The Three Factors for Spiritual Elevation

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The Three Factors for Spiritual Elevation
Speaker Shrii Shrii Anandamurti
Date 1978 August 10
Place Patna
Included in Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 1
Location in Sarkarverse
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The Three Factors for Spiritual Elevation is the sixth discourse given by Shrii Shrii Anandamurti in the series Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 1.[1]


In this discourse, Anandamurti discusses the three factors of spiritual elevation or Agragati. Agragati depends on three factors – prańipáta, pariprashna and sevá.[1]

You have come for a very short span of time. Therefore utilize the time to the maximum. Serve the world with the feeling of service. Render service in all the spheres of life – physical, psychic and spiritual.

— Shrii Shrii Anandamurti

Prańipáta means complete surrender to the Eternal Entity, Parama Purusa.[1]

Pariprashna means questions and issues related to a person's spiritual elevation.[1]

Sevá means "selfless service". When an individual is doing Sevá, it should be done selflessly without expecting anything in return. If an individual expects something in return, it is called business and not Sevá.[1]

Anandamurti also discusses prapatti and aprapatti. Prapatti means "full self-submission", In this expression, a devotee feels— "everything is done by Paramátman, by the Divine Entity". On the other hand, Aprapatti means the mental attitude that all is done by individuals.[1]

With these three factors, a person will get spiritual elevation. Except for these three, nothing else will be of any benefit.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Shrii Shrii Anandamurti Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 1 
Preceded by
Refuge for All
Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 1
With: The Three Factors for Spiritual Elevation
Succeeded by
The Culmination of Devotion