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June 1990: "I Was Present That Day..."

From: "Amoghasiddhi Ray" To: Subject: June 1990: "I Was Present That Day..." Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2010 07:02:13 +0530 BABA "Aja'na' Pathik a'ja, tare ghare d'eke na'o..." P.S. 4342 Purport: Today the Ajana Pathik Parama Purusa Baba has come! Don't miss this grand occasion. Receive Him with Your full heart and bring Him home without delay. Let your heart be saturated with the divine effulgence which He has spread all around. Now is not the time to waste in dogma, drowsiness, and slumber. Baba has come for you, for me, for everyone. He loves everyone-- each and every place, each and every country, all. He feels pain and cries when seeing others' pain. And He smiles when He sees others smile. He loves all. This is the time to surrender everything at His lotus feet. Missing the opportunity is not intelligent. Baba has come! Receive Him and bring Him close...
== JUNE 1990: "I WAS PRESENT THAT DAY..." ==
Namaskar, That day in Madhu Korak Baba Quarter in Tiljala Kalkata June 1990, I was there. Baba gave His discourse in Bengali. He revealed the secrecy of the greatness of Guru. That very day BABA first told about Guru Sakash which later on became very important practice in our regular spiritual life. Presently each and every margii knows about this Guru Sakash. We feel that Baba is in close proximity. Our day starts with the Guru Sakash. Baba says, "Gurusaka'sha means 'near the Guru, under the Guru's umbrella, under the Guru's wings, in the Guru's shelter'." (Yoga Psy. p.146) So we can see that Guru Sakash can only be done when the basic feeling or ideation is there that: 'I am under His shelter' or 'He is, that is why He will give me the shelter', & 'He is not gone far'. We are fortunate enough that Baba brought this feeling that, 'Parama Purusa is easily accessible, He is around us. Not only around us but very close, intimate'. And that gives a lot. In my life I have realised that shelter has deep value.
Once I visited one of my friends at the police station. I saw that during the occasion of mela (festival), one lost baby had been brought by someone and the baby was crying for its parents. Police officials were trying to help the baby by giving some chocolate, fruits, sweets, candy. Everything was in vain. Silently sitting I was thinking that why this baby is going on non-stop crying. What really was lacking? What is it that baby needs? Then idea came that this baby does not need anything other than its mother. And why mother? Because the baby feels safe when it is under the shelter of its mother. I have seen in my neighborhood that when 2 babies/young children of different families are quarreling, then in their innocence when one get hurt by the other they claim, 'I will tell my mother and she will beat you'. So those babies think their mother is going to solve all the problems and with that trust they claim as such. So we can see that small babies are care-free, their life is away from problem. No tension. Etc.
So shelter is very significant thing. Those thinking literally may not be understanding this point - shelter of Guru. But this has a deep value in the life of spiritual aspirants. Our life is surrounded by problems, and I have seen that those who are more and more depending on Supreme Entity (Baba), they are comparatively stress-free. And life is blissful. But those who do not have that feeling of shelter to God, they live in a quagmire of problems. In spite of even living with all worldly luxuries in true sense they live in hell, in tension. To remove that they get addicted to alcohol and many nasty things. So according to my feeling, this shelter of Guru is meaningful in our day to day life. Baba says in many discourses, "Mahat Krpaeva bhagavat krpaleshadva". Grace of Guru is everything. I think that Baba graces when a devotee takes shelter in Him. And in spiritual life His grace is everything. So when grace is everything and grace is related with the feeling of shelter under the Guru. And the feeling of shelter is associated or linked with the feeling of the Presence of Guru. The meaning is, if His presence is questionable then what shelter. And for the bhakta, Guru's presence means eternal presence along with my own existence. So to take shelter the existence of both Guru and devotee are required.
