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Under the Cover of Saffron Robe

Date: 05 May 2009 23:56:04 -0000 From: "K Lingappa" Subject: Under the Cover of Saffron Robe Baba "Bha'lobesechile tumi a'ma'y, vinimaye kichu ca'oni..." (3811) Purport: Baba, You are so gracious. Since ages You have loved me but in return, You never accept anything. You do not want anything in return; only You want to go on pouring Your divine love. So whatever I have offered You, of that you would accept nothing. Baba, Your compassion knows no limit. It is just like the moon which showers its sweetness on the water lily. The moon does not consider the good or bad quality of the water lily, just the moon goes on showering its effulgence. In the same way, Baba by Your fathomless grace You go on pouring Your love constantly on me, beyond all time. Baba, You never consider or look into who is high, or who is mean and low. By Your grace You see everyone as Yours-- worthy of Your infinite love. Baba, in the pouring rain of the pitch dark night, the fragrance of the ketaki flower permeates the entire atmosphere without caring whether there is darkness or light. Similarly, Baba You also do not care about the proper or improper time, or who is qualified for Your grace or not. Baba, You are gracious to everyone-- all the time. Your grace is like the brilliant effulgence which removes all the darkness in a blink of an eye. Baba, You are the most compassionate One. By Your grace I want to surrender everything at Your alter. Baba, please accept...
Namaskar, It just so happens that in crucial moments, people often expose their own hidden desires - even top Dadas. When good sadhakas began to oppose the wrongs and injustices going on in AMPS, then certain leading Dadas in AMPS retorted, "If you do not like it, then go away and start your own organisation." Of course those sadhakas would not leave as this AMPS was founded by Baba and is the home of all margiis. So those revolutionary sadhakas had no desire to leave AMPS. They just wanted to see AMPS be a medium of AM ideology. However, the response by those opportunistic Dadas - i.e. "If you do not like it, then go away and start your own organisation" - did in fact foreshadow what they themselves would eventually do. Ironically, it is those very Dadas who have since left and created their own organisation or expelled others thereby creating their own group by kicking others out. Such Dadas have grossly exposed how they have not come to build one monolithic AMPS based on ideology, but rather they have come to grab the power at any cost, even if that means expelling others or making a separate organisational structure. Let's take a closer look at the situation.
In the glory days of our Marga, when Baba Himself was directly running all aspects of the organisation, then He made sure that everyone stayed together. Those days, everyone was doing everything to please Him. Baba held reporting on a monthly basis and everyone would return to Baba and tell what was going on. Not only that, we all felt that Baba belonged to us and that there was no question of leaving AMPS. Nor did we kick anyone out. Systematically, Baba opened our hearts and minds and lovingly showed us how to accept everyone as our own kith and kin. He taught us Prabhat Samgiita so as to melt the Bengali linguistic sentiment. Because when all can understand Bengali, then the Bengalis will be less inclined to huddle together on the basis of language sentiment. Plus Baba created revolutionary marriages, posted workers outside their region of birth, and He did so many things to help us realise that as an organisation and as a humanity we are one. He also frequently changed the postings of WTs so that no one thought of anyone else as their permanent boss. One day one dada would be in charge and the next day that same dada would be put under the supervision of a junior worker. By all these techniques, and most of all by His great love, Baba kept us working and moving together. That is why in those days, AMPS was a real force on this earth.
After 1990 that all changed. Then certain opportunistic dadas began to reveal their inner colour. They distorted Baba's books, pushed margiis aside, ruined the Bhukti Pradhan system, curtailed margii rights, tore down the ACB system, used expulsion as a weapon, invented Fake Ananda Vaniis, victimised and tortured innocent margiis, and so much more. In sum, certain opportunistic dadas did anything and everything to bring themselves into unbridled control of AMPS. They wanted maximum power - period.
Baba of course was aware that in the post 1990 era certain opportunistic Dadas would try to grab all the power. He knew all the negative things that they would do. For this reason, Baba has given an entire body of teachings known as AM ideology. By adhering to His teachings, then we would remain as one. Still to this very day this is true. The moment we strictly follow AM ideology, is the idea that we can all march together.
