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Receiving His Guideline

Date: Thu, 08 Apr 2010 14:09:51 From: "Surya Rao" To: AM-GLOBAL Subject: Receiving His Guideline Baba "Arun'a'cale natun prabha't elo a'ji elo..." (PS 4754) Purport: By the grace of Parama Purusa, today the glorious new crimson dawn has come-- it has come by His grace. In this brilliant, new era, no longer should anyone remain drowsy or in a state of slumber. Now is not the time to look back and waste this precious moment. This is the time to rip off all those bondages of sa'dripu*, as't'apa'sha*, mohaja'l* etc, since they hinder our forward progress. Now on this auspicious occasion we should move on and on towards the Goal-- keeping the mind focused on Him. In the past, before this auspicious hour, in that pitch-dark atmosphere you were unable to see. Your vision was enveloped by the cloak of deep darkness. You could not see; you could not understand what is right and what is wrong-- what is dharma and what is sinful. Because of that neither could you move forward, nor could you pull anyone towards the higher Goal. Do not waste your valuable time reminiscing about those dark days of old. Now you should forget those memories and throw away that retarded and detrimental thinking. Just think and ideate on Him-- because human life is an ideological flow. Parama Purusa is our Goal. Behold! A new era has come. Look toward the eastern horizon, the crimson dawn has arrived with the seven-coloured chariot. It is so attractive and charming. By seeing that, the inhabitants of the whole planet have become totally captivated with joyous horripilation. Feeling the charged vibration, everyone is smiling in happiness. Behold, in this auspicious new dawn, even in the mud the lotus has blossomed. And by its aromatic fragrance the mind is divinely intoxicated. By the supreme grace of Parama Purusa ordinary people have started doing extraordinary things; and by that way the whole society is getting benefited in multifarious ways. The dark days have disappeared permanently; the era of neo-humanism has advented. Now is the time to sing and dance and move forward towards Him... ASTERISK NOTES (*): *Sa'dripu: Baba says, "S'at' means 'six' and ripu means 'enemies'. These six faculties in human beings are termed as enemies, as they absorb the mind in crudeness and stop its march towards the subtle. The supreme rank for unit consciousness is subtle, and anything which holds it back from reaching the supreme rank, is its enemy. These six faculties are, therefore, termed as six enemies. Ka'ma (longing for earthly objects), krodha (anger), lobha (avarice), moha (blind attachment), mada (vanity) and ma'tsarya (envy) are the six enemies." (AMEP) *As't'a'pa'sha: Baba says, "As't'apa'sha means the eight fetters. Anyone bound by fetters will lose his capacity of movement. In the creation we find the movement of human beings is from the crude to the subtle. That is, human beings have to move towards the subtle, but by their leaning towards the eight fetters such as lajja', bhaya, and ghrn'a', they get absorbed in crude things only and their progress towards the subtle is stopped. Bhaya (fear), lajja' (shame), ghrn'a' (hatred), shaunka' (doubt), kula (high descent), shiila (complex of culture), ma'na (vanity) and jugupsa' (backbiting) are the eight fetters." (AMEP) *Mohaja'l: (Literal: 'Moha' meaning 'blind attachment' + 'Ja'l' meaning 'net'). When human beings get stuck in the net of blind attachment then they cannot proceed towards the Goal. This is Baba's warning so in the above song the sadhaka is paying heed to Baba's guideline and tossing aside this mohaja'l and advancing ahead with the advent of the new crimson dawn.
Namaskar, As we know, in this world of ours there are two types of knowledge: relative knowledge and absolute knowledge. And in Sanskrit Baba refers to them as pra'pta va'kya and a'pta va'kya.
