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Sarva Dharma Sambhav (Are all Religions the Similar ?) – Dr. David Frawley – India Evokes Talks


On this discuss, Dr. David Frawley raises very elementary questions associated to spiritual traditions internationally. He begins his discuss by scrutinizing fundamental assumption that state – Are all Religions the Similar ? or Is there a Sarva Dharma Sambhav?

He finds that the view of Sarva Dharma Samabhava has been changed into a political precept in fashionable India. It has come to dominate the pondering of the nation and has been changed into the principle instrument of making an attempt to harmonize completely different, typically conflicting non secular communities. Nonetheless different nations on this planet, notably close by Pakistan and Bangladesh, haven’t taken it up. Religions espousing an unique or closing revelation like Christianity and Islam have virtually uniformly opposed it.

They don’t assume that their faith is only one amongst many however is the one, the final or the best. They don’t acknowledge real variety in non secular beliefs however divide the world into the true believers and the unbelievers. The disharmony between faith stays and in lots of situations has grown worse. Nor has this concept served to create an equality of views even inside Hinduism the place completely different sects nonetheless compete with each other.

Subsequently, one is compelled to look at this difficulty additional. Is the equality of all religions a non secular precept that’s basically true or a wishful assertion designed to attempt to create concord despite precise variations between teams? Can such mere wishful pondering eradicate actual variations and opposite beliefs? And is it the actual that means of Sarva Dharma Samabhava?

About Speaker : – Dr. David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) D. Litt., is a western born trainer or guru within the Vedic custom. In India, Vamadeva is acknowledged as a Vedacharya (Vedic trainer), and contains in his uncommon large scope of research Ayurveda, Yoga, Vedanta and Vedic astrology, in addition to the traditional Vedic teachings going again to the oldest Rigveda.

Vamadeva is a recipient of the distinguished Padma Bhushan award, one of many highest civilian awards granted by the federal government of India, “for distinguished service of a better order to the nation,” honoring his work and writings as a Vedic trainer, which he obtained in March 2015.

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