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== NEWS: DADA’S INFATUATION ==

Namaskar,
Before writing the news first I wish to make it clear why I am writing this letter.

Essentially, these types of issues can easily be resolved:

(1) In a healthy organisational climate, proper watch and discipline would minimise, nay eliminate, such problems. After all, we see this regularly in the general society. When any institution or organisation comes in crisis, then if that organisation is working properly they will control the situation from within. This happens all the time. Unfortunately, nowadays our AMPS organisation is dysfunctional and thus cannot fix the problem.

(2) In the past, prior to 1990, all-knowing Sadguru Baba kept a strict eye. Everyone felt His gaze and by this way, Wts were kept in line. Now that pressure is tangibly absent in the organisation.

When these two avenues are not available, then the only route left is public shame. As a disciple of Baba, that is the only pathway that remains. Hence this letter is written only with the motive of welfare: To restore the glorious status of AMPS and bring an end to one monk’s extreme degradation so he can best progress. If the monk is disciplined and this problem gets corrected, then others will learn and be forced to control themselves.

For this reason this letter has been written and shared.

As you may know, Ac Citsvarupananda Avt has been carrying out an illicit relation with DSL Agra – it is in full-swing, unfortunately. Indeed this is most troubling news that Dada Citsvarupanandji is infatuated with DSL Agra. But at the same time this is not the first such incident surrounding Dadaji.

Here I wish to describe how their relation is going on.

SCIENCE: HOW LUST OVERPOWERS

Generally speaking, it is common that when relation is in its early stages, the two people involved feel shy to express or show their feelings in public. They do not want others to know.

But when the degree of infatuation is above certain point then such a person loses his senses. Then they cannot differentiate between what is socially acceptable or not, they cannot think what to do or not. This happens whenever one’s vrttis become overpowered, either by anger, despair or infatuation with the opposite sex. Such is the case with Dada Citsvarupanandji nowadays.

When he phones DSL Didi, then he talks in an overt and lewd manner and forgets that others hear what he is saying. Dadaji speaks in the open with others around. Actually, his well-wishers often try and suggest to him to be more prudent in his dealings, but immediately Dada Citsvarupanandji justifies his stance and quarrels with them.

Of course this is not just about prudence – Dadaji must never do such types of things, what to speak of doing them openly. Just like one must never steal, let alone steal in front of the police. So the advice those well-wishers offer is not exact, but even then Dadaji does not listen.

Because then Dada Citsvarupanandji goes over and stays together with DSL Didi. Again others warn him about what he is doing, but Dada Citsvarupanandji says, “I can talk with anyone I wish, I am GS Dada.” So he thinks that because he has a high post he can behave in this degrading manner. It is sad and nature will not spare him.

SHE IS AGE OF HIS GREAT GRAND-DAUGHTER

One thing that must be noted here is that DSL Didi is the age of what his great-grand daughter would be. That’s to say, if Dada Citsvarupananda had a great-grand daughter then that great-grand daughter would be the age of DSL Didi. Such is the age difference. It is a most unfortunate situation.

All along Dadaji is very much infatuated. He goes around and in the name of other projects collects money from margiis in various places and then siphons that money to his favoured DSL Didi – to please her. This is the well-known fact. Dadaji is so engrossed and infatuated that other concerned workers have been unable to intervene and stop him. Dada Citsvarupanandji does not listen to anyone. He is utterly deaf to the voice of reason. Just he is overrun by his vrttis.

If Citsvarupananda Dada wants to lead such a life then he should go away from AMPS after tossing aside his dress. If he would do like this then there would be no need to to write such a letter.

The way things are now – this really is a big deal. No Wt should behave in this manner. Not only that, what he is doing is not even tolerated amongst family people or office personnel. No respectable family would allow a great-grandfather to indulge in such behaviours. And no company would allow their CEO to move around with opposite-sex subordinates. Commonly we read how high-ranking CEO’s are dismissed for such reasons.

Thus what is not allowed in family life and what is not allowed in the corporate world is being given scope to flourish in our AMPS – unfortunately. From top to bottom, the whole situation is quite tragic and must be put to rest – i.e. resolved.

THIS DISEASE IS SPREADING

Now margiis should come forward and help out. Please write and call Dadaji and concerned people about this. Dadaji’s dealing is quite harmful on many levels and must be stopped. Indeed, some Wts following in his footsteps have also become infatuated and collected spouses. But this is not the way for our workers.

Certainly the vast numbers of Wts are sincere, dedicated workers. So it just a few who run a muck, and for their welfare and that of the organisation, they should be stopped.

About all this I will try to write more later. Please also see these other letters about Dada Citsvarupanandji.

O’ SADHU – HAVE RESTRAINT OVER ALL ORGANS

“Cakśuńá Saḿvaro Sádhu” O spiritual aspirant! O Bhikśu! O monk! O devotee! You should have proper control over your eyes; whatever will have bad effect on your mind, you must not see it. “Sádhu Sotena saḿvaro”. Whatever will have bad effect on your mind, O good man, you must not hear it. “Ghánena Saḿvaro Sádhu.” You should have control over your nose, “Sádhu Jibháya Saḿvaro.” You should have control over your taste. “Káyena Saḿvaro Sádhu.” You should have control over your body. “Sádhu Vácáya Saḿvaro.” You should have control over your language also; and “Savvatha Saḿvaro Bhikśu.” If you want emancipation, if you want liberation from worldly fetters, you must have all-round restraint. (Ananda Vacanamrtam – 14)

WT CONDUCT RULES

“You will protect yourself from sexual weakness and luxury.” (WT Conduct Rules, Fourteen Points, pt #12)

“Avadhuta shall treat everyone woman of the world, including his ex-wife as monther. ” (32 Rules for Avadhuta, pt #11)

“Strict vigilance is to be kept on restraint towards diet and dealing.” (32 Rules for Avadhuta, pt #23)

“No worker can keep unaccounted money (black money) with him.” (WT Rules, Six Additional Rulss, Pt 1a)

“Each worker will separately maintain the clear account of receipt and expenditure of his personal allowance and organizational money.” (Wt Conduct: Six Additional Rules, pt# 1b)

“Each amount of collection should be deposited properly and drawn after submitting requisition.” (Wt Conduct: Six Additional Rules, pt# 1d)

Namaskar,
In Him,
Turiiya

Note 1: LINKS TO OTHER LETTERS ABOUT CITSVARUPANANDA’S MISBHEAVIOUR

Dada Citsvarupananda’s problem is not new, but rather a long, deep-seeded issue. It has gone on far too long. No family or company would tolerate such things.

(A) The following report appeared in this letter of Sep 2009

NEWS: “MAJANU DADA(S)” TWO DADAS ALWAYS HANGING AROUND DIDIS

It is well known that Citsvarupa’nanda and Madhuvrata’nanda are always involved in and busy with the Didi’s department. They have no time for dadas. They try to handle didis dept. Dadas comment that Citsvarupananda is CWWS of WWD and Madhuvratananda is SWWS of Didi dept. B/c of the interference of these dadas, good didis feel uneasy. Indeed it is well known that Citsvarupa’nanda’s character is not good. He is a “Majanu” brand worker. For those who are not aware, in 1976 there was a blockbuster movie in Hindi called Laila Majanu. And in the movie the lead male was infatuated and glued to the female star, Laila. Majanu’s emotional and sensual attachment was so strong. Thus nowadays when any male gets infatuated with females people label that male as “Majnu”. That is the proverb these days in Hindi. Because of Citsvarupananda’s poor dealing and deep attachment for females, he is just branded as Majanu by the mass of Dadas. This is their inside joke. It is unfortunate that such has become the fate and reputation of Citsvarupananda. Let us all hope that he can turn his life around and become a respectable cadre of Ananda Marga. That will be the best outcome. We should all help maximally in this regard. (posted 11.1.2009)

http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2009/11/various-points-of-sadhana-news.html

(B) Be sure to read the “Case Study #2” section in the another letter of 2009 to learn more about Dada Citsvarupananda’s way of living.

http://www.am-global-01.blogspot.com/2009/09/why-groupists-are-not-reliable.html

Note 2: MORE PAST LETTERS ABOUT THIS DADA

Here are further letters concerning this Dada Citsvarupananda and his past misdeeds.

http://www.am-global-01.blogspot.com/2010/12/story-dadajis-lust-infatuation.html

http://www.am-global-01.blogspot.com/2010/04/ny-news-interesting-facts.html

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To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: Baba Story: When My Wife Became Enemy
From: Ananda Mayii
Date: Sun, 17 Mar 2013 22:36:04

Baba

This entire email is composed of 3 parts:
(1) Posting: Baba Story: When My Wife Became Enemy
(2) Trailer Quote: Samaj Is Based on Neo-Humanism – Not Groupism
(3) Prabhat Samgiita: #3982

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

== BABA STORY: WHEN MY WIFE BECAME ENEMY ==

Namaskar,
The year was 1967. While taking initiation, Shrii Somnath Upadhayay gave up his sacred thread and sacred hair that was indicative of his birth into a so-called brahmin family. At the time, Somnathji was working as a bank cashier and leading a relatively normal life.

Seeing this, all his relations were very upset and frustrated with him. They thought he had joined one Muslim sect etc. In particular, his wife was very unhappy with what had transpired. She was not at all pleased by seeing her husband renounce those Hindu rituals, i.e. sacred thread and sacred hair.

Not only that, but so many changes were going on – he had adopted a sentient diet and there were other lifestyle modifications.

HIS WIFE IS MOST UPSET

His wife was sad and became fearful that he would leave the house entirely. She confronted him directly about this and demanded, “Do not do sadhana, you are going to leave me and become a monk. I want that you should go back to your old ways of living.”

She was becoming a big obstacle and creating terrible problems for him.

Somnathji tried to reassure and convince his wife that everything was alright. But to no avail.

When he sat for sadhana, then she would bang a metal plate near his ear by striking the plate with a big metal spoon. Not only that, She did all sorts of harassment to interrupt and stop his sadhana. But Somnathji did not want to leave his sadhana.

That only made his wife more intent on running his meditation practice.

To not rile her and invite her anger, Somnathji began doing his sadhana in his personal room so that his wife would not see him. But that did not stop her. Instead, she would just bang loudly on the door. Plus she would do other things to disturb harass him at the time of sadhana.

Even then it did not end there. Sometimes she would intentionally add too much salt to his food and make life difficult for him in other ways. Somnathji tried various methods to convince his wife – but nothing worked. She remained upset and was crying all day long.

SOMNATHJI APPEALS TO FAMILY ACARYAS FOR HELP

Finally, Somnathji asked local family acaryas to come and speak with her one-on-one. Somnathji wanted them to come and reassure her that everything was alright.

So family acaryas like Ac. Devi Chand Sharma ji, Ac. Kedar Sharma ji, and Ac Ksitij ji each came. They tried hard to convince her and fix this problem. They told her that her husband was involved in dharmic practices and that he will not leave her and become a sannyasi. They patiently explained to her that sadhana is not bad. They tried to reassure her and inspire her in various ways.

But his wife She yelled and screamed at them. She was very frustrated with what they were saying and abused and threatened them: “You are a liar, you took away my husband. He used to eat onion and garlic, but now no more. He left Hinduism and is doing all kinds of things in his room!” Their visits did nothing to diminish her fears. Indeed, she was so feisty and abusive that nobody wanted to go again and try to convince her.

THINGS GET EVEN WORSE

Just when it seemed like it had hit rock bottom – she would do something even more extreme.

Their house was on a road that margiis would travel and she would cry out and say, “You stole my husband and ruined my family.”