Baba says, "Whatever people learn from the external world-- be it from a book of facts or a learned discourse or any source of knowledge-- is 'prapta vakya' or 'relative knowledge'."(PNS-18, p.6-7) Thus pra'pta va'kya is that knowledge which is gotten from a mundane source. And that knowledge is relative and may or may not be true. Indeed pra'pta va'kya ia fallible and is always getting updated such as in the case of scientific facts and often times it is proved entirely false as well. And not only that, but that which we call pra'pta va'kya can create terrible problems in the world. Baba says, "Relative knowledge [prapta vakya] often encourages divisive ideas...It often tends to suppress other castes, communities, creeds, etc or wants to annihilate them completely." (TK-2)
In contrast a'pta va'kya, or absolute knowledge, is that knowledge which is ever-perfect, pure, & lasting and comes directly from Parama Purus'a. And it is always benevolent. Baba says, "Absolute knowledge is the direct message from God...and is always conducive to human welfare." (APH-4, 'Pra'pta Va'kya & A'pta Va'kya') As Baba is the Parama Purusa incarnate and the Taraka Brahma then certainly all His teachings etc are a'pta va'kya, or absolute knowledge. Baba says, "The books in A'nanda Ma'rga philosophy are all absolute knowledge." (Tattva Kaomudii-II) So Baba's guidelines like 16 Points etc are eternal and they are never going to change. They are absolute and Supreme truth.
In addition there is one other special notion in all of this. Namely that when sadhakas are able to concentrate deeply in sadhana, then by His divine grace they can receive knowledge directly from Parama Purusa and that which they intuitively receive from Him is also known as a'pta va'kya. Baba says, "When human beings, through psycho-spiritual practice, make their minds as expansive as the Cosmic Mind, they can receive instructions or directions directly from Him due to His proximity. The knowledge thus acquired is called 'apta vakya' or 'absolute knowledge'. (PNS-18, p.7) Thus devotees or advanced sadhakas-- due to their extreme love for God and His divine grace-- have the unique ability to intuitively get His guidelines. And those things will always be consistent with AM teachings. Thus if any fanatic proclaims that he has received the word of God and that women are to be degraded and treated as 2nd class citizens. Then we know that this fellow is a fake and a fraud and that what he is telling has nothing to do with a'pta va'kya. Rather it is all nonsense. But those great rishis of old who were dedicated to the Supreme Self did get guidelines directly from God. And those rishis shared great teachings with the world such as Samgacchadhvam mantra and countless shlokas and sutras. And all those teachings are 100% consistent with AM ideology that is why we consider those things to be a'pta va'kya. So a'pta va'kya is that which is eternally true and comes directly from Parama Purusa and when by His grace sadhakas link their minds with that Divine Entity then they also became a receptacle for getting absolute knowledge or a'pta va'kya. Baba says, "The development of intuition will make human beings more spiritually inclined. What Sagun'a Brahma is directly doing today will be done increasingly by human beings tomorrow." (POD #25)
Baba says, "Spiritual aspirants become one with the nucleus...then they become Maha'deva." (SS-11, p.33) Namaskar, Surya
Every margii is aware that AM shastra is tri-sha'stra, that is it has three sections: Spiritual, philosophical, and social. And all those come directly from Parama Purusa Baba. Thus all are a'pta va'kya. Even then Baba has made one special guideline in that He has classified His teachings of smrti sha'stra (social scripture) as pra'pta va'kya. And that is His unique way of giving permission to human beings to change that in far future according to time, place, and person. Naturally those changes will have to be in accordance with AM ideology and get approved by the great sadvipras of the day. Baba says, "Our social code provides clear guidelines as to how it's members will adapt to this modern, fast changing world. There have been more changes in the past 200 years than in the 800 years prior to that. In education, culture, dress, food habits, major changes have taken place. Old, outdated wooden shoes, turbans, etc. have been replaced by shoes, hats, and clothes of scientific fabrics and modern designs. The primitive bullock carts, horse drawn carriages, hackney coaches, etc., have been replaced with fast moving cars, trains, and aeroplanes. People used to travel by elephant in the past, but now man can travel to other planets by rocket. There should be an adjustment between body and mind to keep pace with the fast speed of the development of the external world..." "In a word, A'nanda Ma'rga's social code fulfills all the conditions of an ideal social code -- it is universal, rational and psychological. It is appropriate for the existence and development of a dynamic social structure in a changing world." (TK-2, 'Our Social Treatise')
*************************************** Size of Cranium and Spirituality
Baba says, "People may think that they cannot make rapid spiritual progress unless the size of the brain, and hence the size of the cranium, is increased. But this is not so because human beings can increase the jurisdiction of their thinking." (Proutist Economics)

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