What is SANATAN DHARMA?
SANATAN DHARMA is the eternal dharma. It is there from the time evolution of the universe and will be there forever. We may have heard the quote “DHARAMAM RAKSHATI RAKSHITI”. Our own existence is universal truth and existence of others is also truth. We all take birth on this earth to fulfill certain destined goals and purpose of our life, and to fulfill these goals and purpose we have to follow our basic and mandatory duties towards Dharma. The duties likes, duty towards our own body, duty towards our family, duty towards our society, duty towards our nation and duty towards our almighty. To perform these duties our body should be healthy. It says, “SHARIR DHARAMA KHALU SADHNAM”, it means a human body is the instrument (Sadhan) which allows us to perform our duties (Sadhna). There are certain duties towards our human body, for example, if you feel hungry and if we don’t eat food, can we work efficiently? If you are thirsty and do not drink, will your body maintain the harmony? If you are tired and do not take proper rest, will your body be able to give that efficiency which is needed? So, when you fulfill the needs of your body it will be ok. But if you don’t attain your body’s needs, can you perform your duties properly? We must fulfill the duties of towards our bodies, when we are hungry we should take meal, when we are thirsty drink ample amount of water, when you are tired take sufficient rest. Our body is a temple and a perfect body can perform family and social duties perfectly. Our healthy and strong body will facilitate us to do our duties.
But the meaning of DHARMA is misunderstood or wrongly interpreted. There is only one DHARMA existed at the time of evolution of universe and it is SANATAN DHARMA. It is particularly meant for one’s own self. Humanity is the basic principle of SANATAN DHARMA and one was following PARAMBRAHM PARMESHWAR/ DIVYANPRAKASH/HIRANYA GARBHA. But on regular intervals, it was further classified in PANTHS/SAMPRADAYA.CASTES as per one’s own convenience. Many groups of people have started following more than one GOD or Goddess, over a period of time. As per SANATAN DHARMA, only PARAM BRAHMA PARMESHWAR/DIVYA PRAKASH/HIRANYA GARBHA handles all the activities of universe along with BRAHAMAJI-creator, VISHNUJI- maintenance and MAHESJI moksha or works for welfare. And to govern this activities MAA PARAMBA PARASHAKTI along with her three shaktiya’s MAA SARASWATI, MAA LAKSHAMI AND MAA MAHAKALI are supporting them.
We may be aware or not but one must know our GURU-SHISHYA PARAMPARA (GURU SHISHYA TRADITION). PARAM GURUTATVA (Eternal knowledge) is the supreme of this tradition. SHRI BRUHASPATIJI (GURU OF DEVAS), SHRI SHUKRACHARYAJI (GURU OF DANAVAS) and SHRI AGATSYA RISHIJI (GURU OF MANAVS) are following PARAM GURU Tradition. And they had the knowledge of immortality. Shri Brihaspatiji gave this knowledge of immortality to Devtas and they became immortal. Ravana forced Shri Shukracharyaji to transfer the knowledge of immortality to him but Shukracharyaji refused to transfer this knowledge to Ravana. Shri AgatsyaRishiji gave this knowledge of immortality to SHRI MAHAVTAR BABAJI and from then Shri Mahavatarbabaji is immortal. Saptarishis and AdiShankaracharyaji are following Shri Mahavatarbabaji. Shri MahavvatarBabji is assisting and guiding prophets. Babaji is the Param Siddha (Supreme perfected being) and only an authenticate authority who can extinct/modify/reveal the knowledge according to the age. Babaji and his 24 /siddhas are working for the Spiritual Development of Human Beings, liberation and restoration of Sanatan Dharma.
In today’s era, we are seeing that Sanatan Dharma got divided into hundreds of religions, panths, sampradayas; castes existed in the name of different Gods, Goddesses and belief, by which the society is destroyed and divided into small groups and subgroups.
As per Sanatan Dharma, there was no existence of any particular caste; the people were classified on the basis of their skills and interests of working. But today it is believed that the person is classified by his/her birth in particular family and not by his skills and abilities which resulted in to the downfall of society.
Christians follow Holy Bible, Muslims follow holy Quran, Parsisi follow holy Avesta and Hindus follow Geeta, but Geeta is very small part of epic Mahabharta. As per Sanatan Dharma, four holy Vedas are the ultimate books. They are like lamp house. The ultimate knowledge of Vedas is to guide the person to survive in their day to day life, social life and spiritual life.
As per ideology of Sanatan Dharma, AdiJagadguruShankaracharyaji established four peethas in four different directions of the nation to monitor the discipline of Sanatan Dharma and harmony of the society. In today’s era there is no command on any religious activities, many religions evolved across the nation and it has created chaos in the society. Everyone is working in different directions. We have so many “so called” priests, so many panths, sampradayas by which Sanatan Dharma is divided in so many groups.
As per our knowledge, Shankaracharyaji of all peethas are entitled to look after the activities of Sanatan Dharma and to change the code of conduct according to the time and space, but somehow they are totally failed to maintain the activities and code of conduct. We are heartily wishing that all should come forward and merge all the groups and subgroups in only one ideology of Sanatan Dharma and restore the grace of Sanatan Dharma.