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  • avyakt7- New Generation 6:09 AM on May 30, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    The existence of God 

    Does God exist?
    There are only 2 possible answers: Yes or No.
    Reasonably, there can be many arguments against or for.
    Experientially, the “special” few will share their experiences to the many.
    The many will become followers, believers…

    Therefore, there are many who are “right” and many who are “wrong,” depending on the chosen belief. An intelligent person wants to align with those who are “right” so he too can be “right.” That is the silly game of the mind.

    “God” is without meaning to those who are only interested in a simple “yes” or “no” or for those interested in being “right.”
    “God” has meaning for those who are looking for a way out of suffering, those who are searching for hope during an otherwise, meaningless life. A simple yes or no will not quench their thirst.

    Religions have their own versions of “God.” Christians have a God who has existed in their awareness for 2000 years. Brahma Kumaris has a God, who has existed for 100 years for those believers. Both gods are different. “Eternal Life” is the only thing they have in common.
    If a Hollywood movie star gives his opinion, such as: “God does not exist. I believe in Science,” or “Everyone has their own take of God. My God is as I want him to be.”
    Those statements make sense, they are reasonable, however; completely meaningless.
    Those movie stars, have not started the journey of searching for answers in Life for suffering hasn’t knock at their doors enough times yet. “Searching” is not about reading books or information.

    To know the answer of that question is a journey: Deny God all you want. It may take many years or a Life time. Then, it is guarantee that you will believe in God. At the end of that journey, you will have the answer.
    OR believe in God all you want. Join religions, convert others, etc. Then, naturally, you will deny his existence. At the end of that journey, you will have the answer. The believer and the atheist are the same.

    The “yes” and the “no” will take you to the same place as long as we go through the complete “yes” and the complete “no.” Otherwise, we will only have beliefs, even though rational, logical; those beliefs will only serve to divide people through the use of labels but there will not be a bit of meaning, able to affect our consciousness.

    A complete journey will change our consciousness, although we don’t know when. It just happens.
    All we have to DO is to allow for change to happen. The “truth” of the answer of the existence of God, is in the honest search which brings a journey.
    No one can give you an answer. We need to find it ourselves.

    The ones who truly know, cannot talk about it. Why?
    The answer: Compassion.

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    • Christopher 8:37 AM on May 31, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Dear Avyakt ,I feel that no one knows the answer so how is “compassion “the answer to the one who knows ? (Compassion on what?? I couldn’t understand your point of view .

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    • Gayathri 9:38 PM on May 31, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      The one who understands the journey, and finds his own ‘truth’ about God, will not ‘disturb’ others to believe what he has learnt, simply because he is compassionate; he lets them continue with their own journey so as to find their own truth. Any individual would find his own truth in different births in different ways with different answers. 🙂

      In this context i would like to share my experience: i have a friend who is highly spiritual (according to our yard stick 🙂 ) and has certain spiritual gifts. Once, around 27 years ago (I was not a BK then), we were discussing the atheistic approach of two people who were closely connected to us and she told me that both these people, in their previous births, were staunch devotees and priests. Their experiences made them lose faith in God and thus they had become total atheists in the present birth. At that time i just believed what she said because i knew she had no ulterior motives in revealing her thoughts. But now i think i understand the process of our life’s journey to some extent.

      Either way, this also could be an assumption, after all. 🙂
      regards,
      Gayathri.

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    • Gayathri 2:53 AM on June 7, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Want to share a message that i sent yesterday to a group called Victoriousjewels. I received a few responses and again replied to them. The one i am going to send to this blog was my first message on the topic, “making effort”.

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    • Gayathri 2:55 AM on June 7, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Making effort according to drama… some observations.

      Dear Victorious jewels,
      Om shanti.

      Would like to share with you some observations that i made in this spiritual journey. Hope you will go through this message and share your thoughts too.

      I have been in gyan and reading muralis since 25 years… With passing of time, and in the company of some senior yogis, i have observed and learnt a few things.

      1.. Baba gives the murali for students of all ages, starting from the one day old child to 5,6 decade old children. Because of this vast range of ‘age groups’ in the global class room, he has to give different directions to children of different age groups on any given day in a single murali. And it is our job to assimilate the knowledge first at the basic level and then gradually try to learn and experiment at a higher level to become a mature yogi.

      That is the reason why Baba asks us to ‘dive deep in to the ocean of knowledge’ to get the real/ precious jewels. But many BKs get stuck at the basic level and choose to stay only on the shores of the Ocean and collect the shells; that is, they take Baba’s words literally instead of grasping the message he conveys, and end up understanding the murali superficially.

