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, SwitzerlandReprinted 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.