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Proof of Rebirth

To: am-global@earthlink.net

From: “Blissful Tide”

Subject: Proof of Rebirth

Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2011 19:00:45

Baba

== PROOF OF REBIRTH ==

Note: A new sound file has been uploaded to the blog that address the point of reincarnation wherein one western professor has done extensive research and presented case studies. This shows how specialists in various fields have unknowingly began putting forth the views and ways of Ananda Marga. The sound file is in the upper left corner of this blog. The below letter is also related with this entire topic of rebirth.

Namaskar,

As we all know our AM philosophy espouses the notion of rebirth. You must have read about this in our various our scriptures like Idea and Ideology and AM Elementary Philosophy.

In contrast, materialism does not believe in rebirth. That is why it is such a hollow life approach. They think that consciousness and mind are mere byproducts of the brain – i.e. beyond the brain there is nothing. Without any conception of rebirth, the unit consciousness need not become elevated and strive for moksa. So the concept of the human personality is completely different in materialsm.

THE SCIENCE OF REBIRTH

Here below Baba distinctingly discusses how rebirth is a part and parcel of our AM way of life.

Baba says, “One will have to reap the consequences of one’s past actions until one’s saḿskáras are exhausted. If one’s previous deeds were virtuous, life will be blessed, but if they were wicked, one will be branded as a sinner. Only when all good and bad reactions have been expressed do the bondages of vice and virtue snap open.” (Ananda Marga Ideology and Way of Life-9, The Science of Action)

In this next quote, Baba furthermore describes how humans will reborn as animals if they lead a degraded life.

Baba says, “One acquires a physical body according to the nature of one’s samskaras. A human being who behaves like a goat or a dog may be born as a goat or a dog in the next life, because such an animal body is the proper base for the congenial expression of the latent saḿskáras. Hence it is not at all impossible for a human being to be reborn as a hog, a worm, a tree, or even a piece of stone. One’s destiny will be decided according to the nature of one’s karma – this is an infallible law.” (Ananda Marga Ideology and Way of Life-7, Form and Formless)

Thus from top to bottom, rebirth is a well-known and accepted concept in our Marga.

WAYS TO VERIFY REBIRTH

The professor in the aforementioned sound file did excellent research in finding highly meaningful case studies related with rebirth. So one should really listen to that file – what the professor is telling is in harmony with our perspective, especially point #2 noted below.

Here are ways to verify one’s rebirth:

1. Before 1990, Baba would often do demonstrations and reveal a sadhaka’s past life. In particular, Baba often used Ac Dasarathji as a medium in these demonstrations. This is a famous and well-known aspect of our AM history. This alone is enough to prove one’s past life as Baba is all-knowing. So there is no question of one needing further evidence.

2. When a person dies and gets reborn as a human being on the same planet in a similar locale and time, then it is relatively easy to identify one’s rebirth. These are the types of cases the professor puts forth in his study. The main thing is that time, space, and jiiva must be similar.

For instance, if one’s prior birth was on a far distant planet or if one’s prior birth was 1000 years ago or if one’s prior birth was as an animal, then trying to verify their past-life stories is basically impossible for us. Whereas when all those factors are similar, it is much easier to put the pieces together and verify those accounts.

3. Actually in India, claims of rebirth are quite common as the general populace firmly believes in reincarnation and are therefore more attuned to this. In the US it is much lesson common but this professor did indeed come across some very convincing cases.

4. In India, many try to enhance their prestige by claiming to be the reincarnation of Shiva or Arjuna etc. This is extremely common as it is easier to try to become great by being an incarnation of a great soul from the past than to lead a great life right now. So in India there are a lot of false claims. That of course does not mean that the philosophy of reincarnation is defective, it just means that some self-serving people use it to satisfy their own agenda.

5. Baba has told how in the future when people’s minds are more developed they will easily remember and understand their past life and they will meet and greet people on the street who were their relations (family, friends etc) in prior births.

6. In this present juncture, people primarily remember their past lives in just the first few years of their current birth. Here below Baba explains this science:

Baba says, “After death the disembodied mind floats in the vast space with its unexpressed saḿskáras. Later on, with the cooperation of the mutative principle, the disembodied mind finds a suitable physical base. The memory of its past life remains awake for approximately the first five years of its new life. Although the child remains in a new physical environment, mentally it continues to live the joys and sorrows of its previous life. That is why children sometimes laugh and cry in their sleep, and their mothers often think they are talking with God. In colloquial Bengali this is called deola kathá. In actual fact this laughter and crying is nothing but the reappearance of past memories. To re-experience past events one does not need the cooperation of the old brain. The newly-born mind has not yet had time to build a close relationship with the new brain. The revival of experiences of past lives is what we call “extra-cerebral memory”, and is principally the task of the causal mind. The child’s mind being unacquainted with the outside world and the new-born brain being inexperienced, his crude mind does not function much.” (Ananda Marga Philosophy in a Nutshell-4, Cerebral and Extra-Cerebral Memory)

CASE RESEARCH BY WESTERN PROFESSOR

One western university professor is talking about this subject. It is good that our AM ideas are being discussed in various circles. Do listen to his sound file in the upper left corner of our blogsite. The interview is quite interesting and matches will with our AM philosophy.

Namaskar,

Pradiip

Note: MORE ABOUT DEATH

For those who wish to read more about death and how one can realise Baba in this very life itself. They can check out this below letter.

http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2009/10/why-death.html

PRABHAT SAMGIITA

“Toma’y khunje khunje priyo, din je ket’e ja’y…” (P.S. 3982)

Purport:

Baba, my most adorable One, with deep longing in search of You my days are passing in vain. In the absence of getting You my whole life is gradually getting wasted. O’ my dearmost, where have I not looked for You. I have wandered around and searched in the seven oceans, on the mountain peaks, as well as on the earth, and also in the caves– in every nook and corner of this world, but alas I could not get You.

Baba, day and night, secretly I also searched You in the flower garden and in various holy lands and tiirthas– all done in hopes of getting a glance at You. Baba I searched everywhere with the hope that one day I will find You. But, in the end, all my efforts were for naught.

Baba, with deep longing in my heart, I have also searched You in the galaxies, meteors, nebulae, and in the stars– all around & everywhere. Also I searched for You in the dark, black coloured clouds on the rainy days, in the scorching heat of the summer season, as well as in the shade of the tree in springtime. Baba, I have searched for You with a deep yearning and longing in my heart; I have looked for You everywhere.

Baba, by Your grace on one colourful golden dawn saturated in the effulgence & aroma of a newly blossoming flower, You have taken advent in my heart. Your grand arrival came after a long, deep, dark, & painful night of searching for You. But in the end You graced me and came in my mind. Baba, You are so gracious…

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To Solve the Problem

Baba says, “All the urges and longings should be channelised and directed towards the Supreme. If this is done indomitable psychic force and invincible spiritual energy will grow from within. This will enable people to solve all the world’s problems–economic, social, cultural, big and small. Unless one develops oneself in this way, as an ideal human being, one will not be able to solve any problem, no matter how madly one beats one’s chest or how loudly one shouts slogans.” (AMI-10, p.758)

Note: In the above quote Baba guides us that spirituality is an indispensable quality to solve the world’s social problems, become a Prout leader. That means only with the great force of true spirituality and by serving others can one be an ideal Proutist and lead the society along the golden road of welfare.

However on & off again a few persons start thinking that non-spiritually oriented activists can be ideal Proutists. They get duped into thinking that any atheistic so-called social leader who shouts aloud their battle cry for public welfare in the street has all the requisite qualifications to be a Prout leader.

But Baba gives the reply to those harboring such an imbalanced idea by guiding us that devoid of spirituality a service mentality does not sprout in the mind.

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From: “Dinesh Deva”

To: am-global@earthlink.net

Subject: Two Types of Wts

Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2011 21:01:28 +0000

Baba

== TWO TYPES OF WTS ==

Namaskar,

We all know how important it is to have a strong cadre of Wts. This everyone in Ananda Marga values highly. And Baba has embedded the secret to this in His special guidelines and conduct rules.

