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To: AM-GLOBAL
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Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2009 06:38:23 -0000
Subject: Baba’s Plan: One Grand Procession

Baba

“Ei anurodh prabhu tava caran’e, manake a’ma’r shubh pathe calio…” (P.S.
2098)

Purport:

Baba, I place this request at Your lotus feet: Please guide me and goad my
mind towards the path of welfare and divinity. If ever I am surrounded by
hopelessness, then please light my heart with the lamp of hope and lead
me unto the path of effulgence.

Baba, I ask Your grace: Do not allow fear, shyness, hatred, and all these
pashas (bondages) and ripus (enemies) block my path of forward movement
towards You.

Baba, please grace me with Your thundering voice of the samvit shakti–
“awareness”*. If ever my mind gets negatively affected with attachment of
materialism and indulges in crude worldly enjoyments, then that time please
awaken the tender human qualities which are sleeping in my heart.

When in my heart, my human feelings become drowsy and sleepy, that time my
mind degenerates and I get attached towards those mundane, worldly things.
And I get involved and start indulging in those crude affairs. So that
time, please grace me and awaken my human feelings.

Baba, please give me strength so I can march ahead on Your path, in a
very straight direct way. Make it so that I will never lose the track; make
it so taht I wiol never fall onto that negative path. Baba, please remain
along with me, all the time. Always keeping Yourself as my guide on this
journey of forward movement.

Baba at Your lotus feet, this much request I have: Please lead me from the
darkness to the effulgence…

* Samvit= “The popular meaning of sam’vit shakti is “awareness” – awakening
from slumber. With the help of sam’vit shakti, unit beings become aware of
their existence. They realise that they are the crown of creation, the most
evolved beings whose goal is to attain the supreme rank and dispel the
darkness of the avaran’ii shakti of avidyamaya.” (Baba)

== BABA’S PLAN: ONE GRAND PROCESSION ==

Namaskar,
Here is one beautiful memory that many other may also recall. It is related
with our most beloved Sadguru Baba and how He has infused the needed
dynamism to build up a society based on dharma.

THOSE DAYS IN PATNA…

All are aware that Baba used to live in Patna. And during His residence
there, various types of Prout organisations were made active with the
inspiration of His sweet scolding and prodding. This was all going on just
after His Jail period.

That time, under His guidance, the Proutist federations like UPSF, UPYF,
UPLF, UPFF, UPIF all got activated. Then the moment came to activate our
Didis’ side. As we know we have the GP Department.

BABA’S SPECIAL PLAN

So then Baba gave one special program that was really unique. The plan
was that sisters should protest against the exploitation of females. And
the creative part of the program was that the Didis/sisters should organise
one big procession. And that was exactly what was done. So many margii
sisters and Didis made one big public march to uphold the dignity of women.

And it was a huge success. It was a consciousness raising event and
countless people became active on the issue. Some youths were even holding
sticks in their hands and tearing away crude advertisements by the roadside
which had a negative picture of females. All in all many good things came
in result. And when the report of procession was given to Baba then He
became very happy.

Some special details about this program I will also recount further down in
this email. But that time the whole event was held because of the on-going
exploitation against women.

HOW FEMALES ARE EXPLOITED IN TODAY’S DEGENERATED SOCIETY

For instance, in our lives we regularly come across different media,
newspapers, magazines, as well as different posters on the roadside which
depict females in crude way. People are making big, big banners and posters
in this way to sell their articles.

Unnecessarily females photo has been attached to an advertisement when
advertising for many products. Surely we all may have seen such things.
I think around the globe irrespective of any country almost everywhere,
male domination is going on. Of course for males, the opposite sex is
females. And it is a natural instinct to get attracted to the opposite
sex, especially if one’s mind is impure. So then, because all around the
globe male dominated society is there these days, then businessmen paint
the picture of females to attract males and thereby sell their products.

Most likely, if society was dominated by females, then crude business
people would have painted males’ photos and they might have used males to
attract females to sell their products. And empty the pocket of female
customers.

But now things are opposite. Advertisements are based on the exploitation
of females because of the currently male dominated society. Where the
motive is to attract males for purchasing their goods by showing the
picture of elaborately decorated and exposed females. This very cunning and
devious type of exploitation is going on. Some people are aware but most
are oblivious.

…THE STORY OF BABA’S REVOLUTIONARY PLAN CONTINUES

Now, as I told above, I am coming back to the story.

We know our AM and Prout fight against all sorts of exploitation. So that
time in Patna the procession was organised to raise the awareness of the
public against the exploitation of females. And as is seen all around,
female exploitation is going on by businessmen by placing females photos in
their advertisements in ‘negative way’.

So in that grand procession a huge stir was created. Young sister youths and
students were keeping buckets of black paint with so many brushes. And
wherever they saw negative pictures of females, then they were just
destroying those negative advertisements with the black paint. All along
the city streets this was going on. Both on the main road and also on so
many side avenues also. In that was they procession had a huge effect in
that area. And the news got published in the newspapers also. And the
common mass appreciated the work done by our procession. Plus, Baba was
extremely pleased by all this.

VICTORY ACHIEVED

And some very good effect happened also: For some limited time thereafter I
saw that many such negative advertisements got reduced and or eliminated
completely. So that was one point of success. Of course, though, to completely
wipe out any such exploitation then indeed constant hammering is needed.
So this is our ongoing work of both AM and Prout.

And previously in our programs, we were raising the slogans and opposing
the negative societal trends. We were bringing the banner and protesting
that females should not be negaively portrayed in advertisements. Means our
Marg was upholding Baba’s dharmic guideline that as Proutists and Margiis
our duty is to fight against female exploitation and uphold the dignity of
women.

