Archive for the ‘Pointing Out – Giving Solution’ Category

Subject: Please Post
Date: Sun, 14 Aug 2011 14:00:24 +0530
From: tr sukul



What I could know so far in the present context is that this all seems to be the fight for might [a.k.a political power] and hence all the groupism and quarreling.

If the established group leaders think that Baba is not watching them and therefore they are free to follow or leave morality, then they are throwing themselves into darkness of crudeness for which they will have to repent. This type of attitude indicates that they have not understood the realities of human life taught by Baba and they have become sannyasis merely due to shmashan vaeragya i.e. like those who when happen to visit shmashan and feel instantaneously that life is like a bubble of air in water which appears for few seconds and then vanishes, but as soon as they come back to their residences they immediately forget these ideas and think they will live forever.



I am not of that level who can judge the truth of sannyasi/s and his/their wisdom, just I am a follower of my beloved BABA. Whatever I have learnt from Baba’s available literature in the form of His discourses and discussions, it is that human life is for self-realisation. Hence each and every moment should be utilised for attaining the set target of this realisation.

They are blessed ones who have dedicated their lives for the sake of establishing the ideals of their Guru, but if once they have handed over their everything to their Guru they have no right to use it for their own without the permission of Guru, this is simple rule of morality.

Now if such persons act against the directions of the Guru then it is obvious that they do not believe in the ideals of Guru for which they have dedicated themselves.


While narrating Ravana as mahapa’taki Baba has explained that the act, Ravana performed, was against the morality and yet it was done in the uniform of a sannyasi, so he had done mahapatak not atipatak and the result was his death. Atipatki can get redemption but not the mahapatki, as no one will believe in sannyasis in future, every woman will suspect on sannyasi, etc.

As regards me, I treat all sannyasis to be the representative of my Baba and have full regard but these stories really shake me internally. Even if they are just few bad apples, still whole of the sannyasi samaj is to be blamed as the faith of common people diminishes.


Just as the doctor not only points out the disease but also suggests the medicine to be taken, regardless of how sour it may be, similarly as concerned Ananda Margiis we are to point out the problem and give the solution. And the solution to perpetual groupism is neo-humanism where people shed their groupist identities and mindfully follow Guru’s divine ideals and teachings.


At last I would like to say that I have blind faith in my Gurudev which no story can decrease it even for a minutest quantity. As regards organisation, the One who has formed it, He has programmed it in His own way; that will only work – nothing else.

Dr T.R. Shukla


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Date: Tue 9, Aug 2011 21:54:28
From: V.J.K. Deva
Subject: Re: Read News: Which Group Is Best?


“Jamiin a’sama’n tumha’ra’, tumha’ra’ jaha’n sa’ra’…” (P.S. 4335)


Baba, this earth & this vast blue sky belongs to You. Not only that, but this entire universe is Your property. You are the sole owner of everything. I am Yours; You are mine. I want to move according to Your direction. You are my everything. You are the source of all energy. Whatever strength the sun has, it is coming from You. Similarly
whatever fragrance comes from the flower garden, that is Your fragrance. You are the divine Entity which decorates everyone’s heart. Baba, You are always with everyone in sorrow as well as in happiness, equally. You are always residing in my heart; in Your longing my eyes are showering tears. Baba, You are the controller of everything. This entire created world belongs to You. You are mine and I am Yours…


After reading the recent post about the goings-on in the various groups, a few of us got together and spoke at the jagrti. We collectively came up with replies to common mentalities that we encountered upon the release of this news. Plus by reviewing Baba’s divine teachings, we studied His two-fold approach for stopping such sinful behaviour and inspiring such workers back onto the path of Supreme Benevolence.




There are some who think that it is inappropriate to point out the defects of responsible parties, like our AMPS leaders, in public. Such persons prefer things should be handled in more of a hush-hush manner. After all, they say, human weakness is common and we should simply solve these problems behind closed doors. Stay positive – be patient – and refrain from criticizing anyone, ever. This is the way some in our Marga think.


Actually such sensitive matters could be kept hidden if the current administration / group leaders were taking these matters seriously. If a given ruling body or government or organisation is not corrupt then there is no need to highlight those misdeeds in the newspaper or the public forum. Because the government or organisatoin itself will weed out the problems and make everything alright.

However, the key point is that when the government or leadership itself is indulged in criminal activity and covering up those sinful activites – as is the case in our Marga today – then there is no other way than to bring forth the issues on the public stage, heighten public awareness, and garner support from the general margiis.




Some state that in Baba’s presence negative things were not broadcasted in public. So they feel that in the post-1990 era we should strictly adhere to this same method.


