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The Value of Purports

Date: 14 May 2011 06:27:02 -0000
From: "Bhavanath  Rajpal"
Subject: The Value of Purports


                 == THE VALUE OF PURPORTS ==

Note: With Ananda Purnima approaching (May 17) the various groups are readying to  release their Fake Ananda Vaniis. Yet we all know only Baba's original Ananda Vaniis should be used for such occasions. All should be alert about this.

Of all Baba's divine teachings, Ananda Vaniis are some of the most rare.
His discourses number in the thousands; His talks on dharma number in the
hundreds; even His sutras of Ananda Sutram top the century mark being 125
in total. However in this universe there are only 74 original and true
Ananda Vaniis. So they are something quite unique-- yet also a bit overlooked.

Here below are some important points about the great significance of Ananda
Vaniis. And in particular why we should be vigilant to get the purports of
these magnificent and eternal guidelines.

This letter investigates why the various groups must stop creating their fake Ananda Vaniis.


All along it has been the standard practice for Baba's discourses to be
translated into as many languages as possible-- but never was further
explanation given about a particular discourse by Baba Himself. Classes may
have been offered later on by this or that acarya, but Baba never would
deliver a discourse and then directly afterwards give further explanation
about that very discourse. This was not done. Reason being that His
discourses are already explanatory in nature and contain numerous stories,
analogies, and descriptions in order to make the matter perfectly clear and

In contrast, with His Ananda Vaniis the case is totally different. They are
pointed, distilled teachings given in concentrated form-- hence they demand
further elaboration and explanation. For this reason Baba Himself was
delivering purports for His Ananda Vaniis during DMC itself.

As many are aware, Baba's Ananda Vaniis are only a few lines in length and
Baba Himself would write it down in His own handwriting. And then that very
Vanii was read aloud at DMC in all the languages. Directly afterwards Baba
Himself would give a line by line explanation of the Ananda Vanii. This
would happen for half-an-hour or more. So you can imagine how much He used
to say. So He Himself would give the initial explanation and thereafter
others were invited to speak and share their understanding of the Vanii--
and during that period Baba would often interject in order to lovingly
guide the Margii speaker.

But always the system was that first the Vanii would be read in the
various languages; second Baba would provide His own explanation or
purport; and then others were also called up to comment and say something.
This was the regular pattern.

All done in this fashion because Baba's Ananda Vaniis are so dense and
intensely concise.

Altogether His Ananda Vaniis are similar to the Samgacchadhvam mantra, Guru
Puja, etc in that a discourse is needed to provide the meaning of the
mantra. Likewise Baba was giving extended purports of His Ananda Vaniis to
provide further insight about their meaning.

So by this way we can understand that Baba's original and true Ananda
Vaniis are very concentrated and very pointed. Treating them as ordinary
discourses is not at alll appropriate since Baba used to give explanations
or purports for those very Ananda Vaniis.


In addition, Baba's Ananda Vaniis are similar to the case of Prabhat Samgiita
and Ananda Sutram in that Baba has given purports for each of these three
genres. Baba's original Ananda Vaniis are about inspiration and moving
ahead whereas Prabhat Samgiita comes within the scope of aesthetic &
supra-aesthetic science and Ananda Sutram is our philosophical treatise.

But all three are similar in that they all fall in the same unique
category-- as they all demand further explanation such that Baba Himself
has given purports for all these three teachings.

                    FAKE ANNADA VANII

In contrast this quality or concentrated approach is not present in the
quotes of His regular discourses. Hence when groupist leaders take a few
lines from one of the standard discourses and falsely present that as an
Ananda Vanii then that is terribly degrading. Rather that is nothing but a
Fake Ananda Vanii. And those doing this are culprits since they are
degrading the real status of Baba's true Ananda Vaniis.

More about this is written further below.

                    ALTERATION & DISTORTION

As we all know, Baba has given a title for all His discourses discourse.
Thus extracting lines from a particular discourse and retitling those
lines as Ananda Vanii is totally wrong. This is all non-sense as one
cannot give a quote as Ananda Vanii. Because Ananda Vanii's are in a
totally different league. Calling such quotes as Ananda Vaniis is
  violatingBaba's system-- and against Baba's desire.


Baba is Parama Purusa and all He has given is apta vakya-- eternal truth,
so why should some things be discarded or marked as being outdated or be
replaced by something entirely Fake. Rather we should celebrate the dharmic
quality and everlasting value of Baba's original Ananda Vanii.

                         BABA'S BLESSING

Baba says, "If you think that you are the child of Parama Purusa and have
come to this world to accomplish the job assigned by Parama Purusa, that
you are never alone and that you are a small baby always sitting on the lap
of Parama Purusa, why should you be afraid of anything? There is no reason
to be afraid of anything." (PNS-7, p.63)



With Baba's original and true Ananda Vaniis it is important to read
them several times in order to get the full meaning and value. Because they
are concentrated teachings of pure dharma. In contrast the present day fake
Ananda Vaniis are quite different. They are from an existing discourse and not
meant to stand alone. To understand those lines one must read the full discourse.
Whereas Baba's true and original Ananda Vaniis are special messages that
are different from His teachings in the discourses. The main thing being
that they are very dense and full of unseen wisdom. That is why without proper
explanation many may not properly understand Baba's true Ananda Vaniis.


