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Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2012 21:32:09
From: “Mhitosh Deva”
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: Re: Story of Demon’s Kitchen & SS Delhi #2

Baba

== RE: STORY OF DEMON’S KITCHEN & SS DELHI ==

~ Part 2 ~

(This is the second letter in this series; a link to the first letter is below; the following text is an excerpt from the first letter. – Eds)

“When margiis attend DMS, they go for 3 days. But Wts allot 7 days for their stay at DMS. They have 2 days before the actual DMS, 2 days after, as well as the 3 main days of DMS. So they stay at Ananda Nagar for a total of 7 days.

Unfortunately at the recent Ranchi DMS gathering in Ananda Nagar, the mass of workers paid Delhi SS (Ranchi), i.e. Dada Amaleshananda, for their food and meals, yet SS shut down the kitchen during DMS – i.e. the middle 3 days. So general workers were not given food during this period; plus there was a water shortage. Yet side by side SS Dada arranged for a special chef to prepare food for top dadas.

There were many issues and certainly one key matter is: “haves” vs “have-nots”. Specifically certain in-charges treated themselves to delicious delicacies while the general workers were the have-nots, deprived of food during DMS. They were forced to find food for themselves.”

Namaskar,
The food situation for general Wts at DMS was unacceptable; here is further reporting about what transpired. First I wish to also add that, I found the comparison of SS and other top Dadas with the demon king to be totally appropriate.

FOOD NOT PROVIDED TO GENERAL WTS AT DMS

At the May 2012 DMS in Ananda Nagar, SS Delhi Dada Amaleshananda collected 200 rupees from all workers for their food in Ananda Nagar during their 7-day stay. For the first two days and the last two days, sub-standard food was provided for workers. But during the middle three days when the actual DMS was going on, SS Dada closed down the kitchen entirely. That meant there was no food for general workers.

All those field workers then had no access to food during DMS.

Workers were left to wander around looking to feed themselves; plus, there was a serious water shortage. It was an awful condition; and yet our wts had paid for 7 days worth of food. But SS Dada did not arrange for even a single mouthful of food to be served during the 3 middle days of their DMS stay. So our wt workers were left to scrounge around for food. And during the extreme summer heat, water was scarce. All in all, it was a very uncomfortable and inhumane way to treat our workers.

BIG DADAS HAVE THEIR OWN PRIVATE CHEF & SPECIAL SELECTIONS

Yet, side by side, for top Dadas, SS Delhi Amaleshananda arranged a special chef and made sure that high-quality food was served throughout the entire DMS. That means those bosses and big dadas received special, royal treatment: Tasty, sumptuous food for each and every meal prepared for them by a qualified and trained chef. Plus they had boxes and boxes of purified, bottled water during this summer DMS where temperatures reached high levels.

So those big dadas had top-grade provisions for food and drink, while the mass of wt workers were not given any food during the middle three days of their DMS stay – and sub-standard food the other days.

ALL MONEY DIVERTED SOMEWHERE ELSE

This led to a lot of anxiety and frustration amongst the general wts. Their bosses had collected money from them, yet during the 3 days of DMS those same bosses spent that money on fancy meals for themselves, while general workers were deprived even basic food. The whole situation was shameful.

SS collected money from margiis, and non-margiis to feed wts at DMS. Various schools, and BPs also generously donated for the cause, yet that money was funneled somewhere else. People consciously donated money specifically for worker meals during their DMS stay, yet that money was used by big dadas in a separate manner.

Such is the selfish and greedy quality of those top workers. Again, this entire situation of extreme inequality was put into motion by SS Dada and his seniors at the recent summer DMS in Ananda Nagar.

Namaskar,
Mahitosh

Note 1: LINK TO FIRST LETTER IN THIS SERIES

http://www.am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/07/story-of-demons-kitchen-ss-delhi.html

PRABHAT SAMGIITA

“Toma’re cineo cena’ da’y…” – P.S. 1056

Purport:

Baba, even after seeing You, to truly recognize You is very difficult. Just when I think that I have understood You, and feel that on the strength of my intellect I understand everything, You make me realise my foolishness by secretly giving a blow to my ego. Baba, when I think that I can get anything by purchasing it with my wealth, then by showing me amu’ly ma’ni [1] You make me understand my extreme poverty. Baba, You can only be recognised when You desire; in that situation You will shower Your grace. Only then can anyone realise You…

END NOTES FOR PRABHAT SAMGIITA #1056:

[1] Amu’ly Man’i = Literally meaning priceless jewels, but the true meaning is that supreme spiritual wealth which can’t be purchased with worldly riches.

Note: In this above Prabhat Samgiita Baba is teaching us that not everything can be understood with the intellect; the human intellect has its inherent limitation. Second, material wealth also has its inherent limitation. With the strength of worldly wealth one cannot do everything. One cannot fulfill all the longings nor all the desires. Money is not the be-all and end-all of life. So people should be alert.

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Subject: Child Trafficking
Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2012 13:31:04
From: “Sudanshu Deva” ………@gmail.com
To: AM-GLOBAL

Baba

== CHILD TRAFFICKING ==

Namaskar,
As Ananda Margiis, we should be critically aware about harmful activities going on around the world. First and foremost, our duty is to save the children. It is the collective responsibility of society to watch for the welfare of children. If our youths are exploited, we are all to be held accountable.

With the extreme growth of capitalism, exploitation is multiplying.

At present, in the US, 100,000 children are forced into prostitution. The condition in so-called 3rd world countries is far worse. Criminals are kidnapping young girls from poor countries and selling them in rich countries.

Here is how it works: First such kidnappers gain the trust and friendship of these girls, and then befool those girls into thinking that they will get a good job and have a bright future. Thus, girls are manipulated and deceived into thinking that their lives hold great promise. Little do they suspect the vileness that actually awaits them. The situation is grave and tragic and needs our intervention.

Most shocking is that teenage girls from our children’s homes in India are also missing – and, some say, caught up in this mess.

Now please read this below article that details this horrible scene of child / teenage prostitution.

Namaskar,
Sudanshu Deva

FBI: Nationwide child prostitution sweep leads to
104 arrests, 79 children rescued
By Carol Cratty, CNN
Washington (CNN) — During a three-day law enforcement sweep targeting the problem of teenage prostitution, officers rescued 79 children and arrested 104 alleged pimps, the FBI announced Monday.
Operation Cross Country 6 took place from Friday though Sunday with more than 2,500 state, local and federal officers working in 57 cities.

FBI Acting Executive Assistant Director Kevin Perkins said the children law enforcement freed from their handlers ranged from 13 to 17 years old with one girl saying she had gotten involved in prostitution when she was 11.
“Many times the children that are taken in in these types of criminal activities are children that are disaffected, they are from broken homes, they may be on the street themselves — they are really looking for a meal, they are looking for shelter, they are looking for someone to take care of them, and that’s really the first approach that’s made,” said Perkins.
“Once the child has been taken out of harm’s way, then really the story just begins at that point,” said Perkins. “That’s where the real work starts, where we have to call upon the community, various social welfare agencies, our own office of victim assistance has to work with each child on an individual basis to see what their requirements are.
“This is a very difficult task. These children are very damaged — very harmed, and they need a great deal of help — it’s really taxing the social welfare agencies and it’s something that, going forward, we need to pay particular attention to.”
Even though the FBI says 79 children were rescued, officials said there’s no guarantee those minors won’t be lured back into prostitution.
“A lot of these kids feel like they are in love, and therefore many of them will go back, so it’s not only important that they get help, but they need a specialized kind of help,” said Ernie Allen, president of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
According to Perkins, the people exploiting children in this manner are engaged in organized crime and have business plans and strategies. He said such criminals know their market and will move kids from state to state to service clients. The criminals use various methods including the Internet to find vulnerable kids. They also may find them at bus stations or truck stops and offer them help as a first step to winning their confidence.
Operation Cross Country is part of the FBI’s Innocence Lost National Initiative which was started in 2003. With 47 task forces and working groups, the FBI says more than 2,200 children have been pulled off the streets along with more than 1,000 convictions of people exploiting kids. According to the FBI, many of the convictions have resulted in long prison sentences, including eight life terms.
Despite those figures, the FBI and child advocates said child prostitution continues to be a serious problem and they called on the public to realize it can happen in any town and neighborhood.
Allen said the best estimate is that at least 100,000 American kids get lured into prostitution every year.

http://thecnnfreedomproject.blogs.cnn.com/2012/06/26/fbi-nationwide-child-prostitution-sweep-leads-to-104-arrests-79-children-rescued/

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Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2012 21:01:19 -0000
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: Nigamanandji’s Tomb: Shrine
From: Janardan Singh

Baba

== NIGAMANANDJI’S TOMB: SHRINE ==

(This letter starts a new thread, but does does cite paragraphs from a previously posted letter, How to Cope with Death #2 – Eds)

Namaskar,

“In the Hindu religion, there is one dogma of carrying the dead body to holy places [“tiirthas”]. Then they will get a special place in heaven. That is why from all around the globe Hindus carry the dead body to Varanasi for cremation. Those who do not have sufficient money cremate the body wherever they can and then carry the ashes to Varanasi, or any of the other holy places / [so-called] tiirthas.

In India, this Hindu dogma has entered into Ananda Marga. When Nigamanandji died in Delhi, his body was carried to the [so-called] tiirtha of Ananda Nagar. His supporters are trying to make one shrine there. Already a huge tomb has been constructed for Nigamanandji. The dogma is being spread around that by visiting that tomb and doing sadhana then one will get special grace. If you visit Ananda Nagar, you will find many persons visiting in order to get some grace of Nigamanandji.

Those margiis who are strict in Ista oppose this type of dogma.”

DIMENSIONS OF THE TOMB & MORE

Yes, this is true. Dada Acintanandji constructed a tomb / shrine for Ac Nigamanandji in Ananda Nagar. It is quite large and there is nothing else like it throughout all of Ananda Nagar.

The dimensions of Nigamanandji’s tomb are: 12 ft long, by 10 feet wide, by 4 ft high. Thus it is a big tomb. Suffice to say that it is large enough that at least ten people can lie down and sleep on this tomb.

I too have seen how various Wts are going to this tomb to get Nigamanandji’s blessing. They go there for sadhana and even sleep there thinking they will receive special boons from Nigamananda Dada. Those with more news about this should come forward.

Here I want to discuss the motivation behind the construction of such a tomb – which we all know is totally against Baba’s system.

WHY MAKING IT INTO A SHRINE

Dada Acintananda is not content to merely keep that tomb as is. Rather Dada has the grand plan to add marble and make Nigamananda’s tomb into a veritable shrine, i.e. one beautiful building which houses the tomb. There will also be an engraving detailing the contributions of Dada Nigamananda and list the name of the person (Acintananda) who erected this shrine. In its totality, this shrine will be some type of symbolic edifice like the Taj Mahal. Needless to say, this is a further contravention of AM ideals.

You might be curious to know why Acintananda wants to turn Nigamanandji’s tomb into a shrine?

Well, here’s the answer.

Those close to the situation say that Acintananda wants others to build a tomb and shrine for him (i.e. Acintananda) one day. Acintananda thinks that by constructing both a tomb and shrine of Nigamanandji, then it will set the precedent for others to make a tomb and a shrine for himself (i.e. Acintananda). Apparently, that is Acintananda’s mentality. Dada Acintananda wants to be remembered and regarded forever. That is the chief reason why Acintananda constructed such a tomb for Nigamanandji, by going against Baba’s fundamental teaching.

TOMB WORSHIP HINDERS OUR DEVOTIONAL APPROACH

Here again is the inherent danger behind erecting such a tomb to honor the deceased. Then one will be giving too much importance to the those who have left this mortal world. Such tomb worshippers will not have the requisite psychic space to do sadhana and think about Parama Purusa Baba. Rather they will be too involved in remembering those who have passed. As sadhakas, we should never fall prone to this tomb worship dogma. There is no benefit, only harm.

Tadekaḿ smarámah tadekaḿ japáma
Tadekaḿ jagatsáksiirúpaḿ namámah.

