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  • avyakt7- New Generation 1:11 PM on July 14, 2021 Permalink | Reply
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    A deeper view of Duality through poetry and painting 

    “The fool thinks that the egg comes from the bird-or else that the egg comes from the bird. The wise man knows that they come from each other. The egg falls from the bird and, grotesque as it sounds to say it, that is all there is to the doctrine of the fall. The bird rises from the egg, and that is all there is from the doctrine of evolution. Logically contradictory as the two doctrines are, until imagination “marries” them the truth, Blake believes, will not be born.”

    Extract from “Blake’s fourfold vision”. by Harold C. Goddard – Pendle Hill pamphlet page 18.

    The above quoted paragraph is from a small treaty on William Blakes’s life and poetry. Blake was an English poet, painter and printmaker. He was believed to be ‘crazy’ due to his spiritual visions and misinterpreted poetry. Needless to say, he was little known during his lifetime. Even today when reading some of his poetry (“The Marriage of Heaven and Hell” comes to mind) most conditioned individuals will not understand the depth of what he is trying to portray with the limits of dualistic words and his worldly experience at that time.

    He is quoted saying:”Improvement makes straight roads, but the crooked roads without improvement are the roads of genius.” That may not make much sense, until perhaps we see his painting of “Jacob’s ladder.” (Here is an article I wrote as a BK almost exactly 9 years ago https://explore7.wordpress.com/2012/07/11/exploring-the-meaning-of-the-ladder/) That ladder is not a straight ladder. With greater depth, we could realize that “Improvement” is only a conditioned human ideal.

    Blake came to my attention as I was understanding the picture of the “Ladder” of Brahma Kumaris, 9 years ago. I just recently saw that pic again, and further understanding came. I wanted to know more about Blake and ended up buying this booklet by Goddard for less than 3 dollars on-line. Goddard does a very good job expanding the depth of intellectual understanding by giving plenty of citations and quotes from others, but he lacks the spiritual experiences to go beyond that realm. That is one of the shortcomings in my view, from having academia translate or figure out the meaning behind mysticism. You have to have the experiences to know.

    Blake had an unprecedented understanding through his visions of what duality really means. The worldly background or experience he had to explain it, was the doctrine of Christianity; thus using God, demons and angels, to explain his visions and realizations. He was an artist not a religious seeker and he used that religious background in his poetry.

    “… and the original Archangel …. is called the Devil or Satan” he said. Interestingly, the rebellion of good (Archangel) vs the reign of good (God) became evil. Sort of like, positive pole together with positive pole will repel each other. Now, try telling that to a Christian or to those giving sermons on-line whose idea of duality is a straight line defining good from evil. Interestingly, “Free will” comes to the rescue of that God, for the Archangel could have done otherwise, and therefore the idea of punishment is justified . All of that could be gullible and in fact, it was for many centuries; until we discover predestination…

    Definitely, there is so much depth that we could go into based on Blake’s views but it could be misunderstood. I just want to add some points based on the quote at the start of this writing, the rest is for the reader to ruminate upon: “Imagination” does not marry two opposites (Blake used the word ‘imagination’ to describe how two opposites could be together) if we use the dictionary meaning of that word. It is the mind only making that separation of angels and devils. Nevertheless, Yes that separation exists… but it doesn’t.

    What do you mean?

    Ah! That is a long talk and many experiences to go through to understand.

    Now in the “Spiritual talk” we use the word INTEGRATION rather than “imagination” for what Blake perhaps, tried to explain.

    How do you integrate good and evil? Well, You don’t.

    What do you mean?

    That is another long talk and many experiences to go through.

    The doctrine of the fall of man is a religious view, while evolution is a mix of religion and science. Both are explanations of the purpose and destiny of man and both are creations of a dualistic mind which supports struggle, fight to survive; while Nature does not operate through that duality, but rather complements, balance, harmony. Observe that our perception of Life is biased due to our conditioning.

    Who is first, the bird or the egg? It depends on your point of reference. Goddard didn’t know that; but yet he chooses “who is the fool and who is the wise” (duality) based on judging different perspectives.

    “The roads without improvement are the roads of genius,” Blake said. But also of madmen and mystics. It all depends on your point of reference. Ask Albert Einstein, in doubt!

     
  • avyakt7- New Generation 1:11 PM on January 13, 2021 Permalink | Reply
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    King Vikram to Krishna: Duality in roles 

    King Vikram to Krisha” is one of the stories in the BK philosophy dealing with the experience of duality. According to BK philosophy, Vikram was the first “impure” person (by promoting the carving of sculptures engaged in sex in some temples- famous in the Murli is the temple of Khajuraho;) which marked the beginning of the “Copper age.”

    Interestingly, Lekhraj Kripalani or Brahma Baba now; had the role of being the “first pure” in the role of Krishna but also the first “impure” in the role of King Vikram, according to BK beliefs. The role of Brahma Baba however, is quite important as it makes the transition from “impurity to purity.”

