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How to Deal with Capitalists...

Date: 25 Jan 2009 23:02:46 -0000 From: "Divyacaksu Deva" To: Subject: How to Deal with Capitalists... Baba "Lukiye path cala' ekii liila', lokalocane keno na'hi a'so..." (P.S. 3698) Purport: Baba, You are Ajana Pathik, You go on and on moving all about but in Your journey You always keep Yourself hidden. You move around secretly. Baba, You do all the things but nobody can see You; You do not like to come within the field of vision. To whom You love, they want to search You in their mind; they want to hold You in their heart by the process of shravan, manan, niddhidhya'san & dhyana. But You do not care and You do not like to be seen. You go on moving secretly. Why like this. Why is Your style so jagged? You do not like to move around following the straight, clear-cut path whereby everyone can see You. That type of movement You do not like. The eternal truth of straightforwardness which has been established since ages, even a wee-bit of that You do not follow in Your movement. Rather everything You do in hidden fashion; and that is no good. It may be also possible that my understanding is not complete so that I do not properly comprehend You. Baba, by the ordinary measuring scale You are immeasurable. If anyone wants to understand You and get You, then You escape and never get held. And remaining distant, You just smile. Baba, what type of liila is this. You go on doing everything while remaining hidden...
Namaskar, Now that governements are trying to cure the ills of capitalism by granting stimulus packages of 800 billion dollars and bailing out captialists from their cataclysmic fall, we should refresh ourselves on Baba's guidelines for dealing with capitalists. Here we should know and understand exactly how to deal with both capitalists and capitalism-since this greedy way of life is on its last legs. In all the realms Baba's teachings are clear and conclusive. Likewise Baba's policy about the followers of capitalism is equally straightforward. Unfortunately a few in seem to have a slightly hazy vision of this. Here following are some key points for everyone's review and comment. And also think if you can recognise such persons in our Marga-- or not.
We all know that the hoarding wealth is the practice of capitalism. And that those who do like that are known as capitalists. Here following Baba directs us to take a strong stand against such capitalist exploiters. Baba says, "I have discussed above that each of the crude things that we endure or enjoy is limited and so it is not desirable that any of them should be stockpiled in any of the individuals' possession...Individual hoarding of mundane resources and wealth must be stopped, even by force if need be." (Universal Humanism) Further, it is a known fact-- as Baba describes above-- that material wealth is limited. And nowadays the globe is becoming even smaller. So if anyone is hoarding huge wealth then surely they are depriving others of their due and pushing them towards the brink of starvation etc. Baba says, "Human hunger is limitless. If it is channelised in the direction of worldly objects, conflicts between one human being and another are bound to persist because mundane wealth is limited. Excessive hoarding of wealth within one group implies scarcity in another." (POD #37) Hence by these above mandates, it is clear that Baba is adamantly against the capitalist practice of hoarding wealth and that those capitalists who do like this must be opposed. Indeed such capitalists are enemies of the society.
But in their silly way, some are thinking that all capitalists should be pardoned-- irregardless of what way they are behaving, even if they are still exploiting others. Obviously though this is not correct. Because Baba opposes both exploitation as well as those immoral forces that are doing the exploiting. Exploitation does not exist in a vacuum. Someone is doing those nasty things. And those misguided people must be opposed. Similarly those very greedy capitalists who are exploiting others and involved in the over-accumulation of wealth, such persons are the worshippers of capitalism. Thus we cannot pardon them or allow them to continue in their negative ways. But some simple people are getting confused and thinking that: 'Alright he is a capitalist-- no problem; we should oppose capitalism, not capitalists. If a capitalist is moving here and there and doing big business that is fine. We oppose capitalism.' But this is just one mirage which innocent people suffer from.
