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Re: To Brothers and Sisters Who Feel Baba Left Them #2

Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2012 21:08:44 -0000
From: Ganesh Deva
Subject: Re: To Brothers and Sisters Who Feel Baba Left Them #2



~ Part 2 ~

(Note: This is the second letter in this series;  a link to the first letter is appended below. - Eds)


"The entire programme of so-called mahaprayan goes against this very fundamental point of spirituality because the MPD programme dictates that Baba is gone. That is the extreme negativity of this "mahaprayan" programme: It rules out the existence of Parama Purusa..."

This is so true - the dogmatic mahaprayan programme touches the extreme point of negativity. We can even liken it to idol worship.


In their naivete, many dogmatic idol worshipers wholeheartedly express, "What is wrong with idol worship, for me this is my god." This is the manner of so many idol worshipers.

By this way, they become more and more emotionally and sentimentally attached with their form of worship and innocently; and, mistakenly, believe they will achieve salvation. This is their unfortunate circumstance hope.

The reality, however, is that such dogmatic worshippers degrade themselves. That is the sad reality of their approach. (See Note 1)

Unfortunately in our AM family, some few emotional sadhakas express a similar idea: "What is wrong with mahaprayan, for me this is my feeling with god."

This is the response of those few people who innocently adhere to the dogmatic MPD programme. In their simplicity, and also because of their group interest, they convince themselves and get emotionally and sentimentally bound to the function of so-called mahaprayan.

Those Tiljala group leaders have indoctrinated various margii brothers and sisters into this programme of "mahaprayan".

Of course most sadhakas in Ananda Marga wholeheartedly feel that, "Baba, is with me." This is our common, fundamental approach. Only a few have fallen into the mind-set of so-called mahaprayan, i.e. Baba is far away or gone.

So it is our duty to respond to the call and help all brothers and sisters in this regard.

Because, in the end, this entire approach of so-called mahaprayan will degrade their mind. The first and final message of "mahaprayan" is that Baba is gone - away from me. This is the sorrowful outlook. In that case one will completely fall off the path of true spirituality and become a mere follower of dogma, tragically harmed by that diseased outlook. Verily such persons are inviting problems for themselves.

As we know, the truth for every devotee is: "My Parama Purusa remains with me always." Indeed, Baba lives in the heart of His bhaktas.

So those few who think that, "What is wrong, I like mahaprayan", sadly they are no different from idol worshippers who proclaim, "What is wrong with idol worship, I like praying to this piece of stone."

In both cases, those brothers and sisters have unfortunately fallen into dogma; and, in both cases, such followers have allowed their mind to become emotionally attached with that unholy practice.

It then becomes very difficult to convince them to join a higher sentient approach. Because they have become wedded to their dogma and adopted the notion that Parama Purusa is not with me. It happens - that is the tragedy.

So we should help them.


Let us never forget that the justification behind following so-called mahaprayan is the same as the one used by idol worshippers. Tragically the outcome will be the same as well. Both parties will suffer, becoming one with the dust of the earth - totally unable to realise the sweet flow of Parama Purusa in their lives. According to Baba, this is their circumstance. (Please again see note 1.)

Sadly, they do not believe in the heart that Parama Purusa Baba is along with them - their mind-set is below even the first stage of realisation, i.e. below sa'lokya. That is Baba's teaching from His book, Namami Krsnasundaram.

It is our duty to help bring them back onto the right path. All brothers and sisters should be helped in this regard - none should be allowed to wallow any longer. It is a human concern; it is a psycho-spiritual concern.

All sincere sadhakas - all disciples of Shrii Shrii Anandamurtiji - naturally feel that Baba is in their heart; that is why the so-called mahaprayan programme is on the wane and nearly extinct. Those few who do observe it are like idol worshipers - and it is our duty to help them.

Let us remember, spirituality means living along side one's Lord, and that is our path in Ananda Marga.



"Khunjiya ber'a'i toma're sada'i...ogo sakha'..." (PS 548)


Baba, I am desperately searching You in my mind, in my mental graden, O' my dearmost Sakha [1]. My eyes are saturated with tears of love in Your longing and waiting. My eyes are searching for You, oh my Dearmost.

All the creepers and shrubs are laden with flowers and fruit. Their heavy branches have come down to touch Your feet, in total surrender. Whatever good things I have in my life, all that sweetness I am offering at Your lotus feet. The flowers of my mind are divinely saturated in their aroma. They are waiting with nectar filled in their hearts - waiting to surrender that sweetness to You, oh my Dearmost.

The sandalwood forest is spreading its sweet fragrance all around. The whole atmosphere is charged with Your divine bliss. The nightingale is busy singing the song of Your reception. The beautiful peacock is dancing alone to the melody and rhythm of its ankle bells, spreading its colorful feathers all around.

Baba, my whole existence, my entire being is ready to receive You. I am searching You with devotion and longing in my heart, in my mind. So please grace me by coming...


[1] Sakha: Baba says, "'Samapranah sakha smrtah'. Where love and devotion are so overwhelming that it appears as if there is only one entity in two bodies, such a pair of is known as 'sakha'. The bhakta, the devotee, is the sakha of Parama Purusa, because the bhakta can never think of Him as a separate entity from Him. Here he altogether forgets that he is separated from God. That is why Parama Purusa is also a sakha to His bhaktas and the bhakta is the sakha of Parama Purusa...You should also know-- you should remember this truth - that the only well-wisher that you have in this universe...the only sakha is Parama Purusa." (AV-6, p. 75-6)

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