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Archive for September 12th, 2009

Date: Sat, 12 Sep 2009 07:22:17 -0000
To: am-global@earthlink.net
From: “Hariish Dev”
Subject: Story of Great Devotee & Mantra Japa

Baba

“A’loker utsava eso sabe…” (PS 2218)

Purport:

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…

== STORY OF GREAT DEVOTEE & MANTRA JAPA ==

Namaskar,
This entire email has a few parts and begins with this following story.

BABA STORY ABOUT ONE GREAT DEVOTEE

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
replied,”

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)

BREATHING AND MANTRA JAPA

Now here is Baba’s expressed guidelines about the unique importance of
breathing.

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.

Namaskar,
Hariish

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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
works.”

“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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