adharma


adharma
\\|əˈdərmə\ noun (-s)
Usage: sometimes capitalized
Etymology: Sanskrit, from a- a- (II) + dharma virtue — more at dharma
1. Hinduism : individual disharmony with the nature of things : nonconformity to one's worldly situation — opposed to dharma
2. Jainism : the uncreated and eternal substance that enables souls and matter to be inactive : the ontological principle of rest

adharma is compared to earth, on which creatures lie and stand — Heinrich Zimmer

— compare dharma

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adharma /ə-därˈmä or ə-dûrˈmə/
noun
Unrighteousness, opp to dharma
ORIGIN: Sans

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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