Bharatiya culture has a perennial existence, being based on those changeless principles which guide all the activities of nature as its spiritual core. It had once risen to great heights like some gigantic tree with Jnana as its tap root. Today parasites growing upon it are killing the very tree from which they are drawing their sustenance. If we do not rear that tree of Dharma and Jnana again on our soil in all its pristine glory we shall perish in a world of utter darkness. Impossible as it is to imagine the existence of a greater organic interconnectedness than what is present among the different constituents of the body like speech, mind, senses, intellect and the atman, a connection no less inherent exists between the Vidyas (Kalas) which permeate the culture and civilization of Sanathana Arya Bharatiya Maharshis and the Supreme Lord the Light - who is the nucleus of the innermost spiritual forces of the universe. And consequently all those Vidyas (Kalas) which the rishis realized on the strength of their mastery of Jnana and Vijnana, enshrine in them the power to lead the world towards that spiritual nucleus, the Divine light. A realization of their meanings takes the form of direct personal experience. To conduct scientific investigations with the object of discovering the true foundations of Rishi culture, to demonstrate the supreme importance of personal experience in such investigations and to place before the world the results of our work as far as our means stretch after fully considering the appropriateness of the circumstances in doing so - these are our aims. Vijnana Mandiram is firmly convinced that the sole aim of Bharatiya culture is the realization of that Light which is Sat, Chit and Ananda. It also believes in the scientific efficacy of the samskaras (rites) in bringing about such a realization. Vijnana Mandiram wishes to stress that, instead of using Rishi scriptures for holding purposeless discussions unfounded on facts, we should find out their scientific basis, and use them in our lives for our all-round development and enlightenment. While appreciating the works of Vijnana Mandiram, it is earnestly hoped that the experimental background to which they owe their genesis will be taken note of; in fact it is the scientific outlook which is the bed-rock of all our endeavours.