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  • avyakt7- New Generation 1:11 PM on March 24, 2021 Permalink | Reply
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    Creating Sanskaras for the “Golden Age.” 

    When a new BK follower is born, one of the first questions this person may ask is: “Why do we have to follow all of these rules?” (Referring to waking up before 4 am, lacto vegeterian diet -avoiding onions and garlic and even radishes according to some – celibacy, avoiding physical activities supporting body consciousness, etc.)

    One of the most popular and less controversial answers is: “To create sanskaras for the Golden Age.”

    The belief: A Deity in the Golden age wakes up very early in the morning, does not eat meat or pungent vegetables like onions and garlic, does not have sexual activity and does not practice physical activities like sports. That deity however, is engaged in the arts so those activities are encouraged.

    The ‘deity profile,’ has many believers within the BK system. It is hard to imagine that every BK could fit easily into that container, thus the label “numberwise” is used to describe that difference to fit “right.”

    In my time as a BK, I practiced everything except being engaged in sports. I used to run almost every day. Even while I visited Madhuban. Running and other sports like bike riding ( a welcomed activity after long seating retreats in Peace Village; which has beautiful natural surroundings to enjoy mother Nature) and swimming gave me an outlet for the extra energy I had, even though; that could be considered “body conscious” activities.

    Nevertheless, the benefits outweighed the drawbacks in my case considering my age at that time.

    Now, with that experience I could say that “creating sanskaras” does not happen through practice of some activities or lack of.

    In my BK days writing poetry once in a while, was the extent of “arts” for me. Now, away from the BK experience, I find myself interested in playing the acoustic guitar. I enjoy the peculiar sound coming from it and the feeling of upbeat relaxation . That new “hobby” did not appear out of some practice. Was it some inspiration or perhaps some late hidden sanskara? Well, it did not appear in my BK days.

    However, whenever we want to suppress some activity that we used to enjoy for the sake of compliance to an ideal, then this could be self-inflicted violence.

    That is what we may need to be aware of.

    Sexuality does not cease to exist because we want to comply to some profile and stop “cold turkey.” Sexuality will come out some way; somehow, unless it is already a personal inclination to be away from sex whether naturally or due to some physical illness or psychological issue. A meat eater can stop eating meat because he wants to comply to a profile, but unless that comes from within, there is no hope for that “sanskara” to go away.

    That is why is very important to cater to the individual, that is; to start the journey where the individual is at, rather than massifying things by asking him to DO things which may be out of his range.

    At this point in my life, I do not practice any sports as my body has changed (Thankfully was around the beginning of the pandemic time, which affected the mobility of everyone) but I regularly do hatha yoga, isometric exercises and specially, pranayamas as their benefit is considerable at this time. As an aside, many Bks already practice pranayamas in India. This breathing exercise is specially useful for the etheric body. My diet is vegan and eat much less than my sports days. Food stays in my system longer than before. This lifestyle is not for everyone; but as Life changes, so I am changing with it naturally.

    As the BK movement has reached the masses, perhaps it could be a welcomed change to stress their teachings in values and virtues, rather than fear based end-of-the-world philosophies and clerical, monastery like rules for all. After all, those virtues and human values are the ones that will benefit humanity, “creating” good karma for the follower. That is needed so Life itself can provide the necessary natural changes in that person’s sanskara.

     
  • avyakt7- New Generation 1:11 PM on March 17, 2021 Permalink | Reply
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    Predictions and changes in BK “knowledge.” 

    I was looking for info on Dadi Gulzar’s health and through “destiny,” I was taken to this site : brahma-kumaris.com It is a nicely done web site with lots of info. It appears that an effort to centralize information was undertaken.

    There was an article that caught my attention “The advance party.” (https://www.brahma-kumaris.com/advance-party)

    I was surprised and concerned to read more predictions with specific years there (2026) as the “revelation of the advance party.”

    I am concerned because it is my experience that “dates” are not usually given by “Godly entities,” for as BapDada used to say: “ someone becomes date conscious rather than soul conscious.” Not only that, but it will make the “Drama artificial” (which is another term used by Brahma Baba in the Murli.) Lastly, it is a lack of respect for those who are living at this time; as they will act with fear or expectation to meet some quota in their heads by that date.

    Obviously, questions arise: How these “revelations” are coming? Who is the “instrument” channeling these messages?

