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  • avyakt7- New Generation 6:49 AM on October 2, 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    De-conditioning from the BK system 

    The deeper a follower is involved in a religious system, the harder it will be to break free.
    That premise is valid for those in a religious system as well as living in society.

    From society into the BK system. That is the journey of a follower.
    How is this transition possible? If we are not satisfied with society, if we are not content there; then the seed to move away has been planted.
    Living around perceived supportive, helpful individuals who are looking to become “better” may be a selling point. Whereas, in society; we weren’t that happy. That type of comparison will be lingering in our mind.

    Listening to the “Sakar Murli” is definitely another strong conditioning tool, specially if our belief in the words of “God” has been instilled before. Observe how the “word of God” is a strong conditioning, which can go across many settings.

    Once the follower observes the differences between the “old world” and what could be his “new world,” then he may become a follower of the BK system. At that point, he will be compelled to follow the “code of conduct,” according to how deep this follower would like to go.
    The “code of conduct” is the final touch in the conditioning process. To “practice” that, means to belong.

    If we have observed how we were able to go from one system into another, we could use the same principle to move to a different system, once trust with the BK system is broken. Without this requisite, we will not be able to break away. However; this feeling of a “broken friendship” could be full of animosity or hopefully, not.
    Ill feelings towards the BK system will only make our mental dependency stronger. Although away from the system; we will have triggers, which in turn deepens as psychological trauma.

    The “trauma” of leaving the BK system, has been experienced by many ex-followers. To let go of this will be a challenge unless, we are at peace with our decision rather than using rationalization; that is coming up with “reasons” as to why the BK system is not the “truth”, honest, etc. That is defamation of what we previously praised.

    Once back in society, it will never be the same. Now, we can observe things which we weren’t aware before. Because we met another reality, we could use the best of both worlds for our own lives.

    When we leave a system such as the BK, there may be feelings of guilt and failure. Values that we held in high esteem such as “purity” (according to BK definition) may be appearing in our minds with guilt.

    It is important to realize that once we move away from a system; all the philosophy, all the beliefs within that system will need to be thrown away. A “clean slate.”

    Observe the face of a 3-4 year old child. That face irradiates purity. Then, whatever he does, it will be pure. That face doesn’t have philosophies or practices to DO.
    That face is the reminder of what we have been, which could BE again through de-conditioning from the grip of systems. That child is about ready to lose his purity by being educated in society. The paradox is that to BE what we have been, we may need to go through those things which will try to change us in what we ARE not.
    That smile is not the one gained through “effort” and “practice.”
    It is “real” that is why, it has attraction.
    We may need to remember that.

    Will be taking a break until October 30th. Enjoy yourself! 🙂

     
    • tripplaneraustralia 12:10 AM on October 3, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      I appreciate your strenuous effort to point out how things may go wrong. The real problem for the Bk world is basically the level of understanding the depth of knowledge and to have accurate yoga. I have seen your earlier posts which churns the knowledge and brings out the deeper aspects. I humbly request you to continue to put your effort to explain the knowledge so that it helps for the Bks who aspire to follow the true path. Bks are definitely special, they are not ordinary, they have the aspirations to follow the path of truth. It will be of great help if you could take some avyakt murli and explain the content with more practical examples. Om Shanthi.

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      • ex-l 6:39 PM on October 26, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        The truth path, or rather the next step (as no path is the ultimate path), is to graduate from the BKs’ so called university, to leave and move on in order to continue growing. BKism is not the true path. It’s primary lesson is to recognise and act upon that.

        True “self-sovereignty” is found in being courageous to recognise that and regain trust in one’s self, one’s own intuition and one’s own perspicacious. To face one’s own lessons.

        Lekhraj Kirpalani walked his own path, therefore, to “follow the father” is to walk your own path too … not his.

        One of the most terrible conceits of BKism is the re-labeling of their mental conditioning as “truth”, or even it’s disgraceful wordplay or misuse of the word knowledge in “The Knowledge”. It wasn’t truth and it wasn’t knowledge. It was largely just mental plugs, malleable factoid or conundrums, to stop us thinking and put emphasis on social conforming and accept our position with their hierarchy instead. It can’t be “the truth” because it has been constantly re-written by the hierarchy according to changing external influences.

