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Don't Divide...Keep Unified

Date: 27 Apr 2008 22:19:35 -0000 From: "Gurucharan Yadav" To: AM-GLOBAL Subject: Don't Divide...Keep Unified Baba "Jyoti-ujjval pra'n'occhal tumi priya..." (P.S. 2229) Purport: Baba, O Parama Purusa, You are the controller of the universe. You are the brilliant effulgence-- full of vitality & saturated with the love. Baba, You are my dearmost. By Your own glory You are glorified; O Parama Purusa You are ever-adorable. Baba, I do not have the strength to catch hold of You. With my little strength and with whatever means I have, I try to catch You-- but it is impossible for me. Instead I remain engrossed in my own self-- unit "I". This 'unit I' is preventing me from coming close to You. Baba, please transform my 'I-feeling', make it Yours. With my own strength I will not be able to get You. With the thread of the spider's web I will not be able to bind You and hold You. Because of this, please by Your causeless grace, please allow Yourself to get held. This is my only request to You. Please keep this open for Your consideration. Baba, in my mind, in my heart, I have deep longing for You-- to have You. Please grant me this by Your causeless grace. Please come in my shravan, manan, niddidhyasan, & dhyana and make me Yours...
Namaskar, Certainly in the near future our AM society will be one shining example for all the world to see. That is sure. But by looking around nowadays it is quite evident that the current state of our AMPS is not up to the proper standard, i.e. not up to Baba's standard. In such circumstances, we have full right then to raise the matter and make efforts to correct and solve the problems. That much every Ananda Margii has the right to do. But to take it upon oneself to divide the organisation or incite further division-- that is the worst type of maneuver. Unfortunately various group leaders are involved in this nasty scheme.
For example, just picture this. Suppose someone has a headache. In that condition, for them to chop off their own head is not the solution. Rather they should be given some medicine in order to relieve their headache.
Similarly, nowadays our organisation is also in problem. And certain separatist groups want to divide AMPS and by their divisive propaganda some innocent people are swayed. Even then those separatists attempt to claim that they are not dividing. Because even to their selfish ears it sounds harsh. So they try to cover it up. That is what some camps are doing. Then of course in the other corner, the current so-called administration is far, far off the track. That much is also obvious. Even then the bottom line is that splitting AMPS into pieces will make things more chaotic, not better. Maintaining unity is our way.
Thus we should follow Baba's teaching in both the directions. That is those who are sitting in the top chairs should be forced to adhere to Baba's guidelines. This much we can certainly demand. And by external pressure they will be forced to change to exit the post. That is half the equation. Then on the other side we should ensure that no one divides or further divides the organisation. And that is one extremely critical point about which Baba has warned us numerous times: "Don't Divide...Keep Unified".
Here further are more circumstances and we should see to what degree these are consistent with Baba's teachings or not. 1. Should we allow that in each and every country there will be a different Ananda Marga. Is this consistent with Baba's teachings of forming one human society. 2. By dividing His organisation how far are we obeying Ista. And if we are not following Baba's ideal, then how is He going to be pleased and how will we establish His mission. 3. Always Baba is in our heart, mind, and soul, He is everything. Yet His most basic, mandatory teaching about unity has gotten overlooked. Because some groupist bandits have started their own very negative nefarious trend of division. And some selfish ACB members and innocent persons have gotten swept up into that division flow. Around town a few passive witnesses are just speechless thinking that it is fine. But we should think again about whether this is really okay or not. 4. Now in this ultra-modern society people are more free to do as they like, but we should see how far we are following Baba's teaching. That is our approach: Following Guru, not individualistic or selfish schemas. 5. If we do not attempt to clean the organisation and instead just divide it, such that in each and every country there is separate AM-- then how can we be confirmed that in those countries AM will not get divided. And if AMPS does get divided in each and every country then in the near future each and every state will have its own organisation with the same name-- AM. And when that state level AMPS cannot be maintained then each and every block or village will have its separate organisation. And one step further by dividing AMPS again then indeed each and every individual will have their own AM organisation. In this way the approach of dividing goes on and on. 6. Nowadays in this ultra-modern era to do anything great, unity is needed. That is why in all the realms of life people are trying to unite. Even selfish people are uniting such that political factions and corporations are merging together, for their own selfish interest. This we see happening every day-- because even crude, capitalistic people understand that unity is the only answer. That is the only pathway to success 7. Without one human society, humanity's problems cannot be solved. Nor can the problems of AMPS be solved. 8. So we have to see how far those involved in division are correct-- or not. We should see how far they are following Baba's ideals by dividing the organisation.
