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Mahaprayan of Dr Ramesh Sinha

Date: 30 Jan 2010 18:24:10 -0000 From: "Gurucharan Yadav" To: AM-GLOBAL Subject: Mahaprayan of Dr Ramesh Sinha Baba
Namaskar, It is with deep sadness and respect that we share the news of the mahaprayan* of respected margii, Dr Ramesh Sinha of Ranchi. Our esteemed elder brother underwent his mahaprayan on Jan 29 13:30 IST. Dr Ramesh was well known for his social service activities in the medical field as well as for being president of the Abha Memorial Trust. He was selected by Baba to head this trust which would bring all the medical pathys under one roof. In addition, Dr Ramesh was an active leader in AMURT activities and he faithfully served as one of Baba's personal doctors. Given his many contributions and devotional approach, it is totally disrespectful to say he died - when the higher, more respectful term of mahaprayan is available. Of course Parama Purusa is eternal and never dies so there is no question of using the mahaprayan term with Him. But in the case of Ananda Margiis like Dr Ramesh it is totally appropriate and deserved to use the term mahaprayan. Tragically, for the last three years he suffered from dementia and was mostly restricted to bedridden existence. With his mahaprayan, we pray that our dear brother Dr Ramesh has found eternal peace on Baba's lap. Namaskar, Gurucharan * Mahaprayan: Many are aware that mahaprayan is the common term used in India and especially in Bengal to describe the death of an honoured or even ordinary person. In that way the newspapers of Bengal are regularly citing the mahaprayan of respected persons of society who died or passed away. Some may get confused and wrongly think that the word 'mahaprayan' is one extraordinarily devotional term to be used in association with Parama Purusa. But that is not at all the case. Rather to do so is only to undermine the eternal presence of Parama Purusa. That is why no devotees ever use the word 'mahaprayan' in reference to Lord Shiva or Lord Krsna. Because Lord Shiva and Lord Krsna exist eternally. Then there is no question of Their mahaprayan. And for those who need still more technical proof then all this can be clarified quite readily by referencing the dictionary. Specifically in the Samsad Bengali-English dictionary on page 742. Checking there it will be confirmed that the word 'mahaprayan' means death of a respected person.

I Also Have Ego

Date: Sat, 30 Jan 2010 16:12:54 -0000 To: From: Subject: I Also Have Ego Baba "Shun'echi tumi dayalu, ka'je keno anya dekhi..." (P.S. 2125) Purport: O' Parama Purusa, I have heard that You are the merciful one-- why then by Your work and by Your action do I see something different. For You my eyes are showering; my days are passing in calling and longing for You. Baba You know that I love You. Although I am meagre but even then I am Your atom. The pain of the unit is the pain of the Universal; the pain of the atom is the pain of the Cosmic. Don't You understand this simple truth. O' Dearmost, please go on doing according to Your desire. Only my request is that You keep me along with You. The pain and grief of my heart cannot be covered. The suffering of my heart will not listen to Your various justifications and excuses; it cannot be appeased by the mere jugglery of words. Baba, I want Your proximity and closeness. Baba, in the scriptures and by seeing Your glory, I heard from other devotees that You are love personified and merciful. And that You are caring for others. So many good attributions You have. But when dealing with me I see something totally different. Here I am crying in longing, and You do not care. Why like this? Please grace me and come close...
Namaskar, This letter briefly details some of the phases of my sadhaka life and how I always thought I was ego-free, and then how I gradually came to realise that I was quite dominated by my crude ego. I am writing this to help cure my problem and because I thought this might be a useful tool for others.
For years and years I was always thinking I do not have any ego-- or I was thinking that my ego was just something 'minuscule', if not 'non-existent'. In a superficial way I thought that, 'I do not care about my own greatness, I am not like those kings and monarchs who always tout themselves. I am just a regular person'. And in that way-- in that skin-deep approach-- I was foolishly believing that I was completely ego-less. That was how I was thinking about myself, and this went on for years and years-- for most of my life as a sadhaka.
However, after reading Baba's various discourses about ego (ahamkara) and vanity (mada), then slowly, slowly it dawned on me what ego is. I realised that one need not be a king or queen to have an inflated ego. Unfortunately, having an over-inflated ego is quite a common ailment on most any street-- it is the ailment of the common man, though in some lands more than others. But, previously I was blind about this, so I thought I was 'ego-free'. Until Baba's discourses slowly shined the light on me and I began to understand. I really came how when discussing Baba's discourses & teachings with good sadhakas. Then I became more aware about what ego is, and how it expresses. By this point, it really began to dawn on me that indeed I do have an inflated ego.
And the danger about it all is that when one has an inflated ego then one cannot do proper sadhana-- and that was my problem.
Here then are some common signs and signals about whether one has a bigger type of ego or not. Everyone can read these criteria and decide for themselves if they suffer from this malady or not. 'Do I have an inflated ego?', that is the question of the hour. (A) When I did anything, then I used to have an underlying feeling that others should recognise, praise, or appreciate my efforts. This was my inner urge. I was thinking that I had done some great things and I wanted to hear a 'thank you' or some words of praise. And if this did not happen, then I would become disappointed, dejected, slightly depressed, or even furious. To the degree one suffers from this, it means they have ego. And that ego will impede one's sadhana. Of course, Baba is the real Doer-- He inspires us to act and graces us to be able to do something-- so really there is nothing for us to be egotistical about. It is all Him. But even then the unit ego likes to relish in the idea that 'I am great'. And I had / have this problem. Now here is another situation that helps determine if one has a big ego or not. (B) When walking into a room or arriving at a place or when meeting someone, I would always think that the next person should greet me first. I was thinking that others should serve me-- either they should take my coat, or bring me my food, or something. This was my expectation. So that was all the disease of my own ego, nothing else. I was thinking that due to my talents or seniority or for any reason, that others should greet me first and pay their salutations and honor me. They did not have to garland me-- I was not that obvious-- but I was feeling that something big or small should be done to distinguish my standing from theirs. That was my cheap anticipation and expectation. And if it did not happen then I would feel uncomfortable, sad, or even miserable. So this was all the expression or disease of my inflated ego. This is another way to recognise if one has an over-active ego like I had / have. When in truth one should be unconcerned & unaffected about how one is received by others. Rather one should be ever-ready to greet others first, which leads us to the next situation. (C) The next expression of ego is if one does not like to give respect or recognition to others. That is another sure sign that one's own ego is too big. I was thinking that their presence or their actions pale in comparison to mine-- in that case why should I recognise them, rather they should appreciate me. This also was or is my problem. Of course the answer is that we must see all as the expression of Parama Purusa and one must not think that 'I am I and the next person is Joe or Shyam'. Rather we are to think that all are Parama Purusa. That is the only cure. Then one will be anxious and ready to greet each and every entity in this manifested universe. But my habit was not to do like this. I was constantly measuring myself up to others and calculating if I was better than them or not, in which case I would not recognise them but would wait for them to recognise me. This led to so many complexes-- like superiority or inferiority etc. All of which is a result of having too much ego. So this was / is also my problem. (D) Then in this next scenario-- this may have been the worst of all because it was all happening internally. Listen to this: Even when I was all alone, when I performed any action, or did something 'good', then I was reassuring myself and thinking that I am the doer of many great works. I was petting my own ego that I did a particular work etc. In fact, this was how I made it through all my days. I would constantly stroke or pet my own ego-- subtlety telling myself that I was great. It was all happening within. And that type of harmful disease made my second lesson non-existent-- along with all my other lessons. I could not see Baba in anything because my own ego was always dominating. And when sitting in sadhana, it was even worse. This was my horrible problem and still I am addressing this fault. The real answer, which we all know, is that in reality He gives us all our energy and our duty is to serve Him. That is how we are to view our actions in this world. But because of my defective egoistic thinking, I could never ideate in this way and my practice of brahmacarya was gone. (E) So the above are ways in which ego expresses itself. And it is not always so blatant or glaring. It can be done in a small or almost unreognisable, so one has to be careful and perfectly honest with oneself. Otherwise you will not be able to identify the problem, yet it will hamper your sadhana. So one must never harbour any type of feeling that others are low, or that I did this or that, or that I am better, or that others should recognise me. These are all crude expressions of one's own unit and petty ego. So indeed, I was and remain a victim of my own ego-- and worst of all it impedes my sadhana. Though now, by Baba's grace on my good days, I feel that He is allowing and enabling me to do everything. And I try to cultivate this idea more and more. Sometimes it comes naturally and on other days I have to impose it.
As one Dada once told me, the ironic thing about the ego is that most think that they have no ego. That's because people do not understand what are the manifestations of having an ego. When in fact having a big ego is one of the most common maladies on this earth. One need not be a king, sports hero, president, or movie star to have a big ego. Many have this problem and it deteriorates their well-being. Because of the dominance of one's ego, people get sad or depressed, suffer from inferiority or superiority complex, and cannot do proper sadhana. Because in sadhana their mind just spins around their own unit existence and cannot swim in the vast ocean of cosmic consciousness. If one thinks all day about their own unit glories then they cannot do sadhana. And that happened to me. But in that predicament, one cannot overtly recognise why they cannot do sadhana. One will just think that sadhana is impossible or that Baba is not gracing me. One will not think that their own ego is the stumbling block-- the real impediment. In that case, the only way out is to do honest introspection and really ask yourself if any of the above egotistical situations apply to you. Do I expect praise from others; do I have feelings that I did something; do I want others to recognise me etc etc. One must be totally honest in this regard. That is way back onto the path of sadhana. Even then that will not cure the problem entirely; that is only the beginning. Ultimately, one must cultivate the idea that Baba is doing everything. To gain success in this, we must surrender unto Him and ask for His divine compassion, otherwise we are a sinking ship-- drowned by our own ego. That is how it has been explained to me and I agree with that assessment. And that is why I am sharing this with all of you today.
Here is also one teaching from our Beloved Guru that is especially helpful for curing an over-sized ego like I had. Baba says, "Bear in mind that you have a duty towards – indeed, you owe a debt to – every creature of this universe, but towards you, no one has any duty; from others, nothing is due." (CC-2, chapter 1, point #3) By Baba's grace, this type of teaching is enough to get one going onto the right path of ego-less service. But saying it is not enough, it must become embedded deep within one's psyche. And this can happen by sadhana, as we have all experienced. Because only sadhana transforms and cleanses the mind deep inside.
The greatest tragedy of a big ego is that one will go away from Parama Purusa. Because when ideating on one's own unit self or ego, then cannot even think about Parama Purusa-- let alone feel His presence. Rather one will just be involved in their own name, fame, and prestige, and then that mind will not flow towards Parama Purusa. That is why the ego is very bad and can destroy one's life as a sadhaka. This is my personal experience.
By Baba's grace, He has given us the best way to overcome the bindings of the unit ego. In various Prabhat Samgiitas, Baba has given us this golden teaching-- this beautiful way to think. 'O my Lord, due to the trappings of my own ego and unit existence and I cannot get close to You. That is the painful truth of my life. So Baba I request You to please grace me and remove my ego. On my own I cannot solve the problem. So please shower me with Your divine compassion such that I should never ideate on my own unit things, but rather always focus on Your lotus feet. O' Baba, please be gracious. I am completely depending on You. You are my Savoir and You have have accepted me as Your disciple and if I remain dirty then it will not be Your glory. In this way, take mercy on me-- on this poor and helpless soul-- and cleanse me of all egoistic feelings and make me Yours. O' my Baba, please be gracious...' Namaskar, Mukunda
The physical body flows in one direction-- each and every day it grows older and moves closer to one's death. But the mental body flows in two directions. It can go up or down. Like a river, it is easiest for the mind to flow downstream-- into the depths of hell. But with sadhana, the mind can also flow upstream to the top of the mountain-- to the height of human glory. But to reach that divine stance it takes energy and effort. And what is that effort? Sadhana. Only by this way can one overcome petty feelings of their own self and make the mind bigger and bigger. Here the point is that human life is most often like a river flowing downstream in that the unit ego will just involve in itself because that is easy-- yet ultimately making the mind smaller and smaller. But, by His grace, when doing sadhana, then the mind will grow in magnitude and become God-centered. Then and only then can the mind flow upstream and reach that divine abode. So we must put forth effort and then by His grace the mind will magically flow in this direction until we attain Him. This is Baba's special teaching.

