To understand a social system, it is important to have some knowledge of the structure and principles governing that system. The principles, when applied to the system, help in arriving at a better understanding of the underlying forces that operate dynamically to hold the system together. As the core values of a society change, the system must be able to adapt and reformulate its governing principles in order to compensate. When the system can no longer adapt to change and progress, it cries out for replacement. In light of the foregoing, this article further seeks to examine the universal principles of Dharma and Karma as inherent principles within our social system. The hope is to bring about a better understanding of their influences and impact on our justice system by focusing the discussion on the utilization of these concepts by Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. in their struggles for justice and equality in two distinct social realities.
Shiv N. Persaud,
Eternal Law: The Underpinnings of Dharma and Karma in the Justice System,
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