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Just Like Vidura

From: "gabriel jans" To: Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2010 15:11:37 -0500 Subject: Just Like Vidura Baba "Nu'taner a'lo a'ji la'galo ma'nus'er mane mane..." (P.S. 4724) Purport: The divine effulgence of the Ever-New has started touching each and every human heart. All dogma has gotten wiped away; new shining truths have come. Now in all the corners this earth is basking and rejoicing with exuberant youthfulness. The faint sun is now glowing fiercely and all the ten different directions have become drenched in that colour. In the koraka of the flower, sweet nectar has come. All around newness is there; the sleeping humanity is getting awakened. To those who were sitting in the cimmerian darkness for ages and ages, the spark of life has come. The horrifying nightmarish memories of that catastrophic past have been wiped away from the people's minds. The earth has become decorated in all sorts of new and beautiful ways. That ever-gracious Parama Purusa has blessed one and all-- indeed the touch of the Ever-New has come. Now the neo-humanistic feeling is touching the each and every human heart and mind. By His grace, everyone has gotten awakened. Everything is dancing in His divine bliss...
Namaskar, In these trying times, a few have taken to running their own MU's, service projects, jagrtis and or splinter groups etc - thereby keeping themselves separate & outside the parameters of the organisation. Or they have engrossed themselves in other projects and kept themselves as one island - away from the AM flow. This has become the style of some. From the sidelines, a few witnesses are thinking that 'this is just fine', or even 'glamorous'. But on various accounts what those "independents" are doing is not okay; rather it is one dark type of maneuver or cowardly pursuit. The main point being that if our very own AMPS organisation is not in proper shape then one should do and die to fix it. Indeed this AMPS is the very vehicle which Baba Himself has handed down to us for spreading the word of dharma. So at any cost one should not become the negative tool of its disintegration by breaking away. Baba says, "The unity of A'nanda Ma'rgiis should not be allowed to be jeopardised for any reason. Unity should be maintained even at the risk of your life." (CC, part II, 'Society' chapter, point #13) But a few have adopted an escapist mentality whereby they flee during difficult times. Thus revealing their true colour.
During the Mahabharata era, Vidura-- who was the brother & minister to the blind King Dhritarashtra-- opted to neither support the sinful Duryodhana, nor back the cause of the Pandavas. Instead he just slipped away to the jungle, in a disgusted mood. Vidura was thinking 'I am fed up with all this'. This was his way of dealing with it all. But such type of approach is steeped in cowardice mentality. That's why Baba never appreciates this escapist way of thinking. And no matter how thorough a search one does, you will not find one single word where Baba appreciates that poor dealing of Vidura. Rather Baba guides us that in all such circumstances we are to fight for dharma-- using all our strength. Baba says, "Fight for your Ideology. Be one with your Ideology. Live for your Ideology. Die for your Ideology." (A. Vanii #14) Because knowingly or unknowingly, many people are waiting on our every syllable in order to sprout into action-- the general society is depending upon AM ideals. But if one is just wallowing in mid-air and opts to slither away from the scene, then they are pushing the society onto the brink of disaster and setting one negative trend. So this type of running away is cowardice psychology and cannot be supported under any conditions. Not in the Mahabharata period, nor in Baba's time, nor in any era or age-- Never.
Similarly Shankaracyara adopted such a type of defective pathway. In his approach he blatantly proclaimed not to know or care anything about worldly matters. When in fact the truth is that worldly affairs are always a headache to deal with, so in order to escape them he claimed to be oblivious. In that way, the common people were just left to suffer on their own without any help. When in fact a strong, brave hand was needed-- someone who will valiantly come forward, ready to take up their cause & help the humanity. But Shankaryacarya himself did not do. And not only that but he created a box full of spineless sannyasis who followed in his negative tradition. Not surprisingly the naturally rich & golden land of India got looted and scraped to the bone by all sorts of aggressors. And the people were armed with nothing but Shankaracaraya's negative policy of worldly indifference. Hence they just watched and suffered the grave consequences. All because of Shankaracaraya's so-called grand vision to ignore world. So see the nasty result. Thus Baba never appreciates this.