    We forget that human vision of sexuality had a different perspective at that time; which probably was positive and uplifting for human sexuality represented the embrace of duality (man and women in union) also known as integration of opposite but complementary forces in Life. That integration when attained, is sacred. It deserves to be in a temple. However; in the vision of most at this time (a. k. a “impure,”) that representation may only serve as a source of pornography. This confirms that “sin” is in the eye of the beholder- the BEING – and not in the sculpture itself.

    “The first pure became the first impure.” Seemingly opposites, a virtue and a sin; personified by the same “soul” at different times. This elaboration of duality shown in BK beliefs can be observed in other human roles in history, as well.

    For instance, many get caught up with the role of “villain” in history. However, according to the laws of duality; that same “soul” may have represented or will represent a “saintly” role as well at another time, of course; after experiencing roles of suffering as that is an agent of “purification.” The “capacity” for that duality is proportional in both, good and evil. It is that understanding known as “Unlimited” the one that is able to observe that everything is fleeting in a predestined Drama. Basically, “wrong” karma will lead into “good” karma to settle things into a “zero balance” and then into neutral karma or “karmateet.” All according to the “capacity” of that soul which means the ability to withstand both sides of a duality. That is the personal “Drama” or personal plot of every human role, which is entangled with others at the same time. Observe that there is no way for Dada Lekhraj to stop none of the 84 roles “given” to him to perform in Life, according to BK philosophy.

    To be able to better “digest” what was explained, we may need to put many beliefs aside and open up to unlearning. Therefore, whenever we get caught up in a particular role of a particular person, we may need to see that in an “unlimited” way, by looking at both sides of the coin and knowing that “he/she” is truly none of the roles being portrayed and at the same time to observe that “I” was put in front of that person for a “reason.” Nothing happens in Life in a random fashion. Everything is meaningful, although if we search for that meaning, we will be wasting our time, for Life is not about finding intellectual meaning to it; but consciously living the fleeting experience. If we experience something and label it as “bad,” for sure something “good” is on the way or vice versa. It is unavoidable, for that is the complete experience. Duality.

    All experiences are fleeting. Some may last longer than others, but everything goes away, that is certain. However, as they go away they will come back again in a cycle. Do you see the “game”?

    What is important to know about all that philosophical, intellectual nonsense explained above? To enjoy the experience, whether we label that as “good” or “bad.” As a matter of fact, let us forget those childish opposite words which only cause confusion. “Consciously enjoy the now, for it will change and change is fleeting.” Embrace that duality as depicted in those temples.

     
    • Gayathri 11:16 AM on January 15, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Om shanti. Brother, this is a wonderful presentation of gyan. I have been thinking in the same lines to some extent and this attitude/ perception has really made my life more comfortable. Rejecting people in my mind automatically projects my views about them in my drishti and activity and it in turn creates negative response from others. Only very recently i have brought drastic changes in my response to others’ activities and I am surprised to see the positive responses. This does not mean I encourage people to behave in a particular (negative) way, but I am able to let go of my expectations from them to some (Till now only to SOME) extent. 🙂 So far so good. 🙂
      Thanks for your inspiring articles.
      P.S. Actually, it is not even necessary to go back to a couple of thousands of years to compare how the thinking of people has changed; in general – when a traditional Asian/ Indian lady observes the way some western ladies dress up, she may not appreciate it at all. But for those ladies and their country men that type of dressing looks perfect. We interpret things based on our mental conditioning.

      Thanks.

      Sorry, I have typed this reply on another message of yours. 😦

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    • Soul76 3:27 AM on January 21, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Om shanti brother of light .reading your insights is full of positivity. I guess that the hole problematic is that some time we find our selves obliged to use images ( metaphore) to explaine some thing spiritual ….and at in othe times ..this same tool is the mean to creat ” impurity”..in the mind .we were incorporeal in the thought..and then we became corporeal in the thought .anavoidabl proccess . Thank you for ur time end energy.

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  • avyakt7- New Generation 1:11 PM on January 6, 2021 Permalink | Reply
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    Duality in Life expresses as personal Karma 

    From last article, we could follow how many times we are so entrenched with mental concepts which do not fit the reality of Life. In BK terms, the “Drama” cannot be fully explained through words.

    Let me go a bit deeper. A person expresses through actions. Those actions are the moving blocks of the Drama or Life. Whether we DO or we don’t DO, still things get DONE. I am not talking about things in our little corporation or cubicle, not even governments and their manipulation of “realities” which is very limited. Human rules are for human societies, but that “Matrix” is a small part of Life, the Drama. Let me illustrate: Through laws a president could be ousted from power. That is within the realm of human laws. However, we cannot foresee the consequences of that. “The people” may revolt without consequences, while very few may revolt and there could be large consequences: Killing, accidents, etc. Immediately we look for a “responsible” party to punish them for “their” actions, and we believe that justice has arrived. We condemn them and repudiate those activities; then we forget the incident until something similar happens again, for “history repeats itself.”

    Those powers of action and reaction when looked at the personal level are known as karma. Those who died in the example above, had a Life which karmically needed to end in genocide, that was the type of experience that they needed to experience. Probably these individuals were involved in something which ended up in death of others in another Life experience.

