Archive for December 8th, 2010

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From: Gaurishankar
Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2010 07:51:08
Subject: It Is A Psychic Disease


“A’so na’,  ja’o na’ kabhu, chile, a’cho, tha’kibe tumi…”  (P.S. 590)


Baba, You neither come nor go. You were, You are, and You will remain
forever with everyone. You are liila personified; You go on playing Your
liila like this.
In the last so many millions and millions of years, those who were
existing in Your infinite bosom, still today they are and they will remain
there. Everyone’s abode is within You. And whoever will come in future up
to thousands and millions of years, they will also never get destroyed.
They will always remain within You. Having everyone together You go on
playing Your liila in this beginningless to endless way.
Baba, because of this infinite quality of Yours I do sastaunga pranam again
and again at Your lotus feet. Those who are millions of light years away
from You, they will also never be lost in oblivion. They are dancing within
You. With Your love You are tying everyone close to You. Baba, because of
Your infinite charm and grace my whole existence is surrendered at Your


Our Ananda Marga has reached a critical phase. While we all know that groupism
is bad – it still plagues our Marga. A few people who are sincerely trying
to repair our organisation resort to groupist means. Various “calls for unity”
prescribe merging or sharing power between various groups when in fact unity
can only result from following ideology. It never stems from mixing or matching
various groups.

Baba says, “Human unity is purely an ideological unity, which means unity
in the psychic sphere. Where there is psychic unity, physical unity will also
occur. In the realm of unity, unity is always psychic – ideological unity
means unity in the subtlest level of the mind.” (PNS-15)

Baba says, “However, psychic or ideological unity may be affected if we
encourage the exploitation of one group by another. So to avoid this
there should not be any scope for exploitation in society.” (PNS-15)

Groupism is one type of dogma, which unfortunately is still followed in our
Marga today, knowingly or unknowingly. We should all increase our awareness
of this psychic disease and warn others.


Animals are unable to ascertain their suffering from a physical problem
and are hence unable to treat their physical disease. They feel that some problem
is present, but they don’t know what is their exact problem – i.e. what sort of
disease. To recognize a physical disease is the work of one’s psychic
faculty. Human beings are psychically developed, that’s why humans can easily
recognize their physical diseases, whereas animals cannot.

The next step is psychic disease. Primarily, human beings are psychic. And
in the mind, there may be various diseases. Some individuals can recognize these
psychic diseases, and some cannot. Just like, animals cannot recognize
their physical disease, in the same way human beings cannot recognize their
own psychic diseases. To recognize psychic disease, it needs spiritual
strength. Those who are not spiritually elevated cannot understand
their own mental problem nor what type of psychic disease they are suffering from.


Baba has given quite a number of discourses on this very problem. One such
book is, “Liberation of Intellect and Neohumanism”. There Baba
describes how geo-sentiment, socio-sentiment  etc are serious types
of contagious psychic diseases. Talking about these psychic diseases, Baba
says that socio-sentiment is a million times more dangerous than
geo-sentiment. Both geo- and socio-sentiments are psychic diseases. But
geo-sentiment has some link with physical boundary lines, that’s why it is
less harmful. And socio-sentiment is more psychic in nature, that’s why it
is more dangerous. Another name of the disease socio-sentiment, is groupism.

Since 1982, margiis and WTs have been reading and learning about the
‘liberation of intellect’. That’s why, if you invite anybody to join in any
group, they will not feel comfortable. Because, in our Marg everyone thinks
that groupism is not good. Because of this awareness, some selfish and
cunning groupist leaders never like to accept that they are
propagating groupism. But by seeing their agenda, working system, plans and
programs etc, one can easily reach to the conclusion that their whole plan
and program is nothing but the propagation and enhancement of their group.

We have to recognize groupist outlook by the action. That’s why Baba says
in His discourses that we should not get overwhelmed/convinced with the
tall talks of such propaganda. All such confusion happens because of
simplicity and lack of spirituality.


