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Date: 14 Nov 2011 23:37:51 -0000
From: “Bhavanath Rajpal”
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: Not the First Time

Baba

“Toma’ke peyeo pa’i na keno…” (P.S. #2056)

Purport:

Baba, I feel in my heart that You are along with me, but even then I do not feel satisfied. I want more and more of Your proximity and presence. So please come in my mind and heart. Please remain along with me in a very intimate way in all my works. Grace me so that I can feelyour eternal presence always– with more & more closeness and proximity.

Baba You know that my existence is because of You. My life is proceeding on by Your grace; my everything is based on You. Day and night I am deeply engaged in the work which You have allotted me.

I am divinely intoxicated in the ideation of the songs which I have made into a garland for You. So Baba please come closer and still more close. Indeed You know the language of my heart- my inner feeling & sentiments. O’ Baba, how much love I have for You.

Baba, please grace me and please do not play Your liila of hide and seek. Please do not remain inaccessible…

== NOT THE FIRST TIME ==

Namaskar,
Yes, I read the note in the recent letter, “Booming Business of Nirmoha’nanda”:

Not long back there was an article written in the Bhakta Samaj magazine (of which Dada Santoshananda is the senior editor) that stated that Baba was powerful and dynamic because He was born under a certain configuration of stars. The point being that certain stars were controlling His fate etc. This is the dogmatic approach that was published in the Bhakta Samaj magazine.

Unfortunately, that is not the only stain on the track record of the Bhakta Samaj publication.

“Bhakta Samaj”, one of our AM periodicals in Hindi, has compromised our AM ideals and has instead been the mouthpiece of local Hindu dogma.

That is why many are signaling that it is time to reconsider the current publishers of “Bhakta Samaj”, as well as any others in our Publications Dept who fail to uphold the dharmic standard of AM.

BY reviewing the below examples we can see where the publication has erred as well as better understand what Baba’s true teachings really are.

FALLING INTO THE MIRE OF HINDU DOGMA

Baba has graciously come to give a new set of teachings to the whole world. In that process, He has corrected the various misnomers and dogmas that crude Hindu priests created about Lord Krsna and Lord Shiva.

But the publishers of Bhakta Samaj magazine choose to disregard Baba’a guidelines and instead adhere here to all those old Hindu dogmas, thereby confusing the masses and making our Marga look like one other dogmatic Hindu sect.

Let’s review this unfortunate situation step by step. Remember, the goal here is only to uphold Baba’s teachings and not allow our Marga to fall into dogma.

DOGMA #1:

COMPLEXION OF LORD KRSNA AND LORD SHIVA

Over the long history, for selfish reasons as well as out of just plain confusion, many dogmatic preists and religious opportunists have misrepresented the skin tone and physical appearance of Lord Krsna and Lord Shiva. Often they want to do this to promote their own clan as being related with Lord Shiva, and therefore show they are better than others. Baba has addressed this tactic and others like it in His series of discourses, “All Bask in the Glory of Shiva”.

About this particular misnomer, Baba has made the matter about Lord Shiva’s skin tone quite clear.

“Rajatagirinibha madhumaya durlabha”

Baba says, “Victory to the benevolent wielder of the thunderbolt, the one with white-complexioned body …” (NSS: Shivagiiti)

In the Shivagiiti song which Baba has Himself written, Baba distinctly states that Lord Shiva had a light complexion. And that same claim Baba makes in the below passage.

Baba says, “Born into a Mongolo-Aryan family, this great man had a high nose and fair complexion. He was a great Tantric – a great yogi. The name of this Maha’purus’a of the non-Aryan society was Shiva.” (NSS)

Likewise, Baba makes a similar statement about Lord Krsna.

Baba says, “The complexion of the historical Krs’n’a who lived in Dva’para Yuga was not black.” (DKG)

Thus, our Marga Publications should reflect this fact that both Krsna and Shiva were of fair complexion. Here the matter is not to promote any race but adhere to Baba’s teachings.

To demonstrate this fact about the color of the body of Lord Shiva, Baba Himself specifically guided artists about how to portray Lord Shiva when making the cover of the 1982 edition of Namah Shiva’ya Sha’nta’ya. On that cover, Lord Shiva is of a very fair complexion. That is the visual example that Baba has put forth.

Unfortunately, in recent publications of “Bhakta Samaj” [a] Year 6, Issue 10, [b] Year 7, Issue 3, and [c] Year 8, Issue 2, the publishers have portrayed both Lord Shiva and Lord Krsna as being totally dark-skinned by placing high-gloss pictures of their darkend tone on the cover.

We all know know that pictures play a large part in people’s understanding, or in this case misunderstanding. So when the publishers place a full-sized cover picture that wrongly depicts Lord Krsna and Lord Shiva, then that dogmatic portrayal will stick in the minds of the reader. And they will not get Baba’s teaching on this very point.

Again, it is not my personal desire or agenda that Shiva or Krsna should be of any part color. This is not a political essay or cultural platform. Our chief and only aim is that Baba’s’ ideals should be highlighted. And when He Himself has said that Lord Shiva was of fair complexion and when He Himself has personally designed a book cover to represent this, then we must not allow any of our publications, including “Bhakta Samaj” magazine, to go against Baba’s teaching by
spreading some dogmatic (mis)presentation.

Tragically, this is not the only problem. The Bhakta Samaj magazine is filled with misguided notions stemming from Hindu dogma. Why? Some say it is because the publisher does not have the requisite courage to promote AM, and instead falls prey to Hindu dogma.

DOGMA #2:

ONLY HIGHLIGHT LORD KRSNA AS A LOVABLE CHILD

As we know well, Baba has taken great care to properly present Lord Krsna’s personality. One of the main aspects Baba details is that of Lord Krsna on the battlefield and His role of Parasarathi. Because it was in this role that Krsna united the people and created one human society. To this end, Baba has delivered dozens of discourses and at minimum two books: Discourses on the Mahabharata, and Namami Krsnasundaram.

In contrast, in His many discourses, rarely, or even never, does Baba discuss or describe Krsna has an adorable, cute little child. In fact the main aspect of Krsna’s childhood that Baba does highlight is when Krsna killed the woman who was nursing him when she tried to poison him to death.

Baba says, “Putana attempted to suckle Krs’n’a after applying poison to her breast, but Krs’n’a bit her breast sharply, and the poison got into her bloodstream, and she died.” (NKS, Disc: 19)

So Baba has boldly highlighted Krsna’s dharmic qualities, even when describing Krsna as a baby.

In stark contrast, most of the dogmatic Hindus dislike Krsna’s role on the battlefield and His tactics of diplomacy. They do not like the many ways Krsna employed to do away with negative elements. They wrongly feel that this sends a bad or even dangerous message as these selfish priests do not want to encourage people to oppose dogmas. So they instead only
highlight Krsna as a soft, cuddly, chubby baby. All the dogmatic Hindu sects prefer to see Krsna in this manner.

But this is not the way Baba has chosen to present Lord Krsna.

Yet guess what our “Bhakta Samaj” magazine has done. They used an entire cover (Year 7, Issue 3) to highlight Krsna has one innocent child deity, just like all the Hindu sects do.

However this was never Baba’s approach. Always Baba was pointed on Lord Krsna’s role as true dharmika leading ahead on the battlefield of life – uniting people by crushing dogma and wrongdoers.

The dogmatic Hindu priests never appreciate this role of Krsna as Parthasarthi and they also feel that Krsna’s role as Vraja is controversial. That is why they mostly dogmatically portray Krsns has a chubby baby. And it is that dogma that graces the cover of Bhakta Samaj. That is the tragedy of how our magazine is succumbing to dogma.

DOGMA #3

LORD SHIVA WEARING OMNKARA LOCKET

Here is another key point.

Lord Shiva – the Father of Tantra – is the epitome of dharma. Yet crude Hindu priests commonly adorn Shiva with all kinds of dogmatic elements, including the omnkara symbol or letter.

Of course, on the ’82 edition of Namah Shiva’ya Sha’nta’ya, Baba’s portrayal of Lord Shiva is free from all such dogmatic notions.

But on the cover of the Year 6, Issue 10 edition of “Bhakt Samaj”, Shiva is shown wearing a omnkara symbol on his anahata cakra. So once again the magazine is falling prey to Hindu dogma and ignoring Baba’s dharmic guidelines.

DOGMA #4

LORD SHIVA WEARING SACRED THREAD

Baba adamantly opposes the caste system and all the forms it takes. That is why Baba insists that before taking AM initiation, one must renounce their caste and do away with things like the brahmin tradition of wearing a sacred thread and sacred hair. These are just elements of brahmin supremacy.

That is why Baba never applies such symbols to any picture of Lord Shiva as Lord Shiva recognises the greatness of all, not one particular caste.

But once again, the editors and publishers of “Bhakta Samaj” fall prey to Hindu dogma and display Lord Shiva on the cover of the magazine wearing the sacred threat depicting caste supremacy.

By seeing this, any rational reader is bound to think that our Marga is just another dogmatic Hindu sect.

Such is the awful outcome of having a coward be the editor of an AM magazine.

DOGMA #5

RIVER GAUNGA & PHALLIC WORSHIP

Other dogmas that have been repeated again and again in the “Bhakta Samaj” magazine is the old, Hindu notion of the river pouring out of Shiva’s head as well as Shivalingua (phallic worship). Both of these dogmatic ideas have been shown on the cover of this magazine. That entire scene has been explained in greater detail in the endnotes of this letter.

The main idea is that our AM magazines are meant to be the media of AM dharma and not religious dogma. Yet at present, shockingly, there is no end in sight to the array of dogmas that are littering the “Bhakta Samaj” magazine.

JUST TOOLS OF THE CAPITALIST ELITE

One question that invariably that crops up in the mind is why is all this nonsense happening. Why is Dada Santoshananda, the publisher of “Bhakta Samaj”, allowing all this to happen?

Many report that the reason is that Santoshananda is money and status oriented so he does not want to disturb or ruffle the feathers of the ruling elite. In order to grab a few extra pennies from the ruling capitalists and dominant religious funders, Dada is willing to sacrifice and compromise AM ideas. That is his cowardly nature. He is unwilling to
bravely stand for the teachings of AM. Instead Dadaji is making a back-door deal with those top vaeshyas by selling out on AM ideology and Baba’s ideals.

That is the tragedy and here below is how Baba explains this phenomenon.

Baba says, “The vaeshyas’ financial power carries more weight…the vaeshyas have no trouble buying the vipras’ brains…they can easily buy them off. In a vaeshya state, poets, scientists, litterateurs and great heroes are awarded prizes, medals and titles for this very reason. By participating in all this, the vipras and the ks’attriyas surrender all their endowments at the feet of the vaeshyas for a little money or some name and fame; and at the same time feel they are fortunate. They fail to realize that they are digging their own graves.” (HS)

In this way Santoshananda has sold out to – both AM ideology and his own soul – to the vaeshyan elite by pinning Hindu dogma all over “Bhakta Samaj”.

