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Date: Mon 31 Dec 2012 20:26:57
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From: Kamalakanta_margii@u.pub….
Subject: What is Fearful and Fearless Love for Parama Purusa

Baba

== WHAT IS FEARFUL & FEARLESS LOVE FOR PARAMA PURUSA ==

Namaskar,
This letter addresses some key aspects of devotional life and dhyana, and how we can cultivate a deeper, more intimate relation with Parama Purusa.

EXAMPLES OF FEARFUL AND FEARLESS LOVE IN MUNDANE LIFE

In Baba’s teachings, it is given that sadhana is the journey from fearful love for Parama Purusa to fearless love for Parama Purusa. To best understand and benefit from His divine guidelines, let’s first investigate fearful and fearless love on the mundane level.

There are many examples how fearful and fearless love plays out in mundane life. We will also investigate exclusively fear-based relations. For instance:

(a) Suppose a child breaks something in the house and then runs away and does not go back home. That child is just hiding at the neighbor’s house. Such a child is quite fearful. The child’s mother is calling and calling for them to return home, but that child does not budge. After a while the neighbor cajoles, prods, and ultimately carries the child to its mother. The child went unhappily. Such types of kids do not have love for their parents; rather their relationship is based on fear.

(b) Let’s say a child breaks a clay pot in their home, then they may run over to the neighbor’s house to hide. Although they do not really want to stay at their neighbor’s house, but nor do they wish to face their parents. They are scared to go back to their own house. But when mother starts calling the child then after a few rounds of calls, and after mother gives her assurance, the child returns home. That child has fearful love for their parents.

(c) Lastly, a child breaks something in the house and is overcome with sadness, but does not run away. That child is feeling repentant for their mistake, and when the mother calls the child immediately runs into her arms. In that case, we can say that the child has fearless love for her.

Finally in the case of ideal parents, we often see that kids have fearless love for their mother and fearful love for their father. This is not the rule per se, but perhaps a general trend.

EXAMPLES OF FEARFUL AND FEARLESS LOVE IN SPIRITUAL LIFE

Those pre-historic humans had only a fear-based relationship with God. That continued for thousands of years. It was only with the divine advent of Lord Krsna that a revolutionary shift occurred. Then bhaktas began having a loving relation with Parama Purusa. This is evidenced by the poetry and writings of Surdas, Meerabai, Caetanya Mahaprabhu, Vidyapti etc.

Still today some religion preach a fear-based relation with God, gradually though more seekers are being drawn to having a loving relation with Parama Purusa.

Here are a few examples that show the continuum from fear-based relations with God, to fearful love for Parama Purusa which gets transformed into fearless love for the Divine Entity.

(a) In some extreme cases of fear-based relations with Parama Purusa, followers think that, “God is ferocious and can curse and destroy me. I have done sin and He will leave me to burn in hellfire.” Some dogmatic religions adhere to this extreme tenet. In that case there is only fear.

(b) Next, some sadhakas think they are unable to follow all the rules and codes of conduct and they will never be up to the mark. So they opt not to go close. Instead they prefer to do pranam from a distance. They have love for Parama Purusa, but do not want to go close and talk etc. They prefer to sit in the back for general darshan and DMC; and internally they vow to themselves never to go to any meeting or reporting. In that smaller venue, they may be punished and pointed out, so they prefer not to go themselves, but they like to hear about it. There were some margiis and wts who followed this pattern. They did not wish to go close but they had love for Baba so they came and stayed in Ananda Marga. Those who left Ananda Marga entirely and never came back, they had a fear-based relation with Parama Purusa.

(c) Then there are those sadhakas who have committed wrongs and they think, “How can I go close to Parama Purusa, He will be furious with me.” Such persons also have fearful love for the Lord.

(d) Another section of devotees think that, “If I do wrong then Parama Purusa will be unhappy with me.” Actually they have yet to engage in any wrongdoing, but the very thought of that is enough for them to think that the Lord will be displeased with them. They too harbour fearful love for Parama Purusa.

Here are a few examples of fearless love for Parama Purusa:

(a) When devotees experience strong sadhana and potent mantra japa by His grace, then their fear automatically dissipates. They think, “My Parama Purusa loves me and whatever mistakes I have made will not be cause for Him keeping me away, rather because He loves me He will take me on His lap, regardless of my past wrongs.” Such a bhakta has fearless love for Parama Purusa. They request Parama Purusa, “Ok, I have committed many mistakes but it is Your duty to make me alright. It is up to You to cleanse me and give me strength.” Such bhaktas do not have fear. Some even accuse Parama Purusa, “Why did You allow me to do wrong? Why did You not keep me clean.” Some sadhakas really think like this, and it is not just some external show. They truly feel this way inside their heart. They do not brag about this or beat the drum. This is just their natural devotional expression.

(b) Any sadhaka who has experienced deeper and more intimate relations with Him in dhyana will naturally have fearless love for Him.

Baba furthermore states in the last chapter of Subhasita Samgraha – 25, “Iishvar Prem Tatha’ Usake Sa’th Bhay”, that it is okay and natural for sadhakas to begin their spiritual journey having fearful love for Parama Purusa. By this way they will be careful to follow all the do’s and don’ts. Then, slowly over time, or depending upon their approach in sadhana, they become more mature and focused and strictly abide by all those codes of conduct. Their devotional link with Him deepens and their fear fades away as they progress along this continuum. It is Baba’s grace.

In this posting, and for all bhaktas, the transition is from fearful love to fearless love for Parama Purusa. Please read Baba’s following guidelines.

BABA’S TEACHING ON DHYANA

In many places Baba guides us that that dhya’na is our highest practice which has no comparison.

Baba says, “Dhyana is the unbroken flow of the mind-stuff, or citta, in one continuous stream, like the flow of oil, where all the propensities of the mind are fixed on the Goal.” (Ananda Marga Caryacarya – 1, Sadhana, pt #7)

Our scripture says, “Dhya’na yoga which elevates human beings through constant self-analysis, obliterates the very existence of the non-spiritual, and expedites one’s elevation into the supreme spiritual stance.” (Microvita in a Nutshell, p. 92-3)

By these sadhana teachings it is clear that dhya’na is that distinct practice which leads us unto Him.

FEARFUL LOVE TO FEARLESS LOVE

In this passage Baba vividly tells us that sadhana – dhya’na – is the process of yojana’t, whereby we move from the stage of fearful love to fearless love for Him.

Sadguru says, “Yojana means unicity with Him. The final goal of a sa’dhaka is to become one with Him….The spirit of sa’dhana’ is to get oneself unified with the hub of this universal wheel, not united but unified.”

“Now this sa’dhana’ which is sa’dhana’ for complete merger, for unification, starts with fearful love. Love must be there. Unless and until there is love, there can not be unification. So love must be there but it starts with fearful love and ends in fearless love : and the space between fearful love and fearless love is the space of sa’dhana’. What is sa’dhana’? Sadhana’ is transformation of fearful love into fearless love.”

