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Date: Mon, 9 May 2011 20:51:36

To: AM-GLOBAL

Subject: Power of Holy Water of Jamalpur

From: “Ishvara Deva”

Baba

== POWER OF HOLY WATER OF JAMALPUR ==

Namaskar,

Here is a short yet highly significant update from the recently held Jamalpur DMS.

THE SCENE

1. As you may know, Kali Pahar is one of the hills of Jamalpur where Baba used to walk. At the recent Jamalpur DMS, margiis were encouraged to collect and carry water (read as “holy water) from a spring on that hilltop all the way back to their unit.

How did this happen – what was the need? Well Dadas had their agenda in mind to give importance to the Jamalpur tiirtha program so they propagandized about the “holy water” of Kali Pahar. By this way they could build their tiirtha dynasty to create revenue. That was their impetus for creating this holy water ploy.

On the other end, certain naive and simple margiis participated in this ritual of collecting so-called holy water in hopes of a quick-fix or shortcut way to get some grace. And others participated because it was similar to the Hindu dogma that they grew up with.

Naturally, those margiis with a developed ideological understanding did not participate.

HOLY WATER OR POLLUTED WATER

2. All in all, the recent scene at Kali Pahar uniquely resembles how dogmatic Hindus collect and carry water from the Ganges. Such dogmatic Hindus think this is holy water even though it is filthy dirty. “Ganga jal”, as it is called, is sold at a costly rate around the globe. Religious traders and exploiters present it as being holy water, when in truth it nothing but polluted water from the so-called holy Ganges. But with this polluted Ganges water they those dogmatic priests make huge money.

Here below Baba points out the absurdity of thinking that the Ganges – or any water for that matter – is holy.

Baba says, “If merely a dip in the Ganges made one holy, then the fish that are always in the river would be the most virtuous and holy. Pilgrims do not gain morally or spiritually from their holy baths, but, on the contrary, have to suffer bitter experiences – physical troubles, loss of money, mental anxiety, and humiliation at the hands of robbers and thieves.” (Ananda Vacanamrtam, part 33, Samádhi and Mrtyu)

WALKING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF GANGJAL

3. Here is a short sampling how such dogmatic priests and businessmen promote this so-called holy water from the Ganges or Gangajal.

“Gangajal commands a high value in Indian culture. No ceremony, from birth to death, is complete and perfect without Gangajal. According to Maharishi Vedvyas the only way to fight the malefic effects of the Kalyuga, the holy water of Ganga should be used in all the religious ceremonies. If kept in the copper ‘Kalash’ in homes it gives holy vibrations and fights away evil and bad luck. It endows material prosperity and spiritual growth.” (http://www.gangajal.com/)

So this is how the dogmatic Hindus have promoted the Gangajal, or Ganges holy water.

In a similar fashion, soon we will see Kali Pahar water sold at DMS, seminars and even on-line and mail order. In order to pitch the business, stories will be propagated that someone with Alzheimer’s or AIDS was cured by this “holy water”, i.e. Kali Pahar Jal. Plus they will say how cancer, autism, heart disease are also fully curable. This “holy water” will have all the answers for today’s problems. This is their message. Today they orally tell like this and soon they will have a developed business model reflecting this approach.

After all, some of our opportunistic Dadas are not dumb; they figure why should we not en-cash on this like Hindus priests have done.

PHENOMENON OF KALI PAHAR JAL

4. Now certain margiis have their own jal: Kali Pahar Jal or Jamalpur jal. This is the latest dogma that is unfolding. This time senior Dadas were able to convince margiis to collect and carry such water back to their home.

5. The going myth is that one drop of this water is enough to cure one of sickness. Plus this water is needed at every AM ceremony: baby naming, marriage blessing, shraddha etc.

6. Thus the “phenomenon” of Kali Pahar jal is no different from the Hindu dogma of gangajal.

A CASH COW

7. Why are Dadas encouraging this?

Such dogmas give more power to religious traders, i.e. the priests. It is an easy business. Common citizens are forced to reach to that place to collect and purchase their holy water. Then an entire enterprise is formed around this dogma with the potential for huge monetary gain. People get duped into thinking that the only way to be graced in this world is to gather and collect Kali Pahar jal. That is defective mindset. And for Dadas this is a big money-maker.

8. In contrast, if one propagates the dharmic point that Baba’s grace is everywhere and is not limited to a certain place or to a certain jug of water, then that will rapidly undo the Kali Pahar dogma. So such Dadas do not talk about this. Just they promote the Hindu dogma of “holy water”.

9. This is not limited to any particular group in our Marga. All the groups are fascinated by the concept of making big dollars and euros from dogmatic rituals. It is the ultimate get-rich-quick model.

That is why one can get such holy water in Tiljala as well by the site of the tomb. Hence all the leading groups do such things.

