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From: “Ratan” RSW@STARPOWER…
To: AM-GLOBAL
Subject: Baba’s Special Way
Date: Sun, 25 Apr 2010 21:06:47 -0000

Baba

“Ga’nera jharn’a’ baye ya’ya, bela’ abela’ na’hi ma’ne…” (P.S.#4868)

Purport:

Baba, by Your divine grace the fountain of Prabhat Samgiita songs is
flowing eternally, completely independent of the normal cycle of time. Your
blissful songs flow according to their own schedule, according to their own
routine– not caring about day or night, summer or winter. The divine flow
and sweet melody of Your Prabhat Samgiita songs are dancing on the jagged
path. They lead one towards that vast Cosmic Ocean– towards the fountain
of effulgence, towards You Baba…

== BABA’S SPECIAL WAY ==

Namaskar,
From age to age when Taraka Brahma advents, then He has His own special way
of revealing His message– all depending upon the level of the society.
That is why we see that each Divine Advent reveals a totally new approach
for establishment of His mission: All unveiled in His own unique manner.

BACK IN THE TIME OF LORD KRSNA

When Lord Krsna incarnated then the society was in a different stage of
development. The people were simple and needed to hear things in straight
language. In that environment Lord Krsna openly proclaimed that He is the
Divine Entity– Mahasambhuti– and that He has come for a special purpose.
“Krsna said in the Giita, as well as elsewhere, that all must follow the
path shown by Him.”

Mama vartma’nu…

“‘If people resort to the path that I show they are sure to attain
salvation in the end…I will liberate You’.” (NKS, ’97, p.210)

And in another shloka Lord Krsna has proclaimed:

Paritra’n’a’ya sa’dhu’na’m’…..

“‘I incarnate Myself in this world from age to age for the annihilation of
the wicked and the protection of the virtuous’.” (NKS, Disc 24)

So these divine messages Lord Krsna shared with one and all. And the common
people of those days totally accepted– if not embraced– His call.

BABA’S ADVENT IN THIS MODERN WORLD

Today’s society is distinctly different– the standard is something else.
And this is reflected by Baba’s vastly different approach from Lord
Krsna’s way. Rather than openly declaring His arrival on the public
platform in front of one and all, instead in this complex era Baba has
employed a multitude of ways and techniques for revealing Himself and
putting forth His mission.

ON THE PERSONAL LEVEL….

On the purely personal level when relating intimately through His ota yoga
with one particular sadhaka then Baba reveals Himself in so many ways. He
reveals Himself to devotees in the form of dreams or deep sadhana
experiences. By these ways the sadhaka gets deep intuitional confirmation
of His divine appearance. Or Baba Himself might directly tell about His
Cosmic Dance to one margii in PC. And then to others Baba has discussed in
the natural course of the day that He has come for some mission. Or He
might raise the kundalini of one sadhaka and put them in a high state of
samadhi. Through all these types of personal approaches and through other
various ways Baba has lovingly called devotees near Him and revealed the
fact of His coming.

Otherwise how could people know about the divine Advent of Mahasambhuti.
Without any hint or glimmer of His divine appearance then one unit being
could never fathom that the Great Cosmic Entity has taken human form.

Because when we are only unit beings with limited minds and when He is the
residing Lord of the visible and invisible worlds then how could we fathom
that all of this expressed creation and unexpressed universe resides in the
nucleus of His mind. Without His grace, this is far beyond our conception.
Hence accordingly, He has blessed various aspirants– i.e. Ananda Margiis–
by bring them close to Him.

PINK DRAGONS AND FLYING BUFFALOES:A DIFFERENT APPROACH IN PUBLIC

So while through His ota yoga– yoga of individual association– Baba has
personally awakened the consciousness of sadhakas and revealed His divine
advent to them, in the public sphere His ways of communication were
distinctly different.

For example, when the world came to see Him during the time of Dharma
Samiiksa, then that time in various reportings Baba used to tell that, ‘A
flying camel or a flying buffalo came and told me this news’. So rather
than telling openly that He is that Omniscient, Omnipresent Entity, instead
Baba would use humour and interesting tales to express or point out the truth.

Thus when one person in a lonely place engaged in some negative act and if
that individual never told anyone about this, then to correct that person’s
conduct Baba would say that, ‘One flying pink lizard has told me…’. And
then Baba would expose the fact.

Of course those understanding Baba’s jokes knew that there is no flying
buffalo or flying lizard etc. Just this was Baba’s psychological way of
expressing Himself on the public forum.

Certainly we know Baba is the All-encompassing witnessing Entity and that
nothing transpires in this universe without His awareness. Yet, for various
reasons best known to Him, He chose not to reveal or openly proclaim on the
public forum who He was. Mostly likely because there were various standards
or disciples and members of the society in His audience etc. This is one
possibility.

