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By Dr. Rebati Mohan Biswas M.A. B.Sc. (Cal), Ph.D. (New York)
Science admits that nothing happens without a definite cause behind it. Man is said to have been created by God himself. The Bible says, “God created man after his own image”. “Hence it is a fact that as God is pure, so man is pure, God is perfect and benignant, so man is perfect and benignant”. God is unique and without second, man is also unique and without any one like him in the creation. But the reality that is evident in the world does not corroborate with the above maxim. Human beings ever confront, with savaging attitude, atrocity, inhuman cruelty displayed through forceful raping, burglary, unadjusted and unsympathetic behavior from the people in man's own environment. Man seems to have lost the last drop of love, mercy, decorum of life and the sense of humanity ingrained in his very being itself. Moreover, wherever we survey we come across innumerable people burdened with frustration, a sense of insecurity sense of self-alienation and an unprecedented dark desolation in the depth of almost every human being. Science and technology have done their best to provide man with comfort and amenities. But yet man seems to have been tossed in the current and eddies of excruciating pain due to disharmony, anomaly, treachery, ungratefulness and dragonic sense of despair and despondency in personal life, conjugal life, social life and in every sphere of life itself. Why does this happen in man who is the offspring of God himself? Why does the heavenly nature in Man who is said to be the replica of the supreme divine term to be hellish one? Sri Sri Thakur Anukul Chandra, popularly known as Sri Sri Thakur, founder of 'SATSANG', and the best fulfiller of all the prophets, firmly believes that every human being is pure, perfect, and replica of the Source. The apparent degeneration in man is due to deceased condition of nature in him. If a man is cured of his disease in nature through proper treatment, he will shine in his pristine purity and display his very intrinsic divinity ever entwined with his very existence itself; this may be called curative measure. We are also told that “prevention is better than cure” The virus of degeneration that causes disease in nature primarily permeates in man through his inception. If an adequate measure is taken to check this permeation of the virus through inception, the man is
expected to shine in his pristine purity. This may be called preventive measure. Let us deal with the preventive measure first.
An individual being is born through inception. Inception implies the very moment when a sperm of father fertilizes an ovum in mother and thus zygote impregnated with a life thrill or 'soul' is formed in the womb of the mother. The character, conduct behavior as well as his efficiency, achievement and the very nature of the individual grown out of this zygote depend basically on the intrinsic nature of the 'Jaivi-Sangsthiti' (biological make-up) in the individual. Modern eugenic science ascribes the abovementioned attributes mainly to the genes contributed by the parents. Sri Sri Thakur does not deny the role of genes, but he ascribes all the credit to the 'Jaivi-Sangsthiti' in the individual being. The 'Jaivi-Sangsthiti' (biological make-up) in an individual is determined at the time of inception. It is the intensity of the cohesive urge with which a sperm is attracted towards the ovum, compatibility among the genes contributed by both sperm and ovum, and the extent of eagerness with which the ovum receives the sperm with all its inner attributes and potentiality that determine the very intrinsic nature of 'Jaivi-Sangsthiti'. It is this 'Jaivi-Sangsthiti' that governs how the individual being will happen to display his 'self'. Hence inception plays a paramount role in producing a better individual 'being' with richer instinct, sublime nature and unadulterated 'Jaivi-Sangsthiti' (biological make-up) Sri Sri Thakur defines 'Jaivi- Sangsthiti' as follows;
“The sprouting essence (Satta) latent in the seed in which all the natural characteristics of germination being ingrained in functional attributes sprout into a living entity--through proper nurture and nutrition with the conglomeration of stability, nature, attributes and function— that conglomeration of the very essence (satta) latent in the seed may be called 'Jaive-Sangsthiti'. “
That Bengali word 'Jaivi-Sangsthiti may be translated in English as 'Biological-make-up. With an example from botanical world Sri Sri Thakur explains what he means by the term 'Jaivi-Sangsthiti (biological make-up). Sri Sri Thakur says:
“Let us suppose two oleander trees grow up side by side in the same place.
One oleander tree ever yields white flowers, the other oleander tree ever produces red flowers. Thus oleander of two different colors have been blooming in two different plants year after year--There never occurs any alteration of it. Now the plant grown from the seed of the white oleander also yields oleander flower of white color: and that grown from the seed of red oleander ever produces oleander flower of red color. Why this different oleander plants ever produce particularly white and red flowers generation after generation ? The particular orientation (arrangement) in the Jaivi-Sangasthiti latent in the two different plants are of such types that one type yields white oleander and the other type produces red oleander— though the two oleander trees outwardly look identical”. 2
Inception plays paramount Role;
In our modern civilization there is plenty of provision for the betterment of human condition. Theories and concepts in education, economics, social science, politics are developing and then changing, yielding place to a new one only with a view to giving man better condition and congenial atmosphere for living. But better environmental condition---educational economical, social or political—can not help man evolve with peaceful and balanced progress towards eternal becoming. For advancement in evolutionary progress man also needs to be intrinsically better with unadulterated 'Jaivi-Sangsthiti, higher instincts and greater potentiality. If a man is not born with these wealth and attributes, desired and essential, the created congenial atmosphere will be polluted. Man will fail to move an inch towards his progress. If a man is born with lame or defective legs', can he walk forward on the road paved with white marble or smooth pavement? He cannot advance more than few steps; similarly, if that which leads man from more to more in his evolutionary progress, that is his 'Jaivi-Sangsthiti' higher instincts and greater potentiality be of inferior order, then how will he advance in his evolutionary progress? Man picks up from his environment according to the nature of his instincts and his Jaivi-Sangsthiti utilizes them as it can maneuver what is picked up. But the better Jaivi-Sangsthiti, sublime instincts and greater potentiality man acquires through the total process of fertilization of an ovum. Hence inception plays a paramount role in human life.
