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40.Táttvika, Ácárya/á, Purodhá and Their Concerned Boards

Táttvika, ácárya/á and purodhá trainees will first take lessons from capable persons and then appear at an examination conducted by five other persons (táttvikas, ácárya/ás, or purodhás, as the case may be). Depending on the results of the examination, the Central Táttvika Board, Central Ácárya Board, or Central Purodhá Board will issue certificates to the persons concerned. Each certificate will bear the registration number, and also the signatures of the examiners.

Táttvika, ácárya/á and purodhá - these terms indicate ability and dynamicity. Therefore, if for any reason except old age or deformity any táttvika, ácárya/á, or purodhá is unable to discharge his/her respective duties, the power to cancel the certificate will be with the Central Táttvika Board, Central Ácárya Board, or Central Purodhá Board, respectively. An appeal for reconsideration against the decision of the Central Táttvika Board can be made to the Central Ácárya Board, and in that case the verdict of the latter will be final. Accordingly, an appeal for reconsideration against the decision of the Central Ácárya Board can be made to the Central Purodhá Board, and in that case the verdict of the latter will be final and binding. Táttvika, ácárya, purodhá and such terms represent one’s individual ability and are not hereditary.

Central Purodhá Board

In the event of any complicated problem or serious controversy in Ananda Marga, the decision of the Central Purodhá Board will be considered supreme. The decision which the members of the Central Purodhá Board arrive at unanimously will be binding on the society. If there is no unanimity among the members of the Board, the decision of the majority will be the Board’s decision. If two groups are equal in votes, the single vote of the chairperson will be considered as the vote of the Board. Each and every Ananda Margi must obey the decision of the Purodhá Board without any argument. The chairperson of the Purodhá Board will be designated as the purodhá pramukha. The decision of the purodhá pramukha will be considered correct and final. No one can alter the decision of the purodhá pramukha. But if he considers it necessary, the purodhá pramukha can change his previous decision. The purodhá pramukha will hold his post for life, but he can resign from the post for reasons of ill-health.

The purodhá pramukha will be elected by the votes of the purodhás. The purodhás will also elect the other three members of the Purodhá Board, and their tenure will be five years. If, before the completion of five years, anyone dies or is compelled to resign due to illness, the post will be filled by re-election. If the majority of the purodhás in a vote express dissatisfaction with the work of any member of the Purodhá Board, a re-election can be held for this post, depending on the consent of the purodhá pramukha.

Central Ácárya Board

Subject to the approval of the purodhá pramukha, eight persons elected by the ácárya/ás will constitute the Central Ácárya Board. One of the elected members will be the secretary of this Board. All rules and regulations, punishment, discipline, and everything else regarding ácárya/ás will be decided by the Ácárya Board. The decisions of the Central Ácárya Board will be submitted to the purodhá pramukha for final approval.

Central Táttvika Board

Subject to the approval of the purodhá pramukha, twelve persons elected by the táttvikas will constitute the Central Táttvika Board. One of the elected members will be the secretary of this Board. All rules and regulations, punishment, discipline and everything else regarding táttvikas will be decided by this Central Táttvika Board. The decisions of the Central Táttvika Board will be submitted with the recommendation of the Ácárya Board to the purodhá pramukha for final approval.

1956, Jamalpur

41. Avadhúta/iká and Avadhúta Board

If it is not possible for anyone to discharge his/her family responsibilities because he/she is completely preoccupied with the propagation of dharma and social service, and if such a person takes formal initiation in sannyása, he/she will be called an avadhúta/iká. The Avadhúta Board will be constituted of four persons elected by the avadhúta/ikás with the approval of the purodhá pramukha. One of the elected members will act as the secretary of this Board. All rules and regulations, punishment, discipline and everything else regarding avadhúta/ikás, will be determined by this Avadhúta Board. The decisions of the Avadhúta Board will be submitted to the purodhá pramukha for final approval. The avadhúta/ikás will obey the purodhá pramukha, and without his approval, the Avadhúta Board will not enforce any decision.

1965, Jamalpur

42. Treasures of Ananda Marga

Your Treasures

Sublime ideology, universal love, and unshakeable unity among yourselves.

Your Flag A triangular saffron flag with a white swastika inside.

Your Pratiika [Emblem] A triangle with one vertex up superimposed on another triangle with one vertex down, with the rising sun having a swastika inside. These are symbols of energy, knowledge, advancement and permanent victory, respectively.

You shall protect, in all respects and at all costs, the dignity of your treasures and the sanctity of your flag, of your emblem, and of the pratikrti [photo] of Márga Guru.

1956, Jamalpur