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Date: 28 Feb 2010 09:16:29 -0000
From: “Gurucharan Yadav”
To: AM-GLOBAL
Subject: Coming March 5th: Dadhiici Divas

Baba

“Tumi esechile, mrdu hesechile sudha’ d’ele…” – P.S. 2309

Purport:

Baba, You came and smiled softly and graced me with the showering of
Your divine nectar. Unfortunately, that time I was just engrossed in my own
lustful and crude attachments; I was oblivious of Your divine presence.
Neither did I turn around to look towards You; nor did I talk with You.
That was my pitiful condition.

Baba, keeping my room bolted shut, in that isolated state I was just
secretly involved in thinking about my own greatness. In that crude state
of mind I was constantly hankering for more and more prestige– for more
name and fame. Baba, I was sitting on the shore of the black river* only
involved in my own crude, selfish, and egoistic thoughts.

O’ my dearest One, I did not look towards so You left– but even then
You graced me with Your abundant love. Baba, You are so gracious. In spite
of my not caring about Your arrival because my mind was so crude, even then
You showered so much grace that the whole world is dancing ceaselessly in
Your divine love. Baba, the colorful flowers are ensconced & swaying in
Your loving vibration and they have started blossoming uncontrollably. It
is Your causeless grace.

O’ Baba, You are so magnificent & gracious; You have come and blessed me
with Your divine love– You have saturated my whole existence. Baba, You
are grace personified…

ASTERISK NOTES:

* ‘Shore of the black river’ [krs’n’a’ nadiir ku’le]= This represents that
dark, negative, or degenerated state of mind where one’s mind is dominated
by all kinds of crude thoughts and desires. Thus when the mind is very low
and one is just hankering for prestige, and singing about their own glory,
and they want that others should praise them;– Such persons are
degenerated. Their mind is in the lower kosa. And they do not want to
listen to anything other than the tales of their own greatness. This is
what it means by sitting by the shore of the black river.

== UP & COMING EVENT: DADHIICI DIVAS ==

WHY ONLY 5TH MARCH IS DADHIICI DIVAS

Namaskar,
The day of Dadhiici Divas is soon approaching. And this celebrated day of
Dadhiici Divas– March 5– holds special significance as dharmic sadhakas
laid down their lives for the great cause of ideology. Hence this is an
occasion to honor those who sacrificed themselves and also a time to
remember the unprecedented dedication it took to build up and establish AM
ideology.

Of course now things are going on differently, but prior to ’90 many great
deeds and works were going on regularly. So we should recount those
sacrifices done for sake of ideology and take up the vow that once again we
should protect and propagate this grand AM ideology.

DADHIICI DIVAS IS ONLY CELEBRATED ON ONE DAY

Initially Dadhiici Divas was declared in memory of those great souls who
lost their lives in that tragic incident of 5 March 1967. And then are more
struggles ensued and dedicated sadhakas sacrificed their lives for the
ideology. So Baba created the system and gave idea that this day of March 5
will be the one single day to remember & honour all those who sacrificed
their existence for the great call of dharma– AM ideology.

Initially the observation of Dadhiici Divas began with the historical
sacrifice of 5 March 1967. Wherein some dedicated workers and margiis were
tragically and brutally murdered in a barbarous attack by the Communist
Party (West Bengal). It happened in Ananda Nagar; and since then this day
is held in their honour. Yet over time Dadhiici Divas has become the day
which marks the occasion to remember when any and all Margiis and WTs
sacrificed their life for the great cause of AM ideology, i.e Bhagavad
Dharma– irrespective of which date and in which particular manner lives
were actually sacrificed. Only one day is fixed to honor those whoc gave
their life for the ideals of AM. And that is day Dadhiici Divas, 5 March.

THE DETAILS OF THAT FATEFUL DAY

Here is a more in-depth look back at the events which transpired on that
fateful days of 5 March 1967 as well as the events leading up to it.
As is commonly known our Ananda Nagar was first started on over 1000 acres
dusty land in Baglata, Purulia Dst West Bengal in 1964. And that time so
many beautiful projects and programmes were started to materialise Baba’s
vision. From primary schools to a college, and medical clinic, children’s
home, etc. Many great projects were going one.

But by 1967 serious resistance started to come from the nefarious communist
party– CPI(M). Those days the CPI controlled the entire local Purulia area
and they and a wicked grip on the West Bengal Govt by having many high
positions.

So now we can see how the tensions were mounting those days.

Because on the one hand due to selfless service by our Marga wholetimers in
& around Ananda Nagar, the local people/ villagers were getting benefited
and were coming close. And the villagers began to see how the CPI was
exploiting them.

In reaction, the CPI(M) began to instigate local movements to conspire
against AM. To that end, members inspired & supported local BDO Ashok
Chakravarty against our AN Ashram. Then in Aug 1966 this BDO came to our
Ashram saying he wanted to be member of the controlling body of our AM
Degree College.

