Dayananda took up the task of building up the national edifice-a magnificent skyscraper. But he felt that single-handed he would not be ableto accomplish this gigantic task effctively. He, therefore, founded an organisation at Bombay on April 10, 1875. It was called Arya Samaj , and its ranks were thrown open by the liberal leader to all and sundry, irrespective of caste , creed and religion, provided they adhered to the following ten principles:
Of all true knowledge and whatever is known from knowledge the Primary Cause is God.
God is an embodiment of truth, intelligence and bliss, and one without form, all powerful, just, kind, unborn, infinite, unchangeable, beginningless, incomparable, support of all, all-pervading, ominiscient, undeteriorable, immortal, fearless, eternal, holy and Creater of the Universe, He alone is worthy of worship.
The Vedas are the books of all true knowledge. It is the paramount duty of all Aryas to read them, to teach them, to hear them, and to preach them.
We should be everready to accept truth and renounce untruth.
Everything should be done according to dharma, that is, after considering what is truth and what is untruth.
The chief object of the Arya Samaj is to do good to the world, i.e. to make physical, spiritual and social improvement.
We should treat all with love and justice according to their deserts.
We should dispel ignorance and diffuse knowledge.
Nobody should remain contented with his personal progress. One should count the progress of all as one.
Everyone should consider oneself as bound in obeying social and all-benefiting rules but everyone is free in matters pertaining to individual well-being.
These universal rules are not only for Aryas (Hindus) but also for the whole mankind. The life-story of Dayananda shows us the path, which is open for everyone, to follow, by challenging the decadent social order and religious bigotry of our age.