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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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In Ganapati’s works I found an approach to the Vedas in harmony with my deepest thoughts. The emphasis on Indra that I had already developed in my writings was also there in his Thousand Names of Indra. He understood Agni as Skanda and as Ramana, which made perfect sense to me. I also began to come into contact with Ganapati on a subtle level, feeling an inner rapport and transmission of knowledge. It was as if he was speaking to me in my own mind.

Ganapati was a Vedic scholar, a Tantric yogi, an Ayurvedic doctor and a Vedic astrologer, as well as an active social thinker and reformer – covering the same basic range of fields that I had and at a much deeper level. He even researched the history of the Vedas and the Mahabharata. He was probably the greatest Sanskrit poet and writer of this century. His greatest work, Uma Sahasram, has a thousand verses and forty chapters each down flawlessly in a different Sanskrit meter. I recognized him as a model for what I was attempting in all aspects of my work. He also presented an approach that balanced my connection with both Aurobindo and Ramana. Through Ganapati I was able to bridge the gap between the two. No doubt a secret affinity with him was behind the position that I had taken.

Natesan has remained as an important friend and mentor, helping me on several levels inwardly and outwardly. He has continued to pass on special teachings over the years, not only from Ganapati but also from Ramana and from Sri Aurobindo, as he remains in contact with both ashrams. Ganapati came to me through Natesan and became a personal example for me to follow. He shared my same varied interests and integrated them as part of his greater spiritual path.

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About India And Hinduism, The Spiritual Tradition
India And Hinduism.Pg1
Sri Aurobindo....Pg1
Sri Aurobindo....Pg2
The  Ramanashram ...Pg1
The Ramanashram
The Ramanashram
The Goddess.Pg1
The Goddess.Pg2
Sadhu on the Hill 
Ganapati Muni...Pg1
Ganapati Muni...Pg2
Ganapati Muni...Pg3
Bhakti Yoga.....Pg1
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Brahmarshi Daivarata 
The Himalayas...Pg1
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Shankaracharya Pg1
Shankaracharya Pg2
Alandi-Swami Ram Das
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