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Date: 17 Aug 2010 22:41:55 -0000
From: “Subhash Dholakia”
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: Shravanii Purnima: Journey from Pre-historic Era

Baba

“Shra’van’ii pu’rn’ima’r katha’ a’j mane par’e…” (P.S. 4954)

Purport:

Baba, today the divine story of Shra’van’ii Pu’rn’ima’ is coming in my
mind, in my heart. O’ Bandhu, the memory of Shra’van’ii Pu’rn’ima’ is
floating in my mind. The glorious advent of that historical day is still
fresh in my mind when the divine play between the staticity and divinity
started happening [1]. That time the sweet fragrant air was saturated
with the aroma of the night jasmine; it was permeating the entire
atmosphere.This yuthika’ flower was full of sweetness & love. A sweet,
mild breeze was blowing and various creatures including frogs were
singing the chorus with great joy. On the crude mind, the grace of
Supreme Consciousness happened with the divine force of ista mantra
shakti. On that very day of Shravanii Purnima new vibrations of
effulgence were created on this earth as the radiant effulgence pierced
through the fog & the darkness. O’ Baba, the memory of that Shra’van’ii
Pu’rn’ima’ is still fresh in my mind, by Your grace…

[1] Here Baba is poetically referring to when the first initiate
Kalicharanji was blessed by receiving initiation then he started
repeating his Ista mantra & with the incantative power of the mantra his
sleeping divinity was aroused.

== SHRAVANII PURNIMA ==

~ JOURNEY FROM PRE-HISTORIC ERA TO PRESENT DAY ~

Namaskar,
With our AM festival of Shravanii Purnima (23 Aug 2010) up and coming,
as a family this is a perfect time to contemplate the great significance
of this most blessed day. For it was on this very occasion, in 1939,
that the Lord Shrii Shrii Anandamurtiji began the holy mission of Ananda
Marga. And it is this very mission that will lead the entire humanity up
to its unparalleled glory.

THAT PRE-HISTORIC ERA

The human race has had an arduous and long journey up to this present
era. Verily, it was ions and ions ago that humans first came onto this
earth.

Baba says, “Human beings were born onto this earth about one million
years ago.” (AV-5)

Yet those early humans were quite undeveloped in their ways. Due to so
many hardships and the struggle for survival, those early human could
not advance.

Baba says, “In prehistoric times people were no better than animals.
There was no difference between primitive humans living in caves and
ape-men and proto-apes living in caves.” (APH-6)

So for tens and even hundreds of thousands of years, humans were just
wallowing in animalistic ways, unable to develop mentally or live in a
remotely civilised way.

THE FIRST SIGNS OF PROGRESS

Considering that humans came on this earth so very long ago, it was only
relatively recently that they could progress.

Baba says, “Humanity’s journey on the path of civilization started only
15,000 years ago. This can be inferred from the fact that human beings
began evolving language about this time.” (AFPS-9)

So it was around 15,000 years ago, that those few early rishis and munis
first propounded the vedas and began asking existential questions such
as ‘who am I’, ‘from where have I come’, and ‘what is the goal of life’.
Thus began the human quest for truth and divine realisation.

THE ADVENT OF TWO MAHASAMBHUTIS

However, it would still take thousands of more years for the general
society to also begin its advancement.

Baba says, “A full-fledged civilization, with the four symbols of
advancement – agriculture, the wheel, dress and script – started only
about 7000 years ago. Human beings had grasped the rudimentals of these
four inventions by this time. Pictorial letters were invented less than
7000 years ago, and philosophy was discovered about 4000 years ago.”
(AFPS-9)

Thus it was only 7000 years ago with the advent of Lord Shiva that human
beings could live in a more organised and civilised way. It needed the
advent of a Mahasambhuti to pull human beings up to this respectable
level where they could formulate the basis of a civilised society.

And that progress continued for some time but then stalled again. At
that point, 3500 years later, the next Mahasambhuti took advent on this
earth. With Sri Krsna’s advent, humans progressed in many ways,
including how to make a more personal link with God. But even then the
progress was slow as it took the humanity hundreds and thousands of
years to realise Sri Krsna’s teachings. Not until the birth of great
devotees like Mirabai and Caetanya Mahaprabhu could people get a glimpse
of Krnsa’s intimate guidelines– and even then many of His teachings
were lost. And once again the society fell into stagnancy.

BABA’S DIVINE ADVENT, SHRAVANII PURNIMA,

AND THE START OF THE ANANDA MARGA MISSION

And that stagnancy continued, or even worsened, right up until this
ultra-modern era of the 20th century. Materialism, communism,
atheism,and religious dogmas had covered the earth. There was no light
in any direction and even the good people could not find the way to pull
society forward. In that desperate and bleak circumstance where people
were sunk in gloom, ignorance, and suffering, there was the dire need
for the advent of a Great Personality.

Baba says, “At the transitional point, human beings become confused:
they lose the ability to discriminate between dharma and adharma, what
they should and what they should not do. At that moment, the advent of a
great personality becomes an imperative necessity… to teach people
what dharma is and what adharma is, what to do and what not to do, and
which path would bring the highest fulfilment in their lives. He arrived
at the right time, the transitional period in history.” (NKS, Disc: 16)

Baba graciously took advent and manifested Himself in 1921, this divine
truth we all know. And it was only a short 18 years later, on the day of
Shravanii Purnima in 1939, that He graciously began the great mission of
Ananda Marga by initiating His first disciple into AM sadhana.

Baba says, “This is Shra’van’ii Purnima. It is an important day….That
was the first spiritual initiation I ever imparted to anyone. And that
same day, Shra’van’ii Purnima, has again returned.” (AFPS-5, ‘Shravanii
Purnima’ Discourse)

So although the organisation AMPS was not formed until 1955, the great
ideological and devotional mission of Ananda Marga formally began years
earlier in 1939 with the first initiation on Shravanii Purnima.

HUMANITY HAS A NEW PATHWAY

Hence the day of Shravanii Purnima bears great significance because it
is this very initiation into AM sadhana that marks the beginning of a
new era for the humanity.

Baba says, “…The light of sa’dhana’ shall dispel the thick darkness,
notwithstanding the night of the pangs of humanity. Sunshine is destined
in human life.” (A’nanda Va’nii #39)

So on Shravanii Purnima (1939), Baba graced the humanity by founding His
ideological mission and beginning the devotional cult of AM sadhana. We
can say this day truly marks the inception of Ananda Marga. And each
year we observe this special occasion as one of our AM festivals.

And it is not just a festival of Ananda Marga, it is a day that bears
significance to all. Because Baba’s teachings are for everyone– the
entire humanity. None will be left behind; all will be served and
respected; and all will be given the opportunity and scope to advance on
the path of spirituality.

By His divine advent and with the teaching of sadhana, Baba has given a
pathway for all to move ahead and establish themselves in the highest
glory and drift in His bliss.

