The main objective of the Philosophy Courses is to bring us closer to the profound Truths expounded in the great philosophies and religions of mankind and to discover the way to put their teachings in practice in our lives. Both Sankaracharya of India and Plato of Greece, with their Sanskrit and Greek costumes, lead us to the same goal: freedom from ignorance; which is the source of all pain, all depression, sadness and anguish. The old Upanishads of India, the Tao Te king of China and the Ecclesiastes of the Jews do not differ at all at the Essence of their Truth that they offer generously to human beings.
For this reason our courses are lessons in universalism. We impart the essential of the teachings. Our classes are not lessons in prolific speculations, nor do we study the philosophies woven out of the material of short-lived personalities, fireworks that appear today and disappear tomorrow. We have chosen the giants of philosophy, those who have lasted thousands of years. It is them that we study in our classes, not to gain mere mental knowledge, not to just fill our faculty of reason with unending quotations, but to fill our hearts with light and our spirits with happiness.