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== Ac. RUDRANANDJI MAKING PATHWAY TO CORONATE HIMSELF AS PP ==

Namaskar,
At the recent April 2013 DMS in Davao, one grave injustice was done by a few organisational leaders. The ramifications of this act are slowly being embedded within our organisational-cum-devotional culture by the powers that be. We should all be aware about what happened – otherwise things will only continue to get worse.

THE SCENE INSIDE DMS

Here is what occurred: Purodha Pramukha, i.e. Dada Vishvadevananda, appeared on stage at the DMS sitting on an elevated seat that was higher than Guru’s place. PP Dada was veritably blocking the photo of Rev Baba. The image is attached for your review.

The key point is that in Ananda Marga, Brahma alone is the Guru. There is no lineage of gurus where the guruship or top post is transferred from one to the next as most religions do. That means there are no dalai lamas, nor popes, nor ayatollas that inherit the post or are anointed etc, as in Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Catholicism and the various other major religions and yogic traditions etc. In all such religions and traditions, they infuse the power of God within their chosen leaders. Christian priests became ordained and the Dalai Lama is selected and coronated as the divine one etc. So in every religion, the top-post holder acts a the middle-man between God and the people. In that way, huge power and divine authority is invested in those religious heads. But that is not the case in our Ananda Marga.

In Ananda Marga, Baba is the Mahasambhuti and Sadguru. His status is eternal and there is no transfer of His spiritual power to any subsequent postholder. So PP Dada then is just one jiiva born into this world with all kinds of samskaras and ignorance. Sadguru Baba is the granter of salvation whereas PP Dada is struggling for liberation, i.e. bound in the noose of maya. There is no comparison between the two. There is no question of PP Dada gaining higher stature.

Yet tragically, that is exactly what happened at the recent DMS in Davao. It was arranged to put PP Dada’s dais higher up and in front of Guru’s place on the DMS stage. That is the atrocity.

In this letter we explore (a) how and why opportunistic Dadas prop up PP’s stature for their own gain by promoting PP as the spiritual head of Ananda Marga, and (b) why the post of Purodha Parmukha is verily a social post, not a spiritual one.

PLACE OF GURU IN ANANDA MARGA

Let’s begin with a quick review of our tantra tradition.

As we know, we do Guru dhyana at the sahasrara cakra. That is the highest point of the human experience. That spot signifies deep regard and reverence. It is the pinnacled point of the human mind. Indeed that is the tradition in tantra: To goad the mind upwards, never lower.

In all aspects of our spiritual life, Guru’s place is the highest and the most revered. Nobody is above or on par with Guru. This is the main teaching of tantra.

Thus when Baba is the Guru and He is Taraka Brahma and perfect in all respects, then naturally His status is unparalleled.

“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), That alone has revealed Brahmavidya´ (intuitional science) to us through the medium of the name and form of Anandamu´rtijii. Unit beings must be made to appreciate Its majesty.” (1)

Yet, some, for their selfish reasons, are trying to prop up PP Dada – i.e. one mere mortal born in bondage and prone to avidya maya – as being the revered one. Indeed this drama has been going on in one way or another since 1990.

So we should investigate why this is being done and clear the air.

PP IS A SOCIAL POST – NOT A SPIRITUAL ONE:

HOW AND WHY

First off, we should all understand that the post of Purodha Pramukha is a social one, not a spiritual post. Here are the reasons why:

(A) Caryacarya itself is our social scripture. And CC-1 lays out the social duties of purodha pramukha. PP Dada’s duty is to act as head of this worldly organisation AMPS. In this capacity, PP is the “chief of the purodhas”.

(B) PP has zero ability to arrange his own mukti & moksa; in that case what can he do for others in this regard. Nothing. PP is himself not liberated and obviously cannot grant that to others. This furthermore shows that his post is purely social, not spiritual.

(C) PP cannot give any new scripture or shastra. Our Ananda Marga scripture is perfect and complete – all delivered by Guru Himself. If PP wishes to write a story or commentary he may do so. But he is unable to contribute even one syllable to the shastra of Ananda Marga.

(D) Organizational executive decisions related with social affairs must reach to Purodha Pramukha for his discretionary review. This is one of his social duties.

(E) PP’s post is lifelong – not longer than that. That is to say, he is a human being and after his death he has not power or capacity. On the other hand, Sadguru Baba is eternal. His power remains always. He is omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipotent. He is beyond all spatial and temporal factors.

(F) In the Purodha Board, PP’s single vote has decisive meaning, though his order can be overturned. Hence, PP’s order is not final; his decisions are subject to review. That means if the Purodha Board has a majority vote then they can overturn Purodha Pramukha’s decision. In short, PP does not have absolute authority; PP’s every decision must be in concert with Ananda Marga ideology.

(G) Each of the judiciary decisions also must reach to Purodha Pramukha for his final approval. This again deals with the social sphere.

(H) Purodha Pramukha is chief of the purodhas – which is a social board in our AMPS.

(I) PP Dada has no great spiritual power anointed to him by God. Just he is one purodha selected by his peers to serve as the chief of the board.

(J) Plus PP has so many more social duties and responsibilities.

By all this it is quite clear that the post of Purodha Pramukha is a social post – not a spiritual one – in our Ananda Marga Pracaraka Samgha.

In our Caryacarya, Baba has given various provisions about the social post of Purodha Pramukha. The post of PP is just one of the many social posts in the organization wherein PP Dada deals with worldly affairs, not spiritual emancipation etc.

The question remains: When the position of purodha pramukha is clearly a social post, then why do some try to turn it into a spiritual one by giving maximum reverence to PP Dada and placing his seat higher than Baba’s.

AC. RUDRANANDA IS PREPARING THE STAGE

FOR HIS OWN ASCENSION ONTO THE THRONE

If you look at the present day dogmatic religious scene or political field then you may see that lackluster people are always getting the power. Just some puppet type of person gets the leadership role, and conniving priests rule from behind.

And this is exactly what has been happening with the post of purodha pramukha since 1990. From day 1, Ac Sarvatmananda Avt was very interested and eager to select a PP whom he could control 100%: Hence the selection of the late Dada Shraddhanandji.

Dada Sarvatmanandji immediately then propped up PP Dada Shraddhananda as being divine because then those divine powers would be routed to him (i.e. Dada Sarvatmanandji) since he was the one controlling PP. By this way Ac Sarvatmananda ruled with an iron fist – all via the word and signature of PP.

Thereafter Ac Rudrananda Avt basked in this same luxury when he snatched PP Shraddhanandji. Then Dada Rudranandji could do anything and everything with PP’s stamp of approval. By this way he even ousted Dada Sarvatmanandji from the organisation. How ironic: Dada Sarvatmanandji got bit by his own creation.

Actually the story of Dada Rudranandji does not end there. Many say that his final wish is to become PP. Toward this end he is doing two things: (a) Clearing out the competition, making more of his yes-man into Purodhas so he can garner the vote, and trying to create circumstances for the current PP Vishvadevananda to resign; (b) Declaring again and again the the post of PP is vested with special powers by Baba, so the one occupying that chair is veritably divine. This is the way that Rudrananda is preparing the stage for his own ascension onto the throne wherein he hopes to have unbridled power. About this there is more to tell.

Suffice to say here that all such opportunists want to get more power by controlling a PP whom they have presented as being all-powerful. This is their trick. And to make PP all-powerful they build him up as being divine and the veritable spiritual head of AMPS. Tragically, a few innocent margiis get befooled and cheated.

Actually what these Dadas do is just a carbon copy of religious dogma. The Hindu priests put all power in their idols. Then when they wish to get any order implemented, they say, “Goddess Kali told me to tell you…”. This is their manner. By this way all credit and responsibility goes to some stone statue that is 100% silent. There is nothing anybody can do but obey. After all, where is there scope to argue or protest? That stone idol is mute. In this way, those exploiting priests have unquestionable power.

And verily all the major and minor religions – eastern and western – perform similar maneuvers. They invest their chosen or token leader with the power of the divine and then take the name of that post-holder when they wish to enact some new edict etc.

Likewise, a few our top Dadas employ the same strategy. They create an aura that PP is great, nay divine, and put him on a high pedestal – above Baba. Although, within their inner circle they have not an iota of respect for this PP Dada – after all he is just their puppet – but they project that same PP as having divine and absolute powers. PP’s word is beyond question. This is their outer show to the general public. With this technique, such Dadas can execute their every wish: Expulsion as weapon, victimisation of innocent margiis, capture more power, eradicate margii rights, scripture distortion, Fake Ananda Vanii etc. All of these misdeeds are carried out by “the word of PP”.

Their top aim is for the common margii to transfer all their respect and love for Baba to PP and ultimately surrender to PP. Then those opportunistic Dadas can wield full power.

All they have to do is find some spineless Dada to act as PP and then prop up that Dada as being a god. This is their plan. In the past they did this with Ac Shraddhananda and now they are doing this with Ac Vishvadevananda.

That is why at the recent DMS in Davao they placed PP Dada Vishvadevananda’s dais on a plateau higher than Baba’s stance. Thus we see that who gets the high seat. But this is just their ploy. Every sincere and educated Ananda Margii understands well that PP Dada is not the Guru and that PP Dada has no such spiritual powers etc. There is nothing he can do except make worldly, organisationl decisions.

AGENDA & PLAN OF OPPORTUNISTIC PURODHAS

Here are some closing thoughts on this topic:

1. Such opportunistic Dadas are just implementing common religious dogma. Step by step they are just putting forth the idea that when Guru “left” then the current in-charge, i.e. PP Dada, takes on the role of guru.

2. In that way, they want margiis to salute PP thinking that PP has divine power. By securing maximum respect for PP from the margiis, then simple and ignorant margiis become restless to get the blessing of PP. In the name of PP they will accept anything. This is the plan of those opportunistic Dadas.

3. New margiis think this is the system and that everything is proper, while some old margiis think that the matter is sensitive. So they do not protest or raise their voice in public, while some others oppose this as a dogma and, in turn, are ousted, expelled, and victimised.

4. In Ananda Marga, we do not approve of these religious dogmas and middle-man theories where the top-post holder is a go-between for God and the people. We do not put any credence into this. But opportunistic purodhas are so degraded that want to start that tradition, gradually. The attached photo is but one of the proofs. It is further validated by viewing all the horrors that have been done in the name of PP since 1990. By this way anyone can see that they prop up the post of PP to something divine and then wield that power to their liking.

5. The various religions have a spiritual head but that is not the case in Ananda Marga. In our Ananda Marga, there is no third entity between God and the disciple. The religions use an ordained priest between their god and the seeker; but in Ananda Marga, Parama Purusa (God) and the sadhaka have a direct connection. There is no intermediary.

6. We have to remember that in Ananda Marga the role of an acarya is limited. Whether it be RS Dada or PP Dada, they have the same Guru as regular margiis. So PP is not something divine. Rather, he is just a human being in a social post.

SOLUTION

Whenever PP dada is seated on the dais etc, then the photo of Sadguru Shrii Shrii Anandamurtiji must be placed or displayed 5 – 10 feet above the head of PP dada. Then there is no question of any confusion. Then there is no doubt that from this angle or that angle it is good or not. Then there will not be the splitting of any hairs. When the top spot has been reserved for Lord Shrii Shrii Anandamurti ji, and He has His own designated space, then the will eliminate all doubts etc.

FUTURE IS BRIGHT

Baba has given Ananda Marga ideology for rooting out dogma. Yet now we see how some are trying to impose age-old religious dogmas as top Dadas prop up the stature of PP on the stage of our very own DMS – giving more status to PP than Baba.

Despite all this, surely the day is not far when all will rally around His divine message in one voice and declare:

“All human beings belong to one race…’The exploitation of human beings cannot be allowed!’ and, ‘Religious hypocrisy cannot be tolerated!’ Giving a clarion call to the fragmented human society from beneath the saffron flag, the symbol of service and sacrifice, they will proclaim at the top of their voices, ‘Human beings of the world, unite!'” (Problems of the Day)

“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), That alone has revealed Brahmavidya (intuitional science) to us through the medium of the name and form of Anandamurtijii. Unit beings must be made to appreciate Its majesty.” (1)

Namaskar,
at His lotus feet,
Satyadras’t’a’

REFERENCES:
1. Caryacarya, part 2, Sadhana, point #1a

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Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2012 22:02:46
To: am-global@earthlink.net
From: “Giriish ”
Subject: Longing For Royal Funeral

Baba

== LONGING FOR ROYAL FUNERAL ==

Namaskar,
In His majestic manner, Baba has left no stone unturned; every reply and every answer He has graciously given.

Included in this email is a link to an audio file of Baba’s voice wherein He is even giving instruction on when one should leave their post. Please find it along the upper left sidebar of the blog. Plus the entire transcription of that audio file is contained right here in this email.

WHEN ONE SHOULD GIVE UP THE POST – AND WHY

Baba wants that we should all attain that divine stance of supreme fulfillment and reach unto His loving lap, so He has clearly stated that in our mid to later years, we should leave aside the bulk of our worldly duties and focus the mind inwards – ensconcing ourselves in that sweet bliss. This applies especially to those holding key posts; and this has multiple benefits.

So when a person’s physical abilities are waning and their cognitive abilities are decreasing, they should give up the post. Society should not suffer due to one’s greediness for the post.

Otherwise if one continues to hold onto that social position into their later years, it is neither good for society nor for one’s psycho-spiritual development. That is why Baba says that when one is old, has less energy, and is unable to function properly, one should give up the post and let those who are younger and have ample energy take up the work. When one is holding a significant post then that comes with many responsibilities. If due to old age and feebleness, one cannot attend to those duties properly, they should pass on their worldly responsibilities & titles to their juniors. Then this juniors will attend to that work with greater vigor and society will be benefited, and those who are senior in years can devote more time to spiritual practice. This is the basic approach and this tenet applies to all Ananda Margiis, both Wts and family margiis.

That does not mean that aged persons cannot do any work at all. There are many types of sevas; surely one can serve in some capacity. But that post might have fewer demands. The main idea is that society should not suffer because of one’s compromised abilities and greediness to hold the post. The goal should not be to have a royal funeral in their honor, as a person will become one with that and lowly goal. One should think of and cultivate the desire to attain Parama Purusa. That should be the aim: To become one with Him.

Who can deny the fact that physical stamina and cognitive abilities are needed to hold key posts. If one’s faculties – physical and psychic – are waning, then they will not be able to properly execute their work associated with key positions in society. In that case, they should give up the post.

It is just like if one is a surgeon and their hand is shaking and they cannot recall the next step of the surgical procedure, then who is going to be interested in being operated by that surgeon. On their own accord, that surgeon should step down. That will be best.

Similarly if a pilot is losing his vision and is suffering from Parkinson’s disease, then who is going to want to fly with such a pilot. No one. Because they know the result will not be good.

Unfortunately, due to reasons best known to them, some of our senior members do not recall or pay heed to Baba’s special teaching that when one is elderly and can no longer do then work then one should leave the post.

In order that everyone may benefit from Baba’s divine teaching, here below is (a) the translation, (b) the transcription, and (c) the link to this rare excerpt of this never-before-published discourse of 12 June 1979 (Kolkata).

THE ENGLISH TRANSLATION

Note: The following is a near literal translation of an excerpt from one of His original discourses. Here follows Baba’s special mandate about leaving one’s post:

“In the past, after attaining 50+ years of age, the people used to go to the jungle. While living there, they would engage only in the study of the scriptures (svadhyaya), discussion on dharma (dharmashastra), bhajan, kiirtan, sadhana, and puja etc.”

“But these days, even after people cross 80 years of age, still they do not like to leave their leadership post of minister etc. Instead they proclaim that, ‘I want to have a state funeral. If I leave the post then how can I get that. It will be impossible’.”

[Then Baba began joking that…] “Even the dead body in the cremation ground does not like to leave the post.”

(Note: Here dead body means those who are fragile yet still holding the post. They are like dead bodies of the cemetery.)

“You all should never do like this. When you see that you have become aged, then give your post to your juniors. At any cost you must not clutch onto your post forever.”

(Then Baba was again making jokes and then He asked one Dada, ‘Would you like to clutch onto your post forever?’. Then everyone started laughing and that Dada replied, ‘No, Baba.’)

“Prepare your juniors and give up your post immediately. ” (12, June 1979)

The above is a near-literal translation of an excerpt from Baba’s original discourse.

ORIGINAL BANGLA + ENGLISH TRANSLATION

(Note: English readers should be aware that the following has been written in Roman Sanskrit, so various letters are pronounced differently from the English alphabet. Please reference the Roman Sanskrit alphabet page from a recently printed edition of one of our AM books.)

Paca’s vars’ hoye gele. Aba’r jungle cale ja’be, keval sha’stra carca’, dharma carca’, sa’dhana, bhajan.

“In the past, after attaining 50+ years of age, the people used to go to the jungle. While living there, they would engage only in the study of the scriptures (svadhyaya), discussion on dharma (dharmashastra), bhajan, kiirtan, sadhana, and puja etc.”

“Painca’sordhve vanam gajah”

After attaining 50+ years of age, the people used to go to the jungle.

“Ekhanto assii vatsar hoye ja’va’r pare mantritva cha’r’ate ca’y na’. Bole a’mito state funeral nebo. A’ge mantritva cha’r’ale to sa’ma’n…hobe na’.

“But these days, even after people cross 80 years of age, still they do not like to leave their leadership post of minister etc. Instead they proclaim that, ‘I want to have a state funeral. If I leave the post then how can I get that. It will be impossible’.”

[Then Baba began joking that…]

To ekhan ei rakamer…Ghat’er mar’a’ tabuo post cha’r’e na’.”

‘Even the dead body in the cremation ground does not like to leave the post.”

“Tomara’ kintu ei samasta karabe na’. Jei dekhale bayas hoye geche, apane junior ke diye post cher’e debe, sange sange post cher’e debe. Kono vya’pa’re post a’nkar’e tha’kibe na’.”

“You all should never do like this. When you see that you have become aged, then give your post to your juniors. At any cost you must not clutch onto your post forever.”

(Then Baba was again making jokes and then He asked one Dada, ‘Would you like to clutch onto your post forever?’. Then everyone started laughing and that Dada replied, ‘No, Baba.’)

“Loka taerii kare post cher’e da’o.”

“Prepare your juniors and give up your post immediately.”

WHAT DOES IT MEAN

In His above discourse, Baba is giving the dynamic teaching that one should not hold and clutch onto the post as one crosses into old age when they can no longer do the work. Because ultimately, this human life is a spiritual journey, and one should do sadhana regularly from their very childhood up through their early adulthood and mid-life, and then later on – when one is aged – they should devote their time almost exclusively towards sadhana. That is Baba’s special teaching.

Unfortunately, this teaching is not well-known in Ananda Marga as certain personnel never even attempted to publish this very discourse. Now 32 years have passed since this discourse was first given, and still this unique pravacan has not been published or printed in any language.

Thus, due to their attachment etc, top Dadas are holding onto their post into the very later years of their lives and beyond.

Yet in His above teaching, Baba is clearly giving the hint that post-holders like PP Dada and GS Dada etc should no longer be holding onto their organisational position into the twilight of their lives. Rather they should relieve themselves of such duties after they have become aged and then dedicate more and more time to practicing sadhana. That is Baba’s explicit mandate.

And indeed, up till 1990, Baba was cycling more and more young faces into Centre. This was His regular manner of running the organisation.

COMMONLY HELD DOGMA ABOUT PP

Nowadays though, some holding key posts wrongly think that they should remain in the post until the day they die – whether they can do the job properly or not. That is why some are blaming that the overall posting system is faulty. Because they see what was going on with PP Shraddhanandaji and misunderstand that PP must keep his post forever and ever. They think that PP Dada should hold just keep his post up till his very expiration – regardless of his mental state etc.

But, in reality, this is an incorrect approach. Such a PP should have either handed over his post, or taken a lesser position.

All in all, it is just like US Supreme Court Justices who have their appointments till death. That does not mean though that one should keep their post whether they can do their job or not – whether they have dementia or not. Rather, when they are no longer able to fulfill their duties, then those Supreme Court judges step aside. This is the honest and decent thing to do.

This same ethic and spirit applies to the PP post etc.

Yet certain key post holders do not do like this. Instead they clutch more and more tightly onto their post as their own capacities diminish.

So, now is the time to turn things around and pay heed to Baba’s call that those beyond their capacity should be maximally involved in sadhana etc. Society also should not suffer due to their inability.

THE LINK

Here is the link where one can hear the section from Baba’s original Bengali discourse where He gives this very point that one should step down from their post after the age of 50+, and allow their juniors to carry on with the work.

http://www.am-global-01.blogspot.com/

Just click on the audio file at the aforementioned link.

BABA’S BLESSING

By Baba’s grace our Marga will soon overcome the various diseases of extreme groupism and the lust for power and develop into a rational and fit society.

Baba says, “Install qualified persons in power, and the social order which will be evolved by virtue of their leadership [and] will give due importance to one and all.” (A Few Problems Solved – 2)

Namaskar,
Giriish

Note 1: WHY NOT GETTING YOUTHS

Because of this defective atmosphere where Dadas hold onto their post for decades and decades even when they are not well, then it is no wonder why in Ananda marga youths are not coming. It is because old people are sitting there on the post like rocks and the youths do not see any dynamism in that. This stands as yet another reason why we should be adamant to implement Baba’s teaching of not having elderly and decrepit persons still so actively involved in their livelihood and key posts etc.

Note 2: STATUS OF RUDRANANDAJI & SARVATMANANDAJI

Among others, nowadays we see that both Rudranandaji and Sarvatmanandaji are desperately clothing onto their organizational status and still trying to secure the top post for themselves. Yet both are suffering and unable to attend to their duties properly. Rudranandaji has a bad back and cannot attend properly to his work; and, Saravatmanandaji recently had his own episode where he passed out on stage while giving a talk. They are both too feeble to execute their duties properly, and society suffers. That is the end result – plus they miss out on the opportunity to have more time for sadhana.

PRABHAT SAMGIITA

“Patitapa’vana tumi sana’tana, toma’ra iccha’ya cale dhara’ “… PS #4986

Baba, You are Saviour of the sinners. You are eternal, ever-present. This universe moves according to Your desire. We are listening and silently watching Your divine liila. When You give a little energy, only then is it possible for us to do something. Otherwise, nobody can do anything. Baba, please come close, more close into my mind and saturate the core of my heart. By Your grace, I understand You are within all…

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To: AM-GLOBAL
Subject: PP Dada Shraddhanandji’s Ignorance

Baba

== PP DADA SHRADDHANANDJI’S IGNORANCE ==

Namaskar,
After reading the recent letter on the first PP Dada Shraddhanandji (link below), it is very clear that he was simple. But he was also something more than that. This PP Dada was lacking a basic, comprehensive understanding of Baba’s teachings.

How do we know this? How can we say this definitively.

Well, PP Shraddhanandji had an irresistible desire to preach and write books, whether he knew the subject or not. And what he thought he did. He wrote and published many books including his own autobiography, “My Spiritual Life with Baba” (June, 1991). Shraddhanandji wrote many other books as well – all of which are filled with countless critical errors and major, fundamental mistakes. Those books are full of misinterpretations and wrong understandings that only misguide the reader.

My initial thought is to call all his books “garbage”, but that is not a word I wish to use in this email, so I will just say that PP Dada’s books are completely off the mark.

WHEN BABA STARTED GIVING PRABHAT SAMGIITA

Now let’s take a look at one crucial point that demonstrates well PP Shraddhanandaji’s level of understanding.

Those days, when Prabhat Samgiita was first given, then everyone was singing those early songs, including “Sakal maner viina’ (PS #4). Those compositions became part of everyone’s heart, and the meaning was imprinted in everyone’s mind. Baba Himself was explaining the meaning of all those early songs. On many such occasions, Dada Shraddhananda was even sitting in the front row. So Shraddhanandji had easy access to Baba’s purports and explanations of those songs.

Most importantly, there was great interest in Prabhat Samgiita: All margiis and workers were keen to learn and listen to this new devotional gift bestowed by Baba.

For all these reasons, everyone in Ananda Marga gained a very clear understanding of the meaning of those initial songs. Then we also have to bear in mind that Prabhat Samgiita is just the natural expression of devotion. So bhaktas can easily feel what the song means. Because those songs are the expression of their own heart.

So it is not only unfortunate, but astonishing, that PP Dada could misinterpret things the way he did.

HERE IS THAT PRABHAT SAMGIITA #4

As a brief refresher, here is one early Prabhat Samgiita that PP Dada completely misunderstood. First, let’s just review the actual meaning.

Prabhat Samgiita No. 4

“Sakal maner viina’ ek sure ba’je a’j…
Eso tumi a’ro ka’che, A’ro kache, a’ro kache
Niye ja’o ja’ha’ kichu sab”

In this song, the devotee is addressing Baba, and requesting Him to please come close, more close and take my mind. “O’ my Dearmost, I am offering my mind to You, please grace me by accepting this.”

