7/30/2010

Rev. Ac. Vishvadevananda Avt. DMS program in Madhu Karuna, Germany
Part 2

Namaskar Dear Brothers/sisters,

Our all round life is going well by HIS overwhelming grace during this Spiritual conference cum DMS which is very much filled with excellent brightness in each one of us present with total gathering more 350 which includes children and Acaryas and Margiis from different regions prominently from Moscow, Malta, Mexico, New Zealand, Australia, Africa, Israel and all the regions of Berlin sector.

Our program as scheduled started with Dharma Cakra prior to the arrival of Rev Dadaji.

As per traditional system, Rev Dada was given a Guard of Honour and after his arrival, Kaoshikii and Tandava were performed. After one Prabhat Samgiita Rev Dadaji gave a Discourse on the subject “Our Relation with Ba’ba’”.

While investigating our Relation with Ba’ba’, we come to find 3 fold relations. The very first relation with Ba’ba’ is that of Guru and disciple or Master & disciple.

When an aspirant comes in contact with the Master through diiksa, Guru will hold the hands of the disciple, and when the disciple takes the oath, then the disciple holds the hands of the Guru.

The relation between Guru and disciple is always personal one. So Baba’ is our Guru and we are HIS disciples. Beloved Baba is teaching brahmavidya, the cosmic science, through the medium of the name & form of Shrii Shrii Anandamurti and guiding the disciples on the path of brahmavidya.

The first and foremost thing for a disciple is to have complete conviction with his Guru.  Suppose who has faith in God and Goddess/Devatas/Deities who are regarded as superhuman Godly beings, they neither speak nor laugh, neither sleep nor eat, nor do they fight nor run any ashram.

They are above all human imperfections. Thus the faith one has in god and goddess goes unchallenged and remains undamaged. Similarly it is also not difficult to have faith in non-qualified Supreme consciousness (Nirguna Brahma), because he is only the witnessing entity, inactive entity. What?

Faith in Guru is fragile and vulnerable because Guru lives in a human body, and HE is subject to laws of Prakrti. Devotion became our mission so we cannot leave our Beloved Baba. In the relationship, what does happen? In the Guru and disciple relation?

I just concluded now, here one relation with Baba' is developed. In the beginning, as GURU, we held his hand in the form of Diiksa.

Devotion became our mission and we cannot leave Baba. So the Guru and disciple relation is transformed or sublimated into Bhakta and Bhagavan. And when this relation, the intensity of this relation between Bhakta and Bhagavan, the devotee and the Lord, expanded, developed magnified.

Reaching at the peak period in the last and ultimate relation as father and sons etc.

So this the most important lesson as once I said, when Ba'ba was leavning Philippines, HE said, what I am? I am yours my sons and my daughters.  I don't belong to heaven or hell, I am always with You.

Here I world like to conclude now, our relation with Ba'ba' is developed.

We are his affectionate sons and daughters, we are his affectionate children. Baba' always used to say "my sons and daughters", always Baba used to address devotees like this.

So this is the most important, as I said before, when Baba' was leaving Philippines, He said my sons and daughters,  and I am always with you and that is what I am.

So here I just conclude now - our relation with Ba'ba in the beginning, we held his hand in the form of diiksa, as He also held ours, so He became a GURU. With these developments, with the progress, in this relation, what happened, this Guru and disciple relation sublimated into Bhakta and Bhagavan, the devotee and the Lord, we became his devotee, Devotion became our Mission. We cannot live without Ba'ba.

So the Guru and disciple relation transformed or sublimated into Bhakta and Bhagavan and when this relation, the intensity of this relation between bhakta and bhagavan, the devotee and the lord expanded, developed, magnified, reaching the peak period, reaching or culminating with the relation of Father and Son.

So this is what I wanted to say, now our final relation with Baba is... as this was the topic yesterday, Baba the Supreme Father, He is our Supreme Father. We are protected everywhere, by His Grace, we are enjoying His grace. We are devoted sons and daughters and He is our affectionate doting Supreme Father. We should enjoy everything and maintain this relation.

