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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 ancients, perhaps surprising to us, were more conscious about their social structures than we are. They had smaller groups of people and could more easily establish defined cultural orders. They designed their social orders in a particular way that seems rigid to us today. They kept a stricter control of marriage and social intercourse. They had clear and often rigid distinctions of roles and classes, as well as a sharp division of the sexes. 

Modern societies have usually been restructured after some great political event, a revolution or a reform, and have thereby a primarily secular order, like the American revolution. Ancient societies were based upon religious renovations; the code of Moses or Mohammed. The law giver was often the prophet or sage or aligned with him. The social order was not established by man at some point of history, as is the case with modern societies, but brought down from God from a connection with the eternal. 

While such religious cultures may appear superstitious to us or based on wishful thinking, they certainly have been able to endure longer than our secular ones. No secular culture has yet to stand the test of time. Hence we may be wise to reexamine the meaning of culture from the standpoint of religion and spirituality. 

 

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The Class Structrure-Pg1
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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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