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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • avyakt7- New Generation 10:48 PM on September 13, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Wasteful “churning.” 

    As Brahma Kumaris is the path of the mind (Raja Yoga) there is a need to maintain the intellect occupied in “worthwhile things” so the mind does not wander to activate the otherwise, normal tendencies of a person (sanskaras.)
    Therefore, “churning” appears.
    When “churning” is done properly, a sense of satisfaction and even a moment of “happiness” in the mind will appear.
    Happiness is not of the mind; but when the mind finds something interesting or solves something challenging, that moment brings elation (happiness of the mind.)

    For instance, I could churn about the different roles in the kalpa that “I” the soul has performed. BapDada uses this type of churning: “Now a BK, then an angel and then a deity.” For most followers is about repeating the same words to “practice” “spinning the discuss of self-realization.”

    Repeating BapDada’s words does not do a thing. What matters is the “churning” (realizations) of going into the kalpa while performing different roles. All roles important and necessary. Although the “bad” roles are not typically acknowledged, someone who truly churns will observe that paradoxically, in the cycle of time there cannot be a “bad” role but it is there out of necessity, so its counterpart could appear.

    For most BKs, to “churn” means to go into senseless trivia of gyany beliefs. Some may be concerned about the date of destruction. Or trying to come up with a date as to when the copper age ended. Some go even further, as to come up with a mathematical formula to prove the cycle of time to be “right.”
    All of that is of no use at all, other than entertainment for the mind.

    If Krishna is the first “pure” human being born from impure royal family, how is that his parents acquired the “power of yoga”? Are his parents BK? If so, they should be well known king and queen at this time, right?
    Let us “churn” that.
    That is wasteful churning.

    What about the Advanced party whereabouts? How is it that some animals will exist in the Golden age and not others?
    I recall that BapDada responded to a similar question by saying: ” Do not worry about the furniture.”
    That is the mind going into wasteful thinking, although covered under the veil of gyan.

    Someone may say: “But it is important to find out the truth of the story of animals (furniture) in the golden age.”
    That misses the point as to the reason of Brahma Kumaris existence.
    Brahma Kumaris is a method to understand our own mind, our ego, for self-realization, godly realization, etc. Many things for many individuals. BK beliefs may be accurate or not. It is meant to entice the follower to follow. If someone finds out if all animals at this time, will be in the Golden age as well, that “great finding” means nothing. What is important is the transformation of BEING, even though, through Santa Claus’ type of stories.

    “Churning” is meant to entertain and to give elation to the mind. That is all.
    “Churning gyan” will not take anyone into self-realization, for “churning” is theoretical, abstract, mind driven. On the other hand, the path of self-realization is practical, tangible, in the “now.”
    In the obstacle course of the path of self-realization, the mind is one of the greatest hurdle.

    For the common good.

     
  • avyakt7- New Generation 4:47 AM on September 12, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Question about the “new world.” 

     “Some come so late, that is, they come just before the new world is about to begin, that is, they come about two to four hundred years before the new world. What is that worth?”
    I would appreciate if you could please clarify the following words Baba spoke with regards to “two to four hundred years before the new world”
    which new world is Baba referring to ?

    Thank you for your question.
    Whenever there is some “Murli interpretation” for whatever the case may be, there is a need to observe the context and not just what “Baba said” in a literal way.

    Brahma Baba (or his  current team of translators/editors) for what I recall, used to believe that the later someone comes into the kalpa, there is much that this “soul” is missing. That belief used to be the basis for giving BK children an “intoxication.” For it is believed that a BK soul will come at the “beginning” of the kalpa or within 2500 years of the beginning “according to effort.”
    If the kalpa is 5000 years as the BK belief states, then a “soul” coming for the “first time,” 4600 years into the kalpa, will have very few life times on this dimension. Thus, the statement: “what is that worth?” Meaning that a BK soul will have more lives to DO predestined stuff in the kalpa.
    Many BKs will welcome this statement to “prove” how important their BK role is in the kalpa. Obviously, the “new world,” the Murli refers to, is the “Golden age” or beginning of the “new” kalpa.

