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Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2011 20:02:37 -0000
To: AM-GLOBAL
From: Niranjan Deva
Subject: Goenka: I Have No Interest in Revolutionary Marriages

Baba

== GOENKA: I HAVE NO INTEREST IN REVOLUTIONARY MARRIAGES ==

Namaskar,
Many of you may recall the story of Sanjay Goenka and how he was totally undeserving of and wrongly awarded the prize of “Best Bhukti Pradhan” at the January 2011 DMS.

A link to that letter of 26 Apr 2011 is appended below for your easy reference.

Now here is more news about that same Sanjay Goenka and his family. This letter is also quite revealing about his “dedication” to AM ideals and how far he was deserving to get the prize of “Best Bhukti Pradhan”.

STORY:

WE ONLY MARRY WITHIN OUR OWN CASTE

Once, during seminar in Tadepalligudem, I asked Sushil Goenka Dada, who has a nephew-uncle relation with Sanjay Goenka, why he had come to the seminar on the third day. Why did he not come earlier for the start of the seminar.

Note: Here it should be understood that Sushil Goenka runs the family business, i.e. a large factory, in Hyderabad. Yet he comes to Tadepalligudem fairly regularly as OP Goenka runs the factory there. Thus it was expected that Sushil would be present for the entire seminars it was in his known area. That is why I asked why he had been absent the first two days.

Sushil Goenka replied, “I have been in Delhi to attend the marriage of the daughter of one margii named Vijay Agrawal.”

Note: Vijay Agrawal is a well-known and respected margii and according to Goenka he belongs to the same community, i.e. marwarai business community of India. As people learn more about Agrawalji’s actions, they may reevaluate how much respect he truly deserves.

I inquired, “Was it a revolutionary marriage?”

“Dada, in our community, no such marriage is allowed.” That was the reply uttered by Sushil Goenka.

It then became quite clear how far he follows AM ideals.

WHO CAN SAY LIKE THIS

Why was it so clear? Because it is only when people feel extremely comfortable with their manner and ways that they will overtly tell things about their own life that others might find to be improper or even despicable.

For example, those in the mafia will openly brag about killing and murdering common citizens because those mafia men are very comfortable with the fact that they murder other humans. They are so involved and accustomed to killing that they do not care what others think about this. So they would openly tell others about it.

Similarly, because of his strong allegiance to caste dogma, Sushil Goenka was very frank in telling that he and his family totally shun Baba’s system of revolutionary marriage.

Here the whole point is that only someone very comfortable with caste dogma can openly and shamelessly proclaim his strong allegiance to caste marriage to a fellow Ananda Margii. Such is the lowly psychic status of Sushil Goenka on this matter. The man has not an ounce of shame about this – only pride.

Furthermore, Sanjay Goenka, with whom he has uncle-nephew relation, overtly supports caste marriages for his entire extended family. Sanjay Goenka Dada knowingly and unflinchingly contravenes Baba’s explicit guideline. As a senior member of the family, it is Sanjay Goenka Dada who has perpetuated and approved this dogma of caste marriages. Indeed he is more wedded to his dogmatic Hindu caste than to Baba’s dharmic and divine teachings. Yet this same Sanjay Goenka was awarded the “Best Bhukti Pradhan” prize at the January 2011 DMS.

It is also known by many that Sanjay Goenka Dada is not very involved in AM teachings or activities. Just he mingles with margiis on occasion. So here again it is most surprising that this same Sanjay Goenka was awarded as “Best Bhukti Pradhan” in front of one and all at the January DMS.

And really, this point of blatantly disregarding Baba’s system of revolutionary marriage is too much.

THE TRAGEDY OF IT ALL

As we know Baba has taken great trouble to wipe out the dogmatic caste system. And one of the main techniques Baba has prescribed is inter-caste marriages. In those early days of AM, the Hindu establishment strongly opposed Baba and destroyed the land and personal property of countless Ananda Margiis who strictly adhered to Baba’s system of revolutionary marriage. There are countless tales of struggle and strife in this regard.

Because as we all know, rooting out an age-old dogma is not easy. It takes the advent of a great Personality like Taraka Brahma to guide society and wipe out such dogmas. Without that, harmful dogmas like the Hindu caste system continue on for centuries. Baba has graced humanity by opposing and eradicating this heinous dogma.