    Also, it is surprising to read this about the Advance Party : “1. Birth: The souls are pure and thus the body they acquire needs to get purified before they enters the womb of their mother. (Meaning: Sakash (spiritual vibrations) will be given to the womb of the mother so that the body is made pure.

    Besides the obvious language differences that reveal that this piece was written by someone whose mother language is not English, we could see how “BK knowledge has been changed,” concerning when a “soul” is “pure.” The SM clearly states that the first “pure soul” is Krishna.

    Changes on BK knowledge made to propel further novelty or even to give it an emotional twist, are prone to be scrutinized by people who had already a BK experience.

    If the purpose is to procure a BK audience for the next 5 years, then the job may be done. However; beyond that it could rebound adversely.

    This is just food for thought.

     
  • avyakt7- New Generation 1:11 PM on March 10, 2021 Permalink | Reply
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    The Tree of religions and the formation of souls in Paramdham 

    It is the understanding within Brahma Kumaris, that souls occupy a “place” in the soul world according to the religions that those souls belong to. The founder of every religion is the head of that particular “section.” It is interesting to notice that since every soul has a “part recorded,” then what is the need for such arrangement? There is no need for it.

    Even if a soul was located in some “far away” part from the top, when the time comes for that soul to appear on the physical stage, that soul will be there. It is automatic.

    Another consideration is the meaning of the label “religion.” It is usually taught to mean “re-ligare” or to reconnect [with God.] That meaning has been attributed to St. Augustine, but there are several etymological meanings: From a sense of “right or moral obligation” to “respect of what is sacred.” That is from dharma to worship and anything in between.

    Nevertheless, a religion is a socio-cultural phenomena made by humans for humans. The accuracy of history of religion can be contested. However the anthropocentric view of spirituality is evident. An organized religion is only important in the human world. To put together a relationship of souls with religions but forgetting about souls of animals, is without a doubt an issue.

    It is infantile to believe that a BK shouldn’t eat meat, because it is “tamopradhan” food. That is only to negate something by placing a label with negative connotation to it. The unavoidable fact for those believing in souls, is that in every animal there is also a soul. While some humans may believe that souls of animals are lower than humans; that is only from that anthropomorphic view but that cannot be the way the Universe dictates. Why?

    There is no evidence given by Life and the Universe itself, showing that humans are above any other species. Do we see that? When there is an “act of God,” animals and humans will perish equally. The gift of Life is the same for both.

    As we are aware of the law of “karma,” we could easily observe how an experience given to another, will be experienced by the giver as well. This is not punishment or reward (again, that is a human conditioned way to understand Life) or “justice,” it is merely cause and effect.

    An animal could eat and kill another animal to survive. That is a given according to that consciousness. However; as that consciousness evolves, we could observe a human being with animal tendencies with the added human conditioning of gaining “profit,” in their minds. That sense of living for profit is very human, indeed.

    Within the human species, there are different sets of consciousness. For instance, while some may refrain to eat meat; there are different reasons for that decision, showcasing the state of consciousness of such individuals. For instance, someone may do it for “health reasons,” which is the typical profit in mind reasoning. Others, may do it because they do not want to be part of the in-humane slaughter of animals. There is a sense of compassion and empathy. That shows a different, more evolved consciousness within the human race. However, when a religion states that “You should not eat meat because it is impure or Tamopradhan,” that is the imposition of fear to someone who may not be ready to take the jump. If that person still resides within the more animal like consciousness, that person will repress and suffer what is not yet natural for him.

    In a nutshell, that tree in Brahma Kumaris should reflect consciousness and not religion as the boundaries of going near the “seed” of the tree.

     
  • avyakt7- New Generation 1:11 PM on March 3, 2021 Permalink | Reply
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    Soul transmigration or reincarnation? 

    A few articles ago, it was shared about the existence of animals in the Golden Age, according to BK belief. A couple of questions were given to muse about. Basically, what kind of karma an animal has to have to go to the Golden age? The easiest answer could be: It is all predestined. Some animals’ souls are predestined to go there.

    No problem with that answer, but yet how about humans? A what point “effort” comes into the picture? We could say, “That effort was predestined as well.” Fine, but… the issue is with the belief that there is an “I” making “effort” when it is predestined for that to happen. It is not “I” making effort. It is effort being made through that perceived “I.”

