Dharmic vs Abrahamic Religions

Dharmic vs Abrahamic Religions


Namaste! Before we can explore the Dharmic
religions, it’s important to know what makes them unique from other world religions. The world’s religions can be divided into
two groups: Eastern and Western. The Eastern religions include the religions of India and
Eastern Asia. And the Western religions, also known as the Abrahamic religions, include
Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. India has given birth to four of the world’s
major religions, which are Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism. These four religions
share much in common, and are collectively called the Dharmic religions. The word Dharma is very complex and there
really isn’t an easy translation into English. But broadly speaking, Dharma refers to the
path of righteous living. Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, and Sikhs focus
on Dharma and have a similar worldview and understanding of how the universe works. That’s
why they are called the Dharmic religions. Because of this common connection, many concepts
are similar in the four religions, but with slight variation and different interpretation. Both the Dharmic and Abrahamic religions emphasize
good human virtues and urge its followers the nature of the universe and our role in
it are different. So let’s look at some key differences. Bear in mind that these are broad differences, because even within the Abrahamic and Dharmic religions there are still a lot of variation. {I basically read off the tables here on} So now that you have a context for the Dharmic
religions, in future videos we can go over specific concepts. Thanks for watching, have
a blessed day, and Namaste.

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  1. Abrahamic= narrow minded, anti intellectual, deluded, disconnected, un natural, anti-nature, dogmatic, repressed, fearful.

    Dharmic= open minded, intellectual, realization, connection, natural, pro-nature, mindfulness, dissolution of boundaries, learning to let go of fear.

  2. In my study the best way of translating dharma is nature, Sanatana Dharma = eternal nature and Buddha Dhamma = awakened nature …. Our truest nature being divine; I use eternal instead of ancient for Sanatana, and nature instead of path or religion for Dharma, because I believe dharma as a concept speaks directly to the nature of being, so for example the dharma of a tree or nature of tree is to be what it is, the dharma of a knife is to be what it is; the dharma of a person is to be who they are and on the path they find themselves on. Namaste!

  3. Vedic Dharma is also agnostic in nature. God was never a goal in our culture. It was just the bhakti movement, sufism and Islamic invasion that resulted this God thing in our culture. O

  4. Do u know tht spirit and athma aren't​ the same? Athma exist in all living organisms like plants and animals but spirit is confined ony for humans. There is so word in english which has the same meaning for athma.

  5. but isn't Karma created by peoples? because its not in Ved's right? also according to population and the sinners Karma can be wrong right?

  6. I think it's worth noting that according to Buddhism, there are indeed gods. But these devas are also trapped in samsara, therefore they are beings that suffer passions (anger, envy, attachment, as also positive ones) they are non-enlightened beings

  7. Could you do a little more research on Judaism, for the Abrahamic stuff you said it mostly only applies to Christianity and Islam.

  8. very good explanation. it's just two things like buddhists & jains do have concept of supreme being but it should not be called god which is a word defined from abrahamic perspective. universal consciousness aka brahman is the ultimate reality in them same as in sanatan dharma n sikh dharma.

  9. it makes sense now why hindus consider cow as their mother because humans evolved from animals. i would reject a religion that is based on a theory and follow the one based on hypothesis..

  10. GOD Is abrahamanic concept not hindhu concept hindus have reality concept( SATYA) One reality which appears multiple MAYA
    and this creates confusion and ignorance cause of conflict –with the help of enlightened being (GURU) this confusion can be removed (Moksha) can be attained you can live conflict free life there is no comparison between abrahamanic religions and hindhuism hindhuism has DHARMA and ADHARMA concept and jeeva concept (BEING) either you follow dharma or adharma both are hindhus Hinduism is science of life expounded by RHISHIS ( UNBIASED SEEKERS OF TRUTH)

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  13. agreed,just want to add that sikhism is not a dharmic religion now. sikhs of today claims that its totally different than hinduism and they oppose hindu/dharmic elements present in sikhism such as lohri,rakhri,holi and symbols like sindoor etc. effectively making sikhism a non dharmic religion.

  14. An excellent video!! So clear and concise. Love the graphics that show the polar opposites between the Abrahamic and Dharmic religions. Love your channel! Subscribed.

  15. Great video man, i'm an Australian and haven't learned much about Dharmic religions, they seem much more enlightened and advanced compared to abrahamic religion.. it would be a nicer world without Abrahamic cults, thats for sure

  16. "Hindustan" is derived from the Old Persian word Hindu, which in turn is derived from Sindhu, the Sanskrit name for the Indus River. Old Persian referred to the people living beyond the Indus as Hindus. So the name of the religion was named Hinduism, but surely Hinduism is not the name of this religion. It is called the "Sanatan Dharma".
    The term Sanatan means eternal and Dharma means duty. Which means the eternal duty of god. The duty of god is not just shared by sanatanis but by all beings in creation, including gods and the rest of the humanity. It is also used to describe moral duty. Example: The duty of fire is to burn and provide heat, the duty of water is to flow in the absense of restriction. The essential purpose of dharma is to protect the order and regularity of the world. Every living being, and for that matter, every object in the diversity of God's creation, has a role and a specific duty in God's manifested universe, without which creation will be incomplete. Thus, Sanatana Dharma, which we popularly understand as Hinduism, is God's eternal duty shared by all from the highest to the lowest, here and hereafter. In truth, Hinduism is not just about those who practice it. Everyone who participates in creation and who shares a part of God's eternal and continuous duties and owes his or her life and allegiance to Him is a Hindu.

