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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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HINDU AND VEDIC KNOWLEDGE IN MODERN AGE
East and West

Many of us in the western world tend to reject anything that originates in the East, because we see it as the imposition of a foreign and inappropriate culture upon us. We don't like to see such important cultural values as our religion, our language or way of life altered. We should note that as many people in the eastern world are struggling with the influence of western culture which they similarly feel is threatening to their cultural values. 

All human beings like to preserve their own culture and find other cultures hard to understand. In our examination of other cultures it is always easier to see their negative side. On the other hand, we are all exporting our cultures. Much more of the influence of western culture is still going to the East than that of the East is coming to the West. Yet neither culture can expect it to go only one way.

We are living at a time in which the influence of the East is starting to come to the West. In the previous
centuries it has largely been the influence of the West going to the East with conquest and colonization followed by the export of western culture and religion and the technological and scientific knowledge developed in the West.   We must all realize, therefore, that the boundaries between East and West have been obliterated by modern communication.

We cannot isolate ourselves from eastern cultural influences, any more than they can isolate themselves from ours. Whereas western culture provides the world many gifts of science, technology and humanism, eastern culture provides those of spirituality and religion. Just as science and technology can be abused and cause much damage to the world, as we are witnessing today with pollution and the destruction of the environment, so too, eastern spiritual knowledge has its negative side, with some of the false guru cults and the corruption around them which are also visible today. Just as we need not reject science because of its misapplication, so too we should not reject the spiritual sciences of the East because of their misapplication.

 

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