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  • avyakt7- New Generation 3:30 PM on March 31, 2021 Permalink | Reply
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    Joy: The ultimate Gyan. 

    The Universe is immense, infinite according to what we know. Do you truly believe that “we” are the only ones here on a tiny planet in this solar system? If there is life, do you believe it has to look like us? Do you believe that we are the most advanced race there is in the Universe?

    According to Brahma Kumaris and monotheistic religions, this is it. According to others and Avyakt7-NG, this is not it.

    However, does it matter? As far as our experience is concerned, probably not until it has to.

    Human beings have different timing in evolving consciousness. I am not saying “their consciousness,” for I can realize that there is only consciousness expressed through innumerable beings with different degrees of evolution which gives the experience of individuality.

    As Brahma Kumaris puts it :”Every soul has a part recorded.” That part minus mind, intellect and sanskaras (according to BK gyan) is consciousness. It is the level of consciousness the one driving perception, awareness, the “reality” of the mind, intellect and sanskara. The punch line is that levels of consciousness do not depend on the person’s DOING. In other words, “I cannot improve my consciousness.” It is what it is.

    Some people need to “come down the ladder,” while for others it is time to go up. It is recorded as it is. Coming down assures that this actor will go up “sometime” in this lifetime or another. The opposite is true as well.

    Knowing that, what is the significance of helping others to “go up the ladder”? Here is when we learn that this is not a duty, service, seva. It is merely extending your hand. Someone may take it. Another may not. All is good. That part is the one hard to understand.

    “I want to save that one.” Perhaps it should be expressed as “I want to believe that I am saving someone” but truly “I am merely helping myself.” That is an ego boost for the sake of accomplishing an obsessive idea.

    Although the size of Life is incomprehensible by human minds, the beauty is that we do not need to understand. All required is to observe, to watch as if everything I am aware of inside and outside, is a moving train and I am just standing still. Everything passes away but if we add flavor to make that fleeting experience unique; then we are in tune with this game. Appreciation and gratefulness are those special spices in Life which make any dull plate into a delicacy. When we learn to add them to any experience, we make a nourishing dish called joy.

    Knowing joy, whether we go up or down; it will stay the other way around!

    Will take time off until April 21st. Enjoy Life!

     
    • Gayathri 8:26 AM on April 26, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      I appreciate your comment : Appreciation and gratefulness are those special spices in Life which make any dull plate into a delicacy. When we learn to add them to any experience, we make a nourishing dish called joy.

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  • avyakt7- New Generation 12:20 PM on December 20, 2020 Permalink | Reply
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    Question: How can someone become self realized if knowledge is not based on totality? 

    Thank you for your question. Observe the way your question is phrased. You believe that self-realization is a question of having knowledge. You believe that this knowledge has to be “based on Totality.”

    In my experience, knowledge is only entertainment for the mind. Just like BapDada pointed out. There is no need for it unless our way of relating with Life is only through the mind. There is no change of consciousness through it. Practice of it, only changes external behavior but there is no change “inside.”

    Therefore, “knowledge “ and “Totality” are only mere words, which mean nothing for someone whose Life is not influenced by the mind.

    In my experience, we may need to free ourselves from the tyranny of our own minds to be able to progress into a different way of relating with Life. That has been called de-conditioning.

    The mind makes the distinction between the observer and that which is observed. That perception is what the majority points out as “normal” consciousness. However, there is more and that “knowing” is not related with accumulation of second hand information known as “knowledge.” Beyond the mind, there is another experience where Totality is no longer a fancy new age word. There is the experience of it whether we have second hand information (knowledge) or not.

    As humans start their spiritual journeys, there is only consciousness of a fragment of that Totality. Others may bring the experience of yet other fragments of the same Totality, different stories and experiences but those who are interested in the “truth,” will only get a fragment, a perception. They believe that the ‘truth’ can be put on a paragraph and all there is left, is to practice it.

    Those who are ready to acknowledge and accept many fragments are closer to that Totality at the mental level, but they may lack the experience of it. Knowledge may try to put those fragments together but without the experience of Totality, there is nothing but words.

    Self realization is not a mental affair. As a matter of fact, knowledge could be an obstacle to de-condition and without de-conditoning, we haven’t gone that far in our journey.

    Brahma Kumaris is a good de-conditioning agent from the conditioning of society, but there is more to it which could arrive in our lives when we are ready. Then may come the mind and unlearning that “knowledge” which at one point was taken as the only “truth.”

    However, every journey is different.

     
  • avyakt7- New Generation 7:32 PM on October 28, 2020 Permalink | Reply
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    From BK Gyan to Vigyan: Churning by BK Javier 

    The following article was written by Javier Gomez and submitted to my blog “Exploring the Depth of Living.” Although it is addressed to me, I find that it would be unfair to give my opinion, as I am no longer a BK. However, I believe this “churning” may be of benefit to intellectual BKs, and I responded to him that I will publish it in this blog, as this site is meant for BKs, ex-BKs or anyone who is interested in the Brahma Kumaris. Javier’s contact e-mail is in the link with his name (mouse over it.)

    I will respond to this question, on Monday November 2nd and then take a break and resume writing on November 11. Enjoy Life!

    Dear brother
    Om Shanti
    I want to share with you a churning that I’ve had lately. I would like you to consider it carefully, with open mind and share your opinion with me; especially the “why would you not agree” with the issues that you consider so. Thank you in advance for your kind consideration.
    FROM GYAN TO VIGYAN

