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Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2011 20:57:22 -0600
To: AM-GLOBAL
From: “Punya’tman Deva”
Subject: Idiot Orator Ruined Prout Conference

Baba

== IDIOT ORATOR RUINED PROUT CONFERENCE ==

Namaskar,
Here is a critical example of why our Prout philosophy is not being effectively propagated to the masses in this present era.

Specifically, at the recent Prout conference in Lucknow, one of the heralded speakers refused to pay respect to our Revered Guru, Lord Shrii Shrii Anandamurtiji, the Propounder of Prout. In that case how could such a speaker properly put forth the ideals and aims of Prout – indeed, he could not.

Thus there was a double-loss. Firstly, the audience witnessed that the chief orator did not have respect for Baba, in which case they wondered why should they have respect for Baba; secondly, the audience listened as the chief orator spoke against Prout by putting forth his own philosophy, in which case they wondered why should they have interest in Prout. Hence it was a double loss.

Please read more about this fateful incident and review what we can do differently to ensure such a blunder never happens again.

COMMON HUMAN PSYCHOLOGY

It is the common human psychology that if you want to learn something or if you think a particular idea or book is good, then you will have respect for the teacher, thinker, or author. That is the way it works.

This is not a religious edict or a dogmatic sermon, but rather an expression of human feeling. Just see these example from popular culture:

a) Michael Jackson: He had fans all over the globe who enjoyed his music that is why at the time of his passing 2 years ago, his memorial service exceeded 2.5 billion viewers via the internet, and 31.1. million people watched it live. Because they like his music they continue to adore him to this very day as hoards of people from all over the world just recently congregated to honour the 2nd anniversary of his death.

b) Harry Potter: The Harry Potter book series and movies have become legendary in the general society. The recently released movie passed the 1 billion dollar mark in just two weeks. All the characters are stars. Because people are so captivated by these books and movies, they totally adore the author JK Rowling. They hold her in the highest regard.

c) Lady Gaga & U2: Both Lady Gaga and U2 are extremely celebrated in the pop music industry. Their tours attract hundreds of millions of dollars. The people really like their music. And indeed if Lady Gaga or the the member of U2 go out in public, then immediately huge crowds of people want to see and touch them.

Here the entire point is that when people like your body of work, then they will revere you as well. That is the very common human tendency. Here are more examples.

d) Michael Jordan: Everyone wanted to see him play basketball and still today he remains a world-famous celebrity. People want to take his picture and shake his hand wherever he goes.

e) Amy Winehouse: The 27 year-old British singer died last week and a huge crowd gathered outside her house and were singing in her courtyard. Because they liked her music they adored her as well.

This is not to say that I appreciate the pop music or books created by these icons etc. Just it is important to emphasize that when people appreciate someone’s work or contributions, then they will adore that person as well. That is the rule.

Thus if you appreciate crude things then you will adore crude people and if you appreciate sentient things then you will adore good people. That is the human way. This happens in all fields of life: Pop music, sports, academics, politics, and more.

If anyone admires the work, teachings, or achievements of a particular artist or athlete etc, then they must have respect and adoration for that person as well. Because of this well-known and proven formula, advertisers pay huge money and use those famous people to sell their wares. The common people revere them so much that they will buy products endorsed by those famous pop icons as well.

This formula works in every sphere of life: If a person likes the design of an automobile, then they will have regard for that automotive engineer. If a person likes a particular film, they will have regard for the producer. And if a person has regard for a physics experiment, they will have respect for the physicist. That is the common human tendency.

How does all this relate with the recent Prout conference? Well, one of the chosen speakers did not have respect for Baba and would not offer Baba a flower, thus it is clear that this same speaker did not have appreciation for Baba’s Prout teachings. For if he liked the teachings of Prout he would have adored Baba as well.

SECRETS OF SUCCESS

We must also keep in mind Baba’s teachings on the “Seven Secrets of Success”. In the second and third principles – shraddha’ & guru pujanam – Baba emphasizes the importance of having the highest regard and reverence for the teacher or Preceptor – on all levels of life.

If one is a student getting a university degree then they must have regard for their professors otherwise they will not be able to learn. If one is an athlete on a team then they must have regard for their coach, otherwise they will not be able to develop as a player. And if one is a sadhaka, then one must have utmost reverence for their Guru, otherwise they will never be able to progress on the path.

In any and all spheres of life, to gain success there must be deep reverence for the teacher or propounder.

In contrast, if there is a blatant lack of respect, then one cannot learn or advance in that arena – whether it be law school, basketball, engineering, or sadhana.

WHAT HAPPENED IN LUCKNOW

At a recent Prout conference in Lucknow, one of the invited speakers refused to offer a flower to Baba during the opening ceremony. All of the other esteemed orators gladly garlanded Baba’s photo, but this particular orator refused. Yet here he was to speak on the point of Prout to one and all – and Baba Himself is the Propounder of Prout – so it was only natural to pay respect to Baba. But this idiot orator refused.

Here it should be pointed out that in India’s tantric tradition, offering a flower or garland to a revered person or host is very common. This is not a radical gesture. It is as common as offering a handshake in the west or offering applause by clapping. So it was not like the conference organisers were asking that orator to do sastaunga pranam and accept Baba as Parama Purusa incarnate. All that was requested was a very ordinary gesture of respect or appreciation – nothing more. And that idiot speaker refused.

That should have been enough of a clue to the organisers (i.e. our Dadas etc) that this so-called orator was unfit to speak on the platform of Prout. Because if he does not respect Baba then certainly he cannot appreciate Prout. Or we can say, if he liked the teachings of Prout then certainly he would have had admiration for Baba and would have offered a flower.

But he refused.

Unfortunately the organisers let him speak, and the whole affair became even more sour as this idiot orator propagated his own philosophy at our own Prout conference.

If a similar sort of scene had unfolded in any other host’s meeting whether it be the Catholic church, the Divine Life Society, or the Republican party (USA), then the organisers would have yanked that person off of the stage – immediately. Unfortunately, that did not happen during the recent Prout conference in Lucknow. The idiot orator was allowed to remain on stage lecture, thereby insulting Baba, and going against Prout. The whole affair was ugly.

When such events take place, it should come as no surprise that our Prout movement is in state of stagnancy. Or we can say if our Prout conferences were up to the proper standard, then our Proutist Universal movement would be growing far more quickly.

Suffice to say here that the invited orator is an idiot and those organisers who allowed him to remain on the stage and speak are also idiots.

Note: For more about what transpired see the eye-witness account posted below in note 1.

PROPER CRITERIA NEEDED

Here we should set down clear-cut guidelines for who is entitled to speak publicly on the platform of Prout. In essence, there are two fundamental criteria:

1. The speaker should be an active proponent of Prout;
2. The speaker should have deep regard for Baba as a great social thinker. (Note: This reverence should come from within the core of their heart and not just be imposed externally.)

These are the two minimum requirements for anyone to be allowed to speak publicly on the stage for Prout. And indeed these two points are inter-linked. Those who propagate Prout will naturally have respect for Baba; and those who revere Baba will naturally embrace His teachings like Prout. We should ensure that those speaking on behalf of Prout have both of these qualities. Then certainly every Prout conference will be a success.

And if for some reason we cannot find a good candidate from the general society, then let any Ananda Margii prepare a talk and come up and speak. That is also proper.

One other point to keep in mind. The speaker need not be famous; rather they should know Prout and have regard for Baba. Inviting a famous person who is not an advocate of Prout will undermine our entire Prout conference.

REMEMBER THOSE JUBILEES

Indeed back in the 1990’s (1991 – 1999) when the various groups were regularly hosting “Jubilees” then this same nonsense was going on. They were inviting famous professors and orators up on the stage without properly considering their background.

All those groupists were looking for was fame & popularity, not whether the speakers had interest in Prout and AM ideals nor whether those speakers had respect for Baba. Needless to say, those groupist jubilees became a total mess. The “honoured guests” would get up on stage and say all kinds things that were contrary to Baba’s teachings and in the process they would insult Baba as well. This was the common trend.

But because those groupists were infatuated with selecting famous scholars who in truth had no feeling or interest for AM, this jubilee program was going on. We can all breathe a sigh of relief that such Jubilees have since been discontinued. If you know of one going on please let us know.

No one should forget the history of this jubliee program. Those who are 25 years-old and strong margiis today should also be aware of this fact.

Tragically, it seems that the organisers of the Lucknow Prout conference did not learn their lesson from these awful jubilee programs.

JUST LIKE STIRRING YOUR FOOD WITH POISON OAK

Bringing an idiot orator who has no interest in Prout and no respect for Baba onto the Prout platform is akin to going camping and using a twig of poison oak to stir your dinner. The meal will get totally spoiled. And that is exactly happened with the Prout conference in Lucknow by using an idiot orator. The conference was ruined. Really those who invited such an orator are also idiots.