BABA’S BLESSING

By Baba’s grace He has corrected thousands of years of dogmas and given the proper depiction of the lives and teachings of Mahasambhuti Shiva and Krsna. So when the publisher of “Bhakta Samaj” is constantly going against Baba by making our AM magazine an agent of Hindu dogma, it is a serious matter. That is why many are telling that the cowardly ways of Santoshananda & others like him must go. They must be removed from the post and rectified or forced to leave if they cannot give up their dogma.

That is the strong stance we have to make and by this way AM dharma will be delivered to the hungry hearts and minds of the people.

Namaskar,
Bhavanath

Note 1: DOGMA OF RIVER GAUNGA

As we know, it is a blatant misnomer and a false tale that the Ganges river is pouring from Lord Shiva’a head. Hindu priests invented this dogma because by this way they can befool the common people to go to the Ganges to purify themselves. And then those greedy Hindu priests will cheat lots of money from those innocent and naive worshippers. So with this crude idea in mind, avaricious priests supported this dogma of having the Gaunga flow from the top of Lord Shiva’s head.

But Baba opposes and exposes this dogma in numerous places. (Ref: AV-7, p.56-59; NSS Disc 4; etc; etc;) Baba outrightly rejects and nullifies this view that the Gaunga flows out from Shiva’s head.

In a colourful and unique way Baba tells the entire story behind this very dogma. Here reveals the whole thing of how the river Gaunga got wrongly latched on to Lord Shiva’s picture. (Reference NSS: Disc 4) And Baba’s detailed and pointed explanation has been included in Note 1 down below. But the essence of the story is that Shiva’s wife, Gaunga, was
unhappy because her son was not a strong sadhaka. Whereas the children of Shiva’s other wives were quite advanced spiritualists. So to console Gaunga and make her feel alright, Lord Shiva paid special attention to Gaunga. He treated her in a very pampered way in comparison to how HE dealt with His other spouses. So the common people got the wrong idea that Shiva loves Gaunga the most and that Gaunga was his favourite. So they created pictures of Gaunga sitting on Lord Shiva’s head. And then one misconception led to another until finally the river Gaunga (Ganges) ended up flowing out of Shiva’s head. Hence this is one classic example of the confusion that gets mettled up with religious dogma.

Here is the flowing and beautiful way in which Baba reveals how the pouring of the river Gaunga from Lord Shiva’s head is nothing but the concocted tales of a few priests.

Baba says, “Shiva had a third wife–Gaunga. She was a Mongolian girl with a yellow complexion, born in Tibet. I said a little while ago that [Shiva’s 1st wife] Gaorii had a son, Bhaerava, [and Shiva’s second wife] Kalii had a daughter, Bhaeravii, and Gaunga had a son, Karttikeya…”

“Bhaerava, the son of Parvatii, was an ardent spiritualist, a Tantrik sadhaka. Bhaeravii, the daughter of Kalka, was also an ardent spiritualist and a sincere practitioner of Tantra; but Gaunga’s son, Karttikeya, was of a different mould. Because of this she was very sad at heart; she was very unhappy with her only son. So to remove her mental unhappiness, Shiva used to treat her with the utmost courtesy. The people would complain that Shiva was not so soft and courteous in His dealings with Parvatii and Kalii as He was with Gaunga. He was pampering Gaunga too much–as if Shiva was dancing in joy, with Gaunga seated on His head.”

“On the basis of this saying, Shiva was depicted in the Paoranik Age with Gaunga tied to His matted locks of hair. Then a story was concocted in some Purana that the water discarded after washing the feet of Visnu, flowed down from heaven, and Shiva supported the flow on His head; then this flow became the river Gaunga. That is, Gaunga, the wife of Shiva became the river Gaunga. Actually this river Gaunga has no relation whatsoever to Shiva…These are mere tales of the Puranas.” (NSS, Disc 4)

Note 2: DOGMA OF PHALLIC WORSHIP

Next, is that in this Bhakta Samaj magazine they are putting photos of the Shiva-liunga or phallic worships. But this is all just dogma from the primitive pre-historic where they were doing phallic worship in hopes of increasing the number of offspring and hence increase the size of their clan. But AM does not support this outlook negative phallic worship; here again Baba has exposed this dogma to its very core. Every Ananda Margii understands that we neither support nor practice phallic worship. But those Dadas put it in our Bhakta Samaj Magazine for the world to see.

In their twisted approach, dogmatic priests have crudely reduced the worship of Lord Shiva to nothing but Shiva-liunga, or phallic worship. Means around the entire globe world, in the name of worshipping Lord Shiva, only the misguided practice of phallic worship is going on (primarily). This situation is happening in not one but in thousands and thousands of Shiva’s temples. Yet Baba guides us that Lord Shiva is the Father of Tantra and that Shiva’s teachings have nothing to
Shiva-liunga, i.e phallic worship. Rather this phallic worship was introduced later on by dogmatic religious priests.

Baba says, “You should remember that there is no mention of the worship of Shiva-liunga in the dhyana mantra of Shiva. From that it is clear that the worship of Shiva-liunga was introduced much later.” (NSS, Disc 5)

So, as Baba points out, this Shiva-liunga or phallic worship has absolutely zero to do with the Father of Tantra– Lord Shiva. Rather this phallic worship picture is the misguided creation of those misguided Hindu priests. So this is nothing but one religious dogma. Yet tragically, it has made it onto the pages of “Bhakta Samaj”.

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WT Conduct Rule: Dealings

Baba says, “Supervisory workers will have to take proper care of each of their supervised staff in all respects.” (Pt #2 of ‘Six Additional Rules’)

Note: This is a very significant rule but in today’s Wt culture supervisory bosses are more focused on emptying the pockets of their subordinates and using them for their groupist schemes. This is the only “care” they do. In future when standard of devotion in supervisory workers is higher, these rules are likely to be followed in which case the situation will be better.
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Date: 22 Jul 2011 21:33:52 -0000
From: “Satyanarayan Deva”
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: Oh Really – Not Part of Prout?

Baba

PS Intro: This is one special type of song where Parama Purusa explains to
the devotees what He does– how He carries out His liila.

“A’gun jva’la’te a’si niko a’mi, diipa’valii jva’li man ma’jhe…” (P.S. 421)

Purport:

I, Baba, do not come to light a burning fire in the heart. I come to
light the lamp of devotion in the heart– for that I come. I fill the mind
with divine effulgence– devotion, not fire*.
Even on the rough & jagged path I pour divine sweetness– I make even
the dry heart full of devotion. Even in those trees where flowers do not
come, those places also I decorate with flowers. I change the crude
personality into a divine one. I decorate them with the beauty of devotion.
To the dry heart I bring the warmth of love and devotion. And I give
them inspiration to move towards divinity. This way I bless.
Through the melody and rhythm of song and dance, silently I fill the
remote corner of the heart with love. Indeed I fill the entire universe
with devotion with the medium of song, dance and music– Prabhat Samgiita.
I do not come to ignite the heart with yearning; rather I fill the heart
with devotion.
To those hearts which are frustrated, sunken, and lost, I give them the
strength for their forward movement. I fill up the heart with the bliss so
they can forget their pain and misery and get ensconced in divinity.
I remain with everyone through the ota and prota yoga. I make everyone
aware of this thing by all my actions. I tell this thing in all my work so
that human beings can realise that Parama Purus’a is with them.
I advent of this earth to fill up the heart with devotion…

*Fire= Here fire means that devotees always lovingly accuse Parama Purusa
that ‘I am crying for You yet You just set my heart on fire, with no relief
in sight’. But Parama Purus’a explains that it is not like that; rather He
comes with the explicit motive to fill the mind with devotion…

== OH REALLY – NOT PART OF PROUT ==

~ AND OTHER IMPORTANT ASPECTS OF BABA’S SAMAJ THEORY ~

Namaskar,
Time and again there is confusion on the point of Baba’s samaj system – which
as we all know is a universal and dharmic approach to uplift all peoples
and create a healthy, dharmic society.

Unfortunately:
– Some use samaj as a euphemism for groupism;
– Some think that samaj is not in line with the principles of Prout;
– Some think that they can create a samaj based on their own
narrow-minded tendencies.
– Some think that samajas are formed strictly on the point of language;
– And there are various other misnomers regarding Baba’s divine samaj
theory.

There is no need to identify who specifically falls in the aforementioned
categories, they know who they are. Plus every Ananda Margii has sufficient
viveka to recognise them as well.

This letter presents some of these matters and presents and a few of the key
points of samaj.

SAMAJ THEORY IS AN INHERENT POINT OF PROUT

We all know that Baba first propounded Prout in a condensed form
in the last two chapters of His book Idea and Ideology (1959). Then in
1961 Baba delivered the discourses for Ananda Sutram– of which the 5th and
final chapter gives further summary of Prout. In total, 16 sutras or
aphorisms are in that chapter.

After that, gradually Baba has elaborated upon His Proutistic
guidelines and formed the vast Prout philosophy, around 200 discourses
directly. And many indirect references Baba has given about Prout in
several hundred other discourses.

For example if you see the book Namah Shivaya Shantaya, there also Baba
talks about Prout. (Reference: Discourse 10, section ‘Shivokti 5’) This
stands as but one of the many, many places where Baba makes indirect
reference to Prout in this book and in the rest of His scriptures.

And of course the direct discourses on Prout are collected in
His Prout in a Nutshell series.

And in Prout part #13, the chapter ‘Socio-Economic Groupifications’ is
dedicated for the samaj movement. As we know, the central idea of samaj theory
is based on socio-economic movements; and that is exactly what is discussed
in the chapter ‘Socio-Economic Groupifications’.

In that discourse Baba discusses:
(a) the fundamentals of samaj,
(b) the basis upon which samajas are formed,
(c) the foundational requirements of samajas,
(d) and other key and critical points.

Anyone can easily understand that the guidelines of samaj have been
given in one chapter of Prout, and that it is part and parcel of our social
philosophy and perfectly consistent with all the teachings and theories of
Ananda Marga.

JUST THEIR FOOLISHNESS

So if any imbalanced person is telling that samaj is something different from
Prout or Baba’s essential teachings, then it is similar to if any ignorant
person foolishly says that a sentient diet and vegetarian food are not part of Ananda
Marga ideology.

Without going into more detail here I am quoting from Baba. In this
following teaching Baba is talking about samaj.

Baba says, “PROUT based socio-economic movements are popular movements
which will fight against all forms of exploitation and for the local
demands and sentiments of the people.” (PNS-13, p. 21)

By reading this above Baba’s simple teaching, anybody can easily understand:
(1) What is samaj; (2) That samaj is according to Prout principles; and,
(3) That the function of samaj is to fight against all types of
exploitation– for the growth of the local population of one particular area.

So certainly it is clear then that Baba’s samaj theory lies squarely within
the jurisdiction and teachings of Prout.

SAMAJ NOT GROUPIST AGENDA

Some confused people think that samaj means some groupist agenda or a
movement which is based on narrow sentiments and ideas. But in reality,
samaj is something universal in nature and dharmic.

By reading the chapter ‘Socio-Economic Groupifications’ anyone will get the
clear-cut picture how Baba beautifully with logic and reasoning clarifies
to the audience that His samaj system is based on neo-humanism. And really
the point is quite clear.

