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From: “Shantatma Kerketta”
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: Meaningful Letter
Date: Sat 16 Jan 2010 13:43:02 +0530

Baba

== MEANINGFUL LETTER ==
Namaskar,
Brother Goenkaji is doing a great job on tearing down the dogma of Mahaprayan Divas (MPD).

In his below letter he is giving the proper logic and response to those groupist people who cling to their dogmatic notion of MPD.

Anyone who is open-minded will easily understand Goenka’s below point that mahaprayan is equivalent to the word “death” and is therefore regularly used in association with ordinary human beings. One such example is provided.

In that case, it is totally misguided and dogmatic to use this same mahaprayan term in conjunction with our Revered Gurudev Baba. Mahaprayan means death, yet our Baba is the timeless and eternal Parama Purusa.

Those who wish to know the truth will easily get the point.

Respectfully,
Shantatma

Subject:

“THE WORD “MAHAPRAYANA” MEANS DEATH”

From:

Sgoenka

Date:

Sat, 16 Jan 2010 11:40:07 +0530

“THE WORD “MAHAPRAYANA” MEANS DEATH”
I am enclosing herewith an evidence from a leaf of a souvenir to prove that the word ‘Mahaprayana’ means nothing but death. It is a photo of a literary person of Kolkata and it says that he was born on 11th September 1919 and he died (Mahaprayana) on 11th November 2008.

Your’s brotherly,

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Example of Pig

Date: 16 Jan 2010 19:51:40 -0000
From: “Sudhakar Pandit”
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: Example of Pig

Baba

“Marmaviin’a’y eki sur a’chi ba’je diva’nishi mor virahii hiya’r ma’jhe…” (P.S. 480)

Purport:

Baba, day and night, in the viina of my heart, only one tune is
resonating in my melancholic heart. O’ my dearmost Baba please come. In
the deep core of my mind only one tune is swinging: O’ Baba, You are not
far away, You are not far, You are so close, You are with me.

Baba, when I see You in my karmayajina*, then I see You are remaining
there also. Baba, You are with me in all the works. O’ Baba, please
come, O’ Baba please come.

With the full longing of my heart, in whichever direction I look, there
is nothing else that I can see except for Your divine form. O’ my Lord
of Formlessness, with the resonance of the ever-new song, dance, & form,
please allow Yourself to be held in my heart.

O’ Baba, please come, O’ Baba please come…

*Karmayajina= The work done with cosmic ideation is known as
karmayajina; that alone is proper action. Thus karmayajina is any action
or service done with the sole motive to please Parama Purus’a. In
contrast those things done devoid of cosmic feeling, such selfish
activities are called kriya’– and that leads to bondage. So only those
works done with spiritual ideation come within the scope of karmayajina.

== EXAMPLE OF PIG ==

Namaskar,
In countless discourses Baba stresses the importance of working
collectively and remaining united. All margiis know that Baba emphasizes
how this is the way great things can be accomplished.

By oneself one solve small individual problems, but doing great works on
a massive scale is far beyond one’s individual capacity. A strong
collective effort is needed. That demands a methodical, organised
approach and leadership. For this reason, the entire Mahabharata was
planned.

Human beings have the intellectual capacity to proceed in this
collective manner. And certainly Baba guides us to work unitedly and
collectively.

His discourses on samgacchadhavam and so many related topics stress this
point of collective movement. In addition, in 1990, Baba Himself took
oaths from so many workers and margiis who pledged to Baba that they
would work in a coordinated and cooperative manner with unity. Baba
obviously sees this as a critical matter.

ONE SPECIAL DARSHAN IN DIIGHA’

In one general darshan on 09 Feb 1989 in Diigha’, Baba makes a unique
distinction.

In Bangla, Baba explains how pigs do not have the requisite intellect to
work unitedly. When they move, they all run in separate directions. They
just wander around on their own. They do not have the capacity to move
together. They do not make a leader and follow in an organised way. Pigs
never do like this. Instead they all run their own way. That is what
happpens when any farmer lets a bunch of pigs out of their barn.

