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What is the Difference between dharma and moksha as stands in Hindu tradition?
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 moksha is acheived, you can therefore break the chain of karmic consequences and your soul can move on.
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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.
Answer No 1 Buddhist enlightenment is called Nirvana, while Hinduism enlightenment is called Moksha. Answer No. 2. Though, NIRVANA and MOKSHA can't be understood until you bec…ome so, but still I wanted to try to put some as per some realised Lamas. Nirvana in Buddhism: 1. Nirvana means when one happens to be a Buddha. A Buddha is like a millions of scattered water droplets in the air. A Buddha's biggest contribution is what he/she had taught while on earth. Sometimes all droplets get collected to form a thick cloud giving relief from the scorching sun. It may not be the intention of the cloud to relief you that way, but it is the innate nature of the cloud. This is a proof of the presence of water droplets of that nature in the air. Similarly, presence of the basic nature of Buddhas is felt during deep meditations. Again, it may not be the intention of the Buddhas to make us feel that way, but it is the innate nature of their effects. 2. Once Nirvana is achieved, you are free from the following concepts which are caused and pure illusions:I, me, mine, his, her, their and yours.sweet , sour, bitter, salty all all.anger, jealous, tears, ego and ignorance.body, beauty, ugly, fair, wheatish, black, bald, hairy, short, tall, fat , slim etc.equal to, less than, greater than.good, bad, nice, nicest, best, worst, soso, ok and so on.today, tomorrow, last year, next century and so on.insulting, praising, winning, defeating, judging, comparing, punishing, excusing, surprising and so on.stress, frustrations, depression, expectations, impressions, attraction, repulsion, illness , sickness and so on.Intention, evaluation, decision and actions. This is because a Buddha doesn't cause these effects and he is the most skillful while not doing that. 3. Nirvana means a state of no ignorance, full of wisdom, no more interpretation required, no more understanding required. Nirvana is full stop to the understanding and investigation. 4. The bliss of Nirvana is like as if you are continuously in the climax of bed where all the concepts like a beautiful wife, a handsome husband, bad, good , rich, poor, jealousy, anger etc get suddenly collapsed to a zero knowledge, but filled with only pleasure. 5.Love and compassion in a Buddha is like a sea accommodating all forms of life from the wildest shark to the most lovely vulnerable creatures in it with no complain. 6. A Buddha can help you through his highly skillful teachings, techniques and vibrations. More than that he will do nothing for your bad karma. He will not punish you as well. 7. Having rebirth is completely a choice of a Buddha. It depends on reasons. A serious reason may get eligible to cause a rebirth of a Buddha. Normally, there remains no such reasons, that is why Buddhas are not born again. Therefore, whether a rebirth is good or bad depends of the reasons and the realization of those reasons. 8. Every living beings have the qualities to become a Buddha. The most important and basic quality is the sense of love and compassion. Many a times, animals exhibit better compassion than humans. Human beings have a high level of opportunities due to the advanced body faculties. 9. Buddha-hood is possible only through the realisation of the true nature of so called the existence of this universe. That is just a continuum of ever changing moments. MOKSHA in Hinduism: I will try to write as per what i understood from Hindu gurus on Astha television channel in India. Therefore, I am already having almost no knowledge about the deep Hindu teachings. Plz forgive me and correct me while doing mistakes. 1. After attaining MOKSHA, you are completely accepted by the GODs and your soul remains with them, obeying them and so blissed. 2. MOKSHA is through good KARAMs. Good KARAM means complete faith and devotion to GODs and services to them. Some Gurus say, we should become complete slaves of GODs. It is when one absorbs the complete wisdom of GODs. You are in a complete happiness after MOKSHA. 3. Therefore, in MOKSHA one is seeing the GODS called DARSHAN all the times. His/her all past bad KARAMs are now zero. He/she will never commit bad karma after that due to the bliss of GODs calle KIRPA. 4. MOKSHA is for laymen. MOKSHA is not for GODs who are already beyond that. Therefore, MOKSHA is an opportunity given by GODs for laymen to be with the GODS. In other words, After MOKSHA you are the most lovable, able and skilled Devotee called BHAKTI of GODs, but not equivalent to GODs. 5. There is less interpretations about the relationship between animals and MOKSHA. Though, understanding of the qualities of COWs may help us on the way to MOKSHA through Lord Krishna. 6. MOKSHA is an end to the rebirth cycle. 7. Even in the state of MOKSHA, it is just to felt angry for the sake of GODs, his creations and followers.
The Buddha taught a few basic concepts that contradict most of thecurrent schools of Hinduism (note that within Hinduism there is ahuge range in beliefs). The Buddha taught th…at a permanent self,soul or 'atman' does not exist. These teachings are known asteachings on selflessness or emptiness. The Buddha opposed the caste-system, where people are categorizedby their birth in a certain family. The Buddha opposed the view that people will become 'enlightened'after a certain number of lives. Instead, our actions (karma)determines our future. The Buddha did not support the idea of a creator-God who createdthe universe.
