Arise, Awake and stop not till the goal is reached -  Swami Vivekananda
The future belongs to the youth who are upright, hardworking and visionary. Our aim is to create such a group of workforce who will be able to handle any situation in life from spiritual to mundane. They will be men/women of character and wherever they will go they will make a difference. This work force will come from the young boys of the age between 20 and 35. They will be trained to be self-confident. While the manual work and exercises will take care of their physical health; study, music, writings, public speaking will take care of their mental aspect and meditation, yoga and prayer will take care of spiritual development.

The minimum qualification will be 12th pass and who are ready to accept any work for their self-development will be accepted as Trainee. After one year of training they will be free either to stay and work for this mission or chart an independent life elsewhere. Decision regarding acceptance of candidates will be taken by the Executive Committee. The total seat number will be 10 persons (5 boys and 5 girls) to begin with. The economically backward persons will be given preference.

Senior people (between 40 and 70 years of age) who want to join as a member of the dedicated group of workers should be free from family responsibility. They should posses a degree in any discipline or higher qualification. They also have to undergo one year training suitable for their age. They will also be looked after by the Institute for their board, lodging and pocket money. They will also be subject to health insurance and deposit scheme. Only selected candidates with sound health and mind will be accepted. (Only 5 such people will be taken)

A meditation hall dedicated to the Divine Souls who aspire to lead a divine life will be built to accommodate 100 people for meditation.

We will also accommodate people who are serious about spiritual life and who have burnt their boat behind by helping them lead a quiet life (not more than 5 persons ).

"These mountains are associated with the best memories of our race: Here, therefore, must be one of centers, not merely of activity, but more of calmness of meditation, and of peace and I hope some one to realize it."

Swami Vivekananda (replying to the address given to him by the people of Almora)

Thus we are looking for 10 acres of land anywhere in Uttarakhand. We welcome donation of land or built up area for this purpose. The land should comply with three minimum requirements:

1. To be above 6000 ft. from the sea level but less than 8000 ft.
2. The icy peaks of the Himalays to be clearly visible throughout the year.
3. To be surrounded by forest area.

The study of Sri Ramakrishna Kathamitra, The complete works of Swami Vivekananda, The Bhagwad Gita, Upanishads, Savitri, Letters on Yoga, Synthesis of Yoga, Collected works of Ramana Maharshi and his life, Autobiography of a Yogi, and life of great spiritual personalities in India, Indian Culture and other great civilizations of the world will be taken up for studies during the training. They will also undergo training on computer usages, emails, website making, DTP etc.

Thus getting inspirations from such great lives and treatises, we believe, the trainees will be able to stand on their own legs and lead a happy, peaceful and prosperous life. The seniors will also be able to live a satisfied life at the Institute.

The Institute aims at a status to become independent financially through funds generated by internal accruals and from donations without riders.

This Institute will become operational from April 1, 2015.

"Religion should unite all hearts and cause wars and disputes to vanish from the face of the earth, give birth to spirituality, and bring life and light to each heart. If religion becomes a cuase of dislike, hatred and division, it were better to be without it, and to withdraw from such a religion would be a religious act. For it is clear that the purpose of a remedy is to cure; but if the remedy should only aggravate the complaint it had better be left alone. Any religion which is not a cause of love and unity is no religion.

- Bahaullah
What God won't ask you

God won’t ask the square footage of your house, but will ask how many people you welcomed into your home.

God won’t ask about the fancy clothes you had in your closet, but will ask how many of those clothes helped the needy.

God won’t ask what your highest salary was, but will ask if you compromised your character to obtain that salary.

God won’t ask how much overtime you worked, but will ask if you worked overtime for your family and loved ones.

God won’t ask how many promotions you received, but will ask how you promoted others.

God won’t ask what you did to help yourself, but will ask what you did to help others.

God won’t ask how many friends you had, but will ask how many people to whom you were a true friend.

God won’t ask in what neighborhood you lived, but will ask how you treated your neighbors.

"If you think you are beaten, you are. If you think you dare not, you don't! If you want to win, but think you can't, It's almost a cinch you won't.   If you think you'll lose, you're lost; For out in the world we find Success begins with a fellow's will; It's all in the state of the mind.   Life's battles don't always go to the stronger and faster man, But sooner or later the man who wins is the man who thinks he can."
Walter D. Wintle

"Teach yourselves, teach everyone his/her real nature, call upon the sleeping soul and see how it awakes.  Power will come, glory will come, goodness will come, purity will come, and everything that is excellent will come, when this sleeping soul is roused to self-conscious activity."         

- Swami Vivekananda.
Rank    Country        Manpower fit for military service*

1            China                    318,265,024   
2            India                     249,531,568   
3            United States          60,620,144   
4            Indonesia                54,264,300   
5            Brazil                      38,993,988   
6            Pakistan                  37,945,440   
7            Bangladesh             30,486,086   
8            Mexico                   23,239,866   
9            Japan                      22,390,432   
10          Nigeria                    20,839,976   

* Statistics from
Future Vision
"When you are inspired by some great purpose, all your thoughts break their bounds, your mind transcends limitations, and you find yourself in a new great and wonderful world."

- Unknown author
Igniting fire in you.

The conclusions of Vedanta and my reply to those with a positive outlook:

1. The world is impermanent; it is ever changing.  

This impermanence gives rise to enquiry into what is permanent.  Thus life's mission is set.  Because it is ever changing, every moment is new, there is no stagnation.

2. The world is full of dualities of life, of pain and pleasure, good and bad : 

The dualities of life give colour to it, pain and pleasure are only difference in degree. It depends on how you look at life and utilize your opportunities or failures (by gaining experience from it) to enrich it.  For instance, while a sick man suffers, for a doctor it becomes an opportunity to serve. Freedom to choose is yours.

3. The world, though impermanent, is ever-rooted in God - in other words, it emerges from the Self or Pure Consciousness. It does not come from nothing; it comes from God.

When the source is pure, the creation cannot be impure.  The world is a Laboratory. Here we experiment and experience the dual nature of things and learn the art of living.

4. The way out of the world is through the practice of detachment and other spiritual disciplines

We are not here to find a way out, but make this life so fruitful, so beautiful that living becomes a joyful experience.  Of course, detachment and other disciplines help overcome difficult situations in life.

This photo of Wildflower Hall, Shimla in the Himalayas is courtesy of TripAdvisor