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  • avyakt7- New Generation 6:24 PM on January 31, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Message 3 – The Truth. 

    Brahma Kumaris teaches that DOING can change BEING. DO certain repetitive actions to become more “spiritual,” “pure.”
    That is a fence, a line defining a view of Life.

    Avyakt7-NG shares that there is no DOING that could change BEING.
    That is another fence defining a view of Life.
    Between those 2 extremes, many religions have put their own fences, their own lines or spaces of perception of Life.

    The Buddha taught the “middle way.” That is yet another fence. The “middle” of what? Of 2 fences. The mind and its conditioning will give you the ‘yes’ and the ‘no.’ Those are 2 fences. Look in the “middle” of that.

    Thus, which fence is the “truth”?
    It is not a matter of “choosing” the “right” fence. Every fence is merely a confined space of perception of Life.
    Once you build your own fence, you will find your own “truth.” But it is never the “truth.”

    Life does not have fences. Humans have built those.
    Is that the “truth”?

    Now that it is written…. It is not.

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    • Dinesh Chawla 9:01 AM on February 5, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Well, sometimes I too feel that I am being led towards truth by the life in the exact opposite direction of BKs. For example, they say “Mind, Intellect and Sanskars” are together a Soul, I function through these parts, but my understanding based on whatever I have explored says the opposite that, these three things are parts of our Ego and not the Soul. Well, I am still at a very beginning of everything, but I kind of enjoy it. 🙂
      And one more thing, earlier I used to feel that “Failure is a Failure”, but actually it is a part of heading towards Sucess, I used to feel upset when Baba used to say “Do this and you will Be this”, so I used to try that DOING, but I wasn’t BEING what Baba used to say!! So I started just BEING and accepting slowly everything because the drama is there and it is beneficial for everyone.

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      • ahnanda 9:19 AM on February 7, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Discover your own “truth.” Let it change for the “truth” in Life, is that Life is change.

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        • Dinesh Chawla 9:55 AM on February 7, 2018 Permalink | Reply

          Hmm yeah bro, but discovering your own truth requires to risk a lot of things in Life, I explore Buddhism where Siddhartha risked everything that he had including his body too!! That much courage to risk everything, that’s too difficult buddy! Well Let’s see 🙂

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  • avyakt7- New Generation 8:10 AM on October 10, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Question: Buddha seeing ShivBaba in his meditation? 

    In the second lesson when they give the introduction of the father (Shiv Baba), they associate Gautam Bhudda and Mahavira as well in that lesson, claiming that they witnessed Shiv baba in their meditation, especially about Gautam Bhudda. Now my exploration of Bhuddism says that either Bhudda never spoke about God or he spoke just once or twice about God. He never claimed to find God or witness God in his meditation. Can you please share your view point on this thing and comment on Gautam Bhudda’s view on God as well. 

    Thank you for your question.
    I’d recommend not to get caught up in what some say that someone else said.
    To do this, is to only get meaningless intellectual answers based on beliefs or debates or “authoritative” answers, which are of no help at all.

    I will share my own experience instead.
    The word “God” has many meanings. I am not talking about definitions or concepts. Beyond that, there are experiences which are different from one individual to another.

    These “chosen ones” or more likely their followers, didn’t want to leave things as they ARE, unique experiences in Life; but yet they were concerned in having the “truth.” All sorts of arguments could be made for this purpose, which do not matter at all.

    When you discover that you ARE not, that there is no “static thing” defining “you” but only words; labels… what would be God then?

    A definition? A label such as “shiv baba” or “yehova,” etc?

    When “you” ARE nothing, “you” are everything. Why?
    Because you are not, but you are. This is no logic. Language cannot put that to be intellectually understood.
    Isn’t God included in your nothingness? Aren’t you the “image” of God?
    Sai Baba said: “ I am God and so are you. The difference is that I am aware and you are not.”
    This could be fully “understood” when “you” are aware of that nothingness. When that is not part of your awareness, then misinterpretation will occur:” Yeah, and the criminal is God and so the dog and the cat…. Nonsense!”