        And that is not “refinement” either, as they like to sell it. It is revisionism to the extent of deliberate deception.

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      • avyakt7- New Generation 12:11 AM on October 31, 2019 Permalink | Reply

    • ex-l 6:45 PM on October 26, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      The line I question is,

      “Ill feelings towards the BK system will only make our mental dependency stronger”.

      I am not sure about this because BKs are conditioned to be afraid of feeling and expressing strong and adverse motivations that might be labeled as “anger” or “hate” within BKism, confused with other negative values such as treacherous (being a traitor), failure, defamation etc.

      I tend to see us all like comets or planets orbiting around planets or suns, held in position by their greater gravity, often ending up crashing into them and burning up. A certain amount of emotion and vigorous intention is required to break free of their gravity and orbits in order to free ourselves and find our own, new trajectories. To accelerate back out into space, as it were.

      I think many within or at the edges of BKism would label them as “having ill feelings” but I think feeling, realising and acting on strong distastes, even revulsions, is a positive and even necessary step for many.

      As is iconoclasm, (literally the breaking of one’s often mental icons), including those we’ve worshiped or idolised (literally the making of others into icons),, within BKism, eg any of the Kirpalani Klan. I would actually encourage people to do so. To “get angry” and voice it as part of that leaving. To reclaim parts of themselves that they have cut off.

      BK conditioning also includes a large part of future damage control. We are strongly conditioned, through the deepest individual and cultural fears, not to doubt or “defame”, or not to be “unroyal” and speak out … but much of that is highly dishonest social conditioning, more about Sindhi-style hand washing and face saving.

      There’s nothing wrong with a healthy contempt towards spiritual deceivers.

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  • avyakt7- New Generation 6:54 AM on December 12, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Commitment to a religious path 

    How is a conditioned human being capable of seeing something besides his own conditioning?
    When that person is taken out of his conditioned ways and surroundings and into a new setting.
    When a seeker selects a spiritual path, he will select a different conditioning by rejecting his old ways. There has to be some sort of enticement for this to happen, that is what is known as having “experiences”, for without those; seekers will be unable to fully embrace something new.
    Any religious path in some way or another, will take a person away from the conditioning of society. Even Christianity will do that through the enforcement of commandments and fear of god. Christianity is the least invasive of all the paths for new conditioning, that is why; it is so popular.

    The Brahma Kumaris experience is certainly one of the most invasive for it requires a lot from a seeker, thus a greater commitment is required to take full “benefit” of this de-conditioning agent.

    A committed seeker has a limited vision, for he will only see what is taught to him. He is not encouraged to look around and any deviation from his part will be a sign of lack of commitment. It is this willingness to look around what will make the difference between a “firm” believer and a spiritual “tourist.”
    Observe the paradox. If a follower is fully committed, he will have less openness to observe Life from different views. That follower will necessarily nourish rejection for anything that is not fully aligned with his belief or path. However, without full commitment, there is very little opportunity to face his own contradictions: What he feels will collide with what he ought to follow. That is the first door to observe how beliefs systems move from helpful to unhelpful through time, and it is the task of the follower to become aware when this change is happening in his own Life.

    Brahma Kumaris was a helpful belief system for me. It helped me in my Life. Nevertheless, it became unhelpful, outdated as I was evolving: A 4 year old kid could be in Kindergarten, but not an 8 year-old. It is not that kindergarten is “bad” for the 8 year old, it is that an 8 year old has outgrown that stage.
    The 8-year-old kid has no grudges with Kindergarten. He merely moves on into elementary school and understands that there are other kids who will need the Kindergarten experience.

    Brahma Kumaris is not the only path. It is not the “true” path either. It is a path. A valid path. That is my experience. Someone else may have a different experience. Who has the “truth”?
    That is a childish question. In “spiritual” matters it is senseless to try to find the “truth,” as Life could show many “truths” at the same time depending on our state of consciousness. What is important is to be honest with our perception. Your “location” will give you a perception. Your “location” is where you ARE in Life.
    “Spirituality” nowadays is not so keen in honoring our perception. “Spirituality” is taught as following a particular perception, the “right” one although we may not perceive it.

