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Date:Wed, 30 Sep 2009 11:51:27 +0530


Namaska’ram. Lord Buddha said idol worship shouldn’t be done.After his
death his disciples started making idol of Buddha & worshipping him.
This is a negative point what historians point out for downfall of
BUddhism. Similarly Baba clearly mentioned in CARYA”CARYA that shraddha
should be observed within twelve days of death of a person. But after
His physical departure a group of followers have been observing
anniversary of 21st october in the name of MAHA”PRAYA”N”A. Now the
proposal is to observe same day as SAMKALPA Divas. Let’s follow whatever
Ba’ba’ has given in black & white. Let’s not add like MAHAPRAYAN or
Samkalapa divas. Let’s observe A”NANDA PU”RNMA” as instructed by HIM in

Thanking you
Narayan Panda

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From: “Gagan”
Subject: Who Gets Frustrated
Date: Wed, 30 Sep 2009 07:47:25 -0000


“Ga’n geye ja’bo…” P.S. 2305


Baba, I will go on singing Your song– Your glory. It’s up to You
whether You will grace me by listening to these songs or not. But with
these songs, in my deep contemplation, I will generate divine vibrations,
by Your grace– and go on serving You.

Baba with my deep yearning I am calling You again and again without
getting any response– You are not paying heed to my call. By avoiding me
maybe You are thinking that I will not sing Your song anymore and that I
will remain quiet. And that in frustration, I will give up the hope of
getting You. And that I will no longer engage in the flow of those divine
tunes and melodies, which is inundating the vast sky, by Your grace. And
that I will not utilize these melodious treasures in my practical life to
go closer to You.

Baba, with the strength of knowledge, wisdom, intellect, and worldly
attributions, Your depth cannot be measured– nobody can realise You.
But by surrendering that very unit “I” which already belongs to You, and
with the divine sweetness of singing Your name I will surely get You by
Your grace.

Baba, I sing my songs only for You. Please listen to these heart-felt
loving melodies– and be gracious…

Note: In the above song, the sadhaka has deep love and a strong yearning
for Parama Purusa. So when Parama Purusa does not respond to his call in
the way that he desires, then the sadhaka makes one loving accusation
towards Parama Purusa. So actually that is not an accusation per se, but
rather an intimate type of loving expression. And Baba is approving that
devotees have the right to do like this and that this loving way of
communication is quite natural.


Everyone wishes to do something great with their life and contribute
something special while on this earth. However, human beings are
motivated in different ways. Sometimes their motivation serves as a
perennial source of inspiration for dharmic works and sometimes their
motivating force sends them into an inevitable state of depression and

We should take a look at the operative factors involved – i.e. what is a
person’s motivating force – as well as understand why some tend to get


There are some who Baba has termed as reactionary type of people. Let us
see who they are and if their pathway leads to frustration or not.

One classic case is the communists in Bengal. They watched as our Marga
gathered more and more followers and sympathizers by performing service
to the needy, poor and destitute. The common people were rallying around
us because of our plans and programs to uplift them from disaster and

Seeing this, the communists were seething, i.e. burning with jealousy.
They too then started social service projects – out of a reaction to
what was being done by our Marga. In contrast to our works – which were
motivated by a sincere desire to serve – the communists were only
engaging in “service” as one ploy or strategy to combat us. They were
jealous of the positive attention we were getting.

The communist doctrine did not assert that service is indispensable in
society nor was this their normal way of working. They were not doing
this as their duty to serve others, just they were doing out of
reaction. That was their primary motivation.

Not surprisingly, it was not long before all their frustrations mounted,
their desire fizzled, and ultimately their projects crumbled into dust.

Hence Baba has nothing good to say about such reactionaries – who do not
out of a sincere desire to serve, but to satisfy their selfish needs out
of sheer jealousy.

Baba says, “You will have to identify such reactionary forces in the
society, such vocal revolutionaries who claim to be
socio-economico-political reformists, but who actually befool the people
by adopting such pseudo-reformist, pseudo-humanistic strategies. You
will have to recognize them all.” (NH-LOI: Disc 9)


The next obvious question is do such things – reactionary approaches –
happen within our Marga as well. Unfortunately, since 1990, there have
been many such examples.

For instance, some years ago H group ((Ranchi et al.) began protesting
against the dogma of mahaprayan, but soon their cries against this dogma
died out. It did not take long before they became totally frustrated on
this issue.

Why? Because their motivation was totally based on opposing B group and
dismantling their program – i.e. out of reaction to the Kolkata faction.
They did not like that B group had a long kiirtan program so out of
jealousy they started their own dogmatic tiirtha in Jamalpur with a ten
day kiirtan. But again, they were not motivated by any higher ideal –
i.e. not out of love for Baba or to uphold His eternal nature. Rather
their chief purpose was to push Kolkata in the mud and grab the
attention for themselves. Thus from the Ranchi side, frustrations
mounted quickly and their opposition came to a halt. The proof is that
today we do not see them rally against the dogma of mahaprayan and
their own dogmatic Jamalpur tiirtha program is a total bust.

So that is one instance of a reactionary event in AM – and, truth be
told, there are countless others. And the common theme among theme all
is extreme jealousy.

Nearly every groupist strategy and approach is reactionary – done in
opposition to another group. Never do they do out of ideological
yearning. One group expels the other, and then vice versa. This is all
done out of reaction. They do not oppose the wrongful practice of
expulsion – they just are motivated to counteract the other group. So
their cries against the unfairness of expulsion do not last long.

That is further proof that groupists are nothing but reactionaries, not
ideologiists. If their group members perform a negative action they all
keep mum, but if the other group does the same thing they raise a big
hue and cry. Such a mentality is no better than party politics; rather
it is party politics.

Baba says, “Are they not the ones resorting to mud-slinging for the sake
of party politics? Most of them are blinded by their obsession for
power, so what can they teach others?” (POD #32)

So the motivation behind every groupist is approach is crude – done out
of jealous reaction – and that is why such groupists are continually
frustrated in life. Never are they basking in His bliss, never do their
plans and programs come to fruition, always they are just in a state of
angst, trying to outdo their opposition.

Plus we see such reactionary approaches in individual life as well.

Sometimes a Dada sees another person doing long sadhana and then that
Dada vows to do sadhana for twice as long. This is nothing but reaction
& jealousy. That Dada is not guided by the high ideal to serve and love
Parama Purusa. Rather their sole motivation is to “outdo” that sadhaka
etc. For that reason, their days of doing “long sadhana” do not last
long. Quickly they get frustrated – and even when they were supposedly
sitting for long sadhana, their mind was not involved in the mantra.
Just they were looking over their shoulder to ensure they were sitting
the longest.

And there are countless such cases in individual life as well. We can
all think of many such examples.

Whether in individual life or group life, such reactionary type of
people are just “leg-pullers”, i.e. just trying to wrestle another party
to the ground out of jealousy. They have no higher motivation than that.
In cent-per-cent of these instances, frustration rises mounts quickly,
and the entire approach is derailed.

Baba says, “They are reactionaries. They suffer from a mental disease.
They are afraid to accept the new; they suffer from fear complex. They
utter high-sounding phrases, but their hearts are filled with fear
complexes.” (NH-LOI, Disc: 7)

So these reactionaries are one category of people who get easily


A second category of people that get easily frustrated are those who
resort to hypocrisy. But like reactionaries, these people also can be
easily identified.

The classic example is any groupist who is not currently in power. In
that case, such a person will walk around and act sweet, soft and humble
with all the margiis. They will empathize with the struggles of margii /
family life, offer encouragement in sadhana, and act with all kinds of
niceties. And they will brag about all the great things they will do for
others etc.

One might become truly convinced that this Dada really is a gem. But the
proof comes later on.

As soon as that groupist Dada comes to power, then their thirst for
power and control knows no bounds. Their years of frustration vent fully
and one can see that such this groupist is a veritable despot, crushing
all in their way. But again, due to their severe lack of divine
inspiration, their tenure will not last long and one day they are sure
to lament about their failed ways.

Whether we look at Sarvatmananda, Tiirthananda, Rudrananda, or whichever
group leader, they all fall prey to the above formula. They are tried
and true hypocrites, destined for frustration.

When in power they rule with an iron fist and when not in power they
wear the mask of hypocrisy and pretend the be saintly in order to gain
more followers and ultimately overthrow the ruling group. It is just one
duplicitous cycle.


Here again, those suffering from this sort of hypocrisy are not limited
to groupists only. Anyone who is hankering for praise or attention or
power is like that. But in our Marga, mostly these are groupists and
their tools.

Many perform sadhana, asanas, fasting, reading of Baba’s books all so
that others will revere them. But if they do not get the attention they
seek or when others are not around to watch, then such persons will be
1000% frustrated and they will give up their holy behavior.

I think we have all seen such type of behaviour.


Really, there is much more to say, but at this point the subject is
quite clear and already many were aware about such things.

The main difference between these two groups is that reactionaries are
primarily those in power who are jealous of any other party gaining
momentum, whereas hypocrites are those factional teams not in power who
feign saintly behaviour to garner more followers and gain the sympathy
of others. That is the general rule.

The solution then is two-fold: To be very sincere in our own spiritual
practices, service others with honest intention of welfare, and identify
those reactionaries and hypocrites who are polluting society, both
outside and within our Marga.

Becoming a reactionary or hypocrite is a severe blow to the human
personality – so we must not let us happen to us either. Such a person
is destined for angst and frustration and in the future one will suffer
the tortures of their past actions.

We should all drastically avoid any such ways and be sincere in Sixteen
Points and always ask Baba to keep us on the path of supreme benevolence.


The true path of Ananda Marga is the path of revolution – boldly
pronouncing the truth in all sphere of life, not caring if praise or
censure comes our way – not motivated by jealousy or the lust for power.

Baba says, “Those who are courageous enough to speak out this truth in
clear language – those who say, “Shatter this bondage of limitation!” –
their path is called the path of revolution.” (NH-LOI, Disc: 7)

Our inspiration comes directly from Him and our sole aim is to please
Parama Purusa. With this type of approach, all kinds of great works can
get done and one will never feel tired, frustrated, or exasperated –
always one will be infused with Divine inspiration.

If anyone has a sincere motivation to (a) help others, (b) bring forth
the banner of AM ideology, and (c) please Baba, then invariably they
will face strong opposition. But frustration will never enter the lives
of such persons. Always they will be infused with a perennial source of
inspiration that comes directly from Him. They wil always drift in His

One great example of all this is what happened during Emergency. The
communist government and all their battalions were against AM, our Marga
was imprisoned, yet so many in the Marga held strong and kept
ideological zeal and optimism despite the harsh treatment. It almost
seemed like the greater the torture, the more inspiration those
dharmikas had. No one gave up – because they had an inner urge to serve
Baba. The few who left AM had some other crude goal in mind.

We should always ensure that we are motivated by the idea of serving and
pleasing Him, with the intention of becoming one with Parama Purusa.
Then we will never fall prey to hypocritical or reactionary tendencies.

If any work is done WITHOUT that benevolent motive then such persons
will bind themselves and destroy their inner peace and tranquility.

We must not not waste our time in such nasty dealings – life is too
short. No one should fall prey to being a reactionary or hypocrite. That
is only inviting a life of exasperation and frustration – nothing more.


By Baba’s grace He has given us all the tools to achieve victory – i.e.
attain Him. Parama Purusa likes it when we follow ideology and avoid
getting caught up in the mess of maya. We must think about Parama Purusa
and do what He says, i.e. those well documented tenets outlined in His
dharmashastra. That is the only way to lead a life devoid of any
frustration – working tirelessly to spread His ideals.

Baba says, ‘Sadvipras will never have any rest. They will have to
continue fighting tirelessly. This fight is the life of living beings.”
(POD, #34)



Being a reactionary can happen to anyone – if they are not careful. Thus
it is not limited to people outside the marga or to certain groupist
forces. Anyone who is not guided by divine inspiration and ideological
motivation is susceptible to becoming a reactionary.

Of late there has been the case of a margii formerly of Seattle, WA
(USA) and his whole entire approach was to give a knee-jerk reaction
against anybody upholding the tenets of ideology. This poor margii
suffered / suffers from extreme jealousy and inferiority complexes. He
is perpetually nervous and scared that others will take his place or
position – he always thinks that others will loot his prestige and

Thus with white knuckles he clutches onto his plethora of organisational
posts, clings onto organisational dogmas held by the ruling regime, and
simultaneously tries to suppress anyone who raises the flag of ideology.

Unfortunately for him his life has just become one internal ball of
frustration, bound up in jealousy and dryness – nothing more. No one
should fall into this way of life. It is like living in a spiritual
desert, bereft of any connection with the Divine.

By Baba’s grace we should all hope and pray for this aforesaid margii to
be rectified soon, lest his past karma make for a bleak future. Let us
all hope for the best.

One New Dogma

Baba says, “Ananda Marga is for one and all: I wish to disseminate dharma
among all. The dedicated sannyasis (monks) and sannyasinis (nuns) of Ananda
Marga have accepted their life of sannyasihood (renunciation) not out of
any escapist mentality, but to further the cause of human welfare. And
through their service, they seek to lead human beings along the path of
righteousness, to the abode of Supreme Bliss.” (AFPS-3, p. 30)

Note: Nowadays one dogma is getting injected that the Ananda Marga
sannyasis system is just temporary– that it was made only for the time
being. This poisonous dogma has been put forth in a book titled
“Divyacaksu”. The book itself is a collection of Baba stories told by the
late family Ac. Dasarathji. And the book was edited by householder Acarya
Pratapa’ditya. Actually 1% of the book is Dasarthji’s stories and the other
99% is the gossip of senior editor Pratapa’ditya. And it is in
Pratapa’ditya’s printed gossip in the middle of the book where he has
inserted his misguided idea that the AM sannyasis order is only temporary.
But this is entirely wrong. Because the sannyasis order is a permanent
feature of AM. Baba has given the system that sannyasis and family people
will be working together, side by side. So the AM sannyasis system is an
on-going and permanent aspect of AM society. Our Ananda Marga is a balanced
philosophy. It is unlike the dogma of Buddhism which dictates that everyone
should be sannyasis; nor is it similar to the dogma of Islam that claims
that everyone should be a family person. Rather our Marga is a balanced
approach: There are family persons and sannyasis. This is Baba’s permanent
& dharmic system. So persons like Pratapa’ditya should be made aware and
corrected and he should not get scope to taint our AM philosophy and Baba
stories by sticking his misguided ideas right there in the middle of the
book, “Divyacaksu” which is a compilation Ac Dasarathji’s stories.


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"..in this modern 21st century-- there are studies which point in this direction: As if there is an inborn qualitative difference between one race and another."

"..in this modern 21st century-- there are studies which point in this direction: As if there is an inborn qualitative difference between one race and another."

From: “Will Chaucey”
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: A Case of Modern Blindness
Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2009 06:17:28 +1000


“Toma’re khunjechi a’mi jina’ne, karme, darshanete…” (PS no. 4545)


Baba I have searched You on the path of knowledge, on the path of
action, and on the path of philosophy. While doing so my heart remained
dry like the desert. I could not get any feeling. But by Your grace You
have given me this much sense– You made me understand that You have
deep love for me. That is why You have brought me on this earth so that
I can love You. All these days I was not searching You in the world of
ideation and dhyana. I was searching You externally. But in the last I
started doing sadhana and dhyana with the bond of Your love. And since
then I am intoxicated by Your divine charm…


Many have deep faith that modern science, not religion, is based on the
search for truth and that it is modern science which is the greatest
tool of humanity. Science is often regarded as the god of modern day
society and that it is science which will solve all of our global problems.

However, science does not exist in a vacuum: The guiding force behind it
is the human mind. And so long as a capitalist mentality, or racist
mentality, or naive mind is pushing science forward, there are bound to
be loopholes, if not gaping holes, in scientific knowledge.

So the way science is used today is far from this ideal. And one of the
main problems is that in numerous cases science is manipulated to
promote so-called in-born racial differences.


Of course, as Ananda Margiis, we deeply respect the value of science.
Baba guides us to advocate for more and more scientific research. So in
our Marga, science is also highly honored– under one condition: So long
as it is guided by the rational & benevolent intellect.

Baba says, “Science is also for service and blessedness. Science should
always be utilized for the proper progress of human society.” (AFPS-7)



Unfortunately, often the way science is used today does not meet up to
Baba’s ideal. Much of science is used by war mongers for crude weaponry
and and many scientific findings are for put forward which promote
racial differences.

There are innumerable studies released by scientists which give findings
based on race alone such as: Blacks do not live as long; Blacks have
higher cholesterol; blacks are less intelligent based on the shape of
their head; Hispanics have more difficulty learning; Lung Diseases
Disproportionately Affect Minorities; Whites have a higher IQ than
blacks; etc.

Especially in the western world where “scientific studies” are used to
measure each and every aspect of life, the idea creeps in– blatantly
and not so blatantly– that there are in-born differences between the
various races. That some races have a greater proclivity for certain

But such findings only promote racial divisiveness, impose an
inferiority complex on a particular race, and give the idea that ‘God’
created one race better than another.

A few decades back, such types of blind studies were the absolute norm.
They were trying to scientifically prove racial superiority, especially
of whites over blacks.

Yet even today– in this modern 21st century– there are studies which
point in this direction: As if there is an inborn qualitative difference
between one race and another.



So even in today’s modern era, studies might show that ‘blacks have a
75% greater chance of being arrested and put in jail’. And all too often
the how’s and the why’s are overlooked, or just given minor review.

Because in this era of white-bred capitalism, where the European races
have distinct control, then surely so many factors from schooling to
economic gain to social standing play a distinct role in differences of
human development. Those races that have less economic might, or less
opportunity to attend university etc will surely be more prone to
stealing and other crimes. But not because of race, but due to various
social and economic factors.

So although science has shown some signs of breaking out of this slump–
as compared with decades ago. Still it is lagging far behind.

And performing studies solely on the basis of race is bound to create
more and more division. Saying that blacks are more prone toward teenage
pregnancy and making it into a racial issue as a headline is as
ridiculous as saying that white overseas Margiis have a longer life span
that Margiis of Nairobi sector or that Indian born Margiis have a
greater rate of becoming acaryas etc.

Here the whole point is that making conclusive statements based on race
is the blindness of modern science. Social and economic and cultural
conditions must be taken into account. However still today the
differences found in socio-economic conditions is talked about in the
small print and the headlines of countless studies point towards in-born
racial differences.

Of course in our Marga we give no credence to such findings.


In all these following quotations Baba clearly advances the notions that
the existential value of all human beings is the same. And surely all in
AM hold this ideal in our heart. Yet this remains one point of serious
division in the general society. And until modern science wholly adopts
this idea, racist theories on the point of health, wealth, intelligence,
longevity etc will continue to pollute scientific findings, to some or
more degree.

Here then are the neo-humanistic ideals that must enter into the
thinking and vision of today’s scientists– then and only then can we
consider that science has entered the modern age. Till then it it will
still be hounded by racial and social blindness.

Baba says, “Let us consider the case of race. Many people identify
themselves with a particular race. If we look deeply into the subject we
come to the conclusion that the human race is one. Some people have
black skin, some people have yellow skin, and some people have white
skin. Does it make any difference to the inner human being? No, none
whatsoever.” (AFPS-3)

Baba says, “In our Ananda Marga the first step that a person takes is to
forget their race or sect and to no longer identify with their race,
caste, or sect, regardless of whether their race was superior or
inferior. Racial prejudices are very predominant…In our Ma’rga there
are no such considerations: these petty differences among human beings
are not given any importance. (TP)

Baba says, “Tantra does not recognize any racial, [or]
genealogical…differences among human beings.” (Shra’van’ii Pu’rn’ima’

By all His above teachings, Baba clearly guides us that there are no
differences between human and human– all are one.

So until scientists– and those capitalists funding scientists– stop
looking for trends in racial qualities and instead look entirely at
social and economic factors, modern science will continue to suffer from
a certain degree of blindness– thereby promoting divisiveness in
today’s global society.


By Baba’s grace our AM society will spread the sweet tune of
neo-humanistic feeling across the world and it will become embedded in
all the approaches of life, including “modern-day science”.

Baba says, “In our Ma’rga the seeds of an ideal humanity are sown from
the very beginning of life and humanity as a whole is considered as one
family belonging to the race of living beings. In such a society
injustice due to economic, sexual or racial considerations will be
unknown.” (PNS-3)


Hankering For Knowledge Invites Degeneration

Baba says, “Those who have vanity of knowledge, although they do not
expressly beseech this from the Supreme, but rather think inwardly that
the Supreme should bestow an enormous wealth of knowledge upon them —
this type of person is reborn as vidya’dhara.” (YP, p.79)

Note: Vidya’dhara is one type of microvita that is under punishment.
Such type of unfortunate beings got degenerated and became microvita. So
they are suffering and they long to once again get human life. But this
will come only after they escape from the noose of the long-term bondage
and state of punishment etc.


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Date: 28 Sep 2009 12:32:38 -0000
From: “Gurucharan Yadav”
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: One Demonstration


“Toma’y kato bha’loba’si, tumi jano na’ tumi…” PS 221


Baba, You are the Knower of everything; You are omniscient. Even then
You do not know how much I love You. Always, all the time, I am thinking of
You. Indeed, I have so many thoughts to share with You– so many feelings
which are accumulated in my heart.

Baba, why are You keeping Yourself so busy and involved constantly in
Your work, every second– why like this. O’ my Dearmost, when I have so
much love for You, why are You not giving me energy and involving me in
Your work.

Baba, You are the source of all energy; please provide me with shakti
day and night– all the 24 hrs– so that I can go on working non-stop for
You. With every iota of grace and mercy I will move ahead in the work. I
will do according to Your liking. I will be 100% involved to please You.
Baba, please grace me by utilising me.

O’ Baba, I love You so much. You are so beautiful– You are my


In doing pracar, I came across one non-margii who had read one of our AM books
and was asking me this question about Baba’s use of powers. And really I
did not know what to reply.

That is why I brought this question to my Acarya because in the past he has
always been able to help me. And what follows below is the answer my Acarya


In reporting there was one incident on this topic that I remember clearly.

Baba was doing a demonstration in Tiljala about negative microvita and its
effect on the human body.

Sadhaka C had some bad samskaras from his past life. So Baba graciously
chose him for the demonstration of negative microvita. It was explained
that because of brother C’s negative samskara C was going to face a serious
accident in the very near future. But by the liila of this negative
microvita demonstration, by Baba’s unfathomable grace He took away
this sadhaka’s samskara and saved him from impending disaster.

(Note: In His discourse “The Neo-Ethics of Multi-Lateral Salvation”, Baba
declares that after all there is no such thing as microvita, everything
is due to Cosmic Grace. Thus as Ananda Margiis we should clearly understand
that microvita is not some special, separate force but rather a scientific
name & explanation for Guru’s divine grace – nothing more.)

Baba’s each and every action is full of compassion and grace. Everyone of
us knows this thing. The story of this demonstration goes like this.

In this demonstration first, in order to help and cure this sadhaka,
Baba took away the working capacity of the organs related with Brother C’s
hands and feet. Brother C’s body became altogether stiff and inoperational.

In that case, Brother C was carefully placed in a lying down position
in the demonstration room.

Then in His divine liila, Baba becaame very serious and inquired to others,
‘Because of his negative samskara he has to face the situation. Ask him
what he wants now’.

Brother C kept quiet– he did not know how to reply.

Then Baba told that, ‘Ask him, does he want that his strength should

Then the brother replied, ‘Yes Baba’.

Baba lovingly ordered, ‘Ask him why he wants his strength back’.

The sadhaka kept quiet.

The scene was really quite dramatic. Externally it really looked like Baba
was very stern but all devotees know that internally Baba was His usual
Self, the personification of sweetness and love. Such is the drama of His liila.

Baba inquired, ‘What is his reply. Tell me’.

The devotees present in the room were in a fix about what to say. And they
were remembering that brother C was unable to move his hands and feet.

Baba told, ‘If his strength is returned then what will he do with
that. If he promises that he will be more involved in social service, and
for that reason he needs his strength back, that is ok. But devoid of
social service if he has another plan then let him face his samskara’.

