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A publication on the Arya Dharma (Noble Dharma) - A better way of living, spirituality, wellbeing, government, finance, economics, law and democracy by going back to the future.
Bharata has the greatest history, heritage and culture ever possessed by any civilization in the history of the Universe.
It is a real shame of what we have become today because we blindly try to ape and emulate the fraud FUKUS (France, UK, USA) systems which are totally unsuitable not only to us, but to any country on this planet, and especially harmful to Nature, the supreme embodiment of Brahman (God).
It really makes you wonder about the state of this world, when the priceless Amazon rain forest is valued at $20 million, and the Amazon online shopping website is valued at almost a trillion dollars.
It really makes you wonder about the state of this world, when the top 1% possesses more than 47% percent of the global wealth, while the bottom half still worries about scrounging for their next meal.
If Bharat must have any hope of restoring its past glory, it must abandon all the fraud FUKUS systems which place only money and self-interest as their guiding principle, over Dharma and SEVA (Selfless Sacrifice), which were our eternal guiding principles that were laid down ever since Ram Rajya.
Dharma and SEVA were the guiding principles of the Golden Era of Bharat, when we surpassed even the Roman, Greek and Persian empires and even made a world conqueror like Alexander retreat in fearful haste without even daring to fight us.

608 pages, Kindle Edition

Published January 7, 2020

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Bollachettira Dhyan Appachu

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Bollachettira Dhyan Appachu's passions include his family, his pets, farming, yoga, meditation, nature and writing on issues close to his heart in his blog https://aryadharma.world/ and https://artofrealwealth.com/.

He possesses an ME in Civil Engineering from the University of Florida, with nearly 22 years of rich experience in the Global Engineering Consulting industry.

He has topped the Entrepreneurship Essentials NPTEL Course 2019 (top 2%) by IIT Kharagpur.

He is a member of American Mensa since 2000.

He is the founder of Shambhala Samathvam, a start-up focused on niche innovative solutions for Real Estate, Agriculture and Natural Living.

He is a United States Parachute Association ‘A’ License holder in Skydiving in 2001.

He has passed the Pianoforte Grade 5 (Trinity College of Music, London) in 1989.

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415 reviews264 followers
July 3, 2020
Arya Dharma: The Noble Dharma” is a serious inquiry into the sustainability of the world that we live in today. It is a book that attempts to propose a better and more sustainable way of living for all individuals.

By introducing the readers to the concepts of ‘Arya Dharma’, the author proffers a balanced approach that not just focuses on wealth but also on wisdom and ethics.

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24 reviews
May 6, 2020

I was really intrigued by the title and decided to take up this 600 plus page book (which is incredibly tough in my scenario) However the topics are so interesting that I finished reading quite soon.
I particularly liked this book as it took me back to my Yoga course days. I have done my Post Graduate Diploma in Yoga science and Naturopathy and we have been taught in detail about Upnishads, Patanjal Yoga Sutra, Sufism, Vedas, etc etc apart from Yoga. People think Yoga means only asana but it should be propagated that Asana is just one of the limbs of Ashtanga Yoga (eight limbed yoga) What I loved about this book was that the writer is very progressive yet is deep rooted in the ancient principles of our country. Nowhere he had mentioned India in his book; it has always been 'Bharat'.

The book starts with the meaning of the title Árya Dharma ie Nobel dharma. He highly condemns the Western world especially FUKUS (France, United Kingdom and United States of America) and has continued that throughout his book. According to him, this union has destroyed the world and would continue doing so. He calls the businessmen 'Pimps of Wall Street'who have dictated the foolish policies to the rest of the world. He starts with how men has created religion and caste system. No one is born a Brahman or higher caste, all are born Shudras. This has been mentioned in Manusmriti. It's our karma which decides what caste we are. This is the basis of Varnashram dharma.

He elaborates Ram Rajya and Arthshastra and Neetishastra by Kautilya.

He then talks about the various stages of life: Brahmacharya, Grihastha,Vanprastha and Sanyasa. I loved the story of Satyakama in Chandogya Upnishad where his guna and karma decided his caste and not his birth.

He proceeds on to say that men has created rifts by creating religions and heirarchies. There were no blue collar or white collar jobs in the ancient times. Even Lord Krishna had been a cattle herder. Maharana Pratap and Akbar were secular rulers. The solution for Ram Mandir is that Ayodhya should be declared as humanity's healing centre.

He comes to the eight limbs of Yoga, Sufism, Sanatan Dharma and that how tolerance is a virtue.
He throws light on the secret to happiness and then elaborates law in detail. He covers various departments of law like taxes, banking, contracts, civil issues, inheritance and succession, black money and tax dodging, corruption, theft and terrorism, etc. The last chapter of law deals with medicine and I was really interested in knowing his views of my profession. He has highly condemned modern medicine and has given importance to Ayurveda.

