Archive for March 22nd, 2010

From: “Alex Hufnagel”
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: A’nanda Ma’rga Amar Hai
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2010 13:44:18 +0000


“E kii prahelika’ e kii kuhelika’…” P.S. 1769


Baba, what is this liila You are making, what is this dilemma. O’ my
Lord, I know that You are everywhere, but even then my heart is dry.
I am surrounded with frustration– by this fog of hopelessness. No doubt,
You are remaining with me, but You did not allow me hold You. Even then,
by Your grace, his much I do know– that You love me. Just I do not feel
that in my heart at present. Baba, Your divine effulgence is lost in the
oblivion. The resonating melody of the viina is filled with the tears of
my life. Baba, please come in my life and remove all my bondages. Please
remove all my blackness, impurities, and dogma, whatever I have. Baba I
love You. And this much I also know– That you also love me. O’ my Lord,
please look towards me. I have offered my everything at Your lotus feet.
Please do not leave me remaining crying in darkness. Baba, please come
in my heart, in my mind, with Your sweet smile. Baba, only You are my


In this trying, if not difficult, period in our Ananda Marga history,
some may be wondering how AM is even going to survive. There is groupism
and infighting on every corner, dogmas have been imposed left and right,
and so much nonsense is going on. In that view, some may be
contemplating, ‘Where is the daylight, how is our Marga ever going to
make it– it just does not seem possible’. These murky thoughts might
enter the mind.

However, we should be fully assured that our path of Ananda Marga is
immortal and it is going to flourish on this planet and across the
universe, wherever humans go. Because AM satisfies human dharma. That is
Baba’s special formula, as well as the hidden reason why our Marga will
not only survive, but verily thrive.


As we know from sutra 2-5 of Ananda Sutram, within each human being is
the thirst for limitlessness. Everyone is eager and hungry to find
eternal happiness & peace. To that end, humans do so many things and run
after so many crude enjoyments: Money, materialism, sex, power, etc. All
done in order to find happiness. But just because they are temporarily
involved in those things does not mean they are truly satisfied.

Rather, they are just like small babies who are hungry– teething and
chewing on anything they can find: Sticks, plastic, cardboard, etc. But
that baby will not be satisfied until it gets mother’s milk.

Likewise, humans are involved in various material pleasures only because
they have yet to find something better. And still they are searching,
refining their ways. Proof being that now, around the globe, so many
have joined up in various styles of yoga and other healthy ways of
living. People are flocking in this direction and improving themselves.
They are on the move. But even that will not entirely quench their
thirst, because only Ananda Marga is the path of eternal bliss. So their
quest or search will not stop until they find themselves on the path of AM.

Hence Baba’s special formula is the ultimate combination: He has
instilled within human beings an infinite desire and He has given the
path of AM to satiate that innate human yearning for eternal happiness.
Thus each and every human being is on a pre-programmed search to try and
find the path of bliss, Ananda Marga. There is no other destiny.


Now that we are confirmed that every living being has an inborn urge to
find AM, the path of bliss, let’s redirect our attention to the current
scene within AMPS. How is it that we can feel assured that our AMPS will
be able to show the path of AM to all who come.

Before 1990, our Marga was in a phase of tremendous speed. In a few
decades, Baba unveiled the plan and programs for the entire future of
humanity. No teaching or secret was left untold. He has given everything.

From Master Units to Microvita, each and every day brought a new
revolutionary idea or concept as well as a new plan for our Marga to
implement– then and there, at that moment. Our Marga was moving at
cosmic speed. That was the need of the day in that pre- 1990 period.

As human beings though, we could not keep up. Here’s the proof: Those
days we were busy printing and preaching the gospel of our AM books like
‘Neo-humanism: Liberation of Intellect’, and then just a few years later
our entire Marga was sunk in groupism, not floating in neo-humanism.

Why? Because in that pre-1990 period, we could not digest all of Baba’s
teachings, like neo-humanism. It was a period of speed to roll out more
and more new works, all done at a pace faster than the human mind could
assimilate everything.

It is just like if someone goes to the university bookstore and
purchases all the needed books to get a PhD in quantum physics. Buying
those books alone does not make automatically worthy or qualified to
have a doctorate degree. Rather it will take years and years of study
assimilate the requisite knowledge to earn that PhD.

Same then is the case with our Ananda Marga. Just because some Dadas
were taking dictation about AM ideals does mean they were established
sadvipras. Rather it takes time to instill all those ideas within one’s


In our period of speed prior to 1990, it was extremely rare for anyone
to be able to assimilate the real essence of what Baba was saying and
doing. And there are so many proofs of this.

Baba was telling that He was that eternal entity yet then some Dadas
created the dogmatic Mahaprayan function saying that Baba is gone. In
that case who can claim that those Dadas really understood that Baba is
infinite and timeless.

