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From: “Shantatma Deva”
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: Conversation About Real Wealth
Date: Sun 26 Aug 2012 21:04:03

Baba

“Ga’ne ga’ne tumi esecho pra’n’e pra’n’e mishecho…” (PS 2800)

Purport:

Baba, when I sing Your blissful songs then You grace me by saturating my heart with more and more of Your divine presence. With Your infinite
compassion, You have come in the songs of my Prabhat Samgiita. My being has become full of devotion and love for You. Baba, You have come into my
heart, in my sadhana. Baba, You have blessed me by coming into my Guru cakra, in my mental plate. O’ my dearmost, You are so gracious.

Baba, You are incomparable. Your divine attributions are infinite. You are never limited or bound by the confines of this transitory physical world. You remain along with everyone always. Even then being the Taraka Brahma You also maintain Your divine stance beyond this world as well. Baba, Your liila is unfathomable.

Baba, You are the Ocean of Karuna’ – i.e. the Ocean of Divine Compassion – this everyone understands. Baba, when svarga [1] – i.e. good people – are in trouble, then You shower Your infinite compassion; and when bad people are in difficulty, then that time also You shower Your causeless grace. Baba, You are equally gracious on everyone. You help one and all in all circumstances – this divine truth everyone knows. Baba, in this mortal world selfish people perform actions in order to get something in return. Baba, You are beyond that. On the one side You do not desire anything from Your devotee – not their gold coins or anything; yet on the other side You want everything from them. Because You want more and more of their love until finally You take their whole existence – their entire mind and heart [2]. In that process they become one with You. This is Your divine liila.

Baba, You are ever-gracious…

END NOTES FOR PRABHAT SAMGIITA #2800:

[1] Svarga: In the above Prabhat Samgiita Baba uses this term ‘svarga’ to refer to good people or virtuous people. Literally speaking, ‘svarga’ means
‘heaven’. But in AM we do not believe in the dogmatic concepts of heaven and hell. Rather Baba guides us that heaven and hell are states of mind –
nothing more than that.

2-20: Na svargo na rasa’talah

“Purport: There exists no such thing as heaven or hell. When a person does a virtuous act or enjoys the fruits thereof, the environment around him is
then called heaven; and when he does an evil act and endures the consequences thereof, then the environment around that person becomes a
hell for him.” (Ananda Sutram, Sutra 2-20)

[2] “Ca’ona’ kon kichu tabu, sabai niye niyecho…”: The central idea of this last line of the Prabhat Samgiita is best described by Baba’s below teaching.

Baba says, “When human beings ask for money they must send some application letters, but when Parama Purus’a wants something from you, He will not ask for it, He will demand it. What He will ask you for, you will hesitate to give; for He will ask for nothing less than your whole existence. Those who
are prepared to give their all, even though they may be the most degraded sinners, become the full responsibility of Parama Purus’a, because they
have surrendered themselves completely to Him. They have not given away fifteen annas, keeping one anna for themselves [there are sixteen annas in
one rupee.] Hence it is the moral responsibility of Parama Purus’a to care for such people…those who have completely surrendered themselves to Him,
will certainly be cared for by Him.” (Ananda Marga Ideology and Way of Life – 11)

== CONVERSATION ABOUT REAL WEALTH ==

Namaskar,
Here is one very interesting conversation for every sadhaka.

“Ya’jinavalkya asked, ‘What would you like?'”

“Maetreyii replied: ‘Yena’ham’ na’mrtasya’m’ tena’ham’ kim kurya’m'”

“‘What will I do with things which will not remain with me permanently? Of what use are the objects which will not establish me in immortality?…’Please give me that thing which will remain with me permanently, which I’ll be able to preserve forever, which will establish me in immortality. I don’t want anything else.'”

“Then Ya’jinavalkya gave her a number of instructions, upon which a major part of Raja Yoga is based’.” (Ananda Vacanamrtam – 7, p.44)

As per the above teaching, worldly things cannot and do not remain with us very long. All those objects are transient.

That is why ideal people run towards Parama Purusa.

Being Parama Purusa and Guru, Baba Himself has clearly guided us how to reach Him. On this point, we are extremely fortunate to at least have gotten the path. Now our main duty is to follow it.

