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From: “Girish Nath Biswas”
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: Story: Conversation with Baba
Date: Thu 01 Oct 2009 05:28:37 +0530

Baba

“Toma’rei ma’ni ka’che a’cho ja’ni, Tumi a’ma’r devata’…” (4235)

Purport:

By Your grace, I have understood this fact, that You are remaining always
very close to me. You are my devata’, You are my everything. Knowingly or
unknowingly, I am remaining in Your mind. You are my eternal saviour. Baba,
You are always living with me. It is Your grace…

== STORY: CONVERSATION WITH BABA ==

Namaskar,

The story starts here, which I received.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

I was with Baba in Delhi those days. Once He blessed me the opportunity to
go in His room and personally see Him, to serve Him. And then He started
telling many things about Lord Krishna and the whole incident of Lord
Krishna’s leaving His physical body. And in the end part of Lord Krishna’s
leaving His physical body Baba told that some poisonous arrow pierced into
Lord Krishna’s foot and that was the last…

And by listening all these long story from Baba I was feeling pain. Then
Baba asked, “Why are you feeling pain? I also have to leave My physical
body and you people must not be unhappy.” While Baba was speaking like
this I just put my hand on His mouth and with full pain I requested Him not
to say such things. “I don’t want to hear such painful things about when
You are going to leave Your physical body. Please do not say such things.”

Then Baba started smiling and took my hand away from His mouth and with
love He started convincing me. “First stop crying and then I will tell you
something.”

When I stopped crying He started saying, “All the rules of nature are made
by Parama Purusa and under that rule, one day I have to leave this physical
body. And that day will come when I have finished the work I have decided to
do with this physical body. Try to understand that when Lord Krishna
wanted to make the Great India, the Mahabharata, He made the Pandavas His
medium. And when His work was finished, with His own desire, He left His
physical body. You all are my mini-Babas. When you become like this and
are able to execute My samkalpa, then I will understand that you can
fulfill My work, and so what will be the use of My physical body? When the
work of this physical body is finished then I will leave My physical body.”

IDEOLOGY AND DHARMA ARE MOST IMPORTANT

Baba then said. “I only took this physical body to teach you all
practically and to establish Ideology. If Parama Purusa so desires He can
do anything and everything and when He created this physical world He also
made the rules to control this physical world. Prakrti is controlling
everything and so His physical body also has to follow nature’s rules that
He Himself created. Otherwise how will Nature follow its rule properly?”

“Parama Purusa has given certain rules and authority to Nature, to the
Operative Principle to follow, so He is also obeying that rule when He
comes in physical form. If Lord Krishna had so desired, dharma would have
been established even without the complete destruction of the Kaoravas but
it would not have been inspiring history. Actually, Lord Krishna wanted to
teach the public that they should come forward to save dharma and that
happened.”

After Baba’s talk I was crying and I put my hand on Baba’s mouth and
requested Him, “Baba please do not say such painful things. Listening to
those things, has made me cry so do not say such things. If you so desire
You may leave Your physical body, but promise me that You will not go
before me. You must not leave me.”

After listening to my pain Baba assured me. He said, “What you are
thinking will happen like this. I was in your Guru Cakra, I am in your
Guru Cakra and I always will remain in your Guru Cakra. You people are the
image of My ideology, and the world will know Me by your actions.”

Before leaving the room I asked Baba if He would answer some questions.

On this point, Baba smiled and said, “Whatever you want, you can ask without any
fear.”

BABA BECAME FURIOUS ABOUT QUERY OF PARASATTANANDJI

THAT THE MAHAPRAYAN OF LORD SHIVA AND KRSNA –

CELEBRATED OR NOT

I (Parasattananda) asked Baba, “Why is it that people do not celebrate the
death day of Lord Shiva and Lord Krishna yet people celebrate the birth
ceremony of Lord Krishna?” When I asked Baba this question He became
furious and in a loud voice, Baba scolded me. “Does Parama Purusa die any
time? He is an eternal entity, He never dies.”

When I saw His furious face I started trembling and sweating and I felt
strong repentance for asking such a question. Then Baba said, “Lord
Krishna as well as Lord Shiva is Parama Purusa and for doing great work and
to establish dharma, He comes in physical form and when dharma has been
established, then He leaves His physical body. For permanent relief to
sadhus, and the complete destruction of bad people, the Lord comes in human
form. And when His work is over, when dharma is established, He leaves His
physical body.”

“Lord Krishna did the same thing and with His desire, He left His physical
body when His work was finished. Because He is Parama Purusa and eternally
present all the time, then how one can celebrate His death day. He is
Omni-Present. He is Parama Purusa. So there is no question of celebrating
the death day of Lord Shiva and Lord Krishna.”

In the last Baba with strong voice asked me, “When I (Baba) leave My
physical body will you people want to celebrate My death day?”

