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Re: Results of the Poll

Subject: Re: Results of the Poll (Birendra) From: Date: 1/20/2008, 10:37 PM To: AM-GLOBAL Baba "A'ka'shabhara' a'jake ta'ra'..." (P.S. 2523) Purport: The sky of this amavasya night is filled with the stars. The sweet breeze, like nectar, is blowing mildly. The mind is floating from the known to the unknown world in divine ecstasy-- towards its destination. Ensconced in His ideation, my mind is getting lost. The lily flower is constantly looking towards the sky; the aroma of flowers is emanating all around. They have forgotten their awareness about their own existence. And remain restless in the attraction of one call. In Your longing I am sitting alone and counting the stars. I understand that by Your grace I have lost myself in this beautiful atmosphere and the attraction of Your love. You are ever gracious You are always remaining by my side and guiding me. Baba, on this amavasya night my heart is yearning and longing for You...
Namaskar, The poll results are interesting. Most still opt for Baba stories and devotional topics, with a score of 67% and 65% respectively. AM philosophy and a Proutistic interpretation of current events come in third at 55% each. Organizational news follows at a less significant 43%. What does this tell us? Most readers want to know more about spiritual and devotional stories and people's spiritual experiences.** The results also seem to suggest that Margiis are not so interested to hear about organizational news, perhaps because they don't know whom to trust. The Internet is blind. It shows everything it sees: illusion, delusion or otherwise. So the reader is left to judge what is accurate and what is not. The problem is that not all readers have a discerning eye to read the invisible script or what's written between the lines. So rumours, untruths, half truths, twisted facts and mangled information etc. are carefully packaged and passed off as facts. It also suggests to me that Margiis are fed up with the politiking and deft maneuverings of the different splinters of the Marga and their agents. This is both good and bad but a low interest in organizational issues may signal the lack of a practical and pragmatic approach to resolving serious issues confronting the Mission, which means the crooked will try to use more crooked means to get their messages across to fulfill their self-serving agendas. I hope my analysis is wrong! With all the rubbish we see on many competing websites, and with a view to long term sustainability of this website, I sincerely hope the gatekeepers of this website maintain a watchful eye on neutrality, accuracy and balance in your offerings... I wish you and your readers a good year. By Baba's grace things will turn around soon in our Marga and head in a purely positive direction. Baba says, "Nowadays, the entire human society is facing the crisis of civilization as a whole, and particularly a crisis in the field of existence. Human society is now to decide whether to live or to die. If this mud-slinging and intolerance are encouraged, humanity has no future – the future is dark, the future is sealed forever. But you know, I am not a pessimist. I am always an optimist. And I want all my sons and daughters to be optimists. And I want them to struggle against this death signal of humanity, and come out successful." (AV-34) Yours truly Birendra Note 1: ONE SUGGESTION One suggestion*: Collect the Baba stories and publish a series of new books (hardcopy but soft copies could also be on sale) for Margiis' and sadhakas' benefit. You couldn't get a better source. It's also a new source of income for your website, which could be put to good use. You'll probably need more hands at editing and verifying the stories. Note 2: SPECIAL MESSAGE BELOW At the very bottom of this email is one of Baba's very interesting critiques on materialism and its effect on the human mind etc.
Date: Sun, 20 Jan 2008 17:50:12 -0500 From: To: Subject: Results of the Poll Baba THE ACTUAL RESULTS In response to the question, 'What would you like to see more of on AM-GLOBAL?', the results were as follows. (Note: The percentage reflects the percentage of voters who voted for that particular item.) 1. Baba Stories / Baba Katha: 67% 2. Devotional Topics (i.e. Sadhana, Prabhat Samgiita etc): 65% 3 (tie). AM Philosophy (i.e. Ananda Sutram, Yoga Psychology, Neo-Humanism, Microvita, etc): 55% 3 (tie). Proutistic Analysis of Worldly Current Events: 55% 5. Rectification of AM Scriptures: 46% 6. AMPS Organisational News: 43% 7. Health & Hygiene: 37% 8. Shorter Letters: 36% 9 (tie). Dogma (Social, Spiritual etc): 34% 9 (tie). Social Justice (Human Rights, Women's Issues, Racism / Sexism, Cultural Issues, Homosexuality etc): 34% 11 (tie). Children's Topics: 27% 11 (tie). Don't Shut Down Network: 27% 13. Linguistics & Philology: 25% 14. Keep Letter Length As Is: 10% 15. Shut Down Network: 6% 16. Longer Letters: 3%
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Baba says, "What are psychic pabula? The word “psychic” means mental and “pabula” implies “mental objects” or “mental foods”. Communism and capitalism are essentially materialist philosophies. Both encourage a psychology of material attachment, which in turn encourages the pursuit of money, name, fame, etc. People living under either of these two systems develop the psychic pabula which run after crude physicalities. All these objective tendencies are the inevitable outcome of the continuous extroversial movement of psychic urges, insatiably driving themselves from one object to another. While running after such material attachments, the mind constantly creates objects in its objective chambers or citta bhumi. All these mental objects are mental food, and they are called psychic pabula." "Similarly, while engaged in physical or psycho-physical interactions, mind thrives on these pabula. When it changes its outlook and goal, its objects or pabula also change. So the human mind is continuously dragged in thousands of directions, creating innumerable objects within itself. These objects are nothing but psychic pabula (“pabula” are plural), always alluring and always detracting the mind. All these pabula grow out of psychic urges, psycho-physical demands, the reactive momenta of the mind and objectified environmental conditions." (PNS-12) Note: In the above quote Baba is warning us how materialism ruins the human mind and it is rampant around the globe these days. Baba is furthermore telling that the large majority of the people are suffering from this terrible syndrome. So we should all beware and not fall prey to this terrible fate.

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