Namaskar,
Shantatma

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Date: 25 Aug 2012 21:08:39 -0000
From: “Nandini”
To: AM-GLOBAL
Subject: WT Steals Public Funds #6

Baba

== WT STEALS PUBLIC FUNDS #6 ==

(Note: The first five (5) letters of this series was titled, “Goenka’s Oil Was Stolen”. Links to those letters have been appended below. For greater clarity the new title of this thread is: “Wt Steals Public Funds”. – Eds)

Namaskar,
“Here the main idea is that the majority of what Didi Ananda Niitimaya collects, she diverts to her laokik family. Didi rarely uses those donations for Ananda Marga service projects. The bulk of those collected items are either sold for a profit or given to her birth family.” (From: Re: Goenka’s Oil Was Stolen #5; posted 8/17/12)

LIKE ONE JACKAL

Just the other day, Didi Ananda Niitimaya emerged and declared on email to one and all that she is not guilty of any wrongdoing and that: “I will hang myself in front of public” if the allegations are true.

Little does she know that her claim of innocence is no different from one jackal that proclaims not to have eaten the cream in the kitchen, when the cream itself is all over its face.

DIDIJI’S PUBLIC LETTER

In her public email of 22 Aug 2012, Didi Ananda Niitimaya writes glowingly of her brother-in-law:

“My brother in law is a A class officer in State Bank of India in Bhavanipatna, Kalahandi Dist.” (written by Didi Ananda Niitimaya, 22/08/12)

Such is the way in which this avadhutika speaks about her worldly relations and laokik family members.

However, Baba’s given mandate is:

“No relationship should exist with worldly family.” (32 Rules for Avadhutikas, point #9)

Yet Didi is openly telling all kinds of details about her laokik family to one and all on the email. Not only that, it is well known that she spends more time at her loakik and ancestral home than at her organisational posting. Didiji is the Medical Dpt Global in Ranchi, yet passes her days with her worldly family.

And when Didiji is doing “organisational work” then that time is spent sorting through donations intended for our universal human family, and diverting the best things to her laokik home. This is the common fact – you can confirm this with anyone in the Sambalpur area. They all know this Didiji is trustless. Didiji spends huge amounts of time in Ambika Nagar (Sambalpur) in the house of her brother-in-law, and everyone sees what she does, i.e. diverts edible oil, clothes, shoes, blankets, cash and more to her worldly family.

NOT A SANNYASI – WEDDED TO LAOKIK FAMILY

Even then Didi Ananda Niitimaya made a public denial of all this. Yet everyone knows that her main interest is for her laokik family, not society or the universal humanity. For wts, however, there should be but one family – the universal family, not any worldly family.

Baba says, “Householders have to care for two families whereas the renunciates have to care for only one. The householders’ two families are their own small family consisting of father, mother, brothers, sisters, husband or wife, sons, daughters, etc. and the larger human family, that is, the entire universe. The householders will have to maintain a balance between both these families…Sannyasins do not have a small family of their own – their family is the entire universe.” (A Few Problems Solved – 4, Let History be Rewritten)

In her manner, Didi Ananda Niitimaya is talking as if she herself is family person not a sannyasi. See here again what she has written.

“My brother in law is a A class officer in State Bank of India in Bhavanipatna, Kalahandi Dist.” (written by Didi Ananda Niitimaya, 22/08/12)

Indeed her thinking, speech, and outlook are just like a family person – not a sannyasi. In Didiji’s subconscious mind she does not believe that she has only one family – the universal family. Rather Didi Ananda Niitimaya is 100% sentimentally attached with her mundane, worldly family. Didi’s expression is itself proof that she wholeheartedly supports her worldly relations and willingly diverts funds to them.

She can deny this to her grave, but her status of mind is quite apparent. She is veritably wedded to her laokik relations. She can and will do anything and everything for them, at the cost of the sanctity of her wt ship. Such is her deep attachment for her laokik family. She is not a true Wt – not by any stretch of the imagination.

MORE ABOUT DIDIJI’S DENIAL & HELPING DIDIJI IMPROVE

Finally, when asked about her public denial, one close person replied, “Didi Ananda Niitimaya’s denial is meaningless – this Didi has no shame – she can steal from under your nose and then deny it in front of your face – this is her way.”

Let us remember that the aim here is to help Didi Ananda Niitimayaji improve. Our organisation needs committed cadres. So the goal then is for her to overcome her shortcomings and remain in the ranks, and not behave as a social deviant. It will be the best news if Didiji is able to make the shift.

Namaskar,
Nandini Behara

Note 1: NOT AN ISOLATED INCIDENT

The aforementioned case is not an isolated incident – many more Wts are involved in similar financial messes. Gradually news of these other cases will be presented for public knowledge and review. But, at the same time, we should all remember not all wholetimers are thieves. There are many great Dadas and Didis who are doing dharmic work. With their strong efforts, many aspects and wings of the organisation are moving ahead in a very positive manner. Really it is just a comparatively few number of cheating wts that are hiding under the virtue of those good wts. Step by step, each of these fraudulent wts needs to be uncovered for all to see. This will be done in a systematic fashion to help bring integrity and honesty back as the pillars of AMPS life.