Sri Sri Thakur does not deny the role of education and environment. But he declines to agree with the statement of an educationist like Mr. Haldon, that it is the impact of environment that can render an ordinary person uncommonly great. In his opinion, “environment will work no doubt, but it works always on the 'Jaivi-sangsthiti' of the man. The function of education and environment in developing a child may be compared with function of soil and atmosphere in developing a seed. Without proper soil and good seed fails to yield desired fruits. Similarly, without proper education and congenial environment a human being cannot bloom into his full potentiality. But if the seed is of inferior variety, then however fertile may be the soil, we can never obtain superior quality of fruits from that variety of seed. Similarly, if a child is born with infected “Jaivi-Sangsthiti”, anomalous instincts and less potentiality, we can never develop the child into a man of integrated personality, balanced exposition, enriched with greater potentiality and inexhaustible urge to run towards Eternal Becoming. We know that the same soil nurtures seeds to sprout into various plants with their specific botanical properties. It is in the same soil and atmosphere that different seeds sprout into varieties of seedlings and then into plants to yield different fruits with varieties of tastes, flavor, chemical properties, medicinal values and nutritive efficiency for human health. But it is neither the soil nor the atmosphere that differentiates one plant from another; it is the latent specifics lying in the seeds themselves that make this differentiation in tastes, flavor, and nutritive properties. Similarly, the same education and environment provide different individual with nurture and nutrition. But men of different 'Jaivi-Sangsthiti', instints and potentiality grow up in different types of personalities. Hence Sri Sri Thakur posits, “Birth is more important determinant than environment. In the process of growth a man picks up necessary nourishment from his environment. But he picks up according to his inherent instincts.” Sri Sri Thakur is so confident of this truth that he comments: “If science does not know this fact, it will know if it investigates. If better progeny is not born with better instincts and unadulterated 'Jaivi Sangsthiti', whatever may be the arrangement for education or religious teachings, the man will fail to respond to it.”
How to effect the birth of better progeny
Individual beings born with unadulterated Jaivi-Sangsthiti, sublime instincts and greater potentiality may be called better progeny. But all these above-referred attributes do not grow in any tree nor do it sprout from soil. All these develop into man through the stream of blood. So to enrich each and every individual 'being' with above mentioned attributes
through inception, proper eugenic adjustment is essential. Without proper eugenic adjustment and happy conjugal relation between husband and wife, better and flawless inception of an individual being lies far behind possibility.
Factors to be considered for eugenic adjustment:
1) Compatible marriage relation: Sri Sri Thakur says, “ to marry is a normal hankering in human beings. The very inner instinct in man is to be rendered into multiple individuals. And from this instinctive hankering there grows the tendency of unification between man and woman. This tendency of unification between man and woman must be well adjusted in such a way that the appearance of super efficient embodiment on this plane of matter comes to be most normal and natural.” 5 Marriage is neither a contract for mutual co-operation, nor is it an agreement for the appeasement of mutual biological hankering. Through marriage the stream of man's biological evolution and developments remains unhindered. Hence, “The primary object of marriage is genetic enrichment. This is the first and the foremost purpose. The next is cultural enrichment. So it is essential to observe if there is consistency and compatibility among the heredity, personal habit, behavior and temperament of both the bridegroom and the bride. Along with this, physical enrichment is also required.” 6 In the opinion of Sri Sri Thakur, “In the matter of marriage, the more biological, social, psychological, temperamental and physiochemical compatibility between bridegroom and bride is maintained, the greater remains the possibility of better progeny there”. 7 Sri Sri Thakur posits that the compatibility in marriage is indispensably associated with the function of both husband and wife. Both the husband and wife play a definite important role in bringing a child on this plane of matter. He says:
“Father sows, mother nurtures, begets and nourishes -- thus their characteristics are different; their marriage so should be of compatible combination of similar clans; ” 8
All-round compatibility in marriage helps to create compatible unison in between the sperm and the ovum to a great extent. The compatibility in between the sperm and ovum may be compared with the compatibility between seed and soil in the botanical world. If soil is not befitting to seed sown in it, the seed fails to sprout with all its latent probabilities. On the other hand, if the soil happens to be too good and rich, many good qualities in the seed burn out and we cannot have desired fruits from the seed. Father sows the seed of life (sperm) in the soil (ovum) in the mother's womb. Mother nurtures the seed with nutrition and nourishment and turns this seed into a human form. The wealth and attributes latent in the seed of life (sperm) comes to be embodied in the child to the extent of nurture and nutrition provided by the soil (ovum). So in order to have a child enriched with unadulterated “Jaivi-Sangsthiti”, sublime instincts and greater potentiality, compatible combination of the seed and soil (sperm and ovum) is a must. In the opinion of Sri Sri Thakur, “bio vigoured seed must be sown into the bio-eagered soil”. 9 As to bio-vigoured seed and bio-egared soil, Sri Sri Thakur maintains: “If the male possesses an active attachment and eagerness to fulfill his Ideal (like Christ, Krishna, Buddha or Hazrat Rasul, etc.), then the very existence in the form of sperm comes to be illuminated with a living luster of vigor and energetic growth. On the other hand, if the female happens to have an overwhelming attachment for her equal and opposite entity -- her husband, then an inviting faculty of receptive eagerness grow up in her physique, mind and particularly in her ovum. In that condition she can conceive her husband's sperm cordially and can nurture it thoroughly. The probabilities ingrained in the sperm get a greater scope of being manifested in the progeny. 10
Happy and harmonious conjugal life
Next to compatible marriage, we need happy and harmonious conjugal relation between husband and wife. Without happy and harmonious conjugal relation, between father and mother better progeny with desired attributes lies beyond the range of possibility. Mere sex-relation can never produce a desired child. The validity of the above statement may be found correct, if we analyze the mechanism of how a life comes to be embodied on this plane of matter. We see a life comes to be materialized on this plane of matter; it must come from some where in the unseen world or world beyond death. Moreover, if we admit the term “evolution”, we must recognize that the life
within our vision and life after death in the beyond are two separate states of the same life. Hence life is a continuous stream of existence. In order to ascertain the relation between these two steps of life and make it comprehensible to our human understanding, we have to explore: “what is death, how life exists after death in the beyond and how it comes again into this material world?” in the light of Sri Sri Thakur. That means, we have to find out the relation between the birth and death of an individual.
