Whenever there is a decline in Dharma, O descendant of Bharata, and predominance of adharma, at that time I descend.

yada yada hi dharmasya
glanir bhavati bharata
abhyutthanam adharmasya
tadatmanam srjamy aham

– Bhagavad Gita 4.7

This is most definitely the most popular verse in the Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna says that he arrives for the righteous ones. The importance and significance of Dharma here should not be underestimated. I think that we often neglect thinking about Dharma getting caught up in our busy schedules. Lord Krishna arriving as an Avatar on Earth for the purpose of Dharma, is inspiration enough for us to do what little we can to defend it. The Mahabharata states that Compassion and non-violence are the flags of Dharma, and our end objective should be to work towards these.

May Dharma prevail for all living beings, may the flags of Dharma, Non-violence and Compassion fly brightly for all to see.

Hanuman Dass's blogs directly here. He is founder of Godharmic.com as is the co-author of The Power of Dharma and The Eternal Path

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