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Two Names, One Divine Entity

From: “Aaron Tenning”

To: am-global@earthlink.net

Subject: Two Names, One Divine Entity

Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2010 11:34:04 -0700 (PDT




“A’lo jhariye madhu ks’ariye a’ndha’r sa’riye tumi esecho…” (P.S. 1233)




Baba, You have come and by Your divine advent You are showering

effulgence, exuding nectar, and wiping away all darkness. Baba, You have

come– making the flowers blossom & graciously spreading happiness and

bliss to one and all. Baba, by Your august arrival everyone’s hopes and

longings have been fulfilled.

Baba, living beings were awakened by the deep yearning and pain of

longing in their heart. And with this feeling, in the anticipation & hope

of Your coming, they were awake, watching for Your arrival– constantly

looking towards Your path. Baba, this pain and longing of devotees

resonated in Your heart and You could no longer remain distant. Baba, You

have come and You are graciously pouring the basket of love– satisfying

everyone’s heart. The sleeping humanity has gotten new life by Your grace.

Baba– that river which dried up and evaporated, and that song which was

lost in the oblivion– the current of that very river and the tune of those

songs You have graciously brought along with You. [1]

Baba due to Your august advent You have inundated each and every heart

with the nectar of devotion. This is Your causeless grace…





[1] The inner idea is that when Parama Purusa comes and He saturates the

heart with deep devotion, then all those feelings of love and which had

dried up start to blossom. In the above song, the river signifies the flow

of devotion and the song and melody refers to that subtler expression of

devotional feeling.






On and off the topic comes about why some of our AM books are signed as

Shrii PR Sarkar whereas other books are signed as Shrii Shrii Anandamurtiji.

People were going back and forth wondering if these are two

personalities or one personality.


In addition there is general confusion about this as some think and

distrbute their propaganda that Shrii PR Sarkar and Shrii Shrii

Anandamurtiji are two different entities.


So here are some points related with this question:


(1) Look at it this way, Shrii PR Sarkar and Shrii Shrii Anandamurtiji

certainly refer to one singular Entity.


For example, in the mundane sphere it is just like the situation of my

mother. I call her mother; my sons and daughters call grandmother or

grandma; my cousin calls here Aunty. And like this it goes on. But that

does not mean that mother is really three different personalities or more.

And further when she was working in office she has her official designation

also. Official persons were calling her yet a different name. So that

single personality, my mother, has so many names according to their relation

and work. And indeed this is the case with most people. According to

the situation they have a given name, yet all along they are the same person

and personality.



(2) Baba’s following graphic example is moving in this same direction:


Baba says, “I told you that the same man, Ramajiivana, is known as Rama to

his father, as Ramu at work – and his children say `Babujii’, and his

students `Master Sahib’. and when he is moving along the street wearing a

topii, the taungavala will say ,`Hey topii! Hey topii! Hey topii! He

becomes a topii. But the man is that single man Rama.” (AV-3)



(3) Who does not know that Parama Purusha has infinite names. So many names

because He has infinite attributions. Each attribution carries a different

name. In Ananda Vacanamrtam discourse, Baba says


“So Paramashiva, the Sadguru and Ta’raka Brahma are beyond the scope of the

gun’atrikon’a… O Lord, Thou are the controller of everything, but there

is nobody to control You. Your gun’as are beyond the scope of counting.

Nobody can count how many gun’as are there. ” (AVM, part 3, ‘Sadgurum Tvam

Namami’, p.46, )


(4) Seer, Poet & devotee Padmadanta also expressed like that. When devotees

asked seer Padmadanta to write some poem. He told that b/c Lord has

infinite guna, it is not possible to write by me. Then he wrote one shloka.

In that Padmadanta writes that only Parama Purusha can tell about His

attributions. And that Parama Purusa is One.



