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Those Moments with Baba

Date: Sun, 17 Jan 2010 17:19:23 -0000 To: From: Jawaharlal Subject: Those Moments with Baba Baba "Ke ghumiye a'che tumi ja'n, d'a'k diye ya'o..." (P.S. 2179) Purport: Baba, as the Savior and Controller of the whole universe, You are well aware about who is sleepy and drowsy, and who has lost the path of divine effulgence. Baba, You know everything. Those who have lost the Goal, You always call them and show them the right path. Those who are crying bitterly after facing their defeat, with Your divine compassion You graciously show them the proper path for their forward journey-- and help them move ahead. Baba, You are the Sadguru. Hence those who remain forgetful about You as well as those who are always calling You with deep adoration full of longing and tears, with both these two opposite types of people, You shower Your divine grace on all-- without any differentiation. Baba Your grace is for everyone. But crude people are not realising that You are gracious on them also. Whereas devotees realise. That is the difference. Baba, You grace everyone; Your greatness & glory is beyond explanation…
Namaskar, As the Divine Father, Baba has come on this earth to give ultimate salvation by decreasing the distance between He and His children. He has come to create an intimate closeness with His devotees and encourage all to come even closer and still more close. So despite being the Parama Purusa incarnate and the most Magnanimous One, Baba would always create a heart-felt link with His devotees which would automatically melt the gap between His supreme greatness and our ordinary selves. And one of the wonderful ways He would accomplish this was by using humour and tender expressions with His devotees. By making everyone laugh and smile, then sadhakas would immediately feel more relaxed and closer with Baba. This was the very sweet and gracious way in which He would communicate with His bhaktas. Each and every margii has their own personal experience of closeness with Him and by that way they could feel His sweet touch; and, those who could not get this feeling could not remain. So every margii has their own experience and realisation. Following then is but one of the many highly memorable occasions when Baba would make us all smile and laugh and thereby bring us closer to Him. Despite our faults and despite our limitations, through His immense warmth and love, and yes, by making us laugh, we would feel that whatever we may be in this world, certainly we are His and He is mine. That was one of the very special ways in which Baba would make us all feel close. Here then is one of the scenes which I recall and others should also share their memories also.
At one particular DMC that I attended, the huge crowd of margiis and workers were anxiously awaiting Baba's divine arrival. The pandal was completely full and everyone present was involved in singing and dancing kiirtan. All were in a blissful flow and the devotional feeling was mounting more and more as they expected Baba to come any moment. Then suddenly one Dada started shouting and the kiirtan came to a distinct halt. Then another Dada began raising the slogan, "Parama Pita Baba Ki!", and everyone yelled "Jai". Again and again the slogan was raised: "Parama Pita Baba Ki-- Jai!" The volume and vibration of the pandal was increasing and everyone knew that at any moment Baba would be coming. The slogan was raised one more time and then we could all see Baba entering onto the stage. Cries of "Baba, Baba" could be heard all around and still the slogan was going on, "Parama Pita Baba Ki- Jai!!". The whole pandal was charged and vibrated by His presence. As Baba walked slowly across the stage surrounded by His entourage, He passed His cane to one Dada and majestically sat down on the dais. Quickly another Dada came forward to remove Baba's shoes. As Baba moved onto the center point of the dais, one or two Dadas were involved in arranging the side pillows of His seat. Then, for a second time, Baba brought His hands together and gave His blessing across the entire Pandal. Everyone was feeling waves of bliss as Baba looked in their direction. Then one Dada approached Baba with a mala and garlanded Baba and then did sastaung pranam. Everyone was completely focused on Baba-- watching His every gesture and move. Baba then began giving some directions to a few Dadas who were by His side and then they took leave and went from the dais. Baba then looked out across the sea of margiis and in a smiling manner He said, "How are you-- everything is alright?". Then everyone present simultaneously replied, "Yes Baba!". Baba looked to be in a very jolly mood and that heightened everyone's happiness and joy. Then in successive order Baba graciously performed blessings for newly married margiis and then distributed prizes to various workers and margiis.
Immediately thereafter, per the system of DMC, there was a call for brothers kaoshikii. And Baba smiled and turned slightly towards His left and looked over in that direction. One Dada could be heard saying, "Dhin dhin dhin, dhin dhin..." and on that count the brothers' kaoshikii dance began. Of course everyone was trying their best to perform the kaoshikii dance in a nice way for Baba; and since it was the time of DMC there was a big crowd. And with full zeal and enthusiasm the kaoshikii dance was done. According to everyone's capacity they danced and the whole time Baba was smiling towards those brothers who were dancing. After a minute or two, the call came "Halt!", and all the dancers immediately stopped. Normally, the sisters would then be signaled to start their kaoshikii. But on this particular occasion, Baba was smiling and still looking over towards those brothers who had just completed their dance. So everyone's focus was in that direction. Then in a jolly manner and in a smiling way Baba very reassuringly spoke the following: "You know the kaoshikii dance displayed by the boys was very good-- (Baba was still smiling) "--with the exception of a few points." Then in a charming way Baba said: "The teamwork was not so good; the angular bending was not so good; and, there was actually no rhythm." Then in a jovial mood, Baba concluded: "With the exception of these three points, it was very good." Hearing Baba's sweet and humorous words, we all laughed-- everyone laughed-- and this laughter continued for several seconds. We were all charmed by His sweetness. And by this way, by Baba's humorous response, we all felt relaxed and understood in the depths of our heart that really we are His children and that regardless of how poor our performance may be, always He loves us and finds a way to express His appreciation. We all felt very close to Baba. Those brothers had tried their best in kaoshikii, with whatever capacity they had; but even then it there was room for improvement. And the way Baba expressed that was very, very charming-- and humorous.
There are a few things we can all understand from this. 1) Baba was giving the encouragement that no one should feel dejected by their performance and that He recognises the sincerity of their effort and gives everyone His love and affection. 2) Baba wanted that everyone present-- whether they were dancing or not-- should improve the standard of their kaoshikii. 3) If Baba would have just appreciated the performance and not pointed out the defect in their dance, then no one would have been aware of their mistake and by that way those dancing and those watching would continue their poor way of dancing in the future. 4) If Baba had only scolded these new margiis then they might think that doing kaoshikii was beyond their reach and they also would not feel close to Him. 5) But by Baba's special way, He appreciated their effort and guided them for their improvement.
Really in that moment everyone felt loved, cared for, and close to Baba. Such was the effect of His radiant Presence and special words. Thereafter, the DMC program took its course and the sisters danced kaoshikii and the brothers tandava and after that Baba announced, "The subject of today's discourse...". And always we will remember that in spite of how poor the kaoshikii dance was, Baba found a way to appreciate their effort and everyone laughed and felt close. So Baba has a unique way of making the entire atmosphere blissful.
Baba is not only Guru but He is our Father and in His each and every expression He is very close and sweet. How can we forget those moments. And to this very day, whenever I close my eyes then I remember that special time and I feel His close proximity. And that gives me the energy to move forward.
By Baba's sweet grace we will all realise the height of human glory and live life divine and reach up to Him. Baba says, "Do not forget your life; do not forget the path; the path is very noble, very beautiful, and it is for you to know that, it is for you to realize that, so do it from today. Do not leave it for tomorrow, tomorrow may not come for you. Who knows? The sun may not rise for you tomorrow. No one can say who is going to live from today till tomorrow. It is up to Him to decide. So as long as we are here today, let us try to take [advantage] of this opportunity and do sa'dhana' and follow dharma; thereby you will know Him, [you will complete] the beautiful journey of knowing Him. So let us know Him today. In this way we will be able to provide paths for human beings to come. Animals also are marching ahead to know that Supreme Entity. So it is our duty to make the way, to pave the way, in order for everyone to come on this path. Realize Him. Realize that Supreme Being within you. This is your dharma, this is your path; and let this path be yours, and victory will surely be yours." (AV-31) Namaskar, Jawaharlal
***************************************** We Should Take Lesson
Baba says, "If one stays away from objects of attraction, one has no chance of using them and they may thus gradually lose their attraction; while if one is near them one may be attracted towards them more." (AMEP, 98 Edn, p.126) Note: Reading negative articles, crude books & literature, filthy magazines, and watching crude movies invites degeneration.

