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Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2012 07:33:01
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: Re: DMS News: Uncultured Dance in Cultural Program
From: Valmiki Deva

Baba

== Re: DMS NEWS: UNCULTURED DANCE IN CULTURAL PROGRAM ==

(Note: This is the ninth letter on this thread. Please find links to the eight earlier letters below. – Eds)

Namaskar,

Brother Arjuna wrote:
Here below Baba warns how crude dance and song totally ruins a program.

Baba says, “If someone makes a sound like ‘ra, ra, ra — cha, cha, cha’ or if someone sings, ‘Follow my song. Let us sing and dance our way to hell’, these are sound inferences, but they carry a very crude idea.” (Microvita in a Nutshell, p. 94)

We should not let such scenes unfold in our own Ananda Marga cultural programs. Yet, that is what Mr Pathak and Ac Acintanandji (cultural program in-charge) are doing.

My reply:

Agreed! We should be keen to pay heed to Baba’s warning. And from what I see and hear, the vast majority of workers and margiis have this sincere desire.

Unfortunately, along the way, a few say that these cultural programs at DMS are going fine. Internally such persons (even wholetimers) flash a lustful smile as they think, “let the females sing & dance”, and externally they come up with a much more cunning justification. They utter the words, “See the bright side.”

Those Wts dominated by a metazoic mind or animalistic propensities justify that we should “see the bright side”. How do they do this? Well they say, “Look, this program is using sutras from Ananda Sutram or this program features Prabhat Samgiita – just focus on that – and do not worry about the rest.” Yet such workers themselves are wholly focused on how the women are shaking themselves and dancing.

Such Wts should do self-analysis and seriously consider Baba’s below mandate.

Baba says, “…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 least bit of sexual importance…” (32 Rules for Avadhuta, Rule #32)

With an honest, open heart all should consider the above. Even then there will be some who do not have the courage on this matter and they hide behind the “bright side” justification.

These are the same type of workers who “see bright side” of eating in a restaurant by picking out the onions and garlic from the meal and then eat the rest of the food as they “see the bright side.” When in truth, that entire meal has become tamasik after being stewed and stirred for hours with onions and garlic – and maybe even meat.

Namaskar,
Valmiki

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#3: http://www.am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/06/re-dms-news-uncultured-dance-in_17.html

#4: http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/06/re-dms-news-uncultured-dance-in_18.html

#5: http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/06/re-dms-news-uncultured-dance-in_20.html

#6: http://www.am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/06/re-6-dms-news-uncultured-dance-in.html

#7: http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/06/re-6-dms-news-uncultured-dance-in_25.html

#8: http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/06/re-7-dms-news-uncultured-dance-in.html

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Subject: Re: DMS News #12: Uncultured Dance in Cultural Program
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 17:55:01 +0530
From: dada nitya
To: AM-GLOBAL

Baba

== Re: DMS NEWS: UNCULTURED DANCE IN CULTURAL PROGRAM ==

(Note: This is the twelfth letter on this thread. Please find links to all earlier letters below. – Eds)

Namaskar,

Brother Divyam’shu wrote:

“The fact is that Mr Pathak’s dance programs are strongly influenced by Bollywood sensuality. As a performance director, he takes all his cues from the materialistic movie / fashion industry. That is why there is so much pseudo-culture in his dance productions that are done under the banner of Rawa. So how could a highly posted Dada like Acintanandji think that Pathakji is establishing dharma? Dadaji’s analysis is quite disturbing.”

My reply:

Who will bell the cat? Who will change Sri Mrinal Pathak’s mindset about turning Rawa programs into sensual display? Moreover most dadas and didis are of the same feather and have such fixed mental attitude that is very difficult to change them. Many margiis are reluctant to express their anger when they hear about RAWA cultural function in DMSs, it is only because to whom they will complain?

Actually this adult dance-drama was introduced by Sarvatmananda and Mantreshwarananda and it became a tradition for DMSs; adult dancers were brought and sponsored by this duo during their hey-day in post 1990 era and were financing a lot to the women dancer teams of Bengal and Orissa with 5 star treatment. Though those days are gone and the key persons are changed, yet the same tradition is prevalent.

