Ethics
(11,494 words)

In Hinduism, discussions of ethics – that is, reasoning about morality and thus about what one ought to do and why – generally fall within the much broader category of dharma , a word whose root (dhṛ-) means to hold or uphold. Dhar…

Cite this page
Nancy M. Martin, “Ethics”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 16 August 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-5019_beh_COM_9000000158>
First published online: 2012



▲   Back to top   ▲