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Magic of (Mis)labeling

Date: Sat, 09 Oct 2010 06:58:41 -0000 To: From: Subject: Magic of (Mis)labeling Baba PS Intro: This below song reflects that deeply spiritual truth how Parama Purusa is always graciously calling the jiivas towards His divine Self through His eternal sound of omnkara-- His murali dhvani, the divine sound of Cosmic Consciousness. "Tumi je d'ekecho a'ma'y, a'ja je ghare tha'ka' da'y..." (PS 736) Purport: Baba, it is impossible for me to remain here in my house because by Your grace You have called me to come close to You. Baba, I want to respond to Your gracious call. Baba, it is difficult to comprehend how wonderfully magical Your tunes and melodies are. Baba, You are so charming. Baba, in the abode of my mind the divine vibrations of Your flute resonate incessantly-- ceaselessly. By Your grace I hear Your flute always: While sleeping, in my dreams, and in my awakened state. Baba, You are so gracious; You are residing in my heart all the time, all the 24hrs. Baba, even if I want to forget You, how can I forget You. Baba, Your greatness is beyond conception. No matter how many octaves I know, You are remaining beyond them all. You are beyond the reach of my limited human capacity. Baba, by Your grace the resonance of Your divine flute makes me float beyond all the lokas in Your rhythm, in Your song, and in Your blissful melodies. Baba, O' Divine Entity, please give me shelter at Your lotus feet...
Namaskar, In this day and age, the practice of mislabeling things according to one's own interest is quite common. Wrong things are labeled as right, and right as wrong. Or you can label an item as something totally different from what it really is. It is the same as how a crafty business man sold individual grapes as miniature watermelons in order to boost sales and turn a big profit. His "new item" became the talk of the town - everyone thought it was very unique. People could not understand that it was a grape. And in another area, one dealer was selling a kitten (baby domestic cat) as a cub (baby tiger). Here are other examples of mislabeling: In India, liquor shops have big signs out front saying "Madhu Shala", or abode of nectar. And in the USA, junk food is labeled as "all natural". Around the globe, very cheap and useful ayurvedic medicines get labeled with fancy English lettering and entrepreneurs exponentially increase the price and sell it for an exorbitant amount. These types of cheating tactics are not related to a particular country or area. Cunning or crafty people all over resort to this tactic of mislabeling. By this deliberate mislabeling, many doing business are selling regular tap water as holy Ganges water. This is the magic and propaganda of (mis)labeling. First label something as what you want your product to be, and then beat the drum very loudly. Then many naive people will rush after that - like insects go to the light without realizing that they will be burned. So (mis)labeling has a huge impact. Nowadays in India all kinds of fake yogis are treated as demi-gods & true sadhus are getting kicked around. That is also a labeling issue. Indeed with labeling you can treat dharma as adharma and sinful as virtue. (Mis)labeling works THAT well - it is magic. It works outside AM as well as inside the Marga.
One group leader also used this technique. To sell his invention of Mahaprayan he found one melancholic song from Baba's Prabhat Samgiita collection and labeled it as a Mahaprayan song. Unfortunately, that is what has happened: Some melancholic songs from Baba's divine collection of Prabhat Samgiita have been (mis)labeled as "Mahaprayan songs", such as PS #2085. In order to legitimize the fake Mahaprayan program, some devotional melancholic songs have been mislabeled as MPD songs. Those simple margiis who are not very aware about Prabhat Samgiita started believing this fantasy. All because of (mis)labeling. By this way, the caravan of MPD grew. But we should not fall prey to this mislabeling trick. Baba has given 5018 songs. They come in all kinds of varieties. One of them is melancholic. But some have taken to labeling certain songs as "Mahaprayan songs". With our devotional outlook we must examine the validity of this claim.
In common parlance, everyone is aware about love songs. Love can be directed in a worldly way (kama) or in a spiritual manner (prema). The first is worldly attachment and the second is love for God. In either case the song is melancholic. As long as the person longs for the proximity of their lover, then that constitutes a melancholic song. Of course Baba has written melancholic songs related with love (prema) for Parama Purusa. In worldly "love songs" that appear on the radio, as well as in poems, folk songs, dramas, sentient literature, and pseudo-culture parties etc, there are countless examples, where a person expresses their pain of having their lover so far away. And there are devotional love songs as well made famous by devotional poets like Rabindranath Tagore, Vidyapati, Surdas, Miirabai, Kabir Das and so many others who have written countless melancholic songs. If this trend of labeling melancholic songs as Mahaprayan songs continues, someone will certainly label Tagore's melancholic songs as the Mahaprayan song of Lord Krsna or the Divine Entity etc. Because these are all melancholic songs, but in case of Prabhat Samgiita such melancholic songs got labeled as MPD songs. That is the tragedy.
