Synonyms for dharma

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Dharma should be learnt from the Shruti (Holy Writ), and from those conversant with it.

Holy Writ, which ordains the practice of Dharma, does not admit of a doubt.

As he has to bring up his children, he must know something of Dharma Sastra.

He gave thee in marriage to me, and the others to Dharma and the rest of the gods.

He who spoke of Dharma (the customs of the law) not knowing Dharma!

They were, however, entirely defeated, and Dharma fell in the battle.

It is the dharma of a true wife to obey her husband's commands.

But the tmas and rajas kinds of dharma cannot give us the essence of Krishna.

But kings who are not known to have been Buddhists also speak of Dharma.

He did not fail to honour Śiva as the patron of his kingdom but like Asoka he was an enthusiast for the Dharma.

WORD ORIGIN

1796, in secular sense, "caste custom, right behavior;" in Buddhism and Hinduism, "moral law," from Sanskrit, "law, right, justice," related to dharayati "holds," and cognate with Latin firmus, all from PIE root *dher- (2) "to hold firmly, support" (see firm (adj.)).

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