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Bhog Message of 31st January Brought by Sister Mohini
15 February 2021
To Baba’s elevated instrument children around the world,
Greetings of love from Madhuban. We are sending the final bhog message from Sister Mohini for the month of January brought on January 31.
The RCs request that you make it available to your students to support their spiritual efforts this month and that you read it in class and share the video link: https://youtu.be/KT-i-TqIbuw
In Baba’s sweet yaad,
BK Dr Nirmala on behalf of the Regional Coordinators
31 January 2021 - Bhog Message brought by Sr Mohini
Taking everyone’s love and remembrances, I went to offer bhog to Baba. Today it was a beautiful scene in the subtle regions. It was unlimited. There was a large number of flowers in front of Baba, which was such a beautiful scene. Generally, we will see flowers with the plants, but today it was only beautiful flowers, and Baba was looking at this beautiful garden of flowers. The face of each one of you was like a beautiful flower, very colorful and blossomed. Baba was first seeing from above, and then He was walking in between among the flowers, sharing drishti, looking at everyone with a lot of love. I also was sharing drishti with Baba. I said, ‘Baba do you see all the flowers? Are you seeing them, or are you feeling something?”
Baba smiled and asked, “What do you feel?’” I said, “I feel love and that through your drishti you are filling and doing something to each one of us.” Baba said, “That’s what I do: I look at each child, and through drishti, I give something to each child, and today, Baba is especially giving a lot of light to each child. Because light is important for each flower.” So, then Baba was looking at me and said, “What do you do when you share drishti?” I said, “In soul consciousness, I think of you, and I know that you will give.”
Baba said, “You all have to remember that we are not looking at what someone is at this moment, but just sharing love, light, and power. Why don’t you all look at each other now and share Baba’s love and light.” And I said, “But Baba now you are here.” But Baba said, “Still look at everyone as a beautiful flower.” I don’t know how to explain it to you all, but it was like a moving garden as if each flower faced another flower and looked at each other.
The color of each flower is each one’s specialty. Each one is unique and special, a different color and variety, and you like each one. You don’t say “red is better or white is better” but in the subtle region it wasn’t red and white. Everything was golden. Every flower has a different fragrance, so Baba said that the fragrance in each one is of purity. As much as there is purity, the fragrance smells very sweet. So, this sweetness of the fragrance should be the quality of your drishti for each other now.
Then Baba said that outside in the world there is a lot of tension and fear, but children are free from tension and fear. Children are fearless and loveleen. Because when you are merged in Baba’s love there is no fear. So, remain loveleen and free from any effect of the outside world of kaliyug.
Then Baba said, “In the month of January each one of you had the aim to be Bap samaan, to become complete and perfect. So, congratulations to the children, because the children had the very sincere aim to be Bap samaan and have made good effort. Now is the time to give the finishing touch.
“For the finishing touch, you have to be very stable and also very subtle, very avyakt. Minute details are very subtle. So now you have to see what subtle aspects are still there to be transformed or decorated. The protection of each child is that no one, nothing, can touch you.”
You say, “I have to follow the footsteps of Brahma Baba, and Brahma Baba took every step by following shrimat. So, all your thoughts, words, actions, and relationships should now be based on shrimat. Some children may not be sure what shrimat is, so have a discussion among yourselves and go into details of what shrimat is for thoughts, words, and actions. Talk about not only his sanskars, but what he thought; what he spoke and his relationships with everyone. This will help you to be complete and perfect.
When we came back into our original form, Baba gave drishti to everyone with a lot of love, which made every child very blossomed and happy. Baba said, “Stay loveleen.” And I brought remembrances for each one of you. Om Shanti.
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Sister Jayanti, 31st January, Detachment & Purity
9 February 2021
Om Shanti. Good morning.
We have had two powerful Murlis. The transmission from Madhuban and again this morning Baba’s revised Avyakt Murli is very powerful. I am seeing there is a question many have. ‘How to’ questions which Dadi Janki would refuse to acknowledge because Baba tells us ‘how to’ in every Murli. When He gives a direction, He also gives us the method to apply it. Maybe 10 years ago people were telling me that the fastest-selling books were the ‘How to’ books...from the simple to complicated things…Baba’s Murli is a ‘How to Manual’. Now the books most popular out there are about meditation!
I want to pick up on the ‘How to’ that Baba has explained through these two Murlis. In today’s Murli Baba is talking about ‘check and change’. This is a great expression and He uses the English words, originally used in the 1980s. Yesterday’s Murli is 2008 and today is from 1987. We then started to use this expression for Youth programmes much later. Baba makes a very interesting comment. If when we check we see something in the self, then change it immediately: otherwise the soul weakens and the time has gone. If I don’t see (recognise), that is a separate story. But if when I check and I see it is not what Baba expects from me or what I want for myself, and I allow it to continue, I will become weaker. With courage and strength today, Baba is available and Drama is with me. At the moment I realise, I have the power to change…and time gives me a push and helps me change at that moment.
