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To: AM-GLOBAL

From: Foster Davis

Subject: Terrorise & Make Slaves

Date: Thurs, 19 May 2011 06:48:21 -0400

Baba

== TERRORISE & MAKE SLAVES ==

Namaskar,

In just 2 days – on May 21, 2011 – one group of Christians has declared the coming Rapture: Jesus will appear and take his chosen followers to heaven, leaving everyone else behind to be doomed – as the earth will be finally destroyed on October 21, 2011. Such is their claim.

What many do not understand is the motive behind such outrageous prophecies.

As Ananda Margiis, of course we do not give an ounce of credence to these tall tales, but we should understand the mind-set that is responsible for inventing such dogmas – as well as what effect this has on common citizens.

In addition we should know how outsiders are profiting from this “event”.

HOW IT WILL HAPPEN

In just 2 days, a whole congregation of people will be rising straight up into the sky, so they believe.

Normally when someone shoots straight up into the sky they are an astronaut on a rocket ship – such as the NASA shuttle that rocketed into outer space earlier this week. One could also be on a helicopter as that also rises directly upwards. But that is not what is going on here.

Welcome to Rapture!! The belief that all “true Christians” will be gathered together in the air to meet Christ at his return. Such Christians believe that the date of the next rapture is very, very soon: May 21, 2011. It is just 2 days away.

This will be a great event as we will see an entire mass of people defy gravity without the use of a single engine. Magically they will rise up into the sky – to the promised abode of heaven.

Even more remarkable is how another section of society – confirmed atheists – are making a bundle of money off of this rapture mania.

HOW COULD THIS HAPPEN IN THE WEST

The next question you may be asking yourself is how could all of this unfold in the west.

After all, isn’t the west very advanced in technology and material science? Isn’t the west extremely literate? Then how could citizens of western, so-called advanced nations embrace such an event like “Rapture” that is cent-per-cent full of superstition and religious dogma.

Well, as Baba points out, the amount of worldly education or mundane knowledge or material wealth any community or society has is not the defining point. What matters is the degree to which their system of education and psychic understanding is based on neo-humanism.

Only in neo-humanism, combined with spiritual practice, can one overcome all dogmas and superstitions like Rapture.

When one’s mind is oblivious of the psycho-spiritual and spiritual realms – as is the case in materialistic societies – then even “educated” people will easily get duped by ploys and dogmas like Rapture.

THE MOTIVE BEHIND SUCH PROPHECIES

The key point why various preachers – like Harold Camping who is the “author” of this coming day of Rapture – engage in this is very straightforward: To gain followers, prestige, respect, money, & more.

Such preachers like Camping are eager to increase their fold (i.e. congregation) and get people to be more vigilant in following their every command. To be frank, such preachers want an army of slaves, i.e. blind followers who hold on to their every word and order. And the best way to do this is through the infusion of a tremendous fear complex like rapture.

What is Rapture: “If you do not obey my word, i.e. God’s command, then you will not be one of the saved, rather you will be forced to suffer and meet your eternal destruction.” That is their message.

Actually such priests regularly terrorise their congregations on an individual level; this is an everyday occurrence. By not following church dogma or not giving large donations, then one will never reach heaven. And there are numerous ploys priests use on the individual level to control followers and acquire money.

And when they want to dupe large numbers of people on the mega-level, then they do big events like Rapture. Then they can make more money and get greater control. And even if the Rapture event does not come true – there is little lost.

We should not overlook the fact that Harold Camping – i.e. the inventor of this declared 2011 Rapture – also declared a Rapture day in 1994 as well. Needles to say that one did not come true. But that did not end his Rapture career. Rather through the grand 1994 schema wherein he collected huge funds from followers, he has been able to live a life of wonderful luxury for 17 years. Now again he is desiring more profits, prestige and respect so he has simply declared another Rapture. Hence the May 21, 2011 Rapture. It is now upon us.

For the last several years leading up to this grand proclamation, Mr Camping & Co have been able to get followers to commit 100% by enlisting the criteria for being accepted for the Rapture. Indeed their followers will do whatever Camping & Co say. Followers give them huge respect and praise. So it is a major win for Rapture organisers like Camping.

And when the Rapture invariably does not happen – all the organisers have to do is make-up some phony excuse and infuse massive fear into their followers by saying: “Rapture can happen at any moment – anytime – so beware.”

Note: Here we also have to keep in mind that at present Christianity is melting quickly in the so-called advanced nations. Church leaders are resorting to Ratpure as a last-ditch effort to power-boost their membership by infusing a huge fear complex in the form of Rapture dogma. By this way naive and innocent people become the obedient servants (i.e. slaves) of those opportunistic vipras, i.e. those preachers.

CROOKED PSYCHOLOGY OF RAPTURE

The whole entire rapture agenda is based on fear. Namely, if you do not follow the Christian doctrine then you will not rise up into the sky and not enter into heaven – rather you will be forced to remain on this heinous earth and finally rot in hell. That will be the awful plight of all non-believers and non-devout Christians.

With this fear psychology – all done in the name of god – such Christian priests get their followers completely engrossed in the rapture movement. That is how they sell their event. That is why so many Christians are packing bag and baggage and getting ready to make the great flight up into the sky and on to heaven in 2011 – May 21st to be exact.

Even more surprising is that this is going on during the age of science and reason.

In the past, such raptures were declared in: 1772, 1844, 1977, 1981, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1993, and 1994. As noted many of the dates have been declared in modern times.

And each time the leaders of the failed rapture were met with ridicule, teasing, critique and embarrassment by outsiders. Mostly they justified their stance by saying, “Jesus will be meeting us up in the sky, only we made a mistake in the calculation of the date.” And then they promptly arranged a new date – and again all their followers became totally sucked into the frenzy all over again.

WHY PEOPLE BELIEVE

Once again, how is it that such people in this modern era get duped by the Rapture dogma?

In most cases, during their childhood they were indoctrinated into the Christian dogma and on those points their mind became inert. In other worldly spheres – with their job, house repairs, education, and food shopping – they can apply their logic and reasoning but not in the field of religion. On that subject their brain is totally frozen. They are unable to think – just they follow blindly. Such is the power of dogma.

And it is for this reason that modern day people get captivated by the rapture dogma.

HOW TO MAKE EASY MONEY

Seeing all this, one group of confirmed atheists have come forward to make bundles of money off of the rapture program. Here’s how they do it.

In the west – and in particular in the US – where the rapture dogma is at its height, people love their pets. They are alienated from other human beings and pour all their heart’s longing into their pet.

Believers know that Christ has come only for them – not their pets. That means during rapture, when they get magically pulled up into the sky, then their pets remain on earth.

Hence, confirmed atheists capitalised on the situation.

Such atheists proclaim: “I am an atheist – I will be stuck here on earth after the rapture – so, my dear Christians, I will take care of your pets. After you make it up into the sky, I will be here on earth to ensure your beloved pet (dog or cat etc) is not left uncared for. Start paying me now – reserve your place – and I guarantee I will care for and feed your pet after the rapture for the next 10 years. Since I do not believe in Jesus I am bound to be here after the rapture. So put down your payment with me and invest in the welfare of your treasured pet.”

This is the scam confirmed atheists are doing. There are thousands of such websites right now. And they are all collecting huge money from the rapture seeking Christians. So many believers have enrolled and deposited money for the care of their pet.

