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Mahaprayan of a Devotee

Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2006 14:22:02 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: Mahaprayan...

                      == MAHAPRAYAN OF A DEVOTEE ==
It is with a heavy heart that I convey the news to you that today, Sunday
17 Dec, at 2.30pm, our margii sister Somideviamma had her Mahaprayan. She
breathed her last breath in her residence at Siripuram nearby Andhra
University of Visakhapatnam.

In the wake of her Mahaprayan, she is survived by her only son, Visvanath,
daughter-in-law law, Rajyalaxmi, grandson, Bhuvanesh, & granddaughter,
Didi Somideviamma was one of the most loving devotees of Ba'ba'. Many may
be aware that He graced her by staying in her house in 1979 for three days
during  DMC in Visakhapatnam. That was one beautiful occasion.
In addition to being a great devotee, Somideviamma Didi was a lecturing
professor-- highly unusual for a sister of her day. In that sense, she was
a pioneer in two respects: As a devotee of the Lord and as a professional.

Didi Somideviamma used her skills to translate Ba'ba's discourses on water
conservation & other PROUT topics from English into Telugu. Plus Didiji
helped regularly with so many PU publications-- always translating them
into Telugu.

She was also a source of great inspiration to here family and those around
her. Her son got Vishvanathji married as per Revolutionary Marriage (RM)
with Rajyalaxmididi of Ernakulam. Today The whole family is dedicated for
Anandamarga ideology. So Didi Somideviamma's contribution to the Marga is
quite immeasurable.                                    

Towards the last part of her life, prior to her Mahaprayan, she suffered
from acute asthma & she remained bedridden for two years. Rajyalaxmididi
served her & provided the best medical care. But in the end due to her old
age, Didi Somideviamma expired.     
When the news of her mahaprayan'a spread, the local margiis rushed to her
residence. The dead body was kept on ice for her relatives & her near &
dear ones. Since her mahaprayan occurred on Sunday, margiis conducted
weekly Dharmacakra there. It was finally decided to dispose of the dead
body on 19th Dec at 8 am. The cremation will be done as per Caryacarya part-1.
The shraddha function will be observed as per Ba'ba's system on the day to
be fixed according to the decision of margiis & local DS.

Lastly, at this sorrowful occasion of her mahaprayan, we will request
Ba'ba' to accept her in His divine lap on this shraddha day after
performing Akhanda Kiirtana for 3 hours.


Bhukti Pradhan, Vishakapatnam

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

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

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

Supporters of Margiis

Date: 23 Jul 2006 23:47:52 To: AM-GLOBAL From: "Pandit_Sudhakar" Subject: Supporters of Margiis Baba "Andh tamasa' sariya' giya'che, Arun' prabha't, ha'se... " (PS# 2340) Purport: O' humanity, by His grace the crimson red dawn is smiling. The cimmerian darkness has vanished; it has disappeared completely. Today human society is getting awakened. Everyone's heart is getting exalted by His grace. His eternal love is spreading in each and every mind. By His grace I feel in my heart that everyone is mine-- no one is alien. All are close-- all are my own. Indeed this entire expressed and unexpressed universe, mobile and immobile, animals and plants, all living beings, everyone is my own. I feel I have a close, personal relation with everyone. All are my own family members. Within everyone I searched my beloved Baba. He is hiding and residing within all. In the remote corner of my mind, His love is saturating. His attraction is so great that it is not possible for me to keep myself separate from Him. By His grace I have only one desire: To merge into Him. The crimson dawn has reached. The staticity of darkness is evaporating away by His grace...
Namaskar, At this very moment one of the cowardly factions is howling and crying out loud-- pathetically wailing that 'If we move an inch and try to grab the power we will be ruined'. So in their duplicitous manner this faction has simultaneously began plotting, 'Let us coax the margiis to step into the line of fire for us so that we can become Kings'. This is pitiful thinking of the "leaders" of one faction. And side by side these same clan chiefs are scattering all about-- desperately running for cover. Top of all, however, in their lives such crude leaders never did one dharmic deed for margii rights etc. Rather in this regard they are veritable culprits and against margiis. Ironically, now in their extreme fear they are trying to push margiis toward the "hatchet" that is terrorising them. They are trying to coax margiis to fight their groupist battle. Who are these cowards? Why are they running scared? Where are they taking cover? What is their fear? All this and more is discussed below as we investigate this recent phenomenon: How in their frightened state the "top dogs" of EC are scurrying hither and thither with tail between their legs, hoping that someone will save them and deliver their selfish agenda-- i.e. the top chairs-- to their doorstep. This is the humiliating state of affairs nowadays with EC, the so-called "Effecting Change" group. About this, all are encouraged to write in with their observations and news.
Now the EC leaders are hypocritically posing as being the true allies of margiis, but this is nothing but their smokescreen. That is why no intelligent margii is befooled. Of course the heinous B group clan was surely the first to wage a war against margiis. Who can forget how Sarvatmananda & Co victimised innocent margiis, butchered the original BP manual, distorted Baba's famed discourse about margii rights, and made the ACB into a puppet board. All this nonsense Sarvatmanandji and his B group did. And thereafter Rudranandji and his H group empire completed the chaos by shutting the mouths of margiis and silently threatening any who came forward. So both B and H chieftains have a long history of harshly kicking our innocent margii brothers and sisters. And now, in the wake of all that, in their extreme fear the EC team is trying to pose as being the great benefactors of margiis. When in fact they themselves were the dark messengers of all the wicked deeds which those B and H leaders did against margiis. Those days when those cowardly EC Dadas were the footstools of Sarvatmananda and Rudrananda, then they did not give a damn about margiis. Never did they so much as lift a finger to help margiis. Not when the Bhukti Pradhan position was destroyed, not when the ACB was kidnapped, not when margiis were getting shunned for trying to stand up for ideology. It none of these situations did these EC Dadas help-- rather they did more harm. And still their inner heart's feeling towards margiis is no different. Only now these EC cowards see their defeat on the near horizon so they are hypocritically trying to be "the supporters of margiis" in hopes that they can get margiis to fight their war. But again no balanced margii is getting duped by EC's pathetic approach. All remember well the various pranks and injustices EC Dadas did in the past and continue to do at present.
So what is it that has EC shaking so badly in their pants-- what has them so terrified. After all, they just recently jumped onto the scene in an attempt to grab the top posts. So then why have they suddenly fallen from their perch. Why are they now running and scattering in every direction imaginable. Let us take a look at what has spooked them: - Firstly, they have all lost their nerve seeing their EC chief Citkrsnananda get charge-sheeted by acting GS Dada, who is in Rudrananda's pocket. This made every EC member squirm and wiggle. Because these EC cronies are just a bunch of cowards who spent their whole career kissing the feet of either Sarvatmananda or Rudrananda so that they (EC Dadas) could get some cozy chair. And now to lose all that and get charge-sheeted is too much for these EC cronies. That is to strong a reality for them to imagine-- for them to endure. So that is one reason why they are terrified and seeking cover in the trees etc. - The next thing is that in a blink of an eye Rudrananda had four EC leaders, i.e. Vandananandaji, Citkrsnanandaji, Dishuddhanandaji, and Parameshvaranandaji, unceremoniously removed from Governing Body. In a matter of seconds they were all gone-- finished. So once again, by witnessing this the EC fairies see all their selfish dreams get crushed to dust. Because for their whole life they have been living to get the post, and then in an instant it is all gone. That is why the EC fairies are scared to put their front foot forward. They are terrified. - Then of course inside their hearts these EC people know that everything they got in this life was attained by unseemly means: Their posts in the past as well as their slots on the Purodha Board. Everyone remembers well the underhanded events which occurred in 2004 that led to the formation of the Purodha Board. It was totally unconstitutional. Because those days EC members were allied with Rudrananda and Rudrananda