Yet now, people from the Goenka family are re-implementing this crude dogma under our very eyes. They are more concerned about the their prestige and the so-called purity of their own caste, i.e. marwarai business community of India, than they are about adhering to and following Baba’s dharmic ideals. That is why Sanjay Goenka and his whole clan openly disregard Baba’s revolutionary marriage system.

Then, beyond belief, this very same Sanjay Goenka is awarded the prize of “Best Bhukti Pradhan.” How does this work? Such people are a slur on AM yet they are treated as class “A” margiis. Their behaviour is awful yet they are given the top prize. What message are those at the helm trying to give to margiis: “Become worthless and get the top prize”.

THEY DO NOT BELIEVE IN PARAMA PURUSA

Here Baba strongly condemns any and all who follow caste dogma and disregard the revolutionary marriage system. Such persons “do not believe in Parama Purusa” – those are Baba’s exact words. Please read His following guideline.

Baba says, “Everyone on this earth is a child of Parama Puruśa; no one is big or small. All are related as brothers and sisters. As far as castes are concerned, no one is high or low. How can the children of the same Father be of different castes? All people are of the same caste. Everyone is by birth of the same caste as their father. So keep away from those who discriminate in terms of caste; keep far from the reach of their noose. Why? Because those who believe in caste, do not believe in Parama Puruśa. If five people are of five different castes, then what is the caste of Parama Puruśa? Can He be of five castes? No, that is not possible. So bear in mind that those who believe in caste, do not have genuine belief in the Supreme Father. How can people of five hundred castes have one and the same father? So I say those who believe in caste, do not believe in the Supreme Father, and those who believe in the Supreme Father do not believe in caste.” (Discourses on Krśńa and the Giita, “Mucyate Bhavabandhanát”)

In clear-cut language, in His above teaching, Baba definitively guides us that those following Hindu caste dogma do not believe in Parama Purusa. There is no middle ground. Where there is casteism there is no belief in Parama Purusa. That is Baba’s exact teaching, nay warning. Thus one should keep oneself millions of miles away from the dogma of casteism.

Here following is Baba’s fundamental teaching from Caryacarya about marriage. Once again, one is not to pay heed to caste dogma in the case of marriage.

Baba says, “While arranging a marriage [in the case of that kind of marriage], the guardians should not consider the caste or nationality of the bride and bridegroom.” (Caryacarya-1)

Thus Baba’s stand is perfectly clear. Yet, the Goenka clan, like Sanjay and Sushil, is pointedly committed caste marriages. It is a shame.

BABA’S BLESSING

Baba has blessed us with all the practices to lead a dharmic life. So it is not at all appreciated if one family – like the Goenka family – follows their caste dogma with regards to marriage and totally ignores Baba’s revolutionary marriage system.

More about this is written below in “Note #1”.

But already you have the essence of the story. Sanjay Goenka has blatantly overlooked Baba’s marriage system yet still he gets huge respect and wins the award of “Best Bhukti Pradhan”.

Rather the prize should go to the one who sincerely follows Baba’s grand teachings in all realms of life. That is Baba’s distinct teaching.

Baba says, “It is action that makes a person great. Be great by your sádhaná, by your service, by your sacrifice.” (Ananda Vanii #20)

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)

Namaskar,
Niranjan

Note 1: CLARIFICATION ABOUT SHYAM SUNDAR GOENKA – AKA HAMRAHI

Many margiis around the world know of SS Goenka, i.e. Shyam Sundar Goenka, also known by his pen-name of Hamrahi. SS Goenka is very active on email and he shares the same forefathers as Sanjay and Sushil Goenka. Most specifically, Sanjay is the grandson of SS Goenka’s elder brother B.K. Goenka.

SS Goenka also does not have or follow the RM system. People mistakenly think Geonka Dada is a top-notch margii. But in reality we have to question this. After all, his family never does intercaste marriages. Rather they do one special trick.

Within the entire Goenka clan, their sons and daughters are not married to any Ananda Margii families. So they just marry their children into their marwarai business community. And then only after the marriage is performed, they are initiated into AM. This is their devious method of not paying heed to Baba’s system of revolutionary marriage (RM). Yet such persons hold themselves to be the vanguards of Baba’s holy teachings. Everyone can decide for themselves how far this is hypocrisy or not.

They preach the intercaste marriage system to others, but they themselves do not follow it.

They want to be looked upon as being ideal – and some naive margiis believe that the Goenka clan follows all Baba’s guidelines perfectly. But rational margiis have a different understanding.

Up till now the Goenka clan has not done any RM, and they have no plan to do so in the future either. You can ask more about their caste marriages with SS Goenka Dada (sgoenka.amps2@gmail.com).

