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Date: Tue, 18 May 2010 22:58:41 -0400
To: am-global@earthlink.net
From: Miguel
Subject: He Must Be Dirty…

Baba

== HE MUST BE DIRTY IF HE IS USING TOILET PAPER ==

Namaskar,
Here is clear-cut proof that by His divine vibration Baba’s ideas are
spreading and getting implemented on this dusty earth.

We all know that Baba’s teaching is to wash with water after urination
and defecation. That is part and parcel of our Sixteen Points. All
sincere margiis adhere to this tenet.

Ans now we see how the general public is moving in this direction as
well. For years in the west and especially in the US, toilet paper was
king. But now there is a movement away from toilet paper.

Those in so-called developing nations have been using water to wash for
centuries, but now they are trying to emulate the US’s style of toilet
paper. Those nations should reconsider since water is far better. They
should not get caught up in the dirty ways of the west, i.e. toilet paper.

Before reading these below articles, it should be noted that while in AM
we appreciate washing with water, we do not 100% support the system
outlined below, i.e. a bidet which shoots water from underneath. We
prefer to pour water from above. That is better hygiene.

When using a bidet, there is the possibility that the dirty water can
fall back down into the bidet and get the entire water supply
contaminated. To prevent this they have put a new valve on the bidet.
Even then the tip of the bidet might get stained by dirty water.

So while we espouse the virtues of washing with water over the use of
toilet paper, as that is Baba’s system, we do not fully agree with the
bidet.

The purpose of the below articles is to show how in the so-called
developed west, they are now moving towards using water and not toilet
paper. Anyone using toilet paper is considered to be dirty.

Kindly review the three following articles.

Namaskar,
Mantreshvar

Wiping is Washed Up
By Andrew Romano | NEWSWEEK

Deep down, Americans have always known that wiping their rears with dry
paper is ineffective; a classic survey showed that half of TP users
spend their days with “fecal contamination”—anything from “wasp-colored”
stains to “frank massive feces”—in their underpants. And yet we continue
to mock the bidet, the Frenchest of innovations, as froufrou, risqué, de
trop. But while personal hygiene is one thing, the future of the planet
is another. The average American uses 57 sheets of toilet paper a day;
collectively, we burn through 36.5 billion rolls each year. Tossing all
the TP in America would save 15 million trees, 17.3 terawatts of
electricity, and more than 473 billion gallons of water annually; the
environmental impact of bidets is minimal in comparison. No wonder the
Japanese bidet behemoth Toto is gearing up for a massive sales push in
the States. When it’s hip to be green, ditching the Charmin could
-actually make a difference. And not only in our (dirty) drawers.

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Bidet Health Benefits

They have been around for 300 years and the health benefits from using a
Bidet are numerous and even if you don’t have health issues, they will
keep you clean and help you prevent health problems. The big secret of
using a Bidet Toilet Seat is very simple… they keep you clean! Can you
imagine only using a dry paper towel and no water to clean your hands?
That’s what you’re doing every day when you use toilet paper to clean
yourself after going to the bathroom. Water is a very natural way to
clean your bottom and most people around the world use a bidet everyday
and live a healthier lifestyle. You owe it to yourself to give it a try!

Hemorrhoids And Itching

These horribly painful afflictions are actually veins beneath the rectum
and/or surrounding the anus that have become swollen. They often arise
when pressure is applied to the rectal area repetitiously. This pressure
makes defecating difficult and is what can cause people, especially men,
to strain excessively when attempting to pass bowel movements.

One is at higher risk for acquiring hemorrhoids if constipated, not
consuming enough fiber, pregnant, obese or works at a job that requires
continual sitting or standing. Statistics show that nearly 75% of
Americans will get them at some point during their lifetime.

The best way to relieve the bleeding, itching and pain associated with
them is to maintain good hygiene. Once again, the flowing jet stream of
warm water from a bidet makes this easy by cleansing the area without
aggravating the inflamed tissues. The warm water stream helps reduce
swelling of the affected membranes, which reduces irritation and stops
bleeding.

This can often eliminate the need for suppositories and messy creams
that are awkward to apply and often ineffective. Doctors recommend this
less invasive form of treatment over using traditional moist pads, as
they can sometimes produce an allergic reaction actually exacerbating
the problem.

Feminine Hygiene

According to many physicians, feminine cleaning products that contain
chemicals such as deodorants and moist cloth towelettes can be
potentially harmful by irritating the delicate tissues of the urinary
tract and breeding infection. Using pure water from a bidet toilet seat
is a much more natural, effective and safe way to achieve cleanliness.

Pregnancy and Postpartum Hygiene

When a woman becomes pregnant, her body’s various systems go on
overdrive, especially the ones producing bodily fluids. This is a time
when the need for a bidet toilet seat increases ten-fold. Regular
flushing with fresh water will keep the expectant mother soothed,
cleansed and smelling fresh all throughout her pregnancy.