Such cinematic cultural functions in the sacred holy venue are not meant for any ‘ideological project’, rather it is a very cheap and easy ‘path’ for gaining popularity at the cost of our ideology.

Mrinal Pathak invites young women to ‘appear before international gathering’ in DMS and he lures them ‘you are beautiful, you have talent and you will gain name and fame’. Many margis feel hesitation to allow their adult females to take part in DMS RAWA programmes. Now in Ananda Marg everything is free-for-all, so many WTs are sloping or tending downwards towards mundanity.

Namaskar
Dada Nitya.

On 07/02/2012 10:25 PM, AM-GLOBAL wrote:

Baba

== Re: DMS NEWS: UNCULTURED DANCE IN CULTURAL PROGRAM ==

(Note: This is the eleventh letter on this thread. Please find links to the ten earlier letters below. – Eds)

Namaskar

Jaykrsna wrote:

“All programs should be passed and reviewed by the RAWA dept. or advisory committee of RAWA dept. before being presented in the public forum. Indeed, the in-charge of each & every dept. of AMPS should have proper knowledge of the events and programs of his dept. Otherwise we will have to face this type of blunder on a regular basis.”

Yes, I certainly second this proposal.

Verily, such a system must be in place and practiced otherwise this RAWA debacle will continue. Rather May 2012 DMS was not the first time that Mr Mrinal Pathak presented such a degrading scene on stage. This has been a on-going issue of late.

We should all reflect on the way Baba set up our Marga.

EVERYTHING IS SEPARATE IN AM

Baba has set things up such that we we keep our sanctity by maintaining our proper standard, 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 AM should be separate: For example WWD, our relief activities (AMURTL), reportings, social service projects, LFT trainings, and so much more. There are all separate along gender lines.

1. Jagrtis are not shared between males and females.
2. Co-education is not practiced with students above 10 years of age, i.e. or above the age of puberty.
3. During dharmacakra 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 DMC, kaoshikii was also performed separately. And still this practice is maintained.
10. Females doing guard duty for females and males for males; not mixed.
11. Akhanda kiirtana is also done in a separate manner.
12. Madhur Sadhana is not done collectively with the opposite sex.
13. in any gathering, games and sports females & males do not participate together.

Thus, when our entire AM 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,
Indranath Deva

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#2: http://www.am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/06/re-dms-news-uncultured-dance-in.html

#3: http://www.am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/06/re-dms-news-uncultured-dance-in_17.html

#4: http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/06/re-dms-news-uncultured-dance-in_18.html

#5: http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/06/re-dms-news-uncultured-dance-in_20.html

#6: http://www.am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/06/re-6-dms-news-uncultured-dance-in.html

#7: http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/06/re-6-dms-news-uncultured-dance-in_25.html

#8: http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/06/re-7-dms-news-uncultured-dance-in.html

#9: http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/06/re-8-dms-news-uncultured-dance-in.html

#10: http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/06/re-10-dms-news-uncultured-dance-in.html

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Subject: Re: DMS News #11: Uncultured Dance in Cultural Program
Date: Mon, 02 Jul 2012 21:44:09
From: Indranath
To: AM-GLOBAL

Baba

== Re: DMS NEWS: UNCULTURED DANCE IN CULTURAL PROGRAM ==

(Note: This is the eleventh letter on this thread. Please find links to the ten earlier letters below. – Eds)

Namaskar

Jaykrsna wrote:

“All programs should be passed and reviewed by the RAWA dept. or advisory committee of RAWA dept. before being presented in the public forum. Indeed, the in-charge of each & every dept. of AMPS should have proper knowledge of the events and programs of his dept. Otherwise we will have to face this type of blunder on a regular basis.”

Yes, I certainly second this proposal.

Verily, such a system must be in place and practiced otherwise this RAWA debacle will continue. Rather May 2012 DMS was not the first time that Mr Mrinal Pathak presented such a degrading scene on stage. This has been a on-going issue of late.

We should all reflect on the way Baba set up our Marga.

EVERYTHING IS SEPARATE IN AM

Baba has set things up such that we we keep our sanctity by maintaining our proper standard, 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 AM should be separate: For example WWD, our relief activities (AMURTL), reportings, social service projects, LFT trainings, and so much more. There are all separate along gender lines.

