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  • avyakt7- New Generation 9:25 AM on March 20, 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    “Knowledge”: The favorite game of the mind. 

    Life is certainly, a learning experience. It is the experience of opening up, to become “nothing” from “something”, by being completely open.
    It is your own discovery of the mind. Words cannot explain, for they are of the mind.

    Before I started as a student of the Brahma Kumaris, there was nothing more than what my senses and mind could perceive. That was my practical “knowledge.” Science had all the answers. The important things in Life were to get a good job, a pretty wife and to have a family. Just like the “dream” sold to most everyone.
    Who created us? That was the “logical” question which needed an answer. I took for granted that someone had to create us. That is how “God” came into my picture.

    Then, my world changed through different experiences with someone who I could not see but hear through the words and experiences of my sister. The BK experience initiated my introduction to “paranormal” experiences.
    It became apparent to me that “Brahma Kumaris” was the “daughters of Brahma” indeed, as those experiences were mostly from women.

    I do not understand how someone could join the Brahma Kumaris and go through its “training”, without having these types of “paranormal” experiences. I mean, many religions offer “God” in a nice package. Many religions are filled with “nice” people who will make us feel at “home”, they will make us feel as a “family.” By the way, the word “family” has been exploited tremendously by our society to fulfill our need for identity, our need to belong.

    Perhaps it is the fact that Brahma Kumaris offers its classes free of charge. Perhaps the free vegetarian meal on Sundays… Who knows. Everyone has its own story as to how they started there, all different, all valid.

    With the Brahma Kumaris the “supernatural” became easy to assimilate. The world of spirits, ghosts, mediums, clairvoyants, fortune tellers, etc. became part of my repertoire of experiences. My faith in Science and its “knowledge” diminished considerably. Science did not know anything about that world.

    There is a world or rather “worlds”, beyond our physical reality. However, not everyone is ready to experience those or even accept them as a belief. It will take a little deconditioning, and a bit of tolerance to go beyond comfort levels.

    Now, out of the Brahma Kumaris experience, I could see that the “basics” were explained in the BK system; nevertheless, there is way more to it and again, not everyone is ready. Most individuals are comfortable with their level of understanding of the world. They believe to have figured it out. These individuals will live in a dream and die in a dream as well, that is the experience in their lot. Nothing wrong with that. Their minds will make their life livable.

    We constantly need to forget what we believe to know, in order to “open up” beyond the confinements of the mind. The mind will accumulate information constantly. That accumulation could be very sophisticated, needing “greater minds” to understand. However, when concerned with consciousness; none of those paradigms of “increasing knowledge” will be needed.
    Those will need to be thrown away. Unlearned.

    Truly, to step away from the grip of the mind becomes necessary to “progress.”
    While in Brahma Kumaris we learn to control the mind; I am learning just to step away, to observe it, become aware of it, so “I know.”
    It is that type of “knowledge” the one that is useful, practical.

    Knowledge as “information” is only useful for the games of the mind but not for a new consciousness in the realm of “no-mind.”

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  • avyakt7- New Generation 8:52 AM on March 13, 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    The long lost but now found Sakar Murli 

     

    There is a time for everything. The time for the current Sakar Murli to phase out, may be approaching. The “children” may be growing up by being exposed to different information which wasn’t available in the Sakar days.

    I remember when the Sakar Murli was protected. It was only read at the centers and hard copies could not be printed out without the authorization of the “in charge.” As time went by, due to the popularity of the Internet, it was understood by the BK organization, that it could no longer keep it “secret.” Now, it is easy to download it ore receive it via email with little effort.
    The BK organization was forced to change according to time. A “NO” became a “YES.”

    As most BKs may be aware, Sakar Murlis are not the exact words of Brahma Baba as they were uttered more than 50 years ago.
    There have been many “corrections” through time, also known as “updates.”

    Despite the belief that “God” is with the Brahma Kumaris, and He has been giving teachings since 1969 (after the physical death of Brahma Baba) through Avyakt messages, those teachings (Avyakt Murlis) are relegated to only one day a week. The rest of the days are for the “corrected and updated” Sakar Murlis. The “word of God” through an “updated” Brahma Baba who is a being of light, is not enough. The BK organization rather have the “no so perfect” version as a Murli.