    “Visualize this and that…” “Imagine that this is happening…” Those key words in “spirituality” denote that we do not honor our own perception, our truth.
    Life could change those perceptions in us if we allow it. But, typically a firm believer will continue with his own recipe of “truth,” and deny Life itself. He will earn the label of “firm” by his fellow peers and believe that he is earning a piece of heaven; although, it is only a self serving belief.

    Will resume writing on January 2019. Happy new year! 🙂

     
  • avyakt7- New Generation 6:48 AM on November 28, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Work, karmic accounts and “spirituality.” 

    As a person going through the process of self-realization settles karmic accounts, huge changes will happen in his Life. Relationships will change, health will change as the body will need some time to adapt due to circumstances and emotions which are totally unforeseen. Even work will change. It is important to emphasize that

    “I cannot settle karmic accounts by believing that I am doing so, or by avoiding situations or people.”

    The settlement happens when it is time for that. We cannot run away or avoid when the time has arrived.

    The perceived economical security that a job in our society brings, is one of the many illusions that we may hang onto. Nevertheless, as mentioned many times; all of these changes will happen naturally, at its own time. This is not something that will happen because “I want to follow so and so who is a saint.” That is artificial.
    When a person is going through the process of self-realization, this individual will need plenty of free time to be alone, for all the inner transformations to take place. All of these will be offered in Life through circumstances. This is not the seclusion that some religions offer to their followers. That is artificial, nevertheless; it has some benefit for followers.

    Through different channels, unforeseen circumstances, things will happen. Life will provide. The ability to think and “plan for the future” is truly an obstacle to perceive things from different perspectives. Of course, the above is not taught in our society. In our society it is important to plan and use reasoning to come up with some futuristic, idealistic plan where I will be “secure” as well as “my loved ones.”

    All of these combined changes truly bring a new person throughout the process of catharsis. That is why it has been traditional, to change names. Religious followers will copy that; although there has never been a change to a “new” person. It is all for the sake of “fashion.”

    Brahma Baba (Dada Lekhraj) did not have any ties with “regular work” at one point in his Life. It is said that he donated his money and put some individuals in trust, to help run the space that he was providing for those seekers who later became an organized religion, the Brahma Kumaris.
    Someone who is providing some sort of “spiritual support” through his inner transformation, is not fit to play the game of “having a job” or “administer funds.” This has been a problem in many religions as those appointed to administer things are conditioned to run a “for profit” institution. The “spiritual” purpose is forgotten and the aim is to spread whatever teachings for the sake of gaining followers, for that means; greater institutional profits.

    Our society has its ways and a person going through the process of self-realization does not fit that anymore.
    Observe a person running a “spiritual center” sponsored by a religion or institution. Sooner or later, the interest of the organization (to exist, expand and flourish) will overtake personal time needed for inner development. Granted, not every person running a center is fit for self-realization, thus; consider the type of “spiritual support” that this person is providing. This is an issue that every organized religion has to deal with. “Good administrators” does not translate into good providers of “spiritual support” for seekers.

    Nevertheless, any religion is an optimal starting point for a seeker. A particular seeker will be attracted to a particular path, according to his destiny. However, that religion is not necessarily the end point of the journey, as everyone needs to be exposed to different experiences to trigger inner changes. Life offers those experiences, not people with thought out plans or “methods.”

    The experiences offered by Life are unexpected, for otherwise; those experiences are artificial. Nothing artificial could bring true change, but only a shortly sensation that “I am changing.”
    Life is the true religion, but we may need to experience fully a religion to truly understand that. Those who are in the religion of Life, will need to experience complete insecurity, that is when the limited supports brought by our society, fall apart. Few are fit for that.

    A child could play safely in the playground of a religion. But that is a preparation to open the gates and meet Life. Nevertheless, most believe that Life is society. To be able to go beyond the conditioned playground of society and all its fictional securities; is the next step to experience.
    Those who are trapped in society will need to go to a different playground; a religion perhaps, to experience something different. Those who are AWARE of the different playgrounds may learn something useful for their own edification.

