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Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2011 18:27:48 -0000
To: am-global@earthlink.net
From: NJK Deva
Subject: Baba Story: Devotee’s Love Attracts Parama Purusa

Baba

“Ga’nera jharn’a’ baye ya’ya, bela’ abela’ na’hi ma’ne…” (P.S.#4868)

Purport:

Baba, by Your divine grace the fountain of Prabhat Samgiita songs is
flowing eternally, completely independent of the normal cycle of time.
Your blissful songs flow according to their own schedule, according to
their own routine– not caring about day or night, summer or winter. The
divine flow and sweet melody of Your Prabhat Samgiita songs are dancing
on the jagged path. They lead one towards that vast Cosmic Ocean–
towards the fountain of effulgence, towards You Baba…

== BABA STORY ==

~ DEVOTEE’S LOVE ATTRACTS PARAMA PURUSA ~

Namaskar,
The life of the devotee is filled with love, longing, and sweet feeling
for Baba. And by His grace Baba sweetly responds to the call of the
bhakta’s heart. This following story beautifully reflects this.

FAMILY ACARYA KISHUNJI’S REQUEST

The year was 1957, and Acarya Kishunji was stationed in
Phulawa’risharif, working for the Bihar Military Police (BMP), when he
got word that Baba would be coming to perform DMC in that very town.

Being a devotee, Ac Kishunji was very excited to attend and put forth a
request to his chief and supervisor, Birju Babu, the Subeda’r Major, or
Assistant Major.

Major Babu was not supportive of the Marga but would never openly say
anything against AM.

Anyway, when Kishunji requested time off to attend Baba’s daytime DMC
program at the local engineering college, then Major Babu replied, ‘You
have your evenings free to attend General Darshan, so then what is the
need to go during the daytime to attend DMC’.

Major Babu was very diplomatic yet firm in his response as he politely
and tactfully rejected Kishunji’s request.

THE AGONY THAT ENSUED

As he was well aware about the militaristic ways of the BMP (Bihar
Military Police), Kishunji understood clearly that there was little to
be done to overturn his supervisor’s decision.

Internally though, Kishunji was in a state of agony.

He was tormented and wounded by the idea that, ‘My beloved Guru has come
to the very place where I am stationed and I cannot attend His DMC program.’

Day long, this idea was burning in Kishunji’s mind & heart. He was
completely upset that he would not be able to see Baba. He viewed the
situation from a thousand different angles, but there seemed to be no
hope in sight– he would miss DMC and miss Baba.

He was crying and thinking what a drama it is that, ‘Baba, You have come
yet I am not going to be able to see You.’

In this desperate and melancholic frame of mind, Kishunji became drowsy
after taking his midday meal. He fell into a sleepy stupor, with all
those feelings of anguish swirling in his thoughts about having to miss
DMC.

AN ABRUPT AWAKENING

How many minutes had passed it was hard to know, when suddenly the loud
sound of a car horn brought Kishunji back to his worldly senses. Honk!
Honk! Honk! The car sound was blowing again and again.

Kishunji was sure it must be some governmental vehicles out in the
street. He got up and went to take a look….

BABA’S DIVINE ARRIVAL

…Behold, there was Baba!

Indeed PA Ramanandji was helping Baba out of the car and now Baba was
walking towards the entrance of Kishunji’s quarters.

Kishunji, usually quite stoic in life, suddenly burst into
uncontrollable tears. Tears were flowing and flowing as he saw Baba come
towards his residence.

Kishunji was crying loudly and more loudly– the neighbors began
thinking that something was wrong or that someone had died.

Never before in his life had Kishunji cried like this for Baba; he was
totally overcome with emotional-cum-devotional yearning for Baba.

His whole life he had served in the military police, so he was trained
and accustomed to being quite reserved in his response. This then was
totally unusual. The floodgates of sentimental feeling for Baba were
overwhelming for him as he cried more loudly for Baba.

BABA’S GRACIOUS ENTRANCE

Baba majestically entered and said, ‘How are you, I have come to see you’.

Kishunji was completely enamoured with Baba and totally amazed that Baba
had blessed him by coming to his governmental quarters.

Per the custom, Kishunji offered Baba some fruit. Baba just smiled.

Then Baba gently and compassionately consoled Kishunji for all the
mental difficulty he had been going through about not being able to
attend DMC.

Kishunji felt completely relieved– his heart was fully satiated by
Baba’s sweet presence.

In total, Baba stayed at Kishunji’s house for 15 minutes, and over that
time Baba showered much love and affection on him.

All of Kishunji’s psychic afflictions vanished and were washed away in
the wake of Baba’s overflowing love.

Then Baba indicated that it was time to go as He had to hold general
darshan in a short while. In that way, Baba and his entourage took leave.

Kishunji felt blessed and thought the entire occasion was nothing but
Baba’s causeless grace.

BABA’S BLESSING

By Baba’s grace, He has brought us under His shelter. He knows our inner
thoughts and worries. He is there to heal our wounds and soothe our
pains. And by His grace He is always showering His love and compassion
on us.

This above story of Ac Kishunji serves as a blissful reminder how Baba
lovingly responds to our call.

In truth it is He who has awakened our hearts, in that way we begin
longing for Him, and in response He showers us in His overflowing love.

Baba says, “Parama Purus’a hears all your internal thoughts. Nothing is
unknown to Him. He is like a tape recorder in your mind. You may be
forgetful with the passage of time, but not Parama Purus’a.” (AMIWL-10)

Baba says, “Parama Purus’a is not an impersonal entity, or an entity
moving far away in the boundless sky. He is your personal entity. One
who doesn’t entertain any thought about past, present or future, but
simply says, “I have come to take shelter in You,” is sure to get the
shelter of Parama Purus’a and will certainly be lifted onto His lap.” (AV-5)

Namaskar,
Nagendra

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SCIENCE BEHIND KIIRTAN

Baba says, “At the time of kiirtana, the vocal cord sings, the ears
hear, and the hands and feet dance, and thus all the organs are kept
preoccupied with the divine. They are not allowed to move wherever they
want but are kept engaged. There is a popular Indian superstition that
when ghosts are not kept busy they break the necks of their prey. Similarly,
if the sensory and motor organs are not kept engaged in the attainment of the
divine, they may lead one astray. Kiirtana is therefore most beneficial as
it keeps all the organs fully engaged in a spiritual pursuit. However, while
doing kiirtan, if one listens to anything else, the mind will be diverted.
Suppose, while doing kiirtana, one lady asks another, `Well sister, what
did you cook today?’ This will also be heard by the practitioners of
kiirtana. To prevent these undesirable sounds from being heard, it is
advisable to play some instrument during kiirtana.” (AV-8, p.13)
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