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NY News: Interesting Facts

From: "Gagan" To: AM-GLOBAL Subject: NY News: Interesting Facts Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2010 10:56:51 -0000 Baba "Tumi bha'lor bha'lo saba'r mukh ceye..." - P.S. 3392 Purport: Baba, among all the beauties You are the most beautiful. Baba, You look after everyone. You have lovingly brought the divine effulgence-- taking trouble to cross the cimmerian darkness to reach here. Baba, smiling blissfully in the rhythm and tune and showering Your divine love, You go on fighting against innumerable obstacles in order to save the devotees. Baba, You saturate everyone's heart with Your divine love. Baba, everyone is Your very close and intimate relation; no one is alien for You. Everyone is most dear to You; everyone is the jewel of Your eyes. Baba, by Your grace, You go on thinking and caring about one and all. Baba, keeping everyone along with You, You go on moving forward on Your divine path. Baba You are ever-present with everyone. You saturate everything and everyone with Your divine love and grace. Whether it be on those sadhakas who are calling out to You while undergoing penance on the dark amavasya night of the nil moon; or on those suppressed people undergoing untold suffering that was never spoken about. You fill everyone's heart with the soothing balm. Baba, You have graciously lifted & lovingly placed on Your divine lap those downtrodden people who were lying in the dust. Baba You are most beautiful and You grace everyone immensely. Baba, Your glory cannot be explained...
Namaskar, NY sector continues to be the breeding grounds for all kinds of groupist experimentation. As you will see below, factional leaders have their own unique modus operendi - filled with duplicity. Actually, below are two separate but related scenarios, joined at the hip by hypocrisy. This is a must-read for all in NY sector as well as margiis around the globe. Because what is going on is bound to play out in your backyard, in one way, shape or form.
This first case tells the story of how top group leaders are willing to bend all the rules and toss ideology and Ista aside for the sake of m-o-n-e-y. All know that Citsvarupananda has a colorful history, checkered in many ways. He enjoys entertaining young ladies and he has a soft spot for money. He'll take it any way he can. For years, Citsvarupananda worked in Maharashtra where he knows many of the families well - especially those who have young girls. One such family was of Brother Diipak. Citsvarupananda was giving that family lots of money for his own pleasure and indulgence. Diipak, who has since passed, had around 4 children or so - two boys and two girls, all of whom have since grown. This story centers around one of his sons, named Sandiip. Sandiip has a reputation for money borrowing - he'll take money from anyone, anytime. All in Bombay are aware about this. In the past, Sandiip has often received payments from Citsvarupananda. In turn, Sandiip also knew that Citsvarupananda would do anything to make extra money. So, about three years ago, when Sandiip was getting ready to move to the USA, he promised Citsvarupananda that if Dada will give him 3 lakhs rupees (RS 300,000) for travel and settlement in the USA, then he (Sandiip) will repay Citsvarupananda with the entire principal and much, much more. Hearing this, Citsvarupananda's greedy eyes and ears perked up and the deal was on.
Very soon, the first part of the deal was done: Citsvarupananda had the 3 lakhs to give Sandiip. Apparently, that is just a casual sum for Dadaji. But to complete the deal, Citsvarupananda had to consult his higher-ups. Because he needed to figure out a way to keep Sandiip in the USA, otherwise his entire investment in Sandiip would fall apart. Citsvarupananda needed to ensure that Sandiip secured a permanent resident card (i.c. Green Card) so Sandiip could remain in the USA and make the money to repay him. For this reason, Citsvarupananda brought Rudrananda and Svarupananda into the know. Dada C knew well that his bosses would be keen to make some money and they have the clout to pull string and give approval etc. Remember the goal was to figure out how Sandiip would work and stay in the US by getting a Green Card.
