Monday, October 27, 2008

What is Dharma?

The Sanskrit word Dharma represents the ultimate truth of the universe. Dharma is to do one's given duty with responsibility and devotion. Anything that you do with dedication in the righteousness and in the correct path is called Dharma. The sanathana dharma defined in the Buddism and Hinduism is a universal concept of brotherhood, right and a justified way of existense. Dharma is a way of living. It is the structure on which the spiritual restlessness of the country exists. One way, in the modern context, it can be defined as the Law of the universe.
According to me, Dharma is nothing but your in conscience. Doing what you feel right is your dharma. Sometimes, withstanding evil and tolerating wrong doings is also against the dharma. Times immemorial had representation of the ways in which the evil had been destroyed in various eras. Be it in any religion, the basic dharma is to do what is required to withhold the righteousness of the world. Dharma is a way of understanding the nature. Imagine, if the nature do not go by its normal way and ends up in earthquakes, floods, tsumani's and destroy the mankind. Dharma is similar to nature in all means. The Doctrines of Jainism, Buddism and Hinduism defines dharma as a tradition. This tradition which enables us to attain Moksha, Mukthi or Nirvana, which is nothing but an individual libralization. The moksha is not to the body, but to the mind. A new realisation from the materialistic mankind. Who ever consciously believes in the Dharma and always thrive for victory over evil is closer to God.
"" Verily, that which is Dharma is truth.
Therefore they say of a man who speaks truth, 'He speaks the Dharma,'
or of a man who speaks the Dharma, 'He speaks the Truth.'
Verily, both these things are the same."
(Brh. Upanishad, 1.4.14)""
Dhaaranaad dharma ity aahur dharmena vidhrtaah prajaah, Yat syaad dhaarana sanyuktam sa dharma iti nishchayah", Dharma upholds both this-worldly and the other-worldly affairs (Mbh 12.110.11).- From Mahabarath, Krishna's words to Arjuna

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