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Archive for April 24th, 2010

Date: Sat, 24 Apr 2010 22:54:19
To: AM-GLOBAL
From: V.J.K. Rajpurhit
Subject: Do You Know This New Dogma?

Baba

“A’mi toma’y bha’loba’si, ja’na’i kii kare…” (PS 3837)

Purport:

Baba, by Your grace I love You. For me You are everything; I love You
so much. You know my eyes ceaselessly shower tears of love for You.
Baba, please tell me how I can express this feeling of my heart:
That I love You. O’ my dearmost, the love of my heart resonates in
Your heart. By that way You understand. Beyond that I do not have
any words to express my feeling of love towards You.

Baba, You are so gracious. When the new dawn comes then in the crimson
sunrise by Your grace I can see You emanating Your divine effulgence.
Baba, You are so beautiful; You shower Your effulgence everywhere. In
the form of innumerable flowers and also in the fragrance of niipa
blossom, You grace everyone by pouring Your divine sweetness.

Baba, in the eastern crimson horizon through the sweet, gentle breeze,
You tenderly call me and graciously embrace me in Your bosom. Baba,
in the auspicious and charming moment of the colourful evening sunset, with
Your infinite love You always radiate Your sweet smile. That very time
You reassuringly tell me again and again that, ‘Now is the time for you
to take rest, tomorrow I will come calling for You’. These are the sweet
words You whisper to me in that divine moment. Baba You are so gracious
You are always with me. Baba, Your charming and gracious tales and love
stories always float throughout this entire universe and also in my
mind, in my heart.

Baba, You are my everything; I love You so much…

Note: Baba says love (prema) is not unilateral or one-sided. Rather when
the devotee loves Parama Purusa, the Parama Purusa loves the bhakta–
whether any response comes from Parama Purusa or not. The inner equation
is that Because Parama Purusa loves the devotee so much, that is why the
devotee also loves Parama Purusa. Divine love or prema is always
mutual– not unilateral. In so many discourses Baba has revealed this
fact about the inner secret of love between devotee and Parama Purusa.
Here we should remember that prema means divine love– not attachment
(ks’ama) for worldly things etc. And it is specifically in this
devotional relation between bhakta and Bhagawan where love is always
mutual and never one sided.

Baba says, “Human beings love Parama Purus’a and He loves human beings:
this love is always mutual, not unilateral.” (SS-11, ‘What is the Way’)

Baba says, “The desire in your mind to meet God is only born when He is
inclined towards you. It is the result of His desire to meet you. Your
meeting with God is not a unilateral affair, it is a mutual thing.”
(AV-23, p.123)

== DO YOU KNOW THIS NEW DOGMA ==

Namaskar,
Unfortunately, a disturbing trend has been in vogue at one group’s DMS
gatherings the past few years, if not longer.

One might think that some typical groupist power ploy is being done, but
actually the situation is worse than that. It is really quite serious.
Even the other factions have not stooped this low.

We should all be aware and ready to unitedly solve the problem.

OURS IS A UNIVERSAL MISSION

As we know, ours is a universal mission. Baba’s teachings are for all.
It is not that some of Baba’s teachings apply to one segment of the
population and other teachings are for another.

Baba’s entire AM ideology is meant to be shared with all, irrespective
of race, creed, gender, nationality etc.

But at one DMS program it is not happening that way.

ONGOING DOGMA AT JAMALPUR DMS

The ongoing scene at Jamalpur DMS is that they are only singing those
few Prabhat Samgiita that were written in Angika language. That means
the Ranchi group leaders are only willing to allow the 5 or 8 Angika
songs to be sung at this DMS – because Angika is the native tongue to
Jamalpur.

Here let me say that I personally love the Angika language and regularly
sing those Prabhat Samgiita compilations that were written in Angika.

Yet, as we all know, in total, Baba has composed 5,018 songs that cover
the entire gamut of human consciousness and realisation, as well as all
aspects of nature and social occasions. All songs are to be sung by all
– they are not to be divided or rejected due to one’s language group etc.

Tragically, though, that is what is being done at this DMS function.

The ramifications of this policy are quite extreme and we will examine
that. First, however we should consult Baba’s divine teachings on language.