Sandiip entered the US one year ago on an R-1 Visa that he obtained through some temple. But the R-1 Visa does not allow a person to live in the US permanently or work legally on a lontime basis in the US. So they had to find a way to get Sandiip his Green Card. Since Sandiip was a margii, the Rudrananda faction could not apply for his Green Card because eventually word would get out that Sandiip paid off the RN gang to apply for a Green Card. When really, the organisation is only supposed to approve Green Card applications for wholetimers. So team RN did not do this. They knew that so many margiis would innocently ask for the same, and what would those Dadas say, "We will only do it if you promise to pay us huge sums of money." Obviously, they could not go this route. So they had to figure out another way for Sandiip to get his Green Card. Now see what they did. Citsvarupananda, with the approval of Rudrananda and Svarupananda, told margii brother Sandiip to enroll in ASM's (Fake Nirmegha orgnaisation headquartered in California) fake family acarya training program. Then team Nirmegha would end up securing a Green Card for Sandiip. They further instructed Sandiip to just "go through the motions" and not actually become part of Nirmegha's fake cadre. So Sandiip did the training and team Nirmegha never understood that they were duped. Sandiip's participation was all just a sham to get a Green Card. Is that outrageous or what. Rudrananda of course views Nirmegha / ASM as an enemy and if anyone else goes for her fake family acarya training then Rudrananda is ready to wage a war against that person. Rudrananda will totally ruin that person's life. But for the sake of money, Rudrananda is totally comfortable sending a margii to that same ASM brigage. Such his the hypocrisy of Rudrananda and Svarupananda. If they think there will be a big payout for their pocket they can compromise anything and everything. Thaht is why many say that theses big Dadas care nothing about ideology and Ista. No dharmic leader would ever do a business deal by sending someone for Nirmegha's fake family acarya training. Remember, Nirmegha claims to be channeling Baba and she has a bag full of fake followers, most of whom are eager for the post. And team Citsvarupananda / Rudrananda / Svarupananda sent Sandiip into that hell fire of dogma for a business scheme. It seems that for their selfish chase for money these group Dadas are willing to do anything and everything, including sending a margii to an illegitimate acarya training program. Indeed there is no end to their hypocrisy. But if anyone else goes for that same ASM fake training - without paying off Rudranana - then they will be banished for life. By a crude payment, Sandiip became Rudrananda's buddy and inside ally. Sandiip is now planted in the USA, and Rudrananda & Co are greedily swimming in delight as they get their huge payback from Sandiip.
We all know about the court case in NY Sector between EC and the RN group. For more info read: Now let's take a behind the scenes look at why this happened in the first place. How is it that Ranchi lost its grip on NY sector. Basically it all comes down to two names: Tiirthananda & Vimalananda. Because of their personalities the balance of power shifted in EC's favour. Both groups are selfish, that is sure, but only one could apply the requisite cheap charisma to grab hold of the sector.
Both Tiirthananda and Vimalananda claim to be the Sectorial Secretary of NY sector. First let's take a look at Tiirthananda (formerly known as Nirgunananda).This Dada is very intelligent and cunning. He knows and understands how to maneuver his game according to the demands of the people. He knows all the tricks to attract the masses. Indeed he has every quality of a leader - the only problem is that he is going against Baba's idealogy. Tiirthananda does absolutely everything for his own personal gain, i.e. for his own prestige, power, and control. In contrast, Vimalananda is somewhat shrewd & cunning, but his hypocrisy is quite evident. Tiirthananda is also a hypocrite, but he can hide, whereas Vimalananda cannot. Many say that in his life, Vimalananda has never told the truth. He will just tell the exact opposite of what is on his mind. Actually although he is the Ranchi SS, Vimalananda does not care about Ranchi administration. He does not care who wins the court case in NY sector. His only concern is his own prestige - nothing more. Even then he has basically zero prestige in NY sector. He could not figure out a way to beguile the margiis. With his bag of tricks, Tiirthananda has all the prestige. Indeed Vimalananda has merely two cronies following him in NY sector, and they are in it just for getting the post. Not a single margii really likes Vimalananda - that's the basis feeling. Whereas, Tiirthananda has been able to loop most of the NY margiis around his fingers. They "ooooh" and "aaaah" at Tiirthananda's seemingly magical ways - even to the degree that they are willing to do illegal and anti-dharmic things like change the NY sector by-laws. Regarding Vimalananda, he and Rudrananda are the same. They will never show their inner self. They will always appear very clean and charming in the society, never criticizing anyone. But behind people's back, they cut people down. They are both quite clever - but Vimalananda's ways are not quite as refined. That is why he lost the battle to Tiirthananda and this the reason why Ranchi has no support from margiis in NY sector. For this reason, Ranchi had not recourse but to wage the court case against team EC in NY sector. They had no other way to get control of the sector. Let us see which group of hypocrites wins out. Of course with regards to the court case, the big winners are the lawyers. These greedy mercenaries do not care an iota about Ananda Marga, yet they will draw huge fees for their so-called legal services. Not only do groupists fall away from Baba's teachings, but they open support the crude ways of these greedy lawyers by giving them business.
