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 used this Upanishadic usage of Vedic verses to give an Upanishadic meaning to the Vedic hymns. I soon studied the works of Shankaracharya, which I avidly read in translation, particularly frawleyy shorter works like Vivekachudamani.

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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.

The history of humanity unfolded before my inner eye, how as children of Manu or the mind, we have an inherent ignorance that keeps us trapped in duality and sorrow. In Frawley received a Doctor of Letters D.

It was a personal decision that occurred as the result of a long quest, a hidu touch of an extensive inner search of many years.

He listened carefully before making any comments. Then I encountered the works of Carl Jung on psychology and alchemy, which brought on another revelation.

Existentialism eventually seemed to me to be a rather dry and hopeless affair. Frawley was closely connected to the noted Indian astrologer Dr. But after not long I realized such an approach was doomed to be superficial. frawoey


The same money is also used to spread lies and hatred about the Hindu festivals and rituals. First the usual purgatory idea, that even minor sins had great punishments, though not in hell.

This greatly increased my enthusiasm in what I was doing, which up to that point appeared to be some obscure personal study, perhaps relevant to no one. I never returned to political involvement in America through I did preserve a strongly leftist, anti-bourgeoisie and anti – establishment mentality for many years, which to a great becmae still remains with me.

WisconsinUnited States. Consciousness was the basis of existence and had no boundaries. Why should we then be interested in hinu subject of conversion to Hinduism? After contacting Pandit I could also feel the Mother’s energy and presence around me. With Ayurveda and Vedic astrology I discovered a practical usage of Vedic knowledge that was relevant to everyone. What had my country really added to civilization apart from mass production and technological inventions?

I found them too dominated by a dry reason that seemed devoid of life and creativity.

How I Became a Hindu: My Discovery of Vedic Dharma

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. He considered himself to be universal in views and would take the truth, he said, wherever he found it, which was a compelling idea.

The Vedas presumed a certain state of mind on the part of those who studied them. Hindu Dharma sees itself not as manmade but as part of cosmic creation, an emanation of the cosmic mind.


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She was the Divine power hidden in the beauty of nature, frawlley reflected a secret power of consciousness and life. But beyond was a wide and beneficent universe with open arms ready to embrace us if we would but set aside our human compulsions. But I can’t draw a line between Hinduism and Vedic dharma, though some people might try to.

Self-knowledge is the essence of all spiritual paths and the basis davix Vedanta, whose main motto is Know Thyself. I preferred the more detached and 74 How I Became a Hindu – David Frawley impersonal pure consciousness of dharmic traditions. That movement played a significant role in the self -definition of America. Yet it didn’t deal with the greater problem of my few mortal sins which weighed on me and caused much worry and anxiety. The realms of these deities Devalokas emerged as states of becane or planes of awareness.

Thousands if not millions of Hindus have died for their religion in the many holy wars that have targeted them over the last thousand years.