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Story: Baba Sends Money to Devotee

Date: 06 Sep 2009 10:27:37 -0000
From: "Indrajit Rai"
Subject: Story: Baba Sends Money to Devotee 



Here is one Baba story that speaks to how He always cares for the welfare of His devotees and wishes to see Ananda Marga pracara progress and flourish.


In those days, like today also, Baba wished to see Ananda Marga ideas propagated in all kinds of ways and in all the various languages. So back in the 1960's, brother Karmeshvarji's job of writing and printing the Ananda Marga newspaper in Angika was an important and valued job. Because Baba wanted Ananda Marga ideas printed in all local languages, including Angika.

By Baba's grace, Karmeshvarji worked tirelessly on this endeavour - day after day printing and distributing the Ananda Marga daily Angika paper in Purnea.

Karmeshvarji, originally of Purnea, was a family man with children, but he was also an LFT for Ananda Marga. He had little money, spent most of his time involved Ananda Marga projects, and lived in a relatively simple area, surrounded by poor farmers.

All along he was doing an excellent job of running the newspaper and then he began leasing a printing press to make things more dynamic. He leased the press for RS 250 per month and then spent another RS 80 per day on paying helpers and distributing the newspaper. Remember, this was back in the 1960's so you can understand that was a lot of money back then.

One other brother, Navalji used to help collect donations from local farmers and circulate the newspaper.

Thus with extremely limited means, Karmeshvarji was doing a wonderful work of running the paper and propagating Ananda Marga ideals.


One day while Karmeshvarji was busy with his newspaper work, one of his small boys, who was just a student in primary school, came to him and said, "Papa, ma says there is no food in the house and ma wants to know what we are going to eat?"

Karmeshvar was absolutely silent. He thought for a moment to ponder the situation; he really did not know how to respond.

Then in a quite manner he stated, "Go and tell your mother to fill a glass with water, ideate and recite Guru mantra, and then drink the water. In this manner, she should serve a glass of water to every member of the family. Thereafter you will not feel any hunger."

And then the father promised the boy that he would arrange proper food tomorrow.

The small child returned back to the house and told his mother what the father had said. The mother thought, "OK, let's try and see how it works."

One by one they all drank the water following this technique and by Baba's grace they all felt satisfied.


The next day while Karmeshvar was vigorously working on printing his paper, in his busyness he had forgotten about the incident of the previous day. Then the idea flashed in his mind that he had not secured any money to buy food for his family. He did not know what or how he would feed them.

Then he thought for a while and closed his eyes.

He connected deep within the inner recesses of his mind and said, "Baba, I can live for 3 to 4 days at a time without food. But I have a family - my wife and small kids need to eat. And if I cannot earn the money to feed them, then I will be unable to continue my work on the Ananda Marga newspaper. I think You are listening."

Karmeshvar felt sad at the prospect of potentially having to stop his work for the Ananda Marga newspaper, but at the same time he had implicit faith in Baba.

Then Karmeshvar printed and published the newspaper that day.


After a few minutes, a margii brother named Gaunga Sharma of Dhanbad arrived at Karmeshvar's office and immediately gave Karmeshvar 200 rupees.

Karmeshvar felt Baba's infinite grace and asked, "You are not from around here - how did you get here and how did you know that I was in need of money?"

Baba gave me money and sent me here.

Hearing this, Karmeshvara immediately felt Baba's sweet touch within and tears began flowing ceaselessly. Karmeshvar felt how gracious Baba is and how as Guru He watches over and takes care of everything.


When Karmeshvar came back into normal his flow then Gaungaji told all the details.

Yesterday, I headed out from my home and went to go see Baba in Ranchi. As soon as I got there Baba called me.

When I came before Baba, He told me:

"There is some very important work to do. Here is 200 rupees. Travel immediately to Karmeshvar in Purnea. He needs money very badly. If he does not get this money our Angika press will stop and his family will go hungry. So take this money. Our Angika paper must continue and Karmeshvar's family must have a sufficient stock of food for the immeidiate future. Plus you must direct local margiis that I told them that they should wholeheartedly support Karmeshvar on the economic level. Karmeshvar must not lack the basic needs."

With that Gaungaji received the money from Baba and embarked on the overnight journey from Ranchi to Purnea to go see Karmeshvar.


That was the way in which Gaungaji explained his visit with Baba to Karmeshvar.

Hearing this, brother Karmeshvar relayed to Gaungaji all the difficulties he had been facing with printing the paper and his family's needs, and how it is exclusively Baba's grace that Gaungaji had arrived there at this time.

Then Karmeshvar looked at the 200 rupees in his hand and realised that he did not have any blank paper to print tomorrow's news. So Karmeshvar gave 100 rupees to one of his helpers and told him to go get a supply of paper.

