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New Approach for Learning Prabhat Samgiita

Namaskar, Starting today, as far as possible, each song will now be done twice - two days in a row. The first purport will be extremely close to the exact line meaning. This will be very helpful to those interested in learning Prabhat Samgiita. The following day the song will be presented in a more descriptive manner to further explain about the meaning. According to Baba, both styles are appropriated. During DMC, in Baba's presence, various Dadas would come up and read their purports of Prabhat Samgiita, and Baba accepted all. Ac Candranathji would present a Hindi version that was a literal translation of the original Bengali. Ac Vijayanandji adopted a similar approach in presenting the English translation. In contrast, those Dadas giving the purport in Bengali would offer long elaborate and colorful explanations. Baba approved of them all. Namaskar, AM-GLOBAL Moderators Here below is today's Prabhat Samgiita. It will be posted in today's main letter as well and then tomorrow's posting will contain the more descriptive purport of this same song. PS #3002

Cir kále-r bandhu--------- Nikat́e- ese--- ghu-m bháungio---, Ghu-m bháungio--- Jad́eri bhávanáy yadi mete- Tháki-, jágie di-o Nikat́e- ese--- ghu-m bháungio---, Ghu-m bháungio--- Kichui tomár ajá-ná nái, A---------------------------------------á Kichui tomár ajá-ná nái, Randhre randhre ácho- sadái Tomáy bhúle- jad́e- hárái, T́ene- pa-the á-nio--- Nikat́e- ese--- ghu-m bháungio---, Ghu-m bháungio--- Anádi asheśa e- liilá-y, Á-----------------------------------á Anádi asheśa e- liilá-y, Tomáy khonjá- hoye ut́he dáy Bhránti kichu- dekhate ná dey, Tumi- diipak jvá-lio--- Nikat́e- ese--- ghu-m bháungio---, Ghu-m bháungio--- Cir kále-r bandhu--------- Nikat́e- ese--- ghu-m bháungio---, Ghu-m bháungio---


O' my eternal Bandhu [1], by coming close, break my slumber. If I am intoxicated in crude, mundane thoughts, arouse me.

By coming close please break my slumber, O' my eternal Bandhu.

Baba, nothing is unknown to You. You are ever-present in each and every pore. If ever I am oblivious of You, and get lost in this crude world, please pull me back onto the path of dharma.

By coming close, please break my slumber, O' my eternal Bandhu.

Baba, in this beginningless and endless divine liila, searching for You becomes hard and painful. The illusion created by maya obscures the vision. Please light the lamp.

By coming close please break my slumber, O' my eternal Bandhu, arouse me and bring me at Your lotus feet... NOTE FOR PRABHAT SAMGIITA #3002: [1] Usually people think that the term 'Bandhu' means 'friend', but in our AM devotional life the term Bandhus means something much more. Baba says, "'Bandhu' means 'those within the bondage of love'. That is when one can not tolerate the idea of separation it is called 'Bandhu'. Now you see in this world have you got any Bandhu? No. Even your friend, your best friend-- he also did not come at the same time as you and after leaving the cremation ground, there is permanent separation. He will be with you up to the cremation ground. After your cremation he won't be with you. So he is not Bandhu-- he is not friend for he can tolerate the idea of separation." "So who is the real friend? Parama Purusa. When you are in this physical framework-- in this quinquelemental framework, He is with you, with your body, with your mind and with your spirit. After death, He will be with your mind, with your soul. When the body will be lost, the body will become one with the earth but mind and spirit will remain, He will be with you. So He is the real friend, He is the real Bandhu. And there cannot be any mundane friend, mundane Bandhu." (AV-12)