    Finally, these things need to be experienced as Life brings the experiences. These things are not meant to be intellectually understood.

     
    • Dinesh C 9:05 AM on November 29, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Dear Ahnanda, will knowing for an individual that he/she is in a process of self realization develop subtle ego? That he/she is going through some hi-fi process and others are not! Can you please comment on that.

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      • avyakt7- New Generation 9:24 PM on November 29, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Of course. It is part of the process.

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        • Dinesh C 2:10 AM on December 1, 2018 Permalink | Reply

          Ok Ahnanda, congratulations to you for being in your process, but i had a small query. I am putting efforts to be alert, attentive and aware of the mind, emotions and feelings. Acceptance of life and surrender to life are my another efforts. Some self realized beings have said that no efforts are required to realize your self. On one level, i m putting these efforts to live life in a peaceful way, however the desire for liberation, enligtment and self realization is still there on a superfitial level. Now, my concern is, I need to continue with these efforts or not? I know that it is me who need to answer this question to myself but your respose will be appreciated. Thank you.

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    • Gayathri 1:06 AM on December 27, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Dear avyakt 7, i agree with you fully about spiritual growth and self realisation. Life teaches everything. It makes us grow, it makes us become open to other paths / other ways to perceive things when the time is ripe. Thanks for sharing.

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  • avyakt7- New Generation 7:24 AM on October 17, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    The misunderstood “Maya” in Brahma Kumaris 

    The extent you know “Baba” so “Maya.” 
    The word “Maya” is one of the most misinterpreted or perhaps, the one with more interpretations in the BK ideology.
    For some, Maya is “illusion.” That illusion is interpreted as “vices,” or perceptions due to an inaccurate (sick) mind. For others, “Maya” is equivalent to “Satan” in Christianity, it is the antithesis of “Baba.”
    Some may say that everything is “perishable” except the “soul.” Thus, everything is “Maya” with the exception of the “soul” and “Supreme soul.”
    That is a “Maya” (illusion) in itself.

    According to BK knowledge, in Life everything is eternal but ever changing. That is a perception. For others, everything is perishable, except the soul. That is another perception. It all depends from our point of reference, our consciousness. Again, it is a matter of consciousness, not just some intellectual “truth” to accept.
    The big question for any seeker at one point of their “spiritual careers,” is this:

    Do I honestly go with my perception? Do I go with someone else’s perception and label that “truth”?
    For instance, I can know the “truth,” that the “soul” is eternal. Intellectually, I know that. I could teach that to others; but yet; when there is some sort of danger to lose my life, I will go on as if I didn’t know that. I will cry out, I will beg for my life, I will get all stressed out to save it.
    I could know that Brahma Baba was unmovable in front of danger. I want to imitate that, but the HONEST reality is that I cannot. That is the TRUTH.
    On the other hand, I can honestly go with my perception and live the experiences that come with it, after all; there is a teaching that I must learn.

    Is it possible for God to want me to be DISHONEST with my perceptions? If I go on and follow someone else’s truth then eventually, I will find all the repressions that I have done in the name of going to “heaven.” Could a repressed individual go to “heaven”?
    Life has its own timing. Those who are ready to become a Buddha or a Brahma Baba will obtain the necessary experiences for that. This is not a matter of “will power,” or a decision that “I want to be like that.”
    As a kid I used to like “Batman.” He was my favorite superhero. He was human. He did not have any “special powers” other than what some people already have (intelligence, physical prowess, money.) Nevertheless, I could not imitate him. After all, I am not “Batman.” There are many experiences that I need to learn as merely being ME.

    That is why, religions have added the element of “pressure.” “Time is running out. Now or never. BE what you are not ready yet. Get there quickly. Fake till you make it.” Eventually, that follower has the potential to either break down or become a fraud, an imitator.
    My question is: Where is “Maya” then?
    It is in US, yet we do not look there. We want “truth” elsewhere. 

     
  • avyakt7- New Generation 6:29 AM on July 4, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    To follow a path 

    If a path can be explained to others, if it has all the turns and streets mapped out for others to follow, is not the “only true path.”
    It cannot be. Life cannot be put into a philosophy or some dogma.
    Nevertheless, religious dogmatic paths also called “spiritual paths,” are necessary for without them a person wouldn’t be able to gain the necessary experience to “know.”

