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...Bringing It To Fruition

To: AM-GLOBAL Subject: ...Bringing It To Fruition Date: Mon 26 Oct 2009 09:58:26 +0500 (IST) From: Ram Sahay Kulshresth Baba "A'lo eseche ghum bheungeche, phuler vane raun legeche..." (P.S. 2253) Purport: With the arrival of effulgence, all drowsiness & sleepiness have been vanquished. In the flower garden, new growth has come. The buds of those flowers which were in hibernation have now all bloomed. And they have filled the flowers with nectar; it is overflowing. Each and everyone's heart is vibrated with the new color. Each and every movement in life is vibrated in His flow. The air, the water, the earth, and the sky-- everything is filled with His vibration and charm. The advent of the new dawn has come; now there will not be any more cries or laments due to the darkness. In the language and expression there will no longer be any bitterness-- rather it will be saturated with sweetness and love. Love will be the source of all inspiration. This transformation has all happened due to the causeless grace of Parama Purusa; He created this momentum and changed the whole vibration of this entire universe. He filled it with His own color. The new dawn has come and the drowsiness of staticity and dogma has disappeared. The sweetness and charm of spirituality has come...
Namaskar, Nowadays with Parama Prakrti raising her magic wand and with so much corruption in the uppper echelons of government and with the vaeshyan era at its full height, now more than ever this world is aching for the call of Prout. Even then for Prout to appear on the scene is not a joke. Even with all the conditions apparently ripe, there is a specific system for bringing the Prout revolution-- and without adhering to Baba's prescribed method, Prout will remain on the sidelines.
Since the inception of Prout in 1959, there have been numerous & on-going efforts by various Proutists to bring revolution; but unfortunately mostly they were thinking in their own way how a Prout government can be quickly established-- and they overlooked Baba's system. No doubt in various units field wts and margiis are doing very good works, but the overall flow of PU from the top down has not been like that. This is evidenced in multiple ways including the time in 1970 when Proutist candidates first contested in the local elections. That time those Proutists thought that the golden age of Prout had come. And they thought they were there just to eat gravy and collect the prize. But in that election those Proutist candidates got blown away like the dust. They hardly got even a vote. And another example is how after 1970, huge enthusiasm was created in Tripura, Bengal that there itself would be the first Proutist government. And in that naive excitement, huge money was poured into Bengal from around the globe to establish a Proutist government in the A'mara' Bengali area. But beyond the terrible waste of money and resources, nothing could happen. And still today there are hardly any margiis in Tripura-- and not even the shadow of a Prout movement, let alone Prout leadership. So the whole program turned into one fly-by-night affair. And like this all across the entire globe there are countless examples how various Proutist Dadas and margiis became enthusiastic and tried their own various 'quick-n-easy' methods to usher in a Proutist government. But in those poorly thought out ways, so many persons got killed, so many Wts left, and so many Margiis were misled because of those misguided efforts. In that manner countless attempts have been met with failure.
So this is the common rule that if the path is wrong then one cannot reach the goal. And the answer is very simple. The Lord Himself has given the theory of Prout and He has given the pathway for how to establish it. But because His guidelines have been overlooked that is why little has happened thus far. Or what has been accomplished could be increased multi-fold. So this letter is based on Baba's teachings-- i.e. the way to bring forth the revolution along Proutistic lines. Here following are a few of Baba's well-known guidelines. In His discourse 'Nuclear Revolution', Baba has given a phase-wise plan and program. In the first phase, His expressed teaching is that Margiis should first be created. Have new people start doing sadhana and social service. And gradually they will get the teaching and training about out Proutistic socio-economic policies. And also education will be given as to how the present-day exploiters are cheating the common mass. Because if the society is not educated properly and not awakened to the exploitation going on, then the common mass will not support the call for revolution. So education is highly needed. Here education does not mean the learning of a-b-c-d. In this case education means developing an awareness how the exploiters are cheating everyone to the bone. On this point Baba has given various meaningful guidelines in the chapter "Nuclear Revolution". As we have seen, certain of our Prout leaders are thinking that on the point of money everything will be purchased and Proutist government can be formed. This is one of their misguided views. And some others are thinking that simply by shaking the hand of this or that President then Prout will be established. But both of these approaches are faulty and one important ingredient is missing. Such types of Proutists never tried to do any psychological preparation of the masses. When in fact this is Baba's guideline. Baba says, "Revolution may not take place unless the exploited masses are psychologically prepared for revolution. If the people do not support revolution, the clarion call for revolution will not be heeded." (PNS 21 p.63) Baba's above teaching proves that first of all, the common members of society should be taught and prepared. Just by purchasing some political leaders or cadres, Prout cannot be established.
