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All Got the Chance to Come Close

From: "Manindra Singh" To: Date: 05 Nov 2009 07:13:39 -0000 Subject: All Got the Chance to Come Close Baba "Tumi saba'r bha'loba'sa' peyecho..." (P.S. 1383) Purport: Baba, everyone loves You. And You receive everyone's heartfelt love. You look upon all with the same eyes-- with no differentiation. You always think about everyone's all-round welfare. You are concerned with one and all; everyone is Yours. In the burning heat when life is becoming unbearable, then You shower us with Your grace. And You take away all our pains and sufferings. Baba, You are ever-gracious. When the heart starts bleeding due to the blow of different negative samskaras from the present, past, and future, then You saturate those suffering hearts with the divine nectar of Your love. In that way You graciously take away all their problems in the showering of Your divine compassion. On the dark amavasya night when it is pouring rain all around, even that time You bring effulgence through the medium of firefly. Like this You provide the solution to each and every situation. It is Your grace. Baba, You love all and You know how to love. You give utmost importance to human life. And everyone is looking towards the path of Your arrival. Those who are crying and suffering, You have given them shelter at Your lotus feet. Baba, You are granting boons and blessings to everyone. You are grace personified...
Namaskar, Our Beloved Baba is the Parama Purusa Incarnate-- the most loving One. And His advent on this dusty earth stands as one unique & holy episode whereby He has showered and His love and grace on one and all. Here following is a brief remembrance of His liilananda as well as how He has graciously guaranteed the formation of a single, unified human society.
How can one forget those days of reporting sessions with Baba, when He used to come and sit among all. This days His very attendants would get ready beforehand, and then when Baba would enter in the room, then everyone prostrated in sastaunga pranam. We all remember this as something so blissful; the room was totally charged with His loving flow. And after that everybody would stand for reporting. And what many have understood, is that reporting was just His divine game. His liila. In the name of reporting, all kinds of people-- good or bad, highly educated or less intelligent-- everyone got the opportunity to come close and have His grace. His liila is infinite. In history we see that at the time of Lord Krsna, devotees only got the unique opportunity to come close to the Lord, in Krsna's childhood -- in the Vraja period. And when later Lord Krsna became king, then the common people were not allowed to go close. Whereas in the case of Baba, a similar thing is not there. In Baba's case both the roles Vraj and Parthasarati, both were working side by side. These two roles were mixed with one another, mingled together. So we cannot distinguish Baba as two personalities, as was done with Lord Krsna. It cannot be said for example, that Baba was different prior and post '66. It was not like that. As we know Lord Shiva has one personality, in a similar way Lord Shrii Shrii Anandamurtiji has only one personality. And that personality is beautified with all kinds of greatness.
Even illiterate folk from the remote villages got the blissful opportunity to come close and sit on Baba's lap. And this was not limited with the time prior to '66, but all along up to '90. Everyone knows this thing. For Baba there is no difference between high and low, rich and poor. Everyone used to sit collectively in the same Dharma Maha Cakra Pandal, on the dust. And Baba used to express His concern with one and all, and talk with whom He likes, with one or another pretext. There was no differentiation. As Parama Purusa, He plays liila in various ways. So Baba played His liila, by the medium of various reportings, dharma samiiksa, gardening programs, Dharma Maha Cakra, field walks, and so many other things. Because the liila of Parama Purusa is infinite. The central point is that Baba used to link with each and everyone in very sweet, intimate way. There was no question of giving any importance to social status, as happened in Lord Krsna's time. Everyone witnessed that Baba's sweet charming presence was there all along from the very beginning, up till now. And as Parama Purusa is infinite, His story is also infinite. About Him, nobody has the capacity to write or express anything. Because thinking about Him, mind gets dissolved.
