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Date: Wed, 02 Feb 2011 14:14:52 +0100

To: am-global@earthlink.net

From: Omkaranath Deva

Subject: Vivek Needed

 

Baba

 

== VIVEK NEEDED ==

 

Namaskar,

Vivek is the need of the day as Baba has declared that in the present era

hypocrisy is rampant. The central idea being that without a strong sense of

discrimination one will get duped by the leading hypocrites or tall talkers

of the society. This is what happens day in and day out to the general

public. Indeed, this is even more so in these tumultous times wherein

masses have begun taking to the streets to express their frustrations

with the present conditions. In that case new “leaders” are bound to arise.

 

Some of these leaders may indeed have genuine feeling to lead but lack

our Proutistic solutions and other rising leaders are just plain hypocrites.

Everyone has to be aware.

 

 

OUR POSITION IS BETTER

 

For Ananda Margiis though the case is entirely different. By Baba’s divine

grace we have developed greater vivek (discrimination) through spiritual

practice and by studying His social teachings. Through the dual approach of

sadhana and study by Baba’s grace our minds are becoming pointed and

capable of properly evaluating the social scene.

 

Even then on occasion a few in our Marga regularly get mesmerized by some of the

tall-talkers in the general society and they think such persons will be the

leaders of Prout. Reason being that they get impressed by hearing the

flowery yet crooked propaganda of such speakers.

 

 

BABA’S WARNINGS

 

That’s why Baba guides us not to be taken in or befooled by such political

propaganda artists.

 

Baba says, “Do not be misled by anybody’s tall talks. Judge merit by seeing

the performance.” (CC part 2, p 13)

 

The sense anyone can give high sounding lectures and glorified promises,

that is why Baba directs to critically evaluate the quality of their actions.

 

Baba opens eyes to one other fact. Namely that various political leaders

will say and promise anything in order to get hold of the post. With tears

in their eyes they will outrightly speak out against and console the plight

of the poor. Yet side by side after gaining victory in the elections

leaders will totally forget and ignore their stated promises.

 

In his teaching about pashvacar– animals in human form– Baba warns us

about the crookedness of such persons. Because they think one thing, speak

something else, and do something totally different. There is not a shred of

consistency between their thoughts, words, and actions. That is why they

are C-grade type of persons– the lowest of the low.

 

 

HOW TO SELECT LEADERS

 

Here following are two of Baba’s distinct and dharmic guidelines about

selecting the proper social leaders.

 

Baba says, “Love all, trust in all, but do not give responsibility to those

not established in Yama-Niyama.” (CC-2, ‘Society’, pt#3)

 

Baba says, “Those not established in Yama Niyama should not get the

opportunity to assume leadership of anyone.” (CC-2, ‘Society, pt#26-d)

 

The central idea is that those not established in the ideals of spiritual

morality should never get scope be to sit in the pilot’s chair. They should

never get opportunity to lead.

 

Unfortunately these days from east to west, the entire political arena is

full of such incompetent persons– those who show a blatant lack of

integrity. But they get their post by their high sounding words. And time

and time again the general public gets befooled. This is the sorry state of

affairs.

 

 

QUALITIES OF TRUE LEADERS

 

Here following Baba reminds us of who qualify to be the guides of society.

 

Baba says, “Sadvipras are those who follow the principles of Yama and

Niyama– the principles of spiritual morality– and are devoted to the

Supreme Consciousness.” (Prout 18)

 

Baba says, “People will recognise sadvipras by their exemplary conduct,

selfless service, dutifulness and moral integrity.” (Prout 18)

 

Baba says, “Only sadvipras can serve all human beings selflessly and lead

others along the path of all-round advancement.” (Prout 18)

 

Baba says, “These sadvipras — those who follow a correct philosophy of

life and practice a correct system of sa’dhana’ or spiritual practices —

will be the leaders of the society in the future.” (Prout 18)

 

To avoid further crisis we should grab hold of Baba’s feet and strictly

adhere to his above stated guidelines– never allowing ourselves to put

negative persons in the helm.

 

In addition, it is our duty to raise awareness with the general populace

and educate society as we are heading into a tremedous stage of socio-

political transition, and if people know what to look for in a leader,

it will spare society much difficulty and hardship.

 

 

BABA’S BLESSING

 

Baba says, “Soon comes the day of change when the… the high sand

embankments get washed away by the floods of revolution.” (Prout)

 

Namaskar,

Omnkarnath Deva

 

Baba says, “At the time of initiation or shortly afterwards, those who do not

have a Sanskrit name should be given one by the ácárya/á. The word deva should

be suffixed to the name…the more the usage of deva as a title, the better it

is. The Sanskrit name should be used in all worldly dealings.” (Caryacarya-1)

 

 

Note: SOME GOT CONFUSED IN THE PAST

 

In the recent past a few simple Proutists were thinking that people like

form Arundhati Roy to Ralph Nader where the next great leaders for society. And

while such persons may have done good research and may possess certain skills,

they do not have the necessary teachings or practices to be a Prout leader. They

may be able to give rousing talks and glaring statistics, but Baba advocates

that the seed vessel of a leader’s mind must be imbibed with spiritual morality

and neo-humanism, otherwise one will invariably be prone to their own agenda.

 

 

PRABHAT SAMGIITA

 

“Tumi esecho bha’lobesecho phule hesecho…” (PS 2778)

 

Purport:

 

Baba, by Your divine grace You have come and loved me and You are

smiling like the flowers. Baba, by Your grace You have brought the message

of hope along with You, and infused the feeling of optimism in my heart. My

mind which was clouded with hopelessness has now gotten new light by Your

august arrival. Baba, You are gracing me by singing Your divine songs.

Baba, You have inundated this entire universe with the nectar of

immortality.

With the sweet and gentle breeze and with the warmth of the heart, You have

graciously infused devotion within each and every created being of this

expressed universe– by this way You go on divinely dancing*. From the

mountain peaks down to the ocean depths up to the deep blue sky,

everywhere You have saturated everything in Your divine love.

Baba, You have divinely vibrated the great sky with the eternal sonorous

sound of Your nu’pur*. Hearing the attractive melody of Your divine flute,

my heart and mind sways in bliss. Baba, by Your grace You have lit the lamp

of devotion in my heart; my entire existence– my every atom and molecule–

is ensconced in the bliss of Your supreme ideation.

Baba, with Your sweet and charming smile You have come in my heart and

loved me. Baba, You have showered causeless grace…

 

Asterisk Notes (*):

 

*Divinely Dancing: This entire universe is His divine dance; all the flora,

fauna, everything is His expression and moving according to His rhythm.

That is why Baba has given the title of one book as, “The Eternal Dance of

the Macrocosm”.

 

*Nu’pur= The literal meaning of Nupur is ankle bell but here it does not

mean that Baba is dancing on the stage in a large performance hall with an

ankle bell on His foot, just like other dancers do. Rather His divine ankle

bell represents the expression of that eternal sound: Omnkara. So ankle

bell means one of the sounds of divine realisation. For Baba’s descriptive

discourse about the sounds of realisation please refer to His famous

discourse titled, ‘The Six Stages of Realisation’, which is the third

chapter of His book, “Nama’mi Krs’n’a Sundaram”.

 

 

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UNKNOWN FACT ABOUT WEALTH

 

Baba says, “In the subtle economic sense, the value of wealth is the real

wealth. Wealth, if not properly defined, may mean only riches. But the

value of wealth is to be measured in terms of its capacity to purchase

commodities. That is, the purchasing capacity of wealth is its real value.

This real value of wealth has not yet been properly understood in numerical

terms by economists.” (Proutist Economics, p. 269)

 

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