The book is a labour of extensive research, knowledge and logic. One would really gain a lot after reading this book.
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152 reviews16 followers
July 26, 2020
With the culmination of the noble dharma (Arya Dharma) the author propunds the concept of unerring concentration in our righteousness, our heritage, our spirituality; marking our fusion with our past ,nourishing our future, and inculcating it in our present. Negating the ideology of the dominant western influence within and around us; what's termed as FUKUS ( France, UK, USA); their 'casino capitalism' and the emergence of 'paid democracy' through their imbibing dialect of falsification.
The desolation of human metamorphosis, systematic categorised into the destruction of what's sustaining him: nature, marks the core ideology of the need to abominate the FUKUS lifestyle.

The narration, rich in examples and in indelible ways to achieve the glorious past leading us to Dharma and Seva, has some impeccable simplicity in it, that not only interweaves itself into our realisation, but also ripens it. The details are not only thought provoking, but also they mark a rhythm with the covenant we have.

My rating: 4/5
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827 reviews30 followers
June 28, 2020

This is a book that is about The noble Dharma which is called The Arya Dharma. It originated in India in the ancient times. This book touches upon a wide range of topics and various aspects of it.

There are principles mentioned if followed like earlier natives of India used to , it can again simplify our lives through cultural and spiritual interpretation of lifestyle. It inculcates moral and ethical values in citizens . Though it is based on the ways ancient times but most of the laws are irrespective of the changing ages. They are still logical and can be implemented. That leads to fraternity , rule of righteousness , prevail of humanity and law and eventually helps grow the economy with individual growth . Once upon a time India was the Golden bird that florished in education , finance, ecomomy and it was the target of many empires and civilizations. Many travellers came to India to study the social set up and educate themselves in our age old universities !

In this book the author has talked about the history of India , Ram Rajya , the issues regarding Ram mandir , Conflict between religions , Importance of education , Sanatan dharma , administrative and judicial laws different laws laid by scholars like Kautilya . Then he talks about Yoga , Dhyana , Karuna , Faith , common good and wealth , women , Swaraj and most prominently he spoke about the flaws of FUKUS system of the west and why it fully cannot lead to a successful economy and morality in netizens. So he urges to follow the main path and not get infulenced to such an extent that we forget our golden roots . He has used facts , insights and quotes from religious books and spoken by leaders to support his messages . With examples he has put light on how can we step by step from eliminate wrong actions , the problems in our society by understanding this Arya Dharma and use its laws like once Indians used to and they were logical , open minded and successful. Chapters on Karuna , faith and few more have spiritual and philosophical explaination . Loads of topics, narrated in a lucid smooth way ,small chapters , many things to read , think and then decide to absorb , author has soaked the pages with his hard work . You may check this book out.
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372 reviews45 followers
May 25, 2020
One cannot refrain from considering any work on Indian culture and history under the scanner of famed "Orientalism". Dhyan Bollachettira though seems doesn't quite fill the bill of an orientalist. This book, 'Arya Dharma', is a work of very high quality and very deep research for which the author learned nearly all the ancient Indian cultures and all of its ancient literature. The work is polymathic in it's outlook and covers nearly all known aspects of the Indian civilization from its geography, its literature, governance, religion, philosophy to science and even coinage.

Indian culture and its civilization are amongst the oldest in the world and perhaps one of few which are still intact in pretty much the same form as when they were created. This continuity is surprising and in the book Author Dhyan has tried to find out the reasons behind it.

We are given a quick tour of the history of Bharat. The Indian society as it stands today is certainly the amalgamation of Aryans who probably came from somewhere near the modern day Iran and the natives. It is this culture of the Aryans which has been transferred almost undiluted through centuries.

I do not know about principles but change and choice are always prevalent when you pause to think about life and also about history. If you were to take only a sample of Indian history (prior to the arrival of the Mughals) and examine it, the sheer number of dynasties and empires that passed through the Indian stage are mindboggling. No single person or enterprise escaped the stamp of change and as cliché would have it, time continued its inexorable march. Arya Dharma by Dhyan Bollachettira is a consolidation of the data and writings on how rich a history India had prior to the arrival of the Mughal and then western invaders. The timeline we are talking about is from the rise of the Indus valley civilization to the first arrival of the Mughals.

Reading the book was like a trip down memory lane. This feeling was not because I am fully well versed with Indian history but more because this is written in a style that reminded me of high school history classes. The dry and factual descriptions in the book brought me back to those soporific afternoon classes…sigh!

