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  • avyakt7- New Generation 3:33 PM on August 26, 2020 Permalink | Reply
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    The ideal of improvement as a BK follower. 

    As a BK follower, have you considered if the cycle of time supports the ideal of “improvement”?

    Let us not take this question lightly, as the word “improvement” has popular positive connotation.

    In easy to understand language, we could demonize ego, lust, attachment, etc. Those “vices” are something which “i” have to work on, something which “i” need to “conquer,” to “get rid of” to improve.

    Now, let us observe the cycle of time once again. A what point in such cycle did “I” do something to improve myself? Wasn’t the route a “downhill” from the beginning? Bks believe that “now” is the time to “improve” for “destruction is just ahead,” and “I only have this lifetime as a BK to elevate myself because God is helping me.” The law of karma and the effects of multiple births could be “settled” in this BK birth, all “i” need is to “make effort,” and so the belief goes. Thus, “I” separates from the downhill “Drama” and creates a path for its own “salvation” based on self interpretations.

    Look at the cycle again. Forget for a moment the “i” and the “me.” Do we see that it is a “predestined play” which will repeat again and that it is repeating now, as we read? Do we see that anyway we go, it is in fact; how it should be?

    Why is it that “I” am trying to control things and change things according to ideals and beliefs?

    Because it is about “me.” “I” need to “improve” by DOING certain actions everyday, for repetition will “erase” previous sanskaras, correct? And “i” know exactly how to “erase” a particular one.

    That need to control, to conquer, to get rid of things inside “me” are ego based ideals of improvement. As long as we have ideals to follow, there will be ego enhancement in that. Why? Ego feeds itself through the ideal of becoming something “better,” which is not at the moment, but promised in the future, after some time. Thus, how do we “improve” without getting our egos involved?

    Do we see that the problem is not how to “improve myself” but rather to become truly aware of that which we call “i”?

    Do we see that actions coming from that “i” are self-centered, egotistical actions? But how is it that “improving myself” could become egotistical?

    Observe the need to control. To act within a recipe, to create a vacuum so “I” am “safe.” That creates an artificial separation of that “i” and the rest of the Drama, the cycle of time; when in fact, “I” am part of it.

    Do we see that conflict? Can we go spiritually anywhere while we have unresolved inner conflicts?

    All virtues are together with what we call vices. In fact, the cycle of time only displays those at certain times. At one time, here are the virtues; at another, the vices. All are needed as they are.

    Am I suggesting to leave things as they are and not DO anything?

    Not quite. I am suggesting to become AWARE of how ego appears in the movie of the Drama. What makes it tick. I am suggesting to study our own ego, the reality of it and to observe how many religions or spiritual paths have been built to cater the existence of the ego. The conflict is that while many religions proclaim that ego is “bad” and we need to be egoless and conquer ego; on the other hand, there is a continuous promotion of it.

    Do we want a higher status in the Golden age? That is ego. Do we want recognition, name and fame now? That is ego. Do we want to become an angel? That is ego. Do we want to be someone who we are not now? That is ego.

    Do we see how trapped we could be? Is what we want to “improve” our ego? We need to observe it, to become conscious of it, aware. That observation and apparent inaction is true action, for clarity comes when we see clearly without wearing the glasses of a belief system.

    • Gayathri 7:30 AM on September 4, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Om Shanti brother. Welcome back. Yes, to be able to realise who we are and if we are trapped in our ego is the only effort we have to make in order to bring in the needed transformation according to Drama. Thanks.


    • salwa369 7:55 AM on October 28, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Thank u sweet brother .ego is always there …we should use it for the common good that s all.as long as u exist ..ego is there .but how will we use it ..and in what intention ..that what will creat the drama


  • avyakt7- New Generation 1:11 PM on May 20, 2020 Permalink | Reply
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    The spirituality of the “middle way” in BK-ism 

    “The middle way” is another of the most typical misunderstood “spiritual phrases.”
    What is the middle way in the BK world?
    There is none. The BK world is one extreme of the spectrum. The other may be our society. Is finding the middle between society and the BK world the “true” path?

    We say “moderation in everything is the key.” Some say that is the middle. The mind can understand that, but it will put it something like this: Between path A and path B there are 100 miles. The middle is 50. The mind has such a great understanding! What is 50 between Bk-ism and Society-ism?

    Let me illustrate this issue by using a couple of keywords with ample use in the BK world: Sex and Celibacy.
    What is the middle between sex and celibacy? According to who? How do you measure that, it is indeed the middle? What is moderation in sex? What is moderation in celibacy? The mind wants an accurate, measurable answer, but it goes back to subjectivity: What “i” like.

    Unless a seeker is not regimented by his own mind, he cannot know the middle. Why? Because the middle is not a fixed landmark. It changes as Life changes.
    The middle could be sex. The middle could be celibacy, but IT CANNOT BE A STATIC MIDDLE.

    Do we see that?

    The duality of sex and celibacy are extremes. The mind can make up an idea: “ I will have sex twice a week. That is the middle.” However, that is still sex and not celibacy. The mind will feel trapped incapable to figure out what is the “right” solution. It is way easier to say “God says that sex is a sin. I must not indulge in it.” At that point, we are shifting the ‘proof’ of righteousness to a ‘higher authority’ which the mind recognizes as such for whatever ‘reason.’ Then it follows, I will know what to DO. I will know what is “right.” That is what the mind thinks… after all, the mind is only interested in being “right.”

    This type of individual is trapped in his mind. He is unable to feel. He cannot know the middle.
    What is moderation for such individual? Whatever he thinks it is as long as he finds some reasons, some ideas to support his belief. That is not moderation. That is manipulation.

    How can we explain the middle way?
    Out of the mind, we can feel it. We cannot say: “It is this,” for that could change and thus, the middle will change as well. The “middle” is not a concept. Something that could be defined, quoted or explained.

    It is hard to understand, right? That is because we are using the mind.
    Well…. If I am not using my mind how else could I understand?
    By feeling. It is not the “answer” which has to be implemented by “me.” Insight implements itself.

    In Life, many will know the middle by going through the extremes. Note that it is the mind the one taking us to experiment extremes for the mind only knows “0” or “1.” When we understand this “fact” of Life, then we will have a sense of appreciation for those 2 extremes, in this case; BK-ism and Society-ism, for without the conscious aware experience of those two, we wouldn’t be able to know OUR middle, not “the middle.”
    The keywords are CONSCIOUS- AWARE experience, for otherwise; the mind will go into another duality: Truth and falsehood (I was lied by them) or guilt and innocence (They conned me and took away my…..) or perhaps, going back and forward to those 2 extremes looking to be “right” to have the “truth,” to be “saved,” etc.

    Life experiences are not “free.” We pay for them. Although I am not referring to paper money or credit cards. However, those who have been aware of what they “invested on” in their life time, will understand what I am saying.

