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 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, davif that others can take a 11 How I Became a Hindu – David Frawley similar path. I wasn’t content merely seeking enjoyment but was looking for some higher goal, whether political, intellectual or spiritual.

Its wealth of teachings on mantra, meditation, prana, kundalini, chakras and Self-realization is perhaps unparalleled in the world. Psychology was another interesting topic that I discovered, including Freud’s ideas on sex, which helped favid me from my Catholic background, but I felt that he had not understood the deeper levels of the mind and its creative process.

How I Became a Hindu: My Discovery of Vedic Dharma

It became a one man teaching or one-man tradition – a Krishnamurti teaching. But a cultural tradition that promotes spirituality and creativity is very helpful. The atheist existentialists generally took refuge in Communism. The group that I was involved with was one of the few in the Denver 63 How I Became a Hindu – David Frawley area and so offered an alternative way of life than either my family or the counterculture, which was quite appealing at the time.

It was clear to me that there have been many great sages throughout history and Jesus, however great, was only one of many and that his teachings were not the best preserved either. While they opened the daavid forward on the classical Hindu-Buddhist world, they closed the door backward on the more mysterious Vedic age.


Many people think that Hinduism does not take new members at all. Discovering Hinduism is something primeval, a contacting of the deeper roots of nature, in which the spirit lies hidden not as an hlndu creed but as a mysterious and unnamable power.

But boys will be boys and play games together, regardless of their family faiths. Advani Shabana Azmi Homi K. I thought that either the Vedic rishis were not true sages or that something was fundamentally in wrong in how we have interpreted their teachings. For that reason it is a good place to enlarge our views and gain a greater understanding of our global religious ftawley, most of which does not lie in western monotheism.

In it I noted the various verses from the Rig Veda davif he used to open the chapters. I wouldn’t read or study American authors except for Thoreau.

I had one elder brother, seven younger sisters and one younger brother. One could swim in the field of his mind like a whale in the open sea and never encounter any limits. I wasn’t quite certain what a house in heaven might be, and the whole thing seemed suspicious. The book shows how the ancient Vedic world can come alive and touch us today, not only as a relic of the past but as an inspiration for the future.

Sri Aurobindo’ s force was also there, particularly at his samadhi shrine, in which I could feel and experience his life and teachings. These mainly came from the Kriya Yoga tradition, which I contacted in several ways.

I realized that we should speak out on these issues and not simply be silent or such distortions would go unchallenged. Mahesh Banda rated it really liked it Jun 25, So though my faith was disturbed I still held on to it, hoping that something better would come from it. But at least it promised away to eradicate my sins without having to announce all my dastardly deeds to the priest.

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Both my befame grew up on dairy farms in the Midwest of the United States Wisconsin and came from strong Catholic backgrounds. He comes from Catholic background and couln’t find answers to his questions in Christianity and hence he read about other philosophies which mainly included East and West Europeans, Egyptian, Islam, Buddhism, and Sanatana Dharma Hinduism.


My mind had a certain emotional or artistic urge and was not content with mere logic or science. Archived from the bbecame on It is not defined versus an other as are Biblical traditions that reflect a dichotomy of Christian- pagan or Muslim-kafir.

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While one should respect a diversity of spiritual paths, life requires choices and we must eventually follow a specific path, though hopefully one that is broad in nature. 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. Pandit was a calm and concentrated person, with a penetrating vision.

I began creating a system to unlock the greater meaning of the Vedic language. Kaul Neelam Kler M. Unfortunately, it is cumbersome and unfamiliar. I began my own journey to the East. It was tolerant, open and non-judgmental, free of any sense of sin or moralism. Ravindra Kumar S R rated it liked it Jul 01, Some people argue that the name Hindu is inappropriate because it is not traditional. I could feel the spirit or Purusha enchained in matter, gradually striving emerge through the human being.

Overcoming Anti-Hindu Stereotypes Hinduism is a religion with many Gods and Goddesses, with strange images of many heads, many arms or animal features.