    A child needs the structure offered by parents. However, that structure cannot fit the Life experiences of an adult.
    Society dictates a path to follow. Our parents do the same, based on their conditioning. But ultimately Life, cannot be met from that perspective.
    It is a narrow perspective. There is more in Life.

    Life is a pathless path. This is overwhelming for those conditioned to look for security at every corner. These individuals are content swimming in their own backyard pool. They are not ready to meet the Ocean. Life is an Ocean.

    The Brahma Kumaris path is a valid path. Just like Christianity. Just like Buddhism or any other spiritual –“ism.”
    If those paths are taken to the full extent, they will show us our rejections, our repressions, our firm beliefs and ultimate our deepest fears. However, most individuals are not interested in “knowing” that. Most are interested in “having the truth, in being right.”
    If they are unable to see their own “truth,” what are they counting on having?
    Just a satisfactory belief. Something to talk about, discuss and defend. That becomes an extension of their own ego. Once the “ego trip” is over, they will be looking for something else.

    That inability to see their own truth, will be covered with all sorts of self inflicted falsehoods. That is inner dishonesty.
    Some day we may discover that any helpful path, can only take us back to ourselves.

     
    • Chandra Prakash Suman 11:12 AM on July 8, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Dear Avyakt7
      Please share your experience about channeling and mediumship. Some oraganization and individuals claim challenging and other about mediumship. When asked at Brahmakumaris how God can come in individual person? They quoted a verse from Bhagvad Gita “Whenever there is decay of righteousness, O Bharata, And there is exaltation of unrighteousness, then I Myself come forth ; For the protection of the good, for the destruction of evil-doers, For the sake of firmly establishing righteousness, I am born from age to age” (ch-4 verse 7-8). I have read Bhagvad Gita and feel that it explores every aspects of life.
      Please share your opinion
      Regards

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      • ahnanda 10:34 AM on July 11, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks for your question. It was answered in today’s post. 🙂

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  • avyakt7- New Generation 7:08 AM on April 25, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Finding your “spiritual” path 

    There are no religions in the World holding the “truth.” There are no religions in the world with exclusivity of “God.”
    The above statement is the outcome of my journey, a new consciousness. That consciousness is not my own making. It happened because it was my time. There is no other “reason” beyond that.

    What I share, needs to be found by yourself. “Truth” is not a matter of belief or repetition of ideas. No matter who the authority is behind “enlightened” words, truth cannot be found there.

    There is no religion nor society who could quench the need of the egotistical person to have things under control. Security of salvation or a “high status” in the afterlife is part of a childish game to keep followers under control. Paradoxically, the one who looks to control, is the one controlled.

    According to our society, a Life without “achievements” is a worthless life. Nevertheless, a Life without popularity and recognition of “achievements,” is suitable for inner observation when our consciousness is able to feel a connection with everything. Without this connection, an individual will only follow yet another idea, practice or “method,” hoping that his goal of “self-realization” or to be “better” could be “achieved.”  “Spirituality” (The art of living Life in harmony) is not an achievement but a consequence. It happens. It is not “done.”

    No one has the “only true path” for every person is different.
    Become aware of your uniqueness, then your path will find you.
    We do not find our path. We slide into it.

     
  • avyakt7- New Generation 4:24 AM on April 18, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    “Spirituality” through reading and memorizing 

    Avyakt7-NG is sharing that “spirituality” is not obtained by reading and applying concepts into our daily Life.
    That is only a good exercise for our mind. Nothing else.
    That traditional way of “learning” is only a conditioning given by our society. We could learn through that method what is needed to do well in a profession or a trade but not in change of CONSCIOUSNESS.

    “Spirituality” is the ART of BEING in harmony within and without. That cannot be taught through books, conferences, on-line classes, holy words of God, etc.

