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From: “Bhavatiita”
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Date: Sat, 24 Nov 2012 21:23:14 -0500
Subject: Like Analogy of Goat And Pumpkin

Baba

== LIKE ANALOGY OF GOAT AND PUMPKIN ==

Namaskar,
As Ananda Margiis, we are so blessed to have come in contact with Baba – the Sadguru. And one of our main endeavours is to serve Him by spreading His teachings, maintaining their authenticity and integrity.

To that end, we are to do pracara, explain His scriptures, and involve in so many engagements. Already many good margiis and wt’s have made great strides in this arena – much positive work is going on.

NOT EASY TO INTERPRET

In our Ananda Marga, Baba has given a wide variety of books, Some are easier to understand than others. For instance, comparatively speaking, the Ananda Vacanamrtam series is simple and easy, whereas Idea & Ideology, Yoga Psychology, and Ananda Sutram are quite difficult. Without a clear understanding of such texts, one should not try to interpret them as they will only confuse and mislead others. That is Baba’s warning.

Baba says, “The scriptures should always be interpreted by qualified scholars, competent philosophers, and penetrating thinkers. If one tries to interpret a profound scripture with superficial knowledge, the interpreter appears ridiculous and the audience is confused.”

“There are some people who are neither scholars, nor philosophers, nor penetrating thinkers, but merely wander about interpreting scriptures as a means of livelihood [psychic and / or economic]. They utterly fail to present the proper matter in the correct perspective before the audience…[and] do more harm than good to the society.” (Namah Shivaya Shantaya, Disc: 14)

Unfortunately, one Wt has written a “Commentary Book” (CB), and instead of properly explaining Baba’s divine teachings, the author moves in another direction.

SADGURU APPEARS

As an example, let us take a look at one of Baba’s original teachings from Ananda Sutram. In His spiritual treatise, Baba reveals the special secret behind the appearance of Sadguru in the life of a sadhaka in sutra 3-8.

3-8 Muktya’ka’unks’aya’ sadgurupra’ptih.

“Purport: When a vehement desire for emancipation wakes up in a person, he attains his sadguru [true spiritual preceptor] on the strength of that desire.” (Ananda Sutram)

Thus, Sadguru comes only when the aspirant has a deep desire to realise Him.

Also embedded within this special sutra is the supreme idea that Brahma Himself is the Sadguru – not any other lower being or entity.

Baba says, “What is the Sadguru? The word “sat” means “that which undergoes no change”…“Sat”. Now, the entity by whose grace one comes into contact with sat (sat, the non-changeable entity, the non-changeable stance, the non-changeable nuclear entity around which so many electrons move) – that entity, or rather, that framework through which Parama Purus’a is working or Ta’raka Brahma is functioning, is the Sadguru.” (Ananda Vacanamrtam-3)

From His above guideline, it is quite clear that Sadguru is that singular Divine Entity, i.e. Parama Purusa Himself – no one else, no other lesser teacher. Taraka Brahma is Sadguru.

Hence there are two highly significant features to this sutra 3-8. The first being that Sadguru comes when the aspirant has the strong longing to attain Him, and the second being that Sadguru is Brahma Himself.

BOOK IS OFF THE MARK

But see what this “Commentary Book” (CB) does to this special sutra.

In an attempt to explain Baba’s sutra 3-8 about the arrival of Sadguru, the “Commentary Book” gives all kinds of examples and stories about so-called gurus like Swami Ramananda, Totapuri, and Ram Mohan Roy’s guru. In each of these instances, the “CB” puts forth a “dramatic story” how these dogmatic gurus – who themselves are spiritual aspirants – came to their disciples. This is the way the “CB” attempts to explain sutra 3-8 about the arrival of Sadguru.

– “At the time Swami Rama was the greatest teacher in Benares, but since Ramananda was a Hindu and Kabir was a Moslem, Ramananda would not take him as as disciple…[Kabir] fell at Ramananda’s feet…and Ramananda had to take him as his disciple.”

– “Then one day the master Totapuri appeared, and he became Ramakrsna’s guru.”

Verily, these above examples from the “CB” have nothing to do with the real meaning of Baba’s sutra 3-8.

Because in His spiritual treatise, Ananda Sutram, Baba is explaining the whole of Ananda Marga ideology, including the appearance of Sadguru. And as we all know, Taraka Brahma is that Sadguru – that is what our Ananda Marga ideology says and that is what every Ananda Margii has realised.

Yet that “CB” explains sutra 3-8 by using tales about dogmatic Hindu gurus like Swami Ramananda & Totapuri as proof of how Sadguru comes – as if such so-called gurus are the equivalent of the Ananda Marga standard of Sadguru.

TRUE MEANING OF SADGURU

As we know, in Ananda Marga, the whole concept of Sadguru is a sublime ideal – on no other path is Brahma the guru. Whereas, in Ananda Marga it is like that: Brahma is the Guru; Baba Himself is the Sadguru. That is why our tantric path of Ananda Marga is wholly unique and has no equal. Because Brahma is the Sadguru.

In Ananda Marga, we are trying to show the world that the path of Ananda Marga is pure dharma where the Preceptor or Sadguru is Brahma.

This sutra (3-8) is not difficult to understand for any sincere margii. Because their life and their coming onto the path of Ananda Marga, and taking initiation & accepting Lord Shrii Shrii Anandamurti ji as the Guru, is verily the living representation of this sutra. Their account is this sutra in story form. Baba has graciously put their story in sutra form. In one phrase this sutra is your story how you came into Ananda Marga. You had this longing in your mind and then By His grace you got the Sadguru and the path. He is guiding and helping you to reach unto the Goal.

Yet the “CB” is making it look like getting the Sadguru is just like getting any ordinary teacher or joining any dogmatic path. That is like comparing pure gold with mud. The two cannot even be compared. In an attempt to explain sutra 3-8, the “CB” is equating Sadguru with various so-called gurus. This will only misinform and misguide readers.

THOUSANDS OF GURUS

Along these lines, one critical point is that if the disciples of Swami Ramdeva, Asharam Bapu, Shankaracharya, Mahesh Yogi, Ravishankar, or Satya Sai Baba and all sorts of thousands of “gurus” read this text then they are bound to think that they got the Sadguru. This book legitimates all those so-called gurus as being Sadgurus. So rather than striving to attain the real Sadguru, those innocent followers will be duped into thinking that theirs is the Sadguru,

THIS IS NOT THE ONLY PROBLEM

None should think that the incorrect explanation of Sadguru is the only problem or mistake in that so-called Commentary Book – far from it.

Rather, that “CB” veers away from the path on nearly every sutra which Baba has given by (a) equating Baba’s divine teachings with those of Christ, (b) telling that following dharma twice a day for 5 minutes is enough when Baba says that dharma must always be followed, (c) not recognising Prout as part of Ananda Sutram when in fact Baba has used the entire 5th chapter of Ananda Sutram to put forth Prout, (d) and indeed on nearly each and every page there are dogmatic explanations to Baba’s blemishless teachings.