    Challenging the stone intellect
    INTRODUCTION
    Baba tells us that only 8 souls understand Him correctly, the rest being numerical; and a few, who will be the rulers of the world, manage to understand the Drama. Is it because knowledge is not churned enough, with an open mind, devoid of prejudice and conditioning, many associated with bhakti or is it individual fortune to understand up to a certain level?
    Reaching vigyan, the experience of silence full of meaning, is a very difficult transit, perhaps impossible for someone who is too conditioned by bhaktigyan (gyan mixed with bhakti) or who is content to just listen and not go deep.
    As teachers, I feel that we should no longer be afraid that the term will be misinterpreted: “If it’s in the Drama (or in my role) I will make efforts”, because ‘would stop making efforts ´. This idea may be true, but it should not be used as an excuse for not doing what needs to be done, follow shrimat. Although remembering Baba may be the most difficult (or the easiest?), It is also true that the more we understand the Gyan, the easier the memory is.
    This essay is just an attempt to explain, in a nutshell, issues as complex as:
    * “Drama is Predestined”
    * “I (God) am also tied to Drama”
    * The “Philosophy of Karma” (lawless).
    * “Existence in Parandham”, beyond time and space.
    * “Drama inspires your efforts”
    * Freedom of choice and Predestination
    * “Eternally fixed roles” and “Karmic accounts”
    * In cyclical time “the past is the same future”; its implications.
    * “Cycle after cycle” implies a linear sequence in time
    By churning them, you can access a new level of understanding.
    It is a fearless adventure. For some it will be like trying to decipher a coan (a riddle in zen), something that cannot be named, because it automatically loses its essence and can only be experienced in silence. It is necessary to get out of the limiting scheme of words and look from another perspective, unlimited consciousness.
    For 36 years I have been fascinated by the possibility of “Staying stable in the meaning of Drama” (Mama’s favorite slogan). I’m not bragging about fully understanding Drama and I don’t have any writing talent either. I love going deep into the Gyan and this document is a humble attempt to explain personal accomplishments that seem very logical to me but are generally not discussed among the Brahma Kumaris.
    Sometimes I have to repeat some concepts, because they are lost from view very easily and are crucial for understanding other topics, which requires associating several key ideas. It could also happen that in some cases apparently it contradicts some points, that happens because of the attempt to put into words something that is unmentionable, such as really understanding eternity.
    Baba has said that in the end science will help corroborate the Gyan. To reach these conclusions, I have considered some points of modern scientific currents such as quantum physics, anthropocentrism and epigenetics, among others.
    I suggest that you answer the questions in part two before reading your answers. I think it would make this adventure more interesting! I would greatly appreciate your feedback, it would be very helpful to me.
    School Gyan and Bhaktigyan
    Baba teaches us very deep matters in a masterful way by adapting His explanation to all levels of consciousness and age. He insists on the basics to undermine the “stone intellect” with which we arrived at the Gyan. That basic gyan is what I call “Gyan schoolboy”. Between the lines he gives us points from the upper Gyan (we will analyze some of those points later) in such a way that we will be interested in ruminating and drawing new conclusions. I think that many BKs do not consider the deep implications of these points and in the best case they will repeat them as it is, which is why my interest in discussing them here.
    In the gyan school Baba has to use images, metaphors, similes, stories and more pedagogical strategies, even until he has to “lie”, as when he said that the soul is like a thumb, so that the soul releases the “rust” that It prevents you from seeing wider and freeing you from the devotional burden of 63 births. Many times, although Baba insists that we go to the limitless, the Gyan is approached from the relative, it is interpreted in different ways focusing almost everything from the Dharna. My intention is to delve into pure Gyan, or let’s call it, absolute Gyan.
    In basic gyan a devotional love relationship with Baba is practiced and promoted more than “yoga of the intellect” as ShivBaba suggests. Sometimes it happens that the gyan is interpreted in a very elementary way, as when children teach us that 2 + 2 = 4 and it is counted on the fingers of the hands. That is fine, however, I consider that continuing to think that 4 are fingers and nothing else, is a very limiting conclusion.
    Loving (God) without understanding is devotion. Believe that God helps me, protects me, etc. it is bhakti. Bhakti is based on belief. Gyan is based on understanding. God gives Gyan (the truth that saves, liberates) and all our achievements depend on the use that we give it, according to the plan of the drama. Baba does not give blessings; we bless ourselves by obeying shrimat, if it is in our fortune
    The first phase of the Gyan is to call the attention of the Soul to God as that mirror that reminds me of what I am originally and essential. It is the state of manmanabhav. Then, I must go further and realize that what I see in the mirror is not God itself but my own reflection. And finally, to assume or experience the absolute self in all its greatness. That is the state of soul consciousness, where I feel that I am that almighty authority, totally virtuous and wise. It could be considered the state of madhiajeebhav, the god that I originally am.
    Gyan is the foundation that will allow us yoga, Dharna and service accordingly. When the deep Gyan is not clear, the memory or yoga becomes more of the heart (mental, devotional) and not of the intellect as Baba suggests. With superior Gyan (overcoming the barriers of devotion), the precise Dharna is automatic, natural. However, even if we reach an understanding of the absolute or higher Gyan, we have to continue speaking from the school gyan to the new ones, who come with “stone intellects” (citing the term Baba uses to refer to souls who have not yet developed the divine intellect).
    The map is not the territory
    Map: The interaction between God, souls and matter in a 5,000-year-old drama (cycle?) With 5 ages that is repeated indefinitely and where the rule is that if the soul chooses to do something it will have to bear the consequences – its prize or their punishment. Baba constantly exhorts us to make use of our freedom to choose the right, the good, and to avoid the bad, the wrong. However, looking from the limitless, we really do not have freedom of choice, our decisions are automatic expressions of a previously recorded role, eternally predestined. There really isn’t anything that is wrong or bad. Baba is also tied or conditioned to say that to motivate our efforts that are also inspired according to the role that is fixed in the soul.
    Drama is a predestined play, where the future is the past itself, therefore there is no such thing as past or future. The only real thing is the present moment, in which the soul expresses its recorded script, but it is not the result or consequence of a past, nor is the present determining the quality of the future, nor is every moment being overwritten at an equal moment in the past. cycle because, logically, there can be no such thing as past cycles or future cycles, since we would fall into the same contradiction of giving existence to temporality, which is not possible, there is only an eternal now. Life is not a school, we do not learn anything. Everything is indelibly engraved in the soul. There is an illusory feeling that we learn, that we improve, that we decide, but no, that feeling that we learn is simply emerging from the soul, the recorded role is being expressed.
    However, according to the logic of the Drama, everything goes through sequential processes or steps. And that is what Baba does by giving us knowledge. We change from a stone intellect to a divine intellect (equally predestined). For which he has to speak to us at that level, like school children. Each soul has to take these teachings, work them and apply them in ourselfs, churn them deeply until the divine intellect develops. Also, if you are in your fortune, according to Drama!
    God enters into an equally predestined role, embedded in the everlasting game called Drama. For example, it is not His motivation to make efforts that determines that we do what we call efforts, but rather, God is programmed, without choice, to tell us that and we are equally programmed or forced to do what we do; Call it correct efforts (being obedient) or not making efforts (disobedience). There is no such thing as that if I do this I achieve this other, because there is no causality, there is no freedom of choice, decisions such as results and consequences are already programmed in advance in the Drama machinery. Therefore, in reality, nobody makes efforts, only automatically expresses what is eternally engraved in the soul. The same thing happens to God. In this predestined logical process, praise for God becomes very intense, as in bhakti, and it is because loving God is basic in the application of the magical mantra of manmanabhav. However, as will be explained later, it is necessary to understand the intention and deep meaning of remembrance, so it does not become another form of devotion.
    To understand and apply what has been previously analyzed is to enter the territory. The map is not the territory, the truth is the the territory and its absolute. The “map” is the subject of various descriptions, some BKs adorn it, entertain and delight and impress those who listen to it. That’s part of the show in Drama, but it’s not the last truth, it may be the way, in the best case.