Seeing this, Gaungaji looked concerned.

Karmeshvar then explained, "Blank paper is absolutely needed and besides, already my helper has gone to go buy the paper."

Gaungaji was moved by brother Karmeshvar's selflessness.

Then Gaungaji said, "I am giving an additional 100 rupees from my own pocket and I am taking the remaining 100 rupees from you and going directly to your house to hand over 200 rupees to your wife for food for the family."

Baba had directed Gaungaji that he must ensure that sufficient food was supplied and that if necessary he should speak with Karmeshvarji's wife.

Then the matter was resolved - Gaungaji arranged a meeting with local margiis, and settled all matters and concerns about food with the wife of Karmeshvarji.

In the due course, Gaungaji returned to Ranchi and gave full report to Baba about what had transpired and Baba was extremely pleased by hearing the news.


All this goes to show that Baba is carefully watching each and every minute detail. It was true then and it is still true today.

He has great interest that the ideas of Ananda Marga should be propagated in all ways to all corners of the globe & beyond. At the same time, He keeps His eyes and ears attuned to the needs and cares of His devotees.

Baba neither wants the propagation of Ananda Marga ideals to be hindered nor does He want to see any of His bhaktas in trouble.

Thus our Ananda Marga newspapers and electronic media must continue regularly. That is His explicit desire. All should also know that He listens to our worries and difficulties and that He is always there to help.

Such are the wonderful ways of His grace-compassion.


Part and parcel of His Prout philosophy and samaj theory is that all languages are important. No language should be overlooked and that no one should harbour any kind of inferiority complex based on the language they speak. Baba honors everyone's mother tongue and has declared that the teachings of Ananda Marga should be translated into every local language.

Just as Baba highly encouraged in the above story that Ananda Marga ideals must be propagated in Angika, same is the case with all the world's languages, such as the language of the Inuits in Alaska, the Zulus in their area, and the Maoris of Australia. Every language should have its place and become a veritable medium of Ananda Marga ideas.



In His below declarations He sweetly assures us that He cares for all and listens to the words of each and every person. Plus His wish is that we should dedicate all our time and energy to building a great society by spreading the ideals of Ananda Marga.

Both of these concepts are repeated themes throughout His discourses, and they are prevalent in one's practical life as well. The story of Karmeshvarji gives proof of this. And indeed there are countless other tales and experiences which show He cares for our every need and inspires us to do the great work each and every moment.

"He has an attachment for every object of the universe; that is, He takes care of each and every object – an ant or a mammoth, an illiterate person or a literate one. Nothing is hidden from Him. Humans cannot conceal anything they do from Him. If you say to somebody, “Don't tell anyone about this,” Parama Puruśa hears you saying privately not to tell anyone. Therefore it is said that He has a separate face for each unit being, with which He sees everyone." (SS-12, Náma and Námii)

   "He looks upon a tiny white ant with as much love and affection as on a mosquito. Nor does He think of a large mammoth more than other entities, for a mammoth has a mind just as an ant has. So He thinks equally of all: He thinks of a white ant or a mosquito with the same seriousness as of a mammoth or an elephant, and He attaches same importance to each individual creature as to all the three worlds. So you understand that you are not at all insignificant: your existential value is very great."
   Just as the Macrocosm thinks of the microcosm, so the microcosm also thinks of the Macrocosm: Macrocosm meditates on microcosm and microcosm meditates on Macrocosm. But what happens as a result of this mutual thinking? The microcosms attract the Macrocosm within themselves, and the Macrocosm arouses supreme devotion in the microcosms, and bestows permanent liberation upon them. (SS-18, Macropsychic Conation and Micropsychic Longings)

In Him,


                                PRABHAT SAMGIITA

"Malay va'ta'se madhu nishva'se ke go ele mor phulavane..." P.S. 1801


 O the Divine Entity who are You who has come in my flower garden in this
spring season with a sweet and charming smile. When I saw You for the first
time I was surprised, and it was difficult to think that such an attractive
Entity would be here. I wanted to look towards You more intimately but I
ould not, that time I was sitting in the flower garden unmindfully.
 I couldn't even hear the footsteps of Your arrival, & You did not give
any hint or clue before coming to this garden. So I could not receive
You properly nor could I offer You a garland. You have graced me by
coming here but You have not cared about receiving an invitation. Please
tell me, O' Divine Entity, who are You?
 Understanding Your liila is impossible. Within a flash You become tough
and then in the next moment You are as tender as a flower-- like a
garland of love --so sweet and charming. O divine Entity You cannot be
understood. You are Infinite--no beginning, & no end. Through the
practice of sadhana and dhyana I am surrendering myself at Your alter .
 Baba You have graced me by coming to my mental flower garden...