Everyone in Ananda Marga was shocked by her dealing and nobody wanted to go and convince her that everything was alright. Upon seeing anyone from Ananda Marga, she would just become more irate and volatile.

The situation become more extreme: She stopped cooking food for herself and her husband. She refrained from eating anything and told him to leave Ananda Marga. Not only that, she stopped breast-feeding their very young infant. The whole situation was becoming worse and still more worse.

Finally, Somnathji thought, “Only You Baba can save this situation. My wife stopped taking food this morning; she is going to become ill and die; and my newly-born child is also not being fed and will surely die. No one around here can help; all attempts have failed. Being the Omniscient Entity, You now all this so I am not going to tell you in person. You know my thoughts. Only You can save the situation. Without that my whole life will be hellish. No acarya can solve this matter. Baba, the situation is so extreme; this is beyond what anyone can do. Only, You can solve this matter.”

BABA ARRIVES IN RANCH TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM

Those were the thoughts of Somnathji one morning, and that very afternoon, Baba made a surprise visit to Ranchi. Upon His arrival at Devi Chand’s house, Baba, the all-knowing Parama Purusa, told that Somnath was facing a big problem that needed to be resolved. Baba furthermore gave Devi Chand the instruction to bring Somnath’s wife to the ashram.

Devi Chand conveyed Baba’s guideline to all concerned family acaryas and margiis etc. They all felt that indeed something should done. All felt an inner duty to follow Guru’s order, but no one wanted to go and face the wrath of Somnath’s wife. That was the predicament. They were all afraid of her abusive manner.

So they collectively discussed what should be done and they decided that they should all go together en mass to visit Somnath’s wife. After the 1 or 2 kilometer journey, they reached her house and found that she was no longer so furious. They invited her to come to the ashram and see Baba. Amazingly, she did not abuse them, rather she contemplated the matter and decided that she would go.

BABA SHOWERS HIS GRACE

She went to the Ranchi jagrti and by Baba’s grace her entire mind-set was transformed. She saw so many people: Females, children etc. She was very happy with their demeanor and dealing, and she asked how she could become a margii. All were astonished to see the change and encouraged her to learn sadhana.

Baba was there conducting Personal Contact (PC) and she was very curious. So she attended general darshan and just by being there in His Presence, all her doubts and concerns melted. She thought how all have come for Baba. She was interested to learn sadhana and ultimately became a very good and active margii.

Over time, she told her story to others and asked new people to keep an open-mind when first coming in contact with Ananda Marga.

THREE TEACHINGS FROM THIS STORY

1. When any devotee is in problem then Guru is also affected. He cannot remain indifferent or apathetic. That is why Baba rushed to Ranchi and asked others to bring Somnath’s wife to the ashram. Baba changed her mind and she became cooperative and turned into a bonafide margii. Baba changed her mind and resolved Somnath’s problem. It is His grace.

2. When new people see many margiis they feel they are part of something big and their concerns and frustrations are eased. They get a psychic boost. That is why it is important to bring new people and even so-so margiis to big programs where they will get inspired and become active.

3. It is the duty and dharma of every Ananda Margii to fight against obstacles. On the path of dharma, there will always be difficulties and hurdles. By overcoming such obstacles, we proceed onwards towards the Goal. Thus, obstacles are helping forces on the spiritual journey. To shirk such obstacles is to lose the path and invite degeneration. To overcome all obstacles establishes the aspirant on the path of sadhana.

Here following are Baba’s teaching related with this topic.

“IF OBSTACLES DO NOT BLOCK YOUR PATH,

IT MEANS YOU ARE ONLY INDULGING IN TALL TALK”

“The psychic inertness which I term dogma will seek to thwart your progress with all its might; this is quite natural. One should not be fearful and stop moving due to this dogma. It should be borne in mind that forward movement always implies facing obstacles created by inertness. It would be unnatural if obstacles did not come. If obstacles do not block your path, it means you are only indulging in tall talk, you are not actually trying to move forward. We often hear people saying, “I just commenced a project and such-and-such person opposed me”. This is quite natural. If you want to do something concrete, inertness in various forms and various ways will stand in your path. You will have to welcome these obstacles with a smile and say, “Hello obstacles, you have come. You do your duty and let me do mine.” In Ananda Sútram it has been said, Bádhá sá yuśamáná shaktih sevyam’ sthápayati lakśye “Obstacles are the helping forces which establish people in their cherished goal.”” (1)

“IGNORANCE OF THE INDIVIDUAL MIND”

“The greatest obstacle to the collective progress of the human race is the ignorance of the individual mind. Knowledge is for all – it should be available to all and free like the light and air.” (2)

“Obstacles in fact are no foes on the path of sádhaná [spiritual practice], but indeed friends. They only do service to a person. It is on account of these obstacles that the battle rages against them, and this counter-effort alone carries the sádhaka [spiritual aspirant] to his or her cherished goal.” (3)

“THEY ARE NOT CONFIDENT OF THEIR ABILITIES”

“The madhyama category of people are those who undertake some work but throw up their hands when any problem crops up. They presume that any obstacle that comes in their way is a Himalayan obstacle, and hence they give up their work. They think they will not be able to tackle the problems they face. They are not confident of their abilities.”
“The uttama category of people are those who take up a task and are determined to fulfil it. They go on struggling against all odds till they achieve their goal. No problem can defy solution. No difficulty can be greater than their capacity to solve it. They go on fighting against all obstacles. They can face any challenge and meet any predicament. They are determined to achieve their objective, come what may.” (4)

“THE NOBLER THE TASK, THE MIGHTIER THE OBSTACLE”

“The entire humanity must be looked upon as one integrated existence – and move collectively towards the all-round perfection of human life. All actions are bound to confront obstacles. It has to be borne in mind that the nobler the task, the mightier the obstacle. For human emancipation, there is no other way but to march ahead crushing the towering peaks of obstacles with a benevolent intellect and collective endeavour.”
‘Hence I reiterate, go ahead with courage and unity. You have to move on ensuring real justice to all individuals and all geographical people.” (5)

“ONLY WAY TO OVERCOME AVIDYÁMÁYÁ”

“Intuitional practice, as taught by a great preceptor, is the healing balm; it is with this that one can drive away Avidyámáyá and gain emancipation. As the influence of Avidyámáyá decreases, the temptations and troubles of the world cease to be an obstacle to intuitional practice. As this is the only way to overcome Avidyámáyá, it can easily be practised within worldly life. Avidyámáyá will disturb a person in the beginning, but once defeated, it will not be able to create any hindrance to the pursuit of intuitional practice.” (6)

“THEY ARE BOUND TO BE DESTROYED”

“Whatever humans do in consonance with the dictates of dharma will ensure their well-being, their victory, their prosperity. And whoever goes against these ingrained human characteristics, against these dharma-orientated characteristics, will be doomed to destruction. For human beings, ideation on Parama Puruśa is a dharmic injunction. By divine decree everyone has the right to live in the world with dignity. If anyone creates any obstacle against this dharma-oriented system, if they oppose it, they are bound to be destroyed.” (7)

Namaskar,
at His lotus feet,
Ananda Mayii

References:
1. A Few Problems Solved – 5, Shrávańii Púrńimá
2. A Few Problems Solved – 1, The Practice of Art and Literature
3. Ananda Sutram, Chapter 3
4. Ananda Vacanamrtam – 1, The Best Category of Persons
5. Ananda Vanii #56
6. Ananda Marga Elementary Philosophy, Why Are People Afraid of Intuitional Practice?
7. Ananda Vacanamrtam – 4, Opposition to Dharma Will Certainly Invite Destruction

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

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Samaj is Based on Neo-Humanism, not Groupism

“If each samaj [socio-economic unit] is inspired by a comprehensive ideology and a universal outlook, human society will move ahead with accelerating speed towards a sublime ideal.” (Prout in a Nutshell – 13, p. 23)

Note: Nowadays some leaders are singing the song of samaj as they try to forge ahead with their narrow-minded agendas. They justify their groupism by claiming it as a samaj movement. But margiis understand Baba’s teachings and recognise the truth. Our samaj system is based on universal principles not factional allegiances. Thus the groupism carried out by certain, so-called NIA Dadas and the ideal of our samaj movements are worlds apart.
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******* Here Starts the Prabhat Samgiita *******

“Toma’y khunje khunje priyo, din je ket’e ja’y…” (P.S. 3982)

Purport:

Baba, my most adorable One, with deep longing in search of You my days are passing in vain. In the absence of getting You, my whole life is gradually getting wasted. O’ my Dearmost, where have I not looked for You. I have wandered around and searched in the seven oceans, on the mountain peaks, as well as on the earth, and also in the caves – in every nook and corner of this world, but alas I could not get You.

Baba, day and night, secretly I also searched You in the flower garden and in various holy lands and tiirthas – all done in hopes of getting a glance at You. Baba, I searched everywhere with the hope that one day I will find You. But, in the end, all my efforts were for naught.

Baba, with deep longing in my heart, I have also searched You in the galaxies, meteors, nebulae, and in the stars – all around & everywhere. Also, I searched for You in the dark, black-coloured clouds on the rainy days, in the scorching heat of the summer season, as well as in the shade of the tree in springtime. Baba, I have searched for You with a deep yearning and longing in my heart; I have looked for You everywhere.

Baba, O’ my Dearmost, on one colourful golden dawn saturated in the effulgence & aroma of a newly blossoming flower, You took advent in my heart. Your grand arrival came after a long, deep, dark, & painful night of searching for You. Alas, in the end, You graced me by coming in my mind. Baba, You are so gracious…

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== DISASTROUS TREND: THREAT TO EXISTENCE ==

Namaskar,
This letter begins with an account of a very unfortunate affair between a mother and her son.

Tragically, a similar thing is going within our Wt cadre where one Didi is living with an 18-year old man. Didiji gives the logic that he grew up with her.

First please reference this newspaper account of one foster mother and her son. Kindly understand that this segment does contain graphic language and sensitive terminology. Although, the stronger words have been edited, some explicit language remains.

“According to Springfield Park District police, an officer on patrol saw a vehicle parked in a back corner of the parking lot of the rose garden at Washington Park. A coat was draped over the window, which heightened the officer’s suspicions, so he walked up and shined a light on it and found Tribbet and the boy inside. As the two were getting dressed, police determined the boy was 16 and that the woman was his foster mother…They said Tribbet denied it at first, but admitted to “some fondling and other things,” police said. The officer notified DCFS and the Sangamon County Child Advocacy Center, which sent detectives from Illinois State Police to interview the boy and Tribbet. Police said Tribbet later admitted…with the boy three or four times during the month that he had been in her care.” (Courtesy of The State Journal Register)

For those who wish to read the full article, the link has been appended below along with some similar accounts.

WHAT IS HAPPENING IN OUR ANANDA MARGA

Some of you are aware that one central didi – herein referred to as Didi D – is extremely attached with a young man of 18 years of age, whom we shall call Mr. S. The situation is not at all ordinary – rather quite abnormal. They live together: Sleeping, eating, and going together etc. Didi D and Mr S are very linked with each other.

The reason why this is such an important matter is because this has the makings of becoming a systemic issue within our Marga. The likes of which have been the downfall of many religions and spiritual communities. We should not let our Ananda Marga suffer the same fate.

At the same time, please read keeping in mind that there are many dedicated Wts in our wholetimer cadre. Here we are just talking about a few rotten apples.

MR S LIVES IN THEIR INNER CHAMBERS

The young man Mr S stays with Didi D always. Wherever Didi D goes, Mr S is along side – from one female jagrti and school to the next. Wherever he goes, Mr S actually resides inside the Didi quarters. Thus he sees and watches so many Didis when they go for bath, get dressed, and prepare for sleep. No male in Ananda Marga is allowed inside Didi quarters, yet Mr S lives inside the Didis’ inner residence. All because Mr S is linked with one Didi who takes him everywhere – and this has been going on for years.

