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  • avyakt7- New Generation 3:53 AM on May 18, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Murli point- May 17, 2017 

    “Sweet children, become conquerors of sleep, stay awake at night and churn knowledge, stay in remembrance of the Father and your mercury of happiness will rise.
    Question:

    There are many holidays in Bharat, but you don’t get a holiday in the confluence age for even a second; why?
    Answer:

    Because every second of the confluence age is most valuable. You have to remember the Father in every breath. Remain engaged in service, day and night. Become obedient and faithful, have your sins absolved by having remembrance and return straight home with honour. You have to become free from punishment and make both the soul and the body pure. This is why you cannot get a holiday for even a second.”

    Sakar Murlis have value to inspire “effort makers” to DO many things which are thought that will bring benefit to the follower.
    The downside is that when taken literally in particular settings, it could actually hurt the follower.
    Nevertheless; as the Drama has it, even though a follower follows a direction which may seem “outlandish,” he may find the benefit that he was seeking, although it will be for a limited  time only.

    A “conqueror of sleep” is one of those items that BKs may discover could benefit in some ways (Waking up early and going to bed early, if the follower did not have any discipline before) but many circumstances may change around the individual. Time to change has arrived, but the follower may want to stick with his mental ideals and make this valuable Life in the “confluence age” a fearful experience.

    “Stay awake at night and churn knowledge,” could be interpreted in many ways, thus it is useless as a “direction,” for it will not fit everyone’s case.

    BK knowledge has the “remembrance of the father” as a direction. However, that “direction” is interpreted in many ways. Paradoxically, that is actually the “success” of that direction. It is highly ambiguous.

    “Why that BK did not “succeed”? “He did not remember the father appropriately. That is why he is gone. He failed. His fortune is gone…”

    Let me add another layer to remembrance: “He did not have enough yoga.” And a different spin: “He did not DO enough mansa seva.”

    They are all pretty much the same thing, but because it is so open for interpretation, and BK Raja yoga is the “yoga” of the mind; that ambiguousness makes for mental “churning” which is necessary in BK knowledge to keep the mind of the follower “busy.”

    For someone living in the mind, a busy mind is his Life and nothing better than churning knowledge for that busy-ness.

    I am merely describing the method.  In a different consciousness, out of the mind, that method is no longer needed.

    “Become obedient and faithful, have your sins absolved through remembrance… so you don’t experience punishment.”
    It is assumed that these things will take time, lots of DOING, that is why there is no time for a break.
    It is assumed that the follower is a child who needs to comply with some authority. That is part of the conditioning to last in the BK life.

    Nevertheless, those DOINGS are not guarantee that the follower will “make both the body and soul pure.”

    There is no guarantee at all unless the follower DOES the method “right,” but the “method” is open for interpretation. Who has the “right” method explained ?   Not even the Murlis.  

    For the common good.

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  • avyakt7- New Generation 7:00 AM on May 2, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    “Nothing new” and “Everything new.” 

    “With the awareness of Baba and the knowledge of the drama, you will have the unshakeable stage of “nothing new” and become a destroyer of attachment.”

    The above paragraph is from a recent Murli.
    Detachment is not a “practice.” If we make detachment into a practice it will only be our interpretation of it.

    Detachment comes naturally, as our neediness at all levels lessens.
    The ultimate neediness is to define ourselves into someone.

    Thus, as our consciousness of being Life itself increases; there is no room for what is known as attachment.

    When you are “no one,” who are you going to attach to?

    Nevertheless, in BK knowledge there is no experience of non-I; thus, there is a defined “I” attaching to different things… including Baba.
    When there is a concise “I” wanting to DO things, disappointment could set in as expectations are not fulfilled, thus; there is a need to hang onto something greater than us, to maintain hope in Life.

    That is the importance of Baba in BK life.

    But, how could someone protect himself when Life seems so unpredictable, constantly changing?

