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For Optimal Health-- III

Date: Thu 04 Feb 2011 11:55:42 -0000
From: "Mishra"
Subject: For Optimal Health-- III


               == FOR OPTIMAL HEALTH-- III ==

As we all know fasting is special practice whereby one's entire system gets
cleansed and purified. Because by allowing the organs to rest and collect
the toxins, the body gets the opportunity to rejuvenate itself. And of
course, breaking the fast properly with a thorough cleansing process is an
indispensable feature of fasting-- otherwise much of the benefits are lost.

So by doing the whole fasting and breaking in a sincere and complete manner
then an innumerable amount of "health and wealth" is aroused in the human
structure such that the body and mind glisten with purity and lightness.


That is why we all know that Baba Himself is very strict with all margiis
and acaryas on the point of fasting. He wants that we should derive all the
many benefits from this great practice. Indeed, in multiple ways He reminds us
that always He is watching. This following teaching is leading in that
exact manner.

Baba says, "Suppose, a gentleman is undergoing fasting, and secretly in a
closed room, he takes chocolate. 'No one will know, nobody will know.' But
it is not so. His unit cognition will know that he has taken chocolate. And
similarly, the Cosmic Father will know that in a particular room one unit
body took chocolate very secretly, and that unit body is still thinking,
that the fact that he took chocolate on a fast-day is not known to anybody.
It is known to everybody. Nothing is a secret." (AV-12)

Hence Baba is acutely aware of exactly what happens-- as well as what does
not happen-- on our each and every fasting day. And He wants that we
sincerely follow His guideline as this is for our welfare.

                       BABA POINTS OUT

That is why in dharma samiiksa and in all types of reporting sessions, Baba
used to point out sadhakas on the point of fasting in front of one and all.
And if one person got pointed out it was understood that if others are also
falling into this same category then they should also rectify themselves.
That was the spirit. It was not just that Baba was speaking to only one
individual on such occasions.

Some people would wonder why Baba was pointing out margiis or Wts in front
of the collective, as opposed to informing them individually. And surely
the reason for this is that Baba did not have the time to speak to each and
every individual on each and every particular point. So by highlighting a
particular sadhaka's mistake in public, then if 4 or 5 others were doing
the same wrongdoing then naturally they would get also alarmed. And the
feeling would come that they too should rectify themselves. As they
understood that Baba is very concerned and strict on this point.

Plus, another reason is that naming the defects on the public platform was
a good way of reminding one and all. Because day after day or every few
days if He was pointing out a different  margii or Wt on the point of
fasting, then it automatically became a reminder to all those present that
this was something important. So if anyone was attending the reporting for
an entire week or two week period, then numerous reminders they would get.

And invariably they would spread that idea to others who did not attend.

Here we should keep in ming that as Guru Baba was pointing out the defects
of disciples from the very beginning, not just in later years. From the Jamalpur
era up to the grand DMCs in the late 80's, Babe would point out, beat, and His
shower love. This was all done for our welfare. By this way we could grow and move on towards Suprem fulfillment. Baba is the dharma Guru and His special quality is to both love and punish.

Baba says, "The preceptor must also be nigraha (capable of inflicting punishment) and anugraha (capable of bestowing grace). One who punishes only or who bestows grace only is not an ideal preceptor." (ANIWL-9)

                    WHY POINT OUT IN PUBLIC                   

Hence overall there were at minimum two distinct reasons for pointing
people out in front of the collective: lack of time to speak to everyone on
an individual basis and by this way it was a good reminder to one and all.
Thus within a short period Baba could rectify and instill proper practices
within countless sadhakas within the entire Marga. Overall we can say it
was His special technique and blessing.

And surely every Margii and Wt will readily admit that Baba is very strict
on the point of fasting. And He wants that we should all be sincere on this
very point. As He tells us again and again in various ways that indeed He
is always watching our each and every action to ensure our welfare.

I hope others will also come forward and share their experiences on this
very topic.

                            BABA'S BLESSING

Here following is Baba's Blessing:

Baba says, "You boys and you girls do you realise why you were born? You
were born to do something to please Parama Purusa. Always move towards
Parama Purusa through your actions, through your thoughts, through your
contemplation, and your goal will be attained, your purpose in coming to
this world will be fulfilled." (SS-18)

Satyanarayan Deva

                       OUR SANSKRIT NAMES

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)



1. First mix 1/4 piece of lemon or lime with some salt in a dry container--
preferably a plastic or ceramic container, but not metal.

