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  • avyakt7- New Generation 10:06 AM on December 13, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Question on responsibility of sorrow of others. 

    “How much are we responsible for the sorrow of souls in connection with us? BKs believe that “we are not responsible for the unhappiness and sorrow of other people, it’s just their creation”. At the same time, others are also not responsible for our sorrow and unhappiness!! Can you PLEASE take this subject for one article in upcoming week.
    My second question is a small and direct question, the path of BKism has no way to experience “No-Mind” and “No-I”?? Ego can’t be dissolved with Shivbaba?”

    Thank you for your questions.
    The word “responsible” is a word that we have learned in the “Office world.” We are responsible for educating our children, we are responsible for our actions in society, etc. But at the same time, we know about PREDESTINATION.
    Then, who is responsible?

    The “office world” does not know about PREDESTINATION. They just know about “free-will” thus, to be “responsible” exists there. It is interesting that BK borrows many words from the “Office world” which truly does not apply to PREDESTINATION. They may do it for the sake of understanding, which many times turns into misunderstanding. Something like: ” You have free will to DO something, but once it is DONE, it is the DRAMA… and that will repeat…”  

    My direct answer is: Does it matter? You feel sorrow. Look at it. Acknowledge it. Embrace it. Learn from it. Do you feel that we are all ONE? Then what you DO to others, you DO it to yourself.
    Perhaps, you do not feel that we are ONE. Then, try to take advantage of others. Learn from that experience. Your Life will be a lesson.
    So, you are not AWARE enough to learn from your own Life… then “knowledge” comes to the rescue. Let me teach you about KARMA. You will be afraid of it. Your DOING will be restricted to your thought of DOING things “right” according to your understanding or the understanding of others. Acting this way appears to BE safe, although you ARE not the image of WISDOM but the image of cheap imitation as your ACTIONS (DOING) are carefully thought out. You are condemned to live in your head, with your ego telling you what to DO according to the understanding of the conditioning that you have received.

    “Responsible”…. Let me smile at that word… 🙂 Responsible brings irresponsible.

    Now on your second question. Observe how you have distorted what I said in the previous article. I wrote “No-mind” does not exist in the BK vocabulary.” And then you add “experience” and bring “ShivBaba” into the picture.
    So you want me to tell you if ego cannot be dissolved throuhg ShivBaba?
    Then I ask you: How do we know that what we experience is ShivBaba? Then, we go back to the repeated example in my last article.
    “I am a soul.” “ShivBaba is my father.”  Repeat the mantra until it sinks in the mind. No experience.

    Now, do you see why I repeat the same examples?
    If I say: “I have not experienced that my ego gets reduced through yoga with ShivBaba” then others will say, that they have experienced that. Who is who to say when ego gets reduced when we are not aware when ego increases?
    Direct answers such as “Yes” or No” are so deceiving, when you have not experienced something and you just want an answer for the sake of being “RIGHT.”

    Spiritually is not about BEING “right or wrong.” So what is all about?
    That… “You” will need to find out yourself.

    For the common good.

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    • Dinesh Chawla 1:54 AM on December 14, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you so much Ahnanda for responding to these questions. I somehow realize that if “Enligtment” or “Self realization” is for individual and no one else can give me, then there no meaning in asking so many questions and reading so many books! So I won’t be asking too many questions henceforth, I recall you writing in one article that “if there is a beatiful sun rise or sun set scene, rather than enjoying it, we ask questions on sun!”, in the same way rather than asking questions on words, I should enjoy reading and reflecting on those words! 🙂
      Another thing I wanted to say here is that I value BKs for one main thing and that is the realization of “I am not the mind”, becuase it happened only becuase of the belief given by the BK that Mind is the part of the soul, I am the soul, so I am the mind itself 🙂 Thanks Om shanti 🙂

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      • avyakt7- New Generation 7:45 AM on December 14, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        Dinesh: Enjoy your Life as it is, as the experience arrives without thoughts of comparing with others or hopes of
        making this experience “better in the future.”
        Enjoy the now as it is. Likewise, let others enjoy their version of happiness, for whatever that may be. If you take something out of these hundreds of writings, let this 5 or 6 lines be the main point. Thanks for BEING there.

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  • avyakt7- New Generation 6:18 PM on December 6, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    “Practice” dulls the mind 

    When a person is ready for a change, because he wants to be “better” or “enlightened” or perhaps, he wants to find “God,” that point in their life is the beginning of their search for meaning. Again, it is the BEGINNING. The end is to find himself in order to find no-self. Just because I shared that, it doesn’t mean that “you know.” We only know if there is experience. There are no methods to get there. Life itself will bring the necessary experiences, some may say, it is “God” helping or giving those experiences.  That does not matter. What matters is to know through experience. To be honest with that.
    Here is another “spoiler:” When “I” find myself through “no-self,” there is no difference between “I” and “God.” There is no difference between “I” and Life.

    Most individuals are interested in having “answers,” in the beginning stage.
    Those “answers” are like beliefs. Those “answers” are not part of their consciousness, those are not experiential.
    It doesn’t matter whether the answer is “right or wrong.” It does not matter a bit; however, for someone living in the mind, those answers are all that matter.

