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Dharma (/ˈdɑːrmə/; Sanskrit: धर्म dharma, Aboot this soond listen ; Pali: धम्म dhamma) is a key concept wi multiple meanins in the Indian releegions Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism an Jainism.[1]

In Hinduism, dharma signifies behaviors that are considered tae be in accord wi rta, the order that makes life an universe possible,[2] an includes duties, richts, laws, conduct, virtues an ‘‘richt way o living’’.[3] In Buddhism dharma means "cosmic law an order",[2] but is an aa applied tae the teachins o the Buddha.[2] In Buddhist filosofie, dhamma/dharma is an aa the term for "phenomena".[4] In Jainism dharma refers tae the teachins o the Jinas[2] an the body o doctrine pertainin tae the purification an moral transformation o human beins. For Sikhs, the wird dharm means the "path o richteousness".

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  1. Encyclopedia Britannica, Dharma
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 The Oxford Dictionary of World Religions, Dharma
  3. see:
    • Dharma, The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th Ed. (2013), Columbia University Press, Gale, ISBN 978-0787650155;
    • Steven Rosen (2006), Essential Hinduism, Praeger, ISBN 0-275-99006-0, Chapter 3
  4. David Kalupahana. The Philosophy of the Middle Way. SUNY Press, 1986, pages 15–16