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Role Of Cowardly People in AM

Date: Sun 28 Jun 2009 22:43:52 -0800 (PST) From: Surya Morales Subject: Role Of Cowardly People in AM To: Baba "Bha'loaba'si a'mi toma'y, tumi bha'loba'sa na'..." (P.S. 4592) Purport: Baba I love You, but You do not love me. Baba You are not coming clearly in my dhya'na-- that means You are not loving me. If You would have loved me then You would not remain distant. O' my close One who is keeping Himself far away. From Your distant place please accept me surrender. And from Your far distant abode, please send me this blessing: That my sadhana will be successful. Please grace me such that You Yourself will be coming in my dhya'na. Baba, I do not desire any boons from You. All that I desire is to continue doing Your dhya'na. Baba, please bestow this blessing upon me. Baba, You are mine. Please grace me by filling my entire consciousness with this eternal truth-- that You are mine. Baba, You are not coming in my dhya'na-- what more can I say. I have so much longing for You to come, yet You are not coming. Baba, how come You do not love me. Baba, please grace me by coming...
Namaskar, How did phallic worship became equated with the tantra of Lord Shiva? Why did the worship of Sri Krsna become reduced to a mere set of rituals instead of an internal sadhana towards godhood? How is it that these two Taraka Brahmas lived on this earth for decades and decades and graciously gave a huge body of dharmic teachings, only for those guidelines to be distorted into something of little or no value - even harmful? What is the operative factor in this demise and what do we need to be wary of with respect to keeping our Beloved Baba's teachings & practices in their original form. That is what we seek to investigate here.
Everyone comes onto this earth with a role to play. Some just live an ordinary life of eating and drinking; some do heroic deeds and sacrifice for the welfare of others; and, some people become cowards and fearfully accept various dogmas, even when they know those things are wrong. This letter focuses on this latter category: Cowardly people who knowingly submit themselves to dogma in order to escape criticism, punishment, and the like. Because, over the ages, it is such persons who have allowed or enabled the teachings of Taraka Brahma to gradually become more and more diluted until finally they are reduced to a crude set of illogical and useless rituals. Such a tragedy has happened in the past and if we are not careful it will happen in this present era also.
In our search, the review of history is important. Taking a look back into the past teaches us how to avoid pitfalls in the future. For instance, if we fail to study the history surrounding the partition of India and all its tragedies, then in the future we may think that dividing a country is a fine and noble enterprise. So a glance back - now and again - at history is most helpful. Thus, understanding what transpired with Lord Shiva's and Lord Krsna's teachings provides insight into how to properly manage Baba's divine ideological guidelines.
It did not happen all at once. Both Lord Shiva and Lord Krsna took advent on this earth and taught the people of the day so many practical and philosophic tenets of dharma sadhana, morality, and spiritual realisation. The lives of these two Taraka Brahma's were densely filled with righteous actions and guidelines for others to see and follow. Yet step by step, those teachings were eaten away - very slowly, from one generation to the next.
First a priest - in order to heighten the prestige of his own temple or out of his own greed - told that worshiping Lord Shiva at his temple / tiirtha will bring salvation. And so many other nonsense things they told for their own selfish gain. Those early followers who were aware of Lord Shiva's teachings knew that such priestly edicts were false. But in their cowardly way they did not protest - due to fear of punishment and retribution by those priests. So the people kept mum, obediently followed those priests, and internally thought that Lord Shiva will save the situation. Huddled in their fearful ways, such cowardly people acquiesced to the dogmatic preachings of those priests. Time passed. Their children saw this as did their grandchildren. In turn those younger generations got it fixed in their mind that their grandfather was faithfully following the original and authentic guidelines of Lord Shiva by visiting that particular temple or tiirtha or by paying certain taxes to priests in order to marry a daughter or receive the graces of God. Hence, the indoctrination of a new generation into dogma. What started out as one generation of people knowingly and fearfully compromising with dogma, gradually rolled into a complete misunderstanding by the younger generations. Those newer generations took that dogma to be the golden road - the path of truth and excellence. Because that is all they knew, thanks to the fearful and timid dealings of those before them. They saw their grandfather and thought that must be correct, when in fact that grandfather was keeping silent and obeying priests in order not to be beaten, abused, victimised, harassed, or tortured. This is the way dharmic teachings get dismantled. It happened with Lord Shiva's teachings as well as with Lord Krsna's teachings. In both circumstances, cowardly people are at fault for failing to stand up and oppose those mischievous priests. Indeed the distortion of Lord Shiva's and Lord Krsna's teachings happened to such an extreme degree that when Baba graciously delivered His two treatises - Namah Shivaya Shantaya and Namami Krsna Sundaram - then those sets of dharmic discourses did not at all match what was going on today. The dogma the present day followers of Lord Shiva and Lord Krsna were doing did not at all resemble the glorious teachings Baba had given in those books. The true teachings of Lord Shiva and Lord Krsna were utterly non-existent in the contemporary society. Such was the extreme degree to which dogma had taken root. And again, what was the cause: The step by step compromise made by cowardly people who were to fearful and scared to oppose the ruling priests.
