I'm watching lectures of prof. Jay L. Garfield named "Meaning of Life: Perspectives from the World’s Great Intellectual Traditions". The first three lectures are discussing Bhagavad Gita.
Two ideas (among others) I've learnt from those lectures are:
- Each life is significant ("each life has its place")
- Everyone has their duty (svadharma)
It remains unclear to me how they treat people who do not act according to their svadharma.
Does Bhagavad Gita teach us to assume that everyone else respects their duty and acts properly?
Without that assumption there seems to be a contradiction, because someone can act against the cosmic order and still be a part of that order.