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How is karma dharma and ahimsa relate to achieving moksha?
In Buddhism Dharma is has multiple meanings. The First is the universal Law (truth) of nature, also known as Natural Law. The Second is the teachings of Buddha that applies un…derstanding of the Natural Law to conduct of human life. Lastly, it also means phenomena or characteristics. Karma is the concept of action or deed. In the west this is confused as the payback to your actions (Fate, e.g. It was my karma to get yelled at because I yell at everyone). This is an incorrect understanding. The reactions to your actions is the Karmic Fruit (vipaka). Your karma is the way you typically reaction to a given situation each time it happens. Nirvana, in Buddhism, is a state of which exists no suffering. The word literally means "blowing out". That is blowing out the fires of greed, hate, and delusions. According to The Buddha, to reach this state of Nirvana, one had to understand the Dharma, how the world is, live a life in which your karma was in tune to this world and all the creatures in it and live without delusions.
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.
they try to meditate or pray to Supreme God. Also they try to do yoga to get Moksha (liberation).
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Dharma is the moral obligation a person has in their life, like a man has certain obligations as a man to fufill like providing for his family. Moksha is liberation. Once moks…ha is acheived, you can therefore break the chain of karmic consequences and your soul can move on.
our actions is called karma, performing is dharma.
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.
There are four different paths to achieve Moksha which a Hindu can take. The Hindu can choose one or all four of the paths they are: 1 The path of knowledge - Jnana-Yoga Spiri…tual knowledge -leading to the knowledge of the relationship between the soul (atman) and God (Brahman) 2 The path of meditation - Dhyana-yoga The idea is to concentrate so you can reach the real self within you and become one with Brahman 3 The Path of Devotion - Bhakti-yoga Choosing a particular god or goddess and worshipping them throughout your life in actions, words and deeds. 4 The path of good works - Karma-yoga This involves doing all your duties correctly throughout your life.
so that they can be freed from the cycle of birth, death and rebirth (samsara). Hindus believe that when they are freed from the samara (birth ,death, rebirth) they can be wit…h BRAHMAN (which is their god)
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.
Path of work, path of knowledge, and path of devotion Path of work, path of knowledge, and path of devotion One has to understand that Moksha (liberation) is not so…mething very cheap to accomplish. It requires lot of determination in living austere life. When I say austere life means not like one abandon all his material comfort and go and meditate in a jungle. One who lives unattached in his existing living condition is said to be following austere life. When we talk about Moksha what does that mean.? When the soul leaves the current body it travels to it's source where it came from. For ex when a prisoner is released where he goes permanently.? He goes back to his home to re-union with his family. Similarly when the Soul leave the current body and without transmigrating from one material body to another material body it directly goes to the spiritual sky then we say the soul has attained Moksha (liberation).
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.
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 irrespe…ctively! 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!!!
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.
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.
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 infi…nite ways 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.
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.