    Only the “Blessing” in the Sakar Murli, may be something from the Avyakt teachings. Nevertheless, in my days as BK, if you remembered the “essence for Dharna “ and the “blessing”, if someone asked you “what Baba said today”; you were OK. Like little babies who need small amounts of food to digest, the “essence for Dharna” was written by someone in the BK organization, in easy 2 or 3 points to recite and memorize. “Churning” the Murli is not necessary when someone picked the “main points” of the day (although it is questionable if those points were truly the main points.)

    I understand that for a beginner in “spirituality,” to have “black or white” instructions are important, but I wonder when those “beginners” will change into middle or advanced students?
    Would the Sakar Murlis be appropriate for them then?

    As it is now, the Sakar Murli is the greatest tool to condition BK followers. That is the importance of it. To listen to those black or white instructions every day, is without a doubt, training for the mind to see things from only 2 colors.
    A dear BK friend, used to see Life under 2 labels: Good and Bad. In her mind, there was a clear line dividing those 2 “opposite” labels.
    It is that training the one that will disconnect followers from seeing Life beyond labels or judgment. A “normal” person in society will learn to see “gray” besides black or white as he matures; but to see Life without labels; is definitely a step forward. That is the step needed when we know that “the Drama is predestined and beneficial for all.”

    How could something be “bad” or “good” then? Those are only labels to describe, to make ourselves understood under the limitations of language, to convey a message based on society’ standards, but those are not inherent values in Life. Things in Life are neither good nor bad. They just ARE.
    I cannot judge that a person is “bad” or “impure.” That is to draw a line where there is none, but only in our imagination.

    When we perceive the world as only “good” or “bad” then we will align constantly within those 2 labels. Today I am “good” because I woke up for Amrit Vela. Tomorrow, “bad” because I ate eggs. Temptations are always there for the BK follower, who is repressed from many things. “Tests” are to be passed or failed. Is it more valuable to go to class every day without missing a day or to be empathetic with all? If you have to choose, what will take you to Heaven? The “black or white mind” will make a selection.

    Life is balance, harmony. That could hardly be achieved by following “black or white” instructions.

    Attend your BK classes and BE empathetic with all. Just DOING what the Sakar Murli spells, will not take you to heaven. It may give you a “good” position within the BK organization, but that is the extend of it.

     
  • avyakt7- New Generation 7:57 AM on March 6, 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    Remember to be a soul 

    In Baba’s yaad, remember ME alone, remember the Father, be soul conscious, become bodiless, to be in yoga with the Father, become a detached observer….

    What all of those popular phrases in the BK dictionary have in common?
    They are intended to point to the same thing.
    What is that?
    Awareness.
    If I say “awareness of not to be the body” then I am destroying your ability to become AWARE by giving you something to negate, without your own inner discovery. Awareness does not negate or affirm.
    It is not surprise that most BKs continually deny their own body and its needs, as a consequence of the popular: “I am a soul not a body.” Most BKs know what is a “body” thus they deny it believing that this is how they can reaffirm to be  a “soul”, but many have no idea or experience of what a “soul” is.

    How is it possible to have so much misunderstanding?
    Brahma Baba had an insight. He tried to put that in words. Those words were passed onto others, who did not have the experience. These “half-teachers” added, subtracted or interpreted the previous words before these were passed onto “quarter-teachers” who in turn, did their own “service” by adding further confusion, and then into the masses. That has happened to every organized religion through time.

    When our AWARENESS increases, we will recognize our physical senses, then our body, then our mind, our emotions and what is not them….
    I cannot add further words for it will be confusing to figure out with our minds, what is what Avyakt7-NG is trying to convey. However, this is not to be figured out. As the Murli mentions, it is about “practice” but as we progress, we will not need to remember to practice, that is only the “beginner’s 101 state” but AWARENESS IS, it will sink in. There is no need for “remembrance” when you ARE AWARE.
    That is why, “remembrance” is not an accurate word, for that is of the mind, to bring back a memory to the mind. The mind is not consciousness, it is merely mind. True changes will happen in consciousness not in the mind.  Nevertheless, in the “beginner’s 101 class”, remember to practice… use your mind.

