The 8th International Conference Buddhism & Australia
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adharma; The verbal meaning of Adharma is irreligiosity. Blind faith, that which disregards the cosmic principles leads to adharma. Adharmas are those actions which are contrary to the individuals dharma.
Glucklich states that adharma is not understood as binary opposite or in absolute ethically negative term in Indian philosophy. Rather it is a complex functional subjective term just like dharma, with shades of meaning, that depends on circumstances, purpose and context.