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Unpublished Unique Handwriting of Baba

Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2011 11:18:21
From: "Hank Deva"
Subject: Unpublished Unique Handwriting of Baba



Our Ananda Marga is 100% rational in all respects - firmly based in the
ways of neo-humanism.

In 1961, Baba delivered one unique teaching - in the form of a
handwritten message - that ensures the well-being of all peoples and
protects the dignity of the entire humanity.

Till today, this special teaching has not been published in any of our
AM books, pamphlets or magazines.


Here is the hand-written message which Baba has written in both English
and Hindi:

"Propagandists of communalism, provincialism, casteism, lingualism and
any other ism should be strongly dealt with even if it is found that
their charges are properly established." - Baba (8 Jan 1961)

Such are the words Baba Himself penned on that day. It is a great
teaching for all, especially those who are the vanguards of society.

In each and every era, various groups or communities have tried hard to
exploit and demean another people, and in that process the exploiters
have come up with all kinds of justifications and logic, but Baba's
above guideline wholly rejects all such attempts.

In a phrase, Baba's guideline does away with all kinds of stereotypes.

Let's together investigate the full impact and scope of Baba's above
handwritten guideline.

                    APPLYING BABA'S MESSAGE

Baba's above guideline offers a strong response to all those who indulge
in stereotypes. As we all know, a "stereotype" is when a person or group
makes a blanket statement about another community based on their own
biased views.

For instance, a person might proclaim:

- Black people are dumb; or,

- Females are too weak to be leaders; or,

- Jewish people are stingy, i.e. not generous $$; or,

- Muslims are terrorists; or

- Hairjans are dirty and uncultured; or,

- Mexicans are thieves.

(Note: There are certain existing stereotypes in AMPS such as no matter how hard they try, females will never be smart enough to run their own organisation. They should always be controlled by Dadas. Likewise, some feel that overseas Wts are not and will never be devoted enough to become Sectorial Secretary. Then there are other stereotypes surrounding circumcision, Supreme Command, co-ed camping at retreats, and adolescents having boyfriends and girlfriends, and many more.)

These are the types of "stereotypical" statements that some proclaim.
And in many cases, they may even have the data, facts, and figures to
back up their claim. Yet Baba's staunch guideline from His handwritten
message is that we should firmly reject such charges.

For instance, about black people, a white supremest will say that by
nature black people are stupid and do not finish school. To support
their claim, that white supremest might present data from Harvard
University that shows that many black people drop out of high school,
very few go to college, and that many black people in the US end up
impoverished or in jail. Based on these established facts, the supremest
concludes that black people are dumb. Such racists, like this white
supremest, use real facts to justify their view(s).

However, Baba's guideline is that even if "their charges are properly
established", we should never accept the ways of racism etc. That means,
it may be true that more black people in the US do drop out of high
school and end up in jail, but one must never indulge in the racist
belief that therefore black people are only "half-human" or dumb. That
is not the proper conclusion as there are many factors involved.

Proof being that the same high school dropout rate would apply to white
students if they faced similar circumstances like financial hardship,
neighborhood crime, and a slew of other issues that have been rampant in
black neighborhoods after centuries and decades of racial discrimination
and unfair treatment.

It is our duty to attune our minds to the myriad of social injustices
that forced black people into such a desperate position. That is the
direction we should look and then remedy the situation accordingly. The
answer is not to indulge in racism and wrongly conclude that black
people drop out of school because they are dumb.

Thus, in no way, shape or form, should we give credence to such
stereotypical statements that play into one community pushing down or
exploiting another. Whether those statements are about the nature of
women, the ways of people from a particular nation, or the behaviour of
those in a specific religion or caste etc, we are to firmly stand by our
principles and keep a neo-humanistic outlook, never giving way to crude
beliefs based on caste, group, religious, or national sentiment etc.

                      THE SITUATION IN AM

Unfortunately, there are similar things going on today in our Marga.
Because of the grand diversity of life in AM and Baba's special system
of posting workers, the scene in AM is far, far better than that of the
general society, even then we can find hints of racism or lingualism etc.

For instance, if any group in AM tries to enhance their prestige by
promoting their language or their area as being the best and the most
unique in the world, then that stand cannot be at all appreciated. We
must wholly reject such views.

That means if certain Bengali Wts and margiis proclaim that Amra Bengali
is the most important or best samaj and therefore all others are "second
best", then we should reject their claims. The Bengali speaking leaders
may argue that only their language is 92% Sanskrit, or that Baba wrote
thousands of Prabhat Samgiita songs in Bengali, or that their race is a
unique blending of the four races etc. They may present all these types
of facts to show that workers from Bengal are most venerable and great.
But it is totally wrong to say that Bengali wts are the best or that
Amra Bengali samaj is the top. Because such statements are based on
"isms" like racism and lingualism. In that case those people (i.e.
propagandists) should be dealt with strongly. That is Baba's exact

"Propagandists of communalism, provincialism, casteism, lingualism and
any other ism should be strongly dealt with even if it is found that
their charges are properly established." - Baba (8 Jan 1961)

All stereotypes are baseless as they are based on some type of ism. We
should be vigilant when dealing with such type of propagandists. That is
Baba's exact teaching.