Easy Solutions to the Energy Crisis

From: "Will Chaucey" To: Subject: Easy Solutions to the Energy Crisis Date: Sun 30 May 2010 14:24:16 +1000 Baba "A'mi toma'y ja'ni, e katha' vilate pa'ribo na', na', na', na'..." (P.S. 609) Purport: Baba, by Your divine grace You are mine. Even though I am aware about Your divine Self, how I can I say for sure that I know You. No, no, no I cannot say. Baba, in spite of my intimate closeness with You, You remain mostly unknown to me. Baba, You are playing an unnamed tune on my mental viina calling me-- sitting in my heart constantly. Baba, in the beautiful dawn hour when the effulgence of the moon fades away and the petals of the lotus blossom in the pond, at that time I awaken. And by Your grace, in that early hour all my lethargy and sleepiness vanishes completely. At that very auspicious moment how can I forget Your heavenly sweetness which permeates all around. Baba, You are so gracious and charming. Baba, although You are always hiding and trying to keep Yourself out of sight each and every moment, even then by Your grace I know You are everything. In spite of Your on-going, eternal liila of hide and seek, I understand You are the essence behind each and every expression. Baba, You play Your divine flute-- all the while trying to remain hidden. Baba, by Your grace I know that You are that singular Divine Entity, yet in Your magical way You express Yourself in innumerable names, forms, and rhythms. Baba, by Your causeless grace this much I know: You are mine and mine alone...
Namaskar, The recent & ongoing BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is yet another reason for us to consider how and where we are getting our energy.
In these current times, the apparent "energy crunch" has everyone talking. In the US and the so-called developed west, everyone is moaning & groaning about the soaring price of gasoline as well as other high energy costs; while in so-called third-world countries, doing without and finding short-cut ways has since long been a way of life. To many the whole situation looks bleak and only seems to be getting worse; but for us Ananda Margiis we know well that Baba has graciously given all the tools and answers to easily solve this "energy crisis"-- permanently.
Like with each and every problem, in the case of the energy crisis also, Baba has clearly identified the root cause. Baba says, "According to PROUT, economic exploitation involves the unrestricted plunder of the physical and psychic labour of a particular community together with the natural resources in their local area." (Prout) In the above Baba exposes how with their greedy hand and exploitative methods capitalists and other negative sections of society heartlessly dig out all the resources from any and all local areas. And that includes the rampant manipulation and thievery of petroleum and fossil fuels etc. This we are seeing around the globe today where big US capitalists are unbarringly grabbing all the world's energy resources for their own selfish and profiteering ways. Due to this type of economic exploitation and plunder, the globe now finds itself in an energy crisis. But, by Baba's grace after identifying the root cause of the problem He also beautifully provides us with numerous solutions as well.
Baba first guides us that each and every area or district should be built up using their own natural resources. And He simultaneously warns us not to depend upon oil etc from other regions-- near or far. Baba says, "In a healthy economy raw materials should come from the local area. Industries which are based on imported raw materials are always weak industries, sick industries. A sick economy depends upon raw materials from outside -- it depends upon import. For example, the Barauni Oil Refinery in Bihar is a sick industry because it depends upon crude oil from Assam. If there is any disturbance in Assam or if India is balkanized, then the refinery will have to close down. The establishment of this refinery was a foolish act. It does not represent a healthy economic structure. It is a sick industry, a foolish industry, a stupid industry!" (Proutist Economics) According to Baba, depending upon oil from afar is a sick and faulty way to build up one's economy. In the above example Baba ridicules the idea of Bihar using oil which comes from Asaam-- both of which are states in India. Therefore it goes without question that US dependence upon Arab oil also represents a "sick" and "senseless" approach-- since that oil is coming from halfway around the globe. Similarly so many former Soviet satellite nations continue to depend upon Russia for their oil. All these are examples are unhealthy economies that will invariably run head-first into an energy crisis-- if they are not experiencing one already. Baba's given response is that each and every land should be developed using their own natural resources. And Baba provides numerous creative solutions for each and every area to create their own fuel. Here following is but one of Baba's many answers to the present energy crisis. Baba says, "Many healthy industries based on local raw materials can be developed. For example, high-quality concentrated alcohol fuel can be produced from sugar beet and sugar cane. Concentrated alcohol can replace fossil fuels, as the stock of crude oil is fast diminishing." (PE) And further down in this letter there are listings of many other ways for cities, states, and countries to develop their own energy-- all of which are given by Baba.
Here first is Baba's whole-hearted assurance that there are plenty of natural resources for all. Baba says, "If there were maximum utilization and rational distribution of all natural resources, pressing socio-economic problems could be easily solved. It is a law of nature that a mother is provided with sufficient breast milk to feed her newly born baby. In the same way nature has generously provided sufficient resources to meet the food and other essential requirements of all human beings. People need to utilize these natural resources in a proper way. Shortages of food or space cannot be blamed on nature. These problems are essentially the results of the mistakes made by human beings." (AFPS-9, 'Population Growth & Control') Similarly then, the energy crisis of today is not due to a lack of resources but rather stems from the misutilisation and misappropriation of those resources. That is Baba's above guideline. And here below He further tells us that each and every area has all the necessary raw materials. Baba says, "Nature has been kind enough to provide abundant natural resources to every region of this earth." (PNS-21) As a case in point, here below Baba clearly shows us that even the economically impoverished region of Rarh has all the energy resources it needs. Baba says, In Ra'r'h there are extensive deposits of coal, coal gas and natural gas." (PE) By all this it is quite clear that one need not live in the middle east or in Alaska to get the oil they need. If we remember His guidelines and look carefully, then we will find that in each and every land there are sufficient deposits of natural resources to create whatever energy they need.
Here Baba gives more insight into and significant solutions to the world's energy crisis. Baba says, "The local administration will have to supply locally generated power such as solar energy, thermal energy, bio-gas, hydroelectricity, nuclear energy, pneumatic energy, electromagnetic energy and tidal power, or any other power which is easily available locally. The generation of power is a key industry which should be run on a no profit, no loss basis so that the cost of production is minimized and the purchasing capacity of the people is increased. For example, if batteries are produced through cottage industries, power should be supplied on a no profit, no loss basis, but the battery producers will be able to sell their batteries at a rational profit. Here the power that is used to manufacture the batteries is not an industrial commodity but a raw material. The power for such things as transportation, communication, schools, colleges and hospitals should also be supplied on a no profit, no loss basis to maintain social dynamism." (PE, 'Decentralised Economy-1') So here above Baba is giving some key concepts about the generation and distribution of energy. 1. Local governments have to create their own power. 2. Power can be generated from any number of avenues: hydro, nuclear, tidal, solar etc. 3. This industry must run on a no-profit, no loss basis. Looking around the globe, anyone can easily see that part and parcel of the energy squeeze today is that capitalist multinational corporations are using gas and oil to pull in huge profits-- grabbing trillions and trillions of dollars into their fold. All the while stripping near and far distant lands of their natural resources. This type of capitalistic plundering and profiteering goes entirely counter to Baba's given guidelines. And that is why the problem is growing today. Whereas as soon as Baba's above Proutistic methods are followed, then that will ease the energy crisis immediately.
Some may now be losing hope and thinking that it will be impossible to institute these types of changes. But actually due to the current energy crises there are many who are already considering and implementing such type of Proutistic methods. In each and every area this is happening. And more about this is discussed below.
Some may think that alternative energy can only be supplied in certain key areas. For example a few may be thinking that solar power can only be generated in the sunny desert etc, but this is not at all the case. In these next series of quotes, Baba gives countless solutions and suggestions how alternative energy can be created and found in all the regions of the world. According to Baba, there are innumerable sources of good, useable energy. Baba says, "Two types of power can be developed in Bangladesh -- power from oceanic tides, and solar energy. Oceanic tides can be harnessed in the Bakargang subdivision of Noakhali district where the Meghana River enters the ocean, and in the Chandpur subdivision of British Tripura district where the Dakatiya River enters the ocean. Many waves and turbulences are created by the impact of these rivers when they enter the Bay of Bengal. Tidal power would be very cheap to harness there. Solar power can also be harnessed, but this source of power is not so developed yet. It will become increasingly important in the future." (PE) So in His above guideline Baba is telling about tidal and solar energy and that this will play a big role in the future. Here below Baba tells further how to generate solar energy. Baba says, "There is no need to purchase coal from outside as is being done now. Solar power can also be generated in the plain areas where the land is wavy." (PNS-19) And with His broad based perspective Baba names innumerable ways how to generate energy from a variety of sources. Baba says, "Energy and transportation: Until solar energy can be manufactured cheaply, other energy sources can be utilized, like hydroelectricity, coal, thermal power, tidal power, geo-thermal power, wind power and natural gas. All the raw materials necessary for transportation are also available, including rubber, steel, mica, mica chips, mercury, silver, copper, quartz and manganese." (AFPS-7, 'Parts of the Economy')
And in those areas where there will be continued use of petroleum, Baba gives these two important guidelines. Baba says, "Petroleum can also be recovered from certain types of river valleys. Where the river bed is broad there is a chance of finding petroleum." (AFPS-9, 'Geology and Human Civilisation') Baba says, "There may be a shortage of petroleum but elements for creating petroleum are available in the world. We will be able to produce synthetic petroleum." (AFPS-8, 'Rule of Rationality') Thus even petroleum will be abundantly available in the near future.
None should hopelessly ponder that Prout will never be established-- already it is getting manifest. And quickly too. As we all know Baba has graciously given Prout in the year 1955. And in those days the world was not at all willing to move in that direction. For one reason or another the leaders and citizens were quite satisfied with the way things were going. The ideas of Prout seemed like a far-away dream. But now only 50 years later, huge progress has developed towards adopting Prout. Due to extreme social and economic circumstances, many communities and businesses are consciously or unconsciously moving in that direction. People have been forced to think in that way. Baba has created the magic wave for all His Proutistic guidelines to be implemented. Some are getting established by right thinking Proutists and other Prout guidelines are taking shape simply because the ways of old are no longer working. And this global transition is occurring at a marked rate, i.e. quickly. And that speed will only increase exponentially in the coming months and years. Thus none should think that they will not see the implementation of Baba's Prout. Already the hard part is over: the psychic seeds and awareness has taken root. The conditions are ripe. And very soon, more and more, we will see the sprouting of Prout in each and every land and community around this globe.
Here following is Baba divine assurance and blessing that our human existence will become better and better in all the spheres. Baba says, "The progressive availability of the maximum amenities of life will be guaranteed in PROUT, satisfying physical needs. The satisfied physical needs will lessen the physical obstacles which inhibit human progress, and human beings will experience all-round development, especially in the intellectual stratum. Human beings will get the opportunity to develop in the intellectual stratum without any hindrances. The truth of humanity, the veracity of humanity, will go on increasing in different areas of expression....the whole existence of human beings will become effulgent in the attainment of the Supreme." (PNS-17, 'Min Req & Max Amen') Namaskar, Vinay
Note: Baba has given one very beautiful idea to remember while living on this earth Baba says, "The nonliving world cannot express its grief when it is damaged or destroyed. To protect the inanimate world you should conserve and properly utilise all natural resources." As sadhakas we have to think for the happiness and welfare of all. And by thinking for their welfare-- and overcoming human greed etc-- then naturally our human problems will be solved. By this way each and every expression of His cosmic mind, animate and inanimate, will dance in His bliss.
********************************************* Crow and Cuckoo
Baba says, "It is said that there is a particular species of the cuckoo bird that is incapable of nesting and raising its own offspring. So to protect and save her babies, the mother cukoo gently places her own eggs in the crow's nest, even though the crow is her dreaded enemy. But since the eggs of both the birds looks the same, the crow carefully cares for those cuckoo eggs which were placed in her nest-- thinking them to be her own. At the time of birth, the newborn birds of both species are black; so seeing the baby cuckoos, the mother crow does not initially realise that the baby cuckoos are not her own offspring. It is only when the baby birds become a little bigger and start to call out and cry, that the crow realises those are not her babies. Then and there the mother crow becomes very angry, suddenly understanding that it has gotten duped. But because of having given long-term care and developed sincere love for the baby cuckoo, the mother crow gives up the idea of attacking and killing the cuckoo. And instead the mother crow raises the baby cuckoo as one of her own." (SC-10)

"This Marga Is Mine"...