    Nevertheless, anyone following that path of “reading,” is a beginner in the journey and needs to be respected as such. Books/ holy scriptures are “good” but not necessary.
    Beyond “reading” and interpretation of concepts, there is OBSERVATION and ASSIMILATION of Life EXPERIENCES. Growth is through them.
    What do “I” OBSERVE? “MY” interaction. What “buttons” have been pushed. My feelings surfacing. My rejection. My beliefs. All of that is what makes up my “I.” All of that is continuously challenged by Life changes. The “I” will fight to maintain itself despite the obvious changes.

    Paradoxically, the environment is a reflection of that “I.”  It will show our traumas, our rejections, our beliefs, etc. But the “I” will not recognize them as such, but it will create a struggle, a fight to conquer what is out there. It is like a dog biting its own tail.

    Empty, open, grateful to Life… Those are the ingredients to understand without understanding.
    Thus, ‘true’ understanding.

     
  • avyakt7- New Generation 6:19 AM on January 10, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    The mind and its extremes in BK Life 

    One of the characteristics of a person being utilized by his own mind, is that he will go to extremes as part of his beliefs and ego needs.

    Brahma Kumaris will offer that experience, but if we are not AWARE, we will miss the chance.
    For instance, a follower who has believed in Brahma Kumaris for a long time and has invested resources to support his belief system, is going to “teach others” as he will believe that he is DOING good to others or that he is BECOMING someone “special.”

    The ego needs a way to expand. “My beliefs are TRUE therefore, I am helping others who cannot see what I can.” This sort of grandiose is only showing ego. A person who is UNAWARE, will not notice such pretentious life. It is no longer about “self-realization” but to “self-realize others.”

    Let us say that this person gets disappointed and leaves the BK system. More likely, if his ego is starving for recognition; he will go to the other extreme.
    Now, he will preach “salvation” from the BK system.
    Observe that this person is DOING exactly the same thing, but in opposite direction.
    That is a DOING of the mind.

    Most of the time the extreme is proportional. That is, the deeper we go on one side, the mind will go into the other at the same intensity.

    Observe that Brahma Kumaris teachings are of no consequence for those who are AWARE. What matters is to observe “ME,” to observe how is it possible to believe on having the TRUTH just to go to the other side and deny it, but still saving face as a “SAVIOR” in both instances.

    It goes something like this:
    “I believe in BK teachings. I AM good because I spread them. A few years later: I don’t believe in BK teachings. I AM good because I am saving others from it.”

    We are not aware of the dualistic mind.

    Isn’t “self-realization” what “spiritual” seekers want?
    How is it possible to pass the opportunity to observe their own mind?

    The conditioning is great. As a BK, we see Life as “good or evil.” (duality.)
    Out of the BK experience, still the same duality exists. The EGO perceives that “I was wrong,” so the way to make things “right” is to go against what was embraced before. I must redeem myself.

    In “spirituality” there is no such a thing as “God realization.” But when “the others” is very important in our Life and our dependency is great; then “god realization” weighs more than “self-realization.”

    Also, there is no such a thing as “DOING service.” You ARE therefore, that is what is serviceable or non-serviceable. To DO a recipe of things believing to be the “right” thing, despite not BEING congruent with that DOING, is lack of honesty.

    Any follower who is expecting for words to show them “truth,” is kidding himself. If those words aren’t according to my experience, I am lying to myself.

    The original teachings of Brahma Baba through his experience have been changed. There have been many people (leaders) putting their hands on these “teachings.” This is a frequent experience when regular people surround someone who is in the process of changing his consciousness at a different level. These followers are more concerned in spreading their “truth” and making it available to the masses, rather than learning themselves from that unique experience of witnessing someone closer, going through the process of self-realization.

    So why Brahma Baba does not show up and take a stand against those BKs who are misinterpreting his teachings?

    Brahma Baba had his chance to act. He did while “alive.” Now, others have the opportunity to act as well. This is not about “making things right.”
    That is a human limited vision based on a strong conditioning. In the unlimited, it is about the experience that will be able to change consciousness. To allow everyone to “act” as they need to; for at the end of the game; we know that in fact it is a predestined game, and everything will be as it has to BE. What is “good”? What is “right”? Obviously what is happening in the Drama / Life. Therefore, nothing is “bad” or “wrong.”  Do we have the openness to consider this?  Many like to throw their human morality into the picture and then want to be self-realized at the same time!! This, does not mean either to be “immoral.”  Let us not go to the extreme of mental dualities. It just means to have acceptance, amplitude, “open mind,” to appreciate things beyond our narrow intellectual perception, our “black or white” illusion of a world full of color.
    Therefore, OBSERVE your own game. Become AWARE of it… a “detached observer” of it.  