Who will such organisers invite next time to speak about Prout – the ghost of Stalin? Best will be if all learn their lesson now and keep the stage of our Prout conferences proper.

The point being that when embarking on any endeavour one should know have proper knowledge and move in the right direction.

BABA’S BLESSING

By selecting persons, who truly revere Baba and have interest in Prout, to speak at our Prout conferences, the propagation of Prout will rapidly increase. So we should all be vigilant on this point.

Baba says, “We are waiting for the rising sun with crimson rays. Even now the crimson rays are a bit visible. These crimson rays are the rays of PROUT.” (Prout Nutshell – 17, Suppression, Repression and Oppression)

Namaskar,
Punya’tman

Note 1: EYEWITNESS ACCOUNT OF THE LUCKNOW PROUT CONFERENCE

Here is the eye-witness report of the events which transpired at the Prout conference in Lucknow – June 26, 2011 – when that idiot was invited to be a guest speaker.

Recently, one PROUT seminar was organized at Lucknow on 26th June where Shri SARPV Chaturvedi Swamy (Trustee Shri Ramanuj mission) was invited as Chief Orator on PROUT. He – along with a few eminent guests – was invited to be on the dais. In the beginning of seminar, all guests (sitting on dais) were requested to come and offer flowers to Baba.

When Shri Chaturvedi was requested to offer a flower to Baba, he did not move and ignored the request. He was once again requested. Shri Chaturvedi Swamy ignored the third request as well. The offer was meant as just formality for guests – they were not requested to do sastaunga pranam and accept Baba as the Sadguru. Just they were requested to offer a flower to Baba. This is the common tradition here in India. It is no different from clapping or standing up to greet a person in other regions. At every conference or convention – regardless of the organisation hosting the event – it is the norm for the invited speakers to pay their respects to the propounder or founder.

But Shri Chaturvedi did not offer a flower to Baba. He refused and remained seated. The audience clearly understood the intention of Shri Swamy. It was the height of humiliation. Shri Chaturvedi Swamy then delivered a lecture which was against PROUT. He propagated his own strategy and termed his philosophy as being better than PROUT.

Note: We should never let such a debacle occur at one of our Prout conferences or at any Ananda Marga function ever again.

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Date: 31 Jul 2011 20:57:22 -0600
To: AM-GLOBAL
From: “Punya’tman Deva”
Subject: Idiot Orator Ruined Prout Conference

Baba

== IDIOT ORATOR RUINED PROUT CONFERENCE ==

Namaskar,
Here is a critical example of why our Prout philosophy is not being effectively propagated to the masses in this present era.

Specifically, at the recent Prout conference in Lucknow, one of the heralded speakers refused to pay respect to our Revered Guru, Lord Shrii Shrii Anandamurtiji, the Propounder of Prout. In that case how could such a speaker properly put forth the ideals and aims of Prout – indeed, he could not.

Thus there was a double-loss. Firstly, the audience witnessed that the chief orator did not have respect for Baba, in which case they wondered why should they have respect for Baba; secondly, the audience listened as the chief orator spoke against Prout by putting forth his own philosophy, in which case they wondered why should they have interest in Prout. Hence it was a double loss.

Please read more about this fateful incident and review what we can do differently to ensure such a blunder never happens again.

COMMON HUMAN PSYCHOLOGY

It is the common human psychology that if you want to learn something or if you think a particular idea or book is good, then you will have respect for the teacher, thinker, or author. That is the way it works.

This is not a religious edict or a dogmatic sermon, but rather an expression of human feeling. Just see these example from popular culture:

a) Michael Jackson: He had fans all over the globe who enjoyed his music that is why at the time of his passing 2 years ago, his memorial service exceeded 2.5 billion viewers via the internet, and 31.1. million people watched it live. Because they like his music they continue to adore him to this very day as hoards of people from all over the world just recently congregated to honour the 2nd anniversary of his death.

b) Harry Potter: The Harry Potter book series and movies have become legendary in the general society. The recently released movie passed the 1 billion dollar mark in just two weeks. All the characters are stars. Because people are so captivated by these books and movies, they totally adore the author JK Rowling. They hold her in the highest regard.

c) Lady Gaga & U2: Both Lady Gaga and U2 are extremely celebrated in the pop music industry. Their tours attract hundreds of millions of dollars. The people really like their music. And indeed if Lady Gaga or the the member of U2 go out in public, then immediately huge crowds of people want to see and touch them.

Here the entire point is that when people like your body of work, then they will revere you as well. That is the very common human tendency. Here are more examples.

d) Michael Jordan: Everyone wanted to see him play basketball and still today he remains a world-famous celebrity. People want to take his picture and shake his hand wherever he goes.

e) Amy Winehouse: The 27 year-old British singer died last week and a huge crowd gathered outside her house and were singing in her courtyard. Because they liked her music they adored her as well.

This is not to say that I appreciate the pop music or books created by these icons etc. Just it is important to emphasize that when people appreciate someone’s work or contributions, then they will adore that person as well. That is the rule.

Thus if you appreciate crude things then you will adore crude people and if you appreciate sentient things then you will adore good people. That is the human way. This happens in all fields of life: Pop music, sports, academics, politics, and more.

If anyone admires the work, teachings, or achievements of a particular artist or athlete etc, then they must have respect and adoration for that person as well. Because of this well-known and proven formula, advertisers pay huge money and use those famous people to sell their wares. The common people revere them so much that they will buy products endorsed by those famous pop icons as well.

This formula works in every sphere of life: If a person likes the design of an automobile, then they will have regard for that automotive engineer. If a person likes a particular film, they will have regard for the producer. And if a person has regard for a physics experiment, they will have respect for the physicist. That is the common human tendency.

How does all this relate with the recent Prout conference? Well, one of the chosen speakers did not have respect for Baba and would not offer Baba a flower, thus it is clear that this same speaker did not have appreciation for Baba’s Prout teachings. For if he liked the teachings of Prout he would have adored Baba as well.

SECRETS OF SUCCESS

We must also keep in mind Baba’s teachings on the “Seven Secrets of Success”. In the second and third principles – shraddha’ & guru pujanam – Baba emphasizes the importance of having the highest regard and reverence for the teacher or Preceptor – on all levels of life.

If one is a student getting a university degree then they must have regard for their professors otherwise they will not be able to learn. If one is an athlete on a team then they must have regard for their coach, otherwise they will not be able to develop as a player. And if one is a sadhaka, then one must have utmost reverence for their Guru, otherwise they will never be able to progress on the path.

In any and all spheres of life, to gain success there must be deep reverence for the teacher or propounder.

In contrast, if there is a blatant lack of respect, then one cannot learn or advance in that arena – whether it be law school, basketball, engineering, or sadhana.

WHAT HAPPENED IN LUCKNOW

At a recent Prout conference in Lucknow, one of the invited speakers refused to offer a flower to Baba during the opening ceremony. All of the other esteemed orators gladly garlanded Baba’s photo, but this particular orator refused. Yet here he was to speak on the point of Prout to one and all – and Baba Himself is the Propounder of Prout – so it was only natural to pay respect to Baba. But this idiot orator refused.

Here it should be pointed out that in India’s tantric tradition, offering a flower or garland to a revered person or host is very common. This is not a radical gesture. It is as common as offering a handshake in the west or offering applause by clapping. So it was not like the conference organisers were asking that orator to do sastaunga pranam and accept Baba as Parama Purusa incarnate. All that was requested was a very ordinary gesture of respect or appreciation – nothing more. And that idiot speaker refused.

That should have been enough of a clue to the organisers (i.e. our Dadas etc) that this so-called orator was unfit to speak on the platform of Prout. Because if he does not respect Baba then certainly he cannot appreciate Prout. Or we can say, if he liked the teachings of Prout then certainly he would have had admiration for Baba and would have offered a flower.

But he refused.

Unfortunately the organisers let him speak, and the whole affair became even more sour as this idiot orator propagated his own philosophy at our own Prout conference.

If a similar sort of scene had unfolded in any other host’s meeting whether it be the Catholic church, the Divine Life Society, or the Republican party (USA), then the organisers would have yanked that person off of the stage – immediately. Unfortunately, that did not happen during the recent Prout conference in Lucknow. The idiot orator was allowed to remain on stage lecture, thereby insulting Baba, and going against Prout. The whole affair was ugly.

When such events take place, it should come as no surprise that our Prout movement is in state of stagnancy. Or we can say if our Prout conferences were up to the proper standard, then our Proutist Universal movement would be growing far more quickly.

Suffice to say here that the invited orator is an idiot and those organisers who allowed him to remain on the stage and speak are also idiots.

Note: For more about what transpired see the eye-witness account posted below in note 1.

PROPER CRITERIA NEEDED

Here we should set down clear-cut guidelines for who is entitled to speak publicly on the platform of Prout. In essence, there are two fundamental criteria:

1. The speaker should be an active proponent of Prout;
2. The speaker should have deep regard for Baba as a great social thinker. (Note: This reverence should come from within the core of their heart and not just be imposed externally.)

