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"Views of Other Faiths"

Date: Tue, 08 Jan 2008 23:12:38 -0000 To: From: "Bhavanath Rajpal" Subject: "Views of Other Faiths" Baba PS Intro: In this following song one special aspect is that the devotee is addressing Baba in an indirect way. "Ka'r tare mor pradiip jva'la' ka'r tare mor ma'la' ga'ntha'..." - P.S. 3975 Purport: O' Lord please tell me, for whom have all these decorations been made; for whose reception have all these preparations been done. For whom am I doing all sorts of things. That Divine Entity for whom I have so much longing, He does not pay heed to the song of my love-- the song of my devotion. That Divine Entity for whom my mind has so much love and longing; He does not listen to the songs of my devotion. I was thinking that all the good feelings of my heart and all the sweetness of my mind, I will offer to Him via the medium of my songs. Those very tunes and melodies I have prepared and I will go on singing them up to the culminating point of my life. Those songs are ever-new in ideation, feeling, and language. Keeping that longing in my heart I always ideate on how by His grace I will offer everything to Him at His white lotus feet. O' Divine Entity, please tell me for whom I am doing all these things; for whom am I singing the song...
Namaskar, For everyone's records, here is the original printing of the "Views of Other Faiths" discourse which has been deleted from our AM scriptures.
As we all know each and every word given by Baba has deep import and meaning. His word is mantra, eternal truth, and the guiding light for the whole humanity. Tragically some discourses are not getting printed or published in their entirety. And one such discourse is the highly unqiue chapter known as "Views of Other Faiths", where the entire multi-page section about the three semetic religions-- Islam, Christianity, and Judaism-- was completely taken away. Means this very section about Semetic Faiths does not appear in the 1987 Prout Nutshell printing of the "Views of Other Faiths" discourse. Yet in the Prout book the editors give the reference of that discourse as "Tattvika Praveshika" book. So Baba's original Tattvika Praveshika book (1957) contains a huge section about the Semetic Faiths. Whereas the Prout Nutshell printing does not contain any of that. Nor does this discourse appear in any of the Electronic Editions of Baba's Books. And they all say that the upcoming English printing of the entire Prout series will also omit this important section.
Here is the section from the Prout-3 discourse where they deleted the large section about Semetic Faiths. --- PROUT NUTSHELL-3 In PNS-3 it says, "Besides these, the following three religious groups belong to the Semetic faiths-- Muslims, Christians, and Jews". (PNS-3, p. 41) --- END OF PROUT NUTSHELL-3 PRINTING --- So the above few words is all those editors of the Prout Book printed about the "Semeic Faiths" section of the discourse.
For everyone's records though, here following is how that same section of the the "Views of Other Faiths" discourse got printed in Baba's original Tattvika Praveshika book (1957). The following is reprinted from the section "Part II", the "SEMITIC FAITH" chapter from the "TATTVIKA PRAVESHIKA" Book, pages 79 - 83. --- TATTVIKA PRAVESHIKA PRINTING --- Page 79. S E M I T I C F A I T H. The following three religions are of this faith :-- 1. Muslim 2. Christian and 3. Jews COMMON FEATURES 1. Social structure of Muslims and Jews is similar while that of the Christians is slightly different. 2. Their scriptures are written in old Arabic and its sister language Hebrew. 3. None of these religions have any tolerance for others. --------- Page 80. COMMON FEATURES (CONTINUED ) 4. There is no philosophy in these and their way of thinking is only theological. 5. Sciptures of these are claimed by their followers as God's own words and hence are unquestionable. 6. Satan is a common fear in all the three. 7. The belief in Eternal Hell and Eternal Heaven is a common feature. 8. None of them believe in transmigration of soul. Only Protestants are more liberal in this respect in their outlook. 9. They all believe that sins can be excused by the Prophet or Paigambar or Avataara. 10. All the three religions are based on faith that their scriptures cannot be questioned. The supporters are fanatics and have no tolerance for others. 11. The source of existence of all the three religions is exploitation of the fear complex of Eternal Hell. --------- Page 81. DISCUSSION OF THE BELIEF OF THIS FAITH 1. It is said that the scriptures are God's own words. They also believe that God is shapeless. If God is shapeless how could HE have a vocal chord which has to have a particular shape and without which speaking is not possible. Then, either the God is not shapeless and has a shape or He could not speak and hence either their God is not shapeless or their scriptures are not God's own words. 