"The concept of a "power" that is held to lie behind nature and that keeps everything in balance became a natural forerunner to the idea of Dharma. The idea of rta laid the cornerstone of dharma’s implicit attribution to the “ultimate reality” of the surrounding universe”.
Dharma upholds both this-worldly and other-worldly affairs. (Mbh 12.110.11)
Any proof? No? Use the force Luke….
Most Hindus believe that the spirit or soul — the true “self” of every person, called the ātman — is eternal.
Just like christians, muslims and other myth based religions.
Theism = Belief in a god (or gods).
Atheism = Lack of belief in a god (or gods).
For example, both catholics and hindus are theists. The difference is that they believe in different gods.
The following quote is really apropos:
"I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours."