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Dharma-shastra is the "science of dharma" and is a set of texts which teach the eternal immutable dharma found in the Vedas.
As the basis for the legal system dharma is a system of natural laws with specific rules derived from an ideal, moral, and eternal order of the universe.
It is in the form of the dharma revealed by Brahma to Manu, the first man, and passed on through Bhrigu, one of the ten great sages.
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  Dharma - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It [dharma] is, so to speak, the essential nature of a being, comprising the sum of its particular qualities or characteristics, and determining, by virtue of the tendencies or dispositions it implies, the manner in which this being will conduct itself, either in a general way or in relation to each particular circumstance.
Dharma may be used to refer to rules of the operation of the mind or universe in a metaphysical system, or to rules of comportment in an ethical system.
Dharma is also used to refer to the teachings of the Buddha, not in the context of the words of one man, even an enlightened man, but as a reflection of natural law which was re-discovered by this man and shared with the world.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dharma   (2999 words)

 Dharma & Greg on WCHS-TV8
Since childhood, Dharma was taught to shun convention, trust her wildest instincts and truly find the joy in each day of her life.
Dharma's counter-culture parents, Abby (Mimi Kennedy) and Larry (Alan Rachins), struggle to keep their daughter from being swallowed into the "dark side," as they see Greg's country-club family.
And so continues the celebration and challenge of the lives and marriage of Dharma and Greg, two romance-fated opposites completely committed to each other despite the insanity of their respective dysfunctional families and craziness of the world around them.
www.wchstv.com /abc/dharmagreg   (440 words)

 What is Dharma?
Thus Krishna, as the essence of purity, was the master of yogic spirituality, the essence of dharma.
Whereas Henry V, by immediately taking to his Dharma as a fair king, won not only a miraculous, victory (the Battle of Agincourt in which the English were outnumbered 25 to 1) over the arrogant French (human ego) but also the fair French princess (sublime beauty and truth).
Rather than living according to Dharma that pervades their life people are mentally enslaved to Church Doctrine and its empty promise of salvation.
www.sol.com.au /kor/4_01.htm   (2409 words)

 Dharma in Buddhism and Hinduism
It [dharma] is, so to speak, the essential nature of a being, comprising the sum of its particular qualities or characteristics, and determining, by virtue of the tendencies or dispositions it implies, the manner in which this being will conduct itself, either in a general way or in relation to each particular circumstance.
Dharma may be used to refer to "rules" of the operation of the mind or universe in a metaphysical system, or to rules of comportment in an ethical system.
The Dharma is one of the Three Jewels, and Buddhists are said to seek refuge in it as in the Buddha and the Sangha.
www.thaiexotictreasures.com /dharma_in_buddhism_and_hinduism.html   (1839 words)

 DHARMA Initiative - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The DHARMA Initiative has placed several research stations around the island, which take the form of hidden, underground facilities or bunkers.
A DHARMA Initiative symbol appears on the tail of a shark that attacks Michael and Sawyer in the episode "Adrift".
As part of the associated alternate reality game, the Lost Experience, an actor portraying Hugh McIntyre of the Hanso Foundation, appeared in a staged interview on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show, and claimed that the DHARMA Initiative was canceled in 1987.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Dharma_Initiative   (653 words)

 Global Dharma Conference: Philosophy
It is a manifestation, not a mandate of Isvara.
Dharma is an ancient Sanskrit term first found in the Rig Veda, the oldest Sanskrit text, for the underlying laws of the universe, not only of matter but of life, mind and consciousness as well.
As a citizen I have a Dharma, and, as a student, as a son, as a scientist I have a Dharma.
www.dharmaconference.org /philosophy.html   (4147 words)

The word Dharma is derived from the root DHR- to hold- and its etymological meaning is ‘that which holds’ this world, or the people of the world, or the whole creation from the microcosm to the macrocosm.
Dharma includes all external deeds, as well as thoughts and other mental practices which tend to elevate the character of a man. Dharma comes from the Divine and leads you to the Divine.
The Mahabharata enumerates as the fundamentals of Dharma:
www.hinduism.co.za /dharma.htm   (6588 words)