    That is why the knowledge of  “nothing new” arrives. Even though we don’t remember, it is “nothing new.” No need to lose our “stage” for some repeated “bad” moment… and so the “theory” goes.
    That is the “yukti” to deal with the constant unpredictable changes in Life.

    However, it is a mental solution only. If your emotions are not consistent with your rational understanding of “nothing new,” then there will be a trauma inside.

    In BK Life, every moment is a “nothing new.” However, that is not the full reality of things.
    Every moment is also a “new” thing. As a matter of fact, that is the way it appears in our consciousness. Life is always newness.

    Why don’t we enjoy that newness?
    Because there is this “I” wanting to control outcomes, situations, to fit an ideal, when something different occurs then we are distressed.

    Detachment is in “No-I.”
    Attachment is in “I.”
    “Nothing new” is not the whole experience when there is “Everything new” at the same time.

    However, “Nothing new” is a valid method to deal with uncertainty.
    Although, “Everything new” does not have room for uncertainty… but most of us, are not able to stand uncertainty, which is at the core of Life, thus; we attach to anything that appears to “save us,” to give us the sensation that “we are right,”  safe, to give us comfort like a little baby sucking on his pacifier to avoid crying.

    The pacifier helps him to create an unshakeable stage.

    For the common good.

     
  • avyakt7- New Generation 9:56 AM on February 9, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , BK gyan, , , , , dwapara yuga, , , ,   

    The Religious path of duality 

    Anything that a religious path chooses as an objective or an ideal, automatically will reject what is not included, for that is not part of the ideal.
    For example, if “Peace” is the objective, the rejection will be on those things which are not identified as being peace.

    To condemn something that is in the Drama is to reject it.

    That lack of peace is a “step forward” into “Destruction”, according to Brahma Kumaris knowledge. Isn’t this the way that the Drama has to bring heaven? Typically, this type of contradiction is unavoidable once we select one side of a duality. Then, a BK leader or follower talking about peace or condemning criminal actions will look dishonest, because their aim and objective is “Paradise, Heaven” and the means for it, is through those things which are rejected.

    Thus, when there is deep understanding that Life is not about labeling things to demonstrate our alliance or lack of, but rather to observe that anything that is happening has a reason to be there, to be present; then we could move forward with a different consciousness.

    Do not misunderstand me. I am not saying that war is “good” or criminal activity is “right”. I am saying that once there is this knowledge of the Drama and the cycle of time; there is no reason to label events and people in dualistic terms (good, bad, right, wrong, etc.) that is to foster separation, to be antagonistic of the “way of things”.
    Observe. Be a detached observer and enjoy Life as it is… That is without our conditioning and “learned lenses” to look at things.

    Therefore, to move forward means that “lokik and alokik” do not exist.
    “Shudra and Brahmin” are mental fantasies…
    Brahma Kumaris’ knowledge brings this element of separation through labeling.
    It is dishonest to say that someone is loving the world, when there is labeling to separate. We could use labels to identify through the shortcomings of language, but our feeling behind those labels will reveal our rejection or acceptance.

    That separation brought by society, religions, races, lifestyles, languages, customs, traditions, etc. due to misuse of the mind, is keeping our consciousness stuck, unable to change and open up, despite all spiritual teachings.

    It is paramount to realize that unlearning is what will move us forward.
    It is so contradictory to what the “office world” or a religion will want us to know. There is always information, teachings to learn so we could comply with the conditioning. Through this writing, I am merely exposing this for your consideration.

    A step forward in consciousness is always out of our comfort zone. It is not about becoming “somebody” in the afterlife; but to take away the layers of conditioning, to be “nobody” … now.

    For the common good.

     
    • Anil Kumar 10:43 AM on February 9, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      True. The religious paths in the name of removing layers of conditioning are actually adding new layers of conditioning. But that is necessary as it is part of the drama.

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  • avyakt7- New Generation 9:01 AM on February 7, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Question: Dialogue with ShivBaba? 

