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From: Gagan To: AM-GLOBAL Subject: Universal Point + News Date: Mon 02 Nov 2009 11:08:39 -0000 Baba "Path pa'ne ceye basiya' a'chi, eso priya mor gharete..." (P.S. 3182) Purport: Baba, I am sitting and waiting for You-- looking toward the path of Your arival. O' my dearest One, please come to my home. Without Your divine presence my life is meaningless. Baba, after throwing off all my drowsiness, I am sitting in the beautiful moonlight, waiting in longing for You. Baba, in this entire world You are the Essence of nectar. O' my Innermost, of all the things which I call my own, You are my most Dear. Baba, please remove all my meanness and please come to me like the shade of the tree in the burning desert, very cool and soothing. Baba, You are the nucleus of this entire universe and the Soul of souls. You are the nectar in the flower, You are the full moon of winter's blue sky. Baba, You are the best, most sweet part of everything. Baba, the madhup* (honey bee) of my mind only longs for Your closeness, Your proximity... *Madhup (Black bee)= The Bengali term 'madhup' refers to the 'Black Bee' in English. And as depicted in the above Prabhat Samgiita, this madhup, or black bee, has a very special and intimate relation with the flower. It spends countless hours in and around those flower petals, touching its pollen and examining the various parts of the flower. And sometimes the madhup even gets enveloped within the flower itself when those petals close. But never does the madhup try to escape by puncturing or making a hole in that flower. Just it remains inside once the petals close. And like that its existence passes day after day hovering around the for hours and hours. That's why the relation between the madhup and the flower is symbolically used to represent the special closeness that exits between the devotee and Parama Purusa. The inner meaning is the same: That Parama Purusa and the devotee have a very close and intimate relationship.
NEWS: At the bottom of this report is an article about Nigamananda's recent outing to Berlin sector. Ideologically alert margiis asked Dadaji many things and Nigamananda was not comfortable having to address the truth. That is why he was complaining at RDS. Read below for the entire story. Namaskar, Everyone in Ananda Marga understands to some or more degree that an integral feature of yoga and human health is the regular maintenance and revitalisation of the glandular system. This Baba has spoken about at length. And on numerous occasions He has explained that it is the secretions of the glands themselves which help keep the human structure in a proper condition. And sure enough many of our yogic practices work towards maintaining the glands: From our sadhana system to our sattvik food to our yoga asanas, these daily practices all help make the glands healthy. And of course one special point intimately related with the health of the glands is the application of oil to the hair on the joints of the body. Because many glands are located in the joints and the joint hair is specially designed to help regulate and cool the glands. This is the unique way which Parama Purusa has created the human body. And side by side He has also told that in order to maintain the joint hair it is needed to oil and comb those areas of the body. So the application of oil to the joints is a key point of human health and Baba has included this in so many of his important teachings of AM way of life such as in Sixteen Points and Caryacarya. And this everyone is aware about-- and most, if not all, are following.
One point which is equally important which seems to be less commonly known is the importance of putting oil to the hair on top of the head. In so many reportings Baba Himself was checking to see that everyone was applying oil to the crown of the head. And Baba was sternly pointing anyone out if they were failing to do this. By this way it became clear that Baba's direction is also that oil should be applied to the hair on the head as well. And after all, why not? Because we know that right there at the crown of the head is the home of the all-important pituitary and pineal glands. And to keep those glands cool and properly regulated, the hair on the head needs to be well maintained. And placing oil aids in that process. So this is Baba's guideline in this regard and on countless occasions He has directly told this point: To apply oil to the hair on the head.
And while this is surely Baba's teaching, it should also be known that within the field of ayurveda also, they commonly tell that applying oil to the head promotes all-round health, hygiene, and well-being.
For whatever reason, it can be readily observed in our AM society around the globe that this practice of using oil top of the head is not always followed. More specifically here in many of our western countries this point is commonly forgotten or left behind. No doubt margiis in these areas are generally quite strict in following many of the points such as fasting etc. However, for one reason or another, the point of using oil on the head is less commonly done. Maybe it is because margiis here are not thinking that this is Baba's teaching. But those of us who had the golden opportunity to go to India in those years know well that Baba is very vigilant on this approach that all should apply oil to the hair on the head. This was one of His regular directives.
