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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: 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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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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