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Fake BP Manual makes margiis subservient

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1. Posting: Fake BP Manual makes margiis subservient
2. Links

Fake BP Manual makes margiis subservient

Group leaders like to have their own "yes man" installed in the BP post. They do not want to see an honest margii sadvipra elected. In this entire process, their worst transgression and their main tool     of manipulation has been the creation of the Fake BP Manual (1997). By this way the group leaders implemented their own agenda and tossed aside Guru’s original guidelines about the post of bhukti pradhan.

As the months and years pass since that fateful time with certain powers created the Fake BP Manual back in 1997, we should not lose sight of Baba's guideline about what the bhukti pradhan post is all about. And we should implement Guru’s original BP manual for our upcoming 2016 BP elections. 

The post of bhukti pradhan gives margiis a voice

In the entire human history, no guru or leader had the foresight or courage to give family people a guiding role in a socio-spiritual organisation. In His revolutionary manner, Sadguru Baba has given family margiis leadership positions in Ananda Marga Pracaraka Samgha (AMPS), including the significant post of bhukti pradhan. By this way Baba has uniquely bestowed a voice to family people. Here below are some points regarding this key organisational post of bhukti pradhan (BP). 

What is it meant by the term bhukti pradhan
& how they sidelined margiis

In Baba's grand organisational format there are various types of bhukti pradhan posts. And here since we are referring to bhukti pradhans in general, it should be understood that wherever the title bhukti pradhan is mentioned, that refers to:
(a) bhukti pradhan of every department and trade;
(b) upa bhukti pramukhas; and,
(c) gram pramukhas, etc.

For the sake of simplicity all the above are included in the term - bhukti pradhan (BP). Unfortunately, due to the systematic elimination of the rights of bhukti pradhans, (BP's), family margiis have been sidelined. The relation between top WT's and family margiis has become that of subordination. One of the chief solutions then is to revive the BP system according to Baba's guidelines and then step by step everything will move on the right track.

In this regard we should forge ahead and provide justice to all family margiis (irrespective of organisational post). In so doing, there will be coordinated cooperation between WT's and margiis as per Baba’s given system.

BP rights and the Guru’s original manual
should be restored for the 2016 elections and beyond

Unfortunately though, as mentioned above, for a number of years the rights of BP's have gradually been snatched one by one - first only by B group and now by both B and H groups.

The ISMUB Dept has been slowly taking away all of the rights and responsibilities of BPs and turning them into their own (ISMUB Dept) slaves. In that way the ruling groups of Ananda Marga have been able to manipulate the entire BP system according to their own selfish desires.

Here then is a call to all rational margiis & Wts that Baba's true BP Election Manual be restored to its proper status. Baba's original BP elections guidelines - and not the fake 1997 BP Manual - should be followed for the 2106 BP elections and all future elections.

in Him,

~ In-depth study ~

Whose fake manual is whose toy

We should not forget that the altered BP Manual published in 1997 was dictated by Sarvatmanandaji and that this altered BP Manual was written and signed by Sambhutyananda, both of whom are B group vanguards. Since that time, H group leaders like Dada Rudrananda have used this same fake BP Manual to their own advantage.

Difficult situation for field wt's

It is commonly known that these days field workers are in a serious crisis. Although injustices done by H and B group leaders are the overall cause, one outcome of this is lack of coordinated cooperation between margiis and WTs. Specifically the point is that when margiis are sidelined and they are neither valued nor encouraged to participate in organisational affairs, then the whole organisation suffers. Because if margiis are not the ones managing local service projects and if margiis are not overseeing the finances of their bhukti etc, then in that case local WTs have to pick up that work. And this creates problems because due to the frequent transfer of postings and other organisation responsibilities, local WTs cannot properly attend to those duties. In that case, service projects are mismanaged & funds are mishandled. But not only that, when a WT arrives in a new place either they have to start over from scratch and rebuild everything from the ground up; or, they have inherited a whole mess of problems and all their time is spent trying to fix those things. The simple solution is for BP / margii rights to be restored. Then margiis can again actively engage in the service projects in their bhukti. And, in turn, WTs will be able to properly attend to other duties. So Baba's original BP elections guidelines should be followed for all future BP elections - and not the fake 1997 BP Manual.

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*************************************** Old Habits
Baba says, "The ancestors of all human beings were monkeys...But some of the old habits still continue. Humans today fight among themselves in the same manner as monkeys do. While fighting a person cries, 'Um, um' - this is a monkeys' habit. Sometimes people not only cry like this but bite with their teeth. This is also an old habit of monkeys." (AVM-5, p. 79)

Why Dadhiici Divasa

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This email contains two sections:
1. Posting: Why Dadhiici Divasa
2. Links

Why Dadhiici Divasa

The day of Dadhiici Divas is almost upon us: March 5. This occasion holds special significance as dharmic sadhakas laid down their lives for the great cause of Ananda Marga ideology. This is a day to honor all those who sacrificed; it is also a time to remember the unprecedented dedication it took to establish Ananda Marga ideology. It is about the rise of bhagavad dharma on this earth.

