The Three Vital Factors

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The Three Vital Factors
Speaker Shrii Shrii Anandamurti
Date 1965 November 20
Place Ernakulam, India
Topic How to get closer to God
Included in Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 33
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The Three Vital Factors is a discourse given by Shrii Shrii Anandamurti on 1965 November 20 in Ernakulam, India. This discourse is the second chapter of Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 33.[1]


You know, to unite and to unify are two different things. When sand and sugar are mixed together, that physical mixture is unity. They are united: sand and sugar are united. But when water comes in contact with sugar, it is a case of unification. We get sarvat [syrup]. In sarvat, we will not find those separate entities of sugar and water. So your union with the Supreme Father will not be a case of unity, but a case of unification. That supreme unification is the goal of your life, and your march towards Him should be done through three vital factors.

Shrii Shrii Anandamurti

Anandamurti starts the discourse by saying that spiritual aspirants have to bear in mind that they are the offspring of the Supreme Father. Their only goal is to merge in the Supreme, become one with Him. Anandamurti then explains that the three factors in the movement towards the Supreme are: prańipáta (self surrender), pariprashna (questions pertaining to the spiritual goal and not as a mere intellectual debate), and sevá (offering service to all beings without taking anything in return). Anandamurti goes on saying that spiritual aspirants will come in contact with God through these three elements.[1]


  1. ^ a b Shrii Shrii Anandamurti Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 33 
Preceded by
Brahma Cakra
Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 33
With: The Three Vital Factors
Succeeded by
Svábhávika Dharma and Bhágavata Dharma