Unfortunately nowadays since 1990 certain group leaders have built up their own camps tried to spread the negativity factionalism all around. First Sarvatmanandaji bulldozed ahead with his B group supremacy tactics and that created the backlash of Rudranandaji's rise to power as he is now ruling the scene. And day by day these two kingpin's try to spread their venom throughout our Marga. Tragically, those who are weak-minded and imbalanced or have a selfish agenda get enticed by or lured into one of their narrow-minded camps. But those following that path of sadhana outrightly reject the factional interest of the various groups. True Ananda Margiis clearly recognise the dark elements at work and that such groupist agencies have nothing to do with the real mission of Ananda Marga. That is why most margiis have rejected groupist propaganda and are only involved in following Baba's sweet ideals of universalism and unity. Some may be thinking that this group clash will never end. But no one should harbour such ideas. Rather the terrorist type of days of B or H or EC group's rulership is fast coming to a close. Because when good people have mentally tossed out the black agenda of groupism then the physical expression of groupism itself is numbered; it will not last long. And top of all, Baba's grace is there-- ensuring the creation of a dharmic & united AM society.
Here following is one of Baba's teachings how unity-- and not separatist movements-- is the only path of Ananda Margiis. Baba says, "The unity of A'nanda Ma'rgiis should not be allowed to be jeopardised for any reason. Unity should be maintained even at the risk of your life." (CC, part II, 'Society' chapter, point #13) And here again Baba is emphasizing the path of unity. Baba says, "Sam'ghe shaktih...the real strength lies in an organised body. That is to say, people should live unitedly." (AV-7, p.65)
Baba points out how groupism is one antiquated approach and that by His grace we will form the great society based on the spiritual ideal of AM. Baba says, "What we want is the rule of rationality. Human society is one and indivisible...This is what the spiritual philosophy of A'nanda Ma'rga says. Only due to dogmas, people think in terms of heterogeneity. There is only one ideology in the world which is not only all-embracing but also all-pervading." (PNS-12, p.2)
Here below Baba is granting His divine assurance and ensuring our success. As one singular Personality, He touched the minds and hearts of all, bringing everyone into His sweet embrace. With this feeling, our Marga family is bound to rise up, remembering Him, and create magnificent global society. Baba says, "In the future, the honest and virtuous people of the society will respond to your call and will unite." (AV-7, p.64) Namaskar, Manindra
************************************************** Good Teaching
Baba says, "Those who wrongly worship Parama Purus'a in the form of clay, iron, or other material substances, are ultimately transformed in Prakrtiliina*. And those who run around externally in hopes of finding Parama Purusa outside, they also be come Prakrtiliina." (15 May 1982, Hindi Section) Note: Those who are searching Baba in one or another holy land, they should be especially careful about this above teaching. *Prakrtiliina= This is one type of microvita which is under punishment of reaping of reaping its own negative samskaras.

Baba Story: Parama Purusa Is Taking Care

Date: 04 Nov 2009 07:26:38 -0000 From: "Bhavanath Rajpal" To: Subject: Baba Story: Parama Purusa Is Taking Care Baba "Ekla' a'ma'y phele kotha'y gele cale..." P.S. 1326 Purport: O' Parama Purusa, by Your grace I have deep longing for You, but You have just cast me aside, thrown me away, and left me all alone. O' Baba, to which far distant land have You gone. Baba, why were You remaining side by side together along with me all those days and why now without revealing anything You just left. Why like this? What is this divine game of Yours? O' Parama Purusa why have You secretly left-- the tree which You have planted is now full of flowers and fruits. The tune which I practiced is still resonating in my mind, in my heart-- always, all the time. Baba, I was shivering from that biting, bone-chilling, cold, northern wind when You came and blessed me that Your divine warm touch. That gave such a soothing balm in my heart. That memory is still coming in my mind. In my bad days when I was feeling completely lost and alone, that very time You gave me shelter and You just lifted me up from the dust and place me on Your Lap. That scene still is imprinted in my mind. Baba, even today the warm, southern breeze of Your sweet touch is vibrating my whole existence. In the mind, it is coming in the shade of the very well-tended madhavii garden. Baba, I and You were there and You left me alone, where have You gone. O' Parama Purusa I am still longing for You and counting the days. Baba, please come...
