Science of the
Soul Research Centre is a registered charitable Society based in New
Delhi, India. Its main objective is to promote a sense of brotherhood
and communal harmony for the betterment of humanity. One of the ways the
Society tries to meet this objective is to conduct research into the
spiritual literature of various systems of belief and schools of
thought. The Society's aim is to help eradicate bias, prejudice,
ill-will, and acrimony between people by revealing their common
spiritual heritage and thus forging bonds of empathy and fellowship, the
building blocks of love and understanding.
The Society undertakes the dissemination of these principles through the printing, distribution and sale of books. The SSRC Booklist continues to grow with new publications being added periodically.
Science of the Soul Research Centre's first publication was A Treasury of Mystic Terms,
a comparative compendium of the spiritual terms found in the literature
of the world's religions and mystical traditions. A browse through the
Treasury will show that these diverse religions and traditions, which
historically have often served to separate people from one another,
actually have much in common. Containing more than five thousand
quotations from the world’s spiritual literature, the Treasury provides the reader with both information and inspiration.
Science of the Soul Research Centre also acts as the international mail order book seller for Radha Soami Satsang Beas (RSSB). A non-profit charitable Society, RSSB publishes books about a path of inner development under the guidance of a spiritual
teacher. The path is non-sectarian and incorporates a meditation
practice, adherence to a vegetarian diet, abstinence from intoxicants,
and a moral and ethical lifestyle.