Sanatana Dharma, a Sanskrit term meaning "eternal" or "perennial" religion, refers to the spiritual traditions of the Indian subcontinent, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism. As the oldest religion in the world, it spans a history of thousands of years, characterized by believing in karma, reincarnation, and the pursuit of liberation (moksha) from the cycle of birth and death.
It is based on the idea that all life is sacred and interconnected, and that the ultimate goal of human existence is to achieve spiritual liberation (moksha) and union with the divine. Sanatana Dharma encourages individuals to live in harmony with themselves, others, and the natural world, and to cultivate qualities such as compassion, wisdom, and selflessness. It provides a framework for ethical and moral behavior, and emphasizes the importance of personal responsibility and self-realization.
To attain this liberation, Sanatana Dharma emphasizes the importance of spiritual practices such as yoga, meditation, and devotion. It is a complex and diverse system of beliefs and practices that has evolved over time, incorporating various philosophical, spiritual, and cultural traditions.
Sanatana Dharma is a way of life that has withstood the test of time and continues to offer guidance, wisdom, inspiration, and a sense of purpose to those who seek to understand their place in the world and to live a meaningful and fulfilling life.