Note 2: BABA’S WARNING ON BLACK MONEY & FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR WTS

We should all be critically aware of the WT conduct rules related with black money.

“No worker can keep unaccounted money (black money) with him.” (Wt Conduct: Six Additional Rules, pt# 1a)

“Each worker will separately maintain the clear account of receipt and expenditure of his personal allowance and organizational money.” (Wt Conduct: Six Additional Rules, pt# 1b)

And there are more rules…

Note 3: LINKS TO EARLIER LETTERS IN THIS SERIES

(Note: The first five (5) letters of this series was titled, “Goenka’s Oil Was Stolen”. Links to those letters
have been appended below. For greater clarity the new title of this thread is: “Wt Steals Public Funds”. – Eds)

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

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

#3: http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/07/re-goenkas-oil-was-stolen-3.html

#4: http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/07/re-goenkas-oil-was-stolen-4.html

#5: http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/08/re-goenkas-oil-was-stolen-5.html

PRABHAT SAMGIITA

“He vishvajit he sarvabhrt namo namo namo namo…” (PS 4935)

Purport:

O’ Lord, You are omnipotent and omnipresent. O’ Vishvajit [1], O’ Sarvabhrt [2], with full reverence, I humbly pay my salutations to You again and again – thousands of times. Baba, O’ Virat [3], O’ Anupam [4], in Your divine way You go on swinging from the tiniest blade of grass up to Brahma the Creator – everywhere.

Baba, by Your grace You have sent me here on this earth to do Your work, to serve You, to please You – not just to waste my time in vain and lethargy. Baba, You have blessed me and sent me here so that each and every moment I should strengthen my vivek – so that by Your grace I can determine what is right and what is wrong, and follow the path of divinity. But that I did not do. O’ Baba, please be gracious and pardon me for this very blunder.

Baba, by Your grace I have understood why I have come onto this earth. And, by Your grace, I am searching You in the deep core of my heart. O’ my dearmost Icchamaya [5], I want to hold You in my lowly mind, eternally.

Baba, please be gracious and accept my prostration– sastaunga pranam…

END NOTES FOR PRABHAT SAMGIITA #4935:

[1] Vishvajit: This is one of the countless names of Parama Purusa. In this role He is executing His divine quality as ‘Controller of the Universe’.

[2] Sarvabhrt: Of His infinite attributions one of His heavenly characteristics is that of Supreme Helper. So it is in His role of Sarvhbhrt that He is the Helper of everyone– lovingly guiding all to progress in every sphere of life.

[3] Virat: Another of His innumerable epithets is that of Virat– the Greatest One who is absolutley boundless.

Baba says, “Anything big but having boundary lines is known as visha’la in Sanskrit; and anything big having no boundary lines is known as vira’t’a in Sanskrit. Parama Purus’a is vira’t’a, but this universe is visha’la, not vira’t’a.” (Subhasita Samgraha – 21, ‘Unit Spirit, Cosmic Spirit’)

[4] Anupam: In His role of Anupam He is the Incomparable One – He who is beyond all comparisons: Anupam tava caran’ phele.

Baba says, “When a bhakta begins to analyse Him, he finds that He is unique in gandha tanma’tra. He is extraordinary in rasa tanma’tra. He is unparalleled in ru’pa tanma’tra and He is exquisitely sweet in the softness of sparsha tanma’tra. Regarding shabda tanma’tra, the sound of His flute is beeyond our capacity to comprehend. Being overwhelmed by the musical resonance, devotees exclaim: Anupam tava caran’ phele.” (NKS, Disc 25)

[5] Icchmaya: (‘Iccha’ means ‘will power’; and ‘maya’ means ‘composed of’.) This is one of the names of Parama Purusa becuase He is made out of His own desire to create Himself. And accordingly He does whatever He wants.

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Date: 24 Aug 2012 21:41:33 -0000
From: Liilamaya@artec….
To: AM-GLOBAL
Subject: Materialism is not the Panacea

Baba

“Ke go tumi ele man ma’ta’te manorathe…” (PS 412)

Purport:

O’ Divine Entity, on this auspicious morning You have come and stirred my consciousness. You have come on a mental chariot and divinely intoxicated my mind. O’ Baba, You are so gracious, please tell me Who You are. O’ Gracious One, please grace me by revealing Yourself fully.