Don’t let this review make you believe that this is a depressing work about the seemingly momentary nature of history. Author Dhyan is a competent chronicler who relies heavily on the available literature of his time as the base for his work. The chapters are broadly divided into politics, religion and theology, culture, laws and social structure. Summed together they give an in-depth understanding of the Indian subcontinent. This work is essential for anyone who is interested in knowing the Indian history. It is a brilliant reference material.
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192 reviews32 followers
June 9, 2020
Arya Dharma: The Noble Dharma is a commentary on how the West – France, UK and US have changed the world dynamics and behavior of humans by making money the center of life. Contrast this with India from centuries ago which was rich in its heritage, values and driven by Dharma and Seva. After all the western influences over these centuries, India has also transformed majorly as citizens are also attracted to the other cultures and are imbibing them as the money from those cultures remains attractive. The author narrates the times of Rama Rajya as well as Kautilya’s intelligence and political acumen which were believed to be the backbone of the wonderful governance in those days. The author hence puts forward his wish for a new way of living – a sort of religion – the Arya Dharma, drawing its foundation from ancient Indian wisdom. The author supports this with his observations, statistics, examples and reference material.
The author obviously has done extensive research and years of reading to have written a book with such depth which reflects all through. The first thing that any reader would notice is the length of the book as it is close to 600 pages; and it is totally worth the readers’ time as the book is such a treasure trove of information. The book also makes for such an important read because it touches on various aspects of governance, finance, spirituality, and everyday life. The writing style is lucid and easy to understand.
If the readers attempt to understand the concepts explained by the author without being judgmental then this book provides ample food for thought. The author provides a wholesome insight into the current world we live in as well as the past which is long forgotten. While the author’s outlook for future of single region and single belief system might sound farfetched, the knowledge imparted by this book is very useful to young minds to introspect. Highly recommended!

402 reviews11 followers
June 16, 2020
Full review on my blog:

Arya Dharma : The Noble Dharma is an attempt by the author to highlight the drawbacks and materialistic approach the culture from the Western countries has, especially France, UK and USA. The author also explains how the ancient dharma from India, the erstwhile Bharath, has its roots in centuries of culture which is being forgotten by the current generation to emulate the Western culture. The author does a details dissection of both these contrasting cultures and at the end proposes Arya Dharma, which will function as the beckoning light for the coming years.

The author has done thorough research which reflects in the book as he explores multiple dimensions of a culture and how it is adapted by the citizens. Governance, administration, stages of life, civilization – the author touches upon every possible aspect related to human living. At the start the book will feel huge will 600 pages length but that is because the author has explained many concepts in a detailed manner that once the reader gets engrossed, the length would not matter. The book is very informative and would appeal to those looking to understand ancient Indian culture. The enormous history of Indian that is generally not captured in our academic books has been summarized in one single book by the author.

The author also provides lot of references so that the reader can further read about topics of interest. The cover is very interesting and a mirror for the content to be found inside. This book is unlike any of the non-fiction books we usually come across as it will urge the reader to think even after the book is completed. Pick this one if you always wanted to have a wholesome read about Indian’s history, culture and ancient civilizations.
13 reviews1 follower
May 9, 2020

This book is very different as to what all I have read in the past. I am usually a reader of fiction and self help books but this one is of the most meaningful reads of my life. If you love your country and make some difference to the world, then you should definitely try reading this. This book is not easy, it's 600 pages but it is definitely a fast read.

The author has tried to find a solution to every problem of today from our rich heritage. The ancient texts of Upanishads, Manusmriti, Arthashastra, Neetishastra etc seem to have the key for the questions of today. They may have been written thousands of years ago, but are truly timeless in their content.

Why the name Arya Dharma? Arya means nobel. God hasn't created any religion or rift. It's us humans who have dissected the society. The author is highly against FUKUS (France, United Kingdom and USA) which he believes has destroyed the world with their racist and capitalist attitude. Their monoploly has to end. Their concept of white collar and blue collar jobs have created rifts.

The book starts with Ram Rajya, or the scenario under Lord Rama's rule. Then comes Kautilya, the greatest economist of all times. His policies hold true even today and should be implemented to our benefits.

Then comes the caste system. Why should someone's birth define his/her caste? Should not their 'Karma' or job designate them caste? 'Everyone is born a Shudra' : according to Manusmriti. It's 'guna' and 'karma' that defines someone's caste. The example of Satyakama's story in Chandogya Upnishad is a striking example of Varnashram Dharma. Education, accomplishments, conduct and guna should be defining aspects. A Brahman is called Dwija because he is born twice. Why should be classification anyway? Even Lord Krishna used to take care of cattles.

According to Sanathan Dharma, the four important aspects are Dharma, Artha, Kaam, Moksha. Now here comes a very important point. If there is not sufficient arth (money) then it will lead to theft. There should be arth for basic necessities for following dharma. Our religion is to be selfless and serve the humanity. Why the concept of Hindu Muslim? Centuries ago, Akbar and Maharana Pratap were secular rulers.

The author has explained the four phases of life: Brahmacharya, Grihastha, Vanprastha and Sanyasa. How each phase is important for mankind.

Some quotes are really for keeps. 'He who is the servant of all is the true master' by Swami Vivekananda. Another one: Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgement.

