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Date: Fri, 6 Nov 2009 07:02:13 -0000
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Subject: Wt Nepotism in Care

Baba

“A’ma’re dekhe calecho prabhu more pu’n’ya phale…” (PS 4477)

Purport:

Baba, because of the virtue of having Your grace, I can feel that You
are so close and that You are looking at me all the time. Baba, You are
with me each and every moment, in the brilliant effulgence and in the
cimmerian darkness– constantly, all the 24hrs. In my good days and bad
days always You are and will remain along with me. Baba, You are so
gracious.

Baba, when I am surrounded by the fog of hopelessness and despair, &
when my life becomes burdened, then it is very difficult for me to move
ahead– all my inspiration is lost. And when I cry in pain and the tears
are rolling down my cheeks like a river, and when I am drowned in
pessimism, then I think that this life is useless and that this whole
world is poisonous. In that case I feel it is better just to die. When I
am in such a crisis, then with a very pleasant and sonorous voice,
Someone appears in my mental abode and in a very sweet & intimate way He
whispers, ‘Do not worry, I love you’.

Baba, the effulgence of Your divine love never gets extinguished; Your
love is eternal and never fades or ends. In this mundane world,
everything comes and goes. Baba only You are eternal and infinite. You
are the sweetest Entity. You are that force that never stops. You are
that magnificent bliss that never diminishes– always that bliss is
growing and growing. Baba, You are my everything: The be-all and end-all
of the life. By Your grace I am under Your shelter. Baba, in the deep
core of my heart the only request I have is that: Please do not forget
that I am sheltering myself in You, at Your lotus feet.

Baba, by Your infinite grace-compassion You are remaining by my side
always…

== WT NEPOTISM IN CARE ==

Namaskar,
Baba’s design of AMPS is unparalleled; the organisational systems
themselves are perfect. Yet without proper personnel, things can go
awry. That is what we face nowadays. Tragically, the Food & Care Dept is
one such example.

Good and earnest workers who need care and medical support do not get it
due to Wt nepotism, ie group leaders only offering help to their cohorts
and spoons, no one else. Specific cases are cited below.

However, the Food & Care Dept was formed with an entirely different
intention in mind: To help all workers based on the feeling of universal
fraternity and neo-humanistic feeling.

BABA’S FOOD & CARE DEPT

As many may be aware, the Food & Care Dept comes under the jurisdiction
of Dharma Pracara Secretary, as far as the organisational structure is
concerned. In essence, the Food & Care Dept addresses the wellness,
health, and medical needs of our workers.

Whenever hospitalization, doctor’s care, or medical attention is needed,
then the Food & Care Dept will intercede, facilitate and take direct
action. And that is exactly what we saw happening in the many years
prior to ’90. If a worker fell sick, needed an operation, or had to be
under a doctor’s guidance, then the Food & Care Dept would ensure that
the worker was properly cared for. All the needed arrangements were made.

Because we all know that when a person is sick, that is not the time for
that individual person to start having to manage their own treatment
plan. Being sick is a full-time job and no ill person has the time or
energy or funds etc to oversee their own care, especially our Wts.

So the Food and Care Dept fulfills that distinct need. It provides
whatever resources necessary to bring that Wt back to 100%. In that
sense our Food and Care dept is not like some so-called, first-world
nation’s health care system, wherein minimal support is provided and the
patient is left to care for themselves for weeks and weeks, or even left
to die by themselves. Our department is not like that. Food & Care
provides everything for that sick or injured worker until they are
perfectly ready to go back into the field and function at their top-most
level.

That is the very humane and effective way in which Baba designed the
department. And for years and years it was running like that. But after
1990 that has not been the case. Since then the Food & Care Dept has
been politicized, hijacked and indeed ransacked. To get proper
attention, one has to be a “yes man” or bootlicker of the ruling regime,
without that one will be left to suffer, even die.

MARGIIS ARE GREAT PILLARS OF THIS SYSTEM

One other important aspect of the Food & Care Dept is that margiis from
all over the globe can contribute (financially or otherwise) to the system.