O’ Supreme One, You have come moving along the path of effulgence. You have taken away everyone’s unit feelings and removed their personal desire. You satiated their heart and mind by pouring Your infinite cosmic bliss.

O’ Baba, You have reached me by moving long the path of melody and tune. Baba, by Your grace You have taken away everyone’s unit rhythm and infused everyone by pouring Your divine cadence. You have come to sing the divine song to everyone and satiate their heart.

Baba, with Your divine song You have inundated the entire universe; You are ever-gracious…

== MATERIALISM IS NOT THE PANACEA ==

Namaskar,
Baba’s following message is more pertinent for this present age.

Baba says, “Those who believe that the pursuit of crude matter is the path leading to the cessation of misery, and thus remain oblivious of Him, are entirely mistaken.” (Ananda Marga Ideology & Way of Life – 7)

In their confused state of mind, some ordinary human beings think that achieving some worldly status and collecting some material wealth will give them bliss and solve all their problems. But, in truth, by this course of action they only plunge themselves deeper and deeper into troubles and torments. This continues on and on until they finally understand the above guideline of Sadguru. That is why in Ananda Sutram it is said:

2-5 Tasminnupalabdhe parama’ trs’n’a’nivrttih.

[That (Brahma) having been attained, all thirst is permanently quenched.]

“Purport: There is in the living being a thirst for limitlessness. It is not possible for limited objects to quench one’s thirst. Brahma is the only limitless entity, and so establishment in Brahma’s bearing alone puts an end to all thirsts or cravings.” (Ananda Sutram)

Certainly most sadhakas are well aware about Baba’s above guidelines but because of being under the spell of avidya maya some forget them most of the time. We should all be vigilant and honest on this matter and do self-analysis regularly. Then, by His grace, we can keep on the proper path of true spirituality.

Namaskar,
Liilamaya

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Donkey Food

Donkey Food
Date: 23 Aug 2012 21:46:33 -0000
From: “Subhash Deva”
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: Donkey Food

Baba

“Tava bha’loba’sa’ keno ashru ma’kha’, he devata’…” (PS 1781

Purport:

O’ my Lord, those who love You desperately want to get You more and more close; they long for You and cry for You but You do not come. Baba, You are the Divine One then why is Your love drenched in tears. Baba, sometimes You come close and smile sweetly in my mind and other times You remain far and my mind is just involved in worldly thoughts and crude desires. Baba, why is Your coming and going shrouded in mystery; please tell Your tales – Your ways. O’ my dearmost, please tell me why You do like this.

Baba, various jinana sadhakas try to know You through their intellectual pursuits. But by this way their heart cannot get drenched in Your divine love. Baba, You do not allow Yourself to be held by the philosophy or material science. Rather You remain far, far away; You do not come close to such jinanis. One cannot get You with the vanity of darshan (mundane theory) or with the pride of vijinana (worldly knowledge). Baba, I want to have You close, but in spite of my repeated asking and requests You do not tell me what You want. You do not reveal to me how I can hold You in my heart. You do not tell me the answer; You just keep quiet – smiling. Baba, even then how sweet You are: You love me so much and You come close to shower me in Your love. Such sweetness! Baba, You are Love Personified. You have bound me in the bond of Your love; this is nothing but Your causeless grace, O’ my Dearmost.

Baba, You do not give shelter to vain persons. Those who are arrogant and egotistical do not surrender themselves at Your alter; they are unable to realise You. Baba, You graciously remove all the ailments from the mind, including vanity and ego. Jinanis drown themselves in the psychic disease of ahamkara [1] (ego), but You dispel the fog of arrogance from their mind after pulverizing their ego. Baba, You are so gracious. You understand the upsurge of devotional love, and You are radiant with that soft and tender love. O my dearmost, with Your ever-flowing grace You saturate everything with Your love and sweetness.

Baba, You Yourself are divine and Your beauty is unfathomable. Baba, please come in my heart…

END NOTES FOR PRABHAT SAMGIITA #1781:

[1] “A’hamka’re prashreya na’hi da’o, rucivika’re sudu’re sara’o…”: This is the first line of the third stanza of the above Prabhat Samgiita (PS #1781) where Baba is warning us about the hazards of ego and vanity etc. By this way we can understand so many of Baba’s teachings, nay the whole of AM philosophy, is represented in a concentrated manner in Prabhat Samgiita. So Baba’s divine discourses elaborate on those seed form ideas which He has given in Prabhat Samgiita.

Here below, in one of His discourses, Baba warns sadhakas in detail about the dangers of aham’ka’ra and explains how it comes in three various forms. And side by side He also gives the solution.

