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  • avyakt7- New Generation 12:16 PM on August 3, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    The Brahma Kumaris Experience 

    If there is a “keyword” to understand in Life, it is the word “experience.”
    Every happening in Life,  is an experience.
    Experiences are personal. Subjective.
    Observe that Brahma Baba had an experience which changed his Life. To extrapolate it and believe that this experience should apply to everyone; is just a belief colored by self-righteousness.
    His previous experiences in Life, led him into a particular experience.  Observe that there is a correlation, a path. Nothing happens at random.  That word “randomness” only shows human ignorance. Humans have different experiences even though, it may be the same occurrence or happening in Life. Again, there is SUBJECTIVITY in every experience.

    Therefore, Brahma Kumaris could be labeled with the range of experiences: For some it was a great experience, for others; it was pretty lame. There are experiences in between and followers who will fit into those slots.

    That is why Avyakt7-NG, is not here to take sides, to say how great or how awful the Brahma Kumaris experience is.

    There is no “truth” valid here. Only experiences.
    If we recognize the value of experiences in Life, we will be open to them; for change, transformation comes through that.

    Someone may have had an experience with subtle Brahma Baba, that EXPERIENCE changed his Life. However, another EXPERIENCE, which could be the opposite or similar may arrive. Do we oppose to it? Do we see that WE are not in “control” of experiences?
    But yet, we “choose.” We make a decision based on our conditioning, what we believe to be the “right” thing or the “truth” based on some belief system.
    That is what will take us away from our inner honesty.

    The “right choice” in Life, is not a choice. It is a gut feeling, it is in our heart, listen to that which is not conditioned; but for that we need to learn to recognize the mind and how it overcomes our own “truth” for some known ideal.

    Experiences in Life are valuable. Labels to judge only support our conditioning.
    Life has its own ways to produce change, transformation. To judge the ways of Life, is to reject it. It is to live separated from it.
    Acknowledge your experiences. Be aware of the teachings in Life. If we want to imitate someone else’s experiences, we will not be true to ourselves.
    That is perhaps the most valuable “truth” that we can “have.”

    For the common good.

     
  • avyakt7- New Generation 12:09 PM on July 5, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    The misunderstanding of sanskaras 

    When the “I” is important, then the “I” creates sanskaras.

    What is a sanskara? A mental impression or psychological imprints believed to carry over from every Lifetime. The “soul” will carry those imprints.
    The application of this belief is as follows: “While DOING our karma (action) we need to remember that this is getting “recorded” in the soul. These impressions are permanent recordings which we will experience in this life and future lives.”
    What is the message?
    Warning! Be careful with what “you” DO. You may make costly mistakes.
    It doesn’t matter what you ARE. Don’t look at that. Replace that with some thought out DOING (karma) which will be “good” for “you.”

    The “I” has to BE good by DOING what is believed to be “good” to get “good” things in Life.
    Be smart, rather than honest.
    “Heaven” is good for you. Therefore, DO actions to take you there.
    What are those actions?
    DO “service” like opening centers, helping to spread a religion so everyone knows about it.

    What is the sanskar that will be recorded there?
    “I” am doing this for my own good. “I” am a manipulator. What “I” believe to be “good” should be good for everyone. What is the sanskara that will be recorded?
    Self-righteousness.

    What is “service” then?
    To DO what I believe others need.
    What is the sankara to be recorded?
    “I” am above you. Ego.

    How is it possible to go to Heaven with those sanskaras?
    All it takes is a belief.

    Sanskaras are the byproduct of Living Life. Beliefs, experiences, taboos, hang ups, ideals, family ties, all of that, will manifest at some point. It may not be in this or the next Life time, it may be later on. We do not know. All we know is that every sankara has 2 ends. Some people call one end as “positive,” and the other end as “negative.” In their belief, the thing to DO is to get rid of the negative, so the positive remains.

    That is a complete illusion. Just remember this piece of knowledge:
    “The Drama is predestined.” Meaning: Sanskaras are predestined. Our experiences are predestined. The Drama goes from one side of the end, into the other side… and then repeats again!
    Who is that “I” who wants to be saved?
    The “I” wants to be a “detached observer,” when already has an idea of what is convenient for him.

    When there is “no-I” there is no predestination. “You” are a detached observer.
    Thus, you may be in “Heaven” without DOING a thing.

    Many times what we think we know, can work against us. The veil of knowledge can glorify the mind, but the sanskara needed to be in Heaven is the one of “no-mind.”
    Have you seen an intellectual deity? A knowledge-full deity?
    That emptiness is “achieved” after being full of the mental knowledge, full of the ego of knowing.
    Sooner or later, that will need to go just to BE.