Baba says, “The socio-economic movements advocated by PROUT are founded on
the ideological base of Neo-humanism.” (Prout-13, p. 23)

But some in the name of samaj are preaching their own small-minded beliefs
or dogmas.

So again it is unfortunate that a few Dadas are confused on the point
of samaj movement. Such selfish individuals or groups are obsessed with
materialistic gain, for which form groupism. To justify this, they try to
confuse common margiis by preaching, ‘No, no, no, this is not groupism,
this is samaj movement’. But we must be very careful to understand that
samaj movement and group propaganda / groupism are not the same thing.

And indeed no rational Ananda Margii thinks in this way. Everyone clearly
understands that Baba’s rational teachings on samaj are part and parcel of and
perfectly consistent with Prout and neo-humanism.

Those who are thinking that samaj is just one form of groupism, they are in
dreamland. Please see what Baba says:

Baba says “The multi-colored garland of humanity will be enriched if
varying human groups blend together from a position of strength and
independence out of a genuine love for their brothers and sisters.”
(Prout-13, p. 20)

Baba says, “Those sentiments which are conducive to human unity should be
encouraged, rejecting the sentiments which create a rift in human society.
This is the approach adopted by PROUT’s socio-economic groups.” (Prout, p. 21)

By the above quotes it is clear then that samaj theory is based on
broad-minded, universal thinking that leads to the development of one human
society.

Nowadays the whole society is moving ahead. Even the common citizens have a
better understanding than in the past. Slowly but surely they are embracing
universalistic ideals. Ananda Margiis are certainly advancing on a faster
track. We can easily understand how the development and implementation of
self-sufficent socio-economic units piece together to form one wholesome
human society free from exploitation and dogma.

BABA’S BLESSING

Here following is Baba’s blessing:

Baba says, “You are the very child of Parama Purus’a…Keeping the Supreme
Entity fixed in your mind, proceed to the Supreme Goal with the utmost
devotion, and you are destined to attain the greatest fulfillment.” (APH-4,
p.299)

Namaskar,
Satyanarayan

Note 1: ONE MAJOR REASON BEHIND THE SAMAJ MOVEMENT

Having a few affluent countries when rest of the world is facing
serious crisis on different fronts does not represent the glory of human society.
The undeniable truth is that those so-called affluent countries became
affluent by sucking the vital juice of so-called poor countries. To root
out this malady Baba wants that in each and every area, local people should
rally around & fight against exploitation, and become self-sufficient in
all respects. To give practical shape to this idea Baba has formulated the
Samaj movement which is, as noted above, well-discussed in Prout-13, 4th
chapter.

Note 2: 5 CRITERIA FOR FORMING A SAMAJ

Baba says, “While forming socio-economic units, several factors should
be considered. These include same economic problems; uniform economic
potentialities; ethnic similarities; the sentimental legacy of the people;
and similar geographical features.” (PNS-13)

Note 3: 4 CRITERIA FOR MERGING TWO SAMAJAS

Baba says, “Where there is economic parity, cultural mixing, communication facilities
and administrative efficiency, it will be easy and natural for two or more
adjoining units to cooperate, because they will have attained a high degree
of socio-economic uniformity. In such cases they should merge to form a single
larger unit. This will further the welfare of their respective citizens and
enhance their socio-economic interests.” (PNS-13)

Note 4: OTHER IMPORTANT POSTINGS ON POINTS OF SAMAJ

http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2009/06/bangla-and-bangalii.html

http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2009/06/prout-antidote-to-todays-economics.html

http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2009/03/it-is-babas-book-not.html

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Be Careful in Desiring

Baba says, “Human beings attain Parama Purusa in whichever way they want.
Their desires to attain Him are fulfilled according to their expectations.
Suppose someone has a desire to eat delicious food. Parama Purusa will
grant that wish and the person may be reborn in the next life as a wolf or
wild boar to eat to his heart’s content. A woman who wishes to adorn
herself with ornaments may be reborn as a colorfully marked peacock. One
day, however, a hunter may shoot the beautiful peacock with an arrow. As
one desires, so one attains. Similarly, human beings attain Parama Purusa
according to their inner desire. So, before wishing to attain Him, one must
be extra cautious. Suppose a man wants to be a king. In the next life he
may be born into the household of a poor man whose surname is `Raja’
(king). He wanted to be a ra’ja’ (king) and he became one! One must be very
cautious before wishing for anything.” (AV-4, p. 62)
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Date: 10 Jun 2011 20:58:34 -0000
From: “Indrajit Rai”
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: Story: Baba Sends Money to Devotee

Baba

== STORY: BABA SENDS MONEY TO DEVOTEE ==

Namaskar,
Here is one Baba story that speaks to how He always cares for the
welfare of His devotees and wishes to see AM pracara progress and flourish.

RUNNING THE ANGIKA PRESS

In those days, like today also, Baba wished to see AM ideas propagated
in all kinds of ways and in all the various languages. So back in the
1960’s, brother Karmeshvarji’s job of writing and printing the AM
newspaper in Angika was an important and valued job. Because Baba wanted
AM ideas printed in all local languages, including Angika.

By Baba’s grace, Karmeshvarji worked tirelessly toward this end – day
after day printing and distributing the Ananda Marga daily Angika paper
in Purnea.

Karmeshvarji was a family man with children, but he was also an LFT for
Ananda Marga. He had little money, spent most of his time in AM works,
and lived in a relatively simple area, surrounded by poor farmers.

All along he was doing an excellent job of running the newspaper and
then he began leasing a printing press to make things more dynamic. He
leased the press for RS 250 per month and then spent another RS 80 per
day on paying helpers and distributing the newspaper. Again this was
back in the 1960’s so you can understand that was a lot of money
than in today’s economy.

One other brother, Navalji used to help collect donations from local
farmers and circulate the newspaper.

Thus with extremely limited means, Karmeshvarji was doing a wonderful
work of running the paper and propagating AM ideals.

NO FOOD FOR THE FAMILY

One day while Karmeshvarji was busy with his newspaper work, one of his
small boys, who was just a student in primary school, came to him and
said, “Papa, ma says there is no food in the house and ma wants to know
what we are going to eat?”

Karmeshvar was absolutely silent. He thought for a moment to ponder the
situation; he really did not know how to respond.

Then in a quite manner he stated, “Go and tell your mother to fill a
glass with water, ideate and recite Guru mantra, and then drink the
water. In this manner, she should serve a glass of water to every member
of the family. Thereafter you will not feel any hunger.”

And then the father promised the boy that he would arrange proper food
tomorrow.

The small child returned back to the house and told his mother what the
father had said. The mother thought, “OK, let’s try and see how it works.”

One by one they all drank the water following this technique and by
Baba’s grace they all felt satisfied.

THE NEXT DAY

The next day while Rameshvar was vigorously working on printing his
paper, in his busyness he had forgotten about the incident of the
previous day. Then the idea flashed in his mind that he had not secured
any money to buy food for his family. He did not know what or how he
would feed them.

Then he thought for a while and closed his eyes.

He connected deep within the inner recesses of his mind and said, “Baba,
I can live for 3 to 4 days at a time without food. But I have a family –
my wife and small kids need to eat. And if I cannot earn the money to feed
them, then I will be unable to continue my work on the AM newspaper. I
think You are listening.”

Karmeshvar felt sad at the prospect of potentially having to stop his
work for the AM newspaper, but at the same time he had implicit faith in
Baba.

Then Karmeshvar printed and published the newspaper that day.

GAUNGA SHARMA’S ARRIVAL

The next morning a margii brother named Gaunga Sharma arrived at
Karmeshvar’s office and immediately gave Karmeshvar 200 rupees.

Karmeshvar felt Baba’s infinite grace within and without and asked, “You
are not from around here – how did you get here and how did you know
that I was in need of money?”

And then Gaunga Sharma recounted all that had transpired.

GAUNGA SHARMA’S STORY

Yesterday, I headed out from my home and went to go see Baba in Ranchi.
As soon as I got there Baba called me.

When I came before Baba, He told me:

“There is some very important work to do. Here is 200 rupees. Travel
immediately to Karmeshvar in Purnea. He needs money very badly. If he
does not get this money our Angika press will stop and his family will
go hungry. So take this money. Our Angika paper must continue and
Karmeshvar’s family must have a 1-month stock of food.”

With that Gaunga Sharmaji received the money from Baba and embarked on
the overnight journey from Ranchi to Purnea to go see Karmeshvar.

BACK TO THE PRESENT SCENE

That was the way in which Gaunga Sharma explained his visit with Baba to
Karmeshvar.

Gaunga Sharma was thinking that all the money will go for food for the
family.

But immediately, Karmeshvar looked at the 200 rupees in his own hand and
realised that he did not have any blank paper to print tomorrow’s news.
So Karmeshvar gave 100 rupees to one of his helpers and told him to go
get a supply of paper.

Seeing this, Gaunga Sharma became shocked and said, “This money is for
food for your family.”

(Note: In actuality, the money Baba had given was for both the newspaper
and food.)

Karmeshvar replied, “Blank paper is absolutely needed and besides,
already my helper has gone to go buy the paper.”

Then Guanga Sharma said, “I am giving an additional 100 rupees from my
own pocket and I am taking the remaining 100 rupees that you have and I
am going directly to your house and will hand over 200 rupees to your
wife for food for the family.”

(Note: Baba had directed Gaunga Sharma that he must ensure that proper
food was supplied for 1 month and that if necessary he should speak with
Rameshvarji’s wife.)

Then the matter was resolved – Gaunga Sharma settled all matters and
concerns about food with the wife of Rameshvarji.

In the due course, Gaunga Sharma returned to Ranchi and gave full report
to Baba about what had transpired and Baba was extremely pleased by
hearing the news.

SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STORY

All this goes to show that Baba is carefully watching each and every
minute detail. It was true then and it is still true today.

He has great interest that the ideas of AM should be propagated in all
ways to all corners of the globe & beyond. At the same time, He keeps
His eyes and ears attuned to the needs and cares of His devotees.

Baba neither wants the propagation of AM ideals to be hindered nor does
He want to see any of His bhaktas in trouble.

Thus our AM newspapers and electronic media must continue regularly.
That is His explicit desire. All should also know that He listens to our
worries and difficulties and that He is always there to help.

Such are the wonderful ways of His grace-compassion.

BABA’S BLESSING

By Baba’s grace, in His below two declarations He sweetly assures us
that He listens to the words of each and every person and that He wants
that we should dedicate all our time and energy to building a great
society by spreading the ideals of AM.

Both of these concepts are not only explicitly stated in His below
teachings, but they are prevalent in one’s practical life as well. The
story of Karmeshvar gives proof of this. And indeed there are countless
other tales and experiences which show He cares for our every need and
inspires us to do the great work each and every moment.