PRESENT AND FUTURE VANGUARDS

OF THE SOCIETY

Thus Shravanii Purnima is the occasion that celebrates how the Lord and
has come with a mission and showed the path to all.

And since 1939, those who have come onto the path of AM sadhana and
taught that dharma to others, they are the veritable vanguards of the
society. They are the venerable ones. And those who are now following
the ideological mission and devotional cult of AM today will one day be
venerated by others.

Because Baba has given the pathway and those humans who share that with
others and watch over society’s growth and development are the true
vanguards.

Baba says, “Yours should be a glorious march towards the Supreme Goal,
and you should remember that you are not to pause a moment during this
movement. The entire human society is anxiously waiting for you, for
your service. You will have to shoulder a great responsibility for this
suffering humanity. You know that humanity is bleeding, and you will
have to save it. You should remember that if you do not help humanity,
who else will come and shoulder the responsibility? It is you, you are
to do everything. You are the torch bearers of human civilization. You
are the pioneers of the human march, you are the vanguards of the new
civilization.” (Baba, ‘Social Discourses’)

BABA’S BLESSING

By Baba’s grace we are fortunate to have come on the path of AM. It is
this very path that will lead us and the entire humanity to the apex our
human existence– life divine. And it is this very path which began on
Shravanii Purnima day in 1939. As the festival of this day is again upon
us, may we all experience His bliss and blessing on this most momentous
and memorable occasion and share that love with one and all.

Baba says, “Oh! the followers of Ananda Marga, march along the path of
satya and awaken the satya hidden in you. Develop the cosmic
consciousness that is latent in you. In the same manner as Bhagiratha
through his sagacious powers summoned the holy currents of the
Gangottarii through the dark mountain-chasms. Through those currents of
satya, enliven your society and carry it along on the path of the
infinite ocean of inseparable souls which are awakening on the road to
the Supreme Union – the holy confluence of the sea. When this is
attained, there will be no mean wanderings or the externalized struggle
for existence. There will be one Universal “You” who will forget is own
self in the serenity of the serene, the serene, the exaltation of
Consciousness and the holy touch of the supremely blessed.” (SS-1)

Namaskar,
Subhash

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Eternal Truth

Baba says, “The fact is that human ability, human capability and human
efficiency are almost nil. Nothing really belongs to a human. He gets
everything from the Supreme Entity. If he does not take food for
three or four days continuously – of for three, four or five years –
then nothing will be left of him. He will not be able to speak or
move. Thus, nothing belongs to humans. A bhakta knows that what
belongs to him is His, because he is His.” (AV-2, p.6)

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Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2010 23:44:18 -0000
To: am-global@earthlink.net
From: Jawaharlal (Jawaharlal_T@banknet…>
Subject: We Are Not At All…

BABA

“Malay va’ta’se madhu nishva’se ke go ele mor phulavane…” P.S. 1801

Purport:

O the Divine Entity who are You who has come in my flower garden in this
spring season with a sweet and charming smile. When I saw You for the first
time I was surprised, and it was difficult to think that such an attractive
Entity would be here. I wanted to look towards You more intimately but I
could not, that time I was sitting in the flower garden unmindfully.

I couldn’t even hear the footsteps of Your arrival, & You did not give
any hint or clue before coming to this garden. So I could not receive You
properly nor could I offer You a garland. You have graced me by coming here
but You have not cared about receiving an invitation. Please tell me, O’
Divine Entity, who are You?

Understanding Your liila is impossible. Within a flash You become tough and
then in the next moment You are as tender as a flower– like a garland of
love –so sweet and charming. O divine Entity You cannot be understood. You
are Infinite–no beginning, & no end. Through the practice of sadhana and
dhyana I am surrendering myself at Your alter.

Baba You have graced me by coming to my mental flower garden…

== WE ARE NOT AT ALL HINDU ==

Namaskar.
Sometimes I go along with different Dadas to do pracar work in and around
my district, region, and to other places also. And it is surprising that
when talking to non-margiis then they say that AM is like the Hindu
religion. And the people ask, “Swamiji, are you Hindu?’ And our Dada (i.e.
Swamiji) replied ‘yes’. Hearing all this while moving around India with
Dadas was surprising for me. And then I wondered if Dadas in overseas areas
identify themselves as Christians or Jewish etc.

What happens overseas I cannot say, but here in India I see all this going
on; but I did not say anything or oppose. Because then Dadas may not like
to have me around. But this is the common experience that I saw when moving
about with various Dadas. And if we are moving about on the train and then
common people sometimes approach our Dadas and ask if they are Hindu or
not. Because not always on the train do they wear their turbins etc. And
again Dadas reply in the affirmative about being Hindu. And then sometimes
they further justify that the practices are same as Hinduism: fasting,
puja, kiirtan etc.

By this way our Dadas get more respect. And some overseas Dadas also come
and move around the dogmatic holy places here in India and when I ask them
about why they do like this, then they reply that ‘Indian soil, Hinduism
etc are just like Ananda Marga’.

So due to certain lack of understanding Baba’s teachings then this dogma
about AM being a form of Hinduism is still prevailing. Because not in one
place but I am two trips outside– one to Balii, Indonesia and one to
Africa. And both the places some of our Dada link themselves up with
Hinduism, especially in Africa where they even registered as Hindus.

Of course, solid Ananda Margiis are not blind in this way but some who are
less strong get involved in these types of interactions. So because some
Dadas are regularly giving such replies I thought that we should get rid
from the confusion and have written these following things.

NOT LIKE THE DOGMA OF HINDUISM

In beginning period, before 1960, Ananda Marga was facing serious
opposition from the dogmatic Hindu priests. By seeing the way and different
teachings of Ananda Marga, it superficially looks like Ananda Margiis are
Hindu. Because fasting, puja, and sentient food, meditation, so many
similarities. And in Hindu religion also, some or other form, some or more
degree, all these things are present. And then, no doubt in Hinduism these
things were mixed with various sorts of dogma and that made them
unpalatable for rational persons.

SO MANY OFF-SHOOTS OF HINDUISM

Because in India, in this 19th and 20th Centuries, many off-shoots came
from this Hindu religion. Just like “Yogada’ Matha” started from Swami
Yogananda. And Ramakrsna Mission with Ramakrsna Paramahansa, and
Vivekananda. Then Arvind Ghos in Pandicheri. And Hare Krsna started by
Prabhupada. Also Maharshi Mahesh Yogi, who started Transcendental
Meditation. And so many swamis like Swami Rama, Acarya Rajanish, then
Divine Life, Swami Shivananda etc.

All these above founders and religions are just a little modification of
Hindu religion. So many dogmas are there. In other words we can say, these
all are reformist type. They don’t like for major change. Because these
yogis they were ordinary human beings so they did not have courage to fight
against dogma. So age-old dogma of caste system, and different disparities
and domination of priests etc, and so many more dogmas they did not even
touch those points. And that was not enough for all-round progress for
everyone. So, Ananda Marga was the need.