I remember Nizarbhai mentioned to me when he saw in both Serve Africa and Future of Power the first year of both was magic. Everything happened so fast and many were served - 48 countries in Africa in one year, with hands for all these countries…everyone helped and it just happened! Then there were a few countries we hadn’t reached and it became hard work. It was as though at first Baba’s special drishti was on that land and it all happened fast and easily. The same thing with FoP: Baba gave blessings and told us to put a time limit to it. At first, Nizarbhai thought one year, and throughout that time it was fast and later more effort was required. There is a time for everything and Baba’s help is available at that moment. Otherwise, we lose impetus and strength and it will take much more effort to make things happen. Baba’s help is still available and He says it is not ‘too late’ at the moment. So check and change. Baba spoke about how to have success in something, using the words ‘Nirman’- humility, and ‘Nimit’- being an instrument. Where there is the thought: ‘I can do it’, Baba will say – go ahead, try and see what you can do. However, if I say I am an instrument, it’s Baba’s task and Baba has to make it happen, then whatever effort in thoughts and time is my fortune. If I am looking for instant results it might not happen. It may take years before a see that has been planted to bear fruit. There is no use poking or disturbing it, and asking why isn’t it growing! However just keep on with it, doing service tirelessly. This discipline, principle, and practise is good for the soul. Also, we don’t know what seeds are going to take root. With humility and awareness we recognise it is Baba’s seva; serving with ‘our bones’, our love, and the fruits will come when it is time, in the right season. If you pick fruits that have been nurtured through artificial means they don’t taste the same.
There is the reality in any task in service that it is the cooperation of a whole team that makes it happen. It can never be one individual. There is a time for everything…When the big conferences were happening in Madhuban in 1984/5 a group of seniors spoke to Baba and told him that the village was not supporting us as there was a lot of jealousy because well-known people were coming to the Brahma Kumaris. Baba said to serve the village people with a lot of love and humility and also all the souls that come to help, those who prepare the stage, those who cook and clean, etc. He said if these tasks are not all done with love then the results won’t come. For if what the guests witness whilst moving around is not congruent with what is spoken on stage, what would they think. It’s just words like everywhere else. Everyone contributes with their love and cooperation and has an impact in service. Baba related the story of the King who had no attachment, whose son dies whilst out hunting, and when someone meets the Queen and all the subjects they see that they have the same detachment so he is a true king. Why this story? Everyone’s role is essential. This creates the culture, atmosphere, and success in service. Whatever I am an instrument for that is my fortune. The atmosphere of love and cooperation comes where there is humility and the awareness of being an instrument and this brings success.
We know these things and so how come we are not doing it? Today, Baba talks about 4 ways of detachment. The secret of coming to the stage of detachment doesn’t have a short cut….it is practise. This is the only way. The first step is detachment from the body. Baba is saying let this become completely natural. Before we had no idea of being the soul and just thought of the body in our thoughts and dreams. Can we turn this around so that the soul state becomes natural? We have had 2,500 years to develop the body as ‘natural’ and we don’t have that much time to make the switch back. Yet on our side, this is real and that was not. Also. soul consciousness brings happiness. Body consciousness kept bringing us sorrow. When we are soul aware there is the experience of lightness, joy. and the experience of Baba’s love, which has the greatest benefit. This is the question most ask. How do I experience Baba’s love? Baba has one word ‘nyara’ detached and then ‘pyara’- loved by God and by others.
What fascinated me today was Baba spent little time talking about detachment from the body. I think because He explains soul consciousness again and again in the Sakar Murlis. The Dadi’s would say that in the early days, Baba’s practise with everyone was simply soul consciousness. Detach, detach, detach from the body, bodily relatives, facilities, and sanskars. They thought Baba was God and they didn’t know Shiv Baba and Brahma Baba were different, that came later. So what was their yoga? It was detachment. I the soul am detached. What was their practise for all the days of silence for so many days Shiv Baba gave instructions for? The same. Can I see you as a soul and act from being a soul. Can I be detached regarding all those I have left behind and have no waste thoughts about them? Baba says if we practise this then we will be able to manage the later scenes that are going to come.
In the 1980s there were water shortages, (as there was no movement of water using boreholes, etc). We would have to cut down and manage with a small amount for washing and cooking etc. Baba was asking how well did we manage in our stage with this. Baba also talked about fire and what if this too became unavailable would we be ok? So look within and see what it is I am dependent on. In this long paragraph, Baba elaborated on detachment from possessions and facilities. He encouraged us to think about if each comfort or facility was removed how would we feel? Baba says experiment and explained how they did this by eating only chapati and buttermilk for two weeks to test themselves. And they did. Baba said the reason why they were able to manage was everyone knew it was Baba’s direction and due to their love they wanted to follow it.
