A Steve Jobs keynote presentation is an extraordinary expe- rience, and he. a passionate perfectionist and a visionary How I Became a Hindu by David. David Frawley (Vamadeva Shastri) HOW I BECAME A HINDU My Discovery of Vedic Dharma By David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastry) Contents Foreword. HOW I BECAME A HINDU My Discovery of Vedic Dharma By David Frawley ( Pandit Vamadeva Shastry).
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I realized that we lived on a large planet composed of many lands with diverse religions and cultures, most of which I was taught little about in school.
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It brought a wider and more integral Vedanta and one that connected with poetry and mantra. Up to that point I had a limited understanding of the role of deities in spiritual practice.
I also found the existence of the Atman or higher Self to be self-evident. In turn I began an intense study of Ayurveda. They also used Biblical terms that reminded me of Christianity and its dogma. The Question of Becoming a Hindu Why would anyone, particularly a modern and educated person born in the West, want to become a Hindu, much less feel proud in calling himself one?
Frawley was closely connected to the noted Indian astrologer Dr. The alternative medicine movement was beginning in a big way. Isn’t this the age of questioning old-style religion in the manner of Why I am not a Christian by the great British philosopher, Bertrand Russell, or the more recent Why I am not a Muslimby Ibn Warraq?
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Sometimes they seemed primitive or even violent in their language. He took my hand and led me through the temple, doing the puja to the main deities. It was a personal decision that occurred as the result of a long quest, a finishing touch of an extensive inner search of many years. Even Hindus who speak of the glory of the Vedas frawoey can’t explain Vedic teachings in detail. The teacher’s approach was highly eclectic.
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David Frawley’s discovery of Hinduism for himself has eased the way for others who want to reach the same goal. Reading a book on Hindu Dharma written davi a Hindu may contain biased views. Skanda is the incarnation of the power of direct insight. I gradually returned to the ordinary state of consciousness as the meditation came to an end. He divided the Vedas into the Karma Kanda or section of works and the Jnana Kanda or dvid of knowledge.
His approach was quite dramatic, exciting and novel, with ever-new ideas and bizarre stories. For most people in the West becoming a Hindu resembles joining a tribal religion, a Native American or Native African belief with many gods and strange rituals, rather than converting to a creed or belief of necame organized world religion.
Being a Buddhist, a Christian or a Muslim seems more universal, even recognizing that these traditions may lack the diversity and richness of Hinduism. These poems also had eastern affinities that I was gradually discovering. It is the foundation of Indian culture that is rooted in the Sanskrit language which first arose as Hinduism’s sacred language.
His wife Yogini Shambhavi Chopra joins him in his teachings. I practiced Western astrology for several years, using Vedic astrology as a sidelight, but gradually shifted over to the Vedic system.
But a cultural tradition that promotes spirituality and creativity is very helpful. With their trappings of suffering, sin and guilt Catholic beliefs seemed more part of the human world rather than that other magical realm where human turbulence couldn’t enter.
He had important teachings crawley perception and on the workings of the mind and emotions that added much depth to my meditation. Frawley further suggested in his article that it concurs with the texts of the Rig Veda includes close connections with ocean based on the repeated occurrence in the texts of the Sanskrit word samudrameaning ocean.
I learned that a core of inner teachings existed behind the outer religious traditions of the world, an esoteric approach beyond their exoteric forms. Some people argue that the name Hindu is inappropriate because it is not traditional.
Mahesh Banda rated it really liked it Jun 25, The Vedic view allows thinking and debate and can even accept a Krishnamurti who rejects the tradition for his insights on meditation. The intellect gets caught in endless doubts and ends in nihilism or agnosticism.