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Satyam, Ritam, and Dharma constitute the highest truths in the Vedas.

Swami Tattwamayananda


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Sun 18 Oct 2020
Mon 19 Oct 2020

11:30 PM - 12:30 AM (UTC+5.5)

Event Type: Weekly

Eternal Values from the Vedas

Dharma is the value that preserves tradition and culture. It supports, sustains, keeps in balance, and regulates.  When a person has practiced dharma while pursuing worldly success, he may begin to pursue a transcendental value with a strong sense of sanctity and sacredness.  Ritam is the cosmic balance – the harmony and inter-relatedness of the totality of existence as explained in the scriptures.  Satyam is the philosophical dimension of Ritam. Dharma is Satyam and Ritam put into practice.

Evolution in samskrti (culture) and parishkrti (civilization) are not always the same.  A culture obsessed with science and technology leads to spiritual suicide.  Unless we learn to make use of science and technology exclusively for our good, without using them for destructive purposes, they can be a curse for ourselves and others.  When we work with a sense of sanctity and sacredness (Satyam, Ritam, Dharma), our mind becomes refined and nature becomes an open book as we evolve.


Swami Tattwamayananda


Swami Tattwamayananda, currently the Minister- in -charge of the Vedanta Society of Northern California, San Francisco, served in various centers of the Ramakrishna Order in India as editor, publisher,and teacher of Sanskrit and Indian philosophy before coming to the United States in January, 2012. He had traditional training in Hindu scriptures, Sanskrit and Vedic literature from his early days. He served in various centers of the Ramakrishna Order in India as editor, publisher, and teacher of Sanskrit, Advaitic texts such as Sri Shankaracharya’s commentaries on the Prasthanatraya and Indian philosophy.