manipulated the whole thing-- the whole election. And that time in 2004 the EC cronies gladly accepted Rudrananda's unholy gift and took up their places on the Purodha Board. That is how Cidananda & Parmeshvarananda etc got on the Purodha Board-- through a false election. But that type of crude cheating does not give any strength. Such fakes are not real Purodhas and not real dharmikas. So they do not have any inner strength or courage. That is another cause of the terrible fear these days. - And in general the EC clan of Dadas are scared because the bully Rudrananda is terrorising and threatening them in all kinds of ways. And either they have gotten beaten up or they are fearful of getting beaten up. That is another reason why they are trembling with fear. - Plus the EC camp does not have any supporters; they do not have any bonafide cadres. Because no one feels inspired to follow a bunch of cowards. In contrast, as evil as he may be, but Rudrananda has a whole pile of cadres who are ready to march to the end of the earth for him. Means Rudrananda's cadres are ready to tear the ears off of the lame ducks of the EC group. This is yet another scary thought for the EC group. So with all these things staring them in the face, the EC team is totally frightened and unable to do much. They think if they go against Rudrananda then they will be expelled and tossed aside in a matter of minutes. They will be beaten to a bloody pulp. That is why the EC cowards suddenly came up with the "bright idea" of encouraging the margiis to fight for them. Because still these EC hypocrites have a selfish desire to get the post but they do not have the courage to fight for it. So in their hypocrisy they are hope to trick the margiis to do their work for them and toward that end the EC team is putting forth all kinds of false logic and meagre justifications.
So all that is going on which is making the EC Dadas totally fearful. And then perhaps the most rattling event of all is that their chosen hero and selected general became totally stricken with fear and has opted to leave the country. Specifically, Vandana'nandji is running from the scene and jumping on a plane tomorrow-- July 24th-- and going to Singapore. So this is another scary turnaround for the EC bunch. Because all along they were counting on Vandana'nandji to provide the firepower for their rise to power. He was the so-called courageous one in EC who could stand up to Rudrananda-- or so they thought. Now however it has been exposed and revealed that Vandana'nandji is nothing but a dud-- an impotent cheese-ball. He has not an ounce of courage. That is why Vandana'nandji is relocating and escaping from the scene. So from top to bottom the EC faction is nothing but one hapless crowd.
Surely the history of these EC creatures is known to all. They were dragged up from their otherwise lowly stature by Rudrananda when Rudrananda wanted a few more tools to round out his arsenal. So from the get-go these EC weaklings were a bunch of cowardly tools, without any backbone. Rudrananda gave them their chance in life. And then on one fine morning EC cronies got the idea to get some more power. And that is when their clash with Rudranandji started. And ever since then Rudrananda has been washing the floors groupist office with the back-sides of the EC leaders. Because these EC folks are totally spineless, just mere eunuchs. So they are born cowards who are greedy for the chair-- yet too timid and fearful to grab the power.
Here Baba directly tells us that only those who are dedicated to Him and are committed to the ideology are truly courageous. Only they can stand up to adversity.
Nindantu niitinipun'ah...
Baba says, "What am I going to do regarding the mission of life? If logicians and philosophers condemn me, saying, 'That is a very bad man,' let them say this. Or if, due to my movement towards my goal, a certain portion of society appreciates my action, let them appreciate it - it won't affect me. I won't be assailed by such appreciations. And if, due to my action, Laks'mii-- the mythological goddess of wealth-- comes and resides in my house, it is good. If Laks'mii says, 'No, I will quit you forever, I won't remain with you.' That is, you will have to suffer from poverty. Then Let Laks'mii quit my house. And if, due to my course of action, due to my ideology, Pluto, that is, the god of death, comes and says, 'I'll take you,' let Pluto do it! I don't care! Or if, due to my course of action, due to my ideology, I am forced to live here for an indefinite period, I am ready to live here. You know life becomes boring if one lives for a long period, but I am ready to undergo that boredom, that monotony, for the sake of my ideology." (AV-12) In His above teaching Baba clearly guides us that by adhering to the AM adarsha then one naturally develops the courage and boldness to stand up for what is right-- for what is dharmic. Whereas if one is just involved in their own selfish planning and agenda, they will be scared of their own shadow, totally unable to do anything in this world. Such is the case with the EC faction-- otherwise what can be the cause of their continued cowardice mentality. Why else are EC leaders on the run with tail tucked between their legs.
So devoid of having any courage at all, the EC chieftains are trying to dupe the margiis into standing up for them-- so that EC cronies themselves can get the top chair. And part and parcel of EC's hypocritical plan is to try to convince margiis that in return EC supports them fully. But that is just a bunch of hot air and hypocritical garble. Because, as stated several paragraphs above, the EC is not at all concerned with margii rights. Otherwise for years they would have tried to give margiis a real voice in the organisation. For example they would have tried to repair the BP system which they themselves destroyed-- at the order of Sarvatmanandji. And they would have tried to give margiis a voice by trying to bring respectability back to the ACB etc. All sorts of dharmic works EC could be involved in to help margiis. But there was never anything done by them-- never. And still today EC is not doing anything for the cause of margii rights. Just EC hypocrites give lip service to such things. And the worst part is that such EC generals have no shame for the fact that for years they carried out Sarvatmananda's and Rudrananda's every order to close the mouths of margiis. They have no repentance for that. Proof being that now such EC leaders approach margiis without the least bit remorse and try to manipulate margiis into fighting their battle for them-- so that EC can become kings by the spilling of margii blood. That is why only two or three stupid and obtuse margiis are supporting the EC cronies, otherwise everyone else understands well that EC chiefs are nothing but bunch of cowardly hypocrites. And that is why at this very moment the EC leaders are running scared-- giving up entirely in the face of a little pressure. Because, devoid of dharma, they have not one iota of courage to stand up and fight their own selfish battle.
So this is yet another saga of the ongoing group fight for post and position in our AMPS. Where one or another faction is spitting on ethics, morality, and dharma and instead hoping to grab the chair by crooked means. This is the selfish agenda of all the groups-- including EC. However, no margii or field worker should feel frustrated and think that AMPS is destined to be ruled by groupism forever. It is not like that. Because a sweet momentum is on the rise. Around the globe margiis and field workers are taking up the cause of dharma-- of ideology. Margiis are studying and following AM adarsha and they are proclaiming that everyone must follow Baba. They are dharmically demanding that AMPS must adhere to His teachings. And this momentum is spreading and growing fast. Soon a great tide will come and these very margiis and sincere field workers will be the catalysts for great change in AM society. That is sure and side by side cowardly fakes like EC will fade into the oblivion. As there is no room in this universe for hypocrites and cowards. The world is for the brave-- for those who support dharma.
By Baba's divine grace and compassion the day of peace and dharma in AM is coming soon. Baba says, "You too should keep moving forward, and you will also attain victory after victory-- there is no doubt about it. Therefore continue your efforts tirelessly, do your duty and you will be surely crowned with success." (SS-18, p. 14) Namaskar, Sudhakar
*************************************************** Monkey Dictionary
Baba says, "The most developed species of monkey has a vocabulary of about 800 words. The most undeveloped human beings living in certain forests have a vocabulary of about 950 words. Thus, the undeveloped humans have only a slightly larger vocabulary than the most developed monkeys. The most developed species of monkey is the 'ulluka' in Sam'skrta (red-faced apes) which have a larger vocabulary than other species of ape. Each of their words, such as 'kieun', 'kiawn', `kwee', etc., has a different meaning. But no one has yet taken the trouble to compile a dictionary for them." (AV-8, p. 10-11)

