Sanatana


Sanatana

Sanatana (Hindi: सनातन) was one of the Four Kumaras or Catursana, the manasputras (born from the mind) of Brahma from the Puranic texts of Hinduism, like the Bhagavata Purana [ [http://vedabase.net/sb/3/15/12/en1 Bhag-P 3.15.12] "Lord Brahma said: My four sons Sanaka, Sanatana, Sanandana and Sanatkumara, who were born from my mind" - like the Bhagavata Purana] others being Sanaka, Sanandana and Sanatkumara.

anatana in 'Sanatana Dharma' (Hinduism)

Sanatana is a Sanskrit term with the semantic field of: "eternal". It is often used conjointly in the phrase "Sanatana Dharma" (सनातन धर्म), that may be rendered as the 'Eternal Dharma' in the expansive context of Indian religions. In a significantly contracted denotation, it is employed as a synonym for what has become known by attribution as Hinduism.

Dharma, a misnomer

Dharma is widely known as an equivalent of religion but is not. Actually the contemporary popular vocabulary of English fails to represent Dharma. Dharma is not a practice but a definition of mind for all duties bound by a set of neethi/ wisdom. Hence "Sanathana Dharma" appears to be evolving with different challenges faced in different Yugas (or the vast division of timeline) and confining them into it's (in/eternal)definiton.

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