So let’s say a worker was posted in GT sector for many years and then
was transferred to Manila. Then shortly after arriving in Manila the
worker gets sick. Of course the Food and Care Dept has a general fund to
aid that worker, but in addition, margiis from GT or any other sector,
upon hearing the news, may wish to donate funds specifically for the
care of that worker. So the set-up and running of the Food & Care Dept
is dynamic and very much margii supported. Of course, margiis should
always donate to the general fund as well.

Unfortunately, at present, this entire Food & Care Dept has become quite
dysfunctional, so before donating any money one should investigate and
ensure that their funds will not get diverted toward some groupist court
case or battle plan etc.

Even then, one should not become cynical – just careful – because if
truth be known most in our Wt and Marga family are very good, dedicated
sadhakas. There are a few who are spoiling it for all. Thus it is only a
matter of time before the situation becomes straightened out and proper.

NEO-HUMANISTIC FEELING NEEDED

Underneath it all, the most important component of our Food & Care Dept
is a basic sense of neo-humanism. When a sadhaka’s heart has been
touched by their meditation practice and Baba’s love, then they will be
ready to help one and all.

In AM, when we see a sick or hungry person on the street, we do not
first ask them their caste or religion and then decide if we should help
them or not. To us, all are part of our universal human family, so we
extend love and support to one and all, irrespective of their caste,
creed, race or community etc.

We never think, “O this person is Muslim, let them suffer and die.”

Rather we think this person is the divine child of Shrii Shrii
Anandamurtiji and the veritable expression of Parama Purusa and it is my
duty to do everything I can to help them unconditionally. That is our
approach in Ananda Marga.

And all who do sadhana naturally feel that way.

But when one loses their sadhana and instead gets tangled in the web of
favoritism, groupism, racism, and Wt nepotism then things can become
gruesome. Then the unthinkable can happen. Then one might turn their
back on those in need.

Tragically, that is the sad fate of the Food & Care Dept in today’s
organisational climate.

TRAGEDY OF TODAY

As we all know, the basic spirit of Ananda Marga is to serve one and
all, especially those in need.

Baba says, “Help the weak and the helpless in all possible ways.” (CC-2,
‘Society’, pt# 7)

But at present, our Food & Care Dept is not doing this.

1) Can you imagine that one of our own Didis attending one of our own
camps suffered a broken hand and not a single superior came forward to
help. Top Didis made nasty comments like, “Oh she is of a lower caste
and if she were not a Wt then she would not get medical treatment so we
need not help her.” Such were the words of Didi Ananda Dyotona when our
dear Solapur DSL Didi Brc. Shucismita’ broke her hand. In then end, our
dear Didi had to take service from people outside the Marga for medical
treatment, but by then it was too late and her arm / hand will be
crooked for life, not to mention the physical and emotional and mental
pain she had to endure above and beyond her initial injury.

Here case is documented in these two letters.

And this is not an isolated incident, just a recent one.

2) Unfortunately, there are numerous other cases where good Wts who need
nutritional support and medical care to restore their health, but often
they are ignored or slighted. This is the theme of the day. Some Dadas
have even died due to neglect in the realm of medical treatment.

Because nepotism has taken hold of our Food & Care department wherein
one only gets care if they are part of a certain click or faction and
ready to lay down their life for group interest. Then care comes,
otherwise not. But this is totally improper. The Food & Care Dept should
not become a groupist bargaining chip for receiving treatment.

3) In the name of welfare and help, huge money continues to pour into
the Food and Care Dept but it gets swallowed up instead of being used in
a neo-humanistic manner. Actually Centre collects millions of rupees for
Food and Care Dept. Didi Ananda Nitimaya’ is Central secretary. But she
never helps any didis except some of her spoons. Also on the dadas side
centre only helps those who are spoons and characterless. They only help
their tools. This is the shameful state of the Food and Care Dept.
Baba’s divine system has been pillaged by despotic rulers.

Good workers are then forced to suffer or be swept into the net of
groupism, lest they meet their physical demise. It is a most ugly scenario.