      3.Recently i met a relative of mine who once narrated me his story of meeting an expert of “Nadi shastram’, and this meeting has inspired me to share my thoughts on Drama with you once again after a gap of one year on this topic. 🙂

      (Nadi astrology /shastram is based on predictions that an ancient Tamil sage called Agathiyar had written on palm leaves. Apparently, there’s a palm leaf that corresponds to everyone. If you find your leaf, you’ll get to know your future.)

      And the predictions given for my relative were very very accurate including the name of his wife! Please be reminded that they were written more than one thousand years ago and my relative would have taken quite a number of births after that to reach the present life. That means, unless all his previous births were also predetermined, he would not have reached the present life, the main incidents of which were already accurately written on that palm leaf.

      The sage Agathiyar had predicted the future of lakhs of people accurately that too more than a thousand years ago.

      Baba says that this drama is predestined and that whatever happens now will get repeated every kalpa in the same way second by second. Nadi shastram PROVES this point. It reveals as to what is happening in our present life, that means, whatever we have done in the past 10 or more births (after it was written at least 1000 years ago) must have followed a pre determined pattern for us to have reached the present state of being.

      We may believe that by ‘making effort’ we can change our destiny. But, we have been noticing that even among the BKs who have faith in the Father, and read murali every day, and ‘make effort’ to improve themselves, how many had attained success?

      Why is it that some could make progress and some couldn’t? That is because of Drama which follows the pre written script accurately.

      We notice some BKs, even after decades of practising Raja yoga, have not changed/ could not change their sanskars. Why is it so? DRAMA.

      Baba says, “The role of 84 births are recorded in the soul which can not be erased.” – This is shrimat, is n’t it? This is from the murali, is n’t it? Then where is the question of making effort or not making effort when we could only attain whatever is destined to happen?

      The cassette player (soul) is just a cassette player from which the cassette of our role is being played. The cassette player can not manipulate the cassette to play other than what is recorded in it, or, can it? 🙂

      Understanding this aspect is what enables us to be detached observers and maintain the consciousness of being an ‘instrument’. This makes us to understand every one’s role, and to be sympathetic to them. This realisation enables us to give love and respect to every actor in the drama as no matter what kind of role is being played through a soul, it is just a role and the soul has no authority to bring changes in his/ her role. This is a predestined drama and the drama script is eternal.

      ” But, Baba tells us to make effort!” – Yes, Baba tells us to make effort, that direction is for the beginners. He also says that the Drama is predestined and only those who are destined to come here would come to take the knowledge. And He also says that no matter how much effort one may put in, we can become karmateet only at the end.

      So, even if we make very intense effort to become karmateet in a week’s / month time, our sanskars do not change on the basis of our yoga or service to reach that stage.

      Many BKs behave/ pretend as if they had overcome attachment, lust, anger, ego etc. But it becomes very much visible in an unguarded moment; then it even shakes that person’s confidence too. Our intellect might tell us that we have overcome all the vices, but it is nothing but self deception… by not committing ‘sin’ at the action level, we do not become pure as the old sanskars would be waiting to express themselves at any time. Any amount of preaching, yoga, and service can not change our sanskars EXCEPT when we go through certain experiences in our lives according to the drama script. Till then we would be faking the ‘angelic’ stage but would have continued to remain as a tamopradhan soul.

      “Then, what are we supposed to be doing? Doing nothing?” – Well, well, when we understand that the predetermined role is being played through us on which the soul has no control, let us accept ourselves as we are and be honest with the self, be a detached observer (like what Baba says), and stop pretending / showing off. Only those who are real yogis ‘can cross the river’ and those who pretend to be yogis will have to ‘take a boat’ to cross; and that would be quite embarrassing to the soul.

      I felt like sharing these thoughts as i notice some BKs behaving exactly like lokik business men who ‘work hard’ to amass wealth. Some BKs compete with others, get jealous of others if others could perform better than them in the field of service. Some souls mentally calculate as to how much wealthy they would be in future based on how much they have contributed to the yagya in terms of body, mind, and wealth. Some souls look down upon the new comers and assume that the new students are going to be their subjects in their future kingdom!

      Are we working on becoming yogis and carefree emperors or in becoming kings and emperors? Are we interested in emerging our divine sanskars as claimed by us or are working on amassing wealth and a huge kingdom? Is n’t it like an employee working hard to get a promotion and bonus? Does it not sound like doing a lokik business? 🙂

      “Well, Baba tells us to create our kingdom and subjects.” – Yes, that direction/ incentive is for the elementary class students – Baba also tells us to forget the old world and get detached from all the relationships and physical assets and to focus on becoming completely pure. Why is it that such an important point of knowledge is getting neglected? What should be our aim and objective?

      Luckily, according to drama, we reach our destination automatically (with or wothout making any specific effort) and with much more ease if we are honest with ourselves and accept ourselves as we really are without faking to be an angel.