    What is the difference between awareness and observation?
    What is the difference between detached and bodiless?
    Isn’t AWARENESS a quality of being detached? How could you be aware without detachment?

    All those words point to the same thing.

    Nevertheless, keep “remembering the point of light.” Visualize it. Talk to it. Visualize Brahma Baba’s face in the picture and believe THAT to be “remembrance”… to have found the “truth.”
    It happened to me, thus; it is someone else’s turn. All good!   🙂

     
  • avyakt7- New Generation 8:07 AM on February 13, 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    Acknowledge your nature 

    Let us say that a woman has an experience with “God.” It is a blissful experience in a Brahma Kumaris center.
    This young woman decides to follow the Brahma Kumaris’ lifestyle.
    As years go by, this woman will find that “tests” will be appearing in her Life: Her hidden desire to connect with a man, her hidden desire to become a mother… all of that will need to be forgotten as she would like to follow the “ways of God.” (As interpreted by the Brahma Kumaris.)

    The mind is full of ideals but our nature is always there, reminding us who we ARE at that point in our lives. How is it possible to overcome our own nature to fulfill the desires of our mind?
    That is what Brahma Kumaris presents as a path.

    The mind, will power, etc. are unable to overcome our nature unless repression is allowed. In my view, that is what every follower of the BK path needs to be aware of. If we are unaware of our own repressions, then definitely, the Brahma Kumaris’ path is a good path to follow. We will learn if AWARE.

    Let us say that this woman dies of an emotional disease such as cancer. From the viewpoint of society, this episode may be seen as unfortunate; the price to pay for following a “cult,” or we could add any other labels to suit our fancy, nevertheless; according to the laws in Life, that experience was needed for that particular woman. That experience was perfect.

    In Life we learn though experiences, not through mental endeavors such as reading or attending to a class. That is only valid for the ways of society. Any theory that we may learn to “become better” is important as they serve as guidelines, but those cannot be taken as commandments to apply at every instance. Life cannot be put into a box of safety.  If living Life was about following commandments to the “dot,” then we will live in our own trap of perspectives as to how Life “should be.”

    As we know, the Drama is predestined. The movie will move on. A person cannot change what he IS, that is BEING through an “effort” of the ego.
    Why?
    Change has to be NATURAL. Otherwise, it is violence against others and the self. However, many will need to go through the experience of violence as well.
    When change is NATURAL, there is no effort. When change is NATURAL, we could feel that we could leave things behind, the past, our ideas of who we ARE, etc.

    Observe how a child becomes a teenager. That change may have rough spots, but nothing occurs by violence; it is natural. As humans become more intellectual, living in the mind; then at that point, there is disappointment for we have a mental idea of what “should be,” and that image does not fit what IS.

    Change will happen. It happens, but that is not according to our wishes or mental ideals. It happens according to what is in store for us, our destiny… and whatever that is, IS the best for us.

    Do not doubt this, for we are ONE with the movie of Life.
    Go right. Go left. It is the same thing for those who took the “right” path sooner or later will need to go “left.”
    After that, comes the middle and from that down, just to go up.
    That is the full experience in Life. Everyone is at different spots in the journey.  If we remember that, we could understand others rather than judge them.

     
  • avyakt7- New Generation 7:56 AM on February 6, 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    Dealing with politics inside BK 

    Every organized religion eventually will be run by ordinary individuals.
    This means that all the conditioning learned in society will be applied into their “religious” or “spiritual” job.
    It would be naive to believe that leaders or figureheads run the organization. Greater hierarchy, greater will be the interests of individuals going into different directions.
    At the end of the game for an organization to survive, it will need funds, it will need name recognition and it will need strings to pull from “up above and below.”
    This is just like any other organization.

    A dedicated follower will need to discern between politics and the possibility of living a meaningful spiritual experience.
    Basically, all that is learned in the BK as values, should be applied first when dealing within the organization.
    A BK life is meant to be one of service, and for that is necessary to mingle with different individuals from all walks of life, even the political minded ones.