Date: 29 May 2010 16:41:27 -0000 From: "Jawaharlal Thakur" To: Subject: "This Marga Is Mine"... Baba "Jakhani bha'vi kichu cini bujhi, dekhi a'mi kichu ja'ni na'..." (PS 3225) Purport: When my little ego dominates then I think that I know and understand everything. It is only later that I realize that I do not know anything-- I know not. When I try to move on the path with my own strength, then it is difficult for me to decide what I want to do and what is my goal. From the origin of which unknown source am I floating and floating, from far to the farthest place, in the search of that unknown divine Entity. Day and night I am searching and wandering; why I wander around I do not understand. O' karunamaya, what type of divine play do You do with me. What type of liila do You go on playing with this unit entity. How can this divine play between unit and cosmic continue without Your grace. Baba, You are everything, only by Your grace is anything possible...
Namaskar, It is no secret that our Marga is now going through tough times. That is because even though Baba has given us a sublime and perfect ideology, our AMPS is made up of imperfect human beings. Naturally mistakes are going to happen and issues are going to arise. When those problems do invariably occur, there are three basic responses we will see: (A) Those who are third-grade people will think that AMPS is not a good place to stay and they will run away. (B) Second grade people do not get concerned and justify that things should remain as is. Just hide the problem so that others do not find out about it, otherwise everyone will have a bad name. (C) Those who are top-grade people will recognise the problem, alert others and work to collectively solve the matter. Let's look at the matter this way: If there are 5 people and one person gets seriously sick, then we may see an array of reactions. Those who have the least amount of sympathy will leave the scene entirely - not caring at all. Another may not be concerned and will think it is best not to tell others and by that way the problem will go away. Those who are true friends and family members will cry out loudly and bring that person to the hospital. They will not care who knows or does not know, with deep love their only thought is to cure their sick friend of the disease. This same set of circumstances happens in AM as well. Those who are third class people run away when they see a problem; second grade persons do not get very concerned - they just try to hide and ignore the problem so they can reap the rewards in the form of high posts etc. They are just in it try for their own prestige. In contrast, top grade people get very concerned because they see the organisation as related with their own existence. They will alert everybody and try to fix the problem.
Now look in this way. My acarya told me this story and I found it quite helpful. A husband and wife were walking down the street. They were young and they had not yet had children. As they were continuing their walk they found a baby in the street. They thought they should look after the baby. So they took it to the doctor and the doctor told them that the baby had a severe case of tuberculosis. They thought that having a baby with TB was inviting too much of a problem, and they left the baby at the hospital and continued on with their lives. Then just one year later, that same married couple gave birth to their first child. When the child was just a week old the doctor told them that their child suffered from a severe case of autism and that he would never be normal. Even then, the parents felt that this "baby is mine" and they took the firm resolve to care for the baby even though the baby would require huge attention and lots of money. Thus the same married couple got involved in similar situations but with vastly different outcomes. Since they felt that the baby in the street was not theirs, they did not want to know about or deal with the problems. In contrast, with their natural birth baby they were ready to undergo all kinds of struggle and strife. Why? Because they felt, "this baby is mine."
The above story speaks well to the situation now in AMPS. Those who do not feel that AMPS belongs to them are not willing to deal with or hear about the problems whereas those who feel a sense of belonging to AMPS are ready to address all kinds of issues in order to clean-up and repair the organisation.
It is just like if one's own hand is dirty, then that person will not chop off their hand, they will clean it. The point being that when there is a problem that affects one's own life, then they solve the problem. Whereas if you think that problem is not related with you, then you separate yourself from the problem. That is the difference. The same thing applies to the organisation. Those who are concerned members of AMPS will try and fix the problem because they think AMPS belongs to them. So they will point out the problems, alert others, and rally to solve the difficulties. Whereas those who look at AMPS from arms-distance will just move further away when problems arise. They will go elsewhere.
Those who are concerned about something always want to know the problem. For instance, if you are going to purchase a house then you will contact all kinds of specialists and inspectors in order to find out what is wrong with the house. You are not paying them to tell you what is good about the house. You want to know where the weaknesses lie. You want all the problems uncovered because this is going to be your house. The same occurs when you bring your motorcycle, moped, or car to the repair shop. You are incurring expense because you want them to figure out the problem and solve it. You are giving them money to find the defects. And if they do not find any problem, then you are not going to pay them. That is the way it works. Similar is the case of going to the doctor. We go to get our ailments identified and cured. Not to be told that there is no problem. We want our body to be healed. Here the point is that when anyone considers something to be theirs, then they want to know what all the problems are and get them fixed. Thus what steps we take in our personal life we should also take in our organisational life. Just as a car or bike or house or human body is mine, this organisation is also mine. This should be our mentality.
This same formula of identifying the problem and repairing the wrong works in the natural world as well. The human body has a spectacular immune system. Whenever the body suffers from any problem or disease, then immediately those anti-bodies start attacking that infection or germs. The antibodies do not concern themselves with the parts of the body that are healthy. In contrast, if the immune system does not respond properly, then the body decays and eventually dies. In cases of nature, the positive approach is to fix the problems - that is nature's special way. We see this with the various ecosystems, in biology and chemistry, and in so many strata. In all such cases, a red alert is signaled when a problem arises and then all sorts of natural forces come forward to solve the problem. And if there is no signal then there is no problem.
When we have come into AM and when we know that AM ideology is the panacea then we should have a proper outlook. We should not think that all margiis and avadhutas are divine and free from any defect. Rather we should think that Baba's philosophy is 100% rational and that humans are prone to making mistakes. And if we ignore those mistakes then the problems will multiply. We should follow nature's way and Baba's directive to find out the defect and correct the wrong. Every organisation will have at least one bad apple and if that rotten apple is allowed to fester, then everything will become rotten. So our approach is to be vigilant and keep our organisation clean & totally free from any grime. Overlooking the problems will not do.
To continue, the first needed ingredient is an emotional attachment to AMPS. We should think that: AM ideology is mine and this AMPS organisation is mine. All should feel like this. Then we will be adamant to fix the problem and find the solution. Those who run away are cowards and those who do not know AM ideology are blind. Such persons can never solve any problem All true Ananda Margiis will cultivate a sense of rationality. We know that all religions are dogmatic and that only AM is dharma. Baba says, "Ananda Marga alone is dharma and all the rest are sectisms." (SS-1, p. 63) Thus when we know only Baba's AM is a perfect philosophy then we must take the duty to fix the organisation and find others to do the same. In that way we will be able to solve one problem after another and make AMPS shine. Furthermore, if ever we come across a new margii who became inactive after finding out some dirt in AMPS, then your duty is to try to convince them with the following logic: They belong to the organisation and it is their duty to help fix it because AM ideology is unparalleled. It is their duty to help; indeed they are needed to help. There is no other way. Because no other organisation in the universes is built on the pillars of neo-humanism and bhagavad dharma. We should convince them in this manner. As we all know, so many new persons get attracted to AM ideology and find it to be logical and rational, but they hear about the problems and feel suffocation with AMPS and consider leaving. We should convince them to stay with the aforesaid logic. Finally, the best thing is to think that AM is mine; but only those who have extreme love can say and feel like this. If one mother has 4 children, they will all refer to her as my mother; they never say our mother. Because each child has a high degree of love for their mother. Each and every margii can and should think that this AMPS is mine. If not, then at least think that it is ours. But those with more love will think AMPS is mine. We should all harbor this feeling.
We must remember that in this relative world there will always be problems. In this dance of creation, avidya maya keeps spinning her web. This is an ongoing matter. Since AM started there were problems. So many people inside and outside of AMPS created problems for us. And always Baba was there to show us how to solve such problems. Solving problems is essential and always Baba did like this. That is the way of tantra and that is why He is a Tantric Guru. For this reason He would both lovingly punish and praise; and for this reason He gave dharma samiiksa. His each and every action was aimed at identifying the problems and giving the solution. Because that is what Taraka Brahma does. He comes when society is at its worst and then builds it up in the best way. So we should follow in Baba's footsteps by solving the problems. Plus, when we hear about problems in AMPS from someone else, we should always remember the advice of the great saint Kabir. He advised: "Keep those close to you who are going to point you out, by this way you will be corrected and cleaned." The sense is we should always embrace those who are pointing out the problems in AMPS, because that is the only way to create a proper organisation to establish dharma.
By Baba's grace we must take a positive approach in life. Just seeking out good news is not the way. We should find out the problems, especially in AMPS. Because whereas we can get another automobile if it breaks down, we cannot find another organisation founded by Taraka Brahma. AMPS is the only one. We should be vigilant to keep it in proper shape by thinking that this AMPS is mine. Then we will find out the problems, alert others, and jointly solve those issues with other good people. Those who are weak-minded cannot fathom such an approach. But by His grace every Ananda Margii has the temperament of a true sadhaka of tantra and is ready to face all kinds of obstacles in order to make life and AMPS brilliant. That is our way. We think: AM ideology is mine and AMPS is mine. Baba says, "Struggle is the essence of life. Yours should be a pauseless struggle against corruption, hypocrisy and animality." (Ananda Vanii #11) Namaskar, Jawaharlal

