Let me once more set forth the Bhavan's faith for the benefit of new students
and members, for they must understand it clearly and imbibe its spirit. The
Bhavan stands for the reintegration of Indian culture. In a world falling
into pieces under the impact of an amoral technological avalanche, it tries
to hold fast to the fundamentals values for which our culture stands - RITA,
SATYAM, YAGNA and TAPAS.
Faith in GOD who informs the cosmic Order, TRUTH which is an accord between
mind, word & deed.
DEDICATION which offers all movements of life as an offering to God.
SUBLIMATION which purifies the body and mind and transmits instincts,
passions and emotions into things of beauty.
This, regardless of forms and doctrines, is Dharma the threefold aspects of
which are SATYAM, SHIVAM, SUNDARAM - Truth, Love and Beauty. For these
values, our forefathers lived and died. So did Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa,
Swami Vivekananda, Gandhiji and Shri Aurobindo, among the moderns.
They are embedded in our national outlook.
We command the respect of the world because of them. We can look forward to
the future with the 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 the Bhavan family, whether it is a smaller one or the
larger one, must make every effort in restoring an awareness of these values
in personal and collective life.