So atheists are making piles of easy money from the rapture dogma. Why easy? Because they need not invest any money and they will not have to care for those pets after the rapture. Because those pet owners will still be on earth as the famed rapture is nothing but one big sham or hoax.

Thus it is easy money and many, many atheists are taking full advantage. But don’t take my word for it. Go on-line and check out all the websites.

Indeed you will see that one person even wrote a book titled: How to Profit From the Coming Rapture: Getting Ahead When You’re Left Behind. The cover features dollar signs ($$) rising up to the sky. So it is big business.

CHRISTIANS NOT THE ONLY ONES INVOLVED

Actually, none should think that only Christians are involved in this kind of Rapture dogma.

As Baba points out in various discourses, numerous other religions and sects prescribe to the doomsday theory. Viprans in the form of religious thinkers and priests from various traditions have preached and continue to preach that the world will be destroyed.

Certain Hindus also fall into this trap. Cunning Hindu priests dupe followers into thinking that the world is coming to an end. At that point huge donations and gifts are given to those priests. To prevent the destruction of the earth the people pay for and engage in all kinds of yajinas and the businessmen sell truckloads of rotten ghee. This yajina (sacrifice) is all done to prevent the destruction of the earth. Baba has explained this is some detail in Human Society (’87 Edn, The Vaeshya Age) in a large footnote on page 83.

So it is a similar mentality as the rapture but with a slightly different outlook.

The Hindus do not believe that through their yajina they will rise up into the sky. Just they think that they will have averted disaster by saving the earth from destruction. And they will thus continue to live on earth. So theirs is a safer proposal. Without having to rise up into the sky they can more easily declare victory.

In contrast, the Christians feel that during the Rapture they are on their way to heaven and that they will be leaving this earth. That is the central difference. Other than that both exploit their followers to the bone.

It is actually fairly common for people in various countries to subscribe to various theories of this nature, but only certain radical Christians think that they will actually rise up magically into the sky without the use of a rocket ship.

THE MENTALITY OF SUCH PREACHERS

Baba describes the mentality of such rapture & doomsday preachers perfectly in the below citation.

Baba says, “Hypocrites’ dogma is embraced knowingly by those with vested interests, although most people follow dogma unknowingly. Ordinary people are told by their priests, “You should not do this or that because it is a sin and is forbidden by the scriptures. If you do not follow the path that we have suggested, your family will be ruined.” If rational people challenge these illogical ideas, a priest may retort that he had a dream in which the Divine Mother appeared before him and said many things to justify his position. This is all hypocrites’ dogma.” (PNS-16)

NO GOD CAN DO LIKE THIS

If truth be known though, no god can do like this. No god that is all-powerful and all-loving will senselessly destroy and ruin his creation. Nor will any god favour some and hate others. That is the loophole and hypocrisy of such rapture beliefs.

Such Christians preach that their god is great and all-loving and then in the next breath they attach all kinds of crude-negative actions to their god.

But who can accept such a personality as being god if that god abuses and harasses innocent and helpless beings. No all-loving god could also be so crude-minded and malicious.

That is the main defect of their rapture and doomsday agendas. By this way such Christians expose their own mentality.

Their situation parallels that of Freud. Freud super-imposed his own crude sexual lust on all human beings.

Baba says, “Those psychologists that give undue importance to sexual lust, betray their own vulgar and licentious mentality.” (SS-3)

Thus by his theory, Freud merely exposed his own dirty outlook – nothing more.

Similarly, such crude Christian propagandists are putting for their own faulty ideas in the name of god. They are merely exposing their own mean-minded manner. That is all that is going on when they declare that their god will damn and punish all non-believers etc.

Here it should be made clear that Parama Purusa is all-merciful and there is no need for anyone to worry. He loves and looks after all.

Baba says, “His grace is for all – both for virtuous and non-virtuous. All are His children. Nobody is unimportant, nobody is insignificant…You spiritual aspirants, you should remember that Parama Purus’a is always with you and His grace is always with you, and you all are His loving children. You need not develop any fear complex regarding the Supreme Father. You should remember that He’s the Supreme Father.” (SS-19)

NEO-HUMANISM NEEDED

Now in this modern era where still people’s intellects are being captured by religious dogma, the only way out is to propagate neo-humanism.

People must be made to understand that whenever their mind is not allowed to think beyond the confines of a particular boundary line, then that idea is dogma. For instance, in the rapture agenda, no one is allowed to think beyond the confines of the rapture model. No logic or reasoning is allowed. Just one is forced to follow the mandate of rapture blindly.

Our job is to calmly and rationally convince people not to worry about nor get caught up in or duped by any type of Rapture propaganda. We should encourage open and free debate on this matter and see the facts.

Side by side we must always remind everyone that Parama Purusa does not have any imperfection. He does not hate or curse anyone; He showers equal love upon all. He does not judge anyone based on whether they are a “believer” or not. He watches over all: the virtuous and the sinners, margiis and non-margiis.

Parama Purusa loves all – in that case, all talks of doomsday and Rapture are nothing but a farce.

BABA’S BLESSING

Baba says, “He is everyone’s shelter, everyone’s refuge. Thus, human beings are never helpless, neither individually nor collectively. Always remember that He is with every individual. Some philosophers, quoting the scriptures, say that a day of final doom will darken the Earth when the dead will rise from the grave. Others predict that a doomsday (pralayá in Saḿskrta – “pra” means “complete” and thus pralaya means “complete destruction”) will obliterate all forms of life. One should laugh at such illogical doctrines. According to Ánanda Márga philosophy, this doomsday or pralaya will never occur….the flow of creation will continue…There will never be a complete thermal death. of the universe. Thus, predictions of an imminent doomsday should be of no concern to you. It is nonsense; pralaya will never occur.” (AV-17)

Namaskar,

Purusottama

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From: “Girish Chandra Deva”

To: am-global@earthlink.net

Subject: Easiest Way to Get Baba’s Blessing

Date: Fri 13 May 2011 16:27:38 +0530

 

Baba

 

== EASIEST WAY TO GET BABA’S BLESSING ==

 

Namaskar,

With the planning for Ananda Purnima celebrations in full-swing, everyone should be critically aware about the contents of this email.

 

Adhering to 16 Points is very difficult; fortunately however there is no need to pay

heed to these rules to get moksa.

 

If you have money, then each year you should purchase a huge quantity of firecrackers for Baba’s birthday – that will bring you to your cherished Goal. And if you do not have sufficient funds then collect money from others and purchase fireworks. Thus on Ananda Purnima, you can create a huge noise and pollute the whole area.

 

If any margii does not want to give you money then demoralise them. Tell them that they do not have love for Baba and that they are non-margiis or secret agents of the enemy.

 

Utterly disregard whatever is written in Caryacarya part 1 regarding Ananda Purnima such as feeding the poor, hosting a medical camp, helping patients, or serving the needy. One need not do those things. Those are all outdated ideas.

 

Plus, if anybody is trying to do those things then discourage them.

 

Inspire all that shooting off fireworks is the easiest, quickest and smartest way to gain access to Baba’s grace and virtue.