“When this attraction is for any non-integral entity, or for any small entity this is called ka’ma. When that attraction is for that integral entity, and the integral entity is only one and that one is Parama Purus’a — it is called Prema.”

“Yojana’t starts with fearful love and ends in fearless love and the process of transformation of fearful love into fearless love is called sa’dhana’ (Intuitional Practice).”

“Sa’dhana’ starts with fearful love:..One name of God is bhiis’an’a because everybody is afraid of Him. Everybody starts their sa’dhana’ with fearful love but that sa’dhana’ ends in fearless love – because unless and until one becomes fearless one cannot become one with Him.” (Subhasita Samgraha – 18; Salem, Madras, D.M.C. 9-12-64)

SPECIAL GUIDELINE FOR ENHANCING DHYANA:

UNIQUE TEACHING FROM BABA

Furthermore, here is Baba’s special sadhana guideline for enhancing one’s pratice of dhyana.

In His discourse, ‘Chariot and the Charioteer’, Baba explains about pra’na wherein He specifically guides us that pranayama and dhyana should be done in sequence – i.e. when the mind is very calm then one can do pranayama, and, directly thereafter, one should do dhyana. That’s to say, pranayama should always be followed by dhyana.

Pranayama and dhyana are very important and closely linked as Baba Himself has written the significant aspects of the practical process
in His books.

Here is the one of the special and unique ways in which pranayama and dhyana are related. Here Baba guides us that pranayama is a necessary complement for proper dhya’na.

Baba says, “Pra’n’a’yama is the scientific process to control the respiration and hence the mind, as a result of which sadhana is especially facilitated. The practice of dhya’na becomes a time consuming affair if pra’n’a’yama is not adequately practised.” (Caryacarya, Sadhana, pt #4)

By the above teaching it is clear that pranayama plays an important role in the practice of dhya’na. And through sustained effort in dhyana the sadhaka develops fearless love for Him and ultimately becomes one with Him, by His grace.

BECOMING ONE WITH HIM

Baba says “A genuine spiritualist will have to establish a relation of love with Parama Purus’a. Those who remain oblivious to this truth become unsuccessful in their mission.” (Subhasita Samgraha – 11, ‘The Path of Salvation’)

Ananda Marga scripture says, “Tasmin haḿso bhrámyate brahmacakre. And what do the rest of the people do? They think that since Parama Puruśa is so vast and so learned, whereas they themselves are foolish and illiterate – insignificant creatures. Thus they increase their radii, their distance from the nucleus. This psychology that Parama Puruśa is too vast and great for the devotees to attain Him is called mahimnabodha, that which keeps them away from Parama Puruśa. Those who consider themselves to be wicked try to go far from Parama Puruśa, thinking that if they remove themselves from Him they will in this way be spared punishment. But the point is, if someone goes some distance from Parama Puruśa, can he or she avoid punishment in this way? No. So it is better to come close to Him and draw His sympathy and love, and thus become pure and holy.”

Prthagátmánaḿ preritáraḿca matvá.

“As long as human minds dwell on the duality that “I and my Lord are separate entities,” they keep on moving around the periphery of Parama Puruśa. Instead of this, people should think, “Parama Puruśa is my Father – He may be great and wise, but after all I am His child.” Now in the worldly sphere, if a father is learned and the son or daughter is illiterate, this does not at all undermine the sweet and loving relationship between the father and his child; rather instead of going away from Parama Puruśa, it is better to come close to Him so that the influence and wisdom of the Supreme can elevate His sons and daughters. And those who are wicked and sinful also need not be worried because they are also equally His children.” (Subhasita Samgraha – 11, The Supreme Desideratum of the Microcosms)

Sadguru says, “There cannot be any complex in the spiritual level or existential sphere. In spirituality there is no complex because every person has contact with Parama Puruśa on a purely personal level. There is no third existence between them. There are only two – the spiritualist and the Parama Pitá [Cosmic Father]. Spiritualists move towards the Cosmic Father and sit on His lap. To do this is every one’s birthright. Nobody can be debarred from doing so on the pretext of inferior caste, colour, education or poverty. Since this is every one’s birthright there cannot be any complex in the arena of spirituality. The defective social order injects an inferiority complex in the mind which often persists even when people enter the spiritual field. They feel that as the Cosmic Father is so great, how can they, being of low caste or poor or uneducated, go to Him? This is called mahimnabodha in the shástras [scriptures]. But one should not forget that the relation of father and child exists. Even if the father is a great scholar, the uneducated child will go to him and ask for whatever he requires because he or she has affection for the father. Just now I said that in the field of spirituality there cannot be any complex, but there are complexes due to social defects. It is our spiritual duty to rectify the social order. If we fail, there may not be good spiritualists. Even those who have the potentiality to become good spiritualists may not progress. They may be like a flower that dies before it blossoms.” (Ananda Vacanamrtam – 5, The Social Order and Superiority and Inferiority Complexes)

Baba says, “The real spiritual unification is defined as Saḿyoga yoga ityuktah jiivátamá Paramátmanah: when the unit consciousness and the Supreme Consciousness are fused into one, that is the real yoga. When does this take place? When the spiritual aspirants establish a relationship of sweet love with Parama Puruśa. In the absence of this sweet and loving relationship, human beings are bound to maintain a distance from Parama Puruśa out of fear. This is called mahimnabodha in the scriptures. “While Parama Puruśa is such a vast and exalted Entity and I am such an insignificant creature, how can I go near Him?” This sort of inferiority complex on the part of a spiritual aspirant is immensely harmful, and spiritual aspirants must be aware of this. I may be a very small creature, and indeed a drop of water is very insignificant in comparison to the vast ocean of water; but although small, that tiny drop of water is inseparably associated with the ocean itself. That drop never thinks that because it is a mere drop, how can it be associated with the great sea. In the same way, the arduous yogic practice of spiritual aspirants becomes meaningless if they fail to establish a sweet relation with Parama Puruśa.” (Subhasita Samgraha – 11, The Path of Salvation)

Baba says, “Kevalá bhakti: When one is identified with the goal there remains only one entity. This is called kevalá bhakti. This category of devotion is not attainable by one’s individual effort. One can attain it by the grace of great personalities or Parama Puruśa. This is the highest stage of devotion. In this devotion the sádhaka remains oblivious of the differences and distinctions. This is called mahimna jiṋána. As long as the sense of differentiation will exist, the sádhaka will hesitate to be one with Brahma.” (Ananda Marga Philosophy in a Nutshell – 4, Bhakti and Krpa)

MORE OF BABA’S DIVINE TEACHINGS

Taraka Brahma says, “Try, O sa’dhaka, to know only Him, in Whom are held the sky, the world and the void, in whom are ensconced the mind, the five vital forces and the sensory and motor organs. Shun all other pointless considerations except your efforts to know Him. You are mortal, subject to death. Your desire of establishing yourself in deathlessness has been with you from eternity. And that very Brahma is the bridge leading to that state of deathlessness. So you will reap the real good, if you can only know Him.” (Subhasita Samgraha – 2, p.30)

Ananda Marga ideology says, “The Entity whom you are trying to attain – Parama Purus’a – is your own innermost self. Your relation with Him is not external, to be defined by courts, laws, or society. It is a family relationship. The desire in your mind to meet God is only born when He is inclined towards you. It is the result of His desire to meet you. Your meeting with God is not a unilateral affair, it is a mutual thing. You walk one step towards Him and He will come twenty towards you.”

