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  • avyakt7- New Generation 9:02 AM on August 21, 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    Being an “actor” or a “detached observer”? 

    The Sakar Murlis mention that “we (souls) are actors, performing a role in the World stage.” Then, it was added by someone that “God is the principal actor and director”. That addition is the expression of someone’s devotion to God; for otherwise the Drama, Life doesn’t require a director to repeat itself.

    What about “principal actor”?
    Do we remember “Karankaravanhar”? That means the one who does through others. Thus, we could say that “God is acting through “me” or rather a BK “instrument”. That is readily accepted by mainstream BK; however, that is not accurate as we go in depth, as in the “Drama”, Life; everything is fixed. Therefore, behind the obvious of someone “acting”, we could perceive a predestined role with a bit of greater depth in BK “knowledge.” That is an example on how BK Gyan could be perceived in different ways according to consciousness.

    The question then is: Who is truly “acting”?
    No one. Things are being done through fixed roles.
    BK “knowledge” doesn’t go that far.

    Let me take that in another way.
    Knowing that BK “knowledge” supports the existence of an entity called the “I”; how is it possible to go a step further from being an “actor”?
    Please hold that thought.

    What is wrong with being an “actor”?
    That is not the point. It is not about being “right” or “wrong.” When a BK follower is told that he is an “actor” then he will use his idea of an actor and DO but the role will affect his mind. After all, if he is doing what the role dictates (which is everything he does,) how is it possible for him to separate from the role? He will believe to be the role sooner or later for there is no separation between his predestined role and his “free will” activity.

    That is why, BapDada came up with a different metaphor in Avyakt Murlis:
    “Become a detached observer”.
    What that actually means?
    Well, we are not actors, we are not roles, we are not in the world stage performing some theatrical trailer…
    Now, we are the spectators. We are watching what is going on. So what is going on? What we are able to perceive, inside and outside. That perception is without judgment, without spicing it up. Simply, let us become aware of what is going on, inside and out.

    Here is my suggestion for the next update in the Sakar Murli:
    “ We (souls) are spectators of the World Stage.”

    That is why, we may need to learn to sit comfortably at every situation; bring some pop corn and masala chai to enjoy the “show.” 🙂

    Observation is not a “practice”. It happens when our awareness increases; however, we may need to “practice” in the beginning, that is to remind ourselves to DO something about it.
    That is how I’d like to tie nicely this butterfly knot, with the popular SM phrase: “Remember ME alone.”

    That is Self remembrance to be detached, a witness.

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    • rosem777333 10:25 AM on August 21, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      That’s an interesting connection—when one truly remembers HIM alone, everything else goes into low profile where one automatically shifts into being detached observer. In being detached observer, one enjoys whatever he does and whatever he does becomes his enjoyment and reward; hence he is not worried about reward.

      In contrast, ego thrives in expectations and interpretations; hence is bound to rejoice over “the pleasant” happening and to grieve over “the unpleasant” happenings which is what hell means. Thus in ego, everything is felt very strongly. When desire is not fulfilled he feels angry, and when desire is fulfilled he feels attachment and greed. Thus ego itself becomes a punishment.

      This is something religious leaders could not convey with clarity; hence when they left the stage the ism they founded was plunged into divisiveness.

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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 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.

     
  • 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
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    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
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    “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
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    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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