And that is the case with so many things. Our acaryas are meant to be
sadvipras yet so many of them are involved in tragic, scandalous affairs.
Plus Baba has given Prout, yet some in our Marga are selling our MU
lands in order to make a personal profit. In various directions,
countless nonsense things are going on: All of which points in the
direction that in the period of tremendous speed up till 1990, we could
not assimilate all of Baba’s teachings.

Rather our Marga was more involved in propagating Baba’s miracles– but
that alone is not enough. The world and its religions are already full
of tales of miracles, so people are not enticed by that. Whereas the
world is totally bereft of a rational philosophy. Hence, the need of the
day is for us to understand and emulate Baba’s teachings, then everyone
will come running in our direction. But up until 1990 it was not
possible for us to do so.

Again then we come to the point, ‘OK then where is the optimism’, where
is the proof that our Marga is moving ahead, in the right direction.


Since 1990, our Marga has been in a period of pause. The phase of speed
finished. So since 1990 the learning or the assimilation of AM ideology
has been going on– successfully so.

Prior to 1990, we had no real idea of what groupism was nor did we know
the harm it could do. But now we know, and verily we are step by step
pulling our Marga out of the mire of groupism. We are all studying and
doing sadhana in order to rise above any groupist sentiment.

And this is the case with so many aspects of Ananda Marga ideology. We
are learning what it means to have the eternal Brahma as the Guru, that
is why so many have left the dogma of Mahaprayan. And indeed so many
dogmas have been left behind: Tiirthas, memorials, false printing of
Baba’s books, and so many things.

In short, everyone in AM is now learning AM ideology. Because now–
since 1990– we have had the time to think, reflect, and experiment. So
it is that with each and every passing day we better adhere to Baba’s
teachings and spread His ideals via our conduct, discussions, and
actions. Everything is getting better– that is, our Marga is righting
itself on the path of ideology.


Thus, it is all going extremely well. Already Baba has instilled within
everyone the inherent & infinite desire to become great, i.e. to
experience eternal peace. Plus, He has given the path of AM, which is
the only real avenue for experiencing infinite bliss. And furthermore,
He has put our Marga in a period of pause, so we may best assimilate and
understand His teachings. For all these reasons, we can sincerely know,
‘Ananda Marga Amar Hai’, Ananda Marga is immortal.

We are now no longer thinking that just because we came into AM that we
are therefore sadvipras. That is how it was prior to 90. Dadas and
others thought that simply because they were in AM, then therefore they
had the birthright to rule the world. Hence the building of the Prout
Palace to entertain the world’s leaders. Those days, Dadas were just
waiting for their coronation as Kings of this earth.

But now that silly dream is over. Now everyone understands that being in
AM means that we must personify Baba’s teachings in thought, word, and
deed. So everyone is studying, learning, and competing to be better
informed about our AM way of life.

That is what the period of pause is all about and that is what has been
going on since 1990. Hence it is with each and every passing day that we
are coming more in line with our AM ideology.

And by this way humans will carry Baba’s teachings of Ananda Marga
forever and ever.

That is why there is a grand feeling of optimism percolating within our
Marga. Not all our problems are solved yet, but one by one they are
being eliminated as we hold onto and implement Baba’s teachings, by His


By Baba’s grace the whole situation is complete. Human beings have
infinite desires; only AM is that path of eternal bliss that can quench
the human thirst to achieve limitlessness. And, in this period of pause,
we are all becoming the worthy media for bringing AM teachings to the

Baba says, “This speed and pause will continue. Pause means the
gathering of momentum for speed in the subsequent phase. If one closely
watches the effect of speed on a particular community or the entire
humanity, one sees that generally people eulogize the period of speed.
However, we cannot afford to ignore the state of pause, because by
judging what the previous state of pause was like, we can discern the
speed of the next phase.”

“There are some people who are pessimistic. They say that the society
around us is very bleak, that it has no expression of vitality and that
it seems that everyone is in a deep slumber. Pessimists say this because
they have never made any detailed study of human history, nor do they
care to. Had they done so, they would certainly be optimistic, because
if they had looked carefully at the symptoms of pause, they would have
realized that significant preparations were being made for the
subsequent phase of speed. So under no circumstances should human beings
be pessimistic. That is why I am always an incorrigible optimist,
because I know that optimism is life.” (AFPS_3)



The religions have a sense of god-hood, which is why they still have
followers. Because human beings are not inclined to become atheistic.
But the diminished feeling of god-hood that the religions convey is not
enough to keep their followers. Because people want more than dogma in
their life. They want to realise something Great and be guided by a
flawless philosophy based on rationality. Hence, none of the dogmatic
religions can keep their followers forever. Over time, all will come
into AM.


Parama Purusa BABA says, “In the subtle economic sense, the value of
wealth is the real wealth. Wealth, if not properly defined, may mean
only riches. But the value of wealth is to be measured in terms of its
capacity to purchase commodities. That is, the purchasing capacity of
wealth is its real value. This real value of wealth has not yet been
properly understood in numerical terms by economists.” (Proutist
Economics, p. 269)

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