    There are many points to consider:
    1. Time is one of many dimensions.  If 400 years is a blink of an eye; then 5000 years is a long sneeze, but while in the physical dimension 100 years seems like a long “time” to live.
    2. The belief that DOING things on this physical dimension is better than being “someplace” else. According to BK belief, a “newer” soul will be “sleeping” in the soul world.
    3. If roles are predetermined according to the capacity of the soul, as the BK belief states; then the statement “ what is that worth?” has no meaning. It is all in the Drama and it is perfect as it is, regardless of someone’s view point.
    4. A soul that comes “first” will experience the full extent of the world of duality: Extensive happiness means extensive sorrow, according to BK belief, thus a “newer” soul is spared of that.
    5. BK followers are looking for happiness while experiencing sorrow “now.” (According to BK belief, they are experiencing hell on Earth.) A newer soul does not have that same consciousness and experiences. To look for happiness may be meaningless to them.

    I need to add that Avyakt7-NG is not concerned with any of the above intellectual things (mind trips) that he is using to illustrate his view in lieu of the question asked. Avyakt7-NG does not “churn” the Murli and he is not concerned on proving that BK knowledge is “right” or “wrong.”
    However, I understand through my experience, that many BK followers are discovering their own minds through intellectual “ Murli koans”  and “churning” is part of that discovery; thus the reason that I answer this question.

    For the common good.

     
  • avyakt7- New Generation 9:56 AM on February 9, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    The Religious path of duality 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    For the common good.

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

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

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  • avyakt7- New Generation 9:00 AM on January 31, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Virtues in the Golden age 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    For the common good.

     
  • avyakt7- New Generation 10:56 AM on January 19, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Superiority and Inferiority complex in Spirituality 

    This article is in response to a question.

    When we are talking about inferiority or superiority complex while on a spiritual path, we may need to observe that unless we feel welcomed to a spiritual path, most likely we will not agree to experience that path.

    A collective spiritual path or religion, caters to ego for the seeker to embrace the path.
    I may have had wonderful “experiences” with Brahma Baba in the subtle region or perhaps had a wonderful vision of the Golden age, and I was there… I feel “special.” Nevertheless, if the BK path or any path does not present itself in a welcoming way, I will not hang in there for too long.

    In the realization that many struggles could happen within members, there must be a deeper way to entice the follower to stick with the “true” path.

    No better way than to touch the ego of the participant. In this way, if the environment is harsh, the participant will see this as a “test,” a way to “show everyone” that he is worth it. He has the motivation to stay.

    In Life as in any religious path, ego will go “up and down.” When ego is “inflated” because of getting a great job, getting a big house, car, new wife/husband, etc. (It is all about getting something to decorate the “I”.) then, the stage has been developed to “deflate” that ego.
    This is in short the “theory” behind inferiority and superiority complexes.
    The misunderstanding could be that: “Ahnanda is saying that getting stuff is a way to enhance ego, therefore; it is bad. Remain poor, that is to be “pure.”
    That is not it at all. There is no issue in “getting things.” The issue is to observe how the ego reacts, how the superiority complex appears, how comparisons with others become the standard for “success.”

    That is the same silliness that happens in religious settings, although most are unaware of.
    Getting paradise, getting God, getting a high status, getting Buddhahood, enlightenment, etc.

    To motivate or “inspire” the follower who is not aware of the ego yet; anything that is considered “success,” whether now or in the future is important; and he is told that “thing” will be obtained via methodic “effort making.”

    For this to work, there must be “inferiority complex” as well. That is the fear to fail. “If you are not a BK, you are a Shudra.” Or between BKs: “If you don’t get a high status in the first birth in the Golden age through high efforts, you may be a cremator.”

    The game is set up.

    As far as the example you made in Zen;  we are all “Buddhas” already, although the experience that we need to go through at this point in time may not be that, but in time; it will get there again through Life experiences. Everyone is at a different stage.
    When we truly understand that the range of experiences is a circle and in that circle there is polarity, we could acknowledge and accept that any state that we may experience is momentary, it will keep changing. Thus, Buddhahood is not the end or the goal, but an experience of all the possible experiences that Life may offer.

