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Date: Sat, 15 Dec 2012 22:43:06 +0530
From: “Divyapriya” inHim@porternet….
To: AM-GLOBAL
Subject: Re: Widespread Nepotism & Theft in WT Cadre #3

Baba

== RE: WIDESPREAD NEPOTISM & THEFT IN WT CADRE ==

~ Part 3 ~

Namaskar,
Everyone knows that the first and foremost point in Ananda Marga we are to follow Baba’s stated rules. One of Baba’s clear-cut rules for all workers is that they must not maintain contact with their laokik family.

“No relation should exist with worldly family.” (32 Rules for Avadhutikas, pt #9)

This point is crystal-clear and very straightforward.

Yet, we must again address this matter because respected Didi Ananda Giita has a long and on-going history of living with her laokik father due to her deep attachment for him. To that end, she creates all kinds of justifications of why they are living together. By reading further down below, you will learn that her justifications are patently false. That is one point. Secondly, we are to follow Baba’s guideline that Wt’s must not have contact with their laokik family. That is the central point and we should not be swayed in any other direction.

Please understand that I have great sympathy and care for any elder member of our human society. Here, however, the focus is on the sanctity and integrity of being a respected acarya of Ananda Marga by adhering to Baba’s guideline.

FAKE WT:

AGAINST THEIR OATH TO GURU

“If any Wt is tending to the needs of their worldly family then that wt is fake. This may sound harsh but that is the reality. This is a fundamental aspect of renunciation: No contact with worldly family and instead dedicate everything to serving Parama Purusa and the universal family. When a worker goes against this fundamental oath to Guru then they are no longer a genuine wt; rather they are fake.

The solution is that the greater society should directly intervene and care for the father, and Didi Ananda Giita should attend to her Wt life and not engage herself in this way with her laokik relations.

Instead, Didi should adhere to Guru’s guideline and not incur sin. By indulging in sin, Didi sets an extremely bad example. That is why this entire problem has multiplied so drastically with so many Didis involving with their laokik families. Of course, not all Didis are guilty of this, but it is a growing problem.

Here the point is not that a particular family member is helpless and needs support. The main issue is that Wts must adhere to their oath – they no longer have relations with or responsibility for their laokik family. If they do like this, then donors will not feel comfortable giving to the organisation as they see money being secretly funneled to the laokik families of our acaryas – instead of going toward the allotted social service projects. After all, this is stealing. Plus, by doing this, other wts will be tempted to do the same.

All in all, the effect is absolutely disastrous – and that is what is manifesting right now. Everyone should be aware of the situation and be ready accordingly. Wts are to focus on their acarya life and not maintain relations with their worldly family.

Baba says, “These are all codes of discipline as prescribed by Bhágavata Dharma. You must follow these codes. There cannot be any concession in this respect, rather concession is dangerous.” (Subhasita Samgraha – 21, Jaeva Dharma and Bhágavata Dharma)”

This entire situation with respected Didi Ananda Giita and her esteemed laokik father Shrii Bhallaji is of critical importance. As we all know and has been well documented, Didiji has been living with him for years and years. Didiji’s manner stands as a very bad example and sets a poor precedent for all Wts.

Let us not overlook the fact that respected Didi Ananda Giita is the most senior Didi in the organisation, as well as the second Didi ever in the entire history of AMPS. Naturally, what she does will affect how others act.

It just cannot be denied that throughout her Wt life, Didi Ananda Giita has had extensive contact and interaction with her laokik father. This is a fact.

SETTING A NEGATIVE PRECEDENT

Here are two matters that we must consider.

(1) By Didi Ananda Giita’s example, many wts (both junior and senior) have been affected. They feel unmotivated to strictly adhere to Baba’s stated conduct rule for wholetimers. Here again is that rule:

“No relationship should exist with worldly family.” (32 Rules for Avadhutas / Avadhutikas, pt #9)

Because when Ananda Giita herself disobeys this rule for years and decades, other workers may and do also feel that they need not follow – either this rule or any other rule. It can happen and indeed it has happened. They think, “When most respected Didi is not following, why should I.” Some, not all, adopt this mindset.

We must not ever forget that leadership is given utmost importance in Ananda Marga. And leadership means leading by example. So if our senior-most Didi is negligent on this matter of relations with her worldly family, then that is highly problematic. Setting a bad example creates a domino effect.

Baba Himself has issued this warning:

“Bear in mind that people may be harmed or misled by even a small weakness or defect in the conduct of an ácárya… an ácárya or ácáryá should always instruct by his or her exemplary actions and words.” (Ananda Vacanamrtam – 31, The Conduct of an Ácárya)

Thus, there is no scope to overlook or pardon what Didi Ananda Giita Didi has done and continues to do. Her ongoing interactions and preferential treatment towards her laokik father cannot be supported. Such dealing is highly condemnable.

Now we come to the second point…

IDEALS WTS

AND A PERSONAL STORY OF ONE WORKER

(2) Let’s step back and remind ourselves that most of our Wts are very dedicated to the ideals of sannyasi life. They entered Wt life inspired by a high ideal and still that idealism is alive in their mind and heart.

Here is one personal account that is quite meaningful and highly related to this discussion.

There is one Didi posted in Berlin sector. As we all know, in comparison to India, Berlin sector is a financially wealthy area. Didiji had been there for years so she is in a “good” position to help others on money matters.

Recently, one margii visited Didiji’s laokik parents in their village home in north India. This margii was horrified to see that Didiji’s father suffered a bad accident where one of his limbs had become compromised – maybe even fully disabled. The father was a simple farmer who had no means for proper medical treatment. In that case, the injury was bound to become a permanent disability, perhaps even an amputation. He might lose the limb entirely.

Immediately, that margii became alarmed and contacted Didiji in Berlin sector, as they had grown up together and gone to school together. They were close.

When Didiji received the call and got the news about her own laokik father, she said, “This is not my personal responsibility; it is the duty of the greater society. From my side, there is nothing to be done – neither directly nor indirectly. It is completely out of my hands.”

The margii knew that Didi was dealing with large monies from overseas areas. Didi could easily have flown back to India to care for her laokik father or arranged payment from Berlin sector itself for the needed medical care for her laokik father.

But on the point of ideological commitment, Didi stayed true to her Wts vows. She followed the code of discipline and refused to engage in relations with her laokik father / family – even under such a distressing circumstance as her father’s accident and disability.

Verily, there are many heroic and dharmic accounts of how various workers have refrained from helping and financially supporting their laokik family members. Such workers stood on their ideological principles and abided by their Wt conduct rules. It is these workers who are setting the proper precedent for Wt life. They are making a dharmic stand; and they are the true leaders.

Baba says, “Those who have the responsibility to show the path to others should be of superlative character with the most refined conduct…Persons who teach such well-regulated behaviour to others by their own conduct are called ácáryas.” (Ananda Vacanamrtam – 31, The Conduct of an Ácárya)

Hearing these stories, and seeing how so many unknown workers are strict in their conduct and dealing, it is quite evident that Didi Ananda Giita is in the wrong by going against the code of discipline. Didiji is not adhering to her Wt dharma. That is bad enough, but the worst part is that if others follow her lead, then what will be left of our WT cadre. It will be in shambles. Every conduct rule will be violated.

Didi Ananda Giita has chosen to overlook and bypass the code of Wt life. This has all happened because of her degraded state of mind. Please excuse me for saying so, but there really is no other explanation. If her mind was sterling and pointed, then Didiji would have firmly separated herself from her laokik father long ago. But this she has never done.

SHOULD WE GRANT THEM LICENSE TO GO AGAINST ANANDA MARGA IDEALS

There are a few who (mistakenly) believe that since Ananda Gita didi’s father K.C. Bhalla gave up all his moveable and immoveable property and donated it to Ananda Marga when his daughter became wt, therefore we should support this family regardless of their actions. Simply, because family has donated everything to Ananda Marga.

But this is all a hoax. Again and again, Didi Ananda Giita and her supporters repeat that K.C. Bhalla has donated everything to Ananda Marga. But this is just not true.

K.C. Bhalla to this day receives a big pension from the Indian government – thousands of rupees per month. He is financially independent, plus they still have property in the name of their laokik family.

So it is just a rumour by Ananda Giita Didi and her cohorts that her loakik father / family donated everything. If anyone has any doubt about this, I can give all the details and uncover all that is going on.

So there are two central issues:
(1) Didi Ananda Giita and her spokespeople are deceiving others into thinking that Bhallaji has donated everything when this is not true; Bhallaji receives a large government pension monthly and the family still holds property in their name.
(2) Didi Ananda Giita is not following Baba’s given rule for Wts. That means she is going against her oaths, her vows, and violating her code of dharma. The situation is not at all good.

