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From: “Shantatma Kerketta”
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: His Books Are Not the Way
Date: Thu, 15 0ct 2009 08:27:56 +0530

Baba

“Pradiip shala’ka’ jvele cali eka’, se priyo to mor elo na’…” ( P.S. 4794)

Purport:

Alone sitting in isolation I lit the lamp. I was waiting and wondering
why my Dearmost has not come. I wanted to have a glance of Him, to lay my
eyes on Him. But neither did He come nor did He look towards me.

Sitting in dhyan, in my mind I prepared and decorated a seat for Him; I
was waiting and waiting for Him. But in dhyan I was just asking Him for
boons– to fulfill my worldly desires. I did not want to have Him. Rather I
wanted worldly things– boons etc. I did not ask for those things which are
divine and eternal. Instead I asked for perishable, decaying, material
things– those which are under the bondage of time, space, and person. So
instead of longing for Him, I asked Him for boon after boon. In my
misguided dhyan all these crude types desires I had.

So all that went in vain because my Dearmost did not come. In dhyan when
I was folding His seat and putting it away, then I thought that without
pure devotion then nothing is going to happen; I cannot get Him. What I did
in dhyan was just a waste of time. Everything went in vain. I gave more
importance to worldly things in comparison to devotion and I went on asking
for parabhakti from Him. That too went in vain.

Sitting alone I lit the lamp and waited, but my dear most did not come…

== HIS BOOKS ARE NOT THE WAY ==

Namaskar,
Even after a person dies, their example stands. Either that history
serves the welfare of humanity by providing a stellar model, or it
leads people in the opposite direction, toward the path of degeneration.

One of our late Dadas has put in print various ideas that may not be so
conducive to our human growth and development. It needs our clear-cut
review to remind us whether this Dada’s method is the path of dharma
or not.

This has great relevance to the way things are going in AMPS these days.
Because this Dada glorified creating a separate structure and now that
same misguided method is going on today. Thus our review is needed.

HIS MAIN CLAIM

“I had established an ashram at the foot of the Himalayas…in Dehradun
District of UP.”

One of our late avadhutas wrote these words in his own book, when describing
the time he left AMPS to establish his own ashram.

IMPORTANCE OF CONDUCT

We all know that in the general society, one’s quality, qualifications and
attributions are measured on the grounds of various superficial variables,
money, age, post, power etc.

But according to Baba’s Neohumanistic philosophy, character, dealing,
behavior and conduct are one’s true qualifications.

Baba says, “Your ideal is represented by your conduct. Your learning,
your social or economic status have nothing to do with your ideal.”
(Ananda Vanii #13)

In the above Ananda Vanii, Baba’s message is quite clear. Without ambiguity we
Ananda Margiis evaluate others on the point of their character and conduct.
Not on the point of money, power, avadhuta dress, Purodhaship, Kapalik
Sadhana, vishesha yoga, age, seniority, and Central Committee, Acarya board
and Purodha board, or even post of Purodha Pramukha.

So according to Baba’s above teaching we should evaluate the calibre of
everyone by their conduct only.

So to evaluate the quality and qualifications of this late avadhuta,
respected Dada Samanvayananda, we should discuss on the point of conduct.
How far did Samanvayanandaji’s conduct go in accordance with Baba’s
teachings.

GURU-DISCIPLE TEACHING IS PARAMOUNT

In Tantra, the Guru-disciple relation is the most significant thing. That
is why Baba has made various rules and given in Caryacarya about the
services to Guru.

We Ananda Margiis always do Guru Puja, minimum two times a day, every day.
And we know “Guru Brahma…”, the whole idea behind this is that Guru is
everything. And that any disciple of Shrii Shrii Anandamurtiji must have
this basic characteristic that they should believe in Guru, not betray. One
must not betray Guru, otherwise everything is gone.

SOME OF DADA’S HISTORY

Here in India, Margis are fully aware about the history of Dada
Samanvayanandji. But our overseas Margis and newer margiis may not be aware
so for clarity, the basic matters are described here below.

