We are a group of people who were individually working in various ways to spread a greater understanding of what the Vedic culture and philosophy is and what it has to offer. We have been doing this for years separately but have now joined together. We invite everyone else to join us to do the same-to act in ways to preserve, protect and share the universal Dharma with all others.
- "Our Vision is to share, preserve and project the ultimate truth and universal Dharma"
The basic premise and foundation of the Vedic Friends Association is that true Self discovery and social harmony is not possible without including our connection with the Higher Self. God exists within each one of us as the Supreme Self or Paramatman, as explained in Vedic teachings. This understanding is the ideal basis for unity between all people. Any such unity must be beyond the distinctions of the physical body and its outer identity of age, sex, class, culture, religion, race, color or country. It is through this means by which the groundwork can be laid for true human equality and freedom.
To see that every human is my friend is a point that can develop into a truly peaceful world. But that vision cannot be acquired without a spiritual foundation. It is a consciousness that comes from perceiving that we are all children of the same Supreme Father and Mother, the same God. This must include the perception that God exists within every person and that we are spiritually parts of God. With the proper spiritual understanding, a person can view everyone with love, and all cultures and religions with appreciation. This is the transformation that all friends of the Vedic Friends Association (VFA) are encouraged to develop and to bring into their lives and in their dealings with others.
By reconnecting ourselves to God and our fellow humankind, encouraging each other to develop Self-reliance, Self-help and Self-respect, the VFA hopes to bring an enhanced quality of life to all its friends, associates and practitioners, both spiritually and materially.