Why we need to peep beyond and behind words and go beyond religious references?
Can we avoid using mental phoropter to get a clearer view?
The speech that you have referred seems to be great from how you have portrayed.
When broaching on certain subjects it is preferable to start with the conclusion.
For example the words love, belief, faith, hope, grace, happiness and so on mean various things depending on how an individual feels and relates with those terms.
The uniqueness of these words is that they break all barriers of literal, figurative meanings, connotation, denotation etc and are not amenable to any categorization.
The best part is these terms cannot be generalized either.
But the beauty is these words refer to a reality that exists awaiting to be grasped and adopted.
When it comes to certain words it is not so much about the mere articulation of ideas that they refer to normally but the necessity to imbibe and impregnate our life with what they really mean.
The reason being some words are immensely impregnated with heartfelt meaning and a personally related realization which may manifest in multiple ways and therefore the manifestations may differ drastically too.
I have found out when someone utters these Sanskrit words 'Dharma' or ' Karma' immediately people start looking for mental phoropter to get a clearer view by trying multiple filters, lenses, adjustments like some of the following:-it must be something tough for me to understand, it refers probably to some very abstract concept or too complicated a philosophy or it pertains perhaps to something with regard to Hindu religion and so on.
Finally, they flip through them with a mere cursory attention and move on to something that they can relate to more easily or comfortable with.
Therefore, it becomes imperative that these concepts are conveyed in the idiom that most youngsters would understand so that they may attempt to assimilate them as part of their life style and impregnate their attitudes, perspectives, thoughts and ideas with them.
In fact the whole of Bhagawad Gita, one of the reasons why it became more popular among the 28 Gitas, is that all its 700 stanzas are sand- witched between two words the starting word 'Dharma' and the last word ‘Mama’.
It must be actually read as ‘Mama Dharma’= my dharma- does not mean either Krishna’s or Arjuna’s Dharma, rather when everyone reads it becomes ‘his Dhrama’ and all these 700 verses [ subjected to all sorts of excellent, enlightening as well as, often used as tool to justifying traditional practices, explanations by many] primarily are about attitudes to be adopted, actions to be executed and reactions to show at different situations taking into consideration the overall welfare of all [humanism].
This manual is more about balancing the intellect and emotions and most importantly through both emotions and intellect, or to be precise in short it talks about the dynamics of synthesis of human nature and nature of Truth [define as you may- it is the inevitable and intellectual perception and sometimes all logic eluding factor], it offers an excellent mix of rational philosophy with empirical necessity.
Life is all about movements, actions and reactions which broadly could be defined as i.e. Karma but then the Laws [Dharma] of motions [Karma] of life are very important and therefore prioritized.
When the real values are impregnated in to our system they show up