It is said that the path of human progress is chiefly divided into four stages: yatamaÌna, vyatireka, ekendriya and vashiikaÌra (the four stages in the development of a spiritual personality). These stages are applicable to the three strata of human life: the material, psychic and spiritual worlds.
â€œYatamaÌnaâ€ is derived from the SamÌskrta root verb â€œyataâ€ + suffix â€œshaÌnacâ€ and means â€œone who is endeavouringâ€ (the effort is still continuing). In a previous Dharma Maha Cakra (a spiritual congregation) I spoke at length about yatamaÌna. Now is yatamaÌna only a mental effort, or only a physical effort, or does it emanate from a realm higher than the mind? (READ FULL ARTICLE)
News from Ananda Nagar Yoga Wellness Center
We have wonderful news â€“ the four buildings housing the Ananda Marga Yoga Wellness Center in Ananda Nagar, India, are finally completed!! You will love our one-acre Centerâ€™s mystical beauty and vibration. And especially because here you will be able to radically improve your all-round health, physically and spiritually. (SEE THE FULL ANNOUNCEMENT)
Ananda Marga Gurukula Annual Conference in Asheville, NC
The preparation for the next Crimson Dawn Special Edition has already started. We are calling for original articles professionally written or academically graded which can be included in this very special edition.
The subject is Sadhana in the light of the Stages of Psycho-Spiritual development (Yatamana, Vyatireka, Ekendriya and Vashikara).
Ãnanda MahÃ¡rlikÃ¡ Master Unit & Ãnanda MÃ¡rga Palawan Community Centre is the combination of a Master Unit and Ãnanda MÃ¡rga Community. It is a 6 Hectares land owned by Ãnanda MÃ¡rga. It is divided into two main sections. The first Section of 2 Hectares is allocated for Master Unit. The Second Section of 4 Hectares has been subdivided into 40 lots. Each lot made of 1,000 Square Meters has been leased for 99 Years to different mÃ¡rgii all over the world. So far all lots have been leased out. Among the leaser we have single, families and ÃcÃ¡ryas. We envision to have a big community of mÃ¡rgii living together in harmony with those who are living within the Master Unit. (READ FULL PROJECT)
You blossomed in an unknown colour and form;
You spread a wave of light into the well of gloom.
In that significance You have swung the celestial world;
only a particle of that vibration makes the earth forget itself.
You brought a jingling sound into the hearts of all.
You became manifested in a new form,
You became manifested in a new form.
A stream of compassion pours forth today,
overflowing the human mind
and filling the tongues of the ignorant and speechless
with sweet words.
They welcome You with lamp and incense.
20 Reasons To Start Your Day With Water and Lemon With A Pinch of Salt
Detox programs sing the praises of lemon and water, one of the daily food practices of the Ananda Margiis. Adding lemon to water not only quenches thirst better than any other beverage, but it also nourishes our body with vitamins, minerals and trace elements which we absolutely need. Lemon with water can be considered the best natural energy booster. When we wake up in the morning, our bodily tissues are dehydrated and are in need of water to push out toxins and rejuvenate the cells. In other words, this homemade â€œlemonadeâ€ helps eliminate internal toxins, regulating proper kidney and digestive tract functions by forcing them to work as smoothly as possible. (READ MORE)
Published by Ac. Vimalananda Avt. - Sectorial Secretary