How individual being dies
From the very beginning of his birth, man wants self-protection, selfpreservation and self-procreation. In an attempt to full-fill these instinctive hankerings man proceeds through continual conflicts with environmental impulses. As he moves on, he resists what is unfavorable to his existence and adopts the favorable ones. In this continuous process of resisting unfavorable and adopting the favorable ones, his action and reaction in and with the environmental impulses create a kind of “Bhaba” in the man and this “Bhaba” gets imprinted in his brain. When due to circumstantial impact or some variable cause, the man experiences or undergoes through the deepest of these imprinted “Bhabas”, he loses the link with other “Bhabas” and becomes disconnected from all other “Bhabas”, of his being. When a man becomes disconnected from all other “Bhabas”, the environmental impulses can produce no reaction in the man. The man fails to respond to anything in the environment. The man dies: he leaves his mortal body. “The man goes off from his mortal body with the Bhaba” he got absorbed in. The Bhaba with which the individual passes away from his cellular conglomeration is called the “Carrier-Bhaba” of the departed soul of the individual. The departed soul exists in the plane of 'Bhaba' corresponding to the “Carrier-Bhaba”. The “Carrier-Bhaba” maintains the existence of the departed individual as a discrete and distinct entity. The departed soul remains in a body unlike the body of flesh and blood. This is called “BhabaDeha” or 'ecto-plasmic body'. The individual can feel every thing in his own way as is possible in an ecto-plasmic body. “ 11
How does the manifestation of human being take place
So far the eugenic science has explored the mystery of human inception, it is exposed that a several thousands of sperms of husband enter into the womb of his wife during union. These sperms begin to knock at the door of the uterus. Some sperms enter into the uterus and run towards the fallopian tube. On the other hand, just 14 days before the beginning of the next menstrual period, the wife releases a single ovum from her ovary and this ovum enters directly into fallopian tube. If in the fallopian tube, the ovum comes across a sperm and if the ovum gets fertilized by that particular sperm, then pregnancy occurs.
In this fallopian tube first a zygote is formed. This newly produced zygote enters into the uterus and gradually sticks to the wall of the uterus. Then it gradually grows up into an embryo. This embryo is transformed into a child. Who is there to tell us what kind of child will it be? So far the scientists have investigated, the nature, potential attributes and other acumen of the child depends on the intrinsic wealth and nature of the contribution made by both father and mother of the child. During the process of fertilization both the sperm and ovum contribute 23 chromosomes each. This 23 pairs of chromosomes conglomerate together to form a zygote. This zygote consists of a single cell. Now cell-division takes place at the rate 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, and so on. But each of these millions of cells contains the primary conglomeration of 23 + 23 chromosomes. Out of these 46 chromosomes, only two chromosomes determine the sex of the child. The remaining 44 chromosomes determine the physical structure, mental acumen, etc. of the child. Each of these chromosomes contains millions of genes in it. These genes are also called “symbolic sign of heredity”. These genes determine our hereditary traits such as hair, color of eyes, physical structure, facial appearance and mental acumen through generation after generation. According to modern eugenic science these genes play a paramount role in our habit, behavior and conduct of life. Eugenic science has also admitted that, “If the genes carried by the chromosomes contributed by the ovum be not compatible with and complementary to genes carried by the chromosomes contributed by the sperm, then the child born out of such incompatible combination comes to be possessor of inferior attributes and undesired “Jaivi Sangsthiti”. On the other hand, when genes contributed by both sperm and ovum happen to be compatible with and complementary to one another, the child born out of such combination is expected to inherit superior attributes, sublime instincts and an unadulterated “Jaivi Sangsthiti”.
