Monday, October 18, 2010

About A.P. Durai, Secretary of SRCM (California-1997)

Taken and translated from a comment by Alexis on Elodie's blog in Europe: Pour Que Vive Le Sahaj Marg.

Comments and insertions by 4d-Don are in "red italics"

Alexis Said:

Who is A.P. Durai?

Retired officer of the IPS (Indian Police Service), he was Director of the National Police Academy (NPA). (see below for clarification) This is one of the most essential characters of the SRCM (California-1997), Chari's secretary or assistant-secretary at different times, he is also one of Chari's handymen, including of his most menial tasks, thanks to the many contacts he maintains in the forces of Law and Order. His role was pivotal in the occupation by force of the ashrams held by other opposing clans (Babuji's family and older prefects and preceptors appointed by, and loyal to Babuji. See Newspaper articles below)

Chari speaks much of the keys to the success of spirituality according to the method of Sahaj Marg, rarely of individual benefits that can be drawn by the abhyasi, and never of the collective benefits for the world and society. AP Durai, if indeed he is the author of this article, breaks the silence in an intelligent mix where confusion and contradictions abound.

Once these precautions are taken, let us go to the text itself, but keeping in mind that A.P. Durai, to which it is attributed may not be the true author.

The number of marriages performed by Chari cited in the text argues for a date of the writing to be between 2007 and 2010, and is then fairly recent. If the publicity for this text should grow, we would be right to question the pretentions of A.P. Durai to the position of Chari's successor, especially today when the wildest rumors abound on the (soon) disappearance of Chari.

Society will change only when individuals have changed.

Individual change - understand: the work on one's self, on one's character, through the Sahaj Marg meditation - is paramount. When it reaches a certain critical mass, it will overflow onto society and into the world in general, but not before.

The work itself provides considerable individual benefits, if one believes A.P. Durai, and this in all areas of life. But his examples are all strangely related to one's professional life and to one's effectiveness in the workplace. Sahaj Marg ™ as a development technique and personal effectiveness is a seller ... terribly bank-able!

Especially when the example is Chari himself. He allegedly completed his regular day's work in just two to three hours, and spent the rest of his time on the work of the Mission, and this did not prevent him from progressing. Understand then, that with SM one can work 2-3 hours, bumming the rest of the time and still climb in the workplace hierarchy. So it is an effective and appealing argument ...

But one must obey the Master and the Ultimate (the Divine), both beautifully confused by Durai into a single entity. One should not have to compromise on one's spiritual values! Durai, Chari's handyman, is well placed to speak ... He adds that Chari was no longer able to progress (in the hierarchy) during his last six years working at TTK, so as to avoid compromising and renouncing his moral values and his ethics. The years in question is the period from 1979 to 1985, during which time, Chari had to be almost full time at the SRCM and very often travel the world ...

For the world to really change, the abhyasis must obey the Master and do serious work on their own character. Chari began the work by celebrating over 2000 mixed marriages, where he mixed the colors, castes, ethnicities, etc.. to prepare for the Man of Tomorrow.

But to really change the world, Chari can not do everything and it is only through the abhyasis that society will evolve. Indirectly, it is understood that if the present world situation, IMPLIED to be disastrous, does not change, the abhyasis should only blame themselves. Chari Almighty, coincident with the Divine, is not responsible. It's the fault of the abhyasis and it is their own responsibility!... because they are not numerous enough or not effective enough in their work on themselves ...

And here we find the "critical mass" mentioned by Babuji. When the number of abhyasis of Sahaj Marg has reached a certain threshold (not defined), the world will "stumble" into spirituality. That was the justification for proselytizing according to Babuji, as it is still today if we are to believe Durai, although Chari did not mention it.

Tues, October 19, 11:29:00 AM

Durai's Retirement ?


The Price of Protection, K.S. Narayanan


Politicians do not take kindly to withdrawal of security. A.P. Durai, DGP, Karnataka, triggered a debate on the wasteful expenditure incurred by the state on Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda's children's security in a letter to the Prime Minister's Office on December 7. Gowda immediately ordered the setting up of a committee to reduce their security. But Durai paid for being so forthright. He was transferred to Delhi as director-general of the Railway Protection Force.


Indian Railways, Security Directorate

The office of the Director General RPF (Railways Police Force) changed hands through the following officers for the period noted against them:


22. A.P. Durai Title: IPS (Indian Police Service) Appointed: 12.03.97 Retired: 01.05.98

(Duration of appointment: one month at the end of 1997-98 as Chari is re-registering his SRCM (California-1997) in San Luis Obispo, California, USA)


Other Writings by A.P. Durai

SRCM(California-1997) and Sahaj Marg's "Inner Circle"

Taken from Article Alley and Erzine Articles, where AP Durai, Preceptor, joint secretary for SRCM (California-1997) and placed in charge of Babuji Memorial Ashram in Shahjahanpur, India, has written many articles promoting and selling everything from Holiday and Honeymoon destinations, to Water Filters, Yoga Poses, Detox Recipes, Retirement Funds, and Bad Breath cures. ( ... after much research... of course...TRUST ME!! ;-)) )

A.P. Durai bio on these articles:

A.P. Durai, after his retirement from the Indian Police Service, is a full time worker (salaried??) of a worldwide spiritual organisation which trains spiritual seekers in meditation. Himself an authorised trainer in meditation, he spends most of his time on it. (and writing advertising articles for "commercial products and services") Having been the Director of the National Police Academy in India, he often lectures to police officers under training on holistic development. He is deeply interested in human development and transformation through a spiritual approach.

Self-promotion in Article Alley article: Yoga Poses: "Please do not learn from the books. One should not be one’s own Guru (Teacher) in matters of Yoga asanas, pranayama or meditation and one might end up worse than before. Look for qualified, committed, professional teachers."

Beach Wedding - A Perfect Venue
By A.P. Durai, April 18, 2007 (see bio at bottom of page)

See also:

Impact of Sahaj Marg(tm) Abhyasis on Society
Two Newspaper Reports of Attacks on Babuji's Ashram
Translation of Hindi Newspaper on SRCM (Shahjahanpur) Site
Scan of Newspaper #1 (in Hindi... Jagran with photos... or see translation above)
Scan of Newspaper #2 (in Hindi... Hindustan ... or see translation above)
SRCM (California-1997) And The Sahaj Marg(tm) "Inner Circle"
Projet Sahaj Marg (Alexis' Blog in French with some English)


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