Patna is the capital of Bihar – India. For Ananda Marga it is a very important place which has seen the growth of the Mission around the year 1978 when Baba gave several Dharshans that are recorded in His books. At distance of 34 years the Margi of Patna has warmly welcomed Rev. Purodha Pramukha A’carya Vishvadeva’nanda Avadhu’ta that is shouldering the spiritual leadership of the Ananda Marga Mission today.
Two days of Dharma Maha Sammelan have required a very thorough preparation expecting an attendance of around 10.000 devotees. When PP Dada arrived the first day all the pandal was already full. He delivered a very complete discourse regarding the eight fold path of Buddha that spanned also in the evening session. The discourse was given in Hindi interspersed with some English words that marked the desire to give the sense of the universality of Ananda Marga ideology.
At the end of the first day the Margi of Patna expressed that they felt the same vibration as at Baba’s time. The procession that happened also in the first day was measured around two miles long. The second day went similarly with a very entertaining and well prepared RAWA program in which the artists prepared by brother Mrinal of Ranchi performed Prabhat Samgiit and a colorful comedy on Prout. Last was a professional performance with table by an invited artist. In the last Day the discourses of PP dada moved on a more devotional tone with a topic centered on “Who is Ba’ba’”. After the discourse a video of Ba’ba’ completed the program leaving a permanent mark in the heart of all devotees present in the event. Margi could not finish to thanks for the program that brought surely more than 10.000 margi all together dancing in bliss and enjoying the spiritual waves.
Next DMS program will be in Ananda Nagar for the end of the year celebration. Already it has been announced a one month Akhanda Kiirtan to happen there ending on New Year’s Eve. There is the confidence that no force can stop Ananda Marga from propagating more and more. New books has been published with particular reference to two university text books by Prof. Mohanty of the Utkal University of Bhuvaneshvar – Orissa. One is on Yoga and the second is on Bhakti. In both of them reference to Ananda Marga ideology is complete and put in context with the known lines of Yoga and Bhakti.
“The flowers of different gardens will unite into a bouquet which will be more, not less, beautiful than the individual flowers themselves.”
“When one’s love is to give pleasure to the Lord and not to enjoy the pleasure for oneself, one’s mind gets metamorphosed into the mind of the Lord.”
“You must create the Great Universe as soon as possible. There will be peace and happiness in the universe, and with one indivisible ideology, humanity will march ahead.”