    We label experiences as desirable if they fit our convenience, our ideals or undesirable if we feel against them. We keep on labeling things: Good, bad, sinful or virtuous but in the Drama, those scenes are merely experiences, after all; aren’t we “eternal” beings? What is the “worse” that could happen to you? This belief, however firm; does not fit the reality of our consciousness.

    Life uses activities to move forward into another experience which could bring further suffering to the collective consciousness but necessary for their experience. The “ups and downs” in Life are necessary as they are. Those “ups and downs” express duality.

    Since we are “here,” we experience that duality as agents of change whether we realize that or not. Therefore, our little debates over “free will vs. predestination” amount to nothing. We are unable to observe all ramifications and scenes in Life; the different threads of actions meshed together giving the experience of duality.

    That is why, a “detached observer” is needed to live harmoniously within that duality but that cannot happen while our consciousness of “i” is very strong. A detached observer experiences the insubstantiality of that “i,” thus there is no concrete, stable “i” DOING something, but he is aware that things get done through “him” as he is part of the Drama, Life and there is a higher ultimate theme which needs to be performed.

    Some may believe that Avyakt7-NG is a “good” writer of spiritual knowledge because they can understand what I convey. Some may disapprove by thinking that he only copies stuff from some Asian philosophy. If there is a writer, there is a reader (duality.) Those agreeing or disagreeing are meshed together with me in this experience. “Your” karma may be to understand these things which may have value in your Life, which others do not give a lonely peanut. However; through duality, if those accolades affected me and my ego was inflated, then necessarily I will need to experience the opposite, which may cause suffering. However, if fame and defamation are accepted but there is no ego to be affected positively or negatively by that duality, then the Observer becomes detached although allowing people to act their parts. Rejection of another person’s part, will bring further repetition of the same experience. That is why, “history repeats itself.”

     
    • Gayathri 4:12 AM on January 12, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Om shanti brother.

      Thanks for the thought provoking article. I agree with you that as log as the mind is active, it only keeps on thinking… what we need is to ‘silence’ the mind. The real spiritual experience is felt in that silence and transformation of the soul happens / starts to happen in that silence.

      Being a detached observer and and not getting influenced by others’ activities and not getting hurt by defamation or are elated by praise is an indicator of becoming a detached observer.

      In this context, i remember one episode that Dadi Janaki ji had shared in our class. Long long ago, in the early days of yagya, when she was serving in Pune centre in India, her co-centrewasi visited Mdhuban. And Baba was all praise for Dadi Janaki ji and had enquired a lot about her well being. This made that sister confused and after returning from Madhuban, she asked Dadi ji as to why Baba was so impressed about her but in reality she was not even able to do much service in Pune because of her ill health. Dadi ji was also a bit confused.
      And when it was her turn to go to Madhuban, in the Murali class, she told Baba that she was not able to do any service and was feeling bad about it.

      Then Baba asked the entire class, “Did Janak gave sorrow to any one of you?” They all said, “No, Baba.” Then he turned towards Dadi ji and asked her, “Do you take sorrow from any one?” She said, “No Baba.”
      “What more do you have to do?” He asked her. She was perplexed and asked him, “Is that all I have to do Baba?” He said, “YES.”

      This shows how we interpret gyan in our own way and go about just doing service with body, mind, and wealth and forget the fact that what is actually required is, BRINGING A CHANGE IN OUR CONSCIOUSNESS.

      Om shanti.

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    • Gayathri 4:20 AM on January 12, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      “Rejection of another person’s part, will bring further repetition of the same experience. That is why, “history repeats itself.” – This is scary!! 🙂

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    • Gayathri 11:15 AM on January 15, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Om shanti. Brother, this is a wonderful presentation of gyan. I have been thinking in the same lines to some extent and this attitude/ perception has really made my life more comfortable. Rejecting people in my mind automatically projects my views about them in my drishti and activity and it in turn creates negative response from others. Only very recently i have brought drastic changes in my response to others’ activities and I am surprised to see the positive responses. This does not mean I encourage people to behave in a particular (negative) way, but I am able to let go of my expectations from them to some (Till now only to SOME) extent. 🙂 So far so good. 🙂
      Thanks for your inspiring articles.
      P.S. Actually, it is not even necessary to go back to a couple of thousands of years to compare how the thinking of people has changed; in general – when a traditional Asian/ Indian lady observes the way some western ladies dress up, she may not appreciate it at all. But for those ladies and their country men that type of dressing looks perfect. We interpret things based on our mental conditioning.

      Thanks.

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    • Gayathri 11:10 PM on January 15, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      The above message was sent here by mistake. It was actually a comment on the article, “From King Vikram to Krishna…” Sorry.

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  • avyakt7- New Generation 7:24 AM on October 17, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    The misunderstood “Maya” in Brahma Kumaris 

    The extent you know “Baba” so “Maya.” 
    The word “Maya” is one of the most misinterpreted or perhaps, the one with more interpretations in the BK ideology.
    For some, Maya is “illusion.” That illusion is interpreted as “vices,” or perceptions due to an inaccurate (sick) mind. For others, “Maya” is equivalent to “Satan” in Christianity, it is the antithesis of “Baba.”
    Some may say that everything is “perishable” except the “soul.” Thus, everything is “Maya” with the exception of the “soul” and “Supreme soul.”
    That is a “Maya” (illusion) in itself.