Svarshastra III

From: "Seshagiri Das" Subject: Svarshastra III Date: Fri, 29 Jan 2010 07:46:16 +0000 To: Baba "Adrira ma'jhe tumi himagiri, pus'per ma'jhe pa'rija'ta..." (P.S. 1685) Purport: Baba, You are the Greatest among the great, the Sweetest among the sweet. Amongst all the mountains, Your status is like the towering Himalayas. Amongst all the flowers, You are like the most brilliant parijata flower. Baba, with Your own hand You are touching and playing the strings of the viina of my inner core-- which is situated in the depths of my heart. With Your soft, loving touch You are arousing the divine ecstasy in my mind. Baba, by Your grace You have brought me on this earth again and again. And You have inspired me to love You in infinite ways. My whole existence has always revolved around You; but even then I could never be satiated to my heart's full content. Now You have brought me again on this earth. And by Your grace I have brought a basketful of love for You. It is in my heart. O' my Lord, please remain along with me always-- day and night, always. Among all the things which are dear, You are the Dearest. You are my Priyatama, the innermost One of my heart. Of all the things which I love, You are the most dear. You always reside inside my heart. Baba, the way You are, it is impossible to explain through language. I do not have any words to express Your glory. So I do sastaunga pranam to You-- thousands of times, infinite times, again and again. Baba, please keep me at Your lotus feet..
Namaskar, It is well known all around that in order to live and maintain a healthy existence then at minimum proper air, clean water, and sufficient food is needed. And in that order also. Because one can survive for days even weeks without food. And one can live for a couple days without water. But without air, one can hardly live a few minutes. Hence air is an indispensable feature of human life. And in the general society each and every community and civilization readily accepts this fact. And for them the main response is to live where the air is clean. Or not to pollute the air where they are living. How far they are successful in this endeavour is another matter, but they believe and understand that that air quality of their local living environment is important. That goes without question. What they are not aware about though is the most effective or proper way that air should be exchanged between the human body and the outside environment. They do not know which orifice to draw in air or which nasal passage way to use for which activity. Nor do they understand the significance of air flow within the body. These things are all a mystery to them.
In our approach of Tantra, however, all this is a well-documented science and clearly understood. Indeed it was first propounded 7000 years ago by Lord Shiva and titled as svarshastra-- the science of breath control. That time Lord Shiva put down numerous guidelines about breathing. Such as which nostril to use when and how to lift heavy items etc. And Baba has added many new points which relate to our everyday practices from sadhana and asanas to eating & more. Hence by being aware about this science, the human body and mind can develop exponentially in all the realms of life: physically, mentally, and spiritually. Baba says, "The number of such inhalations and exhalations - on an average, from 21,000 to 25,000 per day - varies from person to person. The process of breathing has a great influence on the human mind and self, or soul." (NSS)
In the last few weeks others have written about numerous aspects of this science of breath control known as svarshastra. So a some of those points may be reviewed in this email plus there are some new points to share with our general Marga society. As we know, the flow of air through the right nostril should be dominant for physical types of activities like playing sports, involving in manual labor, and also eating. And the left nostril is for psychic pursuits and psycho-spiritual practices like sadhana. And when both nostrils are open then that is also quite good for sadhana. And of course for lessons like pranayama it is absolutely necessary.
Specifically with regards to eating, if one normally eats dinner at 7:00 pm then by 6:30 p.m. the right nostril should be the dominant nostril. And all through the course of eating dinner and then for minimum one hour after dinner the right nostril must be the dominant nostril and the left should basically be closed. Hence if one finishes their meal at 8:00 p.m. then the right nostril must be dominant at least until 9:00 p.m. otherwise one's digestion and the system on the whole will be imbalanced-- thus inviting constipation and an uneasy stomach.
Similarly in the morning it is imperative for the right nostril to be open in order to properly clean the stomach and clear the bowels. Without having the right nostril open in the morning then surely one will suffer from constipation. This is a common ailment all around the globe. And if this happens to any of us, then in that case one will have to activate the right nostril by using one of the techniques listed in the note section. In addition there are some asanas to help with the clearing of the digestive system. One asana that is particularly helpful is bhastrikasana (bellows pose). That can be done in the morning before attending one's personal duties. So this will help.
Of course one need not feel overwhelmed thinking how are they going to live their life, manage their duties, care for their family, and-- on the top-- take time to ensure that the correct nostril is always working. One need not worry excessively about this because in most cases, the human body naturally switches dominance between the nostrils, based on one's daily routine and what activity one is doing. Yet at the same time if the body is out of adjustment we should be ready to intercede-- yet to do so takes some awareness. And as we were beginning to talk about asanas and how some help in aiding digestion, then we should also be familiar with and remind ourselves about Baba's guidelines on this point.
Here are some of Baba's important guidelines with respect to the science of svarshastra and the practice of asanas. The sense is that most of the general asanas and certainly the advanced asanas can only be if the left nostril is dominating or working in cooperation with the right nostril. Baba says, "Practise Asanas only while breath is flowing through the left nostril or both nostrils; do not practise Asanas when the breath flows only through the right nostril." (CC-3, Asana Chapter) However Baba has listed that certain asanas do not apply to this rule. Baba says, "There is no restriction of nostrils for the following Asanas: Padmasana (lotus posture), Siddhasana (Siddha posture), Ardhasiddhasana (half Siddha posture), Bhojanasana ('cross-legged sitting posture'), Viirasana (Viira posture), Diirgha Pranama (long bowing posture), Yogasana (Yoga posture) and Bhujaungasana (cobra posture)." (CC-3, Asana Chapter)
As sadhakas we should develop the basic habit of checking to see which nostril is dominating or working exclusively-- because checking only takes a second or two. Simply when breathing the places the fingers underneath the nostrils and feel which nostril is releasing more air. So checking is easy to do and can be done anywhere, anytime. Plus it helps give that special boost in life because how we breath has a tremendous effect on how we feel and how deeply we are able to engage in sadhana and how much energy we have for our daily pursuits.\
Baba says, "You are the blessed travelers on that effulgent path. Let the unique blending of your profound wisdom and intense urge for action rend asunder the mists..." (Ananda Vanii #71) Namaskar, Seshagiri Here are the other postings in this series
Baba says, "When doing a heavy job while breathing normally, a person might have serious difficulties - perhaps one's limbs might be broken - but in a state of baddha kumbhaka or purna kumbhaka (with the lungs full), one can easily do the same work. While doing some over-strenuous activity in a state of shunya kumbhaka (with the lungs empty) one might even die." (NSS) Baba says, "Suppose you are climbing to a high place or lifting a very heavy load. If you do not follow the system of breathing while lifting the load, your hands may become painful or your bones dislocated. If you do the same work in a state of shunya kumbhaka (lungs empty), you will have great difficulty - you may even collapse. If on the contrary, you perform any strenuous activity in purna kumbhaka, taking a deep breath, you can easily do it. All this comes within the scope of that svaravijinana." (NSS) Baba says, "You might have read in the Ramayana that Hanuman, by taking a deep breath, made his body swell and lifted a whole mountain. Although it is a mythological story, it refers to the science of svaravijinana." (NSS)
Baba says, "The process of breathing, depending upon whether the breath is flowing through the right nostril or the left nostril or both nostrils, influences people in various ways. It was Shiva who determined what kind of activity should be performed, depending on which nostril the breath was flowing through, and depending on whether the ida or piungala or susumna channel was active. He set down specific rules and regulations as to when one should undertake physical, psychic or spiritual activities. He further instructed when and in what circumstances one should do asanas, pranayama, dharana, dhyana, etc. This science, which Shiva invented and developed, was known as svarashastra or svarodaya (science of breath control)." (NSS, 95 Edn, p.25-6)
Basically there are two techniques for switching over the nostril. First Technique: If one wants to open the right nostril then first lie down on the left side of your body. Then gently extend the left arm straight along the floor past the head. And then bend the left elbow such that the left hand can be used to prop up the head off the ground. By remaining in this lying position for a few minutes the right nostril will open and become the dominant nostril. Similarly the left nostril can be activated by lying down on the right side. Second Technique: If there is no room on the floor or if one prefers not to lie down then this next technique is helpful. First sit down on the floor with the legs extended and bend the left leg such that the left foot is flat on the ground and the left knee is pointed up toward the sky. Then lean the upper body forward and place the left armpit on top left knee and apply pressure by pressing down on the left shoulder with the right hand. By this technique of touching the left armpit onto the left knee and applying pressure, then the right nostril will surely open and become the dominant nostril. One of the keys to this is to remember that by applying pressure to one of the armpits in this manner will then open up the nostril of the opposite side of the body.
*************************************** Treatment For Hunch-Back and Stiffness
Baba says: "When calcium builds up and gets deposited in the back it becomes hard. That is why when people are very young then their backbone is quite flexible but due to an accumulation of calcium over just a few years then by the time they are teen-agers already their spinal column has become stiff and rigid." (SC-8) "Doing noakasana, utkata paschimottanasana, and shalabasana etc eliminates the possibility of developing a hunched back. So those doing hard manual labor that demands bending the back for extended periods of time should do these aforementioned asanas on a regular basis. That will prevent them from suffering from hunch-back in the future." (SC-8)

