Attaining peace

January 17th, 2012

I fought the war, but the war won't stop for the love of God...

To shout “Peace” has become a fashion of the day in this world. But can such shouting bring about any result? There is no other way of establishing peace except by fighting against the reasons that disturb the peace.

Morality

January 10th, 2012

Faris Odeh - Al-Aqsa Intifada.

Whoever violates the principles of morality (Yama-Niyama) should not get the opportunity of representing the people. If power is given to an incompetent person, it will be equivalent to leading society astray in cold blood.

Reprinted with permission of Ananda Marga Central Publications. PR Sarkar / Shrii Shrii Ánandamúrti, in 'Social Value and Human Cardinal Principle' (Ananda Marga Publications). © Ánanda Márga Pracáraka Sam'gha.

Social spirit

January 3rd, 2012

Help Others

Humans are beings of social inclination. Persons with social spirit must always remember that those who have little strength and ability at their disposal. Those who have not, by Nature, been endowed with the power to survive the struggle for life, must always be led along in companionship. The greater this effort to accompany the helpless people, the more civilised those persons are, and the more proper their judgement. They are the really social-minded individuals, who accept in warm embrace the so-called low, base or discarded people.

Reprinted with permission of Ananda Marga Central Publications. PR Sarkar / Shrii Shrii Ánandamúrti, in 'Supreme Expression, p119 part 2' (Ananda Marga Publications). © Ánanda Márga Pracáraka Sam'gha.

Sharing intellect

December 27th, 2011

Freedom...

In regard to intellect, living beings may be divided into two main groups – those who want to share their wisdom, and those who do not want to. The more a group favours the sharing of wisdom, the more is their social instinct; and those who do not, their collective social mind cannot develop in the proper way due to lack of mutual understanding.

Reprinted with permission of Ananda Marga Central Publications. PR Sarkar / Shrii Shrii Ánandamúrti, in 'Supreme Expression, p119 part 2' (Ananda Marga Publications). © Ánanda Márga Pracáraka Sam'gha.

Education

December 20th, 2011

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In every sphere of life – social, economic, mental and spiritual – making human beings conscious of their rights leads to the expansion of knowledge, and the full application of these rights is called the cultivation of science. Neglected people who, for whatever reasons, have not pursued knowledge and science, should be given full opportunities. There should be no discrimination.

Reprinted with permission of Ananda Marga Central Publications. PR Sarkar / Shrii Shrii Ánandamúrti, in 'Human Society, p61 part 1' (Ananda Marga Publications). © Ánanda Márga Pracáraka Sam'gha.

Solving problems

December 13th, 2011

Prayers on the go !!

Problems will not be solved only by making a useless fuss over them. Only the spirit to fight against all odds can solve the problems confronting humanity. March ahead against all difficulties, all impediments. Victory is sure to embrace you. Difficulties and encumbrances cannot be more powerful than your capacity to solve them. You are the sons and daughters of the great Supreme Consciousness. Be Sadvipras and make others also Sadvipras.

Sadvipras

December 6th, 2011

Cow Parsley

Sadvipras are those whose efforts are directed towards the attainment of Bliss. They are strong in morality and always ready to wage war against immoral activities. Those who strictly adhere to the principles of morality, are ensconced in sacrificing service (Tapah) and are ready to wage war against immoralists are Sadvipras. Only those sadvipras are safe from destruction and extinction who can work for the welfare of the human society. Therefore, it becomes the prime duty of everyone to make themselves and others Sadvipras.

Love for humanity

November 30th, 2011

roots of love

Building anything on humanistic lines requires a foundation of real love and affection for humanity. A truly benevolent society will never come into being under the leadership of those who are solely concerned with profit and loss. Where love is paramount, the question of personal loss or gain does not arise. The basic ingredient for building a healthy society is simply genuine love; how then is it possible to establish such a society through coercion or legal compulsion?

Reprinted with permission of Ananda Marga Central Publications. PR Sarkar / Shrii Shrii Ánandamúrti, in 'Human Society, p73 part 1' (Ananda Marga Publications). © Ánanda Márga Pracáraka Sam'gha.

Honesty

November 24th, 2011

Clouds of Honesty

In this transitional period of civilisation, honesty in individual life is a prime necessity. We have to remain ever vigilant that the negativity of petty self-interest does not shroud this supreme human treasure. With the extinction of honesty, civilisation will not survive, the long effort (sadhana) of the human race will go in vain, and our intellectual achievements will become meaningless.

Against oppression

November 17th, 2011

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The absence of universal spirit is the root of all atrocities. Strong people are torturing the weak. Powerful human groups are exploiting the weaker ones. Under such circumstances, it is the duty of good people to declare war on the oppressors. It will not be of use to sit quietly for an indefinite period in the hope that only moral preaching will be fruitful. All good people have to be united. There should be continuous preparation for war against the oppressors.

Losing control

November 10th, 2011

Bismarck

Many people say that different national interests are the only hurdle in the formation of a world body. In my opinion, this is not the only obstruction, rather, this is just a minor difficulty. The real cause lies in the local leaders’ fear of losing their control. Upon the establishment of the world federation, the powerful influence which they enjoy today in different countries will cease to exist.

