What is the difference between danam and dharma I cannot find out the difference in any of the scriptures as Karna is called the dana warrior and Yudhishthira is called of dharma Can anyone help me....?

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  • See hindupedia.com/en/Dharma#Defining_Dharma and Manusmriti 6.92. Daana (charity) is just a small subset of Dharma. Dharma encapsulates a lot of things. – sv. Dec 12 '16 at 4:15
  • I think Karna is called "Daan Shoora" ie.who is brave in charity. Yudhishthira is called "Dharma Raja or Raj" ie. a king who is righteous. Dharma is just a short form of "Dharma Raja – SwiftPushkar Dec 12 '16 at 5:41
  • Dana=Charity where as Dharma=Righteousness..Dana can be considered as just one of the many pillars of Dharma – Rickross Dec 12 '16 at 6:32
  • @Rickross I have seen in a Dasavatharam movie that "Charity performed for friuts is called DANA" and " Charity performed not for any friuts is called DHARMA" this was a speech between King Bali and Lord VAMANA as his sacrifice for achieving indralokaha. "is this correct or not ". If wrong please explain the correct one. – Sakthi Dec 16 '16 at 2:13
  • @sakthiYes the shastras say that Dana made out of desire of fruits bear less or no fruits..whereas nishakama dana brings longlasting bliss.. – Rickross Dec 16 '16 at 6:06

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