Poverty

August 10th, 2011

Streets of Hong Kong

What we see in the market place and railway stations is the exhibition of half-clad street beggars and lepers – all stretching out their begging bowls, the only means of earning their livelihood. They are fortunate if anybody contemptuously flings a copper coin at them. The old blind beggars wait all day long at the bridge and lift their bowls as soon as someone walks past them.

Subjective and Objective

July 27th, 2011

Tree Silhouettes

Ours is the subjective approach and an objective adjustment – the happy blending between the objective world and subjective goal. While moving towards the subjective goal, you must maintain adjustment with the objective world. There is no other alternative. When the human society is ensconced in this supreme idea, in the very near future it will become more constructive, with proper planning. Humanity of the entire universe will unite, and we are anxiously waiting for that happy moment.

The haves and have-nots

July 14th, 2011

Child beggar

To satisfy their hunger, the haves mis-utilise their physical and intellectual wealth and force the have-nots to become slaves and sinners to try to appease their own hunger. In the background there is a big exploiter; in the front, his agents are half-naked children. This is the cause of the downfall of society.

Reprinted with permission of Ananda Marga Central Publications. PR Sarkar / Shrii Shrii Ánandamúrti, in 'Great Universe, p180' (Ananda Marga Publications). © Ánanda Márga Pracáraka Sam'gha.

The purpose and meaning of life

June 23rd, 2011

Give to Humanity... (repost)

I want every human being to be guaranteed the minimum physical requirements of life; every human being to get scope for the full exploitation of his or her psychic potentiality; every human being to attain absolute truth; and endowed with all the glories and achievements of the world, to march towards the Absolute. In and through this movement, humanity should be made conscious of the purpose and meaning of life.

Reprinted with permission of Ananda Marga Central Publications. PR Sarkar / Shrii Shrii Ánandamúrti, in 'Great Universe, p234' (Ananda Marga Publications). © Ánanda Márga Pracáraka Sam'gha.

Equality

June 6th, 2011

Sunday sunset on Rabat beach

The never-ending effort of proper economic adjustment must ceaselessly continue, fostering the spiritual, mental and physical evolution of humanity and the development of a cosmic sentiment for a world family.

Our progress

May 30th, 2011

budapest

In our socio-economic programme human beings have full liberty in the spiritual and mental spheres. This is possible because the spiritual and psychic entities for which human beings can aspire are themselves unlimited, and one person’s progress in this sphere does not hamper the progress of others in their quests.

But the supply in the physical sphere is limited, and thus any effort for disproportionate or unrestricted acquisition of physical objects may create a vast majority of “have nots”. This hampers the development of the total personality of humanity. So individual liberty must not exceed established limits in the physical sphere. At the same time it must not be so drastically curtailed that a human being’s spiritual, mental and physical growth is hindered.

“Prout”

May 24th, 2011

Butterfly

Society needs an impetus for life, vigour and progress and for this Ananda Marga advocates the “Progressive Utilisation Theory” (PROUT) which calls for progressive utilisation of all factors of the universe. Those who support these principles may be called Proutists.

The Nature of Creation

May 11th, 2011

Forge @ RCS_Z16870

The minimum requirements of every person are the same, but diversity is also the nature of creation. Special amenities should therefore be provided, so that diversities in skill and intelligence may be fully utilised, and talent is encouraged to contribute its best for human development. It will thus be necessary to arrange for some special remunerations to provide special amenities according to the age and time.

But at the same time, there should be constant effort to reduce the gap between the amount of special amenities and the minimum requirements of the average individual. This never-ending effort of proper economic adjustment must ceaselessly continue, fostering the spiritual, mental and physical evolution of humanity and the development of a cosmic sentiment for a world family.

The Personality

May 4th, 2011

A Godly Dance at the Taj

The availability of the minimum essentials of life plays a vital part not only in achieving a world family but also in the development of the personality. This problem should be tackled on a world-wide basis. Every human being must be guaranteed certain minimum requirements. The availability of food, clothing, medical assistance, education and housing should be arranged, so that human beings may be able to utilise their surplus energy in subtler pursuits – energy which until now has been engaged in procuring the essentials of life.

