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  • 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.”

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  • 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.

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      • 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.

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

      Agree. 🙂

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

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

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

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

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

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

    All those words point to the same thing.

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

     
  • avyakt7- New Generation 10:30 AM on February 27, 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    On Vegetarianism and Veganism 

    In Brahma Kumaris, there is a belief that some kind of food items are “pure”. Items which are not considered in their list, are considered “rajasic” or “tamasic” (that is middle and lower quality of value.)

    In Brahma Kumaris to consume cows’ milk is considered “satopradhan” or “pure.” Milk is considered a “satvic” food in Hinduism even though its animal origin. However, eggs are considered “rajasic or tamasic” depending on your source of authority.
    It is said that yogis believed that milk coming from a “happy cow” is good for humans. Of course, pasteurization made this “satvic” food into a problem. However, the belief on milk being “satvic” continued on. There is also the “problem” of fertilized eggs vs. non-fertilized eggs for those who want to eat “vegan” eggs.

    Humans follow traditions but are unable to consider the changes that time will bring. What was “true” yesterday, may not be today.
    A “happy cow” back then, may not be now. As much as we like to generalize ideas to make them fit into our philosophies, these usually do not fit “reality.”

    Our minds keep on making distinctions, separating, labeling things and putting them into little boxes. That is how Veganism and Vegetarianism appeared. Originally the intention may have been for personal gain, to eat something beneficial for spiritual reasons, then; it changed into the ideal of “ahimsa” to protect animals from unnecessary suffering. Now, both ideals are somewhat close to socio-political movements. Their focus is to prevent animal cruelty in society. They believe that to be a priority, a matter of conviction, of morality, etc. The label then changed into Radical Veganism.

    Nowadays, many may consider capitalism as a source of animal cruelty. Of course, ultimately it goes back to human beings who are “pushed by the systems into compliance to make a living.”

    We humans are too many. Overpopulation is the source of many “problems.” The forces of the market (the haves vs. the have nots) benefit from this, but not our planet. Vegan movements may want to extend their view and consider the planet. Vegans would like to put their ideas to help animals in practice, however; other humans strongly disagree. How could they push their view? How to convince others?

    Observe how the original yogi belief in eating healthy to keep the body well for meditation changed into a social movement of compassion fueled by our political conditioning and personal agendas.

    The traditional “happy cow” may be a dream now. We need Scientists to tell us when a cow is happy. We have lost our ability to empathize.

    A few weeks ago, I read an article suggesting that plants may feel pain. Scientists are working on that. Because a plant does not have a central nervous system, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they cannot sense distress or pain in their own way. People who are acquainted with plants, living with them, may be more knowledgeable about them but… we need “proof” from our beloved science, then we will believe although, it is blind faith for it will not be our personal experience.

    What about if I dare to say that minerals, stones also have consciousness? That may be a far out thought of a crazy man! Let us wait for a scientist to take up the study.

    Life and death are a reality in Life. In the wild animals will kill to survive. Humans do not have that need, but as our “science” is advancing, we may find out that all creatures on Earth living in duality will experience pain and pleasure in their own ways.
    Humans have brought an element of egotistical nature that is non existent in the wild, in Nature.
    What is that?
    Exploitation. We exploit animals and now plants. The market offers “cruelty free products” to support those who became a new market segment. After all, it is all about profit.

    Where am I going with this writing?
    Nowhere. It is merely food for thought.
    Adopting veganism doesn’t necessarily mean a change of consciousness, but someone who has experienced a change of consciousness will typically be vegetarian or vegan but he will not reject meat if necessary. That person will be beyond the pretty labels of Vegan, Vegetarian, Satvic, etc.
    If all people were vegetarians / vegans then we will have an overpopulation of animals as they will have less space to live thanks to human growth. Great exploitation of plants could be a reality at that point.

    Therefore, Life supports the vegan and the non-vegan, for both are necessary to keep a balance.
    Let us remember that Life is not concerned in supporting human morality, what religions and philosophies taught us to be “right” but rather; Life is about balance, harmony.
    Those trapped in the duality of “right and wrong” will not be able to understand this.

     
    • ex-l 8:41 AM on March 5, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      “If all people were vegetarians / vegans then we will have an overpopulation of animals as they will have less space to live thanks to human growth”

      Hmmn, not so I think.