Dependence on external things is a big subject! Maybe It is not so much about ‘need’ but what does happen often is ‘so and so has this so why should I not have the same’. This becomes a big maya. How many waste thoughts! Baba says if we are busy looking at what others have or are doing, we don’t have time to look at the self. Forget what others are doing that is their business, karma, and story. Can I be free from these dependencies? Can I experiment with what Baba has told me to? The Dadi’s would make another point in the early days: for each one to see what am I giving in terms of service to the Yagya and what am I taking. Am I taking more than I am giving? The whole subject of give and take and my relationship with the Yagya is the relationship with Baba, on a physical practical level as well as with the happiness, joy, and power that Baba gives.
The fourth subject Baba talks about is our sanskars and nature. Baba uses the expression the ‘sanskars of the body’. I remember having a conversation with Dadi about it, as I said to her: The sanskars are in the soul, not the body?’. She explained at that time and I understand more since. Whatever actions I am speaking and doing, when I am in body consciousness it is the recent sanskars of Raven that emerge. The negative sanskars that we carry are connected to the bodies of Kaliyug and so when I detach from the body I detach from those sanskars. It is not only the thoughts in the mind that impact the body. It is experiences too. Positive experiences are subtle and come and go fast and leave little imprint. But the experiences of anger, pain, and sorrow create an imprint in our body and the aches and pains we carry are all connected. When we get upset or react and negativity emerges we feel it physiologically. This mind-body connection is being explored in a deep way in the world today. This is why Baba is saying that the sanskars and nature are connected to the body.
The main topic in yesterday’s Murli was of purity and the connection with ‘putting a full stop.’ How come I hear the Murli but where did I not put a full stop so I can remember the Murli? And when there is a situation of upheaval do I need to scratch my head and say ‘what happened’. It is imprinted so deeply I cannot put a full stop. The disciplines of purity we follow - celibacy, food, and many other aspects. But the subtle aspect of waste and negativity is part of purity. This time Baba was connecting purity and the full stop. If my attitude is one of purity, of good feelings and wishes the mind won’t be repeating any negativity and at the end of the day we feel good. But if in a situation I have a negative take on it I am left buzzing with that. If I have a compassionate take, I am left with a compassionate feeling. We have to cultivate compassion and happiness and yet do we have to cultivate anger! When we make sure our thoughts are full of good wishes and an attitude of good feelings for all, it is going to be easy to put a full stop and we move easily. With negative feelings, if we don’t put a full stop then that feeling will grow, my attitude will change and I will experience physical pains. Baba says be aware and practise putting a full stop. When we are in it, we don’t even realise it. Check and change, be aware and alert and take action to deal with it instantly.
Baba today talked about stubbornness as something that prevents us from experiencing detachment and God’s love and success. When there is a principle yes let me hold onto it and be determined. But when I ‘want’ something and I am trying to prove myself right and I am stubborn about it, then I will have to deal with this negative sanskar as it is ego coming in. Baba is pushing us from all sides to perfection and to reach the stage of ‘number one’ which is a whole division. Don’t think no 2 is ok, as Baba says that is lazy effort! If we keep our vision high, then Baba says He will help us get there.
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Dadi Prakashmani Ji 16th November 2000 Madhuban (night class) - Steps to Perfection
31 January 2021
Baba tells us again and again that you may carry on with your business and activities but do not keep any burden of ‘I’ or ‘mine’ in your intellect. The method for this is to make Baba responsible. We are just instruments following His shrimat at every step. We are earning multimillions. Today Baba said we are multimillion times fortunate and He told us the secret of this.
In order for us to bring perfection close to ourselves Baba has given us special shrimat and Baba has also given us 6 months to pay attention to this. If you really think about it, 6 months goes by very quickly. Time is moving so fast. So, we also have to conduct ourselves at a fast speed and make effort according to Baba’s signals.
The aim of our efforts is to pay attention to ourselves. With attention, your intellect can experience what Baba is saying. If you are paying attention then you will not find it a burden or hard work to move forward. Baba has given us many signals in the Murlis to become complete and perfect. Remember those signals that Baba has given and you will be able to churn those points throughout the day.
The first step to become complete and perfect is to have faith in the self. Ask yourself: Do I have that faith in myself that I will make such effort that even though I have come last I can go fast and come first? Call it my sanskars or any bondages of the past but let me make effort easily and transform those bondages - those sanskars. For this I first of all have to have faith in myself. Baba says that my promise to you children is that if you take one step forward, let alone ten steps, I will take 100 steps towards you. Baba says when the children have courage, Baba helps. Have faith in the intellect and you will definitely be victorious. So first of all you need to have complete faith in yourself. Have full faith and you will definitely receive a lot of help from Baba. This is also a huge blessing that we receive from Baba. When you have faith in yourself you will also have faith in Baba and because of having faith in Baba it is as though this is Baba’s blessing for you. When there is this faith in the intellect you will be able to be victorious.
