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Ac. Rudranandji Making Pathway to Coronate Himself as PP


At the recent April 2013 DMS in Davao, one grave injustice was done by a few organisational leaders. The ramifications of this act are slowly being embedded within our organisational-cum-devotional culture by the powers that be. We should all be aware about what happened - otherwise things will only continue to get worse.


Here is what occurred: Purodha Pramukha, i.e. Dada Vishvadevananda, appeared on stage at the DMS sitting on an elevated seat that was higher than Guru's place. PP Dada was veritably blocking the photo of Rev Baba. The image is attached for your review.

The key point is that in Ananda Marga, Brahma alone is the Guru. There is no lineage of gurus where the guruship or top post is transferred from one to the next as most religions do. That means there are no dalai lamas, nor popes, nor ayatollas that inherit the post or are anointed etc, as in Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Catholicism and the various other major religions and yogic traditions etc. In all such religions and traditions, they infuse the power of God within their chosen leaders. Christian priests became ordained and the Dalai Lama is selected and coronated as the divine one etc. So in every religion, the top-post holder acts a the middle-man between God and the people. In that way, huge power and divine authority is invested in those religious heads. But that is not the case in our Ananda Marga.

In Ananda Marga, Baba is the Mahasambhuti and Sadguru. His status is eternal and there is no transfer of His spiritual power to any subsequent postholder. So PP Dada then is just one jiiva born into this world with all kinds of samskaras and ignorance. Sadguru Baba is the granter of salvation whereas PP Dada is struggling for liberation, i.e. bound in the noose of maya. There is no comparison between the two. There is no question of PP Dada gaining higher stature.

Yet tragically, that is exactly what happened at the recent DMS in Davao. It was arranged to put PP Dada's dais higher up and in front of Guru's place on the DMS stage. That is the atrocity.

In this letter we explore (a) how and why opportunistic Dadas prop up PP's stature for their own gain by promoting PP as the spiritual head of Ananda Marga, and (b) why the post of Purodha Parmukha is verily a social post, not a spiritual one.


Let's begin with a quick review of our tantra tradition.

As we know, we do Guru dhyana at the sahasrara cakra. That is the highest point of the human experience. That spot signifies deep regard and reverence. It is the pinnacled point of the human mind. Indeed that is the tradition in tantra: To goad the mind upwards, never lower.

In all aspects of our spiritual life, Guru's place is the highest and the most revered. Nobody is above or on par with Guru. This is the main teaching of tantra.

Thus when Baba is the Guru and He is Taraka Brahma and perfect in all respects, then naturally His status is unparalleled.

"The one formless, beginningless and infinite Parama Brahma (Supreme Consciousness) is the only entity to be attained by living beings – That alone is Jagat Guru (the Supreme preceptor), That alone has revealed Brahmavidya´ (intuitional science) to us through the medium of the name and form of Anandamu´rtijii. Unit beings must be made to appreciate Its majesty." (1)

Yet, some, for their selfish reasons, are trying to prop up PP Dada - i.e. one mere mortal born in bondage and prone to avidya maya - as being the revered one. Indeed this drama has been going on in one way or another since 1990.

So we should investigate why this is being done and clear the air.



First off, we should all understand that the post of Purodha Pramukha is a social one, not a spiritual post. Here are the reasons why:

(A) Caryacarya itself is our social scripture. And CC-1 lays out the social duties of purodha pramukha. PP Dada's duty is to act as head of this worldly organisation AMPS. In this capacity, PP is the "chief of the purodhas".

(B) PP has zero ability to arrange his own mukti & moksa; in that case what can he do for others in this regard. Nothing. PP is himself not liberated and obviously cannot grant that to others. This furthermore shows that his post is purely social, not spiritual.

(C) PP cannot give any new scripture or shastra. Our Ananda Marga scripture is perfect and complete - all delivered by Guru Himself. If PP wishes to write a story or commentary he may do so. But he is unable to contribute even one syllable to the shastra of Ananda Marga.

(D) Organizational executive decisions related with social affairs must reach to Purodha Pramukha for his discretionary review. This is one of his social duties.

