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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

Sacred History and Cosmology  

Particularly, In the Puranas and Itihasas, we find presented the Vedic view of human history and of the order of the universe. We do find some of what we might consider from our rationalistic perspective to represent human history or a description of the physical world. However, we find many mythic elements which appear quite imaginary. For example, the Earth is said to consist of seven continents divided by seven seas of different substances like water, milk, honey, etc.  

Such views, however, were never meant to portray the actual state of things in time and space. They include not just the visible world in their scope but also the invisible worlds.  Sacred history is not concerned with the actual dates of various events. It is concerned with showing how we fell from the eternal into time and how we can return from time to the eternal. It shows where the eternal intersects time. It may also consider how time in our world is connected with time in the other more subtle worlds. Whereas our secular history is linear, sacred history has a qualitative dimension that cuts through chronological time only one level.

 

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