Our Guru’s teaching guides us what to ideate upon:

“If I remember anyone, I will remember only that One Entity and not many. If I repeat anyone’s name, I will repeat only the name of the Lord. If I ever salute anyone, I will salute only the Supreme One and no one else.” (Ananda Marga Ideology and Way of Life – 11, Relativity and the Supreme Entity)

Here we should all keep in mind that in Ananda Marga, we do not believe in this tomb worship dogma which comes from the Semitic religions (Islam, Christianity & Judaism etc); and, it is also prevalent in Hinduism. But in AM this is not appreciated. If we keep quiet more and more dogmas will sprout and ruin everything. We should ideate and meditate more and more on Parama Purusa. Only by this way can one get salvation.

Sincerely,
Janardan Singh

Note: MORE ABOUT THIS…

There is talk that Dada Nigamananda left a large sum of money with Dada Acintananda to make such a construction. So, as a friend of Nigamanandaji, Acintananda is feeling obligated to fulfill Nigamananda’s request. Others are telling that, after all, this is organizational money and Dada Acintananda should not misuse those funds by constructing such a shrine.

PRABHAT SAMGIITA

“Ma’nav sama’j avibha’jy jayga’n…” (PS 880)

Purport:

Human society is one and indivisible – collectively we have to express this glorious ideal with song, dance, and music. We cannot allow our human society to be divided. We have to propagate the idea that human society is one and indivisible. O’ my brothers and sisters, we have to march ahead and form one human society without delay. We have to remove all sorts of problems and difficulties that hinder our forward movement of forming one human society. Those difficulties are like thorns and they must be rooted out. One human society must be formed. We have to sing this glory.

All human beings are my brothers and sisters, my own close and very intimate ones. No one is far or distant. Everyone is my kith and kin, nearest and dearest. If all human beings are moving collectively in one flow then Parama Purusa always remains with them. And He is ever-gracious on them. When human beings are fragmented then they go far from Parama Purusa – away from His grace. If all human beings are moving together towards Him in the form of one human society then this dusty earth will be turned into one golden paradise.

In the past I got swept away in the negative current, i.e the dogma of groupism and indulging in disparities. I kept other human beings, my brothers and sisters, distant and far away from me – thinking that they belonged to another group. This was my ignorance. It all happened because I fell into the dogma of groupism. I was moving in a negative direction away from Baba’s divine teaching.

Today, by His grace, I have corrected myself and will work tirelessly for everybody’s perfect peace. We have to sing the glory of one human society; human society is one and indivisible…

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To: AM-GLOBAL
From: “Jyotirmaya Deva” Jyotirmaya.hg@humana…
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2012 09:59:43
Subject: Re: Why Shravanii Purnima #3

Baba

== WHY SHRAVANII PURNIMA ==

~ Part 3 ~

(Note: This is the third letter in this series. Links to the first two postings are below. Please know that the first letter in this series was posted under the title, “The Birth of Ananda Marga.” In subsequent letters the title has been: “Why Shravanii Purnima”. – Eds)

Namaskar,
Our Ananda Marga festival, Shravanii Purnima, is very soon soon: Thursday, August 2, 2012. Below is an excerpt (in brown) from the earlier letter on this thread; thereafter is Baba’s personal account of this holy and auspicious occasion.

“Regarding Shra’van’ii Pu’rn’ima’, one important fact remains that Baba performed the first initiation in the cemetery. So this reveals and foreshadows how in each and every Ananda Margii’s life the cemetery has immense practical value. Those suffering from the dogma that the cemetery is only for avadhutas or kapalikas should gain the proper understanding. Our AM meditation is tantra sadhana and that has relevance and importance for each and every Ananda Margii. That is the special significance why the first disciple Kalicharanji was initiated in the cemetery.”

BABA’S PERSONAL ACCOUNT OF SHRAVANII PURNIMA

Here below Baba Himself recounts the scene of that auspicious Shra’van’ii Pu’rn’ima’ when He performed His first initiation.

Baba says, “This is Shra’van’ii Pu’rn’ima’. It is an important day. Then I was very young, studying in Vidy’asagar College in Calcutta. One evening a very interesting event took place. Suddenly a wicked person came near me. I use the word ‘wicked’, but it is not a permanent state of human beings. A person who is wicked today may be a noble person tomorrow, and one who is dull or stupid today may be wise tomorrow. These are all relative matters bound by the bondages of relativity. No one can be called permanently wicked. It should always be borne in mind that one should always try to the good and the subtle in a wicked person.”

“That evening a certain wicked person came to me. What could he expect from me? But then he came. In accordance with natural human psychology, I asked him, “What do you want? Why do you adopt this evil path?” In the course of our conversation, he realized that he should change the course of his life, and he took initiation. That was the first spiritual initiation I ever imparted to anyone. And that same day, Shra’van’ii Pu’rnima, has again
returned.”

“A long time has elapsed since then. That was perhaps in 1939. This all took place 41 years ago.” (A Few Problems Solved – 5, p. 27-28)

GREAT IMPORTANCE OF REPENTANCE

When a sadhaka feels repentance for his sins or crimes in the deep core of his heart, then grace personified Parama Purusa takes away all those negativesamskaras. And He blesses that sadhaka with His unfathomable grace. That is what happened with Kalicharanji. For Kalicharanji was that “wicked” person who approached Baba that evening and took initiation into AM tantra sadhana.

Here following Baba reveals the importance of repentance.

Baba says, “Someone might have committed a pa’taka [sin of commission], but after that wrong action feels repentance, and compensates for the harm his action caused. After such repentance and compensation, the action is no longer a sin…that person’s sin has been washed away.” (Discourses on Krsna and the Giita, p. 176)

Baba says, “If, knowingly or unknowingly, you have committed any mistake or any sin, then your repentance and your singing Kiirtana, wholeheartedly, will free you from all sins. So, your future is always bright, never dark, never dark.” (Ananda Vacanamrtam – 12)

Namaskar,
Jyotirmaya Deva

Note 1: LINKS TO EARLIER LETTERS

#1: http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/07/the-birth-of-ananda-marga.html

#2: http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/07/re-why-shravanii-purnima-2.html

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Date: 29 Jul 2012 22:46:52 -0000
From: “Dhruva MacWilliams”
To: AM-GLOBAL
Subject: Those Confused About Gay

Baba

== THOSE CONFUSED ABOUT GAY ==

Namaskar,
At present, the various religions – especially Christianity, Judaism, and Islam – are embroiled in a big clash with the gay community.

This letter pointedly addresses how our Ananda Marga is radically different from the religions in this regard.

RELIGION: MEMBERSHIP BY BIRTH

Almost all the major religions hold that those born into their religion are automatically a member of that sect. That means if your parents are Jewish, then you are Jewish; if your parents are Muslim, then you are Muslim etc. It is all based on one’s birth.

Suppose someone is by birth Christian, or Muslim, or Jewish, and due to certain medical problems or hormonal imbalances, that individual is attracted to the same sex upon reaching adolescence. Then that person is going to face tremendous clash from their priests or religious leaders. Because their religion has already taken them to be one of their own. Yet that adolescent is living a life totally contrary to the tenets of their religion. Naturally then, there is going to be a battle.

MEMBERSHIP IN AM IS BASED ON CONDUCT – NOT BIRTH

In Ananda Marga, membership is not based on birth. It is not like the dogmatic religions. This everyone should keep in mind. Membership in AM is based on conduct.

So if you are the son or daughter of an Ananda Margii, it does not mean you are a margii. To be a margii, one must follow the codes of conduct of AM. If your parents are strict Ananda Margiis and follow all aspects of a sentient lifestyle, while you are smoking, drinking, using drugs, eating tamasik food, working in the red light district, doing opposite of your parents, or involved in other activities contrary to our AM way of life, then you are not a margii.

It is similar to the professions: Doctors, drivers, professional athletes, etc. So long as you are involved in that field or trade, then you belong to that profession – otherwise not. It is based on practice, not birth. Being the son of a doctor does not qualify one as being a doctor. Rather one must study, pass the exams, get training, and then practice medicine. Then and only then will one be considered a doctor.

Same is the case with Ananda Marga.

Our AM is based on do’s and don’ts. Those who follow are Ananda Margiis; and, those who don’t are not Ananda Margiis. It is extremely straightforward.

THE ROLE OF SEX IN ANANDA MARGA WAY OF LIFE

In AM, sex is only for procreation. Those thinking of using sex as a means of enjoyment are in the wrong place. AM philosophy does not support this approach.

So if someone by birth has attraction for the same sex, they can be an Ananda Margii so long as they do not engage in sexual relations with the same sex. Because no matter what, that sexual interaction will not be for procreation. Those of the same sex cannot produce children. So if one has attraction for the same sex, they must refrain from sexual activity and divert the mind toward Parama Purusa. Just as unmarried margiis who have attraction for the opposite sex must refrain from sexual activity and goad their thought to the Supreme; or just as widowers or divorcees must overcome their attraction for the opposite sex and refrain from sexual activity by diverting their mind toward Parama Purusa; or just as those who take the vow to remain celibate refrain from sexual engagement by ensconcing their mind in dhyana sadhana.

Or if someone has sexual attraction towards some animal, then they must adhere to the same formula as noted in the prior examples.

Thus everyone must cultivate discipline in this sphere of life, not just gays and lesbians etc. Many single margiis and LFT’s etc may have attraction toward the opposite sex, but they do not encourage this way of thinking -nor should they indulge in this behavior. Similarly, those prone toward gay relations must step-by-step guide their thinking away from sensual or lustful thoughts. Simply refraining from physical sexual contact is not the goal.

The greater idea is that one should train the mind not to even entertain the desires of those lower propensities and instead divert the mind towards the Supreme. With proper determination and sincerity, naturally one will gain more and more momentum, such that one day the mind is not even hindered by that propensity and truly all one’s mental capacity is channelized toward spiritual sadhana.

Those who think that they can have sexual relations with the same sex and remain as Ananda Margiis are deceiving themselves; or those who think they can indulge in sexual dealing with animals and remain as Ananda Margiis, they are befooling themselves. What they are doing is not part of our AM way of life. Just as we do not consider meat-eaters to be Ananda Margiis, and, just as we do not consider those involved in extra-marital relations to be Ananda Margiis, similarly, we cannot consider those engaging in indulgent sexual activity, like same-sex relations, to be Ananda Margiis. Because their way of living is not consistent with AM ideals. So the matter is very simple.

WE LOVE ALL – BUT ALL ARE NOT ANANDA MARGIIS

So again we should remind ourselves that AM is not based on birth, but rather conduct. Donating money or paying tithes also does not make one an Ananda Margii; the only way to be an Ananda Margii is by one’s day to day dealing. If one cannot follow the conduct of our AM way of life then they are not a margii.

But it does not mean that those who cannot or do not follow are not our brothers and sisters. We love everyone – all humans irrespective of their gender or sexual preference, or any other quality. We love everyone: Diseased persons, healthy persons, serial killers, and sex addicts – all human beings, as well as all kinds of animals and plants. We love all as they are the progeny of Parama Purusa. Parama Purusa loves all but that does not mean that all are Ananda Margiis. To be an Ananda Margii, one must follow the code of conduct. There is no other way.

THE RIGHT AND WRONG PLACE

It is very simple, if someone finds themselves in Ananda Marga yet they want to have same-sex relations, then they should find a different place to be. This Ananda Marga is not for them – such persons are in the wrong place.

Unlike the dogmatic religions, Ananda Marga does not have any dilemma in this regard. Ours is a clear-cut path. There is a dilemma in dogmatic religions because their membership is based on birth. They impose their religious dogma onto those born into their religions. But AM is not like that. It is based on conduct – all are welcome to join or not.

That said, a person can be an Ananda Margii from birth so long as their conduct is appropriate. Side by side, there are many family acaryas whose kids are non-margiis because they do not follow the code of conduct. AMPS does not consider them as Ananda Margiis because their way of life is not consistent with AM ideals.

PATH OF SUPREME BEATITUDE

Ananda Marga is the path of bliss – the path of infinite pleasure. Ananda means infinite pleasure or bliss; and marga means path. By its very name then, the term Ananda Marga denotes that this is the path to follow to reach the place where there is no pain or suffering. The aspirant will be in the abode of infinite pleasure. This infinite pleasure or bliss is not attainable through worldly activities like eating, drinking, sleeping, sexual indulgence etc.

Everything in this material world is limited and ephemeral. One cannot derive lasting pleasure from any worldly object or activity. If one eats and eats, the stomach will become so bloated that one cannot take another bite, but still the mind desires to eat more; it is not satisfied. Same is the case with sexual activities, drug addiction, or any other worldly pleasure. One cannot fulfill their infinite longing through these finite means.