Samanvayananda’s previous name was Ac. Shivananda Avt. And in 1972
when Baba went into jail, Dada lobbied against Baba and got failure.
Precisely, Samanvayanandaji a.k.a. Dada Shivananda left the organisation
and in a challenging way he created his own organization, giving it the name
“Prema Marga”. Dada established his office in Dehradun that time.

Making matters worse, in his lifetime Samanvayanandaji never expressed repentance
or remorse for going against Guru those days.

Tragically, Samanvayananda remained shameless & glorified that betrayal,
as if what he did was just and proper.

Dada created his own book ‘Glories of …’.

And in that book he mentions many times about his great work in Dehradun.
Means he is glorifying that time when he went against Guru and made that
separate organization known as Prema Marg and he was challenging Guru and AM.

About this deceitful display, Dadaji says that this was his “great” work.

We should not forget that in those days, Baba was in jail. It was during
those difficult days for AM when all support was needed, yet the late Dada
Samanvayananda left and created his own organization to compete against AM.

Andin his book, Samanvayanandaji wrote on page 57 about his glorified
days as a pseudo-guru.

“I had established an ashram at the foot of the Himalayas…in Dehradun
District of UP.”

Thus Samanvayananda does not show an ounce of repentance for his betrayal to
Baba. Not a word of repentance does he express for those black days in
which he left Baba and created his own organization.

In simple language this is betrayal to Baba and also back-stabbing.

SO MANY TRUE MARGIIS FOLLOWED BABA

When Guru is in jail then true margiis took lot of trouble and suffering in
various ways and also got imprisonment. I have deep respect for them. But
what respect should one have when Dada Samanvayananda betrayed Baba and
left Him during that very crucial time when Baba was in jail. And when
Baba was released then Dada Samanvayanandaji painted his own black face
with white oil paint and appeared before Margis in the beginning of 1983 as a
great saint as if nobody knows about his hypocrisy and betrayal to Baba.

When Baba was in jail Margiis were suffering also in jail, and Dada
Samanvayanandaji was enjoying his own self-created guru-ship, and
establishing one organization. And when the good days of AM came, then Dadaji
returned back because his fake guruship of Prema Marga was not as
beneficial or enticing as befooling Margiis. What a hypocrisy.

Baba appointed him as brahmacarya and made him wear a white lungi in order
to help rectify Dada of his arrogant and misguided ways.

But after ’90, Samanvayanada petitioned and got a very high post in our administration.
Who will appreciate his hypocritical behavior. I don’t think that any true Margii
and WT will appreciate.

Then later on some of those group leaders made Samanvayanandaji their high priest.
And Dada Samanvayanandaji moved all around the globe & gave his sermon
like the Pope of Rome. And he praised himself about the glory of his past.

About hypocritical people Baba’s guideline is very strong.

Baba says “Hypocrites are those who betray.” “Don’t forgive till his
nature is reformed. Immediate forgiveness is a special weakness of mind. It
results in worse harm to society.” (CC-2)

Everybody in this universe can forget Dada’s back stabbing to Marga
ideology. But true Margiis and Wt’s cannot. And his poor example must
not be glorfied but rather shown as deceit so none get enticed to
make a similar mistake by going against the Marga.

Already, a few others others have created their separate, parallel
structure as our Marga is struggling to survive, but this is not
the way. None should get duped by Samanvayananda’s example.

BABA’S BLESSING

Here following is Baba’s divine guideline for building up one human society.

Baba says, “You must think, ‘I will personally move towards the supreme
desideratum, and at the same time I will try to assist those who are
suffering from despair, those steeped in blind superstition…Our family is
universal; our abode is also universal’.” (SS-18, p. 41)

Namaskar,
Shantatma

Note 1: MORE OF SAMANVAYANANDA’S DOGMATIC MANNER

Here is one further point about which Samanvayananda wrote in his
book. It regards the matter of certain instructions Dada Samanvayanand
himself dogmatically created, telling that if these are followed one will
achieve liberation.

Ac. Samanvayananda wrote in his book Ananda Satakam on p.131 last
para “Bhagavat….Paraman Padinca…” And, Samanvayanda Dada explains:

“Those who not only read but follow the instruction noted herein (of Ananda
Satakam) with interest and care, they will surely overcome the delusion of
this world and cross the stormy ocean of living in this world.” (p.131,
Ananda Satakam)

A similar type of teaching to what Samanvayanandji is teaching in this
“sutra”, is also very common teaching in Hindu religion. One famous example
is Hanuman Chalisa. Hanuman Chalisa has been written to impose / inject
fear complex into the general public mind to worship the god monkey, Hanuman.

