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From: “Virendra Deva”
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: Fake Avadhuta
Date: 16 Oct 2012 21:03:45

Baba

== FAKE AVADHUTA ==

Namaskar,
Rudraprakashananda Dada was in Bhagalpur when he called Dayashekharananda on his cell. Dayashekharananda picked up and gave the reply, “I am in Delhi – if you want you can come to Delhi if you need to see me.” While on the phone they discussed some other points and then hung up.

After an hour or two, Rudraprakashanandji was walking around Bhagalpur and he was very surprised to see Dada Dayashekharananda there on the street. After all, he was just on the phone with Dayashekharananda and he claimed to have been in Delhi. So it was quite surprising to see him in Bhagalpur. (Note: For those not aware, Bhagalpur is a 15 – 18 hour train journey from Delhi.)

Dada Rudraprakashananda exclaimed, “You lied to me – you told me that you were in Delhi.”

Dada Dayashekharananda gave a nervous laugh and said, “No, no, I was only joking when I said that.” Then he added, “I just arrived here a few hours ago.”

HOW LONG HAS HE BEEN HERE?

At that point, Rudraprakashananda did not know what to believe and what not to believe, so he asked some local margiis how long Dada Dayashekharananda had been there.

Those margiis responded, “Oh, you do not know about him? This Dayashekharananda is a corrupt fellow; he has been here for 7 days living with one lady. He comes here frequently to be with her. This Dada is not a monk – nor is he a sannyasi of Ananda Marga. Just he wears the dress. Dayashekharananda gets money by selling Baba’s photos and collecting donations from margiis. And from those sales and collections, he is able to fund his devious, dirty, and deceptive lifestyle. Dayashekharananda comes here regularly to stay with his lady friend. Everybody knows this.”

The margiis added, “We complained about Dayashekharananda to the higher authorities but nothing ever came to pass and this Dada keeps doing those same negative things over and over again.”

APPEALING TO ACINTANANDJI

Hearing this Rudraprakashanandji was astonished that nothing had been done and that no intervention was ever made. So he decided to do something about this himself.

Rudraprakashanandji then approached Dada Acintanandji and requested him to take action.

Dada Acintananda replied, “I cannot do anything about Dayashekharananda’s misdeeds nor can I take disciplinary action against him. You must know that we are very few in number and we are getting harassed by Rudrananda. Our faction (i.e. Nigamananda group) is in trouble. Dada Rudrananda wants to oust us. So I need everyone – I do not want to lose one of my cadres. Especially not Dayashekharananda – he is our hit man; he is an asset to the team.”

Rudraprakashanandji stood their stupefied, hardly able to believe what he just heard from Acintanandji.

Acintanandji continued, “These types of personal scandals are secondary – of primary concern is to save the existence of our group. And for that, Dayashekharananda’s help is needed.”

INFORM ALL MARGIIS – CUT OFF FUNDS TO DAYASHEKHARANANDA

Rudraprakashananda understood then that he was not going to get the help or support he wanted from Acintanandji. So he took matters into his own hands. Dada Rudraprakashananda told the news of Dayashekharananda’s misdeeds to all workers.

They said, “We know about this – always that dada is plunged in some illicit dealing.”

Once again Rudraprakashananda took the determination to intercede on this issue. So he informed margiis across Delhi sector a about Dayashekharananda’s misdeeds and crooked dealings. Rudraprakashananda’s whole aim was to cut the financial supply line to Dayashekharananda. If no margii gives any donation to Dayashekharananda then naturally he will not be able to fund his illicit behaviour. Then he will be forced to change – or leave.

So that is what Rudraprakashanandji did and we are awaiting the results. But all should be alert: Do not support or give any money to Dayashekharananda – he is not an acarya in the real sense and his conduct must be changed, or he must leave.

JUST A ROTTEN APPLE – NOT SYSTEMIC PROBLEM

Let us keep in mind that there are many good acaryas in the organisation – most are well-intentioned and dedicated. Dayashekharananda is a rotten apple. But we must not overlook this problem. Just consider what happened with the Catholic church. At the beginning they overlooked a few cases and then over time the problem grew to epic proportions and ultimately got exposed for the whole world to see. Best is to nip the problem in the bud – stop it early. So we should all be vigilant about this. It is in this spirit that this letter has been written: To make things better and protect the integrity of our Ananda Marga Pracaraka Samgha.