Materialism itself is a faulty philosophy that preaches how one can be satisfied by worldly indulgence. But this is a defective notion. Materialism does not consider or have a clue that human desire is infinite and cannot be satisfied through worldly means. Based on their wrong and defective platform, such materialists support all kinds of dirty activities which destroy the body and mind, such as drinking, smoking, porn and perverted sex, sex with animals, and all kinds of harmful indulgences. Such degrading activities are not only allowed but welcomed in materialism.

Again it should be said: This materialistic philosophy is defective and utopian. The followers are misguided and think that by sex one can achieve infinite pleasure. With that faulty notion, all kinds of dealing like gay relations, prostitution, masturbation, sex with animals, and all kinds of nasty things are permitted in hopes of being satisfied. They believe happiness can be attained by running after finite, selfish pleasures.

But in reality, sane people realise that there is nothing in this worldly sphere that can bring infinite pleasure. No matter how much sex one does, one will never be satiated – always one wants to do more. Same is the case with drinking and drugs etc.

The path of Ananda Marga is totally different. It is based on the understanding that human longing is infinite and can never be satisfied by finite worldly indulgences. Only that infinite Divine Entity can satisfy human longing. That is why in Ananda Marga, our manner is to divert all longing toward the Supreme and ultimately become one with Parama Purusa. We live to please and serve Him and attain permanent peace, and not plunge ourselves in fleeting mundane vices like masturbation, sex with animals, or same-sex relations.

Ours is the path of infinite pleasure where the mind is channelised towards the Supreme.

Everyone should know this very clear-cut guideline. If someone has reached into AM without knowing this then they should think again.

SUMMARY

Essentially there are two key points to bear in mind:

(1) Membership in AM is based on conduct, not birth;

(2) Ours is the path of Supreme Beatitude, not mundane indulgence.

Before siding or taking a stand on this issue of homosexuality (lesbian or gay), one must think on these two points.

Namaskar,
Dhruva

Note 1: VERY STRAIGHTFORWARD

Suppose someone is a member of the bar (law) association: To join one must have a law degree and follow the code of conduct. Not just anyone can join; those not practicing law are not part of the bar association. Furthermore, one must adhere to the ethics and principles of the bar, otherwise they will no longer be part of the bar association.

Same is the case with Ananda Marga: So long as one follows the tenets as given by Baba, then that person is an Ananda Margii, otherwise not.

It is a very straight-forward equation.

Note 2: RESPOND RATIONALLY NOT SENTIMENTALLY

Those who are sane and balanced think in a calm way. Becoming emotional or sentimental is not good. Talking in a highly emotional or irrational way is not the work of an Ananda Margii. It is the work of dogmatic people who are emotionally attached without thinking rationally. Ananda Margiis are rational. So those with emotional attachment for homosexuals (either gays or lesbians) are requested to think rationally. Having attraction for the same-sex is ok (as explained in the above sub-heading: “THE ROLE OF SEX IN ANANDA MARGA WAY OF LIFE”), but this attraction must not be encouraged, neither physically nor mentally. Rather it should be diverted toward spiritual attainment; that desire should be goaded towards Parama Purusa. An ideal widower, or divorcee, or single margii, and those who have taken the vow of celibacy may have instinctual attraction for the opposite sex, but internally they goad their mind toward Parama Purusa. Remember physically indulging in same-sex relations and mentally harboring this desire are both against the AM way of life and detrimental to one’s spiritual growth.

Note 3: FOR GAY AND LGBT

This letter is related with all gay, including LGBT, activities – as well as those those sexually engaged with animals. In Ananda Marga, we love everyone – all humans irrespective of their gender or sexual preference, or any other quality. We love everyone: Diseased persons, healthy persons, serial killers, and sex addicts – all human beings (virtuous, great people; good; and bad), as well as all kinds of animals and plants, even poisonous snakes. We love all as they are the progeny of Parama Purusa.

PRABHAT SAMGIITA

“Nutan jiivan labhiya’chi mora’ nutan us’a’r kiran’e…” (PS 5015)

Purport:

Baba, by Your divine grace we have all been blessed with new life – in this new light wave of the dawn. The new dawn has come and vibrated the body, mind, and soul.

Baba You have graciously shown us the path: The path of bliss, Ananda Marga. By Your grace, we have left all those outdated, rotten, old dogmas. Except Ista, except You, there is no charm in the life. Your love and grace is resonating in our entire existence.

Baba, we all belong to the same gotra, one family. This whole world lies within this same gotra. With the love of our heart we will awaken the entire world, by Your grace.

Baba, You have blessed us with new life in this new dawn. This is nothing but Your causeless grace…

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Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2012 07:33:01
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: Re: DMS News: Uncultured Dance in Cultural Program
From: Valmiki Deva

Baba

== Re: DMS NEWS: UNCULTURED DANCE IN CULTURAL PROGRAM ==

(Note: This is the ninth letter on this thread. Please find links to the eight earlier letters below. – Eds)

Namaskar,

Brother Arjuna wrote:
Here below Baba warns how crude dance and song totally ruins a program.

Baba says, “If someone makes a sound like ‘ra, ra, ra — cha, cha, cha’ or if someone sings, ‘Follow my song. Let us sing and dance our way to hell’, these are sound inferences, but they carry a very crude idea.” (Microvita in a Nutshell, p. 94)

We should not let such scenes unfold in our own Ananda Marga cultural programs. Yet, that is what Mr Pathak and Ac Acintanandji (cultural program in-charge) are doing.

My reply:

Agreed! We should be keen to pay heed to Baba’s warning. And from what I see and hear, the vast majority of workers and margiis have this sincere desire.

Unfortunately, along the way, a few say that these cultural programs at DMS are going fine. Internally such persons (even wholetimers) flash a lustful smile as they think, “let the females sing & dance”, and externally they come up with a much more cunning justification. They utter the words, “See the bright side.”

Those Wts dominated by a metazoic mind or animalistic propensities justify that we should “see the bright side”. How do they do this? Well they say, “Look, this program is using sutras from Ananda Sutram or this program features Prabhat Samgiita – just focus on that – and do not worry about the rest.” Yet such workers themselves are wholly focused on how the women are shaking themselves and dancing.

Such Wts should do self-analysis and seriously consider Baba’s below mandate.

Baba says, “…Avadhuta shall not engage his ears in any obscene language or songs, touch any tamasik articles, see any depraving entity or pictures, go through any story, novel or fiction having even the least bit of sexual importance…” (32 Rules for Avadhuta, Rule #32)

With an honest, open heart all should consider the above. Even then there will be some who do not have the courage on this matter and they hide behind the “bright side” justification.

These are the same type of workers who “see bright side” of eating in a restaurant by picking out the onions and garlic from the meal and then eat the rest of the food as they “see the bright side.” When in truth, that entire meal has become tamasik after being stewed and stirred for hours with onions and garlic – and maybe even meat.

Namaskar,
Valmiki

Note: PREVIOUS LETTERS IN THIS SERIES

#1: http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/06/dms-news-uncultured-dance-in-cultural.html

#2: http://www.am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/06/re-dms-news-uncultured-dance-in.html

#3: http://www.am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/06/re-dms-news-uncultured-dance-in_17.html

#4: http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/06/re-dms-news-uncultured-dance-in_18.html

#5: http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/06/re-dms-news-uncultured-dance-in_20.html

#6: http://www.am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/06/re-6-dms-news-uncultured-dance-in.html

#7: http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/06/re-6-dms-news-uncultured-dance-in_25.html

#8: http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/06/re-7-dms-news-uncultured-dance-in.html

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Date: Mon, 06 Aug 2012 09:32:54
From: “Krpamaya” kpmaya@forensics…
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: Re: Dharmic Warning to PP Dada #2

Baba

== RE: DHARMIC WARNING TO PP DADA ==

~ Part 2 ~

(Note: This is the second letter in this series; a link to the first letter is appended below. – Eds)

Namaskar,

Baba says, “You are to attend Dharmacakra weekly. These are all codes of discipline as prescribed by Bhágavata Dharma. You must follow these codes. There cannot be any concession in this respect, rather concession is dangerous…One may be a king or may be a very poor man, but the code of dharma is equally applicable to all. In this matter, nobody can claim any special concession or favour.” (Subhasita Samgraha – 24, Jaeva Dharma and Bhágavata Dharma)

“Sadly, due to not following the dharmic code of attending dharmacakra, PP Dada fell. Since his demise, Shraddhanandji has certainly been facing negative pratisaincara – that is Baba’s warning: If you do not follow dharmic principles like attending dharmacakra, then you are not going to get human life, let alone mukti or moksa.

So the tragedy is that now Shraddhananda must have been reborn as an animal. Emotionally, we may not like to think and talk in this manner, but prakrti does not care about our emotions. Prakrti follows the rule made by Parama Purusa. Whether we like to consider it or not, but Shraddhananda must have been reborn as an animal. Today, he must be struggling for survival in the animal kingdom. Why? Because on points of dharma there must not be any compromise or concession, yet PP made concessions and departed from the code of dharma by not attending dharmacakra.”

You have raised a very, very important point. I think that Rudrananda and Sarvatmananda will face the same consequences because they misled PP into not following dharma. I do not know why you ignored their fate. Prakrti will not spare them.

What Sarvatmananda and Rudrananda did is both papa (i.e. doing wrong or sin of commission) and pratyavaya (i.e. not doing what one should do, or sin of omission). They should have guided PP to follow dharma but instead they misguided him into following so many dogmas. They led PP down the wrong track and failed to show him the right path.

It is entirely possible that Rudrananda and Sarvatmanadna thought that by this way PP should fall into the depths of negative pratisaincara.

Whatever may be, it is quite evident that both Rudrananda and Sarvatmananda have buried themselves in negative samskaras. They will face the grave consequences in their next life. They will be reborn as lower creatures for pulling PP & others off the dharmic path and misleading them onto the depraved path. Plus they created nasty dogmas.

Such is the unfortunate – yet inevitable – fate of Rudrananda and Sarvatmananda. Any rational margii who thinks in an unbiased manner will easily reach this conclusion.

Namaskar,
Krpamaya

Note: LINK TO FIRST LETTER ON THIS TOPIC

#1: http://www.am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/07/dharmic-warning-to-pp-dada.html

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From: Gagan ”
To: AM-GLOBAL
Subject: Revolutionary Angle of Vision
Date: Wed 27 Jun 2012 21:39:02 -0000

Baba

“Jhar’er ra’te a’ndha’rete kendechilum van-ma’jhe…” (P.S. 3199)

Purport:

Baba, on that very dark night when a big hurricane & thunderstorm was raging, I was crying alone in the deep forest. Nobody was there to understand the tale of my suffering. Nobody was close to me. Certainly You were there along with me, but due to my narrow outlook I could not feel Your presence.

In the height of that wild storm big branches were breaking off from the trees and crashing down on the ground. And all those tender buds and
beautiful flowers were also completely blown off from the limbs of the trees; those buds and flowers were crying bitterly. That very dark, horrendous night was so disastrous.

Baba, O’ Parama Purusa, in the madhuvan [1] of my mind when that hurricane finished, then a sweet, soft, breeze started blowing by Your grace; and I began to feel Your divine, blissful vibration. And ultimately by Your great compassion that deadly night of the cimmerian darkness has passed away entirely; it is completely gone. Baba, You are the Saviour of all, the Benevolent Entity, the dearest one of my heart.

Baba, my most dear One, please grace me by coming closer and closer with Your sweet, charming, & attractive smile…

END NOTE FOR PRABHAT SAMGIITA #3199:

[1] Madhuvan: Literally meaning “sweet forest”; But it refers to that remote, isolated, garden in the mind that is filled with spring blossoms, sweet
fragrance, aromatic flowers, and a gentle & fragrant breeze. It is that tranquil mental abode where nobody is present except the devotee and the
Lord. And there the bhakta and Parama Purusa sit together ensconced in that very divinely intoxicated atmosphere and they share the loving feeling of
their heart in a very close, intimate, and loving way.

