He who protects/live aligned to the Dharma is protected by Dharma - Buddha
One who lives aligned to the natural creational laws are protected by the natural laws. The Dharma or teachings of any religion that has teachings that are in alignment to the natural laws or explain how the natural laws work are there to support us.
When we learn and live by these Dharma or teachings then we align ourselves to the creation and its natural laws. These are the laws of one. Creational laws that are there for all beings and all thing. Things work in alignment to these laws in natural creation, the laws explain how the mechanics of creation work. We simply have forgotten what these laws are and live in disharmony of them. When we live in disharmony we cause harm to the creation as well as to ourselves.
The saying says that the ones who protects or in alignment to the Dharma are protected by the Dharma. It does not say it is done by any god, deity or entity. It says the Dharma is protecting those who are in align to it. Worshipping any entity or god is not mentioned in here. How can Dharma protect anyone, it simply is a teaching, a bunch of information explaining how to live? If we try to understand this, in this case Dharma is the explanation of how the laws, the mechanics of the creation works. When we live by them they assist us to be in alignment to the creation and its creational force. It gets us out of the way of living against the creational force and also assist us to be in alignment so the force can take care of us. So the result is the creation/creator can protects its children/creation.
The purpose of the creational force is to support the creation in whatever the way it works and protects the creation and its children. That means protects us, support us, provide for us, basically take care of us. When we live align to the force we allow it to do what it meant to do. But when we are against it, then it cannot take care of us. This is when we feel like we are being abandoned, nothing's working for us and all the support seems to be going the other way. When this happens we have to look and see how we are not living by the Dharma and make and attempt to live by them. When we are against this force, the nature, then what we create is artificial, and that takes lot of effort as we are doing something against the force, against the natural flaw. Then we feel that we have to work hard to make things happen. This is the way of the mind and its false self ego. We must learn to see ego's ways and what natural ways are so we can work with natural force, making things easy for us.
It's just like a leaf, it doesn't try to go against the wind, it simply allows the wind to take it where it suppose to go. There seems to be surrender and trust. No big effort is needed by the leaf to travel, it simply allow, by aligning to the laws, meaning be a part of the creation. If the leaf is communicating with the force then it must be asking the force to take it somewhere that is supporting whatever the purpose it suppose to be. From what we can see, there is effortlessness and a purpose to everything; that means this creational force is highly conscious and aware of everything that the creation needs. So being in alignment to it, and allow is what is being ask of us, if we want to live peacefully in this creation.
Many religious teachings were from masters who understood these laws. They leaned and lived by these laws so the creation expressed itself through them effortlessly. With this understanding, they explain what they know to others so they too can live by these laws. Some say they perform miracles, the creation is a miracle itself. If the creation is expressing itself through these masters then they too were used to perform miracles.
These masters gave example in the forms or parables or stories to make the person understand what they meant. Some understood and others did not. These teachings are something that the person must live by and become part of them, then only they can really 'know' what these teachings meant. Over time, some of the disciples wrote these teachings down in whatever the way they understood. Some of the teachings are accurate, some are not and the others are somewhat not sure what that meant to a normal person, or misunderstood by many; till they live by these teachings and really understood what the real or the hidden meaning behind them.
Over the last thousands of years some of these teachings were lost, re-written or misunderstood. Others were distorted by ego driven people who were hungry for power and control. What we have right now is a mix of everything, so our job is to figure it out and live by them, so we too can be protected by Dharma.
ධර්ම ධානය ලොව උතුම්ම ධානයයි