Dharma or Religious Principles: Sanatana Dharma

                                                                  Q. 1. What exactly is prescribed duty?  Is it also sanatana dharma?

                                                                  Human life is a life of responsibility, which means our activities cannot be whimsical. Vedic scriptures prescribe activities to guide how each individual should conduct their life -- these constitute prescribed duties. As the term indicates, prescribed duty is to be assigned by superior authorities, not self-created.

                                                                  Srila Prabhupada elaborates on prescribed duty in BG 2.32 purport as follows: