Dharma And Cosmic Dynamics Dr. Shriniwas Kashalikar
The microcosmic and macrocosmic
manifestations of movements, colors, sounds,
rhythms, melody, behaviors and the emotional
relationships; amongst the nonliving and living
forms; are intricate and subtle.
They are beyond one’s intellectual
comprehension and even imagination. All that
we see and even perceive; is defined and
restricted by the characteristics of our sensory
receptors and the limitations of cerebral cortex
and hence forms a small fraction of what
actually “exists” around! Actually the concept of
“existence” has also been born from our
physiologically limited; though cumulative
framework through the civilizations. But even
the fraction we perceive may or may not be in
consonance with our subjective feelings. This
alienation or separation from the core of the
nature is the cause of inherent restlessness in
most of us.
This separation; manifests in the behavior e.g.
such as struggle for existence, which is directed
by cruder needs. It manifests later, in struggles
and wars motivated by passions, aspirations, and
ambitions of asserting, possessing, controlling,
and owning and so on. This separation from the
core of nature also manifests at personal levels in
the strong or weak prejudices and likes and
dislikes leading to conflicts.
This clear vision and appreciation of the
universe and its; such unfolding at all times, is a
blossoming experience. On the backdrop of this
orchestra individuals get freed from the
subjectivity and blossom into objective existence
merged with the core of nature.
Through such blossoming experience we realize
that subjectivity i.e. individual differences are
inevitable at most of the stages of evolution and
in fact; everything in the universe plays a role
(delegated to it) in accordance with its state of
evolution! One can’t stop wondering about “the
management” of this cosmic orchestra!
DHARMA actually means emulation of this
cosmic orchestra at individual, social, global and
universal levels, by identifying and performing
one’s role! The greater the accuracy in
emulation, the greater would the individual and
the society; experience harmony and melody in
universe and vice versa.
This state of identification of one’s role and its
assertion marked by victory over restlessness
(born out of separation from the core of nature),
is implied in the preaching of saints “THEVILE
ANANTE TAISECHI RAHAVE, CHITTI ASO
DYAVE SAMADHAN”. It is said that it is
possible to blossom into this state through
NAMASMARAN. In other words,
NAMASMARAN is the way to DHARMA, it is
the core of DHARMA, and it is the culmination
One need not merely believe; but can verify the
validity of this through experimentation.