These are the two minimum requirements for anyone to be allowed to speak publicly on the stage for Prout. And indeed these two points are inter-linked. Those who propagate Prout will naturally have respect for Baba; and those who revere Baba will naturally embrace His teachings like Prout. We should ensure that those speaking on behalf of Prout have both of these qualities. Then certainly every Prout conference will be a success.

And if for some reason we cannot find a good candidate from the general society, then let any Ananda Margii prepare a talk and come up and speak. That is also proper.

One other point to keep in mind. The speaker need not be famous; rather they should know Prout and have regard for Baba. Inviting a famous person who is not an advocate of Prout will undermine our entire Prout conference.

REMEMBER THOSE JUBILEES

Indeed back in the 1990’s (1991 – 1999) when the various groups were regularly hosting “Jubilees” then this same nonsense was going on. They were inviting famous professors and orators up on the stage without properly considering their background.

All those groupists were looking for was fame & popularity, not whether the speakers had interest in Prout and AM ideals nor whether those speakers had respect for Baba. Needless to say, those groupist jubilees became a total mess. The “honoured guests” would get up on stage and say all kinds things that were contrary to Baba’s teachings and in the process they would insult Baba as well. This was the common trend.

But because those groupists were infatuated with selecting famous scholars who in truth had no feeling or interest for AM, this jubilee program was going on. We can all breathe a sigh of relief that such Jubilees have since been discontinued. If you know of one going on please let us know.

No one should forget the history of this jubliee program. Those who are 25 years-old and strong margiis today should also be aware of this fact.

Tragically, it seems that the organisers of the Lucknow Prout conference did not learn their lesson from these awful jubilee programs.

JUST LIKE STIRRING YOUR FOOD WITH POISON OAK

Bringing an idiot orator who has no interest in Prout and no respect for Baba onto the Prout platform is akin to going camping and using a twig of poison oak to stir your dinner. The meal will get totally spoiled. And that is exactly happened with the Prout conference in Lucknow by using an idiot orator. The conference was ruined. Really those who invited such an orator are also idiots.

Who will such organisers invite next time to speak about Prout – the ghost of Stalin? Best will be if all learn their lesson now and keep the stage of our Prout conferences proper.

The point being that when embarking on any endeavour one should know have proper knowledge and move in the right direction.

BABA’S BLESSING

By selecting persons, who truly revere Baba and have interest in Prout, to speak at our Prout conferences, the propagation of Prout will rapidly increase. So we should all be vigilant on this point.

Baba says, “We are waiting for the rising sun with crimson rays. Even now the crimson rays are a bit visible. These crimson rays are the rays of PROUT.” (Prout Nutshell – 17, Suppression, Repression and Oppression)

Namaskar,
Punya’tman

Note 1: EYEWITNESS ACCOUNT OF THE LUCKNOW PROUT CONFERENCE

Here is the eye-witness report of the events which transpired at the Prout conference in Lucknow – June 26, 2011 – when that idiot was invited to be a guest speaker.

Recently, one PROUT seminar was organized at Lucknow on 26th June where Shri SARPV Chaturvedi Swamy (Trustee Shri Ramanuj mission) was invited as Chief Orator on PROUT. He – along with a few eminent guests – was invited to be on the dais. In the beginning of seminar, all guests (sitting on dais) were requested to come and offer flowers to Baba.

When Shri Chaturvedi was requested to offer a flower to Baba, he did not move and ignored the request. He was once again requested. Shri Chaturvedi Swamy ignored the third request as well. The offer was meant as just formality for guests – they were not requested to do sastaunga pranam and accept Baba as the Sadguru. Just they were requested to offer a flower to Baba. This is the common tradition here in India. It is no different from clapping or standing up to greet a person in other regions. At every conference or convention – regardless of the organisation hosting the event – it is the norm for the invited speakers to pay their respects to the propounder or founder.

But Shri Chaturvedi did not offer a flower to Baba. He refused and remained seated. The audience clearly understood the intention of Shri Swamy. It was the height of humiliation. Shri Chaturvedi Swamy then delivered a lecture which was against PROUT. He propagated his own strategy and termed his philosophy as being better than PROUT.

Note: We should never let such a debacle occur at one of our Prout conferences or at any Ananda Marga function ever again.

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From: “Girish Deva”
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: What Should Be Done First
Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2011 08:31:48 +0530

Baba

“Ka’nt’a’y ya’r’a’ bhariyechilo, ka’nt’a’r gha’ye ta’ra’i gelo.
Naetikata’ ha’riye phele jar’er pu’ja karechilo…” (PS 4756)

Purport:

Those immoralists who were worshippers of crude materialism, in their
wicked way, such anti-social elements have spread thorns all around to harm
& destroy others. They intentionally wanted to hurt innocent people. But
these same anti-social elements have gotten wounded and annihilated by
their very own thorns*.
Such sinners were only infatuated with dogma; they did not have love and
affection for anyone. They wanted to establish crude materialism at the
cost of millions of lives– but everything went into vain. Their hellish
plan totally crumbled.
The natural tendency of the human mind is to oppose sin; and the innate
feeling of the human mind is to be free. In their attempt to pulverise
these two unique human qualities, the sinful demons used a steamroller to
try and crush the human spirit. But ultimately those immoralist themselves
got destroyed by those very blows. And the victory of humanity and dharma
got established, by the grace of Parama Purusa. The golden dawn arrived by
Baba’s grace…

Note: In this first line of the above Prabhat Samgiita, “Ka’nt’a’y ya’r’a’
bhariyechilo ka’nt’a’r gha’ye ta’ra’i gelo”, Baba Himself shows how the
immoralists have destroyed themselves– by their own very blows. One
boomerang effect happened. Likewise in His below discourse, Baba is
directly referring to the downfall of communism & stating how the communist
leaders will meet this same dark fate. In 1982 Baba delivered this
following passage and within a decade all the main communist leaders were
wiped away from the face of the earth.

Baba says, “The wickedness, the deceit, that pollutes human society first
moves along a crooked path like its masters, and finally ends up by
annihilating its masters themselves. The wicked persons at the helm of
affairs, who are now out to liquidate others, will one day themselves be
liquidated and erased from history by their own followers. Sinful persons,
by following the crooked path, contaminate the atmosphere of the universe,
but ultimately that sinful conduct, in a similar crooked way, will recoil
like a boomerang on the sinners themselves.” (NSS, Shivokti 10)

Note 2: In the above song, Baba employs two English words: dogma and
steamroller. Thus even though the entire song is in Bangla, the above two
words are used in the lyrics and printed using Bengali script. After being
transliterated into Roman Sanskrit, the words are written as: d’agama’ &
s’t’iimarola’r.

== WHAT SHOULD BE DONE FIRST TO BEST BRING WELFARE TO SOCIETY ==

~ BABA’S MANDATE ~

Namaskar,
Baba has clearly stated in various discourses that, in general, people want
to do something to help and improve the society. Most have a genuine desire
to do something good. But the main hurdle in this process is that they do
not know how to proceed; they do not know what to do.

Because bringing about real social welfare and the upliftment of humanity
is not an easy job. Therefore, in their confusion, people often end up
doing the wrong thing at the wrong time, or they do something which
produces an undesirable result etc.

So in order to best serve the society and ensure that really we are
bringing welfare to the humanity, we should pay heed to Baba’s below
directives. Because only His crystal clear tenants stand as the guiding
light for bringing positive changes and prosperity to the world.

‘I WILL DO SOME CONSTRUCTIVE WORK’

One of the most common things people think to do in their attempt to improve
society is to immediately engage in some constructive work. They mistakenly
think by this way they can bring about a good result. But as Baba warns us
this does not always work.

Baba says, “It may not be possible to bring about social welfare through
constructive programmes.” (NKS, ’97, p.233)

For example, nowadays in our Marga, people have gotten frustrated by the
way the organisation is running so in their naive way of thinking they
decide that by hook or by crook they should engage in some ‘constructive
work’. Because in their limited view they think this is the only way to
serve the society.

Following this pathway, they may go off on their own and start their own
Master Unit, or they may form their own service project, or even they may
even start their own social service organisation etc. Or they may resort to
other ways in order to do something concrete for the world. But Baba warns
us that such faulty approaches will not work.

Because ultimately we have to form one unified human society. And by
dividing the organisation or breaking away on one’s own just because it
seems easier to do some ‘constructive programme’ that way, this will not
bring about a beneficial result. Initially from a narrow-minded perspective
it may look like the project is really great; and by this way people may
get ego-satisfaction. But ultimately such efforts will go in vain. Because
where is the guarantee that their project will not undergo some difficulty.
In that case what will they do? Run away and start yet another new
programme or organisation etc.