Yet this goes completely against our Ananda Marga way of life where Baba has mandated that there be a strict gender separation.

When our Didis are out in public then they are very strict in their conduct, dealing and dress, always covered in their full avadhutika uniform. Naturally though, when in their inner chambers they are more relaxed in what they wear and how they conduct themselves. They may just wear a simple shirt etc. Moreover, the Didis are known to watch gossipy TV shows, movies, and soap operas, and Mr S is right there along with them – giggling, gossiping, and laughing together.

This is 100% inappropriate for an 18 year old man – Mr S – to live along with Didis in their inner chambers. It is an infringement on the privacy of Didis, and, perhaps more importantly, it is having a devastating effect on Mr S.

HARMFUL EFFECT ON MR S

Many say that as he is now at the peak of adolescence, he has become completely debauched – embroiled in sensual thought. Many have noticed that his face has become sunken and that day by day he is losing his vital energy, engrossed in lowly thinking. Actually it is not just his thinking, by living with Didis and watching all kinds of love movies etc, Mr S’s own conduct has suffered.

Recently he was walking down the pathway in Ananda Nagar, and he wrapped his arm fully around the waist of one Didi, just as boyfriends do with their girlfriends in materialistic communities. When margiis saw this they were shocked and aghast at what has happened to this young man who just casually squeezes himself next to a sannyasi didi. It is quite appalling and sad to see.

That is why many say that Mr S himself is just one time bomb ready to explode. It is a very bad situation that is getting worse by the minute. It is a cancer that is actually spreading around as many of our Wt’s suffer from the pseudo-culture malady of boyfriend-girlfriend.

Certainly there are many sincere and right-minded Wts, so here we are only referring to a few bad apples.

MANY MORE POINTS AND INSIGHTS

One of Baba’s key rules is that boys and girls should grow up separately. Home boys will be raised by male managers or Dadas, and home girls will be cared for my female managers or Didis. Often children first come in our custody at the age of 4 or 5 – and in each case they should be placed in a gender-appropriate home.

Unfortunately, female wts have greater attraction for the boys; it seems they some kind of animal satisfaction from raising boys of 4 – 5 yrs of age. And when that boy grows up then they do not want to give up the child. Their animal instinct grows more. And that is what we see happening with Didi D and Mr S. Mr S is no longer a small kid but even then Didi D clutches on to him very tightly.

This type of nepotism sets a very bad precedent. Because Didi D is so engrossed with her attachment for Mr S that she could not care about her main duties of acarya life. In that way so many dharmic works have been overlooked. Due to extreme infatuation with Mr S, Didi has lost way – she forgot her main role in life.

A similar type of situation happened in the story newspaper displayed above where the foster mother had an illicit relation with her son. This is clear-cut reason why we must not tolerate any slackness in conduct rules.

Because when a person is infatuated with the opposite sex, then they are completely blind and cannot understand right from wrong. Intoxicated in this way, they cannot distinguish between appropriate and in appropriate behaviour.

Regarding Mr S, the way things are going the situation is very ripe for him to run away – today or tomorrow – with some young brahmacarinii of similar age. This can happen any moment or in the very near future. In case there is any doubt, we need not look at farther than what happened in Delhi, recently. There, DSL and DS got married to one another and left.

This type of unfortunate incident happens when one does not follow the conduct rules. Then the path of degeneration opens up wide. To stop all such degeneration, this letter is one small effort.

EVERYTHING IN ANANDA MARGA IS SEPARATE

As we consider the gravity of the situation with Didi D and Mr S, we must bear in mind that Baba has mandated that everything in Ananda Marga should be separate: For example WWD, our relief activities (AMURTL), reportings, social service projects, LFT trainings, etc. There are all separate along gender lines.

Here is a more complete list for your review:

1. Jagrtis are not shared between males and females for staying over or for office work.
2. Co-education is not practiced with students above 8 or 10 years of age, i.e. or above the age of puberty.
3. During dharmacakra, seminar, and classes, sadhana is done in distinctly different rows.
4. The organisation itself has an entire separate wing for females, WWD or Women’s Welfare Department.
5. Prout, AMURT, VSS etc also have separate sections for males and females.
6. Reporting is done separately.
7. LFT, Tattvika, and Acarya training is separate for males and females.
8. In-Charges are not mixed. Males are in-charges of males and females of females.
Note: Only in Central Office will the head of WWD be controlled by the General Secretary.
9. During DMS, kaoshikii was also performed separately. And still this practice is maintained for DMS.
10. Females do guard duty for females, and males for males; it is not mixed.
11. Akhanda kiirtana is done in a separate manner.
12. Madhur Sadhana is done according to gender, not with the opposite sex.
13. In any gathering, females & males do not participate together for games and sports.
14. All public processions are organised keeping males and females separate
15. And there are so many systems in place that ensure strict separation of the sexes.

Thus when everything is separate then, where is there scope for Didi D to keep Mr S with her inside the inner chambers of the Didis’ jagrti etc. Who can possible think that this is appropriate. No one.

WHY RUDRANANDA IS KEEPING MUM

Many are wondering why Rudrananda does not object to this type of behaviour between Didi D and Mr S. But the reason is quite obvious. If he points out the behaviour of one Didi in the Nigamananda sub-faction, then immediately those didis will point out the devious behaviour of many of Rudrananda’s top lieutenants. Thus, in the name of black or static peace, nothing is said by either side. They are both too concerned with their own faults to have the moral courage to rectify the other. Things have digressed to such a level.

WHY BUDDHISM WAS KICKED OUT OF INDIA

Long back, this type of loose dealing between monks and nuns led to the downfall and removal of Buddhism from India. The Buddhist monks and nuns began living together in the same quarters and the relations between them degenerated to sensual exchanges. The common people did not tolerate this degeneration and the Buddhist religions was essentially removed from India. This happened centuries ago. We should not let a similar fate meet our Ananda Marga.

This letter has written with the motive of welfare to clean-up things in our AMPS. In this process, leaders should be held to an ideal or proper conduct and become exemplars for their juniors. To create this circumstance, this letter has been written.

The situation with Didi D and Mr S should not be continuing. To date, Didi D has been referenced on this but she always overlooks Baba’s stated conduct rules and gives the same justification. Thus, more awareness and pressure is needed.

We should hold firm to Baba’s foundational guidelines.

BABA’S RELATED TEACHINGS:

ESSENCE OF SANNYASI

“The word sannyásii is derived sat + nyás + suffix nini, first case ending, singular number. Sannyásii means one who, out of noble intentions and benevolent outlook, has sacrificed his or her everything for the highest goal in life, Parama Puruśa.” (1)

“In Ananda Marga, they are known as sannyásiis. An avadhuta is a sannyásii.” (2)

“It is the sense of duty that causes one person to renounce everything; and it is the sense of duty that inspires another person to readily accept the burden of caring for his or her family. It is the sense of duty that makes a person great. Of all bonds, the bond of duty is the strongest, and the bond of moha [blind attachment or infatuation] is the worst. Humanity will have to break the bonds of moha and increase the bonds of duty willingly and consciously. This is the law.” (3)

“IF YOUR CONDUCT IS NOT GOOD,
DHARMA IS NOT WITH YOU”

“That which sustains the jiiva is dharma. And the practical side of dharma is expressed in the words Ácárańát dharmah, that is, “Dharma is the assemblage of all your conduct” – the way you eat, the way you speak, the way you perform sádhaná. If your conduct is good, dharma is with you; if your conduct is not good, dharma is not with you. And if dharma is not with you, what comes about is your sarvanásha, or sarvátmaka vinásha – that is, your physical, mental, and spiritual ruin.” (4)

Acárańát páthayati yah sah ácáryah – “One who teaches through one’s conduct is an ácárya.” If one’s conduct is not exemplary, he or she is not an ácárya/á.” (5)

“Bear in mind that people may be harmed or misled by even a small weakness or defect in the conduct of an ácárya. Just as it is the duty of a father to educate his children properly by his good conduct, an ácárya or ácáryá should always instruct by his or her exemplary actions and words.” (6)

“A WOMAN’S FRIEND IS A WOMAN”

“It should be remembered that a woman’s friend is a woman and a man’s friend is a man. The more distant the relationship between men and women, the greater should be the courtesy maintained in mutual conversation and behaviour between them.” (7)

“THE SANNYÁSIN HAS ONLY ONE FAMILY”

Our wholetimers have only one family – the universal family.

“The big family is the whole universe and its suffering humanity…the sannyásin has only one family – the big family – so there is no question of adjustment.” (8)

Those workers who cannot abide by this ideal and instead try to rekindle laokik relations or begin a small family are fake Wts.

“MANY SO-CALLED SA’DHUS EXISTS A PHARISAIC STATE OF MIND”
“Mana na’ ra’inga’ile ra’inga’ile yogi ka’par’a.

Saffron and red do not a yogiis make
With mind undyed he remains a fake.”

“Dye your mind with His colour. Those who have not done so cannot attain Him, for this very coloration is Prema or Divine Love… No external sign of Sa’dhuta’ or virtue is necessary. Become sa’dhu within. Behind the external show of virtuousness of many so-called sa’dhus exists a pharisaic state of mind. Preserve the true dignity of the word, Sa’dhu.”

“Mu’d’ha mu’ra’ye jata’ v’ar’aye….

With shaven head or matted locks
And ashen body a Sadhu walks
With the swaggering gait of a well-fed buffalo.
And crude mind filled with thoughts mean and low.”

“That is why I say that you must bring about a revolutionary change in the flow of your judgment and thought, and see how, after overcoming your fascination with external colour, your mind becomes tinged with the His glorious colour.” (9)

“…It may be added that avadhuta shall not engage his ears in any obscene language or songs, touch any tamasik articles, see any depraving entity or pictures, go through any story, novel or fiction having even the slightest bit of sexual importance…” (10)

“CLUTCHES OF INFATUATION”

“Propensity of blind attachment is usually divided into the four categories of time, space, idea and individuality.” (11)

“The only way to free oneself from the clutches of infatuation is to superimpose the ideation of indifference and divert one’s mental thoughts towards Parama Puruśa. It may be possible to control this propensity of wild fascination temporarily by intimidation or by enacting laws, but only temporarily.” (12)

“IF YOU ALLOW YOUR MIND TO BECOME FASCINATED BY ANY OTHER OBJECT, IT IS CALLED “ÁSAKTI””

“When this attraction is for any non-integral entity, or for any small entity this is called káma. When that attraction is for that integral entity, and the integral entity is only one and that one is Parama Puruśa – it is called Prema. When the attraction is for the non-integral entity, for money, for family, for land, it is called Káma; when it is for integral entity it is called Prema and the mental tendency during Káma i.e., the mental tendency during attraction for a non-integral entity is called Ásakti in Saḿskrta and the mental tendency during attraction for that Integral Entity is called Bhakti. Do you follow?” (13)

“When the Esana is not for Paramatman but for something else, it is known as Asakti (Attachment) and not Bhakti. As for example, the Esana for wine. This Esana will be termed as Panasakti, the attachment for wine i.e. attachment is always in bad sense and devotion is always supreme. Therefore the correct Esana is devotion.” (14)

“When the unit self is associated with the cosmic it is called “bhakti” or “devotion”, but when it is associated with the mundane it is called “attachment”. You must withdraw your mental propensities from all external objects – no matter what they might be – and channelize them only towards Parama Puruśa. Only when you direct them towards Him, can it be called bhakti. If you allow your mind to become fascinated by any other object, it is called “ásakti” or “attachment”. When your only desire is for Iishvara, it is called “Iishvara-bhakti”, but when that attachment is for wine, for example, it is called ásakti for wine. An attachment for any object other than Parama Puruśa is called “ásakti”.” (15)

