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Date: 17 May 2011 14:19:58 -0000

From: “Subhash Deva”

To: am-global@earthlink.net

Subject: History of the Birth of…

Baba

== HISTORY OF THE BIRTH OF FAKE ANANDA VANIIS ==

Namaskar,

We all know that since 1990, we have been living in an era when those at the helm issue their own fake Ananda Vaniis.

Over the years, much has been written about why these so-called vaniis are fake – and some of those points will be appended below.

What has not been talked about much is why our respected Dadas did like this. What propelled them into thinking they should create these Fake Ananda Vaniis. What are the historical forces at play?

HISTORICAL CONTEXT

After 1990, there was a major vacuum of power in the organisation. Someone was bound fill the void.

Of course we all know which Dada held the reins in those early days immediately after Oct 1990. We need not mention his name here. Rather we should be aware that he and every leader since has followed in this “tradition” of creating Fake Ananda Vaniis.

We should understand what started this trend as well as why it has been continued up till this very moment.

POWER TRIP

Please excuse me but the first and foremost reason why a few of our Purodha Dadas issued Fake Ananda Vaniis was power. Unfortunately, such Dadas harbored an intense urge to capture, maintain, and expand their rulership. They had to demonstrate that they deserved to be in that seat. Perhaps the best way to protect their power was to exercise it. They felt the need to flex their muscles.

To that end they did so many things:

1. Invented the dogmatic salute to PP Dada as if PP is Baba Himself;

2. Changed Caryacarya to include the dogmatic Mahaprayan program;

3. Manipulated countless bhukti pradhan elections;

4. Curtailed margii rights;

5. Victimised and expelled any and all who opposed them;

6. And so many more things they did, including issue Fake Ananda Vaniis.

Indeed creating Fake Ananda Vaniis complements their overall agenda of demonstrating their power and justifying their hold of the top chair.

First and foremost our respected Dadas thought: “I have power so I must use it, lest I lose it.”

This negative mentality gave birth to the notion of creating and making Fake Ananda Vaniis.

ULTERIOR MOTIVE AT WORK

Once they came up with this notion that by (mis)using their new found power then they will best be able to keep it, they went one step further. And this is reflected in their creation of Fake Ananda Vaniis. They did not just create Fake Ananda Vaniis; they created Fake Ananda Vaniis with their own ulterior motive in mind.

Basically here we have a two-step process:

1) Such Dadas made these Fake Ananda Vaniis as a means of exercising their power on the throne.

2) They thought that they should “flavour” or “spice” these Fake Ananda Vaniis with their own selfish agenda. They had an ulterior motive in mind.

They promptly then began making Fake Ananda Vaniis that suited their political interest and whim.

For instance, while Baba’s dharmic and original Ananda Vaniis are filled with spiritedness, courage, and the idea of actively fighting exploitation, in contrast the Fake Ananda Vaniis invented our respected Dadas aimed to make margiis passive – even indolent. Such leaders critically withdrew all the pra’na (i.e. life-force and fighting power) when making their Fake Ananda Vaniis.

But don’t just take my word for it – see for yourself.

Here are but a few examples of Baba’s dharmic expression in His original Ananda Vaniis:

(a) “…Inspire those who are liars and criminals to live honest lives by pointing out their defects…” – Ananda Vanii #8

(b) “…Yours should be a pauseless struggle against corruption, hypocrisy and animality.” – Ananda Vanii #11

(c) “…Live for your ideology Die for your Ideology.” – Ananda Vanii #14

Now compare that with the Fake Ananda Vaniis that our purodhas have made:

(a) “everything is to undergo changes and you should be ready to adapt yourself, to adjust yourself with those changed phases.” (Fake Ananda Vanii January 2005)

(b) And like that over the years – & even in 2011 – so many of the Fake Ananda Vaniis satisfy their own group interest of pacifying margiis and / or blindly supporting their group.

Here the point is that Baba’s Ananda Vaniis are based on truth and righteousness whereas the groupist Fake Ananda Vaniis played into their own personal agenda.

So when the various Dadas come into power they create Fake Vaniis to meet their own ends. As sad as it may seem, in His below teaching, Baba best describes this nasty trend.

Baba says, “Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” (Ananda Vacanamrtam, part 33, Yatamána, Vyatireka, Ekendriya and Vashiikára)

THEIR BOGUS LOGIC:

BABA’S ANANDA VANIIS ARE OUTDATED

Of course, our Dadas could not tell the world that they were making Fake Ananda Vaniis as a means to express their dominance. That would not be received well.

So they opted to hide their real motive behind the creation of Fake Ananda Vaniis; and they instead created their own logic which they would share publicly. And this is what they said.

Some of our senior Dadas told that Baba’s original Ananda Vaniis were old and outdated like a last week’s or last year’s newspaper. This was their false justification.

They further told that Baba gave those Ananda Vaniis on that particular day for those people present – as if Baba’s Ananda Vaniis had no long-term value. Their basic message was that Baba’s teachings in those Ananda Vaniis were no longer relevant. Hence we have to create fresh and new Ananda Vaniis.

This is the false and bogus logic which those inventors of the Fake Ananda Vaniis gave. And again their baseline message was that Baba’s Ananda Vaniis are outdated.

BABA’S TEACHINGS ARE ETERNAL

INCLUDING HIS ANANDA VANIIS

Here is the reply to such Dadas who claim that Baba’s original Ananda Vaniis are no longer relevant to today’s world.

All Baba’s teaching were given on a particular day and date. But those teachings are not limited to that particular period. His spiritual guidelines never get old – they never lose their value.

Baba says, “The books in Ananda Marga philosophy are all absolute knowledge. The proper mark of identity of absolute knowledge is that it must be universal, rational and psychological.” (APH-4, Prápta Vákya and Ápta Vákya)

And indeed Baba’s Ananda Vaniis are His spiritual guidelines that appear in book form.

Let’s take a closer look:

On 1 January 1976, Baba delivered Ananda Vanii #44:

Baba says, “Be firm on sixteen points. Unite all the righteous forces. All the tall talks of the evil forces will be silenced.” (Ananda Vanii #44)

According to some Purodhas, the above original and true Ananda Vanii given by Baba is now irrelevant. That is their justification for creating Fake Ananda Vaniis. But this could be nothing further from the truth.

Baba’s original and true Ananda Vaniis were relevant for that very day as well as far into the future as well. Baba’s Ananda Vaniis are timeless. Right now, the way to bring about dharma and silence the evil forces is to follow 16 Points strictly. That was true on 1 January 1976 and it is true today, 35 years later. And that same Ananda Vanii will remain true and relevant in 100 years and beyond.

That is why Baba’s Ananda Vaniis are timeless and meant to be used again and again. Indeed He has blessed us by giving His collection of original Ananda Vaniis that address all kinds of circumstances and situations yet also hold eternal value. This is the special quality of the Ananda Vaniis. It is not that those Ananda Vaniis were only meant for that day or for those people in attendance. Those Ananda Vaniis are not like old newspapers. Rather Baba’s Ananda Vaniis are 100% dharmic that are relevant across time, space and person.

Here is another of His original Ananda Vaniis.

Baba says, “It is action that makes a person great. Be great by your sádhaná, by your service, by your sacrifice.” (1 January 1964, Ananda Vanii #20)

This Ananda Vanii is also pure and blemishless and not at all affected by the passage of time. There is no need for groupists to create Fake Ananda Vaniis. Already Baba has given a wonderful collection of 74 original Ananda Vaniis that are as perfect and relevant today as they were on the day they were originally given.

So the notion that certain Dadas needed to create Fake Ananda Vaniis because Baba’s Ananda Vaniis are old and outdated is totally bogus.

MORE ABOUT THEIR BOGUS LOGIC

Indeed if we accept the bogus logic that Baba’s Ananda Vaniis are old and outdated because they were delivered on a particular date for a certain limited audience, then we have to accept that logic for all of Baba’s teachings: yama and niyama, neo-humanism, Prout, microvita, Prabhat Samgiita, Ananda Sutram, kiirtan, samadhi, etc. All those topics should also be tossed aside too. After all, they were also given on a particular date to a select group of attendees.

Of course no rational Ananda Margii will agree to this. Because we know that all Baba’s teachings are timeless, including His original Ananda Vaniis.

On every topic which Baba addressed, He is speaking for the whole future of humanity, not just for a certain group at a particular juncture of time. Baba is speaking for all that is why He would insist that His talks be recorded, printed and published. Why? Because He was giving timeless teachings for the entire humanity.

So those who give the bogus logic that Baba’s Ananda Vaniis are outdated are totally off-base. This is just their false manner to wield more power.

ONE OTHER NEGATIVE REPERCUSSION

Another harmful outcome of the Fake Ananda Vaniis is that those born or entering the Marga after 1990 will only be exposed to such Fake Vaniis. Their whole life will pass surrounded by these groupist fabrications and they will not even know that Baba has created a vast and remarkable collection of original Ananda Vaniis. They will miss out on this entirely.

Yet Baba’s original Ananda Vaniis are not only timeless but they are highly applicable to a whole range of situations and circumstances. Baba was able to uniquely deliver a message that was addressed a particular topic or theme in a timeless manner.