    As mentioned before, the core of living a “spiritual” life is in expanding our consciousness. That means, to become aware of the inner workings of our minds, emotions and feelings. Every situation in Life, should measure those 3 aspects.

    Typically, Avyakt7-NG ignores all aspects related with the perception of BK politics. After all, spirituality is not politics. It didn’t have any consequence to me while I was a BK. For instance, If a senior behaved in a certain way, or if she did something suspicious, or if someone acted against the principles; all of that did not mean anything to me. I wasn’t there for anyone but for my conviction that I found God and that I wanted to become an “angel.”
    That ideal entails, the acceptance of human ways and the understanding that everyone has a right to perform their role in Life. That was a huge protection.

    It is not my concern to “save” any individual from being misled by some political minded BK follower. I understand that Life has many ways to teach and that every experience has value in our lives. Others may feel different and that is fine too.

    At the end of the day, joining an organization for “spiritual” reasons is not depending on the news or popular opinion. For me all depends on feeling if I belong there.

    That sense of belonging is quite important, for it will give us identity and support during our journey.

    Belonging to the “Father” does not relate with politics or wrong human behavior. It is a commitment to what we feel is true. It is to acknowledge our own experience and go with that.
    That trust ultimately, is what will take us to a different “place.”

     
  • avyakt7- New Generation 5:43 AM on January 30, 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    Some pieces of advice for BK followers 

    Out of my experience in the BK path, I could offer some unbiased “tips.” I say unbiased because I am not for or against the BK path. Nevertheless, I had a full experience of it and I feel grateful of the outcome. It was necessary for my path.

    1. The main aspect is to learn to follow your heart, your gut feeling. A typical conditioned individual used to the ways of our modern society, will overuse the mind, eventually blocking his feelings. That individual could talk all day about “love” but he doesn’t feel it. Thus, “love to God” is merely a mental exercise for many. I cannot stress this point enough, for many times we may “think” that we are feeling, when in fact, it is the mind. To learn to know this, is important to be able to know a different consciousness.

    2. Gyan or knowledge is a blueprint of the BK philosophy, but it is not important in the process of self – observation. Many times, we could get caught up in finding “proof” and supporting a belief system. I spent my time in this while a BK, basically I was using my conditioning from society, the need to find “proof” or what I thought was the “truth.” All of these things are of no value in the process of a new consciousness. These mental things (gyan) are “props” to entertain the overused mind.
    There is no value in knowing that “I am a soul” or that “Life is predestined” when I cannot live Life in a fulfilled way. Fulfillment is not of the mind and the accumulation of information. Fulfillment is in feeling.

    3. Any discipline offered by BK Raja Yoga is useful as long as I learn to listen to my inner self, my heart. If a discipline is practiced out of compulsion, I will harm myself and even others. The Observation of what is happening without biased interruptions of the mind, will show me what is proper for me to DO at a particular time. As we know, there is a “role,” in “us.” That role doesn’t move smoothly through my THINKING, for that thinking is conditioned. It appears through a feeling.

    4. Observe your mind. Get to know what triggers traumas, hangups, rejections and repressions. Use the opportunity the BK system will give you to be alone. Whether the morning in Amrit Vela, any other meditation or the seclusion from the outside world, that space is truly precious for those who are serious in changing their consciousness. It is not for everyone. You may discover that being alone is not for you. That is fine. However, the BK system offers this space which supersedes the “busy-ness” of society; for those who are “ready.”

    5. Enjoy your experience in the BK system. It is unique and you will learn many things. I am grateful for the independence that the BK system taught me. I learned to rely on my own means and not be dependent on anyone. I met great people and had the chance to share a moment of my life with them. I learned about the importance of discipline in our lives and the importance of using our own energies in a balanced way. Remember that your heart and not your mind, should be the one telling you whether that experience is enough for you or not. Thus, again the importance of learning to listen to your heart.

     
    • Gayathri 8:48 PM on January 30, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Good advice! 🙂
      I too have started to accept myself as i am and not bothering about being not able to reach any particular goal. The transformation has to happen naturally, it does not happen by forcing myself to become like some one.

