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Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2013 22:05:36 -0000
To: AM-GLOBAL
From: “Mukunda Deva”
Subject: Baba Story: “Baba is as Pure as the Ganges”

This entire email is composed of 3 parts:
(1) Prabhat Samgiita #3857;
(2) Posting: Baba Story: “Baba is as Pure as the Ganges”
(3) Trailer Quote: Children Thus Learn Obstinacy From Their Elders

Each section is demarcated by asterisks (***).

== BABA STORY: “BABA IS AS PURE AS THE GANGES” ==

Namaskar,
Baba has come to Muzafarrapur to give darshan. The year is 1956 and I am a very new margii. I am seeing Him for the very first time. I am so enchanted by His presence – my mind is fully ensconced in His look and charm. I am not even comprehending what He is saying as my analytical mind is not functioning at all. All I know is that the sound of His voice sounds very beautiful.

As He delivers His discourse, I am gazing at Him and He is looking at me. Our eyes are fixed on each other. I am completely magnetized by His divine presence.

Now the discourse has ended, I have come to know that Baba is going to Jamalpur the very next day. I have decided that I too must go to Jamalpur. I cannot bear the thought of not being with Baba.

Even during the night I am thinking and dreaming of Him. When morning arrives I quickly make all the needed arrangements for going to Jamalpur.

By Baba’s grace the journey passes smoothly.

ON FIELD WALK WITH BABA:

REQUESTS ME TO START A NEWSPAPER

I am so pleased to be here in Jamalpur so I can see Baba again. Just now I got word that I have been given permission to go on field walk with Baba.

While on field walk, Baba asks me to start a newspaper.

I reply, “Yes, Baba.”

We continue walking. By His grace, I feel compelled to take on the assigned task. The rest of the day passes in a flash, drenched in His love and care. My short stay in Jamalpur is coming to a close and I am preparing to return to my home in Muzafarrapur.

I feel like the return journey cannot happen quickly enough. By Baba’s grace I arrive safely.

MY FIRST ARTICLE

So here I am, I have returned to Muzafarrapur and I am already thinking about what I will write for the newspaper. Having just been with Baba, I can only think of His magnificent beauty and charm. So I have decided to write about Baba Himself. In my article I compare Baba’s purity to that of the Ganges River.

I am so enthralled by Baba’s loving manner and divine personality that I could not resist writing about Him in this way. I have decided to publish the article on the front page of our paper which will be distributed to both margiis and the general public.

By Baba’s grace, the project has come to fruition and the paper has been published and circulated all around the local area.

THE MARGIIS ARE FURIOUS WITH ME

Within one or two days, the local margiis are up in arms and furious with me. They keep telling me, “You are just a new margii – you do not understand – we do not believe in this dogma that the Ganges is pure and holy. In AM, we do not subscribe to the belief that bathing in the Ganges purifies one of their sins. What you have written is completely wrong and misleading. You must correct this immediately.”

In turn, I am trying to convince them of my feeling and intention, but no one is listening to me. They are not understanding my perspective.

BABA SUPPORTS MY APPROACH

Some have decided to bring this matter to Baba Himself. They send word to Baba about all that transpired. We are waiting for His review. In the meantime I continue to be pressured and criticised by the local margiis. A few days pass in this way.

Finally, a margii has just come with the news. The margii reports to us that Baba has said that, “What Sashi Ranjan has written is a comparison. When the writer has a pure mind then such a comparison is OK.”

Alas, Baba knows my inner feeling and He has approved of my words and told this to everyone. Hearing this, all the margiis apologise to me and accept the article.

Namaskar,
Shashi Ranjan Sahu

Note: Many know that Shrii Shashi Ranjan Sahu was a key member of parliament with a high post; thereafter he was influential with the founding of the PBI (Proutist Block of India).

DEVOTIONALLY-INSPIRED WRITING

The above account shared with us by Shrii Shashi Ranjan is quite meaningful on multiple levels. Firstly, it is a very devotionally-charged tale of one bhakta’s real-life experience with Baba. And secondly, we all get the teaching that using comparisons when writing about Parama Purusa is ok – so long as one’s heart and mind are pure.

BABA HIMSELF USES COMPARISONS

And indeed we see that in His many devotional treasures, Baba Himself uses comparisons to describe the greatness, charm, love and beauty of Parama Purusa as well as to talk about spiritual life.

In countless Prabhat Samgiita compositions, Parama Purusa is compared with the sun, moon, and stars and in so many other ways.

For example in the song, “Nayane ma’mata’ bhara'” (PS #12), in the first stanza His smile is compared with radiant pearls, “Hasite mukuta jhara'”.

And in song #913, it says: “Candana sama tava a’shisa a’ma’ke” meaning, Your grace is a soothing balm like sandalwood paste.

And verily there are so many songs where His love or His arrival is compared with the sweetness of a flower or the cool summer breeze. Comparisons are part and parcel of Baba’s whole entire expression in Prabhat Samgiita. They allow bhaktas to know and describe the Divine Entity Who would otherwise remain beyond description. So this is an important element of His songs.

“HOLY DIP IN THE GANGES”

Plus Baba uses similar comparisons in many of His discourses as well.

Baba says, “By kiirtana you become as pure as if you have taken a “holy dip in the Ganges.” What does a holy dip in the Ganges mean for a sádhaka? It means doing kiirtana constantly.” (1)

Thus in the above discourse, Baba Himself uses the comparison of the river Ganges to relay the effect of doing kiirtan.

In so many ways Baba is guiding us that this is how we are to describe Him, i.e. through poetic comparisons or similes. It is a way for sadhakas to share their feelings about that otherwise indescribable Personality.

Before coming to AM, Shashi Ranjan thought of the Ganges as being very pure. This is the common understanding in India. So with his heart-felt feeling he compared Baba in this manner and Baba Himself gave His divine approval. Without such comparisons, there is no way for bhaktas to express themselves when talking about the greatness, beauty and charm of Parama Purusa, i.e. Baba.

Namaskar,
Mukunda

Reference:
1. Ananda Vacanamrtam – 22, Kiirtana: The Panacea for all Afflictions

The section below demarcated by asterisks is an entirely different topic,
completely unrelated to the above material. It stands on its own as a point of interest.

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Children Thus Learn Obstinacy From Their Elders

“In a family it is natural that differences of opinion will arise among the adults; when they do, the adults should reconcile their differences considering each other’s opinions. Unfortunately they often lack the requisite mental make-up to reach an amicable agreement – each tries to convince everybody else of his or her viewpoint without caring about the opinions of others. The result is an outburst of unreasonable obstinacy – the adults lose all self-control and behave in a gross and vulgar manner. The effect on the minds of the children is disastrous. Children thus learn obstinacy from their elders. If the mother or those with whom the children spend most of their time is obstinate, the neglected children will, in most cases, become noticeably obstinate, and they will have to carry this psychic ailment around with them for a long time. If, on the other hand, as is sometimes the case, the wishes and desires (if they are not unreasonable) of children are fulfilled, the children will not have the opportunity to learn obstinacy.” (Human Society – 1, Education)
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Prabhat Samgiita

“Ba’hir vishve dhara’ da’o na’ko, marme lukiye tha’ko…” – P.S. 3857

Purport:

O’ Parama Purusa You are hiding in everyone’s heart – that is Your hinterland. Baba, You cannot be held in this external world; searching You outside is nothing but a waste of time. O’ my dear One, You always reside in the deep core of my heart. You remain eternally in that golden vessel deep inside my being.

O’ Divine Entity, You give shelter at Your lotus feet to one and all. Regardless of who is crying for You, and who is longing for You, or who is oblivious about You, You lovingly shower Your compassion on all. You never make any distinctions. Everyone is part of Your creation; You lovingly bring one and all under Your divine shelter. With Your infinite attraction and the resonance of Your flute, You call everyone close. You lovingly draw everyone close by the
pull of the heart. This is Your special call.

Baba, You are eternally present and always smiling in my heart. O’ my Dearmost, You are so gracious…

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Date: 30 Sep 2012 20:41:32 -0000
From: “Sudhakar Deva Rao”
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: Story: Baba’s Divine Reception

Baba

== STORY: BABA’S DIVINE RECEPTION ==

Namaskar,
Here is a story about the inherent beauty of Prabhat Samgiita and how Baba created the scene whereby Prabhat Samgiita was used for His divine reception.