(E) PP's post is lifelong - not longer than that. That is to say, he is a human being and after his death he has not power or capacity. On the other hand, Sadguru Baba is eternal. His power remains always. He is omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipotent. He is beyond all spatial and temporal factors.

(F) In the Purodha Board, PP's single vote has decisive meaning, though his order can be overturned. Hence, PP's order is not final; his decisions are subject to review. That means if the Purodha Board has a majority vote then they can overturn Purodha Pramukha's decision. In short, PP does not have absolute authority; PP's every decision must be in concert with Ananda Marga ideology.

(G) Each of the judiciary decisions also must reach to Purodha Pramukha for his final approval. This again deals with the social sphere.

(H) Purodha Pramukha is chief of the purodhas - which is a social board in our AMPS.

(I) PP Dada has no great spiritual power anointed to him by God. Just he is one purodha selected by his peers to serve as the chief of the board.

(J) Plus PP has so many more social duties and responsibilities.

By all this it is quite clear that the post of Purodha Pramukha is a social post - not a spiritual one - in our Ananda Marga Pracaraka Samgha.

In our Caryacarya, Baba has given various provisions about the social post of Purodha Pramukha. The post of PP is just one of the many social posts in the organization wherein PP Dada deals with worldly affairs, not spiritual emancipation etc.

The question remains: When the position of purodha pramukha is clearly a social post, then why do some try to turn it into a spiritual one by giving maximum reverence to PP Dada and placing his seat higher than Baba's.



If you look at the present day dogmatic religious scene or political field then you may see that lackluster people are always getting the power. Just some puppet type of person gets the leadership role, and conniving priests rule from behind.

And this is exactly what has been happening with the post of purodha pramukha since 1990. From day 1, Ac Sarvatmananda Avt was very interested and eager to select a PP whom he could control 100%: Hence the selection of the late Dada Shraddhanandji.

Dada Sarvatmanandji immediately then propped up PP Dada Shraddhananda as being divine because then those divine powers would be routed to him (i.e. Dada Sarvatmanandji) since he was the one controlling PP. By this way Ac Sarvatmananda ruled with an iron fist - all via the word and signature of PP.

Thereafter Ac Rudrananda Avt basked in this same luxury when he snatched PP Shraddhanandji. Then Dada Rudranandji could do anything and everything with PP's stamp of approval. By this way he even ousted Dada Sarvatmanandji from the organisation. How ironic: Dada Sarvatmanandji got bit by his own creation.

Actually the story of Dada Rudranandji does not end there. Many say that his final wish is to become PP. Toward this end he is doing two things: (a) Clearing out the competition, making more of his yes-man into Purodhas so he can garner the vote, and trying to create circumstances for the current PP Vishvadevananda to resign; (b) Declaring again and again the the post of PP is vested with special powers by Baba, so the one occupying that chair is veritably divine. This is the way that Rudrananda is preparing the stage for his own ascension onto the throne wherein he hopes to have unbridled power. About this there is more to tell.

Suffice to say here that all such opportunists want to get more power by controlling a PP whom they have presented as being all-powerful. This is their trick. And to make PP all-powerful they build him up as being divine and the veritable spiritual head of AMPS. Tragically, a few innocent margiis get befooled and cheated.

Actually what these Dadas do is just a carbon copy of religious dogma. The Hindu priests put all power in their idols. Then when they wish to get any order implemented, they say, "Goddess Kali told me to tell you...". This is their manner. By this way all credit and responsibility goes to some stone statue that is 100% silent. There is nothing anybody can do but obey. After all, where is there scope to argue or protest? That stone idol is mute. In this way, those exploiting priests have unquestionable power.

And verily all the major and minor religions - eastern and western - perform similar maneuvers. They invest their chosen or token leader with the power of the divine and then take the name of that post-holder when they wish to enact some new edict etc.