As we all know, prior to '90, under Baba's direction, many great deeds were done. Along the way, many gave their lives for the great cause of dharma. We should reflect upon those sacrifices done for the sake of ideology and take up the vow that once again we should protect and propagate this grand Ananda Marga ideology.

Bear in mind that, the next part in this series  addresses how a dadhiici differs from the Christian concept of martyr and the Muslim approach of shahiid. That letter will also list the names of those dadhiicis in Ananda Marga who sacrificed their lives for bhagavad dharma.

That fateful day

Here is an in-depth look back at the events which transpired on that fateful day of 5 March 1967, as well as the events leading up to it.

As is commonly known our Ananda Nagar was first started on over 1000 acres of land in Baglata, Purulia District West Bengal in 1964. And that time so many beautiful projects and programmes were started to materialise Baba's vision. There were primary schools, a college, a medical clinic, a children's home, etc. Many great projects were going on.

But by 1967 serious resistance started to come from the nefarious communist party - CPI(M). Those days the CPI controlled the entire local Purulia area and they had a wicked grip on the West Bengal Govt by controlling many high positions.

So now we can see how the tensions were mounting those days. Because on the one hand due to selfless service by our Marga wholetimers, Lft’s, margiis in & around Ananda Nagar, the local people / villagers were getting benefited and were coming close. And the villagers began to see how the CPI was exploiting them.

In reaction, the CPI(M) began to instigate local movements to conspire against Ananda Marga. To that end, members plotted and convinced local BDO Ashok Chakravarty against our Ananda Nagar ashram. Then in Aug 1966 this BDO (Block Development Officer) came to our ashram saying he wanted to be a member of the controlling body of our Ananda Marga Degree College.

Conspiracy was hatched

When it was explained to the BDO that unfortunately he (BDO Chakravarty) did not meet our ashram's regulations for such a position, then the BDO became quite furious and irate. Certainly, he was not acting on his own; rather the BDO was just the front-man for the communist party. Then to counter-attack and get revenge, BDO returned in Feb 1967 demanding for our Marga to support the local communist candidate in the General Elections. So our WT & margii brothers and sisters humbly explained about our socio-spiritual approach and told that we do not support any political party, per se. In that circumstance this negative BDO was determined for revenge. In truth that BDO was but a pawn of the ruling communists.

The communists began an intensive campaign started to defame Ananda Marga among Purulia locals. And one serious plot was hatched to attack our Ananda Nagar ashram. No doubt local people had developed good relations with our Ashram due to the different service projects. But communist cadres were determined to undermine that good will.

And together with the BDO they sabotaged our relation with the villagers through numerous underhanded and conniving plots and ploys.

For example the communists and the BDO secretly slaughtered many cows and stealthily spread those remains around the villages in the middle of the night. And they spread the false rumours that the Ananda Marga ashramites were responsible for the nefarious work. In result, Hindus were furious since they worship the cow as a goddess. And the CPI(M) misguided the Muslim villagers that these Hindus had been driven out of Pakistan and settled in Purulia with deep hatred toward Muslims, and that they would surely be stealing all their land.

So after drumming up sufficient nasty hatred among villagers, the CPI & BDO held another meeting in Susundi village on March 3rd 1967. And they made all the Hindu and Muslim CPI supporters present that day to swear by oath on the Mahabharata and Koran to remove Ananda Marga sadhus by any means, including murder.

And fifth March was decided to be the day to carry out their dark plot. It was known by all, including Ananda Nagar ashram residents, all Purulia gov't and police officials and West Bengal gov't that the event was planned.

Armed communist thugs attacked Ananda Nagar

Certainly Ananda Marga sannyasis appealed to both the Purulia gov't and to police multiple times for protection and security from the oncoming doom. But all of those appeals were ignored. And just one skeletal, paltry force of police was assigned to the ashram grounds. That was the night of March 4th but it was all only to make a show etc. Proof being that by three o'clock in the morning of 5th March, Ananda Nagar was declared as being safe by chief of police. So he left to go back to Purulia, leaving behind only a small show of around thirty men.

But that too was only in show, as in morning when attack came, not one policeman raised his hand. And that terrible day of 5 March 1967, thousands of armed communist supporters arrived on the scene goaded by the hatred inculcated by CPI workers. And in that fury the CPI hitmen swept through our Ananda Nagar ashram, destroying everything in sight.

On their horror-stricken path, hundreds of Ananda Nagar residents were seriously wounded and five were struck dead with mortal wounds.  And not just killed, but butchered & mauled. Here is listing of those five victims who fought bravely to defend Ananda Nagar & Ananda Marga way of life: Dadas Abhedananda, Sachidananda, Ac Bharat Brc, Ac Prabhash Brc, and Ac Avadhesh Brc.

Altogether, 5th March 1967 is a day never to be forgotten in Ananda Marga history - a day to recognise those who died for bhagavad dharma.