SOME OF THE EARLY DHARMIC HISTORY OF AM

In the beginning, when Ananda Marg started in 1955, many people started
thinking that this too was one off-shoot of the Hindu religion. But later
on they found that domination of priests was not there, that’s why
exploiter priests they became agitated by seeing AM.

In India the Brahmins were treated as superior by the dogmatic Hindu
culture. To distinguish their personality, all dogmatic Brahmins they keep
one sacred hair (antenna) on their head. In local language, sacred hair is
called as tiiki or teek (pig tail). Or some areas, churki.

So-called brahmins they can cut all the hair from their head, up to just
half-inch long. But on the top of their head, around the sahasrara cakra,
minimum one square centimeter up to one square inch sometimes area, and
those who are strong fundamentalists, pandits, they keep around four square
inches reserved for growing the hair. So in the top of the head, those hair
which is left to grow, they grow up to four, five, seven, ten inches.

Whatever it may be. So from distance it is looking like one antenna of hair
on the head. It is just like one television antenna on the house looking
completely different from the rest of the house, clearly seen from the
distance.

WHY THE HINDU DOGMA KEEPING SACRED HAIR??

The question is that, why Hindu priests are keeping such an antenna on
their head. What is the reason? What is the benefit? Priests they like to
identify some difference from the common society, so they get more respect.

Because Christians and Muslims, they don’t keep. General aboriginal public
of India cannot keep it whereas the Aryans community in India public of can
keep, and priest can keep longer and biggest one. Longest sacred hair. In
short we can say that this sacred hair – this antenna – is one sign of
Hindu believers. Still in the villages this dogma is going on.

WHY THE HINDU DOGMA KEEPING SACRED THREAD??

Another dogma is also very prevalent. That is, keeping sacred thread. On
their body directly Brahmins are keeping one thread, which starts from the
left shoulder and goes down diagonally to the right waist. And then back up
the back, tied up to make one ring around the body.

When babies are born, then they do not have right to put this sacred
thread. But when they are grown up, one ceremony happens when priests get
alot of donation. And they use certain chanting. And bless with that sacred
thread (yajina-upaviit). And this special yajina-upaviit only brahmins can
keep. Only certain caste. Not vaeshya, ksattriya, shuddra, such persons cannot
keep. Even those who belong to Hindu religion. On this point of yagyopavit,
brahmins supremacy is established. Only brahmins are allowed to do. Earlier if
anybody who belongs to so-called lower caste, even of Hindu religion, is
trying to wear, then they will be punished.

As I described above, there are two serious external symbols of their
supremacy. One is sacred hair (antenna), and another is yajina-upaviit that is
sacred thread. All these yogiis those who were just reformist type, and as
I described their name and religion above, they did not try to touch this
dogma. For them it was impossible to oppose this. So although these dogmas
were creating huge disparity even within Hindu religion itself; but
the sentiment was so strong that if these yogis would have opposed this
then they themselves would have been crushed to zero. So all these above
yogis, reformists, their followers are keeping all those things if they like.

NOT SACRED, JUST SOBER

Here is the real history of how the sacred thread came into being.

Baba says, “Most of the people in the Vedic age drank excessive amounts of
fermented juice, called somarasa, and ate meat, including beef. After the
advent of Shiva, in the time of the Yajurveda, people were encouraged to
rear cows to produce milk and to discontinue eating meat. Nevertheless,
many people in the Vaedic age were alcoholics, and even those who
performed religious rituals had great difficulty carrying out their
duties properly. Consequently, a custom was introduced which made it
compulsory for priests to wear a deer skin across their shoulders, called
upavita. This clearly identified the priest so that he would not be
served alcohol while conducting religious ceremonies. Gradually, over
the course of time, the deer skin was transformed into a thread. Today
this thread is the symbol of the Brahmin caste in Hindu society.” (PNS-16)

AM = ONE HUMAN SOCIETY

Since beginning when AM started in 1955, Baba started a system of ‘One
Human Society’ and gave the slogan “Ma’nava Ma’nava Eka Hai”. It was very
clear by Baba’s approach itself that Baba started initiating everybody,
without any caste differentiation. But before coming of AM in 1955, only
brahmins were allowed to do sadhana.

Not only that, Baba has hammered on the head of the dogma with sledge hammer.
And He has made the rule that before taking initiation, they have to remove
their sacred thread and sacred hair. So on the point of removing these two
so-called sacred things, brahmins became strong deadly enemy against AM.
Because Baba has hit on their life source. Livelihood. In other words, the
existence of these so-called Brahmins was threatened. So, these so-called
brahmins opposed AM with their full strength, tooth and nail.

So AM is not at all dogmatic Hinduism rather it is something much, much
higher. So we should all think and review on this so as to avoid making a
wrong picture in the future. Because after all the world is changing fast
and the dogmatic religions are falling our of favour. So we should present
our Marga as the dharma that it is and not sink into the depths of the
dogmatic religions like Hinduism.

And of course most margiis and field workers are indeed following directly
in Baba’s dharmic footsteps– and by keeping the saffron flag high we are
reaching our Goal.

BABA’S BLESSING

Baba says, “Parama Purus’a has blessed you with the hands to work and legs
to move; has infused you with the stamina to act; has endowed you with
practical intelligence, so make the best use of them in the fight against
the demons. You must not sit idle relying on fate. Be vigorously active.”
(Ananda Vanii #46)

Namaskar
Jawaharlal

Note: Those days were not just peaceful, sweet days of Jamalpur. Those who
are thinking that it was just era of “Vraj”, they do not know the real
history. Baba was inviting direct confrontation against all sorts of dogma.
Many Margiis suffered alot when they cut their sacred thread and hair. They
were opposed by their relatives, their friends, their other village
neighbors. And threatened, and so many places they got beating also.

All these things happened, mostly in rural area of India. And several
thousand Margiis suffered and faced the problem. And they did not bow down.
Remained as bona fide member of AM and fought against dogma. All negative
people they created huge opposition. Like thunder or hail storm. But they
remained standing undauntedly. Only surrendering at Baba’s feet, this was
possible. So much struggle those Margiis faced.

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Proper Plan of Life

Baba is revealing how ignorant, short-sighted people think and plan in
their dogmatic way.

Baba says, “Some people consider that one should start intuitional practice
in old age when a person has more leisure, after one has spent the prime of
one’s life earning money. People are afraid that they may face insecurity
and difficulties in their old age if they do not accumulate enough wealth
before their bodies weaken with age, rendering them incapable of hard work.
They regard the prime of life as the period intended for earning money, and
old age with its decreased capacity for hard work as the time to remember
God. They are labouring under the misconception that hard work is not
necessary for intuitional practice and that old age is therefore the proper
time for it.” (AMEP, ’98, p.131-32)

Now here following Baba is giving the answer.