Constipation

This affliction is extremely common and no fun for men and women alike.
The gentle water jet produced by the bidet toilet seat actually helps
stimulate bowel movements by relaxing the sphincter muscles that control
the anus. In this way, using the bidet makes relieving oneself a much
more pleasant, painless process, especially if the water jet is applied
for about 10 seconds prior to defecating.

Another handy feature of the bidet seat is its adjustable water pressure
setting for when things become extra clogged. Increasing the water
pressure, essentially simulating an enema, encourages a more comfortable
elimination. Using the bidet on a daily basis teaches the user’s body to
relax and relieves constipation by instilling a habit that becomes
instinctive. This prevents constant straining which can lead to an
extremely uncomfortable hemorrhoids, our next topic.

Elderly and Physically Challenged

As we age, life’s wear and tear on our bodies makes daily tasks more
difficult to complete. This reality can cause elderly people to feel
incapable and helpless. Installing a bidet toilet seat can restore a
sense of independence to the user because it does all the work for them.

This can be helpful for physically challenged people as well. The bidet
can replace the need to have a person aid them when going to the
bathroom, giving the user more mobility and privacy. In turn, this often
helps strengthen confidence and build an overall sense of well-being.

Diarrhea and Dysentery

Both of these debilitating ailments have several things in common. They
demand frequent trips to the toilet followed by excessive wiping with
scratchy toilet paper. The friction created by the toilet paper only
increases discomfort, especially for young children.

Also the amount of bodily fluids excreted when suffering from diarrhea
or dysentery increases, irritating the rectum due to their high acidity.
Having cool or warm water spray over the area cleanses these toxic
fluids from the body and using the air drying feature afterwards keeps
the area dry and prevents infection.

In all of these scenarios the bidet provides much needed relief when
finding comfort is of utmost importance.

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Bidet valve
United States Patent 6035458

North American plumbing codes typically require a vacuum breaker, i.e. a
pressure relief valve, be installed in the water supply lines to the
bidet to obviate reverse siphoning and back-flow of contaminated water
from the bidet bowl to the water supply lines.

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Date: Tue 18 May 2010 11:14:27 -0400
To: am-global@earthlink.net
From: Sudhadharar@newsnet…..
Subject: Celebrating His Advent: A’nanda Pu’rnima’

Baba

“Tumi je esecho a’j vyathit janer katha’ bhavite…” (P.S. 647)

Purport:

Baba, the whole society was facing various types of tortures,
humiliations and exploitation. No one was there to think about the
exploited mass, those who were crying and suffering. Baba, feeling the cry
of their heart, You have advented Yourself today. It is Your grace.

Baba, in the past there was no one to love them. Now by Your grace You
have come here to love all those downtrodden & exploited masses– as well
as one and all. And with Your infinite compassion You have removed
everyone’s pains and grief. Baba, in the past people were engulfed by
various dogmas and their minds were completely stained. But by Your grace
You have removed that cimmerian darkness from their existence and in the
wake of Your holy advent filled up their lives with the effulgence of
divinity.

Baba, the entire universe was looking toward the eastern horizon
anxiously awaiting Your auspicious advent. The common people were facing
excruciating tortures and torments; their entire existence was completely
wounded. Baba, their whole body and limbs were racked by the blows of
severe suffering. Due to carrying the heavy load of those burdens and
bondages for such a long time, not even a tinge of happiness remained in
their lives. Long back all their joy totally vanished.

O’ Parama Purusa, O’ Baba You are so gracious; You have showered so much
effulgence in the bosom of this universe. By Your causeless grace, You have
inundated the hearts of everyone with more and more divine nectar. And with
Your sonorous yet thundering voice You are calling out to all that there is
no reason that they should keep their heads hung in despair, rather they
should keep their heads held high.

Baba by Your causeless grace You have advented today…

== CELEBRATING HIS ADVENT: A’NANDA PU’RN’IMA’ ==

== PART III ==

Namaskar,
Ananda Marga is the path of bliss. The systematic yogic lifestyle and the
360 degree spiritual cum social outlook leads the entire human family to
march ahead in unison. Part and parcel of this collective movement is our
participation in social functions because it is by these blissful
gatherings like Ananda Purnima that we are able to glorify Baba, renew
ourselves, and attract more people on the collective train of dharma–
generating greater momentum to move ahead.

Here below are additional views on the celebration of Ananda Purnima and
how social functions positively affect our Marga. By Baba’s grace others
will also continue to express their insights on this topic.

STRENGTH OF COLLECTIVE LIVING

Human society is based on the united strength of one and all, where all
live collectively. And it is human nature to partake in collective life;
after all we are social beings. Living in isolated little pockets is not to
our liking and doing so breeds stagnancy also.

Collective living accelerates human progress just like those animals which
live collectively progress more than the animals which live in isolation.
Similarly by cooperative human interaction society moves ahead in a dynamic
way.

