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To Heal To Humanize


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Even the Vanaprastha logo has a deep meaning.

We chose the word Vanaprastha because it has this profound meaning. It is an experience common to all. Even if everyone goes through this stage continuously, it is one of the biggest challenges. It implies a personal responsibility, towards oneself and towards society.

It is composed of a green V (of Vanaprastha) which contains a chakra with a well-crafted and personalized Om in the center.

The chakra is depicted as the famous ashokachakra, the wheel of dharma (which means righteousness), the wheel of life. The center and circumference of the chakra represent the law of unity in diversity. The different rays of the chakra represent virtues such as peace, love, truth, compassion, morality, dedication and dharma. Interestingly, when the chakra rotates, its rays are no longer seen. When it rotates, the chakra resembles the cosmos.

At the center of the chakra is the Om; Om is Adisabda, a symbol of the Indian spiritual tradition. It represents the reality of the trinity of God. It means the triple cosmic functions of creation-maintenance and consumption (srishti-srithi-laya), and is the symbol of the “universality and unity of divinity”. The Om in our logo represents the source and the power of our activities, Nature. Om is the sound of the universe.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
(Bible, John 1: 1-5)

The Om itself is composed of several symbols.
The Red Cross, a Christian symbol, indicates unconditional love. The cross is an open reality. It is the symbol of universal opening, since it opens in all directions.
The Crescent and the Star are a very popular symbol used very often as a symbol of the time and date of ramsan / ramadan. It is a reminder of the times prescribed for prayer and fasting, the great acts of piety in Islam.
The Dove represents universal peace between religions, ethnic groups, man and nature.