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Date: 13 Oct 2009 07:58:21 -0000
From: “Gurucharan Yadav”
To: AM-GLOBAL
Subject: Ongoing Fantasy: ‘I am Dharmic’

Baba

“Diner a’lote a’so ni, ele tumi a’ndha’re…” P.S. 2073

Purport:

Baba You are so merciful, You are so divine. Earlier when my life was
full of happiness then that time You did not come; but now in this period
of darkness You have come. It is Your grace.

During my good days I wanted You to come and rejoice the occasion. But
that did not happen– in the effulgence of the day You did not come. But
now in the darkness of night You have come. Baba, how You play Your
liila.

Baba in the smile of the moon, You do not present Yourself. But when I
was suffering in pain, then with the soothing balm You came and relieved me
of my suffering. Baba, You have come in this cimmerian darkness when I am
crying.

Baba, everyone knows that You are most-loving; and everyone
knows that You think about one and all. Even then they involve in logically analysing
and reasoning about Your ways in order to strengthen their love for You–
to love You in a deeper way.

O’ Baba, You are beginningless and Your abode is in infinity. In all
the twelve months You remain constantly along with me– in pain and
pleasure. Baba, You are the divine shelter of everyone; You are the heart
of everyone, the Soul of souls. And by Your grace You pull everyone close
to You. You never discard or ignore anyone– irrespective of how high or
how low they are.

Baba You have only come in this time of crying and suffering. In the
good days when I was calling You then You did not come. Baba, Your glory is
unfathomable; Your liila is beyond imagination; Baba, You are so gracious…

== ONGOING FANTASY: ‘I AM DHARMIC’ ==

Namaskar,
We live in such a diverse and colourful universe– in their own mind most
everyone thinks that they are following dharma, or the way of truth etc.
All think that their plan is the way things should be, that their plan is
the most righteous one.

Mr. Bush and his capitalist agents think that their approach of “getting
oil no matter what” is virtuous, while Islamic militants believe their
“so-called holy doctrine of Allah” is virtuous.

So to get power, to stand on top of the mountain, due to their
self-interest, both parties think they are right. This is their real
belief.

And this type of drama is unfolding within every religion and within every
nation– all over the globe. Goaded by their self-interest, all think that
their group or party has “the way”.

IN AM ALSO THIS IS GOING ON

Similar is the case in AM. Due to their self-interest, one factional party
thinks that their way is the dharmic approach and another group believes
that they hold the key to “truth and enlightenment”.

So all pronounce theirs as the pathway of AM ideology.

One group thinks writing “Translated from the original Bengali” at the
beginning of every book is the dharmic approach, and another group believes
that “PP’s word” is the key to truth & welfare in AMPS. And still others
take it upon themselves to fabricate their own self-styled Ananda Vaniis.
But that is not all…

Some think that the killing of Abhipremananda is something virtuous.
Whereas others think that in the dark of the night, they can attack anyone
who is going against their group. And even the old chief of VSS
Madhavananda thought that his killing of some avadhutas was virtuous.
All these types of things have been going on– in the name of dharma.

So each & every side has their own strategy in mind, knowingly or
unknowingly. And all are internally convinced their way is that of AM
ideology.

This is how things are unfolding these days in our Marga.

Now then is the time to see who is just living in their own silly dreamland
and merely repeating ‘I follow dharma’, and who is really involved in AM
ideology and truly following dharma.

BABA’S METHOD OF FOLLOWING DHARMA

By Baba’s grace, He has given us the perfect method to see who is who and
what is what.

Baba says, “To my ideology I am as simple and straight as a rod.” (SS-18)

So Baba’s teaching is quite neat and clean: One must adhere to AM teachings
completely and not twist them in any direction. That is Baba’s guideline.
And the practical application of this is that His teachings are to be kept
“as is”– and those teachings are to be applied in one’s practical life.

That is the determining factor of who is following AM ideology.

HOW SOME “FOLLOW DHARMA” IN AM

Unfortunately some have their own way of “following dharma…”.

1. For example, for years and years some factional heads were adamantly
convinced that all Baba’s books should be prefaced with “Translated from
the original Bengali”– even if the discourse was originally given in
English in Fiesch, Switzerland. So in the name of dharma those groupists
printed “Translated from the original Bengali” on the cover page of all the
AM books. This was their so-called dharma.

2. Then others have grabbed partial quotes from various sources and
proclaimed them to be Ananda Vaniis– when in fact Baba never included such
things in His original Ananda Vanii collection. Hence what those groupists
are making is nothing but Fake Ananda Vaniis– all done in the name of
dharma.

3. Still others place PP’s name on the bottom of various orders and
proclaim that so and so is hereby expelled forever or some other outlandish
claim when in fact Baba has firmly declared that expulsion is not allowed
in AM. Even then various groupist proceed ahead in the bullish plan of
expulsion. This then is yet another episode of what that some factional
heads are doing in the name of dharma.

