Experience the lucidity of this informal discourse by His Holiness Swami Vidyadhishananda that distinguishes the defining features of the inner law of being.
The discourse emphasizes the importance of dharma in the pursuit of aspirations. His Holiness introduces tenets from various Sanskrit literature to explain how the principles of dharma are useful for defining goals of life.
His Holiness categorizes the principal elements of dharma as the path of happiness and the path of peace. He presents the definition of dharma within these two paradigms. He further elucidates the relevance of dharma principles in all aspects of life. The discourse explains how the characteristics of dharma are based on the experiences of the practitioner on each path.
The qualities of a seeker on each path of dharma are discussed. Prerequisites for practicing the principles of dharma are explained through relatable scenarios. His Holiness identifies the underlying goal of each path, and establishing in that process why the path of peace can be considered a greater choice over the other.
An explanation is provided on how desire is behind every action even if the offering is meant for the highest noble cause. In this section of the discourse, a beautiful explanation is provided on how the selfless character of service (niṣkāma-karma) is also rooted in a desire, and hence the principles of dharma are applicable for all types of karma.
The discourse mentions how the Vedic way of life represents a personal expression of the inner law of being. His Holiness discusses how the tenets of dharma are intrinsically connected to our values, affecting our lifestyle and mental balance. He shares how the practice of inner law of being can resolve anxiety and other constraints, thereby enabling a seeker to discharge duties with feelings, attain peace and tranquility.
This informal talk elegantly presents intricate concepts and subtleties, further simplified with practical examples. Intent listening followed by contemplation is recommended for better understanding.
This audio was recorded live at a Home Fellowship in San Jose, California on 9th November 2018.