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Prout: Mother Tongue Brings $$$

From: Gagan " To: AM-GLOBAL Subject: Prout: Mother Tongue Brings $$$ Date: Tue 08 Jul 2008 23:11:39 -0000 Baba 'Prabha'ter ravi bale ghuma'ye theko na' a'ra...' - P.S. 4703 Purport: Baba, by Your divine grace, the sun of the new dawn is giving the message: 'O human beings don't remain asleep in slumber anymore. You have a huge amount of work to do. A whole mountain's worth of work is in front of you t. Don't day-dream anymore; remove your lethargy. O' human beings, open your eyes and look toward the crying world at least once. Since ages & ages you have been sleeping in darkness. The whole night you were dreaming. Now do not sleep anymore-- this is not the time for lethargy and sleep. Get up. Serve those who are getting tortured and crying by removing their heavy load of pain and suffering. Look, the crimson dawn is spreading divine effulgence, everything is shining. The bright and glorious day is not far anymore. It is fast approaching. The day is coming when people will be liberated from all sorts of bondages, there will not be any pain or torture or exploitation. Everyone will enjoy blissful life. On the peak of the mountain birds are chirping and spreading this divine message. O' humans beings, the crimson dawn is knocking at your door, march ahead toward your cherished goal...
Namaskar, In this early part of the 21st century, our world is changing quickly. In all spheres of life, changes are taking place. Amidst it all, it is a time we should bear in mind Baba's explicit teaching about the importance of all languages-- about the great significance of one's mother tongue. Because in this era of extreme capitalism, where making money and getting financial security is in the uppermost of people's minds, we are seeing certain communities giving up their native language, thinking this will bring them riches. Tragically, losing one's mother tongue only opens the door for more socio-economic exploitation, not more trips to the bank. Thus this language issue, i.e. mother tongue, is key to developing a healthy, world-based humanity and we should bring awareness to Baba's unique teaching on this crucial matter.
Back in the 1970's when India was doing its census report, Baba strictly guided everyone to participate and indicate that their mother tongue-- not any state language-- was their language. Because those days, the then government of India did not recognise many of the native Indian languages and was merely treating them as dialects-- leading to the suppression of those indigenous languages and those people as well. Baba adamantly opposed this and insisted that all mother tongues be recognised as veritable languages. Because if anyone's mother tongue is written off, pushed aside, or suppressed-- then that spells disaster for those people.
Baba says, "No mother tongue should be suppressed. If a mother tongue is suppressed, the consequences are most dangerous...Human beings best express themselves through their mother tongue. If people’s mother tongue is suppressed, it is equivalent to strangling them. The suppression of people’s mother tongue is a sin." (PNS-16) Yet tragically, all around the globe-- from eastern Europe to the Philippines, from India to Alaska-- people are giving in and willfully neglecting their mother tongue, much to the delight of the exploiters.
In so many lands, the race is on for capital gain. Capitalism is spreading and everyone wants to cash-in on this lottery. To do so, people think they need to walk like capitalists, talk like capitalists, dress like capitalists, and speak like capitalists. Thus for economic gain, people are tossing aside their mother tongue and adopting the prevailing language of capitalists: English. All because they want to make money. However, instead of strengthening their stand, these people are walking right into the trap of those capitalist exploiters. Because in losing their mother tongue and stripping themselves of their culture, those local people develop a huge inferiority complex about who they are and invite terrible manipulation by capitalist blood-suckers. This is the veritable law. Here Baba sheds light on the real effect of between recognising one's mother tongue and capital gain. Baba says, "Now, let us observe if there is a close relationship between language and socioeconomic progress and cultural development. I have already said that language is the vehicle of inner thoughts and ideas. Naturally it is inseparably linked with the pra'na' dharma or fundamental characteristics of human beings. The way people can express their thoughts and ideas in their own mother tongue cannot be done in any other language. People feel uneasy when they speak in a language other than their mother tongue. If they constantly feel such uneasiness, their pra'n'a shakta or vital energy will be disturbed. Consequently their vital force will be weakened. In such circumstance a sort of psychological crisis will occur in the collective mental body as well as in the individual mind. This will result in the emergence of inferiority complexes which will cause debility in the human mind. Those people whose language is suppressed lose their moral courage, initiative and power to protest. Ultimately a defeatist psychology develops in them, and as a group such people face the prospect of total annihilation." (AFPS-9) So Baba has