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Archive for April 6th, 2010

Date: Tue 6 Apr 2010 05:45:27
To: AM-GLOBAL
Subject: Plight of Floating Intellectual Laborers
From: “Ishvara”

Baba

“Toma’y a’ma’y gopan dekha’ habe priya maner kon’e…” (P.S. 2129)

Purport:

Baba, my dearmost, our intimate talk, our sharing of the heart,
will happen in the remote corner of my mind where I will see You.
Nobody will know and nobody will see– and also nobody will understand
the divine play going on in my mind.

Baba, by Your grace You will arrive in my heart with the softness of
flowers. Surrounded by garlands, You will sit. In the sweet atmosphere of
that moon-lit night we will be together in the madhuban (abode of nectar)
of my mind.

O’ my dearmost Baba, Whatever I understand of You and whatever I know
of You, with my thought and with the language it cannot be grasped.
You are transcendental; You are beyond the expression of language.
Because of this You please come in my heart secretly.

Baba I will see You in the madhuban of my heart, in the sweet and divinely
intoxicated environment in the recesses of my mind…

PLIGHT AND PITIFUL CONDITION

OF FLOATING INTELLECTUAL LABORERS

Namaskar,
Although capitalism has taken a ‘hit’ in the last 18 months, it
is still ruling the roost and making a crushing impression on
the rest of society. The top vaeshyas have everyone else
completely tied up.

PROOF OF THE HEIGHT OF CAPITALISM

In this present moment, we are witnessing some very clear, tell-tale
signs how this vaeshyan era is marching towards its ugly height.

Now all around the globe, with the introduction of the floating labor
market, workers– not just ditch-diggers but everyone from computer
engineers to certified accountants– are suffering at the hands of these
top vaeshyas. This is the latest global trend that is happening which
squeezes even the intelligentsia to the very bone.

Yet enamoured by the vaeshyan supremacy, these intellectual workers are
mostly unaware of their own sorrowful condition. Rather they feel proud
to be foot-soldiers in the capitalist army.

As Margiis and Proutists it is our duty to understand this latest
development so we can educate the masses and help advance the social cycle.

HOW VAESHYAS NORMALLY BEHAVE

Now we are not living in normal times, as the vaeshyan exploitation is
reaching its height.

However, normally, the ruling capitalists understand that they
themselves live off the sweat of their workers. This much sense, reason,
and understanding such vaeshyas have– in normal times. So even though
they are dominated by greed, these capitalists do not want to break the
backbone of the laborers as they understand that those very laborers are
needed for their own survival.

With that in mind, for much of the vaeshyan era, top capitalists made
life ‘reasonable’ or ‘worth living’ for their designated shudras,
whether they be vipra-minded, ksattriya-minded, or a shudra oriented
shudra. Workers would commonly live with their families, go on
vacations, have decent homes, and be able to afford basic amenities with
a normal type of work week. Plus, to further satisfy and placate such
shudras, all kinds of labor laws were enacted to ensure the safety and
well-being of the workers.

In this manner, the vaeshyas would rule, and the mass of shudras could
comfortably survive.

But we are no longer living in normal conditions; this is no longer the
normal vaeshyan era. Things have become extreme.

Because when the cunning vipran intellect and greedy vaeshyan mind merge
into one, then those top ruling vaeshyas lose all their sense in their
rampant race to exploit others. The outcome is a devilish mind known as
a vipra-minded vaeshya or pseudo-vaeshya. This new breed of vaeshya is
ruthless in the pursuit of money and wealth and they revise the system
according to their desires. During such times, we see that all the labor
laws get taken away– and a perfect example of this is what has happened
in the US since 1970.

RUTHLESS VAESHYAN EXPLOITATION

In order to get maximum benefit of the labor market such vipra-minded
vaeshyas invented one new strategy whereby laborers need not get any
benefits of being permanent employees; rather, these vaeshyas will just
temporarily drag laborers from afar, thereby eliminating the need for a
permanent labor force.

In various countries, this becomes manifest in the form of a temporary
labor visa program. In that case, laborers, including engineers and
doctors, will come for a limited time and work and then get shipped back
to their country of origin when their skills are no longer needed.

Here the point is that the captialists can just spit out such laborers
when they are no longer needed.

Furthermore, this strategy has two parts: Either the industry itself is
shifted to poor countries or laborers are brought from neighboring
countries.

