Man is a cultural, charitable and spiritual organisation, initiated in 1974
by Sant Kirpal Singh. It is a movement working on an international level,
striving to awake the public opinion to an awareness of unity. The basic
concept is that Unity already exists, we have only forgotten it.
It is not our intention to
enlist members but to spread enthusiasm for the ideal of oneness. The whole
humanity is one family and each one is a member of it. Irrespective of
caste, colour or creed, man is man first.
Unity of Man does not
intend to affect the existing social and religious orders; without
preference to any particular religion, Unity of Man respects all religions.
Everyone should remain in his own religion but live according to the higher
principles given therein.
To help man to transcend
the narrow confines of racism, religious sectionalism, and nationalism
splitting up humanity, and to rise into universality
To further religious
tolerance and inter-faith communication by pointing out the common
spiritual essence of all religions
To promote a deeper
understanding of the higher values of life and the purpose of human life
To point out that man is
a conscious entity, endowed with discrimination power and able to take
responsibility for his own actions
To illustrate man’s
spiritual aspect, his possibility for Self- and God realization
Free lectures and
Conferences on unity of
man, Centres for lectures and regular meetings accessible for all (in
India also providing social facilities)
All activities are
performed on a voluntary basis and the resources are derived exclusively
from voluntary contributions
Man or soul is a
conscious entity, being of the same essence as God. We are all members of
His family, and thus related to each other as brothers and sisters in Him.
All men are one as souls,
born the same way, having the same inner and outer construction and being
controlled in the physical body by the same Power, called differently as
"God", "Word", "Naam", etc.
With all the seeming
differences and distinctions of colour, creed, and caste, in his various
modes of living and thinking man essentially and basically remains man in
outer appearance and inner make-up.
The union of soul with
God is considered to be the highest aim of man. All religions show ways
and means to find God; these ways and means may seem different yet aim at
the same target. Hence, there is no need to change from one religion to
God made man and man made
religions to keep the teaching of the sages or competent Masters alive.
Absolute God cannot be
understood nor described. He is the Highest Power, the Cause of all
creation and manifests in the form of Light and Sound. Man has the highest
rung in the whole creation and is able to experience these two aspects
within himself. An ethical life is the stepping stone for that.
Spirituality is not to be
confused with seclusion from the world. Everyone has to fulfil his duties
and responsibilities wherever he may live. At the same time he should
develop all around perfection – not only physically and intellectually,
but also spiritually. This spiritual development has been ignored so far,
and by emphasising the head, the heart has been neglected.
By recognising the good,
man becomes able to be good and to do good. The right understanding that
we are all one – as man, as soul and in the veneration of God – results in
right thoughts, speech and actions.
Contact Information :
UNITY OF MAN
Association for the improvement of human relations
5340 St. Gilgen
Website : www.unity-of-man.org