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Archive for October 1st, 2010

Date: Fri, 01 Oct 2010 08:38:48 -0000 (GMT)

From: Singh_Manindra

Subject: Defective Style of Paincajanya

To: AM-GLOBAL

Baba

“Saba’r priya tumi saba’r a’pan…” (P.S. 4723)

Purport:

Baba, You are everyone’s most loving and closest One– everyone feels

that You are their own. Baba, because You are, I am; And because of You

this whole universe also exists.

Baba, from the peak of the snow-covered, sky-kissing mountain to the

deep, serene ocean; from the sun of the crimson dawn to the colourful

evening sunset– everything is Your divine creation. The flowers, fruits,

shrubs, forest, and garden– all are Your expressions. Baba, You are the

divine Lord of everything.

Baba, with Your compassion You are looking after one and all; You never

hate anyone. Baba, You reside in the mind & You are in the heart– even

then I do not see You, but I feel You. Baba, You are so great: I am always

asking Your forgiveness that You please grace me, and in full surrender I

always do sastaunga pranam to You– each & every moment.

Baba, You are the most loving One, the most dear Entity of one and all.

Baba, You have created this entire vast universe. Baba, You are so

gracious…

== DEFECTIVE STYLE OF PAINCAJANYA ==

Namaskar,

As we see, commonly paincajanya is done like this. We all have to think if this is proper or not.

First this Prabhat Samgiita is sung (PS #2526):

Jaya shubhavajradhara shubhra kalevara

Vya’ghra’mbara Hara dehi padam;

Jaya Vis’a’n’anina’daka kleshavidu’raka

Sarvadhiidha’raka dehi padam;

Jaya A’dipita’ A’dideva mantresha Maha’deva

Bha’va’tiita abhinava dehi padam;

Rajatagirinibha madhumaya durlabha

A’nanda amita’bha dehi padam;

Jaya satya sana’tana paramapadam.

O, Lord Shiva, victory to You, the benevolent wielder of the

thunderbolt, the one with white-complexioned body clad in tiger-skin –

give me shelter at Your feet, O’ Lord Shiva; Victory to the blower of

the long horn, the remover of all afflictions, the Supreme entity Shiva

in whom all intellect is sheltered – give me shelter at Your feet;

Victory to the First Father, the First Lord, the lord of mantra, the God

of Gods, Beyond thought, ever-new – give me shelter at Your feet; Lord

Shiva the One who looks like a silver mountain, full of sweetness,

difficult to attain, Blissful, infinitely radiant – give me shelter at

Your feet; Victory to the supreme, eternal truth.

This Prabhat Samgiita of Lord Shiva is often sung and we should see if

this is complementary to Baba’s teachings.

BABA IS OUR ISTA

Our Ista is Baba. As Ananda Margiis we have reverence for Baba. Baba

says the mind must be pointed. There must not be two Istas. Otherwise

sadhana will go nowhere and one will degenerate.

So we should not chant, “O’ Lord Shiva victory to You” and then chant

kiirtan, Baba Nam Kevalam. By doing so the mind will be bifurcated. The

first half of mind will go to Lord Shiva and the little leftover will go

to Baba. Ultimately everything will be ruined.

Read Baba’s below warning which is given in His Yoga Psychology book,

“The Cult of Spirituality – The Cult of Pinnacled Order”.

Baba says, “The spiritual aspirant is moving toward the singular Supreme

Entity, the pinnacled goal. If the mind accepts two goals, two Lords,

the mind becomes bifurcated…Where the thought-waves or

thought-movements are goaded by a single idea, and where the culminating

point is also a singular entity – that is, where the attraction for

other entities, for the crude world or the psychic world are all goaded

unto the Supreme Self.” (YP)

BIFURCATION OF MIND AT PAINCAJANYA

In the present-day style of paincajanya the following takes place.

1) First the song about Lord Shiva is sung. That brings the mind in a

particular direction.

2) Then kiirtan and sadhana is done. That brings the mind in a second

direction.

Thus there are “two goals, two Lords, and the mind become bifurcated”.