As we all know Baba's holy advent is for the development of one human society. From the very get-go this has been His chief aim: To create a unified humanity. So if one or two of His so-called important disciples escape and create their own separate islands then what nonsense that is. How can they say they are following Baba. Following Baba means following His teachings. Guru's service means to follow Guru's guideline. But blind people do not do so. Such persons do not follow His teaching of creating one human society.
Society is indispensable for the public welfare-- without it the potentialities, capabilities, talents, and inherent strengths of human beings cannot be explored and utilized. In this ultra-modern era, life has become so complex that people must work unitedly. This is the need of the day. By that way with only a little effort more yield will come. And in His famous discourse Baba guides us that 'this is not the age of small countries and big animals'. Those days are long gone; the world is changing. Now one must organise and work unitedly in a single flow under the banner of a unified humanity. These are all Baba's main guidelines. Hence Baba condemns this idea of isolating oneself and creating one's own independent ashram. India is now full of more than 10,000 ashrams but this has no positive effect on the collective development and overcoming the social dogmas of the day. That is why Baba wants us to create one stir whereby all sannyasis and family persons rally around and move together to shake up and construct one indivisible human society. Indeed Baba has built this AMPS organisation explicitly for this dharmic purpose. And towards that aim He has brought together people from all the various countries and all the various races-- from each and every corner. And with their dedicated mind and open heart He has guided us how to work in one singular formation. Yet now a few highly touted scoundrels are breaking away and separating themselves in order to pursue their own project where they can be king. What type of a terrible example this is; this is sinful.
And not only that, but in the confusion initially some innocent people are getting misled to think that these escapists are high-minded and great. And that everything they do and everything they touch will be golden. But what a hoax. Because such separatists are nothing but spineless hypocrites-- ego cases. Proof being that if they were so concerned about dharma then what about Baba's teaching to form one united front as a step towards forming one human society. Indeed all Baba's teachings and actions move in that same direction. So what these selfish escapist people are doing is nothing but their cowardice mentality. Because overall never is such a thing appreciated. Whereby one just escapes from the fight; not in any age is such a thing appreciated. And now most everyone easily realises this fact.
If one does not believe in groupism then one should oppose it-- and not run off to some far distant corner of the earth and put up one fence and live in one isolated bubble like some shivering coward, all the while posing as being a dharmic one. Surely anyone with eyes can see through that thin facade and realise the truth that such a cowardice approach is outrightly negative. So those with no spine and no strength in the blood become goody-goodies and cowards. That is why Baba says this is not proper. Where there is injustice we should stand firm and fight and not disappear into one far away fantasy garden. It does not take any strength or energy to be a goody-goody, coward. And isolating oneself in that way is not good. Baba says, "The characteristic of good people is to fight against injustice, to firmly adhere to truth and righteousness, to protect the helpless and fight against all evil persons. Those who are merely simple and are of a meek and goody-goody nature are not good people. " (AFPS, pt 5, pg 28)
By Baba grace, His Baba's eternal dharmic guidelines are sure to take shape in our AMPS. Running off to the edges of the earth like Vidura will not do. With His great blessing we are moving toward that great stance of collective movement and unity. Baba says, "Always remain united and organised. Solve all problems big and small in a united way. Advise every Ananda Margii to remain united at all times." (Point #31 of '32 Rules for Avadhu'tas') Baba says, "The marching together of all in unison is termed as the society..." (Ananda Vanii, #24) Namaskar Gautam
(A) Some few wts and margiis are there a few who started their own things. In one corner there is xyz types and somewhere else there are a couple Wts not using the dress and not linked with AM nor opposing groupism. Just they isolated themselves and praise each other. They are black sheep; Some Wts are there in various sectors and in GT sector also one such senior WT is there-- engaging in all sorts of nonsense in their attempt to make one MU, master unit. (B) Although Lord Krsna tried to bring Vidrua, he (Vidura) could not make it so instead he just escaped. Likewise Baba has brought these persons but they could not manage. And they proved themselves as opportunists. And in the future when the record is clear and people are understanding, then such coward separatist types will be seen as blemishes-- black spots on the society.