A question peeps through our minds
Still a question peeps through our minds. When both bridegroom and bride comes of pedigree families and of higher heredity; when their marriage union happens to be eugenically compatible, yet their different issues are born with different inborn personality, instinctive attributes, mental makeup and temperamental acumen. Why does this happen so? It is often seen that out of a same pair of parents one child is born with scholarly aptitude, kind heart, sober and gentle exposition of behavior, deep devotion for parents and he excels in his career. But the other is born
dull, ill tempered, cruel and with no love and regard for his parents and he suffers life-long distress. One child exhibits spiritual bent of mind and shows interest in ecclesiastical activities from his very childhood. But the other one comes to be most materialistic in attitude and epicurean in nature. So it is said that five fingers of hand are not equal. Most of the parents attribute this difference in aptitude, mental make-up, temperament and intrinsic potentiality to the goddess of destiny. But in this modern age of science we cannot accept anything as true unless we pass through our first hand observation. Science makes practical investigation and then comes to conclusion. We may refer to the finding of Russian scientist named Dr. Amram Scheinfeld and see what he has pointed out in his book 'The new you and the heredity'. According to Mr. Scheinfeld, the particular ovum eagerly waiting in the fallopian tube accepts and embraces only one particular sperm out of millions of sperms which wins the spectacular race in the fallopian tube. Of course, Mr. Scheinfeld has not traced out why does this particular fortunate sperm wins the race and reach the ovum before all other sperms in the race. If it were a run-race of human beings, we would imagine that the man must have regularly practiced running in the field; Or, were it a horse race, we could investigate in its genealogy: if this particular horse was the descendent of any horse that won the race in the past. However, the zygote thus formed out of compatible combination will be manifested in to and individual being. The nature, potential attributes, intrinsic significance the being are determined by the permutation and combination between the 23 chromosomes of the sperm and 23 chromosomes of the ovum. From the statement of Mr. Scheinfeld, in his book “The new you and the heredity”, we come to know that in one fertilization 300,000,000,000,000 types of individual being may be born. The 'I' that has been born as 'I' is the resultant of a particular combination out of 3x10^6 crores of combinations. I, as I am now might have been born in any one particular kind of manifestation out of 3x10^6 crores of manifestations. Mr. Scheinfeld says: “But to produce a given individual, both a specific sperm and a specific egg must come together. So think, what had to happen for you to have been born.” ** ** Mr. Scheinfeld finds the result through the following calculation; There are 23 pairs of chromosomes in one sperm this 23 pairs of chromosomes can be arranged in 16,777,216 ways through permutation and combination. So a sperm can take up about 16,777,216 types of forms, according to different arrangement among 23 pairs of chromosomes.
“At exactly the instant, the one out of 16,777,216 sperms which represented the potential half of you had to meet with specific egg which held the other potential half of you. That could happen only once in some 300,000,000,000,000 times” What has Mr. Scheinfeld said to speak of why the ovum selects and embraces a very particular sperm is very significant. He says, “The lucky sperm which has won out in the spectacular ways against millennium of others, enters the chosen egg which has been awaiting in fallopian tube of the mother. Immediately, as previously learned, the sperm and the nucleus in the egg each releases its quota of chromosomes and thus fertilization of egg starts on its carrier. “But it was on just such a miraculous coincidence the meeting of a specific sperm with a specific egg at a Specific Time, the birth of Lincoln or Shakespeare or an Edison or any other individual in history depended. And it is by the same infinitesimal of chance that a child of yours might perhaps be a genius or a numskull, a beauty or an ugly duckling”12. “Why specific time of union between a specific sperm and a specific egg to produce a world famous Lincoln or Shakespeare or a most ordinary labor, a great scientist or a numbskull?”, is so important has not been explained by Mr. Scheinfeld. He has left it on a chance and miraculous coincidence. But Indian philosophy did not stop with the role of psychological contribution only, but laid stress on the role of psychophysical and spiritual contribution too, in having different kinds of issues out of a same pair of parents. So the Indian seers (spiritually realized sages) don't speak of chance and miraculous co-incidence. What they have said is logical and reasonable, though it may be required to be tested in the touchstone of modern materialistic science to realize the very truth underlined their statements. “Purusottama Sri Krishna said in Geeta, “Jang Jang bapi smaranh bhabam tyajatyante kalwe baram Tang tamebaiti kounteya sada tadbhaba bhavitah.” 13 Thus the above verse means: a man leaves his mortal body at the time of death with a Bhaba, and is born again there (into a mother's womb) where he gets the identical Bhaba. Sri Sri Thakur, a great exponent of all the past prophets, sustained the statement of Lord Krishna in more explicit manner. He comments:
“At the time of death, an individual leaves its mortal body with the Bhaba,(called Carrier Bhaba), and that life takes its birth again
to the parents in tune with carrier Bhaba of the departed life, during their union” .14
The above verse means, the carrier Bhaba with which an individual being leaves his mortal body when gets co-incidence with the Bhaba with which a pair of parents on the plane of matter comes to be saturated at the time of sexual union, then the departed individual is born to that particular pair of parents. In other language, each of the pair of parents comes to be charged with a particular Bhaba during sexual union. When this charge of Bhaba becomes in tune with the carrier Bhaba of any departed soul, then the departed soul is born with that particular pair of parents. We may refer to a simple example. A farmer has cultivated a brinjal in his vegetable garden. He works hard and keeps himself engaged in doing various function in the garden almost through out the day. He waters the plants, removes the weeds and shrubs manures the plants and the make arrangement to protect the plant against worms and insects, when he looks at the grown up plants with flowers and young and tender brinjal, he gets delighted to think of the heavy harvest this season he expects a good profit this year, thus he becomes totally absorbed in the thought of brinjals. Let us suppose that in this state of absorption, he goes off his mortal body with the Bhaba (idea) of brinjal. This is the carrier Bhaba. After death the departed soul will exist as a wave of Bhaba in the vast ocean of Bhaba. Now let us imagine that another farmer has also cultivated brinjal in his vast garden. He also takes care of the plants with all his means and measures. He is also extremely delighted and happy to see heavy harvest and huge profit this season. One day the cultivator and his wife both work in the brinjal field. Both husband and wife are happy to see the prospect of harvest this season. After supper they go to bed at night and continues talking about their success in producing good brinjal, both husband and wife are so delighted with and absorbed in the thought of brinjal that they are charged with the Bhaba (idea) of brinjal and they unite together at this state. Now if the charge of Bhaba gets unison and tuned with the carrier Bhaba of the departed soul of the former farmer that departed soul is expected to enter into the womb of the wife of the farmer, mentioned later. But it is very hard to comprehend how the departed soul of the former farmer enters into the womb of the latter farmer's wife. Is it something like a rat enters into a hole? Prof. K. P. Bhattacharyya, President of Satsang and co-worker of Dr. C. V. Raman, Nobel laureate, asks Sri Sri Thakur, “We may easily understand the role of sperm and ovum and their contribution in the process of inception.