    Ego drops down in the realization that there is nothing out there “realistically”, to enhance it. Life is not about getting the stomach full with food as a goal in Life. You will be hungry again. Thus, Life is in the enjoyment of both: The experience of feeling fullness and the process of feeling hunger again; for one leads into the other.

    For the common good.

     
    • Dinesh Chawla 1:58 AM on January 20, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks Ahnanda,

      Starting the day in office with your answer of this article makes a great start for the day. Thanks again 🙂

      Your way of explaining things is unique and makes one to contemplate on some deeper spiritual facts. It also makes someone to come to a conclusion. Like I understood to some extent that in the beginning Ego is required and should be enhanced in some way, I mean in a way that does not hurt anyone else but makes you feel special and worthy of something. But later as the experience grows, may be automatically or with your own efforts same Ego falls and you come to understand that what I raised in the beginning was a total waste thing and now I am at a safer and right place. I may be valid or may be invalid in my conclusion or understanding, but thanks for making me think like that through your response.

      Apart from this, I too understand that the lesson of cycle of time in BK gyan also has some connection with same Ego raising and falling, you are made an utterly HOLY EGOISTIC BEING (I can be wrong for this) in the first half of the cycle. And then you are made utterly IMPURE EGOISTIC BEING. This has again raised a question inside me that Why Ego exists in both the half parts of cycle? Well As long as questions are there, I am on some or the other path, that’s the good thing. 🙂

      And also I wanted to share I attended two sessions of Osho meditation, three hours both sessions, enjoyed a lot. Dynamic meditation, that involves dancing to slow music and wild music, sitting silently and just listening to bowl music with interfering or judging the music. Lying down and listening to music again and trying to go in deeper level of silence. And Kundalini meditation, vipasana meditation for increasing the levels of self awareness and mindfulness. Enjoyed those sessions.

      Regards,
      Dinesh C

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      • Dinesh Chawla 2:15 AM on January 20, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        listening to bowl music with interfering or judging the music.

        I meant “without” interfering.

        I am an editor for a book publishing company and still make such mistakes in writing… haha 🙂

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      • ahnanda 9:18 AM on January 20, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        Thank you for your kind words, Dinesh. However, by the way you write; I can observe that you have not understood some of the things I tried to convey. That is fine and expected. There will be many misinterpretations as long as we use only the mind to “understand.” Once you experience these things according to your own destiny, then understanding will be there.
        In short, what goes up will need to go down. This is not something that “I” can DO through “effort” for that is ego’s effort. This is something that happens automatically through Life experiences. Enjoy your experience at Osho’s ashram.

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        • Dinesh Chawla 12:17 AM on January 25, 2017 Permalink | Reply

          yes I totally agree with you Ahananda, actually this can be because of language barrier, English is not my mother tong and initially when I had come across your articles, u remember that I had rejected them mostly barbecue I could not comprehend them properly and I was die hard attached to BK teachings. And still it is a little bit of effort to grasp the knowledge that you share with us, but I feel that it’s worth for us to sit and try to understand what you are conveying. Because I personally want that Ahnanada.

          Regards,
          Dinesh C

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          • Dinesh Chawla 12:19 AM on January 25, 2017 Permalink | Reply

            mostly “barbecue” I could not.

            In this sentence in my message above, “barbecue” was a typo for “because”. lol 🙂

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  • avyakt7- New Generation 8:07 AM on December 20, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    The danger of extremes 

    Balance, harmony, vitality. Those labels are more than words, indescribable states of being.
    There are no formulas, not methods to “get there,” for no one but yourself could find that state.

    Harmony, vitality and balance are never found in extremes.
    If there is a suggestion that I’d like to convey to BK brothers and sisters out of my experience in the Brahma Kumaris movement; is the above.

    Brahma Kumaris is an ascetic path meant to reform an individual. Every individual has different needs, different timing. Once the timing is over, “zeal and enthusiasm” will be lacking. At that point, many will DO things to continue on, to force things. The rationale goes something like this: It is the “right thing to DO,” “I should be doing this,” “I am an example,” “what the senior/God may think about me?” etc.
    The outcome is the feeling of duty. It is a burden that many are willing to live with as “martyrs” for the rest of their lives.
    That is when we reach the extreme. However, the conditioning of the mind and all the learned fears imbibed through continuous hammering of beliefs, could be very resilient.