Here Baba is guiding how in this present era it is needed that people organise themselves and build up a unifed humanity. Baba says, "Narrow sentiments are gradually fading away and a universal outlook is arising in the minds of human beings. Science and technological development have exposed the blind faith and dogma that have suffocated many sections of society, and gradually humanity is advancing towards an age of discrimination and common interest. So, the present age is not the age of large animals and small states." (Prout-13)
In the following Baba exposes how egotistical persons can never win by proclaiming themselves as isolated. In their arrogance they will one day-- sooner or later-- have to depend upon others. Baba says, "You will hear many a vain and assuming person say, 'I don't need anyone's help, I'm doing very well by myself. I don't want to concern myself with anyone else's affairs and I don't expect anyone else to bother about mine'. Nothing could be more foolish than this statement. Medicine and nursing are necessary to cure diseases; the neighbours' help is needed to cremate a dead body; and for the regular supply of food and cloth the cooperation of farmers and spinners is essential. Remember, no created being in this universe is independent. No one can exist alone." (AFPS-6, p. 58)
Here Baba is further describing the importance of unity and that only in this way can one's inherent talents and abilities be maximized: Baba says, "Then came Lord Krsna about 3500 years ago, when the war of the Mahabharata took place. People's individual qualities then had not taken a collective shape. People did not know the art of living collectively. The individual qualities that lacked a sense of collectivity were given such a sense by Lord Krsna. Suppose a person has a faculty for medicine. If one's medical knowledge is channeled and utilized in a medical college, this will bring about the collective shaping of one's individual atribute. This applies to all faculties. Lord Krsna wanted to bring about a social synthesis..." "It was seen at the time of Lord Krsna that though Amga, Bamga, Kalimga, Magadha, Saorastra and other kingdoms (Amga Bamga Kalimgesu Saorastra Magadhesu ca) were within Bharatavarsa, they fought among themselves because they had no collective sense. Lord Krsna thought that if He combined all there would be collective spirit in the true sense of the term. Then alone all human faculties would get expanded." (Disc MHB, p. 6-7)
Thus all those coward types who hope to gain huge praise for making their own schools, MU's etc, they are just crazed ego cases who are totally off the mark. So none should get enticed and befooled by their negative ways. What they are doing is in no way good. Rather against Guru-- permanent sin.
******************************************** Peace of Society Linked with Livelihood
Baba says: "For the all-round welfare and development of human beings, society needs to follow some fundamental socio-political principles. Without the firm foundation of such principles, disunity, injustice and exploitation will flourish." "First people should not be retrenched from their livelihood unless alternative employment has been arranged for them." "Let us discuss what happens when people lose their livelihood. Take the example of rickshaw pullers in India. The work of rickshaw pullers is exhausting and poorly paid, but if it is declared illegal, many rickshaw pullers will become unemployed and their lives will become more miserable. Those who cannot find alternative employment will either die of starvation or become criminals in an effort to survive. In either case, society will be adversely affected. So, before this occupation is prohibited, rickshaw pullers should be provided with suitable alternative employment." "Now you understand the consequences of retrenching people without arranging a suitable alternative livelihood for them." (PNS-16, p.68-69) Note 1: Because of not following this important point, currently India is facing a whirlpool of criminal activity. Note 2: Altogether in this chapter Baba puts forth three cardinal principles for "individual and collective progress". Reference PNS-16 chapter 10 for a full listing & description.

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