While singing the bhajan the mind goes to Lord Shiva. And while doing

kiritan and sadhana the mind runs towards Baba. That is very detrimental

because goal is not one, but rather two: Lord Shiva with his horn and

Shrii Shrii Anandamurti ji.

Imagine that you trying to stand on two boats at the same time: One leg

in each boat. So long as both boats remain stationary you may be ok. But

if either starts moving you will not be safe. The situation will be

disastrous. Nobody does such things. That is what Baba says in His above

teaching about bifurcation of mind, which some simple and naive people

do in their early morning paincajanya. That is why the song of Lord

Shiva and our Ananda Marga kiirtan should not be done together.

First some sing, “O’ Lord Shiva, blower of the long horn, victory to

You” and then chant kiirtan, Baba Nam Kevalam. First they ideate on Lord

Shiva with His snake and tiger skin and then in the next moment they

start thinking about Baba. That is disastrous.

SINCERE, BUT WRONG WAY OF DOING

Some sincere margiis get up early and do paincajanya but that sincerity

does not yield a positive result, rather a negative outcome. Why?

Because of the bifurcation of mind. And that is Baba’s warning: The Goal

should be one, not two or more.

This is a very serious point because if one is trying to focus on two

things you will lose the goal. On this critical topic, in His various

discourses Baba always brings the story of the great devotee Hanuman and

his pointed ideation on Rama. That is a very meaningful teaching for us.

HOW WE SHOULD DO PAINCAJANYA

Here the point is that in our paincjanya programs we should direct the

mind wholly towards Baba and not towards any second entity, i.e. Lord

Shiva. Our whole flow should be goaded towards Baba Shrii Shrii

Anandamuti ji.

That means we should select any of the hundreds or thousands of

devotional Prabhat Samgiita songs that goad the mind towards Baba. That

way when we do kiirtan and sadhana the mind will move in one concerted

flow. There will not be any diversion or bifurcation of mind.

If you sing Lord Shiva song and pray, “Victory to Lord Shiva clad in

tiger skin”, and then in the next moment you sing “Victory to Baba”,

then that is detrimental. In that case you cannot concentrate on Baba as

the mind is bifurcated or broken in two pieces. The mind should be

focused on one. That is what Hanuman did.

As Ananda Margiis we should not sing songs about Lord Shiva or Lord

Krsna at any of our AM devotional programs like paincajanya.

BABA’S REPEATED WARNING

Baba warns us again and again on this matter of having one Goal. Why?

Because in any given Hindu temple there are countless idols and simple

margiis of Indian origin lump Hinduism into AM.

Indeed just think of the Hare Krsna movement where they chant the name:

Hari, Rama, Krsna, Radha etc. They chant so many names of the Lord. And

this has gotten copied into AM by some.

Yet Baba has warned us about this again and again but this simple truth

is hard to understand I do not know why. The Goal should be pointed &

singular, not two.

BE LIKE AN ARROW

In our paincajanya program we should point the mind towards Baba, not

Lord Shiva or Lord Krsna. By His grace then our kiirtan and sadhana will

be successful. Then we will be like an arrow reaching the Goal.

Pran’avo dhanuh sharohya’tma’ Brahma tallaks’yamucyate;

Apramattena veddhavyam’ sharavattanmayo bhavet.

Baba says, “The pran’ava (as regards spiritual practice, one’s

meditation mantra) is like a bow, one’s unit consciousness is like an

arrow, and Brahma is the target. One must aim without any inaccuracy and

must oneself be like an arrow.” (AV-34)

In this above teaching, the idea is that you can’t aim at two Entities,

otherwise you will not reach the goal and your efforts will be futile.

One must not forget the famous story from Mahabharata when Guru

Dronacarya failed 4 of the Pandava brothers because they had more than

one goal. Only Arjuna could get success and hit the target because he

had one goal – his mind was not bifurcated by multiple goals.

BABA’S HUMOUR ABOUT WORSHIPING MULTIPLES GODS

The same thing Baba is making jokes how some dogmatic devotee is

chanting countless names of gods and goddesses and sadly his mind is

balkanised.