On this entire issue here following are some of Baba's significant teachings: 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) Baba says, "Always remain united and organised. Solve all problems big and small in a united way. Advise every Ananda Margii to remain united at all times." (Point #31 of '32 Rules for Avadhu'tas') Baba says, "Human Society is one and indivisible, don't try to divide it. Each and every individual should be looked upon as the manifestation of the Cosmic Entity." (Ananda Vanii, #21) 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) Baba says, "Those who indulged in vain criticism and slandering instead of trying to remove the factors diving the human race, created even more problems for society. That's why there is more disunity than unity in the human society today." (Human Society is One and Indivisible-2) Baba says, "The marching together of all in unison is termed as the society..." (Ananda Vanii, #24) 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) Baba says, "Remaining together is natural for you, and to remain disunited is something unnatural. You know well that unnaturality is not tolerated by Prakrti. Unnaturality is ultimately destroyed. So it is natural for human beings to live together and to make a great Universe. By not doing so, and by mutual fight, all will be destroyed. This is the law of Prakrti. Hence, united you will have to remain, this is your duty. So that the people of the world may remain united, it is your duty to bring the Mahavishva as soon as possible." (MHB, p. 53) Baba says, "The only way to establish universalism is to bring about mental expansion through spiritual practice. The inculcation of the spiritual outlook will not only strengthen the boundaries between nations but will lead to the establishment of a universal state, a global nation, with a common thread of unity and aspiration. That nation will be known as the human nation." (AFPS-2) Baba says, "The following ensures unity in society-- a common ideal, a casteless society, collective social functions and no capital punishment." (PNS-3) Here Baba guides us what our outlook should be: "We are all the children of the same Father, we are all members of the same family. By fighting against all kinds of evil forces, we will establish the glory of our Father and the glory of our family." (Point #13 of 'Fourteen Points') Baba says, "Continuously inspire and encourage the common bonds of unity and thus strengthen humanity. Only then will the human society become one and indivisible. Only then will it be worthy of being called a 'human society'." (Prout-7, p. 27) In this important time, we should deeply reflect upon & follow Guru's mandates.
Baba says, "There will be peace and happiness in the Universe, and, established in one indivisible ideology, humanity will march ahead toward the Supreme Goal. Victory be with you!" (MHB) Namaskar, Gurucharan
In times like these, certain people get caught up in a dilemma. Means they do not know what to do; they are unsure how to proceed. In that case, such persons-- those lacking in devotion-- get swayed by one or another justifications or false reasoning etc. And in that way they end up following the negative path In comparison, those more linked with Ista, those more established in devotion get some internal pull in the right direction. Or some feeling of suffocation comes which makes them feel averse to the negative path. So in both the conditions they are saved. Means for some or other reason they do not get lulled into following any negative party. And inside their heart gets more and more attracted dharmic ideals. This is how it works for devotees. But for those more externally oriented-- those with less devotion-they cannot decide for themselves how to escape from the dilemma, the quandary. Nor are they capable of receiving any guideline from within. In that confusion then they instead rely on faulty propaganda and in that way they get latched up with the wrong path. Whereas devotees get internal guidelines that keeps them on the path of dharma. Like this, dharma has its own special way of working. Indeed Baba guides us dharma works secretly. So when one is caught in dilemma and the mind gets fused by all the logic and reasoning, then best is to see with the heart, i.e. with the inner human feeling which is based on benevolence and welfare to all. Means those with a devotional heart will move in the dharmic way.
In the past Lord Krsna's stated purpose was to bring together all the disparate parts of the then fractured India: Baba says, "Lord Krsna thought that if He combined all [the separate kingdoms] there would be collective spirit in the true sense of the term." (MHB, p.7) And likewise today Baba Himself has sent out the clarion call to build up one unified human society. So Baba's expressed purpose is to unify the entire humanity.
Here again Baba is reminding us of the oneness of humanity.
"Ja'gat juriya' ek ja'te a'che..."
Baba says, "Throughout the world there is only one race. Its name is the Human Race. All are nourished with the same milk of Mother Earth. The sun and the moon are the companions of all." (PNS-7, p. 18)
****************************************** Mecca Pilgrimage
Baba says, "People generally want to live without intense sadhana in the spiritual sphere and without much effort in the mundane sphere. When people seek to acquire fortune or attain salvation without proper effort, then they try to remove their sins by visiting the so-called holy places." (NSS) Note 1: Right now the Haj or holy pilgrimage has begun for the Muslims as they make their way to Mecca. In their dogmatic view, they think that reaching to Mecca means getting closer to God. For this reason, millions of Muslims engage every year in this tour to Mecca. And tragically it is not uncommon for some or more to be stampeded to death. Rather than rectifying this problem those Muslims simply believe that those who died in the stampede reached directly to heaven. This is their misguided outlook. Hindus have a similar viewpoint with regards to the Khumba Mela. Of course in AM, on various levels we feel that such pilgrimages are terribly detrimental. That is why in AM we do not have any tiirthas; we do not subscribe to the holy land syndrome. That is the basic difference: by going to Mecca Muslims feel they are coming closer to God whereas in AM we feel always close God since He is in our heart. Unfortunately the followers of the dogmatic religions do not understand this slightly subtle point. Note 2: It is well known that Muslims always pray facing towards Mecca. Because the earth spins on it axis as well as revolves around the sun, this practice of facing towards Mecca could become problematic when Islamic people start living on the Moon or on other planets etc. What do you think.

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