To force the public to worship Hanuman monkey god, poet Tulsidaas wrote
“Hanuman Chalisa'” and that same way Samanvayanandaji is teaching others by
giving a dogmatic teaching like Tulsidas did. It is obvious that if the
dogmatic poet of the Hindu religion would not have injected the fear
complex then surely nobody would have appreciated to worship the monkey.

Because human psychology is that humans like to believe or pray that some
human being is their god. Not the monkeys. So it is the charisma of the
fear complex of that poetry that misguided / forced Hindu people to chant
every day the Hanuman chalisa hymn, means the monkey god eulogy.

So, it is obvious to all that to inject his Ananda Satakam on Margiis’
mind, Dada Samanvayananda did the same technique as the dogmatic Hindu poet
did.

Following is the stanza of that dogmatic monkey god hymm: ‘Jo
satbar…mahasukha hoi’. The meaning is that those who will repeat those
Hanuman Chalisas (eulogy of Hanuman monkey god) will get liberation
and be free from all worldly problems, like money, matter, ghost etc.

So with fear Hindu dogmatic people are repeating this. In the same way our
Dada Samanvayananda tried to impose his book Ananda Satakam on Margiis
by creating fear complex.

“Those who not only read but follow the instruction noted herein (of Ananda
Satakam) with interest and care, they will surely overcome the delusion of
this world and cross the stormy ocean of living in this world.” (p.131,
Ananda Satakam)

The hidden threat is that those who do not follow my teaching will be
bound up in maya. Such is the crude fear complex that Samanvayananda
used to promote his faulty book.

Just the dogmatic poet of Hindu religion did with the monkey god story.

Baba clearly explains that religions do not follow the path of rationality,
do not follow the path of dharma. Rather they claim to be issuing the word
of God, and with this excuse they inject one after another dogma among
their followers.

Baba says,”The word “Dharma” is often loosely used for so-called religion.
The reasonfor this is that when the founders of almost all religions
propagated their respective doctrines to the general mass, they claimed
they were the messages of God. But no religion ever followed the path of
logic.” (HS-I, ’87 ed., p.4)

So religions preach all sorts of harmful dogmas under the aegis of their
false claim that they are preaching the word of God.

Certainly, those living in India know very well about the monkey god Hanuman
but for overseas readers let me please tell something more….– the god
Hanuman belongs to the ape family. He has a long tail and his face is like
a monkey. It is not even a human being; Hanuman is one monkey. That is why
one name of the monkey is Hanuman. And Chalisa’ means eulogy. Every Hindu
dogmatic person is well aware of these things but for the benefit of
overseas Margiis it is meaningful to explain the matter in full.

However the main point is that this dogma of the monkey god is deeply
rooted in all fundamental Hindus’ mind. And every day they must repeat this
thing minimum one time and especially when they feel fear of ghost. The
dogma is that by repeating the monkey god name, ghosts will not come and
monkey god worshippers will ultimately reach the goal of liberation and all
desires will be fulfilled. And those who disrespect this will themselves
burn in hell fire. Because of this dogmatic belief, Hindu people are afraid
and they are repeating the Hanuman Chalisa with deep reverence.

So Dada Samanvayananda unfortunately suffered from attachment to
Hindu dogma. Clearly Dada carried this dogma on his head. Because in
the same way as the monkey god hymn, Dadaji created one complex that if any
margii will believe and respect and chant his sloka then surely they will
get liberation as if there is no need of astaunga yoga sadhana. Only his
Ananda Satakam will work as the divine ship to across the ocean of maya.

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Our Language

Baba says, “All the languages of the world are our language, this always
you will remember. All the languages are your language. Of them you may
know 2, 4, 10, 20, 200, 500, and all the rest you do not know. That does
not mean that the languages which you do not know are not your language.
All the languages of the world are the language of humanity. All the
languages are the language of Parama Purus’a. For all the languages you
should have love– equal love for all the languages.” (Hindi Language,
Morning General Darshan 1/1/84, Ananda Nagar)

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100,000 might attend a U2 concert...and only 3 people may ...attend one of our talks on meditation. Even then we should not... think that we have failed ...The fact that a few people attend our AM event is not indicative of our ability or quality, but rather reflects the interest and mindset of the people.

