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Satsaunga Winter 2011

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Ananda Marga London regional Newsletter
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Satsaunga
Winter 2011
 
in Ths issue:
2 EditorialAutumn RegionalConference 20113 Parama Purusa in Everyone4 AMURT Special: 
Roaming the UK for Romania
6 Regional7 AMURT: Didi Ananda PramaLiverpool Diocese8 London District
9 AMURT: Occupy London Mvt
10 AMURT11 Sunrise Education Trust
12 Glossary, Calendar, Eating Out
 
Satsaunga
Winter 2011
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Editorial
Happy 2012! Is this a promising year, or is it, as some think, the end of the world?Misinterpretations of the Mayan calendar claim that the earth will end by the end of 2012. Though I’m not a gambler, I’ll be gladto bet that the earth will continue as alwaysfor many, many millennia. (There would be nochance that I’d have to pay up if I lost the bet).Meanwhile in UK and Ireland the margiicommunity is too busy building up our workto worry much about the end of everything. As we’ll read in this issue we are becoming
Editor in Chief 
Dada Jyotirupananda
Editing & Layout
 Amitabha Azzopardi 
Proofreading
Sanjay James, Karun Towsey 
Photo Credits
Takako Nakasu, Didi Ananda Devap-riya, Amitabha Azzopardi, JyotirmayaHull Jurkovich, Kalyana McKenzie,Franck Allais, Sunrise Schools.
Correspondence
Letters to the editor, comments andother contributions to the newsletter can be sent to:satsaunga@anandamarga.org.ukor by post to:'Satsaunga', 3A, Cazenove RoadLondon N16 6PA England
For more info
+44 (0)208 806 4250http://www.anandamarga.org.uk
http://www.londonandmeditation.org.uk
Disclaimer 
Views expressed in the newsletter 
may not necessarily reect those of 
the editors.more active. Our two schools in London areworking at about capacity, our health foodshop, Food For All, is going through severalrenovations and becoming more popular, our pracar work is more focused and effective,much thanks to our new Dharma Pracar Board, and the London jagrti is continuing itsfacelift, a process which should be completebefore the end of the world... unless theMayan calendar predictions are correct.Our work is also growing in various partsof north England and Dharma Cakra andpracar is rising up in Dublin also. A lot of hard work by various AMURT volunteers isgradually leading to progress in our relief work, including some practical work in UKand more fundraising for AMURT projects in
Romania and further aeld.
I look forward to 2012 being a year where weopen the path of Bliss to many more peopleand where we enjoy our Blissful communityof margiis more and more.Doing Baba’s work is always a fascinatingand enriching experience. Organising theautumn conference was no exception. After working in the kitchen for a few years, it waswith great satisfaction and some gratitudethat I handed the wooden spoon into thecapable hands of Pundarika, who rose to the
challenge magnicently.
The other organisers and I wanted to makethe programme relevant to all the activity thatis going on in the mission at the moment whilstat the same time strengthening our sense of community. With all this in mind and a babynaming to include, Roshnii Rose, Dada Raviand I spent many hours, during the coupleof months before the conference, on Skype,designing a programme which would meetall of these goals, while still allowing time for walks and some sleep!
When the time nally arrived for the
conference, I was deeply inspired by thenumber of margiis who came and by theway that everyone contributed in their ownunique way to the event and to the movementtowards Him. I felt a sense of moving
auumn regn Cnfeence 2011
together towards a shared goal and of mutualsupport and love for ParamaPurusa in all hismanifestations. As Premasagar and Roshnii arranged theaccommodation, it was interesting to observethe demographic shift which has occurred inthe region, over the last few years, with fewer single brothers and sisters and more familiesand children. This brought a new challengein the form of supervising, entertaining andeducating the young of our society and asthose of you who were there will surely havenoticed, we need to step up our programmein this area! Subhra did a wonderful job of leading the children’s programme, but shedid not receive enough support. This is oneof the main lessons that I have learned fromthis conference. At Easter we will have aconsiderably stronger children’s programme,which will be supported by all the adults, ona rota basis.
Despite the re alarms, I was very happy with
the conference and I just hope that the other margiis and acaryas attending found it asinspiring as I did! My feeling is that spending
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Baby Damini 
 