If we look from a different perspective we can see that Hindi group
leaders proclaim that any worker from Bengal is a spy and not to be
trusted. Such groupists view people based on groupist affiliation and
geo-sentiment. Thus, the Hindi or EC leaders are no less guilty of this
disease than those workers from Bengal.

The striking point is that in AM, geo-sentiment is dominant internally. Openly
they may not preach this sentimeent as they intellectually know it goes against neo-humanism, but those in power got there based on this sentiment. They
feel more comfortable with people of their same clan.

All the various Wt groups have been formed on this basis. No doubt they have
their logic to support their racist views etc, but whatever logic they
give should be discarded. Because they are just manipulating certain
facts to support their own narrow-minded ism.

If we see critically, then most of the key posts of a particular group
are given to people of their area or to those who have surrendered their
faith to that particular geographical place.

It is just like if an Afghan man surrenders himself to US supremacy then
and only then can he get a high post - otherwise he will just be thought
of as a terrorist.

Right now, in almost whatever direction we look, we can see groupist
leaders justifying their case and placing greater importance on their
chosen area, at expense of other places and peoples. That is the current
situation in AM and it is this that we should oppose. That is Baba's

                     KEY POINT TO REMEMBER

One key point to remember is that each and every area has mix of good
and bad people - everywhere it is like this. In Bengal, there are many
good people as well as bad persons, i.e. criminals and thieves, etc.

So no area, race, caste or group can proclaim themselves as the revered
ones or the best above all others. If anyone does like this it means
that they are are adhering to groupism, racism or some other ism. No
matter what logic they give, we should treat that as straw and throw it

Unfortunately, some people never tire of praising that their own group
and some dumb people feel fortunate or honoured to receive those ideas.
In that we they get totally duped and become groupist pawns. However, we
should never get caught up in the belief that a certain group, language,
or region is really blessed and better than others.

Everywhere there are those who are blessed and those who are sinners. It
is not a functions of race, birth, language background, or birth etc.

                      BABA'S BLESSING

By Baba's grace He has blessed us with all the teachings in life to
build up a healthy human society and overcome all racism, casteism, etc.
We are to take a firm stand against those who indulge in stereotypes.
That is Baba's distinct teaching that He wrote down that day in 1961.
And it is as true today as it was then. We should all pay heed.


                           PRABHAT SAMGIITA

"Tumi eso go, eso go, eso go, a'mi hrday-duya'r khule diyechi..." (P.S.


 Baba, by Your grace I have so much longing in my heart. Baba, I am
anxiously waiting for You. By Your grace I have kept the door of my
heart open for You. Please come, please come, please come and reside in
the deep core of my heart. Baba, You have taken all the nectar from my
flower blossom which I had been saving for You. Baba, You have taken,
You have taken.  

Baba, year after year has passed-- so many sweet,
loving memories have been lost in the oblivion. But You did not come.
Time passes like this. Baba, so many divine songs that I have song for
You have been swept away into the vast expanse. But You did not come.
Even now, I am eagerly waiting and looking constantly towards the path
of Your arrival. Baba, I am desperately waiting and looking forward to
hearing Your footsteps.  

Baba, by Your grace I am always moving forward
towards You. Sometimes my speed is fast, by Your grace. And sometimes
due to my lethargy, my speed is quite slow. But by Your grace always I
am moving ahead on Your path, singing Your song with deep longing for
You. Baba in Your divine tune and melody and with the rhythm of
devotional yearning, by Your grace I am always ideating on Your supreme
thoughts and blissful tales.  

Baba, please be gracious and come; my heart is always open and longing for You. Baba, please grace me and reside eternally in the depths of my heart and become my own...

                 Money and Peace

Baba says, "With the acquisition of money people still feel that they have
nothing; in spite of possessing a huge amount of money they often beat
their chests in despair. So it is not money they seek-- what they truly
desire is peace, not happiness. But it is only rarely that people attain
peace in life...The answer [then] is that by attaining Parama Purus'a one
no longer has any unsatiated hunger or unqueched thirst." And that is the
stage of perfect peace. (SS-12, p.38)

Short Stories About Naive People

From: "Seshagiri Deva"
Subject: Short Stories About Naive People
Date: Sun, 20 Feb 2011 21:37:19 +0530


                   == SHORT STORIES ABOUT NAIVE PEOPLE ==

Some friends went to the zoo and were very intrigued by the lion. There were big, thick iron bars all around the area and red warning signs stating "Alert - Dangerous Animal: Keep your hands and feet away".

Seeing the magnificence of the lion, some of the people were very mesmerized and were tempted to extend their hands within the boundary line. The zoo keeper noticed what was going on and warned everyone not to place their hands. He told them all to go back.

Immediately, the naive visitors became quite angry with the zoo keeper. They said, "Why are you terrorizing us, why are you trying to scare us; everything is alright, nothing bad is going to happen." This was their reaction to the zoo keeper's guideline.