    Perhaps at this point we could understand that “atman and brahman” are the same, just as Hinduism proclaims. However, while we have the bug of individuality deeply installed, we will not be able to go any further. At this point, religions and beliefs pampering that “I” and stating that “I” am something, or can DO something to go somewhere higher in heaven will be in vogue. Then, that “I” will try to control and plan his destiny according to his own conditioning to “achieve” his dream. The “I” could go to heaven then (in his mind,) but what about his faithful and loving pet? That was the question asked here to different religions. See their take on that.

    Religions pretend to know the “right answer.” They can give us a “feel good” answer if needed.

    Observe how that “I” has operated in the world to conquer it. Observe how convenient was to deny any possibility for conscious progress to an animal. Most humans expect that animals could speak to them in their own language, for most humans are utterly insensible to understand theirs. I am not talking about barks or meows, but to sense their emotions and feelings. Just like in the world of humans it is almost expected for someone to know basic English to communicate, some humans are waiting for that skill to appear in animals.

    “Look we have invented the electric bulb, animals cannot do that. We are intelligent, they aren’t.” What is the need for a dog or a cat to have electric light? None. Their senses are way more developed than the ones of humans. It appears to me that humans have their minds as weapons to conquer and subdue others. No need to go deeper into this. Just look at the world.

    Darwin believed in evolution of species, but he did not know about evolution of consciousness. Consciousness evolves and a body is given accordingly. That soul, that “atman” transitions through different species. As a matter of fact, part of the transition towards self realization is to go beyond those animal instincts which many religions have pretended to control. That transition is not done through repression, but through integration.

    Human beings could be the more evolved species in the physical realm, but they are not the ultimate. Their “little brothers” (souls) are wearing the custom of an animal, a plant or even a pebble. There are many levels of consciousness and each one will give an experience to that being in their particular path of evolution.

    What is the karma of a slaughtered cow? What wrong that cow has done to suffer like that so a human can profit from that death? Obviously, there will be consequences in a world of cause and effect. Thankfully, there is no need for human laws or human justice in this.

    When humans are missing empathy in their lives, it is difficult for them to understand about the suffering of others. There are in the world many animal hunters dressing as humans. Their main reference in life is how to procure more for themselves and their senses. Perhaps these individuals may ask if their pets will go to heaven with them. At least, they may have a spark of care for others as long as they feel that pet, to be their property. It is all about ME, after all.

    Different consciousness, different beliefs, different traditions. To go beyond the differences means to integrate all of them. We have been looking for the right belief, the right system, the right answer… That is only valuable for the conditioned mind. Consciousness requires integration of all that in the heart; because if something exists, it is because it has the right to BE.

     
  • avyakt7- New Generation 1:11 PM on February 24, 2021 Permalink | Reply
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    Looking at Godly ego 

    As mentioned in the last article, the experience of spirituality is very subjective. My experience is only mine and it is an illusion to pretend that it should be true for others, or even apply to others as well.

    When looking back at my own life, I could see that my intention to become “good” by shaping up myself when aware of my own shortcomings; started with the experience of Catholicism.

    Catholicism wasn’t something that I picked up by analyzing things and coming up with a rational decision. It was something given through the environment as I grew up in Peru; where Catholicism is part of the politics of that society. The conditioning was there and many do not realize the influence of such tradition. However, there was something in me when I was 17 that didn’t click with Catholicism. I was exposed to different religious/ spiritual literature since I had the desire to know. Even attended different religious faiths. Read J. Krishnamurti when I was 23 and was amazed by his clear-cut views, but couldn’t understand how others did not think the same as I did. Then, I forgot all about it, once I was getting ready “to conquer the world and make my dreams come true” in the biggest capitalist society. I felt welcomed to join that new home with such opportunities.

    I had the “American dream” accomplished in my mid 30’s. However, fears and lack of satisfaction appeared even though I was “supposed” to be happy. Brahma Kumaris appeared at that time. That experience was unique. It wasn’t my choice and because it was beyond my rational conditioning, it had a very strong influence. I had an experience with what I thought was the true God. I couldn’t pass that new opportunity, for it was my original “raison d’etre.”

    That turned my life outside down. I had something new to achieve, to become. My drive was to demonstrate others that I knew God. That was my inspiration to proselytize. I thought I was helping others, but truly; I was helping myself. That was fuel to continue in my journey which I thought was the “truth.”

