Category: New Articles by David Frawley

Uncovering the Secrets of Time and Space, Beyond all Dimensions

Space-time in Modern Physics and in Vedic Thought Modern physics speaks of three dimensions of space with time as the fourth dimension. Vedic thought speaks of infinite space and eternal time as your true Self and the core of your being.   Akasha or Space is the most subtle of the Vedic five elements, governing

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Diwali and Rama Rajya

Diwali celebrates the return of Sri Rama to Ayodhya after fourteen years of exile. This follows immediately after Rama’s great victory over Ravana and his recovery of his beloved wife Sita. As such, Rama’s return indicates the triumph of light over darkness and dharma over adharma. It marks the establishment of Rama Rajya, the rule

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The Meaning of Durga

No country in the world demonstrates such enduring reverence for the Great Mother Goddess, as does India. The Goddess is celebrated in every form, aspect and quality, through music, art, ritual, mantra and meditation. She is honored in women, the Earth, nature and the transcendent beyond all expression. Her worship is full of splendor, delight,

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Mahatma Gandhi at 150 Years

  Mahatma Gandhi remains the most well known and respected figure of modern India and its Independence Movement. His spiritual approach to political activism has influenced the entire world, including the civil rights movement in the United States through Dr. Martin Luther King. Yet while many people know about Gandhi, few understand what he represented

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Freedom of Debate: Is It Allowed Today?

The dharmic traditions of India have always valued a tradition of open debate in which everything is questioned and every point of view explored, however contrary. That is why India’s philosophical systems have such a great variety and never excluded any opinion, accepting also an atheist materialistic school of Charvaka as one point of view.

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The Purusha, the Real Person within You

The Complexity of our Physical Existence   If you carefully examine your life, you can easily observe that our human existence is complicated, many sided, with numerous subtle connections both within us and around us, extending widely into time and space,. We spend most of our time trying to manage the bewildering challenges of our

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Anxiety and its Treatment through Yoga and Ayurveda

Anxiety is almost epidemic in the modern higher tech world, though it is a long standing human problem. It is increasing globally during this coronavirus pandemic. Anxiety is largely Vata Dosha disorder in Ayurvedic medicine, a problem that arises from an excess of the air and space elements and lack of earth, water and fire,

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Ketu: The Most Mysterious and Powerful of Planetary Influences

Ketu represents the subtle energies that allow us to either transcend our karma or have to face the most powerful and dangerous karmas within us, either individually or collectively. We are facing a new astrological confrontation with Ketu today.   From September 2020 to April 2022 Ketu will be transiting the sign of Scorpio, often

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Collective Karma and Vedic Astrology

  We are all affected by collective karma, which has powerful trends that strongly impact us at personal and psychological levels as well as in our outer lives. Collective karmic disturbances affect all of us. There are major collective disruptions including wars, recessions, political divisions, riots, and natural calamities like plagues, floods, droughts, earthquakes and

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Santosha, the Yogic State of Inner Contentment

American Institute of Vedic Studies
American Institute of Vedic Studies
Santosha, the Yogic State of Inner Contentment
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  Santosha, the yogic state of contentment, is not ordinary contentment, such as being happy personally with who are, what

The Healing Power of Shakti

Shakti, the intrinsic grace of the Divine Mother Goddess, holds the supreme power of spiritual, psychological and bodily well-being. Connecting