The Sanatan Society websites, now counting over 1000
pages, are an initiative of the students of Harish Johari, who left
his body on the 20th of August 1999. Harish Johari was a famous
author, artist and teacher, often called the Ayurveda Renaissance
Man. This because he succeeded in clarifying the meaning of the
ancient Indian Vedic and Tantric traditions today without loosing
touch to the core of these teachings.
The objective of Sanatan Society is to create and
maintain an Internet platform that helps people to continue to study,
apply and teach the Indian Vedic and Tantric traditions as he did.
Sanatan Society does not wish to concentrate on his glorification,
not in the least because he would not have accepted such delusion.
Nevertheless, the Sanatan Society sites are dedicated to him. Not
only because the idea originally was his, but also because in continuing
his work his students feel to fulfil the real debt to the teacher,
which is to pass through the teaching.
While sanatansociety.org is a factual non-profit association
of former students of Harish Johari, sanatansociety.com is a commercial
networking organisation aiming at the support of those students,
of which many have become valuable teachers, artists and authors
themselves. The Sanatan Society websites provide you with a lot
of valuable free information, free wallpapers, free recipes, mantras
in mp3, etc
. They also lead you to a limited number of high
quality products. While the sites could easily offer hundreds of
books, tapes, posters, etc
Sanatan Society chooses to limit
itself to those products that they believe are of the highest value.
The promotion of seminars and workshops through the
Sanatan website is without charge to the teachers, because such
teaching is seen as the most valuable and should be limited by financial
burdens as little as possible.
So if you want to get a good insight into the basics
of the age-old Indian traditions or are looking for some free new
computer wallpaper, a mantra that starts whenever you start your
computer, a real Ayurvedic recipe etc
is certainly worth a visit. And if ever you are in need of a high-quality
book, an art reproduction as a unique birthday present, great meditation
music or whatever, you could have a look at www.sanatansociety.com
knowing that you will get the best, that it helps these sites to
grow and that it supports the related artists, authors and teachers
in their work.