Thief Inside the House

Date: Fri, 28 May 2010 21:17:46 +0530 To: AM-GLOBAL From: "Pandit_Sudhakar" Subject: Thief Inside the House Baba Toma're a'mi ceyechi (PS 3000) Purport: Baba, I have wanted You in hundreds of forms, inwardly, within every pore of my mind. O' Lord of my heart, why did You not come? Why You did You remain afar? Is it because of Your wounded ego. Baba, I have wanted You. Baba, keeping Yourself invisible, You are singing with delight. You make the river of melody flow to satiate my heart. The strings of Your viina, with its sweet resonance, floats & brings me to the distant sky. Baba, I have wanted You. O' Baba, this divine attraction of Yours is impossible to avoid. The sweetness and love of my mind races unto You. What a blissfully sweet nectar You have spread all around. By Your grace, Your divine fragrance always remains in my heart. Its tune, its pollen and Your love draws me to You - not paying heed to any restrictions or obstacles. Baba, by Your divine pull, I am rushing towards You. O' Lord of my heart, why did You not come, I have wanted You...
Namaskar, When Guru has specially given something in a particular manner or method and then certain people in AM attempt to swap out the main ingredient and instead insert something else, is that not like having a 'thief inside the house'.
We all know Baba has graciously come on this earth to spread His sublime ideals amongst the whole humanity. His goal is to put forth teachings that will allow and enable all human beings to grow and prosper and live peacefully together. In short, during His advent, we can say that His main emphasis was to put forth AM ideology. And for that to happen, He needed to ensure that what He spoke and what He told told was properly understood by the people. Because His directions, guidelines, and instructions are AM ideology-- nothing else.
For this reason from the very outset, from the get-go, Baba spoke in ways most conducive for us to understand His divine ideals. Accordingly, He began educating us about the Sanskrit language. Because Sanskrit contains many of the words, phrases, and concepts needed to teach the ideals of AM. So Baba used Sanskrit as a definitive base for propagating His ideals. Furthermore, to ensure that the Sanskrit words were properly understood, He clarified and expounded upon their meaning and usage. This He has done in countless discourses; this anyone can verify. Thus teaching Sanskrit became part and parcel of spreading His mission.
Indeed Baba has used Sanskrit in so many unique ways in our AM. He has put the Roman Sanskrit alphabet in the beginning of every AM book; He has made the system for giving everyone Sanskrit names; He has given all our mantras in Sanskrit; and He carefully explained the meaning of Sanskrit words-- like bhakti, dharma, tantra, mantra, Ista-- in His various discourses. Plus there are so many other examples how Baba has used Sanskrit to put forth His AM ideology. All done so that everyone could understand the various teachings which He wished to convey to the humanity. Thus from 1955 up through 1990, Baba taught us more and more about Sanskrit so that we could develop a better understanding of His sublime ideals of-- because other languages did not have words to express what He wanted to say.
That is why early on Baba explained about the importance of language in discourses like 'Expression and Symbolisation'. And that is why in countless discourses in Ananda Vacanamrtam and Sabhasita Samgraha Baba explains the meaning, derivation, and application of so many Sanskrit words. Indeed such a large number of His discourses begin in this very manner. And then later on, when a strong foundation of understanding Sanskrit had already been established, then Baba spoke in greater detail about Sanskrit and its special relation with all the other languages around the globe. Thus in His books Varna Vijiana, Varna Vicitra, and Shabda Cayanika, Baba is further explaining the essence of the Sanskrit and its link with all the major & minor languages spoken on this earth, from French to Hebrew to Spanish to Urdu, and from Latin to Greek to Hindi to Swahili, and from Tagalo to Bengali to Angika to Chinese, and from Korean to Japanese to Portuguese to English etc. Baba says, "In Ma'gadhii Pra'krta, as in Bengali, Oriya, Assamese, Maethilii, Bhojpuri, Angika, Magahii, Chattrishgar'ii, Na'gpurii, etc., there is no difference between masculine, feminine and neuter genders in the genitive case." (VV, chapter 10) And again, all of this was done for the greater goal of not highlighting any particular language per se, but so that Baba could clearly put forth His AM ideals in a way which was most comprehensible to us.
Unfortunately, some have understand all this entirely, and in order to highlight their own language, they propagandise day and night how Baba is highlighting the importance of Bengali. For example, in each and every AM book, Baba has designated a particular page for delineating the Roman Sanskrit alphabet. But if you open the Bengali version of those same books certain Bengali Dadas named that very page as the Bengali alphabet, 'Bangla Varna Mala'. Such is an example of their thievery. Baba has given something and they have switched it for something else. It is just like putting one's own personal sign on the front of someone else's business. It is unethical, illegal, and totally duplicitous. Verily the Sanskrit alphabet is closely related with so many Indo Aryan languages, but no other language community took away Baba's title of Sanskrit alphabet and put their own language name at the top of the alphabet page in AM books. Only certain top Bengali Dadas committed such thievery and distortion. And they did not stop there, they are also trying to proclaim the series of books like Shabda Cayanika & Varna Vijiana as being dedicated to the study of Bengali. When in reality Baba has given those series discourses to explain Sanskrit and its link with other languages so that others may best understand that teachings of Ananda Marga. But this fact those Bengali Dadas & their agents do not like to understand. Instead, day and night they engage in their silly agenda of the Bangalisation of the holy house of our Ananda Marga.
True disciples have no other aim in life than to highlight Guru's teachings. That is the goal-- not the Hindi-isation, Angli-cisation, Sino-isation, Spanish-isation, or any so-called isation of Ananda Marga. Only our goal is to propagate the Ananda Marga which Guru has given. This is our sole reason for coming on this earth. Tragically, some have some other agenda, some other ulterior motive. And even worse, some of these people are living right here in Ananda Marga and they are trying for the Bangalisation of AM. And this we must not allow. Only we should propagate the true Ananda Marga which Baba has given. That means highlighting His teachings and not some narrow-minded agenda.
Please excuse me as this topic is very long and there are innumerable points to convey. So to best respect the recent poll which shows that letters addressed to this network should be shorter in length, I am closing my letter here. In follow-up I may write again soon, yet also request other of our margii brothers and sisters to address this important topic. Here is a glimpse of what is to come: * Sanskrit does not have its own script, so when some books like Shabda Cayanika were first noted down in Bengali, then some top Dadas capitalised on this and tried to twist the whole topic as being about the Bengali language. Such is their style of thievery when in fact Sanskrit has been written in so many Indian languages from Tamil to Kannada to Hindi etc, but no one else tried to say that what Baba spoke was exclusively about their language. No one else had such audacity. * Baba's emphasis on language holds universal appeal as He is propagating AM ideology, thus He wants for all the languages of the world to be expanded to best convey human thought and understanding. This He has encouraged in so many discourses and talks like, 'Expression and Symbolisation'. * Baba's teaching of Sanskrit grew from the teaching of prefixes and suffixes to a full linguistic, historical, social, and cultural survey of Sanskrit and how it relates to today's world based humanity-- all so that everyone could best understand His sublime ideals of Ananda Marga. * And so many more points are coming.
By Baba's grace our special endeavour is to propagate what He spoke in its original form and not any other side agenda like the Bangalisation of AM. Because the very words which Guru spoke are mantra for us and that alone can lead the humanity into the golden era. Baba says, "Finally one must remember, Mantramu'lam' Gururva'kyam." (AV-6) Namaskar Sudhakar
Here below in this below section from chapter 10 of Varna Vijiana, Baba is explaining about the formation of so many languages, because in this series of books Baba is again and again showing that since Sanskrit is the mother of all languages, then naturally any complete discussion of Sanskrit will involve numerous other languages as well. Baba says, "In Ma'gadhii Pra'krta, as in Bengali, Oriya, Assamese, Maethilii, Bhojpuri, Angika, Magahii, Chattrishgar'ii, Na'gpurii, etc., there is no difference between masculine, feminine and neuter genders in the genitive case." (VV, chapter 10) This proves how Baba is talking about all the languages and indeed in this book there are so many reference to Hebrew, Latin, French, Japanese, English, and so many other languages.
*********************************************** Age of Marriage
Baba says, "The female body attains maturity at the age of eighteen years, while the male physique attains maturity between twenty-two and twenty-six years of age. No marriage should be performed below these years." (TD-5) Note: Baba's above teaching is very concentrated and addresses multiple issues. One of which is that because young parents are not adequately mature and have been indulging and therefor misusing their undeveloped bodies, their offspring may suffer from birth defects. This is a very critical issue. Here are further points to keep in mind. 1. When young married person start misusing their undeveloped organs, then those organs may not function properly their entire whole life. 2. This may result in their progeny having lifelong health issues. 3. This is not just related with just first child but all their children since their glands [i.e. of the parents] have been affected permanently. 4. Those in this predicament should warn others - that is all they can do. They cannot repair themselves. Those glandular defects are lifelong. 5. That is why in the west millions of parents are becoming sterile. They have a strong longing to have child and to satisfy this longing they adopt etc because they cannot procreate. This is mostly due to indulgence at an early age. 6. Early indulgence leads to the problem. That is what Baba is telling in the above teaching. 7. That is why there is a growing birth defects and instances in of autism in countries where people indulge sexually at early ages. For instance: About 120,000 babies (1 in 33) in the United States are born each year with birth defects; and autism is the fastest-growing developmental disability in that US at a 1,148% growth rate 8. So Baba's above mandate is the order of the day. People should not marry nor sexually indulge before the ages He has delineated in His above teaching.

