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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 SOURCE OF TEACHINGS : THE VEDAS, PURANAS AND TANTRAS

The Source of Teachings : The Vedas, Puranas and Tantras

"The One Truth the sages call by many names." R.V.I.164.  

There are many different forms of spiritual and religious teachings in the world devised to lead us to the truth. The Hindu and Vedic teaching contains all possible varieties of these.  

Each religion has its source teaching. These are usually called scriptures. The Judeo-Christian teaching has the Bible, Islam the Koran, Buddhism has the Buddha's Sutras, Taoism has the Tao Teh Ching, Zoroastrianism the Zend Avesta. The Bible and Koran consist of ancient history, stories and symbolic teachings. The Buddhist Sutras are mainly the lectures and discourses of the Buddha and possess a philosophical nature. They are also  a more diverse body than the scriptures of these other religions. The Tao Teh Ching is the sayings of Lao Tse. The Zend Avesta consists of the prayers of Zarathustra.  

Hinduism does not contain any central source teaching like these. There is no simple bible or Koran all must study or follow every day. The ancient Vedas have a similar position theoretically as scriptures, we might say, but they are seldom read or understood today, and are a far more diverse set of teachings from a number of different sources and teachers.

 

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