Tragically, all these mistakes and errors are being passed onto the reader by this “CB”.

That is why many are telling that this “Commentary Book” must be removed from our Training Centres and removed from our jagriti bookshelves – as soon as possible. Because this “Commentary Book” is not preaching the ideals of Ananda Marga, rather in the name of Ananda Sutram and in the name of Ananda Marga, this book is putting forth dogmatic rituals from so many religions.

Understanding Baba’s high spiritual ideals is not easy – especially in this materialistic era, so the common people are apt to rely on others’ explanations. Yet when people refer to “CB”, they are getting something that will lead them away from the ideals of Ananda Marga. Unfortunately.

BRAHMA APPEARS AS SADGURU

All of Baba’s teachings are sacred – especially those which talk about getting Sadguru as the Guru and coming onto the path of Ananda Marga. Because this is the most unique aspect of Ananda Marga: Brahma is the Guru.

Yet the “CB” undermines this insinuating that any dogmatic teacher or so-called guru is the equivalent of Sadguru.

By Baba’s grace, we have all come onto the path of Ananda Marga due to His infinite love and compassion and here below, in a phrase, Baba graciously describes this unique and wonderful event of coming in contact with the Sadguru.

Baba says, “It is the special grace of Brahma to appear as Sadguru and teach spiritual practice to human beings. Is it not His special grace when Brahma attracts a person?” (Subhasita Samgraha-1)

Surrendering to Baba – the Sadguru,
Bhavatiita Deva

Note 1: OUR SAMSKRTA NAMES

Baba says, “At the time of initiation or shortly afterwards, those who do not have a Sanskrit name should be given one by the ácárya/á. The word deva should be suffixed to the name…the more the usage of deva as a title, the better it is. The Sanskrit name should be used in all worldly dealings.” (Caryacarya-1)

Note 2: WHO WROTE THIS “COMMENTARY BOOK”

As many of you may be aware, this so-called Commentary Book CB) was written by Didi Ananda Mitra. The actual name of her “CB” book is, “The Spiritual Philosophy of Shrii Shrii Anandamurti: A Commentary on Ananda Sutram”. The book has been printed twice: 1981 & 1998. Unfortunately, in that 17 year gap between the first and second printings, not a single mistake was repaired.

And now 14 more years have passed and still these same faulty teachings have not been repaired.

Needless to say there has been ample opportunity to fix these errors, but some have reported that Didiji is not interested because she does not make a lot of money from this book. So she is perfectly happy to keep her faulty “Commentary” book as is, even though many good margiis have pointed out the defects of her so-called analysis.

All in all, Didiji initially tried hard to write a decent book, but the topic is just beyond her capacity to explain. Ananda Marga philosophy is deep and she could not manage. Her attempt is akin to a goat trying to swallow a whole pumpkin. The goat simply lacks the capacity. Same is the case with Didiji in her attempt to explain Ananda Sutram.

Her approach is pramatta – just bogus and bad from beginning to end.

That is why even though this “Commentary Book” has been used in our WT Training Centres, and in so many other places for years and years, now more and more are now realising that this “Commentary Book” is not what it purports itself to be.

Here Baba perfectly describes what happens when someone of lesser calibre attempts to explain His divine teachings.

Baba says, “The scriptures should always be interpreted by qualified scholars, competent philosophers, and penetrating thinkers. If one tries to interpret a profound scripture with superficial knowledge, the interpreter appears ridiculous and the audience is confused.”

“There are some people who are neither scholars, nor philosophers, nor penetrating thinkers, but merely wander about interpreting scriptures as a means of livelihood. They utterly fail to present the proper matter in the correct perspective before the audience…[and] do more harm than good to the society.”

“[They] interpret the scriptures just to exhibit their intellect – to procure for themselves a certificate of erudition. They remain far from the living spirit of the scriptures.” (Namah Shivaya Shantaya, Disc: 14)

There are some like Didiji whose livelihood may not come from direct economic gain but rather from social gain. Didiji did not make a lot of money from her book, but she did gain a high degree of social status. And with that enhanced social status she garnered respect, land grants, and large financial donations etc.

Note 3: FOR THEIR WELFARE

This letter has been written with everyone’s welfare in mind. Those sincere seekers looking for proper guideline about Ananda Sutram will gain the proper understanding of sutra 3-8, and related topics. Didiji herself will be benefited because by this way she can improve her own standard. She will then be able to serve others better. In contrast, if nobody points out Didi and she does not face any healthy criticism, then she will not grow and she will be a burden to the society by disseminating wrong teachings etc. With this healthy criticism, Ananda Mitra Didi will became an asset to the society. It is with this positive feeling in heart and mind that this letter has been written.

Note 4: ABOUT HER MASTER UNIT

Side by side, Didi Ananda Mitra created a master unit allegedly in her own name. It is a rather myopic outlook. She cannot conceive of the idea that she herself is mortal and will one day die. And after her death that MU will go in the hands of non-margiis, not AMPS. Didiji created her own kingdom in her own name, all of which will be lost.

Those who are emotionally attached think that because Ananda Mitra started the MU then it belongs to AMPS. But legally that is not the way it is. One day, this will all get dragged into the courts.

Note 5: IF YOU WANT MORE

If you are interested in receiving more postings which clearly delineate the defects of Ananda Mitra’s faulty Commentary, simply email the editors of this network and they will gladly send you some of the many letters on this topic.

Note 6: BLESSED TRAVELERS

By His grace, we are the blessed travelers of the path of Ananda Marga and it is our sacred duty to properly explain His teachings and highlight His glory – the specialty of Sadguru. Because only in the tantra of Ananda Marga is Brahma the Guru.

Here is the story of how one margii attained the Sadguru, by His grace, and entered onto the path of Ananda Marga.

http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2011/03/mahaprayan-of-one-margii-baba-story.html

PRABHAT SAMGIITA

“A’mi ga’n geye ja’i, mor kon sampa’da na’i…” (P.S. 3610)

Purport:

Baba, by Your grace I go on singing the song. I do not have any type of quality or wealth other than this. I do not have lots of capital or a huge collection of virtues. Just I am completely dependent upon Your karuna’ and krpa’. My future is entirely in Your hand. Whether You allow me to remain close or push me away, it is up to You. But this much I know, that I am Yours. You have given me the gift of voice and that I am using for singing Your glory. And You have given me a heart which is full of yearning and love for You. You have filled my heart with the sweet nectar of devotion. Having all these things, again and again I surrender my whole existence unto You. Please grace me and keep me along with You…

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From: “Satiish Deva” ink.net

Subject: Re: Dada’s Books: Are They Misleading #3
Date: Wed 24 Oct 2012 30:38:05 +0530

Baba

== RE: DADA’S BOOKS: ARE THEY MISLEADING ==

~ Part 3 ~

(Note: This is the third letter in this series, links to the two earlier letters on this thread are appended below. -Eds)

Namaskar,
“The thing is when PA Dada Keshavanandji misunderstood Baba’s reaction of the Yamara’j story then such a mistake can happen to anyone. After all, PA is around Baba 24hrs per day – 7 days a week – so naturally PA will develop a strong understanding of Baba’s way of communication. Even then PA himself is susceptible to not properly understanding Baba. And that is proven by Keshavanandji’s wrong manner of interpreting Baba’s reaction to the Yamara’j story.”

