noun Hinduism, Buddhism.
Origin of dharma
Examples from the Web for dharma
Levine wrote about his life in his 2004 memoir, Dharma Punx, the book that started a worldwide movement sharing the same name.
There are Dharma Punx chapters all over the US, as well as abroad.
Among them are Art Kibbutz NYC and Dharma Drink, the Buddhist art Meetup group.Pawel Althamer Creates Art That’s by the People, for the People at the New Museum|Jessica Dawson|February 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She insisted they go through the long campaign together to test the impact of her dharma on their relationship.New Feminists: Young, Multicultural, Strategic, and Looking Out for Each Other|Gail Sheehy|February 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The named plaintiffs in the Texas class-action case are Sgt. Richard Corder, an Army infantry squad leader, and his wife, Dharma.
But for many centuries there is no evidence that they were in any way confounded with the Dharma.Hinduism And Buddhism, Volume II. (of 3)|Charles Eliot
Thus here, as in the Dharma Sūtra of Āpastamba, only six forms of marriage are recognised, instead of the orthodox eight.
Duty (dharma) is that good practice which is enjoined both by the Veda (ruti) and by the law (Sm.riti) founded on the Veda.
Holy Writ, which ordains the practice of Dharma, does not admit of a doubt.The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana|Vatsyayana
Nevertheless a certain prejudice has prevailed against the Atharva from the time of the Dharma Sūtras.
British Dictionary definitions for dharma
- the essential principle of the cosmos; natural law
- conduct that conforms with this
Word Origin for dharma
Word Origin and History for dharma
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.)).