    “Tighten the strings of the guitar too much, and you will break them. If they are too loose, we cannot play it.” I am paraphrasing something attributed to Gautama. That explains the middle. However, to know that in our lives; we may need to break strings (extremes.) Nevertheless, there is no formula and tuning the guitar may depend on the type of song that we are playing; what comes in Life. If we are playing with others, we may need to learn to harmonize to make music and not noise. That is a different “middle.”

    BK “Yoga of the mind” has its place in society. It is needed, not as the holder of absolute “truth” but as a means for the participant or student to know through EXPERIENCE, his own limits.

    Many have accessed to words of wisdom and teachings at different epochs, but those words lose their meaning when given to all without discrimination, for it is not possible to understand them unless we are ready… and “ready” has nothing to do with our mental skills, IQ or degrees.

  • avyakt7- New Generation 8:41 AM on January 22, 2020 Permalink | Reply
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    When falling in love with a BK 


    The Brahma Kumaris path is interesting for self observation. The opportunity to know yourself is there but also to discover our own inner dishonesty.

    No more sex, no more meat, no more falling in love with people, no more sleeping in… Those are some of the codes of conduct to follow in the name of “becoming pure.”

    When the separation from society is made and all of the sudden, we spend time with a particular group of individuals more than others, the likelihood to be sentimentally involved is there, if not sexually.
    As those 2 items (sex and emotional involvement) have been suppressed in the BK lifestyle, then suffering will be experienced (labeled as karmic accounts) which many times is changed through a sense of martyrdom, in order to keep alive in the BK system.

    Just because we use a label such as, “brother or sister;” it doesn’t mean that we could stop feeling what we feel for someone. That is part of the inner observation. Interestingly, with our own blood relatives the “brother/sister” feeling is usually there. Have we wondered why?

    While sex is prohibited, to fall in love is not; as long as “Baba” is the center of that emotional feeling. Basically, it is an emotional trip to convince yourself that “I love God and none other.”
    For many Brahma Kumaris followers, the idea of transposing what they know in the worldly realm as “love” into the “spiritual” level is a given. For instance: “ I love Baba.” Thus, I compose lovey dovey songs, mawkish poetry, and keep telling myself that it is only “Baba and I.” That is the typical teenager “love” scenario in action.
    That is an interesting situation to observe; to know how sincere the lies to ourselves could be.

    The sexual forces will be there although repressed. The longing to be with “someone” will be there as well. The way we deal with it, will change according to our urges and ability to put off and send our physical or emotional needs into the background of the unconscious. Repressed but never gone.

    That sort of “purity” is very dirty, indeed. Why? I will keep lying to myself to fit an ideal. That could be an interesting lesson in Life.

    The outcome for many will be neurosis. When observing the mind, we will need to be sensitive as to how the different “tests” in Life which are there due to our own belief, are in fact disturbing our own mental health.

    How? There is a want, even a need which is continuously being put off, for the “next Life.” I have seen BKs trying to “erase” those “sanskaras” as if that was a matter of “choice.” The more we try to suppress them, the stronger those will be. That is the paradox to be aware of. We cannot erase what we ARE, with the idea that we are DOING so.

    The younger the BK is, the more likely is that he/she will experience sexual urges as well as emotional needs. As a matter of fact, the needs will be so strong that we could be looking at individuals who in a different, “normal” situation, we will never think about engaging with. That is what we may need to observe. That is why, an “older BK” is “safer.” Sexual needs and vitality are curved for most as years go by (DOING it is unlikely, although THINKING may remain;) but emotional needs will be there; but those could be hidden under the system.

    Yes, it may be true that a highly evolved individual, may not need to be emotionally or physically involved with another human being; but those are very few; counted with one hand out of thousands. That is part of their evolution which hasn’t happened through repression. That is something to keep in mind about the BK yogi life style, which is for the masses and not the few. Also, it is interesting to observe that highly evolved individuals could be in a sexual and emotional relationship as well.  BEING makes our DOING according to who we ARE.

    Repression is not “bad” when observed. It may be necessary up to a point. Then, that needs to be dealt with, in a different manner. That is why, any system bringing repression into our lives is a short lived “solution.” Then, that “system” will need to be changed in order to evolve. It is that “evolution” the one which is very personal indeed. A belief could be helpful up to a point, then once its timing is up; it will only be a hindrance.
    We may need to observe that.

    • Gayathri 2:03 AM on January 24, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Om shanti brother. Yes, I agree with your views. Sometimes I feel that it is better to accept ourselves as we are and perform actions only to the extent our mind and heart allow us to do.

      Pretending to be pure (celibate) and suppressing the desires and constantly struggling with the desires will not enable us to reach the intended elevated stage. What is required is the change of sanskars and not just the change in actions.

      This suppression makes many a BK to leave the study assuming that they could never be able to make it to become pure. Transformation happens in a natural way, it can not be forced to happen.
      I have seen a number of BKs who were ‘strictly following’ the principles in order to ‘attain a high status’ in Satyug leaving the study as their suppressed desires revolted fiercely at some point of time.

      Let us be gentle with ourselves and also with others who are making sincere efforts to improve themselves. Nature works at its own pace.

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      • avyakt7- New Generation 9:27 PM on January 24, 2020 Permalink | Reply

        Thank you for your input. This idea of “sacrifice” despite not being true to ourselves, causes so much inner damage; however, many will not be able to observe that, as their minds will take them into the fantasy of pursuing an ideal. This special situation when something human and natural is being considered “impure,” is an excellent opportunity to observe how honest we could be.


    • scienceandsilence 2:04 AM on January 27, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Very nice brother. I think the issue is human mind and if we ignore the nature of human mind, we are in trouble. We humans always have a nature to fit-in… And I think same is observed in BKs. Also, that when people try to attain something artificially, ignoring the emotions and feelings of the self… Making God your beloved means a lot.. We should be seeing things in more reality than others.. But if someone goes in an illusion and ignores the self, they will reach nowhere… And that’s sad actually.. You rightly said that its a path of self-observation.. Without that, its not possible at all.. Repression will not work for long… But if self-observation is appropriate, then its a beautiful journey to the self…


  • avyakt7- New Generation 8:08 AM on November 13, 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    Being “non-committal.” 

    Avyakt7-NG takes no sides in reference to Brahma Kumaris. Then, a reader pointed out:
    “Where I think the non-committal position that you are taking is incomplete is where it relinquishes any responsibility for the common space that we all share, defining space at all levels from spiritual and mental right down to societal, or even geographic.
    For example, if you have a known thief in your village, or a land owner grabbing common land for their own benefit, or a corporation poisoning its rivers, would you adopt a position of neither “against” nor in “favor” of them, and allow them to continue running amok without saying anything?
    What sort of person would you be if you did?”