BABA’S TEACHING:

SEEK HIM WITHIN NOT WITHOUT

10. Here below is Baba’s dharmic teaching where He vividly opposes such dogmas like Ganagjal and Kali Pahar Jal.

Baba says, “Now, if people, instead of searching for Him in their own “I” feeling, roam about in the external world, they will certainly meet with disappointment: they will have to undergo unnecessary troubles and frustrations, and Parama Puruśa will remain unrealized.”

Átmanasthiitaḿ shivaḿ tyaktvá vahiśt́haḿ yah samarcayet

Hastasthaḿ pińd́am utsrjya bhramate jiivitáshayá.

“How unreasonable it is to search externally for the Supreme Entity instead of searching within! It is like throwing away the foodstuff in one’s own hand, and then complaining of hunger and begging for alms from door to door. On the one hand Parama Puruśa is very vast; on the other hand He is very small. He is so vast that you cannot fully see Him.” (SS-12, The Secret of Dharma Lies Hidden in the Mind)

11. Baba’s divine presence is pervasive. He resides within each and every entity – within the heart of every bhakta. Thus none should fall prey to the latest groupist money-making scheme, i.e. Kali Pahar Jal.

Namaskar,

Ishvara

PRABHATA SAMGIITA

Baba has given this following song to warn those who are demons in human

form, who by their nefarious work are destroying the peace by spreading

poison and bringing disaster.

“Manus’ manus’ ha’ra’ye hunsha kotha’y calecho tumi. A’ka’sh ba’ta’s

bis’iye diye narak kare marttyabhu’mi…” (PS 1190)

Purport:

Why have you lost your rational sense and started moving on the path of

annihilation and ruination. You made this golden earth poisonous with the

domination of your disastrous theories, i.e. the dogma of groupism etc. You

threw away the high ideals of spirituality and you forgot the eternal truth

that whatever strength you are getting, that is coming from Him…Parama

Purusa…Baba… He is the source. So you lost the sense and you do not

like to understand that, to pulverize your ego, the trident of Parama

Purusa is active…

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Food Affects Protoplasmic Cells

Baba says, “Whatever I get, that I will eat” – this must not be the

policy of a sane being. This human body is a composite of protoplasmic

cells, and these protoplasmic cells are made of the food we take in. If

the food and drink is defective, then the protoplasmic cells will also

become defective, and the human mind, which is the collective mind of so

many protoplasmic minds, will also become defective. That is why

ta’masik or static food has a negative influence on the human mind.”

(SS-18 p.3)

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Date: Mon, 09 May 2011 07:51:57 -0400

To: am-global@earthlink.net

From: Rameshvar Deva

Subject: Why Television is Harmful

Baba

== WHY TELEVISION IS HARMFUL ==

Note: This posting is related with a short sound file that has been uploaded to the AM-GLOBAL blogsite. The sound file titled – “Why Television is Harmful” – features an interview with a professor who specializes in educating children about how greedy companies create glitzy commercials to entice viewers to buy their products.

Namaskar,

A noted professor has examined how television is harmful physically, psychically and economically.

On the physical sphere television watching leads to childhood obesity and laziness; psychically it makes one very passive with a significant loss in critical thinking skills; and economically it leads to expenditure on harmful (cigarettes, junk food etc) and unnecessary (impractical fashion, x-tra gadgets etc) items.

While children – and even adults – are very susceptible to all these arenas, here we shall focus on the economic sphere.

THREE YEARS OF COMMERCIALS…

Consider this: Children watch on average 30,000 television commercials and advertisements per year. By the time they are 17 they have spent the equivalent of 3 entire school years watching TV commercials. Kids are literally drowned in and inundated by television ads.

SELL, SELL, SELL TO MAKE A PROFIT (AT ANY COST)

Greedy companies pump huge money into creating fanciful commercials in order to entice viewers to purchase products which they (kids and adults) mostly do not need – or which are deleterious to one’s health. Baba terms this psycho-economic exploitation: Creating a thirst for superfluous and / or harmful mundane things. All done so such companies can turn a big profit.

For instance, a commercial may feature a doll, or a dress, or a toy, or junk food and the overall message might be: If you have this toy all your friends will like you; or if you have this dress you will be very beautiful; or eat this food and people will think you are “cool” or sexy etc. Thus, even though the child has lots of dresses, or plenty of toys, or access to healthy food, they immediately think that they need that toy, food or dress featured in the commercial. This is psycho-economic exploitation.

Children – and adults – are quite susceptible to and easily allured by such commercials.

PRECARIOUS SITUATION

We must remember that children do not yet have a developed intellect – what they see they believe. To ensure their healthy growth, nature’s way is for children to have the innate manner to blindly follow their guardians and parents. By following loving and benevolent parents then children will easily grow in a nice way.