“When an infant starts walking, the parent first asks it and goads it to walk a little. It tries to walk, but falls. Then the parent advances and lifts it up onto his or her lap. God does the same. Make the slightest effort, and He will pick you up and place you on His lap.”

“Your relation with God is personal. No one can sever this relationship. It is part of your being, your birthright.” (Ananda Vacanamrtam – 23)

IN ORDER TO TEACH, ONE MUST PRACTICE

Although it is a sensitive matter, everyone should be very clear that only those acaryas who are strict and sincere in all lessons of sadhana can teach meditation to others. Failing that, their instuctions for dhya’na will be hazy and confusing. Those who do not practice dhya’na in their practical life cannot guide others.

Baba furthermore tells us in different discourses that “A’caran’a’t Pa’t’hyet Yah Sah A’ca’ryah”.

Only those who teach by their conduct are acaryas. If their conduct is not good, then they cannot be treated as acarya. So acarya does not mean the title of acarya or wearing a certain colour of clothing. The critical meaning of acarya is those whose conduct is exemplary. (Reference Ananda Vacanamrtam – 23 ‘Silent Action’, and Ananda Vacanamrtam – 31, Conduct of Acarya.)

Baba says, “Those who have the responsibility to show the path to others should be of superlative character with the most refined conduct. They and their followers must move constantly towards all-round development and shreya [ultimate spiritual attainment]. Persons who teach such well-regulated behaviour to others by their own conduct are called ácáryas.”

“Bear in mind that people may be harmed or misled by even a small weakness or defect in the conduct of an ácárya. Just as it is the duty of a father to educate his children properly by his good conduct, an ácárya or ácáryá should always instruct by his or her exemplary actions and words.”

“In every period of history, some people are heard saying: “Today’s society is ruined, the people degenerated. Life was better in the old days.” The same view is expressed in every era. Have human beings really lost their humanity? Don’t they hold the highest position in the evolution of living things?”

“All the psychological diseases of humanity are the result of not having bhúmadrśt́i (Cosmic outlook) in life. The diseased persons do not consider others, but think only about themselves. They are busy thinking about their own families, employers, etc., and they forget everyone else. This is a terrible malady. But it is a mere expression and symptom of narrow-mindedness, the real root and reason for psychological disease. The cure is to reverse the trend of behaviour to rid the fallen human beings of narrow-mindedness. The medicine is one and only one: Brahmabháva [ideation on Supreme Consciousness]. But just adopting the supreme goal does not immediately establish one in that. It is the work of the ácárya to recognize if a person is on the right or wrong path and course of action. The ácárya should give direction and guidance in every work, big or small. When he or she is to impart any duty to anyone, he should be strict, strong and exact, like a diamond. He or she should never consider social position, wealth, rank, etc. Only those who are established in Yama and Niyama [moral code] and practise sádhaná can be given any responsibility.” (Ananda Vacanamrtam – 31, Conduct of Acarya)

Namaskar,
at His lotus feet,
Kamalakanta

PRABHAT SAMGIITA

“Timira’vrt ama’ra’trir a’ndha’r bhediya’ esecho…” (P.S. 1329)

Purport:

O’ Baba, on this pitch-black amavasya night which is enveloped by the cimmerian darkness, on this very night by piercing through the cimmerian
darkness You have taken advent.

O’ my dearmost Baba, You have saturated my entire existence with Your divine effulgence and You have situated Yourself in the depths of my heart.

Baba, I go on ideating on You – ensconcing my mind in Your ideation. O’ my Dearmost, You are mine and mine alone. I do not have fear of anyone or anything, because when I know in my heart that everything is situated within You, then why should I have any fear.

O’ Parama Purus’a, I will not harbour any feelings of hatred towards anyone on any occasion. Because when everyone is within You, then how can I have hatred towards anyone. I cannot.

O’ Parama Purusa with Your thunderous voice You are revealing this eternal Supreme truth: That You are the Supreme Controller of this great
universe.

Baba, You have graced me by coming after piercing through the cimmerian darkness. Your glory cannot be written – it is indescribable…

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This entire posting is composed of 2 parts:
(1) Posting: Watch Out Your Jagrti, MU, AMPS Land May Be in Process to be Sold #1;
(2) Prabhat Samgiita #2278.

WATCH OUT YOUR JAGRTI, MU, OR AMPS LAND

MAY BE IN PROCESS TO BE SOLD

~ PART 1 ~

Note: You must read this as this contains local news of your area.

Namaskar,
There are many places where our Ananda Marga jagrtis, Baba Quarters, and land holdings are being sold and in queue to be sold. Let us discuss and examine the pros and cons of this approach – and give some news as well.

HOW WE ACQUIRE LAND

In general, our Marga gets new land parcels in these following ways:

a. Donation of land by margiis;
b. Donation of land by non-margiis;
c. Donation of land by government;
d. Financial donation by margiis for purchasing land;
e. Financial donation by non-margiis for purchasing land; and,
f. Land capture, i.e. in certain parts of the world if an organisation starts using unused government land for their social service work, then the government often passes ownership of that land to that organisation. This happens in India and elsewhere too.

GOOD DEED OF RECURRING NATURE

In all these cases, there is a clear-cut goal and allotted purpose for the land; the land was not just meant to be sold.

Irrespective of the way in which the organisation gets that land, donors feel that the land they are donating should be used for social service projects. That is their motive for donating the land.

“Indirect virtue is acquired when one’s service has a recurring effect, such as service to the society, planting trees, etc. If banyan trees are planted beside a hot and dusty road they will
continue to give shelter to weary travellers for one thousand to two thousand years. Virtue acquired in this way is indirect virtue.” (1)

The general feeling is that people want to be involved in a social service project that is of a recurring nature, like land donation – in order to get virtue. Non-margiis often do like this.The person who donated the land cannot continue to get virtue if the land they donated gets sold. Indeed that is betrayal.

So they want pious social service work to be done on that land – on an ongoing basis. By this way they will get virtue.

Indeed even mahapatakiis (great sinners) may get moksa by this way.

Baba has written that if even the worst sinner becomes involved in recurring welfare activities, then all their bad samskaras can be requited. So giving land for social service work falls in that type of good deed of recurring nature.

In contrast, if at the time of donation they think that the land they are donating will be sold as part of a business transaction then they will not donate it in the first place. They are giving the land not for a business transaction but for social service.

MARGIIS FINANCIAL HARDSHIP

Local margiis pay money to register donated land. In India there is a registration fee and in other countries there is a tax. In both cases, local margiis carefully save money from their limited family budget to donate towards this registration cost. In our Marga, it is not the ultra-rich who donate land, but rather it is hard-working common folk who donate land. And they face real hardship in order to get the land registered. In India, the registry fee is 8% of the total cost of the land. That is a high price to pay. But margiis and sympathizers will pay it because they wish to do social service.