Baba then goes on to say that human beings have the required intellect
to work collectively in an organised fashion. That is part of being
human. Baba then says that those in human framework who fail to work
cooperatively and instead engage in acts that go against the collective
movement are like pigs. Such people are like pigs, or even worse – i.e.
even lower than that. That is the comparison that Baba makes in that
unique discourse on 09 Feb 1989 in Diigha.

Baba further emphasizes that humans should never move like pigs, hither
and thither.

Tragically, those involved in group oriented feuds, clannish battles,
and factional struggles are by definition not working in a collective
manner.

NOW IT IS FOR YOU TO DECIDE

Now it is for you the reader decide who is who. We have to take a hard
look at those involved in groupist activities and those fighting for
their group interest instead of universal well-being. We have to see if
they are the cause for why things in AMPS are going against Baba’s
directive of unity and working together.

In samgacchadhvam, in His Ananda Vaniis, in Caryacarya, and in the 1990
oaths – as well as so many other occasions, Baba has highlighted that we
must work together. That is ideal human activity.

By the various actions of groupists, we all have to evaluate if such
persons are following human behavior or something else which Baba has
described above.

You the reader must contemplate this on your own.

SANE PEOPLE CAN RECTIFY THEMSELVES

Some reading this may think that, “Oh my, I am involved in groupist and
separatist activities and therefore I am a _ _ _, or worse.”

However, it is never too late to change one’s approach and embark on
great endeavours.

So those who are sane will realise their mistakes, mend their ways and
engage in collective works for the welfare of humanity from this very
day forward.

None should think they are permanently tied up in the ways of
factionalism. All have the capacity to change and do something which is
beyond the narrow boundary of self and group interest. They can do for
universal well-being.

BABA’S BLESSING

By Baba’s grace, most margiis and field workers are deeply interested in
working collectively for the upliftment of humanity. That is our human
dharma. And by Baba’s grace it will not be long before our Marga society
is a perfect reflection of samgacchadhvam spirit.

Baba says, “You will have to carry the collectivity with you, because
the collectivity is yours. The collectivity is not outside you – your
future is inseparably connected with the collective fortune. You must
take the entire collectivity with you and move towards the sweetest
radiance of the new crimson dawn, beyond the veil of the darkest night.”
(PNS-8)

Namaskar,
Sudhakar

Note: HERE ARE SOME POSTINGS ABOUT UNITY

The first posting below is related with the sound file of the oath Baba
was taking from various margiis and acaryas about working collectively.

http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2008/07/you-are-not-trustworthy.html

http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2008/04/dont-dividekeep-unified.html

http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2009/06/whatever-they-call-it-it-is-ignorance.html

http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2009/11/baba-is-on-my-side.html

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Date: Fri, 15 Jan 2010 12:17:48 -0000
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: Dhya’na: Fearful to Fearless
From: RB_MAURYA@ecectronic…

Baba

“Ba’ndhan chinr’e beriye elum kave keno ke ja’ne…” (PS 3526)

Purport:

Baba, by Your grace You have done everything. You have shattered all my
bondages, brought me out of that magical net of maya, and lifted me up onto
Your divine lap. Amazingly, You released me from the otherwise
insurmountable grip of maya. Baba, it is impossible for me to understand
exactly how You did it. But by Your grace, You have smashed all the
bondages and brought me out. You graced me and attracted my entire mental
flow towards You so I did not get pulled towards the magical allurement of
avidya maya. Baba this is Your causeless grace on me. How it happened I do
not know– but now, by Your infinite compassion I am in Your eternal shelter.

Baba, the moment You brought me under Your shelter and made me deeply
attracted towards You, then from that very time You became my everything.
After that no longer did I did pay heed to any obstacles– or any crude
worldly attraction. Instead by Your grace I moved swiftly towards You. By
seeing this situation, some concluded that I was imbalanced, mad, and
crazy. In their own way they tried to pull me back into their negative way
of living. But by Your divine attraction I did not pay any heed to their
call; nor did I get affected by the useless comments of those ignorant
people. Baba, by Your grace now I am safe under Your shelter.