    “It is about talking with Shiv Baba in paramdham, we have done that .. I mean I had done that while I was on that path. We go there by converting ourselves into a point form of soul and visualize baba in front of us and then we both start talking:
    Soul: Good morning Baba
    Supreme Soul: Good morning my sweet child
    Soul: Baba I am not feeling good today
    Supreme soul: Why what happened?
    Soul: Someone said something really hurtful in office, and I am a little angry on that guy.
    Supreme soul: Oh sweetheart, that guy was just playing a role in the drama of your life and in the cosmic drama too. And that too according to his own sanskars. Forgive that soul and move on child.
    Soul: Oh baba, you are so great you freed me from anger I had on that guy by giving this answer. Thank you baba, now I have a lot of work, going down on stage back and will see you soon, love you baba.

    Well that was my personal example in my own way. But my question is “Are all the replies from Baba are from my own mind and not from Baba, because we feel that when we do? That we are talking with our own mind and not with any supreme being.” 

    Thank you for your question.
    In Brahma Kumaris a relationship with God is emphasized.
    It is a relationship what brings love. It is through love, how a BK is able to follow their ascetic Lifestyle.

    Nevertheless, most of the BK followers only know about this God through Murlis or through a BapDada Milan. It is quite impersonal. Very few have actually had a relationship with subtle Brahma.

    Could you fall in love with someone who you only know through writings? Could you fall in love with the picture or video of that someone?

    Apparently, some have been conditioned to believe that this “feeling” is love.

    Therefore, the mind needs to believe that this relationship is in fact going on. That is why, the dialogue that you bring between “you” and “ShivBaba/Brahma Baba” is necessary, otherwise; where is the relationship?

    Your mind is making that up, but at the same time; it is believed that you are “connecting with God” through a “feeling” that you get afterwards: You feel more peaceful, calm, happy…. Because you had a conversation with God. You are truly talking to yourself, but it is nice to believe that God is speaking to you and listening to you.

    Most individuals cannot recognize what is their minds and what is not, so it is safe to have a structured “chit chat” where you know what God will tell you (good things) and you know your role of a complainer (bad things). That is the arrangement. It works!

    Observe that this same procedure is used nowadays through the impersonal use of technology.
    For example, someone may call me “their guru” because she likes the stuff that I write here and she likes my picture.
    In reality, what comes through  these writings is not me. My picture is not me. 
    A relationship is needed for “love” to appear. Something personal, to be around that person to get to know the person… this will certainly unmask the fantasy.

    This “relationship” is all mental as for most; Brahma Baba and ShivBaba are only beliefs, pictures, writings, a collection of stories told by someone else higher up in the hierarchy.

    That is the level of honesty that needs to be accepted before moving on… but the attachment to the idea: “I have found God, I cannot be wrong” is so profound; that it is best to live with the fantasy created by the unobserved mind rather than to acknowledge “what is.”

    Nevertheless, The Brahma Kumaris method of a “relationship with God” is necessary for those who need to feel assured that they are in the “right path.”  The power of “yoga” then, is understood as needed baby formula that is given to a baby in his process of growth. You think God, you feel God… you believe God… but most important;  YOU are “special and safe” for you know God.  A time proven way to develop ego, which is necessary to dilute it.

     

    For the common good.

     
    • Dinesh Chawla 1:45 AM on February 8, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Hmm… thank you so much for your efforts of writing on this, I needed it. Thanks again.

      But love is just unconditional acceptance, if someone accepts Ahnanda the way he/she wants after reading his articles even without seeing his picture or video, is loving Ahnanda and not his artcles/pic/video. But only that person is AWARE about that acceptance for Ahnanda in his/her heart, Ahnanda is not.

      anyways, god bless you…:)

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      • Dinesh Chawla 4:44 AM on February 11, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        I don’t know but I got this feeling after reading your reply for the second time randomly going through some other articles, and that is actually I am trying to connect with some Godliness with myself only by using this method and not any other supreme BEING sitting up above in paramdham.