THE BOND OF INFATUATION (MOHA) IS THE WORST

“It is the sense of duty that causes one person to renounce everything; and it is the sense of duty that inspires another person to readily accept the burden of caring for his or her family. It is the sense of duty that makes a person great. Of all bonds, the bond of duty is the strongest, and the bond of moha [blind attachment or infatuation] is the worst. Humanity will have to break the bonds of moha and increase the bonds of duty willingly and consciously. This is the law.” (16)

Namaskar,
In Him,
Kamala

References:
1. Namámi Krśńasundaram, Disc: 16
2. Ananda Vacanamrtam – 2, Keep Company with the Virtuous
3. Namámi Krśńasundaram, Disc: 13
4. Subhastia Samgraha – 21, Niiti and Dharma
5. Ananda Vacanamrtam – 23, Silent Action
6. Ananda Vacanamrtam – 31, The Conduct of an Ácárya
7. Caryacarya – 1, Social Relationship Between Men and Women
8. Ananda Vacanamrtam – 30, Self-Realization and Service to Humanity
9. Subhasita Samgraha – 3
10. 32 Rules for Avadhutas / Wts, pt #32
11. Ananda Marga Philosophy in a Nutshell-8, The Acoustic Roots of the Indo-Aryan Alphabet
12. Ananda Marga Philosophy in a Nutshell-8, The Acoustic Roots of the Indo-Aryan Alphabet
13. Subhasita Smgraha-18, The Stance of Salvation and How to Attain It
14. Subhasita Samgraha – 20, Astitva and Shivatva
15. Ananda Vacanamrtam – 7, The True Nature of Bhakti
16. Namámi Krśńasundaram, Disc: 13

Note 1: WHO IS DIDI D AND MR S

In the above account, Didi D refers to Didi Ananda Dyotona and Mr S is Shubham, an 18 year-man who has bee raised by Didi ji. Prior Didi was very close to and linked with Dada Nigamanandji. Since his death, Didiji has seemingly needed some other male for her animal satisfaction. That is why she is keeping Shubham.

Note 2: LINKS TO ARTICLES

Here is the full article about the illicit relation between a mother and her foster son.

http://www.sj-r.com/top-stories/x1015658593/Woman-accused-of-sexual-abuse-of-foster-son

Below are two more articles related with this entire theme.

http://www.ibtimes.com/california-hockey-mom-had-sex-sons-teammate-police-316040

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/woman-allegedly-sex-son-15-year-old-friend-article-1.1278536

PRABHAT SAMGIITA

“Ghum bha’ungiye na’ ja’niye ja’o niye se keno sudu’re…” P.S. 2336

Purport:

Baba, O’ Parama Purusa, You have broken my slumber and blessed me with samvit [1]. Without my awareness, to which unknown divine world are You taking me in my dhyana. I do not know about my present, past, or future. I am unaware completely. Only this much I know: That You love me. Baba, by Your grace I have full faith and trust on You. You always do what is best for me. Please be gracious and continue in this way. My whole existence is at Your disposal; I surrender unto You.

Baba, You have colored and filled my mind and made me divinely intoxicated with the songs, rhythm, & melodies of Prabhat Samgiita. Baba, by Your grace, my mind is filled with the bliss. You have made the flowers of love blossom in my heart. You have made my heart soft. I love You so much. In Your longing my eyes get filled with the tears.

Baba You are the formless jewel of the ocean of form [2]. By Your grace I feel in my heart that indeed You love me. My whole life is floating in Your divine flow, in the unknown melody and tune of the divine world – devotional songs & Prabhat Samgiita. Baba, You have blessed me with samvit and You have changed my whole life by Your grace, by Your love…

NOTES FOR PS 2336:

[1] Samvit: “Samvit means spiritual consciousness, spiritual awakening. A man engaged in bad things all of a sudden feels that “No, I shouldn’t do all these things. No, I should be a good man henceforward.” Such an idea all of a sudden comes in his mind. And this thing, this change of mental tendency, is brought about by samvit shakti of Vidyámáyá. Do you follow? This is what is called samvit shakti. “No, henceforward I must be a good man. No, henceforward I must be a spiritualist. I must not encourage any depraving idea.” Samvit shakti.” (Ananda Vacanamrtam – 23, Brahma Cakra)

[2] Rupe sa’gare (ocean of the form); arupa man’i (formless jewel): The poetic language which Baba has used in this Prabhat Samgiita indicates that Parama Purusa is formless yet when He comes in the devotees’ heart in the form of Sadguru He is the ocean of the form of that formless jewel. That means He has come in form because one cannot have a personal relation with a formless entity. So the Parama Purusa of philosophy is impersonal, and the Parama Purusa of devotees’ heart is a Personal Entity who comes in form.

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From: “Mirabai _”
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: Harmful Competition
Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2013 21:54:33

Baba

== HARMFUL COMPETITION ==

Namaskar,
After years of heated debate and public pressure, the Pentagon (US military headquarters) lifted the ban and gave approval for women to fight on the front lines of the battlefield. In some western nations like the US, this has been a critical issue. Yes, women were allowed to serve in the military. No, they were not intentionally put in dangerous combat zones. Now – at least in the US – that has all changed. Over time, female soldiers will be put in positions of direct combat.

Event then the debate continues: Some women state that women should not be put in harm’s way on the front lines, while a very vocal group of women is demanding that women must be given the right to fight on the front lines and battle the enemy face to face.

In our Ananda Marga, we have our stand based on Baba’s teachings. As we know, males and females have different physical characteristics and capacities. In particular, males are also physically stronger than females.

Baba says, “”There are people who, in the name of giving equal rights to women in all spheres of life, want them to engage in heavy physical and mental labour which is unsuitable for them. Such an outlook is deplorable. It must be accepted that the physical bodies and nervous systems of women are not as strong as those of men, so men and women cannot work in identical areas. Apart from this, for physical reasons women cannot work in the same way every day of the month, and during pregnancy and the post-delivery period the ability to work strenuously is severely restricted. These points must not be overlooked.” (1)

“As in the societies of most other species, in human society also females are physically weaker than males. Because their nervous systems are weaker, their minds are also slightly weak. Nevertheless women have no less value in human society than men. Selfish men, however, have disregarded the value of women; they have taken full advantage, and are continuing to take full advantage, of their weakness. Although men have publicly declared that women should be respected as the mothers of society, they have actually relegated them to the status of domestic cattle and sheep.” (2)

“The physical and mental structure of a woman is such that even though she may have all the requisite ability to take care of her children, it is extremely difficult for her to bring them up properly and to adequately provide for food, clothing, education and medical care all alone; at the same time she has to keep her children with her or near her, or else it becomes difficult for the children to survive. Therefore if men, instead of women, take the main responsibility for providing food and clothing, while women, after duly attending to the needs of the children, where possible or in cases of necessity earn money by working either at home or outside, neither the children nor society will be adversely affected in any way.” (3)

“As the physical strength of women is less than that of men, the latter should always endeavour to save the prestige of women…Special attention should be paid to the comforts of women during festivals, at spiritual conferences, and on other occasions.” (4)

Furthermore, because males are stronger that is why games and sports are done separately: Women compete against women and men compete against men.

Clearly then females do not have the physical strength & stamina that males have. So less physical strength is a critical reason we do not support the recent decision to allow women to fight on the front lines.

STICK TO STRENGTHS & BE AWARE OF LIMITATIONS

In our Ananda Marga, we believe that one’s inherent capacity should be used for the welfare of society. Among their qualities, men possess physical might so they be the ones involved in strenuous activities like fighting on the front lines. In contrast, women possess their own set of strengths that can be applied for the betterment of society.

For instance, males do not have the right temperament or sentiment to raise infants. That is why in the west we see a rash of Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS): “Shaken baby syndrome (SBS) is a form of physical child abuse that occurs when an abuser [predominantly male] violently shakes an infant or small child, creating a whiplash-type motion that results permanent brain damage and even death.” So it is the males that feel emotionally overwhelmed and challenged by the prospect of caring for infants. (See Note 1)

In contrast, females have greater sentimental feeling and greater attraction toward the baby. Naturally women are more suited to raising young babies and infants. In addition, Baba has furthermore said that Didis should demand running all the primary schools of Ananda Marga. Here the point is that wherever emotion and sentiment are paramount, then females will do that work better than males.

Whereas physically tough jobs like using a bulldozer or working on a garbage truck, or managing a chain saw should be for men.

Certainly, anybody can do anything – there are always exceptions – but generally women will harm themselves doing hard physical labor like fighting on the front lines. So the basic rule is that males should do physically demanding work and females should attend to sentimental jobs. When these roles are switched – i.e. when men involve in things that demand sentiment or when women attend to duties that demand physical might – then problems invariably arise.

This letter is not intended for fault-finding with or accusing any gender. This is for everyone’s welfare. We all have our limitations. Humans cannot glide or fly like birds without a machine so sane people do not jump out of tall buildings and try to fly in the sky. Likewise, regardless of our gender, we should be aware of our inherent strengths and limitations.

Around the globe, in the general society, females have been exploited so much that there has developed a certain competition between the sexes. Rather than being complementary to one another, there is the feeling of competition to outdo the other. Hence, many women have turned to trying to outgun their male counterparts in traditionally male areas of ability. This is an unfortunate development born out of years and generations of the exploitation and suppression of women.

ANOTHER CRITICAL DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN

Physical strength is not the only physical difference between males and females.

For instance, the female cranium is smaller than the male cranium. That is one basic physical difference. Generally speaking, a bigger cranium means more brain power. We see that in any species where the brain is smaller then it is less developed. And when the brain is bigger it is more developed.

However, humans are unique in this regard. Much of the brain capacity of humans goes unused. The human brain has a tremendous capacity. So regardless of whether one is a male or female, much of their brain power is unused. There is very little practical difference between males and females in this regard. You will find foolish males and intelligent female and vice versa.

Here is Baba’s teaching about the size of the cranium.

Baba says, “Generally the cranium of a female is smaller than that of a male. If you see the skull of a female skeleton, you will notice that the upper portion of the skull is smaller. Those who are eunuchs by birth have still smaller craniums…If a male becomes a female by biological processes, he will not suffer from headaches as such; he will have no difficulty. But if a female becomes a male, she will suffer difficulties because the cranium is smaller; that is, the brain is smaller.” (5)

Here the overall all point is that Baba clearly points out that there are distinct physical differences between males and females. But there is no need to develop a complex about why males and females are not equal in the physical might. Those trying to rebuff this idea are harming themselves.

REASONS WHY WOMEN SHOULD NOT BE PUT ON THE FRONT LINES

Here are some of the stated reasons being championed by women who feel women should NOT be on the front lines:

(A) “The female skeletal system is less dense, and more prone to breakages. There is also a concern that, in aviation, the female body is not as adept at handling the increased g-forces experienced by combat pilots…Furthermore, health issues regarding women are argued as the reason that some submarine services avoid accepting women…The Center for Military Readiness, an organization that seeks to limit women’s participation in the military, stated that “Female soldiers [are], on average, shorter and smaller than men, with 45-50% less upper body strength and 25-30% less aerobic capacity, which is essential for endurance”.” (Wikipedia)

(B) In order to compete with men physically, many women sacrifice their womanhood and take steroids to develop muscles etc. But this creates hormonal imbalance as well as psychic imbalance. In many cases, they lose their fertility. This point is embedded within a greater schema. When women aim to compete with men in male-oriented activities, then they end up harming themselves. Allowing women on the front lines to engage in combat is only going to exacerbate this problem. More women will suffer the ill effects of competing with men in male-driven endeavors.