== REVOLUTIONARY ANGLE OF VISION ==

Namaskar,

Baba says, “The people who have committed some misdeeds driven by want (be that want of food or clothes or of physical or mental gratification) make society responsible for it. They want to convey to us that their want was created due to flaws in the social system, which is, however, substantially
true.” (Human Society – 1, ’87, p.77)

Here following are some observations about Baba’s above teaching:

1. This tragic scene which Baba is describing is happening throughout the globe. In “third-world” countries and in so-called advanced nations, often the common mass is denied getting their basic necessities – in which case, with no other option, they are pressured into committing crimes.

2. In turn, the “powers-that-be” wrongly blame and convict that individual and label them as a thief or criminal.

3. However, in His dharmic & revolutionary approach, Baba views the situation completely differently. He holds the society at fault for putting its own citizens in such a dire position wherein they cannot even get their minimum requirements (food, clothing, shelter, education and medical care).

4. We should pay heed to Baba’s guideline and also make it known that the real culprits are those who are hoarding all the material wealth and not allowing general society members to get their basic needs met.

5. Parama Purusa has given an enormous amount of wealth for maintaining the human society; but, because of the terribly improper ways of distribution. Drastic inequalities have emerged and so many problems have erupted around the globe.

6. Everyone should remember Prout’s unique approach that 100% of the wealth belongs to Parama Purusa. He is the owner. It is everyone’s birthright to utilise this wealth in a rational way, but He is the Creator and the Owner.

Baba says, “None of the movable or immovable property of this universe belongs to any particular individual; everything is the common patrimony of all, and the Father of all is Brahma. All living beings can enjoy their rightful share of this property, like members of a joint family in the Dáyabhága system. As members of a joint family, human beings should safeguard this common property in a befitting manner and utilize it properly. They should also make proper arrangements so that everyone can enjoy it with equal rights, ensuring that all have the minimum requirements of life to enable them to live in a healthy body with a sound mind.” (Problems of the Day, Point #1)

Namaskar,
Gagan

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Date: Th, 26 Jul 2012 09:22:18 -0000
To: am-global@earthlink.net
From: “Shiva”
Subject: Re: Why Shravanii Purnima #2

Baba

== WHY SHRAVANII PURNIMA ==

~ PART 2 ~

(Note: The first letter in this series was posted under the title, “The Birth of Ananda Marga.” A link to this first posting is included below. – Eds)

“Shra’van’ii Puurn’ima is coming soon: Thursday (Aug 2). This letter shares some of the highlights of this special occasion and festival of Ananda Marga.

In AM, everyone is aware that Baba started giving initiations in 1939: That began one auspicious and glorious era. So this coming festival dates is a special occasion because on that very day the Lord Himself initiated the first sadhaka unto the path of Ananda Marga. Baba Himself proclaims that Shra’van’ii Pu’rn’ima’ night was the first occasion upon which He initiated anyone on the path according to the Ananda Marga sadhana system.”

CEMETERY SADHANA IS FOR ALL:

EVERYONE IN AM IS A TANTRIKA

Namaskar,
Regarding Shra’van’ii Pu’rn’ima’, one important fact remains that Baba performed the first initiation in the cemetery. So this reveals and foreshadows how in each and every Ananda Margii’s life the cemetery has immense practical value. Those suffering from the dogma that the cemetery is only for avadhutas or kapalikas should gain the proper understanding. Our AM meditation is tantra sadhana and that has relevance and importance for each and every Ananda Margii. That is the special significance why the first disciple Kalicharanji was initiated in the cemetery.

Now read the below transcript where Baba proclaims that doing sadhana in the cemetery is beneficial for all – everyone initiated in the the tantric cult of Ananda Marga sadhana – i.e. every Ananda Margii.

BABA’S AUDIO:

“CEMETERY IS VERY ENCOURAGING FOR SPIRITUAL ASPIRANTS”

This recording is from when Baba came to the Philippines. Following is the transcription of a conversation which took place on 24 April 1969 at 9:00pm when Baba was on His field walk along with some local margiis and acaryas.

(This audio file has been uploaded to the AM-GLOBAL blogsite, along the upper left side. You may listen to it or download it.)

Baba: “What is the distance of that American cemetery from this place where we are at present now.”

Margii: “The way I look at it Baba, it is a little bit…”

Baba: “How many miles or kilometers?”

Margii: “Almost the same, almost the same, with the only exception that the road there is dusty now because under repair. But I think tomorrow brother P will take You to the cemetery.”

Baba: “I like the entire world.”

Margii: “Ah, no particular place.”

Baba: “No.”

Margii: “But all.”

Baba: “But all…”

Baba: “The cemetery is very encouraging for spiritual aspirants, for sadhakas.”

Margii: “That is true – that is what we think. Whenever we go there we get inspired only to meditate and do nothing more.”

Baba: “And many of the sadhakas were initiated there?”

Margii: “Yes, Baba. Especially at the beginning. And this brother…where he left us…”

Baba: “He went there [to the cemetery]? He was there [at the cemetery]?”

Margii: Yes, Baba.

BABA’S BLESSING

So once again the day of Shra’van’ii Pu’rn’ima’ is coming: Each and every margii should try to visit the cemetery at least once in a year, or on a more regular basis such as on amavasya. But doing sadhana there on this Shra’van’ii Pu’rn’ima’ is very good because human life is very short. So we should utilise it for higher pursuits. That will be real remembrance of Shra’van’ii Pu’rn’ima’.

Here following is Baba’s divine blessing:

Baba says, “By dint of sadhana, one is to arouse and exalt that sleeping divinity. …But for this, one requires divine help and I know further that one is getting divine help, and I know still further, that it is for infinite time and infinite space, one is getting this divine help, and you are all sadhakas, you will certainly attain the Supreme Stance and enjoy that divine blessedness. You are sure to enjoy it my sons and daughters.” (Ananda Vacanamrtam – 23, p. 76)

Namaskar,
Shiva

PRABHAT SAMGIITA

“Toma’y kabhu ka’che pa’i na’i, gun’ shuniya’chi lok mukhe…” (PS 2934)

Purport:

Baba, O’ Parama Purusa, You are the most charming One. O’ my dearmost, I long for You day and night. Baba, I do Your sadhana and spiritual practices always, but I do not ever get You close. Baba, I try hard to see You in dhyana but I do not get You. I do not have that first-hand experience of You in sadhana. Just I have heard people talk about Your glories. Baba, the devotees say that You are gracious and that You shower Your divine love. Baba, I have heard so much about Your greatness and glory, but I myself do not have any practical realisation or direct experience of You and Your sweetness. Baba, I do not have any personal realisation of You. O’ my dearmost, why don’t You come to me; why are You not listening to my call; why don’t You call my name and tell me that ‘I love You’. O’ Lord, in my practices I long for You and call You with my mantra but neither do You listen to my call nor do You come close. Baba, You do not respond at all to my calling of Your name, my chanting in kiirtan, or my longing for You in sadhana. Baba, please grace me by coming close.

Baba, You are the Polestar in the dark night. You give inspiration to those who lose the path. If anyone does not know what to do and what not to do, then by Your grace You show them the pathway to move ahead. You show them how to get You. Baba, for the hopeless heart, You are full of hope. You graciously reassure those who have lost all hope. You shower Your grace on those who have been abandoned by everyone in the society. Nobody cares about them and they live a life of gloom. Baba, on all such people You shower Your grace and bless them with Your varabhaya mudra. Baba, You shower Your effulgence in the helpless citta; Baba, I do not have any practical realisation of You; I am not a realised soul. Even then my heart feels trust and love for You – and I feel that You are my Saviour. Baba, my heart longs to surrender at Your alter. O’ my dearmost when anyone’s citta – mental sphere – is full of gloom and despair, You give them hope, light, and inspiration. You also graciously show them the path. By that way, they feel their life is not worthless. Baba, because of Your infinite compassion I surrender my everything at Your alter – even though I do not have any practical realisation of You in my life. Just I have heard so much about You from others.

Baba, You are infinite. You are beyond all perception. You are beyond language, and beyond the ideation of song. Baba You remain ever-present in the eternal memory. O’ my dearmost, Your greatness cannot be expressed in words. All poems and prose fail to express Your grandeur. O’ Parama Purusa, Your glory cannot be sung and You are always established in the world of divinity. Baba, You go on dancing in the flow of the rhythm. Baba, You are expressing Your grandeur of sweetness in all the directions. Baba, Your greatness is emanating everywhere. Baba, wherever one looks they can see
You present in Your most charming and sweet form. [1]

O’ Baba, please come and manifest Yourself so I can see You sitting eternally in my heart. Baba, make my entire existence effulgent in Your effulgence…

END NOTES FOR PRABHAT SAMGIITA #2934:

[1] “Bha’sa’r atiite bha’ver giitite…”: The whole idea of this stanza is expressed in this below excerpt from one of Baba’s divine discourses.

Baba says, “His radiance is beyond the power of your sensual comprehension. You cannot conceive of His radiance…It is not an easy task to apprehend his extreme radiance. For this, vigorous sa’dhana’ is indispensable. Imagine how wonderfully radiant He must be, before whom the moon, the stars, the lightning, the fire – all become pale. If you cannot see even the sun with your bare eyes, imagine what a tremendous amount of sa’dhana’ is necessary to see Him.”

“It is with His radiance that every object is radiant. None of the objects has any radiance of its own. The moon is bright with the sun’s brightness, and the sun is bright with His. The sun is not jyotisvarupa (characteristically self-effulgent), it is He alone who is jyotisvarupa. In His radiance there is depth but no severity, there is sweetness but no harshness. Observe His calm brilliance in the firmament of your heart. Shunning all inferiority complexes, move on the path of sa’dhana’. The only purpose of your being a human being is to do sa’dhana’. The life of one who does not do it passes in vain like a tree struck by lightning.” (Anadna Marga Ideology and Way of Life-5)

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From: “Prabhakar Deva” prabhakar.d1@roots…
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: Re: Scam of GS #5
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2012 12:04:44

Baba

== RE: SCAM OF GS ==

~ Part 5 ~

Note: This is the fifth letter in this series. Please find links to the four earlier letters. – Eds

Brother Mukesh Bhat wrote:

“It has come down to this: Not all the dadas, didis and margiis who loaned GS Citsvarupananda money are believing his story. Some are saying that GS did not get scammed by anyone, rather he himself fabricated everything and engineered his own scam on us – the margiis and dadas etc.

Now a huge commotion is erupting across Delhi sector and news of this entire scandal is fast spreading around.”

Namaskar,
I have been following the account of this GS financial scam and am astonished by the sums of money involved – and the way the whole thing was handled.

What a blunder! GS Dada Citsvarupananda took loans from many, many margiis & Wts and lost everybody’s money; then GS told them he got cheated. Who knows what really happened. All that can be said is that such type of Dada is so greedy.

When under the spell of greed – the brain itself does not function – and in that way he lost all that money.

TWO WAYS OF BEING GREEDY

It could be that GS Dada Citsvarupananda is greedy – in one of two ways:

(A) Some say he was enticed by getting 25 crores rupees so he foolishly gave large amounts of money to an untrusted party in hopes of getting a big return. That is one form of greed.

(B) Or, others say all along GS had the plan to keep that money in his own pocket. That is to say, he took a loan of lakhs and lakhs of rupees from generous margiis and Wts with the sole intention of duping them and keeping the money for himself. Such a plan is also founded in greed.

In either case, the mind-set is not proper and certainly not befitting of an acarya – let alone the organisational head, i.e. GS Dada. When motivated by greed, then these types of scandals are common – unavoidable.

BABA’S WARNING ON GREED

That is why Baba has delivered a stern warning about the dangerous and sinful nature of greed.

Baba says, “Whether in the material world or in the intellectual world, the predominant tendency that makes today’s people, both individually and collectively, rush headlong without control, is the instinct of greed. The propensity of greed, if not controlled by rationality, or benevolent intellect, or spiritual practices, will lead to premature death. Nothing can save human beings from this. This instinct of greed has brought the present humanity to such a state that people no longer consider anything as sinful. Rather, they consider the “sin psychology” as a mental weakness, and the worst of sins are being glorified as the height of intellect, not only indirectly, but also openly. The omniscient Shiva observed the rampant expansion of materialism and its dangerous consequences and clearly stated, Lobhah pápasya hetubhútah [“Greed is the root cause of all sins”].” (Namah Shivaya Shantaya, Shivas Teachings – 1 (continued), Disc: 10)

OTHERS CHEATED BY GS DADA

Along with the many who already have been mentioned in previous letters, here are more who have been burned by this GS financial scandal.