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  • avyakt7- New Generation 9:00 AM on January 31, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Virtues in the Golden age 

    Humility, discipline, patience, contentment, tolerance, etc. all of those things that we have learned to “work on” as BKs, are nonexistent in the Golden Age.

    That is the catch in BK knowledge which I haven’t heard of anyone talking about.

    Are you “creating” sanskaras of humility? Those will not be needed in the Golden age.
    Have you heard of a “humble” deity?

    It is important then to observe how a “virtue” appears at this time.
    It is merely the idealization of its opposite, a “vice”.

    When we understand that every energy that exists in the Universe (and by extension in us human beings) has a polarity, we could see that sin and virtues are together like “Yin and Yang”, it is the same energy expressed in different degrees.

    Someone who has the potential to express courage has the same potential and in the same intensity, the capacity to express cowardice.

    Anger is considered a vice. Its opposite is compassion, a virtue.
    Religions and moral teachings will teach us to reject anger, suppress it and in turn, to embrace compassion.

    That is not possible. How can we reject night and only keep daylight?
    How can we breathe if we reject inhalation and embrace only exhalation?

    That is why in the Golden Age; vices do not exist. Neither virtues.
    Maya does not exist, neither God.
    Observe that by choosing one side of a duality and labeling that as “pure” we cannot get rid of that which is the rest, the “impure.”

    Deities are not impure. Neither pure.
    Here a BK follower is pursuing purity by rejecting impurity.
    We cannot reject the head of the dog and only keep the rest of the dog, unless we want a dead dog.

    That is exactly what is happening: A human being pursuing one side of a duality and rejecting the other side; is a dead human being. That person is not living Life anymore. Closed in their own jail/bubble of “purity” surrounded by “impurity”.

    The mind can do that trick, because the mind is about division. It divides everything. Nevertheless, the reality of Life does not fit that artificial division.

    When a Brahma Kumaris follower transcends the mind, his reality will be different. That may be the “reality” of a Deity, who does not know what is “yoga of the mind.”

    To “create” sanskaras of a Deity then, do not divide. Embrace both sides of duality, to transcend it by integrating “what is”.
    That is a notch above the game of “pure vs. impure”.

    For the common good.

     
  • avyakt7- New Generation 9:01 AM on January 24, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , BK gyan, , conqueror of attachment, cycle, , , , equal to god, like the father,   

    “Becoming” is the teaching of the mind 

    The word “becoming” is used many times in the Brahma Kumaris teachings.
    Become an angel, become a deity, become a detached observer, become equal to god, become like the father, become a conqueror of attachment, become number 1, etc.

    There is a method to achieve that “becoming,” as it is believed that it all depends on “you.” Just got to DO it.

    The burden of responsibility is shifted upon your shoulders. There is little time left to “save yourself”, if you “fail” it will be forever…. 🙂 That is the pressure.

    The game is that you will never know if you have reached any of the “becoming” goals.
    This method is purely of the mind but for people living in the mind.

    How is this teaching of “becoming” congruent with an eternal repetitive Drama?
    They do not fit well.
    “Becoming” is on “you” but “you” are predestined. Whatever “effort” you make will give you a “better” status… Again, the thought is that “you” can improve “yourself” which is impossible given the circumstances of the Drama, “you” are not separate from the Drama, “you” are it… 

    Because “you” don’t know how to “become” “better”, a “method” is given to you, it is something that you have to DO.
    DOING it many times will overwrite your sanskaras, right?

    I used to believe that, until I discovered through my own experience that behavior cannot change consciousness.
    My sanskaras could be overwritten, but consciousness is before sanskaras.

    A brainwashed individual acting like a saint, is not a saint. BEING a saint is the process of consciousness through the assimilation of many Life experiences, it is a temporal stage in the Unlimited Drama, never a “destination” or the “ultimate goal.”