The second faith you need to have is that I am the same child of Baba as of the previous kalpa. I had become victorious in the previous kalpa in the rosary of victory. We are the same ones as in the previous kalpa. The ones who created a new world in this world and then ruled in that world. We are those lucky children. So first of all have faith in the self and together with that you also need to have faith in Baba’s elevated versions.
Does Baba not know to what extent His children are complete and perfect or to what extent they will become complete and perfect? Baba has given us 6 months to complete this and according to the time Baba will also test us and we have to pay practical attention and pass in that paper and so what should you pay attention to at amrit vela every day?
When you wake up at amrit vela remember your stage of perfection. Someone asked me what is perfection and I replied for me the stage of perfection in front of me is Brahma Baba. We know how Brahma Baba became perfect and achieved the angelic stage in a practical form and continued to give us that experience. Even now in the subtle region through that subtle form he is having a heart to heart conversation with us and you could even say he comes into our physical world and so the sample of perfection in front of us is the avyakt and corporeal and in the incorporeal form the Supreme Father, the Supreme Teacher and the Supreme Satguru is in front of us. But in the physical form in front of us we have the sample of the angelic stage, the form of perfection and that is avyakt Baba.
He created such a stage in the physical form that today even in the avyakt form He is celebrating a meeting with all of us. Baba has clarified many times that Brahmins are going to become angels and then deities and so the closeness to perfection is for us to become angels and Baba says angels means those who remain free from bondages and the bondage of this body. The sanskars, nature, vision, attitude and drishti that we had has now been transformed. To what extent have they been transformed? So I have to become my own master and check my own self to check to what extent has that transformation taken place
It is the old sanskars that are a bondage for me. To be able to transform them - this is what is known as becoming free from bondage and when you are free from bondage you can be liberated in life. So ask yourself: Am I this soul free from all those bondages or are my sanskars and nature keeping me in bondage like chains? Sanskars are the chains. If there is the slightest bondage then my happiness and supersensuous joy will be reduced. To be free from bondage is to experience supersensuous joy and then I have the stage of liberation in life and so let us experience being ever happy, not just happy. Check: am I always ever happy? Baba says: may you be an angel. To what extent do I experience myself to be that angel?
Also, check yourself. In order to be complete and perfect, and I keep this aim, then for that there are many deep secrets of knowledge because knowledge itself is very deep. So Baba is telling us deep knowledge of the pilgrimage of karma, neutral karma and sinful karma. I have to finish sinful actions and experience myself to be becoming free from all such negativity.
Am I still bound by that karma or have I burnt away negative karma and become one with neutral actions? The deepest knowledge is to understand the deep philosophy of karma, neutral karma and sinful karma.
If I am performing actions on the basis of sanskars that is not a neutral action but can be an ordinary action or a sinful action. In other words this would be termed as maya. Not being a conqueror of maya but being influenced by aya. There are many subtle points. Your attitude is pulled and you have a desire. There are waste thoughts and there is body consciousness. There is a selfish intent of experiencing name, fame, respect and honour and so for me to become free from all of that I have to burn away actions of the past but I must not create a karmic account. If you perform any sinful actions then you will experience the punishment of that. Let me create such a stage that I become free from punishment. So may I not experience any punishment and pass with honours.
Baba is not asking us to just pass but to pass with honours. In this study the first grade is to get up to 95% marks. Some will get 50%. To simply pass with 33% - to just barely make it - I must not pass in that way. I must pass with 95% to 100% marks and that is to pass with honours. I must claim the full inheritance and so I must attain full marks and this is called perfection.
If there is a strong karmic account then let me burn away all of that with the power of knowledge and yoga. I need to make that effort and then whatever kind of account there is I will be able to settle that. For this, Baba gives us a lot of power. He gives me the power to merge, the power to face, the power to tolerate. I have to check: do I have all these powers to an equal extent. Am I a master almighty authority or a shakti who is weak?
Baba has given us this time to make effort and so whatever power is lacking, to have deep tapasya and to become powerful in those powers. Become a master almighty authority in all powers. I need to make effort to make myself full in every power.
Sometimes the sound emerges: What can I do? I don’t have the power to tolerate. Is that a courageous reply to say I don’t have the power to tolerate? Is that something to be proud of - am I being honest? Am I taking the support of a Dunlop pillow? We have to make effort and if there is any power lacking let me make myself full with the power of yoga.
We are the ones who are constructing the new world and if I am hungry for name and honour how can I bring about renewal of the new world? This is why, in order to become complete I need to pay attention to burn away the account of sinful actions and just perform neutral actions. Only then will I be able to experience the stage of liberation in life and I will have that intoxication.