    According to BK knowledge, in Life everything is eternal but ever changing. That is a perception. For others, everything is perishable, except the soul. That is another perception. It all depends from our point of reference, our consciousness. Again, it is a matter of consciousness, not just some intellectual “truth” to accept.
    The big question for any seeker at one point of their “spiritual careers,” is this:

    Do I honestly go with my perception? Do I go with someone else’s perception and label that “truth”?
    For instance, I can know the “truth,” that the “soul” is eternal. Intellectually, I know that. I could teach that to others; but yet; when there is some sort of danger to lose my life, I will go on as if I didn’t know that. I will cry out, I will beg for my life, I will get all stressed out to save it.
    I could know that Brahma Baba was unmovable in front of danger. I want to imitate that, but the HONEST reality is that I cannot. That is the TRUTH.
    On the other hand, I can honestly go with my perception and live the experiences that come with it, after all; there is a teaching that I must learn.

    Is it possible for God to want me to be DISHONEST with my perceptions? If I go on and follow someone else’s truth then eventually, I will find all the repressions that I have done in the name of going to “heaven.” Could a repressed individual go to “heaven”?
    Life has its own timing. Those who are ready to become a Buddha or a Brahma Baba will obtain the necessary experiences for that. This is not a matter of “will power,” or a decision that “I want to be like that.”
    As a kid I used to like “Batman.” He was my favorite superhero. He was human. He did not have any “special powers” other than what some people already have (intelligence, physical prowess, money.) Nevertheless, I could not imitate him. After all, I am not “Batman.” There are many experiences that I need to learn as merely being ME.

    That is why, religions have added the element of “pressure.” “Time is running out. Now or never. BE what you are not ready yet. Get there quickly. Fake till you make it.” Eventually, that follower has the potential to either break down or become a fraud, an imitator.
    My question is: Where is “Maya” then?
    It is in US, yet we do not look there. We want “truth” elsewhere. 

     
  • avyakt7- New Generation 5:04 AM on July 11, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Question on beliefs and mediumship 

    “Please share your experience about channeling and mediumship. Some oraganization and individuals claim challenging each other about mediumship. When asked at Brahmakumaris how God can come in individual person? They quoted a verse from Bhagvad Gita “Whenever there is decay of righteousness, O Bharata, And there is exaltation of unrighteousness, then I Myself come forth ; For the protection of the good, for the destruction of evil-doers, For the sake of firmly establishing righteousness, I am born from age to age” (ch-4 verse 7-8). I have read Bhagvad Gita and feel that it explores every aspects of life.
    Please share your opinion.”

    Thank you for your question.
    What is important is to be honest with our own experience.
    I have second hand experience of what is mediumship through my sister Raysha, when she is the medium of Mathias (Being of light.) That is only my experience. Someone else may have a different experience and that is fine.
    It seems that you BELIEVE in the “Bhagavad Gita.” Have you experienced that verse?
    As far as Avyakt7 NG is concerned, that verse is inaccurate or ill translated. Good cannot exist without Evil. Duality 101. Duality is not a belief. We EXPERIENCE it all the time, although many may not be AWARE of it. When there is no duality, there cannot be “good.” If someone uses that word to represent the absence of duality, that person does not know by EXPERIENCE and is being led by the shortcomings of language, thus; a misrepresentation.
    If Brahma Kumaris uses that verse to support their belief in “God” coming through a person, I haven’t seen BapDada “destroying evil doers.” Does BapDada fit the description of the Bhagavad Gita then?
    The above is my EXPERIENCE.

    My opinion is of no consequence for everyone has one, all equally valid and all far from what IS.
    WHAT IS, cannot fit an opinion.
    BELIEVERS are spread out all over the place. They BELIEVE in religion, science, philosophy, people, etc. That BELIEF becomes their dogma. When doubts arise, they either create another belief to put their doubts away or create another belief to run away from their former belief. Either way, that former belief will hunt them down for the rest of their days. The stronger they believed in something, the stronger that shadow upon them will be.

    An experience is a gateway for further experiences as long as our minds do not take that experience as the “only truth.” For at that point, a belief is created.

     
  • avyakt7- New Generation 6:16 AM on May 2, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    “Spiritual Teachings” through contrast 

    The “Golden age” is heaven. It is good, pure. In contrast, now is the “Iron age.” It is bad, sinful…
    What is the teaching? Forget the un-rightful world. Make effort to go to the “rightful world.”
    Nevertheless, because we live in the world of duality, what it is “now” is the consequence of what it was before, the “Golden age.” “Hell” is there only because of “Heaven.”
    Therefore, what it is now is “right,” just as it is. Don’t want that? Then do not have a “golden age.” Simple as that.

    Do you want a “high status”? Open many centers for the Brahma Kumaris religion. Proselytize as much as you live.
    After all, the “Golden age” is a trade mark, an exclusivity of the Brahma Kumaris religion. Correct?
    No? Then try the Christian “Golden age.” It is called “Heaven.” Christians offer a “better deal,” all you have to do is “good actions.” They already have all the temples they need. 