Here are some other key note facts about the Goenka / Agrawal clan:

– Sanjay Goenka and Sushil Goenka are nephews of SS Goenka.

– Vijay Agrawal stays in Mumbai and SS Soenka is the maternal uncle of Vijay Agrawal.

– SS Goenka is the youngest among his brothers and sisters. That is why all his nephews are only a little younger then he is.

– SS Goenka is now 72 years old. Vijay Agrawal is around 60 years of age.

– Vijay Agrawal has two sons and two daughters. Both daughters got married a few years ago. Both have kids. The younger daughter got married almost two years ago. She stays in Delhi. The elder daughter was married in Mumbai and has two kids. None of these marriages were RM.

– The mother of Vijay Agrawal is the elder sister of SS Goenka. She does not like Ananda Marga and she is a strong, traditional Hindu Marwari follower. Vijay Agrawal has two daughters and two sons. One daughter got married with a different caste – this was the first intercaste marriage in his family but the wedding was solemanised as per the Hindu system, not our revolutionary AM marriage ceremony. The other daughter married within that same Marwari caste. Arunanshu is the eldest son of Vijay Agarwal and a few months ago he got engaged to a girl from a different caste. He will be just the 2nd person of the entire Goenka / Agrawal clan to marry someone from a different caste. Arunanshu has promised us that he will marry as per our Ananda Marga revolutionary system. At present, he is facing strong protest from his grandmother (mentioned above) who is the sister of SS Goenka. Let us see whether Arunanshu becomes the first person to get married as per our AM system or not in the Goenka / Agarwal family.

Note 2: FAKE SAMADHI

It is generally known that Sushil Goenka is basically a goody-goody margii. Many may recall that when Sushil Goenka comes to dharmacakra or akhanda kiirtan, then he cries and weeps loudly, and sometimes afterwards he even tells others that, “I got samadhi.” But by his actions and overall manner, we can verily see that this is not true. Even then no one says this openly to him. When he says he got samadhi, then we just nod our heads and say “yes”.

Note 3: ANOTHER REASON WHY HE GOT THE PRIZE

it is also known to many that Sanjay Goenka bribed the police to harass and bring false cases (theft & burglary) against the innocent margiis of Karnool. Those margiis of Karnool were opposing Savitananda on dharmic points. So when Sanjay Goenka hired the police to “deal with” those Karnool margiis, then Sanjay Goenka got in the “good book” of Savitananda. That is why Savitananda is very pleased and overwhelmed with joy; and that is why Savitananda requested Ranchi leaders to give the top prize of “Best Bhukti Pradhan” to Sanjay Goenka.

Here it should also be noted that when those innocent margiis of Karnool were harassed and arrested by the police, then they were “booked” by Ashok Reddy, who is Savitananda’s loakika brother-in-law, i.e. the husband of Savitananda’s laokiks sister. Ashok Reddy himself is not a true margii in his day-to-day life, just he acts like he is king of the Marga when he has to harass others.

By this story of Sanjay Goenka bribing the police, it is clear that the next time anyone hires some “hitmen” or goondhas to terrorise the other group, then those at the helm will grant that margii the high prize at DMS.

Note 4: PLEASE FORWARD TO SS GOENKA & SANJAY GOENKA

After reading this letter kindly forward this to both Sanjay & SS Goenka. Here are their email addresses for your easy access:

Sanjay Goenka: sanjay@fff.co.in

SS Goenka: sgoenka.amps2@gmail.com

Note 5: LINK TO EARLIER LETTER ABOUT BEST BP AWARD

http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2011/04/baba-story-about-serious-injustice.html

PRABHAT SAMGIITA

“Toma’r pathe cali a’mi, kon ba’dha’y pechoba na’…” (P.S. 1390)

Purport:

Baba by Your infinite grace I am moving forward on Your divine path. By Your grace I do not care about any types of obstacles. I will never look behind in frustrated mood. You are my everything; You are my Goal; You are my sadhana. Baba, fortified with the strength of Your divine name my life is moving. Your name is like the lamp on my path of forward movement. By Your grace You have made me realise that there is no comparison to the strength which is residing in Your holy name.

Baba, by this way days and months are passing. Our closeness is getting more and more intimate, by Your grace. In my heart I realise that You are my everything. Baba because You are and I am. Except this I do not know anyone. By Your grace I am moving on Your path without bothering about any sorts of hindrances. It is Your grace…

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