Listening the commanding voice of Baba I was scared and replied slowly, “No, Baba. ”

After that Baba became mild and He told me “It is getting late at night,
you go and take rest.”

And after I did sastaunga pranam and I quickly escaped from His room and
took a deep breath, and started pondering that how Baba is furious about my
question. Constant idea was hovering in my mind that how HE was furious.

Because of that still I remember the whole episode that His so-called
Mahaprayan must not be celebrated. That is why in my personal life I never
participated. How I can participate and disobey His command and make Him
unhappy. Since a long time I am telling this story to all who I see on
different occasions. That is why since the beginning I am a strong opposer
of this so-called Mahaprayan.

——

Here I am quoting some Baba’s direct lines which are highly significant.

Baba says, “Guru rus’te na kaschan….”

‘The meaning of the whole sloka is that when Guru is unhappy then nobody
in this universe can save the person.’

That is why it is also said,

“Mantra mulam…
‘Guru’s words are mantra…’

This is the same reason that happened that Sarvatmanananda disobeyed
Baba on this above said story and look what is going on with his fate.

Note: This story is translated from Dada Parasattanandaji’s book
‘Manavrata ka Sunahala Bhavishya’, which means “The Golden Future of Humanity”.

Dada Parasattanandji is posted in India most of the time. These
days postings and transfers are so common in our Marga but as far as my
awareness in the recent past Dadaji was posted in Bihar. He is a very
respected and good Dada and he is WT since 1967.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Namaskar,
Girish

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Lord Baba says:

“The person who is engaged in service, if in his mind this ideation is there,
‘I have served him. Then he should also do something for me. It will be
better.’ That is not good. But rather the one who is serving, in his mind
this feeling should be there: ‘I have come on this earth to serve others.
It is my duty. But no one has any duty towards me.'” (AV-9, Ch 11 [Hindi])

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Date: Sat 26 Sep 2009 10:20:36 -0000 (GMT)
From: Singh_Manindra
Subject: Mahaprayan (Death) of Shrii Arvind Sahadeo jii
To: AM-GLOBAL

Baba

== MAHAPRAYAN* (Death) OF SHRII ARVIND SAHADEO JII ==

Namaskar,
Today it is with sadness that we announce the mahaprayan of our dear
respected brother Shrii Arvind Lal Sahadeo of Ranchi.

Many are aware of Shrii Sahadeoji’s exceptional service to the Marga. He
played a big role in VSS and served as Baba’s bodyguard during DMC etc.
In addition he created a master unit in his village area (discussed
below), among many other important works.

But perhaps his greatest contribution was Shrii Sahadeoji’s opposition
to dogma within AMPS:

1) From the beginning, he protested against the so-called mahaprayan
program as he fully believed in Baba’s eternal presence.

(Note: Here it should be qualified that there is such a thing as both
real mahaprayan and fake mahaprayan. Real mahaprayan remarks the death
of any ordinary human being. This is the proper use of the term: to note
a person’s departure from this earth. That is the way mahaprayan is to
be used.

Then there is the fake, or so-called, or dogmatic mahaprayan and that
is when certain agents try to apply the mahaprayan term to Parama Purusa
Himself. This is totally inappropriate because when Baba is that Divine
Entity who is beginningless and endless and resides always in our heart,
then it is totally wrong to proclaim that He is gone.

That is why rational margiis are protesting and labeling the Oct 21st
program as so-called mahaprayan. So-called means that something is fake.
Parama Purusa is eternal, thus for groupists to declare his “mahaprayan”
is nothing but so-called mahaprayan.

Mahaprayan only really happens in the case of human beings.)

2) At that time, Shrii Sahadeoji was Bhukti Pradhan of Ranchi which is a
huge unit. Back then opposing groupist dogmas was no joke – it took
great courage.

3) The groupist powers tried to victimise him. Because at that time
Sarvatmananda was also raising money for the dogmatic memorial project
in Ananda Nagar and sending his stooge Parmeshvarananda to Ranchi to
collect money. There was a lot of pressure to give money – but Shrii
Sahadeoji refused to give even one ruppee for those dogmatic and
groupist projects. He was telling that the memorial of Parama Purusa is
this entire creation, not some limited building on a small piece of
land. A memorial is made for a human being, not for Parama Purusa. One
cannot propagate his glory via one building.

4) Shrii Sahadeoji also fought for margii rights, BP rights, and
protested scripture distortion.

It is well known that with his own personal money Shrii Sahadeoji
established the master unit at Gumla in Ranchi diocese. An MU Dada was
living there with him.

So Shrii Sahadeoji’s activity and service in AM was widespread and
varied. But even then that was not all.

As many will certainly recall, Shrii Sahadeoji was extremely active in
pracara:
1) He was a bank manager near a university and he would regularly bring
students for initiation and would invite Dadas to give lectures at the
university.

