Articles on Hinduism

  • Pluralism and Universalism within Hinduism

    Bangalore Initiative for Religious Dialogue (BIRD) is a low profile organization formed in 2001, by a small group of Hindus, Muslims and Christians in Bangalore, who are strongly convinced about the dire need to preserve inter-faith amity in the true and abiding traditions of India, which is a living symbol of religious diversity and inclusiveness. […]

  • Vamadeva’s Hindu Human Rights Website Articles

    Vamadeva has a number of important posted and well-illustrated articles on the Hindu Human Rights¬†website covering a variety of topics relating to Hinduism and the Vedas, as noted below: India Reborn, the Promise of a New Era Decrypting Vedic Symbolism/ Karma and Reincarnation in the Rigveda/ Stanley Samartha Memorial Lecture on Pluralism Within Hinduism/ Yogic […]

  • Religious Diversity and Biodiversity

    RELIGIOUS DIVERSITY AND BIODIVERSITY BY DAVID FRAWLEY The Place of Religion Religion in the true sense of the word is probably the most important aspect of human life. After all, it most clearly addresses our eternal concerns, while the other aspects of life are more transient in their outlook. Religion is perhaps the essence of […]

  • The Need for a New Indic School of Thought

    By David Frawley Adapted from Hinduism and the Clash of Civilizations. During the Eurocolonial period, Indian history and civilization were distorted to fit European perceptions. A new school of thought is needed that will see Asian history and tradition with Asian eyes and thought, beginning with India . The “clash of civilizations” A clash of […]

  • Hindu View of Nature

    First Published in Hindu Voice UK which has published many articles of David Frawley (Vamadeva Shastri) The Hindu approach to ecology requires that we first understand how Hindu Dharma views the world of nature, which is very different than that of the predominant western religions. Western religious thought based upon Biblical traditions regards nature as […]

  • Hinduism, Sanatana Dharma and India

    By David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) First Published in Hindu Voice UK Hinduism and Sanatana Dharma Sanatana Dharma, which means the eternal or universal tradition, is the ancient name for what we today call the Hindu religion. It refers to a dharma, a teaching, law or truth that exists in perpetuity, that is all-encompassing, embracing […]

  • Hinduism, Sanatana Dharma and Yoga

    Note: People often ask about the relationship between Vedas, Hinduism and related disciplines of Yoga, Ayurveda and Vedic astrology, particularly to what extent one may need to embrace the spiritual and religious background of these teachings in order to really benefit from them. In the same vein people often ask about the Vedic institute as […]

  • Patheos.com Articles

    Patheos.com is a major web portal for discussion about the world’s religions. Pandit Vamadeva (David Frawley) has been brought in as an expert for issues relative to Hinduism, in which he is a well known teacher from within the tradition. Follow link below to Patheos.com and its Future of Religion: Hinduism Section and Frawley’s articles. […]

  • Towards a New Dharmic Vision of Humanity

    By David Frawley (Vamadeva Shastri) The Meaning of Dharma: Dharma is perhaps the key term for the great spiritual traditions of India and East Asia, Hindu and Buddhist, whether relative to their understanding of the outer world of nature or the inner realm of consciousness. It is the basis of India’s vast and diverse culture […]