                 WT Conduct Rule: Who is who

Baba says, "Avadhuta [WTs] shall not engage his ears in any obscene
language or songs, touch any tamasik articles, see any depraving entity or
pictures, go through any story, novel, or fiction having even the slightest
bit of sexual importance, eat, drink, or smoke any rajasik or tamasik
things or use any article which is artificially scented." (Point 32 of 32
workers rules)

Note: Only using saffron garb is not the criteria. If any Wt is not
following strictly the above Baba's guideline and instead they are (a)
listening to obscene talk and music, (b) touching tamasik items, (c)
viewing any crude movies or pictures, (d) reading degrading books and
magazines, and (e) ingesting negative foods, then in that case they are
fake. Their situation is as follows.

Baba says, "Nothing will result from dyeing one's clothes with saffron
colour only for show. Dye yourself within. People of some particular
religious creeds think that dyeing their clothes or bodies with a
particular colour is a part of spiritual Sa'dhana'. But remember that is
all useless, unless you are dyed within as well." (SS part 3)

Baba further says,

     "Mana na' ra'inga'ile ra'inga'ile yogi ka'par'a.

        Saffron and red do not a yogiis make
        With mind undyed he remains a fake."

"Dye your mind with His colour. Those who have not done so cannot attain
Him, for this very coloration is Prema or Divine Love...No external sign
of Sa'dhuta' or virtue is necessary. Become sa'dhu within. Behind the
external show of virtuousness of many so-called sa'dhus exists a
pharisaic state of mind. Preserve the true dignity of the word, Sa'dhu."

         "Mu'd'ha mu'ra'ye jata' v'ar'aye....

          With shaven head or matted locks
          And ashen body a Sadhu walks
          With the swaggering gait of a well-fed buffalo.
          And crude mind filled with thoughts mean and low."

"That is why I say that you must bring about a revolutionary change in
the flow of your judgment and thought, and see how, after overcoming your
fascination with external colour, your mind becomes tinged with the His
glorious colour." (SS part 3)

Note 2: Unfortunately, at present there is no dearth of fake sadhus in our Marg.
Senior margiis are aware about this fact.

