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  • 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.”

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  • 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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  • avyakt7- New Generation 10:04 AM on October 24, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    The world of Maya 

    As humans have different consciousness and ranges of experiences, there cannot be an item that could be labeled as the “truth,” for that depends on our predestined perception.
    This is very important to understand at least at the intellectual level.

    Observe that many times you may be well and smiling and then, some thought will appear, some sensation will invade you and will change that “sunny day,” into thunderstorms.
    The mind will believe the contrast and identify with the experience. While we walk around with a rainy cloud, everyone else around us seems to be living a sunshine.

    Nevertheless, we fail to realize that sunshine or a cloudy day are fleeting experiences, complementary of each other and we rather live the perception, that this is “Me.”

    Maya is “Illusion.” The Brahma Kumaris uses this word to signify anything that is not what Brahma Kumaris perceives as “what should be.”

    Did you wake up late for Amrit Vela? It wasn’t you. It was Maya making it happen.
    Didn’t you follow a particular “code of conduct”? You are full of Maya.
    “The world is an illusion” it is said, and what is “real” is what the Brahma Kumaris says it is.
    Thus, the “Godly side” is created to contrast the “Maya side.”

    While Christianity uses Satan, Lucifer as the nemesis of God; Brahma Kumaris uses “Maya.”

    The contrast is necessary to “shape up” followers into a particular side. Nevertheless, that seemingly opposition does not exist. Yes… we may say it is an “illusion.”

    God is complementary of Satan or Maya. One cannot live without the other.

    We are living in perceptions according to our consciousness. We could say “reality” itself is an illusion and every “Illusion” is a reality.

    Truly “Maya” is a tool for teaching purposes.
    In a “eternally predestined Drama,” as every Brahma Kumaris follower “knows,” what could be an “illusion”?

    Waking up from “illusions,” is like waking up from a dream. We just go into a different “reality.”
    But while the dream was on, that was “real.”

    Therefore, do we want to find out what is the “real” reality, the “truth”?
    If your answer is “yes,” you have not understood this writing.
    If your answer is “no,” there is no understanding of the above.
    If you don’t answer, you may have understood… but perhaps, you may need for the question to be repeated again… Only you know.
    The question does not matter a bit.
    It all comes down to the experience.
    As you perceive your experience, so it will be your “reality.”

    There is no need to change your perception for a “good one.” There is no need to make the effort to change your sensation of depression into a fake smile.
    Just observe how fleeting your sensations are. Observe how easily we identify with a particular state of being.
    Equanimity is in that observation. There is no “Maya” there nor “reality.” That is “limbo.”

    Christians invented limbo when they realized that “reality” cannot be “black or white” only.
    The Brahma Kumaris’ murli will pinpoint to some “exceptions” of the typical “black and white” world; nevertheless; usually ignored by followers.

    When a religion is dealing with masses of people, who has the time to dwell into every possible exception?
    Thus, a “black and white” world will fit the bill. Although that is an “illusion,” (Maya) it could be made “real.”

    For the common good.

     
    • joyshimmers 11:29 AM on October 24, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      AMAZING!! ✨❤️🙏

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    • Gayathri 4:59 AM on November 6, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Dear divine family,
      Om shanti.

      Recently some one asked me about how to develop a clear consciousness, whether we need to practise something to get it; and the process of self transformation – whether it happens first in the consciousness, mind, in the intellect, or in the actions…

      In this eternal journey of the soul, there are periods when the soul experiences a clean and clear consciousness; and there are periods when it experiences an impure/ dirty consciousness, in other words, a consciousness tainted by ‘vices’. It is tough to say in a cyclic time whether it was the egg or the chicken that came first… but we all know that the chicken can lay eggs and and that the eggs can become chicks. 🙂

      In the same way, in this eternal drama, in the eternal journey, the soul experiences both the shades of pure and impure consciousness, and this can not be avoided. So, let us accept our consciousness as it is at any given moment and not inflict any ‘punishment’ on us simply because we find our consciousness to be not so pure or not the way we want it to be.