However the situation will turn around by His grace. Those who have
transgressed the code of neo-humanism by resorting to nepotism will face
the reaction very soon. Nature will not spare them of their inhumane
actions. And, good workers and sincere margiis are bound to rally
together and bring back the integrity to our Marga and this much needed
department.

“A SLUR ON ANANDA MARGA”

Here Baba has strong words for the likes of Vishvadevananda, Rudrananda,
Nigamananda, Ananda Dyotona and Didi Ananda Nitimaya’ who blatantly
overlook the welfare of other workers.

Baba says, “One who does not come forward to help when seeing a person
in distress is unworthy to be called a human being – he or she is a slur
on Ananda Marga.” (CC-2, ‘Society”, pt# 12)

Of course the problems are not limited to H group alone. B and EC also
suffer in this way.

Ultimately the answer lies in (re)creating a healthy Marga order where
all can flourish and get the care they need. We should work for this
from this very moment.

COLLAPSE OF SOCIETY

Baba warns in His discourses in Human Society that a community cannot
last if it fails to pay heed to the welfare of its members. That is what
we see happening now in the end of this vaeshyan era. In countries like
the USA, the society is coming apart at the seams due to neglect and
selfishness of top capitalists. As things become unbearable, the common
people are slowly being awakened to what is going on. They are bound to
rise up and revolt.

The same will happen in our Marga if things do not change in a hurry.
Because as Baba warns, no society can stand if the common people are not
cared for in a basic way and treated with dignity and respect.

The collective resources must not be abused or misused – things like
medical care cannot be allotted for special interest groups while those
in need are overlooked. When such a blatant division or disparity occurs
in the material sphere then that society is on the brink of destruction.

We should not allow such a thing to befall our Marga. By raising
awareness and taking collective action by rallying the many good people
in our Marga, the situation can be made proper once and again and our
Food and Care Dept can become a vibrant example for nations and
communities across the globe.

BABA’S BLESSING

By Baba’s grace, His culminating teaching is that life in the Marga
should mirror the laws and governances of society. The same recipe that
makes a strong society will make our Marga able as well. By caring for
those in need and making an ideal Food & Care Dept, our Marga will be a
model of justice and unity.

Baba says, “What is society like? It is like a group of people going on
a pilgrimage. Try to imagine the scene! Suppose one of the pilgrims is
struck down by cholera. Will the rest of them continue on their way,
leaving the sick man behind? No, that would be inconceivable for them.
Rather, they will break their journey for a day or two, and cure him of
his disease. If he is still too weak to walk they will carry him on
their shoulders. If some people run short of food, others share what
they have with them. Together they share their possessions, and together
they march ahead, singing in unison. In their eagerness to move ahead
with others they forget their trifling differences which might have led
to angry exchanges and court cases in their families…The essence of
cooperation resulting from this collective movement aims at expanding a
person’s mind by striking down the barriers of meanness. I repeat that a
true society is like such a group of pilgrims who attain a deep psychic
affinity while travelling together which helps them solve all the
problems in their individual and social lives.” (AFPS-6, ‘The Spirit of
Society’)

Namaskar,
Mahesh

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Sadhana?

“Baba says, “Whatever a man is to do in his spiritual life he is to do–
why? Because he is in love with the Supreme Entity. Love is the first
word, love is the starting point, and love is the last point.” (AV-12,
p. 13)

Note: Baba’s above guideline is very beneficial for sadhana. However
these days some innocent or simple people just do meditation for “mental
peace”. And ever worse some wts do sadhana for show– to pose themselves
as someone great. Such workers do hardly an ounce of sadhana when they
are alone; but when they go to margiis’ houses then in Hollywood style
they sit in meditation for a long time. All done in order to put
themselves on display and create one show that they are highly elevated
sadhakas. Certain margiis do a similar thing when they attend retreats.

But by looking at the on-going conduct of such margiis one can
understand how far they are really doing sadhana or not. It is just like
if you are approaching one animal at night. At first you may think that
it is a tiger or a lion, but when that animal makes its weird ‘Huan,
Huan’ sound, then you know that it is just a jackal. Same is the case
when being around those types of few margiis and wts who put on a show
of sadhana. By their conduct and dealing they just expose themselves etc.

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