 

 

A COPY OF MUSLIM DOGMA

 

Blasting fireworks (aka firecrackers) has become notorioulsy famous in the Marga of late as Dadas are copying such rituals from the Muslim world:

 

http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/featured_articles/20001220wednesday.html

 

 

So just as certain Dadas created the dogmatic Mahaprayan program by copying the Islamic ritual of Ajmer Sharif (read this posting), now a similar trend is underway with regards to Ananda Purnima. That means copy the way Muslims celebrate their dogmatic festivals by shooting off fireworks.

 

By the firecrackers booming in the air, and the plumes of smoke rising up and spreading all around, the noise (& smoke) will resonate all the way up to heaven. It will reach Baba. He will listen and become satiated. Ultimately He will bless. That is the way it works.

 

 

HERE’S HOW TO CELEBRATE

 

In this upcoming – May 17 – Ananda Purnima program of 2011, a huge blasting of fireworks is needed. This is the 90th birthday, so in order to please Him, 90,000 big firecrackers are needed. That means one thousand for each year.

 

Regarding the purchase of such firecrackers, do not worry about how much you spend- spend as much as you can and take loan if necessary.

 

Let there be a competition between dadas & didis, margiis & avadhutas, acaryas & tattvikas, males & females, all should be involved. See who can put on the the biggest fireworks show. Inspire everyone to purchase at least $50,000 for their unit; prizes should be awarded.

 

 

FORGET ABOUT DOING SOCIAL SERVICE

 

All other social service projects like a children’s home, schools or relief, are totally secondary. The fireworks show will be the top project – that will get top billing. And if anybody does not cooperate, then punish them.

 

It is not a joke – this is exactly what is going on in so many units – especially in Ranchi HQ and other places.

 

According to Baba’s teachings, our AM slogan stands for: Liberation of self and service to humanity.

 

Liberation of self means doing sadhana and following 16 Pts; and service to humanity means rendering selfless service.

 

But unfortunately that is not the priority these days. Group leaders are instead copying the dogmatic religions. Shooting off fireworks is a mirror image of Islamic namaz on occasions like Eid / Ramadan etc. While performing namaz they create as much noise as they can.

 

Now see what is going on in the Marga.

 

Ranchi leaders and others have made the system that on Baba’s upcoming

90th birthday, one has to shoot off firecrackers – and with each passing year, the number of fireworks and noise increases. Just add one more every year or more. Some now purchase firecrackers in large groups – by this way it will grow and grow and grow. After 2000 years, margiis will be forced to explode 2,000,000

firecrackers or more.

 

And when millions will be Ananda Margiis then you can imagine the situation on this planet. Everywhere there will be firecrackers and what about the pollution (air and land) they make.

 

Some people are commenting about global warming, and worrying about noise and and air pollution – just laugh at them. Just mock and demoralise them as being outdated.

 

In the future, some radical margiis will explode bombs in order to make a huge sound and gain quick grace and moksa. As a result, unfortunately many will lose their hearing, be exposed to fires & even undergo death. Indeed at last year’s Ananda Purnima celebration in Ranchi, the pandal caught fire. The whole area was so polluted it was hard to breathe.

 

During the last Ananda Purnima celebration, one big firecracker cost 4000RS which is the amount one laborer earns while working full-time for months. DPS Dada did not do social service rather he spent all the money on firecrackers. That is why the food prepared in daytime was eaten in the evening as well, because there was no money for fresh food in evening due to the high cost of the fireworks. And this is in the summer season where the food gets stale very quickly.

 

So we should see what happens this year – be ready.

 

 

MANY, MANY INJURIES

 

This coming Ananda Purnima – unfortunately – many AM children may suffer burns,

injuries, hearing loss & eardrum damage, and even hospitalisation.

 

Indeed, last time one margii got hospitalised and suffered permanent hearing loss and

ongoing pain.

 

And there is a dangerous history associated with firecrackers where people of all ages lose their limbs, vision, and so much more.

 

 

THE CURRENT SITUATION – RESOLUTION NEEDED

 

At present, the whole society is suffering from air pollution yet side by side the vanguards of humanity are polluting and encouraging others to pollute the environment by their grandiose fireworks displays on Ananda Purnima. There is a veritable competition between one group and the next, one jagrti and the next, one wt and the next etc.

 

In place of this type of dogmatic and stupid competition, there should be competitions in 16 Points, serving society and doing sadhana. That is how to celebrate Ananda Purnima.

 

Baba says, “There are still others who think that they can attain salvation by worshipping Parama Puruśa in a ritualistic manner by ringing bells or lighting candles, or offering flowers. No, they will also meet with equal failure because they are mere slaves of mechanical rituals [and doing fireworks]. By following such rituals these people become bound within hard and fast routine activities. At a particular time they will light candles, ring bells, clean plates, offer flowers to the deity etc.; and in actuality as their whole attention is diverted to those mechanical activities, their cosmic ideation is completely forgotten.” (Subhasita Samhgraha, part 11, The Path of Salvation)

 

Now we have to think how we can solve this problem.

 

Namaskar,

Girish

 

 

PRABHAT SAMGIITA

 

“Maner kon’e samgopane ke go tumi base ekela’…” (P.S. 3529)

 

Purport:

 

O’ divine Entity, by secretly sitting alone in the remote corner of my

mind, You are vibrating my mind and heart– my whole existence– in

divine ecstasy. Please tell me who are You. Neither do You share the

feelings of Your heart with me so I do not know what is Your desire. And

when I ask You what You want, then You tell that You do not want

anything. Just with Your charming smile You are showering sweet nectar

like a garland of pearls.

 

O’ Supreme Personality, please tell me, are You alone? Have You no

companion? Are You searching for someone? Is that the reason why You are

always wandering around this entire universe in all the ten directions–

because You are searching for some companionship. Is that why You are

busy enjoying Your divine liila in this bottomless and endless, mobile

and immobile world– i.e. in Your entire creation.

 

O’ Divine Entity, of all the bhavas You are Mahabhava. You are the

quintessence of all thoughts and ideations– the ultimate Goal of all

the samadhis. O’ Supreme One You are complete unto Yourself and

infinite. You do not have any shortage or dearth of anything; You have

everything. You control the unit as well as the vast– everything. You

go on creating Your liila in hundreds of ways and flows. Your grandeur

is infinite & endless.

 

O’ divine One, who is most charming and attractive, please grace me by

revealing Your identity. You have captivated me by Your causeless grace

and by the infinite bond of Your divine love…

 

 

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Health Guideline: Sleeping Related

 

“Do not sleep on a soft bed.” (CC-3, Chap 6, Pt #4)

 

Note: This above point that Baba is describing has deep meaning. Some

ignorant people however who are unaware about health and hygiene get

swayed by pseudo-culture and they use a spring-loaded bed with thick

mattresses. But that is very detrimental for the various joints,

muscles, & organs of the body and it creates an ill-effect on the body

systems such as digestive disorders & diseases. Mostly because of

hunchback syndrome and because the stomach is pressed. Keeping this

view, including many more benefits, Baba has graciously introduced this

above rule. Everyone should follow this and then they will realise the

deeper aspect of its value.

 

Amongst conscious people it is commonly known that soft beds lead to the

onset of many diseases including incurable backaches and joint pain.

 

So one should be aware. One should not fall in the trap of momentary

pleasure and invite more dangerous diseases.

