This article shares the Dharmic principles which have been eclipsed to a large extent. It is a loss of faith in the transcendence, in God as an objective reality. No social-cultural environment in the pre-Modern times had turned its back on Transcendence in the systematic way that characterized Modernity. The loss of religious certainties and of transcendence with its larger horizons. The nature of the loss is strange but ultimately quite logical. With the inauguration of the scientific worldview, human beings started considering themselves the bearers of the highest meaning in the world and the measure of everything. The article shares wisdom traditions or world religions like Hinduism, Buddhism, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
“Devatā. The word devatā means born of light in the Sanskrit language. It denotes a being made of light. This gives us to understand that the ancient Hindus regarded the devatās as created like all other creation and did not think of them as eternal beings. It meant for them, probably, the same that we denote by the word angel because angels, though having a luminous nature, are nevertheless created beings. Therefore, according to my lights, it would not be correct to accuse Hinduism guilty of polytheism.” (Iqbal)