Dharma is a particular code of conduct, but there are no do's and don't as such because, whatever you feel is genuinely good for yourself is good for others also.
Dharma can best be understood when related to conduct, to morality and ethics, but these are only attributes, reflections, but not Dharma itself.
For example it is the Dharma of an individual who lives in a cold climate to wear warm clothing, of the hungry man to have food, of the student to study properly.
www.sanatansociety.org /yoga_and_meditation/hinduism_philosophy_dharma_ethics.htm   (940 words)

Dharma is the divine principle behind all things and all movement in the universal pattern; the universal code which gives everything its place and determines how every part of creation, from the largest planet to the smallest microbe, should function in harmony with each and every other part.
Dharma is the essence of a thing which makes it what it is. Fire burns, wind blows, water flows, birds fly, the rose unfolds the perfume of its petals, that is its nature, its essential being, its dharma – and that is the mystery of life.
Dharma, on a worldly dimension, evolved as a way of life and a code of conduct by which every human being understands his position in the whole and behaves with love, respect and a sense of responsibility towards each and every other living being.
www.yogamag.net /archives/1998/5sep98/dharma.shtml   (1993 words)

Therefore, life lived according to the law of dharma means the freer we become from false obstacles, from stress, from false hangups and mood swings, and inner conflicts.
For example, when one comes to the level of dharma, then all of his or her actions are in accordance with the dharma, the path of harmony and balance, in tune with the Divine.
And the nature or dharma of the soul is to love and be loved, to serve its most lovable object and to receive love.
www.stephen-knapp.com /sanatana_dharma.htm   (2125 words)

 Dharma Rain
While the dharma school may indeed give parents some valuable time to practice with adults, it exists for the sake of the children and youth who are considered just as much a part of the sangha as their parents.
Schedules and temple responsibilities have to be rearranged to accommodate dharma school activities.
Once a year, during dharma camp, the Zen Center is left with a skeleton crew while most of the monks and residents help staff the camp, which is held out of town.
www.dharma-rain.org /?p=ds-manual_history5-priority   (266 words)

 Dharma Punx - The Book
Dharma Punx is not just a book it is a way of being, it is how we have come to integrate our political and spiritual beliefs.
I use the term Dharma meaning the Truth with a capital T, and as my father often reminds me, "that which is true is found in all spiritual and religious traditions".
Some of the Dharma Punx are in world famous bands or are internationally known Tattoo artist's others work 9-5's, some are married and own their homes, the rest of us rent, trying to get by, all of us are friends and all of us are real people.
www.dharmapunx.com /htm/book.htm   (1343 words)

 Dharma - Its Definition and Universal Application.
Thus, Dharma means the natural state or condition of beings and things, what sustains, the law of their being, what is right for them to be, the very stuff of their being.
Keeping the foregoing discussion in mind, Dharma may be defined as the laws of nature or nature of laws which, when realised through insight, lead one gradually towards the goal of full liberation.
Although Dharma is universal and has nothing to do with sectarianism, the misconception that these are one and the same has prevailed in India for a long time.
www.vri.dhamma.org /publications/sem9505c.html   (4100 words)

Dharma is not about sitting down and finding the correct path once and for all and then live according to that idea for the rest of your life.
Dharma is about learning from the moment, to be sensitive to the effects of our actions, and to instantly correct that which turns out to be in disharmony.
Dharma is the path of harmony, and can’t be reconcilable to any form of disharmony, neither within nor without.
www.inlightimes.com /archives/1999/09/dharma.htm   (1733 words)

 DHARMA Initiative - Lostpedia
The DHARMA Initiative (Department of Heuristics And Research on Material Applications Initiative) is a mysterious research project, which had a large presence on the Island prior to the purge.
The purpose of the DHARMA Initiative on the Island is to use scientific research to manipulate the environment to change any one of the core factors of the Valenzetti Equation in order to change the course of the human race.
Mikhail Bakunin claimed that the DHARMA Initiative was destroyed in a conflict with the Others known as the the Purge.
www.lostpedia.com /wiki/Dharma   (2179 words)