When we think of perfection then attention is drawn. Perfection means to become karmateet, so for us to beome complete it means that the final paper of our efforts is to become karmateet. So am I becoming karmateet or are there still subtle actions such as waste thoughts, because waste thoughts will not make me karmateet. Instead my time, thoughts, breath, power and energy will all be wasted.
I am seeing that many times, the reason for waste thoughts is we don’t pay full attention, and then we waste our thoughts and energy. So, in my daily time table let me make sure that there are no waste thoughts for myself or others. Some have waste and negative thoughts for others; we have to come here to liberate ourselves and bring salvation to ourselves so why do I waste my breath, time and thoughts on others?
Baba has given us the title: Those who have good thoughts and feelings for others, and so we are the benevolent ones. If someone does something for some reason or another and I have waste thoughts about that that is also a waste of my energy. So Baba has now given us the signal for the stage of perfection that we must not waste any of our thoughts and we all have our parts in the drama. We should have good positive thoughts about everything and just have a pure interaction with everyone and be pure in our actions. Good wishes is the main service even if I don’t have any other service and this will enable me to spread very good vibrations everywhere.
Whoever comes and goes in front of me – let me give subtle blessings and be a bestower. Giving and receiving blessings. By giving it is not a question of receiving blessings but if I give, then I receive.
I feel that Baba has sustained me with so many blessings and I constantly move forward with these blessings. I receive good wishes and blessing from everyone and the reason for this is because of always having pure thoughts for others.
Never think of ‘I’ in any context. Always put others first. If I constantly keep say “I” “I”, I don’t receive blessings from others. We are the children of the Bestower and so we have to give and in giving the receiving is automatically merged in that.
Even name, honour and pride are forms of taking, but Baba has given us the slogan of becoming bodiless, viceless and egoless and so these are the elevated versions of Baba’s avyakt murli and remembering these things will enable us to become complete and perfect and the beads of the rosary of victory around Baba’s neck.
Perfection means I have to pass with honours – that is, I have to become karmateet. Don’t think I have six months, but from today just think that I am not going to have any waste thoughts but that I am a benefactor like the Father. The father is an example in front of me. This is the way to become karmateet, to be a conqueror of karma or to come into the rosary of victory. And through this stage we will gradually become angels the same as Baba. So if you make this effort of receiving the stage of perfection then all the tension and unhappiness will no longer remain.
For this Baba gives us the warning about time. We have to be an unlimited renunciate and you have to stay beyond. To the extent you remain bodiless and a renunciate to that extent automatically your pilgrimage of remembrance will become powerful. This practise of being bodiless will help us to become complete. This is why Baba has given us many different yuktis, many different points for us to reach our goal. Our aim. The effort is easy so why should we be labouring in that? We do have to make effort because we have this sanskar over a long period of time. But if you keep saying it is very difficult, it is very difficult then you won’t be able to pass. If I have the faith that I am going to pass and if I show the chart to Baba that I am definitely going to pass then everything will become easy and if everything in the world is going to be so easy why would this not be easy?
Baba tells us to make effort but this is the first time that Baba has given us a limit saying He is giving us six months. He wants to give everyone the blessing of the flying stage and make everyone fly. We don’t have to walk but we have to continue to fly in the flying stage and when we fly in the flying stage then we will easily be able to come close to the stage of perfection. We don’t have to stay below the clouds. We have to go beyond the clouds. Completion, perfection means the signal for us to go into the flying stage. We have to fly and make others fly and go completely beyond.
Don’t think about six months. Think of it as six days because 6 months will go by like 6 days. This is such deep knowledge and yet when we speak about this knowledge to someone we say you only have to do a one week course. So Baba has also given us one week. It is not 6 months but one week. Make effort and move forward with this understanding. Is it difficult? Baba is keeping hope in us. Does Baba know how much power and courage His children have?
Of course Baba knows, so instead of walking Baba has given us wings to fly saying you have to become complete. Come close to perfection and bring about revelation of the Father. Come close to the stage of perfection and you will be able to reveal the Father. He has given us this temptation. Reveal the Father and for this you need to become perfect.
Baba is very clever. He has told us to do this tiny little thing. With our courage and Your help why would we not become angels and become perfect?
So now let each one write this down in their diary: Every day write a special point of perfection and then remember that throughout the day. I also try to put some points for every day from the murli. There is a point for our stage of completion and perfection. Just as there is the blessing there is also this point for perfection, so paying attention to that we will definitely make effort and reach that stage.
We will continue to receive reports of such a stage from all countries. We will see what is to happen in the drama and we will see what Baba wants to happen. So if there were such good reports coming from everywhere then we will call Baba and say: Baba come. Come down from up above and yes of course, you will receive a prize. If someone claims a first number then they get a prize. So claim the first number. Take this prize from Baba. He will look at the stage of the children and so in order to claim a prize for such a stage we will have a plan for such a programme but first of all let us celebrate our day of happiness and bliss. Take every step according to Baba’s shrimat and become complete and perfect. Follow Baba, did I move along according to shrimat, did I do this service according to shrimat? Did I speak according to shrimat? Is my dharna according to shrimat?
