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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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VEDIC SOCIAL SCIENCE : THE SPIRITUAL BASIS OF CULTURE
The fourth goal is freedom (moksha), which is our ability to transcend the outer world and our limited place within it. The external world is produced by time and subject to death. We all seek something eternal or lasting so that our life has some enduring meaning. Freedom depends upon knowledge. Hence this is also the goal of knowledge. Through knowledge we can extend ourselves beyond the limits of our bodies and senses and thereby attain things which even wealth and power cannot provide. 

Knowledge, however, is higher or lower. The lower knowledge, that of the intellect, gives us mastery of the outer world. It is only the higher knowledge or self-knowledge which provides for the liberation of the spirit or the true goal of life. How a society defines what is true knowledge is the indication of its ultimate goal and value. These four goals produce four classes or strata of human beings. 

We can call these the laborers or working class, the merchants or commercial class, the political and military class, and the intellectual and spiritual class. We still have them today and while they are not official castes there are definite barriers between them which are hard to cross over. 

 

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About Vedic Social Science : The Spiritual Basis Of Culture
Background Of Society-Pg1
Background Of Society-Pg2
Background Of Society-Pg3
The Class Structrure-Pg1
The Class Structrure-Pg2
The Class Structrure-Pg3
The Vedic Social Order -Pg1
The Vedic Social Order -Pg2
The Vedic Social Order -Pg3
The Structure Of Human Society-Pg1
The Structure Of Human Society-Pg2
The Structure Of Human Society-Pg3
The Structure Of Human Society-Pg4
The Structure Of Human Society-Pg5
The Structure Of Human Society-Pg6
The Limitations Of Society-Pg1
The Limitations Of Society-Pg2
The Limitations Of Society-Pg3
The Four Stages Of Life -Pg1
The Four Stages Of Life -Pg2
The Four Stages of Life -Pg3
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