Mallory Burgess - Svadharma

Svadharma is generally defined as righteousness or duty. Dharma is the principle of righteousness. It is the principle of holiness. It is also the principle of unity. Bhishma says in his instructions to Yudhishthira that whatever creates conflict is Adharma, and whatever puts an end to conflict and brings about unity and harmony is Dharma. Anything that helps to unite all and develop pure divine love and universal brotherhood, is Dharma. Anything that creates discord, split and disharmony and foments hatred, is Adharma.

Svadharma provides guidance as to what is needed, what is appropriate, and what is not, for oneself (not for others) and for all of the waking life and consciousness.


1. One must always reach out towards that Divine Darkness which is prior to all worlds and beyond all forms.

2. You must be able to insert yourself into the whole of humanity, recognizing that there is a cosmic force working in human evolution.

3. Guide others to their purpose for being.

4. Mortals and Cainites must come to their own realization of their destiny.

5. Do not allow restrictive social conventions to go unchallenged

6. Do not interfere with the svadharma of others.

7. Do not interfere with the cycle of ages.