Naive People: Issue of Establishing Prout

Subject: Naive People: Issue of Establishing Prout Date: Thu, 28 Jan 2010 07:55:28 From: "Gaurishankar Agrawal" To: AM-GLOBAL Baba "Tumi esecho, bha'lo besecho, mana jine niyecho..." (PS #1516) Purport: O' my Baba, by Your grace You have come. You are so charming and attractive. I am completely lost in Your bliss and divine love. Your presence is so divinely intoxicating; how magnificent it is that You Yourself have come in melody and dance. Baba, before this I was unaware, just I was surrounded by my own hopelessness. But now, by Your grace, my entire existence is radiating in Your divine light & filled with Your endless bliss. Baba, You are so magnificent. By Your causeless grace You have come and showered Your love on me. Baba, how gorgeous & beautiful You are. You are mine and mine alone. Now and forever, You are always with me...
Namaskar, Lately, a few misguided souls have fallen into the fold of one impostor and they are declaring in their silly manner that this impostor is going to magically establish Prout on this earth by merely through his so-called declaration. Whenever a margii, new or old, is unaware about Baba's teachings, then they are prone to fall into such type of confusion - i.e. they can be easily duped. They will mistakenly believe such things. All because they lack the requisite knowledge and proper understanding of Baba's guidelines, i.e. Ananda Marga ideology. A few days ago a letter was posted on the need for knowledge of AM teachings and that without it people fall into problem and confusion: The same theme rings true here. Some naive people have gotten caught up following an impostor thinking that with the wave of his hand and issuing of a proclamation for so called "dharma yudh", Prout will magically take root on this earth. Of course, no rational Ananda Margii will fall prey to this type of misplaced belief.
Baba's teachings are cent-per-cent practical, rational and logical. Ours is not the path of magic, illusion, and false dreams of grandeur. Whatever, we do in our Marga begins from the ground up - brick by brick - through the practical application of Baba's teachings. This applies to the establishment of Prout as well. Baba says, "Those ks'atriya- or vipra-minded shu'dras who are the pioneers of revolution will have to learn to be disciplined, take proper revolutionary training, build their character, be moralists; in a word, they will have to become what I call sadvipras." (HS-2) And indeed it is such sadvipras who will establish Prout on this earth. But as Baba says, it will not happen overnight, nor without effort, nor through some silly proclamation as one impostor claims. Rather Prout is going to get established from the ground up through: proper conduct, consciousness raising, intense effort, public education, and so much more. In His historic discourse, Nuclear Revolution, Baba clearly discusses many of the ingredients needed for the revolutionary approach that will establish Prout. Baba says, "PROUT advocates another type of revolution called “nuclear revolution”. In nuclear revolution, every aspect of collective life – social, economic, political, cultural, psychic and spiritual – is completely transformed. New moral and spiritual values arise in society which provide the impetus for accelerated social progress. The old era is replaced by a new era – one collective psychology is replaced by another. This type of revolution results in all-round development and social progress." (PNS-21) Baba says, "Nuclear revolution can only be brought about by sadvipras who reside in the nucleus of the social cycle. Through their concerted effort, moral and spiritual power and all-round endeavour, they mobilize the exploited sections of society to overthrow the ruling class – the exploiters. This very struggle for mass upheaval liberates society from exploitation and ushers in a new era of peace and prosperity." (PNS-21) By the review of Baba's above teachings - and by being familiar with Baba's many discourses on Prout - anyone can certainly understand that Prout will result from a distinct and concerted effort led by sadvipras. Prout will not magically arrive through one impostor's day dream or tall talks. Any right thinking margii understands that.
Now see the ridiculous proclamation of this impostor Chakradhar. "To establish Prout I am going to declare dharma maha yudh...After these 2 months I am going to declare dharma maha yudh on 01.01.2010 at 00:00hrs." - Chakradhar Such is the hue and cry created by Chakradhar - as if by his silly say-so Prout will be established. One or two naive margiis may have gotten befooled. But those proper margiis who do sadhana and read Baba's discourses can never be duped by such an impostor. Baba Himself makes a joke about the false proclamations of impostors like Chakradhar. Baba says, "It is very easy to talk big about revolution. Audiences may be awestruck and applaud, but to actually bring about a revolution is not at all easy." (PNS-6)
Let's just think of it this way. The impostor Chakradhar is saying that he will magically bring about Prout through his own proclamation. However, just as a gold palace cannot be built out of mud - one must have gold. Similarly, this impostor Chakradhar cannot establish Prout with the quacks who follow him - one must have sadvipras. That is why all rational margiis are just laughing at the tall talks of Chakradhar. This impostor just makes one false claim after another so those with the practical understanding of AM ideology can easily see that Chakradhar's teachings are nothing but hot air - period.
The people who are most prone to fall into Chakradhar's fold are those looking for a "quick fix" in life. In every sphere they are looking for a shortcut. Instead of working hard and following 16 Points and studying Prout and educating the masses, they easily get duped into hailing the words of this impostor because it is the easy thing to do. It is just one "quick fix" type of approach. Such persons are the same ones who sit for 2 minutes in sadhana, do not fast, and skimp over all of Baba's guidelines. Following dharma is too difficult for them so they are looking for some other "quick fix". Just as dogmatic people embark on pilgrimmages to some holy land thinking that by this easy way they will attain salvation, those with Chakradhar are think by this short-cut method they can establish Prout.
By Baba's grace He has given all the guidelines and teachings to build up a bright new humanity through the establishment of Prout. That is the only way. Various impostors like Chakradhar will come on and go from this earth. Along the way they may dupe a few people, but in the end all their tall talks and proclamations will come up empty. Only by Baba's practical methodology can Prout be established. Baba says, "We are waiting for the rising sun with crimson rays. Even now the crimson rays are a bit visible. These crimson rays are the rays of PROUT." (PNS-17) Namaskar, Gaurishankar
Baba says, "Before the revolutionary organization gives the clarion call for revolution, there must be intensive preparation. In spite of the presence of all the conditions for revolution, 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. Ideologically educated revolutionary workers will have to channelize the psychology of the common mass towards revolution and inspire them to undertake revolutionary struggle! Such workers must adopt a rational approach inspired by the positive philosophy, have a well-developed socio-economico-political consciousness, and be dedicated to uplifting the standard of the common people. The duty of these workers is to inspire the frustrated masses along the path of revolution. Through their dedication and dynamism, they will be able to bring the collective psychology in their favour." (PNS-21)
************************************************* Truth Behind Mesmerism
Baba says, "This sort of treatment by hypnotic spell, people say, was started by Dr. Mesmer of France, and so this system is known as "mesmerism." But prior to Dr. Mesmer, this system was known to Indians. In India it was named "raksasii vidya." In ancient India (by ancient India I mean the non-Aryans, the natives of India) there was a non-Aryan lady doctor, Karkatii Raksasii. This raksasii was very famous for her mesmeric treatment. This sort of treatment should therefore not have been known as "mesmerism" -- it should have been known as something different." "Hence we find that in the Mahabharata age, there was surgery, ayurveda, vaedyaka shastra, visa cikitsa, and homeopathy ; and people were not unacquainted with mesmeric treatment either. This proves that medical science was not underdeveloped." (MHB, p.25)

