Being an Instrument

In the BK movement there is a word used all the time in different ways, a magical word with the connotation of being “good.” That magical word is “instrument.” (Nimit.)

“Nimit” is used many times as an excuse to DO something and add support to it. For example, I could say that: “Baba told me to do this or that.” Because this becomes unreliable as everyone could imagine to have a clear “connection” with Baba; then the hierarchy of the religion takes over. The center in charge becomes the “official” Nimit, who in turn has another “Nimit” who will tell that BK what to DO.

That is a misunderstanding of what an “instrument” is.
It is not “God” who will tell you “what to DO” for that is to interfere with your own role, your own process, your own learning.

It is known that the “Drama is predestined.” Baba has mentioned in the Murli that “The Drama is more powerful than God.”
However, the thought that “I must DO as someone else tells me” is prevalent.

The “gut feeling” is the Drama in you. If you recognize it clearly; you are not acting according to your thoughts, what someone else told you to DO to be “right,” but it is according to the Drama.

That is an instrument. The “I” is left aside with his righteousness, his fears, his taboos and beliefs.

To learn to listen may serve us to face our inner dishonesty; for “I” may DO something to make myself believe that it was my “gut feeling,” when in fact, it is my mind telling me things based upon human teachings. This is the art to learn.

Thus, the BK teaching may be to listen to others when I do not know how to listen to the Drama. To listen to the direction of the Drama, may be another lesson beyond the BK system.

I am not saying  listen to “myself,” for that is the mind.
The leaf moves down the river. Is it the leaf’s will to go that way?
When there is a strong “I,” that leaf could fight against the current, that leaf could make a virtue out of that struggle and be proud of it… until it collapses.
Struggle is not the way of Life. It is the way of the “I.”
To be an instrument is not to be.

For the common good.