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My first encounter with Buddhist dharma would be in my early 20s. Like most young men, I was not particularly happy.
Richard Gere

Meaning of "dharma" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD DHARMA

Sanskrit: habit, usage, law, from dhārayati he holds.
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PRONUNCIATION OF DHARMA

dharma  [ˈdɑːmə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DHARMA

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Dharma is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES DHARMA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

dharma

Dharma

Dharma listen is a key concept with multiple meanings in the Indian religions Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Jainism. There is no single word translation for dharma in western languages. In Hinduism, dharma signifies behaviors that are considered to be in accord with order that makes life and universe possible, and includes duties, rights, laws, conduct, virtues and ‘‘right way of living’’. In Buddhism dharma means "cosmic law and order", but is also applied to the teachings of the Buddha. In Buddhist philosophy, dhamma/dharma is also the term for "phenomena". In Jainism dharma refers to the teachings of the Jinas and the body of doctrine pertaining to the purification and moral transformation of human beings. For Sikhs, the word dharm means the "path of righteousness". The Classical Sanskrit noun dharma is a derivation from the root dhṛ, which has a meaning of "to hold, maintain, keep". The word "dharma" was already in use in the historical Vedic religion, and its meaning and conceptual scope has evolved over several millennia. The antonym of dharma is adharma.

Definition of dharma in the English dictionary

The first definition of dharma in the dictionary is social custom regarded as a religious and moral duty. Other definition of dharma is the essential principle of the cosmos; natural law. Dharma is also conduct that conforms with this.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DHARMA


adharma
əˈdɑːmə
armor
ˈɑːmə
armour
ˈɑːmə
Bergdama
ˌbɜːɡˈdɑːmə
Bodhidharma
ˌbəʊdɪˈdɑːmə
cama
ˈkɑːmə
dhamma
ˈdɑːmə
drama
ˈdrɑːmə
farmer
ˈfɑːmə
Gama
ˈɡɑːmə
karma
ˈkɑːmə
lama
ˈlɑːmə
llama
ˈlɑːmə
mamma
ˈmɑːmə
Nama
ˈnɑːmə
Obama
əʊˈbɑːmə
palmer
ˈpɑːmə
panorama
ˌpænəˈrɑːmə
pharma
ˈfɑːmə
Rama
ˈrɑːmə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DHARMA

dhak
Dhaka
dhal
dhamma
dhansak
dharmic
dharmsala
dharmshala
dharna
Dhaulagiri
DHB
DHEA
DHEAS
dhobi
dhobi itch
dhol
dhole
dholl
dhooti
dhootie

WORDS THAT END LIKE DHARMA

Burma
derma
herma
hypoderma
kerma
korma
leucoderma
leukoderma
Norma
Parma
pro forma
pyoderma
qorma
Sanatana Dharma
scleroderma
terra firma
xeroderma

Synonyms and antonyms of dharma in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «dharma» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DHARMA

Find out the translation of dharma to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of dharma from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «dharma» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

佛法
1,325 millions of speakers

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dharma
570 millions of speakers

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dharma
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

धर्म
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

دارما
280 millions of speakers

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дхарма
278 millions of speakers

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dharma
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নিরঁজন
260 millions of speakers

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dharma
220 millions of speakers

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Dharma
190 millions of speakers

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Dharma
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ダーマ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

달마
85 millions of speakers

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Dharma
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

pháp
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தர்மம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

धर्म
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

dharma
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

dharma
65 millions of speakers

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dharma
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

дхарма
40 millions of speakers

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dharma
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

Ντάρμα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

dharma
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

dharma
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

dharma
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of dharma

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DHARMA»

The term «dharma» is very widely used and occupies the 19.498 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DHARMA» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «dharma» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «dharma» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about dharma

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5 QUOTES WITH «DHARMA»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word dharma.
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Richard Gere
My first encounter with Buddhist dharma would be in my early 20s. Like most young men, I was not particularly happy.
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Joseph Jarman
So all of the music had reference, or is inspired by something of the dharma that I've come in contact with.
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Brie Larson
I was 3 when I told my mom that I knew what my dharma was and that I wanted to be an actor.
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Mahavira
The nature of things is dharma.
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Dayananda Saraswati
Because a human being is endowed with empathy, he violates the natural order if he does not reach out to those who need care. Responding to this empathy, one is in harmony with the order of things, with dharma; otherwise, one is not.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DHARMA»

