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Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2012 21:33:29
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: Oslo Crime & Neo-Humanism
From: Jiivendra Deva

Baba

OSLO CRIME & NEO-HUMANISM:

TWO-PRONGED APPROACH IS THE SOLUTION

Namaskar,
Due to the lack of pracara of neo-humanism, so many solvable problems remain unsolved. It has been 30 years since Baba propounded neo-humanism, but still the general populace is unaware. Because of this, humanity is not moving forward, rather backward.

RACIST RAMPAGE

For instance, last summer one white supremacist, motivated by racial hatred, killed 77 innocent teenagers at a political camp in Norway. At present, this mass-murder trial is underway in Oslo. At the same time, throughout the west, and especially in Europe, there is a rise in extremist, right-wing rhetoric – and even political parties.

PUNISHMENT ALONE IS NOT THE ANSWER

The current leaders are unable to address and solve this matter in a comprehensive way that will lead to the growth of society. Such leaders think they can control the situation only through punishment. But that alone is not the solution.

Those who commit racial hate crimes are tried in court, punished, and given hefty sentences. But this does not solve the problem; it merely heightens the hatred of those anti-social elements. It is like adding gasoline to a fire.

OUR TWO-PRONGED APPROACH

A new approach is needed. And that approach has already been given by Baba:
(1) punishment to criminals and (2) education about the defects and horrors of racism, in conjunction with the beauty and charm of neo-humanism. This is the only practical way to proceed. That is Baba’s two-pronged method.

And we must propagate this widely.

Because some think that harsh punishment alone will deter and scare people from committing hate crimes. But that is not true. A shift of heart and mind are needed. And for that, the teachings of neo-humanism are a must.

HUMANS NEED RATIONAL ANSWERS

Human beings are not animals and cannot be controlled only by punishment. Humans are sentimental, emotional, rational and logical beings. We need to be given teachings that satiate the heart and satisfy the mind. Every human being has a mind, and that mind needs answers.

PREACHING THE GOSPEL OF NEO-HUMANISM

When addressing matters of hate crimes and racial attacks – which are quite common nowadays in the west – then as outlined above the two-pronged approach is needed. Punishment should be meted out to the wrongdoer, and, side by side, the teachings of neo-humanism should be given to counteract racism in the greater society. The world is ready to go beyond the narrow boundaries of race, ethnicity, caste and gender etc.

In a psychological way we should discuss the origin of humanity and explain how we are all connected to one another. With that groundwork, this problem of racial hatred will be resolved.

All along, the divisive, fissiparous tendencies (i.e. the path of analysis) of humanity should be discouraged. And those unifying principles (i.e. the path of synthesis) should be encouraged.

When people are aware of their origin and understand that we call come from the same source, Parama Purusa, then all superficial differences (race, caste, gender etc) will vanish.

CONCLUSION

Only the two-pronged approach of Ananda Marga – punishment and neo-humanistic education – can lead the world away from hatred and racism, and build a loving feeling toward all to form one universal human family.

Namaskar,
Jiivendra Deva

Note: A CLARIFICATION

That does not mean that we should give a “free pass” to those preaching dogmatic, illogical, and outdated ideas. This applies to the activities of both fundamentalist Muslims, and Christians, among others.

Note: TOLERANCE IS NOT SOMETHING GREAT

People often talk about the term tolerance as being something great. They say, “Have tolerance for others.” But, in truth, tolerance is not at all a lofty sentiment. People can harbor very negative feelings towards others, yet still “tolerate” them. And anytime they may erupt and attack. So tolerance itself is not a high ideal; it does not reach the inner portions of one’s heart and mind. Our approach is not that people should merely be tolerant of each other.

For example, if in your kitchen a mouse or raccoon enters then you may say that, “I can tolerate this so long as it does not eat my food.” That gives the message that you do not like the situation but you can tolerate it. This means you have a negetive feeling toward what you are tolerating. Such a senitment should not be used toward human beings. This word – tolerate – is not appreciated in family life or with friends. If it is used, then others know that you hate that person, and by exercising tolerance you refrain from attacking them. Or it means that someone is doing bad things and irritating you but you control your anger and do not attack them. That is also tolerance. That type of feeling is not at all ideal. No one should preach: “We should tolerate others.” In Ananda Marga we do not support such an lowly outlook.

