dharma


Dharma is one of the fundamental pillars of various religions, as it represents all the beliefs on which they are based to give life to their Gods. Jainism, Buddhism, Hinduism and Sikhism are the main religious movements that are governed by the concept of dharma, which basically means “religion”, “virtue”, although it does not have a solid explanation, which digresses a lot between the qualities and human sentiments and religions.

In Hinduism, dharma is proposed as the correct way of living, that is, it idealizes how the followers of that religion should be. First, the duties must be performed and the rights applied, as well as, obligatorily, pray to the main deities and those who can provide special help in certain aspects of life. It all comes down to just one thing: dharma is the natural law, which puts the universe into operation, therefore, it must be worshipped. Within the representations that are given to it in a common way, there is a kind of wheel that, similar to the planet, turns on itself.

The Dharma, in Buddhism, is considered a jewel or something worthy of worship, just like Gautama Buddha and Shanga, the main ones of the aforementioned religions. Likewise, it functions as the cosmic or universal law that governs humanity and nature, in addition to the elements that these imply. Meanwhile, Jainism chose to define the Dharma as one of the components of the dravia, the set of principles that condition said religion, being the one that basically gives it life. Sikhism, for its part, treats the Dharma as a kind of guide to follow the path of justice.