    Life “now” is no longer an enjoyable experience, but a thing to fear for we have to be careful not to miss our “opportunity” to be someone in the  future,  the “Golden age.”
    The belief is that we know exactly what to DO but, that DOING does not change BEING in the most minimum.
    Why?
    For when there is fear to Life there cannot be love. Love changes, transforms. Fear stagnates.

    That is how a BK brother or sister could be proud to be X number of “years in gyan,” but that doesn’t tell the full story.
    There may be fear underneath which is covered up so we can look “good” now and to convince ourselves that this will take us to a happy “Golden age” in the future, with a “good status,” a veeman and a Life of artistic endeavors in debonair style.
    Make your life miserable now. Suck it up in the name of God. Repress yourself but label it as being virtuous. Tomorrow, “you” will be a happy camper!

    That is a self-inflicted lie.

    Reformation ends when we discover inner honesty.
    That is what we have lost by living under the conditioning of a society. 
    Rather than observing that from a different perspective, the one offered by Brahma Kumaris; and use that time to heal our traumas; we use the time to become self-righteous by being oblivious of our own feelings and observations and many times become obsessed with an ideal, which we will always fall short on reaching. It is the pie in the sky syndrome.

     The extreme has been reached and we are not aware of it.

    This is how many followers have lost their own lives. It is not because of the BK path, for their mission is to entice the follower to follow until the “end,” as otherwise it will not take the effect of a reforming path.

    There is no glory in reaching the extreme, but to experience it can only take someone sooner or later, into the other extreme. Paradoxically, the extreme that is avoided, will be embraced. That may be the Life teaching; therefore, there is nothing wrong with reaching the extreme, it is neither good nor bad; just “is.” Don’t worry. Whether you get there or not, you will be alright…   Enjoy the game. Be aware of it.  🙂

     For the common good.

    Happy Holidays! Until January 3rd! 🙂

     
    • Dinesh 4:31 AM on December 30, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Ahnanda,

      Both of your articles “The danger of extremes” and “Inner dishonesty behind spiritual path” were real great. I will definitely share my experience of reaching on an extreme in BK path when I had left them for 4 to 5 months. But not now, later, as I have some experience and a question to ask.
      I was just pondering over your articles and reflecting on them and a thing came to my mind that there has be a state for a person who is on some or the other kind of spiritual path where he/she becomes free from all sorts of questions. I am not on that stage as I am still asking so many questions, it may come, who knows 

      But that is not my question. My question is again regarding the practice of “Awareness” or “Being Awareness”. As I have been practicing it without doing Rajyoga from past 10 to 11 days and as you said in your article that “Observation is the core”. What I observed or rather experienced was “The mind” is still most of the times taking me into future. I am talking about my own personal case of being more in future because some people who choose this practice of “Awareness” can come across an experience where “The mind” takes them more in past.

      When I say my mind takes me in future, it goes like this; I am interested into dance a lot and go to dance class twice a week. When I listen to music, I end up visualising myself doing many many steps in my mind. But apart from that, my mind sometimes gives me visualisations as if I have become a great dancer of the word. Like me dancing in front of large crowd like a big concert or something, and it happens in awake state, not in dreams of my sleeping state. This was just one example, likewise, a person practising spirituality (this happens with me as well), the mind gives visualisations either in awake state or in sleeping state that you have become a great spiritual leader of the word, a great Buddha.

      What I personally fell is that, this should not happen. Please comment and throw some light on it.

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    • avyakt7- New Generation 11:05 AM on January 4, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Hello Dinesh,
      Thank you for your question. “This should not happen,” is the path of denial. What you experience is what is happening in you, that has value.
      If you are able to catch this in the moment that is happening, it will not happen. That is all. The mind does not live in the “now.” To catch that, may be called as to live in “no-mind.”

      Best to you. 🙂

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  • avyakt7- New Generation 10:32 AM on December 15, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Question: Is the mind separate from the soul? 