Baba says, “Whoever is born is bound to die and one is constantly
approaching death, not knowing when it will come. It is never certain if
one will live to grow old. Yet people reserve the most important work of
practising sa’dhana’ for the time when the body has become completely
enfeebled and the fatuous mind of old age has become entangled in the
reactions of this life to such an extent that it is afraid of starting
anything new. Ordinarily it is fear of one’s approaching death that makes
one think of God in old age. One’s evil deeds begin to haunt one, and one
starts praying and imploring God to save him or her from the consequences
of one’s deeds. There is no value in remembering God in old age, when it is
not possible to concentrate the mind due to the weakness and disease of the
body and its preoccupation with the reactions (sam’ska’ras) of the deeds of
this life. The mind then is caught up in the infirmities of the body, in
the diseases of old age, impending death, and most of all, in memories of
past incidents, and it is impossible to concentrate it. For these reasons
one is incapable of intuitional practice.” (AMEP, ’98, p.132)

Note: This problem is such a common ailment that 99.9% of the people in the
present society are caught up in this whirlpool. And by this way their
whole life gets wasted. It is our duty to think again and again and reach
the conclusion about what is the best approach to utilise this priceless
human life.

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From: “Karma Rasa”
To: AM-GLOBAL
Subject: Baba Has Given Everything…
Date: Sat, 15 May 2010 23:47:04 +0000

Baba

“Tumi yadi bha’lo ba’so keno na’hi a’so ka’che…” (PS 3039)

Purport:

Baba, by Your grace, I have so much love for You. If You love me then
why don’t You come close. Baba, please come in the depths of my heart– I
am calling You. O’ Divine Entity, why are You smiling from a distance in
Your extremely charming and captivating form. Why are You not coming close
so I can hold You tightly and make You mine.

O’ my Dearmost, I have been waiting with great anticipation for Your
arrival, but, alas, You are remaining far away– beyond my reach. Baba, in
the disappointment and sadness of Your not coming, in that hopelessness the
braids in my hair have become loose and fallen. My exquisitely threaded
flower garland which I made exclusively for You has become dried up and
fallen to the ground, on the dusty floor. O’ Rupamaya [1], O’ Divine
Entity, with the tears pouring from my coloured eyes, everything in this
expressed universe is floating away.

Baba, I have heard that You remember everything and that You never
forget anything; I have heard that You keep everyone in Your mind, always.
All are Your very close. O’ Divine One, at last You have satisfied my
heart. By Your grace, You have come to me in the madhavii garden and
saturated each & every pore of my mind with Your heavenly sweetness. Baba,
You have graciously filled my heart with Your love; You have showered Your
grace and made me Yours…

NOTES FOR PRABHAT SAMGIITA 3039:

[1] Rupamaya: [‘Rup’ means ‘form’ and ‘may’ means ‘consisting of’.] This is
one of the innumerable names of Parama Purusa that describes one of His
infinite qualities: Namely, how He has graciously come in the form. By His
wish He has manifested Himself and come in His charming form. That is why
one of the names of Parama Purusa is Rupamaya.

BABA HAS GIVEN EVERYTHING–

INCLUDING ALL THE ANANDA VANIIS

THAT ARE NEEDED

Namaskar,
Our blessed holiday of Ananda Purnima is coming soon – May 27. That is one of
the most glorious occasions in our Marga. We all gather and celebrate His
Divine advent.

Unfortunately, since 1990, this highly devotional occasion has been riddled
by one dogma: The issueing of Fake Ananda Vaniis by one or more groups.

Here is the story about that and how we must rid this dogma from our AM
society.

SOME OF THE HISTORY

Since some time the discussion has going on how we can solve the problem
of the Fake Ananda Vanii. Because since 1991 every year, two times we are
receiving some quotes, wrongly named as ‘Ananda Vanii’ by the leading
groupists.

So, as one solution, in our unit we collectively decided that since we
already have 74 Ananda Vaniis, originally given by Baba — then why not
choose one of these for the twice yearly unveiling of an Ananda Vanii
during Ananda Purnima and New Year’s Day.

In that case we will treat that Ananda Vanii as the guideline for the next
six months. And then we will select another one for Ananda Purnima from
Baba’s original collection, “Ananda Vanii Samgraha”.

Thus some margiis think that instead of having some groupist politicians
fabricate a Fake Ananda Vanii, in place of this it is far to select the
Ananda Vaniis from the pool of the Ananda Vanii collection.

FAKE COLLECTION- FIRST STARTED BY SARVATMANANDAJI

Sarvatmanandji created one negative trend in 1991 & according to his own
selfish desire he was selecting one quote and calling it Ananda Vanii. When
in fact he was making Fake Ananda Vaniis. That is why most margiis do not
like what he did as it is against Baba’s system. So ultimately we thought
Baba’s original and true Ananda Vaniis is enough; let those groupist people
choose their quotes in their dogmatic approach call it what they like– but
we do not appreciate what they are doing.

Margiis requested those groupist persons to follow Baba’s system and select
an Ananda Vanii from amongst Baba’s perfect jewels of 74 Ananda Vaniis–
however because of their dogmatic mind they do not like to listen and they
got stuck up in their dogma. But by Baba’s grace, rational margiis from my
unit firmly maintained that we must adhere to Baba’s teachings. Let those
groupist people do what they are doing– but we will follow Baba.

85 SUTRAS IN ANANDA SUTRAM…

Nowadays various margiis also give the proper logic, that as in Ananda
Sutram there are 85 Sutras. So it is very limited in number-since it is not
hundreds of thousands. Similarly we have limited DMC discourses which is
also not several thousand. And we know that only DMC discourses can be
printed as Subhasita Samgraha. Not others.

Only one Supreme Command we have, not many. Doing Guru Puja, we have only
four slokas, not hundreds and thousands. Because Baba has given everything
in a very pointed and concentrated way. So people should not feel that AM
ideology is very, very difficult to study and understand. But surely if it
would have been fifty thousand sutras in Ananda Sutram, and twenty thousand
DMC discourses, or several hundred mantras of our sadhana or several
thousand Vaniis then it would have been a problem.

But in truth Baba has made it very easy and graspable.

HOW THE DOGMATIC RELIGIONS DO

On the other side we see that the Hindu religion has thousands of
ritualistic things– and similar type of dogma is there in all the
religions. They do not have simple, straight-forward, pin-pointed
teachings. So they are all confused about their do’s and don’ts. By that
way, the common public thinks that to understand the scripture is not an
easy job. It is the work of priests only. Seeing the opportunity, priests
exploit the common mass profusely. To not allow this situation in Ananda
Marga, Baba gave His teaching in a very concentrated way. So that our
slogan is – “Dharma for All.”

So in the meeting it was concluded, that our duty is to follow bhagavad dharma
so we should follow those Ananda Vaniis which He has graciously given us.
And we should select each time only one from this pool. And treat it as the
present Ananda Vanii of that occasion – New Year’s or Ananda Purnima.

What is the need to select some Baba’s quote and treat it as the new Ananda
Vanii. And finally add in the Ananda Vanii collection book, and go on
multiplying the number of vaniis each and every year. And in the course of
several hundred years, the number of quotes will increase to more than the
actual Vaniis. So everything will be mess, chaotic.

