The Vision and Guiding Philosophy of The Confluence
Man’s eternal quest remains for a state of peace, harmony, well-being, and happiness. The Vedic seers have beautifully summed the eternal vision in a shloka which does not limit this wish to just humans but to all life on the planet. The Inner Search Foundation and has embraced this Vision as its own, to be realised and propagated through the activities at The Confluence.
सर्वे भवन्तु सुखिनः, सर्वे सन्तु निरामयाः ।
सर्वे भद्राणि पश्यन्तु, मा कश्चिद्दुःखभाग्भवेत् ।
May all be happy, may all be free from illness.
May all have auspicious perceptions.
May no one ever experience misery.
The Symbol of Sustainability - Vishnu!
One of the first structures of The Confluence, a small, prominently located temple of the Lord Vishnu on the Northeast end of the campus is to serve as the symbol of Sustainability.
The ancient texts describe the phenomenal universe to have emerged from Pure Consciousness with three forces responsible for this process i.e., Creation, Sustenance and Dissolution, depicted by the symbols in human form conceived by the seers as Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva, the trinity. This symbolization provides common folk a relatable model for easy comprehension.
While Brahma is responsible for creation of the phenomenal universe, it is Vishnu who Sustains/Preserves the universe until it is dissolved again in the Pure Consciousness by Shiva. Vishnu possesses qualities which preserve and sustain this universe and motivates us to seek such attributes for sustainability in our lives and respective areas of influence.