Archive for June 14th, 2012

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From: Candra Deva
Subject: Mister or Shrii
Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2012 22:49:28 -0400


“Apa’r ananta tumi ki va’ ja’ni a’mi, toma’r krpa’y mor din cale ja’y…” PS# 2147


O’ Parama Purusa, O’ Baba, You are endless and infinite, but how can I understand this fact when I myself am not merged in that — when I myself am not infinite and vast. O’ Lord, even then my days are passing only by Your

Baba, by taking Your name and singing Your song, I am moving along on Your divine path according to Your desire. My existence moves on in Your flow.

Baba, I love You – by singing Your name, I laugh and cry, by Your grace. Baba, for Your work, I come onto this earth again and again. The way You want my life to proceed, I will go on making it like that, according to Your desire.

The discussion of scripture, philosophy, and science do not reach up to You. By this way one cannot get any clue about You, indeed not any trace. Always these approaches fall far short of the mark, far below Your divine stature.

Baba, according to Your desire everything happens. Everything happens due to Your karuna’, due to Your immense compassion. O’ Parama Purusa, O’ Baba, You are infinite, beginningless, and endless. And by singing Your name and chanting Your song, my whole life is passing according to Your direction…


Here is one of Baba’s key guidelines that we should apply in our day to day life.

Baba says, “The Samskrta word Shrii means ‘the most charming personality’. The word ‘shrii’ is derived from sha + ra + uniis. ‘Sha’ is the acoustic root of the mutative principle, and ‘ra’ is the acoustic root of energy. With the help of these two things, ‘sha’ plus ‘ra’, human beings are moving, dancing, speaking, and doing so many things. Obviously they need ‘sha’ and ‘ra’ very much. The Supreme abode of ‘shrii’ is Parama Purus’a.” (Subhasita Samgraha – 12, p.4)

In this above teaching, Baba is describing the meaning of ‘Shrii’ so that we can understand why we call Him ‘Shrii Shrii Anandamurtiji’– not ‘Mr. Anandamurtiji’. Naturally in our life we should then address Him in the way which He likes to be called.

However, because of their dogmatic beliefs, some jinanis prefer the term ‘Mister Sarkar’ or even just plain ‘Sarkar’ instead of ‘Shrii’. In some of their publications they have written like that. In that case we should gently try to make them aware about their dogma. And then take a firmer stance as needed.

The central idea is that ‘Shrii’ is a very meaningful term and we should most certainly use this when addressing our Beloved Guru – Shrii Shrii Anandamurti ji.

In addition, everyone should use the term ‘Shrii’ (once) before their own name as well. This is also Baba’s direct teaching.


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