Baba says, “A person whom I was very close to, a relative of mine, used

to recite the following after taking bath: “Victory to mother Ka’li,

victory, victory to Ka’li, victory to mother Ka’li of T’han T’hania’,

victory to mother Ka’li of Daks’in’eshvar, victory to Baba Ta’rakna’th,

victory to Baba Vaidynath of Deoghar. O’ Fathers! None of you should

think that I am leaving out someone’s name.” After this he would say,

“O’ gods and goddesses, please forgive me if I have omitted any name

inadvertently. Please assume that I have mentioned your name also.” Does

this yield anything at all? One says, “victory to mother Ka’li of

Ka’ligha’t” and in the same breath one says, “victory to mother Ka’li of

T’han T’hania’.”It signifies that the mind is moving both towards

Ka’ligha’t and T’han T’hania’. Can the mind become concentrated in this

way? Certainly not.” (Ananda Vacanamrtam: 9/10, p.114)

BABA’S BLESSING

By Baba’s grace we should again remember that in paincjanya we should

not sing, “O’ Lord Shiva, blower of the long horn, victory to You” and

then the next moment sing Baba Nam Kevalam. By that way the mind will be

confused, bewildered and bifurcated. That is the main essence of all

Baba’s above teachings. We should keep the mind focused only on Him and

Him alone.

Baba says, “You should also remember that for your movement toward your

Is’t’a, you have only to practise, your unification with your Is’t’a is

your only goal, the final desideratum of all the flows of your psychic

propensities.” (SS-12)

Namaskar,

Manindra

Note 1: WHY LORD SHIVA AND LORD KRSNA SONGS IN PRABHAT SAMGIITA

The question comes: Why has Baba given Prabhat Samgiita songs that focus

on Lord Shiva and Lord Krsna. And the answer is simple. Baba has come

for all and He wrote those songs for non margiis. There will always be

followers of Lord Shiva and Lord Krsna; Baba has given something for

them as well.

As margiis we should learn those songs and for when we do pracara and

teach non margiis. But those songs are not for us to sing in paincajanya

or any other AM devotional program.

It is just like when arranging food for elephants then you do not start

eating that very elephant food thinking it to be yours. Likewise when

teach those Prabhat Samgiita songs about Lord Shiva and Lord Krsna for

non-margiis, we should not mistakenly think that we should sing those

songs in our AM spiritual practices like paincajanya.

Note 2: A RELATED DOGMA

There is a related and ongoing dogma in the Jamapur DMS arranged every

year. There margiis only allowed to sing those Prabhat Samgiita composed

in Angika language.

So mostly sing they sing the song of Lord Krsna, “Tum ho mere Krsna

Jagata Pati (PS #4070), meaning O’ Lord Krsna, You are mine.

TUMA HO – MERE KRS’N’A – JAGATPATI –

MAEN TUMHE CA’HATA’ HU’N – DI -VA’ RA’TI – – –

TUMA ALAKHA NIRAINJANA PU’RN’A JYOTI – – –

MAEN – JUGNU – KII – JYOTI KSHUDRA ATI – – –

MAEN TUMHE CA’HATA’ HU’N – DI -VA’ RA’TI – – –

TUM, HO – SRIS’T’I- MEN – A’ -DI ANA -NTA,

A’ – – – – – – – – – – – – – – ——- – A’

TUM, HO – SRIS’T’I- MEN – A’ -DI ANA -NTA,

KABHI KARA’L BHAYA’L KABHII DAYAL PRASH’NTA

EK HA’NSI – SE TUMHA’RI VISHVA BECAEN -NA

KHUSHI SE – TUMHA’RII JHU’ME JALADHI – – –

MAEN TUMHE CA’HATA’ HU’N – DI -VA’ RA’TI – – –

TUMHA’RE SA’TH MERII TULANA’ NAHII – – -,

A’ – – – – – – – – — – – – – – – – – A’

