“आपूर्यमाणम् अचलप्रतिष्ठं समुद्रम् आपः प्रविशन्ति यद्वत्
तद्वत् कामा यं प्रविशन्ति सर्वे स शान्तिम् आप्नोति न कामाकामी॥२.७०॥”

āpūryamāṇam acala-pratiṣṭhaṁ samudram āpaḥ praviśanti yadvat
tadvat kāmā yaṁ praviśanti sarve sa śāntim āpnoti na kāmā-kāmī॥2.70॥

Just as water flows into the ocean that is full to the brim and perfectly still, likewise, the wise person who remains perfectly composed even in the presence of desirable objects, gains peace; not the one who hankers after various objects - Bhagavad Gita 2.70

Who we are

Arsha means "from the Rishis (Sages). Vidya means knowledge. Parampara means tradition/lineage. Hence Arsha Vidya Parampara means "The knowledge tradition coming down from our Sages/Seers".

We are a non-profit organisation conducting online classes and residential courses to enable people from around the world benefit from the timeless knowledge of our Rishis, primarily Vedanta (Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads), Hatha Yoga & Sanskrit. The classes are conducted by Swami Sarvananda Saraswati, a disciple of Sri Swami Dayananda Saraswati (1930-2015), along with a few others. We belong to the Advaita parampara (teaching tradition).

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Online classes on Bhagavad Gita and Sanskrit

Online classes on Bhagavad Gita are held every Saturday at 9 AM IST. Each verse of the Gita is taken and explained elaborately. The explanation is traditional, in keeping with the Advaita tradition, but in a way that is relevant to contemporary needs. The classes are on going. One round of the Gita, at the rate of 1 hour per week, takes years to complete. Classes are fully in English and are conducted by Swami Sarvananda.
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