Our Inspiration

Living is an art, a technique, a skill. You need to learn and practice it as you would to play a musical instrument or fly an aircraft.

– A. Parthasarathy

The work of the Foundation is inspired by the teachings and writings of A. Parthasarathy.  Popularly known as Swamiji, A.Parthasarathy is acclaimed as the greatest living exponent of Vedanta, the ancient philosophy of India. In a life of selfless service over six decades, Swamiji’s exceptional contribution has been the translation of subtle philosophical themes into a practical technique of living. An exercise that has brought about mental solace and material prosperity in society.

Swamiji’s stature and achievement has been profiled in four books:

101 Great Indians who have made India proud in the last century
101 Great Indian Authors and Poets
101 Great Indian Saints

The Mind of the Guru, foreworded by H. H. The Dalai Lama, as one of the twenty eminent gurus of the world.
A. Parthasarathy has a multi-disciplined academic base with postgraduation from London University. Renouncing a lucrative shipping business early in life he has dedicated his life to study, research and propagation of Vedanta. His writings, discourses and corporate seminars have been widely acclaimed and featured in international press and television media including TIME, New Yorker, Businessweek, CNBC, Sky, Sunday Times London, the New York Post, The Times of India. While business, sport and film celebrities regularly seek his counsel.


Swamiji has written eleven books presenting the timeless philosophy of life in contemporary thought and language. Three of them are bestsellers. The Vedanta Treatise: The Eternities, now in its seventeenth edition, has been extolled ‘The book of the planet’. The first nine books compiled in one volume entitled The Complete Works of Swami Parthasarathy is the first ever scripture written by a living saint. They comprise the purest form of spiritual literature structured for all seekers regardless of race or religion to attain the ultimate state of Enlightenment. Swamiji’s latest book is Thesis on God.

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