Baba says, “The aham’ka’ra [pride] that creeps into a person due to the acquisition of jina’na has very serious repercussions in human life. It can lead to the complete downfall of the individual. Aham’ka’ra falls into three basic types, and each of the types brings disastrous results:

“The first type of aham’ka’ra is called abhima’nam, which means that a person thinks that he deserves more than what he is getting; and consequently develops an overbearing attitude towards everyone.”

“Gaorava is the second type of aham’ka’ra. It means ‘self-aggrandizement’. Puffed up with vanity, a person will want to project his image in an exaggerated manner.Often we hear somebody say, for example, that they have a rose the size of a balloon in their garden – whereas actually the rose may be the size of a ping-pong ball. Constant indulgence in this type of activity converts the mind into matter.”

“The third type of aham’ka’ra is [the desire for] pratis’t’ha’ – the desire to make oneself known. A person influenced by [the desire for] pratis’t’ha’ expects respect from everyone, and hankers after name and fame.” “After having analysed the various types of aham’ka’ra and their evil effects, we need to examine the ways and means of getting rid of these defects.”

“In order to get rid of abhima’na, one will have to cultivate the habit of being polite and humble. Just as a [blade of grass] may lie on the ground [underfoot], but does not, through its remaining humble, lose its importance, so a person will never become insignificant by being humble. Humility such as that of the [blade of grass] can alone save a person from abhima’na.”

“A person who is always engaged in the thought of his pratis’t’ha’ must learn how to care about the respect and prestige of others. Such a person must never forget that respect begets respect, and that he should always honour those who are not honoured by anyone. A constant practice of this type will remove the evil effects of the desire for pratis’t’ha’.”

“And finally, a person who moves about puffed up with vanity and arrogance, and is always engaged in gaorava, self-aggrandizement, will be able to improve only by utilizing his time in kiirtana. If a person keeps himself engaged in kiirtana, that person will not have time to criticize and slander anyone in order to project his own image by comparison and contrast.”

“Therefore spiritual aspirants who have set their eyes on Parama Purus’a as their goal must always strive to get rid of aham’ka’ra, and gain the full benefits of jina’na and karma, so as to arouse and enliven bhakti, which is the only road to the journey’s end.” (Ananda Vacanamrtam – 23, p.104-110)

So we should always remember how Baba has given His entire philosophy in Prabhat Samgiita and that it is His usual way to give long discourse about a single Prabhat Samgiita. You may remember that in one DMC the purport of one Prabhat Samgiita became an entire RU discourse: ‘Humanity on the Threshold of a New Era’.

By all this it is quite evident that Baba’s Prabhat Samgiita compositions hold great meaning and contain innumerable eternal truths. So we should cultivate the practice of learning Prabhat Samgiita more and more. Baba has given the tradition that during our DMS gatherings, dharmacakra, social functions, and spiritual retreats etc, the organisers should not give their own silly lectures but rather utilise the time in giving the purports of Baba’s divine Prabhat Samgiita. By this way each and every A’nanda Ma’rgii will learn the entire social and spiritual philosophy of the vast AM ideology.

== DONKEY FOOD ==

Namaskar,
The following is a summary of Baba’s teaching from the Shabda Cayanika series.

(a) Donkey food (Gardabha’nna) is that food purchased with ill-begotten money or sinfully earned money.

(b) If someone feeds you with deep love, respect, and affection and that feeling is conveyed through their expression, talk and conduct, and by feeding you they feel blissful (“Toma’ke kha’iae a’nandit hobe”) and very content, and if you do not eat then they will feel pain, in this situation whatever food you eat in their house – even if it is just boiled grass – will be treated as priityanna (proper & sentient food). Any meal or food not prepared under such ideal conditions is donkey food.

(c) So if food is not given with that heart-felt feeling and if one’s own life is not in danger due to starvation, in that condition then any food offered is donkey food, Gardabha’nna. So one must not eat that food.

Note: In western society that food which is not fit for human consumption is typically labeled as ‘dog food’. And a similar idea Baba has conveyed above by the term donkey food– “Gardabha’nna”. (Summary of Shabda Cayanika – 20, p.163-64 [Bangla])

Namaskar,
Subhash

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From: “A. Roy”
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: Same Disparity
Date: Wed Aug 22 2012, 22:01

Baba

PS Intro: In this following song the devotee is lying at Baba’s lotus feet, ensconced in a’nanda. And in that deeply devotional atmosphere, the sadhaka is desperately calling to all the jiivas to also come close to Baba, the Parama Purusa incarnate, and have His darshan and get His blessing.

