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From: “narayanpanda”
To: “amglobal”
Subject: Power of AM Sadhana: My Own Experience

Baba

PS Intro: This song expresses the highest realm of devotion where the
bhakta internally feels that the whole universe is dancing in His divine
flow, where everything is revolving and rotating around the Supreme
Nucleus, Purus’ottama, Parama Purusa.

“Vishvadola’y dol diyecho liila’y bhuvan na’ce…” (PS# 2777)

Purport:

Baba, by Your cosmic grace, You have made this whole universe sway in
the swinging of the swing. Everything is dancing in the flow of Your divine
liila. Baba, in close and far, and in all the ways, You have inundated this
whole universe with various tunes, melodies, and rhythms, and in flow of
Your song. Baba, everything is revolving around You and dancing in Your
bliss.

In this ra’saliila, by Your grace, that divine flow has made everyone
forget all the differences and distinctions between themselves and others.
Now everyone feels that everyone is their own– that all are part of this
same universal family. Baba, by Your grace the boundaries have been
shattered, the doors and windows are open; everyone is mine– ours; all are
one. All the dogmas and bondages have been wiped away by the divine swing.
Now there is no time for bickering and infighting. Having forgotten, all
fear, shyness, jealousy, and hatred, now there is only one flow, moving
towards You, rushing headlong towards You. The whole universe is dancing in
the divine flow, by Your grace.

Baba, this whole universe is nothing but the display of Your grand
liila. Everything is possible in this universe by Your grace. Everything
happens according to Your wish. If you desire, the positive can become
negative, and the negative can become positive. No can become yes, and yes
can become no. The impossible becomes possible, and the possible becomes
impossible. Your desire is everything. In this divine moment, when
everything is blissful and flowing in Your rasa, then there is no question
of crying about the problems or requesting a solution. Rather everyone’s
heart is satiated in the divine flow. Everyone’s mind is fully content and
floating on the waves of the divine bliss. This is the time to go on
dancing in the eternal flow of ra’saliila.

Baba, Your divine liila is unparalleled, the whole universe is dancing
in ecstasy, I surrender at Your lotus feet…

NOTES & QUOTES FOR PRABHAT SAMGIITA #2777:

In His diverse and colourful manner, Baba expresses His divine teachings in
various ways: Devotionally through song, theoretically through philosophy,
and a mix thereof using both devotion and theory. It depends on each and
every sadhaka, on each and every human mind to decide which one they prefer
at any given point in time.

So in His above Prabhat Samgiita, Baba is explaining His ra’saliila in a
purely devotional manner. And now in this below quote He is explaining His
ra’saliila using a mix of devotional expression and theoretical philosophy.
So this quote stands as another way of expressing nearly the whole of this
Prabhat Samgiita.

Baba says, “When devotees realise that all beings are created from a’nanda,
exist in a’nanda and return to a’nanda. This realisation causes a radical
change in their outlook – no longer can they differentiate between rich and
poor, highborn and low-born. They observe an ocean of a’nanda flowing
within and around all created beings. ‘Rasa vae sah’- all are flowing in
the same rasa, the same ocean of bliss. In that divine flow the devotees
see Parama Purus’a dancing with each entity. In philosophy, this dance is
called ‘ra’saliila’ [divine play in the flow of bliss]. It does not mean
that someone is actually playing a flute with all the humans and cows
dancing around him. Rather, it means that all the entities of this
beginningless and endless universe are floating in the ocean of cosmic
bliss.” (AV-7)

Baba’s above guideline is a mix of devotion and philosophy and in this next
quote He is explaining the overall concept of this Prabhat Samgiita in a
more theoretical manner, in philosophical parlance.

Baba says, “Knowingly or unknowingly everyone is moving around Him.

Everyone is bound to move, otherwise they will lose their permanent
shelter, they will dissociate from their permanent nucleus. This movement
is a natural propensity born out of love for Parama Purus’a. Love for the
Supreme is a natural propensity. Intelligent people develop their natural
propensities through their sa’dhana’, their constant endeavour. The outlook
of such people is called Ra’dha’ bha’va.” (NKS, Disc:15)

END NOTE: PERSONAL WAY OF VIEWING THIS PRABHAT SAMGIITA

The above song is related with the life of each and every sadhaka. When
sadhana is good then one realises the essence of this song. Then all
hatred, fear, and shyness dissipates and people forget about their
differences with others and see everything as an expression of His divine
flow. On that occasion when their mind is immersed in His bliss then this
feeling of ra’saliila is dominant in their mind. So this song is not
something beyond the reach of common sadhakas. This song shows how one
looks at the world and behaves with others when they are having better
sadhana. By His grace, at some point or another, this is something we have
all experienced.

== POWER OF AM MANTRA: MY OWN EXPERIENCE ==

Namaskar,
In Ananda Marga, we all do sadhana. And everyone acquires power or
spiritual force from their sadhana. Though we never think or we never
should think about such results.