    The “Golden age” and the “Iron age” are ONE. For there cannot be Golden age without Iron age. This is a different “teaching.”
    When we stop looking at the scenes of duality as different from each other (by taking the childish approach of choosing one side and rejecting the other,) or wanting to hold on into something that is meant to change; at that point, we could look, observe and see the beauty of all.

    That beauty is tarnished in our own mind with conditioned ideals of what is “good, bad, right, wrong, what should be and shouldn’t be,” etc. That beauty is polluted with our own greed to “insure ourselves” for the afterlife (salvation.) That greed is fueled by fear of being a nobody, a loser or sinner missing the opportunity to become a “somebody” in the future.

    Interesting how we can dress up our fear, greed and obsessive-compulsive mind with a saintly looking dress or a religious title, under the label of “purity.”

     
  • avyakt7- New Generation 7:31 AM on March 28, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Message 11: No punishment in Life 

    A childish understanding of the movie that we call Life, invents the duality of reward and punishment.

    There is no DOING of certain actions that will make someone “better” in Life.
    If I help a little old lady to cross a busy street, I am not making points to go to heaven. I am not DOING “good karma.” I am not becoming “better.”
    That is childish.

    If my DOING is driven by those ideas, I am only showing my ego.
    The truth is I AM a greedy, ambitious person. I am DOING an action not because I FEEL it, but because I THINK it. I THINK that I am gaining something for myself. The conditioning says that I must take advantage of that opportunity. 
    That is what we have learned in society, we applaud that. We teach that and label that as “good action.” We anticipate “reward points” in our Godly “visa card.” That inner dishonesty does not work in Life.

    What we DO to others, we DO it to ourselves.
    There is no reward system. No punishment needed. No little bed stories of “salvation” required.

     
    • Gayathri 9:34 AM on March 28, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Hi. Yes, i agree. Doing things which are labelled as good and benevolent with a hope of getting rewarded does not make a person a benevolent one. Most of us ‘did’ service expecting our good karma to fetch good results. We felt justified as we considered it to be a part of following shrimat. But the question is – if, for any reason, Baba tells us that doing service does not really beget any fortune, are we still going to show the same kind/ amount of interest in doing service? 🙂 Whatever little help we offer to people without any expectations is the ‘real us’. Thanks for the article. Gayathri.

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      • avyakt7- New Generation 12:00 PM on March 28, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Paradoxically, “Doing service” brings fortune to ourselves.
        It increases our ego.
        Baba may not say that, for without “service” others may not know about the BK movement and thus, lose their “fortune” to increase their ego before getting in the path to reducing it, for before it decreases, it needs to increase to the max.

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    • Gayathri 12:37 PM on March 28, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Brother, you are not being fair. 🙂 Here we have been assuming / believing that we had shed our ego and that we have become quite humble. Look at the way we serve! We face humiliations from our friends, relatives, and acquaintances and get challenged many times. But we have been serving the yagya without a complaint and with a smile. 🙂 🙂
      Anyway, of late, i speak only about how to lead a happy life, may be, i sound very practical (mundane?) and down to earth. I do not feel bad if others are not following or accepting BK philosophy; that is perfectly fine with me. Drama has its own plan/ script. Whether i like it or not, i can not change it. Sometimes, how i wish i could change the things to suit my convenience! 🙂
      Thanks brother for making me think out of the box. Regards, Gayathri.

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      • avyakt7- New Generation 1:22 PM on March 28, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Baba knows that his children are lost in the duality of “good and bad.” To increase ego is not “bad” but necessary in Life. Part of the Drama.
        Thus, we can see the need of paths like BK.
        Baba’s children have the opportunity to increase “self-respect” in the BK path, but as they live in the mind, that opportunity tips over arrogance, self-righteousness and pride; which is not “bad” but necessary. Otherwise, how could we say that the “Drama is benevolent”?

        Facing humiliation and challenged is the price of defending our cause, what we consider to be “good for all” and others reject. That is the other side of ego.
        Our cause , our belief, our ideals… nothing but ego and more ego to defend.

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        • Dinesh C 2:02 PM on April 2, 2018 Permalink | Reply

          Hi Ahnanda, very well said. This BK path came in my life exactly when it was needed at the time when I had started considering myself as Zero because of being jobless for very long time. And then, Baba made my thinking like “I am a hero actor, I am a special soul, master almighty soul…and few more things” Well, it was long back around 7 years back.
          Okay, coming to the main part of saying “Thank You” to you for a message that you had given me in response to a comment. It was 5 to 6 lines:
          “Observing the experience as it is in the now and not wanting to make it better for future.”
          Well, this became my experience in past two months where I ended up losing my pervious job for wanting a better one. I have SOME job, but sometimes wanting better make us lose what we have in present that actually can be best if you accept that and betterment of our life drama’s future is never exactly known to us. 🙂
          Thank you Ahnanda 🙂

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    • Christopher 6:48 AM on April 6, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Dear brother according to bk dharamraj is also in the drama and he has to give us the very same punishment over and over again every cycle ( every time we die DEPENDING on the number of births granted to us from the copper age so if I was given punishment it is everlasting punishment ( we have no chance of correcting ourselves (coming into existence play whatever role we have to play (eg. if I was a murderer subjected to Life imprisonment I’m already condemned to everlasting hell) as I have to play role over and over again and dharamraj also has to play his role like a CD so we came into existence Already condemned. 😂😊🤣and each and every soul has to become tamopradhan in the end whether they like it or not.(It looks to me judgment is over and we are condemned numberwise 🤔isn’t it.🙄🤔Could you tell me if this is possible🤔???