Namaskar,
Virendra

Note 1: FOR THEIR SAFETY & SECURITY

For the well-being of those involved in this case, we are withholding the names of those involved like the name of the lady and other key people. Here the chief concern is to point out and rectify the misconduct of Dayashekharananda. However, if Dayashekharananda attempt to deny or dismiss the aforesaid allegations, then there will be no other option than to release the names of all involved and circulate photos as well.

Note 2: WT CONDUCT RULES

(A) 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)
– “Whenever supervisory worker so desires, the worker is to give the proper account of expenditure tallying with the cash at their disposal.” (Wt Conduct: Six Additional Rules, pt# 1c)
– “Each amount of collection should be deposited properly and drawn after submitting requisition.” (Wt Conduct: Six Additional Rules, pt# 1d)
– “Proper vouchers are to be maintained for each item of expenditure.” (Wt Conduct: Six Additional Rules, pt# 1e)

– “Tour program should be followed very strictly without any exception.” (Wt Conduct:Six Additional Rules, pt# 5)

(B) UNIVERSAL GUIDELINE FOR WTS:
Here is Baba’s universal guideline for all workers and sadhakas. This is the ultimate solution to all these kinds of problems.

Baba says, ““Cakśuńá Samvaro Sádhu” O spiritual aspirant! O Bhikśu! O monk! O devotee! You should have proper control over your eyes; whatever will have bad effect on your mind, you must not see it. “Sádhu Sotena samvaro”. Whatever will have bad effect on your mind, O good man, you must not hear it. “Ghánena Saḿvaro Sádhu.” You should have control over your nose, “Sádhu Jibháya Samvaro.” You should have control over your taste. “Káyena Samvaro Sádhu.” You should have control over your body. “Sádhu Vácáya Samvaro.” You should have control over your language also; and “Savvatha Saḿvaro Bhikśu.” If you want emancipation, if you want liberation from worldly fetters, you must have all-round restraint.” (Ananda Vacanamrtam, Part 14, The Fundamental Principles of Life)

(C) MORE RELATED WT RULES:
Here are some more Wt conduct rules that apply to the Dayashekharananda case.

“Avadhu’ta must not remain in a lonely place with any female.” (32 Rules for Avadhu’tas, pt #13)

“Under no circumstances should the purity of the body and mind be polluted.” (32 Rules for Avadhu’tas, pt #30)

“…Avadhu’ta shall not engage his ears in any obscene language or songs, touch any tamasik articles, see any depraving entity or pictures, go through any story, novel, or fiction having even the slightest bit of sexual importance, eat, drink, or smoke any rajasik or tamasik things or use any article which is artificially scented.” (32 Rules for Avadhu’tas, pt #32)

“One should have control over sadripu and astapasha.” (37 Worker’s Rules, pt #8)

“One should not look at the face of the opposite sex except at the time of nursing.” (37 Worker’s Rules, pt #15)

“One should follow discipline very strictly.” (37 Worker’s Rules, pt #24)

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

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To: am-global@earthlink.net
From: J_deva@markwebmail….
Subject: Dada’s Books: Are They Misleading
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2012 04:46:52 -0000

Baba

== DADA’S BOOKS: ARE THEY MISLEADING ==

Namaskar,
In his book, “Mere Rahasyamay Baba” (2010, Hindi), which translates as “My Mysterious Baba”, Dada Keshavanandji shares many of his experiences of being alongside Baba. As we all know, Keshavananda served as PA to Baba for years and years. So he has many remembrances.

However, that does not mean that Dada was always able to interpret everything properly. In particular, on pages 46- 48 of his book, Keshavananda tells the story of Yamara’j, the god of death. And he gives his own interpretation as well. It is a most interesting story and it is all recounted below.

The fascinating part is that after Keshavanandaji first started telling this story years ago. Thereafter, in 1980, Baba Himself delivered a discourse in order to correct Keshavanandaji’s faulty interpretation.

Tragically, years later and still today, when writing his book, Keshavananda remains in the dark about the very story which he himself tells. He is still telling it with the wrong understanding – despite Baba’s correction. Is that not ironic?

BABA’S MAGNANIMITY – BEYOND HUMAN UNDERSTANDING

When Baba is that most vast Entity, i.e that Cosmic Purusa, then as human beings, as unit microcosms, it is not always possible for us to perfectly understand Baba’s each and every action. And in certain cases some people get it totally wrong– 100% false & backwards.