Observation of the day

In this way, Dadhiici Divas is known as a day of great dedication and sacrifice for the high ideal of Ananda Marga ideology. It can be celebrated with due respect and regard in the following way:

(A) Half-Day Fasting

(B) Dharmacakra

(C) Slide Show: History of Struggle for Dharma in Ananda Marga

(D) Storytelling for Children

(E) Debate

(F) Poetry Readings

(G) martial Dance - Drama: Teach and Educate New People

(H) Talk: Review of spread of bhagavad dharma and recounting the efforts of those who sacrificed.

(I) Exhibition

Baba's eternal guidelines

On the occasion of this coming Dadhiicii Divas, we should reflect on its special significance and adhere strictly to Baba's dharmic codes and teachings and establish Ananda Marga ideology. Please see

Ananda Marga philosophy states, "Fight for your Ideology. Be one with your Ideology. Live for your Ideology. Die for your ideology." (1)

Ananda Marga philosophy states, "Life represents Ideology. Life should be sacrificed for the Ideology." (2)

Surrendering to Him,
Gurucharan Deva

A day to remember all dadhiicis

Since that fateful occasion, many have come forward in our Marga and sacrificed their lives for the cause of bhagavad dharma including the terrible murder of 16 wholetimers and 1 family margii in broad daylight in the early 80's, and after that also all such persons who sacrificed for the special cause of bhagavat dharma are honourably called as Dadhiicis. March 5 is in their memory as well.

1. Ananda Vanii #14
2. Ananda Vanii #15

== Section 2: Links ==

Recent postings


Little by little we should all be accustomed to following Baba's below guideline and begin at least by using Deva when we sign our emails.

Baba says, "The word deva should be suffixed to the name...the more the usage of deva as a title, the better it is. The Sanskrit name should be used in all worldly dealings." (Caryacarya-1)


Here following is a list of some of the brave and courageous WTs and Margiis who have sacrificed their lives for the mission:

On 5th March 1967:
Ac Abhedananda Avt
Ac Saccidananda Avt
Ac Bharat Brc
Ac Prabhash Brc,
and Ac Avadhesh Brc sacrificed their life at Ananda Nagar.

Bhagawat Panday (Ghazipur) was killed by communists.

On 28th August 1969: Brother Ravi Sarkar sacrificed his life at Coochbehar.

LFT margii Ramdhan: Burned to death in Patna Ananda Marga school during communist attack in 1970.

Ac Tyageshvarananda Avt: Bhagalpur interrogation police killed him while in jail (1972).

Those who self-immolated and sacrificed their lives - including Ac Divyananda Avt, Ac Dineshvarananda Avt, Ac Atulananda Avt, and 5 others - during the struggle when Baba was in jail.

Massacre of 30th April, 1982 at Bijon Setu (Kolkata) in broad daylight. The following dedicated
workers were murdered by communist goondhas:
Avtk Ananda Praceta' Ac
Ac Adhishivananda Avt
Ac Bhaveshvarananda Avt
Ac Krpashivananda Avt
Ac Artasevananda Avt
Ac Subashwarananda Avt
Ac Venketashwarananda Avt
Ac Kamaleshananda Avt
Ac Girishananda Avt
Ac Prashivananda Avt
Ac Shomnath Brc
Ac Mukul Brc
Ac Virendra Brc
Ac Subrat Brc
Ac Dhruvajyoti Brc
Ac Jagamohan Brc
Sri Ram Raghuvar at Jaipur.

Jan 24, 1988:
Ac Asitananda Avt lost his life at Gilliguchi.

April 2 1990:
Ac Asiimananda Avt (an agricultural specialist) along with four brothers were brutally butchered in broad-daylight by the CPM goondas at Ananda Nagar.

June 4 1990:
Ac Ajiitananda Avt lost his life at Pundag railway station by the attack by CPM strong arms.

September 18, 2003
Ac Abhipremananda Avt was murder by B group hitmen / assassins.

To these Dadhiicis I pay my deepest salutations.

1. Varna Vijiana, Disc 21
2. Ananda Vanii #14
3. Ananda Vanii #15



Recently (03 feb 2013), margii T wrote with great anticipation about setting up an observance on April 9 of this year in memory of the 40th anniversary of Dadhiici Ac Divyananda Avt who self-immolated on that day in 1973.

Margii T wrote: "I will further state that on April 9 will be the 40th anniversary of the Self-immolation of Mahadadhici Ac Divayananda Avt. I ask any those Ranchi margis who are angry at the programme being done by Tiljala margis to please organize a public programme near the old Legislative Building (Vidhan Sabha) to honour the self-immolation of this true disciple of our Baba." (Margii T, 03 Feb 2013)

Actually this type of issue first came up after the 30th April massacre at Bijon Setu, Kolkata. That time many Bangla-speaking Wts requested Baba to change Dadhiici Divas from 5th March to 30th April. They reasoned that only 5 were killed on 5th March, whereas 17 were murdered on 30th April.

