A Guide to Human Conduct is a book published by the philosopher and social reformer Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar aka Shrii Shrii Anandamurti (1921–1990). The volume of 55 pp. was released for the first time on "Ananda Purnima", i.e. the birthday of P. R. Sarkar on the full moon of May1957 in Jamalpur (India).
Herein the author, speaking about morality, explains Yama and Niyama as the foundations of intuitional practices (Sadhana) on a rational basis. Sarkar shows as the ancient teachings of self–control and selfless conduct derive from the deepest understandings of human psychology, and are the keystones for the highest human potentials. The book ends with basic instructions on the intuitional process of Iishvara Pranidhana.
|Ahim'sa' (Benignity)||Thinking, speaking, and acting without inflicting pain or harm on another|
|Satya (Benevolence)||Thinking and speaking with goodwill|
|Asteya</br>(Honesty)||Not taking or keeping what belongs to others|
|Brahmacarya (Ideation)||Constant mental association with the Supreme|
|Aparigraha (Frugality)||Non-indulgence in amenities superfluous to the preservation of life|
|Shaoca (Cleanliness)||Physical and mental purity, both internal and external|
|Santos'a (Contentment)||Maintaining a state of mental ease|
|Tapah</br>(Sacrifice)||Acceptance of sufferings to reach the spiritual goal|
|Sva'dhya'ya (Contemplation)||Clear understanding of any spiritual subject|
|Iishvara Pran'idha'na (Dedication)||Adopting the Cosmic Controller as the only ideal of life and moving with ever-accelerating speed toward that Desideratum|
|Intent is primary, but both intent and action should conform if possible.|
- Anandamurti, Shrii Shrii (1957), A Guide to Human Conduct, Ananda Marga-Ananda Printers, ISBN 81–7252–103–0
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