2) He was also responsible for bringing his entire family into AM. His
wife and children were previously involved (up till ’85) in the idol
worship of Santosii Ma (Mother Goddess Santosii – one mythological
deity). So even though his wife’s father was a family acarya, it took
the dedication of Shrii Sahadeoji to bring his wife onto the real path
of AM.

3) Shrii Sahadeoji also ensured that his own laokika father took AM
initiation as well.

Finally, here is one very telling account. In 1989-90, Baba needed
full-time care of a doctor. This was a big sacrifice because it demanded
that AM doctors give up their own practice and personal commitments to
go to Baba and work for one month at a time. Doing this was a big
maneuver because one would have to leave their own medical work for an
entire month. But Shrii Sahadeoji convinced his wife who was a doctor to
engage in this service to Guru. And by Baba’s grace his wife became one
of Baba’s personal physicians and served very admirably in this capacity.

Thus, Shrii Sahadeoji’s life was full of love, dedication, and
commitment to Guru and Ananda Marga. His is a big loss to our AM family.

Tragically, Shrii Sahadeoji’s suffered two strokes over the course of
the last few years. Even then, with his tantric spirit he was able to
overcome paralysis and engage in service work for the organisation. But
it was on 5 Sep 2009 that he suffered his 3rd stroke from which he could
never recover. It was that last stroke that led to his mahaprayan.

Shrii Sahadeoji’s mahaprayan took place at 3:30pm Friday, Sep 25, 2009.
At the time of his mahaprayan, Shrii Sahadeoji was under medical care in
Ranchi and he ultimately died in Modi Seva Sadan. He is survived by his
wife and two children.

On the occasion of his mahaprayan (death), let us remember our dear
brother who always wanted to serve the Marga and who created a master
unit for the propagation of AM ideals. It is sad to see him gone, i.e.
mahaprayan.

By His grace, we can all take solace in the blessed truth that by his
mahaprayan Shrii Sahadeoji has reached his final abode unto Baba’s lap.
At least now his long struggle with strokes and paralysis is over. Baba
has taken it upon Himself to save our devoted brother and grant him
salvation.

With deepest respects,
Yours brotherly,
Manindra

Note 1: ASTERISK NOTE ABOUT MAHAPRAYAN

* Mahaprayan (Death): Many are aware that mahaprayan (death) is the
common term used in India and especially in Bengal to describe the death
of an honoured or even ordinary person. In that way the newspapers of
Bengal are regularly citing the mahaprayan (death) of various persons of
society who died or passed away.

Some may get confused and wrongly think that the word ‘mahaprayan’
(death) is one extraordinarily devotional term to be used in association
with Parama Purusa. But that is not at all the case. Rather to do so is
only to undermine the eternal presence of Parama Purusa. That is why no
devotees ever use the word ‘mahaprayan’ in reference to Lord Shiva or
Lord Krsna. Because Lord Shiva and Lord Krsna exist eternally. Then
there is no question of Their mahaprayan (death).

And for those who need still more technical proof then all this can
be clarified quite readily by referencing the dictionary. Specifically
in the Samsad Bengali-English dictionary on page 742. Checking there it
will be confirmed that the word ‘mahaprayan’ means death. Which is why
it used to refer to the passing away of even common citizens.

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Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2009 10:20:43 -0000
Subject: Myth About AM
To: am-global@earthlink.net
From: “Ram

Baba

“Toma’ke cine ut’ha’ da’y
Otaprotabha’ve tha’kileo dhara’ na’hi ja’y…” (PS 3291)

Purport:

O’ my dearmost, I long for You but alas You could not be held. Baba, in
spite of that fact, You are ever-present with me always through Your
ota-prota yoga*; even then it is not easy to realise You. Baba, Your
sublime divinity remains beyond my reach. I could not get You. Baba,
please be gracious and allow me to embrace You with all my heart.

Baba, You are beyond time and space– You everywhere and within
everyone. By Your grace You remain in the supreme effulgence as well as
in the cimmerian darkness. There is no place that You are not. In each
and every moment, You are ensconced and divinely intoxicated in the
tune, rhythm, melody, and bathed in the fragrance of my mental garden.

O’ gracious One, according to Your desire You make me cry or laugh.
Baba, by Your grace You make me float like the deep blueness in the
vast, expansive sky. Baba with Your mystical liila, You make me dance
whatever way You like.

Baba, I surrender at Your alter, please grace me by keeping me in Your
shelter…

ASTERISK NOTES (*):

*Ota-prota Yoga= In 1984 Gwalior DMC, Baba has graciously told what the
meaning of ota and prota yoga is in English. Ota yoga is “individual
tactuality” between Parama Purusa and the unit entity; and, prota yoga
is “collective tactuality” between Parama Purusa and all the entities,
simultaneously. So in the above definitions, Baba is exclusively
describing the intimate relation between Parama Purusa and His jiivas
through His ota & prota yoga. Baba expresses this same devotional
concept using slightly different language in the following discourse.