In particular, Baba has graciously given this rule:

Baba says, “While observing the above rules (i.e. Avadhuta Conduct Rule #1 – #31), if any contravention of a rule occurs within a year from the start of the training, then the trainee shall have to undergo training for one more year from the day of the contravention of the rules.” (Rule #32 of 32 Avadhuta Rules).

After reviewing this, a few Wts began wondering about the meaning of this. Because they see on a day-to-day level that some of our senior workers are not careful in following the given Wt codes of conduct. In that case a few workers think that although such rules exist, nobody follows them.

At the same time we all know that Baba’s each and every guideline provides us the perfect manner to advance on the path and embody His teachings. Those who wish to become true Wts should view the aforementioned rule in the following manner.

SELF-DISCIPLINE IS THE KEY

First off we have to be clear that Baba’s conduct rules for Wts are a form of self-discipline. No one can possibly force anyone else to follow these rules. The desire must come from within. One must feel that, “Guru has given these rules for my welfare and by following this rule I will become a true avadhuta”. This type of inner feeling is the key point.

For example here are a few of those rules:

“No relationship should exist with worldly family.” (Rule no. 9)

“Avadhuta (WT) shall not touch food by a mean-minded person. He will also not take food in a hotel or a restaurant. Even sattvika food taken in a restaurant will be treated as tamasik.” (Rule no. 20)

“Under no circumstances should the purity of the body and mind be polluted.” (Rule no. 30)

And there are many more rules – all of which one should inculcate from within.

If one is thinking that I only need follow such rules when others are around then they will never be able to enjoy the sweetness and richness of Wt life. In that case such rules will only be seen as a headache and a burden – and ultimately such Wts will degrade and fall into problem or they will leave their Wt-ship entirely.

So again the key point is that the inspiration must come from within. If one feels that Baba has beautifully given all the do’s and don’ts to live the life of a true sadhu / Wt, then one will readily embrace all the conduct rules. And indeed one will become a true wholetimer of Ananda Marga.

And it all starts from within – with inner inspiration and self-discipline. Without that one will not be able to follow.

WHO IS BABA TALKING TO

Now that it is clear that these rules are codes of self-discipline, the next question is who is Baba addressing in this particular rule.

Baba says, “…The trainee shall have to undergo training for one year more from the day of the contravention of the rules.”

Specifically here, Baba is addressing all those who yearn to be ideal workers. That includes those in WT training centers, brahamacaris / brahmacarinis, and any and all acaryas who are not yet avadhutas, as well as all avadhutas & avadhutikas etc. Why? Because truly speaking all are trainees until they get moksa.

All who have a sincere desire to live the life of a true WT, that is whom Baba is addressing. By incorporating those conduct rules into their mode of living and daily practice, such aspirants will easily manage the duties and responsibilities of avadhuta diiksa. They will easily adjust to avadhuta life and have their mind ready for kapalika sadhana and all related spiritual practices. And those who know and practice kapalika sadhana, then their meditation will be proper, otherwise they will not be able to concentrate.

Indeed, such persons will truly enjoy and savor every living moment as a WT and they will discharge their duties effortlessly while their mind remains ensconced in Him. That is the great benefit of strictly adhering to Baba’s stated conduct rules. One’s entire personality becomes one with their WT life. There is no question of any distraction nor any frustration.

That is why it is so critical for all those in training and all those in uniform to strictly adhere to Baba’s above stated rule.

If one is unable to incorporate the WT conduct rules before becoming WT then they will certainly not be able to incorporate them upon becoming avadhuta. Or at the very least it will be extremely difficult.

But with the right effort one will get success. The entire application of those rules comes from an inner urge, not any imposed law etc. And what is that desire? To please Guru and manifest all Baba’s given codes of conduct in all spheres of life. That is the only way to become mature as a worker. That inner desire is key.

So it is a self-contained program for success.

THE OTHER OUTCOME

The other outcome is rather unfortunate. In this instance, various persons become Wts without ever incorporating those rules into their manner of living. In that case they will be living dangerously and inviting their downfall at any moment. Each and every day will be a sheer struggle.

On the one side they have all kinds of baser propensities and hidden desires that keep them from following Baba’s stated guidelines. And on the other side, they are walking around in that uniform and will have to adhere to at least some of the rules on certain occasions, such as during reporting or when surrounded by margiis and other workers. One cannot cheat on the rules in those times. In that case those rules will be nothing more than a burden. If one does them in a half-baked manner or just for show or due to pressure of circumstance, then those rules just become a headache, not blissful.

Ultimately such type of fake Wts will suffer from mental anguish and leave their wtship, or they will continue to remain in their saffron dress yet indulge in all kinds of petty and nonsense behaviours. They will increase the numbers of fallen Wts.

Being a Wt is a way of life; and it is based on strictly adhering to Baba’s stated conduct rules. That is why Baba has ordered that if one is not following the rules properly then they should extend their training one more year. So again this rule is for those preparing to become an avadhuta and as well as those already in WT dress who wish to be mature and ideal workers.

If one is already a Wt and not following the conduct rules, then they are bound to do something wrong. In which case they will harm themselves and those around them. It is essentially assumed that by the time one receives avadhuta diiksa, they are already well-grounded in these rules. That is the intention. At that point the rules are merely a reminder.

Whereas when one is aiming to become a mature Wt, that is the critical period to implement those points and develop right living practices.

Failing to follow those conduct rules will only make WT life a waste of time. It will be torture and torment for that so-called worker, and it will create scandals in the society.

APPLIES TO ALL PERSONS AND ALL ASPECTS OF LIFE

Once again, the operating factor here is that one have the requisite desire and discipline from within to follow Baba’s divine rules. This is how one inculcates all those Wt rules.

This inner inspiration relates to each and every endeavour in life. Imposition from without will never drive a person to success. If one wants to an artist, a parent, a lawyer, a chef, a mechanic or anything in this world, the inspiration must come from within. Then one will easily be able to assess the situation and do the needful in order to get success.

Whenever anyone does anything due to external pressure alone then failure is certain. Because when that external pressure is in absentia one will proceed in a different direction.

So whether one’s desire to become a Wt, or a student-athlete, or a businessman, the feeling and drive must be from within.

RECAP:

SECRET TO PROPER WT LIFE

In conclusion, we should all be aware that Baba’s Wts rules are indeed meant to be followed. Those rules are the baseline for having a joyous and productive existence as an avadhuta. So everyone wishing to become a true Wt must cultivate the yearning and develop that inner urge, by His grace. Then one will be a grand asset to society.

Tragically, those walking around in saffron and skimping on those rules are nothing but fakes. They should stand naked in front of the mirror seriously consider their existence. Such introspection is needed. A life of hypocrisy is no life at all.

Best is to bring all those points within the domain of one’s mind and lead an ideal life.

FINAL SUMMARY

Amongst our Wt cadres there are two groups: Some who are real and some who are fake.

The fake people only follow the conduct rules in the presence of others – otherwise not. They think these conduct rules are a headache.

Real Wts follow these rules always – everywhere. They think, “It is my bounden duty to please Baba and that since Baba is everywhere then I should always follow His stated rules.”

Fake Wts do not follow the conduct rules on a regular basis so when they are forced to follow, they do not enjoy as those rules are not their way of life; rather such rules are a burden. That is why they hate those rules.

In contrast, those who are ideal workers, their life becomes one with those rules. It becomes their nature. Their life is smooth and natural and they never veer from those rules – neither when alone nor with the collective. For them such codes of conduct are the golden rules. If someone says not to follow they will not appreciate that – rather they enjoy following.