      But Baba says, “Children, do not say that i would any way get whatever is in my fortune, but make sincere effort.” – Yes, Baba is like our mother. Imagine a mother who has 3,4 children, and she had happened to know the future of all her children (like Baba does). Out of her love for them and also as a part of doing her duty, she would tell every child to study well and to be honest, but she would know in her heart of hearts that only a particular child would study well and others would not. She might be knowing that only a couple of them would lead a life of honesty; but that does not deter her from cautioning/ preaching all the children to lead a life of honesty.

      So, it is high time we started understanding the essence of murali and lead a life of a detached observer. This attitude enables us to understand, love, and respect every role of souls and creates harmony in relationships and peace in the world.

      Om shanti.

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  • avyakt7- New Generation 9:38 PM on December 20, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    The search for “truth” in BK Gyan 

    Many followers of Brahma Kumaris are looking for “truth,” that is what “knowledge” (gyan) brings to them.
    The process of de-condition from mainstream Scientific based knowledge into Brahma Kumaris knowledge is an interesting phase, which is typically unobserved by followers.

    The key element is to observe how our “truth” could change from one side to the other, nevertheless; “truth” is never found. It remains as a belief.

    Is linear time factual? Is cyclical time what really exists? Is predestination the “truth” or perhaps it is “free will”? Does God exist?
    If I am a soul, how is it that I feel to be a body?

    Debates and “proofs” of the above or supportive authoritative statements, are part of the “search.”
    However, in Life and self-transformation, none of that stuff is worth a banana peel.

    The mind looks for “truth” and “truth” is not a paragraph to be recited or some sort of statement.
    In Life, there is no “right or wrong.” In Life, there is no “getting ahead.” In Life, there is no rush to get somewhere. In Life, there is no destination to reach. However, for the mind all of those things are important.

    Because the mind is momentarily satisfied with some argument, we believe that we found “truth.”
    We did not.

    Truth is in BEING. BEING happy does not depend on some action or method to follow. BEING fulfilled in Life, is not dependent on some philosophy or scientific idea.

    Life presents itself as a process. There is no completion.
    To reach the “Golden age” may be the  BK “aim and objective” for an ambitious mind;  but you can only BE in the Golden age, if you were there before, in the past. Do we see that?  If you were there, Life will make it happen again.
    What is the effort then? The “effort” is for those who weren’t there, but no matter what effort is done by them, they will not go there.
    Our path has already been walked many times. We don’t remember it.
    Therefore:
    “You” cannot be in the Golden age. “You” will not remember. “You” will not be “you.” Do we see that? 
    But yet, we indulge ourselves in making plans about the future in the afterlife.
    That is daydreaming. Though, it is a good way to distract the mind from the reality of the “now.”

    The rush to get into the “Golden age” (“now or never”) is only a tool for motivation. However, it is used many times to inflict guilt and shame in followers. Fear of “failure” of not getting there, is making their “now” into a miserable experience.

    Everyday in Life, there is a lesson on the art of appreciation.
    We are continuously changing. That appreciation “now” is a powerful ingredient to bring happiness, contentment “now.” Appreciation is not an ideal or philosophy.

    Nevertheless, we allow the mind to bring doubts and learned conditionings from scientific research or BK gyan or some other philosophy, so enjoyment of the present moment is gone.

    It is that lack of fulfillment of BEING the one that will drive us to search for “answers,” although the questions that we come up with, are completely conditioned. We believe that Life, the Universe work according to our understanding.
    That is “proof” of our tremendous ego.

    What would happen if Life is found in other planets?
    That means the automatic destruction of all religious beliefs, and scientific understanding of Life.
    That is how feeble the ideals/beliefs of the mind are. It is easier to say : “There is no other Life form but only us in the Universe” although, we do not know.

    However, for the one BEING in fulfillment, whether Life is found in other planets or not, is of no consequence.
    BEING is beyond any ideas of the mind, here is where “true” spirituality resides, away from the beliefs of the mind.

    For the common good.

     
    • Christopher Joseph 9:49 AM on December 27, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Sweet Ahnanda,I truly understand and appreciate your point of view.What does it mean when you mentioned about one BEING in fulfilment 🤔Does this being knows how it came into existence?has it undergone an EXPERIENCE🤔and are there such kind of beings living on this planet and have you experienced the feeling of a fulfilment 🤔and “Is it possible to achieve total fulfilment without knowing how this fulfilled being came into existence 😊

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    • avyakt7- New Generation 10:24 AM on December 27, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Fulfillment is not an achievement. It is not something that “I have to do to get it.” Fulfillment comes. I could say it comes to “you” but then you could ask, how it comes to me? what can i do to make it quicker? How do I know if that is fulfillment? Do you know any other BEINGS in fulfillment? What is the experience like to be fulfilled? I can go on…. I think you get my point.
      It will come when it has to. In the meantime, enjoy your experience as it is. 🙂

