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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Such meditation approaches were both calming and deepening. It is a lucid account of Shri Vamadeva Shastri Dr.
How I Became a Hindu: My Discovery of Vedic Dharma
I moved from a western intellectual rationality hinru a deeper cosmic rationality born of Vedic insight, moving from a humanistic to a cosmic logic and sense of cosmic law. As such it holds the keys to the pre-Christian beliefs that all cultures once had and many people still retain. That movement played a significant role in the self -definition of America.
Catholicism for me was mainly of the Midwest, the farmhouse and my grandparents. Lists with This Book. They also used Biblical terms that reminded me of Christianity and its dogma. Ajay Noria rated it it was amazing Jun 30, I decided to study the Vedas in depth in the original Sanskrit, wanted to directly confirm if Sri Aurobindo’s view was correct that the Vedas did have a deeper spiritual and Vedantic meaning.
However, going from Christianity to Hinduism is a rarer story, particularly for a w, because Hinduism does not aim at conversion. Most importantly, Hinduism is a great spiritual path with yogic traditions of meditation, devotion and insight, in which religion in the outer sense of 18 Hos I Became a Hindu – David Frawley ritual and prayer is only secondary.
Jun 30, Ashish Iyer rated it it was amazing Shelves: I had to disconnect with the world around me and reconnect with a different world within me. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
During his travel across India he met Swamis, mystical sadhus and siddhas. I realized that there was a spiritual current in Europe in spite of the church, and that it not only used Christian symbols in a spiritual context but retained older pagan symbols and 56 How I Became a Hindu – David Frawley contacts with the eastern world. The Devi Goddess at the temple functions as the mother of Ramana and Skanda and the mother davic all true bindu.
Krishnamurti was, on one hand, a typically self- alienated Indian intellectual criticizing his own culture.
Otherwise we should leave becsme infants in the woods and let them raise themselves without authority, tradition or interference.
I looked at the matter differently.
Ramanaidu Kanak Rele V. I remember my early encounters with Vedic texts. Retrieved 25 January Dagazwind rated it really liked it Jan 03, They had a huge house, as well as a big farm with barns, cows and a wide pasture. It is not about a savior but about discovering the Divine presence within us.
He said that humanity would be unlikely to survive another thirty-five years and there was nothing that anyone could do about it. In my case it was becane a question of a hjndu conversion like accepting Jesus as one’s personal savior or surrendering to Allah.
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This led to my teaching and writing in the field and helping create study programs and classes. I was not attending church but I had not left its influence entirely behind me either.
These poems also had eastern affinities that I was gradually discovering. My lingering religious sentimentality and childhood nostalgia for the church gradually faded. Images of Hindu deities appeared in my mind.