Archive for May, 2012

Date: Thu, 31 May 2012 22:54:24 -0000
From: “Laksman Deva”
Subject: Mystery Unfolds About Acoustic Roots


“Maner kon’e rayecho gopane, brhater ceye tumi brhat…” (PS 617)


Baba, You are infinite; You are vaster than vast. Even then, with Your divine play, You are secretly hiding Yourself in the corner of my mind. Baba, You are not only saturated with love, You are the embodiment of love. And in Your divine love, You have saturated this entire universe. Your liila is incomparable.

Baba, You have removed all the staticity and drowsiness. O’ Transcendental Entity, O’ Parama Purusa You have come within the scope of non-transcendentality. You have graced me and come in my dhyana. You have taken Your seat on my mental lotus – Your glory is unfathomable. Baba, You are bliss personified; You are mine. Baba, You have graced me & You have appeared in my mind very intimately – in an extremely personal way…



Baba says, “What is a biija mantra (acoustic root)? Every action and every existence are characterised by certain particular sounds. While you sit in one place, you exist, and because of your existence various waves get buffeted and altered. Light waves, for example, are either reflected or refracted, after which they go back into the air. The existential acoustic root is a prerequisite for all the functions of existence. Through existence, through action, you are always engaged in some type of work.”

“Every action has a sound of its own which may or may not be audible to the human ear. Suppose someone is walking on tiptoe: the sound produced is so soft that it is inaudible; but some sound is produced nevertheless. Some people make a lot of noise when they walk. Some people smile silently, whereas other people laugh loudly. In Sam’skrta, smiling silently is called ‘smita’, and laughing loudly is called ‘ha’sya’. Though it seems that smiling is a silent action, it does produce a sound. While smiling, one’s mouth and lips move slightly, causing a little stir in the air which creates a very faint sound.”

“Ether is the subtlest factor in this quinquelemental world. It, too, having existence, produces a certain sound. Mental thoughts create a vibration in your mind (a sound) which in turn vibrates the nerve cells and nerve fibres.”

“That minute sound of every action is called ‘acoustic root’ in English and ‘biija mantra’ in Sam’skrta.” (Jan 11, ’79)

Baba’s above guideline is most unique and relevant for each and every sadhaka. We should strive to realise the very essence of what Baba is saying. For that, sincerity in sadhana is a must.


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Subject: Sloppy Book: Misinformation of Tantra Piit’ha
Date: Tue 29 May 2012 22:29:36 +0500 (IST)
From: Raghuviira Deva



Note: This below letter is in response to the way the term tantra piit’ha is explained in one book about Baba and Ananda Marga. It should also be kept in mind that the proper spelling is tantra piit’ha; although in the book it is misspelled as pitha. The reason I am not disclosing the name of the book or the name of the author now is so those few with a bias can also understand the subject clearly with a clean and balanced mind.

In Ananda Marga, we all know that a tantra piit’ha is a place where great rishis and sadhakas sat for sadhana and achieved liberation, by the grace of Parama Purusa, Baba.

We also know that everything in AM is based on logic, reasoning, and rationality; we do not subscribe to those age-old religious dogmas of the past.

Naturally then, our definition of a tantra piit’ha is based on Baba’s clear-cut guideline. In Ananda Marga, tantra piit’has are those places where great sadhakas and sages sat for sadhana and attained realisation. Our viewpoint steers totally clear from the prevailing Hindu or religious dogma.


Unfortunately, in one person’s book about Baba, in the Notes section on page 381, the writer puts forth a dogmatic explanation of a tantra piit’ha.

The writer makes the claim that a tantra piit’ha is a place that has:
(a) 5 types of different trees (bel, silk cotton, banyan, neem and Indian Gooseberry); and,
(b) 5 types of skulls buried beneath each of these trees (tiger skull, male cat skull, monkey skull, king cobra skull, and human skull).

Unfortunately, in making such claims, this writer has fallen right into the pool of religious dogma while putting forth AM teachings. Yes, this is how avidya tantrikas – followers of black magic – make tantra piit’has; but, no, in Ananda Marga, as vidya tantrikas, this is not our way. We do not subscribe to such rituals and dogmas.


Here it should be understood that this entire matter could have been ignored if:
1. The writer had mentioned that this way of making a tantra piit’ha was a religious dogma, or done only by avidya tantrikas;
2. the writer was a non-margii, or not writing a book about Ananda Marga.

It was important to raise this matter because the writer is putting forth this faulty notion of a tantra piit’ha in the name of Baba and in the name of Ananda Marga. Readers picking up this book think they are getting authentic information based on Baba’s teachings, but nothing could be further from the truth. The writer is actually describing the exact opposite: An avidya tantra (I.e. black magic) tantra piit’ha.


By reading these above stipulations about the 5 trees and the 5 skulls, any rational Ananda Margii will easily recognise that the writer unfortunately swayed from the path and drifted into the arena of negative religious dogma.

Why? Because according to Baba, a tantra piit’ha is a place where high sadhakas attained liberation. Yet here the writer is defining a tantra piit’ha in a very ritualistic manner as if one can make a tantra piit’ha by planting trees and burying skulls.

So from start to finish the whole explanation is wrong in this book. Certainly, the author wanted to do a better job; but unfortunately he lacked the requisite understanding and skills. How else to account for the way it turned out.

Here following is a more detailed look at the faults.


The aforementioned dogmatic propositions by the writer invite all kinds of problems, misunderstandings, and confusions:

Firstly, his explanation gives the impression that if anyone wants to create a tantra piit’ha then all that is needed is to plant 5 trees and bury 5 skulls. As if that is “how to” make a tantra piit’ha. So this is totally dogmatic. That is not how to create an Ananda Marga tantra piit’ha. Dogmatic religious fanatics, or avdiya tantrikas, might define a tantra piit’ha in this way, but in Ananda Marga we know that a tantra piit’ha is first and foremost based on high sadhana, not dogmatic rituals.

Secondly, if any business person reads this ‘how to’ instruction, they will start killing animals, burying those skulls, and planting those trees in order to make tantra piit’has. Then they will try to sell it at an exorbitant price. Over time they will try to make big money from this. Such tantra piit’has will become commercial, i.e. big-ticket items. It will become yet another capitalist venture. While those entrepreneurs count their profits from selling dogma, innocent people will be misled into thinking that by having a tantra piit’has they will get moksa. So instead of filling their heart with devotion and pointing their mind toward God, the common people will be competing for the most expensive style of dogmatic tantra piit’has.

Thirdly, in his book, the writer describes a tantra piit’ha as being one particular model, i.e. 5 trees and 5 skulls etc. But according to AM, a tantra piit’ha is any place where one or more sadhaka(s) sat for sadhana and attained realisation. So a tantra piit’ha could be your own sadhana room, or one’s own jagrti. Because at the time of leaving the body, every Ananda Margii is going to get mukti or pure moksa, i.e. realise Parama Purusa and merge in Him.

Finally, this book is written in such a way as if every person should make their own tantra piit’ha by planting these types of trees and burying these types of skulls. The writer encourages the reader, as if by this way people will get a quick-fix solution for attaining moksa / mukti.


Here everyone should understand that the entire publication contains countless errors on so many levels: In the preface; in part one, part two, part three; in the epilogue; in the glossary; and in the notes. The book is filled with factual mistakes and philosophical errors.

One should not read this book with the hope of learning AM philosophy or gaining a greater understanding of Ananda Marga. Rather the opposite will occur.

If one were to trust the explanation of a tantra piit’ha from this text, then it opens up the doorway to dogmatic tiirthas and other ritualistic worship. It does not lead the reader along the path of pure spirituality and Ananda Marga ideology. Rather one will get a very skewed and faulty understanding of Baba’s teachings.

And those unfamiliar with Baba & His divine teachings will think He is a proponent of religious dogma. That is another off-shoot of this book.


We should all put forth the call that this book, “[Shrii Shrii] Anandamurti: The Jamalpur Years”, be removed from the shelves immediately. It needs serious review and correction by dedicated sadhakas. Unfortunately, the author, Devashish (Donald Acosta), could not do the job properly due to his own limitations. It happens sometimes.

Raghuviira Deva


I wrote this letter because a friend of mine, Ramesh, asked me how to get the skulls of those animals to make a tantra piitha. He was telling me that sadhana is difficult and he wanted some shortcut method to reach up to moksa. In his backyard he wanted to make this type of tantra piit’ha. He said he can easily import those trees but did not know where to get the skulls. And he learned all about this from Devashish’s book. Seeing the misunderstanding of my dear friend, I raise this matter for everyone’s awareness.


In His discourses, Baba does in fact talk about the 5 aforementioned trees. But Baba does not say that they are for creating tantra piit’has. That is not at all the use of such trees. Only Baba tells how they help purify the air; they do NOT help in attaining mukti or moksa quickly.

Indeed, in the below cited discourse, Baba is giving an historical account of how the rishis of those olden days used to purify their local environment. Baba is not saying that all Ananda Margiis should follow this same approach. In this more modern era, margiis can use an electric air purifier; then there is no need to plant such trees. That said, if one lives in a tropical area, if they wish they can plant these trees to purify the air. But again, however beneficial they are, these trees are not tantra piit’has.

Baba says, “The air of the margosa tree destroys the harmful effects of bacteria. It can also fight against negative microvita. This is the reason why margosa is also recognized as one of the five sacred trees (paiṋcavati). In olden days, people liked to perform spiritual practices sitting in an environment free from the pernicious effects of disease and germs. That is why they would plant paiṋcavati – nimbá (margosa), bilva (wood apple), shalmali (silk cotton tree), bat (banyan indica) and ashvatha (Indian fig tree) – in and around the place of meditation or spiritual practice. Some people of course use ámlakii (wood sorrel) as a substitute plant. In paiṋcavati, mahánimba may be planted instead of ordinary margosa.” (Microvita in a Nutshell, Some Examples of Microvita in Daily Life – Excerpt B)

Finally, avidya tantrikas (black magicians) took the idea of these 5 trees and then brought in their own point of using the skulls of 5 animals and by this way they made their fake tantra piit’has. So their approach is 100% dogma. Such trees have nothing to do with attaining spiritual realisation; they simply purify the air – just like any store-bought air purifier.

Some may think that by fighting against negative microvita then these tress will deliver one to the doorstep of moksa. But it is not like that. One also fights negative microvita by cleaning their toilet, and that does not bring salvation. So no one should think that such trees contain great spiritual power etc. That would just be a misunderstanding.

In conclusion, Baba guides us very clearly that these trees and these skulls have nothing to do with making tantra piit’has. Rather, a tantra piit’ha is a place where blessed sadhakas attained divine realisation. That is our one and only way of defining a tantra piit’ha in Ananda Marga.


Some may be under the impression that everything written in brother Devashish’s book, “[Shrii Shrii] Anandamurti: The Jamalpur Years” is a bona fide and confirmed source of knowledge on AM ideology. By gaining a better understanding of how Devashish wrote the book, then it will become clear why most of the book strays far from the path of AM.

Firstly, the point about the tantra pitha is discussed on page 381, which is in the “Notes” section, i.e. pages 377-408. In the beginning of this section Devashish writes: “Unless otherwise indicated, the sources for the material in each chapter belong to the Ananda Marga Archives in Kolkata, India, with a branch office in Warren, Vermont.”

As there is no specific reference regarding the points about the tantra pitha, then we are simply left with the very hazy and vague notion that somewhere in the Ananda Marga archive this has been discussed. But that is not at all the way to write a book and cite “knowledge”.

It would be similar if someone wrote a book and stated that all the information in their book was taken from the US Library of Congress. No respectable or credible author or publisher would ever make such a claim. That type of book would be cleared from the shelf of every upstanding bookstore and library. The US Library of Congress contains 32 million cataloged books and other print materials in 470 languages and more than 61 million manuscripts etc. One cannot just make a generalized, blanket statement that the information in their book can be found in the Library of Congress. Rather they must cite the exact source: Title, author, page # etc.

