In the previous discourse I discussed the process of acquiring knowledge. And in the discourse before that I explained the seven types of devayoni. They all come within the scope of ekendriya. To have a clear understanding of this stage of ekendriya, some discussion on the mind stuff is required.
While analysing the nature of the mind, I remember something which is not totally out of context. In Bengali the SamÌskrta word mana (mind) is pronounced â€œmonâ€ and not â€œman.â€ The letter â€œaâ€ (à¦…) has three styles of pronunciation. samÌvrta, vivrta and tiryak.
We live in exciting and transformative times. And a strange paradox has also taken place in these interesting times, one that could grace any story as a great twist. Only it's not fictional. It's true.
In the last 100 years or so, we've rejected many of the old religious dogmas as being irrational and unscientific. And we've been right in doing so. As part of our evolutionary journey we don't need those things any more. The human mind has evolved to such an extent that in our present-day society we have all collectively become intelligent and discerning enough to make the superstitions and rituals of the past redundant. (READ THE FULL ARTICLE)
A free Ananda Marga Village Primary School, Nutun Rola, Ananda nagar run by Ananda Marga Pracaraka Samgha.
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Ananda Marga Gurukula Annual Conference in Asheville, NC
Three different, extreme ontologies exist. The first is dualism in which mind and matter, conscious and energy exist but are not understood to have a relation. The second is materialistic monism in which energy is the single primitive, while consciousness is its derivative. The third is idealistic monism, which is almost the opposite of materialism and only accepts observation, consciousness but denies the existence of energy.
Akhanda Kiirtan in Roberts Creek with Vancouver Margiis. The local Waldorf School welcomed the visit of Dada Vimaleshananda which ended with a short meditation with all the kids. The last days in Canada have been very productive for pracar with a conference on Astaunga Yoga followed by two consecutive Dharma Cakras in Vancouver. One initiation. In Portland brother Mukunda arranged the visit to the prison where a conference was given and 11 inmates have taken initiation. Brother Mukunda continues the pracar in the prison with a biweekly class. In Portland Dada was invited by the Department of Psychology of Reeds College to give a lecture on Consciousness.
Its applesauce season. Right now is the perfect time to head to a farmerâ€™s market or local orchard and buy lots and lots of apples. Every supermarket has at least five varieties. They all taste different, respond differently to heat--firm apples hold their shape, tender apples break down to make fast sauce. An apple a day: age-old advice that still makes a lot of sense. Apples contain an ample dose of fiber (two-thirds of which is in the peel), some potassium, and a modest amount of vitamin C. (READ FULL RECIPE)