Tantra Is Sadhana, Sadhana Is Tantra

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Tantra Is Sadhana, Sadhana Is Tantra
Speaker Shrii Shrii Anandamurti
Date 1978 November 6
Time Evening
Place Kolkata, India
Topic Expanding the mind is Sadhana
Included in Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 4
Location in Sarkarverse
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Tantra Is Sádhaná, Sádhaná Is Tantra is a discourse given by Shrii Shrii Anandamurti in Kolkata, India. The discourse was delivered on the evening of 1978 November 6. This discourse is the fourteenth chapter of Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 4.[1]

Synopsis

What is the nature of the sádhaná of human beings? The bondages and mental limitations that afflict human beings exist not in the external sphere, but in the internal sphere. One whose mind is very narrow is a mean-minded person, whereas one whose mind is broad is a great person. Sádhaná broadens and enlarges the mind. How? It is the innate characteristic of the human mind to become as it thinks – Yádrshii bhávaná yasya siddhirbhavati tádrshii [As you think, so you become.] To associate oneself with Parama Puruśa, the Supreme Entity, is the actual sádhaná. There is no one greater than Parama Puruśa; and so when the mind ideates on Him, it expands.

Shrii Shrii Anandamurti

Anandamurti starts the discourse by saying that behind every action there is a particular sound. The sound Ta represents inertness. The first meaning of the word Tantra is liberation from the bondage of crudeness and dullness of mind. Anandamurti then explains that the the root verb Tan means to expand. The second meaning of Tantra is liberation through expansion. Thinking of Parama Puruśa means thinking about the greatest entity - The Supreme Being. Such an ideation makes the mind broaden. Anandamurti goes on saying that expansion is the goal of human life and the means to release ourselves from bondage. Without sádhaná liberation is an impossibility.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b Shrii Shrii Anandamurti Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 4 
Preceded by
The Three Stages of Spiritual Progress
Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 4
With: Tantra Is Sadhana, Sadhana Is Tantra
Succeeded by
The Four Stages of Human Progress