That is why we can really say that Baba’s collection of original Ananda Vaniis will never become old. They will never be like yesterday’s newspaper. They will always provide a fresh, dharmic and vibrant message – relevant to all kinds of events and human advancement.

So it is a real shame that some are filling this earth with their Fake Ananda Vaniis. We should not allow this to happen a moment longer.

BABA’S BLESSING

By Baba’s grace He has endowed us with a great collection of original and true Ananda Vaniis that provide the whole humanity with a set of timeless teachings. We must not allow anyone to push Baba’s Vaniis aside as they invent Fake Ananda Vaniis.

Fueled by their own self-interest and lust for power, some Dada have created their own logic for why Baba’s vaniis should not be used. No rational margii will be duped by their false justifications.

Now we all know that Baba’s original Ananda Vaniis are perfect and true across time, space and person. These are the Ananda Vaniis we are to use – again and again – and their value is eternal.

Baba says, “What comes from Parama Puruśa is ápta vákya…As devotees, you should follow only ápta vákya. You should remember that the Sixteen Points are your ápta vákya..By the Grace of, by the compassion of Parama Puruśa, you have received the ápta vákya guidelines, and it is your duty to adhere strictly to the teachings and gospel of ápta vákya.” (Ananda Vacanamrtam, part 2, The Excellence of a Bhakta)

Namaskar,

Subhash

Note 1: DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FAKE AND ORIGINAL ANANDA VANII

In review, Baba’s true Ananda Vanii messages– which He has given twice annually on New Year’s Day and on Ananda Purnima– are very precise and pointed like an arrow. They are complete discourses in and of themselves. They are not part of any larger discourse and they are not just a quote or partial paragraph. Instead, Baba’s true Ananda Vaniis are 100% full & complete and stand as is. Plus they are unique and new in their own special way– never a repeat of previously released material.

In contrast, the Fake Ananda Vaniis are just a quotes selected by groupists from a previously released discourse. To understand that quote one must read the entire discourse. That quote is not meant to stand alone. To read just that quote is misleading and ambiguous. That is why those are Faike Ananda Vaniis.

Baba’s original Ananda Vaniis are complete and unique unto themselves. They are pointed, timeless discourses that have universal application across time, space and person.

PRABHAT SAMGIITA

“Jhainjha’ jadi a’se jujhite shakati dio…” (P.S. #1783)

Purport:

Baba, You are my Saviour. If in my life a hurricane or typhoon comes, then You please provide me the strength to fight and face that negative situation. And give me the strength to struggle and persevere.

Baba, if ever in my life lethargy and frustration comes, then please provide me strength to hold onto Your feet. And to go on moving on Your path. Baba, by Your grace I am treading on Your path. You please color my mind with Your color in all situations. During both pleasure and pain.

With Your divine grace, if my mind becomes radiant then it cannot be covered by staticity during times of cimmerian darkness. Please grant me strength to follow Your dictates.

Baba, please grace me and give me the force to go on marching on the path of effulgence, in an undaunted way moving ahead. And please give me strength by Your grace, to jump up and take on ever-new tasks to serve the downtrodden people.

And please bless me by Your Varabhaya mudra. So in my life, I never feel fear or cowardice to fight against demonic forces. Baba, in all the circumstances I am completely depending on Your grace. Without Your grace, nothing is possible…

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Who is blessed one?

Baba says, “The man who is intelligent should, from his very childhood,

move along the path of proto-spirituality. The sooner a man starts and

moves along this path of psycho-spirituality, the better it is. He is the

blessed one.” (AV-12, p.75)

Note: With the start of this happy new year we should once again reflect

how Baba has graced us by providing us all the tools and teachings for

moving along the path of spirituality. So again with renewed vigor we

should be more firm and more sincere in our adherence to Sixteen Points.

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Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2011 19:38:27 -0000

To: AM-GLOBAL

Subject: Baba Story About Serious Injustice

From: “Ishvara”

BABA

== BABA STORY ABOUT SERIOUS INJUSTICE ==

Namaskar,

Here is one key event from the 2011 DMS at Ananda Nagar (January) that we should collectively review. It is deeply related with one Baba story. First let’s tell the Baba story and then we will narrate the critical happening from the January 2011 DMS.

BABA STORY:

PRIZES WRONGLY AWARDED AT DMC

As per the custom, with pomp and show, prizes were awarded at the January 1983 DMC at Ananda Nagar. A committee comprised of Wts convened and selected the winners; and, accordingly those recipients received the award at DMC.

After finishing the program, Baba made His exit from the pandal and returned back to the BQ (Baba’s Quarters). Baba then called the various in-charges and questioned them about the prizes. Baba then appointed a team to further investigate the matter. The investigative team quickly reported back to Baba and confirmed that the selection process had been biased and that the prizes had been given to undeserving and unworthy candidates.

Baba immediately called all the workers to His room and He harshly scolded those Dadas on the selection committee for their partiality and favouritism. Baba told them that the work of a judge is an honourable duty yet they had denigrated the position by their sour dealings. What they had done was shameful and deplorable. Baba then ordered those guilty Dadas do get down on the ground and press their nose into the floor. They were then told to rub their nose across the carpet for 10 ft. This act was punishment to humiliate them so they could understand their sinful behaviour; there was no injury or physical pain involved as the carpet was soft. As those guilty committee members did like this, the rest of the Wts present chanted, “Shame, Shame…Shame, Shame.” Then those guilty Dadas promised those present never to commit such sin in the future.

The next day in the DMC pandal, it was announced to everyone that the prizes had been wrongly awarded. The selection committee had been partial. They had failed miserably in carrying out their duty as judge. Theirs was a kangaroo committee. Baba then made those guilty Dadas come up on the stage and beg apology and ask for forgiveness from all those assembled in the DMC pandal.

Baba said to all, “Should they be pardoned?”. All present that day approved.

But that was not the end of the situation.

Baba then rebuked those undeserving recipients for accepting the award. Baba demanded that such persons should never have accepted those prizes. Rather they should have stood up and said, “I am not worthy of this award.” In this manner Baba strongly blamed both parties involved: The selection committee and the recipients. Baba blamed both parties; all were culprits.

Baba went on to explain in front of everyone that this is not the way to build a healthy human society. The duty of a judge should be carried out responsibly; partiality has no place in our social life. In addition, incompetent persons should never be commended or awarded prizes. Rather deserving people should always be recognised.

In closing, Baba fully ensured that all those prizes were redistributed to worthy candidates.

Everyone who attended that DMC got a big lesson: In our Marga there is no place for partiality and favouritism. All prizes must be awarded in a conscientious manner to deserving people – otherwise both parties are to be blamed: Both the selection committee and the recipients. That is what we should all take away from this story.

YOU CAN ALSO PURCHASE ANY PRIZE IN AM THESE DAYS

Now let’s take a look at what occurred at the January 2011 DMS. At that DMS prizes were awarded by PP Dada Vishvadevananda. In particular, someone received the prize as “The Best Bhukti Pradhan”. Usually such prizes are given to those BP’s who have done great work such as extraordinary pracara or unparalleled social service etc. Otherwise how can they be named as the best bhukti pradhan in the world.

But here in this case, one margii who never attends DC, is slack in 16 Points, and involves in caste marriages was given the prize of best bhukti pradhan. In addition, this margii neither practices sadhana nor asanas regularly, and he indulges in poor food habits. The only qualification he has is money; he is rich. Because of this, he was able to purchase the 2011 January DMS prize: “The Best Bhukti Pradhan” of the entire planet.

Here is the story about that BP.

To keep control of the Hyderabad unit, Dada Savitananda has repeatedly requested Sanjay Goenkaji to serve as the BP of Hyderabad. No election takes place; just he is granted the position outrightly.

At the same time, if you ask Sanjay Goenka if he attends DC at the jagrti in Hyderabad, then he will reply negatively. Indeed it is commonly known that Sanjay Goenka does not regularly attend dharmacakra at the jagrti – plus many are aware that Sanjay Goenka is quite lax in 16 Pts and he follows casteism. All the marriages in his family are arranged within his own caste, i.e. the marwarai business community of India. One should not forget that this community is notorious for sucking the blood of others.

The question comes: Why is Goenkaji automatically granted the post of BP by Savitananda? Answer: Because Sanjay Goenka is a moneyed man. He has money and he gives big money to certain Dadas in the organisation. For that reason he is given the BP post year after year after year.

Now we come to the real issue.

At the January 2011 Ananda Nagar DMS, PP Dada (i.e. Vishvadevananda) awarded Sanjay Goenka the prize of “The Best Bhukti Pradhan” of the entire world – and Goenkaji accepted.

Yet we all know that Baba says that every bhukti pradhan must be very diligent in 16 Points. The BP must be sincere in sadhana, and follow all the personal points like asanas, fasting, use of water and much more. And the BP of course must attend dharmacakra and oppose dogmas like the caste system. Across Delhi sector and throughout the globe we have countless BP’s who are very sincere in attending to all of Sixteen Points; indeed there are so many deserving and qualified candidates. Yet “The Best Bhukti Pradhan” prize was awarded to Sanjay Goenka of Hyderabad, someone who does not even regularly attend the weekly dharmacakra at the jagrti.