We are blessed to have a Guru who is Mahasambhuti and He has all the power
and He controls any power we may acquire from our sadhana– so that we do
not misuse it. On some occasions, when confronted by obstacles or avidya
tantrics, we can get a glimpse of the force of our AM sadhana. Such an
account is written below.

At the same time, we all know that the true measuring rod of our sadhana is
our devotional closeness with Baba and the depth of our neo-humanistic love
for His creation– as well as how content we feel in the heart and mind.
So in review, in AM Baba controls all the powers, otherwise sadhakas will
be overwrought with vanity etc; but if one has a lower guru like in avidya
tantra, then the followers get and misuse powers because the guru cannot
control them. In AM, however, our sadhana is diverted towards Him so He
controls everything.

Here then is a personal experience recounted below which reveals the
importance of our sa’dhana’ and how His grace is everything.

MY PERSONAL ACCOUNT

I was initiated into our A’nanda Ma’rga sa’dhana’ on 30th Sep’ 1978.
Then in the month of Feb ’79, the students of our college went on strike,
so I went to Siliguri DMC. There, by His grace, I had personal contact with
Ba’ba’.

Since I was charged & inspired by Him to do dharma pracara, after returning
from DMC I went to Sundergarh to do praca’ra instead of wasting my time in
participating in the strike at the college.

I was at the house of Shrii Narahari Choudhury, a senior margii brother in
the village of Shankara’, nearby Sundergarh district headquarter. There I
met other margii brothers Shrii Biranchi Narayan Ray (the then bhukti
pradhan of Sundergarh district), Shrii Shvetabasanta Pandey from Sambalpur,
Shrii Pradhan (originally from Cuttack but working in Sundergarh) etc. And
one sannyasi brother, A’carya Vibha’vasu, who was DS of Sambalpur (at that
time he was Brahmaca’rii).

All of us started by bicycle along with mrdanga (Indian drum), kubuji etc
at 6 am from the house of Choudhury Dada. We crossed a jungle full of Sal
trees & reached a village (I forgot the name) where we found a kiirtana
mandapam (outdoor kiirtan site that has a roof) that had been recently
constructed for the occasion of holi festival.

We immediately started chanting Ba’ba’ Na’ma Kevalam with the help of
mrdanga (Indian drum) & karata’la (hand symbols) & moved around the
mandapam as we did akhanda kiirtana.

After some time, we found that the villagers had assembled there. We sat
for meditation & performed Guru Puja’– and they watched us the whole time.
Afterwards, one or two of us started talking to the villagers about Ananda
Marga sa’dhana’.

In the meantime, I saw a man dressed in semi-saffron colour blowing his
special instrument (a pipe that is tubular at both the ends & in the middle
it is swollen– especially used by snake charmers). This man was begging
alms. He was moving around about 100 to 200 meters from our gathering.

At some point, while this man was crossing our gathering, a margii brother
Narahari Choudhuri Dada called him & asked in front of the whole gathering,
“What’s your profession?”.

The man replied, “I’m a snake charmer. I catch snakes in the forest with
the help of this instrument.”

Narahari Choudhuri Dada then asked, “What do you know more?”
The man replied, “I know maran’a (dying), ma’ran’a (killing),
ashiikaran’a(hypnotizing), ucca’t’ana…”

Then Chowdhuri Dada asked him, “If you know maran’a (killing), can you kill
this person”, pointing towards the then A’carya Vibha’vasu Brahmaca’rii–
posted as Diocese secretary of Sambalpur district.

I was surprised to hear from the snake charmer that definitely he can kill
him (i.e. A’carya Vibha’vasu). I went on observing to see what was going to
happen next.

The snake charmer then picked up some dust & one straw that was on the
ground & started murmuring some mantra. Then he started blowing his
instrument in order to strike down A’carya Vibha’vasu. But alas, the
instrument didn’t make any sound. So the snake charmer applied his full
strength & he blew, blew, & blew…, but alas, no sound came!

Everybody was amazed to see what was happening– strangely, somehow, the
snake charmer could no longer play his instrument.

In trying, the snake charmer’s face totally became red. Until finally he
gave up and stopped trying to play the instrument & instead requested us to
rectify it.

Our sannyasi brother asked the snake whether he knows how to withdraw the
avidya tantric mantra which he had recited earlier. The snake charmer
replied that he knew. Then the snake charmer again picked up some dust &
straw and murmured a mantra in order to withdraw the earlier mantra.
After this, the snake charmer picked up his instrument and again started
blowing into it & surprisingly it made the sound as before.

Our Choudhuri Dada then asked the snake charmer to beg apology & Choudhuri
Dada forced the snake charmer to take an oath he shouldn’t apply these
avidya tantric mantras to hurt anybody. After agreeing to this, the snake
charmer left the place.

Seeing this event, almost all the villagers present there that day took
initiation. It went up to 7pm. Then we came back to Sundergarh.