About One's Liking... Part II

Date: Sat, 22 Jul 2006 23:47:03 +0530 To: Subject: About One's Liking... Part II From: Manomohan Sanyal Baba "Ta'i bhavi mane toma'ri smaran'e, path cale ja'i toma'ri sharan'e, A'ma'ra boliya ya' bha'vito hiya', ta' nahe a'ma'r bujhi ja'garan'e..." (PS 715) Purport: Baba, due to my extreme vanity and ignorance, in my heart I was thinking that everything-- all my material possessions like money, wealth, post, position, might, and strength-- is really mine and that they will remain with me up to eternity. In this way I was deluded. But By Your grace You have blessed me with samvit* and an awakening has come. Today I have realised that al those worldly things are transitory: They are not mine. They do not belong to me permanently. Rather I have come alone onto this dusty earth and one day I will depart this earth and will have to leave everything behind. Baba in this universe nothing is mine except You. O' Lord, You have given me the gift of bhakti and with the devotional mind I can understand that You-- and only You-- are mine. Because of this I am always singing Your divine glory and I am always engaged in the depths of Your ideation. in my heart I feel that You are everything. Every moment I follow Your path and ultimately by Your grace I surrender at Your alter-- O' my Lord. Baba Your liila of Yours is unfathomable: It is full of diversity. On the one side all the organs of my existence are engaged in negative engagements and crude dealings. That voice is drowned in its own arrogance and makes utterances filled with its own ego and audacity; and the eye is glued to its own feeling of superiority and vanity. With this vain outlook, there is disdain and disgust for others. All these negative features rampant. And then on the other side these organs do all kinds of positive works and dharmic pursuits. They engage in shravan, manan, niddhidhyasana*, dhyana, japa, dharana, kiirtan, and puja etc. Baba in this liila of Yours all these negative and positive activities are happening right in front of Your very eyes. You can see it all happening before You. Baba, my mind is wild. I do not have the necessary strength to control it and therefore ask for Your mercy and surrender at Your lotus feet. By the shadow of Your infinite grace, by Your divine compassion, by Your sweet ideation, by doing kiirtan and sadhana etc, I can control that wild mind which is running under the intoxication of maya. Baba, by Your grace I can keep that wild mind cool, calm, and quiet-- pointed towards Your divine Self. Baba, You are my ultimate shelter; I surrender at Your lotus feet... ASTERISK NOTES (*): *Samvit: Baba says, "The popular meaning of sam'vit shakti is "awareness"-- awakening from slumber. With the help of sam'vit shakti, unit beings become aware of their existence. They realise that they are the crown of creation, the most evolved beings whose goal is to attain the supreme rank and dispel the darkness of the avaran'ii shakti of avidyamaya." (APH-4) *Shravan, Manan, & Niddhidhyasana: Here below Baba explains the special import of these three devotional practices. Baba says, "To attain Him human beings have to take recourse to shravana (constantly hearing His name), manana (constantly ideating on Him) and nididya'sana (constantly meditating on Him)." (TK-3)
Eds Note: Here is part 1 on this topic:
Namaskar, In this grand expressed universe, there are so many beings of all shapes and sizes who do so many things. Everyone has their own liking and disliking. Everyone has their own preferences and distastes. This is the natural pattern of this worldly existence. And side by side people put immense emphasis on the fact that such and such engagement or activity is enjoyable whereas another is not. In this way so many judgements are cast about various pursuits. Some like reading whereas others like videos; some like kiirtan whereas others like VSS camps; some like having chapati & subjii (vegetables) whereas others like going to McDonalds; some like sadhana whereas others like bowling. Like this people have their own preference and liking. And accordingly they will sing the glories and treasures of their favourite items and vehemently cry out about those things which they despise. This is the way of the world.
And the peculiar thing is that people never stop to think that it is they who are the cause of their liking or disliking-- not the activity itself. They do not realise that it is their own mind which is the reason behind their enjoyment of a particular activity or not.
Mano karoti....
Baba says, "It is the human mind which is the cause of bondage or liberation. If the mind is in bondage, the person is also in bondage. Similarly, if the mind is liberated the person is also liberated. After all, it is the human mind which engages in auspicious actions." (NHNS-1) Here the point is that one's preferences in this world are first and foremost based on the quality or status of their own mind. A crude mind will like crude activities whereas a subtle mind will like subtle activities. Everyone's standard is different and accordingly they find physical engagements or psychic pursuits that are pleasing and appealing to them. Yet all the while they think that activity itself is great or bad when the reality is that it is their mind which has a particular sort of attraction and liking, or not. And one other point is that since the mind is always changing-- always going up or down, always contracting or expanding-- that is why people's own interests and passions change. What one likes today one may or may not like tomorrow. And what one did ten years ago what may not have the slightest interest in that activity now. So behind one's liking or disliking, one's own unit mind is the cause-- not the activity itself.
And this same rule applies to sadhana as well. There are many who tell that sadhana is boring and dry and that they prefer to do something else with their time-- like computer games or running etc. Should we therefore put the blame on sadhana. Of course not. Because we know well that there are many others who sing about the sweet ecstasy and divine enchantment of sadhana. So it is just a matter of the quality of one's own mind. Here-- with regards to the intuitional practice of sadhana-- the key point to remember is that it is the most subtle of pursuits for the human mind. Why? Because Parama Purusa is that most subtle Entity. And the whole practice of sadhana is based on the aim of getting Him. So to engage in that endeavour of sadhana one needs a subtle mind. This every sadhaka knows.
However for the common people the whole thing-- the whole pursuit of sadhana-- is just a mystery. But one way of explaining it is as follows: If in the science lab one tries to see bacteria with the naked eye then one will quickly become bored and frustrated. Because bacteria are too small to be seen by the human eye. Rather a microscope is needed to see that bacteria. So with the help of that microscope one can deeply engage in experiments with those bacteria etc. And one can make all sorts of observations. Then looking at that bacteria will be interesting and captivating-- all because one has a microscope to see.
Similarly to see Parama Purusa it needs the help of a refined mind-- pointed intellect and devotional longing. Otherwise sadhana will be boring and one will prefer to do something else. So it is not the activity of sadhana that is the problem per se-- just one needs a proper instrument to engage in that art of meditation. Here one has to remember that trying to do sadhana is itself the best practice for really doing sadhana. It is one's attempt in sadhana that allows the mind to become a proper tool for practicing sadhana and diving into that supreme bliss. That is why Baba encourages and guides us in countless ways to regularly do our sadhana and related practices. Because by this way the mind will become more and more subtle and eventually one will gain success. Here in full colour Baba Himself explains this endeavour. Baba says, "The Supreme entity is durdasha. In the case of Parama Brahma human beings cannot see Him as easily as they can see the external objects with help of their eyes because He is 'Oran'niiyan mahato mahiiya'n'. That is, He is smaller than the smallest, yet greater than the great. To see subtle molecules and atoms one requires the help of scientific instruments. Just as one requires an intellectual and scientific vision to conceive of atoms, one needs a spiritual vision to know the Supreme Entity. To attain Him human beings have to take recourse to shravana (constant hearing), manana (constant ideation) and nididya'sana (constant meditation). The Supreme Entity is Gurha, that is, He is lying hidden in the innermost recess of the human entity. To attain Him one must penetrate deep within oneself, and for that the development of an introversial outlook is essential an extroversial outlook will be no assistance. What we call inanimate matter with our extroversial vision is actually a conscious entity if analysed with an integral outlook." (TK-3)
So by practicing sadhana and engaging in subtle pursuits then one will develop that desire and capacity to more deeply dive into the sweetness sadhana-- true meditation. Then the mind will be subtle enough for that divine exchange which occurs in the intuitional practice of sadhana. This is Baba's explicit guideline in so many discourses. So none should think that meditation is permanently beyond their grasp or out of their reach etc. And one should not fall into the delusion that true sadhana does not really exist. One should not give up in this way. We can think of it this way: A human being can contemplate so many things which an animal cannot. Similarly what a spiritually elevated soul can perceive and meditate on subtleties which an ordinary human cannot. So one's duty as a sadhakas is to make the mind more and more refined so that it can easily and smoothly drift into that subtle, blissful world of sadhana.
Here Baba guides us that He lies within an that it is human dharma to attain Him. And by His grace all will get success in this mission-- all will experience that eternal bliss of Parama Purusa. This is His expressed guarantee.
"Tilesu Taelam dadhineva Sarpih".
Baba says, "He is there in you as the oil is in the oilseed. Crush the seed through Sa'dhana' and you get the oil. Separate the mind from Cognition or Consciousness; and see that His resplendence lightens up your whole inner being. He is like butter in curd ; churn it and He will appear from within. Churn your mind through Sa'dhana' and Parama Purus'a will appear like butter from curd. He is like a subterranean river in you. Remove the sands of mind and you will find the clear and cool waters within." "Thus it will be seen that for all creatures there is only one desideratum and it is Parama Purus'a. Move inward and you will attain Him-- What will you say to Parama Purus'a then ? What should be your prayer ? It should be "O Lord, lead me on the correct path. Let not my intellect be distracted from the path of Truth." You are all the children of Parama Purus'a. You will certainly attain Him. You will not deviate from the path of Truth. To attain Him is your birthright. The meaning of Ga'yatrii chhanda is this-- 'O Lord of this resplendent light that pervades all, let not my mind, my intellect, deviate from truth. Show me the way. Lead me on the correct path. I meditate on thy Divine Effulgence so that my intellect is guided towards You'." (SS-19, 'Salvation & Devotion') Namaskar, Manomohan Eds Note: Here below is the link to part 1 of this topic:

About One's Liking...