Dada Mantracaetanyananda (RS Ranchi) was also cheated by GS. Dadaji gave 20,000 rupees to GS Citsvarupananda, yet RS Dada is not getting that money back. Although GS Dada has assured him that, “So long as you keep quiet, I will pay you back. But if you complain, or create any commotion, or talk about this, then I will not pay you back.” That is the way GS Dada is handling the matter, at present.

Not only that, but Puna DSL also loaned GS Dada 25,000 rupees, and Didiji has not seen that money since. Who knows when Didiji will be paid back…if ever.

It seems that GS dada did not spare anyone – neither Dadas, nor Didis, nor so many margiis. All became victims of GS Dada’s money scam.

Namaskar,
Prabhakar Deva

NOTE 1: PREVIOUS LETTERS ON THIS SCANDAL

#1: http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/06/possible-scam-by-gs.html

#2: http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/06/re-possible-scam-of-gs-2.html

#3: http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/07/re-scam-of-gs-3.html

#4: http://www.am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/07/re-scam-of-gs-4.htm

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From: Ram Sahay
To: AM-GLOBAL
Subject: Story of Demon’s Kitchen & SS Delhi
Date: Tue 24 Jul 2012 19:11:48 -0000

Baba

== STORY OF DEMON’S KITCHEN & SS DELHI ==

Namaskar,
When margiis attend DMS, they go for 3 days. But Wts allot 7 days for their stay at DMS. They have 2 days before the actual DMS, 2 days after, as well as the 3 main days of DMS. So they stay at Ananda Nagar for a total of 7 days.

Unfortunately at the recent Ranchi DMS gathering in Ananda Nagar, the mass of workers paid Delhi SS (Ranchi), i.e. Dada Amaleshananda, for their food and meals, yet SS shut down the kitchen during DMS – i.e. the middle 3 days. So general workers were not given food during this period; plus there was a water shortage. Yet side by side SS Dada arranged for a special chef to prepare food for top dadas.

There were many issues and certainly one key matter is: “haves” vs “have-nots”. Specifically certain in-charges treated themselves to delicious delicacies while the general workers were the have-nots, deprived of food during DMS. They were forced to find food for themselves.

A critical report on this issue is noted below.

First however we should review Baba’s teachings on this important matter.

BABA STORY ABOUT DEMON KING’S GREEDINESS:

HOW HE HOARDED DELICACIES FOR HIMSELF

In His book “The Golden Lotus of the Blue Sea”, Baba describes very colourfully how the demon indulges in sumptuous feasting while his staff is left to starve.

In this particular story, the demon king hoards huge amounts of food and luxuries and leaves his staff to starve: They are deprived of basic food and suffer from malnutrition. It seems similar things are happening with our top dadas.

Here the villain demon is introducing the hero guest, i.e. the prince, to his [the demon’s] daily menu.

“Do you know what our daily menu is? We eat golden cakes fried in clarified butter, Pearl water mixed with coconut kernel, spiced Parble curry with salmon fish made of platinum and in the morning we brush our teeth with diamond powder!”

The prince asked, “Is there such an arrangement for everyone here?”

The demon said, “This arrangement is for us only – that is, for those who are learned, intellectual, rich, highborn and aristocratic. Those with whom you associate due to your ignorance – those poor, mean and illiterate people – where would they get such things? They neither know how to cook nor eat. They eat stale rice and scorched eggfruit and they brush their teeth with ash.””

“The next day the prince went to the demon’s palace on invitation. He went there reluctantly, out of sheer courtesy. When he arrived, he found that there was a royal feast. Before him were spread so many dishes and bowls, some of gold, some of silver, some studded with diamonds, all finely carved. He did not even know the names of all the pots and utensils! The distance between some of the dishes was not less than one mile. There were some telescopes also to see the foods kept in the distant dishes. The prince was not familiar with most of the dishes served.”

“Fancy rice, fried vegetables, green vegetables, mixed vegetables, breaded vegetables, seven hundred types of curry, roasted meats, braised meats, shik kabab, and besides these, something he could recognize very well – mangoes!”

“There were small langra mangoes of Hazipur, Dasherii mangoes of Lucknow, Alfonso mangoes of Bombay, yellow Jardalu mangoes of Bhagalpur, Fazli mangoes of Malda, Ranipasand, Begampasand, and Kohitoor mangoes of Murshidabad, Sarikhas mangoes of Hooghly, Pearafuli mangoes of Sheorafuli, Begunfuli mangoes of Madras, and so many other kinds as well!”

“Then there were lechees of Saharanpur, Muzzafarpur and Baruipur, watermelons from Lucknow, halwa-sweets; Rabri of Vrindaban, cream sweets, Ghevar sweets of Rajasthan, Shonpapri; Kalakanda Paura from Gaya and Deoghar, Morabba (Jam) from Suri, white milk sweet of Mankar, Sitabhog and Mihidana from Bardhaman, Gaja from Chandannagar, Khaichur of Janai-Dhanekhaii Langcha of Shaktigarh, tasty puffed rice balls from Jayanagar, Sarbhaja-sarpuria of Krsnanagar, Manohara from Beidanga, Chanabara; chanar-jellabee and Raskadamba from Murshidabad, curds from Natore and Nababganj, sweet rice pudding from Dacca, chandanchurd from Pabna, kancagolla of Muragacha (Nadia) and sweet laddu of Delhi…”

In this above section, you have read how the greedy demon was indulging in all kinds of tasty foods.

BABA STORY ABOUT DEMON KING’S GREEDINESS:

HOW HE MERCILESSLY DEPRIVED OTHERS OF FOOD

Now here read below how the demon’s own staff was living. They were suffering from severe hunger and malnutrition as they were not allowed to eat any of the wonderful food they cooked for the demon king; rather forced to eat spoiled, rotten food. This was their pitiful condition.

“Let me see those cooks, servants and pages who prepared such delicious dishes and served them so elegantly,” [the hero guest] thought. While passing by the servants’ quarters [of the demon’s staff], he suddenly reached the place where the kitchen staff were eating together after the day’s hard labour. They were quite exhausted. Those who had cooked so wonderfully and served so carefully were eating only stale rice, scorched eggfruit and the sour sauce of some leaves, perhaps tamarind.”

Finally the hero guest, i.e. the prince, retires for the evening but is unable to sleep, thinking of all those starving people.

“The prince returned to his cottage with a heavy heart. So many thoughts were running in his brain. He was thinking that he had made a great mistake to eat and drink such delicious food and drink cooked and served by those poor people. The beautiful eyes of the prince were deprived of sleep that night. He was thinking continuously, “If I cannot free humanity from such meanness, what is the use of my education, my intellect? My coming to this earth as a human being bears no value.””

Here in this story Baba is telling us that how degraded demons eat voraciously and do not care about their staff nor their fellow brothers and sisters. Rather they continue to exploit them.

In other words, we can say clearly that Baba is teaching us that we should treat all with respect and not create a two-tiered system of “haves” and “have nots” on the point of food etc. That is not the way for leaders of society to live – indeed those who contravene this rule are nothing but the enemies of humanity.

Baba says, “A few become rich and others become poor. In such a condition millions die without food, live without shelter, work without education, suffer without medicine and move without proper clothing. The society then splits into two distinct groups – haves and have-nots. The former is the class of exploiters – the capitalists – and the latter is the class of the exploited.” (A Few Problems Solved – 8)

This above quote parallels what was going on at the recent DMS: How some Dadas were enjoying exotic dishes while others were not even getting basic food and almost starving.

Namaskar,
Ram Sahay

PRABHAT SAMGIITA

“(Tumi) esechile mor bakul-bita’ne na’ baliya’ ka’r ghare…” (PS 4320)

Purport:

Baba, that time the place was surrounded by innumerable bakul flowers which in bloom, and You graced me by coming to my cottage during that verdant spring season. With Your divine grace, You brought devotional horripilation (goose bumps) throughout my entire existence, and You also vibrated the very pulsation of my blood. Baba, by having You in such an intimate and close way, my life has become meaningful. It is Your grace. Baba, soon after that golden dawn, Your liila moved into a different phase. Because then You went away leaving me crying all alone. O’ my dearmost where did You go that time.

Baba, since then I have spent countless days and nights waiting – sitting by my window threading heaps of flower garlands for You. But that was all in vain because You did not come. It is painful that now I no longer see that attractive & charming smile because You are keeping Yourself distant. Now I no longer see that radiant smile which I used to see on Your lips when You were with me.

Baba, in longing for You, ages have passed since You came close. Springtime has finished and now summer has come. My entire garden of those sweet, fragrant bakul flowers has dried up and withered away in this hot season [1]. Now that same window – where I used to sit and make garlands for You and wait – is full of spider webs. Baba, it is so painful and heartbreaking how You have gone so far away. And my mind is completely dry in the absence of Your divine presence.

O’ my Dearmost, please shower Your causeless grace and appear in my heart in a very intimate and charming way…

END NOTES FOR PRABHAT SAMGIITA #4320:

[1] Hot Season: In the absence of His presence, the sadhaka feels a distinct dryness in his heart. Summer season – or hot season – has been used as a metaphor in this song to express that dryness in the devotee’s heart, where one’s devotional feeling is lower. And this happens with each and every sadhaka. When one feels dry and out of their spiritual flow then that is the dry or summer season. In contrast, when one’s flow of sadhana is good then that can be compared with springtime where everything is lush and verdant. In their dhya’na they feel greater proximity with Parama Purusa – that is why it is compared with springtime. But when one is experiencing the dryness of summer, that spiritual flow is not there. In that case, the best thing a devotee can do is to sincerely request Baba to grace them by coming in their meditation.

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Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2012 21:36:43 -0000
To: am-global@earthlink.net
From: Chandra Shekhar
Subject: The Birth of A’nanda Ma’rga

BABA

“Shra’van’ii pu’rn’ima’r katha’ a’j mane par’e…” (P.S. 4954)

Purport:

Baba, today the divine story of Shra’van’ii Pu’rn’ima’ is coming in my mind, in my heart. O’ Bandhu, the memory of Shra’van’ii Pu’rn’ima’ is floating in my mind. The glorious advent of that historical day is still fresh in my mind when the divine play between the staticity and divinity started happening [1]. That time the sweet, fragrant air was saturated with the aroma of the night jasmine; it was permeating the entire atmosphere. This yuthika’ flower was full of sweetness & love. A sweet, mild breeze was blowing and various creatures including frogs were singing the chorus with great joy. the grace of Supreme Consciousness acted upon the crude mind with the divine force of ista mantra shakti. On that very day of Shravanii Purnima, new spiritual vibrations were created on this earth as the radiant effulgence pierced through the fog & the darkness. The memory of that Shra’van’ii Pu’rn’ima’ is still fresh in my mind, by Your grace…

END NOTES FOR PRABHAT SAMGIITA #4954:

[1] Here Baba is poetically narrating how when Kalicharanji was blessed by receiving initiation then he started repeating his Ista mantra & with the incantative power of the mantra his sleeping divinity was aroused.

== THE BIRTH OF A’NANDA MA’RGA ==

Namaskar,
Shra’van’ii Puurn’ima is coming soon: Thursday (Aug 2). This letter shares some of the highlights of this special occasion and festival of Ananda Marga.

In AM, everyone is aware that Baba started giving initiations in 1939: That began one auspicious and glorious era. So this coming festival dates is a special occasion because on that very day the Lord Himself initiated the first sadhaka unto the path of Ananda Marga. Baba Himself proclaims that Shra’van’ii Pu’rn’ima’ night was the first occasion upon which He initiated anyone on the path according to the Ananda Marga sadhana system.

ANANDA MARGA IS THE PATH OF BLISS

Our Ananda Marga is the Path of Bliss. A’nanda means bliss and Ma’rga means path; hence, “path of bliss.” And if one follows this path – His teachings of Ananda Marga – then one becomes ensconced in bliss: By reaching up to Parama Purusa and being bathed in His divine nectar, by His grace.

