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Worshipers of Status Quo & Dogma

Date: Sun, 09 Nov 2008 23:39:41 To: From: "Pavitra" pwKlauss@springnet... Subject: Worshipers of Status Quo & Dogma Baba "Tumi ga'n go ka'ha'r tare badhir kare rekhe dhara're..." (P.S. 1972) Purport: Baba, in this cosmic play of Yours, You go on singing Your divine songs to attract devotees. Even then I do not know for whom You are singing. Baba, Your divine songs are pervading throughout this entire vast cosmos; Your songs are permeating each and every loka. Baba, nothing else is audible except Your divine song. O' Baba, by Your melodious call You have made everyone deaf. Baba, You come and go; and You smile and lovingly look upon one and all with Your infinite compassion. But unfortunately nobody can see You. Baba, because of Your songs, the whole world is melodic. With Your tune, rhythm, & melody, You saturate this entire universe with divine nectar. Everyone is immersed in Your music. Baba, when You come close then You shower Your grace abundantly. In spite of that it is impossible for me to become one with You-- because of my own faults & shortcomings. Baba, You are completely captivating: Your coming and going in dhyana, Your sweet smile, and Your charming look-- all this deeply touches my heart. Baba, You are most attractive. O' Parama Purusa You are the universal mind (Vishvama'nas); You destroy and wipe away all cimmerian darkness and staticity; and You shower Your divine effulgence. Baba, You lovingly hold each and every atom and molecule in Your heart. Baba, everything resides within You. Baba, with Your divine song You have captivated this entire universe. It is Your causeless grace... Note: Parama Purusa attracts devotees in various ways-- such as through the song of His divine flute. And that is what has been expressed in the above song.
Namaskar, On Nov 18, 19, & 20, there is a global meeting being held in Alibag, near Mumbai India. Of course all in our Marga wish for there to be peace and harmony in our AM family. At the same time, with our rational minds and good judgment, we have to carefully evaluate the best way to achieve this.
Our human society has a long history of attempting to bring people together via reformist type of gatherings. Gandhiji tried to bring all religions together under one roof in hopes of creating peace. It did not work. Various social activists tried to bring the various races together, under faulty slogans like 'separate but equal' etc, in hopes of creating peaceful co-habitation, that also did not work. Why? Because to create peace and harmony one must wipe out dogma and exploitation, and then people will be able to freely live together. But neither Gandhi nor social activists did this. Gandhi tried to give a place to all religious dogmas as if that would bring a proper outcome. And so many social activists tried to make peaceful cohabitation between white and black or between brahmins and harijans without wiping out the unjust laws that led to the existing disparities. Here the whole point is that to bring peace and tranquility in the social sphere, dogmas must be abolished. Then there can be a society in the true sense of the word. Bringing people together in hopes of creating peace without addressing the ills of the day will not be fruitful. Rather one will only be supporting the status quo, whether they realise it or not.
That is why at each and very step, Baba eradicated dogma and put forth a brilliant ideology. He never compromised with communists, capitalists, or dogmatic priests etc. He never held meetings or summits with the so-called leaders of the day. That type of black peace Baba does not appreciate. Rather He has given a high ideal and called for everyone to embrace it-- by that way dogmas get smashed to dust and a new universal feeling can be embraced by humanity. Up till 1990, this is the way things were moving in AM, and there was a lot of progress and growth. AM was dharmic. Unfortunately since 1990, we have moved in the opposite direction by falling into various sects and groupist regimes where dogmatic factional agendas govern our Marga, not the dharma of AM ideology. The way to being our Marga back on its feet is to embrace Baba's dharmic formula: Aim for a high ideal and eradicate dogma. Never are we to compromise and try to create some sort of black peace between dogmatic factions etc.
Unfortunately, the agenda of the upcoming meeting in Alibag is more of an all-groups conference, a la Gandhi's all-religions gatherings, and not a meeting of the minds on dharma. With all due respect to the organisers, Baba's approach is to wipe out the dogma of groupism and establish ourselves in universalism. But those hosting the Alibag meeting have put forth the edict that,
"No group criticism will be permitted".
In other words, the very dogmatic existence of groupism will be tolerated and honored, and the status quo shall live on. That is their condition and stipulation for the upcoming conference in Alibag: "No group criticism will be permitted". Perhaps their inner intention is something else. But according to the rule of their conference, they are walking the same path of Gandhiji, wherein extreme social discord is the only possible outcome, not peace. Maintaining and upholding the ills of the status quo can never bring relief and equality to society. That is why Baba never adopted such poorly contrived policies. Instead, Baba was always the first to put a halt to dogma and then rally everyone around a high ideal. He would never compromise with other people's lowly agenda of dogma this or dogma that. Yet, it appears the conference in Alibag is all about compromising with and accepting the dogma of groupism. Because when the very institution of groupism is being upheld by the precepts of this conference, then that means groupism itself is being sanctioned. In which case, the entire premise of the conference is to make so-called peace between the dogmatic and warring factions. Nothing more.
Before we make haste and proceed to Alibag, let us consider Baba's guidelines. I do not think the these below quotes need any introduction or explanation. Baba says, "Keep aloof from...all sorts of groupism." (Fifteen Shiilas, pt #9) Baba says, "The more their groupism and numbers increased, the more conflict developed." (AFPS-4) Baba says, "we will not be able to move ahead if we compromise with all the disparities and inequalities of collective life [like the dogma of groupism etc]. We should eradicate all these inequalities, while at the same time we move together towards our spiritual goal." (NH-LOI, Disc:6)
The organisers and attendees of the upcoming Alibag conference may indeed desire peace in our Marga, but so long as they willingly accept the existence of groupism, their aim for peace will never be achieved. One must not worship the ills of the status quo and honor dogmas like groupism. Rather we should bravely march to the universalistic ideals of AM, wiping out dogma at every step. Baba says, "All dogma must be rooted out. You should start a revolution against dogma. But to start a revolution you need courage. So gather that courage and start a revolution against dogma." (PNS-16) Namaskar, Pavitra
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Baba says, "When they [sadhakas] reach a very subtle stage of elevation, their concentrated mind-stuff speeds towards Him with the one-pointedness of an arrow. Such a mentality is called Ra'dha'." (NKS, '97 Edn, p. 53-4) Note: Some ignorant people think that Radha is a female of Vrindaban. But that is not true. 'A-grade' devotees are Radha.

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