Is this not shameful.

According to the teaching from the above Baba story, both the selection committee and the recipient should be rebuked harshly. They should be punished and made to rub their nose on the ground in front of all at dharmacakra and the next DMS. Otherwise they will have to face consequences for their sinful dealing life after life. If anyone is not punished for their adharmic misdeeds, they cannot escape from the Cosmic Operative Principle. So the selection committee must atone for their sin and beg apology in front of all and Goenka should stand up and say that he is not deserving of this prize. Then and only then will things be righted.

Unfortunately, the selection committee was partial and unjust, and the recipient was unworthy. It is as simple as that. It is tragic that those involved failed to learn from Baba’s divine example.

THE REAL DETERMINING FACTOR

Here Baba guides us that proper conduct – i.e. strict adherence to 16 Points – is the requisite factor for determining one’s worth. Then one is deserving of receiving a top prize like “Best Bhukti Pradhan” – otherwise not.

Baba says, “Your ideal is represented by your conduct. Your learning, your social or economic status have nothing to do with your ideal.” (Ananda Vanii #13)

Thus money and social status have nothing to do with being worthy of a prize. It must be based purely on one’s dharmic conduct. Yet Sanjay Goenka received the prize exclusively because of his financial wealth. There is no other reason.

BLACK PACT BETWEEN CAPITALISTS & PRIESTS

Why did this terrible injustice happen with the “Best BP “prize? Here following is the reason given by Baba.

Baba says, “Capitalism will never go against the priesthood nor will priests go against capitalism.” (PNS-15, Talks on Prout)

As Baba explains above there is a black pact between capitalists (Sanjay Goenka) and the priest class (our Acaryas etc). Here we should all remember that the term priest means acarya, avadhuta, and those attending to religious / dharmic duties.

Baba furthermore describes this problem.

Baba says, “Religious exploiters maintain an unholy alliance with the capitalistic exploiters. With hands upraised, a religious preceptor blesses the wealthy merchants for their future prosperity but refuses to see the faces of his poor disciples who fail to provide handsome prańámii (a fee for the priest’s blessing).” (AMIWL-7)

Similarly, PP Dada & Co were quick to recognise Sanjay Goenka because of his wealth while all those sincere margiis were skipped over by the prize committee.

HOW TO PREVENT THIS IN THE FUTURE

Those judges who select the recipients of the prizes are the main culprits as they plunged themselves into partiality. Here then Baba provides us with the key way to prevent such serious injustices in the future. Baba wants that judges should be ideal as noted below.

Baba says, “Judges should be carefully selected from among those whose strength of character is irrefutable.” (HS-1)

When this is done – when our judges are of sterling character – then we will not witness such sinful events like PP Dada bestowing a prestigious prize upon a totally undeserving candidate like Sanjay Goenka.

Namaskar,

Ishvara

Note: PLEASE FORWARD TO SANJAY GOENKA

Please send this letter to Sanjay Goenka and if you do not know his email address then send this letter to his relation, SS Goenka. This will help Sanjay Goenka to mend his ways and get the requital of his sins. Finally, if anyone has Sanjay Goenka’s email address please send that to me so I can serve him also.

PRABHAT SAMGIITA

“A’laker saurrathe saba’y nite tumi esecho…” – P.S. 1089

Purport:

Baba, You have come with the shining chariot of divine effulgence. You

have come to take everyone to the divine realm.

You do not differentiate between who is great, who is meagre, & who is

small etc. You listen to everyone’s tales– to everyone’s feeling of the

heart.

Baba, even without seeing You, I have loved You. I am always feeling

close & loving towards You. And even when I have not heard about You, I

have been attracted by Your divinity. Baba, You are so gracious. You

do not make judgements based on one’s merits or demerits. You love all,

unconditionally. And I understand that You are always present– across

all time and space.

O’ my dearmost, You have done so much for me, and in return You do

not want anything. In spite of knowing about hundreds of defects in me,

You have made me Yours and accepted me as Your own.

Baba, You have showered Your causeless grace on me. You have come here

on this dusty earth to take everyone onto the path of divinity. Baba,

You are so gracious…

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Physical Food and Future

Baba says, “Future generations will spend more of their time and energy on subtle psychic and psycho-spiritual activities, so their demand for physical food will decrease.” (PNS-13, p.47)

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Date: Sat, 25 Dec 2010 05:48:38 -0000
To: am-global@earthlink.net
From: Mandal.Virendra@bharata.net
Subject: Why Should Any Sincere Devotee Sacrifice for Factional Cause?

Baba

“A’ka’shabhara’ a’jake ta’ra’…” (P.S. 2523)

Purport:

Baba, the sky of this amavasya night is filled with the stars. The sweet, nectar-like breeze is blowing mildly. The mind is floating in divine ecstasy from the known to the unknown world– towards its final destination. Baba, ensconced in Your ideation, my mind is getting lost in Your divine bliss.   Baba, the lily flower is constantly looking towards the sky; the aroma of flowers is emanating all around. They have forgotten themselves and lost their awareness about their own unit existence. They restlessly move in the attraction of one call.   Baba in Your longing I am sitting alone, counting the stars. I understand that by Your grace I have lost myself in this beautiful atmosphere and the attraction of Your love. Baba, You are ever-gracious and You are always remaining by my side and guiding me. Baba, on this amavasya night my heart is yearning and longing for You. Please grace me by coming closer and still more close…

WHY SHOULD ANY SINCERE DEVOTEE

SACRIFICE FOR ANY FACTIONAL CAUSE?

Namaskar,
The aim of any ideological sadhaka is not to preach any sermon per se. All that they share in their letters are the teachings of Shrii Shrii Anandamurti ji. And we are simply passing on His message to our Guru Bhra’ta’s, i.e. disciples of Baba.

THEIRS IS NOT AN IDEOLOGICAL FIGHT

The present group fight in our Marga is not an ideological fight. Here ideological means Baba’s divine teachings, not any group agenda. This fight is all about their own selfish group interest. Here following the is the logic and reasoning in support of this fact.

Since 1990, so many injustices have been done related with ideology, yet none of these following points are ever raised by these group leaders – i.e. H, B, or EC. Rather they are the perpetrators.

1. Destruction of BP rights and imposition of the Fake BP Manual;
2. Expulsion used as a weapon since 1995  when all groups were living under one roof;
3. Countless intentional scriptural distortions such as placing “Translated from the original Bengali” on the cover page of all AM books, even if those discourses were given in English or Hindi;
4. Elimination of the margii based ACB system: Advisory Committees & Boards;
5. Curtailment of margii rights;
6. Creation of dogmatic pilgrimages in Ananda Nagar, Kolkata, & Jamalpur, and many other places;
7. Issuing of Fake Ananda Vaniis;
8. Victimisation of countless innocent Ananda Margiis;
9. Bangalisation of AM teachings;
10. Ruination of Prabhat Samgiita by using filmy singers etc;
11. Not recognising Silent Action as a fundamental right;
12. Rejecting English and Hindi passages spoken by Baba and only translating the Bengali portions of Baba’s holy DMC discourses which were given by Baba in three languages;
13. Treating Baba as a mortal being by using the shraddha mantra for Sadguru Baba and the imposition of dogmatic Mahaprayan;
14. Construction of dogmatic memorials to limit Baba to a particular land or place;
15. And so many more ideological wrongs.

Note: Please do write us if you wish more information on any of the above points.

Yet, no group ever raises any of these universal points related with AM teachings / ideology. They only raise their own selfish claims based on their group agenda for post and power.

So all this infighting is nothing but a factional power fight. In that case why should margiis quarrel, give their resources and time, and do & die in such a fight when it is all about selfishness and grabbing the post – and nothing else.

Regarding the above listed ideological points related with margii rights and scripture etc, neither the factions of Tiirthananda & EC, nor B faction, nor H (i.e. Ranchi faction) support these purely ideological issues. Never do they ever raise these items – they only raise points of personal lust for post and power.

Then why should any sincere devotee sacrifice themselves for this cause of infighting and group agenda. There is no ideology on either side. That is Baba’s teaching.

BABA’S TEACHING:

THEY FORGOT THEIR IDEOLOGY

In addition to the quote about the two Buddhist groups noted in the original letter on this topic (see note 1), kindly review this below teaching:

Baba says, “About thirty-five years ago [in 1936], a war was going on between two countries, the citizens of which have the same religion (Buddhist). When the soldiers went to war, their mothers used to pray to Lord Buddha to save the lives of their respective sons. What will Lord Buddha do? Save this man or that man? Both have the same “Is’t’a,” but both parties have totally forgotten their ideology. If they were established in the ideology, they would not have gone to war.” (SE)

The above teaching is a sound file (titled “Baba is on my side”) of Baba’s voice from Purnea DMC 1971 which is posted to the left side of the AM-GLOBAL blog, http://www.am-global-01.blogspot.com/

KEEP BALANCED MIND

With all due respect, when the mind is filled with emotion then rationality fades away. So when two people want to talk on substantial issues, they should not pre-judge anything. Keeping an open mind and using one’s power of rationality is of utmost importance.

