Archive for December 1st, 2010

Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2010 23:12:49 +0530
To: am-global@earthlink.net
From: “Priyanath C  Mittra”
Subject: Getting Rid of the Dogma


“Prabhu toma’r liila’ apa’r, buddhite ke bujhite pa’re…” (PS 507)


O’ Prabhu, Your divine liila is beyond all human comprehension. Merely
relying upon one’s own minute intellect, who can understand Your vast
cosmic liila– no one. Baba, You are present in form as well as in the
unexpressed universe. You reside within everything and You are also
surrounding each and every one. Baba, You are infinite.
Baba, by Your grace You are present in the depths of the deep blue ocean
as well as in the whiteish fog of the tall mountain peaks. Whereever I look
or see and even in the places that I cannot see, everything resides within
Your mind.
Baba, You are present in the poreless stone and lac and You are also
present in the revolving seasons. You are in the mobile as well as immobile
entities; You are everywhere. Baba, whatever I think and even what I do not
think, everything resides within Your mind. Baba, You are so vast.
Baba, Your liila is fathomless; I long for Your causeless grace; Baba, I
want Your shelter, please grace me…


One by one we are undoing and getting rid of the dogmas which various
group leaders created after 1990. Dogmatic Mahaprayan is on the way out;
the false phrase ‘Translated from the Original Bengali’ has been removed
from our AM Books; and now it is time to make one final push and get rid
of the Fake Ananda Vaniis.

We all know that the original and true Ananda Vaniis are golden bullets of
inspiration that inspire us to move ahead, overcome all obstacles, and lead
the humanity into the new crimson dawn. So Baba’s Ananda Vaniis are truly
unique. Even then some groupist leaders are thinking that they can create
their own false versions– and have come up with a tainted formula for
doing so.


Some may be thinking that:

‘Because Ananda Vaniis are small, since they are just one or two
paragraphs, so therefore to make one new Ananda Vanii, just take one Baba’s
discourse and select one tiny paragraph out of that. And that will be an
“Ananda Vanii”.’

A few may be thinking in this above distorted manner.

And indeed if anybody sees superficially then they will say that ‘Ok, true
Ananda Vaniis are generally one or sometimes two paragraphs. So the ruling
group or subgroup– whether B or H, Biharii, or non-Biharii etc– did fine
by collecting some excerpts or quotations from Baba’s long discourses. So
on the basis of size, their fake Ananda Vanii is ok.’ This is just one
misguided outlook.

So some may get confused because the the length of the true Ananda Vaniis
and the length of the fake Ananda Vaniis is the same. Means, the length of
Baba’s true Ananda Vaniis are one or two paragraphs, and in the same way
from the discourse various group leaderss select one paragraphs to create
their Fake Ananda Vanii. And then they stick on the name– Ananda Vanii–
when in fact what they are sending out is just a Fake Ananda Vanii.

Here the main ideas is that on the point of length or counting of words,
certain quotes and true Ananda Vaniis may be similar– in length. But
length is not the only criteria to measure anything. If you start valuing
anything with its length, then that will be a foolish approach.


For example, suppose, you chop the trunk of the elephant and you start
calling it a horse, who can believe that? Or, you chop a little bit from
the legs of the camel and then start calling it a cow. Because the camel
was a high animal. This type of logic, only babies or crazy people can
accept. Not anyone else.

Or taking the example of a car, you remove two wheels from that car. And
with the remaining two wheels you proclaim that “This car is now a
motorcycle. Because it has only two wheels. As, a motorbike has also two
wheels and now this car only two — so it is now a motorcycle.” All this
type of reasoning is nonsense.

Surely this approach will be a foolish approach if anybody does the above.
Just like, in the motorbike, only two wheels is not its sole
characteristic. Similarly in the true Ananda Vanii, its length is not its
only criteria. It has many more things, which we never find in those Fake
Ananda Vaniis which are mere selections from a bigger discourse. That is
why Baba designated the true Ananda Vanii as something unique– as “Ananda
Vanii”. So, this is unparalleled.


It is known that when Sarvatmanandaji was initially struggling to find out
some formula to create his fake Ananda Vaniis, then he finally devised his
plan & he called a CC meeting in order to generate group support.

And during the CC meeting they were all were thinking of a solution to
continue the tradition of Ananda Vanii. After long discussion, then one
great idea was put forth by one of Sarvatmanandji’s trusted pawns. He told,
“Don’t worry. Here is a unique idea to create fake Ananda Vaniis.  Because
the length of Ananda Vanii is small, one or two paragraphs. So take Baba’s
discourse. Select one or two paragraphs. And the length of this new
paragraph is the same as that of real Ananda Vaniis. And then just call
this new para as ‘Ananda Vanii’.”

Listening this, all the CC Purodhas clapped and accepted this idea. And
since then, this selection of a few paragraphs from Baba’s discourses and
passing to margiis as a new Ananda Vanii of “Shrii Shrii Anandamurtiiji” of
every year, is coming.

And H group has adopted this same model of Fake Ananda Vaniis. So now
multiple fake Ananda Vaniis are being presented each time. This is the
ongoing drama by such group and sub-group leaders.


Of course now after critical analysis margiis are realizing that (A) Ananda
Vaniis and (B) certain quotes of the discourses, are two different things,
not one.

