Dharma In Hindu Religion

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Dayananda Saraswati, philosopher and scholar, said, "Because a human being is endowed with empathy, he violates the natural order if he does not reach out to those who need care. Responding to this empathy, one is in harmony with the order of things, with dharma; otherwise, one is not." Dharma is the religious and moral law governing individual conduct in Hindu culture. Dharma is not something a person can just run away from. Dharma is always a factor in the duty and logic of the people. The first time we see dharma is when Arjuna is on the battlefield. Arjuna says to Krishna, “Never have I not existed, nor you, nor these kings; and never in the future shall we cease to exist.”(768). This shows the reader how Arjuna is trying to find a balance between duty and logic.…show more content…
Krishna says, "Established in this practice, act without attachment, Arjuna, unmoved by failure or success!" (735). Krishna explains to Arjuna that in dharma he cannot have any attachment to objects. He must not dwell on if he reaches success or failure. He goes on to also say, " Having left the fruit of action, the wise ones yoked to higher mind are freed from the bonds of rebirth, and go where no corruption is" (735). The ones who do not dwell or success or failure will not have to go through reincarnation multiple times. They will go to heaven where there is not corruption of man. In conclusion dharma is the governing law for Hinduism. Krishna explains dharma to Arjuna who is questioning it. Arjuna does not think one should battle for it is killing man. He goes on to talk to Krishna who tells him he should not run from his dharma. In dharma it is all about stopping reincarnation at a certain point. Bodhidharma,a monk,said, "The Dharma is the truth that all natures are pure". He is saying dharma is always true. A person needs to stay pure at all times. Dharma is a great way life to try and become one with
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