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[ Utopia ; Type of men reqd for organization-work ; Predicament of Prophets' teachings ; Service of Ideal & adjustment of sufferings due to past deeds ; Root cause of illness ; Remembering the bel tree.]
June 24, 1940
Kestoda and others were discussing war with Thakur who was reclining on a pillow atop a chowki (wooden bed) outside at evening. Suddenly Thakur spoke up, "If we can follow the laws of existence properly, if we can fulfill Dharma, the Uphold, in all walks of life, and if there is no deviation in this move, then this Uphold radiating a living light at every step of the way will be responsible for a world-rescue. And this is most normal -, there is nothing Utopian about it."
Akshoy da, Kesto da and many others were sitting inside Thakur's room in the morning.
Sree Sree Thakur: "Better type of men are required to build up an organization. Active and sincere men of strong commonsense are suitable for organization work; only they. A feeling for the collective interest dies out in the character of an individual belonging to a passion-abiding, mean, self-seeking and enslaved people. That is why an organization cannot grow in such an atmosphere. Therefore it is now necessary to nurture the instinct for organization in every individual. Suppose someone treats you badly, immediately there should be someone ready to put pressure on him. This is called organization. Everyone should feel for everyone else. Each one should stick to his own job and at the same time help the other fellow."
"One should develop this feeling: if anyone is affected I am also affected. He will not leave his post and crave to be someone else out of inferiority. He will make things smooth for others by discharging his own duties with dignity. We have to be like this body system; the eye remains the eye; it does not desire to be the ear. Neither does the ear want to be the eye. Just imagine the trouble that would come if they did. Each part helps all other parts. Each goes about its own work and knows that a contravention of this law will weaken it along with the entire body system and cause eventual death. It has to be automatic to the same degree in an organization; only then can it be called an organization. And this will sprout forth naturally wherever there is unity, discipline and love for a common Ideal."
July 15, 1940
On the topic of distortion of the teachings of great men in the hands of interpreters Sree Sree Thakur said jokingly, "Perhaps these couplets of mine will turn out to be very popular. May be they will be included in the school curriculum. So many commentaries will be afloat i If I am born again, I will have to read them. Perhaps I will not be able to understand the notes. Perhaps, the teachers will beat me to the point of death. Am I writing these for this purpose?"
August 21, 1940
On the subject of whether or not work for Ideal absolves one from sufferings caused by past deeds Sree Sree Thakur said:
"That you will immediately reap all good fruits when you embark on right actionthat is not the idea. The effect of wrong action is bound to appear first. Every action gets its effect. Nothing can stop it. But man can manipulate the situation arising out of the action and can so utilize it for the benefit of the Ideal that it cannot give rise to anything but good. The bad thing will come but will not he able to do harm. Take for instance Naren da. He burned his hands and feet in the bus that caught on fire. But he undertook such actions even in this situation that the environment was charmed. Without paying the least heed to his own burns, he started helping out others. He started elating them even in that crisis. He was able to create an atmosphere wherein those who were less injured forgot their own pains and started following Naren da's instructions. This is how he could utilize such a serious accident for winning over his environment. This is how an adverse situation can be transformed."
Nafar da is very unwell. Sree Sree Thakur spoke to him while sitting in the Philanthropy Office.
''There is some complex or other at the root of all illnesses. A man gets overpowered by the passion and moves accordingly; then follows the disease. If you don't search there and do not lay your hands on that, wherever and however you may seek, whatever may be the quantity of medicine administered, nothing is of any avail. Lawgiver is one of the names of God. One cannot manage without abiding by the laws. Man submits to the life-denying laws of passion but does not go by the laws of life and happiness. That is why suffering becomes inevitable."
Sree Sree Thakur came out for a walk after the storm. Some of us went with him. A little ahead, Thakur came across a fallen bel tree in revered Bor da's compound. Pained at the sight, he said, "Many sentiments are associated with this bel tree ( bilva tree or Wood Apple - Aegle marmelos). There used to be a Durga Festival held here under this tree; the goddess used to be invoked. It was planted by my great grand-mother."
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( Notes of conversations with Sri Sri Thakur Anukulchandra ji, picked up & collected by Shri Prafulla Kumar Das. Published in book form "Discourses", by © Satsang, Deogher. 3rd Edition-March 1978, 4th Edition- May 1993 )