100,000 might attend a U2 concert...and only 3 people may ...attend one of our talks on meditation. Even then we should not... think that we have failed ...The fact that a few people attend our AM event is not indicative of our ability or quality, but rather reflects the interest and mindset of the people.

Date: 19 Sep 2009 06:55:31 -0000
From: “Gurucharan Yadav”
To: AM-GLOBAL
Subject: Why Political & Filmy Heroes Are Famous…

Baba

“Saba’re kari a’hva’n saba’i a’ma’r pra’n’…” (P.S. 2945)

Purport:

The clarion call to one and all. Everyone is my own; everyone is my
pra’n’a; everyone is close to my heart. We are all collectively singing
the song in unison and moving towards the Goal– Parama Purus’a. Nobody
should remain left behind. We should carefully see that nobody should
cry in the society, remaining as downtrodden or as neglected one. We are
all singing the marching song of life collectively, with one tune and
one melody. There is no difference between one human being and another.
Everyone’s desires, hopes, and inspirations are the same. We are all
moving on one path with the inspiration of the great ideology, which
will lead towards greatness…

WHY POLITICAL, SPORTS & FILMY HEROES ARE FAMOUS,

NOT ANANDA MARGIIS

Namaskar,
In our human society, there is no dearth of “celebrities”. In politics,
Hollywood / Bollywood, and sports etc, there are all kinds of heroes who
are famous throughout the globe. They are thought of as being great –
magnificent. They are revered all over and receive huge attention.

People like: Britney Spears, the late Michael Jackson, Michael Jordan,
Madonna, etc. And not just in the pop industry, rock star politicians
like Sarkozy and Obama and top capitalists like Bill Gates fall in this
category as well. Then of course there are others like the late Princess
Diana.

All the aforementioned stars are in the limelight and receive tremendous
public adulation 24 / 7, irregardless of what they are doing.

Yet hardly anyone knows of Baba and A’nanda Ma’rga. Taraka Brahma lived
on this earth for nearly 70 years, and hardly anyone is aware of His
arrival.

Our esteemed acaryas and margii brothers and sisters are working
tirelessly to uplift humanity yet they too are basically unknown to the
general public.

What is the reason behind this? Why are self-engrossed stars embraced by
the general public whereas selfless, well-wishers of humanity are
overlooked by society.

THE FORMULA FOR ADULATION

The operative factor at work here is the level of the public
consciousness and the common psyche. People can only appreciate what
they are able to understand. And understanding demands closeness.

For instance, one can only speak fervently of the greatness of Parama
Purusa if and only if one has come close to Him. Without coming mentally
close, then one cannot recognise His grandeur.

But to come mentally close one must be somewhat elevated – and at
present the common public is low. This is not a criticism of society,
just the fact.

That is why we see people expressing unbridled adulation towards stars
dominated by crude, animalistic propensities. Because when the general
public themselves are enthralled with sex, money, alcohol and lowly
desires then their heroes are going to be those (a) who either personify
those tendencies (Madonna, Bill Gates, & Britney Spears etc) or (b) who
present themselves as being slightly higher than the public mentality
(Sarkozy, Obama etc).

Those who more elevated will never be appreciated by the common people.
That is Baba’s explicit teaching (12 Dec ’78)

The entire situation can be likened to 4 of our acaryas going to the
zoo. Then those animals are not going to revere those Wts because they
are meditation teachers and performing all kinds of service and welfare
activities for both humans and animals alike. Those animals – due to
their lower mental standard – are totally unable to conceive of what
those acaryas are. Hence they are not going to become excited when those
acaryas arrive on site. Whereas when the zoo keeper comes with food then
those animals will become quite enthralled.

Or look at it this way: Simple village folk do not revere those who
invented the micro-chip or the space rocket.

Why? Because it demands a certain calibre of mind to recognise real
greatness.