With such groupists in power, there is only beguiling and trickery - and lots of lip service about unity etc. Here below Baba uncovers their entire psyche. Baba says, "All the “isms” prevalent in today’s world can easily be included in the category of religions [including groupism]. All the defects of religions exist in the “isms” too. None of the political, social or economic “isms” are free from superstition none are straightforward; all are full of rampant hypocrisy..false piety is not the path of dharma, leading to welfare, but the opposite of dharma, the negation of welfare. They can be likened to asses wearing lion skins: take away the lion skins and their their true form will be revealed. They have no other purpose than to grab votes and usurp power. The mentality to grab the votes first and then serve the people is not the true spirit of selfless social service; rather, it is the mentality of power craving materialists." (AMIWL-7)
By Baba's grace little by little margiis around the globe are understanding that none of the groups can bring relief. Whether in NY sector or anywhere else, each group is fueled by their own self-interest, nothing else. Of course we will watch to see what happens with the dramas with brother Sandiip and the court case, but in our hearts we all know that the only way to establish our Marga society is to follow Baba's teachings. Baba says, "You will have to advance with the true spirit of genuine social service, because the very characteristic of dharma is to promote the cause of welfare." (AMIWL-7) Namaskar, Gagan
While groupism weaves its curvy path in NY sector, there is a huge war going on in India. One thing that may not be known is this. All the jagritis, buildings and lands are controlled by one or another group. And each group is very eager to garner more followers. To that end they chastise and threaten any margii who enters or communicates with those from a competing camp. That means if a margii goes to a jagrti for dharmacakra or allows a Dada to stay at their house, then they will incur the wrath of the other groups. This makes life extremely difficult for margiis in Delhi sector. Now here comes the big hypocrisy. Confirmed groupist stooges are free to associate with all the groups as they are already wedded to a particular camp. But those good margiis who shun all sorts of groupism are constantly under threat. If they so many as put their big toe in a particular functions like a marriage ceremony or dharmacakra, then there will be hell to pay by Dadas from from the other camps. This is one of the major difficulties for Delhi sector margiis.
For those interested, here is more about the murky ways of Citsvarupananda.
************************************************* THE PROPER FEELING
Baba says: "The person who is engaged in service, if in his mind he thinks that, 'I have served others. Then they should also do something for me. It will be better.' That is not good. Rather the one serving should have this feeling in his mind: 'I have come on this earth to serve others. It is my duty. But no one has any duty towards me.'" (AV-9, Ch 11 [Hindi])

Spiritual Vibration & Touch

Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2010 13:31:59 -0000 To: From: Manomohan Sanyal Subject: Spiritual Vibration & Touch Baba "A'ka'she a'loke bhese ja'y tava mahima'ri katha'..." (PS 3287) Puport: Baba, You are the most magnificent One. The tale of Your glory and grandeur is floating and permeating throughout each and every molecule of the vast, blue sky and in the effulgence-- everywhere. Baba, Your story, the story of the ever-present, Ancient One, is glittering in all the realms: in both bhuloka and duloka-- in the physical and spiritual worlds. Baba, You are so gracious. O' Ancient, Divine One, You are eternally, ever-new. Baba, by Your grace You are always, intrinsically with everyone-- just like their vital force, just like their pra'na. Baba, You always remain present in my feeling, ideation, and intuition. For that reason this eternal longing of my heart is for You and You alone. Baba, by Your grace with the flow of effulgence You color my mind and You are sitting in the depths of my ideation playing Your divine flute in the deep core of my heart. Baba You are so compassionate: You do not neglect or overlook anyone. You graciously goad everyone towards divinity, You show everyone the path which leads to immortality. Baba, please shower Your causeless grace; I surrender at Your lotus feet...
