The boundless breadth and expansivedepth of Hinduism is found not onlyexternally in its historically global reachand universal influence, but alsointernally in its multiple and well-developed arts and sciences. For unlikeany other spiritual world-view inexistence, there is no aspect of the humanexperience - from the aesthetic, literary,scientific, economic, medical and political realms, to those of philosophy,metaphysics, psychology and ultimatemystical transcendence - that Hinduism does not address directly, systematically andconclusively. It is, in fact, especially through its arts and sciences that we now see Hinduismonce again beginning to spread its benevolent influence throughout the entire world after a two-thousand year period of forced steady decline.Throughout the entire globe, in almost every nation on earth, from Europe and the Americas, tothe former Soviet Union, East Asia and even the Middle East, we have witnessed a virtualexplosion in the last few decades alone of multiple tens of millions of the Earth's diverseinhabitants enthusiastically embracing such core Hindu practices as Yoga, ayurveda, jyotisha,mantra meditation, vastu, chakra work, vegetarianism and natural healing, as well as deeplyappreciating overtly Hindu forms of philosophy, music, foods and art. As Dr. Frawley himself states in this work, "Hinduism is once more emerging in its full scope as
, auniversal and eternal tradition of truth, knowledge and consciousness that encompasses all lifeand is relevant to all creatures - which is its original formulation." (pg. 6)Indeed, what is even more revealing about the nature of the current Hindu resurgence is the factthat we now have millions of non-Indians globally who consciously identify Hinduism as their chosen religion; and who, when asked what their religion is, will verbally assert with pride: "Iam a Hindu!" Thus, what began in its original inception as a Vishva Dharma - a universalspiritual path - has now come full circle to become a truly world religion once again. As theentire world continues to adopt Hindu practices at lightning speed, it is now safe to say that thevast global influence of Hinduism lay not only in the historical past, but as an ever-increasingfuture reality. The Vedic world-view can no longer be seen as something that is to be relegated toan archaic past, and of interest only to a hand-full of self-serving academicians, scholars and"Indologists" scrambling to make a name for themselves in their attempt to lay intellectual claimto the corpse of a supposedly dead culture. Rather, Sanatana Dharma is a living and dynamicspiritual phenomenon. Hinduism does not represent the past. It is the future.