On this very point about education, in one samaj meeting, Baba has given some discourse. He told, that, "In one common public meeting the political leader raised the slogan that we should die for our land, Angabhumi. Then several hundred of the simple villagers seated in that room rose up because they did not like the idea of literally dying for their motherland. Some of them even stood up and told that "I am not going to die here. Better I should die in Varanasi. By dying there, I will get salvation." Baba says like this, in that very discourse. The sense is that because villagers were not educated about the local socioeconomic political problems, that's why they took it in a completely literal way. 'Dying for motherland' does not mean that you are absolutely going to die there. Rather it means 'dedicate for the cause of one's motherland'. So that was one misnomer. And secondly, villagers have dogma about "Death in Varanasi brings heaven". Because of all this, combined with the villagers' blatant lack of understanding about exploitation, they opposed the program of anti-exploitation movement because they were oblivious to the exploitation of the land. So, that very time Baba's sole teaching was that first the society should be educated, and once done if the other factors are ripe then revolution should be launched. But unfortunately in our Prout programs, sometimes we moved in a different direction. Here is another historical example. BY reviewing this, certainly we will be able to learn from the past and bring Prout to the fore at the earliest.
In the past, 1857, one attempt of revolution happened from India, to shoe
away the Britishers. But it completely failed. Rather the revolutionaries were crushed mercilessly. That time society was not educated, socio-politically. But in 1947, it was a different case. In 1947 India got freedom. Reason being that this time in 1947 the common mass possessed the requisite social awareness about how the Britishers were cheating everyone. So the public supported the revolution. Thereby the exploitative Britishers were forced to leave the country-- India. So the overall idea is that in 1857 the public was not educated. Then the revolution was crushed right away. And not just that but, those people could not raise their head for the next 90 years. So prematurely trying to bring revolution brings complete negative result. Baba has taught this very ideas in His Nuclear Revolution discourse.
The whole point is that society should first be educated. That is the first and foremost work. If political consciousness about the presence of exploitation is not aroused amongst the common mass, then the result will be negative. But unfortunately up till now most of the plans and program taken by the Prout department are not moving in the direction which Baba has taught. Many margiis and wts are working hard and doing good things, but certain top Proutist Dadas etc are moving in their own selfish way-- greedily thinking that all the power will fall into their pocket. For example, attempt after attempt has been made to buy the leaders and capture the power. Or buy the cadres, make the leaders, win the election, and make the Prout government. But a proper plan and program has not been not made to raise the consciousness in the public against exploitation. But Baba's distinct guideline is that if this is not done, there will not be an iota of success. So our first duty is not to fall prey to the negative strategies employed to date by some Proutist Dadas etc. Rather we are to follow Baba's teachings step by step. First create margiis and educate them about Baba's teachings and practices and help them to develop revolutionary qualities. And if it will be done on mass scale, then there will not be any delay for changing the whole society and bringing revolution. This is the critical first step. Because without the creation of new and upcoming sadvipras, how will there be sadvipra leadership? Collecting corrupt persons from the general society and trying to take their help in forming a Prout government is nothing but an ill-fated strategy.