    In reference to that well thought out argument, I will certainly explain the importance of no taking sides.
    In spirituality, we know that we are living in a world where we experience duality. There is day and night. There is good and evil, etc. Often our society perceives that duality as “opposites,” when in fact, they are complementary. One side cannot live without the other. What is “good” about destruction, we may ask? Newness. The phoenix bird.
    The Universe works through that principle of complements, as everything is one. Thus, if something exists, it has a right to exist. It has a purpose. That is a universal spiritual law. That is the basis for observing without being caught up. That is what has been misinterpreted many times in Brahma Kumaris by using the term “detached.”
    The acknowledgment of this law, allow us to see things without a bias. However, in society we are forced to choose one side or the other, creating conflict.
    In society we cannot take the law in our own hands without paying consequences. There are representatives of the law, and society provides ways for bringing up such cases which are “unlawful,” to their attention. To follow that is to be “responsible” with society.
    If I know someone who is disrupting the laws that we are bound by, certainly; I will take it up to law enforcement as long as I have proof (thus, not relinquishing responsibility.) The level of commitment to pursue a case, is what varies among people. Some may feel that a particular issue is their life mission, whereas others; may have other tasks which they consider more important.
    If there is a land grabbing individual; “everyone is innocent until proven otherwise.” That is a law in modern society. If I don’t have proof, then I don’t have a case.
    I feel that I answered that comment.

    If we take that general idea into a more specific one, then my commitment to being in the “middle” by not taking sides with respect to Brahma Kumaris, should be understood. However, there is a very important point. This action is not a mental one. It is not some intellectual understanding which I “practice.”

    I was a BK. I am not one now. The transition took place and I feel that my experience there is over. In fact, I have no agenda whatsoever by writing here about my experience in the Brahma Kumaris. I had no particular desire to do it. My “guide” suggested, I should do for it will be beneficial for others, and I did. Those who have agendas; on the other hand, are taking sides and therefore, their perception is biased.

    I feel that websites “pro” or “against” BK have an important “role to play,” by informing individuals of the different sides of the BK organization. It gives the opportunity to others to find out for themselves, if they so desire; the validity of the information given. We cannot take everything at face value. At the end, every person has to decide whether to join the BK or leave them.

    As far as I am concerned, there is no doubt in my mind about the integrity of Dada Lekhraj (Brahma Baba) otherwise, he wouldn’t be a being of light now (which I have a second hand experience through the verifiable -in my judgment- experience of my sister.)
    We tend to judge based on the standards of our society which are incomplete, for they are human created based on conditioning. Life and the laws of the Universe, are above that. However, I am aware that the “teachings” of Dada Lekhraj through his spiritual experience, have been modified and as the BK organization has grown, the fundamentals of a spiritual organization have been shifting into a business oriented organization with a spiritual facade. That is the price to pay when something becomes too large to properly manage. It becomes too political, too “economy” conscious, too “iron aged.” Nevertheless, I feel; there is still benefit in BK for those who want to pursue an honest spiritual life style, and stay away from the “business” world. I had benefit and learned a lot there.

    Most BKs without first hand experience of the spiritual meaning of “dying alive,” eventually will go back to what regular people know (although their form and dress may be different) and cherish the for profit paradigm: More centers, more followers, more social climbing, etc. as the measurement of “success.”
    That is, to transform spirituality into a profitable business; with all the “wheeling and dealing” of “Kali yug” included.

  • avyakt7- New Generation 7:47 AM on October 30, 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    Some clarifications about the purpose of this blog 

    It is important for the reader to understand that the purpose of this blog is to share my experiences in the Brahma Kumaris path.
    As such, I will share the experiences/realizations I had while in the BK path and also out of the BK path.
    Avyakt7-NG is not “against” BK nor in “favor” of.
    Many articles here will go into deeper points in BK knowledge, as product of my own experiences and understanding brought to me by Life itself. That I will share. For those who would like articles about gyan while I was a BK; those could be found in the blog “Exploring the Depth of Living” from 2012 until 2013.
    Also, it is important to share the exiting process of the BK world (according to my experience), as there are many BKs in transition.

    As far as I am concerned if a reader would like me to “churn” some aspect of gyan; it is on that reader to provide the material. Otherwise, I will go on as inspiration happens and that means that some articles may be perceived as “against BK” or “pro BK” by readers, according to their own perspectives.

    A reader posted this comment: “Bks are definitely special, they are not ordinary, they have the aspirations to follow the path of truth.”
    It is important to realize that every human being is unique but not “special.” That sense of being “special” is truly a source of “maya” in many followers, not only in the BK path but in other paths as well.
    Moreover, Avyakt7-NG is not interested in the path of “truth.” Avyakt7-NG is interested in the path of honesty. What is that path? Inner honesty rather than the perception of outer “truth.”

    Another reader posted: “There’s nothing wrong with a healthy contempt towards spiritual deceivers.”
    I wonder what is “healthy” about contempt? That sounds like a politically correct line. There is no “healthy” contempt but only contempt. No matter how many pretty words we add around it.

    When I posted “Ill feelings towards the BK system will only make our mental dependency stronger” means that any sort of ill feelings creates a resistance, a trigger, a button waiting to be pushed; and as psychologist Carl Jung said:”what you resist not only persists, but will grow in size.” Or Eckhart Tolle: “Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists.”
    Obviously, that is not the way to fully exit from the BK path, for truly; we haven’t exited yet if we are rejecting it.
    As far as I remember, no one in the BK world coerced me to stay as a BK. It was my own decision. I trust that to be the case of the majority of ex-Bks as well. Thus, those 10 years that I spent as BK were my own decision and I take responsibility for that. No need to blame anyone. At the same time those years were truly a teaching experience for me, something which has helped me to grow as a person.  BK is perhaps a “true” path for  many followers but for myself, it was the beginning. Elementary school is good but it is not the only path when we experience high school. One path is only the preparation for the other. Through the understanding that every Life experience has its own value and need, there may be a “healthy” way out of the BK system.

    • lakshmipriya 1:01 AM on October 31, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      My intention was to say, Being special is to see only special in others. As we are in body conscious, the soul consciousness is depicted as our specialty and every effort to become soul conscious is considered as special effort. I meant in that way Bks are special. The very objective of the knowledge is to see the true things. Brother, probably I am not very good in writing, probably it was not interpreting my intentions accurately.
      The Bk knowledge is actually making me humble, see the things as it is. See that every soul has their own part to play. To understand this special aspects of the unlimited play, one shall have refined intellect and big heart.
      The knowledge, yoga, inculcation of divine characters and spiritual powers and help others to help themselves is the way to reach the true destiny, that is the true path which i meant.

      The honest heart can only identify the truth. Honesty, in fact is the subset of Truth. Truth is to see real me, real you and to experience my nature.