But when the idea is injected that Guru is gone vis so-called Mahaprayan, then one party is missing. The devotee is there and Guru is gone. By that way, taking shelter is not possible because in whom one will take shelter? In such case one's heart will not be feeling comfortable to take shelter of such an entity who is gone. Such is their dogma. Baba says, "Parama'tma' is seated in your heart." (SS-19) We all feel in our regular life and realise in our sadhana that Guru is along with us. Baba says in His teachings when very early in the morning one awakens then immediately we should put ourself under His shelter. Or take His shelter. And this Guru Sakash is mandatory for each and every Ananda Margii. Or we can say, every Ananda Margi very early in the morning starts with Guru's closeness. And over the course of whole day, His closeness is there by guru mantra, different lessons, Shravan, Manan, Nididhya'sana, thinking about Him, doing His work, 4 times sadhana, and in the night time when going to bed we remember His name and fall asleep in His lap. Such is Baba's divine grace and presence.
So thinking on this line, I find no room about Mahaprayan. Baba is always along with us. Baba says in Shabda Cayanika, discourse #223 which is also printed in Yoga Psychology, "Early in the morning one should meditate on the Guru in Vara'bhaya Mudra with two hands and two eyes seated on a white lotus in Guru cakra, and address Him with your most loving and affectionate epithet. ...In what state does the Guru, endowed with two eyes and two hands exist? In the Vara'bhaya Mudra (in the posture of holding out the boon of fearlessness) He is your well-wisher, and as a matter of fact, the doer of your good. The epithet with which you address the Guru or silently speak during your dhya'na or Gurudhya'na should also be used by you at the time of this Gurudhya'na. Always address the Guru at a stretch. This is Gurusaka'sha." (10 June 1990) So in our practical life we are all feel and believe that Baba is with us. Namaskar. At His feet, Amoghasiddhi
This following story about Shankaracarya & his Mayavada theory (illusion theory) is highly related with the present scene. Baba says, "One morning a wild bull suddenly started to charge that maha'purus'a [Shankaracarya], so he ran away as fast as his legs could carry him. A logician who happened to be standing nearby asked the maha'purus'a, "Well sir, if you say that this world is unreal, then the bull is also unreal, so why are you running in fear?" That maha'purus'a would not accept any defeat in logic and replied, "My running away is also unreal." (NKS, '97, p. 81) Baba says, "This philosophical doctrine [of mayavada] had left the people cynical and brought them to the brink of disaster." (NKS, '97, p. 81) The above story which exposes the hypocrisy of Shankaracarya is more than 1000 years old but it still has much relevance in this present era. Because these days B group leaders are once again organizing their hypocritical, so-called mahaprayan function. Point is that making their so-called Mahaprayan (MPD) program itself gives the false message that Baba is gone and at the same time at MPD they are propagating a kiirtan program in which everybody ideates that Baba is present. So on the one hand Baba is gone forever and on the other side He is along side us. Mahaprayan versus Kiirtan. So the entire way of dealing of these B group leaders is self-contradictory and submerged in the whirlpool of dogma. They are caught in the net of their own self-created contradiction. And this hypocrisy is for no other reason than the purpose of convincing innocent people to come into their nasty group fold and donate money to their "cause". It is nothing but one negative, hypocritical ploy. These days no one is befooled by such tactics, step by step nearly everyone is understanding the dogma and extreme negativity of the so-called Mahaprayan program and how this is just B group's hypocrisy and groupist strategy.
