Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for September 27th, 2011

From: “Amoghasiddhi Ray”
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: June 1990: “I Was Present That Day…”
Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2011 21:33:46 +0530

BABA

“Aja’na’ Pathik a’ja, tare ghare d’eke na’o…” P.S. 4342

Purport:

Today the Ajana Pathik Parama Purusa Baba has come! Don’t miss this grand occasion. Receive Him with Your full heart and bring Him home without delay. Let your heart be saturated with the divine effulgence which He has spread all around. Now is not the time to waste in dogma, drowsiness, and slumber.

Baba has come for you, for me, for everyone. He loves everyone– each and every place, each and every country, all. He feels pain and cries when seeing others’ pain. And He smiles when He sees others smile. He loves all.

This is the time to surrender everything at His lotus feet. Missing the opportunity is not intelligent. Baba has come! Receive Him and bring Him close…

== JUNE 1990: “I WAS PRESENT THAT DAY…” ==

Namaskar,
That day in Madhu Korak Baba Quarter in Tiljala Kalkata June 1990, I was there. Baba gave His discourse in Bengali. He revealed the secrecy of the greatness of Guru. That very day BABA first told about Guru Sakash which later on became very important practice in our regular spiritual life.

Presently each and every margii knows about this Guru Sakash. We feel that Baba is in close proximity. Our day starts with the Guru Sakash.

Baba says, “Gurusaka’sha means ‘near the Guru, under the Guru’s umbrella, under the Guru’s wings, in the Guru’s shelter’.” (Yoga Psy. p.146)

So we can see that Guru Sakash can only be done when the basic feeling or ideation is there that: ‘I am under His shelter’ or ‘He is, that is why He will give me the shelter’, & ‘He is not gone far’.

We are fortunate enough that Baba brought this feeling that, ‘Parama Purusa is easily accessible, He is around us. Not only around us but very close, intimate’. And that gives a lot. In my life I have realised that shelter has deep value.

SCENE AT THE POLICE STATION

Once I visited one of my friends at the police station. I saw that during the occasion of mela (festival), one lost baby had been brought by someone and the baby was crying for its parents. Police officials were trying to help the baby by giving some chocolate, fruits, sweets, candy. Everything was in vain. Silently sitting I was thinking that why this baby is going on non-stop crying. What really was lacking? What is it that baby needs?

Then idea came that this baby does not need anything other than its mother. And why mother? Because the baby feels safe when it is under the shelter of its mother. I have seen in my neighborhood that when 2 babies/young children of different families are quarreling, then in their innocence when one gets hurt by the other they claim, ‘I will tell my mother and she will beat you’. So those babies think their mother is going to solve all the problems and with that trust they claim as such. So we can see that small babies are care-free, their life is away from problem. No tension. Etc.

IMPORTANCE OF SHELTER

So shelter is very significant thing. Those thinking literally may not be understanding this point – shelter of Guru. But this has a deep value in the life of spiritual aspirants. Our life is surrounded by problems, and I have seen that those who are more and more depending on Supreme Entity (Baba), they are comparatively stress-free. And life is blissful. But those who do not have that feeling of shelter to God, they live in a quagmire of problems. In spite of even living with all worldly luxuries in true sense they live in hell, in tension. To remove that they get addicted to alcohol and many nasty things. So according to my feeling, this shelter of Guru is meaningful in our day to day life.

Baba says in many discourses, “Mahat Krpaeva bhagavat krpaleshadva”. Grace of Guru is everything.

I think that Baba graces when a devotee takes shelter in Him. And in spiritual life His grace is everything. So when grace is everything and grace is related with the feeling of shelter under the Guru. And the feeling of shelter is associated or linked with the feeling of the Presence of Guru. The meaning is, if His presence is questionable then what shelter.

And for the bhakta, Guru’s presence means eternal presence along with my own existence. So to take shelter the existence of both Guru and devotee are required.