    Ahnanda recalls that one day (many years ago) my sister came home and asked my father and “I”: “Who are you?” Both of us gave many known “correct answers” such as: spirits, sons of god, human beings, etc.
    Her answer was: “you are a soul.” She thought she knew. She taught us something that she learned someplace to take us away from our “ignorance.”
    But that label (soul) has no experience within it. It is truly an empty word.

    Our conditioning is that intellectual knowledge means to “know.”

    What is a soul? What does it feel to be a soul? How can “I” experience that feeling? What are the steps, the methods to get there?
    All of those questions are “pure” conditioning. Nevertheless, we want the “answers,” but, the meaning of “soul” remains elusive for those who only have the belief of that word spoken by some “higher authority.”

    Avyakt7-NG recalls attending a Brahma Kumaris gathering few years ago, with a well-known senior sister. Avyakt7 asked her: “How do we know if what we are experiencing is the soul?” Her answer was: “ You need more soul conscious practice.”
    It is a circular answer for an intelligent but meaningless question. Nevertheless, that answer was supposed to give me the incentive to “practice” back then. So, it was a politically correct answer, even though meaningless!

    At that time, Avyakt7 couldn’t understand the meaning of the mind; that is not the definition or the concept, but the experiential meaning, the “knowing.”
    Now, Ahnanda can see that all of those words, are there to distract the mind from looking inwards, from finding who am “I.”

    This finding has no way to be written in words.
    Looking inwards cannot have the restriction of some “method.” There is no path to get there, because there is no place to go.
    To be comfortable with who “I am” is the consequence of knowing who I am. That feeling, that BEING is the “answer.”

    Life has no questions nor answers. Only the mind has those.

    The BK path was giving me “answers” to keep the mind at ease. That path was giving me the chance to jump off the mind, if I had the awareness.

    “Yoga of the mind” is experienced in no-mind, but for someone absorbed in the mind, there is no way to observe beyond that. “No-mind” does not exist in the BK vocabulary.

    It is said “practice makes perfect,” but continuous practice dulls the mind. What is the purpose of repeating a mantra or a “spiritual practice,” everyday? To dull the mind to get out of it. That is the unspoken “theory” of that “practice.”

    Enjoyment is in no-mind and that, harmonizes the mind. We can do something many times as long as we enjoy it. That is not “practice.”
    Enjoyment is the opposite of “practice.” “Spirituality” is in enjoyment, never in “practice.”

    For the common good.

     
    • Dinesh Chawla 1:35 AM on December 7, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Ahnanda, in your many articles, I observe that a few same experiences are being said in a different way with a different context, well that can be your awesome way of sharing the experience with us, and thanks a lot for that bro. Well, slowly slowly, this observation is becoming a part in my day to day life and it’s really a beautiful experience, because it has started developing a stage of a detached observer of my own drama of life 😀
      Well, though you have explained how and why are we looking for answer, can you please share your viewpoint which mostly acts as answer for me for the following two questions that are related to my experience of being an Adhar Kumar with BKs in past 🙂

      How much are we responsible for the sorrow of souls in connection with us? BKs believe that “we are not responsible for the unhappiness and sorrow of other people, it’s just their creation”. At the same time, others are also not responsible for our sorrow and unhappiness!! Can you PLEASE take this subject for one article in upcoming week, either here or on your blog. Please bro, thanks 🙂
      My second question is a small and direct question, the path of BKism has no way to experience “No-Mind” and “No-I”?? Ego can’t be dissolved with Shivbaba?

      PLEASE share your viewpoint on these questions, and thanks again, OM SHANTI 🙂

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  • avyakt7- New Generation 7:49 AM on November 7, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    BEING does not change through intellectual understanding. 

    Gayathri wrote an article which she shared it here.
    In this article, she expresses her understanding of the Drama, the soul and the predestined roles; explained in her unique ways supported by her own experiences.
    I am appreciative of her sharing. It is a well written article.

    However, her second article here is my favorite. Why?
    It is “real.” Anyone could observe her words in our own selves. We have been conditioned to believe that “ I create my thoughts,” we go with that belief, even though, plain observation and awareness may convey otherwise. It requires “effort” to look without bias. She just shared a third article here, which is equally good.

    However, after understanding intellectually all of those wonderful things; ARE we detached observers, or simply happy enjoying the movie of Life?
    No?
    Then of what good is that ”understanding”?

    If we suffer a disease, we should be happy. Right? Didn’t Baba tell us to be happy by paying happily our “debts,” our karmic accounts?

    In a nutshell: What we DO is to fake what we truly feel. To add a few more days of fake intellectual happiness until the mind gets “needy” again. Then, it needs another fix of beliefs.

    Brahma Kumaris is the path of the mind (Raja Yoga.)
    Baba is giving “reasons,” “truths,” “explanations,” and even “churnings” of intelligent children with “good intellects” to satisfy the hunger of “knowledge” of the children.
    He is giving all of that because the “children” are trapped in their own minds.

    We are conditioned to believe in something. We are conditioned to believe that when we know the “truth,” that will save us, that will make us “special.”
    But we can only go as far as our conditioning permits.

    For instance, we “know” the Drama is predestined, but yet we believe that there is good and bad, right or wrong. We label people, situations, circumstances, accordingly.
    If the Drama is predestined how is it possible to label something as “bad”? It was necessary. “Beneficial.” Thus, Is a low status “bad”? Is the Iron age “bad”? 
    “Churn” about it. But if you ARE invested in a belief system, you cannot explore. You are limited by your conditioning.