**************************************** The Way Parama Purusa Evaluates
Baba says, "Do not think that those who are highly learned intellectuals are elevated. In the realm of spirituality even illiterate persons can reach the Goal, leaving those intellectuals behind. Parama Purusa does not consider the intellectual qualification or intellect. He evaluates everyone with the measuring scale of how much love one has for Parama Purusa." (SS-14, p. 91, Saharsa DMC, 27 June 1980)

Re: Should We Overlook This Nasty Situation

From: "Malati" To: Subject: Re: Should We Overlook This Nasty Situation Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2010 14:03:11 -0730 Baba
Note: The initial letter in this series is appended below for your easy reference. Namaskar, Here is follow-up news and information, as well as the name of Dadas and Didis involved, regarding the topic of Nigamanandji and his personal relationship with one Didi. This issue is of great importance for multiple reasons. When a senior Wt and purodha like Nigamananda engages in conduct - i.e. dealings with the opposite sex - that is blatantly contrary to Baba's teachings, then the horrible danger is that others will emulate his poor behaviour. In a phrase, Nigamananda is a bad example and a bad role model. Yet the whole aim in being an acarya is to set a proper example: Baba says, "Bear in mind that people may be harmed or misled by even a small weakness or defect in the conduct of an a'ca'rya. Just as it is the duty of a father to educate his children properly by his good conduct, an a'ca'rya should always instruct by his exemplary actions and words." (AV-31)
Indeed, setting a positive example is so important in life. For this reason Baba Himself would personally do sadhana when there was no need for Him to do sadhana. Why? To set a good example. Baba says, "He [Taraka Brahma] needs no sadhana, but just to set an example to others, He performs sadhana with the masses." (DT-2) All human beings need to do sadhana for our growth and development, and by His grace He has shown us the way. And indeed in AM, every single Ananda Margii understands that sadhana must be done. Verily all the conduct rules which He has given need to be strictly followed. This then is the power of a positive example. Now let's look at the opposite end of the spectrum. B group started doing an annual shraddha ceremony in the form of Mahaprayan Divas, and now some naive margii are following this same dogma with regards to their deceased relations. Each year they are observing the death day of their relative with pomp and show etc. Even though this is against AM conduct rules, they justify that what tare doing is not different from what Tiljala camp is doing. Here the point is that people follow what the leaders do. This is how human beings behave. They do not think rationally or independently but rather follow what the leaders do. That is why youths follow the star actors and athletes etc. Every decade there are different stars and hence different fads. That is Baba's teaching.
Thus when Nigamananda is going against Baba's divine teachings then he is going to create much harm. That is Baba's warning and that is what is going on. Indeed because of seeing Dada Nigamananda, so many Dadas became overweight. Furthermore, Baba's clear-cut teaching is that Dadas must not indulge in close relations with members of the opposite sex. (All these rules are noted in the below cited letter.) By his indulgence, Dada is showing that it is "OK" to disregard Baba's teachings. And when Dada compromises then younger, impressionable workers will be led astray by his negative example. For instance, most are aware that the Didi whom Nigamananda spends all his time with one Didi. Dada basically trained her to be his companion. And indeed due to Dada's negative teaching she may think this is the right thing to do. Thus when she recently toured all throughout NY sector in order to drum up support for Nigamananda, then she followed what he taught her. Didi did not try and travel with other Didis, nor did she work alone, instead she linked up with Dada Shubacetananda and the two of them moved all over the sector as if they were permanently joined at the hip. Yet this is not their fault per se.... This is a direct result of Nigamananda's poor example. Didi got indoctrinated into this type of life and then she justified this to Shubacetanandaji. They were so confident in their dealing that they traveled openly together in front of one and all as if they were husband and wife. All margiis, lfts, acaryas, and the common public saw their display. Dada S and Didi moved together in one car all day and stayed together every night. Everyone saw this. Hence Didi and Shubacetananda either thought: 1) This is the proper way of doing since this is what Nigamanandji does. 2) Or they thought that since Nigamananda does not follow Baba's stated conduct rules then I also need not follow. So the root cause behind it all is Nigamananda's negative behaviour. That is why Baba warns us to severely that the misdealing of one Dada will create a lot of problems. Baba says, "Bear in mind that people may be harmed or misled by even a small weakness or defect in the conduct of an a'ca'rya." (AV-31) Namaskar, Malati
Those blindly following Nigamananda and skipping all their conduct rules regarding relations with opposite sex will bear the consequences of their misdeeds. They will have to face the unenviable reaction. It is the duty of each margii and wt not to blindly follow any human being rather we are to follow the direct commands of Guru. Certainly the key problem in all of this is Dada Nigamananda's behaviour yet nor can we 100% ignore or free from blame others who got involved.
I do not want to highlight any Didi's name but without that the report looks like some type of fairy tale. Hence the involved Didi is Ananda Dyotana Avtk. She is the one who passes all her time with Nigamananda and she is the one who recently toured with Shubacetanananda in NY. HERE BELOW IS THE LINK TO THE INITIAL LETTER ON THIS TOPIC....

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