Date: Sat, 08 Jul 2006 22:59:03 +0530 To: Subject: About One's Liking... From: Manomohan Sanyal Baba "He Prabhu, toma'r liila', bolo ke bujhibe..." (PS 1524) Purport: O' Prabhu, O' Baba, please tell me who can understand Your divine liila. It is beyond human conception and perception. Baba, You are ava'unmanasogocara*-- You are beyond the scope of the sensory organs, words, and mind. Baba in trying to understand You, one's intellect will be defeated each and every step. With their own mind no one can explain this divine liila of Yours. Baba, in this world so many things happen: The great cosmos swirls through space; meteors shoot across the sky; stars form into constellations; animate and inanimate entities come into existence; and days and nights come and go. Baba, I do not know the answer why*. And why the earth and sun exist, that also I do not know. To get all these answers, to know "why", who can tell. Baba, the more I know the more I realise that I am ignorant-- that I do not know. The more I know the more I realise that there are entire worlds of things that I do not know*. And not only that but what little I do know, that will one day disappear. Baba, why do living beings come and why do living beings go. That also I cannot answer. Baba, by Your divine grace, this entire world is full of magnificent beauty and charming flow. But which direction it goes, that also I do not know. Baba this liila is beyond human understanding. Baba, if You do not shower Your grace by telling the answer then who will tell. Baba, only You are the home of all knowledge and truth. Baba, please be gracious and do not remain beyond my conception and perception. Please reside eternally in my heart... ASTERISK NOTES (*): * Ava'unmanasogocara: Here Baba gives a very clear explanation of this Sanskrit phrase. Baba says, "Parama Purus'a is beyond the scope of word and thought--ava'unmanasogocara." (SS-9) By this we can understand that Parama Purusa lies beyond the realm of the 10 indriyas and above the unit mind. Indeed one cannot get Him with their sensory organs. Nor can one get Him with their intellect, nor by thinking; in trying to get Him that way the mind gets suspended. Only by His grace when the mind is fully concentrated can it reach up to Him and in that case the mind has left its home and gone beyond its boundaries and reached to the abode of Parama Purusa. * Ta'ha' kichu na' ja'ni: This phrase from the second stanza of the song indicates that the devotee does not know the answer to all these things. The sadhaka cannot explain the whys of this vast universe. * Yato ja'ni, tato na'-ja'ni: 'The more I know the more I realise that I do not know'. This circumstance is just like the frog living in the well. And while in the well they figured out all the facts and figures of the universe-- they thought they knew everything. Because they considered that small well to be the entire universe. And then one day they jumped out of that well and they realised that there were so many things that they did not know. Similarly, that is the state of the sadhaka in the above song. The more they learn the more they realise how ignorant they are. Because this universe is vast and most of the things they cannot explain.
Eds Note: After reading this letter be sure to read part 2:
Namaskar, This whole letter is deeply linked with doing sadhana and attaining Him. As we all know He is the abode of Bliss, He is that most subtle Entity, and He is the Divine One. In that case we should best understand how we can all march towards Him and get Him. And to do that one should be familiar with the inherent tendencies and status of their own mind. These below points were given to me by my family acarya and they may be helpful for others as well. Kindly write in with your thoughts and suggestions.
In this trifarious world there are so many different activities and various engagements. And about all those activities and engagements, people make so many proclamations and declarations. Some say they feel good doing this or they tell that they feel bad doing that. Some say that doing sadhana is boring and that it makes them feel sleepy whereas some say that their mind gets concentrated when they go to the movies or when they sit at the computer and do email. Some tell they feel energised when they play football and when they go hiking; and side by side they express that they get tired when they study biology or read philosophy. Some say they are at their best when they sing kiirtan and others say they like going to the market and gossiping with the people all day long etc. In this way people have so many interests and disinterests-- so many likings and dislikings. So the question is, how does it all work; why does a person like one type of activity and not another. Why is one activity exhilarating for one person and why is it boring for another.
In our Ananda Marga scriptures it is well described in countless places how human existence is the movement from animality to divinity. This everyone knows and in our practical experiences we can see this happening-- both with ourselves and with others. Baba says, "As a created being, everybody in the universe by birth is a pashu, an animal. But the standard of beings is to be exalted towards divinity, towards godliness. A pashu, that is, an animal, becomes man, man becomes god. This process, the process of exaltation, the process of upliftment, from animality to godliness, is your sa'dhana'." (AV-1, 'From Animality to Divinity') So to one degree or another, all are on the march from animality to divinity. This Baba describes above. Some may be moving quickly some slowly-- but all are moving. And the key point behind it all is that each and every human being is at their own psychic stature. Some are closer towards animality and some are closer to divinity. It all depends on the quality or standard of their mind. So there are various stages of mind and not only that but this mind is ever-changing. It is not static. So there are two points: The first is that everyone has their own radius to the Cosmic Nucleus-- that means that everyone has their one unique mental make-up. Just as no two snowflakes are exactly alike, similarly no two human beings are perfectly identical. All have their own mental characteristics and quality. And the second point is that one's mental standard is ever-changing. Each and every breath one is moving either closer towards divinity-- closer to the Cosmic Nucleus, or one is moving towards animality-- away from the Supreme Hub. So everyone's mind is unique and everyone's mind is constantly undergoing change. This situation everyone in AM understands.
Now to apply this theory to the practical world, we can say this: That people like activities according to their mental standard. Here Baba gives us one clear cut example. Baba says, "Let's say an alcoholic and a sa'dhu go from Patna to Benares. The sa'dhu will join the company of other sa'dhus on some riverbank, while the alcoholic will locate some pub." (AV-3) So according to their mental standard people engage in the world. That is, those things which are on par with the state of their mind are the activities they like. As Baba explains above, an alcoholic prefers to go to the pub as that matches up with his mental tendency. That is why when he arrives at a new place he will seek out a drinking pub. Hand in hand, that same alcoholic will not like to go to the riverbank and do sadhana with the sadhus because that activity is far above his psychic standard. Doing sadhana will not be of any interest to him-- rather the alcoholic may feel bored or even frustrated by it. Why? Because it is more subtle than his crude mental framework. Similarly, the sadhu will always prefer to go to the riverbank to have the satsaunga of other sadhakas etc-- as that is on par with his psychic standard. That sadhu will not like going to the pub and being surrounded by all those alcoholics. The sadhu will find that entire scene at the pub to be quite suffocating and abhorrent. Because his mind is subtle and accustomed to refined activities like contemplation etc, whereas drinking alcohol and engaging in lewd behaviour is quite tamasik. For that reason the sadhu will not be attracted to going to the pub. Why? Because that environment is much cruder than his mental make-up. So according to their own mental status people like a particular activity or not. They neither like things that are above their standard nor below their standard. People like those engagements most which are directly on par with their psychic state-- and doing those things gives them energy and enjoyment. Those activities are suited to their psychic level; therefore they like those things. So the whole equation hinges upon one's own mental standard-- not the activity per se.
Some people operate under the misconception that such and such activity is no good because it makes them frustrated or sleepy. There are some who say this about sadhana. And then they arrive at the faulty conclusion that sadhana is not good because it make them tired etc. So they blame the activity-- they blame sadhana. But this is not correct. Because for other people-- for those who are more developed-- sadhana is quite a blissful and enchanting experience. It is full of love and His divine grace. Here the whole point is that the activity itself that is not the problem. The activity is what it is-- whether it be reading, kayaking, running, studying, or doing meditation. The activity in and of itself is not the root cause of one's boredom, interest, or frustration etc. Rather the degree of interest and level of engagement one has with that activity depends upon one's own psychic standard. Therefore it is not that sadhana makes someone sleepy. Rather it is that one's mind is not adequately advanced to properly engage in sadhana. In that case they feel bored or tired. That is the way it works. So it is not the activity that is at fault-- rather it is all dependent on one's psychic standard. That is what makes an activity blissful-- or not.
At the same time, as we have concluded above, one's mind is always moving and always changing. It is always going up or down. Therefore, no one should feel that they are stuck in the same place forever and ever. Since the human mind is always changing and evolving, human life itself is mobile. Therefore an activity one likes today one may not like tomorrow-- simply because their mind has changed. In the general society, people's mental standard does not shift all that much. It changes no doubt-- but not very much. Because they are constantly thinking upon the same static ideas, in which case there is little room for the mind to grow. Rather it may even get more crudified. Whereas those on the path of AM can undergo a huge transformation. Because invariably throughout the day one will attempt to engage in subtle pursuits like kiirtan and sadhana and that will help the mind to grow. And not only that but the more the mind does those spiritual activities the more the mind becomes adjusted to them. That is why we see that at the beginning sometimes new sadhakas struggle a lot with sadhana but then as they practice more and more their minds dive deeper and deeper into that sublime practice. Because their mental structure has changed-- it has become more subtle. So none should lose hope that sadhana is forever out of their reach. Rather through on going practice and sincere effort one will certainly become more involved in their meditation. In that case two things will happen: One will derive more bliss from their sadhana and secondly one will lose interest in those old mundane pursuits. Certainly this is something we have all seen and experienced since coming into Ananda Marga-- since moving on the path of bliss.
Again let us say that Parama Purusa is that highest and most subtle one. He is the abode of ecstatic bliss and eternal life. Theoretically every Ananda Margii accepts this truth. But in the practical sphere sadhana may not always be so easy or interesting etc. That is why from top to bottom we have to prepare ourselves for doing sadhana by taking sentient food; doing half-bath and asanas regularly; following yama and niyama; having satsaunga; doing manan (thinking of Him), shravan (singing and hearing His name), niddhidhyasana (ideating on Him). All these revolutionary practices transform the mind into a more subtle sphere. And then by His grace and by directing and channelising our minds towards Him, little by little-- or even very quickly-- the mind will get transformed such that it will be more highly attracted towards Him and have a deep desire to engage in that subtle pursuit known as sadhana.
By Baba's divine grace by following the path of AM and sadhana the mind will get more refined and subtle-- thereby allowing our existence to blossom. Baba says, "If the mind is narrow, Brahma sa'dhana' is futile....The narrowness of a unit mind in bondage is removed by the sustained effort to perform sa'dhana' at home and in the society at large. Through the all-embracing practice of sa'dhana' one will achieve the fullest expression of one's potentialities." (SS-6, 'All Shine with His effulgence') Here below is Baba's divine guarantee that we will attain Him. Baba says, "All are moving towards the nucleus of bha'gavata dharma. Everyone's individual journey ultimately terminates in Parama Purus'a. Just as the earth is moving around the sun, and the moon around the earth, similarly every individual human being is moving around Parama Purus'a. Your sa'dhana' is nothing but an attempt to reduce the distance between yourself and Parama Purus'a...Establish yourself in that dharma and your victory is assured." (AMIWL-10, 'Bhagavad Dharma') Namaskar, Manomohan
Eds Note: Having reading this letter be sure to read part 2:

Jackal Posing as a Lion

Date: 28 Apr 2006 21:16:50 -0000 From: "Pramod Dev" To: Subject: Jackal Posing as a Lion Baba "Dhu'lir dharn'iite madhurii d'ha'lite tumi esecho a'jike..." - P.S. 3383 Purport: Baba, by Your divine grace You have advented today to inundate this dusty earth with the sweetness Your divinity. Baba, You have come to give the balm of soothing nectar to those grief-stricken people who are crying in agony. And by Your grace You console them by telling: 'Don't worry I am with You; I will remove all your sufferings'. Baba, You have come to grant the power of speech to those who are mute and dumb. By that way, thinking of You, they can rise up and fight against disparities, injustices and exploitation. Baba, by Your grace for all these reasons You have come. Baba, for all those who were lagging behind; for those downtrodden people who do not get any respect; and for those most neglected souls who lost everything and have no money nor social prestige; for them, You have broken the jail of cimmerian darkness and staticity of their life. Baba, by Your grace You have smashed all those negative social bondages that were keeping these helpless people suppressed. Baba, by Your divine grace You have brought peace and effulgence into their lives. Baba, with Your divine love and attraction, You tenderly pull everyone close to You and bless one and all. Baba, You have wiped away the differences of rich and poor, high and low, and touchable and untouchable. And by Your grace You have lovingly brought all types of people together and joined them with one beautiful thread. Baba, today You have advented Yourself on this trouble-torn earth to grace everyone. Baba, those who were suffering from hopelessness and those who were submerged in cimmerian darkness, for them You have advented today. And in the shyness of their newly found joy, all these people have accepted You as their Goal. They have accepted You as their everything and surrendered at Your alter. The entire creation has gotten blessed by Your divine effulgence. In a very happy and exalted state, everyone has begun moving ahead, joyfully. Baba, with Your divine love and compassion You have come on this dusty earth to bless everyone. You are grace personified...
Namaskar, Just recently the power-seeking EC (Effecting Change) camp held their weekend confernece and global meeting in Maharashtra. This below letter is based on the outcomes and resolutions of their gathering.
We have now entered the era where all kinds of walks of life are coming forward with a loud trumpet-bugle and a big blow of the horn to publicly announce that they are 'the great dharmikas' and they have come to 'save the day'. To attract the masses, such opportunists, like the EC (Effecting Change) camp and various ACB members, boldly proclaim that from today they are not going to tolerate any groupist dealings: Everything must be "ideological". This type of flowery talk they give. As if all the atrocities of groupism started just now-- just today. When in fact all the dirty injustices of extreme factionalism have been rampant since 1990. And what these EC fellows fail to say, what they are unable to hide is that they themselves are the very ones who for years and years were the hands and feet of those various group leaders. Such EC cronies themselves for years and years meekly kissed up to the factional powers in order to get a piece of the pie, i.e. post. But now that the tables have turned-- i.e. now that the reputation of those group leaders is like mud-- these EC opportunist types have switched their side and are now suddenly posing as the kings of dharma and making high assertions like "no more groupism" and "ideology is tops". These have become the fashion phrases of the day for such type of opportunists.
A few sadhakas may be naively thinking that those EC puppets really underwent a dramatic change within and now they are really the flagbearers of justice and nobility etc. But here Baba cautions us about such chameleons like EC who constantly shift their position for their own political gain. Such persons do not undergo a real reversal inside. Their heart does not change so easily, just their political strategy switches. This is Baba's warning. Baba says, "There may be some people who will consider this change of sentimental strategy to be a natural process of evolution, but in fact it is not evolution but a metamorphosis of strategy. Evolution does not take place so quickly nor so easily." (NH-LOI: Disc 10)
Amidst all this scheming, one of the main circumstances is that at present in our Marga there is a switchover going on. There is an opening at the top of the structural pyramid. A time of change is in the air and a big transition is happening: The old ideas of groupism etc are being thrown out by the common people-- by margiis around the globe. So now a variety of opportunists like EC are colouring themselves differently and vying to fill the gap to grab the power. Here Baba is warning us about this very circumstance. Baba says, "There is an ideological vacuum... it will be filled up in a short time. This vacuum has to be immediately filled with a strong guiding and controlling force. You should fill it with your intellectuo-intuitional strength. If you sit idle some other demonic non-spiritual theories can become active and occupy that vacuum." (PNS-18) So in His above teaching, Baba is warning us that if dedicated margiis do not come forward then another factional tribe will fill that spot. Previously there was the switchover from B to H, from Sarvatmananda to Rudrananda. And now, if we are not careful, the EC bandits-- who are really nothing more than the puppets of Sarvatmananda-- will converge on scene. Indeed already they are doing so.
To gain momentum and garner support for their groupist ploy, the EC Parade took a holiday out to a delightful hill station. That is, last weekend (April 21-23) they had their premier get together in picturesque Lonavla-- situated about 60 km from Pune (110 km from Mumbai on the Mumbai-Pune Highway). In total they had around 90 attendees from 7 states of India, plus a couple overseas were also present. As you might have guessed, at their fancy retreat site they sat at round tables, ate tasty treats, and made their grand plan to revolutionize AM, placing themselves at the top, posing as being the great benefactors of all. And in their grandios manner they delivered their sermon of dharma:
"The appeal is being made to all WTs and margiis that they should develop moral courage to stand for the ideological values." (Point #6 of the recent EC Resolutions)
Here above the top dogs of the EC forum like Dr. Jitendra Singh are placing a call to everyone: All should follow in EC's courageous footsteps and follow dharma. So see their haughtiness and arrogance-- when in actuality their proclamation about dharma is nothing but a farce. Because all are aware that for years and years to keep his image high and mighty Dr. Jitendra Singh was a goody-goody lackey for Sarvatmanandji and Rudranandji. Those days Dr. Jitendra Singh did not make a peep about any injustice. He was aware that BP rights were being dismantled and scriptural distortions were being executed etc, but for those entire 16 years the 'great dharmika' Dr. Jitendra Singh was as well-behaved and quiet as a mouse-- he kept mum out of fear that he would lose his chair and respect. But now-- suddenly-- when the winds have changed, the EC cronies led by Dr. Jitendra Singh, among others, are standing on their mountain of fake courage and proudly espousing the glories of dharma and boldly condemning the evils of groupism. Now that it is in vogue to speak like this. But about their own black history of the past 16 years, they keep absolutely mum-- secretly hoping that no one is looking. Indeed they do not express one iota of repentance about that.
There are at minimum two more sub-plots from the recent EC gathering in beautiful Lonavla. 1. To make it look like they have lots of followers and supporters etc, they made a blanket invitation to everyone to 'Come and Enjoy'. And not only that, Dr. Jitendra Singh-- rented out comfy guest hotel suites for all attendees and he paid 100% of everyone's food and lodging. So just as various crooked politicians and conniving capitalists do this very trick to make a show of support, similarly the EC team borrowed this page from their playbook. And they paid for everyone to boost their following. At the same time no should get befooled and think that Dr. Jitendra Singh is generous in the wallet-- never. Because with his overseas millions and Australian bank accounts etc, for him to spend a few Indian rupees for hotels and food is a paltry amount for him. So he did it-- all to enhance his prestige etc. 2. The second point of note is that at the culmination of this holiday retreat, EC unveiled their sporty new name: 'EPC', meaning 'Effecting Progressive Change'. So either they were not progressive earlier or now they are attempting to befool others that they have become progressive. Anyway it is all for show-- what more need to be said.
While their list of resolutions is somewhat long-- 21 points total-- the whole thing reads as if EC, excuse me E-P-C, is already the embodiment of dharma and everyone else needs to catch up to their great pace. But all along they were the yes-men and foot soldiers to so many groupist injustices. And by following the orders of Sarvatmanandji or Rudranandji, they would shut the mouth of any margii who tried to oppose those wrong-doings. In this horrendous way, these EC scoundrels victimised so many innocent margiis. And still today they are not coming forward to admit their mistake. Another outcome of their EC conference is that they have opted to hold these holiday meetings 3-4 times a year; AND, they plan to send their resolutions to the Purodha Board and have a sitting with them about the resolutions in the future. But anyone with any sense knows full well that it will be a cold day in hell before the Purodha Board sits down with EPC t o discuss their resolutions. That means it will never happen; just EPC is living in their dreamland. By reviewing this entire matter it becomes more and more evident that the EPC people are nothing but a bunch of jackals posing as lions. They have not an ounce of courage or bravery inside. Just they are howling political opportunists.
Here is Baba's strict warning about EC / EPC type of people. Baba says, "Those who are intentionally misleading common people should be exposed so that they do not get any further scope to exploit the innocent masses." (PNS-15) Thus everyone should be alert; we must not allow any in AM to get duped by the false glory of the EC or EPC or whatever they claim themselves to be. Because, after all, the so-called leaders of the EC are nothing but the pawns of Sarvatmanandji in the wrestling match against the crooked Rudrananda. All are just hungry for power. There is nothing ideological in their dealing.
By Baba's divine grace those who truly follow His guidelines are the real benefactors of society-- and they alone will lead the humanity ahead. Baba says, "Those who move along this path [of true spirituality] make their lives glorious and effulgent, and their sweet radiance illumines and glorifies all other minds in this harmonious universe...On these people alone can all of humanity rely. Their victory is assured." (NH-LOI, Disc 2) Namaskar, Pramod
The EC / EPC faction ridiculously thinks that by collecting all the various groupist camps and making one big pow-wow gathering then unity will be achieved. This is their deluded vision. Here Baba guides us that when the dogmatic religions of groups get together then they cannot create unity. Baba says, Question: "How far is the unification of all religions possible?" "Answer: The question of the unification of religions does not arise." (TK-1, Q & A #49) So just as bringing all the dogmatic religions under one roof will not lead to the establishment of unity or dharma, similarly bringing all the poisonous groups together will not have a righteous outcome. Unity cannot be achieve in this way. It is just like if one were to bring patients together who are suffering from various diseases like AIDS, Cancer, Syphilis, Tuberculosis, Malaria. Then exposing those sick patients to each other will not cure them. That will not make them disease-free. Rather they will get more sick and suffer from new infections and ultimately die a horrible death. Likewise bringing together all the groupist factions will not bring any positive result--it will just lead to more groupism and more splintering. The diseases of groupism will multiply. So this is yet another ludicrous assessment by the EC. Ultimately by seeing their stated resolutions perhaps we should just say that EC stands for 'Endless Chaos'-- nothing more. Their faulty ways will never bring any positive result. Only more and more groupism.
************************************************* Origin of Polo
Baba says, "The well-known modern game of polo originated in Manipur's Kobe Valley...Originally, only royal princes used to play the horse-riding game of polo. For that a very hard ball was needed. The kind of bamboo that was used, used to grow in the eastern portion of Rarh, in slightly salty soil. Still today the best bamboo for making polo balls grows in the Uluberia suvdivision of Howrah District and in Midnapore District's Tamluk subdivision." (SC-3, p. 71)