      Can we grow ten years older in ONE day? Why not? Why can’t we achieve that feat through intense effort? Can we bring in Satyug today through intense Yoga? In the same way, the eternal and predestined drama takes its own course and everything happens only at the destined time.

      There is no practice needed for changing the consciousness; it will change only when it has to. For ex: most of us would have come across people who will not budge to any loving suggestion, external pressure, explanations, threats, etc for a long time but on one fine morning they change their attitude suddenly through some realisation. Our efforts in the past also might have contributed to that, but unless and until there is some kind of realisation (through some pleasant, or unpleasant experience), the transformation does not take place.

      We meet people who may be very religious and devotional, but in their day to day life they might behave ruthlessly, arrogantly, and selfishly. Why is it that their regular spiritual and religious practices did not change their consciousness?

      It is because, the teachings had only touched their intellects but not their hearts. When the heart receives the message, that is, when they do not merely understand something intellectually but also start feeling it, does the consciousness change.

      Can performing good actions change our consciousness?
      Many people do charity in a big way, but when we notice the reason for their charity, it could be for things like –

      By doing some charitable work, people would respect me, praise me.
      By doing charity, God blesses me, hope He would remember what all I have done. 🙂
      Some people even narrate to God what all good things they have done so as to make sure that He had heard it and would pay back multi-fold.
      Some narrate about their charity to all their friends in great detail, but to conceal their ego, at the end they say that they are just doing Godly service and it is He who is getting the service done through them. :-).
      Some do charity because they believe in the Karma theory and feel very satisfied whenever they do some service as they feel that they would certainly reap the fruits of their service.

      For them, doing service is a sure way of accumulating for their future hence they would not hesitate to ‘invest’ their energies, time, and money for receiving more and more. They somewhat follow the ‘barter system’.

      Some do service for getting a high status in the future births.
      Some do service so as to enable themselves to get some position, recognition, and power in the present life.

      If any of the above mentioned motives are the basis for ‘performing good actions’ (doing service), no matter how many years one may lead a spiritual life, their consciousness would not change. This answers the question whether our consciousness can change by performing good actions.

      The very first pure soul, Sri Krishna also would go through changes in his consciousness and would be the first one to fall into vices. This process can not be stopped by making effort. Again it will take him 63 births to come out completely clean; the transformation can not be ‘fast forwarded’.

      So, let us first accept ourselves as we are, have love and regard for the self, accept the fact that inevitably we have to pass through all these experiences. Forcing the self to ‘become pure’, getting depressed for not seeing any progress in the self, feeling guilty, etc , will not help us in any way.

      Let us just be honest with ourselves, honest with God, and take every day as it comes.

      Will take up a few other points later on.

      best wishes and regards,
      Gayathri ben.

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  • avyakt7- New Generation 9:32 AM on October 5, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , capacity of the soul, duality, , , , , , , , , rosary of victory, tamopradhan world   

    Misunderstood points in gyan: Numberwise 

    I will start a little series labeled as: Misunderstood points in gyan.
    The purpose is to look at the same Murli point from a distinct perspective. This is necessary to have a deeper understanding of Brahma Kumaris gyan. Otherwise, a limited understanding means misinterpretation for Life and the Universe are greater than a particular perspective of a religion or ideology.

    The typical way “numberwise” is interpreted in Brahma Kumaris is as follows: Every “soul” has a particular capacity, when compared with others, that will give a “soul” a particular ordinal number, a “ranking.”

    In Brahma Kumaris, the most celebrated capacity is labeled as “purity.”
    Therefore, Brahma Baba (founder) is considered number “1” in purity. As a consequence, Brahma Baba will be the first emperor of the “Golden age.” (Narayan I- Krishna.)
    That is the belief.

    In Brahma Kumaris, it is known that because Brahma Baba is the “first pure soul,” he will also be the “first impure.”

    Note that the knowledge of polarity and duality is within that simple affirmation.
    However, the “churning” will stop there, as it is convenient to demonstrate to a follower, the importance of “making effort” to become “number 1,” or rather close to that number.

