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Date: Tue, 01 Mar 2011 06:22:43 -0700

To: am-global@earthlink.net

From: Reynolds_HT

Subject: Easy To Understand When Story is Ripe

 

Baba

 

== EASY TO UNDERSTAND WHEN STORY IS RIPE ==

 

Namaskar,

Baba’s following teaching is highly indicative of what today’s tyrants are going through. As we watch one leader after another topple in the Middle East, it is very easy to apply Baba’s mandate – as these events are unfolding before our very eyes.

 

 

NOWHERE TO HIDE – MUST UNDERGO THE CONSEQUENCES

 

Na antalikkhe na samuddamajjhe

Na pabbatanam vivaram pavissa

Na vijjati so jagatippadeso

Yatthatthitam nappasaheyya maccu.

 

Baba says, “Suppose a person commits a wrong by accepting a bribe. While receiving the bribe he thinks that no one is watching, but that is impossible. A third entity is watching everything. No one can do anything secretly in this universe. But the bribe-taker thinks the opposite because avidyá shakti has placed a veil between him and the Supreme Being. This is a very dangerous situation. It is just like a hare being chased by a hunter: the hare sits down and covers its eyes with its ears and, thinks, “I cannot see anything, so the hunter cannot see anything either. Hence he won’t be able to kill me.” This is a deadly mistake! Wherever one commits a wrong, be it in the depths of the ocean or in a high mountain cave, one cannot escape the consequences: one will certainly be detected one day or another.” (Subhasita Samgraha – 18)

 

In His above teaching Baba guides us that no deed goes unseen in this universe. Some people mistakenly think that they can commit wrongful crimes and atrocities and keep those ills hidden. But, as Baba says, that is impossible. Parama Purusa sees everything. One will have to face the consequences – there is no way out, nowhere to hide. For every misdeed, there is a corresponding consequence. It is inevitable; there is no escape. That is Baba’s explicit warning.

 

 

CHAIN OF EVENTS IN THE MIDDLE EAST

 

Now today in the Middle East we see a rapid fire chain of events taking place. Rulers who have been in the seat of power for decades and decades are being yanked from their throne. The very public, which those ruthless despots exploited to the bone, is rising up and forcing these leaders out. For years and years such rulers thought their position was impregnable. They felt they could commit any crime they wanted to bolster their own prestige and power and that no harm could befall them. Now we see how wrong their calculation was. As Baba describes in His above teaching, such leaders were like that hare (i.e. rabbit) – just wallowing in their ignorance – totally unaware of the impending danger.

 

Here are but a few case examples which we have all witnessed within the last month.

 

Ben Ali ruled Tunisia for 24 years in a regime riddled with corruption, rampant exploitation, and countless injustices. He ruled as if nothing and no one could touch him – that he was beyond. He stole billions of dollars from the state and acted as if his stature was unchallengeable. Then, as we have all witnessed, in a short instant of time, the common people revolted. A swift uprising buoyed by the youths sealed Ben Ali’s fate. Those youths rebelled against the horrible economic conditions and untold ills. After 24 years of despotic rule, Ben Ali’s regime was torn down to the ground. A man who once was at the height of power was forced to flee for his life, and now he is in exile and lies in a coma – totally debilitated.

 

Likewise, in Egypt, Mubarak thought of himself as beyond all rebuke. He stole everything from the people, and poured billions into his personal bank account while the average Egyptian scratched for survival on a $2 a day budget. Mubarak had his hand in everything and he and his exploitative machine ruled Egypt with an iron fist for 30 years. Then, as we all saw, on the heels of Tunisia’s uprising, the Egyptian people poured into Tahrir square and called for his resignation. Their protests swelled, tensions mounted, and ultimately, within a few weeks, their demands were met. Mubarak’s rule, once seen as invincible, was torn down. He met his fate and now sits in seclusion awaiting judgment- his assets frozen and banned from all travel. The tables have turned and he too must face the consequences of his torturous rule.

 

Then of course there is the imminent fall of Momar Gaddafi in Libya. As we speak, a violent clash is taking place. Gaddafi tried to strong arm the people to accept his rule, but alas times have changed. His misdeeds have caught up with him. And now he is isolated – submerged in his own delusions. In the next day or so we will witness the end of his heinous 42 year rule. The day he never dreamed of is before him. He too will find no escape from his misdeeds. His end is very near.

 

What these three tryants all have in common is that in the not-too-distant past they thought their rule would last forever. They never thought that they would have to face the consequences. With their sky-kissing arrogance, they thought they could cheat, kill, suppress, and exploit the people without facing any backlash. But now their time has come. There is not escape. That is Baba’s stated teaching.

