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  • avyakt7- New Generation 10:52 AM on June 13, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , , , deconditioning, , , , satopradhan, sinful, , tamopradhan   

    Deconditioning through Brahma Kumaris 

    Our consciousness will change once there is experiential awareness. Consciousness does not change by mere regurgitation of “Knowledge/ Gyan.”

    For this to happen, there is a need for a space away from the elements of conditioning. In most cases, society is the biggest source of conditioning, thus anything that will keep us away from society will give us the space needed for awareness to appear.

    In my time as a Brahma Kumaris follower, I can now see; how the above explanation was present.
    To hang out only with BK followers, to only eat the food prepared by them, to follow their codes of conduct and to spend most of my time with Brahma Kumaris “business,” was the way to create that space of separation from mainstream society.

    Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to see at that time how deconditioning was operating: I wasn’t watching TV or going to the movies, for that was considered a waste of time and a source of “tamopradhan” vibes. I wasn’t around my family members. Work was “better” if it did not take much of my time after the requirements to sustain myself were fulfilled. Sexuality was shut down as a way to avoid further mingling and attachment with others and my body. In a nutshell, most ways of conditioning that society values, were taken away. At that time, my mind was “black or white,” as the knowledge/Gyan appeared to me: “I am becoming satopradhan (good) while society’s way was corrupted, tamopradhan. A rejection to mainstream society arrived, which was largely supported by hearing the daily Sakar Murlis.

    Observe how deconditioning takes place, although; a new conditioning was placed in my mind instead. This conditioning is the one that becomes hard for a “firm” follower to get rid of, once the person leaves the Brahma Kumaris movement.
    Why?
    The feeling of guilt is unavoidable. The Brahma Kumaris movement is an extraordinary deconditioning path, which leaves no way to “escape” for a follower who is preoccupied in gaining Godly favors in heaven or in this Life, or for a follower who has this idea that to be “good” is to follow a script given by someone else. Usually this follower is an achiever, who is trading mainstream ways into what he may think are “spiritual” ways.  This follower has fear of failure and not to comply with the teachings of “god.”  That fear will manifest eventually in anger.

    An ex-follower will use scientific evidence to prove the BK teachings “wrong,” to be at peace with his guilt. Science is one of the greatest conditioning paths that mainstream society has. To believe in scientific research is for the BEING, at the same level of believing in some deep rooted traditional belief system. Both conditioning paths, will take away the ability of the individual to discover his own truth, to observe himself, to become AWARE.

    Nevertheless, conditionings paths are not “bad.” They are necessary to live in society, in groups. But, for someone who is walking the path of self-realization, these props of conditioning will need to be left aside, to discover our own self. This event has a timing and it is different for every individual.

    For the common good.

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  • avyakt7- New Generation 4:43 PM on September 13, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , damnation, ex-bk, , , , , , tamopradhan   

    The perception of those outside the BK world 

    My sister, an ex-BK like Avyakt7; suggested to me to write about the significance and perception of those who are outside Brahma Kumaris Life.

    She mentioned that the stigma used to the ones who have left, is similar to the one of other religions. However, the main point is the showcase of a “God” with resentments, severities and negations.

    From that input, I could go on… 🙂
    Many are aware of the words of Sakar Murlis about how “God gets upset” when a child is gone from the religion.

    The knowledge of “predestination” and the “eternally repeating cycle” is forgotten at that time, to allow for condemnation and damnation.
    The strong disapproval is followed by some eternal punishment.
    That is the way of the main monotheistic religions, but Brahma Kumaris without a doubt, is even stronger in this severity.
    The negation of the “fortune” of the child which is known only by “God,”  is reminded, the labeling to discourage others is uttered: “Tamopradhan soul.”

    The label of “tamopradhan” soul is even stronger than “heathen,” which is used by mainstream religions.
    Without a doubt, fear is used as a tool to discourage other “children,” to look around and follow their heart.

    The other day, I was communicating with a BK friend and she mentioned that “Many BKs are angry at Avyakt7” and that officially, “Avyakt7 is a tamopradhan soul for those BKs.”

    I couldn’t help but laugh at those remarks.

    I wonder if that anger, is actually anger at themselves for their inability to express a different view, a different perspective.
    Isn’t that the anger of someone who has put their faith in avyakt7 to support their own ideals and beliefs?

    That is almost like a father who puts his expectations in his kid and when the kid decides to do something else, then the father gets upset, angry… The father is living his dream out of his kid. So much for “love.” So much for “respect.”

    Brahma Kumaris is a great path. A path for few although it has been “massified.” As we can see; we could hide our hidden agenda under those white robes. We could hide our own hangups and fears under the façade of a morality. We could be completely dishonest with ourselves for the sake of being complaisant to a “God” due to fear.

    A BK TALKS knowledge. A BK DOES service. A BK FOLLOWS a life style.
    But who ARE you? ARE you hiding behind those white walls of beliefs in “purity”?
    You see, to know that you ARE a soul, is completely meaningless… What you truly are is hidden, suppressed, repressed, negated.

    Do you see that?

    There is no doubt in my mind and experience, that what have been taught by Brahma Baba has been modified. He wouldn’t be a being of light (as he is now) if his personality was showing resentment, contempt and severity.

    That  type of “God” is a creation of human minds, as we have seen throughout history.

    For the common good.

     
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