      • avyakt7- New Generation 9:15 PM on October 31, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        “Tripplanneraustralia” was the account that I responded to. Didn’t know you are using 2 accounts. Lakshmipriya, please do not use tripplanneraustralia in this blog as it will be blocked.
        Your reply gave me further inspiration for the next article. In the meantime, consider the last 2 lines of your reply. “Honesty” as a subset of truth, when you said that an honest heart is the requisite to identify truth. A requisite is not a subset. Thanks.


        • lakshmipriya 12:32 AM on November 14, 2019 Permalink | Reply

          I did not realize that I replied using this account. Sorry for that .

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    • Gayathri 4:39 AM on October 31, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Welcome back, brother. It is a well-written article. Thanks.


    • ex-l 8:11 AM on November 5, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      I take the definition of “holding someone/something in contempt” to be “considering them to be unworthy of respect or attention”. I was differentiate between a ‘healthy contempt’, being that which allows someone to step out or aside from BKism; and an ‘unhealthy contempt’ being a kind of obsessive contempt presumably Jung or Tolle is talking about. You might use a different word like disinterest or detachment?

      However, I would have to point out that neither of those individuals’ quotes are universal laws. I find them both to be clearly untrue at many levels.

      I think I would argue that individuals remain mentally enslaved by BKism, and particularly the leadership, through unhealthy states of what are encouraged within BKism as “showing respect” (to elders etc) long after they have stopped believing in The Knowledge™.

      Where I think the non-committal position that you are taking is incomplete is where it relinquishes any responsibility for the common space that we all share, defining space at all levels from spiritual and mental right down to societal, or even geographic.

      For example, if you have a known thief in your village, or a land owner grabbing common land for their own benefit, or a corporation poisoning its rivers, would you adopt a position of neither “against” nor in “favor” of them, and allow them to continue running amok without saying anything?

      What sort of person would you be if you did?

      I think to free oneself from the mental shackles of BKism, one has to pass through a stage of finding it, them or its leaders “unworthy of respect or attention”.

      I reject the usual BK defence, of “no one is forcing anyone to stay”. That’s not the way it works (except, perhaps, the young girls/women in India). For most, it is an enslavement exploiting largely pre-conditioned social and religious programming and deepset human fears, amongst other influences. And, yes, it is largely a self-entrapment in the manner of which the meditation practice is also largely self-hypnotic.

      The enslaved teach us to enslave ourselves, and then teach others to enslave themselves, calling it liberation in life.

      Perhaps just I hear of a lot more truly disgusting things that the Brahma Kumari leadership and some of its following get up than you.


    • lakshmipriya 11:50 PM on November 13, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      The very purpose of the entire knowledge is to see no defects neither in the self nor in others. I am still on the journey of constantly attaining. While we be aware of what is happening around us, the mind and intellect shall not churn that. “See, but do not see”. This is what baba says in murlis. Baba always reminds us, “Follow Father, not sister, brother etc”. When we clearly see something wrong, we shall understand it is also the part of their journey. Baba addresses Kumaris, kumars, mothers, adhar kumars and teachers separately and love fully cautions how we are derailing from our purpose every now and then. If we are going deep into the knowledge and make all relationships with Baba, we can truly become non-judgmental. Honesty is also to understand where I am on this.


  • avyakt7- New Generation 6:49 AM on October 2, 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    De-conditioning from the BK system 

    The deeper a follower is involved in a religious system, the harder it will be to break free.
    That premise is valid for those in a religious system as well as living in society.

    From society into the BK system. That is the journey of a follower.
    How is this transition possible? If we are not satisfied with society, if we are not content there; then the seed to move away has been planted.
    Living around perceived supportive, helpful individuals who are looking to become “better” may be a selling point. Whereas, in society; we weren’t that happy. That type of comparison will be lingering in our mind.

    Listening to the “Sakar Murli” is definitely another strong conditioning tool, specially if our belief in the words of “God” has been instilled before. Observe how the “word of God” is a strong conditioning, which can go across many settings.

    Once the follower observes the differences between the “old world” and what could be his “new world,” then he may become a follower of the BK system. At that point, he will be compelled to follow the “code of conduct,” according to how deep this follower would like to go.
    The “code of conduct” is the final touch in the conditioning process. To “practice” that, means to belong.

    If we have observed how we were able to go from one system into another, we could use the same principle to move to a different system, once trust with the BK system is broken. Without this requisite, we will not be able to break away. However; this feeling of a “broken friendship” could be full of animosity or hopefully, not.
    Ill feelings towards the BK system will only make our mental dependency stronger. Although away from the system; we will have triggers, which in turn deepens as psychological trauma.

    The “trauma” of leaving the BK system, has been experienced by many ex-followers. To let go of this will be a challenge unless, we are at peace with our decision rather than using rationalization; that is coming up with “reasons” as to why the BK system is not the “truth”, honest, etc. That is defamation of what we previously praised.

    Once back in society, it will never be the same. Now, we can observe things which we weren’t aware before. Because we met another reality, we could use the best of both worlds for our own lives.

    When we leave a system such as the BK, there may be feelings of guilt and failure. Values that we held in high esteem such as “purity” (according to BK definition) may be appearing in our minds with guilt.

    It is important to realize that once we move away from a system; all the philosophy, all the beliefs within that system will need to be thrown away. A “clean slate.”

    Observe the face of a 3-4 year old child. That face irradiates purity. Then, whatever he does, it will be pure. That face doesn’t have philosophies or practices to DO.
    That face is the reminder of what we have been, which could BE again through de-conditioning from the grip of systems. That child is about ready to lose his purity by being educated in society. The paradox is that to BE what we have been, we may need to go through those things which will try to change us in what we ARE not.
    That smile is not the one gained through “effort” and “practice.”
    It is “real” that is why, it has attraction.
    We may need to remember that.

    Will be taking a break until October 30th. Enjoy yourself! 🙂

    • tripplaneraustralia 12:10 AM on October 3, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      I appreciate your strenuous effort to point out how things may go wrong. The real problem for the Bk world is basically the level of understanding the depth of knowledge and to have accurate yoga. I have seen your earlier posts which churns the knowledge and brings out the deeper aspects. I humbly request you to continue to put your effort to explain the knowledge so that it helps for the Bks who aspire to follow the true path. Bks are definitely special, they are not ordinary, they have the aspirations to follow the path of truth. It will be of great help if you could take some avyakt murli and explain the content with more practical examples. Om Shanthi.


      • ex-l 6:39 PM on October 26, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        The truth path, or rather the next step (as no path is the ultimate path), is to graduate from the BKs’ so called university, to leave and move on in order to continue growing. BKism is not the true path. It’s primary lesson is to recognise and act upon that.

        True “self-sovereignty” is found in being courageous to recognise that and regain trust in one’s self, one’s own intuition and one’s own perspicacious. To face one’s own lessons.

        Lekhraj Kirpalani walked his own path, therefore, to “follow the father” is to walk your own path too … not his.

