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Updated: Jun 2, 2022

Following the Buddhist path to Enlightenment, one of Buddha’s teachings is practicing “Dharma”. “Dharma” means “protection”. By practicing “Dharma”, we protect ourselves from suffering and problems.

Although there is no direct, one word translation for Dharma in the English language, the best translation is “righteousness, merit, or religious and moral duties governing an individual's conduct.”

In Buddhism, Dharma means “cosmic law and order as expressed by the teachings of The Buddha.

Practicing Dharma or “the Dharma” simply means following the teachings and fundamental principles of the Buddha. Some regard this as “the ultimate truth, ultimate reality of the way things are, or the Wheel of Becoming.”

Dharma is one of the Three Jewels of Buddhism on which practitioners of Buddhism rely for their lasting happiness.

“People suffer because they are caught in their views. As soon as we release those views, we are free and we don’t suffer anymore.”-- Thich Nhat Hanh

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