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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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