Here is further explanation. As sadhakas, we know that mind is the cause of bondage and liberation. If the mind is coloured with mundane longing, then that is bondage. When it is purified in the thought of Parama Purusa and becomes colourless, then it is liberated. That’s why we do dhyana. And in the last stage of dhyana and guru puja, the devotee is offering their mind with deep love at the feet of Baba. So devotee is requesting that “O’ Dearmost Baba, please come and take all the colours of my mind, all the bondages of my mind, and make me colourless.”

““By surrendering all the colours of my mind to You, I want to become colourless.” This surrender to the Supreme Consciousness propels human beings towards Him.” (The Liberation of Intellect – Neo-Humanism, Inner Asset)

This is the central idea of Prabhat Samgiita #4.

These following guidelines also reflect the inherent theme and spirit of this song wherein the devotee offers their mind unto Parama Purusa

“Tava dravyaḿ Jagatguro Tubhyameva samarpaye.”

“Everything of mine, along with my mind, is offered at Your altar. Please oblige and accept it.” (Ananda Vacanamrtam – 3, Prańáma Mantra)

Nivedayámi cátmánaḿ tvaḿ gatih Parameshvara

“Oh Lord, what can I offer unto You? I can only offer my existential ‘I’ feeling. Please take it.” (Subhasita Samgraha-12, The Secret of Dharma Lies Hidden in the Mind)

So the entire meaning of this song is that the devotee is offering everything to Parama Purusa, to Baba. That is why this song has been named: “Song of Sweetness”. Without deep love towards Baba, the feeling of full surrender will not arise in the mind. That stage of deep love is full of sweetness. For this reason, this song has its own title “Song of Sweetness”.

The key point is this. In this song the devotee is yearning for Parama Purusa: Please come and take the offerings of my mind, and make me Your own. The bhakta is feeling a strong urge to reach his desired Goal: Becoming one with Parama Purusa by surrendering unto Him. It is quite evident that the devotee is addressing Parama Purusa in this song; the bhakta is singing to the Lord. Params Purusa is not singing the song to the devotee.

So the inner essence of this Prabhat Samgiita is how the devotee is offering their everything at Baba’s lotus feet.

Sadly, PP Dada Shraddhanandji took this song in a different manner – far away from Baba’s intended meaning.

PP DADA’S WRONG INTERPRETATION OF THAT SONG

On page 16 of his autobiography, “My Spiritual Life with Baba”, Shraddhanandji gives a completely backwards and opposite explanation of this song.

Shraddhanandaji wrongly tells that in this song Baba is expressing His desire to give everything to the devotee: Money, wealth, property, siddhis, prestige, post etc. So PP Dada explained the song as if Parama Purusa is singing to the bhakta – which is 100% wrong.

The correct meaning of Prabhat Samgiita #4 is that devotee is making the request, “O’ Dearmost Baba, please come and take all the colors of my mind, all the bondages of my mind, and make me colourless.”

““By surrendering all the colours of my mind to You, I want to become colourless.” (The Liberation of Intellect – Neo-Humanism, Inner Asset)

Here again is the real spirit of this Prabhat Samgiita.

Nivedayámi cátmánaḿ tvaḿ gatih Parameshvara

“Oh Lord, what can I offer unto You? I can only offer my existential ‘I’ feeling. Please take it.” (Subhasita Samgraha-12, The Secret of Dharma Lies Hidden in the Mind)

So PP Dada actually invented his own flip-flop purport for the song, “Sakal maner viina’…”. Shraddhanandji writes as if Baba is singing and requesting the devotee to come more close and more close and take everything (money, name, fame etc) that He (Baba) has. This is the flip-flop way in which PP Dada is explaining the song.

That indeed is a most unfortunate circumstance. Why unfortunate? Because PP Shraddhananda was a longtime and senior Dada and it is tragic he could not gain a clearer understanding of Baba’s teachings and Ananda Marga devotional life.

When PP Dada was not aware about the inner meaning and purport of Prabhat Samgiita #4, then he should not have written about it publicly in his book. The point being that when the writer himself is not aware about a topic then he should not attempt to write about it in his book.

in Him,
Satyashrya

Note 1: LINK TO AN EARLIER LETTER ABOUT PP DADA

http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/11/history-story-how-shraddhananda-dada.html

PRABHAT SAMGIITA

“Mandrita manomohan mama, mu’rtta mamata’ tumi…” (PS 662)

Purport:

O’ Manomohan, O’ most attractive One of my mind, You are mine and Your voice is sweet and sonorous; O’ most Compassionate One, You are the embodiment of love and affection. Please be gracious and shower Your divine karuna on the afflicted person – on me. Please wash away all my accumulated sufferings as well as my bundle of samskaras. Baba, I have come to You and am taking shelter at Your lotus feet. Please be gracious.

O’ Baba, You are beyond maya – You are mayatiita; yet, You are also the Controller of maya – You are mayadhiish [1]. Baba, with Your infinite compassion, You are the destroyer of all dangers, threats, and terror. Fear itself is fearful of You. Baba, You are Kalus Ha’ri [2]; Baba, You are Manobiharii – You move joyously around the mind and make it blissful. Baba, You are Marmarainjan and Manasrainjan [3]; You dye my heart and mind in Your divine colour.

Baba, You are the object of my dhyana; You are the dearest One of my heart. Baba, You are the essence of all songs and melodies which are sung
and chanted. Baba, with Your divine sword You pulverise the vanity of the demons (deva’ri) [4]. Please remove my stagnancy and make me disciplined
for my all-round enlightenment: physical, psychic and spiritual. O’ merciful One, please pardon me by removing by samskaras. Please shower Your
divine grace and make my whole existence vibrated and blissful.

Baba, I am at Your shelter; I do sastaunga pranam to You infinite times…

NOTES TO PRABHAT SAMGIITA #622:

[1] Ma’ya’dhiish: In the above song Baba simultaneously both far beyond ma’ya’ (ma’ya’tiita) as well as totally involved in controlling ma’ya’– in
which case He is Ma’ya’dhiish. Here below Baba is making a contrast between jiivas who are ruled by ma’ya’ and Parama Purusa who lords over wa’ya’.
Baba says, “Jiiva’tman is under the influence of Prakrti, it is Ma’ya’dhiina or controlled by Ma’ya’, whereas Parama’tman, in whatever form He may manifest Himself is Ma’ya’dhiisha or Controller of Ma’ya’.” (Subhasita Samgraha – 1)

[2] Kalus’ha’rii: This is one of the names of Parama Purusa that reflects one of His infinite qualities. In this role as Kalusha’rii, He removes the darkness from the mind of the jiivas. That is why in 2nd stanza of our Guru Purja mantra it is said that He removes the stains of mind and bundle of samskaras. By His grace He removes all the cimmerian darkness.

Ajina’natimira’ndhasya jina’na’injana shala’kaya’.

Baba says, “You know that an eye ointment is applied with a stick (“Shala´ka´” means stick). Now, all the microcosms are parts of that Noumenal Entity, all are actually parts and particles of that Supreme Entity, but due to ignorance, due to the darkness of ignorance, they cannot see what is what and which is which. That is why they require the ointment of spiritual knowledge. Guru (with a stick) applies the ointment of spiritual knowledge to their eyes.” (Ananda Vacanamrtam – 3)

[3] Ma’nasrainjan: Baba has told us countless times and we all know that devotion is that unique ingredient which allows one to advance in the spiritual field. Without innate love for Parama Purusa one can never succeed. By Baba’s divine grace, in His role as Ma’nasrainjan, He is that Divine Entity who colours and saturates the mind of sadhakas in the fountain of devotion.

Baba says, “‘rainjana’, which means ‘the One who colours’ – that which colours the mind.” (Ananda Vacanamrtam – 1)

So He is that Cosmic Being who graciously showers devotional love into the heart and mind of the bhakta. And by such overwhelming Cosmic grace, the devotee becomes immersed in Supreme bliss and comes in the closest proximity with that Love Personified Entity: Parama Purusa.

[4] Deva’ri: (Deva literally means ‘god’; ari literally means ‘enemy’). So those anti-social beings who are enemies of the gods are known as demons.
That is the why the colloquial meaning of the term deva’ri is ‘demons’.

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From: “Keshava Bhai Patel”
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: Purodha Pramukha Just Mortal Human – Not Guru
Date: Wed, 07 Nov 2012 22:00:57

Baba

== PURODHA PRAMUKHA JUST MORTAL HUMAN – NOT GURU ==

~ PP DADA IS BOUND MY AVIDYA MAYA ~

Namaskar,
After the DMS held on 6th & 7th October in Ahmedabad, on 8th October Purodha Pramukha reached Himmatnagar to visit an Ananda Marga school. Upon his arrival, various lady ma’rgiis were doing a’rati (ceremonial reception) per the Hindu system with diipam and flowers in front of PP dada Vishvadevananda. And PP dada was standing there with folded hands accepting the a’rati in his honour, as if he is the guru. So PP dada was honoured as dogmatic religious institutions do for welcoming a sadhu maharaj or guru. So Purodha Pramukha was essentially being treated as the guru, and PP Dada accepted it.

As you will read down below, this is all part of Rudranandji’s grand plan to lay claim to more and more power. If the margiis revere PP Dada as a guru by receiving him with a’rati, then certainly margiis will abide by each and every order given. That is the motivating factor.

And verily this is coming into form. As just last month (October 2012), Purodha Pramukha was received with a’rati by margii didis in Himmatnagar. Some of the many present who witnessed this were: Dr. Chunibhai Patel (BP of Himmatnagar), Dwarakajii (BP of Ahmedabad), Manojkumar (Himmatnagar), Suresh Lagate (originally Marathi, but settled in Ahmedabad), and many Wt Dadas and Didis.

This is the new dogma taking shape: In various places where Purodha Pramukha Vishvadevananda visits, new and naive margiis are encouraged to do a’rati to PP dada. And Purodha Pramukha dada acts as if he is worthy, or as if this is the Ananda Marga system. But we know, a’rati is only done for guru or God. No one else. Yet now we see that PP dada is accepting a’rati.

(For those not familiar with the Hindu tradition of a’rati – or ceremonial reception for the Lord or guru – see the link for the youtube video in note 1 at the bottom of this email.)

This dogma got started because new people saw PP dada sitting on the dais, not singing bhajans but rather accepting them as his own glories. So in this next phase they started doing a’rati. That is how this dogma of PP being the guru has expanded.

Until we oppose this, it will continue – and grow. Such is the danger.

HINDU SYSTEM OF TRANSFERRING GURU-SHIP

Some of the dogmas of Hinduism have been dragged and dumped into Ananda Marga. As we know, the general Hindu tradition is that when a guru dies then a new guru takes the place of the old guru and he becomes the leader of the sect. That means, as a guru he will initiate new people and all followers will be his disciples. They will treat him as the guru. And the new guru will get the same importance as the previous guru who died. The new guru will have full control and undisputed authority.

IN ANANDA MARGA, NO ONE ELSE BECOMES THE GURU

But our Ananda Marga is not based on Hindu dogma – our system is different.

3-9 Brahmaeva gururekah náparah
Cosmic Consciousness is the Guru – none else.

Thus, whether Lord Shrii Shrii Anandamurtiji remains in physical form or not – He is the Guru. He is guiding all the time, every moment. Baba is Sadguru: He remains with every disciple, all the time, and guides them. No disciple is left alone. That is the quality of characteristic of Sadguru.

That is why still today, when an acarya initiates anyone, that acarya is not the guru of that new initiate. The Guru is Shrii Shrii Anandamurtiji. That is the unique, tantric system. It is unlike Hindu dogma.

RUDRANANDJI’S STRATEGY +

PP DADA’S MISGUIDED WAYS CONFUSED SOME MARGIIS

Now, unfortunately, a strange metamorphosis is taking place. PP Vishvadevananda is being revered as a guru. How did this happen?

First of all, this has been Rudrananda’s long-standing strategy: Make PP dada revered as a god and gain more authoritative power for himself. To this end, Rudranandji has worked hard to implement the ceremonial reception with a’rati for PP dada at regional DMS functions. He wants margiis to become habituated to this. In each and every unit and bhukti, margiis should have it set-up ahead of time to receive Purodha Pramukha with a’rati. So it is Dada Rudrananda who has initiated this dogma. Some say PP dada willingly accepted it because it gave him ego satisfaction; others say PP Dada felt pressured to acquiesce to Dada Rudrananda’s demand. Whatever may be, the dogma of receiving PP dada with a’rati is currently in vogue.

A secondary cause is this: As PP Vishvadevananda does not raise the “Jai” slogan for Baba at DMS, some newly initiated margiis think that he is the new guru, as in the Hindu system. They think that just as the current head of any Hindu ashram is the guru, then in the same way PP Dada is also the guru of Ananda Marga. By seeing the way Purodha Pramukha behaves on the dais, new people think that PP dada is the guru. That also contributes to the confusion.

PURODHA PRAMUKHA HIMSELF BOUND BY AVIDYA MAYA

Why does PP dada not oppose this?

Well, as stated above, he is basically following Dada Rudrananda’s mandate. Plus we have to remember that PP dada is an ordinary human being bound by avidya maya, and the astapashas (8 bondages) and sadripus (6 enemies). PP dada likes having prestige. So he is ok with being revered as the guru even though he knows it is sinful to do this drama. Because when someone treats him as the guru, then his ego is satisfied.

Why then are Rudrananda and others injecting this? Because, as stated above, it is their plan; this is exactly what they want. They get their power from PP dada. It is a direct relationship. The more PP dada is revered the more Rudrananda & Co are revered. And if PP dada is not held in high regard, then the level of their own respect will also be lower.

It is just like how religious priests plot their course. They give all orders in the name of God. They tell: “This is not me saying this – I am not speaking – this is God’s command – and if you do not follow, then you will face the consequences.” Such priests use the power of God to get their followers to abide by their orders.

Similarly, Rudranandji says that, “Baba has told how PP Dada should be treated – by following Baba’s edict we can please Him – Baba was PP and now He has bestowed that power unto PP Dada – so we should all pay heed and follow Baba by giving maximum regard to PP Dada.” This is Rudranandji’s method. And his underlying motivation is that if this a’rati dogma is implemented and PP is honoured up to the sky, then all other orders he gives will also be followed. That is Rudranandji’s chief aim.

By invoking the name of God, those priests garner more power and respect from their followers. It is a direct relationship. Same is the case with PP dada and those group leaders. By citing Baba and putting PP dada up on a pedestal, the ruling group leaders gain more power over the margins.

We should also keep this fact in mind: As many may know, PP dada Vishvadevananda is basically a stooge. So in true sense all power gets routed to Rudrananda etc.

AGAINST THE SANCTITY OF GURU-DISCIPLE RELATION:

THIS MUST NOT BE TOLERATED

This type of dogma is antithetical to the Guru-disciple relation. Spirituality will be just a dream if one is always busy in highlighting oneself and boosting one’s ego. In that case the mind will be barren like the dry desert. When PP dada is following in the footsteps of those dogmatic Hindu gurus and feels satiated by the prestige, then that is disgraceful. It is opening the door of his spiritual demise. By his own behaviour he is misleading countless people by encouraging them to believe that he is their guru, and Shrii Shrii Anandamurtiji is their Guru’s guru.

If we ignore all this and keep quiet then our children and grandchildren will not understand what the real Ananda Marga is. They will see all the dogma going on in AMPS and mistake that as being the real dharma of Ananda Marga. They will not know that it is all dogma. We should never let such a scene come to pass.

This dogma of doing a’rati to PP Vishvadevananda and treating him as the guru must be stopped – now.

Namaskar,
Keshava Bhai Patel

Note 1: DOGMATIC HINDU STYLE OF A’RATI

Here below is a description of a’rati from Wikipedia:

Aarti is generally performed one to five times daily, and usually at the end of a puja (in South India) or bhajan session (in North India). It is performed during almost all Hindu ceremonies and occasions. It involves the circulating of an ‘Aarti plate’ or ‘Aarti lamp’ around a deity and is generally accompanied by the singing of songs in praise of that deva. In doing so, the plate or lamp is supposed to acquire the power of the deity. The priest circulates the plate or lamp to all those present. They cup their down-turned hands over the flame and then raise their palms to their forehead – the purificatory blessing, passed from the deva’s image to the flame, has now been passed to the devotee.

The aarti plate is generally made of metal, usually silver, bronze or copper. On it must repose a lamp made of kneaded flour, mud or metal, filled with oil or ghee. One or more cotton wicks (always an odd number) are put into the oil and then lighted, or camphor is burnt instead. The plate may also contain flowers, incense and akshata. In some temples, a plate is not used and the priest holds the ghee lamp in his hand when offering it to the Deities.

The purpose of performing aarti is the waving of lighted wicks before the deities in a spirit of humility and gratitude, wherein faithful followers become immersed in God’s divine form. It symbolises the five elements: 1) ether (akash), 2) wind (vayu), 3) fire (agni), 4) water (jal), and 5) earth (pruthvi). Communal Aarti is performed in the mandir; however, devotees also perform it in their homes.

When aarti is performed, the performer faces the deity of God (or divine element, e.g. Ganges river) and concentrates on the form of God by looking into the eyes of the deity (it is said that eyes are the windows to the soul) to get immersed. The flame of the aarti illuminates the various parts of the deity so that the performer and onlookers may better see and concentrate on the form. Aarti is waved in circular fashion, in clockwise manner around the deity. After every circle (or second or third circle), when Aarti has reached the bottom (6-8 o’ clock position), the performer waves it backwards while remaining in the bottom (4-6 o’ clock position) and then continues waving it in clockwise fashion. The idea here is that aarti represents our daily activities, which revolves around God, a center of our life. Looking at God while performing aarti reminds the performer (and the attendees of the aarti) to keep God at the center of all activities and reinforces the understanding that routine worldly activities are secondary in importance. This understanding would give the believers strength to withstand the unexpected grief and keeps them humble and remindful of God during happy moments.

Note 2: VIDEO FOR YOU TO SEE

When watching this below video, please bear in mind that just as those dogmatic followers are honouring and worshiping the Hindu deity, at the recent reception in Himmatnagar, the lady margiis were honouring and worshiping Purodha Pramukha in the same manner. PP Dada who was the focal point. PP Dada was the one in the centre, and all the ladies were dancing and swaying around him. Those ladies were serenading PP dada with their heart-felt longing and lit candles. They were doing a’rati to him – considering PP as the Revered One. So if you exchange the Hindu deity in the video for PP Dada, then you will get a sense of what transpired recently in Himmatnagar.

PRABHAT SAMGIITA

“Saba’r tare a’sa’ a’ma’r saba’ri bhare a’mi nob…” (PS 5000)

Purport:

Parama Purusa has sent me here to serve everyone. By His grace I will carry the burdens of one and all. I will solve the problems of one and all. will go on remaining very close with everyone to help them. Nobody is other, everyone is mine. Everyone’s home is my home. I will spread my and affection to one and all. Everyone is mine; no one is alien. Parama Purusa has sent me here to serve one and all…

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To: am-global@earthlink.net
From: “Nalini Gupta”
Subject: History: Story How Shraddhananda Dada Was Chosen as PP
Date: Fri, 02 Nov 2012 22:51:49 -0400

Baba

== HISTORY: STORY HOW SHRADDHANANDA DADA WAS CHOSEN TO BE PP ==

Namaskar,
Here is an important history of our Ananda Marga and is critically related with the situation in which we now find ourselves, as well as the post 1990 history of Ananda Marga.

A HILARIOUS OLD MYTHOLOGICAL STORY

Here is one old mythological story which provides one glimpse as to how the face of our Ananda Marga changed since 1990. Please read the following.

Long ago in one kingdom there was one King who was extremely unhappy with his eldest daughter. She did not obey him plus she was constantly arguing and creating problems in general. Hence the King was furious with her. So to teach her a lesson the King came up with one plan. He decided that as he himself was responsible for arranging his daughter’s marriage, then he would select the most foolish person in the kingdom to be her husband. By this way she might realise her past mistakes and arrogant ways.

With this in mind, the King promptly sent out all sorts of volunteers, horsemen, & scouts to search out the most foolish person in the land. Quickly then reports were coming in from all the ten directions. And every day the King was hearing the news from his ministers about who could be the “perfect match” for his daughter– i.e. who was that most foolish person.

But thus far no one could satisfy the King’s demand. So the King called for the search to go on until the proper candidate was found.

In that setting, in depths of one forgotten jungle, 2 expert scouts from the King’s army came across one remarkable scene; indeed they were shocked to see what was going on. There they found that one very simple, illiterate villager was high up in a tree, standing on a branch that was around 40 feet above the ground. And this fellow had one big saw in his hand and step by step he was vigorously cutting the branch. But that was not all because as this fellow engaged in his cutting, he had placed himself on the wrong side of the limb– the part that was to be cut from the tree. That’s why the scouts were watching this scene with great interest. Because by now the branch was more than 50% cut and still the foolish fellow was standing on the wrong side. Means this simple villager had foolishly perched himself on the side of the branch that, with just a few more strokes of the saw, would come violently crashing down to the ground.

Without wasting any more time, the two scouts gave a quick look of confirmation to one another and then the senior scout immediately called out to the tribesman high up on the branch. And the scout gestured for him to stop his work and come down from the tree.

Then the scout told him that, ‘Congratulations, you are a prime candidate for becoming a royal relation’. And feeling quite satisfied that indeed they had found the most foolish person in the kingdom, the scouts quickly embarked on the long journey to bring their chosen person back to the King’s palace by horseback.

A HILARIOUS OLD MYTHOLOGICAL STORY (CONTINUED)

Up to that point the King had already been presented with the tales of many a foolish person, but he had rejected all. None were foolish enough. So when the King heard that his two expert scouts had returned from the depths of the jungle with one very qualified candidate, then he was very anxious to hear the story that what this person was doing. So he told his
ministers to have the scouts come immediately to his court.

Then in slow, deliberate language the senior scout recounted the entire scene to King. How the unsuspecting villager was very high up in the tree– and cutting the branch with a big saw– and 40 forty feet off the ground– and completely oblivious that he was on the wrong side– and the branch was bending– and still the foolish fellow was fully involved in cutting– and
the branch going to fall– and cutting was going on more and more– and still he was completely unaware of what was going to happen– and forty feet above the ground– the branch was making creaking noises– and he was standing on the side that about to fall– and…

The king listened in amazement & near disbelief that how foolish this person was. And even before the scout had finished the story, with tears of joy and laughter in his eyes the king exuberantly cried out, ‘Yes, indeed this is our man; he is the most foolish person in the kingdom. He will serve my purpose. He will be the one to marry my daughter’.

ALL RELATED WITH OUR MARGA

So this is one mythological story yet it is quite applicable to one certain event in our Marga. Because in a similar fashion, those days in 1990 Sarvatmanandji wanted to give some very significant post to a similarly simple person whom he could easily control, and thereby exercise the authority of that post. By this way Sarvatmanandaji thought that ‘I, Sarvatmananda, will be able to execute the full authority. So it needs that I should find some extremely simple person who will abide by my every order – regardless of what I want to do’.

SARVATMANANDAJI’S GRAND SEARCH

In that mood, Sarvatmanandji began his grand search to find that most simple person. To that end, he was inquiring all around to find the proper person – checking behind every corner and underneath each rock to find the right candidate.

Then some workers came to Sarvatmanandji and told that this was a very easy request to manage. Because “right here in our compound there is such a very simple person whom you are searching”.

They furthermore told, “And not only is he super simple, but he is from a Hindi speaking area – which is good for your overall strategy.”

In that fateful moment, Dada Shraddhananda was selected as PP Dada in October 1990.

The first thing Dada Sarvatmananda told Shraddhanandji was, “For the sake of the organisation, you must support me in all that I do.”

PP Dada’s reply was, “Yes, I will.” Sarvatmanandji knew then that he had his man.

And indeed, PP did not disappoint. PP Dada gave his stamp of approval on all that Sarvatmanandji did: Inclusion of so-called mahaprayan into Caryacarya, expulsion as a weapon, destruction of margii rights – everything. Whatever Sarvatmananda wanted to do, PP Dada gave his ok.

So in all the ways, Sarvatmanandji’s choice of PP was 100% perfect for what he wanted to do. There was only one thing that Sarvatmanandji failed to understand. He lacked the foresight to know that this same PP will obediently follow any other master as well. That was the folly of Sarvatmanandji.

Just as a dog is obedient to one particular master, but if that master is changed then the dog will be most faithful to the next master. That is not the fault of the dog for doing like this, but rather the short-sightedness of the first master for not realising that this was going to happen.

So here Shraddhanandji should not be blamed.

