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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
In ancient cultures all these roles were tied with some religious or spiritual purpose. Now they are purely of a secular or profane nature. In the religious orders of the ancient world the laborers worked for the spiritual good of the society by providing not only food for themselves but also for the priests and the monks. The merchants set aside a certain portion of their wealth to provide for both the lower and the higher classes, to give shelter to the poor or to build churches and temples. The warriors served to protect the whole society from invasions which would disrupt it. The priests dispensed knowledge to all and kept the society in harmony with the cosmic order. 

Actually all the outer values of life tend to go together. They are all based on an external seeking and keep us dependent upon external influences. Pleasure, wealth, power and outer knowledge are all based upon desire. We seek wealth and power to give us more pleasure. We seek knowledge to give us more wealth and power. Only spiritual knowledge is an inner value. Our values determine our life experience. They color our perception and determine our view of the world. The merchant sees the world in terms of money or saleable goods. His perception of the world is bound by commercial values.

 

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Background Of Society-Pg1
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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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