Sunday, August 24, 2008

dharma

according to AnandaDasa, the dharma of any object is the basic characteristics of that object. the dharma of water is to be liquid. it is the state you are in.

when did a religious connotation rear its ugly head into something that pure and essential? my dharma is clear thinking and not to be waylaid by any religious overtures. religion of any kind is like a multi-headed serpent waiting on the sides of the road that leads to salvation. if you can overcome the challenge and move on, you will soon be all alone, but free. your mind will see things in perspective. you won't be surprised when humans defy death or when aliens come visiting. you will wish you were with Daniken. you will look up Zacharia Sitchin's articles on the Web. you will work as a volunteer with Teach India. You will work for the Church that takes care of HIV-infected children. All this, with an open mind.

Come out. Let clear thinking be your true dharma.

6 comments:

Garfield said...

Totally agree....

Lazyani said...

Religion /Dharma as I understand, is a very personal and intense thing.

I would like to practise it as I wish to. However, the bottomline is that it is my belief. I have no business of pushing it down the others throat and vice-versa.

And no religion is understood without a basic clarity of thought.

Oreen said...

yes, i agree... that's what any religion should be about... about clear thinking and not about getting antagonistic toward other religions... and the fact that your religion allows clear thinking, puts some other blind faiths in perspective...

Puzzled Private said...

Religion is NOT dharma.. they are loosely coupled with Dharma.

The word Religion has no substitute in our languages. Not one I know of and I will be happy to learn, as ever.

Dharma (charecteristic principles?) is scoped & defined by humanity in its long battle for survival. It evolves with every passing day. Dharma is an antithesis to unbridled human greed - the staisfaction of ego. Policing starts where Dharma fails.

And that's why these dangerously divisive thoughts of need to be policed (if not punished).

Maybe I align with AnandaDasa on this one. He should buy me a beer someday.

Loonie said...

Interesting post! But why are we contemplating so much? Not that it isn't necessary. But after all is said n done..a lot more is said than done.

Oreen said...

loonie, it was almost a continuation of an earlier post that I removed to avoid unnecessary tension . . .

will send u that article separately, if u want . . .