Baba graciously told, ‘Ask him if he has any other plan’.

Brother C said, ‘No Baba, I do not have any other plan’.

Then Baba said, ‘OK, My little boy needs his body otherwise how will he
be able to do the work of Parama Purusa.’

Baba paused and then added, ‘If my boy requests that ‘Baba, I need my
strength back so I can do the work of serving humanity’, if he makes this
promise then all his strength can be returned back’.

Immediately the sadhaka promised, ‘Baba please grace me and give me
my strength back so that I may dedicate myself to the cause of
serving the humanity’.

Then in His divine liila, Baba touched the tip of His own stick
and told to GS that, ‘Now go and use this stick to touch him’.

Then GS took Baba’s stick and touched disciple C with it.
Immediately brother C got his strength back.

By Baba’s grace, from that day on brother C has been vigorously active
in social service work.

That was the end of that demonstration.


I asked Dadaji, is this Baba’s use of occult powers?

Dada replied, ‘No, people are confused on this very point that this is
occult power, but it is not like that. Because occult power means that
which is acquired through the practice of cult. For that reason, due to
doing sadhana human beings get occult power. But one cannot say that
Parama Purusa uses “occult power”. Because He does not get that power
through the practice of cult.’

‘Rather, that power which He uniquely has, is His inherent quality.’

‘The other thing to realise is that pseudo-gurus display occult powers
to increase their own name and fame. For that reason they make
rasagolla appear from the dirt etc. But this is all just avidya
tantra, nothing more. In AM, Baba uses His causless grace to for
the welfare of others.’

‘But because we do not have any other term, that is why people sometimes
call this power of Parama Purusa as occult. But it is not like that.’

Dada then continued, explaining that similar scenes as this above were
common, regular practice when Baba used to point out and cure any disease
by the use of positive microvita or any type of demonstration. All this was
part of His liila. And everybody understood that behind all these things
was His causeless grace. Always Baba was lovingly playing this type of
divine liila in order to help us.

‘Many margiis have such experiences in relation with their Personal Contact
with Baba also. When Baba removed their negative samskaras and made them
promise to ‘utilise their body, mind, and existence for the great cause’.

‘The sense is that ultimately Baba wanted to teach devotees that if they
want their health restored, then they must pledge that their physical
strength will be used for service of suffering humanity. With this promise
would Baba cure the disease. By this way we all got the lesson of how to
utilise our strength while living in this world.’

‘This was the regular theme of Baba’s different demonstrations whenever He
did such things. To bless His sadhakas spiritually and help them physically.’

‘Because without receiving His spiritual blessing, then nobody has the
inspiration and strength to do social service in a grand way. And how one
can do service if they themselves are suffering from disease. So in that
way Baba blessed devotees. And in turn devotees got the teaching in what
way they should utilize their lives. This then was the main theme behind
His demonstrations– Not the show or display of occult power for getting
name, fame and prestige. Just like many crude people do.’

‘Furthermore, occult means the things which are gotten via the practice of
cult. But what Parama Purusa has, that is not occult. Because everything is
there already in His mind. So He does not need to do the practice of cult,
in order to have those things.’

For Him we cannot say He has “occult powers”. Nor that He “uses occult
powers”. Rather we should say that “Baba graced”.

And indeed, microvita is nothing but His grace.

* * *

After telling me this above story my Acarya asked me, ‘So did you get the
answer to your question?’.

I replied, ‘Yes Dadaji’, and I did pranam and took leave from him.



One cannot say Baba has “occult power”, as those very things are His
inherent quality and not something acquired through the practice of cult.

In the same way, some say that Baba is “knowing” all the things. But He is
not “knowing”. Because everything is already there, in His mind. As He
created the world, so how can He not have everything in His mind. That is,
such a thing as “knowledge” cannot be said regarding the mind of Parama
Purusa. Knowledge is the internal subjectivization of external objectivity.

But in the case of Parama Purusa, when nothing is external to His mind then
what is the question of getting knowledge. For Him, we cannot say He has
“knowledge”. And in the same way, for Him we cannot say He has “occult

Baba says, “For living beings, omniscience is certainly a recognised occult
power. That is right. But for the Supreme Entity it is not a recognised
occult power; He does not get it as a result of cult…To know everything
is His nature. That is why He is omniscient.” (AV-5, p.15)

The entire creation lies within the mind of Parama Purusa so Parama
Purusa sees everything. Because it is all in His mind. Whereas human beings
acquire knowledge from outside. The sense is that according to the
definition of the faculty of knowledge, for a person to know something then
they must look outside the scope or periphery of their own mind. But with
Parama Purusa nothing is outside His mind. That means that He does not
‘know’ anything; rather He sees everything as it is all going on within His
own mind.

He has His own characteristic that as Parama Purusa He controls all– so He
does not need any cult. For Parama Purusa then, there is no question of
occult power. His power has nothing to do with cult.

It is just like, Parama Purusa does not have any Jinan. What He has, that
is not what we call as jinan. Similarly, what He has is not occult power.
He did not get his power from cult. So we should be careful to avoid saying
that “Baba displays occult power” as avidya tantrikas do.


In the past and in the present also many avidya tantrikas are using
their occult powers to enhance their prestige; and in consequence they get
degenerated. In this material world occult power is recognised by the
“show” of those who possess them.

Because of doing sadhana, they get occult power. But in the case of Parama
Purusa, it is not at all like that. Because such powers are His inherent
quality. He need not to practice any cult in order to get those things. As
‘occult’ means, those powers which are acquired through the practice of cult.

But in the case of crude human beings especially, to gain prestige amongst
the common innocent mass or their disciples, such avidya tantrikas do like
this. Their motive is bad, self-centered, ego-centered. So by that type of
show, their degeneration occurs from human structure to crude matter.
AM philosophy never appreciates such type of show of occult powers. In
contrast, Baba as Mahasambhuti graced His disciples to cure their ailments:
physical, psychic and spiritual.

But such demonstrations He never displayed in the open public. Like
creating gold from the air, and fetching sweets from invisible places with
His own hand while sitting on the dais. Or such type of magic that avidya
tantrikas usually do for their prestige.

Baba’s entire demonstrations were only for making His disciples better
tools to serve the humanity, in better and better ways. His demonstrations
were not for His prestige or show. The whole spirit of His demonstrations
was far away from that.

So when anyone writes a Baba’s story then if one is careful in their
explanation, then readers will understand. All these things Dada told in
his story. Then he asked that, ‘Do you understand? Baba does not use occult
powers like other crude people do.’

Please write your thoughts ideas and inspirations.

Three Points

Babas says:
(1) “Wherever there is copper salt, serpents will not be found– as in
Ghatshila and Nobanda, near Tata Nagar.”
(2) “Water kept in a bronze pot becomes antiseptic, due to the copper
in the bronze.”
(3) “Copper sulphate is poisonous for human beings.” (PNS-16, p.38)


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"The system in which characterless men swagger about in society while fallen women are denied proper opportunities despite their sincere desire to lead an honest life, can never be supported by justice."- Baba

"The system in which characterless men swagger about in society while fallen women are denied proper opportunities despite their sincere desire to lead an honest life, can never be supported by justice."- Baba

From: “Daniel Guttirez”
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: Should Prostitution Be Legal
Date: Sun, 27 Sep 2009 10:01:28 +0000


“Toma’ke ja’y na’ bhola’…” (P.S. 2347)


Baba, by Your grace You have bound me in Your divine attraction– love.
Always I am calling and thinking about You, yet You are not satiating my
heart’s desire by coming close. Baba, when I long for You and the feeling
of melancholy is unbearable then my heart begins to ache. Baba, in that
longing and pain, the feeling comes in my mind that it is best just to
forget You. Because then at least the pain which is lingering due to Your
absence will not remain any longer. But the more and more I think that I
should forget You, then my deep longing and yearning for You only
intensifies– and my heart becomes more and more restless to get You. Baba,
I am longing for Your causeless grace, please come…


Should prostitution be legal? It may sound like a moot point, a foregone
conclusion, or even an outlandish suggestion, especially in the minds of
Ananda Margiis; but it may be something we are all confronted with more and
more in the near future– both outside and inside AM. So we should all be
ready with the appropriate & Proutistic response.


Many margii readers may surely be thinking that ‘the oldest profession’–
ie prostitution, has no legs to stand on and is a thing of the past; and
‘there is no way that it will come to be accepted in AM circles’. And
hopefully so, even then we should be aware of societal trends as they
sometimes have a habit of sneaking our way.

As is commonly seen, in some parts of the globe– like Europe, parts of
Asia & elsewhere etc– the sex industry, and with it prostitution, is
gaining both (a) greater popularity, and believe it or not, (b)
acceptability as well.

Why popularity? Well for one thing it is a “great money-maker”. And in this
capitalistic era, where money is king, then that is enough for some
sections of the business world to embrace it. Consider this statistic:

“Prostitution is legal in the Netherlands, and the sex industry
has revenues estimated at nearly US $1 billion a year.”

And the Netherlands is one of the smallest countries on the planet–
imagine the size of the profit if it were legalised in China. And, indeed,
at present in China, the dark way of prostitution is being resorted to more
and more by young rural girls who are looking to make their way in the world.

“Fifteen years ago [in China], you didn’t find sex workers
in remote areas and cities. But now it’s prevalent in
every city, every county.”

Given this, it may be just a matter of time before certain industrialists
capitalise on it. So that is a mere glimpse of the popular perspective from
certain financiers.

And from the perspective of the general populace, prostitution is something
that is not so under the table anymore. Amongst ‘users’ it is also rising
in popularity.

“One of the most popular attractions is the Highway
from Dresden Germany to Prague. It’s lined with
hundreds of Brothels and thousands of independents
working along the highway.”
“The world’s oldest profession is highly visible in Berlin.
As night falls, the ladies of the night parade the
Oranienburger Strasse in the heart of the capital.”

So in various regions of the world– either due to economic woe in former
Communist countries, sexual repression in the Middle East, or sexual
acceptance in Europe or Singapore etc– there is a growing market and
interest in prostitution. So much so that even legal magistrates are
changing their tune.

“A recent decision by a Berlin judge could well trigger a
change in Germany’s attitude towards prostitution…
Judge Percy Maclean said the profession was now
broadly accepted.”

Thus in this debauched era, in some nations even the courts are giving way
to the tidings of prostitution.


And perhaps, the most dangerous thing about this trend towards prostitution
is that it is being embraced by certain ‘western progressives’. In the name
of ‘freedom’ and ‘open-mindedness’, more and more are thinking that
prostitution is ok. They reason, ‘Let the people do what they want’ and
‘Why should we be confined to narrow-minded Christian beliefs’ etc. Hence,
just as the right to abortion and gay marriages have become the happy song
and voting ticket of countless so-called progressives, prostitution may not
be lagging far behind. This issue also they will soon champion, if they
haven’t already.

And if nothing else this spells t-r-o-u-b-l-e in the general society, and
even within AM.


By now, some may be thinking that what is the need to discuss this on our
Marga forum. Prostitution is not a new issue and why should we be concerned
about it.

Well for one thing, we are responsible for the proper growth and
development of humanity and we should know its trends. So when prostitution
is rearing its ugly head more and more, then we should be aware. And
secondly, and perhaps a touch scarier, is that there is an ongoing trend
that what becomes popular with the so-called western progressives also
gains acceptance in AM. That is the history.

For evidence of this, we need not look any further than the issue of
homosexuality. This is clearly a thing that, in theory, is not at all
supported by AM ideology, yet its toes have entered the front door of
Ananda Marga, and it is no secret how this has happened.

In the western mind-set, homosexuality has gained huge momentum such that
gay marriages or same-sex marriages are not only becoming more and more
prevalent, but they are becoming legal in many states and countries
throughout the western world. And many heterosexual progressives blatantly
support this as they think it makes them look more broad-minded, since by
this way they are going directly against the Christian beliefs & the
Catholic church, both of which are looked upon by ‘progressives’ as being
stagnant in the social sphere. So for this reason homosexuality has become
a major force in western social and political circles.

And it does not stop there, from this ‘progressive’ front, such ideas about
homosexuality have leaked into, if not spilled into, Ananda Marga. Because
now not only are various Ananda Margiis less apt to say or think that
homosexuality should be addressed and treated as a social disease, as Baba
says it should; but in our Marga, various outspoken activists and
self-proclaimed lesbians are given a high place in our AM society. They are
treated as ‘icons’ in some regards.

And the source of this problem stems from the fact that so-called
progressives in the west hail the cause of homosexuality. Even various
Hollywood stars like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie refuse to marry until
gays enjoy the same right to marriage in each and every state, city, and
town. So it has become ‘hip’ to support homosexuality– it defines one as
being “open-minded”.

And this very defective mind-set has crept into AM. Some in the Marga have
gotten caught up in the chase along with western ‘progressives’ such that
those same fashionable outlooks like “homosexuality go, go, go” have snuck
into AM.

Please excuse me for saying so but some of our Dadas are have very
recently been involved in homosexual realtionships. But because homosexuality
is so accepted in the general society, when a Wt indulges then it is
not seen as such a bad thing. (Note the aforesaid case is well known
and I have the details and first-hand information.)

And if we are not careful, the way things are going, within 2, 5, or 10
years, in AM we may see a similar acceptance of prostitution– all because
it has been accepted by certain western progressives.

It may seem like a far-off scenario, but actually it may be closer than we
think. And best is to get our stance straight from the very beginning, lest
some get sucked into the so-called progressive western mind-set, as has
happened with the issue of homosexuality.


Just to clarify, our perspective in AM is not that homosexuals should be
shunned & banned forever and ever; rather according to Baba such persons
should be rectified and treated. Because theirs is not a natural way to
live and we should not let our brothers and sisters fall prey to this

With full compassion, our manner is to adopt a stance against this abnormal
way of life and through 16 Points guide such people how to mend their ways.
And our view should be made clear and must not be at all ambiguous or
contradictory. We should stick to our AM ideals, and have full empathy
towards those lesbians and help them to be cured.


All this goes to show that the issues supported by ‘progressive western
intellectuals’ has a habit of sinking into AM. So we should be careful.
Because as prostitution is becoming more and more rampant around the globe
due to so many defective trends such as the massive numbers of refugees,
poverty, pseudo-culture, and a crude fascination with sex, its prevalence
is allowing it to gain acceptance into the so-called progressive
think-tank. Little by little this is happening. And we do not want the next
step being that some in AM also start thinking that prostitution is fine
and well so that they will be embraced as being ‘open-minded’ by various
so-called progressives. That is the main issue, or potential issue if we
look a touch further down the road.


In this degraded era of Kali Yuga when so many crude vices are cropping up
in so many aspects of our social life, our standard is to stick to AM
ideals and now be swayed by any so-called progressives. Surely, on one is
AM supports the notion of prostitution but as the thinking of society
changes, no one in our Marga should get swayed, for any reason.

Here then are but a few of Baba’s strict guidelines on this matter. So just
as in the case of homosexuality, Baba’s approach towards prostitution is
equally clear.

Baba says, “The repugnant social disease of prostitution is also a creation
of the vaeshyas. As a result of excessive wealth the vaeshyas lose their
self-control and their character on the one hand; and many unfortunate
women are forced by poverty to descend to this sinful occupation on the
other hand.” (HS-2)

Baba says, “Because of injustices against women with respect to their
social rights and because women are economically crippled, a section of
women is compelled to take to prostitution. Although there are many causes
of this profession, these are the main two. Ananda Marga recognizes that
women are as dignified human beings as men. Ananda Marga, in addition,
wants to encourage women to be economically independent of men. The system
in which characterless men swagger about in society while fallen women are
denied proper opportunities despite their sincere desire to lead an honest
life, can never be supported by justice.” (28 January 1958 RU, Trimohan)


By Baba’s grace as we spread the ideals of AM to the four corners, our
universal human family will grow in a sentient and nice way and recognise
the inherent value of all.

Baba says, “In this new society based on Neohumanism, everyone will find
their life worth living. All will regain their lost positions of honour.”


Special Formula of Tandava

Baba says, “Tandava: As long as a dancer remains above the ground, he
derives much benefit; when he touches the ground, then those benefits are
assimilated by the body. That is why in the tandava dance there is much
jumping, because jumping requires the practitioner to remain off the ground
for a fairly long period of time.” (NSS, p. 23)


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Date: Sat 26 Sep 2009 10:20:36 -0000 (GMT)
From: Singh_Manindra
Subject: Mahaprayan (Death) of Shrii Arvind Sahadeo jii



Today it is with sadness that we announce the mahaprayan of our dear
respected brother Shrii Arvind Lal Sahadeo of Ranchi.

Many are aware of Shrii Sahadeoji’s exceptional service to the Marga. He
played a big role in VSS and served as Baba’s bodyguard during DMC etc.
In addition he created a master unit in his village area (discussed
below), among many other important works.

But perhaps his greatest contribution was Shrii Sahadeoji’s opposition
to dogma within AMPS:

1) From the beginning, he protested against the so-called mahaprayan
program as he fully believed in Baba’s eternal presence.

(Note: Here it should be qualified that there is such a thing as both
real mahaprayan and fake mahaprayan. Real mahaprayan remarks the death
of any ordinary human being. This is the proper use of the term: to note
a person’s departure from this earth. That is the way mahaprayan is to
be used.

Then there is the fake, or so-called, or dogmatic mahaprayan and that
is when certain agents try to apply the mahaprayan term to Parama Purusa
Himself. This is totally inappropriate because when Baba is that Divine
Entity who is beginningless and endless and resides always in our heart,
then it is totally wrong to proclaim that He is gone.

That is why rational margiis are protesting and labeling the Oct 21st
program as so-called mahaprayan. So-called means that something is fake.
Parama Purusa is eternal, thus for groupists to declare his “mahaprayan”
is nothing but so-called mahaprayan.

Mahaprayan only really happens in the case of human beings.)

2) At that time, Shrii Sahadeoji was Bhukti Pradhan of Ranchi which is a
huge unit. Back then opposing groupist dogmas was no joke – it took
great courage.

3) The groupist powers tried to victimise him. Because at that time
Sarvatmananda was also raising money for the dogmatic memorial project
in Ananda Nagar and sending his stooge Parmeshvarananda to Ranchi to
collect money. There was a lot of pressure to give money – but Shrii
Sahadeoji refused to give even one ruppee for those dogmatic and
groupist projects. He was telling that the memorial of Parama Purusa is
this entire creation, not some limited building on a small piece of
land. A memorial is made for a human being, not for Parama Purusa. One
cannot propagate his glory via one building.

4) Shrii Sahadeoji also fought for margii rights, BP rights, and
protested scripture distortion.

It is well known that with his own personal money Shrii Sahadeoji
established the master unit at Gumla in Ranchi diocese. An MU Dada was
living there with him.

So Shrii Sahadeoji’s activity and service in AM was widespread and
varied. But even then that was not all.

As many will certainly recall, Shrii Sahadeoji was extremely active in
1) He was a bank manager near a university and he would regularly bring
students for initiation and would invite Dadas to give lectures at the

2) He was also responsible for bringing his entire family into AM. His
wife and children were previously involved (up till ’85) in the idol
worship of Santosii Ma (Mother Goddess Santosii – one mythological
deity). So even though his wife’s father was a family acarya, it took
the dedication of Shrii Sahadeoji to bring his wife onto the real path
of AM.

3) Shrii Sahadeoji also ensured that his own laokika father took AM
initiation as well.

Finally, here is one very telling account. In 1989-90, Baba needed
full-time care of a doctor. This was a big sacrifice because it demanded
that AM doctors give up their own practice and personal commitments to
go to Baba and work for one month at a time. Doing this was a big
maneuver because one would have to leave their own medical work for an
entire month. But Shrii Sahadeoji convinced his wife who was a doctor to
engage in this service to Guru. And by Baba’s grace his wife became one
of Baba’s personal physicians and served very admirably in this capacity.

Thus, Shrii Sahadeoji’s life was full of love, dedication, and
commitment to Guru and Ananda Marga. His is a big loss to our AM family.

Tragically, Shrii Sahadeoji’s suffered two strokes over the course of
the last few years. Even then, with his tantric spirit he was able to
overcome paralysis and engage in service work for the organisation. But
it was on 5 Sep 2009 that he suffered his 3rd stroke from which he could
never recover. It was that last stroke that led to his mahaprayan.

Shrii Sahadeoji’s mahaprayan took place at 3:30pm Friday, Sep 25, 2009.
At the time of his mahaprayan, Shrii Sahadeoji was under medical care in
Ranchi and he ultimately died in Modi Seva Sadan. He is survived by his
wife and two children.

On the occasion of his mahaprayan (death), let us remember our dear
brother who always wanted to serve the Marga and who created a master
unit for the propagation of AM ideals. It is sad to see him gone, i.e.

By His grace, we can all take solace in the blessed truth that by his
mahaprayan Shrii Sahadeoji has reached his final abode unto Baba’s lap.
At least now his long struggle with strokes and paralysis is over. Baba
has taken it upon Himself to save our devoted brother and grant him

With deepest respects,
Yours brotherly,


* Mahaprayan (Death): Many are aware that mahaprayan (death) is the
common term used in India and especially in Bengal to describe the death
of an honoured or even ordinary person. In that way the newspapers of
Bengal are regularly citing the mahaprayan (death) of various persons of
society who died or passed away.

Some may get confused and wrongly think that the word ‘mahaprayan’
(death) is one extraordinarily devotional term to be used in association
with Parama Purusa. But that is not at all the case. Rather to do so is
only to undermine the eternal presence of Parama Purusa. That is why no
devotees ever use the word ‘mahaprayan’ in reference to Lord Shiva or
Lord Krsna. Because Lord Shiva and Lord Krsna exist eternally. Then
there is no question of Their mahaprayan (death).

And for those who need still more technical proof then all this can
be clarified quite readily by referencing the dictionary. Specifically
in the Samsad Bengali-English dictionary on page 742. Checking there it
will be confirmed that the word ‘mahaprayan’ means death. Which is why
it used to refer to the passing away of even common citizens.

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Date: 26 Sep 2009 16:19:39 -0000
From: “Liiladhar Karn”
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: Self-Test


“Saba’re kari a’hva’n saba’i a’ma’r pra’n’…” – P.S. 2945


Here goes the clarion call to one and all. Everyone is my own; everyone
is my pra’n’a; everyone is close to my heart. We are all collectively singing the song in unison and moving towards the Goal– Parama Purus’a. Nobody should remain left behind. We should carefully see that nobody should cry in the society, remaining as downtrodden or as neglected one. We are all singing the marching song of life collectively, with one tune and one melody. There is no difference between one human being and another.Everyone’s desires, hopes, and inspirations are the same. We are all moving on one path with the inspiration of the great ideology, which will lead towards greatness…


In our Ananda Marga, Baba has clearly declared in countless discourses
that bhakti is the best. We have all heard or read how Baba proves the
superiority of bhakti over the paths of karma and jinana. The Ananda
Vacanamrtam series alone is filled with dozens of discourses along this

Naturally then, all in the Marga aspire to be top-grade bhaktas. Every
sadhaka wishes to consider themselves as a devotee. Invariably, though,
some fall in the category of being a karmi or jinani.

So the question is: How to tell who am I? How can we know what we are.

This letter is a “Self-Test” for determining how far one is a tried and
true jinani or not. The goal is not to judge anyone else, but to learn
more about oneself.

After all, if one thinks “I am a devotee” when in true sense
they are something else, like a jinani, then they are just cheating
themselves. No one should be confused about who they are.

All should be able to answer this question: “Am I a bhakta, karmi, or

Then one can best address one’s own personal growth and development on the
path. To get the proper answer, honesty is needed, as well as some
critical points detailed below.

(Note: For your ease and reference, after the signature, there are some
links to other postings defining a bhakta, karmi and jinani, according
to the standard of Ananda Marga.)


Some may foolishly reason that it is not important to know whether “I
am a jinani or not”. However, by reading Baba’s strong statements below,
it becomes quite evident that one should know whether or not they suffer
from being a jinani. Without knowing, one will be unable to take steps
to rectify the situation, in which case their efforts for spiritual
attainment will be totally wasted.

