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What is Sanatana Dharma?

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  • Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati
    From: http://www.swamij.com/sanatana-dharma-what-is.htm WHAT IS SANATANA DHARMA? Sanatana means eternal, never beginning nor ending. Dharma is from dhri,
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      http://www.swamij.com/sanatana-dharma-what-is.htm

      WHAT IS SANATANA DHARMA?

      Sanatana means eternal, never beginning nor ending.
      Dharma is from dhri, meaning to hold together, to sustain.
      Sanatana Dharma eternally holds All together.

      SANATANA DHARMA MEANS:
      Eternal Path
      Never Beginning nor Ending Way
      Perennial Philosophy
      Universal Tradition
      All-Pervading Truth
      Natural Flow

      SANATANA IS:
      Eternal
      Perennial
      Never Beginning nor Ending
      Abiding
      Universal
      Ever-present
      Unceasing
      Natural
      Enduring

      DHARMA IS:
      Harmony
      The Way
      Righteousness
      Compassion
      Natural Law
      Morality
      Truth
      Teachings
      Tradition
      Philosophy
      Order
      Universal
      Flow
      Spirituality
      Religion
      Wisdom
      Divine Conformity
      Cosmic Norm
      Blueprint
      Inherent Nature
      Law of Being
      Duty

      BY ITS NATURE, SANATANA DHARMA IS:
      Experience based rather than belief based.
      Without any ideological divisions.
      Beyond any historical date of founding.
      The process of growth, which comes from the seed.
      Inherent in, and inclusive of all.
      Applicable to all people of all places and times.
      In the world, while above the world.
      God-centered rather than prophet-centered.
      Devoid of sectarianism or denominationalism.
      Both immanent and transcendent.
      The whole and the parts.
      Loving of all and excluding of none.

      The universal flow of Dharma,
      regardless of what name you call it,
      whether Dharma or some other name,
      has eternally existed.
      It has been before any of
      the great teachers were born.
      It is not better than, or alternative to,
      but is inclusive of all.
      Dharma is that out of which
      our earth and humanity itself emerged.
      Dharma not only is,
      but always was, and always will be.
      To live in alignment with,
      and to know the true nature
      of that Sanatana Dharma
      is one of the ways of describing
      the higher goal of life.

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