According to the tenets of neo-humanism, we should strive to cultivate a truly loving feeling towards all, and see them as brother and sister. Then all feels of hatred and aversion will completely dissipate; that is the effect of love. Whereas with tolerance, that does not happen. So neo-humanism extends far beyond the rather static meaning of tolerance.

PRABHAT SAMGIITA

PS Intro: This song describes the feeling of one higher stage of devotional
realization.

“Prabhu, toma’y kii kahibo a’ro…” P.S. 447

Purport:

Baba, oh Prabhu, I love You so much. How can I express the deep love of my heart to You. Words alone fail to describe the feeling. With my vocal chords I cannot express the grace which You have showered on me. Baba, You have permanently drenched me in Your ahetuki krpa’. Since I have gotten You in my life, my life has become meaningful. I do not have any other type of longing in my mind except You. Baba, by Your grace, my mind is running always towards You & You alone. Baba, You have made my life blissful, in all the ways. It is just as if my whole existence is full of nectar.

O’ my Dearmost, the cimmerian darkness has vanished from my life; those black days have gone far, far away. There is no longer any trace of them. This has all happened since the divine effulgence descended in my life by Your grace.

Baba, according to Your tune, melody, and rhythm, I am dancing. My days and nights, and my entire life, have become just like one bouquet of songs. Not even a wee-bit of dilemma or confusion is existing in my life. By Your infinite grace my mind is perfectly straight. This is all because of Your boundless karuna’ (divine compassion).

Baba, O’ Parama Purusa, my whole existence – my body, mind, and prana – is vibrating with the spiritual waves which You have generated by Your sweet touch. Baba, I have gotten You by Your grace. You have graced me immensely. Baba, I fully surrender myself at Your lotus feet…

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Date: Tue Apr 17 2012 15:38:11 -0000
From: P. Deva
Subject: Religious Dogma And Females
To: AM-GLOBAL

Baba

== RELIGIOUS DOGMA AND FEMALES ==

Namaskar
Baba says, “In the past it was the practice in India that if a woman heard the recitation of the Vedas even by accident, molten lead was poured into her ears. This was done because if women were not suppressed they could not be easily exploited and ordered about to do menial work, like maid servants.” (PNS-16)

Note: Religions have always suppressed and exploited various sections of society in order to impose their dogmatic ideas. Weaker, minority groups always suffered terribly at the hands of religion. And always it was always the all-powerful clergy who soaked up the benefits. That is, all the rules and regulations were bent in favour of the dominant class, i.e. the male clergy etc.

So since the birth of religion on this globe, various anti-social and harmful activities have been done in the name any particular religion. In that circumstance, in order to protect the downtrodden masses, the state or government has had to intercede and declare those religious decrees to be unlawful.

For instance, in the US, the state has stepped forward and opposed the false rule that black and whites should not marry. Yet for years and years the dominant white churches opposed these inter-racial marriages. But, in the due course of things, the US government has declared such inter-racial unions, i.e white-black marriages to be legal. Likewise in India the government has come forward to make ordinances against the Hindu tradition that the wife must burn herself to death by throwing herself on the husband’s funeral pyre. Now this dogmatic religious tradition is basically outlawed and not done anymore. Plus in the US, the government has declared that polygamy is illegal– a man can no longer keep multiple wives. So the Mormon religion and others like it in the US can no longer impose rule that a man can have as many wives as he likes.

In all these circumstances when religion has imposed hateful and harmful rules against the weaker sections of society, at some point the government was forced to take a stand against those religious dogmas by declaring them illegal. This we have witnessed in nearly every country around the globe.

So today when the various Muslim communities impose the idea that women must wear a veil in public, then soon we are going to see this reversed by various governments. And in some places this has already begun.

Especially so because, at present, radical Muslims use the veil as a way to hide the face of their terrorist attackers. In that case, it is the duty of the government to intercede and declare such veils as illegal. Because in the present moment, in the name of wearing a veil, both male and female Muslim terrorist bombers sneak into public places to carry out their attacks. Because in many countries, male policeman are prohibited to ask females to lift their veil. Then that veil becomes a special tactic of Muslim religious radicals to sneak their attackers– either male or female– into public events and carry out their destructive plans. Because anyone can hide behind that veil and go where they like. All because of their dogmatic religious rule that females must cover their face with a veil in public.

