Dharma is often described as the “law of being” and refers to the behaviors that uphold the natural order of the universe. It is the principle of balance and harmony that keeps the cosmos in order and allows beings to live in accordance with their nature. Dharma is often spoken of as dharma-megha, which means the “cloud of dharma.” This image conveys the idea that dharma is all-encompassing and ever-present, similar to the way a cloud blankets the sky. Dharma is also sometimes compared to a river, because it is ever-flowing and provides sustenance for all beings. Just as a river cannot be stopped, dharma cannot be denied or destroyed. It is an immutable law that governs all of existence.
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What Is The Fundamental Principle Of Dharma In Hinduism
Dharma is a central concept in Indian religions. It has multiple meanings in Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Jainism.
Dharma is often translated as “duty”, “virtue” or “religion”.
In Buddhism, dharma refers to cosmological law and duty. In Buddhist philosophy, dharma is also used to refer to the teachings of the Buddha.
In Hinduism, dharma has a range of meanings including dharma (law), artha (purpose), kama (desire) and moksha (liberation).
Dharma is often considered to be the code of conduct for Hindus. Dharma includes both religious and secular duties. Hindus who live according to dharma are known as dharmic Hindus.
Dharma For Sikhs
Sikhs also have a concept of dharma, which is derived from the Sanskrit word dharam meaning “law” or “path”. Sikh dharma includes beliefs, practices and values such as honesty, compassion, service to others and meditation.
Dharma For Jains
Jains also have a concept of dharma which includes following the path of ahimsa (non-violence), satya (truthfulness), asteya (non-stealing) and brahmacharya (sexual restraint). Adherence to dharma is considered to be important for all Indians, regardless of their religion and in the grander scheme of things it is considered to be important for all living beings to live in accordance with his or her Dharma.
Spiritual Teacher Steve Vincent On Dharma In Our Lives
On episode #74 of the Blossom Your Awesome Podcast I’m talking to Steve Vincent. He’s a spiritual teacher and poet. He believes he is living his Dharma and teaches others how to live theirs.
Some of his most powerful takeaways from the show for me were the following –
- “One of the most interesting things about this inner journey is looking at the, I came across this really interesting quote – Everyone carries a shadow and the lesson is embodied in the individual’s soul.”
- “Often what we run away from is what we need to face.”
- “Find time to just be. And listen to whatever guidance comes to you. Listen to what your heart says. We’re stuck so much in our egoic mind…….the more we can get out of that and open up to our heartspace and open up to our heart and find the truth in us……find time to just be and get to know yourself.”