Monday, April 14, 2008

SANATAN DHARM by Dr. Frank Moraes

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Subject: [prohindu] DHARMA JOURNAL - April 14, 2008

Dharma Journal
Authentic Dharma for Today's World
April 14, 2008 - Founded in 1998
(Ten Years of Excellence in the Service of Dharma)

"Dr. Frank Morales represents the Sankalpa [the will] of the Hindu
people and the cause of Sanatana Dharma. I urge all Hindus
everywhere to give him your full support, assistance, and
encouragement in his crucial work. He needs and deserves our help."

- Dr. David Frawley (Oct. 14, 2007)


"The greatest era in the history of Sanatana Dharma does not lay
behind it, but is about to occur in our lifetime. Sanatana Dharma is
not an archaic tradition to be relegated to the past, but represents
the most cutting-edge and spiritually progressive world-view that the
earth has ever known. In the near future - in our lifetime - we will
witness all culture, religion, politics, arts, economics, and world
thought being reshaped in the light of Dharma, in the light of the
Eternal Natural Way. For this new compassionate and healthy Dharmic
world to become a reality, however, all Dharmins [followers of Dharma]
must exhibit the courage, the strength, the fearlessness, the
humility, and the determination to dedicate themselves wholly to
practicing authentic Dharma, and to serving humanity with all their
being. Together, united in strength, purpose, and compassion, we can
recreate our world for the better. May God empower us that we may
revive Dharma in this world."

- Sri Dharma Pravartaka Acharya (Dr. Frank Morales, Ph.D.)


The Teachings of the Bhagavad Gita

In the beginning the creator created human beings together with
selfless service (Seva, sacrifice) and said: By serving each other you
shall prosper and the sacrificial service shall fulfill all your
desires. (3.10)

Nourish the celestial controllers with selfless service, and they will
nourish you. Thus nourishing one another you shall attain the Supreme
goal. (3.11)

The celestial controllers, served by selfless service, will give you
all desired objects. One who enjoys the gift of celestial controllers
without sharing with others is, indeed, a thief. (3.12)

The righteous who eat after feeding others are freed from all sins,
but the impious who cook food only for themselves - without first
offering to God, or sharing with others - verily eat sin. (3.13)

The living beings are born from food grains, grains are produced by
sacrificial work or duty performed by farmers and other field workers.
Duty is prescribed in the scriptures. Scriptures (such as the Vedas,
the Holy Bible, the Holy Koran) come from the Supreme Being. Thus the
all-pervading Supreme Being or God is ever present in selfless
service. (3.14-15)

The one who does not help to keep the wheel of creation in motion by
sacrificial duty (Seva), and rejoices sense pleasures, that sinful
person lives in vain. (3.16)

The one who rejoices the Supreme Being, who is delighted with the
Supreme Being, and who is content with the Supreme Being alone, for
such a Self-realized person there is no duty. Such a person has no
interest, whatsoever, in what is done or what is not done. A
Self-realized person does not depend on anybody, except God, for
anything. (3.17-18)


The Art of Wisdom

"The acquisition of wisdom is not merely an intellectual or
theoretical enterprise. Rather, true wisdom is the consequent result
of the uniting of knowledge with immediate spiritual realization via
the practice of God-centered meditation. It is in devotional
meditative absorption upon the Absolute that both factual knowledge
and the faculty of discernment itself finally bare spiritual fruit in
the form of direct non-mediated perception of Truth. When we achieve
such an experience, transcendent Truth itself then becomes a living
presence within us, nurturing us in the light of God's grace. To have
wisdom means to surrender to Truth itself, and to presence that Truth
in our everyday lives in everything we do, think, and say."

- Sri Dharma Pravartaka Acharya

(From: "The Art of Wisdom: Affirmations for Boundless Living". To be
released April 23, 2008.)



1. Radical Universalism Book Now Published!

"Radical Universalism: Does Hinduism Teach that All Religions are the
Same?" By Dr. Frank Morales, Ph.D.

In 2005, Dr. Frank Morales wrote a long philosophical essay that was
destined to become one of the most widely read, groundbreaking, and
influential works ever written in the history of Hinduism. In the
last two years since its initial publication, Dr. Morales' work
on "Radical Universalism" has been read by over one-million readers,
translated into a half dozen languages, published in over a dozen
periodicals, appeared on hundreds of websites, and changed the way
the world views Sanatana Dharma forever!