    “It is about mind and soul. Are mind and soul two different entities or the same entities?
    Now when I practice Rajyoga, it is believed that when soul does the task of creating thoughts, the soul itself is acting as a mind, in other words in the very first lesson, they give a statement that “Mind is one of the three faculties of the soul”.
    However, after exploring you and Osho, I practiced “Awareness”, just being aware of all my “Doings” and sometimes “thinking”. So, in that practice I experienced my own mind as a separate entity than me. Because as soon as I was getting a thought of any kind of judgement, I was able to distinguish that I did not create it, it is my mind who created that judgmental thought….”

    Thank you for your well elaborated question, Dinesh.
    Whenever the mind is looking for an answer such as: Is the soul separated from the mind? Yes/No. The answer becomes the important thing. Although it will not affect you at all. It is about “being right,” that becomes truly the thing.
    In self-realization, the intellectual answer is not important at all. What matters is what you found out: ” I experienced my own mind as a separate entity than me. Because as soon as I was getting a thought of any kind of judgement, I was able to distinguish that I did not create it, it is my mind who created that judgmental thought.”

    That is the most important thing. Please do not put that as an “answer” or even worse as “the answer.” Forget about answers and keep observing. Observe how the thoughts could change your mood, the way you feel, observe how they make you react when you identify with them as being “my thoughts.”
    Some people will be aware that those in fact are their thoughts. They will swear that they are creating them. That is their level of awareness. You have found something different, something crazy… If those are not your thoughts, whose thoughts those are ?

    “Wrong” question. It does not matter. Just be AWARE of them.
    Every belief has a counter belief. To illustrate, let me give a BK example:
    It is the belief in Brahma Kumaris that a happy world, is a world WITHOUT God.
    No? 🙂
    What is the Golden age, then? A happy world without God.
    Therefore, how could there be any happiness with God?
    That is the other Brahma Kumaris belief: We can be happy now, because there is a God.

    One belief about happiness cancels the other. Do you see that?

    Is the power of yoga something that happens in a connection with God?
    Yes?
    Then, how do babies are born in the Golden age?
    Through the power of yoga, as the Sakar Murli says.
    But, how can that be yoga if there is no God there?
    That is the enigma of the “power of yoga.” It is a connection with God and a connection with no God.

    A BK who is “knowledgeable” has a baggage of beliefs based on a story which hasn’t been experienced many times. It is a “Baba says” world.
    Nonetheless, what is believed to have been spoken by Baba, is just another belief. Belief upon belief, we could build a dogma to be taken as truth by followers.

    The intellectual stuff that I wrote as examples, do not mean a thing for those interested in self-realization. It is just a bunch of ideas, beliefs. The core of AWARENESS is observation. That is what matters, to be AWARE.

    AWARENESS is not a practice, although in the beginning we may “practice it,” all you need to be AWARE of, is how you feel during different scenes that Life will bring. What happens, does not matter. What matters is to be AWARE of how you feel in front of those things that are happening. Why?
    Because that is how you discover who you ARE. From that point, who you ARE could change. Tomorrow, I will share an article about this in “Exploring the Depth of Living.”

    Purposely, I haven’t given you an answer to your question… but I have. Either way whether “Yes, the mind is part of the soul or No. It isn’t” have no importance at all. In Life, in the Universe everything is together, but the mind is always trying to separate things, for that makes an intellectual answer.

    Here is an article that could help in your observation:
    https://avyakt7.com/2014/11/23/positive-thinking-viewed-from-a-different-consciousness/

    For the common good.

     
    • Dinesh 12:40 AM on December 18, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Yes Ahnanda, you have given me the answer that Awareness is not a practise and I also read your article “Mirror of Truth”. Seems like you were in a bit funny mood while writing that because when I came across the senescence “Are you guilty? Wait someone is watching you?” I laughed loudly, and you know what, my sister was standing in front of the mirror, doing something crazy on her face. And I said to her, don’t you girls feel guilty to spend so much time n front of the mirror? She asked me “Why would I be guilty?” and when I said “May be someone is watching you?”. She threw a bottle on me!
      Anyways, I wanted to share one more small story which I heard in a satsang when I had gone with my parents somewhere and also Sr. BK Shivani has also shared that story about “Awareness” in one of her series. It goes like this…

