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Danger for Margiis & Wts

From: "A. Roy" To: Subject: Danger for Margiis & Wts Date: Mon Jan 04 2010 13:27:36 +0530 Baba "Tumi ka'ndiye keno sukh pa'o..." (P.S. 1989) Purport: O' my dearmost Baba, I am crying in yearning and longing for You. Baba, by Your grace I have so much love for You-- I want Your close proximity. Yet You are not paying heed to my call. Baba, do You feel happy by seeing me cry. Why like this-- what sort of bliss do You get by seeing me weep? Baba, don't You like to see a face which is beaming with happiness and filled with smiles. Baba, Your and my intimate relation & sweet-loving feeling did not begin only one or two ages ago; rather it has been going on since before time began. Baba by Your grace You constantly keep me in Your divine shelter. Baba, since the very bosom of eternity You are gently taking me up to infinity. From the very dawn You remain along with me throughout the entire journey-- up to infinity, up to the ultimate abode. Baba by Your divine grace You are always keeping me at Your lotus feet. O' Parama Purusa, O' Dayamay, O' Merciful One, by Your grace I know You. In the grand play & expression of Your divine liila, You are inexhaustible. Always You are creating newer and more new forms and shapes. Baba, You go on playing Your liila endlessly. Baba, this eternal play that You are making with me is a mix of two things. Sometimes You make me laugh and sometimes You make me cry. This You do knowingly-- by this way You bring me closer and closer to You. O' my dearmost Baba, please be gracious and come close to me. O' Divine Being, You are Love Personified...
Namaskar, By following Baba's divine system of spiritual life-- doing sadhana, adhering to 16 Pts etc-- then one will invariably progress along the spiritual path. This we all know. Yet, side by side, Baba has issued a strict warning that one must not be careful not to develop any vanity or superiority complex about their spiritual development. One must not start thinking that they themselves are something great and others are low. This type of ego will create huge problems for an aspirant.
At times, however, we have all seen this happen with margiis and wts alike. Some wts may think that they are are very great and better than margiis; likewise margiis may think that they are higher than non-margiis. This is not an unheard of phenomenon. Certainly we have all witnessed this at one time or another in AM. However, this is not at all good, rather it is quite harmful. Should such a complex befall any sadhaka, then their progress will be blocked-- they will not be able to reach the main goal of life and they will instead be converted into microvita. That is Baba's warning. Such sadhakas will float around the universe in that bodyless form for ions and ions-- all because they could not get Parama Purusa due to their pride and vanity.
As margiis, as acaryas, we should all pay heed to Baba's below warning. Baba says, "The last type of devayoni is the siddha. Suppose a person practices spiritual science with deep sincerity – his only goal being to serve humanity and attain Brahma. But if he treads the spiritual path with a sense of vanity, feeling superior to common people, he too will become a devayoni [bodyless microvita] after death. Had he controlled his vanity, Parama Purus'a would have helped him to exhaust his remaining sam'skaras. But if he indulges in vanity Hari (when Parama Purus'a steals others sam'skaras he is called Hari) will not steal it. His sins may be pardoned, but not his vanity. One of the names of Narayana is Darpaha'ri or destroyer of vanity (and that destruction may be laborious and painful). Narayana takes away an individual’s unburned sam'skaras, but if one basks in the glory of being a spiritual practitioner one will have to become a siddha devayoni after death." (APH-6, 'Ekendriya-1') Per Baba's above teaching, if any sadhaka falls prey to feelings of vanity, then Parama Purusa will not accept them into His divine kingdom. Such ego He will not tolerate. He may excuse one's wrongdoing and take away their sins, by His grace. But He will not overlook any superiority complex. He will not accept an egotistical sadhaka onto His lap. That is His mandate. So we should all pay heed. We should not allow such a calamity to befall ourselves, nor anyone else.
Here the whole point is that if anyone thinks that they are great because they sit for long sadhana, or if they are feeling better than others because they are strict in 16 Points, or if one is pushing others down because 'they are not as dedicated as I am', then they will ruin their career. All these types of feelings and actions-- and others like them-- will keep a sadhaka miles away from their cherished Goal, as they will be converted into microvita and they will wander the universe for centuries in that lonely state. All because Baba does not pardon one for feelings of vanity. So none should internally think they are great because they established such & such service project, nor should one think they are high because they wrote a book, nor for any reason should one believe they are better than others, lest they be converted into microvita for ages and ages.