      This attitude and faith in the repetitive drama has enabled me to love and respect everyone irrespective of the weaknesses they have. Yes, still, i sometimes happen to struggle for some time to accommodate some people; then, i pause, and remember what is my present understanding of drama and that gives me the energy and segacity to accept others.

      Some times i continue to hear the grumbling of my mind though, but i allow it do it, after all, it is an old habit that is refusing to leave. A long way to go… no problem… life is a long journey. 🙂

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  • avyakt7- New Generation 8:05 AM on January 16, 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    Self-Observation is not for little children 

    In the world of Neverland, many children were suffering due to cavities in their teeth. However, not all children had cavities and not all suffered of cavities in the same extent. This is usually overlooked. It is easier to generalize with something like: “All children suffer from cavities.”

    Children were incapable of coming up with “solutions” as that was the task of adults.

    One well respected adult discovered after “exhaustive and methodical research”, that sugar was the main cause of cavities.
    “Sugar” became a synonym with “bad”; after a few months of such enlightened discovery. “Sugar could kill you” was the next discovery.
    What to do?

    A religion decided to save the children. They preached that “sugar is bad for you.” Moreover, “God has said that you shall suffer here on Earth, if you indulge in sugar.”

    Politicians and investors on the other hand, observed that their investments and interest in sugar prices were at stake. Sugar will no longer bring any profit to them, if this idea of “evil sugar” subsisted.

    Investors decided to counter attack, and market only the data of those children who didn’t suffer from eating sugar. To appear as social conscious individuals, their marketing campaign also released in very small print that “eating lots of sugar may cause cavities.” However in contact with the public, they were ready to support the “no sugar” cause, and to show their efforts to make the public aware of “such evil.”

    Those who loved sugar were represented as well. These individuals preached that “Everything that God has created is good. Just be moderated in your consumption.” The word “moderation” couldn’t be defined. It brought so many interpretations which confused the little children.

    People “pro-sugar,” and “against-sugar” were rallying for support…

    Humans living in the mind, can only see opposites, extremes: Duality. Their solution resides in finding a culprit. Someone or something to point their finger at; then add a label such as “evil” to that.

    How could children understand about the observation of their own habits to find the causing trouble in their lives?
    It may not be sugar. It may be that these children have poor hygiene (flossing, brushing their teeth, etc.) It may be that their diets require some tuning. It is so hard for children to observe themselves!
    It is easier for someone else to find a culprit.

    The problem is sugar. Repress yourself. But let us not use that label: Let us change “repression” for “doing the right thing.” No more cakes or sweets. Even fruits are out. Do not eat sugar anymore. It is “bad.” That is the opportunity to enhance the ego: “I am “good” because I don’t eat sugar. I will save others with my enlightened understanding.”
    And so the battle of “good” vs. “bad” was invented and nourished.

    The above illustrates the history of religions and political systems and their constant contradiction in the name of “god,” or some personal interest. The little children are the members of society who are incapable of self observation to find their answers. They need someone else to tell them what to DO.

    A religion may have “the answer.” A politician has “the answer.”
    “Reality” may be that every answer is different, according to the individual. In Life, there is no such a thing as “an answer that fits all.”

     
    • Dinesh C 8:56 AM on January 19, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Dear Ahnanda, thank you for writing this…I eat a lot of sweets you know…a lot of sugar…but it reduces the burning sensation in my mouth caused because of mouth ulcer…hahahaha. So sugar is damn helpful for me.
      Anyways, I feel sad after observing that the “contact us” page is no more there on your site. So we can’t share our our very personal experience, and we can’t ask very delicate quetions such as questions on sex anonymously! 😊😅 that’s a sad news for your readers like me!

      I consider you as a very wise human being, you are a part of my experience, and your articles have inspired me a lot to remain as seeker of truth. But I want to ask you a significant question! What are going to be your last words to us, what will be your very last sharing to us.

      I have heard that beings enlightened throgh the path of awareness are enlightened at the time of their physical death, that means at the time of leaving human form. But are you going to return back in any other life form or disappear into cosmic soul? 😊

      Now, it is my request from the bottom of my heart that PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE visit me or contact me somehow if you are going to disappear for eternity. I liked your articles a lot, I am thankful to God for bringing me in your contact. Thank you my dear wise friend Ahnanda. And lastly, I am exteremly sorry for copying your experience on bkinfo.com, our ego can make us do that, sorry for that!

