It Is Better to Die While Following Bhagavad Dharma
|It Is Better to Die While Following Bhagavad Dharma|
|Speaker||Shrii Shrii Anandamurti|
|Date||1978 November 5|
|Topic||Your divine nature|
|Included in||Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 4|
|Location in Sarkarverse|
It Is Better to Die While Following Bhágavad Dharma is a discourse given by Shrii Shrii Anandamurti in Kolkata, India. The discourse was delivered on the evening of 1978 November 5. This discourse is the twelfth chapter of Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 4.
Anandamurti starts the discourse by saying that it is better for human beings to live and die following manava dharma (human dharma) rather than trailing the dharma of others beings. Anandamurti then explains that although humans and animals share some characteristics, it is incorrect to call human beings "rational animals". Animal life is body-centered while human life is an ideological flow. Therefore humans are to follow Bhágavata dharma (divine characteristics). Anandamurti goes on saying that Bhágavata dharma has three distinctive attributes: Vistára (expansion), Rasa (flow) and Sevá (service). Following divine dharma, human beings pave their own path toward liberation.
- Shrii Shrii Anandamurti Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 4
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