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Those Who Love AMPS

To: From: "Blissful Tide" Subject: Those Who Love AMPS Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2009 23:00:45 Baba "Toma'y khunje khunje priyo, din je ket'e ja'y..." (P.S. 3982) Purport: Baba, my most adorable One, with deep longing in search of You my days are passing in vain. In the absence of getting You my whole life is gradually getting wasted. O' my dearmost, where have I not looked for You. I have wandered around and searched in the seven oceans, on the mountain peaks, as well as on the earth, and also in the caves-- in every nook and corner of this world, but alas I could not get You. Baba, day and night, secretly I also searched You in the flower garden and in various holy lands and tiirthas-- all done in hopes of getting a glance at You. Baba I searched everywhere with the hope that one day I will find You. But, in the end, all my efforts were for naught. Baba, with deep longing in my heart, I have also searched You in the galaxies, meteors, nebulae, and in the stars-- all around & everywhere. Also I searched for You in the dark, black coloured clouds on the rainy days, in the scorching heat of the summer season, as well as in the shade of the tree in springtime. Baba, I have searched for You with a deep yearning and longing in my heart; I have looked for You everywhere. Baba, by Your grace on one colourful golden dawn saturated in the effulgence & aroma of a newly blossoming flower, You advented in my heart. Your grand arrival came after a long, deep, dark, & painful night of searching for You. But in the end You graced me and advented in my mind. Baba, You are so gracious...
Namaskar, By following Baba's example, and even by looking at the general society, we can clearly understand who really loves and cares for our AMPS. Recently, one or two people on the email were complaining about and accusing certain people why they never write about the good things going on in AMPS. Why aren't those things good deeds - school openings or mass feeding programs etc - reported about with more consistency. Why are all the defects - like groupism, scriptural distortion, money scandals, & dogmas like Mahaprayan and Fake Ananda Vanii - always pointed out. This was their chief gripe. They were accusing that those who write about the black spots in AMPS are enemies of the organisation. Using our rational minds, let's examine the situation.
Perhaps one of the more telling scenarios about love is this example with the mother and baby. If a baby is growing and developing in the right way, then that mother will not inform all the people in town each and every day about how well her baby is doing. But if her baby becomes sick or is diagnosed with a serious disease, then in an instant that mother will tell all her relatives, inform the school system, and quickly bring her baby to the hospital and tell the details of her baby's health problems to all the nurses and doctors. The mother does this not because she hates the baby, but because she has deep concern and love for the welfare of the baby. So when the baby falls into problem them immediately she brings the matter to the attention of one and all. Here the point is that when things are going well or as expected, then one does not go all around town talking about those things again and again. But when a problem comes, then those who care about correcting the problem will raise the matter with everyone. Let's take another example. If in a town, a shoe factory successfully meets its daily quota of producing 10,000 pairs of shoes, then the local newspaper will not write a story about that good news. Because that is the expectation - everyday that factory meets its quota. However, if there is an explosion in that same factory and 20 workers die, then that newspaper will immediately send a reporter to the scene and they will print a big article about that disaster and include photos as well. One cannot then blame the nespaper for only highlighting negative things. Rather that newspaper's role is to alert the townspeople about the calamity and help initiate an investigation so that another explosion will not happen in the future. These examples all denote how those people who are responsible and care about a situation, they will be the first to alert others if there is a problem. In contrast, those who do not care will keep mum. They may not even recognise that there is a problem.
Now let's see Baba's dharmic way of leading the society. In His Prout teachings, Baba points out countless defects in the society. He talks about the missteps in so many fields: Science, religion, education, politics, agriculture, and in almost every walk of life. Baba has so concerned Himself with the society's demerits that He even wrote an entire series of books titled, "A Few Problems Solved". Then there is another book titled, "Problems of the Day". At the same time so many good things have happened in our society: Excellent hospitals, good roads, a man was sent to the moon, great inventions etc. But Baba does not spend huge time in His discourses highlighting and praising all of society's achievements. Instead He has invested thousands and thousands of pages to talking about society's ills: Religious dogma, crooked politics, faulty economic programs, disease, sickness, crimes and war etc. But who can then accuse Baba of being an enemy of society. Rather He is the loving Father of all - this is His creation - and it is out of deep love and caring that He was spoken about the problems in society. By Baba pointing out the defects, gradually everyone can understand what needs to be fixed, and then society will grow in the proper way. That is Baba's dharmic method. And it is all based out out deep, deep love.