1) Baba’s original Ananda Vaniis are unique teachings not repeated from
earlier discourses;
2) Baba’s original Ananda Vaniis are complete unto themselves; they are not
part of a greater chapter;
3) Baba’s original Ananda Vaniis were a special message both for that’moment
as well as for eternal time; only Parama Purusa Himself can give such a
4) Baba’s original Ananda Vaniis are self-contained truths;
5) Baba’s original Ananda Vaniis were hand-written Parama Purusa Himself.

In contrast, a quoted passage or an excerpt from a discourse does not fulfill
the above stipulations that comprise an Ananda Vanii.

In other words we can say, the current formula to produce fake Ananda
Vaniis is similar to these above noted animal examples. Take some discourse
and select one or two paragraphs and put the title “Ananda Vanii” and date
it ‘1st January, such-and-such year’. And – “Here it is, ready. New Ananda
Vanii”. How easy it is.

But those who are rational margiis and WTs, they understand that taking
some paragraphs of Baba’s discourse is just one quote. Neither it is a full
discourse, nor is it as pointed and conclusive as a true Ananda Vanii. So
at any cost, Baba’s quote cannot be called as “Baba’s Ananda Vanii”. And
they cannot be collected together with the “Ananda Vanii Samgraha” book.


Altogether we have 74 true Ananda Vaniis. If we allow to go on adding every
year two quotes, two new fake Ananda Vaniis, then in the next millennium
the total of fake Ananda Vaniis will be more than two thousand.

So we have to think. Carrying dogma is not good. Ultimately it will be
thrown out by future Ananda Margiis. Because Baba says, “Dogma no more no more”.

Here following is this divine teaching of Lord Shrii Shrii Anandamurtiji.
If we follow this, then no problem will remain on our path of
forward movement as the Fake Ananda Vaniis and other dogmas will be gone

Baba says, “There are many good people in the society– noble people
engaged in noble deeds– who are not ready to fight against wrongs and
injustices. This sort of passive benevolence does not really promote the
cause of human progress in the world.” (AV 8, p.51)


By Baba’s infinite grace and with the strength of many devoted margiis and
wts our Marga is going to rise up tall. None should think that our AM will
be forever sunk in groupism & dogma. It is sure that soon it will be dharma

Baba says, “Under no circumstances should human beings be pessimistic. That
is why I am always an incorrigible optimist, because I know that optimism
is life.” (AFPS-3)



Just as we cannot create a Fake Supreme Command from a few paragraphs of
His discourses. In the same way, we do not have the right to create some
fake Ananda Vaniis.


True Ananda Vaniis are unparalleled, full of spirit, and they give
the clarion call of marching song and victory. So that is the greatness of
Ananda Vanii.

Note 3:               FIGHTING SPIRIT OF VANIIS

In the real Ananda Vaniis of Baba, He is inspiring strong fighting
tendency. To overcome injustice and exploitation in the society. But the
so-called Ananda Vaniis since 1991 never deal on this societal point. Or
if they do it is directed towards fighting against the opposite group, when
Baba’s idea is that we should not fight amongst ourselves, but rather against
dogma– i.e. against dogmas like Fake Ananda Vaniis.

Note 4:              SOURCE OF INSPIRATION

We must be alert. We should take it seriously that in the name of
Ananda Vanii, certain groupist factions are trying to mislead margiis. To
avert and fix the situation of this current Ananda Vanii problem, we have
to depend on the real original treasure of true Ananda Vaniis. Such true
Ananda Vaniis are the eternal source of our inspiration.



Negative Teacher

Baba says, “Karna’s teacher was Parasurama. One day Parasurama and Karna
were engaged in a conversation. Parasurama for some reason or other was
tired, and he fell asleep, laying his head on Karna’s lap. At that moment a
deadly insect gave a sharp bite to Karna’s thigh, and it started bleeding
profusely. Karna was in great pain, no doubt, but he neither made any sound
nor moved his legs even in the slightest, lest it should disturb the sleep
of his guru…Later, when Parasurama woke up, he wanted to know why there
was so much blood. Karna said, ‘This bleeding is due to the biting of a
deadly insect on my thigh.’ Parasurama asked him, ‘Then why didn’t you make
any sound, or move your legs, or even wake me up ?’ Karna said in reply ‘I
didn’t do all those things because it would have disturbed your sleep. To
disturb my guru’s sleep would be a sacrilege on my part. Hence I refrained
from doing anything like that.’ Then Parasurama said to him, ‘Since you
have so much power to endure pain, certainly you were not born in a vipra
family.’ Parasurama was under the mistaken impression that Karna was a
vipra by birth…’So you must have been born in a Non-Brahmin Family’ said
Parasurama.” (MHB, p.62-3)

Note 1: In the above teaching it is clear that the teaching of Parasurama
was inappropriate and sinful. Because he was selecting his students on the
basis of caste. A proper teacher never commits such sin. On this silly
ground, Parasurama cursed Karna and kicked him out from the ashram.

Note 2: Similar sinful things are going on in our present AM society. If
any WT is not an ardent follower of a particular group then they will not
get kapalik sadhana or vishesh yoga from those groupist leaders. Such
“leaders” who are depriving others of their spiritual rights are sinners.

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