(C) Another argument against the inclusion of women in combat units is that placing women in combat where they are at risk of being captured and tortured and possibly sexually assaulted is unacceptable. In a Presidential Commission report it was found that male POWs, while being subject to physical abuse, were never subject to sexual abuse, and women were almost always subject to sexual abuse.

CONCLUSION

It only stands to reason then that in our armies and combat troops, women should not fight on the front lines. That type of hand-to-hand combat should be done by males only.

We should not allow females to compete with males in this way: Females will be harmed, society will be harmed, and children will be harmed. There is no benefit in any direction.

Males and females are both the creation of Parama Purusa. Parama Purusa has made those physical bodies so we should not destroy them needlessly by competing with one another on the wrong front.

MORE OF BABA’S TEACHINGS ON THE ROLE OF WOMEN AND GENDER ISSUES

“In every sphere of life men have either substantially limited the rights of women, or made the ability of women to exercise their rights subject to the whims and caprices of men. Such an attitude never existed among the primitive human beings who lived at the dawn of human history. Nor had primitive men conceived of the deceitful practice of establishing their supremacy by keeping women in bondage in the name of social purity. Even today among primitive races we do not find significant lack of magnanimity concerning the freedom of women.” (6)

“Actually, when there is no question of women’s rights having been snatched away, there is no need for a movement styled on the trade-union movement. Whatever responsibility there may be in this regard, it is entirely that of men. If at all a movement is required, it must be implemented by men themselves. Today men should consider the needs of women and gradually restore to women the rights which women once entrusted to men out of feelings of helplessness or in response to their heartfelt sentiments.” (7)

“It must always be remembered that freedom, or liberty, and license are not the same thing. The concept of women’s freedom is good, but license should not be encouraged in the name of liberty. Giving license to either men or women could destroy the social structure in a short time. Hence those who are the most vocal in proposing the freedom of women must carefully consider the form this proposed freedom shall take.” (8)

“When we pay recognition to any simple truth, we should not be carried away by sentimentality. Only rationality based on humanism is acceptable. As children of nature, women should have the same access as men to light, air, earth and water. In fact, it is not a matter of granting rights to women, but rather a case of recognizing their rights. If, however, the recognition of women’s rights is treated sentimentally, it may result in great social disaster.” (9)

“In most countries society is patrilineal. The patrilineal system has some advantage over the matrilineal one. There are two main advantages.”
“The first advantage stems from the fact that it is not as easy to determine the identity of the father as that of the mother, and in the absence of any direct blood relationship the mother’s affection for her children is generally greater than the father’s. Under these circumstances the patrilineal system is much better, for it awakens in the father a proper sense of responsibility for his children and precludes the possibility of the children’s identity remaining unknown or concealed. And the father is compelled by circumstantial pressure to take responsibility for bringing up his children; and therefore makes an effort to properly preserve the structure of the family. (Among less-developed creatures, fathers rarely take care of their offspring due to the absence of this sort of circumstantial pressure.)
“The second advantage of the patrilineal system complements the first. Since the relationship between the father and the child is known, the mother naturally does not feel so very alone in rearing the child. The physical and mental structure of a woman is such that even though she may have all the requisite ability to take care of her children, it is extremely difficult for her to bring them up properly and to adequately provide for food, clothing, education and medical care all alone; at the same time she has to keep her children with her or near her, or else it becomes difficult for the children to survive. Therefore if men, instead of women, take the main responsibility for providing food and clothing, while women, after duly attending to the needs of the children, where possible or in cases of necessity earn money by working either at home or outside, neither the children nor society will be adversely affected in any way.” (10)

“I do not support the supposed wisdom of those who advise women to spend their lives with ladles, [[tongs]] and spatulas, because this is unrealistic. Necessity often compels women to discard this convention. Such a system may suit a handful of rich or upper middle-class people, but it has no value for day-labourers or the poor. Many of those who loudly advocate equal rights and the freedom of women, in reality keep their women behind a purdah or covered with a burka. Even among such families I have noticed poor housewives going to the market with their husbands to buy and sell, or to the fields, farms or coal mines, voluntarily taking on light work. Evidently, they cannot afford to behave ostentatiously and live indolently behind a lace curtain.”
“However, there are people who, in the name of giving equal rights to women in all spheres of life, want them to engage in heavy physical and mental labour which is unsuitable for them. Such an outlook is deplorable. It must be accepted that the physical bodies and nervous systems of women are not as strong as those of men, so men and women cannot work in identical areas. Apart from this, for physical reasons women cannot work in the same way every day of the month, and during pregnancy and the post-delivery period the ability to work strenuously is severely restricted. These points must not be overlooked.” (11)

“Social interaction: There are diverse views among those who formulate social codes concerning the free mixing of men and women. It does not require much logic to convince people that the final outcome of free mixing in an undisciplined society is unhealthy. It is also true, however, that the absence of social interaction creates a suppressed longing, a special attraction or an unhealthy curiosity, as does the denial of other desires. This may lead to illicit mixing, which eventually undermines social purity. A system that thwarts social interaction is nothing but an attempt to suppress the mind. Where there is illicit mixing, the only harm done to men is that they degenerate morally, but the damage to women is far greater, because they may be cast out of society in disgrace. Thus on the one hand, men and women will have to be free to mix together socially, while on the other hand, a well-thought-out code of self-control will have to guide their social interaction.”
“Those who want to keep their daughters away from the influence of modernism, and are therefore reluctant to send them to school and college, perhaps do not realize that long ago the waves of modernism intruded into the privacy of their homes without their knowledge. So their efforts to protect their daughters and themselves by following the custom of purdah and making women wear burkas, are entirely farcical.”
“The trend of the age is irresistible, for in this too there is dynamism. It is the duty of intelligent people to channelize the trend of the age towards the path of benevolence by applying their intellect. Neither the individual nor the society as a whole is capable of resisting the powerful spirit of the age. It knocks down anyone who tries to thwart it, and proceeds ahead with irresistible speed. Those knocked down and sprawled on the ground stare at it in utter helplessness, with dazed minds and vacant eyes, as it marches by.” (12)

Namaskar,
In Him,
Mirabai

Note 1: MORE ABOUT SHAKEN BABY SYNDROME

Shaken baby syndrome happens primarily with male guardians, less so with female guardians. A mother who is truly attached with her baby can never do such things. Males are more apt to get frustrated and act inappropriately with the baby. Sometimes paid nannies and baby-sitters also act in this way. Why does this happen? Because, at that young age the baby cries, cries, and cries. Those not wholly attached with the baby can get frustrated and unnerved by that crying. They might shake the baby violently, but not the mother. Unfortunately, some mothers work full-time – i.e. competing in the male-dominated workplace – and then when she returns home tired in the evening, she might hire a nanny to help care for the baby. And that nanny may act inappropriately. This is yet another reason why females should not compete with males, neither on the battlefield nor in the workplace. Females must have their dignified place in society where they are not bound or coaxed into competing against males.

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000004.htm

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/10/nyregion/li-hangbin-goes-on-trial-in-shaken-baby-death-of-his-daughter.html?_r=0

Note 2: REFERENCES

1. Human Society – 1, Social Justice
2. Human Society – 1, Social Justice
3. Human Society – 1, Social Justice
4. Caryacarya 1, “Social Relationship between Men and Women”
5. Yoga Psychology
6. Human Society – 1, Social Justice
7. Human Society – 1, Social Justice
8. Human Society – 1, Social Justice
9. Human Society – 1, Social Justice
10. Human Society – 1, Social Justice
11. Human Society – 1, Social Justice
12. Human Society – 1, Social Justice

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From: “Bhola Sing” bhola.sing@enig…
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2012 20:12:14 -0500
Subject: Reply of Rawa Obscene Dance in Delhi Issue

Baba

== REPLY OF RAWA OBSCENE DANCE IN DELHI ISSUE ==

Namaskar,
Rawa cultural programs held on the DMS stage and at various jagrtis like Faridabad have been an ongoing issue. Various codes of conduct have been contravened by organisers and performers. This has been witnessed by many and reported in great detail. None can deny the facts.

Recently one brother had his own response which I shall cite here and then offer a reply. The greater point is that the sentient quality of our RAWA cultural programs must be restored. Certainly we all can agree on that.

“As the celebration of Prabhat Samgiita Diwas is concerned Prabhat Samgiita is sung by Margii Brothers and Sisters and SOLO dance by the children of Margii family.

As per the RAWA Program organized by Faridabad Bhukti or B-Group (In Delhi) Group Dance on various Prabhat Samgiita is / was never performed by Margii Brothers and Sisters together, rather performed by renowned cultural artists like- Raja & Radha Reddy Group, Yamini Krishnamurti & Group, Saroja Vaidyanathan & Group.

With due honesty I can say, all the programs were aesthetic, descent & sober.

I am not contradicting sake for debate, I have wrote what I have seen or lived.” (“Reply to AM-Global writing on RAWA Program under heading- My Own Experience”; posted publicly to various networks on 24/11/12 by one margii brother)

REPLY TO BROTHER’S ABOVE CLAIM

Here I wish to give a report about recent RAWA programmes at Faridabad.

VULGAR SENSUAL DISPLAY ON RAWA PLATFORM (2011 / 2012)

1. In last two state level conferences held at Faridabad – in 2011 and 2012 – local artists performed in group dance programmes where physically mature teenage co-eds (mixed sexes) danced with haryanvi folk music. The lyrics of this dance programme were so vulgar. Wts and margii sisters were feeling very ashamed. Some even put their head down trying to hide themselves. Even one of the main organisers himself was not comfortable with the words and vulgar dance movement of these womanly dancers. In that programme they were praising her YOWAN /JAWANI (BODY), her waist, hair etc. Anyone who was there and witnessed this awful scene cannot deny that it did not happen. It was a shocking sensual display that had no place on our Rawa stage.

2. RAWA and PROUT are both based on the same Ananda Marga ideology. We cannot allow Proutist fronts to propagate rotten (pseudo) culture. Prout stands for refined human expression, especially with regards to song, dance, and drama. Our programs should be exemplary in all respects. In this current materialistic era, we are not to allow our Renaissance Universal / Rawa programs fall to a despicable level, on par with degraded present social norms. Rawa cultural programs are to stand as a guiding light and set a new standard of presentation for humanity.

MORE ABOUT RECENT PROGRAMS

3. In so many programmes (RAWA) of Faridabad and Delhi (along with B Group), they have organised dance / dramas where developed males and females have danced together on the stage for Prabhat Samgiit.

B group has been organising such programs in in Delhi for the last 7 – 8 years. Every time they do dance / drama which is performed by a professional group consisting of male and female artist of more than 18 years old. On 9th December 2012 a dance drama by Saroja Vaidyanathan group was performed. As usual it was performed by professional artists, both males & females appearing on stage together. These professional dancers, i.e. males and females, hold and touch one another regularly, according to the story and script etc.

Faridabad margiis also organised these same kind of dance/ drama by professional groups 3-4 year back. Nowadays they are not organising that kind of dance / drama due to paucity of funds. So there is no ideological motivation behind their decision to not hire profession dancers; rather, if they had sufficient funds they would still eagerly be hiring such professional dance groups to perform on our RAWA stage.

One last point: Even Raja Reddy performed with his two wives on stage – which he himself has written about. You may even have seen the photo which has been widely circulated by B group.

