DHARMA, a Sanskrit word, has two principal meanings. The dharma of an individual is his essential nature, the intrinsic law of his 'being' and development. It also signifies the law of righteousness and piety. The implications of this double meaning are significant. Man's duty, how he ought to live, what he ought to believe, and what he ought to do about his beliefs are, among others, conditioned by his essential nature, his constitution and temperament.
The principles of dharma including ethics enunciated in the book, except those specifically attributed to other sages, philosophers and thinkers, are the essence of the teachings of Sri Sathya Sai spread over the last six decades. The teachings of the sages and philosophers in all ages and all parts of the world are essentially the essence of Sanatana-dharma - the philosophy of eternity, the religion of humanity - mainly spiritual in content and character. The principles of dharma including ethics enunciated by Sri Sathya Sai look no different from the content of dharma and ethics enunciated by the sages and the divinely inspired philosophers of the past, in the east as well as the west. Title: Dharma Author: K.R. Paramahamsa Publishing House: TotalRecall Publishing Publication Date: 7/1/2010 ISBN: 97815964397758872