    Buddha was aware of his nothingness. How could he describe “God” through words? Perhaps by saying “God is everything and is everywhere?”
    Then, someone caught up with the “I” will say, “That is nonsense. God is only one.”
    Although… Everyone has his own experience and belief of “Him.”

    “God is light.” It is said. So he is darkness as well, for there is only light when there is darkness.  They are together. He is EVERYTHING.

    “God is a soul. The Supreme soul.”
    What is a soul? A container of Emptiness. Nothingness. The Buddha discovered that. God IS the supreme nothingness and because of that, the supreme Everything-ness.

    Does it make sense?
    Perhaps that is why the Buddha wisely, chose not to speak about it.

    When we are trapped in the “I,” we believe that God has to be another “I” different than MINE.
    When we are trapped in the “I” we believe that “we” are the only ones existing. If something supernatural occurs, it must be “god.”
    Trapped in the “I” we are ignorant that there are many types of beings physical and non-physical. Our experience with a particular one will make our “god.”

    Therefore, what is the point of Buddha seeing Shiv Baba in his meditation?
    It means absolutely nothing, other than propaganda for a belief system.

    What matters is to discover who you ARE.
    Once you discover that, you will discover the problems of putting that into human language and the misunderstandings that such attempts will bring.

    I found is better to say nothing, unless someone is ready to understand when you say something. That goes with “God” as well.

    For the common good.

     

     
    • Dinesh Chawla 9:41 AM on October 10, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks a lot, Ahnanda, for taking up my question and helping me to move towards experience rather than just words.
      But honestly, to be No-I is the most difficult thing one can try for! I observe that you have spoken about the No-I, “You are not there”, “still you are there” in all of the answers for my questions, not just those questions but in your articles too. I observe these experiences but the moment I stop observing, the mind and Ego comes back within no time.
      And you know most of the people, just like I did, want a God just to reduce sorrow in their life. But in my case the sorrow and all the suffering that was there before and after being a God believer was same. So I needed No-God stuff. well, the drama has its own way to take me ahead. Thanks again Ahnanda 🙂 Om Shanti 🙂

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      • avyakt7- New Generation 10:17 AM on October 10, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        “No-I” is not something to “try” to “make effort,” it happens when your time has arrived.
        Until then, enjoy the intricacies of the “I,” observe it, learn from it, BE it. There is no rush, as the Drama will present the doors at the right time…. when we are ready to open them. No before, no after, but at the right time… Wah Drama, wah!

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  • avyakt7- New Generation 5:33 AM on September 7, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    The fear of BEING myself 

    Every religion or belief system understood by the collective consciousness, as having the “truth” is about the chance of BECOMING something.

    In Brahma Kumaris there are all sorts of “good things” that a follower could become: An Angel, a Deity, God’s helper, A serviceable soul, A gyany soul, A yogi soul, A “true” Brahmin (pukka,) etc.

    Christianity has its share of BECOMING as well: An angel, a Seraphim a Cherubim, Archangels, Saints, Church protectors, pope, cardinals, priests, etc.

    Any other organized religion has similar hierarchy to entice a follower into something “worthwhile” to become. Mundane parents will instigate their offspring to become a doctor, a lawyer, the president, etc.
    Do we see the parallel?
    That is the way the conditioned human mind works. There is always a need for an objective. Without objectives, without something to achieve, we wouldn’t know what to DO with our lives.

    The goal is there but the “method” to achieve it, is the thing sold by a religion, a system, a guru, etc. Someone has to come up with the “right method” to follow.

    “Success” is measured once the objective is reached, through our ability to follow a “method.” Our society wants to make every imaginable objective into some sort of easy to achieve, fool proof shortcut. “Spirituality” is no less.

    The promise of becoming something “important” drives the follower’s ego into some “divine” goal. However, the “mundane” goal is not different as far as consciousness is concerned.

    Picture this: I follow some method by some religion and then when I die, followers say that “I became an angel.”
    Who is there to check that? How do I check it?
    It is all a matter of belief or the experience of a few. Nevertheless, whether that story is true or not, it does not matter at all.

