Commitment of Dharmica


Registered on the calendar date of
Twenty-Third day of October, in the year of Two Thousand and Sixteen

ॐ श्री गणेशाय नम – ॐ नमो भगवते वासुदेवाय – ॐ नमः शिवाय
ओम् तत् सत् – सत्यमेव जयते

Introduction

Satyameva Jayate – this means ‘Truth Alone Triumphs”. It is with this very aspiration, we at Dharmica House believe we are ready to establish Dharmica across out network. It is after 10 years of building our spiritual resources and knowledge / Jñāna (or gyan), having numerous life-altering experiences, and acquiring some significant ‘vivek and vidya’ – we feel that we must further solidify and confirm our commitment to our great Sanātana Dharma, for the future and the life cycles to come – for ourselves and forthcoming generations. We feel it is our Karma (duty) to do so and to do this now. We therefore are requesting the Executives of Dharmica House to make the Commitment of Dharmica.

What is Dharmica?

‘Dharmica’, pronounced ‘dhar-mik-aa’ and not to be confused with the word ‘Dharmic’, pronounced ‘dhar-mik-a’, is a word which originates from the word ‘Dharma’ and its adjective, ‘Dharmic’. As far as it is known, the word ‘Dharmica’ is yet to be officially defined, but the first iteration to define it has been made below:

Dharmica – A material and metaphysical commitment from an individual or a group of individual’s of establishing an existence of a Dharmic framework centric to their household, their daily routine life and surrounding community, consisting of obligations and conduct with respect to the Laws of Dharma, Karma, social custom, and civil duties whilst bounded to sacred, governing principles which conform to the laws which maintain the order of all existence, the universe and the essential function based on the Brahman nature of all things as expounded by the bodies and teachings of Bhagavad Dharma – as guided by the Srimad Bhagavad Gita, Bhagvata, the Vedas, the Upanishads, all Puranas, all Shastras, all Yog Sutras and the Yajnavalkya (A Treatise on Dharma), in the pursuit of the ultimate reality of Moksha to form pure union with Divinity which is the only supreme truth, pure consciousness and happiness, or what is the enlightened and supramental state of Satcitānanda (being-consciousness-bliss).

Dharmica is a profound concept without a precise definition. It is NOT a religious doctrine, an ideology, a directive or mandate. Dharmica is an open, diverse and flexible development framework which evolves frequently to guide us, our children and their future generations to follow and carry over a spiritual identity and its beliefs from one generation to the next. The definition of Dharmica is therefore not important – as is the actual physical act of making the commitment to (and maintaining) Dharmica. It is not the objective of this post to describe or discuss the topic of what is Dharma. Dharmica does, however, consist of some set-defined guidelines. What is of main significance is the ‘need’ to apply Dharmic principles and learning in routine and domestic life, and to make Dharma at the core of our very being and existence.

Who does Dharmica affect?

The persons who are affected by this announcement, and who will be taking this Commitment of Dharmica are the Executives of Dharmica House. The Executive is free to exercise and extend the commitment to their family and close relatives, although are obliged to do so. Non-Executive persons such as those who support Dharmica House are not required to take the Commitment of Dharmica.

What is the ‘Commitment of Dharmica’?

There is no strict definition of what the commitment is but one should be in the best state of Dharmic spiritual fitness as possible prior to making the commitment. Before establishing Dharmica in our lives, we fully expect to be practicing and observing the following Cardinal Virtues of Dharmica:

  1. We adhere to the four branches of yog as expounded by the Srimad Bhagavad Gita:
    1. Bhakti Yog: The yog of devotion
    2. Dhyāna Yog: The yog of meditation
    3. Jnāna Yog: The yog of knowledge and intellectual endeavor
    4. Karma Yog: The yog of work in the world
  2. We perform the specific goal of life (Purushartha) and progress our lives in the four Ashramas (stages) of: Brahmacharya (student), Grihastha (householder), Vanaprastha (retired) and Sannyasa (renunciation)
  3. We perform the repayments of our debts as per the five Rins of Bhuta, Deva, Guru/Rishi, Nri, and Pitri
  4. We perform nine obligations and duties as follows:
    • Be compassionate and ensure purity of conduct with positive and loving disposition
    • Suppress anger and wrath with patience and faith by placing complete trust in Divinity to enforce truth and justice
    • Perform truthfulness in speech and thought
    • Seek and implement justice in our actions, deeds and words
    • Exercise forgiveness and tolerance
    • Practice sincerity towards chastity and fidelity
    • Practice Ahimsa at all times* to avoid negative confrontations, quarrel and violence
    • Live a life of simplicity within the means, and avoid over indulgence and egotistical behaviour
    • Perform maintenance of dependents at the best of abilities
  5.  We enquire and expand our Dharmic knowledge by studying and immersing ourselves in Dharmic scriptures, arts, rituals, festivals, and studies

