Our Vision, Tradition and Work
The Vedas have a vision or a view of life and also a way of life. The Arsha Vidya Tirtha is dedicated to the holistic development, and the spiritual well being of all peoples for making it way of life.
There is a method of teaching, a method of communication, by which the vision of the whole can be imparted to the other. We have a tradition that begins with the Lord and comes down to us through the Rishis. The tradition has always been the same. It has not undergone any change; it cannot undergo a change because it deals with the whole. This certainly does not apply to the knowledge of the parts. For example, the knowledge of physics in the Vedas is definitely wanting. But that is so because physics deals with details. Physics was not the subject of the Rishis. You can always defer about the details in the creation and that is so even now. What is considered as right at one time may not be considered so at another. And so the knowledge of the whole alone is the knowledge that can be handed down intact without the need for any amendment. Thus we have a parampara or a tradition.
Our regular activities, programs, Aim for Seva and Research, all are as transparent and open as possible. We are commitment to the public good means that we want our work to reach and be understood by as many people as possible, not just other experts and academics.
Our Inspiration: Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati JI
A teacher of teachers – Pujya Swamiji, renowned the world over,is an outstanding scholar and an known Acharya in the line of traditional Masters of Vedanta. Having studied under three eminent geniuses of Vedanta, i.e. Swami Chinmayananda, Swami Pranavananda of Gudiwada and Swami Tarananda Giri, he has trained very many great Acharyas in the last 35 years of teaching at the three Gurukulams set up by him at Rishikesh, Coimbatore & Pennsylvania (U.S.A) , & is relly a ‘ teacher of teachers’.
Reverentially called ‘ Pujya Swamiji’ he is a gifted speaker, whose sweep and depth of knowledge is delightifully awesome! Pujya Swamiji’s deep wisdom and keen senstivity to cultural & religious diversity, helps him understand the current social, domestic and psychological issues and help people address these pragmatically and fundamentally by going to the very root and resolving them for ever. His dexterous unfoldment of the scriptural texts in the true Sampradaya of Brahmavidya, even as Adishankara, has touched and transformed the lives of thousands of seekers around the world.
He has inspired and led many a religious, social and educational initiatives to provide a radically different vision for the future. “AIM for SEVA” (an all India movement towards creation of infrastructure for the underprivileged), “Purna Vidya” (a structured heritage teaching programme for the school children) and the apex ‘Acharya-Sabha’ of sanatana dharma are some of his well known efforts. Unmindful of his challenging health, Swamiji tirelessly continues to enlighten and delight his students, with his talks and expositions all over the world.
Leadership : Swami Brahmaparananda Saraswati JI
Disciple of Honourable Swami Dayananda Saraswati, Swami Brahmaparananda saraswati established Hindu study and practice centre in Rajasthan and supporting and serving communities in need. Over the period of almost two decades, AVT in the leadership of Swamiji supporting almost 300 families through religious, spiritual practices and uniting them all under the initiative. Along that, 75 underprivileged children and their families we support through residential hostel (Chhatralaya) providing safe, clean shelter, food and education and healthy environment to grow and thrive. Swami Brahmaparananda has addressed his public talks in Australia, Singapore and United Kingdom. He has been invited as an international speaker addressing international conferences world leading academics including Oxford University (UK), Harvard University (USA), John Hopkins (USA) and Cambridge University (UK).