    For the common good.

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

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

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

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

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

    After all, it is all about ME.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    For the common good.

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

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

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  • avyakt7- New Generation 8:00 AM on April 18, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , consciousnes, ideas, language, questions, religion,   

    Question: How can one experience what one can only understand? 

    Brother Ahnanda has used BK knowledge may be to explain “Adwaita” philosophy, where God and you are considered as one, correct me if I am wrong
    I have come across such thing through some other ways as well, but never thought that BK gyan can also be used to explain same… Ahnanda is really a great thinker you know…
    But brother, theoretically it is quite easy to understand, but how one can experience such thing, like the “I” and “God” both as one? Because through you, to some extent I have understood that experience is what matter the most, right!

    Thank you for your question.
    Ahnanda says that “we” are all one. You see, I am placing “we” in quotes. There is no “we” in Life. In our society, there is a “we.” In our language, “we” need to use the word “we” for otherwise, there will be misunderstanding. Thus, depending on the game that you are playing, there is a “we” and… there is not. 🙂

    You are saying that “God and you (I) are considered one in some philosophy.”
    You believe that I have explained the same thing through BK knowledge.

    That is your misunderstanding.

    ONE.
    The Drama/Life is ONE. End of report.

    You say that Ahnanda is a great thinker.
    That is your misunderstanding.

    Weren’t you the one who wrote: “but tomorrow even if I get some of my own experience, my own realisation, my own idea, can I call it mine, can I really say that Dinesh has found it!! “ ?? ….. has any scientist created any law, has any enlightened being created any TRUTH! they simply came across it!!

    Paraphrasing what you said: “I simply came across that thought.”

    You ask, “how one can experience such thing, like the “I” and “God” both as one?”
    Obviously, when you come across it, right? 🙂

    You said: “Because through you, to some extent I have understood that experience is what matter the most, right!”

    That is your misunderstanding.
    In Life. there are experiences. Experiences are Life.
    The question is: Who experiences the experiences?

    The answer could be “I” but then, who is that “I”?
    A soul? A Spirit? A body? another label?
    No more labels! There is “someone” who experiences, but to experience you need to be AWARE, CONSCIOUS… right?

    Does awareness depend on “you”? How about consciousness?
    If it is not “your” idea, your realization, your experience (As you have said) and those depend on “your” awareness and consciousness… then, what depends on “you”? 🙂
    Right there may be the answer you are looking for. I will not spell it out this time, as it may be misunderstood. But..that is what I said through BK knowledge in the last article.

    For the common good.

     
    • Dinesh Chawla 2:14 AM on April 19, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Hmm Thanks Ahnanda, may be my eagerness to understand so many things is becoming misunderstanding … I still need to work a lot on my self… but thanks a lot for your reply brother… Om shanti 🙂

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    • Kirtan 4:09 AM on April 8, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Dear Ahnanda, What if the BK Knowledge is truly meant for only those who are self realized and they have already achieved the stage where the desire for self realization for them is no longer matters which as you said ‘The desire to see things from different perspectives, to open to Life brings self-realization. Not the search for self-realization. That brings more ego.’ I am particularly in touch with this type of pukka BKs, I don’t know which pukka BKs you met who says we are happy with 25% deal! But with whom I am in touch, we see, “we” no longer need to worry about anything and experience the Life/Drama and enjoy its every moment!
      And Also I hope you have noticed we in inverted and also without inverted comas, for what you already said language we need to use for better understanding. I remember in one Murli baba said, “Baap ne Jo Advait mat di hai l, vo Sabko batani hai”. That means,” The Advaita path which Father has given, you have to share that with others too.”
      I sense there might be language issues occurring in translation of the murlis. Will discuss on it if you want. Apart from this We r ONE that’s true! End of report. Thanks!

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