issued a clear-cut warning. Losing one's mother tongue will lead one into social and financial ruination. Because the ruling corporate agencies of this 21st century will be in prime position to exploit such persons to the very bone-- to the very marrow. Yet to get an investment banking job, to work tech support, to become the local representative of Google, to become an engineer for Exxon-Mobil, to design for Tata, to apply for jobs on the internet, to climb the corporate latter, citizens everywhere are throwing away their native styles and languages and adopting the language of the dominant so-called culture. They think they need to do this in order to "get ahead". What they do not realise though is by giving up their language or by giving in to the exploiters in this way, they lose their inner strength. All of a sudden person may look like they are ready to succeed because they are sipping a martini in one hand and speaking English into the cell phone in their other, but ultimately they will be robbed of their inner vitality. And rather than making any real money, they will become exploited tools in the hands of those top capitalists. They will work night and day in the capitalist enterprise thinking that great things are going on but they will see that at the end of the year all they have to show for it is debt-- no savings and no financial security. Because capitalism puts the common man into debt. Wherever capitalism exists, there is huge debt. The US is in debt as a nation; the American people are in debt-- unable to afford their food, homes, or health care-- and indeed, wherever capitalism has taken root, there is debt and poverty. No doubt in the beginning, a few may make a few pennies or a few rupees and think that capitalism is great. But that slippery dream does not last long. It fades away very quickly and then the grim reality sets in. Thus trading in one's mother tongue and cultural values for the paradise of capitalism is not a smart idea. Not only will one not make financial progress, but they will be robbed of their very identity, spirit, and respect as well. That is Baba's severe warning. Baba says, "Those people whose language is suppressed lose their moral courage, initiative and power to protest. Ultimately a defeatist psychology develops in them, and as a group such people face the prospect of total annihilation." (AFPS-9)
To succeed in this world, one must have proper footing-- a proper base: Self-confidence, self-respect etc. That means one must give credibility to their mother tongue and not allow any exploiter to take it away or suppress it. Then one will be in a position to do great things on this earth and be a success in all the realms of life, including a financial success. In contrast, if one loses their mother tongue and succumbs to feelings of inferiority, then they are inviting socio-economic ruination. That is Baba's fundamental guideline & warning. Yet so many around the globe are falling into this trap. So we should sound the call and encourage one and all to maintain their native language, and with it their dignity and self-esteem. Then they will have the ability to advance economically.
By Baba's grace, the teachings of Prout will grant everyone essential rights and give respect to everyone's native culture and language, thereby empowering everyone to lead a life of prosperity: Economic, social, and spiritual. Baba says, "PROUT is the panacea for the integrated progress of human society. It aims to bring about equilibrium and equipoise in all aspects of socio-economic life through totally restructuring economics. Without PROUT, socio-economic emancipation will remain a utopian dream. Only PROUT can save the world from depression." (Proutist Economics) Namaskar, Gagan
Baba says, "What does mother tongue mean? That language in which we can freely, smoothly and spontaneously express our ideas in an unobstructed environment, just as we feel loving closeness with our own mother while in conversation, is our mother tongue." (AFPS-9)
Here below Baba clearly states the proper way in which any nation should address this linguistic issue. Baba says, "India is a multi-lingual and multi-religious country. If a particular regional language is declared the national language, it would be very detrimental to the overall welfare of the country. Rather, all the languages spoken in India should be recognized and encouraged. In this regard, India should follow the example of some other countries. In Switzerland, for instance, four languages are recognized as state languages – German, Italian, French and Romansch – although more than twice as many people speak German than the total speaking the other three languages. This is the correct approach, as it does not go against the collective psychology of the people." (PNS-16) Thus, our Proutistic stand is to give credence to all mother tongues of a land, thus ensuring respect, opportunity, and dignity to all.
******************************************** How Meaningful
Baba says, "A jiiva is manifested out of Paramashiva as a jiiva in human body-- or rather, simultaneously in the Cosmic Body and in a human body. Each and every microcosmic structure is like a universe. Hence the yoga of scriptures say, Traelokye ya'ni bhu'ta'ni ta'ni dehatah-- 'Whatever exists in the universe exists in your small structure as well." (DKG, p.19)

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