Dharma is that Elixir
vitae of the cosmic system in absence of which life cannot sustain on its own.
Dharma is the root cause of life be it the form of an insect, plant, animal or
a human being. The existence
of a plant without the sap is beyond comprehension. It is the existence of the
sap which gives plant life its meaning. Ever
since life sustained itself in the Cosmos... the inherent Dharma supported the
cause of living a meaningful life. Without Dharma life could not have withstood
its ground. Life is there for inherent Dharm is there.
presence of Dharma in the life of a Jiva (living being) is essential for maintaining
an ethical approach towards life. The complete manifest life in the Cosmos owes
its existence to Dharm and Dharma alone. Imagine a situation about 3600 years
back when not even Lord
Krishna set his foot on Mother Earth. Lord Krishna not yet born, all
religions totally absent, no saint and sage to guide... How did human beings conduct
themselves in day-to-day affairs of life?
1000 years later came Mahavira and his followers termed as followers of Jainism.
About 77 years later followed Gautama Buddha... signifying that Buddhism also
had not been born by then. About
450 years later came Jesus
Christ and his following termed as Christianity. Followed him Prophet
Mohammed and the Islamic Dharma!
back to the times when even Lord Krishna had not yet arrived... Mahavira, Gautama
Buddha, Jesus Christ and Prophet Mohammed had also not been born... how the humanity
conducted itself! At
this point of time it was Dharma and Dharm alone which supported every living
being for the seeds of Dharma exist within every living being inherently all the
time. It is Dharma within every living being which prompts one to maintain ethical
standards in life always and ever.
can thus be defined as, "Your right to do what is just and right and not
what was destined". It is Dharma which gives impetus... the required momentum
to conduct life in a meaningful manner. It is Dharma which develops within us
a feeling of compassion towards the less fortunate. Again
it is Dharma which prompts from within to remain truthful all the time. Truthfulness
truly is the most important ingredient of Dharma. In brief Dharma stands for righteousness.
Conducting ourselves in a rightful manner is the desire of God Almighty. The same
is expected from every living being.
the society to survive... its inhabitants are imbibed with some values from within.
It is Dharma which supports every living being from within. Truly ways of God
Almighty are unique!
Now what is the basic difference between Dharma and religion? Every religion is
the cause of a following which develops after an enlightened being. The followers
of Gautama Buddha are termed as Buddhists and the religion Buddhism. The followers
of Jesus Christ are termed as Christians and the religion Christianity. Contrary
to the above religions... the followers of Islam are normally known as following
Islamic Dharma. This is indicative of the fact that Islamic Dharma has a much
broader approach towards life compared to Buddhism and Christianity.
reason being the followers of Islamic Dharma do not consider Prophet Mohammed
to be the ultimate. The followers of Islamic Dharma believe in the existence of
God and treat Prophet Mohammed as his true son.
Likewise the followers of Jainism are never termed after Mahavira,
the 24th Tirthankara. Jainism has never been termed as a religion ever. Jainism
is termed as, "a way of life" which has a very deep imbibed meaning.
Jainism truly corroborates the meaning of Dharma. It
is Dharma on basis of which every form of life on Mother Earth conducts itself.
Without Dharma it would have been a total chaos for every living form would have
fought and decimated each other. The complete living order on Mother Earth as
on date owes its existence to Dharma which is inherent within every living being.
conduct themselves towards human beings and how human beings conduct
themselves towards animal life is all prompted by Dharma within.
It is Dharma which prompts one in need to pray to God
and seek his blessings. It is Dharma which prompts from within that
there is a power much higher than us which controls the total system.
is the inner strength and the order of the day. Society can live
without religion but never without Dharma.
Dharma is that food for thought that makes life... go on and on
right from the first manifestation to the last 8.4 million manifestation.
us all pray
to god to conduct ourselves all the time by following true Dharma.
Only then one can gain enlightenment
within this life... the final goal of cosmic life as God meant it to be!
it what is dharma hindu sastra sanatan sanatana dharma definition define hinduism
dharma chakra... everything bogs down to... whether or not we understand the true
purport of Dharma as in Hinduism!
Kumar "Atma Jnani"
Vijay Kumar... The Man who Realized
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