When the lyrics of a song express that a lover does not feel proximity to their beloved, then that song is a melancholic song. Melancholic songs are an important part of devotional life. In Sanskrit it is called virah, (melancholy). For example, in those worldly love (kama) songs there are lines like: "I can't stand having you gone", "Why did you leave so soon", "I can't live without you" etc. All the aforementioned lines from popular love (kama) songs reflect a person's agony of having their lover away. They cannot stand the pain of separation. This is a very common feeling when two close persons are infatuated with one another. So those lines express worldly feelings of love and intimacy. Suppose someone is singing, "Why did you leave me." Here, this expression means a person loves their dearest so much that even a short span of separation feels like an eternity. They want to be close yet due to circumstance they are not - hence their pain and misery. They want to be near their beloved and that is why they sing, "Why did you leave me?" So those lines -"Why did you leave me" - do not mean that their lover has died etc.
In Prabhat Samgiita, similar lines are used to express feelings of melancholy. Of course in Prabhat Samgiita the link between bhakta and Parama Purusa is based on devotional yearning - not superficial mundane attraction (kama). We all understand that Baba knows the feelings of all His devotees and how they relate and express their love towards Parama Purusa. So for each and every kind of devotional expression (i.e. love or prema) Baba has uniquely composed His lyrics in Prabhat Samgiita. If you go through the meanings and purports of those songs you will realize these are means for a devotee to express his deep love and affection for Parama Purusa That depth of communication is present. Those who do regular sadhana - especially dhyana - sometimes feel the close proximity of Parama Purusa and sometimes devotees feel that Baba is distant and far away. At times, despite their devotional yearning, the sadhaka does not feel that He is coming in dhyana. And that gives the feeling of melancholy in the heart of any sadhaka who is trying to meditate. In that mental state, the bhakta sings the song: Tumi esechile ka'u ke na' bole, Na' ja'niye gele cale (PS 2085) "Oh my Lord, You came in my mental abode, then without telling me You went away. Now I am trying to meditate on you in dhyana but I am not getting you." A melancholic song does not mean that Baba has gone away and left forever. Baba is everywhere but the sadhaka does not feel the presence of Parama Purusa in his heart. That is why this type of emotion comes: "O Lord where have You gone, why have You left me." The melancholic song does not mean the death of the lover - and certainly not the death of Parama Purusa. A melancholic song of Prabhat Samgiita does not mean the song of death. Hence the aforementioned song, PS #2580 "Tumi esechile...", is a melancholic song. The bhakta was blessed to have the close proximity of Parama Purusa in the past but now in his meditation Parama Purusa is not coming in that very intimate way. So the sadhakha feels melancholic. Thus this is not at all a death or so-called mahaprayan song.
Baba has composed thousands of such melancholic songs. Devious political motivations should never lead one to mislabel these songs. With our own devious political reasons we should never mislabel these songs. If we ever do that - knowingly or unknowingly - we are committing sin.
As disciples of Shrii Shrii Anandamurti ji it is our duty to protect His teachings and literature. We should not allow anyone to alter or mislabel His melancholic songs as Mahaprayan song or death song of Parama Purusa. We should not watch helplessly. We should come forward and save Bhagavad dharma. The song is melancholic and should remain as a melancholic song. It should not be mislabeled and used for some other agenda like so-called Mahaprayan. Baba says, "We will not deviate an inch from our ideology, nor will we allow others to do so...If one is not able to give the people proper guidance, then at least one should not misguide them [the common people]. One must not divert them from the proper path." (Namah Shivaya Shantaya, Disc: 14) Baba says, "Scriptures containing spiritual injunctions must be totally flawless." (Namah Shivaya Shantaya, Disc: 14) Namaskar, Virendra
At so-called mahaprayan, since 1990 onwards, purposely this song has been sung and mislabeled as "The MPD song". The meaning gets explained in such a way to encourage the emotion that Parama Purusa has died. They created this vibration by their tall talks and tried to permanently label PS 2085 (and other melancholic songs) as Mahaprayan songs. Just like a marriage song is only sung at marriage ceremonies; similarly they want this song, PS #2085, to be exclusively designated as the Mahaprayan song. That is the sinful thing that is going on. Parama Purusa is always in the heart of devotees yet this feeling of death is imposed this sinful program of "Mahaprayan".
