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From: “Tattvadarshrii Deva” Tattvadarshrii.99@exfin….
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Date: 14 Nov 2012 21:37:06 -0000
Subject: Brain Replacement And Living Forever

Baba

== BRAIN REPLACEMENT AND LIVING FOREVER ==

Namaskar,
Since the very beginning, human beings have been seeking immortality. Some sought the fountain of youth, others miracle cures in nature or boons from the gods. Today, humanity believes it has found its ticket to immortality: modern medical science.

People think by replacing their organs – one after another – the day is not far when they will command their own life’s destiny and longevity. Indeed the rich and wealthy think that medical science is on the cusp of curing each and every ailment.

Such materialists have already fallen into the false hope that what they have in this world will last forever, so now their inner heart’s desire is to find a materialistic pathway for their own immortality. However far they are willing to openly admit this or not, but their entire life approach speaks to this desire. They have put all their stock in it.

Such a misguided estimation is nothing but fool’s paradise.

In Ananda Marga, Baba has given the correct analysis and solution to this issue of immortality. As margiis we should understand both the place and limitation of today’s medical science as well as know the proper way to become immortal.

ONE TRANSPLANT AFTER ANOTHER

There is no doubt about it: Medical science has progressed.

If a knee goes bad, put in a new one. If your kidney becomes diseased, get a transplant. If the heart becomes problematic, no problem, they can rebuild it, replace it, or insert a machine.

The advances of medical science are quite staggering and impressive.

The day is not far when a person might lose their leg in an accident only to have it replaced by a preserved leg from a previously living human. Things are moving ahead that quickly.

Indeed, there are lots and lots of options and new discoveries in today’s world of modern medicine. So many organs can be replaced and transplanted. And this science is only going to become more refined and more developed.

Even then modern medicine has its limitations. It may extend life a few years and even increase the quality thereof, but it cannot make a person immortal. That can never, ever happen.

The dreamy vision of such materialists is bound to burst into pieces.

THE CRITICAL POINT: THE BRAIN TRANSPLANT

The critical matter in all of this is that every organ – including the brain – will die, at some point in time or another. And while most decaying or dead organs can be replaced and one can go on living, when the brain dies, this is not possible.

When the brain dies then that is the end of that human life. If the brain is replaced, then that being will be an entirely different person – with an entirely different personality and with a whole new set of samskaras.

That then is the beginning and the end of this discussion on human immortality. The brain is an organ – it is subject to death – replacing it does not extend the life of that person. That is Baba’s distinct formula. (Reference: ‘The Omnipotent and Omnipresent Consciousness’ & so many other discourses)

So no matter how far medical science advances, no matter how tall the desire is of such materialists, there is no hope that human life can become immortal. The brain is subject to disease and death and replacing it will not renew that human life.

Indeed today with the rising complexity of human life, brain disease are on the rise: dementia, schizophrenia, strokes, etc. Some basic treatment can be successfully attempted, but after all the brain will die one day and when it does it cannot be replaced as a means to regenerate that particular human life.

PROOF FROM BABA

Here are Baba’s quotes as proof of the above equation that once the brain dies then that human life is over, hence there is no such thing as being immortal in this world.

(#1) In this first quote Baba guides us that the brain is an organ that does in fact die.

Baba says, “A dead person’s body has a brain, but it does not function because it is dead and there is no mind in it.” (Ananda Marga Philosophy – 1)

(#2) Here below Baba explains that replacing the brain means creating a new human being with its own unique personality.

Baba says, “The different parts of the body of a biological babe can be replaced, but the brain cannot be replaced, for it is a brain with a particular set of sam’ska’ras, and hence replacement of the brain would mean replacement of the personality. The brain is a collection of nerve cells, the totality of which is the personality. It is not possible to change the brain without changing the nerve cells and consequently the personality.” (Prout in a Nutshell – 15)

(#3) Here Baba makes His definitive statement that replacing the brain means creating an entirely new person

Baba says, “As a result of the replacement of the brain, the mind, with all its reactive momenta, will have to take a completely new receptacle, and in that case the person will be an entirely new being.” (A Few Problems Solved – 2)

The case then is quite clear. Because the brain is a bodily organ subject to disease and death, and because transplanting the brain would mean the creation of an entirely different and new human being, there is no question of anyone gaining immortality in this material world. It is absolutely impossible and no phenomenal medical discovery can change this fact.

THIS WORLD IS JAGAT: EVERYTHING MOVES

People enter this world and wrongly conclude that this is their permanent abode and that they will remain here forever. They plan and
live as if they are going to be here forever. They build strong houses, gather riches, and do so many things in hopes of making this world their permanent home.

