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Fake Gurus Cannot Last Long

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

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