Your Only Object of Ideation

May 21st, 2007

better shot of the spiral (by zen♪)

So many scriptures say so many things, and they are sometimes contradictory to one another. Now what to do? What is an ordinary man to do? Whom to follow and whom not to follow?

There are so many social codes in the world. And amongst intellectuals there are so many diversities of opinion. One intellectual doesn’t express, doesn’t recommend, doesn’t support, the views of others. And it is the greatest weakness of intellectuals that they always encourage disunity. They always support heterogeneity.

Then where lies the secret of Dharma? Dharma means spirituality – not spiritualism, but spirituality.

Now the Supreme Entity, the Controlling Entity, the final stance of Dharma, lies covert within one’s own ‘I’ feeling. That is, you are to search internally and not externally. Everything is within you, because the Parama Purus’a always remains with you, within the very core of your heart. So search within, O spiritual aspirant, not without, but within – within your very existence.

Your only object of ideation is that Parama Purus’a, and not any dogmas, not any scriptures.

- 13 May 1979, Fiesch, Switzerland

Reprinted with permission of Ananda Marga Central Publications. PR Sarkar / Shrii Shrii Ánandamúrti, in 'Ananda Vacanamrtam part 12', 1st ed. (Ananda Marga Publications). © Ánanda Márga Pracáraka Sam'gha.

4 Comments

  1. 1 jnanesh
    June 15th, 2007 at 5:42 am

    how may I see the whole article

  2. 2 jnanesh
    June 15th, 2007 at 5:43 am

    very good darshan

  3. 3 Premasagar
    June 15th, 2007 at 8:29 am

    Thanks for your comments, Jnanesh.

    We’d love to be able to offer whole articles and discourses, but that brings up a few copyright issues. We hope to resolve these issues for the future…

    You can purchase books by PR Sarkar (or in his spiritual pen-name Shrii Shrii Anandamurti) at Ananda Marga Publications.

  4. 4 Number seven of earth
    July 14th, 2008 at 10:48 am

    this is so true, the dogmas of different sects or religions i sometimes compare to fashion or politics, to have someone else tell you what to think or believe so that you do not need to find out for yourself.

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