Those who are fake Wts should start thinking that these rules are for their benefit and growth. They should give up their hypocrisy and try to follow the conduct rules strictly – whether alone or in the collective. They should ask for Baba’s grace, and aim to be a real Wt. When Baba is gracious then and they will realise that these rules are not a burden but rather a meaningful tool for transforming themselves from animal life to human life to divine life.

I close with those follow teaching from Baba

Baba says, “Acárańát páthayati yah sah ácáryah – “One who teaches through one’s conduct is an ácárya.” If one’s conduct is not exemplary, he or she is not an ácárya/á.” (Ananda Vacanamrtam – 23)

Namaskar,

Dinesh

PRABHAT SAMGIITA

“Lukiye tumi ka’j kare ja’o pratya’sha’ kichu rekhe…” (P.S. 2618)

Purport:

Baba, You are the Doer of all the work being done in this vast universe.

Secretly You go on doing and executing everything. Nobody can see You– but

You are doing everything. And You do not harbour any desire to receive

anything in return. Just You are deeply involved in managing all the work

secretly, O’ my Parama Purusa. And when You notice that somebody is

searching You, then that time You move ahead in Your grand liila of hide

and seek. Baba, You decorate the effulgence in darkness; and simultaneously You

flood the cimmerian darkness with the showering of Your divine effulgence.

Baba, You are the bridge between life and death; You are the crossing

point. Yet all the while You Yourself remain hidden behind the scenes.

Baba, You are the great hope of the hopeless hearts. In the end of the

night You are the colourful dawn. Baba, You show the direction to those who

have lost the path. And You spread Your divine love in all the ten

directions. Baba, You go on doing all the work of this entire universe secretly–

never desiring anything in return. Just You continue playing hide & seek.

Baba, Your liila is unfathomable…

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Special Formula of Tandava

Baba says, “Tandava: As long as a dancer remains above the ground, he

derives much benefit; when he touches the ground, then those benefits are

assimilated by the body. That is why in the tandava dance there is much

jumping, because jumping requires the practitioner to remain off the ground

for a fairly long period of time.” (NSS, p. 23)

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To: AM-GLOBAL

Subject: Alarm

Date: Fri Apr 29 12:38:09 +0500 (IST)

From: Ram Sahay Deva

Baba

== ALARM ==

Namaskar,

A health report (noted below) clearly indicates that Ac Kinshukji is suffering from a heart condition.

The thing is – no matter how much you try and hide it – it is very clear that Kinshukji is under huge stress. It is very unfortunate.

Why stress? Because he is forced to do adharmic things which he does not wish to do. That is why he is in such an uncomfortable situation. And now we see the outcome: Serious heart complications.

Kinshukji was OK before being PP – he was managing fine. But now that B group wants that Kinshuk should give his stamp of approval to every notorious activity B group does. So Kinshuk is under terrible strain. The problem is that Kinshuk has no option but to give his approval because B group keeps him under threat. In that sense, Kinshuk’s situation is pitiful.

Tragically, we may hear one day that Kinshuk has suffered a major heart attack. I even hate to say or think that, but the current conditions are leading in that direction.

SIMILAR TO LAL BAHADUR SHASTRI

Indeed that exact thing happend to the then prime minister of India – Lal Bahadur Shastri. Shastriji died after signing the treaty of Tashkent (former USSR city, now the capital of Uzbekistan). At that point Shastri was already under huge mental stress and experiencing heart problems – just like Kinshuk is today. And then at the treaty of Tashkent, Shastri signed an agreement wherein India would have to forgo all its military gains against Pakistan in the Kashmir region. After signing the treaty, Shastri suffered terrible strain thinking that he had done injustice and undermined his entire country. As history shows, Shastriji never even returned from Tashkent. That night he died of a massive heart attack.

Similarly, surrounded by Bengali Dadas and Kinfusk feels threatened to do things which undermine our Marga. Let us all pray Kinshuk does not meet a similar fate.

FURTHER REFLECTION

This is not a new phenomena. Those involved in uncomfortable & distressing situations, where they are forced to do the things they do not want to do, suffer from grave heart problems.

It is very very obvious that Kinshuk is pressured by B group to do things against his will. So his health is severely compromised.

As human beings and as Ananda Margiis, it is our personal and collective duty to relieve Kinshuk of such circumstantial pressure.

The fact that his heart conditions have gotten worse reveals the fact that B group is unnecessarily giving Kinshuk serious psychic tension, i.e. forcing him to do the things he does not want to do under the force of threat.

It is very obvious; this is not rocket science. Talk to any heart specialist about this.

I remember when my neighbor’s wife threatened him to kill if him; in that case the guy was hospitalised the next day for a heart condition. Because it was a very real threat. If you want to know more I will tell the whole story.

Similar is the case of Kinshuk. Some serious pressure has been created and it is unfortunate. Under such conditions, Kinshuk may not survive for a long time. That will be most ghastly – may God (Baba) forbid such a situation.

Namaskar,

Ram Sahay

———- Forwarded message ———-

From: amps central news <prs@anandamargacentral.org>

Date: Fri, Apr 29, 2011 at 9:29 AM

Subject: The United Ananda Marga

To: amps central news prs@anandamargacentral.org

About Purodha Pramukh Dada’s health.

On 26th April 2011, afternoon time, PP dada was feeling uneasiness and was taken to doctor. It was found that his BP is high and as such he was advised for thorough check up with some tests and complete rest. The next day the tests are done. ECG appears to have some complexities….

Ac. Kalyaneshvarananda Avadhuta

Public Relations Secretary,

AMPS Central

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From: “Shantatma Deva”

To: am-global@earthlink.net

Subject: You Are Chained – You Need Freedom

Date: Thu 28 Apr 2011 20:08:11 +0530

Baba

== YOU ARE CHAINED – YOU NEED FREEDOM ==

Namaskar,

Every human being understands they are bound; they understand they are

not free.

A few ignorant people may believe they are free but if they think more

deeply then realise that they are not free.

Yatha’ laohamayaeh pa’shaeh…

Everyone is bound by samskaras and they have no choice but to face them:

Disease, old age, sickness, loneliness, death. Everyone tries to avoid

these afflictions but ultimately they are chained and shackled by those

samskaras. There is no other recourse – one must face such bondages.

That is what Baba is teaching in the above shloka.

But is there really no escape? Must one return again and again onto this

earth, thousands and millions of times, to face their karmaphala (fruits

of their actions)?

This letter explains both the science of bondage and the solution, as

given by Marga Guru in the Supreme Command. As the gracious Taraka

Brahma Baba has given the way out from this cycle of bondage of life and

death.

SAMSKARAS, SUPREME COMMAND & MORE

So long as one is alive, every sadhaka has samskaras. It is impossible

for a human being to walk this earth and not have any samskaras.

Samskaras and human life go hand in hand – one cannot exist without the

other.

In your life you surely have faced many things which you did not like

and will not like: Humiliation, disease, loss, and so many troubles.

These are all the karmic reactions of past samskaras.

The question then is: If up to the very minute of one’s death a person

is still bound by all these samskaras, then how can they achieve

liberation?

Specifically, how does the Supreme Command work? How can one attain

liberation when they are shackled by piles of samskaras waiting to take

expression.

We will explore the above conundrum as well as other critical aspects of

samskara theory & the Supreme Command – all done according to the

teachings and guidelines of Baba.

CREATING MORE & MORE SAMSKARAS

In more than a few discourses, Baba explains how in one life a typical

human being creates such a huge amount of samskaras that they cannot be

exhausted in the next 100 lifetimes. Compounding that by multiple lives

then makes for an enormous bundle of samskaras.

Baba says, “Human beings have been committing numerous crimes and sins

for lives together resulting in a huge pile of sins as high as the

Himalayas.” (AV-7)

From that perspective, human beings are creating huge numbers of

samskaras whereby we are totally bound, if not crippled by a mountain of

karmic reactions.

For instance, suppose in one second, a person harms someone and then

they may face the reaction of that misdeed for years or even lifetimes.