EC AND B GROUP:

PARTNERS IN DEGRADING DANCE

4. All know well how a few years back, after the formation of third front (EC), then third front leaders became close with B group after the national committee movement started. And, in such jointly-sponsored RAWA programmes, local artists (non-margiis) performed where males and females danced together. In that programme, Ac Tattvavedananda sang several Prabhat Samgiitas. The drama, which was performed by a local Faridabad professional artist group, was based on script written by Ac. Haratmananda Avt. Both these workers belong to B group. That is why it is commonly known that Faridabad margiis organise such RAWA programme with the help of B group.

5. For the last two or three years – since around the time of the construction of the Faridabad jagriti – the scale of RAWA programmes has become smaller. Actually, a lot of money is needed to hire professional artists. Since all local margiis have already contributed greatly in the construction of good jagriiti in Faridabad, that is why Faridabad margii are not doing any extra expenditure on professional artists. So they are not calling artists for making a dance-drama in which males and females dance together. But B group margiis always help and participate in the programme.

6. In B group programme in Delhi, they hire non-margiis professional artists and they dance together (mixing the sexes) with the permission and approval of the Rawa organiser. Some may think that this is fine – because after all they are non-margiis. But that cannot be our stand. Why? Because the audience does not differentiate between margii and non-margii dancers when they perform. Crude sensual dance will degrade others, irrespective who is dancing. So it is quite obvious that if a woman artist dances on stage, a male audience will have same sexual sensation whether she is margii or not. And vice-versa as well with male dancers and females in the audience.

FALLING INTO THE STEPS OF BOLLYWOOD

7. So-called aesthetic value is no reason for hiring professional male-female dancers to perform together, because so many Bollywood pictures / films may be said to be very aesthetically “pleasing”, yet they are wholly devoid of sanctity. Superficial or cosmetic beauty is no basis to call something ideological.

8. What about the programme done in state level convention of PBI in Faridabad, which was basically hosted by Faridabad margiis. Was that also aesthetic? Were the lyrics, dance movements, & cheap dances not a shame to margiis samaj and an act of lowering of Proutistic standard. One of the key people is himself GS Of PBI – has he ever discussed and tried to stop such vulgar programmes. If Faridabad Rawa organisers had any sense, then why did they allow those artists to perform such a programme two years in a row, in 2011 and 2012.

9. These people are hiring professional, non-margii dancers & singers for RAWA performances because they do not have such teams of margiis. If they had such a team, they would definitely have allowed margiis to intermingle & dance etc. This we have seen during the 1991 to 2002 period in Ananda Nagar DMS. And still this is going on under the direction of Mrinal Pathak where our Rawa programs have been the height of sensuality.

BABA’S WARNING ABOUT DEGRADING ART

Here Baba critically warns us of the problems associated with degrading and debased art.

(a) First, people often promote or produce sensual “art” because they know that by this way they will gain a big following. Such a strategy should not be applied to our Rawa programs. Those orgnanisers must focus on the goal of their artistic endeavor and not be consumed with making a profit.

Baba says, “If art or literature is created around the base propensities of the human mind, people will naturally gravitate towards it in large numbers, and the creators of such literature will earn a great deal of money from it; indeed, this is the only aim of their artistic creation. Engaged in the quest of evil, obscenity and vulgarity, they also [like the rightists] lose sight of the primary goal of art.” (A Few Problems Solved – 1, The Practice of Art and Literature)

HARMFUL INFLUENCE ON YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN

(b) Next, Baba warns us that the youth can be spoiled if artists fail to maintain an ideal in their personal lives and professional endeavours.

Baba says, “The youth of a country are attracted to artists; it is therefore the duty of society and the state to monitor these artists’ ideals and character. Otherwise they may exert a harmful influence on young men and women who are the future hope of society.” (Human Society – 1)

DISCOURAGE DEPRAVING TENDENCIES

(c) Baba guides us to put a halt to any cultural program that goads the mind towards degeneration.

Baba says, “There is also cultural life. Tendencies are of either a degenerating or an exalting nature, that is, they are either of a depraving or an elevating nature. We should encourage the elevating tendencies and discourage the depraving ones. In certain parts of this world, depraving tendencies such as pornography exist. Simply protesting will not stop these things: we will have to do something positive to check it. Such positive action will create a new stir in the human mind. Pornography and other depraving tendencies will be completely discouraged and checked. That will be our course of action. We have to create new literature, new books, new music, new songs. We have to chalk out a programme and act accordingly.” (Prout in a Nutshell – 12, Rule of Rationality)

DANCE OUR WAY TO HELL

(d) Here Baba warns us what happens when dance / dramas get degraded by sensuality.

““ra, ra, ra – cha, cha, cha,…Let us sing and dance our way to hell,”” (Microvitum in a Nutshell)

AGAINST WT CONDUCT RULES

(e) Those Wts who have attended such programs should beware as they have contravened their acarya conduct rules.

“…It may be added that avadhuta shall not engage his ears in any obscene language or songs, touch any tamasik articles, see any depraving entity or pictures, go through any story, novel or fiction having even the slightest bit of sexual importance…” (32 Rules for Avadhutas / Wts, pt #32)

NO SADHAKA SHOULD SEE SUCH THINGS

(f) Lastly, Baba warns us that no sadhaka – no Ananda Margii – should see any degrading scene etc, such as the “mixed” dancing performed nowadays on our Rawa stage etc..

““Cakśuńá Saḿvaro Sádhu” O spiritual aspirant! O Bhikśu! O monk! O devotee! You should have proper control over your eyes; whatever will have bad effect on your mind, you must not see it.” (Ananda Vacanamrtam – 14)

CONCLUSION

All in all, great strides need to be made to restore the sanctity of our Rawa programmes – that includes those programmes held in Faridabad. This is not the time for denial by the organisers, but rather a call to standards befitting Rawa guidelines as given by Lord Shrii Shrii Anandamurtiji.

Namaskar,
at His lotus feet,
Bhola Singh

Note 1: HOW ALL THE GROUPS ARE INVOLVED

Actually third front (EC) does not have that back up to do grand and glamorous RAWA programme. You see even if B-GROUP had very weak margii suport in number even then they were doing this kind of RAWA programme in a grand manner. This is especially so in Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and recently they have done in Patna. The spectators mostly have been margiis of third front.

POLITICAL GIMMICK

In every programme they (B Group) honours an artist of national fame. They call some professional singers to sing Prabhat Samgiita. But the greatest attraction of their programme is the dance / drama. In this dance / drama, professionally trained dancers perform on praphat samgiit or on any other music based on their storyline. They call a professional anchor who speaks so much nonsense, such as they are not able to pronounce Wts’ name nor Baba’s name properly. That is espeically is irritating for margiis.

By doing RAWA porgramme, B group attracts the attention of so many margiis. Some of those margiis think that B group is doing something positive for pracara etc. But in fact it is just a political gimmick.

Many say that Vandanandananda had a strong desire to compete with B group on this stage. So he tried to copy their same format and present it in his stronghold i.e Faridabad. Which he did – once. Dada emulated that same grand level where professional artists were hired etc, but the anchor he hired was not very talented so they did not hire him again. All in all, Vandananandji could not compete on the RAWA stage – he was defeated by B group’s pomp and show.

YOUNG WOMEN DANCED

To compete and prove themselves, Ranchi group also tried hard to organise that same kind of high-profile programmes. Around 3 year back, that same kind of programme happened where a group from Orissa danced on Prabhat Samgiit. The main organiser was Madhubratanandji and the main speaker of this programme was Rudranandji. Women (some aged more than 18 yrs of age) danced in front of male audience. So Ranchi to tried to compete but they could not get success. So nowadays they are not organising such programmes. It they could create a dazzling programme they would do it. Due to lack of talent and ability they stopped. It is not that from an ideological standpoint they opposed it. Rather they could not get success. To save themselves from further embarrassment they stopped.

Note 2: WHAT RAWA PROGRAMS SHOULD BE LIKE

Baba says, “Then again, you are not merely an animal: simply eating, drinking and sleeping is not everything for a human. A human has a subtler life, a more charming life, a more fascinating life, so your physical existence moves towards your psychic existence, and this movement is your [quest] for higher life, your [quest] for subtler life, that is, your physico-psychic movement, starting from the physical level and moving towards the psychic level. Your physico-psychic activities are architecture, literature, dance, music – they are all your physico-psychic movement. And this movement is from crude to subtle, starting from the cruder arena and moving towards the subtler arena. That’s why in Ananda Marga I encourage this physico-psychic movement: because it will help you in moving towards the subtler world, in moving towards the supreme spiritual goal.”

“Then the third human [movement] is on the pure psychic level. Your thought-waves, your subtler thoughts, your aesthetic tastes, they are all your psychic movement. For physico-psychic movement, I encourage boys and girls to start work in the RAWA [Renaissance Artists’ and Writers’ Association] movement. You know, to work in RAWA, high-grade intellect is not necessary. But for pure psychic movement, pure psychic development, higher intellect is necessary. And in that realm also humans are to be encouraged, because it is even subtler than physico-psychic movement – it is pure psychic movement. And for that I encourage the intellectuals of Ananda Marga to form RU [Renaissance Universal] Clubs. Let there be psychic development, let there be clashes and cohesions in the realm of intellect. This will help a person to move from crude to subtle. This is the third expression of the human actional faculty.” (Ananda Vacanamrtam – 30, Human Expressions and Human Movements)

Note 3: LINK TO PAST LETTERS

http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/11/my-own-experience.html

PRABHAT SAMGIITA

“Tumi ha’sa’te ja’no, tumi ka’nda’te ja’no…” (PS 3510)

Baba, You know how to play Your divine liila in infinite ways. Sometimes You make me cry and sometimes You make me laugh and smile. You are liila
personified…

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Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2012 18:33:37 -0000
From: Anandasharan
Subject: My Own Experience
To: am-global@earthlink.net

Baba

== MY OWN EXPERIENCE ==

Namaskar,
I am now above forty five years of age, have cared for three young sisters, have a wife and sister-in-law, and have interacted with so many girls who were my classmates. I know today that gossip across the sexes and too much intermingling, especially between young males and females, always creates a devastating story.

I have personally seen what happens with those who gossip and intermingle too much with the opposite sex. So many boys and girls become emotionally attached which results either in (a) sexual involvement or (b) they face terrible emotional tragedy and heartache.

In both cases, the prana dharma of the individual is disturbed and the situation and atmosphere becomes negative for ideological activity.

In that era of old, Buddhism had the full support of so many strong kings including the great King Ashoka and the Indian populace was also Buddhist. But since there was no separate system for male sadhus and female nuns, a terrible problem of infatuation between sadhus and nuns literally destroyed the prana dharma of Buddhism. That culminated in the end of Buddhism in India.

Since our psychology has been weaved by the LORD Himself, He has clearly given instructions about the separate system for males and females. By that guideline, He is alerting us to the painful downfall that meets those who mix freely with the opposite sex.

If we continue to allow our youths involved in Rawa programmes to go against Baba’s mandate, then there will be a terrible price to pay. At present, under Mrinal Pathak’s direction, there is far too much loose behaviour related with our Rawa programmes – both on the stage and off of it.

We should all let it be known to the organisers that we will not tolerate a repeat performance at this coming DMS.

COMMON AMONGST ALL THE GROUPS

Unfortunately, this type of degrading display in RAWA programmes is common to all the groups. Intermingling among boys and girls in the name of a RAWA programme is not group centric. This is a pan-group activity. I know that in Faridabad Third Front (EC) organised this same kind of programme with the help of B Group.

B group also organises this same kind of programme in Delhi annually. Even from 1991 to 2003, before the time of division into various factions, this same kind of programme was happening in DMS. After 2003 when third front was with Ranchi this same programme was being organised during DMS.

In fact no single group is considering it wrong. In fact, it seems these group leaders are (a) either not aware or (b) do not bother, or (c) do not sense it as problem.