4. So in all sorts of ways, shapes and forms, various leaders in various
camps do things in the name of dharma. Those who are cunning knowingly
understand that they are going against dharma yet proclaim it as being
dharmic. And in the other corner some simple and naive people truly believe
in their heart that what they are doing is dharmic. Yet, in reality–
though one is worse than the other– both are far, far from AM ideology.

WHY DO THEY DO LIKE THIS

The question then becomes why do they do like this– why do certain
factional leaders go against AM ideology yet proclaim with full zeal that
they are acting in accordance with AM ideology. How is that they do not
have courage to admit and repent that what they are doing is opposite to
Baba’s teaching– opposite to dharma.

As is commonly seen, the answer is that they are blinded or goaded by their
own selfish desire. Stuck in that low mindset they are unable to admit
their fault– and just get drowned in their own silly agenda.
Either they think ‘I must get the power’ or they think ‘I must remain
forever on this MU’ or they think ‘I must become the most respected one’
etc. And in that blindness of self-interest, in that drunken egoistic
state, they do so many nasty things in the name of AM ideology to satiate
their hunger. But in that way they stray far from the path & go 100%
against dharma.

In that blindness, they distort AM scripture, take away margii rights, tear
down the BP system– countless heinous acts they do, all in the name of
“dharma”.

Such is what happens when this or that groupist is wearing the eye-glasses
of selfish-interest. They twist AM ideology to their own end.

When in fact a true dharmika will do each and everything for AM ideology–
for dharma, without harbouring any other desire in mind.

Unfortunately time and time again, groupists stray from this ideal– all
because of their selfish approach.

SAME THING IN INDIAN FIGHT FOR INDEPENDENCE

It is just like during the Indian independence movement. At that time
various so-called leaders were making countless promises about how they
will restore glory to India. This was their regular chant of dharma. But
their so-called holy promise was all dependent on one factor– that of
satisfying their selfish desire of getting the chair etc. And then once
they got it, the rest is history. We all know what happened.

Rather than solving India’s ills and bringing forth the glory of India &
restoring dharma, instead they cracked the nation into multiple pieces. All
because their selfish lust for power was greater than their desire to bring
welfare to the country, greater than their desire to follow dharma.

MIRROR IMAGE GOING ON IN AM

Tragically, we are now witnessing this same type of event in AMPS. Blinded
by their self-interest they wrote “Translated from the original Bengali” on
the cover of every AM book in an attempt to show that their land or
language is the top etc. Or due to their self-interest they fabricated so
many Fake Ananda Vaniis that goaded margiis to ‘sit still and remain
passive’ or ‘follow “dharma” by siding with my group’ etc.

And by all this selfish power plays, the real teachings of AM ideology just
fall by the wayside– this is their so-called dharmic approach.

IDEOLOGISTS KEEP TEACHING AS IS

Hence even though there are so many opposing camps that all claim to be
following dharma, it is quite easy to understand how these various groups
are just living in their own dreamland. Because, each, in their own way,
twists AM teachings to suit their own ends.

Whereas those who are ideologists– those who are dharmikas– will always
keep Baba’s teachings “as is” and mold themselves according to His divine
standard.

By this measuring rod, we can be sure who is a veritable dharmika and
abiding by the ideals of AM versus who is living in their own hypocritical
dreamland and merely mouthing ‘I follow dharma’.

FINAL WARNING

In the end let us remember that Baba has given one authoritative warning to
those selfish people who are bragging that ‘everything I am doing is
dharmic’. Such persons should remember that nature will not spare them:
They will have to undergo the consequences of their misdeeds– either in
this life or the next.

Hence we should utilise whatever strength Baba has given us to serve others
and never fall prey to any type of personal or group interest– just like
those who think that ‘let AM Revolution discourse get distorted since the
change is in favour my wt group etc’. This type of defective outlook is
very negative.

And this is only the tip of the iceberg. There are so many things that
happen in one’s personal and collective life where some wrong is committed.
And if one is simple and open-minded then they may understand and admit
their wrongdoing whereas if one is just drowned in their own ego they will
never understand– and they will just incur more and more sin and
ultimately undergo that hellish reaction.

OUR DUTY

This is the time to look in 360 degrees and review the situation. It is our
duty to keep Baba’s teaching “as is”. If His divine teachings remain in
their original condition, then today or tomorrow AM ideology will be
established– based on His very teachings. But if His divine words are
tainted then the situation will be so disastrous.

That is why it is the personal and collective responsibility of each and
every Ananda Margii to keep Baba’s things “as is”. That is the greatest
work of this present day.

BABA’S BLESSING

By Baba’s divine grace, we will all bring back the holy pillars of AM
ideology into our AMPS and create one truly dharmic society.

