How is karma dharma and ahimsa relate to achieving moksha?
Answer . The line of questioning is slightly wrong. Karmic law isn't based on any religion, faith, or tradition for it is a natural law which simply exists irrespectivel…y! Karma is a universal principle which states 'All action and reaction must be opposite and equal' or 'For every cause, there must be an effect'. One might ask what science is gravity based on?! Gravity is simply a natural law like karma and existed before its discovery by Sir Issac Newton and will continue to exist long into the future. It would be correct to ask what religion has karma and dharma as its basis!!! This is a more correct question! The term 'Dharma' is of Sanskrit origin and is used in the Hindu tradition in reference to karma and reincarnation. Dharma also refers to the 'universal order of perfection throughout creation'. Dharma conveys a deep philosophical concept which includes Karma and is the basis of most Eastern philosophy, Religion and mystic practice. DHARMA AND KARMA The Hindu Religion has these two concepts as their basis. Christianity, Sikhism, Buddhism and almost every other major religion throughout the world have these two concepts within its teachings although different terminolgy is used by their adherents. I might add that modern science is discovering these ancient laws anew. It appears the ancient rishis of India were thousands of years ahead of modern science in some respects!!!
Karma is the law of cause and effect. Many people think that Karma means that if you are mean to others, you will suffer bad luck in the future. This is a gross simplification… of the way Karma effects our lives, but it is sufficient for a short answer.. Dharma refers to the underlying order of the cosmos, and is often used to mean "the way"or "the path", meaning the right way to live and study to achieve lasting happiness.
Karma is a Sanskrit word which means "action". It refers to the principle of cause and effect, according to which our experience now is the result of previous actions and all …our current actions are the cause of our future existence. Positive actions lead to happiness and negative actions lead to suffering. The word "Dharma" has many meanings, including "objects of knowledge" and "the path", but most commonly Dharma refers to the teachings of the Buddha.
Your karma is built up over your lifetimes. You build it up by the causes you make. It can be positive and it can be negative, either way, you carry it with you. Dharma is the… teachings of the Buddha, a way to lessen your karmic retribution. By chanting nam myoho renge kyo, you can change your karma in this life and the next.
Hinduism believes in the concept of reincarnation. What determines the state of an individual in the next existence is karma which refers to the actions undertaken by the body… and the mind. In order to achieve good karma it is important to live life according to dharma. This involves doing what is right for the individual, the family, the community and also for the universe itself. Dharma is like a cosmic norm and if one goes against the norm it can result in bad karma. So, dharma affects the future according to the karma accumulated. Therefore, one's dharmic path in the next life is determined by their past karma.
There is no conflict between dharma and moksha. Dharma is doing the right thing. Moksha is moving beyond limitations. Dharma is a means to moksha. There are infinite w…ays to achieve moksha, dharma is just one path to achieving it. Most people use a combination of paths in their journey of life to attain moksha.
Dharma and karma are in a cause in effect relationship. One follows the personal intrinsic dharma that is based on various factors unique to one. Thus finds beneficial karma t…hat is amounted at death and factored towards the next being of reincarnation. Negative karma will ensue the being of various incests upon the next life. If enough bad karma is collected, one may be sent to one of the four Hells.
Moksha is achieving perfection, completeness of knowledge, which isnothing but God, the ultimate truth. If you keep Dharma and keepdoing your Karma, you learn from your experi…ences and attainknowledge in every birth and finally reach the truth, completenessof knowledge, that is perfection, which is attaining Moksha, Nomore birth required.
As Shri Ramakrishn Kshirasagar Swami' has said " For getting 'moksh' one should have '0' runanubandh. When we do any karm and if it is related to someone and if we or that p…erson remembers it, then 'runanubandh' automatically gets generated. That's why in 'Bhagvat Geeta' Lord Krishna has said that " Karmannevadhikaraste ma faleshu kadachan" Karma and Moksha: Before trying to understand Moksha it has to be realized that in the original form Moksha meant freedom to change Varnas and thus have unlimited knowledge (Brahma Jnana) and unlimited freedom. However, the exaggerated freedom made individual life and the society unstable and thus Moksha was redefined making not only Moksha but also Karma and Reincarnation look enigmatic. Karma: Karma is the mechanism that enables us to blend Moving and Braking forces of thoughts and activities in four different ways, thus enabling us to have four different Varnas. In the redefined form, Karma means a deed and good Karma or good deed enables us to have a higher Varna in the next life. Moksha: Originally Moksha meant freedom to change Varnas. In the redefined form Moksha means release from cycles of Reincarnation. In the original form, to attain Moksha, one had to prevent reincarnation or transformation of activities that is inevitable when an activity is repeated. The transformation is due to variations in Braking or Inertial force associated with activities. Thus, in the original form, Karma is the mechanism that enables us to have all the four Varnas and Moksha is the freedom that the four Varnas give. In the redefined form, good Karma enables us to escape from repeated cycles of reincarnation.
