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Archive for May 17th, 2010

From: “Gagan”
To: AM-GLOBAL
Subject: Our Mistake
Date: Mon, 17 May 2010 12:56:51 -0000

Baba

“Para’n’ bhare varan’a kari, eso a’ji a’ma’r ghare…” P.S. 438

Purport:

Baba, please come in my mental abode, on my Guru Cakra. O my dearmost, I
want to receive You with my heart content. After receiving You, I will
go on gazing toward You with my full heart satisfaction. –Until my eyes
get satiated. Baba, I will hold both Your lotus feet, and always keep
You in my heart.

I have arranged a reception basket filled with flowers and fruits. And
it has been saturated with my heart-felt love. In the corner of my mind,
with heart full of sweetness, I want to have You up to eternity. Baba,
today You please sit in the lotus of my heart. I am calling You with the
practice of shravan, manan, and niddidhyasan. Please come. With a
longing which has been hidden in the depths of my heart, since a long
time, I am waiting for You. Please grant success, by Your coming. Please
come and fulfill my desire, which was rising in the deep corner of my
mind since ages. Today, when You will come, then that desire will be
quenched. Baba, You please grace me by coming…

== OUR MISTAKE ==

Namaskar,
A long time back – decades and years ago – Baba told us to quickly
propagate Prout to the masses and teach them all about Prout’s policies,
including how the private sector (i.e. capitalism) cannot safely manage
key industries.

And now look what has happened: Before we could carry out His request,
yet another disaster has occurred (read below).

So Baba told us to propagate Prout’s policies and we could not do it –
that is our mistake.

Let’s take a moment to see what happened and how it can be solved.

THE LATEST INCIDENT

Everyone is aware about the huge oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Oil
giant, British Petroleum (BP), saw its oil rig explode on April 20, and
since that time experts estimate that the equivalent of 5,000 to 25,000
barrels of oil is spilling into the gulf every day. Needless to say,
this an economic, ecological and environmental disaster.

But it was totally preventable; Prout has the answer.

By following two of Prout’s practical policies, we can ensure that such
catastrophes do not occur ever again – or at the very least are highly
less likely. Tragically, the way things are set up now, the next
disaster is just waiting to happen. It is inevitable.

So while scientists and technicians work on cleaning up this latest of
spills, we Proutists must take the time to propagate our plan for
ensuring that society does not witness a repeat event. As the debacles
mount, the public is more and more ready to listen so we should move
ahead and share Prout’s view.

PROUT’S TWO POLICIES

These two following Prout policies are enough to prevent recurring
nightmares – like oil spills in the gulf – in the near future:

1. The profit motive should be replaced by consumption and service motive;

2. Key industries, like oil and gasoline, must be run by the local
government.

With the implementation of Prout’s above two policies, all kinds of
human-made disasters will be averted. That means oil spills, gas leaks,
food poisoning, failing bridges, chemical hazards, pollution problems,
airplane crashes and so much more will either be significantly reduced
or eliminated entirely.

Let’s take a look and see how it works.

PROUT POLICY #1:

SERVICE & CONSUMPTION MOTIVE, NOT PROFIT MOTIVE

At present, in this crude capitalistic era, where the profit is king,
the bottom line in all business endeavors is making money. Thus, to turn
a profit all kinds of tricks can be done and all kinds of corners can be
cut. Such is their defective mentality. They can do anything and
everything – at great risk to the public – in order to increase profits.

In this approach however, there is a price to pay. The quality of work
is reduced, safety measures are overlooked, lower-grade materials are
used, and so many tactics are employed to increase profit that hinder
the overall product & outcome of the job.

Such capitalists are more concerned with making money and less concerned
about pollution, environmental hazards, safety, and well-being of the
people. All these latter things can be compromised and sacrificed for
their sacred profit $$.

That is why, on a nearly daily basis, we read about so many disasters
and problems related with big business. The BP oil spill is just the
latest. There is a huge string of such catastrophes from the Bhopal gas
leak that left tens of thousands injured or dead, to nuclear disasters,
to collapsing bridges and so much more.

In nearly cent-per-cent of the cases, the catastrophes were preventable.
Because of chasing after the profit motive as their sole endeavor,
companies skimp on safety features etc and become agents of disasters.

That is why Prout’s policy is that the profit motive must be tossed
aside in favour of a policy based on universal consumption and well-being.

Baba says, “In the capitalist structure, industry or production is
governed by the profit motive, but in the Proutistic structure
production will be governed by the motive of consumption.” (PNS-15)

Baba has given this teaching on multiple occasions as it is a staple of
our Prout philosophy.

Baba says, “In the collective economic structure the profit motive has
no place – here industry is for consumption.” (PNS-4)

And here below, for those who are economists etc, Baba outlines the more
technical aspects below.

Baba says, ‘In Proutistic production or consumption, in the first phase
the money value remains constant and full-fledged purchasing capacity
will be guaranteed to the people. In the second phase, when production
increases in the revised economic order, money will get back its natural
market value. Finally, after consumption, money will get back its actual
value.” (PNS-9)

The entire point then is that the motivating force behind the economic
development is so critical. If the motive is just to make a profit then
that will invariably lead to so many other risks and hazards, whereas
when the economy is based on safe human consumption then projects will
be planned and carried out in an entirely different manner.

That is why when the profit motive is left behind, and we adopt Prout’s
new approach of industry for consumption, then gross oil spills etc will
be a thing of the past.

