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Archive for September 26th, 2012

Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2012 22:18:54
To: AM-GLOBAL
From: “Manoranjain Deva” manoranjain.here@servers….
Subject: To Enhance Devotion: Complex-Free Relation

Baba

== TO ENHANCE DEVOTION: COMPLEX-FREE RELATION ==

~ Part 4 ~

(Note: This is the fourth letter of this series, but all four letters have different titles. The names and links to all the postings are appended below. – Eds)

Namaskar,

“The human mind is filled with various devotional feelings and sentiments. Naturally then, the sadhaka likes to express themselves – their inner feeling. And it is only in Prabhat Samgiita that such feelings have been put into words. That is why in each and every devotee’s life Prabhat Samgiita has a special place…In the realm of devotion, Prabhat Samgiita helps cultivate that very close link between the sadhaka and Parama Purusa. When one selects a such song that beautifully portrays their inner-heart feeling with Him, then best is to sing that song in a lonely, quiet place.” (From: To Enhance Devotion: Personal Communication with Him #3, posted 9/22/12)

So in Prabhat Samgiita, Baba guides us that there should not be any barriers between devotees and Parama Purusa. Such barriers – like fear, shyness, or feelings of inferiority – are not good as they only create mahimnabodh, difference of duality, and feelings of high and low. In that case, it is impossible to go close to Him.

With His divine compositions of Prabhat Samgiita, Baba has blessed us a whole new way of thinking about and relating with Parama Purusa. With Parama Purusa we have a unique relation: He is our most close and intimate One.

HOW TANTRA DIFFERS FROM SOME RELIGIONS

In some religions it is sinful or next to impossible to harbour close, loving feelings towards God because they believe God lives high up in the sky. In that case how can the seeker have His proximity and hold Him. They cannot – always there is separation.

In tantra, since the time of Lord Krsna, this sweet & loving relation with Parama Purusa been practiced, among select sadhakas. With the introduction of Prabhat Samgiita, Baba has graciously made this loving approach more common. Across all lands, by Baba’s grace, devotees from far and wide are developing a more intimate and loving relation with the Lord.

But in some religions, there is no such a feeling of love. Rather people are afraid and fearful – otherwise God will be displeased. In such an environment, those followers cannot go close to their Lord. God is up in the sky so one cannot hug Him, as He is too distant.

Such is the contrast between Baba’s devotional teachings and the outlook of those religions.

HAVING LOVING RELATION WITH HIM

So, amongst bhaktas, this loving feeling towards Parama Purusa was introduced 3500 years ago and now it has matured. Now each and every Ananda Margii can appreciate this loving relation with Parama Purusa, to some or more degree. That is why in all the discourses Baba says that one should love Parama Purusa. Because that love is the ultimate way towards attaining Him – and that love is devotion. Through Prabhat Samgiita, sadhakas can cultivate a deeper devotional connection with Parama Purusa.

So Ananda Marga is the devotional path, the loving path, and this is the practical way He has given. By theory alone how much can one understand. By theory alone, the heart cannot become satiated nor satisfied.

Only when the devotional link touches the heart does one feel that bliss. This is the first step how one can make Parama Purusa their own and establish a personal relationship with Him. That is the beauty of Prabhat Samgiita – it opens up this devotional landscape, i.e. more closeness and more closeness develops. Through lessons of sadhana those feelings mature even more. But when this basic devotional link of Prabhag Samgiita is missing then everything is dry.

Just like when you sow a seed, if there is no water then that seed will never grow. Similarly Prabhat Samgiita shows the sadhaka how to develop that heart-felt, personal connection with Parama Purusa. Prabhat Samgiita inspires feelings of sweetness and feelings of closeness for Him. In that ideal circumstance, devotion can grow.

So Prabhat Samgiita is the missing link and with sadhana one’s feelings towards Him will grow. But there needs to be that link. One must feel: Parama Purusa is mine, and I can communicate with Him and I can open my heart to Him. And this is exactly what Baba openly guides us to do in His various compositions of Prabhat Samgiita.

EACH COMPOSITION IS UNIQUE

Each and every devotional song expresses a unique way for the bhakta to make a more intimate connection with Him. That is the special quality of the intimate songs of Prabhat Samgiia.

Those not familiar with Prabhat Samgiita may think that all the songs are the same, but it is not like that.

Just like some people think all cows or horses are the same – in this simplistic manner some think all songs of Prabhat Samgiita are the same. Yet nothing could be further from the truth.

Each and every song has its own way of expression, its own beauty, and its own charm. So Prabhat Samgiita is a unique gift of Parama Purusa and that day started in 1982.

DONE AT THE RIGHT TIME

With His divine compassion, Baba Himself has been preparing the sadhakas’ minds for a long time. When Baba thought it the opportune moment then He graciously introduced Prabhat Samgiita. By that way bhaktas could get that link to go closer and be more intimate with Him. It is His grace.

Everything which Baba has done is perfectly on time. So in 1982 when finally the time came, sadhakas were ready to understand those highly devotional songs. That was His perfect planning and execution. And these divine songs will continue to guide devotees and the entire humanity from now up to eternity.

Namaskar,
Manoranjain

Note 1: WHEN BABA FIRST DISCUSSED ABOUT VARIOUS BHAVAS

Baba first explained in great detail about mysticism and the various types of relations (bhavas) a devotee has with the Lord in the appendix of Namami Krsna Sundaram. And then He started teaching Prabhat Samgiita.

Note 2: LINKS TO EARLIER LETTERS

#1: Why Prabhat Samgiita Started in 1982, posted 9/13/12

http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/09/why-prabhat-samgiita-started-in-1982.html

#2: Difference Between Kiirtan and Prabhat Samgiita, posted 9/16/12

http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/09/difference-between-kiirtan-and-prabhat.html

#3: To Enhance Devotion: Personal Communication with Him, posted 9/22/12

http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/09/to-enhance-devotion-personal.html

PRABHAT SAMGIITA

“A’mi bhule gechi sei dine ks’an’ yabe toma’re dekechi anupam…” (PS 1147)

Purport:

O’ my most Dear, O’ my beloved One, You are anupam – You are the Incomparable One. I have forgotten the time and day when I first saw You, but the sweet memory and the vibration of Your love is still resonating in my mind. Even now when I think about You, that nectar of love is ever-present. Indeed that very loving vibration and sound is emanating from and floating in the vast, blue sky. That divine love permeates my whole existence and overpowers my entire being.

Baba, the love which You showered on the beings of this dusty earth, that love and sweet aroma resides eternally in the mind. And the song of Prabhat Samgiita which You have taught to the world, that tune devotees have started to sing about You. And in that way, You have come within the realm of the gunas. Baba, Your greatness, Your beauty, Your sweetness can be expressed through those songs because You have revealed Yourself through the world of Prabhat Samgiita. And by that way You became asuci, O’ my most pure Eternal Entity.

Baba, O’ my Beloved, I forgot that very special moment when You blessed me with Your sweet love. But when I think about You that love becomes alive
and my whole being gets vibrated; it saturates my heart. Baba You are so gracious– Your love is unforgettable…

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