The pratik ("emblem") is a symbol of the Ananda Marga ("path of bliss") movement, which was founded in India in 1955 and emphases social service along with yoga and meditation.
The pratik symbol consists of the following elements:
- Upward-pointing triangle representing one's external actions (social service)
- Downward-pointing triangle symbolizing one's internal work (meditation, self-realization)
- Rising sun symbolizing spiritual progress through the balance of external and internal efforts
- Swastika representing fulfillment or one's ultimate spiritual goal
“Pratik.” Ananda Marga Blog. Web. Accessed 15 Feb. 2017.
“Pratiks (Flickr Photo Group).” Flickr. Web. Accessed 15 Feb. 2017.
|Published||March 17, 2015|
|Last Updated||February 15, 2017|
|MLA Citation|| “Pratik.” ReligionFacts.com. 15 Feb. 2017. Web. Accessed 26 Feb. 2017. <www.religionfacts.com/|