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Archive for December 14th, 2010

Date: 14 Dec 2010 05:07:46 -0000

From: “Bhavanath Rajpal”

To: am-global@earthlink.net

Subject: The Case for A’nanda Va’niis

 

Baba

 

“Toma’r liila’ tumii bojha, a’ro keu ta’ha’ bujhite ki pa’re…” (P.S. 722)

 

Purport:

 

Baba, You are so loving and unique. Only You can understand Your divine

liila. No one except You can know the way You are playing liila. Who can

understand Your liila? Before understanding the liila of Liilamaya (Liila

Personified), I will have to realise You, the Liilamaya. In order to

understand the divine play I will have to realise You, the Controller.

Baba, You are my Heart of hearts.

Why does the sun rise in the east. And why does it always set in the

west. And why does it make a purple coloured sunset. Why do all these

things happen? Baba only You know. And why only one moon is floating in the

sky, yet by that way the night becomes effulgent with the moonlight. Why do

such things occur? Who arranges all these affairs? Why this liila? Who is

behind these things? Baba, only You know.

To know Your liila is impossible. Why snow forms on the high peaks of

the mountains; and why the color of the sky is blue; and why pearls have a

brilliant white colour. Why each and everything has its own inherent

qualities. Who can understand all this– only You Baba.

Baba, please grace me to understand and realise You. Baba to understand

Your liila is very difficult. That is why I have only one desire– to

understand You. And without Your grace it is not possible. Please grace me,

O’ Liilamaya….

 

 

== THE CASE FOR A’NANDA VA’NIIS ==

 

Namaskar,

Of all Baba’s divine teachings, Ananda Vaniis are some of the most rare.

His discourses number in the thousands; His talks on dharma number in the

hundreds; even His sutras of Ananda Sutram top the century mark being 125

in total. However in this universe there are only 74 original and true

Ananda Vaniis. So they are something quite unique– yet also a bit overlooked.

 

Here below are some important points about the great significance of Ananda

Vaniis. And in particular why we should be vigilant to get the purports of

these magnificent and eternal guidelines.

 

Already the Fake Ananda Vaniis created by groupists are getting rejected

by margiis all over, the below writing further substantiates the view that

only Baba’s original and true A’nanda Va’niis should be accepted.

 

 

ANANDA VANIIS HAVE PURPORTS

 

All along it was has been the standard practice for Baba’s discourses to be

translated into as many languages as possible– but never was further

explanation given about a particular discourse by Baba Himself. Classes may

have been offered later on by this or that acarya, but Baba never would

deliver a discourse and then directly afterwards give further explanation

about that very discourse. This was not done. Reason being that His

discourses are already explanatory in nature and contain numerous stories,

analogies, and descriptions in order to make the matter perfectly clear and

understandable.

 

In contrast, with His Ananda Vaniis the case is totally different. They are

pointed, distilled teachings given in concentrated form– hence they demand

further elaboration and explanation. For this reason Baba Himself was

delivering purports for His Ananda Vaniis during DMC itself.

 

As many are aware, Baba’s Ananda Vaniis are only a few lines in length and

Baba Himself would write it down in His own handwriting. And then that very

Vanii was read aloud at DMC in all the languages. Directly afterwards Baba

Himself would give a line by line explanation of the Ananda Vanii. This

would happen for half-an-hour or more. So you can imagine how much He used

to say. So He Himself would give the initial explanation and thereafter

others were invited to speak and share their understanding of the Vanii–

and during that period Baba would often interject in order to lovingly

guide the Margii speaker.

 

But always the system was that first the Vaniis would be read in the

various languages; second Baba would provide His own explanation or

purport; and then others were also called up to comment and say something.

This was the regular pattern.

 

All done in this fashion because Baba’s Ananda Vaniis are so dense and

intensely concise.

 

 

ANANDA VANIIS ARE SIMILAR TO

 

Altogether His Ananda Vaniis are similar to the Samgacchadhvam mantra, Guru

Puja, etc in that a discourse is needed to provide the meaning of the

mantra. Likewise Baba was giving extended purports of His Ananda Vaniis to

provide further insight about their meaning.

 

So by this way we can understand that Baba’s original and true Ananda

Vaniis are very concentrated and very pointed. Treating them as ordinary

discourses is not at alll appropriate since Baba used to give explanations

or purports for those very Ananda Vaniis.

 

Overall Baba’s Ananda Vaniis are similar to the case of Prabhat Samgiita

and Ananda Sutram in that Baba has given purports for each of these three

genres. Baba’s original Ananda Vaniis are about inspiration and moving

ahead whereas Prabhat Samgiita comes within the scope of aesthetic &

supra-aesthetic science and Ananda Sutram is our philosophical treatise.

 

But all these are similar in that they all fall in the same unique

category– as they all demand further explanation such that Baba Himself

has given purports for all these three teachings.

 

 

WHY FAKE ANANDA VANII

 

In contrast this quality or concentrated approach is not there in the

quotes of His regular discourses. Hence when groupist leaders take a few

lines from one of the standard discourses and falsely present that as an

Ananda Vanii then that is not the way & against His system. That is nothing

but a Fake Ananda Vanii. And those doing this are culprits since they are

degrading the real status of Baba’s true Ananda Vanii.

 

Finally when the Author– BABA– has given a title of a particular discourse

as an Ananda Vaniii, then if one is bringing in quotes from a regular style

discourse and calling it as an Ananda Vanii, this is all non-sense. One

cannot give a quote as Ananda Vanii. Because Ananda Vanii’s are in a

totally different league. Plus calling them as Ananda Vaniis is against Baba’s

system– and against Baba’s desire.

