In Hinduism, dharma signifies behaviors that are considered tae be in accord wi rta, the order that makes life an universe possible, an includes duties, richts, laws, conduct, virtues an ‘‘richt way o living’’. In Buddhism dharma means "cosmic law an order", but is an aa applied tae the teachins o the Buddha. In Buddhist filosofie, dhamma/dharma is an aa the term for "phenomena". In Jainism dharma refers tae the teachins o the Jinas 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".
- Encyclopedia Britannica, Dharma
- The Oxford Dictionary of World Religions, Dharma
- David Kalupahana. The Philosophy of the Middle Way. SUNY Press, 1986, pages 15–16