Reprinted with permission of Ananda Marga Central Publications. PR Sarkar / Shrii Shrii Ánandamúrti, in 'Problem of the day, p30' (Ananda Marga Publications). © Ánanda Márga Pracáraka Sam'gha.

Politicans

November 3rd, 2011

Politicians...

Those who make attempts to disturb human unity are mainly motivated by group politics. This malady is more dangerous than germs. It gradually brings about a complete destruction of the various attributes of the human mind: fine taste, simplicity, spirit of service, etc. In this, the party stamp is more valuable than the individual ability. To politicians the main objective is not social service but the ministry. To deceive the masses to exhibit political acrobats – all these are very common with them. Without trying to mend themselves they want to do everything only through their eloquence.

Reprinted with permission of Ananda Marga Central Publications. PR Sarkar / Shrii Shrii Ánandamúrti, in 'Supreme Expression, p143 part 2' (Ananda Marga Publications). © Ánanda Márga Pracáraka Sam'gha.

The human family

October 27th, 2011

Unity in Diversity

The one who exploits the masses is also a person; this must never be lost sight of even for a moment. The human family is a conglomerate of different elements of the human race. Reforming and guarding against human frailties with a liberal and tolerant outlook, we have to proceed together towards the path of benevolence.

The future of the human race

October 20th, 2011

Candle light

The flame of a lamp lights up countless lamps. The touch of a great personality wakes up innumerable sleeping hearts. In the same way, the eternal glow of the boundless e’lanvital of Cosmic Consciousness has been illuminating the life lamp of universal humanism since time immemorial, is illuminating and will do so in future even more intensely. That is why I say, the future of the human race is not dark, rather it is strikingly resplendent.

True leaders

October 13th, 2011

War and Peace

The poverty and misery of people in any country are the sins of the leaders. True leaders should always be vigilant and think how to work best for the human society; they must be ever cautious that under their guidance the people are not led to darkness, death and immorality.

Reprinted with permission of Ananda Marga Central Publications. PR Sarkar / Shrii Shrii Ánandamúrti, in 'Supreme Expression, p143 part 2' (Ananda Marga Publications). © Ánanda Márga Pracáraka Sam'gha.

The visionary world

October 6th, 2011

? marguerites ? daisies ?

One must remember, theories are not the liberators of human beings. The liberator is that lofty ability which helps to keep open every small or large vista of sentient existence – that vigorous capability which fuses the hard reality of existence with the ultimate reach of the visionary world.

Reprinted with permission of Ananda Marga Central Publications. PR Sarkar / Shrii Shrii Ánandamúrti, in 'Human Society, p77', 1st ed. (Ananda Marga Publications). © Ánanda Márga Pracáraka Sam'gha.

Duty

September 29th, 2011

Sunset

Your duty is threefold. Your first duty is to observe morality and do intuitional practices. Without this you cannot have mental determination. Your next duty is to unite the moralists of the world, otherwise righteousness (dharma) will not endure. This will be your real duty. You will become great by this, for ideation of the Great makes one Great. At the third stage, you will have to mercilessly fight against sin wherever it has inhabited the world. You will have to propagate this mission from door to door.

Reprinted with permission of Ananda Marga Central Publications. PR Sarkar / Shrii Shrii Ánandamúrti, in 'Supreme Expression, p33', 2nd ed. (Ananda Marga Publications). © Ánanda Márga Pracáraka Sam'gha.

Dogma and Exploitation

September 22nd, 2011

The Source

Very often we say that a particular individual or a particular community of people is badly exploited. Then, what we mean by “exploited” is this, that they are exploited in the economic stratum. But if we penetrate deeply into the matter, we shall discover that the exploitation has not been only in the economic stratum, but also in the other strata of human existence, in different forms, on various pretexts.

When there is exploitation on the physical level, it is not necessarily economic in nature in all cases; it is mostly social. For instance, the vested interests inject, at a certain stage, inferiority or superiority complexes in the public mind and at a much later stage, use those psychic complexes for social or economic exploitation. This exploitation on the psychic level is mostly perpetrated, in the first phase, through dogma.

Freedom

September 15th, 2011

it depends on the cage you're in

If a flying bird is caged for long, it loses its ability to fly. If the door of its cage is unfastened accidentally, it thinks, “What benefit will I derive flying in the distant blue sky? Let me pick up seeds, sitting on the perch of my little cage.”

Now, if people have been educated in a distorted manner and their minds crippled, they are unable to stand independently. If their minds have been molded by propaganda for a long period, they cannot utilise the opportunity for freedom even if it presented to them.

Exploitation

September 9th, 2011

income inequality within (and among the) feet of Wall Street

The ills perpetrated in society are in a great measure created by the exploiters themselves. To swell their bank balances the exploiters create an artificial scarcity of food, clothes and other necessary consumer goods, and loot profits. Those who have no buying capacity for high-priced food and clothes take to stealing and other shady methods in order to meet their bare necessities. These ill-fed, ill-clad flocks of poor wretches work for these greedy black marketeers and smugglers. When apprehended, it is they who are penalised – the rich escape on the strength of their influence.

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