A lot of westerners are drawn towards the Vedic Dharma and have found an inner peace in them. Their number continues to increase for the good of all and then naturally, the question arises – Why? What is attracting them towards Hinduism as its most commonly and erroneously being called or the Sanatana Dharma?  What makes them leave their most comfortable and advanced countries and come to India for a search within? What are the possible reasons for them to think that this Vedic way of life is what they’ve been looking for? This article reviews some of the important factors on the same and emphasizes the Vedas as the supreme yardstick of reference. This article also hopes that the citizens of India continue to look upon Westerners, who are looking at our glory and thereby realize our own greatness.

The opposite poles attract each other :). We seem to get carried away by the Western world and look upon them for everything. And they, though advanced in Science & Technology, look nowhere else than India and her Vedic Wisdom when it comes to the science of inner self.

They are in the saturation level of materialism. In the recent times, there is a slight drift in their attitude, towards the material possessions and equating everything to money. We hear phrases like “Less is more“, “Purpose of my life“, “What is my karmic call?” and the likewise often. It is a very good sign as they are sincere in following through once they are convinced. They look upon India and her heritage as they realize that material possessions and advancement in modern machineries is not everything and that there is something which is deeper still, the knowledge about inner-self, which is present in The Vedas  and the Sanatana Dharma. Since long, India has embraced them with love and affection whenever they come here seeking this science, this realization, guidance, bliss, however it is named.

Countless of them experience that inner peace here in the Vedic Dharma, here in India and all their questions are answered. They are convinced about their birth, the purpose of life, the cause-and-effect of thoughts (vasanas) converting to actions (karma) and more. They feel they’ve come to where they belong, at home.

This doesn’t happen without a solid reason. They don’t get drawn because of any missionaries or propaganda. They don’t face life-threatening calls from groups who call themselves as ‘God’s angels’. There is however good reasoning that runs through a mind “which can think straight” and these are some of such reasoning when it comes to embracing the Vedic Dharma.

The temple just represents the human body and the spirit within!

…and so on. The list is by no means complete. But what is clear beyond a doubt is that this way of life in Vedic Dharma is the complete one that caters to the individual’s temperament towards self-realization and allows to expand oneself to completeness. Let’s adore our glorious past laid down majestically by our forefathers for they know what they meant.

Asatoma Sadgamaya
Tamasoma Jyotirgamaya
|| Om Shaantihi Shaantihi Shaantihi. ||

From ignorance lead me to sat (truth)
From darkness lead me to light
From death lead me to immortality
||Peace Peace Peace||

Brhadaranyaka Upanishad — I.iii.28

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