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RELIGION AND ‘DHARMA’

March 18, 2009

यतो अभ्युदयनि: श्रेयस सिद्धि स धर्म: Vaisheshik Darshan1/1/2
‘Dharma’ means the functions and essential characteristics, without which a thing can not retain its very existance.
धारणादधर्म इत्याहू, धर्मो धारते प्रजा यत्सस्याद् धारण संयुक्तं स धर्म इति निश्चय Manusmriti 6/92
‘Dharma’ is the ‘sustaining principal’ or the art of being. In essence, the ‘Dharma is the name given not to any set of dogmatic beliefs but to all noble qualities that save the human soul from sinking to the depths of spiritual fallenness and destitution. The noble qualities, like truth, justice, love, friendship, liberality, compassion, non-violece, sacrifice, forgiveness, uprightness, honesty, sincerity, humility, self restraint, etc, which collectively constitute ‘Dharma ‘ add up to a progmatic and dynamic way of life, rather than a dogmatic approach to life.
धृति: क्षमा दमो स्तेयं शौचमिन्द्रिय निग्रह: धी: विद्या सत्यम् अक्रोधो दशकं धर्म लक्षणम् Manusmriti 6/92
VEDAS expect every human being to be a true humane in true sense and thus advocate ‘humanism’ as the ‘Dharma’ of the entire humanity. VEDIC DHARMA is for the betterment and welfare of all human beings on this earth, irrespective of the places of their birth, nationality, race, etc.

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