[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Forums Chat Annouce Calender DigiCards Recommend Remote Invites
[an error occurred while processing this directive]

Hinduism : The Eternal Tradition Sanatana Dharma


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



Major Sections
Books By David Frawley

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

[an error occurred while processing this directive]


Are All Religions One?

There is only One Truth behind all religions, whether the so-called world religions or primitive beliefs. The different arts and sciences also represent various attempts, though they may be indirect, to connect with the One Reality. Recognizing such a Universal Truth, we should strive to develop a universal religion which includes not only what is good in religion, but what is good in art and science, and in all human endeavors to know Reality. All ways of connecting with Truth - whether formulated as religions or not - are like various rivers that flow to the ocean of Truth. They all have a common goal, though not each singly can reach it.

Yet to reach that Truth we must follow a path that leads to Self-realization. Few religious teachings regard Self-realization as the goal of life. Therefore they cannot take us all the way to it, though they may be of preliminary benefit. And religion is sometimes a mask for adharmic activities, for attitudes that do not enlarge our minds and hearts but narrow them down to some dogma or opinion. Such religion cannot take us even part of the way to Truth, which is universal.

Sanatana Dharma is not meant as another one of these streams but as an attempt to portray the reality of the ocean, which accepts all streams without being limited to any of them. For this reason all the spiritual practices that can be found in other religions - like prayer, ritual, mantra and meditation whether devotional or knowledge-oriented - exist within the greater Hindu tradition.


Back ] David Frawley ] Up ] Next ]

About Sanatana Dharma And The Modern World
Should We Follow Any Religion at..? Pg1
Should We Follow Any Religion at..? Pg2
 What is the Purpose of Religion?
What is the Difference Between Religion...?
Why Tradition?
Are All Religions One?
Aren't All Religions the Same?
Aren't All Religions Merely Alternative.. ?
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..?
What is the Importance of a... ?
Can I Keep My Existing Religious... ?
Is Yoga Hindu?
Is not Yoga Enough, Why Should We... ?
Is Hinduism of Value for Westerners?
Aren't There Many Things Wrong With.. ?
Should One Formally Become a Hindu?
Won't A Person Lose their Western ....?
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?
[an error occurred while processing this directive]
HinduNet Signature Merchandise

[an error occurred while processing this directive]
More Information about HinduNet Inc.
Privacy Statement
The Hindu Universe is a HinduNet Inc., website.
Copyrighted 1994-2003, HinduNet Inc.