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BEACONS OF LIGHT

The Nucleus of the Universe

by Shrii Shrii Anandamurti
The Puruśottama is the nucleus of the Universe, the centre of the Universe, just as the Sun is the centre of this solar system. Similarly Puruśottama – the Parama Puruśa is the centre of this entire cosmos. Just as so many planets directly and so many planets indirectly are moving around the Sun knowingly or unknowingly, similarly, so many animate and inanimate objects are moving around the Parama Puruśa knowingly or unknowingly. They will have to. There is no other alternative. (READ FULL ARTICLE)

“A fundamental conclusion of the new physics also acknowledges that the observer creates the reality. As observers, we are personally involved with the creation of our own reality. Physicists are being forced to admit that the universe is a “mental” construction. Pioneering physicist Sir James Jeans wrote: “The stream of knowledge is heading toward a non-mechanical reality; the universe begins to look more like a great thought than like a great machine. Mind no longer appears to be an accidental intruder into the realm of matter, we ought rather hail it as the creator and governor of the realm of matter. Get over it, and accept the inarguable conclusion. The universe is immaterial-mental and spiritual.”  – R.C. Henry, Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Johns Hopkins University ,  “The Mental Universe” ; Nature 436:29,2005) (source)

EVENTS

We warmly invite you to attend the Winter Bliss retreat at Ananda Kanan 2014 - 2015. Arrival on December 27 and departure on January 1, 2015. The program will include devotional programs that culminate in Akhanda Kiirtana into the New Year.
 
Please contact the Sectorial Office Secretary (SOS), Dada Diiptimanananda for registration and information.

Brochure online available for download
 
Join Jagat Bandhu, Liilamaya and friends for an inspiring weekend focused on the practice of Kirtan and Meditation. For those new to Kirtan, it can be described as a collective meditation done through music, mantra and dance. This retreat will be special in that it will focus on the mantra ‘Baba Nam Kevalam’ which means ‘Only The Beloved’. Part of the practice of Tantra Yoga is to make the mind one pointed on a particular point. It is in the spirit of this tantric practice that this weekend has been designed. By singing ‘Baba Nam Kevalam’ collectively and also ideating individually on the meaning of the mantra, a powerful vibration is created that will allow participants to go deep into that feeling of Divine Love.

PROJECTS

Ananda Marga promotes the all-round welfare of the entire creation. In the words of Nelson Mandela "Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world". Everybody at school is a project for a book made of interviews with prominent or to become prominent people. It starts small to become big and it is published on a dedicated website at:
 
The initiative has been launched by Dada Vimaleshananda as Public Relations Secretary of Ananda Marga in New York Sector. Do you remember any special event that happened at school which have been determining your life today? Any special teacher? These and other questions are part of the interviews which are run in person or by email. For participating to the project please contact prs.nys@gmail.com

GLOBAL NEWS

Prajina Bharati is the official magazine of all the Boards of Ananda Marga Pracaraka Samgha. This current issue carries the list of the newly elected members for all the Boards. The will serve for five years till the next elections. The image is from the most recent DMS held in Purnia, India on 18 - 19 October 2014.
Ananda Marga Village Primary School,R.K.K., Ananda Nagar. One of the 17 complete free schools run by Ananda Marga Pracaraka Samgha around Ananda Nagar eco-village.

NEW YORK SECTOR NEWS

Dr. Pashupati is returning from an eventful trip to India. In the image a blanket distribution in the AMURT headquarter. More images are visible here
Dada Vimaleshananda has arrived to the Bay Area and he will be staying at Los Altos Hills Jagrti. Biking near San Francisco he approached a young person for directions. "Are you a yogi?" he was asked. The person offered a friendly hug as a token of friendship and a few directions. For Dada it was a very relieving experience to be recognized not only for the dress or the religion but also for the style of life.
Dada Muktatmananda is busy with the Food Distribution in Los Angeles which has been growing steady in number of people served almost everyday. Dada is now building a new shed for storing the food and in the middle of the relief activities he has not stopped composing beautiful poems like the one below:

A single thought sends a spark down this living road,
and a pulse quickens down this braiding stream;
In the heart a sentiment arises
just a hair spring weights it toward good or bad.
A light lever opens or shuts a door,
to this tiny bottled up world of a human being.
Hail to you, who keep nobody out!
Who's love is above and beyond all sentiments.
Fear trembles before you,
and love can't escape your gravitational field,
I salute thee with all my heart!