Just remain constantly intoxicated - that is shrimat. If you sometimes feel a little bit of confusion – is that shrimat? No. Let me constantly keep shrimat in front of me. Call it my good wishes, my orders, instructions, everything is included in shrimat and by following shrimat you are able to make a very good stage for yourself – being able to remain carefree, and so for this Baba has given us the signal for us to make our stage complete and perfect. So let us follow those signals that Baba has given and continue to make that effort and we will have a right to claim 100% marks from Baba. Tell me my dear double foreign brothers and sisters, is it possible?
In the final report I will see who it is who goes ahead. Will it be those from Bharat or those from abroad who will go ahead? I will see who has the highest marks. Who has the stage of being close to perfection? I will ask for the report in May and ask Baba who has come first. Will it be those from Bharat or from abroad? He has His hopes and I also have hopes and I also pay attention everyday to becoming complete and perfect. No one has become that yet. We have to become perfect so we will continue to have the experience of this lovely stage, that unique stage, but yes, we must also have that happiness
Let there not be any greed, attachment, tension or any waste thoughts. Don’t waste your time. Don’t get caught up in ‘yours’ and ‘mine’ or any unhappiness. Just surrender and sacrifice all of that in Madhuban before you leave.
Is there anyone sitting here who thinks this is very difficult? Or do you think you will be victorious in your efforts (No one raised their hand to it being difficult) Look the whole class has passed! So, it’s not difficult at all. Very easy. Baba has given us easy knowledge and so it will all be easy. We have to become complete and perfect and nothing else. We will show wonders and fulfil Baba’s hopes. The day of the drums of revelation will definitely come.
Thank you and good night.
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Sudesh Didi. 24 January GCH - Niraakari, Nirvikaari and Nirahankaari’
27 January 2021
Om shanti. Om, I am. What am I? I am a pure and peaceful soul. In the philosophy of karma, regarding purity and the secrets of drama, the more you explore and experience each point, the more you realise it is the beginning. It is one realisation after another. This can be compared to the trunk of a banana tree. The beauty and significance of the trunk of the banana tree is that, unlike other trees, it grows in a refined way. Its trunk is composed of overlapping leaf sheaths, with many layers of leaf over each other. The philosophy of karma has this significance; whether it is the karma of thoughts, mind, intellect; karma in our expressions, attitude, intention, behaviour, to different types of karma: from past karma, present, recent, instant, long-term, short-term, individual karma, family karma to collective karma. There are many layers to explore; the deeper you go, the more you feel the need to go deeper.
The final mantra that Baba gave before his departure to the subtle region on 18th January 1969: ‘Niraakari, Nirvikaari and Nirahankaari’ (bodiless, viceless and egoless), are also like that with layers. Being bodiless is the beginning, and nirvikaari is the final of the beginning. There is a cyclical pattern. We can consider it the stages of reaching the incorporeal stage. Being bodiless is a practice of a human being. Being incorporeal is not a human being since being incorporeal means it does not have a body, but being bodiless is while being in the body. We are conscious of our body while we are here. In the incorporeal world, we do not have any awareness of body, or that I lived in a world where I had a body, or that I will take a body. Everything is merged in the seed at that stage, but it is full of potential. It contains many secrets in it, and manifests itself as it comes into the physical body.
At the Confluence Age, Baba comes to make us aware of the layers of body consciousness. When we are in the body, in order to reach the incorporeal stage, there has to be constant practise of soul consciousness. Without being soul conscious, I cannot practise bodiless-ness because it is the soul that is using the body, and is experiencing itself through the body, and expressing what it contains. The body functions as the ground, and the soul is the living seed, the living energy, pure being of light, with strength and power in it. That is the power of purity when it is aware, that I am not this body. But we have been taught to use the body more and more. Baba tells us to use our body less; to be bodiless. If I want to use my body less, I have to use my mind with particular awareness, and give attention to how I am using my body.
So body consciousness not only teaches us the awareness of the body, but the quality-function of the body, that is, the natural nature and the natural quality of matter, because the body is made of matter. It has potential but also an impact, and this is how matter works. Baba teaches us how the nature of the soul works, that is, how this eternal nature of the being works. So to use my body less and less while making it more useful, beautiful with long life and good health, I need to use it less. So what does it mean? Do I keep my eyes closed and my ears shut? Or shall I just sit somewhere and do nothing? I am not a sanyasis. We are karma yogi. For a karma yogi, the first practice is the awareness of I am the master of this body. This means I am a soul, conscious that I have this body. And how I use it is with the real qualities which are in me. Do I have the right sense? Do I understand the significance of using my sense organs? I can announce the worth of these senses, and appreciate the beauty and the specialities that these senses have. These sense organs have continued to be with me throughout my 84 births. I have accounts with matter, with the body; through the change of form, time and strength. And still I have connection with matter.