However, if they have any doubt that the land will be sold or used as part of a business scheme, then they will never undergo such financial hardship to register and donate land.

DONORS’ SENTIMENTAL ATTACHMENT TO LAND

Land donors, be they margiis or sympathizers, are always very attached to the land which they are giving – it is like a part of their heart. Baba says the following about their deep attachment to land.

“Among all the attachments human beings suffer from, attachment to land is one of the strongest. Out of sympathy farmers can donate large amounts of produce without hesitation, but they will feel tremendous pain if they are asked to donate a few square metres of land. If they have to donate land to somebody, farmers feel that their ribs will break because of the pain in their hearts. Those who donate land do so for three reasons – to save the major part of their land, for a high humanitarian cause or out of spiritual inspiration.” (2)

Thus even when margiis & sympathizers donate land to our Marga they do not do so for someone to sell that land and then misuse the money – like some of our Dadas do. Rather people donate land with a high ideal in mind – to serve humanity. That is what motivates them to give that which they so greatly treasure.

They donate the land because it is for Ba’ba’s mission. They donate their land with the great hope that this will be useful for Ananda Marga social service work and that their offering of land will please Baba.

Where there is no land donor, margiis save money for months & year to buy a piece of land with that same motive and hope.

PROJECT IS SECURED BY LOCAL HELP:

MARGIIS AND NON-MARGIIS

In any place where we have land, jagrti or a social service project then, especially in India, that land or project is secured by local help – margiis & non-margiis. These properties are not constructed or purchased with monetary help from Centre. The local bodies pay everything.

It is not like Christian missionaries where local people pay nothing and their global national or global church headquarters or governing boards pay everything. That is the way the Christian church operates in poorer countries. So, for instance, in Zimbabwe the local people may not mind if their church land is sold because they were not involved in acquiring land in the first place.

But that is not the way it works in Ananda Marga.

In AM, in most circumstances Centre does not give one penny for such locally donated properties, i.e. for smaller projects. Rather margiis and non-margiis are emotionally and financially involved with that property. Those sitting distance have no idea how emotionally attached the local people are to that land.

Indeed, Centre has no role. Local margiis and local posted Wts are the ones who make every effort for the land and development thereof.

All land registration is done in the name of the General Secretary just because of the organizational system; it does not mean that GS Dada has any role in purchasing the land.

SALE RUINS REPUTATION OF ANANDA MARGA

Any place where donated land is sold makes for one negative trend of recurring nature. For instance, if a jagrti is sold as a business maneuver then the surrounding population will always think that margiis are fake and have nothing to do with social service. The locals will think that, “We donated the land and they sold it and misused the money.”

That gives one negative trend where in future no one will want to give land to AM as they will have read in the newspaper or heard stories that we are not really service-minded. People will make jokes and ridicule us that, “They sold donated land and kept the money. Never trust these people.” These types of stories will get published by enemies. This will create harm – not just in that place, but all over. Word will spread how, “I have seen where I donated money and now that land is sold and the money is gone. these are fake people do not trust them.”

Plus future historians will investigate and report how Ananda Margiis wrongly sold donated lands. They will dig up old newspapers and get the facts how a jagrti was donated by Mr So and So and inaugurated on such and such date. But they will see how that jagrti is now gone having been sold to some entrepreneur or capitalist for their business ventures. All this as well as other accounts such historians will publish this in their book.

By seeing all this new persons will not like to join they will think we are preaching and teaching lofty ideals but inside we are hollow. Miscues and shady land dealings will damage the image of AM in a
recurring way for a long time to come. And indeed that is what we see happening right now. This will deter and scare off future philanthropic donors. You will never hear in India how a church, mosque or temple is sold.

That is why Baba warns us against those Dadas involved in selling off AM land as it will have an ongoing, recurring negative effect.

“This maha’pa’taka is also atipa’taka, but the difference is that its effect is of recurring nature. Suppose a corrupt businessman uses papaya seeds [in the black pepper] – he invents a [new kind] of adulteration – papaya seeds. Now other businessmen will learn it from him, and the process will go on in recurring nature. So the particular businessman who invented this art is a maha’pa’takii. That is, its effect will be of recurring nature. It will go on forever.” (3)

So those selling AM land fall in maha’pa’takii group because after them some other Dadas will follow their negative example and sell more land and property etc.

Furthermore, any organisation that thinks it will grow and last into the future then they will keep all their holdings thinking that people will come and join and run those projects etc. Only those organisations that are on their deathbed sell their land and properties. The entire public understands this. It is just like if a monarchy is in disrepair or if a rich business family is losing its stature then they will sell off their assets because they have no other means. And in that way they will ultimately sell off everything.

So selling land has serious repercussions. It is a layered, complex scenario that bleeds in so many ways with unexpected consequences for a long time to come.

What is going on now in AM – this shrinking and destruction – was going on in Prabash Tiirtha, back in the days of the Vrishni house after Lord Krsna left. The drunken Yadava dynasty destroyed themselves. That is what is going on now in AM, unfortunately. We should not watch helplessly.

OUR BOUNDEN DUTY

That is why it is the duty of each and every margii, wt, acarya, and all those who love Baba to not allow AM land, property and jagrtis to be sold. That will create a negative situation for long time to come. Other greedy and manipulative people will learn what certain Dadas are doing and will cheat more.

INCIDENT FROM BETTIAH

In Bettiah, one non-margii donated land near a railway station, and the land was vacant and unused for long time. So the donor filed one court case to get it back because the land was not used for the stated purpose. His grandchildren demanded it back. Attorneys told local margiis and Wts to start something otherwise “you will lose the land.” Immediately they started a children’s home there and ultimately, that became our Didi’s jagrti.

SELLING LAND: BETRAYAL LEADS TO MISTRUST

From the above story we can easily understand that those who donate land keep sharp eyes to ensure that their land is properly used. They write this in their memoirs and family stories. Countless non-margiis have donated land and buildings thinking that their own personal family will get ongoing virtue for the philanthropic work happening on that land.

Selling it then is betrayal and leads to mistrust. And indeed those who gave the land will follow-up and find out what is going on. In turn, local margiis will be shamed; it will be difficult to face the public.

Plus when people find one fault with us then they will blame Baba as well.

For all these reasons and more this is a slippery slope and going in a negative direction. For any reason we should never do such heinous work.

NEGATIVE SAMSKARA

We have seen that if anyone starts selling off their estate they become a beggar. So many times this happens. Likewise if any organisation sells off their assets and properties, they get reduced to zero. That is why any publicly supported organisation will never sell their property. Even if it is unused for long time they will always keep it.

In India there are hundreds of thousands of churches and mosques that are unused but they do not sell them as they think times will change and they will recruit someone to manage those buildings.

Unfortunately, now in AM some Dadas are selling our active jagrtis and schools. They are selling such properties to raise money for their group clash and court cases. This is the sinful injustice that is going on.