Given this, states and governments have no other recourse than to outlaw the dogmatic provision that females must always move in public wearing a veil. And soon we will see this law come into effect pervasively. Because at present, dogmatic Muslim leaders are imposing this illogical rule on females and side by side using this as a means to carry out their heinous activities.

Namaskar,
Prakash

PRABHAT SAMGIITA

PS Intro: This following Prabhat Samgiita works in two ways. (1) Baba is depicting the idea behind the advent of Parama Purusa as Mahasambhuti in the play of His divine liila. And (2) this song refers to Baba’s divine appearance in dhyana.

“Na’m na’-ja’na’ ma’na’ na’-ma’na’ rauniin parii ese pa’she…” (P.S. 2983)

Purport:

One shining, colorful angel of unknown name has come close to me. This angel was not concerned about getting respect or not. Just it came to me. Its eyes were glowing with golden effulgence, and this divine angel told something to me.

The angel told: “My abode is in the divine world yet to accomplish the work & for the welfare of all, I move around this entire universe. And all those who love me, I pull them close.”

“Without stopping I move continuously around this entire universe.” The angel furthermore spoke, “In the bond of love, I get caught also. And I float in the flow of divine songs.”

From the divine world one angel has come, graced me, and told me all the secrets of its advent…

Note: In this song Baba is using the allegory of an angel, yet in true sense He is talking about Himself. Thus, although the word – parii – literally means ‘angel’, but in Prabhat Samgiita the real meaning of the term parii is: Baba the Parama Purusa.

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Date: Thu 30 Dec 2010 06:38:25 -0000 (GMT)
From: Pradiip Bauer
Subject: Gradually All Will be in Jail
To: am-global@earthlink.net

Baba

Introduction to PS #2327: In the following song Baba is lovingly guiding
one disciple who is confused and totally immersed in materialism.

“Cora’ba’lir pa’r’e keno gar’e ya’o ghar…” – P.S. 2327

Purport:

Why are you building castles in quicksand. Have you never examined the
matter carefully. That structure is shaking profusely because of the
soft foundation. Since ages you have been wasting your time in
constructing that castle on quicksand. You have invested huge energy
along with blood, sweat & your own hard labour to build it. All the
while you were indulging in your own dreamland– foolishly thinking that
this “thing” will give you permanent satiation. You were never ready to
admit that this is temporary and ephemeral…

Note: In the above song quicksand means materialism and castle means
building one’s life.

== GRADUALLY ALL COUNTRIES WILL BE IN JAIL ==

Namaskar,
Security checkpoints, I.D. requests, curfews in cities, bodyguards,
metal detectors in schools, police barricades…

Terrorist attacks, pirate ships, car bombs, explosions in the market,
hotels under siege, open gunfire at crowds…

Luxury mansions, corporate profits, exploitation of resources, 1st World
vs 3rd World, starving villagers, disease-plagued communities, 1
dollar-a-day sweat-house factories…

So long as this grossly materialistic vaeshyan era is in vogue, the more
our global family will be held in check, until finally literally
everyone will be living in jail, not even able to go out to buy food or
get a drink of water without being frisked, questioned, ID checked, and
watched.


MATERIALISM BRINGS FEAR

There are finite, limited resources on this earth. And capitalists are
gobbling them all up. Whether it be oil, bananas, land, diamonds, coal,
timber, or whatever, capitalist enterprises are fast identifying and
swallowing up every perceivable resource– whether that resource exists
in their own backyard or not.

We are fast reaching that point where 99% of the world’s resources are
owned by 0.1% of the world’s people. With each and every passing day, we
move closer and closer to strangling the common citizens for the last
bit of wealth on this planet.

This is what is happening in this abhorrently materialistic era where
humanity’s infinite longing is sidetracked into the pitfalls of limited
worldly wealth.