Specifically, in my memory, I recall when Baba was living in Lake Gardens and Prabhat Samgiita was regularly sung to celebrate His arrival. Indeed, in those days, many times I went to see Baba in Lake Gardens. I remember that a few minutes before Baba was to come from His room, without delay the the singing of Prabhat Samgiita would start. We would all be outside, standing around His car, singing – waiting for Him. When finally Baba would exit the house to go on fieldwalk, all the Dadas and margiis were encircling that area to see Baba, singing Prabhat Samgiita. This was the usual routine.

Then Baba would graciously accept the mala and perform greetings with various margiis. Sometimes also He used to talk for a few minutes and give some guidelines. Of course all these customs He would do in a very charming manner. This was the normal scene when He was in the process to go out for His fieldwalk. Finally He would get into the car and take His seat, and the car would leave.

And after 15, 20, or sometimes 30 minutes later, Baba would to return back – after His fieldwalk was completed.

Then at that time, all the margiis and WTs who were busy in their work, sitting in the hall, or doing other duties, would immediately stop what they were doing as soon as they would hear the sound of Baba’s car returning. They would rush up along the driveway – waiting for the car to pull in to greet Baba. And the greeting used to be done with the singing of Prabhat Samgiita. Of course, sometimes, we all were ready five minutes ahead of time.

Those unforgettable memories still I keep alive in my heart. Sometimes those same visions and feelings come in my dhyana also. How Baba is coming, and greeting one and all, and blessing everyone with His folded hands. Then He was graciously accepting the mala, in a charming mood and with a smiling face. All the while everybody was singing Prabhat Samgiita for His divine reception. Baba was present with His folded hands and smiling face. Sometimes He used to talk or say something.

It was His causeless grace that He would create such a blissful atmosphere and allow me to be present and participate in His divine play.

Sometimes also I saw that in the evening after Baba used to return from His fieldwalk, then He would sit for a few minutes on the chair in the driveway, next to His car garage. And there all the devotees sang Prabhat Samgiita. The Lake Gardens Baba’s Quarter Madhuma’lainca was very crowded those days. Maximum people were attending. But the space next to the garage was perhaps a 100 square feet or so– no more than that, as I remember. Plus all around there were flower pots and so many plants. So in true sense, there was hardly any space. Even then Baba used to sit there and listen to Prabhat Samgiita. What a blissful scene.

EVERYONE WAS INSPIRED TO LEARN AND SING PRABHAT SAMGIITA

In this way, His liila was going on: Every day more and more new songs were being given by Baba. Baba would listen to those songs being sung by various margiis – as margiis were being called upon to sing those new songs. This gave the distinct feeling that Baba wants that the maximum number of sadhakas should learn Prabhat Samgiita and sing. Because He made Prabhat Samgiita for everyone. He did not like that just a few trained musicians should sing in a professional way and that everybody should just keep quiet. Baba did not like this type of approach.

That’s why every day, when in Baba’s presence, more and more margiis, from different corners & far distant places, were inspired to learn new songs. Then they would sing in front of Him. Or we can say, they were leading the song and others were following. This type of training was going on. The trend started in 1982 and it continued on up to ’90 itself.

THE SCENE BEFORE 1982:

RAISING THE JAI SLOGAN

Before 1982, when Baba would come from His room, the system was to raise the slogan: “Parama Pita Baba Ki Jai, Parama Pita Baba Ki– Jai, Parama Pita Baba Ki– Jai, Shrii Shrii Anandamurtiji Ki– Jai, Shrii Shrii Anandamurtiji– Ki Jai, Shrii Shrii Anandamurtiji Ki– Jai, Ananda Marga Amar Hai, Ananda Marga Amar Hai, Ananda Marga Amar Hai, Parama Pita Baba Ki– Jai! etc”. This type of chanting and raising slogan was done those days.

Hearing the the slogans, margiis would rush from a distance to have a glance at Baba. It was like one signal for many of us. When the slogan would start, it meant Baba has come out or He is going in. That time margiis used to run and to have a glance of Baba. That was so beautiful and blissful.

Hence, since the very beginning, since the birth of AM, the system was in place to receive Baba by raising those slogans. And then the style changed in 1982 when Prabhat Samgiita came into being. (See Note 1.)

RECEIVING HIM WITH PRABHAT SAMGIITA IS SWEETER

And indeed the arrival of Prabhat Samgiita was something very charming. The singing of Prabhat Samgiita was done regularly for the reception of Baba. So Baba used to be received with the singing of Prabhat Samgiita. This was the very devotional way of reception for Guru.

Of course both the systems were charming and had their own unique appeal. But overall, receiving Him with the singing Prabhat Samgiita was more heart touching, soft, and sweetly vibrating. Whereas the previous system of raising the slogan of “Parama Pita Baba Ki Jai!” had a certain strength and boldness. Naturally because of Baba’s charming presence, that was also sweet.

But receiving Baba with the collective singing of Prabhat Samgiita was more sweet and beautiful. At least that was my experience. What a devotional reception!

RECEIVING BABA IN MADHUMALAINCA

As I recounted above, Baba used to come sometimes in the evening after fieldwalk, and sit next to His garage in Madhumalainca. There, devotees used to sing a few Prabhat Samgiita. Due to the lack of space, most of the time the place was so crowded that margiis were finding it difficult to find a place to sit, often sitting on one anothers’ lap. The air was charged with His magnificent Presence. Sometimes Baba used to listen to one song, and sometimes two or three songs. But always He used to sit quietly in very a gracious, charming mood and listen to Prabhat Samgiita.

“DO YOU ALL APPROVE THIS SONG”

I still feel the scene was as if heaven descended upon this earth. So blissful and charming, His presence was. Sometimes He would open His eyes and look around and then close His eyes and listen quietly.

When one song finished, if the song was new, then playing His divine liila Baba used to ask one and all: “Do you margiis all approve this song? Should I include it in Prabhat Samgiita?”.

Then Margiis used to respond, “Yes Baba, it must be included! It is very good!”.

Then, in smiling way, Baba used to say, “You are my guardians. If you don’t accept, then I will tear it apart and throw it away.”

Listening this, everyone used to smile. And Baba used to say, “Ok when you have approved this song, then it will be included in Prabhat Samgiita.”

He used to do this type of liila, divine play, regularly. I think He did this with each and every song. So gracious was His expression.

EVERYONE MUST SING

One day when a Prabhat Samgiita finished being sung, then Baba asked, “Who was not singing?”.

Hearing this, everybody became alert. When the next song started, everybody was very careful and VSS were watching. That very day I felt that Baba pointedly telling us that everybody should sing Prabhat Samgiita and nobody should think that Prabhat Samgiita is for Bengalis only or for a few professional musicians etc.

By this way, by encouraging and attracting us all to step forward and sing, Baba used to come and bless us. And we used to sing Prabhat Samgiita. Those memories are unforgettable. This whole entire scene of His coming out and His reception with Prabhat Samgiita was so blissful. In my heart also I feel that Prabhat Samgiita is a special devotional gift of Baba – which has no comparison.

SUMMARY

So this was the glorious scene those days as I remember – and how Prabhat Samgiita was the way by which we would receive Baba.

The conclusive idea then is that the reception of Baba is the greatest event. In the life of the devotee, the most cherished occasion, and most fortunate moment, is when they receive Parama Purusa. So when Baba Himself has transformed the process and specially designated Prabhat Samgiita as the chosen medium whereby devotees will receive Him, then that means Prabhat Samgiita itself has a special value. It has a sanctified role and unique stance.

So it is our duty to recognize this truth and uphold the sacred standard of Prabhat Samgiita – and not allow others to taint this holy & divine treasure.

Namaskar,
Sudhakar

Note 1: MORE ABOUT RECEIVING HIM ONCE PRABHAT SAMGIITA WAS GIVEN

AND WHAT WAS DONE AT THOSE LARGE DMC’s

So at all the gatherings whether big or small prior to 1982 then Baba was received with the strong force of the slogan, “Parama Pita Baba Ki– Jai!”.

After September of 1982 when Prabhat Samgiita was introduced, Baba was always received by the more devotional singing of Prabhat Samgiita.

Of course at the large annual DMC programs when thousands and thousands were attending, then surely all were raising the ‘Parama Pita Baba Ki- Jai!’ slogan in one thunderous voice when Baba arrived in the pandal. So at the global DMC’s that was the scene, even up to 1990.

But it should be remembered that at all such grand occasions, when leaving His room at the BQ (Baba Quarters) then those present were receiving Him with Prabhat Samgiita and then when He would arrive at the pandal for DMC, all the bhaktas would raise the Jai slogan. So both were being done. This was the case during His 1984 tour across India when He performed 16 DMC’s, as well as in 1987 for the Bhagalpur DMC. Plus this was the normal way when He was in Ranchi, or Ananda Shiila, or Diigha etc. At all these places where DMC was held after 1982, Baba was greeted and received with Prabhat Samgiita when He emerged from the BQ, and then the resounding Jai slogan was raised when He reached the pandal. That is how it was for DMC.