Now here comes the straight-forward point. Means for those with just a little bit of a pointed mind it is clear-cut and easy to understand. Whereas for those whose mind is more scattered and disconnected, only they get confused. Baba's basic theory is that we do oppose capitalism, not capitalists. And the unique meaning of this is as follows. Namely that we are not against capitalists so long as they refrain from following the avaricious & exploitative tendencies of capitalism. If anyone gives up their wealth and adopts a harmonious way of living then we will not wage a campaign against that person. But if any capitalist continues to pursue the path of capitalism and goes against the collective interest by hoarding huge wealth, then that is unacceptable and must not be tolerated. Hence when it says that we are not against capitalists, that only refers to those capitalists who have entirely given up the ways of capitalism and are no longer hoarding wealth. Means they have come down to a common level of socio-economic dealing. Think of it this way. The greedy US capitalist, Donald Trump, cannot separate his existence from his capitalist ways of living. As it stands now he is the embodiment of capitalism. Thus under such conditions he cannot be pardoned. But if he donates all his excess wealth & properties etc, and if he does social service and comes down from his economic mountain top, then his standing will be okay. But if not-- if he does not abide by these regulations-- then he should be vehemently opposed. Likewise Bill Gates-- the Microsoft entrepeneur-- is loaded with billions of dollars yet side by side nowadays he is getting the praise of admiration or many for his "fight on poverty". But his helping the poor in Africa is just one slimy ploy while side by side his Microsoft empire exploits innocent people all around the globe. That is why Baba call such double-faced people like the greedy Mr Gates as demonic capitalist cheaters who must be tackled down by the moralists. And same is the case with those infamous capitalists from here in India like the Birla and Tata families. So long as they do not give up their wealth then they are not to be trusted and not to be pardoned. Here following is Baba's special dharmic guideline on this key point. Baba says, "Can't rich people who are moral and virtuous be sadvipras? In reply I would say: Yes they can, but...they should not relax comfortably with their immense wealth and eat idly. In order to observe and abide by the rules of Prout (Progressive Utilisation Theory) they have got to fight against sin and injustice, and in order to continue this fight properly they must give up their wealth. A sadvipra is a strict moralist and ever-virtuous person ready to fight against immorality. Earning money sinfully or hoarding inordinate wealth runs counter to the fundamental principles of Prout." (HS-2, ed. 1987, p. 100) So no one should get befooled that we are not opposing capitalists but rather capitalism. Because those hoarding the wealth and still exploiting others and increasing their wealth are not merely capitalists but the worshippers of capitalism. However if any capitalist openly rejects the ways of capitalism and gives up their wealth, then they will be a welcome member of Prout society. But those not giving up their wealth and not coming down, they are the worshippers of capitalism. In which case their mode of living cannot be tolerated.
Overall it is just like how in our Marga we oppose the negative dealings of those dogmatic religions. Yet if someone wholeheartedly gives up those dogmas and desires to join AM, then that is fine. But if one clings on to those dark beliefs and engages in all sorts of casteism, genocide, elitism, or communal hatred, then we will oppose that individual. We cannot defend the matter and proclaim that this dogmatic fellow should be pardoned without his mending his ways. Because if someone still embracing negative isms like casteism or capitalism then it is our dharmic duty that we should oppose them-- until they are not rectified. Here is another example related with this entire issue. As we all know, a few tell that it is just the practice of stealing that is bad-- not the person who is doing the stealing. They claim that the person is good. But Baba does not appreciate such faulty justifications. Because how can a person be good when he is stealing and leading sinful life. Rather he should be treated as a thief. And thieves cannot be pardoned on the logic that stealing is bad and the thief is alright. Rather the thief and his stealing are mixed together-- the two cannot be divorced from one another. Indeed so long as that thief embraces stealing then he is not to be exonerated. But if he gives up his nasty ways of stealing, then fine. Likewise those capitalists who stick to the ways of capitalism will have to face the consequences.
Here, in conclusion, Baba points out the extreme negativity of those greedy capitalists who indulge in the degrading tendencies of capitalism. Baba says, "The person who cannot cheat others, cannot become a millionaire overnight. You know as I told many times, the goddess of wealth is established in sin. Only the person who is a terrible sinner and knows how to cheat others as quickly as possible, only they can become a millionaire. The goddess of wealth is the goddess of sin." (Discourse: 'Introduction of Various local Gods and Goddesses', AV-11 [H] p. 7) And here below is Baba's next warning: Baba says, "Those who only use their intellect for the purpose of hoarding wealth ...humanism gradually fades from their minds as they turn into blood sucking leeches. Not even a spot of humanism remains in them as a residue." (HS) By all this it is clear that those capitalists who have not given up the ways of capitalism are the enemies of the humanity. And their dealings should not be tolerated-- let alone be allowed to become one leader.
