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Date: 20 Mar 2011 19:27:44 -0000

From: “Anil Vijayan”

To: am-global@earthlink.net

Subject: Reverence to Guru is at Stake

 

Baba

 

== REVERENCE TO GURU IS AT STAKE ==

 

Namaskar,

As once again some are murmuring about changing the Supreme Command, let

us all take a moment to reflect on what it means to have a Guru and be

on the path of tantra.

 

 

SPECIAL ASPECT OF TANTRA: GURU PUJANAM

 

As we all know, in tantra, Guru’s example, teaching, and word are

everything. We have all experienced how this is an invaluable feature of

being on the path. With reverence & surrender, the disciple must follow

Guru’s each and every order. That is the way tantra works: To do as per

Guru’s wish.

 

So the spirit of Guru pujanam is an essential aspect of tantra– it

creates a special link of love and reverence between the sadhaka and the

Guru. Without that there is no tantra.

 

Baba says, “Gurupu’janam – one must have reverence for the guru.” (AV-34)

 

Baba says, “Gurupu’janam: one should do as per the gospels of the

preceptor.” (SS-18)

 

Hence, Baba’s clear-cut mandate is that each and every disciple must

adhere to Guru’s expressed guideline. And indeed the devotee feels in

their heart that there is no other way, ‘I must follow what Baba has

given; that is what is most dear to me’. This is the innate feeling of

every Ananda Margii, of every bhakta. And this inherent yearning– along

with His divine grace– are what propel us towards the Goal.

 

 

MISGUIDED ATTEMPT OF A FEW JINANIS

 

However, yet again, some misguided jinanis are trying to misdirect

simple margiis by wrongly claiming that the Supreme Command must be

changed. And they have given all sorts of logic and reasoning which need

not be addressed here– nor anywhere.

 

Because all such attempts to change Guru’s Supreme Command are useless–

since they undermine the whole essence of tantra, and with it the

Guru-disciple relation.

 

 

BABA HIMSELF SPOKE THE ‘SUPREME COMMAND’ TERM

 

In the recorded version of the discourse– ‘Mantra O Mantrajapa– given

in Morning General Darshan on 18 June ’79 in Kolkata, Baba Himself

states the term ‘Supreme Command’, in English. That itself is enough to

know that He approves of that very translation of the Bengali ‘Caram

Nrdesh’.

 

So when the term ‘Supreme Command’ is His own selection of words, then

that should be honoured.

 

It is not that we are debating the translation of Carma Nrdesh into

Swahili, Portuguese, Thai– or any other language which Baba chose not

to speak. Rather the Supreme Command term is the very English term which

Baba Himself spoke. Hence there is no question of having it changed.

This is Guru’s given term: Supreme Command.

 

 

DISEASE OF SOME JINANIS

 

But some dry jinanis have the penchant to change everything– even the

Supreme Command– which is why Baba Himself makes explicit jokes about

such jinanis.

 

In Varna Vicitra part 2, in the last chapter Baba muses how when

proofing another’s writing, a jinani will even cross out the term

‘please’ and put ‘kindly’; and if the person had originally written

‘kindly’ then the jinani will mark it out and insert ‘please’. This is

the diseased approach of various jinanis. Their ego goads them to change

each word– to put their fingerprints on everything.

 

And it is this very same pettiness of mind which leads certain jinanis

to even change the words of Guru’s Supreme Command.

 

When, in reality, the term is not up for debate. Baba has Himself spoken

the phrase ‘Supreme Command’ in English then that is enough for us. What

He has given is gold and none should get duped into chasing after some

glittery tinsel instead– i.e. the false words of some jinanis.

 

 

GURU’S WORD IS EVERYTHING

 

The overall idea is that Guru’s guideline is everything in tantra. In

vaedic diiksa, the guru is not so important. But in tantra the relation

with Guru is everything. That is the greatness of tantra.

 

And verily true tantric disciples have been blessed with the inner

feeling that Guru’s every mandate is divine.