Namaskar, As Ananda Margiis we openly recognise that spirituality is the highest thing in life. That is the greatest endeavour: spiritual attainment. And to reach to that highest stance and come in contact with Parama Purusa we all do sadhana. Side by side, we readily accept that in the spiritual realm His grace is everything. That is the be-all and end-all. Nothing more is needed than that; this much we all know and feel: That Baba's causeless grace is everything. Yet at the same time in this panoramic liila of Parama Purusa, as human beings our assigned duty is to do sadhana. That is, we are to put forth our best effort and follow the path which He has graciously given. We have to please Him by following His teachings. So when Guru has given the system of intuitional practice, our duty is to follow that path. In that case, sadhana has to be done-- there is no other way. Here following then are a few points related with spiritual vibration and how to best retain that special feeling which we all get by doing His sadhana. Everyone is also welcome and very much encouraged to write in with their own thoughts and experiences.
In His magnificent manner, it is well accepted that Baba being the Parama Purusa can grace us in innumerable ways. We can feel His grace by attending and seeing His divine darshan. Plus when doing His dhyan, we can come in contact with His divine presence and feel His closeness-- His grace. In dream also He bathes us in His divine effulgence. So there are multiple ways in which we feel His grace. Or more specifically, He has innumerable ways to shower His infinite grace. And sure enough one of the most visible ways to receive His grace is by His physical touch. We all know that while in physical form, Baba would touch sadhakas as a way to bless and grace them. This we have all seen or heard about on countless occasions. Where by His mere touch Baba was able to put aspirants into samadhi and or cure their ailments etc. By His touch sadhakas could feel His grace. In countless demonstrations Baba has shown this. After all who has not heard about how Baba would regularly direct various persons like Dasarthji to grab onto His toe and by doing so Dasarthji would then be able to see past, present, and future-- by Baba's grace. This Baba has demonstrated oh so many times-- too many to count. Here the whole point we can understand that physical touch has the capacity to carry spiritual vibrations. By physical touch spiritual wavelengths are transferred.
For this reason, while in physical form, all were madly running after Baba. Because by coming in His physical contact one could feel His spiritual vibration, His divine grace, His boundless love. At the same time in His divine liila, Baba was not openly allowing disciples to touch Him. This is also a well known fact. Physically touching His feet was not allowed when doing sastaunga pranam. And if done, then in His divine play and dramatic way Baba would become visibly furious and angry. So this was His liila': Sadhakas were deeply attracted to His physical form and side by side Baba was not allowing people to rush up and touch Him.
To control the situation-- to keep sadhakas from running up and touching Him-- Baba Himself formed the cadre of VSS: 'Volunteers for Social Service'. Since those days the first and foremost duty of VSS was to keep a tranquil and clear pathway for Baba, wherever He would go. To allow Him to move around in peace without being barraged by the many margiis and wts who wanted to have His physical touch. To further explain this grand phenomenon, on various special occasions Baba has graciously revealed His unique plan behind the formation of VSS. "I am the nucleus of the charm, all get attracted to Me, people grab Me, so for that reason I had to make VSS." By His grace on select circumstances Baba has revealed that this unique truth: That He is the embodiment of spiritual charm and for this reason sadhakas are deeply attracted to His physical presence and to keep control of the situation it was necessary for Him to form the VSS cadre.