ANALOGY OF FAKE WT

Even then, some confused persons say, “But what will become of Bhallaji if Didi Ananga Giita does not watch him. Bhallaji is just sitting there by himself.”

To such persons, I invite them to consider the following:

Suppose there is one monk, i.e. an avadhuta of Ananda Marga. And suppose that in his area there are many unmarried females who are not able to find a spouse. Seeing the situation, if this Wt decides to marry one of these females and side by side wishes to remain as a Wt, then this is totally wrong. That avadhuta cannot say, “I will remain as a Wt and keep this woman as my wife as well.” It does not work like that. Being a Wholetimer of Ananda Marga means refraining from marriage. One cannot get married and still continue to be a Wt.

Similarly, one cannot remain in avadhutika dress and keep ongoing relations with their own laokik father. That wholly violates what it means to be a Wt of Ananda Marga. On this matter there is no scope for compromise. One cannot simultaneously live as a Wt and have close and personal contact with their laokik father. That is wrong. Just as it is wrong for an avadhuta to marry an unwed female and remain as a Wt.

I think the matter is clear.

MUST NOT BE PARTIAL TO ANY GROUP

As Ananda Margiis, we should not think that if one group is plunged in wrongdoing then it is fine and can be overlooked whereas if another person or group is doing wrong then it should be pointed out. As sadhakas and as well-wishers of society, any wrongdoing should be pointed out and properly resolved. With this type of genuine helping attitude, this letter has been written. I remember one general darshan in Mumbai: Baba told that if in your family someone is doing something wrong, then do not ignore that misdeed, and only point out if others are doing wrong. This is not the way. Rather it is most essential to save your close family member from moving in a negative direction. With that motive I am writing this.

WT’S ARE NOT LIKE CORPORATE EMPLOYEES

In case there was any doubt or confusion in anyone’s mind, let us remember that our respected wholetimers of Ananda Marga have dedicated themselves to a high ideal – in service to Gurudev and suffering humanity. Their lives are for the welfare of others. So none should think that our workers can be thought of as selfish corporate executives or business employees who reap profits and benefits and use those funds for their selfish ends. In materialistic enterprises, people do like that. That is the common way.

But as we know our Ananda Marga is a social service organisation. Our wts are not “on salary” and all donations are to be used for helping those in need. Workers are not to abscond with money & goods designated for service projects. Funneling those resources to their worldly families breaches their sannyasi vow as well as the code of asteya (non-stealing).

So we can say it is a double sin: First, our workers are not to be selfishly hoarding wealth and stealing from society; second, our esteemed wt acaryas are not to maintain contact with their laokik family.

Namaskar,
In the Lord’s Name,
Divyapriaya

Note: RELATED INFORMATION

In addition to the two earlier letters from this series, for those interested in knowing more about this entire situation should read this letter:

http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/11/news-liilabodhanandji-nityashivanandji.html

PRABHAT SAMGIITA

“A’mi toma’y bhule giyechinu, tumi nije mor pa’ne…” (P.S. 629)

Purport:

Baba, I was lost in my self-created world of maya. You are so gracious. You Yourself came forward and looked toward me in a very loving way. I was not going to respond to You, even then with affection You lifted me up and put me on Your divine lap. Baba, it is Your grace, only Your grace.

The path which You showed me, I lost that in the past. Again You lovingly brought me back onto the proper path. Planets try to drift far away from their sun’s nucleus, yet the sun attracts them incessantly and pulls those planets back close. Then again the planets dance around their sun. In the same way, You are always pulling me so that my existence is revolving around You.

The waves of the ocean always try to go outside the ocean but those waves cannot leave the domain of the ocean. Again & again they come back because the ocean attracts them. With my ignorance I always lose You from my sight. Baba You are so gracious: Constantly You remind me and pull me back into Your flow. This is nothing but Your mercy, Your grace…

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Date: Fri May 11 2012 20:33:28 -0000
From: “Shivadayal Singhal”
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: Baba’s Way of Starting Ananda Marga – II

Baba

== BABA’S WAY OF STARTING ANANDA MARGA ==

~ Part 2 ~

Namaskar,
Here is the continuation of the previous post about the formation of Ananda Marga. The first part detailed how during those very early days in Jamalapur, Baba did all the initiations Himself. As the number of disciples grew, He introduced the system of family tattvikas and family acaryas. Then those tattvikas and acaryas taught sadhana to new people. And Baba Himself involved in countless other engagements.

That post also discussed how some, most notably family acarya Pratapaditya, mistakenly thought that the creation of Wts in AM was merely a temporary measure. Here is that first letter:

http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/05/babas-way-of-starting-ananda-marga.html

HUGE PRACAR TARGETS FOR FAMILY ACARYAS

Now we pick up the account whereby family acaryas are working hard to keep pace with the rapid growth and spread of AM.

Gradually, in step-wise or even progressive fashion, the work of Ananda Marga multiplied. Family acaryas were convinced to take leave from their government offices and jobs; and, they were temporarily separated from their families in order to travel to far away places for pracar. Indeed they reached to all corners of India from Jammu Kashmir to Kannya Kumari and from Cachh to Nagaland. They covered just about everywhere – all places, all the district headquarters, etc. Plus so many meetings were organised – so many tattva sabhas.

The main program was the extensive pracar work going on those days. There was only one work — pracar, pracar, and pracar. There was no Prout work, no samaj work, and no other activity. In 1955 and 1956, there was only pracar: Making new margiis and getting them involved in sadhana and sending for them for PC at Jamalpur.

Then the next phase started. Family Acaryas were requested to go outside India. Some went and did huge work. Baba’s pressure was very focused on pracar work. So most of the family acaryas were taking leave and getting involved. Weeks after weeks. Pracar and pracar. That was the rhythm those days. At the same time, Baba graciously arranged a favourable vibration everywhere. So wherever acaryas went, they found people hungry to learn meditation and follow Ananda Marga. Effortlessly, acaryas initiated countless people. It was all due to Baba’s cosmic grace.

HOW THEY WERE THINKING ABOUT MONKS

Prior to 1962, in Ananda Marga there was no sannyasi system. So a few family acaryas were thinking that AM does not appreciate monks. This was the thinking of some family acaryas in those early days. They were openly talking like this also.

They calculated that other religions and spiritual paths have monks, but in Ananda Marga it is not accepted. So they had a negative type of feeling towards the saffron cloth. Plus general margiis were giving high regard and respect to family acaryas.

So two things were involved here. One, family acaryas were getting high respect. Two, in the working style of AM up to that time, Baba had not yet created the system of wholetime workers, renunciates. So some family acaryas in their own way were thinking that the concept of sannyasis will not be accepted in AM in the future.

THE PRESSURE FOR WORK MOUNTS

In a methodical manner, the days passed with ever-increasing work demands. After several years when 
Baba’s work pressure was so extreme, family acaryas were feeling a lot of stress to fulfill the targets. At one point, Baba gave the program to do pracar and programs in all blocks of the entire world: Where there is at least one Margii in each and every block.

By that time Baba was taking reports – and lovingly punishing and even beating His disciples with His own stick. This was exclusively His tantric grace. To the untrained eye it may have looked harsh. But behind, Baba had His cosmic plan. By beating and punishing sadhakas, He would cure their physical and psychic ailments. In His divine play of punishment, He purified their glands, cleaned their minds, and infused them with devotion and strong enthusiasm. In this way, He was gracing and purifying them – and devotees realised this as well. All their physical and psychic ailments were removed. After reporting they would do a lot of pracar. Outwardly it looked like punishment; but, those who received such punishment were charged with a strong spirit, a clear mind, and a disease-free body.

These days some people may think: Was there no other way to purify sadhakas than by beating them?

The answer is very simple. Baba’s unique and special approach of “punishing” sadhakas kept unworthy people away from the scene; by this way, only those sincere sadhakas who really wanted to be cured, pure, and spiritually cleansed remained. And that is exactly what happened. By seeing His way of bestowing grace, many unworthy people became scared and ran away. Only the true sadhakas remained along with Baba. This was way He showered His grace upon His disciples and displayed His tantric liila.

WT’S ENTER ONTO THE SCENE

Anyway, the phase was starting to change – again. This is Baba’s liila. Baba was taking reporting and He scolded and abused a lot those days. That time, the out-turn was “very poor” from family acaryas. They were working hard, but Baba had given them huge expectations and targets to fill.

Then Baba suggested, “You people have become senior, have families, and hence cannot leave for AM work for several months at a time for pracara. Why not find youths who are unmarried, or anyone who can 
give full-time commitment for this endeavour, and take work from them?”

By listening this suggestion from Baba, those family acaryas felt so much relief. They started searching for some youths.

In this course of action, from different parts of India, family acaryas sent many youths for PC at Jamalpur. And to make them into LFTs there was one training session. The year was 1962.

