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Vivek Needed

Date: Wed, 02 Feb 2011 14:14:52 +0100
From: Omkaranath Deva
Subject: Vivek Needed


                    == VIVEK NEEDED ==

Vivek is the need of the day as Baba has declared that in the present era
hypocrisy is rampant. The central idea being that without a strong sense of
discrimination one will get duped by the leading hypocrites or tall talkers
of the society. This is what happens day in and day out to the general
public. Indeed, this is even more so in these tumultous times wherein
masses have begun taking to the streets to express their frustrations
with the present conditions. In that case new "leaders" are bound to arise.

Some of these leaders may indeed have genuine feeling to lead but lack
our Proutistic solutions and other rising leaders are just plain hypocrites.
Everyone has to be aware.

                   OUR POSITION IS BETTER

For Ananda Margiis though the case is entirely different. By Baba's divine
grace we have developed greater vivek (discrimination) through spiritual
practice and by studying His social teachings. Through the dual approach of
sadhana and study by Baba's grace our minds are becoming pointed and
capable of properly evaluating the social scene.

Even then on occasion a few in our Marga regularly get mesmerized by some of the
tall-talkers in the general society and they think such persons will be the
leaders of Prout. Reason being that they get impressed by hearing the
flowery yet crooked propaganda of such speakers.

                      BABA'S WARNINGS

That's why Baba guides us not to be taken in or befooled by such political
propaganda artists.

Baba says, "Do not be misled by anybody's tall talks. Judge merit by seeing
the performance." (CC part 2, p 13)

The sense anyone can give high sounding lectures and glorified promises,
that is why Baba directs to critically evaluate the quality of their actions.

Baba opens eyes to one other fact. Namely that various political leaders
will say and promise anything in order to get hold of the post. With tears
in their eyes they will outrightly speak out against and console the plight
of the poor. Yet side by side after gaining victory in the elections
leaders will totally forget and ignore their stated promises.

In his teaching about pashvacar-- animals in human form-- Baba warns us
about the crookedness of such persons. Because they think one thing, speak
something else, and do something totally different. There is not a shred of
consistency between their thoughts, words, and actions. That is why they
are C-grade type of persons-- the lowest of the low.

                     HOW TO SELECT LEADERS

Here following are two of Baba's distinct and dharmic guidelines about
selecting the proper social leaders.

Baba says, "Love all, trust in all, but do not give responsibility to those
not established in Yama-Niyama." (CC-2, 'Society', pt#3)

Baba says, "Those not established in Yama Niyama should not get the
opportunity to assume leadership of anyone."  (CC-2, 'Society, pt#26-d)

The central idea is that those not established in the ideals of spiritual
morality should never get scope be to sit in the pilot's chair. They should
never get opportunity to lead.

Unfortunately these days from east to west, the entire political arena is
full of such incompetent persons-- those who show a blatant lack of
integrity. But they get their post by their high sounding words. And time
and time again the general public gets befooled. This is the sorry state of


Here following Baba reminds us of who qualify to be the guides of society.

Baba says, "Sadvipras are those who follow the principles of Yama and
Niyama-- the principles of spiritual morality-- and are devoted to the
Supreme Consciousness." (Prout 18)

Baba says, "People will recognise sadvipras by their exemplary conduct,
selfless service, dutifulness and moral integrity." (Prout 18)

Baba says, "Only sadvipras can serve all human beings selflessly and lead
others along the path of all-round advancement." (Prout 18)

Baba says, "These sadvipras -- those who follow a correct philosophy of
life and practice a correct system of sa'dhana' or spiritual practices --
will be the leaders of the society in the future." (Prout 18)

To avoid further crisis we should grab hold of Baba's feet and strictly
adhere to his above stated guidelines-- never allowing ourselves to put
negative persons in the helm.

In addition, it is our duty to raise awareness with the general populace
and educate society as we are heading into a tremedous stage of socio-
political transition, and if people know what to look for in a leader,
it will spare society much difficulty and hardship.

                    BABA'S BLESSING

Baba says, "Soon comes the day of change when the... the high sand
embankments get washed away by the floods of revolution." (Prout)

Omnkarnath Deva

Baba says, "At the time of initiation or shortly afterwards, those who do not
have a Sanskrit name should be given one by the ácárya/á. The word deva should
be suffixed to the name...the more the usage of deva as a title, the better it
is. The Sanskrit name should be used in all worldly dealings." (Caryacarya-1)


In the recent past a few simple Proutists were thinking that people like
form Arundhati Roy to Ralph Nader where the next great leaders for society. And
while such persons may have done good research and may possess certain skills,
they do not have the necessary teachings or practices to be a Prout leader. They
may be able to give rousing talks and glaring statistics, but Baba advocates
that the seed vessel of a leader's mind must be imbibed with spiritual morality
and neo-humanism, otherwise one will invariably be prone to their own agenda.

                         PRABHAT SAMGIITA

"Tumi esecho bha'lobesecho phule hesecho..." (PS 2778)


   Baba, by Your divine grace You have come and loved me and You are
smiling like the flowers. Baba, by Your grace You have brought the message
of hope along with You, and infused the feeling of optimism in my heart. My
mind which was clouded with hopelessness has now gotten new light by Your
august arrival. Baba, You are gracing me by singing Your divine songs.
  Baba, You have inundated this entire universe with the nectar of
With the sweet and gentle breeze and with the warmth of the heart, You have
graciously infused devotion within each and every created being of this
expressed universe-- by this way You go on divinely dancing*. From the
mountain peaks down to the ocean depths up to the deep blue sky,
everywhere You have saturated everything in Your divine love.
  Baba, You have divinely vibrated the great sky with the eternal sonorous
sound of Your nu'pur*. Hearing the attractive melody of Your divine flute,
my heart and mind sways in bliss. Baba, by Your grace You have lit the lamp
of devotion in my heart; my entire existence-- my every atom and molecule--
is ensconced in the bliss of Your supreme ideation.
  Baba, with Your sweet and charming smile You have come in my heart and
loved me. Baba, You have showered causeless grace...

Asterisk Notes (*):

*Divinely Dancing: This entire universe is His divine dance; all the flora,
fauna, everything is His expression and moving according to His rhythm.
That is why Baba has given the title of one book as, "The Eternal Dance of
the Macrocosm".

*Nu'pur= The literal meaning of Nupur is ankle bell but here it does not
mean that Baba is dancing on the stage in a large performance hall with an
ankle bell on His foot, just like other dancers do. Rather His divine ankle
bell represents the expression of that eternal sound: Omnkara. So ankle
bell means one of the sounds of divine realisation. For Baba's descriptive
discourse about the sounds of realisation please refer to His famous
discourse titled, 'The Six Stages of Realisation', which is the third
chapter of His book, "Nama'mi Krs'n'a Sundaram".

                       UNKNOWN FACT ABOUT WEALTH

Baba says, "In the subtle economic sense, the value of wealth is the real
wealth. Wealth, if not properly defined, may mean only riches. But the
value of wealth is to be measured in terms of its capacity to purchase
commodities. That is, the purchasing capacity of wealth is its real value.
This real value of wealth has not yet been properly understood in numerical
terms by economists." (Proutist Economics, p. 269)

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