In Hinduism, dharma is viewed as the underlying regulator of the universe. It is the principle of harmony and regularity, and thus provides a moral basis to all actions.
In Buddhism, dharma has two meanings. First, it refers to the teachings of the Buddha and other great teachers – their words and texts. Second, it refers to all mental phenomena (form, feelings, impulses, perceptions, consciousness). In the first case, the term is usually capitalized; in the second instance, it is usually written with a lower-case “d.”
SOURCE – http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100605045228AA7rCPo
Sounds to me very like some senses of a) the Word and b) The Holy Spirit or even c) love as the ‘magnetic’ force that holds everything together.
What is arising now is not a new belief system, a new religion,
spiritual ideology, or mythology. We are coming to the end not only of
mythologies but also of ideologies and belief systems. The change goes
deeper than the content of your mind, deeper than your thoughts. In fact, at
the heart of the new consciousness is the transcendence of thought, the
newfound ability of rising above thought, of realizing a dimension within
yourself that is infinitely more vast than thought.
You then no longer derive your identity, your sense of who you are, from the incessant stream of
thinking that in the old consciousness you take to be yourself. What a
liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I
then? The one who sees that. The awareness that is prior to thought, the
space in which the thought – or the emotion or sense perception – happens.
Ego is no more than this: identification with form, which primarily
means thought forms. If evil has any reality – and it has a relative, not an
absolute, reality – this is also its definition: complete identification with
form – physical forms, thought forms, emotional forms. This results in a total
unawareness of my connectedness with the whole, my intrinsic oneness with
every “other” as well as with the Source. This forgetfulness is original sin,
suffering, delusion. When this delusion of utter separateness underlies and
governs whatever I think, say, and do, what kind of world do I create? T
Eckhart Tolle – A New Earth
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned.
– Saint Francis of Assisi
……he final part of salvation can only be obtained when an individual merges with the Over-Soul Brahman in the final stage of realization……….
NOT THAT I HAVE ALREADY ATTAINED… BUT I PRESS ON, THAT I MAY LAY HOLD OF THAT FOR WHICH CHRIST JESUS HAS ALSO LAID HOLD OF ME. (PH 3:12)
see – http://marbaniang.wordpress.com/2013/07/12/explorations-of-faith-ii-beyond-uncertainty/
Rohitassa asked the Buddha whether it is possible to get out of this world of birth and death by traveling, and the Buddha said no, not even if you were to travel at the speed of light. But he did not say it is impossible to transcend the world of birth and death. He said that we only have to look deeply into our body to touch the world of no-birth and no-death. But we cannot just talk about it. We have to practice, To experience it in our own being… p141 Living Buddha, Living Christ TNH
“O SON OF MAN! Wert thou to speed through the immensity of space and traverse the expanse of heaven, yet thou wouldst find no rest save in submission to Our command and humbleness before Our Face.” HW40 – Bahá’u’lláh
“Turn thy sight unto thyself, that thou mayest find Me standing within thee, mighty, powerful and self-subsisting.’ AHW13 – Bahá’u’lláh
“If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.”
Gospel of St Thomas
“You make a living by what you get; you make a life by what you give.”
While often attributed to Churchill, a search of over 2.5 million words by and about Churchill in The Churchill Centre’s research database fails to show that Churchill ever spoke or wrote those words. Equally encouraging, perhaps, are words he DID utter in Dundee, Scotland, on 10 October 1908:
“What is the use of living, if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone? How else can we put ourselves in harmonious relation with the great verities and consolations of the infinite and the eternal?
“LOVE THE PITCHER LESS AND THE WATER MORE” Rumi’s key to global spirituality
“Love the pitcher less and the water more.” This is how the Sufi poet Rumi fashioned the key to a global spirituality – not a new religion, but a growing recognition that the religions we have are multiform containers of a single, precious planetary resource, idioms of a universal spiritual grammar. It is hard to imagine a more beautiful heeding of Rumi’s counsel than Thich Nhat Hanh’s Living Buddha, Living Christ, a reading of Buddhism and Christianity (and, by implication, other faiths) as vast cultural-symbolic contexts for enabling human ethical maturity. With his characteristic quiet authority, Nhat Hanh portrays the two traditions as complementary modes of moving from our natural self-centeredness to a re-centering in a higher order of existence, a process that, when genuine, bears fruits as cherished in Nairobi and Nanjing as in New York: understanding, compassion, love, kindness, generosity, honesty, patience, forgiveness, justice. These transcultural fruits belong to no one religion but are the common aim of all deserving of the name.
Source Philip Novak – http://www.tricycle.com/reviews/salvation-and-liberation
“What was educationally significant and hard to measure
has been replaced by what is educationally insignificant and easy to measure.
So now we measure how well we’ve taught
what isn’t worth learning! “ Dr Arthur Costa