Baba says, “You follow me, that is, you follow my word, follow Bha’gavata
Dharma, because you are a human being.” (SS-21)

Namaskar,
Gurucharan

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Importance of Padma’sana

Baba says, “Padma’sana [lotus posture] is just like a lotus in full bloom.
Just as the roots and stem of the lotus remain under the water and only the
leaves and flowers float about it– and although it is born in the mind it
sustains its love for the stars– in the same way people sitting in this
lotus posture and remaining in the world, can keep their minds above their
mundane environment. That is why on the path of sa’dhana’ this posture has
tremendous importance.” (NSS, ’85, p.241)

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Date: 18 Sep 2009 07:48:26 -0000
From: “Manoj”
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: He has Covered All the Points

Baba

“Pra’n’ tumi dhele diyechile…” (P.S. #2344)

Purport:

Baba, You have showered Your grace in each and every nook and corner of
this earth. Each and every particle of this universe has received Your
grace. Nowhere remained untouched. Baba, You have showered Your grace. You
have spread Your love with those divine songs of Prabhat Samgiita. By its
music, melody, and resonance.

Baba, with Your divine love, You intoxicated all divinely and swayed
everyone’s heart. And You filled and inundated everyone’s heart with divine
ideation. By Your grace, the devotional feeling got language to express its
heartfelt love to Parama Purusa, and hopelessness disappeared. Everyone’s
heart is now dancing in the tune and melody.

O’, the Controller of everything. With Your longing, with Your ideation,
my whole existence is vibrated.

No one is unfortunate, no one is lowly and meagre. Everyone is floating
in Your mind. By Your grace, everyone is surviving. Baba, You showered Your
grace on all. Everyone is charged with divine love…

== HE HAS COVERED ALL THE POINTS ==

Namaskar,
We must follow Baba in all respects. He has given all that is needed –
period. He has given the sadhana; He has given the social teachings;
and He has given all our days of festival – spare none. There is nothing
that He has not given.

Thus those who foolishly insist that the dogmatic Mahaprayan program
is to be part of our AM culture, knowingly or unknowingly insinuate
that Baba is incomplete or imperfect – as if He forgot to tell about
Mahaprayan.

When in fact we know that Baba as the Parama Purusa incarnate has addressed
everything, including events after His physical disappearance. Yet He never
mentioned one word about Mahaprayan celebration.

Here the point is that we should follow Baba, not groupists.

Now again the season has arrived where various groupist and dogmatic WTs
etc are promoting their so-called Mahaprayan program. Means Baba is eternal
but certain crude persons are trying to impose their dogmatic Mahaprayan
function on the common margiis. Most have rejected this program as it goes
against our basic devotional feeling. And here below is more explanation
about why Baba Himself does not appreciate this Mahaprayan program as well
as other proofs for why it is just one dogmatic function– nothing more.

Mana Vrinda’bane rayecha

Baba, O’ my Lord You are living in the Vrindaban of my heart…

MY QUESTION TO DADAJI

One time I asked my DC [VSS] Dada that, “Dadaji, you told that Baba has
given everything in AM- all the solutions to the problems of the present
world and beyond. But is it that HE might have forgot to tell about this
Mahaprayan (MPD) program, & that is why our Central Dadas introduced MPD
themselves in Oct 1990? Because one margii was telling that ‘how Baba can
tell about His own passing away to margiis and include such a ceremony in
Caryacarya?’ That Margii, Satyadeva, further told that Baba might have
thought that if He Himself will tell to Margiis or disclose about His
Mahaprayan then margiis will cry out. So Baba did not include Mahaprayan
ceremony in CC part 1. Dadaji what is your comment on this.”

WAY OF DOING GURU PUJA

Dadaji replied, “You see, those who got acarya training they know that Baba
as a Guru, HE tells all the do’s and dont’s for His disciples. For example,
In our Acarya diary, Baba says such things which I am giving you the
outline here. While teaching about system of Guru Puja in Senior Ac. diary
appendix, Baba described that if disciples / sadhakas have strong feeling
to offer some worldly things in Guru Puja, they can do it. Even those
sadhakas could give those things to Guru during His physical Presence. But
Baba directs us that AFTER His physical departure then those material
things which we desire to offer to Him, those things should be distributed
to needy people. And if sadhakas are offering some flowers then it should
be thrown into flowing river water. Baba explains all this very clearly in
the Senior Acarya Diary.”

Dadaji said, “So, do you understand?”

I said, “Yes Dadaji. I think as you told that when Guru is physically
present then we can offer worldly things to Him directly. If a sadhaka has
strong desire to do like that. But Baba further directs us that if one has
a strong desire to offer physical objects to Him, our Gurudeva, after His
physical passing. Then those objects should be given to appropriate members
of the society who are lacking those very things. That will be the true
service to Baba.”

“Very good” Dada replied.

CARYACARYA SCRIPTURE IS COMPLETE

Then Dadaji said, “Baba has given the full list of social and spiritual
functions of Ananda Marga in our Caryacarya part 1. This list does not
include Mahaprayan (MPD).”