Baba says, “Human beings have unquenchable, infinite physical longings
and out of these physical longings capitalism came into existence.”
(‘Talks on Prout’)

Baba says, “Capitalism must be forced to abandon its ferocious hunger by
taking strong measures.” (POD #2)

So when a few are gobbling up all the resources and wealth to satisfy
their misguided longing for material gain…

…In that case, there is bound to be a backlash. There is bound to be a
reaction. That is why those top capitalists are ever more fearful about
such a retaliation and increase security in every conceivable corner of
social life.

The United States employs hundreds of thousands in their intelligence
operations. Because they know well that when the US has taken all the
world’s resources then other people are not going to be happy about it
and will retaliate, sooner or later. We have now reached that point in
human history.

CAMPING TRIP EXAMPLE

Today’s global climate can be likened to one camping trip where a small
group of people embark on an outing to a small place where there are
limited resources. Then if one or two persons were to quickly hoard all
the resources on that island or hilltop, and the rest of the people had
little or no means to live, then naturally those common campers would
strike back at those who had snatched up all the resources. This is
human nature. Even people who would not normally fight or seek revenge
will rise up if a few are stealing all the wealth and forcing the rest
to live as paupers.

TERRORISTS ARE NOT THE ROOT CAUSE

So while terrorism cannot be espoused in any way, shape, or form, it
would also be foolish to deny the fact that today’s global terrorism was
born more out of capitalist exploitation than by Muslim extremism.

No doubt the Muslim religion is dogmatic and misguided in its ways, but
the current terrorist attacks did not suddenly appear out of thin air.
They are a response to a certain set of conditions: Capitalists stealing
all the world’s wealth and then legalising that process.

Thus whether they be pirates from Somalia, car bombers from Pakistan, or
hijackers from Egypt, all such terrorist attacks are a secondary
problem. The main cause is extreme capitalism where all the wealth has
been sucked up by a few. And then to retain that wealth, millions and
billions are spent on security, surveillance, and the like.

In which case, everyday citizens are forced to both (a) live in the
danger of a terrorist attack at any moment, as well as (b) be looked
upon as suspects by those greedy, fearful capitalists.

Before the rise of extreme capitalism, political leaders would casually
roam the streets without any fear or problem. But now even low-grade
politicians move around with a small army of security guards. The ripple
effect of that fear is that everyday citizens must show their ID card at
every street corner – or nearabouts.


YOUTH FEEL THEY HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE

When certain countries have snagged all the wealth– and it is visible
for all to see on the internet– then innocent youth in far distant
lands take a vow. They think, ‘Why should I live surrounded by flies in
these slums when those people from afar have stolen our resources and
exploited our people for labor’. When such youths realise that despite
their best efforts they will never be able to become part of the
well-to-do, they reason that they have nothing to lose.

In that way, they join street gangs, or get involved in guerrilla
warfare, or sign-up in a terrorist training camp. They think this is the
only way for me to get ahead, otherwise those capitalists will just suck
me dry, just like they did to the rest of the people in my community or
country.

With this ‘nothing-to-lose’ attitude, youths take to the streets, and
today we are seeing the results.

BABA’S BLESSING

So long as capitalism is the leading system, then people’s minds will be
diverted to material gain and exploitation will be the theme of the day.
A few will have everything and the rest will have next to nothing. That
is the capitalist dream. To date, they have gotten success. And their
success has given birth to terrorism and this age where our airports and
streets are turning into maximum security prisons. This problem will
only increase with the continued rise of capitalism. By Baba’s grace we
must usher in that era of spirituality and Prout and rid the world of
the noose of capitalism.

Baba says, “These capitalists are the unworthy sons and daughters of the
Cosmic Father because they go against the principle of cosmic
inheritance. They should be cured of their ailments. To fight capitalism
is therefore within your goal.” (‘Talks on Prout’)

Baba says, “We have to divert physical longings to psychic and spiritual longings to
avoid a fratricidal war, and thereby safeguard human rights.” (PNS-15)

Namaskar,
Pradiip

***************************************
Uniqueness of Ta’raka Brahma

Baba says, “A Maha’kaola is one who makes others kaola by his infallible
spiritual guidance. But Ta’raka Brahma is a different Entity, a unique
Entity for He is the spiritual preceptor, social preceptor, Kaola, and
Maha’kaola, all in one. He is also something more: He acts as a compass
in every stratum of society.” (NKS, ’97 Edn, p.50)
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To: AM-GLOBAL

From: “Phoenix Chapman”

Date: Sun, 26 Dec 2010 14:35:28 -0700

Subject: Cause of Terrorism

 

Baba

 

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

 

Purport:

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

path.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

glory cannot be explained…

 

 

== CAUSE OF TERRORISM ==

 

Namaskar,

These days more and more efforts are being made to stop terrorism: body

scanners at airports, more ID checks, and so much snooping, spying, prying

and peeking.

