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From The River Of Heaven
Index

Hindu And Vedic...

The Eternal Teaching Nature's Medicine...
Science Of Light

Social Science...

Sanskrit.. Karma And The Science ..
Universal Forms... Vedic Cosmology..
Dharmic Philosophies The Paths Of Yoga...
The Source Of Teachings

Appendix

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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DHARMIC PHILOSOPHIES : THEORIES OF TRUTH
Vedanta 

Vedanta recognizes a cosmic Lord or Ishwara as the creator, sustainer and destroyer of the universe. Many Vedantic systems also consider Prakriti, primal Nature, to be Maya, a power of illusion which is ultimately unreal. The systems that teach Maya as illusion are non-dualist (advaita); they say that reality is One only, even God being ultimately unreal. There are also realistic forms of non-duality which see all things as manifestations of the One truth. 

Dualistic systems of Vedanta exist as well, being primarily theistic in nature. Yet even these accept non-duality as one aspect of truth. In this regard they are much more complex and sophisticated than the dualistic systems of Judeao-Christian and Islamic religion, who do not allow for any experience of monism or the identity of the individual soul with the transcendent Divine. 

Basic Vedantic Concepts: 

Atman---the inner or higher Self. There is the individual self (jivatman) and the supreme or absolute Self (paramatman). The two in essence are one just as the universal space is one with the space enclosed within a jar. Brahman----the absolute or supreme reality, the unborn, uncreate transcendent existence. Ishvara----the personal God or the power of Brahman in creation.

 

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