What is our part to do, as sons and daughters, to please our Father, and our Father is doing everything for us. We should be assured of this and this is the third relation.

There are two more relations, which I have myself on my own developed. What is that?

Baba once said, You see I have to furnish fourfold duties, fourfold responsibilities. What are those?

1. I have to act has Ba'ba' for my sons and daughters.

2. I have to act has Guru, guiding teaching on the Spiritual Path, towards Spirituality because the spiritual path is very difficult, it is just like running over the edge of the knife, without Guru it is not possible, to develop Spiritually. Ba'ba once said, only those aspirants who attain Nirvikalpa samadhi they can also come down in the absence of Guru's Guidance. So Baba said, I have to act as Guru. As Guru He is the Subject and we are His object, He always looks after our well being.  He helps us in our spiritual well being. He gives us the Spiritual Love

3. Baba said the third duty, I have to furnish is of the Purodha, Purodha Pramukha of the Organization, Purodha Pramukha and

4. The President of Ananda Marga Pracaraka Samgha, the Organization.

So I will also say the same thing, as Baba is our Preceptor, Adi Guru, he will remain Adi Guru, the Original, the first, nobody is going replace him, He is, He was, He will remain our Adi Guru, Original Preceptor. Similarly He was Purodha Pramukha, so I myself consider Him has our Adi Purodha Pramukha, Adi President. We are only representing Him; we are only representative of Him, has we know in the DMC, Ba'ba' Himself used to come, now we have DMS so we are his representative in DMS.

Similarly He is our Adi Purodha Pramukha, Adi President, and we are only representing, so one should not think that I am President, I am Purodha Pramukha.

So I must go on doing my duties. 

So with this the topic was "Our Relation with Ba'ba"

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In the evening also there was the speech, after traditional koashikii Tandava dance and his topic of discussion was “Personalization of Impersonal Supreme entity”.

In our Ananda Marga Philosophy it is mentioned, Shiva Shaktimayakm Brahma

 The supreme entity is composite of shiva and shakti ...Supreme exists in two states. Avastha means state.

  1. Nirguna avastha – non qualified supreme entity.
  2. Saguna avastha – qualified supreme entity.

In non qualified supreme entity this consciousness is under the qualifying influence of prakrti. Here the consciousness and its qualified principle that is prakrti are independent of the influence of each other.

Nirguna brahma is the Supreme Rank. Nirguna Brahma, the non-qualified supreme entity is formless and objectless with no action or derivation.

Saguna brahma, is subject to the qualifying influence of prakrti which results into the creation of this universe.

Saguna brahma being the operator of this vast universe, due to his endless samskaras, within him, is enjoying and will continue to enjoy; will continue to consume the fruits of his own past samskara.

So Saguna Brahma is also imperceptible to Jiivas to living beings.

Hence Saguna Brahma is also an impersonal entity.

The unit consciousness, atman or jiivatma, being under the dominance of Saguna Brahma which has to attain freedom from the bondages of the qualifying influence of prakrti, and on being released from the bondages of prakrti, merges in Nirguna Brahma to attain finally the supreme rank of Saguna.

Since Nirguna Brahma and Saguna Brahma both are impersonal entities they are outside the scope of the existential I of the microcosmic entity.

There it is not possible to contact these two states, cannot help the aspirant to have the glimpse and divine taste of divine bliss of that Transcendental entity...

Therefore there must be some bridge, some tangential point between Saguna Brahma and Nirguna Brahma. This tangential point is called as Taraka Brahma. Taraka Brahma can fulfill the function of both.

Taraka Brahma is that which liberates. His only mission is to liberate the jiivas, the souls, from the bondage of prakrti. Thus the only way an aspirant can go from Saguna Brhama to Nirguna Brhama is through the spontaneous grace of Taraka Brahma.

He loves guides, and favours his affectionate sons and daughters. His children say He cannot live without loving them, and address Him Oh our Great Father! Oh our affectionate mother, our all. Thou art the only rescue in the crude worldly portion and so we surrender ourselves to Thee.