    Reason & Pure Intuition
    When the map is abandoned to enter the territory, reasoning and therefore concepts lose meaning, become limiting, blur reality. Being very rational becomes an obstacle. In the same way, you can fall into the trap of imagination and convince yourself that it is the truth. By tuning consciousness with the unlimited, there is then room for intuitive wisdom, pure experience, comprehensiveness, meaningful silence. It is then when Baba’s statement is fulfilled: Gyan is silence. A state like the one Baba predicted in 1969: “In the end, this daughter (Dadi Gulzar) will be in complete silence and stillness, experiencing soul consciousness.” I think that is the incorporeal state, the seed state. So, I don’t need to remember ShivBaba anymore. I am Bapsaman, I am a god!
    As the deity state, I enjoy the safety and comfort of my original state. I live my eternal qualities of peace, love, power, etc. I am aware of the self, the seed and not the body, the trunk … (murli state of the seed 07-05-2017). The memory of the Supreme Soul is only a strategy (or tool) to become conscious of the soul, not the opposite. I do not have to be soul conscious to remember God, I have to be God conscious (remember or imagine him?) to become soul conscious.
    Initially, what we call soul consciousness, is only in theory or imagination and it is necessary to connect multiple points to get to realize deeper and more subtle aspects.
    The route from the map to the territory would be as follows:
    “Know” the fundamental aspects of the Gyan or the “map”.
    “Churning” the details of that map is the next step.
    “Understanding” is the consequence of a systematic churning.
    Proper “practicing” occurs as a result of understanding.
    “Experimenting” happens when practiced repeatedly.
    “Being” is the result of continuous deep experiences. It is to settle in the territory. It is enlightenment.
    “Bapsaman” means to remain in the experience of the Self, including the understanding of God and Drama.
    Life is a Pre-Fated Drama
    Existence is the manifestation or expression (existere, being) of everything in space-time. Drama is the interaction of everything that exists. Predestined means that what exists does not have a cause, nor does it have a purpose. It is, eternally. There is no choice, therefore, there is no option to change. If we consider Drama as a cycle, there would be no Pre-destined future because the future would be the same past, so there is neither past nor future. There is an eternal present.
    Our decisions depend on our predestined role, not on inspiration from God or maya. Our present situation is not a consequence of our past decisions and the future does not depend on what we do in the present, because the future is the same past. Therefore, the present or future position of someone is not particular merit, it is according to his fortune, which is nothing other than his predestined role.
    Repeating the same thing is meaningless within eternity. Repetition of time (cycle) is an attempt to put the concept of eternity into words. Time is relative, eternity is absolute. Eternity is confused as endless time. Parandham would be the absolute or eternal state of everything.
    5,000 years of Brahma’s soul is his eternity. God doesn’t have to show up every 5,000 years to teach. The time he spends teaching is his eternity. Any other direct function attributed to Baba is the result of devotional love.
    In India there is the term Videhi, which means the soul conscious of its eternity, outside the body (8 inches above the head), as a detached observer. In quantum physics they call it the “supreme observer state.” It is like being in parandham. That state is only possible while we are with our own body. I think that God cannot be said to exist in parandham, because there is only existence within space-time.
    Like a hologram, which is a simulation of events in which the actors seem to decide, but it is not, there is no freedom of choice. Decisions are conditioned by a pre-established plan. It is like a robot game. It could also be compared to the instinct of animals: it seems that they decide what suits them or not. However, it is eternal information that moves them. The same happens with plants. Even the information is not in the genes. According to Epigenetics, the information comes from outside…
    When we understand this, the fact that we have no choice, the subject of the ego and all forms of attachment disappear, we accept and accept everything and everyone more easily. We enjoy life, like the game that it is.
    God is tied to Drama
    Drama is the highest authority. It implies that God also has no freedom of choice. Baba has the only role of giving Gyan. Applying that Gyan the soul is purified, or we would say that the corresponding role emerges according to its fortune. Any other praise or function that is given to it is bhaktigyan, such as: That it gives power, it purifies, it guides, it gives inheritance, it gives visions, it gives love, peace, etc. Baba says: “Krishna is praised as the one who is full of all virtues. You would not praise Shiv Baba in the same way. Someone who has virtues would also have flaws. For this, the praise of the Father is different from the praise of any other (Murli 06-23-2020) and in the Murli of 05-14-2020, Baba affirmed: “You are establishing your kingdom with your power.”
    Would God then be one more spiritual piece in the gear of the enormous machinery called Drama? If Brahma Baba sometimes claims that God has other functions, it is to emphasize the importance of remembering Him, as essential Gyan. In addition to giving us Gyan, God is the “mirror” from which we change perspective by remembering Him and we can see the material and spiritual dimension of reality (the two sides of the coin). I dare to say that when we have yoga with God, we are doing it with our own elevated original self since God only exists in the age of confluence when He speaks through Brahma. Let us remember that in Parandham there is neither time nor space! This does not mean that the soul is God!
    In the murli sakar on January 3, 2020, the Father says: “This drama is predestined. I am also bound by the bondage of this drama. Not even I can free myself from this drama ”. So God is the main actor. He cannot be the creator or director, because he is also tied, forced to play a role. Would he be another robot ?! Drama is the highest authority. That is why Baba himself bows to his children and says that we do not need to bow to Him, nor thank Him.
    Relatively, every situation in Drama (like remembering God) seems to have a purpose, but on an unlimited, absolute level, there is no goal. Everything is already given. It’s just a game for no reason other than to be there. God says, the essential is manmanabhav (connect with the truth), but he explains many details to make this game entertaining. Often motivated to have that memory, he exaggerates himself in Baba’s praise, again being caught up in a devotional relationship.
    In a murli on the “incorporeal state,” it was generally about remembering Baba. In another murli (S.M. 27-06-2020) Baba said that being incorporeal is: being aware of the Soul. As we said, when we remember Him, Baba acts as a “mirror” so that we assume our original state. Sure, really like a mirror. It is not that Baba is there, in parandham. It is my own reflection that I remember. Keep in mind that nothing exists beyond time and space. Time is the only unit of measurement. It has been said, “A thousand years on earth are like the twinkling of an eye in the heavenly abode.”
    So, the memory of God happens as when you remember your mother, for example. If you remember her when she was very nice to you, you feel good. If you remember her when she did something that bothered you, you surely won’t feel so good. And it’s not that she’s in that place you remember her now! Since our idea of God is that he is good and powerful etc, we feel good remembering Him with love. And since he is a soul, we take that form.
    It is true that devotional love seems to work. For example, there are Hare Krishnas students so fervent that they intend to go to India and they find the passage out of nowhere. They generally say that Krishna helped them! Really? ShivBaba says: “Everything happens according to the predestined Drama” It is not the merit of anyone in particular. God has the only role to teach. Baba does nothing, he only inspires (SM 07-23-2020). This understanding can free us from all traces of bhakti!
    Since this is difficult to understand, someone asked me saying: “Why those doubts in Baba? You can see that everything he has said since 36 has been fulfilled!” And I say, precisely that that point confirms what I assert, that the future is immutable, even in the slightest feeling. What a teacher said 2,000 years ago is also being fulfilled: “… there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth … there will be no stone on stone … and then, the meek will inherit the earth …” What is written at the beginning of Ecclesiastes it is also very significant: “There is nothing new under the sun. What was will be.” It seems that we are all programmed, like robots!
    Record or replay the drama
    The drama is neither being recorded nor repeated. It is not recorded because it “always” is. If it were possible to record it, as Baba sometimes mentions, it would be determined by the decisions of all souls. That is a form of motivation that Baba uses, it is a necessity for the soul to believe that it is so.
    And it is not repeated because then the question arises: since when and why did it begin to repeat itself? What is the purpose of repeating its self the same identically? In reality, from the limitless, there is no past or future. Each moment is eternally recorded, immutable. Saying cycle after cycle is a way of pretending to understand “5000 eternal years” because understanding eternity as “5000 years of frozen instants in eternity” is inaccessible to logical thought.