 

The million dollar question, in the minds of many people around the globe,

is: How to put at end to terrorism. From Saudi Arabia to France, and from

Afghanistan to Washington DC, the burning question is, ‘What makes these

terrorists tick?’, ‘How to end the war on terror?’.

 

And certainly the answer or solution is quite straight forward. It is not

at all difficult. Baba has made it plain as day. Yet it remains elusive to

those “most adamantly involved” in seemingly wanting to end the war on

terror– such the various leaders of the so-called free world.

 

Here then we should address the matter at the very root. Why do people

become ‘terrorists’, and how do we put an end to their terrorist activities.

And indeed everyone should write in with their thoughts and ideas on this

burning topic which, at this point in time, so wholly consumes our planet.

 

 

NOT JUST MUSLIMS ARE TERRORISTS

 

Many think that terrorism is a matter of faith. They think that in order to

be a terrorist one must be of the Islamic religion. However, this just is

not so. Certainly, the Muslim faith has its faults & defects and surely we

all know that Islam is the home to some of the world’s most sought after

terrorists, even then it has to be recognised that in and of itself, the

Muslim faith is not the root cause of today’s terrorism. Islam is not the

source of people’s terrorist leanings.

 

 

TERRORISM IS A BROAD TERM CARRIED OUT BY MANY PEOPLE

 

To understand the situation better, we have to recognise that terrorism

exists on many levels and to varying degrees. At this point in time, on the

most global & destructive level, team Bin Laden exerts its terror on the

most well-known monuments and edifices around the world. But that is not

the only plane in which terrorism exists.

 

For example, in Los Angeles, NYC, or any major American city, there are

gangs comprised predominantly of black Americans or Hispanics that create

terror on the streets– senselessly harming, robbing, and killing others

and making otherwise good neighborhoods totally unsafe.

 

Similarly, in India, there are numerous villagers and townspeople who at

any moment may wantonly burn a loaded passenger train down to the ground or

ruin any number of public properties, thereby threatening the welfare of

innocent people.

 

Another case in point is in France, where angry youths, who are French-born

but of Algerian or Moroccan descent, engage in car burning and other gross

acts of vandalism on a nightly basis.

 

And certainly we have all heard the horrific tales of what senseless

destruction and hostile attacks go on in South Africa, Honduras, Iran,

Turkey, Israel, and so many other countries around the globe.

 

By this wide-angle view, it becomes quite clear that terrorism and its

subsidiary categories of extreme vandalism, heated rebellion, and even

non-cooperation, are not confined to the Muslim world alone.

 

 

WHAT IS THE ROOT CAUSE OF TERRORISM

 

In each and every human being there is a desire to express. People want to

share their smiles and joys with those around them and communicate the

various ideas that blossom in the seed vessels of their mind. People have

an inherent desire to share their finer qualities with those around them in

a nice manner. In essence, everyone wants to live on this earth in a

benevolent way.

 

Baba says, “By nature human beings are peace-loving, not war-loving.” (PNS-17)

 

Thus people are genuinely good and wish to share their human quality with

others.

 

So then what is the problem? Why is that terrorism exists– in one form or

another– on every continent and in every country around the globe?

 

It happens when people’s basic human rights are taken away. When people

feel repressed, constricted, fed-up, and suffocated by the ruling parties

of the day, and when there seemingly is no recourse to be taken, and there

is nowhere else to turn, that is when even good humans are led onto the

path of terrorism.

 

That is why the blacks and Hispanics in America resort to gang warfare;

that is why the Algerians in France do the same; and that is why various

people from Muslims to village folk have adopted such radical means.

Knowingly or unknowingly, all done to express their anguish about their

existential existence and lack of human rights and respect.