Likewise, when writing a book about Baba and Ananda Marga, one cannot merely state the the information comes from the Ananda Marga archive. They must cite the source: name, book, tape #, date, place, year, discourse name, etc. None of this was given with respect to Devashish’s lengthy and faulty explanation of a tantra piit’ha. Just we are to understand that this came from the archive. This is the faulty idea he is imposing on the reader. No credible writer ever does this type of sloppy job.

Here is more about how Devashish created his book.

Devashish’s entire book is based primarily on “recorded interviews”. In the archive there are interviews or reminiscences of upwards of 10,000 margiis – most of which were recorded in Hindi and Bangla. So brother Devashish could not understand these interviews as he does not know Hindi and the Bengali was often in the local vernacular with lots of background noise. Because he himself did not have the ability to listen to the recordings, a third-party team hastily transcribed some or more of these interviews using short-hand and notations. In turn, they gave these notes and half-baked transcriptions to Devashish and from this faulty base he haphazardly wrote his book. None of his book is based on any original or authentic source or first-hand depiction thereof. Rather this information was handed down in a loose and sloppy fashion. That is why this book is filled with countless errors on each and every page. Literally, every page of the book is littered with some kind of dogma or mistake.

That explains why Devashish presents a half-drunken depiction of a tantra piit’ha in the notes section of his book. He blatantly confuses avidya tantra (black magic) with vidya tantra (dharma) and leads the reader far from the truth in his misrepresentation of Baba and AM ideals.

That is the tragedy and inherent flaw of this book. Really it needs to be set aside and redone properly.

Some emotional margiis may not like hearing all this but history will prove that his book is very sloppy. I am writing this so a new, enthusiastic writer should come forward and do a better job.


Here is yet another flaw from the same section of the book.

The writer, Devashish, makes the claim that that, “The Nath tradition is Tantric in origin.” (p. 381)

Baba guides us however that the Nath cult is Buddhist in origin.

Baba says, “A new religious movement called the Na’tha Cult emerged during the transition from the Buddhist era to the Puranic era.” (Ananda Vacanamrtam – 11, “The Psychology Behind the Origin of Tantric Gods and Goddesses”)

Clearly then the Nath tradition stems from Buddhism, not tantra. Another clear demonstration of this is the the Nath cult engages in ear piercing just as the Buddhists do. Later on, Baba tells us that the Nath cult blends into Shaevism.

But again the flaw stands that Devashish proclaimed that the Nath cult was originally from tantra, when in fact Baba has given the mandate that it stemmed from Buddhism.


“Toma’ke buddhibale bolo ke va’ pa’re, Buddhi toma’r krpa’y sabe labe…” (P.S. 1028)


Baba, no one can get You by the strength of their intellect. In the past, I wasted so much time depending on my little brain. I was foolishly thinking that with my intellect I will get everything. Though I tried hard, I failed desperately. At every step, I came to understand my ignorance and stupidity. That You cannot be found within the periphery of intellect.

Baba, in the past I adopted the path of hypocrisy and tried to hide my weakness through my tall talks. In that way, I plowed the way for my degeneration.

Baba, by Your grace, today samvit (spiritual awakening) has come. This much You graciously made me understand – that without Your causeless grace nothing can happen. And with Your causeless grace, even the impossible becomes possible.

Baba, I am humbly surrendering my everything at Your lotus feet…

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Respected Readers,

Namaskar. The following Ananda Marga Questionnaire comes to us by way of Shrii Amrit Laloo – a longtime and dedicated Ananda Margii.
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ANANDA MARGA QUESTIONAIRE – Read on! If you find the questionnaire funny, laugh out loud. If not, laugh anyway.
Several possible options are given to the questions below. Choose the option/s that you think are the correct one/s.

Who is the boss ? At present there are 2 PPs. Which of the two PPs, Calcutta or Ranchi PP, was elected / selected in accordance with the Caryacarya guidelines given by Baba ?
a) Ranchi PP
b) Calcutta PP
c) Who’s the boss ?

How many AM factions have come into being after 1990?
a) two
b) three
c) too many to count

As per Neo-Humanism, which is now the new super race ?
a) Bengalii
b) Hindii
c) German
d) Neo-humanism- what is this ?

It is a well known fact that Ac. Rudrananda Avt. is power mad and Ac. Sarvatmananda Avt. has influenced the Bengalization of AM. After their demise (mahaprayan), which of the two will have have a longer lasting negative effect on AM ?
a) Rudrananda
b) Sarvatmananda
c) both

All the existing factions have posted SS’s to all the sectors to influence the activities, capture projects and also to create divisions among the margiis. At this moment which Sector has the most number of SS’s?
a) New York Sector –US$$$$$
b) Nairobi sector (too poor)
c) Berlin Sector
d) Delhi sector

After 1990, which narrow sentiment has surfaced within the ranks of AM with serious consequences?
a) language sentiment ( Bengalii group and Hindii Group) very funny
b) geo- sentiment ( Bangla samaj –most important samaj in the world)
c) socio-sentiment
d) all of the above

The slogan “one human society” does not apply to groupist members of AMPS because
a) Present groupist AM members do not constitute a society
b) Present groupist members are not Ananda Margiis as they don’t follow 16 points
c) The present leadership in AM do not belong the human society
d) The leadership are not human- they are demigods
e) none of the above

In India for which of the guru’s “Mahaprayan ” is celebrated annually?
a) Lord Krishna
b) Lord Shiva
c) Shrii Shrii Anandamurtii- Ananda Marga
d) Guru Nanak- Sikhism
e) Shrila Prabhupadha -ISCON
f ) Ramakrishna Paramhansa- Rama-Krishna Mission

Who is the greatest pseudo-intellectual in AM ?
a)Ac. Bhaskarananda Avdt.
b)Ac. Kritiishivananda Avdt. (new entry)
c)Ac. Abhidevananda Avdt.
d)Ac Narada from Suva Sector
e)All of the above

The “Mahaprayan” festival is held every year in Tiljala because
a) Tiljala is an important Tiirtha – liberation is a sure gaurantee- no need for sadhana
b)Baba has given “Mahaprayan” as an official function in CaryaCarya
c) The big-wigs want to re- affirm annually that Parama Purusa is dead
d) We can do whatever we please because Baba is not watching us -Mahaprayan confirms this to be the case.

Which function is most prestigious ?
a) Ananda Purnima (Baba’s advent on earth)
b) DMS
c) “Mahaprayan”

Who is the major decision maker in AM affairs?
a) “AMPS –Calcutta”
b) “AMPS –Ranchi”
c) The Legal Court

Which Ananda Vanii should be taken as the authentic Vanii?
a) Calcutta Vanii
b) Ranchi Vanii
c) Baba’s original vaniis
d) anyone can create a vanii-just extract one from Baba’s books-it’s official

Ananda Marga has a solution to curb unemployment in the world. By the division of AMPS, they created more vacancies: Like two PPs instead of one, and more than 18 sectorial secretaries instead of nine.
a) this is ground-breaking- in accordance with PROUT
b) it has been done before by other organisations
c) More divisions of AMPS would create more vacancies
d) a ridiculous situation

Which DMS has the larger attendance ? The competition is on. Power is the name of the game.
a) Ranchi DMS
b) Calcutta DMS
c) Joke (sooo funny)

In which sector are the board members being sued for the sum of US$ 400,000?
a) Nairobi sector ( too poor)
b) Berlin Sector
c) New York Sector USD $$$$$$$$$

Are some or our power-drunk, so-called leaders behaving like
a) capitalists
b) communists
c) definitely not Proutists
d) All of the above

The last rites for Ac. Nigimananda Avdt. was given high profile coverage. Avadhutas should be given a state funeral because
a) they are renunciates
b) they have surrendered their all to Baba
c) they do not subscribe to pomp
d) they don’t seek glory
e) they will be recognised by the greater civil society after their demise

Memorials must not be constructed for Baba because
a) it is a waste of resources
b) Baba did not approve of memorials
c) Baba is not “dead”
d) Memorials are done for human beings, not for God
e) All of the above

Which is the most important tiirtha (place of pilgrimage) for Ananda Margiis? Visit the tiirtha at least once in your life-time –no need for meditation
a) Jamalpur
b) Ranchi
c) Cremation place (Tiljala) liberation is a sure guarantee
d) All of the above
e) Baba did not approve of any tiirtha

Which of the following best describes the Ranchi Adm ?
a) self-righteous
b) hard-headed
c) Conceited
d) arrogant
e) open-minded but anti-Bengalii

What is the driving force behind the Calcutta Adm ?
a) superiority complex- Bengaliis are spiritually elevated and organisationally advanced
b) Bengali sentiment
c) Baba chose them to lead
d) Bihariis (housekeepers of Bengaliis) and other language groups are inferior
e) Groupism – all animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.

If you think this questionaire is funny laugh out loud. If you think it has substance ponder deeply. Enjoy.
If you have more jokes please share with us.

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From: “Marc Pele”
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: Refined Form of Hypocrisy
Date: Mon, 28 May 2012 19:57:32 +0000



For Ananda Margiis, spiritual progress is the aim of life. That is the main thing: To reach the Goal – Parama Purusa.

In spirituality, simplicity is the key quality. In Ananda Vanii #54, Baba guides us to keep all our dealings in life straight like sastaunga pranam. There must not be an ounce of duplicity or hypocrisy.

Yet in today’s materialistic era, hypocrisy has become an essential aspect of daily life.

Here are some examples of how hypocrisy works in day to day life in this present era. We should be aware and keep our distance from this dark element of materialism.



Nowadays – in the last 5- 6 decades – when advertising etc has increased multi-fold and people in the west began
suffering more on the mental plane, it has become the custom “to smile for the camera” in order to show others that they are really happy, regardless of how they feel internally. This is all one superficial display – sheer hypocrisy. Yet this became the norm.

Not just in front of the camera, but in standard conversations this started happening as well. People feel the need to smile in order to show their happiness, when in fact they are really feeling empty inside. This is the sad state of affairs.



Here is another example to note.

Those doing business want to promote & masquerade themselves as the well-wishers of society. Toward that end they say they are “serving the community”, when in fact their each and every action is aimed toward satisfying their private business interests – i.e. personal profit. So this is another form of unbridled hypocrisy these days.

Likewise, when you go to the ‘customer service desk’ of any large or small business, then the attendants there always put on a big smile and “promise” to help you. But their smile and their help is limited up to the extent that they feel it is profitable for their business – nothing more than that.


Straightaway, it can be said that hypocrites started this negative trend. It began when individuals, who want to present themselves as something that they are not, adopted this way of dealing. They were the first ones.

As we know, when any trend gets started then simple, innocent members of the general public get pulled in that same direction. The general people are not malicious or mal-intended; just they become habituated to that tradition or dogma.

So many dogmas get introduced in this way. One person started the matter and then it becomes common.

Regarding the dogma of smiling into the camera, we cannot say that all Europeans / westerners are like that, but most got carried into that flow. Even then, it is not limited up to the Americas and Europe or the USA. As western pseudo-culture spreads more and more, this dogma of smiling in front of the camera is also spreading to various parts of the globe. And not just this trend, but numerous others like it. So alertness and smartness is needed.


Baba Himself deals very strongly with those following the path of hypocrisy. Everyone surely remembers how during dharma samiiksa hypocrites were pointed out strongly and cured by Baba. In contrast, simple people who committed innocent errors were not dealt with in that way – rather, quite mildly in comparison to those hypocrites.

To ensure that hypocrisy did not take root or thrive in our Marga, from 1955-90, the first thing Baba did in any reporting session was to expose any and all hypocrisy. Those who did wrongs but were not hypocrites were often pardoned mentally, while those who were hypocrites were dealt with more fiercely. This was Baba’s normal mode of doing. This set the tone that no one should resort to hypocrisy in any form as it erodes the entire human personality.