1. Jagrtis are not shared between males and females.
2. Co-education is not practiced with students above 10 years of age, i.e. or above the age of puberty.
3. During dharmacakra 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 DMC, kaoshikii was also performed separately. And still this practice is maintained.
10. Females doing guard duty for females and males for males; not mixed.
11. Akhanda kiirtana is also done in a separate manner.
12. Madhur Sadhana is not done collectively with the opposite sex.
13. in any gathering, games and sports females & males do not participate together.

Thus, when our entire AM 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,
Indranath Deva

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#2: http://www.am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/06/re-dms-news-uncultured-dance-in.html

#3: http://www.am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/06/re-dms-news-uncultured-dance-in_17.html

#4: http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/06/re-dms-news-uncultured-dance-in_18.html

#5: http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/06/re-dms-news-uncultured-dance-in_20.html

#6: http://www.am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/06/re-6-dms-news-uncultured-dance-in.html

#7: http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/06/re-6-dms-news-uncultured-dance-in_25.html

#8: http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/06/re-7-dms-news-uncultured-dance-in.html

#9: http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/06/re-8-dms-news-uncultured-dance-in.html

#10: http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/06/re-10-dms-news-uncultured-dance-in.html

PRABHAT SAMGIITA

“Tumi kii ceyecho ja’ni ni to a’mi, tumi kii diyecho kichu ja’ni…” (P.S. 1980)

Purport:

Baba, what You want I do not know, but what You have given me – about that a little I know, by Your grace. I have not offered anything to You, only I have always gone on extending my own hands in order to receive more and more.

Baba, You have sent me on this dusty earth with human form. Indeed, You have certain plans and programs to be done by me; You have certain desires and hopes that I do not know, nor do I want to know. Only I know that I have wasted my life in useless altercations and letharginess.

The precious time of this human life has gone in vain. At the proper moment, awareness has not come in my mind. Time has passed like this. My days have passed in self-indulgent activities and entertainment. Today I am sitting in the desert counting the stars.

Baba, still I have full faith that You will grace me and bring me onto the right path…

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Subject: Re: DMS News: Uncultured Dance in Cultural Program
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2012 10:53:23 GMT
From: Arjuna
To: am-global@earthlink.net

Baba

== Re: DMS NEWS: UNCULTURED DANCE IN CULTURAL PROGRAM ==

(Note: This is the eighth letter on this thread. Please find links to the seven earlier letters below. – Eds)

To Acintanandaji and others who supported this issue to promote female adult dancing in our RAWA programs at DMS.

Namaskar,

We all know that before 1990 cultural programs were done regularly. In those performances, the girls were below 8 years of age and all aspects of the program were very sentient. So the programs achieved the goal: The mind was led in proper direction, not a negative one.

WE ATTEND TO SANCTIFY THE MIND

So we should be honest with ourselves. We all go to DMS not for carnal satiation or to satisfy our lower propensities, nor for all kinds of TV channel delights or Holly / Bollywood movie scenes. We go to DMS because we think it to be a dharmic program. Going to a dharmic ceremony should entail strict adherence to a code of discipline and not any negative encouragement of the mind.

Baba says, “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…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… For physico-psychic movement, I encourage boys and girls to start work in the RAWA [Renaissance Artists’ and Writers’ Association] movement.” (Ánanda Vacanámrtam Part 30 ˜ – Human Expressions and Human Movements 31 May 1979 evening, Valencia)

So Baba’s directive is quite clear and pointed: Use RAWA programs bring the mind to a more subtle state.

Unfortunately the RAWA programs directed by Sri Mrinal Pathak and “approved” by Dada Acintanandji are falling far short of Baba’s given standard. Dadaji and Mr Pathak are producing cultural performances that degrade the mind, using ploys like naked belly dancing etc.

This must be stopped and we should proceed on according to Baba’s below guidelines.

BABA’S GUIDELINE:

HOW TO MAKE A SENTIENT PROGRAM

Here are some practical steps we can take to ensure that our cultural programs are in line with Baba’s stated guidelines.

1. Girls below puberty, 8 or 9 years of age, should dance for a co-ed audience; whereas those girls above puberty (aged 10 – 16 etc) can dance to an all female audience.