Baba says, “Every jiiva, as part of its birthright under prota yoga,
enjoys His grace. So no one is small, no one is insignificant. If anyone
laments, “I am such a useless person, such a helpless sinner, that
Parama Purus’a can’t possibly wish to listen to me,” I will point out
that when He listens to the collective, then He naturally listens to the
individual too.” (NKS, Disc: 9)

Baba says, “The fact that the fortune of every individual, not only of
this earth but of the entire cosmos, has been wreathed together, will
have to be admitted one day by people. The spiritual aspirant has to
hasten that auspicious moment by pauseless effort, service and
propagation of the great Ideology. This alone is the Supreme task for
the present humanity.” (A’nanda Va’nii)

Namaskar,
Indrajit

Note 1: SAMAJ THEORY AND MOTHER TONGUE

Part and parcel of His Prout philosophy an samaj theory is that all
languages are important. None should be overlooked and that none should
harbor any kind of inferiority complex based on the language they speak.
Baba honors all tongues and the teachings of AM should be translated
into every local language.

Just as Baba highly encouraged in the above story that AM ideals must be
propagated in Angika, same is the case with all the world’s languages,
such as the language of the Inuits in Alaska, the Zulus in their area,
and the Maoris of Australia. Every language should have its place and
become a veritable medium of AM ideas.

Note 2: THE IMPORTANCE OF OUR OWN MEDIA

Here Baba writes of the importance of having our own press and media
outlets. Without that, we will never be able to propagate the great
ideology.

http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2009/08/should-we-trust-media.html

PRABHAT SAMGIITA

“Malay va’ta’se madhu nishva’se ke go ele mor phulavane…” P.S. 1801

Purport:

O the Divine Entity who are You who has come in my flower garden in this
spring season with a sweet and charming smile. When I saw You for the first
time I was surprised, and it was difficult to think that such an attractive
Entity would be here. I wanted to look towards You more intimately but I
ould not, that time I was sitting in the flower garden unmindfully.
I couldn’t even hear the footsteps of Your arrival, & You did not give
any hint or clue before coming to this garden. So I could not receive
You properly nor could I offer You a garland. You have graced me by
coming here but You have not cared about receiving an invitation. Please
tell me, O’ Divine Entity, who are You?
Understanding Your liila is impossible. Within a flash You become tough
and then in the next moment You are as tender as a flower– like a
garland of love –so sweet and charming. O divine Entity You cannot be
understood. You are Infinite–no beginning, & no end. Through the
practice of sadhana and dhyana I am surrendering myself at Your alter .
Baba You have graced me by coming to my mental flower garden…

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WT Conduct Rule: Who is who

Baba says, “Avadhuta [WTs] shall not engage his ears in any obscene
language or songs, touch any tamasik articles, see any depraving entity or
pictures, go through any story, novel, or fiction having even the slightest
bit of sexual importance, eat, drink, or smoke any rajasik or tamasik
things or use any article which is artificially scented.” (Point 32 of 32
workers rules)

Note: Only using saffron garb is not the criteria. If any Wt is not
following strictly the above Baba’s guideline and instead they are (a)
listening to obscene talk and music, (b) touching tamasik items, (c)
viewing any crude movies or pictures, (d) reading degrading books and
magazines, and (e) ingesting negative foods, then in that case they are
fake. Their situation is as follows.

Baba says, “Nothing will result from dyeing one’s clothes with saffron
colour only for show. Dye yourself within. People of some particular
religious creeds think that dyeing their clothes or bodies with a
particular colour is a part of spiritual Sa’dhana’. But remember that is
all useless, unless you are dyed within as well.” (SS part 3)

Baba further says,

“Mana na’ ra’inga’ile ra’inga’ile yogi ka’par’a.

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

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

“Mu’d’ha mu’ra’ye jata’ v’ar’aye….

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

“That is why I say that you must bring about a revolutionary change in
the flow of your judgment and thought, and see how, after overcoming your
fascination with external colour, your mind becomes tinged with the His
glorious colour.” (SS part 3)

Note 2: Unfortunately, at present there is no dearth of fake sadhus in our Marg.
Senior margiis are aware about this fact.
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Subject: Meeting with Bha’skara’nanda

Date: Thu, 19 May 2011 17:29:26 +0530 (IST)

From: narayan panda

To AM-GLOBAL

 

Baba

 

== MEETING WITH BHA’SKARA’NANDA ==

 

Namaskar,

This is the story of a meeting with one of our senior-most Dadas, Ac Bhaskarananda Avt. Read to see what has transpired in a series of fateful interactions.

 

 

STORY: PART 1

 

Once in 2008 or so, Ac Bhaskarananda Avt telephoned me, Narayan Panda (BP, Vishakapatnam), and kindly requested me to arrange food for his lunch in Vishakhapatnam station during his journey from Howrah to Yashvantpur.

 

I gladly accepted his request & went to the railway station to hand over the food packet.

 

At that meeting, Bhaskarananda Dada immediately started telling me why he joined the Kolkata Administration. Dadaji wanted to justify his allegiance.

 

Bhaskarananda explained: “Ba’ba’ gave Proutist Bengal because He wanted that Prout should first be established in Bengal and then in other areas.”

 

That was respected Bhaskarananda’s claim.

 

 

RESPONSE #1:

 

NATURE OF SAMAJ MOVEMENT– UPLIFTMENT OF ALL

 

Before continuing on with this story, let’s evaluate Dada Bhaskarananda’s opening claim. Namely that, “Prout should first be established in Bengal and then in other areas.”

 

As we know, Baba has come for the development and growth of the entire humanity. That is why He has given AM ideology and that is the essence of His Proutistic teachings and samaj platform. Baba’s chief aim is that all should progress and none should lag behind. Toward this end, one of the key campaigns which Baba has dharmically launched is His samaj system. About this we are well aware.

 

Specifically it is through this samaj system that Baba encourages everyone to rise up and do great things. This is His way of reminding one and all of their inherent qualities and immense potential.

 

Baba has carefully delineated that the globe is currently composed of 241 samajas, or regional socio-economic communities. And He graciously looks upon them all with equal concern and love; they are all designed to work in a self-supportive and cohesive fashion for the growth of the entire humanity.

 

Here are some reminders about the principles of Baba’s samaj program.

 

Baba says, “The socio-economic movements advocated by PROUT are founded on the ideological base of neo-humanism.” (Prout-13, p.23)

 

So the entire Proutistic movement of the various socio-economic units – or samajas – is grounded in the universal feeling of cosmic fraternity. There is no scope for dogma, groupism or elitism in Baba’s samaj teachings.

 

In this next guideline Baba guides us how the samaj system works for a unified humanity.

 

Baba says, “Those sentiments which are conducive to human unity should be encouraged, rejecting the sentiments which create a rift in human society. This is the approach adopted by PROUT’s socio-economic groups.” (Prout, p. 21)

 

By His above guideline it is evident that Baba’s samaj system is for the whole humanity to move together – He does not favour one samaj nor does He think that Amra Bengali samaj must be the first to advance Prout. You will not find any discourse that states this – only those wedded to a particular group make such false and outrageous claims. Baba Himself never talks like this.

 

In His dharmic manner, Baba clearly emphasizes that our samaj system must be based on this slogan:

 

Baba says, “Universal in spirit but regional in approach” (PNS-13, p.24)

 

By this way each locale has the requisite capacity to function independently yet be simultaneously linked with that common goal. That means Prout should be propagated in all areas.

 

Thus who can believe Bhaskarananda’s claim that Prout should first be established in Bengal and that the whole globe should concentrate on A’mara’ Bengali samaja – by giving money and human resources – and disregard their own samaj.

 

Baba Himself never set such an outrageous quota in His samaj meetings. Baba never asked margiis, “How much support have you given to A’mara’ Bengali samaj.” And Baba never scolded anyone from another samaj for not supporting A’mara’ Bengali.

 

Rather Baba would inquire with everyone about their activities and participation in their own local samaj – not A’mara’ Bengali.

 

Plus when Baba traveled around India and to other sectors, He always talked about that local samaj. He never traveled around the globe to propagate the cause of A’mara’ Bengali samaj.

 

So then how did some get this faulty notion that Baba wants that A’mara’ Bengali samaj must be established first. That is the question we must ask ourselves.

 

Generally speaking, when any guru leaves their physical body then those disciples in power create all kinds of cock and bull stories in the name of that guru. In turn, simple, naive, and foolish people accept such tales as being true. Whereas those who are rational always disregard such stories and stick to the original teachings.

 

We see this trend in our Ananda Marga as well.

 

All in all it is illogical, unideological, and just plain silly to think that Baba wants that Prout should first be established in A’mara’ Bengali samaj. No rational thinking margii can think like this; that is why it is so surprising – indeed shocking – that such a senior Dada like Bhaskarananda has fallen into such a dogma.

 

 

STORY: PART 2

 

Let’s pick up the story where we left off. As you recall Bhaskarananda’s last words were: “Ba’ba’ gave Proutist Bengal because He wanted that Prout should first be established in Bengal and then in other areas.”

 

Then Dada went on to say, “What Bengal thinks today, India & others think tomorrow. So PROUT will be established in Bengal first and then it will be spread to other areas.”

 

He then told, “After all, Ba’ba’ supported Bengal so much. Shabda Cayanika was given in Bengali, Baba lived in Bengal after 1980 when the organisation was big, Prabhat Samgiita was given in Bengali.”

 

Such were the justifications given by Dada.

 

 

RESPONSE #2:

 

AFFECTED BY DOGMA OF BANGALISATION

 

Here we have to remember that when anyone’s mind is affected by any narrow sentiment like Bangalistan etc, then they paint the whole world in that colour.

 

To set the record straight it should be understood that Shabda Cayanika is not about the Bengali language. We all know that Shabda Cayanika is Baba’s special series of topics centered around Sanskrit grammar. This is the well known fact. Baba is purely focused on the development and explanation of the Sanskrit language.

 

Certain group leaders often proclaim: “Shabda Cayanika is a series devoted to the linguistics and philology of the Bengali language”.

 

Yet this could not be further from the truth. In Shabda Cayanika Baba is making a careful and precise elaboration of the Sanskrit language, not Bengali. Only because Sanskrit has no script of its own was it first printed in Bengali – but the subject matter is that of the Sanskrit language. And anyone who has even an ounce of familiarity with these discourses knows this to be the case.

 

So that is one point. Next we should consider this:

 

The majority of the discourses given by Baba were in Hindi. Regarding the total number of discourses: 75% are in Hindi and 25% in other languages including Bangla; i.e. in terms of hours and time. This is a well-researched fact – not hearsay. Plus, Baba spent most of His physical life in Hindi speaking areas.

 

About Prabhat Samgiita, by giving these songs primarily in Bengali, Baba is teaching devotees to write songs in their own mother tongue. It is not about which language is great and which is not great. That is not Baba’s message. Rather in 1984 DMC, Baba explained that human beings may know 1, 2, 4, or even 10 languages, but all languages are the language of Parama Purusa. Baba then told that every sadhaka should try and learn more and more languages. So there is no question of any language like Bengali being better than any other language.

 

Baba put forth this same idea in this below discourse.

