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How I Became A Hindu - My Discovery of Vedic Dharma
Index 

Foreword

Preface Introduction
Early Years

Spiritual Paths And..

India And Hinduism.. Discovery Of Social And..
Journalistic Work Ancient India And...
Hindu Groups In The West Additional Studies Of..
Return Of The Pagans

Debate With The...

The Debate Goes On... Systems Of Vedic Knowledge
Towards A New Western... Conclusion
The Meaning Of The Term...
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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EARLY YEARS 
This led me to a discovery of the Renaissance and its art and philosophy, which I examined in some depth. But it seemed that the Renaissance went the wrong way. It started off as a mystical awakening with Marsilio Ficino and a translation of hermetic works, but soon got caught in realism and materialism. The West had moved away from the rigidity of the church but only to the other extreme of materialism, not to a real discovery of the Spirit that could reconcile both true religion and true science. Out of curiosity from my Catholic background, I looked into Thomas Aquinas and Catholic philosophy as well. It seemed rather dry and dogmatic and had little mysticism in it. 

The teachings of mystical Christianity through the teachings of Meister Eckhart made more sense and I moved on to these. For a while I tried to get back into Christianity outside of the pale of the church, perhaps out of some personal nostalgia. But it quickly became clear to me that the mystical Christian tradition consisted of incomplete teachings or isolated individuals, a tradition that had been crushed before it could flower. The law of karma and the process of rebirth that I had learned about through eastern philosophy made more sense to me than such Christian teachings.

After reading a number of different scriptures and spiritual texts from all over the world, the Christian fixation on Jesus seemed almost neurotic. It was clear to me that there have been many great sages throughout history and Jesus, however great, was only one of many and that his teachings were not the best preserved either.  I failed to see what was so unique about him or what his teachings had that could not be found with more clarity elsewhere. The mystic feeling I once had in Christianity was now entirely transferred to the East.

 

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About Early Years 
Growing Up Out ....Pg1
Growing Up Out ....Pg2
Younger Years ....Pg1 
Younger Years ....Pg2
Younger Years ....Pg3
Younger Years ....Pg4
Younger Years ....Pg5
Younger Years ....Pg6
Younger Years ....Pg7
Science And History...Pg1
Science And History...Pg2
Science And History ...Pg3
Intellectual Awakening...Pg1
Intellectual Awakening...Pg2
Intellectual Awakening...Pg3
Intellectual Awakening...Pg4
Mystical Poetry .....Pg1
Mystical Poetry .....Pg2
Mystical Poetry .....Pg3
Mystical Poetry .....Pg4
The Anti-War Movement...Pg1
The Anti-War Movement...Pg2
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