Likewise, a few our top Dadas employ the same strategy. They create an aura that PP is great, nay divine, and put him on a high pedestal - above Baba. Although, within their inner circle they have not an iota of respect for this PP Dada - after all he is just their puppet - but they project that same PP as having divine and absolute powers. PP's word is beyond question. This is their outer show to the general public. With this technique, such Dadas can execute their every wish: Expulsion as weapon, victimisation of innocent margiis, capture more power, eradicate margii rights, scripture distortion, Fake Ananda Vanii etc. All of these misdeeds are carried out by "the word of PP".

Their top aim is for the common margii to transfer all their respect and love for Baba to PP and ultimately surrender to PP. Then those opportunistic Dadas can wield full power.

All they have to do is find some spineless Dada to act as PP and then prop up that Dada as being a god. This is their plan. In the past they did this with Ac Shraddhananda and now they are doing this with Ac Vishvadevananda.

That is why at the recent DMS in Davao they placed PP Dada Vishvadevananda's dais on a plateau higher than Baba's stance. Thus we see that who gets the high seat. But this is just their ploy. Every sincere and educated Ananda Margii understands well that PP Dada is not the Guru and that PP Dada has no such spiritual powers etc. There is nothing he can do except make worldly, organisationl decisions.


Here are some closing thoughts on this topic:

1. Such opportunistic Dadas are just implementing common religious dogma. Step by step they are just putting forth the idea that when Guru "left" then the current in-charge, i.e. PP Dada, takes on the role of guru.

2. In that way, they want margiis to salute PP thinking that PP has divine power. By securing maximum respect for PP from the margiis, then simple and ignorant margiis become restless to get the blessing of PP. In the name of PP they will accept anything. This is the plan of those opportunistic Dadas.

3. New margiis think this is the system and that everything is proper, while some old margiis think that the matter is sensitive. So they do not protest or raise their voice in public, while some others oppose this as a dogma and, in turn, are ousted, expelled, and victimised.

4. In Ananda Marga, we do not approve of these religious dogmas and middle-man theories where the top-post holder is a go-between for God and the people. We do not put any credence into this. But opportunistic purodhas are so degraded that want to start that tradition, gradually. The attached photo is but one of the proofs. It is further validated by viewing all the horrors that have been done in the name of PP since 1990. By this way anyone can see that they prop up the post of PP to something divine and then wield that power to their liking.

5. The various religions have a spiritual head but that is not the case in Ananda Marga. In our Ananda Marga, there is no third entity between God and the disciple. The religions use an ordained priest between their god and the seeker; but in Ananda Marga, Parama Purusa (God) and the sadhaka have a direct connection. There is no intermediary.

6. We have to remember that in Ananda Marga the role of an acarya is limited. Whether it be RS Dada or PP Dada, they have the same Guru as regular margiis. So PP is not something divine. Rather, he is just a human being in a social post.


Whenever PP dada is seated on the dais etc, then the photo of Sadguru Shrii Shrii Anandamurtiji must be placed or displayed 5 - 10 feet above the head of PP dada. Then there is no question of any confusion. Then there is no doubt that from this angle or that angle it is good or not. Then there will not be the splitting of any hairs. When the top spot has been reserved for Lord Shrii Shrii Anandamurti ji, and He has His own designated space, then the will eliminate all doubts etc.


Baba has given Ananda Marga ideology for rooting out dogma. Yet now we see how some are trying to impose age-old religious dogmas as top Dadas prop up the stature of PP on the stage of our very own DMS - giving more status to PP than Baba.

Despite all this, surely the day is not far when all will rally around His divine message in one voice and declare:

"All human beings belong to one race...'The exploitation of human beings cannot be allowed!' and, 'Religious hypocrisy cannot be tolerated!' Giving a clarion call to the fragmented human society from beneath the saffron flag, the symbol of service and sacrifice, they will proclaim at the top of their voices, 'Human beings of the world, unite!'" (Problems of the Day)

“The one formless, beginningless and infinite Parama Brahma (Supreme Consciousness) is the only entity to be attained by living beings— That alone is Jagat Guru (the Supreme preceptor), That alone has revealed Brahmavidya (intuitional science) to us through the medium of the name and form of Anandamurtijii. Unit beings must be made to appreciate Its majesty.” (1)

at His lotus feet,

1. Caryacarya, part 2, Sadhana, point #1a

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