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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 Class Structure 

All ancient and medieval cultures up to the past few centuries in the West and many of those still existing elsewhere in the world have been based upon the same general idea. This is the division of society into several major groups according to an organic differentiation of functions.  

These are the classes of the priests, nobility and the common people, the latter usually divided into merchants and farmers. Within this are usually other sub castes like artists and craftsmen. This idea which we still find in its petrified form in the caste system of India was the universal idea of the ancient mind. It appeared to the ancient mind to represent the natural order, to be self-evident. We find it among the Mayans, Aztecs and Incas of the New Word. We see it in ancient Egypt, Babylonia, Assyria, Persia, as well as India and China. Even Christian Europe in the Middle Ages followed it. 

While we may want to dismiss it today as a form of social inequality and political oppression, it is not wise simply to reject ideas according to the forms they have degenerated into in time. If this idea was so universal it had a meaning and a purpose, it reflected a certain truth that must have had some validity at least for a time.

 

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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
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The Limitations Of Society-Pg1
The Limitations Of Society-Pg2
The Limitations Of Society-Pg3
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The Four Stages of Life -Pg3
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