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Its Days Are Numbered

To: From: Gaurishankar Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 07:31:27 Subject: Its Days Are Numbered BABA "Ghor timire ruddha ghare ghumucchilum eka' eka'..." (P.S. 1723) Purport: Baba You are so gracious. I was sleeping alone in the pitch dark room with the doors and windows closed; I was lost in a sea of frustration and hopelessness. O' the Divine Entity, who are You who has blessed me by coming in this isolated place and broken my slumber. O' Divine One You are most charming and very sweet. O' Effulgence Personified, Divine One, Parama Purusa BABA, my whole existence has been overcome by drowsiness and sleep since ages & ages. My life was dominated by staticity. Now with Your infinite compassion in a flash You have removed that by showering Your cosmic grace. And in place of that Cimmerian darkness, all around there is Your divine effulgence. Baba, You have opened the windows of my mind. I can see that You are mine; now there is no question of frustration in my life. Baba, now my whole existence is filled with the grace of Your divine effulgence. There is not even an iota of darkness which remains. My life has gotten new pra'na-- new energy. Baba, by Your grace You have saturated me with Your unfathomable love and ownness. Baba, You are my everything. Please accept my surrender...
Namaskar, By now every sadhaka in A'nanda Ma'rga is aware that around this time of year those in the helm and those leading various groups and sub-groups are preparing their Fake A'nanda Va'niis. This is the regular phenomenon this time of year.
Many points are there but by reading Centre's Fake Ananda Vanii one thing becomes remarkably clear. That Centre's Fake Ananda Vanii is not an Ananda Vanii at all. It is a quote. And specifically it is often the concluding paragraph from a lengthy discourse such as 'Shivopadesha 8' (NSS), or Subhasita Samgraha-1 etc, or another of Baba's previously given discourses. But Baba's true Ananda Vaniis are not quotes from other discourses. They are unique bullets of inspiration that are discourses unto themselves. Not particular paragraphs from prior discourses. So for Centre to take a quote and then apply the title 'Ananda Vanii' to it is inappropriate. That is why what Centre is doing these days is called-- Fake Ananda Vaniis. Because these Fake Ananda Vaniis go against Guru's guideline and example.
And we all know that in Tantra, the Guru-disciple relation is everything. Of course our beloved Baba Shrii Shrii Anandamurtiji is the Sadguru, Taraka Brahma. So what He has introduced we may or may not understand, but with our Nistha and Shraddha, with full reverence we should accept His guideline. Baba says, "Thus highly intelligent sa'dhakas, the greatest realized persons, all describe the Supreme Entity -- Guru Brahma, Ta'raka Brahma -- not as essence but as Sa'ra'tsa'ra, the Quintessence, the Essence of the essence.
Vandana' kariba a'mi gurure a'ma'r, Yini pu'rn'a, yini nitya, yini Sa'ra'tsa'ra.
I shall worship my Guru who is complete in Himself, Who is eternal -- the Essence of all essences." (NSS p.177) So in our Ananda Marga when we have such a Guru Who is Brahma Himself, then His teachings must be safeguarded and preserved.
And as Ananda Margiis we are the ones responsible for maintaining the sanctity of Guru's teachings. That means keeping the various things which Baba has given as they are. Baba's things should not be disregarded or changed. And doing so is inappropriate. For example: Our brahmacariis use a white lungi and a saffron gown and turban, as given by Baba. So if we were to switch that and have brahmacariis use a saffron lungi with a white top and a white turban, then that is not at all good. And I do not think that anyone in our Marga will appreciate seeing this. Similarly in our dharmacakra we follow a special system as given by Guru. But instead, if in dharmacakra we started singing Guru Puja prior to meditation and then afterwards we sang Samgacchadvam, then that also would not be good. Same way everyone is aware that we will not find any discourses in Subhasita Samgraha that are not DMC discourses. Only Baba's DMC discourses are in Subhasita Samgraha, not general darshan discourses. So if the ruling clan in Centre or one of the groups or sub-groups changes this system of Baba's then that is also improper. Likewise Caryacarya has its own status and Baba has given it that name for a reason. So if Centre were to change the name of Caryacarya to Ananda Sutram that could not be accepted. Nor could it be approved if some persons started celebrating Ananda Purnima in the month of December instead of the month of May.
