(Root meaning of dharma is “that which upholds order in the universe”, i.e. cosmic law for right behavior and social order, righteousness, ethical and religious duties)
[The holy message of Shri Acharya Charan (Guru Dev) sent to the king and emperors as a blessing, from Jyotirmath on the auspicious occasion of Shri Guru Purnima in the year 1944.]
The Hindu society and its whole life is organized on the base of dharma. And this is the reason that in spite of getting attacked by own community and several other different communities from last thousands of years, because of getting secured by the arrangement of the four varnas (castes) and four ashramas (stages of life), the demolition of Hindu culture could not happen.
In ancient times a group of sannyasins and pundits were guiding on the basis of dharma the life of both the king and his subjects by their good advice and by their ideal of dharmic conduct. And the king’s community was always busy to protect dharma by inspiring dharmic conduct by rewards and on the other hand was trying to stop non dharmic conduct by criticizing it. Therefore the society was steadily advancing along the path of nihshreyas (release from rebirth) by dharmic conduct like ishtopasana (carrying out spiritual practices for the adorable deity) and moreover abhyuday (material prosperity and individual and social welfare) and progress in the after-world were created.
But since when swadharma (own dharma) and ishtopasana according to the rules became disregarded, since then corruption in conduct, blind egoism, lethargy, impiety and discontent have grasped and encompassed Hindu society. The main purpose of human life –