    A detached observer is consistent with the existence of the eternal predestined Drama. Even though you are acting, it is for “name’s sake only” as BapDada says; however, we like to say “I did it,” just like the DOING that is necessary to “become” an angel or equal to god… 

    Do you see the issue?
    The Drama is DOING through me and not “I” am doing. Of course, this DOING through me does not happen if my mind is full of ideas, beliefs and so forth; for what comes through me is filtered through the mind, judged and repressed or expressed according to my beliefs of what “should be.”

    This repression is the product of the belief that “I” should be “saved,” that I should “advance in my career in Heaven,” by sacrificing now… without realizing that the Drama does not depend on the “I” at all.

    The “movie” is already made. ENJOY IT. Get into that space of inner emptiness, of innocence, so the child inside could arrive. That is how we “become” children again, not by DOING, but by allowing it to BE… and it will BE at the right time.

    For the common good.

     

     

     
  • avyakt7- New Generation 11:06 AM on January 17, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: bk center, BK gyan, inner honesty, , , ,   

    Senior advice in BK 

    To give advice to someone is very tricky business. As a matter of fact, if you are concerned about “your karma,” and not “opening more karmic accounts”; this item of not giving advice to someone becomes very important to understand.

    A BK senior is a representative of the BK religion. In layman terms; he/she is a “salesman” pitching for “what is right” according to their beliefs.

    Advice should come as a consequence of understanding the individual situation of a person, not on how a person could fit a religion or the ideal of “right.”
    Moreover, those who know about the “eternal predestined Drama,” could give advice only when knowing what the future has for a person. This “fortune telling” trick is not a gift that everyone has.

    Without this important piece, any advice is plain “manmat,” even if given by a BK senior who has 50 plus years “surrendered” to the religion.

    I recall that a friend of mine had doubts about living in a center. She had doubts. She wanted to “do” the “right thing,” and asked a senior BK what she should DO.

    The response was: “You are already there. You made it.” That response was taken as “The senior responded to my question.”

    The reality was that her struggle continued. “Doing the right thing” has so many implications, especially nullifying Life experiences for the sake of following an ideal.
    “Doing the right thing” is truly lack of self-esteem. What you feel doesn’t matter.
    Nevertheless, according to our state of consciousness this practice of “doing the right thing” may be helpful.

    A child needs to follow brainy, intellectual decisions of his parents to make it in the world of the mind, the “office world.”
    As the child grows up, he could be conditioned to follow his reasons rather than his heart, but depending on his awareness he will do according to what he is, as long as there are no external fears biasing his “choice”.

    Similarly, a BK brother or sister is going through the stage of childhood, “spiritually” speaking. It is necessary to follow directions, to follow timelines and “do’s and don’ts”, even to have some fears of “not making it” to help into the BK conditioning.
    We may need to be aware that unless the child grows up, he cannot realize himself. He cannot know his potential.

    Following or not following will take you to your destination in the predestined Drama. If your DOING goes according to your BEING, there will be fulfillment. If your DOING is according to an ideal, you will be forcing yourself to DO something that you ARE not.

    Inner honesty is not necessarily about DOING the belief of what is the “right thing.”

    For the common good.

     
    • Dinesh Chawla 4:16 AM on January 19, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Hmm quite deep and thoughtful… 🙂

      Ahnanda, I wanted you to write an article on “superiority and Inferiority Complex While on a Spiritual Path”.

      The reason I am asking you to write about this is that, in most of the paths you are frst told or given a belief or may be an understanding that you are a special soul, you have the potential to do great things in life. Like in BK gyan, Baba makes us realise first that you are the great souls of entire cycle. And as far as I have explored the Zen thing, they too say that you are already a Buddha, realize it first, you were just sleeping untill now, and That’s It!