So the standard of society is different now than during the time of Lord
Krsna’s era. And the proof is that Baba does not reveal everything openly.
Rather He uses jokes like that of the flying buffalo, or some bird, or some
crocodile etc to say what He wants to tell.

Even then His approach is not limited to this.

THIRD WAY– IN THE PHILOSOPHICAL REALM

In the philosophical realm, Baba has used the books “Nama’mi
Krs’n’asundaram” and “Namah Shivaya Shantaya” as a way to project HIS
A’nanda Ma’rga philosophy. So in the name of Lord Shiva and Lord Krsna,
Baba has put forth all His views. In those books He has revealed indirectly
so many philosophical and devotional treasures.

When describing Nandan Vijaina Baba is telling about Lord Krsna’s beauty
and charm.

Apu’rba ta’r cokher ca’oya’….

“His look is unique. The scent of His body is unique. His movement, coming
and going, is unique….” (NKS, ’97, p.225)

So in the above shloka on the philosophical plane it can be said that here
Baba is talking about Lord Krsna. Yet in the practical sphere we all know
that through countless demonstrations Baba has shown that He Himself is the
personification of all those divine beauties and charms. His scent is that
of sweet sandalwood or flowers– and He makes others carry that scent as
well. All these things He has done. So devotees understand that in the
above shloka Baba is indirectly talking about Himself.

And to satisfy those jinanis, He has given these books in such a way that
they studied the books “Nama’mi Krs’n’asundaram” and “Namah Shivaya
Shantaya” as a historical survey or philosophical discussion of Lord Krsna
and Lord Shiva.

But in truth Baba is indirectly telling about Himself and revealing all His
beauties and grandeur and showing how one can get Him etc. That is why
bhaktas just view those two books as the expression of Baba– Lord Shrii
Shrii A’nandamurtiji.

FOURTH WAY: HOW HE HAS TOLD MORE ABOUT HIMSELF

Plus in so many other discourses and books such as in His Ghost stories or
Shabda Cayanika etc, Baba has revealed much about His own personal
experiences and fathomless insights. Because in all these accounts He
regularly comes in contact with ‘one figure of light and shadow’ who
uncovers all kinds of unique truths about this universe. So this is yet
another way that Baba reveals His inner Self. And devotees can easily
understand and feel this truth in their heart; but for jinanis He remains a
mystery.

OVERALL MESSAGE

So by all these ways– and numerous other avenues– we can understand that
through various means Baba is uncovering the divine truth and revealing
Himself and putting forth His AM ideology.

BABA’S SPECIAL RECIPE:JOIN THE MAGICIAN’S PARTY

Here below in His story about those watching a magic act, Baba unveils the
special way for knowing all the precious secrets of that magician.

Baba says, “The magician wants people to witness the display. But what will
the spectators or the intelligent persons amongst the spectators who want
to join the magician’s party, do? They will develop love for the magician
and join the party. After joining the party, each and every secret of the
magic will be known to them.” (AV-2, Discourse #45)

So by watching Him and falling in love with His Supreme Self we can get
everything– all the answers. This is Baba’s guideline.

BABA IS THAT SUPREME MAGICIAN

By Baba’s grace in the following shlokas He colorfully reveals the inner
truth of this vast Cosmic expression and shows how we can attain that
Supreme stance.

Ya evaeka udbhave sambhave ca’.

Baba says, “The Creator of the universe is a Great Magician…All these
magical expressions, magical displays, have their origin in Him. He
expressed Himself in the form of so many magical displays. And it is that
Magician who retains and nourishes the magically created objects; and
finally those objects go back to the inner arena of that Magician.” (AV-2)

Ya etadviduramrta’ste bhavanti’.

“That intelligent spiritual aspirant who comes in close contact with the
Magician by dint of his extreme love for the Magician attains immortality.”
(AV-2)

Namaskar,
Ratan

Note: ONE OTHER SPECIAL TECHNIQUE

In Shabda Cayanika, Baba is also using this series as a way to put forth
the truth about historical events and cultural phenomena that would
otherwise be difficult to prove. But by using the voice of a ghost or a
luminous being, then Baba can effortlessly tell all that He want to say.
And devotees will get the inner truth and know how to apply that in today’s
world. Hence books like Shabda Cayanika are another way of putting forth
difficult to prove facts such that jinanis cannot object or argue and
devotees understand that Baba is revealing 100% truth.

One wonderful example of this is the story about Viresh Vijay in Shabda
Cayanika where Baba tells about the special traits of great
revolutionaries. And there are countless other wonderful depictions where
Baba has beautifully revealed so many grand secrets and solved so many
historical puzzles etc.

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Sadhana Point

Baba says, “Where there is no love, the mind will not run after Him. So
dhya’na also becomes meaningless.”

“Dhya’na is withdrawing the mental propensities from all extroversive
entities, and then collecting those withdrawn mental forces, mental
propensities, and urging them towards the Supreme Entity. If there is no
love for the Supreme Entity, this movement cannot be done.” (Patna, 31st
August, 1978)

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