Widespread Myth about Jobs

From: "Karma Rasa" To: AM-GLOBAL Subject: Widespread Myth about Jobs Date: Thu, 28 May 2010 22:48:32 +0000 Baba "Kenoi va' ele, dola' diye gele, na' bale gele cale, phele a'ma'y..." (PS 1995) Purport: Baba, You have been gone so long, why did You come and stir my heart only to then go away without saying a word-- thereby leaving me all alone. Baba, neither do You have any love for me nor do You understand the aching pain of my heart. Baba, after coming and reciting one fairy tale, where did You go. Baba, I want You to remain here with me. Baba, amongst all the dear ones, You are my dearmost. Why then do You not reside eternally in my heart. Baba, You are my dearmost and innermost, then how can You justify going so far away from me. Is it proper to leave me isolated and all alone. Please tell me. Baba, You are so dear to me, no matter what I will never forget You; Baba, I will never leave You. Not at any cost will I ever wipe You away from my mental plate-- from the memories of my mind. That I will never do. Baba, even if You do not desire to remain with me-- even if You want to hide-- I shall always keep You in the golden casket of my heart. Baba, You are eternally mine; my everything is surrendered at Your lotus feet... == WIDESPREAD MYTH ABOUT JOBS == Namaskar, In today's capitalistic economy, jobs are becoming more and more scarce. Indeed, in the USA - the most capitlistic nations on the planet - the unemployment rate reached as high as 9.9% a month ago (April 2010) and is still hovering around that extremely high rate. In Germany, Europe's biggest economy, the unemployment rate as been around 8.5% throughout the first quarter of 2010, peaking up to 8.7%, and still is hanging around 8%. This numbers are way to high to have a productive economy and a healthy society, yet this is what capitalism breeds: A more and more static economy. HERE'S WHY: IN A NUTSHELL Most of the population has been reduced to laborers-- either physical laborers (blue-collar) or mental laborers (white-collar), but with the increase in mechanization and the profit-oriented culture, executives are hiring less and less people and instead resorting to machines and / or cheaper labor markets elsewhere. In short, those with jobs are losing them; and those without jobs are not finding them. And this problem is only mounting, even with Obama's hands-on approach in comparison's to Bush's radical laissez-faire manner. CAPITALISTIC MYTH: INDIVIDUAL'S RESPONSIBILITY TO GET A JOB Over the decades, capitalists have successfully brainwashed the public into believing that it is the individual's responsibility to get and maintain a job. And if one is not getting a job, then, well, that is just too bad-- try harder. That is the capitalistic maxim-- the myth that capitalists propagate. So that is what everybody thinks, 'That it is the duty of each and every person to find their own job, and if they lose their job it is their responsibility to find another one'. And still that is in vogue. As things continue to tailsping the public is bound to think that they are in a no-win situation. But that extreme disgust with capitalism has not yet come. Most are still thinking that capitalism needs to be fixed, not replaced.
For these reasons and more, human beings have just been turned into mere commodities wherein they have to shine and polish themselves-- like apples or potatoes-- in order be attractive in the marketplace. To that end,common citizens try tirelessly to get more and more qualifications in order to assure themselves of a job. But it is an uphill battle. Because due to increased mechanization, less and less jobs are being done by humans. With the development of more refined computers and fancier machines, a work that used to take 300 people now takes only 5. In that case 295 are suddenly out of a job. And then, since top capitalists are only interested in increasing their profit, then at any time they can and do move their entire factory or business to another land or country where labor is cheaper. In that case, an entire sector of the workforce may suddenly lose their job. And in the end, it is the common citizen that gets blamed for not making themselves marketable. That is the ugly predicament in capitalism. But it is continuing on since everyone has gotten duped into thinking that every individual is responsible for securing their own job, while the government bears little or no responsibility. Today, more and more college graduates are in the hunt for a job and it is becoming harder and harder to get one. However, the theme remains the same: Make yourself more marketable. The realisation has not yet come to change the system. Similarly with older adults who have lost their jobs, one result is that more and more are starting their own businesses. The big protest against the market economy has not entered the people's psyche just yet. So they suffer and try harder in these desperate times. Soon the time will come to rise up and we should be ready to feed them the answer as well as hasten that moment by preaching the gospel of Prout.
To combat this nasty, capitalistic spiral and bleak outlook, Baba has put forth one very special socio-political principle: No one should lose their job without first have been offered and given a different job, of a comparable of higher standard. Baba says, "Cardinal socio-political principles should never be violated. First, people should not be retrenched from their occupations unless alternative employment has been arranged for them." (PNS-16) Unfortunately all around the globe this important principle is not be fulfilled. Because people are being released from their jobs and are not being replaced. From stock-brokers to shoe salesmen, so many are out of jobs, and every week this is increasing, leading to a totally unhealthy situation in society. Here Baba describes further about what happens when people lose their jobs and are not given a different job. Baba says, "There are many instances where these three cardinal principles have been violated, causing much suffering and disturbance in individual and collective life. Let us discuss what happens when people loose their livelihood. Take the example of rickshaw pullers in India. The work of rickshaw pullers is exhausting and poorly paid, but if it is declared illegal, many rickshaw pullers will become unemployed and their lives will become more miserable. Those who cannot find alternative employment will either die of starvation or become criminals in an effort to survive. In either case, society will be adversely affected. So, before this occupation is prohibited, rickshaw pullers should be provided with suitable alternative employment." (PNS-16) Because of losing their jobs and not being given other employment, people are suffering from depression, abusing their spouse, developing health problems, dying early, even committing suicide. Such reports are commonplace in the news these days. Or look at it this way: Since 1964, the U.S. crime rate has increased by as much as 350%. Unemployment plays a huge role in crime - it is one of the fallouts of job loss.
So the myth that the individual is 100% responsible for getting a job and the government need not play any role in this is totally harmful and stands as one of the worst aspects of capitalism. Even thought Obama's government is getting very involved in economic reform, still being part of the sinking ship of capitalism, they cannot control unemployment which is going through the roof. Still that is the myth that big vaeshyas have successfully instilled in the minds of the people: People are responsible for finding their own job. So the whole affair is awful. Everyone is trying to increase their stature and skills in order to get a job, yet those jobs are being sucked up elsewhere or getting totally eliminated. Hence it is an uphill battle; the cards are stacked against the common person. Jobs are disappearing left and right and there is no replacement in sight. When in reality, in the case of jobs being reduced due to mechanization, and then firing 100 or 200 people, instead everyone in the factory or plant should simply work less hours-- allowing everyone to keep their job. That is how it works in family life. If a new stove is purchased which dramatically decreases the amount of cooking time, then the wife or daughter is not kicked out of the house because they are no longer needed. Rather, everyone works less in the kitchen and people get time to spend in other pursuits. Same should be the case with regards to mechanization in the workforce. All should work less and then devote more time to psychic and spiritual pursuits. Then everyone is benefited because even though people are working less their purchasing capacity remains high. In Prout, it works that way. Now however, many jobs are subject to furlough, because companies and the government do not have the money to pay workers, yet the cost of living is higher. That only leads to more crime, not the upliftment of society. The capitalist model just creates more and more problems, whereas Prout's local and cooperative economic model solves the problem. As for the second problem-- i.e. the outsourcing of jobs to cheaper labor markets-- the answer is creating a local economy. Capitalists should not be allowed to exploit human labor all over the globe. Rather the cooperative system should be developed wherein all in a locale are guaranteed work as well as a proper purchasing capacity. This can happen if the natural and human resources of an areas stay within that samaj. So there are lots of Proutistic solutions. And among them all, it has to be fully recognised that governments must be held responsible and they must ensure a job to each and every member of society. There is no other way. The current capitalistic myth that an individual must find their own job must be eradicated. Then and only then can society progress..
By Baba's grace the myopia of capitalists is being exposed and soon all will be aware of the pitfalls of this vaeshyan age, thereby allowing society to make that step forward into that bright, new era. By Baba's grace the overall climate and environment are changing. People will soon awaken to the crude reality of capitalism and they will be looking for answers. The era of Prout will come - we should be ready to do our part Baba says, "If any group tries to violate any of these three cardinal socio-political principles, you should immediately oppose them with a thundering voice and sufficient force. Victory will be yours, because you are supporting the collective psychology. But before launching any movement, you should make sure that the masses are conscious of their exploitation, otherwise the movement will not be successful. Although it may take some time to raise the consciousness of the masses, ultimately you will be victorious." (PNS-16) Namaskar, Karma Rasa
*********************************************** Deserts Needed
Baba says, "Ecologists claim that some deserts are essential for keeping the global ecology in a balanced state. The high day temperatures and the cold night temperatures that occur in desert regions create a useful effect. The hot, dry desert air rises and creates a vacuum which sucks in cool air, generating a chain reaction. Moist air is sucked in from the sea and formed into clouds which then rain on the land. If deserts vanish entirely, the overall rainfall will be reduced." (PNS-16, p.37)

