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Baba

“Tamasa” ka”t’iche bihag d”akiche, purva toran”e khuliche dva”r…” (P.S. 4647)

Purport:

By His grace, today in the eastern horizon the sun has come, the birds are chirping with full joy, the darkness has gone. The crimson dawn is rising– everything is beautiful; everything is charming. The door of a new era has opened.

O” my brothers and sisters, everyone get ready. Do not remain drowsy and in a state of slumber – Arise, awake. O” children, boys, and girls of the world, break the jail of dogma and staticity and come out.

Now it is our duty to fulfill those great tasks which were started by sages in the past. We have to remain vigilant and keep the lamp of neo-humanism effulgent forever.

By His grace, today all the darkness and staticity has gone; a new brilliant era has come….

== BLAME GOD FOR ONE’S OWN SIN ==

Namaskar,
We all know that in Baba”s different discourses He has clearly expressed that there are various types of devotees. Some are A-grade devotees, some B-grade, and some are C-grade devotees.

WHAT C-GRADE DEVOTEES DO

Those who have the lowest type of devotion, those C-grade devotees have one peculiar way of dealing. Whenever they do anything at all, then in their mind they crudely think: “I made this jagrti…”, “I arranged this relief program…”, “I gave a very good speech…”, “I initiated so many persons…”, “I established this unit or that Master Unit…”, “All these good things I did – They were done by me…”, “I did all those things….”

In this way lower devotees review their actions.

And if sometimes they become sick or get into an accident and their leg is broken, then that time those same low devotees blame Baba, as if He is responsible for creating the problem. At that time such low devotees proclaim, “He (BABA) confused my mind. That is why I drove into the ditch and broke my leg; otherwise I was fine.”

So in day to day life such low-grade devotees openly blame Baba for their own mistakes and sin. Yet when they do something good then they never give credit to Baba. Such devotees only give “credit” to God for their negative deeds onl – not for any good deeds. In that case, they themselves take the credit.
This is the status of the lower most category of devotees.

THE WAYS OF A-GRADE DEVOTEES

As you may have read, in His discourses Baba explains how the feeling and expression of A-Grade devotees is the exact opposite. A-grade devotees always take responsibility for their bad deeds and firmly tell Parama Purusa, “I am ready to take punishment for all my bad deeds, and the positive credit of my good deeds I am offering at Your lotus feet”.

So A-grade devotees always give due credit to Parama Purusa and never blame Him for their mistakes, blunders, or sin. Whereas C-grade devotees always indulge in this casting blame on Parama Purusa.

BABA’S GUIDELINES

In so many teachings in Ananda Marga philosophy, Baba has explained that people create their own problems due to their own errors or sinful acts and that Parama Purusa is not responsible for their negative actions. Thus people acquire samskaras, either good ones or bad ones, from their previous actions. In that case there is no scopre for blaming Parama Purusa for one’s own problems.

Ananda Marga philosophy says, “People often hold Parama Purusa responsible for calamities that befall them, but in fact they alone are responsible, as the suffering of fate is only reaction of their own previous actions. How can Parama Purusa be responsible? Human beings themselves are answerable for their fate as it is their actions alone which create it. They alone will have to bear the consequences of all their actions. No one else can substitute for them. Their good deeds beget good result, while bad ones beget bad results, and they will have to experience both without exception. This is the law of Prakrti and no one can change this law.” (Ananda Marga Elementary Philosophy, p. 86-87)
Here again Baba is directing us not to blame Parama Purusa for one’s own problems.

“I have already said that the sadhaka’s sufferings are caused by the samskaras which one created oneself. One should not therefore be afraid of experiencing these reactions or accuse Brahma of injustice on this account. Humans very often complain, “God, so you had this in store for me. Is this my reward for so much worship and so much charity?” Such complaints are foolish, even sinful. At the time of suffering a sadhaka should reproach himself for his past misdeeds and refrain from evil actions in order to avoid more suffering in the future. Everyone should bear in mind that as long as the fire of woes is not extinguished–so long as the samskaras are not burned one has got to suffer. That is why I say you must not find fault with others because of your own samskaras; they are merely the reactions caused by your own mistakes and misbehavior.” (Subhasita Samgraha, pt 2, p. 7)

In His above teachings, Baba is emphasizing again and again that every sadhaka is responsible for causing their own suffering; blaming Parama Purusa for such their misfortune is very negative. It is sin.

BABA’S ETERNAL BLESSING

Baba always showers His grace and guides us always along the road of Supreme welfare.

“Utilizing the vibrations created for eternal time by Shrii Shrii Anandamurtiji through januspharsha and varabhaya mudras, take yourself and the entire universe ahead along the path of welfare. Omn Shanti!” (Caryacarya – 1, “Concluding Words”)

Namaskar,
Nagendra

Note 1: “BLAMING GURU” OR SAYING “GURU GIVES TESTS” IS THE SAME THING
Blaming Guru and saying that Guru gives tests to humiliate and torture us – these two outlooks are rooted in the same defective mentality. Because in truth, Guru is always blessing all His devoees and whatever negative situations a sadhaka may undergo is merely the result of their own samskara.
But due to their low state of mind, low-grade devotees prefer to blame Baba and justify that, “Guru is testing me.” Whereas those with higher devotion feel in their heart and understand in their mind that Baba is all-loving and always showering His causeless grace.

Note 2: ACARYAJI’S BOOK:

BABA PURPOSELY CREATES PROBLEMS TO TEST US

In his book “Divyacaksu”, Acarya Pratapa’dityaji is infusing the misguided noition that Baba intentionally tests us. As if Baba is purposely creating problems and difficulties for us. This dogma Acarya Pratapa’dityaji puts in print in his book. However, this defective mentality is just one false notion. As we know, Baba the Parama Purusa is all-loving and He does anything and everything to bring us along the path of supreme benevolence. The problems one undergoes in life is due to their own poor choices and samskaras.

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