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Date: Thu 09 Sep 2010 22:48:53 -0400
From: Donald_G
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: MPD: Below All Six Stages

Baba

“Bha’lo ba’siyachi, toma’re ceyechi a’ma’r maner mainjus’a’y…” (P.S. 3185)

Purport:

Baba, You are my most close; You are my dear most. I deeply love
You with all my heart. I always yearn for You in my mental abode.
Baba, I want Your closeness.

Why are You remaining distant– & not coming close by my side.
You are not understanding the pain of my heart nor my hope to
always have You.

At a distance You go on smiling sweetly with Your charming smile.
Why do You do like this. By this way You pull my heart; my heart
gets taken away.

Baba, all the sweetness of this universe is filled with Your nectar.
But You are hiding Yourself within Your divine liila of darkness and
effulgence. To understand You, to realise You is very difficult. Only
by Your grace can one understand You.

Age after age, so many yogis have been ensconced in Your shravan, manan,
niddhidhyasana, japa, kiirtan, and dhyan, but without Your divine grace
nobody can realise You.

In each and every atom, proton, electron, and neutron as well as in
the stars, galaxies, and nebulae– all are singing Your glory, greatness,
and magnanimity. They are spreading the love of Your causeless grace.

Baba, I always long for You; I want Your proximity in the abode of
my mind & heart. I want to have You. Baba, You are my nearmost & dearmost…

== MPD: BELOW ALL SIX STAGES ==

Namaskar,
Soon the propaganda will start for the so-called Mahaprayan Divas
(MPD) programme. So we should take a look at some of the aspects of this
dogmatic function.

BABA IS ETERNALLY IN OUR HEART

As we all know, Baba is the Parama Purusa incarnate. That means He
Himself is that Divine eternal Entity.

Being sadhakas of the Marga, we constantly remember Him throughout the day
and feel His divine vibrations resonating in our hearts and minds.

Because our link with Him is internal and we always feel that He is along with us.

Baba says, “Parama Purus’a always remains with you, within the very core
of your heart. So search within, O spiritual aspirant, not without,
but within, within your very existence.” (AV-12, p.41)

So Baba is our constant companion– benevolently watching our each
and every action, ever-ready to help us in our time of need.

And every sadhaka of the Marga feels like this. This is our spiritual
approach in Ananda Marga.

MPD IS LOWER THAN SA’LOKYA

And while there are various levels of our spiritual closeness in this
world, the Mahaprayan functions undermines them all.

Because in His discourse ‘The Six Stages of Realisation’, Baba clearly
outlines all the degrees of realising Him.

Baba says, “When people attain progress in the realm of spiritual
realization, that progress is divided into six stages – sa’lokya,
sa’miipya, sa’yujya, sa’ru’pya, sa’rs’t’hi and kaevalya.” (NKS, Disc:3)

Thus according to Baba, there are six stages of realisation and, at
the very least, all of them acknowledge the presence of Parama Purusa.
Indeed this awareness is present in even the first stage of realisation,
sa’lokya. (Reference: NKS, Disc:3)

So even the initial stage of realisation brings the belief that I and
my Parama Purusa exist. And this is the basic foundational point of
spirituality– that my Lord exists and He is with me.

However, the entire program of Mahaprayan goes against this very
fundamental point of spirituality because the MPD programme dictates
that Baba is gone. That is the extreme negativity of this Mahaprayan
programme: It rules out the existence of Parama Purusa.

Whereas in AM we all readily acknowledge the idea that Baba is always
with us. No matter where we go in this world, He remains as our Eternal
Guide and Companion. This everyone in our Marga feels.

So the entire program of Mahaprayan is lower than even the first stage
of realisation– and therefore against the very feeling of our Ananda Marga
spiritual outlook.

LIKE SOME DOGMATIC RELIGIONS

Around the globe there are only some very dogmatic religions that
suggest that Parama Purusa is away. In their close-minded and static
approach, such religions argue that God is not with us. And tragically,
the Mahaprayan program supports this crude fundamental feeling that
Parama Purusa is away from us.

That is why many in our Marga are telling that (a) the MPD program is
befitting of those dogmatic religions as they do not even have the
feeling of sa’lokya, (b) but not at all appropriate for our dynamic
spiritual movement of Ananda Marga.

So again the whole conclusive point here is that the whole entire
program of Mahaprayan is below even the first stage of realisation,
sa’lokya.

Yet, we know and ideate always that Baba is with us. That is the
teaching of Ananda Marga and that is our practical approach. Each
and every moment we feel that Baba is along with us. That is how
we do second lesson, by His grace. And this brings a sweet
vibration in the mind.

