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Ananda Marga – A Revolution (Part 2)

On June 4, 2023, Posted by , In Blog,Philosophy, With No Comments

Social Structure In the social sphere, too, both the means and the end adopted in Ananda Marga are revolutionary. They show a change which had never been conceived of before – a change which is not a cyclic change due to the development of the social habits of human beings….

Ananda Marga – A Revolution (Part 1)

On May 7, 2023, Posted by , In Blog,Philosophy, With No Comments

Ananda Marga is a revolution. It is not only a spiritual revolution, but also an economic, social and mental revolution. The economic system, the social structure, the trend of thinking and the spiritual practices prescribed in Ananda Marga are not only new, but something quite different from the established ideas…

The Duty of a Spiritualist

On April 2, 2023, Posted by , In Blog,Philosophy, With No Comments

It has been said that Bhágavat Dharma stands on four legs. The first leg is Vistára (expansion) and the other legs are Rasa (flow), Sevá (service) and Tadsthiti (establishment in the Supreme Entity). Love for the Great, causing one to move ahead towards Him is the basis of “Vistára”. Suppose…

Service to God Is Devotion

On March 5, 2023, Posted by , In Blog,Philosophy, With No Comments

The fundamental idea behind action is expressed in the following sloka: “Karma brahmeti karma bahu kurviita”. The fundamental idea behind knowledge is: “Satyam jiṋánam anantaḿ Brahma.” But the main underlying idea of devotion is: Bhaktirbhagavato sevá bhaktih premasvarúpiniiBhaktiránandarúpa ca bhaktih bhaktasya jiivanam. On the paths of action and knowledge, Parama…

The Science of Action

On February 18, 2023, Posted by , In Blog,Philosophy, With No Comments

What is action? Action is the relative change of position or place of an object. When an object is transferred from one place to another, or when an object acquires a new position temporarily or permanently leaving its former position, we call it an action. When an overweight person loses…

Acoustic Roots

On January 18, 2023, Posted by , In Blog,Philosophy, By , With No Comments

Do you know what a saying is? It is a collection of words. And what is a word? A collection of syllables. And what is a syllable? A collection of letters. And what is a letter? A [sound having a] particular wavelength, or a particular acoustic expression. Everything comes out…

On the Nature of Vrittis (Emotions) and Cakras – The Phenomenology of Tantra (Excerpts)

by Vishal 3-Sept-1996 “Vrttis set the mind in motion (hence the name emotion) so as to understand, act, and react to various external and internal cues as it passes along it’s evolutionary journey from animality to humanity and eventually, to divinity.  The actional expression of the vrttis unfolds in pairs…

The Ascent of the Mind

On July 19, 2022, Posted by , In Blog,Philosophy, With No Comments

Everything in this universe, manifest or unmanifest, abstract or matter, is the playful creation of Prakrti. All entities are the different expressions of the endless dance of Shakti (Supreme Creative Principle) on the vast body of Shiva. Is Puruśa a mute witness in this playful creation of Prakrti? Is it…

Struggle and Progress

On June 19, 2022, Posted by , In Blog,Philosophy, With No Comments

The centrifugal movement that starts from the Macrocosmic Nucleus and moves towards crudity is called the process of Saiṋcara. What influence does the centrifugal force of Saiṋcara exert on the microcosmic body and Macrocosmic body? In the process of Saiṋcara (the first half of the Cosmic cycle) the centrifugal force…

The Base of Life

On May 15, 2022, Posted by , In Blog,Philosophy, With No Comments

A finite entity requires a base for its existence. The base shall not only preserve its “I” feeling in physical form, but it shall also nourish the same every moment with vital energy for that entity. The subtle entity requires a base in exactly the same manner as a physical…