Here are two young couples all the way from New Jersey on a short pilgrimage. Very devout, they came for the early morning Muruga puja today and dropped by our media lab. Vikas and Aparne Chawla, and Rajendar and Najuk Pakanati.
They are devotees of Sri Sri Pandit Ravi Sankar. They have been reading our publications for years, and use them to teach children. What is Hinduism they say is a key resource for their families. They encouraged the monks to get some mobile apps out with Hindu content.
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.