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Ānanda Mārga
(297 words)

Meaning “way of blessedness” in Sanskrit, Ānanda Mārga is the name of a Hindu reforming movement that was started in 1955 at Jamalpur, in Bihar, India. Its originator was Prabhata Ranjana Sarkar (b. 1921), who called himself Shree Ānanda-murti, and to whom his followers attached a further title “shree.” With the Ānanda he thought of himself as a member of the classical Vedanta triad sat (being), chit (thought), and nanda (bliss), which, as attributes of Atman or Brahman, compose the true nature of humanity and the universe. He could thus make it his goal to reactivate Yoga, on which c…

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Colpe, Carsten, “Ānanda Mārga”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 19 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_A254>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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