    The mind creates the “I.”
    The “I” creates predestination and free will. Those words and their meaning only exist in the mind, not in Life.
    Are we “actors”? An actor is aware of being an actor by learning a script. We are not aware of being actors. We don’t learn scripts. We believe that we make them. We feel that what is happening is “real.” We feel that it is not a play. Then why lie to ourselves?

    To calm the mind and get out of our sorrow temporarily.
    We are looking for a way to escape our sorrow and disappointments in Life.

    We are willing to make this Life a martyrdom so in the “afterlife,” we could be someone “special.” That is how desperate we are.

    The medicine is to go through the experience itself. Not to try to escape it. Light is at the end of that tunnel. We need to walk to the other side. We may be afraid, we may be attached to our current situation, we may value the safety of the known (even though suffering) greater than the unknown.

    A Sakar Murli has said that “courage” is the predominant quality of a Deity soul.
    Be courageous. Everything and anything is bound to start and to finish. That is our experience. No need to add beliefs or intellectual theories.
    Courage is the quality which allows a person to BE despite the different types of weather. Life is that weather. The weather is seasonal. That is our experience. No beliefs are necessary.

    By covering our mind with beliefs and intellectual realizations, we may calm the mind; but never BEING.
    Whether we believe to be a soul, a spirit or a body is of no consequence.

    Enjoy the experience of living. The contrasts, the surprises, the challenges, etc. Whether it repeats eternally or not, is of no consequence at all. What matters is “Now.”
    “Now” is the only time when we can experience and enjoy Life. As mentioned before: Enjoyment and appreciation are “good” karma for all.

    For the common good.

    Until November 30th! 🙂

     
    • lakshmipriya 1:17 AM on November 8, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Dear brother,
      I read all your articles and i like it. There is a place in my heart that your writings are good and i should pay attention to it. I try to understand the depth of your writings. But, recently I could not feel comfortable and there is struggle in the mind to understand what you mean. I do not able to make it. Probably i have conditioned my mind for certain beliefs. Now, i want to get it clarified by writing my understandings to align with what you are writing. Kindly help me to understand.

      1) “If we suffer a disease, we should be happy. Right? Didn’t Baba tell us to be happy by paying happily our “debts,” our karmic accounts?”

      Earlier, If there is a disease, i used to think why for me? I used to envy on people who have good health. It is so funny if others are also getting the disease then, it was ok for me. Probably feeling of I am no less than others.

      Due to the understanding of Gyan, now I know, it has come to settle the accounts. I understand Drama is beneficial in this way as it operates according to the imperishable perfect law of karma. This understanding automatically puts full stop to the questions in the mind. As mind becomes healthy, it is easy to get through the disease. There used to be instances to think that i got this so i would have done something bad. Over a period of time, I relinquished myself out of the guilt and develop acceptance. I made the point to think what is in hand now to do about it. Be embodiment of solutions is my favourite.

      2) Is a low status “bad”? Is the Iron age “bad”?

      If i understand drama well, i won’t say it is bad but accurate.

      3) Are we “actors”? An actor is aware of being an actor by learning a script. We are not aware of being actors. We don’t learn scripts. We believe that we make them. We feel that what is happening is “real.” We feel that it is not a play. Then why lie to ourselves?

      Actors means there is no choice but to play the script. Though I do not know the script, i am destined to act which is already there in the script. If there is a freewill, then i will not be called as actor. So to understand me as actor is to play my roles as destined without attaching to that. Act, but be detached and attach to your original self. This understanding helps me to accept others as i know that they are acting in this way. This act is based on their consciousness throughout the drama and my interactions with them in the past.

      The medicine is to go through the experience itself. Not to try to escape it. Light is at the end of that tunnel.
      What do you mean by this brother?
      My understanding and dharana is,
      Through the understanding of the perfect actor and co-actors in this drama of life, i am able to give attention to maintain my original status. There is no enmity, judgmental feelings on others.

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      • Christopher joseph 7:45 AM on November 29, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        Sweet Avyakt7-NG .waiting for your return to hear your experience of enjoyment and appreciation ( during your absence.)There are some beliefs which cannot be erased like “karma”😊Hoping to gain more knowledge from your Experiences 😊so waiting to experience reading about your experiences which is a part of my enjoyment. 🤔
        Thank you in advance 😊…November 29th.

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  • avyakt7- New Generation 9:45 AM on October 26, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Lust is the greatest enemy 

    Please take a look at this link:
    http://www.holy-bhagavad-gita.org/chapter/3/verse/37

    Supposedly, it is a translation of the Bhagavad-Gita. One of the “holy scriptures” of Indian origin.
    There, it is explained that lust is not only “sex-lust” but it broadens to another word “desire” which is then explained as the interplay of greed and anger.

    Confusion is apparent.
    Someone who merely acts by following words, will not understand the meaning of what those words are pointing out.
    As a consequence, “desire” has been labeled as “bad” in many religions:  “Desire is the cause of Suffering”  has been said.

    Full of words, we are unable to grasp anything but confusion.

    The Brahma Kumaris Murli points out: “Lust is the greatest enemy. From the beginning to middle to the end.” But then, the new word “sex-lust” appeared in Murlis as to become specific of the type of lust.

    In turn, that statement has labeled sex as something “bad,” “sinful.”
    That is their perspective.