Negative Support

Date: Sun, 16 Apr 2006 23:39:59 From: Sudarshan To: Subject: Negative Support BABA "Sakal jiivane us'n'ata' tumi, tumi maha'vishver pra'n'a..." (PS 1236) Purport: O' Baba, You are the warmth, hub, and nucleus of this great universe. Devoid of You, nothing can exist. Baba, You are the heart-felt throbbing sensation of everyone's existence. You are the inner-most nucleus of everything. Baba, in the human body You are the cakra, and in the song You are the melody and the tune. You are the jewel of the lotus. Baba, You are the essence of everything. In the flower You are the pollen, in the heart You are the most precious thing-- the loving feeling. Baba, You are the quintessence. With the sweet fragrance of the katakii flower, You saturate and envelop everything in this entire universe with Your grace and love. O' Parama Purusa, Your grace is unfathomable. Under Your lotus feet even the fire of the lower-most lokas are getting vibrated. Baba, all the jiivas are revolving around You; You are the cosmic hub and all the unit beings are rotating around You. O' the Nucleus of the universe, Your greatness cannot be measured. Due to Your grace alone everything exists. Baba, You are the shelter and loving Caretaker of one and all...
Namaskar, Our AMPS is in such a tumultuous state: Ever since 1990 one or another factional group is temporarily "emerging as victor", or seemingly so. As bad as H and B groups and their sub-factions are, currently one other upstart-- known as EC (Effecting Change)-- is stretching its neck and trying to pull ahead. So we should all take a closer look at how they are moving.
Everybody is well aware that politics has its own peculiar way of working. Votes and support are garnered in various ways. One such phenomenon is known as negative support or 'the negative vote'. Surely we have all seen it. This type of vote occurs when the people are totally fed up with one particular party or candidate. Then in a show of disgust and disdain for that party the people cast their vote for anyone opposing that party in the next election. In the past, this happened in India in 1977 when the people became totally infuriated with Indira Gandhi's torturous regime. Then in an overwhelming display, the opposition got huge support from the people-- all in the form of negative votes. And it happened in US presidential politics after Nixon's Watergate scandal. In the wake of that republican party blunder when the people were in a rage against Nixon's cronies, the democrats got so many negative votes. By that way they could win the next election, even with their dummy candidate. And this type of negative vote scenario has happened in so many elections across this globe. Where people knowingly or unknowingly give unbarred support to the opposing party just because they are totally fed up with the current rulers.
Under such circumstances, it can look like the opposing party is really quite popular and well supported. But that is not at all the case. Rather the vote(s) they got are just an outcome of the people's fury with the other party. The people become totally against the current demonic leader and in that situation they think, 'Let anyone else come forward-- whether they are bad or good I don't care'. Such was the case when Mrs. Indira Gandhi was ushered out of power as well as when Nixon's Republican party got voted out of office. In both those circumstance totally incompetent oppositional leaders got big victories by collecting a bundle of negative votes-- i.e. votes against the ruling party. And today in our AM we are seeing this in the case of people's extreme dissatisfaction with Rudrananda's gang and the coming of the EC-- Effecting Change clique. Now margiis and field workers are totally suffocated by Rudrananda's nasty tactics; so in reaction they are willing to lend their support anywhere. Hence the birth of the EC (Effecting Change) group.
Altogether when such negative support happens, the voters do not at all concern themselves with the merits or demerits of the new party-- just they are fully focused on venting their fury against the old party. That is the way it works. Some intelligent supporters recognise what they are doing and rationalise that, 'Yes, I am giving a negative vote for the other party'. And some shudra type of people just blindly offer their support against the ruling party and they really believe that the new party will bring positive change. Now with the EC, they are getting negative support in both these ways.
As we all know, Rudrananda has created such chaos recently in our AM. He called the fake emergency; manipulates PP every day; threatens margiis who seek justice; executes punishment postings, and carries out so many other heinous activities. And actually, this Rudrananda was a trouble-maker all along. What better proof than this: Baba Himself refused to allow Rudrananda to attend reporting etc. Baba totally barred Rudrananda from all important meetings etc and kept him at arm's distance. So this is Baba's stand against such a conniving fellow. Anyway, after the demise of B group, Rudrananda gripped and clawed his way to the fore and now we have all seen and experienced first-hand what hell he is creating. And Sarvatmananda's poisonous faction is no option at all. So with choices few and far between, in their anti-Rudrananda statement various margiis and field workers have just lent their temporary support to EC. But again this is all just negative support-- nothing more.
The EC clique, led by Citkrsnananda & Co., is not unaware what is going on. They know that their only hope is to collect negative support in this anti-Rudrananda climate. So in their tricky manner they are just trying to exaggerate the situation by telling the people, 'We are with you; we are not in favour of Rudrananda'. That is their duplicitous plan. But Baba warns us to be alert about such type of cunning EC opportunists. Baba says, "A person discovers that the sentimental strategy which he previously used to misguide innumerable people, is about to be detected. ("The people are forming a bad opinion about my real nature.") So he decides to exploit another sentiment just to save his own prestige, and that too very quickly, because any more delay means further loss of prestige. This act of shifting to a new sentiment -- maybe from communalism to nationalism or from nationalism to communism -- this metamorphosis of sentiment is called "metamorphosed sentimental strategy." (NH-LOI) And this is exactly what Citkrsnananda is doing. There was a day when he and his EC opportunists were totally united with B group. Then when Sarvatmanandji's name became like mud then Citkrsnananda played his chime and joined the rally in support of Rudrananda. And under Rudrananda, Citkrsnananda had the big role of Central Finance Secretary and in general he was Rudrananda's right hand man. And now that Rudrananda's crooked dealings have become unearthed, the Citkrsnananda's EC bandits are eagerly waving their own flag and publicly denouncing Rudrananda. All in hopes of getting the top chair. Here againg Baba describes the ways of these duplicitous EC characters. Baba says, "These people are indeed expert at changing their sentimental strategies. Suppose a party (maybe social, political, economic, or whatever its complexion) is being divided into several factions, and each faction is utilizing a different sentiment from the other. Those who are clever enough will select the majority party and identify themselves with that group, for their political ambitions will be fulfilled thereby. What they usually do in these circumstances is to waste no time in issuing their statements -- in effusive language -- in favour of the majority group, denouncing the other factions." (NH-LOI)
Some naive people-- a few margiis etc-- may be thinking that the EC leaders have really changed deep inside their heart. And that is why they have suddenly began opposing Rudrananda. But again and again Baba warns us that it is not like that. Such EC members are opportunists and they are only speaking out now since it suits their selfish agenda of getting more power. Baba says, "There may be some people who will consider this change of sentimental strategy to be a natural process of evolution, but in fact it is not evolution but a metamorphosis of strategy. Evolution does not take place so quickly nor so easily." (NH-LOI) Here again Baba warns us not to get befooled by the tricks of such EC leaders. Baba says, "By inculcating various sentiments, they misguide not only thousands, but millions, of people to the path of malevolence, just for some petty social status or other temptation. Common people never think deeply about this; they have not been taught how to think deeply about it; they do not ponder over it even now. Until today this aspect of knowledge has been generally unknown to the world. That is why common people, not fully understanding these cunning people, are inclined to give them undue importance." (NH-LOI) So these EC leaders are the lowest of the low-- cowardly and hypocritical types who try to mislead the general people. Their smell is as heinous as those crooked H and B group leaders.
By Baba's grace true neo-humanists will emerge from our Marga and lead AM and the entire universe along the path of welfare. This is Baba's expressed guarantee. Baba says, "Thus only neohumanism can save the universe, only neohumanism can save human existence. So now, we are to sing the songs of neohumanism....Let all the hearts of the entire created universe, dance in ecstasy. This is the goal of the day. We are for all." (PNS 9) Namaskar, Sudarshan
Since EC leaders are now externally opposing Rudrananda, it has become convenient for them to get some guidelines from B group now and again. This they do in the dark of the night when no one is watching. As all are aware the EC clique is led by Citkrsnananda, Tiirthananda, Paramatmananda, and they get the support of many ACB cronies from NY and Suva sectors like Vishvadeva (NY-ACB) and other self-serving opportunists.
********************************************* Chemical Fertilisers Dangerous
Baba says, "The best manure for green vegetables is rotten vegetables. Cow dung manure may also serve the same purpose. In the case of gourd, oil cakes and mustard cakes mixed equally with soil will increase is noticeable that whenever chemical fertilisers are used intensively, the land becomes infertile and useless after some time. This is because chemical fertilisers destroy the vital energy of the land so that it becomes lifeless, just like cement." (PNS-16, p.39)