Baba gave His reply. He told that keeping Dadhiici Divas on 5th March is proper - all will be honoured on that date. So everyone understood the spirit and letter of Baba's response. There were no more questions. 5th of March is the fixed date for observing Dadhiici Divas, regardless of any other past or future events.

The only thing that does happen on 30th April is a protest. But that is not a remembrance or honouring of the murdered Wts, nor is it called as Dadhiici Divas or Dadhiici Divas #2. That protest is done because still the case has not been resolved.

The request by Dadas to change the date to 30th April is very similar to the situation with the Jains. The Jains did not have any social service projects so they misdirected their entire wealth, time, energy, and resources in constructing temples because they did not know what to do other than that. Similarly, when some in AM do not have any committed work or social service project in mind, then they think every single sacrifice should be observed independently. Then there will be a maximum days for Dadhiici Divas programs.

We all know that Baba has graciously given 05 March as the singular day to honour and recognise the sacrifice of all Dadhiicis. Baba wants all Dadhiicis to be celebrated and honoured on the same day. So many have sacrificed and given their lives for the growth and prosperity of Ananda Marga, i.e. for the great cause of bhagavad dharma, and all should be remembered each year on 05 March. That is the official day of Dadhiici Divas as given by Baba.

Thus it is very curious why anyone would even think to observe other dates like April 9 etc. Ultimately, ours is a man-making mission. Our duty is to follow Ananda Marga ideology and follow Baba. To this end, there are  diverse and dynamic plans and programs to manifest.  We must serve suffering humanity in so many ways. That will all be put on hold if we start observing multiple Dadhiici Divas celebrations each year; that would start a trend whereby soon there will be 365 days of Dadhiici Divas celebrations. Clearly, this is not what we should do.

Best is to follow Baba's stated declaration to remember all who sacrificed for the great cause of ideology on 05 March - that is our singular occasion to honour those who gave their lives for bhagavata dharma.



Re: Ananda Marga Is Colourful

Namaskar Gaunga,
Beautifully illustrated ! Yes, Baba has woven a beautiful garland with a huge variety of flowers having so many colors, textures and fragrances. Never before, in the history of mankind, has such a  synthesis happened. Ananda marga is for all.

Thanks for the inspiration.
In Him,
Amrit Lalloo

Re: Story: Incurring Debt Ruins Mental Peace And Friendship

I want to thank you all who contributed towards composing this Mail. Its was a real "eye opener " for me and for every one who want to be away from all such problems.


Gautam Kumar

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.


Tamasik Leafy Vegetable: Red Puiṋ Shak

Here Baba guides us that the red, leafy puin shak (vegetable) is "bad for the mind" and hence tamasik.

"Some of you have possibly seen that there is a creeping leafy vegetable plant called puiṋ shák [Indian spinach] … slightly wild, and its leaves are small and blackish. This kind of puiṋ is called buno puiṋ [wild variety]. Although its nutritional value is as good as that of any other puiṋ, it is not good for patients suffering from acidity. Although all kinds of puiṋ have more or less the same qualities, it is the white puiṋ or puiṋ with light green large leaves that is relatively easy to digest. The wild puiṋ is bad for acidity, as the red puiṋ is bad for the mind." (Shabda Cayanika - 4, Disc: 24, pt #33)

This red, leafy vegetable (puin shake) is found throughout Asia and is sold around the globe in Asian vegetable markets. However, as Ananda Margiis we should not ingest puiṋ shak as it is tamasik.

It should also be noted that in our Ananda Marga books, it is spelled two different ways:
(1) Puiṋ
(2) Puni

The first spelling is correct, i.e. puiṋ, and that is the way it is spelled in the above quote.

The second listing - i.e. puni - is not correct. That is not the proper spelling, yet it is written that way in some of our publications. See the below quote as an example.

The key point to keep in mind is that it grew ouy of rotten matter. So, although many communities treat this as a good vegetable, but for Ananda Margiis red puiṋ shak is tamasik and therefore avoided. This is commonly missed because sadhakas think that every leafy vegetable is sentient, but that is not true. Red puin shak is one such example.

"Static food: Food which is harmful for the mind and may or may not be good for the body is static. Onion, garlic, wine, stale and rotten food, meat of large animals such as cows and buffaloes, fish, eggs, etc., are static. Very often people eat food without knowing its intrinsic qualities. For example, the milk of a cow which has just given birth. Or white eggplant, khesárii pulse [horse gram], red puni [Basella rubra Linn.], or mustard leaves, all of which often grew out of rotten matter. In order to have a balanced mind and to progress spiritually, human beings will have to pay attention to the qualities of the food they eat. The idea that “I will just do my sádhaná and eat any food, proper or improper” will not do." (Ananda Marga Philosophy In A Nutshell: Food, Cells, Physical and Mental Development)

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India’s inferiority complex

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This email contains four sections:

1. PS #4799: I am singing Prabhat Samgiita to please You
2. Posting: India's inferiority complex
3. Live with a new spirit - Ananda Vanii
4. Links

I am singing Prabhat Samgiita to please You

"Gán geye jái tomár tare shunabe tumi ei ásháte..." (Prabhat Samgiita #4799)


O' Parama Purusa, You are ever resplendent. On this moonlit night by Your grace I have lit the lamp of devotion and am sitting here surrounded by the vast darkness of my reactive momenta (samskaras). In this ambience I am practicing Prabhat Samgiita, again and again - to please You. I sing on and on with this hope: That You will grace me by listening.