Things were going on very fast. Without any delay those LFT’s were getting their WT-ship.

This is just a glimpse of some of the long, rich history. From there the story goes on and on. Please everyone write in with their own remembrances & recollections.

Namaskar,
Shivadayal Deva

Note 1: WHY SOME FAMILY ACARYAS WERE FRUSTRATED AND FURIOUS

ABOUT THE CREATION OF WTS

In 1962, Baba created the Wt system. Margiis naturally began giving a lot of respect to wholetimers. Seeing this, some family tattvikas and acaryas felt jealous. Suddenly, the respect they were getting shifted towards these new wholetimers. For this reason they did not like the creation of Wts. They thought, “This new system of Wts is very bad because it has taken away our honour and respect.”

That is the main reason why some family acaryas became hostile toward Wt’s.

We can understand then that this was nothing but the play of avidya maya. Due to the veil of darkness, i.e. avidya maya, certain family acaryas could not digest Baba’s new component: Wts. That is why some family acaryas raised their agenda again and again that the Wt system whould be abolished. They gave the false justification that it is impractical. Amongst them all, family acarya Pratapaditya was a very vocal critic against the Wt system.

PRABHAT SAMGIITA

“Tiirthe tiirthe ghuriya’ kla’nt hoye esechi dva’re…” (Prabhata Samgiita 4112)

Purport:

Baba, O’ Divine Entity, after wandering around the globe in various holy lands in search of You, I am completely tired. In this exhausted state I have reached Your alter. Baba, be gracious, please do not turn Your face away; please do not become unhappy, angry, or furious with me. Please open the door and allow me to come inside.

Baba, look towards me; my whole body is completely tired and exhausted. My feet are full of dust. Wandering around in the sun, my whole body has become completely hot and sweaty. I am totally tired and exhausted.

O’ Parama Purusa, O’ Baba, now I feel in my heart and repent how my whole life has been wasted. I was tied up in the noose of dogma. Just I was performing various rituals, wandering in holy lands, moving from one tiirtha to another tiirtha, from one Baba’s Quarter to another Baba’s Quarter, in search of You. By Your grace, now I understand that You are residing in my heart – smiling.

Baba, I am surrendering to You. Please accept me as Yours. Do not leave me to wander from one dogmatic pilgrimage to another – involved in various rituals. The path which I was traveling was dark & full of hopelessness. I wasted a lot of money, time, and energy; nothing was gained. Now I am too tired. I want Your divine direction.

In spite of moving on the negative path, by Your grace in the garden of my mind some flowers have bloomed for You. I want to offer those flowers at Your lotus feet. The creepers of hope are swinging and the feeling is coming that You will allow me.

Bab, You have graciously given me the longing for You in my heart. Now please grace me by allowing me to come close to You and touch Your feet. Baba, I am Yours and You are mine. I am surrendering everything unto You. Please accept me…

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Date: Sun May 06 2012 21:58:48 -0000
From: “Shivadayal Singhal”
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: Baba’s Way of Starting Ananda Marga

Baba

“Eso prabhu a’ma’r ghare toma’y a’mi ceyechi…” (Prabhata Samgiita #946)

Purport:

O’ Prabhu Baba, please come in my home – with a deep yearning & longing I am calling You. Baba, I want You close. Please listen to the suffering of my heart which is grief-stricken in Your absence. Baba, O’ Parama Purusa, I am living only for You; my life is for You.

Baba, You are the divine tower of effulgence on my dark path; and, You are the warmth of my broken heart. Baba, You are the quintessence of the sandalwood paste of my forehead; O’ Lord You are pure and filled with divine effulgence.

O’ Cosmic Entity, O’ Baba, You are that type of pure joy & happiness which one feels after receiving recovering something that was lost long ago in the past. Baba, by Your grace I have understood You. Baba please come close in my heart. You are my most dear. For You I have kept nectar filled in my heart. Baba, please come to me…

== BABA’S WAY OF STARTING ANANDA MARGA ==

~ Part 1 ~

Namaskar,

There were a few who thought that there was no long-term need for a sannyasi order (i.e. our WT cadre) in Ananda Marga. They thought that the creation of Wts was just a temporary phase and that family persons will again gain full control of the Marga.

Most notably, respected family Ac Pratapaditya fell in this category. From time to time he would write like that; and there were others who expressed this perspective as well.

FLEXIBILITY IS THE MAIN DIFFERENCE

Of course, we all know that family people have certain limitations and time constraints: Raising kids, professional obligations, local relations etc. Naturally it is clear that family people do not have the flexibility that wholetimers have and hence cannot do the things which WTs can do.

Anywhere, anytime those Wts can be sent from one corner of the globe to the other. And they will stay there permanently till the next order comes. They have to attend to calamities and manage the relief work and provide services etc. How can family persons take up that task when they have children, jobs, and the responsibility of running AM in their local area etc.

NOT JUST A TEMPORARY PHASE

So if anyone is still thinking that the creation of the WT cadres is just a temporary measure because the wt cadre was not introduced in the very beginning (i.e. 1955), but rather in 1962, then they should consider 16 Points, paincajanya, kiirtan, fasting, Prabhat Samgiita, neo-humanism, master units, gurukul, tandava / kaoshiiki, and sentient food etc. These practices were also added later on, i.e. after 1955. Step by step Baba introduced all these points. Should we conclude that these “additions” by Baba are also just temporary measures.

Those with a deeper understanding know that Baba planned everything ahead of time. And when it was the opportune moment then in a methodical manner He introduced new points. It is just like how parents do not send their infants off to university for higher studies. They wait until the time is right: When the children are older.

Similarly when there was a certain need etc, Baba would introduce something new. Or, at least, on the surface it looked like that when actually He was just implementing those things which were already in His mind. So it was just a matter of how He was playing His liila.

MORE OF THE BACKGROUND

As we all know Baba started this great organization in 1955. And initially there was no WT system. In the very beginning, in those early days there were only regular Margiis– no family acaryas or tattvikas. That time Baba was the only One involved in doing initiations. Actually He was personally doing everything. Not only initiations, but Baba was teaching asanas to the margiis and even demonstrating all the poses Himself. That was part of the beauty of those early days. But, unfortunately, those around were not thinking that Baba was Parama Purusa. They perceived Him as just an ordinary guru.

Also when going to DMC then the family margii serving as Baba’s PA would live together along with Baba in the same room. Each with their own cot side by side. So that time Baba wanted to bring people close. But those early margiis were not thinking that Baba was so great and mighty – due to that same feeling of closeness. This held a certain charm.

Of course, over time the system changed and later on PA Dada would take a room next to Baba’s. So PA would not stay in the very same room as Baba – but that was later on.

In addition, in those early days Baba was still working in His government job. During this time, He Himself had initiated many margiis, whenever He had time – after His government office hours in His personal quarters or whenever. Many are aware about how things were working that time.

THE CREATION OF TATTVIKAS

Gradually many good Margiis were created by Him. Finally one tattvika training session was arranged wherein Baba started giving tattvika classes. Baba Himself was the teacher.

Around that time, Baba was delivering His teachings on AM philosophy which came into print as the books “Ananda Marga Elementary Philosophy” (1955), “Idea and Ideology” (1959), Ananda Sutram (1962). Naturally it was needed to have qualified disciples to explain and spread these teachings.

For this reason He was leading tattvika classes. During the time of tattvika training there was a very strict routine with lots of discipline. Many Margiis from far and wide participated. Most of them passed and became tattvikas, by Baba’s grace. In the next session Baba blessed them and made them family acaryas.

Gradually, by this way, Baba stopped performing initiations Himself. Of course Baba remained ever-active in countless works. Indeed, He was involved more deeply because a huge number of initiations were done by the new tattvikas, and Baba was giving PC (personal contact) to new Margiis as well as expanding the organisation on many fronts.

The basic progression was:
1. First Baba was initiating new people Himself.
2. Then the system was made where margiis had to get permission from Baba before bringing a new person to Him for initiation.
3. Therefter Baba created tattvikas and then family acaryas to initiate new people. By this time Baba had stopped performing initiations Himself.

HOW SWEET AND BLISSFUL IT WAS

So as the community of Ananda Margiis grew, so many things were happening. DMCs were going on and many villages were blessed by Baba to host DMC – especially in Bihar and in northern Bihar. Baba was doing maximum pracar there – where He literally travelled from village to village, town to town. Baba reached many places where even travelling by bullock carts was not possible. He went by elephant – how wild it was. Human beings could not even walk there due to the deep mud. What a divine liila those days! There are countless stories recounted by margiis. How sweet and blissful it was.

(Note: This concludes part 1 of this multi-part series. Please watch for the next letter soon that further recounts the glorious and dynamic history of the formation of AMPS.)