Now a new, expanded edition of this work has been published in India
by the Voice of India publishing company. With a powerful forward by
Dr. David Frawley, and endorsements by dozens of the world's most
important Hindu leaders, this new book edition of Dr. Morales' work
is destined to reach an even broader audience.

To order your copy today, please send a check or money order payable
to "Dr. Frank Morales" for US$11 to:

Dr. Frank Morales
14455 Harrison Street, Suite 311
Omaha, NE, USA 68138

"Few have the background and fewer still the courage to speak boldly
about the unfortunate ascension in modern times of Hindu universalism.
Sri Dharma Pravartaka Acharya has both, and wields them in this book
to trenchant purpose. Anyone seeking to comprehend the origins and
intellectual dangers of an "all religions are the same" mind-set need
look no further. It's all flayed open here, logically and compellingly."

Paramacharya Palaniswami
Hinduism Today Magazine

"Radical Universalism" by Dr. Frank Morales is an important essay that
dispels many misconceptions about the Hindu tradition. Sanatana Dharma
emphatically speaks of the difference between the asuric and the
daivika currents of reality and the need to choose the latter if one
wishes to obtain knowledge and understanding. Dr Morales is right to
stress that the slogan that "all religions are the same" is
antithetical to the spirit of the Vedas. Progress, at the personal and
the societal levels, comes only through a process of churning. I
recommend this book very strongly."

Professor Subhash Kak
Author of "The Prajna Sutra, The Astronomical Code of the Rgveda", and
many other books.

"In this book, Dharma teacher Sri Dharma Pravartaka Acharya
(American-born Dr. Frank Morales) develops a cogent argument against
the universalistic fallacy. He traces its origins in the colonial
condition, when prominent Hindus interiorized this novel European
idea, and documents its lightning career through divergent sections of
Hindu society including such seeming antagonists as Gandhism and Hindu
nationalism. He draws attention to the odd sense of superiority which
some preachers derive from the allegedly Hindu teaching that "unlike
other religions, Hinduism doesn't claim to be unlike other religions".
Then he proceeds to deconstruct this fashionable rhetoric about the
equal truth of all religions. With compelling logic, he shows its
contradictions as well as its undesirable ethical implications. Not
least, he proves that it is deeply un-Hindu, for Hinduism values truth
over syrupy and futile attempts to please everyone."

Dr. Koenraad Elst
Belgian Indologist

2. Dharma Deepam Magazine - "Sharing the Light of Dharma"

Dr. Frank Morales, Ph.D.

We are delighted to announce the commencement of our new and exciting
quarterly print magazine "Dharma Deepam".

Published by Dr. Frank Morales, Ph.D. (Sri Dharma Pravartaka Acharya)
in conjunction with the Hindu Temple of Omaha and the Vedantic Center,
"Dharma Deepam" is dedicated to presenting the very finest, cutting
edge articles on Sanatana Dharma, Yoga spirituality, Hinduism, Vedanta
philosophy, and Vedic culture in the world today.

To Subscribe:

To secure your annual subscription, please send a check or money order
for $30 U.S. (made out to "Vedantic Center") for one year (four large
issues) to:

Vedantic Center
Attn: Dharma Deepam
13010 Arbor Street
Omaha, NE 68144

Our first issue will be the Spring edition, to be released April 28, 2008.

3. The First Hindu Leadership Training Conference – Oct. 18-19, 2008

Sri Acharyaji (Dr. Frank Morales, Ph.D.), in conjunction with the
Hindu Temple of Nebraska, the Vedantic Center of Nebraska, and the
International Sanatana Dharma Society, is organizing the first ever
Hindu Leadership Training Conference. This global conference will be
held the weekend of October 18 – 19, 2008, at the beautiful facilities
of the Hindu Temple of Nebraska.

As Sanatana Dharma (Hinduism) continues to grow in America and
globally, many have commented on the severe lack of inspired,
well-trained, and fearless leaders in the Hindu community. This
conference is designed to train and cultivate just such leaders. In
this weekend intensive, you will learn many of the practical
principles of leadership directly from some of the greatest minds and
leaders in the Hindu world today.

What You Will Learn:

Vision / Goals / Long-term Strategizing
Communication Skills
Media Relations
Creating Hindu Youth Leadership
Managing Interpersonal Relationships
Powerful Public Speaking Skills


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