But where lies the consistent and co-ordinated relation of an unseen and abstract soul with concrete sperm and ovum? Sri Sri Thakur explains; 'The Bhaba and impulses of the wife generally induce her husband to be sexually inclined to her. The brain-center of the husband gets excited according to those Bhaba and impulses. Now all the departed souls with their respective carrier Bhabas that lie in tune within the range of tremors of the excitement come together first in the brain and then into the scrotum of the husband. Then all the sperm-cells in the scrotum become charged with those carrier Bhabas of those departed souls and become mobile. That is, those incoming souls impart life to the sperms and render them living and moveable; and that time the man feels a sensation of contraction in his body. Then during sexual union those mobile sperms run forward to meet and mingle with the ovum in the fallopian tube. On the other hand, the wife also gets enlightened and inspired to the extent she is charged and moved by the resultant effect of her husband's personality, character, conduct, display of love and affection for her and above all, his all fulfilling nature. This enlightenment and inspiration color her total being and get imprinted on the awaiting ovum in her fallopian tube. Thus the wife and her ovum get charged with a particular Bhaba. Now the ovum embraces in it's bosom the particular sperm whose charge of Bhaba coincides with the Bhaba that the ovum is charged with. That is, the ovum receives the particular sperm, which is in tune with the ovum in affinity and Bhaba, but not because it wins the race. Thus the ovum blends together with sperm in such a way that they dovetail together, there remains no gap at all. Thus the conjunction of a sperm and ovum produces a complete entity. Cell division starts and ultimately a child grows.” 15 Prof. Bhattacharya desires Sri Sri Thakur to explain it elaborately and importunes,”please tell Thakur why out of millions of sperms only a particular sperm is conceived, is it providential ? Sri Sri Thakur replies, ”I don't call it providential. The particular sperm of father that possesses strongest affinity for the ovum in the mother, will be received by the ovum. The ovum with particular Bhaba will receive the very particular sperm that is charged with the identical Bhaba of the ovum in itself. So I say so much about compatible marriage union and happy conjugal life”. Sri Sri Thakur further explains the rebirth of a departed soul in the light of the principles applied to the reproduction of sound or picture through radio or television receiving set. In his opinion, “the re-birth of a life takes place there, where the Bhaba of the united couple coincides with the carrier Bhaba with which the life left its mortal body.”17
He says, “Let us suppose that our physique with its activities is a radio receiving and transmission plant. The Bhaba that are formed with sensation within us by the impulse of our environment are constantly recorded and transformed from our brain and it is continuous. At the moment he loses the link with the environment, the mechanism of his whole being disintegrates and eventually, he being reduced into that Bhaba is transmitted in the form of wave into subtler plane. And subtler plane means finer complex. Now let us imagine that every individual being in the environment does have a receiving plant in him. Let the complexes be the crystals of that plant. By means of an impulse the crystals are adjusted in a particular manner to receive the corresponding particular wave. The wave received is determined by this adjustment. This is the clue of the prime law of our rebirth. The nature of the 'being' to be materialized is determined by the nature of the wave received by a particular psychic arrangement in our brain caused by action and reaction of our environment.” 18 To speak of the mystery of eugenic science as to the mechanism of inception of an individual Sri Sri Thakur dictates two messages in Bengali:
“ The existence in ectoplasmic body Burdened with desires and wishes Is condensed into sperm To form the seed of the body And the sperm mingles With the ovum In tuned and co-ordinated to it And then grows up through cell divisions With all its characteristics.”19 “In single ejaculation Millions of lives Impregnated in the sperm run forward; As the ovum received one and is fertilized So it gets physical form; The seed of life in ectoplasmic body Gets shelter in the sperm Through sex-urge And unites with the ovum Tuned with identical Bhaba In the womb of a female As a consequence grows up gradually.”20 (Bhabanubad)
Happy Conjugal life:
Besides compatible marriage the happy and harmonious conjugal relation between husband and wife is a must to secure better progeny.
In order to maintain a happy and harmonious relation, wife and husband are expected to be true to their respective characteristics and nature as defined below:
“Wife is she Who never wipes out Her adherence To the husband; Husband is he Who through his love To lord, the Lead, Does not separate himself From her existential interest In every suffering and
Sri Sri Thakur points to a statement of Lord Jesus Christ in the New Testament where he said: “Both husband and wife should be attached to each other through deep love in such a way that they turn to be one in flesh and spirit.” “During sexual union the Bhaba and the trend of thoughts in both husband and wife should be consistent with one another. The more the trend of thoughts and Bhaba are sublime, higher and sacred, the greater, as better and purer child with sublime nature and unadulterated Jaivi-Sangsthiti is born. The tuned psychical charge of both husband and wife at that particular moment of sexual congress lays a great impact on the future life of the child. Because the child is nothing but the vitalized material embodiment of that tuned psychical charge of the husband and wife. His eyes, nose, facial appearance, ear, in a word the construction of each and every limb and minor limbs of his body, his thoughts, charge during sexual and etc. Become molded by this tuned psychical charge during sexual union. The child is born with that and proceed towards newer achievement.”22 If any pair of husband and wife desires to have great, sublime and magnanimous issue, then the maintenance of a happy, harmonious and sweet relation between husband and wife in their daily life is an indispensable factor. Because if the daily dealings in between husband and wife is not sweet, charming and complementary, neither one can expect happy, harmonious and sweet feeling for the each other during that particular moment of union. As the wife possesses the Bhaba-Bhumi, trends of thoughts during the very moment of their union, so become the nature, depth of sublimity, and the purity of the Jaivi-Sangsthiti of the child born. Thus the difference among different children of a same pair of parents that we observe is due to the variation of mental attitude, BhabaBhumi, and intensity of love and attraction of the wife for her husband.
