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To: AM-GLOBAL
Subject: Re: Daughter’s Lucrative Job #2
Date: Thu 12 Jul 2012 22:52:45
From: Visvanath Deva

Baba

== RE: DAUGHTER’S LUCRATIVE JOB ==

~ Part 3 ~

(This is the third part of this series; links to the first two letters are appended below. – Eds)

Note 1: Usually people write the word Didi as D-i-d-i. But this is not the correct spelling. The proper spelling is D-i-i-d-i-i, or Diidii. Now it has become the accepted slang / norm to write Didi, but this is not correct. Even then, upon hearing this, some people do not and will not want to change. As a sadhaka, one should have the flexibility of mind to give up dogma and embrace rationality. One should have a proper rational outlook to overcome such dogma. The proper spelling is Diidii.

Namaskar,

On June 21, Ram Kumar wrote:

“Diidiiji [Ananda Madhurima] receives a “healthy” sum of contributions on a regular basis from around the globe – all of which is designated for the use and upkeep of the Ananda Marga Didis WT Training Centre [in Bangalore]. But that is not going on – that is the tragedy. All those monies are not going towards improving the integrity and standard of the WT TC. Rather, Trainer Didi keeps 50% of all donations for herself and sends those funds back to her laokika [see note 2] family [in Vaishali district].”

My Reply:

So that is what is going on – why is Didi Ananda Madhurima doing like this. I may not know all the details about what is going on now, but I fully recall what the prior Trainer Didi, Avdhutika Ananda Madhudyotona, did. My brother-in-law resides in Vaishali proper and I will request him to go and visit Viddupur – the laokik home area of Didi Ananda Madhurima. My brother-in-law will write me with the news about how far that loakik family is benefitting from Diidii’s embezzlement.

This is shocking for me because I was thinking that the current trainer Didi was honest.

Here I would like to comment on what was going on in the didi’s Training Centre (TC) in Bangalore BEFORE Ananda Madhurima took over the charge. Because the prior trainer, Didi Ananda Madhudyotona, has her own history.

ABOUT THE PRIOR WT TRAINER IN BANGALORE

1. During Avtk Ananda Madhudyotona Acarya’s tenure as Trainer Diidii in Bangalore, she basically treated TC as a personal money making venture. She was far more concerned in using the trainees as free labor for increasing profits at her school than teaching them anything about AM philosophy and spiritual practices.

2. After rising early and doing hasty practices – i.e. short sadhana and little or no asanas or kaoshikii – trainees would hasten over to the school to start their workday with the 175+ students. They would be there all day (8+hrs) and then return back to the Centre tired, exhausted and emotionally drained.

3. Then at the Centre (TC), even though it had been a long day, there was the possibility to teach the trainees about AM philosophy etc. But this Madhudyotona Didi never did. Rather she herself would return back and just watch TV. Trainer Didi would literally pass all her evening hours glued to the television watching soap operas, love stories, serials, and other filmy programming. And when love affair or marriage scene came then she used to cry and long for this. Didi was completely fascinated with her colour television and had zero or no interest in teaching the trainees anything about dharma.

4. For this reason, the trainees – many of whom were home girls – were left to their own devices. After a long day working at the school, they would return and spend the time bickering, eating and arguing. In addition, Didiji would invite them into her chambers to watch television.

5. When together there was no talk about sadhana, service or AM ideals. Rather they would openly gossip about boys, relationships, and express their yearning to fall in love and marry. Didiji would also be part of this. Perhaps that was why there was so much fascination with the television. That way they would fulfill their tamarisk worldly dreams through these TV characters.

INTERROGATED THEM LIKE POLICE CAPTAIN

5a. Diidii Madhudyotona would furthermore interrogate her trainees like a police captain. With a hard glare she blurted out these questions to new trainees:
– Why do you want to be a Wt?
– What is wrong with you?
– Why not just go marry?
– What are you doing here?
She spoke in a rough and tumble manner – always rude and harsh; whereas a true Trainer Diidii would be understanding and supportive of new trainees’ desire to become a WT.

So that respected former Trainer Diidii herself was not convinced about WT life. In that case how could she possibly convince new trainees. Rather Trainer Diidii Madhudyotona was always more concerned about money. When she met a new trainee she just thought it was a headache that this is another person to feed. So new trainees were not welcomed; rather they were exposed to ragging & abuse. New trainees had to clean the toilet and floor everyday and massage everyone’s feet. That is not at all Baba’s rule that newcomers should be harassed. But that is what the former Trainer Diidii did. Apparently she learned this type of thing from reading the newspapers and seeing TV shows about student ragging. This is not part of the WT curriculum to rag and abuse. This is just one sadistic mentality, not at all compassionate, that she adopted from the pseudo-culture media and films.