By Baba's divine grace, Prout will be established very soon. As we understand how to work according to His direction, our efforts will be efficient and effective and so many great things will happen in the realm of Prout. Things are coming together, by His grace. Baba says, "Victory is sure to embrace you. Difficulties and encrumbrances cannot be more powerful that your capacity to solve them. You are the children of the great Cosmic Entity. Be a sadvipra and make others sadvipras also." (PNS-6, p.30) Namaskar, Ram Sahay Dev Note 1: In HIS discourse BABA gives very explicit instructions about Prout: Baba says, "According to PROUT, the rule of Sadvipras is the ideal form of leadership. The establishment of Sadvipra leadership will require the systematic and rational application of PROUT by the collective effort of many highly intelligent people. Sadvipra rule cannot be established by blind physical force or idle intellectual extravaganza." (Prout-18) So from the grass-roots level the creation of sadvipras should be done to establish Prout society. This is the practical approach, not just some theoretical analysis. Note 2: Baba also guides us as follows. Baba says, "The revolutionaries will have to fight against three forces-- outside exploiters, internal exploiters and other inner evil forces." (PNS 21 p.65) Note 3: Whether in the general society or in the organisation, the necessary requirements for establishing a revolution are the same. Note 4: From 1959 to 1990, for 31 years, Baba taught us via various Prout rules & regulations, discourses. And then in reporting sessions He has given plans and programs for how to implement Prout. And that plan and program was for certain phases. We should keep in our mind that when Taraka Brahma takes human form, then He does not keep that very body for thousands of years. So Baba is a Mahasambhuti, He has also a limited span of time to play His divine liila. And along with that, He went on teaching and educating us about different aspects of His grand philosophy, plans and programs, & so many things. He chose to use about 35 years of time to talk about Prout and Ananda Marga. And He has given different plans, program, and teaching. And in that very concentrated period, He taught the plan for perhaps the next five, ten, twenty, hundred, or several hundred years. Those who are senior Margiis and WTs and anyone following 16 Points can easily understand all this. But those who have superficial knowledge of Baba's teaching, for them this may be difficult to comprehend. And they always confuse the matter. They think that what Baba has told in a particular year, that was the plan of that very year only. When in fact what Baba has told in a few years, that is the plan for the entire phase of one era. And it depends upon the progress of society, how many years it will take to develop from one step to another step. For example, if the society is educated in five years, then the first phase is finished. And the second phase program can be started. But to educate the society on socio-political consciousness might also take 50 years. In that case then the first phase will go on for 50 years. And as Baba says, that not until the fourth phase will there be revolution. So it will come in its own time. Not prematurely. One time I heard myself, in Patna, Baba was telling that "I don't speak for those who are attending the General Darshan or sitting next to me. I speak for the entire humanity -- present and future." Similarly, Baba's plan, program is for the present and for the near or far future. So before making plans we should be very careful about how we are going to execute His teaching, plans and programs.
*************************************** Like New Born Baby and Mother
Baba says, "It is a law of nature that nature provides a mother with sufficient breast milk to feed her newly-born baby. In the same way, nature provides sufficient resources like food and other essential requirements for all human beings. Human beings need only utilize these resources in a proper way. Shortages of food and space cannot be blamed on nature. These problems have been artificially created by the folly of human beings." (PNS-13, p.45)

Do You Eat Sweets?