After the analysis of the ancients texts, he comes to the latest scenario of our nation. How the enemies of state are wicked and anarya. The true meaning of development, sustainable agriculture, water: the source of existence, nuclear fusion power, nature, real wealth, etc.

How we should work for the greater common good. How women are the backbone. Women is Shakti. without Shakti there is no regeneration. Women who devote themselves fully for the household are doing the greatest job.Children don't come from you, they come from God through you. They don't know how to lie or steal or cheat. They don't listen, they observe.

The author then elaborates about the FUKUS system in detail. Calls the businessmen Pimps of Wall Street. How the British have stolen our Kohinoor Diamond.

He then elaborates Law in great detail. What really caught my attention was that 'The wicked spirit must die,the criminal should not be put to death physically.

Then there is a huge section on laws. From taxes to corruption, inheritance to succession, law has been covered extensively. The last is law in medicine and the author again asks us to go back to the roots.. ie age old Ayurveda.

This book has really opened my eyes as to how to make our lives more meaningful, how to work for the welfare of the world and of course the secret to happiness.

A tough read because of its volume but absolutely worth the time and effort.

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545 reviews31 followers
June 26, 2020
This book is a comprehensive work on aarya dharma and Hinduism. The canvas for this work is really big. It is a work of deep research. I would recommend this book for everyone.
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April 30, 2020
A book which is the need of the hour.

What is so special about this book?

The contents of this book are not the usual one. It is a 600+ page which needs detailed study. Hence I would suggest you to read few pages only, in a day. I was totally amazed because the book is a confluence of most of the religious texts/books/literature since author has mentioned that he has read the religious book more than once.

I do not know the possibilities of application of a book to a greater extent but if it was done, it would surely lead to a Utopian Society where there is no religion and all the subjects would be following the highest order of Dharma called Arya Dharma.

There were lots to learn from this wonderful book. I am trying to mention few of them which I found it interesting/appealing.

Do you know?

The left facing Swastika has Buddhist origins but this was not completely true. It is the embodiment of Shakti and also the representation of the essential feminine qualities.

Dharma Chakra – has origins tracing back to Vedas and Buddhism.

Author is critical about FUKUS system which we have been following despite the fact that the rules we followed earlier were of highest order. We, The Bharat were much prosperous and were contributing almost 1/4th of the World GDP which could not be conquered even by the Great Alexander. We should feel proud about our ancestry since we were most civilized for more than 1200 years when the other races were barbaric. You should make a note there that author is not a racist but was trying to put forth his point.

Author cites various references from revered scholars including Plutarch, Megesthenes, Arrian, Fa-Hien to name a few.

Arya is not a race by birth. Arya Dharma was followed by the then Indus Valley Civilization which is now in Pakistan, Bamiyan Buddhas in Afghanistan, Combodians etc.,

Arya Dharma is an embodiment of Sanathan Dharma, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Marthoma, Sufism and religion of the tribals. The Worship of nature is the true and pure form of the highest embodiment – Brahman.

The book is not about Hindu or Hinduism alone but it also about other religion. Most importantly, it is devoid of people who have manipulated it for their own benefits/welfare. Hence you can safely say that this is not biased towards any one particular religion.

It is this Arya Dharma which has made Lord Ram to banish his pregnant wife as he was criticized by a dhobi. It is to be noted here than an ordinary citizen could criticize a Supreme ruler. Ram Rajya meant the rule of Dharma of which Lord Ram was the best and supreme embodiment. Dharma is beyond Religion.

These were just some of the interesting anecdotes I found in this book. I liked the writing style of the author since he did not beat around the bush.

Do you know that the Chinese philosophy is very much similar to ours? It has the same ideal of the Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam which means “The World Is One Family”. This is not just found on one of the scriptures of Sanathan Dharma but also in Upanishads, Panchatantra, Hitopadesa etc.,

Author expressed his emotional feeling (read Sadness) that the best source of ancient Bharat in English are not in Bharat but in the good universities and libraries in USA,UK, Russia and Germany.

The Caste system that existed during the Vedic era was mostly misunderstood/misconstrued. By trying to decode this, author has done an excellent job. As a subject of this great Nation, I feel really proud. Do not miss to read about Varnasharma Dharma.

Birth does not determine the caste but their action. This is how Valmiki, who was once a robber, became a Maha-Rishi. Vishwamitra who was a Kshatriya by birth became one of the Saptarishi.

The interpretation of Brahmacharya, Grihastha, Vanaprastha and Sanyasa needs a special mention. It wasn’t a surprise to me when I read that many monks and other spiritual people skipped Grihastha and Vanaprastha to directly jump to Brahmacharya and Sanyasa.

The author has given good ideas on how to reform our existing flawed democracy and capitalism systems based on his research on ancient democracy in Bharat.