2. Then add 1/2 litre to 1 litre of warm water and stir.

3. The lemon salt water mixture should be distinctly salty to taste-- but
not overly salty.

4. If your mixture is not sufficiently salty then little by little more can
be added. And if really it is already too salty then simply dilute your
mixture by adding more warm water.

5. Then one should begin to drink this lemon salt water. Not in one gulp
per se, but in a series of comfortable sips and swallows over the course of
a few minutes, without bloating the stomach. But one should not take too
much time either.

6. After finishing that initial round of salty lemon water then one can
walk nearby for a minute or two-- either in the fresh air or indoors.

7. Plus you can gently stretch the upper body by raising the arms on the
inhale and then exhaling and gently bending to the side. And repeat by
bending to the opposite direction. This gently helps to hasten the
cleansing process.

8. Then as soon as one feels ready to again drink, then the next round of
lemon salt water should be taken. Note: It is important not to wait too
long in between rounds. As soon as the stomach feels comfortable one should
again drink.

9. And like this multiple rounds should be done of drinking lemon salt
water and then walking slowly. This process should be repeated until one
feels the need to go to the toilet. And overall upwards of 2-3 litres of
lemon salt water can be ingested in this way. (Note: But under no
circumstances should solid food be taken yet. Rather this will wreak havoc
on the system as fresh food will be sitting on top of waste material. So no
food should be taken at all until the entire system gets clear.)

10. By this process of drinking round after around, a strong urge will come
to go to the toilet-- within 1/2 hour to one hour, depending. And initially
when in the toilet a very strong smelling brown waste matter will be
released. And thereafter progressively more and more liquids will be
released via the rectum. This will also be brown at the beginning. But one
should not worry that they have been stricken with a severe case of
diarrhea. It is not like that. Rather this is the initial stage of cleaning
out the digestive track.

11. Once one has begun the process of defecating & clearing the stomach and
bowels. Then you can switch over from drinking a salty mixture and instead
begin taking pure fresh water without any salt. This fresh water will help
hydrate the body and will also aid in the cleansing process.

12. In this process of cleaning one might have to visit the toilet anywhere
between 3-5 times, or more. And one important thing to remember is that
never should the urge be suppressed and "held in". Rather as soon as the
impulse comes one should go straight to the toilet.

The waste material will go from brown and somewhat solid to being yellowish and
liquidy until finally being a completely clear liquid. And once completely clear
liquid comes then in this case one can feel assured that indeed the entire digestive
track has become clean-- including the intestines, colon, and stomach. Everything has
become perfectly clean.

14. And by this entire process of cleansing a very light and healthy
feeling will consume the body. And one will fell very happy, fresh, and

15. Within ten to fifteen minutes a slight feeling of hunger will come. And
at that point one can eat 2-3 ripe bananas, depending on the size. But the
bananas should be soft and ripe-- not green and hard.

16. And then after taking a few bananas-- and do be careful not to overeat
and fill the stomach completely-- then after waiting 25 minutes it is
important to again drink some fresh water. This will help in digesting the

17. And thereafter when stronger hunger comes one should take some easily
digestible food-- like well-hydrated rice and vegetables, or whatever is
conveniently available in your area or locale. But neither strong food like
citrus fruit nor heavily spiced or oily food should be taken. These should
be avoided and instead more simple food should be eaten.

18. And throughout the day care should be taken to continue to drink fresh
water in small amounts, but not at the same time as eating. This will help
ensure the solid food gets digested properly and it will also keep the body

Attention: One should also keep in mind that breaking fast is a highly
individualized thing. Everyone should be gentle and listen to their own
body when undergoing this entire process.

                                  PRABHAT SAMGIITA

"Tumi a'ma'y hrdaya ma'jhe eso go priyo madhurata' ma'khi..."    (P.S. 747)


 Baba, please come in my heart and saturate my entire being with the
showering of Your sweetness, O' my dear most.
 Baba please remove my all impurities and negative samskaras-- and
whatever other things I have that got accumulated over the ages. Please
inundate my entire existence with the showering of Your love and divine
grace.   Baba, this entire universe, these seven lokas, nothing is beyond Your
reach. Everything is within You. And because everything resides in You,
that is why You know all my merits and demerits-- whatever I have. By Your
Grace today I am surrendering whatever that is mine unto You. With the only
desire that You please look towards me with Your compassionate eye, eyes
full of karuna'. This wee-bit of grace I long from You.  
  Baba, since ages, since many lives, I have been crossing through the
negative path, path of dogma. But today by Your grace, this is the first
time in my entire life when You awakened my samvit and now I understood my
mistakes. And I rectified them by Your grace.  
  Baba, all my actions, my entire being, my whole heart, everything I
offer at Your lotus feet. I do not want to keep anything as my own from
henceforth onward. With this pointed mind I am doing sastaunga pranam to
You. Please accept it...

