Gaurang and Darshana Nanavaty met with Bodhinatha today. They discussed collaborating on educational programs for youth and the Nanavaty’s described the Hindu community in Texas which has grown to the point where many temples are needed not to accomodate the community’s needs.
Dharma is religious patterns which when followed promote the wellbeing of the individual, the family and society. Patterns so that the soul matures and gets closer to God, closer to realizing the Divinity within. Dharma is: "The orderly fulfillment of an inherent nature or destiny," working on instinctive, intellectual and intuitive natures. Destiny is fixed: Realization. Personal dharma, "your own perfect pattern in life", is different for the sannyasin and the householder.