Missed the Point on Devotion

Date: Wed, 27 Jan 2010 12:46:41 -0000 To: From: Tapan Prabhu Subject: Missed the Point on Devotion Baba "Toma'r tare, jiivane bhare, sedhe gechi jato ga'n..." (P.S. 3747) Purport: Baba, by Your grace throughout my entire life I have been singing Your blissful songs of divine love-- Prabhat Samgiita-- in order to satisfy You. O' Prabhu, now, however, I do not know which particular song to sing in order to please & satiate You. Baba, all the time-- from the middle of the night up to the morning dawn-- I go on practicing and singing those tunes and melodies according to Your direction with deep longing in my heart, hoping to bring You close. And I have also sung Prabhat Samgiita in the scorching heat and in the tune of the evening sunset. All the time I sing for You, with only one motive to please You and bring You in my close proximity-- O' my dearmost. Baba, when I sing for You and repeat Your name in Your divine ideation then by Your grace a very special feeling comes in my heart, and tears roll down in love for You. Baba, that intense love I am unable to express in words, You know. Those blissful feelings cannot be conveyed by language. Because of that blissful feeling for You, my mind always longs to sing the song to call You. And also I have sung the song in the spring season along with the flowers and sweet breeze of the effulgent purnima night. Baba, with the strong feeling of yearning in my heart, I have also sung Your songs in the terrible whirlwind of the hurricane of the pitch dark amavasya night. Baba, by Your grace You have made me understand that everything is Your divine blessing and I go on singing Your song, irrespective of the time, season, hours, and days. Baba, by Your grace I have only one longing in life: To satisfy You and bring You close. Baba, please be gracious on me...
Namaskar, As we all know on the spiritual path, devotion is one precious gem. And in so many discourses & in various ways Baba beautifully outlines the speciality of different stages of bhakti. And it is this unique quality of bhakti that established devotees in the Supreme rank. Unfortunately one or two are taking the matter in their own way Here first are some of Baba's guidelines. Baba teaches us that in lower devotion, a particular complex remains within the mind of the devotee. This complex is termed as: 'Mahimnajinana'. And that means, the devotee thinks that Parama Purusa is too great to be attained. In this stage the devotee feels 'How I can go close to Him? I am full of imperfections and He is so high.' This feeling of lowliness is Mahimnabodha.
Baba is further then explaining that when one attains the higher devotional state of Parabhakti or absolute devotion, then there is no chance of degeneration. Furthermore Baba guides us that Mahimnabodha cannot exist once Parabhakti is reached. Means Baba outrightly states that when one is established in higher devotion or Parabhakti, then the devotee does not feel any kind of inferiority complex. Thus when one comes within the close proximity of Parama Purusa and the devotee is established in the realm of parabhakti, then all feelings of lowliness & inferiority completely disappear. This is all explained quite clearly in the discourse, "The Path of Salvation", (Reference Subhasita Samgraha Part-11, page 39). Plus in a separate discourse Baba makes the point perfectly clear. Baba says, "Those who possess parabhakti or kevala'bhakti are free from Mahimajinana-- the notion that God is too perfect to be attained by a mere mortal." (AMIWL-7) The fundamental point is that Baba pointedly tells us in this discourse that the negative complex of Mahimnajinana cannot exist side by side with Parabhakti. If the feeling of mahimnajinana or lowliness exists in the mind of devotees, then it is clear that they are not established in the highest level of devotion-- Parabhakti. Likewise, Baba guides that those who have reached the status of Parabhakti cannot feel mahimnajinana.
However one respected Dada is explaining this matter quite differently from Baba. Means he has given his own version that is not consistent with Baba's teaching. Specifically in his book "Glimpses of a Mystery" (p. 87), this Dada writes: "When Parabhakti (absolute devotion) is granted, there is a risk that the devotee can suffer from a special ideation called Mahimnabodha. This causes the aspirant to feel so petty, so small, so insignificant that he or she feels unworthy of the endless, vast, incomprehensible...Brahma." -- end of quote from Dadaji's book. So here above this Dada is telling that when sadhakas reach to the highest realm of devotion, then still they feel that that they are inferior and low. Hence what his "preaching" goes directly opposite to Baba's eternal guideline. Means Baba's 100% perfect spiritual guideline is that when parabhakti (absolute devotion) is reached then there is not any iota of scope for mahimnabodha to remain. So this Dada's published writing is going against Baba's teaching and is misguiding the situation by writing the direct opposite. Means Dadaji is telling that mahimnabodha does remain with Parabhakti. By comparing Baba's pure guideline on the one side and then seeing Dadaji's explanation, it becomes apparent that the latter has gone off the track. Means that he has gone awry.
So the whole matter is quite serious and demands our attention-- because nowadays there is so much fake yoga floating around and what distinguishes Ananda Marga from these other so-called paths is the uniquely devotional approach given by Baba. So devotion is one special point in AM but when our own Dada's undermine the speciality of all this by misunderstanding this essential point of devotion, then that will bring question and confusion in the minds of readers and new people. And they will question what is so great about AM's devotional approach when in the top stage still one suffers from basic weaknesses. So all these types of doubts are cast due to Dadaji's misunderstanding. Here following are some deeply inspiring words from our Beloved Baba on the point of Parabhakti. Baba says, "Para'bhakti (pure devotion) liberates spiritual aspirants from the bondage of 'I'- feeling permanently. One should bear in mind that Parabhakti is not a state of inaction; rather a tremendous vital faculty lies behind Parabhakti." (AMIWL) Baba says, "One who has attained Para'bhakti will be a great worker. The strength of their devotion will establish them in action, and this will benefit the world." (Karma-Sannyasa) Baba says, "Spiritual aspirants with developed parabhakti can proclaim that the universe is all Brahma - that Brahma alone is the Supreme desideratumLinkof all microcosms." (AMIWL-7) Namaskar, Tapan Note 1: Central to this entire topic discussed in this letter is this following guideline of Baba. BABA says, "The scriptures should always be interpreted by qualified scholars, competent philosophers, and penetrating thinkers. If one tries to interpret a profound scripture with superficial knowledge, the interpreter appears ridiculous and the audience is confused." "There are some people who are neither scholars, nor philosophers, nor penetrating thinkers, but merely wander about interpreting scriptures as a means of livelihood. They utterly fail to present the proper matter in the correct perspective before the audience...[and] do more harm than good to the society." "[They] interpret the scriptures just to exhibit their intellect--to procure for themselves a certificate of erudition. They remain far from the living spirit of the scriptures." (NSS) Note 2: I think all are aware that Dada Bhaskaranandji is the author of "Glimpses of a Mystery"-- so he is the one who is confused about Parabhakti, or at least he was at the time of writing. If his understanding has indeed changed then best is for him to issue a statement so readers can correct their books. Beyond that everyone should be careful when reading Dadaji's book because when he has made such a fundamental error about the all-important point of devotion, then there may be numerous other problems in the book as well. Others should also come forward and share their insights about this. Indeed there are other errors.
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Baba says, "Most people spend their lives on this planet eating and drinking. Sometimes they contract diseases, their stomachs become distended, and they die. But there are certain exceptional people who say, 'No, we have not come to eat, drink and make merry.' Those who lead licentious lives foolishly get involved in brawls and fights, but the exceptional people say, 'No, we don't want to live such a life, we have to lead an ideological life on the path of "A'tmamoks'a'rtham' jagaddhita'ya ca." "Those people who are society's exceptions are extraordinary people. They alone will build human history. Others cannot and will not do it." "These exceptional people are sometimes seen as lunatics by the naive public, but the fact is that these exceptional people do something new and constructive for society." "You should also know that you are exceptions. You too will do something great, will build up something historical." (9th January '79) Note: The life of each and every good margii is looked upon as something peculiar in the eyes of the common people. The reason is A-grade margiis are not involved in the religious dogma or materialistic ways of common people; plus all margiis are practicing yoga, kiirtan, sadhana, eating only sentient food, and following progressive ideas. So margiis' thinking and living and socializing are quite different from the common public. That is why the common public thinks margiis are peculiar people. But sincere margiis are not worried about this; rather they know that this is one merit. Such margiis are great exceptions and they are also the vanguards of the entire society. All sincere margiis are making the path which the common public will tread in the very near future.