So in their daily life, if the dealings between husband and wife comes to be sweet, pleasant, fulfilling and if the sympathetic eagerness for each other remains normal and natural, then at the specific moment of their union, the wife could easily induce greater and sublime Bhaba in her husband and thus could raise him up into the soaring height of Bhaba-Bhumi and can receive him in an eager earnestness in her bosom. Then and then alone the birth of a child of higher caliber, greater potentiality and pristine pure, rather unaffected 'Jaivi-Sangsthiti' comes to be normal and natural. In the opinion of Sri Sri Thakur, ”Mother means one who measures, the intensity of love and attachment for her husband and the extent of her eagerness to receive him in her bosom determine the extent of manifestation of husbands attributes in her child. Thus the attachment and the eager, deepest sincerity to receive him in her own self is the measuring agent.”23 But if the daily relation between husband and wife be not healthy, sweet, and charming, on the contrary if there exists mutual doubt, hatred, admonition, offended state of mind (particularly of the wife) due to vanity and agonizing attitude then it is better and wise not to have sex relation between husband and wife. Because in that case mind of the wife remains mortified and frustrated. As sense of apathy and aversion coalesces her whole being. In such a state of mind, she cannot express her intense love and devotion (deep attachment) for her husband and inspire him with the induction of sublime Bhaba. As a result she happens to be deceived of good progeny enriched with sublime instincts, greater potentiality and unaffected Jaivi-Sangsthiti. In order to check the degeneration in man and render this whole world into a paradise we are to be over meticulous as to the birth of better progeny through out the whole world. The governing authorities of the developed and developing countries have adopted necessary steps as directed by eugenic science to produce better crops, superior example of cattle and other domestic and useful animals like horse, dogs, cock and hen, etc. But none is seen to pay a little attention to how to develop better human beings with sublime instincts, greater potentiality and infection free 'Jaivi-Sangsthiti' in their respective countries. We should remember that the same genetical laws that we have learned to apply in case of crops and cattle development can equally be applied to develop desired human 'beings'. In order to develop desired human beings in our respective countries, we are to pay our first attention to marriage reformation within our respective tradition and culture, but we must proceed on the basis of findings in genetical and medical science; because these are the two most important social institutions that can reward each and every country with the valuable wealth of best and worthy human beings.
The preventive measure checking degeneration has been dealt with. What is to be done with man and woman that have already been born on this place matter? It is a horrible spectrum of a degeneration we see in human beings already born in this world. It demands a curative measure to render this world into a paradise. We are taught that God is the supreme benevolent creator of this vast creation. He never becomes indifferent to his creative beings. He always desires his creative being to live and grow eternally in peace and progress and He enjoys himself through their enjoyment. He does not deject or reject any one from his creation. He must have taken care of this situation and pointed to surest remedy for curing diseased nature in human beings. The most precious remedy for curing the dissuades nature in man, as directed by all prophets the eminent embodiment of ultimate realty is the un repelling love and attachment for an embodied ideal life like Lord Christ and Lord Sri Krishna, Lord Buddha, Lord Hazrat Mohamed, Lord Sri Gouranga and like them through proper process. It is a practical experience of the wise that man does evil or commits any crime only when he is obsessed with his passions and complexes. These obsessions or complexes compel him to turn away his face from his Supreme Beloved ideal as Lord Jesus Christ, Lord Sri Krishna, and Lord Hazrat Mohamed. They are the eminent embodiment of the abstract God. These obsessions induce him to go astray.
What are passions and complexes?
The primordial hankering in human beings is self-protection, selfpreservation, self-procreation and resistance, to what is unfavorable to these primordial hankerings. Out of these primordial hankerings, there arises the tendencies for eating, sleeping, fearing, copulation and ego. Out of mutual conflicts among this tendencies various complex comes into being. They have multifarious manifestation. But they may be categorized into six groups such as sex, anger, greed, infatuation, pride and envy. These six groups of complexes may be called six passions. Sri Sri Thakur thinks, “each of these groups is like a round water tight compartment having separate universes. The 'I' of a 'being' is associated with each of these universes”. 24 The passion and the complex are meant for our very existence; through these complexes we enjoy our existence, “there is an auspicious purpose of God behind the creation of each and every complex. Many people consider
sex to be bad. But, if there would have been no sex urge in existence, the current of creation could not continue”. 25 But these complex when are not adjusted, generally seek self-enjoyment at the cost of our being and we also then come to be frenzied with their demands. We fail to realize what we are doing ? Say, as for example, earning of money. We earn money to live and maintain ourselves with required provision. But there are some people who out of greed for money come to be at a lose to find out the proper method of earning money and fell to distinguish between what is right and what is wrong. Due to this kind of conduct ultimately there very being is sacrificed.” 26 If complexes are not adjusted, the man gets tired due to anarchical reaction in his being. When unadjusted, they complex don't make man sure what direction he will follow the next moment. As the obsession of one complex gets the upper hand over that of the other, the man follows the direction of the obsession, which takes the upper hand. Thus different complexes, drag the man in diverse course of action at different moment. It is evident to our empirical mind experience that “the object we love so much at the lashing of infatuation, we heard at the next moment at the whipping anger the thing we try hard to achieve out of greed, we sacrificed at the impulse of pride or envy”. 27. This inconsistent behavior is not a healthy nourishment for a being. It does not help a man maintain a balance measure in life's conduct and consequently the man fails to achieve an existential success and enjoy the bliss of 'becoming' in life. Unadjusted complex creates havoc to the existence itself. At the conflict between complexes and anarchical and disorderly impulses of the environment the very personality of man gets dissipated and turns into tiny pieces. As a conglomeration of smoke is dispersed into small lumps by the on thrust of wind so the personality of man gets dissipated and dispersed around in a tiny lumps at the on thrust of the whimsical demands of this unadjusted compels. As a result, it becomes quite impossible for the man to move towards evolution and eternal becoming. If we look at the modern world, we find that at the lashing of passion of greed man has become voracious eater of hygienically prohibited foods and as a consequences innumerable cases are suffering from diseased and deteriorated health and premature mortality. Sex urge has been so pre dominating in some man and woman that innumerable cases of raping and ravishments are taking place all over the world. Thousand cases of conjugal lives have been burning in the fire of chaos, conflicts and the impact of damaged and distorted libido in both husband and wife. As a result of this intolerable situation countless children have come to be orphans inspite of their parents being actively alive.