Just as idol worshipers are emotionally involved in idols and they do not want to listen to the logic that idol worship crudifies them, similarly in MPD the emotion is charged and people do not want to hear that Parama Purusa, who they think died, is sitting in the heart watching them yet they are treating Him as ordinary mortal who died. In this case, blind emotion gets victory over rationality & devotion, while dogma prevails.
******************************************** Food Affects Protoplasmic Cells
Baba says, "Whatever I get, that I will eat" - this must not be the policy of a sane being. This human body is a composite of protoplasmic cells, and these protoplasmic cells are made of the food we take in. If the food and drink is defective, then the protoplasmic cells will also become defective, and the human mind, which is the collective mind of so many protoplasmic minds, will also become defective. That is why ta'masik or static food has a negative influence on the human mind." (SS-18 p.3)

Simple Story Difficult to Understand

From: "Alex Hufnagel" To: AM-GLOBAL Subject: Simple Story Difficult to Understand Date: Fri, 8 Oct 2010 16:13:54 +0000
Namaskar, There once was a master and he had many, many servants. With their master, they worked dutifully and loyally. One day the master went on a tour. The moment that all the servants found out that the master was gone, they sold all the mater's furniture and household items. Plus they killed and buried the master's son in the courtyard. Now we have to think why the same servants - who were quite loyal in the past - suddenly started selling those things and murdering his relations the moment they thought the master is gone. Why did they do that? The answer is simple: In the absence of the master, their true colours came forth. Those who are notorious will reveal their real form when they are not watched. That is the way it works The main problem then with those servants was their defective idea that: "The master is not here so we can do what we want".
In '90, on one particular day at one particular ashram it was propagated that "Master is no more". Those who critically believed that really Master is no more started expelling others, distorting Master's teachings, selling Master's land, and so many other nefarious activities. Unitedly they were doing this. Later on they even started killing each other. At that point one can say that: "The chickens came home to roost." Now let's examine how this all came to pass. In the early days after 1990 they are 100% united in their activities. Together these people wrote a declaration and announced that Baba (Master) has not only departed but He has greatly departed; i.e. Mahaprayan. They thought, "Now we are free. Nobody is watching us; nobody is going to punish us; we are free; so let's enjoy." That was the "momentous day" when Caryacarya was appended by a unanimous vote of all members of the Central Committee. They unitedly declared that Baba is no more. The meaning was: "Nobody is watching us: we are free." Since then, by their action you can see how their behaviour is the outcome of that very critical notion that "Baba has not just departed but He has made His great departure, i.e. Mahaprayan, and gone far far away where He cannot see us."
Human beings are not just machines. Each and every action is related with a psychic feeling or impetus. If any dogmatic person sacrifices an animal in front of their favoured deity an inner inspiration or idea is needed to carry out that action. The hand alone is not responsible; mind is responsible. One's mind-set is the main thing. So the notion - i.e. Baba's great departure & He is no more - is a very horrible outlook that is causing all all sorts of disasters. Although it is a very simple equation, it is not easy to understand. Why? Because avidya maya has bound such persons and wants to keep them as her servants in the cycle of birth and death for ages and ages. Because of the noose of avidya maya, they cannot understand. Till this point of Mahaprayan (i.e. Baba is gone) is understood, one can forget about any and all peace and happiness in the Marga.
Neither Sarvatmananda nor Nigamananda nor Rudrananda would have sold the Baba Quarters in Patna or the Didi's Master Unit in Asansol in presence of Baba. After His "Great Departure" they sold those lands because they thought: "Baba is gone, i.e. Mahaprayan. He is no longer watching so we can do as we wish." That is their defective outlook and root cause of all their misdeeds. The story is simple but difficult to understand If anyone is really sincere and wants to address the root cause of all these heinous activities, then the problem will be solved. So long as they are superficially treating the matter they cannot and will not solve the problem. The root cause is "Baba is gone we are free; we can do whatever we like; He is not there watching." It is this defective outlook that needs to be addressed. Once again, the story is simple but difficult to understand. Namaskar, Arisudan
Nowadays in AMPS, such people have created the culture of talking about Baba in the past tense. No religion that talks about their god in the past survives. We should keep this in mind.

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