Baba says, “What is ota-yoga? He as the Cosmic Father has a direct
relationship with each and every entity of this world…All are His
affectionate children. This is His ota-yoga. Each and every entity,
animate or inanimate, has a direct link with Him. Just as ota yoga means
the Cosmic Father’s relationship with each entity individually, prota
yoga means His relationship with all collectively.” (AV-6)

== MYTH ABOUT AM ==

Namaskar,
There is one prevailing myth that floats in and around our AM circles –
this letter addresses it. Please add your own thoughts and experiences.

WHAT THE VARIOUS RELIGIONS DO

Many are aware that the practice of ekadashii and the shloka of
samgacchadhvam have been around for ages and are related with Hinduism.
Plus Buddha’s teaching of cakuna samvaro (control over the senses) and
the eight fold path are well known.

Then of course there is the Christian doctrine which preaches service
and doing good to others. And finally, Muslims think of one another as
brother & sister and oppose dogmas like idol worship.

THE MYTH ITSELF

Seeing these elements in the various religions may lead one to conclude
that AM is just a mix of the various religions – as if Baba gathered the
cream of all the religious teachings and combined them to form Ananda
Marga.

Some in AM (& outside AM) may think like that.

However, that conclusion is totally false – it is just one myth.

As Ananda Margiis we should be totally clear on this point and
understand fully how AM is totally new and vastly different from the
existing religions.

ONLY AM HAS GIVEN A SOCIO-ECONOMIC THEORY

Perhaps the most striking point that differentiates AM from every
religion is that only Ananda Marga has given a socio-economic theory.
Only Baba knew that for dharma and spirituality to rise, there must be
economic justice and social equality. For that reason He has given Prout.

In contrast, some of the other religions have slowly become the stooges
of capitalism; while Shankaracarya’s Hinduism overlooked the material
world entirely; and in general most religions have no clear-cut teaching
for addressing socio-economic issues.

In contrast, Ananda Marga has Prout: A comprehensive outlook delineating
plans and programs across the entire socio-economic spectrum.

Our overall approach is subjective approach through objective
adjustment. And Prout is the ultimate tool for bridging the divide
between a God-centered spiritual outlook and living in this material world.

If nothing else then, Baba’s Prout theory is perfect evidence that AM is
totally new and revolutionary, and not a mix of the various religions.

SOME GET CONFUSED THROUGH SELF-HYPNOSIS

How is it then that some have gotten confused and fallen prey to the
myth that AM is just a mix of the various religions.

Firstly, those who are not fully aware of Baba’s teachings may have
taken this myth to heart just out of their ignorance or laziness. That
can happen.

There is also another phenomenon at work.

In order to do AM pracara in any region or place, one must make a link
with the local people. The best way to make that link is through service
– that is Baba’s recommendation. Side by side however, often that link
is made by pointing out similarities between AM and the local
traditions, customs and beliefs.

For instance, acaryas or margiis in India, might point to the many
similarities (diet, language, yama & niyama, Shiva & Krsna) and shared
history of yoga and Hinduism in order to convince people that AM is not
something foreign but actually very close to their religion.

Likewise in the Islamic world, an acarya or margii may point to the
shared monotheistic approach. Both Islam and AM believe in the existence
of one God. And by saying this again and again, that margii or acarya
may really begin to believe in their heart that AM’s doctrine of a
single God really is just like Islam.

And in every land such techniques are used, whether it be highlighting
the similarities between AM & Christianity in the west or AM and
Buddhism in the far east. In all such places, in order to do pracara,
acaryas and margiis convince the locals that AM is very close to or
nearly identical to their religion.

Unknowingly, through this pracara technique, some of those margiis and
acaryas may end up convincing themselves that really AM did stem from
those religions. It is a type of self-hypnosis. That can happen and
indeed it has happened.

So that is one reason why this myth is alive in AM that really our Marga
is nothing but a mix of the various religions.

When in reality, AM is totally new and absolutely none of the teachings
of the various dogmatic religions were brought into AM. That will become
more clear by reading more of this letter.

THE TRUTH IS ALWAYS ONE

The thing we have to keep in mind is that the truth is always one.

For example 2 + 2 = 4. Just because a math teacher is preaching this
fact does not mean that he borrowed it or stole it from another math
class or teacher. Rather it just happens to be a fact or truthhood. So
it is bound to be taught wherever logic and rationality are in vogue.

Same is the case with Ananda Marga. Ours is the path of truth and
dharma. And we may share certain principles like brotherhood, service,
montheism with the various religions, but that does not mean that AM
borrowed or stole those points from the religions. It just means that
the truth is propagated in many avenues.

