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Be Aware About Cosmetic Surgery

From: Amrit Deva
Date: Fri 06 Jan 2012 20:31:52
Subject: Be Aware About Cosmetic Surgery



Note: This posting and the news articles appended below are related with a recent scandal. This problem pertains to us all as capitalism is in vogue and we should know how to protect ourselves and the greater humanity and pave the way for Prout.

It is extremely dangerous to put your trust in materialistic-minded people, whether they be bankers, roofers, businessmen, politicians, or surgeons.


Look what happened in this case. You might have heard the news that at least 30,000 women in Europe received wrongful treatment in their cosmetic surgery. A company known as PIP (Poly Implant Prothese) knowingly used a low-grade industrial silicone gel, originally manufactured for use in mattresses, in place of specialist medical materials. And they intentionally hid this fact from the public. Now those women have that poisonous substance in their bodies and have to have it removed or suffer the consequences, i.e. sickness, disease and death.

This is a widening scandal with many countries involved. Now they are finding that this is not limited to European nations only. Rather the France-based company, PIP, shipped their defective products all over. Tens and tens of thousands of people are no doubt affected in developing countries where such cases go unreported.

It is highly unfortunate that these women were misled and harmed. It was reported today that the owner of PIP, Mr Mas has not an iota of sympathy for those who were harmed. That is yet another grotesque aspect to this scandal.


As margiis and Proutists, we should examine the deeper reason behind this fraud.

Essentially, the answer is simple. In capitalism, matter is the goal. People have to earn money at any cost. Plus one can become ultra-rich quickly by deceptive means. That is what happened in this instance.

PIP chose material that was for industrial use and put that in the human body in order to increase their profits, and now innocent people are suffering and dying. This is the horror of the materialistic outlook inherent in capitalism.

Baba has given the solution to all such problems. In capitalism the motive is profit, i.e. to make as much money as possible regardless of the consequences. The answer then lies in the service oriented approach of a Proutistic economy.

Baba says, "In the capitalist structure, industry or production is governed by the profit motive, but in the Proutistic structure production will be governed by the motive of consumption." (Prout in a Nutshell, part 15, Talks on Prout)

Here consumption means producing goods in a honest and cooperative manner that serves the public, not enticing people to purchase what they do not need just to earn a profit - which is what capitalism fosters.

Baba says, "Most countries in the world have adopted economic systems which are profit oriented – that is, production is undertaken for profit. Producers give first preference to those items which bring maximum profit, so everywhere there is keen competition regarding the production of the most profitable goods...To increase the standard of living of the people, a new system of production will have to be introduced. Consumption, not profit, should be the underlying motive in the field of production." (Prout in a Nutshell, part 21, Decentralized Economy – 1)


To come out of this capitalistic nightmare, a new outlook is needed. That is Baba's expressed guideline.

It should be taught: O' human being - the entire humanity is your family, this entire universe in your homeland, and this entire creation is the manifestation of Parama Purusa. A person should serve others and do business with this motive.

In stark contrast, with the profit motive cheating and deception are rampant. When the motive is service - and one looks upon all as their brother and sister - then there is no scope for cheating. A person cannot think in that way.

For instance, when a mother cares for her baby then she never thinks to deceive her defenseless baby. Rather her sole motive is service, i.e. the welfare of the baby. And in a Proutistic economy, that same type of benevolence will be the guiding factor.


But today's capitalistic businessmen think the best time to approach the public is when they are helpless. Then those innocent people are at the their mercy. Such is the business motive of capitalists.

In fact, I recall one businessman, who was selling petrol in black market, and he told me that if a horse cultivates a friendship with the grass then what will it eat. His point was that a capitalist will never become friends with his customers because then he will make less money. Actually, I had told him that I wanted to purchase something from him and he told indirectly me that, "You are the grass and I (the businessman) am the horse." So he has to make 100%, 200% or more profit in order to survive. That was his fateful message.

Such is their bogus justification and selfish avenue for becoming fatter and fatter and cheating the starving public.


Besides the propagation of Prout, no enforcement by law, no court edict, no police intervention can stop the wicked and greedy ways of capitalism. Within the current capitalistic system, there is no safety valve or solution to the miseries of the profit motive. An outside of capitalism there is no other solution. Only Prout is the answer.

Baba says, "PROUT is the panacea for the integrated progress of human society. It aims to bring about equilibrium and equipoise in all aspects of socio-economic life through totally restructuring economics. Without PROUT, socio-economic emancipation will remain a utopian dream." (A Few Problems Solved - 9, Economic Dynamics)

We must preach and teach the word of Prout and change the motive to that of service and consumption.