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  • avyakt7- New Generation 6:18 PM on December 6, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    “Practice” dulls the mind 

    When a person is ready for a change, because he wants to be “better” or “enlightened” or perhaps, he wants to find “God,” that point in their life is the beginning of their search for meaning. Again, it is the BEGINNING. The end is to find himself in order to find no-self. Just because I shared that, it doesn’t mean that “you know.” We only know if there is experience. There are no methods to get there. Life itself will bring the necessary experiences, some may say, it is “God” helping or giving those experiences.  That does not matter. What matters is to know through experience. To be honest with that.
    Here is another “spoiler:” When “I” find myself through “no-self,” there is no difference between “I” and “God.” There is no difference between “I” and Life.

    Most individuals are interested in having “answers,” in the beginning stage.
    Those “answers” are like beliefs. Those “answers” are not part of their consciousness, those are not experiential.
    It doesn’t matter whether the answer is “right or wrong.” It does not matter a bit; however, for someone living in the mind, those answers are all that matter.

    Ahnanda recalls that one day (many years ago) my sister came home and asked my father and “I”: “Who are you?” Both of us gave many known “correct answers” such as: spirits, sons of god, human beings, etc.
    Her answer was: “you are a soul.” She thought she knew. She taught us something that she learned someplace to take us away from our “ignorance.”
    But that label (soul) has no experience within it. It is truly an empty word.

    Our conditioning is that intellectual knowledge means to “know.”

    What is a soul? What does it feel to be a soul? How can “I” experience that feeling? What are the steps, the methods to get there?
    All of those questions are “pure” conditioning. Nevertheless, we want the “answers,” but, the meaning of “soul” remains elusive for those who only have the belief of that word spoken by some “higher authority.”

    Avyakt7-NG recalls attending a Brahma Kumaris gathering few years ago, with a well-known senior sister. Avyakt7 asked her: “How do we know if what we are experiencing is the soul?” Her answer was: “ You need more soul conscious practice.”
    It is a circular answer for an intelligent but meaningless question. Nevertheless, that answer was supposed to give me the incentive to “practice” back then. So, it was a politically correct answer, even though meaningless!

    At that time, Avyakt7 couldn’t understand the meaning of the mind; that is not the definition or the concept, but the experiential meaning, the “knowing.”
    Now, Ahnanda can see that all of those words, are there to distract the mind from looking inwards, from finding who am “I.”

    This finding has no way to be written in words.
    Looking inwards cannot have the restriction of some “method.” There is no path to get there, because there is no place to go.
    To be comfortable with who “I am” is the consequence of knowing who I am. That feeling, that BEING is the “answer.”

    Life has no questions nor answers. Only the mind has those.

    The BK path was giving me “answers” to keep the mind at ease. That path was giving me the chance to jump off the mind, if I had the awareness.

    “Yoga of the mind” is experienced in no-mind, but for someone absorbed in the mind, there is no way to observe beyond that. “No-mind” does not exist in the BK vocabulary.

    It is said “practice makes perfect,” but continuous practice dulls the mind. What is the purpose of repeating a mantra or a “spiritual practice,” everyday? To dull the mind to get out of it. That is the unspoken “theory” of that “practice.”

    Enjoyment is in no-mind and that, harmonizes the mind. We can do something many times as long as we enjoy it. That is not “practice.”
    Enjoyment is the opposite of “practice.” “Spirituality” is in enjoyment, never in “practice.”

    For the common good.

     
    • Dinesh Chawla 1:35 AM on December 7, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Ahnanda, in your many articles, I observe that a few same experiences are being said in a different way with a different context, well that can be your awesome way of sharing the experience with us, and thanks a lot for that bro. Well, slowly slowly, this observation is becoming a part in my day to day life and it’s really a beautiful experience, because it has started developing a stage of a detached observer of my own drama of life 😀
      Well, though you have explained how and why are we looking for answer, can you please share your viewpoint which mostly acts as answer for me for the following two questions that are related to my experience of being an Adhar Kumar with BKs in past 🙂

      How much are we responsible for the sorrow of souls in connection with us? BKs believe that “we are not responsible for the unhappiness and sorrow of other people, it’s just their creation”. At the same time, others are also not responsible for our sorrow and unhappiness!! Can you PLEASE take this subject for one article in upcoming week, either here or on your blog. Please bro, thanks 🙂
      My second question is a small and direct question, the path of BKism has no way to experience “No-Mind” and “No-I”?? Ego can’t be dissolved with Shivbaba?

      PLEASE share your viewpoint on these questions, and thanks again, OM SHANTI 🙂

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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 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.

     
    • 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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