Or if a baby was sexually abused once by one adult, then that baby will

be scarred their entire life and the guilty party must undergo a whole

boatload of reactions for this single crime.

Or suppose in a fractions of a minute a person poisoned food and

subsequently killed one hundred people, then that samskara will be

reaped for hundreds of lifetimes.

Or what about those who kill animals for sport or food, and they are

totally oblivious that they are incurring sin. Indeed there are many

examples like that.

It happens in society too according to gender and race, such as with

slave owners etc. People feel they have the right to harrass others

because that is the social norm of the day, but they will face the

reaction for countless future lives.

All in all, the human mind is wrought with so many propensities and

inclinations and in their lifetime people chase after one desire after

another. Name, fame, sex, wealth, prestige, house, property, children,

food, dreams, vanity, fear etc. All day long your average human is fully

engrossed in these dealings. In a single day, a typical person might

create dozens or even hundreds of new samskaras.

Then Baba cites how most are involved in negative works. It is not like

the whole entire humanity is engulfed in benevolence. People are

thieving, looting, raping, grabbing etc. With their vanity ego they

harass others and do injustice and do not even realise how much they are

harming others.

So people acquire samskaras by the truckload day after day – even for

doing good actions.

But that is not all.

Finally, as soon as one creates a new samskara, then that samskara or

unexpressed reaction starts growing. It collects interest just like in

the case of a bank loan. So we have to pay back that samskara with

interest.

That means if a person steals Rs100 then depending on how much time goes

by they will have to lose or payback 200, 1,000, or even 1,000,000

rupees. It all depends how much time goes by before they undergo the

reaction. Sometimes the payback is not for several lifetimes. In that

case, just imagine the interest. What was a simple misdeed can balloon

into a massive debacle.

If you punch someone unjustly just once, then ten years later you may

get get beaten by so many bandits or gang members at the same time,

getting punched again and again. One may think, “I did not do anything

wrong, why is this happening?”, but this is samskara from earlier.

In various phases people face either good samskaras and bad samskaras.

Even though one may be facing a good samskara today, in the future one

may face a whole pile of bad samsakras. It all depends on what is more

conducive at a particular time.

A young person may think that “I will never get sick”, yet all the while

they have samskara for a terrible sickness and that samskara is waiting

for the right time or conducive moment to take expression. Then in the

bad days of one’s old age that disease will manifest. It is all about

having a conducive environment. Just a seeds sprout in the spring and

not in winter, same is the case with both good and bad samskaras. The

right environment is needed.

The whole scenario then is quite serious. Getting bound by samskaras is

an inevitable and involved process. It happens to everyone – period,

whether one is a sadhaka or not.

How then are we to escape this web – this intricate and burdensome

bundle of samskaras.

BABA’S GRACIOUS BOON ON SADHAKAS

LIBERATION IS A SURE GUARANTEE

Enter the Supreme Command.

We all say it each and every week, if not more frequently, “Those who

perform sadhana twice a day regularly, the thought of Parama Purusa will

arise in mind at the time of death; their liberation is a sure guarantee.”

Thus, in the Supreme Command, Baba guarantees liberation to all sadhakas

– irrespective of the bundle of samskaras that they are carrying. And

here’ s how it works.

At the time of death, one witnesses a movie-like series of images that

flashes across one’s citta covering their life’s events. Typically that

produces a range of thoughts and the common person will get glued to one

of those worldly thoughts.

Things like: Yelling, thievery, stealing, harassment, killing, as well

as good thoughts like feeding others. But the dominant thought that

comes most strongly is usually something negative – not a benevolent ideal.

Then as soon as their body expires, the person will be in search of a

new body that matches up with their prevailing thought, or samskara. In

that way common people get reborn as dogs, bugs, mice, humans, stones etc.

It does not happen to just humans. In Jamalpur, Baba did a demonstration

where He made Dasrathji a medium to see a margii’s past life. There was

a yogi doing meditation who got bit by one wasp. The yogi then killed that

wasp – there was no reaction for the yogi – and the wasp died with the

thought of the yogi in mind and was reborn as that margii sadhaka.

Here the point is that one’e rebirth depends on one’s mental colour or

dominant thought.

Baba says, “One acquires a physical body according to the nature of

one’s sam’ska’ras. A human being who behaves like a goat or a dog may be

born as a goat or a dog in the next life, because such an animal body is

the proper base for the congenial expression of the latent sam’ska’ras.

Hence it is not at all impossible for a human being to be reborn as a

hog, a worm, a tree, or even a piece of stone. One’s destiny will be

decided according to the nature of one’s karma – this is an infallible

law.” (AMIWL-7)

Plus in so many discourses Baba tells that those who ideate on money

turn into coin or dollars etc.

But with sadhakas, however, the process is entirely different.

Baba guides us that if one is earnest in doing sadhana twice a day, then

they will get liberation. How? Because normally at the time of death the

mind seeks a new body according to karmic law. But if one is involved in

the thought of Parama Purusa at the time of death, then the rules of

karma do not apply. Then one is not bound by their past actions and

potential reactions. Then the movie reel of negative deeds will not

appear in their mind at the time of death – only the thought of Him will

come. That is His grace. Then one will think nothing other than the

thought of Parama Purusa. In that state all samskaras get burned and the

sadhaka becomes one with Parama Purusa.

For that Baba wants that you must fulfill the guidelines of the the

Supreme Command. You do your duty of sadhana and He fulfllls His

guarantee of liberation. If the first half (i.e. sadhana) is not done

then second half (i.e. liberation) does not happen. Then the sadhaka is

bound.

On this aspect margiis are forunate and we should bring others onto the

path so they can save themselves from the horrors of samskaras and get

liberation. That is also part of the supreme command.

By His grace, when we do sadhana twice daily, then liberation is sure.

That is His divine compassion. Human beings alone cannot overcome all

those samskaras by themselves – His grace is needed. So then Baba

graciously dissolves all the remaining samskaras, and the sadhaka merges

in Him.

That is the special formula. And for it to happen, the pre-requisite is

twice a day sadhana.

One must try earnestly to do sadhana for 30 minutes each sitting- it

need not be perfect sadhana – the mind might flicker and one’s

concentration on the mantra might waver, but one’s sincerity must be

proper. That is the key point: sincerity.

If this type of reverential approach is taken in sadhana twice daily,

then regardless if one’s sadhana is “good” or “bad”, the bhakta is sure

to attain liberation. That practice is enough to ensure that at the time

of death one will think of Him, by His grace, in which case He will take

away all remaining samskaras and grant liberation. That is Guru’s most

gracious promise and boon.

WHY MUKTI IS IMPORTANT

Even then, those in the dark, may think that, “I am not bound – I am

free – I need not seek liberation.” Such is a classic case of sheer

ignorance, sometimes even good sadhakas can think like this.

Here we should always remember that everyone on this earth is bound by

samsakras in one way or another. Every jiiva is bound – bound by death,

by old age, by hunger, by so many things. No one is free.

One can only get temporary satisfaction through worldly things like

food, sleep etc. But then soon again one will feel hungry or tired. It

happens.

Baba says, “To live in this physical world, to preserve our existence,

artha or money is essential. However, we also require parama’rtha.

Parama’rtha is that factor which brings about the permanent cessation of

the triple afflictions. Here permanent cessation means cessation of

those afflictions which, once removed, will never return again in the

future. That artha which brings permanent relief from the pangs of

hunger, which is the instrument of permanent cessation, is called

“parama’rtha”. It is important that you understand the true significance

of “parama’rtha”.” (AV-4)

Only the spiritual sphere can permanently satisfy all human hunger and

yearning.

Only by following the rules and guidelines in the Supreme Command can

one attain eternal peace. Till that time, one will always be engulfed in

some kind of limitation and ignorance.

When we adhere to the Supreme Command – when we do sadhana twice daily

with sincerity – then by His grace we will be relieved of all bondages

and suffering and be granted liberation.