Baba, theoretically I know that You are with me always and that You are my my eternal Sakha' [1], but still I wonder what type of relation is this of ours. You never spend time with me, & You never speak with me. Just You keep me all alone. And in that desperate state I become utterly dry inside and I think that without You my entire life is like the burning desert, with no relief in sight. Without You by my side, in Your absence, I am completely miserable. Please grace me by coming.

O' my dearest One, please give me a sign that You are listening to the calling of my heart. Parama Purusa, please come and tell me whether You are listening or not. After that, You are free to go wherever You like. O' my dearmost Baba, please be gracious and shower Your sweet smile directly in my mind so that it makes a permanently blissful impression - imprinted forever in my memory - like wonderful colours and decoration of alpana' [2]. 

Baba, please be ever-gracious and reside always in my mental abode - up till eternity...

Notes for Prabhat Samgiita #4799

[1] Sakha': Ananda Marga ideology says, "'Samapra'n'a'h 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 persons is known as 'sakha''. The bhakta, the devotee, is the sakha of Parama Purus'a, because the bhakta can never think of himself as a separate entity from Him. Here he altogether forgets that he is separated from God. That is why Parama Purus'a is also a sakha' to His bhaktas and the bhakta is the sakha' of Parama Purus'a." (1) 

[2] A'lpana': These are the colourful motifs, sacred art, or decorative painting done on a horizontal surface (walkway, patio etc) on auspicious occasions. Those who have attended DMC might have witnessed how on the walking path across the stage leading up towards Baba's dais there are some very decorative, colourful, attractive designs. In an artistic manner there is brilliant array of flower pollen, flower petals, or any colorful scented fragrance which are soft and upon which someone can walk comfortably. This beautiful and colourful decoration is known as a'lpana' and it is meant to pay high respect and adoration to the Divine Entity. In our Marga this is used for Baba's holy and auspicious arrival. In common social settings and religious life the general population makes such decorations for the arrival of any respected guest. It is also employed in the temples.

1. Ananda Vacanamrtam - 6

== Section 2: Main Topic ==

India’s inferiority complex

We know that the Prout samaj theory is a broad-minded approach whereby all get the opportunity to rise up and progress. In this way people escape from the noose of various complexes, most notably inferiority complex. The creation of samaj movements is one unique method whereby the whole humanity can develop simultaneously in a complementary fashion.

How exploiters inject an inferiority complex
to establish their own superiority

If one studies the basis of the formation of samajas and their criteria, then one can understand that without the formation of samaj, repressed ethnic populations and the exploited mass will never be able to enjoy freedom in the social sphere. Because exploiters inject various inferiority complexes in the mind of the community which they want to exploit.

For example when the Britishers first started invading India then they suppressed the local language so that the common public was unable to express their grievances to their local government offices. The immediate effect was that the local people began suffering from an inferiority complex: 'I am illiterate, I do not know the basic thing; I am lowly.’ By injecting the superiority of the European language and culture, an inferiority complex was created in the minds of the Indian common mass.

Furthermore, the local customs, manners, behaviors, songs, dance, drama, and all local cultural expression which had high moral value were treated as low in the eyes of the British administrators. So Britishers injected their own films, cultures, manners, styles, and the result was that the inferiority complex became so deep rooted in the Indian population that even today in this 21st century if any person has a Masters degree in Sanskrit then they feel inferior to someone who speaks just a single sentence of English.

When people suffer from an inferiority complex then they lose self-confidence and self-worth. They feel all their own local customs, manners, behaviours, and culture are low. And they prefer to follow the way the exploiters live, eat, and adhere to whatever customs, manners, & behaviours those exploiters do. So due to their inferiority complex, the common mass feels that everything that those exploiters do is great; and their own things are low.

In this stage it is very easy to exploit those suppressed peoples economically. This matter is detailed in the Prout discourse, 'Capitalism in the Three Spheres'

Shrii Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar - the Propounder of Prout - states that the chief solution is to instill self-confidence within the local people by developing their samaj. When local, ethnic people feel proud of their own language and customs, they will not suffer from inferiority complexes. And in that case the possibility of their getting exploited will be  diminished and eliminated.

How present-day India affected:
abandoning good things, adopting bad ones

For centuries, India safeguarded the dharmic teachings of the vedas, the Upanishads, and the Bhagavad Giita etc. But now due to an inferiority complex that was first imposed during British rule, the youths of today in India do not want to know anything about India's past. They want to become completely European / American. This is evidenced by their choice of food, drink, dress, dance, and manners etc - all of which are based on western pseudo-culture.