Namaskar, Along the spiritual path there are various types of devotion such as sattvik, rajasik, and tamasik bhakti; apara' bhakti and para'bhakti; jinan mishra, karma mishra, vaedhii bhakti and shuddha bhakti; and raganuga and ragatmika bhakti etc. So we should be aware about all these and compare with our own approach to see what category we are in. Here following is one interesting story related with this:
One very senior margii Shrii Gangodakamji from Dhanbad, Jharkhand reached to visit Baba. Those days, Baba was living in Ranchi. And this particular incident took place around the year 1970. So by the sweet grace of Revered Baba, brother Gangodakamji got the opportunity to go for Baba's field walk. And along with Shrii Gangodakam, 4-5 more margiis also got permission to go along with Baba. So they were next to Baba's quarters, all waiting for Baba to come out just before going for field walk. Gangodakamji was there with the others, waiting for Baba to come. That time, Gangodakamji was seriously worried about his daughter's marriage. Because after a lot of trying, he could not fix or arrange it. So with that worldly intention, actually he came to see Baba. So when Baba came out from His quarters to go for field walk. That time everyone who was standing outside did Namaskar. And then Baba proceeded for field walk. And by His grace, Gangodakamji got the opportunity to sit in Baba's car along with one more margii. When Baba took His own seat inside the car, then that time again Gangodakamji did namaskar. And during that moment, he was seriously thinking and mentally asking Baba to fix his daughter's marriage. So while receiving his namaskar, Baba scolded Shrii Gangodakamji-- "Chhi, Chhi, Chhi!!! Shame, shame, shame!!! Baba said, "Ganga, what nonsense you are thinking. While in contact with Guru, such mean and low thinking should not be entertained. Don't you think that Parama Purusa is taking care of your things! You don't have any faith on Him?". Baba was in serious mood. All those who were sitting in the car were shocked by seeing Baba's mood. And Shrii Gangodakam also felt shame. Because this incident happened in front of many, that's why it became very often cited. It is Baba's liila. 'Still, these days Shrii Gangodakamji is a very respected margi in Dhanbad. By Baba's grace, in due course all his daughters got properly married and in suitable houses they are living. So everything is depending on Baba's liila.'
Although this story is very simple, but it has very deep meaning. Being a senior margi and good devotee, while facing serious family trouble, Ganga asked such worldly blessings from Baba. This type of thing is quite common, for any devotee, in day-to-day life. And this story gives this teaching that, whatever the circumstances may be, odd or most critical. Nevertheless one should not surrender to circumstances in any condition. One should not ask any worldly things from Parama Purusa.' Means we should not ask anything from Baba. But it is not limited up to that fact that when people were visiting with Baba personally or going on field walk, or anywhere then we should not talk. It is not limited with that particular scenario revolving around Baba's physical presence only. Rather Parama Purusa is everywhere, and He sees all and still today all the moments and all the 24hrs through His ota and prota yoga Baba is along with everyone. He is sitting in the heart of devotees. So when one comes in contact with Guru. Means when one is doing dhyana, sadhana, or any type of mental communication with Parama Purusa, or just expressing the feeling inside the mind. Then that very time all these worldly desires should not be there. Because in various discourses Baba has given the hint that one side things come and on the other side things go. Because the nature of this world is transitory. Things come and go. So asking for worldly things is not going to satisfy everything. If the desires will be fulfilled then they will just decay also or create other types of reactions. For example suppose You got $50,000 then that money will not last forever-- step by step it will dwindle down, decay, or vanish entirely. Likewise if anybody is suffering from a disease and asks for it to be removed, but then after some time that disease might return back again. So one should not ask anything from Him. That is what He is teaching here. Thus here the whole point is that Guru's contact does not mean only that which occurred on the physical sphere. Rather in all the spheres this teaching is applicable. It was that very time and the same thing is up to the far distant future also. So this is Baba's guideline. Unfortunately all kinds of dogmatic religions are just based on this crude notion of offering. That is why the common tendency or low-mindedness is there to ask for something worldly or to do like that. But such an approach ruins the devotion, that is low devotion. So those who are good margiis should understand that this story teaches that. So if any sadhaka thinks such things in any moment and especially at the time of sadhana, then that has negative effect. Because Baba is living with one and all. And He listens to the mental thought of each and every of His devotees. So first thing, one should not ask any worldly things from Baba. One should only say, "O Parama Purusa, as You wish, that You do. My everything is in Your hand." But if one is very much anxious to ask something, then one should ask only para'bhakti. Highest devotion. Because, worldly things are transitory. Today they are, tomorrow they will go. They will perish.