On all other countless occasions, whether coming or going from His house, or for general darshan, or field walk etc, in all those blissful moments of His divine arrival, then Baba was always received with the tender sweetness of Prabhat Samgiita. This was the standard approach after 1982.

PRABHAT SAMGIITA

“Tumi a’ma’r a’tma’ maner a’dha’r priyo sarva’dha’r…” P.S. 4588

Purport:

Baba, You are my soul; You are the base of my mind. O’ my Dearmost, You are the foundation of everything. Everything is depending upon You; everything is revolving around You. In life, in death, in both, You are existing all the time. In my life You are everything, and after my death also You are everything.

Baba, You are the sun of the day, and the moon of the night. Baba You are the stars, nebulae, & galaxies – You are everything. Days and nights come and go by Your order. Baba, You are the controller of everything.

The first time I experienced Your divine effulgence in my life, I lost myself completely. Baba, with Your divine effulgence, please remove all my samskaras, all my negativity, and make my life successful. Baba You are my Soul of souls, Heart of hearts – You are my everything. I surrender myself completely unto You…

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Date: 05 Apr 2012 23:02:31 -0000
From: “Hariish Dev”
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: Baba Story About Divyeshvarananda

Baba

== BABA STORY ABOUT DIVYESHVARANANDA ==

Namaskar,
Below is a Baba story told to me by Dada Divyeshvarananda after one of our weekly dharmacakras while he was posted here in Udaipur, Rajasthan in 1970. The story is about one young margii, Shyam, who does not believe that samskara theory is real and the story depicts the dramatic way in which Baba convinces him of this truth.

So this following account shows how Baba taught that young margii Shyam the veracity of samskara theory.

Note: Although Divyeshvaranandaji told this story, the following is recounted in the first person, in which case ‘I’ refers to the young margii who is skeptical about our AM samskara theory.

PART I: GOING ON FIELD WALK WITH BABA

One time I (Shyam) was blessed to go on a fieldwalk with Baba while He was in Ranchi. On this particular occasion, we were doing fieldwalk in one remote forested, jungle area – outside the city limits. While on our walk, far off in the distance we could all see a village farmer moving along a footpath.

At some point, Baba looked at us – i.e. the small entourage that had been fortunate to join Him that day – and then Baba asked me to walk way off towards a far distant tree that was along the pathway where the farmer had been walking.

Immediately I heeded Baba’s instruction and walked the few hundred yards over to the tree. I looked around and noticed that around the tree the ground was extremely hard due to summer’s heat, but that underneath the tree itself there was a small puddle.

I then marched back towards Baba, and, upon His request, I reported to Him what I had seen.

Then Baba looked at me and asked, ‘Did you see anything in the puddle itself?’.

As I hadn’t taken notice of this, I immediately headed back towards that distant puddle underneath the tree, and, once there, I noticed that there were seven large black ants floating in that puddle. They were those big type of black ants with large heads that are connected to their body by one thin, spindly, thread. But now those ants were just floating lifelessly in that shaded puddle beneath the tree.

Once again I returned back to where Baba was and upon His request I told him about the seven ants I had seen under the tree.

Baba responded, ‘Very good’. And then He proceeded to tell one special story.

PART II: BABA STORY– THE UNKNOWN HISTORY

Baba told that long, long ago there was a famine going on in northern Bihar in Sasharam district. And in that district there was a joint family comprised of many cousins who were living together on their paternal property. One of the cousins lived on that land with his elderly mother. His father had already died so it was just he and his widowed mother. But the deceased father had 3 or 4 brothers who also had children and those children were the cousins of that boy.

During that famine, a land dispute arouse amongst all the cousins. Or rather in their greed, the many cousins became jealous of the fact the young boy whose father had died would inherit his father’s entire share of the property. So those nefarious cousins decided that if they were to kill the lone cousin whose father had died, then they would all inherit a greater parcel of land. In their devious way, they began thinking and plotting in this way.

And, by and by, with their evil intentions, those cousins decided to execute their plan.

So one night, when no one was around, those 7 sinister cousins cornered that lone boy, i.e. their other cousin whose father had died, and they ruthlessly twisted his neck and snapped the spinal column. Then in the dark of that very night, they took the boy’s lifeless body onto one bridge. And in the lonely silence of that night they tied stones and rocks around the boy’s feet, legs, waist, shoulders, and head, and they hurled the dead boy off the bridge and his lifeless body plunged in large river down below. Because all the rocks were tied around the dead boy, his body remained down in the depths of the river, and did not rise or float to the top.

Not a soul was witness to the dastardly crime that had taken place. The boy was missing and no one knew why. Neither the police could solve the mystery, nor the local magistrate, nor any village authority – not anyone. It was totally unknown what had taken place. It was a total mystery why the young boy had disappeared.

The widow was mourning the loss of her young son and indeed everyone in the village was distraught about the disappearance of the boy. To hide and disguise themselves, the sinister cousins also feigned sorrow and they sheepishly looked here and there ‘in hopes of’ finding their lost cousin. This was the way the scene unfolded. And in the end, no one in the village or district could figure out what really took place. As the drowned boy’s body was submerged in the depths of the large river.

Hence, those seven sinister cousins were quite pleased with what they had done and they were feeling quite proud and victorious that no one had been able to solve the mystery. In that case, in the due course, they got their wish and they were all able to inherit a greater parcel of land. And those seven cousins foolishly believed that they were totally free and that there was no way they could ever be caught for the heinous crime they had committed– as no worldly authority had any idea about the murder that had transpired.

Indeed the lives of those seven sinister cousins passed, and no charges were ever brought up against them. In fact, they all lived long lives and eventually died due to old age.

PART III: BABA UNRAVELS THE MYSTERY

Then Baba began to furthermore explain that although no police detective or village authority could solve the crime. And although there were no witnesses to the injustice that had taken place, even then Parama Purusa and parama prakrti were fully aware of all that had transpired. And through His samskara theory, parama prakrti was ready to deliver justice.

Baba went on to explain that the seven black ants that had drowned in the puddle were in fact those seven sinister cousins who had murdered and drowned that boy on that dark night. Baba told that because of their heinous act they had been reborn as black ants. And Baba also foretold that those sinister cousins would pass through the tortures of millions of animal lives as various insects and bugs etc. And in this life they were just starting that bleak journey as black ants. And on this very afternoon, as black ants they were walking on the forest floor beneath one tree – they were moving delicately with their big, heavy heads and spindly bodies. When all of a sudden, one village farmer innocently walked by while embarking on his daily work. The farmer felt nature calling, and in the heat of the sun that village farmer proceeded to pass urine under that very tree where the ants were walking. And in that isolated, forested spot, that innocent village farmer made one big puddle under the tree and on that fateful afternoon those seven black ants drowned in that urine. The seven black ants were those seven sinister cousins and the village farmer who urinated was the boy whom those sinister cousins had murdered and drowned all those ages ago.

This is the way that parama prakrti and samskara theory works – all told by Baba.

Baba continued to describe how the village farmer had not incurred any sin for what he did. Because he was merely abiding by the laws of nature and there was not an ounce of malice in his mind. In fact, he was totally unaware that seven black ants had drowned in his urine. And Baba told that the village farmer will progress along the path of pratisaincara and will get a more developed human life in his next birth and be involved in spiritual practices. In stark contrast, those seven black ants will have to undergo all the pains and struggles of animal live for countless more incarnations. That was
parama prakrti’s way of administering justice to those seven sinister cousins who plotted and killed their young cousin.

At that point Baba told, ‘So you see if anyone does anything in this universe then they have to face the consequences. So everyone should be very careful not to do any misdeeds and even the good deeds one does one should offer to Parama Purusa. After all whether one is bound by an iron chain of their misdeeds, or the golden chain of their virtuous acts, still a chain is but a chain and a sadhaka should not be shackled by any such chain. Rather through sadhana and prescribing Brahmahood to all one’s actions, one will become free of all samskaras and attain liberation.’

This was Baba’s grand and colourful story about samskara theory and by that way I, the young margii who was on fieldwalk with Baba, became convinced about the reality of our AM samskara theory.

Note: Here concludes the first person account of this story as told by the young margii.