    Saying, the previous cycle or the next cycle is another easier way to understand “What is eternally.” There is only one eternal “cycle”. To help in the process of understanding eternity, we talk about cycles, or a cycle that repeats itself. “What was will be, there is nothing new under the sun,” means that what will be has already been, the future has already happened.
    The concept of self-fulfilling prophecy is often considered true. Self-fulfilling prophecy is, at first, a “false” definition of the situation, awakening a new behavior that makes the original false conception of the situation become “true”. However, considering predestination, the fact of falsely defining a situation is part of the obligatory script engraved on the soul.
    Every soul including animals etc has a registered role, without options. Therefore, the Drama is neither recorded according to our decisions nor repeated over time. From the limitless perspective, there is only one eternal now immutable and simultaneous.
    Time is not linear or circular
    From an unlimited perspective, time is an illusion (as a fourth dimension it is relative), there is only an eternal present (5,000 years, if it can be measured that way) and the soul is only aware of an instant at a time. I consider that an unlimited perspective would be from parandham, which is a state of consciousness outside of the space-time flow; just as the subtle region is a state of consciousness similar to a conscious dream, also programmed according to the drama. Time is a subjective perception of the mind or a creation of consciousness because it is tied and conditioned to space and matter, so it cannot really have a specific shape (circular, spiral, triangular, linear …). Therefore, to affirm that it is repeated is impossible (repetition implies to scroll on a timeline).
    Einstein said: “You can count on the fingers of my hands the amount of people who understands the theory of relativity”. Relativity is known as a theory because it is not understood by most, but it is part of the laws of physics. Time and space are relative, they depend on each other. Time exists because matter exists. For example if the matter reached 300,000 kilometers per second it would disappear! The soul is immaterial light and is beyond the speed of light. It is as if it does not exist by itself. Matter and time give it the possibility of existing or of manifesting itself. There is nothing beyond time and space. It takes time to exist and it takes space for there to be time.
    To grasp the truth It requires leaving the superficial scheme and look “from the limitless”. The truth is eternal, it is beyond time and space. Therefore, it cannot be trapped with the thought, since this is limited by space-time, so, the churning must bring us closer to silence, because it is there where we will savor the experience of eternal truth. We need to look at it from the light, where time and space disappear. Thus, one cannot speak of eternal time. You can talk about eternity.
    The whole and its parts
    If the drama is perfect, any scene in it is perfect. If I take each part in isolation, I fall into duality, I relativize what is absolute. Even Mayan is perfect. The existence of God would not be necessary without the “illusion”, without the vices. It is a film eternally recorded in a unique way, where each actor represents what they have to act. If Baba says that each feeling is fixed beforehand, it means that throughout the “cycle” the soul has no freedom of choice; therefore, any thoughts, words, or actions are fixed in advance. The “bad” is also “good” because it cannot be otherwise, it is perfect. Relatively, we say that we go through a perfect and an imperfect state. But from the limitless, absolute, everything is perfect.
    Efforts (renunciation) according to the Drama
    Achievements as a result of efforts? Or natural development of the paper-script recorded in the soul? There are no voluntary efforts; only a role is played with a feeling of effort, in fact, programmed in advance. The effort I make to take the glass and drink the water is fixed in advance, it is not my option.
    Do I have to be pure to remember God or do I have to remember God to purify myself? Actually I need to have an eternal record of deity by having done a lot of Bhakti that predisposes me to understand Gyan in order to remember God and this way we can have the accurate level of consciousness to be in paradise, numerically.
    In the game-play we remember God to expand and stabilize consciousness; then, what we call purification is an awareness of reality, also predestined. Nobody makes any effort, we only act the role that is engraved, like a robot without will!? Nothing is difficult or easy, it is. Each soul is designed or programmed to do what it has to do in the gear of drama. In the face of any situation: just observing with detachment, accepting and loving the fixed destiny. The most useful thing is to understand and that also depends on the fortune of each soul!
    Because each soul is required to play a role whose script is forever etched on it, no one has merit for what they do, therefore there is no point in praising someone. Not even God. Only Drama is the highest authority, the all mighty! Drama inspires our efforts, if it is in our eternal role. “You have to make efforts, but only what is fixed in the drama will happen… and therefore you should not have any expectations.” (Murli sakar 05-14-2020)
    Unlimited disinterest
    Baba considers unlimited disinterest as fundamental to achieve the transformation that He proposes to us. Authentic disinterest is only possible when there is understanding of knowledge (beyond bhaktigyan and beyond imagination) and it is enjoyed, the fullness of practical wisdom is felt. When it is based on love or fear it is fragile and vulnerable. In fact, if every feeling of the soul is recorded in advance, having unlimited disinterest is not the result of effort, is fortune, according to the drama plan!
    Faith in the intellect & Total realization
    When we don´t only know, but we also live reality, faith disappears to become a realization or illumination, the real consciousness of the soul. Faith is certainty of what is not seen, however implies (expectation) hope. Illumination is the experience of the unnameable. In the process of enlightenment, faith is lost to gain practical wisdom. Faith is not needed when seen. God has no faith, God knows. We can become equal to the Father in that regard.
    Waste time or take advantage of it
    From an unlimited perspective, time does not exist. So you can’t take advantage of or waste what doesn’t exist! Or let’s look at it this way: since I do not choose anything, I only play the role that I have recorded and that I am obliged to act automatically, including decisions, I do not have the option to take advantage or waste anything. What I do or don’t do is the result of my set script, with no change possible.
    On the other hand, if all the rol is engraved in the soul, then what I am going to decide or feel, I could look for it in the soul register, it is there, but I cannot access it. Only the moment can emerge and can vaguely remember what has happened in the present birth. If time is cyclical what I vaguely remember of this birth is my most remote future; what is about to happen is my most remote past.
    Obstacles & Guilt
    Should I feel guilty about the obstacles and storms (or contrasts in varied drama) that come into my life? If we do not create anything, because we do not even decide our actions, since our entire role is engraved in the soul, it is predestined, then there is no reason to feel guilty: “Everything is fixed in the drama. There is no need to worry ”(murli sakar 05-14-2020). Even destruction is a “causeless bloodshed”, no one is guilty. I can only use the apparent freedom I have, to connect with The Supreme (or my own reflection?), Clear my mind, accept my role in peace and enjoy it as it is; if it’s in my fortune. There he would be jumping.
    Bapsaman
    ShivBaba is neither virtuous nor powerful. He is never tested to demonstrate that it embodies specific virtues or powers. In reality, he does not need virtues or powers to play his role of giving Gyan, which is also fixed, according to Drama. He also uses the sanskaras of Brahma Baba to express himself. Brahma Baba, on the other hand, did practically express spiritual virtues and powers, also according to his fixed and predestined role.
    Brahma was able to do what he did, not because of Baba’s help, but because he was programmed to receive that knowledge and represent that behavior. Furthermore, we could say that his love for God brought him closer to Him, changed his perspective and gave him the strength and clarity to express his powers and virtues. Like when a mother draws strength and has incredible behaviors based on a child. It was not the son who gave her the strength, it was her love for her that allowed her to emerge that strength, in addition, programmed in the drama! That also happens with us.
    So it is like Brahma that we have to become: Dadsaman (?) Brahma became a companion of God. He did not melt into his love. Because what is love between two equals? There is no longer a dependency. Love is the engine that drives the encounter. Understanding the Gyan is the way. It will be a gradual transition from the stone intellect to the divine intellect, which is soul consciousness. Love is the engine that drives to promote memory. That love is initially devotional. Then it becomes bhaktigyani love, and then, with deep understanding, become companionship, the only way to become “perfect.” That is our goal. Although, in reality, we do not become perfect; we become aware of our perfection.
    In the Bapsaman state the need to ruminate knowledge disappears, the truth is lived naturally.