He continued, “No doubt, some dogmatic people may be thinking that Baba
deliberately did not speak about HIS physical departure because it would
have been untolerable for most of us. But I think this very idea is
completely incorrect. Because when Baba describes about His physical
departure in Acarya training book, then if He would have felt necessary
then surely He would have included this MPD function into our Caryacarya
scripture as well. But Baba did not do so. So according to my logical
conclusion, Mahaprayan itself is negative program and it is not approved by
Baba because it is against the fundamental teachings of Marga Guru.”

“With rational mind one can say Mahaprayan is dogma because it has no
logic, just MPD is one imposed,restricting type of idea. Just see what Baba
says on this point.”

Then I saw in A Few Problems Solved book, that BABA says, “Perhaps you know
what dogma means. Dogma means an idea around which some line is demarcated,
beyond which it is prohibited to go. ‘You will have to accept this
doctrine, you cannot go beyond it.’ — this sort of restricting idea is
called dogma…Remember, you are not alone in this world, not only in this
world but also in this entire universe. This universe is pervaded by Parama
Purusa. We are always sitting on His very lap.” AFPS pt 4, p.23

“So see” Dadaji explained. “Baba tells that Parama Purusa is everywhere;
Baba tells dogma is that which restricts the mind; Mahaprayan says Baba has
departed or gone away; then surely Mahaprayan comes under the category of
dogma.”

WAY OF DOING INITIATION

“Look at it this way”, Dadaji added, “You see when any acarya teaches or
imparts initiation, any sadhana lesson increase, or lesson revision, then
if acarya is proper then they must sit few minutes in dhyan and take the
permission from Baba. After getting permission then one has right to teach
sadhana, especially 6th lesson. So this is the system.”

“But if Baba is gone, left, away, means if Mahaprayan happened, then how
one can get permission? To get this divine permission, we have to see that
Baba is not just one worldly / physical entity. Surely ordinary mortal
human beings die or become gone or pass away, BUT similar thing is not in
Baba’s case. Our Baba is not ordinary mortal He is Parama Brahma. In Ananda
Vacanamrtam part 3 Baba says like this following”:

“Guru, that expression of Parama Brahma that dispels all your spiritual
darkness, is Parama Brahma. That is, Parama Brahma exhibits Himself in the
form of Guru just to dispel your clouds of ignorance and spiritual
slumber.” (Pg 16 AVM 3)

So Baba, being the Parama Brahma, is God incarnate, or Taraka Brahma. Like
this Dadaji told.

BABA IS BEYOND COMPARISON

“When we are preaching others then we preach, that there is no comparison
of the Personality of Taraka Brahma”. Baba says in Namami Krsna Sundaram:

Tula’ va’ upama’ Krs’n’asya na’sti;
Krs’n’a Bhagava’n svayam” (NKS, p.212)

Meaning: There is no comparison of the Lord’s attributions. Taraka Brahma
can be compared with Himself and Himself alone. No entity is similar to Him.
Dada went on, “It is so regrettable that according to our convenience
sometimes we preach that Baba is Taraka Brahma Sadguru, and other times
according to selfish convenience we compare Baba with mortal human being
and think that He passed away as normal human beings do. That is not good.”
“I think that those who believe in Mahaprayan (MPD), they think of Baba as
ordinary mortal. These MPD believers forget their Goal that Baba is
Sadguru, the All-Pervading Omnipresent Being. And that very Baba Shrii
Shrii Anandamurtiji is unparalleled, beyond comparison. Then why we should
compare that very Supreme Entity as normal human being coming under the
domain of life and death?”

“When we are preaching Baba’s stories then we comprehend that idea that
Baba is above all human beings, Baba is living with us and He is helping.
But the next moment when we talk about Mahaprayan (MPD) then we just
overlook the whole spiritual philosophy or devotional aspect and start
thinking Baba as one mortal frame. How ironic!”

THE SUN CANNOT BE HARMED

“If we think carefully then we can understand and we should correct also
that according to our convenience we should not degrade Baba’s status. If
any innocent person will try to spit on the sun in mid-day, you can think
that who will be affected. Surely not the sun. So we should be careful.
Undermining and abusing Baba will not harm Him but ourselves. So my feeling
is that Baba is with us we should not compare Him as ordinary human being
like those who get Mahaprayan etc. Rather our approach should be like how
Baba describes here in Neo-Humanism book.”

Then Dadaji showed me this beautiful passage from ‘Devotional Sentiment and
Neo-Humanism’:

Baba says, “As we have already said, the greatest human treasure is
devotional sentiment, devotional wealth. This devotional wealth must be
preserved….Whenever we see that the pressure of external circumstances
threatens this life essence we should appeal to the Supreme, “O Lord,
please be kind enough to protect our inner vitality from total
destruction-save us from the agony of total loss.” (NH – pg 7)

By this I understood, that we must protect our devotional feeling from the
onslaughts of worldly pressures and events such as Mahaprayan, and we
should ask help from Baba in this regard.