Today in Ananda Marga, a similar show is unfolding - but we can still stop it before it is too late. The priests have invented so many dogmas for their own selfish gain, power, and prestige. Here is but a small sampling of those dogas: [1] Mahaprayan (i.e. Baba is gone), [2] Fake Ananda Vaniis, [3] Distortion to AM Scriptures, [4] Fake Bhukti Pradhan Manual (1997), [5] Crude Tiirthas & Memorials in AN & Jamalpur etc, [6] Expulsion as a Weapon, [7] Ruination of Prabhat Samgiita with Filmy Singers, [8] Destruction of ACB, [9] Bangalisation, [10] PP Dada Not Doing Kiirtan etc, [11] Unity through Groupism, [12] Translated from the Original Bengali, [13] And Many, Many More. And we all know how & why those things were established. If anyone fails to attend Mahaprayan then they will lose their post; if anyone opposes the Fake BP election process they will be outcasted; if anyone points out scripture distortions, then they will be victimised etc. So these are the types of threats that were made by the ruling priest class or groupist leaders of the day. By this way they impose their will and intimidate others. In response, a section of fearful followers acquiesce. They watch the original BP manual go up in flames, they watch the AM Revolution discourses be snipped and cut; they watch one punishment posting ordered after another. They see so many things going on and they keep quiet - not wanting to invite any problem unto themselves, not wanting to invite the wrath of those priests. Their mantra becomes: "Keep quiet - do not say anything - just accept it all." In the back of their mind they think that "Baba will save the situation", when in fact it is their duty to come forward and fight for what is right. Such cowardly people become "yes man" or "goody-goodies" to those in power. They think that this is the only way to survive, when in truth they are ruining their entire tantric career by turning themselves into agents of dogma. Because what they accept out of fear, the next generations will blindly accept as truth, and Baba's true teachings will be lost. Because the younger people will think, "Our elders were around Baba so what they were doing must be correct." In that case, dogmatic functions like Mahaprayan and the reading of Fake Ananda Vaniis will become totally normal and the real ideological foundations of Ananda Marga will systematically vanish into thin air. There will not be a trace of AM left on this earth. This is not some false dream or fictional horror story. This is the reality of what will most certainly happen if a strong stand is not immediately taken against the present dogmas that priests have dragged into AM. Baba's advent will be for naught as His teachings will be gone.
