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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
Vedic Knowledge in Western Culture

All culture is composite in nature and different aspects of our culture come from different sources. Our religions, Christianity and Judaism, come from an ancient Middle Eastern cultural matrix. Most of the secular part of our culture, science, art, philosophy comes from a Greco-Roman base. Our languages and our folk culture derives mainly from our Germanic, Slavic or Keltic ancestors. There is even an Indian or Vedic influence in our culture. 

The further we trace back Indo-european languages the more they come to resemble Sanskrit. These include the Germanic, Slavic, Keltic, Greek and Latin tongues of most of Europe. Ancient Sanskrit has many words we would find familiar--matar, mother; pitar, father; duhitar, daughter; sunu, son; svasar, sister; bhratar, brother; gau, cow. Such words generally relate to the most fundamental factors of life. 

In terms of language western or European culture has a common root with the Sanskrit. In terms of culture, many of the practices of ancient European religions, like the Kelts of Ireland and their druids or the fire worship of the Romans, Germans and Slavs have much in common with the Vedic. Ancient names for the Divine or God, also have their connection. We have divine from Latin deus and Sanskrit deva; Roman Jupiter and Sanskrit Dyaus Pitar; there is Slavic bogu and Vedic bhaga. These reflect a commonality of religious belief and experience, not just a coincidence of language. 

 

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