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A Nagging Issue: The Book...

From: "Girish Chandra Mitra" To: Subject: A Nagging Issue: The Book... Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2009 23:48:43 Baba "Toma'r ka'che ca'i na' kono ma'n, ca'i na' kono yash..." (P.S. 825) Purport: Baba, by Your grace I am not asking for any name, fame, or prestige from You. These types of desires I do not have. By Your grace, I do not want to plunge myself into the vanity of all those worldly things. Rather I want to keep my mind exclusively focused upon Your lotus feet. This devotional longing I have, by Your grace. Baba, since the crimson rays of the dawn, You have colored my days with the rainbow color. You have decorated everything. It is Your grace. When evening falls, then I feel Your close proximity and Your divine dance. I see Your liila in the form of countless stars shining in the sky. Baba, all the time You are with me-- in all the spheres of my life. You make everything charming and colorful. Baba, what You have graciously done for me is enough. You have granted me everything. By hearing the chirping of the birds, I listen to Your songs. In this way, I feel Your blissful presence. And when the sky is covered with clouds and by the dance of the peacock, You create beauty in my life. Baba, everywhere I feel Your divine grace-- Your eternal presence in this divine liila. Baba, You are behind each and every expression of this universe. You are in every form. Everywhere I feel Your presence. I am never alone. In my good days and bad times, always You are with me. And in this way everything becomes meaningful and joyful. Baba, You are so gracious...
Namaskar, Certainly every Ananda Margii knows that Baba's Prout philosophy is the guiding light for building a universal human society. Because Prout paves the way for everyone's progress and welfare by exposing and finally eradicating all forms of exploitation, including communism, socialism, and leftist philosophies. Unfortunately, nowadays in the general society some are coming to know about Prout though the book "After Capitalism", wherein one presents Prout in a different way-- one which sacrifices the ideals of Prout. When in fact this book "After Capitalism..." drifts far away from our path. Because Dadaji writes in such a way as if Prout, Marxism and Communism are all complementary. As if Prout accepts and is sympathetic to the communist approach. But true Ananda Margiis know well that: (a) Baba strongly condemns communism/Marxism; (b) that negative philosophies of Marxism/communism have nothing to do with our Prout; (c) that communism has caused untold harm and destruction in this world.
Tragically, by compromising Prout's stand and accepting the exploitative ways of communism, Dada has sacrificed our Prout Philosophy-- thus creating a very dangerous situation. Because by allowing communists to live under the banner of our Prout philosophy, society will not be able to move along the path of progress. Baba says, "Liberation from exploitation is impossible when the exploiters themselves find shelter in the philosophy." (PNS-21, p. 63) Here exploiters means communist/Marxist party dictators, leaders, and cadres. And philosophy means this Dada's defective presentation of Prout. Because when our Dada is propagating Prout he does not point out the inherent evils of communism. In that case Dadaji has given shelter to communists to live there in his philosophy. That is the point of danger. In his book he is accusing only capitalists, as if only the capitalistic philosophy and practices are harmful to the society. In this way communists have found a refuge in Dadaji's presentation of Prout. Indeed this place was made for communists by Dadaji himself, or so it seems. That is why communists, leftists, and Marxist leaders are publicly supporting Dada Maheshvarananda's stand and showering him with praise. And the overall outcome is that when these communist exploiters themselves are taking shelter in the philosophy then true revolution is not going to come, and society will be unable to escape from the suffocating noose of exploitation.
All this means that in Dadaji's defective presentation of Prout philosophy, communists have been granted a shelter to survive. And one negative pact has been created: 'I (Dada M) will not tell about your hypocrisy, anti-social elements, exploitation-- the communist atrocities. I will only expose the greedy capitalists'. Then in response those communist party dictators of certain countries and leftist leaders started supporting Dadaji. But such persons are the exploitative leaders of their respective countries and communities. And they are given shelter in Prout due to Dada Mji's work. In that condition, how can the exploitation of communism/socialism be removed from the society? Here again is Baba's warning. Baba says, "Liberation from exploitation is impossible when the exploiters themselves find shelter in the philosophy." (PNS-21, p. 63) So see the danger of how he is painting our Prout philosophy and granting shelter to communist exploiters. By Dadaji's methods exploitation will live on and on. And by this way nuclear revolution or Proutist revolution is not at all possible. It is clear then that in his book "After Capitalism... ", Dadaji has tainted the philosophy.
Because the establishment of Prout philosophy means the eradication of exploitation, including communism. We must remember that in its true form Baba's Prout philosophy is the perfect solution and the key to solving all sorts of problems. And we know that all the teachings which Baba has given are mantra for us. Thus in the realm of socio-economic planning, Baba's Prout philosophy is our mantra. For it is this very mantra which will relieve the globe of its suffering by solving all the mundane and supra-mundane problems. Unfortunately Dada Maheshvarananda has tainted the purity of our Prout by mixing in certain negative elements like communism. Thus passing his book around to others will not yield the desired result. When Baba is talking that Prout is the solution that means His full Prout, not some tainted version of Prout like Dadaji's faulty text.