Therefore social functions like the upcoming Ananda Purnima celebrations
give society a tremendous turbo boost to advance since such programs help
inspire people to engage in collective life. Plus social functions generate
more enthusiasm and propulsion on the collective pathway– with the result
being that all types of good things suddenly become possible.

By living collectively humans can solve various problems and now the need
of the day is to build single human society. Naturally social functions
help in this because by this way various people come together to enjoy in
social and spiritual way.

SOCIAL FUNCTIONS BASED IN SPIRITUALITY

Yet not only do AM social functions give a huge injection of inspiration.
But these grand gatherings– which Baba has designed– goad and guide
everyone deeper into the spiritual realm. And this in turn brings permanent
peace. So although the name is a social function but its base is
spirituality.

In direct contrast in the crude society social parties end up being nothing
but degenerative events that promote and satisfy animalistic desires &
carnal pleasures. Just people are chasing madly after worldly and transient
things.

FREE FOOD AS PART OF THE CELEBRATION

PLUS THE DONATION / FINANCIAL FACTOR

Here are a few more ideas that came from several members of our bhukti:

High quality free food & free meals should be made available to any who
attend. And local margiis can contribute to this program according to
their liking. In that sense it is okay to let the wealthy give more.
One other idea is to make a free feast and then go round asking donations
whereby volunteer teams get from those who like to give in order to support
the Ananda Purnima program.

But we must not request money from those wts with no money etc.
Just we have to ensure that a special, secret donation box there.
That way even small a donation is fine. Because it is the feeling that
is most important

Many also feel that charging a fee for the food makes it like some
commercial event, where there is no charm or no flow like business
dealings.

The sense being that food at programs like Ananda Purnima should be free.
And actually what we have seen here in India is that usually in Delhi
Sector one or another person has huge enthusiasm to cover the cost of
entire program. But this can only happen when they have good feeling for
the entire program and the local unit etc.

Finally, special food should be made available for all. Point being that
there will be one type of food for all– that which is top quality.

REFLECTIONS

So these are a few of the ways and thoughts about how this Ananda
Purnima can be celebrated. And these things are all per Baba’s distinct
teachings.

BABA’S GUIDELINE AND BLESSING

Here following is Baba’s blessing as we enter into the weekend of Ananda
Purnima.

Baba says, “Ensure that those who enjoy the celebrations also get thereby
healthy opportunities for their physical growth, mental development, and
spiritual progress.” (CC-1, p.42)

Namaskar,
Harideva

Note 1: THE MEANING OF UTSAVA

Baba says, “People often feel bored with their humdrum lives, with their
mechanical routines; thus a fresh start must be created through festivals
or utsava. The root verb su means “to be reborn.” Su plus -al suffix =
sava. The substance which produces new vigour in the body is called
a’shava, or wine. Similarly ut + su + al = utsava, which means “festival.”
“Ut” means “above” and “sava” means “rebirth” ; so utsava means “an
occasion which gives human beings fresh inspiration to live a new life.”
(AFPS-5, p.18)

Note 2: OTHER POSTINGS FROM THIS SERIES
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Sarva’unga’sana and Vipariitakarani Mudra

“Question: What is the difference between sarva’unga’sana and
vipariitakarani mudra?”

“Answer: In sarva’unga’sana we have to fix the mind at the point of the
toes, whereas in vipariitakarani mudra we have to fix the citta or mind
stuff at the tip of the nose or at the navel point.” (YP, p.117-18)

Note: Sarva’unga’sana and vipariitakarani are very similar– they are
almost the same thing. Just a few little differences are there:
(1) In sarva’unga’sana the mind and eyes are fixed on the center point
between the two big toes while in vipariitakarani mudra the mind focuses on
the navel or the tip of the nose.

(2) When the body is very straight and it does not have to exert a
continuous effort to maintain that position– rather it is easy and
comfortable to hold that posture– then it is sarva’unga’sana. Whereas
mudras, such as vipariitakarani mudra, demand a constant and ongoing effort
to maintain the posture. Asanas, on the other hand require a little effort
to enter into the position and thereafter it is comfortable and easy to
maintain.

(3) In sarva’unga’sana and vipariitakarani mudra, although the postures
look the same but the effort exerted and way of approach are a little
different as explained earlier. And in addition they effect the body in
different ways. Sarva’unga’sana affects the glands & cakras, and the
secretion of the hormone; while mudras give strength to the muscles and
nevers. These ideas have been given by Baba in His various discourses.

(4) In WT reporting sessions, Baba used to sometimes give atonement by
demanding that some or all do vipariitakaranai for a long time. Sometimes
for 1/2 hr, 1 hou, 2 hrs, at a stretch. Naturally that qas quite enjoyable
for everyone to do. And the underlying reason behind this was that the
majority of WT had acidity problems and this Vipariitakarani mudra was the
cure. So in the name of doing atonement it was actually’s Baba’s
blessing.
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