Published by Ac. Vimalananda Avt. - Sectorial Secretary
Ananda Marga New York Sector
97-38 42nd Ave
Corona, NY 11368
Edited by Ac. Vimaleshananda Avt.
Public Relations Secretary
Ananda Marga New York Sector
LEARNED AND EDUCATED
(quote from the Discourses of Shrii Prabhat Rainjan Sarkar)
What is samÌgiita or music? Singing, the playing of instruments and dancing are together called â€œsamÌgiitaâ€. Where there is only singing and the playing of instruments but no dance, it is called â€œgiitaâ€. In the time of the MahaÌbhaÌrata, what KrsÌnÌa said was called â€œGiitaâ€ because He only told it, he did not dance. If KrsÌnÌa had explained the nature of Dharma while dancing, then it would not have been called â€œGiitaâ€, it would have been called â€œSamÌgiitaâ€. (read the all discourse given on June 15 1970 in Ranchi, India)
Samgiita means the combination of vocal music, instrumental music, and dance. Prabhat was the given name of the composer of these songs, so the school of music that these songs embody has been named PrabhÃ¡t Samgiita. The word prabhÃ¡ta also means â€œdawn.â€ PrabhÃ¡t Samgiita heralds the dawn of a new era of music.
The composer, Shrii Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar, initiated this school of music (gharana) in Deoghar, in the eastern Indian state of Bihar, on September 14, 1982, in the sixty-first year of his life. By October 21, 1990, the day of his departure from this world, he had completed 5018 songs, a number surpassing that of any known composer before him. This volume presents the lyrics of the first 200 songs with their English translations. They are mostly in Bengali, but in other languages as well.
On the upward movement unto light, I shall not yield to any obstacle.
However strong storms shall become; I won't be subdued in their thrashing.
The responsibility that I have taken on, I consider the vow of my life.
Until I attain my objective, I shall not stop on the path under any circumstance.
I shall proceed forward on the path of morality, ignoring thunders and meteors.
I shall not fear frowning and sinful powers. (Translation from the original Bengali)
Akhanda Kiirtan in Ananda Marga Center of New York is a regular event every first Sunday of the month. Here is the last venue after the celebration.
Happy Birthday Tejasvii! This is the image of Dada Shubhacetananda trying to feed the growing new margi in Houston, TX . Dharma Cakra and Akhanda Kiirtan was performed with an attendance of 18 .
Kaoshiki Day was celebrated at Ananda Marga of Los Altos Hills Jagrti. September 6 - 1978 Shrii Shrii Anandamurti added this beautiful dance for the welfare and health of all, particularly of all women. Kaoshiki cures more than 22 different diseases. In the picture some of the margi at Los Hills Jagrti. More pictures are visible on the media page of the website anandamargaoflosaltoshills.ampsnews.org
Here is how brother Ragu Das reports for the event:
Sisters and brothers Namaskar:
KAO SHI KI DAY SEPTEMBER 6, 1978 IN LOS ALTOS HILLS, CA, USA
UP COMING EVENT: PRABHAT SAMGIITA DAY IS SEPTEMBER 14
Dr. Andal, IIT, Chennai, now in Australia, Gave brief orientation on Kaoshiki
in Los Altos Hills, CA, USA. Mrs &Mr. Andal lead DC & Kaoshiki Day.They
were with BABA when Koshiki is being taught & demonstrated before HIM
Click on to listen to Dr. Andal's Kaoshiki Dance Orientation & Practice.
Visited other centers in bay area doing prachar-Volunteer Social Service.
Dada Unmantrananda is again in Lebanon after the last humanitarian crisis affecting Syria. He is doing assessments of the situation and coordinate AMURT help for refugees. The picture refers to a previous activity of stove distribution among the Syrian refugees in Lebanon.
It is sad for me to know the news of passing away of Acarya Ashesananda Avadhuta. He was one of the senior Sanyasi of Marga.His last posting was in Manila sector.He had been sick since long in Bangkok.When he became very ill,he moved to Varanasi,India a year ago. He was staying in MG quarter of Varanasi and getting his treatment. He died at 1 AM, Monday September 2nd 2013.He served our beloved mission of Baba more than forty five years. He was very hard working missionary of mission.I can not forget to add the name of margi brother Ajita kumar who served him day and night.
Acarya Iishvarakrsnananda Avadhuta
Recipe of the Month
Baked Apple Lattice-top Apple Pie
5 to 6 Granny Smith apples (make sure they can stand on their own) 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon or cardamom 1/4 cup sugar 1 tablespoon brown sugar Pie crust (homemade or pre-made).(read more)