 

So it is not just a question of economics per se; rather, it is more a

matter of human rights and dignity– and the lack thereof. First and

foremost, that is where terrorism takes root.

 

And if we look around the world today there are any number of cases where

this is going on. In some places certain citizens are deprived the right to

vote; in other places whole sections of the population are deprived of the

right to an education; in some lands some are deprived the right to make a

decent living; in some regions needy people are deprived of such basic

necessities as food or medical care; and in so many countries, people are

unjustly jailed or attacked for voicing their opinion. Around the globe

there is a rampant disregard for human rights by the leaders of today.

 

And when any community feels that it has gone too far and there is no other

way out, then the easiest and most accessible avenue is to vent their anger

and frustration through terrorist activities. By that way they can send a

clear-cut message to the world that, ‘Me and my people are not pleased with

the way things are going on’. Justified or not, this is what the terrorists

do.

 

So as long as such conditions exist where people are deprived of their

human rights, then we can expect to live side by side with terrorism.

Unfortunately, this fact the present day leaders do not understand or do

not want to understand. And instead they try to root out terrorism by

malicious and forceful means, but that does not work. Rather it only

heightens or escalates the terrorist activities.

 

 

PRESENT DAY SYSTEMS DO NOT RECOGNISE HUMAN RIGHTS

 

At the start of this 21st century, the ruling governments only give lip

service to upholding and honouring the rights of the people. Either in the

form of capitalism, communism, fascism, or military dictatorships, the

common people suffer at the hands of such leaders.

 

Baba says, “These systems have created suppression, repression and

oppression in the minds of the people.” (PNS-17)

 

In such a state, where there is rampant frustration, angst, mistrust, and

suffocation, then there is going to be a backlash. That backlash may result

in the smashing of a school window, the blasting of a firebomb in a crowded

market, or the flying of airplanes into the world’s tallest office

building. Such tragic outcomes are bound to happen when people’s human

rights are not recognised.

 

Here again, Baba sends out a message to the ruling parties of today.

 

Baba says, “In all human actions the tender touch of humanity should be

present. …The economic structures in the world today, however, are not

based on human rights.” (POD #12)

 

Thus in such a void of humane leadership, the seeds of terrorism are sown.

 

 

TERRORISM BECOMES A WAY OF LIFE

 

Even then, it should not be considered and concluded that terrorism is a

natural and justified response. It is not. And certainly there are some

inherently cruel people who jump on the terrorism bandwagon to indulge in

violence for violence sake.

 

Yet at the same time terrorism cannot be wholly condemned or eradicated if

we fail to understand that underlying cause. If the very causes of

terrorism are not addressed then we would be foolish to think we can put an

end to terrorism. That is one part of the problem.

 

On the other side of the coin, it should also be understood those who

indulge in destructive means like terrorism make it their way of life. That

is, they do not just use violence against their oppressors but against

anyone– even their own people etc.

 

For example, the various Islamic terrorist teams do not just fight against

the US capitalist machinery but they also engage in terrorist warfare

amongst themselves. So even though a rival Islamic tribe may not be

infringing on their human rights, but even then at the least bit of

provocation the scene will escalate into a full fledge terrorist feud.

That is because, resorting to wonton destruction and senseless harm is an

easy outlet and it becomes one’s habit. In that case, it just expresses

anywhere and everywhere. Even if such a simple thing as a baker not making

one’s bread according to their exact liking, then a mafia man or a

terrorist may blow that baker’s head off. Such becomes their crude way of

dealing and their debased frame of mind.

 

So once started, terrorism breeds more terrorism.

 

 

PARENT-CHILD EXAMPLE…

 

In one way we can look at this entire situation of world-wide terrorism and

its cause with the following analogy.

 

In a household where the parents fight and beat one another, then it is

readily seen that the children resort to the same measures, either in their

childhood or adult lives, or both.

 

 

…APPLYING THAT TO THE WORLD ARENA

 

Similarly, in a political environment where the world leaders do anything

and everything in order get their economic goals and political agendas

met– such as invading another country for its oil or imposing suppressive

tactics on whole sectors of the population– then it is a sure thing that

similar ploys will be adopted by the people. And such defiant persons will

become terrorists.