    As it is said in Brahma Kumaris: “Position 1 and 2 are already taken (Brahma Baba and Mama who will be Krishna and Radhe respectively) but the other numbers are available…”

    That affirmation gave place to infantile games: The top 8 souls. Who is number 3, 4,5,6,7,8?
    “Those souls will not get much “punishment” at the end,” it is said. “Punishment” is important for religions targeting beginners, in their seeking journey.
    Those souls will be Narayan 3 to 8 in the Golden Age.
    All of that is only entertainment for the mind, childish games and a little push for the ego to “become one of them.” It is easier to say “become #1” but this is not a matter of DOING things but on BEING it (embodiment) and that depends on where the individual is positioned, in his range of experiences in the cycle of time.

    Of course, 8 was expanded to 16, 108, 1024, etc. the popular “rosary of victorious souls.”

    In Life, numbers are non-existent. Thus, “Numberwise” cannot be. A “ranking” is a human belief which does not apply to Life. It is merely a “teaching tool” to give a mental carrot to a donkey, who is eager to become SOMEONE.

    Observe that the “purity” of Brahma Kumaris “souls” are in direct proportion to their impurity. Following the belief, there cannot be a more impure soul than a Brahma Kumaris follower. 

    We can also discover that by following the BK belief, Brahma Baba started the impure world, followed by BKs.
    Why is the world “impure”? Because of BKs.
    The “tamopradhan world” is the creation of BKs.
    If this article is understood in its extent, it will be obvious to observe that anything that we believe to BE (pure, compassionate, angelic, etc.) it is certain that we have been or will be the opposite as well (impure, violent, evil, etc.) This is how the feeling of guilt started in our society. We want to pick one side of a coin only, knowing that it has 2.

    In other words, there is the contrast in Life. There is duality; but there is no “numberwise.” That is a BK creation, which is necessary to enhance the sense of being “special;” but that is a necessary enhancing ego trip, to dissolve it.

    For the common good.

     
    • Gayathri 9:29 PM on October 6, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Om shanti brother. Trying for the hundredth time (??) to send my comments to this blog. For your information, your blog has become tamopradhan; it is choosy about the comments, it is not a detached observer, does not treat every comment with equanimity. 🙂

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    • Gayathri 9:42 PM on October 6, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      It seems accusing your blog has worked! 🙂 🙂 In the mean time i have forgotten what i wanted to say. 😦

      Yes, i had those experiences too.. i was unaware of what was happening inside me ( the ‘spiritual’ ego building up) till i met a few people who were a sort of down to earth and who did better than I did while facing certain situations…. a revelation for me.

      Yes, the “I” is quite deceptive.

      Can i share a joke here? 🙂 My brother is a doctor and most of his close friends are doctors from the same hospital and i ‘know’ many of them. One day, while chatting with me, he was describing a friend as an ‘Eye specialist’. Later on, i realised that that particular person was an Engineer by profession.. and i got confused as to why my brother was calling him an ‘Eye specialist’. Then my dear brother explained to me that that Engineer friend has a lot of EGO hence is called an “I”- specialist.

      regards,
      Gayathri ben.

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    • Dinesh C 10:54 AM on October 8, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Ahnanda, nice series taken bro 🙂

      So here am I with a query related to misunderstanding gyan points… your view point on same will really enhance my exploration 🙂
      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. Thanks for sharing your wisdom to enhance our journey 🙂

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  • avyakt7- New Generation 5:55 AM on June 1, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , bad, , , , duality, good, , renounce renunciation, renunciation   

    To renounce renunciation 

    Those were BapDada’s words as I recall them, from when I was attending Murli classes.
    Observe that the word “renunciation” is taken in many ways by many Brahma Kumaris followers.
    For some it is the renunciation of the “bad” so the “good” appears. That is easy to understand intellectually. It makes “sense.” However, it is completely, utterly meaningless.
    “Good and Bad” are dualities. All dualities are complementary in nature.

    DO what you BELIEVE to be “Good.” Sooner or later, it will turn into “Bad” for others and yourself. That is the superhero story in the movies. That is self-righteousness.
    There is movement of dualities all the time. Observe Life! Nothing remains the same but only the IDEAL that something is “good,” forever.
    Of course, the above will not be understood by the masses, the majority; so it will be dismissed as “manmat.” There cannot be a “best-seller” book with that.

