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Dharma

The art and science of living while supporting life

Published on: 23 Jun 2016 updated June 8 2018

Dharma is described as a noun meaning to live by the eternal law of the cosmos that is inherent in the very nature of things. For many people, this may be too much of a stretch of the imagination, but it can be redefined as living in accord or in harmony with nature.

The idea of Dharma arises from Yoga and Hinduism because the ancient yogis were able to identify and relate with nature. Unfortunately this is beyond any people’s ability today because we live in such a consumer driven world where personal identity and happiness is dependent on external phenomena.

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21st Century Work and Income

A new paradigm for living

In our modern world governed by patriarchal capitalism, we compete to work at jobs that ostensibly pay higher wages yet many of those jobs contribute to environmental destruction and the dispossession of populations.

Take the steel industry, iron ore is extracted from lands from which the indigenous populations have been evicted, transported across oceans to be smelted to create products. The original purpose was to facilitate greater human well-being but that has now been corrupted into greater shareholder profits and the end products have an increasingly short term usable life.

There was a time when things were made to last, electric cars and scooters appeared 100 years ago to be pushed out of existence by

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The Nature of Suffering

And the Key to Happiness

In the modern world of today, billions of people are fearing coronavirus and many governments are acting to politicise the fear as much as acting to contain and hopefully exterminate the virus.

The nature of suffering is twofold:

1. The physical; as in suffering caused by physical incapacity, the common cold, coronavirus and accidental injuries that compromise our physical ability to act in the world. A great amount of effort is put into alleviating these physical sufferings by the use of various treatments within the realms of allopathic medicine.

While chemical medicine and surgical interventions take care of some of the physical aspects of human existence, these do little to alleviate the suffering caused by

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Saving India

Articles 28, 29 30 of Indian Constitution, must be removed or amended

The overall situation in India is a consequence of 1000 years of occupation, brainwashing and other abuses. It’s my wish for greater social equity, and the value of Dharma to be recognised and uplifted. The removal or amendment of these articles will assist the emergence of a much truer vision of Sanatana Dharma as a science, a truer picture of Hindu history, facilitating the emergence of a more appropriate social and political responsibility.

Failure in this will encourage vested anti India organisations to continue wrecking havoc in the country so the government must be encouraged to amend these articles of

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Who Were the Brahmins

The leaders who followed

We don’t know exactly when Indian society began to develop but is widely thought that pockets of what we can define as civilisation have existed on the Indian subcontinent continuously over the past seventy thousand years. But it’s only in the past ten thousand that what we can generally define as Hindu civilisation began to unify and flourish.

At one time the people were hunter gatherers as elsewhere in the world with Shamen developing spiritual concepts. You could say these Shamen were the original scientists questioning the nature of existence and it seems apparent from the evidence that in India the Shamen (also referred to as mystics and yogis) were numerous enough

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A Sanskrit Glossary

Commonly used Sanskrit words used in Yoga and Dharma studies

Sanskrit is thought to be the world’s first language from which all have evolved or been influenced by. The sounds are primal and focussed on describing a world view based on the intrinsic nature of matter, and an internal world view describing the nature of mankind.

These words are used in books about Yoga, Buddhism and Hinduism and they are often a challenge to understand.

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Abhyasa: practice – the act of practising

Acharya: teacher

Adwaita a philosophy according to which there is no duality – only a singular state of consciousness

Agni: fire

Agnisar kriya: one of the shatkarmas (cleansing practices) -intestinal cleansing

Aham: ego

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A Cronology of Hindu History

Re-Writing the narrative from emerging discoveries

Like many people seeking to know the truth of our existence, I have questioned the historic narrative handed down to us through various governmental agencies to find this narrative has been heavily tainted by political expediency, personal bias, religious and other belief systems.

The Western, patriarchal capitalist point of view backed by the irrational idea of moral authority dominates the world in pursuit of pleasure. History instead of being a search for truth is only important to validate patriarchal capitalist point of view and justify behavior as in drawing borders and exercising authority.

Under a Western flexible morality, people say nice things but do dastardly deeds in the name of power and profits. Conversely

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Why Hinduism?

The world’s oldest surviving way of life!

Hinduism as it is called is not a belief system but a science of living. Having stood the test of time over many thousands of years having outlived all civilisations, it continues to grow, flourish and evolve.

The word Hinduism correctly stated is Sanatana Dharma meaning the ‘Eternal Way’ or the scientific method by which humanity may survive and thrive into eternity. In contrast our experts are saying that humanity is on the verge of extinction because we choose to act on beliefs instead of knowledge.

That Hinduism is referred to as a religion and Hindu’s as followers of Hinduism is a convenience of language and cultural understanding. Here are some reasons why

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Alien Life

A distinct possibility but are they a danger?

The TV program ancient aliens continues to feature on the History Channel. It presents ideas that alien visitors have been coming here for millennia and asks amongst other things if they represent any threat to our security and well-being?

In a recent program they discussed Majestic Twelve, a supposed organisation under the auspices of a US shadow government charged with the administration of communications with aliens and the recovery of crashed alien craft. The program also claimed that M twelve may have actually been behind the assassination of John F. Kennedy who was about to reveal details of alien contacts.

We have no way of knowing if this is true or not,

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Why the British and Christians hated the Brahmin's

A legacy of imperial belief

(I am using the word “Brahmin” exactly as it is ment to be used: the class that represented the intelligentsia of Brahmic society: be it Hindu, Sikh, Jain or Buddhist.)

Something that intrigues me is that the bull and by inference cattle were revered in ancient times over greater India. Nandi carried Shiva, the curved horns symbolic of Vishnu also seen in the Egyptian priesthood with the cow worshiped as it nurtured the people. With the development of patriarchal capitalism, those west of India came to value power, wealth and pleasure, they despised the Hindus who were happy for no obvious reason. They made a sport of killing the bulls and despising Hindus turning their

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What is The Soul?

And the nature of being human

Meditation by Alex Gray

For many people, this question is irrelevant to their lives as they have in a way made peace with their suffering and are content to live in relative darkness. In contrast, those who give thought and attention to this question find that they can transcend their suffering, identify themselves as being human and unlocking the mysteries of the universe.

Before plunging into an attempted definition let us remember that we live within a realm of existence whose boundaries are incalculable. We are dealing here with cosmology as well as metaphysics and like the universe itself, ideas that are so immensely huge few people attempt them.

Asking such a

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