The Requirements for Sadhana

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The Requirements for Sádhaná
Speaker Shrii Shrii Anandamurti
Date 1978 October
Time Unknown
Place Patna, India
Topic Realizing God is the birthright of human beings
Included in Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 3
Location in Sarkarverse
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The Requirements for Sádhaná is a discourse given by Shrii Shrii Anandamurti on 1978 October 13 in Patna, India. This discourse is the twelfth chapter of Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 3.[1]

Synopsis

You must remember the fact that, to realize Him, age, sex, academic qualifications and such things are not relevant. Great scholars, senior people and mahámahopádhyáya pańd́itas may lag behind, while an illiterate person races ahead and fulfills his or her purpose. You should not have any inferiority complex in your mind regarding age, sex, education, etc. You are His children. It is your birthright to reach Him, irrespective of your status, academic qualification, or age. Make proper utilization of this right.

Shrii Shrii Anandamurti

Anandamurti starts the discourse by presenting Parvatii's questions to Lord Shiva: "What are the minimum qualifications for a sádhaka (spiritual practitioner); and are there any other qualifications such as age, academic skills and so on?" Shiva's answer was that a human body is the sole qualification for performing sádhaná. Anandamurti then explains that the dharma of human beings is different from the dharma of animals or plants. Realizing God within their hearts is the human dharma, and self-surrender is required to achieve this goal. Human dharma, also known as Bhagavata Dharma, has three essentials: expansion of mind, cosmic flow, and service to all. Anandamurti goes on explaining that self-realization is not a bonus given to an intellectual elite, but rather the birthright of all.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b Shrii Shrii Anandamurti Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 3 
Preceded by
Saḿgacchadhvaḿ
Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 3
With: The Requirements for Sádhaná
Succeeded by
Nityaḿ Shuddhaḿ