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Secrets behind Philosophy of Neo-Humanism

Date: 30 Nov 2003 08:05:43 -0000 From: "K Lingappa" To: Subject: Secrets behind Philosophy of Neo-Humanism Baba "Diva'-nishi mora a'nkhi jhare, shudhu toma'r tare, Prabhu toma'r tare..." (913) Purport: Baba, day and night my eyes are pouring for You, only for You. I do not love You even then You love me so much. Why like this? Why like this, my Prabhu? My mind was in Cimmerian darkness but now the colour of that new colourful dawn has filled my mind. In the summer's burning heat Your grace is a soothing balm, like sandalwood paste. Baba, I am surviving only because of You. That's why I look towards You again and again. When black clouds are doing the dance of death, my heart begins beating and quivering. In that fearful situation I listen to Your music which resonates deep inside me and fills my heart with bliss. Baba, day and night my eyes are pouring for You, only for You... Namaskar, I read Dada Bhaskaranandaji's recent Margii-Mail letter* where he is offering to guide one and all about our AM philosophy. And while this may sound like a noble endeavour, everyone should beware because in his own book "Social Dynamics" Dada Bhaskaranandaji has written many things that are grossly inconsistent with AM ideology. Means huge errors are there. Of critical note is that Dada Bhaskarananda is telling that Baba's unique philosophy of Neo-Humanism is nothing but Hinduism. But we all know that Baba's divine teachings on Neo-Humanism are completely revolutionary and will lead the society into the a new era of universalism, thus crushing all dogmas. All margiis are aware of this divine truth. But in his book Dada Bhaskaranandaji is making the opposite claim as he is equating neo-humanism with the dogmas of Hinduism. On page 100 of his book, 'Social Dynamics', Dadaji Bhaskarananda has written that: "Vivekananda unfortunately used the appelation 'Hindu' for all the most amazing understandings of the past 15,000 years and for all the findings of the sages of India ... Shrii P.R. Sarkar gave this universal sentiment a beautiful new name - Neohumanism, or humanism newly interpreted." So by Dada Bhaskaranandaji's above statement, it is clear that he thinks that neo-humanism is just nothing but Hinduism. Furthermore, Dada Bhaskarananda is equating Swami Vivekananda with our pure neo-humanistic ideals. But most everybody knows that Swami Vivekananda ate fish. And eating fish itself is non-neohumanistic behavior or conduct. What to say about the fact that Vivekananda was a cigarette / cigar smoker also. And on the top, Hinduism is dogma and full of misguided rituals and sentiments including the caste system. And Vivekanada is coming from one dogmatic Hindu sect. That is Advaete Vad, Monism. If anyone wants to know more about Monoism better they should read Baba's philosophy in Namami Krsna Sundaram. There Baba has clearly written that monism is just dogma. So all these points are there where it is evident how Hinduism is grounded in dogma. While we know Baba's teaching are completely new-- they have no comparison with Hinduism. But Dada Bhaskarananda claims that neo-humanism is merely the new name of Hinduism. Why Dada Bhaskarananda is telling like this publicly in his book-- why Dadaji would make this absurd claim? Really it anyone's best guess. But by this ridiculous assertion it looks like Dada Bhaskaranandaji wants to impose his own Hindu dogmatic beliefs onto our Marga Society. Really, it seems that Dada Bhaskarananda himself is suffering from the disease of Hinduism. Otherwise what can be the reason why he would put such things in print. Again I will say that it is obvious that Baba's teachings of Neo-humanism are something completely new. From the very name itself-- 'neo'. This very name demonstrates that this philosophy is an entirely new concept. Given by Baba for the first time in human history; such a teaching was never given before. And when Baba gave the discourse I was there when Baba Himself told this Neo-Humanism is a new theory. In the end we should all remember how neo-humanism is one golden tool for the humanity. Baba says, "Neo-Humanism will give new inspiration and provide a new interpretation for the very concept of human existence...This Neo-Humanism philosophy will liberate people from all inferiority feelings and defects and make them aware of their own importance; it will inspire them to build a new world." (NH-LOI) Namaskar, Karun * In his letter to Margi-Mail on 25 Nov Dada Bhaskaranandaji was telling how he will guide others on the "triple aspects of Ideology, Mission, and Priorities". And many other things Dadaji was telling by which he was placing himself on some high pedestal. But by reading Dadaji's book then one can see that... Note 1: Dada Bhaskarananda's research is putting forth the false notion that neo-humanism did not come in 1982. Rather he is telling that neo-humanism was already there in full form since Vivekananda's time. Only one new name has been given. Just like Madras city was present before also but recently it was changed to Chennai. Same way Hinduism was there and then in 1982 only Baba gave a new name to that, and that is neo-humanism. So Neo-Humanism is not new. Like that, this is how Dada Bhaskaranandaji's false logic is going. Note 2: So many gross errors are there in Dada Bhaskarananda's book. When I have more time other points can be raised, or anyone else can also bring forth the points. Because in so many places any good Margii will easily be able to recognize how Dada Bhaskarananda's book strays far from that path of AM. Note 3: Ultimately Neo-Humanism leads humanity unto the stance of divinity. BABA says, "According to Neohumanism, the final and supreme goal is to make one's individual existential nucleus coincide with the Cosmic Existential Nucleus. As a result, the unit being's entire existential order becomes one with the Controlling Nucleus of the existential order of the Supreme Entity of the Cosmological order, and that will be the highest expression of Neohumanism. That Neohumanistic status will save not only the human world but the plant and animal worlds also. In that supreme Neohumanistic status, the universal humanity will attain the consummation of its existence. Then nothing will be impossible for human beings; they will be able to do anything and everything." (NH-LOI)
We commonly see that people are talking about Indian culture, European culture, Chinese culture, African culture. As if cultures are many. But they are ignorant about reality. In Baba's words, reality is as follows. Baba says, "Culture is the collection of different expressions of human life. The culture of the entire human race is one, but there are different local expressions. This difference in local expressions does not mean that people of different corners of the earth have different cultures -- culture is the same, but the expressions vary. Education is a part of cultural life. Education should be free, and education must be based on universalism." (PNS-9, p.45)

1 comment:

  1. Namaskar !

    Dada Bhaskarananda's quotation was refering to a "universal
    sentiment", and saying that "Shrii P.R. Sarkar gave [it] a beautiful new name - Neohumanism".

    Well, is there not a remarkable difference between the sentiment and the philosophy of Neo-humanism?

    Baba even tells us that a person may follow a spiritual capitalist approach - but that, just before attaining the supreme stance, that person will feel the sentiment of universal love.

    So that the neo-humanist sentiment in inescapable when one is reaching moksa.

    And have not some persons attained this supreme stance before ?

    I mean: neo-humanist sentiment is not something new in human history. But this qualification, "neo-humanist", associated with the new philosophy that Baba gave, is.

    So, it seems clear to me that Bhaskarananda´s quotation is not saying that the philosophy of NH already existed in history, and that Baba just gave it this name, "Neo-humanism". Dada is talking - at least in this part - about a sentiment, not about a philosophy.

    So it seems to me that there is no error in this.

    Namaskar !



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