Yes, it is correct to say that Baba did not “air” such matters in public. The reason is that Baba was taking such matters very seriously within the 4 walls of His reporting sessions. He Himself was delivering justice and never supported sexual misconduct. The culprits were always punished for their welfare. So there was justice from within our Marga and hence no need to go public.

But these days in our Marga, there is hardly any justice – or we can say no justice. The leaders look the other way; they pay a deaf ear and a blind eye toward immoral dealings. All they care is if a person supports their agenda or not.

In today’s so-called justice system in AMPS, there is all kinds of isms like: Casteism, nepotism, favouritism, hatred, and much more. The innocent are victimised and the perpetrators move freely as heroes.

In such a desperate situation there is no way other than to highlight those wrongs and ask for margii support.

We can also look at it this way. In the general society, if government corruption is not allowed to be highlighted in a given land, then the outcome is ghastly and disastrous. See what happened in the communist-era USSR where 25+ million people were sacrificed (gulag). And there are so many other examples from the history.

Still today, Russia and China do not want their black deeds published – those who write are jailed. This has gone on for decades – nobody knows what is really going on.

The idea is that wrongdoing must be brought to the surface and not be kept secret. Pressure is needed to stop those wrongdoers from this heinous activities. It the those at the helm are not going to correct these affairs, then others must create pressure.

On a related note, the media should be in the hand of courageous moralists, not cowards. And whenever events are recounted in public about wrongdoing etc, then that information must be checked for accuracy, confirmed, and rechecked. That is the way to proceed: The news must be 100% correct.




Some people think that talk of any wrongdoing should only be whispered in the ears of a select few, and not written in the email, blogs, or printed papers.


This is also one utopian idea – keeping quiet or within the inner circle is not the answer.

Look what happened in the case of the Catholic clergy with child molestation. They were just whispering in the ears of their higher authorities and shoving the matter under the rug. These molestation cases and sexual indiscretions were going on for decades and the higher-ups only continued to cover up the matter. Until ultimately the putrid smell started oozing out and the whole world became aware of what was going on. By that time the scandal was of epic proportions where thousands and thousands were abused, hundreds of priests were punished, and the Catholic church got a very bad name.

Here is a similar history. Buddhism began in India, but the Buddhist monks and nuns were co-habitating and involving with one another physically. The Indian public became outraged and Buddhism was essentially banished from India.

We do not want such an event to occur with our Marga as well.




Some think it best to pretend that nothing happened at all – just ignore it all.


The problem is that whether we write about it or not, if something sinful is going on then it will appear in the newspaper – one way or another.

Of course nobody wants this to happen. So best is that people should not do such wrongs which they do not want others to know about. The absolute answer is to prevent the issue entirely by maintaining moral conduct.

Indeed in this day and age of digital everything, you can’t hide. Concerned margiis are writing today to prevent all this from coming out in the public papers and courts of law. That is what happens when scandals grow in size. We want to nip the problem in the bud.




Some people feel that exposing wrongdoers has no distinct benefit. The news flickers for a moment and then fizzles out. So then why do it at all.


Actually it is well founded that writing publicly helps wrongdoers mend their ways. Out of fear of being exposed they stop their misdeeds. Nobody likes to be exposed in front of an entire community. Exposing misdeeds is a very powerful tool.

And indeed such a strong tool is needed because the force of avidya maya is also quite strong. People easily get lulled under the iron grip of maya. To shake them from that trance of ignorance, huge external pressure is needed. Exposing someone on the public platform is one form of external pressure. Out of the fear of incurring negative propaganda, people are forced to refrain from sin. This is one distinct way of controlling their behaviour.

Earlier Baba Himself was giving direct external pressure but these days there is no pressure exerted from within the organisational structure – zero.

On the spiritual plane, devotees think that Baba is watching them 100% of the time and that serves as a form of pressure to refrain from wrongdoing. But for crude people the situation is entirely different. They think that Baba is gone, passed away, not living here, far away, and that Baba cannot see what is happening. So they do not feel any pressure in that sphere of life. Thus with crude people, the only option is to apply massive external pressure. When their misdeeds are highlighted in front of all, then that pressure helps bring that onto the right path.

At the same time it should be noted that writers should be benevolent minded, i.e. doing for the welfare of others and not for revenge, prestige, or vengeance. And their reports must be totally accurate.



Actually our approach for dealing with wrongdoers and sinners is two fold: (1) external pressure or the application of force, and (2) persuasion, or encouraging them and convincing them to be better.

Here following is Baba’s teaching about this dual approach.