When it was explained to him that unfortunately he did not meet our
Ashram’s regulations for such position, then he became quite furious and
irate. Then to counter-attack and get revenge he returned in Feb 1967
demanding for our Marga to support the local communist candidate in the
General Elections. Of course our WT & Margii brothers and sisters humbly
explained about our socio-spiritual approach and that we do not support any
political party, per se. In that circumstance this negative BDO was
determined for revenge.

And not only that but he was goaded on and supported by the CPI(M). And an
intensive campaign started to defame AM among Purulia locals. And one
serious plot was hatched to attack our Ananda Nagar Ashram. No doubt local
people had developed good relations with our Ashram due to the different
service projects. But communist workers worked hard to undermine that.
And together with the BDO they sabotaged our relation with the villager
through numerous underhanded and grotesque scene.

For example the communists and the BDO secretly slaughtered many cows and
stealthily spread those remains around the villages in the middle of the
night. And they told and spread the roomers that the Ananda Marg Ashramites
were responsible for the nefarious work. Of course in that case Hindus were
furious since they worship the cow as goddess. And the CPI(M) told the
Muslim villagers that the AM sadhus had been driven out of Pakistan and
settled in Purulia with deep hatred toward Muslims, and that they would
surely be stealing all their land.

So after drumming up sufficient nasty hatred among villagers, the CPI & BDO
held onerous another meeting in Susundi village on March 3rd 1967. And made
all the Hindus and Muslims present that day to swear by oath on Mahabarata
and Koran books to remove these AM sadhus by any means, to include murder.

And fifth March was decided to be the day to carry out their dark plot. It
was known by all including AN Ashram residents, all Purulia gov’t and
police officials and West Bengal gov’t that the event was planned.

Certainly Ananda Marg Sannyasis appealed to both the Purulia gov’t and to
police multiple times for protection and security from oncoming doom. But
all of those appeals were ignored. And just one skeletal, paltry force of
police was assigned to the ashram grounds. That was the night of March 4th
but it was all done only to make a show etc. Proof being that by three
o’clock in the morning of 5th March Ananda Nagar was declared as being safe
by chief of police. So he left to go back to Purulia, leaving behind only
small show of around thirty men.

But that too was only in show, as in morning when attack came, not one
policeman raised his hand. And that terrible day of 5 March 1967, thousands
of armed villagers arrived on the scene goaded by the hatred inculcated by
CPI workers. And in that fury the villages swept through our Ananda Nagar
ashram, destroying everything in sight.

On their horror-stricken path hundreds of AM residents were seriously
wounded and five were struck dead with mortal wounds. And not just killed,
but butchered & mauled. Among those victims who fought bravely to defend
Ananda Nagar & AM way of life were Dadas Abhedananda and Sachidananda.

CELEBRATION OF THE DAY

Altogether, 5th March 1967 is a day never to be forgotten in Ananda Marga
history. A day to recognise those who died for the highest goal.

And not just that day but in 1969 and up through the terrible murder of 18
Avadhutas in broad day-light in the early 80’s, and after that also– all
such persons who sacrificed for the special cause of AM ideology are
honourably called as Dadhiicis. And March 5 is in their memory as well.

In this way, Dadhiici Divas is known as a day of great dedication and
sacrifice for the high ideal of AM ideology.

HOW THINGS HAVE CHANGED

Thus in the past, prior to ’90, so many great things were done with much
heart-felt dedication for the establishment of our universal AM mission.

Unfortunately nowadays group leaders are moving in a totally different
flow, as they just remain engaged in various divisive misdeeds. And with
their greed and selfishness they are breaking everything– just making
their own cakes– and not at all reflecting the spirit of AM.

By the way these self-centered people are chasing after the power, they
will never get the divine grace of Baba. Because their groupist and crude
ways are not according to dharma.

BABA’S ETERNAL GUIDELINES

So we should not follow any group but just adhere strictly to Baba’s
dharmic codes and teachings and establish the AM ideology.

Baba says, “The unity of A’nanda Ma’rgiis should not be allowed to be
jeopardised for any reason. Unity should be maintained even at the risk of
your life.” (CC, part II, ‘Society’ chapter, point #13)

Baba says, “Fight for your Ideology. Be one with your Ideology. Live for
your Ideology. Die for your ideology.” (Ananda Vanii #14)

Baba says, “Life represents Ideology. Life should be sacrificed for the
Ideology.” (Ananda Vanii #15)

Namaskar,
Gurucharan

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One Should Assess Oneself on the Following

Baba says, “When human beings feel that, ‘Parama Purusa is my
everything’, then that is called as sharan (shelter). No being can come
under the sharan (shelter) of two different Entities. So what is the
meaning of Sharanagati (surrender)? When living beings give up their
‘I-feeling’ by withdrawing the mind from any other object and completely
adopt the feeling that Parama Purusa alone is my everything.”
“Up to the time when any person is thinking that they are working with
their own strength, then we should understand that the feeling of
sharanagati has not yet come in them. And when human beings think that, ‘I
am doing the work only with His strength’, it means the feeling of
sharanagati has come in their mind. So when living beings start thinking
that, ‘Whatever work I am doing, I am doing with His strength’, then they
have the feeling of sharanagati.” (General Darshan, Patna DMC, 1970, [from
audio tape])
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