'Faith', 'Sect', Religion' - are terms always associated with the spiritual journey leading to the Supreme Godhead. Although seemingly different in their practices, all the religions of the world advocate similar principles for a revival of the spirit towards divinity. The Swaminarayan Faith is a remarkable blend of the spiritual essence of Hinduism with universal principles of other religions of the world.
The principle of a harmonious existence termed - 'Vasudaiv Kutambakam' in Hindu philosophy is akin to 'Love thy neighbour as thyself' - as advocated in The Bible. This vision is expressed as 'Suhradbhav' (Universal Brotherhood) in the Swaminarayan philosophy.
Swaminarayan Faith advocates - 'Service unto Mankind and Devotion unto God' as the means of attaining the ultimate spiritual liberation. The absolute lack of discrimination between caste, color, creed or sect highlights the universal appeal of this Faith.
Lord Swaminarayan - the founder of this faith - has propagated a code of conduct based on a unique creed of spiritual principles that paves the path of the ultimate spiritual salvation and moulds the spirit towards divinity.