                        ROOT LANGUAGES

Baba says, "When a swift horse runs its hooves make a turtur sound. That
which makes a turtur sound as it moves is called turaga or turaunga or
turaungama (that is, "horse"). That animal which makes a kurkur sound as it
runs is called kuraga or kuraunga or kuraungama (that is, "deer"). In this
way human beings have created many word forms and verb forms to express
their mental ideas. This process of word formation is called "acoustic
derivation" and the original verbal roots in all the world's languages were
created in this way."
"The first word forms in all the world's languages were the original
verbal roots. By adding prefixes and suffixes many different words were
derived. Among the established languages of the world, mainly four can be
considered as the root languages. They are Vedic, Latin, Hebrew and old
Chinese. If one examines the derivation of the vocabulary of these
languages one will find that their method or process is identical. (Varn'a
Vijina'na, Disc 19, p. 270)

Baba Demonstration: "Show Me Your Mind"

From: "Jagadiish Deva"
Subject: Baba Demonstration: "Show Me Your Mind"
Date: Thu, 03 Feb 2010 15:08:19 +0100



                                           ~ 15 JUN 1979 ~

Note: This posting is related with the letter, "Pathetic Understanding About Oneself".

After one discourse, Baba graciously conducted the following demonstration with one margii brother, creating a very loving and sweet atmosphere, as well as reminding us of one very important teaching.

BABA: What is this?

Margii: Hand.

BABA: Hand.

BABA: And what is your name?

Margii: Mohan.

BABA: Whose name?

Margii: My name is Mohan.

BABA: Whose name is Mohan?

Margii: My name.

BABA: Touch that man whose name is Mohan.

[Margii remains quiet.]

BABA: Touch that man whose name is Mohan.

[Margii points to his own chest.]

BABA: It is the chest.

[Laughter from Margiis]

BABA: I want you should touch Mohan. Please touch, touch. Touch him
whose name is Mohan.

[Margii touches his head.]

BABA: It is the head.

[Laughter from Margiis]

BABA: Not Mohan.

BABA: Touch him whose name is Mohan.

[Margii shows his palm.]

[Laughter from Margiis]

BABA: No, no, no, no, no.

BABA: He said his name is Mohan. Sometimes he is showing the palms,
sometimes chest, sometimes the head. I know the names of all those
portions of the body, I know. I want to know the name of the entity
whose name is Mohan.

BABA: Can't you show me? Yes or no? Can you show me?

[Margii nervously answers by indicating towards Baba Himself.]

Margii: You are Mohan.

BABA: No, No [Baba laughs] I am Baba.

[Margiis laugh.]

BABA: Just show the spectacles.

[Margii shows his spectacles to Baba.]

BABA: Yes. Whose spectacles it is? Whose, whose spectacles?

[Margii remains quiet.]

BABA: Whose spectacles?

BABA: Say [Baba says gently]

Margii: Mine.

BABA: Mine - everybody will say "mine". But what's the specialty of
that "mine"?

BABA: Whose spectacles? Let me have the name of the owner of the

[Margii pauses.]

BABA: Name of the owner. What's the name of the owner of the spectacles?

[Margii remains silent.]

BABA: Hmmm?

[Baba awaits patiently for quite some time for the reply, yet the Margii
remains silent. So Baba gently coaxes further.]

BABA: Just show me who is the owner of the spectacles.

Margii: I don't know.

BABA: Who is the owner of that shirt?

BABA: What is the name of that gentleman who is the owner of the shirt?

Margii: It all belongs to Parama Purus'a.

BABA: Just now you said that the spectacles belong to a particular man.
You used the word, "mine". Do you own anything? Are you owner of anything?

Margii: No.

BABA: Just now you said "mine, me, my" so many things. Then? He could
not show himself. It is the case. It is not your entire entity. You can
show your entire entity? Show me your entire structure.

