“For starters, there is no such country as “India,” and not a single scripture or text in the whole of South Asia has ever mentioned this name. The true name of the country has always been Bharata, an ancient Sanskrit term which means “engrossed (rata) in divine illumination (bha)”—referring to a land which has ever specialized in the science of spiritual illumination above all.

Just as there is no India, there are no Hindus or Hinduism either. The religion had previously been known as Sanatana dharma (the eternal law), Vaidika dharma (law of the Vedas), Arya dharma (the noble religion), or Manava dharma (the religion of mankind).”

Read the full article here by Hariharananda Kriya Yoga

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