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Choosing An Ananda Vanii

Date: 07 May 2009 23:17:29 -0000 From: "Satyanarayan Mishra" To: AM-GLOBAL Subject: Choosing An Ananda Vanii Baba "A'gun la'giye dile pha'gune e madhuma'se..." (P.S. 1904) Purport: In the grand & stunning beauty of this spring season, You have sparked a fire deep inside my heart. Baba, I am longing for You and crying in pain, desperately wondering why You are not coming. Baba, You have suddenly broken the slumber of my sleeping heart-- and I yearn for You all the 24 hrs. Baba, the thin threads of crudity were keeping me in a state of deep slumber and drowsiness. But, You broke that staticity with the warmth of Your divine love. By Your karuna I am awake and I live in the hope of receiving Your grace. O' my dearmost Bandhu, in this universe You are incomparable. You are beyond space and time. You are cida'ka'she; You are in my mental plate. Baba, in this spring season, when the whole atmosphere is drenched in the sweet aroma of flowers, You are not coming. Baba, please grace by eternally remaining along with me...
Namaskar, In our unit we chose one of Baba's true Ananda Va'niis to guide and propel us into this new era on the occasion of A'nanda Pu'rnima'. Other units may also read an original A'nanda Va'nii given by Baba. On this point there is complete freedom to choose and select one which you like. The Ranchi team is still creating their own Fake Ananda Vaniis but I am not sure what the Kolkata faction is doing. But let us not forget that Sarvatmananda and crew were the ones who invented the Fake Ananda Vanii dogma. So they are no saints on this issue. All in all, the days of the Fake Ananda Vanii are numbered. More and more realise that the only real Ananda Vaniis are the ones which Baba Himself has given. That is why some sectorial offices are now selecting an original Ananda Vanii to celebrate Ananda Purnima. After years and years of following the dogma of Fake Ananda Vanii, places like NY sectorial office have turned over a new leaf and chosen one of Baba's original Vaniis. That is indeed a good and welcome turn of events. Because just like the dogma of Mahaprayan, the dogma of Fake Ananda Vanii should also find its way into the dustbin. Baba is the dharma Guru and it is a mockery for some so-called leaders to invent and drag dogmas into this holy AM mission. Hence, the sooner such dogmas can be rooted out the better. The best way to root out any such dogma is to expose its negativity and then convince one and all not to fall prey to that dogma - like the one about Fake Ananda Vanii. By Baba's grace, progress is being made as more and more rational Ananda Margiis are totally rejecting the Fake Ananda Vanii. Plus certain group oriented people, like NY Sectorial office, have rejected the Fake Ananda Vanii because they now see it will not serve their interests. So for various reasons, the Fake Ananda Vanii is getting left by the wayside. Here are more points and thoughts about the nature of Baba's original and true Ananda Vaniis.
As we all know, Baba's original A'nanda Va'niis have been given especially by Him to be our guiding force of life as they give us inspiration for the journey of the next six months: From New Year's to A'nanda Purnima or from A'nanda Purnima to the New Year, as the case may be. Plus, Baba's divine Ananda Vaniis hold an eternal quality. It is not that after six months they are outdated. Rather the unique aspect of any A'nanda Vanii is that each Van'ii has special import for the present moment for when it was released, and it holds an eternal teaching as well. For instance, when Baba was in jail, then He issued an Ananda Vanii specifically about Sixteen Points. He was sending the divine message that if we Ananda Margiis follow 16 Points, then our AM ideology will remain alive and certainly we will be victorious. Here is that A'nanda Vanii: Baba says, "Be firm on sixteen points. Unite all the righteous forces. All the tall talks of the evil forces will be silenced." (A'nanda Va'ii #44) So at that point in time that Ananda Vanii was deeply meaningful. And, in addition, Baba's divine message remains an eternal message of truth for the ages. That is one of the unique aspects of Baba's original and true Ananda Vaniis. They were appropriate and relevant for that very moment, as well as far, far into the future of human civilisation. No one can proclaim that an Ananda Vanii was only for that time in the past. Rather those Baba's original Vaniis hold lasting value and eternal teachings for the whole humanity. That is why it is most appropriate to use His original Ananda Vaniis again and again.
Regardless of the circumstance - whether there be exploitative leaders at the helm or whether humanity is on the rise - Baba has graciously given Ananda Vaniis that will perfectly suit the mood of the humanity. Each of Baba's original and true Ananda Vaniis will be a fireball of inspiration and strength for the people. They will guide sadhakas how to progress in individual life as well as solve collective issues. Hence no matter the current social milieu, always His divine Ananda Vaniis will be appropriate and shed light on the present condition.
Baba's true Ananda Vanii messages which He has given twice annually on New Year's Day and on Ananda Purnima are very precise and pointed way like an arrow. They are complete discourses in and of themselves. They are not part of any larger discourse and they are not just a quote or partial paragraph. Instead, Baba's true Ananda Vaniis are 100% full & complete and ready to stand as is. Plus they are unique and new in their own particular way-- never a repeat of previously released material. In total Baba has given us nearly a eighty of these divine guidelines known as Ananda Vaniis. Each with their own special beauty; each with their own timeless message. And Baba has Himself specially collected them all together and marked them as the Ananda Vanii Samgraha. And these alone stand as those unparalleled and dharmic messages which Baba has so graciously blessed us with during the time of His global DMC gatherings. So in the realm of Ananda Vanii, Baba's specially given messages are the biggest asset in this entire universe. For these are what Baba wants to call His grand and golden teachings of Ananda Vanii.
Yet in the name of Ananda Vanii the various group leaders are going against Baba by infusing their own dogma and creating their own Fake Ananda Vaniis. Whereby they are pulling some quote out of context that is obviously incomplete as it is part of a different discourse and then in misguided ways labeling that as Ananda Vanii. All done for their own selfish interest. So their whole way of dealing is just their dogmatic approach and has nothing to do with letter or spirit Baba's sacred and divine messages of Ananda Vanii. Because as we know each and every Baba's teaching has its own special and unique value. And to misuse or distort them in some twisted and concocted manner will not bear any fruit.
(a) For example take the case of CaryaCarya: It is one of our AM books but it is not suitable for purposes of svadhyaya after dharmacakra. If used for this purpose then that is wrong. But this Caryacarya is absolutely perfect & blemishless as our smrti shastra-- or social code. Because Caryacarya is the social code of AM. But it is not for use as svadhyaya after dharmacakra. (b) Similarly when we want to know about the depths of AM philosophy then we have to read AM philosophy books like 'Ananda Sutram' and 'Idea and Ideology' etc. Reading CaryaCarya by itself is not going to meet the purpose of learning the whole AM philosophy in deeper sense. But surely if to perform a marriage, shraddha ceremony, or any other type of social function etc, then CaryaCarya has highly significant role. (c) Likewise, when singing a song to start the paincajanya or dharmacakra program then the book 'Idea and Ideology' is not going to help. Neither will 'A Guide to Human Conduct' or 'Shabda Cayanika'. To sing the song, only Prabhat Saungita book is suitable. (d) And when reviewing critical matters on politics and economics then books like 'Strange Experiences', 'PR Sarkar stories' or 'Ideal farming', etc, may not be excellent to refer. Rather we should seek support from the Prout series. (e) Similarly, if one wishes to venture into outer space, then a bicycle will not help. Rather one must have a rocket ship to blast off into outer space. Likewise the only thing that can serve as an Ananda Vanii are Baba's original and true messages of Ananda Vanii, not any fake groupist concoction. The whole point being here that all of Baba's divine books are 100% perfect for their stated purpose-- thus all are of equal importance. No one is high no one is low and Baba has given each for a particular use, i.e. for their own golden purpose. Yet when taking a quote from one book and then labeling it as Ananda Vanii-- that is not at all going to work. Rather it will be a Fake Ananda Vanii. But by Baba's grace that crooked dogma is now fast being rejected and tossed aside.
By Baba's grace we selected an A'nanda Va'nii which we feel is quite fitting for today's world. And other units and sectors have also selected one of Baba's original and true Ananda Vaniis. And this is the best way: To select one of His original Ananda Vaniis and highlight that for the day and the next six months. Perhaps in the future, our AMPS will select just one of Baba's true Ananda Vaniis. But until that time, so long as everyone is choosing an original Vanii and rejected the Fake Ananda Vanii that groupists are inventing, then dharma will be on the rise in our Marga. Naturally, if we keep His divine teaching in the forefront of our minds, then certainly this will give us the stamina and strength to move ahead on the path of Supreme fulfillment. This is Baba's blessing upon one and all. Happy A'nanda Pu'rnima!! Namaskar Satyanarayan
*************************************************** Population Growth: Really a Problem?
Baba says, "Does a population problem actually exist? This issue should be considered in the perspective of two vital factors - the availability of food and the availability of space. Today human beings have enough resources to manage their food. Planet Earth is rich enough to feed a far greater number of people than the present population....[So] The tragedy is that there are enough resources to supply proper food to all human beings in the world, but the defect lies in the present approach of the existing socioeconomic systems." (PNS-13, p.44)

