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From: "Alex Hufnagel" To: Subject: A'nanda Ma'rga Amar Hae Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2010 13:44:18 +0000 Baba "E kii prahelika' e kii kuhelika'..." P.S. 1769 Purport: Baba, what is this liila You are making, what is this dilemma. O' my Lord, I know that You are everywhere, but even then my heart is dry. I am surrounded with frustration-- by this fog of hopelessness. No doubt, You are remaining with me, but You did not allow me hold You. Even then, by Your grace, his much I do know-- that You love me. Just I do not feel that in my heart at present. Baba, Your divine effulgence is lost in the oblivion. The resonating melody of the viina is filled with the tears of my life. Baba, please come in my life and remove all my bondages. Please remove all my blackness, impurities, and dogma, whatever I have. Baba I love You. And this much I also know-- That you also love me. O' my Lord, please look towards me. I have offered my everything at Your lotus feet. Please do not leave me remaining crying in darkness. Baba, please come in my heart, in my mind, with Your sweet smile. Baba, only You are my shelter...
Namaskar, In this trying, if not difficult, period in our Ananda Marga history, some may be wondering how AM is even going to survive. There is groupism and infighting on every corner, dogmas have been imposed left and right, and so much nonsense is going on. In that view, some may be contemplating, 'Where is the daylight, how is our Marga ever going to make it-- it just does not seem possible'. These murky thoughts might enter the mind. However, we should be fully assured that our path of Ananda Marga is immortal and it is going to flourish on this planet and across the universe, wherever humans go. Because AM satisfies human dharma. That is Baba's special formula, as well as the hidden reason why our Marga will not only survive, but verily thrive.
As we know from sutra 2-5 of Ananda Sutram, within each human being is the thirst for limitlessness. Everyone is eager and hungry to find eternal happiness & peace. To that end, humans do so many things and run after so many crude enjoyments: Money, materialism, sex, power, etc. All done in order to find happiness. But just because they are temporarily involved in those things does not mean they are truly satisfied. Rather, they are just like small babies who are hungry-- teething and chewing on anything they can find: Sticks, plastic, cardboard, etc. But that baby will not be satisfied until it gets mother's milk. Likewise, humans are involved in various material pleasures only because they have yet to find something better. And still they are searching, refining their ways. Proof being that now, around the globe, so many have joined up in various styles of yoga and other healthy ways of living. People are flocking in this direction and improving themselves. They are on the move. But even that will not entirely quench their thirst, because only Ananda Marga is the path of eternal bliss. So their quest or search will not stop until they find themselves on the path of AM. Hence Baba's special formula is the ultimate combination: He has instilled within human beings an infinite desire and He has given the path of AM to satiate that innate human yearning for eternal happiness. Thus each and every human being is on a pre-programmed search to try and find the path of bliss, Ananda Marga. There is no other destiny.
Now that we are confirmed that every living being has an inborn urge to find AM, the path of bliss, let's redirect our attention to the current scene within AMPS. How is it that we can feel assured that our AMPS will be able to show the path of AM to all who come. Before 1990, our Marga was in a phase of tremendous speed. In a few decades, Baba unveiled the plan and programs for the entire future of humanity. No teaching or secret was left untold. He has given everything. From Master Units to Microvita, each and every day brought a new revolutionary idea or concept as well as a new plan for our Marga to implement-- then and there, at that moment. Our Marga was moving at cosmic speed. That was the need of the day in that pre- 1990 period. As human beings though, we could not keep up. Here's the proof: Those days we were busy printing and preaching the gospel of our AM books like 'Neo-humanism: Liberation of Intellect', and then just a few years later our entire Marga was sunk in groupism, not floating in neo-humanism. Why? Because in that pre-1990 period, we could not digest all of Baba's teachings, like neo-humanism. It was a period of speed to roll out more and more new works, all done at a pace faster than the human mind could assimilate everything. It is just like if someone goes to the university bookstore and purchases all the needed books to get a PhD in quantum physics. Buying those books alone does not make automatically worthy or qualified to have a doctorate degree. Rather it will take years and years of study assimilate the requisite knowledge to earn that PhD. Same then is the case with our Ananda Marga. Just because some Dadas were taking dictation about AM ideals does mean they were established sadvipras. Rather it takes time to instill all those ideas within one's being.