Baba says, “You can help someone to become good by making him understand, but no one becomes good through the application of force. You may persuade, you may bring them onto the path of righteousness by helping them to understand. This you can certainly do. If the sinner is engaged in sinful acts or keeps moving ahead on a sinful path, you can prevent that person from doing so by the application of force. But you cannot rectify him in this way.” (AV-10, The Witness-ship of Parama Purusa)

So our approach is two-fold. By applying force externally or exerting pressure we can prevent people from committing sins. If they feel fearful or scared that they will be exposed, then that external pressure is sufficient to keep them from wrongdoing. Other forms of external pressure are the threat of jail and fear of losing wt ship etc.

The pressure most available to us as Ananda Margiis is public exposure. If a worker thinks that if they do wrong they will be exposed in front of all, then they will certainly refrain from that misdeed.

As Baba says, however, the application of force or pressure does not rectify a person or make them good, but it can prevent them from doing harm. Our second tool then is persuasion. By encouraging them to do good and be good, people can verily rectify their crude behaviour and become great sadhakas. So this technique we must also employ.

One of the best forms of persuasion we can employ with our Wts is to say: “You have dedicated yourself for the great cause – not carnal pleasures and animalistic propensities. You have come on this earth to do great work for Parama Purusa – you must never forget this fact. Yours is a most noble life.”

By this type of encouraging manner, we can persuade and inspire them to adopt the path of righteousness.

After all, every Wt has dedicated their life for the great cause. Initially they did not plan to do such sinful things. So we have to tap into that sentient inner desire and persuade them to be great.

Here I request every margii and wt to communicate with those doing wrong and convince them that they dedicated their life to project the gospel of neo-humanism and bhagvad dharma. We must persuade them- by phone, email, or face-to-face etc – that their attraction must be towards Parama Purusa only.

Any other type of attraction is asakti (mundane attachment like opposite sex, prestige, money etc) leads to degradation.

By this this sort of dual approach, by Baba’s grace we will get success:
(#1) With the force of external pressure, we can infuse fear in them that if and when they do wrong then we will expose them in front of all. By this way they may refrain from plunging in sine.
(#2) And then, through persuasion, we may open their mind and inspire them to live for a high ideal.


By Baba’s grace everything will come in proper flow soon in our Marga. These days we are most certainly dealing with various indiscretions, but by adhering to His teachings in all the realms, it is certain that we will quickly turn things around and build a brilliant AM society and lead the way forward. So none should lose hope – our path is bright.

Baba says, “Those who have accepted the Supreme Entity as their goal – those who really believe in universal humanism and reflect universalism in the fullest measure – are alone capable of constantly maintaining proper adjustment, for under the influence of a spiritual ideal their temperaments become great and benevolent. Due to their benevolent idealism and mental development they naturally look upon all with love and affection. They can never do any injustice in any particular era or to an particular individual.” (Prout Nutshell-6, Dialectical Materialism and Democracy)


Divine Play

Lord Baba says, “There is a fight between bhakta and Bhagava’n, as you know. It was started in — when? Beginningless time. And we don’t know whether it will go on up to endless time. The fight is about what? Bhagava’n says: “O bhaktas, O devotees, I am here because you are here. My name, Bhagava’n, would become meaningless if the bhaktas were not present, because a name becomes meaningless if that name is not used by anybody as a mode of address.” Suppose a man, a particular gentleman, is Nirmal. But if there is no one in the universe to call him Nirmal, then that name “Nirmal” becomes meaningless. “And so you are superior to me,” says Bhagava’n. “O bhaktas, You are superior to me.” And the bhaktas say: “O Parama Purus’a, Thou art the very fundament of my life, very base of my life. I exist because you exist.” (Ananda Vacanrtam-34, p.62)

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From: “Shantatma Deva”
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: Diseased
Date: Fri 17 Jun 2011 21:38:48 +0530


Note: This posting is related with the writings of one brother on a recent thread from one of our AM email forums.


When a person suffers from stomach cancer then they are unable to digest even simple food. In that case, whenever they eat, a huge amount of putrid gas is formed, which ultimately gets released in the form of flatulence. All because their disease will not allow them to properly digest that simple food.

Under such circumstances, one should take proper care. One should not pass that gas in the dharmacakra hall or in any other sentient atmosphere. That is not the way; they should not pollute such environments.

Best is that such a person should seek medical attention and keep oneself under treatment until they are cured. One should not relieve oneself in public. They should recognise their disease and have it treated.

Here I am talking about a disease in the psycho-spiritual sphere. This has appeared in one AM email forum. It is sad that one person has written like this:

“saying MY GURU is God!! or My Guru [Baba Shrii Shrii Anandamurtiji] Has Declared himself as God. Too much ego there.”

