This Dark Age

A manual for life in the modern world.

By Daniel Schwindt

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This Dark Age is now available in paperback on Amazon. The print version is MUCH cleaner than this online version, which is largely unedited and has fallen by the wayside as the project has grown. If you’ve appreciated my writing, please consider leaving a review on the relevant paperback volumes. The print edition also includes new sections (Military History, War Psychology, Dogmatic Theology).

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Attempts to translate the term ‘dharma’

Arriving at the concept of dharma, we come again to one of the many terms that defy translation for the simple reason that they find no equivalent in European languages. Various attempts are made to translate it, such as ‘virtue’ or ‘justice,’ but when this is done it is essentially the replacement of a Hindu idea with a European one, and is a disservice to both the subject and the student. It is for this reason that this and many other terms should simply not be translated, and if anyone wishes to understand them he must make the effort to introduce into his mind an entirely new conception. That said, if an English term must be had as an aid to comprehension, we would suggest ‘law’ above all others, on the condition that this be emptied of its purely social and moral connotations.

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