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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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UNIVERSAL FORM OF WORSHIP: TEMPLES, PUJA AND HOMA
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This giving of wishes or blessings is an integral part, the beginning and end of all rituals. It comes with Om, which means all is the Divine, the Self is the Divine. Such worship is not a custom or a religious bias but an expression of the universal truth, an actualization of the universal law, a harmonization with the movement of all life towards the Divine. Such rituals should be done by all according to their nature. They are the essence of true human culture and need not be denied because they do not appear modern or entertaining. Their action is the creative play of the cosmic being which is the true being of man. It is only when we become cosmic and live in harmony with the universe that we are truly human. 

Today we still need these forms of worship in our society. We may adapt them but their action is an essential part of all human life. Without worship we fail as human beings. Without a collective form of worship we fail as a human society. Through the manifold forms of Hinduism we can bring a universality to our patterns of worship. Without that our religions will only serve to divide us. Worship is an extension of our nature. It is the essence of human nature. It is as spontaneous as our love of nature. The division between nature and the Divine is not a product of truth but of a limited and warped  medieval mentality. 

Once this division between nature and the church is removed, we will find aspiration as easy as play. This does not mean to reduce the spiritual to the crude forms of nature. It means to attune ourselves with the spiritual aspiration inherent in nature and in our own deepest nature. 

 

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