THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
The ultimate reason for human existence is unitive knowledge of the Divine Groundthe knowledge that can come only to those who are prepared to ‘die to self’ and so make room, as it were, for God.
Vedanta is one of the world’s most ancient religious philosophies and one of its broadest. Based on the Vedas, the sacred scriptures of India, Vedanta affirms the oneness of existence, the divinity of the soul, and the harmony of religions. Vedanta is the philosophical foundation of Hinduism; but while Hinduism includes aspects of Indian culture, Vedanta is universal in its application and is equally relevant to all countries, all cultures, and all religious backgrounds.
The Vedanta Society of Southern California (VSSC) was founded in 1930 in Los Angeles, California, USA. The Society is under the spiritual leadership of the Ramakrishna Order of India; Vedanta societies are the Western branches of the Ramakrishna Order. The Society maintains centers in Hollywood, Santa Barbara, San Diego, South Pasadena and Trabuco Canyon.