The South African Hindu Maha Sabha was founded in 1912 to create unity among all Hindus in South Africa and promote Hindu Dharma through observing the best principles of the Hindu religion, philosophy, ethics, values and culture according to the highest tenets of Hindu teachings. It is the mission of the South African Hindu Maha Sabha to work towards the advancement of all members of the Hindu faith among all Hindu linguistic groups in a spirit of respect, unity and brotherhood.
The Maha Sabha will, in all its undertakings, consistently safeguard the image and dignity of the Organisation and that of all its constituents through the development of knowledge of the Dharma and through effective policies, procedures and roles. The underlying mission of the Maha Sabha is to contribute to good relations between Hindus and all other communities or sectors on local, national and international levels towards sound nation building, based on the fundamental principle of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam (the world is one family). The values on which the Maha Sabha bases its activities are selfless service, accountability, respect, fairness, continuous improvement and unity.
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Notice Of Meetings
Please note that the dates for the SA Hindu Maha Sabha’s Council Meetings for 2014 are as follows:
1) Saturday 15 February
2) Saturday 17 May
3) Saturday 15 November
Biennial General Meeting: Sunday 7 September 2014
The Council meetings commence 14h30 (2:30pm) and the BGM starts at 10h00 (10am)
You are kindly invited to these meetings.
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Bhagavad Gita As It Is - Chapter 15 Text 17
uttamah purusas tv anyah
yo loka-trayam avisya
bibharty avyaya isvarah
uttamah--the best; purusah--personality; tu--but; anyah--another; parama--the supreme; atma--self; iti--thus; udahrtah--is said; yah--who; loka--of the universe; trayam--the three divisions; avisya--entering; bibharti--is maintaining; avyayah--inexhaustible; isvarah--the Lord.
Besides these two, there is the greatest living personality, the Supreme Soul, the imperishable Lord Himself, who has entered the three worlds and is maintaining them.
The idea of this verse is very nicely expressed in the Katha Upanisad (2.2.13) and Svetasvatara Upanisad (6.13). It is clearly stated there that above the innumerable living entities, some of whom are conditioned and some of whom are liberated, there is the Supreme Personality, who is Paramatma. The Upanisadic verse runs as follows: nityo nityanam cetanas cetananam. The purport is that amongst all the living entities, both conditioned and liberated, there is one supreme living personality, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who maintains them and gives them all the facility of enjoyment according to different work. That Supreme Personality of Godhead is situated in everyone's heart as Paramatma. A wise man who can understand Him is eligible to attain perfect peace, not others.