In order to reach the incorporeal stage, I need to be bodiless, and to use the body less and less. But what is it that makes us use our body more and more? What is the key that winds the body more and more? It is the mind. Mind is the operator. In order to operate as a yogi, I need to be sensible with my senses. First, I have to be aware of how my mind functions, my attitude and what my qualities are. My thought patterns need to be positive, pure and powerful. Now we realise that being bodiless is a very important aspect, we must hold the key of the mind with soul consciousness. Thoughts will not remain thoughts; thoughts create feelings. When I connect with the senses, feelings are also connected. My thoughts, my attitude, my vision, my words and my behaviour, all are connected with my organs. In order to hold something elevated in our vision and our words, our thoughts need to be powerful, pure and also refined. What is of quality is always small; ordinary things are big in size with a lot of expansion and a heavy load. We can now see in science and technology that anything of quality is becoming minute in size; the better the quality, the more it is refined. Cotton has its own strength, but when it is silk, it is of quality and it is refined. What is of quality is light, it does not weigh us down. So, check your mind: Is it heavy? Is there any kind of burden on the mind? If so, it means I have picked up something through my senses which has made me heavy. What makes us heavy are things not of quality. Instead, it is of big quantity. So check, is my mind pure? Am I seeing through the sense organs in the bodiless state of mind, and as an observer? In this way, my intellect becomes clean, and is able to discriminate between right and wrong.
The second word of Baba’s mantra is viceless. I cannot become viceless without becoming virtuous. We do not use our sense organs in an ordinary way as ordinary humans, because we understand that the more body conscious we are, the busier are the ears. The busier we keep the ears, the more the blockage. By listening to waste and gossip, our level of virtues decrease and our impurity increases. To become viceless, my senses should only be used to pick up what is elevated in small quantity, stay merged in it and sustain it in order to increase the value of it. Then we share with others. But with rubbish, it comes in such big quantity that it becomes too much to digest. For example, hurt is heavy, intellect is confused, then understanding is not clear. As a result, words through our mouth are useless and meaningless. This is followed by anger. So, practise being avyakt, that is, preforming elevated actions, paying attention not only to physical actions, but to the actions of my mind. The mind is activating and directing my physical senses. The senses do not direct themselves. This is why purity is the foundation: pure attitude, pure vision, words filled with virtues and blessings, actions and behaviours which are inspiring. Therefore, the more bodiless I become, the more viceless I become. Virtues create a shield of protection; it is also a weapon with which I can cool down the fire of anger and jealousy. Anger and jealousy make the mind upset. Jealousy creates a fire that is burning inside. With the awareness that I am a pure and peaceful soul, my attitude and my vision have the power to cool down the senses. We begin to express love and mercy. The more virtuous I am, not only am I conquering vices, the soul with a benevolent vision also cools down the vices of others. Without virtues, I continue to think of that one as a jealous person, which means I am invoking that jealousy to come and sit in me. We must stay in self-respect, while having mercy for the soul, knowing they are not able to see their own fortune at this stage. I send vibrations of the beauty of the specialities and qualities of this soul, so my heart remains pure and clean, and my feelings remain beautiful. This quality of love, that I am the child of God, the quality that I am a benevolent being, is protecting my mind as well as sending out good vibrations.
The philosophy of this action of mind is that if I feel I am catching the negativity of someone, that is a weakness in me. Weak energy reaches. Godly energy, divine energy reaches at a faster speed because it is a silent and refined energy. As we mentioned, what is refined moves faster. A river that is clean flows faster. When rubbish is collected, it is not fresh and the movement becomes slow and it spoils the atmosphere. If rubbish is stuck in my heart, I will not want to stay and look at my own heart. We will find that we react to our own heart a lot, and it is tying us in bondage. This is why Baba is inspiring us today to imbibe all types of purity. Purity is not only the control of the physical senses. Celibacy is the control of the lower sense organs. But the real sense organs of the soul are our mind and intellect. Making my mind and intellect pure with the understanding of knowledge, Baba is giving us the vision and the aim and objective, this is why He is giving us this study. This is a school, a university. In pre-school, we learn the alphabet with pictures. As we go to higher levels, we begin to understand the subtlety of many languages. In the same way, Baba’s language of purity and its significance is very refined. He is saying that whatever we are thinking as a thought, it is the action of the mind. Therefore, we must check: Is the thought meaningful? Is it valuable? Is it benevolent? Does it bring power in me? Is it filled with value? Is it meaningful and useful for others? Otherwise, it is waste. Waste thought will make us waste our energy.
