---------------om bRHmHye nmh:......................
We are presently living in kli-yug.
In kli-yug DHARm operates at only its 25 percent
strength. In the first of the 4-yug cylce krut
or sty yug, DHARm operates at its 100
The percentage of DHARm's
strength in any yug means the extent to which living
beings and especially mankind live life based on the tenets of
DHARm. DHARm is a shkti (power) of
creator bRHmH embedded in buDHDHi-ttv which
is created out of mht-ttv as the first creation of
pRkruti and forms the substrate of all creations.
DHARM-shkti becomes the operating system of the entire creation
just like Microsoft's Windows is the operating system for computers.
DHARm provides laws, rules and regulations for all the
creations to co-exist harmoniously and without hurting each other in
words, deed and actions.
DHARm-shkti is the
foundation on which depends the sustenance of all creations in this
bRHmaaND (world). As the practice of DHARm
decreases sustenance of the creation becomes riskier and harder and
self-destruction, hurt and pain looms at every step in life.
Each yug has been
allocated a basic activity of DHARm by which mankind can
avoid self-destruction and also obtain puANy (merit) of
kARm performed in sNsaar. SNsaar is the
birth-death cycles of an aatmaa (soul)
taking new bodies in each sNsaar to have the
kARm-fl (fruits of kARm) which are maturing in
one's kaaARmik bank as dividends which has to be received
by oneself. One cannot postpone the receipt of dividends of matured
kARm-fl. The puANy or good dividends of
kARm-fl are similar to winning a million dollar lottery from a
one dollar lottery ticket on a fine morning and paapi
(sinful) dividends cause pain and suffering.
As per skND puraan slok
4.1.32:123-124: DHARm of kli-yug is
described as follows with explanatory texts added from other veD
sources without corrupting the statement of the original sNskrut
neither performance of yog (meditation) or tpsy
(penance) or DHARmik viDHio (rites) such as vRt or
yGN (various oblations offered to any Devo or
Devio through Hom performance) or jp
(meditation with repetitive chanting of a mNTR or name of
a Dev or a Devi) or puujaa
offered to any Devtaao bears any fruit as puANy
But a person giving Daan
(charitable gifting to deserving persons in accordance with
stipulations of veD and shaasTR) from one's
wealth obtained by legitimate means attains success from the
puANy resulting from Daan.
In kli-yug, only
Daan is conducive to attaining moKSH which is
freedom for an aatmaa (soul) to exist in
sNsaar or in this bRHmaaND in any desired embodied form without going
through the cycles of sukh (joy) and dukh
To have an in-depth understanding and enjoyment of the
aaDHyaatmaa of the above slok, through this PVAF web site please:
refresh you knowledge about Daan posted
in archive in TODAY'S veD LESSON;
look up DHARm and other sNskrut
words in SANSKRIT GLOSSARY and
look up yog in the archive of TODAY'S PRAYER.
.....om shaanti shaanti
(This continuing presentation is prepared by
dajibhaai mistry who acknowledges his eternal RUAN (debt) to guru bRHmaa-Dev,
vyaas-muni, naarD-muni and saarsvat-muni for their transmission of
original veD GNaan in sNskrut version of
sknd puraaAN. The above
presentation is based on sNskrut to English translation of
puraaAN by shree Dr. G. V. Tagare, G. P. Bhatt as published by
Publishers to whom shree champaklaal and PVAF acknowledges a debt with
offering of pRANaam for facilitating the re-learning of
this forgotten vidyaa. The above presentation contains additional
veD text to the original puraaAN text for ease of understanding and learning
without corrupting the original text and its original GNaan.
Explanatory text from other veD sources is also added in brackets to
further facilitate the understanding and learning where it is deemed