It was quite remarkable and eye-opening to see just how “off” Dada Keshavananda was with his explanation. I have always had great respect for Dadaji – and I still do – as he served so faithfully as PA. I remember those years well. To see that Keshavanandji can badly misunderstand Baba’s expression just shows that this could (and does) happen to anyone.

ALL PERSONAL ACCOUNTS MUST BE IDEOLOGICAL

What Baba has told on the public platform and in His discourses is the word of dharma. When others tells us “this” or “that” about their personal experiences with Baba then we have to think in multiple directions how far this is correct or not.

Individual people have their own limited way of understanding and interpreting things. So we cannot always depend on their individual reports as being accurate, perfect, & dharmic.

We can only accept those accounts which are consistent with His divine discourses – i.e. which follow the code of rationality etc. Otherwise, without that, we cannot accept any single individual’s report or interpretation as being Baba’s actual guideline for the humanity.

BABA’S DISCOURSES ARE DHARMA

NOT DADA’S BOOKS

At a minimum, we should always evaluate how far any Baba story or account is wholly consistent with Ananda Marga ideology. We should keep this in mind when reading any book written by a Dada. All too often their books are off the mark. This has been and continues to be a problem. Dada Keshavananda’s book is a clear-cut example. Please watch for further letters in this series about books by other Dadas that strayed from the path.

Dada Keshavananda’s book is not an isolated case. So many books written by Dadas veer off in the wrong direction. If you want to get the right guideline, read Baba’s books.

Namaskar,
Satiish Deva

Note 1: JUST LIKE THE BOGUS QUOTE

After reading this account of how Keshavanandji misunderstood Baba, a related point comes to mind: The bogus “merge in mission” quote. That so-called quote is against ideology and against Ista. Baba surely never spoke such words. Only a few innocent margiis misunderstood what Baba spoke when they visited Him in jail, and then that got printed in an unauthorised publication.

Remember, understanding Guru’s expression is not always easy. Plus when visiting Baba in jail then He often remained silent and only wrote a few words on his small piece of slate / chalkboard. This was because speaking took a lot of energy and He was weak from fasting. When He did speak, then it was done in a low voice as the the security guard was always close by when Baba spoke with visitors. Not to mention that no pens, paper, or recording devices were allowed to be used when sadhakas visited Baba. So they were forced to try and remember what Baba conveyed. And nobody can remember a spoken idea or paragraph with word-for-word accuracy.

All this goes to show that the bogus “merge in mission” quote really is bogus. There is no rational or logical grounds for its existence other than people misunderstood what Baba wished to convey. As Keshavanandji did not understand, in a similar manner these margiis also lost the point. They could not understand what Baba told and instead they wrote something else.

First they mis-recalled what Baba spoke and the proof is that the bogus quote goes against Ananda Marga ideals, and then they tried to publish that quote in Baba’s name. Hence two wrongs were committed.

Finally, what a sadhaka remembers about their meeting with Baba is exactly that: Their personal account. What they recall from their meeting with Baba should not be quoted and then added to the shastra of Ananda Marga. That is not the way. What they remember is simply their memoir of their time with Baba. It cannot be reclassified and published in Baba’s name.

Note 2: BOGUS MERGE IN MISSION QUOTES

For those not aware, here are the two versions of the bogus quote:

(1) Here is the quote as it appears in the unofficial book – Supreme Expression I – which was published by an outside group / agency:

“If you want to see Me, do my Mission because I am merged with my Mission. I am not this physical body, this physical body is not me. I am in your hearts and you are in mine. Only devotion can demand my physical presence.” (Supreme Expression I, p. 57 (1978)

(2) Next is the version of the bogus quote concocted by Ac. Sarvatmanandji & other Dadas in Oct 1990:

“I am not this physical body, this physical body is not me. If you want to know me, work for my mission, because I have merged myself with my mission.”

Here is a link to the most recent letter of the bogus quote series and within that are links to all prior letters about the so-called merge-in-mission quote.

Important Point: Some margiis are using part of this bogus quote to convince others on their own point. Such margiis think that this section proper and correct, but it is not fine. Because when the whole quote is bogus then any part of that quote is also bogus, i.e. not Baba’s real quote. It is just like when one bucket is filled completely with cow dung, then any part of that bucket is also cow dung, not nectar. That is why this part “I am not this physical body, this physical body is not me” is also bogus

Note 3: LINKS TO EARLIER LETTERS IN THIS SERIES

Here are the two earlier letters about Dada Keshavanandji’s misunderstanding of the god of death story.

#1: http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/10/dadas-books-are-they-misleading.html

#2: http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/10/re-dadas-books-are-they-misleading.html

PRABHAT SAMGIITA

“A’jake sa’njhe madhur sa’jhe ke else go, ke ele…” (P.S. 5006)

Purport:

In this sweet and intoxicated evening, Who has come, Who has come? Who is that Entity Who has created this new wave in everyone’s life and in everyone’s heart. Those who are sitting with their doors and windows closed, please come out and forget about the differences of own and other. That divine Entity Who is always sitting in the mind, He has come in front of us. We should enjoy His august arrival all together…

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Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2012 21:35:44 -0000
To: AM-GLOBAL
From: “Krpamaya Deva”
Subject: Re: Dada’s Books: Are They Misleading

Baba

== DADA’S BOOKS: ARE THEY MISLEADING ==

~ Part 2 ~

(Note: This is the second letter in this series. A link to the first letter has been appended below. – Eds)

Namaskar,:
This letter is related with Dada Keshavananda’s book, “Mere Rahasyamay Baba” (2010, Hindi), and the god of death story. In short, Dadaji heard Ramchij tell Baba a story about his experience with death. Seeing Baba’s reaction to the story, Keshavanandji wrongly concluded that the god of death really does make mistakes and sometimes grabs the wrong person at the time of death.

Years later, in His published discourse, Baba narrated this same exact story – the whole entire account of Ramchij’s experience with death. And Baba gave the answer as well: Parama Purusa perfectly manages this cosmological order, including death. He never takes the wrong person at the time of death. All of this is printed and published in His discourse, “Yamara’j Ki Katha'” in Kolkata on 24 Feb 1980.