At one of the Ananda Nagar DMC's around '88, after His discourse, Baba also explained the same thing in front of all devotees. That one should not ask anything from Parama Purusa. Because when something is granted then side by side mental peace goes away also. Or it can happen like that. That is the law of nature. For example suppose one person became the prime minister. By that way he got honour, respect, but his freedom is gone. Because now all the 24 hrs he is surrounded by guards, secretaries, staff etc. So one side they get something and other side their freedom is gone. Similarly, if someone starts earning more money by operating their business, then that will invite more psychic tension. More things to worry about. So side by side all the things happen. So this world is like that some things You get and attached to that one shadow is there already. Or suppose one person got one very good job. Then they get tied up in that and that have to do a lot of things etc. Plus the phone is ringing all the 24 hrs. So his peace and tranquility is gone-- his freedom is completely disturbed. That is why many fans do not like to accept higher jobs etc.
Similarly Baba further explained at that time, about His grandmother's story. That, His grandmother was singing one bhajan every day. And while singing, she was crying. The meaning of her song was, "Oh Parama Purusa, You have given me everything. Even without my asking. But in return, I did not give You anything. Only I have expressed my desire to get more and more." With this feeling of gratitude towards Parama Purusa, Baba's grandmother was singing and crying. And Baba added, that "Based on this idea I wrote this Prabhat Samgiita #209 - 'Tomare asiim apa'r bhalobhasar vinimaye haye ki va diyechi'" Meaning: In return of Your infinite love and care towards me, Oh what have I given to You...I have given nothing. The proper dharma is to surrender to Baba, and Baba alone. And follow His guideline.
Here following are a few of Baba's teachings on this very subject. Baba says, "Ra'jasikii Bhakti: In this category of devotion one does not think of harming anyone, but asks for a mundane favour for oneself. For example, one may pray to the Lord, "Oh Lord, please bless me so that I can score high marks in my exams and thereby procure a good job." To ask for worldly favours as a result of one's crude devotion to the Lord is not at all desirable. The Lord may or may not fulfill your desires, but one thing is certain : you will never attain liberation or salvation because you did not desire it." (SS-8) Baba says, "Ra'jasikii bhakti [mutative devotion]: In this type of devotion, the mind moves towards Parama Purus'a, and there is devotion, no doubt, but the mind does not want to attain Parama Purus'a. Here the sa'dhaka prays to Parama Purus'a, "O Lord, grant me some kind of progress or financial achievement or a promotion in my job or more profit in business." In this type of devotion you do not pray to Parama Purus'a to help you by harming your opponents -- so far, so good -- but still you do not want to attain Parama Purus'a, you also want something for yourself. And for this reason, you will not attain Parama Purus'a. This is no doubt a type of devotion, but it is not the best type of devotion. (SS-14) Namaskar, Bhavanath
In India, one's daughter's marriage is treated as the most critical thing. Because here in India, in the life of a family person, there are certain things which stand out as most significant. For their entire life. These are: #1 daughter's marriage, #2 son's job, #3 having one's own house. If anyone in their entire life has accomplished all these three, they treat themselves as very fortunate in worldly sense. And these three things are not a joke. To achieve any one, it may take ten years or twenty years of constant effort. Usually, their whole life savings people invest in one daughter's marriage. Even then, they don't get satisfactory relations. And if they get, they feel fortunate. That's why being a devotee, Gangodakamji shouted Baba's help to solve the problem of his daughter's marriage. Although it was mental request.
************************************** Medicinal Food / Herbs
Baba says, "Antidotes of poison-- green tumeric, spinach leaves, basil...mainly black basil and secondly white basil or any kinds of basil." (SC-20 Bangla, disc 156) Baba says, "If some negative effect is going on due to food poisoning or because of eating poisonous fish, then without any delay a sufficient quantity of spinach leaves should be eaten and by that way the poison will be antidoted. (SC-20) Note: These above quotes are excepts from a particular discourse in Shabda Cayanika.

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