2-4 “A’nandam’ Brahma itya’huh”
Meaning: This a’nanda is called Brahma

So our Marga is the path to Brahma. And Shravanii Purnima is the day when Baba graciously first revealed this path to humanity. So this is one highly memorable occasion as it marks the birth of Ananda Marga as we know it. It was on Shravanii Purnima that those devotees began performing AM sadhana, and thereafter began holding dharmacakra and following so many
spiritual teachings, by Baba’s grace. Later on the organisation was formed in 1955; but, by then already Baba had beautifully created so many followers of Ananda Marga. That is why Shravanii Purnima in 1939 is the real birth of Ananda Marga – the path of bliss.

THE DEEP SIGNIFICANCE OF SHRA’VAN’II PU’RN’IMA’

Since that very day of Shra’van’ii Pu’rn’ima’, the cosmic play started between the divine forces and crude forces. And ultimately the collective kundalinii got awakened and started rising up, by His grace. This entire scene Baba describes in the above Prabhat Samgiita.

The overall idea is that Baba has infused this whole world with His special vibration. And in that way there will be victory over the crudeness & staticity. That is what happened through that historic initiation of Kalicharanji in 1939.

In AM history this day of Shra’van’ii Pu’rn’ima’ has deep importance, not just physical history but psychic and spiritual history too. It has a special significance because that day Parama Purusa infused His spiritual power and energy which is working and will work in future also. So this Shra’van’ii Pu’rn’ima’ has great value.

In true sense human beings come on this earth to reach and achieve this goal – Parama Purus’a. And Parama Purusa Himself comes in the form of Ta’raka Brahma to help and execute this task. That is what was auspiciously started by our Sadguru Shrii Shrii Anandamurtiji in 1939 when He graciously performed His first initiation.

THE DIVINE APPEARANCE OF TARAKA BRAHMA

As every Ananda Margii has realised, His divine advent (Ananda Purnima) itself is very meaningful; and, so is the special day of Shravanii Purnima when He blessed humanity by initiating aspirants onto the divine path of AM tantra sadhana. Both days are historic events. Because Ta’raka Brahma comes on this earth to liberate one and all from all sorts of bondages: physical, psychic and spiritual.

Baba says, “No one need harbour any doubt that Parama Purus’a exists to promote the well-being of all created beings. If He was not concerned about the welfare of the living unit beings, He would have remained in His unqualified stance forever and would not have manifested Himself as Ta’raka Brahma or Sagun’a Brahma. But He did manifest Himself in this way and has
just showed His intention of promoting the well-being of humanity. That is why He has given the assurance:”

“Paritra’n’ya…”

“Now what is the necessity for His repeated advent into this world? To ensure human welfare; about that there is no doubt. Human welfare primarily means welfare in the spiritual stratum…” (Prout in a Nutshell-11 pg 59-60)

SHARANAGATI = UNDER HIS DIVINE SHELTER

So we are fortunate and especially graced that Baba has taken us in His loving shelter. When He has graciousluy accepted us as His disciples, it means we are in His divine care.

Those who do not have that deeper connection with Baba, with their superficial understanding they may think that ‘Baba has left us, He has gone, He did not fulfill…’. But those who are devotees have the real understanding. They know that Baba is with us, and that HE is always remaining along with us. And we can have His communication, & we can get His blessing in Guru cakra through the medium of the dhya’na sadhana that He has taught us.

BABA’S BLESSING

Baba says, “The one formless, beginningless and infinite Parama Brahma (Supreme Consciousness) is the only entity to be attained by living beings – That alone is Jagat Guru (the Supreme preceptor), That alone has revealed Brahmavidya (intuitional science) to us through the medium of the name and form of Shrii Shrii Anandamurtijii. Unit beings must be made to appreciate
Its majesty.” (Caryacarya II p.1)

Namaskar,
Chandra Shekhar

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Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2012 07:49:02 +0530
From: Sambalapur Margii
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: Re: Goenka’s Oil Was Stolen #3

Baba

== RE: GOENKA’S OIL WAS STOLEN ==

~ Part 3 ~

(This is the third posting in this series; a link to the second posting is appended below while the initial letter on this topic appears in full in this email. – Eds)

Namaskar,

This below letter is true. The oil cans were lifted to Sambalpur from Jharsuguda railway station. Nitimaya gave one oil can to Rudradevananda and the other can was given to her brother-in-law. She is justifying her action with several logic. She is a frequent visitor of Rudradevananda and stays with him. Where she is now? She is now in Ambika Nagar ( Sambalpur ) in the house of her brother-in-law. Instead of doing organisational works, reporting, R D S etc she stays here in her brother-in-law’s house.

>Can anyone tell more about respected Diidii Ananda Niitimaya:

Yes brother. According to wt didis she is the most cruel woman in Avdhutika dress. Didis don’t regard her as a didi. Nitimaya spends her most of time in her brother-in-law’s house, no interest she has in missionary works of Baba and Marga. It is suffice to say she is always with the deserter ex wts.

A margii,
Sambalpur.

On 07/16/2012 09:11 AM, AM-GLOBAL wrote:
To: am-global@earthlink.net
From:
Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2012 06:18:55
Subject: Goenka’s Oil Was Stolen

Baba

== GOENKA’S OIL WAS STOLEN ==

Namaskar,

This is one important incident which recently transpired. We should all think how this should be addressed.

HOW SHRIMATI SEEMA GOENKA’S OIL WAS SECRETLY “RE-ROUTED”

Shriimati Seema Goenka of Tade Pade Gudam (A.P.) generously donated a huge container of cooking oil to Centre via the DSL Diidii of Rajmundari.

Seema Goenka kindey allotted that oil for didis camps etc. But Avadhutika Ananda Nitimaya Acarya interceded and instructed that DSL Diidii to bring that oil directly to Jhar Sugura where a margii would meet her. When DSL Diidii arrived at the station in Jhar Sugura, she was surprised to see that that Niitimaya’s laokik brother-in-law (Diidiiji’s laokik sister’s husband) was there to receive the cargo and unload the oil container. That brother-in-law took away that huge vat of oil along with other cargo that was collected for Ananda Marga service projects etc, and he kept it for his laokik family.

The kind donor of the edible oil, Shrimati Seema of Tade Pade Gudam, has no idea about any of this. Indeed, at this very moment, she probably thinks that the oil she generously donated was used to feed all the wts and participants at the camps, RDS, etc. She does not know that her donation was hijacked and redirected to the laokika family of Ananda Niitimaya. Rather Seema Goenka thinks it was used by all Diidiis in the camp for their enjoyment. But the oil reached somewhere else. When all the Diidiis reached in RDS etc, then Ananda Niitimaya told them that there is no food and that they needed to go beg in the town and bring something eat.

PLEASE FORWARD OR INFORM GOENKA FAMILY

So this is the tragic tale of how Diidiiji Ananda Niitimaya stole the oil donated by Srmati Seema Goenka and how Ananda Niitimaya furthermore mistreated her junior workers by depriving them of food.

Anyone who reads this, please forward this email and the entire Goenka family should be informed as well.

Can anyone tell more about respected Diidii Ananda Niitimaya.

Namaskar,
Jayashrii Behra

Note: LINK TO THE SECOND LETTER

What appears in full above are the first and third letters of this series. Here below is a link to the second letter:

http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/07/re-goenkas-oil-was-stolen-2.html

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Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2012 21:21:36 -0000
To: am-global@earthlink.net
From: Prabha Sarani
Subject: Re: Goenka’s Oil Was Stolen #2

Baba

== RE: GOENKA’S OIL WAS STOLEN ==

~ Part 2 ~

(This is the second posting in this series; a link to the first posting is appended below. – Eds)

Namaskar,

“Shriimati Seema Goenka of Tade Pade Gudam (A.P.) generously donated a huge container of cooking oil to Centre via the DSL Diidii of Rajmundari. Seema Goenka kindly allotted that oil for didis camps etc. But Avadhutika Ananda Nitimaya Acarya interceded and instructed that DSL Diidii to bring that oil directly to Jhar Sugura where a margii would meet her. When DSL Diidii arrived at the station in Jhar Sugura, she was surprised to see that that Niitimaya’s laokik brother-in-law (Diidiiji’s laokik sister’s husband) was there to receive the cargo and unload the oil container. That brother-in-law took away that huge vat of oil along with other cargo that was collected for Ananda Marga service projects etc, and he kept it for his laokik family.”

The above account about stealing Seema Goenka’s donated oil is, unfortunately, not an isolated incident with this Diidii.

Avadhutika Ananda Niitimaya Acarya is a central worker and I know first-hand how she has her own special plan and strategy with regards to collecting donations. She orders her junior Diidiis to collect goods from their posting areas and respective fields. Ananda Niitimaya arms them with this advice, “If you ask for large amounts of money then potential donors (margiis, sympathizers, and the public) become skeptical, whereas if you ask for material goods like food or clothing etc, then they are very generous. Then they feel more confident that their donation is being used to help the needy.” This is Diidiiji’s keen approach and she commands all her junior Diidiis to do like this.

Accordingly, her junior workers collect large amounts of goods from margiis and citizens in their area, and then when it is time for reporting or Wt camps and DMS, they make the long journey to centre – carrying all those goods with them.

Once they arrive in centre, Diidii Ananda Niitimaya receives all those “supplies”, i.e. those donated goods: (winter clothing, blankets, shoes, medicine, silverware / utensils, household items etc). Then she orders her various junior Diidiis to repack them into various bundles. Then they all load everything up onto the train and Diidii herself rides along with all that cargo to her laokik home. She then distributes that booty amongst her entire extended family: close relations plus cousins, cousin-brothers, aunts, nieces, and in-laws. They “gobble-up” all those donations. Those goods were meant for our acaryas and social service projects etc, yet it all gets routed to Diidiiji’s ancestral home. This is the way it works. And when various Dadas visit the area, they see all those supplies being used there in the home.

Here is one more incident:

On a recent occasion, margiis donated 50 blankets to be distributed among those Wts who did not have much. But Diidii Ananda Niitimaya immediately capitalised on the situation, and had all those blankets sent to her laokika home. When those diidiis who did not have blankets approached Diidii Ananda Niitimaya about having a blanket, she told them to go to town and beg for blankets.

And there are many more accounts of this nature with this Diidii, unfortunately.

BABA’S TEACHING ON TAPAH

We should all pay heed to Baba’s below guideline about tapah an serving others. If our donations do not reach the right person or party, then we ourselves are to be held accountable. If we fail to ensure that our donation is used to serve those in need, then that service or donation is meaningless. With a good heart Srimati Seema Goenka wished to serve needy Wt didis, but unfortunately all her efforts were in vain. Please read Baba’s below warning.

Baba says, “Tapah devoid of knowledge is bound to be misused. The opportunists will misuse your energy by extracting work from you to serve their selfish ends, and at the same time this will deprive the real sufferers of their due services from you. A rich miser approaches you with a tale of woe and entreats you to give him relief. Being moved with pity, if you do what is needed to relieve him of his suffering, the very purpose of tapah will be defeated, as it is without any knowledge or reasoning. The end result of your service will be that the rich man whom you have served will become more miserly and more selfish and will, in the future, try to deceive in a greater way people who dedicate themselves to the service of humanity. Secondly, as you will, to some extent, know his inner motive, you will become mentally depressed and you will also develop a hostile attitude towards him. Therefore, while following the principle of tapah you should ascertain fully well whether the person you are going to serve, really needs your service. Only then should you engage yourself in service…Therefore, you will have to ascertain with discrimination where your responsibility lies and to what extent; otherwise all your time, energy and labour employed in tapah will be in vain…because in such cases you do not make the proper use of objects.” (A Guide to Human Conduct, Tapah Chapter)

Namaskar,
Prabha Sarani

Note: LINK TO EARLIER LETTER

http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/07/goenkas-oil-was-stolen.html

PRABHAT SAMGIITA

“Ka’che na’hi a’so kabhu, e ki toma’r bha’laba’sa’…” (P.S. 486)

Purport:

Baba, You are my dearest One. You have deeply linked Yourself with my whole existence. By Your grace my each and every thought & movement is centering around You. Baba, You are the focal point of my life. You are my Goal. Baba, I love You so much. Even then You never come close to me. You are always keeping Yourself far away and distant. Baba, what type of love is this of Yours. I have so much heart-felt feeling for You, yet You are not regularly manifesting Yourself to me. You are not even occasionally visiting me.