The Brahmana

From: "Ramlal Sharma" To: Subject: The Brahmana Date: Tue, 26 Jan 2010 10:32:28 Baba "A'lo jhariye madhu ks'ariye a'ndha'r sa'riye tumi esecho..." (P.S. 1233) Purport: Baba, You have come and by Your divine advent You are showering effulgence, exuding nectar, and wiping away all darkness. Baba, You have come-- making the flowers blossom & graciously spreading happiness and bliss to one and all. Baba, by Your august arrival everyone's hopes and longings have been fulfilled. Baba, living beings were awakened by the deep yearning and pain of longing in their heart. And with this feeling, in the anticipation & hope of Your coming, they were awake, watching for Your arrival-- constantly looking towards Your path. Baba, this pain and longing of devotees resonated in Your heart and You could no longer remain distant. Baba, You have come and You are graciously pouring the basket of love-- satisfying everyone's heart. The sleeping humanity has gotten new life by Your grace. Baba-- that river which dried up and evaporated, and that song which was lost in the oblivion-- the current of that very river and the tune of those songs You have graciously brought along with You.* Baba due to Your august advent You have inundated each and every heart with the nectar of devotion. This is Your causeless grace... * The inner idea is that when Parama Purusa comes and He saturates the heart with deep devotion, then all those feelings of love and which had dried up start to blossom. In the above song, the river signifies the flow of devotion and the song and melody refers to that subtler expression of devotional feeling.
Namaskar, Here is one story which contains one important teaching for all sadhakas.
One sunny day a man left his house in search of his horse. His mind was totally filled and burdened with thoughts about his missing horse. In his long & arduous effort the man searched far and wide as he crossed many villages, hills, rivers, streams and valleys-- all in search of his horse. Along the way there were countless wonderful and fascinating sights, yet in his mind's eye all he could see was his horse-- nothing else. His mind was consumed with that notion. When the man finally returned home from his tiring journey his close friends were amazed by how far he had traveled; and they asked him numerous questions about what he saw on his fabled and remarkable journey. They wanted to hear his observations about the vastness of the earth and the beauty of the sky, as well as all the various other sights he saw along the way. Yet the man could not comment on any of that; all he could reply was, 'I could not find my horse'.
As, we can all see, the man in the story got caught up in his own little burdens. His mind became totally fused with thoughts about his horse to such an extent that he could not even begin to conceive of anything else. His whole reality was sunk in that. Being sadhakas, we must never allow such things to happen to us.
In life so many things happen so if one is not careful then the mind will just get caught up in that whirlpool of those events. Indeed it is the common malady that step by step people burden themselves and allow theirs minds to get preoccupied with family problems, job issues, financial matters, health concerns etc. But in that troubled state of mind one cannot move ahead. The mind will just get burdened and one will be walking around carrying a heavy load of thoughts or concerns. In which case-- just like in the above story-- one will not be able to function. The real charm and beauty of life will pass one by.
That is why Baba guides us that we should make it our strict policy to keep our mind free from any burdens. We must not carry any burden of the past, nor any burden of the future, nor any burden of the present. Our minds must be totally free from these three burdens. That is Baba's directive.
Yassa pure ca paccha ca majjhe ca natthi kincanam'; Akincanam' ana'da'nam' tamaham' vru'mi Bra'hman'am'.
Baba says, "I will call that person a Brahman whose mind does not run after any colour, who is neither obsessed by colour-laden thoughts of the past nor influenced by such thoughts of the present...One must free the mind from the influence of all colours." (NKS, Disc #24) In His above teaching Baba directs us to keep the mind cleansed of all past, present, and future problems. That is the first half of his teaching and the culminating idea of the shloka is that one must only focus on the Goal-- on Him. Then one will be able to do great things. This is Baba's eternal guideline.
So as sadhakas, our duty is to keep the mind light-- to keep our mind focused on Parama Purusa. Baba says, "When you are to move fast, your mind should be light; if the mind is heavy it will not be able to move fast." (AV-31) So Baba's guideline is to keep the mind free, empty, and light. And the only way to do that is to remember Parama Purusa. Baba says, "You must always think of the goal. Always look to your ideal." (AV-1)
Thus in our day to day practical life one must take up the task to keep the mind fixed on Him-- and not entertain the three burdens of the past, present, and future. Baba guides us that if one is careful in this endeavour then little by little the mind will always wipe away any burdens and move towards Him. With practice this will become one's habit until finally it becomes one nature. But if one does not take proper care then things will go in the opposite direction and the mind will always be burdened. So in our busy lives whenever we can, during each and every moment, we should clean the mind. That means we must not get drowned by past, present, or future events but rather must ensconce oneself in the Goal-- in the thought of the Great. And, amazingly enough, the more we attempt this grand endeavour the easier it becomes until finally it is just automatic, and always we feel His divine presence. By such training and practice, our minds will always be clean, empty, and free-- i.e. fully absorbed in His thought, in His ideation.
So Baba's grace and by our careful approach our mind will be unburdened and free. And in that state one will surely become a tremendous asset of the society-- one will do something great. Hence, as sadhakas, we should make it our regular habit to routinely check and cleanse the mind by thinking exclusively about Him. May we make this our regular endeavour as this is the inner secret for becoming great. Baba says, "People who command reverence from society...admit: 'We know nothing. We only think upon Parama Purus'a and work by His grace'." (NKS, Disc #23) Namaskar, Parashram
Keeping the burdens of the past, present, and future in one's mind causes their entire existence to malfunction. One loses one's own abilities because of being overrun by too many useless thoughts and worries. It is just like when too many programs on a computer are open then the computer can no longer function at even a basic level. The computer just gets totally stuck and cross-wired by all those electrical impulses running in different directions. Similarly we should never allow such things to happen to us. Always may we remain focused on the Goal. That is the quality of a real sadhaka.
**************************************** Not Easy To Bring Into Practice
Baba says, "While helping the poor people your vanity may increase. You may think: 'I have done this, I have done that. I am not an ordinary man.' This is a psychic disease. Actually, vanity is a psychic disease, a psychic ailment. But if, while helping a man, a poor man, or a diseased person, you ascribe Godhood to him, that is, if you think, 'I am not helping a man, I am helping God in human structure,' then vanity will not be encouraged. What will be the reaction within the person? 'This body, this mind, this wealth has been given to me by Parama Purus'a, and Parama Purus'a has come before me, God has come before me, as a suffering person, and I am paying back that thing to Him. That is, the actual owner of this body, the actual owner of this mind is He, and His wealth I am paying back to Him.' So there will be no vanity." (DKG, p.197-98) Note: Despite that fact that we are all aware about Baba's above teaching, nonetheless it is the common human weakness that we forget about this point. Yet we all know His above guideline has great and eternal benefits. For that reason we need to be reminded about this divine guideline again and again. Adherence to this principle helps establish one in the stance of divinity & immortality.

Naive People Create Problems for Themselves