Discover the use of dharma in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to dharma and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Dharma Bums
The same expansiveness, humour and contagious zest for life that sparked the earlier novels sparks this one too, but through a more cohesive story. The books follow two young men engaged in a passionate search for dharma or truth.
Jack Kerouac, 2011
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Mastering the Core Teachings of the Buddha: An Unusually ...
It's easy to feel overawed, at first, by Ingram's assurance and ease in the higher levels of consciousness, but consistently he writes as a down-to-earth and compassionate guide--to the practitioner willing to commit themselves this is a ...
Daniel M. Ingram, 2008
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Dharma: studies in its semantic, cultural and religious history
About the Book:- This is the first scholarly book devoted to the study of the term dharma within the broad scope of Indian cultural and religious history.
Patrick Olivelle, 2009
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Dharma art
This book examines Trungpa's teachings and emphasises the importance of craft, and the development of the skills and knowle
Chögyam Trungpa, Judith L. Lief, 1996
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Bringing Home the Dharma: Awakening Right Where You Are
In this book, Kornfield shares this and other key lessons he has learned studying with some of the most revered Buddhist masters of the twentieth century.
Jack Kornfield, 2012
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Asanas: 608 Yoga Poses
Asanas collects 608 of those black-and-white photographs, each accompanied by the English name of the pose and the Sanskrit characters, brief commentary, and specific combinations for Vinyasa, Ashtanga, and Iyengar practice.
Dharma Mittra, 2012
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One Dharma: The Emerging Western Buddhism
One of America's most respected Buddhist teachers distills a lifetime of practice and teaching in this groundbreaking exploration of the new Buddhist tradition taking root on American soil.
Joseph Goldstein, 2011
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Westward Dharma: Buddhism Beyond Asia
"Like seeds on the wind, Buddhist teachings continue to reach new lands. This outstanding book brings to light, in rich detail, the current flowering of Buddhism in the West. Long a world religion, Buddhism is now a global one.
Charles S. Prebish, Martin Baumann, 2002
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Dharma: Its Early History in Law, Religion, and Narrative
Dharma proves to be a term by which to make a fresh cut through these texts, and to reconsider their own chronology, their import, and their relation to each other.
Alf Hiltebeitel, 2011
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Democracy's Dharma: Religious Renaissance and Political ...
Democracy's Dharma presents new material based on recent research while offering a fresh spin on thinking about Asian religions."--Thomas Gold, editor of Social Connections in China: Institutions, Culture, and the Changing Nature of Guanxi
Richard Madsen, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DHARMA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term dharma is used in the context of the following news items.
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Seers want stay on 'Bajrangi Bhaijan' release - Deccan Herald
Naga sadhus, according to the Hindu mythology, had come into being for protecting the “Sanatan Dharma” (Hinduism). The All India Akhara ... «Deccan Herald, Jul 15»
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Baahubali Trailer2 Movie Releasing On July 10, 2015 | Focus News
Filmmaker Karan Johar's Dharma Productions has collaborated for producing the Hindi version of the film. The film, which narrates the story of ... «Focus News, Jul 15»
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Ranbir Kapoor on FTII Controversy: What Students Are Asking For …
... and current students, who have held protest marches through the streets of Pune chanting slogans like "Yudhishtira, don't teach us dharma. «NDTV, Jul 15»
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If not Priyanka Chopra, who is trying to resurrect Parineeti Chopra's …
If you're wondering how the Dharma honcho is helping the actress then read on to find out… Karan-Johar. Parineeti has been busy shifting into ... «Bollywood Life, Jul 15»
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Parent firm of Yogi Tea plans expansion - The Register-Guard
East West Tea Co. is owned by the Sikh Dharma religious community, which is based in Espanola, N.M., and was founded by the late Yogi ... «The Register-Guard, Jul 15»
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Dharma Realm Buddhist University donates crucifix to local church
After closing its purchase of the old Trinity School on Church Street last month, the Dharma Realm Buddhist University decided it would be best ... «Ukiah Daily Journal, Jul 15»
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Dharma Acupuncture Now Offering Acupuncture Facial …
Scottsdale AZ based company, Dharma Acupuncture, has recently announced that they are offering acupuncture facial rejuvenation services in conjunction with ... «Digital Journal, Jul 15»
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A BUDDHIST WEDDING Celebrated Within the Western Tradition
The Dharma wheel turns and turns and there is neither surplus nor lack. Sweet dew permeates the universe, and the truth is ready to harvest. «Patheos, Jul 15»
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What My Pointer Dog Taught Me About Life and Happiness
She runs back inside and grabs Dharma (her favorite toy, a blue dragon) by the head, and brings her to me as a trophy of a successful potty ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
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Tamworth crash victim who had to learn to walk and talk again
Life-changing: Car crash survivor and author of fantasy novel Chops, Dharma and the Gadsby Hill of Karma, Andy Watson, is pictured with Sue ... «Tamworth Herald, Jul 15»

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