All know that Baba has given purports for Ananda Sutram & Prabhat
Samgiita-- as those purports have made it into book form. But nowadays the
purports of Ananda Vaniis are not at all being recognised. Some got
recorded and some not. But none are being recognised or referred to. When
surely many years worth of Baba's purports of Ananda Vaniis were recorded
and heard by one and all in the DMC pandal itself. So these explanations
should be accepted as discourses. A call then must be put forth to recover
and print those pristine purports which Baba has given for Ananda Vaniis.


As Ananda Margiis, we know that Baba has always utilized each and every day
to bestow upon us innumerable new teachings and countless special
guidelines. Often that has come in the form of a discourse or Prabhat
Samgiita or field walk etc. In that way each and every discourse or Prabhat
Samgiita song is dated and marked where it has been given.

Of course, though, every bhakta clearly understands that the given
discourse or Prabhat Samgiita song has eternal and permanent value. No one
thinks that the discourse was only useful on that particular day when it
was given and that thereafter it has no relevance. None think in this manner.

Rather we all consider that the discourse which Baba has given is a
universal teaching that transcends time, space, and person-- and that the
attached date is for record purposes only. In that way all Baba's divine
teachings can be organised in chronological fashion yet retain their own
original integrity timeless quality.

Hence the matter is straightforward & clear.

Unfortunately, though, Baba's original and true Ananda Vaniis are not
getting treated in that same dharmic fashion. Because although Ananda
Vaniis are eternal in nature and universal in application, some persons are
limiting the relevance of a  given Ananda Vanii to a particular date and
year. They think that every Ananda Vanii is of January 1 of such-&-such
year or of Ananda Purnima of such-and-such year and that now it is
outdated. This is their misguided outlook.

So in that way Baba's divine and timeless Ananda Vaniis are not getting
their duly deserved eternal status.

Yet just as Ananda Sutram is of a universal and timeless value, same is
that case with our Ananda Vaniis. They can be referred to and studied again
and again just like various sutras, but this is not being done.

Means Ananda Vaniis are not respected as being an eternal guidelines;
rather some off the mark people wrongly consider Ananda Vaniis to be
limited to a particular time and place.

Yet just as the sutras of Ananda Sutram are treated as key points of AM
philosophy, in the same way all the inspirational guidelines which Baba has
given as Ananda Vaniis deserve that same sanctified status. But instead
they are often treated as or reduced to something temporary or passing. As
if the Vanii of 1st January 1961 no longer applies to today's world and
that that Vanii itself is just a point of history-- nothing more. When true
devotees know that all Baba's Ananda Vaniis are eternal guidelines,
applicable to numerous situations.

So that injustice has been done to our Ananda Vaniis.

Overall then we must work to restore the proper sanctity and reverence of
Ananda Vanii. Nobody tries to relegate Prabhat Samgiita or Baba's
discourses to a specific place or person or date-- thinking that they are

Similarly we cannot allow certain groupist to state / blame that Baba's
original Ananda Vaniis have gotten old like  one outdated crusty newspaper.
But some are doing like that-- so that should be corrected.

Baba's original and true Ananda Vaniis are times and should be contemplated
and read again and again.

                                   PRABHAT SAMGIITA

"Toma'r liila' tumii bojha, a'ro keu ta'ha' bujhite ki pa're..."  (P.S. 722)


  Baba, You are so loving and unique. Only You can understand Your divine
liila. No one except You can know the way You are playing liila. Who can
understand Your liila? Before understanding the liila of Liilamaya (Liila
Personified), I will have to realise You, the Liilamaya. In order to
understand the divine play I will have to realise You, the Controller.
Baba, You are my Heart of hearts.
  Why does the sun rise in the east. And why does it always set in the
west. And why does it make a purple coloured sunset. Why do all these
things happen? Baba only You know. And why only one moon is floating in the
sky, yet by that way the night becomes effulgent with the moonlight. Why do
such things occur? Who arranges all these affairs? Why this liila? Who is
behind these things? Baba, only You know.
  To know Your liila is impossible. Why snow forms on the high peaks of
the mountains; and why the color of the sky is blue; and why pearls have a
brilliant white colour. Why each and everything has its own inherent
qualities. Who can understand all this-- only You Baba.
  Baba, please grace me to understand and realise You. Baba to understand
Your liila is very difficult. That is why I have only one desire-- to
understand You. And without Your grace it is not possible. Please grace me,
O' Liilamaya.... 

                    Fight Against Death

Baba says, "The inner motivation of ta'n'd'ava is the following:
'Destruction is inevitable, but I will continue to fight against
destruction through struggle'. So there is a skull in one hand and a dagger
in the other. The skull represents destruction, and the dagger represents
fight. The underlying feeling is 'I will not surrender to destruction or
death. I will continue the struggle with this dagger'." (9 Nov 1978 Calcutta)

1. In the aforesaid guideline, Baba is teaching the inner spirit of tandava.

2. Usually in this materialistic world, people fear death immensely.
Tandava is the solution.
3. During the daytime tandava must always be done with a skull and dagger,
as they are visible then.
4. But when it is dark, then a lit fire torch or flame (masha'la) should be
used. And the spirit of tandava should be remembered so that fear of death
will be eliminated from the mind.
5. This tandava dance is the only physical exercise of the brain.       

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