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Proof of Intellectual Extravaganza

From: "Mahendra Deva"
Subject: Proof of Intellectual Extravaganza
Date: Mon, 30 May 2011 17:05:18 +0000



Here is a practical example of how intellectual extravaganza works. As we all know, intellectual extravaganza is nothing but false philosophizing or some type of garbage philosophy.

Recently one margii began his "Thought of the Day" email ritual wherein he himself offers his own "thoughts" and then signs it. See for yourself how this is nothing but his own intellectual extravaganza.


Here is one such recent entry:

"God listens to those who listen to God." - Hamrahi

Let's analyse this piece of intellectual extravaganza point by point.


1) Generally speaking, people project their own selfishness unto God. That is the way it goes. For instance, one who eats meat will offer meat to God, thinking that, "Since I like meat certainly God must also like meat."  And a person who likes wine will offer wine to God because, "Just as I like wine God must also like wine." This type of thinking is the common trend.

Similarly, a self-centered person who will only listen to those who listen to him, will also project that small-minded notion unto God. Such a person will proclaim, "God listens to those who listen to God."

Such a speaker may think he has just delivered a universal truth, but all rational people will understand that this selfish fellow has merely attributed his own shortcomings unto God. This person thinks that, "Since I am not going to care about you if you do not care about me, then surely God is not going to care about you if you do not care about God." Such is his measly perspective.

But projecting this type of small-minded and defective outlook unto God is totally wrong and holds not even an iota of truth.


2) Here are some of Baba's teachings which clearly show that Parama Purusa cares for and listens to all:

(A) Baba says, "The fact is that He attracts all and loves all without discrimination." (Namami Krsnasundaram, Discourse: 22)

(B) Baba says, "He constantly showers His grace without reservation even on those persons who make no effort for salvation and who gradually degrade themselves. Even though you calumniate Brahma and deny His existence, yet He will not be displeased with you. He will not thrust you on the path of destruction. His imposing countenance of forgiveness will for ever remain, and He will forever go on directing you to the ways of salvation." (Subhasita Samgraha - part 1, Brahma Krpáhi Kevalam)

(C) Baba says, '“Utámrttvasyesháno”. Parama Puruśa is bound to stay with those who live in hell. Similarly, those who have reached the zenith point of existence and attained infinite bliss, are bound to have Parama Puruśa with them...He stays with all, be they the virtuous or the sinners." (Ananda Vacanamrtam- part 7, The Divine Drama)

By Baba's above teachings - and there are countless more like these in His numerous discourses - it is quite clear that Baba loves everyone. He does not discriminate in any way. He has concern for all; He listens to the worries and cries of all. There is no one whom He overlooks - not in any manner. All come within the scope of His watchful and loving eye.

No one can rightly proclaim that, "God listens to those who listen to God." As if, God only listens to such persons and disregards everyone else. That is just a preposterous and ludicrous statement. That is just an example of someone spewing their own extravaganza.


(3) The so-called author of such extravaganza has merely dragged Muslim dogma into our Marga. The followers of Islam say things like, "Only if you do namaz (dogmatic worship) then He will hear and answer your prayers." This is their defective Islamic mentality and dogma. And now one person is dragging this same Islamic rubbish into our holy Marga.


(4) This e-mailer is just infusing a diseased outlook into the minds of others.

Baba says, "People formulated many such theories in the past and are still doing so even today. Such hypocrites want to misguide the people by their tall talks alone..."

Loka Vyámoha Káraka.”

"That is, “They create disease in the minds of the people.” Their aim is not to solve society’s problems. Rather, they are the chief cause for the downfall, retardation and sad plight of human society." (Prout Nutshell, part 6, Theory and Practice)

Indeed with his so-called "Thought of the Day", this person is merely misguiding young, new, and impressionable margiis. That is the unfortunate outcome.

Certainly no seasoned margii will be fooled or swayed by this type of extravaganza. But new people may be misled.


(5) Tragically the "author" of the "Thought of the Day" is heading in the wrong direction. There was a time when he would propagate Guru's teachings and send out Guru's quotes, but now - governed by his own penchant for extravaganza - he is sending out his own dogmatic quotes. So it is sad that in his late age he is going in the opposite direction. Now he is only sharing his own useless and selfish things.


The only rational conclusion is that this emailer is just involved in his own extravaganza: Just useless statements that have no sense and misguide others.

Baba says, "You should remember that in most cases human intellect and intuition are wasted in extravaganza, in useless pursuits; they are not at all utilized for constructive or worthwhile endeavours." (Yoga Psychology, The Cult of Spirituality – the Cult of Pinnacled Order)

Tragically, Shyam Sundar Goenka's efforts in his "Thought of the Day" campaign is nothing but a mirror image of the above warning issued by Guru about extravaganza.

Everyone should help Goenkaji (aka Hamrahi) give-up this bad habit by emailing him ( & politely requesting him to stop this type of madness.



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