GLOBAL TRENDS

India Appoints Minister Of Yoga
Living up to his promise to promote India's therapeutic traditions, Prime Minister Narendra Modi created a ministry of yoga and alternative therapies for the country this week. (READ MORE)
The Micromovement Method: A fun way for busy people to get things done by Jane on January 6, 2013 in CreativityGoal setting
I recently came across a great technique to help busy people get things done. In the book “Juicy Pens Thirsty Paper” bestselling author Sarkpresents the idea of working in “micro movements”.
Whilst her book is aimed at people who want to write a book, you can use this technique to help you complete any project in a fun and creative way.
What is a micro movement?
It’s a little action step performed at a certain time and day that brings you one step closer to accomplishing your goal. It should take you between 5 seconds and 5 minutes to do. (READ FULL ARTICLE)
Micro-movements for health by Dada Vimaleshananda

Micro-movement are characterized by the rapid and repetitive movement of body parts or body functions. (READ FULL ARTICLE)

Dan Harris explains the neuroscience behind meditation, but reminds us that the ancient practice isn't magic and likely won't send one floating into the cosmic ooze. He predicts that the exercise will soon become regularly scheduled maintenance, as commonplace as brushing your teeth or eating your veggies.
Rajma - Red kidney beans
Recipe by Bhaeravii
If there is a dish that characterizes bean cooking in a pressure cooker, it is Rajma, or rajma chawal, red kidney beans in a thick gravy with whole Indian spices served with rice. Rajma is the name of the dish as well as the name of the bean. While the kidney bean is not of Indian origin (it traveled from Guatemala and Central Mexico), it is an integral part of the Indian vegetarian diet. It is made for special occasions as well as an everyday comfort food, school lunch, and restaurant fare all over India, but considered a North Indian specialty, as the red kidney bean is easily available, cheap, and easy to cook. Many Indians have fond memories of Rajma chawal for Sunday lunch.

(READ FULL RECIPE)
PRABHATA SAMGIITA

2317 (03/02/1985) K

EI NIIL SAROVARERA GÁY,
KAMAL KUMUDA HÁSE UCCHALATÁY

KE BÁ ELO KE BÁ GELO NÁHI TÁKÁY
MAN SHUDHU TÁRI PÁNE DHÁYA
KAMAL KUMUDA HÁSE UCCHALATÁY

KATA JHAŔA BAYE GECHE ASHANI DHÁRÁY
KATA ULKÁR KATA ÁLO JHALAKÁYA
KATA DHÚM KETU ESE PUCCHA NÁCÁY
KICHUTEI NÁHI ÁSE JÁY
KAMAL KUMUDA HÁSE UCCHALATÁY

KATA DIN CALE GECHE, GECHE KATA YUGA
MADHU BHÁRE BHARÁ TABU RAYE GECHE BÚKA
KATANÁ MADHUPA ESE GÁN GEYE JÁY
KICHUTEI MADHU NÁ PHURÁY?
KAMAL KUMUDA HÁSE UCCHALATÁY

EI NIIL SAROVARERA GÁY,
KAMAL KUMUDA HÁSE UCCHALATÁY

This blue lake is singing, the lotus and lily smile overwhelmingly. Without seeing who comes and who goes, the mind rushes only towards Him. How many storms blew off with lightning, meteorites showed many glimpses of light. How many comets came waving their tails, by nothing coming and going was possible. Innumerable days and eras passed off. But the heart remained full of honey. Many bees came and continued singing but the honey did not dry up.

Published by Ac. Vimalananda Avt. - Sectorial Secretary
Ananda Marga New York Sector
97-38 42nd Ave
Corona, NY 11368
ssny@anandamarga.us
Edited by Ac. Vimaleshananda Avt.
Public Relations Secretary
Ananda Marga New York Sector
prsnys@ampsnews.org
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