So those who blindly think that doing constructive work is the first and
foremost means to serve the world cannot bring true welfare to society.
Rather, they end up creating more divisions and factionalism or some other
wayward result. This we have seen in the past and this we will see in the
future also.

That is why Baba has issued His strict warning against this way of doing.

Baba says, “It may not be possible to bring about social welfare through
constructive programmes.” (NKS, ’97, p.233)

‘I WILL FIGHT AGAINST INJUSTICE’

Secondly, people often think that at any at all cost they must wage a war
against injustice. They think that by this way the world will become
better. But here again Baba directly warns us that this approach also will
not work.

Baba says, “It may not be possible to bring about social welfare
through…the struggle against injustice alone.” (NKS, ’97, p.233)

For example, in the hoary past, when slavery was at its peak either in the
US, Egypt, or wherever, then merely waging a war against those slave-owners
did not work. Because those slaves were being fed and housed by those
slave-owners and many of the slaves were thinking that everything was
alright. Their masters were providing them with heart and home so those slaves
were not thinking that anything was wrong. And they did not want to see anyone
opposing and fighting their masters. In that case fighting against those
injustices will not be fruitful.

Similarly today, if with the full banner of struggle one attempts to stand
up against the ruling vaeshyas, then many people amongst the common mass
will not support that fight. Because those people think that they get their
bread and butter from those capitalist business leaders. And if those
capitalists are torn down then the people think they will be without food
and water. Or they simply feel obliged and indebted to those ruling
capitalists. Although, it has to be admitted that which each passing down
the commmon people are having less and less faith in the vaeshyan leaders.

Whatever the case may be, in both the above circumstances, with regards to
those ruthless slave owners and the blood-sucking capitalists, even though
there is the presence of massive exploitation, fighting outrightly against
that injustice will not bring about true social change because the people
are not ready to support that stand.

About this Baba has given His clear-cut guideline.

Baba says, “Revolution may not take place unless the exploited masses are
psychologically prepared for revolution. If the people do not support
revolution, the clarion call for revolution will not be heeded.” (PNS-21)

For this reason Baba warns us that merely fighting against injustice cannot
bring welfare to the world.

Baba says, “It may not be possible to bring about social welfare
through…the struggle against injustice alone.” (NKS, ’97, p.233)

SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS NEEDED

So in order to bring about real positive changes to the world, another key
ingredient is needed. Something more is needed. And that special
requirements is social consciousness. This is Baba’s expressed teaching.

Baba says, “Without arousing social consciousness, it is next to impossible
to bring about social welfare.” (PNS-21, p.63)

Thus to really uplift the humanity there must be wide-spread education
amongst the common people until their eyes are open and their mind is
awake. So arousing social consciousness is the first and most important
step towards bringing lasting positive changes to the world.

Here again in His below teaching Baba furthermore emphasizes the need to
arouse social consciousness amongst the people.

Baba says, “In order to save humanity from economic exploitation (whether
politico-economic or psycho-economic), you must raise the people’s
consciousness, otherwise they will never be able to successfully resist
psycho-economic or politico-economic exploitation.” (NH-LOI, ‘Exploitation
& Pseudo-Culture’)

Thus whether in our Marga or in the general society, one key point for
doing real service and creating that wave of positive change is heightened
awareness about the conditions of the day. Once the people are awakened to
the fact that something needs to be done and that there is exploitation
rampant in every corner, then in a united away they will rise up and
support the call for progressive social change.

BABA’S BLESSING

By Baba’s grace He has blessed us with His Proutistic vision for bringing
about social change– where the minds of the people get awakened and
aroused and people develop a heightened social consciousness. By this way
truly positive changes are made and society can advance.

Baba says, “The old era is replaced by a new era– one collective
psychology is replaced by another. This type of revolution results in
all-round development and social progress.” (PNS-21, p.60)

Namaskar,
Girish

Note 1: RECENT HISTORY IN OUR MARGA

In our own AMPS it was just a few 3, 5, or 7 years ago that some margiis were
not commonly aware that groupism was rampant the Marga. In that case people
were not ready to hear or listen to any plans or ideas about fixing the
problems. But now that social consciousness has gradually spread amongst
each and every margii, all are becoming aware about the lustful ways of the
various groupist leaders. People feel there is a distinct need for everyone
including those at the helm to follow Baba’s teachings. On this foundation
of understanding, step by step we are getting in prime position to bring
about all the changes needed to create that seamless AMPS organisation that
is firmly rooted in Baba’s ideological teachings. Ours will soon be that
AMPS which will lead the whole humanity from darkness into light.

********************************************
Most Precious Jewel

Baba says, “When one suddenly finds any jewel– any rare and costly jewel–
then immediately they pick it up and keep it close to their breast–
leaving everything else behind, forgetting all other things, not even
caring about their prestige. As far as possible one then keeps it hidden
from others. Among all the jewels, the most precious is Parama Purusa.”
(SC-10)
********************************************

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Date: 30 Jun 2011 22:11:30 -0400
From: Donald_G
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: Chanakya & Pitiful Situation of USA

BABA

“Ma’nus’ yeno ma’nus’er tare sab kichu kare ya’y…” (P.S. 2192)

Purport:

Great persons– proper human beings– do everything in their life for
the upliftment of other human beings. In their mind they also never forget
that animals, birds, and plants also belong in their vast family. For such
sadhakas, no one is alien because in their heart they understand
that each and every being wants to survive & live a happy life.
Why do human beings remain crying, feeling isolated in their own
suffering after losing their path in the Cimmerian darkness. Our love and
care will bring everyone close to us; nobody will be left behind– crying
and suffering in frustration. On this auspicious crimson occasion we will
save everyone and provide them shelter from the burning flame of
illiteracy, starvation, and all kinds of troubles. Elevated human beings
come on this earth to serve everyone, all humanity plus the birds,
animals, plants, flora and fauna, & animate and inanimate objects– the
entire creation…

== CHANAKYA AND PITIFUL SITUATION OF USA ==

Namaskar,
Baba guides us that 2300 years ago a minister clearly warned his kingdom
of the ills of capitalism and gave the solution.

Now, in this modern era, the so-called greatest power on earth suffers
terribly from those very ills pointed out 2300 years ago.

The name of that sagacious minister was Chanakya of the Maurya dynasty.
The name of the county suffering today is the United States of America.

So the very seeds of destruction that now severely threaten to ruin the
seemingly once indomitable force of the USA were well understood by the
keen philosopher-sage Chanakya more then two thousand years ago.

In His Prout discourses, Baba highlights the accuracy and importance of
what Chanakya said, and side by side Baba has given us all the practical
answers for solving the woes of capitalism by establishing the era of
Prout.

BABA’S REIVEW OF CHANAKYA NITI

The famed pundit Chanakya put forth his views on political ethics &
economy in his nitishastra. He warned how the greed of capitalism will
strangle society and bring any kingdom to its knees.

Baba says, “Chanakya said that a business person who becomes extremely
rich is harmful to the state. If a king finds that somebody has become
extremely wealthy, he should reduce the person’s wealth and property by
imposing direct and indirect taxes on them. If he does not do this, the
vaeshyas may destroy the structure of the government unless they can
make it the tool of their exploitation.” (HS-1)

Chanakya predicted that if the greedy capitalists remain unchecked then
they will take over the political arena in order to exploit the masses
and hoard more wealth.

And is that not exactly what we see happening today in the USA. The top
capitalist forces have lobbied for and put into legislation all they
need in order to accumulate huge piles of money, thereby strangling the
remaining 99.9% of society.

The common people in the US cannot get health care, unemployment is
rising, poverty is skyrocketing, housing is in crisis, education is
unaffordable – indeed each and every fundamental aspect of society is
spiraling out of the control. The common people can no longer survive,
yet still the capitalists are strategizing how to get even more money.
Such is the state of affairs in the US and that is the very hell that
Chanakya warned about ,long ago.

Chanakya’s initial solution was to tax the wealthy. Yet we see that the
top vaeshyas in the USA have millions of tax loopholes, thus they are
able to evade taxes through fancy paperwork etc.

But that was not the only solution which Chanakya offered. See here
below what he says must be done if the capitalists escape the tax
structure.

Baba says, “Chanakya also said that if the imposition of taxes fails to
stop or control extremely wealthy vaeshyas, the king should poison them
to death through a secret agent.” (HS-1)

So Chanakya mandated that those capitalists should be secretly killed if
they can’t be stopped and continue to exercise their unbridled greed.

Before we pass judgment on Chanakya’s words, let us see what Baba has
said in the very next sentence of His discourse.

Baba says, “These are indeed strong recommendations, but in that age of
social darkness there was no alternative.” (HS-1)

Hence, Baba agrees that in certain circumstances such extreme action is
needed against those rapacious capitalists. Of course, in the present
age, we know that Baba has given Prout – that is our weapon for
combating capitalism. Our approach is not to kill capitalists but
rather root out the disease of capitalism.

