Comparative Study

| Published: July 30, 2018

Exploring Swadharma: An Overview

Kritika Rastogi

Assistant Professor, Amity Institute of Behaviour and Allied Sciences, Amity University, Lucknow, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.023/20180603

DOI: 10.25215/0603.023


Persistent inquisitiveness of human mind has created many wonders of world but has often failed to find the basic answers of one`s own existence and one’s purpose of life which further led to the quest for every mind which tried to delve in finding these basic answers. Many Indian scriptures have very beautifully tried to give in-depth knowledge about one’s real purpose of life and its existence. The concept of Swadharma as defined and explained in Shrimad Bhagwat Gita is the apt way to answer this quest. Swadharma means practicing own dharma which includes individual`s unique duties, responsibilities and righteousness. It is unique because everyone is born with own innate traits, nature and capacities which is known as swabhav. Uniqueness of swabhav depicts that each one of us is born with a purpose which can be attained through our own journey. Journey of each individual is one of its own kinds and no other person can play our pre-assigned role in this universe. This paper attempts to comprehend the concept of Swadharma in an uncomplicated way, which is there in Bhagwat Gita and its relationship with other importance aspects of human existence. Swadharma is the term which elucidates the relationship of individual`s individualism and his choice of action towards the healthy mind and society.

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Published in   Volume 06, Issue 3, July-September, 2018