The Process of Initiation

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The Process of Initiation
Speaker Shrii Shrii Anandamurti
Date 1956
Place Jamalpur
Included in Ananda Marga Caryacarya Part 1
Location in Sarkarverse
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The Process of Initiation is the second chapter of Ananda Marga Caryacarya Part 1. In this chapter Shrii Shrii Anandamurti described how a child should be initiated in Nama Mantra and any further yogic instruction.[1]

Chapter synopsis

The process of initiation

Sarkar told, when a child will be five years old and will gain some mental awareness, he will need to be initiated in Nama Mantra (the initial process of meditation). A child has to be taught to sit in padmasana (lotus posture), but instead of interlocking the fingers, they may rest one palm upon the other; and keep the spine erect. They will also be taught and instructed to imagine that everything around him or her is Brahma.[1]

When the child will be of twelve years old, he or she will be initiated by an Ananda Marga acarya/a and he/she will be taught Sadharana Yoga and at sixteen or afterwards, they should take initiation in Sahaja Yoga.[1]

The Purodhas may consider imparting lessons in Vishesa Yoga to some initiates who will have special desire to learn higher Yoga. [1]

The Acharya/a should not be paid any fees or remuneration for initiation, but, it will be the duty of the members of Ananda Marga Pracaraka Samgha to help maintain the financial security of the Acárya/ás and purodhás.[1]

Naming the initiated person

If the initiated person does not have a Sanskrit name, then he will be given a Sanskrit name by the Acharya/a or Purodha. The word "deva" should be added as suffix to the name. For women, the suffix "devii" should be added. One will have full liberty to the real surname, but using the Sanskrit name with surname Deva is more recommended.


Preceded by
Infant's Jatakarma: The Naming of and First Feeding of Solid Food to an Infant
Ananda Marga Caryacarya Part 1
With: The Process of Initiation
Succeeded by