Please reference:
http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2009/01/how-to-deal-with-capitalists.html

Fortunately back in the day, 2300 years ago, the capitalists heeded
Chanaky’s guidelines and understood they were to give back to the people
– for the cause of social welfare.

Baba says, “[During the time of Chanakya] Vaeshyas received the good
advice that their responsibility was to earn money and undertake
charity, not to hoard wealth.” (HS-1)

Thus, in those days of old those capitalists learned their lesson and
averted disaster. However, such is not the case today.

Baba says, “The vaeshyas of other times and other countries were unable
to fulfil the duties connected with their nature. Because the ignorant
people of ancient times were more religious, the vaeshyas used to
undertake a little charity in the hope of deriving some benefit in their
next life. But today in this age of materialism, vaeshyas are not the
slightest bit interested in undertaking charitable work in this life in
the hope of gaining some benefit in their next life.” (HS-1)

HORRORS OF CAPITALISM IN THE USA

As Baba points out above, today’s vaeshyas have no conscience – neither
in the social nor religious spheres. Due to their purely materialistic
outlook, they only focus on gaining more and more wealth and do not show
the least bit concern about redeeming themselves for the future.

That is why complete hell is mounting in the USA. None should think that
America is the land of glory and freedom.

With each and every passing day, the common people become more and more
shackled by ills of capitalism. They are losing their houses, losing
their jobs, losing their land, losing their savings, and losing each and
every bit of peace and tranquility

Take a look for yourself:

– “About 39.8 million Americans were living in poverty, up from 37.3
million in 2007. The Census Bureau said the poverty rate — the
percentage of people living in poverty — jumped to 13.2 percent, the
highest level since 1997, from 12.5 percent in 2007. ”

As high as the poverty level is, these numbers are deceiving because
even people “above poverty level” suffer from severe financial woes and
pressures. Right now, the systemic issue is that everyone in the US is
worried about money and scared about the future. All are fighting for
survival – there are no safety nets to protect anyone from falling into
the dark chasm of misfortune.

– “The Census Bureau also said 46.3 million Americans were without
health insurance last year compared to 45.7 million in 2007.”

Clearly the US is not the place to get sick. One in every 5 or 6 people
do not have insurance, and then of those who do hold insurance, often it
is poorly suited to their needs, i.e. it does not cover basic health
issues, certain procedures, or it is so expensive that they have to
struggle hard to pay for it.

Verily, each and every aspect of daily life is becoming more difficult
to manage in the United States – and the problem is only growing. All
these material woes – housing, health care, employment, education etc –
then create a whole new series of issues.

People in the US cannot find mental peace:

– “An estimated 26.2 percent of Americans ages 18 and older — about one
in four adults — suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given
year…Major Depressive Disorder is the leading cause of disability in
the U.S. for ages 15-44.”

-“A national survey has found that more than 8 million adults in the
United States seriously considered suicide last year.”

Thus the horrors of capitalism do not just begin and end in the material
realm – it takes a huge toll on people mentally. At present, the US
population is being crushed: Mental stress, anxiety, worry, depression,
and other psychic ailments are pervasive throughout the land.

Today then we are seeing the grim reality of what Chanakya warned about
– and things are only getting worse.

THE SITUATION OF THE USA:

WHY ONLY GETTING WORSE

There are two basic reasons why things are still turning for the worse
in the United States.

Firstly, the common people do not yet understand that capitalism is bad.
Still people hold the top vaeshyas as being veritable heroes. People
like Bill Gates & Warren Buffet continue to be worshiped and honoured
like sages. Still people want to grow up and become like them. So that
is one problem: People do not know that capitalists are the agents of
hell; the general people in society defend the edicts of capitalism.

The second reason why things are only getting worse in the US is that
the greed of such capitalists knows no end. They are not content merely
to pile up more money than they can use – they want every single penny
until everyone else is totally destitute, nay completely ravaged.

Baba says, “Regarding earning money and hoarding wealth, most vaeshyas
today are pisha’cavats [ghouls]. In Sanskrit pisha’ca means “one who
breaks the neck of an animal and then sucks out all the blood, leaving
only the flesh and bones”.” (HS-1)

So the warnings of Chanakya long ago hold true still today. That is why
in His Prout teachings Baba recognises the work of Charnakya.

At the same time, only Baba has given the expansive teachings of Prout
which can address & solve each and every problem and issue in society.

Our duty is to propagate those ideas in every way possible. People
need to hear the name Prout and learn what it is about. That is the
main aim at present.

BABA’S BLESSING:

PROUT IS THE SOLUTION

By His grace, Baba’s hundreds of Prout discourses show the pathway
toward social equality and economic justice. Baba has given perfect
solutions and that is the only way for the US and other capitalistic
nations to escape the noose of the vaeshyan era as first warned about by
Chanakya.

Baba says, “PROUT is the panacea for the integrated progress of human
society. It aims to bring about equilibrium and equipoise in all aspects
of socio-economic life through totally restructuring economics. Without
PROUT, socio-economic emancipation will remain a utopian dream. Only
PROUT can save the world from depression.”

“Furthermore, only PROUT is free from the inherent and exherent
staticity. In capitalism there is exherent and inherent staticity. In
communism there is extensive and intensive innate staticity. People
suffer from the ailments of staticity. These ailments will destroy all
forms of “isms” in the very near future. Wise people should utilize this
moment.”

“We are near the last stage of the Vaeshya Era. If an impact is created,
it will help the suffering humanity. It is the most opportune moment for
creating an all-round revolution. This is a new sub-theory under
Proutistic theory and may be called gati vijina’na – the science of
dynamics in PROUT.”

Namaskar,
Divyajyoti

Note 1: CAPITALISM DESTROYS THE HUMAN PERSONALITY

One other thing that cannot be overlooked about capitalism is that it
utterly destroys the human personality. People become worse than
animals. Even animals care for one another in their herd, flock, or
group. They all move together. They have their inherent feeling for one
another. Whereas in extreme capitalism this is not the case. Due to
extreme greed, people will cheat even their neighbors, nay their family
members.

One clear-cut and graphic example is this. Animal mothers will always
keep their babies in sight – sleeping together – breast feeding – and
being around them all the time. In contrast, in the top capitalist
nations, a basic trend is that females (we cannot even call them
mothers) are more concerned about their own sex appeal than their
child’s welfare, hence they do not breast feed their children and they
do not keep their children nearby when sleeping. Rather those females
fashion themselves as sex tools for males, and the baby comes as an
after thought. Of course, this does not apply to absolutely everyone,
but it certainly is a pervasive trend in capitalist countries. Some
females have even drowned their own babies if they felt their male lover
would be happier if she did not have babies.

Really the situation of people in the capitalist era is worse than that
of animals in many respects.

Thus in so many ways, the integrity of society gets completely washed
away by the excessive desires, ills, and distorted values of capitalism
/ materialism.

**************************************
Definition of “Real Discipline”

Lord says, “And what is discipline? The Sam’skrta term for `discipline’ is
`anusha’sanam’. And what is anusha’sanam? `Hita’rthe sha’sanam ityarthe
anusha’sanam.’ When the code of discipline is imposed with the spirit of
welfare, with the spirit of development, it is called `anusha’sanam’ in
Sam’skrta. There is no corresponding English word.” (AV-3 p.30)
**************************************

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Date: 30 Jun 2011 22:11:30 -0400
From: Donald_G
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: Chanakya & Pitiful Situation of USA

BABA

“Ma’nus’ yeno ma’nus’er tare sab kichu kare ya’y…” (P.S. 2192)

Purport:

Great persons– proper human beings– do everything in their life for
the upliftment of other human beings. In their mind they also never forget
that animals, birds, and plants also belong in their vast family. For such
sadhakas, no one is alien because in their heart they understand
that each and every being wants to survive & live a happy life.
Why do human beings remain crying, feeling isolated in their own
suffering after losing their path in the Cimmerian darkness. Our love and
care will bring everyone close to us; nobody will be left behind– crying
and suffering in frustration. On this auspicious crimson occasion we will
save everyone and provide them shelter from the burning flame of
illiteracy, starvation, and all kinds of troubles. Elevated human beings
come on this earth to serve everyone, all humanity plus the birds,
animals, plants, flora and fauna, & animate and inanimate objects– the
entire creation…

== CHANAKYA AND PITIFUL SITUATION OF USA ==

Namaskar,
Baba guides us that 2300 years ago a minister clearly warned his kingdom
of the ills of capitalism and gave the solution.

Now, in this modern era, the so-called greatest power on earth suffers
terribly from those very ills pointed out 2300 years ago.

The name of that sagacious minister was Chanakya of the Maurya dynasty.
The name of the county suffering today is the United States of America.

So the very seeds of destruction that now severely threaten to ruin the
seemingly once indomitable force of the USA were well understood by the
keen philosopher-sage Chanakya more then two thousand years ago.

