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Date: 07 October 2012 17:48:36 -0000
From: Ashiish Deva
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: Re: About That Famous Bogus Quote #8

Baba

== RE: ABOUT THAT FAMOUS BOGUS QUOTE ==

~ Part 8 ~

(Note: This is the 8th letter of this series. Links to the prior 7 letters are noted below. – Eds)

Namaskar,

“I am not this physical body, this physical body is not me. If you want to know me, work for my mission, because I have merged myself with my mission.”

I am fully convinced that this above “quote” has been completely fabricated by Sarvatmanandji after he borrowed it from the unofficial book – Supreme Expression I. Furthermore, I appreciate the many points raised by rational margiis that this quote is illogical and against our Ananda Marga fundamentals. And that it can never be added to our Ananda Marga shastra for the very clear-cut reason that there is absolutely no evidence Baba said this. It is not part of any recorded discourse nor is it part of an approved publication. Just it is hearsay

BHAKTI MARGA

Even then here is another way of examining this fake quote – as it goes completely against our devotional cult.

To realise Parama Purusa, it is said there are three paths: jinana marga, karma marga, bhakti marga. Yet, Baba says that ultimately there is only one marga i.e. devotion – as the other two paths are helping bhakti.

This idea, that Baba has merged Himself in the mission and that one should do mission work to realise Him, is nothing but karma marga. Metaphorically the quote means: Do mission work and merge in Him. That is the so-called teaching.

But this is nothing but karma marga or karma yoga – not bhakti marga. So it is not a viable path for realising Him. So this entire quote is a bogus idea. It is completely dysfunctional.

IMPORTANT MEANING OF ONE SONG

This brings to mind one Prabhat Samgiita:

Tava kaja kore jabo yatha shakti mane rekeh sab sera parabhakti
(I will do Your work according to my capacity but I will keep in my heart that bhakti is the best path)

This further shows that this quote is a defective idea. One cannot realise Him only by doing His work. One must come unto the path of bhakti, then one can realise Him – otherwise not. But the quote states that one will realise Him by doing work, i.e. karma marga. So this is wrong.

Baba says that ultimately one must come onto the path of bhakti. So karma marga alone is not enough. In this way also the concocted quote is inherently defective.

Namaskar,
Ashiish

Note 1: IMPORTANT POINT:

SOME THINK IT OK IF THEY CHANGE THE WORD “MERGE”

That which cannot be substantiated should not be accepted as the final word of God. If we do, then we are opening up the floodgates to more and more dogmas which the priest class will introduce, one after another.

Some are under the impression that if they delete the word “merge” from the bogus quote then it is more in line with Baba’s teachings and hence we should accept it as Baba’s original teaching and include it as part of our Ananda Marga shastra. But this is not the right approach. We only take that to be scripture which we have Baba’s recorded voice or an approved transcription / translation. That alone is our Ananda Marga scripture. All kinds of hearsay, alleged statements, and even old Baba stories do not come within the purview or shastra.

The same goes for these bogus quotes about merge-in-mission. If we were to add one or both versions of this fake quote into Ananda Marga shastra, that opens the floodgates. Then one can add any type of Baba story or tale, or remembrance and publish that in His name as well. Or if we were to change the bogus quote to our liking and add it to the Ananda Marga shastra, then anyone could do the same with some other bogus or junk quote. Just think about the problems we would be inviting.

All along Baba was very strict about the sanctity of scripture. To be part of Ananda Marga scripture, there must be clear-cut proof that Baba actually spoke those words – either by His recorded voice or a publication which He Himself approved. There is no third option. (From Re: About That Famous Bogus Quote #8, 02 Oct 2012.)

Note 2: CITATION FROM PANDAJI’S LETTER:

AC SARVATMANANDJI’S ROLE IN FABRICATING THIS BOGUS QUOTE

Dada Sarvatmanandji himself introduced / re-introduced this quote in October 1990 because at that time he was the organisation. He ruled over everything and he thought that by this quote everyone will be convinced fully to blindly follow and execute his order. This fake quote suited his needs well. Other Dadas who helped him in this regard included: Bhaveshanandji, Tadbhavanandji, Vratishvaranandji, Vijayanandji, Mantreshvaranandji, among others.

