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Hari Pari Mańdala

In the scriptures and kiirtanas the word “Haripari mańd́ala” is often mentioned. You know that for a devotee, the dearest entity is Parama Puruśa or Hari as He is the only entity in this universe which lasts for eternity. Parama Puruśa alone remains with humans until the end; all other entities are finite, limited. Only… Continue reading Hari Pari Mańdala

Dharma Is Your Real Friend

In an ideal society, every soul ought to get complete scope for development without any impediment. But in a transitional period, when one era is about to end and the next one is yet to dawn, a critical situation arises in social life. How the Giitá Addresses a Critical Situation Yá Bhagavatá giitá sá Giitá… Continue reading Dharma Is Your Real Friend

Bhakti, Mukti and Parama Puruśa

The subject of today’s discourse is “Bhakti, Mukti and Parama Puruśa”. [The existence of] living beings, and especially of human beings, is based on four principles, four fundamentals: physical; physico-psychic; psychic and psycho-spiritual; and pure spiritual. These four strata are known as caturvarga in Sanskrit. But human endeavours and human expressions are trifarious. Existence itself… Continue reading Bhakti, Mukti and Parama Puruśa

Ádarsha and Iśt́a

The subject of today’s discourse is “Ádarsha and Iśt́a.” Now, what is Ádarsha and what is Iśt́a? We are all constantly on the move: each and every entity of the universe from the huge dinosaurs to the smallest blade of grass is in a state of constant motion – nothing is fixed, nothing is static.… Continue reading Ádarsha and Iśt́a

An Ideology for a New Generation

Discourse N. 10 from Liberation of Intellect: Neohumanism by Shrii Prabhat Rainjan Sarkar The Supreme Functional Entity(1) carries on its work according to a particular system, and this system is what we call “nature”. The system follows a general stream, but in some cases, in the path of its movement, some abnormality is expressed, although… Continue reading An Ideology for a New Generation

The Cult of Spirituality – the Cult of Pinnacled Order

The following discourse of Shrii Shrii Anandamurti has been published on the most recent issue of Prajina Bharatii – the offical magazine of all Boards of Ananda Marga Pracaraka Samgha. 3 June 1990 DMC, Anandanagar You know, spiritualism and spirituality are not the same thing. “Spiritualism” means something which concerns ghosts, and “spirituality” is something… Continue reading The Cult of Spirituality – the Cult of Pinnacled Order

The Ten Characteristics of a Dhármika

The nature of an object is determined by certain distinct characteristics. Regarding the characteristics of a person following the path of dharma, it has been said in the Vedas; Dhrti-kśamá damo’steyam shaocam indryanigraha, Dhiirvidyá satyamkrodhah dashakamdharmalakśańam. “Dhrti”. The word “dhrti” has a number of meanings, the most important being “patience”. It is not at all… Continue reading The Ten Characteristics of a Dhármika

AMURT – Flood Relief in Mozambique

Amurt is doing relief to those affected by floods in late January in Xai-Xai, Mozambique. At present we are serving hot porridge daily in one camp with 1650 people, about 174 families who evacuated from the low lands. Donations are accepted here: https://www.facebook.com/AnandaMargaUniversalReliefTeamAMURT/app_445906432119372

This World and the Next

I will speak today mainly from the Kat́hopaniśad, yet paiṋcakośas (the five layers of mind) and saptalokas (the seven realms of existence) will occupy the major part of my discourse. Proper knowledge about these five layers and seven realms helps sádhaná a great deal. Human beings are generally acquainted with their kámamaya kośa (conscious or… Continue reading This World and the Next