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Two Names, One Divine Entity

From: "Aaron Tenning"
Subject: Two Names, One Divine Entity
Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2010 11:34:04 -0700 (PDT


"A'lo jhariye madhu ks'ariye a'ndha'r sa'riye tumi esecho..."   (P.S. 1233)


 Baba, You have come and by Your divine advent You are showering
effulgence, exuding nectar, and wiping away all darkness. Baba, You have
come-- making the flowers blossom & graciously spreading happiness and
bliss to one and all. Baba, by Your august arrival everyone's hopes and
longings have been fulfilled.
 Baba, living beings were awakened by the deep yearning and pain of
longing in their heart. And with this feeling, in the anticipation & hope
of Your coming, they were awake, watching for Your arrival-- constantly
looking towards Your path. Baba, this pain and longing of devotees
resonated in Your heart and You could no longer remain distant. Baba, You
have come and You are graciously pouring the basket of love-- satisfying
everyone's heart. The sleeping humanity has gotten new life by Your grace.
 Baba-- that river which dried up and evaporated, and that song which was
lost in the oblivion-- the current of that very river and the tune of those
songs You have graciously brought along with You. [1]  
   Baba due to Your august advent You have inundated each and every heart
with the nectar of devotion. This is Your causeless grace...


[1] The inner idea is that when Parama Purusa comes and He saturates the
heart with deep devotion, then all those feelings of love and which had
dried up start to blossom. In the above song, the river signifies the flow
of devotion and the song and melody refers to that subtler expression of
devotional feeling.

             == TWO NAMES, ONE DIVINE ENTITY ==

On and off the topic comes about why some of our AM books are signed as
Shrii PR Sarkar whereas other books are signed as Shrii Shrii Anandamurtiji.
People were going back and forth wondering if these are two
personalities or one personality.

In addition there is general confusion about this as some think and
distrbute their propaganda that Shrii PR Sarkar and Shrii Shrii
Anandamurtiji are two different entities.

So here are some points related with this question:

(1) Look at it this way, Shrii PR Sarkar and Shrii Shrii Anandamurtiji
certainly refer to one singular Entity.

For example, in the mundane sphere it is just like the situation of my
mother. I call her mother; my sons and daughters call grandmother or
grandma; my cousin calls here Aunty. And like this it goes on. But that
does not mean that mother is really three different personalities or more.
And further when she was working in office she has her official designation
also. Official persons were calling her yet a different name. So that
single personality, my mother, has so many names according to their relation
and work. And indeed this is the case with most people. According to
the situation they have a given name, yet all along they are the same person
and personality.

(2) Baba's following graphic example is moving in this same direction:

Baba says, "I told you that the same man, Ramajiivana, is known as Rama to
his father, as Ramu at work - and his children say `Babujii', and his
students `Master Sahib'. and when he is moving along the street wearing a
topii, the taungavala will say ,`Hey topii! Hey topii! Hey topii! He
becomes a topii. But the man is that single man Rama." (AV-3)

(3) Who does not know that Parama Purusha has infinite names. So many names
because He has infinite attributions. Each attribution carries a different
name. In Ananda Vacanamrtam discourse, Baba says

"So Paramashiva, the Sadguru and Ta'raka Brahma are beyond the scope of the
gun'atrikon'a... O Lord, Thou are the controller of everything, but there
is nobody to control You. Your gun'as are beyond the scope of counting.
Nobody can count how many gun'as are there. " (AVM, part 3, 'Sadgurum Tvam
Namami', p.46, )

   (4) Seer, Poet & devotee Padmadanta also expressed like that. When devotees
asked seer Padmadanta to write some poem. He told that b/c Lord has
infinite guna, it is not possible to write by me. Then he wrote one shloka.
In that Padmadanta writes that only Parama Purusha can tell about His
attributions. And that Parama Purusa is One.