Namaskar,
Nalini Dasgupta

PRABHAT SAMGIITA

“Toma’r katha’i bha’vite bha’vite, din cale ja’y kato na’…” (PS 2264)

Purport:

Baba, my days are passing thinking only about Your stories and tales. By Your grace my time is spent involved in kiirtan, asana, sadhana, svadhyaya,
and ideating on You. All day long Your divine image is floating in my mental plate– in my Guru cakra. Even then, when I sit in meditation then You do not come in my heart. It makes me think I do not have any sadhana and that is why You are not coming to me. For this reason I feel that the intensity of my sadhana is not proper. Otherwise when I sit in dhyana, You would bless me by coming.

Baba, by Your grace I feel in my heart that You love me; I can sense that You understand my painful and melancholic longing for You. By Your divine compassion I also know that You keep my ‘I-feeling’ and memories with You. Baba, I understand that You are always thinking about me and watching for my welfare. In spite of all this, Your love and my love could not merge. These two things could not become one. Baba, You have not come so I could not hold You and I could not get You very close. That is why there is an aching pain lingering in my heart.

Baba, please mold me according to Your liking so that I can realise You more deeply, more intimately. Baba, by Your grace I love You and You love me, so do with me as You wish– according to Your desire. Baba, please give me the realisation that there is no one other than You in this vast universe. Sometimes I think my worldly friends are my true saviours and that they are going to help me in my hour of need– up to eternity. Sometimes I think like this. O’ divine One, please shower me in Your grace compassion so I can realise in the core of my heart that only You are my eternal shelter. [1]

Baba, please come in my heart…

END NOTES FOR PRABHAT SAMGIITA #2264:

[1] “Tumi cha’r’a na’i jagate kehai…”: In this last line of the above Prabhat Samgiita the devotee wants the divine realisation that only Parama Purusa is the eternal shelter. This same type of idea has been expressed in Baba’s below teaching.

Baba says, “Because of His grace, they will get energy or strength from Him, and with that strength they will move forward. Without His grace, no one can move even a single step forward. And for this people should always remember that by their own efforts they do not make any progress, rather it is due to the wish of Parama Purus´a that they make any progress at all. It is the duty of Parama Purus´a to help them to move forward. This 100% reliance on Parama Purus´a is called ‘prapatti’ in the scriptures. Sadhakas should always maintain the spirit of ‘prapatti’…’Whatever takes place in the universe and whatever qualities I possess is all due to His grace. He is the Lord of everything; He is the machine-man, and I am simply a machine’.” (Subhasita Samgraha – 18)

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Date: Wed 01 Feb 2012 22:06:36 -0000
From: “Liiladhar Karn”
To: AM-GLOBAL
Subject: Key of Unity

Baba

“Toma’r bha’laba’sa’ bu’jhe nijeke khunje peyechi…” (P.S. 4504)

Purport:

Baba You are so gracious. By enabling me to understand Your love I could search for my true self. Earlier I was confused about who I am and I was always feeling sad and pessimistic about my future. But now, by Your grace, in my heart I feel Your love– I feel that I am under Your shelter at Your lotus feet. Baba, now, by Your grace, I understand where I am; my life has become meaningful.

Baba, You are the polestar of my life. By Your arrival, my whole existence is just moving towards You. It is so blissful. Baba, when I get fatigued & tired by involving in the work, and when negative thoughts ruin my peace and tranquility, and when the clouds of hopelessness come– in that dark hour I take shelter in Your divine love.

Baba, my mental sky, my air, my breath, my entire existence, my everything is dancing according to Your sweet melody. My hopes get fulfilled by Your samvit (force of awakening). From the divine land, one unknown angel is beckoning me; O’ my dearmost Parama Purusa, You are that very apsera’ (angel). I have understood this truth in my meditation by Your grace.

Baba, by Your grace, I am completely ensconced in Your love and now I understand that I am completely sheltered in Your lap…

== KEY OF UNITY ==

Namaskar,
By looking around it is clear that this is the transitional period– a time of serious change and struggle in our Marga society. And for all of us– Margiis and many Wts– it is not easy to decide what to do and what not to do. Because nowadays various Wt groups & sub-groups are raising their ugly head: Declaring new PP’s, making claims to power, putting forth their groupist plan etc. And in response some confused margiis/Wts are thinking that they will work independently outside the organisational structure etc, etc. So in various ways groupism and the rush for power are creating a multi-fold, ripple effect.

The answer of course is singular: Creating unity. That is the distinct challenge we face now. That is what we must achieve.

SIMILAR TO A TIME IN THE PAST

But what we may or may not realise is that this condition is similar to the post-Mahabharata period when all kinds of internal disputes and infighting was going on. And in the end they could hardly do anything concrete for serving humanity. Rather the Yadava dynasty destroyed itself after Lord Krsna left the planet.

UNITY IS THE KEY WORD

As we all know, without unity and the development of one human society, nothing will be achieved. At least we can learn from those capitalists & how they have bonded together– albeit superficially–to fulfill their negative agenda.

On the other side of the spectrum in a positive spirit Baba has given that our social movement based on coordinated cooperation and that we should unite. So all around unity is needed to progress.

So now samghe shakti, unity is needed. And the best way is to follow Baba.

Following Baba, means forming unity; whereas groupism is the opposite. And of course the Marga which is unified will have more strength & vigour.

Baba says, “Human unity is purely an ideological unity, which means unity in the psychic sphere. Where there is psychic unity, physical unity will also occur. In the realm of unity, unity is always psychic – ideological unity means unity in the subtlest level of the mind. However, psychic or ideological unity may be affected if we encourage the exploitation of one group by another. So to avoid this there should not be any scope for exploitation [groupism] in society.” (‘Talks on Prout’)

THEN AND NOW

Now because of inner clash we have crippled ourselves such that even the wicked exploiters in society are not feeling threatened by us. Earlier, in those pre-1990 days, they were thinking that AM is one fireball and negative persons were very fearful about us. But not now; now they think that AM is doomed to destroy itself. All due to our present-day disintegration because of groupism. And such disintegration leads to more disintegration, splintering and division. That is why the exploiters in the mainline society are not worried about us any longer.

And regarding the point of disintegration, by seeing the history it is clear that this has happened to so many organisations and religions in the past– where they become one with the dust. This is one negative phase going on. So in our Marga this is the transitional period.

Because all around there is confusion, attachment, and misinformation. Right & wrong news and so many things are floating around; it is hard to know what is correct and what is incorrect. In this condition some people are feeling angry, depressed, frustrated & confused.

And again, the answer lies in unity by adhering to His ideological principles.

BABA STORY: A SIMILAR THING DURING THE 70’S

BABA’S GRAND ADVICE

Similar was the case in the past in the 1970’s when Baba went to jail. That time the conditions were also chaotic. Our Marga was in a complete dilemma about what to do and what not to do.

And then Baba graciously gave margiis the opportunity to visit Him and He guided us about how to proceed. The story goes like this:

When Baba was in jail, in Patna. Then one margii went to see Baba inside the jail. And Baba asked, ‘How is it going on?’

The simple margii replied innocently, ‘Baba, there is so much negative propaganda. Nobody is listening these days to our call. So pracar is not going on. It is very difficult.’

Then Baba smiled and told the margii, ‘Your only duty is to be strict in 16 Points. As much as you will be strict in 16 points, then you will get direct guideline and inner inspiration and strength to move ahead from Parama Purusa. If you are loose or lax in 16 points, then you will lose the inspiration to do pracar. even you will lose the inspiration to do anything, any type of social service. And you may even decide to leave AM.’

Baba continued, ‘So the best thing is to be strict in 16 points. And do not think or allow any negativity to enter in your mind. Thinking about negative things, mind will only be more depressed. The duty of sadhakas is to keep the eyes fixed on the goal. The goal is Parama Purusa.’

So in this way Baba has steered everyone’s vision toward the path of dharma–
toward the ultimate Goal. Indeed that is the way to remain unified.

HOW TO OVERCOME ONE’S DILEMMA OR CONFUSION

SIXTEEN POINTS BRINGS FORCE INTO THE MIND

Usually when there is a dilemma (dhvidha) or confusion (dhvandva) about what to do and what not to do, initially people get flustered and frustrated. And most of the time what they do goes in the wrong way.

Because the general tendency of the human mind is to run toward the external objects or crude ideas such as money, name & fame, or power etc. This is the natural temptation, because human beings have crossed thousands and thousands of animal lives in which they were only dominated by basic propensities– animal instincts. So those natural values are animalistic type whereas higher values, in which case veracity and dharmic teachings usually do not reflect in the mind until the mental plate is cleaned. So only when Sixteen Points is practiced more and more, only then does dharma get strengthened and the mind becomes more pinnacled and pointed. Whatever human beings do in that condition is very meaningful and valuable– or at the very least they will not harm anyone. Whereas if one is not following dharma then they will not only harm others but themselves also. So following Sixteen Points means following dharma and by that way all around benefit happens.

FOCUS ON PARAMA PURUSA

AND BE FIRM ON SIXTEEN POINTS

Also in Namah Shivaya Shantaya, Baba guides us that our eyes should be fixed on Parama Purusa. Inviting unnecessary thoughts and filling the mind in that manner is very detrimental. If anyone fails to keep their eyes on the Polestar, then on a dark night that person will certainly lose the path. So the eyes should be fixed on the Goal. And that goal is Parama Purusa– none else.

BABA says: “Now to materialize any principle or ideology, one requires firmness, especially those who provide leadership to society, those who are the pioneers, the vanguard of a new movement. “We must keep the goal fixed before us, and keep moving towards the goal. We shall never deviate from our goal, whatever the obstacles or hindrances in the way. Once we start moving, we shall never stop or look back.” (NSS, p.16)

So Parama Purusa is our Goal. And the only way to keep the eyes fixed on the Goal is by following 16 Points. That is the path of our forward movement. And that is way Baba directs us that we should proceed.

Baba says, “Be firm on sixteen points. Unite all the righteous forces. All the tall talks of the evil forces will be silenced.” (Ananda Vanii #44)

So in this organisational crisis and transitional period which we are facing today, our duty is to keep unity by being more and more strict in 16 points. By that way, inner strength will develop. And according to His desire, Baba will guide us how to carry out His mission. Means Baba will make us the medium to execute His work. To materialize His desire and achieve the Goal.

PAUSE BRINGS SPEED IN THE FUTURE

OPTIMISM IS LIFE

So when our organisation is struggling and stuck during a period of pause, then we should see the situation more again carefully and grab hold of Baba’s teachings.

Baba says, “Pause means the gathering of momentum for speed in the subsequent phase. If one closely watches the effect of speed on a particular community or the entire humanity, one sees that generally people eulogize the period of speed. However we cannot afford to ignore the state of pause, because by judging what the previous state of pause was like, we can discern the speed of the next phase.” (PNS-7, p.67)

So this pause period does not mean frustration for one and all. Rather big training is going on and society is preparing to move forward in the proper direction.

Baba says, “There are some people who are pessimistic. They say that the society around us is very bleak, that it has no expression of vitality and that is seems that everyone is in deep slumber. Pessimists say this because they have never made any detailed study of human history, nor do they care to. Had they done so, they would certainly be optimistic, because if they had looked carefully at the symptoms of pause, they would have realise that significant preparations were being made for the subsequent phase of speed. So under no circumstances should human beings be pessimistic. That is why I am always an incorrigible optimist, because I know that optimism is life.” (PNS-7, p.67)

BABA’S BLESSING

And about creating unity after such transitional periods Baba guides us in the following way:

Baba says, “In the present day also, you can see for yourself how the social movement is grinding to a halt. When social progress loses its velocity it is called ‘yugasandhi’ (transitional period) in Sam’skrta. You have all been born in such a transitional period and have assembled here today. In the future, the honest and virtuous people of the society will respond to Your call and will unite. The same polarization is taking place now as occurred in the past: the honest people are with you and will remain with you; the dishonest people will oppose you now and will continue their efforts to block your progress in future. Whenever there is a war between dharma and adharma, you are sure to be victorious. You are not alone– dharma is with you, the benevolent intellect is with you, and I am also with you.” (AV-7, p.63)

Namaskar,
Liiladhar

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Date: 12 Jan 2012 07:38:42 -0000
From: “Pramod Dev”
To: AM-GLOBAL
Subject: Prevalent Myths in Ananda Marga

Baba

“Tandra’ yadi a’se he prabhu bheunge dio…” (PS 2497)

Purport:

O’ my Prabhu, O’ Baba, please grace me so that I can better serve You. If tandra’*, if drowsiness ever overcomes my being then please destroy that. And if vanity ever enters into my mind, then please pulverise that into the dust and keep me in Your shelter. Baba, please grace me so that I can follow You.

O’ my dearmost, if I ever forget You and move along the sinful path, then with a thunderous voice please guide and discipline me and bring me back under Your shelter.

Baba, by Your grace I have come onto this earth– You have brought me here– to do Your work, to serve You by doing mantra japa, kiirtan, sadhana, and dhyana. Baba, by Your grace I have come here to move on the pathway which You have shown me. Baba, please saturate my mind with this divine truth: That I have come here to remain involved with You– to revolve around You. Baba, You are the be-all and end-all of my life.

Baba, please be ever-gracious so that I can remain under Your shelter permanently, forever and ever…

NOTES FOR PRABHAT SAMGIITA #2497:

[1] Tandra: (Literally meaning ‘drowsiness’) In the above Prabhat Samgiita, Baba gives the feeling that tandra does not mean physical weariness but rather drowsiness in the spiritual realm, i.e. when people remain oblivious of the spiritual world. When they think that sadhana is for the future only. In that way their life just passes while involving only in various mundane thoughts and preoccupation. By this way the mind gradually gets crudified. This state of remaining oblivious to one’s spiritual life is known as tandra, or drowsiness in the spiritual sense.

As we know Prabhat Samgiita is something divine– not mundane. For this reason we can understand when the term tandra’ is used in this song it refers to the spiritual realm. We should see Prabhat Samgiita in higher aspects.

Baba has furthermore told that one can only properly understand Prabhat Samgiita when mind is at the trikuti (ajina cakra) or above. Otherwise one cannot understand the meaning.

Sometimes in Prabhat Samgiita Baba uses terms related with mundane things; but this is done as an allegory only. The inner sense is something deeper. So on the mundane level tandra’ means physical drowsiness but in this song is refers to spiritual drowsiness.

Finally, in this materialistic era, people are more involved in their crude material gain than their spiritual growth and development. What to say about common human beings, this is quite common the case in our own vast AM family as well, including myself.

Here are Baba’s furthermore comments on tandra’ and spiritual drowsiness and lethargy.

Baba says, “Every human being, from the age of fourteen or fifteen, has an innate desire to ideate on Parama Purus’a. With cosmic ideation one will attain vast expansion of mind, one will become great in all respects. No one can check the all-round growth of such a person. People realise this and yet ignore it and thus waste their time getting old for nothing. That is, they waste their time in non-spiritual pursuits. This is called ‘spiritual lethargy’. It causes the greatest harm to human life because it results in only a very small percentage of the human potentiality – maybe one or two percent – being utilised by humans. Even those who we call great personalities hardly use ten percent of their potentialities. Due to spiritual lethargy people are unable to grow, and thus remain very ordinary. They come to the world, live, decay and die as ordinary human beings.” (AV-8, ‘Bad Habits Which Should Be Given Up’)

And here Baba explains about tandra’ and the six defects:

Nidra’ tandra’ bhayam’ krodha a’lasyam’ diirghasu’trata’;
S’ad’ados’a’h purus’en’eha ha’ntavya’h bhu’timicchata’.

Baba says, “Those who want to prosper in life must destroy these six defects in themselves: nidra’ [sleep], tandra’ [drowsiness], a’lasya [lethargy], bhaya [fear], krodha [anger], and diirghasu’trata’ [procrastination].” (AV-31, ‘Sleep & Inertia’)

== PREVALENT MYTHS IN ANANDA MARGA ==

Namaskar,
The following are some common myths propagated these days in our Marga. Bear in mind that in certain areas, some of these myths are more (or less) prevalent. Where such myths are not yet common, some interest groups are working hard to infuse them.

Hence, either the following are happening in your unit or they will be happening soon if precautionary measures are not taken.

Here then are the prevailing myths:

1. One must do caran sparsha mudra / touching the feet of a Wt even if you do not have respect for that worker.

2. Those in saffron cloth are venerable – period. There is no need to consider their merits or demerits.

3. Importance is given to the post – do not care about a worker’s conduct.

4. Baba has gone far away to some unknown place “Divya Dhama” – divine place.

5. Purodhas with vishesh yoga and of higher post are spiritually elevated. They are above all conduct rules so do not compare or judge them by whether they follow certain rules or not. They are far above this level.

6. The conduct rules are for junior Wts and margiis only – not for those with higher post.

7. In AMPS, the key people are Wts; margiis are 2nd class citizens. That is why margiis cannot be Purodhas.

8. Male Wts are first class and female workers are second class.

9. To get Baba’s blessing one must visit Kolkata, Jamalpur, Ananda Nagar, Ranchi, Delhi, Mumbai, Diigha, Vishnupur, Allahabad, Bhagalpur, Ananda Shiila and so many places where Baba stayed (i.e. where there is a Baba Quarters) & asthi kalash (holy ashes). For moksa must go to Kolkata or Jamalpur – only.

10. Margiis and junior Wts must salute those holding higher posts.

11. At ETC (Eraws Training Camp), WRC (VSS camp), the controlling Wts are kings and the attendees are slaves. Similarly in Wt Training Centre, the trainer and in-charges are kings and the trainees are slaves.

12. In our WT cadre, the central workers have the automatic right to be “haves”, i.e. live in the lap of luxury, while common workers are forced to live hand to mouth, as the “have-nots”. The “haves” have 500 times more than the “have-nots”. This is the dharmic way – one must not think there is anything wrong. This is approved by dharma.

13. In our Wt cadre, all those who are “haves” deserve more respect. Any Wt with money should be respected. Poor wts are worthless.

14. If anyone does silent action to a Wt who is nearby, then that person observing silent action will be beaten up and punished – deservedly so.

15. It is both normal & dharmic to observe an annual shraddha to commemorate a respected deceased person on the anniversary of their death. Just as Mahaprayan Divas (MPD) is done annually, this is also done.

16. Baba was Purodha Pramukha and He has given His seat to the PP Dada. So PP Dada can give boons and blessings. Those who visit must do sastuanga pranam to PP Dada. That is the aura.

17. Newlyweds must pay to get PP Dada’s marriage blessing in order to have successful marriage.

18. Baba is ruling organisation through PP Dada so blindly follow.

Note: You can read more about all these issues on our blogs:

http://www.am-global-01.blogspot.com/

https://anandamargaforum.wordpress.com/

Please also share if you have more to add to the above list.

Namaskar,
Pramod

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Secret Behind…

Everybody knows that devotion is the highest thing in human life. And Baba’s below teaching discloses the reason why our most devotional scripture has been composed in the genre of poetry: Because poetry is easy to memorise. For this reason Baba has composed our devotional scripture – i.e. Prabhat Samgiita – in poetic verse.

Baba says, “When anyone says something, the eyes are engaged in seeing, the
ears in hearing, and the mind dances in rhythm. In the absence of rhythm it is difficult to memorize. That is why since ancient times, for 15,000 years, the common practice has been to bring every valuable branch of knowledge within the scope of rhythm. Human beings do not easily forget rhythm. One may forget the contents of knowledge, but not the rhythm. That is why all Vedic Rks were composed in 7 meters. All literary compositions were brought within the gamut of the seven Vedic metres…as they are valuable for the memory.” (APH-5, p.353)
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From: “Mahendra Deva”
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: Unique Comparison
Date: Fri, 30 Dec 2011 10:12:34 +0000

Baba

“Tumi ekat’u ka’che eso, a’r ekat’ukha’ni heso…” (PS 1909)

Purport:

Baba, please grace me by coming a little more close, and please smile a little softly. Baba, by Your grace, my penance to get You will remove the cimmerian darkness of my mind. That I know. And please shower Your sweet and charming smile like a full moon.

I know this cimmerian darkness of my mind is not eternal. So much mental blackness and stains, hundreds of times comes and goes from my mind. Yet this deep, all around pitch darkness, pervading everywhere, will leave while keeping its head low in defeat. Baba, You love the divine effulgence– not the darkness.

By Your grace, I will not accept defeat at any cost. I will remain holding only Your lotus feet. Whatever people may say, whatever may happen, I will remain pure and blemishless, by Your grace. Baba, You are my beginning and my end– You are my Goal.

Baba, please come close and grace me by Your divine love…

== UNIQUE COMPARISON ==

Namaskar,
Most are aware of the recent death of North Korean leader Kim Jung IL and most know that his son Kim Jung Un has been coronated and declared the new “supreme leader”.

This posting contrasts the reign of power in North Korea with some of the trends found in our Marga since 1990.

HOW COMMUNIST LEADERS OPERATE

As we know, both capitalism and communism are materialistic philosophies with one chief difference being that in communism individuals do not have personal property. There is no private ownership. Everything is owned, i.e. hoarded, by the state.

Furthermore, communism is purely atheistic with absolutely no acknowledgement of God; there is only matter. Those at the helm are completely focused on material wealth – nothing more. Because it is matter-centered, not God-centered. For them, matter is the be-all and end-all of life.

For this reason, communist leaders hold onto their top posts for as long as they survive on this earth. As individuals they do not own anything, so to enjoy all the glory, plunder and wealth, they keep their position with the state till the very end of their life. Time and again decrepit communist leaders die sitting in the top chair and ensure their progeny inherit their position.

THE SITUATION IN KOREA

In North Korea, the current family has been ruling for three generations. Kim-II Sung, the grandfather of this current lineage, ruled from 1948 to 1994. Upon his death all power was seamlessly transferred to his son, Kim Jung II, who ruled from 1994 to 2011.

This past week saw the death of Kim Jung II and once again the power as been passed from father to son. Kim Jung Un, the third ruler in this legacy, has since taken over the reins and been declared the “supreme ruler”. In this way this family dynasty has exploited the society and kept the power in their own hands.

Their basic approach is to hold onto the power right up until the time of the death, so they can keep their position and enjoy all the spoils, luxuries, wealth and prestige – all the while grooming their chosen son to be next-in-line for the crown. This way they can pass their wealth and privilege to the next generation.

Similar things we have seen going on in communist Cuba.

APPLYING THIS TO ANANDA MARGA

As 2011 winds down, we should be completely frank and analyse our own house.

Since 1990 so many things have happened, and now, 21 years later, we should take definitive steps to right those wrongs. To achieve that, both awareness and honesty are needed.

In theory as well as in practice, many dedicated workers in our Marga feel in their heart that Parama Purusa is everything. They keep Baba in their heart and work tirelessly thinking of Him.

Sadly, a large number of central workers follow their own separate outlook. For them matter, not spirituality, is everything and in order to keep their facilities and comforts – like cars, big bank balances, servants, prestige etc – they sit on the chair forever and ever. They are totally unwilling to give up their post. They keep it up to their death in order to cash-in on the benefits, regardless of whether they can do their job or not.

Then they use this next technique to keep the power within the “family”. Our purodhas may not have sons or daughters but they do have stooges. These purodhas do everything to ensure that after their own demise their stooges will be in power.

Considering the above, is there not a striking similarity between the North Korean dynasty and the groupist regimes of Ranchi and Kolkata. All those controlling AMPS in the early 1990’s are veritably the same people pulling the strings today. They got a taste of the power and do not want to give it up.

BABA’S TEACHING

Those who are naive think that Baba wants central workers to hold onto the hold post up till their death. But that is not at all correct.

It is Baba’s mandate and indeed His manner that workers must not be allowed to stay in the same post for more than 3 years. Invariably they will develop some worldly attachment to that place which is detrimental for their all-round growth. That will inhibit their ability to lead the life of a monk.

For this reason, since the inception of AMPS, this rule was strictly followed: No more than 3 years in any particular post. This rule is not hidden – everybody is aware about it. Just ask any senior margii or avadhuta. This is one of Baba’s procedural orders or related codes.

Still today this rule is actively followed throughout the entire organisation, except for with our central workers. They just cling desperately onto the post in their lust for crude power just like communist leaders.

MUST NOT CLING TO THE POST

Yet Baba emphasizes that those aged, elderly persons must not cling onto the post when they are unable to carry out the responsibilities. If one is sick, or senile, or unable to manage, then they should give up the post, and their position should be handed down to a younger, more fit person. This applies even to the post of Purodha Pramukha. Those who cling to the post are suffering from a psychic disease.

Baba says, ‘To get the post, to become controller, even aged people quarrel like children. ‘I want to become prime minister, I want to become prime minister.’ It is the childish play of elderly people. What is all this. Yes, these are all mental diseases; yes, yes these are all mental diseases.” (MGD, ‘Lord of All Lords’, Patna, paraphrased from the original Hindi.)

A link to the posting detail the above guideline is cited below in the notes after the signature.