Greedy companies exploit this tendency. Because when false propaganda and deceptive messages are delivered by advertisers, those children accept that message as 100% truth. Then it becomes incumbent upon parents and teachers to de-construct that false message and warn children about such deceptive advertising. In that case the child’s personality becomes torn. Because we are teaching children to be suspicious in which case they will even become suspicious about good things. A lack of trust will develop within the child’s mind.

So it is quite a precarious situation: Either we allow the child to remain gullible and get duped by every tv commercial; or we educate them about the deceptive quality of commercials and cultivate a certain level of distrust in their mind. They will then become suspicious always. This then affects all their human relations as they will suffer from this imposed bondage shaunka, i.e. doubt and distrust.

In either case then the situation is not ideal; however the latter (educating them about the deceptive ways of advertisers) is better than the former (keeping them in the dark and allowing them to be duped by commercials). Better they should critically know about the deceptive strategies of advertisers than remain unaware. In this vicious atmosphere where false things are propagated we have no option but to do this.

INTERVENTION NEEDED:

BY PARENTS AND THE GOVERNMENT

Best of course is if kids are raised without watching tv or at the very least have their programming keenly monitored by parents. It should also be incumbent upon the government to disallow misleading and harmful commercials that aim to take advantage of innocent and naive viewers.

SITUATION IS GRAVE: SCARRED FOR LIFE

All in all such ads are a betrayal of trust that impede on a child’s happiness. They try to brainwash kids into thinking that certain products will make them happy. And when we educate the children about how the commercials are false, then kids learn that unsavory skill of how to dupe others. In the end, such commercials are like child abuse – sexual or otherwise. They scar that child’s psyche for a lifetime. They severely impede – directly and indirectly – on the growth and development of our youths. This cannot be underestimated. The situation is that grave.

EDUCATION IS A MUST

One of the aims of Prout then is to educate citizens about the tricky and deceptive ways greedy companies try to sell their products for profit.

Baba says, “Psycho-economy has two branches. The first branch endeavours to eradicate exploitative and unjust economic practices, behaviours and structures. It will counter all economic and psycho-economic exploitation and make people aware of how capitalists, in their singular or collective roles, exploit society and create unhealthy, artificial demands which not only poison the mind but encourage dangerous habits detrimental to psychic sanctity and expansion. The first and foremost duty of psycho-economics is to wage a tireless fight against all degenerating and dehumanizing economic trends in society.” (AFPS-7, Quadri-Dimensional Economy)

In the above quote, Baba guides us that part and parcel of psycho-economy (a division of our Proutistic economy) is to alert ordinary people about the ways companies try to sell their products (i.e. psycho-economic exploitation) by trying to convince people to buy something that they really do not need. Baba terms this as “artificial demands”.

The sound file up on the AM-GLOBAL blog is a short discussion with one professor who highlights how some schools are trying to educate students – even 6 year olds – so they are not repeatedly duped by these television commercials.

Listen to the following audio clip and learn how some educators are helping children to deconstruct media messages for truth and accuracy.

We should all be aware about this.

Namaskar,

Rameshvar

Note 1: MORE OF BABA’S TEACHINGS ON

PSYCHO-ECONOMY AND PSYCHO-ECONOMIC EXPLOITATION

For your awareness here are more quotes from Baba about psycho-economy and psycho-economic exploitation. Everyone should be aware that psycho-economy is a veritable part of our Proutistic economy whereby citizens become educated. And psycho-economic exploitation is the trick used by greedy companies to dupe consumers into buying their products.

Baba says, “Psycho-economic exploitation is the latest form of dangerous and all-devouring capitalist exploitation. It is a special type of exploitation which first weakens and paralyses people psychologically in various ways, and then exploits them economically.” (AFPS-9, Capitalism in Three Spheres)

Baba says, “Some of the methods of psycho-economic exploitation include… the extensive propagation of pseudo-culture, exemplified by pornographic literature which debases people’s mind and particularly undermines the vitality of the youth;…an unpsychological education system with frequent political interference by vested interests;…placing the control of different mass media, such as newspapers, radio and television, in the hands of capitalists.” (AFPS-9, Capitalism in Three Spheres)

Here below Baba outlines the second branch of psycho-economy. The first branch has been detailed in the main part of this letter.

Baba says, “The second branch of psycho-economy develops and enhances the psychic pabula of the individual and collective minds. This branch is virtually unknown today, but it will become an extremely important branch of economics in the future. It will ensure equilibrium and equipoise in all levels of the economy. It will find new and creative solutions to economic problems to nurture the maximum utilization of psychic and spiritual potentialities. Psycho-economics will add to the glaring glamour of economics.” (AFPS-7, Quadri-Dimensional Economy)

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