    The experience of a different consciousness it is not related with how well we know someone’s story.

    Because I know the story of Brahma Baba or Jesus, because I follow what I believe to be their steps, it does not mean that I will be like them.
    What Jesus, Buddha and Brahma Baba had in common?
    They were human beings whose expression of consciousness were misinterpreted, by the immense majority while they were alive. Once they were dead, their stories became popular. At that point, a follower may become an “authority” about their guru life story. Then, the hierarchy is built among followers with the “intention” (that is the excuse) of “becoming like him.” From that point on, distortion of “teachings” is guarantee.

    That sort of silly, empty pursue  of becoming like someone else, is covering the “real” thing, the core of our existence, that is the realization of who we ARE.

    BEING, observing who we ARE, becoming AWARE of that who we call “I,” is relegated into oblivion.
    Instead, let me collect pictures and photos of my “beloved guru.” Let me pray to him to get me something or other, to intercede for me. Let his memory make miracles for me, so I can become someone “special” in this Life.

    That sort of infantile nonsense is very typical of some grown-ups. All they need is a promise that they can BECOME someone else.

    That is exactly the point where their lack of self-esteem starts.
    That fear of BEING themselves to learn from themselves, is taking them to worship another, for there is no love for self.

    When a human being is in that state of consciousness, he is not ready yet to grow. Their support system relies on someone to tell them what is “right.”  However, that is the beginning of the journey.

    For the common good.

     
    • Dinesh 1:23 PM on September 10, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      This article simply told me that I m at the beginning of my journey…thanks bro ☺

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  • avyakt7- New Generation 8:00 AM on April 20, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    The game of self-realization 

    The path of self-realization has many curves in it. It is not straightforward as any method will try to teach.
    When a person is ready for this trip, what is known, that is his current conditioning, society, may need to be left aside.
    How could anyone realize the intimate link between a person and society unless that individual is removed from it?

    There are many stories of self-realized individuals who left society of their time while in the process of self-realization, just to come back later on.
    Buddha, Mahavira even Jesus left their society. Other lesser known self-realized individuals, lived with their gurus or alone while in the process of being removed from the old conditioning.

    Similarly, that is the intention of religious systems known as “cults” by society. A follower eventually will be gone from society.
    He will adopt new ways, new beliefs, new behaviors which are not the common practice of society, labeled as “normal.”

    Individuals who do not know the process of de-conditioning, could perceive this as negative, a byproduct of joining a cult. For the follower, this will be about obtaining some ideal, such as having the truth, working for God, leaving the corrupt ways of society, etc.

    I am not saying that “cults” are good or bad. At this point, I hope that those 2 little words are left aside by readers, to understand what Avyakt7-NG is trying to convey in these articles. “Cults” or religious groups have a purpose, which is to give the follower another conditioned perspective away from mainstream society.

    A Brahma Kumaris follower, basically will change the conditioning of society to replace it with a new conditioning. Very few individuals will realize what is going on and thus, take advantage of the “lesson.”

    Through the teaching of “We are right, you are wrong” a sense of pride will arise. By belonging to a group deemed to be “better” a sense of superiority arises. Ego.

    Through that petty ideal, an individual does not realize that Life does not have value systems, beliefs, or morality, those are human creations. The effect of an action, will be specific to the type of “game” someone is playing. For instance, if we steal, there are consequences in this society. If an animal “steals” from another, consequences are different. Why?
    It is a different game, “stealing” does not exist there. Nevertheless, we continue stuck in “good and bad, right and wrong” labeling any action based on our type of “game” and holding that standard as the only “truth.”

    If we were aware of how conditioning changes, on how easily we could take a set of beliefs to replace another, we could be free from all of them, without rejecting none of them, for this game of Self-realization is not about having the “truth” but it is about BEING “true” to ourselves.

    For the common good.

     
    • Dinesh 2:26 PM on April 20, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      To change the conditioning of the society, by 360 degree, BKism is not enough. Isn’t it so Ahnanda?

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      • ahnanda 2:27 PM on April 21, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        BK ism is part of society, an ingredient of the cake of change… But not the cake itself.

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