What is Dharma?
Dharma... what exactly is it, and why should you care?
Hi ladies and gents, Andrew here, how are you out there? This is the week all about Karma and Dharma isn't it?! As you may or may not be aware I released a podcast dispelling some of the myths about Karma that has been very well received to be fair, however I wanted to dive a little deeper in to Dharma and what that is all about.
The Origins of Dharma, and Dharmic belief stem back Centuries and are deeply rooted in multiple religions or spiritual ways of life. Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, and Jinas all have their views and interpretation as to what it actually is, however they all share a common train of thought as to what is Dharma? That is; Dharma is a way of life. It is the natural laws of the universe and the observance thereof for the fulfilment of a happy and content life.
Hinduism and Sikhism describe Dharma as 'The Path of the Righteous'. For the Buddhists, it means 'Cosmic Law and Order'. While in Jainism, Dharma refers to the teachings of Jinas, however what I find more interesting is that within this belief system (Jainism), Dharma has, in fact, got two meanings. The second of which I find to be the most interesting. Dharma is natural, it is the nature of the soul to be free. It is the seeking of self preservation and the happiness and love that is abundant when you look.
What It means to You:
Nothing, unless you want it to. That is the thing in life, we all get the freedom of choice as to what doctrine we live by. We can choose to live by someone else's Dogma, or we can choose to live by our own. If you want to have better fortunes, luck, karma, what ever, then looking into Dharma and the simple things that you can do to achieve a more dharmic life would be a great place to start.
What Zoran Has to say:
Dharma is the way in which you choose to live your life, if you choose to live your life in service of others, or with the intention of service to others, chances are you are going to be living a dharmic life. If on the other hand you are going to intentionally, or unintentionally, live your life taking advantage of others or not adhering to your own moral model of the world, then chances are you are going to live adharmically which basically means against the natural flow (this is huge when you think about it in the context of the law of attraction).
For me, Dharma, is about living free, about doing the right thing by others, by living judgement free and present to here and now, and what is...
I would love to hear your feed back, comment below and let me know what your idea of Dharma is.
Andrew Goldan Hawkes.
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About the Author
Andrew Hawkes is an Author and Speaker on the topic of Personal Attraction and Spiritual Intuition. He has honed, and Continues to refine his natural ability to connect with source energy and the non-physical. Although Reluctant to call himself a healer, Andrew is well attuned to spirit energy and the different effects it has on people and applies a workshop type approach to working through any blockages, or energies, that may be present..