Dharma has no single-word translation in Western languages. Dharma has been defined as righteousness, moral conduct, Spiritual law or Natual law and can also be thought of as the responsibilities associated with living a good life.

Parents’ dharma is to raise and support their families. A teacher’s dharma is to teach, and the dharma of the police is to protect others.

Each person has a slightly different Dharma that is outlined by their Varna that is a result of their tendencies (gunas), their stage of life (ashram), and their personal calling in life (svadharma).

 

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