        One of the most terrible conceits of BKism is the re-labeling of their mental conditioning as “truth”, or even it’s disgraceful wordplay or misuse of the word knowledge in “The Knowledge”. It wasn’t truth and it wasn’t knowledge. It was largely just mental plugs, malleable factoid or conundrums, to stop us thinking and put emphasis on social conforming and accept our position with their hierarchy instead. It can’t be “the truth” because it has been constantly re-written by the hierarchy according to changing external influences.

        And that is not “refinement” either, as they like to sell it. It is revisionism to the extent of deliberate deception.


      • avyakt7- New Generation 12:11 AM on October 31, 2019 Permalink | Reply

    • ex-l 6:45 PM on October 26, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      The line I question is,

      “Ill feelings towards the BK system will only make our mental dependency stronger”.

      I am not sure about this because BKs are conditioned to be afraid of feeling and expressing strong and adverse motivations that might be labeled as “anger” or “hate” within BKism, confused with other negative values such as treacherous (being a traitor), failure, defamation etc.

      I tend to see us all like comets or planets orbiting around planets or suns, held in position by their greater gravity, often ending up crashing into them and burning up. A certain amount of emotion and vigorous intention is required to break free of their gravity and orbits in order to free ourselves and find our own, new trajectories. To accelerate back out into space, as it were.

      I think many within or at the edges of BKism would label them as “having ill feelings” but I think feeling, realising and acting on strong distastes, even revulsions, is a positive and even necessary step for many.

      As is iconoclasm, (literally the breaking of one’s often mental icons), including those we’ve worshiped or idolised (literally the making of others into icons),, within BKism, eg any of the Kirpalani Klan. I would actually encourage people to do so. To “get angry” and voice it as part of that leaving. To reclaim parts of themselves that they have cut off.

      BK conditioning also includes a large part of future damage control. We are strongly conditioned, through the deepest individual and cultural fears, not to doubt or “defame”, or not to be “unroyal” and speak out … but much of that is highly dishonest social conditioning, more about Sindhi-style hand washing and face saving.

      There’s nothing wrong with a healthy contempt towards spiritual deceivers.


  • avyakt7- New Generation 7:59 AM on August 14, 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    Waste “Knowledge.” 

    Every major religion has its own philosophy, its own explanation as to how things work in Life and what will happen in the future. This “story” is what believers believe and label that as “truth.”

    Many times people forget that spirituality is not a history class or sociology. Truly, it doesn’t matter what the “philosophy” is.
    Because “spirituality” is meant for personal growth, self-realization or in more layman terms; spirituality deals with the art of living Life in harmony. That is the bottom line.

    For “new” seekers, it is important to have an explanation, an intellectual understanding on how things “truly” are and what will happen in the future. This concern only shows their social conditioning. Through “education” in society, we have been conditioned to believe that ideas an ideals are important, thus we need to be able to recite them as they are taught by some “bona fide” source. That is known as “truth.” Thus, we hear often from followers: “We have the truth.”

    That only shows the consciousness of a beginner in the journey of self-knowledge.

    Brahma Kumaris has its own philosophy known by them as “knowledge.” As a BK follower I used to read anything about “knowledge” that could give me more understanding to ponder about that. I was even mesmerized by the stories of “Lakshmi and Narayan” and tried to figure out when exactly every “age” of the Kalpa ended. I also went into the “Trimurti”. Now, I can see how useless those things were. However, at the time they gave me the sensation that “I knew.”

    Looking back, I could see how my reliance on my own trained intellect was diminishing self inquire.
    “Knowledge” is only a game for beginners. It will give the sensation of “knowing” which is quite important when a person feels, how insecure and uncertain Life is.

    “How the existence of dinosaurs are able to fit into the 5000 year cycle?” That was a classical question asked to some BK seniors. Then, came the made up answers. All beliefs. Very few honest answers: “ I don’t go into that, but I am more concerned in values, meditation and spirituality.” That sort of answer was unacceptable for a “scientific minded” individual.
    Truly, it doesn’t matter if there is a 5000 year cycle, or a dinosaur eating vegetables in the Confluence age/ Golden age… That sort of “Second hand” knowledge is not knowledge at all. It is belief.

    Sometimes “knowledge” is considered below “devotion” towards distinguished members of a religious group (alive or not). That is another strong sign of a beginner in spirituality. Most likely, this devotion (bhakti) is exercised by the majority of followers, while “knowledge” is more selective, as the person has to have the “mind” to play with such stories to try to come up with new stuff. It is entertainment for the mind.

    Sakar Murlis will mention that a “Gyani soul” now, was a strong devotee (Bhakti) in a previous life. It is considered that Knowledge is the “fruit” of strong Bhakti. That is not surprise as there is the duality of the mind (knowledge) and the heart (bhakti); however, both experiences are necessary in a life path. Some may begin with knowledge and end in bhakti as well. Nevertheless, the outcome of that experience will be self-knowledge and self-love, just to know and love humanity as well. That is another level.

    In my experience with BK knowledge; I feel grateful for the “knowledge” that there is a cycle of time. The experience that time is cyclical is able to redeem us for all the activities that we may regret. That is why, the feeling of guilt is useless as those actions will occur again.

    Life is a game. Once we know that, what is the importance of knowing the “embellished stories” and “history and geography” of a board game? Just throw the dices and play! Enjoy that game….

    OBSERVE “the game” and become AWARE of it and OBSERVE the “I” to become AWARE of it. That is the most important aspect of “knowledge” also known as “becoming a detached observer”, as BapDada likes to say.

    • rosem777333 12:52 AM on August 20, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      I agree with what you wrote: “spirituality deals with the art of living Life in harmony.” To do this better it is BK gyan that helped me.

      It is unfortunate that subjects like dinosaurs became a stumbling block to you. It is like what happens among the scientists—the deeper they go into science, some scientists become atheists and others become believers in God as scientist Paul Davies rightly put it: “science offers a surer path to God than religion.”

      I used to ask “if dinosaurs suffered a mass extinction 65 million years ago following an asteroid colliding with earth or climate change. ‘Why would that event wipe out only the dinosaurs and not the other species—especially giant (Indonesian) komodo dragons, lizards and crocodiles that look almost similar to them?’ (https://www.livescience.com/9726-origin-komodo-dragon-revealed.html)

      In fact knowledge about dinosaurs actually strengthened my BK gyan. Story about dinosaurs that started from a single tooth [brought to Dr. Gideon Mantell, English obstetrician, geologist and palaeontologist] has many supporters and opponents. The discovery of its soft tissue (including stretchy ligaments with identifiable proteins, flexible transparent branching blood vessels, with the easily identifiable remains of red blood cells, even showing the nuclei, typical of reptiles, inside these vessels) by Paleontologist Mary Schweitzer which made worldwide headlines in 2005 proves that the dinosaur fossils cannot be millions of years old. Even the supporters themselves have difficulties in understanding the details, hence they make many mistakes in the movies they make about dinosaurs which make paleontologists mad. (http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/06/15/jurassic-world-dinosaurs-inaccurate-paleontologists-outrage_n_7583384.html)

      Now the question arises: Which group is right? BOTH THE GROUPS MAY NOT BE RIGHT and truth could be in between because of the following reasons: Evolutionists believe that history is linear. And if history is linear, then the event that led to the mass extinction of dinosaurs could have led to the extinction of other species too. Yet other species survived which means history is not linear.
      If history is not linear, then it must be cyclical (like everything else such as day and night, seasons, water cycle, yugas …etc). Our experience shows that quality of life and environment is getting worse and worse as time passes which means history had a perfect start. Thus history is cyclical with first half being perfect (characterized by small human population and vast environment) and second half being imperfect (characterized by increasing population and depleting resources).