 

So when Baba is the Tantric Guru and when He Himself has given the words

‘Supreme Command’, then that is the term to be used– period.

 

It is just like how Baba has given the term avadhuta– then there is no

question of changing that to mullah, or priest, or pundit etc. Because

what He has given is what is best. That is His preference and it is that

preference which we must uphold.

 

 

BABA’S BLESSING

 

By Baba’s grace, He has given us everything to progress in life and the

very essence of those teachings have been embedded in His Supreme

Command. As His disciples, we are not only to strictly follow the orders

given in the Supreme Command, but with reverence– with Guru pujanam–

we are to honour the name itself as that is the one Guru has explicitly

chosen.

 

Baba says, “In Tantra, the greatest emphasis is placed on the

preceptor-disciple relationship… [and] also on the need for disciples

to make a total surrender to the preceptor in the early stages of the

Tantric path.” (AMIWL-9)

 

Namaskar

Anil

 

Note 1: BABA’S WARNING: BEWARE OF JINANIS

 

Baba strongly warns us about such tricky jinanis who wish to change

Guru’s teachings like the Supreme Command. Wherever they go, such

jinanis create hell and confusion in the society– for no reason other

than to show off their own intellectual extravaganza.

 

Baba says, “Such hypocrites want to misguide the people by their tall

talks alone…’Loka Vya’moha Ka’raka.” That is, ‘They create disease in

the minds of the people.’ Their aim is not to solve society’s problems.

Rather, they are the chief cause for the downfall, retardation and sad

plight of human society. The present crisis in today’s civilization is

due to them. Their theories are based on the psychology and intellectual

extravaganza of the hypocrite. You will certainly encounter many such

theories in the social sphere, the economic sphere, and other spheres of

life. This is not the problem of a single country, but of the entire

intellectual world. Again I repeat that the crisis in civilization today

is due to the intellectual extravaganza of these hypocrites, these

polished satans.” (PNS-6)

 

Thus jinanis are never happy nor ever satisfied unless they are puffing

up their own egos by putting forth their own false theories and

attaching their own name to such theories. That is what Baba is warning

us about in the above passage. And that is exactly what we see happening

with such jinanis who have made up their own fake term– Supreme Direction.

 

As Ananda Margiis, we are to uphold Baba’s original and chosen term,

‘Supreme Command’.

 

 

Note 2: MORE LETTERS ON THE SANCTITY OF THE SUPREME COMMAND

 

http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2011/03/digging-dead-issues.html

 

 

PRABHAT SAMGIITA

 

“Maner vyatha’ mani ja’ne, ca’pa’ a’che gopane…” – P.S. 463

 

Purport:

 

Baba, I love You so much. The yearning and longing which I have for You,

everything is hidden deep within my mind. The feeling which is in my mind

nobody can understand– except my mind. If I want to express these ideas

and sing them to You in the form of song, then it is very

difficult to do. Because these are the inner feelings of my heart– and

are not to be shared in public. But I can sing those songs to You if

only You and I are there– nobody else. When we will be together in a

lonely place then I will surely make You listen to those songs which

resonate the inner feelings of my heart. Baba, the pain of my mind only

my mind can understand.

Baba, the Prabhat Samgiita songs which I sing in dharmacakra & other

programs, whatever I sing in those songs the feeling of my heart is not

expressed. Those songs which express my internal feeling I do not sing

in dharmacakra. What I will sing in lonely place that I will sing for You.

The language of the heart only the heart can understand. It cannot be

heard by external ears. In my practices, I feel in my heart that You are

and I am– and that except us there is nothing else in this entire

universe…

 

 

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The Way Parama Purusa Evaluates

 

Baba says, “Do not think that those who are highly learned intellectuals

are elevated. In the realm of spirituality even illiterate persons can

reach the Goal, leaving those intellectuals behind. Parama Purusa does

not consider the intellectual qualification or intellect. He evaluates

everyone with the measuring scale of how much love one has for Parama

Purusa.” (SS-14, p. 91, Saharsa DMC, 27 June 1980)

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