Dhamma is neither a Religion nor Dharma! Dharma, a Sanskrit word has three different concepts :
Duty or moral responsibility – it’s dharma of a son to take care of his old parents
Religion in western – to perform rituals and follow rules to get moksha after death
Nature of something / someone – it’s dharma of water to flow and settle down at low
But ‘Dhamma’ is different. Unlike Brahminism, Islam, Christianity, Dhamma means Law Of Nature! It’s Tao! Here you can’t see conflict between religions or their holy books. Here you need no priests to perform rituals but a cultivator friend with a little more experience who guides you to The Path of Buddhas. No matter that your friend is normal person living simple life, he maynot be an angel, he is not a Bodhisattva but his cultivation is enough to lead one towards The Holy Path of Nature. Buddha says, ‘Dhamma is appropriate and right way to follow your life in its natural way. Ignoring or brushing aside the Law Of Nature causes suffering. It’s not any God or imaginary person there to punish or reward you for your wrongdoing or right doings. This is fundamental, simple and easy for one to understand and follow.
I breath naturally, and I feel a kind of completeness, happiness and peace within myself. If I’m involved in thoughts or under control by my emotions, I cannot breathe normally. And so I feel sufferings. Breathing natural is an example of that Great Path, concentrating on inhale and exhale is another exercise some people do but that is escape from knowing.
Buddha says, there are two main pillars of the Dhamma :
Pragya is a state of mind which is completely stilled emptiness. It’s free from any comparison, duality, right or wrong, good or evil (Nirmal Buddhi). He didn’t left any point that could mislead the traveller, so he accepted Pragya as one of two pillars of Dhamma,
..and Karuna is combined practice of Metta/Love, Kindness, Peace, without getting attached with. Without Karuna, a healthy society cannot survive.
12:15 p.m. Tuesday 6th June 2015