Thus when the public mentality is relatively low – i.e. tamasik in this
materialistic era – then the people whom they revere as being great are
not really great. Just those famous people happen to appeal to the
public standard.

Alluring people onto the path of animality is relatively easy and one
can become an instant celebrity overnight, whereas benevolently bringing
people onto the path of divinity is difficult work and few will be
interested.

NOT GREAT PEOPLE

All too often those people who bask in public recognition and fame
hanker after such praise. In the case of politicians they say what the
public wants to hear and in the case of pop stars they represent the
glamor that the public also desires. Such so-called personalities drink
up public adulation, seek of ways to garner more, and think of
themselves as great.

Here though, Baba clearly says that such famous people are not at all
great.

Baba says, “The person develops a lustful attachment for some external
words of praise, and thus becomes a slave to those words and can never
be a truly great person…They can never become great people. It is bad
to be a slave to worldly words of praise.” (AV-5)

Indeed we see time and again how Hollywood heroes, sports stars and
politicians simply dance to the tune of public approval. Everything they
do is geared toward achieving more fame and notoriety. But this is
nothing but their weakness of mind, not their greatness.

Whereas the true well-wishers of society will always do what is right
and never concern themselves with public opinion.

Baba says, “Those people are great who harbour no biases and who behave
rationally both with those who abuse them give them pain and with those
who give them happiness. Such people don’t harbour any feelings of
enmity towards anybody and take no-one as their enemy. They remain the
same in pleasure or pain whether they have a positive reputation or
negative reputation. They are unaffected and unassailed in all
circumstances of praise or criticism, pain or pleasure. They attach no
importance whatsoever to any of these things. They are meaningless for
such people.” (AV-5)

Thus real greatness lies in living for a high ideal; it is not and
indeed cannot be measured by public approval or fame.

Rather Baba points out that what the common people deem to be great is
not at all great. That is half the story. The other half is that the
general society does not have the requisite quality of mind to see real
greatness – even when it is standing right there in front of them.

Baba says, ‘The common people misunderstand great people who act on
their behalf and for their welfare, or even if they understand them,
they do not give them their support.” (HS-2)

Hence what the common people think to be great is not great and when
greatness is right next to them then they are totally oblivious that it
is there.

MUST NOT GET DISCOURAGED

Knowing the formula then for achieving fame and social recognition, no
one in AM should then get frustrated because the the public does not
recognise or support us. Our duty is to please Baba and serve Him –
living according to His mandates.

100,000 might attend a U2 concert or a sporting event, and only 3 people
may show up to attend one of our talks on meditation. Even then we should
not be concerned and think that we have failed in some way. The fact
that a few people attend our AM event is not indicative of our ability
or quality, but rather reflects the interest and mindset of the people.

We must always remember that the ideal and message of our Ananda Marga
is far above the public standard. They are unable to recognise it for
what it is. That is why so few attend our programs – there is no second
or third explanation.

Indeed it would be of concern if suddenly we were embraced by the public
and written up in magazines and honoured etc. That would mean we had
fallen from our ideal and had somehow gotten wrapped up in lesser
activities.

In this day and age, people only run after crude Hollywood movies,
liquor, tall talkers, McDonald’s and sensual pleasures – not the dharmic
teachings of sadvipras or Mahasambhuti. Thus it would be of concern if
we were suddenly part of that craze.

The standard of AM is high – far above. The proof being that even though
yoga has become so popular with the masses as tens of millions attend
classes everyday, yet still that is not translating into huge numbers of
new people in AM. If we get even a few new people who are serious about
Baba and Ananda Marga then that is a lot.

So we must not be concerned with numbers or popularity. That is not
where our value lies. Our worth to society lies in upholding the tenets
of AM.

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.” (AFPS-5)

We should always remember that life is not a popularity contest – a
competition to garner the praise of others.

BABA’S PERSONAL EXAMPLE

As Baba Himself has said on numerous occasions, we should not bend and
sway according to public reaction. The public is generally low-minded
and fickle.

Again this is not meant as a snub against the common people. Just it is
His liila that He has designed it that way.

So we must always bear in mind that public acceptance and fame is not
our aim and indeed Baba Himself placed little, if any, value on that.