The tricky part is that hypocrisy spreads like wildfire. To invent it is one thing – but once invented then invariably others start doing it, consciously or unconsciously. That is why we should all be alert because these habits and trends can easily get latched onto one’s personae. And that destroys the whole personality.

So although this “smile at the camera” epidemic is primarily a disease of our west, this hypocritical approach can and is leap-frogging all around this globe. So everyone should be aware as this is spreading all over. And this is but one of many aspects of pseudo-culture that is getting exported to all corners of this earth.


When people become introduced to new fads, right or wrong, quickly they become habituated. They like that new fad. This happens in each and every era. In particular, in this era, people have become habituated with hypocrisy. This has become the norm, unfortunately.

In contrast, a few hundred years ago in the US, it was different. In that era, the slavery was well accepted. People became habituated with slavery. This was a terrible crime against humanity, yet even good people accepted it as a normal part of everyday life.

Also in that era, only males could get top jobs and earn money and only males could vote. Even though that was unjust and wrong, the general society was comfortable with those standards.

Now people think quite differently.


In this present era, people think hypocrisy is a part of life. Hearing this assertion about hypocrisy, some may feel reacted and contend: “What is the need to raise this point – hypocrisy is OK.”

The main concern is that if we embrace hypocrisy then our spiritual life will be hampered. Simplicity will disappear; yet that quality of simplicity is needed in order to lead a proper spiritual life. In its place, hypocrisy will rear its head; but hypocrisy is poison. If hypocrisy makes its nest, our spiritual life will suffer. That is Baba’s teaching.


Hypocrisy and true spirituality cannot co-habitat. Where there is one, the other cannot remain. Hypocrisy means being self-engrossed and only thinking about one’s own little existence. This is the well-known fact: Hypocrisy itself entails presenting oneself in a false manner in order to get some “self-glory”. In that case God is distant; because then one’s own unit mind is only absorbed in one’s own selfish thoughts – not Parama Purusa.


Here are more of Baba’s teachings & warnings about hypocrisy.

Baba says, “Some people wear a mask of culture [of civility] in public, but in private pursue personal or class interests. This hypocrisy has no place in the human society.” (A Few Problems Solved – 6, ‘Spirit of Society’)

Baba says, “Hypocrisy in the human mind is also increased as a result of the influence of negative microvita.” (Microvita in a Nutshell)

Baba says, “Such people attempt to cover their harmful or defective sentiments under a veil of hypocrisy. This concealing mentality is one aspect of hypocrisy.” (Neo-Humanism: Liberation of Intellect, ‘Awakened Conscience’)

So indulging in hypocrisy is not at all good – rather harmful and negative.


By Baba’s grace, our Ananda Marga society will again get going on the right path – free from all defects and contradictions etc. We will not get caught in the widening net of hypocrisy – like senselessly smiling into the camera – that is spreading around the world.

Baba says, “…This Goal provides inspiration, supplies the means for forward movement and makes the little lamps infinitely effulgent…it will make the earth ever full of sweetness…” (Ananda Vanii #67)

Mahendra Deva


Now in this age of blatant capitalism, superficiality and kapat’ata’ [hypocrisy] is a normal aspect of daily living. Indeed such
expression is rampant in society. Here following Baba Himself comments how the problem has become epidemic & an everyday affair in this crude modern era.

Baba says, “Apologizing with ‘Oh, sorry!’, after knowingly or unknowingly bumping into a person, without inquiring to what extent the person is hurt, is considered enough refinement, and this is the Law of so-called Good Manners. But this does not reflect a really sincere expression of heart.” (Human Society-1, ’87, p. 37)

The point being that with the onset of uncontrolled capitalism, it is commonplace for people to hypocritically say something that they do not really mean. And that gets accepted also. Unfortunately this is the way things have “developed”.

Here the situation is not that the entire society is at fault. But step by step a few have sown the seeds of hypocrisy and goaded millions into adopting it. Gradually over time innocent, naive, and well-intentioned people have gotten caught in this web.

By looking around we can easily see that this “oh sorry” expression is not the only case; so many such common phrases exist such as: “excuse me”, “pardon me”, etc and even non-verbal trends like “smiling for the camera”. All these are regularly used in materialistic society.


Baba says, “Generally we see that the human thinking capacity becomes somewhat dull in the wake of a major catastrophe. This accounts for the present psychic state of the human race which, as a result of two major wars which took place within a short period of time, is suffering from various miseries and tribulations. Humanity is at present unable to think, read or comprehend anything serious. Even artists and sáhityikas who are capable of thinking or discussing serious matters do not feel any urge to do so, thinking that if they do, they will not get any encouragement or patronage from the public.” (Prout in a Nutshell – 10, Art and Literature)

These days most people cannot think deeply on any given subject. Due to a lack of critical thinking skills, when a fad comes into existence then mindlessly people start following that fad. That is what happened with hypocrisy and other superficial displays in day to day modern life, including smiling in the camera. If you talk with anyone about this they may become irritated and think this is fine. That shows their shallow way of thinking. Because in reality mindlessly smiling into the camera is not fine; no form of hypocrisy should be tolerated.

So some people, who are habituated to smiling superficially, may get overwhelmed by hearing that we should not follow this type of hypocrisy. About this we should be clear. I do not say if anyone is attending a jovial function and they are smiling and someone takes a picture then that is bad. That is not the point. Smiling in and of itself is not the problem. Rather senselessly smiling into the camera is not good as that is a superficial display and undermines one’s real happiness.

This brings up a related matter: In certain geographical areas, people hug and kiss when they see each other. That is fine if they have true affection for one another – such as how a mother kisses her baby; but doing this hypocritically – just for show – is repulsive.

Due to a lack of critical thinking, the general population gets latched on to these types of dogmas. We should be careful.


Here Baba explains how weakness & imbalance in the ana’hata cakra is the cause of hypocrisy.

Baba says, “The ana’hata cakra, situated in the centre of the chest, which controls twelve propensities: [including] kapat’ata’ [hypocrisy].” (Yoga Psychology)


Baba says, “Do not forgive [a hypocrite] till his / her nature is reformed.” (Caryacarya-2, Society, Pt #6)


“Bha’loba’si toma’y a’mi, keno ta’ ja’ni na’…” P.S. 2329


Baba, O’ Supreme One, I love You; but, I do not know why I love You. You go on pulling my heart – but what is the mystery behind this, how and why You are attracting me, that I cannot say. Baba, all I know is that You are the divine effulgence of my dark heart. By Your grace, I will never allow that effulgence to get extinguished. Baba, I will always keep Your love in my heart. By Your grace, I will always hold Your divine image in my mind.

Baba, O’ Divine Entity, all the love I have in the deep core of my heart, and all the hopes and longings I have in my mind, all these desires and aspirations of mine are revolving around You. By Your grace, they get expressed through Your songs, dance, melody, and rhythms. Baba, You are the focal point of my life; You are my everything.

Baba, by Your divine grace, I feel that You are guiding each and every aspect of my existence. There is not even a single ounce of confusion in my mind. Everything is totally clear. Where am I, where will I go, and from where have I come: All these types of useless questions never creep into my mind. Baba, by Your grace, I do not even want to know these things. Just I am fully depending upon You: You know everything and that everything is in Your control. For me that is enough. Baba, You are my shelter, You are my anchor, and You are the Supreme Controller of this vast universe.

Baba, You are always ever gracious on me. I love You with all my heart; my whole existence is Yours…

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Date: Sun, 27 May 2012 22:34:55 -0600
From: “Punya’tman Deva”
Subject: Marry or Not Marry


“A’lo jhariye madhu ks’ariye a’ndha’r sa’riye tumi esecho…” (P.S. 1233)


Baba, You have come and by Your divine advent You are showering effulgence, exuding nectar, and wiping away all darkness. Baba, You have come – making the flowers blossom & graciously spreading happiness and bliss to one and all. Baba, by Your august arrival, everyone’s hopes and longings have been fulfilled.

Baba, O my Lord, living beings were awakened by the deep yearning and melancholic longing in their heart. In the anticipation & hope of Your arrival, they awakened and began watching for Your arrival – constantly looking towards Your path. Baba, the painful longing of devotees resonated in Your heart and You could no longer remain distant. Baba, You
have come and You are graciously pouring the basket of love – satisfying everyone’s heart. The sleeping humanity has gotten new life by Your grace.

Baba, that river which dried up and evaporated, and that song which was lost in the oblivion, the current of that very river and the tune of those songs You have graciously brought along with You. [1]

Baba due to Your august advent You have inundated each and every heart with the nectar of devotion. This is Your causeless grace…


[1] The inner idea is that when Parama Purusa comes and saturates the heart with deep devotion, then all those feelings of love, which had dried up, start to blossom. In the above song, the river signifies the flow of devotion and the song and melody refers to that subtler expression of devotional feeling.



Baba says, “In the opinion of Ananda Marga every individual has complete freedom in matters of marriage… Those who are constantly engaged in the fulfillment of an ideal, or those who have to spend the greater part of their day in…some mental occupation should not marry, because they will not find it possible to fulfill their family commitments properly. The marriage of such people is harmful to the society in many cases.” (Guide to Human Conduct, ’91 Edn, p.19)

In our Marga there is a dogma that either one should become a wt or get married. Yet in the practical sense everyone knows that just wearing the saffron dress does not mean dedication. There are many wts who are exclusively “dedicated” for their own stomach – or for power, post, and their groupist agenda.

Only those workers dedicated for the propagation of Ananda Marga ideology are true wts.

In contrast, on other side, there are many margiis who are completely focused on ideology and dedicated to our holy AM adarsha. That is why after getting married they are unable to properly look after their marital and family responsibilities. In result their children end up not liking or even blaming Ananda Marga.

About such cases, Baba has given the clear mandate that it would have been best if such ideologically-minded margiis would have remained single, and not married.

Punya’tman Deva

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Divine Social Duty

Date: 26 May 2012 22:02:48 -0000
From: “Subhash Dholakia”
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: Divine Social Duty


“Pra’n’e ceyechi toma’re, tumi ki deve na’ dhara’…” (P.S. 4694)


Baba, I long for You in my heart – please come in my heart. Won’t You grace me and allow Yourself to be held; will You not allow me to hold You. The same flow which I feel my heart is also resonating through the delicate strings of my viina.

Baba, so many days and nights, so many prahar [1], and so many dates have gone in waste. Baba, so many months, spans of time, years, and ages have passed. Even after learning so many rules and regulations, and so many do’s and don’ts from the scriptures– in spite of that I lost the path.

Baba, today, by Your grace I understand this eternal truth: That You can only be bound by love and devotion. All the fixed rules and established systems of the tunes and melodies will go in vain. By that way I will not get You. I can only get You by yearning and longing. Only with devotion can I get You.

Baba, I long for You in my heart. In my each and every action I want You to be present. I want to feel You all the time. Baba, please grace me so that You are always along with me. Baba, please be gracious…


[1] Prahar= Each day is broken up into eight segments or eight periods. And these periods are known as ‘prahar’. In that way, each prahar is three hours length in duration. Here Baba explains more about prahar and various other segments of time.