*Unless preordained by a Dharmic authority to bear arms in the capacity of a Kshatriya in defence for justice, righteousness, security, and well-being of the community in the form of Dharma Yuddha

Why is this announcement important?

This announcement is an important milestone for those lives making the Commitment of Dharmica. Dharmica will change the characteristics of the people making the commitment and significantly impact their lives now and in the future. It is after many discussions and the guidance from numerous elders and knowledgeable sources that this announcement has been made. For some, it is even a great cause of celebration!

We are fully aware that Dharmica will impact not just your Dharmic direction and focus, but it will also affect our relationships with family, friends and others.

How Dharmica impacts your life and others?

Firstly, it is important to note that Dharmica is not a renunciation of routine life. Nobody is expected to abandon family and routine life matters. However, Dharmica will bring enforcement for us to increasingly lead our lives with accordance to actual Dharmic values. It is a journey which is already in progress for many of the Executives. Dharmica only highlights this already transient journey. It is about making sure our journey is constant. Dharma spiritual awareness often leads to the reduction of life stresses, negative energies, gives clearer and positive thinking, greater mental strength of thoughts and ideas, further increasing focus of Dharmic self-development, day-to-day creativity, and the gradual introduction of Sattva tendencies in lives such as non-meat eating, healthier diets and finding more time in our lives to connect with holistic inner peace and with each other and our communities.

In Dharmica, our duty is not to make concern of worldly matters as real issues but rather to refer them to our inner consciousness – which will always take righteous action accordingly. After your Commitment to Dharmica, the tendency is to draw less judgement upon negative energies and adverse threats. However, through Dharmica one is of course fully expected to fulfil their duties of all protect and defence measures in the Dharmakshetra Kurukshetra of life, if that is what is expected of your Dharma.

What is the future goal of Dharmica?

Whatever the future holds remains in the future. As worldly matters evolve around us, we its inhabitants must evolve accordingly . We can learn from the past, have hope for the future but what matters only is the present – the here and now. Dharmica may impact the future, but it is really about the present only. In a world growing with so much suffering, greed for money and power, social injustice, inhumane brutality, destruction of worldly resources, and self-serving dark forces – it is every parent’s desire to ensure the survival and safety of their children in this world. Most parents will take action and make sacrifices to protect their children – but only a few will raise their children to protect the world from negative energies and defend righteousness.

Dharmica is a commitment to ensure future generations can access a secure, quality framework of Dharmic teachings, values and creativity which will enable and fully equip us to traverse, survive and then transcend this world for current and forthcoming generations. Just like Dharmic books, scriptures, bhajans, yoga, gurus, gyanis, and many fountains of vidya and knowledge can ignite spiritual growth and provide nourishment for one to ascend to self-realisation and therefore have the virtues of someone who can defend righteousness – Dharmica is not doing anything different.

Dharmica is guidance for life

The purpose of Dharma is not only to attain a pure union of the Atman (soul) with the supreme reality which is the Absolute Truth – it also suggests a code of conduct which is intended to secure both worldly joys and supreme happiness. For example, Dharma endorses the idea that it is one’s Dharma to marry, raise a family and provide for that family in whatever way is necessary. The practice of Dharma gives an experience of peace, joy, strength and tranquillity within one’s self and makes life disciplined. We believe Dharma is the very foundation of life. Dharmica is a commitment to Dharma which is the moral law combined with spiritual discipline that guides one’s life to Satcitānanda (being-consciousness-bliss).

सनातन धर्म की जय हो

The Om Rudram Trishula Seal of the Dharmica RastrapatiWith seal of approval of the Dharmica Rastrapati (2016)