One other margii emphasized that in true sense there is no need to create
Fake Ananda Vaniis from random quotes. After all, that is a quote. A quote
is quote – but a piece of a different discourse whereas an Ananda Vanii is
an Ananda Vanii – a full discourse unto itself.

So quotes and Ananda Vaniis are two different things – non-interchangeable.

We know there are many sutras which Baba gave in DMC that He did not
include in Ananda Sutram. In that case we must not include those in Ananda Sutram.
Nor can we call it a sutra of Ananda Sutram.

Similarly, Baba’s quote from various discourses, cannot be treated as
Baba’s Ananda Vanii. They are not the same thing.

Discussing all these, everyone became satisfied that Baba gave total 74
Vaniis and it is enough. From there we will select, and every year we will
do like this. When the time will come then we will select another one from
this Ananda Vanii Samgraha book. So tomorrow we will have our dharmacakra
and decide what will be the Ananda Vanii for 2010 occasion of Ananda Purnima.

Namaskar,
Karma Rasa
&
Gurucharan

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One Riddle

Baba says, “Once King Akbar said, ‘Birbal, can you please tell me something
which will make a happy man unhappy and an unhappy man happy?’ Birbal replied,
‘Aesa’ din nahi rahega’– This day will not last forever’. (AV-4, p. 80)
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From: “Mohini Ghosh”
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: Why Not Baba’s Book
Date: Mon, 05 Apr 2010 14:24:28 +0530

Baba

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

Purport:

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

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

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

== WHY NOT ACCEPTED AS BABA’S BOOK ==

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

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

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

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

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

BABA’S HISTORIC 1984 TOUR

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

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

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

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

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

THE TRAGEDY

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

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

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

SPECIAL TWIST

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

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

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

WHY THE TWIST

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

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

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

THE LATE RAGHUNATHJI’S POSITION

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

THEY ARE 100% BABA DISCOURSES

PROMOTED IN SOMEONE ELSE’S NAME

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

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

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

OUR DUTY

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

Namaskar,
Mohini

Note 1: DADAJI KNEW IT WAS A DISTORTION

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

B group spokesman Dada Kalyaneshvarananda once wrote:

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

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Best and Worst

Baba says, “Human beings come into this world and attend to so many
duties…It is the sense of duty that makes a person great. Of all the
bonds, the bond of duty is the strongest and the bond of moha [blind
attachment or infatuation] is the worst. Humans will have to break the
bonds of moha and increase the bonds of duty.” (NKS,’97 Edn, p.111)
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Date: Sun 28 Mar 2010 17:01:28 -0000
To: am-global@earthlink.net
From: P LeTour
Subject: NY News: Came Back to Haunt

Baba

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

Purport:

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

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

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

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

== NY NEWS: CAME BACK TO HAUNT ==

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

BABA’S TEACHING ON UNITY

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

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

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

So unity in AM is a high endeavour.

RECAPTURING THE SPIRIT IN AM

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

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

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

WHAT IS GOING DOWN IN NY SECTOR

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MARGIIS ARE COMING FORWARD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Is it not hypocritical?”

That was the pointed letter from one margii in NYC.

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

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

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

Others have also come forward in this respect.

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

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

THE WAY TO COMBAT GROUPISM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BABA’S BLESSING

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

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

Namaskar,
Prakash

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

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

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

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

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

Note 2: WHO ARE THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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

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

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

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Health Guideline

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

Note: In the fast-paced life of this 21st century, people no longer give
themselves proper time to attend to their basic life duties, such as
eating food. Instead people just rush off from one appointment to
another and “grab a bite to eat” along the way at any number of
drive-thru, fast-food places. In their hectic pace, instead of chewing
their food they just inhale their meal, nearly swallowing it whole. But
this way of “eating” is terribly hazardous to the health and invites
many diseases. As Ananda Margiis we should spread Baba’s above teaching
to the members of the general society so that they may be benefited.
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From: “Alex Hufnagel”
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: A’nanda Ma’rga Amar Hai
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2010 13:44:18 +0000

Baba

“E kii prahelika’ e kii kuhelika’…” P.S. 1769

Purport:

Baba, what is this liila You are making, what is this dilemma. O’ my
Lord, I know that You are everywhere, but even then my heart is dry.
I am surrounded with frustration– by this fog of hopelessness. No doubt,
You are remaining with me, but You did not allow me hold You. Even then,
by Your grace, his much I do know– that You love me. Just I do not feel
that in my heart at present. Baba, Your divine effulgence is lost in the
oblivion. The resonating melody of the viina is filled with the tears of
my life. Baba, please come in my life and remove all my bondages. Please
remove all my blackness, impurities, and dogma, whatever I have. Baba I
love You. And this much I also know– That you also love me. O’ my Lord,
please look towards me. I have offered my everything at Your lotus feet.
Please do not leave me remaining crying in darkness. Baba, please come
in my heart, in my mind, with Your sweet smile. Baba, only You are my
shelter…

== A’NANDA MA’RGA AMAR HAI ==

Namaskar,
In this trying, if not difficult, period in our Ananda Marga history,
some may be wondering how AM is even going to survive. There is groupism
and infighting on every corner, dogmas have been imposed left and right,
and so much nonsense is going on. In that view, some may be
contemplating, ‘Where is the daylight, how is our Marga ever going to
make it– it just does not seem possible’. These murky thoughts might
enter the mind.

However, we should be fully assured that our path of Ananda Marga is
immortal and it is going to flourish on this planet and across the
universe, wherever humans go. Because AM satisfies human dharma. That is
Baba’s special formula, as well as the hidden reason why our Marga will
not only survive, but verily thrive.

THE SPECIAL RECIPE

As we know from sutra 2-5 of Ananda Sutram, within each human being is
the thirst for limitlessness. Everyone is eager and hungry to find
eternal happiness & peace. To that end, humans do so many things and run
after so many crude enjoyments: Money, materialism, sex, power, etc. All
done in order to find happiness. But just because they are temporarily
involved in those things does not mean they are truly satisfied.

Rather, they are just like small babies who are hungry– teething and
chewing on anything they can find: Sticks, plastic, cardboard, etc. But
that baby will not be satisfied until it gets mother’s milk.

Likewise, humans are involved in various material pleasures only because
they have yet to find something better. And still they are searching,
refining their ways. Proof being that now, around the globe, so many
have joined up in various styles of yoga and other healthy ways of
living. People are flocking in this direction and improving themselves.
They are on the move. But even that will not entirely quench their
thirst, because only Ananda Marga is the path of eternal bliss. So their
quest or search will not stop until they find themselves on the path of AM.

Hence Baba’s special formula is the ultimate combination: He has
instilled within human beings an infinite desire and He has given the
path of AM to satiate that innate human yearning for eternal happiness.
Thus each and every human being is on a pre-programmed search to try and
find the path of bliss, Ananda Marga. There is no other destiny.