 

Note 2: Revealing the spiritual significance of this point, Baba guides

us that those who are using a hard bed in day to day life, their body

becomes more and more capable for intense psycho-spiritual practice.

Such sincere sadhakas keep away from using a pillow also.

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To: AM-GLOBAL
From: Foster Davis
Subject: Easy Money
Date: Mon, 31 May 2010 13:48:21 -0400

Baba

“Cirka’ler bandhu nikat’e ese ghuma bha’ungio…” (PS 3002 )

Purport:

O’ my eternal Bandhu [1], by coming close, break my slumber. If I am intoxicated in crude, mundane thoughts, arouse me.

By coming close please break my slumber, O’ my eternal Bandhu.

Baba, nothing is unknown to You. You are ever-present in each and every pore. If ever I am oblivious of You, and get lost in this crude world, please pull me back onto the path of dharma.

By coming close, please break my slumber, O’ my eternal Bandhu.

Baba, in this beginningless and endless divine liila, searching for You becomes hard and painful. The illusion created by maya obscures the vision. Please light the lamp.

By coming close please break my slumber, O’ my eternal Bandhu, arouse me and bring me at Your lotus feet…

NOTE FOR PRABHAT SAMGIITA #3002:

[1] Usually people think that the term ‘Bandhu’ means ‘friend’, but in our AM devotional life the term Bandhus means something much more.

Baba says, “‘Bandhu’ means ‘those within the bondage of love’. That is when
one can not tolerate the idea of separation it is called ‘Bandhu’. Now you
see in this world have you got any Bandhu? No. Even your friend, your best
friend– he also did not come at the same time as you and after leaving the
cremation ground, there is permanent separation. He will be with you up to
the cremation ground. After your cremation he won’t be with you. So he is
not Bandhu– he is not friend for he can tolerate the idea of separation.”
“So who is the real friend? Parama Purusa. When you are in this physical
framework– in this quinquelemental framework, He is with you, with your
body, with your mind and with your spirit. After death, He will be with
your mind, with your soul. When the body will be lost, the body will become
one with the earth but mind and spirit will remain, He will be with you. So
He is the real friend, He is the real Bandhu. And there cannot be any
mundane friend, mundane Bandhu.” (AV-12)

== EASY MONEY ==

Namaskar,
Normally when someone shoots straight up into the sky they are an astronaut on a rocket ship. One could also be on a helicopter as that also rises directly upwards. But that is not what is going on here.

In 2011, a whole congregation of people will be rising straight up into the sky, so they believe.

Welcome to Rapture!! The belief that all “true Christians” will be gathered together in the air to meet Christ at his return. Such Christians believe that the date of the next rapture is May 21, 2011.

This will be a great event as we will see an entire mass of people defy gravity without the use of a single engine. Magically they will rise up into the sky.

Even more hilarious is how another section of society – confirmed atheists – are making a bundle of money off of this rapture mania.

All of this and more is described in the below letter.

CROOKED PSYCHOLOGY OF RAPTURE

The whole entire rapture agenda is based on fear. Namely, if you do not follow the Christian doctrine then you will not rise up into the sky and finally enter into heaven – rather you will be forced to remain on this heinous earth and finally rot in hell. That will be the awful plight of all non-believers and non-devout Christians.

With this fear psychology – all done in the name of god – such Christian priests get their followers completely engrossed in the rapture movement. That is how they sell their event. That is why so many Christians are packing bag and baggage and getting ready to make the great flight up into the sky and on to heaven in 2011 – May 21st to be exact.

Even more surprising is that this is going on during the age of science and reason.

In the past, such raptures were declared in: 1772, 1844, 1977, 1981, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1993, and 1994. As noted many of the dates have been declared in modern times.

And each time the leaders of the failed rapture were met with ridicule, teasing, critique and embarrassment. Mostly they justified their stance by saying, “Jesus will be meeting us up in the sky, only we made a mistake in the calculation of the date.”

And then they promptly arranged a new date – and again all their followers became totally sucked into the frenzy all over again.

WHY PEOPLE BELIEVE

How is it that such people in this modern era get duped by the rapture dogma?

During their childhood they were indoctrinated into the Christian dogma and on those points their mind became inert. In other worldly spheres – with their job, house repairs, education, and food shopping – they can apply their logic and reasoning but not in the field of religion. On that subject their brain is totally frozen. They are unable to think – just they follow blindly. Such is the power of dogma.

And it is for this reason that modern day people get captivated by the rapture dogma.

HOW TO MAKE EASY MONEY

Seeing all this, one group of confirmed atheists have come forward to make bundles of money off of the rapture program. Here’s how they do it.

In the west – and in particular in the US – where the rapture dogma is at its height, people love their pets. They are alienated from other human beings and pour all their heart’s longing into their pet.

Believers know that Christ has come only for them – not their pets. That means during rapture, when they get magically pulled up into the sky, then their pets remain on earth.

Hence, confirmed atheists capitalised on the situation.

Such atheists proclaim: “I am an atheist – I will be stuck here on earth after the rapture – so, my dear Christians, I will take care of your pets. After you make it up into the sky, I will be here on earth to ensure your beloved pet (dog or cat etc) is not left uncared for. Start paying me now – reserve your place – and I guarantee I will care for and feed your pet after the rapture for the next 10 years. Since I do not believe in Jesus I am bound to be here after the rapture. So put down your payment with me and invest in the welfare of your treasured pet.”

This is the scam confirmed atheists are doing. There are thousands of such websites right now. And they are all collecting huge money from the rapture seeking Christians. So many believers have enrolled and deposited money for the care of their pet.

So atheists are making piles of easy money from the rapture dogma. Why easy? Because they need not invest any money and they will not have to care for those pets after the rapture. Because those pet owners will still be on earth as the famed rapture is nothing but one big sham or hoax.

Thus it is easy money and many, many atheists are taking full advantage. But don’t take my word for it. Go on-line and check out all the websites.

CHRISTIANS NOT THE ONLY ONES INVOLVED

Actually, none should think that only Christians are involved in this kind of rapture dogma.

As Baba points out in various discourses, numerous other religions and sects prescribe to the doomsday theory. Viprans in the form of religious thinkers and priests have and continue to preach that the world will be destroyed.

Certain Hindus also fall into this trap. To prevent the destruction of the earth they perform all kinds of yajinas and the businessmen sell truckloads of rotten ghee. This yajina (sacrifice) is all done to prevent the destruction of the earth.

So it is a similar mentality as the rapture but a slightly different outlook.

The Hindus do not believe that through their yajina they will rise up into the sky. Just they think that they will have averted disaster by saving the earth from destruction. And they will thus continue to live on earth.

In contrast, the Christians feel that during the rapture they are on their way to heaven and that they will be leaving this earth. That is the central difference.

Here the point is that many subscribe to various theories of this nature, but only certain radical Christians think that they will actually rise up magically into the sky without the use of a rocket ship.

THE MENTALITY OF SUCH PREACHERS

Baba describes the mentality of such rapture & doomsday preachers perfectly in the below citation.