By seeing the nature of their work or propaganda, one can easily recognize
such groupists. By any number of examples we can see how various group leaders
are not neohumanistic.


The basic point with regard to the issue of Ananda Vanii is that Baba has
given the distinct title “Ananda Vanii” to refer to a certain type of
His teachings. And with love and reverence for Guru, as disciples we should
follow His view and guideline. Therefore we should not issue quotes from
other discourses in the name of Ananda Vanii. Because those quotes belong
in their respective discourses and were never meant to stand alone and be
presented as Ananda Vaniis. That is Baba’s system. Thus any person or group
issuing their own Fake Ananda Vanii is going against Baba’s divine guidelines.
In their mind they may think that their group has tha authority to issue an
Ananda Vanii, but this is nothing but their diseased outlook of groupism.


For so many years in the past various “leaders” and more recently have tried to
sideline the margiis from taking leadership roles in the organisation so that
they themselves could continue their exploitation and selfish tricks. With the
intention to exploit Margiis, they altered the entire Bhukti Pradhan manual &
created so many negative rules. Anyone doing such things – directly or indirectly –
suffers from the psychic disease of groupism. So that is another way to discern
who is groupist and who not.


As we know Baba is neither bound to a Memorial building in Kolkata
(Mahasamadhi place) nor in Patna Jail or Jamalpur. Yet certain groups are
involved in their one after another dogmatic tiirtha campaigns.

The dogma related with Jamalpur and Tiljala is part of one deep seeded plan
like the religious dogma of old. We should not allow them to bind Baba in
some crude place by dogmatic people. History shows how the propagators of
dogma for their selfish mundane gain did and are doing like this. As an
easy way of making money, they infuse this cheap sentiment to empty the
pockets of margiis. Hence the dogmas of: Mahasamadhi, Jamalpur tiirtha,
Patna Jail tiirtha , Tiljala tiirtha (i.e. MPD) etc..

Like this countless points are there; we should be aware.


So this groupism is a psychic disease; and neo-humanism is the only cure.

Hence the duty and responsibility of rational margiis and WTs is to propagate
Baba’s neohumanistic ideology. And wherever groupism is raising its head,
we should quicky recognise it and strike at it mercilessly in a firm manner.

We should remember this following Baba’s teaching.

Baba says, “Where there is no propagation of satya people indulge in
individual selfishness or group selfishness. The aim or object is not
enlivened with the spirit of collective welfare. The only object of the
party concerned is how to establish oneself in this material world [getting
Purodhaship] by means of the use of well-knit language and cunningness.”
(Tattvika Diipika’, p.1)


By Baba’s grace, all these years Baba taught us that in any negative circumstances,
we should not lose our patience and at the same time, we should keep our
eyes fixed on our goal. Our goal is Parama Purusa. And our path is the path
of neohumanism. Ananda Marga ideology. Those who will follow dharma, they
will be victorious.

Baba says, “Thus only neohumanism can save the universe, only neohumanism
can save human existence. So now, we are to sing the songs of neohumanism.
…Let all the hearts of the entire created universe, dance in ecstasy.
This is the goal of the day. We are for all.” (PNS 9)

At His lotus feet,

Real Wealth:

One Should Ponder, Assimilate, and Practice

Parama Purusa BABA says, “Those who seek to attain the permanent cessation
of afflictions in their lives, have no other way than to follow this path
of sadhana. Imagine that a certain person had accumulated vast wealth due
to his life long’s diligent labor. It may be that the person, in the days
of his prosperity, was a central figure in the society. But at the end of
his life he may suffered a wretched existence, bemoaning his losses in the
arid desert of his heart. The reason is that the person had an insatiable
thirst for material objects and never tried to identify his individual flow
with the cosmic flow. On the other hand, a person living in a thatched hut
may not forget Parama Purus’a even in the midst of abject poverty and never
deviates from the goal of his life. Such a person’s life can never lose its
charm. Every dust particle of this earth will seem to be as sweet as honey
to him. Likewise, his existence will acquire the sweetness  of honey.”
(APH-4, pg 290)

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