The Four Stages of Human Progress
|The Four Stages of Human Progress|
|Speaker||Shrii Shrii Anandamurti|
|Date||1978 November 7|
|Topic||Four steps toward perfection|
|Included in||Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 4|
|Location in Sarkarverse|
The Four Stages of Human Progress is a discourse given by Shrii Shrii Anandamurti in Kolkata, India. The discourse was delivered on the morning of 1978 November7. This discourse is the fifteenth chapter of Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 4.
Anandamurti starts the discourse by saying that genuine progress is determined by the psychic and spiritual effort one makes on the path toward perfection. Anandamurti then explains the four stages of progress. In the first stage a person tries to make sincere efforts to attain the goal. In the second stage, determination helps one to attain some degree of control over propensities. In the third stage, one gains full control over one tendency. In the fourth and last stage, all propensities are brought under full control. At that point, it is vital to surrender the ego to Parama Purusa so as to avoid degeneration. Anandamurti goes on saying that this is how human beings advanced in the past and will advance in the future.
- Shrii Shrii Anandamurti Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 4
Tantra Is Sádhaná, Sádhaná Is Tantra
|Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 4
With: The Four Stages of Human Progress
Ye Yathá Máḿ Prapadyante