Namaskar,
Shivadayal Deva

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Date: 02 Mar 2012 20:38:03 -0000
From: “Gurucharan Deva”
To: AM-GLOBAL
Subject: Dadhiici Divas: History & Observance

Baba

== DADHIICI DIVAS: HISTORY AND OBSERVANCE ==

Namaskar,
The day of Dadhiici Divas is approaching March 5. This occasion holds special significance as dharmic sadhakas laid down their lives for the great cause of Ananda Marga ideology. Hence this is a day to honor those who sacrificed and a time to remember the unprecedented dedication it took to build up and establish AM ideology. It is about the rise of bhagavad dharma on this earth.

As we all know prior to ’90 under Baba’s direction many great deeds were done. Along the way many gave their lives for the great cause of dharma. We should reflect upon those sacrifices done for the sake of ideology and take up the vow that once again we should protect and propagate this grand AM ideology.

As you read this full account keep in mind that Notes 1 & 2 appended below address how a dadhiici differs from the Christian concept of martyr and list the names of those in AM who sacrificed their lives for bhagavad dharma.

DADHIICI DIVAS IS ONLY CELEBRATED ON ONE DAY

Initially Dadhiici Divas was declared in memory of those great souls who lost their lives in that tragic incident of 5 March 1967. As more struggles ensued and dedicated sadhakas sacrificed their lives for AM ideology, Baba created the system and gave the idea that this day of March 5 will be the one single day to remember & honour all those who sacrificed their existence for the great call of dharma – AM ideology.

Initially the observation of Dadhiici Divas began with the historical sacrifice of 5 March 1967 wherein some dedicated workers and margiis were tragically and brutally murdered in a barbarous attack by the Communist Party (West Bengal). It happened in Ananda Nagar; and since then this day is held in their honour.

Yet over time Dadhiici Divas has become the day which marks the occasion to remember when any and all Margiis and WTs sacrificed their life for the great cause of AM ideology, i.e Bhagavad Dharma– irrespective of which date and in which particular manner their lives were actually sacrificed. Only one day is fixed to honor those who gave their life for the ideals of AM. And that day is Dadhiici Divas, 5 March.

THE DETAILS OF THAT FATEFUL DAY

Here is a more in-depth look back at the events which transpired on that fateful day of 5 March 1967 as well as the events leading up to it.

As is commonly known our Ananda Nagar was first started on over 1000 acres of land in Baglata, Purulia District West Bengal in 1964. And that time so many beautiful projects and programmes were started to materialise Baba’s vision. There were primary schools, a college, a medical clinic, a children’s home, etc. Many great projects were going on.

But by 1967 serious resistance started to come from the nefarious communist party – CPI(M). Those days the CPI controlled the entire local Purulia area and they had a wicked grip on the West Bengal Govt by controlling many high positions.

So now we can see how the tensions were mounting those days.Because on the one hand due to selfless service by our Marga wholetimers in & around Ananda Nagar, the local people / villagers were getting benefited and were coming close. And the villagers began to see how the CPI was exploiting them.

In reaction, the CPI(M) began to instigate local movements to conspire against AM. To that end, members plotted and convinced local BDO Ashok Chakravarty against our AN Ashram. Then in Aug 1966 this BDO (Block Development Officer) came to our Ashram saying he wanted to be a member of the controlling body of our AM Degree College.

When it was explained to him that unfortunately he did not meet our Ashram’s regulations for such a position, then he became quite furious and irate. Of course he was not acting on his ownl; rather he was just the front-man for the communist party. Then to counter-attack and get revenge BDO returned in Feb 1967 demanding for our Marga to support the local communist candidate in the General Elections. Of course our WT & Margii brothers and sisters humbly explained about our socio-spiritual approach and told that we do not support any political party, per se. In that circumstance this negative BDO was determined for revenge. In truth that BDO was but a pawn of the ruling communists.

The communists began an intensive campaign started to defame AM among Purulia locals. And one serious plot was hatched to attack our Ananda Nagar Ashram. No doubt local people had developed good relations with our Ashram due to the different service projects. But communist workers worked hard to undermine that.

And together with the BDO they sabotaged our relation with the villagers through numerous underhanded and grotesque scene.

For example the communists and the BDO secretly slaughtered many cows and stealthily spread those remains around the villages in the middle of the night. And they told and spread the rumours that the Ananda Marga Ashramites were responsible for the nefarious work. Of course in that case Hindus were furious since they worship the cow as a goddess. And the CPI(M) told the Muslim villagers that the AM sadhus had been driven out of Pakistan and settled in Purulia with deep hatred toward Muslims, and that they would surely be stealing all their land.

So after drumming up sufficient nasty hatred among villagers, the CPI & BDO held another meeting in Susundi village on March 3rd 1967. And they made all the Hindus and Muslims present that day to swear by oath on the Mahabarata and Koran to remove AM sadhus by any means, including murder.

And fifth March was decided to be the day to carry out their dark plot. It was known by all, including AN Ashram residents, all Purulia gov’t and police officials and West Bengal gov’t that the event was planned.

Certainly Ananda Marga sannyasis appealed to both the Purulia gov’t and to police multiple times for protection and security from the oncoming doom. But all of those appeals were ignored. And just one skeletal, paltry force of police was assigned to the ashram grounds. That was the night of March 4th but it was all only to make a show etc. Proof being that by three o’clock in the morning of 5th March, Ananda Nagar was declared as being safe by chief of police. So he left to go back to Purulia, leaving behind only a small show of around thirty men.

But that too was only in show, as in morning when attack came, not one policeman raised his hand. And that terrible day of 5 March 1967, thousands of armed villagers arrived on the scene goaded by the hatred inculcated by CPI workers. And in that fury the villages swept through our Ananda Nagar ashram, destroying everything in sight.

On their horror-stricken path, hundreds of Ananda Nagar residents were seriously wounded and five were struck dead with mortal wounds. And not just killed, but butchered & mauled. Among those victims who fought bravely to defend Ananda Nagar & AM way of life were Dadas Abhedananda and Sachidananda.

Altogether, 5th March 1967 is a day never to be forgotten in Ananda Marga history. A day to recognise those who died for the highest goal.

A DAY TO REMEMBER THE SACRIFICE OF ALL

Since that fateful occasion, many have come forward in our Marga and sacrificed their lives for the cause of bhagavad dharma including the terrible murder of 18 Avadhutas in broad day-light in the early 80’s, and after that also all such persons who sacrificed for the special cause of AM ideology are honourably called as Dadhiicis. March 5 is in their memory as well (See list in note 2).

OBSERVATION OF THE DAY

In this way, Dadhiici Divas is known as a day of great dedication and sacrifice for the high ideal of AM ideology. It can be celebrated with due respect and regard in the following way:
(A) Half-Day Fasting
(B) Dharmacakra
(C) Slide Show: History of Struggle for Dharma in AM
(D) Debate
(E) Poetry Readings
(F) Dance – Drama: Teach and Educate New People
(G) Talk: Review of spread of bhagavad dharma and recounting the efforts of those who sacrificed.
(H) Exhibition

BABA’S ETERNAL GUIDELINES

On the occasion of this coming Dadhiicii Divas, we should reflect on its special significance and adhere strictly to Baba’s dharmic codes and teachings and establish the AM ideology. Be sure also to read note 1 explaining who is dadhiici.

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

Baba says, “Life represents Ideology. Life should be sacrificed for the Ideology.” (Ananda Vanii #15)

Namaskar,
Gurucharan Deva

OUR SANSKRIT NAMES

Little by little we should all be accustomed to following Baba’s below guideline and begin at least by using Deva when we sign our emails.

Baba says, “The word deva should be suffixed to the name…the more the usage of deva as a title, the better it is. The Sanskrit name should be used in all worldly dealings.” (Caryacarya-1)

Note 1: DADHIICI DOES NOT MEAN MARTYR

The terms ‘Dadhiici’ and ‘Martyr’ are not the same thing. That is why Baba has specially given the occasion as Dadhiici Divas and not ‘Martyrs Day’ or ‘Shahiids Day’ etc. Because the term dadhiici bears a unique & special significance.

Baba says:

“When Christians die for Christendom, they are called martyrs;
When Muslims die for Islam they are called shahiids;
When My children sacrifice their live for the ideals of Bha’gavat Dharma,
I call them Dadhiicis.” – 5 March, 1967

Hence in Ananda Marga, our concept of dadhiici has absolutely no relation with the Christian term martyr. Because Christian martyrs are only fighting for their selfish and narrow-minded group interest such as in the Crusades and other religious wars. Those martyrs did not sacrifice their lives for the welfare of one and all. In contrast in our AM, those Dahiicis who sacrificed their lives did something for the upliftment of the entire humanity. So none should be confused that the greatness of the term “dahiicis” is similar to the dogmatic Christian concept of “martyr.” Rather these two titles are worlds apart.

