The Dharma refers to the Buddha’s Teaching. It comes along with the Three Treasures: The Buddha, The Dharma, and the Sangha; the Sangha being the students and followers of the Buddha-Dharma.
There are many kinds of dharma’s (worldly truths) in the world. These are given by wise people and sages, and by those who engage in relative wisdom’s that apply to some people and not to others, and so they are limited as to their perspectives and opinions. But the Buddha-Dharma is universal in that it is applying to all people, without any exception.
The Buddha’s Journey of Awakening
Roger Adams 8/7/2017
After taking six steps (or stages), the Buddha bathed in a nearby river, and sat under the Bodhi tree and meditated deeply. This was to be his seventh and last step. Gazing up into the heavens he saw a morning star brightly shining and identified with it, and according to his biographers came up with his birth shout of total independence.
Below the heavens
and above the earth,
alone, I am noble.
THE SHINING LIGHT DHARMA
R. Adams 1/24/2018
The Buddha’s Teaching:
Make unto yourself your own light.
Depend on no one else for your brightness.
Seek no external entity, but follow the Dharma
and listen to it carefully – then you shall be free.
- Buddha Shakyamuni