Sumaya: A. The following is being written as jiva. Kindly check if this theory sounds reasonable:
Acting against one’s own prakriti is like saying a person who is brahmana by prakriti is doing the job of Kshatriya doing paradharma. Doing paradharma leads to fear (Gita III.35). This fear blocks the flow of feel-good hormones, and since this fear is in unconscious it takes a while to spot it via self-enquiry.
Sundari: A sure sign that you are not following dharma is that you do not feel good – i.e. do not have peace of mind. It does not take self-inquiry to figure this out; usually the effect is immediate.
Sumaya: B. Speaking as self, there are no issues.
Sundari: Yes, indeed!
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