    Sex is not sinful or bad. The people involved in it, make sex into something enjoyable, blissful or something to be ashamed of.

    That is the importance of understanding BEING rather than DOING.
    In a “beginner’s consciousness,” actions are considered “good” or “bad.” Nevertheless, the BEING of the one performing the actions is not considered at all.

    Sex, more than any other activity will manifest this clearly.
    Most individuals do not know of the benefits of sexual energy. Sex is for them, an outlet to their violence, triggered by nature’s impulse to reproduce. Greed and anger are manifested through human sexuality.

    As explained in a previous article, when dealing with masses of people, it is easier to express ideas in a “black or white” fashion.
    Sex is “bad.” End of report. That is a commandment for all followers.

    Although most followers will fall into the category of expressing anger and greed through sex; it does not mean that this is a license to generalize and belittle human sexuality.

    There are those who will defend sex, not because they have experienced well-being and renewal through this energy, but because it is a readily available outlet to express their violence, greed and anger masked in the experience of pleasure with the payoff of lower vitality (through constant ejaculation aka orgasms.)
    That interplay is what makes sex so complex. It is a layer of pleasure having underneath other emotional layers, with the potential of loss of vitality for most.

    Observe your impulses. Observe the energy behind them, the feelings. That awareness will bring a different perspective.

    “Sex-lust is the greatest enemy.” How do you “conquer” it? The yogi will put his “will-power” or “yoga power” to overcome it.

    That is a never-ending fight within.

    Enemies and friends are the duality that fogs the mind. There is no conquering, there is only full understanding, acknowledgement.
    When sex-lust is neither a friend nor an enemy, we could observe it, learn from it, accept it and let it go.

    Have we observed that everything that we accept in our Life as “ours,” will go away in time? If we don’t reject it neither accept it, it is not “ours.”
    Not being ours, we are free of it.
    A mind that is not trapped in the duality of accepting and rejecting is an empty mind, free, open.
    Love is there. Paradoxically, Love is not of the mind.
    When there is Love, there is no Lust.

    For the common good.

     

     
    • Christopher Joseph 10:59 AM on October 26, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Perfectly said.”True Love is not Lust.But where you can get it in Kalyug.(that is only if you believe ) or the so called Modern days.😊

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      • avyakt7- New Generation 11:14 AM on October 26, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        The question is: AM I love? 🙂

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        • Christopher Joseph 1:41 AM on October 27, 2017 Permalink | Reply

          Am I love ?…please tell me how to make that or feel it a reality .Do I have to be SOUL CONSCIOUS to Feel that I am love??? Also it is just impossible to become AAP SAMAN unless I have had the same /exact experiences you have had to bring you in your present state .Why does the Murli say you have to make others aap saman also baap saman???How do I go about it.☺???

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  • avyakt7- New Generation 10:04 AM on October 24, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: avyakt7 ng, , , devil, , , , , illusion, lucifer, , , satan   

    The world of Maya 

    As humans have different consciousness and ranges of experiences, there cannot be an item that could be labeled as the “truth,” for that depends on our predestined perception.
    This is very important to understand at least at the intellectual level.

    Observe that many times you may be well and smiling and then, some thought will appear, some sensation will invade you and will change that “sunny day,” into thunderstorms.
    The mind will believe the contrast and identify with the experience. While we walk around with a rainy cloud, everyone else around us seems to be living a sunshine.

    Nevertheless, we fail to realize that sunshine or a cloudy day are fleeting experiences, complementary of each other and we rather live the perception, that this is “Me.”

    Maya is “Illusion.” The Brahma Kumaris uses this word to signify anything that is not what Brahma Kumaris perceives as “what should be.”

    Did you wake up late for Amrit Vela? It wasn’t you. It was Maya making it happen.
    Didn’t you follow a particular “code of conduct”? You are full of Maya.
    “The world is an illusion” it is said, and what is “real” is what the Brahma Kumaris says it is.
    Thus, the “Godly side” is created to contrast the “Maya side.”

    While Christianity uses Satan, Lucifer as the nemesis of God; Brahma Kumaris uses “Maya.”

    The contrast is necessary to “shape up” followers into a particular side. Nevertheless, that seemingly opposition does not exist. Yes… we may say it is an “illusion.”

    God is complementary of Satan or Maya. One cannot live without the other.

    We are living in perceptions according to our consciousness. We could say “reality” itself is an illusion and every “Illusion” is a reality.

    Truly “Maya” is a tool for teaching purposes.
    In a “eternally predestined Drama,” as every Brahma Kumaris follower “knows,” what could be an “illusion”?

    Waking up from “illusions,” is like waking up from a dream. We just go into a different “reality.”
    But while the dream was on, that was “real.”

    Therefore, do we want to find out what is the “real” reality, the “truth”?
    If your answer is “yes,” you have not understood this writing.
    If your answer is “no,” there is no understanding of the above.
    If you don’t answer, you may have understood… but perhaps, you may need for the question to be repeated again… Only you know.
    The question does not matter a bit.
    It all comes down to the experience.
    As you perceive your experience, so it will be your “reality.”

    There is no need to change your perception for a “good one.” There is no need to make the effort to change your sensation of depression into a fake smile.
    Just observe how fleeting your sensations are. Observe how easily we identify with a particular state of being.
    Equanimity is in that observation. There is no “Maya” there nor “reality.” That is “limbo.”