WORDS FROM A SENIOR MARGII

When I was talking with Dada about all this, then one senior margii Ram
Dayalji also came and joined. Then he told some things on MPD point which
was new thing for me.

Ram Dayalji told ‘this invention of Mahaprayan is done with the motive to
create inferiority complex in the mind of those sadhakas who could not see
Baba in physical frame. That is why those central Dadas who were enjoying
Baba’s physical proximity before 1990, these Dadas selfishly thought that
this will be one gaining point in their career. And they can undermine
margiis who did not see Baba before 1990, and such margiis should be
treated as 2nd class margiis and unfortunate one.’

Here is more of what Ram Dayalji was talking:

‘Because believers of Mahaprayan are preaching that Baba passed away, so
now there is no scope to go close to Baba. Or go in His close proximity. So
that opportunity is gone forever. By that way those who could not avail the
opportunity or those who were born after 1990 or because of any reason
those who could not see Baba, they should realise mentally that they are
all unfortunate beings.’

Ram Dayalji concluded, “Excuse me this above approach is not my feeling.
This is the background thinking of those who cultivated the ideas of
Mahaprayan. By that way they think that in AM society they will be treated
fortunate because they lived along with Baba, and those who could not live
in Baba’s physical proximity they are all in subordinated category. By this
way inferiority complex has been injected by introduction of Mahaprayan.”

PRABHAT SAMGIITA:

Closeness Means Psychic Closeness

So after sharing with you all I heard and learned from my respected Dada
and Ram Dayalji, I am ending with one song of Baba.

Those who are devotees, they know that this PS # 3286 “Keu ka’che peyeo”
gives this message that living physically close has no value. Many
physically live close but they are living far from Him. But many live
physically far but keep Him in their hearts.

Keu ka’che peyeo cinate na’re, dure thekeo cene…” PS #3286

Puurport: By getting physically close they do not recognize Him, whereas
some even from a distance recognize His magnanimity. Whereas others by
getting His sweet touch even, then they drown in staticity. And some
without knowing, they unknowingly believe fully in His greatness. O’ my
Lord You are doing so many things for me. You are filling my heart with
nectar. I am so unfortunate that after all this grace I do not recognize
You and remain oblivious…

So let us all be like those A-grade devotees who with deep inner devotion
recognise Baba’s divine beauty and treasure Him always in their heart.

Respectfully yours.
Manoj.

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Sam’ska’ra Bhoga

Baba says, “The reaping of consequences of original actions performed by a
human being occurs mainly in the psychic sphere. And if a person attains
the blessings of evolved beings and the Cosmic grace in that same psychic
sphere, the problem is solved. Pain and misery is bound to come. Depending
upon one’s inborn sam’ska’ras and the actions performed, tortures and
afflictions are bound to be undergone – the expression of one’s own
reactive momenta. Tortures and afflictions will not be as severely painful
as before; with the blessing and grace, the psychic afflictions will be
removed. Well, when there is pain and the pain is not felt as such, should
it then be called pain? In this case, in the psychic sphere, one will
remain in a state of bliss. Let the afflictions come. When the affliction
and pain are not felt as such, one should not worry about it.” (PNS-14)

Note: In this materialistic era, people commonly think that those with
money, or those with a big house, or those with name and fame, do not
suffer from any problems, pain, or difficulties. But here in the above
excerpt, Baba is directly telling us that suffering occurs in the mental
sphere– not just in the physical sphere. Because one’s samskara primarily
take expression in the mind. Those problems and pains are undergone in the
psychic strata. Thus no one should think that just because someone is
wealthy or drives a fancy car then it means that they do not have any
problems in life. It is not like that. This dogma we should try to remove
from our social outlook. Because as Baba indicates above, irregardless of
one’s financial position, level of education, or professional attainment,
to one degree or another everyone has problems in the psychic sphere, and
that is how they exhaust their samskaras. So no matter how much wealth one
accumulates in the worldly sphere, one’s mental pain and suffering will not
diminish. Suffering happens in mental realm and everyone experiences it
according to their samskaras. And that suffering will remain until one is
established on the path of spirituality. Thus the only the way to
permanently relieve oneself of any suffering is not to chase after worldly
allurements but rather to get His divine grace. Just a tiny portion of His
grace is enough to free the mind of any suffering. Then one will just be in
a state of peace– bliss. That is Baba’s above teaching.