The compassionate affection of Taraka Brahma compels Him to advent in physical form. Tantra says, Taraka Brahma is a creation of devotional sentiment and not a figure of Philosophy. He is beyond the scope of philosophy. He is the creation of devotees.

Now we come to the role of mahasambhuti. As mentioned earlier that mahasambhuti is the saguna manifestation of Taraka Brhama. He is clear as a paper, He is Guru, He is Sadguru, Maha sambhuti, the most affectionate, He is the most beloved personal entity. He becomes quite personal.

Sambhuti , Mahasambhuti is our personal entity.

Maha sambhuti helps us in our spiritual realization. The Supreme Consciousness has two aspects. One is, the Supreme consciousness is the vastest entity.

And He is also the subtlest entity.

Mahasambhuti puts the aspirant in both aspects of Brahma the subtlest and vastest aspect through the process of dhyana. Dhyana is highest achievement of a sadhaka for realization by the grace of Taraka Brahma.

Now how does Maha sambhuti help us? And as I said, as I mentioned earlier, the Maha sambhuti is the Saguna manifestation of Taraka Brahma. He is dear as the creator, he is guru, he is Sadguru. So Mahasambhuti is the most affectionate, he is the most beloved personal entity.

As I said the realization of vastest entity or vastest aspect of Brahma is said to be savikalpa samadhi.

Mahasambhuti leads through Dhyana, leads the sadhaka to realize the vastest entity to attain savikalpa samadhi to attain the trance of determinate absorption. How?

The Psycho spiritual process or sadhana of iishvara pranidhana, the first lesson that we do, what happens, in that process we use a mantra. This is called Ista mantra. Mantra is a word. But any word cannot be a mantra. Any mantra cannot be ista mantra.

Mahasambhuti in tantra is called Mahakaola, who designs the mantra and who makes the mantra Siddha. Mahakaola charges the mantra with the spiritual power and the mantra becomes Siddha. Now what does it mean? He charges the mantra to infuse spiritual power. What does it mean?

It means you see in Iishvara pranidhana? What is Mantra?

Here Mahasambhuti is the form of the mantra. Mantra is His form. Otherwise he is formless. So Mahasambhuti exists here in the form of Mantra. How He makes the mantra Siddha? There are 3 stages.

One is, Maha sambhuti associates Himself with the mantra as bhava ideation, cosmic ideation. Rather we can say, he resides in the mantra has bhava. Cosmic ideation, he is bhava - divine Ideation of a mantra. This is one.

So when He sits, when He resides as bhava in the mantra, He creates bhava shakti, the force of ideation. So the mantra has the force of ideation. So this is called, in samskrta, as bhava shakti. This is one.

Another one is, He creates rhythm, rather He is present in the form of rhythm. He creates rhythm. The mantra is rhythmic. In this rhythm he creates a mantra with chanda shakti or rhythmic force.

And the 3rd aspect is Prana shakti that is the vital force in the mantra, which is extended through prana, that is breathing in and breathing out.

Only Mahasambhuti can create mantras and give power in that. That Mantra will lead that sadhaka to self realization.

These three, bhava shakti, chanda shakti and prana shakti form the mantra shakti. This can be done only by Mahakaola. ......

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In the evening after Rev Dadaji’s speech, there was Avartha Kiirtan.

The grand attraction in the late evening was the RAWA concert performed by various artists from different regions – the biggest attraction being a drama act by London region Margiis lead by Didi Avkt Ananda Manika Acarya based on Prabhata Samgiita.

There was Quwali song and dance performed also by them.

There was a dance performance by sister Tara based on Shiva’s song. The highlight of the evening was Acro Yoga from brothers from Malta and New Zealand.

Our LFT sisters, Shivanii, Viveka etc came out with a song based on Prabhat Samgiita with a power point presentation of their training sessions during their performance “This life is for HIM”.

The program started with Sam’gacchadhvam’ sam’vadadhvam’ sam’ vo mana’m’si ja’nata’m by Prahlad and Chorus and ended with a Prabhata Samgiita song by Ravidev from Sweden.

With best wishes,

Dada Aniishananda