    Christians invented limbo when they realized that “reality” cannot be “black or white” only.
    The Brahma Kumaris’ murli will pinpoint to some “exceptions” of the typical “black and white” world; nevertheless; usually ignored by followers.

    When a religion is dealing with masses of people, who has the time to dwell into every possible exception?
    Thus, a “black and white” world will fit the bill. Although that is an “illusion,” (Maya) it could be made “real.”

    For the common good.

     
    • joyshimmers 11:29 AM on October 24, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      AMAZING!! ✨❤️🙏

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    • Gayathri 4:59 AM on November 6, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Dear divine family,
      Om shanti.

      Recently some one asked me about how to develop a clear consciousness, whether we need to practise something to get it; and the process of self transformation – whether it happens first in the consciousness, mind, in the intellect, or in the actions…

      In this eternal journey of the soul, there are periods when the soul experiences a clean and clear consciousness; and there are periods when it experiences an impure/ dirty consciousness, in other words, a consciousness tainted by ‘vices’. It is tough to say in a cyclic time whether it was the egg or the chicken that came first… but we all know that the chicken can lay eggs and and that the eggs can become chicks. 🙂

      In the same way, in this eternal drama, in the eternal journey, the soul experiences both the shades of pure and impure consciousness, and this can not be avoided. So, let us accept our consciousness as it is at any given moment and not inflict any ‘punishment’ on us simply because we find our consciousness to be not so pure or not the way we want it to be.

      Can we grow ten years older in ONE day? Why not? Why can’t we achieve that feat through intense effort? Can we bring in Satyug today through intense Yoga? In the same way, the eternal and predestined drama takes its own course and everything happens only at the destined time.

      There is no practice needed for changing the consciousness; it will change only when it has to. For ex: most of us would have come across people who will not budge to any loving suggestion, external pressure, explanations, threats, etc for a long time but on one fine morning they change their attitude suddenly through some realisation. Our efforts in the past also might have contributed to that, but unless and until there is some kind of realisation (through some pleasant, or unpleasant experience), the transformation does not take place.

      We meet people who may be very religious and devotional, but in their day to day life they might behave ruthlessly, arrogantly, and selfishly. Why is it that their regular spiritual and religious practices did not change their consciousness?

      It is because, the teachings had only touched their intellects but not their hearts. When the heart receives the message, that is, when they do not merely understand something intellectually but also start feeling it, does the consciousness change.

      Can performing good actions change our consciousness?
      Many people do charity in a big way, but when we notice the reason for their charity, it could be for things like –

      By doing some charitable work, people would respect me, praise me.
      By doing charity, God blesses me, hope He would remember what all I have done. 🙂
      Some people even narrate to God what all good things they have done so as to make sure that He had heard it and would pay back multi-fold.
      Some narrate about their charity to all their friends in great detail, but to conceal their ego, at the end they say that they are just doing Godly service and it is He who is getting the service done through them. :-).
      Some do charity because they believe in the Karma theory and feel very satisfied whenever they do some service as they feel that they would certainly reap the fruits of their service.

      For them, doing service is a sure way of accumulating for their future hence they would not hesitate to ‘invest’ their energies, time, and money for receiving more and more. They somewhat follow the ‘barter system’.

      Some do service for getting a high status in the future births.
      Some do service so as to enable themselves to get some position, recognition, and power in the present life.

      If any of the above mentioned motives are the basis for ‘performing good actions’ (doing service), no matter how many years one may lead a spiritual life, their consciousness would not change. This answers the question whether our consciousness can change by performing good actions.

      The very first pure soul, Sri Krishna also would go through changes in his consciousness and would be the first one to fall into vices. This process can not be stopped by making effort. Again it will take him 63 births to come out completely clean; the transformation can not be ‘fast forwarded’.

      So, let us first accept ourselves as we are, have love and regard for the self, accept the fact that inevitably we have to pass through all these experiences. Forcing the self to ‘become pure’, getting depressed for not seeing any progress in the self, feeling guilty, etc , will not help us in any way.

      Let us just be honest with ourselves, honest with God, and take every day as it comes.

      Will take up a few other points later on.

      best wishes and regards,
      Gayathri ben.

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  • avyakt7- New Generation 6:53 AM on October 12, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Your consciousness dictates your “God.” 

    I’d like to clarify my previous article. Avyakt7 NG will not go into the question: Does God really exist? Sometimes, I will insinuate “yes,” but at other times, “no.”

    It is not a matter of “yes” or “no” and then a line of believers and non-believers aligned with their belief. No!
    I shared before that “truth” doesn’t matter a bit. What matters is consciousness.
    When I say “truth,” I refer to the stories and beliefs that every religion has about their gods, origins, salvation, etc. and as a consequence, the existence of the stories of the “deniers” of god, labeled as “atheists;” and the ones in the middle ground, labeled as “agnostics,” as well as the “scientists” searching for “evidence.”
    All of that search of “truth” means quite a bit for humans trapped in their minds. Their “truth” is what these individuals are willing to defend, debate with others, convince others, recruit others and even put their lives at risk. That will give them a “reason” to exist.

    Reality is, it is all about them, the “I.”
    The main ego booster statement is :“I” have the “truth”.                                                                                                             Avyakt7-NG only shares his experiences. Avyakt7-NG has already  fully gone through the experience of finding “God,” finding the “truth” and also their opposites. Avyakt7-NG “knows” and because of that, he must let every reader walk through the path themselves. 