Some naive people may justify that the terms “mission” and “organisation” are two different things; but, practically speaking, they are not. In Bengal, mission means organisation such as the Ramakrishna Mission. And not just Bengal, the world over people talk about the Christian Missions. In these cases, they are talking about the Ramakrishna organisaton comprised of people and projects and the Christian mission comprised of people and projects. In common parlance mission means organisation.

And indeed if you read the propagandised quote it carries the same meaning – that mission is an organisation where people gather and work:

“If you want to know me, work for my mission, because I have merged myself with my mission.”

So it was in that spirit, whereby mission means organisation, that Sarvatmanandji created this fake quote. His intent was: Baba has merged in the mission (i.e. organisation) and the way to please Him is to work for the organisation and follow your higher authority. This was Sarvatmanandji’s plan for keeping all power concentrated in his hands. Remember, back in late October 1990, the whole of AMPS was very different – it was a monolithic structure under the dictatorship of one person. It was not fractured; there was one person the top seat. And indeed the plan worked; nobody opposed Dada Sarvatmananda.

Here is the proof: Just a few days later Central Committee unanimously declared the Mahaprayan Divas observance as an annual pilgrimmage to Tiljala – thereby making Kolkata the focal point. The mandate was for all to come to Tiljala to observe so-called Mahaprayan; it was not allowed to observe this anywhere else – only Tiljala (Kolkata.)

Hence, just as those Hindu priests fabricated one tale that Mahaprabhu merged into the Jagannath idol in order to appease and control all his disciples, similarly Sarvatmanandji concocted that false merge in mission quote and attributed it to Baba to eyewash legions of margiis and wts. Sarvatmanandji’s plan was that they should follow his every word because he (Dada Sarvatmananda) was the organisational head and Baba had merged Himself into the mission / organisation.

And we can see that Sarvatmanandji got success.

In the next few short years, he carried out so many dastardly deeds by his mere order: Mahaprayan dogma, Fake Ananda Vaniis, Expulsion as a weapon and so much more. Sarvatmanandji did so many things because he had harnessed the obedience of workers and margiis by concocting this single quote: “If you want to know me, work for my mission, because I have merged myself with my mission.” For this reason, so many listened to his every word and followed his command.

What then is the difference between Dada Sarvatmananda’s approach and that of those dogmatic priests of the Puri temple. Both fabricated outrageous tales in order to bring scores of followers under their control.

I think now the point is clear.

Namaskar,
N. Panda

Note 3: LINKS TO ALL PRIOR LETTERS ON THIS THREAD

#1: http://www.am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/09/about-that-famous-bogus-quote.html

#2: http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/09/re-about-that-famous-bogus-quote-2.html

#3: http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/09/re-about-that-famous-bogus-quote-3.html

#4: http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/09/re-about-that-famous-bogus-quote-4.html

#5: http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/09/re-about-that-famous-bogus-quote-5.html

#6: http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/09/re-about-that-famous-bogus-quote-6.html

#7: http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/10/re-about-that-famous-bogus-quote-7.html

PRABHAT SAMGIITA

Baba has given this following song to warn those who are demons in human form, who by their nefarious work are destroying the peace by spreading poison and bringing disaster.

“Manus’ manus’ ha’ra’ye hunsha kotha’y calecho tumi.
A’ka’sh ba’ta’s bis’iye diye narak kare marttyabhu’mi…” (PS 1190)

Purport:

Why have you lost your rational sense and started moving on the path of annihilation and ruination. You made this golden earth poisonous with the domination of your disastrous theories, i.e. the dogma of groupism etc. You threw away the high ideals of spirituality and you forgot the eternal truth that whatever strength you are getting, that is coming from Him…Parama Purusa…Baba… He is the source. So you lost the sense and you do not like to understand that, to pulverize your ego, the trident of Parama Purusa is active…

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