      So that may bring a kind of superiority complex in a person, like a BK may consider others who are not in gyan as lower than him/her and same goes with other paths.

      And regarding inferiority complex, some people believe or say that people who want to achieve or become enlightened are suffering from inferiority complex, hence they are looking for something higher or greater in life.

      Regards,
      Dinesh C

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      • avyakt7- New Generation 8:35 AM on January 19, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        Forgot the magic word : PLEASE.
        Many want me to do things but they forget that I have no obligation to do anything. A ‘could you write an article.. ‘ can do magic stuff…

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        • Dinesh Chawla 9:24 AM on January 19, 2017 Permalink | Reply

          Oh Ahnady, Kripya karke aap hum sub ke bale ke liye ye articlecal likhenge… Hum apke bade mehrban honge… Man I have not used this type of polite hindi even with BKs. Anyways Bro that sentences in hindi mean as follow:

          COULD you PLEASE write that article FOR THE COMMON GOOD, we would be greatful to you brother… 🙂

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  • avyakt7- New Generation 10:56 AM on January 4, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , BK gyan, , change sanskar, , sanskar, ,   

    Unveiling the beliefs of sanskaras 

    The first lesson of Raja Yoga is about the soul. The belief is that the soul has “3 subtle organs,” namely the mind, intellect and sanskaras.
    The belief that matters is that “I” can change my sanskaras at will.
    Raja Yoga is based on the belief of changing sanskaras: From Tamopradhan to Satopradhan.

    How do we change sanskaras?
    Accordingly, by DOING something through repetition. That is the main belief even in the path of bhakti.
    DO a “good action” 108 times, and your sanskara will change.

    Question: How the idea of “I can change my sanskaras” reconciles with an eternal repetitive Drama?

    Let us say that I want to change my sanskara of laziness. What is the “method” to change that sanskara?
    This is a matter of belief. The method could be to “be busy,” but then; what is the limit when “busy” becomes a “problem”?
    Did I truly change the sanskara or merely my behavior?

    Sanskara and behavior are related in this way: A sanskara dictates a behavior. The other way, when a behavior changes a sanskara is only a belief. The adoption of a behavior cannot change a sanskara, it can only cover it.  See it for yourself.

    However, here is when inner dishonesty appears.
    I will change my behavior to be “angel like,” that is what I or someone else’s believes to be “angel behavior.” I will practice it.
    What is the outcome?
    As long as things are alright around me, I will impersonate an “angel.” If someone manages to push a button in me, I will not… I will show my true colors. Time to repent, to ask for forgiveness.

    What we ARE, we will act. Our actions will be according to who we ARE, automatically. Add some “morality,” some “code of conduct” to shape up my behavior, then I will fake it. The sanskara will be there no matter how cunningly I hide it.

    Moreover, observe that any “spiritual teaching” will be interpreted according to who I am, not according to what I DO, but who I am.

    For example, in Brahma Kumaris; the word “detachment” is taught.
    “Detachment” is something “good,” despite general opinion of our society. Baba even says that we “ought to be loving and detached.”

    Nevertheless, when detachment is interpreted, the result is typically indifference. In other words, “detachment” comes out as “indifference” in many Brahma Kumaris’ followers.
    Why?
    Obviously because that is who we ARE.

    It is not a matter of saying: “I want to be detached,” or “I need to work on detachment,” true detachment happens without looking for it. It is a consequence of change of consciousness, after having assimilated many experiences in Life. This is not the whim of the “I” wanting to “change his own sanskara,” so “I” become great, saintly, godly, etc.

    A Sanskara is our personal “Drama.” A sanskara is tied together with our karma. A sanskara allows for a particular karma to appear, but DOING a particular karma cannot change a sanskara.

    The Drama is first. When the Drama manifests individually through human forms, it does it through a sanskara. That sanskara in turn manifests karma at the right time.
    For the common good.