(5) So you see that infinite attribution infinite name. BABA is Sadguru so

He is like that. About Lord Shiva we know so many names and so many we do

not know also. But at least more than 2 dozen well known names are there

like: Pashupati, Nata’raj, Trilocan, Vya’gra’mbar, Paincca’nan, Vireshvar,

Mahadev, Vaidyana’th, Shiva’, Maheshvara, Ma’ya’diish, Niil Kanth,

Ganga’dhar, Gaoripati, Deveshvar, A’dipita’, Mantresh, Mahakoala, Ta’rak

Na’th, Liila’dhara, Shankar, Kalbhairav, Adinath, A’shutosh, Vajradhar,

Hara, Shambhu, Vibhu’tinath etc…

Interesting thing is nobody amongst those dogmatic Hindu worshippers of

Lord Shiva raises the point that Shiva has different/multiple personalities

according to the attribution and name.



(6) So the whole idea of my letter is that Baba is Parama Purusha. HE has

infinite names– one for each of His infinite attributions. But no one

should think that these names refer to different personalities. Parama

Purusa is one Entity with different names.



(7) Ultimate then, the conclusion was easiliy reached that Shrii PR Sarkar

and Shrii Shrii Anandamurtiji are the same. One personality with two names.



(8) And top of all we know that the name Shrii PR Sarkar is for non-Margiis

and the name Shrii Shrii Anandamurtiji is for Ananda Margiis.


Here following is Baba’s blessing:


Baba says, “O human beings, O’ painstaking human beings, don’t be afraid,

dont’ be disheartened, I am for you. O’ human beings please come, you

please come, I am for you.” (SS-12, p. 78)







Dirty Habits Die Hard


Baba says, “[After] taking a bath…soap, oil, and comb should be used

every day.” (Caryacarya-III)


Note: All around the globe every margii is aware about 16 Points and all of

Baba’s teachings on health and hygene. Even then a few do not incorporate

all these guidelines into their practical lives. Means some do not apply

oil to their joints etc. So on paper they are aware about everything yet at

retreats one or two may even tell others to follow those things when they

themselves do not do this.


So in total there are 4 categories. Those who are aware; those who are not

aware; those who point out others; and those who do not recommend this to

others. And there may be some other categories also.


However, Baba has made it mandadory that after bathing one should comb the

hair of the joints of the body and also apply an ample amount of oil to

those regions well. This is Baba’s distinct guideline and most margiis and

wts strictly adhere to this teaching.


But a very small population of Ananda Margiis shy away from this practice–

for one reason or another. It is sometimes seen that those stuck in a

dogmatic western approach to life do not like to use any oil because they

got addicted to using scented perfume etc. And there may be other reasons

why in so-called advanced countries people do not follow this point of

using oil– neither they apply it to their joints nor on their head. And in

other parts of the globe a few have their own private reasons why they

avoid using oil.


In contrast in those countries where oil is used more regularly used, then

new margiis readily adapt to the practice of putting oil on the joints.

Means they quickly adopt this new practice. Because their mind is naturally

open to this idea; whereas in some western nations a couple people are

reticent to ever use oil– that is why it is commonly proclaimed that this

is one of the dogmas of the west.


But most Ananda Margiis practice the use of oil and certainly there are

some sectors where it is even more widely practiced. And in that case those

practitioners naturally get all the special benefits. And indeed there is a

very significant reason behind all this which Baba has given. Namely that

the lymph glands are located there in the joints and by applying oil to

those areas then the lymphatic glands get the nourishment they need.

Note 2: One need not spend a lot of money purchasing oil and it need not be

an imported variety. Rather in each area of the globe margiis should use

that type of oil which is commonly available to them at at reasonable

price. At the same time the oil should not be low-grade either. It should

be a standard variety from that area. In India many use coconut oil while

in the Mediterranean olive oil is more widely available. And like that from

place to place it will vary so everyone should experiment and use one of

the locally produced oils and find one they like best. this is the

Proutistic way.



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