Even then we have to be careful in admitting such a statement. Because
the religions have turned the above points of brotherhood, service, and
monotheism etc into veritable dogmatic practices, wheres in AM those
principles take dharmic expression.

MORE DOGMA THAN ANYTHING ELSE

The various religions preach dogma more than anything else. Thus
although they may share certain points with AM – our presentation of
that teaching is dharma whereas theirs is dogmatic.

For instance, both AM and Islam embrace the belief that all are brothers
and sisters. But the word “all” in Islam refers only to other Muslims.
Theirs is a limited application of brotherhood whereas in AM our
approach is totally universal. Every person is our brother and sister
irregardless of race, nationality, and belief etc.

Another example is that of service in Christianity. Although service is
a shared ideal between AM and Christianity, their application of service
can consist of service meat, preaching the gospel of hell,
indoctrinating the dying into Christianity, and all kinds of other
dogmatic things. So although we both appreciate the practice of service,
AM’s approach to service is quite different from that of Christianity.

While the Hindus may be aware of the glories of astaunga yoga,
ekadashii, yama and niyama etc, mostly they do not practice those things
and when they do it is often in a very watered down or dogmatic manner.

Thus despite the seemingly shared terminology and practices between AM
and the various religions, our way is unique and quite different from
the dogmatic religions. None then can claim that AM is merely a mix of
the various religions.

THE ORIGINALITY OF SHIVA & KRSNA

Here is another facet of the conversation to keep in mind.

Lord Shiva and Lord Krsna graciously gave many, many teachings and both
these Divine Personalities predate the existence of most of the world’s
religions. Often we find that the religious dogma stems from watered
down versions of Lord Shiva’s and Lord Krsna’s teachings. Thus rather
than say that AM borrowed from Hinduism etc, it is probably far more
correct to say that those Hindu priests, Christ, & Mohammed stole and
distorted Taraka Brahma’s earlier teachings.

That also explains why there are remnants or shadows of certain dharmic
teachings in the various dogmatic religions.

And as to the uniqueness of AM, may we also keep in mind that Baba has
given many things not given earlier by either of the Taraka Brahmas.

Among many other points is that AM represents the first time that the
philosophy of yoga has been given.

Baba says, “The yoga philosophy was first propounded by Ananda Marga.”
(06 Jan 1979, Patna)

Note for more about this reference:

But with regards to the dogmatic religions, more often than not they
took from Shiva and Krsna – and then watered down and distorted those
teachings – and that is why such religions may superficially look like
they are similar to AM.

Top of all though, the comprehensive body of teachings of Ananda Marga
have never before been given.

That is why Baba Himself has declared.

“Baba says, “Never before in the entire history of this world
or the universe, if it could be known to mortals, has a system of life
fully embracing the economic, social, mental and spiritual spheres ever
been correlated in such closely knit society as in Ananda Marga.” (PNS-11)

ALL KNOWLEDGE COMES FROM HIM

Ultimately, by His grace all knowledge comes from Him.

3-9 Brahmaeva gururekah na’parah.

[Only Brahma is the guru, no one else.]

Purport: Brahma alone is the guru. Brahma alone directs the units to the
path of emancipation through the media of different receptacles or
bodies. No one except Brahma conforms to the real significance of the
word “guru”. (Ananda Sutram)

Thus the eternal teachings of life either come directly from God when He
appears as Taraka Brahma or they come indirectly from God via those
rishis who have linked their unit mind with Cosmic mind, by His grace.
Some great yogis have been able to do this. In that case their words
resonate with neo-humanism and are consistent with Baba’s ideals.

In contrast, the religions may claim to also preach the gospel of God,
but when we apply our rational intellect we can easily see that their
teachings are full of loopholes and inconsistencies.

Whereas the teachings of AM are totally dharmic, perfect and pure.
Because our teachings come directly from Him.

BABA’S BLESSING

By Baba’s grace the teachings of AM are entirely new. New in every way
imaginable. So none should get confused into thinking that AM is a mix
of the various religions.

Baba says, “Ananda Marga is radically different from all concepts of
philosophy as well as economic and social thinking. It is not a change
which has evolved as a result of the evolution of the human mind and its
economic and social environments. It is a revolutionary concept of life
altogether different from any of the present or past ideas. It is a
change which is independent of the cyclic changes due to the passage of
time. It does not practise anything which is not new both in approach
and practice. It is a revolution which makes life a reality. It teaches
adjustment to life, rather than giving up the world by leading a life of
useless seclusion. It creates people who are fit for every walk of life,
who do not make any distinction among their fellow beings, and who are
joined together as one world community. In our Ananda Marga all
humanity, nay, all living beings (jiiva matra tare) have combined
together in every walk of life.” (AFPS-7)

Namaskar,
Ram

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Practical Aspect of Mysticism

Baba says, “Mysticism is a never-ending endeavour to find a link between
finite and infinite.” (AV-23, p.101)

Note: Here Baba is indirectly giving the guideline that in the realm of
devotion one should have a particular personal relation with Parama
Purusa. And these relations are known as “bhava”– whether they be
sakhya bhava, dasya bhava, madhura bhava etc. So these various bhavas
are that very “link between finite and infinite”. Because with the help
of these relations devotees gradually come in closer and closer
proximity with Parama Purusa. Until finally by linking up in this way
the sadhaka becomes one with Him.