DOGMA OF MAHAPRAYAN

But when the idea is injected that Guru is gone vis so-called Mahaprayan, then one party is missing. The devotee is there and Guru is gone. By that way, taking shelter is not possible because in whom one will take shelter? In such case one’s heart will not be feeling comfortable to take shelter of such an entity who is gone. Such is their dogma.

Baba says, “Parama’tma’ is seated in your heart.” (SS-19)

We all feel in our regular life and realise in our sadhana that Guru is along with us. Baba says in His teachings when very early in the morning one awakens then immediately we should put ourself under His shelter. Or take His shelter. And this Guru Sakash is mandatory for each and every Ananda Margii.

Or we can say, every Ananda Margi very early in the morning starts with Guru’s closeness. And over the course of whole day, His closeness is there by guru mantra, different lessons, Shravan, Manan, Nididhya’sana, thinking about Him, doing His work, 4 times sadhana, and in the night time when going to bed we remember His name and fall asleep in His lap. Such is Baba’s divine grace and presence.

BABA’S BLESSING

So thinking on this line, I find no room about Mahaprayan. Baba is always along with us. Baba says in Shabda Cayanika, discourse #223 which is also printed in Yoga Psychology,

“Early in the morning one should meditate on the Guru in Vara’bhaya Mudra with two hands and two eyes seated on a white lotus in Guru cakra, and address Him with your most loving and affectionate epithet.
…In what state does the Guru, endowed with two eyes and two hands exist? In the Vara’bhaya Mudra (in the posture of holding out the boon of fearlessness) He is your well-wisher, and as a matter of fact, the doer of your good.
The epithet with which you address the Guru or silently speak during your dhya’na or Gurudhya’na should also be used by you at the time of this Gurudhya’na. Always address the Guru at a stretch. This is Gurusaka’sha.” (10 June 1990)

So in our practical life we are all feel and believe that Baba is with us.

Namaskar.
At His feet,
Amoghasiddhi

Note: RELEVANT STORY

This following story about Shankaracarya & his Mayavada theory (illusion theory) is highly related with the present scene.
Baba says, “One morning a wild bull suddenly started to charge that maha’purus’a [Shankaracarya], so he ran away as fast as his legs could carry him. A logician who happened to be standing nearby asked the maha’purus’a, “Well sir, if you say that this world is unreal, then the bull is also unreal, so why are you running in fear?” That maha’purus’a would not accept any defeat in logic and replied, “My running away is also unreal.” (NKS, ’97, p. 81)

Baba says, “This philosophical doctrine [of mayavada] had left the people cynical and brought them to the brink of disaster.” (NKS, ’97, p. 81)

The above story which exposes the hypocrisy of Shankaracarya is more than 1000 years old but it still has much relevance in this present era. Because these days certain leaders are once again organizing their hypocritical, so-called mahaprayan function.

Point is that making their so-called Mahaprayan (MPD) program itself gives the false message that Baba is gone and at the same time at MPD they are propagating a kiirtan program in which everybody ideates that Baba is present. So on the one hand Baba is gone forever and on the other side He is along side us. Mahaprayan versus Kiirtan.

So the entire way of dealing of these group leaders is self-contradictory and submerged in the whirlpool of dogma. They are caught in the net of their own self-created contradiction.

And this hypocrisy is for no other reason than the purpose of convincing innocent people to come into their group fold and donate money to their “cause”. It is nothing but one negative, hypocritical ploy.

These days no one is befooled by such tactics, step by step nearly everyone is understanding the dogma and extreme negativity of the so-called Mahaprayan program and how this is just one group’s hypocrisy and groupist strategy.

****************************************
The Way Parama Purusa Evaluates

Baba says, “Do not think that those who are highly learned intellectuals are elevated. In the realm of spirituality even illiterate persons can reach the Goal, leaving those intellectuals behind. Parama Purusa does not consider the intellectual qualification or intellect. He evaluates everyone with the measuring scale of how much love one has for Parama Purusa.” (SS-14, p. 91, Saharsa DMC, 27 June 1980)
****************************************

Advertisements

Read Full Post »