Baba says, “Hypocrites’ dogma is embraced knowingly by those with vested interests, although most people follow dogma unknowingly. Ordinary people are told by their priests, “You should not do this or that because it is a sin and is forbidden by the scriptures. If you do not follow the path that we have suggested, your family will be ruined.” If rational people challenge these illogical ideas, a priest may retort that he had a dream in which the Divine Mother appeared before him and said many things to justify his position. This is all hypocrites’ dogma.” (PNS-16)

NO GOD CAN DO LIKE THIS

If truth be known though, no god can do like this. No god that is all-powerful and all-loving will senselessly destroy and ruin his creation. Nor will any god favour some and hate others. That is the loophole and hypocrisy of such rapture beliefs.

Such Christians preach that their god is great and all-loving and then in the next breath they attach all kinds of crude-negative actions to their god.

But who can accept such a personality as being god if that god abuses and harasses innocent and helpless beings. No all-loving god could also be so crude-minded and malicious.

That is the main defect of their rapture and doomsday agendas. By this way such Christians expose their own mentality.

Their situation parallels that of Freud. Freud super-imposed his own crude sexual lust on all human beings.

Baba says, “Those psychologists that give undue importance to sexual lust, betray their own vulgar and licentious mentality.” (SS-3)

Thus by his theory, Freud merely exposed his own dirty outlook – nothing more.

Similarly, such crude Christian propagandists are putting for their own faulty ideas in the name of god. They are merely exposing their own mean-minded manner. That is all that is going on when they that that their god will damn and punish all non-believers etc.

Here it should be made clear that Parama Purusa is all-mercitul and there is no need for anyone to worry. He loves and looks after all.

Baba says, “His grace is for all – both for virtuous and non-virtuous. All are His children. Nobody is unimportant, nobody is insignificant…You spiritual aspirants, you should remember that Parama Purus’a is always with you and His grace is always with you, and you all are His loving children. You need not develop any fear complex regarding the Supreme Father. You should remember that He’s the Supreme Father.” (SS-19)

NEO-HUMANISM NEEDED

Now in this modern era where still people’s intellects are being captured by religious dogma, the only way out is to propagate neo-humanism.

People must be made to understand that whenever their mind is not allowed to think beyond the confines of a particular boundary line, then that idea is dogma. For instance, in the rapture agenda, no one is allowed to think beyond the confines of the rapture model. No logic or reasoning is allowed. Just one is forced to follow the mandate of rapture blindly.

Our job is to calmly and rationally convince people not to worry about nor get caught up in or duped by any type of rapture propaganda. We should encourage open and free debate on this matter and see the facts.

Side by side we must always remind everyone that Parama Purusa does not have any imperfection. He does not hate or curse anyone; He showers equal love upon all. He does not judge anyone based on whether they are a “believer” or not. He watches over all: the virtuous and the sinners, margiis and non-margiis.

Parama Purusa loves all – in that case all talks of doomsday and rapture are nothing but a farce.

BABA’S BLESSING

Baba says, “He is everyone’s shelter, everyone’s refuge. Thus, human beings are never helpless, neither individually nor collectively. Always remember that He is with every individual. Some philosophers, quoting the scriptures, say that a day of final doom will darken the Earth when the dead will rise from the grave. Others predict that a doomsday (pralayá in Saḿskrta – “pra” means “complete” and thus pralaya means “complete destruction”) will obliterate all forms of life. One should laugh at such illogical doctrines. According to Ánanda Márga philosophy, this doomsday or pralaya will never occur….the flow of creation will continue…There will never be a complete thermal death. of the universe. Thus, predictions of an imminent doomsday should be of no concern to you. It is nonsense; pralaya will never occur.” (AV-17)

Namaskar,
Purusottama

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Definition of Ideology

Ideology is any teaching that is beneficial to one and all: Humans, animals, plants, animate and inanimate objects, and the whole creation. Ideology is any theory or philosophy that works in 360 degrees and aims towards universal welfare.

The theory that is only for the benefit of a particular race, caste, group, clan, community, religion or nation is not ideology in our view. Theirs is just a narrow agenda. The term ideology means being concerned for everyone and everything: flora and fauna.

In addition, those drowned in personal problems who do not think about the suffering of others are living a life based on selfishness.

In all such cases, their approach is diametrically opposite to what what we mean by the term, ideology. We should help such persons give up their narrow boundaries and selfish agendas and live a life based on the tenets of universal benevolence. Then theirs will be a life based on ideology.

To do and die for ideology means working tirelessly for the service of all: To commit one’s life, i.e. every waking moment from childhood up to the last breath, to this high ideal of universal welfare. That is the spirit of doing and dying for ideology. To do something selfless that is beneficial for all, not one particular group, always harboring the idea that everyone is my kith and kin.

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From: “Ramlal Sharma”
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: Current Affairs: Nothing But Display of Tamogun’a
Date: Sat, 14 Nov 2009 11:00:57

Baba

“Saba’r tare a’sa’ a’ma’r saba’ri bhare a’mi nob…” (PS 5000)

Purport:

Parama Purusa has sent me here to serve everyone. By His grace I will carry
the burdens of one and all. I will solve the problems of one and all. I
will go on remaining very close with everyone to help them. Nobody is
other, everyone is mine. Everyone’s home is my home. I will spread my love
and affection to one and all. Everyone is mine; no one is alien. Parama
Purusa has sent me here to serve one and all…

== CURRENT AFFAIRS: NOTHING BUT DISPLAY OF TAMOGUN’A ==

Namaskar,
Nowadays someone is claiming to be Parama Purusa – someone is claiming
to be the personality and voice of Baba. This impostor is issuing all
kinds of outrageous claims and static statements.

As disciples and as bhaktas, we should apply our rational minds and
critically examine the situation. Thus far, a very small band of naive
people have been taken in – they have been duped by this “voice” /
impostor.

Of course, no true Ananda Margii will fall in this way.

By applying the principles of Ananda Marga, and by our sadhana, we can
easily see that this so-called voice/person is just sunk in tamogun’a
(crude principle) and not the Supreme Benevolence or Parama Purusa.

BABA LOVES ALL

Once we remind ourselves about Baba’s true divine nature, then the
entire case becomes quite clear. Then there is no scope for confusion –
then even naive people will see this “voice/person” for what it is, i.e.
tamogun’a or static principle.

Here Baba qualifies that Parama Purusa loves everyone – bar none,
irregardless of who they are or what they have done. Baba loves and
cares for all.

Baba says, “There are so many animate and inanimate objects, but they
are all within His mind and not outside. A person may be educated, may
be illiterate, may be of fair complexion, may be of dark complexion, may
be poor or may be rich, but all are within His mind. All are His psychic
creations, all are His loving children, the loving progeny of the loving
Progenitor. So, nobody is unimportant, nobody is insignificant. Nobody
should be suppressed, oppressed or repressed.” (AV-14)

Indeed, Baba’s nature is that of divine love and compassion and He
lovingly cares for all. He never wishes ill on anyone. All true Ananda
Margiis know this and have practically realised Baba’s love. Plus we
know that His divine care extends to all – whether they are followers of
the Marga or not. This below story serves as a perfect example:

In individual life, Baba saves those in need, and as the ultimate and
gracious Guide of society, He has given Prout in order to serve and help
all.

Then of course during DMC Baba blesses everyone. Time and time again He
has graciously declared: “Sarve bhavantu sukhinah… Let everybody be
happy.”

Thus, we know that there is no question that Baba only blesses some or a
few, or that He only blesses His followers and all others can go to
hell. He never overlooks or excludes anyone, and He never makes threats
against humanity or uses fear tactics. There is not a single instance
where Baba resorts to such type of statements.

