Welcome To The Voice Of Dharma Temple
There are many pathways to the Divine, and within the religion of Hinduism itself, there are many diverse ways of worship and practices to reach the Ultimate Truth. This is one of the hallmarks of the Hindu tradition - its' proclamation of Unity in Diversity serve as an example for all.
It is arguably, the most mature expression for the family of Eastern traditions that preach the doctrine of the transcendent being who is also Immanent in all aspects of creation. Hence, its' wide-ranging and tolerant view of the entire universe and all that inhabits it.
Hinduism is more a Way of Life than a form of Thought. It allows the greatest of liberty in the World of Thought, but it insists on a strict code of practice. Its' principal insistence is not necessarily upon Religious Conformity, but on a Spiritual and an Ethical outlook on life. In the truest of senses, Practice precedes Theory, and only by doing the will of the Divine do we rise to the Divine State.Hinduism insists on a moral life and draws into fellowship those who feel themselves bound by this common calling. It is not a sect, rather it is a fellowship of who all accept the Law of Righteousness (Dharma) and with carnethy seek for Truth and meaning of life.
Dharma, if it may be encapsulated is defined as Right Action. Right Conduct is whatever expresses our real unity with God, Humanity and Nature. The Unity of the Universe is the Principal Cause. Dharma is the advance of this principle. Adharma is the retardation of this principle. Our actions or Karma must then be the means by which Dharma is secured and advanced.Hinduism or Sanatan Dharma as it is properly known, is that fellowship that strives to practice the Upliftment and Upholding of Dharma. As a dynamic force, Dharma has to be attuned to meet the age, the era and the unique circumstances we face in situations that Life presents us with. Life and Living is a struggle, fraught with all the polar opposites, successes and failures, day and night, joys and sorrows, pain and pleasure etc.
Yet, we are called upon to participate in this wheel of Life, to discharge the duties and obligations that we each have, and to be grateful for all that The Divine Will bestows upon us.