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Satsaunga
Winter 2011
For each and every piece of work you shouldknow what is what and which is which; whyyou are doing this, why you are not doingthat. So many times in the past I said thatour human society is a singular entity. It isintegral, it cannot be divided into fragmentsand parts, because rudimentally humanity isone.Does a child know that it belongs to aparticular country? Does a child know that it iswhite or it is black or it is yellow? Does it know – a child, a little one? It does not. We senior people inject so many isms into their minds.We say, “You belong to the upper class;” wesay, “You belong to the lower caste.” We say,“You are a Jew,” “You are a Muslim,” andso many things. We, the senior people, areresponsible for all these differences in humansociety. But human society is one. And whoare the people at fault? The senior persons,the respectable persons. Is it not a fact? Yousay – Is it not a fact?Our society is one. And I am preaching thisfrom my very childhood – that human societyis one.Say, creed. We say there are so manycreeds. “We are serving the human societyirrespective of creed.” We say like this. Butcan there be more than one creed? Whatis the human creed? To move towards theSupreme Entity, move towards the SupremeSource, the perennial source of bliss. It isthe only creed. Knowingly or unknowingly,we are all moving towards – what? We areall seekers of – what? We want – what?We want bliss. We want peace. So for theentire human society the creed is – what?How many? One. We are all knowingly or unknowingly moving towards Him; so humansociety cannot have more than one creed.The second thing, you see, people may saythere are so many religions. No, there is onlyone religion, not so many religions. And thatreligion is santana dharma, mnava dharma,bhgavata dharma. That is, what is religion?The goal is attainment of Godhood, to be onewith the Supreme Father, to come near theSupreme Father, to enjoy the supreme bliss.That is the goal.So can there be more than one religion?No. Those who say like this are not religiouspeople. They are agents of religious ism. Canthere be more than one religion? There is onlyone human religion, and that religion teachesus to move towards the Supreme Father.Class. Is it a creation of the Supreme Entity? All classes, say in the sense of economicclasses, rich, poor, etc. – are they God-givenor man-made? What are they?Man-made. These things are creations of our defective social order. And who is the creator of this defective social order? Human beings. And, caste. When all are children of theSupreme Father, all are progeny of theSupreme Entity, children of the same Father,can they belong to more than one caste?If the father is a Brahman, his children willcertainly be Brahmans. Children inheritthe caste of the father. When the SupremeFather for the world is one, can there be morethan one caste in human society? You say – I just ask you. No, there cannot be more thanone caste. No Brahman and no Shdra, allone. When they have got the same father,the same progenitor, then they must belong
to the same caste. So my decision is nal and
supreme. Human society is a singular entity;human society is one and indivisible.Shrii Shrii Anandamurtijiimorning of 9th August 1979, BangkokPublished in Ananda Vacanamrtam 30
 
Parama Purusa within Everyone
more time together in regional programmeswould add to the sense of Samgacchadvam.To this end I want to organise an AnandaMarga camp this summer. Spendinga week together in nature with only minimalequipment; compost toilets – outdoor (secluded) showers and cooking over open
res – will bring us together and also help us
to see how little we actually need to live a goodlife. We have a marquee here in Manchester,which was bought some years ago and hasonly been used once. All we need to do nowis locate a suitable site. The criteria are thatit should be fairly isolated, beautiful, haverunning water (mains water ideally) and beowned by someone who is supportive of theMarga. If anyone knows of any possibilitiesI would be very interested to hear from you.The working name I am using, at the momentis ‘Ananda Field’, but I would also welcomeother suggestions – perhaps something lessderivative. I’m looking forward to spendingmore time with you all and moving together physically, mentally and spiritually in His love.
Devesh
Surfng the Susumna II
Thirteen margiis took advantage of theIndian Summer and headed down to thecool shores of Croyde Bay for the secondannual surf retreat.The last weekend of September served up some ace weather and some excellent surf.Charlie and Ayan were the youngestattendees, and did some great work in theshallow waters, while Malcolm and Ajay litup the surf at the back, closely followed(chased) by Tarini and Tierney.Dada Subuddhyananda was our acarya inneoprene, and apart from serving up somegreat kiirtans, did a splendid job of coachingShiveshvar and Mayatiita. Father and sonteam of Govinda and Jay did a storming job of paddling up and down the beach.The only casualty of the event was a slightlydislocated toe belonging to Rohit. Someonehad to burn samskaras.
We had two beautiful ats right on the beach
where we enjoyed DC and some carbo-loading meals to keep us going. Great
satsaunga had by all, we will denitely
return to the same place next year.
Jyotirmaya Hull Jurkovic
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