So we must not be cowardly or fearful of threats and rantings by those in power, rather we are to stand up and maintain His original teachings. Therein lies the establishment of dharma in AMPS and our debt to Guru. Baba says, "We cannot call people “good” if they cannot lead people of all walks of life towards welfare. We can call them “goody-goodies” but not good people. Those who are truly good people will move bravely forward and provide inspiration and strength to those mute masses to fight against all kinds of obstacles, and give a clarion call to them to march ahead." (AV-22) Baba says, "Intelligent people should no longer remain silent...They must not act like goody-goodies, seeing evil but continuing to tolerate it. This is very bad." (NH-LOI, Disc: 2) Baba says, "The characteristic of good people is to fight against injustice, to firmly adhere to truth and righteousness, to protect the helpless and fight against all evil persons. Those who are merely simple and are of a meek and goody-goody nature are not good people." (AFPS-5)
By Baba's grace, whenever and wherever we see any dogma cropping up or in vogue - whether it be sannyasi superiority or scriptural distortions - we should wage a merciless war, upholding Baba's teachings. Failure to do so is only inviting the multiplication of dogma and the ruination of our Marga. No one should fall into such a cowardly way of life. Baba says, "I have already said that Ananda Marga is the first movement aimed at liberating spirituality from the unwholesome influences from 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 realize the actual truth, and when you will come in contact with truth, you will be established in real spirituality...human beings have got to be established in human excellence and carry on a ceaseless struggle against dogma." (PNS-18) Namaskar, Surya
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In the following quote Baba reveals the history of the "ball" which is nowadays commonly used in innumerable games and sports. The ball is originally invented in India. The following Baba's teaching reveals this fact. Baba says, "The meaning of the root verb kand is 'to wallow'. We get the word kanduka (ball) by adding 'uk' to 'kand' or adding 'u' + 'ka' to kand. Its etymological meaning is 'that which rolls'; colloquially it refers to 'ball'-- a ball rolls. It should be remembered that the kanduka (ball) originated in this country. Originally, balls used to be made from cloth, but since cloth balls did not last very long people in ancient Bengal started making balls from the shoots of young bamboo." (SC-3, p.70-71)

Goenka: Honest & Courageous

Date: 27 Jun 2009 15:01:37 -0000 From: NJK Majumdar To: Subject: Goenka: Honest & Courageous Baba
Namaskar, Respected SS Goenka has decided to give up his hypocrisy and walk proudly on the path of groupism in front of one and all. This takes both honesty and courage. Most will not like to do this. Indeed brother Goenka is worthy of great recognition by one and all.
Taken altogether, Goenkaji's situation can be likened to that of a gay person, or child molester, or drug addict, who today has "walked out of the closet" and valiantly declared himself in front of one and all. By this way they escape from the net of hypocrisy, and embrace an honest approach by accepting of who they really are. Today, we know the truth about Goenka: As he himself has written - see the appended email below - he is part and parcel of one faction or group.
Everyone should appreciate Goenka's sincerity and at the same time kindly request him not to fall back into the negative hole of hypocrisy. Some of his cohorts may pressure him to change his statement, but our dear brother Goenka should stand tall and remain courageous and readily maintain his stance that he is part of one group. Then his days of hypocrisy will be over - at least on this point.
These days so many groupists cloak themselves under the golden banner of neo-humanism. They are confirmed groupists. In their heart of hearts they know this, but outwardly they say they are universalists. Such is the extent of their hypocrisy. That is why today, when SS Goenkaji has boldly come forward and openly declared himself as being part of a "faction" or "group", then we should all take a moment to appreciate his honesty and courage.
Because we all know that groupism is not looked upon favourably in AM. Baba is totally against any and all kinds of groupism. Thus most groupists commit a dual crime: That of groupism and hypocrisy. In their attempt to hide their wrongdoing of factional affiliation, they venture into the murky waters of hypocrisy. All done to cover-up who they truly are.
Please join me in giving maximum appreciation to Goenka Dada on this grand occasion. Without his wonderful qualities of courage and honesty, it would not have been possible for him to publicly declare in his latest mailing that he is indeed a confirmed groupist and factional team leader. With utmost respect, Nagendra
Re: Kolkata Global Meeting of margis and workers
Sat, 27 Jun 2009 17:24:38 +0530
Dear brother Kalyaneshvarananda Avt,
Subject: Re: Kolkata Global Meeting of margis and workers
Received your email of today (27.06.09). Your news are lop-sided. However, Kolkata Administration has every right to call a meeting. However, it should have been made clear that it is unilateral attempt on behalf of K.A. Else, it has caused a confusion that it is a joint programme of two factions. Many Grihii Margiis are asking me if they should attend August meeting or October meeting. The first said meeting is jointly called by two groups, whereas October meeting is convened by K.A only.
To clarify this basic issue, I am circulating this letter to all.
With brotherly regards,
S S Goenka

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