About Satyameva

This Hindu nation was born with the Sanatan Dharma, with it it moves and with it it grows. When the Sanatan Dharma declines, then the nation declines, and if the Sanatan Dharma were capable of perishing, with the Sanatan Dharma it would perish.

Sri Aurobindo, Uttarpara Speech (1909)

 

Satyameva is a platform for research and dialogue on Sanatan Dharma in the context of Indian civilization in the 21st Century.

Sanatan Dharma, or the eternal dharma, is the bedrock of Indian civilization and has survived unbroken for ~ 8000 years. Through all its evolution as a religion and civilization, Sanatan Dharma has always represented humanity’s eternal quest for Truth, Knowledge and Immortality — satyam, jnanam, amritam.

Today, as we transit a pivotal period in human history, the insights of Sanatan Dharma become all the more important for a humanity struggling for deeper significance and meaning in the universe. Can the Sanatan Dharma, with its vast repository of practical spiritual knowledge, help humanity evolve to a higher consciousness?

Satyameva is an attempt to present Sanatan Dharma in Sri Aurobindo’s light, as a religion for the future, for those who are open in mind and willing in spirit.

The failure of religions is because they were divided. They wanted people to be religious to the exclusion of the other religions, and every branch of knowledge has been a failure because it was exclusive. And what the new consciousness wants – it is on this that it insists – is: no more divisions. To be able to understand the spiritual extreme, the material extreme, and to find the meeting point, the point where that becomes a real force.

The Mother

Satyameva: (Sanskrit) from the words satyam, meaning Truth; and eva, meaning only or alone: thus, Truth alone

सत्यमेव जयते नानृतं सत्येन पन्था विततो देवयानः

Truth alone triumphs; not falsehood.
Through truth the divine path is spread out

धर्मो रक्षति रक्षितः

From the Manusmriti, Chapter 8, Verse 15:
When Dharma is protected, Dharma protects.

The full verse:
धर्म एव हतो हन्ति धर्मो रक्षति रक्षितः
।तस्माद्धर्मो न हन्तव्यो मा नो धर्मो हतोऽवधीत् ।

Dharma destroys when abandoned. Dharma, when upheld or protected, protects. Dharma, therefore, should not be abandoned. Let us not be destroyed by abandonment of Dharma.

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