The Three Stages of Spiritual Progress
|The Three Stages of Spiritual Progress|
|Speaker||Shrii Shrii Anandamurti|
|Date||1978 November 6|
|Topic||Evolution towards perfection|
|Included in||Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 4|
|Location in Sarkarverse|
The Three Stages of Spiritual Progress is a discourse given by Shrii Shrii Anandamurti in Kolkata, India. The discourse was delivered on the morning of 1978 November 6. This discourse is the thirteenth chapter of Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 4.
Anandamurti starts the discourse by saying that during infancy children have no developed intellect and no one expects them to be responsible for their actions. A Vedic initiation occurs when children develop some maturity of mind; they are taught to pray for God to show them the right path. Anandamurti then explains that the next stage occurs when people are ready to receive their Ista mantra (a personal mantra that helps in identifying with the Supreme Self). This is Tantric initiation. In the next stage people must face a variety of obstacles. And they can no longer tolerate sin or injustice. Anandamurti goes on saying that such human beings eventually attain Godhood. Their actions become noble and benevolent and they keep evolving until they merge in Parama Purusa.
- Shrii Shrii Anandamurti Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 4
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