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Bhavan's faith

Let me once more set forth the Bhavan’s faith for the benefit of news students and members, for it is necessary that they should understand it clearly and imbibe its spirit.

The Bhavans stands for the reintegration of Indian Culture.

In a world falling to pieces under the impact of an amoral technological avalanche, it tried to hold fast to the fundamental values for which our culture stands RITA SATYA, YAGNA, AND TAPAS.

FAITH, in God, who is in-forms the cosmic order;

TRUTH, which is accord between mind, word and deed;

DEDICATION, which offers all movements of life as an offering to God;

SUBLIMATION, which purifies the body and mind and transmutes instincts, passions and emotions into things of beauty;

This, regardless of forms and doctrines, is DHARMA, the three-fold aspects of which are ― Truth, Love, and Beauty

For these values, our forefathers lived and died. So did Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, Swami Dayananda, Swami Vivekananda, Gandhiji, and Sri Aurobindo among moderns.

These values are embedded in our national outlook.

We command the respect of the world because of them.

We can look forward to the future with confidence only because they have the vitality which gives the power to vindicate their validity even in this fear-and-avarice ridden age of ours.

We must make every effort in restoring an awareness of these values in personal and collective life.

— K M Munshi