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Date: Sat, 09 Oct 2010 06:58:41 -0000
To: am-global@earthlink.net
From: Mandal.Virendra@bharata.net…
Subject: Magic of (Mis)labeling

Baba

PS Intro: This below song reflects that deeply spiritual truth how
Parama Purusa is always graciously calling the jiivas towards His divine
Self through His eternal sound of omnkara– His murali dhvani, the
divine sound of Cosmic Consciousness.

“Tumi je d’ekecho a’ma’y, a’ja je ghare tha’ka’ da’y…” (PS 736)

Purport:

Baba, it is impossible for me to remain here in my house because by
Your grace You have called me to come close to You. Baba, I want to
respond to Your gracious call. Baba, it is difficult to comprehend how
wonderfully magical Your tunes and melodies are. Baba, You are so
charming.

Baba, in the abode of my mind the divine vibrations of Your flute
resonate incessantly– ceaselessly. By Your grace I hear Your flute
always: While sleeping, in my dreams, and in my awakened state. Baba,
You are so gracious; You are residing in my heart all the time, all the
24hrs. Baba, even if I want to forget You, how can I forget You.

Baba, Your greatness is beyond conception. No matter how many octaves
I know, You are remaining beyond them all. You are beyond the reach of
my limited human capacity. Baba, by Your grace the resonance of Your
divine flute makes me float beyond all the lokas in Your rhythm, in Your
song, and in Your blissful melodies. Baba, O’ Divine Entity, please
give me shelter at Your lotus feet…

== MAGIC OF (MIS)LABELING ==

Namaskar,
In this day and age, the practice of mislabeling things according to
one’s own interest is quite common. Wrong things are labeled as right,
and right as wrong. Or you can label an item as something totally
different from what it really is.

It is the same as how a crafty business man sold individual grapes as
miniature watermelons in order to boost sales and turn a big profit. His
“new item” became the talk of the town – everyone thought it was very
unique. People could not understand that it was a grape.

And in another area, one dealer was selling a kitten (baby domestic cat)
as a cub (baby tiger).

Here are other examples of mislabeling: In India, liquor shops have big
signs out front saying “Madhu Shala”, or abode of nectar. And in the
USA, junk food is labeled as “all natural”.

Around the globe, very cheap and useful ayurvedic medicines get labeled
with fancy English lettering and entrepreneurs exponentially increase
the price and sell it for an exorbitant amount.

These types of cheating tactics are not related to a particular country
or area. Cunning or crafty people all over resort to this tactic of
mislabeling.

By this deliberate mislabeling, many doing business are selling regular
tap water as holy Ganges water. This is the magic and propaganda of
(mis)labeling. First label something as what you want your product to
be, and then beat the drum very loudly. Then many naive people will rush
after that – like insects go to the light without realizing that they
will be burned.

So (mis)labeling has a huge impact. Nowadays in India all kinds of fake
yogis are treated as demi-gods & true sadhus are getting kicked around.
That is also a labeling issue.

Indeed with labeling you can treat dharma as adharma and sinful as
virtue. (Mis)labeling works THAT well – it is magic. It works outside AM
as well as inside the Marga.

MYTH OF MAHAPRAYAN SONG

One group leader also used this technique. To sell his invention of
Mahaprayan he found one melancholic song from Baba’s Prabhat Samgiita
collection and labeled it as a Mahaprayan song.

Unfortunately, that is what has happened: Some melancholic songs from
Baba’s divine collection of Prabhat Samgiita have been (mis)labeled as
“Mahaprayan songs”, such as PS #2085.

In order to legitimize the fake Mahaprayan program, some devotional
melancholic songs have been mislabeled as MPD songs. Those simple
margiis who are not very aware about Prabhat Samgiita started believing
this fantasy. All because of (mis)labeling. By this way, the caravan of
MPD grew.

But we should not fall prey to this mislabeling trick.

Baba has given 5018 songs. They come in all kinds of varieties. One of
them is melancholic. But some have taken to labeling certain songs as
“Mahaprayan songs”. With our devotional outlook we must examine the
validity of this claim.

MELANCHOLIC LOVE SONGS

In common parlance, everyone is aware about love songs. Love can be
directed in a worldly way (kama) or in a spiritual manner (prema). The
first is worldly attachment and the second is love for God. In either
case the song is melancholic.

As long as the person longs for the proximity of their lover, then that
constitutes a melancholic song. Of course Baba has written melancholic
songs related with love (prema) for Parama Purusa.

In worldly “love songs” that appear on the radio, as well as in poems,
folk songs, dramas, sentient literature, and pseudo-culture parties etc,
there are countless examples, where a person expresses their pain of
having their lover so far away.

And there are devotional love songs as well made famous by devotional
poets like Rabindranath Tagore, Vidyapati, Surdas, Miirabai, Kabir Das
and so many others who have written countless melancholic songs.

If this trend of labeling melancholic songs as Mahaprayan songs
continues, someone will certainly label Tagore’s melancholic songs as
the Mahaprayan song of Lord Krsna or the Divine Entity etc. Because
these are all melancholic songs, but in case of Prabhat Samgiita such
melancholic songs got labeled as MPD songs. That is the tragedy.

MORE ABOUT MELANCHOLIC LOVE SONGS

When the lyrics of a song express that a lover does not feel proximity
to their beloved, then that song is a melancholic song.

Melancholic songs are an important part of devotional life. In Sanskrit
it is called virah, (melancholy).

