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Prabhat Rainjan Sarkar
Indian philosopher and religious leaderwd:Q10352345
country of citizenship:
India, British Raj
native language: Bengali
language of expression: Bengali, Hindi, English
educated at: University of Calcutta, Vidyasagar College
occupation: philosopher, writer, composer, linguist
Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar (21 May 1921 – 21 October 1990), Ánandamúrti, "Bliss Embodiment"), and known as Bábá ("Father") to his disciples, was a Spiritual Guru, Indian philosopher, yogi, author, poet, composer, and linguist. Sarkar was the founder of Ananda Marga (the Path of Bliss) in 1955, a spiritual and social organisation that offers instruction in meditation and yoga. Gyani Zail Singh, seventh President of India, has said about Sarkar: "Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar was one of the greatest modern philosophers of India."Sarkar's system of spiritual practice has been described as a practical synthesis of Vedic and Tantric philosophies. He denounced materialism and capitalism, and described the universe as a result of macropsychic conation – the entire universe exists within the cosmic mind, which itself is the first expression of consciousness coming under the bondage of its own nature.
Sarkar was a prolific author and produced an extensive body of works that includes theories aimed at increasing human welfare such as the Law of Social Cycle, the Progressive Utilization Theory, the Theory of Microvitum, as well as the philosophy of Neohumanism.
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