(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 07 October 2017, Canberra, Australia, Srimad Bhagavatam 4.27.25)
I was reading a book about human rights where it said that in Vedic culture, there is no such thing as looking at the human’s right but instead, they look at the human’s duty. This is very interesting because the Western approach to life is about, “My rights! I have the right to be who I am. I have the right to live my own way!” But in Vedic culture, it is not like that. In Vedic culture, it is about dharma (religious principles) and in every situation, one is supposed to ask, “What is my duty? What is our prescribed duty?” Gradually, one has to learn to mould his life according to prescribed duty. Duty prescribed by the Supreme Personality of Godhead and that is an important principle of the mode of goodness.