• India Reborn 2014 -The Promise of a New Era

    The following article by Acharya David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) was first published by Hindu Human Rights on July 22, 2014.  India’s recent election – which brought Narendra Modi to power with a great majority – is clearly an important if not epoch-making event in the history of the country. It may be the most […]

  • 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: Decrypting Vedic Symbolism/ Karma and Reincarnation in the Rigveda/ Stanley Samartha Memorial Lecture on Pluralism Within Hinduism/ Yogic Ecology and Mother Earth/ Devic and Asuric Forms […]

  • Vedic Yoga: The Path of the Rishi (Glimpse of upcoming book)

    By Vamadeva Shastri (David Frawley, Vedic Yoga like classical Yoga is a complex and many-sided discipline designed to address the needs of different levels and temperaments of individuals. Vedic Yoga addresses all of life and works with all of nature, like a symphony using many instruments, with many movements, scales, tones, and harmonics. Though […]

  • Practice Pranayama to Access Higher Energies

    By Acharya David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri), Published in Tathaastu Magazine and Yoga Aktuel Germany Pranayama is a very deep but often misunderstood aspect of Yoga. From ordinary breathing practices to yogic mastery of the vital force and promoting the higher energy of consciousness, it is all pranayama at various levels. In the following article, […]

  • Yoga and Ayurveda

    By Vamadeva Shastri (David Frawley) Yoga and Ayurveda are vast topics, particularly when one considers both their traditional and modern developments, and the great variety of topics and practices that each can cover. Yoga is not just asanas and Ayurveda is not just herbs, however important these may be! They cover the whole of life. […]

  • Unity & Pluralism in Dharmic Traditions

    By David Frawley (Vamadeva Shastri, One of the two keynote talks given at the close of the International Conference on Dharma-Dhamma, Bhopal, India, Sept. 23, 2012, which was attended by several hundred scholars from throughout the world. It followed the groundbreaking ceremony for a new university for Buddhist and Indic Studies at Sanchi, Madhya […]

  • The Shiva Linga and its Meaning

    Note an expansion of this article in the book of David Frawley: Inner Tantric Yoga: Working with the Universal Shakti (Lotus Press, September 2008) The sexual symbolism of Tantra, like the subject of sexuality in general, has always engaged the human mind. The modern mind seems to be obsessed with it as well. Many people […]

  • Linguistics and Civilization

    By David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) The proposed Aryan Invasion or Migration into India that most history books present as a fact so far has not yet yielded any solid evidence to support it. There is no archaeological, genetic, or literary evidence that shows it to be the case. On the contrary, existing evidence is […]