The overall idea being that there are so many scenarios and interactions and Baba has His own special Supreme way of dealing. Naturally then it is not so easy for us to exactly say what is what & which is which.

More specifically, with all due respect and honor, those in Baba’s physical contact cannot be fully depended upon to properly recount and explain each and every aspect of Baba’s expression.

As a case in point here following is the story of Yamara’j – god of death – as told by Dada Keshavanandji, who as we all know was PA to Baba.

THE STORY OF YAMARA’J AS TOLD BY PA DADA

Over the years Keshavanandji has told this story at a variety of seminars, classes, & trainings. Hence, many of us are well familiar with Dadaji’s portrayal. And of course, more recently, he has printed it in his book, “Mere Rahasyamay Baba” (2010, Hindi). (Note: To date, this publication has yet to be translated into other languages, as far as we know. – Eds)

Here following is that story.

(Note: This is not a direct translation from the original Hindi version, but rather an accurate summary of that story.)

During the jail period, there was a convicted criminal, nay murderer, who was given the duty by the jail officials to serve as Baba’s personal cook. The convict’s name was Ramchij Rajawa’r’ of Chhapara’ District – as you may recall. And he served Baba well.

In the greater liila, Ramchij was blessed with the opportunity to be with Baba – such are the loving ways of Parama Purusa.

One day while Keshavanandji was along with Baba then Ramchij Rajawa’r’ excitedly came up to them and asked if he could tell the story of one occasion how he (Ramchij Rajawa’r’) had experienced his own death.

Baba gave His approval so Ramchij proceeded to give his account.

Ramchij Rajawa’r’ said: ‘Baba, one day I died – I experienced death. I was suffering from a fever lying there on my cot and two uniformed officials approached and told me in an authoritative voice that my time had come and that I must go along with them. With no other option I followed their order and step by step they led me up to kingdom of the god of death– to Yamara’j.’

‘I waited there with the guards and when my turn came then the those two officials firmly brought me before the grand throne of Yamara’j. And they loudly announced my name to the god of death.’

‘They said, ‘Here before you we have brought Ramchij Rajawa’r’.’

‘Immediately, the Yamara’j became furious and he loudly shouted at those at his two officials.’

‘Yamara’j scolded them, ‘You neglectful fellows. I (Yamara’j) did not tell you to bring Ramchij Rajawa’r’. I told you to bring Ramchij Ahir. You have confused the names and brought the wrong person. You completely misunderstood my command. Now go back and return Rajchij Rajawa’r’ to his locale and bring me Ramchij Ahir. Immediately do as I say’.’

Ramchij Rajawa’r’ continued on with his story:

‘The next thing I knew I was now lying on that special type of stretcher used for carrying bodies to the cremation ground. And I was surrounded by all my family members and various persons from my village. I saw that they were all crying. So when I opened my eyes and spoke to them they were startled and completely overjoyed.’

‘And the first thing I said to them is where is Ramchij Ahir. I want to know about Ramchij Ahir. Right away two boys were sent to go get Ramchij Ahir.’

‘They ran across the village and saw Ramchij Ahir milching his cows and then Ramchij Ahir looked over at them and then fell over – he died then and there, at that very moment.’

In that way Ramchij Rajawa’r’ recounted his story to Baba one night about how he had been brought to the doorstep of death. And
Keshavanandji heard it all.

DADAJI’S (MIS)UNDERSTANDING

Afterwards, when it was quiet, Keshavanandji looked at Baba and asked if things like this really happen. Baba just smiled.

Seeing Baba’s response and noting that Baba did not object to the story, Keshavanandji concluded in his own mind that Ramchij Rajbhar’s story is a 100% accurate and stands as a realistic depiction about death. That’s to say, Keshavanandji concluded that such mistakes can happen: Sometimes the wrong person is mistakenly put on their death-bed.

Thus thinking that he had heard a most amazing and incredible story, Dadaji began recounting this story in so many different lectures, seminars, and classes etc – all the while describing how due to an oversight or error in Yamara’j’s system, sometimes the wrong person dies.

And indeed that is how he wrote about it on pages 46 – 48 of his book “Mere Rahasyamay Baba” (2010, Hindi).

BABA CLARIFIES THE MATTER

However, some years after that initial event, in dharmic fashion Baba corrected and clarified the matter for one and all.

