Hindu Dharma – In A Nutshell

Hindu Dharma – In A Nutshell

Hindu Dharma - In A Nutshell

Hindu Dharma is not “Hinduism”, just like Christianity is not Christianism. Hindu Dharma is not a religion either. Hindu Dharma is a way of life. There are no restrictions or rules. The aim of Hindu Dharma is the realization of one’s Self. So the focus is not on just believing something written in a book or spoken by a saint. But the goal is to seek the reality and realize it for yourself.

There have been countless persons who have attained realization. These include the earliest sages, referred to as Rishis, Gautam Buddha, the many modern age saints like Ramakrishna Paramhansa, Swami Vivekananda, and many saints and yogis who are alive today. Even though most yogis stay unknown and cut themselves from society, searching for the truth, some continue to lead a normal life after becoming enlightened. They demonstrate that you do not have to give up your worldly affairs to become enlightened.

What Hindu Dharma preaches for self-realization is universal. Therefore, one does not need to give up their belief in any faith or religion. Rather, becoming enlightened is a personal goal that can be achieved by dedication and hard work. The many scriptures, like the Vedas, Gita to name a couple, list out and elaborate on the steps one can undertake to become enlightened. These scriptures have been translated into several languages and are easily available digitally and in print form.

From thousands of years ago till today, the many rishis and yogis have proved that the scriptures are correct in their explanations. Therefore, if one is dedicated and sincere, one will achieve enlightenment eventually.