What Hollywood produces is copied by Indian youths. Their behaviour is a mirror image of Hollywood presentation. Our Indian youths do not like to follow anything that was told by the sages - i.e. taking sentient food, fasting regularly, embracing moral values, doing namaskar, wearing a laungota, using discreet dress, leading a God-centered life. Those things have all been eradicated, replaced by shaking hands, eating junk food, wearing underwear, walking in public in half-naked dress, embracing western material values, and leading a matter-centered life.

Always there are exceptions, so here we talking about the general trend in our Indian youths. And the root cause is that Britishers injected an inferiority complex that is so deep rooted that if today you ask any Indian about this, they will not understand what you are talking about - they will just get disgusted and reacted by your query. Such is the deep change that has occurred in the psyche.

Plus those Indians living overseas in the US or the UK etc have stopped using water and instead use toilet paper to clean their backside. They completely gave up their good habit of washing with water - though again there are always exceptions.

Furthermore, they like to talk in English, not in their mother tongue - this is especially the case in Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, and Rajasthan etc. One other pervasive phenomenon, which happens throughout India and across many languages groups, is that when they talk in their mother tongue then they mix in English words and phrases. This happens in the north, south, east and west of India. They do this because they feel English is more prestigious than their own mother tongue. And that belief, i.e. that English is great and their language is lowly, is the effect of their inferiority complex.

Sadly, the new generation is so entrenched in an inferiority complex and so ashamed of Indian traditions, that they are eager to toss aside the good customs of India and adopt the harmful and bad habits of the dominant western pseudo-culture.

Here we are not preaching that everything from the west is bad. Rather it is notable that good traits should be adopted from anywhere. The key problem is that when one is hounded by an inferiority complex then they lose their viveka / discrimination. In that case, they adopt all the ills of the west. That is the tragedy at hand.

The remedy is to speak in their mother tongue and embrace their cultural heritage, and use their power of viveka (discrimination) to understand that not everything from the west is great. And finally, the people of India have to cultivate a sense of self-worth. 

Prospect of total annihilation

Prout philosophy states, "Let us observe if there is a close relationship between language and socioeconomic progress and cultural development. I have already said that language is the vehicle of inner thoughts and ideas. Naturally it is inseparably linked with the Práná Dharma or fundamental characteristics of human beings. The way people can express their thoughts and ideas in their own mother tongue cannot be done in any other language. People feel uneasy when they speak in a language other than their mother tongue. If they constantly feel such uneasiness, their Práńa Shakta or vital energy will be disturbed. Consequently their vital force will be weakened. In such circumstance a sort of psychological crisis will occur in the collective mental body as well as in the individual mind. This will result in the emergence of inferiority complexes which will cause debility in the human mind. Those people whose language is suppressed loose their moral courage, initiative and power to protest. Ultimately a defeatist psychology develops in them, and as a group such people face the prospect of total annihilation." (1)

in Him,

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What a fool he is! He cannot speak with grammatical precision

Prout philosophy states, "Let me make the matter of psycho-economic exploitation even more clear. Suppose a certain Hindi chauvinist has come to see you [a bhojpuri person]. When you speak to him, you will certainly speak in Hindi, and so will he. But he is speaking his mother tongue, whereas you are not. Perhaps ungrammatical Hindi words will come out of your mouth. But it is obvious that in your expression there may be some fundamental errors, and the use of words will not be precise and to-the-point. This will create a diffidence in your mind, a kind of inferiority complex, whereas the Hindi-knowing people may suffer from superiority complex. They may think of you, “What a fool he is! He cannot speak with grammatical precision!” But instead if you speak in your own mother tongue [bhojpuri], your expression will be grammatically correct. So when you speak Hindi you become somewhat inferior to those Hindi-speaking person and, talking advantage of our inferior position, they may exploit you economically. They should not be given this opportunity of psycho-economic exploitation. If this sort of psycho-economic exploitation is tolerated, if they are given the opportunity to exploit for long, they will become rulers and you will become their subjects. This is how psycho-economic exploitation is perpetrated; in the first stage the exploiters impose inferiority complex in your mind by creating psychic pressure. When your language is suppressed, you will feel mentally inferior and develop some psychic weakness. Taking advantage of this psychic weakness, the exploiters will continue their psycho-economic exploitation. So those who advocate the cause of Hindi thus pave the way for psycho-economic exploitation. Actually they are not your friends." (2)

Inferiority Complex of Vietnam, Morocco, Mexico, Philippines, South Africa, Zimbabwe 

This type of inferiority complex is not exclusive to India but rather wherever Great Britain colonised this complex exists - and same is true with the former colonies of France, Portugal, Holland, and Spain etc. Where they imposed their culture then all their past colonies continue to suffer from this same type of inferiority complex. Their language and culture has been destroyed and they have wholly adopted the aggressor’s language and customs. Often, those former colonies do not even know their own history. On this point India is fortunate - as it has kept some of their own cultural heritage in tact. Primarily it is the youths of India who do not like to follow those cultural values due to their inferiority complex. 