      Requirement of first perfect half cannot be known now, and also, age of a fossil that belong to the perfect first half cannot correctly be ascertained in the imperfect second half because of contrasting ecosystems. Just like huge whales coexist with small fishes in the ocean, huge beings can coexist with humans in the first perfect half of the history, in harmony, taking care of special needs of that period.
      When each cycle revolves, perfect half falls into imperfect half. When such a perfect system suffers a fall, everything turns upside down with catastrophic changes taking place in every sphere. Getting killed by accidents (small and big such as natural calamities), killing on purpose (some of the humans and some of the animals began to eat the flesh of other species), some of the constructive micro organisms turning into destructive agents causing various diseases … were some of those catastrophic changes.

      When heaven-like situation changed into hell-like situation, it was like a change from order to disorder, and the world began to be called duniya (place where law and logic no longer rule the lives of people, which highlights the impure attitude of the inhabitants). When healthy thinking which resulted in healthy body and healthy environment changed into harmful thinking it would have corresponding results in bodies and environment. It means change happened everywhere—in attitude, in thinking … and even within DNA of some beings which means disorder began to manifest in various forms—sometimes gigantism and dwarfism even among same species, big species becoming small and vice versa.

      Implication of change in DNA has already been shown by Genetic Engineering (process of changing DNA in order to bring about certain characteristics in a living thing). Some of the wonders it has produced include things such as bigger, longer-lasting vegetables, trees that could absorb dirty water and make it clean again before the water is released into the air, trees that grow super-fast so that they can create stronger, higher quality wood, genetically modified plants (like grapple that is an apple that tastes exactly like a like a grape), salmon that grows faster, genetically modified animals ….etc.
      Changes happen when situation calls for such changes. For example, when such changes as extinction of species involved in a food-chain happens “biodiversity also lends genetic variability to a population, helping it adapt to fluctuating environmental conditions.” (https://sciencing.com/

      IN OTHER WORDS, BIG SPECIES SUCH AS DINOSAURS (if they really existed) SERVED SOME PURPOSE IN THE FIRST HALF OF EACH CYCLE OF HISTORY. That special purpose is over when history entered the imperfect second half and dinosaurs were no longer needed, which means dinosaurs could go extinct or become small like birds or lizard. Interestingly, dinosaurs mean just big lizard in ancient languages such as Latin, Greek [deinos = terrible + sauros = lizard] etc.


      • avyakt7- New Generation 1:23 PM on August 20, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        Thank you for your comments. You wrote: “It is unfortunate that subjects like dinosaurs became a stumbling block to you.” Actually, they did not. My other blog “Exploring the Depth of Life”, has many early BK articles about dinosaurs and how they were fit into Gyan through amazing “scientific proofs”, theories and such. The example I gave was actually a question that an Indian Brother made to a well known senior brother, when he came to visit the center that I was attending at the time. All of those things for me now, have no meaning… but they were important at the time. Life changes and so consciousness..


        • rosem777333 2:23 AM on August 21, 2019 Permalink | Reply

          You put it correctly: “Life changes and so consciousness.”

          This is the very essence of Drama. When one is in one state of mind, he wants to be in its opposite state of mind. Countries that were huge empires go into fragmentation, then they come back for reunion. USSR became many independent countries. In Europe, independent countries went for European Union—now UK is choosing Brexit. This is true in large scale and small scale; thus we have all varieties of pairs of opposite.

          This is inevitable. It’s like you try to draw a picture of SOFT flower on any surface. After the completion of the painting, flower looks soft; yet while touching it is as tough as the medium on which it is sustained. You creation is limited by the limitations of the medium you are using! Similarly, when spirit comes in association with matter, it comes into an irony—it itself is a pair of opposites which provides the ground for the appearance of a variety of pairs of opposites. Thus we have the situation where things come in pairs of opposites (such as pleasure-pain; happiness-sorrow; victory-defeat; day-night; life-death …etc). One follows the other, and one doesn’t have meaning without the other. And one even glorifies the other with one giving rise the need for the other.

          History also comes in pairs of opposites as it is a cycle of two halves. First half of history (called earthly heaven) belongs to the people of EXPANDED mind or brhamacharya [brahma = broad mind + charya = conduct, as in Acharya = “one who teaches by his conduct]. People of this phase were humans in form but divine in function showing “civil-eyed” view of broad-mindedness of treating everyone as brothers and sisters. Second half (called earthly hell) belongs to the people of CONTRACTED mind or vyabhicharya [vyabhi = getting diverted + charya = conduct], which means people of this phase were humans in form but egoistic/devilish in function showing “criminal-eyed” view of distraction/contraction into a small world of having “I” and “my” and treating others as less than brothers and sisters. In other words, there is “civilization” in the first half and “criminalization” in the second half. (Murli 22.07.2019; 29.07.2019)

          There is nothing common between these two types of people because one is for expanded love whereas the other is for contracted love. One is “undeviated and yoked with the Supreme Person” (Bhagavat Gita 8:10) hence having His perspective and are “automatically soul-conscious” (Murli 29.07.219) and the other is deviated hence having too small perspective of my and my family. Interestingly, the word for great is MAHA which is the reversal of the sounds in the word AHAM, the word for “I”. This means to live in earthly heaven one has to RETURN from small world of ego to broad-mindedness. This explains why repent means “return” (shuv, שוב) in ancient language Hebrew [spoken by Abraham who is the forefather of Jews, Christians and Muslims]

          Both the categories of people are like those travelling in opposite directions viewing each one as alienated from the other; thus first half would naturally be closed for the egoistic who are delighted in their egoistic life-style. Interestingly, in some languages the word that describes the early part of history is paradise (literally, “enclosed park” or “walled enclosure”) which has phonetic resemblance to paradesa in Indian languages. Para can mean “previous, former, different from, exceeding in quality .…etc) and desa means land/country. This reminds us of the famous expression “Paradise Lost” which divides history into two: Pre-Fall [when history was paradise] and Post-Fall [when paradise lost its qualities]. In other words, when earthly situations were heavenly it was called paradise which would later be viewed by the other group as paradesa, a place to which inhabitants of hell would not want to go, as shown in the story of Narada Maharishi. He was asked to inform about one vacancy in heaven to those in hell, but everyone refused to accept the invitation putting lame excuses. Jesus too made a similar story in which invitees to heaven made lame excuses such as ‘we are attached to property, wife etc.’ (Luke 14:15-24) This means, entry to paradise is barred to the egoistic by themselves.

