Ancient Vedantic scriptures declare that the ultimate purpose of human life is to realise the Self, Absolute or God. Throughout the history of Hinduism the saints and sages have re-affirmed this ultimate purpose of human life. In Self-Realisation or God-Realisation, all that we seek in life is attained in its infinite fullness. The Vedanta system is the means by which this Self-Realisation or God-Realisation is achieved.
We hope to achieve this by:
- preserving, sustaining and promoting the Vedic system of knowledge, its culture and the Hindu way of life through the use of the Laxmi Narayan Mandir by encouraging, imparting and promoting the study of Vedic knowledge, its culture and the Hindu way of life through:
- hosting Hindu festivals, celebrations and occasions;
- presenting regular lectures, discussion, sermons, talks and similar functions for the community;
- dissemination of and conducting audio and/or visual material and literature;
- hosting and promoting children’s and young adult groups; and
- promoting Sanskrit, Gujarati and other Indian vernacular languages, as is appropriate to the community the RKVS serves, in a manner that celebrates the Vedic System of Knowledge, its culture and the Hindu way of life.
- to encourage academics, scholars, researchers, swamis and priests in all branches of Vedic System of Knowledge, its culture and the Hindu way of life and to support them to continue their educational, cultural and religious work for the benefit of the public at large.
- to establish and maintain a library to house and promote Vedic System of Knowledge, its culture and the Hindu way of life.
- to maximize the use of the RKVS Complex, in addition to promoting Vedic System of Knowledge, its culture and the Hindu way of life, and through it to also promote socio-economic welfare activities designed to enhance and support the community.
- to build, maintain and manage Temples and Community Centres.