Meaning of School Emblem and Motto
Asato ma sadgamaya
tamaso ma jyotirgamaya
mrtyorma amrtam gamaya
Lead me from the asat to the sat.
Lead me from darkness to light.
Lead me from death to immortality.
This is true prayer – the seeker’s admission of his sense of limitedness and his heartfelt cry for assistance in transcendence. It is not a prayer for the things of the world. It is not a pray for food, shelter, health, partnership, riches, success, fame, glory or even for heaven. The essence of each of these three mantras is the same: “O, Guru, help me free myself from my sundry misunderstanding regarding myself, the universe and God and bless me with true knowledge.