Baba says, “Unless a spiritual aspirant is able to get rid of these
defects [of jin’a’nam], the aspirant cannot be established in kevala’
bhakti [non-attributional devotion], which is absolutely essential for
the attainment of Parama Purus’a. The wise will, therefore, adopt such a
conduct as to save themselves from the evil effects of jin’a’na.” (AV-23)

Baba says, “In order for sa’dhakas to save themselves from the evil
effects of jina’na, they must learn how to get rid of those effects, and
thus preclude the possibility of allowing their jina’na to be converted
into bandhya’ jin’a’na [sterile knowledge], which is so much in evidence
among the intellectuals of today.” (AV-23)

Thus, no one should suffer the horrors of being a jinani. All must know
their true colour and advance along the path of devotion – that is the
only way. Being caught in the whirlpool of jinana only means ruining
one’s spiritual life, as Baba clearly warns above.

Thus everyone one of us in AM should know their own nature, and in
particular if one is a jinani or not.

This is self-test to be done internally. This is not about looking at others.


Typically we might classify a jinani as one who creates their own theory
or someone who thinks that “I know” etc.

But there is a more telling attribution of jinanis than that.

First and foremost, a jinani is one who accumulates knowledge only for
knowledge sake, and not for practical use.

This may sound unusual, but actually many do like this, including a few
in our Ananda Marga.

For instance, there are some who are eager to learn all the ins and outs
of sadhana only so that they can deliver a high sounding talk on
meditation – or write a fancy article. In their own life they have
absolutely zero desire to perform sadhana. Such a person is a classic

So one should all ask oneself: Have I ever done like this – even to a
small degree?

Then there are those who seek out all kinds of philosophical knowledge
about Baba’s teachings only in order to preach to others and impress
them. In their own heart, they themselves neither wish to apply those
principles nor do they even believe those precepts.

Once again, one should reflect and think: Have I ever done like this
– even to a small degree?

Then there is this dramatic characteristic of a jinani: Such a person
will vigorously lecture or convince others about points which they
themselves do not believe in their own heart. Yet they will preach those
words in order to gain the respect of others. Such a person is a classic

For instance, a jinani can give a big talk on samskara theory without
even an ounce of feeling in their heart that there is such a thing as
samskaras. Likewise, a jinani can deliver a resounding oration on Taraka
Brahma without even feeling in their heart that Baba is God incarnate.

And not just that, but jinanis can talk about asanas, diet, yama-niyama
etc, even when they themselves do not care about those practices.

That is why Baba Himself speaks so strongly and disparagingly of such

Baba says, “It has been observed that those engaged in the acquisition
of jin’a’na lose touch with practicality.” (AV-23)

They chase after knowledge merely to enhance their own prestige – not
for any greater good like social service nor for their own spiritual

So one has to frankly think about one’s own motivation for acquiring
knowledge and decide if “I fall in the above categories”, even remotely
so. If one does, then that means I am either a full-blown jinani,
or at the very least, jinan oriented.

Of course the proper approach to acquiring knowledge is to enhance one’s
ability to serve others and to practice in one’s individual life.
Knowledge for the sake of prestige etc is just a huge liability. No one
should walk around like this. They may posture themselves as being
smart, but in reality they are ruining their life.

Baba says, “The wise will, therefore, adopt such a conduct as to save
themselves from the evil effects of jin’a’na.” (AV-23)



Actually, these days many religious professionals are jinanis,
especially in the west. They read huge piles of books, preach the word
of god, but live a most ordinary or even degrading existence. In all the
dogmatic religions this happens – to some or more degree as most
religions have drifted far from whatever spiritual base they may have
had in the beginning.

Now many religious professionals preach & study to earn money or to
enhance their career – not to share what they themselves have practiced
and realised. And they get huge prestige for their knowledge.

Whereas in AM, devotion is the highest quality, but even then many fall
prey to jinana.

Please excuse me but we see this phenomenon with various Central Workers
and other top Dadas. They can gracefully deliver a phenomenal lecture on
the importance of Guru and dharma – or so many other topics – yet when
they leave the lecture hall or the book signing, they pay little heed to
Guru’s teachings. They have little or no desire to practice those divine
words in their individual life.

This is the classic sign of being a jinani.

So in our own everyday life, one should pay heed and evaluate what one’s
aim is in gaining knowledge. If it is for anything else other than
serving others and practicing, then that accumulation of knowledge falls
in the category of jinani. Then one is seeking out knowledge for
selfish reasons: prestige, ego satisfaction, social standing etc.

In that case when one gains knowledge one will think, “I am great,
I know so much.” When in reality as sadhakas, one should think that
Parama Purusa is great. After all, all one’s energy comes from Him, without
His divine force, no jiiva con do anything. So it is foolish to think that,
“I am great.” Buttragically this is the classic jinani mentality. They forget
Parama Purusa is doing everything and instead believe that they
themselves are grea. In that case it is extremely difficult if not impossible
for one to surrender to the Supreme. And without surrender, spiritual
success is nothing but a distant dream. Thus one should not fall prey to a jinan
oriented mentality. That is disastrous.


Learning or acquiring knowledge is only useful and beneficial if (a)
done to serve Parama Purusa and His creation and (b) applied to one’s
practical day to day existence.

Beyond that the gaining of knowledge is nothing but a liability and
turns one into a jinani.

Rather we are to follow Baba’s below premises.

Firstly Baba guides us that bhaktas are to use their knowledge and
skills for service only, and not to enhance one’s prestige as jinanis do.

Baba says, “When devotees serve the universe they do it with the feeling
that they are serving the manifestation of Na’ra’yan’a only to please
Him…The direction of Jina’nii is not working here.” (SS-19)

Secondly, Baba guides us that learning and knowledge only have value
when applied to our own way of living.

Baba says, “Educated are those who have learnt much, remembered much and
made use of their learning in practical life.” (PNS-18)


We all want to get success in spiritual life. So one should all honestly
consider one’s own status and motivation. What is my aim in acquiring
knowledge. How sincere am I to practice what I have learned. Or do I
fall in the category of the jinani – the person who acquires knowledge
merely to show others? If so then maximum efforts should be made to
remedy this.

And it is possible to rectify one’s status. Someone who is a jinani today
will be a great bhakta in the future. All are on the move and the sooner
one knows their own status, the faster they can move on the path
of devotion.

Sometimes people think jinanis are only those who are scholarly. And
while it is true that scholars are prone to the path of jinana, in
addition, anyone seeking knowledge for the sake of petty gains (ego,
bragging rights, prestige, status) is certainly a jinani.

With a little bit of honesty one will can easily discern where they stand.
This is the self-test we should administer to ourselves – today. We should
not waste any time. One should find out: What am I.


By Baba’s grace, all have the potential to walk the path of devotion –
nay speed ahead on the path of devotion. No one should get glued to the
path of jinana, neither knowingly or unknowingly. The above test can
help address this.

Baba says, “You are not a small or insignificant human being, you are
the very child of Parama Purus’a. It is your birth right to be
established in the immortality of infinite life. Keeping this supreme
fixed in your memory, proceed to the supreme goal with utmost devotion,
and you are destined to attain the greatest fulfillment.” (APH-4)







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To: am-global@earthlink.net
Date: Fri, 25 Sep 2009 05:37:28 -0800
From: “Hank Tomasson”
Subject: The All-Important Point of Ista


PS intro: This below Prabhat Samgiita, song #324, is a neo-humanistic
song given by Baba on 10 March 1983. Thereafter Baba expressed this same
theme in His RU address and DMC discourse of 28 and 29 May,
respectively. In both those discourses He has given the same type of
idea but in greater detail. However, as the DMC speech has still not
been translated into English, a portion of Baba’s RU speech is cited
below, after the purport of the song. In that RU address, Baba is
specifically telling that everything is the expression of Parama Purusa:
He is expressing Himself throughout this manifested universe. That is
the central idea of His RU discourse and Prabhat Samgiita #324 is based
on this same concept.

“Moder dhara’ ru’pe peyeche toma’r ru’per sa’je…” (PS 324)


O’ Lord, this world has become beautiful because of Your infinite
charm. That is why I behold You everywhere in all Your creations. When I
look at any expression then I see that You are there. You are expressing
Yourself in that form. Baba, You are expressing Your grandeur in the
form of all these created entities– animate and inanimate. Baba, You
Yourself are One but Your expressions are many. You express Yourself in
innumerable shapes and forms. You are hiding within Your creation.

Baba, You are present everywhere– in all the flows. Nothing is
outside Your mental arena; everything is within the purview of Your
mind. That is why nothing is ever lost. I am in Your mind and I do
according to Your desires. This entire creation is in Your mind and I am
one part of that. I am working according to Your exact wish. Because
this entire creation is Your thought projection.

Baba, You are present in each and every thought. Whatever human
beings think is known to You since You are the Witnessing Entity of that
thought process. Baba, You are very vast: Everything is in Your mind.
Baba, You are very small: You are present in everyone’s thoughts. Baba,
You are smaller than the smallest and bigger than the biggest. Baba,
even by mistake I do not think that besides You anything else exists.
You are everything.

Baba, by Your grace I always think that You are the quintessence…

Note 1: Here is a portion of Baba’s RU address of 28 May 1983 wherein He
is expressing this same type of idea as has been expressed in the above

Baba says, “Neohumanism includes within its scope not only human beings
and animate creatures, such as plants and animals, but all inanimate
entities as well, for the scope of Neohumanism extends down to the
smallest particles of sub-atomic matter… Why should the love and
affection of developed human minds be restricted to human beings only?
Why should it not include all living beings, including plant life? This
is the new explanation of humanism – neohumanism – for within
neohumanism the entire animate world is included…And that golden day
is sure to come when that perfect stage of structure, that is, unit
existence in the intra-atomic world, will be reached, when human
intuition will realize that the essence in the sub-atomic world is pure
Consciousness.” (NHNS-1)

Note 2: Materialists think that everything comes from matter while
Baba’s AM philosophy states that everything comes from Brahma. This then
is the fundamental difference between the crude world view of
materialism and our spiritual outlook. Needless to say, our spiritual
perspective changes our whole view of this universe as well as our
relation with it. Materialists think that the world is for their
self-satisfaction only whereas in AM we think that we have come to this
world to serve others since all are the expression of Parama Purusa.


Each and every A’nanda Ma’rgii is aware that the point of Ista is one of
our Sixteen Points. Specifically it is point #10.

Baba says, “Observe non-compromising strictness and faith regarding the
sanctity of Ista.” (Pt #10 of Sixteen Points)

So everyone is aware that this point of Is’t’a is included within His
guidelines, but even then it may be exactly clear what it means.


In comparison, many of the other aspects of Sixteen Points are
comparatively much more straight forward. Such as point #1: “After
urination wash the urinary organ with water.” This point does not need a
lot of explanation to understand the meaning. No one is confused or in
doubt about the meaning of this point.

And same can be said about so many of the aspects of Sixteen Points such

“Do not cut the hair of the joints of the body” (#3)
“Regular participation in the weekly dharmacakra at the local
jagrti should be considered mandatory” (#15).

Both of these above points are quite literal and easy to understand. It
is readily apparent as to what the meaning is and what one is to do.
Indeed most if not all of the Sixteen Points are like this.


However the point of Is’t’a is less defined– less specific. Naturally
one may wonder then what exactly does it mean.

To get the answer then one must treat this point #10 of Sixteen Points
like a sutra. To understand its full meaning it is necessary to take
help of Baba’s other discourses. Because the point of Is’t’a is itself
extremely dense and is not at all explanatory– not descriptive. By the
wording itself, it is not evident what it means to be strict in Ista.
In that case point #10 of Sixteen Points must be treated like a sutra
since an explanation of this point has to be found in other places of
His vast body of teachings.


Certainly there are many ways and interpretations of this point of Ista,
such as in His discourse titled ‘Ista & Adarsha’ as well as in the
‘Seven Secrets of Success’ discourse where Baba elaborate on the point
of Shraddha’– deep reverence for the Goal. These are all important
places to gain a deeper understanding about what it means to follow
point #10 of Sixteen Points: “Non-compromising strictness and faith
regarding the sanctity of Is’t’a.”

In addition here below Baba gives us deep insight as to what it means to
be established in Is’t’a.

Baba says, “When people are established in devotion, they attain a state
called is’t’a nis’t’a— devotion for one’s goal. In that stage there is
but one dominant thought: ‘Whatever I do, be it social, political or
socio-economic service, the motivating thought in my mind will be to
please Parama Purus’a’.” (AV-8, p.101)


By Baba’s above teaching of Is’t’a nis’t’a, we can understand that one
is established in the point of Ista when one does each and every thing
in order to please Him. That is the key point and the defining factor.

So throughout the day all our activities and duties are to be done with
this singular aim in mind– to please Him. This is the secret of Is’t’a

Thus whether we are bathing, taking food, doing sadhana, reading
svadhyaya, raising our family, engaging in business, or organising
social service projects, everything should be done with the sole motive
of pleasing Him. We are doing these things to make Him happy. This pure
intention must be the only guiding force in our engagement. Then alone
can it be termed as Is’t’a nis’t’a.

And Is’t’a nis’t’a– doing to please Him– is what it means to be
established in Ista, according to Baba’s above teaching.


At the same time it has to be recognised that being truly established in
Is’t’a nis’t’a is not an ordinary affair.

Because in their general dealings and movements in life, people are
mostly if not always guided by their own selfish desires. That is the
overriding idea behind the bulk of their actions: selfish pleasure. Some
fall into this predicament to a greater degree than others. But it is a
fairly pervasive tendency.

For example one degraded person who visits a prostitute house is
obviously sunk in this principle of selfish pleasure. But not only him,
often people in our Marga perform social service work also with the idea
to gain some self-satisfaction, i.e. to get some lift and pump
themselves. By doing that service work they derive some ego
satisfaction. This also happens.

Here the point is not to lump anyone’s service work in the same category
as visiting a prostitution shop. Only the point is that it is not the
activity in and of itself that dictates whether one is established in
Is’t’a nis’t’a or not. What qualifies whether one is established in ista
nista is the idea or motivating factor behind one’s action. If one is
doing solely to please Him, then that is Ista nista, otherwise not.


By analysing the motive behind their actions, everyone can freely
determine how far they are established in the point of Ista. If one is
doing to please Him then they are marching ahead on this sacred pathway
and if one is doing for some other reason then they are not established
in Ista. Baba’s definition is very clear cut about this.

So with full sincerity we should use this measuring rod of Ista nista to
gauge our intention behind our every action or work. By this way one can
understand how far they are strict in Ista or not.

And then with renewed efforts we can again take His name and ensconce
our minds in His thought and move ahead. So we should always try to
understand what is the motivating factor in our actions and
simultaneously infuse more and more devotional feeling in our lives by
sincerely doing our prescribed practices of bhakti yoga etc.

Through this dual approach one is sure to get more established in the
point of Ista. And the key point behind it all is to sincerely evaluate
one’s own actions and not try to befool oneself. If one is honest with
themselves then they can surely progress on the path of ista nista.


May our each and every action begin with the sincere desire of pleasing
Him. With this pure intention in mind, success is sure. This is Baba’s
blessing on us all.

Baba says, “You too should keep moving forward, and you will also attain
victory after victory – there is no doubt about it. Therefore continue
your efforts tirelessly, do your duty and you will surely be crowned
with success.” (SS-18)



Here Baba tells more about this all-important point of Ista.

Baba says, “There are many meanings of this word “Is´t´a.” One is the
fulfillment of the goal. In other words, by ideating on Him, all sorrows
of the mind and bad thoughts go away. That is called “Is´t´a.” Ideology
is an impersonal element. To go toward “Is´t´a,” we need only love;
whereas to follow an ideology we need courage and efforts. If we have
love for our Lord, then we do not need anything else. We cannot get
devotion by going to pilgrimages. The minimum requirement for getting
devotion is the human mind. By simply exerting little efforts, you get
development. If you desire devotion, you will get it. If you have love
for the Supreme, you will get established in your “Is´t´a”.” (23
November 1971 DMC, Purnea)

Proper Plan of Life

Baba is revealing how ignorant, short-sighted people think and plan in
their dogmatic way.

Baba says, “Some people consider that one should start intuitional practice
in old age when a person has more leisure, after one has spent the prime of
one’s life earning money. People are afraid that they may face insecurity
and difficulties in their old age if they do not accumulate enough wealth
before their bodies weaken with age, rendering them incapable of hard work.
They regard the prime of life as the period intended for earning money, and
old age with its decreased capacity for hard work as the time to remember
God. They are labouring under the misconception that hard work is not
necessary for intuitional practice and that old age is therefore the proper
time for it.” (AMEP, ’98, p.131-32)

Now here following Baba is giving the answer.

Baba says, “Whoever is born is bound to die and one is constantly
approaching death, not knowing when it will come. It is never certain if
one will live to grow old. Yet people reserve the most important work of
practising sa’dhana’ for the time when the body has become completely
enfeebled and the fatuous mind of old age has become entangled in the
reactions of this life to such an extent that it is afraid of starting
anything new. Ordinarily it is fear of one’s approaching death that makes
one think of God in old age. One’s evil deeds begin to haunt one, and one
starts praying and imploring God to save him or her from the consequences
of one’s deeds. There is no value in remembering God in old age, when it is
not possible to concentrate the mind due to the weakness and disease of the
body and its preoccupation with the reactions (sam’ska’ras) of the deeds of
this life. The mind then is caught up in the infirmities of the body, in
the diseases of old age, impending death, and most of all, in memories of
past incidents, and it is impossible to concentrate it. For these reasons
one is incapable of intuitional practice.” (AMEP, ’98, p.132)

Note: This problem is such a common ailment that 99.9% of the people in the
present society are caught up in this whirlpool. And by this way their
whole life gets wasted. It is our duty to think again and again and reach
the conclusion about what is the best approach to utilise this priceless
human life.


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Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2009 07:11:06 -0000
To: am-global@earthlink.net
From: Richard Cross
Subject: Get Ready for 2010 Election: Fake BP Manual


“Lukiye path cala’ ekii liila’, lokalocane keno na’hi a’so…” (P.S. 3698)


Baba, You are Ajana Pathik, You are the most loving One who moves
throughout this vast universe doing everything but in Your journey You
always keep Yourself hidden. You move around secretly. Baba, You do all
the things but nobody can see You; You do not like to come within the
field of vision.

O’ my Dearmost, to whom You love, they want to search You in their
mind; they want to hold You in their heart by the process of shravan,
manan, niddhidhya’san & dhyana. But in Your divine liila You do not like
to be seen. You go on moving secretly. Why like this. Why is Your style
so secretive? Baba, You do not like to move around following the
straight, clear-cut path whereby everyone can see You. That type of
movement You do not do.

Baba, the eternal truth of straightforwardness which has been
established since ages, even a wee-bit of that You do not follow in Your
movement. Rather everything You do in hidden fashion.

O’ my Revered One, it may be also possible that my understanding is
not complete so that I do not properly comprehend You. Baba, by the
ordinary measuring scale You are immeasurable. If anyone wants to
understand You and get You, then You escape and never get held. Then
remaining distant, You just smile.

Baba, what type of liila is this. You go on doing everything while
remaining hidden, out of my grasp. O’ Baba, I long for You and surrender
at Your alter…


This entire letter looks at how the Fake Bhukti Pradhan Manual issued in
1997 has been used as a weapon by groupist leaders to destroy the BP post.

After all, despite all the troubles going on in the organisation, we
must not let this critical matter slip by. It has already been 12+ years
and still the matter has not been rectified. How long are we going to
allow this to linger. Together, with a concerted effort, we must keeping
bringing this matter to light. Without that, the integrity of the BP
post will never be restored.

Remember, starting January 2010, new BP elections will begin in units
all around the globe. Certainly the ruling regime will desire to use
this Fake Manual. As Ananda Margiis, we should insist that Baba’s
original BP manual be followed instead.

Here is more about this critical issue.


Everybody knows that the Bhukti Pradhan (BP) post is part and parcel of
a unique system given by Baba wherein family people are actively
involved in the leadership of a dharma organisation (AMPS). In the past
no pseudo guru had the courage or vision to put forth such an idea. Only
our all-knowing Sadguru Baba has put the plan in motion that all
people– whether sannyasis or family people– should be actively
involved in the administration of a spiritual organisation, thereby
bringing dharma to the masses. Such is the revolutionary approach of the
BP system given by Baba.


However at present in AMPS, our Bhukti Pradhan system is in a state of
shambles. This also everyone recognises. The BP post has become a
non-entity in AMPS life whereby those margiis who oppose the leading
faction are ousted from the BP position. In that way so many BP’s are
either marginalised or just sit on the BP chair as a stooge of the
ruling group. All acknowledge that in today’s social milieu of extreme
groupism, the voice box of the BP has been shut.


The next question then becomes how did all this happen. And while there
are various factors involved, it cannot be denied that when the groupist
rulers threw away Baba’s original BP guidelines and instead created
their own Fake BP Manual (’97), then that became one distinct cause of
the downfall of the BP post. Because that Fake BP Manual (’97) contains
so many wrong rules which allow the ruling group to turn the BP post
into a mere puppet position etc.

Even then in the minds of some it is not clear how all this is
happening. A few are not understanding how the Fake Manual is used by
factional leaders to control the BP post. Thus to help bring the matter
into the open foreground and make it crystal clear, various margiis have
decided to address points one at a time from the Fake BP Manual in order
to show how the Fake BP manual contravenes our pristine AM ideology.
This letter begins that series.


As we all know, one of the first and foremost tenets of our AM society
is that it incorporates one and all. Everyone is looked upon as a child
of the Supreme and a member of our human family.

In that light Baba has firmly declared that no one can be expelled from
AMPS. In our AM way of life there is no such thing as expulsion.

Baba says, “Ananda Marga has formed a society which frames its laws on
the basis of common ideals in order to develop the idea of one-ness of
all humanity. This society is radically different from any existing
society, for it provides a society with a common bond where there is no
distinction between class or sex, where no one is declared an
outcast…” (AFPS-7, p.6)

And here below Baba reiterates the same idea: That expulsion is not
accepted in Ananda Marga.

Baba says, “Harsh social punishment such as creating outcasts…do not
find any place in our society.” (AFPS-7, p.6)

So by all this it is clear as day that expulsion, debarment,
disqualification etc are not facets of our AM way of living. That is not
part of our social dharma.


Now let us take a look at but one of the many ways how the Fake Manual
contravenes our AM ideology. First let us remember that expulsion is not
allowed in our Marga. Do you have that idea in mind? Good, now let us

Here is one of the unrighteous (adharmic) rules from the Fake BP Manual.

In order to vote or be a BP candidate, the Fake BP Manual declares that:

“He or she must not be expelled.”
(Fake BP Manual 1997, chapter 1, section 13, point #9, pg 12)

Thus in clear cut language the groupist rulers have put forth the crude
edict that no one may vote in the BP election or run for the BP post if
they have been expelled. So the Manual makes the false assumption that
expulsion is legal.

Yet we all know that according to Baba expulsion is not allowed in AMPS.

So the Fake BP Manual clearly ignores Baba’s dharmic teaching and puts
forth the unjust & fake policy that expulsion is allowed and that if
anyone is expelled then they cannot participate in the BP elections–
neither as a candidate nor as a voter. This is the type of outrageous
manipulation that is rampant throughout the Fake BP Manual. Please refer
to Note #2 after the signature for more info.

And in their groupist policy-making schema this is what the groupists do.

If factional heads feel that any margii is not accepting their
dictatorial and unholy leadership then that margii will be “expelled”
and forbidden to participate in the BP election process.

So when courageous & dharmic margiis or BPs protest against groupist
wrongdoings then the factional leaders expel them and point to chapter
1, section 13, point #9, pg 12 of their Fake BP Manual and declare that
“expelled” margii ineligible to participate in the BP elections or hold
the post of BP.

Indeed there are innumerable cases where this has occurred and if we are
not careful this devious rule will be invoked thousands of more times in
the future.

