dharma धर्म

Definition: defined as ऋषिसंप्रदाय, the traditional practices laid down by the sages for posterity; cf.केवलमृषिसंप्रदायो धर्म इति कृत्वा याज्ञिक्राः शास्त्रेण अनुविदधते M. Bh. I. 1. Ahnika I; cf also धर्मशास्त्रं in एवं च कृत्वा धर्मशास्त्रं प्रवृत्तम् M. Bh. on P. I. 2.64, as also धर्मसूत्रकाराः in नैवेश्वर आज्ञापयति नापि धर्मसूत्रकाराः पठन्ति अपवादैरुत्सर्गा बाध्यन्तामिति M. Bh. on I. l.47; (2) religious merit, cf. धर्मोपदेशनमिदं शास्त्रमस्मिन्ननवयवेन शास्त्रार्थः संप्रतीयते, M. Bh. on P. VI. I. 84, cf also ज्ञाने घमै इति चेत्तथाSधर्मः M. Bh. I. 1. Ahnika l; ' 3) property possessed by a thing or a letter or a word. e. g. वर्णधर्म; cf Kas. on P. I. 2.29; cf also Kas. on P. II. 1, 55, II. 3.33, VIII. 1. 4. cf. also R. Pr. III. 8, 13 XIV. 1 etc.: (4) the characteristic of being in a substance; in the phrase अयं घटः the dharma viz.घटत्व is predicated of this (इदम्) or, in other words the designation pot (घटसंज्ञा) is the predication; the explanation in short, can be given as घटत्ववान् इदंपदार्थः or घटाभिन्नः इदंपदार्थ:


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