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      • avyakt7- New Generation 10:12 AM on April 6, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Isn’t that a very masochistic belief? 🙂
        Christopher, we are living to experience. If you want to experience wild destinations where would you go in the world? Definitely Africa has to be in your plans. If you want to experience duality, where will you go? The Earth.
        My friend Mathias gave me a similar response sometime ago, which I am paraphrasing.

        Brahma Kumaris states that the “goal” is to be in the Golden Age, to experience non-duality. Nevertheless, those who have experienced the Golden age, will experience duality when their time arrives to experience the Copper and Iron ages. Note that Life does not give preferences. If you experience Summer that means that you had to experience Winter. Otherwise how can you experience Summer without knowing Winter?

        Religions tried to “solve this problem.” They became “Renunciates.” They thought:”I don’t want to experience pain thus, I must not experience pleasure.” Nevertheless, by denying themselves to EXPERIENCE, they are not living, they cannot have joy, vitality in Life. They can only “think” they do.

        You said: “We have no chance on correcting ourselves.” That is a conditioned vision of Life. There is no need for “I” to correct anything. Do you know why?
        Because that “I” is not real. It is a persistent illusion.
        LIFE (Drama in BK terms) manifests through “us.” There is not a time where that “I” has ever existed, but now that you mentioned, that “I” also creates the duality of “no-I.”

        Christopher: Explore “no-I.” That is where “salvation” from all of those beliefs systems resides.
        When “you” are not, “you” are.

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    • Christopher 1:14 PM on April 6, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Wow!what insight🤔I don’t have words to thank you for the most meaningful video.You are truly a mind reader who could read my mind miles away and sent me that juicy carrot after a tiring journey which shows me very clearly the necessity of duality.🙂 Love you a million + times for this wonderful inspiration.😍from inside and all sides of my heart.🙂😀♥️

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  • avyakt7- New Generation 4:38 AM on February 7, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Message 4- Conditionings 

    To know that Life is predestined implies the awareness that our unconditioned gut feelings is what truly matters; that is what “we” are meant to manifest in Life through actions (BEING before DOING.) De-conditioning is helpful “spirituality.”

    When we act based on a “recipe” of what we believe to be “good,” we are merely expressing our conditioning. We cannot explore what we call “self,” until we recognize our conditionings.

    “Spiritual progress” or an ample consciousness is not limited by conditionings. To go beyond that, does not mean to rebel or to reject a conditioning.
    It just means to acknowledge that every person looks at Life from a different perspective. That is what is meant to BE.

    Going beyond “right” and “wrong,” we find peace with what IS.

     
    • Dinesh Chawla 10:02 AM on February 7, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Your all articles nowadays make me reflect more about “How to go closer to the Universal Truth” 🙂 Thank you, brother 🙂

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  • avyakt7- New Generation 6:19 AM on January 10, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    The mind and its extremes in BK Life 

    One of the characteristics of a person being utilized by his own mind, is that he will go to extremes as part of his beliefs and ego needs.

    Brahma Kumaris will offer that experience, but if we are not AWARE, we will miss the chance.
    For instance, a follower who has believed in Brahma Kumaris for a long time and has invested resources to support his belief system, is going to “teach others” as he will believe that he is DOING good to others or that he is BECOMING someone “special.”

    The ego needs a way to expand. “My beliefs are TRUE therefore, I am helping others who cannot see what I can.” This sort of grandiose is only showing ego. A person who is UNAWARE, will not notice such pretentious life. It is no longer about “self-realization” but to “self-realize others.”

    Let us say that this person gets disappointed and leaves the BK system. More likely, if his ego is starving for recognition; he will go to the other extreme.
    Now, he will preach “salvation” from the BK system.
    Observe that this person is DOING exactly the same thing, but in opposite direction.
    That is a DOING of the mind.

    Most of the time the extreme is proportional. That is, the deeper we go on one side, the mind will go into the other at the same intensity.

    Observe that Brahma Kumaris teachings are of no consequence for those who are AWARE. What matters is to observe “ME,” to observe how is it possible to believe on having the TRUTH just to go to the other side and deny it, but still saving face as a “SAVIOR” in both instances.

    It goes something like this:
    “I believe in BK teachings. I AM good because I spread them. A few years later: I don’t believe in BK teachings. I AM good because I am saving others from it.”

    We are not aware of the dualistic mind.

    Isn’t “self-realization” what “spiritual” seekers want?
    How is it possible to pass the opportunity to observe their own mind?

    The conditioning is great. As a BK, we see Life as “good or evil.” (duality.)
    Out of the BK experience, still the same duality exists. The EGO perceives that “I was wrong,” so the way to make things “right” is to go against what was embraced before. I must redeem myself.

