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From: "Alex Hufnagel" To: AM-GLOBAL Subject: Right Medicine Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2010 12:13:54 +0000 Baba PS Intro: This is one humorous song for children of all ages. In the odd kingdom there was an odd king and all his actions were peculiar and completely senseless. This following song shows how imbalanced people do just opposite of what should be done. "Ru'pakatha'r ek ra'ja' chilo, ha'sate se ye ja'nato na' to..." (P.S. 432) Purport: Once upon a time there was a mythological king who was not even aware how to smile and laugh. When taking food he would hold the rice in his hand and then eat using his feet. And in the middle of the night while eating his cakes the king used turn his back to the sun in order to enjoy the warmth. The king would use his tongue to chew sugar cane, and he used to use his teeth cut suck the juice. On the tennis court he used to spread the net and try to catch some fish. Due to his fear of ghosts he used to hide in the water-- even in the middle of the day. By rowing the raceboat he used to travel in the distant sky to get fresh air. Just by thinking about work he used to feel drowsy and sleepy and within a flash he would start snoring. There once was a mythological king whose behaviour was very peculiar-- he was not even aware how to smile and laugh. Always he was tense and in a serious mood...
Namaskar These days around the world there are thousands of types of crimes and sin being carried out every day: Neighborhood crimes, war crimes, political crimes, cyber crimes, juvenile crimes, hate crimes, sex crimes, white collar crime and the list goes on and on. Social thinkers, philosophers, intellectuals, lawyers and judges have their own reasons and justifications for why this is. However, their theories are endless and provide no real solution. By His grace, Baba has given us the real answer. He saw that there are only three causes of crime and sin. In this posting, we are only going to focus on the first cause. That one alone addresses so many of today's social ills.
In studying Baba's pointed analysis behind the causes of sin and crime, we can understand the problem and resolve it - permanently. And that is the need of the day. At present this earth is riddles with so many social ailments including murder, rape, genocide, ethnic and racial cleansing and more. People do not know the deeper reasons behind these issues. Politicians and the courts fail to solve the problem by their superficial approaches. So the problems only escalate and become more severe. By discussing Baba theories, it will be clear what steps are needed to eradicate these issues.
While there are any number of large-scale incidents that have occurred recently, we will briefly take a look at a few: 1) The looting in Chile; 2) the communal clash in Nigeria; 3) the drug wars in Mexico; 4) the El Salvadorian emigration issue; 5) the strife in Afghanistan, and 6) the thievery & looting in Haiti. Although geographically far, there is a common thread that links all these cases. We should study Baba's theory and understand the cause and learn to apply the solution. Then so many similar problems and so much devastation can be averted in the future.
Baba says, "The first cause is shortage of physical and psychic pabula." (PNS-8) While the first cause of sin can be stated in only a few words, Baba's pointed analysis has identified the root element behind so much of the struggle and strife in this world. Let us see how this manifests.
The lack of physical pabula leads to so much sin and destruction. If a person is hungry and / or lacks any of the 5 basic necessities of life while their neighbors or countrymen have plenty or an abundance of the same, then that leads to terrible frustration and people commit awful crimes. The fault is not theirs per se - the social situation is the cause. For instance when the earthquake hit in Chile and Haiti, then people were starving and looting for their survival. This especially occurred to those living in the shanty towns while those in modern homes were comparatively much better off. Such persons cannot be blamed for their sin, because they were doing it for their survival. If it were possible for the local governments to provide relief to all, then those crimes could have been averted. However, even when earthquakes and natural disasters do not occur, there is on going problem of theft and crime because people fall in the category of "have-nots". The widespread problems of capitalism with its extreme disparity of wealth have levied large sectors of the population as have-nots. Even in the US, the supposed wealthiest nation, with all the loss of jobs and houses, there is sure to be an extreme spike in crime because people lack the basic necessities. The problem in Mexico is no different - or rather even more extreme. On the one side there are a few rich billionaires who control 99% of the money and property, and on the other side the other 99% of the people have access to only 1% of the weath. This is a recipe for trouble. Tragically, but not surprisingly, drug smuggling and killing are rampant in Mexico. And the response by the police, immigration officials, and border control is not enough. Ordering crackdowns will not solve the matter, the problem will continue. Why did all this happen in first place? Part of the problem is the failed NAFTA agreement wherein the US destroyed the Mexican farms by sending cheap corn to Mexico. In that case, the Mexican farmers were put out of business and became refugees. Here the point is that wherever there is capitalism, there will be exploitation, the over-accumulation of wealth, and a large sector of society will end up lacking the needed requirements of life. The US has imposed such a fate on many nations, as well as many people within their own borders. In that case there is bound to be crime.
