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Depth of Their Disease

To: AM-GLOBAL Subject: Depth of Their Disease Date: Sun 07 Dec 2008 23:43:08 +0500 (IST) From: Ram Sahay Kulshresth Baba "A'jake sa'njhe madhur sa'jhe ke else go, ke ele..." (P.S. 5006) Purport: In this sweet and intoxicated evening, Who has come, Who has come? Who is that Entity Who has created this new wave in everyone's life and in everyone's heart. Those who are sitting with their doors and windows closed, please come out and forget about the differences of own and other. That divine Entity Who is always sitting in the mind, He has come in front of us. We should enjoy His august arrival all together...
Namaskar, The goal and bounden duty of every disciple is to keep all of Baba's discourses "as is"-- in their pristine state and original condition. It is not that some of His teachings should be preserved and other discourses can be changed-- that is not our way. All must be kept "as is". Baba is the Guru and all His words-- every single discourse, irregardless of the topic-- must remain in their original state. Even then, some opportunists are squirming and squiggling about this-- they want to change things according to their own agenda. In particular, this deceitful circus act is going on around Baba's AM Revolution discourse.
As we know, Baba's historic 'Ananda Marga: A Revolution' discourse is of utmost significance and importance. Here, in broad, sweeping strokes Baba is beautifully outlining some of the key aspects & fundamental components of our AM way of life. However, some-- due to their depraved outlook-- have a deep seeded plan to permanently change Baba's original discourse. And no amount of ideological reasoning and rational discussion can sway them from their unholy agenda, so it seems.
Yet in this 'AM Revolution' discourse, Baba is pointedly explaining through diverse perspectives how Ananda Marga is completely unique in the history of this earth, nay of this universe. Baba says, "Never before in the entire history of this world or the universe, if it could be known to mortals, has a system of life fully embracing the economic, social, mental and spiritual spheres ever been correlated in such closely knit society as in Ananda Marga." (PNS-11, 'AM Revolution', p.1) Hence in this 'AM Revolution' discourse Baba is defining the overall magnificence of Ananda Marga as well as revealing many of its unique elements. So this discourse holds a special place in our AM scripture.
But some have it set in their mind to purposely distort Baba's original 'Ananda Marga: A Revolution' discourse, irregardless. This is their intent and this is what they are openly lobbying for. So we should all keep a keen eye & vigilantly watch, lest certain opportunists alter Baba's AM Revolution discourse according to their selfish desires-- something they are in the process of doing at this very moment. Exactly who these "opportunists" are will become more clear as we review this whole situation.
So once again, as disciples of our Revered Sadguru, one of our explicit duties is to keep all His discourses intact-- in their original condition. This is one of our most sacred responsibilities. There should be no question of any groupism on this point. Whether H or B, whether margii or WT, that is all meaningless and not of our concern. Our sole collective objective and only motive is to maintain the sanctity and authenticity of Baba's words. All in AM should be wholly united and ready to do anything and everything to uphold this sacred responsibility. Because the singular intent is to serve Baba by preserving His discourses, as they were given. Unfortunately some have their separate opinion about this-- their own agenda. And that we will review. First let us examine the way in which Baba's discourses can be properly managed.
All along, since 90, there has been a standard system for maintaining and updating Baba's teachings. In particular, there are two fundamental pathways: #1: Printed discourses may be corrected and updated by comparing them with the original audio recording of Baba's darshan from that very day. #2: If there is no original cassette, then the discourse can be updated only by comparing it with the original printed version in the original language. There is no third option for updating any discourse. Hence to date, each and every discourse has followed one of these above two prescribed methods. In no case has any discourse been "updated" or "corrected" in any other way. Inventing some so-called third system means distorting AM scripture.
Innumerable books have been neatly & meticulously edited via approach #1, ie referencing the original audio recording. This is commonly done. Then there are various other discourses and texts that have been updated via approach #2, by comparing it with the original printed version. Such was the case with Ananda Sutram. As you may be aware, Ananda Sutram was originally given by Baba in Bengali. And after '90, updates, edits, and corrections were made to some editions of Ananda Sutram-- such as the English edition. And that is fine and well. Because a systematic approach was taken and all corrections done were based on Baba's approved original version. So in the case of updating Ananda Sutram, no opportunist is inventing some third approach by standing in the middle of the street and yelling that Baba made a fundamental error and philosophical mistake when He first gave Ananda Sutram, and, now 40 or 50 years later, that mistake needs to be corrected. No one is making such a ludicrous claim with regards to updating Ananda Sutram. Yet that is the outlandish scene going on right now with the AM Revolution discourse, because of their selfish agenda and their diseased outlook. Specifically, with regards to the 'AM Revolution' discourse, such opportunists are neither following system #1 nor #2, but rather inventing their own so-called third way for "updating" Baba's discourses. So this is all their sham-- nothing more. Here is more about this...
...With regards to the AM Revolution discourse, there is no audio tape of it as it was not recorded. Then how was it given-- how did it get printed? The discourse was originally given by Baba in English in 1957 and select devotees noted it down and got their written version approved by Baba. By that process the AM Revolution discourse first got printed in the book, "Tattvika Praveshika" in 1957-- along with several other discourses that were fully approved and to this day remain in flawless condition. From 1959 to 1990, the AM Revolution discourse was printed in various AM books, in its proper form. And then in 1987, certain Bangalistan oriented Wts secrectly altered the 1987 Bengali version. And they got away with it because the Bengali books have the smallest number of sales and smallest readership. And it was this ploy that has started the brushfire of distortion related with this unique discourse.