    In “spirituality” there is no such a thing as “God realization.” But when “the others” is very important in our Life and our dependency is great; then “god realization” weighs more than “self-realization.”

    Also, there is no such a thing as “DOING service.” You ARE therefore, that is what is serviceable or non-serviceable. To DO a recipe of things believing to be the “right” thing, despite not BEING congruent with that DOING, is lack of honesty.

    Any follower who is expecting for words to show them “truth,” is kidding himself. If those words aren’t according to my experience, I am lying to myself.

    The original teachings of Brahma Baba through his experience have been changed. There have been many people (leaders) putting their hands on these “teachings.” This is a frequent experience when regular people surround someone who is in the process of changing his consciousness at a different level. These followers are more concerned in spreading their “truth” and making it available to the masses, rather than learning themselves from that unique experience of witnessing someone closer, going through the process of self-realization.

    So why Brahma Baba does not show up and take a stand against those BKs who are misinterpreting his teachings?

    Brahma Baba had his chance to act. He did while “alive.” Now, others have the opportunity to act as well. This is not about “making things right.”
    That is a human limited vision based on a strong conditioning. In the unlimited, it is about the experience that will be able to change consciousness. To allow everyone to “act” as they need to; for at the end of the game; we know that in fact it is a predestined game, and everything will be as it has to BE. What is “good”? What is “right”? Obviously what is happening in the Drama / Life. Therefore, nothing is “bad” or “wrong.”  Do we have the openness to consider this?  Many like to throw their human morality into the picture and then want to be self-realized at the same time!! This, does not mean either to be “immoral.”  Let us not go to the extreme of mental dualities. It just means to have acceptance, amplitude, “open mind,” to appreciate things beyond our narrow intellectual perception, our “black or white” illusion of a world full of color.
    Therefore, OBSERVE your own game. Become AWARE of it… a “detached observer” of it.  

    For the common good.

     
  • avyakt7- New Generation 8:29 AM on November 2, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Life is about the complete experience. 

    When we rationalize Life, that is; when we live in the mind, we typically “choose” one side of the range of the experience and reject the other.
    For example, the experience of being a “sinner” will bring the experience of being a “saint.” We may reject “sinner” but “saint” is only part of the complete experience. Thus, I am a sinner or a saint? That is the question of the conditioned mind. In “reality,” sinner nor saint exist (for some consciousness) as both are part of the total experience. However, sinner and saint exist, they are “realities”  for other type of consciousness.

    Likewise,  because we experience “life,” we will experience “death.” For some consciousness, there is no death. Just like the Deities in the “Golden Age,” experienced according to BK philosophy. There is reincarnation for them. For us, that is only a belief for we are not in that consciousness.

    For Avyakt7-NG, it does not matter whether there is reincarnation or not. “I” am never the same. Who will reincarnate?  We want to know which “philosophy” is “right or wrong,” believe what is “right,” but that does not matter at all, if there is no consciousness behind it.
    There is no single experience  in Life which is “better” than another. It is just a complementary, fleeting experience.
    This is an unlimited vision. 

    In a limited vision, we are bound by our own “choices.” We select and reject. We fight to keep our selection not seeing that Life has its own movement. Therefore, there is suffering after the enjoyment of what we perceive to be a happy moment, a happy finding, a happy circumstance, etc. All of that is bound to change.
    This has been misinterpreted as: ” It is better not to have desires. It is better not to be happy since suffering will come by…” Again, this is a gross misinterpretation of  someone living in logic, reason, the mind. Life does not move under the constraint of logic and reasoning, but our society pretends to do it, although it does not.

    Enjoy every experience, for it is unique. 

    Remember when “you” were a 6-year-old? This is inaccurate, for “you” (now) were not that one before. All that mattered at that time was to experience Life. The intellectual stuff was added later. That in return gave us a persona, an identity of separation. It was necessary to function in our society, but as we continued on with the conditioning, we forgot our other side, the “no-I,” which does not think about such matters.
    We cannot control our lives according to our thoughts. If we try to control, we will never live.
    Society requires the “I.” Life does not. When you go to sleep every night, there is no certainty that “you” will wake up. Where are you during that time?
    Many have died during their sleep. Our conditioning is that we will wake up again in the safety of our bedroom, but that is just a thought, that we believe in.
    To deal with that uncertainty, our minds have created religious beliefs and all sorts of “life insurance” so we could continue on in the afterlife.
    Those are tricks to mitigate the anxiety of not being “I,” that is fear of BEING “No-I.”

    The paradox is that even though mentally we know that “there is nothing new,” (As per BK belief) experientially, everything is new for us.
    That is the bridge that we have to cross and see that what truly matters is what our consciousness perceives, not what the mind is able to understand. Learning happens when we move according to our consciousness. Dishonesty happens when we move according to the “right” belief. We will do and say what we don’t feel.

    We have been conditioned in so many ways. That 6-year-old does not know about that conditioning that we may understand now through our own experience.
    So, is it “better” to be ignorant then, like a dog?
    There is no “better.” Life is only offering us different experiences. A self-realized individual will know both sides of the coin through their own experience, and will see that this coin is “real” and at the same time is not real. The “I” makes the coin. Life does not know about any coins. That is only a human perception.

