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Dharma is the belief in the cosmic wheel of life, that all things have their cycle, that good and bad in life are like spokes on a wheel, and that man must do whatever is right in the moment. Chinese philosophy placed the emperor at the center of the universe, with his palace and royal court revolving around him; thus appropriating dharma for the imperial religion.

“A synedouche is a Greek word for a part that contains the whole. The way a drop contains the ocean.”

So dharmic man is a man who contains the cosmic law of the universe. He always fulfills his role in the moment, but he is no James Bond playboy or angry alpha male. I noticed in every religion, the hero is rarely the crown prince, but usually the shepherd, the son of slaves, the carpenter, the orphan, the beggar. This is contrary to the existing dominance of religion by honorable families and upper middle-class institutions, but religion’s chief founders were illiterate or poorly-spoken men of no social worth or background. Why is this narrative so pervasive in religion? Nietzsche explains this phenomenon from a superhuman/sub-human point of view. (link to future article).

He lives below poverty level, but is more content than a millionaire. He is the omega male, the Jewish hidden saint.

But the man never strays from his moral duty or religion; that man is religion. Very often he has a list of goals or enemies to complete like Hercules and his defeats of  the Hydra, Minotaur, and Medusa. Very often, he is called the son of God, again like Hercules. (See Joseph Campbell’s hero’s journey.)

In fact, this deification (“man is god in human form”) is the basis for Hindu avatar theory. – I argue that cosmic man, who manifests dharma, is the common link between all the religions. There has never been any direct proof that God exists, but every religion can be traced back to a lower-class man who decried the bourgeois institutions of his time.

Judaism- Abraham, Moses, Isaiah (peace be upon them)
Christianity- Jesus, John the Baptist, St. Theresa (peace be upon them)
Islam- the Prophet (peace be upon him)
Sikhism- Guru Nanak (peace be upon him)
Hinduism- Rama, Krishna, Rishi Vyas (peace be upon them)

Along with messengers and god-incarnates, the world of religion is filled with saints, who also perform miracles while living below the poverty line. I am astounded to think how religion ever became a bourgeois tool of oppression, considering religion originally revolted against bourgeois oppression. The hero of every religion was a man so poor, he didn’t know where his next meal was coming from.

In fact, one could deny that God exists, but that righteous men come to every nation is a self-evident fact of history, regardless of what their followers do in the centuries to come. Truth becomes distorted, and another iconoclastic religion must come. (Judaism revolted against the Egyptian obsession with the afterlife and Babylonian human sacrifice, Islam against the idols of consumerism, Christianity against Roman gluttony, Buddhism against commercial Hindu priests.)

Socrates (peace be upon him) believed religion was virtue, and every man ought to discover and align himself to what is good and pious and just.

By AFarooqui

I write about the dichotomies present in religion, gathered mostly from discussions with average Jews, Christians, Muslims and atheists.

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I find this article in somewhat bewilderment as I had believed I created the word Daharmism in an effort to better explain my religious views on Facebook, but given that I used Daharma as the basis, I guess I shouldn’t be shocked that the word exists or surprised the definition is similar to what I intended. However the distinction being that the faith I was describing (my personal not a doctrine) had a more a holistic view, recognizing the inevitable necessity of bourgeis and even oppression. Not to say that such are good or desirable but a simple consequence of advancement. The bourgeoisie are viewed as infantile , poor souls who grow up denied the experience of hardship and as such become incapable managing it. Suffering is important because it teaches appreciation of simplicity and through suffering we better understand ourselves, our desires and purpose. With this view I see the privileged and entitled, as vacuous slaves to momentary desires they cannot understand or fulfill. Truly in my time I have known many empty (spirited) rich men. Also my Daharmism involved the notion that the subconscious was linked to an ete rnal Meta-conscious that existed outside time and that used existence to shape a being into the entity it( the Meta-Conscious or God) desired. My philosophy is all about the subconscious and emotions guiding every action one makes, not into doing whatever they want, but in making sure they always do what they feel is right. Contention is a tool in my mind and can be applied at will, as long as I remember that whatever the situation, I will always know I did what I felt was right at the time.

What I think you don’t appreciate is how universally revered the bourgeoisie class is. In most the faith s central figure isn’t some anti-bourgeoise revolutionary figure, in contrast the leaders are almost the epitome of bourgeoisie, not in luxury or extravagance mind you, but in entitlement. These men were considered divinely chosen, kings in exile rebelling not against the notion of aristocracy but rather against the bourgeoisie of their day and their respective corruption. The idea of God-kings and wealth being a blessing is intrinsic in most cultures, so its not really surprising to me that historically religion has been used as a commodity by the wealthy to exploit the poor. I mean what exactly is a tithe but a tax on your soul.

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