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How to Improve Sadhana: Part V

Date: Thu, 08 Jul 2010 07:37:09 -0000 To: AM-GLOBAL From: "Jawaharlal Thakur" Subject: How to Improve Sadhana: Part V Baba "Maner kon'e rayecho gopane, brhater ceye tumi brhat..." (PS 617) Purport: Baba, You are infinite; You are vaster than vast. Even then with Your divine play You are secretly hiding Yourself in the corner of my mind. Baba You are not only saturated with love; You are the embodiment of love. And in Your divine love You have saturated this entire universe. Your liila is incomparable. Baba, You have removed all the staticity and drowsiness. O' Transcendental Entity, O' Parama Purusa You have come within the scope of non-transcendentality. You have graced me and come in my dhyan. You have taken Your seat on my mental lotus-- Your glory is unfathomable. Baba, You are bliss personified; You are mine. Baba, You have graced me & You have appeared in my mind very intimately-- in an extremely personal way...
Namaskar, There are innumerable factors which affect the life and development of a sadhaka. And by Baba's divine grace He has accounted for everything when He formulated the Sixteen Points. From top to bottom all the points are beautifully designed for maximum growth of the human being in all the realms: physical, psycho-physical, psychic, mental, emotional, psycho-spiritual, and spiritual.
As we are all well aware here below is the third point of 16 Points. Baba says, "Never cut the hair of the joints of the body." About this above point, there are multiple benefits including one special aspect known as paincagni-- literally meaning 'the five fires'. And the five fires means allowing the hair of the body to grow in 5 places - namely (a) on the top of the head, (b) face, (c) chest, (d) armpits, and (e) pubic region. And the inner significance of these paincagni is that these five fires kindle the spirit - or "fire" - of fearlessness, courage, valour, and bravery. Because allowing the hair to grow in these five places gives one the endurance in life to overcome all obstacles and defeat all enemies. That is why they are known as paincagni-- the five fires. At various times Baba has revealed this secret about paincagni and bravery. When He first gave 16 Points, in various reporting sessions, as well as in one special avadhuta meeting known as Kashi Avadhuta Sabha whereby Baba has given a special blessing. So on all these occasions and more Baba has verified the special import of paincagni.
In addition, there is a well-documented history how various religious communities and spiritual aspirants have made their mark because they knew the theory and benefits of paincagni. Most notably is the Sikh religion of India. Although they may be dogmatic in various ways but early on they knew well about paincagni. Centuries ago their leader-- guru Govinda Singh proclaimed that every single one of his fighters could defeat 100 Muslim soldiers. And sure enough his Sikh warriors pounded the Muslim army on numerous occasions and withstood their invasions. So, despite their various dogmas, this spirit of fight is more or less alive in Sikhs today as they hold many of the high posts in the Indian military. Plus it is well known how the Allied forces took help from the Sikhs in World War II. Thus, irregardless of whatever other defects they may have, all along they have been strong adherents of paincagni. In contrast, around the globe Buddhists are known as cowards - often succumbing to even the weakest army or never even putting up any fight at all. And from the very beginning they have never followed this point of paincagni. Always preferring instead to cut or shave the hair of the body, so they lost the spirit of paincagni. As a result Buddhists have taken a strong beating by all sorts of invaders - thus inviting even further disasters. And the root cause behind all of this negative outcome is their blatant lack of courage.
Baba, being the Parama Purusa, is fully aware about the great benefits of paincagni and has always encouraged its practice. That is why from the very beginning Ananda Margiis have always displayed the great characteristic of fight, determination, and bravery. And at the appropriate time this ancient art of paincagni got formulated into our Sixteen Points as well. So indeed the spirit of fight is infused in our Marga. Who can forget that during the period of Emergency when so many political prisoners were dragged into the jails of India, then always Ananda Margiis maintained high spirits during those difficult days. Means in the jail itself, Ananda Margiis were vigorously involved in all the aspects of Marga life and maintaining a strong sense of courage and optimism while so many other prisoners were totally sunk in depression and woe. Whereas we Ananda Margiis were relentless in our pursuit of truth - always tearing down the gates of injustice. That is why throughout India each and every person will vouch that Ananda Margiis are spirited fighters and defenders of dharma.
Thus even the seemingly smallest aspects of Sixteen Points - such as point #3 - are filled with the eternal qualities of victory. And in that spirit every Ananda Margii is always ready to fearlessly uphold the path of righteousness, i.e. the path of AM. Baba says, "Fight for your ideology. Be one with your ideology. Live for your ideology. Die for your ideology." (Ananda Vanii #14) Baba says, "Suppose the enemy attacks and you begin squatting in groups and start Ramdhuna - repeating the name of Rama. This sort of approach will not do at all. Pick up your weapons, go and fight and say to yourselves 'Victory to the Lord' - this alone is the practical approach." (Disc MHB) Baba says, "Peace is a result of fight. Peace-lovers of the universe must not keep themselves away from fight." (Ananda Vanii #18) Baba says, "You are all spiritual aspirants; you must remember that yours is a never-ending fight against all sorts of meanness, all sorts of crudeness, all sorts of depraving elements. You must not forget this fact." (AV-5) Baba says, "Thorns on the path cannot deter those who have assembled with the determination to march in unison. They are blowing the trumpets of victory..." (Ananda Vanii #3) Namaskar, Jawaharlal
*************************************** Mystery Unfolded About Acoustic Roots
Baba says, "What is a biija mantra (acoustic root)? Every action and every existence are characterised by certain particular sounds. While you sit in one place, you exist, and because of your existence various waves get buffeted and altered. Light waves, for example, are either reflected or refracted, after which they go back into the air. The existential acoustic root is a prerequisite for all the functions of existence. Through existence, through action, you are always engaged in some type of work." "Every action has a sound of its own which may or may not be audible to the human ear. Suppose someone is walking on tiptoe: the sound produced is so soft that it is inaudible; but some sound is produced nevertheless. Some people make a lot of noise when they walk. Some people smile silently, whereas other people laugh loudly. In Sam'skrta, smiling silently is called 'smita', and laughing loudly is called 'ha'sya'. Though it seems that smiling is a silent action, it does produce a sound. While smiling, one's mouth and lips move slightly, causing a little stir in the air which creates a very faint sound." "Ether is the subtlest factor in this quinquelemental world. It, too, having existence, produces a certain sound. Mental thoughts create a vibration in your mind (a sound) which in turn vibrates the nerve cells and nerve fibres." "That minute sound of every action is called 'acoustic root' in English and 'biija mantra' in Sam'skrta." (Jan 11, '79)

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