Little do they know or wish to admit that either they will lose those possessions or those possessions will outlive them. There is not other option.

Baba says, ““Jagat sa’ks’iiru’pam’” – the Universe is called “jagat” in Sam’skrta. “Gam” means to move. Here in the Universe, nothing is stationary, nothing is fixed. Everything moves; that’s why this universe is called jagat. Movement is its dharma; movement is its property.” (Ananda Vacanamrtam – 1)

Hence, there is no chance of creating permanence in this mobile universe. It can never happen. Everything is on the move: What comes will one day go.

Baba says, “Some people believe that money and wealth will greatly help them in life but they are mistaken because wealth and riches are limited. A finite entity comes and goes; it has a beginning and end. How can it help you? Thus, the physical body, wealth, riches and clothes cannot give you any lasting assistance.” (Ananda Vacanamrtam – 7)

TRUE PATH OF IMMORTALITY

Here Baba reveals to us the secret of how to attain immortality.

Baba says, “Except for Parama’tma’, all objects of this universe are mortal. So to be established in immortality, what will one have to do? One will have to awaken one’s pointed intellect, and in due course that awakened pointed intellect will merge into Supreme Consciousness, Parama Caetanya. This is the state of attainment of immortality.” (Subhasita Samgraha – 21)

Thus the only way to attain immortality is by goading all our psychic and spiritual potentialities towards the Supreme and taking shelter in Him.

Here again is Baba’s strict edict in this regard.

Baba says, “It is absolutely meaningless to attempt to attain immortality or absolute bliss in any way other than by ideating on the
Eternal one.” (Ananda Marga Ideology and Way of Life – 7)

BABA’S BLESSING

Baba has graciously blessed all human beings with the innate desire to attain lasting peace (immortality). None should fall in the pitiful trap of thinking that this transitory world can be their permanent place. None should get befooled into thinking that their human body will live on and on. Thinking in these defective ways means wasting one’s precious human life. To fulfill our desire of eternal life and endless bliss one must take shelter in Him.

The idea of replacing the brain and living forever is not an option.

Baba says, “Human beings can hope to attain everlasting peace by knowing You [Parama Purusa] who are everyone’s own, who are the most favourable to one and all. Now lasting peace, that is, a’tyantikii sha’nti, is that permanent peace which does not vanish after two or three days. Peace which is everlasting, which leads to eternal well-being, is a’tyantikii sha’nti. Only by knowing that Parama Purus’a can one attain eternal peace. There is no alternative.” (Ananda Vacanamrtam – 31)

Baba says, “O human beings, you are fortunate. The clarion call of the Universal has reached you. Not only has the call come, but you are hearing it and it is vibrating in every cell of your body. Will you now lie in the corner of your house as an inert being and waste your time by clinging to old skeletons and bemoaning them? The Supreme Being is calling you in the roar of the ocean, in the thunder of the clouds, in the speed of lightning, in the meteor’s flaming fires. Nothing good will come from idleness. Get up and awake the clouded chivalry of your dormant youth. It may be that the path is not strewn with flowers and that inferiority complex will be attempting to hold fast your each advancing step, but even then you have to proceed onwards tearing the shroud of darkness. You will tear the thick darkness of despair as you advance in the racing chariot radiant with the sun’s brilliance towards the attainment of the Supreme state.” (Subhasita Samgraha – 1)

Namaskar,
Tattvadarshrii Deva

Note: OUR SAMSKRTA NAMES

Baba says, “At the time of initiation or shortly afterwards, those who do not have a Sanskrit name should be given one by the ácárya/á. The word deva should be suffixed to the name…the more the usage of deva as a title, the better it is. The Sanskrit name should be used in all worldly dealings.” (Caryacarya-1)

PRABHAT SAMGIITA

“Tumi ekat’u ka’che eso, a’r ekat’ukha’ni heso…” (PS 1909)

Purport:

Baba, please grace me by coming a little more close, and please smile softly. Baba, by Your grace, my penance to get You will remove the cimmerian darkness of my mind. That I know. O’ my Dearmost, please shower your sweet and charming smile like a full moon.

I know this cimmerian darkness of my mind is not eternal. So much mental blackness and so many stains come and go from my mind – hundreds of times. Yet this deep, all around pitch darkness, pervading everywhere, will leave, keeping its head low in defeat. Baba, by Your grace I will be victorious. O’ Gracious One, Your love brings divine effulgence – not darkness.

By Your grace, I will not accept defeat at any cost. I will remain holding only Your lotus feet. Whatever people may say, whatever may happen, I will remain pure and blemishless, by Your grace. Baba, You are my beginning and my end– You are my Goal.

Baba, please come close and grace me with Your divine love…

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