About Arya Samaj


Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati

PRINCIPLES OF THE ARYA SAMAJ

1. The first (efficient) cause of all true knowledge and all that is known through
knowledge is Parmeshvara (The Highest Lord i.e., GOD).

2. Ishvara (GOD) is existent, intelligent, and blissful. He is formless, omniscient,
just, merciful, unborn, endless, unchangeable, beginningless, unequalled, the
support of all, master of all, omnipresent, immanent, unageing, immortal,
fearless, eternal, and holy, and the maker of all. He alone is to be worthy of
worship.

3. Vedas are the scriptures of true knowledge. It is the first duty of aryas to read
them, teach them, recite them, and hear them being read.

4. One should always be ready to accept truth and give up untruth.

5. One should do everything according to the dictates of Dharma, i.e., after due
reflection over right and wrong.

6. Doing good to the whole world is the primary object of this society i.e., to its
physical, spiritual, and social welfare.

7. Let thy dealing with others be regulated by love and justice, in accordance
with the dictates of Dharma.
8. One should promote Vidya (realization of true knowledge) and dispel Avidya
(illusion).
9. One should not be content with one’s own welfare alone but should strive for
one’s own welfare in the welfare of all.

10. One should regard oneself under restriction to follow altruistic ruling of
society, while in following the rules of individual welfare all should be free.