BABA’S BLESSING

By Baba’s grace every Ananda Margii does sadhana twice daily. In that

case liberation is certain.

So no one should get caught up in worry or despair. Baba is controlling

everything. He can and will save us from each and every predicament.

There is no cause for hopelessness or helplessness.

With sincerity in sadhana, He will grace us with only His thought when

we die, ensuring liberation. That is His guarantee in the Supreme Command.

Baba says, ” If one dies while seeking the Supreme, one will surely

attain the Supreme after death. One who is totally absorbed in ideation

on the Supreme becomes one with the Supreme at the time of death. This

is certainly true in the case of devotees.” (AMIWL-9)

Namaskar,

Shantatma

Note 1: UNDERGOING SAMSKARAS

Here are two more points about undergoing samskaras.

(A) You may have noticed how people comment that once one gets initiated

then so many problems and difficulties start happening. That is because

the karmic cycle speeds up so one can undergo all their reactions. Even

then by His grace He will ensure that they get totally exhausted in the

end. So that is one phenomenon.

(B) Side by side, if the mind is high and vibrated then the

manifestation of bad samskaras does not cause mental anguish to the

sadhaka. If one is devotionally remembering Him, then one will feel

light and easy.

For instance, if Baba is coming and one sadhaka is rushing to go see

Baba and while running he cuts his foot. That sadhaka may not even know

that his foot is bleeding because his mind is so engrossed in the

thought of Baba.

That is the way it works. Other may think you are suffering a lot but if

the mind is high, then one does not experience any mental trouble while

undergoing those samskaras.

PRABHAT SAMGIITA

PS Intro: In this following song the devotee is talking to Baba, all the

while indirectly referring about himself.

“Jeo na’, shon’o katha, bojha vytha’, abujha hoyo na’…” (PS 660)

Purport:

Baba, please be gracious, please do not leave me all alone, please do

not go far away; please keep me in Your shelter. Baba, please listen to

the tale of my aching heart; please understand my pain and suffering–

because of my deep longing for You. Baba, I beg You not to remain aloof

about my yearning and crying for You. Baba, You have graced me and have

made the flower of devotion blossom in my heart. And these flowers are

solely for making one beautiful garland for You– ultimately

surrendering them at Your lotus feet. Baba, please do not mercilessly

crush those flowers. Baba, please be gracious.

Baba, by Your infinite grace please keep me close. Please do not

permanently forget about that person who is under shelter day and night.

Baba, it seems You have removed him from Your memory. Baba, please

recall how in the past You loved him deeply up to his heart’s content.

That time You saturated his mind with bliss and filled his eyes with

Your loving gaze. You were so gracious those days. Baba, You know that

very person was with You in each and every rhythm of the song, he was

also with You in all kinds of works– always remaining by Your side.

Baba, please do not forget him.

Baba, by Your grace I never forget this eternal truth that You are

everything. You are the effulgence of the day as well as the darkness of

the night. Baba, in this life of mine I have loved only You. Baba, You

are the heart of my heart. Please shower Your divine grace on me day and

night, incessantly. Baba, even if You always remain forgetful of me,

that I can tolerate. Only I ask one thing of You. Baba, please do not

push me away from Your holy, lotus feet. Baba, You are my closest &

dearest One. You are my everything. Baba, please keep me in Your shelter…

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Who is blessed one?

Baba says, “The man who is intelligent should, from his very childhood,

move along the path of proto-spirituality. The sooner a man starts and

moves along this path of psycho-spirituality, the better it is. He is

the blessed one.” (AV-12, p.75)

Note: With the start of this happy new year we should once again reflect

how Baba has graced us by providing us all the tools and teachings for

moving along the path of spirituality. So again with renewed vigor we

should be more firm and more sincere in our adherence to Sixteen Points.

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Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2011 21:46:22 -0000

To: am-global@earthlink.net

From: “Deva”

Subject: Caught Up in Upadharma

Baba

== CAUGHT UP IN UPADHARMA ==

Namaskar,

As Ananda Margiis, we understand that surrender (prapatti) is one of the

most important aspects of spiritual life as it leads one to the height

of human glory. Yet there are many obstacles involved. Specifically, one

way or another, people get caught up in their secondary dharmas or

upadharmas– job, family life, earning money etc– and forget the real

goal of life, which is to serve and please Him all the 24hrs.

In theory, surrender may sound easy, but establishing oneself in this

practice demands full commitment and dedication. True surrender is to

have one-pointed ideation on Parama Pursua, in all circumstances. By

Baba’s grace we will all achieve this stance in life.

Here are some thoughts on this important topic.

SOCIETY INVOLVED IN MATERIALISTIC FLOW

Now all over the globe, each and every land is drowned in materialistic

pursuits. People are running after money, name, fame, property, sex,

food, fancy jobs etc. This is the common flow– everywhere. People’s

ambitions and aspirations are aimed toward mundane things. So it is very

easy to get caught up in that race.

Hence, the present-day society is one major blockade in developing a

more spiritual outlook in life wherein one is able to cultivate a strong

sense of surrender. Once a well-knit, Proutistic social order is

created, that will help tremendously.

Of course, still we will have our own internal enemies and bondages

(reference sa’dripus and as’t’apa’shas) to ovecome, but the development

of a health society order will be a boon for our individual and

collective spiritual lives.

Even then, we cannot wait for such a time to begin our own practice of

surrender. Rather we should develop a pin-pointed awareness of the

problem and know the solution.

THE IRONY OF IT ALL

To survive in this world we must attend to our secondary dharmas, our

upadharmas. That is, we must arrange our food, clothing, shelter,

medical care, education, and livelihood etc. All these things we must

do. But, according to Baba, we must never forget the main goal, our main

dharma of becoming one with Parama Purusa.

Although, in this present era, due to capitalism and materialism, people

have basically lost the goal of life and have become submerged in their

upadharmas, still there is hope we can turn all this around.

No doubt people are chasing after money, wealth, the opposite sex, etc,

but they are doing this with one hidden idea in mind: To find happiness.

As soon as they realise that a particular upadharma cannot give them

lasting happiness, then they chase after another upadharma. A person may

first get a corporate job and opt to buy a Mercedes Benz in order to

become happy, but that still will not satisfy him. So then he may buy a

yacht or a fancy new house in the mountains for his family. But still

that will not satiate his longing to find lasting happiness and peace.

So the irony is that people’s dharma is to find infinite happiness. They

want to find and get Parama Purusa. Unknowingly, that is what is driving

them in their daily pursuits. The problem is that in trying to find

eternal happiness, due to the effects of materialism, they get stuck

looking in all the wrong places. Instead of looking within for that

Divine Entity, they chase after every allurement in the material world.

In that way they have gotten caught up in their upadharmas.

Even then, behind it all, knowingly or unknowingly, it is their true

dharma that they are seeking. That is the irony of it all.

IDEATING ON UPADHARMA

According to AM ideology, full surrender means doing and pleasing for

Him. But when one gets caught up in chasing after new automobiles, the

latest cell-phone, and sexual relations etc, then those things get

projected onto one’s mental plate. Then one’s ideation is goaded toward

the material sphere. That is what it means to get caught up in one’s

upadharma. And by that way one can never become truly happy, because

those limited things can never satisfy the infinite longing of the human

mind.

Yet this is the problem, nay tragedy, that has befallen most of the

humanity. Instead of using mundane things like money, food, as merely

tools for serving others and living in this objective world, those crude

objects have become the goal of life. In that way, people are ideating

on those secondary dharmas– like name, fame, gold, and prestige– all

day long.

REQUIREMENT OF TRUE SURRENDER

Whereas our true dharma is to surrender to the Supreme One, not any

mundane object. That is Baba’s teaching, as we all know.

To achieve this, both second lesson (thinking of Him throughout the day)

and sadhana are key.

Firstly we are to be strict in doing all our meditation lessons

regularly. By this process of repeating our personal siddha mantra, the

mind becomes ensconced in His flow and directed towards Him. That is one

aspect.