          Thus first half of the history is called earthly heaven or paradise, and second half is earthly hell, or duniya, a word for the world in many languages [such as Arabic, Arumanian, Assamese, Azerbaijani; Bengali, Dari, Hausa, Hindi, Indonesian, Javanese, Kurdish, Malay, Nepali, North-Caucasian languages, Pashto, Persian, Punjabi, Swahili, Sylheti, Turkish, Urdu, Uzbek etc]. If you describe second half of a movie as boring, you obviously mean its first half was interesting. Similarly, if the second half of history is named as duniya, it obviously mean first half of history was perfect. Simply put, in the first half of history people act with niya (rationality and loyalty), in varying degree of broad-mindedness. In the second half of history people act without niya in varying degree of narrow-mindedness, hence this phase of history is rightly called duniya which is a combination of two words du (negative prefix) and niya.
          To act with niya, in Arabic, means to act with loyalty and good faith for the sake of God, being led in righteousness so naturally as though water flows downward. (Criminal Justice: Nomos XXVII edited by Ronald Pennock, John W. Chapman. page 58). Its equivalent nyaya, in Indian Languages, means ways in which something is properly done, or universal laws. And its distortion would be, duniya, where people begin to act as they like mixing good with evil, as implied in the “eating of the tree of good and evil” in the Bible (Genesis 2:17) which denotes the change from Paradise to Duniya. When the world deteriorates into Duniya, mostly irrationality and illogicality would rule the lives of people, as being witnessed today.
          Look at the glaring example of irrationality of this part of world called Duniya. In contrast what Evolution Theory implies, people chose certain life style only to become panic in the end trying to reverse the effect of their life style. See how many life style diseases we have brought through our choices. This is true in large scale also: Instead of protecting the environment, people pollute it, destroy forests and build concrete jungles ….etc which is so illogical as though cutting the very branch one sits on. And even in the face of depleting resources and increasing unemployment, overpopulating the earth continues. No wonder that far-sighted ones say “the chances are about 49 percent that the world as we know it will collapse by about 2050” mainly because of overpopulation and depleting resources. (http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/05/jared-diamond-on-his-new-book-upheaval.html) Ill-effects are often precipitous in nature with slower speed becoming faster as time passes just like butter melts in a frying pan.

          It was at this time the world is given a choice—attachment with God or attachment with wealth of this world. This is symbolically presented in Mahabharat Epic through Arjun (symbol of people who prefer God to His things) and Duryodhan (symbol of people who prefer God’s things to God) Interestingly, both the categories of people are happy in their respective choices. This is the charm of Drama. Hence Drama is also compared to Kalpa Tree which is the name of coconut tree in Indian languages because every part and every aspect of coconut tree is useful. Similarly, every part and every aspect of Drama is useful. Interestingly, when each time new Kalpa or Drama begins, early inhabitants feel “we are now (abhi) starting new (naya) drama. This insight would enable one to know how the word for acting in drama [and later in movies] became abhinaya in Indian languages.

          The above knowledge helps us in our daily life also. People who are directly taught Rajayoga by God Shiva are aware that they are now deep into the second half of the history, or duniya; hence they are not disturbed by anything that happens in this phase of history because they know irrationality and illogicality alternate in the lives of most people living now as day is followed by night; hence it is not a matter to be worried of. They are also very well convinced that next cycle is about to start in the very near future. If predictions [such as given in Bible, 2Timothy 3:1-5; Gita 4:7; Srimad Bhagavatam 12.3.32…etc] for Kaliyuga is having an overwhelming fulfillments in front of their eyes, they also know that predictions for Golden Age too will have their overwhelming fulfillment in the very near future.


  • avyakt7- New Generation 1:00 PM on July 16, 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    The double sword of guilt 

    There is no emotion which has been exploited in society as much as guilt. Guilt is the feeling of having committed an offense or a crime and thus, redemption is born magically as the other extreme of that duality.

    We could understand this very well intellectually, however; it is ingrained deep in our subconscious for this emotion has been instilled through many generations up until our days.

    Observe how this emotion is used as well as a means to “motivate” the person to act. This is a compelling opportunity to “become pure”, “better”, “perfect”, etc.

    Religions have been using this “trick” to lead followers.

    In Brahma Kumaris there are many instances to feel guilty about: Missing the daily Murli, Sleeping over Amrit Vela time, not making enough “effort”, eating food in a restaurant, having sexual thoughts, eating garlic or onions, and of course; to have sex. Every one of those “sins” will require some sort of “confession” from the “sinner” and a willful and determined intention, not to DO it again to be able to deserve redemption.

    Basically, “if you want to play the game, you need to follow the rules. If you fail, demonstrate your remorse and you will have the opportunity to keep playing”.

    Observe that there will be plenty of opportunities to “DO right from wrong”; Nevertheless, we will learn very well about feeling guilty. That emotion will linger even after the “training” is over.

    Never mind that this is a “predestined Drama” and there are no mistakes in the Unlimited. Never mind that we are only “actors” portraying a role. Never mind, that this “mistake” will repeat again for eternity; guilt will be felt as the mind, the intellect and the sanskaras have been well trained to respond in a certain way.

    That conditioning is extraordinary.

    Every “mistake” is an opportunity to learn. Observe that every society, every religion will have their own rules as to what is permitted and what is not. Therefore, it is in our best interest to dissolve that useless emotion. That will take some inner work. That is the type of work that I refer to as necessary to liberate a conditioned mind.

    Emotions will persist and they will entangle with other emotions which in turn will be weaving larger threads of psychological knots, which could be quite difficult to untie. To untangle each knot means a lesson learned in Life.

    It is very easy to say: ” Don’t feel guilty”; but that is the failure of words and learned concepts, “knowledge” when we are dealing with our own psychology.

    Nevertheless, in the OBSERVATION of how guilt arises and what it does, resides its own dissolution; for Life will show us the path. Without this careful observation, there is no rock to hold onto while falling in the abyss of guilt.

    As guilt is a primary tool used in our society to condition individuals, it is important to realize that learning has its own sticker price, which will need to be paid in full. Thus, there is no need to add remorse and the emotion of unworthiness for the law of cause and effect makes sure to keep things in balance, until we learn.

    Therefore, guilt is an infantile emotion. The type that a little dog learns to feel if it made a “mistake” inside the house, but unlike a human a being; that experience does not linger in a dog as a trauma. Something to learn from our “best friends.”

