Bhagavad Gita, Sri Ramakrishna, Swami Vivekananda

Dharma: religion, justice. Bhagavad Gita



Vishnu incarnates as Krishna to restorethe Dharma in the Bhagavad Gita

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We find Dharma several times in the Bhagavad Gita, it must be understood as Bhagavad Gita or also as justice, righteousness, duty, depending on the context. Let us remember that the term “Hinduism" is Western, Hindus speak of Sanatana Dharma (the eternal religion).

Dharma, Self-Knowledge and Bhagavad Gita

That which elevates a man and helps him achieve the goal of life and attain knowledge is Dharma.

Why is the word Dharma quoted in the first verse of the Bhagavad Gita?

Adharma would be equivalent to the denial of Dharma: injustice, darkness, war, violence.

It should be noted that the term Dharma does not have a clear equivalence in English.

In the first two verses of the Bhagavad Gita del chapter IX- Yoga of Royal Knowledge we find “the essence of Dharma", the true Knowledge

Sri Krishna to Arjuna:
«The Lord said: To you, free from malice and censure, I will declare this profound secret, knowledge (Jnana) and wisdom (Vijnana), having known it, you will be free from the miseries of material existence» Bhagavad Gita IX 1 (Yoga of Royal and Discriminatory Knowledge).

In the following verses of chapter IV (Dharma), “reestablishing the path of principles" should be understood as the restoration of religion (Yoga of Knowledge and Renunciation of Action.

Bhagavad Gita IV-7-8 When evil increases, the Lord incarnates to restore the Dharma

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Comments Chapter I-1, Yoga of the Despondency of Arjuna. Gita Makaranadam, Swami Vidya Prakashananda

Chapter Gita I-1, Yoga of the Despondency of Arjuna Kurukshetra. Gita Makaranadam, Vidyaprakashananda

In chapter IX (The Yoga of Royal and Discriminatory Knowledge) Sri Krishna explains to Arjuna:

Bhagavad Gita IX-2 Knowledge: King of Sciences, Philosophy, essence of Dharma

Swami Vivekananda: if one protects the Dharma.. Bhagavad Gita

For Swami Vivekananda (disciple of Sri Ramakrishna):

Vivekananda: for the preservation of the Dharma and the destruction of the evil.. Bhagavad Gita

«Hindus believe that according to the needs of the world, for the preservation of Dharma and the destruction of evil, He reincarnates (Bhagavad Gita IV 7-8). They believe not only in one or two, but in many, who have come from time to time, according to the needs of the world, for the preservation of Dharma and the destruction of evil.»

In the comments on the Yoga of Knowledge and Renunciation of Action of the Bhagavad Gita, Swami Vidya Prakashananda offers us his vision of the Dharma:

«Dharmo rakshati rakshitah: if one protects the Dharma, the Dharma protects him.
Only Dharma brings peace and prosperity to humanity.
Dharma is the life breath of the Lord. It is the beginning of human existence. It is the sustaining power of the entire universe. Any deviation from the law will immediately bring down the mighty structure of the universe. Therefore, the Lord has to manifest himself to save the world from self-destruction by the force of evil» IV- Jnana Yoga (Path of Knowledge).

This comment was referring to the following wonderful and profound shloka from the Bhagavad Gita:

Bhagavad Gita IV-7-8 When evil increases, the Lord incarnates to restore the Dharma

Brahman is the “immutable guardian of the Eternal Dharma":

«Thou art the Supreme Imperishable worthy of being known; You are the final resting place of this universe; you are the immutable guardian of the Eternal Dharma; Thou art, I believe, the Eternal Being» Bhagavad Gita IV XI-1.8

And Sri Krishna states at the end of this chapter:

«Those who follow this essence of Dharma, as I have told you, with faith, keeping Me as their goal, those devotees are extremely beloved by Me» Bhagavad Gita IV XI-20.

Para.

«What elevates a man and helps him achieve the goal of life and attain knowledge is Dharma (righteousness); What drags him to the mundane is injustice. What helps a man achieve liberation is Dharma; what makes it irreligious is Adharma or injustice.» Swami Sivananda.

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