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Another Distortion

From: "Ramlal Sharma" To: Subject: Another Distortion Date: Mon, 9 Mar 2009 23:44:36 Baba "Sundar tumi manohar madhup nikare smita ha's..." (PS 1659) Purport: O' Sundar, O' Most Beautiful One, You are the sweetness behind everything. O' Baba, You are Manohar, with Your exquisite beauty You have completely captivated my mind. Baba, because of Your infinite charm, all my thoughts are running ceaselessly after You. Baba, Your smile is like the accumulation of infinite sweetness. It satiates my whole existence and relieves me of all sorts of burdens and makes my life blissful. For You my heart is satiated; because of Your divine love, I am overjoyed-- overflowing in bliss. Baba, You are the most loving One. You are the focal point of this universe. You are the source of all love and beauty. Baba, when I think about You, my existence becomes inundated in Your bliss. You are like the warm, loving, touch of the sweet, southern ocean breeze. Baba, because of Your divine karuna', my mind is calm, sweet, tender, and peaceful. It is Your grace. Baba, the sky, moon, stars, and nebula are saturated in Your effulgence, in Your inspiration, and in the grandeur of Your glory. Baba, each and every entity in this expressed universe has become drenched in Your nectar. Baba, the heavenly sweetness from the flower's fragrance is looking towards the distant blue sky with its eye colured in the attraction of love. Baba, due to Your love that very flower pollen of my mind goes on floating & floating-- permeating each and every nook and cranny of this universe. Baba, there is no scope for its cessation. It is always rushing towards You. Baba, because of You everything shines and sparkles in this universe. Baba, O' the most charming One, please be gracious and accept my surrender at Your alter...
Namaskar, Here in very clear-cut fashion is yet another distortion to Baba's sacred discourses. Everyone can easily see for themselves how the whole thing got twisted. And really it is quite surprising as all in AM know that jinan is below karma, even this point got "mixed up" by those involved.
On 18, Feb, 1984 in Agra, at His evening general darshan, Baba clearly has given this expressed teaching: 'In the realm of spirituality, karma is not as meaningless as jinan'. And here below is the exact Hindi which Baba spoke that day. Baba says, "Dharmic jagat, adhyatmik jagat men jinan kii kiimat jitini, kam he. Karma kii kiimat utani kam na'hi hai." (18 Feb '84, Agra, EGD) So in His above teaching-- i.e. In the realm of spirituality, karma is not as meaningless as jinan-- Baba is clearly stating that on the spiritual path karma is more valuable than jinan. That is the essence of His guideline. That anyone and everyone can understand.
Now take a look at what certain editors and publishers did. Instead of putting forth Baba's original teaching in print, they twisted it in their own way. Here below is what those in charge printed in the Ananda Vacanamrtam book.
"Jinan kii jitini dharmic, adhyatmik jagat men kiimat hai, usase kam kiimat karma kii na'hi hai." (AV-22, '94 Edn (H), p.69)
And the meaning of what they wrote is:
In the realm of spirituality, karma is not less valuable than jinan.
By reading the above it is evident that here those editors are putting forth their own tainted idea that karma and jinan are of the same standard.
By a quick evaluation then, it is quite apparent that what the publishers put in print is totally different from what Baba has spoken. Because on that day Baba has clearly told that 'karma is not as meaningless as jinan'. That means that He is placing karma above jinan. And indeed in countless discourses Baba has given this same teaching. He always says that bhakti is the top, karma is second best, and jinan is the worst. That is His standard way of evaluating the various paths. In countless discourses and books Baba has given this guideline. And indeed what Baba has spoken on that day, 18 Feb '84, is 100% consistent with this. But in their own way, certain editors saw fit to change this. So they switched the wording to state that the path of karma and the path of jinan are equal-- of the same value. This is the concocted way in which they manipulated Baba's teaching. Yet in that very same discourse Baba Himself is telling that sadhana is also a type of karma. All this goes to show that Baba is giving strong emphasis to the utility and value of karma, and He is clearly placing it above the path of jinan. But it seems certain editors did not like hearing this-- so they changed it. And not only did they put forth the wrong teaching but we have to remember this was all done in the Lord's name-- in Baba's name. And that gives the false notion that Baba's teachings are inconsistent, as if sometimes He tells that karma is higher than jinan and other times not. This is the crude effect of what those editors did.
Here terrible harm has been done. Because editors set it up in such a way that Baba has contradicted Himself. Because when new margiis or members of the general public see Baba's words in print they will get getting two contradictory messages. One telling that karma is higher than jinan, and another telling that karma and jinan are the same. But we know that in cent per cent of the cases, Baba places karma a step above jinan. This is His regular teaching. And on that day on 18 Feb 1984, Baba was telling the exact same thing: That karma is above jinan. But for reasons best known to them, certain editors could not digest this so they changed it. Because they do not like to accept that jinan has little or no value in the spiritual realm. This they do not like to admit. This fact those jinani editors cannot digest. Just like certain wts could not digest that Baba has given more respect to family margiis in His AM Revolution discourse, this so they changed it. This is their trustless approach.
When such devious editors and publishers are blatantly manipulating Baba's original teachings, then how can we trust what they are doing: It is simple; we cannot. So our first and foremost duty is to ensure that all the gross errors and small mistakes committed by those editors get perfectly repaired. This is our chief duty otherwise we will be passing down a tainted legacy to the future humanity. So our chief duty is to fix all these things-- that is the order of the day.
By Baba's grace He has given us all the teaching of spirituality. And those we must keep pristine forever and ever. Baba says, "Spiritual progress is the only real progress. Those who deem mundane or psychic movement to be true progress are misguided and are wasting their time." (AV-12, p.158) Namaskar, Ramlal
The main editor/translator of the Hindi edition of AV-22 is none other than family Acarya Pratapaditya of Gorakhpur. And it is well known that Pratapadityaji cannot tolerate anything being said against jinan-- because he himself is of that nature. So when given the opportunity he changed those words to suit his own liking. That is the way things work these days in our Publications office. And no supervisor has either the brains or the courage to correct such mistakes. So in that way the wrong things just get printed. That is the tragedy. So we should all work together to prevent such misdeeds from happening in future and fix what certain scoundrels did in the past.
************************************************* Wealth and Sin Live Side by Side
Revered Baba guides us, "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 be come a millionaire. The goddess of wealth is the goddess of sin." (Discourse: 'Introduction of Various local Gods and Goddesses', AV-11 [H] pg 7)

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