So we should remember that Baba has guided us to build up all the sectors
of society and, in that same spirit, He has warned us to be careful not to
sacrifice the sanctity of women.

A FEW OF BABA’S TEACHINGS ON THE DIGNITY OF WOMEN

Here are a few of the many teachings of Baba that lead in that direction.

Baba says, “Men…should always endeavor to save the prestige of women. As
the mothers of men, women can claim this much as a right.” (CC, ’95, pt 1,
p.49)

Baba says, “Special attention should be paid to the comforts of women
during festivals, at spiritual conferences, and on other occasions.”
(Caryacarya)

And here Baba emphasizes the need to elevate and safeguard women’s place in
society thus ensuring a bright future of humanity.

Baba says, “We stand to create a powerful, dynamic and upsurging social
consciousness, especially among women, so that they are inspired to rise,
abolish dogma and annihilate all symbols of slavery, and usher in a new era
of coordinated cooperation and glorious achievement.” (PNS-13, p.49)
But now what is going on in some public programs is against the word and
spirit of Baba’s mandates. A few people are making public programs these
days that are moving in their own direction, against the dignity of women.
About this further down in this email some examples have been given.

BABA’S BLESSING

These following words of Baba stand as great inspiration for one and all.

Baba says, “The significance of life does not lie only in living. Animals
also live. But life to us means something more — rather something much
more. To us life means living for a great cause.” (AFPS-9)

Namaskar,
Parashram

Note 1: HOW THEY ARE GOING AGAINST THE CODE

The on-going negative trend by B group in their public Prabhat
Samgiita programs is quite apparent and, on the whole, rather degrading.
These days they are using various alluring female dancers who are in the
peak age of their physical attraction– i.e. 20-25 years old. So by seeing
the body, look, and dress of the female dancers it is clear how they are
being negatively projected as tools of allurement. Just so that B group
draw in the public and thus sell their cassettes and gain more profit.

Unfortunately these programs are going on all around and in this way
Prabhat Samgiita is becoming the tool of female exploitation. People are
simple and they may not understand this but this way they get exploited. So
this is B group’s special tactic to use those 22 year old alluring girls to
stockpile profits for their Prabhat Samgiita sales. And this has been going
on in DMS and programs all along since 1990. So this is the common malady.
And recently these things are continuing to occur in these programs.

BABA’S DHARMIC APPROACH

Of course we know that this was never Baba’s approach. And I myself
remember when I personally attended the Shravanii Purnima program in 1990
then that time just a young girl of 5 or 6 years of age was dancing Prabhat
Samgiita. And that was Baba’s strict rule and we all witnessed this. That
only those pre-adolescent girls should be on the public stage dancing
Prabhat Samgiita.

MORE ABOUT THE CURRENT SCENE

But now something completely different is going on. Our Prabhat Samgiita
which is such a devotional and dharmic treasure and now they have polluted
this thing. It is sad. People should understand that Prabhat Samgiita
should not be used to satisfy the crude instincts of certain negative
people. And women should also not get exploited. So these B group Dadas
like to project themselves as being the God-Fathers of Prabhat Samgiita,
but in reality their all plans and programs in this affair is way off the
mark. Because just in order to maximize profits, B group is pushing ahead
in their negative direction: ruining Prabhat Samgiita and exploiting women.

THEY ARE ALSO CULPRIT

Unfortunately, H group is no better because for years now they have buried
Baba’s divine Prabhat Samgiita in the dust and ashes. Just it is lying in
uncared way and instead they used their full resources to propagate PP
Dada’s silly rhymes known as Shraddha Suman. PP Dada wrote more than
10,000 of these things and H group was getting them all recorded and put
into books yet Baba’s beautiful Prabhat Samgiita is not getting propagated
at all.

So both the groups have their negative agendas in this regard and Baba’s
Prabhat Samgiita is getting compromised as a result. But whatever injustice
H group is doing along these lines, that is completely dwarfed by B group’s
massive public campaign that maligns women and places one negative mask on
Prabhat Samgiita. Altogether the whole scene is sad and unfortunate. But I
have full faith that by our collective effort we will not allow such
negative affairs to go on much longer.

ABOUT OUR PROUT FEDERATIONS

Note 2: The Universal Proutist Federations known as UPSF, UPYF, UPLF, UPFF,
and UPIF accordingly refer to the (a) Student, (b) Youth, (c) Laborers,
(d) Farmers, and (e) Intellectuals, Universal Proutist Federations.

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Basic Characteristic

Baba says, “The present world is plagued with numerous problems. To solve
these problems we need ideal men and women who are highly evolved from
within; strong men and women whose lives are based on the solid foundation
of spirituality. In the absence of such people the problems will remain
unsolved.” (AMI-10, p.759)

Note: In this DMC discourse, Baba guides us that the problems troubling
the globe nowadays can only be solved by spiritually minded soldiers– true
sadhakas. Only those whose mind and heart have been dyed in the ocean of
cosmic ideation can lead the society into to the new era of peace and
fulfillment. Such evolved spiritual revolutionaries have the unique
ability, by His grace, to bring forth Prout. Side by side Baba warns us
that without such people at the helm, society will continue in its downward
spiral.

Baba’s teaching is quite obvious so most in our Marga are understanding,
but still of our so-called Prout leaders of NY sector confused. They never
tire of praising atheist Chomsky is savior of entire world. But actually
acc to Bab’s def of NH this person is most probably just one “vocal
revoltionary”. Because time and again they get confused into thinking that this
athesitic type of mundane leaders who can befool thousands of people with
their tall talk can be a leader of Prout.

Baba’s golden guideline is that without spirituality no human being can
solve even meagre problems what to say about grave problems.

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