MAHAPRAYAN IS SINFUL LIKE IDOL WORSHIP

In their dullness and naivete, many idol worshippers wholeheartedly
express, ‘What is wrong with idol worship, for me this is my god’.
This is the cry of so many idol worshippers. And in that way they
become more and more emotionally and sentimentally attached with
their crude form of worship and they wrongly believe that by this
way they will achieve salvation. This is their false hope. Because
the reality is that such dogmatic worshippers degrade themselves
terribly until they finally become one with that piece of stone.
That is the tragic result of their defective approach.

Unfortunately in our Marga, some few lower sadhakas express that,
‘What is wrong with Mahaprayan, for me this is my feeling with god’.
This is the silly defense of those few people who adhere to the
MPD programme. In their naivete, but mostly because of their group
interest, they convince themselves and get emotionally and
sentimentally bound to the function of Mahaprayan.

But in the end their entire approach will degrade their mind. Because the
first and final message of Mahaprayan is that Baba is gone– away
from me. And in that case one will completely fall off the path of
true spirituality and become a mere follower of dogma, infested
by that diseased outlook. They are just inviting problems for
themselves.

Because the truth all along is that my Parama Purusa remains
with me always. Baba lives in the heart of His bhaktas.

So those who think that, ‘what is wrong I like Mahaprayan’, sadly they
are no different than those lowly idol worshippers who proclaim,
‘what is wrong with idol worshipper, I like praying to this piece
of stone’. In both cases, the follower has fallen into the muck of
dogma; and in both cases the follower has twisted their mind such
that it became emotionally attached with that unholy practice.
In which case it is very difficult to convince them to join a
higher sentient approach. Because they have wedded themselves with
their dogma and adopted the sinful feeling that Parama Purusa is not with me.

Thus the justification behind following Mahaprayan is the same
justification used by those who do idol worship. And tragically
the harsh outcome will be the same as well. Both parties will
become one with the dust of the earth– totally unable to realise
the sweet flow of Parama Purusa in their lives.

All sincere sadhakas of the Marga naturally feel that Baba is in their
heart which is way the MPD programme is on the wane – nearly extinct.
Because spirituality means living along side one’s Lord and that is
our path in AM.

CONCLUSION

While there are a number of defects about the Mahaprayan program,
in this letter two points have been raised. The idea that Mahaprayan
is below even the first stage of realisation. The stage of sa’lokya
proclaims that my Lord exists whereas the Mahaprayan function rejects
the idea that Baba is with us. And secondly those dogmatic proponents
of Mahaprayan foolishly justify their emotional ties to the MPD
program just like the lowly idol worshippers justify their reason
for engaging in idol worship. So the mentality of mahaprayan
attendees is no different than that of idol worshippers. Both use
false logic and crude emotional attachment to justify their dogmatic stance.

All are our brothers and sisters – so there is no question of
outcasting anyone. Only we are to strive to bring the highest
devotional expression in our Marga – that way all can get the benefit.

So we are to follow all those divine teachings which Baba has given:
Madhuvidya (2nd lesson), Guru Puja, Guru Sakash, dhyana etc. All such
practices enable us to realise and feel His close proximity in our heart.
That is our approach – not any contrary ritual or manner.

BABA’S BLESSING

By Baba’s grace, we realise in our hearts that Baba is always along
with us. That is why the day is not far when this dogmatic MPD program
will be totally abandoned & finished. Because the sentient feeling of
AM is that Baba is always with us– in that case where is the scope
to worship Mahaprayan.

“Vrnda’vanam parityajya pa’damekam na gaccha’mi…”

“I am always eternally present in Vrindavan, in the hearts of devotees.
That is Guru cakra. I do not go even a little away from that. I am
eternally present along with the devotees.” (Purport of PS #4425)

Namaskar,
Divyajyoti

Note 1: OUTCOME OF IDOL WORSHIP AND MPD IS SAME

Baba says, “Why is idol worship faulty?”

“Ans.: An idol is nothing but the imaginative creation of the human mind,
with a finite beginning and end. On the other hand Brahma is beginningless
and endless. This we can deduce through reason. This idol, this finite
creation of the human imagination cannot, therefore, be the cause of
emancipation of the living entities.”

“Moreover, the external idols of clay, stone and wood are composed
of the five fundamental factors. Ideation on such crude objects lead
human beings towards Non-qualified Consciousness; rather it will lead
them towards degeneration.” (APH-3)

Similarly, those who worship Mahaprayan trick themselves into believing
that Baba is gone in which case their negative sadhana will hurl them
into the depths of degeneration. Their will never attain salvation.

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What Should Be Asked For

Baba says, “I once told you that if Parama Purusa ever comes to you and
asks you, ‘What do you want? I will give you whatever you want.’ Then
you should answer, ‘Oh Lord, you can befool others, but not me. Besides
You, whatever there is in this universe is all finite and limited.
These entities will never be able to fill or satisfy my mind, so what
shall I do with them? Thus I do not ask for anything of You except
You Yourself’.” (SS-12, p. 38)

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