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  • avyakt7- New Generation 7:31 AM on October 19, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Bridging opposite beliefs 

    Intellectual debates about “truth,” “righteousness,” “God,” and so on are USELESS. Avyakt7 has done his share on that in the past. However, if you feel compelled to debate, by all means DO IT. Reinvent the wheel.
    What matters is consciousness and that is not changed a bit by intellectual talks.
    If someone is convinced by an argument, it does not mean that this person has a new consciousness. “Compassion” in a person is not there because he was convinced through an argument. Openness to Life will not be part of  our consciousness unless we abandon the conditioning of the mind.

    The above is not a recipe for “success.” It is merely a general observation.  Just as we have arrived at this point in time with heavily conditioned minds, the opposite will happen as well: De-conditioning.
    There is nothing to DO, but just to OBSERVE that is happening and that every time we rely on the mind to be the driver of our lives, we can only drive through the lanes of conditioning.

    Once we embrace a particular religious group in search of God, truth, righteousness, purity, etc. we will contrast society’s ways with our current religious conditioning. There will be antagonism. That is why, every religious group, political party or “chosen one” group believes to be “better” than anyone else. 
    The mind creates that contrast based on ideals of what “should be right.”

    Life does not have a moral value of what is “good or bad.”
    That is  only a necessary human invention to live in society.
    Life offers experiences to be experienced and those arrive through their full range, which will be experimented at particular times. 

    Today I may be a criminal. I am not saying that this is “right or wrong.” I am saying that “I” will experience the consequences of that role just to change to the opposite, a “saint” or whatever other “good” label, opposite to “criminal” we could think of.
    On the same token, a “saint” now is on his way to become a sinner, if that wasn’t part of his experience before. Our society has taught us to judge others, because we believe in a law, protocol or moral value, above the reality of change. A person should conform to that value, if that person deviates then a label to condemn that person will be used. Behind that label, there is a strong feeling of disapproval or even disgust.

    Please OBSERVE that Life offers a range of experiences. Humans on the other hand are caught up with the “limited” version of that: You are a criminal now, a convict, you are “evil.” But… I am “good.” Be like “ME.”

    I am not saying that to be a “criminal” is “good.” Avyakt7-NG is stating that good and evil are limited human perspectives. “Yin and Yang” are labels for 2 opposite but complementary forces which work together to make changes in the Universe. 

    That is why, there cannot be “God” without a “Devil.” There cannot be a “theist,” without an “atheist.” It is through their apparent conflict how changes happen in the world.

    What we label as “bad”  is a necessary experience for the one experiencing, so it is “good” as well: Someone may be suffering a disease. Through that experience, there will be learning. There will be change. That experience will not last forever. That person has the capacity to go through that particular experience. From that experience we could learn to reach out for help. We could learn that our health is precious. We could learn to feel the support of our loved ones practically. We could learn that once the experience is over, the medicine will magically appear, perhaps through ways that we had rejected in the past (i.e: oriental medicine vs traditional “take a pill” medicine.)
    It is that experience the one that will open up our consciousness.  In Life, “to learn” means to “open up” and not to understand intellectually.

    That openness will make us “good” without following books, philosophies or religious teachings. 

    But if we remain conditioned, then all we can DO is to compare ourselves with others. The “poor me,” syndrome will appear and with that lack of self- esteem.
    We may think: “That is “bad.” I shouldn’t have low self-esteem.”
    That is a limited perception.
    In the “unlimited,” low self-esteem will bring the movement into the experience of a higher self-esteem. That is the range of experiences. So, why pick a moment of the whole experience to label it as “good or bad”? 

    Our mental conditioning will keep on telling us that “this shouldn’t be, this shouldn’t happen to ME,” etc.
    That will prompt the “atheist” to look for a “God.” Suffering does it every time.
    The inflated ego needs to deflate. That is the range of experiences.
    Is to have an inflated ego, good or bad?  That is a silly question. That is just part of the whole experience.

    Life is to be Enjoyed according to our consciousness. But if this experience of living Life is not enjoyable; then we are taking ourselves too seriously.
    Relax. It is time to laugh at this “I.” The “worst” that could happen to the “I” is to die… and that may not be “bad at all.”  Death will happen anyway… so why not enjoy while “I” am AWARE of MYSELF.
    That will bring “good karma,” and others will feel “good” around ME.
    Isn’t that what “God” and the “atheist” alike want? That is what  a “theist” and “atheist” have in common. That is the bridge to their differences.