ONE MORE POINT TO TELL

The only other point to tell is that the young margii named Shyam on the fieldwalk with Baba who was skeptical about samskara theory went on to become a Dada. And that Dada is me, Ac Divyeshvarananda Avt. I told the story in this way to make it more ineresting. From that day forward I understood in my heart that that samskara theory really works.

Such was the way that Dada Divyeshvarananda recounted the incident.

WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM THIS

By Baba’s entire story, we can understand that samskara theory works throughout this entire universe. Whether or not any mortal being is witness to a particular deed or misdeed, always, each and every time, Parama Prakrit is present to work the magic of her samskara theory. In that case, no one can hide or escape from their actions in this universe.

Baba says, “You are free to act, but you are bound to undergo the reaction. The moment you do an act you acquire the possibility of its reaction. Simultaneously with the performance of an act is being done, the seed for its reaction is also sown and its consequences have to be undergone. There is no escape from it. It is not within your right to get rid of it or to escape its fruits and consequences.” (Subhasita Samgraha – 1, ‘Yajina and Karmaphala’)

BABA’S BLESSING

By Baba’s grace, He has given us all the key how to live in this world yet remain free from incurring any samskaras. By this way we are sure to attain eternal salvation, by His grace.

Baba says, “You must not run after any psychic weakness, you must not cherish any psychic weakness. You must not go on remembering the sweet memory of your past. Your only goal is the Parama Purus’a and your only motive is to satisfy the Parama Purus’a by your action. Don’t do anything bad, and offer the good reactions of good works to Parama Purus’a.” (Ananda Vacanamrtam – 14, ‘Action & Reaction’)

Namaskar,
Hariish

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From: “Mohini Ghosh”
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: Why Not Baba’s Book
Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2012 21:29:36 +0530

Baba

== WHY NOT ACCEPTED AS BABA’S BOOK ==

Namaskar,
One of the groups has always glorified the words Baba spoke in Bengali and printed them properly whereas what Baba spoke in Hindi they left lying in the dust.

When Baba spoke in Bengali about points of samaj then they always made sure that got published in Baba’s books such as Varna Vicitra and Shabda Cayanika and Prout in A Nutshell etc. But when Baba speaks in Hindi about other samajas and their histories etc, then those discourses they manipulate stating that Ac. Raghunath is the author of those talks.

By having the book appear in Raghunath’s name then people do not even know that this is Baba’s book. And that is what is discussed herein.

I am reminding us all of what was witnessed by thousands of margiis who personally attended those DMC’s during Baba’s northern India tour in the first few months of 1984. And several thousand more margiis are there who did not attend but heard about all of this.

Here then in story format I am sharing the details how Baba toured in 1984 but unfortunately the many discourses given on that lengthy tour never got printed in His name. Please read below.

BABA’S HISTORIC 1984 TOUR

Baba made an historic education tour in 1984 when He held more than one dozen DMC’s across northern India & the following is the story of that time.

When Baba did His grand tour and conducted so many DMC’s in Hindi speaking areas in 1984, Baba directly gave important guidelines to all the samaj secretaries from various samajas which He visited. Means it was an education tour and wherever He went all along the way Baba did field walks at so many temples, churches, forts, and old buildings. This was part of His pre-planned tour that during field walks He would visit so many historical and archeological sites. And always local margiis accompanied Baba on these walks and got the blessed opportunity to hear Baba talk about these places and much more.

Sure enough the DMC discourses and general darshans of this same 1984 tour which Baba delivered got printed in Subhasita Samgraha parts 16-17 and Ananda Vacanamrtam part 22, respectively. This was given. One other important point in all of this is that Acarya Raghunathji was assigned the specific duty of taking notes of all Baba’s talks during that 1984 tour.

So this type of program was going on during that historic tour because, after all, this was Baba’s usual way. Not just on this tour but throughout His life wherever Baba lived and wherever He visited always He told all the histories, stories, tales, factual analysis and so many things about the surrounding area wherever He was. And these things Baba told to the local Margiis and attending Acaryas – whoever was present. When living in Jamalpur, when touring Berlin Sector, when touring the Philippines, indeed all the time this was happening. So naturally also then on His grand 1984 tour of Hindi speaking areas Baba gave countless talks about the history and archeology of that area.

And as I say on His tour Baba visited many archeological buildings that were hundreds and even thousands of years old. Baba spent time at places that had a rich history of deep archeological importance such as temples, tombs, mosques, forts, monuments, historical buildings, etc. And Baba revealed a huge, never-before-known history during His tour which was noted down.

THE TRAGEDY

But the tragedy is that all those charming tales and hidden facts which Baba graciously revealed, all those things never got printed in Baba’s name. Never.

In contrast though, in the Prout books so many talks given on field walks related with Bengalistan have been added after 1990. So why did Bangalistan get the upper hand while all the talks from Baba’s tour of Hindi speaking areas get completely neglected. Why didn’t the Hindi area historical research and Baba’s other direct guidelines, why didn’t those get placed in book form in the name of Baba.

Because after all, on this long 1984 tour of 4 months penance, thousands and thousands of pages worth of Baba’s valuable teaching was given. Yet somehow it was deliberately left off the shelf of Baba’s library.

SPECIAL TWIST

Here then is the missing link: the answer why all those talks of Baba never got printed in His name.

For that historic 1984 tour, Baba gave the duty to Ac Raghunathji to collect and manage the note-taking and publication of those talks. So Ac Raghunathji organised all the talks given by Baba during the tour. This he did from 1984 up to 1993 and in his own way Ac Raghunathji was trying to get the Publications Department to print these things.

But Sarvatmananda pushed back and delayed the work. Sarvatmanandaji did not cancel the project completely. He did not throw it into the river; he is more crafty and cunning than that. Instead, he added one of his patented devious twists to the situation. Sarvatmanandaji demanded that the book be published, BUT in the name of Ac Raghunathji– not Baba.

WHY THE TWIST

So that was the nasty point. Reason being Dada Sarvatmanandaji wanted to undermine those things. Means he did not want to highlight anything other than Bengali culture so all Baba’s talks about Hindi speaking areas, he wanted to push them down into the mud. And what better way to effectively do this than to take away Baba’s name from those discourses and instead assign them to someone else– like Raghunathji.

Because whatever words come from Sadguru Baba, those words are treated as divine. Nobody can compare with BABA. So by manipulating the situation and instead crediting Ac Raghunathji and not Baba for giving all those talks, that was one way of undermining Baba’s words about those Hindi speaking samaj areas. And that is exactly what Dada Sarvatmanandji wanted to do. To crush the existence and push down the validity of Hindi speaking areas. And in fact he did like that.

Because the book of history did in fact get printed in Acarya Raghunathji’s name and still today it remains like that. About this book more I will tell below.

RAGHUNATHJI’S POSITION

First though, with regards to Acarya Raghunathji, all we can say is that his position was like one bootlicker that time. That was why he did not adequately oppose Sarvatmanandaji’s fraudulent scheme. And in the end Ac Raghunathji actually thought that this was alright. Because after all the book was put in his name and that way he got the credit and respect for that. So that was Ac Raghunathji’s way in all of this, and even when he was the organisational president still he did not come forward to correct this thing. That is the proof that he approved of the whole situation.

THEY ARE 100% BABA DISCOURSES

PROMOTED IN SOMEONE ELSE’S NAME

But truly speaking those are all Baba’s direct talks. And anyone who is at all familiar with Baba’s style of discourse will easily understand that all those words belong to our Revered Baba, and not to Ac Raghunathji. So it is a terrible wrongdoing that the book was done in a different way. It got titled as ‘P.R. Sarkar on History’ and the author’s name is there in bold print: Acarya Raghunath. That is the tragedy.

Because in this way, who can understand that this is actually Baba’s book? Nobody. Because the title of the book itself makes it look like Ac Raghunathji is writing about Shrii Sarkar’s ideas on history. When in actuality those are all Baba’s discourses.

Altogether Sarvatmanandaji has created a big mess in Baba’s scripture in order to prove Bengali superiority. And all along the present B group spokesman Kalyaneshvarananda was aware about the adulterations and distortions being done to Baba’s sacred discourses yet all the while he kept mum– and just allowed that injustice to pass before his eyes.

OUR DUTY

Now it is the duty of one and all to put forth the demand that all Baba’s discourses should be published in His own name and be included as part of Ananda Marga scripture.

Namaskar,
Mohini

Note 1: DADA KNEW IT WAS A DISTORTION

The discourses Baba gave during His 1984 never got printed in Baba’s own books. Instead Baba’s discourses got published under Ac. Raghunathji name in his book titled ‘Shri P.R. Sarkar on History’ by Ac. Raghunathji. This above email tells this wrongdoing, but here following B group spokesman exposes his own position. Since long he was aware about the distortion done to Baba’s discourses but never did he do anything to correct the matter.

