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Why & How Only Ananda Marga is Dharma

Subject: Why & How Only Ananda Marga is Dharma
Date: Wed, 06 Mar 2013 18:37:36 (00:00)

This entire email is composed of 4 parts:
(1) Posting: Why & How Only Ananda Marga is Dharma
(2) Follow-Up Letter: Story of Dadhiici
(3) Trailer Quote: The Four Root Languages Follow Identical Process
(4) Prabhat Samgiita: 2373

 Each section is demarcated by asterisks (***).


Here is a poignant letter of contrast how our Ananda Marga is universal dharma whereas all those religions are based on their own limited platform.

(1A) Religion is extroverted movement. Religions have many gods.

(1B) Dharma is introverted movement. Dharma has only one God, that too is the Self within.

(2A) Religion divides. Religion leads to bloodshed due to ignorance and dogma. The Babri Masjid is a case in example.

(2B) Dharma unites. Dharma united people by leading them to the path of knowledge.

(3A) Religion does not permit any scope of inquiry. The concepts in religion are purely theoretical not backed by experimental verification.

(3B) In dharma the theoretical concepts are derived out of experimental verification.

(4A) Religion postulates enhanced material enjoyment by placing God within an imaginary heaven.

(4B) The basic concept of dharma is that ‘HE’ exists and that HE is within us. The endeavor to search ‘HIM’ within is meditation and the culminating point of this endeavor is AHAM BRAHMASMI (I am Brahma). Dharma leads one towards realization of the self.

(5A) Religion involves parishram wherein action is guided without inspiration.

(5B) Dharma is perfectly internal wherein the soul inspires the mind to act and the mind inspires the body to act. Action guided by the soul is shrama (free from extroversial tendency).

(6A) Religion operates by creating fear in peoples minds of the fictitious concept of hell and alluring people towards the pleasures of heaven.

(6B) Dharma operates by inspiring people with love for the supreme being. Anandam Brahmmano vidvan maa vibheti kutasc`na (Fear not, God is bliss only).Teaches explicitly not to fear

(7A) Religion claims that all of ones past sins can be washed away if one goes on a pilgrimage or bathes in a holy river etc. (which is irrational).

(7B) Dharma says you have to undergo the requitals of your actions.

(8A) Religion says God is confined to holy places (for example, Mecca, Ayodhya, Jerusalem) and not to be found elsewhere.

(8B) Dharma says Ishavasyam idam sarvam yat kinc`a jagatyam jagat. (In every speck of dust in the universe God resides with equal density). People who go from place to place looking for God are like those who throw away the food in their hands and then go from door to door begging .

(9A) Religion believes dip in holy river (Ganga, Yamuna). It means God is only in these rivers and not in other rivers. If so, why the fishes after living many days inside the holy rivers end up in the mouth of greedy people.

(9B) In Dharma, the river or Tiirtha is the Atma (soul). And dip is going deep into ideation.

(10A) Religion believes in physical strength (i.e., preponderance in numbers) and therefore, demands conversion.

(10B) Dharma believes in spiritual strength and therefore, does not require conversion. Therefore, dharma is the only path to and Ananda Marga is the only dharma. The practice of Yama (control over external expresssions) and Niyama (internal purification).


"Ananda Marga alone is dharma and all the rest are sectisms." (Subhasita Samgraha - 1, p. 63)

"A'nanda Ma'rga is that path of progress, and that is why A'nanda Ma'rga is the only alternative for the preservation of human existence and civilization." (Tattva Kaomudii - 1)

"A correct spiritual ideology is the only solution to the problems confronting the world. From this perspective we can call Ananda Marga ideology the philosophers’ stone. Just as the philosophers’ stone is meant to transform everything into gold, Ananda Marga ideology can, most definitely, find a just and rational solution whenever it is applied to any problem." (Problems of the Day, pt #36)

"The books in Ananda Marga philosophy are all absolute knowledge. The proper mark of identity of absolute knowledge is that it must be universal, rational and psychological." (Ananda Marga Philosophy in a Nutshell - 4, Prápta Vákya and Ápta Vákya)

Bhaskar Deva


Date: 06 Mar 2013 21:33:24 -0000
From: “Kalpatru Deva”
Subject: Story of Dadhiici


We all know that March 5 was the sanctified day known as Dadhiici Divas– the occasion which commemorates those who valiantly sacrificed their lives for the great cause of dharma: Ananda Marga ideology.

