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US Public Frustrated With...

Date: Mon 26 Apr 2010 22:48:06 -0400 From: Donald_G To: Subject: US Public Frustrated With... Baba PS Intro: In this song, an above-average devotee is expressing his feeling towards Parama Purus'a. "Badhir theko na'ko priyo, shun'ate habe a'ma'r katha'..." (PS 2310) Purport: Baba, please look towards me. Keeping the yearning for You in my heart, I am crying. Please do not be deaf. You have to listen to my tale of the heart. Please understand the pain of the core of my heart. And please understand the longing and yearning that I have to get You. I want to hold You. Off and on I go on listening to the sound of silence-- the divine flute which You play. I feel that by that way You attract me. And it is there that I see Your effulgence. Baba, I feel that Your sweetness and Your love is present in that effulgence and the sound of the flute. Baba, You are the a'lor & prana and of my life. You are my hope; You are my Goal; You are my everything. If I forget you I will lose everything-- my life will be ruined. Baba, You are the nucleus of my existence. That is why again and again I surrender myself at Your lotus feet. Please understand the longing of my heart. Please do not avoid me. Baba please come close...
Namaskar, A dramatic turn of events is underway. The very country which has been the bread and butter of capitalism since its inception is now questioning it. With the latest revelations and leaked emails that seemingly portray Goldman Sachs - the investment bank powerhouse - as reviling in the decline of the US economy, the general public has become quite frustrated and dismayed. Although the public is not overtly claiming that capitalism should be torn down, they are outraged by what the big dogs of Wall Street have done. This itself is a slash against capitalism, albeit indirectly. The irony is that what Baba expressed 40 to 50 years ago is now being realised by the people of this elite vaeshayan nation, knowingly or unknowingly.
Baba, being omniscient, was perfectly aware of the defects of capitalism and He began guiding us about this from the very early days of Ananda Marga, if not before that. In His, July 1961, Ranchi discourse, Baba points out how the very essence of capitalism runs contrary to our Proutist vision since capitalists just aim to satisfy their greedy desire and accumulate more and more while others suffer in poverty and want. Baba says, "How was capitalism created? Capital is consumable commodities in their potentiality. Intelligent people collect more capital than others in the form of consumable goods, but since this capital cannot be stored for a long time, they began to keep it in the form of money. Such people are called capitalists. These capitalists are the unworthy sons and daughters of the Cosmic Father because they go against the principle of cosmic inheritance." (PNS-15) In an even earlier discourse, His famous RU 1958 speech in Trimohan, Baba warns how the extremely avaricious nature of capitalism must not be tolerated Baba says, "According to true spiritual ideology the system of private ownership cannot be accepted as absolute and final, and hence capitalism cannot be supported either...Wherever necessary, capitalism must be forced to abandon its ferocious hunger by taking strong measures." (POD, Points #1 & #2) And indeed, Baba sternly delivered countless warnings and involved explanations about the harmful ways of capitalism. As, Ananda Margiis we are fully aware about this - this is a surprise to no one. It is a turn of events however, when all of a sudden, the general public in the so-called wealthiest nation on earth begins venting their frustrations against capitalists. How far they are aware that they are actually leaning towards Baba's Proutistic teachings is a totally separate matter, at the same time it cannot be denied that they are sick and tired of the crude selfishness of top bankers. Why? Because the common people are starting to experience some of the horrors - lost homes, huge debt, no purchasing capacity - that Baba warns about. Hence, as their frustration mounts, they are coming closer to our stand. See here what is going on.
As we speak, congressional hearings are going on surrounding the SEC's (Securities & Exchange Commission) allegations that Goldman Sachs Group Inc made $3.7 billion betting against mortgage-related securities as the US housing market started to collapse. To what degree the general populace can understand the technical nature of this accusation is one matter. But what everyone can understand is the tone of the emails that have been uncovered. In those emails, top traders of Goldman Sachs offer snide and smug remarks about making a fortune in betting against the US economy, and even reviling in the notion that as many hard-working people lose their houses, this clannish investment bank is raking in huge piles of money, profiting off the losses of the common people. That is the reason why the mass of Americans are totally frustrated with these selfish capitalist traders. They are ready to tear them limb from limb.
