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

Baba

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

Purport:

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

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

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

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

== KEY OF UNITY ==

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

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

SIMILAR TO A TIME IN THE PAST

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

UNITY IS THE KEY WORD

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

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

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

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

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

THEN AND NOW

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

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

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

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

BABA STORY: A SIMILAR THING DURING THE 70’S

BABA’S GRAND ADVICE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HOW TO OVERCOME ONE’S DILEMMA OR CONFUSION

SIXTEEN POINTS BRINGS FORCE INTO THE MIND

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

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

FOCUS ON PARAMA PURUSA

AND BE FIRM ON SIXTEEN POINTS

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

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

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

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

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

PAUSE BRINGS SPEED IN THE FUTURE

OPTIMISM IS LIFE

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

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

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

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

BABA’S BLESSING

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

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

Namaskar,
Liiladhar

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Date: 04 Mar 2010 07:28:10 -0000
From: “G Bhaskaran Reddy”
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: Present Crisis Will Lead To…

Baba

“Tumi prabhu ele ye rauna d’ha’lile ta’ha’r a’di-anta na’hi pa’i…” (PS
4857)

Purport:

Baba You came and You coloured everything in the divine color of
effulgence and ideology. There is no beginning and end of that; You
coloured everything. You Yourself ignited the fire of ideology in the
sleeping and frustrated hearts of the people. And You filled those sunken &
hopeless hearts with divine love. In this entire universe there is no
comparison of what You did and of what You have done– How You poured Your
grace unto one and all.

Baba, You brought a basket full of heavenly blessings along with You to
distribute. And You showered and saturated the animate and inanimate worlds
with that divine grace. You gave the direction to all: Live and let live.
And You gave the teaching how one can grow physically, psychically, and
spiritually. You fulfilled all the requirements to the highest capacity,
done in such a way that even in the future nobody will say that they need
anything more.

Baba, since eternity You have been residing in the core of everyone’s
heart and mind. And You are living and You will go on living with everyone
up to infinite time through Your ota and prota yoga. The serpentine noose
of maya will be ripped to shreds with Your divine liila, “dharma moves
secretly and does everything”. And it will lead me to the divine Goal, You.
Baba You came and saturated everything with Your infinite grace. You have
filled everyone’s heart…

== PRESENT CRISIS WILL LEAD TO A BRILLANT FUTURE ==

Namaskar,
Nowadays in our AMPS organisation, various types of group clashes are going
on. So the question comes that what is the way to view this present scene
and how will we be able to move ahead in future.

LINEAR VS SYSTALTIC PROGRESSION

As you may know, in collective life there is a definitive system regarding
movement and motion. Specifically there are two theories: One is linear
movement and the other is systaltic or pulsative. If the movement is linear
then the future is dark; whereas when the movement is pulsative then that
is the path of proper development and true progress.

PAUSE AND SPEED

Furthermore within the path of pulsative movement there are two distinct
phases: speed and pause. Where the phase of pause itself means preparation
for the next phase of speed.

For instance, if a strong and able-bodied person is taking rest and
sleeping, then at that time his strength is not completely gone or lost
entirely. Rather during those precious resting hours of the night, his body
is getting rejuvenated and gaining more energy. That is the state of pause.
And then the period of speed will again take effect because the next day
with double the strength and vigour he will be able to execute his task in
a better way.

Likewise each and every period of pause brings about a new period of speed.

It is just like when you bring your car to the shop to get it fixed. After
getting it tuned-up and adding new oil and filling it with more fuel, then
the car drives more smoothly and faster than before.

Or take the case when we are breathing. Then the exhalation, or period of
pause, enables the body to prepare for the next in-take of air or
inhalation, period of speed. So in this way the whole body gets oxygenated
and energized in cyclic fashion: speed-pause, speed then pause.

Similarly when anyone goes running then they cannot run constantly without
ever stopping. Rather every so often they need to take rest. So rest does
not mean rest but rather gaining more energy.

Hence in all these cases the period of pause is not a waste of time. Rather
it is a needed and necessary step for bringing new vitality and great speed
into the life. And this process goes on and on.

And in each and every corner of the globe it is working like this: speed &
pause, speed & pause.

HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE

Throughout the entire history of thousands of years, in various societies
and civilisations this was going on. And during the period of pause
invariably people wonder what is wrong and they get confused thinking
everything is negative. But ultimately that period of pause laid the
groundwork for a more sustained period of speed.

This is the way all societies develop and grow.

So although it is not visible, these days also our AM society is moving
ahead. When in any society there is speed then people appreciate this
because they can easily see its positivity. And also they enjoy. But when
society is going through the stage of pause, then common lay people think
that this is negative and that everything is dark and there is no future.
But this type of notion or feeling is improper.

