Leaving Bondage

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Leaving Bondage
Speaker Shrii Shrii Anandamurti
Date 1978 August 17
Place Patna, Bihar, India
Topic The goal of human beings
Included in Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 1
Location in Sarkarverse
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Leaving Bondage is Discourse 13 in the Ananda Vacanamrtam series discussing the mind's importance in liberation given by Shrii Shrii Anandamurti in Patna, India. In this short discourse, Anandamurti states that mind alone is the cause for bondage and liberation.[1]


The mind must always have an object (viśaya). In scriptures, viśaya is known as “ábhoga.” “Ábhoga” means that object which feeds the mind – that is, mental pabulum. If this pabulum is limited, the mind also becomes limited. If the pabulum is infinite, by making an effort to obtain it, the mind becomes infinite. It depends entirely on the will of human beings which pabulum, limited or unlimited, is made their object. Whether a person becomes great or small completely depends on the person’s wish.[1]

Shrii Shrii Anandamurti

Anandamurti states in this discourse that the sole goal of human beings is to leave unithood and to attain cosmichood. Since the mind is in need of an object, it is the responsibility of the individual to chose either the track of bondage or of liberation. He points out the difference between the minds of animals and of human beings. Anandamurti describes the process by which the mind can grow in magnitude to attain liberation.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Shrii Shrii Anandamurti Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 1 
Preceded by
The Consequences of Free Will and Mind
Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 1
With: Leaving Bondage
Succeeded by
"Krsna" and "Rama"