Samaj and groupism

A few people believe their Proutistic samaj to be the holiest - and that their samaj should rule over the others. They claim all this in the name of the Proutistic teachings on samaj. However, those who sincerely review the Prout samaj system will clearly recognise when any of the groups tries to make such claims, then that is groupism - not part of the samaj system.

1. Prout philosophy
2. A Few Problems Solved - 4, The Fundamentals of Language

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“That which renews human existence and makes it full to the brim and overflowing with the joy of living is termed a festival...Inspire all people to live with a new spirit like true human beings. Let it inspire them with the fact that all humanity is an indivisible entity. On this auspicious day this is my inner wish.” (Ananda Vanii #48)

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Story Of Broken Marriage, Infighting, & Kicking Each Other

From: Vikram
Subject: Story Of Broken Marriage, Infighting, & Kicking Each Other


This entire email is composed of 3 parts:

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Story Of Broken Marriage, Infighting, & Kicking Each Other;
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In Ananda Marga Guru Puja is one Lesson
 Each section is demarcated by asterisks (*).

**** Here begins the Prabhat Samgiita ****


Recently, on one rainy dark lunar midnight, a dear friend of mine came to my house in that pitch darkness and knocked on the door. I was surprised he had come but after hearing his voice I brought him inside.

He was visibly shaken - nervous, upset, and worried. We talked at length. I found out that his spouse had beat him. She returned from a friend's wedding reception where she ate some tamasik food. It was quite apparent as onion small was emanating from her mouth. The husband objected. Then they started quarreling. Ultimately he overreacted and verbally accosted her. In his fury he called her nasty names. In turn, she hit him & beat him. He ran away to save his own life. Don't be surprised. But she was a certified karate teacher.

For reasons of privacy we shall refer to the husband as Prakash and the spouse as Renu.

Prakash and I talked for hours that night. I calmed him down. Though I was shocked & surprised to hear since the inception of their marriage they have been quarreling on multiple issues.

This was very astonishing to me because I always thought of theirs as an ideal marriage. I did not realise what was going on behind the scenes. All along I had been telling everyone that their marriage was successful. But now look what happened.

Just to give you a little background, Prakash and Renu were married at DMS - it happened quickly and was nearly forced on them. I also found out that Renu's father gave Dadas a "contribution" of RS 50,000 to arrange the marriage and perform the ceremony. In this way Prakash was bound. In addition, those Dadas praised Renu. But although her parents are good margiis it became clear that Renu herself wanted nothing to do with Ananda Marga.

Before this, it was known that she would eat tamasik food: onion, garlic, meat & eggs when she was with her friends in town. She would eat those things outside the house - never bringing it into her own kitchen.

Anyway, that night when Prakash reached to my house, I clearly understood that they were living in hell. Externally it looked exemplary - but the reality was something quite different.

By this whole story my mind was blown away.

I tried to communicate with other margiis - near and far - about such matters and found that similar things were going on in many cases, but not most. I synthesized all the info and present these points to you to help ensure that such episodes do not happen again & again. Before the boy and girl even marry, something needs to be done to ensure that a mismatched marriage is averted in the future.


Marriage is such an important aspect of our Ananda Marga way of life. Family life plays a critical role on many societal levels so it is important that our Ananda Marga marriages be healthy, vibrant and strong.

However, in our Marga cases do arise where the marriage does not go well. In the case of Prakash and Renu - although they belonged to margiis families and their parents were strong margiis - but as a married couple they did not match. They had different life goals. If they knew this ahead of time they would not have married one another. They married because their parents were margiis, not because they had a shared life vision. They hardly knew each other and Dadas and others were just painting a rosy picture by talking only positives. No one talked about the negative side. If they had known more about each other they would not have married.

This letter contains key guidelines and recommendations for ensuring two people in Ananda Marga have the best opportunity for a proper marriage. Everyone, especially parents and those seeking to get married, should be aware of these following points.



As we all know - first and foremost - our Ananda Marga marriage system is purely for society building. Ananda Marga marriages are for creating a healthy, safe, and inspired environment for raising children in a conscientious manner. The married couple should be confident and ready to contribute to the all around growth of society: individually & collectively, locally & globally etc. Marriage in Ananda Marga means commitment to one another and strict adherence to AM ideals. It is a unique system; this type of universal outlook is not formed in any other marriage system. They must build a proper unit family and embrace the greater universal family. This is our ideal.

It is in no way related with Hindu ritualistic marriages, western materialistic marriages, or any other "marriage system" from around the world. Nor do we follow or appreciate the new western model of "co-habitating" without marriage and living as a libertine. In all such cases, marriages are either based on external beauty, infatuation, money, post or social status, local or religious dogmas. These are the main allurements and aims most of the time.


The following are points all should be aware of when considering marriage - either their own marriage, or a marriage of a family member or friend.