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.
The Hindu religion is very complicated. Dharma is only apart of it. Dharma means duty and obligation. is belief is a cycle from the hindus. they believe that Dharma is there d…uty, then they believe that what they did is good and their "gods" think so to that is what is called Karma which means something like this "what comes around goes around". and lastly Samsara. they think that Samsara is there recarnation.
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)
Moksha is achieving perfection, completeness of knowledge, which is nothing but God, the ultimate truth. If you keep Dharma and keep doing your Karma, you learn from your …experiences and attain knowledge in every birth and finally reach the truth, completeness of knowledge, that is perfection, which is attaining Moksha, No more birth required.
The two primary forces of Human beings: To know what Moksha is, we must know that we have, 1. A mighty, inexhaustible and uncontrollable Involuntary force 2. A small, tra…nsient and easily controllable Voluntary force. Brahman is Involuntary force in the purest form. All other Hindu gods are a blend of Involuntary and Voluntary forces. Thus, we can attain Moksha easily through a Hindu god by getting rid of the voluntary component of that god. Shiva and Krishna are best suited for this purpose. Voluntary/ Manual force - the double edged sword: The Voluntary force is the shockabsorber of our life, as it enables us to change with great ease. However, its over use makes our life unstable, chaotic and also abolishes thinking. It is at this stage that we must attain Moksha. This involves getting rid of, 1. Differences among the various activities of our life 2. Our ability to change. Advantages of Involuntary/ Automatic force: Leading a life with pure involuntary force would, 1. Make our life effortless and stress free 2. Get rid of our acquired knowledge and enable us to use pure Inborn knowledge called Brahma Jnana. The Hindu paths to Moksha: The transient, manual force is necessary to deal with a change and thus whenever we become helpless we have a tendency to use it and thus make our life stressful and tiring. There are four ways of avoiding use of voluntary force and getting rid of it from our life. 1. Bhakti Marga: In this we develop faith in the involuntary force and keep using it even if it leads to repeated disasters, until the involuntary force, 1. Finds similarities among all the activities of our life 2. Gets rid of activities that are grossly dissimilar 2. Karma Marga: The Karma acts as a band filter, filtering off activities producing both positive and negative emotions and allowing just unemotional activites. Cycles of rebirth doesn't mean that we are born again and again. It is just symbolic of repeated starting of a new ways of life whenever our life is ruined. 3. Jnana Marga: In this we try to find out similarities among all activities of our life and ways to discard or ignore differences among them. 4. Raja Marga: Since the Involuntary force is mightier, in this approach we use it with Kingly authority, with the hope that voluntary activities surrender, thus enabling us to execute all the activities with the Involuntary force only. Original Meditation - the easiest and the most reliable way to attain Moksha: In this, we sit motionless and keep generating involuntary force, by Isometrically contracting (hardening) the lower end of the band like Hyoglossus muscles, that extend from the sides of our tongue downwards to the U-shaped hyoid bone above our Adam's apple. This would filter off all Voluntary activities and thus enable us to attain Moksha. This is the final common pathway to Moksha even when we use any one of the Margas to attain Moksha. Original Meditation was the first choice of all sages, who attained Moksha.
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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 kn…owledge. 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.
The spiritual goal of the Hindus is to become one with Brahman. This freedom is referred to as Moksha. Until moksha is achieved, a Hindu believes that he/she will be repeated…ly reincarnated in order that he/she may work towards self-realization of the truth (the truth being that only Brahman exists, nothing else).
These are two different words often said and heard.Mostly scholars of Vedic Philosophy have commented that Vedic Dharma is the Sanatan Dharma but some Hindu scholars donot agr…ee with that because of certain confusions of Different interpretations of Vedas and Vedantis
The relationship between Dharma Karma Samsara, Moksha and the Caste Systemis is the accepting of the doctrine of transmigration. It was the rebirth and the complementary of Ka…rma.
The relationship of Dharma, Karma, and Moksha is that they are the Hindu Belief System
There are three types of Karma. One is good karma, another is bad karma, another is karma with no attachment to it or karma done in the name of God or in service of god.… Good karma takes you to heaven ( or you get good rewards).Bad karma gives you bad rewards (you get lower births and have more difficulties in life) What ever you do good or bad will come back to you. You will have to spend your earning (good or bad) If you go heaven due to your good karma, you will have move out once your good karma is spent. However moksha is escaping out of these cycle of birth and death and reach the God's abode permanently. You can attain moksha when you do not have any good or bad karma left unspent with you. But as human being you need to do some karma. hence do karma in service to God, in the name of God, not for yourself. Do not get attached your karma.