The second part is to remember Him in all we do throughout the day.

Because while we may do sadhana for 1, 2 or 3 hours, we will be involved

in mundane works for many times more than that. So rather than thinking

that ‘I am earning money to serve my wife or for my own

self-satisfaction’, one should think that, ‘I am earning money because

He likes that I should serve others as they are also the children of

Parama Purusa and by this way I am serving and pleasing Him’.

And this type of ideation should be applied to each and every work,

duty, and responsibility throughout the day: Always think that this

action is for Him and that He is watching.

The tricky part is that this type of day-long ideation is basically

impossible without a strong sadhana practice. With theoretical knowledge

alone, one cannot do it.

Of course, everyone is aware about the importance and interconnected

nature of sadhana and service. These are not new concepts to anyone in

AM, but sometimes it is important to reflect upon how important these

practices are in cultivating a feeling of surrender for Him.

Again, these two above practices are complementary. The more established

we are in sadhana, the more natural it will be to ideate on Baba

throughout the course of the day; similarly, the more we think about Him

during the day, the easier the mind will slip into His ideation in

sadhana. So the two work hand in hand.

In contrast, if one side is lacking– either sadhana or brahmacarya

(ideating on Him throughout the day)– then that will be detrimental in

all regards and the result will be that we will be glued to those

upadharmas, i.e. those secondary mundane things, and not to Him.

THE BENEFIT OF TRUE SURRENDER

Finally, by this dual approach of achieving full surrender in life, one

great benefit results. When we attend to our upadharmas with the sole

idea of serving and pleasing Him, and not for our own material gain etc,

then we will be thinking of Him in which case the mind will be filled

with infinite bliss. That is the true benefit human beings will get.

Then and only then will our desire for lasting happiness be fulfilled.

So true surrender, one-pointed ideation on Him, is the only way to

achieve happiness in this world. All these teachings of Baba He has

given again and again throughout His innumerable discourses.

BABA’S BLESSING

Human life is very short and only blessed people come in the contact

with the Sadguru. We should follow His each and every guideline and

reach up to Him.

Baba says, “What then will sa’dhakas do? What steps will they take to

maintain the health of the society, to establish dharma, to maintain the

speed of social progress? It may be said here that there is just one

step to be taken, and that is a very simple and easy one. In the Giita’

it has been said:

Sarvadharma’n parityajya Ma’mekam’ sharan’am’ vraja

[“Set aside all other dharmas and take shelter in Me alone”].

One basic element of human beings is their own pra’n’a dharma. Some

people have one such quality, some two, and some twenty or twenty-five.

Fire possesses not only its essential quality, the power to burn, it has

some other qualities as well, such as keeping the environment clean,

etc. All these are the dharma of fire. A human too has certain

upadharmas [secondary properties or characteristics], as for instance

his articular style of eating, particular style of laughing, style of

bathing, etc. All these come within the category of upadharmas. Humans

bathe regularly – not that they bathe on one particular day of the week;

they bathe daily. All these are the especial qualities of human beings.

It is in reference to these secondary properties that is has been said”

Sarvadharma’n parityajya Ma’mekam’ sharan’am’ vraja

“In other words, whatever other qualities and properties humans may have

should all be considered secondary properties. That is, take your bath,

eat your food, go on with your daily work, but remember that these are

not your main vrtti [propensity]; do not take these to be your main

propensity, but secondary propensities. Learn to follow only one thing

as your main vrtti, your primary dharma, and that is Ma’mekam’

sharan’am’ vraja – “accept only Me as your refuge.””

“Ma’mekam’ sharan’am’ vraja – “take refuge in Me alone.” Why this

advice? The reason is simple. It is not possible to put one foot in one

boat and the other foot in another boat and to sail in that way. If you

try to do that, you will end up in the water, and perish. Worship the

non-dual Parama Purus’a with a single name. “Just as you move towards

the shelter of Parama Purus’a, I say from My side:”

Aham’ tva’m’ sarvapa’pebhyo moks’ayis’ya’mi ma’ shucah.

“Be you a sinner, lowly, fallen, a filthy mole, or even a worm from hell

– whatever you may be – I assure you that I will always be with you.

From your side you do your duty – take shelter in Me – and from My side

I assure you of your liberation.”” (DKG)

Namaskar,

Satyanarayan

Note 1: UPADHARMA, DHARMA, & PARAMA PURUSA

Baba says, “Sarvadharma’n parityajya [“Set aside all other dharmas”].

What is the meaning of dharma? It means “property” or “characteristic”.

Jiivas maintain their existence through the expression of their inner

characteristics in different spheres of creation. Every object in the

universe has its own inherent characteristic: the characteristic of

water is to make things wet, and that of fire is to burn. Centering

around this fundamental characteristic, there are many secondary

characteristics. For example, fire burns, but it does not burn the

entirety of an object in the same way. It may burn one part of an object

thoroughly and another part only partially. These different stages of

burning are the secondary characteristics of the primary characteristic

of fire, to burn. Water also has a number of secondary characteristics,

and the collection of all these secondary characteristics is known as

its dharma. To illustrate, when people eat, they do not mix all their

food together and gulp it down voraciously, but follow a system of

eating. For example, they may first eat bitter items, then semi-bitter

ones, then sour ones, and finally sweet things. Sweets come at the end.

The entire action of taking different items of food is called eating.”

“All dharmas have upadharmas [secondary characteristics]. Human life is

no exception. For example, to provide for your family you require some

sort of employment – be it agriculture, trading or business – you have

to keep the house clean, feed everyone, and so on. These are the

secondary characteristics included within the fundamental human dharma.

What normally happens in human life? People get caught up in the

secondary characteristics. For instance, when eating delicious food

people often say “How good it tastes! But if it only had a bit more

spice in it, then it would taste even better.” Being engrossed in the

secondary dharma, people all too easily deviate from their main dharma.

In ancient India, the usual custom was to offer a part of one’s meal to

God before eating it. The spirit was, “May I remember You with every bit

of food.” In Ananda Marga there is a system of applying guru mantra

before commencing any action. The psycho-philosophy behind guru mantra

is to transform the secondary dharma into the primary dharma at the

psychic level. If this were not done then one’s secondary dharma would

predominate. Much precious time is wasted by those who follow their

secondary dharmas.”

“Give up secondary dharmas and accept Me as your supreme goal. Do not

let your mind be diverted to those countless secondary dharmas, but

concentrate it on the fundamental primary dharma. Only then will every

moment of your life be properly utilized.” Now, what is this primary

dharma? Ma’mekam’ sharan’am’ vraja [“take shelter in Me alone”]. Earlier

I said that vraja means to move with Cosmic ideation in a state of bliss.

The movement of human beings in this universe is not movement for

movement’s sake, but is comparable to a vraja parikrama’ [joyous

pilgrimage]. No one moves even one step without any purpose. What does

vraja parikrama’ signify? We all know that just as the historical

Krs’n’a lived in the Vrindavana of this world, our spiritual Krs’n’a

lives in the Vrindavana of our heart. He is the nucleus around which

individuals move.

Ma’mekam’ sharan’am’ vraja

“Do not run after name, power, position or wealth. Try to become one

with Parama Purus’a.” (NKS, Disc: 18)

PRABHAT SAMGIITA

“A’ndha’ra sa’gara pa’re ke go ele…” (PS 1065)

Purport:

O’ the Supreme Entity, who are You who has come to me from the divine

world after crossing the dark ocean. You have come and done the

impossible: You have made those flowers blossom, which had never

blossomed before. Those whose minds were crude, You have made them

spiritual. You have showered Your divine effulgence and filled this

world with sweetness and love. O’ Divine One, by Your grace You have

come, broken the noose of death [1], taught Your sadhana, and shown the

path of liberation. You have released me from the endless cycle of birth

and death by granting me salvation. You have removed all my fear by

keeping me close and helping me in all circumstances. You have satiated

my heart with Your radiant love. You have showered Your causeless grace

and filled my mind with divine bliss. O’ Divine Entity after getting

You, what is the need to have anything else. By Your grace, in getting

You, I have gotten everything. All my longings have been quenched; I

desire nothing else. All that I wanted, I got, by Your grace. O’ the

Unfathomable Entity, who are You.