BABA: From head to foot.

BABA: And that is Mohan? No.

BABA: Have you got any mind, or not? Have you got any mind, or not?
Have you got any mind, or not? Or you have got only this physical body,
head to foot?

Margii: Yes...

BABA: This much, or you have you got a mind also?

Margii: Mind also.

BABA: Mind also, then do one thing for me. Just show me your mind.

Margii: I can't show it.

BABA: Then? How, why I am to believe that you have got a mind? And how
can I believe that you have got a mind, when you cannot show it to me?
Then you have got no mind. Have you got a mind, or not? Give the reply

[Margii gives affirmative reply.]

BABA: You have got? And how could you know, that you have got a mind?

[Margii hesitates.]

BABA: How could you know that you have got a mind? How could you know
that you have got a mind?

Margii: I cannot...

BABA: Hmm?

Margii: I cannot...

BABA: You cannot...

Margii: I cannot say.

BABA: You cannot say?!

[Speaking slowly, gently]

BABA: Then what is your decided opinion? Have you got a mind, or you
have got no mind?

Margii: I am having mind, but I cannot show it.

BABA: You cannot show it, you can feel it. You can feel it. You yourself
can feel it, that you have got a mind. Eh?

Margii: No.

[Laughter from Margiis.]

BABA: Don't you feel, that you have got a mind? You can feel it,
ye-e-e-es, yes. You feel it, but you cannot show it. Regarding your
Parama Purus'a also, you can feel it, but you cannot show it. Do you

BABA: If Mr. X, suppose Mr. X says, that you have got no mind. Will you
accept his view? No. No, you will say, "I have got my mind. I know it, I
feel it." Will you say like this?


BABA: Similarly, your Parama Purus'a is also an object of feeling, not
showing. Do you follow or not?

BABA: Yes or no?

BABA: You see, in India, there are two styles of saying yes and no.

[Baba gives some physical demonstration. Margiis laugh.]

BABA: This is yes, and this is no.

[Baba demonstrates with His head, tilting his head toward the left and
right sequentially for "yes", and nodding his head up and down for "no".]

[Margiis laugh].

BABA: You are doing like this.

[Baba nods His own head up and down to demonstrate what the Margii
himself had done, to indicate an affirmative reply. And the Margiis are
laughing because Baba has just explained that many in India (in the
South) use that very gesture to indicate the negative also, which would
be a humorous reply to the question.]

BABA: In India there are two systems. To the north of the Vidhyas, "yes"
means [Baba nods his head up and down], "no" means this [Baba shakes his
head to the left and right].

BABA: And to the South of the Vindhyas, "yes" [Baba shakes his head to
the left and right], and "no" [Baba nods his head up and down] [Margiis
laugh at this way of expressing, as most present are from the North
rather than the South, and so are not accustomed to the Southern style].

BABA: Do you follow? [Baba laughs]. Haan.

BABA: What do you say, yes or say no? Can you show your Parama Purus'a,
your God, to anybody else?


BABA: You can feel it. Similarly your mind, you feel that you have got
the mind, but you cannot show it.

BABA: And in case of underdeveloped creatures, they do everything as per
their instinct. They do not even have the feeling that "I have got a
mind". But they do everything, and that doing is done as per mind's
support, but it is done-- what, how? Due to inborn instinct. They cannot
go beyond the periphery of instinct.

BABA: But because you are a developed human being, that's why you feel
that you have got one mind. And everything that you do, you do with the
support, direct support of your mind.

BABA: When I said "Stand up", then this sound created a sympathetic
vibration in your nerve cells, through nerve fibers. And due to that
vibration in nerve cells, a similar sympathetic vibration was created in
your mind. And then the power of discretion, that is, a subtler portion
of the mind says, "When Baba says, then I should stand up". Then you
stood up.

BABA: Do you follow?

BABA: But in the case of undeveloped creatures, or, say, any protozoic
creature, they won't understand these things. It is possible only in the
case of metazoa. And you are also a metazoic creation of Parama Purus'a.

BABA: So for this day only, or for this moment only, I accept the view
that that shirt belongs to you, and the spectacles belong to you.

BABA: Do you follow? You have followed everything. Very clearly.

                                               BABA'S BLESSING

By Baba's grace in His above demonstration, He has clearly shown and given proof that we are mind oriented beings and that our mind is the essence of who we are - even if it cannot be seen or shown.


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