“Ba’n’sga’rii bahiye ja’y, saha’s nayane ca’y
Goloker hari a’ji gokule liila’ raca’y…” (P.S. 3658)

Purport:

Today, the Hari of the divine world has manifested His liila in the land of devotees. With His sweet grace He is moving all around playing His divine flute– showering His charming smile and gracious eyes upon all. With reddish lips, He is beckoning each and everyone. He is telling: ‘Come close, come to Me– quickly, as soon as possible, come running, so we can be together up to eternity’. Today that Hari of the divine world is showering bliss on everyone. We are so graced.

Everyone is His kith and kin; all are His own; nobody is alien. No one is far; everyone is close. All are His most intimate ones. By His grace everyone gets Him in their thinking, japa, and meditation. Everyone resides in His mind; everyone has a place in His heart. By His causeless grace, now the river of devotion is flowing at high current. His divine rasa is dancing, overflowing, & splashing in ecstasy. With His fathomless grace the garland of waves is swaying to and fro. All are ensconced in His bliss.

For crushing the dus’t’a (demonic people) and for saving & nurturing the virtuous & dharmic people and for destroying the nefarious and deadly demons, He comes again and again on this earth with the rumble, twang, and beating of His kettle drum. There is no one else on this earth who has such infinite and countless qualities. That Hari of the divine world is the abode of all heavenly attributions.

Come one, come all. The Lord of the universe has come today with gracious splendour, and He is showering His divine liila upon all devotees. He is most loving and ever-gracious…

== SAME DISPARITY ==

Namaskar,

Baba says, “Dignity is attached to post or rank. A station master will take great pains to prepare the railway minister’s visit, but will never trouble himself with the inconveniences faced by the ordinary passengers. Luxurious houses are built for high-ranking officers while the poor live in shanty towns, barely protected from the elements.” (PNS-18, p.56)

Unfortunately a similar disparity is also continuing in our AM. Where so-called high post holding Dadas get the cream of the cake but rarely does anybody bother about juniors and subordinates. Some so-called margiis do not treat common WTs in the same grand way that they treat high-ranking Dadas. Unfortunately where there is post there is prestige. If anyone has a low post then they do not get any prestige. Hence, the same cancerous diseases that the general society is suffering from, AM is also suffering from these days. But our duty is to follow Baba’s guideline.

Namaskar,
A. Roy

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Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2012 22 :05:20 -0000
To: AM-GLOBAL
Subject: Baba’s Golden Guideline
From: “Iishvara”

Baba

“Aungane mor na’hi ele yadi, maner mukure bha’sio…” (PS 3019)

Purport:

Baba, since You have not come in my courtyard – my home, then please be gracious and blossom in my mental mirror. Baba, since You have not come within the scope of my perception, then please come in my ideation. Baba, please come in the depths of my sadhana. O’ my dearmost You are ever-gracious; You have come. For me, You are everything; whatever You want to do is blissful for me. Baba, if You do not want to say anything, then just remain here with me smiling sweetly. Your sweet smile satiates my heart. O’ my dearmost You are so gracious.

Baba, in search of You, I spent so much time doing so many practices – shravan, manan, and nidhidhyasana – but alas I could not get You. O’ Baba, so many ages passed doing tapasya – trying to get You. Finally, by Your sweet touch the long, dark amavasya night has finished. Gone are the days when sadhana was just an ongoing struggle and it was difficult to move ahead. Now, by Your grace, I am advancing on the path of divinity – the long, dark night of amavasya has finished. Baba, today in this effulgent crimson morning, please grace me by removing that final layer of cimmerian darkness from my mind. Baba, please remove the shadows of avidya maya from my inner abode and shower me in Your divine effulgence and make me Yours. Baba, now all that is left is this one final request that You shower Your grace me on so I can attain that eternal stance of divine enlightenment.

Baba, I have a deep desire to have You. You are so gracious: You have made me understand that by singing and chanting Your name, and by ideating on You, I can get You. You have told me that sadhana, kiirtan, japa, dhyana, and ideating on You is not futile. As one thinks, so one becomes. By thinking about You I will get You. That is why I go on doing all these devotional practices – in order to get You and quench my eternal thirst. Baba, please shower Your causeless grace and sweet flow of Your divine compassion, and keep me eternally under Your loving shelter. Since eternity I have yearned for that divine love; please fulfill my eternal longing.

