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Date: Sat, 18 Sep 2010 18:52:44 -0000
To: am-global@earthlink.net
From: Manomohan Sanyal
Subject: Baba Story: Jamalpur to Entire Globe

Baba

== BABA STORY: JAMALPUR TO ENTIRE GLOBE ==

Namaskar,
We should all learn from this following Baba story.

A CONVERSATION FROM WHEN

WHAT BABA WAS WORKING IN THE RAILWAY OFFICE

In the early days when Baba was working in the Railway Office, Baba used
to talk to His coworkers about His plans and programs for changing the
humanity-at-large and the entire globe – in order to serve and help the
suffering people.

Hearing this, some of His co-workers who were not aware of whom Baba is,
told Him, “What You are telling is very important and I have great
admiration for these ideas about social service, but without the
requisite means what can we do.”

In reply Baba merely said, “I am putting forth ideas and I will continue
to talk to those who come around Me. Those who are interested will carry
out these works. So I will continue to talk to others – I feel that to
be My moral obligation.”

MEANING OF THE STORY

Here the point is that Baba Himself never indulged in or gave credence
to their talk about what is or is not possible or about how steep the
odds are etc. He did not give value to their pessimism.

Baba just kept to His ideological platform and vision – keeping His aim
fixed on His plan.

We know that in due course Baba created a vast organisation that is
executing His grand plan and that organisation will grow and by this way
His ideology will be established in due course.

We should always keep this story in mind when confronted by obstacles in
the form of nay-sayers etc.

RIGHT MINDED PEOPLE ARE COMING

DO NOT BE DETERRED BY PESSIMISTS

There are many right minded people in this world who want to do good
things but they do not have ideas. So our duty is to go on propagating
the ideas and sincere and right minded people will go on implementing
those things. We should not think otherwise.

One should never invite any type of pessimism while talking about
ideology. The aim should always be lofty. It is totally different how
far one single individual can do, but we should not lose the goal.
Baba’s ideals are the goal of AM education and all other efforts like
dharma pracara, social service projects (bother temporary and
permanent), Prout, neo-humanism, schools and so much more.

A few pessimistic people who see only the organisational may think
Baba’s ideals are too radical to establish in the present environment.
They mistakenly think that can only be done only in the divine world.
This is their pessimistic way of thinking.

But let us remember this.

Before 1990, who knew that the USSR will no longer exist. The central
idea is that we should go on propagating the idea without compromise. In
the right time the right minded people will come.

When we propagate Baba’s teachings then even non-margiis get moved by
the idea as it touches their heart. In turn they start so many
organisations and movements to propagate those concepts.

BABA’S SPECIAL DECREE

Furthermore, we all know the story where Baba says that, “If you do not
do the work then I will get it done by others – non margiis even
animals.” And to some degree this is what we see going on.

On various occasions when talking about Prout, Baba simply told us to
propagate the name Prout and the rest of the work will be done – even
done by non-margiis.

Since AM started, so many AM ideals are being propagated by others
because they saw what we were doing and read about Baba’s ideas. Then
they started to implement those teachings also.

Fon instance, when AM started then intercaste marriages were totally
rejects by the society at-large, but now it is so common and so many
have begun following our example and preaching to others to do the same.

If we do not propagate or if we compromise on His teachings, then Ananda
Marga ideology will be lost. So at least on the level of our
discussions we must not compromise.

Baba says, “I am always an incorrigible optimist, because I know that
optimism is life.” (AFPS-3)

Let this be our way – certainly then our success is assured.

With deep respect,
Manomohan

Note 1: EVERYTHING IS GETTING IMPLEMENTED

Thousands of years ago people were dreaming of flying – we see proof of
this in texts like the Ramayana and those Puranas. And in the due course
in the 20th century this idea came to fruition. Likewise in AM we have
the plan that this education system, Prout, social service projects etc
should come into form but if we do not plan then it will never happen.

We can see how many have started propagating the Sanskrit language and
now the number of Sanskrit speakers are in the hundreds of thousands.
That was not happening 20yrs back. Yet Baba wanted to propagate Sanskrit
and now He is doing this by other organisations.

Here the idea is that Parama Purusa fulfills His desire by any means.
Everything and everyone is His creation. And by that way He can and will
get the job done. We should not create pessimists.

When we talk anything on the internet then even non-margiis will pick up
the topic and start propagating as evidenced by the recent growth of
Sanskrit and the animal welfare movements – and so much more like
environmental activism, deep ecology, human rights, dignity of women etc.

Baba’s ideas are unique and we should go on propagating, then margiis
and even non-margiis will get attracted and propagate it.

If we look around it becomes quite apparent that the very ideas which
Baba started propagating are getting implemented throughout the society.

Here are some examples how our AM ideals are getting propagated as
others take interest in yoga, cooperatives, meditation, social service,
vegetarianism, and ecology etc.

Note 2: MUST FOLLOW AM TEACHINGS

The ideas of Ananda Marga are based on bhagavad dharma. In this day and
age, some Wts feel that it is easy to compromise and remain sloppy in
following Baba’s guidelines, but we should be careful. If we do not
follow His teachings then one wrong tradition will be started and the
humanity will be benefited by the teachings of Taraka Brahma. Yet it is
these teachings which are so highly needed for the society. So we should
not be shy in propagating AM ideals. Rather we must work hard perfectly
exemplify His rules, regulations, and guidelines.

The slippery slope – of not following AM teachings – is easy but not safe.

Once again let us remember that we should always follow the path of
optimism, and never indulge in pessimism or negativity. If our schools
are not in line with and / or compromising with Baba’s educational
ideals then we should raise the matter and create the necessary pressure
that they should follow 100% Baba’s teachings. Never should we
appreciate the status quo. We should talk the plus points and encourage
everyone that one day all the teachings and guidelines will be
implemented. Our aim is to move in the direction – regardless of what
others say or do.

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