Yet this is exactly what that so-called voice/person is doing. This
fellow is claiming himself to be Parama Purusa and side by side He is
casting threats on humanity. Below in this letter you will see his
outrageous proclamations.

As Ananda Margiis though, we know in our hearts that Baba can never
curse or harm anyone. It is not within His divine nature to do like this.

Baba says, “He can never hate anyone because all are His loving
children.” (AV-14)

In both His practical day to day life and through His teachings Baba
loves and blesses all. In so many ways, by so many of His assurances and
actions, it is clear that Baba lovingly watches for everyone’s welfare.
None are outside the scope of His care, whether they follow Him or not.

EXPRESSION OF SATTVAGUN’A

So Baba’s Divine Personality is the cent-per-cent expression of
sattvagun’a. He is the personification and embodiment of that purely
sentient principle.

Baba says, “Only that entity in which sattvagun’a predominates can
perform actions for the welfare of all; thus Brahma cannot have any
other quality but sattvagun’a as its predominant quality.” (TP)

Baba says, “The purpose is the welfare of all, which is motivated by
sattvagun’a and not rajogun’a [or tamogun’a].” (TP)

Baba says, “The mind of Parama Purus’a is dominated by sattvagun’a.” (DKG)

Indeed, every Ananda Margii clearly understands that Baba is love
personified and that He can never harm anyone.

Hence when one fake voice or impostor is claiming to be Parama Purusa
and then issuing all kinds of crude threats against humanity, we can
easily discern that such a voice is not at all divine, but rather the
false vanity of crudity. Theirs is not the voice of sattvagun’a but
rather tamogun’a.

FALSE CLAIMS BY IMPOSTOR

Recently, this impostor or “voice” made the following claims and
circulated them around the globe, as if we were going to believe such
things.

First this so-called voice declared itself to be Parama Purusa.

[A] The false voice or impostor wrote: “I declare that I am PARAMATMA
(Supreme Entity). I am BRAHMA (The Creator of the Universe) and I have
already take birth on this earth.”

Thus firstly, this so-called being is claiming to be Parama Purusa. That
is step A, and now see steps B, C, D etc and the ridiculous edicts it is
putting forth.

Here is what it says in an email titled “Final Message”.

[B] The false voice or impostor wrote: “Very soon, I am going to start
Maha Vinash (supreme destruction) and Maha Paralaya.”

So the false voice which claims to be Parama Purusa is also promising to
harm and destroy this world. This of course is impossible as Baba has
come to spread His love and divine compassion. Any voice claiming to be
the messenger of destruction cannot possibly be Parama Purusa.

But that is not all. In an email titled, “Final Warning” this false
voice claiming to be Parama Brahma has issued so many threats.

[C] The false voice or impostor wrote: “Only chanting my maha mantra
with complete acceptance and giving it to others will establish you in
Satya and Dharma. Whoever holds onto Satya, I will protect them in the
coming destruction.”

[D] The false voice or impostor wrote: “I will give you two months time
(November and December 2009) to realise me through your atma.”

[E] The false voice or impostor wrote: “So it is wise to hold onto me
and Satya. After these two months, I am going to declare DHARMA MAHA
YUDH on 01.01.2010 at 00.00Hrs against all negative forces in the world
by initiating MAHAPRAYLAY and VINASHA in the Nature. This will be the
beginning of JUDGEMENT DAY or “QAYAMAT KA DIN” for all.”

Hence the false voice is making so many threats, edicts, and crude
warnings about harming and destroying humanity. And at the same time we
are to believe that this voice is that of Parama Purusa.

No sane or rational Ananda Margii can think such a thing. This voice is
merely the ploy of one very crude impostor drowned in tamogun’a (static
principle).

As the Parama Purusa, Baba helps everyone and never wishes or calls for
anyone’s destruction. He is pure sattvagun’a.

In stark contrast, this crude impostor is totally stuck in crude thought
and vain propositions. Such words can only be the expression of one
degraded unit mind, not that of Divine Mind.

It is just tamogun’a, i.e. the expression of ego, vanity, and all kinds
of baser propensities.

JUST LIKE DOGMATIC RELIGIONS

Actually tamogun’a and dogma go hand in hand. The above proclamations by
that impostor echo the crude edicts uttered by fake prophets from the
dogmatic religions.

Fake prophets in the dogmatic religions declare things like, “My people
will be saved and all others will be destroyed.” The dogmatic religions,
sunk in tamogun’a, rely on threats and fear complexes in order to
recruit followers.

And now one crude impostor is doing the very same thing in AM.

Next, Baba points out the crude and static methods employed by the
dogmatic religions and false prophets. The fake voice claiming to be
Parama’tma is using these very same tactics.

Baba says, ‘The scriptures of other communities proclaim that only the
followers of their religion are the favourite children of God and others
are damned heathens. To kill them is not at all a sin, rather one will
attain a permanent place in heaven after their death. Such scriptures
are very detrimental to human society.” (APH-4)

Just as the dogmatic religions bash non-followers and validate killing
such “heathens”, the impostor resorts to the same state mentality and
issues proclamations of mass destruction to any who are not followers.

Here is the next point by Baba about such fake prophets.

Baba says, ‘The followers of other religions look upon themselves as the
chosen disciples of God, and regard others as heathens or infidels.”
(PNS-21)

The impostor does the same.

Finally, here is one last point by Baba.

Baba says, “Yet another religion says, “Know ye, my son, thy God is the
only God. All other gods are false gods.” Just imagine, all these
religions preach universal fraternity, and yet this universal fraternity
is kept within the confines of their own community. Humanity gasps for
breath at such preposterous claims of universal fraternity.” (HS-1)

Likewise, the impostor claims to be Parama Purusa and the path of satya
yet side by side that crude voice is threatening and strangling humanity.

Thus, in all regards, the impostor claiming to be Parama Purusa is just
a mirror image of crude dogmatic “prophets” from the past.

BABA’S DIVINE ASSURANCE

Now let’s just review one more point.

The false voice or impostor wrote: “After these two months, I am going
to declare DHARMA MAHA YUDH on 01.01.2010 at 00.00Hrs …This will be
the beginning of JUDGEMENT DAY or “QAYAMAT KA DIN” for all.”

Thus the impostor has put for the call of judgment day. Here below Baba
pointedly refutes such false types of claims.

Baba says, “Eternal hell or heaven is a totally defective idea. We
should not encourage these approaches. There is no hell or heaven, and
no one will go to hell or heaven for eternity after death, or lie in a
grave for ever; nor will anyone have to wait until any Day of Judgment.”
(AV-3)

Thus Baba Himself outrightly rejects the false call of judgment day by
the impostor who is trying to cloak himself as being Parama Purusa.

By Baba’s grace He has come on this earth and refuted all such dogmatic
proclamations and given His assurance that we all have a relationship of
love with the Divine Entity. There is no question of any destruction,
annihilation, or judgment day etc.

Baba says, “The meaning of the word ba’ba’ is “dear”. As Parama Purus’a
is the beloved of all, so all are beloved for Parama Purus’a. So when
Parama Purus’a is “Ba’ba’” for units, for Parama Purus’a the units are
also ba’ba’. This is because the relationship is that of love.” (SS-21)

CONCLUSION:

JUST CRUDE FORCE OF TAMOGUN’A

Thus the impostor who has invaded AM is nothing but the crude
manifestation of tamogun’a.