In that discourse, Baba has narrated the entire story of Ramchij’s experience with death, and Baba has given a crystal-clear explanation. But Keshavananda Dada did not read that discourse, so in 2010 when Dadaji published his own book of Baba stories he falsely wrote that Parama Purusa makes mistakes and takes the wrong person at the time of death. Yet in His 1980 discourse, Baba Himself patently rejects this assertion.

“In the culminating section of that discourse, Baba directly states that such mistakes regarding death never happen. Baba tells that Parama Purusa is in control of each and everything in this vast creation in His divine kingdom, and that one faculty of Parama Purusa is that of Yamara’j – god of death. Hence since the Divine Controller Himself is the Yamara’j, then Baba directly states that such mistakes about the wrong person undergoing death never, never happens. In the kingdom of Parama Purusa such oversights never occur.

Thus, in His clear-cut, precise manner Baba unveils the truth about such types of mistakes, i.e. that they never happen. All this is clearly given in Baba’s discourse– “Yamara’j Ki Katha'” in Kolkata on 24 Feb 1980.” (From Dada’s Books Are Misleading #1, posted on 16 Oct 2012)

By this, it is quite apparent that Keshvananda Dada does not take the time to read and study Baba’s books, otherwise Dadaji would have gotten the right answer. Then he would not have thought that Parama Purusa makes mistakes in his role as Yamara’j – god of death – and takes away the wrong person at the time of death. If Keshavanandji did not suffer from this misunderstanding, then he would not have published that story so erroneously in his book, “Mere Rahasyamay Baba” (2010, Hindi), on pages 46 – 48.

Sometimes certain Dadas suffer from the myth that they know everything about Ananda Marga and Baba’s teachings. For this reason they stop studying Baba’s teachings and unwittingly preach misnomers and dogmas for years and years, not realising that they are wrong. In this instance, that certainly seems to be the case with Keshavanandji.

ARRIVED AT HIS OWN CONCLUSION

Some readers may think that this is just an ordinary mistake and not a big deal. But it is more than that. It is the case of a supposed leader – someone who is an avadhuta and longtime PA Dada – not understanding a key component of Guru’s teachings and then preaching that mistake to others and publishing it in his book. In his own limited way, Dada Keshavananda drew up his own conclusion.

Is this not reminiscent of one famous parable.

Once there were three blind men standing around an elephant. They each grabbed hold of a part of the elephant and formulated their own conclusion. One blind man touched the elephant’s leg and concluded this is a ‘tree’; the next blind man held the elephant’s tail and said this is a ‘rope’; the third blind man grabbed the elephant’s trunk and said this is a ‘hose’.

This example of the three blind men and the elephant has also been given in one of Baba’s discourses, “The Science of Action.”

Unfortunately, that is Keshavananda Dada’s position with regards to the Yamara’j story (god of death story). In his own way, he heard the god of death story and arrived at his misunderstanding, just like those blind men touching the elephant.

After Ramchij told his near-death experience and Yamara’j story, Baba’s intention in smiling and remaining silent was: “I will tell the answer later on” – and He did. In His 1980 discourse, Baba told the exact answer. He recounted Ramchij’s entire story in detail and then gave the dharmic answer. And it is all published in His discourse. So Baba’s approach is 100% complete. There is no room for guessing or misunderstanding. We need not interpret, think, or decide. Baba clearly recounted the entire death story and affirmed that Parama Purusa does not make such mistakes concerning the death of a human being. He does not plan on taking one person but mistakenly grabs someone else at the time of death. Parama Purusa did not confuse Ramchij Ahir with Ramchij Rajawa’r’. Baba is very clear about this in His discourse.

But Keshavanandji never checked Baba’s book so he never got the right answer. That is why all these years later he is still telling the story incorrectly.

IF PA CAN MAKE THE MISTAKE OTHERS CAN ALSO

The thing is when PA Dada Keshavanandji misunderstood Baba’s reaction of the Yamara’j story then such a mistake can happen to anyone. After all, PA is around Baba 24hrs per day – 7 days a week – so naturally PA will develop a strong understanding of Baba’s way of communication. Even then PA himself is susceptible to not properly understanding Baba. And that is proven by Keshavanandji’s wrong manner of interpreting Baba’s reaction to the Yamara’j story.

So when such a dramatic misunderstanding can happen in the mind of PA Dada then surely it can happen to other Dadas. We should always think 1,000 times when hearing a Baba story etc to ensure that the story and teaching are in concert with Ananda Marga ideology.

Unfortunately, some Wt’s have their own illusion on various points and they do and say erroneous things in the name of Baba. Sadly, that’s exactly what happened with Keshavanandji.

Almost 40 years have passed since Dada Keshavananda first started telling this story. Someone should kindly forward him this series of emails so he can get the right answer, correct his book, and finally start telling the story properly.

The overall point is that Parama Purusa’s mind is very, very vast and human beings have a limited scope or understanding. Rather than drawing a conclusion using one’s own small brain, they should strictly study Baba’s teaching. If Keshavananda Dada had done that, this entire incident could have been averted long ago. As it stands now, his book is wrong and it needs to be corrected.

Namaskar,
Krpamaya

Note 1: LINK TO EARLIER LETTER OF THIS SERIES

http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/10/dadas-books-are-they-misleading.html

PRABHAT SAMGIITA

“Tumi kato liila’ kare ja’o, ke bujhibe kii bha’vana’y…” (P.S. 3164)

Purport:

Baba, there are varieties of liilas which You go on playing. Who can understand the mystery behind all these. As You like, You do. You are dancing in the flow of Your liila and that same flow makes everyone else dance too. Everything is happening according to Your desire.

Baba, You have been ever-present since eternity; and You will remain up to infinity – emanating with Your unbroken flow. Through Your ota and prota yoga, You remain with everyone – always. You are ever-effulgent in every nook and corner, in all the directions.

Will this unit mind ever be able to understand Your glory with its own strength? Baba, You Yourself are the ultimate shelter. You have blessed me and made me understand all this. As You told, accordingly I will go on fully utilising all the strength and capacity which You have graciously give me. This is the path upon which You have guided me – and I will go on following this, by Your grace.

Baba, my final desire can only be quenched when I receive a wee-bit of Your grace & assurance that no matter what I will never forget Your lotus feet…

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To: am-global@earthlink.net
From: J_deva@markwebmail….
Subject: Dada’s Books: Are They Misleading
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2012 04:46:52 -0000

Baba

== DADA’S BOOKS: ARE THEY MISLEADING ==

Namaskar,
In his book, “Mere Rahasyamay Baba” (2010, Hindi), which translates as “My Mysterious Baba”, Dada Keshavanandji shares many of his experiences of being alongside Baba. As we all know, Keshavananda served as PA to Baba for years and years. So he has many remembrances.