WT CONDUCT RULE:

DIGNITY OF THE LABOR, NOT THE POST

Here is another teaching from Baba wherein He is guiding workers to not worship the post but rather give maximum respect for work.

Baba says, “Workers should have dignity of the labor and not the dignity of the post. They have nothing to do with promotion, demotion, and revulsion. Whatever responsibility is allotted to them they are to do with maximum respect for the work.” (37 Workers Rules, Point #33)

Unfortunately the post 1990 leaders never adhere to this guideline from Baba.

THEY NEVER TRANSFER THEMSELVES

Furthermore, today’s purodhas do not allow themselves to be transferred from their top spots. If and when they are transferred it is always to another their high-level, cabinet position. They never accept a regional or district level posting.

Since 1990 you might not have heard of any purodha leaving their post. They only leave it on their death, not before.

This is the common points that today’s purodhas share with communists. Those purodhas who capture the power stay there with the plan of dying in that chair. That is their strategy.

SUMMARY, Part 1

In this way North Korea and AM are quite similar. Some may not like to hear such a comparison, but given the conditions of the day we are forced to make such a remark.

My request is that those at the helm be reminded about following the norms, ethics, and teachings as given by Baba. They should leave their materialistic habits and give up their posts accordingly. They must pay heed to Baba’s Wt guidelines.

SUMMARY, Part 2

In all communist countries like Russia, Korea, Cuba and even in the communist state of West Bengal, those leaders never left their post, not until they were overruled or dead.

That is also the 20+ year history in our Marga.

This is not some glorious chapter. Communists follow a matter centered philosophy and that is why they are so glued to the post. But in AM, we are not post-oriented, but rather God-oriented. Someone should share this fact with today’s top post-holders.

Why do people stick to they post? Indeed only pseudo-sadhakas stick to the post, not anyone else.

Our philosophy is great; our philosophy is God-centered. But these purodhas are not heeding the tenets of AM philosophy. God should be the goal – not the post.

Please write in with your thoughts.

Namaskar,
Mahendra

Note 1: HOW BABA WAS TRANSFERRING DADAS

No one stayed in the same post for years and years. Many may recall that Pranavananda was COS (Central Office Secretary) but many times Baba transferred to him to Kullu and other places. Plus Sarveshvarananda was GS but was then transferred away from Centre. And indeed on a regular basis Baba would transfer people from Centre. There are so many cases. That is why those days nobody thought they would stay in their same post lifelong.

Note 2: HAVE YOU HEARD??

You might have heard that Rudrananda is dreaming to become purodha somehow before his death. He may make some plot against the current people. Dada might even pressure current the current PP Dada to resign “voluntarily”.

Note 3: TWO IMPORTANT LETTERS

This first letter contrasts capitalists with communists. The first hoard wealth on the individual level, whereas communists must be linked with the state in order to enjoy the riches.

http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2011/07/same-goal-but-2-opposite-approaches.html

Here following is the link to the letter where Baba is declaring that those aged people must give up the post and that the failure to do so means they are suffering from a psychic disease.

http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2008/10/who-can-become-pp.html

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Remedy

Baba says, “On imbibing cosmic ideation all kinds of ailments will be cured.” (PNS-8, p.19)
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Date: 30 Nov 2011 10:46:08 -0000
From: “Hariish Dev”
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: Re: Lack of Understanding About Guru

Baba

== RE: LACK OF UNDERSTANDING ABOUT GURU ==

Namaskar,
I appreciate the initial letter (link appended below) on this important topic and want to add something more. So this is a follow-up about the book Bhagavan Anandamurti by Narada (Suva) and why it is inappropriate to address Baba as being merely a bhagavan.

Specifically I am writing for those with problems understanding Baba’s teachings on this topic.

1. As was shown in the first letter, Parama Purusa is far higher than bhagavan. A bhagavan is anyone who has attained such attribution by practicing sadhana; whereas, Parama Purusa is that unique, singular Divine Entity. Yes Baba is bhagavan, but He is also so much more than that.

CANNOT INTRODUCE A RESPECTED PROFESSOR

AS A GRADUATE OF PRIMARY SCHOOL

2. If a respected professor with a Ph.D. in astro-physics who serves as the head of the physics department at a prestigious university is introduced to give a lecture, then the person making the introduction will not say, “Please welcome this person who is literate and has completed primary school up to class 5.”

Yes the professor did indeed complete primary school, but he also successfully completed years and years of study and advance research and received degrees from the finest universities. So although it is not false to say that he completed primary school, at the same time it is totally inappropriate because that type of introduction does not at all reflect his true qualification and scholarship. Hence, it is entirely misleading to introduce the professor in this way.

CANNOT INTRODUCE PURODHA PRAMUKHA

AS MERELY BEING A TATTVIKA

2a. In the same way if respected Purodha Pramukha Dada is escorted onto the stage to address an audience, then the person introducing him will not say, “Here I present to you a two-legged, living being.” Although it is correct that esteemed PP Dada is a living being with two legs, but to introduce him as such does not at all glorify his personae. Because PP Dada has much more status than just a living being. Thus to introduce him as such – overlooking the fact that he is Purodha Pramukha – is misleading, rude, and inappropriate.

CANNOT PRESENT PARAMA PURUSA BABA

AS MERELY BEING BHAGAVAN

3. Similarly, it is entirely misleading and inappropriate to introduce Baba as being merely a bhagavan when He is the God incarnate, Parama Purusa. When writing a book about Baba it should not be titled as Bhagavan Anandamurti nor should the aim of the book be to prove Baba as being bhagavan. Because bhagavan is a relatively common term attainable by an ordinary sadhaka whereas Baba being the Parama Purusa is so much more than just bhagavan.

Baba says, “The collective name of these six qualities [aeshvarya, viiryam, yasha, shrii, jina’nam, va’ra’gya] is bhaga, and one who has fully imbibed these six qualities is bhagaván. Any great person can be called bhagaván in this sense, but my Párthasárathi is not such a one. What is He? Krśńastu Bhagaván svayam – that is, “He is God incarnate.” He is Púrńa Brahma, Púrńa Bhagaván.” (Namami Krsna Sundaram, Disc 24: Párthasárathi Krśńa and Pariprashna)

According to Baba’s above teaching, any sadhaka who gets these occult powers can be called bhagavan. Hence Baba has respectfully given the titles Bhagavan Buddha, Bhagavan Shankaracarya, and Bhagavan Mahaviira etc. Over the ages, many have become bhagvan by their intense sadhana practice.

But we never classify these aforementioned sages as being Parama Purusa or Taraka Brahma or Purusottama. We do not say Parama Purusa Buddha, or Taraka Brahma Shankaracarya, or Purusottama Mahaviira etc. This is not done.

Thus we must acknowledge the clear-cut difference between bhagavan and Parama Purusa. To call sadhakas like Buddha and Shankaracarya as bhagavan is an honorable and respectable title as they gave much effort to attain that stance. But to call Parama Purusa Baba as bhagavan is not at all fitting as He is far beyond that ordinary stance of being bhagavan. Being the Parama Purusa He has an infinite number of attributions whereas a bhagavan possesses a mere six qualities. Thus there is no comparison.

So just as Baba guides us that Krsna is not merely a bhagavan but rather Parama Purusa incarnate, similarly we should think of and describe Baba in the same manner.

BIG DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BHAGAVAN AND BHAGAVAN SVAYAM

4. Along these lines some are confused and think that bhagvan and bhagavan svayam are the same and interchangeable. When in truth these two terms are worlds apart.

Krśńastu Bhagaván svayam – that is, “He is God incarnate”

Bhagavan svayam refers to the Divine Entity Who has the inherent quality of being bhagavan as well as an infinite more number of qualities. Only Parama Purusa is bhagavan svayam. That is the specific point Baba has declared.

In stark contrast contrast, any ordinary human being can become a bhagavan by their sustained efforts in sadhana. They must get this status by doing pointed meditation.

Whereas, Parama Purusa need not do anything at all to be Bhagavan svayam. That is part and parcel of His Personae, along with so much more. By His mere existence He is bhagavan svayam.

So there should not be any confusion about this. None should mistakenly think that because Baba says that He is Bhagaván svayam that therefore He is a mere bhagavan. It is not like that.

Bhagavan svayam means Parama Purusa Himself whereas bhagavan merely refers to any sadhaka who has practiced sadhana and attained the six attributions or occult powers of bhagavan.

Bhagavan svayam only refers to that unique entity who is Parama Purusa Himself whereas bhagavan is a general title for any person who has gained those six qualities.

So the term Bhagavan svayam in no way denotes that He is merely a bhagavan. The term, Bhagavan svayam, means that He is Parama Purusa, i.e. that singular Divine Entity with whom no one can be compared.

If anyone is still confused about this they should do strong sadhana and then read Baba’s discourses. Then the matter will be perfectly clear.

Here is yet another of Baba’s teachings on this matter.

Baba says, “He cannot be compared with any other being, because He is incomparable, perfect in theory and also perfect in practice, the rśis of that time spoke of Him as ananyapáy [unparalleled]. They said of Him, Krśńastu Bhagaván svayaḿ [“Krśńa is Parama Puruśa Himself”].” (Discourses on Krsna and the Giita, Krśńa Unparalleled)

HOW TO RECTIFY THIS MATTER

Clear, practical steps should be taken to address the inherent error in writing a book called, Bhagavan Anandamurti, as Narada of Australia has done.

Basically those with that book should throw it away. Or at the very least the cover of the book should be completely torn off and in its place a note of warning should be attached stating:

“WARNING: The contents of this book are defective as Narada wrongly wrote this book to prove Baba as bhagavan, when in truth our Lord Shrii Shrii Anandamurtiji Baba is Parama Purusa and not just an ordinary bhagavan. Beware! This book should be tossed away or updated accordingly.”

Failing that, failing to alert others about the inherent defects of this book, our kids, new margiis, relatives and more will get a negative message by reading this text.

We may leave this world after few hundred years but books remain on this earth much longer and this particular book will spread a defective, dogmatic, and faulty message. We should raise our voice that this book be permanently banned until it is reprinted with a proper title and all its contents updated. The actual text must reflect the true spirit of Baba’s teachings.

Finally, some confused persons write such books just to show themselves as being “great intellectuals”. But they do not know how much harm they are doing by spreading their dogmatic views. Narada has done such a blunder. He stole others’ experiences and copied some of Baba’s teachings and then hastily made this book. All done to remove his inferiority complex of being an illiterate man.

We all know there are so many constructive ways of eliminating one’s psychic complex; but writing a dogmatic book about Guru is not one of them. Why should Narada try to overcome his complex by undermining Baba.

I have regard for Narada as a human being but on this ideological matter his dealing cannot be supported.

CONCLUSION

As disciples of Shrii Shrii Anandamurtiji, our main and sole intention in life is to glorify Him and spread His divine teachings. Thus no book about Baba should aim to prove Him as being a mere bhagavan. To do so is to undermine His lofty status as being the Parama Purusa. We should all be crystal-clear about this so we can best please and serve Him.

Namaskar,
Hari Deva

Note: LINK TO EARLIER LETTER ON THIS TOPIC

http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2011/11/lack-of-understanding-about-guru.html

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From: “Shiva Kumar”
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: Stupid King of Blind Cabinet
Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2011 21:02:09 +0530

Baba

“Lukiye tumi ka’j kare ja’o pratya’sha’ kichu rekhe…” (P.S. 2618)

Purport:

Baba, You are the Doer of all the work being done in this vast universe.
Secretly You go on doing and executing everything. Nobody can see You– but
You are doing everything. And You do not harbour any desire to receive
anything in return. Just You are deeply involved in managing all the work
secretly, O’ my Parama Purusa. And when You notice that somebody is
searching You, then that time You move ahead in Your grand liila of hide
and seek. Baba, You decorate the effulgence in darkness; and simultaneously You
flood the cimmerian darkness with the showering of Your divine effulgence.
Baba, You are the bridge between life and death; You are the crossing
point. Yet all the while You Yourself remain hidden behind the scenes.
Baba, You are the great hope of the hopeless hearts. In the end of the
night You are the colourful dawn. Baba, You show the direction to those who
have lost the path. And You spread Your divine love in all the ten
directions. Baba, You go on doing all the work of this entire universe secretly–
never desiring anything in return. Just You continue playing hide & seek.
Baba, Your liila is unfathomable…

== STUPID KING OF BLIND CABINET ==

Namaskar,
At the recent 2011 Ananda Purnima DMS, one grave injustice was done by a few organisational leaders. The ramifications of this sinful act are slowly being embedded within our organisational-cum-devotional culture. We should all be aware about what happened – otherwise things will only continue to get worse.

THE SCENE INSIDE DMS

Here is what occurred: Purodha Pramukha, i.e. Dada Vishvadevananda, appeared on stage at the DMS sitting on an elevated seat that was higher than Guru’s place. The photo is attached for your review.

Here the key point is that in AM Brahma is the Guru. There is no lineage of gurus as in Hinduism and other yogic traditions. Baba is the Parama Purusa incarnate whereas PP Dada is just one jiiva born into this world with all kinds of samskaras and ignorance. Baba is the granter of salvation whereas PP is struggling for liberation. There is no comparison between the two. There is no question of PP gaining higher stature.

Yet tragically, that is exactly what happened at the recent Ananda Purnima DMS. It was arranged to put PP Dada’s dais higher up than Guru’s place on the DMS stage. That is the atrocity.

In this letter we explore (a) how and why opportunistic Dadas prop up PP’s stature for their own gain by promoting PP as the spiritual head of AM, and (b) why the post of Purodha Parmukha is verily a social post, not a spiritual one.

PLACE OF GURU IN TANTRA

Let’s begin with a quick review of our tantra tradition.

As we know, we do guru dhyana at the sahasrara cakra. That is the highest point of the human experience. That spot signifies deep regard and reverence. It is the pinnacled point of the human mind. Indeed that is the tradition in tantra: To goad the mind upwards, never lower.

And indeed in all aspects of our spiritual life, Guru’s place is the highest and the most revered. Nobody is above or on par with Guru. This is the main teaching of tantra.

Because when Baba is the Guru and He is Taraka Brahma and perfect in all respects, then naturally His status is unparalleled.

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), That alone has revealed Brahmavidya´ (intuitional science) to us through the medium of the name and form of Anandamu´rtijii. Unit beings must be made to appreciate Its majesty.” (Caryacarya, part 2, Sadhana, point #1a)

Yet some for their selfish reasons are trying to prop up PP Dada – i.e. one mere mortal born in bondage and prone to avidya maya – as being the revered one. Indeed this drama has been going on in one way or another since 1990.

So we should investigate why this is being done and clear the air.

PP IS A SOCIAL POST – NOT A SPIRITUAL ONE

First off, we should all understand that the post of Purodha Pramukha is a social one, not a spiritual post. Here are the reasons why:

(A) Caryacarya itself is our social scripture. And CC-1 lays out the social duties of purodha pramukha. PP Dada’s duty is to act as head of this worldly organisation AMPS. In this capacity, PP is the “chief of the purodhas”.

(B) PP has zero ability to arrange his own mukti & moksa; in that case what can he do for others in this regard. Nothing. PP is himself not liberated and obviously cannot grant that to others. This furthermore shows that his post is purely social, not spiritual.

(C) PP cannot give any new scripture or shastra. Our AM scripture is perfect and complete – all delivered by Guru Himself. If PP wishes to write a story or commentary he may do so. But he is unable to contribute even one syllable to the shastras of Ananda Marga.

(D) Organizational executive decisions related with social affairs must reach to Purodha Pramukha for his discretionary review. This is one of his social duties.

(E) PP’s post is lifelong – not longer than that.

(F) In the Purodha Board, PP’s single vote has decisive meaning, though his order can be overturned. Hence, PP’s order is not final; his decisions are subject to review.

(G) Each of the judiciary decisions also must reach to Purodha Pramukha for his final approval. This again deals with the social sphere.

(H) Purodha Pramukha is chief of the purodhas – which is a social board in our AMPS.

(I) PP Dada has no great spiritual power anointed to him by God. Just he is one purodha selected by his peers to serve as the chief of the board.

(J) Plus PP has so many more social duties and responsibilities.

By all this it is quite clear that the post of Purodha Pramukha is a social post – not a spiritual one – in our Ananda Marga Pracaraka Samgha.

In our Caryacarya, Baba has given various provisions about the social post of Purodha Pramukha. The post of PP is just one of the many social posts in the organization wherein PP Dada deals with worldly affairs, not spiritual emancipation etc.

The question remains: When the position of purodha pramukha is clearly a social post, then why do some try to turn it into a spiritual one by giving maximum reverence to PP Dada and placing his seat higher than Baba’s.

OPPORTUNISTIC WAYS OF GROUPISTS

If you look at the present day dogmatic religious scene or political field then you may see that lackluster people are always getting the power. Just some puppet type of person gets the leadership role, and conniving priests rule from behind.

And this is exactly what has been happening with the post of purodha pramukha since 1990. From day 1, Sarvatmananda was excited and eager to select a PP whom he could control 100%: Hence the selection of the late Dada Shraddhananda.

Sarvatmananda immediately then propped up PP Dada Shraddhananda as being divine because then those divine powers would be routed to him (i.e. Sarvatmananda) since he was the one controlling PP. By this way Sarvatmananda ruled with an iron fist – all via the tongue and signature of PP. It was quite a plan.

And indeed Rudrananda basked in this same luxury when he snatched PP Shraddhananda. He could do anything and everything with PP’s stamp of approval. By this way he even ousted Sarvatmananda from the organisation. How ironic: Sarvatmananda got bit by his own creation.

Anyway, groupists want to get more power by controlling a PP whom they deem as being all-powerful. This is their trick. And to make PP all-powerful they build him up as being divine and the veritable spiritual head of AMPS. Tragically, some innocent margiis get befooled and cheated.

Actually what these Dadas do is just a carbon copy of Hindu dogma. The Hindu priests put all power in their idols. Then when they wish to get any order implemented, they say, “Goddess Kali told me to tell you…”. This is their manner. By this way all credit and responsibility goes to some stone statue that is 100% silent. There is nothing anybody can do but obey. After all, where is there scope to argue or protest? That stone idol is mute. In this way, those exploiting priests have unquestionable power.

Some of our top Dadas do exactly the same maneuver. They create an aura that PP is great, nay divine, and put him on a high pedestal – above Baba. Of course, within their inner circle they have not an iota of respect for this PP Dada – after all he is just their puppet – but they proejct that same PP as having divine and absolute powers. PP’s word is beyond question. This is their outer show to the general public. With this technique, such Dadas can execute their every wish: Expulsion as weapon, victimisation of innocent margiis, capture more power, eradicate margii rights, scripture distortion, Fake Ananda Vanii and so much more. All of these misdeeds are carried out by “the word of PP”.

Their top aim is for the common margii to transfer all their respect and love for Baba to PP and ultimately surrender to PP. Then those opportunistic Dada can wield full power in the Marga.

All they have to do is find some spineless Dada to act as PP and then prop up that Dada as being a god. This is their plan. In the past they did this with Shraddhananda and now they are doing this with Vishvadevananda.

That is why at the recent Ananda Purnima DMS they placed PP Dada Vishvadevananda’s dais on a plateau higher than Baba’s stance. Thus we see that who gets the high seat.

CONCLUDING THOUGHTS

Here are some closing thoughts on this topic:

1. Such opportunistic Dadas are just implementing Hindu dogma. Step by step they are just putting forth the idea that when Guru “left” then the current in-charge, i.e. PP Dada, takes on an equal or greater role.

2. So margiis should salute PP as PP has divine power. By securing maximum respect for PP from the margiis, then simple and ignorant margiis become restless to get the blessing of PP. In the name of PP they will accept anything. This is the plan of those opportunistic Dadas.

3. New margiis think this is the system and that everything is proper, while old margiis think that the matter is sensitive. So they do not protest or raise their voice in public.

4. In AM we do not approve of these Hindu dogmas. But opportunistic purodhas are so degraded that want to start that tradition, gradually. The attached photo is but one of the proofs. It is further validated by viewing all the horrors that have been done in the name of PP since 1990. By this way anyone can see that they prop up the post of PP to something divine and then wield that power to their liking.

5. The various religions have a spiritual head but that is not the case in AM. In our Marga, there is no third entity between God and the disciple. The religions use a priest between their god and the seeker; but in AM, Parama Purusa (God) and the sadhaka have a direct connection. There is no intermediary.

6. We have to remember that in AM the role of an acarya is limited. Whether it be RS Dada or PP Dada, they have the same Guru as regular margiis. PP is not something divine. Rather, he is just a human being in a social post.

BABA’S BLESSING

Baba has given Ananda Marga ideology for rooting out dogma. Yet now we ourselves are falling into Hindu dogma as top Dadas prop up the stature of PP on the stage of our very own DMS – giving more status to PP than Baba. Is that not ironic – even tragic.

Even though in the relative sphere our Marga is struggling some, surely the day is not far when all will rally around His divine message in one voice and declare:

“All human beings belong to one race…’The exploitation of human beings cannot be allowed!’ and, ‘Religious hypocrisy cannot be tolerated!’ Giving a clarion call to the fragmented human society from beneath the saffron flag, the symbol of service and sacrifice, they will proclaim at the top of their voices, ‘Human beings of the world, unite!'” (POD)

Namaskar,
Shiva Kumar

Note 1: MORE ABOUT THE INNER SCENE

In this entire spectacle, PP Dada is the “stupid king” and the opportunistic Dadas are the “blind cabinet” as they do not realise that by not having reverence (shraddha’) for Baba they are inviting their spiritual deminse.

Here are some other key points to know:

1) Because PP Vishvadevananda sided with Nigamananda and toured around Europe with him, now PP Dada is very scared of being victimised by Rudrananda. So he is psychically touching the feet of Rudrananda to get in his good books. That is why, now, all of a sudden, after the death of Nigamanadna, PP is being extremely obedient to Rudrananda. Because earlier he left Rudrananda to be with Nigamananda. PP was not aware that Rudrananda would outlive Nigamananda.

2. Rudrananda wants to become PP. So these days his “yes men” are campaigning for him. They want to remove PP by making life totally suffocating for Vishvadevananda etc. PP Vishvadevananda is younger than Rudrananda so they do not have the luxury of waiting for him to die. Rather they have to force PP out of the post by making life unbearable for him. Then Rudrananda can capture the seat.

3. Ananda Dyotona Didi is also feeling shelterless since the death of Nigamananda so she is also thinking to leave team Ranchi. Staying is unbearable for her.

Note 2: CAPITALISING ON PP’S STATURE:

MARRIAGE BLESSING BUSINESS

The below letter is another way in which they aim to profit by making PP into some divine entity. At DMS, they are charging big money from margiis to get a marriage blessing from PP Dada. When in truth PP’s post is only social, not spiritual.

http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2011/04/blessing-business.html

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To Do Great Work

Baba says, “The meaning of the ‘Sam’gacchadhvam’ Mantra should be realised
in life. Always remain united. Solve all problems, big or small, with
unity. Consider misfortune of one as the misfortune of all– an injury to
one as an injury to all.” (CC-2, ‘Society’ chapter, point #34)

Note: So long as Baba’s above teaching is not put into practice, one cannot
do great work. Devoid of this one’s life will be as meaningful as the life
of a termite or ant etc. In our practical life we should be strict in
following Baba’s teaching.
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Date: 17 May 2011 14:19:58 -0000

From: “Subhash Deva”

To: am-global@earthlink.net

Subject: History of the Birth of…

Baba

== HISTORY OF THE BIRTH OF FAKE ANANDA VANIIS ==

Namaskar,

We all know that since 1990, we have been living in an era when those at the helm issue their own fake Ananda Vaniis.

Over the years, much has been written about why these so-called vaniis are fake – and some of those points will be appended below.

What has not been talked about much is why our respected Dadas did like this. What propelled them into thinking they should create these Fake Ananda Vaniis. What are the historical forces at play?

HISTORICAL CONTEXT

After 1990, there was a major vacuum of power in the organisation. Someone was bound fill the void.

Of course we all know which Dada held the reins in those early days immediately after Oct 1990. We need not mention his name here. Rather we should be aware that he and every leader since has followed in this “tradition” of creating Fake Ananda Vaniis.

We should understand what started this trend as well as why it has been continued up till this very moment.

POWER TRIP

Please excuse me but the first and foremost reason why a few of our Purodha Dadas issued Fake Ananda Vaniis was power. Unfortunately, such Dadas harbored an intense urge to capture, maintain, and expand their rulership. They had to demonstrate that they deserved to be in that seat. Perhaps the best way to protect their power was to exercise it. They felt the need to flex their muscles.

To that end they did so many things:

1. Invented the dogmatic salute to PP Dada as if PP is Baba Himself;

2. Changed Caryacarya to include the dogmatic Mahaprayan program;

3. Manipulated countless bhukti pradhan elections;

4. Curtailed margii rights;

5. Victimised and expelled any and all who opposed them;

6. And so many more things they did, including issue Fake Ananda Vaniis.

Indeed creating Fake Ananda Vaniis complements their overall agenda of demonstrating their power and justifying their hold of the top chair.