WE ARE UNIVERSALISTS

One other point of note: As Ananda Margiis we are neither Indian, nor American, nor Filipino, nor members of any other nationality or group. We are universalists. Our outlook should not be pro-Indian or pro-American  etc. Only we should see the world through the eyes of our neo-humanistic ideology.

WHEN TO FIGHT

Indeed there is a time to fight:

Baba says, “Fight for your Ideology. Be one with your Ideology. Live for your Ideology. Die for your Ideology.” (Ananda Vanii #14)

So we should fight for ideology. But when two or more groups are just involved in their own selfish infighting and rush for power, and when no group is willing to stand up for any true ideological issue, and when margiis are getting confused by groupist propaganda, then the main job at hand is to awaken others.

Baba NEVER says, “Fight for your group agenda. Be one with your group agenda. Live for your group agenda. Die for your group agenda.”

Namaskar,
Virendra

Note 1:                                 BABA’S FOREWARNING:

SEE WHAT HAPPENED TO THOSE BUDDHIST MONKS OF OLD

DO NOT REPEAT SUCH INFIGHTING

Now please read the following quote. It is very clear. Baba has forewarned us not to fall in this very trap of infighting as occurred with those Buddhist monks 2500 years ago, but now some Dadas are committing this same blunder.

Baba says, “Great differences in opinion developed among the bhikkus (monks) some time after his death. Two groups of bhikkus emerged – Sthaviravádii, the southern school of Buddhist doctrine, and Mahásáḿghika (the northern school), which later on became known as “Hiinayána” and “Maháyána” respectively. But that was not the end of it. Innumerable branches and sub-branches emerged, countless philosophies of Sthaviraváda, Vijiṋánaváda, Shúnyaváda, Mahásukhaváda, and Atisukaváda. Each one of these groups became so engrossed in their own so-called ideologies, doctrines and subdoctrines that they did not have any time to do any constructive work.” (AFPS-4)

In His above teaching Baba is describing how the Buddhist monks divided into factions and spent all their days in infighting. For this reason they could not do any real service to the society. That is very real history and therein lies Baba’s distinct warning.

Tragically, nowadays in AM, all our top Dada have separated into various groups – B, H, EC etc – and they are consumed in battling one another for supremacy. That is the unfortunate scene that has developed in the Marga. A classic example of this is the legal battle going on in NY. The two groups involved are committing all their energy, time, and resourceds etc into this group conflict, and hence they are unable to serve the general society. Is it not a mirror image of what transpired long ago?

==> This above note is an excerpt from the posting, Baba’s Forewarning On NY Court Case. To read that entire letter visit:

http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2010/12/babas-forewarning-on-ny-court-case.html

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Religious Dogma and Females

Baba says, “In the past it was the practice in India that if a woman heard the recitation of the Vedas even by accident, molten lead was poured into her ears. This was done because if women were not suppressed they could not be easily exploited and ordered about to do menial work, like maid servants.” (PNS-16)

Note: Religions have always suppressed and exploited various sections of society in order to impose their dogmatic ideas. Weaker, minority groups always suffered terribly at the hands of religion. And always it was always the all-powerful clergy who soaked up the benefits. That is, all the rules and regulations were bent in favour of the dominant class, i.e. the male clergy etc.

So since the birth of religion on this globe, various anti-social and harmful activities have been done in the name any particular religion. In that circumstance, in order to protect the downtrodden masses, the state or government has had to intercede and declare those religious decrees to be unlawful.

For instance, in the US, the state has stepped forward and opposed the false rule that black and whites should not marry. Yet for years and years the dominant white churches opposed these inter-racial marriages. But, in the due course of things, the US government has declared such inter-racial unions, i.e white-black marriages to be legal. Likewise in India the government has come forward to make ordinances against the Hindu tradition that the wife must burn herself to death by throwing herself on the husband’s funeral pyre. Now this dogmatic religious tradition is basically outlawed and not done anymore. Plus in the US, the government has declared that polygamy is illegal– a man can no longer keep multiple wives. So the Mormon religion and others like it in the US can no longer impose rule that a man can have as many wives as he likes.

In all these circumstances when religion has imposed hateful and harmful rules against the weaker sections of society, at some point the government was forced to take a stand against those religious dogmas by declaring them illegal. This we have witnessed in nearly every country around the globe.

So today when the various Muslim communities impose the idea that women must wear a veil in public, then soon we are going to see this reversed by various governments. And in some places this has already begun.

Especially so because, at present, radical Muslims use the veil as a way to hide the face of their terrorist attackers. In that case, it is the duty of the government to intercede and declare such veils as illegal. Because in the present moment, in the name of wearing a veil, both male and female Muslim terrorist bombers sneak into public places to carry out their attacks. Because in many countries, male policeman are prohibited to ask females to lift their veil. Then that veil becomes a special tactic of Muslim religious radicals to sneak their attackers– either male or female– into public events and carry out their destructive plans. Because anyone can hide behind that veil and go where they like. All because of their dogmatic religious rule that females must cover their face with a veil in public.

Given this, states and governments have no other recourse than to outlaw the dogmatic provision that females must always move in public wearing a veil. And soon we will see this law come into effect pervasively. Because at present, dogmatic Muslim leaders are imposing this illogical rule on females and side by side using this as a means to carry out their heinous activities.
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Subject: New Definition of Pandavas
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2010 9:55:28 -0400
From: “Gaurishankar Agrawal”
To: AM-GLOBAL

Baba

Introduction to Prabhat Samgiita #3008: This song explains how Parama Purusa
plays His divine game of hide and seek, or maya, with His bhaktas.

Prabhat Samgiita #3008

Ma’-ya’loke- eso aja’na’pathi–k
Jene shune bhu’l kare- mor ghare—,

A’a’—-a’a’

Tandra’vija-r’ita mor a’nkhite—
Kua’sha’r a’varan’- bhed kare—
Jene shune bhu’l kare- mor ghare—,

Tumi cha’r’a’a’r kichu ca’oa’r je na’–i
A’————————————-a’
Tumi cha’r’a’a’r kichu ca’oa’r je na’–i
Dvitiiya kono kichute tripti na’pa’–i
Us’a’r uday hote prati pale ta’–i
Liila’y bhola’o shata- ru’pa dhare—
Jene shune bhu’l kare- mor ghare—,

Kichutei bhu’libo na’a’mio liila’–y
A’——————————–a’
Kichutei bhu’libo na’a’mio liila’–y
Mor man tava bha’ve sam’sthiti ca’-y-
A’loke a’ndha’re eki sure geye ja’–y
Ma’ne abhima’ne eso- pra’n’a bhare—
Jene shune bhu’l kare- mor ghare—,

Ma’-ya’loke- eso aja’na’pathi–k
Jene shune bhu’l kare- mor ghare—,

Purport:

O’ Ajana Pathik, please come into this world of maya. At least come
to my abode by accident, piercing the veil of mist in my drowsy eyes –
as it seems You do not want to come on purpose.

Baba, besides You, I do not long for anything else; I do not get
satiated by any other thing. Because of this, from the dawn, from my
very birth, each and every moment You distract me with Your liila in
Your innumerable forms.

Baba, at any cost, I will never be sidetracked by maya. By Your
grace, my mind yearns to be ensconced in Your ideation always. In light
and darkness, my mind sings only one tune – only Your ideation. At any
cost, please come filling my heart.

O’ Parama Purusa please come into mental abode, please grace me…

== NEW DEFINITION OF PANDAVAS ==

Namaskar,
Just the other day a certain “leader” are called out from his public
platform announcing that so-and-so groupists are the Pandavas.

See for yourself if this invites a whole new definition of Pandavas or not.

EQUATING THEM WITH VANGUARDS

Heralding some as “the Pandavas” is essentially branding them as
the vanguard of dharma & AM ideology. Thus this is not something to be taken
lightly. As we know greatness does not lie in grandiose words alone.
Rather it must be reflected in one’s practical approach– i.e. in one’s
conduct.

So to verify the present matter, to see if such persons are really Pandavas
or not, we should check the concrete actions of those involved and see how
far that statement is correct– or not.

THE PROCLAMATION

Specifically, in his recent mailing of 12 June 2010, one email list holder
made the following statement.

“The five Pandavas are Kolkata…”

These are the words of one e-mailer.

Yet these “proclaimed Pandavas” are the very persons who in so many arenas
have tried to destroy or manipulate Baba’s treasures for their own selfish
group agenda.

However, do not just take my word for it, let’s examine the facts and
then decide.

THEIR NASTY TRACK RECORD

As the history tells us just after 1990 B group snatched up all the power.
There was no second party those days. There was Sarvatmanandaji and his
hardcore crew of B group personnel like Pranavatmakananda. And all together
they created one serious ring of terror in our AMPS.

