What is the true meaning of Dharma?
Dharma (right conduct) illumines the entire world. The word Dharma means that which “upholds”. It is Dharma which teaches the right relationship between man and man, man and society and society and society. Dharma reveals to man through his heart what is right and what is wrong, what is true and what is false. It is Dharma which promotes the welfare of society. Dharma protects its protector. The world cannot exist without Dharma.
Divine Discourse 23 Jan 1997