By A. V. Srinivasan
Dharma is an old Hindu inspiration which serves as a origin from which the Hindu price procedure has developed. The booklet offers a standpoint for either Hindus and others to improve a think for this such a lot refined, but a unconditionally ingrained function that outline Hindu existence each day.
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XI. Conclusion One needs to keep in view all these aspects about dharma, not only to guide one’s own life, but in the course of raising children. Bringing up a child means inculcating in the child a variety of guidelines through which he or she will develop a sense to distinguish a dharmic act from its opposite. Beyond that, an individual may be able to define the boundaries of dharma through interactions, discussions, reading of the scriptures, the great epics, legends, mythologies, history, drama and a wide variety of stories heard throughout the formative years.
Not all adharmic acts are violent. Their consequences can nevertheless be equally damning. S. is still fresh in our memory where unchecked greed played such havoc that all principles of sound economics and basic ideas of business ethics were thrown to the winds. Some financial institutions collapsed, thousands lost their homes that serve as the foundation stone of the so-called American Dream. No blood was spilled but the hopes and aspirations of many families were broken. The recovery from that disaster is nowhere near completion.
But it degenerated in popular usage as the caste system. Color? colored people? simply because there are no clear and distinct color differences among Hindu castes! Therefore it must mean a system of categorizing functions and thus Hindus refer to this verse to indicate a divinely-mandated social order. This passage is the often quoted source for the concept of varnashrama dharma. The participants in this social structure are distinguished by their individual qualities, as well as the functions they take on.
Dharma: Hindu Approach to a Purposeful Life by A. V. Srinivasan