THEY TOOK AWAY MARGII RIGHTS

In rapid-succession this systematically took away all the margii
rights. Because those days Sarvatmanandaji already had all the H group
Dadas in his pocket. So the only thing left in order to have unchallenged
authority of AMPS was the margiis. And rather than try to appease the
Margiis, B group kingpin Sarvatmanandaji opted to reduce margiis to skin
and bones by stripping us of our natural rights as bestowed upon us by Baba.
So B group had one nefarious plan and they executed it step by step. Here
are some of they things they did.

ALTERATION OF BABA’S AM REVOLUTION DISCOURSE

B group took away an entire paragraph, which was very significant, from
Baba’s discourse AM A Revolution. And many more rights they curtailed just
like Bhukti Pradhan rights were taken away. And so many more injustices
were done such as victimisation & expulsion of innocent margiis. Because
those days if anyone complained or spoke out about B group’s deviousness,
then that individual margii was black-balled by B group’s special team.

DESTRUCTION OF BP POST AND BP MANUAL

And it was under B group’s negative rule that the Bhukti Pradhan (BP)
system itself got ruined. The BP rules have been changed, & the rights of
BPs have been minimized. Not only that, the BP election procedure has also
been changed drastically. So in consequence, good margiis will be filtered
far away. They will not be allowed to vote. So in conclusion, this BP
structure turned into something very different from what Baba made in the
pre-1990 stage.

We should not forget that the altered BP Manual published in 1997 was
dictated & published by Sarvatmanandaji and that this altered BP Manual
was written and signed by Sambhutyanandaji– both of whom key B group
personnel.

MORE ACCOUNTS OF SCRIPTURAL DISTORTION

And here is another example of how those same fndamentalists altered
Baba’s AM scripture. If you open Ananda Vacanamrtam (AVM), Subhasita Samgraha
(SS) or so many other books which were printed after 1990, then you will see that
in most of the books on the publisher’s page it is written “Translated from
the original Bengali”.

ALL THE GROUPS ARE NEGATIVE

Certainly B group was so stern in their governance and left behind a huge
laundry list of misdeeds and exploitative acts. Now H group is desperately
trying to cash in on mostof those dastardly tricks that B group invented.
Because if H group desired they could rectify some of the dogmas which B
group invented. But instead of that H group is satisfied to take advantage
of those things for their own group agenda.

So, like this, the stage has been set and even though B group is not
officially in power these days, it is they who still create much terror.

THE AUTHOR OF COLD BLOODED MURDER

Because who can forget that in addition to curtailing and eradicating
margii rights, and using expulsion as a weapon, B group strong arms are
also the direct culprits behind the murder of one of our own avadhutas.

So although they may like to claim in their speech that they themselves are
the leaders of dharma it is quite clear that they regularly use their
muscle power to stain the grounds of our Ananda Nagar with blood. Because
they are the ones who murdered of Acarya Abhipremananda with crude hand
tools. And they also gouged out the eyes of another of our acaryas. So when
seeing such actions who can believe B group’s duplicitous words that they
are the incarnates of dharma. Who can believe such empty claims.

Hence from A to Z, from the curtailment of Margii rights to the execution
of our Dadas, B group has been the author of untold negativity and harm to
our Marga. And while H group is also doing numerous things for their own
group interest, it is B group who are the more terrible culprits. And
perhaps the worse part is that B group does not have even an ounce of
repentance for what nastiness they did.

THE AUDACITY OF GROUPIST MENTALITY

Just they go on justifying everything through the tainted eyes of their own
groupism. In this regard we deeply understand Baba’s following guideline.

Baba says “Ism [groupism] overshadows human intelligence in such a way that
even if one has been defeated through logic or reason one refuses to accept
the defeat. Therefore, human beings have to extricate their minds from the
supreme shackles of ism.” (PNS 16, p.4)

BABA’S BLESSING

Thus when one emailer writes that B group is the Pandava side, then the only
conclusion that can be drawn is that thieves, criminals, liars and cheats
can be Pandavas. Or what else are we to think.

Ultimately this groupism is on the way out– gone. Their mask of has been
torn off by their own misdeeds and their true colour revealed.

No margii or good wt can possible think that B group are the present
day Pandavas, and it is surprising that this email would make such a
proclamation.

The days of true peace are await us on the near horizon. In this regard
Baba’s blessing is with us.

Baba says, “Your final destination is extremely glorious, it is crowned
with supreme effulgence. So, where is the scope for you to be afraid of
defeat of any sort?” (AFPS-4, p.24)

Namaskar,
Gaurishankar

Note 1: HOW IDEAL SADHAKAS CONDUCT THEMSELVES

Here below Baba is describing to us the proper approach how sadhakas should
behave.

Baba says, “Trn’ddapi….”

Meaning: “One should be as humble as the grass”

Baba warns us, “Vanity harms the mind, [it creates] an inflated ego, and
self-aggrandizement.”

Baba concludes, “Humans should always be free from ego, free from any
superiority complex. Each complex is a type of psychic disease…They are
most detrimental to human progress. A person seeking all-round welfare
should not allow any complex to take root in the mind.” (AMIWL)

Hence none should follow in the arrogant, self-engrossed footsteps of B
group or any other group.

Note 2: THE HYPOCRITICAL STATEMENT & BABA’S DIVINE DIRECTIVE

See here again how in their recently email of 12/6/10 written by
SS Goenka.

“The five Pandavas are Kolkata…”

Baba says, “Do not be misled by anyone’s tall talk. Judge merit by seeing
the performance.” (CC-2, p.14)

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Real Prapatti / Surrender

Lord says, “Without Cosmic desire, nothing can exist, nothing can move, not
even a blade of grass. So in accordance with the spirit of prapatti, that
the body is a machine, we can say that He has been kind enough to provide
the body and mind, to be utilized for work only. Hence I follow the spirit
of prapatti in using them…So a boy or a girl who does work is surely
following the path of prapatti.” (NKS ’97, p.40)
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Date: Sun 28 Mar 2010 17:01:28 -0000
To: am-global@earthlink.net
From: P LeTour
Subject: NY News: Came Back to Haunt

Baba

“Tumi je path diye giyechile priyo, se pathe a’jo surabhi rayeche…” 2781

Purport:

Baba, even today Your sweet aroma remains lingering on that path– on
the path which You have traveled. Baba, the songs which You sang so
beautifully in tune and rhythm, those very songs are ever-present in the
deep core of my heart. Their lingering resonance still vibrates my entire
being.

O’ my dearmost Baba, I cannot ever forget Your blissful tales; it is
impossible for me to forget. Your divine advent in my mind is far more
significant than hundreds of lives of sadhana, & its penance. Baba, You are
the most meaningful thing in my life. By Your grace, You have presented
Yourself after my hundreds of lives of searching and longing.

Baba, even if You do not remain close to me, my mind does not go far
from You. By Your grace I always remain ensconced in Your blissful
ideation. Baba, keeping all my longings for You in my heart, I will go on
singing Your divine songs day and night. Baba, by Your grace You have made
me understand this truth: That to do any extraordinary task is impossible
for those who have a dry heart. Only those with innate love for You will be
able to climb over the insurmountable mountains. Others cannot because in
each and every sphere of life Your grace is everything. Without that
nothing is possible. Baba, by Your own qualities You have bound me with
Your divine love and by Your grace You always keep me under Your shelter.

Baba, Your sweet and charming aroma keeps me thinking about You
constantly…

== NY NEWS: CAME BACK TO HAUNT ==

Namaskar,
It has been four years since one group changed the NY sector by-laws in
their own favour, and today their actions have come back to haunt them.
They are being bitten by their own deeds, yet hoping that the rest of
the sector will bail them out. All the details are clearly outlined below.

BABA’S TEACHING ON UNITY

As we know, Baba’s guidelines on unity are sublime. Unity means rallying
around a common spiritual ideology and Goal.

Baba says, “Human unity is purely an ideological unity, which means
unity in the psychic sphere. Where there is psychic unity, physical
unity will also occur. In the realm of unity, unity is always psychic
ideological unity means unity in the subtlest level of the mind.” (Talks
on Prout)

Our definition of unity then is moving together toward the Supreme, not
any worldly or selfish outcome like post, power and prestige. That is
what our samgacchadhvam chant is all about: Uniting our minds for the
great cause, not any small-minded pursuit.

So unity in AM is a high endeavour.

RECAPTURING THE SPIRIT IN AM

Unfortunately, these days in AM, the word unity itself has become
misused or misunderstood as all the groups try to rally adherents in the
name of unity and one group even tried to call themselves as such.

As Ananda Margiis it is our duty to once again ignite the spirit of real
unity in our Marga. No group interest should be served, only we are to
do according to His wish.

To that end, we should clearly understand what is happening now in NY
sector, as it is a mere microcosm of what will invariably unfold
wherever groupism is in vogue.

WHAT IS GOING DOWN IN NY SECTOR

See here what is happening in NY sector. In a nutshell let’s review a bit.

Four years ago, in the early monthly of 2006, one Dada and his group X
captured the hearts and minds of some of the senior margiis in NY
sector. In order to keep his power, that Dada convinced margiis to
change the by-laws of NY sector. Why? Because group Z who was
controlling Centre wanted to appoint a new SS. But the leader of group X
did not want this to happen. He wanted the power for himself. By
offering top posts and prestige to certain senior margiis, this Dada and
his newly made subordinates (i.e. Board of Directors) changed the
by-laws of NY sector to state that group Z could not appoint a new SS
without the clear approval of the NY Board of Directors. That was the
way things were distorted.