    In the Observation of “what is” resides the solution of the puzzle. The “I” will try to fix what is meant to be observed, aware of. Once we know what we ARE, once we identify our beliefs, hang ups, traumas and taboos; then Life will offer the solution to dissolve those.  

    The use of fancy names like “Sanskara,” Karma,” “mind,” “intellect,” only confuses through labeling what only needs to be observed. It doesn’t matter if what you feel “now” came from some “bad karma” performed in the 1700. What matter is that it has been identified “now.”  That awareness, that honesty of seeing without filters, bring the steps to unlearn what has  been learned.

    Awareness is the key.

     

     
    • Gayathri 12:28 PM on July 5, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Yes brother, Awareness is the key.

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    • vageeshverma 2:12 PM on July 5, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      As always beautiful….just like to say…all of brahmakumaris don’t teach or preach with the same consciousness …which you have taken apart( though quite a lot do indeed)….. fascinating to see Sister Shivani talk about karma etc….but her consciousness is so different…and her simple language so easy to follow…compared to “no I” kind of high brow spirituality….which is fascinating in its own right…though at the same time there is an underlying unity in both the ways…..

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      • avyakt7- New Generation 2:58 PM on July 5, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        This bring the interesting point: Who is right? Who has the “truth”? Is Shivani right and Avyak7 NG/ Ahnanda wrong? 🙂 or is it the opposite? As we know most religious followers are interested in the “truth” and nothing but the “truth.” The issue is, that most want for someone to tell them, what the “truth” is. They just want to believe in someone. Better if it is God Himself.

        As you mentioned, there is unity in both perceptions. “Truth” is a very deceiving word. It all depends in the consciousness that you are coming from. That is your “reality.” The issue is when we deny our reality to embrace a belief. That could become our Life lesson in our “spiritual” journey.

        Easy to understand, simple language is for a particular type of consciousness. It has immense benefit for that type of consciousness, thus Shivani is benefiting many with her understanding.
        Thank you for your “enlightening” comment, Vageeshverma. 🙂

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    • vageeshverma 12:29 AM on July 6, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Hope the “enlightening” reference was not sarcastic ;-))

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    • avyakt7- New Generation 11:33 PM on July 9, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      That is good! Something to be uncover by you. 🙂

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    • avyakt7- New Generation 11:35 PM on July 9, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      The issue is the mind… That is why, there is the experience of “no-mind.”

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    • avyakt7- New Generation 9:32 PM on July 10, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      If you know about “living in the present moment,” you surely know about “no-I.”
      Observe your question. You want to find out how my life is better than yours, through “no-I.”
      Does it matter to you? Why not only look at your own Life.
      The mind that compares cannot enjoy the “now.”

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      • avyakt7- New Generation 8:23 AM on July 11, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        In my experience, the mind cannot be in the now. It can be in the past or future though. To be in the now means no mind…. And no mind means no-I .
        The answer to your question…

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  • avyakt7- New Generation 4:11 PM on June 24, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Surrendering to Life 

    Today is “Mama’s day.”
    What is what you remember about her?
    In my case, some of the interesting “murlis” she wrote. Whether those “Murlis” were original or not, well translated or not, I will never know. Most BKs at this time, didn’t know her. For most, it is a question of tradition. Mama was selected as a symbol of the Brahma Kumaris institution as an example, an “ideal” for others to follow.

    What is the meaning for you? In which way that tradition will help you in your self-realization?
    That is for you to answer.

    For many, an institution is greater than an individual; but self-realization is for individuals and not for institutions. As a matter of fact, not all individuals. It is not a “mass” event. It is for the ones who are ready.
    Yes… you could be a senior in the organization or you could be part of the unknown, incognito masses. Your “status” doesn’t matter.

    My sister Raysha (Patricia) personally knew Dadi Ji. She used to see light and beauty in Dadi Ji. She was able to see that even though most people with excellent eyesight around her were not be able to recognize that. It would be a wonder if Dadi Ji could be recognized if she wasn’t part of the chief administration. My sister Raysha is able to see beauty and light in other beings as well who are not BKs.
    Those humans are in the path of self-realization.

    That is the beauty at this time. There are many roles necessary as they are for the world to change, to evolve. Krishna’s parents could have been “impure” by BK standards, but without them; there wouldn’t be Krishna. Who are we to make preferences and selections in assigned roles by the Drama?

    All we need to know is if we are BEING honest with our roles. That is all.

    Without that honesty of looking inside, there is no knowledge, no practice, no religion that will be able to “improve” our state of being. Honesty has to happen first. The path within the line of that honesty is the one that will take us “back home.”