Of course, we all know that the zoo keeper was not trying to scare or curse anyone. The zoo keeper's sole intention was to warn them of the dangers and keep everyone safe and happy. If those visitors to the zoo understood this then they would not have argued with the zoo-keeper. Instead they would have calmly accepted his guideline, knowing that the zoo keeper was watching for their well-being.

Here is another story.

Once a team of travelers were driving from the flat lands up into a hilly and mountainous region. Soon they began to see lots of road signs: "Winding Road, Drive Slow"; "Dangerous Roadway, Exercise Caution"; and, "Deadly Turn - 200 Foot Chasm" etc.

Seeing all the signs, the drivers became furious and started a court case against the department of transportation for trying to terrify and scare them.

But we all know that the highway authorities were not trying to frighten anyone. Their sole intention was to warn drivers of the very real dangers and keep everyone safe and happy.

So those are the two stories. Now let's see how they relate with our AM way of life.

                              RELATING THIS TO OUR ANANDA MARGA

At present in our Marga, a few people are upset and want to change or delete certain words from our Supreme Command. In particular they do not like these lines:

"Those who perform sadhana twice a day regularly, the thought of Parama Purusa will certainly arise in their minds at the time of death...Disobedience to this command is nothing but to throw oneself into the tortures of animal life for crores of years...".

They especially do not like the second half of the aforementioned quote, which is intrinsically inseparable from the first line.

These naive people contend that Baba is trying to scare and terrify them - hence they do not want to speak or repeat this line, nor the entire Supreme Command.

But we all know that Baba wants our welfare and as the Supreme Father He is merely alerting us of the dangers of not doing sadhana twice daily. It is similar to the zoo keeper warning those visitors not to extend their hand beyond the boundary line and the department of transportation warning about the deadly turn. 

Baba wants our progress to hasten along the path of bliss. He does not want to see anyone fall into problem.

Due to their simplicity, some people do not realise this. For this reason they are no different from those naive visitors to the zoo or those ignorant travelers on that mountain road.

                                   THE PROBLEM AND THE SOLUTION

Here the critical problem is that some people are not aware about Baba's teachings on brahmcakra, saincara, pratisaincara and negative pratisaincara. If they knew those points, they would understand that not doing sadhana and indulging only in materialistic thinking causes one to get turned into matter: stone, iron, wood and rock etc.

Unfortunately, such people do not realize that this line of the Supreme Command has been given to warn every aspirant about the dangers of materialistic and sensual pursuits. Baba wants everyone to make their life successful.

If those people were properly taught by their acaryas and understood Baba's teachings about pratisaincara and the cycle of creation, they would have felt gratitude for Baba's reminder in The Supreme Command.

Just like high-blood pressure patients feel gratitude towards their doctors for saving them by educating them about the dangers of a eating meat; in result, they can extend their life. Such patients feel grateful.

If those people understood how Baba's guideline will help save them, they too would feel gratitude. But naive people cannot think in this way and instead become furious upon hearing Baba's good advice.


Note:                               THE WORK OF OUR DADAS

My deepest respects to those wts doing pracara work in difficult fields. I appreciate their sacrifice and hard work. They have dedicated their life to propagate the gospel of neo-humanism and truth. My request is that they should do just that by educating these  sympathizers who have newly come to the Marga. Such sympathizers do not understand Ananda Marga philosophy. Dadas should educate them. Then this type of problem will be eliminated permanently. And they will be grateful to those Dadas for saving them.

                                              PRABHAT SAMGIITA                                         

"Dhya'nete a'ji dekhechi a'sabe tumi a'ma'r ghare..."  (P.S. 4594)


  O' my dearmost Baba, by Your divine grace, today I have seen You in my dhya'na and You told me that You will be coming to my house. O' my Lord, You are so gracious. And now everything is ready for Your grand arrival. The seat has been properly prepared and the colorful a'lpana' decorations have been beautifully placed on the path of Your arrival.   Baba, since then how many days and how many nights have passed-- I have no calculation. Why is it that You did not come. You must have taken a strong vow not to come. But by Your grace today You have broken that vow-- and that is why You are coming. It is Your grace.  
   Baba, we are so very close; we have been together since the dawn of creation. Your and my introduction did not only happen hundreds and thousands of years ago. O' all-pervading Entity, all along-- each and every moment-- You have secretly been with me, since the beginning of time. Baba, always You have remained by my side.
  Baba, today You blessed me in my dhyana and You told me that You are coming to my house. This is Your causeless grace...

                           Slowly Moving Towards Cemetery

Baba says, "Human beings often attach less importance to the spiritual aspect of nitya karma and more importance to the physical aspect. This is detrimental because one should not forget that human life is short. From the moment of birth one slowly and steadily advances towards death with every passing second. This short period of time from birth to death is human life. Human beings have come from the world of invisibility and at the end of this short span of time will return to the world of invisibility. Those people can be called intelligent who utilize every moment of their short life engaged in spiritual practice." (APH-4, p. 251) 

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