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Date Posted: 08:00
Author: Anonymous - 8 Oct 2001
Subject: David Frawley
You and nojdw are truly joined at the hip. Your disrespect of anyone you disagree with shows a pair of very immature minds.
I have met David Frawley, and feel that it's important to defend his good name, which you have tried to belittle here.
This is what others say about David Frawley, followed by some websites that will allow people to make up their own minds about this fine man.
"Dr. David Frawley is one of the most important scholars of Ayurveda and Vedic Science today. I have great respect and admiration for his knowledge and the way he has expounded the ancient wisdom of the Vedas"
"Frawley is an Indian in an American body. The ease with which he enters into the spiritual of the Indian tradition and renders its deeper concepts in terms of modern thought shows an unusual familiarity with this ancient wisdom."
--M.P. Pandit, Secretary of Sri Aurobindo Ashram
"Certainly America's most singular "practicing Hindu.""
--Ashok Malik, India Today, Feb. 22, 1999
"Dr. David Frawley is a formidable scholar of Vedanta and easily the best known Western Acharya of the Vedic wisdom."
--Ashish Sharma, Indian Express, the Express Magazine, March 12, 2000
For an online discussion between Deepak Chopra and David Frawley, see:
An interview with David Frawley on Rediff, the most popular Indian website:
From a website, Webway to India, dedicated to saints and sages in India:
"David Frawley is one of the few Westerners ever recognized in India as a Vedacharya or teacher of the ancient wisdom. In 1991 under the auspices of the great Indian teacher, Avadhuta Shastri, he was named Vamadeva Shastri, after the great Vedic Rishi Vamadeva. In 1995 he was given the title of Pandit for his direct knowledge of the Vedic teaching. He has received many other wards and honors for his work. Vamadeva works with different aspects of Vedic knowledge on which subjects he has written ten books and many articles over the last fifteen years. In India his translations and interpretations of the ancient Vedic teachings have been given the highest acclaim in both spiritual and scholarly circles. Dr. Frawley is also a teacher and practitioner of Ayurvedic medicine and Vedic astrology (Jyotish) and has done pioneering work on these subjects."
For full article, see:
You will also find his books prominently featured on many Indian and Ayurveda websites- too numerous to mention here.
Ketch, your dismissal of David Frawley puts all of your other comments on your website here into their proper perspective.
"Some people try to be tall by cutting off the heads of others!"
-Swami Sri Yuktewar, from Autobiography of a Yogi
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