In His Prout discourses, Baba highlights the accuracy and importance of
what Chanakya said, and side by side Baba has given us all the practical
answers for solving the woes of capitalism by establishing the era of
Prout.

BABA’S REIVEW OF CHANAKYA NITI

The famed pundit Chanakya put forth his views on political ethics &
economy in his nitishastra. He warned how the greed of capitalism will
strangle society and bring any kingdom to its knees.

Baba says, “Chanakya said that a business person who becomes extremely
rich is harmful to the state. If a king finds that somebody has become
extremely wealthy, he should reduce the person’s wealth and property by
imposing direct and indirect taxes on them. If he does not do this, the
vaeshyas may destroy the structure of the government unless they can
make it the tool of their exploitation.” (HS-1)

Chanakya predicted that if the greedy capitalists remain unchecked then
they will take over the political arena in order to exploit the masses
and hoard more wealth.

And is that not exactly what we see happening today in the USA. The top
capitalist forces have lobbied for and put into legislation all they
need in order to accumulate huge piles of money, thereby strangling the
remaining 99.9% of society.

The common people in the US cannot get health care, unemployment is
rising, poverty is skyrocketing, housing is in crisis, education is
unaffordable – indeed each and every fundamental aspect of society is
spiraling out of the control. The common people can no longer survive,
yet still the capitalists are strategizing how to get even more money.
Such is the state of affairs in the US and that is the very hell that
Chanakya warned about ,long ago.

Chanakya’s initial solution was to tax the wealthy. Yet we see that the
top vaeshyas in the USA have millions of tax loopholes, thus they are
able to evade taxes through fancy paperwork etc.

But that was not the only solution which Chanakya offered. See here
below what he says must be done if the capitalists escape the tax
structure.

Baba says, “Chanakya also said that if the imposition of taxes fails to
stop or control extremely wealthy vaeshyas, the king should poison them
to death through a secret agent.” (HS-1)

So Chanakya mandated that those capitalists should be secretly killed if
they can’t be stopped and continue to exercise their unbridled greed.

Before we pass judgment on Chanakya’s words, let us see what Baba has
said in the very next sentence of His discourse.

Baba says, “These are indeed strong recommendations, but in that age of
social darkness there was no alternative.” (HS-1)

Hence, Baba agrees that in certain circumstances such extreme action is
needed against those rapacious capitalists. Of course, in the present
age, we know that Baba has given Prout – that is our weapon for
combating capitalism. Our approach is not to kill capitalists per but
rather root out the disease of capitalism.

Please reference:
http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2009/01/how-to-deal-with-capitalists.html

Fortunately back in the day, 2300 years ago, the capitalists heeded
Chanaky’s guidelines and understood they were to give back to the people
– for the cause of social welfare.

Baba says, “[During the time of Chanakya] Vaeshyas received the good
advice that their responsibility was to earn money and undertake
charity, not to hoard wealth.” (HS-1)

Thus, in those days of old those capitalists learned their lesson and
averted disaster. However, such is not the case today.

Baba says, “The vaeshyas of other times and other countries were unable
to fulfil the duties connected with their nature. Because the ignorant
people of ancient times were more religious, the vaeshyas used to
undertake a little charity in the hope of deriving some benefit in their
next life. But today in this age of materialism, vaeshyas are not the
slightest bit interested in undertaking charitable work in this life in
the hope of gaining some benefit in their next life.” (HS-1)

HORRORS OF CAPITALISM IN THE USA

As Baba points out above, today’s vaeshyas have no conscience – neither
in the social nor religious spheres. Due to their purely materialistic
outlook, they only focus on gaining more and more wealth and do not show
the least bit concern about redeeming themselves for the future.

That is why complete hell is mounting in the USA. None should think that
America is the land of glory and freedom.

With each and every passing day, the common people become more and more
shackled by ills of capitalism. They are losing their houses, losing
their jobs, losing their land, losing their savings, and losing each and
every bit of peace and tranquility

Take a look for yourself:

– “About 39.8 million Americans were living in poverty, up from 37.3
million in 2007. The Census Bureau said the poverty rate — the
percentage of people living in poverty — jumped to 13.2 percent, the
highest level since 1997, from 12.5 percent in 2007. ”

As high as the poverty level is, these numbers are deceiving because
even people “above poverty level” suffer from severe financial woes and
pressures. Right now, the systemic issue is that everyone in the US is
worried about money and scared about the future. All are fighting for
survival – there are no safety nets to protect anyone from falling into
the dark chasm of misfortune.

– “The Census Bureau also said 46.3 million Americans were without
health insurance last year compared to 45.7 million in 2007.”

Clearly the US is not the place to get sick. One in every 5 or 6 people
do not have insurance, and then of those who do hold insurance, often it
is poorly suited to their needs, i.e. it does not cover basic health
issues, certain procedures, or it is so expensive that they have to
struggle hard to pay for it.

Verily, each and every aspect of daily life is becoming more difficult
to manage in the United States – and the problem is only growing. All
these material woes – housing, health care, employment, education etc –
then create a whole new series of issues.

People in the US cannot find mental peace:

– “An estimated 26.2 percent of Americans ages 18 and older — about one
in four adults — suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given
year…Major Depressive Disorder is the leading cause of disability in
the U.S. for ages 15-44.”

-“A national survey has found that more than 8 million adults in the
United States seriously considered suicide last year.”

Thus the horrors of capitalism do not just begin and end in the material
realm – it takes a huge toll on people mentally. At present, the US
population is being crushed: Mental stress, anxiety, worry, depression,
and other psychic ailments are pervasive throughout the land.

Today then we are seeing the grim reality of what Chanakya warned about
– and things are only getting worse.

THE SITUATION OF THE USA:

WHY ONLY GETTING WORSE

There are two basic reasons why things are still turning for the worse
in the United States.

Firstly, the common people do not yet understand that capitalism is bad.
Still people hold the top vaeshyas as being veritable heroes. People
like Bill Gates & Warren Buffet continue to be worshiped and honoured
like sages. Still people want to grow up and become like them. So that
is one problem: People do not know that capitalists are the agents of
hell; the general people in society defend the edicts of capitalism.

The second reason why things are only getting worse in the US is that
the greed of such capitalists knows no end. They are not content merely
to pile up more money than they can use – they want every single penny
until everyone else is totally destitute, nay completely ravaged.

Baba says, “Regarding earning money and hoarding wealth, most vaeshyas
today are pisha’cavats [ghouls]. In Sanskrit pisha’ca means “one who
breaks the neck of an animal and then sucks out all the blood, leaving
only the flesh and bones”.” (HS-1)

So the warnings of Chanakya long ago hold true still today. That is why
in His Prout teachings Baba recognises the work of Charnakya.

At the same time, only Baba has given the expansive teachings of Prout
which can address & solve each and every problem and issue in society.

Our duty is to propagate those ideas in every way possible. People
need to hear the name Prout and learn what it is about. That is the
main aim at present.

BABA’S BLESSING:

PROUT IS THE SOLUTION

By His grace, Baba’s hundreds of Prout discourses show the pathway
toward social equality and economic justice. Baba has given perfect
solutions and that is the only way for the US and other capitalistic
nations to escape the noose of the vaeshyan era as first warned about by
Chanakya.

Baba says, “PROUT is the panacea for the integrated progress of human
society. It aims to bring about equilibrium and equipoise in all aspects
of socio-economic life through totally restructuring economics. Without
PROUT, socio-economic emancipation will remain a utopian dream. Only
PROUT can save the world from depression.”

“Furthermore, only PROUT is free from the inherent and exherent
staticity. In capitalism there is exherent and inherent staticity. In
communism there is extensive and intensive innate staticity. People
suffer from the ailments of staticity. These ailments will destroy all
forms of “isms” in the very near future. Wise people should utilize this
moment.”

“We are near the last stage of the Vaeshya Era. If an impact is created,
it will help the suffering humanity. It is the most opportune moment for
creating an all-round revolution. This is a new sub-theory under
Proutistic theory and may be called gati vijina’na – the science of
dynamics in PROUT.”

Namaskar,
Divyajyoti

Note 1: CAPITALISM DESTROYS THE HUMAN PERSONALITY

One other thing that cannot be overlooked about capitalism is that it
utterly destroys the human personality. People become worse than
animals. Even animals care for one another in their herd, flock, or
group. They all move together. They have their inherent feeling for one
another. Whereas in extreme capitalism this is not the case. Due to
extreme greed, people will cheat even their neighbors, nay their family
members.

One clear-cut and graphic example is this. Animal mothers will always
keep their babies in sight – sleeping together – breast feeding – and
being around them all the time. In contrast, in the top capitalist
nations, a basic trend is that females (we cannot even call them
mothers) are more concerned about their own sex appeal than their
child’s welfare, hence they do not breast feed their children and they
do not keep their children nearby when sleeping. Rather those females
fashion themselves as sex tools for males, and the baby comes as an
after thought. Of course, this does not apply to absolutely everyone,
but it certainly is a pervasive trend in capitalist countries. Some
females have even drowned their own babies if they felt their male lover
would be happier if she did not have babies.