      We are discussing some sort of utopian idealism here (what if the world became vegan tomorrow?), but, on one hand, there would be a temporary re-adjustment while the current levels of domesticated “food animals” lived out their natural lives (we don’t need to kill and eat them to keep them down); on the other hand, there would be a huge re-population of species that we have slaughter to the point of extinction to their natural levels, (eg it’s interesting to read ancient accounts of how populated the oceans once were with sea mammals).

      Nature does not need us to manage its balance, it needs us to stop messing with it.

      The point I am making here is more about not providing excuses for individuals not to be “as vegan as possible”, which is the current imperative.

      It is worth point out that, in my opinion, there needs to be a refinement of idea of what “vegan” means, of what is “most vegan”, defining veganism as a “least harm” principle, both to animals, the environment and outselves.

      For example, as I think you are saying, it is a paradox that rigid metropolitan veganism is actually not the most vegan way of life (least harm) if the principles are applied in, say, harsh, remote environments. What is correctly “vegan” for a modern metropolis, is not vegan – nevermind not possible – for someone living in the remote Andes or Hindu Kush.

      I became vegan during my time as a BK, over 30 years ago and have never found a need to relinquish it. The anti-vegan coercion and manipulation I experience from the BK leadership and their then negativity to we “health bhagats” as they called up, certainly led up to my leaving.

      There is no excuse for the BKWSU not to adopt an “as vegan as possible” principle, especially in the developed nations and modernised areas of India.

      It is evidence of their unenlightened, unresolved, morally compromised state that they don’t; and that the leadership has been resisting it for over 3 decades.

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      • avyakt7- New Generation 7:47 AM on March 6, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        Generalizations as we know, cannot be true. However, those make a good example, simple and easy to follow. My point is that both, vegetarians and non-vegetarians are needed. However, the main issue behind those labels is the fact that we humans are too many. We are taking away lands which otherwise, are used by animals and plants in the wild and that help maintain the balance, the Eco-system. We exploit natural resources for profit and deplete them but keep on growing our population. That is the main issue.

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    • Himanaya 11:49 AM on April 22, 2019 Permalink | Reply

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     
  • avyakt7- New Generation 5:10 AM on January 9, 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    Brahma Kumaris Meditation 

    Out of all the practices that BK teaches, without a doubt, BK meditation is the one that I obtained greater practical benefit and the one that I would recommend.

    “The power of vibrations” was only another tall story until I was able to experience that. It is to not only sit in a room and send “peaceful vibrations.” It is the power of BEING which already carries vibrations everywhere we go.
    A particular room will have the vibes of those who inhabit it. That principle has helped me into my Life.

    What it used to be to sit and “visualize ShivBaba”; now is to sit and think about nothing, except to feel myself, out of that nothingness, something from inside appears. That is to listen to myself.
    I had good experiences with “god” or without “him”, which leads me to believe that it just depends how deeply we are into meditation.
    Depth is a matter of feeling. Deep feelings means deeper experiences.
    “Super sensuous joy” is the expression of a deep feeling. It is also known as the “inner smile.”

    Sexuality also produces a similar sensation once the energy rises towards the forehead. That is when sex becomes another meditative state.

    Meditation will take our consciousness to a different place, which brings moments of feeling elation, bliss and peace. It is hard to describe through words, what could only be known through our own experience, that is why; two people could use very different words to express yet, a similar experience, which in turn could be confusing for those only listening to the words, the description.

    It does not matter how long someone could sit in meditation, if the mind wonders all the time affecting our ability to feel.
    Someone could force himself to sit for 3 hours without moving a limb. That is a nice physical feat; however, the value resides in freeing ourselves from the games of the mind and to connect with oneself, Life, God or whoever we believe; through the force of the heart. That in BK is known as “yoga.”
    Therefore, there is no yoga of the mind; when yoga; takes place in “no-mind.”

     
  • avyakt7- New Generation 8:46 AM on September 19, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Learning “virtues” through the mind 

    One of the aspects that I remember in my experience as a BK, was the emphasis on learning “spiritual virtues” through the understanding of the mind.
    For instance, before the BK experience; I used to behave with discipline. This is something that I learned through the practice of sports not through any kind of spiritual class. Others observed that I had “discipline.” That is how that word came into my experience. Then, “discipline” was part of the definition I had about myself.

    There are 2 aspects to recognize once the mind is engaged with a definition.
    First, was my inability to be flexible with “my discipline.” The definition I had about myself was so strong that did not allow me to change patterns according to the circumstance. In the long run, this “discipline” became a tyrant as flexibility wasn’t allowed. “Will power” was misused many times to force myself to DO things.
    In the BK world, this scene was resolved through the use of yet another word: Love.
    DO things with love. The ideal of the mind about doing things with “love” inflicted even further pain and discomfort, which was covered with the ideal of being “disciplined.” That brought acceptance of self-denial and the misunderstanding that this, was in fact love.