 

 

BABA’S BLESSING

 

By Baba’s grace we must always remember that Baba is Parama Purusa and all

He has given is apta vakya– eternal truth, so why should some things be His

original and true Ananda Vaniis be discarded, marked as being outdated or

replaced by something entirely Fake. Rather we should celebrate the dharmic

quality and everlasting value of Baba’s original Ananda Vanii.

 

Namaskar,

Bhavanath

 

 

NOTE 1: THE INTEGRITY OF TRUE ANANDA VANIIS

 

With Baba’s original and true Ananda Vaniis it is important to read

them several times in order to get the full meaning and value. Because they

are concentrated teachings of pure dharma. In contrast the present day fake

Ananda Vaniis are of a different breed since they were just “borrowed”

from an existing discourse. But Baba’s true Ananda Vaniis are special

messages that are different from His teachings in the discourses. The main

thing being that they are very dense and full of unseen wisdom. That is why

without proper explanation many may not properly understand Baba’s true

Ananda Vaniis.

 

 

NOTE 2: MAKING THE ANANDA VANII PURPORTS AVAILABLE TO MARGIIS

 

All know that Baba has given purports for Ananda Sutram & Prabhat

Samgiita– as those purports have made it into book form. But nowadays the

purports of Ananda Vaniis are not at all being recognised. Some got

recorded and some not. But none are being recognised or referred to. When

surely many years worth of Baba’s purports of Ananda Vaniis were recorded

and heard by one and all in the DMC pandal itself. So these explanations

should be accepted as discourses. A call then must be put forth to recover

and print those pristine purports which Baba has given for Ananda Vaniis.

 

 

NOTE 3: ANANDA VANIIS ARE OF ETERNAL VALUE

 

As Ananda Margiis, we know that Baba has always utilized each and every day

to bestow upon us innumerable new teachings and countless special

guidelines. Often that has come in the form of a discourse or Prabhat

Samgiita or field walk etc. In that way each and every discourse or Prabhat

Samgiita song is dated and marked where it has been given.

 

Of course, though, every bhakta clearly understands that the given

discourse or Prabhat Samgiita song has eternal and permanent value. No one

thinks that the discourse was only useful on that particular day when it

was given and that thereafter it has no relevance. None think in this manner.

Rather we all consider that the discourse which Baba has given is a

universal teaching that transcends time, space, and person– and that the

attached date is for record purposes only. In that way all Baba’s divine

teachings can be organised in chronological fashion yet retain their own

original integrity timeless quality.

 

Hence the matter is straightforward & clear.

 

Unfortunately, though, Baba’s original and true Ananda Vaniis are not

getting treated in that same dharmic fashion. Because although Ananda

Vaniis are eternal in nature and universal in application, some persons are

limiting the relevance of a given Ananda Vanii to a particular date and

year. They think that every Ananda Vanii is of January 1 of such-&-such

year or of Ananda Purnima of such-and-such year and that now it is

outdated. This is their misguided outlook.

 

So in that way Baba’s divine and timeless Ananda Vaniis are not getting

their duly deserved eternal status.

 

Just as Ananda Sutram is of a universal and timeless value, same is

the case with our Ananda Vaniis. They can be referred to and studied again

and again just like various sutras, but this is not being done.

Means Ananda Vaniis are not respected as being eternal guidelines;

rather some off the mark people wrongly consider Ananda Vaniis to be

limited to a particular time and place.

 

Just as the sutras of Ananda Sutram are treated as key points of AM

philosophy, in the same way all the inspirational guidelines which Baba has

given as Ananda Vaniis deserve that same sanctified status. But instead

they are often treated as or reduced to something temporary or passing. As

if the Vanii of 1st January 1961 no longer applies to today’s world and

that that Vanii itself is just a point of history– nothing more. When true

devotees know that all Baba’s Ananda Vaniis are eternal guidelines,

applicable to numerous situations.

 

So that injustice has been done to our Ananda Vaniis.

 

Overall then we must work to restore the proper sanctity and reverence of

Ananda Vanii. Nobody tries to relegate Prabhat Samgiita or Baba’s

discourses to a specific place or person or date– thinking that they are

antiquated.

 

Similarly we cannot blame that Baba’s original Ananda Vaniis have gotten

old like one outdated crusty newspaper. But some are doing like that– so

that should be corrected.

 

Baba’s Ananda Vaniis are timeless and eternal and have their own special

status which must be maintained.

 

 

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Fight Against Death

 

Baba says, “The inner motivation of ta’n’d’ava is the following:

‘Destruction is inevitable, but I will continue to fight against

destruction through struggle’. So there is a skull in one hand and a dagger

in the other. The skull represents destruction, and the dagger represents

fight. The underlying feeling is ‘I will not surrender to destruction or

death. I will continue the struggle with this dagger’.” (9 Nov 1978 Calcutta)

 

 

1. In the aforesaid guideline, Baba is teaching the inner spirit of tandava.

2. Usually in this materialistic world, people fear death immensely.

Tandava is the solution.

3. During the daytime tandava must always be done with a skull and dagger,

as they are visible then.

4. But when it is dark, then a lit fire torch or flame (masha’la) should be

used. And the spirit of tandava should be remembered so that fear of death

will be eliminated from the mind.

5. This tandava dance is the only physical exercise of the brain.

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