In contrast, the current Trainer Diidiiji is very pointed in teaching the trainees about dharma and our AM way of life. She encourages them to become good Wts. That’s why I was totally surprised that this current trainer Didi Ananda Madhurima has been diverting a large amount of TC funds back to her laokika family in Vaishali district. Outside of that her conduct is very good.

SCHOOL: JUST A MONEY-MAKING VENTURE

6. As for working in the school, indeed Baba has declared that every TC should have a school to support the TC financially. But Baba has mandated that trainees are to work at the school for 3 hours per week, not 8+ hrs per day. Due to her extreme greed, the former trainer Diidiiji was hustling and bustling the trainees to work in the school to make more and more money. In result, the tender minds of those young trainees were never given the right opportunity to engage in AM teachings and sadhana. They could never get coloured in the devotional flow of AM. That remains the greatest tragedy.

7. And when they were not involved in teaching or chores, then Diidiiji often sent them to town to beg for food. It would take them long hours and arduous labor to complete the task and they would return back dirty and tired.

8. Their time in training centre should be AM based. They should have multiple classes each day led by Trainer Diidii; there should be time for debate and discussion; minimum 2hrs must be allotted for self-study and memorization time for each trainee; mid-day sadhana must be practiced. And there should be a little bit of free time for games and sports etc. This is the proper way to structure a day in a WT training centre.

But the former Trainer Diidii in Bangalore instead plunged her trainees in working at the school for hours on end, day after day, and never exposed them to AM ideals in a meaningful way.

POOR OUTCOME

9. In result, when such trainees were sent to Ranchi to become full-fledged Wts, they were totally unprepared for the task. They had spent the prior months and years wholly indulged in a crude environment, and had no interest or insight how to live as a true WT and propagate AM ideals. It was discovered that their own personal sadhana lessons were totally incomplete. In quick succession, those in Ranchi gave them their sadhana, furnished them with WT dress, and sent them out in the field – essentially unprepared to handle WT life. In result, more than 75% of them left Wt life and got married. Indeed, the entire situation when Diidii Ananda Madhudyotona was running TC was shameful.

Thus – as we review the current situation with Diidii Ananda Madhurima at the helm of TC – I thought it worthwhile and important to share what was going on when Diidii Ananda Madhudyotona was running the TC. Both have their problems, it seems.

Namaskar,
Vishvanath Deva

Note 1: AIM

The aim of this letter is to inform people; everyone should know the history so these same errors are not repeated. Wrongdoers should understand that no misdeed can be concealed forever so nobody should indulge in such degrading and ill behaviours. Anyone who is aware about misdeeds or problems harming the organisation should point out the misconduct with a benevolent voice. Then the organisation can be cleaned and made better and stronger. If thieves are secretly planning to rob someone then one must shed the light on them, then such thieves will give up their plan. History proves that wrongdoers operate under the cloak of darkness and not during the open and free dissemination of news. That is why we see that so many ills of society have been eliminated: Due to great strides in communication and heightened public awareness. Covering up and hiding negative stories for the sake of prestige is a very poor solution. That exacerbates the problem. Please come forward and share your stories.

Note 2: WHAT IS MEANT BY LAOKIK

Laokik refers to one’s birth home and worldly family. Wholetimers take the vow not to have communication with their worldly parents; they also take the vow vow to adopt the entire humanity and greater universe as their family. Becoming a Wt does not mean working a corporate job where one sometimes sends money back to parents. Wt life is not like that. In wholetimer life, you dedicate your all to everyone’s welfare, and not to a few individuals of your worldly family. A true Wt embraces all as part of their cosmic family.

Note 3: LINKS TO EARLIER LETTERS

http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/06/daughters-lucrative-job.html

http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/06/re-1-daughters-lucrative-job.html

PRABHAT SAMGIITA

“A’so na’, ja’o na’ kabhu, chile, a’cho, tha’kibe tumi…” (P.S. 590)

Purport:

Baba, You neither come nor go. You were, You are, and You will remain forever with everyone. You are liila personified; You go on playing Your
liila like this.

In the last so many millions and millions of years, those who were existing in Your infinite bosom, still today they are and they will remain there. Everyone’s abode is within You. Whoever will come in the future, up to thousands and millions of years, will also never get destroyed. They will always remain within You. Having everyone together, You go on playing Your liila in this beginningless and endless way.