Like Another Breakaway Faction

Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2006 23:28:59 -0700
From: Matt Ornbecker
Subject: Like Another Breakaway Faction 


Namaskar, By now who is not aware that a few top margii honchos-- i.e. those comprising the NY Board of Directors-- have taken major steps towards separation. By changing the by-laws in NY they have attempted to divert the power into their own hands, thereby creating a schism between NY sector and the whole of Ananda Marga. This type of dangerous breakaway maneuver they have recently engineered, at least on paper.
Of course Baba's stated system and organisational approach is something totally different. With regards to political leadership, Baba directs us that it must be centralised. Baba says, "PROUT supports centralisation of political power and decentralisation of economic power." (PNS-18) So Baba's pristine plan is for the consolidation of political leadership. This is His Proutistic guideline and our AM society is meant to be the embodiment such an ideal.
But those opportunists in NY-- i.e. the AM Board & NY ACB etc-- suffer from a serious hankering to grab the power. That is why they have rerouted Baba's organisational systems and changed the by-laws-- all in hopes that they can control the playing field and do things like choose their own SS and run the sector according to their own petty desires. This is their crazy way of thinking: That separating themselves and breaking away is the way to get control and unbridled power. Simultaneously, the hypocritical justification they are giving to margiis around the sector is that 'breaking away is the ultimate solution to all our problems'. This is storied way they are painting it to the common margiis. However, rather than being an answer to any particular problem like the current groupism in Centre, the NY Board's push towards breaking away is nothing more than the manifestation of their own inner desire to get some post and power.
Baba has revealed and it is well documented that during the time of Indian independence there was a mad rush for political power by a few top leaders. Rather than being concerned with the unity of the country and welfare of the people, those political agents like Nehru and Jiina were totally infatuated with the idea of becoming the King-- i.e. Prime Minister. And with that lust for power and by chasing after the communal award, they cracked the whole of India into multiple pieces, thereby creating terrible chaos and the massive spilling of blood. Why? Just so that they-- Nehru, Jiina, & Co.-- could both satisfy their egoistic desire of having the top chair. So this entire horrible maneuver and political break-up of India was nothing more than the lust for power by a few greedy leaders. In reality, what hell they caused to the innocent masses was not their concern so long as they got the power. In detailed fashion, Baba Himself has graphically exposed all the selfishness and corruption during the time of Indian independence. In numerous discourses He has exposed their crooked dealings to the very bone. About this every educated margii is aware. So the whole concept of breaking away is not representative of some noble ideal or courageous action. It is just the pitiful display of some low-minded opportunists who want to sit in the top chair-- at any cost. And this is the very same nasty rut that certain political tycoons of NY sector are sunk in. But with their hypocritical tongues, such opportunists on the Board in NY will justify day and night about the glories of breaking away-- as if this disastrous approach is the panacea that will end all groupism.
It is no secret that currently our AMPS "Central" is undergoing struggle and strife and that those despots at the helm are just indulging in corrupt dealing. First Sarvatmanandji was the leading bandit and now Rudranandji is the top-notch monger. And sure enough on the sidelines others harbor grandiose dreams of snatching the power. So it is no hidden secret that things are not proper inside our Marga house. But disobeying Baba and breaking away from the whole of AM is not the solution. Think about it, after separating from Centre where is the guarantee that those very NY Board of Directors will not become corrupt--or maybe they already are crooked. In that case is there going to be another schism within that very breakaway NY party. Sorry to say, but step-wise division is not the progressive way to build a holistic human society.
So these few NY Board members who are trying to rule the scene by breaking away have no dharmic plan. In reality they do not know what to do. The proof being that if they did know what to do they would begin by following Baba's system-- and remain united. But this they have rejected. And instead they are just faking it and hoping to befool people by breaking away and posing as sadvipras-- dreaming that by this way they will satisfy their selfish desire to get more power. But who is going to get tricked by their lousy approach of breaking away when it is totally anti-Prout and against Baba's teachings.
Only by adhering to Baba's guidelines and the principles of Prout can a true society be formed. By this way we will recognise those leading sadvipras: By their adherence to the ideals of Prout. That will be their trademark. In contrast, those who adopt fancy hellish tricks like breaking away can never properly lead the collective. This is Baba's warning. Baba says, "According to PROUT, the rule of sadvipras is the ideal form of leadership. The establishment of sadvipra leadership will require the systematic and rational application of PROUT by the collective effort of many highly intelligent people. Sadvipra rule cannot be established by blind physical force or idle intellectual extravaganza." (PNS-18)
By Baba's divine grace He has given us all the tools to form that unified human society. By following His God-centered teachings of Prout and Neo-Humanism all groupism and pseudo-reformist ploys will fade away and one pristine human family will be born. This wonderful day is soon coming... Baba says, "One Cosmic ideology will have to be propagated and that ideology is that one Supreme Entity-- the Cosmic Entity-- Who is the goal of all living beings. This spiritual sentiment will keep human beings united for all time to come." (To The Patriots, p. 31) Namaskar, Mahendra
These days some margiis in NY have fallen under the break-away spell of those tall-talking NY Board Members. Here below, by referring to the history of Bengal, Baba reveals the irony behind such circumstances. Baba says, "Those same Bengalees who had once fought with all their might to unify Bengal presented a petition to the British in 1947 to once again divide Bengal in two. When the two Bengals were united in 1912 the Bengalees thought that they had won the fight. And when Bengal was again divided in two in 1947, again the Bengalees thought they had won the fight. What a tragedy of history! (SC-1, disc 6) Likewise, for years and years everyone in NY was quite proud to be part of our global organisational structure-- AMPS. And much was done in support of that by getting registered and incorporated etc. Yet now, after having gotten duped by certain NY Board Members, a few people are feeling glorified by breaking away from that very structure. This is the irony and tragedy of the day.
It does not take a genius to understand that currently things in AMPS are not working properly. Sarvatmanandji's team and Rudranandji's faction have caused hell all around. But the answer to this is not to therefore change Baba's defined systems. That would turn a small problem into a catastrophe; that would be suicidal. It would be similar to chopping off one's head just because one was suffering from a minor headache. Obviously cutting off the head is not the answer. In the same way, jumping ship and tossing aside Baba's systems and breaking away from AMPS is not the antidote to the current power struggle in Centre. By Baba's grace and by adhering to His practices and systems good margiis and wts are bound to find that perfect solution and make our AMPS a shining representation of AM ideals. By this way we will surely get victory. Baba says, "Just as the philosophers' stone is meant to transform everything into gold, Ananda Marga ideology can most definitely, find a just and rational solution whenever it is applied to any problem." (POD, #36, p.47)
Board of Directors of Ananda Marga Inc. U.S.A: Former-SS, Dada Tiirthananda SOS, Dada Rainjitananda Dada Phalashuddhananda Vishvadeva (Eugene, OR) Arjuna (Los Angeles, CA) Vinay (Texas) Valmiki (Asheville, North Carolina)
The aforementioned crew are the ones responsible for changing the by-laws of NY sector in an effort to grab unbridled control of the sector. This is their breakaway ploy.
*************************************** About our AM Dances
Baba says, "You know Lalita Ma'rmika dance used during Kiirtana is a purely spiritual dance, and Kaos'ikii is a psycho-spiritual dance - it starts on the psychic level and culminates on the spiritual level. And Ta'n'd'ava is physico-psycho-spiritual." "In Lalita Ma'rmika, the position of the arms is above 90 degrees. This denotes that it is a Mudra' - in Sam'skrta it is called a 'Mudra'. This mudra' means, 'O Supreme Creator, Thou art mine and I am Yours. I am Thine'." (AV-12, p.31)