    The amount of ego emerging from that experience is tremendous: “I” know God. “I” know the truth. Not only that but I knew how to put “reasons” to try to demonstrate that what I knew was the “truth.” Without a doubt, there were very few Brahma Kumaris’ followers who could understand “knowledge” as I did. “I was on my way to Heaven.” 🙂

    Observe how life puts the experiences necessary for that ego to emerge. “Success” in this world or the world beyond is the same thing. That strong desire to accomplish is ego in disguise. I am not saying that to work to accomplish our dreams in ‘bad,’ no. It is a necessary experience to try to get our hands full with something but yet, remain empty inside.

    For that ego to start diluting itself, I had to go through many other experiences. It doesn’t go away because I decide to “conquer it” or to act as if I did not have ego. Usually extreme suffering will cut it off, but that is not the only tool used by Life. It all depends on our own journey.

    Looking back, the teaching wasn’t that I needed to find “God.” The teaching was that I needed to observe that ego and for that, it needed to be fat, juicy and big so I could become AWARE of it. Life gave me that experience through the Brahma Kumaris. The outcome, what we ARE, is what has value. Many times we are entertained by trying to find the “truth,” or believing that our experience is the only and true one. That is a mirage.

    Life experiences are meant to change our consciousness as long as we become aware of the teachings and not become mesmerized by the teacher, even if that one is “God.”

    What did I learn through those experiences? Our service to society is not in revealing who God is, but in revealing ourselves to ourselves while in relation with others. BEING that which we talk about. The rest is only pretty spiritual talk.

     
  • avyakt7- New Generation 1:11 PM on February 17, 2021 Permalink | Reply
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    The path of truth. 

    What is truth? That word is usually used in relation with something factual. It is true that I slept last night. It is true that I was a Brahma Kumaris follower, etc. Those are simple facts.

    Those facts are seen as truth and therefore most will extrapolate that finding into their spiritual experience.

    In spirituality there are many “truths” and not necessarily equal to each other. For instance, who is God? Most every religion has its own take on that. They have their own “patent” on God, but yet they claim to have the “true” God with them. As shared before, spirituality is very subjective in nature. However, there is a common ground which deals with that inherent subjectivity; that is to find your own truth, yourself. There cannot be religions having the truth about each one of us.

    In a world where the masses rule, where “majority wins,” and the truth is reflected in that incomplete premise; then we have the world of spirituality which cannot be like the former, but diametrically different just to complement it. A self-realized person is the outcome of the spiritual path. While the masses are interested in “right” answers, a self-realized person knows the truth of himself.

    A self-realized man cannot be a politician. He cannot be the one solving problems created by unbalanced minds. His truth is to realize himself and thus, nothing is lacking. There is no further search, the truth is no longer something to seek for it is “within.”

    Life has many paths for each individual. There are no recipes of self-realization but we learn to cook as ingredients appear unexpectedly in Life and the beauty of that unfolds: To be able to produce a tasty and wholesome meal to share with others. That is the art. Thus, a self-realized person is there to be recognized by his presence. That is the teaching in itself. It is a living teaching for others in contact with such person.

    There is no prototype of what a self-realized man should look like or the way he should behave, for subjectivity is not the measurement stick. His footprints will do the talk.

    Life is experiential. Theory, dogma and mental understanding does not change who we ARE. As those life experiences are processed and assimilated without rejection, we will see that Life itself will turn lead into gold. Life is the alchemist, although others may call that alchemist God or the Drama. While those looking for the truth of who the true alchemist is and whether in fact, he/she/it can do that “magic trick;” there are others looking at the truth of that inner change.

    At the end, the truth is not in our finding of facts outside of ourselves, that is a mental game only. The truth is in the exploration of the “inside.” Once the inside is found, it will be just like the outside. Therefore, here is my “theory of everything”: Consciousness is the alpha and omega. That sentence cannot be explained for everything will be spoiled. For those who have followed these writings, perhaps it is a good time to realize that “truth” cannot be put into words. It is not a paragraph that we can tell to another, a dogma. It has to be realized…. but yet, i wrote my truth. Isn’t that paradoxical, insane and confusing? Understanding happens when there is no push to try to understand. Until then. 🙂

     
  • avyakt7- New Generation 1:11 PM on February 10, 2021 Permalink | Reply
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    Is there Life after death? There is a paradox. 

    That is the question that this businessman is hoping to answer through a contest. Those in the Brahma Kumaris know the answer through their “knowledge,” although that “knowledge” may not be practical in their lives. In other words, fear will be there. Even though they know the “answer.”