So long as capitalism is in vogue, tragedies like the recent PIP scandal will go on - plus there are many other horrible deceptive methods that go unreported. For this reason, because of the profit motive, humans are suspicious of one another - and the situation is getting worse. Baba has given the solution with neo-humanism and Prout. Our duty is to propagate these ideals and relieve humanity from unnecessary suffering.


Germany urges removal of PIP implant

As countries around the world reach different conclusions as to the danger posed by potentially faulty implants made by the French company PIP, Germany recommended on Friday that women who have them should get the implants removed.

German health authorities recommended Friday that women with potentially faulty implants made by French firm PIP should have them removed, amid differing risk assessments across Europe.
"The BfArM recommends that the implants in question should be removed as a precautionary measure," the Federal Institute for Medications and Medical Products said in a statement, using its own abbreviation.
Following complaints from hundreds of women, investigators in France have opened a probe into sub-standard silicone used in implants made by the now-defunct Poly Implant Prothese (PIP).
A deluge of accusations against PIP has triggered a worldwide scare, with several countries including France now advising thousands of women to have the implants surgically removed.

However, the assessment of the danger has varied widely in Europe. The British government said Friday there was no evidence to recommend that more than 40,000 women in Britain with PIP implants should have them removed.
Meanwhile the Czech Republic said that up to 2,000 Czech women who received the implants should have them taken out.
Fears over its implants spread around the world last month after French health authorities advised 30,000 women to have their PIP implants removed because of the increased risk of rupture.
Officials have also said that cancer, including 16 cases of breast cancer, had been detected in 20 French women with the implants, but have insisted there is no proven link with the disease.
The German government has not released a figure on how many women here have the implants although it has said just 19 have reported silicone leaking.
The German institute said recent information had led it to revise its advisory from December 23 in which it said that patients should ask their doctors to examine whether their implants had developed tears and then decide whether further measures were necessary.
"Due to the rising number of notices from doctors, trade organisations and hospitals in recent days, the BfArM has expanded its risk assessment for PIP and Rofil breast implants," it said.
"These notices say that silicone from such implants increasingly and over time can leak, even in those without tears."
It said the likelihood of rupture depended largely on how long the women had the implants, adding that it was in close contact with other European health authorities to assess the risk.
The institute urged doctors and hospitals to continue to report problems as they develop.
Around 300,000 women in 65 countries are believed to have PIP implants. An unknown proportion are made with sub-standard gel which the firm, once the world's third-largest silicone implant producer, used to cut its costs.
PIP was shut down and its products banned in 2010 after it was revealed to have been using a silicone gel that caused abnormally high rupture rates.
The founder of PIP said Thursday much of the information emerging in the scandal was untrue but refused further comment.
In a statement, Jean-Claude Mas denounced the "impressive number of untruths" that had emerged but said he would refrain from making other public comments because of a judicial investigation.

Here is another article of interest where the capitalist owner "had nothing to say" to those women who were affected.

Brahma Brahma'ntar

Date: 06 Jan 2012 11:51:23 -0000
From: "Divyacaksu  Deva"
Subject: Brahma Brahma'ntar


"Dukhe kleshe ka'tar hoye d'ekechilum ba're ba're..." (PS 3290)


Baba, You are the most compassionate One. You graciously come to all to remove their afflictions. Baba, You know that in the helplessness of my pain and suffering, I was calling You again and again. But in spite of hearing me, You did not pay heed; You remained oblivious. It was so painful. I was anticipating that You would respond, but You did not give any answer my desperate call. It is so painful-- O' my dearmost.

Baba, in that dark moment, injustice and torture were rampant all around; everyone's golden dreams withered away. There was no hope in sight. The humanity was bitterly crying with loud lamentation. Everyone was suffering.

Baba, by Your grace You advented. Finally You came in the most powerful and thundering form of Rudra [1]. With the humkara [2] of Your vishan [3], and with the fiery flames, You burned all the demonic forces to ashes. Baba, by Your unfathomable grace You spread Your divine effulgence all around. Everyone became totally ensconced in Your bliss.

Baba, You have come and blessed everybody and You are residing forever in my heart. Baba, You are eternally gracious...


[1] Rudra: This is one of the countless names of Parama Purusa and it is in this role of Rudra that He makes others weep. The demonic forces get annihilated and cry out while the good people shed tears of joy-- divinely intoxicated in His bliss. Here below Baba explains furthermore.

Baba says, "Why call the Supreme Being 'Rudra'? The word Rudra in Sanskrit means 'weeping'. But the Supreme Being not only makes all weep, He also makes them laugh! In both the circumstances, that is, of extreme pain and pleasure, there are tears in the eyes. In pain the tears come from the middle of the eyes, in pleasure they come from the corners of the eyes. A mother weeps when her daughter goes to her in-laws' house. She also weeps when her daughter returns from the house of her in-laws. In one case she weeps for pain, in another she weeps for joy."