    QUESTIONS:
    I suggest answering the questions based on what has been seen so far, before reading the answers. I think it would be more entertaining and useful.
    1. Why from the unlimited perspective there is no duality?
    In the Gold and Silver Age there is no duality (good-bad, just-unfair, positive-negative, error-success, love-hate, happiness-suffering, … This begins in the copper age (Dwapur Yuga age of duality) because the soul identifies with the body. If we see from an unlimited perspective, even from the copper age, we would not see good or bad, etc., we would only see things happening and souls in their bodies playing their eternal roles in connection with matter. Opposites, in this sense, are only mental elaborations as a result of losing the perspective of eternity and, therefore, of predestination.
    2. Is it possible that causality and predestination coexist?
    I think there really is only predestination. Causality is a creation of the mind or a necessity of the soul. It is a mental illusion produced by the limited perception of the coherent intertwining between the events of the drama. If we look at the drama as a cycle, the causes can be seen both in the past and in the future; therefore, in reality, there are no causes. If we regress any situation that we call a consequence, looking for the cause of causes, we will conclude that the consequence is the same cause. What is, is just because, because it can not be otherwise, in this perfect drama.
    3. Why is the law of karma really a philosophy?
    If the drama is predestined, then Karma are actions and reactions programmed in a fixed script. Therefore, there can be no mistakes, successes or culprits and no rewards or punishments. On the other hand, there is no causality, since there was never a beginning and there will never be an end. If we look at drama as a cycle, the causes are in the past as well as in the future, since the past is the same future. Within the eternal script, karma has to be mentioned as a law only to fulfill the purpose of encouraging souls to express their goodness, but the choices of each soul are already programmed in advance. The theory of causality is a necessity of the soul. Karma is the development of the paper or script recorded as sanskaras. If everything is predestined, you should not blame no one, nor envy, reject, consider better or worse or any limiting comparison. Baba talks about “the philosophy of karma”, not of “the law of karma”.
    4. Looking from the limitless, does Maya really exist?
    Maya means illusion. It is an expression to describe a specific behavior of the human soul that seems good to him but that goes against its original purity, peace and well-being. However, since their decisions are programmed or predestined in the soul, as well as their consequences, then what we call Maya is just an abstract concept or game in the soul script. The soul is not “given Maya” by its will, its role simply emerges with those characteristics. On the other hand, if duality does not exist in practice, the soul is not free to choose either Maya or God.
    5. Are there really karmic accounts?
    If there is predestination then there can be no free will. So how could my actions determine my destiny (karmic accounts)? If there is no law of karma then there is no karmic account, there is only one game called acting a predestined role. Yes, apparently we have freedom of choice, but that choice, whatever it may be, was already scheduled in advance. Nothing is good or bad. No one is guilty. The eternal recording in the soul forces us to act.
    In the Tao they talk about “do not decide and you will reach satori or samadhi”. Let us also remember that, from the limitless, there is no duality. Where I am is the best place to act, if I accept it. If I deny, it won’t improve! But also, this decision depends on my fortune, or predestined program!
    We could also ask ourselves:
    “According to the Drama plan” do my actions take place? Or, “According to my actions” is the Drama plan developed?
    My actions (karma) are the result of my decisions or are they according to a fixed script?
    If they are according to a fixed script (predefined program), do I have any responsibility for my actions?
    If I have no responsibility, what would we call “karmic accounts”?
    There are no karmic accounts, only lucky or unlucky roles according to the eternally fixed sanskaras in the soul.
    6. How to define “efforts”, from the limitless?
    If we have a predestined recorded role, then the efforts are also recorded eternally, I do not choose them, therefore, it is not my will, we really only do what we are obliged to do. Furthermore, if there is no dualism, there are no achievements or failures, there are no rewards or punishments, no merits or prejudices, then what would be the objective of the efforts? Similarly, if there is no causality, there can be no such thing as effort and reward. The soul does what it has to do according to its role. The feeling of effort is also imprinted on the soul beforehand. “Their fortune inspires them to make efforts. If it is not in their fortune, what effort would they make? ” – quote from murli-. So, Purifying myself depends on yoga, yoga depends on my efforts, my efforts depend on my role in Drama, and my role in Drama depends on my fortune, in conclusion, purifying myself depends on my fortune (Baba has also said that to remember him we need pureness). So my decisions do not determine my destination.
    We could say, then, that the only desire we should have is to be free of desires. When I am free even from this desire (to be free of desires) I will know that I have attained enlightenment, total awakening, the Bapsaman state or what is the same, total consciousness of the soul. I think it is the state called videhi. It has also been said: “Drama inspires your efforts”.
    7. Considering predestination, is it possible to transform ourselves?
    What happened was fixed and perfect, what happens is already fixed and perfect; therefore, what is going to happen is fixed and perfect since the future is the same past. So I have no choice (freedom) to change something, to transform myself. Sanskaras cannot be changed. You cannot transform the past and neither can the future because this is the same past, therefore, no one can transform and even less transform someone. You cannot change what is eternally fixed, predestined. You can’t squeeze an orange and demand that mango juice come out. Simply, a fixed role is being expressed in the soul in advance. Drama is made up of successive eternally programmed changes. What I can do is accept my role, trust that he is very good, and enjoy the fortune of being a Brahmin. We are the only souls that have the possibility of having the correct understanding of Drama in our register!
    8. What is Eternity?
    Baba talks about “Cycle after cycle” that is, the previous one and the one that follows. If there is a sequence of cycles it implies a timeline on which the cycles repeat. That leaves us in the paradoxical position of when and why the cycle began to repeat itself (as in the big bang theory, in which they give the universe a start!). From limited consciousness, trapped in space-time, one only perceives one at a time, but from the perspective or unlimited consciousness, from the light, all the moments of the 5,000 years exist at the same time. Hence, in a trance, souls can “live” in paradise for a time, or Brahmins meet with deities of paradise (in the subtle region). But it is easier for the intellect to understand and accept the idea of continuous cycles than the idea of eternity as “timeless”, where every moment of the past, present and future are there, simultaneously. Understanding eternity in this way is part of the upper Gyan, experiencing the territory, the pure, absolute, silent truth. In any case, the understanding of the Gyan is an indefinite number and is mostly a matter of interpretation.
    9. Where is actually Parandham ?
    Baba says that in parandham there is no time or space, sound or movement (he has said that the home is tiny). There cannot be a “place” where there is no space or time. Therefore, there cannot be a “world of souls”…
    So when Baba says’ we are residents of parandham “he means that we are always in parandham but we are not aware of it. I would say that it is a state of consciousness that we disconnect from by entering the space-time dimension. Residence implies place therefore we also do not “come down” from somewhere. One cannot reside where there is no time and space. Baba has said that parandham “is not a world.”
    Giving parandham a place, like Drama for a while, is Baba’s pedagogical strategy to access the “stone intellects” and motivate them to explore more, grind your own ingredients and cleanse themselves while achieving a divine intellect that they can understand. these subtle points: that space and time are an elaboration of the mind, that without knowing it we are “always” residents of parandham. We just need to be aware of it. In the end, you just have to drop everything related to space and time, which will be painful for many. We are preparing ourselves, learning to detach ourselves, to make that transition to another body in another time (paradise), in the best way.
    Because, there really is no return, since in parandham there is no time or space. Souls who do not experience the golden and silver age in practice, cannot stay 2,500 years waiting in parandham! After the final war they instantly go on to express their role at their proper time, when they leave their bodies, unless they stay wandering like ghosts. The same happens with all souls. But, if time does not exist, can we talk about “the moment that corresponds to it? It is there where trying to explain eternity is complicated, since using thoughts implies time; and eternity is beyond time. You can only intuit, feel, experience in silence. That is true soul consciousness, when you are beyond the experience space-time limit.
    And finally, if in parandham there is no time or space, where is God actually? Could it be that the only existence of God is when he is giving us Gyan through the body of Brahma Baba? Could it be that God is eternally giving gyan? “The Word became flesh …” It has been said!
    10. Is the space limited or unlimited?
    If space and time are two parallels and time is eternal (seeing time as a cycle, the future is the same past), then space is unlimited. If we manage to experience timelessness, we can grasp the meaning of space. This cannot be explained intelligibly in words either. Astrophysicists say that when the speed of light is reached, that is, if we become light, space will disappear and we could go from one galaxy to another in an instant. According to Riemann’s geometry, if you go on a straight-line flight, we begin to see just what we left behind!
    11. Does faith determine fortune or does fortune determine faith?
    Baba says that faith brings victory. Faith is complete certainty in what I do not know. If all the role is already engraved on the soul, its level of faith is also engraved. So we could say that the type of role is what determines if I am lucky or not, in the sense that I have the record of a high status in paradise or not. Baba speaks, “if he is in his fortune,” that is, if he has it engraved on his soul. If the soul has emperor of paradise sanskaras, it will have faith and do what it has to do according to that role. My fortune determines my faith. Although there is no causality, if there is a coherent logic all states of consciousness and between all the moments of the Drama.
    12. Can we choose to behave well or badly?
    If everything is predestined, we are all programmed with fixed eternal roles, then we would have no choice to behave well or badly. Any type of behavior would simply be the automatic expression of that role or script recorded in the soul. Similarly, positive experience, happy or negative and bitter, are a natural expression of the role fixed in advance in the soul and not the consequence of any type of behavior. Let us remember that, on an unlimited level, there is no causality. Decisions are also the result of a fixed role, eternally predestined.
    13. How to differentiate experience from imagination?
    How can I be sure that I am aware of the soul, of the subtle or incorporeal region or of God Himself, and that it is not an imagination? If I enjoy these states, if they are not forced, if they give me a feeling of happiness and security, if they facilitate the “transformation”, then it would be said that they are authentic experiences and not just imagination. It must be from logic and from there it becomes in feeling. This is why Baba calls memory “yoga of the intellect” and not yoga of the mind. The result is to experience the virtues and powers. Furthermore, I can prove that I experience this awareness by being fearless, angerless, and sadnessless. On the other hand, it is a very personal experience that depends on the fortune of each soul, its role in the drama.
    On the other hand, it is true that imagination can help us generate an experience and that experience can come to be considered true. Also in bhakti they have very powerful visions and experiences that reinforce their beliefs. So this process of imagining to create experiences is only a temporary support to come to understand that those experiences must end in the true consciousness of the soul, which is the “Bapsaman” state, as explained above.
    14. Why or for what do we exist?
    Actually, the Drama of Life has no purpose. It is just because. If it had a purpose, we would have to answer the question, when did it start, whose desire was it and the initial reason for the phenomenon of life to occur? We cannot answer that the idea was from God, because Himself is tied to Drama. Furthermore, we have concluded that time does not exist, therefore there is no beginning, there is no future, there is no past. There is only one eternal present. There is no answer to the question: “Why being and not nothingness?”
    Until not reaching Bapsaman state, it is better to continue believing that Baba is there, in another dimension without time, protecting us, etc. until you reach full soul consciousness. And don’t take it too seriously, anyway, this Drama is a game, the Great Lila (in Hinduism “divine play”).
    There are many more quotes from murlis in screenshots, underpinning these themes, if you want I can provide you with some.
    Thank you and congratulations on your consideration of these issues. I wish you enjoy this adventure of expanding the intellect to see other possibilities of interpretation of the Gyan and bon appetit.
    OM SHANTI