Hearing the Universal Chant: Pranava

Date: 5 Sep 2009 12:48:13 -0000 From: "Chandramohan Jha" To: Subject: Hearing the Universal Chant: Pranava Baba "Ogo prabhu tava la'gi ga'ntha' ma'la' shuka'ye ja'y..." (P.S. 1935) Purport: Baba, Oh my Prabhu, the garland which I prepared for You is gradually getting dry and wilted. Day by day my longing for You is increasing. And that long waiting for You, has gone in vain. Because neither did You come, nor did You accept my garland. These days even the red sun is unpleasant for me--and it was very blissful for me in earlier times. But now it's brilliance is no longer shining to my eye. Because passing the time in Your longing, my heart is restless. Everything is unpleasing for me these days. Even the gentle sweet breeze no longer remains comfortable for me. And due to my mind's restless state, whatever mental darkness was there, became more deep and dense. Indeed in my mind, the blackness which was there got more increased. Day and night is passing this way, in Your longing. Baba, there is no problem if I cannot get hold of You. And also there is no problem if You don't look towards me with Your sweet, loving smile. One thing You can do though--thinking that I am very low, You please grace me. And by Your ahetuki krpa, come close to me. Baba, in Your absence, my everything lost the charm and became dry. Time is passing like this. Please grace me and give me Your darshan...
Namaskar, During a spiritual talk one very senior family acarya was recounting about the samadhi demonstrations in 1970. Surely many are aware that Baba declared the whole year of 1970 as a sadhana year. So back then every day Baba used to bless different samadhis to various individuals. According to my understanding, the purpose was to give a demonstration-- on the theoretical side as well as the practical side-- that how and in what way samadhi functions. And how it can be realized. Our family acarya Dada* said like this. Dada continued explaining that Baba gave demonstrations about the sound of silence. It was then that I placed my query which had been in my mind since long. I asked, 'Dadaji, surely those who got to hear the sound of silence, means those who got that blessing from Baba and they had opportunity to listen to various sounds related with higher meditation, really such persons are fortunate. And we are unfortunate. Because we could not receive such things.' In response he said, 'Actually, not only they, but everyone is fortunate who has come in the shelter of Baba. Sadhakas may or may not realise this, but Baba has blessed everyone. It is not that only those prior persons could listen to the sound of silence and you cannot. You can also listen.' After Dadaji's statement, all the sadhakas present (including myself) became more enthusiastic. We thought: 'How can I listen to the sound of silence. It is such a unique thing-- such a thing which I never heard in my whole life. It is surely something extraordinary and very high.' Dada replied, 'Yes, it is. But every sadhaka who is doing sadhana sincerely with devotion, everyone according to their standard is capable to listen to the sound of silence.' Then I requested, 'Dada, please tell me in more detail so I can have this in the domain of my own experience and realization. If, in fact, you deem it appropriate.' He replied that, 'Having such a desire in the devotional field is nothing bad. Rather it is a good thing. Everyone should have such a desire, to go closer and closer to Parama Purusa. And according to the degree of one's proximity with Parama Purusa, the sound of silence changes and finally climaxes with the omnkara sound. And ultimately, in the end, there is absolutely no sound. Complete silence.' Understanding our eagerness, he told, 'Alright. Do you all want to listen now to this very sound of silence?' Everyone had desire. So we all nodded our head in acceptance. He suggested that, 'Just sit in proper posture as you regularly do for your sadhana. And then start doing sadhana. Repeat your mantra. If your mind is very pointed and concentrated, then you can hear these sounds very clearly. But even with less concentration, if the pure feeling is there, even then you will be able to hear it to some degree. It is not an unusual thing. Just a few environmental necessities are there: 1) The general environment should not be noisy. Otherwise, external sounds will mix into internal, and you may not recognize which is the internal sound of silence that is coming from within. 2) To control problems in #1, one should close the ears with one's own finger. This way no external sound will interrupt the process. If pin-drop silence is there, then this technique is not needed. But if you think that some external sounds are coming off and on, then you can close your ears with your fingers. 3) One should repeat one's mantra with proper ideation and devotion. Then the volume of the internal sound will increase and you will be able to hear it more and more clearly. It depends upon the degree of pointedness and the sweet feeling that you have in your mind and heart towards the Lord. If the heart is dry and obsessed with crude physical desires, then you may not hear anything. 4) Go on sincerely repeating your mantra in the above fashion, and the sound will increase. According to Baba's teaching, each and every sadhaka has his own samskara, and own standard of concentration and devotion, etc. Accordingly, to a varying degree, one will hear the sound of silence. These sounds can be categorized in different types. As he suggested, we tried then and there. And everyone sitting there heard some sound which was resonating from inside. Then Dadaji told, 'This is not something unusual which you are receiving here. You have the quality and ability. Nobody's help is needed. Already Beloved Baba's help is with everyone. So certainly I did not help you. Just I told the simple technique how to block the external sound and listen to the inner sound that you have already.' 'So remove your inferiority complex. By thinking that 'those who received those samadhis and heard those sounds of silence in 1970, and that only they are fortunate'. This is not the correct approach.' Dada continued, 'Instead I will say to everyone, those who have faith and love in Baba, they are fortunate. And everyone can easily listen to this sound of silence. It is not something which is unattainable or beyond reach.' 'In various discourses, and His teachings, Baba has revealed this truth.' Later on after searching my books I found this very paragraph related with the discussion, which was going on early in the morning yesterday that was related with the sound of silence. Baba says, "Sometimes one first hears the sound of rumbling clouds, sometimes ankle bells, sometimes the roar of the sea. When after hearing different sounds in this way the mind reaches the trikut'i, one hears the sweet and harmonious sound of the flute. These are various expressions of the pran'ava sound. The pran'ava sound is heard as the trikut'i or a'jina' cakra is crossed, but then when the mind merges with Krs'n'a or Paramashiva there is no sound, the silence itself is the sound. There is no expression. These are some of the secrets of sa'dhana'. The spiritual aspirant hears the various sounds of onm'ka'ra or pran'ava at various stages, during deep sa'dhana', during sweet sa'dhana'. The sound is called Krs'n'a's muraliidhvani. The sa'dhaka becomes mad because of this sound and goes deeper and attains Ra'dha' bha'va more and more, and rushes headlong forward." "Chot'e ye jan ba'nshiir t'a'ne Se ki ta'ka'y pather pa'ne?" "[Can a person who rushes headlong at the sound of the flute ever think about the path he or she is treading?]" "At that time one does not think at all about what people will say. One knows only that "I and my Is't'a exist." 15 January 1980, Calcutta (AVM Part 17) Namaskar, Chandramohan note: Please I hope you will also recount about your own experiences and what type of realizations you have had-- i.e. what is your realization. *Here in India, every elder or respected margi is called as "dada". So usually in our conversation, we address them as "dada", in a respectful way. This is quite common use. Not only in my village, but at various seminars and DMCs, retreats, gatherings, this is the common phenomenon. "Dada" does not mean only in relation with WTs. If there is any confusion or doubt with regards to our wholetime workers, then we call them as "WT Dada". But the term "Dada" itself can refer to either Wt or Margii. And, as well all know, the literal meaning of "dada" is 'brother'. And surely the same formula is applicable in the case of senior margii sisters, in that they are referred to as "didi". And that literal meaning of "didi", is 'sister'.

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