Thus in the past Rudrananda’s faction or Sarvatmananda’s faction has
used expulsion as a way to railroad BP elections and control the BP
post. And what is their justifcation: chapter 1, section 13, point #9,
pg 12 of their Fake BP Manual. And so long as this obscene rule exists,
in the future any groupist leader will take advantage of this unholy rule.


So when the upcoming BP elections are going one from one election after
another– 1998, 2001, 2004, 2007– using this Fake Manual the we all must
be informed and ready to dismiss all the fake rules which factional
leaders have slipped into their Fake BP Manual. Because now we see that
whichever groupist regime is in power during the BP elections, then they
will invariably rely on the Fake Manual to manipulate the course of
events– once again rendering the BP post as a useless position.

When in fact we all know that the post of Bhukti Pradhan is an
upstanding seat in our Marga and that the post should be held by a
strong margii who upholds the teachings of dharma. That is Baba’s
teaching and that is Baba’s vision: That the BP chair will play a vital
role in upholding AM ideals.

But this the groupist heads are unwilling to accept. Because they are so
greedy for power that they do not want anyone else to participate in the
governance of AMPS.

As a last reminder, we should all be alert and vigilant as we approach
the upcoming BP elections. We should demand that the Fake BP Manual be
put in the garbage where it belongs and instead Baba’s dharmic BP
guidelines should be implemented.


By Baba’s divine grace, the tide is changing and all the dogmatic rules
like those in the Fake BP Manual are being rejected by the people. And a
new phase of peace and harmony has arrived.

Baba says, “Humanity is now at the threshold of a new era. We do not
want any dogma. The age of dogma is gone. What we want is an idea based
on Neohumanism. We are for the entire created world; and not only for
human beings or living beings, but for the entire animate and inanimate
universe.” (AFPS-5)



Everyone knows that Sarvatmanandji’s name itself is printed in bold
letters on the inside cover of the Fake BP Manual. Because in those days
the B bandits were still in power and they gave the important ISMUB Secy
post to their captain, Sarvatmananda. That is why where it says
“published by” then Sarvatmananda’s name appears. Because he is the one
who first published the Fake BP Manual. Of course now Rudrananda is king
of the roost so he is sinfully enjoying all the manipulations of the
Fake BP manual. Rudrananda is using all those crude edicts to satisfy
his groupist agenda. And that is the way it works– whichever group is
in power takes advantage of this fake BP manual.


The following are some of the serious distortions made to the original BP
manual given by Baba. In 1997 a new version of the BP manual was made and
published, which is very different from the original given by Baba. Changes
were made which severely limit Margi rights. Please see some of these
significant changes below that stipulate who can vote and run for the BP

(A) Page 12, rule number 6, “clean image…”

But in AM ideology, Baba never talks about superficial things like a
“clean image”. Baba’s only conern is dharmic action and Baba Himself
says on so many occasions that those who follow dharma and oppose
exploitation, then they will not be in the good books of the status quo.
Thus dharmikas will not have a “clean image”. So this point is totally
silly and against AM ideology.

(B) Pg 12, rule 7, “He or she must not have acted against the organisational
unity and solidarity.”

We must remember that organisational solidarity is not the unity we
seek. Baba says unity is ideological unity. Yet when groupists dominate
the organisational channels then they will try and create their own fake
type of unity through “organisational solidarity” as they push their own
selfish agenda. That is the way groupism works. So here again in this
rule, they are merely watching their own backside and not interested in
AM teachings.

(C) Pg 12, rule 9, “He or she must not be expelled or facing any charge or
enquiry on account of organisational impropriety…”

The dogma and cheating in this above rule will be quite apparent to
anyone who has understood the above two points. Basically, with
groupists at the helm, then naturally dharmikas will contest the
factional parties, and those factional parties will chargesheet the
dharmikas in order to protect their power.

(D) Pg 17, rule 6, “…must be capable of maintaining organisational

When groupists are ruling, “maintaining organisational solidarity” means
being a “yes man” and blindly follow crude rules invented by groupists.
So this rule is also bogus. True unity is ideological unity not unity
around groupist platforms.

And so many more such rules.


If anyone wants a scanned copy of the Fake BP Manual or a scanned copy
of Baba’s original BP guidelines, then simply write in and our office
personnel will get that out to you at the earliest. By this way– by
having the Fake Manual and Baba’s original BP guidelines– then we will
be best informed and properly prepared to ensure the upcoming elections
are carried out in a dharmic manner. That will be a grand step towards
bringing integrity and dignity to the BP post.

Ajapa – Japa & Adhyana – Dhyana

SadGuru Baba says, “If a man constantly chants his japa mantra or
meditates ceaselessly, then the rhythm of this japa, the rhythm that
adores the Guru during dhyana, will act as auto-suggestion during the
time of sleep, although he does not remember it…A sadhaka with this
capacity continues his dhyana and japa even in sleep. This kind of japa
is called “Ajapa’ Japa”; that is to say, without performing japa, one is
actually performing it. And it is called “Adhya’na’ Dhyana”, which means
that without actually meditating, the act of meditation is going on.”
(YP, 1991 Edn, p.150-51)


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.."the common people ...are losing their houses, losing their jobs... losing their savings, and losing.. peace and tranquility."

.."the common people ...are losing their houses, losing their jobs... losing their savings, and losing...peace and tranquility."

Date: 23 Sep 2009 10:28:00 -0400
From: Donald_G
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: Chanakya & Pitiful Situation of USA


“Ma’nus’ yeno ma’nus’er tare sab kichu kare ya’y…” (P.S. 2192)


Great persons– proper human beings– do everything in their life for
the upliftment of other human beings. In their mind they also never forget
that animals, birds, and plants also belong in their vast family. For such
sadhakas, no one is alien because in their heart they understand
that each and every being wants to survive & live a happy life.

Why do human beings remain crying, feeling isolated in their own
suffering after losing their path in the Cimmerian darkness. Our love and
care will bring everyone close to us; nobody will be left behind– crying
and suffering in frustration. On this auspicious crimson occasion we will
save everyone and provide them shelter from the burning flame of
illiteracy, starvation, and all kinds of troubles. Elevated human beings
come on this earth to serve everyone, all humanity plus the birds,
animals, plants, flora and fauna, & animate and inanimate objects– the
entire creation…


Baba guides us that 2300 years ago a minister clearly warned his kingdom
of the ills of capitalism and gave the solution.

Now, in this modern era, the so-called greatest power on earth suffers
terribly from those very ills pointed out 2300 years ago.

The name of that sagacious minister was Chanakya of the Maurya dynasty.
The name of the county suffering today is the United States of America.

So the very seeds of destruction that now severely threaten to ruin the
seemingly once indomitable force of the USA were well understood by the
keen philosopher-sage Chanakya more then two thousand years ago.

In His Prout discourses, Baba highlights the accuracy and importance of
what Chanakya said, and side by side Baba has given us all the practical
answers for solving the woes of capitalism by establishing the era of


The famed pundit Chanakya put forth his views on political ethics &
economy in his nitishastra. He warned how the greed of capitalism will
strangle society and bring any kingdom to its knees.

Baba says, “Chanakya said that a business person who becomes extremely
rich is harmful to the state. If a king finds that somebody has become
extremely wealthy, he should reduce the person’s wealth and property by
imposing direct and indirect taxes on them. If he does not do this, the
vaeshyas may destroy the structure of the government unless they can
make it the tool of their exploitation.” (HS-1)

Chanakya predicted that if the greedy capitalists remain unchecked then
they will take over the political arena in order to exploit the masses
and hoard more wealth.

And is that not exactly what we see happening today in the USA. The top
capitalist forces have lobbied for and put into legislation all they
need in order to accumulate huge piles of money, thereby strangling the
remaining 99.9% of society.

The common people in the US cannot get health care, unemployment is
rising, poverty is skyrocketing, housing is in crisis, education is
unaffordable – indeed each and every fundamental aspect of society is
spiraling out of the control. The common people can no longer survive,
yet still the capitalists are strategizing how to get even more money.
Such is the state of affairs in the US and that is the very hell that
Chanakya warned about,long ago.

Chanakya’s initial solution was to tax the wealthy. Yet we see that the
top vaeshyas in the USA have millions of tax loopholes, thus they are
able to evade taxes through fancy paperwork etc.

But that was not the only solution which Chanakya offered. See here
below what he says must be done if the capitalists escape the tax

Baba says, “Chanakya also said that if the imposition of taxes fails to
stop or control extremely wealthy vaeshyas, the king should poison them
to death through a secret agent.” (HS-1)

So Chanakya mandated that those capitalists should be secretly killed if
they can’t be stopped and continue to exercise their unbridled greed.

Before we pass judgment on Chanakya’s words, let us see what Baba has
said in the very next sentence of His discourse.

Baba says, “These are indeed strong recommendations, but in that age of
social darkness there was no alternative.” (HS-1)

Hence, Baba agrees that in certain circumstances such extreme action is
needed against those rapacious capitalists. Of course, in the present
age, we know that Baba has given Prout – that is our weapon for
combating capitalism. Our approach is not to kill capitalists per but
rather root out the disease of capitalism.

Fortunately back in the day, 2300 years ago, the capitalists heeded
Chanakya’s guidelines and understood they were to give back to the people
– for the cause of social welfare.

Baba says, “[During the time of Chanakya] Vaeshyas received the good
advice that their responsibility was to earn money and undertake
charity, not to hoard wealth.” (HS-1)

Thus, in those days of old those capitalists learned their lesson and
averted disaster. However, such is not the case today.

Baba says, “The vaeshyas of other times and other countries were unable
to fulfill the duties connected with their nature. Because the ignorant
people of ancient times were more religious, the vaeshyas used to
undertake a little charity in the hope of deriving some benefit in their
next life. But today in this age of materialism, vaeshyas are not the
slightest bit interested in undertaking charitable work in this life in
the hope of gaining some benefit in their next life.” (HS-1)


As Baba points out above, today’s vaeshyas have no conscience – neither
in the social nor religious spheres. Due to their purely materialistic
outlook, they only focus on gaining more and more wealth and do not show
the least bit concern about redeeming themselves for the future.

That is why complete hell is mounting in the USA. None should think that
America is the land of glory and freedom.

With each and every passing day, the common people become more and more
shackled by ills of capitalism. They are losing their houses, losing
their jobs, losing their land, losing their savings, and losing each and
every bit of peace and tranquility.

Take a look for yourself:

– “About 39.8 million Americans were living in poverty, up from 37.3
million in 2007. The Census Bureau said the poverty rate — the
percentage of people living in poverty — jumped to 13.2 percent, the
highest level since 1997, from 12.5 percent in 2007. ”

As high as the poverty level is, these numbers are deceiving because
even people “above poverty level” suffer from severe financial woes and
pressures. Right now, the systemic issue is that everyone in the US is
worried about money and scared about the future. All are fighting for
survival – there are no safety nets to protect anyone from falling into
the dark chasm of misfortune.

– “The Census Bureau also said 46.3 million Americans were without
health insurance last year compared to 45.7 million in 2007.”

Clearly the US is not the place to get sick. One in every 5 or 6 people
do not have insurance, and then of those who do hold insurance, often it
is poorly suited to their needs, i.e. it does not cover basic health
issues, certain procedures, or it is so expensive that they have to
struggle hard to pay for it.

Verily, each and every aspect of daily life is becoming more difficult
to manage in the United States – and the problem is only growing. All
these material woes – housing, health care, employment, education etc –
then create a whole new series of issues.

People in the US cannot find mental peace:

– “An estimated 26.2 percent of Americans ages 18 and older — about one
in four adults — suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given
year…Major Depressive Disorder is the leading cause of disability in
the U.S. for ages 15-44.”

-“A national survey has found that more than 8 million adults in the
United States seriously considered suicide last year.”

Thus the horrors of capitalism do not just begin and end in the material
realm – it takes a huge toll on people mentally. At present, the US
population is being crushed: Mental stress, anxiety, worry, depression,
and other psychic ailments are pervasive throughout the land.

Today then we are seeing the grim reality of what Chanakya warned about
– and things are only getting worse.



There are two basic reasons why things are still turning for the worse
in the United States.

Firstly, the common people do not yet understand that capitalism is bad.
Still people hold the top vaeshyas as being veritable heroes. People
like Bill Gates & Warren Buffet continue to be worshiped and honoured
like sages. Still people want to grow up and become like them. So that
is one problem: People do not know that capitalists are the agents of
hell; the general people in society defend the edicts of capitalism.

The second reason why things are only getting worse in the US is that
the greed of such capitalists knows no end. They are not content merely
to pile up more money than they can use – they want every single penny
until everyone else is totally destitute, nay completely ravaged.

Baba says, “Regarding earning money and hoarding wealth, most vaeshyas
today are pisha’cavats [ghouls]. In Sanskrit pisha’ca means “one who
breaks the neck of an animal and then sucks out all the blood, leaving
only the flesh and bones”.” (HS-1)

So the warnings of Chanakya long ago hold true still today. That is why
in His Prout teachings Baba recognises the work of Chanakya.

At the same time, only Baba has given the expansive teachings of Prout
which can address & solve each and every problem and issue in society.

Our duty is to propagate those ideas in every way possible. People
need to hear the name Prout and learn what it is about. That is the
main aim at present.



By His grace, Baba’s hundreds of Prout discourses show the pathway
toward social equality and economic justice. Baba has given perfect
solutions and that is the only way for the US and other capitalistic
nations to escape the noose of the vaeshyan era as first warned about by

Baba says, “PROUT is the panacea for the integrated progress of human
society. It aims to bring about equilibrium and equipoise in all aspects
of socio-economic life through totally restructuring economics. Without
PROUT, socio-economic emancipation will remain a utopian dream. Only
PROUT can save the world from depression.”

“Furthermore, only PROUT is free from the inherent and exherent
staticity. In capitalism there is exherent and inherent staticity. In
communism there is extensive and intensive innate staticity. People
suffer from the ailments of staticity. These ailments will destroy all
forms of “isms” in the very near future. Wise people should utilize this

“We are near the last stage of the Vaeshya Era. If an impact is created,
it will help the suffering humanity. It is the most opportune moment for
creating an all-round revolution. This is a new sub-theory under
Proutistic theory and may be called gati vijina’na – the science of
dynamics in PROUT.”



One other thing that cannot be overlooked about capitalism is that it
utterly destroys the human personality. People become worse than
animals. Even animals care for one another in their herd, flock, or
group. They all move together. They have their inherent feeling for one
another. Whereas in extreme capitalism this is not the case. Due to
extreme greed, people will cheat even their neighbors, nay their family

One clear-cut and graphic example is this. Animal mothers will always
keep their babies in sight – sleeping together – breast feeding – and
being around them all the time. In contrast, in the top capitalist
nations, a basic trend is that females (we cannot even call them
mothers) are more concerned about their own sex appeal than their
child’s welfare, hence they do not breast feed their children and they
do not keep their children nearby when sleeping. Rather those females
fashion themselves as sex tools for males, and the baby comes as an
after thought. Of course, this does not apply to absolutely everyone,
but it certainly is a pervasive trend in capitalist countries. Some
females have even drowned their own babies if they felt their male lover
would be happier if she did not have babies.

Really the situation of people in the capitalist era is worse than that
of animals in many respects.

Thus in so many ways, the integrity of society gets completely washed
away by the excessive desires, ills, and distorted values of capitalism
/ materialism.

Definition of “Real Discipline”

Lord says, “And what is discipline? The Sam’skrta term for `discipline’ is
`anusha’sanam’. And what is anusha’sanam? `Hita’rthe sha’sanam ityarthe
anusha’sanam.’ When the code of discipline is imposed with the spirit of
welfare, with the spirit of development, it is called `anusha’sanam’ in
Sam’skrta. There is no corresponding English word.” (AV-3 p.30)


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Date: 22 Sep 2009 06:33:52 -0000
From: “Satyanarayan Mishra”
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: Oh Really – Not Part of Prout


PS Intro: This is one special type of song where Parama Purusa explains to
the devotees what He does– how He carries out His liila.

“A’gun jva’la’te a’si niko a’mi, diipa’valii jva’li man ma’jhe…” (P.S. 421)


I, Baba, do not come to light a burning fire in the heart. I come to
light the lamp of devotion in the heart– for that I come. I fill the mind
with divine effulgence– devotion, not fire*.

Even on the rough & jagged path I pour divine sweetness– I make even
the dry heart full of devotion. Even in those trees where flowers do not
come, those places also I decorate with flowers. I change the crude
personality into a divine one. I decorate them with the beauty of devotion.

To the dry heart I bring the warmth of love and devotion. And I give
them inspiration to move towards divinity. This way I bless.

Through the melody and rhythm of song and dance, silently I fill the
remote corner of the heart with love. Indeed I fill the entire universe
with devotion with the medium of song, dance and music– Prabhat Samgiita.
I do not come to ignite the heart with yearning; rather I fill the heart
with devotion.

To those hearts which are frustrated, sunken, and lost, I give them the
strength for their forward movement. I fill up the heart with the bliss so
they can forget their pain and misery and get ensconced in divinity.

I remain with everyone through the ota and prota yoga. I make everyone
aware of this thing by all my actions. I tell this thing in all my work so
that human beings can realise that Parama Purus’a is with them.

I advent of this earth to fill up the heart with devotion…

*Fire= Here fire means that devotees always lovingly accuse Parama Purusa
that ‘I am crying for You yet You just set my heart on fire, with no relief
in sight’. But Parama Purus’a explains that it is not like that; rather He
comes with the explicit motive to fill the mind with devotion…


Time and again there is confusion on the point of Baba’s samaj system – which
as we all know is a universal and dharmic approach to uplift all peoples
and create a healthy, dharmic society.

– Some use samaj as a euphemism for groupism;
– Some think that samaj is not in line with the principles of Prout;
– Some think that they can create a samaj based on their own
racist tendencies.
– Some think that samajas are formed strictly on the point of language;
– And there are various other misnomers regarding Baba’s divine samaj

This letter aims to clear up some of these matters and present – albeit in
brief – a few of the key points of samaj.


We all know that Baba first propounded Prout in the condensed form which
came in the Idea and Ideology book in 1959. Then a couple years later in
1961 Baba delivered the discourses for Ananda Sutram– of which the 5th and
final chapter gives further summary of Prout. In total, 16 sutras or
aphorisms are in that chapter.

And then, after that, gradually Baba has elaborated upon His Proutistic
guidelines and formed the vast Prout philosophy, around 200 discourses
directly. And many indirect references Baba has given about Prout in
several hundred other discourses.

For example if you see the book Namah Shivaya Shantaya, there also Baba
talks about Prout. (Reference: Discourse 10, section ‘Shivokti 5’) This
stands as but one of the many, many places where Baba makes indirect
reference to Prout in this book and in the rest of His scriptures.

And of course the direct discourses on Prout are collected together in the
21 parts of the Prout in a Nutshell series. From parts 1-21 all are Prout.

And in Prout part #13, the chapter ‘Socio-Economic Groupifications’ is
dedicated for the samaj movement. Because the central idea of samaj theory
is based on socio-economic movements; and that is exactly what is discussed
in the chapter ‘Socio-Economic Groupifications’. In that discourse Baba
talks about (a) What are the fundamentals of samaj, (b) On what grounds
will samajas be made, (c) What are the basic necessities of samajas, (d) so
forth and so on.

So anyone can easily understand that when the guideline of samaj has been
given in one chapter of Prout, and that it is part and parcel of our social
philosophy and perfectly consistent with all the teachings and theories of
Ananda Marga.

So if any imbalanced person is telling that samaj is something different,
Then it is similar to if any ignorant person foolishly says that a sentient
diet and vegetarian food are not part of Ananda Marga teachings.

Without going into more detail here I am quoting from Baba. In this
following teaching Baba is talking about samaj.

Baba says, “PROUT based socio-economic movements are popular movements
which will fight against all forms of exploitation and for the local
demands and sentiments of the people.” (PNS-13, p. 21)

By reading this above Baba’s simple teaching, anybody can easily understand:
(1) What is samaj; (2) That samaj is according to Prout principles; and,
(3) That the function of samaj is to fight against all types of
exploitation– for the growth of the local population of one particular area.

So certainly it is clear then that Baba’s samaj theory surely lies within
the jurisdiction and teachings of Prout.


Some confused people think that samaj means some groupist agenda or a
movement which is based on narrow sentiments and ideas. But in reality,
samaj is something universal in nature and dharmic.

By reading the chapter ‘Socio-Economic Groupifications’ anyone will get the
clear-cut picture how Baba beautifully with logic and reasoning clarifies
to the audience that His samaj system is based on neo-humanism. And really
the point is quite clear.

Baba says, “The socio-economic movements advocated by PROUT are founded on
the ideological base of Neo-humanism.” (Prout-13, p. 23)

But some in the name of samaj are preaching their own small-minded beliefs
or dogmas.

So again it is unfortunate that a couple people are confused on the point
of samaj movement. Such selfish individuals or groups are obsessed with
materialistic gain, even then they form groupism. And to justify that they
confuse common margiis by preaching, ‘No, no, no, this is not groupism,
this is samaj movement’. But we must be very careful to understand that
samaj movement and group propaganda / groupism are not the same thing.

Those who are thinking that samaj is just one form of groupism, they are in
dreamland. Please see what Baba says:

Baba says “The multi-colored garland of humanity will be enriched if
varying human groups blend together from a position of strength and
independence out of a genuine love for their brothers and sisters.”
(Prout-13, p. 20)

Baba says, “Those sentiments which are conducive to human unity should be
encouraged, rejecting the sentiments which create a rift in human society.
This is the approach adopted by PROUT’s socio-economic groups.” (Prout, p. 21)

By the above quotes it is clear then that samaj theory is based on
broad-minded, universal thinking that leads to the development of one human

Nowadays the whole society is moving ahead. Common citizens have better
understanding than in the past. And I think all the confusion will be
washed away when a few persons become more alert and conscious. Then the
dogma and confusion will not be able to remain and nobody will be able to
misguide and confuse others.


Here following is Baba’s blessing:

Baba says, “You are the very child of Parama Purus’a…Keeping the Supreme
Entity fixed in your mind, proceed to the Supreme Goal with the utmost
devotion, and you are destined to attain the greatest fulfillment.” (APH-4,



Having a few affluent countries when rest of the world is facing
serious crisis on different fronts does not represent the glory of human society.
The undeniable truth is that those so-called affluent countries became
affluent by sucking the vital juice of so-called poor countries. To root
out this malady Baba wants that in each and every area, local people should
rally around & fight against exploitation, and become self-sufficient in
all respects. To give practical shape to this idea Baba has formulated the
Samaj movement which is, as noted above, well-discussed in Prout-13, 4th


Baba says, “While forming socio-economic units, several factors should
be considered. These include same economic problems; uniform economic
potentialities; ethnic similarities; the sentimental legacy of the people;
and similar geographical features.” (PNS-13)


Baba says, “Where there is economic parity, cultural mixing, communication facilities
and administrative efficiency, it will be easy and natural for two or more
adjoining units to cooperate, because they will have attained a high degree
of socio-economic uniformity. In such cases they should merge to form a single
larger unit. This will further the welfare of their respective citizens and
enhance their socio-economic interests.” (PNS-13)


Be Careful in Desiring

Baba says, “Human beings attain Parama Purusa in whichever way they want.
Their desires to attain Him are fulfilled according to their expectations.
Suppose someone has a desire to eat delicious food. Parama Purusa will
grant that wish and the person may be reborn in the next life as a wolf or
wild boar to eat to his heart’s content. A woman who wishes to adorn
herself with ornaments may be reborn as a colorfully marked peacock. One
day, however, a hunter may shoot the beautiful peacock with an arrow. As
one desires, so one attains. Similarly, human beings attain Parama Purusa
according to their inner desire. So, before wishing to attain Him, one must
be extra cautious. Suppose a man wants to be a king. In the next life he
may be born into the household of a poor man whose surname is `Raja’
(king). He wanted to be a ra’ja’ (king) and he became one! One must be very
cautious before wishing for anything.” (AV-4, p. 62)


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In socialism and communism..."ultimately money gets accumulated and piled high in the hands of a few greedy leaders."