 Links   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Preserves the oral tradition of contemporary dharma teaching by taping talks and instructions given by teachers at various retreat centers around the country, and supports the daily practice of students everywhere by making these tapes and other materials inexpensively available to all.
Mid America Dharma Group is a non-profit organization dedicated to making the practice of vipassana or Insight Meditation available to others in the central region of the United States.
Southern Dharma Retreat Center is a nonprofit educational facility, welcoming a variety of spiritual paths, whose purpose is to offer meditation retreats.
www.dharma.org /ims/links   (2895 words)

 AllRefer.com - dharma, Hindu Religion (Hinduism) - Encyclopedia
In Hinduism, dharma is the doctrine of the religious and moral rights and duties of each individual; it generally refers to religious duty, but may also mean social order, right conduct, or simply virtue.
Sacred law is the codification of dharma, and Hinduism itself is also called Sanatana Dharma [the eternal dharma].
In Buddhism, dharma has two distinct meanings: it refers to religious truth, namely Buddhist teaching as the highest truth; it is also used as a technical term to denote a constituent element of experience, or any existing thing or phenomenon.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/D/dharma.html   (192 words)

 Dharma Communications
Dharma Communications is the religious outreach arm of Zen Mountain Monastery, and is a not-for-profit religious corporation dedicated to providing resources on Buddhism and world religions, pertinent to the challenges and opportunities encountered by spiritual practitioners today.
As part of the "right livelihood" of Zen Mountain Monastery, Dharma Communications is staffed by monastics and resident and nonresident lay Zen students.
A special effort is made to make the teachings available to those who may not be able to attend workshops and retreats, and for whom isolated practice, away from a teacher or training center is the only path.
www.dharma.net /dc.shtml   (446 words)

 Dharma definition meaning hindu Sanatana hinduism
Dharma is that Elixir vitae of the cosmic system in absence of which life cannot sustain on its own.
Dharma is the root cause of life be it the form of an insect, plant, animal or a human being.
The presence of Dharma in the life of a Jiva (living being) is essential for maintaining an ethical approach towards life.
www.godrealized.com /dharma.html   (992 words)

 Theosophy : Dharma by Annie Besant : AnandGholap.net
Dharma may now be defined as the “inner nature of a thing at any given stage of evolution, and the law of the next stage of its unfolding” - the nature at the point it has reached in unfolding, and then the law which brings about its next stage of unfolding.
My Dharma is the stage of evolution which my nature has reached in unfolding the seed of divine life which is myself, plus the law of life according to which the next stage is to be performed by me. It belongs to this separated self.
That is why Dharma is spoken of as law, and sometimes as duty; for both these ideas grow out of the root-thought that it is the inner nature at a given stage of evolution and the law of the next stage of its development.
www.anandgholap.net /Dharma-AB.htm   (16720 words)

 Dharma Yoga Center - NYC - yoga, meditation, pranayama   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Dharma, a legendary and humble Yoga teacher, has spent most of his life in service to humanity, disseminating the ancient knowledge of how to achieve radiant health and spiritual development.
Dharma started teaching in 1967 after 11 years as a full time yogi and "Bramacharia" (a celibate religious student who lives with his teacher and devotes himself to the practice of spiritual disciplines).
Dharma has initiated tens of thousands of people to practice Yoga as well as teach, and is hearlded as "the Teacher's Teacher" and "the Rock of Yoga.", for his consistency in services rendered day in and out in Yoga since 1967
www.dharmayogacenter.com /dm.htm   (1882 words)

 The Dharma - The Teachings
Dharma is a Sanskrit word with many meanings, but in this case, we will mainly use it in the meaning of the "Buddha-dharma" or the teachings of the Buddha.
Their texts classify experience in terms of impermanent groupings of factors referred to as Dharma (Pali: Dhamma), which in aggregations are the focus of the doctrine (Dharma) taught by Buddha.
As the smoke rises, visualise that it pervades all of space, carrying the Dharma to all sentient beings, purifying their minds, alleviating their suffering, and bringing them all to happiness, up to and including enlightenment.
buddhism.kalachakranet.org /dharma.html   (2468 words)

 "Dharma & Greg" (1997)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Dharma: Well, I could try to pay the phone bill with love, but I think it's a felony.
Whatever Dharma and Greg is saying about free spirited living isn't really the issue.
The relationship between Dharma and Greg is admirable, an example of a strong, love-filled and happy marital life, which is what we need more of.
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