2. When any drama or dance occurs that requires boys and girls to dance together, then similar aged girls should play the role of boys. And they too should be below puberty.

3. Even then our small girls should not wear revealing or Hollywood type of dress. And the music must be sentient. The music itself also carries a vibration, positive or negative microvita.

Adhering to the above tenets, the program will be devoid of “risque behaviours” and the entire performance will be totally sentient.

BABA’S WARNING

Here below Baba warns how crude dance and song totally ruins a program.

Baba says, “If someone makes a sound like ‘ra, ra, ra — cha, cha, cha’ or if someone sings, ‘Follow my song. Let us sing and dance our way to hell’, these are sound inferences, but they carry a very crude idea.” (Microvita in a Nutshell, p. 94)

We should not let such scenes unfold in our own Ananda Marga cultural programs. Yet, that is what Mr Pathak and Ac Acintanandji (cultural program in-charge) are doing.

Namaskar,
Arjuna

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#2: http://www.am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/06/re-dms-news-uncultured-dance-in.html

#3: http://www.am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/06/re-dms-news-uncultured-dance-in_17.html

#4: http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/06/re-dms-news-uncultured-dance-in_18.html

#5: http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/06/re-dms-news-uncultured-dance-in_20.html

#6: http://www.am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/06/re-6-dms-news-uncultured-dance-in.html

#7: http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/06/re-6-dms-news-uncultured-dance-in_25.html

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Baba

== Re: DMS NEWS: UNCULTURED DANCE IN CULTURAL PROGRAM ==

(Note: This is the seventh letter on this thread. Please find links to the six earlier letters below. – Eds)

Namaskar,

“I was most definitely astonished by the report about degrading activities going on in the name of RAWA at DMS:
All females aged 16-21 danced with their mid-section totally uncovered.

That means the entire region from just above their waist to just below their chest was totally bare.

And indeed there were so many issues of sensuality and pseudo-culture at the RAWA program led by Mrinal Pathak.” (quote 1)

“So today, certain organisers of cultural programs like Acintananda, who are giving the logic that the programs these days are in accordance with the standard in before 1990, are not being truthful with themselves. Because it is quite apparent what is going on these days and how it differs from the pre 1990 programs. It is quite obvious. And we are only left to question Acintananda’s role and integrity in all of this. Why is he allowing Mr Mrinal Pathak to continue to lead degrading cultural programs on our stage.” (quote 2)

It is very sad that such pseudo-cultural program was performed in our Ananda Marga DMS Rawa function.

It is more sad that such program was performed under the guidance of a monk of Ananda Marga.

It is more & more sad that GS or in-charge of GS did not overview such a degrading act.

It is more, more & more sad that such program was not stopped even by the members of top most board (like Purodha Board) of the mission, during performance itself after coming into knowledge of vulgarity of the
program.

If action was not taken against the program in-charge Dada (Acintanandaji) then it is very very sad news of the organisation.

Namaskar,
R.N. Kumar

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#1: http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/06/dms-news-uncultured-dance-in-cultural.html

#2: http://www.am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/06/re-dms-news-uncultured-dance-in.html

#3: http://www.am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/06/re-dms-news-uncultured-dance-in_17.html

#4: http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/06/re-dms-news-uncultured-dance-in_18.html

#5: http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/06/re-dms-news-uncultured-dance-in_20.html

#6: http://www.am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/06/re-6-dms-news-uncultured-dance-in.html

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Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2012 21:49:28 -0000
To: am-global@earthlink.net
From: “Vinod Singh”
Subject: Re: [1] Daughter’s Lucrative Job

Baba

== RE: DAUGHTER’S LUCRATIVE JOB ==

[Note: This is the second letter of this series; a link to the first letter is below – Eds.]

Namaskar,

“Trainer Didi [Bangalore] keeps 50% of all donations for herself and sends those funds back to her laokika family in her village. That is the sad reality. One more thing that need be mentioned here is that this Wt Trainer Didi is herself the daughter of a well-known margii family. That margii family resides in one village. The local villagers know that the family is accumulating big money from the Wt daughter. So those villagers think that being a Wt in Ananda Marga means having a high-paying job and getting a lucrative salary…The didi in the above report is Ananda Madhurima Acarya. She is the Trainer Didi in Bangalore who sends so much organizational money to her laokik family.”

