What is Sanathana Dharma?

Sanathana Dharma can be roughly translated as the eternal religion or the ancient law. This is based on the Vedas. It is widely known as Hinduism. What the Vedas alone declare to be the means of attaining the summum bonum or the final emancipation, is the Sanathana Dharma or Hindu Dharma. But, Sanathana Dharma represents much more than just a religion; rather, it provides an entire worldview, way of life and a coherent and rational view of reality. Sanathana Dharma stands unrivalled in the depth and grandeur of its philosophy. Its ethical teachings are lofty, unique and sublime. It is highly flexible and adaptable to every human need. Sanathana Dharma is by its very essence a term that is devoid of sectarian leanings or ideological divisions.

"Sanathana" is a Sanskrit word that denotes that which is eternal and everlasting. Dharma--a word, unfortunately, with no English equivalent--encapsulates those great laws and disciplines that uphold, sustain, and ultimately lead humanity to the sublime heights of worldly and spiritual glory.

The root of the word dharma comes from "dhri", which means to uphold or maintain. Not only what does the supporting is dharma, but that which is supported is also dharma. So dharma consists of both the force that sustains as well as what is sustained.Dharma represents all the spiritual laws that govern the universe. Dharma stands for duty / occupation, the right Way of Life, one’s essential nature, morality, truth, order, flow, wisdom, righteousness and purest insight.

Thus the term Sanathana Dharma can be roughly translated to mean "the natural, ancient and eternal way". By learning and following this way, one can live one’s life here on earth in supreme happiness and also effortlessly progress one’s way to liberation hereafter.


What is Sanathana Dharma unLimited?

Sanathana Dharma unLimited is a venture started with a single minded goal to serve our Sanathana Dharma and spread the message of our scriptures. This venture endeavours to produce and market products such as Audio CDs & Books that will promote and nurture the message of our scriptures across all strata of our society.