Such Dadas try to convince margiis of their fateful logic but they themselves cannot see truth – they cannot see their sins – because their mind is in rasatala.

“The seventh hell is rasa’tala, the very crudest of all stages of existence. Obviously in that state human beings are no longer human beings: their minds, their intellects are reduced to extreme crudity, a stage of no return. Similarly when people start becoming degraded, a stage comes when they can no longer elevate themselves; rasa’tala is such a state.” (4)

THE ROLE OF DEVOTION

With deep devotion and strong emotion, margiis donate land to Baba so in that way AMPS is the worldly custodian of land, but is not the owner. Margiis feel that everything belongs to Parama Purusa.

Indeed, Ba’ba’ is the real owner because devotees gave to Baba.

MORE ARTICLES COMING

In the next we will the name various lands & jagrtis that are in process of getting sold. If you have news about what is happening in your area, please tell. In this atmosphere it is not clear which jagrti will be sold next – anything can happen. Many are in use are under contract to be sold. It is not just that empty or unused buildings are sold. So beware.

Remember we are dealing with groupists who lust after the power and control for their faction. They are veritable politicians; we cannot run away from this situation. We must be vigilant.

“For the selfish and hypocrites, politics is the best instrument to achieve their selfish ends; hence when dealing in politics proceed very cautiously and with sharp eyes all round.” (5)

Namaskar,
In Him,
Devavrata

REFERENCES:
1. Ananda Vacanamrtam, Part 8
2. Prout Nutshell-14, “Cooperative Production”
3. Ananda Vacanamrtam-31, “Sinners and Their Rectification”
4. AMIWL-11
5. Caryacarya-2

Prabhat Samgiita #2278

“Ka’che ese bha’labese more tumi gecho ye bhule…” (P.S. 2278)

Purport:

O’ Parama Purusa, You might have forgotten how in the past You came close to me in an intimate way and showered Your love. That time I did not call You, nor did I do sadhana or any type of penance to get You; just You showered Your grace by coming to me. Only by Your grace You came.

O’ Divine Entity, whether I like or not, whether I care or not, still You go on pulling my heart in Your longing. By Your grace and by Your loving care and by the discipline, You always make me better and better so that I cannot fall onto the wrong path. O’ Parama Purusa Baba, O’ my Lord, please never be vimukh [1] ; and please never be virup [1]. Please do not allow me to crush all my desires and longings.

Baba, in my heart I always feel that my life, my prana, is just Your gift. This also I understand that You love me so much. You have graciously made me understand that externally You are tough. Because when I do something wrong in life I have to suffer the consequences. That is Your way of disciplining me. In that way I get a lesson. And all this You do for my welfare. At the same time I understand that internally You are very soft, incomparable – and always loving. You always arouse the feeling of love in my heart towards You.

O’ Parama Purusa Baba, please always be ever-gracious so that I cannot forget You. You have done so much for me…

END NOTES FOR PRABHAT SAMGIITA #2778:

(1) Vimukh and Virup: In Nama’mi Krsna Sundaram Baba explains the meaning of these two terms. Vimukh means to displease the Lord to such a degree that He completely turns Himself away from you. And virup means to make Him furious with you. Although both are bad, of the two, Virup is comparatively better because then at least one is still receiving Guru’s guideline and attention. Whereas if He is vimukha, then He is no longer even recognising you. So that is a terrible position and one should never behave in such a way as to make Him vimukh. For more about this see Namami Krsnasundarm, discourse #1.

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Date: Tue, 25 Dec 2012 20:54:42 -0400
To: am-global@earthlink.net
From: Satyadeva
Subject: One Can’t Hide

Baba

== ONE CAN’T HIDE ==

Namaskar,
Baba’s following teaching is highly relevant to a recent and ironic downfall of one general who wrote the handbook on counter-terrorism.

NOWHERE TO HIDE – MUST UNDERGO THE CONSEQUENCES

Na antalikkhe na samuddamajjhe
Na pabbatanam vivaram pavissa
Na vijjati so jagatippadeso
Yatthatthitam nappasaheyya maccu.

Baba says, “Suppose a person commits a wrong by accepting a bribe. While receiving the bribe he thinks that no one is watching, but that is impossible. A third entity is watching everything. No one can do anything secretly in this universe. But the bribe-taker thinks the opposite because avidyá shakti has placed a veil between him and the Supreme Being. This is a very dangerous situation. It is just like a hare being chased by a hunter: the hare sits down and covers its eyes with its ears and, thinks, “I cannot see anything, so the hunter cannot see anything either. Hence he won’t be able to kill me.” This is a deadly mistake! Wherever one commits a wrong, be it in the depths of the ocean or in a high mountain cave, one cannot escape the consequences: one will certainly be detected one day or another.” (Subhasita Samgraha – 18)

In His above teaching, Baba guides us that no deed goes unseen in this universe. Some people mistakenly think that they can commit wrongful crimes and atrocities and keep those ills hidden. But, as Baba says, that is impossible. Parama Purusa sees everything. One will have to face the consequences – there is no way out, nowhere to hide. For every misdeed, there is a corresponding consequence. It is inevitable; there is no escape. That is Baba’s explicit warning.

RECENT DOWNFALL OF ONE GENERAL & COUNTER-TERRORISM SPECIALIST

Last month, General David Petraeus, the head of the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency), was taken down in scandal, the irony of which cannot be overlooked.

Over the course of his lengthy, multi-decade career as a military officer, strategist, and counter-terrorism leader, General Petraeus has engaged in numerous types of dealings. Here is a short bio of his career:

– He was the Director of the CIA from June 30, 2011 to December 2012.

– CIA carries out signature drone strikes that have killed countless, innocent citizens in various countries.

– Plus the CIA is arguably the most covert, clandestine organisation in the world that oversees countless operatives, secret alliances and investigations, undercover attacks, and a vast array of operations.

– And Petraeus is “in” on all of this, because he was the head of the CIA.

AS A TOP MILITARY COMMANDER:

– As a top general in the military, Petraeus did so many operations, including arranging the sales of arms to various governments so big capitalists could profit.

– The US sells arms and weapons to those governments around the world which they want to keep in power. Even if the government is crushing their own people, such as in Bahrain, the US will continue to provide arms to those corrupt leaders in exchange for their loyalty and / or resources. The US has done this all over the world – they have supported debased, despotic leaders across the Middle & Far East to throughout Latin / Central America, and on every continent from Africa to Europe.

– In those areas where the US is not in favour of the regime, then the US military will arrange for the selling of arms to various combatants and militia groups in order to topple the regime such as in Iran. The US has been giving arms to various militants around the world and even drug lords like Manuel Noriega of Panama. Often the US supports militia groups and helps them gain power; once in power they embark in so many hostilities and the US often has to invade to bring them down. In this way, the US military creates so many problems. And General Petraeus has been part of all this for decades.

– There are many more tales to tell of power and corruption.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/11/covert-war-iran-cia-israel_n_1417764.html

Here is how Petraeus was caught…

Through an unusual chain of events, an investigative team came across a secret email account that General Petraeus shared with one woman where they talked in detail of their illicit relationship etc. Both were already married. Their secret affair was further examined and ultimately exposed, thereby forcing General Petraeus to step down from his position as head of the CIA and retire. He lost his post and stature, after it was uncovered that he was involved with two females.

