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Silly Hypothesis

To: AM-GLOBAL From: Date: Fri, 07 Mar 2008 23:22:57 Subject: Silly Hypothesis Baba "A'loker ya'tra' pathe, tumi prabhu theko sa'the..." (P.S. 2779) Purport: O' Baba, please remain along with me on the path of this effulgent journey. By Your grace, do not allow me to lag behind and get caught in the crest & troughs of my forward movement. Let my pathway be smooth by Your grace. Baba, I do not care about any bondages or samskaras. My only request is that You please give me strength to do Your work and serve Your mission. This single request I humbly make at Your lotus feet. O' my Dearmost Baba, this whole entire creation is revolving round and round-- propelled by the laws of karma. The great Cosmic Entity and the unit being exist in this system of brahmacakra. The divine Entity is that nucleus that the jiivas rotate around. So now Baba, in this very cycle of brahmacakra, please also include me. Make it so that I shall always remain as Your designated machine (yantra). In that way I will go on executing Your task. Let my life be completely devoted unto You. Baba, by Your grace, please remain with me on this journey of effulgence-- all the while keeping me moving ahead in an unhindered way...
Namaskar, The grace of Parama Purusa is causeless; and that is exactly what Baba Himself was demonstrating one afternoon in Ranchi in 1969. And that demonstration is the subject of the discourse, 'Abhidhya'na Sama'dhi' (AV-31). Any bhakta reading that short discourse will understand that Baba is revealing the sublime nature of His causeless grace: When a sadhaka's mind is ensconced in His grace, then everything in this universe becomes indescribably sweet & blissful. That is the inner essence and meaning of Baba's demonstration. Unfortunately, one jinani editor wrote his own self-styled analysis that is printed as a lengthy footnote to the discourse. And that analysis, as you will see, is totally off the mark. So much so that anyone who reads that footnote will be totally misguided about the real meaning of Baba's demonstration, as well as misguided about the entire concept of grace. Because the jinani's analysis of the situation is that bad. Without further delay let us look at the specifics of this important case because based on this printed footnote in Ananda Vacanamrtam part 31, various readers will be misled not only today but for generations & generations to come. Because they will assume that what is printed in Baba's book must be correct-- even the editor's footnote. That is why we we must get this wrongly written footnote corrected at the earliest.
In that Ranchi demonstration, Baba is graciously revealing the nature of His grace to one sadhaka who is feeling immense bliss. And here the key point to remember is that Parama Purusa is the source of that bliss-- not any material object. Baba says, "Because of the close proximity to Parama Purus'a they enjoy tremendous bliss." (APH-4) Baba furthermore reveals that based on one's own state of mind-- i.e. when the mind becomes elevated and is absorbed in Him-- then even crude objects will appear to be blissful. Because the mind is in a sublimely sweet state, then even all the tanmatras (inferences) appear sweet as well. That is the feeling one gets. But one must never think that really those worldly objects are the cause of that indescribable bliss. Rather that bliss comes only from Him-- and one gets this experience when their mind is elevated. Baba says, "The sa'dhaka realizes that he is experiencing a divine dip in the holy aura, and feels indescribable bliss in the heart. In that exalted state of realization every object of this universe seems to be extremely sweet, and one derives immense bliss which no worldly object could ever provide. The sun’s rays, the moon beams, the land, the water, in fact everything appears to be emanating continuous stream of blissful nectar." (APH-4) And verily, in so many discourses, Baba reveals that when one's mind is elevated and immersed in His flow, then everything appears to be blissful. And not only that but one cannot even find the proper words to describe that feeling. It is beyond human thought and expression. Only one can drift in His bliss which appears to be emanating in all directions, in all ways, and through all objects. Yet the inner reality is that it all comes solely from Him. He is the sole cause. Thus, in the aforementioned Ranchi demonstration of 1969, when the sadhaka-- whose mind is quite elevated at the time due to His grace-- touches one shawl and feels immense bliss, we can easily know that that bliss comes from Him and not from the shawl.
However, one jinani editor wrote a totally misguided footnote about the Ranchi demonstration. And that footnote appears in AV-31, just beneath the short, printed discourse-- which is really a description of that demonstration. The jinani editor goes on to say that as the sadhaka's mind gets elevated then it realises more subtle features of crude objects like shawls, until one will realise that a shawl is nothing but dust and finally bliss. See here what the editor writes:
when his or her mind becomes a bit elevated, might perceive the shawl as having been “powdered down”, or pulverized, into dust...subatomic particles... touch of a solid object will be... carrying with it the bliss... -Eds
So in his misguided approach, that editor is wrongly concluding that as one gains more and more subtle appreciation of a shawl then one will realise it is nothing but bliss. But that explanation is totally wrong. The reality that Baba is teaching us is that when the mind comes in His contact then one will think that everything is blissful, even crude material objects. So the jinani editor has it backwards and gives the wrong logic that if one looks at any object then one can develop a more subtle appreciation of that object and realise its true nature to be that of bliss. By that misguided description-- rather than trying to realise Him by doing sadhana-- people will just opt to rent high-powered microscopes and try to find that very subtle bliss which that jinani says is just beneath the layer of those sub-atomic particles. Thus, in his faulty analysis, this jinani editor has reduced Baba's fantastic concept of causeless grace to a mere facet of material science.
