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Archive for November 23rd, 2011

Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2011 20:03:48 -0000
To: am-global@earthlink.net
From: Manomohan Deva
Subject: Very Relevant for Today

Baba

== VERY RELEVANT FOR TODAY ==

Namaskar,
These days with capitalism coming into question, more than ever the world is searching for Prout, knowingly or unknowingly. So we have to be vigilant to put forth the ideals of Prout – wherever and whenever possible.

In addition, we should have a clear-cut understanding of who can be a leader of Prout and what qualifications are needed.

On this important question of what is needed in order to be an ideal Proutist, Baba has given some special insights in His divine and eternal teachings of Ananda Sutram.

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ANANDA SUTRAM AND PROUT

Everyone knows that the last 5 Sutras of Ananda Sutram are the 5 Fundamental Principles of Prout. That means the last portion of the fifth and final chapter of Ananda Sutram contains all the Prout Principles and all the Prout principles are part and parcel of the fifth chapter of Ananda Sutram. So they are one and the same.

And it is in this unique and conclusive body of teachings where Baba decisively reveals what qualities are needed in order to be an ideal Proutist or Prout leader. By the following it will become quite clear.

MORE ABOUT ANANDA SUTRAM AND PROUT

In this below sutra Baba is giving credence to the spiritual potentialities of this universe.

5-13. Sthu’lasu’ks’makaarn’es’u caramopayagah
prakartavyah vica’rasamarthitam’ van’t’anainca.

Meaning: “There should be maximum utilization and rational distribution of all mundane, supramundane and spiritual potentialities of the universe.” (AS)

SPIRITUAL ENERGY IS A KEY FACTOR OF PROUT

So here in the above sutra the point is that Baba indicates that spiritual potentiality is an active aspect of the Prout theory. Thus it naturally follows that to “utilize” & “rationally distribute” these potentialities one need be spiritually evolved. Because if one is neither spiritually inclined nor interested in the field of spirituality then how can they understand how to best utilize and properly distribute the spiritual potentialities. Quite simply, without insight and knowledge in spiritual life it is not possible.

THE NEXT PROUT PRINCIPLE

And here again in this next Prout principle Baba reveals how spiritual potentialities are a key aspect of Prout.

5-14. Vyas’t’isamas’t’isha’riira ma’nasa’dhya’tmika sambha’vana’ya’m’ caramo’payogashca.

Meaning: “There should be maximum utilization of the physical, metaphysical and spiritual potentialities of the unit and collective bodies of human society.”

About this, in the purport Baba furthermore explains as follows:

Baba says, “So for the sake of collective good one will have to awaken spirituality in individuals…one or two spiritualists do not indicate advancement and progress of the whole society. The body, mind and self of every individual have the potential for limitless expansion and development. This potentiality has to be harnessed and brought to fruition.” (AS)

MUST BE SPIRITUALLY EVOLVED TO AWAKEN OTHERS

The central idea is that in the above sutra and explanation thereof, Baba is pointedly guiding that Prout leaders must awaken the spiritual energy within all. Yet how can one do this if their own spiritual force is not aroused.

For example if someone does not know how to read then how can they inspire and teach others to read. Likewise if one is not aware about sadhana or the spiritual realm of life then they will not be able to develop or encourage this quality within others. Yet for the rise of Prout, Baba directs us that spiritual potentiality must be awakened within each and every entity of our human society.

Hence spirituality is an essential characteristic of a Proutist leader.

ANOTHER PRINCIPLE OF PROUT

The next sutra or Prout principle also emphasizes the importance of spiritual life.

5-15. Sthu’lasuks’maka’ran’o’payoga’h susantulita’h vidheyah.

Meaning: “There should be a proper adjustment amongst these physical, metaphysical, mundane, supramundane and spiritual utilizations.”

Then in the purport Baba furthermore explains as follows:

Baba says, “While promoting individual and collective welfare there should be proper adjustment amongst the physical, mental and spiritual and the crude, subtle and causal factors…”
“The greatest service to the cause of social welfare can be rendered by those who have acquired spiritual power…Social control should be in the hands of those who are spiritual aspirants, intelligent and brave all at the same time.” (AS)

PROUT LEADERS MUST BE SPIRITUALISTS

Thus in undisputed and clear-cut fashion, Baba guides us that only those endowed with spiritual shakti can make great contributions in the realm of social service; and furthermore in His revolutionary style Baba dictates that only those who are spiritually evolved should have leadership positions in our Proutistic society.

ONLY ANANDA MARGIIS CAN BE IDEAL PROUT LEADERS

By all this it is quite established that to be an ideal Proutist one must be spiritually evolved. And as we all know, only by practicing the sadhana given by Taraka Brahma and only by knowing His spiritual teachings can one properly grow in the spiritual realm; otherwise one will get bogged down and stuck in dogmas. Thus AM sadhana and AM spiritual philosophy are integral aspects of Prout. In that way it follows that in order to be a true leader of Prout one must be an Ananda Margii. There is no other way.

ANYONE CAN BE A SYMPATHIZER OF PROUT…

On the other hand, those who are sympathizers of Prout can be anyone. All are welcome in this limited yet important capacity as sympathizer. So this of course should be encouraged to everyone.