Baba, with my own merits and qualities I cannot get You. Please shower Your grace, keeping me always at Your lotus feet…

== BABA’S GOLDEN GUIDELINE ==

Namaskar,

Baba says, “You know human beings engage in worldly work. Because of this when they sit in sadhana then worldly thoughts come in their mind. It is quite natural. That is why I have given the the rule that everyone should do sadhana twice daily. First sadhana should be done in the morning and thereafter people can involve in their worldly work– until invariable they are so much caught up in the worldly work that so many mundane worries an anxieties enter their mind. After this, it is needed to again sit in sadhana. Through this effort of doing sadhana the mind gets elevated. So human beings should do sadhana as much as possible on a day to day basis. But at minimum one must do sadhana twice daily…Do not worry you have learned sadhana and I am always ready to help and serve you.” (22 Nov 1971,
Purnea, Bihar)

In the above quote Baba is teaching us that worldly works crudify the mind– making it dirty, sad, depressed, and dry. So to cleanse the mind and make it proper again one should do sadhana more frequently. But those who cannot do increase the frequency of their sadhana must at least adhere to the quota of 2 times daily at minimum. By this way the mind will become clean and spotless.

But those who want to maximise the speed of their spriitual progress prefer to do sadhana more than twice daily. They might do sadhana 3, 4, 5, or even 10 times over the course of the entire 24hrs. Some of their sadhana sessions might be very short such as for only 2 min or 5 min etc. Yet these frequent sittings make the mind more concentrated. The reason being that worldly thoughts quickly make the mind dirty. So as soon as one gets even a little opportunity, if they do even a few minutes sadhana then the mind gets quickly cleaned again. By this way the quality and quantity of sadhana will be improved and life will be blissful. Everyone should try from this very moment.

When any sadhaka sits for one of their main sadhana sessions then that session should be of sufficient length to properly do all the lessons.

Another thing is that one should have Baba’s mudra photo with them and utilise it when doing sadhana.

Namaskar,
Iishvara

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Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2012 20:06:11 -0000
To: am-global@earthlink.net
From: Mishra
Subject: Gay Wt’s

Baba

== GAY WT’S ==

Namaskar,

“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. Because in Ananda Marga sex is not for enjoyment or bliss as materialists believe; rather, in our Ananda Marga, sex is only for procreation.” (Subject: Those Confused About Gay, posted: 7/29/12)

Unfortunately a few of our Dadas are not living up to this standard. Specifically, there are two Wts that come to mind: Dada R and Dada H.

(Note: Throughout this letter I will refer to them as Dada R & Dada H; those who want to know their full avadhuta names can read note 1 at the bottom of this letter.)

ABOUT THESE TWO DADAS

Here then are some of the points about Dada R & Dada H:

1) They themselves are gay lovers with each other. And as we all know, our wts and avadhutas are not to engage in sexual relations – of any kind. Baba has strictly forbidden this.

Baba says, “You will protect yourself from sexual weakness and luxury.” (WT Conduct Rules: Fourteen Points, pt #12)

So their homosexual dealings are a contravention of our Ananda Marga conduct rules. There is no doubt about it.

2) Recently, these two Dadas were caught red-handed while involved in homosexual activity in Patna; so they were temporarily sent back to WT training centre as punishment.

3) Not only are Dada R and Dada H gay lovers, but they are both suspected pedophiles, i.e. they are inclined towards young boys.

WHAT DID THEY DO WITH CHILDREN’S HOME BOYS

4) Recently, Dada Hariyuktananda (Note: This is not the Dada H being referred to in this letter) brought some of his children’s home boys to Ananda Nagar. While they were there, Dada R and Dada H took the charge of overseeing those small kids. They voluntarily took the duty to bath and stay with those young boys. Those two Dadas were spotted taking those young boys for bathing every day in a remote part of Ananda Nagar. They would stay with those young boys day-long, throughout all their activities: bathing, dressing, walking, talking, eating, playing etc. Our duty now is to interview those kids and find out if they were inappropriately touched or not. This matter must be addressed immediately.

STILL GOING ON

5) Still today, both Dada R and Dada H are involved in, at minimum, three basic areas of sexual misconduct:
(a) Together they watch blue (naked) movies on their mobile;
(b) They are still involved in homosexual dealings with each other;
(c) They are both still suspected pedophiles.

6) Some readers may be wondering why Centre allows Dada R and Dada H to continue as Wts. The answer is straight-forward mathematics. It is simply a numbers game. Centre is in need of workers – i.e. almost anyone willing to wear the uniform. That is why Centre overlooks such blatant misconduct. On this matter, be sure to read note 2 that offers an overview of our Wt cadre.