One might naturally wonder then how is it that the jinani editor flip-flopped the whole situation. How did he totally misunderstand the meaning of Baba's demonstration. [#1] Firstly, when one is a jinani, then they are prone to making false & concocted theories. Baba says, "“Loka Vya'moha Ka'raka.” That is, 'They [jinanis]create disease in the minds of the people.' Their aim is not to solve society’s problems. Rather, they are the chief cause for the downfall, retardation and sad plight of human society. The present crisis in today’s civilization is due to them. Their theories are based on the psychology and intellectual extravaganza of the hypocrite. You will certainly encounter many such theories in the social sphere, the economic sphere, and other spheres of life. This is not the problem of a single country, but of the entire intellectual world. Again I repeat that the crisis in civilization today is due to the intellectual extravaganza of these hypocrites." (AFPS-6) So this is not a new thing, with their intellectual extravaganza jinanis have a tendency to make diseased & faulty theories that misguide the people. And that is exactly what this editor has done. Due to his own defective thinking, he is telling people that bliss is to be found in the subtle layers of material objects when in fact all bliss comes only from Him-- not from crude objects like shawls etc.
[#2] The second reason why this jinani editor went off the wrong track is that he is foolishly analysing the sadhaka's statements and literally analysing the sadhaka's actions. For instance, in that discourse, Baba is filling that sadhaka's mind with immense bliss and the sadhaka is giving replies to various questions and holding onto one shawl. But one should not then form an analysis based on that sadhaka's retorts nor should one think that the cause is due to crude material articles like one shawl. Because due to His grace that sadhaka is experiencing something that is far, far beyond human understanding and expression. And in that state-- bereft of any words or capacity to describe the situation-- the sadhaka may utter senseless phrases because he is in such an indescribable state of bliss. Baba says, "During this sama'dhi, sa'dhakas experience indescribable bliss. They totally forget their human existence and feel oneness with Parama' Prakrti or with Paramashiva. One cannot utter anything except some inarticulate sounds through the sides of the mouth." (TK-2) Thus when analysing Baba's demonstrations on sadhakas, one must not look to the sadhaka to find answers about what is going on. One must not think that, 'Oh the sadhaka is touching a shawl', and that shawl is the reason or cause, and one must not think that 'the sadhaka said blissful dust', so that is what it must be. Rather one must think that Baba is gracing that sadhaka and bringing him closer to Parama Purusa. And for that reason the sadhaka's mind is totally immersed in bliss. Unfortunately this devotional understanding was lost on that jinani editor, so instead he wrote his own misguided intellectual analysis of the demonstration based on his own crude motor and sensory organs. The jinani editor saw a shawl and thought that was the cause and that the bliss was inside the shawl. This is what he wrote in that footnote that now appears in Baba's book, Ananda Vacanamrtam part 31
When such irresponsible editorial footnotes have been printed in Baba's divine books, then there is no other option than to remove them entirely from His books. Because such faulty footnotes give a wrong understanding to the reader. They are a hindrance to understanding AM ideology and wrongly portray what Baba wants to say. That is why the only option is to rip out such misguided footnotes from Baba's holy books. That is the first step. And then later-- with a cool and devotional mind-- if it is felt that really an explanation is needed, then as a community we can all discuss about the best way to do this. But no one should hastily put their own crude understanding and paste it as a footnote like this one editor Dada did. That is not proper and should be undone at the earliest.
Everything in this universe is grounded in His divine grace. He is causeless and His grace is causeless and there is no second explanation behind this universe. And that is the underlying essence of all His demonstrations and every AM discourse. Unfortunately, one jinani editor went searching for his own silly hypothesis with his little brain, and the consequence is that what he wrote in his footnote is unacceptable. The reality is that the Ranchi demonstration of 1969 is only about one idea-- that the causeless grace of Parama Purusa is beyond human expression and understanding, and that when one's mind is elevated and feels His grace then everything in this universe is blissful. Baba says, "'Out of the grace of the supreme, the universe has emerged; due to His grace, the universe preserves its existence; and because of His grace, everything will finally dissolve in Him.' So the final word in the realm of spirituality is the supreme grace of Parama Purus'a. Intelligent people will understand this supreme truth and move accordingly. It is true not only in the physical level, nor in the physico-psychic level, nor in the psychic, nor in the psycho-spiritual level, but in all levels." (SS-18) Namaskar Parashram
The editor who wrote this footnote is Dada Acyutananda and he is the one who got it pasted into Baba's book, Ananda Vacanamratm part 31 in the chapter titled, 'Abhidhya'na Sama'dhi'. And it is this footnote, as well as others like it, that must be removed from our AM books. Here then is that actual footnote that is now printed in AV-31 that this editor Dada wrote. "Abhidhya'na sama'dhi is attained through a meditation process wherein physical objects come to be perceived in increasingly subtle ways. Thus a sa'dhaka might perceive only the normal solid integrity of a shawl when his or her mind is in a normal state; but when his or her mind becomes a bit elevated, might perceive the shawl as having been “powdered down”, or pulverized, into dust. Later on it will appear still further powdered down into its component subatomic particles (“ions” in philosophical language). And finally when the mind becomes maximally elevated, the sa'dhaka will perceive a solid object as the consciousness that it intrinsically is. At that stage the touch of a solid object will be like the touch of Supreme Consciousness, carrying with it the bliss of Supreme Consciousness." –Eds. That is the entire footnote that Dada A wrote and by reading it it is quite clear that our editor Dada thinks that one can find bliss in the shawl. Or at least that is what he wrote, when in fact all bliss comes from Him and one realises this when their mind is in an elevated state by His grace.
****************************************** Ultravarious to Ideology
Baba says, "You should remember that a situation will never arise in this world which will give you cause for fear. It has been said that Parama Purusa is the fear of fear. That is, fear is as afraid of Parama Purusa as humans are afraid of fear." "Ananda Marga is essentially Tantra-orientated, it too, has a few special features of its own. As I have said previously, our ideology maintains that no-one need be afraid of anything under any circumstances. If anyone does get afraid, it should be understood that he is doing something ultravarious to our ideology." (Kolkata, 14 November 1978)

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