When the US collaborated with certain puppet regimes in El Salvador with napalm bombs, then so many villagers suffered and died and many were forced to pack their bags and go to the US as refugees. In turn they became the cheap labor in US factories and farms. That is the way capitalism works. The US forces countries into poverty and has there by rendered so many peoples and communities into stark poverty. The US created the circumstance wherein the wealthy became extremely rich and the middle class and poor lost everything. Now that is happening not just in the satellite nations around the US, but within its own borders as well. Until we understand and recognise that situations like the drug crime racket and the illegal alien / immigration problems are caused by a lack of physical pabula, such crimes and sin will not stop. People lean towards those crimes because they see no other way to escape poverty. Until they get jobs and fiscal security in their respective homelands, this problem will not be solved. Unfortunately, the powers that be do not want to level out the economic playing field. Rather they wish to keep the situation as is because they are getting the benefit in the form of cheap natural resources and labor. So they resort to avenues like crackdowns, jailing, and the penal codes to address issues. But that is just a band-aid response. The root of the problem lies in the extreme lack of physical pablum or resources and wealth in the form of food, clothing, housing and medical care etc. Baba says, "The shortage of physical wealth results in restlessness and causes the loss of people’s sense of discrimination, and then people naturally tend towards brutality." (AFPS-6) Once the wealthy are forced to give up their wealth and distribute it according to the ways of Prout, then so much crime will stop completely. Because people will have their physical requirements met.
The other component behind the first cause of sin is lack of psychic pabula. Due to a lack of psychic pabula, a community remains illiterate and due to a lack of neo-humanistic education sections of the population remain closed-minded and prone to dogma. They brand others as enemies and feuds begin in the form of clan, religious, and ethnic violence. In that case tens or even hundreds of thousands of innocent people are killed. This is what we have seen happen in Nigeria, Rwanda, Darfur, Afghanistan etc. Such places may suffer from a loss of physical pabula as well, but the ongoing rage is fueled by an extreme dearth of psychic pabula. Baba says, "If there is a dearth of intellectual pabulum and the intellectual standard of the people is not high, they can take “dos” to be “don’ts” and vice versa. Take for example, a communal riot where a little innocent boy is killed, and when the person who encourages the riot becomes the people’s leader. Where the intellectual standard of the people is low, people commit blunders – prompted by such leaders they become beasts." (PNS-8) As Baba describes, in such communities, those who do crimes become heroes because the public is not astute; hence they get embroiled in religious or nationalistic dogma and think that those leading them are great. That is when the huge blood baths start to occur between clans and groups such as in Nigeria. In such cases the solution of putting those criminals in jail is ok, but that will not solve the overall problem. The ignorance and proclivity towards religious dogma is the cause. Issues like terrorism stem from both a lack of physical pablum & psychic pablum
By measuring the issue of criminal activity by this standard - i.e. lack of physical and psuychi pabula - we can easily see how and why the problem is rampant everywhere. Politicians have their own approach for attempting to resolve things but a solution will not come until Baba's guidelines are heard and implemented. Baba says, "Among the three reasons for sin, this is the first and primary one. It is prevalent everywhere in the world although it is less evident in a few of the more affluent countries." (AFPS-6) Thus until the deficit in the physical and psychic arenas is addressed, we will not see an end to the ongoing violence.
In total, in Baba's paradigm, there are three causes and today this letter address the first cause. In the future the other two will be addressed. Here they are in brief now for your awareness. Baba says, "The second one is non-utilization of over-accumulated physical and psychic pabula. The third one is stagnancy in the psychic and physical strata." (PNS-8)
By Baba's grace, He has given us such a practical and fundamental explanation to the prevalence of crime and sin in the world. So many leaders have their own thoughts but those are not solutions. Only Baba's Proutistic vision provides the answer - addressing the lack of physical and psychic pabula is the right medicine. The world is crying for such a solution and it is our job to deliver this to the people by way of education, action, and the fight against exploitation. Baba says, "When will the three causes of sin be removed? Only when the sadvipras will be ready to fight against them with an iron hand. Today, at this hour, it is my call to the sadvipras of the world not to delay any longer. They should march ahead and save humanity and make the path of humanity free of thorns." (PNS-8) Namaskar, Arisudan
*************************************************** Behind the Curtain
Baba says, "How one person sings melodious songs, how another dances beautiful rhythmic dances, how another delivers wonderful discourses, etc. But we cannot see the entity who pulls the strings from behind and runs the show. And the funniest thing is this: the speaker, the singer, the dancer thinks that he or she is the agent, the doer, and takes the entire credit for the performance. People do not care to think of the entity that pulls the strings from behind, or if they are even more foolish, they think that others see them alone, not the entity who pulls the strings from behind." (NKS, 97 Edn, p.181)

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