SIX STAGES OF EXPRESSION

In His discourse, Human Society Is One and Indivisible – 3, Baba neatly
outlines the six stages of expression and shows how all languages have
the same origin.

Baba says, “There are six stages to the expression of language: para’,
pashyantii, madhya’ma’, dyotama’na’, vaekharii and shrutigocara’.” (NHNS-2)

Then Baba goes on to explain how from the muladhara cakra to the anahata
cakra, every language is the same. From (1) the seed of an idea to (2)
the sprouting of an idea to (3) the picture of an idea and the urge to
speak and (4) to the initial vibration, this process is the same
regardless of the language group.

Or think of it this way. Let’s say two persons speak different languages
and both are thirsty. Then they will both have the same idea of thirst.
They will have the same feeling of wanting to drink something. They will
both cultivate the image of water in their mind. And they will both
desire to express the idea that I am thirsty. All that is the same. Only
their vocal presentation or wording will differ.

Baba says, ‘Para’ shakti, the seed of all expression, lies in the
muladhara cakra, but the seed is not transformed into language. It is
just the seed of the idea. This is called para’ in Sam’skrta.
Pashyantii, the stage where the seed of the idea sprouts, lies in the
next higher cakra, that is the svadis’tha’na. In the next stage,
madhya’ma’, the idea is consolidated to give a picture to it. That is to
say, people visualise the form of the idea they want to convey. In the
man’ipura cakra there is an urge to transform the idea into sound
form…In the next stage, that is dyotama’na’, the idea acquires the
form of language. Dyotama’na’ means vibrational. In this stage there is
some vibrational expression but the exact word is not formed. In the
fifth stage, when the vibration reaches the vocal cord, the idea gets
transformed into language. This is vaekharii shakti or the
transformation of ideas into language. The last stage is called
shrutigocara’ and occurs when the word gets vocalized with the help of
the tongue.” (NHNS-2)

Baba says, ,”In all languages para’, pashyantii, madhya’ma’ and
dyotama’na’ are uniform. Only in the fifth and sixth stages is the
expression different.” (NHNS-2)

For more details read the book.

Or another way is that if you do not understand what Baba is saying then
here is the idea: If two persons speak different languages yet both are
thirsty then they will both have the same idea, feeling, and image of
water – only their wording is different. Because all languages share the
same source.

By this entire science, it is quite clear that language is just the
outer layer of human expression. Before any word is spoken or sung,
there is a great universal process going on. That is why we appreciate
all languages, only superficial distinctions exist from one language to
the next. Their inner feeling is the same.

To divide or reject Baba’s teachings based on which language He spoke is
not our way. As His disciples we are universally embracing the idea of
His teachings, not selecting or rejecting them on the basis of language.

To only sing 5 or 8 songs from His Prabhat Samgiita collection and
reject all others because of their language is to miss out on Baba’s
great gift to humanity as well as His personal instructions to you as a
sadhaka.

As His disciples, we should be eager to learn and sing all of Baba’s
Prabhat Samgiita. Each song carries a special idea and teaching for a
sadhaka’s social and spiritual development.

And indeed there is a wide array of songs: Melancholic, special
occasions, dhyana, neo-humanism, change of seasons, Prout, social
consciousness, fighting dogma, creation theory or sristi cakra, Ananda
Purnima, mysticism, dance, music, art, and so much more. The lists goes
on and on.

The limited number of songs written in Angika do not carry all these
teachings. The Prabhat Samgiita in Angika do not represent every
occasions and realisation.

Thus to choose songs based on the language in which they were written is
nothing but narrow-minded and short-sighted.

The only question that does arise is this: Why were most songs in Baba’s
Prabhat Samgiita collection written in Bangla? The answer is that He
wants to teach us that the language in which He most frequently spoke
should be used for poetry and similar forms of expression.

ALL LANGUAGES ARE THE SAME

Here Baba outrightly proclaims that all the 7,500 languages on this
earth are His language and hence we are to embrace them all. Baba
furthermore condemns the idea of dividing humanity or His teachings due
to language.

Baba says, “One should remember that all languages are the languages of
Parama Purus’a. I may master perhaps one, two, three or maybe 100 or 300
of these languages, but it does not mean that the languages I do not
know are not the languages of Parama Purus’a. Hence, it is absurd to
divide humanity on the basis of language.” (AFPS-3)

However, because of their narrow-mindedness, one group is outrightly
rejecting Baba’s divine gift for humanity by not allowing the vast gamut
of Baba’s Prabhat Samgiita compositions to be sung at DMS.