"If living beings were to live in one state always, there would be extreme monotony and no one would want to continue life. If in a drama we know the end in the very beginning, there would be no interest in the play. We need suspense, ups-and-downs and eleventh-hour surprises to keep life interesting. God, that is, Rudra, is a first-class dramatist. He keeps life floating within the two extremes of joy and pain; hence His liila', His play, goes on." (SS-25)

[2] Humka'ra: Literally meaning roaring or vibration.

[3] Vis'an': In the above song, Baba uses His vi'san (long horn) to destroy the wicked forces and bring peace and prosperity to the dharmikas. Here below Baba gives the historical context of vis'an' and explains how it was used by Lord Shiva in the past.

Baba says, "In olden days neglected and exploited people, who had fallen prostrate under extreme oppression, used to look upon Shiva as their supreme shelter. Shiva would crush this exploitation with His thunderbolt -- He would strike the arrogance of vain and egotistic people with His trident, and reduce to ashes the mountains of injustice and tyranny. He felt great compassion for those afflicted people and, making them sit beside Him, advised them how to solve their physical, psychic and spiritual problems. Shiva used to live on a hill, and all kinds of people from far and near would flock to Him. He would call them with the call of His vis'a'n'a, His long horn, and that is why the people of those days could not think of Him without His vis'a'n'a -- so they lovingly nicknamed Him 'Vis'a'n'anina'daka' ["One who Blows the Vis'a'n'a"]." (NSS, 'Song of Shiva')


As human beings, as sadhakas, we have our fixed Goal. By Baba's grace Parama Purus'a is our Goal. Baba is our Ista. And, by His grace, everything we do in our spiritual lives is leading up to His divine stance.

Simultaneously, in day to day life a certain adjustment is needed. For various reasons, we cannot maintain our silent meditation practice day and night, sitting in padma'sana all the 24 hours. We have many other duties and responsibilities to take care of in this world.

Ours is the path of subjective approach & objective adjustment. Because we have to move on and on towards Him yet maintain our affairs in everyday life.

In general, the common occurrence is that in sadhana by His grace the mind gets pointed towards Brahma yet when taking care of worldly duties our mind gets associated with mundane things. This is the common phenomenon. But, Baba warns us that this way of thinking about the world precipitates one's crudification.

So we should know the proper remedy to avoid degeneration and keep the mind spiritually vibrated.


Here below Baba scientifically explains how the mind-- our existence-- gets grossly crudified by identifying one's mental waves with crude worldly objects.

Baba says, "We hear a sound, but the concept of the word uttered is not clear till the mental waves are brought in contact with the physical concept involved. A child hears the word 'cat'. He sees a cat and the mother says, 'See, my son! That is the cat which drank your milk yesterday'. The boy associates the word 'cat' with the cat seen. That means he establishes a parallelism between the mental waves created by uttering the word 'cat' and the physical wave coming from the physical form of the cat. Hence psycho-physical parallelism is the meaning of a word which itself (the word) is a psychic wave. Psycho-physical parallelism always tends to make the psychic waves cruder, and if the mental wave gets cruder, human beings will be transformed into cruder beings (the path of negative pratisaincara will be taken by them) and spiritual elevation will remain a dream." (Idea & Ideology)

As Baba warns us above, one's mental waves degenerate towards crude matter when they think about objects of this world. And this leads to one's downfall.

The overall idea is that the mind takes on the shape of its ideation. And in the cycle of life and rebirth, one gets a body according to their thoughts in the mind-- according to their mental pabulum.

So if one thinks about a cat they will be reborn as a cat or maybe some other kind of animal. And if one thinks about bricks they will be converted into stone. And if they think about their business finances, they may be converted into a wallet or purse or a silver coin etc. Like this it works.

The overall equation being that by thinking about crude matter one's nerve cells and nerve fibres get adversely affected-- i.e. crudified-- and an ectoplasmic change takes place. The result being that ultimately serious degeneration occurs. Where one's entire existence gets converted into crude matter. Baba's warns us about this horrible outcome in the above cited passage and in countless other discourses. This we have all heard.


The predicament then becomes: What is the answer. What is the way out. How is it that human beings-- sadhakas-- can live in this world yet maintain their march towards Parama Purusa. Here Baba gives His perfect answer.