      A disciple went to a guru and said “I want to achieve what you have achieved, can you share with the mantra that you used for reaching here.” The Guru took a piece of paper and pen and wrote “AWARENESS” on it and gave it to the disciple. The disciple became happy and rushed and started practising “AWARENESS”. But he failed and got confused, he came back to guru and asked the meaning of “AWARENESS”. The Guru took the piece of paper and pen and wrote “AWARENESS means AWARENESS” and said now go and BE this. The disciple went and tried to DO that again and again he failed and came back to Guru with a lot of frustration. Finally Guru told him that “AWARENESS means AWARENESS means AWARENESS” Don’t think or try to practice it, it will happen automatically one day.

      Thanks,
      Dinesh Chawla

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    • avyakt7- New Generation 11:10 AM on December 19, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Yeah.. in the meantime, enjoy the process by being aware of it… 🙂

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  • avyakt7- New Generation 10:33 AM on October 20, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Deeper into BK “Paradise.” 

    If the last article about numberwise/capacity was fully understood, then the “goal” of Brahma Kumaris, to take a soul to Paradise through Raja Yoga, is pretty much unnecessary.
    “Why?”

    Because every soul will experience their “Paradise” the “first time” the soul arrives into the physical world, and that soul’s “hell” will be the last incarnation before the cycle “starts again.”

    “But that is not the “real Paradise,” the “Golden age.” That soul is missing so much!”

    That is an interpretation based on the way our minds are conditioned to understand through comparison.
    First, in a predestined Drama there is no such a thing as “missing something.” The label of the first quarter of the cycle of time as “Paradise” is just that, a label. The EXPERIENCE which is what matters for a soul, not a religion; is what is important for the soul.
    Second, the “real Paradise” is not a place. It is a state of consciousness. The “highest” consciousness of a role of a particular soul. Until we don’t understand this fully, we will be yearning for some future which when it arrives, we will not be conscious of living in it.
    Third, as mentioned before; the soul is empty of content. So there is not “ME.” It is merely a role playing which gives content, “Me.” That “Me” will change in another role.

    If the cycle of time was like a 24-hour day, would someone say that Peter is missing 8 hours of the day because he is sleeping? Or what about if that one was Paul and he needed 5 hours of sleep? Could we say that Paul is “better” (more elevated) than Peter?

    That is infantile. Peter is not missing anything as sleep is an important aspect of Life and very enjoyable, I may add.
    The issue is when we label something. Because Brahma Baba used to sleep 1 to 2 hours in a day; that does not mean that he is better, more elevated, etc. than someone who sleeps more hours. That is a childish comparison from a mind caught up in comparisons. Humans are supposed to be different, due to different experiences, thus; to believe that because someone sleeps less, eats less, breathes less, enjoys less, have less sex, speaks less, thinks less, etc. he is “better,” “more spiritual” than someone else, is truly a childish comparison.

    “Why?”
    Consciousness is not related with any particular physical activity. Someone with a “higher” consciousness (the word is not “higher,” but I am using it to be understood) may eat little or speak little, but that is not something that he has DONE to BE like that. It has happened to him naturally.
    That is the difference with religions for the masses: They are concerned that everyone should DO the same, when that is artificial.
    Nevertheless, that DOING something “special” that not everyone is willing to DO, is a source of ego.
    “I only sleep 2 hours in a day” (meaning: See how elevated I am, just like Mama!)
    That practice may be labeled with a nice label, such as “effort,” when in reality is hurting the quality of Life of that one, nevertheless; his ego may be in “Paradise.”

    For the common good.

     
    • Anil Kumar Reddy Mendu 11:19 AM on October 20, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Brother,
      Though the “real Paradise” is not a place, the state of consciousness and state of physical elements seems interlinked. Kindly throw some light on it. Also what is the real intention behind the following avyakt murli : http://brahmakumaris.info/download/BK%20Murlis%20English/Avyakt/1980/AV_1980-01-02_On%20the%20Golden%20Age.pdf
      Thanks

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      • avyakt7- New Generation 4:49 PM on October 20, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        Hello Anil,
        Thank you for your question.
        Yes, everything is interlinked. Here is a simple example:
        Let us say that you have 2 sons. As you get old, you may tell your kids: ” When I was younger, things were much better than now. People use to be friendly, bread was much better and it didn’t cost as much. The Beach was more beautiful than now… cleaner water, etc, etc.”