GREAT PROGRESS BEING MADE IN AMPS

Now that we are confirmed that every living being has an inborn urge to
find AM, the path of bliss, let’s redirect our attention to the current
scene within AMPS. How is it that we can feel assured that our AMPS will
be able to show the path of AM to all who come.

Before 1990, our Marga was in a phase of tremendous speed. In a few
decades, Baba unveiled the plan and programs for the entire future of
humanity. No teaching or secret was left untold. He has given everything.

From Master Units to Microvita, each and every day brought a new
revolutionary idea or concept as well as a new plan for our Marga to
implement– then and there, at that moment. Our Marga was moving at
cosmic speed. That was the need of the day in that pre- 1990 period.

As human beings though, we could not keep up. Here’s the proof: Those
days we were busy printing and preaching the gospel of our AM books like
‘Neo-humanism: Liberation of Intellect’, and then just a few years later
our entire Marga was sunk in groupism, not floating in neo-humanism.

Why? Because in that pre-1990 period, we could not digest all of Baba’s
teachings, like neo-humanism. It was a period of speed to roll out more
and more new works, all done at a pace faster than the human mind could
assimilate everything.

It is just like if someone goes to the university bookstore and
purchases all the needed books to get a PhD in quantum physics. Buying
those books alone does not make automatically worthy or qualified to
have a doctorate degree. Rather it will take years and years of study
assimilate the requisite knowledge to earn that PhD.

Same then is the case with our Ananda Marga. Just because some Dadas
were taking dictation about AM ideals does mean they were established
sadvipras. Rather it takes time to instill all those ideas within one’s
being.

GREAT PROGRESS BEING MADE IN AMPS- Part 2

In our period of speed prior to 1990, it was extremely rare for anyone
to be able to assimilate the real essence of what Baba was saying and
doing. And there are so many proofs of this.

Baba was telling that He was that eternal entity yet then some Dadas
created the dogmatic Mahaprayan function saying that Baba is gone. In
that case who can claim that those Dadas really understood that Baba is
infinite and timeless.

And that is the case with so many things. Our acaryas are meant to be
sadvipras yet so many of them are involved in tragic, scandalous affairs.
Plus Baba has given Prout, yet some in our Marga are selling our MU
lands in order to make a personal profit. In various directions,
countless nonsense things are going on: All of which points in the
direction that in the period of tremendous speed up till 1990, we could
not assimilate all of Baba’s teachings.

Rather our Marga was more involved in propagating Baba’s miracles– but
that alone is not enough. The world and its religions are already full
of tales of miracles, so people are not enticed by that. Whereas the
world is totally bereft of a rational philosophy. Hence, the need of the
day is for us to understand and emulate Baba’s teachings, then everyone
will come running in our direction. But up until 1990 it was not
possible for us to do so.

Again then we come to the point, ‘OK then where is the optimism’, where
is the proof that our Marga is moving ahead, in the right direction.

GREAT PROGRESS BEING MADE IN AMPS- Part 3

Since 1990, our Marga has been in a period of pause. The phase of speed
finished. So since 1990 the learning or the assimilation of AM ideology
has been going on– successfully so.

Prior to 1990, we had no real idea of what groupism was nor did we know
the harm it could do. But now we know, and verily we are step by step
pulling our Marga out of the mire of groupism. We are all studying and
doing sadhana in order to rise above any groupist sentiment.

And this is the case with so many aspects of Ananda Marga ideology. We
are learning what it means to have the eternal Brahma as the Guru, that
is why so many have left the dogma of Mahaprayan. And indeed so many
dogmas have been left behind: Tiirthas, memorials, false printing of
Baba’s books, and so many things.

In short, everyone in AM is now learning AM ideology. Because now–
since 1990– we have had the time to think, reflect, and experiment. So
it is that with each and every passing day we better adhere to Baba’s
teachings and spread His ideals via our conduct, discussions, and
actions. Everything is getting better– that is, our Marga is righting
itself on the path of ideology.

EVERYTHING POINTING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

Thus, it is all going extremely well. Already Baba has instilled within
everyone the inherent & infinite desire to become great, i.e. to
experience eternal peace. Plus, He has given the path of AM, which is
the only real avenue for experiencing infinite bliss. And furthermore,
He has put our Marga in a period of pause, so we may best assimilate and
understand His teachings. For all these reasons, we can sincerely know,
‘Ananda Marga Amar Hai’, Ananda Marga is immortal.

We are now no longer thinking that just because we came into AM that we
are therefore sadvipras. That is how it was prior to 90. Dadas and
others thought that simply because they were in AM, then therefore they
had the birthright to rule the world. Hence the building of the Prout
Palace to entertain the world’s leaders. Those days, Dadas were just
waiting for their coronation as Kings of this earth.

But now that silly dream is over. Now everyone understands that being in
AM means that we must personify Baba’s teachings in thought, word, and
deed. So everyone is studying, learning, and competing to be better
informed about our AM way of life.

That is what the period of pause is all about and that is what has been
going on since 1990. Hence it is with each and every passing day that we
are coming more in line with our AM ideology.

And by this way humans will carry Baba’s teachings of Ananda Marga
forever and ever.

That is why there is a grand feeling of optimism percolating within our
Marga. Not all our problems are solved yet, but one by one they are
being eliminated as we hold onto and implement Baba’s teachings, by His
grace.

BABA’S BLESSING

By Baba’s grace the whole situation is complete. Human beings have
infinite desires; only AM is that path of eternal bliss that can quench
the human thirst to achieve limitlessness. And, in this period of pause,
we are all becoming the worthy media for bringing AM teachings to the
world.

Baba says, “This speed and pause will continue. Pause means the
gathering of momentum for speed in the subsequent phase. If one closely
watches the effect of speed on a particular community or the entire
humanity, one sees that generally people eulogize the period of speed.
However, we cannot afford to ignore the state of pause, because by
judging what the previous state of pause was like, we can discern the
speed of the next phase.”

“There are some people who are pessimistic. They say that the society
around us is very bleak, that it has no expression of vitality and that
it seems that everyone is in a deep slumber. Pessimists say this because
they have never made any detailed study of human history, nor do they
care to. Had they done so, they would certainly be optimistic, because
if they had looked carefully at the symptoms of pause, they would have
realized that significant preparations were being made for the
subsequent phase of speed. So under no circumstances should human beings
be pessimistic. That is why I am always an incorrigible optimist,
because I know that optimism is life.” (AFPS_3)

Namaskar,
Arisudan

Note: WHY THE RELIGIONS CANNOT SATISFY HUMAN THIRST

The religions have a sense of god-hood, which is why they still have
followers. Because human beings are not inclined to become atheistic.
But the diminished feeling of god-hood that the religions convey is not
enough to keep their followers. Because people want more than dogma in
their life. They want to realise something Great and be guided by a
flawless philosophy based on rationality. Hence, none of the dogmatic
religions can keep their followers forever. Over time, all will come
into AM.