However, that does not mean that Dada was always able to interpret everything properly. In particular, on pages 46- 48 of his book, Keshavananda tells the story of Yamara’j, the god of death. And he gives his own interpretation as well. It is a most interesting story and it is all recounted below.

The fascinating part is that after Keshavanandaji first started telling this story years ago. Thereafter, in 1980, Baba Himself delivered a discourse in order to correct Keshavanandaji’s faulty interpretation.

Tragically, years later and still today, when writing his book, Keshavananda remains in the dark about the very story which he himself tells. He is still telling it with the wrong understanding – despite Baba’s correction. Is that not ironic?

BABA’S MAGNANIMITY – BEYOND HUMAN UNDERSTANDING

When Baba is that most vast Entity, i.e that Cosmic Purusa, then as human beings, as unit microcosms, it is not always possible for us to perfectly understand Baba’s each and every action. And in certain cases some people get it totally wrong– 100% false & backwards.

The overall idea being that there are so many scenarios and interactions and Baba has His own special Supreme way of dealing. Naturally then it is not so easy for us to exactly say what is what & which is which.

More specifically, with all due respect and honor, those in Baba’s physical contact cannot be fully depended upon to properly recount and explain each and every aspect of Baba’s expression.

As a case in point here following is the story of Yamara’j – god of death – as told by Dada Keshavanandji, who as we all know was PA to Baba.

THE STORY OF YAMARA’J AS TOLD BY PA DADA

Over the years Keshavanandji has told this story at a variety of seminars, classes, & trainings. Hence, many of us are well familiar with Dadaji’s portrayal. And of course, more recently, he has printed it in his book, “Mere Rahasyamay Baba” (2010, Hindi). (Note: To date, this publication has yet to be translated into other languages, as far as we know. – Eds)

Here following is that story.

(Note: This is not a direct translation from the original Hindi version, but rather an accurate summary of that story.)

During the jail period, there was a convicted criminal, nay murderer, who was given the duty by the jail officials to serve as Baba’s personal cook. The convict’s name was Ramchij Rajawa’r’ of Chhapara’ District – as you may recall. And he served Baba well.

In the greater liila, Ramchij was blessed with the opportunity to be with Baba – such are the loving ways of Parama Purusa.

One day while Keshavanandji was along with Baba then Ramchij Rajawa’r’ excitedly came up to them and asked if he could tell the story of one occasion how he (Ramchij Rajawa’r’) had experienced his own death.

Baba gave His approval so Ramchij proceeded to give his account.

Ramchij Rajawa’r’ said: ‘Baba, one day I died – I experienced death. I was suffering from a fever lying there on my cot and two uniformed officials approached and told me in an authoritative voice that my time had come and that I must go along with them. With no other option I followed their order and step by step they led me up to kingdom of the god of death– to Yamara’j.’

‘I waited there with the guards and when my turn came then the those two officials firmly brought me before the grand throne of Yamara’j. And they loudly announced my name to the god of death.’

‘They said, ‘Here before you we have brought Ramchij Rajawa’r’.’

‘Immediately, the Yamara’j became furious and he loudly shouted at those at his two officials.’

‘Yamara’j scolded them, ‘You neglectful fellows. I (Yamara’j) did not tell you to bring Ramchij Rajawa’r’. I told you to bring Ramchij Ahir. You have confused the names and brought the wrong person. You completely misunderstood my command. Now go back and return Rajchij Rajawa’r’ to his locale and bring me Ramchij Ahir. Immediately do as I say’.’

Ramchij Rajawa’r’ continued on with his story:

‘The next thing I knew I was now lying on that special type of stretcher used for carrying bodies to the cremation ground. And I was surrounded by all my family members and various persons from my village. I saw that they were all crying. So when I opened my eyes and spoke to them they were startled and completely overjoyed.’

‘And the first thing I said to them is where is Ramchij Ahir. I want to know about Ramchij Ahir. Right away two boys were sent to go get Ramchij Ahir.’

‘They ran across the village and saw Ramchij Ahir milching his cows and then Ramchij Ahir looked over at them and then fell over – he died then and there, at that very moment.’

In that way Ramchij Rajawa’r’ recounted his story to Baba one night about how he had been brought to the doorstep of death. And
Keshavanandji heard it all.

DADAJI’S (MIS)UNDERSTANDING

Afterwards, when it was quiet, Keshavanandji looked at Baba and asked if things like this really happen. Baba just smiled.

Seeing Baba’s response and noting that Baba did not object to the story, Keshavanandji concluded in his own mind that Ramchij Rajbhar’s story is a 100% accurate and stands as a realistic depiction about death. That’s to say, Keshavanandji concluded that such mistakes can happen: Sometimes the wrong person is mistakenly put on their death-bed.

Thus thinking that he had heard a most amazing and incredible story, Dadaji began recounting this story in so many different lectures, seminars, and classes etc – all the while describing how due to an oversight or error in Yamara’j’s system, sometimes the wrong person dies.

And indeed that is how he wrote about it on pages 46 – 48 of his book “Mere Rahasyamay Baba” (2010, Hindi).

BABA CLARIFIES THE MATTER

However, some years after that initial event, in dharmic fashion Baba corrected and clarified the matter for one and all.

In His discourse “Yamara’j Ki Katha'” in Kolkata on 24 Feb 1980 (Ananda Vacanamrtam – 18 (H) & (B)), Baba makes explicit & detailed reference to Ramchij Rajawa’r’s story about the god of death. And the first thing that Baba says is that his helper – Ramchij Rajawa’r’ – is not a liar and that he saw everything in a dream. This much Baba says to begin and then Baba goes on to tell the entire story about Ramchij’s death – like experience.

And in the culminating section of that discourse, Baba directly states that such mistakes regarding death never happen. Baba tells that Parama Purusa is in control of each and everything in this vast creation in His divine kingdom, and that one faculty of Parama Purusa is that of Yamara’j – god of death. Hence, since the Divine Controller Himself is the Yamara’j, Baba directly states that such mistakes about the wrong person undergoing death never, never happens. In the kingdom of Parama Purusa such oversights never occur.

Thus, in His clear-cut, precise manner Baba unveils the truth about such types of mistakes, i.e. that they never happen. All this is clearly given in Baba’s discourse– “Yamara’j Ki Katha'” in Kolkata on 24 Feb 1980.

DADA K MISUNDERSTOOD ENTIRELY

By reading and hearing Baba’s perfect clarification, we can all understand that from the very beginning Keshavanandji misunderstood Baba’s reaction to the story when it was first told to them by Ramchij Rajawa’r’ in the jail.

That time Keshavanandji thought that since Baba smiled therefore He was insinuating it is true and that such mistakes can and do happen at the time of death. But that was the wrong conclusion entirely. Means Keshavanandji was off the mark.