Moreover, it is possible that they are having competition to do more glamorous.

Whatever the reason, this type of degrading display and activity surround RAWA programmes must come to an end. Rational margiis and wts are rallying to bring this to a close. It cannot be tolerated any longer – prakrti will not allow it.

BABA’S GUIDELINES:

MALE – FEMALE RELATIONS

As a reminder, here is what our Sadguru Shrii Shrii Anandamurtiji guide us about RAWA and our cultural programmes:

Baba says, “Men and women should not jointly participate in theatrical performances.” (Caryacarya-1)

Baba says, “It should be remembered that a woman’s friend is a woman and a man’s friend is a man. The more distant the relationship between men and women, the greater should be the courtesy maintained in mutual conversation and behaviour between them.” (Caryacarya-1)

According to Baba, our cultural programs must be consistent with Ananda Marga ideals and must be of a requisite standard. Baba Himself has told what constitutes a real RAWA program: That which goads the mind toward a higher ideal. Baba critically warns us not to allow our Rawa programmes to fall prey to debased approaches. Our standard is far above.

Baba says, “If art or literature is created around the base propensities of the human mind, people will naturally gravitate towards it in large numbers, and the creators of such literature will earn a great deal of money from it; indeed, this is the only aim of their artistic creation. Engaged in the quest of evil, obscenity and vulgarity, they also [like the rightists] lose sight of the primary goal of art.” (A Few Problems Solved – 1, The Practice of Art and Literature)

MORE ABOUT TODAY’S RAWA PROGRAMS UNDER MRINAL PATHAK

It has been an ongoing concern that adolescent boys and girls – as well as young unmarried males and females – openly mix and mingle in preparing & performing Rawa programmes at DMS under the direction of Mrinal Pathak.

A more descriptive portrayal of this is appended in note 1, beneath my signature.

I have thought at length about past articles on this matter, and also watched Pathak’s activity along with all his team – boys and girls in DMS. One solution is to have girls play the role of males in girls performances, as needed; and have boys play the role of females in boys performances. That would eliminate the mixing of the sexes amongst our yoga and provide a safer, more stable atmosphere.

As things are happening now, under Mrinal Pathak’s guidance and supervision, there is far too much loose behaviour etc.

I have personally known Mrinal Pathak and his family for the last 25 years. So there is a long history here.

EVERYTHING IS SEPARATE IN ANANDA MARGA

We have to remember that Baba has arranged life in Ananda Marga where we we maintain our sanctity by adhering to certain codes of conduct, not by compromising with our values. In the realm of male-female relations, our proper standard is separation, not free and sensuous mixing of the sexes.

Baba has mandated that everything in Ananda Marga should be separate: For example WWD, our relief activities (AMURTL), reportings, social service projects, LFT trainings, etc. There are all separate along gender lines.

Here is a more complete list for your review:

1. Jagrtis are not shared between males and females for staying over or for office work.
2. Co-education is not practiced with students above 8 or 10 years of age, i.e. or above the age of puberty.
3. During dharmacakra, seminar, and classes, sadhana is done in distinctly different rows.
4. The organisation itself has an entire separate wing for females, WWD or Women’s Welfare Department.
5. Prout, AMURT, VSS etc also have separate sections for males and females.
6. Reporting is done separately.
7. LFT, Tattvika, and Acarya training is separate for males and females.
8. In-Charges are not mixed. Males are in-charges of males and females of females.
Note: Only in Central Office will the head of WWD be controlled by the General Secretary.
9. During DMS, kaoshikii was also performed separately. And still this practice is maintained for DMS.
10. Females do guard duty for females, and males for males; it is not mixed.
11. Akhanda kiirtana is done in a separate manner.
12. Madhur sadhana is done according to gender, not with the opposite sex.
13. In any gathering, females & males do not participate together for games and sports.
14. All public processions are organised keeping males and females separate
15. And there are so many systems in place that ensure strict separation of the sexes.

Thus, when our entire Ananda Marga way of life is separated along gender lines, it is shameful that today we are allowing the free and sensuous mixing of the sexes on the stage during our RAWA cultural programs. This sets a bad example for those young dancers and thrusts them into the world of pseudo-culture. Plus it is degrading for the audience to watch. It is a negative scene from all directions.

Namaskar,
in Him,
Anandasharan

Note 1: WHAT HAPPENED AT THE DANCE PROGRAM

Here it should be understood that Mr Pathak earns his livelihood by directing dance / dramas for the general society. This is how he earns his food; so he is well-accustomed to creating programs that suit the Hollywood taste of the common public. That means he regularly uses 16-21 year-old boys and girls in his programs. And he encourages them to dance and sing together. Mr. Pathak’s shows are designed in the ways of Bollywood and Hollywood. There is an open degree of sensuality in his performances.

For example, at his recently displayed performances at Ananda Nagar in May 2012:

(a) All females aged 16-21 danced with their mid-section uncovered. That means the entire region from just above their waist to just below their chest was completely bare.

(b) All males aged 16-21 danced with their entire top exposed, from the waist up. Males were only wearing a dhoti; their upper body was fully naked.

(c) These males and females – or young men and women – were dancing on the stage together, holding and touching one another, according to the role of their characters. In that way they were in each other’s grasp.

Everyone is aware that per the Ananda Marga system, adult males and females should not dance together on the stage; indeed, no females should dance in front of a male audience. That is just one unfortunate scene. And our RAWA stage is not a night-club, where all kinds of sensual acts are put on display

(d) The males also had shaved all the hair from their underarm; it was visible to all. This contravenes Baba’s guidelines of 16 points, i.e. “Do not cut the hair of the joints of the body.” This gives the wrong message to the audience.

(e) Amazingly, the theme of the show was how youths prepare their mind to become avadhutas and avadhutikas. Yet, in reality, the entire program only served to goad people’s minds toward sensuality – not towards divinity. Our RAWA programs should goad the mind from muladhara cakra to the sahasara cakra – not sahasrara to muladhara. So see what Mr Pathak’s dance program did – that is the irony. (DMS News: Uncultured Dance in Cultural Program, posted 6/10/12)

Note 2: HUMAN MOVEMENT AND RAWA:

TOWARDS THE SUBTLE SPHERE

Baba says, “Then again, you are not merely an animal: simply eating, drinking and sleeping is not everything for a human. A human has a subtler life, a more charming life, a more fascinating life, so your physical existence moves towards your psychic existence, and this movement is your [quest] for higher life, your [quest] for subtler life, that is, your physico-psychic movement, starting from the physical level and moving towards the psychic level. Your physico-psychic activities are architecture, literature, dance, music – they are all your physico-psychic movement. And this movement is from crude to subtle, starting from the cruder arena and moving towards the subtler arena. That’s why in Ananda Marga I encourage this physico-psychic movement: because it will help you in moving towards the subtler world, in moving towards the supreme spiritual goal.”

“Then the third human [movement] is on the pure psychic level. Your thought-waves, your subtler thoughts, your aesthetic tastes, they are all your psychic movement. For physico-psychic movement, I encourage boys and girls to start work in the RAWA [Renaissance Artists’ and Writers’ Association] movement. You know, to work in RAWA, high-grade intellect is not necessary. But for pure psychic movement, pure psychic development, higher intellect is necessary. And in that realm also humans are to be encouraged, because it is even subtler than physico-psychic movement – it is pure psychic movement. And for that I encourage the intellectuals of Ananda Marga to form RU [Renaissance Universal] Clubs. Let there be psychic development, let there be clashes and cohesions in the realm of intellect. This will help a person to move from crude to subtle. This is the third expression of the human actional faculty.” (Ananda Vacanamrtam – 30, Human Expressions and Human Movements)

Note 3: LINK TO PRIOR LETTER

(Note: The above email is in follow up to the thread titled, “DMS News: Uncultured Dance in Cultural Program.” Below is a link to the most recent letter of that thread. – Eds)

http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/07/re-dms-news-12-uncultured-dance-in.html

PRABHAT SAMGIITA

“Tamasa’y dha’ka’ gharete ghumiye chilum nibhrte…” (PS 3930)

Purport:

Baba, that night I was sleeping deeply in one solitary corner of my house, which was submerged in the cimmerian darkness. And that very night
the front door of my house was bolted shut. No one knocked to come inside.

Suddenly, out of nowhere, one divine Entity graciously took advent in my room. With a sonorous and beautiful voice He sweetly told me, ‘Awake, arise, how long will you sleep. Since ages you have been in slumber. Now take a look around – look towards Me’.

Baba, I did not unbolt nor open the door, even then You are here next to me in my room. O’ my most adorable One, my mind fails to conceive how
charming and beautiful You are. Baba, I feel in my heart that Your divine splendor and glory cannot be expressed in words. You are beyond all logic
and reasoning. Baba, my mind fails to comprehend the greatness of Your grandeur. I do pranam to You an infinite number of times.

Baba, with Your boundless love You have come to me and showered Your grace…

END NOTE FOR PRABHAT SAMGIITA #3930:

In the above scene, the sadhaka was in a drowsy state of mind; he was not even aware about his own condition. His mind was not working in a pointed way. In such a circumstance, there was an urgent need to get some guidance from the Guru. Usually we see that people do not readily realise the advent of Parama Purusa in their practical life. Only when Guru reveals His identity to such people and invites their attention by internally pulling their heart, then to some degree they are able to recognise Him. In response, they take initiation and try to lead a dharmic life.
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Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Loneliness & Monotony Were the Cause
Date: 21 Nov 2012 19:21:04 -0000
From: “Karunanidhi”
To: AM-GLOBAL
Subject: Loneliness & Monotony Were the Cause

Baba

== LONELINESS & MONOTONY WERE THE CAUSE ==

Namaskar,
On and off again, the topic has come to the fore about how to teach our margii children and other young ones about our Ananda Marga theory of creation – i.e. how this grand universe has come into existence.

Because at some point, invariably questions arise in the minds of our youths – in the minds of our children: They wonder, ‘who am I’, ‘where have I come from’, ‘what is this universe’ etc. And our Ananda Marga creation theory answers all these doubts and queries in a very comprehensive and fulfilling way.

WHY & HOW WE SHOULD RAISE THIS TOPIC

Next we must consider: When and how should we guide our children about our Ananda Marga creation theory.

Should we wait until our children reach a certain age when they can understand philosophy, grasp abstruse concepts of “Idea & Ideology”, and comprehend challenging topics like jadasphota, shambhuliunga, sadrsha parin’a’ma etc?

Otherwise, when and how should we approach this topic with our kids.

After all, this is an everyday reality for most of us: What is the best way to guide our children. Because inevitably, either on the home-front, in school, or on the internet, this important topic of creation will be raised. And if we do not give a reply – or if our reply is not satisfactory to their ears – then our children will get the ‘lesson’ elsewhere.

If don’t teach our children from where they have come, then they are bound to learn from the general society that human beings are just bones, flesh, and blood – nothing more.

That is why many margii parents, acaryas, neo-humanistic teachers, and sadhakas have concluded that, ‘Yes, we should teach Ananda Marga creation theory to our children’; and, one of the best ways is to emulate the exact manner in which Baba Himself has explained it to His simple devotees.

The content of this letter is based on Baba’s original Hindi discourse delivered in one general darshan in Patna (1965) where He explained Ananda Marga creation theory in very easy-to-understand language.

Here then is some of the groundwork that can be used to help formulate our primary school curriculum regarding the topic: ‘How did this universe come into existence?’.

Once again, the whole import of this discussion is ‘why’ & ‘how’ Parama Purusa created this vast cosmological order.

