Krishna and Arjuna in the Bhagavad Gita
The word Sanatana means eternal, everlasting, primordial; Dharma (from the Sanskrit root dhr. to provide support, to sustain) means law, duty, righteousness, virtue or code of conduct.
Dharma is what sustains the universe. Being aware of Dharma in our lives and living in accordance with it, leads to the most elevated state: Moksha (liberation).
The real name of Hinduism is Sanatana Dharma, the “eternal order”, the “everlasting law”, the “primordial path”.
Hinduism or Sanatana Dharma is the oldest spiritual tradition still widely practiced. To present day, it has preserved its essence, welcoming the authentic aspiration of human beings to recognize their own transcendent Reality.
Hinduism recognizes the sacredness of any form, name, action and being, as well as of the universe, Earth, nature, animals, trees, rivers, mountains and of our own essence. It acknowledges that the Cosmos is the reflection of Absolute Reality.