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Introducing.. ‘The Eternal Path’. This project has taken 2 years to put together. Myself and co-author Dr.Nicholas Sutton have researched the vast ocean of Hindu sacred texts to put together a compilation of verses we believe represent the values of Hinduism. For me, this book is Sanatana Dharma. I feel it is the perfect gift for teaching somebody about Hinduism. There is no dogma, or strict teachings, only wonderful verses and short narratives, which the reader can pick and choose for inspiration. It is a personal guide on the spiritual path.
I really hope you enjoy reading it as much as I have enjoyed compiling it. The Kindle edition is available to pre-order on the link below:
I will be sharing many of the ‘Pearls of Wisdom’ on this blog too, but if you want to be first on the list for a copy the link above is the best way.
Here is the first verse from the book:
1. Mahabharata (3.281.34)
34. Never displaying malice towards any living being through actions, thoughts or words, acts of kindness, and giving in charity; this is the Sanatana Dharma adhered to by righteous persons.
Many people in India do not like the name Hinduism, seeing it as a foreign imposition, and prefer to refer to their religion as Sanatana Dharma. This literally means eternal or unchanging religious life. But what exactly does Sanatana Dharma entail? In this verse, the wise Savitri gives a threefold definition in her discussion of dharma with Yama, the God of Death, who is so delighted by her words that he grants renewed life to her dying husband. The definition of Sanatana Dharma she gives here is both negative and positive, not causing any harm to another being, and then performing acts of kindness and charity on behalf of others. Significantly, there is no demand here for any act of worship, or even faith in God, for the Sanatana Dharma is open to believers and non-believers alike.