Re: Example: How Margiis Should & Should Not Behave

Subject: Re: Example: How Margiis Should & Should Not Behave Date: Sat, 16 Jan 2010 13:55:11 +0530 To: AM-GLOBAL Note: The first letter of this series can be found at the below link: Namaskar, Here I want to add some more information. Some years back, When ever dada Savitananda visits India, he use to stay at Dr. Satyanarayan Reddy's home in nakrekal (this information is before the construction of local jagriti) for taking rest and use to take massage from ladies. Even though Dr. Reddy was very irritated by this act but he was not able to tell openly to Savitananda that this is not good to take services like that. He was keeping mum all the time before him. But as you said Dr. reddy use to condemn him and use to tell Savitanand's true dealing. Regarding the jagrti of Nakrekal, constructed by Dr. reddy is that, on the completion of his 60th birth day, he (Dr. Reddy) was having a deep desire to do some concrete work for Baba's mission. In this point he constructed and opened on his shastipurti day. There was a big function organised in the premises of the newly constructed jagrti. Local people like his well wishers, patients, and political people facilitated him on the dias. From this he declared that this property is donating to Ananda Marga Center to teach yoga, meditation and service activities. At the same time the first level Hyderabad diocese seminar was organised on this occassion. The trainer was dada Bhaveshananda. Along with him dada Kalyaneshwarananda was also present along with other dada's.( dada savitananda was not in india). Dr.Reddy asked dada Bhaveshanada to post one dada at nakrekal jagrti. (at that time our organisation was not devided). Immediately dada Bhaveshananda told Dr. Reddy that he has to register the property on Ananda Marga, then only they can post one dada at nakrekal ashram. Dr.Reddy was shocked after hearing this from dada bhaveshanada and got upset. Dada Bhaveshananda told him again that this is BABA's system of posting a worker. From that time Dr. Reddy maintined distance from dada Bhaveshanada. Anyhow our center posted one dada. Those dada were also not doing any thing inspite of full cooperation and help from Dr. Reddy. The dada's names were, dada raganugananda and apareshananda. Thanking you,

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