Intellectual hunger

April 21st, 2011

Racines

Let everyone enjoy as much as they like on the subtle mental plane. Let everyone possess as much mental and spiritual wealth as possible. But individual hoarding of mundane resources and wealth must be stopped, even by force if necessary. In reality both physical and mental cravings are born of mental hunger. It is certainly possible to transform the craving for physical enjoyment into intellectual hunger by channeling it towards a different goal through proper education. Human society today is badly in need of such education.

Reprinted with permission of Ananda Marga Central Publications. PR Sarkar / Shrii Shrii Ánandamúrti, in 'Human Society, p75 part 1' (Ananda Marga Publications). © Ánanda Márga Pracáraka Sam'gha.

Mirages

February 15th, 2011

Omega Sunrise

Defective psychology teaches people to look upon the transitory as permanent. People sometimes knowingly, sometimes unknowingly, run after mirages and waste their valuable lives in great frustration.

Reprinted with permission of Ananda Marga Central Publications. PR Sarkar / Shrii Shrii Ánandamúrti, "Shiva's Teachings - 2" in 'Namah Shivaya Shantaya', 3rd ed. (Tiljala: Ananda Marga Publications, 1995). ©1995 Ánanda Márga Pracáraka Sam'gha.

The value of money

February 8th, 2011

International Money Pile in Cash and Coins

The value of money lies in its use. If more money is accumulated than is necessary, it becomes valueless for lack of use. The money you keep idle and valueless makes you responsible for the injustice done to the hungry and the naked.

Spiritual practice does not teach forsaking the world. It teaches the right and correct use of all property, crude or subtle.

Reprinted with permission of Ananda Marga Central Publications. PR Sarkar / Shrii Shrii Ánandamúrti, in 'Supreme Expression, p69 part 2' (Ananda Marga Publications). © Ánanda Márga Pracáraka Sam'gha.

Feeding the human soul

January 31st, 2011

Greed

The aspiration to become rich by exploiting others is a sort of mental malady.

If the eternal hunger of the human soul does not find the real path leading to mental and spiritual wealth, it becomes engaged in the work of depriving others of their rights; it robs them of their material resources.

In most spheres, abundance for one individual takes the bread out of the mouths of others. It is a mental ailment not to understand this common necessity.

No prejudice

January 24th, 2011

Friendship

In our Marga (our way, or path)
humanity as a whole is considered as one family
belonging to the race of human race.

In such a society,
injustice due either to economic background,
sex or racial considerations will be unknown.

Striving ahead together

January 17th, 2011

Crossing paths, sapiens sapiens versus novaehollandiae

Striving ahead together
with the entire Universe
along the path of divinity
is truly the greatest task for humanity

Reprinted with permission of Ananda Marga Central Publications. PR Sarkar / Shrii Shrii Ánandamúrti, in 'Supreme Expression, p27 part 2' (Ananda Marga Publications). © Ánanda Márga Pracáraka Sam'gha.

Becoming One

January 10th, 2011

sunflowers (by marcomagrini)

Let our aspirations be united
Let our hearts be inseparable
Let our minds be as one mind

So that we live in harmony
and become one with the supreme

Importance of Existence

January 3rd, 2011

_ANT VISION_

In this creation
the brilliantly luminous sun
and the insignificant ant
hold the same importance of existence

All of these have combined
to create the world family

Supra-cosmic relation

December 27th, 2010

? Cobija: Corporativa al atardecer - Flickr Meeting at Tusk ?

No created being in this universe is independent by itself,
it cannot exist all by itself.

All of us have a supra-cosmic relation with the rest,
at times prominent, elsewhere indistinguishable.

Loss & profit

December 20th, 2010

The big divide

Those who are at the helm of society are absorbed in strife and suspicion, or in reckoning their loss and profit. They have no desire to think of humanity. There is no room for mercy, sympathy or fellow-feeling. All are self-centred.

Unity & humanity

December 13th, 2010

Curious look

In our present environment there are many divisive tendencies
splitting humanity into mutually belligerent groups.
Spirituality must foster a natural affinity among people,
to unite all humanity.

Reprinted with permission of Ananda Marga Central Publications. PR Sarkar / Shrii Shrii Ánandamúrti, in 'Idea & Ideology, p91' (Ananda Marga Publications). © Ánanda Márga Pracáraka Sam'gha.

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