Page views

Ananda Marga Forum

All the letters on this blog are directly related with the teachings of Shrii Shrii Anandamurti ji Baba.To communicate with the editors of this forum or receive postings of this blog, email us at:



Just a reminder to be sure to subscribe to our two new blogsites:

For latest news click here Ananda Marga Universal

For latest news click here Ananda Marga News Bulletin

Or email us at:

And we will be sure to add you to the list.

In Him,


Who Can't Give Up Fake Mahaprayan

Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2009 23:16:06 -0000 To: AM-GLOBAL From: "Jawaharlal Thakur" Subject: Who Can't Give Up Fake Mahaprayan Baba "Ke ghumiye a'che tumi ja'n, d'a'k diye ya'o..." (P.S. 2179) Purport: Baba, as the Savior and Controller of the whole universe, You are well aware about who is sleepy and drowsy, and who has lost the path of divine effulgence. Baba, You know everything. Those who have lost the Goal, You always call them and show them the right path. Those who are crying bitterly after facing their defeat, with Your divine compassion You graciously show them the proper path for their forward journey-- and help them move ahead. Baba, You are the Sadguru. Hence those who remain forgetful about You as well as those who are always calling You with deep adoration full of longing and tears, with both these two opposite types of people, You shower Your divine grace on all-- without any differentiation. Baba Your grace is for everyone. But crude people are not realising that You are gracious on them also. Whereas devotees realise. That is the difference. Baba You grace everyone; Your greatness & glory is beyond explanation…
Namaskar, Everyone in AM is aware about Baba's highly meaningful teaching from the shloka, 'Durat sudure...'. The basic idea is that those who think Baba is far push Him so far away that the distance is too much to be measured; whereas those who feel that Baba is close and inside their heart then He becomes so close that there is no gap to measure. He is side by side with you. So this is one important devotional teaching about how one should cultivate their relation with Guru. The tragedy is that those involved in following the Mahaprayan dogma cannot understand the essence of Baba's above teaching. Because Mahaprayan states that Baba is gone and if one thinks that Baba is gone then it is impossible to bring Him close inside your heart. That is that guideline and warning that Baba states in His shloka, 'Durat surdure...'. But this teaching is totally lost on those who follow the Mahaprayan dogma. Indeed, not only did they fail to get any practical realisation of Baba's teaching; they also have no conceptual understanding of its theoretical meaning either. The proof being that if they did understand it theoretically, then in an instant they would stop observing fake Mahaprayan, which states that Baba is far away and gone. Of course there are many Ananda Margiis who understand Baba's devotional guidelines and cultivate that closeness with Him and hold Him in their heart.
Unfortunately those clinging to the dogmatic Mahaprayan program could not reach up to the realm of AM teachings. They could not grasp Baba's devotional guidelines. Instead, due to their significantly lower quality of mind, they fell distinctly into the crude ways of the dogmatic religions. It is well known how the followers of Judaism, Christianity, Buddhism, and Hinduism etc, all go and mourn and cry at the tombs of their chosen saints etc. Such dogmatic worshipers have no inner realisation; for them their prayer & their deity is totally physical. So they are attracted to cry and mourn at the tombs of their various religious gods etc. That is what happens in the various dogmatic religions. And those few in AM who still cling to the Mahaprayan dogma fall into this exact same boat-- the crude net of religious dogma. For them Baba was just something physical, so on the occasion of October 21 they just mourn the loss of His physical structure-- because for them that is all Baba is. Tragically, even after being in AM for so many years, they could not link up with a deeper relation with Baba in sadhana and dhyana. Yet Baba has devoted countless pages in His teachings to the importance of various bhavas for realising Him in dhyana. Plus He has given the practical approach in His Supreme Command by stating all must do sadhana twice daily regularly. All this leads to the ideal that we are to realise Him within. That is the essence of our spiritual approach. Yet the adherents of the dogmatic Mahaprayan program completely missed this entirely. Due to their lower mental status, they just became like those blind followers of the dogmatic religions who sit and pray by the tomb of their favoured saint-- morosely thinking that he is forever gone. That is why those who cling to the Fake Mahaprayan program are unable to give it up-- because when they could not get a glimpse of Baba within. In which case they think that without His physical presence they have no way to communicate with Him. That is the sad quality of those lower type of people who get stuck in the rut of the Mahaprayan dogma; and that is why they cannot give it up.
There is also a second type of person who cannot give up the dogmatic Mahaprayan program. Namely those who are B group leaders or those caught in the net of B group are unable to give up Mahaprayan. Because if they do it will be looked upon as a sign of revolt. So they are forced to not only follow but propagandize about their Mahaprayan dogma, lest they be accused and tried for insubordination. That is their fate. Tragically, this squashes the tender bud of devotion that lies in their heart. So their blind allegiance to their crude group suppresses their natural devotional inclinations-- leading to the near death of their spiritual life. So this type of groupist pressure to adhere to the Fake Mahaprayan program is not at all good. Rather it is quite harmful. But due to that pressure, various B group advocates are unable to give up the Mahaprayan dogma.