Thus, when those at the helm began indulging in all kinds of negative things and crooked politics, naturally good margiis and wts came forward. Those courageous sadhakas demanded that AM ideology be followed. They began talking to other margiis and writing circulars stressing the importance of adhering to Baba's teachings. In short, those good margiis and field workers wanted to save AMPS by bringing the organisation back onto the path of AM ideology. But those top Dadas wanted no part of it. They had no feeling nor any desire to follow AM ideology - all they wanted was more and more power. Their actions are proof of this.
When good margiis and field workers first protested the wrongs and demanded that AM ideology be followed, then those opportunistic Dadas replied, "If you do not like what is going on, then just go away! Do not bother us! Go make your own organisation somewhere else!" Such Dadas exposed their inner intentions and now today we see the result of their crude desires. Such Dadas turned their back on Baba and instead indulged in their own selfish interests. The negative advice that they once gave to others they themselves are now following. After all was it not Sarvatmananda, Pranavatmakananda, Parmeshvarananda, Rudrananda, Nigamananda and so many other so-called big Dadas who told margiis to, "Shut up and follow us, or get out". They were the ones giving this ultimatum to those margiis who protested the wrongs going on in AMPS. And now we see that such Dadas have followed their own advice. They do not care one iota about Baba's great teachings on ideology and unity - they only care about their own prestige, post, and power. To achieve their selfish ends, then their first course of action is to either kick others out or form their own organisation / parallel structure. This is the way they operate. That is why today their are so many divisions and groups in AMPS. These factional leaders are not arguing over ideological tenets, they are only fighting over post and power. To maintain their power the easiest way is to expel others; and to regain power the easiest way is to leave and create a separate organisation. This is their crude, distasteful and faulty recipe for staying on top. That is why hardly a day goes by when one or another group forms yet another faction or separate structure. Hence those Dadas truly are following their own advice. They are doing that very negative thing which they told others to do, "If you do not like what is going on, then just go away! Go make your own organisation somewhere else!" And the result has been utterly disastrous.
We all know that Baba's teaching is to follow AM ideology and remain united. Baba says, "Fight for your Ideology. Be one with your Ideology. Live for your Ideology. Die for your Ideology." (Ananda Vanii #14) But selfish group leaders like Sarvatmananda, Citkrsnananda, Rudrananda etc have long since tossed AM ideology aside. Baba says, "The unity of A'nanda Ma'rgiis should not be allowed to be jeopardised for any reason. Unity should be maintained even at the risk of your life." (CC, part II, 'Society' chapter, point #13) But selfish group leaders like Sarvatmananda, Citkrsnananda, Rudrananda etc have long since ignored the idea of unity. And of course these two points of ideology and unity are completely interlinked. Baba says, "Human unity is purely an ideological unity, which means unity in the psychic sphere. Where there is psychic unity, physical unity will also occur. In the realm of unity, unity is always psychic – ideological unity means unity in the subtlest level of the mind." (Talks on Prout) Such big Dadas have utterly walked away from ista and adarsha. There is no place in their mental plate for Baba and His teachings on ideology and unity. They have instead followed their own advice of discarding AM ideology and creating a separate structure to gain more power. That is why today we see an ever increasing number of splinter groups. Either a faction outrightly leaves, or those hogging the power expel them. By this way more and more factions are created - each with their own singular desire of grabbing the power.
By Baba's grace the day is not far when both ideology and unity will be restored in our Marga. Let us always remember that there are so many good people and so many great things going on in our AM society. The mass of margiis and wts want to adhere to Baba's code and create a monolithic organisation. So none should lose hope - good tidings are coming soon. The problem is limited to a few in saffron robes and by their crude dealings we can see that their lives are not about sacrificing for the Great but about grabbing more and more power. Today, they can no longer hide their inner intentions. Their days are numbered. Soon they will be gone forever - or forced to change - and the light of AM ideology will be ablaze in our Marga. Namaskar, Karun
*************************************** Who is blessed one?
Baba says, "The man who is intelligent should, from his very childhood, move along the path of proto-spirituality. The sooner a man starts and moves along this path of psycho-spirituality, the better it is. He is the blessed one." (AV-12, p.75) Note: With the start of this happy new year we should once again reflect how Baba has graced us by providing us all the tools and teachings for moving along the path of spirituality. So again with renewed vigor we should be more firm and more sincere in our adherence to Sixteen Points.

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