Or how else can we describe the situation.

HORRIBLE RAMIFICATIONS

Here is one way of putting things into perspective.

Baba’s divine composition contain golden nuggets of teachings and
devotional expression. Every sadhaka should become versed in all the
songs to get the benefit.

To only learn certain songs based on language is just plain silly and
short-sighted. In that case Spanish speaking margiis would not sing any
Prabhat Samgiita since none were written in Spanish – that is the
message the Ranchi teams is perpetuating. Those groupists only think for
their own group interests and do not realise how they are harming the
society at large.

If we were to apply their silly formula to other facets of AM ideology
it would look something like this.

Those margiis in Athens, Greece, would only follow one or two of Baba’s
discourses and reject the rest of Baba’s teachings because only 1 or 2
discourses were delivered in Athens.

Likewise those in Caracas (Venezuela) or Kaohsiung (Taiwan) would only
adhere to those discourses delivered in their areas. Thus they would be
bereft of Sixteen Points, yama and niyama, and thousands of other
eternal teachings.

And those in Suva sector would outrightly reject all of Baba’s
discourses since He he did not deliver any discourses in Australia or
New Zealand. In that case, those margiis might decide to only follow
those teachings of Baba which they got in their dream.

Those grouipists are giving this teaching and lesson to others and I am
afraid others may do like this.

Indeed some misguided jinanis have already twisted The Supreme Command
and soon others may translated their ista mantra or Baba Nam Kevalam.

That is the dogmatic message that Ranchi is sending around the globe by
their actions at the Jamalpur DMS gathering.

Such is the sheer silliness of those in Ranchi who are essentially
banning more than 5000 Prabhat Samgiita songs from the Jamalpur DMS. B
group has done many wrongs and violated countless dharmic codes, but at
least on this point, the Tiljala team welcomes all of Baba’s divine
Prabhat Samgiita songs – all are sung at gatherings in Kolkata. Or at
least, it always was like that. If anyone has different information then
let me know.

BABA’S EXAMPLE OF DMC

Let us remember that when Baba held DMC in Rajasthan, Bombay, Fiesh, or
in any area then the DMC logistical announcements were in the local
language primarily, but on the dharmic front, the vast array of Prabhat
Samgiita were all sung, regardless of the language. On this point Baba
did not compromise.

Likewise, samgacchadhvam and all chants were done in their original
language as well. Those things were not omitted or translated because of
where the DMC was held.

Today’s DMS programs should reflect this same universal quality. That is
what Baba wants – we should follow His example. It is not that only
Angika Prabhat Samgiita should be sung in Jamalpur or that Guru Puja
should be chanted in English at DMS in NY Sector.

DMS is a mix of people from all over the globe and all should be welcome
and allowed to experience the universal spirit of Baba’s teachings. No
groupist dogma should limit the expression of our DMS programs.

BABA’S BLESSING

By Baba’s grace, He has blessed us with a vast array of universal
teachings, including Prabhat Samgiita. All margiis are to raise their
voice against the dogmatic scene at the Jamalpur DMS program.

We should remember that it is very easy to implement dogma. Those
egotistical groupists who do not know what Baba wants often invent and
impose their own dogma. That is what is happening at the Jamalpur DMS
program.

But we should not allow it to continue.

We should follow Baba’s teachings that all languages are our language
and we should sing all His Prabhat Samgiita songs at our AM functions,
irregardless of the language in which they were composed.

Baba says, “The human race has numerous languages. Each language is our
language, the language of all of us. In this context sentiments such as,
“My language; your language” or, “Indigenous language; foreign language”
are extremely defective. Only this much can be said: that we have many
languages, but I can express myself in one or more than one language
among them.” (POD #20)

Namaskar,
Vidyasagar

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Cause of Degeneration

Baba says, “Very often people become victims of disappointment for the sole
reason that they forget their goal of life. If they look towards their goal,
then their disappointments and frustrations will cease…The
tragedy is that in their foolish effort to walk alone, people often
stumble and fall down.” (SS-12, p.5)

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