New Articles by David Frawley

  • Why Varna is Not Caste

    The Four Varna system reflects a deep ecological and yogic vision of social and universal unity very different from the divisive idea of caste by birth. The following article by Dr David Frawley was first published by IndiaFacts: The Four Varna system of ancient India was originally based upon the idea of an organic social […]

  • Sanskritization: A New Model of Language Development

    The process of Sanskritization is evident not only in the languages of North India that appear to derive from it, but also in the many Sanskrit loan words found in Dravidian languages, including Tamil. The following article by Dr David Frawley was first published by IndiaFacts. The Current Indo-European Model: The Migration of the Proto-Indo-Europeans […]

  • The hidden truth behind Sri Ganesha’s mystic image

    Ganesha is said to be the remover of obstacles, which he is most energised to accomplish on Ganesh Chaturthi. The following article by Dr David Frawley was first published by DailyO. Lord Ganesha is one of the oldest and most revered Hindu deities, as well as the most distinctive. His head of an elephant, enigmatic […]

  • We need to embrace Shri Krishna now more than ever

    The following article by Dr David Frawley was first published by DailyO For the practice of yoga, Krishna is the Yogavatara, the incarnation of yoga in all its aspects of knowledge, devotion and action. If there is any single figure who represents India, its yogic spirituality, vibrant culture and great history, it is Shri Krishna. […]

  • How we can make Bharat rise again

    The following article by Dr David Frawley was first published by DailyO It is time for India as a political state to acknowledge and support itself as a civilisation. India is not just a country or a nation, India is a civilisation. A civilisation is more than a country. It exists as a vast domain […]

  • Why Guru Purnima is unique to Hindu dharma

    The following article by Dr David Frawley was first published by DailyO Many religions honour their founder or great teacher in various ways. Hindu dharma is perhaps unique in honouring the guru or spiritual master as a principle in itself beyond any particular personality, philosophy or revelation. The true guru is a position of spiritual […]

  • Why Are Indian Historians In A Denial Mode?

    The following article by Dr David Frawley was first published by Swarajya Magazine.  India today is a strange country in that, uniquely among the nations of the world, it seems to be afraid of its own history. If we study current historical accounts, particularly by India’s academic left, the most important fact about the history […]

  • Excerpt from: The Art and Science of Vedic Counseling

    Order Book Karmic Reckoning: Taking Control of Your Life Counseling revolves around examining what we are doing in life and learning to make our actions more effective. To improve our efficiency we may observe what other people are doing according to current trends in society, and see how to take advantage of these. Yet for any […]

  • Yogic Neuroscience: Developing the Soma of the Brain

    This is a Vedanet.com exclusive article by Dr. David Frawley The brain is capable of secreting powerful chemicals that can bring about extraordinary changes in body and mind. While drugs can be used to stimulate or substitute for these, there is much in the brain’s own chemical functioning that can be improved. The brain’s secretions can […]

  • Shiva and Prana Yoga

    Shiva and Prana Yoga from Shiva, the Lord of Yoga, by David Frawley Prana Yoga is one of the most important Yoga traditions and an integral part of the worship of Lord Shiva, who represents the highest immortal Prana of pure consciousness beyond time, space and karma. Shiva and the Unitary Prana Shiva is the […]

  • Why we must worship Goddess Kali

    The following article by Dr David Frawley was first published by DailyO As the transforming power of time, she can usher us into a new era of global peace and understanding. Ma Kali is the most misunderstood of all Hindu Goddesses, though she is often regarded as the most powerful. Kali’s dark and fierce form […]

  • Why Lord Shiva is the ultimate grandmaster of yoga

    The following article by Dr David Frawley was first published by DailyO Lord Shiva, among the great deities of Hinduism, most personifies the practice of yoga. As Yogeshwar, the great lord of yoga, he rules over all aspects of yoga relative to body, mind and consciousness. Shiva is the lord of asana practice with 84 […]

  • Why we must honour Goddess Saraswati

    The Veda Mata holds the pure white light of spiritual knowledge and all the rainbow colours of artistic expression. The following article by Dr David Frawley was first published by DailyO The image of the feminine muse who inspires the poet with her beauty and her grace is a common theme in great poetry, from […]

  • How counting your karma can transform your life

    The following article by Dr David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) was first published by DailyO An acceptance of our karmic responsibility in life allows us to act with clarity and integrity. People all over the world speak about karma, relative to their own lives or the condition of society, just as many practice yoga. Yet […]