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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.

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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.

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Unity & Pluralism in Dharmic Traditions

By David Frawley (Vamadeva Shastri, www.vedanet.com) 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

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Religious Diversity and Biodiversity: The Need to Preserve Both

  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 all human culture and striving,

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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

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