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Emancipation

The process of the gradual elevation of or liberation in service to the soul. It concerns the step by step developing of the personality of a self-reliant mature individual. All good education guides towards mature self-reliance and self-realisation. Materially taken it means to become an equal to a certain standard of civilization. Spiritually it refers to the process of gradual liberation beginning with listening, speaking and remembering ending in friendship and finally surrender to the dictates of the soul (pict.). Filognostically it entails the internalization of the authority of the different teachers in the fields of science, spirituality and religion. Emancipation is so the evolution of devotion in one's relating to enlightenment. This consists of nine activities which are the result of the combination of the three different forms of uniting one's consciousness (in knowledge, in work and in voluntary service) and the three disciplines (of the impersonal - the ether -, the local - the material, and the personal - one's time-order).

Emancipation
impersonal
local
personal
work
writing
contemplation
praying
voluntary service
studying
proclaiming
singing
knowledge
thinking
meditation
listening

A more classical division more in accord with the vedic formulation is what is described in the following image:

Stages of development in devotion, the emancipatory actions needed thereto, and the vedic equivalent to it:

stages of development
emancipatory action
bhâgavata dharma
listening
listening
s'ravanam
speaking
singing
kîrtanam
remembering
contemplating
Vishnu smaranam
helping
writing
pâda sevanam
accepting
studying
arcanam
concentrating
praying
vandanam
serving
proclaiming
dâsyam
friendship
meditating
sakhyam
surrender
thinking
âtma nivedanam

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