They have been deceived of their parental love and affection and living either as destitute addicted to modern drugs or they are being lost in the abyss of dark world. People like ascetics both in eastern and western world tend to believe that these passions and complexes are enemies to our existence. These passions and complexes must be controlled by means of suppression or should be extinct altogether so that cannot destroy our existence by their venomous bite. So they generally apply the process of repression or extinction by herbal or yogic process. But it is admitted by modern medical sciences that those who follow the method of repression or extinction of passions and complexes invariably turn to become abnormal and rendered to sub-human, Instead of being developed in spiritual progress. In the indoctrination of Sri Sri Thakur there is no such term like repression or exitinction of complexes. On the contrary, he advocates and insistently remarks, “Sublimation and adjustment of complex are the best measure to render the complexes into best friends of our existence,“ For the achievement of the healthy becoming of the existence and enjoyment of its eternal becoming, we must not drive out the passion and complexes but should make them sublimated and well adjusted.
How to adjust and sublimate complexes?
All our passions and complexes are the manifestation of our libido entwined with the very existence itself. The libido is the guiding force of all passions and complexes. When this libido of man is attached to supreme beloved like Lord Jesus Christ, Lord Krishna, Lord Buddha, Lord Hazrat Rasul, Lord Sri Gourang and so on through love and service and admiration then its manifestation (i.e., Complexes) comes to be adjusted first in themselves and then with the libido and gradually sublimated.
What is called libido?
Sri Sri Thakur explains in his philosophy “what is life and what is libido?”
He says, “Fusional adherence That evolves in to being With responsive becoming Is Life”28
Eugenic science admits that life sprouts from the fertilization of an ovum by a sperm. Sri Sri Thakur adds;
“Cohesive urge by which Sperm and ovum adhere and
Evolves is libido --- the urge.” 29
Sri Sri Thakur further explains, “The magnetic current underlining the cohesive force between the sperm and an ovum due to which an ovum is fertilized by a particular sperm to form a zygote, which through celldivision evolves in to a concrete being is called libido. Libido means “ tendency towards unification. This libido is manifested through habit, behavior and man's nature of inclination” 29 A The very existence of every being is in tune with the cohesive urge of the libido. Hence the inherent urge of unification lies at the root of attraction between parents and the progeny, husband and wife, friend and friend, lover and beloved. It is this urge of unification that acts as the motive force behind mans utmost effort to find God, the source of existence. With the help of this libido, human being pulls man objects and affairs etc. In the environment towards him self and enjoy the glory. Thus man's inclination for diverse objects and affairs in this plane of matter act feeder canals to the main stream of the urge for unification -unification with the source if and when they all are utilized for a single purpose -- for the purpose of serving and fulfilling one supreme beloved called ideal. But man having no supreme beloved or ideal in life, utilizes these different streams of inclination to please, serve and fulfil different persons -- father, mother, husband, wife, friend, lover and beloved or his selfish end. As however, all these persons are not generally attached to any supreme source of superior impulses, they cannot provide us with adequate feedback to these different inclination in man in return. In the long run the man gets tired of his cravings. As because man's libido, for want of adequate nurture,, comes to be weak the man feels suffocated in himself with a sense of negation through he may be drowned in affluence, plenty and prosperity in material provision. The intensity of affliction due to suffocation with sense of negation along with a sense of self-alienation cannot be expressed in language. But on the other hand, when man is inclined to such a great man like Christ, Krishna, Buddha, Hazrat Rasul through active love, service and admiration and employ all his thoughts, deeds and speeches to establish him and him alone in the hearts of people and when all his liking, love and inclination are engaged in pleasing him and him alone, his libido becomes attached to his supreme beloved strongly. His libido becomes integrated. Then the manifestation of this libido (thread) as flowers are strung to a thread to form a garland. The deeper the love and attachment for ideal, the greater becomes the adjustment among complexes. Gradually they get sublimated and come to be the friends of man. Sri Sri Thakur comments: “libido wants integration or yoga. This very integrate libido comes to be the regulation or yoga. This very integrated libido comes to be the regulator of complexes and the complexes become
sublimated. Sri Sri Thakur emphatically remarks, “when the complexes come to be meaningfully adjusted through passion-pervading attachment for the ideal like Lord Christ, Lord Sri Krishna, Lord Buddha, Lord Hazrat Rasul and so on, then and then only they gets sublimated. When the passions are sublimated then sex changes into love, anger into vigor, greed into magnanimity and pride into modesty.” 