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Date: 28 Aug 2010 13:19:25 -0000
From: “Manoj Shaha”
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: Question of Proximity with Baba

Baba

“Vrhat tumi, ks’udra a’mi, toma’r pa’ne nece ya’i…” (PS 1363)

Purport:

Baba, You are vast, infinite, & cosmic; and I am just one small unit–
meager. According to Your desire my whole existence revolves around You. By
Your grace I have only one longing– that is closeness at Your lotus feet.

Since eternity the loving relation between us has been continuing. Even
then You are cosmic and I am unit. Without me You can exist, but without
You my existence cannot remain. Without You, my whole existence is
meaningless. Except for You, I cannot think anything. You are my sadhana,
You are my Goal of life– my Polestar. Baba, please grace me, please bestow
the devotion so with that heart I will go on singing Your glory, Your
tales, and Your songs up to eternity….

== QUESTION OF PROXIMITY WITH BABA ==

Namaskar,
When Parama Purusa comes in the form of Mahasambhuti, whatever He does in
this form, that is called as “Naraliila of Parama Purusa”. And many things
which He does, usually people don’t understand the reason behind that.
That’s why those type of things are called as “liila”. The reasons of which
are known to Him only. So Parama Purusa is infinite and His liila is also
infinite.

This is also one of His liilas, that on one side, in the scripture He has
written that He lives with devotees. And that is true. Devotees can feel
also. But another side is also there.

HISTORY OF MAHASAMBHUTI

When Lord Shiva came and then Lord Krsna came. In each of those times
Mahasambhuti remained engaged with various types of people. Some were very
good, some were normal. And some were most normal people. But usually those
who working with Him thought that they have more realization and
proximity with the Lord. Such persons working around Mahasambhuti think
that despite the message of Baba’s writing and scripture, they are the most
close to Him. Because they are very close in physical proximity – living
side by side, traveling and working side by side. So they are close to
Parama Purusa.

WAYS HE GIVES HINT OF HIS LIILA

But as Baba’s way is His divine liila, sometimes He reveals His ways in some
by telling stories or telling some humor, giving some Prabhat Samgiita,
or giving discourses. In these ways, He reveals His inner things. But how
many persons can understand or are going to understand those things?

Please look into this following example about those who were working along with
Baba as a WT, or in any type of working relation. They were intoxicated
that they are most close. But to remove their illusion, one day Baba told
about the “Ringing Bell” story. (If you do not know this story then speak
with senior margiis or acaryas.)

THOSE PHYSICALLY CLOSE MAY BE SPIRITUALLY FAR

Baba has also given this following Prabhat Samgiita which reveals that
those who were physically living and working around Him. They were not so
close. But how many persons could understand this song. Still today we
all have to study and reflect.

The song is as follows. This is Prabhat Samgiita no. 3286.

“Keu ka’che peyeo cinate na’re, dure thekeo cene…” (PS 3286)

By getting physically close they do not recognize Him, whereas some from
even distance recognize His magnanimity. And some by getting His sweet
touch even, they drown in staticity. And some without knowing, they
unknowingly believe fully in His greatness. Oh my Lord You are doing so
many things for me. You are filling my heart with the nectar. I am so
unfortunate that after all this grace I do not recognize You and remain
oblivious. – PS #3286

By His grace devotees know that this PS #3286 “Keu ka’che peyeo”
gives this message that living physically to Parama Purusa is not the
whole picture – rather just a small part. It does not mean on is close. Many
physically live close but they are living far from Him. But many live
physically far but keep Him in their hearts.

Innumerable examples of this can be given. Those who were living physically
close to Lord Shiva or Krsna or Shrii Shrii Anandamurtiji. How far they were really
close, that was proved in their conduct and behaviour. To see this history
one need not look far back.

ABOUT THE JAMALPUR ERA

Earlier in the Jamalpur days, many persons had this type of vanity– that
they were close. And later on their glory became one with the dust.

One can cite the name of Pranay Kumar Chatterjee, the first GS. And then
Vishokananda, the first PA. Then Madhavananda, and so many such persons.
These type of events are not new. We don’t know so much history of Lord
Shiva, what happened around Him. But around Lord Krsna we know the history
of those in the lineage of Lord Krsna, His family the Jadu (Yadava)
dynasty. They killed themselves with their blindness. And they were all
proud, to belong to the same lineage. This every Margii knows

In Baba’s physical presence, those who were physically close. We have seen
their downfall. And we will go on seeing. Because, ego is the worst enemy.

Baba says, “Aham’ka’rah patanasya mu’lam” [“Pride goeth before a
fall”]. (NSS)

THE YADAVA DYNASTY

So at the time of Lord Krsna, the Yadavas drank.

Now we are seeing the similar scene: Those at the top are drunk with power. Both
the sides they are full of vanity. Whatever power and position they have,
they are trying to root out others. They are killing each other. Looking
back at the history of what happened to the Jadu dynasty — then I
feel scared and disturbed. That, in the same way these persons also will
kill each other?

We should do something lest history should not be repeated.

BABA’S BLESSING

I recognize that some difficult challenges may be on the horizon. But by
the following Baba’s blessing, I never feel pessimistic. I know that the
future is bright.

Baba says,”There are some people who are pessimistic. They say that the society
around us is very bleak, that it has no expression of vitality and that it
seems that everyone is in a deep slumber. Pessimists say this because they
have never made any detailed study of human history, nor do they care to.
Had they done so, they would certainly be optimistic, because if they had
looked carefully at the symptoms of pause, they would have realized that
significant preparations were being made for the subsequent phase of speed.
So under no circumstances should human beings be pessimistic. That is why
I am always an incorrigible optimist, because I know that optimism is
life.” (PNS-7, p.67)

Namaskar,
Manoj

Note: MORE ABOUT THE YADAVA DEMISE

The history is that after the Maha’bharat was over, these Yadavas– family
members and disciples of Krsna– they had nothing to do other than to drink
wine and enjoy materially. And one day under the spell of wine they started
attacking and killing each other. Civil war erupted. And it went on till
everyone got killed.

Here below Baba describes how the Yadavas killed each other.

Baba says, “In the Jadu dynasty during the time of the Mahabharata …
Balaram was the elder brother of Krs’n’a and the king of the Jadu
dynasty… Balaram was also an alcoholic. [And when Balaram and the Jadu
family drank at one gathering]. The resulting drunkenness caused people to
quarrel amongst themselves. Eventually they killed each other at Prabhash
Tiirtha and the Jadu dynasty was destroyed.” (PNS-15, p. 62)

Baba’s discourse continues:

Baba says, “People who follow a path which is devoid of ideology are bound
to meet the same fate. Eventually they will destroy themselves by their
infighting… Consequently different groups are formed. We see this
situation today.” (PNS-15, p.62)

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We should contemplate how this below teaching is related with the present
situation of our AMPS:

Taraka Brahma BABA says, “For example, in France no government has had the
opportunity to stabilize itself for a long time since the French
Revolution. That is why, in post-Revolution France, although regal
authority and governmental browbeating over the people have finished, the
greatest harm has been caused by the lack of a rigid social structure. In
the world-famous republic of the United States of America, there is a
flagrant lack of social system and discipline, although there is no dearth
of education nor is there any lack of the predisposition to social service
and unity amongst the general people. In the absence of any authoritative
check by the state or any group over people who lack spirituality or
spiritual ideal, it is quite unlikely that they will care much about
discipline.” (HS-2, ’87 edn, p. 21)

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