FIRST JA’GRTI INAUGURATION
INAUGURATION OF MONGHYR JA’GRTI
FEBRUARY, 1956, JAMALPUR, INDIA
An ÁNANDA MÁRGA meditation center is known as a JA’GRTI or “a Center where all efforts are directed to the comprehensive awakening of the society”. ÁNANDA MÁRGA didn’t have yet even a single ja’grti. It had been recently founded; the number of initiated persons was handful and finances were negligible.
Even then through the collective sacrifice and efforts of about fifteen or twenty Sádhakas, a ja’grti was opened in Monghyr.
During the inauguration of this ja’grti Ma’rga Guru gave a significant Discourse which has been published in Subha’s’ita Sam’graha as “SÁDHANÁ AND MADHUVIDYA’”.
Emphasizing the importance of MADHUVIDYA’ (AUTO-SUGGESTION OF COSMIC IDEATION) Guru SHRII SHRII ÁNANDAMÚRTI said,
In the mundane life, finite objects are indispensable. The preservation of existence is not possible by pursuing the path of shreya or ultimate gain all the time. Nevertheless, shreya alone is necessary for one’s supreme spiritual progress and only shreya and not preya, or the immediate and superficial gain, should be pursued. Then how will the Sádhaka maintain the existence during the period of Spiritual practice? He can under no circumstances be advised to follow preya. That’s why the Sádhaka will have to deal with preya in such a manner that it does not become a cause of bondage or extroversion of tendencies, but will instead lead to the introversion of tendencies and thereby to Mukti or liberation. This technique is known as MADHUVIDYA’.
MADHUVIDYA’ teaches you that you can endeavor to attain liberation even while leading a worldly life, provided of course, that before dealing with any object of gratification, you take it with cosmic feeling. While feeding your child you ought to contemplate that you are not feeding your child but giving proper care to the manifestation of Brahma in the shape of a child. When you plough your land, you ought to contemplate that you are giving proper care to the manifestation of Brahma in the shape of land.
If you properly follow MADHUVIDYA’ you can keep yourself aloof from the shackles of actions even though you perform actions.
This MADHUVIDYA’ will pervade your exterior and interior with the ecstasy of Brahma’nanda and will permanently alleviate all your afflictions. Then the ferocious jaws of avidya’ cannot come and devour you. The glory of one and one benign Entity will shine forth to you from one and all objects.