By Baba's divine grace, many margiis around the globe are propagating the true ideals of Prout in which case peace and harmony will come on this earth. Baba says, "PROUT is the only panacea for all the world's mundane and supramundane ailments. There is no alternative." (PNS 17, p.30) brotherly, Girish
The following points clearly demonstrate how Dada Maheshvarananda's Prout book, 'After Capitalism', is communist-minded: 1. On pages 21, 22, 145-46 etc Marxism is highlighted as a very lofty thing. 2. The introduction to the book has been written by one Marxist leader, Marcos Arruda. And in the preface itself Arruda wrote as follows: "Prout's critique is revolutionary because it examines capitalism...The diagnosis is deeply critical: capitalism is a system...Global capitalism with its single minded desire to consume..." 3. And he praised Marx in the preface itself as follows: "In my opinion the actual essence of Marx works is fighting for superior human values...I compared the thought of 4 important authors…Karl Marx..." 4. On p.145-46. Because in those two pages also communism has been praised by writing like this: "Sarkar echoes Marx...". It is obvious that this is a negative statement. 5.Here in this following teaching Baba says that communism is worse than capitalism but Dada Maheshvarananda's book refrained to talk on communism adversities. How we can say that his book is propagating Prout in reality. Baba says, "The plight of the people in so-called democratic countries is not as miserable as those in communist countries because in communism the political and economic system is imposed on society by party officials, causing untold human suffering and severe psycho-economic exploitation." (PNS 21, p. 43)
Note: Initially Dada M received so much praise from these socialist leaders (which is noted below) but then when they discovered via various channels that he is with AM and that AM is not a materialistic approach then they dumped Dadaji. So it is not that still today Dada has these politicians in his pocket. They were only aligned so long as Dadaji was giving them a voice and not attacking them. Since Dadaji was soft with such leaders they became friends etc. And only when they found out from other avenues that he is part of AM that they turned on him. If Dadaji had been properly representing Prout from the beginning then all this mess would not have happened. It happened because Dadaji's book is like a journal of a socialist thinker. That is the cause of the problem. See here how closely he was befriending that communists.
In public e-mails the following praises were heaped on Dada Maheshvarananda by leftist-socialist-communist leaders. Such things were said because Dadaji has granted them shelter in his tainted version Prout: (a) Hugo Chavez is a friend of Fidel Castro, the Communist Dictator. President Hugo Chavez then said, "Dada Maheshvarananda has given us a book that we appreciate very much....After Capitalism: Prout's Vision for a New World includes...contributions by our good friend Frei Betto and others. (b) Hugo Chavez then said, "And what a coincidence: on page 127, I (President Hugo Chavez) see where you (Dada) write about food cooperatives, just like the food cooperatives in the food plan of our Agricultural Minister Efren Andrades." And here are more examples how Dada has made negative alliances by becoming "buddies" with certain communist leaders. (c) At another gathering the following scene took place: The Cuban Vice President spoke, as did former Sandinista President Daniel Ortega, and many other international leftists. I (Dada M) passed my book (English version) to Pakistani socialist Tariq Ali, Guardian correspondent Richard Gott and others. Cries of "Viva Cuba" were regular. (d) My (Dada Maheshvarananda's) hope is that when I print my book in Spanish, I will be able to speak personally with [communist minded] Chavez and members of his team, in part because they all saw me sitting in the first row of the theater in support of their (Communist) struggle. (e) And so many more proofs and evidences are there how Dada Maheshvarananda has made a link with communist and socialist leaders. Thereby granting them shelter under the banner of Prout.
Not long ago someone reported that they have given a copy of "After Capitalism" to the leader of one imbalanced political regime in South America. So the whole situation is choatic. Because the poor people of that country are seeking relief from their current crisis and now the leaders of the country will be using Maheshvarananda's communist minded book as a means to solve the situation. But communistic values only brings hell into the life of the people so to whatever degree Dadaji's book is used, that will only create more and more problems for the people. And in the end the public will wrongly conclude that Prout is at fault-- as if we are to blame. So for multiple reasons the whole situation is tenuous.
Here in the following parable Baba warns that if negative elements-- like ghosts or communism-- are allowed to take shelter, then even good things will become ruined: Baba says, "Some people say that if mustard seeds are sprinkled over any person possessed by a ghost, the ghost takes to its heels. But if the ghost hides in the mustard seeds themselves, then of course there is not the ghost of a chance of escape from the ghost." (PNS-6, p. 22)
****************************************** Method to Make Ideal Human Beings
Baba says, "Some people may ask: Why does A'nanda Ma'rga run many kindergarten schools and not many high schools, degree colleges and universities? A kindergarten school is something basic and the mission of making human beings is accomplished here. If one has already become a thief or a criminal, in that case university education for such a person is of no avail. One is to be moulded in one's childhood. If one receives the fundamentals of education in the formative period of one's life, one will keep oneself alright in the teeth of the greatest trials and tribulations in life. A bamboo, when green, can be shaped or bent in any way you like. Once it ripens, any attempt to reshape it will break it. This is why more stress is to be laid on kindergarten schools. Such schools are the first phase of making human beings." PNS-18 p.37

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