Baba, because of this infinite quality of Yours, I do sastaunga pranam again and again at Your lotus feet. Those who are millions of light years away from You, they will also never be lost in oblivion. They are dancing within You. With Your love You are tying everyone close to You. Baba, because of Your infinite charm and grace my whole existence is surrendered at Your alter…

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Subject: Re: DMS News #12: Uncultured Dance in Cultural Program
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 17:55:01 +0530
From: dada nitya
To: AM-GLOBAL

Baba

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

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

Namaskar,

Brother Divyam’shu wrote:

“The fact is that Mr Pathak’s dance programs are strongly influenced by Bollywood sensuality. As a performance director, he takes all his cues from the materialistic movie / fashion industry. That is why there is so much pseudo-culture in his dance productions that are done under the banner of Rawa. So how could a highly posted Dada like Acintanandji think that Pathakji is establishing dharma? Dadaji’s analysis is quite disturbing.”

My reply:

Who will bell the cat? Who will change Sri Mrinal Pathak’s mindset about turning Rawa programs into sensual display? Moreover most dadas and didis are of the same feather and have such fixed mental attitude that is very difficult to change them. Many margiis are reluctant to express their anger when they hear about RAWA cultural function in DMSs, it is only because to whom they will complain?

Actually this adult dance-drama was introduced by Sarvatmananda and Mantreshwarananda and it became a tradition for DMSs; adult dancers were brought and sponsored by this duo during their hey-day in post 1990 era and were financing a lot to the women dancer teams of Bengal and Orissa with 5 star treatment. Though those days are gone and the key persons are changed, yet the same tradition is prevalent.

Such cinematic cultural functions in the sacred holy venue are not meant for any ‘ideological project’, rather it is a very cheap and easy ‘path’ for gaining popularity at the cost of our ideology.

Mrinal Pathak invites young women to ‘appear before international gathering’ in DMS and he lures them ‘you are beautiful, you have talent and you will gain name and fame’. Many margis feel hesitation to allow their adult females to take part in DMS RAWA programmes. Now in Ananda Marg everything is free-for-all, so many WTs are sloping or tending downwards towards mundanity.

Namaskar
Dada Nitya.

On 07/02/2012 10:25 PM, AM-GLOBAL wrote:

Baba

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

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

Namaskar

Jaykrsna wrote:

“All programs should be passed and reviewed by the RAWA dept. or advisory committee of RAWA dept. before being presented in the public forum. Indeed, the in-charge of each & every dept. of AMPS should have proper knowledge of the events and programs of his dept. Otherwise we will have to face this type of blunder on a regular basis.”

Yes, I certainly second this proposal.

Verily, such a system must be in place and practiced otherwise this RAWA debacle will continue. Rather May 2012 DMS was not the first time that Mr Mrinal Pathak presented such a degrading scene on stage. This has been a on-going issue of late.

We should all reflect on the way Baba set up our Marga.

EVERYTHING IS SEPARATE IN AM

Baba has set things up such that we we keep our sanctity by maintaining our proper standard, not by compromising with our values. In the realm of male-female relations, our proper standard is separation, not free and sensuous mixing of the sexes.

Baba has mandated that everything in AM should be separate: For example WWD, our relief activities (AMURTL), reportings, social service projects, LFT trainings, and so much more. There are all separate along gender lines.

1. Jagrtis are not shared between males and females.
2. Co-education is not practiced with students above 10 years of age, i.e. or above the age of puberty.
3. During dharmacakra sadhana is done in distinctly different rows.
4. The organisation itself has an entire separate wing for females, WWD or Women’s Welfare Department.
5. Prout, AMURT, VSS etc also have separate sections for males and females.
6. Reporting is done separately.
7. LFT, Tattvika, and Acarya training is separate for males and females.
8. In-Charges are not mixed. Males are in-charges of males and females of females.
Note: Only in Central Office will the head of WWD be controlled by the General Secretary.
9. During DMC, kaoshikii was also performed separately. And still this practice is maintained.
10. Females doing guard duty for females and males for males; not mixed.
11. Akhanda kiirtana is also done in a separate manner.
12. Madhur Sadhana is not done collectively with the opposite sex.
13. in any gathering, games and sports females & males do not participate together.

Thus, when our entire AM way of life is separated along gender lines, it is shameful that today we are allowing the free and sensuous mixing of the sexes on the stage during our RAWA cultural programs. This sets a bad example for those young dancers and thrusts them into the world of pseudo-culture. Plus it is degrading for the audience to watch. It is a negative scene from all directions.

Namaskar,
Indranath Deva

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

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

#10: http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/06/re-10-dms-news-uncultured-dance-in.html

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