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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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THE ETERNAL TEACHING: SANATANA DHARMA
This, however, does not mean that it is wrong for us to adapt some of the cultural or outer forms of yoga. Outer aspects of the teaching like the diet or the style of art may be relevant for enhancing our lives. While we need not look or dress or act like Hindus we need not go to the other extreme and reject the culture of Yoga so as not to appear different than our neighbors. Wearing white, for example, can elevate and purify the mind. 

To use such practices may not be a blind adaptation of a foreign culture but based on an understanding of the spiritual reason beyond the cultural form. As such it will serve to universalize our culture, not to limit it. As its foundation Hinduism possesses a broad and complete cultural matrix. It has its own language, poetry, drama, dance, art, sculpture, science, mathematics and medicine. Christianity relies upon primarily a Greco-Roman influence for the intellectual or secular part of its culture, like art and philosophy.

Islam relies to a great extent on ancient Greek and Persian sources. Buddhism relies primarily on other sources in the same way; the Tibetans taking much of Hindu culture like art and medicine, as did the Indian Buddhists, the Chinese Buddhists following the earlier Taoist and Chinese culture.

 

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