Baba says, “The verbal root ‘mas’ means ‘to measure’. By adding ‘ghain’ to ‘mas’ we get ma’sa whose etymological meaning is ‘a measurement of time’ or ‘a period of time’. Thus ma’sa in this sense means ‘era’, ‘lunar year’, ‘lunar month’, ‘lunar day’, ‘solar year’, ‘solar month’, ‘fortnight’, ‘week’, ‘solar day’ or ahora’tra (from sunrise to sunrise), prahara (three hours), hour, minute, second, fraction-of-second and so forth — all of these.” (SC-2, disc:13)



Baba says, “You shall, therefore, preach only satya. Explain to them whatever you have done with reasons thereof. Also, make it clear to them what you want to do and why you want to do. The result of this highly useful (helpful) preaching is that the inferiority complex disappears from the mind of the common men. They are encouraged when they see that a common man like themselves is inspired with such a high ideal. The second result of this is as follows. The common result of this is as follows. The common people are not generally aware of your usefully high ideas. In every work, big or small, they cling to selfishness. So, learning everything pure and high through your easy and simple language they will cooperate with you, with a mind free from wrong notions. The third outcome of this is that they will be shorn off the wrong notions that may have crept into them by the propaganda made by the selfish persons with vested interests.”

“Win over their heart by propagating satya but without abusing anyone. When, they will feel the ideal of satya and come to know of your untiring karma sádhaná, naturally, they will abandon their wrong notions about you; they will even start respecting you.”

“Even in private life when a person behaves with you badly or uses harsh words, don’t behave with him in the same manner. You shall explain to him his duties gently. In case, anyone has a wrong impression, you shall show him the right path without scolding (abusing) him. Make it clear to him if possible with practical demonstration how harmful may be the effect of such habits. But always keep this in mind that in such cases your behaviour must be like that of a friend, and never like that of an instructor. Your only object will be to get your advice accepted by him. The idea that he is fool and you are wise is not desirable in any party.” (Ta’ttvika Diipika’: Dvitiiya Parva)


1) Those suffering from a superiority complex are unable to properly guide or teach others. For them, doing AM pracar is basically impossible.

2) In the Supreme Command, Baba has allotted us the special duty “to bring all to the path of bliss” – to bring all to the divine path of AM. So this is a very sacred task which our Guru has given. Indeed pracara is the greatest social duty of human life.

3) Plus, we know that when Parama Purusa takes advent on this dusty earth then He does not waste His time in becoming a millionaire or a billionaire; rather, He dedicates His each and every moment for the all-round development & emancipation of human beings.

4) The conclusion is that the most virtuous aspect of human life is serving others. And the best service – the most lasting service – is doing dharma pracar. For this reason we should sincerely follow Baba’s above guideline.


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Subject: Re: News: Punching & Hair Pulling by VSS Didi
Date: Fri, 25 May 2012 20:55:28
From: Jayashrii



Here are further thoughts and reflections about the recent attack by VSS Didi. As many were shocked to hear, a highly-posted VSS Didi savagely attacked one of our own kind-hearted Didis who was caring for a young, 4 1/2 year old girl.

“…VSS Didi returned back to her room and saw the child eating the sweets, which she (VSS Didi) had secretly been keeping under her cot to eat later. In her fury, VSS Didi immediately slapped the child, and then angrily abused and scolded her harshly. The young girl burst into tears – sobbing and sobbing – completely upset and shaken by what had happened. Immediately, DSL Didi came running and found her home girl in tears. DSL Didi consoled the child and put her on her lap. She calmed her down and gently said, “You know that when you need something you should ask me. Why did you enter that room and eat there. Let me know and I will help you.” DSL Didi was very nurturing and reassured the young girl. The young girl started to feel better. But VSS Didi overheard what DSL didi was saying and then mightily attacked DSL Didi. VSS Didi grabbed Didi’s hair and started punching her. It was a vicious attack, but DSL Didi did not fight back. She absorbed the blows set on her by VSS Didi. It was a brutal and torturous scene.”

This happened just a few days ago and a link to the initial letter on this topic is noted below.


These days in our Ananda Marga, VSS is colourful. Just a few weeks ago, VSS Dada Mukunda’nanda sexually molested a young girl and now we see one VSS Didi senselessly slapping and abusing one hungry child and then attacking DSL Didi in a fit of rage.

It seems that all kinds of worthless criminals inhabit our VSS department. Indeed, what else are we to think given what has transpired. So if you see any wt in VSS, then more than likely that worker has committed a heinous crime and is of despicable conduct. Of course this does not apply to all in VSS, but certainly more than a few. Unfortunately, this has been the on-going trend in this post-1990 era. VSS wts have been involved in all kinds of crazy and harmful activities. So many VSS workers have been involved in lootings and murders.

Indeed such workers lead a double-life. At times, they wear a turban or veil and don their saffron robs and pose as being an acarya/a’. And other times they move around in street clothes, stylish hair, and mix with the general society in order to carry out their crude dealings. VSS didis often keep long hair and VSS Dadas usually keep short hair. By this way when they peel away their uniform and put on street clothes, they can mix right in. This is their dual identity; and constantly they are changing their dress: Garnering praise as a Wt and indulging in misdeeds and luxuries in civil dress.

But this is not the way our VSS department is to function.



As we all know, the mission and intention behind the formation of the VSS (Volunteers for Social Service) is most glorious. Baba Himself has given the following slogan which our workers would chant in various reportings in front of Baba:

Who will save prestige of mothers and sisters?? VSS, VSS!!

Who will save the public from attack by the demons?? VSS, VSS!!

Who will establish dharma?? VSS, VSS!!

The aims and guidelines of VSS are full of integrity and responsibility. Yet when that same duty gets allotted to criminals in Wt dress, then that explains the oddities, insults, and wicked deeds of today’s VSS department.

Thus the name is indeed VSS, but under the banner of VSS all kinds of demons are getting scope to carry out their heinous plans. Indeed that is why we see the likes of Mukunda’nanda Dada and the aforementioned VSS Didi in the ranks of VSS.


The most natural and obvious question to ask is: Why is this appalling pattern allowed to recur again and again in VSS? Why do we see one misdeed after another with little or no action taken against the wrongdoer and little or nothing done to prevent such crimes from happening again?

The answer lies in one word: Factionalism.

Our “leaders” are neck-deep in their groupist fight for power. To achieve their selfish ends of gaining more power and control, and terrorising the other factions, the various group leaders need thugs and strong-arms in their VSS department. Otherwise, how will they be able to carry out their factional crusades.

So, in exchange for their allegiance and fighting power, today’s group leaders grant VSS wts immunity. That means today’s VSS workers have been given full license to do as they please and never face any punishment or problem. That is the crude trade going on. Group leaders will protect VSS personnel from their criminal behaviour, and VSS workers will guard over factional interests and properties and wreak havoc on opposing groups.

This is the black deal going on behind the scenes. And that is why we see such negative behaviour in the ranks of VSS with no punishment or accountability for their wrongdoing.


Seeing the situation, strict vigilance is needed. Every Ananda Margii must keep a keen and watchful eye over the VSS department. Otherwise we will see more and more incidents like Mukundananda’s sexual crime on a 7-year-old margii girl, and VSS didi’s mistreatment of a 4-year-old girl and attack of another didi. We must not allow such crude elements in our Marga.

If we continue to feed such snakes under our own roof we are sure to get bit. Our moral duty is to raise the voice against injustice and support righteousness. Keeping quiet is not an option.

As stated before: “We must communicate by phone, email, or letter with the concerned authorities like organisational heads and the local police. We have no other recourse. We must not let this get swept under the rug.”

To learn more about these didis including what other misdeeds they are involved in, please read the below note.



The name of the VSS Didi, who physically beat and abused the little girl and attacked the DSL didi, is Ananda Piyusa Acarya. Thus it is Didi Ananda Piyusa who is the global VSS worker of GV (Girls Volunteers) who pulled the hair of one didi and punched her. And it is Didi Ananda Piyusa who inexplicably abused and hit one hungry, 4-year-old girl.

Here it should also be mentioned that for some years this same Didi Ananda Piyusa has been involved in an illicit affair with one Dada. That Dada used to have the post of “DC”, which is the VSS controller of Ananda Nagar. This Dada has since been transferred elsewhere, but he and Didi Ananda Piyusa have continued their illicit affair.

Finally, the name of the kind-hearted Didi who was attacked is Didi Ananda Tapasvinii Acarya, DSL Sasaram (Bihar). She is the one who brought the children’s home girl to the camp and she is the one who watches over and cares for this young 4-year-old.


Here is the initial write-up of this incident that recounts the details of what took place.



“Toma’ke ceyechi a’mi jiivaner prati pale…” (P.S. 2106)


Baba, O’ Divine Entity, I want You in each and every second of my life – all the time, every moment. Baba, please come in every honey-filled seed vessel of my hundred petal mental lotus.

Baba, whatever beautiful things I have, whatever good things I have – I am offering everything unto You. Baba, please grace me by coming with Your most attractive form.

O’ my dearmost, Your everything is so very beautiful. You are that most resplendent divine Entity – perfectly effulgent. Just as the shining moon does not have any black spots; similarly, O’ Parama Purusa, You are resplendent and blemishless – perfectly pristine & pure.

Baba, O’ Supreme Controller, please shower Your causeless grace on me; please remove my fear and shyness from my unit mind. Please take away all those impurities that are accumulated in my mental plate. Baba, please grace me with the eternal gift of devotion.

Baba, I do not have any worldly desire -just I want Your closeness. That is why I go on searching You while doing all kinds of works, O’ my Lord of Lords. Baba, in each and every moment of my life, in all my deeds and in all my thoughts, I want Your Presence – I want Your grace…

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Date: 24 May 2012 21:43:36 -0000
From: “Shivadayal Singhal”
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: This is a Devotional Area


“Eso eso bandhu eso jiivaner prati nishva’se…” (PS 213)


O’ my dear most Baba, O’ my Bandhu, please come in my life. Please come in my each and every breath. I want to remember Your name as my Ista mantra always. When You come in my mind and sit on the white lotus, then Your sweet fragrance permeates my whole being. Baba except You I have no one. You are the only one with whom I can open my inner heart. And that time I tell You all those things which I never share with anyone. I express to You all my inner feelings. With no one else can I do like this, I only these things with You, secretly. O’ my dear most Baba, O’ Bandhu, please grace me by coming in my life. I am waiting in longing. Baba, I do not have anyone other than You…


One day Baba was on His field walk with margiis and workers in the city of Ludhiana then He told them that, ‘Today I spoke on a devotional topic because this area is a devotional area. Usually I give discourses on philosophical and intellectual subjects in Bengal, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala etc’. (09 July ’79, Morning Field Walk, Ludhiana)

Every margii is aware that in certain areas Baba speaks more on philosophical subjects and in other places He rarely speaks philosophically – but speaks mostly on devotional topics. For some margiis it was a mystery why Baba was doing like this. But the above lines from the Ludhiana field walk reveal everything.

Although it is true that the words Baba speaks are not solely for the audience sitting there that day, because His discourses are for all up to eternity. But at the same time the audience likes to hear something which is sympathetic to their mind. So Baba satisfies their feeling.

Thus when an area is devotional He chooses devotional subjects and when the area is other than that He chooses intellectual topics. Because in AM teachings, both aspects are needed. So according to the area Baba gives the style and content of His discourse.

One can easily confirm this by reviewing various discourses and checking the place and evaluating nature of the topic. But this does not mean that in certain areas all are intellectuals. Nor does it mean that in another areas all are devotional. Surely though we can say that there is a dominance or tendency in a particular area. That much can be said. That is why, accordingly, Baba chooses the topic of discourse: devotional or intellectual.


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Date: Wed 23 May 2012 21:02:42 -0000
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: One of the Worst Judicial Systems



Just this week, a study revealed that 2000 people in the US have been exonerated of serious crimes in the past 23 years. Collectively, those 2000 people who were falsely accused spent tens and tens of thousands of years in jail for crimes they did not commit.

Once again we should reflect on Baba’s key guideline about the justice system.

Baba says, “I am personally of the opinion that since flaws will always unavoidably remain, no matter how good the judicial system, it is not the intent of nature for one human being to penalize another. Moreover, a detailed analysis reveals that whenever a punitive action is taken to penalize somebody, a feeling of vindictiveness arises in the minds of those administering the punishment, which in turn creates a malevolent mentality. I therefore think that the term “penal system” should be deleted from social terminology. If and when somebody, whether a judge or an ordinary person, takes any type of action against another, it should be corrective, not punitive.”