Really the situation of people in the capitalist era is worse than that
of animals in many respects.

Thus in so many ways, the integrity of society gets completely washed
away by the excessive desires, ills, and distorted values of capitalism
/ materialism.

**************************************
Definition of “Real Discipline”

Lord says, “And what is discipline? The Sam’skrta term for `discipline’ is
`anusha’sanam’. And what is anusha’sanam? `Hita’rthe sha’sanam ityarthe
anusha’sanam.’ When the code of discipline is imposed with the spirit of
welfare, with the spirit of development, it is called `anusha’sanam’ in
Sam’skrta. There is no corresponding English word.” (AV-3 p.30)
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To: AM-GLOBAL
From: Purusottama Deva
Subject: Re: Ananda Marga & Embryonic Stem Cell
Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2011 15:25:38 -0400

Baba

== ANANDA MARGA & EMBRYONIC STEM CELL ==

~ Part 2 ~

Namaskar,
Agreed – this is an important topic. As Ananda Margiis, we are to honor human life, not destroy it. Just as we do not believe in abortion, similarly with good conscience we cannot support embryonic stem cell research whereby that human embryo is wantonly destroyed.

In this letter are more of Baba’s critical teachings that are highly relevant to embryonic stem cell research. Baba has specifically differentiated between utility value and existential value. And that sheds tremendous light on this issue.

OVERVIEW OF IN-VITRO FERTILISATION

As we know when a man and a woman cannot produce a baby naturally, then they may turn towards in-vitro fertilisation. In that process which occurs in a laboratory, the male sperm is used to fertilise the female’s egg, thus forming a human embryo. In fact, those doctors generally collect 3 embryos – sometimes more – and artificially inseminate the mother so she may carry the pregnancy.

EMBRYONIC STEM CELL:

UTILITY VALUE VS EXISTENTIAL VALUE

There often remains unused, left-over human embryos. Certain scientists and theorists subscribe to the utility value of those embryos. They reason: “Those embryos are going to die anyway, so we might as well use them for research.” This is their justification – all based on the utility value of those left-over embryos.

But Baba says, “No.”

Each and every living being has both utility value and existential value. And everyone’s existential value must be honoured. Those undeveloped human embryos are living beings and no one has the right to destroy them purely for their utility value, i.e. scientific research. The life form of those embryos should be respected. In Ananda Marga, we believe in the existential value of every being.

For all these reasons and more, we cannot support embryonic stem cell research wherein the embryo (living being) is destroyed for its so-called utility value.

BABA’S DIRECT TEACHING

Please read Baba’s below teaching:

Baba says, “Each and every living entity, whether plant or animal, has two types of value: one, its utility value, and the other, its existential value.”

“Human beings usually preserve those creatures which have an immediate utility value for them: for example, cows. Human beings protect them for their own benefit, because cows have some utility. Nowadays horses have lost their utility value, thus horses are rarely found in large numbers in the streets these days; you don’t see many horses around at all. After some time people will have to go to the zoo to catch a glimpse of a horse – they will not be found anywhere else. Since horses no longer serve human needs and their utility value is nil, human beings are not eager to preserve them.”

“Similarly, when people are able to prepare synthetic milk by chemical process, they will also stop breeding cattle. That day people will either kill the cows by starving them, or they will themselves eat the cows. This is the situation.”

“Who says that those creatures who have lost their immediate utility value have no right to exist? No one has the moral right to say this. No one can dare to say that only human beings have the right to live, and not non-humans. All are the children of Mother Earth; all are the offspring of the Supreme Consciousness. Most creatures have existential value, although they may not be valuable to human beings, or we may not be aware that their existence has some significance. This existential value is sometimes individual and sometimes collective, sometimes both. Oftentimes we cannot know the utility value, or the collective existential value, of a creature; we wrongly think that it has no existential value. This is the height of foolishness. Because human beings have not advanced very far in the field of knowledge, they are prone to this sort of error.”

“Even those creatures which have no utility value for human beings, or whose utility value has ceased; which have no existential value for human beings, or whose existential value has ceased; still have the right to live. Even those animals which have negative utility value, instead of positive, and negative entitative [existential] value, instead of positive – human beings will have to try to preserve even those animals by creating a congenial environment for them instead of destroying them. And they will also have to provide adequate safeguards so that those creatures may not prove injurious. If, in the absence of proper safeguards, those undeveloped creatures do harm to humans, the fault does not lie with those creatures but with the human beings. Human beings are endowed with developed intellect – why do they not make adequate arrangements to protect themselves?”

“One more thing must be said – that non-human creatures have the same existential value to themselves as human beings have to themselves. Perhaps human beings can understand the value of their existence, while other living beings cannot: this is the only difference. Even so, no one has conferred any authority on human beings to kill those unfortunate creatures…human beings have completely forgotten the utility value and entitative value of other creatures.” (Neo-Humanism: Liberation of Intellect. Discourse: Pseudo-Humanism)

In this above quote Baba is not just talking about humans, but animals and plants as well. Everything has it own existential value.

Namaskar,
Purusottama

Note: LINK TO FIRST LETTER OF THIS SERIES

http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2011/07/ananda-marga-stem-cell.html

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Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2011 21:46:22 -0000
From: “Motilal Deva”
Subject: History of Key Darshan Shastra of AM
To: am-global@earthlink.net

Baba

“Dakhin’a’ va’ta’se malay suba’se mrdu, hese hese esechile…” (PS 358)

Purport:

Baba, You have graced me by coming in the deep core of my heart with a
gentle smile– in the refreshing fragrance of a sweet, southern breeze.
Baba, You are the most divine One; I cannot forget You and I do not want
to forget You. By Your grace, by pouring my sweet love, I shall keep
Your divine memory ever alive in my mind– in my heart. O’ Supreme
Entity, O’ my Lord, O’ the Beloved of my mind, O’ the most adorable One
of my mind, I will do puja to You in my inner sanctum of my mind and
spread Your nectar of devotion across this vast, expansive universe.
Baba, in Your sweet fragrance of Your divine liila, please be merciful
and eternally reside in my mind– graciously intoxicate me with Your
divine flow. O’ Lord of divinity, please take me to Your great abode–
the land of divinity– by holding my hand, by holding my mind. Baba, by
Your grace after forgetting all fear and shyness and after remembering
You and keeping You in my heart I am at Your lotus feet, remembering
You. Baba, please do not forget me I am Yours…

== HISTORY OF KEY DARHSAN SHASTRA IN AM ==

Namaskar,
Those who love Ananda Marga want to know more and more about our various
shastras – including darshan shastra – in order to follow those divine
precepts and teach others.

Naturally, they want to see our AM shastras printed in their true and
original form and gain access to all related discourses.

As many know, Ananda Sutram is the key book of our dharshan shastra,
i.e. philosophical treatise.

Baba says, “The recognized book on Ananda Marga Philosophy is A’nanda
Su’tram.” (APH-4)

Baba says, “A’nanda Su’tram is our philosophical treatise.” (CC-1,
‘Svadhyaya’)

What many may not know is that Baba delivered an entire series of DMC
discourses across India, primarily in Hindi speaking areas, from 1962 –
1968 that offer further insight and explanation about each and every
sutra from Ananda Sutram.

Tragically, none of these discourses have been printed, nor are they
available on cassette to common margiis and wts.

Raising this point of awareness may help us start to recover and reclaim
these historic and mostly unknown discourses on Ananda Sutram.

Let us also keep in mind that now in this age of science many are
leaving or losing interest in the various dogmatic religions and are
looking for a more logical path. Our dharshan shastra provides rational
explanations that will appeal to such people. Thus another reason for
recapturing all those discourses from the 1960’s on Ananda Sutram.

MORE OF THAT EARLY HISTORY OF ANANDA SUTRAM

Many in AM are aware about Ananda Sutram. Baba dictated this back in the
Jamalpur days, 1961, and bhaktas like PK Chatterjee took down the
dictation at the Tiger’s Grace. Baba gave the sutras themselves in
Sanskrit and the purports in Bengali. The book was first published in 1962.

Then over the course of the next six years or so, Baba Himself delivered
many DMC discourses wherein He would focus and expound upon 2 or 3 or 4
sutras. These discourses would offer great insight into the subtle
meaning of our dharshan shastra, but they are not in print. Nor do those
at the helm seem to have much interest in sharing the audio files or
publishing the discourses. Rather they say they are gone or ruined
during Emergency. But many older margiis say those original DMC
discourses explaining Ananda Sutram still exist.

I have talked to many senior margiis about the series of DMC discourses
about Ananda Sutram and here is a summary of what they have reported.

(Note: Certainly some of the below information is cent-per-cent accurate
and confirmed, yet some of the below information needs further checking
and review.)