From: "Virendra Mandal" To: Subject: Do You Eat Sweets? Date: Sun, 25 Oct 2009 12:41:37 +0530 Baba Intro to PS: This song is to be used in concerts organized for the general public because Baba has written this song for non-margiis. Everyone knows that Baba is for all. "Shivashankarah he shubhankar vishvabiijah prabhuh karun'a'-a'karah..." (P.S. 3653) Purport: O' Lord Shiva, Shiva Shankar, O' welfare and grace Personified, You are the Controller of everything. You are origin of the universe. O' Prabhu, You are the Ocean of grace. With the beauty of divine effulgence, Your body is shining like the mountain of silver. The Moon* is beautifying above Your head. Your whole existence is like the most precious jewel and it is shining in its own glory. O' Kalyan Sundaram, Lord Shiva, You bless everyone. Please grace me with both Your hands in varabhaya mudra. I surrender at Your alter. Please grace me always. You are always established in sama-samaj-tattva. No scripture has the capacity to express Your glory. You have infinite attributions. Please grace me with a wee-bit of the dust of Your lotus feet. I surrender at Your alter.... *moon= Here the idea is that Lord Shiva is always ensconced in the divine nectar (soma dha'ra' / rasa ) of the pineal gland. That is why the moon is symbolic. Because of this reason in mythology Lord Shiva's picture is made keeping the moon above His head. General people do not know the reason behind this. Baba says, "The hormone secretion of the pineal gland (pineal plexus or sahasra'ra cakra ) is partly controlled by the moon, hence its nectar is called somarasa or somadha'ra' (soma means moon). This pineal secretion invigorates the lower glands of the human body and intoxicates the spiritual aspirant with divine joy." (SS-8) PS Note 1: Most songs of Prabhat Samgiita are based on Sanskrit vocabulary and word meaning, but in this song the case endings & verb endings are in Sanskrit also. PS Note 2: About one-pointedness in Ista see the 'Shriinathe...' shloka from AMIWL-11, p. 801 PS Note 3: This song has value for understanding the philosophy & greatness of Mahasambhuti. Same way Baba has written the Namah Shivaya Shantaya and Nama'mi Krsna Sundaram books-- for philosophical teachings and also to indirectly tell about Himself without making exact reference. Of course in the realm of personal spiritual practices we Ananda Margiis only refer to Baba.
Namaskar, One time at DMC Baba was giving a discourse about dhruvasmrti, or fixed memory on Brahma. Baba was explaining that dhruvamsmrti means remembering Parama Purusa always and that when not doing sadhana then one must use Guru mantra in order to keep the mind ensconced in the thought of the Supreme. Then one will be established in dhruvasmrti. Baba then looked at everyone in attendance - there were a few hundred present that day - and Baba lovingly said, "When coming into the hall today, not one person repeated Guru mantra." Everyone fell silent - awed by Baba's statement. Then Baba explained further, "When taking food or eating rice, if one is thinking that this is rice etc, then one's mind is not fixed on Brahma. In that case the person is not established in dhruvasmrti. One should instead think that this rice is Brahma. Then one will be properly practicing 2nd lesson and become established in dhruvasmrti." In that same DMC discourse, Baba also told that if you love your son or daughter as a son or daughter, then that is not consistent with the practice of 2nd lesson. Rather one must think that that the person before me is Brahma in the form of my son / daughter. One must view all as expressions of Parama Purusa. Then that is second lesson, otherwise not. Baba says, "Do you love your son? No, no you don’t love your son. You love Brahma in the form of your son. By loving your son as a son, you cannot love the Lord. Where there is the feeling of son, there is no Lord and where there is the Lord, there is no son. Where you exist He does not and where He exists you are no more." (SS-1) Baba's guideline and discourse that day was all about how we should see Brahma in each and every object. That is the right practice of second lesson and leads to dhruvasmrti. Merely repeating the mantra itself is not enough. Side by side one must ideate on the idea that all is Brahma. Then one's practice of second lesson is proper. That was the very meaningful teaching Baba was emphasizing that day.
We all know that all thoughts and actions in this world are binding. For that reason people take birth on this earth again and again, from one life to the next. That is the way of karma and samskara theory. By Baba's grace He has blessed us with the process of second lesson whereby we can live in this world yet not incur further samskaras. In that case we can live a reaction-free existence and attain liberation, by His grace. Such is the great value of second lesson. At the same time we must remember that second lesson must be practiced properly, otherwise it will not have any effect.