Here is some further background and meaning about this great event– which is one of our Ananda Marga festivals.



As the story goes, the elderly Mahars’i Dadhiici was a great rishi who stood for the cause of universal welfare. And ultimately he sacrificed his life for the human society.

In this mythological tale, it is told that when the devatas (pious people) and da’navas (demons) were fighting against one another, then in order to achieve permanent victory over the da’navas, the devatas went to Mahars’i Dadhiici for his blessing – and to get a boon from him.

Up until that point in the battle, the da’navas (wicked people) were winning the war. So the devatas (moralists) knew that something special needed to be done, otherwise they were sure to lose the war. And they also knew that Mahars’i Dadhiici had performed great penance in his life.

So the devatas approached Mahars’i Dadhiici knowing that if he gives one of the bones from his holy body then the vajra (mighty weapon like a lightening bolt) made from that bone will be enough to permanently annihilate the demonic forces. They knew t would take the bone of one great ascetic with lots of spiritual power in order to win the war. So only if Mahars’i Dadhiici sacrificed his life by giving one of his bones could the devatas be saved – otherwise not. With this in mind the devatas approached Mahars’i Dadhiici.

When they arrived at the doorstep of his ashram, the Mahars’i was deeply absorbed in sadhana. But knowing that they had come calling especially for him, he broke his meditation. And then after listening to the request of those devatas, Mahars’i Dadhiici agreed with their demand and he gave his approval for the plan.

Then the great Mahars’i Dadhiici permanently withdrew all the vital energy from his body through the practice of pranayama. And, by this way, the devatas (righteous forces) could make a weapon from the bones of his body and win the war. Thus Mahars’i Dadhiici gave up his existence for the great cause of universal welfare.

That is the spirit of our Dadhiici Divas festival - honouring those who sacrificed their lives for Ananda Marga ideology.


As we know, often is the case in India that martyrs are known as ‘shahiid’, which is an Arabic word. The common Hindi or Sanskrit term – Dadhiici – is not usually used.

While giving a discourse Baba make this point quite clear.

“Those brave warriors who take part in the Islamic religious wars (jeha’dd) are called muja’hid in Arabic. Those muja’hids who give up their life in battle are called shahiid. Those who are victorious in battle are called ga’jii (if they live, ga’jii; if they die, shahiid). Similarly, those who give up their life in the Christian religious wars (crusades) are called “martyrs”. By what logic then do we call those brave progeny who give up their life for their country or for any other great cause shahiid? Instead, we can use the word dadhiici for them because Mahars’i Dadhiici sacrificed his life for the welfare of others. He did not lose his life in a jihad or crusade.” (Varna Vijiana, Disc 21)

In His above Baba commentary, Baba clarifies the meaning of the term shahiid and makes an explicit distinction between (a) those fanatics who die for the limited agenda of their dogmatic religion and (b) those great souls – Dadhiicis – who sacrifice their lives for that all-expansive cosmic ideology.


Since then the term ‘Dadahiici’ was born. It means sacrificing one’s life for the great cause– Bhagavata Dharma. Hence, according to Baba the term ‘Dadhiici’ is distinctly different from those other terms which denote one who has given their life for their narrow & dogmatic religion.

Baba says:
“When Christians die for Christendom, they are called martyrs;
When Muslims die for Islam they are called shahiids;
When My children sacrifice their live for the ideals of Bha’gavat Dharma,
I call them Dadhiicis.”  – 5 March, 1967

Therefore it is every year on this day of 5 March that we remember all those great souls who have given their life for the establishment of AM ideology.



Each and every sacrifice is important – each and every person who sacrifices their life to save Ananda Marga / bhagavad dharma has great importance. No sacrifice is of less significance than another.

Whether it be those who sacrificed that fateful day on 2nd April 1982, or those who were killed in the fight with the communists in Ananda Nagar, or those who did self-immolation, they have all sacrificed their life to save bhagavad dharma. So we should regard them all the in equal life, with great honour.

Baba has denoted 5th March as this day to recognise all those who sacrificed. Those who sacrifice in the future, they too will be honoured on Dadhiici Divas. It is Baba’s distinct guideline that all dadhiciis will be honoured on this very day.