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UNKNOWN FACT ABOUT WEALTH

Parama Purusa BABA says, “In the subtle economic sense, the value of
wealth is the real wealth. Wealth, if not properly defined, may mean
only riches. But the value of wealth is to be measured in terms of its
capacity to purchase commodities. That is, the purchasing capacity of
wealth is its real value. This real value of wealth has not yet been
properly understood in numerical terms by economists.” (Proutist
Economics, p. 269)
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From: “Shantatma Kerketta”
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: Important Example to Know
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2010 06:03:13 +0530

Baba

“Pradiip shala’ka’ jvele cali eka’, se priyo to mor elo na’…” ( P.S. 4794)

Purport:

Alone sitting in isolation I lit the lamp. I was waiting and wondering
why my Dearmost has not come. I wanted to have a glance of Him, to lay my
eyes on Him. But neither did He come nor did He look towards me.

Sitting in dhyan, in my mind I prepared and decorated a seat for Him; I
was waiting and waiting for Him. But in dhyan I was just asking Him for
boons– to fulfill my worldly desires. I did not want to have Him. Rather I
wanted worldly things– boons etc. I did not ask for those things which are
divine and eternal. Instead I asked for perishable, decaying, material
things– those which are under the bondage of time, space, and person. So
instead of longing for Him, I asked Him for boon after boon. In my
misguided dhyan all these crude types desires I had.

So all that went in vain because my Dearmost did not come. In dhyan when
I was folding His seat and putting it away, then I thought that without
pure devotion then nothing is going to happen; I cannot get Him. What I did
in dhyan was just a waste of time. Everything went in vain. I gave more
importance to worldly things in comparison to devotion and I went on asking
for parabhakti from Him. That too went in vain.

Sitting alone I lit the lamp and waited, but my dear most did not come…

== IMPORTANT EXAMPLE TO KNOW ==

Namaskar,
More and more of our senior workers are moving on. They are rising in
their years and after all the body is but a temporary housing for the
mind. Our duty then is to remember all with respect and reverence
and learn from their example.

HOW TO EVALUATE ONE’S STANDARD

“I had established an ashram at the foot of the Himalayas…in Dehradun
District of UP.” One of the senior-most avadhutas wrote this in his
own book, describing about the time when he left AMPS to establish his own
ashram.

We all know that in general society, people’s quality, qualifications and
attributions are measured on the grounds of various superficial variables.

But according to Baba’s Neohumanistic philosophy, character, dealing,
behavior, conduct are one’s true qualifications. Baba says such
things everywhere in His countless discourses. Here below is one
significant example from our holy Ananda Vanii.

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

In the above Ananda Vanii, Baba’s message is quite clear. Without ambiguity we
Ananda Margiis are to evaluate others – and oneself -on the point of
one’s character and conduct.Not on the point of money, power, avadhuta dress,
purodhaship, kapalik sadhana, vishesha yoga, age, seniority, and Central
Committee, Acarya board and Purodha board, or even post of Purodha Pramukha.

So according to Baba’s above teaching we should evaluate the calibre of
everyone by their conduct only. Other so-called qualifications as expressed
are valueless.

So to evaluate the quality and qualifications of this senior avadhuta,
the late respected Dada Samanvayanandaji, we should discuss on the point of conduct.
Specifically, how far did Dada Samanvayanandaji’s conduct go in accordance with Baba’s
teaching.

GURU-DISCIPLE RELATION

In Tantra, the Guru-disciple relation is the most significant thing. That
is why Baba has made various rules and given in Caryacarya about the
services to Guru.

We Ananda Margiis always do Guru Puja, minimum two times a day, every day.
And we know “Guru Brahma…”, the whole idea behind this is that Guru is
everything. And that any disciple of Shrii Shrii Anandamurtiji must have
this basic characteristic that they should believe in Guru, not betray. One
must not betray Guru, otherwise everything is gone.

Here in India, Margis are fully aware about the history of Dada
Samanvayanandji. But our overseas Margis may not be aware so for clarity,
the basic matters are described here below.

DADAJI’S STORY

Dada Samanvayanandaji’s previous name was Ac. Shivananda Avt. And in 1972
when Baba went into jail, Dadaji lobbied against Baba and got failure.

That means Dada Samanvayanandaji a.k.a. Dada Shivananda left the organisation
and in challenging way he created his own organization, giving it the name
“Prema Marga”. And Dadaji established his office in Dehradun that time.

After that time, Dada Samanvayanandaji never expressed repentance or
remorse for what happened in those days.

Instead Dada Samanvayanandaji shamelessly glorified in his book that betrayal to
Baba was not unjust, rather that betrayal was proper. He created his own book
‘Glories of …’. And in that book he mentioned many times about his great
work in Dehradun. Means that time when he went against Guru and made that
separate organization known as Prema Marg and was challenging to AM,
about all this Dadaji says that this was his “great” work.

We should not forget that in those days, Baba was in jail. It was during
those difficult days for AM when all support was needed, that Dada
Samanvayanandaji left and created his own organization to compete against AM.

Yet in his book Dada Samanvayanandaji writes on page 57. Please read below.
Dada Samanvayanandaji writes:

“I had established an ashram at the foot of the Himalayas…in Dehradun
District of UP.”

So see Dada Samanvayanandaji did not have repentance for his betrayal to
Baba. And even after the publishing of his book he did not express any
remorse. Not a word of repentance did he express for those black days in
which Dada Samanvayananda left Baba and created his own organization.

In simple language this is betrayal to Baba and also back-stabbing. So
we should not hold his example in some divine manner and others should
not emulate Dadaji’s approach. Now when groupism is rattling our
organisation, this is not the time to depart and plant one’s flag of
glory elsewhere.

DADAJI’S STORY (CONT)

When Guru is in jail then true margiis took lot of trouble and suffering in
various ways and also got imprisonment. I have deep respect for them. But
what respect should one have when Dada Samanvayanandaji betrayed Baba and
left Him during that very crucial time when Baba was in jail. And when
Baba was released then Dada Samanvayanandaji painted his own black face
with white oil paint and appeared before Margis in the beginning of 1983 as a
great saint as if nobody knows about his hypocrisy and betrayal to Baba.

When Baba was in jail Margiis were suffering also in jail, and Dada
Samanvayanandaji was enjoying his own self-created guru-ship, and
establishing one organization. And when the good days of AM came, then Dadaji
returned back because his fake guruship of Prema Marga was not as
beneficial / enticing as befooling Margiis. What a hypocrisy.

And then after ’90 he jumped into a very high post. Who will
appreciate his hypocritical behavior. I don’t think that any true Margii
and WT will appreciate.

As a brother we certainly love him, but his is not an example to follow.

In his later years one ruling group made Dada Samanvayanandaji their priest;
and Dada Samanvayanandaji moved all around the globe giving his sermons
like the Pope of Rome. And he praised himself his so-called illustrious past.

MUST NOT APPRECIATE HYPOCRITES

About hypocritical people Baba’s guideline is very strong. Please read
below.