This person is outraged with Baba’s teachings of Ananda Sutram and Caryacarya which are cited below.

We all know Baba is the Taraka Brahma, i.e. God incarnate. This fact every true Ananda Margii understands well. Baba has told this in His discourses and every sadhaka feels this in their heart. This is the basic, minimum concept every sadhaka must have to practice Ananda Marga tantra, dhyana etc. Without this, one cannot do sadhana; one will just waste their time.

For new margiis, these following two references may help:

1-25. Bhávah bhávátiitayoh setuh Tárakabrahma.

“Purport: The common point bridging together the empirical state of Saguńa and the metempirical state of Nirguńa is called Táraka Brahma [Baba]. Táraka Brahma appears in saguńa [embodied] form as Mahásambhúti [Baba].” (Ananda Sutram, 1-25)

Baba says, “The one formless, beginningless and infinite Parama Brahma (Supreme Consciousness) is the only entity to be attained by living beings – That alone is Jagat Guru (the Supreme preceptor) [Baba], That alone has revealed Brahmavidyá (intuitional science) to us through the medium of the name and form of Anandamúrtijii [Baba]. Unit beings must be made to appreciate Its majesty. (Caryacarya-2, Sadhana, Pt #1a)

These two simple quotes essentially state that Baba has come as Parama Purusa to guide humans as a Guru and teach spiritual science.

Yet, when someone says that, “Baba is Parama Purusa”, then this person becomes reacted. In response he starts spreading all kinds of foul writings on our AM email forums. That is what we practically see going on.

“saying MY GURU is God!! or My Guru [Baba Shrii Shrii Anandamurtiji] Has Declared himself as God. Too much ego there.”

Here he is polluting the atmosphere because of his disease. This is not something healthy or beneficial for his own spirtual progress – nor is this helpful for new margiis reading this they may get confused.

This sadhaka himself is blaming his Guru Shrii Shrii Anandamurtiji as being as egoistic. because Baba proclaims himself in Ananda Sutram and Caryacarya as being the the Divine Entity.

I feel sad and have pity on this person. He has been connected with AM for decades, but this basic, fundamental point he could not get. I only hope that Baba will grace him. May Baba open his eyes.



When a human being is living amongst animals then that person should not introduce himself as an animal, just to please those pigs, squirrels, owls and dogs. Rather one should say that, “I am a human being.”

Similarly, Baba being the Taraka Brahma should not come on this earth and introduce Himself as an ordinary mortal – that would not be proper. So Baba has beautifully graced us by telling us that He is Parama Purusa.

The only problem is that diseased person get a little bit reacted – nothing more.


The problem is that this person is passing his crude understanding in public – all across our AM forums. But this is not the place for his irrational and anti-devotional ramblings.

If some non-margii says these types of things that is totally different. It is the same as if a jackal is howling then it is fine because people do not expect that the jackal should talk. But if a human being is howling then people will try and help and bring him to the psychiatric hospital.

Best is that he should seek treatment. This person should say to Baba, “O, my Dearmost Baba, due to my terrible limitation I am unable to properly understand Your divine words, please grace me so that I may realise Your True Self.” This should be the approach. Or this person can go to an acarya for help.

Unfortunately, this person does not realise his own problem. So he is “passing his smell” on the public stage. It is quite foul.


If someone tries to spit on the sun at high noon then the sun will not get harmed rather that spit will fall directly on the face of that person. Similarly, if anyone tries to abuse Baba then Baba will not get harmed in any way, rather the person is himself harmed as he will not progress in sadhana. That is the concern.


Now you probably want to know who is the person writing against Guru on the public platform and spreading all kinds of poisonous emails. If this were a non-margii I would simply ignore the matter. But this person has invested himself in AM yet without this basic feeling he will not progress in the psycho-spiritual realm. That is my worry. In Tantra this is the basic requirement: To surrender to Guru and accept His guideline.

Everyone should know who is speaking against Ista (Baba) & Adarsha (Baba’s teachings). And the answer is that this person is Prakash Laufer of NY sector. Prakash is the one who cannot digest Baba’s teachings and in reaction is writing offensive emails on our AM forums.

Please help cure brother Prakash of his disease. He can be reached at:


I am worried about his spiritual progress because when any Ananda Margii does not have basic faith on his Ista then their sadhana is futile.


“Campak vane dakhina’ pavane…” (PS 40)


Baba, You have presented Yourself and come into this world with the resonance of music, in endless ways. You have manifested Yourself in innumerable styles and forms with rhythmic sweetness and beauty. Baba, all the pangs of loss, all disappointments, and weaknesses have been forgotten. Now everything is filled with Your divine charm.