Happy A'nanda Pu'rnima'!!

Respected Readers, On the grand occasion of A'nanda Pu'rnima' 2009 to be observed May 8, we wish you a very happy and blissful day of devotional celebrations & merriment!! Baba is the Polestar of our lives: He is our inspiration, He is our sustenance, and He is our Goal. As we know, this festival day of A'nanda Pu'rnima' marks Baba's divine advent onto this earth. In addition, in our personal devotional life, we can also think of A'nanda Pu'rnima' as a commemoration of the day when Baba first graciously awakened us to His magnificent Presence - the moment when He first appeared in our sadhana. Wishing you and all in your unit blissful A'nanda Pu'rnima' celebrations!! Here is one of His original A'nanda Va'niis that we wish to share with you. "The opportunists tried in the past, are trying at present and will try even in the future to fulfil their narrow desires by keeping the human race disunited. By severely reproaching this opportunistic craftiness through your noble deeds, you draw nigh the unknown strangers living far away and build a healthy world-based human family. Ignoring the brute forces, the sky-kissing arrogance, hypocrisy, immorality and glib outbursts of the conceited people, go ahead towards your cherished goal. The blessing of Parama Purus'a shall be with you alone." (A'nanda Va'nii #40) Namaskar, AM-GLOBAL Moderators

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