“If I wish to remember anybody, I will remember only that One Entity and not many. If I repeat anybody’s name, I will repeat only the name of Parama Puruśa. If I ever offer any salutation, I will only offer salutation to the Supreme One and no one else.”
The Rule is, if you pay Salutations to a man, you should say “Namaskár”, but if you offer salutations to Parama Puruśa, you must say “Namaste.”
Namaste means “I offer my reverence to Thee.”
Man are greeted with the word “Namaskár” because they are considered to be the expressions of the Supreme Being.
Man should not be greeted with “Namaste.”
In case of Parama Puruśa only – “Namaste” is permissible. — from Discourse “Relativity and the Supreme Entity” by SHRII SHRII ÁNANDAMÚRTI on 29 November 1971 DMC, Calcutta, INDIA
Yantra in ÁNANDA MÁRGA named ‘PRATIIKA‘ was devised by SHRII SHRII ÁNANDAMÚRTI which represents the outward expression of BELOVED GURU SHRII SHRII ÁNANDAMÚRTI.
Beloved BA’BA’ has invented viewing 1000 of years existed Yantra and with proper knowledge consecrated this “PRATIIKA” to bring success and harmony and also to remove the malicious influence of negative force for all time, who uses this “PRATIIKA” with proper Ideation and meaning.
This “PRATIIKA” is an emblem of “ÁNANDA MÁRGA” and it has a triangle with upward vertex which represents the Physical world. If we see the vertex which goes from a point to the base of the triangle, it represents the individuals association with society that is Actional faculty leading to “SEVA”.
The triangle with the downward vertex represents the Inner truth which is Self Knowledge. If we see the vertex which goes from the base of the triangle coming to a point, it represents one moving towards the Object of Ideation.
A Yantra is usually constructed with Bindu at the centre and it encompass this Supreme Terminus usually which takes the form of a Geometric design or Hexagram.
The “PRATIIKA” has a whole is grounded with four gateways in the fundamental directions having a “Svatiska” where Lord SHRII SHRII ÁNANDAMÚRTI’s Abode guaranteeing Liberation to become Victorious in this very life.
Yantra such has “PRATIIKA” can be inscribed in many ways and worn on one’s body like a garland of Knowledge, Action and Devotion using different materials as per one’s own interest buying them through proper channel and system for reminding us about our Is’t'a (Object of Ideation) and our Desideratum always.
The A’nanda Ma’rga Emblem
It was during 1979 , in the Jagrti at : 511 Jodhpur Park , Kolkata (Calcutta) – 68, INDIA , once, Beloved BA’BA’ – Shrii Shrii A’nandamu’rti jii asked to the Avadhuta/Avadhutikas – Wholetimers = W.T’s , during a Reporting Session, what should be an appropriate name of the Pratiika which the Margiis use all the hours.
It was the time, when Beloved Baba prescribed that every Ananda Margii should use the Pratiika over one’s Ana’hata Cakra all the times .
“Pratiika” literally means some sorts of symbol or sign that carry certain significance . Some of the Avadhutas proposed different name to it such as Locket , Pendant etc .
Later, Beloved Baba asked us , ” How do you think it to be named as ” SMARAN’T'IIKA’ – means which signifies to represent one’s Ist’a ( Spiritual Goal) and A’darsha ( Ideology – the Path to achieve ) .
In Samskrta , “Smrti” means to remember , Rememberence , Memory of something etc.
” Smaran’tiika’ ” means the symbol which represent and reminds us about Ist’a and A’darsha .
We felt it very nice and appropriate . Immediately Beloved Baba mentioned that henceforth the A’nanda Ma’rga Embleme (Pratiika) should be known as” SMARAN’T'IIKA’”.
It is part and parcel for a Sadhaka’s ( Spiritual aspirant) life .
Therefore ” SMARAN’T'IIKA’ name is to be used in stead of ” Pratiika” .
SMARAN’T'IIKA’ / PRATIIKA
A triangle with one vertex up superimposed on another triangle with one vertex down, with the rising sun having a Svastika inside.
These are symbols of energy, knowledge, advancement and permanent victory, respectively.
(source: Carya’carya’ Part I)
The triangle with the upward vertex represents the objective, physical world. As one scans down the triangle, the vertex goes from a point to the base of the triangle; i.e. it represents the individual’s association with society; objective adjustment and social service.
The triangle with the downward vertex represents the inner journey; the aspect of meditation. As one scans down the triangle, the base of the triangle becomes a point; i.e. it represents the introversive movement towards the Cosmic Entity; the subjective approach or Self-realisation.
The superimposed triangles represent a balance of the inner and outer life; a subjective appraoch with an objectictive adjustment.
The rising sun represents the awakening of the Soul; the Cognitive Faculty; Spiritual Advancement.
Svastika: (SU+ASTI+IK+Á) => That which does Eternally good.
The Svastika’s vertical line represents Purus’a (Consciousness), and it’s horizontal line represents Prakrti (the Operative Principle). The “handles” around the Svastika represent the direction of the flow of the Kundalini. The Kundalini flows in counter clock wise fashion as it rises.
If worn on the body, the Pratiika also symbolises remaining in physical contact with the Guru.
Where does the word SMARAN’T'IIKA’ come from?
For creating this Yantra, our Beloved BA’BA’ has empowered by consecration of HIMSELF putting His fullest Power in SUBTLEST way physically, intellectually, mentally and spiritually with HIS Cosmic Consciousness within this Yantra.
WHILE IN THIS PHYSICAL BODY I AM GUIDING YOU ON THE PHYSICO-PSCYHIC LEVEL. THE ENERGY I AM INFUSING IN THE MISSION IS MOLECULAR. THE SPEED OF THE MISSION WILL BE ENHANCED AFTER MY PHYSCIAL DEPARTURE. I WILL THEN GUIDE YOU ON THE PSYCHO-SPIRITUAL LEVEL AND THE MISSION WILL MOVE WITH MORE THAN ATOMIC SPEED – OCTOBER 16, 1990 – SHRII SHRII ANANDAMURTI