 

And not just these three, but all those despots steeped in sin will meet a similar fate. This chain of events will continue onward. That is the natural law. There is nowhere to hide in this universe. One must undergo the consequences of their misdeeds, sooner or later. That is the universal truth – that is Baba’s teaching.

 

 

PERSONAL CIRCUMSTANCE

 

While the events in the Middle East are quite dramatic, and depict how even the most powerful tyrant is bound to face the reactions of their criminal activities. Baba’s teaching is not limited to such despots alone.

 

In each and every place, big or small, wherever people reside there are some who misuse their power. Blinded by ego they think, “nothing can harm me, I may do as I please.” In that way they cheat and harm others. It may be between husband and wife, boss and employee, neighbor to neighbor, group to group, or whomever. Wherever one person or group grabs the upper hand then they generally fall under the false notion that they are unbeatable.

 

But in all such circumstances, they will one day meet their fate and undergo the consequences of their misdeeds. There is nowhere to run or hide. Everyone must be accountable to their each and every action. That is divine law.

 

So none should think that only crooked and crude leaders like Mubarak and Gaddafi are subject to this principle. No one should think, “This does not apply to me.”

 

As Baba guides us, this rule applies universally for everyone. Where there is sin – where there is injustice – where there is corruption etc, there will be consequences to follow. The funny thing is that one’s ego does not allow them to think that they too will meet their fate.

 

All should be alert and know that there is no place to hide – all one’s actions are seen by Parama Purusa.

 

 

BABA’S TEACHING

 

By Baba’s grace, we should all live by the tenets of yama and niyama and inspire others to do that same. In that way we can march forward onto the path of spirituality and leave behind the trappings of egoistic exploitation. Then our reactions will just be sweet and blissful.

 

We should be cent-per-cent vigilant that our actions are just. Then we will never be forced to suffer the consequences. When, cent per cent of the time we can remember that Parama Purusa is watching us – and that there is no place to hide – then we will save ourselves from all kinds of troubles and hardship. Then we will be strict in 16 Points, inspired by His loving countenance, and lead a dharmic life.

 

Baba says, “In an attempt to escape from one’s sins and misdeeds you may retire to the Himalayas from Kanpur, but you cannot go beyond that. So the question arises, where will you escape to? Suppose you commit some wrong, and to escape the evil outcome of those misdeeds and avoid punishment you try to hide yourself in the sky or in an unknown place or at the bottom of the sea or in a mountain cave. But can you really hide yourself anywhere? In fact in this universe there is not an inch of space where one can conceal oneself.” (Subháśita Saḿgraha Part 11)

 

Namaskar,

Harideva

 

 

Note 1: HERE AGAIN IS BABA’S TEACHING

 

Baba says, “Nothing is hidden from Him. Humans cannot conceal anything they do from Him. If you say to somebody, “Don’t tell anyone about this,” Parama Puruśa hears you saying privately not to tell anyone. Therefore it is said that He has a separate face for each unit being, with which He sees everyone. Na antariikśe na samudramajjhe – “Neither in the sky, nor in the ocean,” nor in a cave, can you hide yourself. Nowhere in the Cosmos can you hide from Him.” (Subhasita Samgraha – 21)

 

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Date: 01 Mar 2011 14:07:36 -0000

From: “Gurucharan Deva”

To: AM-GLOBAL

Subject: Coming 5th March: Dadhiici Divas

 

Baba

 

== UP & COMING EVENT: DADHIICI DIVAS ==

 

WHY ONLY 5TH MARCH IS DADHIICI DIVAS

 

Namaskar,

The day of Dadhiici Divas is soon approaching. And this celebrated day of

Dadhiici Divas– March 5– holds special significance as dharmic sadhakas

laid down their lives for the great cause of ideology. Hence this is an

occasion to honor those who sacrificed themselves and also a time to

remember the unprecedented dedication it took to build up and establish AM

ideology.

 

Of course now things are going on differently, but prior to ’90 many great

deeds and works were going on regularly. So we should recount those

sacrifices done for the sake of ideology and take up the vow that once again we

should protect and propagate this grand AM ideology.

 

 

DADHIICI DIVAS IS ONLY CELEBRATED ON ONE DAY

 

Initially Dadhiici Divas was declared in memory of those great souls who

lost their lives in that tragic incident of 5 March 1967. And then more

struggles ensued and dedicated sadhakas sacrificed their lives for AM

ideology.

 

So Baba created the system and gave the idea that this day of March 5

will be the one single day to remember & honour all those who sacrificed

their existence for the great call of dharma– AM ideology.