He has also proposed an alternate and in his opinion a more sustainable model of growth and prosperity that is suitable to all beings in this world and also complements nature.

Well, I can keep writing about the book all through the day because the wisdom it offers is immeasurable and what I have written in my review is not even 5% of what the book has to offer. If this is followed strictly, I am sure there will not be any difference between the people which is the basis of all the conflicts. Don’t we all want to see a peaceful world which follows the Supreme Principle which was very much followed in our nation earlier but time and tide coupled with petty politics has slowly made this to vanish from our system?

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103 reviews6 followers
June 24, 2020
People all around the world are fascinated by Indian history, culture and the way people are still connected with their roots. This book covers comprehensive Indian history that includes culture, religion, governance, social evolution, tradition, philosophy and science provides an integrated view of public administration, public policy and governance, human resources and environment, and leadership and values.
It reveals the glorious past of India along with the future.

The author points out that the well-being of the Indian citizens didn't come from the wonders of democracy Or capitalism but because of the strength of the Bharat's heritage system that placed Dharma and not the GDP as the sole aim of the nation.

There is this beautiful line by the author that I would like to point out :
" Only a person’s Gunas (attributes/virtues) and Karma make a person a Brahmin or a Sudra."

The author even points out that politicians are supposed to be experienced in the art of governance but with the passing days rather bitter, raucous, debilitating and personalized election campaign, which has not only driven the already polarized electorate to choose on the basis of religion, caste and ethnicity, but also enlarged the area of influence of marginal players transforming the political landscape of India for all time to come.
The politics of poverty reduction in India comes through as a pertinent facet of the exposition. The main ethos of India’s political economy, namely the politics of incremental growth and redistribution, planning the mixed economy,poverty and peasant radicalism, liberalization, the IT boom, globalization and ‘swadeshi’ economics have been creatively investigated to show the complexity of India’s political economy.

For those who are looking forward to learn some interesting facts about Indian history and culture, the book contains almost everything: from traces of ancient invasions to modern-day evolution for the readers to enjoy and gain knowledge about.

Author Dhyan Appachu Bollachettira defining work in the form of Arya Dharma is an effective, essential and pertinent contribution to the field of Indian politics and political economy through its various revised and updated information. It can be useful as a reference text for graduate students with an interest in Indian politics.

By the time you reach the concluding chapters, you realise the book is also a survival tale, a heroic struggle to stay alive in the game of democracy. And this will definitely take you by surprise. While insightfully focusing on policy reforms, author Dhyan Bollachettira wittingly or unwittingly express over-the-top fears about ‘elections, elections everywhere’ in India.

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335 reviews15 followers
June 4, 2020
The book Arya dharma is based on ancient Indian culture, democracy, ritual, and ancient literature.

The book is about our culture, our values, our ritual which was followed by old generations. And moving forward with time we had stopped following what our culture is all about. Arya Dharma is a book with ideas and beliefs of Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, etc. It focuses on politics, democracy, power & religion which has made a stronger opinion in our minds.

The book is about Bharat, the Arya dharma, the culture, the language, and many more things which are our history and our pride.

The book is divided into several chapters related to religion, politics, Aryans, Mughals, law, the ideology of our ancient civilizations & social structure.

So do we still follow our cultures, values, and trying to accept them completely? Or do we follow each and everything that our ancient history has given to us? As an Indian are we really proud of ourselves? Do we just blindly follow our culture or there are reasons behind it?

My Take:

Arya Dharma: The Noble Dharma is the debut novel written by Bollachettira Dhyan Appachu and the author has given us a grand tour of the history of our Bharat.

Today after reading this book I came to know that some of the traditions that we blindly follow, actually have a deeper meaning that this book has explained with its origin.

This book has given me the answers to what I m sure I will never find out in the world of the internet in one go. And it also shows the great amount of research and knowledge the author Bollachettira Dhyan Appachu has used to create this informative book.

This book is basically full of facts that we never try to understand or never give it a second thought.

The highlight of the book is the way the author Bollachettira Dhyan Appachu has done an incredible job with his research. This book is truly the best way to know who we are today and our history. And also this book contains some powerful content that will amaze you. In short its an incredible book.

Overall an outstanding & astonishing book that will make you feel proud to be Indian. So if you are looking for an interesting and true history of our country and test your beliefs then and read now
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168 reviews9 followers
May 18, 2020
Arya Dharma by Bollachettira Dhyan Appachu is a good book but I fear for not everyone because the book blends spirituality, religion, some mythology, and contemporary crises into one. Combining all, the author comes up with Arya Dharma concept which literally means Noble. So, in short it is about Noble Dharma – a sort of religion which is above all and fosters the peace and promotion in equal measures, by shunning the concepts like democracy and westernization and capitalism.

