What is Vidya?

‘Vidya’ is that which probes behind the forms assumed by things and the appearances they put on and discover the reality that alone can explain them.

The Truth has to be known and lived by. The Truth has to be visualised as effulgence that permeates a full life. This is the function of Vidya.

The Real Teaching (Vidya) directs that the world be dealt with, as duty demands, in a spirit of detachment, avoiding entanglement.

The Principle sought by Vidya is beyond the field of the senses. Man is a triune composite of body, mind and spirit. As a consequence, he has three natures in his make up; (1) a low, animal nature, (2) a human nature, replete with worldly knowledge and skill, and (3) the genuine nature of man, namely, the divine. Being aware of this third nature and establishing oneself in that—this is Vidya.

‘Vidya’ is that which probes behind the forms assumed by things and the appearances they put on and discover the reality that alone can explain them.

The Truth has to be known and lived by. The Truth has to be visualised as effulgence that permeates a full life. This is the function of Vidya.

The Real Teaching (Vidya) directs that the world be dealt with, as duty demands, in a spirit of detachment, avoiding entanglement.

The Principle sought by Vidya is beyond the field of the senses. Man is a triune composite of body, mind and spirit. As a consequence, he has three natures in his make up; (1) a low, animal nature, (2) a human nature, replete with worldly knowledge and skill, and (3) the genuine nature of man, namely, the divine. Being aware of this third nature and establishing oneself in that—this is Vidya.