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.