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Social Issue: Inherent Contradiction

To: AM-GLOBAL From: Arati Date: Wed, 28 May 2008 23:42:25 -0000 Subject: Social Issue: Inherent Contradiction Baba "A'ma'r sakal dukher ma'jhe ele tumi dukhaharan'..." (PS 1421) Purport: O' Baba, You are Dukhaharan'. I was surrounded by sorrows & suffering; I was in big problem; my life was unbearable. I was completely miserable. But now, by Your grace, to save me, You have come with Your gazing eyes, silent footsteps, loving smile, and sweet face. Baba, by Your divine advent You have blessed me and rescued me by wiping away all my troubles and suffering. Baba, completely depending upon You with full surrender, in that very distressed and helpless condition, I was calling You and looking towards You. Raising both my hands in surrender I told, 'Baba, please save me; You are my only shelter. If You will not save me then who will.' Then at that moment You rescued me by showering Your grace. Baba, when I look around I see that because of Your gracious presence this entire universe has become vibrated & charged. The whole sky is enveloped in Your divine effulgence and my mind and heart is drenched in Your love. Baba, holding Your lotus feet, I sing Your glory in my heart and surrender to You...
Namaskar, Our job as Ananda Margiis is to keep abreast of all the issues of the day and formulate our stand based on dharma. Ours is not the voice of any political party, of any church, of any group agenda, of any business enterprise, or any lobbyist agency. Our stand is that of Lord Shrii Shrii Anandamurtiji. Thus on each and every current social trend and issue of debate, we are to formulate our view based on His teaching. We are to overlook who is saying what and instead delve into the very heart of the matter and understand that issue for what it is-- and then give a response based on the golden teachings of AM. That is our duty and that is how the society will grow in a dharmic way, by His grace.
By now the point is quite clear: Over the weeks and months, numerous letters have clearly shown how abortion is totally against human dharma and against Ananda Marga. We respect the inherent and God-given rights of each and every being in this universe. And when that unborn fetus is a living, breathing entity, then naturally we are to respect its right to come into form and take birth on this earth. That unborn soul also has its dharma to become great. And as we all know, without a human body, a soul cannot progress on the path of spirituality. Even the devas must take birth in order to advance and contribute something lasting. So human birth is something sacred and not to be denied to anyone-- including that unborn fetus. That is Baba's divine stand that we should honor and preach.
Those so-called pro-choicers, or proponents of the so-called right to an abortion, make all sorts of lame claims. They say that a woman's body is her own and she can do with it what she likes, yet as we all know that is false as each and every thing in this universe is the property of Parama Purusa and it must be treated according to His will. They say that an unborn fetus is not yet a human being-- it is not developed and not alive. They say it only comes to be alive once it emerges from the mother's womb. That is another of their false claims. And that is what is going to be addressed here. As we know, that living being in the form of the unborn fetus thinks, eats, sleeps, and breathes while inside the mother's womb. It is totally alive. And here is proof of the hypocrisy of abortion. Medical science has proven that if a baby emerges from the womb prematurely, say at 22 weeks or so, then doctors and medical professionals are capable of keeping that human baby alive. Although that premature babe only weighs one pound and is very small, when it is put in an incubator and given life-support mechanisms in the form of oxygen and nutrition, then that baby can not only survive but grow into a healthy, fully-developed human being. Yet side by side, in their full-blown hypocrisy, certain abortion specialists are aborting babies at 24 weeks-- two weeks after premature babies are being born and surviving. And those medical associates are laying claim that since the baby is not born it is not alive and therefore it can be aborted. This is the sheer hypocrisy about the issue of abortion. On the one side medical science is clearly showing that a 22-week old baby can emerge from the womb as a living, breathing entity and grow into a healthy human being, and on the other side medical staffers are aborting unborn babies at 24 weeks and giving the false logic that the baby is not yet alive as it has not been born. In that case, who can believe or have any faith on those abortion agencies-- whose only aim is to justify their faulty stand and make money by taking the life away from unborn souls. Of course, no baby at any stage should be aborted-- since as soon as the egg is fertilised then human life starts, at that very instant. But as clear proof of the hypocrisy of abortion, doctors are saving 22 week old new borns, and side by side aborting 24 week old fetuses.
For society to grow, for humanity to awaken from its slumber, the word of dharma must vibrate throughout our human culture. So long as it does not, humanity will remain as a mere shadow of what it can be. So on this issue of abortion our stand must be clear and it must be heard, and we must not worry if our stand is similar to certain right-wing church activists, nor should we be concerned if our stand is opposed to so-called progressives. Our only aim is that our stand should be consonant with dharma. Hence on the issue of abortion our view is quite clear: Abortions are anti-dharmic measures that rob a living, breathing unborn fetus of its life. So no matter the social circumstances, whether a teen becomes pregnant or whether it happens to a nun, or whatever the case may be, in no way, shape or form are we ever to condone the killing of that defenseless, helpless human babe.
Baba says, "Modern, educated people must be liberated from all sources of dogma and petty isms. They should reject the worn out shackles of the past and welcome the new, crimson dawn with an open mind. This will prepare the way for all-round success in human life, and the attainment of the highest fulfillment." (PNS-16) Namaskar, Arati
**************************************** Health Guideline: Knowing the Root Cause
Baba says, "Due to weakness of the digestive fluids, the blood gets contaminated by acids, or if one is suffering from constipation, then different organs of the body also become weak. In such a condition, due to weakness of the lungs, the nervous system controlling the lungs also suffers from debility and finally the bronchial tubes as well become weak. That is the time when asthma becomes fully manifest." (YT, p.62) 1. In the above quote Baba is revealing the fact that the root cause of asthma is poor and improper digestion. 2. Unfortunately nowadays the only commonly available pathy is allopathy. But allopathic knowledge is so shallow that such doctors do not know about the real cause; hence they treat the patient in a very superficial way. With asthma they only address it as it presents itself on the bronchial tubes. By this way asthma never gets cured from the root-- i.e. from the manipura cakra. 3. So health conscious people should choose the pathy very carefully. We have to evaluate to what degree allopathic science is trustworthy, suitable, and helpful.

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