“The term “Dharama” is related to “Dhr” meaning keeping together.
It is due to dharma that people live together. So, whatever keeps
people together is dharama. Dharama means the good of all.
Whatever benefits all is dharama. Dharama is prescribed to protect
from harm every living object. Every action which does not
bring harm to any one is itself dharama. He who always desires
the good of all and is whole-heartedly engaged in doing good to one
and all, O Jājilē! Is one who knows what dharam is. “
Why do humans need religion?
Human mind always oscillates between two
conflicting tendencies which are evil and good
Religion helps us decide the
path to peace, prosperity and
THE NOBLE PATH
“I am a good Hindu, because I am a
good Christian and a good Muslim.”
“All religions are essentially the same
in their goal of developing a good
human heart so that we may become
better human beings.”
“So many religions are so many
Interpretations of Religion
( Texts, Spiritual Leaders and
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interpreter of the Hindu
tradition to both India
and the West .
In His works
amalgamation of ideas
from east and west can
Physics or chemistry
has no internal
mandate to vouch for
its truth, which
“Man must realise God,
feel God, see God, talk
of God. That is
By studying the lives of all
great messengers, we find that
each was destined to play only
a part. Harmony consists in
the sum total, and not in one
Swami Vivekananda was
always ready to receive
and share religious
wisdom from traditions
other than His own.
Swamiji wanted to propagate a
religion that would be equally
acceptable to all minds; which
must be equally philosophic,
equally emotional, equally mystic,
and equally conducive to his
• Easy, simple, popular, and at the
same time meeting the requirements
of the highest minds.
• Have concrete moral forms.
• Relate to scientific and practical
• Should be equally philosophic,
equally emotional, equally mystic.
A person with all the
elements of philosophy,
mysticism, emotion, and of
work equally present in full
“In trying to
eighty per cent of
people turn cheats,
and about fifteen
per cent go mad;
only the remaining
five per cent
knowledge of the
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