This event shows that no avidya force can affect a sadhaka initiated to
Ananda Marga sadhana system introduced by Shrii Shrii Anandamurtijii, who
protects His disciples.

Namaskar,
Narayan Panda

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Advent of Mahasambhutis

Baba says, “Lord Krsna came about 3500 years ago, when the war of the
Mahabharata took place. People’s individual qualities then had not taken a
collective shape. People did not know the art of living collectively…they
fought among themselves because they had no collective sense. Lord Krsna
thought that if He combined all there would be collective spirit in the
true sense of the term. Then alone all human faculties would get expanded.
He tried to make people understand, but they did not understand, because
there was no collective spirit in them…to synthesize them all Lord Krsna
was born.”

“Lord Krsna wanted to bring about a social synthesis, the seed of which was
sown by Lord Shiva.” (Disc MHB, p.6-7)

Note: In the same way Baba advented to form one synthetic human society.
But unfortunately, groupist leader in H, B, & NIA are doing just the
opposite. They are engaged to balkanize and disintegrate it. But what Baba
has planned, i.e. to form one human society, that is going to happen.
Because it is His wish.

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From: “Alex Hufnagel”
To: AM-GLOBAL
Subject: Simple Story Difficult to Understand
Date: Fri, 8 Oct 2010 16:13:54 +0000

== SIMPLE STORY DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND ==

Namaskar,
There once was a master and he had many, many servants. With their
master, they worked dutifully and loyally.

One day the master went on a tour. The moment that all the servants
found out that the master was gone, they sold all the mater’s furniture
and household items. Plus they killed and buried the master’s son in the
courtyard.

Now we have to think why the same servants – who were quite loyal in the
past – suddenly started selling those things and murdering his relations
the moment they thought the master is gone. Why did they do that?

The answer is simple: In the absence of the master, their true colours
came forth. Those who are notorious will reveal their real form when
they are not watched. That is the way it works

The main problem then with those servants was their defective idea
that: “The master is not here so we can do what we want”.

SAME SCENE

In ’90, on one particular day at one particular ashram it was propagated
that “Master is no more”. Those who critically believed that really
Master is no more started expelling others, distorting Master’s
teachings, selling Master’s land, and so many other nefarious
activities. Unitedly they were doing this. Later on they even started
killing each other. At that point one can say that: “The chickens came
home to roost.”

Now let’s examine how this all came to pass.

In the early days after 1990 they are 100% united in their activities.
Together these people wrote a declaration and announced that Baba
(Master) has not only departed but He has greatly departed; i.e.
Mahaprayan. They thought, “Now we are free. Nobody is watching us;
nobody is going to punish us; we are free; so let’s enjoy.”

That was the “momentous day” when Caryacarya was appended by a unanimous
vote of all members of the Central Committee. They unitedly declared
that Baba is no more. The meaning was: “Nobody is watching us: we are free.”

Since then, by their action you can see how their behaviour is the
outcome of that very critical notion that “Baba has not just departed
but He has made His great departure, i.e. Mahaprayan, and gone far far
away where He cannot see us.”

MIND-SET IS THE MAIN THING

Human beings are not just machines. Each and every action is related
with a psychic feeling or impetus. If any dogmatic person sacrifices an
animal in front of their favoured deity an inner inspiration or idea is
needed to carry out that action. The hand alone is not responsible; mind
is responsible.

One’s mind-set is the main thing.

So the notion – i.e. Baba’s great departure & He is no more – is a very
horrible outlook that is causing all all sorts of disasters. Although it
is a very simple equation, it is not easy to understand. Why? Because
avidya maya has bound such persons and wants to keep them as her
servants in the cycle of birth and death for ages and ages. Because of
the noose of avidya maya, they cannot understand. Till this point of
Mahaprayan (i.e. Baba is gone) is understood, one can forget about any
and all peace and happiness in the Marga.

CONCLUSION

Neither Sarvatmananda nor Nigamananda nor Rudrananda would have sold the
Baba Quarters in Patna or the Didi’s Master Unit in Asansol in presence
of Baba. After His “Great Departure” they sold those lands because they
thought: “Baba is gone, i.e. Mahaprayan. He is no longer watching so we
can do as we wish.” That is their defective outlook and root cause of all their misdeeds.

The story is simple but difficult to understand

If anyone is really sincere and wants to address the root cause of all
these heinous activities, then the problem will be solved. So long as
they are superficially treating the matter they cannot and will not
solve the problem. The root cause is “Baba is gone we are free; we can
do whatever we like; He is not there watching.” It is this defective
outlook that needs to be addressed.

Once again, the story is simple but difficult to understand.

Namaskar,
Arisudan

Note 1: NO RELIGION OR SPIRITUAL MOVEMENT CAN SURVIVE THIS

Nowadays in AMPS, such people have created the culture of talking about
Baba in the past tense. No religion that talks about their god in the
past survives. We should keep this in mind.

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