 

Without making a judgment on the terrorists themselves, there is no

question that the very penchant for terrorism stems from the exploitative

way in which the world leaders operate. But instead of changing their ways,

those repressive leaders adopt harsher tactics against the terrorists which

in turn only gives way to the more pervasive occurrence of terrorist

activities. This is the nasty cycle.

 

But this is the very fact that the likes of Bush and Cheney do not like to

know, or do not wish to admit.

 

 

THE SOLUTION:

 

GUARANTEEING HUMAN RIGHTS

 

The solution to the problem of global terrorism then is to treat all on

this earth as humans. All should be respected and granted their God-given

rights. This much recognition is needed. Once done, then surely terrorism

will meet its end.

 

To achieve this outcome, those at the helm must extend fundamental rights

and cardinal human values to all. That means the following rights must be

recognised and guaranteed to all: right of security, right of livelihood,

right of indigenous linguistic expression, right to an education, right of

cultural legacy, right of spiritual practice, etc. Once these are extended

to all then terrorism will be relegated to the pages of history.

 

That means no nation like the US, France, or Britain can go into our out of

another country in order to exploit its resources or people. And no

capitalist nation may force people from a distant land to come and be their

labor force etc. All these types of present day tactics must be banished if

we wish to see the end of terrorism.

 

And indeed the people are ready for this peaceful turn of events.

In which case those in power must drastically mend their ways or expect to

be removed from their chair. That is the inevitable outcome they are

inviting.

 

So again, back to the main solution, once all the people are assured their

human-ness, then surely terrorism will be a thing of the past.

 

 

BABA’S BLESSING

 

By Baba’s grace the day is soon coming when the collective humanity will

rise up and put forth the sermon that the time has come to build a world

human society based on cardinal human values.

 

Baba says, “‘All human beings belong to one race. Everyone has equal

rights. Human beings are brothers and sisters!’ These sadvipras will

sternly warn the exploiters of society, ‘The exploitation of human beings

cannot be allowed!’ and, ‘Religious hypocrisy cannot be tolerated!’ Giving

a clarion call to the fragmented human society from beneath the saffron

flag, the symbol of service and sacrifice, they will proclaim at the top of

their voices, ‘Human beings of the world, unite!’ And they will sing in

chorus:”

 

Sam´gacchadhvam´ sam´vadadhvam´ sam´ vo mana´m´si ja´nata´m,

Deva´bha´gam´ yatha´pu´rve sam´ja´na´na´ upa´sate.

Sama´nii va a´ku´tih sama´na´ hrdaya´nivah,

Sama´namastu vo mano yatha´ vah susaha´sati.

 

Namaskar,

Phanindra

 

 

Note 1: CHARTER OF RIGHTS

 

Here Baba neatly outlines the rights that must be granted to all– and once

done we will surely have a world fraternity where devoid of any terrorist

activity.

 

Baba says, “The formation of a World Government will require a world

constitution. A charter of principles or bill of rights should be included

in such a constitution and encompass at least the following four areas.

First, complete security should be guaranteed to all the plants and animals

on the planet. Secondly, each country must guarantee purchasing power to

all its citizens. Thirdly, the constitution should guarantee four

fundamental rights – spiritual practice or Dharma; cultural legacy;

education; and indigenous linguistic expression. Fourthly, if the practice

of any of these rights conflicts with cardinal human values then that

practice should be immediately curtailed. That is, cardinal human values

must take precedence over all other rights. All the constitutions of the

world suffer from numerous defects. The above points may be adopted by the

framers of different constitutions to overcome these defects.” (AFPS-8,

‘Requirements of an Ideal Constitution’)

 

 

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– The Solution –

 

Baba says, “Whenever there is a conflict between the brain and the heart,

intelligent people should respond to the call of the heart. The books in

A’nanda Ma’rga philosophy are all absolute knowledge. The proper mark of

identity of absolute knowledge is that it must be universal, rational and

psychological. Certain instances of absolute knowledge are as follows– the

goal of human life is the attainment of Brahma; human beings are the

progeny of Parama Purus’a…by dint of sa’dhana’ or spiritual practices

human beings gradually become divine.” (PNS-18, p.10)

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