“Judges can rarely say with total conviction that one person is guilty and another innocent. Their verdicts are based on the testimonies of witnesses, the evidence and the arguments of lawyers. They have very little scope to verify whether or not the witnesses are telling the truth or whether or not the evidence is genuine. Experienced lawyers often win cases because even an eminent judge becomes confused by their arguments.” (Human Society -1, Justice)

Baba’s above teaching contains many points – one key point is that no justice system can be correct 100% of the time. Thus, the court system should not be based on a penal code but rather on rectification.

Unfortunately, in the US the legal system is totally contrary to Baba’s guidelines. It is penal oriented and notorious for handing down harsh and severe punishments.

Here are but a few characteristics of the US legal system:

1. The US has a very high incarceration rate. At present, 1.6 million people are in prison in the US. That means .5% of the entire population is behind bars. That is an extraordinarily high number.

2. For even simple errors in judgment and non-violent crimes, the US court system hands down long and harsh sentences. For instance, for some non-violent crimes people can face 20 – 40 – 60 years in jail.

3. The US is also known for the severity and harshness of treatments of inmates. The US jails are notoriously dangerous where inmates are viscously attacked by one another.

4. In addition, the US penitentiary system, has an inordinate number of people in solitary confinement where they do not even see the light of day.

5. Many innocent people are still sitting in jail in those states that do not allow DNA testing. So they are innocent; and it can be proven via DNA testing; but DNA testing is not accepted in some US states.

6. Many are on death row, just awaiting their execution.

7. Finally, upon being release from prison, then ex-convicts are permanently stigmatized and marked. That label lasts their whole life. Never will they ever be treated as a normal citizen again. They lose so many rights including the right to vote and often they can never find a job. In that case they are force to turn to a life of crime and return to jail.

Now, as a whole humanity, it is time to rethink the legal system according to Baba’s divine mandates. Baba has come and it will not be long before His teachings on this point are implement. That will be a tremendous boon for humanity.



“A’ma’re dekhe calecho prabhu more pu’n’ya phale…” (PS 4477)


Baba, because of the virtue of having Your grace, I can feel that You are so close and that You are looking at me all the time. Baba, You are with me each and every moment, in the brilliant effulgence and in the cimmerian darkness– constantly, all the 24hrs. In my good days and bad days always You are and will remain along with me. Baba, You are so gracious.

Baba, when I am surrounded by the fog of hopelessness and despair, & when my life becomes burdened, then it is very difficult for me to move ahead – all my inspiration is lost. And when I cry in pain and the tears are rolling down my cheeks like a river, and when I am drowned in pessimism, then I think that this life is useless and that this whole world is poisonous. In that case I feel it is better just to die. When I am in such a crisis, then with a very pleasant and sonorous voice, Someone appears in my mental abode and in a very sweet & intimate way He whispers, ‘Do not worry, I love you’.

Baba, the effulgence of Your divine love never gets extinguished; Your love is eternal and never fades or ends. In this mundane world, everything comes and goes. Baba, only You are eternal and infinite. You are the sweetest Entity. You are that force that never stops. You are that magnificent bliss that never diminishes – always that bliss is growing and growing. Baba, You are my everything: The be-all and end-all of the life. By Your grace, I am under
Your shelter. Baba, in the deep core of my heart the only request I have is: Please do not forget that I am sheltering myself in You, at Your lotus feet.

Baba, by Your infinite grace-compassion You are remaining by my side always…

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From: “Dhananjaya Deva”
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: Talking to Parama Purusa
Date: Tue, 22 May 2012 21:01:28 +0000


Intro to PS: In this song the devotee is directly communicating with Parama Purusa and recounting his own devotional tales.

Note: In tropical countries, in the summer season most of the flowers dry up due to the extreme hot wind. Some few selected flowers are available in that season. So this song is about those types of summer flowers.

“Griis’ma’vaka’she se yadi a’se..” (PS 110)


If Baba comes in my summer parched heart, then I will offer Him various kinds of flowers in abundance. I will offer Him my summer season flowers – the sweetest ones I have in my heart. If Baba comes with His rhythmic rosy feet into my mental garden that is decorated with the crimson sky and full of jasmine and magnolia trees, then in full prostration with my outstretched hands I shall offer flowers at His lotus feet.

In the blissful morning and evening hours when the sea breeze blows then the cuckoo of my mind calls Him with longing. In the flower grove of my heart, on the branches of the kimshuka trees, my internal papiya bird calls out to Him – even though the entire flow of devotional river in my heart has nearly run dry.

Because of the scorching summer heat, the sharica indica flowers of my mental grove have fallen and withered away. So my heart requests Baba to shower His divine grace and come. My mind, which is filled with longing, deeply desires for His arrival to change everything into the luscious blossoms of spring. Because of the extreme summer heat, the silk cotton trees are just laden with seeds. On the grapevine, bunches of grapes hang low for You. And in the arbor of the Madhavii flowers of my heart, swarms of black bees are humming around the blossoms.

In this summer atmosphere of my heart, if by showering His grace He comes then I will offer all the best things of my heart at His lotus feet…


Baba says, “Why would He have provided them with a vocal chord?…As He has equipped humans with the means to speak, He will have to listen to them. Human beings will definitely have something to say; they are expected to tell their troubles to their nearest and dearest One. Otherwise, to whom should they go? To whom should they complain?” (Ananda Vacanamrtam – 8, p.66)

Note: In His above teaching, Baba is guiding us that we should communicate all our joys and sorrows to Him. This should be our regular practice in our sadhana – in dhyana. So all the intimate thoughts and feelings which lie hidden in our mind and heart should be shared with Him. This is our way. And it is this type of sharing which builds closeness in our devotional life. So it is a straight and easy equation. He wants that we should communicate our inner thoughts to Him. And by this way we will
feel closer to Him. And that feeling of closeness is devotion – i.e. coming in greater proximity to Parama Purusa. So in His above teaching Baba is clearly showing us how we can come closer to Him.

Dhananjaya Deva

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Subject: Re: News: Punching & Hair Pulling by VSS Didi
Date: Mon, 21 May 2012 20:12:12 GMT
From: Viplava
To: am-global@earthlink.net




Yes, shocking.

Please see this quote from Baba about what happens when one Ananda Margii hits or harms another Ananda Margii: They they incur the wrath of Shrii Shrii Anandamurtiji.

Baba says, “If an Ananda Margii engages in harming another Ananda Margii he or she remains under the condemnation of Ánandamúrtijii till his/her conduct is reformed.” (Caryacarya, Part 2, Society pt# 14)

According to Baba’s warning, any margii or acarya who harms any other margii or acarya is then under His condemnation.

Yes, it will most likely happen again in the future.

I recall back in the summer of 1997 when some Dadas & their stooges in Washington DC physically beat and threw out Dr. Avinash (bhukti pradhan of Washington DC) from the jagriti because of his opposition to the exploitation of margiis and workers, and his stand against the imposition of various dogmas in the Marga. See my note below.

So this type of abuse and victimisation has happened, is happening, and it will continue to happen until we can figure out how to deter it. Perhaps, we are not seeing us connected to each other to BABA? Or maybe, our sadhana is not be properly practiced, because if it were, we would only have loving feelings towards each other as we are meditating on our Beloved Baba, who is LOVE personified.

Brotherly Yours.

Here are some of the key points that Dr. Avinash opposed those days:

1. Groupism
2. Curtailment of Margii Rights
3. Elimination of Bhukti Pradhan Rights
4. Scriptural Distortion
5. Fake Ananda Vanii
6. Tiirtha Dogma
7. Bangalisation Dogma: Treating Baba’s discourses given in other languages like English as being originally from Bengali, as if Baba only spoke in Bengali.
8. Various other dogmas like mahaprayan.

Because of this stand against these wrongdoings and dogmas, Dr Avinash was forcibly removed from his post as bhukti pradhan, physically evicted from the jagrti, and subjected to all kinds harassment and victimisation.


“A’mi prabha’te toma’re ca’hiya’chi a’sile na’ keno sa’ra’dine…” (PS 4791)


Baba, since the dawn I have been longing for You. The whole day has passed. Why did You not come; why did You remain distant. Baba, for Your reception I prepared a full basket of flowers and arranged a garland. I wanted to place it at Your lotus feet – but that could not happen; that did not happen. Instead, the sweet fragrance of the flowers, and the longing of my mind, were just waiting for Your arrival.

I lit the lamp of the love and composed a song for You. Every moment I was thinking about the tales of Your love. But unfortunately, in waiting, the fragrance of the flowers disappeared. The flowers withered away and lost all their aroma. The melody of the song that I prepared for You continued in vain.

O’ my dearmost Baba, why You did not come. Now evening is passing and my hope has turned into hopelessness. It is going to be a pitch-dark night. Even then I am a deep longing that in the morning – in the crimson rays of tomorrow’s dawn – then You will come to me.

Baba, since morning I have been waiting & waiting for You. My whole day has passed in this way, but You did not come. Baba please come…

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Subject: Re: News: Punching & Hair Pulling by VSS Didi
Date: Mon, 21 May 2012 16:30:23 +1000



(Note: This following letter is in response to yesterday’s report. Part of that report is appended below after the signature. There is also a link to the original report in its entirety. – AM-GLOBAL Moderators)


Shocking incident, you say.

I don’t think that this is shocking at all. Many senior margiis and senior acarya’s behavior is disgraceful / distasteful and we are getting so immune to this animalistic behaviour. Nowadays, it’s becoming the norm in AM culture and then talk of the art of concealing this behavior from the rest of the AM family or blame the victim of such a crime – this is the nature of domestic violence (DV) which our Baba condemns out of our lives forever as in CaryaCarya-I.

So in short, there should be some counselling for the child and the Didiji who were attacked and there should be some DV (domestic violence) counselling for the attacker Didi but our AM structure has not fully flourished to offer this service.

So now it has passed; but it’s not too late – it’s time to address this large-scale issue that sucks the life blood out of our society and daunts children and women and men in some cases. DV (domestic violence) has to stop and AM Central really needs to implement some concrete measure to address this issue by setting up MU’s all over the world with boot camps run by experienced psychologists within the marg who understand and have insight into the mentality of such violators and their impact on their family. It’s quite easy to pick out families within the marg who have DV (domestic violence) interwoven in them who portray a life of surrealism. I’m sure close family acaryas would know what I am talking about. All acaryas should undergo training regarding this ahimsa [1] in thought, word and action, and really be given the psychological tools for addressing / practicing these principles in daily life and also be educated on how to disperse and share that info diplomatically to the offenders. Acaryas should not hide behind the fact that it is a family matter and they shall not interfere. Women and children need a voice as well and they need to be heard.

For this Didi to hurt the second Didi, she must have experienced this type of violence on herself and was a victim as well. We need to break this cycle by better education and reprogramming the brain to react to situations in a choice mode and not in an automatic mode (the way we were grown up) – Baba Nam. It is VITAL that we, as a large community, identify that if VSS central Didi is carrying on like this then we have to better elect and educate those Didi’s in higher positions of the way we would like to be treated by others – and we ourselves need to behave in that manner – it is very difficult for offenders of violence to change without proper psychological expert guidance.

This animalistic instinct / samskaras are ripened during our practices and need to be dealt with proper care when in the objective world by doing lots of service but not everyone is able to realise that.