Time passed like this. Now, see what is going on…

In Feb 2010, group Z had enough and hired a legal team to take action
against group X and the Board of Directors of NY. The legal team sent a
letter informing the group X and his Board of Directors that they are no
longer the legal managers of AMPS in NY sector and that they had to
relinquish all AM assets etc, including their cherished posts.

Today, in Mar 2010, the Dada leading group X and his Board of Directors
find themselves in a jam. They tried to negotiate themselves out of
trouble, but it did not work. Now they have no choice but to fight back
in the courts, which is both a time consuming and costly affair. So they
have written a letter appealing to NY margiis to help out.

Of course, in this tainted era, no group is pure – neither X nor Z.

But it is ironic, that all along the lead Dada of group X and his Board
of Directors acted unilaterally to control NY sector by distorting the
established by-laws etc, and now that they are in trouble of losing
their grip (as well as a pile of money) they are appealing to the mass
of margiis, whom they’ve been treating all along as second class citizens.

Now see here what the margiis have to say about this.

MARGIIS ARE COMING FORWARD

At minimum, two brave and clear-thinking margiis sisters (one in NYC and
one in Los Altos, CA) have come forward and made a dharmic stand.

The sister in NYC has outlined a number of points of concern about the
way things have been been going in NY sector the last few years. Here is
what she says:

“There is no excuse from SO that margiis are not sent this information”

“As a Margii and the rest of us, we have the right to know information
about any issue concerning Ananda Marga from the existing Ananda Marga Inc.”

“How can we truly accept the legality of Ananda Marga Inc Board of
Directors when a portion of the original By Laws was changed without informing,
consulting the General Body of Ananda Marga that itself is illegal.”

“The Tenure of Board of Directors must be clear…The General Body must be
able to select / elect their officers, board of directors ETC. and there
must be an official communication…given to all members of the General
Body.”

“This periodical communication should give accurate report of what is
going on…”

“Now that there is a lawsuit, WHY is it that only now the Names of the
Board of Directors appear in our Screen reaching out for help to handle this lawsuit
and LAWSUIT was never officially communicated to ALL by mail or in person
thru a meeting with the local unit.”

“Is it not hypocritical?”

That was the pointed letter from one margii in NYC.

In addition, the margii sister from Los Altos (who was one of the first
to publicly break the story) has given some excellent points. One of the
main themes in her letter is that of moral responsbility by those Board
Members. See here what this margii sister has written.

“I feel strongly that the Board of NYS should shoulder the financial
costs of their legal case since it involves them specifically and does
not in any way help the sector nor benefit general Margiis. All the
members of the Board are well able to pay their legal costs and BE
RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT THEY HAVE CREATED. Let Margiis and simple WTs
continue to do their missionary work and support their local units. I
hope the Board of Directors do not have plans to have the Margiis pay
for their own power games. I consider such, along with that credit card
for dharma pracar I keep seeing advertised, exploitation.”

By their expression it is quite clear that the mood in NY sector is not
to support any group in their contest or slug-fest for power.

Others have also come forward in this respect.

The margiis want to see the ideological expression of Ananda Marga, not
the crowing of power of any group through the US court system.

Now it is quite apparent how the selfish misdeeds of group X and their
Board of Directors has come back to haunt them. They distorted the legal
foundation of AMPS in NY sector to gain power, and now that same legal
system has come back to bite them.

THE WAY TO COMBAT GROUPISM

Here the main ideological point and Baba’s divine teaching is that we
should never tolerate division. Group X broke away from group Z to
capture NY sector. No doubt group Z is unjust, but breaking away is not
the answer. That is a common ailment that plagues humanity.

Baba says, “As a result [of the dogma of groupism], one human society is
divided into different nations, and one nation is divided into different
religions; religions also have different castes, and caste also have
different sub-castes – what kind of situation is this? We have only
learned how to divide and subdivide humanity, and we never learned how
to unite the people. This is all due to the defective teachings of
dogmas.” (AFPS-9)

Then what is to be done. When group Z is in power and if group Z is
abusing that power, then a consciousness raising movement must happen
within the Marga about the injustices and exploitation done by group Z.
And then mass psychic pressure must be applied to group Z until they
reform their ways or leave.

That is our avenue for fighting groupism and exploitation – applying
pressure on the wrongdoers, not creating a parallel group.

Once a second group is formed that only compounds the problem and sets
the tone for more and more groups to be created. And that is what we see
happening today in AMPS. However picking up all the pieces of all these
factions is not so easy. Putting the parts back together is a difficult
job. That is why the main strategy is to keep the organisation whole and
correct the wrongs – not jump ship and create yet another faction.

Unfortunately, that is what group X did as well as so many other
factions. That only worsens matters. But they do this because it appeals
to their selfish interest. They want power and it is easy to grab the
power by creating a separate club or group and appointing oneself as the
leader etc. Their whole entire outlook is based on material lust and
control. They think they will live on this earth forever and the crowing
glory is to rule the roost. This is their manner – but it will never
bring unity, just groupist strife.

Hence an entirely new mind-set is needed. One must think, “My life is
short, I have come on this earth only for a short while. I do not want
any post or power, just I want to serve Baba and His creation and spread
His ideals.”

When one thinks in this way, then they will never tolerate any
exploitation nor will they rush to grab the chair either. They will
establish His teachings within the organisation and beyond and bring
unity amongst all beings. This is Baba’s divine guideline and this is
our way.

The whole episode in NY sector is moving in a faulty direction because
all parties involved are just interested in power and post. Their fight
has nothing to do with ideology. Their concern is not the right printing
of Baba’s discourses, nor margii rights nor proper BP elections nor the
elimination of Fake Ananda Vaniis. These factions are only in it for
their own power. That was what led group X to change the by-laws and
that is why their wrongdoing from 4 years ago has now come back to haunt
them.

BABA’S BLESSING

By Baba’s grace, He has blessed us with all the teachings to resolve the
current problems. All we need to do is follow His guidelines – nothing
more. Unfortunately, when various groups chase after the post at any and
all cost, then unity is but a dream. Knowing this, we should all take
concerted efforts to reform the ways of all groupists and bring about
that era of peace and happiness into our Marga.

Baba says, “However, psychic or ideological unity may be affected if we
encourage the exploitation of one group by another. So to avoid this
there should not be any scope for exploitation in society. And to ensure
this we have to start a new order to safeguard the interests of the
exploited masses. So for a proper social synthesis what we require is a
common philosophy of life; that is, ideological unity.” (PNS-15)

Namaskar,
Prakash

Note 1: WHO IS GROUP X AND WHO IS GROUP Z

In the above letter, group X is the EC faction led by Tiirthananda and
his chosen Board of Directors and group Z is the Rudrananda/Nigamananda
faction and their selected NY SS, Vimalananda.

One thing should also be noted. For years and years, Tiirthananda and EC
were the right hand cadre of Rudrananda as they thought this would bring
them post and power. When it did not yield them any fruit, they split up
and went on their own.

So their fight is just based on selfishness, not universal welfare or
ideological unity.

One noted group not mentioned in this letter is the Tiljala faction.
Suffice to say here that they too have their stated agenda but they
could not capture or compete for power in NY sector.

Note 2: WHO ARE THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Here is the list of EC’s Board of Directors of Ananda Marga, Inc. (NY
Sector). It is these people are who in danger of losing their shirt in
NY sector so all of a sudden they are appealing to others for help, when
all along they have been quite aloof all these years.

Ac. Tiirthananda Avt.
Ac. Rainjitananda Avt.
Ac. Vedaprajinananda Avt.
Avtk. Ananda Vibha Ac.
Ac. Devanistha
Valmiki
Vishva Deva
Vinaya
Note 3: RELATED LETTER FROM FOUR YEARS AGO

These letters were posted four years ago when it became known that some
in NY sector had distorted the by-laws. This is the history of what took
place.

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Health Guideline

Baba says, “In order to digest starches and carbohydrates, the saliva of
the mouth must help at the preliminary stage. Chewing food brings an
adequate quantity of saliva into the mouth. No sooner does the food
mixed with saliva enter the stomach than the liver and the pancreas are
enabled to start secreting their bile and digestive fluids. So unless
food is chewed well, the liver can never function properly.” (YT, p.1)

Note: In the fast-paced life of this 21st century, people no longer give
themselves proper time to attend to their basic life duties, such as
eating food. Instead people just rush off from one appointment to
another and “grab a bite to eat” along the way at any number of
drive-thru, fast-food places. In their hectic pace, instead of chewing
their food they just inhale their meal, nearly swallowing it whole. But
this way of “eating” is terribly hazardous to the health and invites
many diseases. As Ananda Margiis we should spread Baba’s above teaching
to the members of the general society so that they may be benefited.
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Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2010 06:58:43 -0000
To: am-global@earthlink.net
From: Richard Cross
Subject: BP Election Process 2010

Baba

“Lukiye path cala’ ekii liila’, lokalocane keno na’hi a’so…” (P.S. 3698)

Purport:

Baba, You are Ajana Pathik, You are the most loving One who moves
throughout this vast universe doing everything but in Your journey You
always keep Yourself hidden. You move around secretly. Baba, You do all the
things but nobody can see You; You do not like to come within the field of
vision.