     
    • RK 3:15 AM on October 30, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you
      I don’t churn gyan now because I don’t understand it. I listen murli and focus on gyan related to self awareness, detached observation and rest is story for me and practice yoga to change my programming of mind from negative to positive because to be free from thoughts it is difficult to jump from negative to self awareness. The BK experience increased my sexual obsessive nature and neediness of a partner.
      I am only concerned to be free from it as it has made my life stagnant.
      Thank you very much.

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  • avyakt7- New Generation 7:45 AM on November 6, 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    Being special is to see only special in others 

    The title is the line of the comment of a BK reader, which I will further elaborate.

    When I was a BK follower, I too thought that I had a clear cut explanation on how Life is. What is “right” and what is “wrong.” I too, thought that I was “special.” Not only because I was a BK, but even among Bks, “I” thought “I” was special: Not many could “churn” knowledge like I did. Let me confess that “I” thought my sister to be “more special” than “I.” A more “special” BK.

    Do you know that BapDada in Madhuban, treated her in a “special” way? “He” gave her an apple, spoke briefly with her. Gave her a loving Drishti and shook her hand. Something similar happened the first time she went to Madhuban. Out of hundreds of Bks passing in front of BapDada, she received that “special” treatment. Not only that, Dadi Prakashmani gave her a kiss in front of many BKs. Dadi Janki spent an afternoon with her while we were visiting London. Dadi Gulzar told my sister: “Wah your fortune!” and… Brahma Baba had many “special” meetings with her while she was a BK.

