“1928 – KUNDALINII”

MAHAKAOLA SHRII SHRII ANANDAMURTIJII

BY — ACARYA SHRADDHANANDA AVADHUTA
I WAS IN COMPANY OF BABA SINCE 1954 WHEN I WAS INITIATED BY HIM AT JAMALPUR. AT THAT TIME, I WAS AT PURNEA. ATMOSPHEREWAS NOT CONDUCIVE TO PERFROMING SADHANA THERE. AT THAT TIME, THERE WAS NO LITERATURE OF ANANDAMARGA, CARYACARYA – PART I AND PART II WERE PUBLISHED.
I WENT THROUGH THE PHILOSOPHY OF ANANDA MARGA. IT APPEALED TO ME VERY MUCH. CARYACARYA PART II EQUALLY, IF NOT MORE, IMPRESSED ME VERY MUCH. EVERYTHING HAD BEEN DESCRIBED SORATINALLY THAT I WAS ELATED TO GO THROUGH THEM. I WAS FED UP WITH THE IRRATIONAL APPROACH OF DOGMATIC DHARMA.
LATER ON, WHEN SUBHASITA SAMGRAHA SERIES WERE PUBISHED, I ENJOYED THEM ALSO.
I HAD STARTED PRACTISING ASANAS SINCE MY BOYHOOD; BUT I COULD NOT CONTINUE THE SAME WITHOUT A GUIDE. SO, AFTER INITIATION., I AGAIN STARTED DOING ASANAS AND FASTING ON EAKDASHI. THE CULT OF SADHANA, THE PHILOSOPHY, SOCIAL OUTLOOK, AND ALMOST EVERY ASPECT OF ANANDA MARGA IMPRESSED ME. AT THAT TIME, I HAD MANY CHANCES TO COME IN CONTACT WITH BABA, WHO GAVE MUCH VALUABLE SUGGESTS, INSTRUCTIONS AND ADVICE, WHICH WERE PRAGMATIC.

I AVAILED THE GRACE OF BABA MUCH BEFORE THE ESTALISHMENT OF ANANDA MARGA. HE HAD BEEN GUIDING ME SINCE MY BOYHOOD. SO MUCH SO THAT I COULD HAVE TAKEN SANYAS AT THE AGE OF 13 YEARS. BUT BEING INEXPERIENCED, I HAD TO POSTPONE IT TILL A CERTAIN AGE. HAD I TAKEN SANYAS AT THAT EARLY AGE, I WOULD NOT HAVE GONE ELSEWHERE ENJOYING THE BLESSINGS OF BABA. SINCE I FAILED TO PASS THE ‘TEST OF COURAGE’
AT THAT TIME, I WAS DEPRIVED OF THE PREVIOUS ASSOCIATION WITH BABA. OF COURSE, THAT WOULD INDEED, HAVE BEEN A DIFFERENT LIFE.
BABA OFTEN USED TO SAY THAT WE ARE ACCOMPANYING HIM FOR A LONG TIME. WE DO NOT KNOW HIM; BUT HE KNOWS US. ONCE, HE SAID TO ME AT THE GRAVE YARD AT JAMALPUR IN 1966 THAT 150 YEARS BEFORE I WAS WITH HIM ON A DIFFERENT PLANET AND I ENJOYED MUCH BLISS WITH HIM. AFTERWARD WHEN I BECAME A WHOLE-TIME WORKER OF ANANADMARGA AND WAS POSTED AT ANANDANAGAR, I AGAIN ENJOYED THAT BLISS.

ONCE, I HAD BEEN SENTTO CALCUTTA FOR SOME COLLECTION. AT THAT TIME, BABA CAME TO CALCUTTA FROM PATNA ON THE OCCASION OF DURGA PUJA. I CONTACTED A PRODUCER OF FILMS, RAVI SARKAR. HE ASKED ME AS TO WHICH ORGANISATION I BELONGED TO. I MENTIONED ANANDA MARGA, WHOSE PROPOUNDER WAS SHRII SHRII ANANDAMURTIJII. HE SEEMED TO BE HAPPY TO HEAR THIS NAME. I QUESTIONED HIM IF HE KNEW SHRII ANANDAMURTIJII. HE SAID “I AM HIS CLOSE RELATIVE AND WE USED TO PLAY TOGETHER. WHEN I WAS 7 YEARS OLD, HE(BABA) USED TO RAISE MY KUNDALINI UPWARD. I ENJOYED THIS KIND OF SPIRITUAL BLISS FOR A LONG TIME. AT THAT TIME I USED TO THINK THAT HE HAD MASTERED SOME MAGIC. HE INSISTED ON SEEING BABA.
I , AT FIRST, HESITATED TO DO SO. BECAUSE I KNEW THAT IT COULD BE DIFFICULT FOR ME TO ARRANGE AN INTERVIEW WITH BABA. BUT HE DID NOT LISTEN TO MY ARGUMENTS AND ACCOMPANIED ME WHERE BABA WAS STAYING. I CONVEYED THE MATTER TO THE THEN P.A. OF BABA. HE CONSULTED SMT. UMA DUTTA, SHE CONFIRMED THAT BABA HAD A RELATIVE OF THAT NAME AND THE MATTER COULD BE REFERRED TO BABA. WHENTHE P.A. REFERRED THE MATTER TO BABA, BABA CONFIRMED THE NAME I.E., RAVI SARKAR, BUT EXPRESSED HIS INABILITY TO SEE HIM UNLESS HE (HIS RELATIVE) CAME TO BABA EXACTLY IN THE SAME WAY AS OTHERS CAME TO HIM WHOLETIMER AS HE(BABA) WAS, BABA ASKED ME TO CONVEY THE MATTER TO HIM PSYCHOLOGICALLY SO THAT HIS FEELINGS MIGHT NOT BE WOUNDED.
I CONVEYED THE MESSAGE OF BABA TO HIM. HE FELT SAD AND WENT BACK. ONE DAY BABA SAID TO ME THAT HE(RAVI SARKAR) WOULD COME TO HIM. I HAVE REFERRED THIS BECAUSE WE KNEW ABOUT BABA WHEN, HE, FIRST, GAVE INITIATION TO KALIKANANDAJII. AT THAT TIME, HE WAS 18 YEARS OF AGE. BABA USED TO RAISE KUNDALINI WHEN HE WAS ONLY SEVEN YEARS OLD. THAT WAS MUCH MORE INSPIRING.