29B Libido i.e., The tendency towards unification in human beings may also be called “love”. Love is that through which man express his tendency towards unification. Every human being wants to love someone or other. There is not a single man who does not cherish love for any one in this world. On the contrary, a man may love many persons, but he always desires someone in particular on whom he can bestow his love exclusively. A man have name, fame, money, plenty and prosperity in all respects, but if he has no one whom he can love exclusively or someone who can love him exclusively, he feels himself prop-less in the vast ocean of interaction and ultimately drowns himself in more frustration and a deep feeling of self alienation. Thus the instinctive tendency in man is to love and to be loved exclusively. The sublime feeling of Ananda (enjoyment) of man lies in his capacity for loving others as well as in commanding love from others. As a tree requires to drive its roots into a particular place on earth and secure nurture and nourishment in order to be meaningful in serving the environment with flowers, fruits, wood and other contributions, a man similarly, requires to drive the root of his love i.e. His libido into a particular good and great in order to enjoy his self through interaction with selves beyond himself. Thus the natural tendency of the libido is to be attached exclusively to some one good and great. Through this concentric love libido gets nourishment in its cohesive urge and tends to evolve. As the libido gets nourishment, the complexes and passions are meaningfully adjusted and sublimated. As a result human nature gets purified. The virus of degeneration burns out and evaporates like incense. If the libido of man is maintained hale and hearty from his childhood through proper nurture and nourishment, the man can never come under the evil influence of his passion and complexes. No obsession of any complex can occur in him at all. Rather, he can enjoy the good output of his adjusted complexes in his normal behavior. To provided nurture and nourishment to the libido of a child means to deal with child in such a way that in born inclination for mother comes to the nurtured and the libido of the child gets normally attached to his mother, father or any other superior like them. It the libido of a child be nourished by the shower of parental love and affection, then at the later period, that child in his manhood comes to be attached spontaneously to an ideal. When he is attached to his ideal through love ,services and admiration, his inborn instincts an attributes
come to be elevated and sublimated. He comes to be source of existential nurture to his fellow beings through his congenial habit, behavior and conduct. There are many historical evidences of this type of transformation of degenerated human beings, made possible by an active attachment for an embodied ideal. Change of robber Ratnakar (As depicted in the epic, the Ramayana) into a great poet Valmiki, out of love for Purushotam Sri Ramchandra, terror Saul in to saint Paul, prostitute Mary Magdalene into a devotee Mary Magdalene out of strong and active love for lord Jesus Christ, prostitute Amrapali in to a devoted and magnanimous Amrapali through her love and attachment to Lord Buddha, alcoholic and debauched Jagai and Madhai into a greatly devoted disciple of Lord Sri Gauranga are indeed obviously clear cases in point. The golden spectrum of change that we notice in life of most precious jewel of Islam --Khalipha Omar was the effect of divine touch of Hazrat Rasul. In the life of Sri Sri Ramkrishana and Sri Sri Thakur Anukulchandra such transformation of men and women with degenerated nature into normal men and women with love, devotion and active zeal to serve the environment are in abundance. Drunkard Girish Ghish and prostitute Nati Binodini in the life of Sri Sri Ramkrishana; and Satya C. Dutta, once a person obsessed with passion for other woman, and many others in the life of Sri Sri Thakur Anukul Chandra were transformed into such religious persons that they could command love and adoration from their country men.and their living examples of life story provided inspiration amongst millions of people to achieve eternal peace of mind. 30
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29B. R. A. Hauserman : Personal DIARY: conversation with Sri Sri Thakur,1948 30. Dr. Rebati Biswas : Jivan Jyoti, 1399, Alpha Publishing House,
The term 'Bhaba' here has been used to denote the totality of experiences with feeling, sensations, perception ,etc., In a state of being. As for example, when a man dreams that he is eating, He sees the food, feels the food, smells the food, He tastes the food and enjoys the food with all its environment, the sum-total of these experiences that He is in called 'Bhaba' of the man at that time. He does not realize that he is dreaming unless this “Bhaba” breaks i.e., He wakes up. Sri Sri Thakur some times uses 'ideal' for 'Bhaba'. (Dr. Rebati Mohan Biswas: The New Light from The East, 1982, P. 72) Please use the following Address to communicate to the author:
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A short introduction of the author : Born in the year of 1929 in the district of Kushtia, (now in) Bangladesh, Sri Rebati Mohan Biswas passed his Matriculation (High School Final Examination) from Dhupguri (Jalpaiguri) high school and completed his B. Sc. in 1952 from Behrampore Krishnanath College. In 1948 he came to Deoghar for visiting Sri Sri Thakur Anukul Chandra and took initiation under him. Since then he has dedicated his life as a full time volunteer of the spiritual organization, ”SATSANG” for fulfilling the divine mission of Sri Sri Thakur Anukul Chandra for the 'well being and becoming' of mankind.
In 1963 in order to fulfill Sri Sri Thakur's wishes, he completed his M.A. in English (Private) from Calcutta University, and again obtained Ph.D. degree from New York University in 1972 with exceptional proficiency (by completing in a very short period of time, his thesis on Sri Sri Thakur's philosophy, “Dharma, the upholder of existence, as conceived by Sri Sri Thakur Anukul Chandra”.). Since 1964, Dr. Biswas have been engaged in delivering speeches on various topics of philosophy and specially on religion in the true sense of the term in different educational, religious and social institutions, all over India and abroad. He had served the executive committee of SATSANG as Assistant Secretary for a long time. (still now he continues as a member of that Executive Committee; he has been fulfilling for a long time the responsibility of the Editor of the monthly magazine, “LIGATE”. He is the author of many books of which few may be mentioned as: “New Light from the East”(based on his doctoral thesis), “The Guide” etc.
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