…ONLY AM SADHAKAS CAN BE LEADERS OF PROUT

But to play a leading role in the development of a Proutistic society not just anyone will do. For that significant position, Baba specifically guides us that one must be spiritually developed and well-practiced in the field of AM sadhana etc. That is, only those spiritualists– i.e. Ananda Margiis– well versed in AM spiritual philosophy and tantra sadhana fit the requirements of being a true Proutist leader.

Here none should think that this is some type of ego-charged approach. This letter is not about espousing the anyone’s greatness or putting others down.

Simply, we Ananda Margiis have to be perfectly clear what is Prout and who can properly manifest these ideals, by His grace. Just because some social leader rises to the podium and gives a resounding talk in no way makes them fit to take the reins of our Prout movement. This should not be our expectation.

Rather we should clearly understand Baba’s divine guideline that only those involved deeply in AM sadhana are capable of leading our Prout movement. Of course AM sadhana is open to one and all – in that sense anyone can be a leader. But the next step is the commitment, dedication and devotion to the practice of sadhana. Only those with this deep link with AM spiritual life can be an ideal Proutist.

PROUT IS SURE TO BE ESTABLISHED

Baba says, “Today or tomorrow the entire world will accept PROUT as the only panacea for all of the world’s mundane and supramundane ailments. There is no alternative.” (PNS-17, p.30)

Namaskar,
Manomohan

Note 1: From amongst our AM community, all brothers and sister are most warmly invited to share their views and insights about this important issue of spirituality and Prout.

Note 2: The “Dogma about Prout” is that certain so-called Proutists these days live by the wrong calculation that any mundane type of social leader can excel as a leader of Prout. But per Baba above teachings, this is just nonsense. Unfortunately some of our “Proutist leaders” get excited whenever they see any crude fellow marching in the street as they foolishly imagine that this person is the great revolutionary and leader of Prout. This is the blind way that a few of our so-called Proutist think. That is why many Ananda Margiis do not pay any attention to those so-called Proutist leaders who make such superficial claims about non-spiritualists being ideal Proutists. Rather if anyone talks like this then they have exposed themselves.

PRABHAT SAMGIITA

“A’mi toma’ya bha’lo besechi…” (PS 1511)

Purport:

O Lord, I have loved You from the deep core of my heart. You are my everything. With form [1] and flow [2], I wanted to attain You. I want to have You always in Your form and remain immersed in Your ideation. I want to be ensconced in Your flow, Your thought, and Your vibration. Besides that, there is nothing I want.

Baba, I was lying in the dust all by myself. Nobody was around to help me [3]. In the deep, cimmerian darkness of the new moon night, I saw only You. Baba, You were there to help me.

Baba, in misery of so much suffering and loud lamentations, and with serious tragedies striking like lightening and thunderbolts [4], everybody deserted me. Baba only You only remained close by my side.

End Notes for Prabhat Samgiita #1511:

[1] Form (rupa): Every sadhaka wants to have Parama Purusa in their mental flow. In that blessed state, when the mind thinks anything then it always ideates on Parama Purusa and sees His divine form with heartfelt emotion.

[2] Flow (rasa): Every person in this universe has their own mental flow. Some flow towards crude, mundane desires while others flow towards the blessedness of spiritual life and Parama Purusa. When the mind flows downward towards baser propensities then one feels uneasy and disturbed. When the mind flows upwards towards Him, one feels infinite joy and bliss. The natural flow of each and every person is towards Parama Purusa.

To make the mental flow proper, various programs like DMC, DMS, seminars, and retreats are arranged. Then people forget about their worries. Then their mental flow changes and gets directed towards the Supreme.

When involved in satsaunga and sentient pursuits, one’s flow is spiritual. If that flow continues for days, weeks or months – or remains like that always – that is the feeling expressed in this song.

[3] I was lying in the dust (A’mi par’echilum dulora pare): During your good days, so many friends gather around you and when misery falls then those same friends disappear. They leave; but Parama Purusa never leaves you. Only He remains always by your side and helps you. When all are abusing you then that time also Parama Purusa helps you. He is your Eternal Companion, in good days and bad.

[4] Thunder and lightening (bajrapa’te): In good days, people come to you for enjoyment but when problem comes they disappear. In this world even those who are your friends do not always have the capacity to help. Everyone has their limitations. Suppose a serious tragedy is about to happen, no human being will know beforehand in order to control the situation or avert that disaster. Only Parama Purusa knows and only He saves you. In life so many things come and go which are beyond the capacity of human beings to manage. Parama Purusa always helps His devotees.

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Health Guideline: Sleeping Related

“Do not sleep on a soft bed.” (CC-3, Chap 6, Pt #4)

Note: This above point that Baba is describing has deep meaning. Some ignorant people however who are unaware about health and hygiene get swayed by pseudo-culture and they use a spring-loaded bed with thick mattresses. But that is very detrimental for the various joints, muscles, & organs of the body and it creates an ill-effect on the body systems such as digestive disorders & diseases. Mostly because of hunchback syndrome and because the stomach is pressed. Keeping this view, including many more benefits, Baba has graciously introduced this above rule. Everyone should follow this and
then they will realise the deeper aspect of its value.

Amongst conscious people it is commonly known that soft beds lead to the onset of many diseases including incurable backaches and joint pain. So one should be aware. One should not fall in the trap of momentary pleasure and invite more dangerous diseases.

Note 2: Revealing the spiritual sigificnace of this point, Baba guides us that those who are using a hard bed in day to day life, their body becomes more and more capable for intense psycho-spiritual practice. Such sincere sadhakas keep away from using a pillow also.
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