Wednesday, February 5, 2014

The [universal] Law of the Dharma or Purpose in Life

Everyone has a purpose in life ... a unique gift
or special talent to give to others.
And when we blend this unique talent with service
to others, we experience the ecstasy and exultation
of our own spirit, which is the ultimate goal of all goals.
When you work you are a flute through whose
heart the whispering of the hours turns to music.
And what is it to work with love. It is to weave the
cloth with threads drawn from your heart, even as if
your beloved were to wear that cloth. . . .
~— Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

The [universal] Law of Dharma | Purpose in Life

Dharma is a Sanskrit word
that means “purpose in life.” The Law of Dharma says that we have taken manifes
tation in physical form to fulfill a purpose. The field of pure potentiality is divinity in
its essence, and the divine takes human form to fulfill a purpose.

According to this law, you have a unique talent and a unique way of expressing it. There is
something that you can do better than anyone else in the whole world — and for every unique
talent and unique expression of that talent, there are also unique needs. When these needs are
matched with the creative expression of your talent, that is the spark that creates affluence.
Expressing your talents to fulfill needs creates unlimited wealth and abundance.

If you could start children right from the beginning with this thought, you’d see the effect it
has on their lives. In fact, I did this with my own children. Again and again, I told them there was
a reason why they were here, and they had to find out what that reason was for themselves.
From the age of four years, they heard this. I also taught them to meditate when they were
about the same age, and I told them, “I never, ever want you to worry about making a living.
If you’re unable to make a living when you grow up, I’ll provide for you, so don’t worry about that.
I don’t want you to focus on doing well in school. I don’t want you to focus on getting the best
grades or going to the best colleges. What I really want you to focus on is asking yourself how
you can serve humanity, and asking yourself what your unique talents are.
Because you have a unique talent that no one else has,
and you have a special way of expressing that talent, and no one else has it.”
They ended up going to the best schools, getting the best grades, and even in college,
they are unique in that they are financially self-sufficient, because they are focused on
what they are here to give. This then, is the Law of Dharma.

There are three components to the Law of Dharma. The first component says that each of
us is here to discover our true Self, to find out on our own that our true Self is spiritual, that
essentially we are spiritual beings that have taken manifestation in physical form. We’re not
human beings that have occasional spiritual experiences — it’s the other way around: we’re
spiritual beings that have occasional human experiences.
Each of us is here to discover our higher self or our spiritual self. That’s the first fulfillment
of the Law of Dharma. We must find out for ourself that inside us is a god or goddess in embryo
that wants to be born so that we can express our divinity.
The second component of the Law of Dharma is to express our unique talents.
The Law of Dharma says that every human being has a unique talent.
You have a talent that is unique in its expression,
so unique that there’s no one else alive on this planet that has that talent, or that
expression of that talent. This means that there’s one thing you can do, and one way of doing
it, that is better than anyone else on this entire planet. When you’re doing that one thing, you
lose track of time. When you’re expressing that one unique talent that you possess — or more
than one unique talent in many cases — the expression of that talent takes you into timeless

The third component of the Law of Dharma is service to humanity — to serve your fellow
human beings and to ask yourself the questions, “How can I help? How can I help all those that
I come into contact with?” When you combine the ability to express your unique talent with
service to humanity, then you make full use of the Law of Dharma.
 And coupled with the experience of your own spirituality, the field of pure potentiality,
 there is no way you will not have access to unlimited abundance, because
that is the real way abundance is achieved.
This is not a temporary abundance; it’s permanent, because of your unique talent, your
way of expressing it, and your service and dedication to your fellow human beings, which you
discover through asking the question, “How can I help?” instead of “What’s in it for me?”

The question, “What’s in it for me?” is the internal dialogue of the ego.
Asking “How can I help?” is the internal dialogue of the spirit. The spirit is that domain of your awareness where
you experience your universality. In just shifting your internal dialogue from “What’s in it for
me?” to “How can I help?” you automatically go beyond the ego into the domain of your spirit.
While meditation is the most useful way of entering the domain of spirit, simply shifting your
internal dialogue to “How can I help?” will also access the spirit, that domain of your awareness

where you experience your universality.

[Go on to Part 2]

[source:7 spiritual Laws of Success]