Religion Vs Dharma
By Premendra Agrawal
It does not mean that are not our brothers and sisters. Kaurav and Pandvas were brothers. But `Mahabharat' was fought for victory of `Dharm' on `Adharm'. Brainchildren of Marx and Lord Macalley translate `Dharm' as religjon to divide Hindu Society and
There is no equivalent word for Dharma either in English or in any other language. In this sense, Hinduism is not a religion; it's a "Dharma". Those who profess the Hindu Dharma and seek to follow it, are guided by spiritual, social and moral rules, actions, knowledge and duties which are responsible for holding the human race together.
Hindu Dharma is also known by the names "Sanatana Dharma" and "Vaidik Dharma". "Sanatana" means eternal and all pervading and "Vaidik Dharma" means the Dharma based on the Vedas. In simple terms, one can say that Dharma means code of conduct, i.e.
Acording to Sarvpalli Radha Krishnan: ""Dharma is that which binds society together. That which divides society, breaks it up into parts and makes people fight one another is Adharma (non-religion) . Dharma is nothing more than the realization of the Supreme and acting in every small act of your life with that Supreme present in your mind. If you are able to do so, you are performing Dharma. If other interests pervade you, and you try to translate your mind into other regions, even though you may think you are a believer, you will not become a true believer. The real believer in God has his heart always lifted to Dharma".
Jai Sri Krishna.