In summary and in all seriousness,
1. Awareness or Peace Camps
2. Service / sadavrata (not forgetting that lovely kiirtan we drown in and bliss out)

This is very important and needs high priority even in this tumultuous state of the organisation. It would be a good starting point for sharing the love.

from one AM victim to thousands out there.
In Him
Your Sis

[1] Ahimsa: “Ahiḿsá means not inflicting pain or hurt on anybody by thought, word or action… one will have to guide one’s conduct carefully to ensure that one’s thought or actions cause pain to nobody and are unjust to none. Any thought or action with the intention of causing harm to someone else amounts to hiḿsá.” (A Guide to Human Conduct, Ahimsa)

On 05/20/2012 10:21 PM, AM-GLOBAL wrote:

“One day during the camp, young girl [Adiiti 4 1/2 yrs old] was hungry. Because this was a new place for her, the young child wandered around looking for some food, and entered into the room of one global VSS Didi. VSS Didi was not in her room. Someone saw this little girl there and gave her something to eat. Within a short time, VSS Didi returned back to her room and saw the child eating the sweets, which she (VSS Didi) had secretly been keeping under her cot. In her fury, VSS Didi immediately slapped the child, and then angrily abused and scolded her harshly. The young girl burst into tears – sobbing and sobbing – completely upset and shaken by what had happened.

Immediately, DSL Didi came running and found her home girl in tears. DSL Didi consoled the child and put her on her lap. She calmed her down and gently said, “You know that when you need something you should ask me. Why did you enter that room and eat there. Let me know and I will help you.” DSL Didi was very nurturing and reassured the young girl. The young girl started to feel better.

But VSS Didi overheard what DSL didi was saying and then mightily attacked DSL Didi. VSS Didi grabbed Didi’s hair and started punching her. It was a vicious attack, but DSL Didi did not fight back. She absorbed the blows set on her by VSS Didi. It was a brutal and torturous scene. ”

Here is the first letter in its entirety:


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To: am-global@earthlink.net
From: Maetreyii ”
Date: Sun, 20 May 2012 21:48:29 -0400
Subject: News: Punching & Hair Pulling by VSS Didi



On Sunday, one didi beat another didi at Ananda Nagar. It was a shocking incident that demands the attention and awareness of all Ananda Margiis. Here are the details.


During this pre-DMS time at Ananda Nagar, our didis were conducting a camp at Berlin House (AN). DSL Sasaram (Bihar) arrived with one of the young girls from her children’s home. The child’s name is Adiiti and she is 4 1/2 years old.

One day during the camp, young girl was hungry. Because this was a new place for her, the young child wandered around looking for some food, and entered into the room of one global VSS Didi. VSS Didi was not in her room. Someone saw this little girl there and gave her something to eat. Within a short time, VSS Didi returned back to her room and saw the child eating the sweets, which she (VSS Didi) had secretly been keeping under her cot. In her fury, VSS Didi immediately slapped the child, and then angrily abused and scolded her harshly. The young girl burst into tears – sobbing and sobbing – completely upset and shaken by what had happened.

Immediately, DSL Didi came running and found her home girl in tears. DSL Didi consoled the child and put her on her lap. She calmed her down and gently said, “You know that when you need something you should ask me. Why did you enter that room and eat there. Let me know and I will help you.” DSL Didi was very nurturing and reassured the young girl. The young girl started to feel better.

But VSS Didi overheard what DSL didi was saying and then mightily attacked DSL Didi. VSS Didi grabbed Didi’s hair and started punching her. It was a vicious attack, but DSL Didi did not fight back. She absorbed the blows set on her by VSS Didi. It was a brutal and torturous scene.

Quickly, other didis came running and separated the two Didis. Even then, VSS Didi continued to verbally lash out at DSL; she abused her like the Indian police abuse criminals. VSS Didi was furious and heated because the sweets that she had been safeguarding and hiding for herself were given to and eaten by the young child.

Yet, in reality, what wrong did DSL Didi commit? All she had done was console a crying child who was hungry for food. For that, VSS Didi became enraged and physically assaulted DSL didi, not to mention her mistreatment of the young girl.

That was the ugly scene which unfolded last week – May 13 – at Ananda Nagar.


We must communicate by phone, email, or letter with the concerned authorities like organisational heads and the local police. We have no other recourse. We must not let this get swept under the rug.



Here are more key details this incident which took place on Sun, 13 May, 2012 in Ananda Nagar.

Location: Berlin House, Ananda Nagar
Victim: DSL of Sasaram (Bihar) – Didi Ananda Tapasvinii Acarya
Girl: Adiiti
Attacker: Global VSS of GV – Didi Ananda Piyusa Acarya


“Toma’r katha’ bheve din ket’e ja’y, toma’r chavi mane bha’se…” (P.S. 1391)


Baba, O’ Parama Purusa, by Your sweet grace my days are passing in blissfully thinking about Your divine glory & Your wondrous tales. Baba, by Your grace, Your beautiful form is always floating in my mind.

O’ my dearmost, when I think about Your sweet smile, my mind gets inundated with waves of bliss – and I completely forget about my existence in this mundane world. I forget all the days and dates. Baba, by Your grace when I think about You then I lose myself entirely in Your divine rhythm.

O’ my dearmost Baba, by singing Your glory and chanting Your kiirtan and moving around You, then my heart always dances in bliss. It is nothing but Your mercy and compassion how You have made me Your special medium. My situation is that of a musical instrument and You are the Musician. Or, I am a tiny drop of water and You are the vast, endless ocean. Baba, O’ my Lord, by Your grace now I realise I am within You, and You are infinite. Baba, there is only one thing that I ask: Please always remain in my each and every breath.

Baba, You are so gracious: I love You. You are my everything…

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Date: 19 May 2012 21:49:11 -0000
From: “Gurumurti”
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: Everyone Should Know and Practice


“Keu toma’r ka’che shudhu pete ca’y, keu toma’re ca’y prabhu…” (PS 3887)


Baba, this world is colourful. Some people want to get something from You, whereas some want to get You Yourself, O’ Prabhu. Some just waste their time desperately searching for oysters at the shore of the ocean of effulgence, and they do not want to behold the Divine Ocean Itself [1]. So they just run after mundane objects, name and fame, or occult powers etc – and they never try to get You [2]. Whereas other sadhakas want You and You alone. Such sadhakas are the blessed ones – top-grade devotees.

Baba, Your divine liila is unfathomable. To the jiivas, You have given toys made of the five fundamental factors. While hiding Yourself, You have fulfilled everyone’s minimum necessities by providing all with clothing food, water, education, and medical care. You have graciously bestowed Your soft and tender love, even then my heart is aching for You and I want You still more close.

O’ Parama Purusa, You have created this world where nothing is permanent – stationary. It is a passing show, a moving panorama. Everything moves on and on; that is why this world is called jagat. No one comes here to stay permanently. Everyone comes and goes from this transitory world – those who are born one day die [3]. Nobody comes here to stay forever and ever. Everything and everyone in this transitory world is constantly moving. Baba, You are very gracious. Those whose mental peacock is ensconced in Your love, they dance around You eternally. They reach beyond the cycle of life and death. By Your grace, they bask and float in Your divine effulgence, O’ Lord. Those whose mind is absorbed in You become one with You [4]. It is Your grace.

O’ Baba, by Your grace those who have gotten parabhakti have gotten everything – they have gotten You…


[1] “Keu toma’r ka’che shudhu pete ca’y, keu toma’re ca’y prabhu”: In the first line of this above Prabhat Samgiita, Baba is teaching us this following idea.

“”Oh Lord, I am your devotee, help me to pass my examination. Oh Lord, my daughter has attained marriageable age – help me to find a worthy suitor. Let the bridegroom be ideal, let me not spend much on the wedding.” This type of showy devotion that simply asks for mundane objects, is no devotion at all, because it demands everything except Parama Purus´a. Such devotees never say, “Oh Lord, be mine. I want You and only You.” They always say, “I want this, I want that.” In fact this is no devotion at all. When one asks only for Parama Purus´a, this is the true devotion, para´bhakti.” (Ananda Marga Ideology and Way of Life – 11, ‘Taking Opposite Stance in Battle’)

[2] “Keu a’lora sa’gar tiire shukti khunje mare, sa’gare na’ here kabhu”: In the second line of this Prabhat Samgiit Baba is telling us that some run after useless things like worldly gain and occult powers, but we should not do such things. Rather we are to run after Him.

Baba says, “Will you will choose occult powers, for people to say, “Oh, D is a supernatural man! D, you’re a great yogi! You have so much power!” Will you do like this? No, no, you want [Parama Purus´a]. And you? [asking various disciples] And you? Don’t you want occult powers? No, you do not want occult powers. That is [right]. “I don’t want occult powers, I want the Lord of occult powers”.” (Ananda Vacanamrtam-30, ‘Occult Powers or Parama Purusa’)

[3] “Tha’kite a’se name keu, sada’ rat cale yete”: In this middle line of the last stanza, Baba is describing this idea that this world is transitory – nobody comes here forever. This who come will one day die.

Baba says, “The worship of Brahma should be done scrupulously, or else you will later regret and bemoan the futility of your life with the last drop of your tears at your last hour. You should make your life worthwhile through your sa´dhana´. How much can your worldly friends and relations do for you? After your death your relatives may perhaps ask, “How much money has he left behind?” Your friends may go to the crematorium and indulge in flattering reminiscences about you. Your husband or wife may cry for you for about ten or twelve days and then regain their normal composure. Your lot will be only a profound sigh – a record of the futility and frustration of your life. So do not waste your time lest you later have to repent.” (Subhasita Samgraha-3)

[4] “Maner mayu’r ya’r na’ce, ma’te toma’te se bha’se udbha’se vibhu”: The below quotation describes this final line of this Prabha’t Sam’giita.

Baba says, “If you cherish the sentiment of attaining Him, you will have to be devoid of all sensuous desires by carefully and deftly bringing under control the selfish, individualistic frivolities of your mind. In such an event you attraction for the finite objects will disappear. You will bask in the sunshine of Macrocosmic favour. Your mind will then be installed in the super-celestial region of abiding tranquillity beyond the pale of weal or woe. Then alone you will be free from grief – then alone you will realize that Grand Glorious Brahma.” (Subhasita Samgraha-3)

Final Note: Baba has given the beautiful lines of His Prabhat Samgiita collection in a very condensed manner. The ideas are in seed form yet these are the very same ideas which He is describing in a much more details way in His divine discourses.


Here is something for us all to consider, know and practice in our day to day lives.

Baba says, “The greatest quality of a person at a meeting or debate is the capacity to convince others. The highest quality in the battlefield is ‘yudhi vikramam’, or valor in the battle. While in danger, one’s great quality is patience.” (Ananda Vacanamrtam – 4)

Gurumurti Deva

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Date: Fri, 18 May 2012 20:44:29 +0530
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: If We Follow
From: Manomohan Sanyal


“Toma’re ke cinite pa’re bolo…” (P.S. 782)


Baba, O’ Parama Purusa, who can recognise You, who can know You – please tell me. It is not easy to recognise You. You are always moving along Your own path. You do not care about any obstacles or hindrances. You always move ahead in Your own way, O’ my Dearmost.

Baba, You always remain with everyone, individually and collectively through Your ota and prota yoga [1]. You are with everyone always; no one is ever alone. Baba, You never hate anyone. You graciously encourage and inspire one and all to do good deeds; You fill their minds with benevolent thoughts and give them strength to go on doing great work. Baba, Your divine play is unparalleled and unfathomable.

O’ Divine Entity, O’ Baba, everything is Your expression; and, in that way You are always present. In the scorching heat of the summer sun’s hot wind, and in the cold breeze of ice-covered mountains, everywhere You are. In the deep, dark, depths at the bottom of the ocean, and in the raging heat of the mirage in the desert, everywhere You are dancing. Everything is Your expression.