    For me, the cycle of time is the single most important piece of “knowledge” that I got out of the BK experience. It wasn’t just the theoretical knowledge, the dogma to recite; but I had a practical experience and many other incidents in my life which proved to me the validity of it.

    Nonetheless, my experience by no means is the “truth.” I cannot be validated objectively, even if there are experiments through science. Although our world gives plenty of trust to scientific evidence, it is my understanding now, that biases and deep rooted beliefs are also lingering in the mind of many scientists. For instance, if we become acquainted with the experiments of neuroscientist Benjamin Libet, we could observe in his findings that what is known as “free will” may not be. The thought of that implication made many scientists uncomfortable and decided to come up with reasons as to why that experiment wasn’t reliable. After all “free will” must survive, for it is obvious we have, correct?

    Scientists and philosophers made things more complex by not agreeing with a “definition” of what “free will” is, although everyone else may know what that is but just cannot put it in words. There are many kinds, according to their thoughts. Researchers came up with the term “Free won’t” as the alternative to “free will.” Basically, if actions are initiated before being conscious of it, we still have the chance to stop performing those when aware. That is to use of our “volition.”

    However, that volition requires careful observation and awareness. Many times, that “free won’t” is another name for conditioning kicking in. “Free won’t” is the “cure” used systematically in our society: “I felt like doing that action, but I stopped it,” and then we give a learned reason. We perceive this as something positive. The other side of such “cure,” is the control beyond our true impulses which lead us into repression. Nevertheless, not everyone has the “free won’t” program fully installed as we wish, so they can make “sane decisions,” and not every action will give us the chance to allow for that program to kick in within hundreds of a second of an unconscious drive.

    As we can see, all these reasons make up more words and lenghty papers, to debate about.

    Our society will need to be free of such biases to have a different understanding. There is a need to challenge every belief. The cycle of time is being explored as an alternative of the well known “big-bang” linear belief of time.

    The cycle of time is a circle, with no beginning or end. That is hard to imagine in our conditioned society where there must be a beginning. Moreover, the cycle of time will show us that “time” may be another constant illusion but with practical value in our society. Constant change in Life, means constant newness. There is no true referential static point, but yet our minds allow us to do so. That means, that there is no “I” as a reference, but yet we use that reference all the time. This paradox is another constant in our duality perceived Universe: Time exists, but doesn’t. “I” exist but do not. “Free will exists” but it doesn’t.

    Therefore, the cycle of time leads into predestination or determinism through cause and effect, which in turn recycles into the “Eternal Return” for every thing changes but it comes back to be the same, again. Yet another paradox. We cannot bathe in the same river twice, but we will. Another paradox.

    Finally, we live in the outer shell of cyclical time and determinism but in the inner shell of linear time and free will. The inside is the outside and vice versa.

    The greatest paradox could be that there is no death, but yet “we” die.

     
  • avyakt7- New Generation 1:11 PM on February 3, 2021 Permalink | Reply
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    Transmigration and the BK belief in the existence of animals in the Golden Age 

    It is my understanding now, that Brahma Kumaris’ philosophy had a part of what we could label as “truth” in Life, but not all of it. In fact, no religion or philosophy could ever have it for they only explain a small part of the whole. In Brahma Kumaris, there is the belief of reincarnation of souls into the same species, that is human souls can only reincarnate in human bodies; whereas transmigration allows for a soul to change species according to its particular plan of experiences.

    From that perspective, I remember the BK story about a follower who asked BapDada about how animals appeared in the Golden Age. BapDada’s answer was something like: “Don’t worry about the furniture there.” Without a doubt, it is a pertinent answer when a follower lives in the mind and only cares about “right” answers and not much about personal transformation.

    Despite the fact that my question has no significance in self transformation, here it is for your entertainment. This question could be asked to the sister in charge at the BK center near you: “What does an animal DO to deserve the Golden age?” That could be enough to stir the pot. According to BK philosophy only certain animal species will be in the Golden Age and within that species, not every member could be in the Golden Age. What makes the difference? The expected “right” answer is something like : “Baba hasn’t disclosed that.” Thus, here another question: Is the soul world only a “place” for human souls divided in a tree of religions? Since animals are souls as well, “where” are they? Are they divided into species? 🙂

    The Universe is continuously evolving. Consciousness is all there is to be able to perceive and feel alive. Every species including animals, plants and even minerals have some sort of consciousness.