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Date: Fri 11 Sep 2009 17:20:36 -0000 (GMT)
From: Singh_Manindra
Subject: Mahaprayan (Death) of Shrii Aniruddha Prasad Singh
To: AM-GLOBAL

Baba

== MAHAPRAYAN* (Death) OF SHRII ANURUDDHA PRASAD SINGH ==

Namaskar,
Sadly we have lost a dear soul. The mahaprayan of respected brother
Shrii Aniruddha Prasad Singh occurred during the night of 10-11
September 2009. It is with sadness and sweet memories that we
announce this mahaprayan.

Shrii Aniruddha Prasad Singh was part of a great margii family as his
father was also a bhakta. Baba Himself graced their house in Trimohan
(Bhagalpur) by conducting DMC there.

In addition, Baba inaugurated the Renaissance Universal movement in
their house on 26 January 1958 by delivering the famed lecture that was
printed in book form as “Problems of the Day”.

Shrii Aniruddha Prasad Singh was a very senior and longtime sadhaka who
used to regularly meet with Baba at the tiger’s grace in Jamalpur in the
early days of AM.

At the time of his mahaprayan, Shrii Aniruddha Prasad Singh was in his
twilight years, having been an octogenarian (approximately 80yrs of
age). Shrii Aniruddha Prasad Singh was known for telling some very
colourful Baba stories and experiences.

On the occasions of his mahaprayan (death), let us remember our dear
brother who always wanted to serve the Marga and whose own house was
like an Ananda Marga instituation itself.

It is with much sadness & sweet memories that we bid adieu to our dear
respected bother. At least now his long struggle with illness is over.
We can all take solace in the fact that he has reached his final
destination unto Baba’s lap. Baba has taken it upon Himself to save
Dadaji and grant him salvation.

With deepest respects,
Yours brotherly,
Manindra

* Mahaprayan (Death): Many are aware that mahaprayan (death) is the
common term used in India and especially in Bengal to describe the death
of an honoured or even ordinary person. In that way the newspapers of
Bengal are regularly citing the mahaprayan (death) of various persons of
society who died or passed away.

Some may get confused and wrongly think that the word ‘mahaprayan’
(death) is one extraordinarily devotional term to be used in association
with Parama Purusa. But that is not at all the case. Rather to do so is
only to undermine the eternal presence of Parama Purusa. That is why no
devotees ever use the word ‘mahaprayan’ in reference to Lord Shiva or
Lord Krsna. Because Lord Shiva and Lord Krsna exist eternally. Then
there is no question of Their mahaprayan (death).

And for those who need still more technical proof then all this can
be clarified quite readily by referencing the dictionary. Specifically
in the Samsad Bengali-English dictionary on page 742. Checking there it
will be confirmed that the word ‘mahaprayan’ means death. Which is why
it used to refer to the passing away of even common citizens.

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Their (AM Priests) mantra becomes: "Keep quiet - do not say anything - just accept it" all."

Their (AM Priests) mantra becomes: "Keep quiet - do not say anything - just accept it all."

Date: Sun 28 Jun 2009 22:43:52 -0800 (PST)
From: Surya Morales
Subject: Role Of Cowardly People in AM
To: am-global@earthlink.net

Baba

“Bha’loaba’si a’mi toma’y, tumi bha’loba’sa na’…” (P.S. 4592)

Purport:

Baba I love You, but You do not love me. Baba You are not coming clearly
in my dhya’na– that means You are not loving me. If You would have
loved me then You would not remain distant.

O’ my close One who is keeping Himself far away. From Your distant place
please accept me surrender. And from Your far distant abode, please send me
this blessing: That my sadhana will be successful. Please grace me such
that You Yourself will be coming in my dhya’na.

Baba, I do not desire any boons from You. All that I desire is to
continue doing Your dhya’na. Baba, please bestow this blessing upon me.
Baba, You are mine. Please grace me by filling my entire consciousness
with this eternal truth– that You are mine.

Baba, You are not coming in my dhya’na– what more can I say. I have so
much longing for You to come, yet You are not coming. Baba, how come You do
not love me. Baba, please grace me by coming…

== ROLE OF COWARDLY PEOPLE IN AM ==

Namaskar,
How did phallic worship became equated with the tantra of Lord Shiva?
Why did the worship of Sri Krsna become reduced to a mere set of rituals
instead of an internal sadhana towards godhood?