Why Part of Sixteen Points

Date: Wed, 26 May 2010 22:18:09 -0000 To: From: Subject: Why Part of Sixteen Points Baba PS Intro: This following song is about the establishment of a neohumanistic society. It describes how sadvipra samaj gets formed and what it will look like. Overall this song paints a picture of the upcoming dharma ra'j. "Jay jay jay toma'ri huk jaya..." (P.S. 4764) Purport: O' Divine Entity, O' Cinmay, O' Consciousness Personified who has graced me by coming in this brilliant, golden, effulgent dawn: Victory, victory, victory; victory unto You. Baba, You are everything. On this earth, we all are witnessing the magic that has happened; by Your divine grace our dream has come true today. Behold, this earth has been filled with sweetness, charm, and beauty. By Your grace there is no longer any dukha (sorrow) or santa'p (misery and suffering) anymore on this earth. There is only the incessant flow of a'nanda (bliss); it is flowing on and on continuously. Baba, by Your grace with the surge of devotion, the new blood & vigour has awakened; the paranoia, threat, and terror of exploitation is now completely gone. A new era of sentient peace has ultimately arrived, by Your grace. Baba, in the past by Your grace we planned that we will create a new heaven. And now that day has come. So according to Your direction we will go on doing Your work-- all the while singing Your song to please You. Our hands will do Your work and our heart will sing Your glory. In that way we will move. Baba, by Your grace we will pour abundant love on each and every unit being-- on all our brothers and sisters, on all the flaura and fauna. Baba, You have showered Your grace. That splendid day which we were dreaming about has arrived; all the cimmerian darkness has been dispelled. Now, by Your grace, the eastern horizon is filled with Your brilliant, divine effulgence. Baba, we will move on in the chorus of samgacchadhvam spirit-- keeping You in our heart and singing about Your glory...
Namaskar, In our AM ideology and in our 16 Points, Baba has given importance to and placed emphasis on all that is needed for the well-being and development of humanity. As we all know, one of the four tenets of C.S.D.K. (Pt #16 of 16 Pts) is 'seminar'; and one of the sub-points of 'seminar' is knowledge of one's mother tongue. Obviously then, knowing & using one's mother tongue is an integral element for building a proper society. The only question then is what is the logic and reasoning behind this.
Before getting started, we should recognise that in today's world there are more than 7000 living languages in use on this earth. And they all carry certain unique qualities, traditions, and specialties; yet, at present-- with the rapid-fire process of globalisation and all its mono-culture leanings-- many of these languages are threatened for their very survival. Thus we should take a proper look at what the grand, variety of languages bring to the humanity as well as why Baba places such a great significance on knowing and using one's mother tongue.
One of the main reasons that certain mother tongue's are taken 'out of circulation' is because one so-called higher culture wants to dominate another so-called lower culture. And one of the best ways to break down another culture is to render their mother tongue as valueless or rogue etc. Because then those innocent persons are forced to give up or abandon their mother tongue and instead learn the language of that exploitive group. This invariably creates a huge inferiority complex in the minds of those who have lost their mother tongue. Because-- out of nowhere-- they now have to learn a new language and function with that new linguistic tool-- ie. the language of the exploiters, which is not at all comfortable for them. Those in this present era who grew-up speaking English have not an iota idea of what it means to have to live in a society where one's mother tongue is not respected or accepted. It creates a huge shock to one's psyche and places one at an extreme disadvantage in every social setting imaginable from one's work opportunities to one's schooling ventures. And by that way one can be easily put down, manipulated, and ultimately exploited. That is what happened to the black slaves that were brought to the US; that is what happened to many of the North Africans that relocated to southern Europe; that is what happened to the Eskimos in Alaska as well as the native people in so many lands from Australia to Indonesia. Plus this was also the case with the aborigines of Central America. In all these instances a certain group lost their local language due to the pressures placed on them by a more dominant group. And by that way, the weaker group just got exploited, pushed to the fringe, and used as a menial labor force in that society. This is what commonly happens to those who lose their mother tongue. So here the point is that to give every human being the proper right of passage and due respect, it is highly important that all languages be honored. That means in their family life people should not be looked down upon for what language they speak. And every person should have the opportunity to do their primary schooling in their mother tongue as well as get the opportunity to learn the vishva bha'sa (world language) of the day. Without that there will always be one or more segments of the population that are exploited.
One other crucial aspect of keeping all the languages of the world 'alive' is that a language serves as the abode of knowledge of a particular people or community. What people learn about the world and human understanding gets incorporated into their language. That is why each and every language-- everyone's mother tongue-- carries with it unique knowledge of the world. Just as the Inuit (Eskimo) language has all the perfect phrases for describing snow, so many languages carry unique insights about the world. Because the thing is, much of what people know is not written down-- especially in those cultures versed in the oral tradition-- in which case their language is literally an encyclopedia of knowledge. It may contain important facts about what leaves are medicinal in value or what the role of certain bugs is or how the moon moves across the sky in the summer season. So much information and knowledge is contained in the various languages of the world. For example, imagine how much knowledge would be lost about yoga, devotion, and spirituality if the Sanskrit language were to die. And indeed every language has its own special arena of knowledge. So keeping languages alive is one very important manner of protecting humanity's wealth of knowledge.
In His ideological teachings of Prout and cardinal human values, Baba always stresses the importance of one's mother tongue. Yet as we know, AM is not just a theoretical endeavour. Side by side Baba implements the practical programs to keep languages alive. One way He did this was by having the Ananda Vaniis read in all the languages. This was one of His special ways of respecting and honouring all languages. And another special measure He adopted was to always ensure all Wts remembered and gave value to their mother tongue. This is a unique point. Because, Wts were basically supposed to forget everything about their former worldly life from their parents to their habits etc, but on the point of their mother tongue Baba was very keen that even Wts must remember their mother tongue.
One of the reasons for this is that each and every person's mother tongue is the language of their heart. It is by this way that people express their finer sentiments and feelings in the form of oral history, poetry, songs, drama, etc. Thus one's mother tongue is a key point of human expression.
So for financial gain or economic power, one community must not be allowed to exploit another by rendering their mother tongue as irrelevant. This is commonly done in this present era: Sideline their language, infuse inferiority complex, and force them to live as second class citizens etc. But this should not be allowed to continue as it robs people of their human rights and dignity and it stands as the death-bed for so much human knowledge and erudition. All in all this is a vast topic and what is written here is a mere sprinkling. So others should also come forward and relay their practical experiences and understanding about this most important issue of one's mother tongue.
By Baba's grace, our AM will bring justice in all realms of life including the preservation of everyone's mother tongue. That is why Baba has included 'mother tongue' as one of the aspects of Sixteen Points. Baba says, "The best means of communicating human expressions is through one’s mother tongue, as this is most natural. If people’s natural expression through their mother tongue is suppressed, inferiority complexes will grow in their minds, encouraging a defeatist mentality and ultimately leading to psycho-economic exploitation. Thus, no mother tongue should be suppressed." (PNS-15) Namaskar, Mukunda
Nowadays, many researchers in so-called first-world nations claim to have discovered new knowledge or invented new ideas etc, when in reality these things have been known for centuries by various native peoples. This is the case with so many herbs and remedies in India, China, and Philippines etc. And indeed all over the world the native populations have deep insights into the natural world and often times scientists are merely re-discovering or outrightly stealing knowledge that has been known for a long time by certain native peoples. And that knowledge was keep in tact by their language.
By preserving and protecting all the languages of the world and keeping everyone's mother tongue alive, it prevents hegemony of one group over another. This is perhaps the most important element of this issue. Baba says, "All languages must be encouraged, but this does not mean opposing the languages spoken by others. In this context, language in itself is of secondary importance. Of primary importance is the negative cultural and socio-economic consequences of linguistic imperialism." (PE)
*************************************************** Misutilisation of Science Baba says, "The crises faced by society today indicates that humanity is not encouraging the maximum utilization and rational distribution of the mundane, supramundane and spiritual potentialities of the world. Science is being used to develop more deadly weapons for war rather than being channelised for benevolent and constructive purposes." (PNS-13, p.47) ***************************************************

A'nanda Va'nii of A'nanda Pu'rnima' 2010!!

Subject: A'nanda Va'nii of A'nanda Pu'rnima' 2010!! Date: Tue 25 May 2010 18:36:45 -0000 From: To: AM-GLOBAL Baba
Namaskar. Greetings on this auspicious and blissful occasion of Ananda Purnima 2010! This year A'nanda Pu'rnima' is to be observed May 27 - Wishing you a very happy and blissful day of devotional celebrations & merriment!! Baba is the Polestar of our lives: He is our inspiration, He is our sustenance, and He is our Goal. As we know, this festival day of A'nanda Pu'rnima' marks Baba's divine advent onto this earth. This entire creation is a manifestation of Parama Purusa and that is why everyone and everything is part of our family. We must never forget this idea even for one moment. The final fulfillment comes when the sadhaka reaches that highest goal and feels that the Supreme Entity expresses Himself through each and everything. All are none other than the expression of the Supreme. Wishing you and all in your area blissful A'nanda Pu'rnima' celebrations. Here is one of His original A'nanda Va'niis that we wish to share with you - this is the one we are using in our unit. Baba says, "You have no right to hate even a single living creature. The best you can do is only to serve. Remember, you are to serve bearing in mind that every creature is verily the living manifestation of the Supreme Consciousness. Remember also that the credit of service is not yours; it is due to the Supreme and the Supreme alone, whose ideation has inspired you to acquire the capability of rendering service." (A'nanda Va'nii #23) Namaskar, Balakrsna Note: This above Ananda Vanii is not just a quote from Ananda Vacanamrtam or Subhasita Samgraha, it is one of Baba's original Ananda Vaniis. You may have already received a fake Ananda Vanii which are floating around, but they are mere quotes. They were not given by Baba as Ananda Vaniis. We should all be aware about such things. If you have already received a Fake Ananda Vaniis, you can right the situation by reading this Ananda Vanii on Ananda Purnima.