Interestingly, he was using the same email trick that terrorists use: Never send the actual email; just write a letter and place it in the ‘drafts’ folder, then the other person logs into that same account and reads the message in the drafts folder. That way there is no email transmission and everything is “secret.” This is what terrorists do and this is what Petraeus did.

Yet, he was exposed. How ironic is it that the one man who was hailed as the greatest expert in secret intelligence – and had all resources, technology, and techniques at his finger tips – was brought down by his own tactics.

Indeed, in this universe it is impossible to hide. Those involved in wrongdoing will be exposed.

PERSONAL CIRCUMSTANCE

While the events leading to the downfall of General Petraeus are quite dramatic, and depict how even the most sophisticated agent of secret intelligence can be caught and exposed, Baba’s teaching is not limited to such decorated leaders alone.

In each and every place, big or small, wherever people reside there are some who misuse their power. Blinded by ego they think, “nothing can harm me, I may do as I please.” In that way they cheat and harm others. It may be between husband and wife, boss and employee, neighbor to neighbor, group to group, or whomever. Wherever one person or group grabs the upper hand then they generally fall under the false notion that they are unbeatable.

But in all such circumstances, they will one day meet their fate and undergo the consequences of their misdeeds. There is nowhere to run or hide. Everyone must be accountable to their each and every action. That is divine law.

So none should think that only highly posted government agents are prone to being exposed. No one should think, “This does not apply to me.”

As Baba guides us, this rule applies universally for everyone. Where there is sin – where there is injustice – where there is corruption etc, there will be consequences to follow. The remarkable response is that one’s ego does not allow them to think that they too will meet their fate. No one thinks that they will be caught.

All should be alert and know that there is no place to hide – all one’s actions are seen by Parama Purusa.

BABA’S TEACHING

We should all live by the tenets of yama and niyama and inspire others to do that same. In that way we can march forward onto the path of spirituality. Then our reactions will just be sweet and blissful.

We should be cent-per-cent vigilant that our actions are just. When, cent per cent of the time we can remember that Parama Purusa is watching us – and that there is no place to hide – then we will save ourselves from all kinds of troubles and hardship.

Baba says, “In an attempt to escape from one’s sins and misdeeds you may retire to the Himalayas from Kanpur, but you cannot go beyond that. So the question arises, where will you escape to? Suppose you commit some wrong, and to escape the evil outcome of those misdeeds and avoid punishment you try to hide yourself in the sky or in an unknown place or at the bottom of the sea or in a mountain cave. But can you really hide yourself anywhere? In fact in this universe there is not an inch of space where one can conceal oneself.” (Subháśita Saḿgraha Part 11)

Namaskar,
at His feet,
Satyadeva

Note 1: HERE AGAIN IS BABA’S TEACHING

Baba says, “Nothing is hidden from Him. Humans cannot conceal anything they do from Him. If you say to somebody, “Don’t tell anyone about this,” Parama Puruśa hears you saying privately not to tell anyone. Therefore it is said that He has a separate face for each unit being, with which He sees everyone. Na antariikśe na samudramajjhe – “Neither in the sky, nor in the ocean,” nor in a cave, can you hide yourself. Nowhere in the Cosmos can you hide from Him.” (Subhasita Samgraha – 21)
PRABHAT SAMGIITA
“Bhulo kare eso priyo a’ma’r ei kut’ire…” P.S. 1808

Purport:

O’ my Dearmost Baba, it seems that knowingly You do not want to come in my hut. Please, at least, come once – if only by mistake. It is true that I do
not have any quality or attribution – nor do I have devotion. Then by which force can I call You. To call You and request You to come to my home, devotion is needed. And that I do not have. That is why I request You to please come by Your causeless grace. Baba, You know that I am not the ocean of knowledge; nor do I have a huge quantity of intellect. I am completely loaded with imperfections and impurities. Nobody likes to look toward me; everyone avoids me thinking that I am a most ordinary type of being. Baba, please grace me. Baba, I have full faith and trust. You are my hope – of my hopeless heart; You are my colourful dream. My entire longing and my entire thirst and whole love is revolving around You. Baba, You are my everything. Please keep me close or away, it is up to You…

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Date: 05 Oct 2012 20:56:36 -0000
From: “Naresh Mitter”
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: Baba Story: Brave Margii Fights For Ista

Baba

== BABA STORY: BRAVE MARGII FIGHTS FOR ISTA ==

Namaskar,
There are countless Baba stories related with Ista and Adarsha; here I am sharing one very devotional story about one sadhaka’s non-compromising strictness and faith in the sanctity of Ista and adarsha.

THOSE PRE-EMERGENCY DAYS

One very senior margii, Shrii Bhagavanji, from Pathargama Village, Godda district (Bihar), was an LFT and working as an Ananda Marga schoolteacher.

This was the pre-emergency period: Baba was in jail, and many negative articles were printed in the newspaper against Ananda Marga. Not only that, anti-social elements were making jokes about and ridiculing Ananda Marga whenever they saw any of our respected avadhutas or Wt’s in dress.

Sometimes, with their inimical outlook, crude people would try to intentionally taunt and harass margiis. Such callous people were thinking they also could take advantage of the situation and abuse Ananda Marga since the newspapers, government and CBI were already propagandising against AMPS.

Side by side, many good people in society were very sympathetic to our cause. They were notably impressed with Ananda Marga social service projects as well as with the honest and strict moral conduct of Ananda Margiis. So they felt a sense of kinship towards Ananda Marga. In their own quiet manner they were very supportive. Only on the public front, they were forced to be reserved because of the ghastly attitude those in power had towards Ananda Marga.

That was the climate those days. Now here is the real story.

THE STORY UNFOLDS

The LFT teacher Bhagavanji arrived with an application to the food supply officer in order to pick-up the food quota (allotted amount) for the Ananda Marga children’s home. When the corrupt officer saw the application from the children’s home in-charge (Bhagavanji), then in a mocking manner the officer used abusive language towards Baba and Ananda Marga.

Actually, this official had a history of corrupt dealings, and Ananda Margiis had lodged complaints against him in the past. So this corrupt official harboured a lot of anger, resentment, and ill-will towards Ananda Margiis.

Note: Before continuing on with the story here I should say something so this story will be very clear. In Hindi the pronunciation of the terms ‘Murgii’, ‘Murti’, and ‘Margii’ are very similar. And the meaning of ‘Murgii’ is hen (female chicken).

Now the story continues:

So in taunting tone, the communist-minded officer said, “Oh, you are an Ananda Murgii, how is it you are outside the jail? How is it you did not get arrested? Where is your Guru AnandaMurgii.”

Hearing this, the margii Bhagavanji’s whole existence was burning. He became furious and one great, strong burst of energy came into his body.

Both parties were sitting face to face and in between them was one table.

