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Date: 31 May 2011 16:26:43 -0000

From: “Chandramohan Deva”

To: AM-GLOBAL

Subject: Baba Taught only 1 Thing

 

Baba

 

== BABA TAUGHT ONLY 1 THING IN COUNTLESS WAYS ==

 

Namaskar,

The top-most ideal in the life of any sadhaka is to realise that,

‘Parama Purusa is always with me’. To live with this feeling firmly

established in the mind is to be a true spiritualist. That is Baba’s

teaching.

 

As we know, devotion is everything for an aspirant; and devotion means

always feeling that ‘Parama Purusa is with me’.

 

Baba says, “When devotion is there, Parama Purus’a is there.” (SS-20

‘Astitva and Shivatva’)

 

So cultivating devotion and feeling His loving internal presence is the

central theme of our life. That is what we are to strive for.

 

 

BABA’S MAIN TEACHING ON THIS EARTH

 

If we take a moment to review Baba’s physical presence on this earth, we

can easily see that this is also one of the main things He wanted to

teach us– that He is always with us.

 

Behind His reporting sessions, behind His scoldings, behind His pointing

out, behind His Dharma Samiiksa, and behind His so many demonstrations

was the inherent idea that, ‘I (Baba) am always with you’. That was what

He was showing us.

 

Because in all those circumstances, Baba was practically teaching us

that even when He was not physically next to us, even then He was aware

of our each and every thought, word, and deed.

 

How many times would a margii arrive from Brazil or Hong Kong, or how

often would a WT come from their posting in Bombay etc, and in step-wise fashion

Baba would recount all the details of their long and arduous journey, or

some other event in their life.

 

This was Baba’s unique way of saying, ‘I am not just this physical body,

always I reside in your heart & mind. I am always with you– caring for

you’.

 

This idea Baba has repeated in hundreds of discourses. And in His

practical life, in countless ways Baba has taught this ideal: That He

remains with us– wherever we go, in whatever circumstance we are in.

 

Baba says, “Pure shete yah sah purus’ah, that is, ‘The witness-ship that

lies quiescent in every entity is the purus’a’.” (AS, 1-1)

 

 

SOME REALISE & SOME NOT

 

Those who, by His grace, realise this ideal, to some or more degree,

feel Baba’s presence in sadhana and understand that His physical

presence was just an external manifestation, and not the whole of who

Baba is.

 

Naturally then when they sit for sadhana then they feel internally

linked with Baba, by His grace.

 

Unfortunately, today there are some who claim, directly or indirectly,

that Baba is gone. This is a result of their thinking that Baba was just

a physical person on this earth, like so many others; and since 1990

Baba is gone, just like every other person who left this earth.

 

But we must not in any way, shape, or form support or encourage this

false notion that Baba is gone, as that undermines Baba’s magnanimous

presence and is detrimental to our own spiritual progress.

 

 

NOT JUST PHYSICAL

 

While Baba’s physical advent on this earth was so historic and

meaningful, it was never meant that we should take His physical body as

the totality of His personality. That is why from the very beginning,

sadhana was a mandatory practice. Baba’s ongoing guidance was that we

should seek Him and serve Him within.

 

For that reason He has given kiirtan, dhyana, first lesson, madhuvidya

and so many other teachings and practices. To realise His presence inside.

 

Plus in Prabhat Samgiita Baba has described the sheer futility of trying

to find Parama Purusa in the external world.

 

Vane upavane khu’nijiya’ khu’nijiya’

Kona kha’ne tava dekha’ na’ pa’i…

A’ja bujila’ma manete rayecho…

Ba’hira vishve khunjiya’ khunjiya’

Ka’chera du’re pa’t’ha’te ca’i (PS #1082)

 

O’ Baba I am searching for You in the forest and in the gardens

I could not see you anywhere

Today I understand that You are remaining in my mind

Those searching You in the external world

Want to send You from close to far

 

So even when in physical form, Baba was describing that the only way to

truly get Him was to seek Him within.

 

Furthermore, He put forth the warning those seeking Him externally would

not only not find Him, but would push Him far, far away.

 

Baba says, “Du’r’a’t sudure: if people think that Parama Purus’a is far

from them, then He is very, very far. Du’ra means far and sudu’ra means

so far that the human mind cannot even imagine it.” (SS-11, p. 65)

 

 

NOTHING HAS CHANGED SINCE 1990

 

Hence for those involved in sadhana, then nothing has changed since

1990, because the way to get Him has remained the same. He remains

eternally in our hearts and mind. In AM, by His grace, we understand

that it was just His liila that He physically manifested Himself on this

earth. But always He is with us– in our minds and heart.

 

That is why in AM there is not a new Guru. On most paths a successor is

named to be the new guru. But in AM when Parama Purusa Himself is the

Guru, and when He is always with us, then there is no question of there

being any second or third Guru.

 

Thus the same inner link that was present before 1990 is the same as

today and will be tomorrow. And it is this link– the devotional reality

that He is always with us– that we should cultivate each and every

breath, each and every moment we are alive. That is how we are to find Him.

 

Across so many discourses, reporting sessions, songs, and PC’s, there is

one main thing that Baba wants to teach us: That He is always with us

and the path of devotion means to realise Him and live with the

awareness that He resides eternally in our mind and heart.

 

 

BABA’S BLESSING

 

Baba says, “Parama Purus’a, the Supreme Father, is always with you and

you are never alone.” (AV-12)

 

Namaskar,

Chandramohan Deva

 

 

OUR SANSKRIT NAMES

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

PRABHAT SAMGIITA

 

“Jakhani bha’vi kichu cini bujhi, dekhi a’mi kichu ja’ni na’…” (PS 3225)

 

Purport:

 

When my little ego dominates then I think that I know and understand

everything. It is only later that I realize that I do not know

anything– I know not. When I try to move on the path with my own

strength, then it is difficult for me to decide what I want to do and

what is my goal. From the origin of which unknown source am I floating

and floating, from far to the farthest place, in the search of that

unknown divine Entity. Day and night I am searching and wandering; why I

wander around I do not understand.

O’ karunamaya, what type of divine play do You do with me. What type of

liila do You go on playing with this unit entity. How can this divine

play between unit and cosmic continue without Your grace. Baba, You are

everything, only by Your grace is anything possible…

 

 

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Health Guideline

 

Baba says, “In order to digest starches and carbohydrates, the saliva of

the mouth must help at the preliminary stage. Chewing food brings an

adequate quantity of saliva into the mouth. No sooner does the food

mixed with saliva enter the stomach than the liver and the pancreas are

enabled to start secreting their bile and digestive fluids. So unless

food is chewed well, the liver can never function properly.” (YT, p.1)

 

Note: In the fast-paced life of this 21st century, people no longer give

themselves proper time to attend to their basic life duties, such as

eating food. Instead people just rush off from one appointment to

another and “grab a bite to eat” along the way at any number of

drive-thru, fast-food places. In their hectic pace, instead of chewing

their food they just inhale their meal, nearly swallowing it whole. But

this way of “eating” is terribly hazardous to the health and invites

many diseases. As Ananda Margiis we should spread Baba’s above teaching

to the members of the general society so that they may be benefited.

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