Dharma means the principles of Motion that pervade the entire universe. Dharma and Adharma are by themselves not motion or rest but mediate motion and rest in other bodies. Without Dharma motion is not possible. The medium of motion helps matter and the sentient that are prone to motion to move, like water (helps) fish. However, it does not set in motion those that do not move.
Is there a word in English which denotes the same concept of “medium in which motion is possible” or the similar concept of “can move through”? I think I knew such a word but for the life of me I can't remember it right now. Perhaps I'm just projecting my Jain knowledge as English knowledge?
Perhaps an example would be helpful. Consider the following wrong sentence:
Light can move through water. Hence water conducts light.
Here the word “conducts” is not the right word to use. However, I hope this sentence explains the kind of word that I'm looking for.