B group spokesman Dada Kalyaneshvarananda once wrote:

“‘In His 1984 tour, he (Baba) spoke about different places and Raghunathjii noted it down and was later published [in Ac Raghunathjii’s own history book] as “Shri P.R. Sarkar on History.”

PRABHAT SAMGIITA

“A’lo eseche ghum bheungeche, phuler vane raun legeche…” (P.S. 2253)

Purport:

With the arrival of effulgence, all drowsiness & sleepiness have been vanquished. In the flower garden, new growth has come. The buds of those flowers which were in hibernation have now all bloomed. And they have filled the flowers with nectar; it is overflowing.

Each and everyone’s heart is vibrated with the new color. Each and every movement in life is vibrated in His flow. The air, the water, the earth, and the sky– everything is filled with His vibration and charm. The advent of the new dawn has come; now there will not be any more cries or laments due to the darkness. In everyone’s language and expression there will no longer be any bitterness – rather it will be saturated with sweetness and love. Love will be the source of all inspiration.

This entire transformation has all happened due to the causeless grace of Parama Purusa; He created this momentum and changed the whole vibration of this entire universe. He filled it with His own color. The new dawn has come and the drowsiness of staticity and dogma has disappeared. The sweetness and charm of spirituality has come…

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Best and Worst

Baba says, “Human beings come into this world and attend to so many duties…It is the sense of duty that makes a person great. Of all the bonds, the bond of duty is the strongest and the bond of moha [blind attachment or infatuation] is the worst. Humans will have to break the bonds of moha and increase the bonds of duty.” (NKS,’97 Edn, p.111)
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Date: 15 Jul 2010 22:46:08 -0000
From: “Hariish Dev”
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: Baba Story: Murder of Boy & Play of Samskara

Baba

Note: The sound file of the below PS is on the AM-GLOBAL blog,
http://www.am-global-01.blogspot.com/ You can either listen to it
there or download it for your collection.

“Toma’r katha’ a’mi bha’vi ba’re ba’re…” (PS 270)

Purport:

Baba, You are everything for me; You are my most intimate One. By Your grace
I think about You always– and how You love me. Baba, You always care for me–
in good times and bad, always. In my life You grace me and save me , always.
I think about Your love and affection again and again. O’ my Lord, You love
me so much. Baba, You are the only one who truly loves me. Besides You, no one
loves me the way You do. Others love is conditional; Baba, only You love
unconditionally. Worldly love is based on selfishness; Your love is boundless
and selfless. Mundane love is for one’s own happiness, not for the sake of
someone else’s welfare. Only Your love is pure, without expecting anything
in return. Baba, I always think about You and Your compassionate love. I cannot
ever forget You.

Baba, when the long night finally ends and the morning glow of the crimson
dawn begins, I feel Your touch and Your nectar in that light. Baba, no matter
how difficult the challenge and no matter how big the obstacle, invariably You
are there to guide me and give me hope. You solve each and every problem that
comes in my life. Baba, You Yourself are the solution and by Your grace I feel
Your compassionate touch; that is the soothing balm in my life. Baba, I think
about You always and how You love me so much. I cannot ever forget You.

O’ my Dearmost, when any problem is about to occur, then by Your grace I
always remember that You are there to look after me. When in dark times, the
evening sun is waving and calling and wants to tell me that I am never alone;
You are there to look after me. Whether in darkness or light, happiness or
sorrow, no matter what the circumstance, when any difficulty arises I always
feel Your grace and know You are there to care for me. By Your grace, this
sense of surrender is with me me always. I always feel that You are with me
and will resolve any problem that arises. Baba, You love me so much; I remain
always under Your shelter.

O’ my Dearmost, I think about You always and how You love me so much. I
cannot forget You…

== BABA STORY: MURDER OF BOY & PLAY OF SAMSKARA ==

Namaskar,
Below is a Baba story told to me by one Dada after one of our weekly
dharmacakras while he was posted here in Udaipur, Rajasthan in 1970. The
story is about one young margii who does not believe that samskara
theory is real and the story depicts the dramatic way in which Baba
convinces him of this truth.

So this following account shows how Baba taught that young margii the
veracity of samskara theory.

Note: The following is recounted in the first person, in which case ‘I’
refers to the young margii who is skeptical about our AM samskara theory

PART I: GOING ON FIELDWALK WITH BABA

One time I was blessed to go on a fieldwalk with Baba while He was in
Ranchi. On this particular occasion, we were doing fieldwalk in one
remote forested, jungle area– outside the city limits. While on our
walk, far off in the distance we could all see a village farmer moving
along a footpath.

At some point, Baba looked at us– i.e. the small entourage that had
been fortunate to join Him that day– and then Baba asked me to walk way
off towards a far distant tree that was along the pathway where the
farmer had been walking.

Immediately I heeded Baba’s instruction and walked the few hundred yards
over the to tree. I looked around and noticed that around the tree the
ground was extremely hard due to summer’s heat, but that underneath the
tree itself there was a small puddle.

I then marched back towards Baba, and, upon His request, I reported to
Him what I had seen.

Then Baba looked at me and asked, ‘Did you see anything in the puddle
itself?’.

As I hadn’t taken notice of this, I immediately headed back towards that
distant puddle underneath the tree, and, once there, I noticed that
there were seven large black ants floating in that puddle. They were
those big type of black ants with large heads that are connected to
their body by one thin, spindly, thread. But now those ants were just
floating lifelessly in that shaded puddle beneath the tree.

Once again I returned back to where Baba was and upon His request I told
him about the seven ants I had seen under the tree.

Baba responded, ‘Very good’. And then He proceeded to tell one special
story.

PART II: BABA STORY– THE UNKNOWN HISTORY

Baba told that long, long ago there was a famine going on in northern
Bihar in Sasharam district. And in that district there was a joint
family comprised of many cousins who were living together on their
paternal property. One of the cousins lived on that land with his
elderly mother. His father had already died so it was just he and his
widowed mother. But the deceased father had 3 or 4 brothers who also had
children and those children were the cousins of that boy.

During that famine, a land dispute arouse amongst all the cousins. Or
rather in their greed, the many cousins became jealous of the fact the
young boy whose father had died would inherit his father’s entire share
of the property. So those nefarious cousins decided that if they were to
kill the lone cousin whose father had died, then they would all inherit
a greater parcel of land. In their devious way, they began thinking and
plotting in this way.

And, by and by, with their evil intentions, those cousins decided to
execute their plan.

So one night, when no one was around, those 7 sinister cousins cornered
and that lone boy, i.e. their other cousin whose father had died, and
they ruthlessly twisted his neck and snapped the spinal column. Then in
the dark of that very night, they took the boy’s lifeless body onto one
bridge. And in the lonely silence of that night they tied stones and
rocks around the boy’s feet, legs, waist, shoulders, and head, and they
hurled the dead boy off the bridge and his lifeless body plunged in
large river down below. Because all the rocks were tied around the dead
boy, his body remained down in the depths of the river, and did not rise
or float to the top.

Not a soul was witness to the dastardly crime that had taken place. The
boy was missing and no one knew why. Neither the police could solve the
mystery, nor the local magistrate, nor any village authority– not
anyone. It was totally unknown what had taken place. It was a total
mystery why the young boy had disappeared.

The widow was mourning the loss of her young son and indeed everyone in
the village was distraught about the disappearance of the boy. To hide
and disguise themselves, the sinister cousins also feigned sorrow and
they sheepishly looked here and there ‘in hopes of’ finding their lost cousin.
This was the way the scene unfolded. And in the end, no one in the village or
district could figure out what really took place. As the drowned boy’s body
was submerged in the depths of the large river.

Hence, those seven sinister cousins were quite pleased with what they
had done and they were feeling quite proud and victorious that no one
had been able to solve the mystery. In that case, in the due course,
they got their wish and they were all able to inherit a greater parcel
of land. And those seven cousins foolishly believed that they were
totally free and that there was no way they could ever be caught for the
heinous crime they had committed– as no worldly authority had any idea
about the murder that had transpired.

Indeed the lives of those seven sinister cousins passed, and no charges
were ever brought up against them. In fact, they all lived long lives
and eventually died due to old age.

PART III: BABA UNRAVELS THE MYSTERY

Then Baba began to furthermore explain that although no police detective
or village authority could solve the crime. And although there were no
witnesses to the injustice that had taken place, even then Parama Purusa
and Parama Prakrti were fully aware of all that had transpired. And
through Her samskara theory, Parama Prakrti was ready to deliver justice.

