Tag Archives: Swadharma

How Can Compassion Be Illegal?

When is a law worth breaking? When it denies us our human nature. When it snatches our human dignity. Last week, the head of a nonprofit called Love Thy Neighbor was charged by Ft. Lauderdale police for breaking an ordinance. The supposed crime? Serving food to people without homes. Arnold Abbott, a 90 year-old humanitarian… read more


In the Indian spiritual tradition, dharma means the way, literally law or duty. Everything and everyone in existence has its own dharma — its essential way of being in the world — that is in harmony with the overriding dharma of nonviolence that applies to all life (ahimsa paramo dharma). Thus a person’s swadharma (swa, own,… read more