Baba says, "In day-to-day business, we have to conceive the meaning of words and thereby establish psycho-physical parallelism. Then, is human destiny sealed for ever? No, it is not! We can have a supreme position of the spiritual wave over the physical wave and perceive the latter as one of the manifestations of the spiritual infinite one. This is what Ananda Marga philosophy means by Brahmacarya. Brahmacarya does not mean celibacy but means the assimilation of the psychic wave of the unit mind into the eternal waves of the Macrocosm. Ananda Marga lays down for the spiritual aspirant a practical method by which this spiritual imposition is done and the mental waves are saved from becoming cruder. Rather by bha'va sa'dhana' (spiritual practice of auto-suggestion) at the time of action laid down by Ananda Marga, the mind will tend towards Brahmacarya and thereby towards psycho-spiritual parallelism, the only way to ultimate liberation. Because, for mental liberation, the psychic waves must be made subtler, and this is only possible if one either entertains only subtler mental waves or by inspiring with a spiritual force gets a parallelism of the mental waves with spiritual ones." (Idea and Ideology)

In His above revolutionary teaching, Baba guides us that by practicing second lesson-- Brahmacarya-- then while performing mundane works we can goad the mental waves of the mind towards the spiritual realm-- and not towards the crude matter. By this way one can work in the world yet progress spiritually and reach the divine stance.


As we know, each and everything in this vast universal creation is the expression of Brahma. So Baba's directive is to ideate on Brahma before starting any mundane work. According to Him we are to apply the feeling of Brahma-hood to our actions. And this, as we all know is our practice of brahmacarya or second lesson of sahaja yoga.

By this way, by engaging in the spiritual outlook of brahmacarya, one's mind naturally contemplates or moves from one form or expression of Brahma to another. By this practice the mind is always involved with Brahma-- i.e. it remains constantly in that subtle spiritual realm. In which case the mind can never degenerate.

Thus by following the code of brahmacarya and converting one's mental waves into the spiritual sphere, there is no scope for any downfall.


In Sanskrit, the term 'kal' means time. So the phrase, kal kala'ntar, means from one time to another.

And in Sanskrit, the term 'gram' means village. Then the phrase, gram grama'ntar, means from one village to another.

Similarly, Brahma is Parama Purusa or Cosmic Consciousness. So Baba's guideline-- Brahma Brahma'ntar-- means to move from one expression of Brahma to another. That is the spirit and practical approach of our second lesson.

So in our regular dealing, we are to constantly feel and think that when doing worldly duties we are merely interacting with His various expressions - just moving from one expression of His to the next.

That is how to see Him in everything and follow the code of brahmcarya.


Those who fail to follow this practice of second lesson or Brahmacarya will certainly undergo radical degeneration. This is Baba's stern warning.

Of course we all know about our 2nd lesson, but even then it is not so easy to do. But by His grace and through constant effort and practice, seeing all as the expression of Brahma will step by step become our natural outlook.

So we should make strict efforts. Because without yama and niyama sadhana is an impossibility and the practice of brahmacarya is one of the main steps of yama and niyama.

Without this-- without practicing brahmacarya-- then one cannot progress along the path of sadhana.


By Baba's divine grace, as His disciples we should sincerely follow brahmacarya, become established in this practice, and get close to Him.

"Whatever you speak or do,
Forgetting Him never;
Keeping His name in Your heart,
Work, remembering it is for Him,
And, endlessly active, drift in bliss."
(CC-II, 'Sadhana', pt #10)



Here is another of one of Baba's special teachings that is intimately linked with the whole topic of brahmacarya and the practice of second lesson.

Mana eva manus'ya'na'm' ka'ran'am' bandhamoks'ayoh;
Bandhastu vis'aya'saungi mukto nirvis'ayam' tatha'.

Baba says, "'The mind is the cause of bondage, and this mind, this very mind, is the cause of liberation, is the cause of emancipation.' If the movement towards subtle is encouraged, and there is movement with proper acceleration, then what will happen? There will take place one of two different things: either one's existence will be converted into the Cosmic Mind -- that metamorphosis of unit mind into Cosmic Mind is known as the qualified stance -- sagun'a'sthiti -- or, if the very "I" feeling is surrendered at the altar of Supreme Existence, then the alternative will be that the entire existential factor will become one with the Supreme Cognitive Faculty, with the Cognitive Principle -- one will become omniscient, an all-knowing entity. Thus one will attain sagun'a'sthiti or nirgun'a'sthiti (the non-attributional or non-qualified stance)." (NHNS-1, 'Existential Flow & Its Culminating Point')


Another very simple and effective way of practicing second lesson is outlined in the below posting. The basic idea is to think: He is watching me. This idea alone brings Parama Purusa into your awareness - and that is second lesson.

Read more about it here:

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