Baba, in my march from imperfection to perfection, in all the arenas of

life, You are always with me. You love me so much, that is why I do not

have any fear that You are going to leave me. In all times, day and

night, You are always with me– ever willing to help and guide me. Baba,

You have removed the dark curtain of avidya maya. You have opened my

eyes. By Your grace, after pulling me off the wrong path, You have

brought me onto the right path. That which was unthinkable for me, You

have given. I never thought I could get Parama Purusa; I could never

even dream of such a thing. But today, by Your grace, You have made this

possible and more than fulfilled all my hopes and aspirations.

Baba, by Your grace You have given me everything I need. You have given

me all of life’s requirements: Physical, psychic, and spiritual. O’ my

Dearmost, in my dhyana, in my sadhana, You always come and smile like

the crimson dawn. It is Your grace; it is Your grace. In the past, I was

longing for various mundane things. Now, by Your grace, my mind is

pointed and I only long for You, the Parama Purusa. You have aroused my

desire to attain You. And You have quenched that desire by remaining

eternally in my heart. When I am with You, then what else do I need?

Nothing. I do not have any other desire.

Baba, no matter how much I may know, in the true sense I do not know.

O’ Divine Entity, who is so loving and gracious, please tell me who You are…

NOTES FOR PRABHAT SAMGIITA #1065:

[1] Noose of Death: Generally human beings are caught in the ongoing

cycle of birth and death. When one comes in contact with Parama Purusa

then that is the death of death, as by this way one escapes the endless

cycle of birth and death.

Baba says, ““Mrtyurmrtyuh nama’myaham.” “Mrtyurmrtyuh” means “death of

death”…Whenever a man dies, he comes back again in another form. Again

he undergoes death, again he comes back. This cyclic order goes on, and

on, and on. Birth after death, death after birth – the cyclic order goes

on. But what happens when one ensconces oneself in Him, when one becomes

one with Him? One will die, no doubt, but after death one won’t come

back. So when one is in deep love with Him, and death comes, that death

is the final death. After death there will be no rebirth. Along with

that death, death dies. So it is mrtyurmrtyuh – the death of death. So

He is mrtyurmrtyuh.” (AV-3)

Baba says, “Those who take the name of the Lord are really intelligent

and clever, because thereby they accelerate the speed of their spiritual

progress. Those who do not do so, continue to move in the vicious circle

of lives and deaths. This cyclical order of movement from life to death

to life again is called the sam’sa’ra cakra. What will be the fate of a

person who directs all his psychic propensities towards crude

materiality? He will be caught again and again in the serpentine noose

of death.” (SS-21)

Finally, the only way for one to escape the cycle of birth and death is

to do regular sadhana. Then one is sure to get salvation and go beyond

the noose of death.

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Date: 27 Apr 2011 06:24:10 -0000

From: “Gurucharan Deva”

To: AM-GLOBAL

Subject: Mahaprayan of a Ranchi Margii

== MAHAPRAYAN OF A RANCHI MARGII ==

Namaskar,

It is with great sadness that we report the mahaprayan(*) of Ac Kinshukji’s biological brother. So it is that the eldest son of RL Dutta has passed and ungone his mahaprayan. The shraddha ceremony was observed today itself in Ranchi as our dear brother’s mahaprayan took place just a few days ago. In his final days he was suffering from jaundice among other ailments.

We are also very sorry to announce these two mahaprayans which failed to be noted at the right time:

1. Dr Vidya Jain: Our respected elder sister underwent her mahaprayan a few years ago. As many may recall, Dr Vidya Jain was Baba’s personal doctor and in 1989-90, Dr Jain lived full-time in Tiljala to attend to Baba’s medical conditions everyday. Dr Jain was a very great devotee in many respects. She dedicated her whole life to the work of Ananda Marga. The tales of her activism and devotion are vast. Baba Himself called her an “ideal person”. So there is much to tell about her blessed life. Those who wish to know more should write us.

2. Khub Lal Jee of Bettiah (Bihar): The mahaprayan of our dear brother occurred a few years ago. He was a great bhakta and on numerous occasions he personally treated Baba with homeopathy. He as a very great devotee. Tragically he died a few years back but we could not announce his mahaprayan.

So we pay our humblest respects to our respected brothers and sisters who underwent their mahaprayan. If you know of any margii or acarya whose mahaprayan we have failed to report, kindly write us. We wish to give due respect to all who leave this earth and reach their eternal shelter on Baba’s lap.

Namaskar,

Gurucharan

* Mahaprayan (Death): Many are aware that mahaprayan (death) is the

common term used in India and especially in Bengal to describe the death

of an honoured or even ordinary person. In that way the newspapers of

Bengal are regularly citing the mahaprayan (death) of various persons of

society who died or passed away.

Some may get confused and wrongly think that the word ‘mahaprayan’

(death) is one extraordinarily devotional term to be used in association

with Parama Purusa. But that is not at all the case. Rather to do so is

only to undermine the eternal presence of Parama Purusa. That is why no

devotees ever use the word ‘mahaprayan’ in reference to Lord Shiva or

Lord Krsna. Because Lord Shiva and Lord Krsna exist eternally. Then

there is no question of Their mahaprayan (death).

Those who think that Baba is a mortal human being celebrate Mahaprayan on a

particular day of the year related with Baba, but in the true sense Baba is Parama Purusa so He is eternal and there is no question of His mahaprayan.

And for those who need still more technical proof then all this can

be clarified quite readily by referencing the dictionary. Specifically

in the Samsad Bengali-English dictionary on page 742. Checking there it

will be confirmed that the word ‘mahaprayan’ means death. Which is why

it used to refer to the passing away of even common citizens.

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Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2011 19:38:27 -0000

To: AM-GLOBAL

Subject: Baba Story About Serious Injustice

From: “Ishvara”

BABA

== BABA STORY ABOUT SERIOUS INJUSTICE ==

Namaskar,

Here is one key event from the 2011 DMS at Ananda Nagar (January) that we should collectively review. It is deeply related with one Baba story. First let’s tell the Baba story and then we will narrate the critical happening from the January 2011 DMS.

BABA STORY:

PRIZES WRONGLY AWARDED AT DMC

As per the custom, with pomp and show, prizes were awarded at the January 1983 DMC at Ananda Nagar. A committee comprised of Wts convened and selected the winners; and, accordingly those recipients received the award at DMC.

After finishing the program, Baba made His exit from the pandal and returned back to the BQ (Baba’s Quarters). Baba then called the various in-charges and questioned them about the prizes. Baba then appointed a team to further investigate the matter. The investigative team quickly reported back to Baba and confirmed that the selection process had been biased and that the prizes had been given to undeserving and unworthy candidates.

Baba immediately called all the workers to His room and He harshly scolded those Dadas on the selection committee for their partiality and favouritism. Baba told them that the work of a judge is an honourable duty yet they had denigrated the position by their sour dealings. What they had done was shameful and deplorable. Baba then ordered those guilty Dadas do get down on the ground and press their nose into the floor. They were then told to rub their nose across the carpet for 10 ft. This act was punishment to humiliate them so they could understand their sinful behaviour; there was no injury or physical pain involved as the carpet was soft. As those guilty committee members did like this, the rest of the Wts present chanted, “Shame, Shame…Shame, Shame.” Then those guilty Dadas promised those present never to commit such sin in the future.

