Can a person play two roles at the same time, in a given situation? :
You cannot play two roles at the same time.
You can play only one role at a time.
You can play the other role the next moment.
At each moment, however, you can play only one role.
Therefore, you should use your judgment.
Are you saying that dharma is relative and not absolute? :
Following dharma always requires us to take into account the particular conditions of time, place and situation.
Therefore, there cannot be an absolute rule.
Satyam or truthfulness is an absolute dharma.
But what truthfulness is, will be determined by the situation.
Non-violence is a universal value.
But what non-violence is, in a given situation, will have to be determined by the situation.
Was Robin Hood practicing kauśalam in his actions? Is robbing the rich to help the poor kausalam? :
Dharma is kauśalam.
Following what is right and fair is kauśalam.
It is possible that some peculiar condition can justify some things.
But you cannot generalize from that.
We cannot say that it is the right thing to do.
Discussion on Dharma ends.
Satsang with Swami Viditatmananda Saraswati
Arsha Vidya Gurukulam