    BapDada has said many things about renunciation in every type of Murli, there are many apparently contradictory statements.
    For most Brahma Kumaris followers, it is about letting go of whatever they feel it is “bad” for them based on what the religion believes to be “bad.”
    Sex is bad. Renounce it.
    To eat food from non-Brahma Kumaris followers is “bad.” Renounce it.
    Anger is “bad.” Renounce it.
    Relationships with people is “bad.” Renounce it.

    Let me ask: How would you make sense of the greatest renunciation of all, to “renounce renunciation”?  🙂

    If I AM anger and then I make myself believe that “I will renounce anger,” I am kidding myself. I could reject anger, I could suppress it… to make others as well as myself believe that there is no anger in me. However, it is a lie.

    When anger goes away, then that is who I AM. It happens without renouncing anger. I have renounced renunciation.
    It is natural. Remember that word, natural? BapDada uses it as well.
    We may ask, how do I make anger go away?
    The answer is: “I” don’t make anything happen. “I” ALLOW it to happen.  If that “I” DOES something, it will only be to comply with an ideal, a belief which does not fit, who “I AM” now. Observe that.

    To understand anger, we need to observe it. We need to be AWARE of the triggers. Then we need to be AWARE of the emotions that are making the knots of anger… and untie them through emotional healing, realizations, forgiveness, etc.

    “I” AM not renouncing anything. “I” AM not labeling anything as “bad” to make me feel guilty if “I AM” that. Neither I am labeling that as “good” to judge others. “I” am out of the duality, thus I can observe, realize, become aware and use this opportunity to know myself by allowing it to change…naturally.
    I have renounced renunciation, thus; I am truly following Shrimat.

    The stern, serious face of a renunciate is almost like he is constipated.  He must renounce going to the bathroom, for that is dirty, impure, etc. The “bad” things are kept inside, not allowing them to express. Think about the consequences.

    For the common good.

     
    • Dinesh Chawla 5:19 AM on June 4, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Ahnanda,

      I remember long back I was attending en evening murli class, and on this topic of renunciation a sister was teaching about renunciation of our own subtle desires. She said that every type of desire no matter what it is, is a burden on the mind, so we must renounce all of our desires.
      That’s where I started realising that me desiring for knowledge is also a burden on my mind, me desiring to enhance and repining my yoga experience with Baba is also a burden on my mind, me desiring for sister’s appreciation for doing some seva is also a burden on my mind.
      My experience of being good or bad has also changed like you have described in the beginning of this article. With BKs I was using all that for teaching other brother’s too, but now the same knowledge and same experience of meditation is simply for myself, yes some people consider it being selfish to some extent, but I think I need to first apply all those things on myself first rather than teaching other’s first.
      And I remember long back Ahnanda had also exclaimed for me being so much concerned about what other’s are doing… 🙂
      Om shanti brother 🙂

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      • ahnanda 7:31 PM on June 5, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        Nothing wrong with having desires. Those are mental things. Just like renouncing those mental things. Whether we renounce them or not, it doesn’t matter. What matters is how consumed we are through those mental things, how much do we expect them. Are we AWARE of that?
        Is the desire to go to heaven something that needs to be renounced as well?
        Perhaps it is a “pure” desire? That is the power of words. It is the “ninth” power.

        Best to you, Dinesh.

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  • avyakt7- New Generation 9:56 AM on February 9, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , duality, dwapara yuga, , , ,   

    The Religious path of duality 

    Anything that a religious path chooses as an objective or an ideal, automatically will reject what is not included, for that is not part of the ideal.
    For example, if “Peace” is the objective, the rejection will be on those things which are not identified as being peace.

    To condemn something that is in the Drama is to reject it.

    That lack of peace is a “step forward” into “Destruction”, according to Brahma Kumaris knowledge. Isn’t this the way that the Drama has to bring heaven? Typically, this type of contradiction is unavoidable once we select one side of a duality. Then, a BK leader or follower talking about peace or condemning criminal actions will look dishonest, because their aim and objective is “Paradise, Heaven” and the means for it, is through those things which are rejected.

