Microvitum in a Nutshell

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Microvitum in a Nutshell
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Front cover of the third edition
Author Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar
Language English
Subject Philosophy
Publisher Ananda Marga Publications]
Publication date 1991 third ed. (IND)[1]
Media type print
Pages 158 pp.
Location in Sarkarverse
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Microvitum in a nutshell is a book of 158 pages and 20 chapters preceded by a publisher's note. The book is a compilation of discourses on Microvita theory given between December 1986 and June 1989 in Kolkata and in Anandanagar (Purulia district) India by the philosopher and social reformer Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar aka Shrii Shrii Anandamurti (1921–1990).[note 1]

Contents

The concept of Microvita, introduced for the first time on 31 December 1986 by P.R. Sarkar, is expanded and discussed under various aspects on this book. According to this intuitional theory microvita are entities which come within the realms both of physicality of psychic expression. They are smaller and subtler than physical atoms and subatomic particles, and in the psychic realm they may be subtler than mind–stuff, and contribute to "pure consciousness".[2]

According to the Dutch microvita researcher Henk de Weijer "microvita are tiny little creative catalysing agents. They build atoms of matter, biology and mind, while cooperating with the characteristics of subatomic particles and pure energy".[3]

Starting from the basic concept expressed on this book, the scientist Richard Gautier (aka Ratnesh) highlighted the key involvement of microvita in the structural organization of energy for the creation and maintenance of structures. He wrote: "..without microvita, no physical structure can exist. This because without microvita, energy or prana cannot be organized to become vital energy and create or mantain the existence of a structure."[4]

Text

As stated by the publisher's note on the book's third edition preface[5] all the talks given by P.R. Sarkar on this subject have been compiled and published in English for the first time. Among these are:

  • Discourses translated from the original Bengali: "Sadguru and Microvita” and “Sidereal Year” (that were published for the first time in the third edition). The discourses “Some Examples of Microvita in Daily Life”, “Crude and Subtle Microvita”, “Microvita and Spiritual Attainment”, “Smell and Microvita” and “Disembodied Souls and Microvita”[note 2] were translated from the original Bengali edition of the book Shabda Cayaniká.
  • Discourses directly given in English: “Microvita - The Mysterious Emanation of Cosmic Factor”, “Four Dimensions of Micropsychic Longings”, “Microvitum and Its Effect on Human Body and Human Mind”, “Mobility and Movement of Microvita”, “Microvita and Their Influence on Micropsychic and Macropsychic Corporeal Structures”, “Matter and Abstract” and “Neo-Ethics of Multi-Lateral Salvation”. Most of the questions and answers in the chapters “The Theory of Microvita and Its Possible Effects on Society” and “Questions and Answers on Microvita” were given in English, as were the talks contained in “Some Guidelines for Commencing Microvita Research”. The chapters “Plexi and Microvita” “Microvita and Cosmology” have been compiled from English talks given by the author in seminar training classes.
  • The discourses “Cult, Inference and Propensity” was delivered in English, Bengali and Hindi simultaneously. The Bengali and Hindi portions were translated and incorporated into the English version"

Chapters

Publisher's Note

  1. Microvitum, the Mysterious Emanation of Cosmic Factor
  2. Some Examples of Microvita in Daily Life
    • Some Examples of Microvita in Daily Life – Section A
    • Some Examples of Microvita in Daily Life – Section B
    • Some Examples of Microvita in Daily Life – Section C
  3. Crude and Subtle Microvita
  4. The Neo-Ethics of Multi-Lateral Salvation
  5. Four Dimensions of Micropsychic Longing
  6. Microvita and Spiritual Attainment
  7. Sadguru and Microvita
  8. The Theory of Microvita and Its Possible Effects on Society
    • The Theory of Microvita and Its Possible Effects on Society – Section A
    • The Theory of Microvita and Its Possible Effects on Society – Section B
  9. Questions and Answers on Microvita
    • Questions and Answers on Microvita – Section A
    • Questions and Answers on Microvita – Section B
    • Questions and Answers on Microvita – Section C
    • Questions and Answers on Microvita – Section D
    • Questions and Answers on Microvita – Section E
    • Questions and Answers on Microvita – Section F
    • Questions and Answers on Microvita – Section G
    • Questions and Answers on Microvita – Section H
  10. Microvitum and Its Effect on Human Body and Human Mind
  11. Sidereal Year
  12. Mobility and Movement of Microvita
  13. Smell and Microvita
    • Smell and Microvita – Section A
    • Smell and Microvita – Section B
    • Smell and Microvita – Section C
    • Smell and Microvita – Section D
    • Smell and Microvita – Section E
    • Smell and Microvita – Section F
    • Smell and Microvita – Section G
  14. Disembodied Souls and Microvita
    • Disembodied Souls and Microvita – Section A
    • Disembodied Souls and Microvita – Section B
    • Disembodied Souls and Microvita – Section C
  15. Microvita and Their Influence on Micropsychic and Macropsychic Corporal Structures
  16. Plexi and Microvita
  17. Some Guidelines for Commencing Microvita Research
    • Some Guidelines for Commencing Microvita Research – Section A
    • Some Guidelines for Commencing Microvita Research – Section B
    • Some Guidelines for Commencing Microvita Research – Section C
    • Some Guidelines for Commencing Microvita Research – Section D
  18. Matter and Abstract
  19. Cult, Inference and Propensity
  20. Microvita and Cosmology

References

Footnotes

  1. ^ Between 1955 and 1990 the author wrote in English, Bengali and Hindi. He wrote in the name "Shrii Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar" when treating sociology, economics, philology and various other subjects, and in the name ""Shrii Shrii Ánandamúrti"" when focusing on spiritual topics. Many of his books he gave as dictations; others were compiled from his discourses, some of them in small pocket-books.
  2. ^ The talks contained in the first three of these chapters were published in the 2nd edition of "Microvitum in a Nutshell" but have been revised for the present edition. The talks contained in the remaining two chapters have been translated and published in English for the first time.

Citations

  1. ^ "Microvitum in a nutshell" as it appears on the publisher's web site, Ananda Marga Publications, 2012, retrieved 23 December 2012 
  2. ^ Dalal 2011, p. 325.
  3. ^ de Weijer Nov. 2009.
  4. ^ Ratnesh (Richard Gautier) 1988, p. 59.
  5. ^ Sarkar 1991 third ed., p. 3.

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