Baba, due to Your unfathomable grace, we have been able to know You, hear You, and see You in countless ways. Baba, if this had not been Your desire– if You had not blessed us in this way– then how could we have gotten You. Baba, what else is the cause except Your krpa’, Your divine grace.

O’ Baba, You have come today with the beauty of rhythm and song…

One Should Always Remember

Baba says, “However little one’s capacity might be, if one constantly remembers that Parama Purus’a is always with him, that they are in the closest contact with Parama Purus’a, they will be able to do everything. They are not as small as they think themselves to be. And as long as they remember this closest association with Him, they can do much more than ordinary human beings. When this idea becomes permanently established in their minds, they become great. This is why no one should be disappointed or depressed in any circumstances; let everyone constantly perform great deeds, remembering that the flow of their capacity is coming from Parama Purus’a, and thus they can do everything.” (AFPS-3, p.62)

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Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2011 21:33:57-0000

From: NJK Deva

Subject: Demon or Saint: You Decide




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

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

The following is one critical incident from this time.


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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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



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

Baba Nam Kevalam


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


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

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

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

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

ever present.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

liila is unfathomable.

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


Who is Real Human Being

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Date: Thu 04 Feb 2011 11:55:42 -0000

To: am-global@earthlink.net

From: “Mishra”

Subject: For Optimal Health– III







As we all know fasting is special practice whereby one’s entire system gets

cleansed and purified. Because by allowing the organs to rest and collect

the toxins, the body gets the opportunity to rejuvenate itself. And of

course, breaking the fast properly with a thorough cleansing process is an

indispensable feature of fasting– otherwise much of the benefits are lost.


So by doing the whole fasting and breaking in a sincere and complete manner

then an innumerable amount of “health and wealth” is aroused in the human

structure such that the body and mind glisten with purity and lightness.





That is why we all know that Baba Himself is very strict with all margiis

and acaryas on the point of fasting. He wants that we should derive all the

many benefits from this great practice. Indeed, in multiple ways He reminds us

that always He is watching. This following teaching is leading in that

exact manner.


Baba says, “Suppose, a gentleman is undergoing fasting, and secretly in a

closed room, he takes chocolate. ‘No one will know, nobody will know.’ But

it is not so. His unit cognition will know that he has taken chocolate. And

similarly, the Cosmic Father will know that in a particular room one unit

body took chocolate very secretly, and that unit body is still thinking,

that the fact that he took chocolate on a fast-day is not known to anybody.

It is known to everybody. Nothing is a secret.” (AV-12)


Hence Baba is acutely aware of exactly what happens– as well as what does

not happen– on our each and every fasting day. And He wants that we

sincerely follow His guideline as this is for our welfare.





That is why in dharma samiiksa and in all types of reporting sessions, Baba

used to point out sadhakas on the point of fasting in front of one and all.

And if one person got pointed out it was understood that if others are also

falling into this same category then they should also rectify themselves.

That was the spirit. It was not just that Baba was speaking to only one

individual on such occasions.


Some people would wonder why Baba was pointing out margiis or Wts in front

of the collective, as opposed to informing them individually. And surely

the reason for this is that Baba did not have the time to speak to each and

every individual on each and every particular point. So by highlighting a

particular sadhaka’s mistake in public, then if 4 or 5 others were doing

the same wrongdoing then naturally they would get also alarmed. And the

feeling would come that they too should rectify themselves. As they

understood that Baba is very concerned and strict on this point.


Plus, another reason is that naming the defects on the public platform was

a good way of reminding one and all. Because day after day or every few

days if He was pointing out a different margii or Wt on the point of

fasting, then it automatically became a reminder to all those present that

this was something important. So if anyone was attending the reporting for

an entire week or two week period, then numerous reminders they would get.


And invariably they would spread that idea to others who did not attend.


Here we should keep in ming that as Guru Baba was pointing out the defects

of disciples from the very beginning, not just in later years. From the Jamalpur

era up to the grand DMCs in the late 80’s, Babe would point out, beat, and His

shower love. This was all done for our welfare. By this way we could grow and move on

towrards Suprem fulfillment. Baba is the dharma Guru and His special quality is to

both love and punish.


Baba says, “The preceptor must also be nigraha (capable of inflicting punishment)

and anugraha (capable of bestowing grace). One who punishes only or who bestows

grace only is not an ideal preceptor.” (ANIWL-9)





Hence overall there were at minimum two distinct reasons for pointing

people out in front of the collective: lack of time to speak to everyone on

an individual basis and by this way it was a good reminder to one and all.