    For the common good.

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    • Anil Kumar 5:46 PM on October 19, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Fantastic Avyakt7-NG. Right now I’m going through the experience of low self-esteem. Inspite of knowing that this present experience will take me to the experience of high self-esteem still I feel inside that what is happening to me now shouldn’t happen to ME. I’m feeling that whole world is against me. Off-late I’m getting thoughts of committing suicide. I guess I’m not yet ready for openness to Life. Anyway Drama will take care of everything.
      Thank you.

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  • avyakt7- New Generation 6:53 AM on October 12, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Your consciousness dictates your “God.” 

    I’d like to clarify my previous article. Avyakt7 NG will not go into the question: Does God really exist? Sometimes, I will insinuate “yes,” but at other times, “no.”

    It is not a matter of “yes” or “no” and then a line of believers and non-believers aligned with their belief. No!
    I shared before that “truth” doesn’t matter a bit. What matters is consciousness.
    When I say “truth,” I refer to the stories and beliefs that every religion has about their gods, origins, salvation, etc. and as a consequence, the existence of the stories of the “deniers” of god, labeled as “atheists;” and the ones in the middle ground, labeled as “agnostics,” as well as the “scientists” searching for “evidence.”
    All of that search of “truth” means quite a bit for humans trapped in their minds. Their “truth” is what these individuals are willing to defend, debate with others, convince others, recruit others and even put their lives at risk. That will give them a “reason” to exist.

    Reality is, it is all about them, the “I.”
    The main ego booster statement is :“I” have the “truth”.                                                                                                             Avyakt7-NG only shares his experiences. Avyakt7-NG has already  fully gone through the experience of finding “God,” finding the “truth” and also their opposites. Avyakt7-NG “knows” and because of that, he must let every reader walk through the path themselves. 

    Once we abandon that childish egocentric idea of “truth;” we can observe that our experiences will shape our consciousness and that in return, our perceptions.

    There are many humans suffering in the world. Suffering is part of living. It is part of “growing up” in consciousness. Suffering is also relative: A kid without much to eat and without a good hygiene in India, may not feel that “experience” as suffering, as a kid from the USA that is put into that Indian setting.

    So many “well to do” people living in “first world countries,” may experience other types of suffering: Emotional, immune related diseases, mental issues, etc.  as a consequence of their separation from Nature, which the same Indian kid may never know about.

    It is that suffering the one that will prompt for a solution. A seeker is born.
    God will bring hope to a person. Many experiences will be linked to “God.” In an apparent “insecure” world, where anything could happen; “God” brings that security; the seeker will feel safe under his “protection.” Even though, he may be experiencing “hardships,” the seeker knows that God is with him.

    God is necessary, for he will bring hope to many, a turning point in many lives.
    All sorts of religions are available for this experience.
    Let me repeat one more time: Whether “you” are in the only “truthful” religion or not;  it does not matter a bit.
    What matters in Life is the experience that this seeker will be going through, for that will change the consciousness of that person.

    Why consciousness is so important?
    Because according to our consciousness, we could perceive Life experiences under different lenses. thus, what is the “truth”?
    For most people, Life is a struggle. A fight at many levels. In another consciousness, Life is to be enjoyed, relaxed. Nothing to “prove.”

    Many want the later consciousness, but it doesn’t happen because “I want” or because “I bought a  spiritual book” or “I followed a guru.” That consciousness will happen as a natural consequence of having experienced other types of consciousness: When there is a saturation of “I” then, a lack of that “I” is what comes naturally next.
    Life has its own ways, for that. It may not be necessarily in this life time, but rest assured that nothing happens through randomness. “You” are not forgotten.
    Everything that occurs in Life is meant to BE.  A Brahma Kumaris follower is aware of this.  
    The “I” struggles to fight against that. So, Do I recommend not to fight?
    No. I recommend to observe in ourselves why fighting IS.

    Our consciousness will dictate our “truth.”

    For the common good.