So then what is one to think, how is one to reconcile their development & spiritual achievement. It is true that by following His moral and spiritual guidelines that one will become more elevated etc. That is what it means to follow the path of Ananda Marga. But one should not think therefore that they are great. Because ultimately it is He who allows us to advance. It is His grace that is behind our progress, not our own unit efforts. Baba says, "Can human beings claim any credit for the attainment of the Supreme Entity? Sa'dhakas can be likened to businessmen who conduct their affairs with others’ capital. They have acquired the epithet sa'dhaka, but actually the power of sa'dhana' has been bestowed upon them by Parama Purus'a. Probe deeply into all spiritual knowledge and you will see only Him. It is He who provides you with the intellect and strength to do sa'dhana'." (AMIWL-6) Baba says, "The duty of human beings is only to continue their efforts to please Parama Purusa. Thus when any work is done, the concerning sadhaka is not to be given any credit; the credit should be given to Parama Purus'a." (SS-18, p.7) So the only way to escape from becoming vain and egotistical is to realise the divine truth that His grace is the cause of our forward movement. And even if one has not realised this truth, then at the very least one should cultivate this idea in their mind. That way, day by day, one will really feel that, 'Yes, it is His grace that He has allowed me to come onto the path of sadhana'. And, at the same time, in the external sphere, we should feel that all are our brothers and sisters and whatever realisation we have should be used to serve His creation-- for the welfare of others. The more we progress in sadhana the more responsible we are for working for other's growth and development. By this dual approach of thinking that all is His grace and working for everyones's upliftment, then it is sure that crude feelings of vanity will not creep into our mental plate. They we will not be prone to thinking, 'I am better than others' etc. In that case we will not suffer the unenviable, if not horrific fate, of becoming microvita for thousands and thousands of years.
By Baba's grace, as Ananda Margiis we will realise Him in this very life. The more we think it is His grace that is propelling us forward-- and not our own talents or efforts-- the more it is sure we will reach our destiny unto His divine lap. Baba says, "This momentum towards the Supreme One becomes easy and smooth, when unit entities realize that He always wants to get them back on His lap. His desire to bring them to Himself is simply His grace." (SS-2) Baba says, "Through His grace the living beings become absorbed in thoughts of Him and attain Him." (SS-1) Namaskar, Amoghasiddhi
None should think that the term 'devyoni' is something high etc-- all it is is a bodyless being or microvita. The term devayoni has been given in the same way that one might address a gang leader as Mister or Sir. Because people are fearful of gangleaders so they address them in a respectful manner. Similarly, people are scared of bodyless souls so they have given the name devayoni as a matter of appeal-- they did not want to use a lesser type of name or bad name. This is the long standing tradition amongst the people of India, and that is why bodyless beings-- i.e. microvita-- are respectfully referred to as devayonis..
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Baba says, "In Japakriya' there is only acoustic rhythm as I have told you about acoustic rhythm Ra'ma, Ra'ma, Ra'ma, Ra'ma. But in Pran'idha'na this acoustic rhythm maintains parallelism with mental rhythm i.e., mentally you will be saying Ra'ma, Ra'ma, Ra'ma, there should be acoustic rhythm Ra'ma,Ra'ma. Ra'ma like this and mentally you will be thinking of Ra'ma also i.e., the parallelism is to be maintained, otherwise in Japakriya' where there is no parallelism what does happen; while you are uttering the word Ra'ma, Ra'ma (Parama Purusa) as you are chanting the word 'Ra', letter 'Ra' you are thinking of the next letter 'Ma.' Ra'ma! Again while uttering the letter 'Ma' you are thinking of the letter 'Ra'. Next 'Ra' and then in second stage of Japa, 'Ra'. In that case your Mantra will be 'Mara' (death) you are uttering the letter 'Ma' and thinking of the latter 'Ra', so your Is't'a Mantra becomes 'Mara' (death) and not 'Ra'ma' (Parama Purusa). So it is useless to do that type of Japakriya'. Unless and until there is a parallelism with the mental wave it is useless and where there is parallelism between acoustic rhythm and mental rhythm it is called Pranidha'na. In Ananda Marga your Iishvara Pra'nidha'na is not japakriya'; it is called Pran'idha'na. Pran'idha'na comes within the scope of Dhya'na and not within the scope of japa. Do you follow?" (SS-18, p. 84-5)

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