    The second aspect is that this definition of myself as “disciplined” was one of the “virtues” I would use to describe myself. The typical question in BK retreats was: “Name 2 virtues which describe yourself.”
    Obviously, discipline was there. “Myself” was enhanced with this label. “ I have discipline. I need to acquire other virtues.” It never came to my mind how the extension of this “good” word or virtue, could even hurt me.

    Let us take a look at other “virtue” in the Bk world (Thanks to my sister Raysha for this.)
    In the BK world, generosity; typically comes from the mind. BKs will “practice generosity.” That “practice” leads necessarily to comparison with others, since the mind compares in order to check if in fact, “I am generous now.”
    As a consequence, this understanding of the mind of what generosity is; will bring greater ego in the BK follower. The “I am generous,” necessarily will find those who are not. “I am pure,” will necessarily compare with those who aren’t. Otherwise, how can I use that label to define myself as “improving”?

    “I am generous, disciplined,” etc. only shows the extension of the ego.
    When generosity comes from BEING, from the heart; that generosity cannot be defined. It cannot be put into words for others to “practice.”
    “Dadi only has 3 sets of clothes.” If dadi uses that example to inflict the value of austerity onto others, that shows that this value enhances her perception of self. This austerity is used to enhance ego.

    Avyakt7-NG understands that for beginners, there is a need to put words and definitions for everything. There is a need to label what is “good” from what is “bad.” However, if there is lack of depth; our “spiritual world” will be stuck in labels and practices. We will not be able to grow beyond the mind.
    “Virtues” do not “work” by themselves. In Life, harmony and balance are way more important.

    Discipline and flexibility are ONE. Without discipline, flexibility is self-indulgence. Without flexibility, discipline is tyranny. There is no “line” dividing both. There is no way for the mind to understand when to “use” one and not the other. It is a matter of feeling the balance and for that, we need to go away from the mind and its conditionings.

     
  • avyakt7- New Generation 6:32 AM on July 25, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Brahma Kumaris knowledge denies the existence of a universal God 

    One of the paradoxical aspects of understanding Gyan deeply, is that the label known as “god” and associated with an all-powerful being who created the Universe and who is the cause of all effects, cannot exist in BK gyan.
    Truly, Brahma Kumaris knowledge doesn’t allow for a universal “God.”

    What is the main task of “god” according to Brahma Kumaris knowledge?
    To give theoretical knowledge, known as “gyan.” Other than that, there is no use/need of “god” whatsoever.
    For that reason, “yoga” came into existence: The connection to ”take away our sins.” However, that only works if we become BK followers. The main requisite then, is to be a BK follower to have access to this “God.” That is why, there cannot be a universal God in BK, who could be accessed by everyone.

    By the way, this is the main issue with all religions believing in a “god.” It is THEIR god only.
    Brahma Kumaris is using a universal label to depict a being that should be confined to the BK world. In India, the universal label “Shiva” was used to identify the BK God. That label has an impact there as Hindus will recognize it.
    How is it possible to link Shiva (God) with Brahma Baba?
    That became the task. It is a source of confusion for most BKs. In fact, most BKs do not know the differences between Shiva, Brahma, Dada Lekhraj, Subtle Brahma and BapDada. That confusion added mystery as no one could clearly pinpoint who is who. Not even the Murlis. It is all up to the word of the administration or just to err on the safe side, we could use the label “god” on every instance.
    At the end of the day, none of that matters.

    What matters is the message of this god.
    A message is something that will touch every individual in a different way, for individuals will interpret the message according to their own experience. Thus, a literal interpretation of the message without considering the intended audience, the historical time, translation and degree of consciousness of the translator, could lead to many misinterpretations.

    For instance, if a prospect BK now (2018) enjoys sex with his wife, if you tell him that ”sex is a sin” or some other colorful label depicted in Sakar Murlis, then if that person follows that “instruction,” without a doubt that person will be repressing sex. That is not good for him. He will not be honest with his own experience as he will THINK that following that direction will be best for him. If the direction is followed and the potential follower is unaware of the repression then inner struggle is sure to follow. Even a disease which will be labeled as “settling karma,” could occur. Thus, the BK system is helpful if we are aware of these inner dissonances. To discover that inner lie, is what is all about.