So this is one clear-cut example how someone was telling a Baba story that was clearly shown to be incorrect. Because it is Baba Himself who corrects the story. Even then, Dadaji’s book (2010) was published 30 years – 3 entire decades – after Baba’s discourse on this topic and still Dadaji got it wrong.

Now in 2012, 32 years later, tragically, Keshavananda remains unaware that he is giving the wrong teaching. Here’s the proof: Dada told it in the wrong way again in his book, “Mere Rahasyamay Baba” (2010, Hindi), on pages 46 – 48, and still no errata page has been publicly issued.

WHY IT HAPPENED

The natural question is why did this happen. Why after all these years, after all it was 30 years between Baba’s 1980 discourse and the 2010 publishing of Dada’s book, is Dada still telling the story incorrectly.

We can only conclude that Dada is lacking in common sense. Even though he was Baba’s PA still he could not understand Baba’s simple gesture. That is one part. And the second aspect is that Dadaji wrongly thinks he knows all of Ananda Marga ideology, therefore he does not read Baba’s books and could not come up with the right conclusion.

Namaskar,
Jiivendra

Note 1: NOT AN ISOLATED INCIDENT

We should all be aware that there are serious mistakes in so many books written and published by Dadas. The above is but one example of many. More are coming. The overall spirit is the Baba’s Personality and teachings should be properly portrayed and if any book written – by a Dada or anyone at all – goes against this ethic, then the wrong needs to be pointed out and corrected.

PRABHAT SAMGIITA

PS Intro: This below song reflects that deeply spiritual truth how Parama Purusa is always graciously calling the jiivas towards His divine Self through His eternal sound of omnkara – His murali dhvani, the divine sound of Cosmic Consciousness.

“Tumi je d’ekecho a’ma’y, a’ja je ghare tha’ka’ da’y…” (PS 736)

Purport:

Baba, it is impossible for me to remain here in my house because You have graciously called me to come close to You. Baba, I want to respond to Your divine call. Baba, it is difficult to comprehend how wonderfully magical Your tunes and melodies are. Baba, You are so charming. O’ my Dearmost, in the abode of my mind, the divine vibrations of Your flute resonate incessantly – ceaselessly. By Your grace, I hear Your flute always: While sleeping, in my dreams, and in my awakened state. Baba, You are so gracious; You are residing in my heart all the time, all the 24hrs. Baba, even if I want to forget You, how can I forget You. Your greatness is beyond conception. No matter how many octaves I know, You are remaining beyond them all. You are beyond the reach of my limited human capacity. Baba, the soothing resonance of Your divine flute makes me float beyond all the lokas in Your rhythm, in Your song, and in Your blissful melodies. Baba, O’ Divine Entity, please give me shelter at Your lotus feet…

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Date: 29 Sep 2012 21:32:18 -0000
From: “Chandra Shekhar”
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: Re: About That Famous Bogus Quote #6

Baba

== RE: ABOUT THAT FAMOUS BOGUS QUOTE ==

~ Part 6 ~

(Note: This is the 6th letter of this series. Link to the prior 5 letters are noted below. – Eds)

Namaskar.
First off, I wish to recognise brother Pandji’s excellent contribution to this discussion. A significant part of his letter has been reprinted below in note 1.

Here then is my reply to this bogus quote:

“I am not this physical body, this physical body is not me. If you want to know me, work for my mission, because I have merged myself with my mission.”

I applaud what others have already brought to the table regarding the afore-cited quote.

This quote is nothing but the brainchild of Ac Sarvatmanandji – after he manipulated what was printed in the unofficial book, Supreme Expression I. In either case, Baba never spoke such words, rather Sarvatmananda Dada hijacked this statement to accumulate as much power as possible and bring everyone under his control.

Another thing: Some say that in the above quote mission refers to organisation and some say it refers to ideology. Regardless, the quote is fake in either case.

SUPPOSE IT MEANS ORGANISATION

Parama Purusa is infinite and the mission as an organisation has a worldly structure and shape and boundary. So how could it be that an infinite Entity has merged into a small finite structure. Furthermore, now that organisation has been divided into three or parts, those who invented this quote do not like to use it anymore as it goes against their interest. Such is the hypocrisy.

Suffice to say that if mission is used to refer to an organisation – which was Sarvatmanandji’s intention – all along then the above is the reply.

SUPPOSE IT MEANS MISSION

And if mission is used for ideology then the below is the reply.

Ideology is not bigger than Ista – Ista is bigger. Ista does not merge into the ideology. You will not see this supported in any discourse.

IN EITHER CASE IT IS WRONG

So whether mission refers to organisation or ideology, it is wrong, misleading, and illogical.

The main thing is that this is a totally fake quote.

Namaskar,
Chandrashekhar

Note 1: CITATION FROM PANDAJI’S LETTER:

AC SARVATMANANDJI’S ROLE IN FABRICATING THIS BOGUS QUOTE

Dada Sarvatmanandji himself introduced / re-introduced this quote in October 1990 because at that time he was the organisation. He ruled over everything and he thought that by this quote everyone will be convinced fully to blindly follow and execute his order. This fake quote suited his needs well. Other Dadas who helped him in this regard included: Bhaveshanandji, Tadbhavanandji, Vratishvaranandji, Vijayanandji, Mantreshvaranandji, among others.

Some naive people may justify that the terms “mission” and “organisation” are two different things; but, practically speaking, they are not. In Bengal, mission means organisation such as the Ramakrishna Mission. And not just Bengal, the world over people talk about the Christian Missions. In these cases, they are talking about the Ramakrishna organisaton comprised of people and projects and the Christian mission comprised of people and projects. In common parlance mission means organisation.

And indeed if you read the propagandised quote it carries the same meaning – that mission is an organisation where people gather and work:

“If you want to know me, work for my mission, because I have merged myself with my mission.”

So it was in that spirit, whereby mission means organisation, that Sarvatmanandji created this fake quote. His intent was: Baba has merged in the mission (i.e. organisation) and the way to please Him is to work for the organisation and follow your higher authority. This was Sarvatmanandji’s plan for keeping all power concentrated in his hands. Remember, back in late October 1990, the whole of AMPS was very different – it was a monolithic structure under the dictatorship of one person. It was not fractured; there was one person the top seat. And indeed the plan worked; nobody opposed Dada Sarvatmananda.

Here is the proof: Just a few days later Central Committee unanimously declared the Mahaprayan Divas observance as an annual pilgrimmage to Tiljala – thereby making Kolkata the focal point. The mandate was for all to come to Tiljala to observe so-called Mahaprayan; it was not allowed to observe this anywhere else – only Tiljala (Kolkata.)

Hence, just as those Hindu priests fabricated one tale that Mahaprabhu merged into the Jagannath idol in order to appease and control all his disciples, similarly Sarvatmanandji concocted that false merge in mission quote and attributed it to Baba to eyewash legions of margiis and wts. Sarvatmanandji’s plan was that they should follow his every word because he (Dada Sarvatmananda) was the organisational head and Baba had merged Himself into the mission / organisation.