In the burning heat of the desert, You provide the soothing shade of the tree. O’ Parama Purusa, You pour nectar in everyone’s heart. You saturate each and every human heart with Your divine nectar. Baba, Your ways are infinite. Your liila is beyond comparison…


[1] Ota-Prota Yoga: In Subhasita Samgraha part 17 (Gwalior DMC in 1984), Baba has given the meaning of ota yoga and prota yoga in English. Ota yoga is “individual tactuality” between Parama Purusa and the unit entity; and, prota yoga is “collective tactuality” between Parama Purusa and all the entities, simultaneously.

The above definition is exclusively describing the intimate relation between Parama Purusa and His jiivas through His ota & prota yoga. This same devotional term has been explained in a slightly different manner in the following discourse.

Baba says, “What is ota-yoga? He as the Cosmic Father has a direct relationship with each and every entity of this world…All are His affectionate children. This is His ota-yoga. Each and every entity, animate or inanimate, has a direct link with Him. Just as ota yoga means the Cosmic Father’s relationship with each entity individually, prota yoga means His relationship with all collectively.” (Ananda Vacanamrtam – 6)



Baba says, “You must continue doing good to society, and at the same time must fight against the bad…On the path of dharma, one is not only to do noble deeds; one must also fight against the dishonest people both are virtuous actions. There are many good people in the society – noble people engaged in noble deeds – who are not ready to fight against wrongs and injustices. This sort of passive benevolence does not really promote the cause of human progress in the world. What is desirable is to acquire virtue by doing noble deeds and fighting against all sins and crimes. Both are mandatory, both an integral part of dharma.” (Ananda Vacanamrtam – 8, p. 50-51)

If we follow Baba’s above mandate, our organisation will be free from all kinds of negativity. Stagnant-minded people will not get the opportunity to pollute Baba’s ideology by imposing their dogma.

Manomohan Sanyal

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Date: Th, 17 May 2012 21:49:28 -0500
From: >
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: Myth About Wt Didis Hair



Every so often “myths” crop up in our Ananda Marga, i.e. where there is a prevalent misunderstanding about a particular issue. Right now, there seems to be a myth about how our didis should look.



Divyamshu’s email of 27 Apr 2012, titled “Re: News Sexual Crime”, emphasized that our didis must keep their hair very short. Here is the exact conduct rule given by Baba about the length of hair for our wt didis:

“The hair of the head should not be allowed to grow more than one inch.”
(Avadhutika Rules, Point #2 of 32 Points)

So that is Baba’s given system for Wt didis. He wants our Didis to keep their hair very short – not more than 1 inch in length. Certainly this guideline from Beloved Baba has a highly beneficial effect on one’s overall personality, and enhances one’s ability to act as a respected acarya. Indeed, all of Baba’s conduct rules have been given in the spirit of welfare. This rule about didis keeping their hair no longer than an inch in length is no different. It is for their growth and development.


Personally, however, I have lived with our didis for stretches at a time and have witnessed first-hand how this rule is loosely followed – sadly so. Many have been known to have (much) longer hair. Thus, numerous didis, especially senior didis, fail to follow Baba’s teaching on this matter. So this is something that clearly needs to be addressed in our Marga.

Here is another key aspect of this issue.


The other part of the equation is that there is one prevalent myth surrounding this issue that needs attention.

A multitude of senior wt didis are not following Baba’s rule of keeping short hair, rather they are keeping long hair, 10 – 12 inches or more in length. Because of this, certain innocent margii sisters – primarily in Delhi sector – have gotten confused. Such margii sisters see upper echelon didis with long hair and innocently assume that keeping long hair must be Baba’s system. Those kind-hearted margii sisters are not aware of Baba’s teaching that didi’s hair should be no more than 1 inch in length. Instead, they hold implicit faith in senior didis. When they see senior wt didis keeping long hair then those margii sisters assume this must be Baba’s system. That is the problem nowadays.

This has led to one dogma: Some margii sisters think that any wt didi with very short hair is off the mark. Those margii sisters are of the opinion that a didi with short hair must have been raised in an impoverished, backwards village. When they see that a didi has short hair then those innocent margiis talk how that didi is unable to manage herself in a stylish way. Such well-intentioned margiis mistakenly criticize that didi for being backwards and out of touch. When in truth, such a didi with short hair (no more than 1 inch in length) is actually adhering to Baba’s conduct rule perfectly. This is the myth and confusion that is raining down nowadays.


How did this happen – how is it that a few margiis have this misconception?

The chief blame falls directly on the shoulders of those senior didis. They are supposed to set an ideal example by their conduct. But on this point of length of hair, some of our senior wt didis have failed miserably. They have openly discarded Baba’s guideline of keeping short hair; and, instead, some top didis wear their hair long. By this way, innocent margii sisters have been led astray on this issue.

No doubt, it is also true that some of our margii sisters are not familiar with all of Baba’s guidelines. Really though, the greater problem and root cause is that senior wt didis are not representing Baba’s teachings: Baba’s mandate is for all didis to keep short hair; yet many senior didis are keeping long hair. For this reason good margii sisters have gotten confused.

Such margiis then do not realise that a Didi with very short hair is actually following Baba’s exact system. Rather, because those margiis have been misled by senior wt didis, those margii sisters think that having long hair is proper.

Those margiis sisters are not aware that on this point (i.e. length of hair), senior wt didis are guided by pseudo-culture and materialistic values, not Baba’s teachings. Indeed, it is a pity to contemplate how some of our elder didis have fallen in this way. Elder didis keep long, flowing, shiny hair because that is what they see on the internet, in magazines, and in the beauty salons.

Because of all this, innocent margiis sisters have succumbed to the myth that a wt didi with short hair is rogue, or rustic, or uncultured. They think that is why a didi is not keeping long hair. That is the unfortunate way top didis have misguided the thinking of various margii sisters.

Please excuse me, here I am not saying that all margii sisters in Delhi sector think like this. Just it has been brought to my attention and I have seen this with my own eyes: Some margii sisters truly believe that didis with short hair are backwards like simple village folk. That is their gross misunderstanding. All because top didis molded their minds in this way.

The chief cause of all this is due to the fact, that those holding central and higher posts like RSL etc keep longer hair. That sets a poor example and gives the wrong impression to margiis.


When Baba Himself has given the system that all wt didis must not keep long hair and all Wt didis must not use perfume, we have to wonder why some didis use perfume and keep long hair? What is the reason when Baba Himself has been so explicit?

The answer is quite clear: The only goal of such Wt didis is to attract the opposite sex – either male wts or male youths: Whomever they can get. Otherwise what can be the reason for disobeying Baba’s rule. That is why we see from time to time such didis leaving their wt-ship and getting married. With such a crude mentality, it is evident that such wt didis are disgraced. They are wearing the saffron dress yet not following Baba’s Wt rules.

This is the sad state of affairs.



PS Intro: In this following song Parama Purusa is posing His questions & speaking directly to the devotee.

“Kon aja’na’r buk theke ele, korn asiime bhese ja’o…” (PS 2222)


From which unknown bosom have You come and what is your goal. In which direction are you floating. You must know you are not meagre or insignificant. You are the expression of Cosmic Consciousness. He has created you according to His desire; you are within Him. Now tell Me what you want; what are your desires and longings. You should know that your Goal is Parama Purusa.

For ages you remained oblivious of your own existence; era after era passed like that. You were seeking the answer to all your worries, anxieties, and problems externally. You were trying to find happiness outside; and, you were trying to quench your thirst and satisfy your hunger from material allurements. You never tried to look within. Everything is hidden within you. Look within and you will get everything. You have to turn your eyes from outside to inside. Divert your vision from external to internal; introvert the mind.

The Divine Entity – who is your everything, who is your shelter – knows each and everything about you. He knows your past, present, and future – everything. And He loves you too. Your future is situated in Him up to eternity. Forgetting this eternal and divine truth, you go on looking elsewhere. Do not waste your time. The Divine Entity has bestowed you with human life. Utililse it to satisfy Him. Do everything according to His wishes. By this way, your coming on this earth will be successful…

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Date: Wed, 16 May 2012 19:21:43 -0400
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: Excellent Teaching but Difficult to Follow
From: Sakaldeo


“Esecho a’ma’r ghare, krpa’r pasara’ ha’te kare…” (PS 3233)


Baba, I do not have any quality of my own – nor have I done any good work, nor do I do proper sadhana. Even then with a deep yearning in my heart I go on remembering and calling You. Baba, by Your own mercy and compassion, You have come to my abode holding a basket of grace. Baba, Your divine advent in my home is not due to my calling – it is solely due to Your infinite love. Baba, You have taken so much trouble to come to me. Baba, You are so gracious.

Baba, You are the Controller of this entire universe. In the blueness of the sky, the meteor is showering its effulgence for You – to serve You, to please You. Baba, the brilliant stars of the vast, expansive sky are chanting Your divine name and singing that: ‘You are the Divine Helper, the Divine Saviour, of everyone’. Baba, everywhere, all the time, You shower Your causeless grace on one and all.

Baba, whatever I have achieved in life is because of Your grace. I do not have any merit of my own. You have graciously showered me with Your abundant compassion and filled my entire existence with Your fathomless love. Unfortunately I did not give You anything. Baba, by Your grace, today I have placed fresh flower blossoms along with my entire being at Your lotus feet. Baba, I am surrendering myself at Your alter…


Baba says, “You love your son; that is alright. But if he dies, you will have immense grief. It is not true? Because a son is a finite entity, he will not remain forever. He is bound to die one day. Leaving you in boundless sorrow. but if you take your son to be a manifestation of Brahma, you need not fear in constant fear of losing him, because Brahma will never be lost. He is ever present surrounding you. This is the spirit of renunciation or vaeragya.” (Ananda Marga Philosophy in a Nutshell – 4, p. 265)

Note: This above Baba’s divine teaching everybody knows, but in practical life how far everyone follows, every person should look within their own heart.


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Date: Wed 16 May 2012 13:27:38 -0000 (GMT)
From: Tanmay_Deva
Subject: Mahaprayan (Death) of Ac Dhruvananda Avt



It is with great sorrow that we share with you the mahaprayan of our respected Acarya Dhruvananda Avt. Dadaji’s mahaprayan occurred this evening (IST) – May 16 – in a hospital in Ranchi. Dhruvananda Dada had been suffering severe health issues these last few years, so his mahaprayan (death) comes after a long battle.

Perhaps above all else, Ac Dhruvanandji was known for his many years of service as Wt Trainer in Sweden. More recently, he was caught between the struggle for power amongst the different groups and that was no doubt hard on him.

It is a loss to our entire Marga family that Ac Dhruvananda Avt has encountered his mahaprayan (death). May we all take solace in the fact that Dada Dhruvanandji was a devotee of the Lord and was practicing sadhana regularly so certainly he will attain mukti or moksa, accordingly. Baba will certainly bestow His grace.

With deepest respects,
Yours brotherly,
Tanmaya Deva


Here it should be qualified that there is both real mahaprayan and fake mahaprayan. Real mahaprayan marks the death of any ordinary human being. This is the proper use of the term: To note a person’s departure from this earth. That is the way mahaprayan is to be used.

Then there is the fake, or so-called, or dogmatic mahaprayan.That is when certain vested interests try to apply the mahaprayan term to Parama Purusa Himself. This is totally inappropriate because when Baba is that Divine Entity who is beginningless and endless and resides always in our heart, then it is totally wrong to proclaim that He is gone.

That is why rational margiis are protesting; because the Oct 21st program is so-called mahaprayan. So-called means that something is fake. Parama Purusa is eternal, thus for some vested interests to declare “mahaprayan of Parama Purusa” is nothing but so-called mahaprayan.

Mahaprayan only really happens in the case of human beings, not Parama Purusa.


* Mahaprayan (Death): Many are aware that mahaprayan (death) is the common term used in India and especially in Bengal to describe the death of an honoured or even ordinary person. In that way, the obituary columns of the newspapers of Bengal regularly cite the mahaprayan (death) of various persons of society who died or passed away.

