Dharma - The Law of Righteousness

Dharma is a concept in Sanatana Dharma that encompasses the moral, ethical, and religious principles that govern human behavior. It is often translated as “duty” or “righteousness” and is believed to be the foundation of all actions and thoughts.

The idea of dharma is rooted in the belief that every individual has a unique purpose or duty in life, and that fulfilling that duty is the path to spiritual liberation. This duty is based on one’s social status, gender, and age, and is determined by the teachings of the Vedas, the Upanishads, and other religious texts.

In addition to personal duty, dharma also refers to the moral and ethical principles that guide individuals in their relationships with others, society, and the environment. These principles include honesty, compassion, non-violence, and respect for all life.

Overall, dharma is seen as the foundation of a just and harmonious society and is a central tenet of Sanatana Dharma.