In ancient times, our Vedic Rishi (Sage) culture was based on principles of “Atmavat sarvabhooteshu” (all living beings are soulkins), “Vashudhaiv kutumbkam” (Entire earth is one family). This principle rested on the highest principle that the entire universe is pervaded by only one consciousness – call it Atma (Life Froce), Brahman (Qualities), Lord Allah, Lord Bramha, Lord Bishnu, Lord Siba, Lord Jesus, Lord Sai etc. This principle is the governing model of the universe and thus from the smallest unit of food to the highest cosmos – we say all is the same self/Brahman. In Vedic culture, the rishis had actualized this in their way of life and created a culture to which all of us from the Indus Valley belong to – they emphasized the importance of community living, helping and sharing.
When we look at the American Preamble – it starts with We the people and emphasizes “One People” and goes “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America”. The philosophy is found to be similar to Vedic tradition – the goal of human life – “to form a more perfect union” with the “blessings of Liberty”.
Therefore what has made all of us needing sanskar classes to reinforce the simple law of universe?
We can see around us the rise of individuality – the importance of individualism over inter-connectedness (connected web of life). We also see a systematic disconnection from our tradition and culture both in India and abroad. We see kids have gained lots of intellectual prowess but slowly loosing emotional and spiritual intelligence, creative and divine balance and the power to rise from the deeper self and stay established in virtues.
Our Goal is to show our kids the path of this Rishi and Sage culture (Sant Parampara) which makes them rooted in their true being which is the inexhaustible source of creativity and intelligence. All kids are somewhat naturally rooted in this source and thus in some ways we are ensuring they can recognize and enhance their capabilities using this divine connection within. With that being the core goal, we truly believe that they will in course develop new skills and capabilities that will not only help them to deal with current circumstances but also develop creativity and wisdom to rebuild a new era of truth !
With folded hands and setting clear expectations we pray for your blessings for making this effort successful for everyone