First and foremost our respected Dadas thought: “I have power so I must use it, lest I lose it.”

This negative mentality gave birth to the notion of creating and making Fake Ananda Vaniis.

ULTERIOR MOTIVE AT WORK

Once they came up with this notion that by (mis)using their new found power then they will best be able to keep it, they went one step further. And this is reflected in their creation of Fake Ananda Vaniis. They did not just create Fake Ananda Vaniis; they created Fake Ananda Vaniis with their own ulterior motive in mind.

Basically here we have a two-step process:

1) Such Dadas made these Fake Ananda Vaniis as a means of exercising their power on the throne.

2) They thought that they should “flavour” or “spice” these Fake Ananda Vaniis with their own selfish agenda. They had an ulterior motive in mind.

They promptly then began making Fake Ananda Vaniis that suited their political interest and whim.

For instance, while Baba’s dharmic and original Ananda Vaniis are filled with spiritedness, courage, and the idea of actively fighting exploitation, in contrast the Fake Ananda Vaniis invented our respected Dadas aimed to make margiis passive – even indolent. Such leaders critically withdrew all the pra’na (i.e. life-force and fighting power) when making their Fake Ananda Vaniis.

But don’t just take my word for it – see for yourself.

Here are but a few examples of Baba’s dharmic expression in His original Ananda Vaniis:

(a) “…Inspire those who are liars and criminals to live honest lives by pointing out their defects…” – Ananda Vanii #8

(b) “…Yours should be a pauseless struggle against corruption, hypocrisy and animality.” – Ananda Vanii #11

(c) “…Live for your ideology Die for your Ideology.” – Ananda Vanii #14

Now compare that with the Fake Ananda Vaniis that our purodhas have made:

(a) “everything is to undergo changes and you should be ready to adapt yourself, to adjust yourself with those changed phases.” (Fake Ananda Vanii January 2005)

(b) And like that over the years – & even in 2011 – so many of the Fake Ananda Vaniis satisfy their own group interest of pacifying margiis and / or blindly supporting their group.

Here the point is that Baba’s Ananda Vaniis are based on truth and righteousness whereas the groupist Fake Ananda Vaniis played into their own personal agenda.

So when the various Dadas come into power they create Fake Vaniis to meet their own ends. As sad as it may seem, in His below teaching, Baba best describes this nasty trend.

Baba says, “Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” (Ananda Vacanamrtam, part 33, Yatamána, Vyatireka, Ekendriya and Vashiikára)

THEIR BOGUS LOGIC:

BABA’S ANANDA VANIIS ARE OUTDATED

Of course, our Dadas could not tell the world that they were making Fake Ananda Vaniis as a means to express their dominance. That would not be received well.

So they opted to hide their real motive behind the creation of Fake Ananda Vaniis; and they instead created their own logic which they would share publicly. And this is what they said.

Some of our senior Dadas told that Baba’s original Ananda Vaniis were old and outdated like a last week’s or last year’s newspaper. This was their false justification.

They further told that Baba gave those Ananda Vaniis on that particular day for those people present – as if Baba’s Ananda Vaniis had no long-term value. Their basic message was that Baba’s teachings in those Ananda Vaniis were no longer relevant. Hence we have to create fresh and new Ananda Vaniis.

This is the false and bogus logic which those inventors of the Fake Ananda Vaniis gave. And again their baseline message was that Baba’s Ananda Vaniis are outdated.

BABA’S TEACHINGS ARE ETERNAL

INCLUDING HIS ANANDA VANIIS

Here is the reply to such Dadas who claim that Baba’s original Ananda Vaniis are no longer relevant to today’s world.

All Baba’s teaching were given on a particular day and date. But those teachings are not limited to that particular period. His spiritual guidelines never get old – they never lose their value.

Baba says, “The books in Ananda Marga philosophy are all absolute knowledge. The proper mark of identity of absolute knowledge is that it must be universal, rational and psychological.” (APH-4, Prápta Vákya and Ápta Vákya)

And indeed Baba’s Ananda Vaniis are His spiritual guidelines that appear in book form.

Let’s take a closer look:

On 1 January 1976, Baba delivered Ananda Vanii #44:

Baba says, “Be firm on sixteen points. Unite all the righteous forces. All the tall talks of the evil forces will be silenced.” (Ananda Vanii #44)

According to some Purodhas, the above original and true Ananda Vanii given by Baba is now irrelevant. That is their justification for creating Fake Ananda Vaniis. But this could be nothing further from the truth.

Baba’s original and true Ananda Vaniis were relevant for that very day as well as far into the future as well. Baba’s Ananda Vaniis are timeless. Right now, the way to bring about dharma and silence the evil forces is to follow 16 Points strictly. That was true on 1 January 1976 and it is true today, 35 years later. And that same Ananda Vanii will remain true and relevant in 100 years and beyond.

That is why Baba’s Ananda Vaniis are timeless and meant to be used again and again. Indeed He has blessed us by giving His collection of original Ananda Vaniis that address all kinds of circumstances and situations yet also hold eternal value. This is the special quality of the Ananda Vaniis. It is not that those Ananda Vaniis were only meant for that day or for those people in attendance. Those Ananda Vaniis are not like old newspapers. Rather Baba’s Ananda Vaniis are 100% dharmic that are relevant across time, space and person.

Here is another of His original Ananda Vaniis.

Baba says, “It is action that makes a person great. Be great by your sádhaná, by your service, by your sacrifice.” (1 January 1964, Ananda Vanii #20)

This Ananda Vanii is also pure and blemishless and not at all affected by the passage of time. There is no need for groupists to create Fake Ananda Vaniis. Already Baba has given a wonderful collection of 74 original Ananda Vaniis that are as perfect and relevant today as they were on the day they were originally given.

So the notion that certain Dadas needed to create Fake Ananda Vaniis because Baba’s Ananda Vaniis are old and outdated is totally bogus.

MORE ABOUT THEIR BOGUS LOGIC

Indeed if we accept the bogus logic that Baba’s Ananda Vaniis are old and outdated because they were delivered on a particular date for a certain limited audience, then we have to accept that logic for all of Baba’s teachings: yama and niyama, neo-humanism, Prout, microvita, Prabhat Samgiita, Ananda Sutram, kiirtan, samadhi, etc. All those topics should also be tossed aside too. After all, they were also given on a particular date to a select group of attendees.

Of course no rational Ananda Margii will agree to this. Because we know that all Baba’s teachings are timeless, including His original Ananda Vaniis.

On every topic which Baba addressed, He is speaking for the whole future of humanity, not just for a certain group at a particular juncture of time. Baba is speaking for all that is why He would insist that His talks be recorded, printed and published. Why? Because He was giving timeless teachings for the entire humanity.

So those who give the bogus logic that Baba’s Ananda Vaniis are outdated are totally off-base. This is just their false manner to wield more power.

ONE OTHER NEGATIVE REPERCUSSION

Another harmful outcome of the Fake Ananda Vaniis is that those born or entering the Marga after 1990 will only be exposed to such Fake Vaniis. Their whole life will pass surrounded by these groupist fabrications and they will not even know that Baba has created a vast and remarkable collection of original Ananda Vaniis. They will miss out on this entirely.

Yet Baba’s original Ananda Vaniis are not only timeless but they are highly applicable to a whole range of situations and circumstances. Baba was able to uniquely deliver a message that was addressed a particular topic or theme in a timeless manner.

That is why we can really say that Baba’s collection of original Ananda Vaniis will never become old. They will never be like yesterday’s newspaper. They will always provide a fresh, dharmic and vibrant message – relevant to all kinds of events and human advancement.

So it is a real shame that some are filling this earth with their Fake Ananda Vaniis. We should not allow this to happen a moment longer.

BABA’S BLESSING

By Baba’s grace He has endowed us with a great collection of original and true Ananda Vaniis that provide the whole humanity with a set of timeless teachings. We must not allow anyone to push Baba’s Vaniis aside as they invent Fake Ananda Vaniis.

Fueled by their own self-interest and lust for power, some Dada have created their own logic for why Baba’s vaniis should not be used. No rational margii will be duped by their false justifications.

Now we all know that Baba’s original Ananda Vaniis are perfect and true across time, space and person. These are the Ananda Vaniis we are to use – again and again – and their value is eternal.

Baba says, “What comes from Parama Puruśa is ápta vákya…As devotees, you should follow only ápta vákya. You should remember that the Sixteen Points are your ápta vákya..By the Grace of, by the compassion of Parama Puruśa, you have received the ápta vákya guidelines, and it is your duty to adhere strictly to the teachings and gospel of ápta vákya.” (Ananda Vacanamrtam, part 2, The Excellence of a Bhakta)

Namaskar,

Subhash

Note 1: DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FAKE AND ORIGINAL ANANDA VANII

In review, Baba’s true Ananda Vanii messages– which He has given twice annually on New Year’s Day and on Ananda Purnima– are very precise and pointed like an arrow. They are complete discourses in and of themselves. They are not part of any larger discourse and they are not just a quote or partial paragraph. Instead, Baba’s true Ananda Vaniis are 100% full & complete and stand as is. Plus they are unique and new in their own special way– never a repeat of previously released material.

In contrast, the Fake Ananda Vaniis are just a quotes selected by groupists from a previously released discourse. To understand that quote one must read the entire discourse. That quote is not meant to stand alone. To read just that quote is misleading and ambiguous. That is why those are Faike Ananda Vaniis.

Baba’s original Ananda Vaniis are complete and unique unto themselves. They are pointed, timeless discourses that have universal application across time, space and person.

PRABHAT SAMGIITA

“Jhainjha’ jadi a’se jujhite shakati dio…” (P.S. #1783)

Purport:

Baba, You are my Saviour. If in my life a hurricane or typhoon comes, then You please provide me the strength to fight and face that negative situation. And give me the strength to struggle and persevere.

Baba, if ever in my life lethargy and frustration comes, then please provide me strength to hold onto Your feet. And to go on moving on Your path. Baba, by Your grace I am treading on Your path. You please color my mind with Your color in all situations. During both pleasure and pain.

With Your divine grace, if my mind becomes radiant then it cannot be covered by staticity during times of cimmerian darkness. Please grant me strength to follow Your dictates.

Baba, please grace me and give me the force to go on marching on the path of effulgence, in an undaunted way moving ahead. And please give me strength by Your grace, to jump up and take on ever-new tasks to serve the downtrodden people.

And please bless me by Your Varabhaya mudra. So in my life, I never feel fear or cowardice to fight against demonic forces. Baba, in all the circumstances I am completely depending on Your grace. Without Your grace, nothing is possible…

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Who is blessed one?

Baba says, “The man who is intelligent should, from his very childhood,

move along the path of proto-spirituality. The sooner a man starts and

moves along this path of psycho-spirituality, the better it is. He is the

blessed one.” (AV-12, p.75)

Note: With the start of this happy new year we should once again reflect

how Baba has graced us by providing us all the tools and teachings for

moving along the path of spirituality. So again with renewed vigor we

should be more firm and more sincere in our adherence to Sixteen Points.

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To: AM-GLOBAL

From: “Phanindra Deva”

Date: Thu, 12 May 2011 21:35:28 -0700

Subject: My Heart Goes Out to Kinshuk

 

Baba

 

== MY HEART GOES OUT TO KINSHUK ==

 

Namaskar,

These days there are repeated reports that respected Kinshuk ji is very frustrated, depressed and suffering from serious mental and physiological problems since taking the post of PP. In the last few weeks his condition has worsened. This is of concern to all.

 

 

WHY FRUSTRATION

 

Frustration and depression do not come in the face of difficulties when your whole heart and mind are fully committed to a particular endeavour. Things like victory and defeat are not the cause of depression. Frustration and depression result when your heart and mind are not fully dedicated to a certain task or project and serious difficulties arise. Then one will be totally disturbed.

 

 

KINSHUK’S EXPERIENCE IN DHYANA

 

As you may recall it was reported that Kinshuk only decided to accept the post of PP after he said that Baba came in dhyana:

 

During meditation that morning, Baba lovingly said to him: “When I wanted to adopt you as my laukik son, you did not think for a moment and unhesitatingly left your

birth-parents in a fizzy. And when now Dharma needs you, the Dharmika people want to ‘adopt’ you as their leader, why this hesitation?

 

After this “experience” Kinshuk agreed to accept the position of PP. So we have to think…

 

In that case why is Kinshuk getting frustrated and depressed. Such feelings are not going hand in hand with Kinshuk’s experience in dhyana. Because no matter how tough situation is, there is no need for frustration when Baba has given him the duty directly. Then one should be able to carry on in the face of any and all difficulties.

 

After all, when the communists attacked our Dadas in 1967, then they faced dire, life and death circumstances, but even then they never got frustrated. Why? Because they were commited to the task at hand and they had great reverence and faith in Baba. So they never faced any frustration or depression.

 

If on the other hand they thought that they were had been befooled and brought to Ananda Nagar just to get killed or for petty reasons, then they would have been psychically paralyzed. That is what happened with US soldiers in Afghanistan. In spite of having all kinds of weapons and technology, 70% of the US soldiers are depressed and forlorn. In their troubled state they sit and wonder how they got cheated and duped. Their heart and mind do not believe in what they are doing.

 

 

ANALOGY

 

Suppose a father told his son to take up boxing and the son was beaten up badly, then that son will become frustrated, discouraged, and depressed and blame his father for putting him in that situation.

 

But if a son began boxing with his own inner inspiration then he would not get depressed. Nor would he get depressed if he had 100% trust in his father’s judgment. So long as he thought, “Whatever my father does is for my welfare”, then he would not get depressed.

 

It is only if he thinks that his father put him in serious trouble on purpose that he will get depressed. Or if he thinks and that despite his own belief that boxing was not good, he was forced into it and got beat, then he will surely be depressed.

 

Or suppose a mother forced her son to go out and do night sadhana and the son got bit by many mosquitoes, then the son will become upset and angry at his mom for forcing him to do that.

 

In contrast if the son decided to go out for night sadhana on his own accord and faced that same swarm of mosquitoes, then he would not be mentally disturbed.

 

It is only if the son thinks that the mom purposely put him in harm’s way – and forced him to do something he did not wish to do – that he will feel mentally frustrated and depressed.

 

Here the point is that when one gets involved in something that they do not want to do then frustration and anxiety are certain if serious problem comes.

 

 

BACK TO KINSHUK’S PLIGHT

 

Now let’s return back to Kinshuk’s situation…

 

Given the claim that Kinshuk ji accepted the post of PP because of his “experience with Baba in dhyana” and given the fact that now Kinshuk is terribly frustrated and depressed, there are only two possible reasons for this:

 

#1: Kinshuk did not tell the truth that time and he did not have that experience in dhyana.

 

#2: Kinshuk does not have the requisite faith and trust in Baba so when a problem comes then he becomes frustrated and depressed. By thinking about his current problem, he thinks that Baba put him in trouble.

 

Indeed, Kinshuk might be thinking that, “I have a wife and child to care for but now I am engrossed in this horrible situation. This is at all not good. How did this happen – how did I get embroiled in this mess?”

 

In contrast, if Kinshukji has strong faith that no matter whatever difficulty may come, things will be fine. Because then the outlook is: “When Baba has put me in this situation then He will certainly give me the courage and strength to solve the matter.” If Kinshuk had this mentality then he would not have gotten depressed.

 

In either case – if he did not tell the truth or if he lacks faith – the situation is not good. Here below is a proposal for how to solve the problem at hand, and improve Kinshukji’s condition.

 

 

WHAT KINSHUKJI SHOULD DO

 

It is obvious that when a person not deeply involved in organisational politics for the last 21 years takes on the role of PP, then he may not know what the position entails. Kinshukji was naive in thinking it was just like a sweet potato.

 

Now however he is finding himself to be a tough situation – just like the Hindi proverb of a snake with a mole, i.e. sa’np chachundar. On occasion, a snake may catch a mole yet these moles are very dirty and poisonous. So if the snake eats the mole the snake is going to die of poison. Plus even if that snake does not eat the mole the snake will suffer from other poisons from the mole and become blind. In either case the snake is in trouble.

 

In English the proverb is, stuck between a rock and a hard place.

 

Tragically, today that is Kinshukji’s state: he is in a pathetic situation. He cannot leave the post as he will forever be known as a coward; and he cannot remain in the post as he will be tortured to death. See his precarious position.

 

Ultimately there is no option. Due to his poor state of health physically and mentally, he should not be in such a tenuous position. Kinshuk ji should not remain in post of PP one second longer; after all his life is far more important than the post of PP.

 

It is my request to all good and kind-hearted margiis to suggest Kinshuk Da to give up the post and save his life.

 

Dying in the chair is not good; Kinshuk ji is not a sannyasi. He is a family man. Indeed he has to take care of two families: the universal family and his personal family. Kinshuk must not ignore his personal family otherwise he is going against the fundamentals and principles of AM. Due to the severe pressures of being PP, Kinshuk should not leave this world in an untimely way and make his wife a widow and his child an orphan.

 

Best is that Kinshuk should leave the chair and regain his health for the sake of his family. Those who care about Kinshuk and wish for his welfare will certainly understand this plea.

 

Ultimately, my heart goes out to Kinshuk.

 

Namaskar,

Phanindra

 

 

Note 1: THE LETTER ABOUT KINSHUKJI’S DHYANA EXPERIENCE

 

For those who want more background about this, please reference this letter.

 

http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2011/03/story-when-logic-fails-hypocrite-gurus.html

 

 

PRABHAT SAMGIITA

 

“Tumi bha’lor bha’lo saba’r mukh ceye…” – P.S. 3392

 

Purport:

 

Baba, among all the beauties You are the most beautiful. Baba, You look

after and care for everyone. You have lovingly brought the divine

effulgence– taking trouble to cross the cimmerian darkness to reach here.

Baba, smiling blissfully in the rhythm and tune and showering Your divine

love, You go on fighting against innumerable obstacles in order to save the

devotees. Baba, You saturate everyone’s heart with Your divine love.

Baba, everyone is Your very close and intimate relation; no one is alien

for You. Everyone is most dear to You; everyone is the jewel of Your eyes.

Baba, by Your grace, You go on thinking and caring about one and all. Baba,

keeping everyone along with You, You go on moving forward on Your divine

path.

 

Baba You are ever-present with everyone. You saturate everything and

everyone with Your divine love and grace. Whether it be on those sadhakas

who are calling out to You while undergoing penance on the dark amavasya

night of the nil moon, or on those suppressed people undergoing untold

suffering that was never spoken about. You fill everyone’s heart with the

soothing balm. Baba, You have graciously lifted & lovingly placed those

downtrodden people– who were lying in the dust– on Your divine lap.

Baba You are most beautiful and You grace everyone immensely. Baba, Your

glory cannot be explained…

 

 

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Why Kiirtan

 

Baba says, “Now the question is, does Parama Purus’a really want people to

sing His glories? He never tells anyone to do kiirtana for Him: then why

should people do kiirtana?…Kiirtana was first invented by devotees to

give joy to Parama Purus’a, and in the process of pleasing and delighting

Parama Purus’a, the devotees lost themselves. Thus kiirtana belongs to the

category of supraaesthetic science…So of all the branches of music,

kiirtana is the best. And since music is the composite of song, dance and

instrumental music, kiirtana is not only song–it also includes

instrumental music. These three aspects of music when combined together

create such an unblemished, heavenly environment that people completely

forget themselves. This is the charm, the excellence, of kiirtana. So those

who are truly intelligent should certainly do kiirtana. So those who are

truly intelligent should certainly do kiirtana either in public, or if they

feel rather shy — in private.” (AFPS-4, ‘Supra-Aesthetic Science & Music’)

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From: “Vinay Deva”

To: am-global@earthlink.net

Subject: Bogus & Dangerous Logic

Date: Tue, 03 May 2011 10:38:44 +1000

Baba

== BOGUS & DANGEROUS LOGIC ==

Namaskar,

These days a few people are giving the pitch that since Baba adopted Kinshukji as His son then we should have full faith and trust in Ac Kinshuk Ranjan Sarkar as the Purodha Pramukha because Baba has chosen him as His adopted son. Indeed they claim Kinshukji is the only one fit to be PP. Because after all, there are billions upon billions of people on this earth, yet Baba specially selected Kinsukji as His only adopted son – not anyone else.

This is the logic that some are giving for why we should respect Kinshukji unquestionably as the most deserved one.

But this is totally 100% bogus logic.

On that ground – by that reasoning – we should bring back Uma Dutta (Sarkar) onto the scene and grant her more respect than Kinshukji. Why? Because Baba specially selected Uma as His wife and everyone knows that the wife relation is more close then that of son. There are so many marriageable sisters in India yet Baba decided upon Uma.

Thus if anyone adheres to the bogus logic that Kinshukji deserves unquestionable respect just because he was Baba’s adopted son, then certainly they must accept that Uma Dutta (Sarkar) is even more deserving because she was Baba’s chosen wife. That is the so-called logic those defectors were using.

That is why rational thinking margiis just call this bogus logic. That Kinshukji was adopted by Baba does not mean we have to accept his superiority or greatness.

Indeed this is the crude psychology the defector Vishokananda was pitching back in 1970/71. But Baba does not approve of this type of dogmatic thinking. Proof being that in due course He delivered His philosophy of neo-humanism that does away with all narrow sentiments.

CLARIFICATION

With all due respect, here my intent is not to say that Kinshukji should or should not be PP nor comment whether he is qualified or not. Ac Kinshukji may indeed be worthy. But that worthiness must be based on his spiritual endeavour, penetrating intellect, and all-round good conduct. The fact that he is the adopted son of Baba is not the determining factor.

THIS IS THE WORD OF GOD

Whenever any leader – religious or otherwise – wishes to impose their selfish agenda, yet lack rational justifications, they resort to the phrase: “God says,” or “God told me”, or “This is the word of God”.

This is what the Muslims did when they wanted to establish male dominance. Those mullahs declared in the name of God that 3 women are equal to one man. By this way they could impose their irrational doctrine. They just repeated that again and again until finally all those females firmly believed in this dogma. Such mullahs had no courage to say outrightly that “I believe that that 3 women should be equal to 1 man.” This they did not do. Rather they put forth their crude desire in the name of God. That is the way they established their dogma.

Likewise, the Hindu priests advanced the edict that God has declared that only brahmins are holy and all others are lowly. By this way they got their way and imposed their illogical rule upon all. Similarly, white Christians said in the name of God that white people were meant to rule over others. By this type of bogus logic they established their supremacy – all done in the name of God.

Indeed in the middle ages, the phrase – “This is the word of God” – is the only slogan they raised and with this phrase alone they ruled the earth and dominated the masses of people. By this way those rulers imposed their crooked edicts, laws & rituals.

Here the whole point is that when any dominant leader cannot prove their point with logic, then they resort to the phrase, “This is the word of God.” By that way they impose their illogical edicts.

Thus when any person declares that only Kinshuk is Baba’s adopted son and therefore only Kinshuk deserves to be Purodha Pramukha, then we should be alert. Our eyebrows should raise and we should question, “Really this is so??”. All right thinking people will naturally understand that this is nothing but bogus logic no different from what those priests and mullahs declared in the past.

And further down in this letter I will explain why it is not only bogus logic but dangerous too. The short answer is that this type of false logic stifles the human intellect. People are forced and trained to blindly obey irrational edicts; their power of critical thinking becomes dormant; and in result, human progress is thwarted. That is why it is dangerous and all this will be discussed in greater detail below.

BABA’S WARNING

In Baba’s below teaching, He guides us how the religious exploiters got their power in the past by imposing illogical dogmas on the people – all done in the name of God.

Baba says, “With the intention of permanently securing for themselves an exalted position in the eyes of the ordinary people, some vipra leaders have declared themselves to be the incarnation or the appointed prophet of God. Through their own so-called scriptures, they have indirectly let the common people know that no one can achieve the same proximity to God as they – so that an inferiority complex will remain forever in the minds of the masses, and due to this inferiority complex the masses will always follow their teachings, either out of fear or out of devotion.” (Human Society -2, Vipra Age)

Here it is quite obvious that just as religious exploiters made the common people feel incompetent, inferior, and unworthy because they were not selected by God, similarly, those advancing the notion that only Kinshuk is deserving of being PP because only Kinshuk was adopted by Baba, are employing the same strategy. Their claim is that, “Only Kinshuk was adopted by Baba. No one else can be on par with Kinshuk.” That is the message they are giving.

In that case what is the difference between what is happening now in our Marga and what transpired centuries ago in the dogmatic religions.

NOT ONLY BOGUS, BUT DANGEROUS TOO

No doubt this type of logic is bogus, and it is dangerous too. You may ask, “Why dangerous?”. As stated above, the danger is that is totally thwarts and suppresses one’s critical thinking skills. One cannot question the veracity of the statement, one must just accept it blindly.