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Date: 17 Sep 2009 06:04:18 -0000
From: “Pramod Dev”
To: AM-GLOBAL
Subject: Proof of Distortion in New Book: AV 11-12

BABA

“Tumi bha’lo ba’so yadi, eso…” (P.S. 792)

Purport:

Baba, You are the most loving One. But I have hardly any devotion; that
is why sometimes I feel that You do not love me. Baba, when You love me
so much then please come close. Baba, if You are going to judge me by my
virtue and vice and based on that You will decide whether I am qualified
or not, then I do not have any hope because I only possess negative
things. I do not have any good qualities or virtues in my life. So
without considering my virtue and vice– good or bad things– please come.

Baba, the garden of my life is filled with thorns. There is not a single flower;
but, innumerable buds are there. So when You will come then those buds will surely
bloom, otherwise not– they will wither away. But on those flowers which do bloom,
then there You will remain seated. Baba, please sit on those newly blossomed flowers.

Baba, in my heart neither I have any song nor I have longing to sing the song.
The pollen of my prana has dried up and is floating in the air. All this happens
because You are remaining distant. When I will get the blessing of Your touch then
my whole existence will be vibrated. And all the negative things will turn into
positive ones. And by that way I will be able to serve You. Baba, without seeing
my virtue and vice please come…

== PROOF OF DISTORTION IN NEW BOOK: AV 11-12 ==

Note: Many of us know that there are terrible issues with the publication
of Baba’s books. Even then it has to be recognised that Dada Acyutanandaji
has tried hard since he became part of the Publications team to improve the quality
of the books. It is due to his efforts and Baba’s grace that progress has been made.
Tragically at present our dear Dada Acyutanandaji is bed-ridden in Kolkata due to long
standing illness. As our brother and esteemed worker, we are hoping for his
speediest recovery. Once he is feeling better we hold much confidence that he
can put forth effort to improve upon the gross errors that have plagued our AM
books since 1990.

Namaskar,
The highly touted, latest edition of Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 11-12
(2008) came out last year with much fanfare; unfortunately the book is
riddled with scriptural distortions.

This letter (a) contains an important Baba story on keeping the sanctity
of His scripture, and also (b) points out grave transcription /
translation errors from the recently published AV 11-12 (2008).

Although AV-12 has many, many errors, one key distorted paragraph about
priest dogma has been discussed in detail below.

CANNOT LIVE TOGETHER WITHOUT IDEOLOGY

One of Baba’s great reasons for coming onto this earth is to teach
humans how to live together. Some mistakenly think that by mixing and
merging all the groups together then a great human society can be built.
However, that is not possible: Just as leeches can never co-exist with
humans, similarly, combining different forms of self & group interests
can never bring that grand ideal of ‘ek manav samaj’, or one human
society. To do that– to build a human society in the true sense of the
word– ideology is needed. For that reason Baba has come and given His
teachings.

And it is our duty to maintain the integrity of those teachings– if not
one human society will never be formed on this earth.

BABA STORY:

MAINTAIN SANCTITY OF MY TEACHINGS

Being the Parama Purusa incarnate, Baba has issued various warnings
about future events and wrongdoings pertaining to His divine teachings.
From these below instances, we can see how much importance Baba has
placed on keeping Marga teachings perfect and free from dogma.

For example, it is well known how Baba issued a stern warning to
Raghunathji about the dogma of idol worship. Baba said, ‘After I leave
this body, you must ensure that no form of idol worship is done in AM’.

And to Parasattananda, Baba told, ‘After my leaving, there must not be
any form of celebration or ritualistic ceremony commemorating that
date’. Hence here, Baba was foretelling that no dogmatic Mahaprayan
should be started.

And to family Ac Pratapadityaji, Baba warned, ‘In the past crooked Hindu
priests who professed to be followers of Lord Krsna distorted and ruined
Lord Krsna’s teachings by inserting all kinds of dogma.
I have taken certain precautions and arranged to have everything
recorded. That way distortions will not be allowed to happen, even then
you must be vigilant not to let anyone ruin My discourses.’

OUR MORAL DUTY

As disciples of Baba, we should be very strict in preserving the
sanctity of His printed discourses. This is our moral duty.

Some may claim, ‘What is the big deal if we change a few words here and
there– that is fine, so long as we keep the gist of what He is saying’.
Some may say like this.

But that error-prone approach will not do. It is not acceptable. Because
one error leads to another until finally everything is totally ruined.
Vigilance is needed from the very beginning.

NOT A GROUPIST ISSUE

Everyone knows that the Tiljala camp is the one printing Baba’s books
these days. But here the issue is not who is printing Baba’s books. No
one is trying to criticise any group per se. That is not the motivating
factor behind this letter.

The issue is that the our AM books– Baba’s teachings– must be proper,
period, no excuses. That is what Baba wants and that is what this letter
is about.

Who can forget those days in Patna when Baba was harshly scolding and
rebuking various wt’s for not recording and printing His discourses.
Baba was furious and set the tone that His discourses must be recorded
and printed in a timely and proper way.

So this whole topic goes way beyond any petty group clash. Rather it is
an issue of non-compromising strictness and faith regarding the sanctity
and Ista and Adarsha.