NUMBER OF DISCOURSES: From the years 1962- 1968, they estimate that Baba
delivered somewhere between 25 – 45 DMC discourses focused on specific
sutras from Ananda Sutram. We have to remember that in those days, Baba
was doing many DMC all over India, perhaps 20 – 50 DMC’s annually.

LANGUAGE: Hindi (mostly), Bengali (some). It all depends on the area.
But more of these DMCs were given in Hindi areas.

PLACE: Raipur (MP), Birpur (Bihar), Bhagalpur, Lucknow, Gazipur (UP),
Arrah (Bihar), Bettiah, Jabalpur (MP), Patna (Bihar), Munghyr (Bihar),
Muzzafarpur, Sambalpur, Tatanagar, Ranchi (Jharkhand), Delhi, Barrakpur
(WB), Varanasi, Allahbad, Kolkata, Chaibasa (Jharkhand), and perhaps so
many other places.

Again, further research is needed so the above is a general picture of
when and where Baba delivered those historic DMC discourses in Ananda
Sutram.

In those discourse Baba would methodically explain a particular sutra
from the standpoint of grammar, language, philosophical meaning, and
general explanation.

It would be most advantageous for our Marga society to have these
discourses in their original form.

FOUR WAYS TO MOVE AHEAD

Today, some are making valiant efforts to bring Ananda Sutram to light.
Yet, without the aforementioned discourses, the work will have to be
considered as incomplete, to some or more degree.

In short there are 4 ways to move ahead: Two of which are acceptable and
two of which are unacceptable. Unfortunately, thus far only the
unacceptable ways have been attempted.

#1 THE BEST WAY

The top and absolute best way is to apply the necessary pressure on
those in-charges and have those original discourses from the 1960’s on
Ananda Sutram printed in their entirety.

This approach demands courage and is not for the meek or faint at heart.

#2: REASONABLE APPROACH

If #1 cannot be done right away, then the next best approach is to
provide an elaboration of Ananda Sutram using what is available of
Baba’s printed discourses. However, whatever materials we use must be
checked with the original audio recording. Because so many of Baba’s
discourses have been wrongly printed and we should not, nay must not,
continue this wrong pattern. So checking the original audio cassettes is
needed in this scenario also.

#3: UNACCEPTABLE APPROACH

The first unacceptable approach is to create a summary or reference of
Ananda Sutram using the existing batch of printed discourses without
comparing or correcting them with the original audio cassette. This is
not good as it only perpetuates the wrongs that have been made and
further validates those tainted publications. Unfortunately this is the
tactic that has been used in the past as well as the one which some are
considering at present. But it is a faulty move, not just incomplete but
harmful. Because the more times those distorted or incomplete discourses
are reprinted the harder it is to undo all that mess.

#4: UNACCEPTABLE AND TOTALLY DOGMATIC

This is the absolute worst approach. In this way, the writer uses
references, stories, and scripture from the dogmatic religions to
justify and explain Ananda Sutram. This totally denigrates Baba’s
historic work. Baba’s teachings are totally unique.

Baba says, “The trend of thinking and the spiritual practices prescribed
in our Ananda Marga are not only new but something quite different from
the established ideas and practices in these spheres of life.” (PNS-11)

So the ideas and concepts are totally new and revolutionary, yet
so-called writers like one particular Didi have used all kinds of
dogmatic rituals from the defective religions as a means to give
commentary on Ananda Sutram. This is a horrible thing to do as it drives
the divine teachings of AM directly into the mud.

I think we all know which Didi did this. Here are some references for
your review.

http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2008/06/harmful-book.html

http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2007/05/real-commentary-on-ananda-sutram-ii.html

http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2007/05/real-commentary-on-ananda-sutram.html

MUST SELECT PROPER PATH

So we must select the proper path when working on the publication of
Baba’s dharmic discourses like Ananda Sutram or any other aspect of our
AM shastra.

Reprinting wrong things over and over again (point #3 from above)
creates a scar. Thus we should not scour through AM Publications and
reprint those faulty discourses in multiple ways and places.

For instance, nearly all the published discourses in the English edition
of Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 1 are missing huge chunks of material. 80%-
90% of the discourse is missing entirely. To reprint those discourses
again and again would only further validate those wrong things.

Thus when reprinting any Baba discourse for any reason, such as for a
commentary on Ananda Sutram, then it is an absolute must to get the
original cassette. Some courage and sacrifice are needed, but this is
the way to go.

Because we must must overhaul all existing discourses and ensure they
are transcribed and translated properly.

Any small or big contribution in this regard is highly commendable. Our
approach should be to do good work and not create more dogmas.

Many good people want to help make our AM shastras published in a better
way, but those with the original cassettes are not helping. Thus more
force and pressure is needed.

With regards to our dharhsan shastra, i.e. Ananda Sutram, the best
approach is to recover those audio files from Baba’s DMC discourses from
the 1960’s. This will be a true gift to humanity.

BABA’S BLESSING

By Baba’s grace, with a concerted effort we will recover those original
DMC discourses that neatly explain Ananda Sutram, sutra by sutra. Then
our dharshan shastra will be truly complete.

Baba says, “In the scripture of the psychic world, generally called
darshana sha’stra, there should not be the least sprinkling of dogmas,
because this sort of philosophically-oriented dogma cumulatively
increases the distortions in the psychic world. These dogmas enter the
human mind like fine needles and come out like iron ploughs. If one
tries to cast them out, then the whole psychic structure is demolished.
” (NSS, Disc: 14)

Baba says, “The scriptures containing spiritual injunctions must be
totally flawless.” (NSS, Disc: 14)

Namaskar,
Motilal

Note 1: SPECIALTY OF AM SHASTRA & RELEVANCE TO TODAY’S WORLD

The shastra of Ananda Marga is perfect in all respects. It is logical,
rational, practical, and complete.

In contrast, most of the religions rely on myth and tales to put forth
their theology etc. That is why educated people in this present age are
rejecting the dogmatic religious doctrines. Because those stale
teachings do not satisfy them.

Those those who have given up their dogmatic religions are searching
something more. In result, they either become atheists, or nature
worshipers, or even worship their Hollywood icons like Michael Jackson.
Because people want something or someone to believe in.

Thus when the dharshan shastra of AM is 100% logical and can stand up to
the scrutiny of people in this age of advanced science, then this is the
perfect time to present it to the people. Because they are looking for
something – they are thirsty.

That is why we should study and know our dharshan shastra and and bring
it to the public in proper shape. We cannot just print and reprint
poorly done discourses as if this is the way to explain our Ananda
Sutram. Some with basically benign intentions wish to do like this.

But we should not give in to such tendencies. Rather we should unitedly
& courageously stand up and demand that Baba’s original DMC discourses
from the 1960’s that explain the sutras of Ananda Sutram be given to
responsible Dadas and margiis for transcription and publication.

All should know that those discourses were given, that they exist
somewhere, and now it is up to us to create the needed pressure to force
those in-charges to release those original audio cassettes. Failing
that, we will always be missing much of what Baba had to say about
Ananda Sutram – the key publication of our darshan shastra.

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Sarva’unga’sana and Vipariitakarani Mudra

“Question: What is the difference between sarva’unga’sana and
vipariitakarani mudra?”

“Answer: In sarva’unga’sana we have to fix the mind at the point of the
toes, whereas in vipariitakarani mudra we have to fix the citta or mind
stuff at the tip of the nose or at the navel point.” (YP, p.117-18)

Note: Sarva’unga’sana and vipariitakarani are very similar– they are
almost the same thing. Just a few little differences are there:

(1) In sarva’unga’sana the mind and eyes are fixed on the center point
between the two big toes while in vipariitakarani mudra the mind focuses
on the navel or the tip of the nose.

(2) When the body is very straight and it does not have to exert a
continuous effort to maintain that position– rather it is easy and
comfortable to hold that posture– then it is sarva’unga’sana. Whereas
mudras, such as vipariitakarani mudra, demand a constant and ongoing
effort to maintain the posture. Asanas, on the other hand require a
little effort to enter into the position and thereafter it is
comfortable and easy to maintain.

(3) In sarva’unga’sana and vipariitakarani mudra, although the postures
look the same but the effort exerted and way of approach are a little
different as explained earlier. And in addition they effect the body in
different ways. Sarva’unga’sana affects the glands & cakras, and the
secretion of the hormone; while mudras give strength to the muscles and
nerves. These ideas have been given by Baba in His various discourses.

(4) In WT reporting sessions, Baba used to sometimes give atonement by
demanding that some or all do vipariitakaranai for a long time.
Sometimes for 1/2 hr, 1 hour, 2 hrs, at a stretch. Naturally that qas
quite enjoyable for everyone to do. And the underlying reason behind
this was that the majority of WT had acidity problems and this
Vipariitakarani mudra was the cure. So in the name of doing atonement it
was actually Baba’s blessing.
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