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Query: Dharma... Was the doctrine always the same in the Dharma, what I mean, is the rules they use today the same than hundreds of years ago? We had a debate on the Christian religion, and we found that years ago they had the ones frame ones basic principles, for example if somebody did not believe he was referred to as some sort of evil. Today they even allow gay's to marry. What could have changed them so much, and what keep Islam together to not change?

Vijay Kumar:
The original doctrines of all religions never advocate practices that are in vogue today! Why? It is for the simple reason that with passage of time... the ethical and moral values deteriorate. This has been made explicitly clear in the Sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism... the foremost of all sacred scriptures existing on Mother Earth.

If we stepped backwards in time... somewhere around 3600 years from now when Lord Krishna had not taken birth... no religion existed world over ever since the beginning of time! But mankind still existed and continued its affairs of life. How?

It was the inherent Dharma that exists within every human being inherently ever since inception! It was this power of Dharma that the society... the community maintained itself! When Lord Krishna... the Avatar of the Dwaper Yoga came into the scene... society witnessed the doctrine of Bhagavad Gita that was imparted by Krishna to King Arjuna in the battle of Mahabharata.

About thousand years later the tree of Dharma developed its first branch and Mahavira... the 24th preceptor of Jainism came into being! The following of Mahavira was termed as Jainism. Although 23 preceptors of Jainism came earlier to Mahavira but Jainism is primarily recognized by the teachings of Mahavira during whose time the words of wisdom percolated to the masses!

Until the 23rd Tirthankara (preceptor)... the wisdom remained limited to the individual self! Broadly speaking the roots of Jainism gained firm footing only in the times of Mahavira... never before! If the teachings of Krishna... Sacred Bhagavad Gita contained 16 principles of life than Mahavira probably adopted (rather followed)... 14 or 12 principles!

Does it mean the values in the society deteriorated since the times of Lord Krishna to Mahavira! Yes, it is so! The entire gist of Bhagavad Gita was never completely understood by Mahavira. Whatever Mahavira gathered was termed Jainism! Whatever is contained in Bhagavad Gita need not necessarily be contained in Jainism. But whatever is contained in Jainism also exists in the Sacred Bhagavad Gita!

Bhagavad Gita... the foremost of all sacred scriptures is the end of all Wisdom! Having learnt the Sacred wisdom contained in Bhagavad Gita... one gains enlightenment (kaivalya jnana)... emancipation from the cycle of birth and death forever. There is nothing beyond Bhagavad Gita that is required to be learnt. The knower of Bhagavad Gita finally becomes the knower of all!

As time passed by... the tree of Dharma developed another branch. Exactly after 77 years of Mahavira came Gautama Buddha... the preceptor of Buddhism! If Mahavira followed 12 principles contained in the Sacred Bhagavad Gita... Gautama Buddha followed only 10! Few centuries later... the tree developed another branch and arrived Prophet Mohammed!

As time passed by came Adi Shankaracharya... followed him Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana! In the last about 150 years only two persons have gained enlightenment... Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana! Time has come for the society to re-establish itself. In the present Kali Yuga (the Dark Age)... adharma (lawlessness) is at its peak!

Time is ripe for the messiah of the new age... the awaited Bhagwan Kalki... the Avatar of the Kali Yuga! Ethical and moral values have deteriorated to such an extent that it is only the might of Bhagwan Kalki who shall re-establish Dharma (righteousness) in present times.

In such circumstances it is but inevitable that we witness a massive deterioration in the values... the teachings of the enlightened masters. In the present materialistic age... it is money and lust that rules the game of power. If a Pope can get elected by getting committed some murders as has been reported world over... what else can humanity expect further!

The Islamic religious teachers of today... do they have the capacity to follow the teachings of Prophet Mohammed! Bogged down with their self vested interests... the sacred teachings are interpreted as per ones whims and fancies! If the call for the jihad (holy Muslim war) and passing fatwas has become the order of the day... who is to blame!

The deterioration in values results from excessive sexual indulgences in the Islamic Dharma. The present religious masters advocate one-man can keep up to four wives... where is the logic... where it has been stated by a prophet Mohammed that a man can have up to four wives! Such dictates are not in conformity to the Sacred Quran... the teachings of Prophet Mohammed!

Most children in the Islamic world never attend school. This results in their gaining below average knowledge of the principles of life. In the circumstances... degradation of moral and ethical values is inevitable!

On the contrary... even though Christianity also practices fundamentalism... still, wisdom plays a major role in day-to-day affairs of life! Christians are by far more educated and learned than their Muslim counterparts. The prime reason why the deterioration in values as taught by Bible is much less in Christianity then compared to the teachings of Islamic Dharma.

Physical slavish indulgence always results in degradation of moral character. Lowering of the human values makes our thinking more fundamentalist. Even though we may not understand the true gist of the teachings of Quran... belief in Allah is on increase! In the name of Allah... most heinous crimes are committed in Islamic Dharma. What of the WTC episode?

In Christianity... the situation is not so! Crimes do occur in the western world... but they are mostly limited to the physical manifest wealth! The forcible occupation of Iraq unilaterally by USA results from the scarcity of oil felt by the developed nations. The teachings of Bible are not directly or indirectly related to USA occupying Iraq.

In a nutshell, the cycle of life rotates 3500 to 5000 years! When the enlightened one... the preceptor arrives on the scene... it is 12 o'clock when sun shines at its best! Presently we are passing through the Kali Yuga phase of life when clock rings 4 a.m. in the morning. It is time for a complete renaissance... a total upheaval of the society.

Every era ends with a massive world war. In the coming world war 3, 1200 million people are expected to perish around 2012! Only then the society would regain its footsteps... and beyond 2014 lay the seed of golden era (the golden period).

The golden period would witness no deterioration in the teachings of Jainism, Buddhism, the Sacred Bible and Quran! After the death of 1200 million people... the society would have learnt its bitter lesson! All would follow the path of absolute truthfulness thereafter. With Bhagwan Kalki to guide... the coming golden era would be a time to reckon with... something unimagined or conceivable!

To sum up... between 5 a.m. in 6 a.m... World shall witness the fiercest war of the present era... a full scale nuclear war between Christianity and Islamic Dharma. This war is expected to last between 2012 and 2014! The day USA attacks Iran... it shall announce the start of world war 3! Beyond 6 a.m. lay the dawn of a new era... the rays of the morning sun shining bright!

More the physical indulgences... lesser is the grasp of individuals on the scale of wisdom. Lesser the physical indulgences... the glory of God Almighty... the wisdom contained in all sacred scriptures shines bright. Presently the world is passing through the worst phase in the history of mankind. There is absolutely no remedy except a full scale revolution that is in making for long.

Essay by: Vijay Kumar "Atma Jnani" ... One who realized self in his life time! Send your query!

A to Z of Dharma explained in words everyone can easily understand and fathom. More on christian religion can be found at :  What is Dharma ... Vijay Kumar - 5th June 2010.

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