2. The reason and purpose for which God created the universe or world is not clear in these religions. The only purpose which can be assigned to creation of world according to these is that man should worship God. But they also say that God is merciful. If God is merciful why should HE want men to worship or praise HIM before giving HIS blessings. This is only lowering God to the position of a common man and hence is not desirable. 3. Christ is said to be son of God. How... --------- Page 82. ...can God have a son when He is shapeless and formless. This lacks in logical justification. 4. All these believe in the existence of Satan and that Satan tries to undo whatever God creates. Thus Satan is something other than God and is as powerful as God Himself. According to them there are two powers, -- one that of God and the other that of Satan. Hence God is not all powerful and has an equally powerful enemy in Satan and Ghosts or evil spirits. Existence of separate Satan is illogical. 5. Satan's existence is admitted before the beginning of creation. That is Satan is not created by God. Satan is a negative force and hence there are two Gods -- one good and the other bad. They say that God is omnipresent, but how could God be present where Satan is present? Hence, the two beliefs are self-contradictory. 6. According to the scriptures of the faith one must pray and one who does not pray goes to Eternal Hell i.e. he can never get out of the hell. This is illogical as no... --------- Page 83. ...where it can be admitted that an individual's fate is sealed for ever. 7. They believe that God created world but they have not explained from what materials the world was created. Thus God and creation are two different things. If world is not part of God then it could be part of Satan but as it does not accept Satan as the nucleus of its physical, psychic or spiritual orbit, it is clear that it is not a part of Satan. Then there is a third thing out of which it was created. This means that there were three Gods before creation. One the real God, the second Satan and the third out of which the universe was created. 8. The source of their existence is the common belief in the Eternal Hell and it is exploitation of this fear, that these religions are able to exist. Therefore, it is clear that Islam, Christianity and Xionism are faiths and not Philosophies. --- END OF THE SECTION FROM THE ORIGINAL TATTVIKA PRAVESHIKA BOOK-- So it is a tragedy that none of the above about the Semetic Faiths appears in the Prout Nutshell version of that discourse. That is why many say that it was "taken away" by the Publications Dept. Everyone is invited to give their thoughts also. Namaskar, Bhavanath Note 1: Here are more of the details about the printing of the discourse from the original Tattvika Praveshika book. Front Cover Page of the book, Ta'ttvika Praveshika': TA'TTVIKA PRAVESHIKA' Pravacana -- Shrii Shrii A'nanda Mu'rtijii Compilation -- A'ca'rya Viirendra Kumar Ta'ttvika --------- First Inside Cover Page of the book, Ta'ttvika Praveshika': Price Rs. 1.50 First Edition -- Pha'lgunii Purnima' 1957 Copy right reserved by the central committee, A'nanda Ma'rga Praca'raka Samgha (Registered under Act XXI of 1860) Published by Shrii Vindeshvari Singh Publication Manager A'nanda Ma'rga Praca'raka Samgha P.O. Jamalpur Dist. Monghyr Vikramshila Press Bhagalpur, 1957. --------- Second Inside Cover Page of the book, Ta'ttvika Praveshika': CONTENTS Part I Part II Part III Part IV ---------
*************************************** Health Guideline
Baba says, "In order to digest starches and carbohydrates, the saliva of the mouth must help at the preliminary stage. Chewing food brings an adequate quantity of saliva into the mouth. No sooner does the food mixed with saliva enter the stomach than the liver and the pancreas are enabled to start secreting their bile and digestive fluids. So unless food is chewed well, the liver can never function properly." (YT, p.1) Note: In the fast-paced life of this 21st century, people no longer give themselves proper time to attend to their basic life duties, such as eating food. Instead people just rush off from one appointment to another and "grab a bite to eat" along the way at any number of drive-thru, fast-food places. In their hectic pace, instead of chewing their food they just inhale their meal, nearly swallowing it whole. But this way of "eating" is terribly hazardous to the health and invites many diseases. As Ananda Margiis we should spread Baba's above teaching to the members of the general society so that they may be benefited.

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