    Nevertheless, she never received a “golden ring” through the BK administration. She couldn’t be the “sister in charge,” because she couldn’t completely see with her physical eyes, as if being in front of the computer was the most important element in that “position.” The center that we opened in Peru and Dadi Janki inaugurated, was considered a “gita patshala” or a “sub-center”, even though the Murli was read there every day and she was 100% dedicated to BK “service.” Although that “sub-center” was relegated by “special” Bks; Brahma Baba helped to get things going despite her being there almost by herself. No “special” family around to help, but only “lokiks” when needed. I could share more stories on how “special” many Bks thought my sister was, but as human nature is, there was enviousness many times for her abilities to connect with people and bring new “believers” to the center, that mixed with pity for she was almost blind, but used as a great opportunity to look good by helping her to walk around, while others were looking. She was able to DO what other Bks couldn’t. That in turn brought her some issues with the “special” BK “family.”

    It is the same human nature whether we dress is white or not.
    How is it possible for “special” Bks not to realize the “specialty” of my sister although BapDada and the Dadis acknowledged it? Of what good knowledge is, if it is not practical?
    What kind of specialty to become “soul conscious” is, for such “special” people?
    Just words. Pretty words.

    Let me share what I found out about knowledge and believe it or not, is the same thing that BapDada has said before: “Knowledge is entertainment for the mind.”
    That is it. No other value.
    Some Bks come to this blog to read “deep” points of Gyan. Never mind, that these things are coming from an “impure, stone intellect.” (That is “special,” correct?) That is, they come here to entertain themselves. Of what good is to “see new things,” if we ARE the same as we have always been?

    Knowledge cannot make us “humble.” It can only makes us believe that we are “humble.” That is all.
    We cannot “help others to help themselves.” That is another ego trip of “special” people.
    We can only BE ourselves.

    It is amazing to me now, how diluted the teachings from Brahma Baba have become. Too many “special” people unable to understand themselves wanting to “help others.”

    Honesty is not a subset of “truth.” It is our most important truth.
    Every human being is unique. Not “special.”

     
    • lakshmipriya 12:40 AM on November 14, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      All answers are there in the murli and Brahma baba lived truly a life of unshakable and immovable and surrendered totally. His mantra was one strength and one support. Every scene in life is making us experienced to move on to next level. I believe drama is beneficial when I understand that what shall I inculcate from every scene that unveils in front of me.

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  • avyakt7- New Generation 5:43 AM on January 30, 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    Some pieces of advice for BK followers 

    Out of my experience in the BK path, I could offer some unbiased “tips.” I say unbiased because I am not for or against the BK path. Nevertheless, I had a full experience of it and I feel grateful of the outcome. It was necessary for my path.

    1. The main aspect is to learn to follow your heart, your gut feeling. A typical conditioned individual used to the ways of our modern society, will overuse the mind, eventually blocking his feelings. That individual could talk all day about “love” but he doesn’t feel it. Thus, “love to God” is merely a mental exercise for many. I cannot stress this point enough, for many times we may “think” that we are feeling, when in fact, it is the mind. To learn to know this, is important to be able to know a different consciousness.

    2. Gyan or knowledge is a blueprint of the BK philosophy, but it is not important in the process of self – observation. Many times, we could get caught up in finding “proof” and supporting a belief system. I spent my time in this while a BK, basically I was using my conditioning from society, the need to find “proof” or what I thought was the “truth.” All of these things are of no value in the process of a new consciousness. These mental things (gyan) are “props” to entertain the overused mind.
    There is no value in knowing that “I am a soul” or that “Life is predestined” when I cannot live Life in a fulfilled way. Fulfillment is not of the mind and the accumulation of information. Fulfillment is in feeling.

    3. Any discipline offered by BK Raja Yoga is useful as long as I learn to listen to my inner self, my heart. If a discipline is practiced out of compulsion, I will harm myself and even others. The Observation of what is happening without biased interruptions of the mind, will show me what is proper for me to DO at a particular time. As we know, there is a “role,” in “us.” That role doesn’t move smoothly through my THINKING, for that thinking is conditioned. It appears through a feeling.

    4. Observe your mind. Get to know what triggers traumas, hangups, rejections and repressions. Use the opportunity the BK system will give you to be alone. Whether the morning in Amrit Vela, any other meditation or the seclusion from the outside world, that space is truly precious for those who are serious in changing their consciousness. It is not for everyone. You may discover that being alone is not for you. That is fine. However, the BK system offers this space which supersedes the “busy-ness” of society; for those who are “ready.”

    5. Enjoy your experience in the BK system. It is unique and you will learn many things. I am grateful for the independence that the BK system taught me. I learned to rely on my own means and not be dependent on anyone. I met great people and had the chance to share a moment of my life with them. I learned about the importance of discipline in our lives and the importance of using our own energies in a balanced way. Remember that your heart and not your mind, should be the one telling you whether that experience is enough for you or not. Thus, again the importance of learning to listen to your heart.

     
    • Gayathri 8:48 PM on January 30, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Good advice! 🙂
      I too have started to accept myself as i am and not bothering about being not able to reach any particular goal. The transformation has to happen naturally, it does not happen by forcing myself to become like some one.

      This attitude and faith in the repetitive drama has enabled me to love and respect everyone irrespective of the weaknesses they have. Yes, still, i sometimes happen to struggle for some time to accommodate some people; then, i pause, and remember what is my present understanding of drama and that gives me the energy and segacity to accept others.

      Some times i continue to hear the grumbling of my mind though, but i allow it do it, after all, it is an old habit that is refusing to leave. A long way to go… no problem… life is a long journey. 🙂

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  • avyakt7- New Generation 10:42 AM on October 31, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    The praise of the “intellect.” 

    In Brahma Kumaris there is an emphasis on the “intellect” as a tool to obtain and use “knowledge.”
    The “intellect” then, will apply this “knowledge” in every situation that Life may bring. This is known as “wisdom.”
    A wise person then, is no more “skilled” than a lawyer or an engineer. A lawyer deals with human laws whereas the “wise” person deals with “knowledge” provided by some higher authority endorsed by a religion, a philosophy, etc.

    This emphasis on “knowledge” (gyan) will bring many undesirable outcomes in Life, for Life doesn’t match any “ideas” or “truths” that we may have about it.
    Life is not a structure where we will be better off if we “do good,” for the extent of what we consider “good” is contaminated by our ideas or concepts: Conditioning.

    If a religion comes up with commandments, “reality” does not fit that ideal. Consequently, there is the struggle that every “sinner” has and the struggle that every “moral” person will face when choosing repression over understanding of the self. It is hard to be “good.”

    Observe Life. There is an Earthquake. Thousands of people die. Famine everywhere. Diseases will appear. What is the cause of that? Our reasoning, our “good intellect” will not find a “reason” for such “evil” event. Wasn’t that a consequence? (karma) Or perhaps that is the cause of something else? Who is responsible? Weren’t all of those people “punished”?
    Our “reasoning” our “intellect” doesn’t know. “Knowledge” is no longer applicable. However, explanations and tall stories are abundant. Theories proliferate. Believe in an “answer.” Make it “reasonable.”