So that is their latest trick– i.e. the floating labor market.

Now, due to their extreme greed, the vaeshyas have gone off the deep end
and made things nearly unlivable for everyone, including intellectual
laborers. Because from computer programmers to agricultural workers to
medical doctors, everyone is being sucked dry by the vaeshyan economic
machinery. Such unreasonable greed exhibited by the capitalists points
to the height of the vaeshyan era. That is Baba’s teaching.

Baba says, “The vaeshyas, maddened with excessive greed, lose their
common sense completely and forsake their humanity totally.” (HS-2)

And that is what is going on now. How is this taking place– primarily
with their floating labor market.

Now the vaeshyas have overlooked and disregarded the human needs of
their workers. Now such vaeshyas tear intellectual laborers away from
their families for months at a time using temporary visas, just like as
has been commonly done with manual laborers.

Around 100 to 200 years ago, manual laborers were brought along with
their entire families and fed & sheltered etc.

But now there is no need of such things. Today those vaeshyas just bring
the labor they need for a few months or even weeks, and then they kick
those exploited workers away. Earlier jobs were guaranteed but now there
is no guarantee. Yet all along they are beating the drum and chanting
about ‘the advent of a prosperous world’– where huge wealth is being
generated.

So now with manual laborers, either in Kolkata, New York, or France,
these workers were ripped away from their families and homelands and
forced to live in shanty towns, decrepit buildings, or in tent cities
and work unseemly hours for months a time. It is not uncommon for
laborers from Mexico or Algeria to travel to California or Europe with a
shiny six month Visa and live in a room with 20 other immigrants and
work day and night for these vaeshayas. All the while totally separated
from their spouse and children.

Thus in this early 21st century, vaeshyas have completely lost all
regard for their workers, and no longer does this just apply to factory
employees and farm hands etc. This entire intellectual community has
also been wrapped up in this vaeshyan plot, sparing none at all.

GLOBAL GANG OF VAESHYAS

Because the global gangs of vaeshyas scour the earth in order to
maximize their exploitation. After all, such capitalists think, ‘Why
should I pay a computer programmer in US dollars when I can pay them in
rupees or pesos or yen’.

In consequence, the capitalists exploit the intellectual labor market in
two main ways. Either they will lure engineers from other lands on a
limited visa or they will outsource their work to some “third-world”
nation where they can pay them next to nothing.

Here the point is that gone are the days of health insurance, paid
vacations, holiday time, sick leave etc. Now so many are forced to work
for low wages and they only get paid for the exact minutes they are on
the job. Or really they only get paid for working 8 hours when in fact
they may work 10, or 12, or 14 etc. All because they are outsourced or
work on a contractual basis only.

Or because such engineers or programmers get their Visa to go to the US
due to their relation with a particular corporation and they can only
stay as long as the corporation keeps them in their employ. For that
reason even chemists, computer analysts, and medical professionals, are
forced to be complete tools of the vaeshyas, otherwise they may lose
their work visa and “golden opportunity”.

By such techniques, the ruling vaeshyas get the cheapest engineers or
doctors which they could otherwise find locally.

Through it all, for those exploited workers, there is always the hidden
threat that the vaeshyas will take their work elsewhere– to some place
where they can get even cheaper floating laborers. In the past work was
done in Japan and Hong Kong, and then it switched to places like Taiwan
and eventually to China. And now they are using India and Sri Lanka, and
as the conditions ripen they move on to places like Bangladesh and Burma
etc. This is all already going on.

And indeed so many countries have been tied up in this net as today’s
global gang of vaeshyas literally scour the globe to get their ideal
floating labor force.

So this is how it is mostly working these days and it is only increasing
day by day.

VIPRA-MINDED SHUDRAS & KSATTRIYA MINDED SHUDRAS

ARE UNAWARE

Hence, in this 21st century, all even intellectuals have been reduced to
shudra-minded workers and such shudras are unaware about their own
condition. Rather they revere the top vaeshyas and their dream is to one
day become like them.

So these intellectual shudras are happy to have a job and proudly wear
the name of their corporation on their chest. They are being exploited
to the bone and the owners are making huge money off of their
intellectual talents, yet all along these intellectual workers are quite
pleased with themselves– having become a slave of some vaeshyan
corporation.