 

Baba says, “All languages must be given equal respect. One should remember that all languages are the languages of Parama Puruśa. I may master perhaps one, two, three or maybe 100 or 300 of these languages, but it does not mean that the languages I do not know are not the languages of Parama Puruśa. Hence, it is absurd to divide humanity on the basis of language.” (Prout Nutshell, part 7, Human Society Is One and Indivisible – 3)

 

And top of all, Baba Himself is a Supreme Neo-Humanist. There is no question of Baba being partial to Bengal or liking Bengal more. To make such an erroneous claim is to undermine Baba’s grand stature. No true bhakta can think in this way.

 

This type of narrow-mindedness undermines Baba’s personality. Any person claiming as such is low-minded and lowly. With their narrow outlook, they contravene Baba’s magnanimity. They are trying to prove Baba as being partial as if He supported Bangla more than any language. Such a misguided approach puts for the notion that Baba was externally preaching universality but internally preaching Bangalisation. This is a very, very hurtful insinuation.

 

All I can say about this is that usually when human beings come in contact with animals then those animals think that those humans are also animals. When a dog sees its master that dog thinks that its master is also an animal. I think you understand that analogy.

 

Suffice to say that only those prone to groupism will try to justify their dogmatic outlook by tainting Guru’s teachings in this way. Again, no neo-humanistic margii or worker can think in that negative manner.

 

 

STORY: PART 3

 

Here we again pick up the story.

 

Bhaskaranandji continued: “I took the side of ‘B’ group during the division to satisfy Ba’ba’.”

 

Then Dadaji quoted one proverb in Hindi. Its meaning is: You can dissatisfy God / Ba’ba’ but if you dissatisfy Guru, your position will be in danger. Bhaskarananda concluded by saying that he didn’t want to be Gurudrohii (traitor to Guru), so he joined Kolkata group.

 

 

RESPONSE #3:

 

CAN ANYONE REALLY BELIEVE THIS

 

All I can say here is that it is just plain sad to see the lowly state of Dadaji’s mind. Here Bhaskarananda is openly proclaiming that he joined a group. Does he really think that he can please Baba by advocating groupism.

 

Baba says, “Motivated by socio-sentiment, one group harms and exploits another group in the social, economic, cultural and religious spheres.” (NH-LOI: Disc #7)

 

When Baba is propagating neo-humanism then how can anyone think that Baba is guiding them to follow groupism.

 

Indeed when Baba Himself has declared that groupism is the cause of so much torture and bloodshed, then who can think that one can please Baba by falling into groupism. It is nothing short of a tragedy that Bhaskarananda has fallen in this manner. We should all try and revive him. Because really he has so much more to give to the world.

 

Tragically, hypocritically people do all kinds of misguided and malicious things in the name of God: The crusades, jihad, killing and torturing. Indeed there has been so much spilling of blood and destruction in the name of God.

 

And now Bhaskarananda is singing the same tune and adding another chapter to this awful story. If he were courageous he would say that all this was his idea; only cowardly people say such things in the name of God.

 

Baba says, “When the advocates of dogma and the followers of isms lacked sufficient charisma to convince people through the power of their personalities, they tried to persuade them by taking the name of God. They openly exploited others in the name of the Supreme. Sometimes they said, “I have received certain instructions in a dream. God’s commandments are that you should follow these instructions“.” (Prout Nutshell, part 16, Religious Dogma – Section A)

 

Similarly, Bhaskarananda lacks the requisite strength and dynamism to convince others that following groupism is admirable, so he puts forth this dogma in Baba’s name. I do not think that any right-thinking margii will be duped by this shameful approach. We all know that Baba is cent-per-cent against all kinds of groupism.

 

 

STORY: PART 4

 

Hearing all this I told Bhaskarananda:

 

“With all due respect, so many Da’da’s (sannyasiis) say Ba’ba’ told this, or Ba’ba told that. They fabricate so many stories and make margiis look like fools for believing in such concocted stories. So I don’t believe your words that Ba’ba’ wanted this or that, or Baba told this or that. Kindly show me Ba’ba’s statements in black & white.”

 

Such was my response and there was no time to say more because his train was about to leave.

 

 

RESPONSE #4:

 

BABA HAS PUT ALL HIS TEACHINGS IN WRITING

 

We all know that this is the first time that Taraka Brahma has put all His divine teachings in a clear, cohesive ideology that has been written down and published. If anyone sadhaka or interested person wants to know Baba’s teaching or perspective on any topic, they should consult Baba’s published scripture and not rely on hearsay from this or that Dada.

 

 

STORY: PART 5

 

Six months later, in January 2009, I happened to meet Bhaskarananda again – this time in Pundag Railway Station (Purulia) when I was returning from DMS.

 

After initial greetings, Bhaskarananda began advocating why all Baba’s discourses should be based on the so-called original Bengali. Here the term so-called is employed because as well all know Baba delivered discourses in so many languages including Hindi and English.

 

Bhaskarananda told: “Maniis’a’nanda opposed having “Translated from original Bengali” printed on the title page of each book. But you know that Ba’ba’ has formulated so many rules & regulations in Publication Department. Accordingly, it is customary to translate the original discourse into Bengali & then to Hindi / English.”

 

Such was Bhaskaranandji’s claim.

 

Dada continued, “When Ba’ba’ used to deliver His discourse in DMC time, He used to see the average standard of the people, therefore He used to speak in very simple English language. Therefore it was necessary to translate to Bengali & then to good English.”

 

I was surprised to hear such things from such a senior Da’da’ & thought it was meaningless to hear anything further from him because his statements are illogical & irrational.

 

Internally, I got annoyed with Da’da’ because who is he to comment whether Ba’ba’ was thinking that He would speak standard English, or poor quality English. If it is so, let us examine Baba’s first discourse on microvita in Kalikata on 31st Dec ’86 which He delivered in English. That discourse was so complex that even up till today, it could not be understood by so many philosophers, doctors, scientists, yet Baba spoke in that manner before so many common margiis like us who were present on that day.

 

At that time my train arrived in the station, and was forced to leave by bidding “Good Bye & Namaskar” to Da’da’.

 

 

RESPONSE #5:

 

DADAJI’S TWO CLAIMS

 

In his above series of statements, Bhaskarananda is making a few false claims:

 

1) That it is the rule for Publications Dept to translate all discourses first into Bengali and use that as the original.

 

His claim is that a discourse originally given by Baba in English should be translated into Bengali and then retranslated back to English and then printed. But by this way the originality of Baba’s discourse is gone. Best is to simply transcribe Baba’s spoken English into written English. What is the need to translate an English discourse to Bengali when the goal is to first print it in English.

 

Another scenario is for that same English discourse to be translated into Bengali and then translate that Bengali into Spanish. Rational people will easily understand that it should be translated directly from English into Spanish. Whereas people suffering from the dogma of Bangalisation will want the English discourse translated into Bengali first and then into Spanish.

 

That is Bhaskarananda’s first claim – that always Bengali should server as the “original” or “master” language for all publications. And this point shall be discussed in greater detail below.

 

Now here is Bhaskarananda’s second outrageous claim:

 

2) That those who attended DMC were of a lowly standard so Baba used peasant English to communicate with them. Hence it was necessary to put English discourses into Bengali and then translate that Bengali back into proper English.

 

 

RESPONSE #5 (CONT):

 

MORE ABOUT DADAJI’S TWO CLAIMS

 

Anyone can easily understand that Bhaskarananda’s above two claims are utterly erroneous. All of Baba’s discourses should be printed “as is” in the original language in which Baba spoke. There is no “rule” that Bengali should be treated as the original language.

 

Secondly, Bhaskarananda is seriously insulting all non-Bengalis by saying that their mental standard (i.e. intelligence) was so low – i.e. Baba had to employ “dumb English” so those in attendance could understand. Hence it was needed to change Baba’s spoken English at DMC to Bengali and then translate that into respectable English.

 

All these justifications given by Bhaskarananda are silly. He may think he can dupe all Ananda Margiis with his rhetoric, but that is not so.

 

We know that all Baba’s discourses should first be transcribed in the language in which Baba spoke. And that transcription should be treated as the original discourse. So if Baba delivered the discourse in Hindi than that Hindi transcription should serve as the original. And same is the case with English as well as any other language. This every margii and acarya now understands. So no one can believe what Bhaskarananda is telling.

 

Again let me reiterate that irrespective of the language, what Baba spoke should be transcribed “as is” and that should be treated as the original. Because in the process of translation 20% of the idea gets lost. To minimize this, all His discourses – irrespective of any language – should always be directly translated from the original language, not via any 3rd language.

 

For example, if a Hindi discourse published in Subhasita Samgraha needs to be translated into Hungarian then it should be translated directly from the original language, i.e. Hindi, into Hungarian. If someone says that the Hindi should be translated first into English and then translated from English into Hungarian, then that will be very bad. It will be a poor translation as much of the content and meaning will get lost.

 

So the translation must always be from the original language – not via any other language. None then can claim that all Baba’s discourses should first be translated into Bengali and then use the Bengali as the original. This is not the right approach.

 

Finally, in their heart of hearts, the Publications Dept also knows that Baba’s discourses are to be printed “as is” in the languages in which they were originally given. Here is the proof.

 

Throughout the 1990’s, Sarvatmananda and his B group cohorts committed a lot of sins by attempting to permanently destroy and alter Baba’s divine words. They ruined created the Fake BP Manual, inserted “translated from the original Bengali” at the beginning of every book, plus they invented the Fake Ananda Vaniis and countless other dogmas like Mahaprayan etc. In short, they made a black stain on our Marga.

 

In the wake of all the protests to these crimes, they felt they needed to respond to margiis appeals not to distort Baba’s words. They had to prove themselves to the margiis.

 

So they ordered Acyutananda to create one book that was true to Baba’s words. And that book was Ananda Vacanamrtam part 34 (2000). In that publication, Acyutananda wrote every word down “as is” and what could not be heard, he wrote “inaudible”. In a phrase, he transcribed everything perfectly from the original cassette and they did not impose any of their Bangalistanisms.

 

Why did team Tiljala do like this? Why did they create book “as is” from the original cassette. Because they KNEW– they knew in their heart of hearts– that this was Baba’s system and in order to get back the trust and faith of margiis, they felt they had to follow Baba’s system– at least once. So they did it.

 

This printing in 2000 of AV-34 indeed proves that they know what this is the proper way to publish an AM book. They did not invent this approach themselves. This is the way given and approved by Baba Himself. That is why team Bangalistan adopted this “as is” technique. Because they knew it was Baba’s system and they needed to get themselves out of “hot water” and earn back the trust of margiis.

 

Plus they did the same thing with Subhasita Samgraha Part 24.

 

By all this it is quite clear that Bhaskarananda’s claims are utterly false and will fall on deaf ears – after all who is naive and gullible enough to believe those outrageous claims.

 

 

EPILOGUE

 

As you can see, this senior-most Dada has unfortunately fallen into some serious dogmas. As is the case when one falls into dogma, the person involved does not know that it has happened. So they tell their dogmatic views to anyone and everyone, without realising that they are inadvertently telecasting how their mind has become grossly dogmatic. Unfortunately this is what has happened with our senior worker, Dada Bhaskarananda. We should all try and help Dadaji.

 

I do not know why Dada fell in this way it is very painful to think of all this. It could be that when Dada came to know that the people of Kerala migrated from Bengal then due to this socio-sentiment he became prone to Bengalis.