    Once we abandon that childish egocentric idea of “truth;” we can observe that our experiences will shape our consciousness and that in return, our perceptions.

    There are many humans suffering in the world. Suffering is part of living. It is part of “growing up” in consciousness. Suffering is also relative: A kid without much to eat and without a good hygiene in India, may not feel that “experience” as suffering, as a kid from the USA that is put into that Indian setting.

    So many “well to do” people living in “first world countries,” may experience other types of suffering: Emotional, immune related diseases, mental issues, etc.  as a consequence of their separation from Nature, which the same Indian kid may never know about.

    It is that suffering the one that will prompt for a solution. A seeker is born.
    God will bring hope to a person. Many experiences will be linked to “God.” In an apparent “insecure” world, where anything could happen; “God” brings that security; the seeker will feel safe under his “protection.” Even though, he may be experiencing “hardships,” the seeker knows that God is with him.

    God is necessary, for he will bring hope to many, a turning point in many lives.
    All sorts of religions are available for this experience.
    Let me repeat one more time: Whether “you” are in the only “truthful” religion or not;  it does not matter a bit.
    What matters in Life is the experience that this seeker will be going through, for that will change the consciousness of that person.

    Why consciousness is so important?
    Because according to our consciousness, we could perceive Life experiences under different lenses. thus, what is the “truth”?
    For most people, Life is a struggle. A fight at many levels. In another consciousness, Life is to be enjoyed, relaxed. Nothing to “prove.”

    Many want the later consciousness, but it doesn’t happen because “I want” or because “I bought a  spiritual book” or “I followed a guru.” That consciousness will happen as a natural consequence of having experienced other types of consciousness: When there is a saturation of “I” then, a lack of that “I” is what comes naturally next.
    Life has its own ways, for that. It may not be necessarily in this life time, but rest assured that nothing happens through randomness. “You” are not forgotten.
    Everything that occurs in Life is meant to BE.  A Brahma Kumaris follower is aware of this.  
    The “I” struggles to fight against that. So, Do I recommend not to fight?
    No. I recommend to observe in ourselves why fighting IS.

    Our consciousness will dictate our “truth.”

    For the common good.

     
    • Joseph 12:57 AM on October 13, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Points in Your consciousness dictates your “God” are excellent—especially about suffering (same experience in India may not suffering) and life (though same, for some it is a struggle, and for others it’s an unfolding of enjoyment

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    • Dinesh C 2:37 AM on October 15, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      What is the Hindi word for “consciousness”, is it smirti, chetna, or sajagta? Baba uses the word “Smirti” a lot in murlis!

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      • ahnanda 7:31 PM on October 16, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        However, the word “consciousness” is hardly used in English and Spanish Murlis.
        Could that be that those are different “words of God”? 🙂

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        • Dinesh Chawla 8:25 AM on October 18, 2017 Permalink | Reply

          You know Ahnanda, sometimes you tell me deeper secrets in the form of questions you know 🙂

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  • avyakt7- New Generation 9:32 AM on October 5, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: avyakt7 ng, , , , capacity of the soul, , , , , , , , , , rosary of victory, tamopradhan world   

    Misunderstood points in gyan: Numberwise 

    I will start a little series labeled as: Misunderstood points in gyan.
    The purpose is to look at the same Murli point from a distinct perspective. This is necessary to have a deeper understanding of Brahma Kumaris gyan. Otherwise, a limited understanding means misinterpretation for Life and the Universe are greater than a particular perspective of a religion or ideology.

    The typical way “numberwise” is interpreted in Brahma Kumaris is as follows: Every “soul” has a particular capacity, when compared with others, that will give a “soul” a particular ordinal number, a “ranking.”

    In Brahma Kumaris, the most celebrated capacity is labeled as “purity.”
    Therefore, Brahma Baba (founder) is considered number “1” in purity. As a consequence, Brahma Baba will be the first emperor of the “Golden age.” (Narayan I- Krishna.)
    That is the belief.

    In Brahma Kumaris, it is known that because Brahma Baba is the “first pure soul,” he will also be the “first impure.”

    Note that the knowledge of polarity and duality is within that simple affirmation.
    However, the “churning” will stop there, as it is convenient to demonstrate to a follower, the importance of “making effort” to become “number 1,” or rather close to that number.

    As it is said in Brahma Kumaris: “Position 1 and 2 are already taken (Brahma Baba and Mama who will be Krishna and Radhe respectively) but the other numbers are available…”

    That affirmation gave place to infantile games: The top 8 souls. Who is number 3, 4,5,6,7,8?
    “Those souls will not get much “punishment” at the end,” it is said. “Punishment” is important for religions targeting beginners, in their seeking journey.
    Those souls will be Narayan 3 to 8 in the Golden Age.
    All of that is only entertainment for the mind, childish games and a little push for the ego to “become one of them.” It is easier to say “become #1” but this is not a matter of DOING things but on BEING it (embodiment) and that depends on where the individual is positioned, in his range of experiences in the cycle of time.

    Of course, 8 was expanded to 16, 108, 1024, etc. the popular “rosary of victorious souls.”