How is it that these two Taraka Brahmas lived on this earth for decades
and decades and graciously gave a huge body of dharmic teachings, only
for those guidelines to be distorted into something of little or no
value – even harmful?

What is the operative factor in this demise and what do we need to be
wary of with respect to keeping our Beloved Baba’s teachings & practices
in their original form.

That is what we seek to investigate here.

ALL HAVE A ROLE TO PLAY

Everyone comes onto this earth with a role to play. Some just live an
ordinary life of eating and drinking; some do heroic deeds and sacrifice
for the welfare of others; and, some people become cowards and fearfully
accept various dogmas, even when they know those things are wrong.

This letter focuses on this latter category: Cowardly people who
knowingly submit themselves to dogma in order to escape criticism,
punishment, and the like.

Because, over the ages, it is such persons who have allowed or enabled
the teachings of Taraka Brahma to gradually become more and more diluted
until finally they are reduced to a crude set of illogical and useless
rituals.

Such a tragedy has happened in the past and if we are not careful it
will happen in this present era also.

IMPORTANCE OF HISTORY

In our search, the review of history is important. Taking a look back
into the past teaches us how to avoid pitfalls in the future.

For instance, if we fail to study the history surrounding the partition
of India and all its tragedies, then in the future we may think that
dividing a country is a fine and noble enterprise.

So a glance back – now and again – at history is most helpful.

Thus, understanding what transpired with Lord Shiva’s and Lord Krsna’s
teachings provides insight into how to properly manage Baba’s divine
ideological guidelines.

HOW LORD SHIVA’S TEACHINGS & LORD KRSNA’S TEACHINGS

BECAME DISMANTLED

It did not happen all at once.

Both Lord Shiva and Lord Krsna took advent on this earth and taught the
people of the day so many practical and philosophic tenets of dharma
sadhana, morality, and spiritual realisation. The lives of these two
Taraka Brahma’s were densely filled with righteous actions and
guidelines for others to see and follow.

Yet step by step, those teachings were eaten away – very slowly, from
one generation to the next.

SLOW GRADUAL PROCESS – ONE GENERATION TO THE NEXT

First a priest – in order to heighten the prestige of his own temple or
out of his own greed – told that worshiping Lord Shiva at his temple /
tiirtha will bring salvation. And so many other nonsense things they
told for their own selfish gain.

Those early followers who were aware of Lord Shiva’s teachings knew that
such priestly edicts were false. But in their cowardly way they did not
protest – due to fear of punishment and retribution by those priests. So
the people kept mum, obediently followed those priests, and internally
thought that Lord Shiva will save the situation. Huddled in their
fearful ways, such cowardly people acquiesced to the dogmatic preachings
of those priests.

Time passed. Their children saw this as did their grandchildren.

In turn those younger generations got it fixed in their mind that their
grandfather was faithfully following the original and authentic
guidelines of Lord Shiva by visiting that particular temple or tiirtha
or by paying certain taxes to priests in order to marry a daughter or
receive the graces of God.

Hence, the indoctrination of a new generation into dogma. What started
out as one generation of people knowingly and fearfully compromising
with dogma, gradually rolled into a complete misunderstanding by the
younger generations.

Those newer generations took that dogma to be the golden road – the path
of truth and excellence. Because that is all they knew, thanks to the
fearful and timid dealings of those before them. They saw their
grandfather and thought that must be correct, when in fact that
grandfather was keeping silent and obeying priests in order not to be
beaten, abused, victimised, harassed, or tortured.

This is the way dharmic teachings get dismantled. It happened with Lord
Shiva’s teachings as well as with Lord Krsna’s teachings. In both
circumstances, cowardly people are at fault for failing to stand up and
oppose those mischievous priests.

Indeed the distortion of Lord Shiva’s and Lord Krsna’s teachings
happened to such an extreme degree that when Baba graciously delivered
His two treatises – Namah Shivaya Shantaya and Namami Krsna Sundaram –
then those sets of dharmic discourses did not at all match what was
going on today. The dogma the present day followers of Lord Shiva and
Lord Krsna were doing did not at all resemble the glorious teachings
Baba had given in those books. The true teachings of Lord Shiva and Lord
Krsna were utterly non-existent in the contemporary society. Such was
the extreme degree to which dogma had taken root.

And again, what was the cause: The step by step compromise made by
cowardly people who were to fearful and scared to oppose the ruling
priests.

MUST BE BOLD AND BRAVE TODAY

Today in Ananda Marga, a similar show is unfolding – but we can still
stop it before it is too late.

