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What is the meaning of Dharma in Hinduism??

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Asked by sudhakar kuruvada, 15 Apr '13 04:49 pm
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Dharma is the mode of conduct for an individual that is most conducive to spiritual advancement. There are several categories of dharma, including Sanatana Dharma or Eternal Law, which encompasses the inherent laws of nature and the Divine, and smanya dharma and vishesha dharma. Samanya dharma includes general laws that govern all forms and functions, including ones duty to strive towards and achieve contentment; forgiveness; self-restraint; non-stealing; purity; control of senses; discrimination between right and wrong; spiritual knowledge; truthfulness; and absence of anger. Vishesha dharma, or special duties, expound upon social law or the laws defining an individuals responsibilities within the nation, society, community and family; law according to life stage or the laws governing age-appropriate duties related to the natural process of maturing from childhood to old age; and personal law or the individualized application of dharma according to an individuals sum of past karma, in ...more
Answered by LIPSIKA, 15 Apr '13 04:52 pm

 
  
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Dharma has the Sanskrit root dhri, which means "that without which nothing can stand" or "that which maintains the stability and harmony of the universe." That Dharma changes with time. What was considered Dharma about 2000 years ago is not considered dharma now. Raja Harischandra's auction of his wife is not considered as dharma today or sharing of Panjali by Pandavas. Only certain Dharmas with stood the test of time and continue to be dharmas such as "love every one like yourself", "respect the parents" " do not hate" etc etc. So there is no specif meaning in Hinduism for Dharma and Dharma is defined differently in various way in various times depending upon the acceptance by the people.
Answered by Josna, 15 Apr '13 05:21 pm

 
  
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Dharma has the Sanskrit root dhri, which means "that without which nothing can stand" or "that which maintains the stability and harmony of the universe."Dharma is the mode of conduct for an individual that is most conducive to spiritual advancement.
Answered by Quest, 16 Apr '13 09:55 am

 
  
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Moral law
Answered by rajan, 16 Apr '13 08:47 am

 
  
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Dharma refers to the religious ethics as propounded by Hindu gurus in ancient Indian scriptures. Tulsidas, author of Ramcharitmanas, has defined the root of dharma as compassion. This principle was taken up by Lord Buddha in his immortal book of great wisdom, Dhammapada. The Atharva Veda describes dharma symbolically: Prithivim dharmana dhritam, that is, "this world is upheld by dharma". In the epic poem Mahabharata, the Pandavas represent dharma in life and the Kauravas represent adharma.
Good Dharma = Good Karma
Hinduism accepts the concept of reincarnation, and what determines the state of an individual in the next existence is karma which refers to the actions undertaken by the body and the mind. In order to achieve good karma it is important to live life according to dharma, what is right. This involves doing what is right for the individual, the family, the class or caste and also for the universe itself. Dharma is like a cosmic norm and if one goes against the norm it can resu ...more
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Answered by anil garg, 15 Apr '13 10:41 pm

 
  
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Re-births and classification of people into four caste from births based on previous life karma
if you are shudra means , you were not upto mark in last birth and so on
Answered by truth exposed, 15 Apr '13 04:58 pm

 
  
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Dharma is the mode of conduct for an individual that is most conducive to spiritual advancement. There are several categories of dharma, including Sanatana Dharma or Eternal Law, which encompasses the inherent laws of nature and the Divine, and smanya dharma and vishesha dharma. Samanya dharma includes general laws that govern all forms and functions, including ones duty to strive towards and achieve contentment; forgiveness; self-restraint; non-stealing; purity; control of senses; discrimination between right and wrong; spiritual knowledge; truthfulness; and absence of anger. Vishesha dharma, or special duties, expound upon social law or the laws defining an individuals responsibilities within the nation, society, community and family; law according to life stage or the laws governing age-appropriate duties related to the natural process of maturing from childhood to old age; and personal law or the individualized application of dharma according to an individuals sum of past karma, in ...more
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Moral law
Answered by ala, 15 Apr '13 04:52 pm

 
  
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Its the way of living with morals :D
Answered by conviction, 15 Apr '13 04:50 pm

 
  
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