ABOUT TRAINER DIDI’S FAMILY

Yes, I am aware about WT Trainer Didi Ananda Madhurima and I know her family. Trainer Didi’s laokik father is Ac Dharmanathji of Viddu Pur (Vaishali district) in the state of Bihar, India. Ac Dharmanathji lived there and raised his family in that village. So that is Trainer Didi’s laokik home.

I actually went there to see for myself as I live nearby.

DIDIJI: BETRAYING THE FAITH OF MARGIIS

The circumstances are that, for some time now, Trainer Didi has been sending half of all her collected donations to her laokik family – and still this is going on. Thus the margiis generously donate thinking that they are helping build a model institution for training new candidates for becoming wholetime workers, yet the Trainer Didi is pocketing the bulk of those funds and sending huge monies to her laokik family.

VILLAGERS THINK AVADHUTIKAS RECEIVE A BIG SALARY

Actually this is not a secret: Everyone in the village of Viddu Pur knows about this. Furthermore, those villagers of Viddu Pur naively think that avadhutikas in Ananda Marga receive a huge salary and that is why this family has become rich. Those villagers do not know that Didi is going against the ethic of wholetimer life.

So all the non-margii families of Viddu Pur understand well that the family is wealthy because their daughter (i.e. Trainer Didi) sends money regularly to the family. Indeed the non-margii villagers praise the family how their daughter became the bread-winner (big money earner) for the entire family.

When I went there I saw first-hand how some of those non-margiis are now trying to get their own daughters to also become Wts so they too can receive significant funds. They see first-hand that this is a lucrative business. They think that Ananda Marga avadutikas are well-paid. They do not know that this Didi is dishonest and stealing from the organisation.

Rather those non-margii villagers think that Ananda Marga is a grand corporation and that that family’s daughter receives a good salary. In turn, their daughter send big money to their laokik family. By this way that village family was able to construct a totally new house. Seeing this, naturally all of those non-margii villagers are in awe and a few of them are keen to have their own sons and daughters also become Wts and receive a good salary.

SUMMARY

All in all, this entire situation is shameful. There is no other word for it. Trainer Didi is exploiting the sentiments and generosity of margiis and sympathizers who steadfastly give donations to the WT training centre in Bangalore.

Namaskar,
Vinod Singh

Note 1: BY THE WAY…

…ABOUT DMS RAWA PROGRAMS

By the way, I have been following along the discussion about the RAWA program at DMS where mature girls are dancing in front of everyone with naked bellies etc. Here I wish to add that similar issues are happening with the B group RAWA programs. Unfortunately all the groups are doing this type of poor display.

Note 2: EARLIER LETTER ABOUT TRAINER DIDI

http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/06/daughters-lucrative-job.html

PRABHAT SAMGIITA

“Ka’lo jetha’y a’loy meshe, sa’t sa’gar pa’re…” (1867)

Purport:

Baba, after crossing the seven oceans there is a land where the blackness and effulgence meet: the world of immortality, i.e. satyaloka. O’ my Dearmost, by Your grace I will get You there – at that effulgent tangential point. [1]

Baba, Your and my intimate closeness has been going on since eternity. It is beyond the relative factors of time, space, and person. Baba, our relation knows no limitations. In the beginning we were one; during my
entire movement through saincara and pratisaincara our unifying link has remained. Baba, today I feel Your love in my heart; in the past also I felt that love; and by Your grace in the future this love will also remain. Baba, You
alone are my eternal Companion. Everything else in this mobile universe comes and goes. Under the ignorance of avidya maya I foolishly depend on worldly things- thinking those things will be with me up to eternity. Baba, by Your grace when awareness comes, then I understand that everything in this expressed world is ephemeral, except You – Parama Purusa. Baba, even the vast, boundless ocean of avidya maya cannot create obstacles in our relation. Baba, between You and me there is a strong attraction. You are pulling me with Your infinite love. Whatever obstacles come along the way will be smashed. Our love will go on and on and I will become one with You, by Your grace.

