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Electronic Edition of the Works of P.R.Sarkar (Shrii Shrii Anandamurti)

Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar (May 21, 1921 – October 21, 1990), also known by his spiritual name Shrii Shrii Anandamurti was one of the highest expressions of Universal Teacher in human history. He was the founder of Ananda Marga. He was … Continue reading

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Spiritual quantum jump

In my previous post, I described my initiation experience in Istanbul in 1980. Dada K. (the meditation teacher who initiated me) returned to India in 1981. He has been living in India since then. I have not seen him or … Continue reading

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Initiation

The year of 1980 was a turning point in my life. In the summer of 1980 the social unrest in Turkey was getting out of control. On September 12, 1980 the military took over the government promising to end the … Continue reading

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Sometimes it takes courage to become a vegetarian

In 1980, after I became involved with Ananda Marga I felt that I was in a vortex, a wonderful vortex that transformed me completely. The most visible change was my vegetarianism. I became one of the few vegetarians in the … Continue reading

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The Three Factors for Spiritual Elevation

1. Spiritual surrender 2. Spiritual questioning 3. Service I wanted you to see this strongly worded discourse from Baba, especially his comments on pedanticism and his comment that the false vanity of intellect is the worst psychic knot. I find … Continue reading

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A Universal Answer to an American Question on Mystical Feelings

“When do you have the mystical feelings? During shower or when you are shaving?” A Sufi of the Mevlevi order was asked this question by an American journalist during an interview. I don’t know the exact English words of the … Continue reading

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Ideation

English dictionaries define ideation as the process of forming ideas. This word is not very popular in the English language. For reasons that I cannot fathom, the word “ideation” acquired negative connotations in the English language. The Sanskrit word “bhava” … Continue reading

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Mischievous smile

I remember my college days as the happiest days of my life. I suppose this is true for most people. In my case it is curious because those years between 1977 and 1981 were the most painful years for the … Continue reading

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Aham or Ego

Shrii Shrii Anandamurti explains Aham (Ego, “I do” consciousness, or second subjectivity) “Matter is the crudest manifestation of citta and citta is a metamorphosed form of Cosmic Consciousness. The two subtler manifestations of Cosmic Consciousness, the Mahattattva and Ahaḿtattva, are … Continue reading

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Analysis and Synthesis

“Spiritual philosophy is synthetic and those who have chosen this path are proceeding with their sadhana of attaining oneness. Hence, experienced scientists on this path cannot even think of destroying the hard earned emerald glow of the experience of other … Continue reading

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Ananda Purnima 2013

Shrii Shrii Anandamurti was born on May 21 in 1921 on the day of the full moon. We celebrate his birthday on the day of the full moon in May every year. This happy day is known as Ananda Purnima. … Continue reading

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On Different Definitions of Monism

I came across an article written by Michael Shermer in 2004. He is a well-known author and columnist for the Scientific American magazine. In that article he gives a definition for monism: “Dualists hold that body and soul are separate … Continue reading

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Leaving me forever caught within your spell

Can I tell You how I love you? More than words can ever tell Even now the blissful vision’s passing, leaving me forever caught within Your spell The magic of Your light surrounds me, even when I cannot see The … Continue reading

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Baba’s Istanbul Discourses (3): The Supreme Truth

Shrii Shrii Anandamurti visited Istanbul in 1979. I was a third year university student at that time and I did not know about him. He gave 3 lectures in English on September 14 and 15 in 1979.  I missed these … Continue reading

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Baba’s Istanbul Discourses (2): Beware of Dogma

Shrii Shrii Anandamurti visited Istanbul in 1979. I was a third year student in Boğaziçi University at that time and I did not know about him. He gave 3 lectures in English on September 14 and 15 in 1979.  I … Continue reading

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Baba’s Istanbul Discourses (1): Mysticism and Yoga

Shrii Shrii Anandamurti visited Istanbul in 1979. I was a third year student in Boğaziçi University at that time and I did not know about him. He gave 3 lectures in English on September 14 and 15 in 1979.  I … Continue reading

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Baba Nam Kevalam

Baba Nam Kevalam Baba  : the Beloved,  the affectionate way to address the Parama Purusha (God, Cosmic Consciousness) Nam : Name Kevalam : all that exists, all there is The explanation from Ananda Marga web site is: Baba means “my most … Continue reading

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“What Is This World?” Lecture of Shrii Shrii Anandamurti

Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar (May 21, 1921 – October 21, 1990), also known by his spiritual name Shrii Shrii Anandamurti was one of the highest expressions of universal teacher in human history. He was the founder of Ananda Marga. He re-formulated … Continue reading

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Layers of the Mind (Kosha and Loka)

Information about the layers of the mind (Kosha and Loka) can be found in many discourses of Shrii Shrii Anandamurti. The table below is from the book “Idea and Ideology” [1]. You can obtain Shrii Shrii Anandamurti’s publications from Ananda … Continue reading

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Inspiring Metaphors (3): Triangle

Triangle and the 3 Gunas In spiritual philosophy, in some religions, in most esoteric philosophies and in various metaphysical creation theories the triangle and the essence of triangle the number 3 is used as a metaphorical device to refer to … Continue reading

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Ananda Sutram

Ananda Sutram was composed in Sanskrit by Shrii Shrii Anandamurti in the year 1961. It summarizes the Ananda Marga philosophy in sutra format. It consists of five chapters and 85 sutras describing the universe, the mind, the spirit and the … Continue reading

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The Five Fundamental Factors (Bhutas)

The cosmology of Ananda Marga philosophy is known as Brahmacakra or the Cycle of Creation. The 5 fundamental (rudimental) factors mentioned in Brahmacakra refer to the stages of creation where the physical universe emerges from the Cosmic Citta (primordial fabric). In … Continue reading

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Writings of Avadhutika Ananda Mitra Acarya

Avadhutika Ananda Mitra Acarya is a wholetimer in the Ananda Marga organization. Her book “The Spiritual Philosophy of Shrii Shrii Anandamurti” [1] is a very important book as it provides excellent commentary. I will provide short quotes from her book and give … Continue reading

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One and Zero

My teacher Shrii Shrii Anandamurti has a simple advice. I often fail to follow this simple principle. I hope you can. He uses the Sanskrit expression Parama Purusha to refer to God. “Your every action should be with Parama Purusha. … Continue reading

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Spirit of Fight

Regarding the conceptualization of spiritual practice as a “fight” Shrii Shrii Anandamurti should be the first reference because he was very consistent about this message throughout his life. He not only taught it but he practiced it. He exemplified the … Continue reading

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Inspiring Metaphors: Mother and Father

In all cultures there are mythologies and analogies referring to the cognitive (consciousness) and operative (creative) aspects of the Supreme Being. In certain religions like Islam the “mother” metaphor is carefully avoided, instead the 99 attributes of Allah are mentioned … Continue reading

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