     
    • Joseph 12:57 AM on October 13, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Points in Your consciousness dictates your “God” are excellent—especially about suffering (same experience in India may not suffering) and life (though same, for some it is a struggle, and for others it’s an unfolding of enjoyment

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    • Dinesh C 2:37 AM on October 15, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      What is the Hindi word for “consciousness”, is it smirti, chetna, or sajagta? Baba uses the word “Smirti” a lot in murlis!

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      • ahnanda 7:31 PM on October 16, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        However, the word “consciousness” is hardly used in English and Spanish Murlis.
        Could that be that those are different “words of God”? 🙂

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        • Dinesh Chawla 8:25 AM on October 18, 2017 Permalink | Reply

          You know Ahnanda, sometimes you tell me deeper secrets in the form of questions you know 🙂

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    For the common good.

     

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

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

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

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

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  • avyakt7- New Generation 7:15 AM on October 3, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Godly ego 

    If you found God, what would you do with that finding?
    Would you tell everyone “I found God”? Is that all? Would you look for believers?
    Wouldn’t that make you special? An automatic authority, a “chosen one”?
    Look all the benefits you found by finding “god”!!
    That is the ego trip that followers do not realize until they become conscious of their ego.

    “God” only enhances their personality.  Just as when we say: “The president is a good friend of mine. He listens to me.”

    A wannabe believer may say: “Where is God? I want to speak with him. Ask him some questions and ask him to help me, save me, pamper me, solve things for me…”
    That is another ego trip.

    Let us say I get to speak with “God.” Let us say that “God” was shown to me: That enhances ME. I am SOMEBODY now.

    After all, it is all about ME.

    A religious follower may need to ask this: ” Am I DOING these religious things because I am looking for some profit for ME?

    In the Brahma Kumaris community, that could translated as: AM I DOING “service” so I can go to heaven, get a high status, make my kingdom, become an angel, be saved, become a powerful soul, etc?

    In the Brahma Kumaris there are many items to “accomplish.” Things to keep our minds busy. That is, many ego trips to travel before getting to heaven.

    BEING is before DOING. I could be DOING many “serviceable work” but it is all for ME. I may be opening many centers and proselitizing and experiencing hardships; without much to eat or sleep… but… I am DOING all of those things just for ME: I want a kingdom, I want to be know as a “serviceable soul,” I want to achieve heaven, I want to be SOMEONE now and in the future.

    That DOING is worth nothing. The merchant mentality, the business mind, is only thinking about personal profit in the material world as well as the spiritual. It is the same consciousness of “money back guaranteed” applied into “spirituality.”

    But, what can be DONE?  After all, that is the way we ARE (BEING.)

    What we ARE is what is worth “the same on Earth as it is in Heaven.”

    For the common good.

     
    • lakshmipriya 2:11 AM on October 10, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Well said brother. This reminds me of the avyakt murli about thyagi, maha thyagi and sarva thyagi. Sarva thyagi is the one because he is embodiment of bestower, who is truly altruistic. he will not have any limited desires. This murli came as a series on the topic of renunciation.
      But the journey to reach sarva thyagi takes us to the stages of limited thyagis.. 🙂

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  • avyakt7- New Generation 6:53 AM on September 26, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Question: Why the Drama is the way it is? 

    Thank you for your question.
    Answer: Because it cannot be any other way.
    Although your question may be intellectually sound, it does not make any sense beyond the limited intellectual realm. It is an “unreal” question. 🙂

    I should ask: Which way is the Drama for you? You may explain in several lines what is your experience of what the Drama IS.
    However, that is not what the Drama IS. It is just your experience. It may be the experience of many; yet is only an experience. Thus, you may want to rephrase your question into: Why is my experience of the Drama, the way it is?
    And for that question, I could answer: If you don’t know; who may? It is at that point when reasoning no longer works and unreasonably, we still want to hear an answer. That is how God enters the picture, the saint, the guru, the expert, the scientist or whoever you believe in as the ultimate authority.

    Think of the Drama as a jigsaw puzzle. What is the purpose of it? That depends on you.
    The jigsaw puzzle has pieces. If they are all together; then the purpose is to disperse them. But, if they are all dispersed; then the purpose is to put them together in certain order. Unless your purpose is just to watch the pieces: Then you can have the purpose to despise them or admire them, or something in between. Different experiences bring different perceptions according to your state of consciousness. See?