Baba, in the past I misunderstood everything and I got captivated by my blind attachments. I temporarily lost the path of divinity and got caught in the net of avidya maya. That was my darkest hour. But now, by Your grace, I realise that I was Yours then and that still today I am Yours. So many lifetimes have passed and by Your grace I remain under Your shelter. Today, I keep Your sweet memory in my heart. My each and every thing is for
You. Baba, by saturating me in Your love, make me Yours. Sometimes my mind gets attracted by the worldly colours, and I get attached with those transient things. Baba, please shower Your causeless grace. Please love me
so much that Your love dominates my entire existence; then, by Your grace, I will not get attracted by anything else. Baba, please colour me by spreading the love of Your heart – Your divine love. O’ my Dearmost, please reside
eternally in my heart as my most loving One.

END NOTES FOR PRABHAT SAMGIITA #1867:

[1] Ka’lo…a’loktiire: These are the opening and closing Bengali words of the first paragraph of the above song (#1867). This entire first stanza carries a deep philosophical meaning and is characterized by this below explanation and quotes.

The basic idea is that beyond the multifarious expressions of this mundane existence there is a heavenly abode. By the path of sadhana one can cross the darkness of the unit mind and reach up to that divine threshold – the
abode of Parama Purusa. Baba, being the Taraka Brahma remains eternally in that divine stance.

These following quotes lead in that direction and provide insight into the deeply philosophical meaning of the first stanza of the above Prabhat Samgiita.

Baba says, “Satyaloka or the Abode of Truth is the ultimate state, of the highest state of tranquillity (supramental state of witness-ship beyond the scope-of the mind). In philosophical language it is called Brahmaloka or the abode of Brahma.” (Ananda Marga Ideology and Way of Life – 5, This World and the Next)

Baba says, “And when the sa’dhakas transcend the illusory bondage of their buddhitattva — existential I — and race towards the ultimate reality unhindered by any reflection on the mental plate, their intellects and indeed their whole identities merge in Consciousness in its pure form. That unreflected A’tman is alone called the pure Nirgun’a. This state is the unchallengeable position in satyaloka this state is Consciousness itself.” (Ananda Marga Ideology and Way of Life – 5, This World and the Next)

Baba says, “In this sadhana of stabilising the citta the meaning of progress is to gradually cleanse every kos’a of its impurities. When ka’mamaya kos’a is stabilized, the citta will follow the dictates of the manomaya kos’a and will not be swayed by the lower propensities, by sensual proclivities. Then again, when manomaya kos’a becomes tranquil the citta will be free from the influence of kamamaya kos’a. It will then merge its own entity in the atima’nasa kos’a the supramental mind. In other words, it will exhaust the remaining sam’ska’ras. It cannot perform any original action (pratyayamu’laka) without citta-suddhi, (mental purification) because these non-original actions keep the lower kos’as active. Thus one must continue with sa’dhana’ ceaselessly with a view to gradually establishing harmony and equilibrium in the kos’as one after another. The moment the indistinct sensibility of the hiran’maya kos’a (subtle causal mind) is free of the least vestige of impurity, the sa’dhaka shines with the dazzling radiance of the Satyaloka. That is an auspicious moment for a sa’dhaka as it is unification between A’tman and Parama´tman.” (Ananda Marga Ideology and Way of Life – 5, This World and the Next)

Baba says, “The perfect sa’dhana’ is the sustained effort to completely identify every kos’a with the inner self, thus the more sa’dhakas progress on the path of sa’dhana’, the more their cakras and propensities (vrttis) are gradually controlled by the higher and higher kos’as. But the sa’dhakas must not stop here. At the final stage of their sa’dhana’ even the stance of a’jina cakra, even their entire mind entity has to be taken to a higher state of existence, the Brahmaloka, and merged in the Purus’a Bha’va or Cognitive Bearing. It is in the Sahasra’ra Cakra (pineal plexus) that sa’dhakas establish themselves in the true blissful state and transcend the bondages of pleasure and pain. That state is the ultimate state of attainment for microcosms, it is the original stance of Brahma. There exists neither you nor He, the two become One. It is by means of sa’dhana’ that this supreme rank is attainable. So you see, the destiny of human beings is in their own hands. You are certainly capable of controlling yourself. Here yourself means your propensities the demons within you.” (Ananda Marga Ideology and Way of Life – 5, This World and the Next)

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Date: 20 Jun 2012 20:29:36 -0000
From: “Chandra Mohanl”
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: Re: DMS News: Uncultured Dance in Cultural Program

Baba

== Re: DMS NEWS: UNCULTURED DANCE IN CULTURAL PROGRAM ==

Namaskar,

“I was most definitely astonished by the report about degrading activities going on in the name of RAWA at DMS:

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

And indeed there were so many issues of sensuality and pseudo-culture at the RAWA program led by Mrinal Pathak.”