In socialism and capitalism..."ultimately money gets accumulated and piled high in the hands of a few greedy leaders."

From: martin_gillian@X-PRESS…
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Date: Sun, 20 Sep 2009 10:34:48 -0500
Subject: Progressive Not Socialist


“Saptaloke tumi bhariya’ rayecho, maneri shatadale nece calo…” (PS 2555)


Baba, You have filled all the seven lokas with Your divine vibration.
You are dancing in the hundred petal lotus of the mind. You are expressing
Yourself through all my mental vrttis; You are present everywhere.
Baba, You are the symbol of all hope and aspirations of the life.

Baba, I do not find anything similar to You. In this world You are
completely unique; You have no comparison. Whether my eyes are open or
closed in whichever direction I look I see You. You are beyond comparison.
Except You nothing is permanent. You pour Your divine effulgence upon the
faces of those who are hopeless and dejected.

Baba I see You in all the ways: In the depths of the nil moon night of
amavaysa, as well as in the showering of the nectar on the full moon night.
You are along with me all the time both in happiness and hopelessness.
Baba, You are more beautiful than that which is beautiful. You are more
loving than any loving things.

Baba You have filled up my whole existence– all the layers of my mind
are filled with Your divine presence. And You are always expressing
Yourself in each and every pore of my mind…

Note: The hundred petal lotus is representative of all the 50 vrttis
(instincts) of the mind in both their inner and outer expression. So 50
(propensities) x 2 (inner and outer) = 100 petal lotus. So this is one step
of dhyan and on certain occasions Baba also refers to the one thousand
petal lotus. That literally means the fifty propensities times their inner
and outer expressions times the ten directions. Hence 50 x 2 x 10 = 1,000.
So sometimes Baba uses the phrase hundred petal lotus and sometimes 1,000
petal lotus. Both He has approved and both refer to the full expression of
the mind.


As we all know Prout stands for Progressive Utilisation Theory. But some
keep trying to put forth the notion that Prout is linked with socialism.

As we see capitalism falling apart in countless ways, a few think that
socialism is the answer or that AM & Prout preach the gospel of socialism.

But this could not be further from the truth.

This letter touches on all the major defects of socialism so none
should get confused and equate Prout with socialism.


(#1) But see here how Baba says socialism is not good:

Baba says, “Those who speak high of socialism from a democratic platform
befool the public. It is just to avoid constitutional lapses and to secure
public confidence that leaders speak on socialism and promise to establish
a socialist pattern of society, which is nothing but an absurdity. These
so-called leaders are nothing but socialist show boys.” (PNS 4 p. 7)

(#2) And this below quote it is clear that the socialist system itself is
communism. Because all the infamous communist countries had /have socialist
governments and it was in this name that such communists did terrible harm
to the society.

BABA says, “In Soviet Russia, China, Vietnam and Eastern Europe socialist
democracy is the dominant system…in [such] communism the political and
economic system is imposed on society by party officials, causing untold
human suffering and severe psycho-economic exploitation. (PNS-21, p. 43)
Hence the socialist name itself is negative.


(#3) Furthermore we can see the political map of the whole globe. And
wherever capitalism has spread its noose they employ one special technique.
Capitalists influence the prevailing government and capture the political
power indirectly. And their rapacious exploitation continues in new and
newer form. So only criticizing capitalists, socialism does not produce any
yield. Because these socialists do not have any constructive ideals for how
to eradicate capitalism. Just their sole method is to abuse and that is
meaningless in practical aspects.

Baba says, “The leftist groups are engaged in criticizing the
capitalists, which is bearing no fruitful results, and capitalists have
captured power by influencing the ruling party.” (PNS 4)

Whereas Prout has its own platform based on economic justice and democracy, and
within the Proutistic framework Baba has given so many solutions to
social issues, whereas socialists merely throw mud on the ruling


(#4) While talking about ‘Economic Dynamics” discourse, Baba exposes
communists and socialists how their economy is based on materialism.

Because the whole profit goes either to some very few certain individuals
pocket or in the pocket of communist party leaders. So socialism and
capitalism are both working under the direction of materialistic
philosophy, i.e. profit goes to a few individuals pocket. Profit does not
go to common public. Just ultimately money gets accumulated and piled high
in the hands of a few greedy leaders.

Baba says, “In capitalist economies, production is for the profit of the
capitalist and the profit goes to individuals, groups and the state
exchequer. In socialist economies or so-called communism, the profit goes
to the state exchequer and a microscopic fraction of the profit goes to the
actual producers. In both cases capitalism exists.” (AFPS-9)

But the stand of Prout is completely different. In Prout, the profit goes
for the welfare of one and all, the common public. But because communism or
socialism or capitalism all are taking inspiration from the capitalism.
That is why the stand of Prout and stand of these materialists are
completely different, directly opposite.


(#5) Here again, in this following teaching Baba is pointing out the
defects of the commune system of communist countries on the point of
collective farming. In this teaching Baba also exposes how communism is the
same as socialism.

BABA says, “…the huge collective farms of the Soviet Union or
China….One of the main defects of the collective farms in socialist
countries is their unmanageable size.” (PNS-20, p. 42)

(#6) And in the below passage Baba condemns those socialist states because
they exploit the vast majority of the innocent local people.

BABA says, “In socialist countries, economic power is concentrated in a
small group of party leaders….a handful of people manipulate the economic
welfare of the entire society. (PNS-21)


(#7) Here below Baba exposed the extreme and rampant hypocrisy which exists
socialist regimes– group governed states. They like to call themselves
democratic and they go great lengths to present themselves as such; but in
reality they are just socialist exploiters.

Baba says, “There are some countries which abolished the monarchy long ago
and now call them selves a republic, but in these countries common people
do not even have freedom of speech, what to speak of other rights. The
state police and intelligence squads watch over the movements and
activities of the people. Though such countries call themselves republics,
in reality they are only group governed states. Are their leaders elected
through a democratic process? No, they are not. The leaders of these group
governed states fix the election machinery so that their opponents cannot
attain a majority. They disrupt elections by force, by rigging votes, or
other dishonest means in an endeavour to maintain their power illegally.
Hence, they cannot be called the advocates of democracy – they are only
group leaders elected by people of their own group or party. Their claims
to democracy are utterly inconsistent with their professed ideals and
behaviour. Their position is like someone who smears his face with black
charcoal and then covers it with white talcum powder, and proclaims to the
world: “Look how white my face is!” (PNS-14)


So the culminating idea is that socialism is one horribly negative term and
that time after time Baba points out the glaring defects of socialism. In
that case why should we stoop so low and refer to Prout in that demeaning
fashion. When we all know in our heart of hearts that Prout is means for
leading the humanity into that era of white peace and true prosperity.


Prout not only exposes the ills of capitalism and communism but our Prout
platform gives the practical solutions to so many burning issues like migrating
workers, use of resources, unemployment, wage disparities, distribution,
language issues, money stagation and so much more.

Plus Prout advance many points that are entirely new like samaj theory,
master units, cooperatives, and the list goes on and one.

Thus there is a world of difference between Prout and and of the existing
theories of the day and only Prout is the right appraoch for the humanity,
not any variation of some other system like socialism. About this,
no Ananda Margii should be confused.

Baba says, “Both capitalism and communism have failed to provide the
proper ideological inspiration and desideratum to human beings. In
the interests of the welfare of humanity, these systems should be replaced.
PROUT is against the exploitation by capitalism and the false dogma of
communism as both are detrimental to the all-round progress of
human beings. You have to fight against all sorts of corruption,
meanness and so-called secularism if Parama Purus’a is the goal.
Only then will you be able to maintain adjustment with this objective
world.” (PNS-15)


Note 1: A wrong translation has been done in the English edition of one of
our books. So in that improper way it says that Prout is progressive
socialism– but this is not correct. Mistranslation is the cause behind the
use of this faulty phrase. Because Prout is not linked up with socialism.

Note 2: Everywhere this thing is known that socialism means communism. Just
I felt the need to remind. And we all know that the full form name of the
USSR is the United Soviet Socialist Republic. This was also their hypocrisy
to use the term ‘republic’. Because there was nothing like a republic but
to befool the entire world those communists were playing some game to show
the mock election. They were trying to show that this is a socialist
republic. That is why they put the name as socialist republic, and their
leaders were elected. But in their end all their cheating and destructive
strategies got exposed and all have understood the defects of communism and
that socialism is another name for that same defective philosophy.

– Some Secret –

Baba says, “Man can do nothing. Living beings cannot do anything without
His support: that is, when a human’s desire and His desire coincide, then
only does the human desire become fruitful, otherwise it is a sure failure.
When the jiiva’s desire coincides with the desire of Parama Purusa, then it
is successful, otherwise not.” (10 September ’78)


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100,000 might attend a U2 concert...and only 3 people may ...attend one of our talks on meditation. Even then we should not... think that we have failed ...The fact that a few people attend our AM event is not indicative of our ability or quality, but rather reflects the interest and mindset of the people.

100,000 might attend a U2 concert...and only 3 people may ...attend one of our talks on meditation. Even then we should not... think that we have failed ...The fact that a few people attend our AM event is not indicative of our ability or quality, but rather reflects the interest and mindset of the people.

Date: 19 Sep 2009 06:55:31 -0000
From: “Gurucharan Yadav”
Subject: Why Political & Filmy Heroes Are Famous…


“Saba’re kari a’hva’n saba’i a’ma’r pra’n’…” (P.S. 2945)


The clarion call to one and all. Everyone is my own; everyone is my
pra’n’a; everyone is close to my heart. We are all collectively singing
the song in unison and moving towards the Goal– Parama Purus’a. Nobody
should remain left behind. We should carefully see that nobody should
cry in the society, remaining as downtrodden or as neglected one. We are
all singing the marching song of life collectively, with one tune and
one melody. There is no difference between one human being and another.
Everyone’s desires, hopes, and inspirations are the same. We are all
moving on one path with the inspiration of the great ideology, which
will lead towards greatness…



In our human society, there is no dearth of “celebrities”. In politics,
Hollywood / Bollywood, and sports etc, there are all kinds of heroes who
are famous throughout the globe. They are thought of as being great –
magnificent. They are revered all over and receive huge attention.

People like: Britney Spears, the late Michael Jackson, Michael Jordan,
Madonna, etc. And not just in the pop industry, rock star politicians
like Sarkozy and Obama and top capitalists like Bill Gates fall in this
category as well. Then of course there are others like the late Princess

All the aforementioned stars are in the limelight and receive tremendous
public adulation 24 / 7, irregardless of what they are doing.

Yet hardly anyone knows of Baba and A’nanda Ma’rga. Taraka Brahma lived
on this earth for nearly 70 years, and hardly anyone is aware of His

Our esteemed acaryas and margii brothers and sisters are working
tirelessly to uplift humanity yet they too are basically unknown to the
general public.

What is the reason behind this? Why are self-engrossed stars embraced by
the general public whereas selfless, well-wishers of humanity are
overlooked by society.


The operative factor at work here is the level of the public
consciousness and the common psyche. People can only appreciate what
they are able to understand. And understanding demands closeness.

For instance, one can only speak fervently of the greatness of Parama
Purusa if and only if one has come close to Him. Without coming mentally
close, then one cannot recognise His grandeur.

But to come mentally close one must be somewhat elevated – and at
present the common public is low. This is not a criticism of society,
just the fact.

That is why we see people expressing unbridled adulation towards stars
dominated by crude, animalistic propensities. Because when the general
public themselves are enthralled with sex, money, alcohol and lowly
desires then their heroes are going to be those (a) who either personify
those tendencies (Madonna, Bill Gates, & Britney Spears etc) or (b) who
present themselves as being slightly higher than the public mentality
(Sarkozy, Obama etc).

Those who more elevated will never be appreciated by the common people.
That is Baba’s explicit teaching (12 Dec ’78)

The entire situation can be likened to 4 of our acaryas going to the
zoo. Then those animals are not going to revere those Wts because they
are meditation teachers and performing all kinds of service and welfare
activities for both humans and animals alike. Those animals – due to
their lower mental standard – are totally unable to conceive of what
those acaryas are. Hence they are not going to become excited when those
acaryas arrive on site. Whereas when the zoo keeper comes with food then
those animals will become quite enthralled.

Or look at it this way: Simple village folk do not revere those who
invented the micro-chip or the space rocket.

Why? Because it demands a certain calibre of mind to recognise real

Thus when the public mentality is relatively low – i.e. tamasik in this
materialistic era – then the people whom they revere as being great are
not really great. Just those famous people happen to appeal to the
public standard.

Alluring people onto the path of animality is relatively easy and one
can become an instant celebrity overnight, whereas benevolently bringing
people onto the path of divinity is difficult work and few will be


All too often those people who bask in public recognition and fame
hanker after such praise. In the case of politicians they say what the
public wants to hear and in the case of pop stars they represent the
glamor that the public also desires. Such so-called personalities drink
up public adulation, seek of ways to garner more, and think of
themselves as great.

Here though, Baba clearly says that such famous people are not at all

Baba says, “The person develops a lustful attachment for some external
words of praise, and thus becomes a slave to those words and can never
be a truly great person…They can never become great people. It is bad
to be a slave to worldly words of praise.” (AV-5)

Indeed we see time and again how Hollywood heroes, sports stars and
politicians simply dance to the tune of public approval. Everything they
do is geared toward achieving more fame and notoriety. But this is
nothing but their weakness of mind, not their greatness.

Whereas the true well-wishers of society will always do what is right
and never concern themselves with public opinion.

Baba says, “Those people are great who harbour no biases and who behave
rationally both with those who abuse them give them pain and with those
who give them happiness. Such people don’t harbour any feelings of
enmity towards anybody and take no-one as their enemy. They remain the
same in pleasure or pain whether they have a positive reputation or
negative reputation. They are unaffected and unassailed in all
circumstances of praise or criticism, pain or pleasure. They attach no
importance whatsoever to any of these things. They are meaningless for
such people.” (AV-5)

Thus real greatness lies in living for a high ideal; it is not and
indeed cannot be measured by public approval or fame.

Rather Baba points out that what the common people deem to be great is
not at all great. That is half the story. The other half is that the
general society does not have the requisite quality of mind to see real
greatness – even when it is standing right there in front of them.

Baba says, ‘The common people misunderstand great people who act on
their behalf and for their welfare, or even if they understand them,
they do not give them their support.” (HS-2)

Hence what the common people think to be great is not great and when
greatness is right next to them then they are totally oblivious that it
is there.


Knowing the formula then for achieving fame and social recognition, no
one in AM should then get frustrated because the the public does not
recognise or support us. Our duty is to please Baba and serve Him –
living according to His mandates.

100,000 might attend a U2 concert or a sporting event, and only 3 people
may show up to attend one of our talks on meditation. Even then we should
not be concerned and think that we have failed in some way. The fact
that a few people attend our AM event is not indicative of our ability
or quality, but rather reflects the interest and mindset of the people.

We must always remember that the ideal and message of our Ananda Marga
is far above the public standard. They are unable to recognise it for
what it is. That is why so few attend our programs – there is no second
or third explanation.

Indeed it would be of concern if suddenly we were embraced by the public
and written up in magazines and honoured etc. That would mean we had
fallen from our ideal and had somehow gotten wrapped up in lesser

In this day and age, people only run after crude Hollywood movies,
liquor, tall talkers, McDonald’s and sensual pleasures – not the dharmic
teachings of sadvipras or Mahasambhuti. Thus it would be of concern if
we were suddenly part of that craze.

The standard of AM is high – far above. The proof being that even though
yoga has become so popular with the masses as tens of millions attend
classes everyday, yet still that is not translating into huge numbers of
new people in AM. If we get even a few new people who are serious about
Baba and Ananda Marga then that is a lot.

So we must not be concerned with numbers or popularity. That is not
where our value lies. Our worth to society lies in upholding the tenets
of AM.

Baba says, “The characteristic of good people is to fight against
injustice, to firmly adhere to truth and righteousness, to protect the
helpless and fight against all evil persons.” (AFPS-5)

We should always remember that life is not a popularity contest – a
competition to garner the praise of others.


As Baba Himself has said on numerous occasions, we should not bend and
sway according to public reaction. The public is generally low-minded
and fickle.

Again this is not meant as a snub against the common people. Just it is
His liila that He has designed it that way.

So we must always bear in mind that public acceptance and fame is not
our aim and indeed Baba Himself placed little, if any, value on that.

Baba says, “You see now that Ananda Marga’s fame is on the rise. What
should we do? We must maintain our mental balance and remain indifferent
to both praise and slander, to both joy and sorrow. A rich person once
abused Lord Buddha. He remained unperturbed. By refusing to accept the
abuse, he returned the slander. When I was in jail, I was subjected to a
lot of calumny by some people and these very people now praise me. But I
was indifferent to all their slander, and now I do not want their
adulation.” (AV-1)

Always the public barometer is going up and down. Because the public
standard is low and they become easily swayed in either direction.

And the overarching idea is that the public can express appreciation
only according to their own understanding. So when the public is
low-minded we should not expect them to start singing our praises.
Rather we should know ahead of time that they are going to worship the
likes Britney Spears, Obama, and Tom Cruise etc.

Then there is no chance we will become dejected, deluded, or frustrated
– rather unaffected by public praise and censure we will move ahead in
our dharmic works and devotional practices.


By Baba’s grace He has blessed us with eyes to see. We should not care
about public opinion and look only towards Him. Then we will keep a
balanced mind and be ready to carry out His orders and dharmic teachings.

Focusing on Him will lead us to greatness and the Goal. We are to serve
and please Him. That will bring welfare to all. And while we may not get
the respect and praise of the common people, in the due course everyone
will pay heed to what we have done on this earth, by His grace. That is
also His teaching.

Baba says, ‘You should remember that those who are the actual pioneers,
the real vanguard of the society, are always a microscopic minority, but
it is they who are destined to be victorious. Those who once opposed, or
are now opposing or will oppose in the future, will in the future admit:
“Yes, we are now driving our vehicle safely and comfortably along the
very path which that vanguard once opened by clearing the jungle.” This
means that those who cleared the obstacles in the beginning will later
be recognized as pioneers. The funny thing is this, that people do not
give recognition at the time it is due. This is the natural law.” (12
Dec ’78)



Just as the common people are unable to comprehend the greatness of
Ananda Marga etc. It also has to be noted that we have a similar problem
in AM. Many half-margiis or pseudo margiis cannot recognise the calibre
of those who really do follow Sixteen Points. Such half-margiis
complain, “Why are you so radical in your approach – you should be more
moderate and not so strict in following Baba.” Such half-margiis who
complain like this are the same ones who watch pop movies etc. They were
sleeping when margiis rights were stripped away and when Baba’s books
were being distorted and they tossed stones on true margiis who pointed
out these wrongdoings. Finally such half-margiis try to turn AM into a
pseudo-progressive organisation by advocating gay rights and other
social issues that run contraty to the ideals of AM. All because they do
not have the mind to understand Baba’s teachings. So the phnomenon
prevalent in the general society is also present in AMPS, to some or
more degree.

Sign of Devotees

Baba says, “When undergoing any trouble then some human beings think
that they are shelterless. But you should always remember that in this
world at any given moment you are never shelterless. Because when Parama
Purusa is with you then how can you be shelterless. So there is no
reason for any feeling of helplessness or fear in any circumstances.
Because when He is with you the strongest and mightiest force of this
universe is with you. Then what is there to be afraid of? If you
encourage fear complex it means you have the forgotten the fact that
Parama Purusa is with you. So those who are sadhakas, those who are
devotees, those who are adherents of the path of dharma, they will
always be fearless. This is the quality of a sadhaka: That he is
fearless. Why is he fearless? Because he knows that the most powerful
entity, Parama Purusa, is with him. So there is a loving relation
between devotees and Parama Purusa– their relation is based on love.
Because of this truth the devotee is never afraid. He will never be
afraid of anyone and under no circumstances will he be perturbed.
Becoming paranoid is not the sign of devotees. Parama Purusa always
remains with you and HE always watches over His devotees. He is always
seeing how He can save devotees from any and all difficulties. So when
in this loving way Parama Purusa is concerned about you, then why will
you be disturbed. You should be fearless. There is no reason for any
sort of paranoia in the mind of devotees.” [SS-16 (H), p. 83, DMC Agra
19 Feb 84]


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Date: 18 Sep 2009 07:48:26 -0000
From: “Manoj”
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: He has Covered All the Points


“Pra’n’ tumi dhele diyechile…” (P.S. #2344)


Baba, You have showered Your grace in each and every nook and corner of
this earth. Each and every particle of this universe has received Your
grace. Nowhere remained untouched. Baba, You have showered Your grace. You
have spread Your love with those divine songs of Prabhat Samgiita. By its
music, melody, and resonance.

Baba, with Your divine love, You intoxicated all divinely and swayed
everyone’s heart. And You filled and inundated everyone’s heart with divine
ideation. By Your grace, the devotional feeling got language to express its
heartfelt love to Parama Purusa, and hopelessness disappeared. Everyone’s
heart is now dancing in the tune and melody.

O’, the Controller of everything. With Your longing, with Your ideation,
my whole existence is vibrated.

No one is unfortunate, no one is lowly and meagre. Everyone is floating
in Your mind. By Your grace, everyone is surviving. Baba, You showered Your
grace on all. Everyone is charged with divine love…


We must follow Baba in all respects. He has given all that is needed –
period. He has given the sadhana; He has given the social teachings;
and He has given all our days of festival – spare none. There is nothing
that He has not given.

Thus those who foolishly insist that the dogmatic Mahaprayan program
is to be part of our AM culture, knowingly or unknowingly insinuate
that Baba is incomplete or imperfect – as if He forgot to tell about

When in fact we know that Baba as the Parama Purusa incarnate has addressed
everything, including events after His physical disappearance. Yet He never
mentioned one word about Mahaprayan celebration.

Here the point is that we should follow Baba, not groupists.

Now again the season has arrived where various groupist and dogmatic WTs
etc are promoting their so-called Mahaprayan program. Means Baba is eternal
but certain crude persons are trying to impose their dogmatic Mahaprayan
function on the common margiis. Most have rejected this program as it goes
against our basic devotional feeling. And here below is more explanation
about why Baba Himself does not appreciate this Mahaprayan program as well
as other proofs for why it is just one dogmatic function– nothing more.

Mana Vrinda’bane rayecha

Baba, O’ my Lord You are living in the Vrindaban of my heart…


One time I asked my DC [VSS] Dada that, “Dadaji, you told that Baba has
given everything in AM- all the solutions to the problems of the present
world and beyond. But is it that HE might have forgot to tell about this
Mahaprayan (MPD) program, & that is why our Central Dadas introduced MPD
themselves in Oct 1990? Because one margii was telling that ‘how Baba can
tell about His own passing away to margiis and include such a ceremony in
Caryacarya?’ That Margii, Satyadeva, further told that Baba might have
thought that if He Himself will tell to Margiis or disclose about His
Mahaprayan then margiis will cry out. So Baba did not include Mahaprayan
ceremony in CC part 1. Dadaji what is your comment on this.”


Dadaji replied, “You see, those who got acarya training they know that Baba
as a Guru, HE tells all the do’s and dont’s for His disciples. For example,
In our Acarya diary, Baba says such things which I am giving you the
outline here. While teaching about system of Guru Puja in Senior Ac. diary
appendix, Baba described that if disciples / sadhakas have strong feeling
to offer some worldly things in Guru Puja, they can do it. Even those
sadhakas could give those things to Guru during His physical Presence. But
Baba directs us that AFTER His physical departure then those material
things which we desire to offer to Him, those things should be distributed
to needy people. And if sadhakas are offering some flowers then it should
be thrown into flowing river water. Baba explains all this very clearly in
the Senior Acarya Diary.”

Dadaji said, “So, do you understand?”