    The “real” question is: “Why am I the way I am?”
    To answer that question means that you are looking, observing, being AWARE of that which we call “I.” As the “I” changes, so your perception; therefore; the Drama will be different under that particular consciousness.

    We cannot explain with limited words what is unlimited. But since you are asking intellectual questions, let me try to answer that intellectually:

    What IS has to have an opposite to BE. Without an opposite it cannot BE.
    That opposite is truly a complementary; for what IS, is ONE; but by BEING two different things, we can intellectually grasp what is not truly two but one.
    The Drama is ONE. If your mind perceives something different than what IS, then change your mind into no-mind.
    In no-mind, YOU ARE NOT, so the DRAMA IS NOT, even though it IS.

    Thus, why the Drama is the way it is? Because YOU ARE.

    Do you see how deceptive that WHY could be? The above sounds non-sensical, but that is as close as I can get through a verbal explanation, to answer your question.
    Even if you could intellectually understand what I just wrote, that will not change a bit what YOU ARE.

    If you ARE something, embrace your opposite, for otherwise; you cannot know who you truly ARE. Thus, if you think you ARE something; you truly don’t know who you ARE.

    The DRAMA is not, when YOU ARE NOT.
    Then, at that point; what IS?
    Nothing and everything. Makes sense? 🙂

    For the common good.

     
    • Dinesh C 7:15 AM on October 8, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      yes Ahnanda, the actual question was “Why am “I” the way “I” am? 🙂

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  • avyakt7- New Generation 6:05 AM on August 31, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    “Truth” is meaningless for change of consciousness 

    If the last article was understood in all its amplitude, from the reader’s example, we could realize that information from others so we do not make “mistakes” in Life is illusory, as far as consciousness. As far as society’s traditions, to have the “right” answer may be desirable; but our consciousness is still stuck in the same perspective. There are no “mistakes” in Life. This is something to deeply understand.

    Let me expand this realization.
    In my experience, to discuss whether “God” exists or not is irrelevant now. Thus, to argue about the “truth” of God as being an exclusivity of the BK movement or of any other religion, is completely pointless.

    That wasn’t my experience a few years ago. The writings in “Exploring the Depth of Living” started out with a complete assurance that “I” knew God. That “I” have experienced “God.”

    As my experience changed, so my understanding. I was able to see the full range of the “godly” experience. The 2 sides of the coin.

    Intellectuals like to debate whether God exists or “he” does not. Proofs are necessary. Statements from “saints” and influential individuals are quoted in search of the “truth.” 

    What do “I” gain by knowing the so called “truth”? Absolutely nothing. It is just information that I will not be able to “prove” to others whether “I” had an experience or not. On the other hand, when “I” LIVE the experience without trying to convince others of the validity of it, then a whole new world opens up.
    This experience is strictly personal. “My” discoveries are merely information for another person. That person needs to live it, to know and what he knows, he cannot be able to put that as the “truth.” It is just an experience bringing a perspective in Life.
    But… Life experiences are able to change consciousness.

    Yes, we may need to live the “theist” and “atheist” mind. If someone merely looks at this  issue from outside, based on arguments and intellectual stuff, that person’s consciousness cannot see beyond his own conditioning.

    Most individuals are looking for a “true” Guru to follow. They want to make sure that they are following the “right” person so they can get the information they need to accomplish some ego trip.
    That is nonsense, but the beginning of a seeker.
    Because someone read the above and agreed with me, that means nothing at all. That person needs to find out for himself through his own experience.

    To “reinvent the wheel,” is a necessity in living Life.

    For example, someone may ask me: “Is Santa Claus for real?
    What is the “truth”?”
    What matters is to acknowledge the consciousness of the individual and give an answer accordingly. That is respect in Life.  If a 7 year-old is asking me that question and he loves to watch “Santa” on TV and at the mall, and he cherishes the gift he just got from Santa for being a good kid… could you have the heart to tell him: “Kid… Santa does not exist. Just a tall story.” Then, that enjoyment may be gone in the name of the “truth.” That kid will grow up without trust for adults.

    In Life, most kids will find something different as their consciousness naturally changes. It will not be a traumatic experience as they will move on with the new consciousness of being a teenager: Santa is automatically out.