 

Many may know that Baba has explained that Bengalis migrated south to Kerala and ruled there. That is why the female custom of making the sound “Ullu” is practiced in Kerala. And Malayam (the language of Kerala) is about 92% Sanskrit like Bengali. Baba describes all this in Shabda Cayanika. All know that Dadaji hails from Kerala and that could be why he fell and started blindly supporting Bengal. Otherwise what could be the reason.

 

Regardless, we all know Dada Bhaskarananda to be a senior Dada whose intention is basically good, so we should all try and help Dadaji. After all he has many dharmic qualities.

 

Namaskar,

Panda

 

Note 1: MORE ON THIS CRITICAL TOPIC

 

[A] The below letter contains the 1995 circular written by a member of Amara Bengali samaj, and he is making that dogmatic claim that our entire Marga should be based on the Bengali language. This gives proof of the dogmatic linguistic sentiment adopted by certain group members.

 

http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2011/05/our-holy-language.html

 

[B] This below letter discuss more about this critical issue of sanctity of scripture and Baba’s published discourses.

 

http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2011/04/unpleasant-truth.html

 

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Date: 19 May 2011 16:53:19 -0000

From: “G Bhaskaran Reddy”

To: am-global@earthlink.net

Subject: Our Holy Language

Baba

“A’j prabha’te a’lor pa’the nu’tan phuger ba’rta’ dile…” (P.S. 2001)

Purport:

Baba, today in the dawn You came and gave the message that a new era is approaching. You told me to open my eyes and see how the darkness has faded away. And that humanity has gotten liberated from the serpentine noose of ignorance, staticity, and dogma. The humanity which was stunned by exploitation, injustices, and the tortures done by demons, today that very humanity has developed the inner strength to kick out those demons and get free. O’ Lord, You are the charioteer of the chariot of effulgence, and You have come here to guide everyone towards the Cosmic Goal. In addition You have also brought a basket of hope and inspiration; and that You are showering that upon everyone. Baba, You came and sang the song of hope and showed us the path towards enlightenment. What was needed everyone got from you. Baba You came in the dawn and gave the message of the new era– that of neo-humanism…

== OUR HOLY LANGUAGE ==

~ DOGMA OF BANGALISATION ~

Namaskar,

We are all aware that groupism did not burst out just recently within the last 1 or 2 or even 7 years. Rather, its roots are very deep.

The below document – written 16 years ago in 1995 – reveals how the situation was then. That time various factional people were raising their ugly head and spreading venom.

The following was written by a member of Amara Bengali samaj. This circular reveals the superiority complex of the Bangla faction and how they want to unjustly impose various mandates on the entire world.

Certainly H group and its affiliates also have their own negativity and they are spreading their own dogmas of various tiirthas and groupism. But let us not forget it is B group who created most of the systemic problems by destroying margii rights and inventing all sorts of horrible groupist policies and dogmas.

This original circular gives the picture how the fire of groupism was burning strong beneath the ashes those days back in 1995. Reading the below document makes all this quite clear.

Reviewing this historical document will help us better understand the nature of the current problem and how to resolve it.

in Him,

Bhaskaran

* * *

(Here begins the Amra Bengali circular from 1995.)

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN

Dear Brothers and Sister, Namaskar.

The purpose of this letter is to tell some facts that are going on against Baba’s ideals and which are causing great harm to the Marga’s unity. So every senior member must know these matters that are now confronting us, and think how to deal with them.

– THERE IS STRONG EVIDENCE AND NUMEROUS PROOFS THAT

BANGLA IS MARGA’S SACRED LANGUAGE –

a. BABA was born into a Bengali family. So Bangla is the mother tongue of our Guru. Therefore it must be regarded as the sacred language in order to maintain the authentic qualities of Baba’s expression.

b. Baba always gave His Ananda Vanii first in Bangla only.

c. All Baba’s life, for writing purposes. He used only Bangla.

d. All records of Baba’s handwriting are available only in Bangla.

e. Baba wrote his signature always in Bangla script.

f. 99% of the songs He wrote were in Bangla.

g. Baba was insistent that Prabhat Samgiit must be sung in Bangla and that they were not to be translated into other languages for dissemination but learned in the original Bangla. In this way, His secret motive was that maximum people of the universe would learn and enjoy Bangla. This was Guru’s wish.

h. Acarya Diaries were originally written in Bangla. The only permitted translation is to English. Not to any other language. This proves the importance of Bangla.

i. Baba always gave dictation in His room in Bangla.

j. Baba spoke mostly Bangla during reporting.

k. With His PA, Baba spoke only Bangla.

l. All acaryas and LFTs all over the world must learn some basic Bangla to qualify.

m. Although Baba was well versed in all the major languages of the world and could converse in any of them, He personally chose to speak in Bangla most of the time.

n. On Baba’s orders, irrespective of the place or language He used in the original discourse of general darshan, all translations of His books must carry the written note that it was, “translated from the original Bangla”. This tradition was started by Baba himself.

o. Because of all this, margiis must learn Bangla and teach their children also. Bhukti Pradhans must uphold this idea and encourage everyone to learn the sacred language, for their spiritual enrichment. In all the aforementioned ways, Baba proved that Bangla is Marga’s sacred language, but it is very unfortunate, that in this diverse organisation, people are feeling uneasiness about this indisputable fact. By accepting this fact the unity within the whole Marga will be strengthened.

– RIGHTEOUS PERSON OVERTHROWN BY

UNIDEOLOGICAL AND OPPORTUNIST PEOPLE-

For a long time some group has been working against Sarvatmanandaji to overthrow him and assassinate his character. This was revealed when they made a caucus against him in November ’94 and pushed him out of his post. This they did despite the fact that he was endowed by Baba to remain as executive head for his whole life, which was assumed by all to be his right to guide and inspire the whole Mission, as he has the special qualities needed for this work and nobody else in the organisation demonstrated that they have these needed qualities. That very group it seems, made a circular in Hindi and mischievously circulated it in all Hindi areas of India anonymously. When this circular was opposed by rational people, a request was made to the Organisation that an Inquiry Commission should be set up to investigate who was the culprit behind this false propaganda. It is distressing to see that most of the members who were selected for that Inquiry Commission are Sarvatmanandaji’s proven enemies. So what chance is there that they will sincerely try to find out the culprit?

– INQUIRY COMMISSION IS MERELY EYE-WASH –

How then can Sarvatmanandaji get justice from any of those people in this matter of the Inquiry into that circular, when these opportunists and traitors have proven their enmity to him already. This whole Inquiry is therefore , nothing but an ‘eyewash’. Not only that, but these people have no courage to inquire at all, for fear of themselves losing their positions if they disturb the person who may be responsible during their work of inquiring into certain people. Who are suspect if they really want to find out the culprit, centre should reconstitute the Inquiry with people such as Vijayanandaji, Sutiirthanandaji, Narayanandaji, Pranavatmakanandaji, Vitamohananandaji, and Haratmanandaji. From the existing Inquiry Commission only Sarangiji should remain.

– VIJAYANANDAJI SHOULD BE PRESIDENT –

Because of PP’s age and health, it seems logical that he should concentrate on the spiritual duties required of Purodha Pramukha. The post of president should be offered to Vijayanandaji who is best qualified for this role in the Mission. I am requesting all Margiis and Workers to seriously think about all these things that I have mentioned because they are true and they affect us all. As you can see from these points, many things are being done which are against Baba’s wishes. So before more things are done to harm the Mission, we must stop and correct these sort of activities and by that ways the unity and solidarity of Baba’s mission will be maintained. You are all senior persons, so please take this letter in a positive way.

In His Service,

S. Das

AMRA BENGALI

25th April, 1995.

NB You know, Bangla is my mother tongue which I love to use. But for the purpose of this letter, I am writing in English as these matters are related to all workers and Margiis of the world, therefore I am bound to use the International language of English. So my dear Amra Bengali brothers and sisters who expect to hear from me in Bangla, please understand and excuse me. And please circulate this letter accordingly. Thanks.

(Here concludes the Amra Bengali circular from 1995.)

* * *

Namaskar,

Everyone knows that true margiis do not believe in groupism.

brotherly yours

Bhaskaran

BABA says, “The newly awakened humanity of today is anxious to herald the advent of one universal society under the vast blue sky. The noble and righteous persons of all countries, bound by fraternal ties, are eager to assert in one voice, with one mind, and in the same tune that human society is one and indivisible” (AFPS part 2 p. 25 ) Baba says, “Spiritual philosophy does not recognize any distinctions and differentiations unnaturally made between one human being and another, and stands for universal fraternity.” (Idea and Ideology)

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Population Growth: Really a Problem?

Baba says, “Does a population problem actually exist? This issue should be considered in the perspective of two vital factors – the availability of food and the availability of space. Today human beings have enough resources to manage their food. Planet Earth is rich enough to feed a far greater number of people than the present population….[So] The tragedy is that there are enough resources to supply proper food to all human beings in the world, but the defect lies in the present approach of the existing socioeconomic systems.” (PNS-13, p.44)

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From: “Praviira Matel”
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: Picture of One Human Society?
Date: Wed, 01 Dec 2010 23:01:15 +0000

Baba

“Nu’tan diner nu’tan su’ryat pu’rva a’ka’she ut’heche a’cho…”  (P.S. 1308)

Purport:

Baba, by Your grace, today the new sun of the new dawn is rising up in
the sky. With the feeling of fear and shyness, the Cimmerian darkness of
the night has disappeared.   O’ human being, throw away the staticity and
dogma of the past, and embrace the effulgence of the new dawn. The
divine Entity with the divine effulgence has come to your doorstep–
with new form and color, showering love on all.
O’ human being, the creatures of darkness have disappeared. The Parama
Purusa who is the nucleus of this universe, that very Entity is the
greatest One. Ideating on Him go on doing His service…

== PICTURE OF ONE HUMAN SOCIETY? ==

Namaskar,
These days in this digital era, some think that the social network
phenomenon of “FaceBook” and its 500+ million and ever-growing list
of participants can bring one human society on this earth. But this
type of random collection of people with divergent goals and desires
can never bring our human family together.

Here in this letter we discuss society and why the crowd collected
on FaceBook and the picture portrayed on our “Human Society” book
are not conducive to crating a unified humanity.

Specifically there are a number of ‘odd’ pictures on the
cover of the recent “Human Society” book that make the whole publication
look displaced– or worse than that.

Here following is more of the background & details of this entire affair.

THE MEANING OF SOCIETY

As we all know in our Ananda Marga, the ‘term’ society carries a special
meaning.

Baba says, “What is society, what makes it up? What is Samaj?”

‘Samanam ejati iti samajah…’

“Here ‘moving together’ does not mean march or double march, here ‘moving
together’ means that all portions of society, all portions of the
collective body, should have the spirit to move ahead.” (PNS-3, p. 49)

Thus moving together does not mean holding hands and going to the cinema
theatre. Nor does it mean attending the Olympic games where several hundred
thousand people are sitting next to one another. Because in neither case
are those persons moving together. Rather theyt all have their own plans
and programs. Indeed no two are moving together. Their thoughts are all
different. Their goals are different.