Some may get confused and wrongly think that the word ‘mahaprayan’ (death) is one extraordinarily devotional term to be used in association with Parama Purusa. But that is not at all the case. Rather to do so is only to undermine the eternal presence of Parama Purusa. That is why no devotees ever use the word ‘mahaprayan’ in reference to Lord Shiva or Lord Krsna. Because Lord Shiva and Lord Krsna exist eternally. Then there is no question of Their mahaprayan (death).

Those who think that Baba is a mortal human being celebrate Mahaprayan on a particular day of the year related with Baba; but, in the true sense, Baba is Parama Purusa so He is eternal and there is no question of His mahaprayan.

And for those who need still more technical proof then all this can be clarified quite readily by referencing the dictionary. Specifically in the Samsad Bengali-English dictionary on page 742. Checking there it will be confirmed that the word ‘mahaprayan’ means death. Which is why it used to refer to the passing away of even common citizens.

(contributed by one margii)

Recently after dharmacakra, a senior margii was recounting his experiences of having dharma samiiksa with Baba.

He said, “After being punished by Baba, then He called me close and placed me on His lap – I remained there for some time soaking up His love – and He blessed me.”

We all enjoyed hearing about his personal account with Baba during dharma samiiksa. When he finished telling his story, there was a call for questions. Various people posed their queries.


Towards the end, one new margii raised his hand and asked, “How did Baba bring you back to life?”

Everyone stared at the new margii in amazement. There was a look of astonishment all around – people were really shocked to hear him say this.

The new sadhaka sensed that something was awry.

He said very matter-of-factly, “I thought that sitting on Baba’s Lap means that he (the margii) died – that is why I asked that question.”

This was totally eye-opening for those of us in the room: Through our language and expression we had unknowingly taught someone to think that being on Baba’s lap is the equivalent of death. Because it seems that nowadays people only use the phrase “Baba’s lap” when a person has died, such as “Let him rest peacefully in Baba’s lap”, as if all who have died have accumulated there. Many emails have been written this way.


At that moment I thought that everyone, new and old, should be clear about the real and devotional meaning of this phrase, “being on Baba’s lap.” It should not become stigmatized such that it only means death. Because in its true sense, the phrase “being on Baba’s lap” really does carry a highly devotional and sweet feeling.

It is just like how a small child sits on its parent’s lap. In a similar way, a spiritual child (human being) sits on the lap of Parama Purusa. By Baba’s grace this can happen anytime in one’s sadhana, especially in dhyana. Such a phrase then should not become stigmatized because too many people only use it at the time of death.

We should be careful that we do not relegate “Baba’s lap” only to the point of death. All these following terms and phrases also only refer to death:

ve bhagavan ko pya’re ho gaye
(he has been loved by God)

ve svarga sidhar gaye
(he has gone to heaven )

ve guzar gaye
(he passed away)

mahaprayan hoyeche
(he died)

We should ensure that the same death connotation does not get attached to, “being on Baba’s lap.” Because the phrase – “being on Baba’s lap” – is a devotional experience that can happen today itself in sadhana, and especially in dhyana. The phrase “being on Baba’s lap” should not lose this quality and only mean death. It should not meet the same dark fate as happened with the term harijan.


As we all know, these days in India nobody uses the term harijan to mean “a devotee”. Whereas 70 years ago it was used in that way. The term harijan did mean bhakta. But ever since the time of Gandhi when he glued the harijan term to the lowest so-called caste, i.e so-called untouchables, nobody uses the the harijan to mean devotee. Never. Because the term harijan has been stigmatized to mean “untouchable”. Nobody uses it to mean “devotee”, but that is the original and true meaning of the word.

The phrase, “sitting on Baba’s lap”, should not meet a similar fate. It should not lose its devotional quality and just refer to one’s death. That will be very negative.


There are thousands of recorded stories by sadhakas where they use the phrase, “on Baba’s lap”, when describing their experiences of being with Baba: He used to bless them and bring them on His lap. People should understand the deeply devotional value of this expression, and not just think that Baba’s lap means death, i.e. that you can only sit on His lap at the time of death. Still today there are thousands of margiis walking this earth who sat in Baba’s lap. And not only that, there are countless more sadhakas who were blessed by Baba in dreams and dhyana wherein they sat in His lap. And still today this deeply devotional experience is attainable by sadhakas, by His grace.

There are so many ways an aspirant can reach unto Baba’s lap including in sadhana and especially during dhyana. That is the main idea that should be preserved. Sadhana is a devotional practice and one can sit on Baba’s lap in dhyana. We should make it cent-per-cent clear to one and all that the phrase, “sitting on Baba’s lap”, does not mean death.


Here are quoted lines from recently posted emails on various forums, wherein the writer uses the phrase – “in Baba’s lap” – with the occasion of death:

– “We are sure that Baba has taken him in His loving lap.”
(written by Dada Kalyaneshvarananda on 01 May 2012 in reference to the death of Ac Pratapaditya ji)

So the above line was just posted today by Dadaji. Here following are more examples related with the recent passing of a respected margii sister. Here too the phrase, “in Baba’s lap”, is used in conjunction with death.

– “May her soul rest in Baba’s lap for ever.”

– “Let her rest peacefully in Baba’s Lap – which she always desired.”

– “now she is in beloved Baba’s lap”

– “She is now in BÁBÁ’S loving lap”

All of the above lines were written at the time of death. And it is fine to write like this – only the point is that this same phrase “in Baba’s lap” should be used when describing one’s devotional practices and experiences as well.

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Marriage and Problem

From: “Satiish K Bhatia”
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: Marriage and Problem
Date: Tue, 15 May 2012 21:24:52 +0530


“Ga’n geye ja’bo…” P.S. 2305


Baba, O’ Supreme Entity, I will go on singing Your song – Your glory. It’s up to You whether You grace me by listening to these songs or not. But with these songs, in the depths of my contemplation, I will generate divine vibrations, by Your grace – and go on serving You.

Baba, with my deep yearning, I am calling You again and again without getting any response – You are not paying heed to my call. By avoiding me maybe You are thinking that I will not sing Your song anymore and that I will remain quiet. And that in frustration, I will give up the hope of getting You. And that I will no longer engage in the flow of those divine tunes and melodies, which is inundating the vast sky, by Your grace. And that I will not utilize these melodious treasures in my practical life to go closer to You.

Baba, with the strength of knowledge, wisdom, intellect, and worldly attributions, Your depth cannot be measured – nobody can realise You. By surrendering that very unit “I” which already belongs to You, and with the divine sweetness of singing Your name, I will surely get You, by Your grace.

Baba, I sing my songs only for You. Please, listen to these heart-felt loving melodie – and be gracious…

Note: In the above song, the sadhaka has deep love and a strong yearning for Parama Purusa. So when Parama Purusa does not respond to his call in the way that he desires, then the sadhaka makes one loving accusation towards Parama Purusa. So actually that is not an accusation per se, but rather an intimate type of loving expression. And Baba is approving that devotees have the right to do like this and that this loving way of communication is quite natural.


Here Baba has given a few guidelines about marriage eligibility.

Baba says, “At the time of marriage the bride and bridegroom should not have any direct relationship three generations above and three generations below. If this condition is not met, the marriage should not be solemnised.” (Ananda Vacanamrtam-7, p.57)

In the above quotation Baba has given strict guidelines for members of the general society regarding marriage. The idea of no direct relation three generations up means that there must not be any blood relation between the parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents of the bride and the groom. That is the meaning of three generations up. And three generations down means no blood relation between the families of the bride and groom from their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

For instance, suppose the young boy of one family wants to marry the grand-daughter of his uncle then such a marriage could not be condoned. Similarly if the bride and bridegroom are planning to marry but if the great grandfather of the groom was the cousin of the great grandfather of the bride then such a marriage must not be permitted. So in AM for a marriage to be approved one of the distinct conditions is no direct relation three generations up and three generations down.


Around the globe there are various clans, countries and religions which do not follow the above mentioned rule. Instead they arrange marriages where the bridge and bridegroom have direct blood relation and that outcome of this is disastrous. It causes brain disorders, genetic abnormalities, onset of chronic diseases like cancer, and so many other problems and difficulties. This the well-documented fact. Everyone knows that Baba’s guidelines are deeply meaningful, whether He has opted to give a full explanation or not. On this point of marriage, these serious health issues are the main reason why this rule has been given. As margiis our duty is to convince members of the general society not to commit such blunder because that will only invited disastrous diseases into their family. On this point everyone should cooperate to make this a happy and healthy universe.


In the dogmatic religion of Islam their only restriction on the point of marriage is that the mother’s milk must be different between the bridge and the bridegroom. If this requirement is met then they can marry. But this creates huge problems. Because many Muslim men have 4 wives. In this way the male and female offspring of the same father often marry each other. In such marriages birth defects and diseases like cerebral palsy are rampant. This is not only the case with Muslims but also with orthodox Jews, Mormons, indigenous people, tribal communities, Bible believers, and various other sections of the population around the globe.

Satiish Deva

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Date: Mon, 14 May 2012 20:42:39 -0000
To: am-global@earthlink.net
From: V. Rajpurhit
Subject: Japa on Enemy


“Tava path dhare, tava na’m kare, toma’r pa’nei cale thaki…” (P.S. 2180)


Baba, by Your grace I am treading on Your path by singing Your name and moving towards You. You are my Goal.
O’ my Dearmost, I am moving closer and closer towards You – to reach You. Baba, except You, in this universe who else is mine – no one. Because of this I am always calling You, seeking Your shelter.

O’ Lord, O’ Baba, in this decorated universe of Yours, You have provided me a special place according to Your liking. You have bestowed everything; and, You do not desire anything from anyone. Just You go on pouring Your divine grace eternally.
The demerits such as lethargy only come from my side. Plus all kinds of lame excuses I give in self-justification. Hence all the lacuna belong to me; whereas, You Yourself are ever-gracious.

Baba, You have situated my mind in the corner of Your vast cosmic mind. And from that corner it receives Your divine vibration. With the attraction and resonance of Your divine vibration, the lotus of the love, which has blossomed in my heart, is looking towards You with deep yearning.

Baba, singing Your Name, I am moving on Your path. For me, Your grace is everything…



Baba says, “If anyone’s name is to be chanted in japa, it is the name of Parama Purus’a. What is japa? A word has a particular meaning; repeating the word inwardly again and again, after having understood its meaning, is what is termed japa. As a result of the prolonged repetition of a word, whose inner meaning is clearly understood, its ideation becomes permanently imprinted in one’s mind, and consequently there occurs a radical change in one’s mental arena. The extroversial tendencies of the mind gradually become introverted. This is the benefit of japa. And if anyone’s name is to be repeated, it is the name of the Lord.”

“Usually worldly people constantly repeat– do the japa of– their earthly joys and comforts, or do japa on the names of their enemies. But that is all useless. Only the name of Parama Purus’a should be repeated in the form of japa, for ultimately one will have to reach Him, to merge in Him. Ultimately one will have to reach Him. There is no other way. Hence wise persons take only the name of– do the japa of– the One and Supreme Lord, and never the name of any other entity.” (12 November 1978 DMC, Kolkata)

Usually people do not realise that they are doing japa of something which is meaningless, silly, or sometimes even harmful. But it happens because the general tendency of the mind is to degenerate towards crude thoughts. For example, if someone is plunged in worldly problems or court case or enemy, then in that case they are unknowingly doing japa of that problem or enemy etc.

Another feature of the mind is that when the mind is empty then the mind often starts thinking of something which is meaningless, stupid, or harmful etc. Or it will think of something that will bring degeneration. Hence, without even their own awareness, countless people are getting adversely affected and getting poisoned by doing the japa of crude things. In His above teaching Baba says that, at any cost, this should be avoided – averted. Repeated thinking or japa should only be done on the name of the Lord. That will bring ultimate salvation and bliss.


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