Because today our AM society is in a state of pause. And according to
Baba in the very near future it is going to manifest with a thousand-fold
more energy. The reason is that in any society the base of ideology is
needed. Earlier before 1990 Baba had to give a lot of plans and programs
and ideological points. But people were so concentrated on the work they
were not thinking that what is neo-humanism, what is groupism, what is
right, what is wrong, what is Baba’s teaching, what does He guide.
People had no time to think– just they were very strongly involved in
various types of work.

ERA OF IDEOLOGICAL UNDERSTANDING

But now when we are aware that Baba has given all those philosophies, then
certainly those things need study. And now people are very much alert that
what is groupism. Means since 1990 there have been a lot of lessons and a
lot of teaching and learning is going on. That is the positive point. And
now people are more aware now than in the past about evaluating the real
standard of other margiis and WTs. Who is proper and who is improper. All
the picture has come and by that way people have a stronger understanding
of all the ideological issues.

So during pause people receive something and people get educated and
trained during the period of pause and that is the beauty of the pause state.
So now AM is in pause and tomorrow it will be speed.

WHAT TO DO NOW

The questions is that in this period of pause what should individuals do.

The pause period is about gaining energy. Just as in the night we all gain
energy for better work tomorrow. And we all know that we have three spheres
in our life: physical, psychic, and spiritual. So during this period of
pause in AM society, then our duty is to build up our inner personality in
the three fields by strictly following 16 points. So from points 1 to 16,
each and every point should be looked upon carefully and practiced.

STORY: BABA’S REPLY TO MARGIIS

This same thing Baba told at the time of emergency / martial law also,
when margiis came to visit Him in jail.

We should not forget that that was also a period of pause. And it was just
after Emergency when our AM society leaped ahead with tremendous progress
and it spread throughout this whole globe. Likewise, a similar type of
propulsion is going to happen after this current period of pause. And those
who follow 16 Points sincerely will get all sorts of guidelines from Baba
directly for leading the AM society ahead.

MUST PROGRESS IN ALL THE SPHERES

So in preparation of this, today the study of more ideological points is
the need of the hour such as: Neo-Humanism, what is right and what is
wrong, margii rights, BP rights, and so many more things like Prout etc. So
a study period is needed to know these things and by learning AM philosophy
then we will be able to teach the whole society. And that is our duty– To
practice and teach. Both the ways are needed: To develop inner strength
with sadhana and study etc and then practice those points in the practical
life.

With this view if anybody will move on the path then there will not be any
question of staticity or frustration. Rather the whole existence will be
meaningful and charming. And above all else, Baba’s grace is everything.
Thus in the current scenario only there is the need to strengthen one’s
existence in all the three spheres: physical, psychic, and spiritual. Plus
we should understand AM ideology more deeply and practice those things in
our personal life.

That means, for example, to become more sincere on the physical sphere such
as in asanas, sentient food, etc. And in psychic sphere we are to study
more about AM philosophy such that we can understand who is who, recognise
exploitation, and see things in a balanced way. And in spiritual sphere
dong more kiirtan and sadhana is the need of the day.

By this way the present situation will change very quickly because those
who are involved in this very point will become equipped with all the
needed knowledge and abilities. And top of all, Baba will shower His grace
and in that way those sadhakas will have more capacity to solve all those
problems. Not just those things within the organisation, but also the
entire society– all human beings living on this earth– are facing various
problems and Baba has given all the solutions. So by that way we will not
only solve our own organisational problems but we will be able to give the
light to the entire human society. So our future is glorious.

BABA’S BLESSING

Here following is Baba’s explanation, guideline, and blessing on this
entire point:

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

Baba’s guideline continues:

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

Namaskar,
Bhaskaran

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Health Guideline

Baba says, “A’pashcavishvabhes’ajii– that is ‘water is medicine for all
diseases’. Truly, all types of disease can be relieved if one knows how to
use water properly. To maintain the internal functions of the body without
hindrance and to maintain the internal liquid balance, everyone should
drink a sufficient quantity of water every day. A healthy person can
consume three or four seers of water a day, a sick person four or five
seers, and a person suffering from skin disease, five or six seers. These
amounts of water help cure disease to a great extent.”
“Drinking water is good, but water with a little lemon and a little
salt is still better.”
“Drinking a lot of water at a time is harmful, especially for heart
patients.” (YT, ’96, p. 93)

Note: During meals if people drink water or juice etc then the saliva gets
diluted thus adversely affecting digestion and inviting many diseases.
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