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Before trying to understand the relationship between Karma, Dharma and Moksha we have to keep in mind that Moksha, in its original form, was banned as it gives unlimited freed…om to individuals, which would make the life of the individual and the society he lives in highly unstable. Karma, Dharma and Moksha as we know today: We believe that good Karma or good deed enables us to have a higher Varna in the next life and a bad Karma makes us have a lower Varna. Moksha is defined as putting an end to cycles of reincarnations. Dharma enables us to attain Moksha without getting any freedom. Moksha attained through Dharma just makes us follow Dharma effortlessly and redefine Dharma to a small extent. The original Karma, Dharma and Moksha: 1. Karma: Karma is a means to attain Moksha. Moksha enables us to have freedom to change our Varna. There are four Varnas. 1. Brahmana 2. Kshatriya 3. Vaishya 4. Shudra. All the four are a blend of rest and activity. Karma enables us to blend rest and activity in four distinct ways. In other words there are four distinct kinds of Karma, each enabling us to have a distinct Varna. 2. Moksha: Moksha is a means to unlimited controllable and reversible freedom. In Brahmana Varna there is no freedom. The freedom is more in Kshatriya Varna, still more in Vaishya Varna and practically unlimited in Shudra Varna. 3. Dharma: Dharma is virtual law. It is law that we can't violate even if we want to. Thus, Dharma is eternal. Dharma is maximum in Brahmana Varna and least in Shudra Varna. In the redefined form we have to attain Moksha through Dharma only. Thus, when we attain Moksha we would not get any freedom but would just be able to follow Dharma effortlessly. Thus, Dharma and Karma are means to attain Moksha.
Moksha: Originally Moksha meant freedom to have any of the four Varnas viz. Brahmana, Kshatriya, Vaishya and Shudra. This gave not only enormous freedom but also enormous k…nowledge. However, the exaggerated freedom Moksha gave made individual life and the Hindu society unstable. Therefore, Moksha was redefined. In the original form one could attain Moksha during his life time and not after his death. In the new form Moksha means freedom from cycles of Reincarnation. Moksha is defined as freedom because Brahmana life is rigid. If a Shudra has to attain Moksha he must lose his freedom. Dharma: Dharma means virtual law that we can blindly follow but can't understand or violate. Karma: Karma originally meant manual way of changing Varnas. This is in contrast to Brahman who enables us to change our Varna automatically. Thus, Karma was a means to Brahman. There were four different kinds of Karmas, each enabling a Hindu to have a different Varna. Karma is a way in which Moving and Braking forces of thoughts and activities are linked . In the redefined form good Karma is supposed to give us a higher Varna in the next life. Reincarnation: Reincarnation originally meant transformation of an activity every time it was repeated. Reincarnation thus referred to an activity and not to entire life. To understand the present modification of the definition of Reincarnation we have to replace the word 'life' with the word 'activity'. Thus, in the original form, 'putting an end to cycles of Reincarnation' means 'preventing transformation of the activity every time it is repeated'. It has to be realized that it is the variations in Braking or Inertial force that leads to transformation or Reincarnation of an activity every time it is repeated. The aim was to separate Moving and Braking forces of an activity completely so that they could be blended in four different ways and thus have four different Varnas.
As thereligion of Hinduism became more popular, the caste system changed.Hinduism requires that people follow the rules of their caste.According to Hindu beliefs, this is part… of a person's religiousduty. These duties are known as dharma. The caste system isalso connected with the Hindu concept of karma. Karma could beinterpreted to mean "what goes around comes around." Many Hindusbelieve that if a person does something bad in one life, thatperson may be punished in the next. However, if a person lives alife of good deeds, he or she will be rewarded in the nextlife. The ideas ofkarma and dharma are connected to the Hindu belief ofreincarnation. Reincarnation is the idea that a person can die andbe reborn into another form. (Rebirth may be in the form of ananimal, a human, or even an insect.) A person who does good deeds,or who lives life following the duties of their caste, may berewarded in another life. For many Hindus, the goal is to followthe duties of their caste. Then they may improve karmic position inanother life.
"Ahimsa Paramo Dharma" is a Sanskrit phrase that was popularized by Mahatma Gandhi .
our actions is called karma, performing is dharma.
These are three concepts from eastern religions. Both Buddhists and Hindus believe in Karma and Dharma-- in fact the two concepts are intertwined. Karma is the universal law o…f cause and event-- we in the west would say "you reap what you sow," or whatever you do will come back to you. Hindus, Buddhists and other eastern faiths believe in reincarnation-- you are born, and then reborn a number of times until you finally reach enlightenment and are allowed to leave this material world. If you have lived a good life, you will get a better birth and a happier life next time; if you lived a bad life, you will get a lower birth or a life where you suffer. So, the goal is to get good karma, for which you will be rewarded (if not in this life, then in the next); if you get bad karma, you will be punished (again, if not in this life, then in the next). How do you get good karma? Do your dharma. Dharma refers to your religious and ethical duty, as defined by the teachings of Hinduism and Buddhism. (In Hinduism, this may involve devotional service to your particular deity, service to your guru, studying scriptures, chanting specific prayers, etc. In Buddhism, it may involve studying the Buddha's teachings, committing to a non-violent and simple lifestyle, and following what the Buddha said about the "eightfold path," the specific steps and beliefs which will guide you to achieving inner peace as well as wisdom.) If you perform your religious duties and live an ethical life, you will reap the rewards for having done so. As for zen, this is a specific kind of Buddhism which believes that you can gain enlightenment and wisdom through meditation and quiet contemplation, rather than through particular actions or through reading scriptures; the goal of zen meditation is to help the person to gain insights into the meaning of life: to lose all illusions and see things as they truly are; and ultimately, to achieve Satori, or spiritual enlightenment. Zen Buddhism is popular in parts of China, Japan, Vietnam and Korea.
The relationship of Dharma, Karma, and Moksha is that they are the Hindu Belief System