(36) Svadharma

Svadharma concept quite distinct

From dharma or religion extant

 

Svadharma way of life for individual

Towards liberation from life physical

 

Religion is collective principle

Code for coexistence peaceful

 

Every individual life predesigned

With distinct karmic role coded

 

Role enacted by genes underlying

In the drama of creation fascinating

 

Svadharma is individual way of living

Per one’s aptitude, situation, liking

 

Doing what is warranted at the moment

God conscious, without selfish interest

 

Follow svadharma, even if difficult

Or is likely to entail certain death

 

Paradharma avoidable, even if easier

For that, shun duality of pain, pleasure

 

Accept fruit of svadharma, sweet or bitter

Incur no sin, even by killing people score

 

Don’t compare your life with another

Don’t put in a round hole, a peg square

 

Do what fits your capabilities, limitations

Not solely out of desires’ compulsions

 

Desires bind to repeat life after life unending

Horse chasing sheaf of grass, never reaching

 

Everyone’s role fits the big plan of Creator

Abandon svadharma and mess up big picture

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