In our period of speed prior to 1990, it was extremely rare for anyone to be able to assimilate the real essence of what Baba was saying and doing. And there are so many proofs of this. Baba was telling that He was that eternal entity yet then some Dadas created the dogmatic Mahaprayan function saying that Baba is gone. In that case who can claim that those Dadas really understood that Baba is infinite and timeless. And that is the case with so many things. Our acaryas are meant to be sadvipras yet so many of them are involved in tragic, scandalous affairs. Plus Baba has given Prout, yet some in our Marga are selling our MU lands in order to make a personal profit. In various directions, countless nonsense things are going on: All of which points in the direction that in the period of tremendous speed up till 1990, we could not assimilate all of Baba's teachings. Rather our Marga was more involved in propagating Baba's miracles-- but that alone is not enough. The world and its religions are already full of tales of miracles, so people are not enticed by that. Whereas the world is totally bereft of a rational philosophy. Hence, the need of the day is for us to understand and emulate Baba's teachings, then everyone will come running in our direction. But up until 1990 it was not possible for us to do so. Again then we come to the point, 'OK then where is the optimism', where is the proof that our Marga is moving ahead, in the right direction.
Since 1990, our Marga has been in a period of pause. The phase of speed finished. So since 1990 the learning or the assimilation of AM ideology has been going on-- successfully so. Prior to 1990, we had no real idea of what groupism was nor did we know the harm it could do. But now we know, and verily we are step by step pulling our Marga out of the mire of groupism. We are all studying and doing sadhana in order to rise above any groupist sentiment. And this is the case with so many aspects of Ananda Marga ideology. We are learning what it means to have the eternal Brahma as the Guru, that is why so many have left the dogma of Mahaprayan. And indeed so many dogmas have been left behind: Tiirthas, memorials, false printing of Baba's books, and so many things. In short, everyone in AM is now learning AM ideology. Because now-- since 1990-- we have had the time to think, reflect, and experiment. So it is that with each and every passing day we better adhere to Baba's teachings and spread His ideals via our conduct, discussions, and actions. Everything is getting better-- that is, our Marga is righting itself on the path of ideology.
Thus, it is all going extremely well. Already Baba has instilled within everyone the inherent & infinite desire to become great, i.e. to experience eternal peace. Plus, He has given the path of AM, which is the only real avenue for experiencing infinite bliss. And furthermore, He has put our Marga in a period of pause, so we may best assimilate and understand His teachings. For all these reasons, we can sincerely know, 'Ananda Marga Amar Hae', Ananda Marga is immortal. We are now no longer thinking that just because we came into AM that we are therefore sadvipras. That is how it was prior to 90. Dadas and others thought that simply because they were in AM, then therefore they had the birthright to rule the world. Hence the building of the Prout Palace to entertain the world's leaders. Those days, Dadas were just waiting for their coronation as Kings of this earth. But now that silly dream is over. Now everyone understands that being in AM means that we must personify Baba's teachings in thought, word, and deed. So everyone is studying, learning, and competing to be better informed about our AM way of life. That is what the period of pause is all about and that is what has been going on since 1990. Hence it is with each and every passing day that we are coming more in line with our AM ideology. And by this way humans will carry Baba's teachings of Ananda Marga forever and ever. That is why there is a grand feeling of optimism percolating within our Marga. Not all our problems are solved yet, but one by one they are being eliminated as we hold onto and implement Baba's teachings, by His grace.
By Baba's grace the whole situation is complete. Human beings have infinite desires; only AM is that path of eternal bliss that can quench the human thirst to achieve limitlessness. And, in this period of pause, we are all becoming the worthy media for bringing AM teachings to the world. Baba says, "This speed and pause will continue. Pause means the gathering of momentum for speed in the subsequent phase. If one closely watches the effect of speed on a particular community or the entire humanity, one sees that generally people eulogize the period of speed. However, we cannot afford to ignore the state of pause, because by judging what the previous state of pause was like, we can discern the speed of the next phase." "There are some people who are pessimistic. They say that the society around us is very bleak, that it has no expression of vitality and that it seems that everyone is in a deep slumber. Pessimists say this because they have never made any detailed study of human history, nor do they care to. Had they done so, they would certainly be optimistic, because if they had looked carefully at the symptoms of pause, they would have realized that significant preparations were being made for the subsequent phase of speed. So under no circumstances should human beings be pessimistic. That is why I am always an incorrigible optimist, because I know that optimism is life." (AFPS_3) Namaskar, Arisudan
The religions have a sense of god-hood, which is why they still have followers. Because human beings are not inclined to become atheistic. But the diminished feeling of god-hood that the religions convey is not enough to keep their followers. Because people want more than dogma in their life. They want to realise something Great and be guided by a flawless philosophy based on rationality. Hence, none of the dogmatic religions can keep their followers forever. Over time, all will come into AM.
********************************************* UNKNOWN FACT ABOUT WEALTH
Parama Purusa BABA says, "In the subtle economic sense, the value of wealth is the real wealth. Wealth, if not properly defined, may mean only riches. But the value of wealth is to be measured in terms of its capacity to purchase commodities. That is, the purchasing capacity of wealth is its real value. This real value of wealth has not yet been properly understood in numerical terms by economists." (Proutist Economics, p. 269)

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