The BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha advocates a life based on spiritual progression. The objective behind all of BAPS’ activities is to become closer to God, one step at a time. The benefits of taking such steps are readily apparent upon further examination: mental stability, peace of mind, reduction of stress, and, most importantly, lasting happiness. Spirituality is not an activity or a program; it is a way of life. As Hindus, followers of the BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha integrate this belief through the different stages of life. The BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha facilitates this way of life for millions of Hindus around the world at its 3,850 centers and 1100 mandirs. The resources provided by BAPS, from its seminars catered to the needs of children and adults to its monthly periodicals, guide people to lead spiritually charged lives and to ultimately experience divinity. For more details of our spiritual activities, please go through the section on 'Spiritual Living'.