TUMHA’RE SA’TH MERII TULANA’ NAHII – – -,

TUMHA’RII UPA -MA’ – TUM HO SAHII – – –

MAEN SROTON KA’ – PHU’L BAHA RAHA’ THA’ – – –

TU’NE MUJHE – UT’HA’ – KAR SHUNA’I GIITI – – –

MAEN TUMHE CA’HATA’ HU’N – DI -VA’ RA’TI – – –

TUMA HO – MERE KRS’N’A – JAGATPATI –

MAEN TUMHE CA’HATA’ HU’N – DI -VA’ RA’TI – – –

This clearly shows how mind gets bifurcated. Chanting Lord Krsna but

then doing Baba Nam Kevalam kiirtan is damaging for anyone’s spiritual

growth. This type of practice is called pramad sadhana, the beginning is

bad, the middle is very bad and the end results is the worst. All kinds

of rituals which naive people do in various religions are full of pramad.

For example in Ananda Marga there is a few things that are pramad, for

example fake Mahaprayan. Why is the beginning bad? Because it gives the

message that Baba is just a mortal human who has gone in 7th heaven. Why

is the middle bad? Because you have to go there and take trouble (money

and time are wasted) and take negative ideation and the entire approach

keeps Baba distant. And why is the end worst? Because the outcome of the

entire program is that the dogmatic idea is firmly established that Baba

is gone and beyond the reach, like mortal human being.

To achieve anything it needs a focused Goal. What to say spirituality,

even if a student focuses on football but needs to solve mathematics,

then their time wasted. They will not reach their goal. Similarly, when

our goal of reaching Baba a is such a lofty one, we must not let the

mind become bifurcated by singing songs about Lord Krsna & Lord Shiva etc.

Note 3: HANUMAN STORY

Baba says, “Wherever the Is’t’a is singular entity in name, form, and

idea, in ideation and also in ideology, success is sure, success is

fully assured. There is a story in this regard. Once upon a time some of

the devotees asked Hanuman, “Hanuman, you are a great devotee and

learned scholar also, and you know that Na’ra’yan’a means Shriina’tha,

(Shrii means, Laks’mii) Shriina’tha means Na’ra’yan’a. Shriina’tha, i.e.

Laks’miina’tha, Na’ra’yan’a and Ja’nakiina’tha i.e. Ra’ma are the same

entity; but you never take the name of Na’ra’yan’a. Why?”

Hanuman said:

“Shriina’the, Ja’nakiinathe Ca’bhedah Parama’tmani

Tatha’pi mama Sarvasvah Ra’mah Kamalalocanah.”

“You know fundamentally there is no difference between Na’ra’yan’a and

Ra’ma. Na’ra means Prakrti, Ayana means Shelter. Na’ra’yan’a means

Shelter of Prakrti i.e. Cognitive Purus’a and Ra’ma, (Ram + Ghaun =

Ra’ma) i.e. the most attractive entity of the entire cosmos is Parama

Purus’a. “I also know”, said Hanuman, “that there is no fundamental

difference between Ra’ma and Na’ra’yan’a, but you know my goal is a

singular entity – singular in name, singular in idea, ideology and

ideation. Ra’ma is my everything, I don’t know any Na’ra’yan’a.”” (SS-12)

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Next Life:

Greed for Name and Fame

Baba says, “Those engaged in social service devoid of ideation on

Parama Purusa, then when performing their good deeds they become greedy for

name and fame. And they like to see the newspaper coverage of their great

works.”

“So in this case the person falls under the instinct of greed– because

he is greedy for the popularity of his own unit name and fame. And due to

the domination of this greed instinct, in his next life he will be born

according to those reactive momenta– which is depending upon the dominance

of a particular vrtii.”

“So in natural course the Creative Principle will provide him with the

body of a cat which is always greedy for food. A cat is so greedy that when

sneaking into the kitchen to devour some food, even if the cat gets hit and

jumps out the window; then just a few fractions of a second later that same

cat again tries to enter into the kitchen via the door– to again try to

get some food. All due to its avaricious nature.”

“Thus this is the fate and next life of those who cannot control their

greed. Here it should also be noted that Parama Purusa did not do anything

to create this situation. Rather, according to the desires of the jiiva

they

will get their new life.” (AV (B)- 10, 22 April ’79)

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