From: "Shantatma Kerketta" To: Subject: Naive People Create Problems for Themselves Date: Mon, 25 Jan 2010 14:10:35 +0530 Baba "Toma'ya a'mi bhla'loba'si, a'mi toma'ra a'jina'ka'ri..." P.S. 4589 Purport: Baba, I love You. I feel fortunate when obeying or carrying out Your order. By Your grace, I pass my whole days always involved in shravan, manan, and nidhidhyasana. I am always engaged in Your ideation. In true sense I do not know whether I love You or not. I do not even want to know whether I am loving You or not. Please be gracious and compassionate. And bless me with devotion. This is my only thing I want-- to remain at Your lotus feet. With my whole existence-- my body, my heart, & my mind, I do sastaunga pranam at Your lotus feet. Baba, please grant me devotion...
Namaskar, There is a myth in our AM society that jinana is useless and there is no need to read Baba's books. This letter addresses the issue. We all have to consider the matter: If really reading Baba's books is not needed, then what was the reason for Him to deliver thousands and thousands of discourses and emphasize the seminar system, svadhyaya, and study etc.
In AM, we have our distinct path. Baba has given all the necessary guidelines: When we follow them, life flows properly; when we disregard them, difficulties arise. This happens both in personal and in collective life. At present, we all know that groupism has reared its head in our Marga society. But it did not come out of nowhere. There are some tell-tale signs and reasons behind it. We should all be more aware about AM philosophy, Baba's articles / books, and reflect and honestly ask ourselves: "Am I part of the problem - even in the smallest way? How often do I read Baba's guidelines and discourses and ensure I am following His tenets." Kindly consider the following analysis and share your thoughts.
In our Marga, all want to be devotees. In countless discourses, Baba has clearly defined bhakti as being the best path, far better than the other paths, i.e. karma and jinana. Jinana or knowledge is the worst. So all are eager to become devotees. Unfortunately, some have (mis)understood this to mean that one need not read AM discourses or study Baba's guidelines. They think that is the lowly path of jinana. Indeed there is a prevailing myth in our AM family that knowledge is not needed. But Baba's main intention behind His criticism of jinana lies in having vanity of knowledge whereby people just read books and overlook sadhana. In contrast, knowledge of Baba's books is needed. In AM, some people mix this up. That is their misconception. So all should be cent-per-cent clear that reading Baba's discourses and doing sadhana comes under that path of devotion. One must read the books, do sadhana and follow accordingly, otherwise they will go in the wrong direction. We must know Baba's teachings. That is our compass of life. Just as the explorers of old used celestial navigation or a compass to plot their course, Baba's teachings are our compass to stay on the right path. Thus we must study and know His guidelines. Baba says, "To liberate society from this unbearable situation, consciousness will have to be aroused among the people; their eyes will have to be opened by knowledge. Let them understand the what’s, the why’s and the where’s. Thus study is essential, very essential." (NH-LOI, Disc: 7) If His teachings were not needed, then He would have just sat up on the dais and given varabhaya mudra for 2 hours straight. But He did not do that. Most certainly He blessed us, but in addition He gave us distinct guidelines to abide by so that we may (a) progress, (b) know what to do and not to do, and (c) reach the Goal. If one does not read the books they will not know the do's and don'ts and they will follow the wrong path and go in the wrong direction. That is what we see happening now. If due to our naiveté or ignorance, we are not aware of Baba's guidelines, then problems will arise. That is how groupism came about and finds support still today from good, well-intentioned margiis. Why because they lack the requisite knowledge. Confirmed group leaders are aware what they are doing - they are deliberate sinners. But countless other wts and margiis wish to serve the best interest of the Marga but innocently get caught up in the whirlpool of groupism. Because some are not fully aware of Baba's teachings and instead rely on certain Dadas for advice and guidance. When in reality, we should only rely on Baba. He is our Supreme Guide. So we should all be critically aware about His divine guidelines and let those teachings determine the course of our lives. Let's consider the matter further.
Many in AM think that, "Yes, I am following Baba in all respects". Who does not think like this - everyone does. We all think we are abiding by the ways of neo-humanism etc. All think that by their actions they are serving and pleasing Guru. However, upon closer examination, it is often found that many are unknowingly part of the problem. Unwittingly they are supporting groupism: Either by financial donations, reading Fake Ananda Vaniis, attending factional functions, accepting the Fake BP Manual, following Bangalisation or the Mahaprayan dogma, accepting scriptural distortions, the splitting of jagrtis, witnessing punishment postings and so many other ways. They do not mean to do it; it simply happens because some naive margiis / wts are not aware of Baba's teachings. See for yourself. We should all ask ourselves, "Did I review a discourse from neo-humanism this month? Have I read an entire discourse from Subhasita Samgraha this week? Do I regularly refer to Caryacarya?". This is the type of self-analysis that must be done. When one has Baba's ideas in mind, then one will not innocently become a puppet or supporter of groupist activities. That will save you from harsh consequences. Because those innocent people who unknowingly follow groupists agendas will have to face the facts and undergo the reactions. It is just like if one unknowingly touches fire, then that fire will not spare you. Similarly, going against bhagavad dharma is dangerous. On this point, no one can save you. One will have to face the consequences. Thus by not knowing Baba's guidelines and actively applying them in life, one is inviting all sorts of problems.
Most margiis are quite intelligent and more aware than the general public, so many may think that they are not prone to falling away from Baba's teachings. But if one has a weak spot for a certain Dada or group, then it can easily happen. Just think, most astronauts are extremely well-trained in the sciences and all kinds of technical aspects of life, yet still they may prescribe to the dogma of heaven. They know about outer space but they stillthink they will go to heaven. Because of their kinship with a particular religion etc, they may not critically evaluate their beliefs whereas in other arenas of life they are quite sharp. Many read discourses yet because of their friendship with certain Dadas they support groupism unknowingly, and hence fall into dogma like the astronauts. So those inclined toward a particular group of Dadas may automatically conclude that those group leaders are grounded in neo-humanism. When in truth those wts may just be involved in forming one group and thus violating the facets of neo-humanism. But the margii cannot understand that because they have lost the capacity to see; they have no vivek due to their factional allegiances. That is how people naively get trapped in the net of groupism, despite their best intentions to follow Baba.
There is more to this topic and a follow-up letter should be written. We should all know that through study, satsaunga, sadhana, and introspection, we can bring Baba's teachings into our practical life and avoid the awful reactions that stem from a lack of basic knowledge of AM teachings. Remember, whatever one does - right or wrong - one has to face the consequences. If one goes against the fundamental teachings of AM, then prakti will not spare them. As margiis we should adhere to Baba's principles strictly, read His discourses on neo-humanism and engage in introspection. Baba says, "There is another meaning of the word ideology. It means a mirror. When we look at it, we can observe ourselves. Similarly is our ideology. Every human being should follow his ideology. Human life is an ideological flow. Those people who have no ideology in life are not human beings. One can recognize other men to the extent that he follows his ideology. The life of man devoid of ideology is like an animal life." (SS-20) Namaskar, Shantatma
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BABA says, "I have stated that at the time of marriage the bride and bridegroom should not have any direct relationship three generations above and three generations below. If this condition is not met, the marriage should not be solemnized." (AV-7, p.57) Note: Those not following this their moral standard is questionable. Top grade margiis are very strict about this Baba's teaching.


