“Sanatan” means original,
universal, eternal and is mostly used as “Sanatan
Dharm”, the ancient name for “Hinduism”
as the original, universal, eternal truth, values, laws,
religion. It also stands for the path that originates
from the original, universal and eternal and brings
the individual to the original, universal and eternal.
There is a lot of historic evidence to suggest that
this original truth lies at the basis of all spirituality
and religions. While Hinduism may have preserved it
in a truly admirable fashion, the original truth called
Sanatan Dharm is clearly not limited to any particular
religion, race or country.
Accordingly, Sanatan Society does not
feel limited to any religion, race or country, even
though it recognizes the teachings of Hinduism as the
most true to the original teachings of Sanatan Dharm.
All yogic sciences and paths are derived from it and
are a worthy object of Sanatan Society studies and practice.
Sanatan Society is an initiative of the
students of Harish
Johari, who left his body on the 20th of August
1999. The objective is to create and maintain an Internet
platform that allows people to continue to study, apply
and teach the Indian Vedic and Tantric traditions as
All his wisdom, energy and love are imbedded
in those traditions. We do not wish to concentrate on
his glorification within this website, because he would
not have accepted such delusion. Nevertheless, the Sanatan
Society websites are dedicated to him and could not
have existed without him. Not only because the idea
originally was his, but also because he was a really
great guy. In continuing his work we hope to fulfil
the real debt to the teacher, which is to pass through
the teaching. This site is only a part of that work.
Former students of Harish Johari are thus losely connected through Sanatan Society. Sanatan Society does not aim at being an institute with a central doctrine. All people involved with it remain free to make up their own minds about their yoga, spirituality, art and whatever else they are undertaking in sweet memory of Harish Johari.
Free online teaching
and "commercial" activities :
The Sanatan Society platform is based
on a private extranet and on two public websites, www.sanatansociety.com
and www.sanatansociety.org. While we are trying to provide visitors
with a lot of high-quality free information (online teaching
as a stepping-stone towards real teaching), wallpapers,
recipes, online mantras, etc
we are also trying to promote a limited number of high
quality products (at www.sanatansociety.com).
The main income sources for those that
build and maintain the site are advertising, the sales of art reproductions in print-on-demand and affiliate fees on book sales. We are very happy to receive over 5 million visitors annually, yet the server cost to allow such high traffic is not without expense. Our "commercial" activities are unable to do much more than cover basic server costs, so maintaining this website is mostly a service to the teachings.
The artists, authors and teachers benefit through the usual royalties and fees on the items sold or promoted through this site. The relationship between sanatansociety.com
and the artists, authors and teachers that belong to
the Sanatan Society is non-exclusive. Any other site
that seeks to promote their work and learning is most
So, please enjoy our websites and if ever
you are in need of a high-quality book, an art reproduction
as a unique birthday present, great meditation music
or whatever, please buy it through our sites knowing
that you will get the best, that it helps these sites
to grow and that it supports our artists, authors and
teachers in their work.