    Observe your pet (if you have one, as it is considered “pukka” not to have one in the BK world. Personally I am not fond of having pets of any kind, but my family here in Peru has a dog. )

    In that observation, I couldn’t help but notice that my family’s dog “only needs to learn to talk” to be just like another human. I wonder if perhaps in that evolution of consciousness, in its “next life” that dog could be a human (Transmigration)? After all, that dog has lived 98% with humans and only 2% with other dogs of its kind. Wouldn’t that have a karmic consequence? That is just an observation that I wanted to share. That conversation could easily change into how is it possible for cows to be non violent animals but yet have to endure great suffering in most of the world through places for slaughter? What sort of karma is behind that?

    One of the things that I learned is that there are no absolutes in Life. Observe the symbol of the “Yin and Yang.” I couldn’t say something like: “All animals experience transmigration,” or “ All Bks will be angels,” for I know that cannot be. Every soul path is different and it does not have to fit a belief system created by someone. In that the Universe, Life itself is always unpredictable.

    What if there is intelligent Life is another planet? How could philosophies of many distinct religions could fit that “reality”? As a follower would you leave because your belief no longer fits a new “reality”? Or perhaps you have discovered something more important, an inner change that you value and you know that it couldn’t have been possible, without the aid of your belief system.

    Something to reflect about.

     
  • avyakt7- New Generation 1:11 PM on January 27, 2021 Permalink | Reply
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    Question on “Shrimat”: Does it change? How is that related with “numberwise”? 

    Thank you for your question.

    I would like to invite you to read this article first. (https://avyakt7.wordpress.com/2019/09/11/the-maryadas-or-bk-code-of-conduct/) This reply will be given from 2 different perspectives, for there was a time when avyakt7 was a BK.

    From the perspective of a BK (avyakt7,) Shrimat or the “elevated directions;” are norms which every BK needs to follow. Those norms are divided into 2 kinds according to my experience: 1) The “Maryadas” or the code of conduct. Anyone who calls himself a BK needs to follow that code. Therefore, here is where “numberwise” applies. For example, a BK is supposed to eat food only prepared by her or other Bks, that is part of the code. If you decided to eat in a restaurant, then you are not following the Maryadas and therefore, there is a “number” for you. You are no longer “number 1, like the Father;” but you may be at some other number in the “ranking” for not fully following that maryada.

    The above presents some issues. For instance, some Bks may not choose to eat what another BK cooks for his “stage” may not be proper in their judgment, or the food wasn’t prepared according to the “system,” for example by not offering “bhog” or a sample of the food to ShivBaba (god) in a “bhog” ceremony or meditation, etc. There are no lines separating what should be done, but it is considered “pukka” or “firm” if following the procedures of the BK center near you, then you become “number 1.” That should be applied to every maryada or code of conduct.

    2) Shrimat given particularly to you: Here a center in charge or someone up in the hierarchy may give you a particular advise to follow. As a BK follower you should follow it, until someone in the hierarchy says otherwise. Then the issue arises as to whether you follow the latest advise or the former. That sort of “shrimat”can change according to personal situations and the “higher ups” can give those types of shrimat.

    If you are a BK, it is advisable that you “practice” the maryadas for they will give the foundation to further spiritual development. The practice of those codes will de-condition you from mainstream society. That is the main benefit when looking at it from outside of the BK world.

    Why is de-conditioning important? Because it will allow you to be aware of another perspective. Be AWARE of all the inner changes and inner conflicts throughout that phase. Many “spiritual people” know that they need to de-condition to be able to be aware of another reality, however; practically they feel too comfortable trapped in their “matrix” and just knowing things intellectually.

    From my outside perspective now (avyakt7-ng,) “Shrimat” is meant to be like training wheels when you learn to ride a bicycle. As your “stage” moves on, many things will change naturally and perhaps your life will have some of the elements of the BK maryadas. Once you learn to “ride the bike,” there is no need for training wheels. Perhaps, at that “stage” some of the BK “practices” are no longer a “practice” for you but part of your being, that is NATURAL to you.

    Avyakt7-ng would like to emphasize this phrase: “if you learn to ride the bike,” for many believe that they have done that and may not use the BK training wheels; never learning to ride the bike but believing that they have done so by using many other supports instead.

     
  • avyakt7- New Generation 1:11 PM on January 20, 2021 Permalink | Reply
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    The transition to “Brahma,” “is not like going to your auntie’s home.” 