     
    • Dinesh Chawla 1:20 AM on January 5, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Ahnanda,

      Really nice unveiling…:)

      But just a small thought by me, they did have this belief, “I” can change my sanskar’s at my own will. But Sr BK Shivani has changed that to “I” can change my thoughts at my own will. But again that belief by Sr. Shivani is a contradiction with the articles that you had shared with me about “Welcome to the world of good thoughts and bad thoughts”, and with my personal experience that all sorts of negative, judgemental, and waste thoughts are generated by the mind and not by the SELF.

      Anyways, another thing that I wanted to share is that I have finally left the path of BKs, I just took some time in alone and reflected on my own personal aspects of understanding, did some meditation of becoming totally aware of my own thoughts. And I think I am ready to go ahead with my personal journey.

      This decision of leaving the path of BKs was not because I explored Osho and Ahnanada, but it was just a personal decision. And just wanted to thank you for writing such a thoughtful and truthful articles on avyakt7.com. Also, I just wanted to request you to allow us to provide comments and questions on avyakt7.com as well, as we used to do it before, yes a few may end up criticising or taking wrong meaning of your articles. But what about those who want to explore more on those articles. Or can we just contact you via that “Contact” page?

      I will be visiting the Osho meditation Ashram in Pune for 4 to 5 day in a week or so, to explore more about meditation there. And will definitely share my experience with you.

      Regards,
      Dinesh Chawla

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    • Gayathri 7:44 PM on January 9, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      It is very well explained. Thanks. 🙂

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  • avyakt7- New Generation 6:19 PM on December 13, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , BK family, BK gyan, , , lokik, maryadas   

    Looking at the Brahma Kumaris perspective of Life 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    For the common good.

     
    • Gayathri 9:36 AM on December 14, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Coaching is given to a selected few. The COACH trains some people/ souls who will become eligible to ‘play’ a particular game while the rest of the people enjoy watching it. This in no way indicates that the spectators are not ‘equal’ to the players in every respect, it is just that the players have learnt, practised the game and became experts in that. There are many facets to human beings. Each one has some specialty or the other irrespective of when they start taking active part in the eternal drama.

      Ironically enough, the so called ‘big players’ will be admiring the ‘spectators’ when the latter enter the drama stage at a designated time. Every new comer on the stage is admired for his/ her specialty. Also, this is the time we ‘learn’ to love and respect every human being for their own uniqueness; yes, we learn to respect our contemporaries too, not just our ancestors or the satyugi souls.

      So, there can not be a COACH / God who could train all the people in the world for one particular game, that is, the art of living in a particular period of time.

      Feeling special,
      Gayathri.

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      • avyakt7- New Generation 11:09 AM on December 14, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        That is indeed a great way to put it together in simple but meaningful words… Thank you, Gayathri!

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        • Dinesh 11:55 AM on December 14, 2016 Permalink | Reply

          Hey…yes Gayatri has used an easy style and vocab but this time i could understand Ahnanda’s writing too..in first attempt… !!
          I wanted to know how can we mail u Ahnanda about certain questions and queries…ur articles are very close to Osho’s way of explanation..infact i thought about you after exploring Osho. I m not comparing u..just noticed something common in ur way of looking at everything n Osho.
          Dinesh

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          • avyakt7- New Generation 5:11 PM on December 14, 2016 Permalink | Reply

            Dinesh, This is the place to ask questions. Everyone interested could take benefit of it. It will be for the common good. I don’t know who you are nor anyone here, so feel at ease with your questions.

            Yes, I heard about that similarity with Osho. We may have similar experiences especially with sexual energy. However, there are many things that we are different as well such as cyclical time, predestination, our views on homosexuality and scientific involvement in “spiritual” matters to name a few.

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            • Dinesh 1:24 AM on December 15, 2016 Permalink | Reply

              Yes Ahnanda, thanks for your reply…things specified by you are a different and more of a personal experience… Now I am putting my first question in the simplest way I can.

