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  • avyakt7- New Generation 5:33 AM on September 7, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , become like the father, becoming, , , , , Christ, , , , self-esteem   

    The fear of BEING myself 

    Every religion or belief system understood by the collective consciousness, as having the “truth” is about the chance of BECOMING something.

    In Brahma Kumaris there are all sorts of “good things” that a follower could become: An Angel, a Deity, God’s helper, A serviceable soul, A gyany soul, A yogi soul, A “true” Brahmin (pukka,) etc.

    Christianity has its share of BECOMING as well: An angel, a Seraphim a Cherubim, Archangels, Saints, Church protectors, pope, cardinals, priests, etc.

    Any other organized religion has similar hierarchy to entice a follower into something “worthwhile” to become. Mundane parents will instigate their offspring to become a doctor, a lawyer, the president, etc.
    Do we see the parallel?
    That is the way the conditioned human mind works. There is always a need for an objective. Without objectives, without something to achieve, we wouldn’t know what to DO with our lives.

    The goal is there but the “method” to achieve it, is the thing sold by a religion, a system, a guru, etc. Someone has to come up with the “right method” to follow.

    “Success” is measured once the objective is reached, through our ability to follow a “method.” Our society wants to make every imaginable objective into some sort of easy to achieve, fool proof shortcut. “Spirituality” is no less.

    The promise of becoming something “important” drives the follower’s ego into some “divine” goal. However, the “mundane” goal is not different as far as consciousness is concerned.

    Picture this: I follow some method by some religion and then when I die, followers say that “I became an angel.”
    Who is there to check that? How do I check it?
    It is all a matter of belief or the experience of a few. Nevertheless, whether that story is true or not, it does not matter at all.

    The experience of a different consciousness it is not related with how well we know someone’s story.

    Because I know the story of Brahma Baba or Jesus, because I follow what I believe to be their steps, it does not mean that I will be like them.
    What Jesus, Buddha and Brahma Baba had in common?
    They were human beings whose expression of consciousness were misinterpreted, by the immense majority while they were alive. Once they were dead, their stories became popular. At that point, a follower may become an “authority” about their guru life story. Then, the hierarchy is built among followers with the “intention” (that is the excuse) of “becoming like him.” From that point on, distortion of “teachings” is guarantee.

    That sort of silly, empty pursue  of becoming like someone else, is covering the “real” thing, the core of our existence, that is the realization of who we ARE.

    BEING, observing who we ARE, becoming AWARE of that who we call “I,” is relegated into oblivion.
    Instead, let me collect pictures and photos of my “beloved guru.” Let me pray to him to get me something or other, to intercede for me. Let his memory make miracles for me, so I can become someone “special” in this Life.

    That sort of infantile nonsense is very typical of some grown-ups. All they need is a promise that they can BECOME someone else.

    That is exactly the point where their lack of self-esteem starts.
    That fear of BEING themselves to learn from themselves, is taking them to worship another, for there is no love for self.

    When a human being is in that state of consciousness, he is not ready yet to grow. Their support system relies on someone to tell them what is “right.”  However, that is the beginning of the journey.

    For the common good.

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    • Dinesh 1:23 PM on September 10, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      This article simply told me that I m at the beginning of my journey…thanks bro ☺

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  • avyakt7- New Generation 11:06 AM on January 17, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: bk center, , inner honesty, , self-esteem, ,   

    Senior advice in BK 

    To give advice to someone is very tricky business. As a matter of fact, if you are concerned about “your karma,” and not “opening more karmic accounts”; this item of not giving advice to someone becomes very important to understand.

    A BK senior is a representative of the BK religion. In layman terms; he/she is a “salesman” pitching for “what is right” according to their beliefs.

    Advice should come as a consequence of understanding the individual situation of a person, not on how a person could fit a religion or the ideal of “right.”
    Moreover, those who know about the “eternal predestined Drama,” could give advice only when knowing what the future has for a person. This “fortune telling” trick is not a gift that everyone has.

    Without this important piece, any advice is plain “manmat,” even if given by a BK senior who has 50 plus years “surrendered” to the religion.

    I recall that a friend of mine had doubts about living in a center. She had doubts. She wanted to “do” the “right thing,” and asked a senior BK what she should DO.

    The response was: “You are already there. You made it.” That response was taken as “The senior responded to my question.”

    The reality was that her struggle continued. “Doing the right thing” has so many implications, especially nullifying Life experiences for the sake of following an ideal.
    “Doing the right thing” is truly lack of self-esteem. What you feel doesn’t matter.
    Nevertheless, according to our state of consciousness this practice of “doing the right thing” may be helpful.

    A child needs to follow brainy, intellectual decisions of his parents to make it in the world of the mind, the “office world.”
    As the child grows up, he could be conditioned to follow his reasons rather than his heart, but depending on his awareness he will do according to what he is, as long as there are no external fears biasing his “choice”.

    Similarly, a BK brother or sister is going through the stage of childhood, “spiritually” speaking. It is necessary to follow directions, to follow timelines and “do’s and don’ts”, even to have some fears of “not making it” to help into the BK conditioning.
    We may need to be aware that unless the child grows up, he cannot realize himself. He cannot know his potential.

    Following or not following will take you to your destination in the predestined Drama. If your DOING goes according to your BEING, there will be fulfillment. If your DOING is according to an ideal, you will be forcing yourself to DO something that you ARE not.

    Inner honesty is not necessarily about DOING the belief of what is the “right thing.”

    For the common good.

     
    • Dinesh Chawla 4:16 AM on January 19, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Hmm quite deep and thoughtful… 🙂

      Ahnanda, I wanted you to write an article on “superiority and Inferiority Complex While on a Spiritual Path”.

      The reason I am asking you to write about this is that, in most of the paths you are frst told or given a belief or may be an understanding that you are a special soul, you have the potential to do great things in life. Like in BK gyan, Baba makes us realise first that you are the great souls of entire cycle. And as far as I have explored the Zen thing, they too say that you are already a Buddha, realize it first, you were just sleeping untill now, and That’s It!

      So that may bring a kind of superiority complex in a person, like a BK may consider others who are not in gyan as lower than him/her and same goes with other paths.

      And regarding inferiority complex, some people believe or say that people who want to achieve or become enlightened are suffering from inferiority complex, hence they are looking for something higher or greater in life.

      Regards,
      Dinesh C

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      • avyakt7- New Generation 8:35 AM on January 19, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        Forgot the magic word : PLEASE.
        Many want me to do things but they forget that I have no obligation to do anything. A ‘could you write an article.. ‘ can do magic stuff…

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        • Dinesh Chawla 9:24 AM on January 19, 2017 Permalink | Reply

          Oh Ahnady, Kripya karke aap hum sub ke bale ke liye ye articlecal likhenge… Hum apke bade mehrban honge… Man I have not used this type of polite hindi even with BKs. Anyways Bro that sentences in hindi mean as follow:

          COULD you PLEASE write that article FOR THE COMMON GOOD, we would be greatful to you brother… 🙂

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