    Living the full experience of “Santa,” and leaving the experience through a different consciousness, creates happiness in that kid, enjoyment. A full experience. That is the “truth.” 😉

    For the common good.

     
    • Dinesh C 5:52 AM on September 5, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Yes bro, I definitely feel that a lot of things are there I need to experiment with, but I still lack in the kind of self trust and determination required for that. 🙂

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  • avyakt7- New Generation 12:07 PM on August 17, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: belief in god, , christian beliefs, God, , , sakash   

    Defining God according to a belief 

    The word “god” has been used in so many ways to fit beliefs systems, but yet there is the belief that everyone talks about the same thing.
    Therefore, “God” is a mental conditioning, an idea. The ideal that there has to be a “father” or “mother,” a “creator;” someone who knows everything, someone who does not perish. The “ultimate being.”

    If we have an experience with a being that we are not familiar with, we could call that being, “god.” Perhaps, this being is able to tell us about our future and past. He may even know about us better than ourselves. What is our conditioned response?
    To label that being as “god.”
    Other times, it is merely a matter of belief.

    In my days as a Christian (Roman Catholic) “God” was a personal one. The “father” of Jesus and of mankind, but “god” was omnipresent at the same time, and omniscient. ”He” is all-powerful.

    That description may bring a lot of believers looking to “secure” themselves from the uncertainties of Life. Their willingness to be “safe” may be labeled as “love for god.”

    In Brahma Kumaris, “God” has a different profile. There, “god” is not omnipresent but he is omniscient. God, is not the “creator,” but a witness; although he may intervene by sending “sakash,” to “his people,” the “chosen ones” or even to non-believers.

    That belief is all mental security, life “insurance.” A description or definition of what “God” is, certainly is not god. Certainly there is no knowledge of god there. However, when we live in the mind, those descriptions are labeled as “truth.” 
    “We have the truth, you don’t. Let me explain it to you.”
    It is all ego driven mental illusion.

    If a seeker is concerned about BEING, there is no room for mental ideas and ideals. However, this is a process in itself.

    Brahma Kumaris offers the opportunity for the seeker to taste their own mind and to realize how important is for us, to live through concepts, definitions and analysis.
    Seekers that are mostly living in their minds are referred as “gyani souls.”

    Avyakt7 was one of them. That is why, I am sharing my experience.
    When the mind rules, we are slaves to it.
    I understand that many seekers would like to become “better,” and to be SOMEONE in life.
    That is part of their process. God is part of that ideal of becoming SOMEONE here and in the after life. God is necessary many times, to go through many of the “tests” in Life.
    “God” is the “training wheels” when learning to ride the bike of self-realization.
    Some, may not be able to take those wheels off, but yet believe that they are truly riding the bike by themselves. Others, not believing in god, haven’t yet started their journey.  It is not about who is “right or wrong.” That is mental stuff. At the end, it is only about the journey, our personal journey. That is what matters the most.

    For the common good.

     
  • avyakt7- New Generation 5:32 AM on July 13, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Baba is Karankaravanhar 

    “Karankaravnahar” is a mouthful word meaning “The one who does through others.”

    In Brahma Kumaris it is believed that God “acts” through “instruments” that is typically a Brahma Kumaris adherent.
    In Brahma Kumaris, the way to show a humble demeanor is by saying: “I am an instrument. Baba is the one doing.”

    Nevertheless, in the Drama no one DOES. Actions manifest through human beings. This is an immediate consequence of believing in “predestination.” How are “you” going to DO things, if those things have been repeating through the eternal repetitive Drama?
    That is a point in depth. 

    That is how Brahma Kumaris came up with another concept: “it is YOUR fortune.”

    For most followers saying that God works through “you” or that your activities and consequences of them are “your” fortune; merely strengthens the idea of being separated from the Totality. That is how the “I” increases in size.

    “God is working through me.” “I am only an instrument.”
    Big size “I.”

    From another perspective, there is no need of God as a separate entity to DO anything through someone else. “God” is part of the eternal repetitive Drama, correct?
    Then, the Drama is behind everything. The Drama is the true “Karankaravanhar.”

    But something so “impersonal” and “omnipresent” as the Drama cannot be worshiped, loved or romantically attached as “God” could be.
    That is the point on choosing a “personal” God.

    For those who like deep things, here is another one:
    What is “Maya” then, if everything is predestined?