A CALL TO ACTION

7) As we know, most of our Wts are well-intentioned, pious sadhakas. Most want to serve Guru and spread His ideals. Dadas like R & H are mere bad apples amongst a good lot. They are aberrations. Nonetheless, such Dadas of loose character and suspected pedophiles will do much harm if they are not checked. A thorough examination and conduct review must be done of such acaryas.

Namaskar,
Mishra

Note 1: WHO ARE THESE TWO DADAS

In the above letter, Dada R refers to Ac Ragatiitananda Avt, and Dada H refers to Ac Hiteshananda Avt. These are the two avadhutas involved in all the aforementioned behaviours like homosexuality with each other, watching sex movies, and suspected acts of pedophilia.

Note 2: MORE ABOUT OUR WT CADRE

MUST NOT BE NAIVE

Some may be wondering or even astonished by how such Dadas became Wts in the first place – but really it is not all that surprising. Whenever anyone in the regular society has a desire to do something good for humanity, then they might join our AM wt cadre – but that does not mean they are wholly free of other defects. It does not mean that they will lead a charmed and perfect existence. It means that somewhere in their mind they have the desire to do something great.

Think of it this way. So many from the general society enter the ranks of the police, military, or fire department. And once they join then they are bound to follow all related codes of conduct. Some follow and gain success; and some fall and are subject to disciplinary measures etc. That is the way it works. Just because they joined the police force or the fire department is no guarantee that their conduct will then perfectly reflect the code of discipline of the police or fire department. It only means that somewhere in their mind they had a desire to do that type of work. The police agents must follow their code of discipline; if they start engaging in robberies and committing theft, they will be disciplined and taken to task according to departmental rules and regulations.

Same is the case then with those who enter the ranks of Wt life. Our workers come from the general society; they are not second gods who descended from heaven. They are normal people trying to become godly; they are trying to become sadvipras – just like every Ananda Margii. Just because Dadas are in uniform does not mean that indeed they are already second gods – far from it. Our workers come from the general society and are by definition burdened by all kinds of dogmas and weaknesses. If any of our workers fall from the code of conduct and indulges in sexual dealings, then they will be charge-sheeted and disciplinary action will be taken. No doubt, many high-calibre people become AM monks and nuns. At the same time we must understand that not all are like that: Both good and bad people become Wts. That is the way it goes.

Furthermore, we cannot check this flow. There will always be an in-flow of people into AM: Some good and some bad. Any organisation will die if there is not a constant in-flux of new members. Accordingly, the standard of new members will vary. No matter how much pre-screening we attempt to do – always there will be a range: Good and bad. By Baba’s grace those of lesser quality can become stellar by adhering to Sixteen Points. That is also the beauty of our Ananda Marga. At the same time other workers will be prone to fall.

We should adjust our perspective accordingly. We should not think that every WT is by definition a divine being and veritable god. It is not like that. They are normal human beings who may sometimes fail – it happens. And when they do, then disciplinary measures are in order.

The main issue is that nowadays due to an overall shortage of workers and due to groupist politics, those at the helm are not reprimanding those involved in wrongdoing. This has two negative outcomes. First, those bad apples continue on in their degraded ways and cause a lot of harm; secondly, their behaviour reflects poorly on those good, dedicated Wts. So it is a double loss.

In conclusion, our workers come from the general society and represent a wide-range of goodness and badness. Depending upon how sincere they are in adhering to sadhana practices and AM conduct rules, the more (or less) their good qualities will shine forth. So we should always be ready and always be vigilant. Those not up to the standard must be pointed out and rectified. Then our Marga can grow strong and our acarya cadre will continually improve.

PRABHAT SAMGIITA

“Toma’re smariya’ supath dhariya’ kariya’ ya’bo a’mi toma’ri ka’j…” (P.S. 2181)

Purport:

Baba remembering You, I will move on the righteous path. By this way I will go on serving You – fulfilling Your desire. O’ the dearmost Jewel of my mind, by Your grace always I will move towards You – forgetting the past, removing the staticity, and avoiding all sorts of dogma.

By Your grace, with the stroke of my feet, I will crush my selfishness. And, by Your grace, I will look towards everyone’s needs and requirements. I will engage myself in everyone’s service. Everyone’s happiness is my happiness. This very idea I will contemplate in a new way from today onwards.

Baba, by Your grace, and thinking about Your love, Your greatness, & ideating on You – I will become one with You. All my narrowness will be destroyed and my whole existence will be transformed into vastness, by Your grace.

Baba, with Your divine touch, my whole existence will be vibrated in ecstasy. You will graciously qualify me according to Your liking & I will be transformed into that. By this way, I will serve You according to Your desire. That is your special blessing…

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