The author tried hard to convince everyone that once thousands of years ago there existed a perfect state where people were free to speak and the government was ready to listen to them. It was Ram Rajya. Thus, if the same is built and brought today, it’s going to make the world a much happy place and free from the realms of FUKUS, it means following blindly collectively the hollow ideologies of three nations namely France, United Kingdom, and the USA. I wanted to ask the author, there could have been more name to this system. Even I felt that somewhere or other he is right that we as human race is deteriorating as we love to follow someone else’s things and beliefs pleasantly.

The book is about how Ram Rajya was perfect. How can we build it? How to shun FUKUS system – which nothing substantial but based on money and money…and so on. That could be the reality but today the world is glocal – global + local. So, it was inevitable.

The author has also talked about many Sanskrit sholakas and the teachings derived from it. There is some unspeakable urge within the author that needs to be heard. I was bemused and confused and relieved at this book. I had really mixed feelings while traversing such a vast work of immaculate observation and a vast vista of thinking.

I think the concept of the book appeals for one world and one religion without any prejudices and barriers. It is a noble thought but highly impracticable as the world is all about fighting and that is fueled by religion directly or indirectly.
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July 7, 2020
Ever wondered how our country was many decades ago? What was governance like during Rama Rajya or the administrative tactics famous of Kautilya? Why don’t we any longer have those followed in our country? Is it because of the widely believed Western cultural domination and can we bring back our ancient wisdom before it is too late? Arya Dharma is the solution proposed by the author for all the modern-day problems faced by our country, by drawing from the long-forgotten wisdom of our land.
The author starts by giving an overview of the lifestyle taught by the countries like France, UK and USA which are entirely money oriented and goes on to explain how the present generations have imbibed them. This is then contrasted with Indian culture – aspects of everyday life like Spirituality, yoga, administration, Judicial law, finance. The author draws from our rich heritage by giving ample examples and how these can be implemented in current times as well. The author also reminds how Dharma and Seva were at the center of our ancient culture which stood against innumerable foreign invasions of the times; If it could work in the past, it will as well be implemented for the future generations.

At 600 pages, the book is not an easy or quick read but for knowledge hidden in these pages, the length should not be a hurdle for any enthusiastic reader. The verses and references in the text are well thought through. If Indian culture and heritage intrigues you, then look no further than this one, as the book has more informational content than a lot of history books for academics. Hence this book is not a one-time read but needs to be savored for a longer period, to be read again and again. While it is uncertain how much of these concepts can be applied practically, it is nevertheless a brave attempt by the author.
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39 reviews11 followers
July 7, 2020
Arya Dharma: The Noble Dharma, as the title suggests is the author’s vision for a future where the ancient Dharma that was once practiced in India, or the erstwhile Hindustan will again be embraced by the people. The author points how the culture and wisdom from the West especially from France, UK and USA are wealth oriented which is spoiling the minds of people in our country. The author also points how the current generations are inclined towards the Western culture while neglecting their own ancient culture which is the cause of major unrest and issues in the current times. Instead of blatantly criticizing the other cultures while praising our own, the author contrasts and compares in a detailed way by taking into consideration everyday life aspects.
The author questions how much the Western lifestyle is sustainable when compared to our own ancient Dharma which has stood the test of time. The extensive research done by the author, probably over the years and the clarity that he has over each of the topics discussed is visible in the depth and versatility of the topics discussed. The author reminds how Indian governance thrived in the past as it was based on moral and ethical values and how it can be extended even to today’s times. Religion, spirituality, administration, law – every aspect of modern society has been discussed and explained by the author with extensive references that can be further read and researched by the reader, as per their interest.
While there are many books which touch of few of these aspects, what makes this one unique is that it is a wholesome guide for everything about our ancient Dharma. Though the book size at 600 pages might seem intimidating at first, the reader will soon be engrossed. Lucid narration, easy to understand language and interesting topics, make this book truly a masterpiece.
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Author 3 books263 followers
May 28, 2020
"Arya Dharma: The Noble Dharma" isn't like any book. It's a different, informative and excellent work. It's a need of the hour!
Don't get confused with the title. The book isn't about Hinduism alone but other religions too.
Arya Dharma is an embodiment of Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Sanatan Dharma, Sufism, etc.
It focuses on politics, power, democracy and religion.
Arya Dharma is based on ancient Indian culture, ancient democracy and ancient literature.
The book gives the readers a quick tour of the history of incredible India.
Indian culture and its civilization are two things which are very precious and oldest on this entire planet.
The book is divided into several chapters related to religion, democracy, politics, theology, Aryans, Mughals, laws, social structure, ancient civilization and culture.
The book is a long read with 500+ pages and demands your undivided attention.
"Arya Dharma: A Noble Dharma" is a result of a very deep research. It must have taken a lot of time to come up with an idea of writing a book of such genre.
The book gives an excellent idea on how we can reform our flawed democracy in India. Not just it, the book also talks about researching on ancient democracy to make today's world a better place to live.
The book covers all existing aspects of Indian civilization. It will deeply make you think about life, democracy and history of Bharat. Reading Arya Dharma was like a journey down the memory lane.
The book is just wonderful.
I came to learn a lot of facts which I forgot just after my 10th board sociology exam.
If you are interested in knowing the history of Bharat, I must recommend it to you...
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211 reviews15 followers
June 22, 2020
Arya Dharma: The Noble Dharma is a new way of living suggested by the author which brings across the best of the ancient Dharma from Bharath. The culture from the Western countries like France, UK and USA that encourage consumerism and lesser emotional connect to one’s roots are pointed by the author as cause of multiple issues. The author also points how the current generation are blindly emulating these distant cultures without complete understanding the pros and cons.