Bhagavanji scanned around and saw a 1/2 lb, solid glass, paperweight. Without saying a word, within a fraction of a second Bhagavanji grabbed that glass paper weight and pounded it directly on the corrupt officer’s face, in a strong way with full strength. The officer’s nose and front teeth were totally smashed. Some of the teeth actually fell onto the ground.

THEY ALL COME RUNNING

Hearing the cry of the officer, other officials rushed to the scene. They were terrified by what they saw. They were horrified and stricken with fear. They froze and could not retaliate against Bhagavanji. In a roaring voice, the margii Bhagavanji threatened them: “If anybody utters one word against my Guru Shrii Shrii Anandamurtiji, they will invite their death.”

With fear nobody could utter any word. Those corrupt officers stood there frozen with fear and shock.

Later on a police complaint was made and Bhagavanji got arrested.

THE NEWS IS CONVEYED TO BABA & HE RESPONDS

When news of this reached to Baba, He smiled and blessed Bhagavanji. Then those margiis understood that nothing bad was going to happen and they conveyed this to Bhagavanji.

So although Bhagavanji got arrested, he was very happy to have had opportunity to serve Baba in this way. And he was feeling very determined and optimistic that everything will be alright.

Sure enough, after 2 days, Bhagavanji was released from jail. There was never a court case against him. Actually, that corrupt officer was so terrified and worried that he requested a transfer and never brought the matter to court. Nor did he ever give testimony. As far as the legal system was concerned, the whole incident never happened.

Yet we know the sinner’s face got smashed and deformed; and margii Bhagavanji got victory by Baba’s grace. All the margiis who heard about this event got the lesson that where there is Ista there is victory. They understood that they should never tolerate any abuse to Ista and adarsha.

ANANDA MARGIIS HAVE POINTED DEVOTION

News of this event spread like wildfire throughout the entire district. Good people in society remained supportive of Ananda Marga and impressed with the conduct and service-minded approach of margiis and wts. Those people had a sympathetic view and watched for our well-being. There were many, many such supporters. It was only those anti-social elements who became alert upon hearing of this incident. They understood that on the point of Ista and adarsha, Ananda Margiis are very one-pointed and strict. Actually this helped Ananda Margiis immensely. Otherwise, surviving as an Ananda Margii those days was very difficult. The corrupt leaders of society and communist government officials were totally against Ananda Marga. The tendency was then for those negative officers to harass Ananda Margiis. But Bhagavanji’s fierce approach put them on the alert: If they taunt Ananda Margiis, their face will be smashed.

On paper, the point of Ista may look small; but, in reality, it is a big, big point. Strictness and faith in Ista is the foundation for every Ananda Margii: Only then one will have the courage to march forward towards the Goal.

BABA’S BLESSING

Dedication and surrender to Ista is the pre-requisite factor for progressing in spiritual realm. Those who lack this basic devotional feeling Ista cannot advance. Those who have embraced Ista with the inner core of their heart have verily taken the path of Ananda Marga as their way of life and Baba is their Goal. For such blessed sadhakas, success is sure.

Baba says, “Ista means Parama Purusa…Where there is dharma there is Ista; the two are inseparably connected, and thus those who follow dharma are sure to follow Ista also. Dharma cannot exist where there is no love for God.” (Subhasita Samgraha – 12, p. 40)

Namaskar,
Naresh

Note 1: ONLY STRIKE AGAINST DELIBERATE SINNERS, NOT INNOCENT PEOPLE

In society there are all kinds of people. Sometimes innocent, naive, or confused persons may make a disparaging joke or even ridicule you. Then that is a different matter – because you can convince them and they will feel repentant for their words. It is just like if a child makes a joke about Ananda Marga, then that child can be easily taught. As workers and margiis, we do not take those incidents seriously. In stark contrast, in the above story, the margii was confronted by a deliberate sinner – a corrupt official with staunch hatred toward Ananda Marga. That officer was not a good man; he knowingly and intentionally abused Ista. There was zero scope to convince him of his wrongdoing / wickedness and bring him onto the right path. Again it should be understood: That officer was a deliberate sinner.That is why Bhagavanji took such a strong stand.

Note 2: QUALIFICATION OF EVERY ANANDA MARGII

Certainly all in Ananda Marga are aware about these two following conduct rules:

“Non-compromising strictness and faith regarding the sanctity of Ista.” (Sixteen Points, #10)

“You should always bear in mind that you should not try to convince by argument anyone who criticises your Is’ta (Goal), Adarsha (Ideology), Supreme Command or Conduct Rules. If this occurs you should adopt a hard and uncompromising attitude.” (Caryacarya – 2, Sadhana, pt #21)

All Ananda Margiis are aware about these two teaching and these are the very backbone of our AM spiritual cult. Without the faith and love for God (Ista), sadhana is meaningless. It is just like trying to plant and grow seeds in the dry, hot desert sand.

Love for God is basic a quality of every sadhaka. It must be carefully preserved.

Baba says, “This element of devotion, the most precious treasure of humanity, must be preserved most carefully. Because it is such a tender inner asset, to preserve it from the onslaughts of materialism…” (Neo-Humanism: Liberation of Intellect, p. 3)

Every Ananda Margii carries this in their heart. They believe these above quoted teachings from Baba and they put these teachings into practice.

PRABHATA SAMGIITA

“Toma’r saunge mor paricay, ek-a’dha yuger katha’ nay…” (PS 2303)

Purport:

Baba, O’ Parama Purusa, by Your grace my closeness with You is not only since the last few hundred or even few thousand years. Nor is it only since the last one or two epochs or ages. Baba, from before the beginning of time You have been along with me; by Your grace I have always been in Your shelter. Baba, I have been singing Your divine glory since eternity. It is Your grace.

Baba, by being ensconced in Your divine love, my heart became satiated and fulfilled. All my needs and longings have become completely quenched and satisfied. Baba, by constantly ideating on You – day and night, all the time– by Your grace my mind may become one with You.

Baba, please be gracious and do not keep me distant. Always keep me close to Your lotus feet– under Your shelter. Baba, please remain along with me constantly – all the 24 hrs. And please grace me and saturate my mind with Your divine nectar. Baba, make my life full by utilising me all the time in various deeds, in whatever way You like.

Baba, our intimacy and relation has been since eternity. By Your divine krpa’, it will go on up to infinity. Baba, You are so gracious…

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To: AM-GLOBAL
From: “Jyotirmaya Deva” Jyotirmaya.hg@humana…
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2012 09:59:43
Subject: Re: Why Shravanii Purnima #3

Baba

== WHY SHRAVANII PURNIMA ==

~ Part 3 ~

(Note: This is the third letter in this series. Links to the first two postings are below. Please know that the first letter in this series was posted under the title, “The Birth of Ananda Marga.” In subsequent letters the title has been: “Why Shravanii Purnima”. – Eds)

Namaskar,
Our Ananda Marga festival, Shravanii Purnima, is very soon soon: Thursday, August 2, 2012. Below is an excerpt (in brown) from the earlier letter on this thread; thereafter is Baba’s personal account of this holy and auspicious occasion.