The next day in the DMC pandal, it was announced to everyone that the prizes had been wrongly awarded. The selection committee had been partial. They had failed miserably in carrying out their duty as judge. Theirs was a kangaroo committee. Baba then made those guilty Dadas come up on the stage and beg apology and ask for forgiveness from all those assembled in the DMC pandal.

Baba said to all, “Should they be pardoned?”. All present that day approved.

But that was not the end of the situation.

Baba then rebuked those undeserving recipients for accepting the award. Baba demanded that such persons should never have accepted those prizes. Rather they should have stood up and said, “I am not worthy of this award.” In this manner Baba strongly blamed both parties involved: The selection committee and the recipients. Baba blamed both parties; all were culprits.

Baba went on to explain in front of everyone that this is not the way to build a healthy human society. The duty of a judge should be carried out responsibly; partiality has no place in our social life. In addition, incompetent persons should never be commended or awarded prizes. Rather deserving people should always be recognised.

In closing, Baba fully ensured that all those prizes were redistributed to worthy candidates.

Everyone who attended that DMC got a big lesson: In our Marga there is no place for partiality and favouritism. All prizes must be awarded in a conscientious manner to deserving people – otherwise both parties are to be blamed: Both the selection committee and the recipients. That is what we should all take away from this story.

YOU CAN ALSO PURCHASE ANY PRIZE IN AM THESE DAYS

Now let’s take a look at what occurred at the January 2011 DMS. At that DMS prizes were awarded by PP Dada Vishvadevananda. In particular, someone received the prize as “The Best Bhukti Pradhan”. Usually such prizes are given to those BP’s who have done great work such as extraordinary pracara or unparalleled social service etc. Otherwise how can they be named as the best bhukti pradhan in the world.

But here in this case, one margii who never attends DC, is slack in 16 Points, and involves in caste marriages was given the prize of best bhukti pradhan. In addition, this margii neither practices sadhana nor asanas regularly, and he indulges in poor food habits. The only qualification he has is money; he is rich. Because of this, he was able to purchase the 2011 January DMS prize: “The Best Bhukti Pradhan” of the entire planet.

Here is the story about that BP.

To keep control of the Hyderabad unit, Dada Savitananda has repeatedly requested Sanjay Goenkaji to serve as the BP of Hyderabad. No election takes place; just he is granted the position outrightly.

At the same time, if you ask Sanjay Goenka if he attends DC at the jagrti in Hyderabad, then he will reply negatively. Indeed it is commonly known that Sanjay Goenka does not regularly attend dharmacakra at the jagrti – plus many are aware that Sanjay Goenka is quite lax in 16 Pts and he follows casteism. All the marriages in his family are arranged within his own caste, i.e. the marwarai business community of India. One should not forget that this community is notorious for sucking the blood of others.

The question comes: Why is Goenkaji automatically granted the post of BP by Savitananda? Answer: Because Sanjay Goenka is a moneyed man. He has money and he gives big money to certain Dadas in the organisation. For that reason he is given the BP post year after year after year.

Now we come to the real issue.

At the January 2011 Ananda Nagar DMS, PP Dada (i.e. Vishvadevananda) awarded Sanjay Goenka the prize of “The Best Bhukti Pradhan” of the entire world – and Goenkaji accepted.

Yet we all know that Baba says that every bhukti pradhan must be very diligent in 16 Points. The BP must be sincere in sadhana, and follow all the personal points like asanas, fasting, use of water and much more. And the BP of course must attend dharmacakra and oppose dogmas like the caste system. Across Delhi sector and throughout the globe we have countless BP’s who are very sincere in attending to all of Sixteen Points; indeed there are so many deserving and qualified candidates. Yet “The Best Bhukti Pradhan” prize was awarded to Sanjay Goenka of Hyderabad, someone who does not even regularly attend the weekly dharmacakra at the jagrti.

Is this not shameful.

According to the teaching from the above Baba story, both the selection committee and the recipient should be rebuked harshly. They should be punished and made to rub their nose on the ground in front of all at dharmacakra and the next DMS. Otherwise they will have to face consequences for their sinful dealing life after life. If anyone is not punished for their adharmic misdeeds, they cannot escape from the Cosmic Operative Principle. So the selection committee must atone for their sin and beg apology in front of all and Goenka should stand up and say that he is not deserving of this prize. Then and only then will things be righted.

Unfortunately, the selection committee was partial and unjust, and the recipient was unworthy. It is as simple as that. It is tragic that those involved failed to learn from Baba’s divine example.

THE REAL DETERMINING FACTOR

Here Baba guides us that proper conduct – i.e. strict adherence to 16 Points – is the requisite factor for determining one’s worth. Then one is deserving of receiving a top prize like “Best Bhukti Pradhan” – otherwise not.

Baba says, “Your ideal is represented by your conduct. Your learning, your social or economic status have nothing to do with your ideal.” (Ananda Vanii #13)

Thus money and social status have nothing to do with being worthy of a prize. It must be based purely on one’s dharmic conduct. Yet Sanjay Goenka received the prize exclusively because of his financial wealth. There is no other reason.

BLACK PACT BETWEEN CAPITALISTS & PRIESTS

Why did this terrible injustice happen with the “Best BP “prize? Here following is the reason given by Baba.

Baba says, “Capitalism will never go against the priesthood nor will priests go against capitalism.” (PNS-15, Talks on Prout)

As Baba explains above there is a black pact between capitalists (Sanjay Goenka) and the priest class (our Acaryas etc). Here we should all remember that the term priest means acarya, avadhuta, and those attending to religious / dharmic duties.

Baba furthermore describes this problem.

Baba says, “Religious exploiters maintain an unholy alliance with the capitalistic exploiters. With hands upraised, a religious preceptor blesses the wealthy merchants for their future prosperity but refuses to see the faces of his poor disciples who fail to provide handsome prańámii (a fee for the priest’s blessing).” (AMIWL-7)

Similarly, PP Dada & Co were quick to recognise Sanjay Goenka because of his wealth while all those sincere margiis were skipped over by the prize committee.

HOW TO PREVENT THIS IN THE FUTURE

Those judges who select the recipients of the prizes are the main culprits as they plunged themselves into partiality. Here then Baba provides us with the key way to prevent such serious injustices in the future. Baba wants that judges should be ideal as noted below.

Baba says, “Judges should be carefully selected from among those whose strength of character is irrefutable.” (HS-1)

When this is done – when our judges are of sterling character – then we will not witness such sinful events like PP Dada bestowing a prestigious prize upon a totally undeserving candidate like Sanjay Goenka.

Namaskar,

Ishvara

Note: PLEASE FORWARD TO SANJAY GOENKA

Please send this letter to Sanjay Goenka and if you do not know his email address then send this letter to his relation, SS Goenka. This will help Sanjay Goenka to mend his ways and get the requital of his sins. Finally, if anyone has Sanjay Goenka’s email address please send that to me so I can serve him also.

PRABHAT SAMGIITA

“A’laker saurrathe saba’y nite tumi esecho…” – P.S. 1089

Purport:

Baba, You have come with the shining chariot of divine effulgence. You

have come to take everyone to the divine realm.

You do not differentiate between who is great, who is meagre, & who is

small etc. You listen to everyone’s tales– to everyone’s feeling of the

heart.

Baba, even without seeing You, I have loved You. I am always feeling

close & loving towards You. And even when I have not heard about You, I

have been attracted by Your divinity. Baba, You are so gracious. You

do not make judgements based on one’s merits or demerits. You love all,

unconditionally. And I understand that You are always present– across

all time and space.

O’ my dearmost, You have done so much for me, and in return You do

not want anything. In spite of knowing about hundreds of defects in me,

You have made me Yours and accepted me as Your own.

Baba, You have showered Your causeless grace on me. You have come here

on this dusty earth to take everyone onto the path of divinity. Baba,

You are so gracious…

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Physical Food and Future

Baba says, “Future generations will spend more of their time and energy on subtle psychic and psycho-spiritual activities, so their demand for physical food will decrease.” (PNS-13, p.47)

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