And we can see that Sarvatmanandji got success.

In the next few short years, he carried out so many dastardly deeds by his mere order: Mahaprayan dogma, Fake Ananda Vaniis, Expulsion as a weapon and so much more. Sarvatmanandji did so many things because he had harnessed the obedience of workers and margiis by concocting this single quote: “If you want to know me, work for my mission, because I have merged myself with my mission.” For this reason, so many listened to his every word and followed his command.

What then is the difference between Dada Sarvatmananda’s approach and that of those dogmatic priests of the Puri temple. Both fabricated outrageous tales in order to bring scores of followers under their control.

I think now the point is clear.

Namaskar,
N. Panda

Note 2: LINKS TO ALL PRIOR LETTERS ON THIS THREAD

#1: http://www.am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/09/about-that-famous-bogus-quote.html

#2: http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/09/re-about-that-famous-bogus-quote-2.html

#3: http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/09/re-about-that-famous-bogus-quote-3.html

#4: http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/09/re-about-that-famous-bogus-quote-4.html

#5: http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/09/re-about-that-famous-bogus-quote-5.html

PRABHAT SAMGIITA

“Ye pathe rath ca’liye chilo, se path a’ma’y dekhiye da’o…” (PS 4444)

Purport:

Baba, O’ Gracious One, please show me that very path which You Yourself have prepared and moved on. Baba, I want to follow that very path
which You have made for us. The path which You have graciously decorated for our forward movement, and filled with sweet fragrance and flowers. That very path I want to know. Baba, please grace me and show me that very path. I request that You to please bestow upon me Ista nista [1] – reverence towards Ista. Baba, please grace me with ragatmika [2] devotion and bring me close to You. Shower my whole existence with the intensity and deep love of ragatmika bhakti. By that way I can serve You with an intense proximity. Baba please grace me and show me Your path…

END NOTES FOR PRABHAT SAMGIITA #4444:

[1] Ista Nista: This is one very blessed and devotional state.

Baba says, “When people are established in devotion, they attain a state called ‘is’t’a nis’t’a’ – devotion for one’s goal. In that stage there is but one dominant thought : ‘Whatever I do, be it social, political or socio-economic service, the motivating thought in my mind will be to please Parama Purus’a’.” (Ananda Vacanamrtam – 8)

[2] Ragatmika: Here Baba describes that deeply devotional approach of ragatmika bhakti.

Baba says, “Here the devotee says, ‘I serve Him, I worship Him, because I want Him to get bliss from my devotion or service or worship. I don’t want
anything for myself. I want Him to enjoy the bliss.’ This type of devotion is called ra’ga’tmika’ bhakti.” (Subhasita Samgraha – 14)

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To: am-global@earthlink.net
Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2012 21:13:22 -0800
From: “Satiish Reynolds”
Subject: Re: About That Famous Bogus Quote #2

Baba

== RE: ABOUT THAT FAMOUS BOGUS QUOTE ==

~ Part 2 ~

(Note: This is the second letter in this series. A link to the initial letter on this topic is appended below. – Eds)

Namaskar,

“It is this next part that is of such a dubious nature:

“If you want to know me, work for my mission, because I have merged myself with my mission.”

This part of the quote proclaims that the Cosmic Entity Baba (Ista) has merged Himself into yet another lesser entity – i.e. mission.

Here we have to remember that all beings emanate from the Cosmic Entity (Ista) – so Ista is the Hub of the entire cosmological order. Thus, there is nothing greater or bigger than Ista because that Ista is Purusottoma or the Cosmic Hub. So it is impossible for that infinite, Divine Hub to wholly merge into yet another hub. This is a false and ludicrous notion to think that the Cosmic Entity is merging into something else which has been created by Him.

Here again we can think:

Parama Purusa is the Supreme Nucleus and all the jiivas are ultimately merging into Him. He is the Hub & He is infinite. So when He is that Universal Hub and the final abode of all unit beings, then how is He going to merge into something else that is smaller which He Himself created, i.e. mission. Parama Purusa is infinite so how can He merge in that which is finite (mission). This is a totally illogical notion that goes 100% against Baba’s teachings on brahmacakra, or the cycle of creation. Brahma is the Ultimate Entity and does not merge into something else. Ista does not merge into adarsha; rather, Ista is the creator of adarsha.” (posted 9/6/12)

Yes, I appreciate this rational approach – that quote is philosophically wrong.

Rather this merge-in-mission quote has been notoriously grafted. Even then, some still think it is a genuine quote and are citing the unofficial book – Supreme Expression I – as if that is proof of the quote’s legitimacy. But how could a book like that be proof when it was not published by Ananda Marga Pracaraka Samgha.

For their understanding, here is more logic and reasoning why this quote is wrong.

1. Supreme Expression I is not an approved or official publication of AMPS. Rather it was published by an outside group. And this they readily acknowledge on the title page. There they write: “For a complete list of original books, please contact Ananda Marga publications as indicated on the following page.” This is the exact line from the title page of Supreme Expression I. So Supreme Expression is not an unofficial book; rather it was published by an independent publishing house in the Netherlands. In that case, how could such a publication be relied on as the sole and trusted source of a supposed quote which is wholly against the ideological ethic of Ananda Marga.

2. When Mrs. Indhira Gandhi lost power and the new government came into power then many, many disciples came to see Baba – thousands went to see Him. Baba would say something and margiis used to come back happy. With good intentions, they would write and publish whatever they they could remember and make that into leaflets and magazine articles. In this way, all kinds of stories and inauthentic accounts were printed. No doubt they saw Baba and certainly Baba told them something, but what they remembered and wrote down hours later is not an accurate depiction of what Baba spoke. That is the main issue and that is what happened with this passage from the Supreme Expression book.

If anyone has any more to add, please write in.

Namaskar,
Satiish

Note 1: THE TWO VERSIONS OF THIS BOGUS QUOTE

(1) Here is the version of the bogus quote propagated by Ac. Sarvatmanandji and other Dadas starting in Oct 1990:

“I am not this physical body, this physical body is not me. If you want to know me, work for my mission, because I have merged myself with my mission.”

(2) Here is the quote as it appears in the unofficial book – Supreme Expression I – which was published by an outside group / agency:

“If you want to see Me, do my Mission because I am merged with my Mission. I am not this physical body, this physical body is not me. I am in your hearts and you are in mine. Only devotion can demand my physical presence.” (Supreme Expression I, p. 57 (1978)

Note 2: LINK TO EARLIER LETTER

http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/09/about-that-famous-bogus-quote.html

PRABHAT SAMGIITA

“Adrira ma’jhe tumi himagiri, pus’per ma’jhe pa’rija’ta…” (P.S. 1685)

Purport:

Baba, You are the Greatest among the great, the Sweetest among the sweet. Amongst all the mountains, Your status is like the towering Himalayas. Amongst all the flowers, You are like the most brilliant parijata flower.