    Life doesn’t operate under those concepts of “good” and “bad.” However, humans DO. Although those concepts are necessary to function in a human society; observe that those ideals do not reflect necessarily, the reality of Life.

    A snake is about to eat a pretty rabbit. It is in your hands to stop it or to allow it. What is the “moral” standard to apply? What is the reasonable solution?
    Humans through religions, operate under the illusion that “good” is a “reality” that we could follow every single time to obtain a favorable result.
    It is the pursue of what is “favorable for me,” what is underneath our “moral” concepts.

    In “reality” we delineate when killing is “good or bad” according to conveniences. However, the commandment has to be specific as not to confuse the masses.

    The intellect does not carry “knowledge.” It carries conditioned information for self-righteousness. Every conceptual view of Life only reflects a particular angle. Brahma Kumaris perceives Life from an angle. That perception makes up their world.

    A wise person does not need “knowledge” for he has insight. That goes beyond our “reasoning” and our little concepts of what is “good or bad.”
    The intellect is not the panacea for living a “righteous Life,” but when there is absence of inner knowledge, the learned recipes are needed to be safe, to be out of trouble; but that is not the path for self-realization.

     
  • avyakt7- New Generation 10:15 AM on September 12, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    The “reality” of BK knowledge 

    “What is” escapes explanations. There are no words capable of describing what we may label as “reality.”
    Any single event in Life is chained through previous events. Even though, we may attribute certain action to someone, there was a chain reaction leading to a result.
    The word “result” is never an end product. Although our minds are trained to see it that way.

    Brahma Kumaris displays a “knowledge” which is explained through words. The events of the story of “Brahmin souls” going through the cycle of time as the “main actors,” is the same story that any religion will portray. There is no religion selling “salvation” where the main protagonists are their own followers. Their eschatology is self-serving.

    When someone is new to “Spirituality” a religion will offer the certainty needed for the mind to remain at ease. Christians, come to mind. Their story of salvation is easy to follow. What is requested from followers is easy to DO. As a person evolves, he may see “spirituality” as denial of the body and its sensations for the pursue of something more “elevated,” such as the spirit, the soul, etc.

    A person may think that in order to access the soul and the spirit within, there must be a denial, an internal fight to overcome the needs of the body (effort.) This is in a nutshell, the pursue of the BK yogi.
    A BK yogi’s mind is surrounded by the duality of body and spirit. That understanding is reflected in their beliefs, known as “knowledge.”
    The “cycle of time” in BK’s view; is about going “up and down” from soul consciousness into body consciousness. It is thought, that “now” is the moment to leave that body consciousness which has been accumulated through centuries and in a few years of this life time, change that perception through austerities.

    Followers are eager to demonstrate to themselves and others, that they can DO it. They are eager to receive the praise of “god,” to fulfill their ego needs.
    How many Brahma Kumaris followers have reached the pinnacle of their beliefs? How to know if this in fact is true?
    That is the question that all followers should start looking into. It is a matter of belief.

    That is why, Avyakt7 NG; shares the importance of “spirituality” in the “now.” There are no stories here. It is all about finding the sensations that are moving us, such as anxiety, stress, greed, etc. If we are unable to observe those in ourselves, we will not be able to move forward, no matter what we DO or what we believe in.
    Busy in spreading a story of salvation (aka knowledge) a follower is oblivious of himself.
    “Spirituality” is no longer about supporting our vision of duality and to fight opposites deemed as “’bad”. That is; however, the “reality” of the BK world.

    “Spirituality” becomes the understanding and acceptance that this world moves through these apparent opposite forces. We cannot deny a half of a whole unit, and expect that things will move alright.

    The body is necessary in this world. The body is part of who we ARE at a particular point in time. A yogi then, sees union where others will see separation. After all, yoga means “union.”
    Caught up in words, a religion may use key words accepted by all, to make a subtle change in meaning. Furthermore, labeling that change as the “true” meaning.

     
  • avyakt7- New Generation 5:42 AM on April 11, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Message 13: Predestined free will. 

    If free will exists, “you” are doomed by making choices that “you” don’t fully understand. All we have is the conditioning of society and religions to go by. We cannot be free. The paradox is: We cannot be ever free with free will. It is like a blindfolded individual walking by a precipice.
    Society and religions will teach us to stop and sit, to be “safe” so we don’t live Life, rather than allow us to discover the veil over our eyes. How could they, if they are not aware the veil exists?

    If there is predestination, “you” do not exist as something separate from Life. That “I” is merely a recurrent and omnipresent illusion.

    But, whether you take the veil off or remain blindfolded, it does not matter at all. What matters is to enjoy the unique experience, for it will change. Every experience in Life is important, for it is unique. If you sit, enjoy sitting. If you want to walk, then walk. If you think that you shouldn’t walk because you will make “mistakes,” then you will not live. You will repress and reject.
    No one can live being “right” when the duality of “wrong” is part of it. “Right and Wrong” come together in the same package.

    We experience free will despite predestination.
    That is because in Life, both are the same exact thing; but for our educated minds; one is opposite of the other.
    Embrace both concepts or better yet, forget about them.

     

     
    • Dinesh C 2:20 PM on April 11, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Ahnanda, thank you for writing this message. Some of my current experiences are in connection with this message of yours.
      We choose to Do something and later “I wish” OR “it could have been like…” OR “the religious conditioning” make us think that may what I did was not right.
      I would like to share a small recent example of today:
      I decided to meet a friend of mine at around 6:00 PM and was a little tired, and later while standing in queue to buy something, I decided not to meet him and return back home. Now until I come home i.e. until 7:30 PM, the mind was giving me thoughts like “My friend must have felt bad for my cancelation of meeting” and the main thing “I had to lie to cancel our meet”. Two religious conditioning
      1. Don’t do something to make others feel bad for your selfishness
      2. Don’t lie
      Were actually stopping me to enjoy while I reach home. Because that scene in drama already happened, that too in past. Well there are some more examples like these, but observing our own drama of life is very interesting. Thanks Ahnanda 🙂

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  • avyakt7- New Generation 5:34 AM on April 4, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Message 12: The tale of Dharam Raj 

    “Dharam raj judges our actions. If we don’t get “mukti” (salvation) in Life, then Dharam Raj will judge us and punish us based on the actions we performed in Life. Dharam Raj works for God. God created this game. We got to beat Dharam Raj by realizing God and becoming Brahm giani…”

    The above paraphrase of an article; reveals a childish understanding of Life. Sort of: “If you don’t eat your broccoli like a good kid, then the cookie monster will come and eat you.”

    How could “you” be “judged” in an eternally predestined “Drama”?
    The eternal game of judges, prosecutors and defendants, is only a game. Just like playing tic tac toe.

    “Judgment” of Dharam Raj is only concerned on performed “actions.” It is DOING over BEING. That “method” is the seed of all sorts of inner dishonesty, repression and rejection, for we will only DO out of convenience. That increases ego. Look out for #1.

    It is amazing that this “convenience” is only a belief which none of us will be able to verify by ourselves. Nevertheless, it is an important tool for religions and societies to “shape up” followers.

     

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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