Lord Buddha's Cardinal Principles

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Lord Buddha's Cardinal Principles
Speaker Shrii Shrii Anandamurti
Date 1979 May 30
Time Evening
Place Valencia, Spain
Language English
Topic Astaunga Marga
Included in Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 12
Location in Sarkarverse
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Lord Buddha's Cardinal Principles is the second discourse given by Shrii Shrii Anandamurti in Valencia, Spain. The discourse was delivered in English on the evening of 1979 May 30. This discourse is the 28th chapter of Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 12.[1]


Now when I started Ananda Marga, I wanted all humanity to stand upon the strict code of cardinal principles, human values, and spirituality; and when I saw everything internally I came to the decision that there are so many loopholes in human society. Human beings came here about ten lakhs of years ago, but they have not yet been able to form a well-knit social order. We require a strong social order. That’s why I had to create another branch of philosophy, known as “PROUT”, through which we are to remodel the social order so that nobody is compelled to do anything, nobody is compelled to resort to immorality, for want of food or clothes or other necessaries of life. So this is firm determination. It is the first requisite factor, as Lord Shiva said. “Phaliśyatiiti vishvása siddherprathama lakśańam.

Shrii Shrii Anandamurti

Anandamurti starts the discourse by introducing Lord Buddha and His eight-fold path. He then explains that "Buddha" means intuitive knowledge, acquired through spiritual practice. Anandamurti goes on explaining the meaning of each cardinal principle, namely: Samyak Darshana, Samyak Saḿkalpa, Samyak Vak, Samyak Ájiiva, Samyak Vyáyáma, Samyak Karmánta, Samyak Smrti, and Samyak Samádhi.[1]


  1. ^ a b Shrii Shrii Anandamurti Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 12 
Preceded by
The Value of Dance
Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 12
With: Lord Buddha's Cardinal Principles
Succeeded by
Select Your Object Very Carefully