Note 2: LIST OF DADHIICIS IN ANANDA MARGA

Here following is a list of some of the brave and courageous WTs and Margiis who have sacrificed their lives for the mission:

On 5th March 1967:
Ac Abhedananda Avt
Ac Saccidananda Avt
Ac Bharat Brc
Ac Prabhash Brc,
and Ac Avadhesh Brc sacrificed their life at Ananda Nagar;

Bhagawat Panday (Ghazipur) near Meerut was killed by communists;

On 28th August 1969: Brother Ravi Sarkar sacrificed his life at Coochbehar;

On 30th April, 1982 at Calcutta in broad daylight, the following dedicated
people were killed by communist goondhas:
Avtk Ananda Praceta’ Ac
Ac Adhishivananda Avt
Ac Bhaveshvarananda Avt
Ac Krpashivananda Avt
Ac Artasevananda Avt
Ac Subashwarananda Avt
Ac Venketashwarananda Avt
Ac Kamaleshananda Avt
Ac Girishananda Avt
Ac Prashivananda Avt
Ac Shomnath Brc
Ac Mukul Brc
Ac Virendra Brc
Ac Subrat Brc
Ac Dhruvajyoti Brc
Ac Jagamohan Brc
Sri Ram Raghuvar at Jaipur.

Later on:
Ac Ajiitananda Avt was killed after severe torturing in the jail by the police of CPM at Calcutta;

Jan 24, 1988:
Ac Asitananda Avt lost his life at Gilliguchi;

April 2 1990:
Ac Asiimananda Avt (an agricultural specialist) along with four brothers were brutally butchered in broad-daylight by the CPM goondas at Ananda Nagar;

June 4 1990:
Ac Karunaketan Avt lost his life at Pundag railway station by the attack by CPM strong arms.

To these Dadhiicis I pay my deepest salutations.

PRABHAT SAMGIITA

“Tumi esechile, mrdu hesechile sudha’ d’ele…” – P.S. 2309

Purport:

Baba, You came and smiled softly and graced me with the showering of Your divine nectar. Unfortunately, that time I was just engrossed in my own lustful and crude attachments; I was oblivious of Your divine presence. Neither did I turn around to look towards You, nor did I talk with You. That was my pitiful condition.

Baba, keeping my room bolted shut, in that isolated condition I was just secretly involved in thinking about my own greatness. In that crude state of mind I was constantly hankering for more and more prestige – for more name and fame. Baba, I was sitting on the shore of the black river [1] only involved in my own selfish and egotistical thoughts.

O’ my dearest One, I did not look towards so You left – but even then You graced me with Your abundant love. Baba, You are so gracious. In spite of my not caring about Your arrival because my mind was so crude, even then You showered so much grace that the whole world is dancing ceaselessly in Your divine love. Baba, the colorful flowers are ensconced & swaying in Your loving vibration and they have started blossoming uncontrollably. It is Your causeless grace.

O’ Parma Purusa, You are so magnificent & gracious; You have come and blessed me with Your divine love– You have saturated my whole existence. Baba, You are grace personified…

END NOTES FOR PS #2309:

[1] Shore of the Black River [krs’n’a’ nadiir ku’le]: This represents that dark, negative, or degenerated state of mind where one’s mind is dominated by all kinds of crude thoughts and desires. Thus when the mind is very low and one is just hankering for prestige, and singing about their own glory, and they want that others should praise them;– Such persons are degenerated. Their mind is in the lower kosa. And they do not want to listen to anything other than the tales of their own greatness. This is what it means by sitting by the shore of the black river.

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One Should Assess Oneself on the Following

Baba says, “When human beings feel that, ‘Parama Purusa is my everything’, then that is called as sharan (shelter). No being can come under the sharan (shelter) of two different Entities. So what is the meaning of Sharanagati (surrender)? When living beings give up their ‘I-feeling’ by withdrawing the mind from any other object and completely adopt the feeling that Parama Purusa alone is my everything.”

“Up to the time when any person is thinking that they are working with their own strength, then we should understand that the feeling of sharanagati has not yet come in them. And when human beings think that, ‘I am doing the work only with His strength’, it means the feeling of sharanagati has come in their mind. So when living beings start thinking that, ‘Whatever work I am doing, I am doing with His strength’, then they have the feeling of sharanagati.” (General Darshan, Patna DMC, 1970, [from audio tape])
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Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2011 21:33:57-0000

From: NJK Deva

Subject: Demon or Saint: You Decide

Baba

== DEMON OR SAINT: YOU DECIDE ==

Namaskar,

In His related discourses, Baba guides us that we should know and understand history. History itself is important – without it one will just repeat the same mistakes made in the past.

Along with the longer-term history of our AM history, as Ananda Margiis we should also know the events which have taken place in the organisation since 1990. So many margiis fought to uphold our AM ideology. We should know what problems they faced and how they struggled. Then we will be best able to prevent such episodes in the future,

The following is one critical incident from this time.

THE STORY STARTS LIKE THIS

Just a few months ago, in mid-December 2010, after a sadhana program held in Alibag (Mumbai) one well-intentioned margii (referred herein as margii K) wrote a public letter of high praise about the greatness and saintliness of Viitamoha’nanda who attended that program.

Margii K wrote: “This year, Ac Viitamoha’nanda dada attended for the first time. He is a very noble WT.” And then that margii K went on to tell all kinds of glorious tales about Vitmoha’nanda.

In reply, brother Narayan Pandaji, the BP of Vishakapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), wrote the following:

“After 1993, Viitamoha’nanda was one of the chief captains of the special squad of Sarva’tma’nanda in eliminating the WTs / Grhii ma’rgiis who were coming against their group and protesting injustices. The same person along with Raviisha’nanda had come to take A’c. Maniis’a’nanda Avt. from Visakhapatnam at th end of October 1995 to Tiljala for eliminating him forever. Their plan was to remove Maniis’a’nanda’s avadhuta dress, put him in plain clothes, and forcibly take him to Tiljala. Their plan was not to be. Ba’ba’ saved Maniis’ananda Dada; so Viitamoha’nanda & Raviisha’nanda returned to Kolkata without Maniis’ananda and without his dress. I can’t bear the word “noble” used by you for such a hypocrite sanya’sii [like Viitamoha’nanda].”

DARK SCENES OF HISTORY: PART 1

We must all realise that in the course of history – even recent history – there are many dark scenes that people often deny. The above encounter really happened and the proof is that those days people did not speak up due to the reign of terror. No one dared speak openly about injustices and dogmas within the organisation. To do so was to purchase a ticket to be black-balled and get ousted. One would be threatened, expelled, beaten physically, tortured and finally eliminated – i.e. attacked and killed. This is not hearsay. That was the way things were working those days. Top Dadas would target anyone who questioned their modus operendi.

Innocent margiis who spoke up would face torture, attack, humiliation, punishment and even killing. This is rta; these are factual events; that is what was going on. That is why no one would dare open their mouth. Those few margiis who were writing about these injustices were terrorised. One should not fall into denial and forget this critical history, otherwise the same thing will be repeated in the future.

Those who came in AM yesterday may be surprised by hearing this; but those senior margiis and those active in the 1990’s know well what horror was going on. Those who came after 2000, or those who were just plain blind all along, they may not know this aspect of history mentioned above.

DARK SCENES OF HISTORY: PART 2

And indeed, not just in AM but each and every country, society, organisation etc carries a history of ghastly events. Eventually society changes, but some do not like to believe that those dark events actually took place on their soil. For instance, today some people cannot believe that members of the upper brahmin caste would put molten lead in the ears of women and harijains who heard the vedas. Yet Baba clearly tells us that this was going on.

Here the point is that even though some deny those dark events, we should not disregard those claims. Our history is full of shady scenes and that part of history must not be denied or suppressed.

From 1990 to ’97, so long as all those groupists were together, they were terrorising margiis and wts who raised their voice against those injustices. It is only due to the sacrifice of those courageous margiis who wrote back then, that we now have freedom of expression in AM today. Otherwise people could not write about those so-called great Dadas in centre and their black deeds.

RESOLUTION

One should not forget this history. What Pandaji is writing about Viitamoha’nanda is an eye-witness account. Dada Viitamoha’nanda and Dada Raviisha’nanda were both criminals and reached Vishakatpatnam in October 1995 with the sole intention of eliminating Ac Maniis’a’nanda Avt. That is what Pandaji is writing.

If you want to know more about this, please communicate with Narayan Panda of Vishakapatnam. He too faced terrible backlash from those groupist as he was punished and victimised in all sorts of ways for opposing their wrongdoing and misdeeds.

The duty of every margii is to become educated about our entire AM history, whether it be glorious or not. Denial is nothing but a sign of cowardliness.