Baba has come to lead all onto the path of liberation and save everyone.

In contrast, this impostor – who goes by the name of Chakradhar – is
just one fake expression sunk in the static principle.

This impostor Chakradhar uses the same scare tactics and threats that
are rampant in all the dogmatic religions. This impostor is a spitting
image of the fake prophets from the past.

It is an outrageous thought that anyone could possibly think that this
impostor fellow is Parama Purusa. Most are not at all confused as the
case is quite obvious.

BABA’S BLESSING

By His grace we know that our Divine Father would never destroy anyone.
He is the personification of loving kindness. Demons like fake prophets
and the impostor Chakradhar can think of destroying others, but not the
loving Divine Entity Parama Purusa. He can never think in such way.

Thus there is a heaven and hell difference between the sattvaguna ways
of Parama Purusa and the tamogun’a methods employed by the impostor
Chakradhar. Baba always loves and watches out for His progeny and would
never threaten, harm, or destroy us .

Baba says, “Spirituality is based on Divine love. You may or may not be
a learned person. You may or may not have a good history. Your only
qualification is that you are the affectionate progeny of the Supreme
Progenitor. You are His object of affection. Even if you forget Him He
won’t forget you. He cannot forget you, because everything in this
Universe is His mental creation. And as long as His mind is there, you
are within His mind.” (AV-12)

Namaskar,
Ramlal

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"..heaven and hell is totally dependent on one's state of mind and dealing and it is not a physical place."

"..this description of heaven and hell is totally dependent on one's state of mind and dealing and it is not a physical place."

To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: Heaven & Hell
Date: Fri, 17 Jul 2009 06:23:40 +0500 (IST)
From: Ram Sahay Kulshresth

BABA

“Arupa ratan tumi priyo…” (P.S. #2571)

Purport:

O’ Parama Purusa my dearmost, You are the formless jewel. Baba, You are
smiling in the sky and You are floating in the air. O’ Formless Jewel, it
is my only request that You please make me Yours.

Constantly without any pause I go on asking for Your karuna– divine
compassion. I do not have anyone except You. Everyone’s fate is situated in
You. Baba, please look towards me with Your gracious eyes.

Baba, again and again I have taken birth on this earth. How many times I
left this earth I cannot say– it is beyond my capacity to say. Everything
is residing in Your mind; because of that You are the most adorable One.

O’ Formless Jewel, Baba, You are my dearmost…

Formless Jewel: When that formless Entity comes in the form of Taraka
Brahma then in that unique expression He is the link between the world of
form and formlessness. And He can bring sadhakas into that eternal abode–
divine stance of formlessness. Indeed by doing dhyana on Him, devotees
attain moksa.

1-25 Bha’vah bha’va’tiitayoh setuh Ta’rakabrahma

Purport: The bridge between Nirgun’a Brahma and Sagun’a Brahma is called
Ta’raka Brahma. (AS)

== HEAVEN AND HELL ==

Namaskar,
Since some time this was confusion in my mind. In so many discourses it is
said that He is the controller of Hell. Many such teachings are there about
this which have been cited in the note section. So when I read all these
things then I got confused that, is there any hell? Because one hand Parama
Purusa is the controller of earth, heaven, and hell. And yet, the opposite
way has been written in Ananda Sutram. Which is as follows:

2-20 Na svargo na rasa’talah

“Purport: There exists no such thing as heaven or hell. When a person does
a virtuous act or enjoys the fruits thereof, the environment around him is
then called heaven; and when he does an evil act and endures the
consequences thereof, then the environment around that person becomes a
hell for him.” (AS, Sutra 2-20)

So on one side there is the teaching that there is heaven and hell, and on
the other side there is another teaching – that there is no heaven or hell.
It was quite confusing for me.

CONTRADICTION IS NOT POSSIBLE

I myself was thinking that it cannot be because Baba is Parama Purusa and
He always tells the perfect truth and He is beyond time, place, and person.
And He is the controller of everything so it cannot be contradictory.

Indeed AM shastra is such a deep thing that it needs explanation. That is
why in Namah Shiva’ya Shantaya book, Baba tells that scriptures should be
well-explained. So due to my shallow understanding I am confirming with
others. This is the confusing point; such confusion can come to any
ordinary person. Because in Sanskrit one word can have many meanings. And
the second point is that scripture is written in a very concise manner. So
in that way people may not understand properly.

TALKING WITH A FAMILY ACARYA

Thinking all these things, I reached to a senior family kapalika acarya.
And I placed my question. And he replied that, ‘Baba’s discourses are very
deep. To understand you have to go more deeply. And then you will find that
what Baba has written that is apta vakya, perfect. There is no question of
any contradiction.’

On the point of heaven and hell, here the Family Acarya’s reply was very
simple. He told that, ‘Read this discourse of 7th April ’79, Patna. The
point will be very clear.’

And he also began to explain as follows.

We all have human mind and with that comes a dark side and a good side.
When people are moving more towards spirituality that is the brighter side
and when attracted with that those negative propensities that is the darker
portion. And in that dark side there are seven lower-most stages. And there
are some persons who are so degenerated that they are doing robbery and
cheating others day and night. And if confronted about that they have all
sorts of justifications. And they will say that ‘this is the way; everybody
is doing like this; so accordingly I am doing the same’. So their mind is
very low– they do not understand. So this is all associated with that
lower side.

And on the other side there are people who have very good minds. And day
and night they are working for the service and welfare of one and all. And
they are dedicated to pleasing Parama Purusa and they working for the
upliftment of all. So such persons are established on the wave of
brightness. Thus they are in the divine world.

So this entire description of heaven and hell is totally dependent on one’s
state of mind and dealing and it is not a physical place. Accordingly,
then hell is not a particular place. but a state of mind where it is
surrounded by avidya maya.

BABA’S GUIDELINES

Baba says, “Asuriya nam…Narak is the loka of the dark world. That means,
the effulgence of the sun does not reach there. It is always surrounded
with cimmerian darkness. Darkness is so deep, that human beings cannot see
themselves. Such a deep darkness is called “anda tamisra'”. Where a human
being cannot see oneself, or others. Is this a type of hell? Yes, where
there is no effulgence, those who are covered by cimmerian darkness. Those
who do not do spiritual practice, those who do not do sadhana, they move
towards this loka of cimmerian darkness — rasatala, hell.”

“Uta means hell. In the hell, there are seven layers: Tala, atala, vital,
tala’tala, pa’ta’la, atipa’ta’la, and rasa’tala. Same way, in the world of
effulgence, nectar, there are seven layers – bhuhloka, bhuvahloka,
svahloka, mahahloka, janahloka, tapahloka, satyaloka. Parama Purusa is the
controller of these two worlds, heaven and hell. You must not
forget that all these seven lokas which are the underworld, of hell, or
these higher lokas which are the world of effulgence, they are not any
particular place. They are different stages of mind.” (AV-9 (H))

So here Baba tells that regarding hell you will not find any particular
place which is like the earth or moon or mars.

In another discourse Baba makes it very clear, that hell is a status of mind.