Baba went on to explain that the seven black ants that had drowned in
the puddle were in fact those seven sinister cousins who had murdered
and drowned that boy on that dark night. Baba told that because of their
heinous act they had been reborn as black ants. And Baba also foretold
that those sinister cousins would pass through the tortures of millions
of animal lives as various insects and bugs etc. And in this life they
were just starting that bleak journey as black ants. And on this very
afternoon, as black ants they were walking on the forest floor beneath
one tree– they were moving delicately with their big, heavy heads and
spindly bodies. When all of a sudden, one village farmer innocently
walked by while embarking on his daily work. The farmer felt nature
calling, and in the heat of the sun that village farmer proceeded to
pass urine under that very tree where the ants were walking. And in that
isolated, forested spot, that innocent village farmer made one big
puddle under the tree and on that fateful afternoon those seven black
ants drowned in that urine. The seven black ants were those seven
sinister cousins and the village farmer who urinated was the boy whom
those sinister cousins had murdered and drowned all those ages ago.

This is the way that Parama Prakrti and her samskara theory works– all
told by Baba.

Baba continued to describe how the village farmer had not incurred any
sin for what he did. Because he was merely abiding by the laws of nature
and there was not an ounce of malice in his mind. In fact, he was
totally unaware that seven black ants had drowned in his urine. And Baba
told that the village farmer will progress along the path of
pratisaincara and will again get human life in his next birth. In stark
contrast, those seven black ants will have to undergo all the pains and
struggles of animal live for countless more incarnations. That was
Parama Prakrti’s way of administering justice to those seven sinister
cousins who plotted and killed their young cousin.

At that point Baba told, ‘So you see if anyone does anything in this
universe then they have to face the consequences. So everyone should be
very careful not to do any misdeeds and even the good deeds one does one
should offer to Parama Purusa. After all whether one is bound by an iron
chain of their misdeeds, or the golden chain of their virtuous acts,
still a chain is but a chain and a sadhaka should not be shackled by any
such chain. Rather through sadhana and prescribing Brahmahood to all
one’s actions, one will become free of all samskaras and attain liberation.’

This was Baba’s grand and colourful story about samskara theory and by
that way I, the young margii who was on fieldwalk with Baba, became
convinced about the reality of our AM samskara theory.

Note: Here concludes the first person account of this story as told by
the young margii.

ONE MORE POINT TO TELL

The only other point to tell is that the young margii on the fieldwalk
who was skeptical about samskara theory went on to become a Dada, and it
was that very Dada who in 1970 told me this entire account one day after
dharmacakra here in our unit in Udaipur, Rajasthan.

WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM THIS

By Baba’s entire story, we can understand that samskara theory works
throughout this entire universe. Whether or not any mortal being is
witness to a particular deed or misdeed, always, each and every time,
Parama Prakrit is present to work the magic of her samskara theory. In
that case, no one can hide or escape from their actions in this universe.

Baba says, “You are free to act, but you are bound to undergo the
reaction. The moment you do an act you acquire the possibility of its
reaction. Simultaneously with the performance of an act is being done,
the seed for its reaction is also sown and its consequences have to be
undergone. There is no escape from it. It is not within your right to
get rid of it or to escape its fruits and consequences.” (SS-1, ‘Yajina
and Karmaphala’)

BABA’S BLESSING

By Baba’s grace, He has given us all the key how to live in this world
yet remain free from incurring any samskaras. By this way we are sure to
attain eternal salvation, by His grace.

Baba says, “You must not run after any psychic weakness, you must not
cherish any psychic weakness. You must not go on remembering the sweet
memory of your past. Your only goal is the Parama Purus’a and your only
motive is to satisfy the Parama Purus’a by your action. Don’t do
anything bad, and offer the good reactions of good works to Parama
Purus’a.” (AV-14, ‘Action & Reaction’)

Namaskar,
Hariish

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Police Can’t Solve

Baba says, “You can help someone to become good by making him understand,
but no one becomes good through the application of force. You may persuade,
you may bring them onto the path of righteousness by helping them to
understand. This you can certainly do. If the sinner is engaged in sinful
acts or keeps moving ahead on a sinful path, you can prevent that person
from doing so by the application of force. But you cannot rectify him in
this way.” (AV-10, p.190)

Note: These days around the world a one-sided approach is taken by
governments regarding law and order. The administration makes rules and gives
the duty to police and military personnel to enforce them.

However, as per Baba’s above teaching, this is not an effective way to
create a proper society.

Because when only fear tactics are employed and when members of the general
public are not properly convinced, persuaded or educated about what should
and should not be done, then people cannot be rectified nor become good citizens.

Resorting only to the fear of the police and jail, crime is increasing.
People do not commit crimes when they think the police are present; but
do resort to criminal activity when think they cannot be caught.

So the fear of being put in jail is not the solution.

First the inner desire needs to be cultivated about duty of a true human
being and member of society. That is what is meant by persuasion. Thereafter,
when persuasion and education has been done, governments can apply fear
tactics and force to create law and order.

By this two-fold approach of persuasion and force, there will be order
in society.

Same is the case with Ananda Marga also. We should know the logic and reasoning
behind why AM rules are beneficial then the inner desire will naturally develop
to follow those rules. Otherwise, just out of a fear of God, authority or
police, order cannot be established; people will not follow the rules.

Before ’90, many Dadas did not have conviction or desire to follow the
righteous path. Under fear they were obeying, and when that fear moved away
(according to them), they became fearless and their true color showed in
the form of groupism and all kinds of heinous acts. Whereas those who were
inspired in the core of their heart to follow AM teachings, such workers
and margiis progressed on the path of spirituality, and did not get degenerated.
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From: “Mohini Ghosh”
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: Why Not Baba’s Book
Date: Mon, 05 Apr 2010 14:24:28 +0530

Baba

“A’lo eseche ghum bheungeche, phuler vane raun legeche…” (P.S. 2253)

Purport:

With the arrival of effulgence, all drowsiness & sleepiness have been
vanquished. In the flower garden, new growth has come. The buds of those
flowers which were in hibernation have now all bloomed. And they have
filled the flowers with nectar; it is overflowing.

Each and everyone’s heart is vibrated with the new color. Each and every
movement in life is vibrated in His flow. The air, the water, the earth,
and the sky– everything is filled with His vibration and charm. The advent
of the new dawn has come; now there will not be any more cries or
laments due to the darkness. In the language and expression there will
no longer be any bitterness– rather it will be saturated with sweetness
and love. Love will be the source of all inspiration.

This transformation has all happened due to the causeless grace of
Parama Purusa; He created this momentum and changed the whole vibration of
this entire universe. He filled it with His own color. The new dawn has
come and the drowsiness of staticity and dogma has disappeared. The
sweetness and charm of spirituality has advented…

== WHY NOT ACCEPTED AS BABA’S BOOK ==

Namaskar,
One of the groups has always glorified the words Baba spoke in Bengali and
printed them properly whereas what Baba spoke in Hindi they left lying
in the dust.

When Baba spoke in Bengali about points of samaj then they always
made sure that got published in Baba’s books such as Varna Vicitra and
Shabda Cayanika etc. But when Baba speaks in Hindi about other samajas and
their histories etc, then those discourses they manipulate stating that Ac.
Raghunath is the author of those talks.

By having the book appear in Raghunath’s name then people do not even
know that this is Baba’s book. And that is what is discussed herein.

I am reminding us all of what was witnessed by thousands of margiis who
personally attended those DMC’s during Baba’s northern India tour in the
first few months of 1984. And several thousand more margiis are there who
did not attend but heard about all these things.

Here then in story format I am sharing the details how Baba toured in 1984
but unfortunately the many discourses given on that lengthy tour never got
printed in His name. Please read below.

BABA’S HISTORIC 1984 TOUR

Baba did one historic education tour in 1984 when He did more than one
dozen DMC’s across northern India & the following is the story of that time.

When Baba did His grand tour and conducted so many DMC’s in Hindi speaking
areas in 1984, then that time Baba directly gave important guidelines to
all the samaj secretaries from various samaj places which He visited. Means
it was an education tour and wherever He went all along the way Baba did
field walks at so many temples, churches, forts, and old buildings. This
was part of His pre-planned tour that during field walks He would visit so
many historical and archeological sites. And always local margiis
accompanied Baba on these walks and got the blessed opportunity to hear
Baba talk about all these places and much more.