Namaskar,

Nagendra

Note: If you have read entire letter and reached here, then you have to think: Are Dadas Viitamoha’nanda and Dada Raviishananda demons or what? If you just automatically scrolled down to this point then please go back to the top of this email and read through the entire letter and then decide.

Baba Nam Kevalam

PRABHAT SAMGIITA

“Saba’r saunge tumi a’cho, tumi a’cho, Prabhu tumi a’cho…” (PS 1111)

Purport:

O’ Lord, by Your grace You are with all; O’ Prabhu You are

ever-present, You know not any barriers of relativity. You always remain

with everyone. Baba, by showering Your infinite love & compassion, You have

graciously captivated and attracted my mind. Baba You are ever present–

ever present.

Baba, in the fast, ferocious winds of the cyclone, and in the deadly

grip of the cobra, at the time of death when the god of death comes near,

or when in the jaws of enemy, in all these terrifying circumstances You

shower Your sweet grace by smiling and dancing. Baba, even in the fire of

the unbearable inferno, You shower Your causeless grace and You turn

everything into the cool balm of sandalwood. Baba, You are ever-gracious.

Baba, You are present eternally. Even before anything was existed and

before there was even the hint of creation, You were present then also.

Because You are the Creator. Baba, You are the origin; You are omnipresent.

Even when there was no existence of seconds, minutes, hours, days, dates,

months, or years, and there was no way to count the time, that time also

You were there. Baba in that moment You were alone. There was no divine

play of hope and hopelessness between the Lord and His devotees; just You

were all alone. Baba, today You are ever-present along with Your creation.

And You are vibrating in Your liila’rasa, dancing with divine ecstasy in

the bond of love, showering Your grace to all the jiivas, and attracting

everyone close to you. Baba You are ever-present, omnipotent. Baba, Your

liila is unfathomable.

Baba, You are the beginning and You are the only desideratum, the Goal…

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Who is Real Human Being

Baba says, “Parama Purusa will be pleased when you serve His creation– not

only human beings, but also plants, animals, and the rest of creation. That

is bhu’ta yajina, pite yajina, and nr yajina are to be performed. Those who

have this feeling are human beings in the real sense of the term.” (AV-3,

p.58)

Note: Usually so-called advanced people do most things solely for their own

self-gratification and personal entertainment etc. Sometimes it may look

like they are doing social service work, but it is not social service in

the true sense. Because they are doing that “service” only to enhance their

own prestige and to garner praise from all around. And proof is that they

themselves brag about the little things that they did. So what they are

doing is just business, not service. If in their various duties and works

anyone does not feel that they are truly serving the progeny of Parama

Purusa, then we cannot call such people proper human beings.

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Date: 01 Mar 2011 14:07:36 -0000

From: “Gurucharan Deva”

To: AM-GLOBAL

Subject: Coming 5th March: Dadhiici Divas

 

Baba

 

== UP & COMING EVENT: DADHIICI DIVAS ==

 

WHY ONLY 5TH MARCH IS DADHIICI DIVAS

 

Namaskar,

The day of Dadhiici Divas is soon approaching. And this celebrated day of

Dadhiici Divas– March 5– holds special significance as dharmic sadhakas

laid down their lives for the great cause of ideology. Hence this is an

occasion to honor those who sacrificed themselves and also a time to

remember the unprecedented dedication it took to build up and establish AM

ideology.

 

Of course now things are going on differently, but prior to ’90 many great

deeds and works were going on regularly. So we should recount those

sacrifices done for the sake of ideology and take up the vow that once again we

should protect and propagate this grand AM ideology.

 

 

DADHIICI DIVAS IS ONLY CELEBRATED ON ONE DAY

 

Initially Dadhiici Divas was declared in memory of those great souls who

lost their lives in that tragic incident of 5 March 1967. And then more

struggles ensued and dedicated sadhakas sacrificed their lives for AM

ideology.

 

So Baba created the system and gave the idea that this day of March 5

will be the one single day to remember & honour all those who sacrificed

their existence for the great call of dharma– AM ideology.

 

Initially the observation of Dadhiici Divas began with the historical

sacrifice of 5 March 1967. Wherein some dedicated workers and margiis were

tragically and brutally murdered in a barbarous attack by the Communist

Party (West Bengal). It happened in Ananda Nagar; and since then this day

is held in their honour. Yet over time Dadhiici Divas has become the day

which marks the occasion to remember when any and all Margiis and WTs

sacrificed their life for the great cause of AM ideology, i.e Bhagavad

Dharma– irrespective of which date and in which particular manner their lives

were actually sacrificed. Only one day is fixed to honor those who gave

their life for the ideals of AM. And that day is Dadhiici Divas, 5 March.

 

 

THE DETAILS OF THAT FATEFUL DAY

 

Here is a more in-depth look back at the events which transpired on that

fateful day of 5 March 1967 as well as the events leading up to it.

 

As is commonly known our Ananda Nagar was first started on over 1000 acres

of dusty land in Baglata, Purulia Dst West Bengal in 1964. And that time so

many beautiful projects and programmes were started to materialise Baba’s

vision. There were primary schools, a college, a medical clinic, a children’s

home, etc. Many great projects were going on.

 

But by 1967 serious resistance started to come from the nefarious communist

party– CPI(M). Those days the CPI controlled the entire local Purulia area

and they had a wicked grip on the West Bengal Govt by controlling many high

positions.

 

So now we can see how the tensions were mounting those days.

 

Because on the one hand due to selfless service by our Marga wholetimers in

& around Ananda Nagar, the local people/ villagers were getting benefited

and were coming close. And the villagers began to see how the CPI was

exploiting them.

 

In reaction, the CPI(M) began to instigate local movements to conspire

against AM. To that end, members plotted and convinced local BDO Ashok

Chakravarty against our AN Ashram. Then in Aug 1966 this BDO came to our

Ashram saying he wanted to be a member of the controlling body of our AM

Degree College.

 

When it was explained to him that unfortunately he did not meet our

Ashram’s regulations for such a position, then he became quite furious and

irate. Then to counter-attack and get revenge he returned in Feb 1967

demanding for our Marga to support the local communist candidate in the

General Elections. Of course our WT & Margii brothers and sisters humbly

explained about our socio-spiritual approach and told that we do not support any

political party, per se. In that circumstance this negative BDO was

determined for revenge.

 

And not only that but he was goaded on and supported by the CPI(M). And an

intensive campaign started to defame AM among Purulia locals. And one

serious plot was hatched to attack our Ananda Nagar Ashram. No doubt local

people had developed good relations with our Ashram due to the different

service projects. But communist workers worked hard to undermine that.

And together with the BDO they sabotaged our relation with the villagers

through numerous underhanded and grotesque scene.

 

For example the communists and the BDO secretly slaughtered many cows and

stealthily spread those remains around the villages in the middle of the

night. And they told and spread the rumours that the Ananda Marg Ashramites

were responsible for the nefarious work. Of course in that case Hindus were

furious since they worship the cow as a goddess. And the CPI(M) told the

Muslim villagers that the AM sadhus had been driven out of Pakistan and

settled in Purulia with deep hatred toward Muslims, and that they would

surely be stealing all their land.

 

So after drumming up sufficient nasty hatred among villagers, the CPI & BDO

held onerous another meeting in Susundi village on March 3rd 1967. And they made all the Hindus and Muslims present that day to swear by oath on Mahabarata and Koran books to remove these AM sadhus by any means, including murder.

 

And fifth March was decided to be the day to carry out their dark plot. It

was known by all, including AN Ashram residents, all Purulia gov’t and

police officials and West Bengal gov’t that the event was planned.

 

Certainly Ananda Marg Sannyasis appealed to both the Purulia gov’t and to

police multiple times for protection and security from the oncoming doom. But

all of those appeals were ignored. And just one skeletal, paltry force of

police was assigned to the ashram grounds. That was the night of March 4th

but it was all only to make a show etc. Proof being that by three

o’clock in the morning of 5th March, Ananda Nagar was declared as being safe

by chief of police. So he left to go back to Purulia, leaving behind only

a small show of around thirty men.

 

But that too was only in show, as in morning when attack came, not one

policeman raised his hand. And that terrible day of 5 March 1967, thousands

of armed villagers arrived on the scene goaded by the hatred inculcated by

CPI workers. And in that fury the villages swept through our Ananda Nagar

ashram, destroying everything in sight.

 

On their horror-stricken path hundreds of AM residents were seriously

wounded and five were struck dead with mortal wounds. And not just killed,

but butchered & mauled. Among those victims who fought bravely to defend

Ananda Nagar & AM way of life were Dadas Abhedananda and Sachidananda.