I said, “Yes Dadaji. I think as you told that when Guru is physically
present then we can offer worldly things to Him directly. If a sadhaka has
strong desire to do like that. But Baba further directs us that if one has
a strong desire to offer physical objects to Him, our Gurudeva, after His
physical passing. Then those objects should be given to appropriate members
of the society who are lacking those very things. That will be the true
service to Baba.”

“Very good” Dada replied.


Then Dadaji said, “Baba has given the full list of social and spiritual
functions of Ananda Marga in our Caryacarya part 1. This list does not
include Mahaprayan (MPD).”

He continued, “No doubt, some dogmatic people may be thinking that Baba
deliberately did not speak about HIS physical departure because it would
have been untolerable for most of us. But I think this very idea is
completely incorrect. Because when Baba describes about His physical
departure in Acarya training book, then if He would have felt necessary
then surely He would have included this MPD function into our Caryacarya
scripture as well. But Baba did not do so. So according to my logical
conclusion, Mahaprayan itself is negative program and it is not approved by
Baba because it is against the fundamental teachings of Marga Guru.”

“With rational mind one can say Mahaprayan is dogma because it has no
logic, just MPD is one imposed,restricting type of idea. Just see what Baba
says on this point.”

Then I saw in A Few Problems Solved book, that BABA says, “Perhaps you know
what dogma means. Dogma means an idea around which some line is demarcated,
beyond which it is prohibited to go. ‘You will have to accept this
doctrine, you cannot go beyond it.’ — this sort of restricting idea is
called dogma…Remember, you are not alone in this world, not only in this
world but also in this entire universe. This universe is pervaded by Parama
Purusa. We are always sitting on His very lap.” AFPS pt 4, p.23

“So see” Dadaji explained. “Baba tells that Parama Purusa is everywhere;
Baba tells dogma is that which restricts the mind; Mahaprayan says Baba has
departed or gone away; then surely Mahaprayan comes under the category of


“Look at it this way”, Dadaji added, “You see when any acarya teaches or
imparts initiation, any sadhana lesson increase, or lesson revision, then
if acarya is proper then they must sit few minutes in dhyan and take the
permission from Baba. After getting permission then one has right to teach
sadhana, especially 6th lesson. So this is the system.”

“But if Baba is gone, left, away, means if Mahaprayan happened, then how
one can get permission? To get this divine permission, we have to see that
Baba is not just one worldly / physical entity. Surely ordinary mortal
human beings die or become gone or pass away, BUT similar thing is not in
Baba’s case. Our Baba is not ordinary mortal He is Parama Brahma. In Ananda
Vacanamrtam part 3 Baba says like this following”:

“Guru, that expression of Parama Brahma that dispels all your spiritual
darkness, is Parama Brahma. That is, Parama Brahma exhibits Himself in the
form of Guru just to dispel your clouds of ignorance and spiritual
slumber.” (Pg 16 AVM 3)

So Baba, being the Parama Brahma, is God incarnate, or Taraka Brahma. Like
this Dadaji told.


“When we are preaching others then we preach, that there is no comparison
of the Personality of Taraka Brahma”. Baba says in Namami Krsna Sundaram:

Tula’ va’ upama’ Krs’n’asya na’sti;
Krs’n’a Bhagava’n svayam” (NKS, p.212)

Meaning: There is no comparison of the Lord’s attributions. Taraka Brahma
can be compared with Himself and Himself alone. No entity is similar to Him.
Dada went on, “It is so regrettable that according to our convenience
sometimes we preach that Baba is Taraka Brahma Sadguru, and other times
according to selfish convenience we compare Baba with mortal human being
and think that He passed away as normal human beings do. That is not good.”
“I think that those who believe in Mahaprayan (MPD), they think of Baba as
ordinary mortal. These MPD believers forget their Goal that Baba is
Sadguru, the All-Pervading Omnipresent Being. And that very Baba Shrii
Shrii Anandamurtiji is unparalleled, beyond comparison. Then why we should
compare that very Supreme Entity as normal human being coming under the
domain of life and death?”

“When we are preaching Baba’s stories then we comprehend that idea that
Baba is above all human beings, Baba is living with us and He is helping.
But the next moment when we talk about Mahaprayan (MPD) then we just
overlook the whole spiritual philosophy or devotional aspect and start
thinking Baba as one mortal frame. How ironic!”


“If we think carefully then we can understand and we should correct also
that according to our convenience we should not degrade Baba’s status. If
any innocent person will try to spit on the sun in mid-day, you can think
that who will be affected. Surely not the sun. So we should be careful.
Undermining and abusing Baba will not harm Him but ourselves. So my feeling
is that Baba is with us we should not compare Him as ordinary human being
like those who get Mahaprayan etc. Rather our approach should be like how
Baba describes here in Neo-Humanism book.”

Then Dadaji showed me this beautiful passage from ‘Devotional Sentiment and

Baba says, “As we have already said, the greatest human treasure is
devotional sentiment, devotional wealth. This devotional wealth must be
preserved….Whenever we see that the pressure of external circumstances
threatens this life essence we should appeal to the Supreme, “O Lord,
please be kind enough to protect our inner vitality from total
destruction-save us from the agony of total loss.” (NH – pg 7)

By this I understood, that we must protect our devotional feeling from the
onslaughts of worldly pressures and events such as Mahaprayan, and we
should ask help from Baba in this regard.


When I was talking with Dada about all this, then one senior margii Ram
Dayalji also came and joined. Then he told some things on MPD point which
was new thing for me.

Ram Dayalji told ‘this invention of Mahaprayan is done with the motive to
create inferiority complex in the mind of those sadhakas who could not see
Baba in physical frame. That is why those central Dadas who were enjoying
Baba’s physical proximity before 1990, these Dadas selfishly thought that
this will be one gaining point in their career. And they can undermine
margiis who did not see Baba before 1990, and such margiis should be
treated as 2nd class margiis and unfortunate one.’

Here is more of what Ram Dayalji was talking:

‘Because believers of Mahaprayan are preaching that Baba passed away, so
now there is no scope to go close to Baba. Or go in His close proximity. So
that opportunity is gone forever. By that way those who could not avail the
opportunity or those who were born after 1990 or because of any reason
those who could not see Baba, they should realise mentally that they are
all unfortunate beings.’

Ram Dayalji concluded, “Excuse me this above approach is not my feeling.
This is the background thinking of those who cultivated the ideas of
Mahaprayan. By that way they think that in AM society they will be treated
fortunate because they lived along with Baba, and those who could not live
in Baba’s physical proximity they are all in subordinated category. By this
way inferiority complex has been injected by introduction of Mahaprayan.”


Closeness Means Psychic Closeness

So after sharing with you all I heard and learned from my respected Dada
and Ram Dayalji, I am ending with one song of Baba.

Those who are devotees, they know that this PS # 3286 “Keu ka’che peyeo”
gives this message that living physically close has no value. Many
physically live close but they are living far from Him. But many live
physically far but keep Him in their hearts.

Keu ka’che peyeo cinate na’re, dure thekeo cene…” PS #3286

Puurport: By getting physically close they do not recognize Him, whereas
some even from a distance recognize His magnanimity. Whereas others by
getting His sweet touch even, then they drown in staticity. And some
without knowing, they unknowingly believe fully in His greatness. O’ my
Lord You are doing so many things for me. You are filling my heart with
nectar. I am so unfortunate that after all this grace I do not recognize
You and remain oblivious…

So let us all be like those A-grade devotees who with deep inner devotion
recognise Baba’s divine beauty and treasure Him always in their heart.

Respectfully yours.

Sam’ska’ra Bhoga

Baba says, “The reaping of consequences of original actions performed by a
human being occurs mainly in the psychic sphere. And if a person attains
the blessings of evolved beings and the Cosmic grace in that same psychic
sphere, the problem is solved. Pain and misery is bound to come. Depending
upon one’s inborn sam’ska’ras and the actions performed, tortures and
afflictions are bound to be undergone – the expression of one’s own
reactive momenta. Tortures and afflictions will not be as severely painful
as before; with the blessing and grace, the psychic afflictions will be
removed. Well, when there is pain and the pain is not felt as such, should
it then be called pain? In this case, in the psychic sphere, one will
remain in a state of bliss. Let the afflictions come. When the affliction
and pain are not felt as such, one should not worry about it.” (PNS-14)

Note: In this materialistic era, people commonly think that those with
money, or those with a big house, or those with name and fame, do not
suffer from any problems, pain, or difficulties. But here in the above
excerpt, Baba is directly telling us that suffering occurs in the mental
sphere– not just in the physical sphere. Because one’s samskara primarily
take expression in the mind. Those problems and pains are undergone in the
psychic strata. Thus no one should think that just because someone is
wealthy or drives a fancy car then it means that they do not have any
problems in life. It is not like that. This dogma we should try to remove
from our social outlook. Because as Baba indicates above, irregardless of
one’s financial position, level of education, or professional attainment,
to one degree or another everyone has problems in the psychic sphere, and
that is how they exhaust their samskaras. So no matter how much wealth one
accumulates in the worldly sphere, one’s mental pain and suffering will not
diminish. Suffering happens in mental realm and everyone experiences it
according to their samskaras. And that suffering will remain until one is
established on the path of spirituality. Thus the only the way to
permanently relieve oneself of any suffering is not to chase after worldly
allurements but rather to get His divine grace. Just a tiny portion of His
grace is enough to free the mind of any suffering. Then one will just be in
a state of peace– bliss. That is Baba’s above teaching.


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Date: 17 Sep 2009 06:04:18 -0000
From: “Pramod Dev”
Subject: Proof of Distortion in New Book: AV 11-12


“Tumi bha’lo ba’so yadi, eso…” (P.S. 792)


Baba, You are the most loving One. But I have hardly any devotion; that
is why sometimes I feel that You do not love me. Baba, when You love me
so much then please come close. Baba, if You are going to judge me by my
virtue and vice and based on that You will decide whether I am qualified
or not, then I do not have any hope because I only possess negative
things. I do not have any good qualities or virtues in my life. So
without considering my virtue and vice– good or bad things– please come.

Baba, the garden of my life is filled with thorns. There is not a single flower;
but, innumerable buds are there. So when You will come then those buds will surely
bloom, otherwise not– they will wither away. But on those flowers which do bloom,
then there You will remain seated. Baba, please sit on those newly blossomed flowers.

Baba, in my heart neither I have any song nor I have longing to sing the song.
The pollen of my prana has dried up and is floating in the air. All this happens
because You are remaining distant. When I will get the blessing of Your touch then
my whole existence will be vibrated. And all the negative things will turn into
positive ones. And by that way I will be able to serve You. Baba, without seeing
my virtue and vice please come…


Note: Many of us know that there are terrible issues with the publication
of Baba’s books. Even then it has to be recognised that Dada Acyutanandaji
has tried hard since he became part of the Publications team to improve the quality
of the books. It is due to his efforts and Baba’s grace that progress has been made.
Tragically at present our dear Dada Acyutanandaji is bed-ridden in Kolkata due to long
standing illness. As our brother and esteemed worker, we are hoping for his
speediest recovery. Once he is feeling better we hold much confidence that he
can put forth effort to improve upon the gross errors that have plagued our AM
books since 1990.

The highly touted, latest edition of Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 11-12
(2008) came out last year with much fanfare; unfortunately the book is
riddled with scriptural distortions.

This letter (a) contains an important Baba story on keeping the sanctity
of His scripture, and also (b) points out grave transcription /
translation errors from the recently published AV 11-12 (2008).

Although AV-12 has many, many errors, one key distorted paragraph about
priest dogma has been discussed in detail below.


One of Baba’s great reasons for coming onto this earth is to teach
humans how to live together. Some mistakenly think that by mixing and
merging all the groups together then a great human society can be built.
However, that is not possible: Just as leeches can never co-exist with
humans, similarly, combining different forms of self & group interests
can never bring that grand ideal of ‘ek manav samaj’, or one human
society. To do that– to build a human society in the true sense of the
word– ideology is needed. For that reason Baba has come and given His

And it is our duty to maintain the integrity of those teachings– if not
one human society will never be formed on this earth.



Being the Parama Purusa incarnate, Baba has issued various warnings
about future events and wrongdoings pertaining to His divine teachings.
From these below instances, we can see how much importance Baba has
placed on keeping Marga teachings perfect and free from dogma.

For example, it is well known how Baba issued a stern warning to
Raghunathji about the dogma of idol worship. Baba said, ‘After I leave
this body, you must ensure that no form of idol worship is done in AM’.

And to Parasattananda, Baba told, ‘After my leaving, there must not be
any form of celebration or ritualistic ceremony commemorating that
date’. Hence here, Baba was foretelling that no dogmatic Mahaprayan
should be started.

And to family Ac Pratapadityaji, Baba warned, ‘In the past crooked Hindu
priests who professed to be followers of Lord Krsna distorted and ruined
Lord Krsna’s teachings by inserting all kinds of dogma.
I have taken certain precautions and arranged to have everything
recorded. That way distortions will not be allowed to happen, even then
you must be vigilant not to let anyone ruin My discourses.’


As disciples of Baba, we should be very strict in preserving the
sanctity of His printed discourses. This is our moral duty.

Some may claim, ‘What is the big deal if we change a few words here and
there– that is fine, so long as we keep the gist of what He is saying’.
Some may say like this.

But that error-prone approach will not do. It is not acceptable. Because
one error leads to another until finally everything is totally ruined.
Vigilance is needed from the very beginning.


Everyone knows that the Tiljala camp is the one printing Baba’s books
these days. But here the issue is not who is printing Baba’s books. No
one is trying to criticise any group per se. That is not the motivating
factor behind this letter.

The issue is that the our AM books– Baba’s teachings– must be proper,
period, no excuses. That is what Baba wants and that is what this letter
is about.

Who can forget those days in Patna when Baba was harshly scolding and
rebuking various wt’s for not recording and printing His discourses.
Baba was furious and set the tone that His discourses must be recorded
and printed in a timely and proper way.

So this whole topic goes way beyond any petty group clash. Rather it is
an issue of non-compromising strictness and faith regarding the sanctity
and Ista and Adarsha.


Now then to the problem at hand…

Nearly every discourse in AV-12 (2008) has been terribly distorted in
one way or another. Here we are not just talking about skipping over
small words like ‘and’ or ‘but’ etc, but rather deep-seeded distortions
that affect the very meaning of Baba’s discourse.

Here is one critical example. In the 3rd to last paragraph of the
discourse, ‘Everything Comes From Something’ (2 June 1979 evening, Lyon,
France), those publishers wrote it entirely wrong.

THEY WRONGLY WROTE: “And you should never think, ‘Oh, because the priest
didn’t issue me any ticket for Heaven, I won’t be able to go to Heaven.’
No, no, no, don’t say that. The priest has no right to issue you a
ticket, and who is going to issue you a ticket to Hell? No, no, no, your
good actions will bring you closer to Parama Purus’a, and finally you
will become one with Him by dint of your sa’dhana’, by dint of your
occult practice.”

Yet see here what Baba really spoke.

BABA ORIGINALLY SPOKE: “And you should never think, “Oh, because the
priest didn’t issue any ticket for Heaven, that’s why I won’t be able to
go to the Heaven.” No, no, no, don’t think that. The priest has got no
right to issue you a ticket of heaven, and who is going to issue him
with a ticket to Hell? No, no, no, your good actions will bring you
closer to the Parama Purus’a, and finally you will become one with Him
by dint of your sa’dhana’, by dint of your occult practice.”

The above is what Baba originally spoke in English as He was in Europe
at the time and this discourse was given 100% in English.

So in Baba’s version, He is pointing out the injustice of the priests
and making a joke about how those dogmatic priests should sent to hell.

BABA SPOKE: “The priest has got no right to issue you a ticket of
heaven, and who is going to issue him with a ticket to Hell?”

Here Baba is making a direct statement about how crooked priests have no
right to misguide exploit the people based on the false notions of
heaven or hell. Rather, those priests themselves will live in their own
hell if they continue to perpetrate crimes against humanity. That is
Baba’s essential point.

But the publishers of the book changed that very section to make it
sound like you the reader, not the priest, is being sent to hell.

THOSE PUBLISHERS WROTE: “The priest has no right to issue you a ticket,
and who is going to issue you a ticket to Hell?”

So they totally skirted the issue of Baba mocking and attacking that
priestly dogma. So their new edition of AV-12 strays far from Baba’s

Because in His revolutionary way, Baba is boldly pointing out the dogma
of the priest class and bashing and mocking their so-called authority,
yet our Publishers changed that section entirely.

And indeed there are so numerous errors.


In comparing the above two paragraphs, anyone can see that 13 errors of
omission and commission have been made in only 4 or 5 lines of text.
That means there are 2 or 3 distortions on every line. And it seems the
whole book is like that. Yet this newly published AV 11-12 (2008) is the
book that some of our respected Dadas are saying is “perfect”, and done
“word-for-word” according to the original cassette. They were assuring
margiis that there are no errors in this book etc, etc.

But now we can see for ourselves what is going on.


And again, the main critical error of this passage is that those
publishers distorted the section where Baba is saying that the priest
will go to hell. This is a serious point.

Because AM is against all kinds of dogma, especially religious dogma as
that stifles the growth of the whole society. And Baba is adamantly
telling that not only do those priests not have the power to send anyone
to heaven, but because of their shams and duplicity those crude priests
themselves will go to hell. That is Baba’s dramatic statement.

Yet the publishers missed and distorted this point entirely when
printing the latest version of Ananda Vacanamrtam 11-12.

Baba makes a revolutionary stand against priest dogma and our respected
publishers deleted that point.


Was the error done deliberately by our publishers– i.e. The Tiljala
camp. Was it a mere oversight– along with thousands of others? How did
it happen? Only we can guess.

But one thing is certain: Since they are so enthusiastic to translate
all Baba’s discourses from Bangla, irregardless of the original
language, perhaps that is the cause of this problem. That is one hypothesis.

Or maybe those Dadas just want to preserve or protect the sanctity of
the priest class. Or maybe they are scared of criticising those priests.

Any or all of the above may be the reason why this horrible distortion
was done.

Let us remember that in the recent past, these same publishers deleted
the final three paragraphs of the discourse ‘Liberation of Intellect’
(NHNS) where Baba points out how the dogma of Islam says three females
are equal to one male.



So now that we know the new book, Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 11-12 (2008),
is full of big and small errors, then what should be done.

Truly speaking, this book is not worth purchasing when it is in such bad
shape. The plus point is that by our not purchasing it, then it puts
pressure on those publishers to print it properly.

Whereas if we all simply go out and buy the book with all those current
errors and distortions, then they will think it is fine. And those
errors will remain in the book up to eternity.

Because just see: The first edition of AV-12 was published in July 1980.
And now, after 28 long years, the book is again being printed with all
these errors. If we just accept the book in this poor condition, we will
all be long gone from this earth by the time a new edition is printed–
in 50 or 100 years from now.

So if in this lifetime you would like to have an accurate version of
AV-12, and would like to see all of Baba’s books printed in the right
way, then certainly we should discard the 2008 version of AV-12 and
refrain from purchasing it.

That will send the proper message to those involved.

Excuse me for saying so but, “money talks”, at least in this case
because those publishers are trying to generate a solid income. And if
we opt to NOT purchase the book then it makes a profound statement on
their bank account.

Of course those truly interested in serving Baba will always be strict
to ensure that no mistakes are made in His books, and if so an immediate
correction will be done and an apology issued. In that case, money need
not come into play. With all due respect, our Dadas seem to have
something else on their mind because they never make a swift, or, for
that matter, any rectification of their distorted books. And they
certainly never apologise or admit their guilt. In that case what are we
to think. No doubt they are our family members, but still we have to
evaluate the situation for what it is.


By Baba’s grace He has given us human life and we should ensure that we
preserve the integrity of Baba’s teachings. Here is Baba’s special
teaching on this point.

Baba says, “You have to build up society by your collective efforts. You
know when the weaver weaves clothes then rats and termites engage in
trying to cut it. So the weaver has to protect the clothes from those
rats and termites. In the same way when you are building anything then
without any delay various types of “termites” and “rats” will try to
destroy that work. You must be careful. Above all those who have a pious
motive to build up something, they ultimately get victory. But “rats”
and “termites” do not have a pure motive so ultimately getting destroyed
is their fate. Just they leave some dirty, ugly mark in the pages of history.”

“By seeing those ugly, black marks, in future people think ‘oh, it seems
this was attacked by termites and rats. Oh it appears that the termites
and rats which came to attack and destroy this, but instead those rats
and termites broke their teeth and got annihilated’.”

“It is the universal law. So as you build up good things, be vigilant to
keep sharp eyes all around. Be sure to protect your work from “rats” and

“In the past females were preparing mango jelly in summer. And to shoe
away the crows & to protect the mango jelly, one boy from the house was
always standing guard with large stick in his hand and sharp eyes
watching for those crows. Same way you should always be alert & vigilant
to save your work from termites and rats. Then work will be done…”

“Today again you take oath to build up the earth by your own individual
and collective efforts. We have come here to beautify this earth. We
will make it so and we will go on doing this our whole life. This will
be our main collective vow.” (AV-24 Hindi, p.149).



Here is another discourse from AV-12 (2008) that is riddled with errors
and distortions. The following is the opening paragraph from the
discourse ‘An Expression is Never Alone’.

In BOLD LETTERS & [in brackets] are words that Baba spoke but do not
appear in the latest printed edition of the discourse.

“The entire expression of this Universe is vibrational. Whenever
[WHEREVER not whenever] there is vibration, there is sound, there is
colour. So whatever you see or whatever you feel has an inference or
inferences that come in contact with your [OUR not your] sensory or
motor organs – has some sound. You see, when you are moving, you are
walking, a particular sound – “tak, tak, kat, kat” – is created. That
particular sound, sound representing an action, is called “acoustic
root” – in Samskrta, “Biija Mantra”. [WHATEVER YOU DO], there is a sound
just to represent the spirit of that being [DOING not being], of that
deed. While you sit [SLEEP not sit] you are doing something, that is,
your respiratory organ is functioning…”

And like this there are countless errors in the newly printed AV-12.
Because the errors in the above paragraph are of a less severe nature
than the error about the priest dogma and going to hell mentioned in the
main letter, for that reason this has been added as a note instead of
being discussed in the body part of the letter.

We Should Know & Correct

Baba says, “In algebra the formula (a+b) squared= a2 + b2 + 2ab. This is
a well known formula and originally it was invented by Mahars’i Kapil.”
(SC-8, disc 1, 5 oct 86 kolkata)

Note: It is well known that Mahars’i Kapil was born in India several
thousand years ago. People commonly think the above formula was first
propounded by a western mathematician, but in the above teaching Baba
reveals the real fact. This gives the idea those mathematics was highly
evolved in that early history of India.

Here below Baba tells another important fact regarding Kapil:

Baba says, “The first philosopher was Mahars’i Kapil, who will be
remembered and respected for all time.” (AFPS-9, ‘Geology & Human


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Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2009 10:20:43 -0000
Subject: Myth About AM
To: am-global@earthlink.net
From: “Ram


“Toma’ke cine ut’ha’ da’y
Otaprotabha’ve tha’kileo dhara’ na’hi ja’y…” (PS 3291)


O’ my dearmost, I long for You but alas You could not be held. Baba, in
spite of that fact, You are ever-present with me always through Your
ota-prota yoga*; even then it is not easy to realise You. Baba, Your
sublime divinity remains beyond my reach. I could not get You. Baba,
please be gracious and allow me to embrace You with all my heart.

Baba, You are beyond time and space– You everywhere and within
everyone. By Your grace You remain in the supreme effulgence as well as
in the cimmerian darkness. There is no place that You are not. In each
and every moment, You are ensconced and divinely intoxicated in the
tune, rhythm, melody, and bathed in the fragrance of my mental garden.

O’ gracious One, according to Your desire You make me cry or laugh.
Baba, by Your grace You make me float like the deep blueness in the
vast, expansive sky. Baba with Your mystical liila, You make me dance
whatever way You like.