In His discourses from Nama'mi Krs'n'asundaram, Baba has given one special insight for following Mahasambhuti. In a neatly outlined three-step process Baba guides us that (a) we should follow what Guru has written, (b) we are to practice what Guru has spoken, (c) we are to observe how Guru has lived His life and use our vivek to understand what His actions support and oppose. And those things we should also do. These are Baba's own directives for how to best follow Him. So by this above mandate, we can easily understand that those teachings which Baba has spoken about on a regular basis such as applying oil to the crown of the head are to be considered as permanent guidelines of Ananda Marga. And there is a distinct benefit in this also, because each and every syllable which Baba has told is for our welfare, growth, and development. So in following Guru the return is something very great.
Here below Baba has given one special boon and guideline for advancing far, far ahead on the path. Baba says, "It is bigger to put one lesson into action than to hear many. You should put into action every lesson in your life." (CC-2, 'Miscellaneous', pt#10) So wherever we may be physically, mentally, & spiritually, from today onwards, by Baba's grace, step by step, may we all incorporate more and more of His divine guidelines into our regular use and practice. On this grand endeavour Baba's infinite grace is ever with us. Baba says "I know one is sure to get divine help. And I know further that one is getting divine help. And I know still further that in future, for infinite time and infinite space, one will be getting this divine favour." (AV, part 23, p.76) Namaskar, Gagan
As we are all well aware here below is the third point of 16 Points. Baba says, "Never cut the hair of the joints of the body." About this above point, there are multiple benefits including one special aspect known as paincagni-- literally meaning 'the five fires'. And the five fires means allowing the hair of the body to grow in 5 places-- namely (a) on the top of the head, (b) face, (c) chest, (d) armpits, and (e) pubic region. And the inner significance of these paincagni is that these five fires kindle the spirit--or "fire"-- of fearlessness, courage, valour, and bravery. Because allowing the hair to grow in these five places gives one the endurance in life to overcome all obstacles and defeat all enemies. That is why they are known as paincagni-- the five fires. At various times Baba has revealed this secret about paincagni and bravery. When He first gave 16 Points, in various reporting sessions, as well as in one special avadhuta meeting known whereby Baba has given a special blessing. So on all these occasions and more Baba has verified the special import of paincagni.
At a RDS meeting Nigamanada told that when he went to Europe he faced many problems b/c of the circulation of news about organisational dealings etc. Margiis in Berlin sector were very alert and asked many questions about the exploitation of field workers and also about his relation with Ananda Dyotona. And not only that but margiis asked about the curtailment of margii rights, the fake BP Manual, Fake Ananda Vaniis, and various scriptural distortions like AM: Revolution. They were keen to all kinds of ideological points. Indeed, Nimgamananda faced numerous inquiries about ideological wrongdoing etc. This demonstration by margiis in Berling sector gave insight as to the great things that can happen as awareness grows. The main idea is that it empowers margiis to hold those at the helm to ideological standards. Plus it spells the end of the victimisation of innocent margiis. Since 90, those in the upper echelons of the AMPS structure have wanted just to keep everything mum - totally silent. They do not want to leak out even one iota of air from their suffocating grip. Theirs is no different from what goes on in China, Cuba, Iran etc. If anything thing happens then they shut down all communication. Groupists run the organisation in the same way. During even regular gatherings like RDS and various camps etc, they shut down all avenues of communication by ordering all cell phones off. That way if and when an injustice is done, nobody can do anthing about it. These leaders just treat field workers and margiis as 2nd grade citizens. Even some jails have a better regard for open communication and issues of human rights. What the groupists are doing in AMPS is totally unjust. With their ego and blindness they think they can suppress the truth. But it does not work that way. That is why Nigamananda had such a difficult time when he was in Berlin sector. Because he was forced to answer pointed questions from margiis who had proper knowledge of organisational injustices. The truth always comes out. The more knowledge we have and share, the faster we can bring our AMPS back onto the path of dharma. It will not be long. Awareness and consciousness raising about injustices and ideological teachings are the key components. Our respects to courageous and awakened Ananda Margiis everywhere.
******************************************** Vain Approach
"...Toma'y ceyeche kato nar na'rii svadeshe videshe tiirthe ghuri pa'yani kotha'o shato klesh vari ye na'i khunjeche antare." (PS #4537, last stanza)
One precious guideline is in this Prabhat Samgiita: Baba, so many people are in search of You. In their ignorance they are searching You from one country to another-- wandering around various holy lands...tiirthas. Even after facing hundreds of troubles and tortures they do not get You by searching outwardly. They do not even get a tiny fraction of Your divine reflection. Baba, only those who search You within their mind get You. Baba, You are residing in their hearts...

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