In His discourse “Yamara’j Ki Katha'” in Kolkata on 24 Feb 1980 (Ananda Vacanamrtam – 18 (H) & (B)), Baba makes explicit & detailed reference to Ramchij Rajawa’r’s story about the god of death. And the first thing that Baba says is that his helper – Ramchij Rajawa’r’ – is not a liar and that he saw everything in a dream. This much Baba says to begin and then Baba goes on to tell the entire story about Ramchij’s death – like experience.

And in the culminating section of that discourse, Baba directly states that such mistakes regarding death never happen. Baba tells that Parama Purusa is in control of each and everything in this vast creation in His divine kingdom, and that one faculty of Parama Purusa is that of Yamara’j – god of death. Hence, since the Divine Controller Himself is the Yamara’j, Baba directly states that such mistakes about the wrong person undergoing death never, never happens. In the kingdom of Parama Purusa such oversights never occur.

Thus, in His clear-cut, precise manner Baba unveils the truth about such types of mistakes, i.e. that they never happen. All this is clearly given in Baba’s discourse– “Yamara’j Ki Katha'” in Kolkata on 24 Feb 1980.

DADA K MISUNDERSTOOD ENTIRELY

By reading and hearing Baba’s perfect clarification, we can all understand that from the very beginning Keshavanandji misunderstood Baba’s reaction to the story when it was first told to them by Ramchij Rajawa’r’ in the jail.

That time Keshavanandji thought that since Baba smiled therefore He was insinuating it is true and that such mistakes can and do happen at the time of death. But that was the wrong conclusion entirely. Means Keshavanandji was off the mark.

So this is one clear-cut example how someone was telling a Baba story that was clearly shown to be incorrect. Because it is Baba Himself who corrects the story. Even then, Dadaji’s book (2010) was published 30 years – 3 entire decades – after Baba’s discourse on this topic and still Dadaji got it wrong.

Now in 2012, 32 years later, tragically, Keshavananda remains unaware that he is giving the wrong teaching. Here’s the proof: Dada told it in the wrong way again in his book, “Mere Rahasyamay Baba” (2010, Hindi), on pages 46 – 48, and still no errata page has been publicly issued.

WHY IT HAPPENED

The natural question is why did this happen. Why after all these years, after all it was 30 years between Baba’s 1980 discourse and the 2010 publishing of Dada’s book, is Dada still telling the story incorrectly.

We can only conclude that Dada is lacking in common sense. Even though he was Baba’s PA still he could not understand Baba’s simple gesture. That is one part. And the second aspect is that Dadaji wrongly thinks he knows all of Ananda Marga ideology, therefore he does not read Baba’s books and could not come up with the right conclusion.

Namaskar,
Jiivendra

Note 1: NOT AN ISOLATED INCIDENT

We should all be aware that there are serious mistakes in so many books written and published by Dadas. The above is but one example of many. More are coming. The overall spirit is the Baba’s Personality and teachings should be properly portrayed and if any book written – by a Dada or anyone at all – goes against this ethic, then the wrong needs to be pointed out and corrected.

PRABHAT SAMGIITA

PS Intro: This below song reflects that deeply spiritual truth how Parama Purusa is always graciously calling the jiivas towards His divine Self through His eternal sound of omnkara – His murali dhvani, the divine sound of Cosmic Consciousness.

“Tumi je d’ekecho a’ma’y, a’ja je ghare tha’ka’ da’y…” (PS 736)

Purport:

Baba, it is impossible for me to remain here in my house because You have graciously called me to come close to You. Baba, I want to respond to Your divine call. Baba, it is difficult to comprehend how wonderfully magical Your tunes and melodies are. Baba, You are so charming. O’ my Dearmost, in the abode of my mind, the divine vibrations of Your flute resonate incessantly – ceaselessly. By Your grace, I hear Your flute always: While sleeping, in my dreams, and in my awakened state. Baba, You are so gracious; You are residing in my heart all the time, all the 24hrs. Baba, even if I want to forget You, how can I forget You. Your greatness is beyond conception. No matter how many octaves I know, You are remaining beyond them all. You are beyond the reach of my limited human capacity. Baba, the soothing resonance of Your divine flute makes me float beyond all the lokas in Your rhythm, in Your song, and in Your blissful melodies. Baba, O’ Divine Entity, please give me shelter at Your lotus feet…

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