Editorial -- Dharma

Dharma is a way of life, a reflection in the mirror of our existence. It is like the banks of a river, or the shore of the ocean, or the thorn on a rose. It provides a boundary, a guideline for our behaviour which if followed allows us to live at peace with ourselves and the world around us. It is the reality of our existence, a protection from the illusory world of sense gratification, confusion and sorrow.

All life holds within it a programme which determine its particular behaviour, this virtue exists in every living cell. It is this way we as human beings are connected to all other life on earth and to our Creator.

A parallel can be drawn between a human being as God¹s creation and a computer as a human beings creation. Just as a computer has built within it a system that when obeyed will allow an optimum level of performance, we too have within us behavioural guidelines that if followed will support and sustain us.

Many of the world¹s religions speak of laws which we should follow if we desire to grow spiritually, the Ten commandments, the Eightfold Noble Path, the Tao. However people are often unable to live these truths as they become crushed by fanaticism and blind faith. As Lao Tze wrote;

³The way that can be spoken of is not the constant way.² Dharma can only be lived and experienced once we connect with our essence, with the power that created us. It is the difference between looking at a painting of the countryside, and actually feeling the cool earth beneath your feet.

The Nature exists already in a perfect balance and has since the beginning of time just waiting for us to become a conscious part of Her creation. All we have to do is rediscover the knowledge of reality that is inherent in all of us.

Knowledge of Reality attempts to provide information and inspiration that will lead the seeker closer to this truth of our existence.

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