    Every “illusion” that a person could be going through, it is part of the experience that this person needs to go through. “Everything in the Drama is beneficial.” Do we remember that teaching? That includes “Maya” as well.
    The world of ideas and ideals will not take anyone to a change in consciousness. Neither to learn mouthful words or to add new concepts to a belief system.

    As that “I” dissolves into the beauty of Life (Drama,) we liberate ourselves from our mental bondages.
    How? Why?
    Because the “I” disappears… little by little, like a magic trick.
    For many that is a hard to grasp “concept.” However, it is not a “concept” once there is experience. It is only a state of consciousness.
    In the meantime, “I” learn the “concept,” “I” repeat it. “I” use it to sound “knowledge-full. That is the way to DO it!  … but not to live it.

    For the common good.

     
    • Gayathri 9:21 AM on July 13, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      YES! 🙂

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    • Dinesh C 9:48 AM on July 15, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      According to my experience, BKs think of Baba as Karankarawanhar to be free from Ego, Baba made me do this, he used me for something good, I am just his instrument.

      Om shanti 🙂

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  • avyakt7- New Generation 5:58 AM on June 15, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    God in Brahma Kumaris 

    Conditioning could be successful if there is an authority to obey behind it or a strong feeling, which will take us to do things and believe things which otherwise we wouldn’t.

    The conditioning of mainstream society has power, for there are authorities behind it: The law and their representatives, religious leaders, politicians, business owners, etc. There is a hierarchy which is built upon each level. A member of society knows about obeying certain things and the consequences of not doing so. The concept of punishment is introduced and that will shape our view of the world and the one beyond.

    Who is the authority to follow beyond this current existence?
    Obviously our “leaders” have no clout over the “after life.”
    That is how “God” was introduced in mainstream. If we observe his “job description,” it is a mirror of our society’s hierarchy, which is clearly seen in the most popular religions. He is the “one to obey” (love) to fear, to get salvation from or to be punished if his law is not followed.

    The collective consciousness understands this easily. That is my point: The realms beyond the physical world do not comply with our understanding or our laws. Human understanding is limited by conditioning.

    The question then, is not whether God exists or doesn’t. The question is, if we are willing to look, to observe deconditioned.

    In Brahma Kumaris, the “job description” of God changed completely. God is no longer the “creator.” God is no longer the one who punishes disobedient people. God is no longer watching everyone, everywhere. God is the one who gives “knowledge.”
    However, most followers do not understand this knowledge, no matter how long they have been following.

    The title of “God” then is changed to “Supreme Soul.” Another set of beliefs could be added to make a difference between a human soul and the “supreme” soul. Observe the power of words, the terminology used, basically refers to the same thing:  The Authority.

    An “experience” with the realm beyond the physical is cherished by most. Sure, it is unique. This will give the opportunity to affirm our ego: “I am special.” Moreover, we could add the word “god” to make our experience the “top one.”

    “I have experienced God.”
    Avyakt7 knew that line very well. Avyakt7-NG (Ahnanda) respects that, and sees the personal evolution through that.

    For a kid, to say “dad” is important. Everyone else says it and beyond the word is the feeling of having someone near and dear, someone who cares. When humanity feels in despair, God is very important to feel that company and like “Santa Claus,” someone will play that role, to bring smiles and joy to those kids. That is the gift of God.
    Of course, human ego can only see that their “Santa Claus” is the only and true Santa. That is how many religions appeared and how the clothes wore by Santa became more important than the person inside them.

    For the common good.

     
    • Dinesh Chawla 5:15 AM on June 18, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Ahnanda, When I was involved with BKs, I had tried implementing most of the teachings of Murlis, but amongst those, I need your help to explain us two of the very beneficial teachings which I still have not been able to implement 100%, but want to as they are required to keep the flow of my life smoother. So here are those two teachings:

      No 1: Your thoughts, words and actions should be in harmony, what you think, same thinking should be reflected in your words and actions. (Mansa, Wacha and Karmana should be same)

      No 2: Abstain yourself from creation of waste thoughts.

      The only reason I still want to implement these two teachings in me is that I think about one thing, I say another thing and end up doing totally different third thing in actions. Can you PLEASE explain what a person can do (By now I know that you use DO and BE in caps in all of your articles 🙂 ) to implement these two things by being and by not being a BK.