In the past, those who questioned the dogmatic religious edicts in the past were made to suffer until finally those people either died or became blindly obedient to the church etc. They just followed those priests – suppression.

Baba says, “The very attempt to find the path of rationality was considered blasphemous.” (Prout Nutshell-16, Religious Dogma – Section A)

And this manner of blindly following became habit forming and ultimately became one’s nature. It spread to all realms of life. Not only did they blindly follow the religion but they adopted that blind approach in the economic, political and social spheres as well.

In the materialistic nations this became so ingrained in the people’s psyche that today the common person cannot even think and decide on their own what should be done, purchased or bought. When they go to the store they cannot even think for themselves. Rather they eat, wear and do what those elite sponsors say.

For example, if a movie star, or pop singer, or famous athlete etc endorses a particular product, then that is enough for swarms of people to instantly chase after that product. That is why companies are willing to pay millions for stars to endorse their products. Because then the public will chase after those items in hoards. They will all purchase it – whether it is a good produce or not.

This loss of critical thinking reaches such an extreme that literally people are unable to muster any original thought. They cannot think for themselves, and instead depend 100% on those so-called leaders. That is the sad shape of the masses in today’s materialistic nations. Their mentality has become totally shudra: a blind pawn of the ruling elite. In that case exploitation reigns.

And it all started with one religious dogma: “Mine is the word of God so you must obey – you are in no position to question anything.” When those cunning rulers did not have logic on their side then they made their proclamations in the name of God.

BLIND ACCEPTANCE

The illogical rhetoric that Kinshukji as the adopted son of Baba is therefore the only one fit to be PP begs a blind obedience from the mass of margiis and field workers. One is in no position to rationally evaluate Kinshukji as a possible candidate and secondly people feel inferior because they are not as close or favoured by Baba. They just have to accept it blindly.

So really this dogma creates an awful mess. It starts as something seemingly innocent – “Hey, let’s have Baba’s adopted son be PP” – and then slowly spreads like a noxious poison to each and every pore of the human mind. First it imposes an inferiority complex that says that if you are not Baba’s adopted son then you cannot be PP. And secondly it inculcates the negative culture of blind obedience wherein one’s critical thinking skills dissipate to zero.

That is why this logic – of making Kinshuk PP because he is Baba’s adopted son – is not only bogus, but extremely dangerous as well.

MUST ADHERE TO THE PATH OF RATIONALITY

Here below Baba warns us that we should not fall into sentiment and follow, irrational dogmas like “PP is the adopted son of Baba so he should be PP”. We should not think in that defective manner; that will be our undoing. Rather we should firmly hold onto the path of rationality. Then we can decide in a clear way what is the best way to proceed.

Baba says, “If someone moves along the path of sentiment instead of the path of rationality, there is a hundred percent probability of great danger. Those who move along the path of sentiment do not discriminate between the proper and the improper, but merely silently accept all superstitions surrounding the goal towards which they have been running. Even the least question regarding propriety or impropriety does not arise in their minds, because they are moving along the path of sentiment.”

“Now as a human being, what should one do? One should follow the path of rationality. Rationality is a treasure of humanity that no animal possesses. And those who possess the inner asset of devotion within their hearts and follow the path of rationality in dealing with the external world, must be victorious. They alone can accomplish worthy deeds in this world.” (NH-LOI, Disc: 3)

Namaskar,

Vinay Deva

Note: OUR SANSKRIT 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)

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To: AM-GLOBAL

Subject: Alarm

Date: Fri Apr 29 12:38:09 +0500 (IST)

From: Ram Sahay Deva

Baba

== ALARM ==

Namaskar,

A health report (noted below) clearly indicates that Ac Kinshukji is suffering from a heart condition.

The thing is – no matter how much you try and hide it – it is very clear that Kinshukji is under huge stress. It is very unfortunate.

Why stress? Because he is forced to do adharmic things which he does not wish to do. That is why he is in such an uncomfortable situation. And now we see the outcome: Serious heart complications.

Kinshukji was OK before being PP – he was managing fine. But now that B group wants that Kinshuk should give his stamp of approval to every notorious activity B group does. So Kinshuk is under terrible strain. The problem is that Kinshuk has no option but to give his approval because B group keeps him under threat. In that sense, Kinshuk’s situation is pitiful.

Tragically, we may hear one day that Kinshuk has suffered a major heart attack. I even hate to say or think that, but the current conditions are leading in that direction.

SIMILAR TO LAL BAHADUR SHASTRI

Indeed that exact thing happend to the then prime minister of India – Lal Bahadur Shastri. Shastriji died after signing the treaty of Tashkent (former USSR city, now the capital of Uzbekistan). At that point Shastri was already under huge mental stress and experiencing heart problems – just like Kinshuk is today. And then at the treaty of Tashkent, Shastri signed an agreement wherein India would have to forgo all its military gains against Pakistan in the Kashmir region. After signing the treaty, Shastri suffered terrible strain thinking that he had done injustice and undermined his entire country. As history shows, Shastriji never even returned from Tashkent. That night he died of a massive heart attack.

Similarly, surrounded by Bengali Dadas and Kinfusk feels threatened to do things which undermine our Marga. Let us all pray Kinshuk does not meet a similar fate.

FURTHER REFLECTION

This is not a new phenomena. Those involved in uncomfortable & distressing situations, where they are forced to do the things they do not want to do, suffer from grave heart problems.

It is very very obvious that Kinshuk is pressured by B group to do things against his will. So his health is severely compromised.

As human beings and as Ananda Margiis, it is our personal and collective duty to relieve Kinshuk of such circumstantial pressure.

The fact that his heart conditions have gotten worse reveals the fact that B group is unnecessarily giving Kinshuk serious psychic tension, i.e. forcing him to do the things he does not want to do under the force of threat.

It is very obvious; this is not rocket science. Talk to any heart specialist about this.

I remember when my neighbor’s wife threatened him to kill if him; in that case the guy was hospitalised the next day for a heart condition. Because it was a very real threat. If you want to know more I will tell the whole story.

Similar is the case of Kinshuk. Some serious pressure has been created and it is unfortunate. Under such conditions, Kinshuk may not survive for a long time. That will be most ghastly – may God (Baba) forbid such a situation.

Namaskar,

Ram Sahay

———- Forwarded message ———-

From: amps central news <prs@anandamargacentral.org>

Date: Fri, Apr 29, 2011 at 9:29 AM

Subject: The United Ananda Marga

To: amps central news prs@anandamargacentral.org

About Purodha Pramukh Dada’s health.

On 26th April 2011, afternoon time, PP dada was feeling uneasiness and was taken to doctor. It was found that his BP is high and as such he was advised for thorough check up with some tests and complete rest. The next day the tests are done. ECG appears to have some complexities….

Ac. Kalyaneshvarananda Avadhuta

Public Relations Secretary,

AMPS Central

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From: “Seshagiri Das”

Subject: News: Modern Sikhandi & Chaos in Group Fight

Date: Sat, 16 Apr 2011 14:46:28 +0000

To: am-global@earthlink.net

Baba

== MODERN SIKHANDI & CHAOS IN GROUP FIGHT ==

Namaskar,

In the short span of time since the “Tiljala unity council” (Mar 25 – 27), disarray has mounted in this newly constructed tent faction. All know that this “tent” was made by piecing together various factions.

Just as a tent can be sewn together using different colour pieces, likewise the new tent faction has been formed by gluing together different groups. Those groups maintain their own prior identity – they do not lose or forgo their individual existence like B and EC etc.

Here are some key points that all should know:

1. Giita Didi’s group has not joined this tent. They have been fence-sitters from the very beginning because they felt they could not trust this tent coalition.

2. The NY faction joined only superficially. They have no real commitment towards the Tiljala unity tent. The NY SS has no desire to surrender to B group, but he did accept the post of SS NY. But he has kept NY legally separate from India / Tiljala etc. He has not even the faintest desire to change and come under their leadership. NY is separate and remains as such.

3. The EC / Third Front faction of India is split:

(a) Parmeshvarananda has joined the Tiljala group but in return he only got scraps from underneath the dinner table to chew on, i.e. the post of HPMG. That is why even his supporters are dissatisfied that their boss did not get the respect they anticipated and hoped for.

(b) Vandanananda, Karunanada, & Vishodgatananda (& many others), on the other hand, have no intention of joining. Rather they are quite furious and do not like the Tiljala unity tent at all. So they did not join.

(c) The scene amongst most of the third front workers is that of dissent. They feel that the in-charges are treating them like step-children – i.e. unwanted and uncared for. Why? Because all key posts and top chairs were grabbed up by B group.

4. Many family margiis reached there with the high hope that they would get included in various committees and boards. They thought they would get due representation, but they were not included so they are very disappointed & frustrated. Their only utility in the eyes of Tiljala was as a “head count”, i.e. building up the numbers.

ACCUSATION: “KINSHUKJI IS NOT A MARGII”

Now here is one thing that is very surprising, if not shocking. Many voices are now accusing Kinshukji of not even being a margii because for years and years no one saw him attending DC or DMS / seminar. Yet both of these programs are basic margii duties. For this reason they claim that he is not even a margii. Thus, because they claim he is not a basic margii, they feel it is unjust for him to have the top post.

IS KINSHUK REALLY IN CHARGE?

Indeed, just by the mere distribution of posts – with B group getting the large majority of posts (i.e. 32 out of 46 Central posts including mostly all the top posts), then anyone can understand that Kinshuk is not really in-charge. And if he is in-charge then he is not just. That is why the former is correct, i.e. that he is not really in-charge someone else is pulling the strings from behind. You can gusess who.

So these are some of the the bulleted points to consider. The tent faction was born just a few weeks ago amidst the big hoopla of unity, and now it is shrouded in disarray.

KINSHUK IS LIKE SIKHANDI:

B GROUP’S FRONT MAN IN TIME OF BATTLE

Today, people are telling that Kinshuk is like Sikhandhi (ie the impotent “warrior” from the Mahabharata era).

As we all know, back in the day, Sikhandi was used so Bheeshma would not kill and attack the soldiers. Bheeshma was a man of principle and he would not fight a eunuch. Hence the Pandavas placed Sikhandi in the front in order to ward off any attack by Bheeshma.

Similarly, B group has put Kinshuk as their top man in order to deflect any possible attacks. Just as the Pandavas knew that Bheesma would not attack them if Sikhandi was at the front, B group knows that if they put Kinshuk at the front then they will not be attacked. They can sit behind and do what they wish.

Here it should be perfectly clear that the analogy is only about Kinshuk as Sikhandi. No one should foolishly try to equate B group as being the Pandavas – that would be utterly ridiculous.

Only the point is that just as Sikhandi was used by the Pandavas to protect the army, likewise, Kinshukji is being used by B group to protect their tent faction.

My only concern is that while in the past Sikhandi was not attacked, it worries me to think that Kinshukji, a.k.a modern day Sikhandi, may be attacked. Indeed he is already getting attacked as people are accusing him of not being a margii. That is my chief concern. Beyond that the analogy fits like a glove.

Nowadays, people have begun accusing Sikhandi (i.e. Kinshukji) of putting his signature on all the postings, but in truth that was not Sikhandi’s order. Sikhandi does not know all those Dadas etc. That was not his idea.

So Sikhandi is harmless in all of this. His post was used and he was but a rubber stamp for the B group agenda. So while Sikhandi may have signed those posting orders or given his approval, certainly that order was crafted by someone else. Sikhandi could never have done such a thing. Rather Sikhandi’s duty is simply to protect those hiding behind him, just like the Sikhandi of old was used to protect Arjuna and the Pandava army.

But again here the analogy begins and ends with Kinshuk as Sikhandi. No one should wrongly think that B group is the Pandavas. That would be totally silly.

Here Sikhandi does not mean that anyone is physically impotent. That is not the sense. Sikhandi is merely a shield for the protection of others.

Even then we all have to think & wonder how far it will be successful. Many are doubtful as already people have started abusing Sikhandi.

In spite of this, those who masterminded this present day episode of Sikhandi have an incredible brain. They must be given due credit.

Namaskar,

Seshagiri

PRABHAT SAMGIITA

“A’mi toma’r pathei cali go a’r tava sure ga’n ga’i…” (PS 1756)

Purport:

O’ Baba, by Your grace I move only on Your path: I sing in Your tune and

dance to Your rhythm. My whole existence is moving in Your divine flow–

ensconced in Your sweet bliss. Baba, O’ my dearmost, You are the most

attractive One. I think and ideate only on You and I meditate only on Your

glory. Baba, 24hrs a day I am looking towards You; I want only You. Baba,

only You are my Goal; only You are my Desideratum. Baba, You are the

shining star of my life.

Baba, by Your grace we are so close. We are tied up in a bond of love.

Baba, You are the ray of hope & happiness in my life. Baba, I am like the

dark evening of the rainy season– my life is full of problems and

difficulties; and You are like the soft night-queen flower (rajaniigandha’

[1])– You are the Personification of all that is sweet. Baba, by Your

fragrant touch, my whole life becomes fragrant. Baba, by Your grace my life

is saturated with Your heavenly aroma– my existence is saturated with Your

grace.

Baba, I am jiiva and You are Shiva. I am wrought with imperfections and

defects and You are blemishless and pure. Baba, I am like the winter sky

that is enveloped by the fog. My life is filled with problems. Baba, You

are like the crimson effulgence of the morning’s new dawn. With the

brilliance of Your presence all my problems disappear. Baba, You bring

charm and bliss into my life. You make everything beautiful. Baba, without

You my life is meaningless– unbearable. Baba, by dyeing my mind in Your

color, my whole existence rushes towards Your divine land– towards You.

Baba, because of Your grace-compassion, I am marching only towards You.

Baba, You have done everything for me…

NOTE FOR ABOVE PRABHAT SAMGIITA #1756:

[1] Rajaniigandha’: (Night Queen Flower) This is one of the most fragrant

and aromatic flowers; it emanates a delicious, sweet smell all around for

miles and miles. The wonderful scent of the rajaniigandha’ makes any

environment charming. For this reason in the above song the sadhaka is

saying that Parama Purusa is like the rajaniigandha– because He emanates

unending sweetness all around. In contrast, the sadhaka compares himself to

the suffocating, humid evening in the rainy season. Because that humid

evening has so many negative characteristics such as heavy air and the

onslaught of buzzing mosquitoes and pestering insects. Thus the torturous

humid evening represents the sadhaka’s problem-filled life. But when the

sweet aroma rajaniigandha’ comes in contact with the sticky, humid evening,

then everything becomes sweet and charming. Then that humid evening gets

transformed into something wonderful. Similarly even though a sadhaka’s

life might be filled with countless problems and obstacles, but with the

divine arrival of Parama Purusa, everything becomes charming and blissful.

All of one’s problems immediately disappear– vanish, because of His sweet

presence. That is why in the above song the sadhaka compares Baba with the

rajaniigandha’ flower.

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Not Easy To Bring Into Practice

Baba says, “While helping the poor people your vanity may increase. You

may think: ‘I have done this, I have done that. I am not an ordinary man.’

This is a psychic disease. Actually, vanity is a psychic disease, a psychic

ailment. But if, while helping a man, a poor man, or a diseased person, you

ascribe Godhood to him, that is, if you think, ‘I am not helping a man, I am

helping God in human structure,’ then vanity will not be encouraged. What

will be the reaction within the person? ‘This body, this mind, this wealth

has been given to me by Parama Purus’a, and Parama Purus’a has come before

me, God has come before me, as a suffering person, and I am paying back

that thing to Him. That is, the actual owner of this body, the actual

owner of this mind is He, and His wealth I am paying back to Him.’ So

there will be no vanity.” (DKG, p.197-98)

Note: Despite that fact that we are all aware about Baba’s above

teaching, nonetheless it is the common human weakness that we forget

about this point. Yet we all know His above guideline has great and

eternal benefits. For that reason we need to be reminded about this

divine guideline again and again. Adherence to this principle helps

establish one in the stance of divinity & immortality.

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From: “maheshvar”

To: am-global@earthlink.net

Subject: NY Plot: Important Letter to Kinshuk – Plse Fwd

Date: Tue, 05 Apr 2011 13:11:48 +0000

 

Baba

 

== NY PLOT: IMPORTANT LETTER TO KINSHUK – PLSE FWD ==

 

Namaskar,

All around there is much euphoria in the wake of the recent “unity” meeting in Kolkata. People are very optimistic; they think that under Ac Kinshuk ji’s reign, the administration will welcome the golden era into our Marga wherein all factions are united.

 

I also noticed that Tiirthananda was given the post: SS of NY sector. That was very surprising to see. Why is it that Ac Kinshuk ji totally ignored the situation in NY sector.

 

In short, why has Ac Kinshuk given the post of Sectorial Secretary to Tiirthananda when Tiirthananda himself has nothing to do with the Kolkata unity. All of Tiirthananda’s actions lead in a different direction.

 

By reading this letter anyone can understand well.

 

 

THE CRUX OF THE MATTER

 

Here is the key matter: Why would the new, so-called Unity AM Kolkata team make Dada Tiirthananda SS of NY Sector when they (Kolkata & Co.) are not stipulating changing back the bylaws of NY Sector.

 

As everyone knows, a few years back NY sector wrongly changed the legal by-laws of AMPS in NY. Since the beginning, all the sectors including NY were to be controlled by AMPS HQ in India. That is the system.

 

When Tiirthananda had the by-laws changed, he actually still wanted to be part of AMPS Central and included in the Ranchi DMS & functions. At that time, AMPS was working with him to update the by-laws. The reason given for changing the by-laws at that time was to protect the sector from a Tiljala takeover. But Tiirthananda & his NY followers deceptively changed the NY sector by-laws such that they need not follow any Central administration of AM. Now NY sector is 100% totally independent and autonomous.

 

By this example one can see that Tiirthananda comes close to created “trust” and then he betrays that trust. So no one should ever put an ounce of faith in him. Tiirthananda engages in backstabbing actions again and again. That is his regular pattern.

 

Essentially, AM Inc (i.e. Tiirthananda’s breakaway organisation in NY) has turned Baba’s mission into a capitalist real estate agency

 

Of course all of this is completely against Baba’s given organisational codes and policies. Baba created the AMPS organisation with a central headquarters in India. And that central administration is to control and oversee all offices and all sectors around the globe.

 

But Tiirthananda hijacked NY sector and made his own separate organisation where he has crowned himself as king of those margiis. In this way, NY has become a totally independent entity separate from the main structure, AMPS. Tiirthananda controls the by-laws and registry in NY. The name is Ananda Marga but it has nothing to do with our central office in India.

 

So why did the so-called Unity AM Kolkata team allow Tiirthananda to rule NY under such conditions – where NY is totally separate and independent and he is SS, i.e. top post. Could the new Unity AM administration be so weak they cannot make the requisite decisions to strengthen their administration?

 

 

OUR FOLLOW-UP QUERIES

 

A few of us approached some Tiljala Dadas about why they would appoint an SS like Tiirthananda who has set-up his own organisation for the past 6 years legally separate from India.

 

The answer they gave was that he looked sincere and attended many meetings. What a convoluted answer that was – a total run-around.

 

We were also told that the senior Dadas are not blind. Just they would rather wait until the legal case is over to deal with the by-law issue.

 

However, common sense tells us:

1. The legal case could take years;

2. Tiirthananda has built a sector that is psychologically separate from India despite his parlaying the post and some senior NYS margiis going with him to the March meeting.

 

Furthermore, Vishvadeva (a longtime NY ACB member and an adherent of Tiirthananda) announced in Kolkata that they have no intention of changing the bylaws back.

 

There is also the question about the role AM North America, the organization set up to let Tiljala function in NYS after Tiirthananda blocked all immigration and access to retreats etc. Of course now Tiirthananda become executive of their board and takes over the St Louis property. Indeed, just over a year ago, NY OS Rainjitananda (a Tiirthananda cadre) contacted AM North America (i.e. Tiljala’s organisational front in NY) threatening them with legal action for using the name Ananda Marga.

 

So what is in it for Unity AM to have Tiirthananda as a SS? What is the payoff for India?

 

 

TIIRTHANANDA AND MOVES MADE IN NY

 

Tiirthananda is known as a compulsive liar and politician. He will play both sides. He also is not stating his full support of the new merger. The board members of AM Inc, an independent body separate from Centre, feel they are owners now of NY sector properties.

 

Vinay Hemmelgarn moved into the Denver unit and no Tiljala or Ranchi Wt can come into the jagriti. The margiis are upset about this as they have known Dharmapremananda a long time. But Vinay rules that he is the landlord & owner and there is some “tantric principle” that makes the other groups not allowed to be near his son. So they are not welcome.

 

Tiirthananda margiis are tutored at retreats to be blatantly anti-Tiljala and anti-Ranchi with Tiirthananda being the new moral leadership. Where is all this going?

 

Many are aware that Tiirthananda has ideas to lure Georgetown Sector and Berlin Sector into partnership with NYS and form a separate Ananda Marga. I don’t think this plan has been abandoned. NY is now a separate organisation and he wants to include other sectors in this organisation. That is Tiirthananda’s grand vision along with his EC cohorts.

 

 

LIST OF KEY ISSUES

 

Here follows a list of critical issues related with the NY Sector by-law matter. Please know that AM Inc is the alternate organisation of NY Sector created by Tiirthananda and his NY ACB followers like Vishvadeva and Vinay etc. Senior margiis of NY such as Pashupati (of North Carolina), Cirasmita (of Vermont), and Vishvamitra (of North Carolina) all go along with the EC program.

 

1) The existing NYS AM Inc board does not recognize any authority from India administrations, neither Kolkata nor Ranchi. Even then he got the post of SS in the wake of of the recent Tiljala unity meeting.

 

2) Tiirthananda is not legally answerable to the Tiljala Unity AM GS unless he so chooses. Of course the new GS, Dada Bhaveshananda, is the ex Tiljala president and friendly with tiirthananda. Here it should be noted that Tiirthananda used to go visit Tiljala and the Tiljala WTs did not want him in the building. It made a lot of clash and he would be blocked from entering. The last trip, just over 2 years ago, Tiirthananda only went to visit the then president of Kolkata faction Bhaveshananda, whom he has some connection with (due to geo-sentiment of both being from South). And now Bhaveshananda is GS of Tiljala.

 

3) AM Inc still has control over immigration policies in NYS, not Unity AM. That means AM Inc controls (and sponsors) which outside workers are able to legally enter NYS as a wholetime worker of Ananda Marga – and not just as a regular tourist. After all anyone can enter a country with permission of the local government but to enter as a missionary worker, i.e. Wt, it needs the sponsorship of the organisation. And now Tiirthananda has complete control over this for NY sector.

 

After 9-11, then President Bush put immigration into the jurisdiction of the homeland security. Homeland Security functions without having to have permission from congress for enforcing the laws of the land. Religious workers are now scrutinized carefully and R1 visas (religious worker visa) are worth their weight in gold. Some workers come in on business visas to circumvent Tiirthananda’s block, but technically a religious worker needs an R1. No religious nonprofit, especially foreign, can afford attention from immigration for having a visa in the wrong category.

 

Note: Here it should be understood by all that AM Inc is an incorporated, independent organisation that is self-ruled and free of all connections with India.

 

4) Tiirthananda maintains his independent status yet also holds a Tiljala / Unity AM SS post as a worker. This is a split loyalty.

 

5) AM Inc does not have to give disclosure of sectorial funds.

 

6) AMURT under AM Inc does not have to disclose accounting, fund sources, or dispersal of relief funds. NYS AMURT is not under Unity AM nor does Unity AM have access.

 

7) All AM Inc properties are not part of Unity AM. They are considered owned and lorded over by the NYS board members according to the bylaws. Jagrities and master units have their own boards, but SS can circumvent the board and control the property as he wishes.

 

8) AM Inc board chooses their own NYS SS, not the Tiljala Unity AM. The by-laws were changed to state that New York sector can approve or select their own SS independent of the GS. This has caused much criticism of the anti organizational stand of Tiirthananda.

 

Indeed, in the future people will understand the history, and Tiirthananda will be treated as the #1 problem creator for achieving real unity. He has done enormous harm to the organisational structure which Baba planned and made. Tiirthananda is the greatest traitor. Baba wanted to unite one and all and Tiirthananda made independent NY sector independent. This is the horrific example he set. It is just like the cheat who started mixing papaya seeds in with black pepper. This created one negative trend. By that definition Tiirthananda is great sinner. Others will copy him and all lands will be “independent”. That is the possibility. Unfortunately right now people are not realising this.

 

9) It is very surprising that the Tiljala team has given Tiirthananda the post of SS without demanding a formal apology for his anti Bengali campaigns since 2005. It is well known that Tiirthananda was harassing Tiljala workers, withholding relief funds from Tiljala workers, blocking access to units and retreats, and denying immigration status for workers, and has not rectified these issues in the sector.