 

 

CELEBRATION OF THE DAY

 

Altogether, 5th March 1967 is a day never to be forgotten in Ananda Marga

history. A day to recognise those who died for the highest goal.

 

And not just that day but in 1969 and up through the terrible murder of 18

Avadhutas in broad day-light in the early 80’s, and after that also– all

such persons who sacrificed for the special cause of AM ideology are

honourably called as Dadhiicis. And March 5 is in their memory as well.

 

In this way, Dadhiici Divas is known as a day of great dedication and

sacrifice for the high ideal of AM ideology.

 

 

HOW THINGS HAVE CHANGED

 

Thus in the past, prior to ’90, so many great things were done with much

heart-felt dedication for the establishment of our universal AM mission.

 

Unfortunately nowadays group leaders are moving in a totally different

flow, as they just remain engaged in various divisive misdeeds. And with

their greed and selfishness they are breaking everything– just making

their own cakes– and not at all reflecting the spirit of AM.

 

By the way these self-centered people are chasing after the power, they

will never get the divine grace of Baba. Because their groupist and crude

ways are not according to dharma.

 

 

BABA’S ETERNAL GUIDELINES

 

So we should not follow any group but just adhere strictly to Baba’s

dharmic codes and teachings and establish the AM ideology.

 

Baba says, “The unity of A’nanda Ma’rgiis should not be allowed to be

jeopardised for any reason. Unity should be maintained even at the risk of

your life.” (CC, part II, ‘Society’ chapter, point #13)

 

Baba says, “Fight for your Ideology. Be one with your Ideology. Live for

your Ideology. Die for your ideology.” (Ananda Vanii #14)

 

Baba says, “Life represents Ideology. Life should be sacrificed for the

Ideology.” (Ananda Vanii #15)

 

Namaskar,

Gurucharan

 

 

OUR SANSKRIT NAMES

 

Baba says, “At the time of initiation or shortly afterwards, those who do not

have a Sanskrit name should be given one by the ácárya/á. The word deva should

be suffixed to the name…the more the usage of deva as a title, the better it

is. The Sanskrit name should be used in all worldly dealings.” (Caryacarya-1)

 

 

PRABHAT SAMGIITA

 

“Tumi esechile, mrdu hesechile sudha’ d’ele…” – P.S. 2309

 

Purport:

 

Baba, You came and smiled softly and graced me with the showering of

Your divine nectar. Unfortunately, that time I was just engrossed in my own

lustful and crude attachments; I was oblivious of Your divine presence.

Neither did I turn around to look towards You; nor did I talk with You.

That was my pitiful condition.

Baba, keeping my room bolted shut, in that isolated state I was just

secretly involved in thinking about my own greatness. In that crude state

of mind I was constantly hankering for more and more prestige– for more

name and fame. Baba, I was sitting on the shore of the black river* only

involved in my own crude, selfish, and egoistic thoughts.

O’ my dearest One, I did not look towards so You left– but even then

You graced me with Your abundant love. Baba, You are so gracious. In spite

of my not caring about Your arrival because my mind was so crude, even then

You showered so much grace that the whole world is dancing ceaselessly in

Your divine love. Baba, the colorful flowers are ensconced & swaying in

Your loving vibration and they have started blossoming uncontrollably. It

is Your causeless grace.

O’ Baba, You are so magnificent & gracious; You have come and blessed me

with Your divine love– You have saturated my whole existence. Baba, You

are grace personified…

 

 

ASTERISK NOTES:

 

* ‘Shore of the black river’ [krs’n’a’ nadiir ku’le]= This represents that

dark, negative, or degenerated state of mind where one’s mind is dominated

by all kinds of crude thoughts and desires. Thus when the mind is very low

and one is just hankering for prestige, and singing about their own glory,

and they want that others should praise them;– Such persons are

degenerated. Their mind is in the lower kosa. And they do not want to

listen to anything other than the tales of their own greatness. This is

what it means by sitting by the shore of the black river.

 

 

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One Should Assess Oneself on the Following

 

Baba says, “When human beings feel that, ‘Parama Purusa is my

everything’, then that is called as sharan (shelter). No being can come

under the sharan (shelter) of two different Entities. So what is the

meaning of Sharanagati (surrender)? When living beings give up their

‘I-feeling’ by withdrawing the mind from any other object and completely

adopt the feeling that Parama Purusa alone is my everything.”

“Up to the time when any person is thinking that they are working with

their own strength, then we should understand that the feeling of

sharanagati has not yet come in them. And when human beings think that, ‘I

am doing the work only with His strength’, it means the feeling of

sharanagati has come in their mind. So when living beings start thinking

that, ‘Whatever work I am doing, I am doing with His strength’, then they

have the feeling of sharanagati.” (General Darshan, Patna DMC, 1970, [from

audio tape])

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Date: 01 Feb 2011 07:26:38 -0000

From: “Chandramohan Jha”

To: AM-GLOBAL

Subject: The Missing Link…

 

Baba

 

 

THE MISSING LINK IN MANAGING A.M. SERVICE PROJECTS:

 

THE ROLE OF MARGIIS IS VITAL

 

Namaskar,

While there are many trends happening in AM, here below is one important

scenario that deserves the attention of one and all.

 

These days, most Dadas posted overseas are busy in doing business. They

earn money for their survival and for their different projects; plus they

have to pay “dues” to their supervisors etc to save their own situation. In

this way they have various financial demands. And these demands, including

those for maintaining AM projects, are met increasingly through our Dadas’

various businesses.

 

As an organisation and Marga family, we have to carefully evaluate how

sustainable this approach is, and how far it supports the well-being of

our Wts.

 

 

A LOOK AT HISTORY

 

When we analyse the history of human society, there are numerous examples

of organizations which were only supported by particular individuals, or

only by a particular rich person, or only by the king. That organization

could not survive for a long time.

 

In India, in the Muslim period, many mosques had been sustained by the help

of the then Muslim rulers. And when the throne changed to a different

dynasty, thousands of mosques got abandoned.

 

In the era of domination of Buddhism in India, Buddhist monasteries were

financially supported by various kings. And when the rulers lost their

power, those Buddhist monasteries died a premature death.

 

The bottom line is, that if any organization is not depending upon support

from its local members and if those local members are not encouraged or

welcomed to be deeply involved in managing those projects, then that type

of organization will not survive long.

 

Thus, in our Marga in all our service projects, local margii involvement is

necessary. Indeed margiis should be encouraged and empowered with positions

of authority in all local service projects. So in each and every area, in

every district our local margiis should get the opportunity to manage the

projects and more new local people should get initiated and be brought in

to help along. Otherwise if only a migrant / transitory population alone is

managing the project– as is the case of Wts or margiis from other areas–

then it never gets success. And of course non-margiis can leave any time so

they cannot be depended upon to sponsor or oversee our projects.

 

 

BABA’S DIRECTION

 

That is why in each and every country, province, city, and town, Baba has

given the plan that local people– local margiis– should be actively

involved and they should be the managers of our organisational works in

that place. Only by this way can our projects grow. And in this way local

population will feel more and more connected with Ananda Marga. Because

they will see their own hometown citizens mangaing the projects. So they

will have trust etc.

 

Overall then two points are needed:

 

(A) Local Margiis must get opportunity to actively engage in and run the

local organisation projects.

 

(B) Specifically, the indigenous local population must be supportive. Our

AMPS organization must not depend on the migrant or temporary population

only.

 

 

OPPOSITE IS GOING ON

 

But in practice what we see is that most of the projects in AM are run with

the business money of Dadas. This is the case in various sectors. And when

the particular Dada who is funding a project gets transferred, then the

project falls apart. The reason is, that the Dada was overly busy in

business and feeding the project. And neither he had the support from his

supervisors, nor the time, nor the presence of mind to create and nourish

local margiis and inspire and give them duty to run the local service

projects.

 

But to build up our Marga, Baba guides us to do pracar among the local

people. That is the only way. In every nook and corner around the globe

Baba wants for AM to grow in this way.

 

Yet when we see the history of the last 20 years, then we see that gradually

our acaryas working overseas are getting more and more dependent on

business to earn money and run the projects. And more business involvement

is needed to fulfill their different financial needs — from local

arrangements to what their supervisors are pressing them to give. In this

condition sincere Wts hardly have time to manage their own psycho-spiritual

development– let alone be able to guide margiis in that arena. Thus Wts

engage more heavily in their business affairs when spiritual life gets

neglected.

 

 

OTHER REPERCUSSIONS

 

Not only that some of most harmful consequences of this are as follows.

 

A) When such Dadas get transferred, then those very projects – which they are

feeding by their own legal or illegal business – collapse.