Baba, with Your own hand You are touching and playing the strings of the viina of my inner core – which is situated in the depths of my heart. With Your soft, loving touch, You are arousing the divine ecstasy in my mind.

Baba, You have brought me on this earth again and again. You have inspired me to love You in infinite ways. My whole existence has always revolved around You; but even then I could never be satiated to my heart’s full content.

Now You have brought me again on this earth. And, by Your grace, I have brought a basketful of love for You. It is in my heart. O’ my Lord, please remain along with me always – day and night, always.

Among all the things which are dear, You are the Dearest. You are my Priyatama, the innermost One of my heart. Of all the things which I love, You are the most dear. You always reside inside my heart.

Baba, what way You are, it is impossible to explain through language. I do not have any words to express Your glory. So I do sastaunga pranam to You – thousands of times, infinite times, again and again.

Baba, please keep me at Your lotus feet..

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From: “Karma Rasa”
To: AM-GLOBAL
Subject: Human Life on Other Planets & Stars
Date: Sat, 14 Jul 2012 21:58:43 +0000

Baba

PS Intro: The relationship between the bhakta and Parama Purusa is eternal – it has been going on since the very dawn of creation. However, the devotee was not always aware of this truth. Ages and ages passed when the sadhaka did not realise his unique and intimate connection with Parama Purusa. So when any sadhaka does get initiated and starts doing strong sadhana and becomes linked with Parama Purusa and feels His divine love and becomes drenched in His bliss, then that sadhaka feels repentant for not developing his relationship with Parama Purusa sooner. This song expresses this very notion of repentance and wishful thinking. Because in this song the sadhaka is expressing the following directly to Parama Purusa:

‘In the past I was not aware about my relation with You. So now, when I have been blessed to come in Your contact and feel in my heart that You are my nearest and dearest One, then I feel sad that why did I not call You before, in the past – long, long back. Because even when I was a non-margii then that very time also You were with me. But I never look towards You those days and I never called You back then. Why did I not do so. Why did I not recognise You back then, it would have been so blissful to have had Your proximity all these years, but instead so much time passed in vain.’

So this song expresses the feeling of repentance of each and every devotee who has become linked with Parama Purusa as they reflect back on their life before becoming a margii. They wonder, ‘Why did I remain oblivious of You – it would have been blissful if I had deep intimacy with You sooner’.

“Tumi a’ma’r kato a’pan a’ge bujhini…” (PS 241)

Purport:

Baba, You are very close to me; You are my Dearest One. Before, in the past, I was oblivious to this sacred truth: That You are my eternal Companion. Baba, all along, You were side by side with me – near me always and with me wherever I was, in all endeavours. But it was so unfortunate that I remained unaware of Your divine presence. I never thought that You were with me. O’ my Dearmost, why did I not call You and have Your intimate
closeness.

Baba, since time immemorial You have been with me in all my works – small or big, meaningful and meaningless. But unfortunately that time I did not look towards You. Baba, You were with me in my song, rhythm, and tune. There was never any occasion when You were not there right by my side. And the string of that viina was vibrating then and resonates even today. And now I can hear it. But it is so sad and painful how that time in the past I remained oblivious of You. I did not pay heed to the call of Your viina. I did not hear it. O’ my Dearmost, why did I not hear. Alas, it would have been so blissful if I had known You.

O’ Divine Entity, You were with me on this journey of life, even when I was submerged in the deep cimmerian darkness. Even then You were with me. And now that very memory remains awake in my mind always – that You were with me. It comes again and again in my mind that You are my close and You are with me. But alas, all that time in the past I remained oblivious of You and I did not call You. And we remained distant; devotionally we could not come close, although You were with me. It is so sad. Only now I know You are there and I can call and talk to You. Today I understand this truth; but in the past I did know You were there. O’ Supreme One, why did my spiritual life not start at the very outset. I feel so repentant that I did not call You in those early days. Because I was not calling You, with a wounded ego You went away, leaving me alone in isolation in an unknown place and distant land. That time, why did I not keep You in my heart and hold Your feet. Why did I not wipe away all my dilemmas about You and hold You in dhyana and make You mine. Why did I not do this. It is so sad that time passed and You remained distant. And now today we are close and I feel so repent how my life would have been so blissful having Your proximity earlier. This pain I carry in my heart…

== HUMAN LIFE ON OTHER PLANETS AND STARS ==

Namaskar,

Baba says, “Humans of this world– not only of this world, but of the entire universe there are so many planets and stars where there is human life – and all humans of the universe have got the same wont. And they utilise and display these wonts according to climatic conditions, conditions of time and space. But fundamentally, humanity is a singular entity.” (17 August 1979 DMC, Taipei)

The above is what Baba actually has spoken in English on 17 August 1979 in Taipei, Taiwan…

..the below is how the Publications Department printed it in Subhasita Samgraha – 12:

“Humans of the world – not only of this world, but of the entire Universe there are so many planets and stars where there is human life – and all humans of the entire Universe have got the same course. They tend to display their wonts according to climatic conditions, conditions of time and space. But fundamentally, humanity is a singular entity.” (Subhasita Samgraha – 12)

In comparing the above two paragraphs, it is clear that so many small and big mistakes have been committed by the Publications Department. And there was no translation involved. Baba spoke in English and the book is printed in English. Even then, there are a variety of changes which dilute the meaning of Baba’s discourse.

For example, they changed the word “wont” to “course”. Plus they omitted the word “utilise”; then they wrongly inserted the word “display”. Indeed, if you compare them carefully you will find more mistakes – and it is just a short, little paragraph.

So this is the grade of work that is going on in our Publications Department. No doubt, there are some very sincere and earnest workers in publications; the problem is that the overall strategy imposed on them from above is faulty.

The solution is quite simple: All discourses – big or small – should be printed “as is” in the original language in which Baba spoke. This much at a minimum needs to be the first step. But that is not what they are doing.

SIGNIFICANCE OF BABA’S WORDS:

HUMANS EXIST ACROSS THIS UNIVERSE

In His above discourse Baba is giving us the conclusive idea that there are humans living on various planets. This is not a hypothesis; rather it is a fact given by Parama Purusa. And He knows everything because this is His creation. So we should propagate this idea that there are humans living on various planets.

Still modern science is unsure about this concept. They are using rockets to reach distant planets but what they fail to realise is that the speediest thing is the mind. With the mind one can easily realise this truth.

It is our hope that in the near future scientists will reach this conclusion that human beings already on exist on many other planets. But in our Marga, this is a well-known, established truth, not a mere hypothesis.

Namaskar,
Karma Rasa

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