The author hence discusses the history of India starting from administration during Ramarajya, the wisdom shared about governance by Kautilya. The author then discusses about Agriculture, sanathana dharma, law with respect to administration, finance, civil issues, crimes, environment and finally about
healthcare and education. Each of are explained in detail by the author with relevant examples .The author provides useful sources that can be referred to by the reader to further understand each of these concepts. While some of the information mentioned by the author can be found in popular literature, the remaining is enormous knowledge rolled up into one book. The extensive research and prior reading done by the author is evident in the diverse concepts covered.

This is unlike any nonfiction book a reader can ever find - the chapters around yoga, spirituality and the slokas and verses included are very impressive. Whether a reader will be influenced to understand and follow the principles put forward by the author are debatable, however there is no denying that this
book is a treasure trove of knowledge about Indian history which is a must read for everyone.
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940 reviews27 followers
July 24, 2020
Title - Arya Dharma : The Noble
Author - Bollachettira Dhyan
Publisher - Notion press
Genre - non fiction
Format - kindle
This book is about Noble Dharma ie, Arya Dharma which is very primitive. It begins with the meaning of Arya Dharma.
The author highly criticizes the western countries especially FUKUS (France, UK, and US). According to him they have changed the system of living. He has amazingly penned down about Ram Rajya, Arthshastra, and Neetishastra by Kautilya. Through this book he also talks about yoga, Sufism, Sanatan Dharma, and religion. According to him God hasn't constructed any religion. It is made by us. He explains the four important aspects of Sanatan Dharma ie, Dharma, Artha, Kaan and Moksha very beautifully. He also explains the secret of happiness and various laws like taxes, civil issues, corruption, terrorism etc in detail.
This book has the ability to take everyone in a delightful trip to the ancient time.
Hats off to the author for his research work. Language used is simple and understandable.
The book is divided into many chapters discussing politics, religion, Aryans, Mughlas, law and so many things which is readers friendly.

Overall, a wonderful book which contains a wide range of information from ancient evidences to present day development.
Rating - 4.9/5
I recommend this book to all who has interest in history and culture.
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317 reviews29 followers
July 24, 2020
This book is a consolidation of the data and writings on how rich a history India had prior to the arrival of the Mughal and the western invaders. The timeline we are talking about is from the rise of the Indus valley civilization to the first arrival of the Mughals.
One may get confused with the title and could think that's its only related to the Hinduism. BUT NO , the book isn't about Hinduism alone but all the other religions too.
Arya Dharma is an collection of Jainism, Sikhism, Sanatan Dharma, Buddhism and so on. Arya Dharma is based on ancient Indian culture, ancient democracy and ancient literature.
With this book the reader can have a quick tour of the history of incredible India.
Reading the book was like a trip down the memory lane , I remember my school days when I used to hate reading History but today this book made me realize the importance of knowing the History because we must be aware of what we had and we are having now , how the countries which were powerful at that time have changed the world dynamics and the behaviour of humans.
This book is a work of very high quality and very deep research done by the author.
The collection of data and its analysis shows the hard work of the author, its easy to recall the history and to thought about it but it really takes a lot of efforts to penned down whatever you have in your mind. The author gave me the tour of *My India* and it was really worth reading.
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446 reviews24 followers
May 19, 2020
It’s an extensive read, blending quite a number of topics and themes into one. The book takes a dig at the current crises the world is facing – no peace and morality. As a human race, we are declining by lurking around money and success and technological advancements. The author, from his experience, feels for a new religion called Arya Dharma – which seems like have roots from ancient India. He has put ahead the strategy as how we can achieve it and it will be beneficial to all. It will put off the disputes and differences arising from caste, religion, society and so on.

