Dharma

The Vedas say 'Dharmam Chara' – we should 'live' Dharma. Not just talk about it. If we practice Dharma in its letter and spirit and have unshakeable conviction in Dharma, conviction begets conviction and we can 'protect' dharma by following it. Everyone can talk and propagate their conviction, we are doing ours. We propagate and live the Bhagavata Dharma which is the most practical Dharma for today's age - comprising of singing and listening to Lord's Names and glories.

To put it simply, Hindus should take to Bhagavata Dharma (perform Nama Kirtan) and make others do the same, instead of talking about something that will not suit this time at all.

Based on the different time periods Dharma was different. In Kritha Yuga, Dhyana was the Dharma. In Tretha Yuga, Yagna was the Dharma. In Dwapara Yuga, Pooja was the Dharma. In Kali Yuga, Nama Kirtan is the Dharma. Catch hold of the Divine Names of the Lord and chant them incessantly. That alone is enough.

The following tenets are prescribed for the study of the Vedas:

Coming from a family with Vedic traditions

Learning the Vedas from a proper Guru

Learning it in early ages of life

Adhering to the Gurukulam way of life while studying the Vedas

Practicing it daily

Not thinking of Vedas as a means for profession, but rather worshipping it as verily God.

However in the Kali Yuga that we live in, many of the above points are not possible. That is exactly what you are experiencing too. Nothing can be done about it. The current age is the culprit. That is the reason Nama Kirtan is being given so much of prominence and importance.

The reward for following Dharma strictly is that you will attain clarity of mind and thought and inner excellence. This inner excellence will favour your ambitions and aspirations.

Though the court may grant divorce to a couple, according to Sanatana Dharma, once tied in wedlock, they are couple for life. Hence he is still a grihasta.