Baba's divine blessing is with us in this noble endeavour to build up one great human society. Baba says, "Human beings have to march forward to victory on the path of all-round fulfillment in life." (Ananda Sutram) Namaskar, Divyacaksu
Here is the quote which a few people are terribly confused on: Baba says "We are to fight capitalism and not capitalists." (PNS-4, p.6) By now everyone understands the matter. Namely if those capitalists are still wedded to capitalism then their actions cannot be tolerated; rather they should be dealt with using a strong hand. Because so long as they are cheating others and advocating the greedy methods of capitalism then they are an enemy of humanity and should therefore be opposed. But if they give up their wealth and renounce the ways of capitalism then those former-capitalists are welcome members of society.
These days a few in our Marga are not living in accordance with Baba's aforementioned guidelines. Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm they deeply engross themselves in living the capitalist ideal-- hoarding and collecting huge amounts of mundane wealth. And they happily indulge in that enjoying all the respect given to top capitalists in this crude era. And then during DMS or dharmacakra they humbly dress up as sadhu and temporarily show themselves as great Marga devotees. And some are even trying to use their money and nudge their way into top leadership positions or trying to direct their own movements. This is not the case with all margiis-- indeed not even close. Only we are talking about 2 or 3 margiis. Perhaps you know them. Needless to say, this approach is not at all proper and indeed Baba Himself condemns anyone following such a pattern. Those with excess or inordinate wealth cannot be considered Proutists nor true margiis. That is Baba's guideline.
******************************************** Divine Social Duty // Pracara Tips
Baba says, "Whatever you have done with reasons thereof. Also, make it clear to them what you want to do and why you want to do. The result of this highly useful (helpful) preaching is that the inferiority complex disappears from the mind of the common men. They are encouraged when they see that a common man like themselves is inspired with such a high ideal. The second result of this is as follows. The common result of this is as follows. The common people are not generally aware of your usefully high ideas. In every work, big or small, they cling to selfishness. So, learning everything pure and high through your easy and simple language they will co-operate with you, with a mind free from wrong notions. The third outcome of this is that they will be shorn off the wrong notions that may have crept into them by the propaganda made by the selfish persons with vested interests." "Win over their heart by propagating Satya but without abusing anyone. When, they will feel the ideal of Satya and come to know of your untiring Karma Sa'dhana', naturally, they will abandon their wrong notions about you; they will even start respecting you." "Even in private life when a person behaves with you badly or uses harsh words, don't behave with him in the same manner. You shall explain to him his duties gently. In case, anyone has a wrong impression, you shall show him the right path without scolding (abusing) him. Make it clear to him if possible with practical demonstration how harmful may be the effect of such habits. But always keep this in mind that in such cases your behavior must be like that of a friend, and never like that of an instructor. Your only object will be to get your advice accepted by him. the idea that he is fool and you are wise is not desirable in any party." (Ta'ttvika Diipika': Dvitiiya Parva) NOTE: 1) Those suffering from a superiority complex are unable to properly guide or teach others. For them, doing AM pracar is basically impossible. 2) However, in the Supreme Command, Baba has allotted us the special duty "to bring all to the path of bliss"-- to bring all to the divine path of AM. So this is a very sacred task which our Guru has given. Indeed it is the greatest social duty of human life. 3) Plus, we know that when Parama Purusa advents on this dusty earth then He does not waste His time in becoming a millionaire or a billionaire; rather, He dedicates His each and every for the all-round development & emancipation of human beings. 4) The conclusion is that the most virtuous aspect of human life is serving others. And the best service-- the most lasting service-- is doing dharma pracar. For this reason we should sincerely follow Baba's above guideline.

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