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Panchadasa Shiilas
The Fifteen Rules of Behavior

1 Forgiveness

2 Magnanimity of mind

3 Perpetual restraint on behavior and temper.

4 Readiness to sacrifice everything of individual life for Ideology.

5 All-round self-restraint.

6 Sweet and smiling behavior,

7 Moral courage.

8 Setting an example by individual conduct before asking anybody to do the same.

9 Keeping aloof from criticizing others, condemning others, mudslinging and all sorts of groupism.

10 Strict adherence to the principles of Yama and Niyama.

11 Due to carelessness, if any mistake had been committed unknowingly or unconsciously, one must admit it immediately and ask for punishment.

12 Even while dealing with a person of inimical nature, one must keep one-self free from hatred, anger and vanity.

13 Keeping oneself aloof from talkativeness.

14 Obedience to the structural code of discipline.

15 Sense of responsibility.

Reference:

1 Ánanda Márga Caryácarya Part 2 by Shrii Shrii Anandamurti Caryácarya is the samája shástra (social treatise) of Ananda Marga. These three volumes set out both the organization and the cultural basis of the Ananda Marga movement.

Part 2 gives many guidelines for conduct in a progressive society i.e., a society of individuals moving towards the Supreme.