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  • avyakt7- New Generation 7:00 AM on May 9, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    On “Shrimat”: The Elevated directions 

    Once someone joins the army, there are directions to follow. The army relies on consistency of follower’s activities. The army has an objective to accomplish, a task. The soldiers (followers)  are merely trained to fit into that objective.

    Thus, to follow the directions given by superiors of the hierarchy of the army, is considered to be “good.” Not to follow those directions is “bad.” Thus, soldiers can be expelled or rewarded based on their activities, their DOING.
    Similarly, is the experience with cults and religious systems. To obey the directions from “above” is mandatory to be able to stay within that system.

    In Brahma Kumaris, those directions are called “Shrimat.” That label implies that directions are “higher,” coming from a “higher authority,” God.
    It is interesting to note that Baba called the BK clan as the “salvation army” and the “Shakti army.”
    It is necessary to believe that “Shrimat” comes from God to avoid opposition, misbehavior within the system. Shrimat has to be some law or some set of directions that are applicable for the entire army. For the sake of consistency, every soldier gets the same. That is a useful stratagem to keep things in order and simple.

    Nevertheless, Shrimat has come from human beings.

    How do I know this? The cycle of time assures that whether someone goes left or right, their destination is achieved. Every experience is necessary whether we label those as “good” or “bad.” We “learn” by change of consciousness which happens through Life experiences.
    The mind may calculate: “If I do this, things may go awful for me. I may not get to heaven. Even worse, I will repeat the same “mistake” for eternity.” Thus, the individual does not DO. However, deep inside he wanted to DO. He is lying to himself.
    The negation of something will add up as a repressed activity that will show up at a later time with even greater intensity. Yes, you followed Shrimat like a good follower. You avoided something… but, it will come up again until your DOING is equal to your BEING.

    Someone may blame their sanskaras coming up despite their  intense “efforts” to follow Shrimat. Isn’t this a typical situation?
    What is missing is inner honesty. Your DOING is not according to your BEING.  BEING has to change. Shrimat is only avoiding your DOING or NOT DOING something. It is ACTION conscious, it does not deal with BEING.

    Now here is the punch line. How is that BEING going to change?
    Not necessarily by following Shrimat. That is why, Sakar Murlis (5/4/17) are now saying: “Baba takes the pulse of the soul and sees his circumstances before giving Shrimat. It is not the same for everyone.”
    Thus, Shrimat is up to God to be accurate for you. How do you know that your “elevated directions” are specific for you?  How is God speaking directly to you and not someone else? Are there any intermediary persons?
    Food for thought.

     
    • Gayathri 9:15 AM on May 9, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Yes brother. This happens many times; when one is in doubt and goes to a senior for advice, he gets some advice on the basis of shrimat. Not satisfied, he goes to another and yet another senior. Each one gives a different advice based on shrimat. Then, not satisfied with their directions (as they are not in harmony with his sanskars) he reads the muralis himself and finally catches one point that suits him in the muralis and follows it. 🙂 i did the same many times. 🙂

      Yes, the suppressed sanskars wage a powerful war when we are least anticipating them and ‘spoil’ all the (pseudo) self respect we maintained in the past few years. 😦

      Drama! i can not reach my karmateet stage till the present yug/ age comes to an end. It is good that we are reminded time and again to follow shrimat and to lead a pious life; i read the murali everyday, but the transformation that takes place in each one of us is according to the ‘script’ which is eternally made.

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

      Gayathri ben.

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    • avyakt7- New Generation 9:43 AM on May 9, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you for your comments. In fact, the “yoga of the mind” is showing us how the mind is occupied in some future event rather than the “now” which has a label “karmateet” and that we BELIEVE that is the ultimate. No difference when someone wants an expensive car or a house after working “hard” for many years. The cycle of time show us that there is no ultimate event and that we are assured that we will repeat every event again, thus…. How can we feel guilty of something that is necessary? We are told: “You could have avoided” but yet repression will be there. That is the catch 22 that religious followers experience. That is why the mentality of a renunciate is followed. It is not a matter of renunciation. It is a matter of understanding that there is timing for everything and that THAT does not depend on the “I” for the “I” is part of the Drama, Life.

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