PARAMA PURUSA WAS ALL ALONE

In the very beginning, Parama Purusa was all alone. There was no one with whom He could play. He was not surrounded by anything or anyone. There was darkness all around – indeed in the absence of anything there was just a vast dark void emanating in all directions. There was absolutely nothing at all, anywhere.

Certainly we all know that when we are completely isolated and have no company, no playmates, and no one to talk to, and are all alone in the house, then we will become very, very lonely. Such was the condition of Parama Purusa. To remove that loneliness, He decided to create something – someone – with whom He could love play.

It is just like if there are children in the house, then the family life in that household becomes colourful & vibrant. Because those children will laugh and they will cry; they will sing and they will dance. And sometimes a child also comes with a problem or needing help in some way; and on other occasions a young one cries out loudly and says, ‘Dad, I want this, or Mom
I need that’.

Having children brings warmth, joy, and, most importantly, transforms life itself into an intimate family experience where there is lots of sharing, caring, & companionship. In which case one will no longer be alone or feel lonely.

WHAT WILL BE THE INGREDIENTS FOR MAKING ONE UNIVERSE

To break the monotony, Parama Purusa had to create something – someone with whom to play. But to create anything, materials are needed.

It is just like if anyone wants to make some toys, then some material is needed such as clay, plastic, rubber, wood – something is needed from which to make those toys.

Similarly, Parama Purusa needed something with which to make His creation; some ingredients were needed to make something – to make one universe. Yet there was nothing around – only there was Parama Purusa and nothing else. Besides Him, there was no one; He was all alone. Then how could He create anything? Because, besides Him, there was nothing. In that case, He had to use part of His own mind.

Thus to create something, Parama Purusa kept away some portion of His own mind: He put that portion of His mind away at a distance. Because without putting away part of His mind, material could not be created.

For that reason, step by step, Parama Purusa began putting away part of His mind.

THE PROCESS OF SAINCARA: PUTTING HIS MIND AWAY

One might then ask, ‘Why did He have to put part of His mind away’ – ‘Why did He have to set it aside’. ‘What was the need to do that?’

The answer is that if He did not put some portion of His mind away, then it could not become made into material – it would just remain unexpressed as pure consciousness. Yet some type of material was needed in order to create something tangible with which He could play.

For this reason Parama Purusa had to set aside some part of His mind. Otherwise it would be impossible to make any toys – jiivas and inanimate objects etc – i.e. any of the creation.

So He put aside part of His mind and it was transformed into material: The specialty of this process is that the further away Parama Purusa put away His mind, the more dense it became.

Accordingly, that portion of His mind that was placed just a short distance away from Him was comparatively less dense, and it became the ethereal factor. And that part of His mind that was put a little further away was more dense so it became the aerial factor. And that portion of His mind that was even further away became the luminous quality – because it was more dense. And when He put His mind still further away it became more dense and was the liquid factor. Until finally He pushed some portion of His mind very far away and that became the solid factor. And this is the most dense factor – reason being that it is furthest away from Parama Purusa. And this entire process of making material is known as: saincara.

So His process of saincara is the process of making the material – toys and beings – with which to play. And in this process of saincara, He creates the painca bhutas, or 5 fundamental factors: ethereal, aerial, luminous, liquid, and solid.

And why does He do this? Why did He embark on this process of saincara? To prepare material to create His toys, i.e. living and non-living beings.

THE PROCESS OF PRATISAINCARA: BRINGING IT ALL BACK HOME

After so many inanimate objects were created by placing some part of His mind away from Him via the process of saincara, then came the task of bringing those things back close to Him. For that to occur, unit mind was created.

This is the transition point – the turning point. Because the process of going away from Parama Purusa is known as saincara. And when things are at the farthest point away from Him then they are in a solid, inanimate state.

This then is the juncture point, whereby finally the unit mind is created and the cycle of creation switches its direction back towards Him.

Here, in this reversal, the formula is that the closer Parama Purusa brought things back towards Him the more developed those beings became. So in this sequence, He brought some creatures just a little bit closer and these slightly developed living beings were in the form plants and insects etc – i.e. creatures that have a very basic mind. And then those beings which He pulled closer to Him were a little more developed such as various animals like goats and sheep – and then those animals which were brought even closer to Him were still more developed such as dogs and monkeys etc.

Until He finally brought some entities very close to Him and those are known as human beings. And the human mind is more developed and more refined since humans are very close to Parama Purusa – until one day, He sweetly draws those sadhakas so close that they actually become one with Him. And, this entire process of returning back to Him is known as pratisaincara.

THE CREATED UNIVERSE

In this manner, by this dual approach of saincara and pratisaincara, Parama Purusa formed an entire universe and He began to slowly fill that universe with innumerable things: forests, rivers, mountain, planets, stars, plants, animals, human beings – so many things & so many beings. And gradually, by His grace, all those things return unto Him.

WE ARE ALL PART OF HIM & LONG FOR HIM

So by this whole picture, by this whole scene of saincara and pratisaincara, it is easily understood that all are part and parcel of Him. Everything and everyone – inanimate objects, flora, fauna, developed creatures, and human beings – is the expression of Parama Purusa. We are all part of that same universal cosmic family. All have been created by Him. He loves all; He is everyone’s Creator; He is the Divine Father. All have come from Him.

Hence, knowingly or unknowingly, all love Parama Purusa as He is the source and all desire to return back to Him – all want to reach Him, just like a small infant has a deep desire to cling tightly to its mother. Similarly all humans love Parama Purusa and desire to be with Him, since He is the Divine Father and all are part of His mind – all are His children.

And this love which humans have for Him is not unilateral. As much as you love Him and long to be with Him, in an even deeper & greater way He loves you and longs to be close to you. Thousands and millions of times more, Parama Purusa loves you. Because after all you are part of His mind. That is why He is called your greater ‘I’ – and this greater ‘I” is one for everybody.

So the whole scene is quite an intimate affair. We are all part of Him and long for Him and Parama Purusa feels us to be His very own and constantly showers His infinite love on us.

at His feet,
Karunanidhi

Note 1: THE IMPORTANCE OF STORY

Before they reach puberty, kids do not like logic and reasoning; they enjoy grand stories and imaginative tales. Every parent and educator must keep this in mind when sharing the theory of creation with young kids.

Note 2: ABOUT PARAMA PURUSA BEING ALL ALONE

“My Parama Purusa was all alone. How painful it must have been to remain in this terrible loneliness. It was no joke for Him to suffer horrible loneliness. When left alone in an empty house anyone would become extremely restless for company. My Parama Puruśa was in such a condition. He had the capacity to see and hear everything, to administer over all, to play with all, to love and scold all, but since there was no other entity, He was deprived of this happiness. Just to rid Himself of this oppressive loneliness He thought to Himself, “I will become many.” And He became many, for He has one rare occult power: prakámya. That is, everything takes shape as per His desire. He wanted to become many and He became many. In this way His divine sport has been going on eternally. Thus it has been said, Ánandáddhyeva khalvimáni bhútáni jáyante [“Out of bliss all beings were born”]. He has created jiivas, created this universe, for the sake of joy alone. Ánandena játáni jiivanti – “these living beings also want to live for ánandam alone.” ” (Namami Krsnasundaram, Disc: 25)

PRABHAT SAMGIITA

“Toma’y ceye toma’y bheve din ye cale ja’y a’ma’r…” PS 2107

Purport:

Baba, O’ my dearmost, my days are passing just thinking about You and looking towards You; in this way my life is passing me by, under Your divine shelter. Baba it is so painful that You do not look towards me – nor do You listen to the feeling of my heart. Baba, in this terrible situation please tell me what can I do to get You. Please grace me.

Baba, by Your grace, at any cost I will surely get You. Baba, You are my polestar. Since the beginning – since the origin – of my life I have been Yours; and up to eternity I will be Yours. Baba, by Your grace, I will surely get You. Even when I was sunk in cimmerian darkness my heart was filled with Your love. During that hopeless period, by Your grace I was also thinking at I am Yours.

Baba, although the lotus is a just little flower, even then it loves the vast sun. In spite of its meagre-self, the little lotus loves that big entity, the sun. In the same way, I love You with my full heart. And now my heart is burning with the fire of longing for You. Indeed, remaining away from You is unbearable for me. Baba, please grace me and come close…

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Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2012 20:21:49 -0000
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Subject: Unruly Free Mixing between Males and Females?

Baba

“Esechile tumi pra’n’e mane, toma’y ceyechilum a’mi mor jiivane…” (PS 2341)

Purport:

Baba, I had the deep yearning in my mind to have You close – to always keep You along with me in my life. Baba, You graced me and came in my heart
and mind, and inundated my whole existence with Your divine love.

Baba, You know how to love and with Your love You satiate the heart. Your love is incomparable. Except You nobody knows how to love. Baba, for the dry-desert heart, You are the effulgence of Love – Love Personified. You satiate the heart of the devotees with Your boundless love.

Baba, You go on immensely showering Your causeless grace without telling anyone. One need not ask anything from You. You shower Your grace
abundantly day and night, ceaselessly.

Baba, You are so gracious; You live in my heart. You do not remain distant. But due to my ignorance and the stains of my mind, I do not see You within.
Rather I think that You are distant and far, far away.

Baba, You have saturated my whole existence with Your divine being. Despite this cosmic truth, I do not always remember You; nor do I contemplate this eternal knowledge in my mind. Baba, my eyes are covered with the fog of spiritual ignorance so I do not feel and realise the divine truth that I am within You.

Baba, please grace me by always keeping me at Your lotus feet…

== UNRULY FREE MIXING BETWEEN MALES AND FEMALES? ==

Namaskar,
This following teaching is most appropriate for the present-day humanity.

Baba says, “It does not require the harnessing of any elaborate logic or reasoning to convince people that the final outcome of permissiveness is
not healthy. But it is also true that the result of free mixing in society, without self-control, is bad…Hence, along with the recognition of the freedom of the two sexes, a well-judged code of self-control will also have to be associated with their mutual mixing.” (Human Society – 1, p.35)

In His above teaching, Baba has given the dharmic code for how and when males and females may socialize.

Remembering that all females are the mothers of males, all women – irregardless of their age – are to be looked upon with utmost respect and reverence. At the same time males must be ever-ready to lend their physical strength to protect and uphold the prestige of women. These are some of the basic points.

Baba says, “Men and women are human beings having equal dignity. As the physical strength of women is less than that of men, the latter should always endeavour to save the prestige of women. As the mothers of men, women can claim this much as a right. Special attention should be paid to the comforts of women during festivals, at spiritual conferences, and on other occasions. (Caryacarya, Part 1: Social Relationship between Men and Women)

Needless to say loose gossiping between the sexes is not at all appreciated or supported by Baba’s teachings.

Baba says, ‘When necessary, men and women can mix together, sit next to one another and participate in meetings and conferences, but they should not engage in gossip as its results are not beneficial. It should be remembered that a woman’s friend is a woman and a man’s friend is a man. The more distant the relationship between men and women, the greater should be the courtesy maintained in mutual conversation and behaviour between them.” (Caryacarya, Part 1: Social Relationship between Men and Women)

Unfortunately still this loose or casual way of dealing is evident in various sectors of our AM society – and it seems to be spreading. Unmarried males & females are living together and carrying on relations and sometimes even producing children out of wedlock. And even at our retreats this looseness between the sexes is clearly evident. Even our Wt acaryas are guilty of this to some or more degree. They know who they are. Perhaps the worst aspect being that it is rampant amongst our youths – 13-18 year olds.

So all around this is a point of awareness. Because promiscuity is the undoing of any society. Now is the time we should rise to the occasion and step by step work to instill Baba’s dharmic guidelines on this important aspect of life. This will be beneficial to all – and provide a positive example for the society at large.

Namaskar,
Mukunda

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