Looking at the Brahma Kumaris perspective of Life

Life is greater than our perspectives of it. Life does not function based on our expectations or moral systems. Observe that despite anything that has happened in the world throughout centuries, the “good,” and the “bad,” the “right,” and the “wrong,” we are the consequences of that.

In other words, without all of that past, we wouldn’t be here today. Everything was needed as it was.

Brahma Kumaris brings the perspective of removing someone from the world, to make that person “better,” or as they label it; “pure.” However, that implies the rejection of that labeled as “impure.” To make someone “better” implies to reject what he is “now.” 

This teaching is based on duality. This teaching is based on rejection, distaste of one side of duality to embrace the other side. This teaching cannot integrate an individual into the world, to be part of the world; for there is an inherent rejection: The shudras, the Iron aged people, the impure, the devilish, etc. vs. “us” the “pure.”

However, Brahma Kumaris does a pretty good job in removing an individual from their previous conditioning. As a matter of fact, to “practice” the Maryadas without fail, is a way to cut off the ties from a previous perspective of Life, deemed as “impure.”

Unfortunately, followers do not realize duality within the teaching and give the teaching an elevated label, such as the “truth,” the “words of God,” etc.

Do we see that this is just a perspective of Life? It is a particular viewpoint based on a particular consciousness. Life is greater than just a perspective. A “God” of any kind, necessarily has to “live” in a particular perspective to be understood by their followers, this implies that there cannot be a “universal God.”
Why?
Universal means to be open to all perspectives, to integrate with “what is,” without using labels to create further division, duality.

When a follower is ready to exit the BK path, mostly is not done out of overgrowing it; as a 10-year-old will feel around kids who are in kindergarten. For most exiting this path comes when they get tired to “practice” Brahma Kumaris’ teachings and become influenced by their previous conditioning, the society as we know. Others, will leave due to an ego clash with the BK system. Anger, bitterness is the outcome of that. Yet others, may feel that Life is too harsh in the BK system and even though they would like to fully participate, they find themselves unable and grow with a sense of being “less than” the most fortunate, Golden age souls.

Someone who is angry with the BK system will never join this system again in this Life; although their ego is built around the BK system. Their rejection, anger, bitterness and hate will give a purpose to the Life of those individuals. They are defined by the rejection of the BK system; thus; they are still caught up with the BK system. Those who left because they were unable to comply with the BK system, may go back again.
Guilt and shame will be their companions and to go back to our society will be the opportunity to reject it again. In society we are many different individuals. In Brahma Kumaris, we could feel “special,” for we are part of a “family” of individuals following the same standards of living.

Personally, my “honeymoon” period in the Brahma Kumaris allowed me to reject society, the “old ways,” and that made my transition easier: I had new people who acted as “family,” even though it was about “service” and nothing else. The disadvantages of being a male in a mostly female religious gathering is apparent. I had new acquaintances who I could call “brother or sister.” Once this arrangement is left, so happens with the “brothers and sisters.” Then, you are back in the “old society.”

For individuals who are unable to live alone, this arrangement of going back to what has been previously rejected, is a hard experience; for now you will not fit the BK world but neither the “lokik world.”
Nevertheless, this is a great opportunity for those who are ready to move on, for the realization of observing the perspectives about the world, is in that experience.

The BK system and the “Lokik world” both bring their own perspective. Join another group, another society and a different perspective will be brought to your awareness.
However, the neediness for companionship is tremendous in many and because of that the opportunity to observe those different perspectives, may go away.

Ahnanda/ Avyakt7 NG cannot go back to the BK world, just as I cannot go back to high school. This is not out of rejection or anger or shame and guilt. This is out of consciousness. No better or worse consciousness, just different consciousness.
High school was an experience; College was another experience. Different perspectives of seeing the world was learned. That ability to acknowledge different perspectives and to be OK with all, is what is needed to free our consciousness by allowing it to change.

For the common good.

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