I heard something like below

Hunger, thirst, increasing, decreasing, etc., are the dharmas of the body. Sad, happy, etc., are the dharmas of manas........................

I didn't remember the whole list of all aspects and their dharmas. Where can I find them?

  • Maybe in Shrimad Bhagvatam. The closest thing I could find: (it's in hindi although) bhaskar.com/news/…
    – Second
    Commented Feb 14, 2021 at 5:43

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Some aspects are found in Shanti Parva and some in Anushasana Parva.

Link to Anushasana Parva.



Where can I find them?

The word "dharma" has many meanings. The most common meaning, and the meaning that people think of when they hear the word, is "morality". But dharma has other meanings like nature, property, quality, etc:

धर्म m. dharma attribute

धर्म m. dharma nature

धर्म m. dharma manner

From Spokensanskrit.org

"Dharma" in this context you cited just means "property". So, hunger, thirst, etc. are all properties (dharmas) of the body, whereas happiness, sadness, etc. are properties of the mind since they are emotions.

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    OP is asking about all the similar aspects like body, mind ....etc what is the other? I believe he didn't ask abt what dharma meant here?
    – Prasanna R
    Commented Feb 14, 2021 at 2:34
  • I believe you can extend annamaya Kosha manomaya kosha vignaanamaya kosha ...etc
    – Prasanna R
    Commented Feb 14, 2021 at 2:36
  • Yeah @PrasannaR
    – hanugm
    Commented Feb 14, 2021 at 3:50

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