'Act better, Feel calmer, Think sharper’
Vedanta Institute London is a registered charity in England and Wales. Established in 2003, the Institute has been working towards social upliftment in the UK by providing education on the fundamental principles of life and living. The Institute is managed by trustees in the UK and funded by donors and sponsors in the UK.
The ancient philosophy of Vedanta originated thousands of years back. It focuses on the development of the intellect, the capacity to think independently with logic and reason. One needs a strong intellect to overcome obstacles and function with efficiency and equanimity in life. Thereby achieving success at work and harmony in relationships.
Vedanta is based on eternal principles, which are relevant universally. The knowledge promotes material and spiritual well being; combines dynamic action with mental peace.
The work of the Vedanta Institute is inspired by the teachings of A. Parthasarathy, popularly known as Swamiji, the pre-eminent philosopher. Swamiji’s unique contribution has been the lucid presentation of the ancient wisdom in rational thought that enables one to understand and apply it in the modern times.
What is Vedanta?
Vedanta is derived from two words, veda knowledge and anta end. Vedanta means the culmination of knowledge. It is the ancient Indian philosophy which answers the fundamental questions of life..
Vedanta designs the pursuit of happiness through logical and systematic exposition of eternal truths. Founded on no individual, It is a system of knowledge discovered by pre-eminent seekers of Truth. The knowledge promotes material and spiritual well-being. Combines dynamic action with mental peace. Instils the higher values of service to provide prosperity and peace to the community. Above all, its philosophy leads one to the ultimate goal of Self-Realisation.
Vedanta in Your Life
Vedanta sets right the imbalance between ‘standard of living’ and ‘standard of life’. It equips one with the know-how to deal with a fast paced lifestyle, technological advancements and whatever else the world throws at you. It is not the world that provides happiness/ sorrow but your contact with it. For example, a person finds pleasure in a cigarette while another detests it. One wants to divorce his wife. While another is waiting desperately to marry the same lady!
Vedanta at Work
Millions of doctors have graduated from medical schools, but one person discovered the cure for tuberculosis. One person found out how to transplant a kidney. Millions of engineers passed out of engineering schools but one person designed the Panama Canal. One person devised the Euro Tunnel. What separates the achievers from the rest? It is the intellect which is distinct and different from intelligence or knowledge gained from schools and universities. Vedanta enables you to develop the intellect – the capacity to think, reason, judge and decide. Only then does your intelligence take the right direction in life making you successful and peaceful in this world.