The Real Well-Wisher

From: "Karma Rasa" To: AM-GLOBAL Subject: The Real Well-Wisher Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2006 22:56:11 +0000 Baba "Egiye calo, egiye calo..." (PS 156) Purport: My brothers and sisters, we should move on towards our goal, Parama Purusa. Today the glorious dawn has come. We should take everyone along with us; no one should be left behind. Everyone is ours; Nobody is alien. We all belong to one family-- Our Father is Parama Purusa. We have to move together on the path which He has shown us. Human society is one and indivisible, no fissiparous tendencies should be allowed to divide it. Baba's divine grace is with us...
Namaskar, By now the news has spread far and wide about the attempted breakaway of NY sector-- where the "NY sector Board of Directors" has tried to kidnap Ananda Marga Inc by changing the by-laws. In sum, these few "directors" are trying to rule the sector all by themselves, wanting to make NY one disparate island-- totally separate from our Global Organisation (AMPS). This is the planned schism being executed by certain so-called leaders of NY sector. Before going into more of the details of this highly illegal and anti-dharmic maneuver, here is one story for all to ponder.
In one village a dispute was going on between two women. The dispute was about who was the true mother of one infant baby. One woman was claiming the baby was hers, and the other woman was claiming that she herself was the actual mother. The dispute reached to the judge in the courthouse. The judge was intrigued by what he was hearing and how two women are quarreling, both claiming to be the real mother of one infant baby. The judge thought to himself, 'How can we decide the answer when the baby is still too young to speak and no witnesses have come forward'. In this manner the judge was contemplating what is to be done; and he adjourned the case. The next day the case resumed and the judge heard in greater detail the claims of both parties. Again the court took recess and then everyone returned to the courthouse to hear the final verdict. On that fateful day when the case had reached its culmination, then the clever judge boldly announced that: 'The court has come to a decision. Because the court is unable to say with 100% certainty who is the true mother of the baby, it has been decided that both parties should be satisfied. So the ruling of this court is to divide the baby in half, and award half of the baby to each of the mothers.' Upon hearing the court's decision, the fake mother immediately started smiling. She was feeling quite satisfied & glad that at least the opposite party was met with defeat. Because of course by chopping the baby in half and essentially killing the child in that process, then at least that the real mother cannot claim to be the victor in the case and get the baby. So the fake mother was of the nasty mind-set that 'If I am not going to get the full baby as a whole then the other party also should not get it.' So with these crude thoughts revolving around in her mind, with a wry smile she expressed her full approval & satisfaction with the judge's decision. In contrast, upon hearing the decision about chopping the baby into two parts, the real mother became totally distraught and started crying profusely. She was loudly lamenting that: 'No, the baby must not be hurt or killed, not under any circumstance. This is my baby and I cannot bear the thought of killing this baby.' And then again the true mother started crying uncontrollably and she was pounding her hands on the table in sheer anguish. Then the judge became serious and pointing towards the distraught mother he proclaimed, 'The final verdict is that since you have true affection for the baby and because you want to save the child, it is the ruling of this court that you are the real mother.' And then and there the judge awarded her the baby and the fake mother was arrested by the police, hand-cuffed, and thrown in jail for cheating, lying, and deception.
By the above story anyone can easily understand that the woman who wants to see the baby healthy and whole is the real mother and in fact the true well-wisher of the child. Whereas the so-called mother who was pleased to see the baby get cut in half had no concern for the welfare of the baby. Just this so-called mother was guided by her own evil intent. So those who are the real caretakers and well-wishers are always concerned with the well-being of the baby. They want to see the child, healthy, prosperous, and whole.
Thus, nowadays, when the "Board of Directors" of NY sector is unabashedly changing the original by-laws and proclaiming that NY Sector will no longer be part of the whole of Ananda Marga, then we can see what type of people these are who are trying to breakaway and rule NY sector. Because with utter disregard for the welfare of this organisation (AMPS) which Baba Himself has created, the Board of Directors of NY want to satisfy their own fancy and take control of the sector-- and separate NY from all the other sectors. They-- the Board of Directors led by the embattled Tiirthananda and his sidekick & foreman Vishvadeva-- are twisting and ripping apart the original mandates of NY sector in order to bring the sector in their grip.
When we all know and feel in our hearts that Baba Himself never supports such divisive tendencies and that His own working style is based on cohesion and unity. Baba says, "The unity of A'nanda Ma'rgiis should not be allowed to be jeopardised for any reason. Unity should be maintained even at the risk of your life." (CC, part II, 'Society' chapter, point #13) And indeed adhering to Baba's aforesaid teaching and keeping our AMPS as a whole, under one roof, is the way to safeguard and protect this organisation. And those who support this dharmic ideal of unity are the real well-wishers of AMPS; whereas those who oppose Baba's directive are nothing but divisive elements.
Here is Baba's strict warning about division where He openly exposes the clouded mind-set of those wrongdoers who want to split the organisation. Baba says, "One human society is divided into different nations, and one nation is divided into different religions; religions also have different castes, and castes also have different sub-castes -- what kind of situation is this? We have only learned how to divide and subdivide humanity, and we never learned how to unite the people. This is all due to the defective teachings of dogmas...Dogmas are psycho-physical diseases." (PNS-9, p.46) So when this clash is going on in NY sector and divisive elements like Tiirthanandji and Vishvadeva are trying to misguide others along the path of rebellion by cracking NY sector away from the rest of AMPS, then we know that their minds are stuck in the depths of dogma. Veritably by their harmful actions and proposed plannings and defective outlooks Tiirthanandji and Vishvadeva have exposed themselves terribly. And sure enough it is black actions like theirs that Baba is warning us about.
By Baba's grace the divisive parties will never get success. Rather their time will come and go and they will bury themselves in the mud. By this way all will understand that such "directors" like Tiirthananda and Vishvadeva are anti in nature-- totally against the welfare of our AMPS and AM mission. Here following is Baba's divine blessing where He give His full-fledged assurance that our AM family will thrive and remain as one. Baba says, "The entire society of A'nanda Ma'rga is founded on a common ideal, the goal of becoming one with Brahma...the unity in a society founded on the ideal of Brahma will be everlasting." (PNS-3) Namaskar, Karma Rasa
By their false actions the former NY SS Tiirthananda and the long-time opportunist Vishvadeva are trying to manhandle AM in NY sector and bring everything under their belt. And this deceitful approach they have done all under the veil of tip-top secrecy-- neither telling the margiis of NY of their negative intentions nor making any announcements to the other sectors. Just in the warmth of their own feces these two have indulged in their smelly tactics whereby they want to ruin and kidnap AMPS in NY. That is why throughout NY sector and around the globe good margiis are totally rejecting the inherently defective and selfish ways of ex-SS Tiirthananda and the opportunistic Vishvadeva. Actually as we have seen, these two persons have a long history of always wanting to grab more and more power and control. This is one disease they both suffer from. Some are telling they (Tiirtha and V'deva) do like this because their sadhana is extremely low and devoid of a proper devotional outlook they divert their crude energy to playing in the mud through subversive organisational politics. So that is one theory floating around these days about why these two lost souls are trying to wreck our organisation. Investigate the matter and decide for yourself. For everyone's knowledge and awareness here is the full list of members of the Board of Directors for NY sector. But again the top gunners are ex-SS Tiirthananda (a.k.a. Nirgungananda) and V'deva. The rest are mostly passive in their manner, i.e. more blind & stupid than anything else. Board of Directors of Ananda Marga Inc. U.S.A:
Former-SS, Dada Tiirthananda SOS, Dada Rainjitananda Dada Phalashuddhananda Vishvadeva (Eugene, OR) Arjuna (Los Angeles, CA) Vinay (Texas) Valmiki (Asheville, North Carolina)
Some of the above members are suffering from serious medical ailments like brain cancer while others are drowned in deep-seeded marital issues and family problems etc. This is the personally tragic and unfortunate circumstances a few of the above Board members are finding themselves in. On the organisational side, one unnatural outcome of this being that Tiirthananda and Vishvadeva have stuffed more control of the board into their own selfish pockets. Without their greedy fingers in the pot, none of this breakaway planning would have ever happened. Thus the amount of really rotten eggs is primarily 2 in number: Tiirtha & Vishvadeva.
Here again is Baba firm direction and warning about maintaining unity within the structure of our AMPS organisation. Baba says, "Unity among the members of any society or social structure is absolutely necessary otherwise the structure will start disintegrating. Lack of unity among the members of society because of too much self-interest in the individual members, the formation of groups for economic or social advantage...not only brings about the downfall of society but also completely wipes it off from the face of the earth." (PNS-3, p.42)
************************************************** Good Teaching
Baba says, "Those who wrongly worship Parama Purus'a in the form of clay, iron, or other material substances, are ultimately transformed in Prakrtiliina*. And those who run around externally in hopes of finding Parama Purusa outside, they also be come Prakrtiliina." (15 May 1982, Hindi Section) Note: Those who are searching Baba in one or another holy land, they should be especially careful about this above teaching. *Prakrtiliina= This is one type of microvita which is under punishment of reaping of reaping its own negative samskaras.

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