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Principles Of Arya Samaaj

Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati Ji

Swami Dayanand (1824-1883), born on February 12, 1824 (in Tankara in the state of Gujarat, India), was the founder of the Hindu reform organization Arya Samaj which he established on April 7, 1875 in Bombay India. He also created the 10 principles of Arya Samaj. Throughout his life, Swami Dayanand preached against many Hindu traditions which he felt were dogmatic and oppressive. These included traditions such as idol worship, caste by birth, and the exclusion of females from the study of the Vedas.

Principles of Arya Samaaj

The Arya Samaj is a reform movement and religious/social organization which was formally established in Bombay in 1875. It’s patron saint is Maharishi Dayananda. By patron saint we mean to say that he was the inspiration behind this movement and is taken to be the guide of all those who call themselves Arya Samajees. The word Arya means a noble human being one who is thoughtful and charitable, who thinks good thoughts and does good actions he or she is an Arya.

God is the primary source of all true knowledge and all things that are known through it.

God is existence, intelligence and bliss (Sat-Schit-Anand). He is Formless, Almighty, Just, Merciful, Unborn, Infinite, Unchangeable, Beginning less, Incomparable, The Support and The Lord of all, All Pervading, Omniscient, Imperishable, Immortal, Fearless, Eternal, Holy and The Maker of the Universe. To Him alone worship is due.

The Vedas are the scriptures of true knowledge. It is the paramount duty of all the Aryas to read them, teach them, recite them and hear them being recited. We shall always be ready to accept truth and abandon untruth.

We shall always be ready to accept truth and abandon untruth.

All actions shall be performed in conformity with Dharma, the means after due considerations of right and wrong.

The primary aim of Arya Samaj is to promote this world’s physical, spiritual and social well being.

One should treat all with affection, fairness and due consideration of their merits.

One should aim at dispelling ignorance and promoting knowledge.

No one should remain satisfied with one’s own progress only, and everyone should consider one’s own uplift in the uplift of others.