Date: 25 Jan 2010 13:17:19 -0000 From: To: Subject: Dhruvanandji Baba
Namaskar, All are aware that Dada Dhruvanandji has been ill for some time. That is why he has not been able to fulfill his duty as GS. However, in the recent days, things have taken a turn for the worse. He now no longer even leaves his bed for natural call. So the situation is indeed grave. Our best wishes with Dhruvanandji at this critical hour. Sincerely, Mahesh

Fake Gurus Cannot Last Long

From: "Jorge Santana" To: Subject: Fake Gurus Cannot Last Long Date: Sun, 24 Jan 2010 13:52:48 +0100 Baba "Bha'loba'so jadi tave eso priyatama diiner e kut'iire..." (P.S. 2619) Purport: O' my dearmost Baba, if You really love me then please come to the hut of this lowly person. I want to make You listen to my love songs up to Your full heart's content; that's why in my mental viina I have practiced many tunes and melodies for You. Baba, I do not have any knowledge or intellect. Nor do I have any virtue, name & fame, or the weight of those things. I have only one thing: Love for You in my mind. My whole heart is completely filled with love for You. And by offering that love I will satisfy You, by Your grace. Baba, I do not have any prestige nor do I get any respect or honor. None of these do I have. Nor do I have such devotion that I feel my ego getting wounded by Your not coming. Baba, I have only gratitude in my heart for all those things which You have graciously bestowed upon me. Please shower me in Your ahetuki krpa. Baba, I know in my heart that You love me, but if You really love me then please come close in my heart. For You I have prepared and decorated my mind in Guru cakra. Baba, please come close and grace me...
Namaskar, Nowadays as yoga is gaining more and more popular support pseudo-gurus are popping like weeds all around. In the mass society this is rampant. Unfortunately from time to time this has turned into a a recurring theme on the wavelengths of our Marga internet. Because 1 or 2 persons like to again & again promote the ways of one or another pseudo-gurus. But we all know that Lord Shrii Shrii Anandamurtiji is the Sadguru who has graciously come to lovingly guide the whole humanity unto the path of dharma sadhana and divine salvation. And that it is He Who has beautifully given us the path of Ananda Marga-- the Path of Bliss--whereby all progress towards that Divine Goal. Whereas it is commonly understood that such pseudo-gurus are nothing but exploiters and the proponents of dogma.
There in India, since ages & ages the deceptive and cheating ways of such dogmatic gurus is well known. Here following are some of the ploys that they do: 1. First off such pseudo-gurus share very little of what they know. Of course what they know is not much and mostly it is dogma, but even then they keep such "knowledge" to themselves. So the disciples-- hungry to get something-- undergo many, many years of arduous work doing all the cleaning, cooking, repairing and all sorts of dogmatic things-- including getting the so-called guru's hukka ready for tobacco & hashish smoking. Or such a guru will use a chilam which is hand-held pipe tool for smoking hashish. And the disciples work like slaves preparing all these things. 2. The disciples also must wash all the clothes and be obedient at all times. Failing perfect obedience they will get senselessly abused, insulted, and beaten by getting hit w/ burning wood. All this the gurus do to see how far the disciples are qualified and to see how much they can tolerate. But no blessing is ever given, only beatings. 3. Plus such dogmatic gurus use one nasty trick-- the trick of allurement to get their slave disciples to stay longer and longer. To do this the gurus do not teach anything at all to those disciples. And just the disciples hang on hoping that one day they will get some knowledge-- sweet nectar. But that day never comes. 4. When the disciple sees what garbage the guru is teaching then they will leave in an instant. For that reason those gurus do not tell anything at all; Because telling something means exposing oneself. And by not telling they can keep their saintly status and prestige. And by that way their disciples will not desert them. 5. Altogether it is just like how Gandhi kept mum whenever an important decision had to be made. 6. So the disciples are just left to continue on and on with their mundane duties such as doing oil massage for the guru plus they are in charge of milking and taming the cows. This disciples must do-- so they move in the jungle all day with the cows and then return back in the evening time. But for their long efforts they never get not even a single drop of that sweet, butter milk. 7. These pseudo-gurus also place themselves on one pedestal by giving the dogmatic definition of brahmacarya as celibacy. And in that way they create inferiority complexes in the minds of family people and young disciples by showing themselves to be great spiritualists-- when in fact they themselves do not follow the anything about celibacy what to speak of following the true teachings of Brahmacarya. 9. And above all the main thing is they do not tell any dharmic guidelines. And not only that but they themselves do not know any such things. 10. Up till now this is a problem in the society that teachers are pseudo; they do not do anything. Just they became guru and they themselves do not do sadhana. So they do not know anything just they want blind obedience. 11. And in that way the disciples work is only to do engage in crude, mundane tasks. 12. If anyone visits any of the hundreds of dogmatic ashrams in India you will find these things going on throughout the land. And no longer just in India, these pseudo-ashrams are popping up like mushrooms all aroung the globe. So posting any such negative stories to one of our Marga e-mail forums means supporting dogma. Because those gurus want to forcibly impose such dogma and exploit the common mass.
Our AM is different. In our Marga first sadhana is taught and made available to one and all. Plus, as we all know, in AM the dharmic codes of morality-- yama and niyama-- are also taught. And like that from phase to phase, step to step, our AM proves itself as one sadhaka making mission. But in other dogmatic places it is not like that; that is why as a warning Baba strongly exposed and condemns the dealings of such dogmatic gurus.
Baba is telling in dramatic way the facts about such present and recent past dogmatic gurus. Here following are excerpts from his short story-- "Under the Fathomless Depths of the Deep Blue Sea"-- whereby using the allegory of ghost Baba reveals the cheating methods used by those negative gurus. (A) Here in general Baba is exposing the hypocrisy of the ghost guru-- Bhutananda Maharaja. And also Baba is exposing the formula how this nasty guru side-steps difficult questions. Baba says, "The next day, at the crack of dawn, Bhutananda Maharaja was sitting in the middle of a group of disciples. The holy fire was burning in front of him. Crowds of followers were coming from nearby villages. They brought thousands of varieties of fruits, nuts and other delicacies as well as various narcotics such as marijuana, opium and hashish. Bhutanandaji was chanting the 'bhuta' mantra with closed eyes which he half opened from time to time to study the sumptuous fruits and delicacies. He always observed a vow of silence during the day in case a disciple would ask him a difficult question. In this way he avoided embarrassing situations." (Under Fathomless Depths (B) And here below Baba is pointing out how such pseudo-gurus are fully immersed in negative political dealings. "Shrii Shrii Paramahansa Bhutananda Maharaja Paribrajakacarya!!!!!!! Or, 'Bhutananda Maharaja', for short." "Bhutanandaji advised, "Look here, don't upset them [the rich people] in any way this time because they are your main hope. Don't put too much pressure on them to pay unpaid bills, income-tax, sales-tax and other taxes. Oh, one more thing, have you given them ample scope for black marketeering?" "Yes, Your Holiness," replied the ministers. "We have made the seven-year plans in such a way that they, as contractors, will be able to extract the lion's share of the money invested by the government. Moreover, we have not put the responsibility for these projects in the hands of the learned experts, but have given it to people selected by ourselves whether they know anything about planning or not." Bhutanandaji said, "Very good, very good." (C) Here below Baba is showing how such a negative ghost guru gets his own disciples involved in all kinds of fringe political dealings and immoral activities. Baba says, "That evening, after the crowd of followers had dispersed, he [His Holiness] called two of his most trusted disciples, Swami Shriiga'la'nanda18 and Swami Markatananda, and said, "Listen.....Mr. Jutiram Dawala Chad Thakthakia or Abakanagar and Mr. Besharam Lal Ghushkila'o Phatphatia from Ajabnagar have amassed huge amounts of money by black marketeering. Instead of increasing their bank balance or investing in more property, they have chosen to make ornaments in pure gold. We must lay our hands on those ornaments by any means." "His Holiness said, "Listen.....Take some pure gold and go and visit the Thakthakiyas and Phatphatias. Tell them you know the magic word for doubling gold. You can be assured that they will give you a small amount of gold just to test you. You should mix that gold with your gold and show that it has doubled in size. If you do this a number of times they will begin to have faith in you. You should always remember that such deceitful businessmen generally become very greedy and stupid. Within a few days they will be fully convinced and will lay all their ornaments in front of you. Then, simply run away with the bounty." The disciples asked, "Where shall we go with the gold?" His Holiness, the Maharaja said, "Tell me, where do you think you should go?" "We shall come here," they replied, "and place all the ornaments at your holy feet." Said His Holiness, "Have you gone mad? If you do that the police will also demand a share. Once you get the gold you must go straight to Mr. Batparam Bankelal Gujgujia's shop. Sell him the ornaments at a price less than their market value. Then, take the money -- don't accept a cheque -- and come back here immediately." The disciples said, "As you command, Your Holiness." (D) Here is another colorful excerpt highlighting the exploits of those dogmatic gurus. More can be said about this but by reading everyone will surely understand the beautiful way in which Baba unfolds the story & how such dogmatic gurus prove themselves to be totally negative creatures. Baba says, "That day some of the devotees gave His Holiness a number of malpo sweets made of condensed milk [rice-flour and sugar]. To prevent his disciples from casting greedy glances at the sweets, Bhutanandaji had kept them hidden behind him. "Your Holiness," said the householder disciple, "you are truly a great ghost. It's no ordinary matter to remain without food for days together." Bhutanandaji's face beamed with joy. Another disciple looked at the householder and said, "Do you think His Holiness is like any ordinary ghost and will simply waste his time eating? He spends his whole time in spiritual meditation. He may give up his life and go to Hell any day; an excellent garden house has already been reserved for him there. The other day the God of Death himself appeared and entreated His Holiness to accompany him. However, His Holiness declined the invitation saying that he has no time to go and rest in Hell. Rather, he wishes to continue selflessly serving us ghosts for some time more." The family devotee exclaimed, "Yes, it is only due to His Holinesses grace that we are able to survive. Could His Holiness find joy in Hell, leaving us here on Earth?" He continued, "There are so many wild fruits and roots and other edible things here. Won't His Holiness even eat those?" "No," replied the disciples. "His Holiness only eats air. Today is a fasting day so he won't even eat that. He observes a waterless fast and that's why he won't even take air." After some time, the householder devotee left. Then His Holiness turned around in search of the malpo sweets. He was amazed to see that there was nothing there. The sweets were missing. His Holiness was beside himself with anger. "Hey you fellows, who ate the malpos? Don't you know they were meant for me? Who ate them? Vomit them out immediately. I won't spare you until I've eaten those malpos!!!" The disciples said, trembling, "Believe us, Your Holiness, we didn't eat them. We swear by touching bones, we promise by touching cow-dung, we pledge by touching dead bodies that neither did we eat them nor did we allow a cow ghost or a cat ghost or even an ant ghost to touch them. It is really a strange thing, Your Holiness." His Holiness roared, "I don't want to hear these things; I know you have eaten them. Vomit them out! I shall eat them." There ensued a big scuffle between His Holiness and his disciples. An initial shouting match became a bloody battle. <>
So by all this entire manner, one can understand what ploys pseudo-gurus in India do to cheat and exploit their disciples and secondly Baba's colorful short story provides ample insight into the nasty dealings of those dogmatic gurus. May be we all pay strict vigilance to ensure that our e-forums, seminars, retreats, and programs are filled with the divine spirit of Baba's supreme teachings which lead to the fulfillment of human existence, and not the tall talks of any pseudo-guru.
Baba says, "You are the children of the great Cosmic Entity." (AFPS-6) Baba says, "Ananda Margiis should always inspire people along the path of spirituality by encouraging selfless service, sacrifice, good conduct, spiritual practices, the development of all-round knowledge etc. Ananda Marga is a comprehensive mode of living based on spirituality." (Prout-16, p.67) Namaskar, Jagadiish Note 1: In perfect fashion in His ghost short story, Baba speaks indirectly about such pseudo-gurus so as not to offend anyone. So He reveals the fact about them by employing this unique allegory or story so there would not be any objections.
******************************************** Origin of Few Musical Instruments
Baba says, ""Our tabla is a metamorphosed form of this mrdaunga. Some people believe that the tabla came from Persia but this is not the case; the tabla originated in this country. From Persia we have gotten the sitar and the gazal. Although the viin' originated in this country and has been here since the time of Shiva, we have gotten its descendant, the violin, from Italy." (SC-2, p.128)