    Coincidences do not exist in Life. That label is a human invention meaning “I don’t know, but I will cover my ignorance with a nice label.”
    Life does not depend on me nor on you. It just happens, it is there: Breathing is there, eating, sleeping, etc. Enjoy the experience. Know it. Let it go through “you,” become AWARE of it when it is happening, for otherwise the mind, will “remember” that “I had that experience yesterday,” and the mind will make that unique experience  of “now” into something “old.”

    That is why it is said, that a new consciousness is in the experience of “no-mind,” for “no-I” is there. Knowing “I” and “no-I” you had the complete experience. “You” may be self-realized in the consciousness of both complementary experiences.

    What do I need to DO to get there? we may ask.
    Nothing. You could wait and live in some sort of a vacuum in fear as not to experience Life, for “you” will feel safe, or you could enjoy the ride. That may be “your” choice.   Whatever “your” choice, Enjoy it. That is the key. Know that it is OK to change with Life.

    For the common good.

     
    • Christopher joseph 10:41 AM on November 3, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Wow🤔This is the most convincing article I have ever read (no exaggeration) where my mind is blown and is taking time to re-assemble. I can’t say ‘wah drama’ for it is meaningless to me as the drama according to bk has no writer .But you are the writer of this article where thanks is not enough but you can feel the viberation of my love coming to you 😊that U may not know from where🤔🤔🤔😊🤚Enjoy your journey with no expectation…..Love U.😊

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      • Dinesh C 6:36 AM on November 4, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        I like the way u say “Love U” to Ahnanda at the end of your reply. Hehehe 🙂

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        • Christopher joseph 9:41 AM on November 5, 2017 Permalink | Reply

          Dear sweet brother in the no I state😊 saying Love U means nothing but my expression of gratitude 😊😊😊.I also told U (love you) in the previous article which U may have overlooked.I used to follow avyakt7 before his change to Ananda searching for the truth of bk.(e.g. 5000 years , repeat cycle.etc.etc)where I got not so convincing answers😊) but that was a required stage and is a part of my journey If not I wouldn’t have reached my present stage . I Like it when you spoke about existing before existence and outside the 3 world’s (egg shaped figure in bk gyan.😊😊) I have learnt/learning many good things in bk and still love to read the daily murli and extract what is good for me.Now a days I feel myself growing on my journey, overcoming obstacles in the easiest way possible not forgetting the invisible parasite of EGO clinging to me where ever I go🤔😊Honestly speaking I’m not interested in satyug /becoming diety/Baap ka khazana etc.etc. as I am sick of all that crap😣I am satisfied with this Life enjoyed/suffered enough and am not interested in this (NOT SO INTERESTING DRAMA) as Gayatri ben put it.😊😊…Just curious to know as to HOW I CAME INTO EXISTENCE 🤔 🤔 when I see the beauty of nature and it’s precision a thought comes that there has to be an intelligent designer behind all these things. ( a computer CANNOT assemble on its own unless there is an intelligent designer 🤔🤔?? and our human body is more sophisticated than the most sophisticated computer.😊and finally going into non existence doesn’t matter as there wouldn’t be a curious mind to desire anything…🤔🤔🤔for me that, is the NO I state 😊😊😊…/ Have a desire free and egoless journey and wish me the same. Also waiting for Anandas juicy carrots which makes my journey interesting…..Love U too 😊😊😊

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          • Dinesh C 11:44 AM on November 5, 2017 Permalink | Reply

            Best to you Joseph, your so many similes in every reply remind me of the Romeo from Romeo and Juliet, wish you all the best.
            HOW I CAME INTO EXISTENCE, My experience says that silence can give you an answer for this. You know what silence I am talking about! 🙂
            And just a question from my side, if there is a designer of this existence, who designed that designer of the existence??
            Perhaps you will have to start one more journey to find the designer of the designer! And if you don’t find the designer of the designer!! you may conclude that the design of the designer may not have a designer!! Don’t get confused because of usage of so many “Designer” words 😛

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            • Christopher joseph 1:18 PM on November 5, 2017 Permalink | Reply

              Sweet brother, is the silence you are talking about give you the answer as to how you came into existence🤔? as I am curious to know.For me being Non existent will end my curiosity (I think that is the silence U R talking about😊for it doesn’t matter to me.as being Non existent in a way is liberation from life which is my highest priority. 😊( not liberation in life bk talks about as you have face birth and ‘re-birth forever.🤔😊

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              • Dinesh C 12:46 AM on November 7, 2017 Permalink | Reply

                Answers used to matter so much in the period before I came in contact with Ahnanda and Osho, and answers were important even after I started exploring both of them from serious point of view, but now the experience of those answers is what I am seeking, although the AWARENESS while going through those experiences is still lacking 🙂
                One more thing to say here, Ahnanda and Osho both are unique in theirs point of view, I was a stupid and a fool to consider them as similar or different 🙂
                Om shanti 🙂

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                • Christopher joseph 1:02 AM on November 7, 2017 Permalink

                  You are neither a fool nor a stupid if you remember you came into existence as a pure and unbiased/ conscious being.🤔😊

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