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Archive for November 8th, 2011

Subject: Baba’s Dream
Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2011 18:46:52 -0800 (PST)
From: Abhisri
To: AM-GLOBAL

Baba

“Toma’ke peyeo pa’i na keno…” (P.S. #2056)

Purport:

Baba, I feel in my heart that You are along with me, but even then I do not feel satisfied. I want more and more of Your proximity and presence. So please come in my mind and heart. Please remain along with me in a very intimate way in all my works. Grace me so that I can feel your eternal presence always– with more & more closeness and proximity. Baba You know that my existence is because of You. My life is proceeding on by Your grace; my everything is based on You. Day and night I am deeply engaged in the work which You have allotted me. I am divinely intoxicated in the ideation of the songs which I have made into a garland for You. So Baba please come closer and still more close. Indeed You know the language of my heart- my inner feeling & sentiments. O’ Baba, how much love I have for You. Baba, please grace me and please do not play Your liila of hide and seek. Please do not remain inaccessible. Baba, please come close…

== BABA’S DREAM ==

Namaskar,
I would like to share a recent dream I had with Baba.

I do believe that He works through people in all ways possible, even through dreams if needed, as a way to remind us: “Isn’t it time to wake up and do some service?”

Here then is my experience with Baba which I have simply titled: Baba’s Dream. First though, I have to share some background information about myself and my own state of mind.

MY LIFE STRUGGLES

All my life I have dreamed about how nice it would be to feel “normal”. For 12 long years I was a victim of bullying and didn’t know what to do.

At night, I used to have dreams where I would make people feel happy, only to then come back to the “real world” where it was always the opposite. The night I dreamt about Baba and became a margii changed my life, and I stopped acting like a victim.

Since March 2011 I started having dreams again about what would my life be like if I changed it. What would I do to improve my spiritual life? Which things would I do today and tomorrow and the day after to improve things? Who will benefit? What would change? Each day I thought I was in a new phase of life. I was feeling it. Something needs to change. But what? I was very confused with my meditation lessons. I thought I only had first lesson when in fact I already had both first and second lesson. And, interestingly, I used to practice the 2nd lesson unconsciously. Lately I have been dreaming of Baba.

BABA DREAM

Here is that dream:

The truth is I don’t like to get up early. In my dream, I was sleeping on my bed and Baba appeared sitting down on a chair in my room…He was so beautiful, smiling at me, shining, bright!!

He told me: “My daughter, what are you doing? You should work in my Mission*!” And then He disappeared. I woke up. I felt blessed and happy for having had this dream with Baba. But I was still sleepy, and wanted to sleep more. So once more, I closed my eyes and fell asleep.

Baba kept insisting.

Again, He appeared in my dream. But this time He only smiled at me. And this happened again and again. So, I got up and did my sadhana.

I started my day with my sadhana, breakfast, housework and I was feeling very happy for having had a Baba dream. At night, as always, after meditation, I went to bed.

The next day in the early morning, Baba came in my dream again. He was sitting down on the same chair and smiling at me. I woke up and realised that, “…You need to do my Mission*…”, meant doing sadhana and more social service. From this day forward, I started waking up earlier, doing my sadhana and engaging in more social service.

NEW PHASE OF LIFE

This is my new phase of life.

The phase that I can realise who I am, how to be myself, how to surrender, how to improve, how to find my motivation and balance…changing the words: “I need to” and “I should do” into “I must do” and “I will do”.

It is good when we don’t need the necessity to “add” more things…When we realise who we are and what is our mission…and when our doubts fly away and we know what to do and how to do when facing things…it’s good to surrender and feel we are doing our best to improve things that must be done correctly…Baba Nam Kevalam…!

It’s up to me to choose what I want in my life. It’s up to me what I want to turn into…we do our best and if needed, Baba gives extra help and strength…I feel blessed by Baba for giving me this awareness of conscience…

In Him,
Abhisri

* MISSION: In my dream, Baba told me, “You should work in my Mission!”. In that case it is necessary to know what is meant by the term mission in Ananda Marga. Here following is Baba’s discourse that shed’s light on this term.

Your Mission

Shrii Shrii Anandamurtiji

December 1966

Human beings cannot propagate a great ideology by their knowledge, intellect or social status alone. They can only do it through their conduct. Human conduct gets purified by intuitional practices. It is not necessary that one should come from a so-called high family, or that one should have completed university studies. Rather, these factors may create false vanity in one’s mind which may ultimately stand in the way of reforming one’s conduct.

In this universe of ours, two forces are working side by side – the sentient and the static. Sometimes the sentient force and at other times the static force dominates. There is no scope for a pact between these forces. Human beings will have to march ahead amidst the ceaseless struggle of these opposite forces. In the society, on the one hand we see the hoards of antisocial elements, and on the other hand we feel a sense of frustration among the moralists. These moralists have therefore developed a tendency to go out of the society. With more wealth and strength, the antisocial elements are in an advantageous position, and the moralists appear to be the culprits. This state of affairs is neither desirable nor behooving, and it should not be allowed to continue.

Your duty will be to unite the moralists. Let there be two camps. Let there be an open fight. The moralists have been scattered for so long that they could not fight. The united strength of five moralists is much more than the united strength of a hundred immoralists because there is an unholy alliance amongst the latter. Meditation behind closed doors will not do. Gather strength by intuitional practices and unite yourselves against the immoralists.

So your duty is three-fold. Your first duty is to observe morality and to do intuitional practices. Without this you cannot have mental determination. Your next duty is to unite the moralists of the world, otherwise Dharma will not endure. The exploited mass who do not observe Yama and Niyama – the cardinal moral principles – cannot fight against their own sense of frustration. It is therefore necessary to unite the moralists. This will be your real Dharma. You will become great by doing this, because ideation of the Great makes a person great. At the third stage, you will have to mercilessly fight against sin wherever it has taken root in this world.

You will have to propagate this mission from door to door. No political party or so-called religious institution can bring salvation. Praising God in concerts with drums and cymbals will not bring salvation either, because this will not bring the sinner to submission. To curb the onslaughts of the immoralists today, arms are more necessary than drums and cymbals.

It is not possible to fight against sin as long as there is some weakness in your mind. In this fight, your goal is not the sin or the sinner, your goal is the Supreme Consciousness. Anything that comes in the way of this has to be removed mercilessly. When clouds collect around the pole-star and cover it, your duty will be to remove the clouds and follow the pole-star without caring to see where the clouds have gone. If you always think of your enemy, your mind will adopt the bad qualities of your object of ideation, but if the Supreme Being is your goal, your mind will be metamorphosed into the Supreme Being itself.

Remember – you have to serve humanity. You have to dedicate yourself to the cause of humanity as a whole. Your life is valuable; your time is all the more valuable. You should not waste a single moment. The task is glorious. The task is novel. Lead the life of a warrior and constantly fight against evils. You will be victorious. So march ahead!

(The above discourse is printed in Prout Nutshell, Part 18.)

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