Then of course there are the vast majority of margiis around the globe who feel Baba in their depths of their heart and they have the intuitive feeling that Mahaprayan is not at all good. That is why most have totally rejected the Mahaprayan program and understand that it is just one dogmatic thing started by a few groupists. Compared to 15 years ago, almost no one is so blind as to follow Mahaprayan. For this reason, most units have basically dropped it entirely. Just a few dinosaur types cling onto to it for reasons best known to them. Whereas the wide scope of margiis celebrate Baba's divine presence each and every day through kiirtan, dhyana, 2nd lesson, Guru Puja, Guru Sakash, Prabhat Samgiita etc. In that case what is the logic or reason for suddenly following fake Mahaprayan and stating that Baba is gone. Obviously it makes no sense; that is why it is a dogma. And those who can recognise this dogma are those who feel Baba in their heart. That is why the mass of Ananda Margiis have totally rejected that Mahaprayan gathering as one dogmatic function-- nothing more. Finally there is a small sub-set of people who have rejected Mahaprayan for their own selfish, groupist reasons. Those hardcore followers of the Rudrananda-Niagamananda faction fall in this category. By their actions it is clear that they do not feel Baba in their heart otherwise they would fix the scriptural distortions done to AM Revolution, toss aside the Fake BP Manual, and stop creating more Fake Ananda Vaniis etc. IN sum, they would follow AM ideology in all realms of life; but this they are unwilling to do. The only reason then that they oppose Mahaprayan is because they have their own groupist agenda of trying to wipe out B group. And for that reason they oppose MPD. Whereas the mass of Margiis feel Baba's sweet presence in their heart and that is why it is completely natural for them to kick aside the dogma of Mahaprayan which wrongly states that Baba is gone.
Here below Baba clearly guides us that as Ananda Margiis, as dharmikas, we are to oppose crude, dogmatic programs like the Mahaprayan ritual etc. Baba says, "I have already said that Ananda Marga is the first movement aimed at liberating spirituality from the unwholesome influences of dogma. Hence you must not in any way encourage dogma. Rather, you should carry on an endless fight against dogma. And while fighting against dogma, you will realise the actual truth, and when you will come in contact with truth, you will be established in real spirituality." (PNS Part 18, p.14) Thus when the crude propaganda of Mahaprayan is that 'Baba is gone', and when AM spiritual states that Baba is always with us, then it is quite clear that our duty is to oppose and eradicate this Mahaprayan dogma-- and that is exactly what is happening in our AM. Now just a few groupists cling to it in their closets and the mass of margiis walk in the fresh air and enjoy Baba's sweet eternal presence.
By Baba's divine grace He is with us every step of the way-- always in our heart and mind. In that case where is the scope to observe the Fake Mahaprayan which states that Baba is gone. Rather, He is always with us. Baba says, "Vrnda'vanam parityajya pa'damekam na gaccha'mi..." (PS 4425) "I am always eternally present in Vrindavan, in the hearts of devotees. That is the Guru cakra. I do not go even a little away from that. I am eternally present along with the devotees." Namaskar, Jawaharlal
The Fake Mahaprayan program states that Baba is far away and gone. So by following such a dogmatic program, one will ruin their spiritual life. That is what Baba is warning us about in His below guideline. Baba says, "If someone continually thinks, "Parama Purus'a is far from me", then He will seem to be truly far from him. If in their ignorance people think that Parama Purus'a is far from them, then He may indeed remain far from them - so far that in future, even if one cries oneself hoarse, one's cries will never reach Him." (Subhasita Samgraha part 12, 'The Secret of Dharma Lies Hidden in the Mind') Thus those who observe Mahaprayan and do tomb worship etc, they can never come close to Parama Purusa. That is the veritable fact.
Those who have devotion towards Guru will follow Him; they will do what He says. And when our AM festival of Victory Day, Vijaya Otsava, falls on the exact same day as Fake Mahaprayan, then one has to choose to either follow Guru or some obsolete groupists. Either one has to follow the dharma of AM or the dogma of one group. True bhaktas will surely follow Baba and His eternal dharma. And indeed, this issue will come up year after year as Vijaya Otsava and the Fake Mahaprayan program are going to coincide again and again. And those who follow the real teachings of AM will celebrate Vijaya Otsava whereas those who blindly cling to the skeletons of dogma will solemnly observe their crude Mahaprayan dogma. Obviously, best is to follow Guru and His shining ideals and that is what most in AM are doing. Parama Pita Baba Ki-- Jai!!
********************************************************** NEWLY AWAKENED HUMANITY Baba says, "The newly awakened humanity of today is anxious to herald the advent of one universal society under the vast blue sky. The noble and righteous persons of all countries, bound by fraternal ties, are eager to assert in one voice, with one mind, and in the same tune that human society is one and indivisible." (PNS-7, p.9) **********************************************************

Policy on Comments

Spam and unparliamentary language not to be used.

folders: Ananda Marga related articles on hundreds of niche issues


To receive postings of this blog, email us at:

Baba nam kevalam