How I Became a Hindu: My Discovery of Vedic Dharma | Author: David Frawley (Vamadeva Shastri) | Publisher: Voice of India 2001 | Foreword by Subhash Kak | Pages: 208 | ISBN: 81-85990-60-3 | Editions: English (India), Telegu, Tamil, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam
Vamadeva’s personal journey through Veda, Vedanta and Hindu Dharma, including his work and study in India and his interaction with various Hindu groups and Vedic teachers over more than twenty years. The book emphasizes how David Frawley came to understand and join Hindu Dharma and become a Hindu teacher or Hindu Dharma Pracharaka, which remains central to all his work. Discusses important issues of the relevance of Hindu Dharma to the West and its encounter with Christianity, includes Vamadeva’s 1997 debate with the Archbishop of Hyderabad on the issue of conversions in India.
An important book for those who want to see the relevance of Hinduism to modern seekers and Yoga practitioners. It reveals Hinduism as Sanatana Dharma, the Eternal Tradition that is relevant to everyone. It also helps Hindus understand and appreciate their own teachings and practices.