"SGS Datta Deepam is an online university envisioned by His Holiness Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji which unravels the boundless wisdom and truth in our Scriptures and brings to light the glory of Sanatana Dharma"
The glory of the Hindu scriptures is in their universal and eternal, soul-stirring message; emphasizing on both spiritual evolution and materialistic prosperity for a balanced life while leading man to the pinnacle of evolution. Hindu ethos is a non-denominational philosophy that includes all religions and excludes none. The Hindu way of life is commonly known as Sanatana Dharma (eternal religion) or Vaidika Dharma (religion of the Vedas). It recognizes multiple paths to Salvation and propagates the glorious philosophy of Eternal Truth, Knowledge and Bliss by following the precepts of a Universal family, Non-violence, Unity, Humanity and Selfless Love. Hinduism does not assert that liberation is possible only through its methods and not by any other.
His Holiness Parama Pujya Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji is the Pontiff of Avadhoota Datta Peetham at Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Ashrama in Mysore, India. Sri Swamiji is considered a divine guide who cultivates the ancient traditions of Sanatana Dharma. He was born fully realized in command of the eight Mahasiddhis (Spiritual powers) and is a Guru in the Dattatreya Avadhoota lineage.
Out of mere compassion for them, I, dwelling within their hearts,
destroy the darkness born of ignorance by the luminous Lamp-of-Knowledge.
Gita Chapter 10 verse 11
Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji has explained the inherent and subtle meaning of various scriptures, rituals and practices, through numerous discourses, bhajans, yoga, music, stories etc.Pujya Swamiji's Bhajans and discourses have something for people of different tendencies. They can be used from a worldly, devotional and philosophical point of view. A person who is more inclined towards Bhakti (devotion) may read/listen to it and learn more about his favorite deity. An intellectual person may seek knowledge and inner meaning. At the same time Pujya Swamiji's teachings also help one to live life more wisely and successfully.
Pujya Sri Swamiji has encouraged an initiative called "SGS Datta Deepam", an online learning management system with the intent of making these timeless teachings easily accessible to one and all. A sincere effort has been made to present Pujya Sri Swamiji's teachings to cater to the needs of the worldly, disciplined, devotional and intellectual personalities.
It is said in the glory of the guru that
The scriptures being many, the doubts being countless, and the subject matter being very subtle;
one cannot know the truth without the help of a Master.
SGS Datta Deepam is the Lamp of knowledge kindled from the teachings of Sri Sri Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji in order to provide us with a way to implement them in our daily lives for success on both material and spiritual fronts. The teachings are made available in English via online courses through a Learning Management System.
While Pujya Swamiji blessed us with the concept of SGS Datta Deepam, Pujya Sri Datta Vijayananda Teertha Swamiji (Affectionately known as Bala Swamiji) the junior Pontiff of Datta Peetham, blessed us with the mission statement
"Jnana Deepam Gurum Bhaje."
May we sing the glory of the Guru who is the embodiment of wisdom.
Singing the glory of the "Gu Ru - Remover of darkness" results in removing the ignorance from all aspects of our lives
Many learned scholars of the world look at Sri Bala Swamiji as the ideal student, ideal disciple and a personification of ascetic embodiment.