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Hinduism : The Eternal Tradition Sanatana Dharma
Index

Preface 

Perennial Wisdom 

Sanatana Dharma

Religion And Spirituality...

Religion Or Dharma

The Eternal View Of Hinduism

Idolatary And Dogmatism

Religion And Spirituality..

Religious And Spiritual Practices

Civilization And Social Issues

Hinduism And Sanatana Dharma

Hinduism And Other Religions

Appendices

       

Major Sections
Books By David Frawley
Arjuna

Awaken Bharata

From The River Of Heaven How I Became A Hindu
The Myth Of Aryan Invasion Of India

Hinduism : The Eternal Tradition, Sanatana Dharma

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SANATANA DHARMA AND THE MODERN WORLD

All of us at some time or another seek an answer the ultimate questions of life - Does God or any spiritual reality exist? How might we know it? How can we live in harmony with it? Is there some part of ourselves which is immortal and part of God?

Religion in the true sense is the seeking of such higher knowledge. It is a means of discovering that Divine reality within us, not a dogma defining what God is outside of ourselves. Such religion is not an organized belief system but a set of spiritual practices to be adapted on an individual basis.

These practices include the full range of human approaches to the Divine, the paths of knowledge (jnana yoga), devotion (bhakti yoga), service (karma yoga) and meditational techniques (raja yoga). While we should discard religion in the outer sense as organized dogma and social conditioning, we should embrace religion in the inner sense as yogic and meditational practices. Otherwise our lives will have no enduring meaning and we will take nothing with us at death but frustration and delusion.

 

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About Sanatana Dharma And The Modern World
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Why Tradition?
Are All Religions One?
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Isn't It Wrong for Religious People to. ?
Should We Not Combine All...?
Can I be a Follower of All Spiritual Paths?
What Do All Hindus Believe?
Isn't the Universal Tradition More Than..?
Should Not Westerners Follow ..?
Don't Westerners Require a Scientific..?
What is the Ancient Western Vedic... ?
Don't We Need Practices Designed..?
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Can I Keep My Existing Religious... ?
Is Yoga Hindu?
Is not Yoga Enough, Why Should We... ?
Is Hinduism of Value for Westerners?
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Should One Formally Become a Hindu?
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How Can We Integrate East and West?
Are Gurus Necessary?
Does One Require a Living Guru?
Should One Follow a Traditional Guru?
Can One Change Gurus?
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