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Understanding Baba's Praise of Others

To: From: wellsley29@markwebmail.... Subject: Understanding Baba's Praise of Others Date: Fri, 03 Sep 2010 18:11:26 -0700 (PDT) Baba "Tumi na' bale esechile, a'j na' bale cale gele..." (P.S. 1327) Purport: Baba, without saying anything You came and appeared in my dhya'na, and now today without telling You just left-- disappeared. Baba, I was lying in the dust on the path, but You just lifted me up and put me on Your lap. It is Your grace, O' Parama Purus'a. Baba, my dwelling was old and tattered-- broken down. And not only that, I was also without intellect and conscience. Indeed, my condition was so pitiful that I did not have even one morsel to put into my mouth. But, by Your grace, You bestowed everything upon me and You taught me all the things. Baba, I was not understanding the dharma of human life-- what human beings should do, what are the do's and don'ts-- about all these things I was not at all aware. To get You I did not do any sadhana. But even then by Your grace You have taught me sadhana and You have blessed me with perfection to move ahead on the path. O' my dearmost Baba, previously in my life I was not even getting the status of a human being. All the teachings I had been given were full of dogma. Baba, by Your grace You have poured the sweetness and given me a voice and lifted me onto Your Divine lap. Baba, You have done everything. Secretly You came and secretly You left-- even then You have arranged everything for me. Baba, Your grace is unforgettable...
Namaskar, We all know that Baba has come and graciously given one supreme ideology for guiding the humanity-- i.e. the Ananda Marga ideology. In delivering His AM philosophy, along the way, in very specific places Baba has appreciated various people from the past and present history. Most Margiis understand that whenever Baba cites anyone's name in His discourses then He is merely recognizing that jiiva's effort in a very particular & limited way. It is not that Baba is wholeheartedly supporting everything that individual has done in their life and that therefore we should follow that person's entire dogmatic philosophy. It is not like that. Here below are some examples which reflect this whole idea. Please read the following.
(1) Throughout AM ideology Baba has step by step exposed all the dogma & negativity of the Muslim religion. In numerous discourses He tore down each and every one of Mohammed's dogmatic teachings. Even then on one occasion Baba has supported and appreciated Mohammed on one very small, particular point. That happened in Gorakhpur DMC January 1984-- and also in His book "Human Society". But of course just because Baba has appreciated Mohammed in this limited scope, this does not mean that we Ananda Margiis should honor Mohammed, thinking him to be divine, & follow Mohammed's negative teachings of Islam. This we should not do. Rather we must stand on our Marga fundamentals and continue to fight against all the exploitative ways of the dogmatic Muslim religion. Such as Islam's extreme manipulation of women etc.
(2) Similarly Karl Marx introduced one completely hellish philosophy called Communism and those grotesque teachings buckled the knees of the whole humanity. Indeed Marxism/Communism has been the cause of innumerable tortures and chaos. Even then on one or two accounts Baba has appreciated Karl Marx in a couple of particular way. But on the grounds of that extremely limited appreciation it does not mean we should drop AM and fill our days marching to the tune of Marx's demonic philosophy. Rather we should carry the svastika flag of Ananda Marg / Prout.
(3) Likewise Shankaracarya introduced the destructive teachings of Mayavada (illusion theory) and not only that but he created so many problems in the society and he invented numerous religious dogmas. And the whole negativity of the caste system also falls on his head. But even then Baba has openly appreciated a few of Shankaracarya's teachings like bhakti being the best path. In our Marga this mandate we also follow about the excellence of devotion. But that does not mean that we Ananda Margiis should begin adopting all those suffocating teachings of Shankaracarya like Mayavada-- world is fake-- and thus stop doing service to the society. To do that would be entirely wrong and an injustice to the humanity.
(4) Similarly Buddha's negative teachings created huge problems all around the globe. Such as his nihilistic philosophy of dukha-vada and his wrong definition of ahimsa. Plus because of Buddhism, medical science was tossed aside for centuries and another problem is the Buddhism turned human beings into cowards. All these scars happened because of Buddhism. But even then on certain points Baba has appreciated some of Buddha's teachings like the 'Cakuna Samvaro' shloka. And that very shloka Baba has incorporated into His AM teachings. But on the basis of this limited appreciation it does not mean that Ananda Margiis should therefore start following all those blind and negative features of Buddhist philosophy. Rather we must always raise the banner of AM.
(5) And here is another example: the writer Carl Sandberg. As we know Sandberg's food habits and daily routine etc were not at all sentient. And on various points he was confused or living in the dark entirely. Even then Baba has appreciated him by quoting a few lines from one of his poems. Why? Because those lines were consistent with the teachings of AM. But that does not mean we should give up 16 Points and start singing the glories of Carl Sandberg and follow all his teachings.
(6) Similarly the Veda is full of negative dogma; specifically the Karma Kanda section of the Vedas is full of useless things and harmful teachings. It is nearly 100% dogma and Baba has described this in His Prout discourse 'Dogma of the Vedas'. But at the same time many good things are also there which Baba has collected and given in countless discourses. But it does mean that we should start reading all the 4 vedas and begin following those things and give up AM philosophy.