The sense is this: As Baba had made it, let it be like that.
But tragically, this approach is not being adhered to these days with respect to the Ananda Vaniis. Baba's Ananda Vanii system is not being followed because the various group leaders keeps issuing their Fake Ananda Vaniis. The basic point with regard to the issue of Ananda Vanii is that Baba has given the distinct title "Ananda Vanii" to refer to a certain section of His teachings. And with love and reverence for Guru, as disciples we should follow His view and guideline. Therefore we should not issue quotes from other discourses in the name of Ananda Vanii. Because those quotes belong in their respective discourses and were never meant to stand alone and be presented as Ananda Vaniis. That is Baba's system. So what the various groups and sub-groups are doing is not correct. How long these crusty group leaders will try to do like this I do not know; but in my heart I feel that the days of this Fake Ananda Vanii are surely limited.
The times have changed. The old days are gone when it was easy to infuse dogma. Even in the general society dogmas are getting exposed everywhere: let and right. Church dogmas and social dogmas are getting exposed and rejected by the people Similarly now in our Marga sadhakas are alert and are understanding right and wrong. By following 16 Points and focusing on Baba then uncovering dogma is an easy job and that is why nearly everyone in our Marga feels in their heart that the Fake Ananda Vaniis that are created by the various groups and sub-groups are just something false & improper. So by adhering to Baba's guidelines then it becomes easier and easier to point out various dogmas. Only a few who do not follow lack such courage. On this point in His chapter on Bio-Psychology, Baba says some very significant things: Baba says, "If there is under secretion...such people support dogma and do not have the courage to speak out against narrow or orthodox beliefs. They are never able to tolerate or support any new ideas." (YP p. 93) But now the situation is changing fast. Those who are regular in doing asana, pranayama, and dhyan sadhana, their hormonal secretion is getting balanced and normal. Result being more and more Margiis and WT's are firm to not allow any dogmas to enter into or remain in our AMPS society.
Here following is one of Baba's special messages of Ananda Vanii. Baba says, "Human civilization now faces the final moment of a critical juncture. The dawn of a glorious new era is on its one side and the worn-out skeleton of the past on the other. People have to adopt either of these two. You are the spiritual soldiers, you are the worshipers of Life Divine, hence I call you to adorn this crimson dawn deluged with glorious light. Victory is surely yours." (A'nanda Va'nii #26) in Him, Gaurishankar
In response to the letter, "WHEN HE WAS IN JAIL": we received the following report. Please share your news also. Namaskar We all know that news are what we all need to know that the spirit of dharma is moving. And here is a short and good one: Tucuman is a province in Argentina. Gaorii's neigborhood is a little away from downtown, but it doesn't matter. In her neighborhod, Gaorii, a female margii who is a trained asanas teacher, began humbly to teach postures in her house with just two attendants. It was a way for prachara, cause she began to hold darmacakras too, though they were for her family plus a couple of friends, only one of them initiated. Her success is as follows: from that only class at her house, she was invited to give classes in another house twice a week, with more practitioners; and she was propounded to open an asanas classroom in one of the shops in the neighborhood. And for the darmacacras there is always at least one teenager, friend of Gaorii's sons, who is curious about meditation and join the darmacacra, sitting in Gaorii's living room and repeating the universal mantra with closed eyes. At the end of the session, she reads some Baba's article about spirituality. Her paracara is growing, actually. And, in the matter of fact, she is happy, but she does not feel vanity. And she is trying to do more effort, just for the marga to be known in the area. By His grace, everything will be right and improving.. Namaskar Devabrata
****************************************** Blow on Human Intellect
Baba says, "They [groupist leaders] concoct various so-called scriptures, they formulate all kinds of logic. They maintain to the human race that all the races in this world are not equal. Thus instead of considering the interest of the entire human society, they give preference to the interest of a particular community. This loud propaganda in favour of a particular community, this parading of irrational logic, this sort of fallacious argument, all combine to stifle the spontaneous growth of human intellect. This sort of mentality is called dogma." (AFPS-4, p.61) Note: Some groupist leaders in our Marga are moving in this same narrow style.

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