So in the real sense of the term, ‘society’ is a high ideal that means
collectively moving together in one direction towards the Supreme Goal. So
it is not an ordinary thing.

Hence Baba has specifically given the special shloka, “Saman ejati…”, as
beautifully noted above.

SOCIETY VS. CROWD

So only those assembled together with one Goal and moving ahead in one
direction are a society. Otherwise any group of people is nothing but a
crowd.

Anyone who has visited Kolkata knows that Howrah railway station has a huge
number of people– a huge crowd, but you cannot say it is a miniature form
of a society.

And the same can be said of any such public spot in nearly city. And the
same can be said of all those pictures that got glued up on the cover of
our Human Society book. Which is discussed in greater detail down below.
The main idea being that there is a vast difference between the formation
of a society and the gathering of one crowd. The crowd is not at all a
society– rather far from it. And all Margiis are aware about this.

That is why in AM we say that the term ‘society’ has special meaning and in
countless discourses Baba has beautifully depicted how a human society
should be and what steps should be taken to build it up. Indeed our AM
mission is inherently linked with the formation of one human society.
And here in this unique discourse Baba reveals that fact in the human
history a society has never been made and that our only AM carries the
right vision to lead in the creation and progression of a society.

Baba says, “Society in the true spirit of the term is yet to be formed in
the world. So our primary duty now is to form a society. The seed of social
consciousness is inherent in our ‘Sam’gacchadhvam Samvadadhvam’ Mantra.
Where there is no such Mantra there is no ideology, and where there is no
ideology, life is a goalless voyage.” (PNS-8, p.1)

Hence the special link between Ananda Marga and the formation of one human
society.

NEGATIVE PHOTOS PASTED TO THE COVER OF HUMAN SOCIETY

Yet the cover of our very own “Human Society” book parts 1 & 2 (’99 Edn) is
filled with all sorts of negative photos that go directly against the
build-up of One Human Society. Means the perfectly dharmic pages of Baba’s
grand book is telling one thing and the dogmatic front cover of the book
made by the Publications Dept is leading in an entirely different
direction. Such an irony: One book & Two diametrically opposed  statements.

Please see the following examples:

1. As we all know that Baba has told on numerous accounts that the horrible
defect of Buddhism is its sheer and blatant inability to be able to guide
the society. Rather the Buddhist monks and nuns themselves are part of the
problem as they were co-habitating and getting into all sorts of crude
relations until finally as a religion they basically were kicked out of
India due to their extremely poor conduct. And then those dogmatic
Buddhists went off and created thousands of sects and groupings. And the
black tales of Buddhism go on and on. Yet on our very own Human Society
book there is one close-up picture of one Buddhist monk in full clad when
in no way does our AM supports their dogmatic, negative behaviours or their
defective teachings. So this photo does not at all depict the formation of
a society– neither in letter nor spirit.

2. Next, which Ananda Margii does not know that gross American imperialism
and its capitalistic approach is arguably the last negative empire before
the build-up of sadvipra samaja. Baba has warned us about the grotesque
ways of capitalism. And currently the exploitative ways of American
capitalism have led that ruthless nation to invade and manipulate the
government and economy of one after another countries in order to exploit
their resources and turn those innocent local people into tools for the
American capitalist machine. And not only throughout this globe yet now
those capitalists have feasted their greedy eyes on capturing other planets
and satellites as well– with the same nasty motive. To exploit and rule by
economic might. So this entire capitalistic strategy is condemned by our
Prout philosophy and Baba Himself opted & refused not to step foot on
America soil. Yet on our very own Human Society book there is one close-up
picture of an astronaut standing on the moon wearing an American flag. When
in no way does our Ananda Marga advocate those negative dealings of
American capitalism. So this photo also does not at all depict the
formation of a society– neither in letter nor spirit.

AND MORE DOGMATIC PHOTOGRAPHS ON THE COVER…

3. In a similar fashion on the cover of the Human Society book (’99 Edn)
there is also a snap-shot of one female who got completely tied up by
western pseudo-culture. And instead of leading a life of dignity and
simplicity that brings one to the respectful motherly status, instead of
that this female on the cover of the Human Society book fell right into the
dungeons of western modernism where the female is nothing but one negative
sex toy of the males. Such a terrible plight where females use all sorts of
poisonous cosmetics in order to make themselves appealing to their lustful
male counterparts. Yet the exploitation runs so deep that those degenerated
females think that they are gaining something when in fact they’ve been
tragically cut down and stripped by male western capitalists. Of course AM
only supports the dignity of women and the deeply respectful and
significant role of mother in the society. So when such a negative picture
is displayed on the cover of the Human Society book then it gives the wrong
impression that we appreciate such things. So this photo also does not at
all depict the formation of a society– neither in letter nor spirit.

4. And also on the cover of the Human Society book is a picture of one
dogmatic Muslim Mullah. When the Muslim religion is nothing but one
negative force that stands for the repression of people and suppression of
free thinking. Because in countless discourses Baba Himself condemns and
exposes the rampant hypocrisy and negative ways of Muslims such as their
exploitation of women or meat-eating or countless other things.

4A. Plus there is a photograph of one athlete who is in first-place and
highlighting the ‘Nike’ trademark. When Nike is one negative international
corporate power that is infamous for its labor sweat shops in the third
world. And so many other exploits. And on countless occasions Baba lashes
out against such exploiters and as a solution He has put forth the
Proutistic system of cooperatives. But those at the helm of the
Publications Dept placed the ‘Nike’ photo on the cover of our Human
Society; when in true sense Nike is one of many negative corporations
responsible for tearing society apart.

5. And not only these above photos but the entire cover of the Human
Society book is filled with numerous such photographs such as village
people stuck in the age old dogmas of their area or simple people who are
working like oxen at the hands of exploitative rulers. So these photographs
which they placed on the cover have nothing to do the dharmic buildup of
society. Rather these photos represent the dark forces clutching at
humanity’s heels.

6. Because indeed when you take one mullah and one Buddhist monk and each
are following their own dogma. Where Muslims have to eat several pounds of
meat each day by killing/sacrificing animals; that is their common food.
And Buddhist monks also have their negative foods and dogmas. Then what
society are they going to form.

7. Likewise in Islam, three females are equal to one male. Females have no
right to vote, even no right to speak or get an education or go outside and
play. They do not have rights– period. Muslims are the kings of that
dogma. Yet our Dadas placed that photograph of the Muslim priest (Mullah)
on the cover our Human Society book. This makes it look like we think
dogmatic fundamental Islamic law as being one key ingredient for building a
society.

8. By all this it is evident in fact haphazardly bringing Jews, Christians,
Hindus, and Muslims etc, when are all tightly clutching onto their own
religions. And then snapping their photo and gluing them all together and
saying this is the society– that is one false notion.

DOGMATIC RELIGIONS CAN NEVER BRING UNITY,

BHAGAVATA DHARMA MUST BE FOLLOWED

In Tattva Kaomudii Baba Himself says that the unification of various
dogmatic religions is impossible and can never lead to a true human
society. (Tattva Kaomudi, Q&A, #49)

The point being that those locked in the grip of degenerative habits and
dogmatic beliefs can never lead the society ahead.

Baba says, “The right of preserving, building, and rebuilding society is
the duty only of those who are moving, not of those who are motionless, who
are dead.” (Prout-10, p. 4)

Rather people will have to follow Bhagavad dharma, then unity will come,
otherwise not.

So altogether this cover to the English edition of the Human Society book
is one poor showing. Because in true sense human society is one seamless
dharmic movement of the people. Yet here on this book cover they just glued
up various dogmatic faces and images and stuck them together and the whole
things is moving in the wrong direction.  At least they could have selected
a single picture that showed people working hand in hand. But even that
could not be done. Just in their narrow-minded individualistic way they
one-by-one collected single dogmatic photographs and stuck them there so
that each one has its own negative vibration. And there is not even one
iota of feeling of collective movement. Rather this entire imbalanced
collage that somehow got placed as the book cover wreaks of oh-so-many
dogmas and negative scenes.

ABOUT ROLE OF THE EDITORS & PUBLISHERS

By seeing all this on the cover of our book then many common people will
surely think that the “Human Society” book is nothing but a collection of
dogma or that we Ananda Margiis are ourselves dogmatic. Because the Human
Society cover gives that feeling / negative depiction. So really our
publishers and editors should be careful.

In this below teaching Baba guides us that any person who does not have a
proper understanding of the meaning of society (samajam) then they will
allow all those negative tendencies of the past to continue. In such a
terrible condition society will never advance, rather it will sink.
Baba says, “If those who have not comprehended what the form of the society
will be allow the trends of the past that have shaped the present to
proceed unchecked, then they can never lead the society to the path of
perfection. They will indeed thrust the society into darkness.” (PNS-10, p.
10)

How far the editors and publishers of this edition of the Human Society
book fall into this category is for you to decide

Prior to ’90 Baba did not allow such things and when His name was signed on
any book cover then it was sure that everything was done in proper way. Yet
now with the recent edition of the Human Society book, something else is
going on. Because on the one side Baba is the Dharma Guru Supreme whose
teachings are the guiding light for the humanity and side by some few
editors etc are pasting negative, dogmatic photographs all over the front
cover of Baba’s divine book– Human Society.

Please write your opinion how far we can compromise on such an issue as it
is directly related with the sanctity of Ista etc.

BABA’S BLESSING

Here below Baba is guiding us that all sadhakas of the Marga ensconced in
Supreme Benevolence are sure to build up that glorious, unified human society.

Baba says, “Moving together with the people they will continue to sing
their marching song– they will go on filling the human mind with the sweet
nectar of eternal life.” (Prout-10, p.5)

Namaskar,
Praviira

Note 1: Here Baba is warning that those guided by groupism or dogmatic
differentiation like religions etc will never be able to build up one
society.

Baba says, “If going ahead in mutual adjustment only out of narrow self
interest or momentary self-seeking is called society… it will not
suffice.” (PNS-9, p.3)

Note 2: Baba guides us that the dogmatic religions are the cause of so much
negativity & divisiveness in the society.

Baba says, “There are a variety of religions in the world formulated by
different propounders. But instead of enhancing the spirit of unity in the
human society, these religions have actually increased disunity and mutual
conflict. How many wars have been fought in the name of religion? So, far
from being a unifying force, religion should be seen as a cause of
disharmony.” (PNS-7, p. 23)

Note 3: A few years ago when I visited DMS then I saw some beautiful covers
of various AM books that did indeed represent the dharmic spirit of
society. In particular on the front cover of one of those books there was a
wonderful drawing or picture of a near endless line of colorful & diverse
people from all the four corners, who were all marching together in
unison– everyone carrying the triangular saffron flag with the white
swastika emblem, and simultaneously raising the Jai slogan. The whole scene
depicted on the cover is one glorious sight that nicely represents AM
ideology and the spirit of a universal human society (samajam). Indeed it
was a pointed and attractive cover for one of Baba’s books. So creating a
proper and well-suited book cover is a task well within our reach. So I
have hope that the next edition of the Human Society book series collection
will be up to the mark.