For example, in those worldly love (kama) songs there are lines like: “I
can’t stand having you gone”, “Why did you leave so soon”, “I can’t live
without you” etc.

All the aforementioned lines from popular love (kama) songs reflect a
person’s agony of having their lover away. They cannot stand the pain of
separation. This is a very common feeling when two close persons are
infatuated with one another. So those lines express worldly feelings of
love and intimacy.

Suppose someone is singing, “Why did you leave me.” Here, this expression
means a person loves their dearest so much that even a short span of
separation feels like an eternity. They want to be close yet due to
circumstance they are not – hence their pain and misery. They want to
be near their beloved and that is why they sing, “Why did you leave me?”
So those lines -“Why did you leave me” – do not mean that their lover
has died etc.

MELANCHOLIC SONGS IN PRABHAT SAMGIITA

In Prabhat Samgiita, similar lines are used to express feelings of
melancholy.

Of course in Prabhat Samgiita the link between bhakta and Parama Purusa
is based on devotional yearning – not superficial mundane attraction
(kama).

We all understand that Baba knows the feelings of all His devotees and
how they relate and express their love towards Parama Purusa. So for each and
every kind of devotional expression (i.e. love or prema) Baba has
uniquely composed His lyrics in Prabhat Samgiita.

If you go through the meanings and purports of those songs you will
realize these are means for a devotee to express his deep love and affection for
Parama Purusa That depth of communication is present.

Those who do regular sadhana – especially dhyana – sometimes feel the
close proximity of Parama Purusa and sometimes devotees feel that Baba is
distant and far away. At times, despite their devotional yearning, the
sadhaka does not feel that He is coming in dhyana. And that gives the feeling of
melancholy in the heart of any sadhaka who is trying to meditate.

In that mental state, the bhakta sings the song:

Tumi esechile ka’u ke na’ bole,
Na’ ja’niye gele cale (PS 2085)

“Oh my Lord, You came in my mental abode, then without telling me You
went away. Now I am trying to meditate on you in dhyana but I am not getting
you.”

A melancholic song does not mean that Baba has gone away and left
forever. Baba is everywhere but the sadhaka does not feel the presence of Parama Purusa
in his heart. That is why this type of emotion comes: “O Lord where have You
gone, why have You left me.”

The melancholic song does not mean the death of the lover – and
certainly not the death of Parama Purusa.

A melancholic song of Prabhat Samgiita does not mean the song of death.
Hence the aforementioned song, PS #2580 “Tumi esechile…”, is a melancholic
song. The bhakta was blessed to have the close proximity of Parama Purusa in the
past but now in his meditation Parama Purusa is not coming in that very intimate way.
So the sadhakha feels melancholic. Thus this is not at all a death or so-called
mahaprayan song.

DEVIOUS AND SINFUL WAY

Baba has composed thousands of such melancholic songs. Devious political
motivations should never lead one to mislabel these songs. With our own
devious political reasons we should never mislabel these songs. If
we ever do that – knowingly or unknowingly – we are committing sin.

BABA’S BLESSING

As disciples of Shrii Shrii Anandamurti ji it is our duty to protect His
teachings and literature. We should not allow anyone to alter or mislabel His
melancholic songs as Mahaprayan song or death song of Parama Purusa. We
should not watch helplessly. We should come forward and save Bhagavad
dharma.

The song is melancholic and should remain as a melancholic song. It
should not be mislabeled and used for some other agenda like so-called
Mahaprayan.

Baba says, “We will not deviate an inch from our ideology, nor will we
allow others to do so…If one is not able to give the people proper
guidance, then at least one should not misguide them [the common
people]. One must not divert them from the proper path.” (Namah Shivaya
Shantaya, Disc: 14)

Baba says, “Scriptures containing spiritual injunctions must be totally
flawless.” (Namah Shivaya Shantaya, Disc: 14)

Namaskar,
Virendra

Note 1: DEVIOUS DESIGNATION AS DEATH SONG

At so-called mahaprayan, since 1990 onwards, purposely this song has
been sung and mislabeled as “The MPD song”. The meaning gets explained
in such a way to encourage the emotion that Parama Purusa has died. They
created this vibration by their tall talks and tried to permanently
label PS 2085 (and other melancholic songs) as Mahaprayan songs. Just
like a marriage song is only sung at marriage ceremonies; similarly they
want this song, PS #2085, to be exclusively designated as the Mahaprayan
song. That is the sinful thing that is going on. Parama Purusa is always
in the heart of devotees yet this feeling of death is imposed this
sinful program of “Mahaprayan”.

Note 2: MPD: RATIONALITY GONE, DOGMA PREVAILS

Just as idol worshipers are emotionally involved in idols and they do
not want to listen to the logic that idol worship crudifies them,
similarly in MPD the emotion is charged and people do not want to hear
that Parama Purusa, who they think died, is sitting in the heart
watching them yet they are treating Him as ordinary mortal who died. In
this case, blind emotion gets victory over rationality & devotion, while
dogma prevails.

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Food Affects Protoplasmic Cells

Baba says, “Whatever I get, that I will eat” – this must not be the
policy of a sane being. This human body is a composite of protoplasmic
cells, and these protoplasmic cells are made of the food we take in. If
the food and drink is defective, then the protoplasmic cells will also
become defective, and the human mind, which is the collective mind of so
many protoplasmic minds, will also become defective. That is why
ta’masik or static food has a negative influence on the human mind.”
(SS-18 p.3)

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