Although they do not say so openly, the typical American is now questioning the pillars of capitalism. They may think they are the proud supporters of the free market economy, but in truth they are not. They have begun to express concern about capitalism's main motive: Make a profit any way, at any and all cost. The top aim of capitalism is to make money - beyond that there is no other goal. According to that platform, there is hardly anything wrong with what Goldman Sachs did. In any manner imaginable, they tried to make money. For years, the American public has admired the wealth that Bill Gates amassed. They felt he personified the American capitalistic machinery. Even when he was accused of monopolization, the mass of Americans were in Mr Gates's corner, dreaming of becoming like him, i.e rich and powerful. However today, just a short while later, the common American citizen has not an ounce of sympathy or regard for the avaricious investment bankers and traders of Goldman Sachs. Even though those bankers are following the dictates of capitalism, the American people are not holding them up as heroes, but rather view them as the scoundrels that they are. This then is a dramatic shift to the American psyche. And that shift is only going to become more dramatic. The common citizen will drift more and more in the direction of AM. That is the drama that is unfolding and our duty is to continue to educate the American people. We should not simply wait for them to come to us - we are to do maximum teachings about Proutist ideals.
As for those bankers at Goldman Sachs, they are basically untouchable, i.e. very low. In various discourses Baba outlines which professions are dirty and sinful. Baba says, "So one must have a clean occupation, that is, one must not do anything antisocial, one must not encourage anything antisocial, anything that goes against collective interest. That is samyak a'jiiva (right livelihood) in physical sphere. One may earn money by selling wine. One may earn money by stealing. These are not samyak a'jiiva. Your occupation should be neat and clean – not going against the interest of the society." (AV-30) And in other discourses Baba lists how in addition to stealing and selling intoxicants, one must not earn a living as a money lender, religious trader, or funeral director, ie. profiting off of peope's death. All these are sinful ways of earning money as their ways of earning go against the interest of society. Baba says, "People’s means of livelihood should not depend on the quarrel of individuals, as in the case of lawyers. Lawyers usually set one person against another and in this way they serve their personal interests. Similarly no one should be a trader in religion, because in the name of religion, many people are exploited. Nor should one earn one’s livelihood by dealing with dead bodies because such people want more and more people to die, so that they may thereby increase their income. People should also not earn their livelihood by lending money and taking interest. Such persons want to lend more and more money to gain more and more interest, and they do not want the borrowers to refund the capital. The scriptures stipulate that people should not accept food from such people, because their occupations are despicable." (SS-11) Baba's mandate is that one should not never take food from such dastardly persons. The greater idea is that such persons are anti-social elements. These power brokers on Wall Street fall in this same category. They are totally nefarious in their dealing. Baba says, "Regarding earning money and hoarding wealth, most vaeshyas today are pisha'cavats [ghouls]. In Sanskrit pisha'ca means “one who breaks the neck of an animal and then sucks out all the blood, leaving only the flesh and bones”." (HS-1) The vaeshyas of Goldmans Sachs are 100% anti-social. Now, the public is slowly understanding the dirty ways of such capitalists and they do not like what they see. That is why when the US economy fell, then those Wall St moguls had to hire armies of body guards to keep people from tearing down their houses. The public was that furious with their sinful actions. Soon the public will realize that not only are those top capitalists totally greedy and negative, but the whole umbrella of capitalism is equally dirty and infested. That day is drawing near.
By Baba's grace, His AM teachings are getting implemented through circumstance. The common people have no philosophical position against capitalism, they are just frustrated by it because it is giving them problems. Their retirement money is gone, their houses are gone, their everything has been severely compromised. Capitalism is ruining them on the material sphere. This much they are beginning to see first-hand. Thus their eyes are slowly being opened. Let us see what unfolds this week during the hearings about Goldman Sachs. Whatever may be, the tide is turning and the consciousness of the people is being awakened as they continue to suffer at the hands of those greedy capitalists. As Ananda Margiis we should go continue to spread the world about Prout. By this way it will not be long before the general populace in all lands is keen to this new vision. Baba says, 'Through Master Units and PROUT, we will elevate the standard of the people in a few months or a few years. We should also serve the people immediately by all-round service. PROUT and all-round service may render temporary service – they move along the flow of life – but our spiritual philosophy is above the flow of life. Hence, with spiritual philosophy as the hub, we are to start as many Master Units as possible. All-round service, PROUT and Master Units are the ways of life." (PNS-19) Namaskar, Divyajyoti
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Baba says, "The pungent smell from the juice of the tulsi, lavendar, dhu'p, eucalyptus, and several other trees destroys bacteria. The juice of the leaves of the pine and eucalyptus removes phlegm producing diseases. By this oil, good medicines for various chronic diseases are prepared." (6/12/87, Kolkata)

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