Baba says, “You see now that Ananda Marga’s fame is on the rise. What
should we do? We must maintain our mental balance and remain indifferent
to both praise and slander, to both joy and sorrow. A rich person once
abused Lord Buddha. He remained unperturbed. By refusing to accept the
abuse, he returned the slander. When I was in jail, I was subjected to a
lot of calumny by some people and these very people now praise me. But I
was indifferent to all their slander, and now I do not want their
adulation.” (AV-1)

Always the public barometer is going up and down. Because the public
standard is low and they become easily swayed in either direction.

And the overarching idea is that the public can express appreciation
only according to their own understanding. So when the public is
low-minded we should not expect them to start singing our praises.
Rather we should know ahead of time that they are going to worship the
likes Britney Spears, Obama, and Tom Cruise etc.

Then there is no chance we will become dejected, deluded, or frustrated
– rather unaffected by public praise and censure we will move ahead in
our dharmic works and devotional practices.

BABA’S BLESSING

By Baba’s grace He has blessed us with eyes to see. We should not care
about public opinion and look only towards Him. Then we will keep a
balanced mind and be ready to carry out His orders and dharmic teachings.

Focusing on Him will lead us to greatness and the Goal. We are to serve
and please Him. That will bring welfare to all. And while we may not get
the respect and praise of the common people, in the due course everyone
will pay heed to what we have done on this earth, by His grace. That is
also His teaching.

Baba says, ‘You should remember that those who are the actual pioneers,
the real vanguard of the society, are always a microscopic minority, but
it is they who are destined to be victorious. Those who once opposed, or
are now opposing or will oppose in the future, will in the future admit:
“Yes, we are now driving our vehicle safely and comfortably along the
very path which that vanguard once opened by clearing the jungle.” This
means that those who cleared the obstacles in the beginning will later
be recognized as pioneers. The funny thing is this, that people do not
give recognition at the time it is due. This is the natural law.” (12
Dec ’78)

Namaskar,
Gurucharan

Note 1: THIS TREND ALSO PRESENT IN AM

Just as the common people are unable to comprehend the greatness of
Ananda Marga etc. It also has to be noted that we have a similar problem
in AM. Many half-margiis or pseudo margiis cannot recognise the calibre
of those who really do follow Sixteen Points. Such half-margiis
complain, “Why are you so radical in your approach – you should be more
moderate and not so strict in following Baba.” Such half-margiis who
complain like this are the same ones who watch pop movies etc. They were
sleeping when margiis rights were stripped away and when Baba’s books
were being distorted and they tossed stones on true margiis who pointed
out these wrongdoings. Finally such half-margiis try to turn AM into a
pseudo-progressive organisation by advocating gay rights and other
social issues that run contraty to the ideals of AM. All because they do
not have the mind to understand Baba’s teachings. So the phnomenon
prevalent in the general society is also present in AMPS, to some or
more degree.

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Sign of Devotees

Baba says, “When undergoing any trouble then some human beings think
that they are shelterless. But you should always remember that in this
world at any given moment you are never shelterless. Because when Parama
Purusa is with you then how can you be shelterless. So there is no
reason for any feeling of helplessness or fear in any circumstances.
Because when He is with you the strongest and mightiest force of this
universe is with you. Then what is there to be afraid of? If you
encourage fear complex it means you have the forgotten the fact that
Parama Purusa is with you. So those who are sadhakas, those who are
devotees, those who are adherents of the path of dharma, they will
always be fearless. This is the quality of a sadhaka: That he is
fearless. Why is he fearless? Because he knows that the most powerful
entity, Parama Purusa, is with him. So there is a loving relation
between devotees and Parama Purusa– their relation is based on love.
Because of this truth the devotee is never afraid. He will never be
afraid of anyone and under no circumstances will he be perturbed.
Becoming paranoid is not the sign of devotees. Parama Purusa always
remains with you and HE always watches over His devotees. He is always
seeing how He can save devotees from any and all difficulties. So when
in this loving way Parama Purusa is concerned about you, then why will
you be disturbed. You should be fearless. There is no reason for any
sort of paranoia in the mind of devotees.” [SS-16 (H), p. 83, DMC Agra
19 Feb 84]

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