Another clear-cut example of Baba's dharmic method is dharma samiiksa. All know that Baba called thousands and thousands of people for dharma samiiksa. This was one great boon for the society. And in dharma samiiksa, Baba would apply His psychic magnifying glass to a person's weaknesses and shortcomings. He would point out a person's most serious demerits such a lying, hypocrisy, cheating, laziness etc. Often times, Baba would have never even seen that person before and then in this 8 - 10 minute interaction, Baba would harshly review that person's character. Of course that individual also had so many good qualities, yet Baba would not spend His precious time talking about those things. Instead He would strongly rebuke that person for their misdeeds. And we all know that Baba is our greatest well-wisher. Due to His grace and kindness we are all moving on the path of benevolence. Hence, no right-thinking person can accuse Baba of being unjust or negative because He has pointed out our defects. Instead, every true sadhaka recognises that out of His great love, Baba has painstakingly reviewed our conduct so we may grow in the best way possible. This all clearly shows that those who love someone or something will always be the first to point out the errors and problems.
We all know our AMPS is filled with so many good people and so many excellent projects. We know that and we expect it to be that way. Hence when something is awry - such as when power mongers & cheaters have grabbed control of the organisation - then the need of the hour is to first point out that wrong thing. Those who seek the welfare of AMPS will always do like this. Likewise, when dogmas like Mahaprayan and Fake Ananda Vaniis abound, when certain key groupists are ruining AMPS, when certain WT trainers are creating hell in TC, when those in Publications are misprinting Baba's books, and when some are intentionally distorting Baba's discourses as was done with "Ananda Marga: A Revolution", then those who care about AMPS will raise these issues with one and all. They will not keep quiet. Rather they will fill the air with reports about all those problems until those things are known to one and all. By that way the problems can be fixed - permanently. Thereafter, those well-wishers will not talk about that situation again. So here the whole point is that there are indeed so many good things going on in AMPS. But talking about those things will not help our society grow. Especially when at present there are numerous grave issues halting and undermining the progress of our Marga. In that case the order of the day is to bring those harmful defects to the fore and get them solved. For this awareness is needed. The problems need to be brought out in the open, not stay stuffed behind closed doors. Thus when anyone accuses someone of being an enemy of the Marga for pointing out the defects, we can understand that those accusations are totally baseless. Because those pointing out the defects are on that pathway to rectifying the situation in the Marga. Their heart and mind are aimed toward helping our Marga Such persons love AMPS. And most often, those accusing others of pointing out the defects are themselves the problem creators and they want others to keep quiet so that they themselves are not exposed in front of all. This is one other dynamic at play.
By Baba's grace the whole approach of neo-humanism is to look upon all with love and help them to grow by pointing out their defects. And that same approach when applied to AMPS will lead to a brilliant and shining organisation, free from dogma and exploitation. Hence those who love AMPS will always point out the problems and difficulties. That is our dharma - there is no other way. Baba says, "So then, what is Neohumanism? Humanism newly-explained and newly-sermonized is Neohumanism – the philosophy which will make people understand that they are not merely ordinary creatures. This philosophy will liberate them from all inferiority feelings and defects and make them aware of their own importance; it will inspire them to build a new world." (NH-LOI: Disc 11) Namaskar, Pradiip
****************************************** To Improve Sadhana
Baba says, "Abhya'sa is the creation of a particular continuous psychic vibration. It is the most essential factor in the spiritual sphere. The continuous endeavour to maintain the state of equilibrium of citta leads to the attainment of sama'dhi. ...Sama'dhi becomes a natural phenomenon as a result of continuous spiritual practice. Procrastination is something undesirable on the spiritual path. If ever spiritual practice is discontinued endless desirable and undesirable waves of thoughts occupy the mind. Spiritual practice should be continued uninterruptedly and with proper sincerity and veneration, otherwise sama'dhi will forever remain a theoretical subject of philosophy, never entering the periphery of practical realization. One must not adopt the psychology, 'I'm practising spirituality because my a'ca'rya (spiritual teacher) told me to'. Rather one should think, 'I want to attain spiritual realization. My a'ca'rya is merely guiding me along the path'. Only when one takes full responsibility for one's own spiritual life can one attain the peak of spiritual progress and become fully established on the solid ground of spirituality." (AMIWL-9) Note: By Baba's above significant teaching it is clear that regular and consistent practice of sadhana is a must-- that is the only way to move towards the Goal and heighten one's spiritual realisation. And side by side sadhana must be done with a sincere heart and with the right motive in mind. By Baba's grace every Ananda Margiis is involved in this grand endeavour.

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