 

10) Workers of AM inc report to Tiirthananda, not SS of Unity AM. The non posted workers (personal friends of Tiirthananda) and EC related workers are independents and do not support the PP or the merger. The regular workers hold posts still with Ranchi. Many independents are erratic in their duties and discipline protocols.

 

11) Any work with AM of North America, set up for the Tiljala administration to function after being blocked and discriminated against, does not overlap into AM, Inc. Tiirthananda takes control of AM North America assets and property, but offers nothing in return to the Tiljala administration.

 

12) AM, Inc does not acknowledge Kinshuk as legal PP as they claim PPs are selected illegally. Yet 3 members of the board senior margiis traveled to Tiljala last week with Tiirthananda saying they support the merger and PP. Some even want positions as global advisors to PP.

 

13) Tiirthananda has not made the statement that he is part of Unity AM and that he will change back the bylaws as a gesture of support. He says he has no intention of doing this. Indeed, Tiirthananda is still part and parcel of EC overseas workers and claims himself as a non-supporter of third front India.

 

14) Under AM, Inc, there are no consistent TP, RDS, or financial policies.

 

15) In the case of Ranchi winning the indiscipline legal case, they legally take over NYS properties and assets. They are asking for recoup of all sectorial funds spent since Tiirthananda left Ranchi. For more about this see Note #4 below.

 

 

THE KEY QUESTION

 

In essence, what is the Tiljala Unity AM getting from NY sector via Tiirthananda? Why has the OS Dada not been changed to have a conduit to Unity AM in case of fraudulence by Tiirthananda?

 

If on this very matter, Kinshukji is incapable of doing anything then that will be proof of his lack of courage and strength. The saddest thing will be that the current level euphoria in AM will be very short-lived. It will be like the euphoria of a newly married couple that gets married only to file a divorce a week later.

 

Please write in with your thoughts. Plus kindly forward this important letter about the situation in NY to Kinshukji.

 

Namaskar,

Maheshvar

 

 

Note 1: TIIRTHANANDA’S DEALINGS IN MEXICO

 

Let’s all hope that the Tiljala / Unity AM insists that Tiirthananda stop harassing AM Mexico to change their bylaws to come under AM Inc and take personal control of the bank account left to AM Mexico by the ex vice-president Gagan. This has set up an unworkable situation where the president will not comply with Tiirthananda; hence he is targeted by Tiirthananda Wts so much, and he will no longer work with any EC acarya.

 

It is beyond necessity to use acaryas (Didi Ananda Usa and the present RS Dada Aardvhendhu) to turn a man’s wife and children against him in hopes of breaking him down to get the AM bank account. The retreats are held to seduce the margiis with the goal of turning them against the president and breaking up his board, thereby making way to set up a board chosen by Tiirthananda. This should stop immediately. This is not a sector that is neo humanistic or following any form of benevolence to the margiis who still care enough to support it.

 

 

Note 2: TALK OF THE TOWN

 

Tiirthananda has more ties with EC overseas. Citkrsnananda will not involve himself with the merger and still thinks Kolkata is illegitimate admin. I believe Citkrsnananda will move into the leadership position of the overseas EC.

 

Except for Maheshvarananda (PROUT) and Tiirthanananda (SS NYS), no other EC personnel recognizes the admin or Kinshuk. Didi Giita also did not come in on the merger. So there are more groups sprouting up instead of going in the direction of a monolithic AM society as it was before 1990.

 

 

Note 3: WHY TIIRTHANANDA’S WAYS ARE NEFARIOUS

 

The Tiirthananda gang sees nothing wrong with the way they are operating. Tiirthananda and his crew give the logic that they are saving NY sector from certain top Dadas of India. For this reason Tiirthananda & Co have separated themselves. That is their justification.

 

However, this is nothing but their bogus logic.

 

Their situation is akin to one nanny cutting off the head of a baby and saving the head. Then when the police come to arrest her, the nanny gives the justification that she chopped off the baby’s head to save that baby from parental abuse.

 

Similarly, in the name of saving NY sector from those Dadas in India, Tiirthananda has cut the organisation into pieces and separated NY completely. That is his faulty approach.

 

As for Tiirthananda’s relationship with the the NY board, the situation is quite clear. They get power and think they are running the sector, while Tiirthananda gets to stay as SS. And now with Tiljala appointing him as SS, he is back legit with the organization.

 

But all remember that Tiirthananda is a defector. The EC Dadas not posted with Ranchi all are all in this category. They are all just using the organization without being part of it any more. This is the breakdown of the system more than anything Rrudrananda and Nigamananda have done.

 

If you want to know more about Tiirthananda’s nefarious activities, just write and we will reply with further details and facts about his dealings.

 

 

Note 4: UNDER PRESSURE MARGIIS GOT TRAPPED

 

See how Tiirthananda has lassoed margiis of NY sector to cover the costs of the big lawsuit in NY with the Ranchi faction. The entire board, 4 margiis and 4 WTers, filed the lawsuit saying they are legitimate administration by their laws. It is obvious they will cover the lawyer costs. The WTs will technically not pay as they are sannyasii with no income. So Tiirthananda has used the bank accounts from the units in US even though he has the Swiss bank account and probably his own bank accounts too. This is also why he wants the AM Mexico account. To adjunct and spread out the financial liability, he has put most of the US units on as plaintiffs along with the board. This puts their boards, margiis who have had nothing to do with the bylaw changes, in line to pay a percentage of the legal costs.

Many feel that WTs and board members should pay all the costs since they wanted the bylaws changed and profit from it.

 

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Date: 13 Mar 2011 12:13:09 -0000

From: “Gurucharan Deva”

To: AM-GLOBAL

Subject: PP “On Sale”

Baba

 

== PP “ON SALE” ==

 

Namaskar,

As we know on 25 – 27 March 2011, certain people with various intentions – both very good and very bad – are poised to appoint Kinshuk as “temporary PP”. Here are some thoughts on this matter:

 

 

POST OF PURODHA PRAMUKHA IS PERMANENT

 

1. As we know, Baba has designated the post of Purodha Pramukha as a lifelong position.

 

Baba says, “The purodhá pramukha will hold his post for life.” (Caryacarya Part 1, “Táttvika, Ácárya/á, Purodhá and Their Concerned Boards”)

 

2. If Kinshuk was going to be appointed as PP for his whole life then – at least on this aspect – that would be in concert with Caryacarya. Of course, whether he is actually qualified or not, we should should decide collectively about this. That is a separate matter. Here we are focusing on the point that PP is a lifelong position and Kinshuk is being appointed on a temporary basis.

 

 

RAMIFICATIONS OF A “TEMPORARY” PP

 

3. If anyone is openly disobeying Baba’s order and Caryacarya by appointing a “temporary” PP then that is “pramatta” – i.e. when the beginning is bad then the middle and end will also be bad. A temporary PP directly contravenes Baba’s mandate. In that case multiple parties are at fault: Those appointing this temporary PP, those accepting this temporary PP, and the designated PP himself.

 

Here I am not blaming those silent spectators who are hoping for the best, rather the above words are aimed towards the players of this episode. At the same time, any and all spectators must have vivek; I do not understand how good, kind-hearted people can remain silent on this very matter.

 

4. Hence to appoint Kinshuk as a temporary PP runs directly contrary to Baba’s teaching. There is no justification for this wrongdoing. All involved are going explicitly against Baba’s guideline.

 

5. In conclusion, calling a meeting to announce Kinshuk as the temporary PP is bogus because the PP post is not a temporary position. It is a permanent one.

 

6. Some opportunists desire that Kinshuk should be a temporary PP as it serves their selfish purpose. But we are to stand on Baba’s ideological principles.

 

7. If we allow a temporary PP this time, then who knows what might happen in future. To bring name and fame to the Marga, certain politicians, famous movie stars, sports heroes, filmy singers etc may all be appointed temporarily as PP in order to heighten the status of AM. Some might claim this would generate public interest and impress teenagers.

 

8. There are many organisations who do like this. With big pomp and show they invite many pseudo-culture icons to be part of their board as they think this will increase their image in society. This is a totally negative trend and we must not do like this.

 

 

AM IS A WAY OF LIFE

 

9. Our Ananda Marga is a way of life – it is not based on pomp and show; it is based on dharmic conduct. If one is truly qualified based on their strict adherence to 16 Pts to become PP, then they should commit their entire life to this endeavour. That is the only way as that is Baba’s strict mandate.

 

Baba says, “The purodhá pramukha will hold his post for life.” (Caryacarya Part 1, “Táttvika, Ácárya/á, Purodhá and Their Concerned Boards”)

 

10. Every aspect of our AM way of life demands a lifelong commitment. In the public or private sectors people do their jobs for a short time. But in AM most everything is permanent. Becoming a wholetimer is a lifelong commitment; one must immerse oneself in that flow for the whole life, not just 1 month or 20 weeks etc. It is a lifelong decision; if any avadhuta leaves they will be punished and they have to go through specific processes to come back.

 

Same is the case with PP. If he does not commit to the post for his whole life and he leaves after a short time, then he is to be treated in the same manner as a fallen Wt. There is no difference in this regard.

 

Baba says that in AM no one is above rules of Caryacarya. So this case is very delicate. If Kinshuk leaves the post prematurely he must be dealt just like we deal with those Wts who leave.

 

Why? Because our Marga is a way of life that demands commitment.

 

Even anyone who becomes a margii must make permanent lifestyle changes. Their whole way of living becomes changed forever: diet, fasting, sadhana, asanas etc.

 

So our Marga is a way of life, not a political party – a strong lifelong commitment is needed. Having a temporary PP is wholly against our AM ideals. The PP post is permanent as per Baba’s mandate.

 

 

SUMMARY

 

11. In substance, following are the key points:

a) The post of PP is a permanent position that is lifelong. There cannot be any compromise in this regard.

b) If anyone leaves the post of PP prematurely, then they are to be treated as fallen a WT, i.e disqualified. And they must go through all the lengthy procedures to be reinstated.

 

 

BABA’S MANDATE

 

12. Here below Baba guides us how to respond to those who are going against Baba’s teaching and contravening Caryacarya by appointing Kinshuk as a temporary PP. We have to keep in mind that disobeying the word and spirit of Caryacarya is itself abusive to our organisation (AMPS) and ideology (Ananda Marga).

 

Baba says, “If anybody offers abusive language against our organisation or ideology our worker is not to be drifted away by opposite views. He is to stand on the ideological fundamentals even if the opposition come from a respectable Ananda Margii. The worker is to pay a deaf ear to such things. He is not to pay credence to anything that goes ultravarious to our ideology.” (37 Workers Rules, pt #34)

 

Namaskar,

Gurcharan

 

Note 1: ABOUT THE HEADING: “ON SALE”

 

Anything that is available in the market at a very cheap, discounted price is “on sale”. The post of Purodha Pramukhs is a very dignifeid post in our Marga. It is a lifelong commitment and only those fully dedicated and have no other desire than to serve humanity should consider this post. Then and only then can they be selected as Purodha Pramukha – otherwise not. The PP post is an invaluable position and one must dedicate their entire life to this task. There is no other way. So when some are appointing a temporary PP, then we can say it is cheap and that the post of PP is being offered at a discount, i.e. “on sale”.

 

 

Note 2: READ MORE ON THIS TOPIC

 

If anyone wishes to read further on this topic, please see this posting:

 

http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2011/03/date-fri-11-mar-2011-194122-0400-to-am.html

 

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Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2011 19:41:22 -0400
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: Baba Story: Creation of WT / PP
From: JULES

Baba

== BABA STORY: CREATION OF WT / PP ==

Namaskar,
This following real incident that was exposed by Baba in reporting neatly parallels the present day scenario of creating a new PP on Mar 25, 26, 27.

STORY: DECEPTIVE PLOY FOR POWER
In the 80’s when there was intense pressure to create Wts, one avadhuta came up with a special ploy. In those days, workers would get higher posts and all kinds of rewards for creating a new Wt. To satisfy his selfish agenda of getting a higher post, here is what that one worker / avadhuta did.

This Wt convinced one margii to become a fake WT. The plan was for this margii to (a) go to training centre, (b) live there for a few months, (c) become an acarya, and (d) graduate from TC and get posted in the field. All along that margii was to maintain strict secrecy. The Wt furthermore told that, “Once you get a posting our agreement is over and you may do as you wish. Since I am requesting you to do all this, I will pay you double your normal salary while you carry out my plan.”

The plan proceeded accordingly and by this way the avadhuta got the credit for creating a new Wt and the margii got trained and posted as an acarya and then left his acaryaship to resume his prior margii life.

Shortly thereafter, the avadhuta who arranged this came for reporting. Then in front of one and all Baba exposed this worker. The Wt got a serious beating and lost everything he had gained, i.e. his post and prestige was now all gone. Indeed Baba exposed the whole story.

A similar event is happening now with those who are trying to make Kinshuk into the new PP. Just see.

In the aforementioned incident, one avadhuta contracted and paid a margii to act as a Wt temporarily, so that he (the avadhuta) could gain more power. Of course we all know that being a Wt is a lifelong commitment; it is a permanent position. But that avadhuta coaxed the margii to do it temporarily for his own personal gain.

The situation going on now of making Kinshuk into PP is 100% the same. It is perfectly analogous to the above story.

Baba Himself has designated the PP post as a permanent, lifelong position. Yet now the position of PP has been reduced to a mere few months as certain groupists prepare to place Kinshuk in the chair so that they (B group) can grab the power. Of course Kinshukji is a family man with many personal responsibilities, so B group has promised to compensate Kindshuk handsomely for obliging them. In this way Kinshuk is going to become PP, then B group will reap the rewards, and soon after Kinshuk will leave the post and return to his normal family matters and business pursuits. Such is the scheme B group has devised. Hence theirs is a mirror image of the above noted incident with the avadhuta who turned one margii into a “Wt” for his own personal gain.

The only difference between then and now is that earlier Baba was there to whip that deceitful avadhuta and expose him to the bone and whereas today one has to to use their vivek to see through the smokescreen.

We must not compromise our standard. We must safeguard Baba’s teachings and maintain the integrity of the PP post.

MUST ADHERE TO BABA’S GUIDELINES

We are human beings; our minds are limited and we do not know everything. On all fronts though we saw that Baba is Almighty. He has perfect knowledge.

Those who know this very fact and all sane human beings will never try to use their brain to find fault in Baba’s rules and regulations, nor will they try to change Baba’s mandates. Those who do try to change Baba’s teachings are not proper disciples. Our duty is to try to understand, follow, and execute Baba’s guidelines in the right way and get the proper result – including with the creation of a new PP.

DEFECTIVE MENTALITY

Those searching for a flaw(s) in Baba’s teachings suffer from a defective mentality. With that silly mindset, they will see “flaws” or “weaknesses” in Baba’s every teaching. Such persons will be prone to change all our AM guidelines – including the duration of PP’s tenure. They do such things not because the philosophy is faulty but because of their own stupidity and ignorance.

Baba has designated the tenure of PP to be lifelong; it is a permanent position. Baba’s teaching about this in Caryacarya is ideal; We should not compromise. Those who do so suffer from a defective mentality.

MANY BENEFITS OF LIFELONG POSTING

There are many, many benefits to following Baba’s guidelines and having the post of Purodha Pramukha as a lifelong position.

1. When the post of PP is permanent then the Purodha Pramukha does not have to worry about losing his post and he can focus fully on his work and make tough decisions. That means the PP can strictly adhere to AM mandates without concern that fickle-minded people will try and oust him. By this way dharma will be maintained.

2. When the PP post is lifelong then it will not be politicized in that one will not have to campaign to keep their post, nor will the PP be prone to or become a victim of public pressure. Whereas if the post of PP is for the short-term, then when the PP leaves the position he may face backlash and victimisation.

3. And of course, despite all logic, after all, this is Baba’s given system that the post of PP is lifelong. So we should follow Guru’s mandate whether we understand it or not. We are merely mortal human beings prone to error and we should not change the rules and regulations of Parama Purusa. This point alone is enough for any proper Ananda Margii to understand that the post of PP must be lifelong.

4. In every religion, the top postholders have lifelong tenure. By this way their designated rituals and traditions are carried from generation to generation. Then mullahs, rabbis, or priests can hold strong to their religious mandates without fear of repercussion from the masses. Because of this lifelong tenure, the Catholic church has carried on with their old dogmas from one century to the next. Of course in Ananda Marga there is no dogma so all those dharmic teachings will be kept in tact by keeping PP post as a permanent position.

5. Here the point is that we will be unable to maintain the sanctity of our darshan (philosophical) and shruti (spiritual) shastras if we keep changing the PP. With a lifelong tenure, the Purodha Pramukha need not be sidelined by any other worldly matters like job security or winning popularity contests. Only the PP will adhere to Baba’s tenets. As was noted in the previous point, the religions use this system of lifelong appointments and they have kept their scriptures and rituals in tact.

6. Everything in AM needs a lifelong commitment. In the public or private sectors people do their jobs for a short time. But in AM most everything is permanent. Becoming a wholetimer is a lifelong commitment; one must immerse oneself in that flow. It is a lifelong decision. Plus anyone who becomes a margii must make permanent lifestyle changes. Our Marga is not a political party; it is a way of life. By this way people are highly dedicated and get truly transformed. Having PP be a permanent position is wholly consistent with our AM ideals.

7. Top of all Baba is Parama Purusa and with His infinite wisdom and knowledge He Himself decided that the post of Purodha Parmukha will be lifelong. This is enough proof for any devotee to realise that this is best for our AM society. So we should follow Baba. He is the Sadguru and we are just His disciples.

MORE ABOUT WHY PP MUST BE A PERMANENT POST

Regarding the post of Purodha Pramukha, Baba’s given system is permanent. PP should be, nay must be, a strong and dharmic personality. If the post is not secure, then the PP position itself will be weak. In that case he will just be overpowered by group sentiment and public opinion. The post of PP must be above that.

Some naive people may worry that if the PP post is lifelong then that PP may do wrong. But this is a silly idea as the Purodha Board has full authority to overrule PP should the need arise. The only reason so many wrongs were committed under thew watch of PP Shraddhananda is that the purodhas those days selected Shraddhananda with the idea of manipulating him. Indeed Sarvatmananda did that just after 1990 and thereafter it was Rudrananda who dominated PP Shraddhananda. In both instances that outcome was not good and more about this is written down below. Here again, the point is that when purodhas have a proper vision in mind then their selected PP will be dharmic, not a stooge. Then the lifelong appointment of PP will bear much fruit and one need not worry of PP doing wrong etc.

In the US, the high judges / justices are given lifetime appointments and they do not do reckless things. Rather, with that job security they are able to focus on the law and not concern themselves with public opinoin. So just because a post is a lifelong appointment does not mean it will be misused. The right person will hold the post honourably and do proper work.

PP can retire due to health concerns, but margiis / acaryas cannot force him to retire. When the post is subject to margii protest then that is not a religious organisation but rather a political one.

When AM philosophy is so rational then the darshan shastra and dharma shastra / shruti shaastra will never be changed. The post and power allotted to PP is all based on scriptures given by Baba. In that case margii protest is not the deciding factor.

THE SHRADDHANANDA FACTOR

Some may look back on the years of this post 1990 era and wrongly conclude that PP Shraddhanandaji was the cause and we should avoid (again) having PP as a lifelong post. But in truth all those wrongdoings were not the fault of Shraddhananda. The blame goes to those groupists who made him PP. Such so-called purodhas effectively placed that post in Shraddhanandaji’s hands because they knew he could not do the job and therefore they would hold the power. They knew he would be the perfect spineless stooge and they could have their way. That was the way Sarvatmananda was thinking and that later on that was Rudrananda’s outlook as well. Use the PP Dada as a pawn to grab the power.

And indeed that is exactly what happened. Just after assigning Shraddhananda as PP then those same purodhas instantly started changing Baba’s divine guidelines in Caryacarya and tearing down all His given systems like the Bhukti Pradhan & ACB systems and curtailing margii rights. Plus so many other heinous crimes they committed.

So here the whole point is that those purodhas were not trying to select a proper PP back in 1990. Rather they sought a spineless person whom they could control and manipulate and with whom they could put forth their agenda. For this reason Shraddhananda was made PP.

Unfortunately a similar event is happening right now with the selection of Kinshuk as PP. In order to further their groupist agenda they selected Kinshuk as that would dupe margiis into believing that a new era had begun and family people would be respected and given a voice; when in reality their agenda is to bring people into their camp and rule the roost. That is what B group wants in this present situation.

Hence, whenever the purodhas are not proper then they will select the wrong person as PP. Thus it is not PP’s fault, nor is it the fault of Baba’s system. All blame goes to those selfish purodhas.

When the purodhas are proper then the right PP will be selected and that will be of great value to our entire AM family. That PP – with his lifelong tenure – will do all kinds of great works.

BABA’S SYSTEM IS PERFECT

Baba is Parama Purusa and His system of making PP a lifelong position is perfect; it does not have a flaw. The flaw is in using that system. It is just like if a car is very good but if a person puts liquid cow dung in the gas tank and not petrol, then if the car does not function it is not the car’s fault but the user’s fault. Here the central idea is that thinking to change Baba’s system is not a good idea just because up till now the chair of PP has been misused.

Likewise, if a cat urinated on PP’s chair that does not mean that PP cannot sit on a chair ever again and he should sit on the floor forever. Just because up till now the person in the post of PP has not been proper does not mean that we should abandon Baba’s system.

Consider this: Baba is telling that democracy is foolocracy and our system should selecto-electoral. That then is the proper system. According to our view, all should not have the right to vote; that is our AM policy. But in the current political arena, this is an abhorrent idea in the present day society. They will oppose our system, but as we know the truth is that most of the public are fools and therefore they should not get the right to vote. In all ways Baba’s system is proper – regardless what others think.

Baba’s system is the the post of PP is lifelong and that is what we should follow. Any hint of problem starts with having undeserving purodhas like Sarvatmananda and Rudrananda etc. Changing Baba’s system and keeping corrupt purodhas will not solve anything. That will just multiply the problems.

Baba has given both the political system (Prout) and the AMPS organisational system. In both cases, the power is centralised, not decentralised. With that power, a dharmika can quickly lead the society forward. That is why PP post should not be weak and subjected to being a temporary position. That will compromise the post of PP. A weak leader (powerless) cannot do anything.

And of course, despite all logic, after all, this is Baba’s given system that the post of PP is lifelong. So we should follow Guru’s mandate whether we understand it or not. We are merely mortal human beings prone to error and we should not change the rules and regulations of Parama Purusa. This point alone is enough for any proper Ananda Margii to understand that the post of PP must be lifelong.

Namaskar,
Yogendra

PRABHAT SAMGIITA

“Tumi ele, a’lo a’nale, a’ndha’r du’re sare gelo…” P.S. #1036

Purport:

Baba, You have come and brought a showering of grace and divine effulgence along with You. By Your auspicious advent the thick fog of cimmerian darkness has been vanquished. And all the fear which I had has vanished in a flash– by Your grace.
Baba, You are so magnificent. With Your soft, sweet smile You have told me, ‘Look towards Me and remember that I am the Fear of fear. By taking My name and ideating on Me, then fear itself gets terrified’.   Baba, You also have said to me, ‘By taking proper ideation look towards Me.’
O’ my Dearmost Baba, You have also lovingly told me:
‘You must not forget that in this cosmic play the divine rule is not that there is only effulgence and no darkness. Or that there are only rose flowers and no thorns; or only high tidal waves of bliss and no stretches of sadness. This Divine play has both qualities, side by side– darkness and light.’
‘You should also always remember this divine truth: That I (BABA) am always along with you, all the time, in pleasure and pain. I love you– you are mine and I am yours. Remove and throw away all the loneliness and inferiority complexes from your mind. I am ever-gracious on you.’
Baba, You Yourself have blessed me like this. Baba You have come and  showered Your causeless grace on me…

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Date: Mon 07 Feb 2011 08:28:11 -0000

To: am-global@earthlink.net

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Subject: DMS News #6: Slow Death of One Dogma

 

Baba

 

== DMS NEWS #6: SLOW DEATH OF ONE DOGMA ==

 

Namaskar,

This is the second time it has officially happened. It is still not yet perfect

but it is a big improvement from the dogma that was in vogue for two

decades.

 

During the January 2011 DMS, when PP Dada (i.e. Senior Purodha

Vishvadevananda) entered the pandal, then everyone raised the banner

“Ananda Marga Amar Hai”, meaning “Ananda Marga is eternal” or “Long

Live Ananda Marga”.

 

So the dogma of raising the slogan, “Parama Pita Baba Ki – Jai!” upon

PP Dada’s entry was not done. After years and years of margiis objecting

to this dogma, they have gotten victory. Those at the helm no longer

adhere to this dogma. As I say – and as is described below – still the

situation is not perfect, but it is moving in the right direction, thanks to

the staunch efforts of rational Ananda Margiis.