    If you are living selflessly and performing your actions selflessly, you are a Hindu. If you are helping others, you are a Hindu. If you are living for God, in the service of God and offering your actions, you are Hindu. If you participate in any manner in God's eternal sacrifice called creation, you are a Hindu.
    This is the secret not many people know. It is why we do not actively go out seeking followers and conversions. We believe that knowingly or unknowingly, willingly or unwillingly, everyone is part of God eternal Duties and therefore do not require to be converted.
    Our religious scriptures are not meant to convert people but to remind them of the need to live dutifully and responsibly and avoid karma that arises from selfish actions.
    There is a popular saying in Sanskrit, 'dharmo rakshita rakshatah,' which means if you protect your religion or dharma, your dharma will protect you. Actually, there is no equivalent to the word dharma either in English or in any other language. In our tradition, the word has many meanings and many connotations. But at the most basic level, dharma means your natural activity or propensity.
    Hence in ancient India, spiritual teachings that were aimed to regulate and define ideal human life, conduct, and obligatory duties were equated with dharma. Following the same tradition, the Jains called their faith Jain Dharma and the Buddhists also called the teachings of the Buddha as Dharma or crudely, Dhamma.
    We do not have to argue which Dharma is the best. Every dharma has its own value, just as every duty. All duties flow from God and all dharmas also flow from Him only. Each caters to certain needs and fulfills certain aims. Every living being who lives upon earth is an embodiment of God's eternal duty. The sanatan dharma is the path that existed from time memorial.

    the god sent Islam which is said to be the last greatest religion, which is also the refined version of all other abrahmic religions and has sent many other religions in the past, this contradicts with the "all knowing" capability of god. If Allah is all knowing, why does he need to refine old religions, each time sending a new prophet which results in bloodshed. As he is sending new refined versions of his sent religion, one after another, this means he is not all knowing. His knowledge is incomplete.

    On the other hand in Sanatan dharma,
    if the worlds becomes too chaotic or disturbingly disorderly, on account of their activities, He incarnates upon earth and sets things right. But doesn't need to change the dharma given to every bieng in the creation. The dharma remains the same.

    Well as I have said all the biengs in the god's creation follows the dharma, implies that all the biengs are infact Sanatanis or hindus. It doesn't matter if you are a muslim or christian or buddhist or jew, you are a sanatani hindu. Every bieng is born a sanatani, which is why we don't boast about converting people.

    Hope I made it clear.
    Jai Shree Ram
    Jai hind
    Vande mataram

  17. Hinduism is not a religion.. Sanatan Dharma popularly knows as Sanatan Dharma is a Dharma.. Whereas religions like Sikhism,Islam,Christianity are Panths… so dont mix religion/Panths with Dharma..

  18. Hate to be pedantic but western religions aren't only Abrahamic. Some people still follow the ancient native European religions which are polytheistic.

  19. Abrahamic religions pretty much became an excuse for wars without Casus belli
    …i mean wth is crusade, holy wars…dont think such should be related to religion…and obvioulsy they feel like written by humans who lived at that time…

  20. East or West man on earth are human. Human to earth as children. People on earth are devotees. Children are heirs not devotees. So you need to go as a child to be a heir. No one can escape truth.

  21. Christianity,Islam and judiaism faiths were born in middle east..Then these faiths(Abrahamic)faiths spread to other parts of world.

  22. Dear Aumkar,I don't agree with you when you say that Abrahamic religions as being Western.I'll like to ask you a question,if everybody in the West is adopting Dharmic religions would that make the West into East? I think not,in the same way Abrahamic religions are not Western,Islam originated in Arabia and Judaism and Christianity in Israel.Arabia and Israel are not in the West but they are in Asia.Take care Mr.Aumkar.

  23. I'm a Christian and this video really change my concept towards Dharmic religion
    I believe in existence of a creator and karma for our afterlife but not in reincarnation

  24. There is no comparison. Abrahamic religions have been a curse upon humanity, and billions have suffered and died due to the hateful proselytising of those religions done by their adherents. .. Does the proselytising of religion exist amongst the adherents of Dharmic religions?

  25. In islam there are three lives one before birth as pure soul then as human with a body of flesh then again as a soul for eternity.

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