Note 4: Here following are more of Baba’s beautiful and dharmic guidelines
about the formation of one human society:

Baba says, “All human beings must attach themselves to others by the common
bond of love, and march forward hand in hand, then only will I proclaim it
a society.” (PNS-9, p. 3)
Baba says, “‘Samgacchadhvam’ means to build a strong, well-knit society,
where there shall be no exploitation, no superiority complex or inferiority
complex.” (PNS-3, p. 49)

Baba says, “The entire society of A’nanda Ma’rga is thus founded on a
common ideal, the goal of becoming one with Brahma…the unity in a society
founded on the ideal of Brahma will be everlasting.” (Tattvika Praveshika)

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Proper Care Needed

Baba says, “Pregnant women and female animals may work half of what they
usually do at other times; but under no circumstances should they be
allowed to do strenuous work, as it may lead to premature delivery or
stillbirth.” (SC-20)

Note: Those who are forcing or allowing expecting mothers to do such things
may be developed materially but are not at all developed on humanitarian
grounds– with regards to understanding others’ problems. That is why
nearly everywhere in the western world, in all offices up to the last stage
of pregnancy women are working as they did in when they were in 100% fit
and healthy condition. That is why nowadays the most affected on this point
are females in western countries. And in result serious damage to the
babies happens. One can easily imagine that when mothers do not get resting
time before giving birth, then how will that same mother provide love and
affection to new born infants. Because in one week or so they will again
join their career jobs. This is a very sad state so I invite everyone’s
attention to this. Because this is related with the future of the people in
those affected areas. And indirectly the whole globe is seriously affected.
Because without proper love, their children’s development is severely
hampered– their full psychic growth and the growth of their brain is
impossible because of this problem. Baba tells this in His book, Namah
Shivaya Shantaya.

Likewise in many third world countries like Indian, the people do not care
about female animals on this same problem. And not just animals but very
poor mothers in third world countries are also suffering from the same
problem of being overworked in the late stage of pregnancy.
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Which Samaj is Great

From: “Ramanuj Subramanyan”
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: Which Samaj is Great
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2010 06:50:43

Baba

“Toma’r tare vishva ghure, ber’iyachilum, shudhu shudhu…” (PS 2199)

Purport:

Baba, You are the most charming Entity of this entire creation. I have
wandered around and searched this vast universe looking only for You– only
for You. I could not see or find You anywhere; I could not get that most
sweet Entity of my mind, O my dear most Baba.

Baba, about You, various people say various things: Some give useless
logic and empty theories about You; and, O’ my Vidhu, O’ my Moon, others
say that You cannot be held by studying the philosophy or by learning
spiritual science.

Baba, I do not possess any spiritual wealth or atma-jinana for attaining
You. Only this much I know that You alone are the essence of everything.
Baba, You are my Goal. O’ my dearmost, by Your grace this much I understand
that when You shower a wee-bit of Your grace only then will I get You.

Baba, please be gracious…

== WHICH SAMAJ IS GREAT ==

Namaskar,
On and off since 1990, various groups have come into the lead,
simultaneously pushing others behind. And they justify their view by
telling that their people or their samaj is “better than the rest”.

But we know that Baba is the Cosmic Father– the Supreme One. And He never
favours the people of one area over another. Rather in front of Him
everyone is of equal standing– irregardless of their birth or community.

Rather Baba enjoys seeing the growth of one and all– ‘Let everyone develop
in a nice way’, He would say.

Thus there is no credence to the statement or feeling that one group is a
shoulder up from another. And proof of this is that wherever Baba would go
He would sing the praises of that particular area to give them positive
spirit to move ahead. And those receiving that inspiration would understand
that just as Baba is encouraging us to advance, likewise He is infusing the
spirit of progress within all.

So Baba’s samaj theory is a dynamic approach where all progress in
coordination with the development of all. And no group, clan, or community
can raise their head and say they are better or more blessed than others.
To do so is merely to expose their own ignorance.

Here is more about Baba’s samaj theory.

BABA’S SPECIAL WAY OF DOING

As we know, Baba’s samaj theory recognises the specialties of all. In that
regard Baba praises all the samajas. For example, each and every place
where Baba has visited then invariably He praises that community and the
qualities of their samaj. Because Baba wants to highlight the good things
of a particular samaj in order give them a boost of self-confidence so that
they can fight against exploitation and raise their standard. So Baba
praises all samajas with the intention of removing their inferiority
complex– thus enabling them to move ahead.

WHAT SOME PROCLAIM

Unfortunately some samajas are operating in an opposite way. They are
eulogising their own greatness in such a way as to inject inferiority
complexes within other samajas all around the globe in our AM society. But
such an approach goes directly against the spirit of Baba’s samaj system.

MORE ABOUT BABA’S SPECIAL WAY

Because Baba inspires one and all in order to help the society rid itself
from any and all negative feelings like inferiority complex. Because Baba
loves all and He encourages each and every community to overcome their
current difficulties and struggles. Baba helps everyone to recognise their
inherent strength and talents. Toward this end Baba has praised so many
samajas so that each and every community could rise up and grow.

WHEREVER BABA VISITS HE INFUSES POSITIVITY
Here then are some of the many examples where Baba praises various samajas
when He visits that particular area.

In the following quote Baba is glorifying how Chattisgarh samaj will serve
as one guiding light to the whole humanity.

Baba says, Chattisgarh “should have a very bright future. Let the people
from other parts of the world come here and learn how far the people here
have achieved progress, and in which ways they are going to bring about
progress in other spheres of life. Let the light of Chattisgarh be ever
effulgent, like a luminous star in human society, so that all may learn and
be benefitted by it.” (AFPS-4, p.37)

And here below Baba is encouraging and reminding the Bhojpuri people of the
greatness of their land so they will raise their fist against injustice.

Baba says, “From the economic point of view the soil of this [Bhojpur] area
is extremely fertile…The [Bhojpuri] people are industrious, and the soil
is fertile…If the land is not poor, why should the people be poor? There
should not be poverty among the people at all in this area. So it is your
bounden duty to make this beautiful fertile land free from exploitation.”
(AFPS-4, p. 53)

Baba also highlights the speciality of those people of the Ananda Nagar area.

Baba says, “Anandanagar has a unique glory, and that glory has developed
out of the great sacrifice of many noble souls. Let Anandanagar provide
guidance to the entire universe in spiritual practice, service, sacrifice,
renunciation, and culture. This is what we should pray for, and this is the
reason that we should build Anandanagar and help it radiate light to the
universal humanity. This is what I want.” (AFPS-4, p. 38)

Baba continues, “Let Anandanagar be the medium of our cultural
progress…it will not be difficult to establish Anandanagar as an ideal
cultural and spiritual center.” (AFPS-4, p. 39)

And here below Baba is injecting Magadha samaj with the strength and
courage to stand in the face of all opposition and exploitation.
Baba says, “That Magadha which has given birth to noble persons…will
never perish. There is no power on earth that can destroy it.” (SC-1, p. 141)

WHEREVER BABA VISITS HE INFUSES POSITIVITY– (CONT)

Furthermore, by the following lines it is clear that when Baba visits any
samaj then He praises not one but many aspects of the samaj. A case in
point occurs here with regards to Mithiila samaj.

Baba says, “Mithiila is situated in the eastern part of India, at a
different longitude, and as such it should and does have its own
almanac…Thus we see that in all respects Mithila has its own
specialities…This proves that Mithila has all along had its own script
and alphabet.” (AFPS-4, p. 47)

Baba continues, “The children of the present-day Mithila, should remember
that even five or six thousand years ago there was a great civilisation at
Mithila, and it was a pre-Aryan civilisation: That is, it existed even
before the Aryans migrated to India. Thus you can easily understand how
ancient was the civilisation of Mithila.” (AFPS-4, p. 48)

Baba says, “The very land of Mithila is the land of Tantra.” (AFPS-4, p. 48)

Baba adds, “The people of Mithila are very rational-minded and intellectual
by disposition. There was no differentiation of caste among them even as
far back as in the post Buddhist age.” (AFPS-4, p.48)

Baba concludes, “In fact it can be said that the Maethili language has the
oldest history of all the Sam’skrt-derived languages in India…This
language is at least 1200 to 1300 years old, and its literature is 900
years old.” (AFPS-4, p. 50)

And here below Baba is highlighting particular attributes of the Pahari and
Dogari samajas.

Baba says, “Pa’ha’r’ii is a separate language, not merely a dialect; and
Dogrii, too, is also a separate language, as I have told you previously.”
(AFPS-4, p. 55)

Similarly when Baba has visited overseas then He always praises and
encourages those local samajas as well. Such as in Venezuela, Fiesch,
Manila and so many places.

By this way it becomes clear that Baba has injected strong inspiration within
all the communities which He has visited. This is one special approach that He
has done everywhere. So none should think that Baba only praises one– thus
leading the rest behind.

SAMAJ THEORY IS FOR THE GLORY OF ALL

Indeed the entire spirit of Baba’s samaj theory encompasses the welfare of
all– whether He physically visited a place or not. Baba’s overall
guideline is that every samaj and community should grow.

Baba says, “Encourage everyone to build their career in a nice way. Let
none get the scope to think that their life has become useless.” (Ananda
Vanii #19)

ALL ARE EQUALLY IMPORTANT
So there is no question of any land being high or low. All are are part of
Parama Purusa’s special creation; and He loves all equally. About this
there should be no complex, no feelings of inferiority, no dogma.
We should all live remembering that all samajas are great, all human beings
are great, and that all are His progeny.

Baba says, “You must never encourage superiority complex, inferiority
complex, fear complex, defeatist complex etc. You are the very children of
Parama Purusa. Hence you are not inferior to anyone. You must not encourage
any inferiority complex, for you are the members of the highest and noblest
family. Because Your Father is the most revered Entity of this universe.”
(AFPS-4, p. 22-23)

Namaskar,
Ramanuj

Note 1: Here Baba is guiding us not to accept the dogma that any particular
samaj is better than the rest. Rather we are to directly oppose such a
misguided idea.

Baba says, “A person who wants to promote other’s welfare, a person who
wants to serve the entire humanity must keep away from dogma. Not only
that, he will have to staunchly resist dogma.” (AFPS-4, p. 61)

Baba continues, “It is not enough to keep away from something which is
considered a veritable sin, it is not enough to lodge only verbal protest
against sin. But one will have to wage an uncompromising fight against it.
This is the greatest criterion of a truly righteous person.” (AFPS)

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Contrast

Baba says, “Acaryas who have a minimum of five hundred initiates and are
adept in the difficult vishes’a yoga will be eligible for purodha
training.” (CC-1, chapter 4, point 2)

Note: These days this above mandate of Baba is limited to the printed page
only. Unfortunately, in practice, different parameters are there for
getting Purodhaship. Now a minimum two qualifications are needed: (1) To
obey “Centre” like a slave without any “if’s & but’s”– to always be ready to
blindly follow them; And (2) To collect money by hook or by crook, by right
or wrong means, and give that to one’s bosses. If these two criteria are
present then one is qualified for Purodha training. So I hope in future
Baba’s teaching will again be followed.
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