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  • avyakt7- New Generation 6:54 AM on December 12, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Commitment to a religious path 

    How is a conditioned human being capable of seeing something besides his own conditioning?
    When that person is taken out of his conditioned ways and surroundings and into a new setting.
    When a seeker selects a spiritual path, he will select a different conditioning by rejecting his old ways. There has to be some sort of enticement for this to happen, that is what is known as having “experiences”, for without those; seekers will be unable to fully embrace something new.
    Any religious path in some way or another, will take a person away from the conditioning of society. Even Christianity will do that through the enforcement of commandments and fear of god. Christianity is the least invasive of all the paths for new conditioning, that is why; it is so popular.

    The Brahma Kumaris experience is certainly one of the most invasive for it requires a lot from a seeker, thus a greater commitment is required to take full “benefit” of this de-conditioning agent.

    A committed seeker has a limited vision, for he will only see what is taught to him. He is not encouraged to look around and any deviation from his part will be a sign of lack of commitment. It is this willingness to look around what will make the difference between a “firm” believer and a spiritual “tourist.”
    Observe the paradox. If a follower is fully committed, he will have less openness to observe Life from different views. That follower will necessarily nourish rejection for anything that is not fully aligned with his belief or path. However, without full commitment, there is very little opportunity to face his own contradictions: What he feels will collide with what he ought to follow. That is the first door to observe how beliefs systems move from helpful to unhelpful through time, and it is the task of the follower to become aware when this change is happening in his own Life.

    Brahma Kumaris was a helpful belief system for me. It helped me in my Life. Nevertheless, it became unhelpful, outdated as I was evolving: A 4 year old kid could be in Kindergarten, but not an 8 year-old. It is not that kindergarten is “bad” for the 8 year old, it is that an 8 year old has outgrown that stage.
    The 8-year-old kid has no grudges with Kindergarten. He merely moves on into elementary school and understands that there are other kids who will need the Kindergarten experience.

    Brahma Kumaris is not the only path. It is not the “true” path either. It is a path. A valid path. That is my experience. Someone else may have a different experience. Who has the “truth”?
    That is a childish question. In “spiritual” matters it is senseless to try to find the “truth,” as Life could show many “truths” at the same time depending on our state of consciousness. What is important is to be honest with our perception. Your “location” will give you a perception. Your “location” is where you ARE in Life.
    “Spirituality” nowadays is not so keen in honoring our perception. “Spirituality” is taught as following a particular perception, the “right” one although we may not perceive it.

    “Visualize this and that…” “Imagine that this is happening…” Those key words in “spirituality” denote that we do not honor our own perception, our truth.
    Life could change those perceptions in us if we allow it. But, typically a firm believer will continue with his own recipe of “truth,” and deny Life itself. He will earn the label of “firm” by his fellow peers and believe that he is earning a piece of heaven; although, it is only a self serving belief.

    Will resume writing on January 2019. Happy new year! 🙂

     
  • avyakt7- New Generation 6:50 AM on December 5, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    A different view of the cycle of time 

    In Brahma Kumaris the belief of the cycle of time is very specific as to put some pressure on the believer. “If you don’t change now, then you will repeat the same mistake cycle after cycle.” The emphasis is on this “I,” who can make a “choice” separated from circumstances, settings and the law of karma.
    That is an illusion.

    Nevertheless, Brahma Kumaris is fulfilling its mission of giving some direction to the “little child,” as otherwise; he will be utterly lost and prone to fall into “temptation,” aka “Maya.”

    If life was as “I” want it to be, then obviously, there wouldn’t be any of the words that we use to describe the “lack of” that most humans live by: Poverty, disease, injustice, wrong doing, insecurity, fear, etc. Those will be experienced by all of us in different degrees. Why? Obviously there are things beyond “my control,” “my choice,” “my free will.”
    This “I” has made up ideals which cannot reach. Nevertheless, while we try to “achieve” them, we “kill time” in the belief that we found meaning in Life. We try to come up with meanings as if Life itself wasn’t sufficient. We want more. Some glorious time for the “I.”