Baba says, “Those human beings who do not do sadhana for their spiritual
development, they are sure to get degenerated. Because in this universe,
nothing is immobile. Whether one likes it or not, one has to move. So those
who are not doing the sadhana of moving upward, they will not remain where
they are. Rather they will fall down. Because, they will have to move. If
one does not go up, then one has to go down. There are seven layers of the
mind, towards the downwards direction also. -Tala, atala, vital, tala’tala,
pa’ta’la, atipa’ta’la, and rasa’tala. Those human beings who are crude
minded, reach in hell– rasa’tala. That is the lower-most stage. Such a
human being is not human. He is not animal also. The stage of such a
person, is lower than animal…”

“When human beings get completely degenerated, then they create logic
and reasoning in the favor of their sinful deeds. So you think carefully.
That is the stage of cimmerian darkness where human beings cannot see their
own hand. Because they are surrounded by anda tamisra’, lower most of lower
lokas, rasa’tala. This is the path of degeneration.” (AV-24 Hindi, p.167)

And here Baba further describes that stage of degeneration.

Baba says, “Those who have human body but their deeds are not humane, what
is their stage? Their body is in bhurloka, but their mind is far lower than
bhurloka. After such demise they not got get human form. Instead they will
be crudified a become like wood, bricks, and stone. These are all truth–
logical things. But the tales of heaven and hell, vahista-dozalokha is just
gossip talk.” (AV–19, Hindi, p.12)

After reading this, the whole point is very clear. That, these worlds
heaven and hell, have no physical existence. It is a stage of mind. When
one does sadhana and feels the proximity of Parama Purusa Baba, then one is
in the higher world. And when mind is degenerated, selfish, crude, engaged
in heinous, sinful activities, then they are a creature of hell.

So it takes a deep and dharmic mind to understand that meaning and spirit
of Baba’s divine teachings.

Namaskar,
Ram

Note 1: MORE ABOUT THE EXISTENCE OF HELL

In the following quotes, Baba talks in such a way about hell that
people may easily confuse that hell is one physical place.

Baba says, “U’ta’mrtasyesha’no: He is not only the Lord of heaven, He is
the Lord of hell also. U’ta’ means hell. So even a sinner of hell should
not become mentally disturbed because the Lord of hell is with him.”
(SS-11, p.51)

Baba says, “The loving inspiration of Shiva made those mute people
eloquent, and they proclaimed with a sweet smile on their faces, Hararme
pita’ Gaorii ma’ta’ svadeshah bhuvanatrayam [“Shiva is my father, Pa’rvatii
is my mother, and the three worlds of earth, heaven and hell are my native
land”]. (NSS, p.233 ’85 Ed.)

Baba says, “Shiva’s household is the three worlds.”
Hararme pita’ Gaorii ma’ta’ svadesho bhuvanatrayam.

[Hara is my father, Gaorii is my mother, and the three worlds of earth,
heaven and hell are my native land.] ” (DT-1, p.173)

Note 2: NOT LITERAL MEANING

And here Baba’s use of ‘hell’ is to refer to a mental state can be
likened to these following examples:

Similarly if when talking about someone you say ‘That person is negative’.
It does not mean if you bring a north pole magnet near him it will attract.
Because, your meaning is not about his physical body, but rather that his
mind is negative.

Or if you say ‘That person is crude’, it does not mean that if you touch
him or bring a hammer to his body, his body will be like stone. Because
your sense refers not to his body, but to his mind which is crude.

Or if you say, ‘He is soft’. It does not mean that person’s body his soft.
But rather, that his mind is soft.

And for example if you say, in discussing someone’s dogmatic view on
something ‘That fellow is blind’. Then by that you mean not that the person
is physically blind. But rather, that he is mentally blind and does not
have a sense of discrimination.

So the above descriptions, although they use physical type language, but
they refer to a person’s state of mind. And not their physical existence.
Similarly, as Baba explains that hell is a state of mind. It is not
something physical. But rather, it is a mental state.

Note 3: MENTAL STATE

Baba says, “Svahloka means manomaya kosa. The feeling of pleasure
and pain happens in this loka. Svah + ga = svarga. Svaloka is the subtle
mind. And manomaya kosa means mental state.” (AV-19, p.10)

Note 4: JUST THEIR LOW DEVOTION

In the common Marga society sometimes we come across a few persons
who think that Baba is contradictory. But their devotion is low and they do
not understand and instead of accepting their own foolishness and ignorance
they talk like that– accusing Baba. But those who have a certain
understanding about Baba, such persons realise that this is all just
toughness of the scriptures.

Note 5: JUST THEIR FOOLISHNESS

Here is an example where people foolishly blame Baba for being
self-contradictory.

They say, ‘Just see SS-4, discourse-2, “Matter and Spirit”, and another
discourse in MNS, “Matter and Abstract”. In the first discourse, Baba talks
that matter is bottled up energy. And in the second discourse, Baba talks
that matter is not bottled up energy.’

About matter is bottled up energy, the Family Acarya told that both the
discourses are 100% correct. If anybody those who are not overpowered by
vanity, easily they will understand. And he made me understand. I do not
have time to explain all those things, but anyone can read both the
discourses and they will understand. That the same Ananda Marga philosophy,
Baba is explaining in two ways.

Note 6: ABOUT SCRIPTURAL INTERPRETATION

Baba has explained this very point, that the scriptures are not
easy to understand. Baba further tells that people easily confuse the
scriptures, especially when unqualified persons are acting as the
scriptural interpreters. Here below Baba explains this point.

Baba says, “I have already said that there are various types of scripture
pertaining to the different spheres of life, and in the scriptures, too,
the ideas are presented in a few words. In very few cases only are they
elaborated. To present dharma sha’stra [spiritual scriptures], dharma guru
[spiritual preceptor], darshana sha’stra [philosophical treatises],
darshana pravakta’ [propounder of philosophy], sama’ja sha’stra [social
code], sama’ja neta [social leaders] and sama’ja a’darsha [social ideals]
in the proper perspective is the main purpose of sha’stra vya’khya’na.
Without proper interpretation, the sha’stras remain difficult to understand
and sometimes unintelligible. Thus the scriptures should always be
interpreted by qualified scholars, competent philosophers, and penetrating
thinkers. If one tries to interpret a profound scripture with superficial
knowledge, the interpreter appears ridiculous and the audience is confused.”

“There are some people who are neither scholars, nor philosophers, nor
penetrating thinkers, but merely wander about interpreting scriptures as a
means of livelihood. They utterly fail to present the proper matter in the
correct perspective before the audience. Such people may be successful in
earning a living in the name of sha’stra vya’khya’na, but they do more harm
than good to the society.”

“There are still others who interpret the scriptures just to exhibit
their intellect — to procure for themselves a certificate of erudition.
They too remain far from the living spirit of the scriptures.” (NSS, p.202
’95 Ed)

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Need of the Day

Baba says, “The newly awakened humanity of today is anxious to herald the
advent of one universal society under the vast blue sky. The noble and
righteous persons of all countries, bound by fraternal ties, are eager to
assert in one voice, with one mind, and in the same tune that human society
is one and indivisible.” (AFPS, pt 2 p.25)

Note: Nowadays in our Marga society, a few are forgetting this truth. They
should understand that this is not in the favour of dharma. Rather the call
of dharma is to form one human society.

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