In my opinion Dharma means code of ethical conduct, moral rights and duties, each individual follow in practical life.
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Karma and Dharma. Karma is often used interchangeably with Dharma, but there is a difference between the two. Karma results from our past and present actions and those we will perform, while Dharma is righteousness, a moral code of living. Dharma can also mean religion or belief system.
On this page you'll find 3 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to dharma, such as: conduct, enlightenment, and teachings.
The four puruṣārthas are Dharma (righteousness, moral values), Artha (prosperity, economic values), Kama (pleasure, love, psychological values) and Moksha (liberation, spiritual values, self-actualization).
The idea of one “living one's dharma” has historically meant that a person lives in a way that is in accordance with the laws of nature and destiny. In India in years past, this was sometimes interpreted to mean living according to your caste or gender or some other constricting or arbitrary factor
While we can, according to the author, be divided into five Dharma types: educators, warriors, merchants, laborers, and outsiders, we are all constrained to live in an age most congenial to merchants.
the word dharma means the “path of righteousness.” “right way of living” leading to Universal harmony
Dharma protects those who protect dharma. The true place of dharma is the heart and what emanates from the heart as a pure idea when translated into action is dharma. Each one has to do the duty that has come upon him, with responsibility, to the best of his ability.
Right livelihood. Meditation (Sanskrit and Pāli: samādhi)
Right concentration. Insight, wisdom (Sanskrit: prajñā, Pāli: paññā)
In the Śrimad Bhāgavatam, dharma is described as a 'bull' who stands on four 'legs'—austerity, cleanliness, truthfulness, and kindness. These principles, also called 'the four pillars of dharma', are common to all aspects of human life, including that which is not directly associated with a 'religion'
Four Dharma Seals
All compounded things are impermanent.
Emotions are prone to suffering.
All phenomena are without inherent existence.
Nirvana is beyond extremes.
The yoga tradition offers a paradigm for such deep self-examination: the purusharthas, or four aims of life. They are dharma (duty, ethics), artha (prosperity, wealth), kama (pleasure, sensual gratification), and moksha (the pursuit of liberation).
No use of intoxicants.
It destroys the principle of austerity because the reason people take to drugs is that they want to avoid their suffering in the material world- they do not want to face that austerity.
The Wheel of the Law (dharmachakra) is the single most important symbol of Buddhism, denoting the Buddha's First Sermon in the forest at Sarnath, where he set Buddhist Law (dharma) in motion
Dharma is God's divine law prevailing on every level of existence, from the sustaining cosmic order to religious and moral laws which bind us in harmony with that order. Related to the soul, dharma is the mode of conduct most conducive to spiritual advancement, the right and righteous path.
Tap into your uniqueness and the expression of your Dharma by following the following six steps.
Make Regular Contact with Your Higher Self. ...
Invoke Archetypal Energies. ...
Identify Your Passions. ...
Determine Your Unique Skills and Talents. ...
Serve Others, Serve the World. ...
Celebrate Your Distinctiveness.
These qualities give an object its purpose, which can be described as that object's dharma. The nature of fire, for example, is to burn, as well as give off heat and light. Hence, the dharma of fire is to provide heat, light, and the ability to burn.