        Isn’t that an usual story of older folks?
        However, for your sons things are great as they are. They have no point of comparison. Paraphrasing the Murli you sent me: Your sons will use a little gadget to communicate. They will wake up with whatever sound they like. They will tell it: “Siri, (Iphone) Wake me up at 7 AM tomorrow” and Siri will wake them up. Siri, what are my appointments today? and Siri will tell.
        There will be no coins to purchase things. They will not have to go to a store. They could purchase things from the comfort of their houses, by pressing a couple of buttons. Everything they need could be purchased on credit. They will have nice vehicles to drive with all sorts of comforts. They will go from building to building which will have their own environment (AC/Units) so they don’t have to be around the harsh environment….

        You see my point? 🙂

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  • avyakt7- New Generation 11:50 AM on October 11, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    The Paradise “trick.” 

    If the Drama, Life, is all predestined and moves according to its inner intelligence of self-preservation through changes, and we are agents, to manifest those changes; then, how “I” can change “my” destiny to go to a place labeled as Paradise?

    That has been the trick of many religions. Here is a nice little place in the “future.” You can go there, all you have to do is “sign up” with us; for “we” are the “only ones” who can go there.
    Every religion believing in such place labeled as “Paradise or Heaven,” has the same “modus operandi.”

    “Now” is the time that you can “make effort” to go to Paradise.

    Never mind the many lives that you had before. Never mind the karmic consequences from so many births. Magically, the “law of karma” can disappear because God is doing his magic “now” and just for “you” Brahma Kumaris followers, because “you” are special, the “best,” etc. 

    It is not like that.

    Consider this: “Paradise” exists only now. It is an idea, an ideal. Yes, you had experiences, visions, etc. Because the place was so nice, you called it “Paradise.” For all I am concerned, you could have had visions towards the end of the Silver age. Who is there to say no?
    Anything better than “this,” the “now” is Paradise. Because it is a vision, we could dream about it. That is the “hope” to get you away from the “now.”

    Some news: Let us say that “you” were living in that vision. Let us say that “you” made it there. Here is something for “you” to know: “You” wouldn’t know that you are in Paradise. There is no way to tell. “You” wouldn’t know it is “you” for as explained about the soul, it will be just the Operating systems kicking in as the soul is empty, not “you.”

    The issue is too much “I,” “you,” “me.” The knowledge as interpreted by 99% of Brahma Kumaris followers, is an extension of pampering the “I.” That is not bad at all. It is necessary, but there cannot be self-realization through “I pampering.”

    It is the “I” wanting to change the Drama/Life to fit his own interests. That is the dream that every religion should fit to gain followers.
    The soul has many operating systems installed already. One polarity is called “Paradise,” the other “Hell.” However, every soul has that. Whether Brahma Baba goes to the “real” Golden Age and not “me,” is of no consequence. The bottom line is that “I the soul,” will experience my “Paradise” and my own “Hell.” Do we see that?

    But… my ego wants what Brahma Baba will have because it is “better.” That is the idea, the conditioning, the trick. Let me fight and get it… Let me DO something about it.

    There is no “I.” There is no choice but conditioned actions through the mind. The “I” is pure mind, thus “Raja Yoga.” The “I” separates from Life, the Drama.

    “Paradise” is a nice pampering for the suffering of the heavy “I.”

    There are 4 seasons in the year. Because “I” don’t experience Spring Time, it doesn’t mean that “I am less than.” It just means that your Fall will be my Spring. Who is who to say that some experience is better than another?
    Comparison is the ego centered ticket to your lack of awareness. Without awareness it doesn’t matter where “you” live… “you” will not notice it, “you” will be asleep… then “Paradise” is a nice dream to dream of, always in the “future,” never “Now.”

    For the common good.

     
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