Archive for October 27th, 2012

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From: Sudhanshu
Subject: Various Sadhakas Relate With Baba in Different Ways
Date: Sat, 27 Oct 2012 22:36:43 -0700 (PDT)



In our Ananda Marga, devotees think of Baba in a personal way. In dhyana, in dreams, and even in wakeful state, a sadhaka has a completely intimate and personal link with Baba. And Baba responds and goads us to come still closer. So the devotional link with Him is that of the Personal God where one relates to Him as a Father, Friend, or even more close.

Only jinanis adopt the theoretical path of the impersonal God – where they see and relate with Parama Purusa as the wind, or the ocean, or in the sunshine. But a bhakta thinks of Him as a Personal Entity. Devotees do not like to talk to the flower fragrance and they do not like to ask the clouds to grace them etc. Only followers of jinana marga do like this. Bhaktas communicate directly with Him as Dearmost Baba. Seeing, hearing, and touching Him they express their feelings, and seek His grace. It is a very personal approach wherein the devotee’s heart becomes completely satiated and their longing quenched.


Think of it this way. If a mother’s child is sick then with her deep love that mother will always remember and see her child’s face in her mind wherever that mother goes. Same is the case with devotees – they always ideate on Him in a personal way. Bhaktas keep Baba’s divine form in their mind’s eye, by His grace. In this way, they pass their days and nights. So there is no question of any theoretical, jinani, or impersonal approach. Ours is an intimate link with a Personal God. It is Baba’s grace.

Here we should all reflect on Baba’s words:

Baba says, “Parama Puruśa is Táraka Brahma; He is your iśt́a, your personal God. This is not a theoretical concept. The human mind can be delighted with some philosophical ideas, but the heart is not satisfied thus…iśt́a means the personal God with whom all unit beings can establish a relation of love and affection, to whom they can reveal their pains and pleasures, and surrender themselves and take the safest shelter in Him. That Parama Puruśa, that personal God is not the God of philosophy. Human beings cannot establish a very close relationship with something theoretical. If one closely follows Bhágavata dharma, the final result will be the realization of the Supreme, becoming one with one’s iśt́a.” (Subhasita Samgraha – 12, Ádarsha and Iśt́a)


Not only is Baba with us, but He is with us in the most personal manner. In Ananda Marga, every bhakta thinks of Him, visualises Him in dhyana, and embraces Him as their Personal Entity – their Personal God.

Baba says, “Human beings want a personal God whom they will accept as their object of adoration, who will hold out sublime hopes…“Do not fear, do not be perturbed, Parama Puruśa is with you.” To become involved in useless controversies regarding the Supreme Entity is meaningless. What is really important is to meditate on the personal God and move towards Him. And this personal God is the Singular Entity, the Táraka Brahma…Táraka Brahma is not only the liberator, the object of adoration, but also the loving Father. He is the eternal companion of unit beings in their joys and sorrows – not a God in the distant sky but an understanding Lord in the house where they dwell.” (Subhasita Samgraha – 11, A Devotee’s Object of Ideation)



Recently someone wrote and circulated an email about their own experience. This email is the creative imagination of one writer. It is like fine art or a fictional story. It has artistic value but is not factually accurate. So that email is not to be taken literally as Baba’s words or His actual statements.

Here is what he wrote.

“When the form is gone, I will be here in the winds, in the sweet fragrances of the flowers, in the twinkling light of the stars, in the murmuring sound of the rivulets, in the smiles of the new born babies, in the waves of The Cosmic Ocean; and if you have loved me, if you have trusted me, you will feel me in a thousand and one ways. Those who have loved me, those who have received my love, I am committed to them.”

By reading the above, it is clear the writer is the follower of jinana marga. In Ananda Marga, there are three accepted paths: Jinana, karma, and bhakti. This person is an adherent of jinana marga. They cannot comprehend Baba in a personal way, but gradually when they proceed onwards then one fine morning they will feel His closeness. It takes time but eventually it happens. Ultimately all have to come on the path of devotion. Again it should be emphasized that the sadhaka is a jinana margii and what they have written is in line with that type of mentality. They follow an impersonal approach. Jinana margiis feel comfortable talking and relating with Him as air, plants, clouds, electricity, waves etc. They like to talk with the wind, rays, leaves, oceans, stars, and ask for grace. This is what they like and what feels comfortable to them. They cannot comprehend Baba in personal way. Whereas bhaktas relate with Parama Purusa in a personal manner.

Baba says “For the jiṋániis, the intellectuals, the Goal is merely theoretical and impersonal. How can they expect a theoretical and impersonal entity to help them – and how can the jiṋániis even approach Him when for them His very existence is impersonal? So the jiṋániis, although they have recognized the importance of jiṋána or knowledge, have no future. They simply waste their valuable time, which is a very short span of hardly one hundred years.” (Subhasita Samgraha – 11, The Essence of Spiritual Progress)


We all know that both before 1990 and after, so many sadhakas were blessed by Baba to realise Him in their sadhana. This is the case with every sincere sadhaka. Everyone knows that Baba resides within. That is the specialty of the Ananda Marga tantra meditation and having Taraka Brahma as the Guru.

Throughout His grand array of darshans and discourses, Baba reminds us again and again that He resides within each and every human heart and that He is there in dhyana – always. Verily so many sadhakas experienced Baba internally in their meditation in those pre-1990 days – and still devotees communicate with Baba and receive His grace in their sadhana, as a Personal Entity in human form.




PS Intro: This song is the expression of a unique interplay between Bhagavan and bhakta. Where Parama Purusa asks various questions to the
devotee without revealing His own identity.

“Ka’r tare tumi ma’la’ ga’nthiya’cho, k’ar pathpa’ne ceye a’cho…” (P.S. 3234)


O’ devotee, for whom have you prepared this garland. For whom are you looking toward the path in unblinking manner. Who is your most loving one who is living at a distance and making you cry. Even then He is your dearmost. Who is that one.

Who is that Entity – your loving one – to whom you cannot forget. Who is that Entity for whom you are always longing for and yearning in your heart.

Who is your most beloved for whom You have collected the nectar of the heaven in your heart. And also you have decorated a bed of flowers for Him.
Who is that divine one, your most intimate.

For whom are you always keeping the suffering of longing in your heart. And you are forgetting other worldly problems in that love.

Whose love has made Your mind universal. Now you are feeling that every particle of this creation belongs to you – nobody is alien; nobody is distant. In your heart you feel that everyone is your kith and kin. You have opened the doors and windows of your heart to pour your love in serving the entire humanity.

O’ devotee for whom have you prepared the garland. And for whom are you waiting for by doing sadhana and dhyana. Who is you most Beloved…

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