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February 21st, 2007

little house, big sky (by intimaj)

In simple terms, what we have to do is to return home from where we came. We have all come from the Supreme Entity, the Nucleus of the universe. We have to return to the same destination.

The child has played throughout the day away in the fields, and now that evening has come, he returns home. He thinks that his father must have returned home: “Let me return home and sit near him.”

When one is tired of this world and worldliness, one yearns to go back to spirituality – one’s home. And what is our permanent abode, our home? The Supreme Consciousness.

Spiritual practice (sa’dhana’), therefore, is the process of returning home. It is a simple task. It requires no scholarship, no knowledge, no intellectual faculty, no long and tedious lecturing.

Reprinted with permission of Ananda Marga Central Publications. PR Sarkar / Shrii Shrii Ánandamúrti, "Mantra Caetanya" in 'The Thoughts of PR Sarkar', 3rd ed. (Purulia: Ananda Marga Publications, 2005). ©2005 Ánanda Márga Pracáraka Sam'gha.


  1. 1 madhava
    February 22nd, 2007 at 12:19 am

    Wow, this is amazing! Sarkar speaks so beautifully and eloquently and his message is very powerful. All we are trying to do go back to where we came from – Home :)

  2. 2 Roshnii
    February 24th, 2007 at 10:06 pm

    I find interesting the idea of being tired of the world and worldliness. The world is indeed a tiring place. So many sights and sounds we have to process in our minds every minute. Yet spirituality is so simple, so quiet and so sweet. In it we find replenishment and new energy to face the world and all its colours.
    And as Sarkar implies, that stillness and simplicity is what we truly long for.

  3. 3 Dharma
    November 16th, 2007 at 9:53 pm

    Simple. Profound. Complete.

  4. 4 Niila Keshava
    March 24th, 2008 at 7:19 pm

    The words are like secret honey to the devotee. He tip toes silently, like the nite, away from the all the distractions to wisper in the ear the mystery of life.

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