Our Samaj Songs

Date: 22 Jan 2010 14:02:48 -0000 From: "Subhash Dholakia" To: Subject: Our Samaj Songs Baba "Jhainjha' jadi a'se jujhite shakati dio..." (P.S. #1783) Purport: Baba, You are my Saviour. If in my life a hurricane or typhoon comes, then You please provide me the strength to fight and face that negative situation. And give me the strength to struggle and persevere. Baba, if ever in my life lethargy and frustration comes, then please provide me strength to hold onto Your feet. And to go on moving on Your path. Baba, by Your grace I am treading on Your path. You please color my mind with Your color in all situations. During both pleasure and pain. With Your divine grace, if my mind becomes radiant then it cannot be covered by staticity during times of cimmerian darkness. Please grant me strength to follow Your dictates. Baba, please grace me and give me the force to go on marching on the path of effulgence, in an undaunted way moving ahead. And please give me strength by Your grace, to jump up and take on ever-new tasks to serve the downtrodden people. And please bless me by Your Varabhaya mudra. So in my life, I never feel fear or cowardice to fight against demonic forces. Baba, in all the circumstances I am completely depending on Your grace. Without Your grace, nothing is possible...
Namaskar, Time and again the topic comes about Prabhat Samgiita and in particular about His Proutistic samaj songs. Some are misunderstanding the utility of such compositions. Here below is a discussion of this important topic and everyone should write in with their thoughts and suggestions.
All are aware that Baba has graciously given 5018 songs of Prabhat Samgiita. And these divine songs vary tremendously in style, characteristics, and qualities. In Prabhat Samgiita, the whole Ananda Marga philosophy has been projected through the medium of song-- in one or another way. Starting from the cycle of creation to samskara theory to kosa, vice and virtue, sadhana, shravan, manan, niddidhyasan, the benefits of satsaunga, the value of human life, vidya and avidya maya, saincara and pratisaincara theory, psychic diseases, social and political exploitation and their eradication, samaj movement, Neohumanism, entire Prout philosophy, songs related with Lord Krsna and Shiva, and songs of various seasons, festivals, ceremonies, birth and death, house entrance, and so many more. Everything is present. Including so many other things which usually we find in the topics of His discourses -- everything we find in Prabhat Samgiita.
It is just like how Parama Purusa has created varieties of things in this universe. According to our needs and requirements, we utilise those things for the collective welfare. So in this creation, varieties of things are there-- but everything is not for everyone. According to the need, we utilise them: (A) Baba has given the system of asanas. But all asanas are not for everyone. Some need certain asanas, and others need different asanas. (B) In Yogic Treatments, various remedies and guidelines have been given. All are not for everybody. It depends on the disease. (C) In AM Philosophy and Yoga Psychology discourses, Baba has given significant guidelines about psychic diseases and their treatments. But those are exclusively for those who are suffering those psychic diseases. It is for them only. (D) Similarly Baba's sama'j (socio-economic movement) songs are for those local areas whose indigenous people are suffering the psychic disease of inferiority complex about their land and cultural expression. As with the examples above with asanas and yogic treatments, all the Prabhat Samgiita are not needed in any given single situation. That is, in a random way just taking any Prabhat Samgiita and starting to sing does not have any sense. For example if you start your dharmacakra with the shra'ddha song (commemoration song) -- "O Parama Purusa, Toma'r jinis toma'ke... (P.S. #60) "O Parama Purusa Your things (our departed friend) I am offering You, please accept it." If this type of song is sung at dharmacakra, then that will be inappropriate. And in the same fashion, when sitting in one's own sadhana place, if one starts singing the song related with Lord Krsna "Tum ho mere Krsna jagat pati mae tum he chahata' hum diva rati". "O my dearmost Lord Krsna, You are the Controller of the universe. I Yearn for You day and night. And cry for You." Certainly any devotee of Baba will not like to sing like this. Because of the strictness in ista point. (Sixteen Points, #10) So the central idea is that, Baba has given varieties of songs for varieties of occasions and varieties of peoples' needs. In this way, He has written many songs related with sama'j (socio-economic) movement.
A couple people are completely confused that on the one side Baba is talking about the philosophy of neohumanism, and on the other side He is writing and giving the narrow sentiment about samaj. This usually happens because certain crude intellectuals, for their group interest they are spreading extravaganza all around. Concocted things about sama'j (socio-economic movements). Certain WT groups are engaged in the misuse of sama'j theory for their crude and selfish interest, i.e. just to gain the power in the organization. This subject is complex, so I am not going to discuss anything on this--which group, etc etc. Here the point is only related with Prabhat Samgiita.
Let us see what are the songs related with sama'j. And we can analyse the situation. For example, please see below here this one example. The Prabhat Samgiita song which Baba has written for Angika samaj. Song number #4134. "Aungabhu'mi sundarata' bhu'mi..." (PS #4134) Purport: This land of Angadesh is most beautiful. This type of land you will not get on this earth. My Angika language is more sweet even than honey. My mother tongue is so great. O my friend, come and collectively speak in this glorious language, Angika. This beautiful Angaland is incomparable on this earth... And also, see the following Prabhat Samgiita #4082. "He ma'y Aungabhu'mi ma'tribhu'mi tor lelii ja'n kabul karaechiiye..." (#4082) Purport: O, my motherland "Angabhumi". My life is dedicated for You. I am offering my life for Your cause. O my motherland "Angabhumi", by Your grace and by Your shelter I am surviving on this earth. O my motherland "Angabhumi", I have only one desire: to serve You I should get bliss and satiation. O my motherland "Angabhumi", by Your grace I am surviving. I yearn for Your love. And I am ready to sacrifice my life for You. Baba has written the above songs for the indigenous people of that land. These songs are not for the universal AM family. And this is not an isolated case, in which Baba has written songs related with one sama'j (socio-economic movement) only. But He has written sama'j songs related with many individual sama'jas. For example, following is the song related with Amra Bengali sama'j (socio-economic unit). "Ra'r'her e la'l ma't'i go la'l ma't'i..." (PS #4245) Purport: The red soil of this Ra'r'h is very precious. I feel that this has more value than the pearls, jewels and gold. In this land, people are very sweet. And the language is also very sweet. Everything here is saturated with the sweetness. Everything of this Ra'r'h is most beautiful. Here we get our heart enlightened in divinity. This land is not just a soil, but it is more precious than gold... So we can see that one side Baba is praising about the land of "Angabhumi" in songs 4134 and 4082. And in another song, song #4245, Baba is telling that the soil of Ra'r'h is most precious. So I have given you only two examples. Yet there are so many examples like this. Here below is another song related with Amra Bengali sama'j (socio-economic unit) "Madhur ceyeo a'ro madhur a'ma'r ba'nla' bha's'a'..." (PS #4766) Purport: Compared with sweetness, it is more sweet this my Bangla language. This is the language of my pra'n'a. In my arteries and veins and blood, the vibration of this language is resonating...
Some innocent or foolish persons can easily get confused. Some may think that this is just one contradictory type of song after another. But the reality behind this is something different. These songs are for indigenous people of those socio-economic units (sama'jas). These songs have been written for them. If anyone is circulating the cassettes of these songs in other areas, then that will be highly objectionable. That usually threatens the unity of one human society. Because the spirit of socio-economic movements (sama'jas) is regional in approach and universal in spirit. Rather what should be done is simply to exchange the name of the samaj in the song. Then everyone can use the same song for the upliftment of their own samaj, when and if that type of song is needed in their area.
One more question is raised occasionally. That what was the need to write this type of song which eulogizes one particular area. Why did Baba do like this? The answer is very simple. If a mother has four babies. And one is very meritorious, and the other three are suffering from inferiority complexes. Then to remove that inferiority complex, she will praise those other children to give them self-confidence. Without this, their personalities will not grow. This type of psychology is applied by teachers in the schools also. If they do not praise unenthusiastic students, then the growth of their personality will be affected. That's why the teacher has to praise even unenthusiastic students. To create the opportunity for them to grow. We have usually seen in DMC that after distributing the prizes, then Baba says to all the remainder who are seated there (who did not get prizes), that "Yes you all should try. And next time you all will certainly win." HE would say this to inspire and give enthusiasm to all.
Another example can be given. These days capitalist exploiters are exploiting the society by infusing inferiority complexes. Just like when Britishers came to India and they imposed their language and culture on Indians. And the Portuguese and Spaniards also were imperialist exploiters who imposed their language and created inferiority complex amidst the indigenous population. And with this psychic disease of inferiority complex, the local people accepted everything which the exploiters imposed on them. Thinking that this is something greater than they are. Until this inferiority complex is not removed, an exploitation-free society cannot be formed. And to remove this, only one way is there. That is socio-economic movements (sama'j movements). Just as with Yogic Remedies in which so many remedies have been given for various diseases. With the remedies prescribed, meant only for those who have the disease. And in AM Philosophy, guideline about psychic disease is given for those who are suffering from these diseases. Not for all. Similarly for the common mass who is suffering from an inferiority complex, these songs have been given. So the indigenous people will get rid from the inferiority complex of their local language and cultural expression. That's why Baba has given these songs in the local language of that area. Because true Ananda Margis are not suffering from this sort of complex and psychic disease, so these songs are not for them. So true Margiis need not to sing "O my motherland, Angabhumi, I am sacrificing everything for you" or "O my motherland Bengalistan, I will do and die for you". But surely, the indigenous population of that area who is suffering from inferiority complex, they will sing.
The central idea is that for various sama'jas, various Prabhat Samgiita have been given. And these are a few examples given above. At the time of writing these songs, Baba has also given the instruction that on the basis of these sama'j Prabhat Samgiita songs, similar songs should be composed for all the sama'jas of this earth. By their own indigenous litterateurs and poets. And in that way, inspire the indigenous people to root out exploitation in their local area. So these songs given by Baba should be treated as a specimen and guideline. There should not be any confusion on this very point. And again it should be noted that these songs related with the socio-economic movements (sama'j) are not for the entire Marga family. They are for indigenous people of that particular sama'j. Please write your valuable thoughts on this topic. Namaskar, Subhash
Baba says in various places that human culture is one. Only the mode of expression is different.
The fertile brain of crude intellectuals, they are always creating problem by misguiding society. Such things happened so many times in the past. And Baba has given many examples, which happened in the past. That these crude intellectuals misguided and exploited the common mass, making them believe for example that their poverty is due to their own sinful deeds in the past. Similarly, everybody knows that some WT groups always distort Baba's samaj psychology. And so many times they wrote that Baba has written Bengalistan samaj songs. Baba in the following quote is teaching us how dogmatic people polluted the mind of innocent people by preaching false ideas. And establishing their supremacy. Baba says how in the following way these religious parasites spread falsehood. Religious parasites misguided and exploited the common mass by telling them: "Your God is the only God. You are His blessed sons and daughters, and others will burn in hellfire." (PNS 14, p.13) In similar fashion, these days certain WT factions sing their glory about their language and land. That they are most precious, and everyone from the entire globe should salute them and praise their glory. In their group propaganda network, they talk like this. They did not get tired by spreading their own greatness. They never get tired of eulogizing themselves. Nor do they feel shame by doing so.
Baba says, "Thus Prout's approach can be characterised as universal in spirit but regional in approach." (PNS 13, p.24) Baba says, "An empirical spiritual base to society will protect it from all fissiparous tendencies and group or clan philosophies which create shackles of narrow-mindedness." (PNS 13, p.24) Often we have seen how certain fundamentalist groupists were propagating Amra Bengali songs all around the globe. That was really suffocating for everyone. For example this song, "Rarh e lal mati" was circulated and the cassette was sold in various sectorial retreats of all the sectors. But that song was only meant for the indigenous people of Rarh. So this proves the blindness of certain groupist-minded negative people. Those who do not understand the spirit of Sama'j movement (socio-economic movement).
************************************** Serious Matter
Baba says, "The system of education prevailing today was formulated or evolved long ago, mainly with a view to suit the needs of the capitalist class. For the last three to four thousand years, the same type of education is being imparted. The main purpose behind this sort of educational system is to create persons with a slavish mentality to fulfill need of those capitalist exploiters. This sort of education is fundamentally defective. It is certain that this type of education which serves the capitalists' interests is not at all suitable. This sort of education creates obstacles in the evolution of humanity. We have to thoroughly revamp the entire educational system. A new educational system must evolve to produce sadvipras." (11/29/70, transcribed from cassette) Note: Those who are bragging about the standard of their education should know what type & what category of knowledge they have. In this regard, we should ponder Guru's above guideline.

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