(7) Likewise Vyasa Deo created all sorts of negative mythologies and all kinds of tiirthas etc. Because on the one side Vyasa Deo wrote all the 18 puranas / myths which are full of misguided preachings about the glory of tiirtha. So he is responsible for starting so many of those Hindu dogmas. But about this same Vyasa Deo, Baba appreciates the writings which he did about the Mahabharata. Indeed Baba has expressed this appreciation for Vyasa Deo in Prabhat Samgiita #1307. But that does not mean that we Ananda Margiis should follow all of Vyasa Deo's misguided teachings and that we should pass the rest of our days going to one or another of those dogmatic Hindus tiirthas etc. Instead we must continue to stand on the firm foundation of AM and wipe out all forms of dogma.
(8) And same is the case with Rabindranath Tagore. Because Tagore's writings contain all sorts of errors and Baba Himself has pointed out the negativity and the misguided devotional approach of some of Rabindranath's songs-- Ravindra Samgiita. Hence from top to bottom Rabindranath has written so many dogmatic things. Yet we all know that on certain particular aspects Baba has also appreciated Tagore's contributions. But we would be foolish to think that therefore all of Tagore's writings are pure and that we should start following them. Or that we should cast Prabhat Samgiita aside and instead delve into the world of Ravindra Samgiita. This would not be good. No one should get confused in that way. Rather e should strictly adhere to Baba's dharmic teachings.
(9) And like this there are other examples where Baba appreciates a particular person in a very specified manner when other misguided teachings and dogmatic guidelines by that same individual created all sorts of problems for the society.
- We should only follow Baba's dharmic teachings because Baba has selected and collected all the good points from others' writings and incorporated them into AM. So we need not go through all those dogmatic writings. - About those unit beings whom Baba has recognized, Baba does not appreciate their overall writings. Rather just one tiny, limited aspect of their writing. - The sense is that Baba has scooped up all the goods things from amongst their dogmatic writings and incorporated them into HIS own blemishless teachings of Ananda Marga. - We should not think just because Baba has cited & appreciated someone that therefore we should start following that person's garbage. Because just see how there is Lenin street in Ananda Nagar, but that does not mean that therefore we should follow Communism. - Baba has appreciated certain people on one point or another. In that way we should understand that on that single particular point their writing is approved. It does not mean however that we should appreciate all their negative teachings. In that case we would be chasing after all sorts of misguided approaches such as Communism, Marxism, Gandhism, Islam etc. So we should not do like that. - Likewise to that think everything Rabindranath has given is a jewel, such an approach is just bankruptcy of the mind. Although some things that Rabindranath published are good, but at the same time Rabindranath has also written so many dogmatic things. - We always have to see both sides of Baba's comments in a balanced way. Then with our own vivek we will understand that those things which Baba has selected and given to us are good, and the rest is dogma. - Drifting away from Guru's guideline and getting stuck up in reading the junk of anyone's negative and dogmatic philosophy is not at all good, rather harmful. - Human life is short; best is to adhere to Baba's own guidelines. In this way dharma will be established and one human society will be built. - We are fortunate Baba has given everything; the philosophy of Parama Purusa perfect. So we need not read other dogmatic writings. Just we should follow Baba.
Baba says, "Ananda Marga alone is dharma and all the rest are sectisms." (SS-1 p. 63) Baba says, "Absolute knowledge is the direct message from God...The books in A'nanda Ma'rga philosophy are all absolute knowledge." (PNS-18, p.10) Namaskar, Jiivendra Note 1: On various Marga networks-- from time to time-- some contributors start speaking great things about Buddha or Marx or Gandhi or Tagore etc. But the teachings of such aforementioned persons are not fit for Ananda Margiis-- nor for humanity. What Baba has appreciated from such persons we should also appreciate by incorporating that into our lives. But beyond that all our unreserved patience goes toward Baba and no one else. Note 2: If someone has been given an endless supply of fresh mountain spring water to drink, then when he is thirsty he should not leave that and try to quench his thirst by licking the dew off the leaves of the trees. Doing that is... Likewise leaving Baba's divine AM philosophy in order to follow someone else's dogmatic writings is...
******************************************** To Understand "Yoga Psychology"
Baba says, "According to general belief, psychology is a part of general science, and should therefore not be included as a part of philosophy. Thus psychology has been accepted as a branch of science in the West. But in A'nanda Ma'rga, psychology has been included as a part of philosophy. Moreover, according to A'nanda Ma'rga the scope of psychology is wider than what is usually accepted by psychologists. (APH-4, p. 260) Note: To understand Yoga Psychology means our AM book- "Yoga Psychology". Generally people think that psychology means some type of dry subject, or utopian idea, or something that does not have a link with our higher Self. This dogma got started because the western so-called philosophy of psychology is dry. It does not have any link with the Supreme Entity. In true sense their philosophy of psychology is nothing but dry desert sand. That is why we find with most of the western psychologists that a screw is loose. Excuse me, but this is the fact. In contrast, Yoga Psychology is completely different-- it is a high thing. So it is our duty to remove the confusion in the mind of non-margiis about the subject of "psychology".

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