But to have, Arya means Noble, Arya Dharma prevalent in the world one needs to first get away from a system called FUKUS i.e. France, United Kingdom and the USA. These countries form FUKUS and the entire world is trapped in it, even India. So, the book chugs ahead by laying out the charts as how and why Arya Dharma can be met and implemented. I mean the author has presented that the Arya Dharma is not a religion in any sense, rather something stronger where everyone can feel at his or her own. A sort of utopia! I don’t know whether it is possible or not, well, the author has presented it quite pragmatically and with a lot of information and stats and facts and examples. A good and unique book! It must be considered for the sake of world peace.
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9 reviews
June 9, 2020
Recently I finished reading this book Arya Dharma by Dhyan Appachu Bollachettira and I absolutely loved reading it. This is very-well written and very well researched book with everything that one should know to understand Arya Dharma and overall Bharat better. It mainly talks about how Dharma is the greatest and most valuable contribution of Bharat to humanity. This book not just covers any one specific aspect but it covers almost everything from duty to right, justice to law, morality to values, religion to code of conduct and every other important aspect that we as readers need to know. It also explores India's rich cultural and spiritual heritage and how it can benefit us all in many miraculous ways. Author is trying to teach or remind us of our age old values to make our lives more productive. It focuses on following Dharma and path of SEVA to live an ideal life.

I would highly recommend this book to readers who want to gain a deeper understanding of Arya Dharma in a detailed manner. This book will help everyone determine the importance of Arya Dharma, reflect on and evaluate what they have read and how they can implement this knowledge in their everyday life to make their lives more meaningful.
24 reviews5 followers
May 17, 2020
If you are looking for a book that is based on spirituality and our ancient history beliefs then this is a perfect pick. This book mainly focus on the FUKUS(France, UK, US) system that we try to imitate.

The guiding principles of our country are Dharma and SEVA. With the help of these two principles, we can restore our past glory. These principles were there at the time of Ram Rajya. If we implement them again, we can go far ahead of any other country.

The writing style of the author is impressive. The language of the book is lucid and therefore was easier to understand. The book was a long read and I finished it taking my own sweet time as I was reading everything at my own pace by focussing on every detail. Such a great book that one can't afford to miss to read.
16 reviews6 followers
May 17, 2020
This is a fast paced book in which the author tells that all the religions and divisions is the creation of humans and not the God. Author has described how FUKUS( France, UK and US) has destroyed the world by showing their money. The author is highly in favour of Ram Rajya and Kautilya whose disciples should be followed even today in our country to become a more successful country.

The author has also narrated how just after the birth, a baby is assigned to a particular caste. All these castes should be based on the Karma of the person and not on anything else.

I have learnt many things from this book. I would say it is totally my time and effort. Highly recommended to everyone.
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358 reviews26 followers
May 17, 2020
Arya Dharma: The Noble Dharma by the author Bollachettira Dhyan Apachhu is a great book that gives you knowledge about different areas. It discusses about the way of living, spirituality, well-being, government, finance, economics, law, etc. Spirituality is my main topic of interest and the author has narrated it very well. I am quite impressed with the vocabulary that the author has used.

This book is a complete package in itself. One shouldn't miss to read this book. Such a great book. Grab it for sure!!!!!!!
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34 reviews5 followers
May 17, 2020
Arya Dharma is a book that is not just about spirituality. It also discusses about way of living, finance, economics, government, etc.

The cover page of the book with a Slogan Satyamev Jayte and the symbol of Ashok Chakra looked really attractive. The author has made his point very clear that how our country India has the greatest history, heritage and culture. But today we are just trying to imitate other countries like US, UK, France. India Should follow it's main principle to be more successful. Overall it's a great book.
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Author 8 books25 followers
May 19, 2020
As the author admitted in the book that he lived abroad and found their systems hollow and like drainage where nothing matters everything washed away like anything, without getting weighted or professed or mulled. Why? As they are money-minded people? However, India wasn’t such a country but it has become as it is following FUKUS system. Read on to know why the author has presented Arya Dharma i.e. Noble Dharma the remedy for the world. The book is long but has many references and links for help and understanding the subject matter in a better way. It is a good book with loads of information.
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189 reviews8 followers
May 19, 2020
So far I have read scores of non-fiction books on India and religions and spirituality. But this one was slightly interesting yet offbeat in its essence. The author talked about majorly three things: setting up Arya Dharma, Ram Rajya-like command, and FUKUS. Above all thing FUKUS sounded eye-catching. I have read the book completely and soon going to put an extensive review on my blog. For the time being I am here to update about my latest affair with this non-fiction. Overall, a satisfying read.
924 reviews38 followers
May 17, 2020
Arya Dharma also known as The Noble Dharma as the title suggest. The elaboration of Ram Rajya, Arthshastra and Neetishastra by Kautilya was my favorite part from the book.

I must say that author must have done a great research in writing this book. I have learnt so many new things after reading this book. The secret of happiness discussed in the book has given me so many tips. This is a great book that one should read.
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34 reviews6 followers
May 17, 2020
This is a lengthy read with a vast knowledge. The book has so much to offer to it's readers. Writing 600+ pages book must not be easy at all for the author. I really appreciate the vast knowledge of author that he has shared with us. The book is both interesting and informative. I would like to recommend this to my fellow readers to expand their knowledge.
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