THE PROBLEM WITH AV-12

Now then to the problem at hand…

Nearly every discourse in AV-12 (2008) has been terribly distorted in
one way or another. Here we are not just talking about skipping over
small words like ‘and’ or ‘but’ etc, but rather deep-seeded distortions
that affect the very meaning of Baba’s discourse.

Here is one critical example. In the 3rd to last paragraph of the
discourse, ‘Everything Comes From Something’ (2 June 1979 evening, Lyon,
France), those publishers wrote it entirely wrong.

THEY WRONGLY WROTE: “And you should never think, ‘Oh, because the priest
didn’t issue me any ticket for Heaven, I won’t be able to go to Heaven.’
No, no, no, don’t say that. The priest has no right to issue you a
ticket, and who is going to issue you a ticket to Hell? No, no, no, your
good actions will bring you closer to Parama Purus’a, and finally you
will become one with Him by dint of your sa’dhana’, by dint of your
occult practice.”

Yet see here what Baba really spoke.

BABA ORIGINALLY SPOKE: “And you should never think, “Oh, because the
priest didn’t issue any ticket for Heaven, that’s why I won’t be able to
go to the Heaven.” No, no, no, don’t think that. The priest has got no
right to issue you a ticket of heaven, and who is going to issue him
with a ticket to Hell? No, no, no, your good actions will bring you
closer to the Parama Purus’a, and finally you will become one with Him
by dint of your sa’dhana’, by dint of your occult practice.”

The above is what Baba originally spoke in English as He was in Europe
at the time and this discourse was given 100% in English.

So in Baba’s version, He is pointing out the injustice of the priests
and making a joke about how those dogmatic priests should sent to hell.

BABA SPOKE: “The priest has got no right to issue you a ticket of
heaven, and who is going to issue him with a ticket to Hell?”

Here Baba is making a direct statement about how crooked priests have no
right to misguide exploit the people based on the false notions of
heaven or hell. Rather, those priests themselves will live in their own
hell if they continue to perpetrate crimes against humanity. That is
Baba’s essential point.

But the publishers of the book changed that very section to make it
sound like you the reader, not the priest, is being sent to hell.

THOSE PUBLISHERS WROTE: “The priest has no right to issue you a ticket,
and who is going to issue you a ticket to Hell?”

So they totally skirted the issue of Baba mocking and attacking that
priestly dogma. So their new edition of AV-12 strays far from Baba’s
teaching.

Because in His revolutionary way, Baba is boldly pointing out the dogma
of the priest class and bashing and mocking their so-called authority,
yet our Publishers changed that section entirely.

And indeed there are so numerous errors.

A COMEDY OF ERRORS

In comparing the above two paragraphs, anyone can see that 13 errors of
omission and commission have been made in only 4 or 5 lines of text.
That means there are 2 or 3 distortions on every line. And it seems the
whole book is like that. Yet this newly published AV 11-12 (2008) is the
book that some of our respected Dadas are saying is “perfect”, and done
“word-for-word” according to the original cassette. They were assuring
margiis that there are no errors in this book etc, etc.

But now we can see for ourselves what is going on.

THE MAIN CRITICAL ERROR: ‘PRIEST IS GOING TO HELL’

And again, the main critical error of this passage is that those
publishers distorted the section where Baba is saying that the priest
will go to hell. This is a serious point.

Because AM is against all kinds of dogma, especially religious dogma as
that stifles the growth of the whole society. And Baba is adamantly
telling that not only do those priests not have the power to send anyone
to heaven, but because of their shams and duplicity those crude priests
themselves will go to hell. That is Baba’s dramatic statement.

Yet the publishers missed and distorted this point entirely when
printing the latest version of Ananda Vacanamrtam 11-12.

Baba makes a revolutionary stand against priest dogma and our respected
publishers deleted that point.

WHY LIKE THIS

Was the error done deliberately by our publishers– i.e. The Tiljala
camp. Was it a mere oversight– along with thousands of others? How did
it happen? Only we can guess.

But one thing is certain: Since they are so enthusiastic to translate
all Baba’s discourses from Bangla, irregardless of the original
language, perhaps that is the cause of this problem. That is one hypothesis.

Or maybe those Dadas just want to preserve or protect the sanctity of
the priest class. Or maybe they are scared of criticising those priests.

Any or all of the above may be the reason why this horrible distortion
was done.

Let us remember that in the recent past, these same publishers deleted
the final three paragraphs of the discourse ‘Liberation of Intellect’
(NHNS) where Baba points out how the dogma of Islam says three females
are equal to one male.

WHAT SHOULD BE DONE:

BOOK IS NOT WORTH PURCHASING

So now that we know the new book, Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 11-12 (2008),
is full of big and small errors, then what should be done.