    Brahma Kumaris is without a doubt a “school” (University) to learn the art of de-conditioning and conditioning. Those skills will prove necessary in our Life.

  • avyakt7- New Generation 10:39 PM on June 18, 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    The flavor of personal experience aka “practice.” 

    I have full appreciation for the BK movement. For me, it was like my “elementary school” in “Spirituality.”
    Many of the elements I was taught by the BK movement are still with me, those are part of my personality now. Those have helped me to understand “spirituality” beyond a simple concept to follow.

    “Spirituality” is to learn to live Life harmoniously. We will need to learn to feel our balance. That is known as harmony.
    Balance cannot be defined or described. It is not a concept. The world exists through balance. Some put things in, we label that as “good”. Others, will take away. We label that as “bad.” Nevertheless, when these movements are harmonious, there is balance.

    The same is within.

    Society will give a perspective of Life. We learn to compete, to “advance”, to “make our own future”, etc. It is like trying to obtain a comfortable position then, we think we have “arrived.” That view is typically taken to extremes and we see people out of balance. To harmonize this view of Life a counterpart is needed. We have been exposed to religious or “spiritual” views to gain that balance.
    Nevertheless in those religious, “spiritual” teachings; we learned that we can “advance” as well, we can become “somebody.” India has been great in giving hierarchies to many “saints” in this respect. You have the swamis, the Paramahansas, the mahatmas etc. All those labels mean “achievement” to laymen. However, those achievements are not something to “have” like money, power or position in society. Those things are related with “being”, inner work rather than outer achievement.

    Spirituality is not an achievement.” It is to outgrow limitations. Those limits are very personal.

    A BK follower will need to be attentive to this; otherwise, what he will “practice” is only a sophisticated, subtle version of society’s teachings: Another way to achieve name and fame which may have meaning inside the BK institution, but otherwise meaningless in Life.

    Society pulls one way. Religions pull another. Those “pulls” are typically seen as contradictory by intelligent individuals. How is it possible to talk about brotherhood, when there is continuous “back-stabbing” behaviors in society? We see continuous fights, wars at different levels. That contradiction will bring a dissonance in the minds of people. Dishonesty is the outcome. Guilt and shame will be the emotions to experience.
    Talk one way, act in a different way. Neurosis.

    The same principle holds true while embracing the BK movement. It is like a little society inside society. Any extreme will not bring harmony, balance.

    Observe that any practice should have a particular “flavor” to be enjoyed. Without that “flavor”, things will turn bitter.
    “As it is your food, so your mind,” it is said in the BK movement. Therefore, as long as there is “flavor” in a “practice”, we will be in balance. Once the flavor is gone, perhaps is time to change. Look for another “flavor”.

    Have you read about the Life of Ramana Maharshi? Observe that he was honest with his own experience. He left society because he experienced a greater “flavor.” He wanted that. Observe some of his “followers.” They did not experience any type of flavor. They merely wanted to experience what Ramana had and thought that by following his “austerities”, they will experience the same. Truth is, Ramana did not follow any “austerities”. He only wanted to experience the flavor that he knew, without the worries of society. Thereby; he left society. Some label that “renunciate” although there wasn’t any type of renunciation on his part.
    There is much to learn about that.

    Be honest with your own experience. It may not be the one that is “supposed to be”, but it is yours at a particular time. That is the starting point. It may change later on.
    Life is change, anyway. We only have to be “real” for change to be “real.”

  • avyakt7- New Generation 7:02 AM on April 3, 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    Giving your bones for the Yagya 

    The Sakar Murli does a very good job in cheering up and even motivating the BK follower, into a particular behavior, a path.
    However, extremes are known in its interpretation. A follower who is eager to belong, to be recognized or even to believe in earning a better place in the after life, will do what is necessary in his mind, to comply. Sometimes, compliance has been equated with taking his own life.

    “Giving your bones to the Yagya” is such a bright example.
    The “Yagya” is one of those words which every BK knows what it is, but no one could be specific about it. “The Yagya” is open to interpretation and thus, extremes.

    The “sacrificial fire” ( as yagya is commonly translated) could be anything. However, it is important to notice that “sacrifice” of any kind does not add up to “spiritual enlightenment,” on the contrary, it is a sign of trouble, repression.
    “Love” being the magic word, is not sacrifice.

    “Love” is hard to understand when there is lack of experience. When someone is controlled by his own mind; the next best thing is “sacrifice.”

    All I could share is that there is no ideal in the BK system which is worth for someone to sacrifice his own life.

    Our lives are sacred. Ideals are only inventions of the mind.

    • Gayathri 11:59 AM on April 3, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Om shanti.
      Let me explain : Yagya means the whole BK organisation. Serving the yagya with body, mind, and wealth is encouraged.

      Sacrifice oneself to the sacrificial fire – to surrender completely, including one’s ego to the yagya.
      To give one’s bones – to give all that one could give.

      ‘Too give one’s bones is an idiom. There used to be a sage by name Dadhichi. He gave his bones for a good cause. The story is given below.

      Long long ago there was a demon named Vritrasura. He was full of pride. He started a battle with the Deities. He was so powerful that the Deities were finding it difficult to defeat him. In order to seek guidance about how defeat the demon, Indra, the king of Deities went to Bhagawan Vishnu. Bhagawan Vishnu suggested that a weapon made from the bones of Dadhichi Rishi (Sage) would be able to vanquish the demon.

      All the Deities were now facing a dilemma. Because Dadhichi Rishi was a very loving, helpful and calm Sage. How should they ask such a holy man for his own bones? Bhagawan Vishnu advised Deity Indra to go to Dadhichi Rishi and explain everything to him in detail, as after hearing their plight Dadhichi Rishi would happily end his life and give his bones for making the weapon.

      Deity Indra along with his retinue went to Dadhichi Rishi. The noble sage heartily welcomed everyone and politely asked Indra the reason for his visit. Indra said, “We have all come to you to ask for something. We need a weapon to destroy Vritrasura. We need your bones to make that weapon. We cannot do this without your assistance.” Dadhichi Rishi immediately replied, “I shall give up my life and surrender my body to you. Then you can do whatever you want.” With the help of His Yogic powers Dadhichi Rishi gave up his life. The Deities removed the bones from his body and crafted the powerful Vajrayudha (thunderbolt weapon). With powerful mantras guiding the Vajrayudha the Deities were able to destroy Vritrasura.


      • avyakt7- New Generation 2:33 PM on April 3, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        Thank you for the explanation, Gayathri.
        To give up one’s life could be encouraged if one has reached that sage stage. Then, one is giving out of love, out of selfesness, otherwise, it is only a display of ego.
        Thus, to compare the gesture of Dadhichi with the one of a BK follow er, may be out of context.


    • Gayathri 10:41 AM on April 4, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Agree. 🙂


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