 

Initially the observation of Dadhiici Divas began with the historical

sacrifice of 5 March 1967. Wherein some dedicated workers and margiis were

tragically and brutally murdered in a barbarous attack by the Communist

Party (West Bengal). It happened in Ananda Nagar; and since then this day

is held in their honour. Yet over time Dadhiici Divas has become the day

which marks the occasion to remember when any and all Margiis and WTs

sacrificed their life for the great cause of AM ideology, i.e Bhagavad

Dharma– irrespective of which date and in which particular manner their lives

were actually sacrificed. Only one day is fixed to honor those who gave

their life for the ideals of AM. And that day is Dadhiici Divas, 5 March.

 

 

THE DETAILS OF THAT FATEFUL DAY

 

Here is a more in-depth look back at the events which transpired on that

fateful day of 5 March 1967 as well as the events leading up to it.

 

As is commonly known our Ananda Nagar was first started on over 1000 acres

of dusty land in Baglata, Purulia Dst West Bengal in 1964. And that time so

many beautiful projects and programmes were started to materialise Baba’s

vision. There were primary schools, a college, a medical clinic, a children’s

home, etc. Many great projects were going on.

 

But by 1967 serious resistance started to come from the nefarious communist

party– CPI(M). Those days the CPI controlled the entire local Purulia area

and they had a wicked grip on the West Bengal Govt by controlling many high

positions.

 

So now we can see how the tensions were mounting those days.

 

Because on the one hand due to selfless service by our Marga wholetimers in

& around Ananda Nagar, the local people/ villagers were getting benefited

and were coming close. And the villagers began to see how the CPI was

exploiting them.

 

In reaction, the CPI(M) began to instigate local movements to conspire

against AM. To that end, members plotted and convinced local BDO Ashok

Chakravarty against our AN Ashram. Then in Aug 1966 this BDO came to our

Ashram saying he wanted to be a member of the controlling body of our AM

Degree College.

 

When it was explained to him that unfortunately he did not meet our

Ashram’s regulations for such a position, then he became quite furious and

irate. Then to counter-attack and get revenge he returned in Feb 1967

demanding for our Marga to support the local communist candidate in the

General Elections. Of course our WT & Margii brothers and sisters humbly

explained about our socio-spiritual approach and told that we do not support any

political party, per se. In that circumstance this negative BDO was

determined for revenge.

 

And not only that but he was goaded on and supported by the CPI(M). And an

intensive campaign started to defame AM among Purulia locals. And one

serious plot was hatched to attack our Ananda Nagar Ashram. No doubt local

people had developed good relations with our Ashram due to the different

service projects. But communist workers worked hard to undermine that.

And together with the BDO they sabotaged our relation with the villagers

through numerous underhanded and grotesque scene.

 

For example the communists and the BDO secretly slaughtered many cows and

stealthily spread those remains around the villages in the middle of the

night. And they told and spread the rumours that the Ananda Marg Ashramites

were responsible for the nefarious work. Of course in that case Hindus were

furious since they worship the cow as a goddess. And the CPI(M) told the

Muslim villagers that the AM sadhus had been driven out of Pakistan and

settled in Purulia with deep hatred toward Muslims, and that they would

surely be stealing all their land.

 

So after drumming up sufficient nasty hatred among villagers, the CPI & BDO

held onerous another meeting in Susundi village on March 3rd 1967. And they made all the Hindus and Muslims present that day to swear by oath on Mahabarata and Koran books to remove these AM sadhus by any means, including murder.

 

And fifth March was decided to be the day to carry out their dark plot. It

was known by all, including AN Ashram residents, all Purulia gov’t and

police officials and West Bengal gov’t that the event was planned.

 

Certainly Ananda Marg Sannyasis appealed to both the Purulia gov’t and to

police multiple times for protection and security from the oncoming doom. But

all of those appeals were ignored. And just one skeletal, paltry force of

police was assigned to the ashram grounds. That was the night of March 4th

but it was all only to make a show etc. Proof being that by three

o’clock in the morning of 5th March, Ananda Nagar was declared as being safe

by chief of police. So he left to go back to Purulia, leaving behind only

a small show of around thirty men.

 

But that too was only in show, as in morning when attack came, not one

policeman raised his hand. And that terrible day of 5 March 1967, thousands

of armed villagers arrived on the scene goaded by the hatred inculcated by

CPI workers. And in that fury the villages swept through our Ananda Nagar

ashram, destroying everything in sight.

 

On their horror-stricken path hundreds of AM residents were seriously

wounded and five were struck dead with mortal wounds. And not just killed,

but butchered & mauled. Among those victims who fought bravely to defend

Ananda Nagar & AM way of life were Dadas Abhedananda and Sachidananda.

