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How I Became A Hindu - My Discovery of Vedic Dharma


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

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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Science and History/ Leaving the Church

We moved at first to the suburbs in Denver, which was a big city. Unlike the small towns in which we had mainly lived, it opened me up to broader cultural influences. This was particularly so since, owing to financial constraints, we had to enter public school for the first time. The public schools removed me from religious indoctrination. My mind grew under new stimulation. At first we were wary of public school, because in parochial (Catholic) school we were taught that public school was dangerous. It was irreligious, didn’t teach about God, and allowed people to mix regardless of their faiths. I had to learn to compartmentalize religion, forget its rigidities, and just be in school with other children.

As school children it seemed to matter little what our religious background was and it was seldom a topic of discussion or consideration. In my first year of public school I become deeply interested in science, particularly astronomy in which we had a special class that entranced me. The Catholic schools of the time had little by way of science classes. Soon I was reading books on physics, cosmology and relativity. I may not have understood the details but my view of the universe made a radical shift. I began to connect my innate mystical sense with the scientific vastness of a cosmos unbounded time and space. Compared to these great vistas of science the Catholic Church appeared narrow and backward.

In a couple of years I bought a telescope from the money gained by summer jobs that I had done. Later I got larger telescopes. I spent many hours as a young teenager looking up at the stars at night. It was not just a hobby or an interest in science but part of a mystical quest. It once more gave me a sense of that greater universe of consciousness and the cosmic lights that shimmered behind our semi-darkened world.

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