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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 PATHS OF YOGA : YOGA
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Islam itself is primarily devotional but it follows a strict formless devotion which prohibits all use of images, though the Koran like the Bible uses many poetic metaphors, the images of the mind. Hinduism contains a similar devotional approach but free of the fanaticism and violence we more commonly see in these exclusivistic religions.  

Devotion also appeals to an artistic mentality. The muse is nothing but a lower form of the Divine beloved. The use of images, statues, rituals and chants is a subtle form of art and poetry directed towards the Divine through devotion. Art is in its true form a path of devotion. It directs the mind and the senses towards the appreciation of the eternal.  

Great modern teachers of the Yoga of Devotion include Ramakrishna, Paramahansa Yogananda, Anandamayi Ma, Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. The list could be made much longer as devotion is perhaps the essence of Hinduism.

The classical text is Narada's BHAKTI SUTRAS. Philosophies have been built on devotion also like the Vedantic approaches of Ramanuja and Madhva. These express theism as the ultimate reality and give emphasis to the personality of the Divine. But they recognize the unity of the Godhead as the basis of the play of the Divine personality.

 

 

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