Unfortunately, some opportunists have singled out the AM Revolution discourse from the Tattvika Praveshika book and declared that Baba has made some very fundamental errors and philosophical mistakes in this discourse. This is their unholy & outrageous claim. In particular they are pointing towards that section where Baba is uniquely outlining margii rights and margiis' stature in AM society. According to a few opportunists, Baba "made a mistake" when He first gave this AM Revolution discourse-- so it should be corrected. This is their so-called claim. And based on this hysteria, such opportunists want to "rework"-- read as 'distort' or 'delete'-- that section about margii rights from the AM Revolution discourse. This is their scam. Because really their only intention is to permanently eliminate and alter that section of the discourse. So every rational person recognises their malefied intention and crooked plan to "rebuild" Baba's discourse according to their own opportunistic liking.
Actually this is not news to anyone. Most are aware about this point of scriptural distortion claimed by such opportunists. Here the new point is NOT that some opportunists have devised the selfish plan to permanently distort Baba's AM Revolution discourse. Rather the new point is that we should know that it is just a waste of breath to try and steer these opportunists away from their dastardly act. No fact can convince them otherwise. Such is the extreme depth of their disease. If someone is sleeping, i.e. naively making mistakes, they can be awakened to the truth, but if one is deceitfully pretending to be asleep, i.e.intentionally distorting Baba's books, then it is mostly impossible to awakend such persons. That is the extreme situation we face with certain WTs about the distortion done to the AM Revolution discourse. Their disease is so severe we cannot cure them.
Telling such opportunists not to alter Baba's original teaching about margii rights from the AM Revolution discourse is just like... (a) Telling one Muslim mullah living in Mecca to give up the idea of honouring Mecca as a pilgrimage site. Or, it is like... (b) Telling one Hindu priest in Varanasi that Varanasi is not a holy city and that the Ganges is not a holy river. Or it is just like... (c) Trying to convince the Pope that Rome is not the gateway to heaven. Doing all these things-- trying to convince such persons-- is utterly useless. Same with trying to convince those opportunists about not changing Baba's AM Revolution discourse. Because they are doing this for money and for prestige. They do not care about the truth or the sanctity of Baba's discourses. No matter what we say, no matter how rational and logical our arguments, such opportunists will continue to harbour and pursue their malefied plan of ruining Baba's original discourse. This is their proven history. Yet we cannot allow such heinous acts to occur because as disciples of Shrii Shrii Anandamurtiji, we have the explicit responsibility of preserving His each and every discourse. Including the ones that those opportunists want to destroy.
So if due to their extremely diseased outlook we are unable convince those opportunists about the severity of their crime... ...Our duty then is to make those aware who are innocent, i.e. those who do not know Baba's original teaching but have an earnest desire to learn. We should bring such persons into the "know". We should do our pracar work about the veracity and importance of Baba's original discourse with such well-intentioned, common people-- not with those opportunistic gents. So we are to educate those who want to know the facts-- only by this way can we save and preserve Baba's AM Revolution discourse. This is our course. It is NOT our duty to try & convince those underhanded opportunists. They are never going to be convinced about the audacity of their dirty agenda. This discussion has been going on for 18 years and we are not going to be able to cure them. They are too sunken in their selfish agenda. Such is the depth of their disease. Only those sincere persons should be taught the proper way, then things will be alright. Our duty is to keep Baba's discourse in proper shape and print them "as is".
By Baba's grace He has blessed us with a perfect body of scripture and given us the special responsibility of keeping them in tact. This is His very gracious blessing on us and we are bound to be successful. Baba says, "The scriptures containing spiritual injunctions must be totally flawless. And the pioneering personality must be a strict and benevolent guardian with unyielding conviction." (NSS p.200, Edn 1995) Namaskar, Ram Sahay
Any individual-- be they margii or wt-- who subscribes to the belief that Baba's original delivery of AM Revolution is flawed and therefore needs to be changed, any such person is a flaming opportunist. In particular such deceitful persons cling desperately to PK Dada's outlandish report that Baba admitted that His original AM Revolution discourse is wrong and that He corrected it by reissuing that discourse through some unofficial magazines-- which themselves are no longer in existence. And based on this spotty basis, Baba's historic AM Revolution discourse should be changed permanently. Anyone who adopts such a concocted approach-- and there are people out there like this-- then they are a tried and true opportunist. And their malified intention is to distort Baba's original AM Revolution discourse.
Here is the original paragraph that they want to delete from Baba's original discourse. Baba says, "Ananda Marga does not discriminate between a family person and a sannyasi (renunciate). The place given to a family person in our Marga is greater than the place given to a sannyasi, based on the reason that the former is not dependent on anyone for his or her maintenance, while the sannyasi has to depend on others. A family person is like a strong tree which is self-supporting, while the sannyasi is like the vine which twines around the tree for its support. A family person therefore deserves more respect than a sannyasi, according to the trend of thought in Ananda Marga. This itself is a revolutionary idea. No philosopher or thinker, whether eastern or western, had ever dared to declare a family person as deserving more respect than a hermit or a sannyasi. It needed the courage of a revolutionary to say so." (PNS-11, p.7) Tragically thus far they have removed this above paragraph from the Hindi and Bengali editions of Prout etc as well as from the English Electronic Edition of Baba's books.
********************************************* One Riddle
Baba says, "Once King Akbar said, 'Birbal, can you please tell me something which will make a happy man unhappy and an unhappy man happy?' Birbal replied, 'Aesa' din nahi rahega'-- This day will not last forever'. (AV-4, p. 80)

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