    Thus, when there is deep understanding that Life is not about labeling things to demonstrate our alliance or lack of, but rather to observe that anything that is happening has a reason to be there, to be present; then we could move forward with a different consciousness.

    Do not misunderstand me. I am not saying that war is “good” or criminal activity is “right”. I am saying that once there is this knowledge of the Drama and the cycle of time; there is no reason to label events and people in dualistic terms (good, bad, right, wrong, etc.) that is to foster separation, to be antagonistic of the “way of things”.
    Observe. Be a detached observer and enjoy Life as it is… That is without our conditioning and “learned lenses” to look at things.

    Therefore, to move forward means that “lokik and alokik” do not exist.
    “Shudra and Brahmin” are mental fantasies…
    Brahma Kumaris’ knowledge brings this element of separation through labeling.
    It is dishonest to say that someone is loving the world, when there is labeling to separate. We could use labels to identify through the shortcomings of language, but our feeling behind those labels will reveal our rejection or acceptance.

    That separation brought by society, religions, races, lifestyles, languages, customs, traditions, etc. due to misuse of the mind, is keeping our consciousness stuck, unable to change and open up, despite all spiritual teachings.

    It is paramount to realize that unlearning is what will move us forward.
    It is so contradictory to what the “office world” or a religion will want us to know. There is always information, teachings to learn so we could comply with the conditioning. Through this writing, I am merely exposing this for your consideration.

    A step forward in consciousness is always out of our comfort zone. It is not about becoming “somebody” in the afterlife; but to take away the layers of conditioning, to be “nobody” … now.

    For the common good.

     
    • Anil Kumar 10:43 AM on February 9, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      True. The religious paths in the name of removing layers of conditioning are actually adding new layers of conditioning. But that is necessary as it is part of the drama.

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  • avyakt7- New Generation 9:00 AM on January 31, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , duality, , , , vice, virtue, virtuescope   

    Virtues in the Golden age 

    Humility, discipline, patience, contentment, tolerance, etc. all of those things that we have learned to “work on” as BKs, are nonexistent in the Golden Age.

    That is the catch in BK knowledge which I haven’t heard of anyone talking about.

    Are you “creating” sanskaras of humility? Those will not be needed in the Golden age.
    Have you heard of a “humble” deity?

    It is important then to observe how a “virtue” appears at this time.
    It is merely the idealization of its opposite, a “vice”.

    When we understand that every energy that exists in the Universe (and by extension in us human beings) has a polarity, we could see that sin and virtues are together like “Yin and Yang”, it is the same energy expressed in different degrees.

    Someone who has the potential to express courage has the same potential and in the same intensity, the capacity to express cowardice.

    Anger is considered a vice. Its opposite is compassion, a virtue.
    Religions and moral teachings will teach us to reject anger, suppress it and in turn, to embrace compassion.

    That is not possible. How can we reject night and only keep daylight?
    How can we breathe if we reject inhalation and embrace only exhalation?

    That is why in the Golden Age; vices do not exist. Neither virtues.
    Maya does not exist, neither God.
    Observe that by choosing one side of a duality and labeling that as “pure” we cannot get rid of that which is the rest, the “impure.”

    Deities are not impure. Neither pure.
    Here a BK follower is pursuing purity by rejecting impurity.
    We cannot reject the head of the dog and only keep the rest of the dog, unless we want a dead dog.

    That is exactly what is happening: A human being pursuing one side of a duality and rejecting the other side; is a dead human being. That person is not living Life anymore. Closed in their own jail/bubble of “purity” surrounded by “impurity”.

    The mind can do that trick, because the mind is about division. It divides everything. Nevertheless, the reality of Life does not fit that artificial division.

    When a Brahma Kumaris follower transcends the mind, his reality will be different. That may be the “reality” of a Deity, who does not know what is “yoga of the mind.”

    To “create” sanskaras of a Deity then, do not divide. Embrace both sides of duality, to transcend it by integrating “what is”.
    That is a notch above the game of “pure vs. impure”.

    For the common good.

     
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