Baba, by Your grace, Your divine image immediately appears in my mind whenever I come in contact with the sweet smell of flowers. When that flower fragrance permeates the air I always feel Your presence. In that blissful moment, I always think of You. It is Your grace. Baba, whenever I feel happy, then suddenly You take advent and shower Yourself in my mind and heart. In that moment, You always come close. Baba, You are the warmth of my heart – the vitality of my being. Baba, all the hopes and aspirations of my life are revolving around You.

Baba, when I am not getting You in the deep core of my heart, then I feel totally lost and restless. In that desperate situation, I just cry & cry – weeping bitterly for hours on end. Baba, all my desires and longings depend exclusively on You.

Baba, You are so gracious; You are my closest One. You have lovingly filled my life and my whole existence with Your divine effulgence & love. Baba, You are my everything. Baba, I have only one longing: To be in Your close proximity. Please be gracious…

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Subject: Re: Blow on Human Intellect #2
Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2012 11:04:46 +0200
From: Amrit Lalloo
To: AM-GLOBAL

== BLOW ON HUMAN INTELLECT ==

~ PART 2 ~

Namaskar
In order for these groupist leaders to remain in power they will innovatively create more and more dogmas. The priesthood in all religions used similar tactics to instill fears and false hopes amongst adherents. Our groupist leaders are no different. One such dogma is the idiotic mahaprayan divasa.

Amrit

On 7/22/12, AM-GLOBAL wrote:

*== BLOW ON HUMAN INTELLECT ==*

Namaskar,

Baba says, “They [groupist leaders] concoct various so-called
scriptures, they formulate all kinds of logic. They maintain to the
human race that all the races in this world are not equal. Thus instead
of considering the interest of the entire human society, they give
preference to the interest of a particular community. This loud
propaganda in favour of a particular community, this parading of
irrational logic, this sort of fallacious argument, all combine to
stifle the spontaneous growth of human intellect. This sort of mentality
is called dogma.” (A Few Problems Solved – 4, p.61)

It looks like some groupist leaders in our Marga are moving in this same
narrow style.

Namaskar,
Kalyan

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To: AM-GLOBAL
From: “Kalyan Deva”
Date: Sat, 21 Jul 2012 21:11:54
Subject: Blow on Human Intellect

Baba

“Sandhya’ bela’y ba’luka’ bela’y bose bose bha’vi tava katha’…” (PS 2671)

Purport:

O’ my dearmost Baba, You Yourself are that infinite, Supreme One. By Your grace, in the evening time on the sandy shore, I was sitting contemplating Your grandeur and glory. O’ my Lord, what an amazing image You have made by manifesting this panoramic universe. By Your grace all this was coming in my mind during my sadhana.

Baba, O’ Parama Purusa, everything is residing within Your mind; You are the Creator of everything. In this vast universe, You have manifested so many shooting stars that are racing across the sky, as well as so many mountains that are crumbling to the ground. Every single expression is part and parcel of Your grand creation. Baba, by Your grace there are innumerable galaxies that are floating in space all by themselves – singing the tales of Your glory. Baba, You are the Supreme Progenitor. Everything is happening within Your mental plate – within Your Cosmic Citta [1]. Baba, whatever happens in this material world is Your thought projection. What You imagine is reality for us. O’ Baba, You are the Creator as well as that Witnessing Entity [2]. Everything is residing within Your vast mind.

Baba, You are so gracious; You think about one and all. You care for and nurture each and every entity of this infinite universe. No matter how big or small, large or tiny, You look upon all with equal love and affection [3]. Everyone and everything is significant for You. You think about those huge, tremendous elephants which demonstrate their power by forcefully stomping through the wild jungles, and You listen to the little stories of the those tiny honey bees that gently hover and buzz around the delicate flowers. Baba, You look after each and everything being. For You, all have equal importance and equal significance. Baba, with Your causeless compassion You look after one and all. You are that Benevolent Witnessing Entity and everything is happening within Your mind.

Baba, by Your grace, in my dhya’na when I see You then I feel so close and loving. I go on thinking about Your magnanimity and vastness, as Controller of this entire vast universe…

END NOTES FOR PRBAHAT SAMGIITA #2671:

[1] Cosmic Citta: This entire universe is His thought projection.

Baba says, “We may say that universe is the manifestation of the Cosmic Citta, born out of psychic vibrations. All the tanma’tras of sound, touch, form, taste and smell that are composed of different kinds of vibrational currents resulting from the gradually crudifying expressions of the Cosmic Consciousness under the influence of the static principle of Prakrti. They are the analytic expressions of those universal rhythms or vibrations. Thus the visible world is created through the gradual crudifications of His thought-projection. The thought-waves, metamorphosing from subtle to the crude manifestations and then, on their way back to their nuclear origin from the crude to the subtle, assuming the mentally developed human form, are indeed guiding the thought-wave cycles towards their ultimate fulfillment. Since the world is His thought-projection, it may be said that this visible world is only His act of thinking and abides only in His imagination. Due to the vibration of Cosmic Citta these variegated forms have blossomed forth through newer and newer thoughts, forms and waves, following one another in succession.” (Subhasita Samgraha – 3, p.40)

[2] Supreme Witnessing Entity: The Divine Entity that bear witness to everything in this entire cosmos.

Baba says, “He is witnessing everyone and everything. Whatever is being created is a different stage of creation. He is the subject and all other entities are His objects. He is the Witnessing Entity because He is the Supreme controller.” (Ananda Marga Ideology and Way of Life – 10)

[3] Equal Love and Affection for All: Parama Purusa looks upon all with equal love and affection.

Sama plus’in’a’ sa’ma mashakena
Sama na’gena sama ebhistribhih lakaeh

Baba says, “He looks upon a tiny white ant with as much love and affection as on a mosquito. Nor does He think of a large mammoth more than other entities, for a mammoth has a mind just as an ant has. So He thinks equally of all: He thinks of a white ant or a mosquito with the same seriousness as of a mammoth or an elephant, and He attaches same importance to each individual creature as to all the three worlds.” (Subhasita Samgraha – 18, p.22)

== BLOW ON HUMAN INTELLECT ==

Namaskar,

Baba says, “They [groupist leaders] concoct various so-called scriptures, they formulate all kinds of logic. They maintain to the human race that all the races in this world are not equal. Thus instead of considering the interest of the entire human society, they give preference to the interest of a particular community. This loud propaganda in favour of a particular community, this parading of irrational logic, this sort of fallacious argument, all combine to stifle the spontaneous growth of human intellect. This sort of mentality is called dogma.” (A Few Problems Solved – 4, p.61)

It looks like some groupist leaders in our Marga are moving in this same narrow style.

Namaskar,
Kalyan

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From: “A. Roy”
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: The Advent
Date: Fri Jul 20 2012, 19:05 +0530

Baba

‘Before the Advent’

PS Intro: This below song describes the scene of that pre-1920 era, i.e. before the divine advent of Parama Purusa. In that time, the people were completely distraught and feeling helpless; they were pained by witnessing all the suffering of their brothers and sisters. Those days the whole humanity was being exploited, tortured, and choked. In response, various great devotees tried to solve the situation but they could not get victory over those wicked, demonic forces. That is why they began desperately calling for that Divine Entity – Parama Purusa – to come immediately and rescue them from those the cruel rulers and restore harmony and peace throughout the society. So this song is the expression of the heart of those devotees from that era when they were desperately crying for His divine help. Upon hearing their call, by His sweet will, Parama Purusa Baba has taken advent as the Taraka Brahma; He has created a tremendous psycho-spiritual vibration whereby all the problems were solved – completely. In the very near future, in the coming hours and days, we will see those divine solutions manifest in the physical sphere.

“Manavta’ a’ja dhu’la’y lut’a’y, tumi keno du’re royecho…” (PS 2815)

Purport:

Baba, the whole humanity is wallowing in the dust. People have lost their dharma and have fallen into sin and the suffocating noose of materialism. There is hatred, war, and destruction all around. Human beings are behaving like animals. Baba, why are You not listening; why are You remaining far; why are You allowing this degradation to take place. Baba, all the sweet softness has turned into an abrasive roughness. Love and compassion have turned into animosity and cruelty. The sweet devotional feeling has gotten completely dried up. Now crudity, materialism, and lust are the rule of the day. Baba, seeing this terrible circumstance is Your heart not moved. Do You not understand what is happening, why are You not showering Your grace.

Baba, please grace us by coming. In this present era, the fragrant flower pollen has lost its sweet aroma and has now become stale and dry. The sandalwood has lost its aromatic fragrance and become crude and static, like a demon body. Morality and devotion have become relics of the past; they are completely absent in the world nowadays. Baba, why have You allowed noxious poison to spread throughout the flower garden. Why are You letting the whole society become overrun by the crudeness of materialism and religious dogmas. Baba, why are You not coming in the inner core of my heart.

Baba, the great virtue of generations and generations of sadhana has become lost. Humanity’s benevolent brilliance and compassionate endeavours are long gone. All the dharmic teachings of those great rishis and yogis has faded away. Instead all the people have fallen into the depths of degeneration and sin. Everything sweet and pure in this world has gotten crushed by the hell-bent ways of materialism and communism etc. Mundane and superficial things have become the goal of life. Negative forces have taken over as demons in human form are ruling – doing their hellish dance of war and destruction.

O’ Lord, O’ my dearmost Baba, please be gracious and advent Yourself…

== THE ADVENT ==

Namaskar,

Baba says, “Now when the society is in a degenerate or depraved condition, where fissiparous tendencies dominate, where the static principle dominates, it becomes impossible for Parama Purus’a to remain unaffected or unassailed by human sentiments and human cries and human demands. Then and then only does He come in the form of Ta’raka Brahma. ‘Ta’raka’ means ‘the liberator.’ And that Ta’raka is the Ba’ba’ of the created world. For Him devotees sing, ‘Ba’ba’ Na’ma Kevalam’.” (Ananda Vacanamrtam – 12, p.44)

Some confused people think that without fulfilling His promise Taraka Brahma Baba has left the earth.

In the next category up, some mediocre persons, i.e. those who have a slightly better standard of thinking, know that Parama Purusa cannot go astray from His vow. So for them they think His advent is shrouded in mystery and they have to think very deeply to unravel this knot. At least they do not outrightly levy the false accusation that “Baba did not fulfill His promise.” They feel accusing Him would be very bad. Considering these various aspects, they remain quiet.

Finally, those who have deep devotion – agreya buddhi (i.e. pointed intellect) – realise in their heart Baba’s Supreme stance. They understand that just as the style of Lord Krsna was different from that of Lord Shiva, similarly why should Baba follow the old pathway of Lord Krsna: Such as driving the chariot in the battleground with His own hand. Devotees of this category feel in their heart that this time Baba has established a completely new standard: That the grace of Parama Purusa is all that is needed to accomplish any task – anything. Therein lies victory. There is no need for His physical involvement; He need not hold the reigns of the chariot. Rather the chariot is moving by His divine grace and it will go on moving. In this way they think.

So by His grace heaven is getting established on this dusty earth and very soon it will be quite apparent to one and all.

Namaskar,
A. Roy

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From: “Dharmadeva”
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: Sadhana Point: Steps For Better Sadhana
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2012 15:05:27 +0000

Baba
== SADHANA POINT: STEPS FOR BETTER SADHANA ==

Namaskar,

Baba says, “Moksa karanasamagryam bhaktireva gariyasii.”

Meaning: “Bhakti is the best way to moksa or salvation, the approach of bhakti is the best.” ( Ananda Vacanamrtam, part 6)

Following is the sequence for a better, more devotional sadhana practice:

(a) Half bath or full bath

(b) Left nostril open

(c) Shasha’unga’sana (hare pose): a few rounds

(d) Shavasana (corpse posture): briefly

(e) Sing Prabhat Samgiita

(f) Sing Kiirtan loudly and dance Lalita Marmika

(g) Sastaunga Pranam

(h) Bhutashuddhi

(i) Asanashuddhi

(j) Cittashuddhi

(k) Generate longing or devotion for Parama Purusa / Baba;
(Note: this is the last phase of cittashuddhi.)

(l) Repetition of mantra with meaning, longing & devotion to become one with Parama Purusa / Baba.
(Note: This point is applied in first and 6th lesson equally.)

(m) Other various lessons

(n) Guru Puja

(o) Final sastaunga pranam

Note 1: Regarding points (e) and (f), only listening to Prabhat Samgiita or kiirtan is not sufficient as that will not bring about the desired result. Rather one should sing Kiirtan & Prabhat Samgiita with their full heart. Because by singing the mind gets more involved in comparison to just listening.