How Harmful It Is

From: Amriteshwar Verma Date: Mon 24 May 2010 11:31:52 To: AM-GLOBAL Subject: How Harmful It Is Baba PS Intro: This following song is about the establishment of a neohumanistic society. It describes how sadvipra samaj gets formed and what it will look like. Overall this song paints a picture of the upcoming dharma ra'j. "Jay jay jay toma'ri huk jaya..." (P.S. 4764) Purport: O' Divine Entity, O' Cinmay, O' Consciousness Personified who has graced me by coming in this brilliant, golden, effulgent dawn: Victory, victory, victory; victory unto You. Baba, You are everything. On this earth, we all are witnessing the magic that has happened; by Your divine grace our dream has come true today. Behold, this earth has been filled with sweetness, charm, and beauty. By Your grace there is no longer any dukha (sorrow) or santa'p (misery and suffering) anymore on this earth. There is only the incessant flow of a'nanda (bliss); it is flowing on and on continuously. Baba, by Your grace with the surge of devotion, the new blood & vigour has awakened; the paranoia, threat, and terror of exploitation is now completely gone. A new era of sentient peace has ultimately arrived, by Your grace. Baba, in the past by Your grace we planned that we will create a new heaven. And now that day has come. So according to Your direction we will go on doing Your work-- all the while singing Your song to please You. Our hands will do Your work and our heart will sing Your glory. In that way we will move. Baba, by Your grace we will pour abundant love on each and every unit being-- on all our brothers and sisters, on all the flaura and fauna. Baba, You have showered Your grace. That splendid day which we were dreaming about has arrived; all the cimmerian darkness has been dispelled. Now, by Your grace, the eastern horizon is filled with Your brilliant, divine effulgence. Baba, we will move on in the chorus of samgacchadhvam spirit-- keeping You in our heart and singing about Your glory...
Note: This entire letter is based on a new audio file - "Baba's Warning About Infusing Fear in Children - uploaded to our blog. In that clip, Baba is speaking in Bengali and the entire transcription and translation is noted below at the bottom of this letter. Here is where you can listen to the audio file:
Namaskar, Often it is the case that parents and caretakers have no idea that what they tell their child can be totally debilitating to the child's growth. The child's entire development can be extremely adversely affected & ruined by a few, seemingly harmless, words. If those parents knew, they would certainly never do that again. Indeed they would never do that to anyone - ever, what to say about their own child. Any loving parent or sincere guardian who comes to know Baba's teaching will repent the rest of their life for how they permanently ruined their child's personality. That is Baba's warning in this below passage: Parents and guardians beware - do not inject fear into the mind of your child. In contrast to the parents, elder siblings and older kids often get a weird type of enjoyment by intentionally scaring younger children. Whereas parents are not aware how harmful it is so they overlook the matter and that perpetuates the problem. Time and again people inject fear as it seems to be an easy way to control the child, but the effect is most disastrous. For instance, a parent might say, "If you do not sit still then a big monster will come and eat you." With that fear, the child sits motionless and the parent thinks that it was a good behaviour modification tactic. In reality however, the whole psyche of small baby is crippled and that problem only increases over time and manifests in various ways. Unfortunately this technique and practice of injecting fear to resolve an issue is a prevailing approach across the planet. That is why a major portion of the population is affected and suffers from fear, shyness and all kinds of problems in their day to day life. Some people may not readily recognise this fact, but if you research carefully you will find that the fear of ghosts, goblins and monsters does not fade away. When they become adults that fear takes expression in all kinds of ways: People feel intimidated in front of their boss, frightened in dark, terrified in an isolated place, afraid to start new work, and petrified in front of the police. That fear reflects in multiple directions. It is quite complex and dramatic how it takes place - tragically it mushrooms in all kinds of ways. Even worse is that this goes on from one generation to the next - what horrors those children experience, as adults they pass that on to their own children. In this way the problem gets replicated. We must break this cycle. If you are one of those who injected fear unknowingly and ruined a child's psyche then try to undo that by giving them confidence. In that way it may fade away. For all these reasons and more, Baba has given this below teaching. Listen carefully and practice. Note: The below transcription from Baba's original spoken Bengali into roman font may lack certain finer grammar points, but the overall idea of the passage has been maintained. Those with greater linguistic backgrounds are welcome to offer a more precise translation etc.
Listen to the audio file at, BABA SPOKE: Ghrna', shaunka', bhaya, aet'a' holo pa'pa, jab tumi jakhan chotto chile, tumi ka'uke ghrna' korte na'. Oi pare toma'r prativeshiira' bandhura' ba'r'iir lokera', toma'ke shikhiye chilo ki, "Aeta korte na'in, aeta ghrnya jinish." To, toma’ke bhaya shikhiye che, lajja' shikhiye che, a'r seit'a shes'a paryanta toma'r rauna [lege] geche. Choto chele du'dha kha'cche na'. Ba'r'iir lokera' bolle, "Oi juju a'che, ta'la ga'che juju a'che, dhare nebe." Tumi jujur bhaye khiye nile du'dha. Ta'r pare, sei tumi jakhane du vatsa'rer na'iny, tumi hoye gele ba'isa vatsa'rer, takhano sei maner jujuta' roye gelo. Kakhano-kakhano svapnetei juju ke dekhbe. Ekla' hote giye jujur bhaya buka kenpe ut'abe. Era holo ki? Na, ca'inpiye deoya ba'ndha'na. Ai, this type of bondage or these bondages are known as pa'shas.
Hatred, doubt, fear are sin. When you were small, you did not hate anybody. After that your neighbors, friends and family members taught you, "This is what hate is, don't do such a thing." They taught you fear, they taught you shyness, and in the end those interactions stained your mind in that color. The small babe did not want to drink the milk. So in order to get the baby to drink the milk, the family members said, "Look a ghost is on the palm tree - it will come and get you if you do not drink your milk." So you drank the milk out of fear of being caught by the ghost. After many years, when you were no longer two, but became twenty-two years of age, that mental ghost still existed in your mind. From time to time in your dreams you will still see that ghost. In consequence, while remaining in a lonely place your heart will become startled and frozen due to fear of that ghost. What is this? Imposed bondage. This type of bondage or these bondages are known as pa'shas.
Baba says, "You will have to build a society in which no one is forced to weep, where everyone smiles joyfully all the time and gets ample scope for laughter. Seeing such mirth and merriment, Parama Purus'a will feel immensely pleased. By giving joy to Parama Purus'a you will feel even more joyful and will feel His close proximity. This is the actual social code. And the actual spiritual code is the one that helps humans move towards Parama Purus'a. Under no circumstances should one create unnecessary controversies. The social code aims at bringing a broad smile to the faces of the progeny of Parama Purus'a. You should all move along this path – you are sure to meet with success." (AV-4) Namaskar, Amriteshwar
Here is another posting on this topic of children and fear:
************************************** Only Remedy
Baba says, "It is the duty of all human beings and especially those who are devotees, it is their mandatory duty to always think that, 'I am a machine and the controller is Parama Purusa. He is the machine man and I have to work according to His desire. I have to fulfill His desire. This body of mine is a machine and it belongs to Him. This is His machine and this machine has to do His work.' If one constantly thinks in this way then the vanity of action will never sprout. This is the only path to save oneself from vanity. One has to think 'I am just one machine; I am a tool and according to His desire I have to work'." (SS-16 (H), p. 81, DMC Agra 19 Feb 84)