    In Life, numbers are non-existent. Thus, “Numberwise” cannot be. A “ranking” is a human belief which does not apply to Life. It is merely a “teaching tool” to give a mental carrot to a donkey, who is eager to become SOMEONE.

    Observe that the “purity” of Brahma Kumaris “souls” are in direct proportion to their impurity. Following the belief, there cannot be a more impure soul than a Brahma Kumaris follower. 

    We can also discover that by following the BK belief, Brahma Baba started the impure world, followed by BKs.
    Why is the world “impure”? Because of BKs.
    The “tamopradhan world” is the creation of BKs.
    If this article is understood in its extent, it will be obvious to observe that anything that we believe to BE (pure, compassionate, angelic, etc.) it is certain that we have been or will be the opposite as well (impure, violent, evil, etc.) This is how the feeling of guilt started in our society. We want to pick one side of a coin only, knowing that it has 2.

    In other words, there is the contrast in Life. There is duality; but there is no “numberwise.” That is a BK creation, which is necessary to enhance the sense of being “special;” but that is a necessary enhancing ego trip, to dissolve it.

    For the common good.

     
    • Gayathri 9:29 PM on October 6, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Om shanti brother. Trying for the hundredth time (??) to send my comments to this blog. For your information, your blog has become tamopradhan; it is choosy about the comments, it is not a detached observer, does not treat every comment with equanimity. 🙂

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    • Gayathri 9:42 PM on October 6, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      It seems accusing your blog has worked! 🙂 🙂 In the mean time i have forgotten what i wanted to say. 😦

      Yes, i had those experiences too.. i was unaware of what was happening inside me ( the ‘spiritual’ ego building up) till i met a few people who were a sort of down to earth and who did better than I did while facing certain situations…. a revelation for me.

      Yes, the “I” is quite deceptive.

      Can i share a joke here? 🙂 My brother is a doctor and most of his close friends are doctors from the same hospital and i ‘know’ many of them. One day, while chatting with me, he was describing a friend as an ‘Eye specialist’. Later on, i realised that that particular person was an Engineer by profession.. and i got confused as to why my brother was calling him an ‘Eye specialist’. Then my dear brother explained to me that that Engineer friend has a lot of EGO hence is called an “I”- specialist.

      regards,
      Gayathri ben.

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    • Dinesh C 10:54 AM on October 8, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Ahnanda, nice series taken bro 🙂

      So here am I with a query related to misunderstanding gyan points… your view point on same will really enhance my exploration 🙂
      In the second lesson when they give the introduction of the father (Shiv Baba), they associate Gautam Bhudda and Mahavira as well in that lesson, claiming that they witnessed Shiv baba in their meditation, especially about Gautam Bhudda. Now my exploration of Bhuddism says that either Bhudda never spoke about God or he spoke just once or twice about God. He never claimed to find God or witness God in his meditation. Can you please share your view point on this thing and comment on Gautam Bhudda’s view on God as well. Thanks for sharing your wisdom to enhance our journey 🙂

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  • avyakt7- New Generation 7:15 AM on October 3, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: avyakt7 ng, , , , , , , service, serviceable soul,   

    Godly ego 

    If you found God, what would you do with that finding?
    Would you tell everyone “I found God”? Is that all? Would you look for believers?
    Wouldn’t that make you special? An automatic authority, a “chosen one”?
    Look all the benefits you found by finding “god”!!
    That is the ego trip that followers do not realize until they become conscious of their ego.

    “God” only enhances their personality.  Just as when we say: “The president is a good friend of mine. He listens to me.”

    A wannabe believer may say: “Where is God? I want to speak with him. Ask him some questions and ask him to help me, save me, pamper me, solve things for me…”
    That is another ego trip.

    Let us say I get to speak with “God.” Let us say that “God” was shown to me: That enhances ME. I am SOMEBODY now.

    After all, it is all about ME.

    A religious follower may need to ask this: ” Am I DOING these religious things because I am looking for some profit for ME?

    In the Brahma Kumaris community, that could translated as: AM I DOING “service” so I can go to heaven, get a high status, make my kingdom, become an angel, be saved, become a powerful soul, etc?

    In the Brahma Kumaris there are many items to “accomplish.” Things to keep our minds busy. That is, many ego trips to travel before getting to heaven.

    BEING is before DOING. I could be DOING many “serviceable work” but it is all for ME. I may be opening many centers and proselitizing and experiencing hardships; without much to eat or sleep… but… I am DOING all of those things just for ME: I want a kingdom, I want to be know as a “serviceable soul,” I want to achieve heaven, I want to be SOMEONE now and in the future.

    That DOING is worth nothing. The merchant mentality, the business mind, is only thinking about personal profit in the material world as well as the spiritual. It is the same consciousness of “money back guaranteed” applied into “spirituality.”

    But, what can be DONE?  After all, that is the way we ARE (BEING.)

    What we ARE is what is worth “the same on Earth as it is in Heaven.”

    For the common good.

     
    • lakshmipriya 2:11 AM on October 10, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Well said brother. This reminds me of the avyakt murli about thyagi, maha thyagi and sarva thyagi. Sarva thyagi is the one because he is embodiment of bestower, who is truly altruistic. he will not have any limited desires. This murli came as a series on the topic of renunciation.
      But the journey to reach sarva thyagi takes us to the stages of limited thyagis.. 🙂

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  • avyakt7- New Generation 5:21 AM on September 21, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: avyakt7 ng, , , depth of knowledge, , , , ,   

    The illusion of Knowledge 

    The greatest deception is to believe that the mind can keep worthwhile information to become “spiritually better.”

