How can we sow the seeds of peace, understanding, and co-existence?
Yantra used with permission of Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville®, Inc.
We can build SOUL, a Sanctuary of Universal Light, as a haven of tranquility that welcomes all spiritual seekers, regardless of faith tradition. The design for SOUL is forming under the guidance of Reverend Jaganath Carrera to honor the teaching, “Truth is One; Paths are Many,” an essential teaching of His Master, Sri Swami Satchidananda.
SOUL will envelop visitors in an environment that promotes tolerance, loving kindness, and compassion. The Yoga teachings consist of teachings universal to all faith traditions that encourage leading a life of harmony, service, and peace — messages for all seekers.
The Vision Behind Jyothi Marga
Path of Light
The message greeting visitors at SOUL’s door will highlight the overarching message --
“Truth is One; Paths are Many”.
Each visitor can embark on a journey to the center altar, following a figurative and literal pathway, which we call Jyothi Marga, or Path of Light.
Pedestals outlining the journey to the dimly lit altar will read:
Let loving kindness always guide you on your path. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
The foundation of a righteous life contains acceptance, study, and fervent devotion and dedication to the Highest Reality.
A sound and stable body helps the mind rise above the changes in life.
When our inner breath aligns with the Universal Breath, obstacles to Enlightenment diminish, and the mind becomes fit for meditation.
When the mind begins to turn inward, distractions decrease.
Focused attention within cultivates self-mastery and opens the mind to deeper realities.
With a calm, clear, and one-pointed mind, peace and wisdom arise.
Through contemplative absorption, intuitive insights and discriminative discernment arise.
Our gratitude to
Asangan Alan Binstock
for designing and sculpting our altar light
and to Tim Barsall for the artist rendering.
Our Altar Light
As visitors reach the altar, they will read,
“Our inner light becomes one with the Light of Lights.”
Light, historically a symbol common to all faith traditions, represents truth, joy, happiness, love, and the spirit of cooperation and also vanquishes the darkness of ignorance.