Be Aware About Karmaphala

Date: Sat, 22 May 2010 22:40:02 -0400 From: Donald_G To: Subject: Be Aware About Karmaphala Baba "Tumi kii ceyecho ja'ni ni to a'mi, tumi kii diyecho kichu ja'ni" (P.S. 1980) Purport: Baba, what You want I do not know, but what You have given me-- about that a little I know, by Your grace. I have not offered anything to You, only I have always gone on extending my own hands in order to get more and more. Baba, You have sent me on this dusty earth with human form. Indeed You have certain plans and programs to get done by me; You have certain desires and hopes that I do not know, nor do I want to know. Only I know that I have wasted my life in useless altercations and letharginess. The precious time of this human life has gone in vain. At the proper moment awareness has not come in my mind. Time has passed like this. My days have passed in self-indulgent activities and entertainments. Today I am sitting in the desert counting the stars. Baba, still I have full faith that You will grace me and bring me onto the right path...
Namaskar, The world is changing fast and one of the main transformations taking place is that materialism is spreading like wildfire. This is especially true in the so-called developing nations where the people naively try to aspire to become like materialistic, "first-world" citizens. This is the rage that is haunting humanity in this present moment. Even this is happening in India where for ages and ages western materialistic values were rejected. But now the floodgates have opened and materialism is swarming through each and every pore of human life. Starbuck's, Wal-Mart, McDonald's are fast making their mark and crude shopping malls are popping up "everywhere". Through it all the inhabitants of India and many other "developing nations" are hurriedly joining the ranks of materialism. Because they innocently think that this is the road to glory. However, they should think again and again-- or, better yet, we Ananda Margiis should warn them about the harmful consequences. Because once one's mind gets painted in the colour of materialism, then the result is disastrous. Once one starts madly chasing after and satisfying their crude desires, they are bound to undergo the karmic reaction of those deeds. And let them be warned that the fruit of those actions, i.e. karmaphala, is absolutely poisonous and brings one's total degeneration.
In any direction, it is sad to see how various peoples and communities are giving up their native cultures and tossing aside their local customs, songs, and morals and instead taking the big plunge into materialism. Just to clarify, here the word 'materialism' refers to (a) accepting money as the main goal of life, (b) chasing after carnal pleasures, (c) leading a sexually promiscuous existence, (d) drowning oneself in pseudo-culture (i.e. Hollywood movies, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Disco Dancing, etc). All these things and more go hand-in-hand with a materialistic way of living. And in that case, people lose sight of the real sweetness of life and instead get caught in degenerated values. This then blocks their psychic development as they get sucked into the depths of crude attraction. And that is exactly what Baba is warning about. Baba says, "Materialism is most dangerous when it tries to suppress mental expansion, when it creates obstacles in the transformation of mind from crude to subtle - when it blocks the passageway of human development from the graceful beauty of the mind to the spiritual sweetness of the soul." (6 August 1982, Patna) Thus in the so-called developing world where people are giving up their local sentient ways of living and adopting the mass movement toward materialism, then their finer sensibilities get lost entirely.
Even then, the common people see the glitz and glamour of materialism and they think what is wrong. They see the rosy lipstick, they see the care-free way of living, they see the chic clothing and they think-- 'I must get that'. This happens to so many innocent people day-in & day-out, especially in the "third world" nations. Already most of the "first-world" population is so plunged in materialism that they cannot even begin to find their own heart. They have lost their mind and souls and they will have to undergo the karmic reaction. And then there are a few who were fortunate enough to more or less escape the tangled web of materialism. But now the whole mass of "third-world" nations is taking that treacherous journey down in the dungeons of materialism thinking it to be heaven. When in fact nothing could be further from the truth since that very materialism will lead them into the shackles of animals life or worse. That is Baba's warning. Baba says, "If someone even after attaining a human form forgets Parama Purus'a and keeps moving with eyes closed in that case...such a person will be degraded and gradually reborn as an animal, plant, etc." (SS-11) Hence Baba warns us that if one closes their eyes-- i.e. adopts the pathway of materialism-- then they will degenerate and suffer on that path of negative pratisaincara, being reborn as a lowly animal or worse.
Here the key point to remember is that one will get a new body based on their standard of mind. So if one passes their entire human life involved in crude pleasures and degenerative activities, then naturally the mind will become one with that debased way of life. In that case they are sure to degenerate drastically and be reborn in the sub-human or even inanminate world. Baba says, "In human society there are many people whose mentality is somewhere between that of forest primates and that of humans. Some have just evolved from animal life to that point, in the process of pratisaincara; while others have reverted to that point from a more developed human level, due to their mean thoughts. If they continue to allow mean thoughts to dominate their minds, they will degenerate to the even cruder stage of inert matter, becoming bricks, stone or wood." (AMIWL-8) So being reborn as a piece of stone etc, is not just part of the Hindu dogma of reincarnation. Rather, it is part of our AM spiritual philosophy and is deeply related with the science of mind. Because Baba guides us that according to the nature of one's thinking-- according to one's standard of mind-- one will get rebirth. And in the case of a materialistic bent of mind that is wrought with sexual lust and crude desires, then that rebirth will be lowly. See here Baba's warning. Baba says, "Suppose a person does something wrong physically or mentally, and imbibes a set of sam'ska'ras. According to the previous sam'ska'ras he was a human being, but according to the newly acquired sam'ska'ras he is reborn as a dog. The progress or degradation of the human mind has a direct effect." (AMIWL-11) Thus one will get a body according to their mental outlook. So lowly thinking practically means being reborn in a crude form like that of a pig, mule, or even as ashtray or spittoon. So the karmic reaction (karmaphala)-- ie the fruits of one's deeds-- from living a materialistic life thrusts one on the path of destruction and demise. One will become totally degenerated. And unfortunately that is what will be the consequence to all those in "third-world" nations who get duped into the ways of materialism. Just like it has happened and is happening to the "first-world" populations. Such is the terrible tragedy that they will encounter. And we too should also be careful because in this cycle of action & reaction no one is spared.
So from top to bottom it has to be recognised that materialism leads to the demise of one's entire existence and brings about one's complete degeneration. People utterly forget their internal divinity and just accept lustful ways as the theme of life. Baba says, "Materialism tends to forget that the crude physical body and its vital energy are not the whole of human existence-- that the most priceless assets of human beings are their psychic wealth, their spiritual treasures, and their most beloved entity, Parama Purus'a, the Lord of their life." (NSS: Disc 18) Thus we should never allow ourselves or anyone else to fall into the clutches of materialism, rather through spiritual talk, kiirtan, and sadhana we are to goad their mind into the more subtle realms so they can make a link with Parama Purusa.
By Baba's divine grace He has bestowed upon us the perfect pathway and the only answer to today's troubled world. Coming onto the path of AM and reaching His lotus feet is the way of humanity. May we help everyone realise this at the earliest. Baba says, "There should be a happy blend of spiritualism and materialism. Matter is nothing but the crude manifestation of spirit. Spirit is the essence of matter. When the struggle between the so-called spiritualism and materialism will reach its climax, it will pave the path for "Ananda Marga". Thus Ananda Marga is a historical necessity." (A General Guidebook for Ta'ttvikas) Namakar, Divyajyoti
In our Ananda Marga we certainly subscribe to the theory of karmic law, action-reaction, & reincarnation. But we do not follow it to the dogmatic end of Hinduism. Because although we understand that good actions bring positive reactions and bad actions beget negative reactions, we do not adopt the Hindu theory that the goal is to get good reactions by doing good actions. This is nothing to gloat over and this type of cheap approach is not our way. Rather in Ananda Marga, we follow the devotional ideal that fruits of each and every actions is to be offered at the alter of the Supreme. So we do everything for Baba, never wanting anything for ourselves, neither bad nor good. On a related note, even if one does good actions and gets the good reactions, then even then one is enraptured with their unit 'I'. And one may egotistically think that, 'I did many good things and am therefore great because I will get many good reactions'. In that case one's downfall can occur anytime. In which case they will undergo the negative karmic reaction. So the only way out is the path of AM, where we do everything with the sole and only desire of pleasing Parama Purusa and we offer the fruits of our deeds unto Him.
******************************************** Ancient History
Baba says, "In ancient times, with the beginning of civilization, the sages used to look upon the various manifestations of nature as the play of one God and they composed hymns for that god. When they used to sing in the name of U's'a, Indra, Parjanya, Ma'tarishva', Varun'a, that singing was called sa'ma. At that time script had not yet been invented, so the disciples used to learn by listening to the verbal teachings of the guru. These were all words of truth, words of knowledge and since they were words of knowledge, since they elevated the uncultured human beings towards the light of culture, they were called veda, or knowledge." (SC-2, p. 93)

If Getting Abused by Non-Margiis

To: AM-GLOBAL From: "Phoenix Chapman" Date: Sat, May 22 2010 16:57:46 -0700 Subject: If Getting Abused by Non-Margiis Baba
Namaskar, When doing the dharma pracara of Ananda Marga, we must expect to receive criticism and abuse from non-margiis. It is going to happen. Here's the story of what happened when I forgot this above truth. The other day, a margii brother in my unit came over and then we went to our program to present the views of AM. There was a lot of backlash from various attendees. People from different backgrounds vociferously opposed us. It was now what we expected. The program concluded and we were not sure what to think - did we do something wrong? We did sadhana for about 40 minutes and then referred to Baba's divine discourses in order to gain some clarity and understanding. Then we came upon the shloka, "Nindantu...". It was then that all our frustration and confusion melted and we understood why we faced so much heated opposition. Please take this as a reminder. All of us in AM should keep Baba's below teaching in mind. Then we will be able to move ahead without hesitation and do His work - without this understanding we are bound to get frustrated. Baba's words act as a panacea that clearly alerts to what lies ahead and keeps us inspired to move forward courageously on the path dharma.
Nindantu niitinpun'a'h yadi va' stuvantu....
The following are a selection of Baba's divine explanations of the above shloka. Baba says, "Let those well-versed in ethics criticize me or praise me, as they so desire; let Laks'mii, the goddess of wealth, either be gracious enough (because of my activities) to reside in my house, or, if she prefers, go elsewhere; let death visit me today or decades later. It makes little difference to me. Wise people will never withdraw from the path of ideology, the path which they accept as their ideal." (NKS, Disc: 2) Baba says, "The sha'stras say that a person must stick to his ideals irrespective of whether he receives praise or abuse, whether wealth comes or wealth goes, whether he lives a thousand years or suffers death the next moment. Such a person is called “dhiira”. My direction to you is to be dhiira. You must stick to your ideals in spite to everything. In this lies your spiritual growth." (AV-1) Baba says, "If I am too concerned with those who praise or censure me, I will not find time to do my real work. As I have come to this world only for a short period, my only concern should be to keep on doing the duty the Lord has assigned to me. And while doing this allotted duty, I should remember that I belong to Parama Purus'a. I have come form Him, and I will have to return to Him – and to do that, I must complete my allotted duty." (SS-12) Baba says, "What am I going to do regarding the mission of life? If logicians and philosophers condemn me, saying, “That is a very bad man,” let them say this. Or if, due to my movement towards my goal, a certain portion of society appreciates my action, let them appreciate it – it won’t affect me. I won’t be assailed by such appreciations. And if, due to my action, Laks'mii (Laks'mii is the mythological goddess of riches) comes and resides in my house, it is good. If Laks'mii says, “No, I will quit you forever, I won’t remain with you.” that is, you will have to suffer from poverty, let Laks'mii quit my house: And if, due to my course of action, du to my ideology, Pluto, that is, the god of death, comes and says, “I’ll take you,” let Pluto do it! I don’t care! Or if, due to my course of action, due to my ideology, I am forced to live here for an indefinite period, I am ready to live here. You know life becomes boring if one lives for a long period, but I am ready to undergo that boredom, that monotony, for the sake of my ideology." (AV-12) Thus we should all strive to inculcates His above teachings into our own lives. Then we will always hold firm to ideology and not be deterred when confronted by problems and troubles. We will have the strength and awareness to proceed on - irregardless of the consequences.
By His grace, those adhering to the path of dharma are always victorious. And in the end the world realises their great contributions, regardless of how much they were vilified earlier. That is the natural law and Baba's divine proclamation. Hence, we should never be deterred or feel frustrated when facing abuse from non-margiis, just we should move ahead sticking to our ideal, knowing that victory is assured. Baba says, "You should build a new human society at the earliest possible moment. Regarding those who are likely to create obstacles in your path – let them do so. You should remember that those who are the actual pioneers, the real vanguard of the society, are always a microscopic minority, but it is they who are destined to be victorious. Those who once opposed, or are now opposing or will oppose in the future, will in the future admit: “Yes, we are now driving our vehicle safely and comfortably along the very path which that vanguard once opened by clearing the jungle.” This means that those who cleared the obstacles in the beginning will later be recognized as pioneers. The funny thing is this, that people do not give recognition at the time it is due. This is the natural law. And at the same time you should also remember this simple truth: that in a jungle the number of tigers and lions is always few; the jackals far outnumber them. Yet in the jungle the tigers and lions reign supreme, not the jackals. The jackals are sure to howl, that is their nature; but the tigers and lions will not be frightened." (AV-6) Namaskar, Phanindra

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