    If you are EVERYTHING but not honest with yourself, you become an “actor.”
    To “act” by being someone who you are not is to live unfulfilled “now” and thus, in the “future.” To sacrifice for an ideal is to throw away the role and trust that Life has given you.
    Yes.. You are a soul, but before that; there is a role to fulfill which does not depend on the controlling nature of the “I” to be “someone” in the future. That individual role is exactly what the soul needs to experience, to move on, to evolve, to change, to become one with Life.

    Surrender to Life as the leaf surrenders to the current of the river… That surrendering of the leaf is not meant to follow the path of the river, but the way to get to the immense Ocean.

    For the common good.

     
    • vageeshverma 9:09 AM on June 27, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Ayakt,

      Sorry I didn’t know where to post my question hence posting here.Its a pretty long one too !
      In trying to understand and churn Baba’s’ gyan’ I went through different stages and still continue to do so.But somewhere I got struck into the concept of ‘duality’ and related it to ‘Dwapur’ or age of duality and then had an eureka kind of moment where I was able to observe my ‘Ego’ at work for once.Then ‘Alan Watts’ happened in my life whose videos on youtube I am addicted to and who explained a lot of concepts that you also try to point at.The concepts/truths which are difficult to be expressed in words but can only be pointed at.I still don’t get a lot of it but somewhere I connect a lot with what you or Alan watts or Mike George say and know without understanding that you all guyz have a point which most people don’t have.It’s ironic that I have been subscribed to your blog for 6-7 years and never used to read it but have started reading in the last year and half when I had these and other experiences.I still go to murlis and love sitting and looking at Brahma baba and the love I feel from him though I neither take his words literally nor listen with the aim of following it but at the same time love the experience of sitting in the murli.Nor do I follow any of the so called rules or dharnas. Finallyyy I come to my question :D….
      Many things in the bkworld and the reasoning I am able to understand like trying to increase the ego,contrasting and contradicting things baba says in the murli, the various rules and discipline they advise to follow etc.I would love to understand your experience of ‘Bap Dada’ or Baba Milan….what it is all about…from your ‘new’ perspective…?
      Apologies for such a long rant…:D

      Regards
      Vageesh

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      • avyakt7- New Generation 5:44 PM on June 27, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        I will reply to your question with an article in a few days… Thanks! 🙂

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      • Anil Kumar Reddy Mendu 4:52 AM on June 28, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        Four years back, I got a chance to attend Baba Milan in Diamond hall. I went there with great expectation. But I was disappointed as I had no special experience like other BK brothers and sisters. I felt that I had not followed the code of conduct accurately or may be my “number” in BK rankings is low (I may get low position in Golden age). After coming back from the event, BK centre teacher asked me to share your experience of Baba Milan in the class. I don’t know what to tell as I had no special experience expect the long waiting of 4-5 hours in Diamond hall. But as other BK brothers and sisters at the centre are sharing their beautiful experiences so I decided to tell lies about my experience with some special words like “It’s a never felt experience in my life and blah blah”. Still I don’t understand what to do to get that special experience as explained by other BKs. Since then I never showed interest to attend that event in spite of repeated requests by BK centre teachers. Now I watch the Milan programme in TV like any other TV show. Here I wanted to share my sincere gratitude to Avyakt7 for his sharings in the last few years as it helped me in my journey.

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        • Vageesh 11:38 AM on June 28, 2016 Permalink | Reply

          Hi Anil,

          To be frank…we can do nothing to get that special experience…just accept it humbly…it will happen if it has to…infact with regards to baba milan…i have had the most amazing experience watching it on television at my local centre than in diamond hall in madhuban…the desire for such experiences also somewhat hinders its attainment….but ..its okay…u r doing great…may be u don’t need them right now 🙂

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        • avyakt7- New Generation 3:47 PM on June 28, 2016 Permalink | Reply

          Thank you, Anil.
          Inner honesty is important to feel fulfilled. Through your spontaneous sharing here, the weight is off your back. As you did in the past, many have. As you wrote today… very few!

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  • avyakt7- New Generation 3:39 PM on June 21, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Exiting the BK world 

    I haven’t seen articles about this topic. You may find emotional articles where ex-members vent their frustrations, their agonies, their new beliefs about the organization, etc.
    This is not about that. It has nothing to do with the Organization and how it negatively affected “you” rather than “positively” which we tend to forget.
    But… It has to do with how “you” feel “now.”

    Everything comes down to your feelings. That is why, it becomes important to learn to discern feelings from mind.

    When you feel that you no longer fit, that is your time. If you have doubts of those feelings, then your time is not up yet. You need to stay. If you feel that you have found your place; good for you… you will be fulfilled. That is the sign.