(5) So you see that infinite attribution infinite name. BABA is Sadguru so
He is like that. About Lord Shiva we know so many names and so many we do
not know also. But at least more than 2 dozen well known names are there
like: Pashupati, Nata'raj, Trilocan, Vya'gra'mbar, Paincca'nan, Vireshvar,
Mahadev, Vaidyana'th, Shiva', Maheshvara, Ma'ya'diish, Niil Kanth,
Ganga'dhar, Gaoripati, Deveshvar, A'dipita', Mantresh, Mahakoala, Ta'rak
Na'th, Liila'dhara, Shankar, Kalbhairav, Adinath, A'shutosh, Vajradhar,
Hara, Shambhu, Vibhu'tinath etc...
   Interesting thing is nobody amongst those dogmatic Hindu worshippers of
Lord Shiva raises the point that Shiva has different/multiple personalities
according to the attribution and name.

(6) So the whole idea of my letter is that Baba is Parama Purusha. HE has
infinite names-- one for each of His infinite attributions. But no one
should think that these names refer to different personalities. Parama
Purusa is one Entity with different names.

(7) Ultimate then, the conclusion was easiliy reached that Shrii PR Sarkar
and Shrii Shrii Anandamurtiji are the same. One personality with two names.

(8) And top of all we know that the name Shrii PR Sarkar is for non-Margiis
and the name Shrii Shrii Anandamurtiji is for Ananda Margiis.

Here following is Baba's blessing:

Baba says, "O human beings, O' painstaking human beings, don't be afraid,
dont' be disheartened, I am for you. O' human beings please come, you
please come, I am for you." (SS-12, p. 78)


                           Dirty Habits Die Hard

Baba says, "[After] taking a bath...soap, oil, and comb should be used
every day." (Caryacarya-III)

Note: All around the globe every margii is aware about 16 Points and all of
Baba's teachings on health and hygene. Even then a few do not incorporate
all these guidelines into their practical lives. Means some do not apply
oil to their joints etc. So on paper they are aware about everything yet at
retreats one or two may even tell others to follow those things when they
themselves do not do this.

So in total there are 4 categories. Those who are aware; those who are not
aware; those who point out others; and those who do not recommend this to
others. And there may be some other categories also.

However, Baba has made it mandadory that after bathing one should comb the
hair of the joints of the body and also apply an ample amount of oil to
those regions well. This is Baba's distinct guideline and most margiis and
wts strictly adhere to this teaching.

But a very small population of Ananda Margiis shy away from this practice--
for one reason or another. It is sometimes seen that those stuck in a
dogmatic western approach to life do not like to use any oil because they
got addicted to using scented perfume etc. And there may be other reasons
why in so-called advanced countries people do not follow this point of
using oil-- neither they apply it to their joints nor on their head. And in
other parts of the globe a few have their own private reasons why they
avoid using oil.

In contrast in those countries where oil is used more regularly used, then
new margiis readily adapt to the practice of putting oil on the joints.
Means they quickly adopt this new practice. Because their mind is naturally
open to this idea; whereas in some western nations a couple people are
reticent to ever use oil-- that is why it is commonly proclaimed that this
is one of the dogmas of the west.

But most Ananda Margiis practice the use of oil and certainly there are
some sectors where it is even more widely practiced. And in that case those
practitioners naturally get all the special benefits. And indeed there is a
very significant reason behind all this which Baba has given. Namely that
the lymph glands are located there in the joints and by applying oil to
those areas then the lymphatic glands get the nourishment they need.
Note 2: One need not spend a lot of money purchasing oil and it need not be
an imported variety. Rather in each area of the globe margiis should use
that type of oil which is commonly available to them at at reasonable
price. At the same time the oil should not be low-grade either. It should
be a standard variety from that area. In India many use coconut oil while
in the Mediterranean olive oil is more widely available. And like that from
place to place it will vary so everyone should experiment and use one of
the locally produced oils and find one they like best. this is the
Proutistic way.

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