    That label “God,” has been misused and misunderstood throughout history, but many have invested their wealth, their power, their own lives just to continue with the convenient illusion. That label is indeed controlling the collective mind.

    The Sakar Murli mentioned: “ I am bound by the Drama.” [Shiva/God said that] And so are we. Above that ‘god,’ there is the Drama. Many BKS are completely unaware of this, even though they may hear the Murlis many times. Why is that? Because of their conditioning, not from the religion but from society and their learned beliefs. We come programmed with that to the BK world, so it is easy to accept a small deviation from the well known “truth” of  a “god.”

    The avyakt Murlis have a more accurate label for BapDada, that is the “Father.” BapDada is the father of BKs.

    Want to worship and LOVE something UNIVERSAL? Worship the “Drama.” However, let me take away that tasteless label, “Drama” and label things as they are: Worship LIFE.
    LIFE is it. LIFE is as UNIVERSAL as a label could be. It is equally accessible to all.

     
  • avyakt7- New Generation 7:02 AM on May 9, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    The significance of mantras, practices and rituals. 

    Some “spiritual practices” rely on rituals to attempt to give a believer a particular experience.

    We could send “rays of peace” or open our “third eye with the help of a crystal,” etc. All of that becomes part of the paraphernalia of spirituality or religious beliefs.

    According to my experience, there are some practices that indeed offer some of the prescribed benefits, such as “opening the third eye,” and “the ability to send energy of peace,” however, unless the adept is ready for this, nothing will happen.

    If Joe Doe sits for meditation for the first time, that becomes a beginning of his path. Because he is asked to send “rays of peace to the world,” that may not happen; but still is beneficial for Joe, as he has never thought that this could be possible. Up to that point, he only knew that cutting a check for some tax exempt institution in the name of “peace,” is the way to “help” the world. Now he knows something new.

    What is important to observe, is that “spiritual experiences” will happen according to the readiness of the seeker. If that person is more in tune with subtle energies, an “experience” is likely.
    Nevertheless, those experiences are only natural consequences of BEING. Most “normal” seekers are constantly looking for them even though, they are not ready. Having “experiences” is not an indication of the degree of spiritual evolvement of someone.

    For instance, Brahma Baba was a self -realized being at the end of his corporeal Life. He had done many “practices” which were copied by subsequent followers. Their thought (followers) was that by copying what he had done, then a similar effect will be experienced by them.
    It doesn’t work that way.
    Nevertheless, those practices in time became “mantras,” “rituals,” and considered “divine activities.” Followers made up those things based on their limited and conditioned understanding of Life.

    How do “I” become ready?
    By forgetting about that idea. To DO something for a “purpose” is what we have been conditioned to believe. A different consciousness, does not happen because “I” want, but because “I” deserve. That is why, methods, practices and rituals have no meaning for a person who is experiencing the process of self-realization, but for those who don’t, there is meaning and benefit.

    A ritual, mantra, meditation or method are positive ways to give an incentive to a seeker, a discipline to follow, even though the “higher goal”(whatever it is) will not be achieved through those things. At the same time, those things are not important for those who are already experiencing a different consciousness. It is all relative and paradoxical depending on where you ARE in Life.

     
  • avyakt7- New Generation 7:08 AM on April 25, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Finding your “spiritual” path 

    There are no religions in the World holding the “truth.” There are no religions in the world with exclusivity of “God.”
    The above statement is the outcome of my journey, a new consciousness. That consciousness is not my own making. It happened because it was my time. There is no other “reason” beyond that.

    What I share, needs to be found by yourself. “Truth” is not a matter of belief or repetition of ideas. No matter who the authority is behind “enlightened” words, truth cannot be found there.

    There is no religion nor society who could quench the need of the egotistical person to have things under control. Security of salvation or a “high status” in the afterlife is part of a childish game to keep followers under control. Paradoxically, the one who looks to control, is the one controlled.

    According to our society, a Life without “achievements” is a worthless life. Nevertheless, a Life without popularity and recognition of “achievements,” is suitable for inner observation when our consciousness is able to feel a connection with everything. Without this connection, an individual will only follow yet another idea, practice or “method,” hoping that his goal of “self-realization” or to be “better” could be “achieved.”  “Spirituality” (The art of living Life in harmony) is not an achievement but a consequence. It happens. It is not “done.”

    No one has the “only true path” for every person is different.
    Become aware of your uniqueness, then your path will find you.
    We do not find our path. We slide into it.

     
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