    Here is the obvious dissonance of the belief of Brahma Kumaris: “Although the cycle of time is predestined, you have free will NOW to change things. Because we don’t know what we have done before. We have a chance to DO what is right NOW.”
    Although most conditioned individuals will buy that, as it sounds “reasonable” and “I get the chance to DO as I want,” that is not accurate as elaborated above; although it is helpful for those who are unable to see yet, beyond the box. See the paradox. Although the above BK belief is not true, it is helpful.
    Life does not move through the premise of what is “right” or “wrong.” That is only a religious belief. The cycle of time does not care about our moral standards and beliefs.

    We have to go through experiences, we label those as: Right, wrong, good, bad, left, right, pure, impure, etc. The “I” wants to discern and choose according to a religious belief.
    That religious belief may not be what we truly feel. Repression will be born. A repressed individual is DOING “good” (a belief) although he IS “bad.” (just a label to illustrate that I am not what I believe.) Another paradox. It is called dishonesty. Nevertheless, that is safe for society, a religious organization, etc.

    This article is written because it is important to free the individual of living in fear of a belief. “The same mistake will be repeated cycle after cycle for eternity.” That is the biggest lie ever.
    It is not a “mistake.” It is a necessary experience. All experiences are necessary as they are, whether we believe in free will or predestination, whether we think we are “moral” or not. All experiences are meshed together, related with other beings. The “I” is not DOING alone, by itself. There is cause and effect behind “our” DOINGS.

    Life/ The cycle of time cares very little of “my desire to go to heaven.” Things will happen as they should no matter how many labels or moral standards we believe in.

    In a nutshell: While entrenched with the “I,” forget the cycle of timeIt is the most useless belief. That is another paradox. Although the cycle of time is true in that consciousness (“I,”) it is useless information.

    If you are out of the “I,” “you” are free from the cycle of time. That which was true, now it is false for “you” are in another consciousness.

    What is the “moral” of this story? CONSCIOUSNESS dictates what is true or false for YOU. We cannot fake consciousness for that reflects who we ARE.
    “Knowledge” is not information. It does not help me at all, if I “know” that the cycle of time repeats identically every cycle when my consciousness is lost in the “I.” That only gives fear to the “I.”

    “Knowledge” are experiences that allow me to increase consciousness, a greater awareness, and openness to Life. Knowledge does not bring fear of living Life.  It brings stability, certainty.

     
    • Dinesh C 12:58 AM on December 11, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Dear Ahnanda, Our I is most of the time stuck with that the past experience which I went through could have been better if I would have done things differently. This kind of thinking that mind brings to us creates long term blockages of guilt and regret. Also, Our I remains in fear that what if things in my life will not be the way I dream and plan about future. This mind patter produces worry…sometimes extreme worry. It is really a reliefe and librating thing to know that the experieces of the past, whethe bad, worse or worst experiences, they were required. But the MIND does not accept that so easily. That is where we are failing, in fully accepting life the way it is. It is and will be a very librating thing to accept life fully with heart. I have read your article “all is good in acceptance”. But what u write, we are not able to be that fully with heart. At the same time, when mind is there, surrendering completely to life is another big challenge. It will be like giving the oath of the boat of our life in the hands of God. But again the problem is, we don’t know God. Thanks for writing this. Wow I shared so much without asking you a question…now that is something good! 🙂

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  • avyakt7- New Generation 6:48 AM on November 28, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Work, karmic accounts and “spirituality.” 

    As a person going through the process of self-realization settles karmic accounts, huge changes will happen in his Life. Relationships will change, health will change as the body will need some time to adapt due to circumstances and emotions which are totally unforeseen. Even work will change. It is important to emphasize that

    “I cannot settle karmic accounts by believing that I am doing so, or by avoiding situations or people.”

    The settlement happens when it is time for that. We cannot run away or avoid when the time has arrived.

