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Psycho-Spiritual Channelisation – the Only Panacea

(Image from the recent visit of Dada Anudhyanananda and Didi Ananda Tapomaya in Florida) What are psychic pabula? The word “psychic” means mental and “pabula” implies “mental objects” or “mental foods”. Communism and capitalism are essentially materialist philosophies. Both encourage a psychology of material attachment, which in turn encourages the pursuit of money, name, fame,…… Continue reading Psycho-Spiritual Channelisation – the Only Panacea

Párthasárathi Krśńa and Sáḿkhya Philosophy by Shrii Shrii Anandamurti

In analysing Vraja Krśńa, we see that, being the embodiment of Parama Puruśa or Táraka Brahma, He is beyond the reach of philosophy. It is said: Yato váco nivarttante aprápya manasá saha; Ánandaḿ Brahmańo vidván má vibheti kutashcana. [Brahma is the One from whom words and mind return disappointed, after failing to fathom Its depths.…… Continue reading Párthasárathi Krśńa and Sáḿkhya Philosophy by Shrii Shrii Anandamurti

Yoga, Tantra, and Kevalá Bhakti

Today’s subject of discourse is “Yoga, Tantra and Kevalá Bhakti”. In the sphere of spiritual practice, yoga, Tantra and kevalá bhakti, all three, are essential for the realization of Parama Puruśa. We should not ignore any of the three, although [ultimately] Parama Puruśa can only be attained by dint of bhakti – rather, kevalá bhakti…… Continue reading Yoga, Tantra, and Kevalá Bhakti

The Future of Civilization

Modern minds are often perplexed by the fear and doubt of the extinction of the human race within a short period. People deem that civilization is passing through a very critical phase and there is no possible escape from its total annihilation. But this can’t happen. Both individuals and society are dependent on three factors…… Continue reading The Future of Civilization

Mysticism and Spirituality

Those who have established themselves in their spiritual being through the practice of spiritual cult are the real human beings. Others, who do not move on the subtler and sublime path of spirituality, and behave like animals, are humans only in name. Human beings alone have the privilege to do sádhaná (meditation). Animals, because of…… Continue reading Mysticism and Spirituality

Yatamána, Vyatireka, Ekendriya and Vashiikára

In the course of sádhaná the sádhaka [spiritual practitioner] has to pass through four stages: yatamána, vyatireka, ekendriya and vashiikára. There is a shloka [couplet]: Yacchedváuṋmanasi prajiṋastadyacchejjiṋána átmani; Jiṋánamátmani mahati niyacchettadyacchecchánta átmani. [Wise persons first merge their indriyas, sense organs, into their citta, then their citta into aham, then aham into mahat, then mahat into…… Continue reading Yatamána, Vyatireka, Ekendriya and Vashiikára