Note 2: Generating devotional longing is a highly significant aspect. It is the most important step of our sadhana. If one does everything but this point is lacking then sadhana will be futile or dry. And if the arousal of devotion is done successfully then one can reach one’s goal without any delay. I came to know from various acaryas that this point is in acarya diary.

Namaskar,
Dharmadeva

PRABHAT SAMGIITA

‘The Divine Call’

“Yuga’nterar tamasa’ na’shite, a’lor jhalake esechile…” (PS 4718)

Purport:

Baba, O’ Divine Entity, in those dark days of old when the whole society was drowned in dogma and everyone was suffering in pain and agony, then in that desperate moment in a flash of lightening – floating in the rhythm of dance – You Yourself came and showered Your grace to wipe away the age-old staticity.

Baba, before Your auspicious arrival, in that bleak era there was no positive pulsation of life. Just there was sorrow and misery in every direction. Everyone was feeling tense and depressed – sunk in the delusion of darkness. There was selfishness, in-fighting, and hatred all around. The earth was hopeless. Nobody had the courage or inspiration to shake the struggling humanity from its agonies. Nobody valiantly came forward and declared, ‘Arise, awake, the new dawn has come! Get rid of all the dogma and follow the path of neo-humanism!’ Nobody told like this. The scene was totally grim. Then suddenly, out of nowhere, in one auspicious moment You Yourself came and graciously told, ‘Always keep one great philosophy in mind: There is only movement if one is progressing ahead towards divinity – towards Supreme fulfillment, toward the Cosmic Hub’. In that auspicious hour, this was Your divine blessing.

Baba, Your victorious chariot is fast moving ahead with its rattling sound, in the bhuloka, duloka, and triloka and in throughout the infinite. Baba, Your divine vibration is reaching each and every corner of this vast cosmos. Without people’s awareness, by Your grace the whole planet and the entire universe is being transformed in all the realms: physical, psychic, and spiritual. O my Dearmost Baba, You told everyone, ‘In your frustration do not sit and cry in the depths of hell. Arise, awake, and follow the divine path. Human life is very valuable and you must not forget that Your goal is Parama Purusa.’ Baba, this divine & eternal blessing You showered upon all.

Baba, You came wiped away all the staticity by showering Your divine effulgence. It is Your grace, is is Your grace

END NOTE ABOUT PRABHAT SAMGIITA #4718:

The below passage from Baba’s following discourse expresses the conclusive idea of this Prabhat Samgiita.

Baba says, “O human beings, you are fortunate. The clarion call of the Universal has reached you. Not only has the call come, but you are hearing it and it is vibrating in every cell of your body. Will you now lie in the corner of your house as an inert being and waste your time by clinging to old skeletons and bemoaning them? The Supreme Being is calling you in the roar of the ocean, in the thunder of the clouds, in the speed of lightning, in the meteor’s flaming fires. Nothing good will come from idleness. Get up and awake the clouded chivalry of your dormant youth. It may be that the path is not strewn with flowers and that inferiority complex will be attempting to hold fast your each advancing step, but even then you have to proceed onwards tearing the shroud of darkness. You will tear the thick darkness of despair as you advance in the racing chariot radiant with the Sun’s brilliance towards the attainment of the Supreme state.” (Subhasita Samgraha – 1)

Hence those same divine ideas which Baba has graciously revealed in His various discourses are also present in Prabhat Samgiita. Those same ideas which He has given in prose He has also given in His music and poetry. The main difference between His spoken discourses and Prabhat Samgiita is that Prabhat Samgiita is quite concentrated. Those teachings of Prabhat Samgiita are presented in a very concentrated form – such as in half a line or less; whereas in His discourses that same idea might be explained over the course of several pages or more. That is why without proper translations and purports, Prabhat Samgiita is often unintelligible.

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From: Viniita Deva
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2012 07:45:44 -0400
To: AM-GLOBAL
Subject: Re: Painful Story of One Wt #3

Baba

== RE: PAINFUL STORY OF ONE WT #3 ==

Namaskar,

On 06 July 2012, Manorainjan Deva wrote:

“when GS Dada Citsvarupanandji heard that Umeshvarananda had accepted 500 rupees from a local Ranchi margii, then GS became furious and ordered Umeshvarananda to come before him. Next, GS Dada sternly told Umeshvarananda to remove all his clothes. GS gave the duty to Ac Dharman Brahmacari to make sure that Umeshvarananda undressed; then GS told Dharman Brc to bring a big, big stick. Without any other recourse, Ac Dharman followed GS’s orders and brought one giant, strong stick.

In his full fury, GS furthermore demanded: “First give me that 500 rupees! That is my money. Where is that money!”

They searched Umeshvarananda’s clothing and belongings and found some money. They counted it and saw that it was less than 500 rupees.

In his rage, GS ordered: “Vomit whatever food you ate with that money.”

Umeshvarananda stood still.

GS Dada then proceeded to mercilessly beat and whip Umeshvarananda’s naked body 11 times with that big stick on his buttocks. Huge marks and welts immediately erupted on Umeshvarananda’s body. It was a vicious beating and a hideous sight.

Then GS Dada said, “If you ever accept money from Ranchi margiis again, I will kill you and bury you here in this Baba Quarters; then I will do sadhana on the very ground where you are buried. The police will never know anything.”

STORY ABOUT GHOST BHUTANANDA MAHARAJA:

BEATS AND TORTURES HIS DISCIPLES

When I read the above account, it reminded me of Baba’s story about the Kingdom of Darkness in His book, “Under the Fathomless Depths of the Deep Blue Sea.” In that story, Baba depicts the nasty ordeals of how the ghost leader was notoriously greedy.

Specifically, the ghost sadhu and “spiritual leader”, His Holiness Bhutananda Maharaja (note: Bhut literally means ghost) hides an entire tray of sweets. The greedy Bhutananda ghost does not want to share them with anyone; rather, he wants those sweets entirely for himself.

At the same time, His Holiness Bhutananda lets it be known to one and all that he is fasting that day. Yet, secretly in his mind he is thinking about devouring those hidden sweets. Later, while all alone, His Holiness Bhutananda hastily tries to retrieve and eat those sweets, but in his hurry he cannot find them. Bhutananda becomes absolutely furious. The outraged ghost goes on a wild tantrum and starts interrogating & beating his innocent disciples over those missing sweets.

Here is the excerpt from Baba’s book:

Then His Holiness [i.e. Ghost Bhutananda Maharaja] turned around in search of the malpo sweets. He was amazed to see that there was nothing there. The sweets were missing.

His Holiness was beside himself with anger. “Hey you fellows, who ate the malpos? Don’t you know they were meant for me? Who ate them? Vomit them out immediately. I won’t spare you until I’ve eaten those malpos!!!”

The disciples said, trembling, “Believe us, Your Holiness, we didn’t eat them. We swear by touching bones, we promise by touching cow-dung, we pledge by touching dead bodies that neither did we eat them nor did we allow a cow ghost or a cat ghost or even an ant ghost to touch them. It is really a strange thing, Your Holiness.”

His Holiness roared, “I don’t want to hear these things; I know you have eaten them. Vomit them out! I shall eat them.”

There ensued a big scuffle between His Holiness and his disciples. An initial shouting match became a bloody battle…Male and female ghosts were arrested in large numbers. Many of them were beaten with sticks to get a forced confession that they had eaten the malpo sweets. No one, however, would confess to such a downright falsehood.” (Under the Fathomless Depths of the Deep Blue Sea, p. 26-9)

DECIDE FOR YOURSELF

Now decide for yourself what is the difference between the antics of Ghost Bhutananda Maharaja and those of GS Dada Citsvarupananda?

Awaiting your reply.

Sincerely,
Viniit Deva

Note: LINKS TO THE FIRST TWO LETTERS OF THIS SERIES

#1: http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/07/painful-story-of-one-wt.html

#2: http://www.am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/07/re-painful-story-of-one-wt-2.html

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Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2012 19:33:58 +0530
To: am-global@earthlink.net
From: Harideva
Subject: Re: How to Cope with Death #3

Baba

== RE: HOW TO COPE WITH DEATH ==

~ Part 3 ~

(This is the third posting in this series; links to the two earlier letters are appended below. The first posting was titled “How to Deal with Death” when in actuality it was about coping with death. So we changed the title thereafter and part 2 and 3 reflect the new title. – Eds)

Namaskar,
With great interest, I have been following along and have read the first two letters on this important topic. Already I have passed along some of the many guidelines to my friends, family members and neighbors as this is a practical matter for everyone.

Below is a short Q & A section that encompasses some of the key points. That said, to get the key step-by-step instruction – based on Baba’s discourse – for helping the grieving family cope with a loss, please read the first letter in its entirety.

The following looks at some of the more general issues involved.

SOME KEY QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER

1. Should our deceased be preserved, placed in cold storage, made into mummies, and / or transported over long distances to be cremated?

No. This goes entirely against that special discourse delivered by Baba for bringing relief to the grieving family. Our shraddha ceremony must be performed in a timely manner, within a 12-day period as prescribed by Baba.

2. Should we continue to hold onto the bodies of our deceased until the next seminar, DMS, or large gathering so that maximum people can pay their last respects?

No. Here again this goes against Baba’s stated maxim. The death ceremony and cremation must be done in a timely manner – within 12 days or less. This helps reduce the grief and stress experienced by the mourning family.

3. Should we keep the body long enough for unborn babies to see that deceased person. With the advancement of science, should we arrange bodies so they can be viewed by the coming generation(s) just like they have done with certain political leaders?

No. We do not believe in such an approach. The deceased should be cremated within a 12-day window according Caryacarya. Otherwise the grieving family is subjected to prolonged suffering and agony.

4. Should we treat our various master units, Baba Quarters, and retreat centers as burial grounds like Christians and Muslims do etc? Should there be cemeteries in the back of each and every jagrti like Christian churches? – should there be tombs of all great margiis and all their history etc – etc

No. In our Ananda Marga, we do not believe in such dogmatic religious rituals. Our jagrtis are not to be turned into cemeteries or cremation grounds.

5. Should tombs be erected for our deceased acaryas and margiis?

We worship Parama Purusa, not deceased unit beings. That is our main ethic and spiritual approach.

Furthermore, when there are thousands of tombs of countless margiis and acaryas, there will not be any place or free space for service projects, gardens, and more. Tombs will be all over; this is a serious problem. Why should we go down that path which has been paved by the dogmatic religions. There is no benefit – only loss.

SUMMARY STATEMENT

Indeed these are but some of the many points that demand our review. While many of these questions are relevant today, others will be critically important in the future with the further advancement of science.

If someone is greatly respected then someone may try to keep that body on display up to eternity for all to see. After all, Lenin’s body has been on display in Russia since 1924. With more refined techniques, one could conceivably try to preserve a body up to eternity.

In our Marga, this entire topic should be made perfectly clear. All such points must be discussed beforehand. It should be known ahead of time. Because once a person dies then people become extremely sentimental and that is not the time to raise these critical issues. Best is to have all the do’s and don’ts resolved beforehand. That is what this entire series of postings has aimed to do.

Namaskar,
Harideva

Note: LINKS TO EARLIER POSTINGS ON THIS TOPIC

#1: http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/07/how-to-deal-with-death.html

#2: http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/07/re-how-to-cope-with-death-2.html

PRABHAT SAMGIITA

“D’eke ja’i sa’r’a’ na’ pa’i, e ki kat’hin hrdaya…” (P.S. 3184)

Purport:

Baba, You are the most loving One, even then I go on calling You, and I never get any response. Your heart is tough. It seems You do not care about my longing; otherwise You would respond. Baba, O’ my Dearmost, sometimes You come close, and sometimes You go on smiling, keeping Yourself distant. What type of drama or divine play is this.

With the melody and rhythm of the dance, You go on floating like a tidal wave in the ocean. In all the ups and downs of Your various vibrations I always feel Your sweetness.

Baba, in all the ages You are; You remain all the time; You never get lost. You are also present in those memories which have already faded away.
There also You are. You are ever-present in the nucleus of everything, manifested or not manifested. Everything is saturated with Your love, Your
grace. Baba, You love me and You want to listen to my call again and again, that is why You do not respond. This is one aspect of Your loving expression.
Baba, I surrender everything unto You…

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