By all this we can easily realise that spiritual waves pass through physical touch. With this in mind, in order to direct human beings along the proper path, Baba has given various guidelines to help people advance. Because maintaining a spiritual vibration while living in this mundane world is not an easy job. We need help wherever we can get it. So to maintain our spiritual flow, one point Baba advises us is to minimize our physical contact or touching with the common public-- with others. Baba says, "Do not shake hands with anyone." (CC-1, chap 7) Baba says, "Unrelated men and women should not, as far as is possible, touch each other." (CC-I, 95 Edn, p.49) So as far as we can understand His liila, we can see that this point of touching others-- or not touching others-- has meaning. It is not just a physical or psychic or social expression. By touch, spiritual energy is also transferred-- i.e. it can be lost.
So in our own practical life we should try to follow the word and spirit of Baba's above guidelines-- as far as possible. This is something for us all to experiment with and gain an inner understanding of. Along these lines here are some points for everyone's consideration. As sadhakas to whatever degree possible after doing sadhana one should not touch others right away. Of course in our family lives we have small children etc, but to whatever extent we can, we should try not to come in physical contact with others immediately after doing sadhana. In addition, sadhana should not be done with a cat or dog in our lap. Nor should we hold our small babies in our arms when doing sadhana. Best is to be alone when doing sadhana, and not touching others. And if we all think further on this there are probably numerous other approaches regarding physical touch and sadhana etc. Overall, the above are but a few of the many ways to increase one's sadhana and spiritual flow as they help to retain one's devotional vibration. Whereas if we do sadhana and then randomly go around touching everyone then that subtle energy just drains out.
So this point of touching is an attainable reality not just a mere fantasy. However some in our Marga do not understand or accept this. In that case we have to think how far they are different from those atheists who think that God is just a mere figment of one's imagination. In their psycho-spiritual poverty such atheists cannot conceive of or feel His divine presence and love. Similarly a few lower type of sadhakas senselessly disregard this point of touching, thinking it is utterly meaningless. Whereas those with a balanced outlook understand its inherent value and are willing to experiment with and understand this point of touching. Actually many advanced sadhakas in our Marg advise that less or minimal touching helps one to progress in the higher realms. And indeed this is Baba's guideline as well. So we should all see for ourselves and try to realise this eternal truth. Once again all are encouraged to write in and share their experiences.
By His grace here Baba shows us that as we progress in sadhana we can feel His physical touch-- His divine touch-- more and more, thereby submerging our entire existence in His bliss. Baba says, "When the sa'dhaka clearly feels the thrill of divine existence around him at the time of sa'dhana', the state of bliss as experienced by the sa'dhaka is described as dasha'. When the sa'dhaka feels the existence of the divine world around him, as also the source from which the divine existence comes, the state of bliss the sa'dhaka experiences at the time of sa'dhana' is bha'va. Again, when the sa'dhaka feels the closest proximity of Parama Purus'a, even within his embrace, that bha'va is called maha'bha'va." "At the time of dasha', the sa'dhaka feels bliss within and falls down, and during bha'va, the sa'dhaka feels proximity to God, feels great bliss and falls down." "At the time of maha'bha'va, the sa'dhaka feels the tactual presence of Parama Purus'a and falls down. At that time, every nerve-cell, every nerve-fibre and every pore of the human body feels the divine touch." (AV-33) Namaskar, Manomohan
*************************************** Multiple Health Benefits of Black Pepper
Baba says, "Black pepper stimulates the secretion of saliva, increases hunger, and helps to enhance digestion. Plus it makes the nerve fibers alert. Furthermore it is a medicine and remedy for lethargy and melancholia." "If you make a paste by mixing the top layer of milk with black pepper and apply it to the face it prevent acne." (SC-8) Note: People should also be aware that black pepper, especially coarse grain black pepper, should not be applied directly on the food when one is eating. Rather it should be prepared with the food. That way in the cooking process the black pepper will mix with the water and get distributed evenly throughout the dish. Whereas if one eats raw black pepper directly on their food then it enters the body in a very concentrated form which the body cannot digest. If the black pepper is extremely fine like dust, then one can eat it directly but best is to hydrate it in water first and then let it sit for a while in a container and then sparingly put that sauce (i.e. pepper water) on your food.

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