The priests have invented so many dogmas for their own selfish gain,
power, and prestige. Here is but a small sampling of those dogmas:

[1] Mahaprayan (i.e. Baba is gone), [2] Fake Ananda Vaniis, [3]
Distortion to AM Scriptures, [4] Fake Bhukti Pradhan Manual (1997), [5]
Crude Tiirthas & Memorials in AN & Jamalpur etc, [6] Expulsion as a
Weapon, [7] Ruination of Prabhat Samgiita with Filmy Singers, [8]
Destruction of ACB, [9] Bangalisation, [10] PP Dada Not Doing Kiirtan
etc, [11] Unity through Groupism, [12] Translated from the Original
Bengali, [13] And Many, Many More.

And we all know how & why those things were established.

If anyone fails to attend Mahaprayan then they will lose their post; if
anyone opposes the Fake BP election process they will be outcasted; if
anyone points out scripture distortions, then they will be victimised etc.

So these are the types of threats that were made by the ruling priest
class or groupist leaders of the day. By this way they impose their will
and intimidate others.

In response, a section of fearful followers acquiesce. They watch the
original BP manual go up in flames, they watch the AM Revolution
discourses be snipped and cut; they watch one punishment posting ordered
after another. They see so many things going on and they keep quiet –
not wanting to invite any problem unto themselves, not wanting to invite
the wrath of those priests.

Their mantra becomes: “Keep quiet – do not say anything – just accept it
all.”

In the back of their mind they think that “Baba will save the
situation”, when in fact it is their duty to come forward and fight for
what is right.

Such cowardly people become “yes man” or “goody-goodies” to those in
power. They think that this is the only way to survive, when in truth
they are ruining their entire tantric career by turning themselves into
agents of dogma. Because what they accept out of fear, the next
generations will blindly accept as truth, and Baba’s true teachings will
be lost.

Because the younger people will think, “Our elders were around Baba so
what they were doing must be correct.”

In that case, dogmatic functions like Mahaprayan and the reading of Fake
Ananda Vaniis will become totally normal and the real ideological
foundations of Ananda Marga will systematically vanish into thin air.
There will not be a trace of AM left on this earth.

This is not some false dream or fictional horror story. This is the
reality of what will most certainly happen if a strong stand is not
immediately taken against the present dogmas that priests have dragged
into AM.

Baba’s advent will be for naught as His teachings will be gone.

DON’T BE A GOODY-GOODY: OPPOSE ALL SAID DOGMAS IN AM

So we must not be cowardly or fearful of threats and rantings by those
in power, rather we are to stand up and maintain His original teachings.
Therein lies the establishment of dharma in AMPS and our debt to Guru.

Baba says, “We cannot call people “good” if they cannot lead people of
all walks of life towards welfare. We can call them “goody-goodies” but
not good people. Those who are truly good people will move bravely
forward and provide inspiration and strength to those mute masses to
fight against all kinds of obstacles, and give a clarion call to them to
march ahead.” (AV-22)

Baba says, “Intelligent people should no longer remain silent…They
must not act like goody-goodies, seeing evil but continuing to tolerate
it. This is very bad.” (NH-LOI, Disc: 2)

Baba says, “The characteristic of good people is to fight against
injustice, to firmly adhere to truth and righteousness, to protect the
helpless and fight against all evil persons. Those who are merely simple
and are of a meek and goody-goody nature are not good people.” (AFPS-5)

BABA’S BLESSING

By Baba’s grace, whenever and wherever we see any dogma cropping up or
in vogue – whether it be sannyasi superiority or scriptural distortions
– we should wage a merciless war, upholding Baba’s teachings. Failure to
do so is only inviting the multiplication of dogma and the ruination of
our Marga. No one should fall into such a cowardly way of life.

Baba says, “I have already said that Ananda Marga is the first movement
aimed at liberating spirituality from the unwholesome influences from
dogma. Hence you must not in any way encourage dogma. Rather, you should
carry on an endless fight against dogma. And while fighting against
dogma, you will realize the actual truth, and when you will come in
contact with truth, you will be established in real spirituality…human
beings have got to be established in human excellence and carry on a
ceaseless struggle against dogma.” (PNS-18)

Namaskar,
Surya

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Where Invented

In the following quote Baba reveals the history of the “ball” which is
nowadays commonly used in innumerable games and sports. The ball is originally
invented in India.

The following Baba’s teaching reveals this fact.

Baba says, “The meaning of the root verb kand is ‘to wallow’. We get the
word kanduka (ball) by adding ‘uk’ to ‘kand’ or adding ‘u’ + ‘ka’ to
kand. Its etymological meaning is ‘that which rolls’; colloquially it refers to
‘ball’– a ball rolls. It should be remembered that the kanduka
(ball) originated in this country. Originally, balls used to be made from cloth, but since
cloth balls did not last very long people in ancient Bengal started making
balls from the shoots of young bamboo.” (SC-3, p.70-71)

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