A: X is adharmic behaviour
B: How so?
A: Because it not dharmic
B: Why is it not dharmic?
A: Because it does not follow the principles of Dharma
B: So how do I know that I am following dharma?
A: If you know, then you don't know, else if you know, then maybe you know.
Does that make it clear?
B: No, but I get it that it is not an easy concept to explain
A: You don't get it...it cannot be explained
B: So how did you know that X was adharmic behaviour if you cannot explain it?
A: Because that is how dharma is. Deal with it.
B: Okay, I am going to the movies followed by a beer in that case, and maybe hook up with an EJ or two.
Seriously, people, think a little before proclaiming that there is no value in stating the hindu POV in fighting islamic extremism...how do you know the borders have been breached if you do not know where the borders are?
Good post that sums up the needless complexity introduced into what is dharma in practice every day.
Let me post a little interjection to sum up a few things.
Dharma is nothing if it is not a code of expected human behavior to preserve society. The only point to be remembered is that dharma is THE code for a society that accepts the concept that "The truth is that which is eternal"
You accept that, and mould your behavior to build a society that can live comfortably with eternal truths of the universe.
That is the sum and substance of Hindu dharma
The specific problem we have here is "How to preserve and maintain society in the presence of an adharmic assault such as islam"
Looked at in this way the solutions are fairly clear, but lead us no further down the path of clarification that we have done so far:
1) Eliminate all Islamic belief as adharmic, or check out individual beliefs that correspond to dharmic principles and reject the rest.
2) Convince people that dharma alone is what will endure and hold society together for the future
3) An Islamic God as a personal belief is quite OK as long as dharmic society is not destabilised using Islamic belief.
The conflict between sanatana dharma and islam occurs in the way each seeks to mould society.
Islam says that Everything that needs to be said about society and its rules have already been written in the Quran and the life of the Prophet.
Sanatana dharma declares nothing as absolute except that which is eternal. That which is eternal is THE God. Sanatana dharma seeks to inculcate behavior that preserves all society and nature, and not just some people subject to their allegiance to one God such as Allah.