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Date: 15 Jun 2013 23:05:16 -0000

Baba

== Special Privileges: Cause of Disunity ==

“A casteless society: Caste is another important factor which disrupts society. The evils of the caste system are nowhere better known than in India. For unity in society, there should not be any small groupings within the society claiming economic and social privileges.” (AFPS-7, Social Psychology)

Note: According to Baba’s above teaching, wherever a section of society gets special privileges and benefits then that will severely threaten unity. Because instead of the entire collective body living arm-in-arm according to the same rules and procedures, there is mounting tension between various human groups because one particular group is getting special advantages. Across history and throughout the present-day society, there are countless examples.

For instance, nowadays in Israel the ultra-orthodox Jews have been receiving special financial benefits in the form of welfare bonuses as well as preferential treatment regarding the military. Specifically, they have been given a special pardon and hence have not been required to participate in Israel’s military draft. The rules for them are different. This has led to resentment, protests, and heated debates within Israeli society – and unity has been hampered – even disabled.

For the reason we need look no further than Sadguru Baba’s guideline.

“For unity in society, there should not be any small groupings within the society claiming economic and social privileges.”

We see similar effects in the Indian caste system where harijains (dalits) are scheduled castes and have been granted special privileges in the form of economic gifts and job quotas, irrespective of financial need. That means if there is a harijan who is millionaire then still that harijan will be given special economic benefits from the central government, whereas a beggar from a higher caste will not receive economic support from the state. That type of preferential treatment leads to strained relations, hatred and even riots between members of society.

In contrast, if on an economic basis, poor people are getting financial support from the central government or state, then that is supported by Prout.

In today’s AMPS, PP dada has special privileges and those in Centre do not like to accept a lower post. It is this very sense of entitlement that causes opportunism and distrust. In result, tensions rise and the lines are drawn. Under such circumstance unity can never be achieved. Because there cannot be special rights based on one’s birth or social status.

Here again is Baba’s guideline:.

“For unity in society, there should not be any small groupings within the society claiming economic and social privileges.”
Namaskar,
in Him,
Rasadeva

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“Path ceye bose chinu dhare, ele a’ji ghan varasa’y…” (P.S. 3226)

Purport:

O’ Divine Entity, since ages I was sitting on the path of Your arrival waiting to have Your darshan. All the good days passed by, yet now, in the pouring rain You have taken a lot of trouble come to me. You are so gracious. In this rainy season, the misty pollen fragrance of my ketakii [1] flower is floating all around. Its aroma is permeating all over in this misty rainy season.

O’ Parama Purusa, with deep yearning in my heart, in the effulgence of the day, I have searched for You. I have looked for You also in the pitch dark night in the stars, planets, nebulae, everywhere. O’ my Lord, I have searched You in each and every nook and corner of the deep blue sky – in which unknown place were You hiding. I could not get You anywhere.

My hot days [2] of summer have passed away. In calling and longing of You the tired night passed away and dawn [3] has arisen – and You have come. O’ Parama Purusa Baba, in the course of waiting for You, in that long span, the garland which I prepared for You has become dry and withered away – now only the thread is in my hand.

Baba, O’ my dearmost One, now in this situation how will I receive and honor You. Now in this pouring rain You have advented next to me. Baba, You have showered infinite grace by coming close to me. I surrender at Your lotus feet…

NOTES FOR PRABHAT SAMGIITA #3226:

[1] Ketakii flower: The screw-pine flower or tree is part of the Pandanaceae family or genus Pandanus. This tree has dagger-like leaves and is commonly found throughout SE Asia. This flower is known for its charming fragrance. It flowers especially in the rainy season and the strong aroma permeates the sair for miles around. In addition, the plant contains many thorns.

[2] Tapt divas: Literally meaning hot days and the inner sense is the terrible and difficult days of my life.

[3] Bhor: After a long span of life, when much time has passed then finally the awaited moment arrives. Hence the literal meaning is early morning or dawn, but the poetic idea is having passed a long time in waiting for the time to come.

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Date: 15 Jun 2013 07:43:32 -0000

Baba

== MAKING THE UNIT VAST ==

PRABHAT SAMGIITA #2425

“Vira’t’ toma’r bha’vana’y jato ks’udrata’ bhese ja’y…” (PS 2425)

Purport:

O’ Vira’t*, O’ Parama Purusa, You are so vast and great. By Your ideation, all the lowly feelings of meanness and narrowness get blown away – they vanish entirely.

O’ my Lord, with just a wee-bit of Your divine grace, the tiny, meagre drop of water becomes one with the vast, infinite ocean. By Your grace the unit becomes one with the Cosmic; the individual I-feeling becomes vast and ultimately becomes one with You. Baba, by ideating on You, the unit becomes You; and You are the Goal.

O’ Parama Purusa Baba, by thinking about You and chanting Your name – by involving in Your practices like asana, pranayama, dharana and dhyana – then one ordinary human being can reach unto You.

Baba, Your ideation & Your grace is everything…

NOTE FOR PRABHAT SAMGIITA #2425:

* Vira’t: This is one of the innumerable names and attributions of Parama Purusa. And according to Ananda Marga philosophy vira’t means something very vast – infinite. Thus the term vira’t reflects His Supreme Greatness and Glory.

“Parama Purus’a is very great, very very great. When the greatness becomes immeasurable, unfathomable, it is called vira’t in Sam’skrta.” (PNS-17, The Significance of Language)

Note: In common spoken Bengali, the use of the term vira’t is improper – they corrupted the word. Because in everyday Bengali speech, they use this term vira’t to represent ordinary, finite, measurable things like trees or buildings. So this is the wrong use of the term vira’t. And Baba condemns this. Thus, the common Bengali use of the term vira’t goes against Ananda Marga ideology.

OTHER LETTERS OF INTEREST

In case you are not on this other network, here are some recent letters that may be of interest:

(1) How one Baba Story book by a family acarya went astray by praising a dogmatic preacher:

http://anandamarganewsbulletin.blogspot.com/2013/06/harmful-person-is-praised.html

(2) How Ananda Marga is a unique and special approach that appreciates aspects of east and west:

http://anandamarganewsbulletin.blogspot.com/2013/06/some-blindly-running-east-some-west.html

(3) An expose on a tactic employed by certain organisational leaders to gain loyalty:

http://anandamarganewsbulletin.blogspot.com/2013/06/how-loyalty-is-bought-sold-in-our.html

Namaskar,
In Him,
Vishnu

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