Sure enough the DMC discourses and general darshans of this same 1984 tour
which Baba delivered got printed in Subhasita Samgraha parts 16-17 and
Ananda Vacanamrtam part 22, respectively. This was given. In addition, it
was also His big planning to make the tour and visitation of many
historical sites. And in that way Baba gave in-depth and elaborate
explanations of those sites to the Margiis and samaj leaders present. One
other important point in all of this is that Acarya Raghunathji was
assigned the specific duty of taking notes of all Baba’s talks that time.

So this type of program was going on during that historic tour because
after all this was Baba’s usual way. Means not just on this tour but
throughout His life wherever Baba lived and wherever He visited always He
told all the histories, stories, tales, factual analysis and so many things
about the surrounding area wherever He was. And these things Baba told to
the local Margiis and attending Acaryas– whoever was present. When living
in Jamalpur, when touring Berlin Sector, when touring the Philippines,
indeed all the time this was happening. So naturally also then on His grand
1984 tour of Hindi speaking areas Baba gave countless talks about the
history and archeology of that area.

And as I say on His tour Baba visited hundreds of archeological buildings that
were hundreds and even thousands of years old. Places that had a rich
history of deep archeological importance such as temples, tombs, mosques,
forts, monuments, historical buildings, etc. And Baba revealed a huge,
never-before-known history during His tour which was noted down.

THE TRAGEDY

But the tragedy is that all those charming tales and hidden facts which
Baba graciously revealed, all those things never got printed in Baba’s
name. Never.

In contrast though, in the Prout books so many talks given on field walks
related with Bengalistan have been added after 1990. So why did Bangalistan
get the upper hand while all the talks from Baba’s tour of Hindi speaking
areas get completely neglected. Why didn’t the Hindi area historical
research and Baba’s other direct guidelines, why didn’t those get placed in
book form in the name of Baba.

Because after all, on this long 1984 tour of 4 months penance, thousands and
thousands of pages worth of Baba’s valuable teaching was given. Yet somehow
it was deliberately left off the shelf of Baba’s library.

SPECIAL TWIST

Here then is the missing link: the answer why all those talks of Baba never
got printed in His name.

For that historic 1984 tour, Baba gave the duty to Ac Raghunathji to
collect and manage the note-taking and publication of those talks. So Ac
Raghunathji organised all the talks given by Baba during the tour. This he
did from 1984 up to 1993 and in his own way Ac Raghunathji was trying to
get the Publications Department to print these things.

But B group Kingpin Dada Sarvatmanandaji pushed back the work. No doubt
Dada Sarvatmanandaji did not cancel the project completely. Means he did
not throw it into the river like some crude dictatorial madman. Dada
Sarvatmanandaji is more crafty than that. Instead, he added one of his
patented devious twists to the situation. Dada Sarvatmanandaji demanded
that the book should come, BUT in the name of Ac Raghunathji– not Baba.

WHY THE TWIST

So that was the nasty point. Reason being Dada Sarvatmanandaji wanted to
undermine those things. Means he did not want to highlight anything other
than Bengali culture so all Baba’s talks about Hindi speaking areas, he
wanted to push them down into the mud. And what better way to effectively
do this than to take away Baba’s name from those discourses and instead
assign them to someone else– like Raghunathji.

Because whatever words come from Sadguru Baba, those words are treated as
divine. Nobody can compare with BABA. So by manipulating the situation and
instead crediting Ac Raghunathji and not Baba for giving all those talks,
that was one way of undermining Baba’s words about those Hindi speaking
samaj areas. And that is exactly what Dada Sarvatmanandji wanted to do. To
crush the existence and push down the validity of Hindi speaking areas. And
in fact he did like that.

Because the book of history did in fact get printed in Acarya Raghunathji’s
name and still today it remains like that. About this book more I will tell
below.

THE LATE RAGHUNATHJI’S POSITION

First though, with regards to Acarya Raghunathji, all we can say is that
his position was like one bootlicker that time. That was why he did not
adequately oppose Dada Sarvatmanandaji’s fraudulent scheme. And in the end
Ac Raghunathji actually thought that this was alright. Because after all
the book was put in his name and that way he got the credit and respect for
that. So that was the late Ac Raghunathji’s way in all of this, and even when
he was organisational president still he did not come forward to correct
this thing. That is the proof that he approves of the whole situation.

THEY ARE 100% BABA DISCOURSES

PROMOTED IN SOMEONE ELSE’S NAME

But truly speaking those are all Baba’s direct talks. And anyone who is at
all familiar with Baba’s style of discourse will easily understand that all
those words belong to our Revered Baba, and not to Ac Raghunathji. So it
is a terrible wrongdoing that the book was done in a different way. It got
titled as ‘P.R. Sarkar on History’ and the author’s name is there in bold
print: Acarya Raghunath. That is the tragedy.

Because in this way, who can understand that this is actually Baba’s book?
Nobody. Because the title of the book itself makes it look like Ac
Raghunathji is writing about Shrii Sarkar’s ideas on history. When in
actuality those are all Baba’s discourses.

Altogether Dada Sarvatmanandaji has created a big mess in Baba’s scripture in
order to prove Bengali superiority. And all along the present B group
spokesman Dada Kalyaneshvarananda was aware about the adulterations and
distortions being done go Baba’s sacred discourses yet all the while he
kept mum– and just allowed that injustice to pass before his eyes.

OUR DUTY

Now it is the duty of one and all to put forth the demand that all Baba’s
discourses should be published in His own name and be included as part of
AM scripture.

Namaskar,
Mohini

Note 1: DADAJI KNEW IT WAS A DISTORTION

The discourses Baba gave during His 1984 never got printed in
Baba’s own books. Instead Baba’s discourses got published under Ac.
Raghunathji name in his book titled ‘Shri P.R. Sarkar on History’ by Ac.
Raghunathji. This entire email tells more facts and figures about this
wrongdoing, but here following B group spokesman exposes his own position
that since long he was aware about the distortion done to Baba’s discourses
but never did he do anything to correct the matter.

B group spokesman Dada Kalyaneshvarananda once wrote:

“‘In His 1984 tour, he (Baba) spoke about different places and Raghunathjii
noted it down and was later published [in Ac Raghunathjii’s own history
book] as “Shri P.R. Sarkar on History.”

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Best and Worst

Baba says, “Human beings come into this world and attend to so many
duties…It is the sense of duty that makes a person great. Of all the
bonds, the bond of duty is the strongest and the bond of moha [blind
attachment or infatuation] is the worst. Humans will have to break the
bonds of moha and increase the bonds of duty.” (NKS,’97 Edn, p.111)
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Date: 04 Nov 2009 07:26:38 -0000
From: “Bhavanath Rajpal”
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: Baba Story: Parama Purusa Is Taking Care

Baba

“Ekla’ a’ma’y phele kotha’y gele cale…” P.S. 1326

Purport:

O’ Parama Purusa, by Your grace I have deep longing for You, but You
have just cast me aside, thrown me away, and left me all alone. O’ Baba,
to which far distant land have You gone. Baba, why were You remaining
side by side together along with me all those days and why now without
revealing anything You just left. Why like this? What is this divine
game of Yours? O’ Parama Purusa why have You secretly left– the tree
which You have planted is now full of flowers and fruits. The tune which
I practiced is still resonating in my mind, in my heart– always, all
the time.

Baba, I was shivering from that biting, bone-chilling, cold,
northern wind when You came and blessed me that Your divine warm touch.
That gave such a soothing balm in my heart. That memory is still coming
in my mind. In my bad days when I was feeling completely lost and
alone, that very time You gave me shelter and You just lifted me up from
the dust and place me on Your Lap. That scene still is imprinted in my
mind.

Baba, even today the warm, southern breeze of Your sweet touch is
vibrating my whole existence. In the mind, it is coming in the shade of
the very well-tended madhavii garden. Baba, I and You were there and You
left me alone, where have You gone.

O’ Parama Purusa I am still longing for You and counting the days.
Baba, please come…

== BABA STORY: WHAT TO ASK FOR… ==

Namaskar,
Along the spiritual path there are various types of devotion such as
sattvik, rajasik, and tamasik bhakti; apara’ bhakti and para’bhakti;
jinan mishra, karma mishra, vaedhii bhakti and shuddha bhakti; and
raganuga and ragatmika bhakti etc. So we should be aware about all
these and compare with our own approach to see what category we are in.

Here following is one interesting story related with this:

BABA STORY: PROPER DEVOTION

One very senior margii Shrii Gangodakamji from Dhanbad, Jharkhand
reached to visit Baba. Those days, Baba was living in Ranchi. And this
particular incident took place around the year 1970.

