Dharma is a means of connecting with universal truth, but it does
not ask us that we take its forms literally and finally to be that
truth. For the Vedic mind the open search for truth is more
important than a preconceive notion of truth that one is supposed to
arrive at. It is not seeking to convert human beings to a label or
an identity but to help us discover the nature of both Self and
Universe, which is unbounded awareness.
Unless we return to the inner light
of Truth we cannot regain our Divine potential as a species. Unless
we open up to the true cosmic religion beyond creaturely creeds, we
must come to ignorance, illusion and sorrow. However, as one can
clearly observe by the state of humanity today, our species is
immersed in a spiritually dark age and the great majority of souls
are not highly evolved in consciousness.
The majority may continue to prefer
simplistic and superficial doctrines because these do not require
deep thought or yogic sadhana, but make us feel that we are saved
quickly, easily and often thoughtlessly, by merely believing in
something. Therefore we must
discriminate between any higher or universal truth and what may be
appealing to a present social or political consensus.