Today, on the day of divine Shri Krishna janma celebrations, Pujya Bhaishri highlights what Dharma means and how Shrimad Bhagavat guides us on every aspect of life, be it spiritual or related to the material world.
Freedom from attachment comes from passion. This is why Shukdevji, who was detached from everything, was born from Vyasji. Shukdevji then narrated the Katha to King Pariksheet out of compassion.
The journey from passion to love is Bhagavat. Shrimad Bhagavat does not only talk on liberation, but also guides on matters related to Dharma, Kāma (sensual desires) and wealth. Bhagavat advises us on our welfare both in material life and the ethereal world.
What is Dharma?
Shrimad Bhagavat provides a universal definition of Dharma:
Sā vai puṅsāṁparodharmaḥa hatobhaktirdhokṣaje,
Ahetukyāpratihatā yayātmā samprasīdatī.
Dharma is that which leads to selfless devotion in God; it is that which has the sentiment of not causing sorrow to anyone so that one is always joyful.
Every breath of life is a sacrifice in the yagya of seva (service). Living for others is true living. Otherwise, everyone lives for oneself.