As Baba has explained, merely repeating Guru mantra is not enough. Second lesson must not be repeated mechanically like one parrot. It must be accompanied by the feeling and idea that everything and everyone is a manifestation of the Divine. If one hastily recites second lesson and feeds a poor person thinking that the person before me is one helpless beggar, then that second lesson is not proper and that action will be binding. Likewise if before eating a sweet one mechanically recites second lesson, but the whole time one's mind is engrossed in the thought of that sweet delicacy and thinking "this sweet is so tasty", then that also is not the right practice of second lesson. In that case one is incurring sam'skara. One must think that this is Parama Purusa in the form of that sweet. Here Baba explains how we should interact with the world and perform our service. Baba says, "Action performed for the sake of action is bondage...As explained earlier the ideation that whatever I do, I do only to please Parama'tma' is called devotion – Bhaktirbhagavato Seva'. Devotion is service to God. When devotees serve the universe they do it with the feeling that they are serving the manifestation of Na'ra'yan'a only to please Him." (SS-19) Thus whether we are eating or helping the poor or doing anything on this earth, then one's mind must be suffused with the idea that everything is Parama Purusa - the person doing the action is Parama Purusa, the item offered is Parama Purusa, and the person being served is Parama Purusa. Then one's action comes within the domain of second lesson. Then one will not incur new samsakra. So again the key point is that mechanically repeating Guru mantra is not enough. In addition, the mind must be suffused with the sweet feeling that everything is Parama Purusa. That is Baba's divine teaching. It should be noted that even though there are various Guru mantras, the meaning behind them all is the same: Everything is Brahma. That is the singular meaning of second lesson.
Here Baba explains further how we are to interact in the world. This is how we should do second lesson and view the world. Baba says, "Thus the mind of one, who has established himself in real vaera'gya (the renunciation of all sensual pleasures) can never become attached to finite objects. Even in their midst he remains beyond the reach of their attraction and gains eternal peace after death."
"No truck with water while I bathe With hairs flowing free Nor woes nor griefs shall ever scathe Unwet I dip in sea. Dedicated to God, night and day Awake, asleep or dreaming be No lures of world or desires gay Dare ever come between He and me."
"Do your work, but do not be caught up with it. A great man said, –"
"Grind spices or be a cook Touch not the pan you ever Dance a frog ’fore serpent’s hook But let it not devour, In the sea of nectar shall you bathe Unwet shall remain your hair Tie the elephant to a spider’s web Love awaits you there."
"Here the spider represents the little unit, the sa'dhaka. A sa'dhaka will realize what divine love is like only when he prepares the cobweb of devotion and ties the elephant, the Supreme Entity to it." (SS-2) Thus in both of the above poems, Baba is beautifully explaining to us how with the help of second lesson we can remain permanently linked with Him, never getting attached to any mundane allurement on this earth. In that case we will view all as His divine expression and our second lesson will be perfect. We will live in this world, serving one and all, totally free of any samskara. Baba says, "Life is intimately bound up with work. If people do their work ascribing divinity to each object they are involved with, then, because of their non-attachment to material pleasure, they cannot be bound by the reactions of their actions. Life also cannot be the cause of such bondage, nor for that matter can the reactions of one’s actions be the cause of future lives. Otherwise a person who lives a long life will perform many actions, thus creating many reactions of greater sorrow to be experienced, and one will be a victim of the actional cycle life after life. (SS-2) By His grace, the proper application of second lesson allows us to feel and view one and all as divine expressions. That is the right application of second lesson. Then there is no question of any worldly bondage. In contrast, if one merely repeats Guru mantra like a parrot and fails to ideate properly, then one will be forever bound in the cycle of karma, living and dying on this earth again and again and again.
One final point to remember in this discussion is that by doing second lesson properly, then one will be forever floating in His bliss. The sadhaka will think that everything is Brahma and that all day long he is interacting with and seeing Baba. Then life is so blissful and sweet. That is why another name for second lesson is madhuvidya, that practice or knowledge which brings the sweetness of the Lord's love into each and every interaction.
By Baba's grace we should make second lesson perfect. We should see Him in each and every thing. Even when eating sweets we should think this is Parama Purusa, we should not think that right now I am eating one sweet. In that case, our life will pass blissfully on this earth and we will not be bound by any action. We will feel each and every moment that everything is Brahma. Each cell will be vibrated by this divine idea. Then life really is blissful.
Baba says “Whatever you speak or do, Forget Him never; Keeping His name in your heart, Work, remembering it is for Him, And, endlessly active, drift in bliss.” (CC-2, 'Sadhana', pt#10)
Namaskar, Virendra
Here are two posting that are intimately related with this topic of second lesson. A) This is one special Baba story how second lesson protects sadhakas from danger and disaster. B) This below shows how closely related bath mantra is to second lesson.

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