 

At the January 2011 DMS, the “Parama Pita Baba Ki – Jai!” slogan was

not raised until PP Dada did sastaunga pranam in front of Baba’s photo.

Of course the best would have been if PP Dada himself was the first

to raise the Jai slogan, then no naive person could possibly think that

the slogan was being raised for him. Maybe next time he will do like

that as things are improving.

 

Of course, the dogma since 1990 has been that when the margiis

would raise the Jai slogan , then the reigning PP upon entering the

pandal would hold his palms together in blessing mode as if he is

receiving the Jai slogan from margiis, as if PP getting the recognition.

Thankfully this dogmatic era is now over, as we all know that the

Jai slogan is for Baba and Baba alone.

 

While those at the helm have mended their ways, this Jai slogan dogma

has not died entirely, but it is in the process of dying.

 

Here is the past, present and recent history and the whole story surrounding

this issue.

 

 

JAI SLOGAN IS FOR BABA:

 

THERE SHOULD NOT BE ANY CONFUSION

 

As we all know, our “Parama Pita Baba Ki – Jai!” slogan is raised in

Baba’s glory – and no other. He is the Sadguru; He is that Taraka Brahma

that took birth to bring us on His divine lap; He is the Polestar; and

He is the Goal of Life. For Ananda Margiis, only He is Baba. And we

raise the Jai slogan with one-pointed ideation on His name and form.

There is no second or third entity involved – only Him. Thus, there

should not be any ambiguity about our Jai slogan.

 

 

WHAT MARGIIS OBJECTED TO THE POST 90 DOGMA

 

Unfortunately since 1990, our Jai slogan has been misused at our DMS

gatherings and that has left many new people confused and led many astray.

 

Since 1990, this has been the scene at DMS. The pandal would be full of

margiis, waiting for DMS to begin. Everyone would sing kiirtan. At the

conclusion of kiirtan, one Dada at the mic would raise the “Parama Pita

Baba Ki – Jai!” slogan and all would join in. The volume and intensity

would mount and then suddenly PP Dada or some other high-posted Dada

convening DMS would come out on stage. Everyone present would continue

to raise the slogan and PP Dada would slowly walk towards his seat with

his hands folded at his heart, not saying anything, as if everyone was

doing the Jai slogan for him & in his honour, not Baba’s.

 

This is the crude way the slogan has been going on since 1990, and for

years and years many margiis and Dadas strongly objected. They brought

the point that PP Dada should also raise the Jai slogan and not stroll

into the pandal as if the slogan is in his honour.

 

But despite the many objections by margiis and Dadas, those top DMS

organisers kept everything as is, i.e. allowing PP and other big Dadas

to receive the Jai slogan. That was their standard practice; anyone who

has attended DMS knows this. History itself is the proof.

 

 

THIS WAS CONFUSING FOR MANY

 

Raising the Jai slogan in this dogmatic way was offensive to all bhaktas

and created much confusion about who the slogan is for and who Baba is,

especially for newer margiis and sympathizers. Certainly established

sadhakas were not confused but rather outraged, whereas countless others

were totally befuddled thinking that the slogan was for PP Dada etc.

 

Here’s why, there was so much confusion:

 

1) In India, the term “Baba” is commonly used for many by the general

public. All Hindu monks are called Baba; grandfathers are called Baba;

priests are called Baba; all in all, there are so many Babas in India.

All are Baba. Thus when at DMS the whole pandal is raising the “Parama

Pita Baba Ki – Jai slogan” and PP Dada walks across the stage, then so

many members of the general public, new people and sympathizers will

naturally conclude that in AM Baba refers to PP Dada. This is one common

misnomer that has occurred in the post 1990 era.

 

2) In all the religions and on all the paths, the guru-ship, papacy (i.e.

the pope), head priest, and Dalai Lama title etc are passed down from

one leader to the next, from one human being to the next. This is the

way it works. AM is unique in that Brahma Himself is the Guru and there

is no passing down of the Guruship. There is not another path on the

planet that operates in this way. Naturally, then new people are going

to think that since 1990, the top Dada or PP Dada is the new Guru. None

can imagine that still we Ananda Margiis hold Baba to be the Guru after

1990. Hence when we raise the “Parama Pita Baba Ki – Jai!”, they will

think it refers to the man walking across the stage with folded hands.

 

3) In AM, Baba is one. Baba refers to Shrii Shrii Anandamurtiji. There is

no other Baba. So when other paths do not follow the same one-pointed

approach as we follow, then they are bound to be confused about who we

mean when we say Baba.

 

These are but a few of the many reasons why the current DMS system has

been denounced by right-thinking Ananda Margiis. Raising the Jai slogan

and having PP Dada or some other top Dada walk across the stage is

misleading in so many ways. This is not the message we want to put

across. Even some good margiis got confused, especially in those early

years directly after ’90.

 

Here the point is that the way the Jai slogan has been raised at DMS has

been problematic for the past 2 decades, i.e. 20 yrs, and many have

rightly brought forth their concerns – only to fall on deaf ears. Those

top Dadas always ignored the matter.

 

 

NIGAMANANDA’S FATEFUL ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Then, out of the blue, at the 2010 Jamalpur DMS, Dada Nigamanandji,

the H group spokesman issued the following statement:

 

“When our chosen top Dada or PP walks out onto the stage, then do not

raise the Jai slogan. This slogan is only for Baba and none should get

confused. PP should enter silently, offer a garland to Baba’s photo, do

sastaunga pranam, then the slogan should be Jai raised, and then PP will

take his seat.”

 

This type of proclamation was given by Dada Nigamananda at the

Jamalpur DMS (2010). Even then, Dadaji did not get the situation

totally correct, plus there are many inconsistencies with Dadaji’s own

behaviour in this regard – all of which are explored further down in

this letter.

 

Suffice to say here that with regards to the Jai slogan at our DMS

functions, it would best if PP himself raises the slogan first and then

everyone else joins in. Then all would know that PP is raising the

slogan for someone because no one can raise their own slogan. The prime

minister cannot raise the slogan, “Long live the prime minister!” –

someone else has to do it. So when if PP himself raises the Jai slogan

first then all would understand that PP is not Baba. So that is the way

it should be done.

 

The Jai slogan at the 2010 Jamalpur DMS and 2011 January DMS

was better than before but it is still not ideal. For it to be proper, PP

himself has be the first to raise the slogan and he should raise it the

entire time. Then common people will understand that Baba is Shrii

Shrii Anandamurtiji. None will think that Baba means PP Dada or

that the slogan is in PP’s honour.

 

Beyond that there were some other noticeable peculiarities of Dada’s

stated approach.

 

 

WHY PEOPLE WERE LAUGHING AT NIGAMANANDA’S STATEMENT

 

Here is why many margiis and Dadas present at the 2010 Jamalpur DMS

were smiling and laughing at Nigamananda’s talk.

 

1. Firstly, Nigamananda talked about the Jai slogan as if he was

introducing a new practice in AM and no one knew how to raise the

slogan. When in fact, most of the margiis present have been raising the

Jai slogan properly for years and years. They were the ones complaining

that it should be raised for Baba and no one else. But in his stated

manner, Nigamananda approached the matter as if he was teaching

something entirely new that was unheard of in AM. That was one point of

humour.

 

2. Nigamananda talked about the Jai slogan as if for the past 20yrs he

and other top Dadas were not the ones who implemented the faulty and

dogmatic Jai slogan system. After all, Sarvatmananda started this dogma

in 1990 as a way to raise the platform of PP and get more power for

himself by controlling PP. Thereafter, for the past 12 years, Rudrananda

and Nigamananda cashed in on this same dogmatic approach.

 

3. And now suddenly, out of the blue, as if he never did any wrong and

as if no margii ever tried to correct the faulty Jai slogan approach,

Nigamananda walks on stage and with a straight face begins talking “the

finer aspects” of raising the Jai slogan. When all along he and his

cronies were the ones infusing the dogmatic ways, not anyone else.

 

For all these reasons and more, many good margiis and Dadas were amused

by Nigamananda’s approach at the Jamalpur DMS. Dadaji was the culprit

but he presents the situation as if he is the pure and dharmic one who

is coming forward to save the day. That was what all the humour was all

about.

 

 

WHY HE DID LIKE THAT

 

With our critical thinking skills and pointed intellect, we should

analyse the situation and understand what motivated Nigamananda to issue

such a statement.

 

1) The first reason is that Nigamananda knew for years and years

that the Jai slogan was not being done correctly but since he

is now getting aged he thought he should try and fix it before

he died – lest he be blamed in future for his wrong doing.

 

It is just like how Indira Gandhi lifted the Emergency / martial law

when she was losing her grip on the power. She was the one who imposed

martial law and when she was at the height of power she ridiculed those

who suggested that she end martial law, but when her demise was near

then she stopped martial law. She thought that at least she should at

least get the credit for reversing it. Such was her self-centered and

hypocritical approach.

 

And now it seems that Nigamananda is no different. He is sick and aged

and now has one leg in the funeral pyre and suddenly he has become

adamant to fix the way the Jai slogan is being done at DMS, when he

personally was in charge of doing it the wrong way for 20yrs.

 

Many say that this is one reason why Dadaji suddenly came forward.

 

2) Others are telling that Nigamananda was thinking that he himself

would become PP one day and that he would get that respect and that it

would be so amazing. But when he recently realised that he is not going

to get the top post, then he withdrew that way of doing the Jai slogan

at DMS. He thought that, “If I am not going to the top post then no one

should get such respect.”

 

Earlier Nigamananda thought that he himself would certainly become PP.

But with all the arm wrestling going on between him and Rudrananda, he

realised that he would never get the top chair.

 

So he thought that if I cannot get all that respect by having the whole

world chant the Jai slogan while I walk slowly across the stage, then no

one should get that opportunity.

 

It is akin to someone thinking, “If I cannot eat all the rasagolla then

no one should get any, better I should throw it to the dogs.”

 

It is with this defective mindset that all of a sudden Nigamananda ended

the dogmatic Jai slogan ritual at DMS.

 

3) Side by side there is this also going on. Nigamananda wants credit

for dismantling the wrong way of doing the Jai slogan but he is not

willing to apologise for having been the one to implement and carry out

this system in the first place. For 20 years he was one of the main

agents of this dogma – but he made no mention of that in his talk. He

simply delivered his announcement as if this is a totally new rule. When

in fact for years and years Nigamananda implemented the crude Jai slogan

ritual and he kicked margiis in the face for opposing this same dogmatic

Jai slogan.

 

For all these reasons and more it is a bit peculiar how now out of the

blue, Nigamananda is suddenly talking about how the Jai slogan gives the

wrong impression. Rather we can understand what is really going on

inside his mind. He is not concerned about undoing a dogma but rather

saving his own prestige.

 

 

DELIBERATE SINNER

 

All in all it has to be remarked that Nigamananda has not shown an iota

of repentance for his wrongdoing. He did not even hint that for years

and years he himself administered the Jai slogan for PP Dada. So he has

no repentance for his wrongdoing – otherwise he would have said something.

 

His only motivation for coming forward is ego – to save his own

prestige. He thinks that if he is not going to become PP then no one

should get that kind of power and respect. But even then he is not going

to admit his own wrongdoing as that would be self-incriminating. So he

simply talks as if he is implementing a new rule, not tearing down an

old dogma which he himself actively supported.

 

According to Baba, this type of crooked mind-set is that of a deliberate

sinner.

 

Baba says, “They know that they are surrendering their intellect to

dogma, and that the outcome will be undesirable; they know and

understand everything – why, even then, do they knowingly submit to it?

They are all deliberate sinners.” (NH-LOI, Disc: 6)

 

Only now when Dadaji is sadly suffering from a terminal illness is he

trying to get credit for fixing this wrongdoing, without admitting his

part in it.

 

It seems he is fearful of how he will be judge in the future. Otherwise

what was the need to come forward like he did at the Jamalpur DMS function.

 

Of course we all feel badly that Dadaji is in poor health and close to

his end, but best would have been if he had expressed some repentance

for his misdeed and sin.

 

 

WHAT SHOULD BE THE APPROACH:

 

PP HIMSELF SHOULD RAISE THE SLOGAN

 

So that was the drama about Nigamananda’s announcement at the 2010

Jamalpur DMS gathering. Now we should all come to consensus on this

deeply devotional issue.

 

Baba is our Polestar and the “Parama Pita Baba Ki – Jai!” is for Him

alone. To ensure no one at DMS thinks that the slogan is for PP Dada,

then PP Dada himself should be the first to raise the slogan and then

all others should join in and PP should continue to yell the slogan till

the very end. Then everyone present, even non-margiis and sympathizers,

will understand that our Jai slogan is for Baba and Baba is Shrii Shrii

Anandamurtiji, not anyone else.

 

 

SOCIETY IS IMPROVING, BUT NOT DADAJI

 

This is the era when society is moving ahead quickly. So many dogmas and

injustices are being corrected. Whole countries and governments – like

Canada and Australia – are issuing apologies for how they abused and

wiped out native peoples in the past. Priests are speaking out about

religious injustices, and social leaders are admitting their misdeeds of

old. In so many ways people are coming clean and fixing their wrongs.

That is the trend.

 

So it is a shame that Nigamananda could only go halfway. All he could do

was try and introduce a new rule, he failed to express repentance for

his wrongdoing the past 20 years.

 

By Baba’s grace, very soon Nigamananda will get the courage to show his

repentance in front of all. Till that time, everyone will see the truth

about him for what it is.

 

Right now it looks as though he has been sleeping the last 20yrs when

margiis were pointing out this wrongdoing, or Dadaji is a deliberate

sinner – or both. You the reader should decide.

 

 

BABA’S BLESSING

 

It is exclusively Baba’s grace that He has blessed us by coming and

taking us on His lap. All glory and honour go to Him – no one else. By

using the Jai slogan at DMS in the proper way, everyone will understand

that Baba is Shrii Shrii Anandamurtiji and that He alone is the Guru of

Ananda Marga.

 

Namaskar,

Mahesh

 

 

OUR SANSKRIT 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: MORE NEWS POSTINGS ABOUT JANUARY 2011 DMS

 

http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2011/02/dms-news-5-exploitation-artificial.html

 

http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2011/01/dms-news-4.html

 

http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2011/01/dms-news-3-holding-hands-women-men.html

 

http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2011/01/re-dms-news-3-holding-hands-women-men.html

 

http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2011/01/dms-news-2-two-different-protests.html

 

http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2011/01/news-hindu-dogmatic-movie-shown-sold-at.html

 

 

PRABHAT SAMGIITA

 

“Sukhe ele na’ko, shoke sa’ntvana’ dite ele…” (PS 3091)

 

Purport:

 

Baba, when I was feeling happy and content that time You did not come.

Those days I was so enamoured with myself and I was so involved in my

own glory that I did not even think to call You. So You did not come.

But when I lost all that happiness and when I become drowned in my

sorrows of self pity and when I was suffering and overwhelmed by various

problems, then by Your grace You immediately came and consoled me. Baba

in that desperate moment You graciously relieved me of my grief. Baba, I

did not ever feel that You are mine. In this life I was always suffering

from the vanity and ego of my own I-feeling. Those days I was thinking

that ‘I am everything’. Due to my ego I did not accept You as the

Supreme One– as my Goal. I did not take You as that most loving One who

can solve all my problems; I did not surrender at Your feet. Baba, even

then by Your grace You took advent deep inside my heart and became mine.

And now I understand that You are ever helpful and that You remain with

me always.

 

Baba, those days when I was overwhelmed by that severe suffering, I did

not outrightly tell You about my problems. I did not openly say

anything. I did not express my pain to You. But because You are

ever-present in my heart and because You are my eternal shelter, with

Your infinite compassion You fully understood the desperate state of my

mind– You understood my sorrow. And by Your grace You instantly poured

Your eternal sweetness and love. By Your grace You filled my whole

existence with Your divine bliss.

 

Baba, due to my ego and vanity I could not recognise you. You were

showering huge grace on me but I could not recognise that. I thought

that due to my own qualities everything was happening. In those happy

times I could not recognise You. Only did I begin to recognise You in my

sorrow. Baba, in my state of terrible suffering, when the mountain of

misery started falling on my head, then all my friends left me. I was

all alone. When I was happy then they were along with me but when I

became sunk in misery all those friends disappeared. Baba, You are the

exact opposite. When I was sunk in woe then by Your grace You

immediately came and removed all my pains and troubles. Baba You bathed

me in Your infinite love. Filling my I-feeling with Your bliss, You

surrounded me each and every second. Baba, You showered Your grace and

saturated my heart.

 

Baba, You are so gracious. You are love Personified. You have done

everything for me. Baba, I surrender at Your alter…

 

 

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Health Guideline: Diet Related

 

Baba says, “For proper digestion, fill the stomach half-way with food,

one quarter with water, and leave one quarter full of air.” (CC-3,

‘Procedure for Eating’)

 

Note: Every conscious margii follows this above point but sometimes for

certain people it becomes difficult to follow. Especially at retreats or

during feasts this rule is not so strictly followed by some. Whereas in

everyday life when they are in their own home this is not a problem.

Anyhow, the above guideline given by Revered Baba is highly significant

and we should follow it.

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Date: Sun, 24 Oct 2010 07:12:56 -0000
To: AM-GLOBAL 
From: J. Erikkson 
Subject: Your Jagrti is in Queue to be Sold: Part 3

Baba

“Toma’r ka’che ca’i na’ kono ma’n, ca’i na’ kono yash…” (P.S. 825)

Purport:

Baba, by Your grace I am not asking for any name, fame, or prestige from
You. These types of desires I do not have. By Your grace, I do not want to
plunge myself into the vanity of all those worldly things. Rather I want to
keep my mind exclusively focused upon Your lotus feet. This devotional
longing I have, by Your grace.

Baba, since the crimson rays of the dawn, You have colored my days with
the rainbow color. You have decorated everything. It is Your grace.
When evening falls, then I feel Your close proximity and Your divine
dance. I see Your liila in the form of countless stars shining in the sky.
Baba, all the time You are with me– in all the spheres of my life. You
make everything charming and colorful.

Baba, what You have graciously done for me is enough. You have granted
me everything. By hearing the chirping of the birds, I listen to Your
songs. In this way, I feel Your blissful presence. And when the sky is
covered with clouds and by the dance of the peacock, You create beauty in
my life.

Baba, everywhere I feel Your divine grace– Your eternal presence in
this divine liila. Baba, You are behind each and every expression of this
universe. You are in every form. Everywhere I feel Your presence. I am
never alone. In my good days and bad times, always You are with me. And in
this way everything becomes meaningful and joyful. Baba, You are so
gracious…

== YOUR JAGRTI IS IN QUEUE TO BE SOLD: PART 3 ==

~ ANANDA MARGA JAGRTI SELLERS ARE MAHAPATAKIIS ~

Namaskar,
This is in follow-up to what others have written on this critical topic. We must not allow certain factional heads to continue in their ways, lest all our AM land will be gone.

This letter contains lists of those Dada involved in selling AM land and other critical details. First however let’s discuss this very important point given by Baba in His Procedural Orders.

PROCEDURAL ORDERS PROTECT AM LANDS
As many are aware, by His grace Baba issued Procedural Orders that both clarify and detail how AMPS should operate. In many of these Procedural / Organisational Orders Baba has specified that AM land holdings and properties must be protected. Here are two such procedural orders:
OFFICE OF ANANDA MARGA PRACARAKA SAMGHA (CENTRAL) ANANDA NAGAR
Procedure Order of 25/1/67: Duties and Responsibilities of Secretary of Land Dept
Procedure Order of 25/1/67: Land, Building & Farm Dept

Both these Procedural Orders mandate how to protect, keep, build, utilise AMPS land.

However, there is not a single Procedural Order about the selling or destruction of AM lands. What does this tell us?
Well it is similar to how in Caryacarya Baba guides us that we are to serve animals but He does not include instructions for how to sacrifice animals. Thus it is obvious that we are not to sacrifice animals. Likewise Baba clearly instructs how to help and guide our brothers and sisters; there is no mention of killing anyone. So we know we are not to harm any person – rather we are to help and serve one and all. It is quiet clear.
Similarly, in Procedural Orders, as there is no mention about how to sell AM lands, it is quite evident that Baba does not want this done. He does not want AM lands sold. Whereas, there are a number of Procedural Orders detailing how to protect our AM lands. So that is what we should do: Safeguard organisational land holdings.
And of course on so many occasions Baba instruction us not to sell AM lands.
SOME OF THE KNOWN HISTORY ABOUT LAND SELLING:
ALL FACTIONAL HEADS WERE INVOLVED

Here is some of the known history about the selling of AM lands. This particular case is that of the Patna Baba Quarters land.

In 1998 Mantreshvara’nanda the senior group leader of Kolkata faction, was GS of the organisation and in those days our AMPS was not openly divided into groups. They were all together under one roof. That means Rudra’nanda, Parmeshvara’nanda, Nigama’nanda, Vandana’nanda, Sarva’tma’nanda, Giita’ didi, Sumita’ Didi, & Dyotona’ Didi were all together those days.
In that setting, the Ba’ba’ quarter land in Phulwari Shariiff, Patna, Bihar, India which was just little less than one acre was sold to a Muslim butcher (meat slaughterer / businessman) for millions of rupees with the justification that Centre is in debt and needs money.

Thus this critical AM land holding was sold – unbeknown to margiis – by all these top Dadas etc. They were all involved and gave their approval.

As we all know, the group leaders of all factions in our organisation have ruined things by cutting AMPS into pieces. Groupist leaders of all groups are responsible for this heinous crime. Those who have any love for our organisation will never do this.

TREAT AMPS AS A MILKING COW

Groupist leaders have only one intention behind their so many actions. And that is to build their “Ra’j” – i.e. kingdom. They regard our AMPS organisation as a milking cow – Dudha’roo ga’ya – which they want to milk to the hilt for their own selfish gain. They want to make more and more personal & factional wealth by milking our organisation of all its properties.

In this regard Central workers started selling the lands and when the organisation split then all group leaders were involved full title in this business of selling of AMPS land and property. They are all stealing from the organisation.
The groupist leaders of all factions are the same.
THEY ARE ALL TOGETHER

Here is the common political strategy and psychology which we must all consider.

In any country where the ruling party indulges in corruption then the opposition party raises the issues of corruption not because they are against corruption themselves but because they want a share of the wealth from that corruption. They want that same power for themselves. So members of the opposition parties captialise on whatever opportunites they get to make money through corruption.
In the same way, the leaders of all groups are the same. On this critical issue of selling lands, they are all together and they have same idea. No group is against the idea or  principle of selling organisational land and property. They have all done it in the past and given the opportunity they will all do it in the future.
The main point is that no group is against the theory, idea, philosophy, or principle of selling organisational property.
MORE ABOUT THE SELLING OF PATNA LAND

Such a heinous crime in Patna was committed with the full support of Central Committee which was the compilation of all of today’s groupist leaders of all factions.

Back in 1998, various margiis like Mohan TT and UPSF leader Nirainjan opposed this heinous crime of selling land of the organisational land in Patna. And then in June DMS A’nanda Nagar 1998, they tried to meet PP dada and discuss this issue with him. At that time then all of Centre ordered an attack with la’thiis and knives on such margiis.

Everyone should know that Parmeshvara’nanda was the first person who ordered volunteers to physically attacked those margiis who were opposing land sale by saying “Kill them, they are supporters of Maniisananda”. Centre captured some of those margiis (Mohan TT, Nirainjan etc) and locked them in one room to kill them. This went on for some time. These margiis were released only after the news spread to police and margiis everywhere.

We must remember that in AM killing members is not uncommon phenomenon. Who can forget that fateful day when one certain group led an offensive and killed Dada Abhipremananda in Ananda Nagar. That was cold-blooded murder.

Here the whole point is that to fulfill their groupist agenda, these top Dadas will go to the far reaches of the earth. And on this point of land selling, they are all in this together. In the past they collaborated on such land sales and in the future, they are all totally ready to sell AMPS land holdings in order to bring money into their groupist fold.
BABA’S BLESSING
By Baba’s grace we all have to be ready to stand for AM teachings. Baba has mandated in Procedural / Organisational Orders that AM land must not be sold. But groupist chieftains are not paying heed. Hence it is the duty of all to come forward and safeguard this most critical issue. By His grace, and our collective effort, success is sure.
Please write in with your thoughts and news about what is going on in your area.
Namaskar,
Jayanta
Note: PRIOR POSTINGS ON THIS TOPIC

http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2010/09/history-of-land-sale-who-is-real.html

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Cooking Tips

Baba says, “If the vegetables get a little burnt and [you think] that ‘Oh,
people can’t eat this.’ [Then] Quick- pour a lot of water onto them, and
add fifteen or twenty betel leaves. That will reduce the burnt effect.”
(NKS, ’97 Edn, p. 105)

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