    It sounds so simple, but like I said before; to be clear, honest with yourself, maybe the hardest thing in the World.
    “You” don’t create your feelings. Those are already there. It is your path.
    The “I” driven by the mind interferes by creating “choices,” “pros and cons,” “right and wrong” criteria.

    The “I” cannot fool what you truly  feel. A point will come when, you will feel suffocated as if Life is no longer enjoyable, even though your belief strongly supports that “You have found God.”

    When you are ready to find “yourself,” you cannot hide behind anyone, including God.

    Yes, we could find plenty of “reasons” to show ourselves how “smart” we are in leaving what we embraced before; we could find plenty of faults with the Organization, call them with pejorative labels, just to save face, to save that “I.”

    When you are ready to discover “yourself,” truly… you may find out that what you already think you know, is worthless.
    The risk to miss Paradise cycle after cycle is there. The “I” wants to be “saved.” There is fear, great fear to “divorce God,” but your life “now” is not worth living it under fear and inner dishonesty. Those traits cannot possibly allow you to fly free into the unknown; into discovering “you” beyond all beliefs, beyond all etiquettes, beyond all commandments.
    That takes utmost courage.
    When you learn to listen to your feelings, honesty flows from you into the sky.

    That is how you learn to “practice” honesty without even practicing it.

     
  • avyakt7- New Generation 4:11 AM on May 30, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Looking at Gyan from a different consciousness (2) 

    The soul: For 99% of BKs, the word “soul” is the replacement of the word “I.” Therefore; “I” the soul will go to “heaven,” it is thought.

    That intellectual misunderstanding for lack of awareness of the experience, brings one of the most dishonest statements:
    “I am a soul, not a body.”
    “The body is sick, but the soul is happy.” How many are faking it, saying something which actually they do not feel?
    That is dishonesty.

    The soul is empty of “I.” Empty of individuality. The predestined roles of that soul will give the “I.” The roles are like planets of the solar system. The soul is like the Sun, shining its light across all planets, giving them Life. Every planet has a different role according to how close or further away a planet is from the Sun. Every planet is an “I.”
    To say “I, the soul” is senseless. To say that one particular planet (role) is “better or more desirable” than another is not to understand that all roles are part of the experience.

    The soul is the essence, but the role played in the Drama brings individuality, once that role is gone; that “I” is gone as well. However, because the soul FEELS the role, there may be identification with a particular role (ego) which will bring a “trauma” in the next role. That is what Brahma Baba used to refer as the “rust.” That is why healing those traumas is of paramount importance to clear the “rust.”

    Because the soul is completely empty, void; it is everything but at the same time it is nothing; that is how we are all one, in that nothingness and not in that “I-ness.”
    Every role of a human soul will bring an experience, which will bring greater ego as identification occurs with the role. This is what it is known as “entropy” in BK gyan as Jagdish Chandra Hassija used that word to explain how the Drama becomes “less pure.” Nevertheless, that “entropy” is natural, it is growth; for through polarity; that soul will reach all its destined roles which are necessary as they are, perfect. Becoming “less pure” is a necessity for Life is change; that is how the Golden age cannot be “better” than any other age. Every role fits a particular age in the Drama.

    The question “who am I?” Is already setting up the answer, which needs to contain the word “I” or a replacement of that word (soul.) When we live in the mind, that question is important, but that question only divides artificially, what cannot be divided. That is why, rather than asking “who am I?” observe, that “I” without further concepts and ideologies. Become aware of it, to know.

    The soul is eternal, but so are the roles, and so is the Drama. Thus, everything is eternal, perfect. Nothing can be added or taken away by the “I” to make it “better.”
    Life is a wonderful experience once the mind knows its place: Neither boss nor servant.

    For the common good.

     
    • madhvisai 4:51 AM on May 30, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Thank youuuuuuuuuuu

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      • madhvisai 2:10 PM on June 7, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        How is the Drama “beneficial”? Gyan says that BABA tells us so…..but besides the fact it is eternal… How is it of benefit??

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        • Dinesh Chawla 6:39 AM on January 26, 2017 Permalink | Reply

          “The body is sick, but the soul is happy.” How many are faking it, saying something which actually they do not feel?
          That is dishonesty.

          This gave me immense happiness and confirmation that leaving BKs and to decide to be on a personal journey was the RIGHT thing I did, now there is not even a single trace inside me whether I did good thing by leaving BKs or bad thing.

          I suffer from many physical diseases (bearable), I was literally faking myself at the center all the time, my body used to pain but i did seva, tried to be happy but couldn’t. Woke up for amrit wela, again tried to be happy but couldn’t.

          Such kind of dishonesty should be avoided. If you tell them your problem, they will tell u, throughout the day create a thought many times that I am completely fine and carry on.

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