PROUT POLICY #2:

GOVERNMENT SHOULD RUN KEY INDUSTRIES

The follow-up point in Prout’s policy is that all meta or key industries
must be run by the immediate governmental body. Because the private
sector, as noted above, is unable to safely manage those industries.

Baba says, “It has to be emphasised that key industries should be run by
the government. ” (PNS-15)

When the government runs a key industry then the sole objective will not
be to make a profit. The aim will be to make that industry safe,
accessible, and practical for the common people. So it will not run on
the profit motive.

Baba says, “Most key industries should be managed by the local
government but they should be guided by the principle of “no profit, no
loss”.” (PNS-21)

Hence in the case of oil, the government will follow far more safety
regulations and operate the industry more for public welfare rather than
their own gain. In that case, we will not wake up in the morning and
hear the news of massive oil spills or other kinds of disasters. Such
messes will be much less likely.

One thing to keep in mind in all of this is that Baba advocates that
local governmental bodies should control key industries. It is not like
communism where the fed or state owns and controls everything. According
to Baba, it is the local governmental bodies that should be in control.
This is an important element to keep in mind.

Baba says, “The central government should not control large-scale
industries because this may hamper the interests of local people. Where
there is a federal system of government, these industries should be
controlled by the immediate government, and where there is unitary
government, they should be managed by local bodies.” (PNS-4)

And here Baba explains further about how those local governmental bodies
should manage their labour force.

Baba says, “Key industries should be large scale industries. These key
industries should be managed and owned by the immediate government, and
in order to keep labour relations congenial, a bonus system of work and
piece work payments should be adopted. The harder and better the people
work, the more profit they will get.” (PNS-15)

Again, the entire point is that the government must be involved and
operate on a no-profit, no-loss basis where the aim is public welfare
and where local people have a voice in how it is run.

That will be a safe way in which to run key industries. Then corporate
greed will not run wild – like we see in today’s capitalist era – and
there will not be crude and dangerous decisions made based solely on the
profit motive, as happens in today’s oil industry etc.

STRUCTURING THE ENTIRE ECONOMY

In total, in a Proutistic economy, there will be a three-tiered approach.

Baba says, “PROUT advocates a three-tiered industrial structure which
includes key industries managed by the immediate government,
cooperatives, and privately owned enterprises.” (PNS-12)

a) Individuals can own and operate their own small business, such as a
person running their own massage parlor or spa. It is just a small 1 or
2 person operation where there is a single owner.

b) When any business gets a little bit bigger it must be run according
to the cooperative system – such as a tree farm or clothing company.

c) Finally, as noted above, key industries – oil, gas, automobile,
space, electric – should be operated and managed by local governmental
bodies.

Baba says, “Most medium-scale industries should be managed as
cooperatives, but they should not be guided by monopoly production and
profit. The cooperative sector will be the main sector of the economy.
Cooperatives are the best means to organize local people independently,
guarantee their livelihood and enable them to control their economic
welfare. Most small-scale and cottage industries will be in the hands of
individual owners. Small-scale industries should be confined mainly to
the production of non-essential commodities such as luxury items. Though
privately owned, they must maintain adjustment with the cooperative
sector to ensure a balanced economy.” (PNS-21)

This is the safest way to manage and organise our economy.

With key industries in the hands of the local government – not crude
capitalists – then the profit-motive will not be the driving force,
rather public consumption and service to the people will be the biggest
motivating factors.

OVERVIEW OF THE PROUTISTIC ECONOMY

Here Baba gives an overview of the Proutistic economy. This is a helpful
review.

Baba says, “Large-scale and small-scale industries should remain side by
side. Key industries should be managed by the immediate government,
because it is not possible to run them efficiently on a cooperative
basis due to their complexities and hugeness. Small-scale industries
should run on a cooperative basis, and the small industries which cannot
be managed by cooperatives should be left to private enterprise. Thus:
(1) small businesses should be left to individuals; (2) big industries
should be owned by the immediate government; and (3) the industries in
between the big and small industries should be run on a cooperative
basis.” (PNS-4)

BABA’S BLESSING

By Baba’s grace He has given us the solution to each and every problem.
It simply stands as our mistake if we have yet to implement that solution.

Starting today, while the public is hungry and fed-up with the ways of
the capitalist monsters, we should blow the horn of Prout and introduce
Baba’s two-fold system of (1) consumption motive, not profit motive and
(2) local governmental bodies controlling key industries.

This will greatly reduce the number of man-made disasters such as
massive oil spills and bring greater peace and well-being to society.

Namaskar,
Gagan

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History Revealed

Baba says, “Mt. Everest, of the Himalayan range is the highest mountain
in the world. This fact was established by Ra’dha’nath Sikadar. Most
probably he named the peak after his supervising officer, the Surveyor
General of that time, Mr. Everest.” (Varn’a Vicitra, Sanskrit Grammar
Book, last discourse part 1)

Note 1: Baba is revealing the reality that Ra’dha’nath Sikadar of India
first established the truth that Everest is the highest peak in the
world. Hence credit should be given to Ra’dha’nath Sikadar, not Mr.
Everest. But Mr. Everest took the credit and kept it in his own name.
Otherwise the name would have been something else.

Note 2: Generally speaking, people are not aware how this illustrious
mountain of Himalayan range got named. I.e. Why this very name is
European name when other Himalayan peaks are named in Sanskrit– like
Mountain Kaela’sh.

Note: During the British rule of India, the ‘Surveyor General’ post was
occupied by Mr. Everest.
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