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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 
I soon realized that we are supposed to take religious matters as articles of faith, which means to be quiet and accept them, however odd they may appear. Such faith is usually a veil for our human needs or for superstitions that cannot stand scrutiny. I couldn’t suppress myself from thinking in the name of faith in something, like the miracles of Jesus, which had little to do with me and seemed impossible. The figure of Jesus on the cross that we saw during mass was rather gruesome and unpleasant. One didn’t want to look at it. We were told that we had all killed Jesus.

We were responsible for his death by our sins, which were terrible in the eyes of God. But then I never knew Jesus and since he lived two thousand years ago, how could my actions have affected him? I could never really relate to the image of the sacrificed savior who saves us, we who cannot save ourselves. I also began to notice that we all have our personal failings, including the nuns that taught us who had evident tempers and not much patience. The whole thing didn’t seem to be as God given as we were told it was.

The Christian God who had to sacrifice his own son to save humanity was a figure of both fear and enigma. This strange God created the devil as well. And of course we were all afraid of the devil and his retinue, particularly at night or on Halloween. This strange God was distant and unapproachable and yet demanded so much of his creatures. 

 

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About Early Years 
Growing Up Out ....Pg1
Growing Up Out ....Pg2
Younger Years ....Pg1 
Younger Years ....Pg2
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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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