Thus within a short period Baba could rectify and instill proper practices

within countless sadhakas within the entire Marga. Overall we can say it

was His special technique and blessing.


And surely every Margii and Wt will readily admit that Baba is very strict

on the point of fasting. And He wants that we should all be sincere on this

very point. As He tells us again and again in various ways that indeed He

is always watching our each and every action to ensure our welfare.


I hope others will also come forward and share their experiences on this

very topic.





Here following is Baba’s Blessing:


Baba says, “You boys and you girls do you realise why you were born? You

were born to do something to please Parama Purusa. Always move towards

Parama Purusa through your actions, through your thoughts, through your

contemplation, and your goal will be attained, your purpose in coming to

this world will be fulfilled.” (SS-18)



Satyanarayan Deva





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

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

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

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













1. First mix 1/4 piece of lemon or lime with some salt in a dry container–

preferably a plastic or ceramic container, but not metal.


2. Then add 1/2 litre to 1 litre of warm water and stir.


3. The lemon salt water mixture should be distinctly salty to taste– but

not overly salty.


4. If your mixture is not sufficiently salty then little by little more can

be added. And if really it is already too salty then simply dilute your

mixture by adding more warm water.


5. Then one should begin to drink this lemon salt water. Not in one gulp

per se, but in a series of comfortable sips and swallows over the course of

a few minutes, without bloating the stomach. But one should not take too

much time either.


6. After finishing that initial round of salty lemon water then one can

walk nearby for a minute or two– either in the fresh air or indoors.


7. Plus you can gently stretch the upper body by raising the arms on the

inhale and then exhaling and gently bending to the side. And repeat by

bending to the opposite direction. This gently helps to hasten the

cleansing process.


8. Then as soon as one feels ready to again drink, then the next round of

lemon salt water should be taken. Note: It is important not to wait too

long in between rounds. As soon as the stomach feels comfortable one should

again drink.


9. And like this multiple rounds should be done of drinking lemon salt

water and then walking slowly. This process should be repeated until one

feels the need to go to the toilet. And overall upwards of 2-3 litres of

lemon salt water can be ingested in this way. (Note: But under no

circumstances should solid food be taken yet. Rather this will wreak havoc

on the system as fresh food will be sitting on top of waste material. So no

food should be taken at all until the entire system gets clear.)


10. By this process of drinking round after around, a strong urge will come

to go to the toilet– within 1/2 hour to one hour, depending. And initially

when in the toilet a very strong smelling brown waste matter will be

released. And thereafter progressively more and more liquids will be

released via the rectum. This will also be brown at the beginning. But one

should not worry that they have been stricken with a severe case of

diarrhea. It is not like that. Rather this is the initial stage of cleaning

out the digestive track.


11. Once one has begun the process of defecating & clearing the stomach and

bowels. Then you can switch over from drinking a salty mixture and instead

begin taking pure fresh water without any salt. This fresh water will help

hydrate the body and will also aid in the cleansing process.


12. In this process of cleaning one might have to visit the toilet anywhere

between 3-5 times, or more. And one important thing to remember is that

never should the urge be suppressed and “held in”. Rather as soon as the

impulse comes one should go straight to the toilet.


The waste material will go from brown and somewhat solid to being yellowish and

liquidy until finally being a completely clear liquid. And once completely clear

liquid comes then in this case one can feel assured that indeed the entire digestive

track has become clean– including the intestines, colon, and stomach. Everything has

become perfectly clean.


14. And by this entire process of cleansing a very light and healthy

feeling will consume the body. And one will fell very happy, fresh, and



15. Within ten to fifteen minutes a slight feeling of hunger will come. And

at that point one can eat 2-3 ripe bananas, depending on the size. But the

bananas should be soft and ripe– not green and hard.


16. And then after taking a few bananas– and do be careful not to overeat

and fill the stomach completely– then after waiting 25 minutes it is

important to again drink some fresh water. This will help in digesting the



17. And thereafter when stronger hunger comes one should take some easily

digestible food– like well-hydrated rice and vegetables, or whatever is

conveniently available in your area or locale. But neither strong food like

citrus fruit nor heavily spiced or oily food should be taken. These should

be avoided and instead more simple food should be eaten.


18. And throughout the day care should be taken to continue to drink fresh

water in small amounts, but not at the same time as eating. This will help

ensure the solid food gets digested properly and it will also keep the body



Attention: One should also keep in mind that breaking fast is a highly

individualized thing. Everyone should be gentle and listen to their own

body when undergoing this entire process.