In addition to what was written in the prior letter, History and Observance of This Occasion (link below), Dadhiici Divas is to be observed with all kinds of collective and joyous programs that celebrate the honour and well-being of humanity.

Uplifting functions like akhanda kiirtan, dharmacakra, mass feeding, clothing distribution, sports and games are most appropriate for this day. Literary, athletic, and science competitions are also welcomed as well as unifying events like collective bhajans and collective meals. People also observe a day of half-fasting and feed those in need.

Please write in with how you and your unit observed this day.

in Him,
Kalpatru Deva


The section below demarcated by asterisks is an entirely different topic,
completely unrelated to the above material. It stands on its own as a point of interest.


The Four Root Languages Follow Identical Process

"When a swift horse runs its hooves make a turtur sound. That which makes a turtur sound as it moves is called turaga or turaunga or turaungama (that is, "horse"). That animal which makes a kurkur sound as it runs is called kuraga or kuraunga or kuraungama (that is, "deer"). In this way human beings have created many word forms and verb forms to express their mental ideas. This process of word formation is called "acoustic derivation" and the original verbal roots in all the world's languages were created in this way."

"The first word forms in all the world's languages were the original verbal roots. By adding prefixes and suffixes many different words were derived. Among the established languages of the world, mainly four can be considered as the root languages. They are Vedic, Latin, Hebrew and old Chinese. If one examines the derivation of the vocabulary of these languages one will find that their method or process is identical. (Varn'a Vijina'na, Disc 19, p.270)

Here Baba is explaining that these 4 languages (Vedic, Latin, Hebrew and old Chinese) are root languages. The words and vocabulary of these languages are based on the natural sounds those inhabitants heard, such as when a horse runs. In that way those early people created root verbs.

Time passed; daughter and granddaughter languages were formed. And those languages were built upon the root verbs of those four original root languages.

For example, Sanskrit / Samskrta came from the Vedic language and from Sanskrit / Samskrta so many Indian languges were created: Hindi, Bengali, Gujurati, Malayalam and all the Indo-Aryan languages. They are all based on Sanskrit / Samskrta and follow the same root verb from the original Vedic. This is also happened with Latin, Hebrew and Old Chinese. So many languages were formed upon the root verbs of these 3 other root languages, just as happened with Vedic.



"Toma're ceyechi a'lo-chay'aya'..." (PS 2373)


 O' Parama Purusa, I long for You in the light and shade - in good days and bad - in the dawn as well as in the evening. I long for You always, each and every moment. Baba, I long for You in the effulgence of the earth - the beauty of creation. I have untold yearning for You in dormant love and in the depths of ideation - in my dhya'na. O' my Beloved, I want You.

 O' Supreme Entity, my Dearmost and my eternal companion, You are the great ocean of churned nectar. You are eternal. Everyone exists because of You in newer and newer rhythm, names, and forms. Because of You this cycle of creation keeps moving.

 Baba, please come very close and reside in my heart, grace me by dispelling the last vestige of asmita' [1]. Along the flow of my life's path - through the undulating waves of crest and troughs - the river of my citta wants Your essence of nectar. Baba in the journey of my life, in pain and pleasure, loss and gain, happiness and sorrow, my heart wants only You, O' my Dearmost...


[1] Asmita': Here below Baba gives quite an elaborate and colourful explanation of the Sanskrit term, asmita'.


   Baba says, "As asmita' is devoid of any discrimination, people with this mental defect lose their power of discrimination. First, they think that since they are so great, there is no need for them to learn anything from others. As a result of this, their further progress comes to a halt. Secondly, the arrogant attitude of this asmita' banishes from their minds the humble psychology of the learner. They lose interest in learning anything useful; so not only in the world of knowledge, but also in the world of practicality, they become misfits in life because of their mountainous accumulated ignorance."
   "It is not that arrogance of this sort simply obstructs their progress. The human mind, like the human body, is dynamic. No one has come to remain here; everyone is moving -- for movement is a must. Now, the mind whose further progress is blocked will also have to move this way or that; so when one must move, but the path of progress is blocked, one is compelled to move along the path of degradation. Thus the arrogance born of this asmita' will lead people towards their downfall." (Namah Shivaya Shantaya, 'Shivokti-6')

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