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Re: Cause of Depression & Proutistic Solution

To: Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2008 23:16:34 From: "Hank & Rita Tomasson" Subject: Re: Cause of Depression & Proutistic Solution Baba "Keu a'lokei mishe ja'y, keu ha'ra'y va' a'ndha're..." (1278) Purport: Baba, Your divine creation is very colorful. All kinds of people are there. Some get human life, do sadhana, and ultimately become one with divinity. And some people do various misdeeds and move along the path of negative pratisaincara until finally they get lost in oblivion-- cimmerian darkness. Some want only You; while others do not want You, instead they want some boon or some gift from You. So this world is colorful. Baba, some are rushing towards the allurements of glittering objects, shining stars, or superficial worldly attractions. And some are absorbed in crying over their old outdated memories, deserted flower gardens, and skeletons of the past. In that way they waste their time. While those who are great devotees have accepted You as the Supreme quintessence and they want only You. Some are busy in intellectualizing about Your karuna and grace-- and they never get the real sweetness. Just they are jinanis involved in their own extravaganza. And some are dancing in the joy and happiness. Such devotees cannot be satiated by anything except You. Baba, You are everything for them. Those who surrender at Your lotus feet are the ones who pass their whole life dancing in the ecstasy of Your divine love. Baba, by Your grace Your entire creation has so many types of people and various colours. Only the life of the devotee is filled with happiness and bliss...
(Note: This letter is part of a thread of two earlier postings. The links to those letters are at the bottom of this email.) Namaskar, With the economic crisis deepening, worsening, and ricocheting all around the planet we are seeing and hearing so many cries for help as well as so many false solutions. From Bush's recent G-20 Summit, to xyz stimulus initiative, to such and such bailout, so many tricks of the trade are being employed-- all for naught. Indeed, each proposed solution thus far has been a dud, i.e. totally impotent. The reason being that they all are band-aid propositions that fail to address the root cause.
What is the root cause of the problem: By its very nature, capitalism and its free market economic is based upon exploitation. The wealthy will always look to get more rich at the expense of the masses. Baba says, "If capital is concentrated in the hands of a few individuals or the state, most people will be exploited by a handful of exploiters. As a result of this process of severe exploitation, a serious explosion takes place. This explosion is known as a depression in the economic world." (AFPS-9) Thus in the greedy free-market economy, the money will always be locked up in the hands of the few, and the common people will always struggle for survival, never having enough money to manage their basic needs: Food, housing, medical care, clothing, etc. When people have not a single penny to spend, then this downward cycle stops the money from rolling and deepens the depression. All the above Baba has detailed in various discourses, 'Keep the Money Rolling' (Section A & B), 'Economic Depressions, 'Economic Dynamics', 'Cooperatives' etc.
So the root cause of the problem is ongoing economic exploitation by the mighty capitalists. The vaeshyan era has now reached its peak where each and every nook and cranny of this earth is bound up in the noose of capitalism. But the leaders are not at all willing to get rid of this very exploitation system. The recent G-20 summit closed with all kinds of fuzzy, hazy agreements that was more tall talk than anything else. The only thing they did stipulate was: "Reforms within a framework of free and open markets." Thus, the one thing that all current politico-cum-economico leaders all agree upon is that capitalism itself should continue on and on. The very exploitative system that is the root cause is the one thing that they are all vowing to save. That is the irony. Until, sufficient consciousness is raised among the masses, such rhetoric and planning will go on and on.
As all are aware, the US has put forth a 700 billion dollar bailout. As each and every day passes, it becomes more and more clear that there is no clear-cut strategy for how to use this money, nor how to solve the problem. In their typical, superficial manner, the said leaders thought that the mere mention of 700 billion dollars would be enough to jump-start the economy. But when most of those funds are going to executives, brokerage houses, and the like, then where is the relief for the common people. Instead, those corporate executives just continue in their ingrained, habitual ways of wasting money and using it for their own luxuries. "First there was the $440,000 American Insurance Group Inc. spent entertaining executives days after receiving an $85 billion lifeline from the Federal Reserve, now it's $86,000 for a hunting trip in England as the faltering company reaped another $37.8 billion in taxpayer funded loans." (16 Oct 2008) Thus when those top capitalists have total disregard for the plight of the people and only know one way of living-- i.e. exploiting others for their own selfish gain-- then there is no way that any stimulus program or any other economic initiative within the capitalist framework can do an ounce of good. Always the people will be living from hand to mouth, unable to feed their young ones, unable to afford health-care or education, indeed unable to survive on this earth, while top executive live off the fat of the land.
When the very aim of the G-20 summit and so many other so-called solutions is to promote "reforms within a framework of free and open markets", then we know that all their plans will fail. They will never be able to resolve the problem and bring relief to the common people. Only the service oriented ways of Prout are the solution to this embattled economic scenario. This is a grand topic. We should think, write, and share how we can bring relief in our locale and spread the name and ways of Prout across the globe. Baba says, "Depression is not a natural phenomenon. Pause is a natural phenomenon. In a Proutistic structure pause may occur but depression will not occur. To save society from depression, the approach of PROUT is to increase purchasing power by increasing production, reduce disparities in the value of wealth, and increase the circulation of money; that is, by keeping money rolling. Empty slogans will not do. Attention will have to be given to increasing the level of production." "In capitalist and communist countries, the mode of production is defective. In capitalist countries, labour does not work in the interest of the management and management does not allow the rolling of money due to the concentration of wealth. In communist countries, labour does not feel one with the job and that is why there is sluggish production." "The cooperative model of PROUT is free from both sets of defects. PROUT is well-adjusted with human ideals and sentiments. Other socio-economic systems are ultravires to human existence and all-round elevation." Namaskar, Hitendra
Here are two earlier letters on this thread.
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Baba says, "The sense of differentiation and distinction are of no value to devotees. For them, all become one, all discriminations disappear. Only human beings can have this type of mentality and that is why they are superior to all other beings." (AV-7, p.12)

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