    If the game of Life is represented by the passage of the first pure into the first impure, that is from Krishna into Vikram, (according to Brahma Kumaris’ philosophy) there is another passage with relevance for the one experiencing it and those close to that one as well. What is that ?

    The passage from Lekhraj Kripalani into Brahma. That transition is the fulfillment of self-realization which I like to call “Life realization.” Within one life time, some individuals will be able to experience within themselves the “yes and the no,” the “yin and yang,” the “pure and the impure.” The importance is obvious, for that will be the first conscious role where the person knows the journey, the passage through his own experience.

    Whereas from “pure to impure” is a matter of gradual unconsciousness, from “impure to pure” is the journey of awakening . There have been many self-realized individuals in history, some well-known and others little known; however, every single one of them had a “mission” for the common good. Every journey is unique. No copy cats allowed.

    In our world filled with spiritual gurus, there is a great difference between a teacher and a master. Typically, the teacher merely passes information. He becomes a source of conditioning in one system or another. A master on the other hand, is about PRESENCE. He IS, therefore his presence is all that it is needed. He doesn’t teach but expresses in BEING what he IS. That in turn, changes others.

    There are many stories about Brahma Baba given by those who lived close to him. It could be almost a magical experience for some. Those around him were touched. What some people felt at the time and the benefit that Brahma Baba’s PRESENCE gave them, cannot be understood by those away from that experience. Therefore, it is no longer what he says and the “wisdom of words,” what matters is his PRESENCE. What he IS can change others.

    In this world there may be many people with sharp speaking abilities and great intelligence but they ARE NOT what they talk about. They lack the experience. Their knowledge is just information, something to entertain the mind. However, the words of those with the experience are able to pierce someone’s mind and heart. That is included in the magical gift of arriving into self-realization.

    It is no longer “him” finding the “true path” through following some philosophy. What has happened is the miracle of Life itself uplifting the ones who are ready. Others may identify that help as God, Beings of light, extraterrestrial beings, angels, etc; for the arrival to light means that Life itself has protected that individual to be able to cross the path from his own darkness into the Universal light.

    It is no longer “his” light, but light itself as he is one with Life.

    The journey of Lekhraj into Brahma, is without a doubt the rewarding scene of going around the cycle of time. Yes, Krishna was “pure” and was born “pure.” Nothing special about it. On the other hand those experiencing “hell and heaven” within one life time in the journey of awakening, could perhaps share that “it is not like going to your auntie’s home.”

     
    • Soul76 3:02 AM on January 21, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you brother of light .can you put some light in the meaning if shrimat .
      Does it change? Or not .souls are numberwise …how can they follow shrimat .i feel that theses 2 notions( shrimat .numberwise ) is hard to put togather .
      Thank you for your time and beautiful rnergy

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      • avyakt7- New Generation 8:43 PM on January 21, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        Sure. I will try to answer your question and share my take on Shrimat, if that could change and how that is related with ‘numberwise.’ All the best.

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    • Gayathri 8:02 AM on January 30, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Om shanti. Thanks brother for your interesting article. Yes, I can relate to it and most BKs also could. I was leading a very normal/ worldly life when Baba ‘entered’ my life. Then I started to have a series of metaphysical experiences and was puzzled, but was happy though. 🙂 But sometimes I was scared too and requested the un-manifested God to spare me from those strange experiences. 🙂 After a couple of years I happened to go to the BK centre and life took a different turn, I started to understand the deep significance of my spiritual experiences. For me, the experiences/ practicals came first followed by the theory. 🙂 Anyway, visions and spiritual experiences only could guide us to some extent but this journey of the soul is LOOOOO….NG. Thanks for being a co-traveler.

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    • Gayathri 12:22 AM on February 1, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Brother, why is it that I have not been getting new comments via e mail since a couple of months even though I select / mark the icon “Notify me of the new comments via email” ? Maya! 🙂

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      • avyakt7- New Generation 1:18 PM on February 1, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        In theory, you should get new comments from the thread that you subscribed to. Perhaps there were no comments after yours… 🙂 It is best to look at this page once in a while.

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    • Gayathri 12:48 AM on February 2, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Ok. But though you have commented on my message, even this ‘new comment’ has not appeared in my mail box. 🙂 Anyway, I will check the blog. Thanks.

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      • avyakt7- New Generation 7:07 AM on February 2, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        Sometimes the email will go to other boxes such as spam, social, etc. It may take up to a day to receive the response. It is best to check here. Thanks.

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