 

 

CELEBRATION OF THE DAY

 

Altogether, 5th March 1967 is a day never to be forgotten in Ananda Marga

history. A day to recognise those who died for the highest goal.

 

And not just that day but in 1969 and up through the terrible murder of 18

Avadhutas in broad day-light in the early 80’s, and after that also– all

such persons who sacrificed for the special cause of AM ideology are

honourably called as Dadhiicis. And March 5 is in their memory as well.

 

In this way, Dadhiici Divas is known as a day of great dedication and

sacrifice for the high ideal of AM ideology.

 

 

HOW THINGS HAVE CHANGED

 

Thus in the past, prior to ’90, so many great things were done with much

heart-felt dedication for the establishment of our universal AM mission.

 

Unfortunately nowadays group leaders are moving in a totally different

flow, as they just remain engaged in various divisive misdeeds. And with

their greed and selfishness they are breaking everything– just making

their own cakes– and not at all reflecting the spirit of AM.

 

By the way these self-centered people are chasing after the power, they

will never get the divine grace of Baba. Because their groupist and crude

ways are not according to dharma.

 

 

BABA’S ETERNAL GUIDELINES

 

So we should not follow any group but just adhere strictly to Baba’s

dharmic codes and teachings and establish the AM ideology.

 

Baba says, “The unity of A’nanda Ma’rgiis should not be allowed to be

jeopardised for any reason. Unity should be maintained even at the risk of

your life.” (CC, part II, ‘Society’ chapter, point #13)

 

Baba says, “Fight for your Ideology. Be one with your Ideology. Live for

your Ideology. Die for your ideology.” (Ananda Vanii #14)

 

Baba says, “Life represents Ideology. Life should be sacrificed for the

Ideology.” (Ananda Vanii #15)

 

Namaskar,

Gurucharan

 

 

OUR SANSKRIT NAMES

 

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)

 

 

PRABHAT SAMGIITA

 

“Tumi esechile, mrdu hesechile sudha’ d’ele…” – P.S. 2309

 

Purport:

 

Baba, You came and smiled softly and graced me with the showering of

Your divine nectar. Unfortunately, that time I was just engrossed in my own

lustful and crude attachments; I was oblivious of Your divine presence.

Neither did I turn around to look towards You; nor did I talk with You.

That was my pitiful condition.

Baba, keeping my room bolted shut, in that isolated state I was just

secretly involved in thinking about my own greatness. In that crude state

of mind I was constantly hankering for more and more prestige– for more

name and fame. Baba, I was sitting on the shore of the black river* only

involved in my own crude, selfish, and egoistic thoughts.

O’ my dearest One, I did not look towards so You left– but even then

You graced me with Your abundant love. Baba, You are so gracious. In spite

of my not caring about Your arrival because my mind was so crude, even then

You showered so much grace that the whole world is dancing ceaselessly in

Your divine love. Baba, the colorful flowers are ensconced & swaying in

Your loving vibration and they have started blossoming uncontrollably. It

is Your causeless grace.

O’ Baba, You are so magnificent & gracious; You have come and blessed me

with Your divine love– You have saturated my whole existence. Baba, You

are grace personified…

 

 

ASTERISK NOTES:

 

* ‘Shore of the black river’ [krs’n’a’ nadiir ku’le]= This represents that

dark, negative, or degenerated state of mind where one’s mind is dominated

by all kinds of crude thoughts and desires. Thus when the mind is very low

and one is just hankering for prestige, and singing about their own glory,

and they want that others should praise them;– Such persons are

degenerated. Their mind is in the lower kosa. And they do not want to

listen to anything other than the tales of their own greatness. This is

what it means by sitting by the shore of the black river.

 

 

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One Should Assess Oneself on the Following

 

Baba says, “When human beings feel that, ‘Parama Purusa is my

everything’, then that is called as sharan (shelter). No being can come

under the sharan (shelter) of two different Entities. So what is the

meaning of Sharanagati (surrender)? When living beings give up their

‘I-feeling’ by withdrawing the mind from any other object and completely

adopt the feeling that Parama Purusa alone is my everything.”

“Up to the time when any person is thinking that they are working with

their own strength, then we should understand that the feeling of

sharanagati has not yet come in them. And when human beings think that, ‘I

am doing the work only with His strength’, it means the feeling of

sharanagati has come in their mind. So when living beings start thinking

that, ‘Whatever work I am doing, I am doing with His strength’, then they

have the feeling of sharanagati.” (General Darshan, Patna DMC, 1970, [from

audio tape])

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