That is the unfortunate mentality that is prevalent these days. So even
though the vaeshyan exploitation is nearly at its height, due to
unawareness and blind acceptance by the intellectual shudras, the
vaeshyan era is still in full swing, with no end in sight.

IT IS THE VIPRA-MINDED VAESHYAS WHO ARE RULING ALL

Here Baba describes who these vipra minded vaeshyas or pseudo vaeshyas are.

Baba says, “Some vipras’ economic intellect is awakened while under the
patronage of the economic intellect of the vaeshyas. Such people become
pseudo-vaeshyas, and towards the end of the Vaeshya Age their dominance
of society becomes evident. The vipras’ crooked thinking blends with the
vaeshya-like economic intellect of these pseudo-vaeshyas, but the
pseudo-vaeshyas do not possess any of the good qualities of either the
vaeshyas or the vipras.” (‘Vaeshya Age’)

So the master-minds of today’s corporate era are a bunch of shrewd,
cunning, capitalists who are drowned in both excessive greed and the
ability to deceive.That is whom the shudras of today are up against and that is
why everyone from manuals laborers to the entire intellectual workforce has been c
aught in the net of vaeshyan exploitation.

Even then, the whole event is quite optimistic as this signifies the
near end of the vaeshyan era. The time is not far when ksattriya minded
shudras and vipra minded shudras will awaken and realise their miserable
situation. In that case they will destroy the vaeshyan edifices and
obliterate the sinful castle of capitalism.

Baba says, “So although they [pseudo-vaeshyas] carry on the vaeshya
legacy up to the very end of the Vaeshya Age, they finally fall into
utter disgrace and disrepute.” (HS-2)

MUCH MORE TO SAY

So this is a massive topic a the vaeshyan exploitation has become a
world-wide endeavour as the whole earth is tied up into one global
economy. There are evidences of the vaeshyan exploitation everywhere and
in all lands and all places it is not just the ditch-diggers who are
being exploited, not it has been extended throughout the entire
intellectual and professional arenas to include: Teachers, scientists,
dentists, doctors, writers, professors, researchers etc. All have been
sunk into the role of exploited shudras. In such a scenario there are
endless array of examples and methods of how the top vaeshyas are
exploiting one and all.

WE ARE CLOSE– BUT MASS AWAKENING NEEDED

Even though the vipra-minded vaeshyas and pseudo-vaeshyas have come into
power, for the vaeshyan to truly end there must be an awakening of
consciousness among the exploited masses. Then only will the vaeshyan
era truly be over.

Baba says, “Vaeshyas believe that only a few people can accumulate
material wealth, depriving the rest. Thus there will always be only a
few vaeshyas, while those who are the objects and tools of their
exploitation form the majority…When the majority, unable to tolerate
this exploitation any longer or find any other way out, desperately leap
into action, the Vaeshya Age comes to an end.” (HS-2)

So the day is not far when all the vaeshyas will be rooted out. As the
various shudras unite and turn into viks’ubdha shudras, then only will
the vaeshyan era truly end. And that is what we are going to see any
moment– very soon.

BABA’S BLESSING

By Baba’s grace, He has given us all the teachings of Prout and
Neo-humanism upon which we can build that perfect human society where
there is no exploitation and all can move towards that Cosmic Goal.

Baba says, “O human beings, build the social structure considering the
needs of humanity…look upon every living being of the universe with
sincere feelings of love and compassion.Only then will you realize that
whatever you make, retain or break is generated and controlled by the
Supreme Entity. In that condition you will realize that all your
positive and negative activities are embedded in the all-blissful state.
Through action mixed with devotion and knowledge you will find the
meaning of your life, the supreme treasure of your heart. This treasure
you have unknowingly kept carefully hidden in the golden casket of your
heart. ” (PNS-1)

Namaskar,
Ishvara

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All Are Margiis

Margii means disciple of Shrii Shrii Anandamurtiji irrespective
of family person or dedicated monk. The Supreme Command is a very
important thing. Because of its great importance, Baba has placed
this in the beginning of each and every AM book. And the following
lines of Supreme Command gives the feeling that all the disciples of
Baba irrespective of their dress, are margiis.

(A) “Every Ananda Margii will have to perform sadhana twice a day
invariably; verily is this the command of the Lord.”

(B) “It is the bounden duty of every Ananda Margii to endeavor to
bring all to the path of bliss.”

Obviously these above two quotations are not only for family
disciples of Baba.
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