Baba, I surrender at Your alter, please grace me by keeping me in Your


*Ota-prota Yoga= In 1984 Gwalior DMC, Baba has graciously told what the
meaning of ota and prota yoga is in English. Ota yoga is “individual
tactuality” between Parama Purusa and the unit entity; and, prota yoga
is “collective tactuality” between Parama Purusa and all the entities,
simultaneously. So in the above definitions, Baba is exclusively
describing the intimate relation between Parama Purusa and His jiivas
through His ota & prota yoga. Baba expresses this same devotional
concept using slightly different language in the following discourse.

Baba says, “What is ota-yoga? He as the Cosmic Father has a direct
relationship with each and every entity of this world…All are His
affectionate children. This is His ota-yoga. Each and every entity,
animate or inanimate, has a direct link with Him. Just as ota yoga means
the Cosmic Father’s relationship with each entity individually, prota
yoga means His relationship with all collectively.” (AV-6)


There is one prevailing myth that floats in and around our AM circles –
this letter addresses it. Please add your own thoughts and experiences.


Many are aware that the practice of ekadashii and the shloka of
samgacchadhvam have been around for ages and are related with Hinduism.
Plus Buddha’s teaching of cakuna samvaro (control over the senses) and
the eight fold path are well known.

Then of course there is the Christian doctrine which preaches service
and doing good to others. And finally, Muslims think of one another as
brother & sister and oppose dogmas like idol worship.


Seeing these elements in the various religions may lead one to conclude
that AM is just a mix of the various religions – as if Baba gathered the
cream of all the religious teachings and combined them to form Ananda

Some in AM (& outside AM) may think like that.

However, that conclusion is totally false – it is just one myth.

As Ananda Margiis we should be totally clear on this point and
understand fully how AM is totally new and vastly different from the
existing religions.


Perhaps the most striking point that differentiates AM from every
religion is that only Ananda Marga has given a socio-economic theory.
Only Baba knew that for dharma and spirituality to rise, there must be
economic justice and social equality. For that reason He has given Prout.

In contrast, some of the other religions have slowly become the stooges
of capitalism; while Shankaracarya’s Hinduism overlooked the material
world entirely; and in general most religions have no clear-cut teaching
for addressing socio-economic issues.

In contrast, Ananda Marga has Prout: A comprehensive outlook delineating
plans and programs across the entire socio-economic spectrum.

Our overall approach is subjective approach through objective
adjustment. And Prout is the ultimate tool for bridging the divide
between a God-centered spiritual outlook and living in this material world.

If nothing else then, Baba’s Prout theory is perfect evidence that AM is
totally new and revolutionary, and not a mix of the various religions.


How is it then that some have gotten confused and fallen prey to the
myth that AM is just a mix of the various religions.

Firstly, those who are not fully aware of Baba’s teachings may have
taken this myth to heart just out of their ignorance or laziness. That
can happen.

There is also another phenomenon at work.

In order to do AM pracara in any region or place, one must make a link
with the local people. The best way to make that link is through service
– that is Baba’s recommendation. Side by side however, often that link
is made by pointing out similarities between AM and the local
traditions, customs and beliefs.

For instance, acaryas or margiis in India, might point to the many
similarities (diet, language, yama & niyama, Shiva & Krsna) and shared
history of yoga and Hinduism in order to convince people that AM is not
something foreign but actually very close to their religion.

Likewise in the Islamic world, an acarya or margii may point to the
shared monotheistic approach. Both Islam and AM believe in the existence
of one God. And by saying this again and again, that margii or acarya
may really begin to believe in their heart that AM’s doctrine of a
single God really is just like Islam.

And in every land such techniques are used, whether it be highlighting
the similarities between AM & Christianity in the west or AM and
Buddhism in the far east. In all such places, in order to do pracara,
acaryas and margiis convince the locals that AM is very close to or
nearly identical to their religion.

Unknowingly, through this pracara technique, some of those margiis and
acaryas may end up convincing themselves that really AM did stem from
those religions. It is a type of self-hypnosis. That can happen and
indeed it has happened.

So that is one reason why this myth is alive in AM that really our Marga
is nothing but a mix of the various religions.

When in reality, AM is totally new and absolutely none of the teachings
of the various dogmatic religions were brought into AM. That will become
more clear by reading more of this letter.


The thing we have to keep in mind is that the truth is always one.

For example 2 + 2 = 4. Just because a math teacher is preaching this
fact does not mean that he borrowed it or stole it from another math
class or teacher. Rather it just happens to be a fact or truthhood. So
it is bound to be taught wherever logic and rationality are in vogue.

Same is the case with Ananda Marga. Ours is the path of truth and
dharma. And we may share certain principles like brotherhood, service,
montheism with the various religions, but that does not mean that AM
borrowed or stole those points from the religions. It just means that
the truth is propagated in many avenues.

Even then we have to be careful in admitting such a statement. Because
the religions have turned the above points of brotherhood, service, and
monotheism etc into veritable dogmatic practices, wheres in AM those
principles take dharmic expression.


The various religions preach dogma more than anything else. Thus
although they may share certain points with AM – our presentation of
that teaching is dharma whereas theirs is dogmatic.

For instance, both AM and Islam embrace the belief that all are brothers
and sisters. But the word “all” in Islam refers only to other Muslims.
Theirs is a limited application of brotherhood whereas in AM our
approach is totally universal. Every person is our brother and sister
irregardless of race, nationality, and belief etc.

Another example is that of service in Christianity. Although service is
a shared ideal between AM and Christianity, their application of service
can consist of service meat, preaching the gospel of hell,
indoctrinating the dying into Christianity, and all kinds of other
dogmatic things. So although we both appreciate the practice of service,
AM’s approach to service is quite different from that of Christianity.

While the Hindus may be aware of the glories of astaunga yoga,
ekadashii, yama and niyama etc, mostly they do not practice those things
and when they do it is often in a very watered down or dogmatic manner.

Thus despite the seemingly shared terminology and practices between AM
and the various religions, our way is unique and quite different from
the dogmatic religions. None then can claim that AM is merely a mix of
the various religions.


Here is another facet of the conversation to keep in mind.

Lord Shiva and Lord Krsna graciously gave many, many teachings and both
these Divine Personalities predate the existence of most of the world’s
religions. Often we find that the religious dogma stems from watered
down versions of Lord Shiva’s and Lord Krsna’s teachings. Thus rather
than say that AM borrowed from Hinduism etc, it is probably far more
correct to say that those Hindu priests, Christ, & Mohammed stole and
distorted Taraka Brahma’s earlier teachings.

That also explains why there are remnants or shadows of certain dharmic
teachings in the various dogmatic religions.

And as to the uniqueness of AM, may we also keep in mind that Baba has
given many things not given earlier by either of the Taraka Brahmas.

Among many other points is that AM represents the first time that the
philosophy of yoga has been given.

Baba says, “The yoga philosophy was first propounded by Ananda Marga.”
(06 Jan 1979, Patna)

Note for more about this reference:

But with regards to the dogmatic religions, more often than not they
took from Shiva and Krsna – and then watered down and distorted those
teachings – and that is why such religions may superficially look like
they are similar to AM.

Top of all though, the comprehensive body of teachings of Ananda Marga
have never before been given.

That is why Baba Himself has declared.

“Baba says, “Never before in the entire history of this world
or the universe, if it could be known to mortals, has a system of life
fully embracing the economic, social, mental and spiritual spheres ever
been correlated in such closely knit society as in Ananda Marga.” (PNS-11)


Ultimately, by His grace all knowledge comes from Him.

3-9 Brahmaeva gururekah na’parah.

[Only Brahma is the guru, no one else.]

Purport: Brahma alone is the guru. Brahma alone directs the units to the
path of emancipation through the media of different receptacles or
bodies. No one except Brahma conforms to the real significance of the
word “guru”. (Ananda Sutram)

Thus the eternal teachings of life either come directly from God when He
appears as Taraka Brahma or they come indirectly from God via those
rishis who have linked their unit mind with Cosmic mind, by His grace.
Some great yogis have been able to do this. In that case their words
resonate with neo-humanism and are consistent with Baba’s ideals.

In contrast, the religions may claim to also preach the gospel of God,
but when we apply our rational intellect we can easily see that their
teachings are full of loopholes and inconsistencies.

Whereas the teachings of AM are totally dharmic, perfect and pure.
Because our teachings come directly from Him.


By Baba’s grace the teachings of AM are entirely new. New in every way
imaginable. So none should get confused into thinking that AM is a mix
of the various religions.

Baba says, “Ananda Marga is radically different from all concepts of
philosophy as well as economic and social thinking. It is not a change
which has evolved as a result of the evolution of the human mind and its
economic and social environments. It is a revolutionary concept of life
altogether different from any of the present or past ideas. It is a
change which is independent of the cyclic changes due to the passage of
time. It does not practise anything which is not new both in approach
and practice. It is a revolution which makes life a reality. It teaches
adjustment to life, rather than giving up the world by leading a life of
useless seclusion. It creates people who are fit for every walk of life,
who do not make any distinction among their fellow beings, and who are
joined together as one world community. In our Ananda Marga all
humanity, nay, all living beings (jiiva matra tare) have combined
together in every walk of life.” (AFPS-7)


Practical Aspect of Mysticism

Baba says, “Mysticism is a never-ending endeavour to find a link between
finite and infinite.” (AV-23, p.101)

Note: Here Baba is indirectly giving the guideline that in the realm of
devotion one should have a particular personal relation with Parama
Purusa. And these relations are known as “bhava”– whether they be
sakhya bhava, dasya bhava, madhura bhava etc. So these various bhavas
are that very “link between finite and infinite”. Because with the help
of these relations devotees gradually come in closer and closer
proximity with Parama Purusa. Until finally by linking up in this way
the sadhaka becomes one with Him.


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Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2009 07:27:06
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: Gay Marriage: Stand of A’nanda Ma’rga
From: Jiivendra


“Ja’du nagariiya’ se a’ya’ hya’y ek ja’dugar…” (PS 4062)


The Parama Purusa, the Divine Musician from the magical world of music has come. Look all around. Now everything is dancing in His love. Everyone’s heart is filled with His love. The whole universe is dancing, the waves of the ocean are dancing, the black bee is also dancing on the flowers.

Everyone is intoxicated with His love– knowingly or unknowingly they are dancing in His flow. Oh the Parama Purusa divine Musician, what have You done. The hearts which were sleeping in frustration, they have bloomed again. They have gotten new life. The spirituality which was lost, You brought it back. The resonance of the Cosmic vibration is audible everywhere. The music is filled inside and out. Oh Parama Purusa You have filled this entire universe with Your love…
Each and every day in the courts, in congress, in coffee shops, in
bookstores, and in the town hall, heated debates are going on about
gay-lesbian or same sex marriages. All are getting involved: Politicians,
“progressives”, church officials, professionals, students, and of course
gays and lesbians. Some say “YES”, some say “NO”, and some say “I DON’T
KNOW”. All together this issue of gay marriage is a pervasive topic in the
society, especially in our western, materialistic countries.
As A’nanda Ma’rgiis, it is important for us to know our AM / Proutistic
stand on each and every social issue. Because by this way we will be able
to implement Baba’s divine ideals and solve society’s problems at large.
So when in certain parts of the globe the issue of Gay-Lesbian marriage has become such a burning topic, we should investigate the matter and pointedly understand and formulate our ideological stand– based on Baba’s teachings, of course.

That way, now and in the future, we can help the society move ahead in the proper direction. Plus it will allow us in AMPS to hold a unified stance on the issue.

So gaining clarity about Baba’s position about gay-lesbian marriages holds numerous benefits.

As we explore this topic of gay marriage– i.e. marriage between a man and a man, or between a woman and a woman– we should first take a look at some of the foundational points of materialistic life. Because this will give us insight into why in the west the issue of same sex marriages has gained so much momentum and come to the fore.

And we should also recognise that off-shoots of this are beginning to
sprout in China, India, and other countries– as materialism spreads more and more. So this topic of gay marriage is multiplying and fast becoming a global issue. This we are all going to see– and are seeing.

So we should know our AM stand on this important issue. Because as things like gay and lesbian marriages spread in the society then they all tend to creep into AM. And this we are seeing at this very moment. So in numerous ways, and in various angles, this issue of gay marriage is going to affect and touch us all.

That is why we can say it is a burning issue and demands our utmost care
and attention so we can give a reasonable and rational solution- thereby
helping one and all.

Before writing anything further let it be known that no person in our human family is bad or depraved, per se. In AM, we do not believe that criminals are inherently bad nor do we believe that people are “bad” based on their sexual orientation. So our approach is not about labeling people, but rather about seeing the divine within all. That is why we focus on recognising those life practices which Baba espouses: So that our human potential can be realised and the best human society can be built. That is the chief aim of this entire discussion.
As we delve into the matter of gay marriages, we should take a look at the
fertile ground in which it has taken root by examining the way of life in
our materialistic countries.

While in AM our approach to life is basically spiritual, in stark contrast,
in the crude, capitalistic society, sex has become the way of life. That is
the overriding emphasis in life and society: Sexual appeal, sexual
relations, sexual looks, and sexual dealings. People rake in huge profits
off of sex and people’s self-image is based primarily on sexual allurement, especially women. Because the misguided idea reigns that the ultimate satisfaction in life is achieved by sex– not through any other way. In the materialistic approach, they do not believe there is anything higher than sex.

So sex is one of the main forces in materialistic life. This is evidenced
by nearly every image in the society: On the billboards, on the TV, in the
movies, in social relations, and in all the ways crude sex has taken hold
of every aspect of life. Such are the degraded and lowly ways of
materialistic life.

Hence although human desires are infinite, due to a lack of spirituality,
in the materialistic societies they try to satisfy their human longing
through sex.

So when sex holds such a high place in the society, in that case, in this
materialistic era, especially in our western countries, the institution of
marriage is grounded in the idea of being a legalised sexual union between two people. For years and years this has meant a legalised sexual union between a man and a woman, i.e. a heterosexual marriage.

Here the critical point is that in materialism, the basis or the foundation
of the marriage system is sex. Marriage allows for two persons to carry out sexual relations in an “upstanding way” in the society. And whatever else they wish to do in their married life is entirely up to them. No greater responsibility is involved.

Marriage then becomes nothing but a ticket for becoming accepted sexual partners in the society. That is the way it works in the materialistic west. Because sexual satisfaction is the aim of such marriage, not raising children nor building a strong society. These outcomes, such as children,are nothing but the by-product of sexual oriented marriages. Children are not the main thing in materialistic marriages. But in AM, raising healthy, idealistic children is the aim of our marriage system. That is the vast difference between our AM and the materialistic nations.

So in certain western countries where marriage is just an avenue for sexual deeds, step by step, gays and lesbians are forming the opinion then that they should also be allowed to marry and be looked upon as upstanding citizens in the society.

Because the gay and lesbian communities argue that when marriage in the general society itself means a legalised sexual union between two people, then why should there be discrimination about whom those two people are.

Why not extend those rights of a sexually based marriage to everyone. Why not allow a gay marriage between a man and a man, or lesbian marriage between a woman and a woman. Let these types of same sex couples also partake in this marriage system, since sex is the main prerequisite. Why should there be discrimination that only a male and a female can marry. This is the main logic that gays and lesbians put forth about why they should be allowed to marry.

Because when the whole materialistic society is based on sexual involvement and when those male-female marriages are based solely on sex, then naturally gays and lesbians feel that they should also be allowed to marry.

Because they see that when sex is the chief ingredient in forming a marriage, then gays and lesbians feel that they are worthy candidates for marriage– since they satisfy that prerequisite of sexual relations.

Indeed gays and lesbians have gotten so much momentum in this regard that so-called progressive citizens in these materialistic countries have also adopted this stance. Because they also know that marriage in the materialistic countries is a sexual engagement. In that case such heterosexual progressives wrongly reason that if a man and woman have the legal right to hold sexual relations, then gays and lesbians should also have this same sexual freedom and social right. So they also say that marriage should be offered to gay and lesbian couple also. After all, why should we discriminate against anyone. This is their so-called open-minded view of things. This is their “progressive” outlook. All because in the materialistic societies they see sex as being the basis of marriage. But of course in AM we know that marriage has a higher purpose and sex is for procreation– for producing children– not for rampantly satisfying one’s carnal pleasures.

Of course the church and political conservatives have their own narrow-minded reasons for holding an oppositional stance. So this battle is going on between them and those pro-gay marriage activists.

But, all in all, it can be seen that, the tide in society is moving towards the stance of legalising gay and lesbian marriages. Because when marriage in materialistic societies is only based on the sex, then the point comes that therefore anyone doing any type of sex should be allowed to marry.

This is the faulty conclusion that results– all because marriage in the west is based on the idea that sexual relations are everything. There is no higher idea in mind.

Whereas in AM we know that marriage is a beautiful avenue for building a healthy society and sexual relations are used just as a means to bring children into the world.

Even then as this debate about gay marriage spills over into our AM discussions at our retreats etc, then some simple margiis have also formed their own opinions.

They reason that since Baba has granted equal rights to all and since He has proclaimed that there should not be any differentiation in the society, then in that case what moral right do we have but to extend the institution of marriage to gays and lesbians. This is the way some naive margiis view the situation.

Because when the common public is involved in sexual romance marriages, then a few margiis also get confused. And not only do they support gay marriage in the greater society but they approve of it in AM as well. That is why today in Berlin and Suva sectors, gay marriages are going on in the open. Margii sisters are marrying other sisters. And many confused margiis lend their support. Silently or openly they are accepting these gay marriages in AM.

But by this way those confused margiis forget that in AM the institution of marriage is not based on sex. And they fail to realise what Baba means by equal rights and no discrimination. That is why they misapply Baba’s teachings by accepting gay marriages.

So all in all, in various regards, there is mounting confusion over this entire issue of gay marriage– both inside and outside our Marga.

But if we take a more careful, holistic look at Baba’s teachings then the matter becomes crystal clear.

As we know, in AM, life means movement along the divine path– the path of bliss. Our unique philosophy stands on this blessed sutra:
A’tmamoks’a’rtham’ jagaddhita’ya ca
So in our Marga and in our social framework, each and every aspect of life revolves around this special ideal. How we eat, how we sing, how we work, how we pass our days etc. Each and every action is infused with this spirit self-realisation and service to humanity, including our approach to marriage and family life.

Because our AM way of life moves ahead on this grand mission of spiritual attainment and social welfare.

Thus when sex itself is not the basis of all our social interactions, then
naturally the institution of marriage takes on a whole new flavour. Because in AM marriage is not a mere passage way for sexual relations. Rather marriage is a dignified institution for building a strong and healthy society. Marriage is the pathway for raising children in healthy
environment with a stable home that includes both a father and a mother. This is Baba’s guideline (Reference NSS, Disc 4, 7, 8, 9).

Because in AM, the marriages are for supporting one another in a spiritual way so that when it is time to procreate then the husband and the wife will be able to raise their children in a sentient and spiritual way. Thus marriage is the building block for generating a strong, well-knit human family.

So spirituality is the basis of our AM marriages and the purpose of such
union is for society building– not sex for the sake of sex.
For all these reasons in our AM, we cannot support gay and lesbian
marriages. Because those marriages are based only on sex– they have no
redeeming social value; they are not for society building.

Once again the whole problem about gay marriages stems from the fact that marriage in western materialistic countries is based on sex.

But when we reflect on this point more deeply and realise the true aim and value of marriage in AM– that it is for society building– then there is
no scope for there to be gay and lesbian marriage, neither inside the Marga nor out.

Rather with tender heart and understanding way we should work with gay and lesbian people to engage more deeply in a spiritual approach and side by side we should experiment with the best counseling techniques to give support to those in the homosexual community so they might develop and grow in a healthy way.

Here is Baba’s blessing that ensures that marriage be a stable and bonafide institution for building a healthy human society.

Baba says, “The Sanskrit equivalent for marriage is viva’ha (vi – vah +
ghain): it means, after the ceremony, the man and woman can no longer live as libertines or as irresponsible so-called family people. They have to discharge their full obligations as bhartta’ and kalatra, responsible
husband and responsible wife.” (NSS: Disc 9)


Although the Christian church does not support gay and lesbian marriages, we cannot say that the church is in line with the ideals of Ananda Marga. Because since long the church has adopted the view that females are mere objects of enjoyment for men. Often the church has demoralised the stance of women. In that case we cannot at all proclaims that their dogmatic view is consistent with the AM dharma. This is a whole other chapter of discussion, but in a nutshell this is what it all boils down to.
Need of the Day
Baba says, “The newly awakened humanity of today is anxious to herald the advent of one universal society under the vast blue sky. The noble and righteous persons of all countries, bound by fraternal ties, are eager to assert in one voice, with one mind, and in the same tune that human society is one and indivisible.” (AFPS, pt 2 p.25)

Note: Nowadays in our Marga society, a few are forgetting this truth. They should understand that this is not in the favour of dharma. Rather the call of dharma is to form one human society.


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From: “Shantatma Kerketta”
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: Unparalleled Glory of Prabhat Samgiita
Date: Mon 14 Sep 2009 06:24:39 +0530


“Toma’ke ka’che peyeo cena’ da’y…” (PS 2288)


Baba, by Your grace You are mine– You are very close to me*. Baba,
often I think that I have understood You completely; but when I contemplate
more deeply I realise that I know not. To understand You fully, the unit
mind must lose its individual identity. As long as one is cognizant of
their own unit existence, then You cannot be realised. So, in spite of
having You very close, it is still not possible for me to fully realise
You. Baba, by Your grace You are my very intimate and closest One: You
smile softly and say You love me. Yet when I long for You and yearn to have
You in a more intimate way, You are not coming that close. Then I think
that I do not properly understand Your mind– Your desire. Otherwise surely
You would come deep into the depths of my heart. Baba, alas I do not know
how to satisfy You completely.

Baba, just when I think I have completely understood You, and just when
I think I have truly come to know You, then with Your divine liila You
shower even more of Your divine love and I become restless to get You more
and more close. Baba, I feel so much love for You in my heart that my eyes
constantly rain tears when I think of You. It is Your grace.

Baba, due to Your infinite compassion I have understood that only You
are the Essence. You alone are the Cosmic Nucleus of this vast universe.
Baba, by Your grace I have forgotten all those transitory expressions. I no
longer run after the ephemeral things of this mundane world. Baba, I have
accepted the greatness of Your divine liila. I understand that Your liila
cannot be understood*. Now I only think and sing: O’ Lord, please forgive
me for my wrongdoing and sinful deeds by showering Your causeless grace on me.

Baba, You can only be attained through surrender and love. O’ Lord
please grace me; please fill me with Your divine compassion…


* “Toma’ke ka’che peyeo cena’ da’y”: The central theme of the first line of
this Prabhat Samgiita is expressed by this people shloka.

Baba says, “Tadiha’ntike ca: some people think, “No, Parama Purus’a is not
far from me. He is quite near. He is everywhere.” In Sam’skrta, iha means
“here.” But even if you say iha or “near,” there remains a slight gap. To
those who perpetually think that Parama Purus’a is very, very near to them,
He becomes so close that nothing closer can even be imagined. In such a
circumstance, people realize that pashyatsvihaeva nihitam’ guha’ya’m: those
who have the vision to see, realize that He is not in the east or the west,
in the north or the south, but He is lying hidden in the innermost cavity
of their minds, in their own existential “I” feelings. Hence no one should
wander about searching for Him in the external world. Make your existential
“I” feeling pure and holy: if you purify your mind through virtuous deeds,
through meditation and contemplation, and through kiirtana, you will be
able to realize Him.” (SS-12)

* “Toma’r liila’y ha’r ma’niya’chi”: This phrase from the third stanza of
the above Prabhat Samgiita is neatly represented by this below paragraph
from one of His divine discourses.

Baba says, “Surrender yourself to His will. Shake off your load of
self-conceit. Lighten the burden of your life and float yourself on the
waves of His will. It is He who is teaching you the sa’dhana’ in the guise
of a Guru (preceptor); it is He who is strengthening your knowledge and
faith in the guise of a philosopher. You are plundering His mercy in
everything day and night. Go on working as a machine, leaving the doership
to Him. How little can your poor intellect comprehend or analyse His
unfathomable sport (liila’)! So, instead of trying to comprehend or analyse
keep the bearing of that inscrutable juggler aglow before your eyes.”