O’ my Dearmost, to whom You love, they want to search You in their mind;
they want to hold You in their heart by the process of shravan, manan,
niddhidhya’san & dhyana. But in Your divine liila You do not like to be
seen. You go on moving secretly. Why like this. Why is Your style so
secretive? Baba, You do not like to move around following the straight,
clear-cut path whereby everyone can see You. That type of movement You do
not do. Baba, the eternal truth of straightforwardness which has been
established since ages, even a wee-bit of that You do not follow in Your
movement. Rather everything You do in hidden fashion.

O’ my Revered One, it may be also possible that my understanding is not
complete so that I do not properly comprehend You. Baba, by the ordinary
measuring scale You are immeasurable. If anyone wants to understand You and
get You, then You escape and never get held. Then remaining distant, You
just smile. Baba, what type of liila is this. You go on doing everything while
remaining hidden, out of my grasp. O’ Baba, I long for You and surrender at
Your alter…

== BP ELECTION PROCESS 2010 ==

Note: 2010 is an election year. Some BP elections have already been held
and many more are coming up in the next 1 – 2 months. Already the leaders
have set their plans in motion to get their chosen canditate in the seat.

They cemented their agenda for the various bhuktis during New Year’s DMS.

Be alert and ready. The Fake BP Manual of ’97 is still in vogue. Know
your rights and be ready to oppose all wrong doing with regard to BP
elections. This is our collective duty.

Namaskar,
This entire letter looks at how the Fake Bhukti Pradhan Manual issued in
1997 has been used as a weapon by groupist leaders to destroy the BP post.

This manual has been the cause of so many fixed elections: 1998, 2001,
2004, 2007, and now the same is trying ot be done here in 2010.

Awareness and vigilence is the only cure, lest they once again manipulate
things according to their own agenda.

BABA’S REVOLUTIONARY APPROACH: CREATI0N OF BP POST

Everybody knows that the Bhukti Pradhan (BP) post is part and parcel of a
unique system given by Baba wherein family people are actively involved in
the leadership of a dharma organisation (AMPS). In the past no pseudo guru
had the courage or vision to put forth such an idea. Only our all-knowing
Sadguru Baba has put the plan in motion that all people– whether sannyasis
or family people– should be actively involved in the administration of a
spiritual organisation, thereby bringing dharma to the masses. Such is the
revolutionary approach of the BP system given by Baba.

STATE OF BP POST AT PRESENT

However at present in AMPS, our Bhukti Pradhan system is in a state of
shambles. This also everyone recognises. The BP post has become a
non-entity in AMPS life whereby those margiis who oppose the leading
faction are ousted from the BP position. In that way so many BP’s are
either marginalised or just sit on the BP chair as a stooge of the ruling
group. All acknowledge that in today’s social milieu of extreme groupism,
the voice box of the BP has been shut.

WHAT IS THE CAUSE OF THE DOWNFALL OF THE BP POST

The next question then becomes how did all this happen. And while there are
various factors involved, it cannot be denied that when the groupist rulers
threw away Baba’s original BP guidelines and instead created their own Fake
BP Manual (’97), then that became one distinct cause of the downfall of the
BP post. Because that Fake BP Manual (’97) contains so many wrong rules
which allow the ruling group to turn the BP post into a mere puppet
position etc.

Even then in the minds of some it is not clear how all this is happening. A
few are not understanding how the Fake Manual is used by factional leaders
to control the BP post. Thus to help bring the matter into the open
foreground and make it crystal clear, various margiis have decided to
address points one at a time from the Fake BP Manual in order to show how
the Fake BP manual contravenes our pristine AM ideology. This letter begins
that series.

BABA’S DIVINE TEACHING: NO EXPULSION

As we all know, one of the first and foremost tenets of our AM society is
that it incorporates one and all. Everyone is looked upon as a child of the
Supreme and a member of our human family.

In that light Baba has firmly declared that no one can be expelled from
AMPS. In our AM way of life there is no such thing as expulsion.
Baba says, “Ananda Marga has formed a society which frames its laws on the
basis of common ideals in order to develop the idea of one-ness of all
humanity. This society is radically different from any existing society,
for it provides a society with a common bond where there is no distinction
between class or sex, where no one is declared an outcast…” (AFPS-7, p.6)

And here below Baba reiterates the same idea: That expulsion is not
accepted in Ananda Marga.

Baba says, “Harsh social punishment such as creating outcasts…do not find
any place in our society.” (AFPS-7, p.6)

So by all this it is clear as day that expulsion, debarment,
disqualification etc are not facets of our AM way of living. That is not
part of our social dharma.

UNIDEOLOGICAL GUIDELINE FROM THE FAKE BP MANUAL

Now let us take a look at but one of the many ways how the Fake Manual
contravenes our AM ideology. First let us remember that expulsion is not
allowed in our Marga. Do you have that idea in mind? Good, now let us
proceed.

Here is one of the unrighteous (adharmic) rules from the Fake BP Manual.
In order to vote or be a BP candidate, the Fake BP Manual declares that:

“He or she must not be expelled.”
(Fake BP Manual 1997, chapter 1, section 13, point #9, pg 12)

Thus in clear cut language the groupist rulers have put forth the crude
edict that no one may vote in the BP election or run for the BP post if
they have been expelled. So the Manual makes the false assumption that
expulsion is legal.

Yet we all know that according to Baba expulsion is not allowed in AMPS.
So the Fake BP Manual clearly ignores Baba’s dharmic teaching and puts
forth the unjust & fake policy that expulsion is allowed and that if anyone
is expelled then they cannot participate in the BP elections– neither as a
candidate nor as a voter. This is the type of outrageous manipulation that
is rampant throughout the Fake BP Manual.

And in their groupist policy-making schema this is what the groupists do.
If factional heads feel that any margii is not accepting their dictatorial
and unholy leadership then that margii will be “expelled” and forbidden to
participate in the BP election process.

So when courageous & dharmic margiis or BPs protest against groupist
wrongdoings then the factional leaders expel them and point to chapter 1,
section 13, point #9, pg 12 of their Fake BP Manual and declare that
“expelled” margii ineligible to participate in the BP elections or hold the
post of BP.

Indeed there are innumerable cases where this has occurred and if we are
not careful this devious rule will be invoked thousands of more times in
the future.

Thus in the past Rudrananda’s faction or Sarvatmananda’s faction has used
expulsion as a way to railroad BP elections and control the BP post. And
what is their justifcation: chapter 1, section 13, point #9, pg 12 of their
Fake BP Manual. And so long as this obscene rule exists, in the future any
groupist leader will take advantage of this unholy rule.

UPCOMING BP ELECTIONS

So when the upcoming BP elections are in our midst then we
should be well informed and ready to dismiss all the fake rules which
factional leaders have slipped into their Fake BP Manual. Because it is a
guarantee that whichever groupist regime is in power during the BP
elections, then they will invariably rely on the Fake Manual to manipulate
the course of events– once again rendering the BP post as a useless
position.

When in fact we all know that the post of Bhukti Pradhan is an upstanding
seat in our Marga and that the post should be held by a strong margii who
upholds the teachings of dharma. That is Baba’s teaching and that is Baba’s
vision: That the BP chair will play a vital role in upholding AM ideals.
But this the groupist heads are unwilling to accept. Because they are so
greedy for power that they do not want anyone else to participate in the
governance of AMPS.

As a last reminder, we should all be alert and vigilant as we approach the
upcoming BP elections. We should demand that the Fake BP Manual be put in
the garbage where it belongs and instead Baba’s dharmic BP guidelines
should be implemented.

BABA’S BLESSING

By Baba’s divine grace, the tide is changing and all the dogmatic rules
like those in the Fake BP Manual are being rejected by the people. And a
new phase of peace and harmony has arrived.

Baba says, “Humanity is now at the threshold of a new era. We do not want
any dogma. The age of dogma is gone. What we want is an idea based on
Neohumanism. We are for the entire created world; and not only for human
beings or living beings, but for the entire animate and inanimate
universe.” (AFPS-5)

Namaskar,
Ramendu

Note 1: HOW THE FAKE BP MANUAL CAME INTO EXISTENCE

Everyone knows that Sarvatmanandji’s name itself is printed in bold letters
on the inside cover of the Fake BP Manual. Because in those days the B
bandits were still in power and they gave the important ISMUB Secy post to
their captain, Sarvatmananda. That is why where it says “published by” then
Sarvatmananda’s name appears. Because he is the one who first published the
Fake BP Manual. Of course now Rudrananda is king of the roost so he is
sinfully enjoying all the manipulations of the Fake BP manual. Rudrananda
is using all those crude edicts to satisfy his groupist agenda. And that is
the way it works– whichever group is in power takes advantage of this fake
BP manual.