    The perceived economical security that a job in our society brings, is one of the many illusions that we may hang onto. Nevertheless, as mentioned many times; all of these changes will happen naturally, at its own time. This is not something that will happen because “I want to follow so and so who is a saint.” That is artificial.
    When a person is going through the process of self-realization, this individual will need plenty of free time to be alone, for all the inner transformations to take place. All of these will be offered in Life through circumstances. This is not the seclusion that some religions offer to their followers. That is artificial, nevertheless; it has some benefit for followers.

    Through different channels, unforeseen circumstances, things will happen. Life will provide. The ability to think and “plan for the future” is truly an obstacle to perceive things from different perspectives. Of course, the above is not taught in our society. In our society it is important to plan and use reasoning to come up with some futuristic, idealistic plan where I will be “secure” as well as “my loved ones.”

    All of these combined changes truly bring a new person throughout the process of catharsis. That is why it has been traditional, to change names. Religious followers will copy that; although there has never been a change to a “new” person. It is all for the sake of “fashion.”

    Brahma Baba (Dada Lekhraj) did not have any ties with “regular work” at one point in his Life. It is said that he donated his money and put some individuals in trust, to help run the space that he was providing for those seekers who later became an organized religion, the Brahma Kumaris.
    Someone who is providing some sort of “spiritual support” through his inner transformation, is not fit to play the game of “having a job” or “administer funds.” This has been a problem in many religions as those appointed to administer things are conditioned to run a “for profit” institution. The “spiritual” purpose is forgotten and the aim is to spread whatever teachings for the sake of gaining followers, for that means; greater institutional profits.

    Our society has its ways and a person going through the process of self-realization does not fit that anymore.
    Observe a person running a “spiritual center” sponsored by a religion or institution. Sooner or later, the interest of the organization (to exist, expand and flourish) will overtake personal time needed for inner development. Granted, not every person running a center is fit for self-realization, thus; consider the type of “spiritual support” that this person is providing. This is an issue that every organized religion has to deal with. “Good administrators” does not translate into good providers of “spiritual support” for seekers.

    Nevertheless, any religion is an optimal starting point for a seeker. A particular seeker will be attracted to a particular path, according to his destiny. However, that religion is not necessarily the end point of the journey, as everyone needs to be exposed to different experiences to trigger inner changes. Life offers those experiences, not people with thought out plans or “methods.”

    The experiences offered by Life are unexpected, for otherwise; those experiences are artificial. Nothing artificial could bring true change, but only a shortly sensation that “I am changing.”
    Life is the true religion, but we may need to experience fully a religion to truly understand that. Those who are in the religion of Life, will need to experience complete insecurity, that is when the limited supports brought by our society, fall apart. Few are fit for that.

    A child could play safely in the playground of a religion. But that is a preparation to open the gates and meet Life. Nevertheless, most believe that Life is society. To be able to go beyond the conditioned playground of society and all its fictional securities; is the next step to experience.
    Those who are trapped in society will need to go to a different playground; a religion perhaps, to experience something different. Those who are AWARE of the different playgrounds may learn something useful for their own edification.

    Finally, these things need to be experienced as Life brings the experiences. These things are not meant to be intellectually understood.

     
    • Dinesh C 9:05 AM on November 29, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Dear Ahnanda, will knowing for an individual that he/she is in a process of self realization develop subtle ego? That he/she is going through some hi-fi process and others are not! Can you please comment on that.

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      • avyakt7- New Generation 9:24 PM on November 29, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Of course. It is part of the process.

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        • Dinesh C 2:10 AM on December 1, 2018 Permalink | Reply

          Ok Ahnanda, congratulations to you for being in your process, but i had a small query. I am putting efforts to be alert, attentive and aware of the mind, emotions and feelings. Acceptance of life and surrender to life are my another efforts. Some self realized beings have said that no efforts are required to realize your self. On one level, i m putting these efforts to live life in a peaceful way, however the desire for liberation, enligtment and self realization is still there on a superfitial level. Now, my concern is, I need to continue with these efforts or not? I know that it is me who need to answer this question to myself but your respose will be appreciated. Thank you.

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    • Gayathri 1:06 AM on December 27, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Dear avyakt 7, i agree with you fully about spiritual growth and self realisation. Life teaches everything. It makes us grow, it makes us become open to other paths / other ways to perceive things when the time is ripe. Thanks for sharing.

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