So by the sweet grace of Revered Baba, brother Gangodakamji got the
opportunity to go for Baba’s field walk. And along with Shrii
Gangodakam, 4-5 more margiis also got permission to go along with Baba.
So they were next to Baba’s quarters, all waiting for Baba to come out
just before going for field walk. Gangodakamji was there with the
others, waiting for Baba to come. That time, Gangodakamji was seriously
worried about his daughter’s marriage. Because after a lot of trying, he
could not fix or arrange it. So with that worldly intention, actually he
came to see Baba.

So when Baba came out from His quarters to go for field walk. That time
everyone who was standing outside did Namaskar. And then Baba proceeded
for field walk. And by His grace, Gangodakamji got the opportunity to
sit in Baba’s car along with one more margii.

When Baba took His own seat inside the car, then that time again
Gangodakamji did namaskar. And during that moment, he was seriously
thinking and mentally asking Baba to fix his daughter’s marriage.
So while receiving his namaskar, Baba scolded Shrii Gangodakamji–
“Chhi, Chhi, Chhi!!! Shame, shame, shame!!!

Baba said, “Ganga, what nonsense you are thinking. While in contact with
Guru, such mean and low thinking should not be entertained. Don’t you
think that Parama Purusa is taking care of your things! You don’t have
any faith on Him?”. Baba was in serious mood.

All those who were sitting in the car were shocked by seeing Baba’s
mood. And Shrii Gangodakam also felt shame. Because this incident
happened in front of many, that’s why it became very often cited.
It is Baba’s liila. ‘Still, these days Shrii Gangodakamji is a very
respected margi in Dhanbad. By Baba’s grace, in due course all his
daughters got properly married and in suitable houses they are living.
So everything is depending on Baba’s liila.’

THE SENSE WITHIN / GURU’S GUIDELINE

Although this story is very simple, but it has very deep meaning. Being
a senior margi and good devotee, while facing serious family trouble,
Ganga asked such worldly blessings from Baba. This type of thing is
quite common, for any devotee, in day-to-day life. And this story gives
this teaching that, whatever the circumstances may be, odd or most
critical. Nevertheless one should not surrender to circumstances in any
condition. One should not ask any worldly things from Parama Purusa.’

Means we should not ask anything from Baba. But it is not limited up to
that fact that when people were visiting with Baba personally or going
on field walk, or anywhere then we should not talk. It is not limited
with that particular scenario revolving around Baba’s physical presence
only. Rather Parama Purusa is everywhere, and He sees all and still
today all the moments and all the 24hrs through His ota and prota yoga
Baba is along with everyone. He is sitting in the heart of devotees. So
when one comes in contact with Guru. Means when one is doing dhyana,
sadhana, or any type of mental communication with Parama Purusa, or just
expressing the feeling inside the mind. Then that very time all these
worldly desires should not be there. Because in various discourses Baba
has given the hint that one side things come and on the other side
things go. Because the nature of this world is transitory. Things come
and go. So asking for worldly things is not going to satisfy everything.

If the desires will be fulfilled then they will just decay also or
create other types of reactions. For example suppose You got $50,000
then that money will not last forever– step by step it will dwindle
down, decay, or vanish entirely. Likewise if anybody is suffering from a
disease and asks for it to be removed, but then after some time that
disease might return back again. So one should not ask anything from
Him. That is what He is teaching here.

Thus here the whole point is that Guru’s contact does not mean only that
which occurred on the physical sphere. Rather in all the spheres this
teaching is applicable. It was that very time and the same thing is up
to the far distant future also.

So this is Baba’s guideline. Unfortunately all kinds of dogmatic
religions are just based on this crude notion of offering. That is why
the common tendency or low-mindedness is there to ask for something
worldly or to do like that. But such an approach ruins the devotion,
that is low devotion. So those who are good margiis should understand
that this story teaches that.

So if any sadhaka thinks such things in any moment and especially at the
time of sadhana, then that has negative effect. Because Baba is living
with one and all. And He listens to the mental thought of each and every
of His devotees. So first thing, one should not ask any worldly things
from Baba. One should only say, “O Parama Purusa, as You wish, that You
do. My everything is in Your hand.” But if one is very much anxious to
ask something, then one should ask only para’bhakti. Highest devotion.
Because, worldly things are transitory. Today they are, tomorrow they
will go. They will perish.

SIMILAR SCENE

At one of the Ananda Nagar DMC’s around ’88, after His discourse, Baba
also explained the same thing in front of all devotees. That one should
not ask anything from Parama Purusa.

Because when something is granted then side by side mental peace goes
away also. Or it can happen like that. That is the law of nature. For
example suppose one person became the prime minister. By that way he got
honour, respect, but his freedom is gone. Because now all the 24 hrs he
is surrounded by guards, secretaries, staff etc. So one side they get
something and other side their freedom is gone. Similarly, if someone
starts earning more money by operating their business, then that will
invite more psychic tension. More things to worry about. So side by side
all the things happen. So this world is like that some things You get
and attached to that one shadow is there already.

Or suppose one person got one very good job. Then they get tied up in
that and that have to do a lot of things etc. Plus the phone is ringing
all the 24 hrs. So his peace and tranquility is gone– his freedom is
completely disturbed. That is why many fans do not like to accept higher
jobs etc.

FORMATION OF OLD PRABHAT SAMGIITA

Similarly Baba further explained at that time, about His grandmother’s
story. That, His grandmother was singing one bhajan every day. And while
singing, she was crying. The meaning of her song was, “Oh Parama Purusa,
You have given me everything. Even without my asking. But in return, I
did not give You anything. Only I have expressed my desire to get more
and more.” With this feeling of gratitude towards Parama Purusa, Baba’s
grandmother was singing and crying.

And Baba added, that “Based on this idea I wrote this Prabhat Samgiita #209

– ‘Tomare asiim apa’r bhalobhasar vinimaye haye ki va diyechi'”

Meaning: In return of Your infinite love and care towards me, Oh what
have I given to You…I have given nothing.

The proper dharma is to surrender to Baba, and Baba alone. And follow
His guideline.

A FEW OF BABA’S DIVINE GUIDELINES

Here following are a few of Baba’s teachings on this very subject.

Baba says, “Ra’jasikii Bhakti: In this category of devotion one does not
think of harming anyone, but asks for a mundane favour for oneself. For
example, one may pray to the Lord, “Oh Lord, please bless me so that I
can score high marks in my exams and thereby procure a good job.” To ask
for worldly favours as a result of one’s crude devotion to the Lord is
not at all desirable. The Lord may or may not fulfill your desires, but
one thing is certain : you will never attain liberation or salvation
because you did not desire it.” (SS-8)

Baba says, “Ra’jasikii bhakti [mutative devotion]: In this type of
devotion, the mind moves towards Parama Purus’a, and there is devotion,
no doubt, but the mind does not want to attain Parama Purus’a. Here the
sa’dhaka prays to Parama Purus’a, “O Lord, grant me some kind of
progress or financial achievement or a promotion in my job or more
profit in business.” In this type of devotion you do not pray to Parama
Purus’a to help you by harming your opponents — so far, so good — but
still you do not want to attain Parama Purus’a, you also want something
for yourself. And for this reason, you will not attain Parama Purus’a.
This is no doubt a type of devotion, but it is not the best type of
devotion. (SS-14)

Namaskar,
Bhavanath

Note 1: ABOUT MARRIAGES IN INDIA

In India, one’s daughter’s marriage is treated as the most critical
thing. Because here in India, in the life of a family person, there are
certain things which stand out as most significant. For their entire
life. These are: #1 daughter’s marriage, #2 son’s job, #3 having one’s
own house. If anyone in their entire life has accomplished all these
three, they treat themselves as very fortunate in worldly sense. And
these three things are not a joke. To achieve any one, it may take ten
years or twenty years of constant effort. Usually, their whole life
savings people invest in one daughter’s marriage. Even then, they don’t
get satisfactory relations. And if they get, they feel fortunate. That’s
why being a devotee, Gangodakamji shouted Baba’s help to solve the
problem of his daughter’s marriage. Although it was mental request.

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Medicinal Food / Herbs

Baba says, “Antidotes of poison– green tumeric, spinach leaves,
basil…mainly black basil and secondly white basil or any kinds of
basil.” (SC-20 Bangla, disc 156)

Baba says, “If some negative effect is going on due to food poisoning or
because of eating poisonous fish, then without any delay a sufficient
quantity of spinach leaves should be eaten and by that way the poison
will be antidoted. (SC-20)

Note: These above quotes are excepts from a particular discourse in Shabda Cayanika.

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