Dharma-the virtuous path-means more than accepting the beliefs of a specific religion. To understand and fulfill our true dharma, we must learn how to cultivate a tranquil mind and compassionate heart.
When you embrace all and exclude none, love all and hate none, selfless service becomes a natural part of your life. Your inner conflicts and restlessness melt away. You become established in peace.
Look at the world around us today, see how unclear we are about our dharma. We have more objects in our possession than our ancestors ever dreamed of. We are bigger and faster in every respect. Everything is big-big churches, big corporations, big houses. We hardly
notice that next to all this another set of "bigs"-big anger, big hatred, big possessiveness, and big violence.
We must open our minds and hearts to a proven reality: there is a collective consciousness and we are part of it. This interconnectivity gives rise to the reality that what we do to others we do to ourselves.This is the law of Karma-what we sow, we shall reap. Practicing dharma requires that we keep this immutable law in the forefront of olur minds and treat others the way we want to be treated.
If we create a virtuous mind and fill this world with the virtues of love and compassion, these great incarnations will will walk into our lives while we are here on earth, and we will be the recipients of their loving grace.
It all begins with the recognition of our personal dharma and the determination to practice it in our daily life.