[Advaita-l] Svadharma and Paradharma

Girish Ramadurgam rsgirish at aol.com
Wed Feb 9 17:45:54 CST 2005

NOTE; I am a novice and want to learn and hence my questions might sound 
trivial to many learned people.
I do not intend to agitate any of you, but hope that this forum can help 
me. I need to get my basics right..

In Bhagavad Gita Lord talks about Svadharma and Paradharma. Can anyone 
explain what they really mean.
What does Svadharma/Paradharma depend on?
What defines an individual Svadharma/Paradharma?

What I am trying to establish is - What can the difference in two people 
of the same age be to defined Dharma. Should someone's social status, 
situation etc. defined Dharma.

Thank you very much for your time.


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