Baba says “Hypocrites must not be tolerated.”

We must follow Baba’s command on this point. What Baba says in Caryacarya
we must follow.

Baba says “Hypocrites are those who betray.” “Don’t forgive till his
nature is reformed. Immediate forgiveness is a special weakness of mind. It
results in worse harm to society.” (CC-2)

Everybody in this universe can forget Dada’s back stabbing to Marga
ideology. But true Margiis and Wt’s cannot.

And not forgetting means, not following Dada’s negative example. No matter
the circumstances one must stand with Guru and not drift away seeking
glory elsewhere. Yet that is what Dadaji did.

As a brother we love him, yet as an acarya and disciple, his example is
nothing but a stain and none fall into a similar demise. That is the
learning we should take from his life on this earth: What not to do.

BABA’S BLESSING

Here following is Baba’s divine guideline for building up one human society.

Baba says, “You must think, ‘I will personally move towards the supreme
desideratum, and at the same time I will try to assist those who are
suffering from despair, those steeped in blind superstition…Our family is
universal; our abode is also universal’.” (SS-18, p. 41)

Namaskar,
Shantatma

Note 1: SEE WITH PROPER EYES

In general society, people’s quality, qualifications and attributions are
measured on the grounds of superficial and often, crude, measures.

(a) Just like for example in present Indian Politics, brutality and
hypocrisy is the criteria for good Indian leaders at present. And in the
past it was not like that. But hypocrisy was there no doubt. But now
criminal behaviour is the top-most qualification. This is a dogma.

(b) And in general religious Indian psychology saffron robe has a lot of
meaning. It gives deep respect. There is a religious teaching that “Don’t
see the merit and demerit of the person who is wearing saffron dress. Must
think that person is great. You are not doing pranam to that person.
Whoever is using that dress they are God’s representative. Don’t see about
their character and behaviour.” But all Margis know that this is one dogma.

(c) And in general Indian society, in the religious sense, age is also one of
the factors. White hair, white beard, wrinkled skin is one qualification.
Even if that person is a hypocrite. –This is also dogma.

(d) And in general capitalist society money is the criteria to measure
someone. In town if you ask “who is most important” the answer will be that
person who is the richest. –So money is the qualification. And this is
also dogma.

But in AM all these above characteristics have no value. As they are all
crude or superficial parameters that have nothing to do with the person’s
behaviour and conduct.

Note 2: ONE FURTHER POINT

Here is one further point about which Dada Samanvayanandji wrote in his
book. It regards the matter of certain instructions Dada Samanvayanandji
himself dogmatically created, telling that if these are followed one will
achieve liberation.

Ac. Samanvayanandaji wrote in his book Ananda Satakam on p.131 last
para “Bhagavat….Paraman Padinca…” And, Samanvayandaji Dada explained,
“Those who not only read but follow the instruction noted herein (of Ananda
Satakam) with interest and care, they will surely overcome the delusion of
this world and cross the stormy ocean of living in this world.” (p.131,
Ananda Satakam)

Thus Dadaji guaranteed liberation by following his personal teaching.

A similar type of teaching to what Samanvayanandji preached in this
“sutra”, is also very common teaching in Hindu religion. One famous example
is Hanuman Chalisa. Hanuman Chalisa has been written to impose and inject a
fear complex into the general public mind to worship the god monkey, Hanuman.

To force the public to worship Hanuman monkey god, poet Tulsidaas wrote
“Hanuman Chalisa'” and that same way Samanvayanandaji taught others by
giving a dogmatic teaching like Tulsidas did. It is obvious that if the
dogmatic poet of the Hindu religion would not have injected the fear
complex then surely nobody would have appreciated to worship the monkey.

Human psychology is that humans like to believe or pray that some
human being is their god. Not the monkeys. So it is the power of the
fear complex of that poetry that misguided / forced Hindu people to chant
every day the Hanuman chalisa hymn, means the monkey god eulogy.

So, it is obvious to all that to impose his book, Ananda Satakam, on Margiis’
mind, Dada Samanvayananda did the same technique as the dogmatic Hindu poet
did.

Following is the stanza of that dogmatic monkey god hymm: ‘Jo
satbar…mahasukha hoi’. The meaning is that those who will repeat those
Hanuman Chalisas (eulogy of Hanuman monkey god) will get liberation
and be free from all worldly problems, like money, matter, ghost etc.

So with fear Hindu dogmatic people are repeating this. In the same way our
Dada Samanvayanandaji tried to impose his book Ananda Satakam on Margiis
by creating fear complex. Like the dogmatic poet of Hindu religion did with
the monkey god story.

Baba clearly explains that religions do not follow the path of rationality,
do not follow the path of dharma. Rather they claim to be issuing the word
of God, and with this excuse they inject one after another dogma among
their followers.

Baba says,

“The word “Dharma” is often loosely used for so-called religion. The reason
for this is that when the founders of almost all religions propagated their
respective doctrines to the general mass, they claimed they were the
messages of God. But no religion ever followed the path of logic.” (HS-I,
’87 ed., p.4)

So religions preach all sorts of harmful dogmas under the aegis of their
false claim that they are preaching the word of God.

Certainly, those living in India know very well about the monkey god Hanuman
but for overseas readers let me please tell something more….– the god
Hanuman belongs to the ape family. He has a long tail and his face is like
a monkey. It is not even a human being; Hanuman is one monkey. That is why
one name of the monkey is Hanuman. And Chalisa’ means eulogy. Every Hindu
dogmatic person is well aware of these things but for the benefit of
overseas Margiis it is meaningful to explain the matter in full.

However the main point is that this dogma of the monkey god is deeply
rooted in all fundamental Hindus’ mind. And every day they must repeat this
thing minimum one time and especially when they feel fear of ghost. The
dogma is that by repeating the monkey god name, ghosts will not come and
monkey god worshippers will ultimately reach the goal of liberation and all
desires will be fulfilled. And those who disrespect this will themselves
burn in hell fire. Because of this dogmatic belief, Hindu people are afraid
and they are repeating the Hanuman Chalisa with deep reverence.

So Dada Samanvayanandaji unfortunately also suffered from attachment to
Hindu dogma. Clearly Dada carried this dogma on his head. Because in
the same way as the monkey god hymn, Dadaji created one complex that if any
margii will believe and respect and chant his sloka then surely they will
get liberation as if there is no need of astaunga yoga sadhana. Only his
Ananda Satakam will work as the divine ship to across the ocean of maya.

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Our Language

Baba says, “All the languages of the world are our language, this always
you will remember. All the languages are your language. Of them you may
know 2, 4, 10, 20, 200, 500, and all the rest you do not know. That does
not mean that the languages which you do not know are not your language.
All the languages of the world are the language of humanity. All the
languages are the language of Parama Purus’a. For all the languages you
should have love– equal love for all the languages.” (Hindi Language,
Morning General Darshan 1/1/84, Ananda Nagar)
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