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How I Became A Hindu - My Discovery Of Vedic Dharma


Preface Introduction
Early Years

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Return Of The Pagans

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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

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Some like Francois Gautier and Michel Danino have written books and articles that eloquently deal with the need for a resurgent Hinduism. While western Yoga students sometimes find my comments about the political situation in India to be too pro-Hindu, this is seldom the case with westerners actually living in India, particularly those working in the religious field. They have to deal first hand with the leftist propaganda and missionary aggression, and have understood the media distortions. They see with their own eyes the modern cultural war in which Hindu society is under siege by vested interests of less tolerant and more materialistic forces.

The example of western Swamis can be very helpful, showing to Hindus how western people can dedicate their lives to Hindu spirituality. One western Swami in India that has strongly encouraged my defense of Hinduism is Swami Satyananda. Originally from Spain he became a Swami under Muktananda. Later he lived at the Ramanashram for many years, performing the full range of tapas. He also did pilgrimages throughout India and to Mount Kailas in Tibet. Now he looks like a great Rishi and shows how even westerners can advance on the yogic path if they faithfully follow its disciplines.

Swami Satyananda has continued to encourage my work upholding Hindu dharma. Whenever I feel isolated or extreme in my views I remember such examples. I have also at times considered becoming a Swami myself but at least for now have decided against it in order to have more freedom of action and expression in political and intellectual fields, which is usually outside the field of concern for renunciates.

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