Baba, by Your Supreme direction You have taught me what is important in
this life. By Your fathomless grace, You changed my mind: by Your grace You
have made me a member of Hari Pari Mandal*. You graced me and showed me
how to offer my entire unit being at Your alter. In this magnificent
display, You brought me under Your divine shelter and I got You. Baba, by
Your grace, You made all those crude desires drift away from my mind and by
Your grace now I am blissfully floating in the high tide of Your eternal
form of divinity. Baba, each second of my life is like a divine oblation–
giving the flowers of my heart and mind. Each and every moment I am
offering everything to You in the form of Guru Puja. Baba, by Your grace my
whole existence surrenders at Your lotus feet…

* Hari Pari Mandal= Literally means ‘circle of devotees’. In the deeper
sense it is that highly devotional state of mind where all one’s longing
and desires are racing towards His Supreme Self, towards Baba. When by His
grace one has accepted Parama Purusa as the only Goal of their life then
each and everything they do is done to please Him. In that blissful
atmosphere, the bhakta is just closely revolving around His Cosmic
Nucleus– not at all distracted by anything else in this created universe.
So when one is in that deeply devotional flow of Hari Pari Mandal by Baba’s
grace they are totally ensconced in Him and moving in His divine flow.

== DHYA’NA: FEARFUL TO FEARLESS ==

Namaskar,
In many places Baba guides us that that dhya’na is our highest practice
which has no comparison.

Baba says, “Dhyana is the unbroken flow of the mind-stuff, or citta, in one
continuous stream, like the flow of oil, where all the propensities of the
mind are fixed on the Goal.” (CC-1, pg 11)

Baba says, “Dhya’na yoga which elevates human beings through constant
self-analysis, obliterates the very existence of the non-spiritual, and
expedites one’s elevation into the supreme spiritual stance.” (MVNS, p.92-3)

By these sadhana teachings it is clear that dhya’na is that distinct
practice which leads us unto Him.

FEARFUL LOVE TO FEARLESS LOVE

In this following passage Baba vividly tells us that sadhana– dhya’na- is
the process of yojana’t– whereby we move from the stage of fearful love to
fearless love for Him.

Baba says, “Yojana means unicity with Him. The final goal of a Sa’dhaka is
to become one with Him….The spirit of sa’dhana’ is to get oneself unified
with the hub of this universal wheel, not united but unified.”

“Now this sa’dhana’ which is sa’dhana’ for complete merger, for
unification, starts with fearful love. Love must be there. Unless and until
there is love, there can not be unification. So love must be there but it
starts with fearful love and ends in fearless love : and the space between
fearful love and fearless love is the space of sa’dhana’. What is
sa’dhana’? Sadhana’ is transformation of fearful love into fearless love.”

“When this attraction is for any non-integral entity, or for any small
entity this is called ka’ma. When that attraction is for that integral
entity, and the integral entity is only one and that one is Parama Purus’a
— it is called Prema.”

“Yojana’t starts with fearful love and ends in fearless love and the
process of transformation of fearful love into fearless love is called
sa’dhana’ (Intuitional Practice).”

“Sa’dhana’ starts with fearful love:..One name of God is Bhiis’an’a because
everybody is afraid of Him. Everybody starts their sa’dhana’ with fearful
love but that sa’dhana’ ends in fearless love -because unless and until one
becomes fearless one cannot become one with Him.” (SS-18; Salem, Madras,
D.M.C. 9-12-64)

Namaskar,
Rambabu

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For those who are soon-to-be mother:

Parama Purusa BABA says, “Foods which are highly acidic, such as acidic
citrus fruits, overripe pineapples, overripe jam, cottonseed flour and
spicy pickles, should be carefully avoided as they may harm the fetus.”
(SC-20)

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