    Every religion with a dogmatic, black or white view of Life, is infantile in their vision of Life.
    In Brahma Kumaris there is the knowledge of the mind, intellect and sanskaras. There are definitions of the activities of those 3 labels.
    What is the benefit?
    None other than a belief that we know something.
    To “know” that the intellect is the one “making decisions” is of no consequence. A “decision” will be made whether we believe in the intellect or not.

    The knowledge of an eternally predestined Drama, is of no consequence if we believe that we are “making decisions.” 
    What is the outcome of those 2 contradictions?
    Zero balance. One side cancels the other out.

    Is the knowledge of predestination in accordance to our perception?
    Of course not. For many believe that their decisions are part of their own volition. They have not considered the conditioning of the mind and all that information which actually influences a “decision.”

    Where is the knowledge then?
    It is illusory.

    The Knowledge of: “I am a soul not a body” is only true if we experience that. For all practical purposes, “soul” is merely a label for anything else that we do not experience as being the body. Observe that every individual has his own particular experience, that is the reason for the existence of so many “gods.” Every god there is, fits a particular experience which increases its influence due to the belief of the followers.

    Someone may have the experience of being something other than the body. He may not know that he is a “soul,” however; he KNOWS.

    That is the problem with second hand information. It shapes our vision in a tunnel. We rely on the words passed by others, sometimes not even the source itself. It becomes a belief for those words, those definitions, those concepts, are great for the mind, but are not our experiences.

    We use the teachings of our society: Never question what the book says. Don’t question what the authority /the scientist says… we apply that to “spirituality,” to Life and expect to “know.”

    In Life that “knowing” is futile; that is why most spiritual seekers are busy faking their behavior to look like the definition, the concept, the belief that they have subscribed to and labeled as “truth.”

    For the common good.

     
    • Dinesh C 1:18 PM on September 23, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Ahnanda, thanks for your view on the article about consciousness and intellect. Your articles really make us question a lot of things, not just about the knowledge of BKs but about life too! (Well, while writing this I recall you writing in one of your article that “There is no WHY in Life”. 🙂 )

      Now, I sometimes sit alone with myself, which mostly I am! I get an interesting observation that my mind has a movie about myself, which is illusion, does not exist in reality, but the efforts of our life are always to make that that illusion movie as a reality. At the same time, drama has a movie for me too, which is not known to me! And when we go through or move through the drama in the direction of that movie, it is mostly not in accordance with the movie running through our mind! (Well in my personal case, the two movies have been totally different, the one that drama has and one running in my mind).

      Okay! so now, the only thing we are stuck at is “WHY THE DRAMA IS THE WAY IT!” I know that my question is, okay don’t know “WHY” this question is (Honestly).

      Can you please comment on the capitalized sentence! Om Shanti 🙂

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  • avyakt7- New Generation 10:12 AM on September 19, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , avyakt7 ng, , buddhi, , , ,   

    Consciousness is not the “intellect.” 

    In Brahma Kumaris most “Sakar Murlis” speak highly about the “intellect.” (A good intellect, the power of the intellect) as a matter of fact, the intellect is one of the 3 aspects of a soul, according to BK knowledge.

    The word “buddhi” is used and its translation is “intellect.”
    Someone with a western mentality, conditioned to believe in the powers of reason and logic, will immediately believe that reason and logic equates “intellect.”

    Avyakt7 was praised many times as having a “good intellect” by BK members back in my days as BK. What was the origin of that? Because avyakt7 could “churn” the Murli.

    Although to “churn” the Murli is highly intellectual, it has no connection with a “higher” consciousness.

    This is an example of a translation that leaves a lot to be desired.

    The word is consciousness.

    Consciousness is part of the role of soul. That consciousness will develop through Life experiences. It can go “up” or “down” (just to give it labels so the explanation could be understood) from previous consciousness; but all is according to the range of experiences that need to be experienced.
    “Entropy” is another word that loosely is translated as going from “order into chaos.” That translation is typical of a conditioned mind through the teachings of our society.

    Upon further observation in Nature, we could perceive that chaos and order go together. Order will bring chaos little by little and Chaos at its utmost state will move into Order.

    Brahma Kumaris knowledge is static in nature and uses referential points. For example, it divides the world cycle into 4 states: “Satopradhan, Sato, Rajo and Tamopradhan” to conveniently fit the 4 ages in the Kalpa.

    This mental separation automatically brings adherence of the follower to a particular state (Sato) and rejection to another (Tamo.)
    In fact, if the follower was to realize that there cannot be “Sato” without “Tamo,” then his attitude and vision could change. This is to be “unlimited” as BapDada points out.

    How is it that BapDada in the avyakt Murlis, has added new light through new terminology that is not typically considered by a BK?
    That is something for every BK to “churn” about.

    Sakar Murlis have their place, but to go beyond the knowledge of “black or white,” means to go into the avyakt Murlis.

    For the common good.

     
    • Dinesh 2:40 PM on September 19, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Yeah bro…the intellect according to BKs is the decision making faculty of the soul…but isn’t all those decisios based on the the info n knowledge we feed inside mind? And intellect uses that stored info to come up with the decision! This is what I was taught in the first lesson 😊

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