“Tumi a’ma’y hrdaya ma’jhe eso go priyo madhurata’ ma’khi…” (P.S. 747)




Baba, please come in my heart and saturate my entire being with the

showering of Your sweetness, O’ my dear most.

Baba please remove my all impurities and negative samskaras– and

whatever other things I have that got accumulated over the ages. Please

inundate my entire existence with the showering of Your love and divine

grace. Baba, this entire universe, these seven lokas, nothing is beyond Your

reach. Everything is within You. And because everything resides in You,

that is why You know all my merits and demerits– whatever I have. By Your

Grace today I am surrendering whatever that is mine unto You. With the only

desire that You please look towards me with Your compassionate eye, eyes

full of karuna’. This wee-bit of grace I long from You.

Baba, since ages, since many lives, I have been crossing through the

negative path, path of dogma. But today by Your grace, this is the first

time in my entire life when You awakened my samvit and now I understood my

mistakes. And I rectified them by Your grace.

Baba, all my actions, my entire being, my whole heart, everything I

offer at Your lotus feet. I do not want to keep anything as my own from

henceforth onward. With this pointed mind I am doing sastaunga pranam to

You. Please accept it…






Baba says, “When a swift horse runs its hooves make a turtur sound. That

which makes a turtur sound as it moves is called turaga or turaunga or

turaungama (that is, “horse”). That animal which makes a kurkur sound as it

runs is called kuraga or kuraunga or kuraungama (that is, “deer”). In this

way human beings have created many word forms and verb forms to express

their mental ideas. This process of word formation is called “acoustic

derivation” and the original verbal roots in all the world’s languages were

created in this way.”

“The first word forms in all the world’s languages were the original

verbal roots. By adding prefixes and suffixes many different words were

derived. Among the established languages of the world, mainly four can be

considered as the root languages. They are Vedic, Latin, Hebrew and old

Chinese. If one examines the derivation of the vocabulary of these

languages one will find that their method or process is identical. (Varn’a

Vijina’na, Disc 19, p. 270)



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From: “Malati”
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: Re: Should We Overlook This Nasty Situation
Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2010 14:03:11 -0730



~ Part 3 ~

Note: The initial letter in this series is appended below for your easy

Here is follow-up news and information, as well as the name of Dadas and
Didis involved, regarding the topic of Nigamanandji and his personal
relationship with one Didi.

This issue is of great importance for multiple reasons.

When a senior Wt and purodha like Nigamananda engages in conduct – i.e.
dealings with the opposite sex – that is blatantly contrary to Baba’s
teachings, then the horrible danger is that others will emulate his poor
behaviour. In a phrase, Nigamananda is a bad example and a bad role
model. Yet the whole aim in being an acarya is to set a proper example:

Baba says, “Bear in mind that people may be harmed or misled by even a
small weakness or defect in the conduct of an a’ca’rya. Just as it is
the duty of a father to educate his children properly by his good
conduct, an a’ca’rya should always instruct by his exemplary actions and
words.” (AV-31)


Indeed, setting a positive example is so important in life.

For this reason Baba Himself would personally do sadhana when there was
no need for Him to do sadhana. Why? To set a good example.

Baba says, “He [Taraka Brahma] needs no sadhana, but just to set an
example to others, He performs sadhana with the masses.” (DT-2)

All human beings need to do sadhana for our growth and development, and
by His grace He has shown us the way. And indeed in AM, every single
Ananda Margii understands that sadhana must be done. Verily all the
conduct rules which He has given need to be strictly followed. This then
is the power of a positive example.

Now let’s look at the opposite end of the spectrum.

B group started doing an annual shraddha ceremony in the form of
Mahaprayan Divas, and now some naive margii are following this same
dogma with regards to their deceased relations. Each year they are
observing the death day of their relative with pomp and show etc. Even
though this is against AM conduct rules, they justify that what tare
doing is not different from what Tiljala camp is doing.

Here the point is that people follow what the leaders do. This is how
human beings behave. They do not think rationally or independently but
rather follow what the leaders do. That is why youths follow the star
actors and athletes etc. Every decade there are different stars and
hence different fads. That is Baba’s teaching.


Thus when Nigamananda is going against Baba’s divine teachings then he
is going to create much harm. That is Baba’s warning and that is what is
going on. Indeed because of seeing Dada Nigamananda, so many Dadas
became overweight.

Furthermore, Baba’s clear-cut teaching is that Dadas must not indulge in
close relations with members of the opposite sex. (All these rules are
noted in the below cited letter.)

By his indulgence, Dada is showing that it is “OK” to disregard Baba’s
teachings. And when Dada compromises then younger, impressionable
workers will be led astray by his negative example.

