Neohumanism is the practice of love for all created beings of the universe, animate and inanimate. It is the spirit of humanism extended to all: the elevation of humanism to universalism.
The Ananda Putta Bhumi team is a growing group of people inspired by a common vision of creating a new model for a sustainable society that promotes integral human development.
This model and its guidelines, values and aims, are based on sound Neohumanist outlook on life, as propounded by its founding organization, Ananda Marga.
“When the underlying spirit of humanism is extended to everything, animate and inanimate, in this universe – I have designated this as ‘Neohumanism’. This Neohumanism will elevate humanism to universalism, the cult of love for all created beings of this universe.”
Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar
Meditation has been described as a kind of concentrated thinking, but this does not mean just any kind of concentrated thinking. Concentrating on a pet rock or an ice cream is not meditation. Meditation is the process of concentrating the mind on the source of consciousness within us. Gradually this leads us to discover that our own consciousness is infinite. This is why the goal of meditation is sometimes described as “self-realization.”
Meditation means to look inside yourself for the infinite source of peace and happiness which lies within; to feel the bliss which is the essence of your existence. That bliss is within you, just as it is within everybody and everything.
So as to be able to focus the mind on the feeling of bliss, we use a mantra. Man means “mind,” and tra means “that which liberates.” So mantra means a word or phrase which “liberates the mind.” Although we rely mostly on our eyes, sound actually has the most powerful effect on the mind. So the internal sound of a mantra is the most powerful way of focusing the mind. It concentrates the mind on a particular idea – the idea (or rather feeling) of infinite peace and happiness.
Yoga has become a very popular word throughout the world. We should know what Yoga is or rather, what the spirit of Yoga is. Human existence or human expressions are trifarious. Human beings have got a physical body and they have got physical problems, and they have to be solved. Secondly, human beings have got an intellectual structure, a mind, a psychic body, and all their psychic problems must be solved.. We must have Yoga in all the three strata of life. If there is Yoga only in the spiritual stratum and there is no Yoga in the Psychic and physical strata, what will happen? The very existence of human beings will become unbalanced, human equipoise will be lost. So we must have Yoga, or rather Yoga-oriented movement, in each and every sphere of life.
"Ananda Putta Bhumi " is a Sanskrit name which means "Place of Pure Thoughts". The name reflects a state of mind derived from spiritual practices taught Shrii Shrii Anandamurti also known as Prabhat Rainjan Sarkar.
One of the main activity of Ananda Putta Bhumi is conducting environmental education with spiritual outlook. The approach is spiritual ecology. Maintaining an ecological balance is one of its main goal. Ananda Putta Bhumi is spiritual center. It is one of the many Ananda Marga Master Units all over the world. In this center, Prout as a comprehensive economic system is being implemented.
Anand Putta Bhumi regularly organizes and hosts environmental and ecological events. Training courses on meditation and yoga are incorporated in all of the events offered to the general public.
The office is managed and directed by Ac. Vanditananda Avt, the Sectorial Master Unit Rector.
Ananda Marga is a global spiritual and social service organization founded in 1955 by Shrii Shrii Anandamurti (Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar). The mission of Ananda Marga is self-realization (individual emancipation) and service to humanity (collective welfare): the fulfillment of the physical, mental and spiritual needs of all people.
Ananda means “bliss” and Marga means “path.” So Ananda Marga means “Path of Bliss.”
As an organization, Ananda Marga has a global network of centers in virtually every country of the world. Its activities encompass a wide range of projects for the welfare of humanity, animals, plants and the whole planet. These include yoga and meditation centers, schools, children’s homes, food distribution centers, disaster relief, medical centers and community development projects. Emphasis is placed on meeting the needs of the local people and assisting them in developing their personal and social resources for the prosperity of all.
The philosophy of Ananda Marga is one of universalism. It recognizes that a balance is needed between the spiritual and mundane aspects of existence, and that neither one should be neglected at the expense of the other. Hence the goal of Ananda Marga is “Self-realization and the welfare of the universe.”