Six-pointed star in the ideological symbol of Ananda Marga

The ideology of Ananda Marga, an organization founded by Shrii Shrii Anandamurti (1921-1990), is based on the tradition of Tantra where the triangles and other symbols play an important role, and it is not at all surprising that the six-pointed star can also be found in the ideological symbol of AM.
The six pointed star is composed of two equilateral triangles. The triangle pointing up represents action of the outward flow of energy through selfless service to humanity. The triangle pointing downward represents knowledge or the inward search of our sádhaná. (from: A.M. Spiritual and Social Practices, ed. Tarak)
So the star also represents an old Tantric aphorism by Shiva, who was the first to give form to Tantra some 7500 years ago:
So Shiva has said, people should follow dharma Átmamoks'artham' jagathitáya ca - "For self-realization and for the welfare of the universe". (from Namah Shiváya Shántáya by Shrii Shrii Anandamurti)
Finding the dynamic balance between the inner and the outer seems to be one of the great tasks of our lives. And when the balance is found, the star is also perfect.

Written by Arun