For instance, most are aware that the Didi whom Nigamananda spends all
his time with one Didi. Dada basically trained her to be his companion.
And indeed due to Dada’s negative teaching she may think this is the
right thing to do.

Thus when she recently toured all throughout NY sector in order to drum
up support for Nigamananda, then she followed what he taught her. Didi
did not try and travel with other Didis, nor did she work alone, instead
she linked up with Dada Shubacetananda and the two of them moved all
over the sector as if they were permanently joined at the hip.

Yet this is not their fault per se….

This is a direct result of Nigamananda’s poor example. Didi got
indoctrinated into this type of life and then she justified this to
Shubacetanandaji. They were so confident in their dealing that they
traveled openly together in front of one and all as if they were husband
and wife. All margiis, lfts, acaryas, and the common public saw their
display. Dada S and Didi moved together in one car all day and stayed
together every night. Everyone saw this.

Hence Didi and Shubacetananda either thought:
1) This is the proper way of doing since this is what Nigamanandji does.
2) Or they thought that since Nigamananda does not follow Baba’s stated
conduct rules then I also need not follow.

So the root cause behind it all is Nigamananda’s negative behaviour.
That is why Baba warns us to severely that the misdealing of one Dada
will create a lot of problems.

Baba says, “Bear in mind that people may be harmed or misled by even a
small weakness or defect in the conduct of an a’ca’rya.” (AV-31)



Those blindly following Nigamananda and skipping all their conduct rules
regarding relations with opposite sex will bear the consequences of
their misdeeds. They will have to face the unenviable reaction.

It is the duty of each margii and wt not to blindly follow any human
being rather we are to follow the direct commands of Guru.

Certainly the key problem in all of this is Dada Nigamananda’s behaviour
yet nor can we 100% ignore or free from blame others who got involved.


I do not want to highlight any Didi’s name but without that the report
looks like some type of fairy tale. Hence the involved Didi is Ananda
Dyotana Avtk. She is the one who passes all her time with Nigamananda
and she is the one who recently toured with Shubacetanananda in NY.


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Date: Sat, 21 Aug 2010 14:57:11 -0000
Subject: Re: Should We Overlook This Nasty Situation
To: am-global@earthlink.net
From: Satiish K Bhatia”




This is in reply to the sincere margii who is defending Nigamananda’s
conduct and close relation with one Didi by claiming that those with
black hair have sexual restraint.

1. To justify his point, the sincere margii states that Dada
Shraddhanandji had black hair late in life. But, all should know that
the late Shraddhanandji lived as a family person for many years and
fathered several children. This itself shows that just because one has
black hair in later age does not mean that they exercised full control
over their sexual actions. Plus there are countless aged actors in
Bollywood and Hollywood who have thick, black hair yet throughout their
lives they engaged in so much hanky-panky. So the illusion that black
hair in late age means celibacy is just a myth – nothing more. It is
unfortunate that the sincere margii got misguided on this point.

2. Secondly, Baba never said that those with black hair need not follow
conduct rules. And several of His rules for Wts mandate that avadhutas
must not spend time alone with the opposite sex. Yet that is exactly
what Dada Nigamananda is doing as he passes so much time with one Didi –
they are together almost 12 hours daily, on a regular basis. Should we
overlook this discretion because Dadaji has black hair.

3. Finally, we all know that the life of any revered wt is to set forth
a proper example. That is one of the great aspects of acarya life. Yet,
by skipping Baba’s conduct rules and spending all his time with a
younger Didi, Nigamanandji’s actions are a poor representation of Baba’s
teachings. But because of his seniority and post, various junior workers
have begun doing this same type of dealing. They think, “If Dadaji can
have a Didi friend, then so can I find a Didi for myself – what’s the
harm.” Thus his poor behaviour is having terrible domino effect on our
entire Wt cadre.

Thus in no way, shape or form can we accept any justifications about
Nigamananda’s poor dealing. Unfortunately, the sincere margii got
misguided by someone and ended up writing his letter (see below).


> Namaskar. Those who is writing this type of thing [about Nigamananda],
> they should know the bio-psychological effect of these things. If the
> person can maintain the mental purity regarding sex then naturally the
> lymph does not convert into seamen and then it helps to provide the
> food for all the glands and brain, and that person can have the black
> hair on the head even in old age. ie, you cou could have seen the
> black hair on the head of such dada´s, like resp.Vijayananda dada
> jee, resp. Shraddhananda dada jee, resp. Dhruvananda dada jee. And you
> can see the hair of Nigamananda dada jee too.


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