1. Those getting married must firmly know in their mind that an Ananda Marga marriage is a lifelong commitment to one another for society building. The main idea is for both to take care of their progeny and make their children into bonafide members of society. There is no other outlook than this.


2. The two young people - the future husband and spouse - must get ample scope to talk beforehand. They must get the opportunity to get to know one another and decide for themselves if this is a good match. Here it should be clarified that "getting to know one another" does not mean dating or being boyfriend and girlfriend. The boy and girl can get to know one another in a neutral setting. We can all think and decide what that setting should be. It should be supervised, safe, yet private enough that they can talk freely.

a) They should talk about their goals and aims of life. They should frankly discuss what they want. It is not that the parents should decide if this is a good match. They should critically evaluate if they share a similar outlook.

b) The boy and girl should discuss things as basic as: Who will hold an outside job? Who will cook? Who will raise the children? Where will we live? All these basic existential points should be discussed as far as possible. Nothing should be left to assumption; one must not rely on preconceived notions. They both should openly and clearly review and compare their vision for how their life will progress.

Unfortunately, all too often these things are not discussed; and, in result, there is much confusion and disappointment after marrying. What happens next is separation, marriage breaking or even divorce.



Last year, two people married with the false expectation that the other would do all the cooking and cleaning, etc. Both the husband and spouse worked outside the home and neither wanted to attend to any domestic duties. Hence their marriage became a mess because they had the wrong impression from the outset. Today, both of their families are involved daylong in settling their marital disputes.

This is what happens when such matters are not discussed ahead of time.


c) The boy and girl should also talk about their likes and dislikes. Firstly, they should talk about their role in Ananda Marga and their devotional link with Guru. If one is very involved in Ananda Marga and is attracted to sadhana and the other is from a margii family but has zero interest in Ananda Marga, then that marriage is not going to work. So the boy and girl must sincerely talk about their social and spiritual commitment to Ananda Marga ideals and Baba.

I know one margii family where the husband is somewhat dogmatic but the spouse wishes to sincerely practice Ananda Marga teachings. The husband attends Ananda Marga programs as well as other dogmatic religious gatherings and he tries to force his spouse to come to those as well. But she does not like to attend local religious events. This has become a source of tension and strife.

There are some margii marriages where the husband is very sincere in 16 Pts and other do's and don'ts,  but the spouse has other interests and ways of living. So she raised the children in her own way, different from Ananda Marga. In result, the husband has become a stranger in his own house. Sometimes he wishes to sing kiirtan out loud, but with fear he does not do. He wants a home based on Ananda Marga socio-cum-spiritual ideals, but something else is going on. If any margii visits, then the spouse is not at all happy.

d) Next the young man and young lady should talk about their own personal likes and dislikes related with everyday life - everything: music, sports, literature, food, movies, friendships, cars, exercise, reading, college or university studies, habits etc. They should get a full picture of one another.

e) As far as possible, the boy and girl should get a clear cut vision of each other's mental outlook. Without that, they definitely should not marry.

in Him,

The section below demarcated by asterisks is an entirely different topic,
completely unrelated to the above letter. It stands on its own as a point of interest.
In Ananda Marga Guru Puja is one Lesson

"Question: What is pratyáhára?"

"Answer: Pratyáhára is derived: prati – á – hr + ghaiṋ. The word áhára literally means “assimilating” or “taking something within”. As a yogic practice, pratyáhára means “withdrawal of the mind from external objectivity and goading the withdrawn mind toward Parama Puruśa”. (Yoga Psychology, Questions and Answers on Meditation)

"You must bring about a revolutionary change in the flow of your judgment and thought, and see how, after overcoming your fascination with external colour, your mind becomes tinged with the His glorious colour. In Ananda Marga Sadhana, the method of withdrawing the mind from degrading tendencies, and absorbing oneself in the colour of the Great, is called Pratyáhára Yoga (the yoga of withdrawal) or Varńárghyadána (the offering of colours). All people have a particular attraction for one or another object or activity and as soon as they become attracted to an object, then their minds become coloured with the colour of that object. You can withdraw your mind from the colour of that object and dye yourself in His colour by offering Him the captivating colour of the object that has attracted you: this is the real Pratyáhára Yoga. The word Pratyáhára means “to withdraw” – to withdraw the mind from its object." (Subhasita Samgraha - 3, Vibration, Form and Colour)

Note: In Astaunga Yoga,  there are 8 limbs - one of which is pratyahara. We practice that as Guru puja as part of our regular sadhana routine. Guru puja is very important. After sadhana, one should always do Guru puja, and Guru puja can also be done on its own. After all, it is a lesson. By this way, one's attachment for mundane things slowly fades away. It is a perfect science. If, after practicing Guru puja, one is unable to get rid of their worldly attachments and / or a particular mental weakness, then best is to consult an acarya. In Senior Acarya Diary, Baba has given a detailed science and method for practicing Guru puja. One should learn how to do this from any acarya, one on one.

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