              It is about mind and soul. Are mind and soul two different entities or the same entities?

              Now when I practise Rajyoga, it is believed that when soul does the task of creating thoughts, the soul itself is acting as a mind, in other words in the very first lesson, they give a statement that “Mind is one of the three faculties of the soul”.

              However, after exploring you and Osho, I practised “Awareness”, just being aware of all my “Doings” and sometimes “thinking”. So, in that practice I experienced my own mind as a separate entity than me. Because as soon as I was getting a thought of any kind of judgement, I was able to distinguish that I did not create it, it is my mind who created that judgemental thought.

              Also, I am finding it very difficult to practice “Awareness” throughout the day, as I go to office, the level of my “Awareness” (I can also associate it with just being present with what’s happening in the current moment), it decreases and vanishes by evening, and I am again emotionally tired while going back to home and again after reaching home and practising little bit of same “Awareness” and some “Rajyoga”, my state of mind is back to what I was experiencing from morning till afternoon.

              Umm, I know my question and way of asking is bit long, but could not reduce it further.

              Thanks,
              Dinesh Chawla

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  • avyakt7- New Generation 10:40 AM on October 6, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 84 lives, , BK gyan, , emptiness, , , ,   

    The “soul” and “Paradise”: Many years of Misunderstanding 

    Misunderstanding of the “knowledge” starts with the concept of “soul.”
    For most BKs, the soul is “I.” Unfortunately for most this only stays at the verbal level, the mind. Hence, the belief that “I will go to Paradise if I DO some things” (masked with the word “effort”) is prevalent.

    The best example that I could come up at this time, to explain the “soul” at the intellectual level is related with computers. Those familiar with computers will be able to understand it.

    The soul is like a hard drive. It is empty until it is formatted. The soul has been formatted with different partitions (84 lifes or whatever number) each partition has a different operating system (windows 10, Mac OS X, Ubuntu, Red Hat Linux, Windows XP, etc.)

    “I” am the operating system of one partition. For instance, Ahnanda now is “Red Hat Linux.” Once “I” die, the hard drive will pick the following installed operating system, which means that “I” am “Mac OS X” in that “life.” Observe that every operating system is different. That is the “I.” What continues on from one Life into the other, are the text files edited through the Operating system’s editor. Every Life adds stuff to it and deletes other things through experiences. Those are the sanskaras brought to you by the “mind.”

    The soul is an empty repository, the hard drive. That comes preformatted with roles, it is the “I” in every partition. Those roles are pre-arranged, but yet still, we believe that “I am DOING,” despite the knowledge of predestination of the Drama.

    What is to be “soul conscious”? To become aware of that emptiness of the hard drive and the fullness of the 84 partitions and how each operating system will do its thing when activated, for in that consciousness of being empty, we automatically become “detached observers.” There is no particular “I” to identify with, even though in Brahma Kumaris, it is about identifying with the most “elevated” role/ partition.
    With deeper insight, we can observe that the soul is not a particular partition, but all of them (content) and none of them (emptiness.)

    In content, every hard drive (soul) is different, unique. Without content, that is in emptiness; all hard drives are the same.  That sameness is omnipresent consciousness that we share with all living beings.

    As we become aware of our emptiness, we become closer to the soul. That emptiness could be realized through stillness of the mind… then we can feel, the “inner smile” of bliss may be felt.
    To be in tune with that emptiness, is what has been mystified by religions with pretty names: Meditation, stillness, peace, concentration, absorption, etc.

    Most humans fear the feeling of their own emptiness. Humans crave for content, as content gives the sensation of purpose.
    That is why to reach Paradise and God, become a valued purpose in religions. Those “ideas” are necessary for many seekers who are unable to feel at ease with a purposeless life, a life acquainted with emptiness, stillness. They are unaware that emptiness brings newness when a partition of the hard drive (the soul) is replaced by another through the process of what we call death.
    For the common good.

     

     
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