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Archive for October 14th, 2012

Date: Sun, 14 Oct 2012 18:41:18 -0000
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: Re: Prout Practiced in Every Ideal Family #2
From: Valmiki Deva “vd_deva@4link…..”

Baba

== Re: PROUT PRACTICED IN EVERY IDEAL FAMILY ==

~ Part 2 ~

(Note: This is the second letter in this series. A link to the first letter is appended below. – Eds)

Namaskar,
“The truth is that Prout is very much a practical philosophy that is already on display on this earth. Already the major tenets of Prout are being practiced by ideal families across the globe.

A true family functions off of the dual approach of service and consumption. Things are done and goods are purchased for the welfare and utilisation of those family members – not for profit. If someone is sick, the right medicine is procured: Period. And if someone is hungry then food is offered etc. There is no question of deliberating if a particular action will be profitable or not. According to their means, family members provide for everyone in their family.” (From Prout Practiced in Every Ideal Family – Part 1)

As we know, our Proutistic philosophy mandates that every person be given food, clothing, shelter, medical care, and education and this is what we see happening in our ideal families across the globe.

Baba says, “In a joint family every member is provided with adequate food, clothing, education and medical treatment, and amenities, as per their individual needs, according to the financial capacity of the entire family.” (Problems of the Day #1)

ALL ARE CARED FOR IN AN IDEAL WORLDLY FAMILY

Here the whole point is that the ideal worldly unit family (husband and wife, children, and grandparents) is not governed by the profit motive. Rather, everyone’s needs are assessed and ultimately met, as far as possible. To that end, the children’s education is emphasized, the elderly are cared for, the parents provide food to everyone in the house. Indeed, so many things are done.

Hence on a practical level, on a day-to-day basis, our Prout philosophy is alive and well in our ideal worldly family households, whereas the ways of greedy capitalism are not at all tolerated in our family lives.

Baba says, “If, however, any member of the family appropriates more grains, clothes, books or medicines than he requires, will that person not be the cause of distress to other members of the family? In such circumstances his actions will be certainly against dharma – certainly antisocial.” (Problems of the Day #1)

Thus, as Baba points out, there may be some very degraded fellows that do not follow these principles, but they cannot be called true family members. Rather they are anti-social beings who need severe rectification. Because the ways of over-accumulation and cheating are not tolerated in our family life.

And the day is soon to come when it will not be tolerated in our collective life either. The days of capitalism are numbered.

Suffice to note here that in each and every region, we will find proper worldly families who neatly adhere to our code of Proutistic living, whether they are aware of the term ‘Prout’ or not.

CREATING A PROUTISTIC SOCIETY

So creating a fully Proutistic society is not far off. It is quite close by.

We need not look deep into our Ananda Marga ideology to find that those very tenets, already present in ideal worldly family life, are to be applied to make a Proutistic human society. It is just a matter of extension or extrapolation, nothing more.

On the very first pages of “Problems of the Day”, Baba gives this very solution.

Baba says, “We must not forget, even for a single moment, that the entire animate world is a vast joint family…All living beings can enjoy their rightful share of this property, like members of a joint family in the Da’yabha’ga 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 #1)

So the building of a Prout society is nothing more than the application of our ideal family values to one and all.

That is not to say that Prout will immediately be implemented and flourish on this earth. It will take trial, ingenuity, and, most importantly, a spiritual outlook; but, nonetheless, in its micro form, Prout is already being practiced on this globe. So it is not something foreign either.

Plus, as the ills of capitalism continue to create more and more problems on this earth – from poverty to environmental destruction, from economic depressions to cheating, unemployment, and theft etc – humanity will be desperately searching for a solution.

Now then is the perfect time to do more and more pracar of the Proutistic vision and raise the consciousness of the common people. Then we will easily be able to establish new ideas and new habits. So it is our duty to educate people about Prout.

Baba Himself says that if we merely introduce people to the term Prout, then our Prout movement will be successful. People should know Prout exists, i.e. name recognition. Once that is done, then in a natural, organic manner the ideals of Prout will be integrated into collective norms. That is Baba’s stated guideline.

So it is our duty to highlight the ideals of Prout in a simple, positive, and practical manner to convince the people to move in this direction. And what better way to do this than to demonstrate how already Prout is functioning on this globe – in our worldly family lives.

Prout is right on the cusp of becoming established – it is not far off. Already, it is present all around us, and in a much shorter time than we think, it will flourish on a grander scale on this earth.

The key point to it all is extending our inherent worldly family feeling to one and all on this earth. And verily this is natural for us as human beings.

OUR NATURAL SOCIAL WAY

In but a few lines Baba explains how it is the dharma of all to live together in a Proutistic manner – with deep affinity for one and all – and that by going against this, one is transgressing their social dharma. Hence if anyone adopts any greedy, capitalistic methods, then theirs will not be tolerated as a proper way of living.

Baba says, “A member of a joint family cannot be called a social being if he does not possess the sentiment of oneness with the other members, or if he does not want to accept the lofty ideal of joint rights and the principle of rationality. According to true spiritual ideology the system of private ownership cannot be accepted as absolute and final, and hence capitalism cannot be supported either.” (Problems of the Day #1)

Thus, through our spiritual values, we will be able to easily make Prout a pervasive approach in our society. That is our natural dharma.

Already Prout is the way in our ideal, worldly family households and soon that clean extension will take place to bring our entire human family under the banner of Prout.

BABA’S BLESSING

Baba says, “For a healthy society, for a healthy social structure…Today or tomorrow the entire world will accept PROUT as the only panacea for all the world’s mundane and supramundane ailments. There is no alternative.” (Prout Nutshell – 17)

Namaskar,
Valmiki

Note 1: LINK TO PRIOR LETTER ON THIS TOPIC

http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/10/prout-practiced-in-every-ideal-family.html

PRABHAT SAMGIITA

“Sukhe dukhe a’mi toma’y bha’loba’si, toma’r tare ka’ndi ha’si…” (Prabhata Samgiita #2679)

Purport:

Baba, in both my pleasure and pain, I love You. I cry as well as laugh for You. My entire existence is revolving around You. You are my everything. You are the jewel of my heart – my most precious and attractive One. In my mental sky, You are the only shining Entity, like the full moon. O’ Parama Purusa, You are my everything.

Baba, I do not know since which hoary past You came in my life. Nor do I know when You made everything effulgent. You created this world, and since the dawn of this creation You are. Since that time the divine effulgence is still shining as it is – unchanged. It did not become faint. It does not obey the time factor. It is eternal.

Baba, You are One but You are expressing Yourself in infinite ways. You are that Singular Entity, but also You have created many. This whole creation is also Your form. So You are always playing Your divine liila with this world which You have created. This divine liila is a mix of darkness and effulgence. By this way, and with the attraction of Your love, sometimes You keep me close and sometimes You keep Yourself at a distance.

Baba, You are my Dearmost, I am singing Your name and keeping Your warm feeling in my heart – all the time, day and night. 24hrs. It is Your grace…

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