Interview given by Dr. Celso Charuri to a newspaper in the city of Três Pontas, Minas Gerais, on February 21, 1981 on occasion of the donation ceremony to the Carmelo São José institution in order to give a general idea of what PRÓ-VIDA was at that time in the beginning.

In a short time, as a natural consequence of its growth, PRÓ-VIDA has become an international movement that offers its participants a wide variety of social, cultural and sports activities, among others, aiming at mental and philosophical development.

What is PRÓ-VIDA?

PRÓ-VIDA is an Institute with its Head Office in the capital of São Paulo that proposes to lead interested parties to Cosmic Integration.

What is Cosmic Integration?

Cosmic Integration is the expansion of Man’s vision in relation to the environment in which he lives. In simple words, it means getting out of his egocentrism, then his city, then his state, then his planet, then all the planets, and so on, until discovering that he is simultaneously One and the Whole, and that there shines within him the same Divine Spark that is also present in the most distant planet imaginable.

And how does Pró-Vida lead the interested parties to this purpose?

By means of nine courses, where themes are discussed and analyzed within the mental, physical and spiritual spheres.

Is mental training practiced there?

Yes, in an orderly form, by trained professionals represented by doctors, physiologists, psychologists and philosophers.

What does the mental training consist of?

It consists of a series of processes aimed at removing the veils which prevent Man from capturing the energy vibrations which surround us.

What happens when these veils are removed?

There occurs an expansion of consciousness, until reaching Cosmic Consciousness.

And what benefit does this bring to Man?

With the expansion of his consciousness, Man will know the Truth. This will lead him to Justice, which will give him Freedom, and finally Man will encounter the long-desired Peace.

What is the General Center for the Tithe (CGD)?

In short, it is action manifested, i.e. the action that is characteristic of a Man who is cosmically integrated. In other words, the privilege of Being is in the hands of those who Give.