By the grace of Parama Purusa Lord Shrii Shrii Anandamurtiji again our
Prabhat Samgiita Day of 14 September has come and it reminds us of
the spectacular history and the devotional & unforgettable memories.

Note: On the glorious occasion of Prabhat Samgiita Day, here are some other letters for your blissful enjoyment and review.

Please continue reading here below.


Before 1982, when we did not have Prabhat Samgiita, those days in DMC and
General Darshan programs, we used to sing some bhajans — devotional songs
— for Baba. Songs of those days were composed by margiis or some Dadas. Or
sometimes I remember devotional songs from the common society also were sung.

No doubt, Baba used to listen all those songs in a very loving way, sitting
peacefully on the dais. Most of the time He used to sit quiet, in gracious
mudra posture. So charming, beautiful, very attractive. He enjoys
devotional songs from devotees. And the whole vibration of the pandal used
to be charged with unparalleled, divine vibrations. And it intoxicated all
devotees, those who were attending His darshan. This was the regular feature.

But sometimes I have seen that when the song was going on, Baba was not
completely satisfied with the meaning or idea behind the song. And time to
time I have seen in different occasions He used to feel discomfort with
those bhajans, those which contained some negative aspects.


Several occasions not only I but all those who were attending, we
experienced what happened if the song is going off the track.

(note: Here I am not talking about the tune of the singer or musical style.
Here “off the track” means if the song which is going on in DMC,
is going astray from Baba’s teaching.)

So if the meaning of the song was dogmatic type or
unideological. Then Baba used to oppose and sometimes scold lovingly, then
and there. He used to oppose very strongly sometimes. Here I want to remind
that this is the about pre-1982 stage. Before Prabhat Samgiita had come.

Because of Baba’s displeasure with some of those songs, a certain system
was introduced. That is, before singing any song in any General Darshan or
DMC, the song had to be pre-approved by RAWA dept. It was done to avoid
such unpleasant situations during the devotional program in DMC. Prior to
this it was regular occurrence that Baba used to be displeased by some of
those bhajans which were dogmatic.

We know Margiis were not singing the songs to displease Baba, but the
meaning of the songs were negative. It was not consistent to Baba’s teaching.

It was all happening because of ignorance, and lack of availability of
bhajans which can project AM ideology and AM devotional cult.


In the common society we see that at various religious gatherings they sing
such songs which carry the dogma of “heaven and hell”, or “Oh Lord I am
sinner and You are great…” etc. It is obvious that in earlier days
margiis directly came from those very religions. So they inherited those
dogmatic bhajans from there. And the projection we were seeing in General
Darshan. That caused an unpleasant situation.

In one DMC, it may have been Patna 1st January DMC, one song was going on.

The song was like this, “Majadha’r me par’a’ hum…Koi nahi saha’r’a’…”.

The sense was that: “Baba, I am in a wild whirlpool. And caught up in that
strong flooded river current. The situation is life and death. There is a
huge amount of uncontrolled water. I am floating away. Going to die– death
is certain. I do not have any hope. Nobody is there to save me, I am

This is some sense of the meaning of that song which was going on in that


When Baba was listening to this, then He did not like the meaning. Baba
sharply reacted. And He loudly spoke, “You are not shelterless! Stop this
song.” And then Dadas interrupted and the song was stopped. And the
situation got controlled. And other margiis started singing.

One more time I remember, when one margii was singing the song, “Baba
toha’r chashma’ kama’l karela’…”.

The meaning of this Bhojpuri song is,

“Your eyeglasses are wonderful; they are bringing charm on Your face…The
sticks in Your hand and the white dhoti are all multiplying Your beauty…”

That is the general scene of this song. So one can understand to some
extent the meaning of what was being sung that day– and Baba did not like


After those days, then Dada Nityasatyananda composed some Bengali songs.
His songs were also not A-grade. In some of the songs, he used to include
his own name in the last line of the song itself. That was a negative part.
I am giving you here one such example. And almost all the songs had his
name in one or another way.

“Nityasatyananda sa’dh mane ga’he sabe Baba nam…”.

So when he was leading the song, everybody was following and unnecessarily
everybody used to sing and repeating that. The meaning of that song line
is, “Nityasatyananda is singing Baba Nama Kevalam”.

Such songs Baba did not like. Because devotees like to praise Lord. Not to
praise themselves. So “Nityasatyananda sa’dh mane…” song was treated


All these above examples are all historical facts what happened during those
days. Everybody was feeling great scarcity in the field of devotional
songs. Baba has given all the philosophy for physical, psychic and
spiritual development, Prout, various things. But heartfelt, loving
communication between disciple and Guru, devotee and Lord, was missing.
There was a big gap. As is known, various devotees tried to fill up the
gap, but failed.


So ultimately Baba has graced us by showering us with divine songs. And
that came in the form of Prabhat Samgiita. And now we have thousands of
such devotional songs which are A-grade. Unparalleled. Now everyone
realizes that what this ‘PS song #2’ says is true. That, Prabhat Samgiita
is really – “E ga’n a’ma’r a’lor jharn’a’dha’ra'”. These songs are the
fountain of divine effulgence. They are an eternal source of inspiration in
all the fields and especially in the realm of devotion. Prabhat Samgiita is
so great that language does not have capacity to explain its magnificence
and glory. Its greatness can only be felt in the heart and mind.

At His lotus feet,

Beneficial For All

Baba says, “There are people who avoid intuitional practice (sa’dhana’) for
fear of giving up all the pleasures and enjoyments of the world. This fear
deters them from pursuing intuitional practice, although their fear has no
logical basis. It was explained earlier that the objects of earthly
enjoyment are created under the influence of the static principle of
Prakrti, and one regards them as real due to the dominance of
Avidya’ma’ya’, which also makes people enjoy these earthly objects.
Intuitional practice gradually reduces the dominance of Avidya’ma’ya’, and
then the mind is also diverted towards subtle things. Crude worldly
pleasures and enjoyments lose their attraction. The longing for worldly
objects (ka’ma), the attraction for them (moha), and avarice (lobha) — the
three principles of Avidya’ma’ya’ — make these seem desirable, but with
the waning of the influence of these three, the mind will no longer desire
them. Ordinarily the mind delights in the enjoyment of worldly pleasures
and regards giving them up a torture, but when the mind no longer likes
them, the question of giving them up does not arise. At that time the mind
will try to run away from them, and feels relieved to be without them,
instead of being tormented by their absence….”

“On careful analysis, the fears that hold one back from practising
sa’dhana’ appear to be without any foundation. To avoid intuitional
practice (sa’dhana’), which is the fundamental duty of everyone, out of
baseless fear, only shows one’s ignorance. It is, therefore, urged that no
one avoid sa’dhana’ out of unfounded fears, but rather through sa’dhana’
realize themselves and know themselves as the Infinite Supreme Entity.”
(AMEP, ’98 Edn, p.132-134)


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From: “Shantatma Kerketta”
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: Devotee Story: Three Boons
Date: Sun 13 Sep 2009 14:13:55 +0530


“Diner a’lote a’so ni, ele tumi a’ndha’re…” P.S. 2073


Baba You are so merciful, You are so divine. Earlier when my life was
full of happiness then that time You did not come; but now in this
period of darkness You have come. It is Your grace. During my good days
I wanted You to come and rejoice the occasion. But that did not happen–
in the effulgence of the day You did not come. But now in the darkness
of night You have come.* Baba, how You play Your liila.

Baba in the smile of the moon, You do not present Yourself. But when I
was suffering in pain, then with the soothing balm You came and relieved
me of my suffering. Baba, You have come in this cimmerian darkness when
I am crying. Baba, everyone knows that You are most-loving; and everyone
knows that You think about one and all. Even then they involve in
logically analysing and reasoning about Your ways in order to strengthen
their love for You– to love You in a deeper way.

O’ Baba, You are beginningless and Your abode is in infinity. In all the
twelve months You remain constantly along with me– in pain and
pleasure. Baba, You are the divine shelter of everyone; You are the
heart of everyone, the Soul of souls. And by Your grace You pull
everyone close to You. You never discard or ignore anyone– irrespective
of how high or how low they are. Baba You have only come in this time of
crying and suffering. In the good days when I was calling You then You
did not come. Baba, Your glory is unfathomable; Your liila is beyond
imagination; Baba, You are so gracious…

* Here Baba is using effulgence to represent those days of happiness and
darkness symbolizes those periods of tears and sorrow.


Devotees have a special characteristic that separates them from ordinary
people. That is Baba’s explicit teaching.

Irregardless of a bhakta’s behavior, whether he commits a right or a
wrong, we must not think that thr devotee is therefore useless or worse
than common folk. Because still that bhakta has the special quality of
devotion. Baba Himself places tremendous importance on this.

Here below is one famous story about a devotee from long ago. The inner
meaning of the story lends itself well to life in Ananda Marga.

Thereafter are two dramatic Baba stories wherein He vigorously defends
the honor of even bad bhaktas after they were condemned by others for
their faults.

All these stories point in the direction that Parama Purusa holds a
special place in His heart for all devotees, even bad ones who commit


Baba tells the story of King Tripasura who was a great devotee of Lord Vishnu.
After launching a crusade, King Tripasura met his untimely death.

His son, Gaya’sura inherited the throne and followed in his footsteps.

King Gaya’sura too was an ardent worshiper of Lord Vishnu. He prayed
endlessly and finally achieved the gift of immortality, granted to him by
his chosen Lord Visnu. King Gaya’sura promptly launched a heinous offensive
wiping out innocent people in all lands. The wrath of Gaya’sura was terrible.
And no one could kill him.

King Gayasura even attacked the devotees of Lord Vishnu. Lord Vishnu Himself
came to defend them, but the Lord too was defeated.

Lord Vishnu’s followers pleaded with Him to do something.

Lord Vishnu then asked a boon of King Gayasura. The King agreed. Lord
Vishnu then asked that Gayasura be turned to stone.

Gaya’sura replied, “So be it”, but then made three pleas:

1) The Lord should put His feet in Gaya’sura’s heart;
2) All those with the Lord’s feet in their heart must be granted liberation;
3) If anyone with the Lord’s feet in their heart does not get
liberation, then King Gaya’sura will again be granted life on earth.

Here Baba describes these boons in full:

Baba says, “First, the Lord will seat Himself in the heart of the
devotee without bothering Himself about the nature of that person, good,
or bad. It is enough to be a devotee, in order to have the Lord inside.
Second, all those who have the Lord’s feet in their hearts are bound to
get liberation – liberation is a sure guarantee for them. Third, since
Gaya’sura had been turned to stone by the Lord, and since He would again
arise if anyone having the Lord inside failed to be liberated, the Lord
would have to grant liberation to all such persons for all time to
come.” (‘The Lord’s Feet)

By the above story – which Baba Himself has recounted on various
occasions – we can understand that Parama Purusa places great value on

Baba says, ‘This devotion is a heavenly attribution.” (1 June 1986 DMC)

Even though King Gayasura was a ruthless warrior, due to his devotion
he was able to keep the Lord’s feet in his heart. Such is the quality of
devotion and such is the grace of the Lord.

Devotion then is enough to gain the favour of the Lord, despite what
other bad qualities a bhakta might have.


With all the groupism, difficulties, power mongering and so forth, it is
very easy to think that certain people in AM are total garbage. But we
should never harbor such ideas.

Some may have made mistakes and committed gross sins, yet still all are
our brother and sisters. We must develop a relationship of love with them.

We must remember that all have come into Ananda Marga – and they have
come for a reason. In the the near or distant past, they established an
inner link with Parama Purusa, by His grace. They have a place for Him
in their heart – so they have come once again to sacrifice in some way
for Him – and they are going to be granted salvation.

So all in AM are not just our brothers and sisters, but they are
devotees of the Lord and that in itself has great meaning. They have a
special connection with Him.

Regardless of what faults they do or what hell they create, we must not
banish such persons from our minds or think ill of them. Rather we are
to love them.

No doubt such persons may have to undergo rectification in the social
sphere – they may have to stand before the court of justice – but their
spiritual well-being is safe and secure, just as was the case with King
Gaya’sura. Parama Purusa has saved a place in His heart for even bad

So we must appreciate all who have come to do something for Baba,
despite whatever shortcomings they may have. Their arrival onto the path
of AM has great meaning – that is enough to make one’s life successful.

We should not just think this way about others but about ourselves as
well. Baba has graciously has blessed us with the special gift of devotion.



We all know that in the 70’s when the mass of Wts were called for reporting
and RDS with Baba, then it was so crowded. The rooms were small and
everyone had to squeeze into just a few rooms.

During one such occasion, Dada Sharana’nanda arrived and was told that
all workers should place their bags and blankets into a particular room.
There was hardly any space as hundreds of workers were putting their
belongings there.

Anyway, somehow Sharana’nandaji found a tiny space. He spread his
blanket halfway and placed his bag on top. Then he went off to attend
his various meetings etc.

That evening when Sharana’nandaji returned, he saw that one Dada had
tossed his things aside and taken his spot. When he awakened that Dada
and told him, the Dada did not care at all.

Sharana’nandaji was extremely frustrated. In addition, it was a fasting
day and that made his frustration grow even more. Internally he was
thinking that many of these other Wts were just like monkeys, totally
uncultured and uncivilised. He was thinking they were just worthless

He did not complain openly but those were the thoughts floating in his

The next day Sharana’nandaji was called before Baba for reporting.

Baba looked at him and in His loving liila He abused him openly. Baba
strongly rebuked him and said that those who have come in AM are not
ordinary. They may have bad manners and their conduct may be irregular,
but I have specially called them and they have come. So you must adjust
with their behaviours. They have a special samskara. Do not
superficially judge them by seeing their bad qualities or rude behaviour.

Baba lovingly scolded Sharana’nandaji in this manner.

Dada was shocked to hear this. First because he had not complained to
anyone, just Baba was peering into his mind. Secondly, he realised that
he must reconsider his relations with other workers and adjust with
their poor dealing.

Certainly Baba must have strongly scolded the Dada who threw away
Sharana’nandaji’s blanket. Sharana’nandaji did not know. All he knew was that
he must have respect and love for all in the Marga because of their link
with Baba. That is Baba’s wish and explicit direction.

This above story shows how Baba never judges any of His disciples based
on external affairs but rather looks at their inner essence and feeling.
And when He Himself says that all in AM have come because I have called
them and that they have a special samskara, then we must always look
favourably on everyone in AM – and love them.

That does not mean that we cannot point out their wrongdoing. We can in
the social sphere, only with the sweet motive to clean them of their faults.
Good margiis do like this because they know that all in AM are part of their
kith and kin. So in our heart we must not have ill will toward them.
Whether they do wrong or right, we must remember that they come to serve
Him in some capacity and they have Baba’s love.



This next story leads in the same direction.

One family acarya from Gorakhpur came to Baba to complain about one
young Wt. The family acarya was telling about all kinds of incidents.

Baba immediately interjected and began scolding the family acarya and
told him to look upon that young worker as his own son. Then Baba
pointed out that the family acarya’s own son did not become a WT and was
not even a margii. And not only that, Baba said that, “While you
yourself were eating and enjoying at your house, this young worker was
not even able to find any proper food in the jagrti.”

Baba continued, “But you never cared about that and never checked to see
if he is alright. And now you are complaining to me about the behaviour
of this young worker. Such is your audacity. You should be ashamed of

Baba concluded, “I am His Father and I have to take care of Him. And you
also should have love for him.”

After this incident, everyone stopped complaining about Wts – at least
on the external level.

Again, here the point is not that wrongful behaviours should be
overlooked entirely. We are to point out and seek the rectification of
those bad devotees. But at the same time we should not harbor any
negative feelings in the mind toward such bhaktas. Because all have come
because of His call. They are not ordinary people and we should love


Just as a mother has inherent love for her progeny — regardless of what
harm their children might cause, same is the case with Parama Purusa. He
has innate and unconditional love for His children.

The mother may abuse and scold her children but she has love. Likewise
Parama Purusa also may scold but His quantum of love is always present.

In the spiritual sphere, love is not unilateral. The bhakta has love for Him
and in return Parama Purusa has much more love for His devotees.

Baba does not look at the qualities or conduct of bad devotees. His love
is based on seeing the feeling in their heart. We should do the same.

This explains why despite all the mischief caused by some Central Dadas,
even then Baba has blessed them and kept them close.


By Baba’s grace He loves, cares for, and looks after all His devotees,
whether they be good or bad. All have a special place in His heart.

Here we must remember the story of King Gayasura and how Lord
Vishnu granted him three boons – keeping His feet always in his heart.

And Baba Himself approves this story.

Although this is the story of King Gayasura and Lord Vishnu, yet in reporting
Baba Himself told and promised that He grants these same boons to all His

Then when Lord Vishnu granted the boon that the Lord’s feet will always be
in the heart of the devotee, irregardless of their good and bad deeds, we must
know that Baba has promised and guaranteed the same. That is the first boon.

Secondly, Baba also promises that those who have the Lord’s feet
in their heart will get salvation. This is His second guarantee.

Lastly, if anyone with the Lords’ feet in their heart does not get liberation,
then the Lord’s prestige is at stake. Thus He is bound to fulfill them.

So Baba guarantees the above boons for all devotees up to eternity and
the only prerequisite for these boons is devotion. Then liberation is sure –
and the noose of maya will be shattered.

All this Baba has guaranteed and by His grace I was there that time in reporting
and by hearing Baba’s loving promise, then tears began flowing from all those
present. The room was completely vibrated; Baba’s immense love and grace
was emanating. We all felt especially graced by His infinite love and special
promise. And this guarantee Baba has granted to every devotee – for all who
have love for Him, irrespective of what wrongs and rights one commits in life.
Such His the nature of His loving and unconditional boon.

Thus when Baba does not judge bad devotees poorly, neither should we.
Their mistakes must be corrected in the social realm, but on the
spiritual plane, we must think of even bad devotees as our kith and kin
and love them, and know that Baba will take care for their salvation.

We should not judge any bhakta or even ourselves based on past sins. We
should think about Him and cultivate love for all.

So the lesson given in the Gaya’sura story of old applies equally well
today. That is why Baba has given this story again and again in His
discourses. Because all bhaktas – even bad ones – have earned a place in
His heart.

May we all focus not on the the poor behaviour of bad devotees but
instead adopt a high spiritual ideal.

Baba says, “Cherishing a strong desire to know and understand Him, think
of Him, ideate on Him, meditate on Him – You will certainly attain Him.”

Baba says, “…The wise and intelligent ideate less on their defects and
demerits and more on the Supreme desideratum.” (A’nanda Va’nii #66)


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Date: Sat, 12 Sep 2009 07:22:17 -0000
To: am-global@earthlink.net
From: “Hariish Dev”
Subject: Story of Great Devotee & Mantra Japa


“A’loker utsava eso sabe…” (PS 2218)


Baba, by Your grace I am inviting all family members. O’ my family
members of the Great Family, come one, come all to this grand festival of
light. Baba, by Your grace, I am awakening all with the divine knowledge.
On this great occasion, let us all work collectively. By His grace, we will
bring heaven on this dusty earth.

No one is distant: All belong to one family; all are my own. In the
absence of this divine truth– unaware of this ideological understanding–
even close people go distant and far away and they try to destroy each
other. Let human beings know who they are; they should know they have come
from Parama Purusa. They are the divine children of Parama Purusa. All are
kith and kin. Baba, by Your grace on this grand festival, I am preparing
and arranging everything so that everyone will know who they are– that all
have come from Parama Purusa. By Your grace I am making everyone aware of
their divine relation.

Baba, by Your grace I will not lag behind– not even for one second; and
by Your grace I will never look back. I will keep my eyes fixed on the
Goal, on You. Baba, I will not allow even a single person to fall back– to
lag behind. By Your grace, this is my sadhana– along with the entire
humanity. This grand effulgence will destroy all accumulated dirt and
stains. We will enlighten the entire universe, by Your grace.

Baba, by Your grace the impossible becomes possible. You are my Goal;
You are my everything…


This entire email has a few parts and begins with this following story.


Baba says, “Once a child named Dhruva started doing sadhana and
singing bhajanas at the early age of five. This scared the eminent rsis and
munis. They thought that this young boy would surpass them in spiritual
excellence. So, as devotees, they all implored Narayana to save them from
being defeated and humiliated. Narayana sent Narada to resolve the issue.
So Narada came to the boy Dhruva and tried to allure him with toys, sweets,
a kingdom, and things of that sort. He inquired why the boy was so
enthusiastic about sadhana and bhajanas at such an early age, especially
when he had a whole lifetime at his disposal for spiritual pursuits. Dhruva

Kaomara acaret prajinah dharman Dhgavataniha
Durlabham manusam janma tadapyadhruvamarthadam

“‘O Narada! You are a sage, you know much more than I do. Yet I wish
to mention, in order to clarify things, that we get a human form after
numerous animal lives.’ ‘Sukrataer manavo bhutva.’ This human life is
attained through the medium of lots of clash and cohesion. Of all
creatures’ existence, this human existence is the most rare. But even rarer
is the human body that has been perfected through sadhana…”

“Dhruva further said, ‘Narada, who knows what will happen tomorrow?
You have become old and you got the opportunity to do sadhana and sing
bhajanas at this age. But in my life, the sun may or may not rise tomorrow.
Suppose I die tonight? So how can I wait till old age?'”

“Then Narada went away silently.”

“‘Dharman Bhagavataniha,’ Dhruva said. Everyone should try to become
established in Bhagavata Dharma in childhood.” (AV-3)


Now here is Baba’s expressed guidelines about the unique importance of

Baba says, “One’s life is determined on the basis of a few pulsations, and
these pulsations depend on a specific number of inhalations and
exhalations. The number of such inhalations and exhalations– on an
average, from twenty-one thousand to twenty-five thousand per day– varies
from person to person. The process of breathing has a great influence on
the human mind and self, or soul.” (NSS, ’95 Edn, p.25)

We all know that breathing is an intrinsic part of human life– it is
something we do 21,000 to 25,000 times per day. And it is also well known
that people do not die while inhaling, but rather when exhaling. So during
death, everyone does their final exhalation and then they do not inhale
again. Therefore, at the time of death every Ananda Margii will certainly
be ensconced in the ideation of Brahma. Because in our AM system, each and
every Ista mantra has two parts, or two syllables. As we all know the first
syllable gets repeated during our inhalation and the second gets repeated
during exhalation. And in each and every Ista mantra, the second syllable,
i.e. the exhalation, is related with Godhood or Brahma bhava– not one’s
unit ‘I feeling’. In that case, no matter when death arrives and one’s
final exhalation occurs, then in that course one is ensconced in Supreme
ideation as they repeat the 2nd syllable of their Ista mantra. That is why
we should be very particular to know the meaning of our mantra and to
repeat it during our each and every breath. In select circumstances, the
mantra itself is repeated in reverse order in order to gain the proper
ideation: I.e. so that the ideation of Brahmahood is linked with the 2nd
syllable, upon the exhalation. These are some of the technical points
related with sadhana. On these matters any further questions can be asked
directly to a proper acarya.


Next Life:

Greed for Name and Fame

Baba says, “Those engaged in social service devoid of ideation on
Parama Purusa, then when performing their good deeds they become greedy for
name and fame. And they like to see the newspaper coverage of their great

“So in this case the person falls under the instinct of greed–
because he is greedy for the popularity of his own unit name and fame. And
due to the domination of this greed instinct, in his next life he will be
born according to those reactive momenta– which is depending upon the
dominance of a particular vrtii.”

“So in natural course the Creative Principle will provide him with the
body of a cat which is always greedy for food. A cat is so greedy that when
sneaking into the kitchen to devour some food, even if the cat gets hit and
jumps out the window; then just a few fractions of a second later that same
cat again tries to enter into the kitchen via the door– to again try to
get some food. All due to its avaricious nature.”

“Thus this is the fate and next life of those who cannot control their
reed. Here it should also be noted that Parama Purusa did not do anything o
create this situation. Rather, according to the desires of the jiiva they
will get their new life.” (AV-10 (B), 22 April ’79)


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