Note 2: FAKE MANUAL AVAILABLE

Those leading the elections – i.e. the ruling faction – is bound to share
their adopeted, yet “cherished” election manual. Demand a copy from your
local acarya, RS, or ISMUB representative. And then sit down with them
and review the aforementioned points. They must be called upon to answer
to all the unideological points from the Fake BP Manual. Letting this
election transpire in silence is not good. That is why all margiis all
around the globe are standing up and demanding for Baba’s original
BP guidelines to be reinstated.

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Ajapa – Japa & Adhyana – Dhyana

SadGuru Baba says, “If a man constantly chants his japa mantra or meditates
ceaselessly, then the rhythm of this japa, the rhythm that adores the Guru
during dhyana, will act as auto-suggestion during the time of sleep,
although he does not remember it…A sadhaka with this capacity continues
his dhyana and japa even in sleep. This kind of japa is called “Ajapa’
Japa”; that is to say, without performing japa, one is actually performing
it. And it is called “Adhya’na’ Dhyana”, which means that without actually
meditating, the act of meditation is going on.” (YP, 1991 Edn, p.150-51)

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From: “Shantatma Kerketta”
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: Naive People Create Problems for Themselves
Date: Mon, 25 Jan 2010 14:10:35 +0530

Baba

“Toma’ya a’mi bhla’loba’si, a’mi toma’ra a’jina’ka’ri…” P.S. 4589

Purport:

Baba, I love You. I feel fortunate when obeying or carrying out Your order.
By Your grace, I pass my whole days always involved in shravan, manan, and
nidhidhyasana. I am always engaged in Your ideation.

In true sense I do not know whether I love You or not. I do not even want
to know whether I am loving You or not. Please be gracious and
compassionate. And bless me with devotion. This is my only thing I want–
to remain at Your lotus feet.

With my whole existence– my body, my heart, & my mind, I do sastaunga
pranam at Your lotus feet. Baba, please grant me devotion…

== NAIVE PEOPLE CREATE PROBLEMS FOR THEMSELVES ==

Namaskar,
There is a myth in our AM society that jinana is useless and there is no
need to read Baba’s books. This letter addresses the issue.

We all have to consider the matter: If really reading Baba’s books is
not needed, then what was the reason for Him to deliver thousands and
thousands of discourses and emphasize the seminar system, svadhyaya, and
study etc.

WE MUST REFLECT: DO WE REVIEW HIS TEACHINGS?

In AM, we have our distinct path. Baba has given all the necessary
guidelines: When we follow them, life flows properly; when we disregard
them, difficulties arise. This happens both in personal and in
collective life.

At present, we all know that groupism has reared its head in our Marga
society. But it did not come out of nowhere. There are some tell-tale
signs and reasons behind it.

We should all be more aware about AM philosophy, Baba’s articles /
books, and reflect and honestly ask ourselves: “Am I part of the problem
– even in the smallest way? How often do I read Baba’s guidelines and
discourses and ensure I am following His tenets.”

Kindly consider the following analysis and share your thoughts.

DEVOTION DOES NOT MEAN A LACK OF KNOWLEDGE

In our Marga, all want to be devotees. In countless discourses, Baba has
clearly defined bhakti as being the best path, far better than the other
paths, i.e. karma and jinana. Jinana or knowledge is the worst.

So all are eager to become devotees.

Unfortunately, some have (mis)understood this to mean that one need not
read AM discourses or study Baba’s guidelines. They think that is the
lowly path of jinana. Indeed there is a prevailing myth in our AM family
that knowledge is not needed.

But Baba’s main intention behind His criticism of jinana lies in having
vanity of knowledge whereby people just read books and overlook sadhana.
In contrast, knowledge of Baba’s books is needed.

In AM, some people mix this up. That is their misconception. So all
should be cent-per-cent clear that reading Baba’s discourses and doing
sadhana comes under that path of devotion. One must read the books, do
sadhana and follow accordingly, otherwise they will go in the wrong
direction.

We must know Baba’s teachings. That is our compass of life. Just as the
explorers of old used celestial navigation or a compass to plot their
course, Baba’s teachings are our compass to stay on the right path. Thus
we must study and know His guidelines.

Baba says, “To liberate society from this unbearable situation,
consciousness will have to be aroused among the people; their eyes will
have to be opened by knowledge. Let them understand the what’s, the
why’s and the where’s. Thus study is essential, very essential.”
(NH-LOI, Disc: 7)

If His teachings were not needed, then He would have just sat up on the
dais and given varabhaya mudra for 2 hours straight. But He did not do
that.

Most certainly He blessed us, but in addition He gave us distinct
guidelines to abide by so that we may (a) progress, (b) know what to do
and not to do, and (c) reach the Goal. If one does not read the books
they will not know the do’s and don’ts and they will follow the wrong
path and go in the wrong direction. That is what we see happening now.

If due to our naiveté or ignorance, we are not aware of Baba’s
guidelines, then problems will arise. That is how groupism came about
and finds support still today from good, well-intentioned margiis. Why
because they lack the requisite knowledge.

Confirmed group leaders are aware what they are doing – they are
deliberate sinners. But countless other wts and margiis wish to serve
the best interest of the Marga but innocently get caught up in the
whirlpool of groupism. Because some are not fully aware of Baba’s
teachings and instead rely on certain Dadas for advice and guidance.
When in reality, we should only rely on Baba. He is our Supreme Guide.

So we should all be critically aware about His divine guidelines and let
those teachings determine the course of our lives.

Let’s consider the matter further.

COMMON THEME

Many in AM think that, “Yes, I am following Baba in all respects”. Who
does not think like this – everyone does. We all think we are abiding by
the ways of neo-humanism etc. All think that by their actions they are
serving and pleasing Guru.

However, upon closer examination, it is often found that many are
unknowingly part of the problem. Unwittingly they are supporting
groupism: Either by financial donations, reading Fake Ananda Vaniis,
attending factional functions, accepting the Fake BP Manual, following
Bangalisation or the Mahaprayan dogma, accepting scriptural distortions,
the splitting of jagrtis, witnessing punishment postings and so many
other ways. They do not mean to do it; it simply happens because some
naive margiis / wts are not aware of Baba’s teachings.

See for yourself. We should all ask ourselves, “Did I review a discourse
from neo-humanism this month? Have I read an entire discourse from
Subhasita Samgraha this week? Do I regularly refer to Caryacarya?”. This
is the type of self-analysis that must be done.

When one has Baba’s ideas in mind, then one will not innocently become a
puppet or supporter of groupist activities. That will save you from
harsh consequences.

Because those innocent people who unknowingly follow groupists agendas
will have to face the facts and undergo the reactions.

It is just like if one unknowingly touches fire, then that fire will not
spare you. Similarly, going against bhagavad dharma is dangerous. On
this point, no one can save you. One will have to face the consequences.

Thus by not knowing Baba’s guidelines and actively applying them in
life, one is inviting all sorts of problems.

ASTRONAUT ANALOGY

Most margiis are quite intelligent and more aware than the general
public, so many may think that they are not prone to falling away from
Baba’s teachings. But if one has a weak spot for a certain Dada or
group, then it can easily happen.

Just think, most astronauts are extremely well-trained in the sciences
and all kinds of technical aspects of life, yet still they may prescribe
to the dogma of heaven. They know about outer space but they stillthink
they will go to heaven. Because of their kinship with a particular
religion etc, they may not critically evaluate their beliefs whereas in
other arenas of life they are quite sharp.

Many read discourses yet because of their friendship with certain Dadas
they support groupism unknowingly, and hence fall into dogma like the
astronauts.

So those inclined toward a particular group of Dadas may automatically
conclude that those group leaders are grounded in neo-humanism. When in
truth those wts may just be involved in forming one group and thus
violating the facets of neo-humanism. But the margii cannot understand
that because they have lost the capacity to see; they have no vivek due
to their factional allegiances.

That is how people naively get trapped in the net of groupism, despite
their best intentions to follow Baba.

BABA’S BLESSING & SOLUTIONS

There is more to this topic and a follow-up letter should be written.

We should all know that through study, satsaunga, sadhana, and
introspection, we can bring Baba’s teachings into our practical life and
avoid the awful reactions that stem from a lack of basic knowledge of AM
teachings.

Remember, whatever one does – right or wrong – one has to face the
consequences. If one goes against the fundamental teachings of AM, then
prakti will not spare them.

As margiis we should adhere to Baba’s principles strictly, read His
discourses on neo-humanism and engage in introspection.

Baba says, “There is another meaning of the word ideology. It means a
mirror. When we look at it, we can observe ourselves. Similarly is our
ideology. Every human being should follow his ideology. Human life is an
ideological flow. Those people who have no ideology in life are not
human beings. One can recognize other men to the extent that he follows
his ideology. The life of man devoid of ideology is like an animal
life.” (SS-20)

Namaskar,
Shantatma

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– Marriage Condition –

BABA says, “I have stated that at the time of marriage the bride and
bridegroom should not have any direct relationship three generations above
and three generations below. If this condition is not met, the marriage
should not be solemnized.” (AV-7, p.57)

Note: Those not following this their moral standard is questionable. Top
grade margiis are very strict about this Baba’s teaching.

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