In the past few days, "Satyamev Jayate" has become one of the most searched, tweeted, shared, liked and talked about terms in India. But the reason for this is not a sudden outbreak of spiritual contemplation.
A focus on the book and God makes a religion conclusive, exclusionary and separative. In these three ways, the Indic notion of dharma is very different from the notion of religion.
Despite the horrific killing of Guru Arjan, when Sikhs take to the streets today, they will serve with prayer and humility, practicing the Guru's teaching: "There is no enemy, and none is a stranger."
The ancient Vedic texts encourage us to live by dharmic principles and furthermore struggle through despairing contradictions to seek deeper answers on responsibility, integrity and duty.