“Regarding Shra’van’ii Pu’rn’ima’, one important fact remains that Baba performed the first initiation in the cemetery. So this reveals and foreshadows how in each and every Ananda Margii’s life the cemetery has immense practical value. Those suffering from the dogma that the cemetery is only for avadhutas or kapalikas should gain the proper understanding. Our AM meditation is tantra sadhana and that has relevance and importance for each and every Ananda Margii. That is the special significance why the first disciple Kalicharanji was initiated in the cemetery.”

BABA’S PERSONAL ACCOUNT OF SHRAVANII PURNIMA

Here below Baba Himself recounts the scene of that auspicious Shra’van’ii Pu’rn’ima’ when He performed His first initiation.

Baba says, “This is Shra’van’ii Pu’rn’ima’. It is an important day. Then I was very young, studying in Vidy’asagar College in Calcutta. One evening a very interesting event took place. Suddenly a wicked person came near me. I use the word ‘wicked’, but it is not a permanent state of human beings. A person who is wicked today may be a noble person tomorrow, and one who is dull or stupid today may be wise tomorrow. These are all relative matters bound by the bondages of relativity. No one can be called permanently wicked. It should always be borne in mind that one should always try to the good and the subtle in a wicked person.”

“That evening a certain wicked person came to me. What could he expect from me? But then he came. In accordance with natural human psychology, I asked him, “What do you want? Why do you adopt this evil path?” In the course of our conversation, he realized that he should change the course of his life, and he took initiation. That was the first spiritual initiation I ever imparted to anyone. And that same day, Shra’van’ii Pu’rnima, has again
returned.”

“A long time has elapsed since then. That was perhaps in 1939. This all took place 41 years ago.” (A Few Problems Solved – 5, p. 27-28)

GREAT IMPORTANCE OF REPENTANCE

When a sadhaka feels repentance for his sins or crimes in the deep core of his heart, then grace personified Parama Purusa takes away all those negativesamskaras. And He blesses that sadhaka with His unfathomable grace. That is what happened with Kalicharanji. For Kalicharanji was that “wicked” person who approached Baba that evening and took initiation into AM tantra sadhana.

Here following Baba reveals the importance of repentance.

Baba says, “Someone might have committed a pa’taka [sin of commission], but after that wrong action feels repentance, and compensates for the harm his action caused. After such repentance and compensation, the action is no longer a sin…that person’s sin has been washed away.” (Discourses on Krsna and the Giita, p. 176)

Baba says, “If, knowingly or unknowingly, you have committed any mistake or any sin, then your repentance and your singing Kiirtana, wholeheartedly, will free you from all sins. So, your future is always bright, never dark, never dark.” (Ananda Vacanamrtam – 12)

Namaskar,
Jyotirmaya Deva

Note 1: LINKS TO EARLIER LETTERS

#1: http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/07/the-birth-of-ananda-marga.html

#2: http://am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/07/re-why-shravanii-purnima-2.html

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Date: Mon, 06 Aug 2012 09:32:54
From: “Krpamaya” kpmaya@forensics…
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: Re: Dharmic Warning to PP Dada #2

Baba

== RE: DHARMIC WARNING TO PP DADA ==

~ Part 2 ~

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

Namaskar,

Baba says, “You are to attend Dharmacakra weekly. These are all codes of discipline as prescribed by Bhágavata Dharma. You must follow these codes. There cannot be any concession in this respect, rather concession is dangerous…One may be a king or may be a very poor man, but the code of dharma is equally applicable to all. In this matter, nobody can claim any special concession or favour.” (Subhasita Samgraha – 24, Jaeva Dharma and Bhágavata Dharma)

“Sadly, due to not following the dharmic code of attending dharmacakra, PP Dada fell. Since his demise, Shraddhanandji has certainly been facing negative pratisaincara – that is Baba’s warning: If you do not follow dharmic principles like attending dharmacakra, then you are not going to get human life, let alone mukti or moksa.

So the tragedy is that now Shraddhananda must have been reborn as an animal. Emotionally, we may not like to think and talk in this manner, but prakrti does not care about our emotions. Prakrti follows the rule made by Parama Purusa. Whether we like to consider it or not, but Shraddhananda must have been reborn as an animal. Today, he must be struggling for survival in the animal kingdom. Why? Because on points of dharma there must not be any compromise or concession, yet PP made concessions and departed from the code of dharma by not attending dharmacakra.”

You have raised a very, very important point. I think that Rudrananda and Sarvatmananda will face the same consequences because they misled PP into not following dharma. I do not know why you ignored their fate. Prakrti will not spare them.

What Sarvatmananda and Rudrananda did is both papa (i.e. doing wrong or sin of commission) and pratyavaya (i.e. not doing what one should do, or sin of omission). They should have guided PP to follow dharma but instead they misguided him into following so many dogmas. They led PP down the wrong track and failed to show him the right path.

It is entirely possible that Rudrananda and Sarvatmanadna thought that by this way PP should fall into the depths of negative pratisaincara.

Whatever may be, it is quite evident that both Rudrananda and Sarvatmananda have buried themselves in negative samskaras. They will face the grave consequences in their next life. They will be reborn as lower creatures for pulling PP & others off the dharmic path and misleading them onto the depraved path. Plus they created nasty dogmas.

Such is the unfortunate – yet inevitable – fate of Rudrananda and Sarvatmananda. Any rational margii who thinks in an unbiased manner will easily reach this conclusion.

Namaskar,
Krpamaya

Note: LINK TO FIRST LETTER ON THIS TOPIC

#1: http://www.am-global-01.blogspot.com/2012/07/dharmic-warning-to-pp-dada.html

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Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2012 13:08:45 -0000
To: am-global@earthlink.net
From: “Raviindra Deva”
Subject: Re: News Sexual Crime

Baba

== Re: NEWS: SEXUAL CRIME ==

Namaskar,
I cannot forget how in 1970, one of the monks in the Ramakrishna Mission committed this type of devious sexual crime in rural Jaipur. The outraged villagers took matters into their own hands.

Villagers caught the monk and removed his saffron robe and put him in civil dress. Then they painted his face black, forced him to sit on a donkey, and paraded him through the town with a placard hanging from his neck which read, “I am a child molester.”

But it did not stop there.

More and more villagers joined in and they physically detained that monk and forcibly removed his reproductive organ in such a manner that the monk had to be hospitalized. News of this spread around the whole of India. The monk was shamed by his criminal dealing and will remember his misdeed his entire life.

The sexual crime by Mukunda’nanda must also be taken seriously and addressed accordingly. Thus far the villagers of Daltonganj in 2012 have not dealt with the aggressor the way those villagers of Jaipur did in 1970. How and what the villagers do is for them to decide. But allowing the crime to go unpunished is not acceptable. The culprit must be taken to task.

Namaskar,
Raviindra Deva

Note: LINKS TO FIRST TWO LETTERS

Below are the links to the first two letters from this series. In these letters you can get the details of the case.

News: Sexual Crime, Letter #1

News: Sexual Crime, Letter #2

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