Truly speaking, this book is not worth purchasing when it is in such bad
shape. The plus point is that by our not purchasing it, then it puts
pressure on those publishers to print it properly.

Whereas if we all simply go out and buy the book with all those current
errors and distortions, then they will think it is fine. And those
errors will remain in the book up to eternity.

Because just see: The first edition of AV-12 was published in July 1980.
And now, after 28 long years, the book is again being printed with all
these errors. If we just accept the book in this poor condition, we will
all be long gone from this earth by the time a new edition is printed–
in 50 or 100 years from now.

So if in this lifetime you would like to have an accurate version of
AV-12, and would like to see all of Baba’s books printed in the right
way, then certainly we should discard the 2008 version of AV-12 and
refrain from purchasing it.

That will send the proper message to those involved.

Excuse me for saying so but, “money talks”, at least in this case
because those publishers are trying to generate a solid income. And if
we opt to NOT purchase the book then it makes a profound statement on
their bank account.

Of course those truly interested in serving Baba will always be strict
to ensure that no mistakes are made in His books, and if so an immediate
correction will be done and an apology issued. In that case, money need
not come into play. With all due respect, our Dadas seem to have
something else on their mind because they never make a swift, or, for
that matter, any rectification of their distorted books. And they
certainly never apologise or admit their guilt. In that case what are we
to think. No doubt they are our family members, but still we have to
evaluate the situation for what it is.

BABA’S BLESSING

By Baba’s grace He has given us human life and we should ensure that we
preserve the integrity of Baba’s teachings. Here is Baba’s special
teaching on this point.

Baba says, “You have to build up society by your collective efforts. You
know when the weaver weaves clothes then rats and termites engage in
trying to cut it. So the weaver has to protect the clothes from those
rats and termites. In the same way when you are building anything then
without any delay various types of “termites” and “rats” will try to
destroy that work. You must be careful. Above all those who have a pious
motive to build up something, they ultimately get victory. But “rats”
and “termites” do not have a pure motive so ultimately getting destroyed
is their fate. Just they leave some dirty, ugly mark in the pages of history.”

“By seeing those ugly, black marks, in future people think ‘oh, it seems
this was attacked by termites and rats. Oh it appears that the termites
and rats which came to attack and destroy this, but instead those rats
and termites broke their teeth and got annihilated’.”

“It is the universal law. So as you build up good things, be vigilant to
keep sharp eyes all around. Be sure to protect your work from “rats” and
“termites”.”

“In the past females were preparing mango jelly in summer. And to shoe
away the crows & to protect the mango jelly, one boy from the house was
always standing guard with large stick in his hand and sharp eyes
watching for those crows. Same way you should always be alert & vigilant
to save your work from termites and rats. Then work will be done…”

“Today again you take oath to build up the earth by your own individual
and collective efforts. We have come here to beautify this earth. We
will make it so and we will go on doing this our whole life. This will
be our main collective vow.” (AV-24 Hindi, p.149).

Namaskar,
Pramod

Note 1: MORE MISTAKES FROM AV-12

Here is another discourse from AV-12 (2008) that is riddled with errors
and distortions. The following is the opening paragraph from the
discourse ‘An Expression is Never Alone’.

In BOLD LETTERS & [in brackets] are words that Baba spoke but do not
appear in the latest printed edition of the discourse.

“The entire expression of this Universe is vibrational. Whenever
[WHEREVER not whenever] there is vibration, there is sound, there is
colour. So whatever you see or whatever you feel has an inference or
inferences that come in contact with your [OUR not your] sensory or
motor organs – has some sound. You see, when you are moving, you are
walking, a particular sound – “tak, tak, kat, kat” – is created. That
particular sound, sound representing an action, is called “acoustic
root” – in Samskrta, “Biija Mantra”. [WHATEVER YOU DO], there is a sound
just to represent the spirit of that being [DOING not being], of that
deed. While you sit [SLEEP not sit] you are doing something, that is,
your respiratory organ is functioning…”

And like this there are countless errors in the newly printed AV-12.
Because the errors in the above paragraph are of a less severe nature
than the error about the priest dogma and going to hell mentioned in the
main letter, for that reason this has been added as a note instead of
being discussed in the body part of the letter.

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We Should Know & Correct

Baba says, “In algebra the formula (a+b) squared= a2 + b2 + 2ab. This is
a well known formula and originally it was invented by Mahars’i Kapil.”
(SC-8, disc 1, 5 oct 86 kolkata)

Note: It is well known that Mahars’i Kapil was born in India several
thousand years ago. People commonly think the above formula was first
propounded by a western mathematician, but in the above teaching Baba
reveals the real fact. This gives the idea those mathematics was highly
evolved in that early history of India.

Here below Baba tells another important fact regarding Kapil:

Baba says, “The first philosopher was Mahars’i Kapil, who will be
remembered and respected for all time.” (AFPS-9, ‘Geology & Human
Civilisation’)

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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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