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 spent many hours as a young teenager looking up at the stars at night. In my books to date I have written little about myself. Second, if one was particularly good one got a bigger davjd in heaven, with saints having great mansions.

They need religious teachings, including prayers and rituals to shape their work, social and family lives on an ethical and devotional level. I remember one particular instance in which I was taking a bus from Colorado to Canada where I was visiting friends, reading the book late at night.

Along with my Ayurvedic work in the mid-eighties I focused on Vedic astrology, introducing classes and courses in it advid well, starting with Ayurveda students. I have recounted my journey and the bridges over which I once traveled, and how I experienced life while I was still on the other side, so that others can take a 11 How I Became a Hindu – David Frawley similar path.

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Yet religion offered some means of access to that other mystical world, or at least I thought that it did. Chaturvedi Sant Singh Chatwal G. A Graham Hancock Reader.


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I imagined living at that time, which seemed much more interesting than the modern world in which I was trapped. Return to Book Page. The Vedas presumed a certain state of mind on the part of those who studied them. Excellent book and everyone who is interested to know more about Hinduism Every Hindu needs to read this book.

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Pandit was perhaps the foremost scholar of Indian spirituality, not from an academic view but from a real understanding and inner experience that spanned the entire tradition. I found the idea of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva as the three great forces of creation, preservation and destruction in the universe to be make sense. Though he was in favor of meditation and the spiritual life, he was against gurus and structured practices.

davie This was not something I cultivated but came of its own accord. Life contained many other possibilities that I was beginning to discover. It included everything from occult teachings of Alice Bailey to Zen, and a prominent place for the teachings of Gurdjieff.

Yet given my connections with the Vedas and Vedanta I couldn’t accept his wholesale rejection of tradition and technique, or his criticism of mantra. I may not have understood the details but my view of the universe made a radical shift.

The result is that the more universal or liberal aspects of Hinduism are forgotten. David Frawley becoming Hindu in both spiritual as well as outer traditional sense. But Hindus also declare that the notion that the universe consists of just the material reality to be false. Europe had a much broader and more diverse culture and a longer history that drew my curiosity.


It once more gave me a sense of that greater universe of consciousness and the cosmic lights that shimmered behind our semi- darkened world. The Gita says, “Both renunciation of works and also their jow lead to the Supreme.

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I could say that I am more a Vedic person, a Vedicist if your will, than simply a Hindu in the ordinary sense. It initiated a series of studies that encompassed western intellectual thought and first brought me in contact with eastern spirituality.

The yoga tradition considers that unless a person has purity in body and mind he cannot transcend them.

Retrieved July 7, After accepting Hiindu Dharma inHe has dedicated his life towards writing books, articles and giving speeches in support of Hindu Dharma. It was quite adaptable and open to each individual. It was like entering into another time, another state of mind, a different language and a 78 How I Became a Hindu frawldy David Frawley different humanity.

However, I soon noticed an intolerance and regimentation among the Sufis that became progressively disturbing to me. Phanindra rated it liked it Jul 11,