WHAT SHOULD BE OUR OUTLOOK

Instead of portraying females as mere objects of desire & enjoyment as has occurred in our RAWA programs at DMS, let us once remember Baba’s teaching about how we are to look upon all females.

Baba says, “It is proper to address a woman not related to one’s family as “Mother”.” (Caryacarya-1)

Thus our RAWA programs should reflect this ideal. According to Baba, if any dance, music or song does not goad the mind toward divinity and instead goads the mind towards the lower cakras, i.e. carnal and worldly attractions or animal propensities, then that is not at all a cultural program, but something else.

We must always keep this standard in mind.

CULTURAL PROGRAMS MUST MAINTAIN A STRICT STANDARD

On various occasions, we Ananda Margiis are called upon to arrange proper cultural programs. So we must think critically whether such dance and music programs are up to the mark.

We must recall that before 1990 the girls dancing in cultural programs at DMS were below puberty. That was one very dramatic point to keep in mind. Everything was extremely sentient; there was not the slightest bit of a provocative display. Plus the style of music was always sentient as well. That is why those days the mind was not directed towards the lower cakras at our AM cultural programs. Rather, the mind was goaded upwards towards the subtle and divine.

So today, certain organisers of cultural programs like Acintananda, who are giving the logic that the programs these days are in accordance with the standard in before 1990, are not being truthful with themselves. Because it is quite apparent what is going on these days and how it differs from the pre 1990 programs. It is quite obvious. And we are only left to question Acintananda’s role and integrity in all of this. Why is he allowing Mr Mrinal Pathak to continue to lead degrading cultural programs on our stage.

The aim a cultural program means goading mind towards divinity; otherwise, it is nothing but an expose of pseudo-culture which ultimately degenerates the mind.

Namaskar,
Chandar Mohan

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PRABHAT SAMGIITA

“Toma’y a’mi khunje gechi, kato na’ yug dhare kato yug dhare…” (PS 4018)

Purport:

O’ my Dearmost, I have searched You for ages and ages. Since time immemorial, since the dawn of my existence, I have been seeking You. Baba, I have rowed this worn out boat, jiirn’ tarii [1], in this ocean of time, ka’ler sagar [2] for so many lives – one after another. Baba, birth after birth, creeping across the expanse of saincara and pratisaincara, I have been slowly moving towards You. And now today I remain involved in my lethargic meditation, still trying to reach to Your lotus feet.

Baba, I have been searching You in all the directions: Left and right, front and back, up and down, far away and close by, in each and every nook and corner of this vast creation – everywhere. Baba, I have also looked for You in the scenic panorama of forms throughout this expressed universe. Baba, I have looked so many places in search of You.

O’ Prabhu, no matter where I looked You could not be seen. You did not give me any hint as to where You were residing. Nor did You ever tell me Your divine tales or share Your blissful stories indicating Your whereabouts. Baba, I never heard anything from You. Even then, with my heartfelt longing I go on calling You – just to please You and have You.

Baba, You have blessed me with the understanding that You reside in my heart eternally…

END NOTES FOR PS #4018:

[1] Jiirn’ Tarii: (literally meaning ‘worn-out boat’). This term indicates how the sadhaka’s existence is like a worn-out boat. For ions and ions, in various forms, the sadhaka has been moving slowly towards Parama Purusa. In the past they existed as fire, ice, and wind only later to turn into wood, stone and water, and still later to transform into undeveloped and developed animals – all the while moving slowly towards Him. Until finally they achieved human life. But even then the journey has been slow in their worn-out boat. Because even after getting initiation into path of sadhana the aspirant is just lazily attending to his meditation practice – inching his way towards Parama Purusa. So the sadhaka is not at all pointed in his approach. That is why he is described as jiirn’ tarii (worn-out boat) in the above song.

[2] Ka’ler Saga

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