 

B) The standard of acaryas is getting lower day by day. Here low means,

relative to what the conduct of one acarya should be. Most of the acaryas

who are deeply involved in business lose that type of inspiration and

spiritual conduct. For business, these acaryas spend a lot of time traveling

around. During these periods especially, they have much difficulty in following

16 points and dietary rules. Instead they are constantly thinking about business

and money; the mind gets degenerated step by step.

 

There are so many examples which can be cited with different names and their

history and business. But I think that those who are senior margiis, they

know all those things. Time to time other margiis have also discussed about

this, on this net.

 

And the overall effect is that our respected acaryas fall prey to negative

microvita.

 

 

HOW NEGATIVE MICROVITA DOMINATES

 

A particular microvita takes influence on the human mind when the mind

begins to degenerate. This causes the mind to satisfy itself compromising

with ideology, to adjust in selfish way with the crude world.

 

Baba says, “Microvita exerts greater influence on the mind than on the

body. …They (yaksa microvita) advise human beings, “Practice dharma

sa’dhana’ as and where you are. Continue it in perfect adjustment with

everything.” That is, they advise a kind of selfish adjustment.” (MV, p.106)

 

In result we have seen so many WTs who were involved in serious

businesses affairs left their acaryaship. And they are nowadays leading

degenerated life. The number of such degenerated avadhutas are not one or

two. Rather the tragedy is that this list will counts up to several hundred.

 

Unfortunately, when these acaryas were earning money by different

businesses and feeding their own projects, then they never thought that

their fate will be like this. Because, according to the cosmic principle,

progress or degeneration does not come in a flash, usually.

 

In a continuous way, the mind gets crudified or elevated according to the

actions which one does, or in which one is involved. For example, initially

those well-intentioned Dadas thought for money I have to gain the money.

But then in that course when they are involved in jewelry business, or

selling various goods and clothes, ladies garments, soda water and other

foods and company products, then in an attempt to build their business

they attend different lowly environments at the beach, or pseudo-culture or nude

gatherings. Then they are forced to see the ugly scene. So in the face of

all this their mind gets degenerated. And such WTs end up justifying this

negative scene by convincing themselves that “this way we have to adjust

and do Baba’s work. To earn money.”

 

So this is the sad state of affairs because surely when the human mind is

exposed to such types of negativity then the outcome is not good.

 

 

WRONG UNDERSTANDING OF “OBJECTIVE ADJUSTMENT”

 

In this way those WT’s get trapped and their flow gets totally affected &

by this way the mind gets more and more degenerated. Means these acaryas

forget the goal– engrossed in avidya maya. Yet as they get more immersed in this

they convince themselves and do self-cheating by justifying internally and

also to their friends, “Objective adjustment…Objective adjustment…We

should compromise with our rules and regulations, for earning money”.

 

Meanwhile the real definition of objective adjustment, such people they do

not know. And in confused state, they think that staying in five-star

hotels, taking bath in swimming pools with other nude or semi-nude people

of opposite sex. Or during sadhana, even listening to pop music. To such

things these acaryas misguidingly give the label, “objective adjustment”.

In the name of adjustment, various Didis are also involved in business. And

they do not follow Baba’s guidelines. Instead they keep long hair, go to

different beauty parlors to make their hair proper, and they use all sorts

of cosmetic make-up on their faces and dress as if they are business

representatives.

 

So you see the situation. In the name of objective adjustment, such acaryas

are cheating themselves. And they get involved in crude business

activities, 24 hours. Unfortunately, the whole day they pass their time,

thinking about and selling their merchandise or smuggled items-those things

that they are selling. Maybe in the beach side, or street selling. Or

working as salesman wandering around the market.

 

So when in this way their daytime passes, then one can imagine what happens

to their sadhana and asana. That is zero.

 

So in such a condition, earning money becomes the primary goal. And Parama

Purusa, becomes secondary. And in that degenerate state, such people lose

the path. And they become microvita yaksa, in due course. This is one

horrible stage.

 

Here we are not saying that this happens with all Dadas etc. Rather the point

is that any Wt who begins to compromise in this way suffers and faces

degeneration. And this entire formula applies to margiis and LFTs as well.

 

 

ALARMING SITUATION

 

Indeed, this very negative situation is alarming for everyone. Maybe as a

WT and involved in business, or maybe, a family margii who is doing a lot

of adjustment and compromising with the various Baba’s teachings. So

everyone should be careful. And mend their way. Bring back unto the path of

dharma. For future progress, and to achieve the goal – Parama Purusa.

 

If one unknowingly even, does something wrong or sinful. Then the wrongdoer

has to face the consequence. Ignorance of the rule will not help. Or it

will not be one excuse, that “I was not aware that giving more importance

to money will open the door to convert myself to microvita – yaksa”.

 

Human life is very rare. Our goal, or aim of life is Parama Purusa. And

eternal peace will be achieved at His feet. There is no other way. Only

Parama Purusa is the shelter. Not money.

 

 

BABA’S SPECIAL TEACHINGS

 

Some important notes and quotes are here below which relate to this entire

them of those who meet their fate due to over-involvement in business

affairs.

 

Baba says, “Those who were decent human beings and deeply spiritual, and

used to collect money for a noble cause, but in the process of fund raising

forgot Parama Purus’a and attached greater importance to their fund raising

at the cost of Parama Purus’a — that is, they remembered Parama Purus’a as

part of dharma sa’dhana’ and collected money for a great cause, and

although Parama Purus’a was the goal collecting money became the dominant

desire — they attain the state of yaks’a devayonii after their demise.”

(MV, p.105)

 

Baba says, “Those who constantly think about rupees or dollars attain a

kind of sama’dhi, too, for they become completely identified with their

crude object of attraction. If such people incur heavy losses due to the

collapse of their business or bank, they will die an instant death, for the

pillars on which their life was built crumbled beneath them. So, once they

lost their wealth, they lost their lives too.” (APH-6, p.404)

 

Baba says, “Microvita do not divert the mind from the path of dharma, but

they do not allow the human mind to accept dharma as the dominant

propensity.” (MV, p.106)

 

Even then I have deep faith that in the near future we will advance ahead

rapidly and build up a brilliant AM society and spread the ideals of dharma

and welfare to all the four corners.

 

 

OVERALL MESSAGE

 

The overall message then is two-fold. To run successful AM service projects

in any area, both local margiis and the general society must support and be

actively engaged in that project. Our Wts are to advise but not indulge

in the daily operation of those projects, otherwise our service programs

will not last. And side by side, regardless of whether one is WT or margii,

we should be extremely vigilant not to allow the mind to become so crudified

that we lose our sadhana and become totally immersed in worldly works. For

this honesty is needed both with ourselves and those around us. The aim must

be Him and not any mundane engagement.

 

 

BABA’S BLESSING

 

Here we should take help from Baba’s following guideline.

 

Baba says, “There are many good people in this world who want to do good

work. You should convince them, work with them, and organise them to do

maximum service for the suffering humanity.” (PNS-17, p.51)

 

Namaskar,

Chandramohan

 

 

PRABHAT SAMGIITA

 

“Aja’na’ Pathik eseche…” – P.S. 4490

 

Purport:

 

The Parama Purusa Ajana Pathik has come. He has filled this mortal world

with the love of flowers and fruits. For Him no one is distant, no one is

alien, everyone is His own– close and intimate.

He has wiped away all the tears and removed the suffering of everyone.

Baba has come riding on the chariot of effulgence. He is associated with

one and all through His ota and prota yoga. He is pulling everyone with His

divine attraction and with the blessing of His varabhaya mudra. Today Baba

has come. The whole world is inundated with His love– His grace….

 

 

 

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Fate of Egotistical People

 

Baba says, “It is only when the human beings, become puffed up with vanity

and misuse the power granted to them by Parama Purus’a, that He steals

everything from them. Hence, He is called Darpaha’rii – the stealer of

vanity…Vain people suffer a similar fate when their vanity is destroyed

as the balloon faces when its air is let out. But, does Parama Purus’a

snatch away everything from everyone? No, He takes away only when the unit

beings try to create obstructions in the flow of His creation.” (APH-4,

p.247)

 

Note: In the above teaching Baba warns us about the fate of arrogant

people. As we know the ultimate antidote is developing a devotional link in

life and surrendering to the sweet will of Parama Purusa. Then in that case

arrogance will not get the scope to crop up. Unfortunately some in our

Marga overlook their devotional practices and instead get wrapped up in

their own plans and programs. Such persons can be easily recognised as all

day long they tell, ‘I did this or I did that… I delivered one lecture

and all were amazed… I created one project… or I should be the

ruler…’ and on and on they go about their own unit deeds & desires–

intoxicated by their little accomplishments and imposing their will on

others. To lovingly rectify such persons, Parama Purusa describes above

what dramatic intervention He takes. Looking around today, we can see how

some in our Marga have already undergone this thing and others are going to

experience the same similar fate.

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