The power of the four types of purity: thoughts, words, actions and dreams. Thought is the mind. With words, we can criticise and make others feel guilty. While thinking we did not do anything wrong by commenting, we do not realise that even words spoken as a joke is a waste that carries no benevolence for the other person. It is the subtle ego of my own self, my inner body consciousness, which I have been using through the sense organs, that is taking the impression of the activities of others. Words of benevolence are only possible if I have the quality of peace in me. Viceless and vicious mean sukarma (positive) and vikarma (negative). Sukarma is filled with strength, with soul consciousness. Are my thoughts filled with Godly strength? Are my words inspiring? Are my words creating self-respect in them? Are my words blessings for them? Virtues create vibrations even in words.
Vicious actions are not just physical actions of vice, but also are of the subtle vices. Let’s look at the five vices. The vice of lust is gross, it makes one dependent on the body of others. Anger can be verbal shouting, but on a thought level, it can also happen with someone who is not near. Attachment is that even after the person has left the body, we want the body with us. Greed wants material things for the body. With ego, I do not even need anyone. This vice is unlimited. To be viceless means complete virtue in the mind; pure thoughts, pure actions, pure vibrations and even dreams are also pure. Baba spoke about dreams having an effect on our system, so other subtle thoughts and actions certainly have an effect on us.
Keeping the awareness of purity is not just one aspect, but keeping the awareness of purity of the mind, intellect and sanskaras. Then we will reach our karmateet stage. Actions filled with purity have to be constant and unbroken, that is, lagataar, the constant connection without discrimination of I will be more merciful with some and not others, or I will be more loveful to and favour this one, but not with that one. Purity is natural and equal with everyone. Flowers give fragrance to everyone equally. The sun shines equally for everyone. When purity is natural, my action is neutral, natural and pure, and is constant. Today, Baba says, with this unbroken state, you become worthy to be worshipped. If purity is broken, we will not qualify to be worthy-of-worshipped, but only a statue to be shown in a museum. People go to the temple every day, and our actions are worshipped. If purity in thoughts, words, actions and behaviour are not constant, it means it is broken. Broken things are not worthy to become deities. During the day, Baba says, if we are not able to keep to the discipline, other vices will creep in. I must stay attentive and not be careless. Baba has included carelessness and laziness as vices. To be vice-less means to be all virtuous, that is the beauty of the soul. Purity is the mother of all virtues, so with complete purity, not only I become good, I am a donor of virtues by inspiring others to be good, and giving that goodness to others. But if I have laziness in the mind, it means I am sleeping. We need to be awake, attentive and alert in order to become the embodiment of purity. While becoming the embodiment, I must maintain the consciousness of being a trustee, then the bondage of karma will not be created while we are sharing good things. Through being the embodiment and a trustee, I attain the angelic stage. I am unlimited and free from bondage. So be bodiless, be soul conscious and become avyakt in order to be free from attractions and influences. Be detached from ‘I’ and ‘mine’ consciousness as real subtle impurity is ego. This is why ego can be with thoughts, with vision, with actions and with vibrations. Bodiless and viceless mean virtuous; then we will reach the incorporeal stage, when the soul becomes the seed again. When this bodiless seed reaches the level of being incorporeal, it creates the new beginning of divinity and purity. Today’s murli is especially on the definition of the philosophy of karma and the state of purity.
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Bhog Message of 18 January 2021 brought by Sr Mohini
24 January 2021
18 January 2021 – Bhog Message brought by Sr Mohini Today we all, as rivers of love, were merging in the Ocean of Love. Everyone’s heart was full of love for Baba. Baba was in front, giving drishti. In a few moments Baba opened his arms. When He opened His arms, some children wanted to be in Baba’s arms and just ran to Him, but some children were still sitting wherever they were. Then Baba came towards them, as if Baba was asking them to come. Baba gave them His hand. Some were holding His hand, and some were taking drishti. I said, Baba on behalf of Avyakti Parivar, I have brought bhog for you. With a lot of love Baba accepted flowers, fruits, bhog and whatever we had sent for Baba. Baba continued to give very loveful drishti. Baba knows that everyone has a lot of love for Baba. I kept looking at Baba with the subtle question about why everyone didn’t run to Baba’s arms. Baba smiled and said, all children are different; some run into his arms, some hold his hand, and some only want to take drishti. Children have kept the good aim to be like Brahma Baba and to be in remembrance of Shiv Baba. You all are sincerely making your effort. Baba said, at this time all the virtues and powers should be merged in your thoughts, because it is with one thought that whatever virtue or power that is required can be created. Now is the time to merge all the virtues and powers in your thoughts, because the time will come when you will need to emerge the right virtue, the right power at the right time. You might not get a lot of time. It might happen very quickly. Brahma Baba said, its one thing to have attention on not having wasteful thoughts but another to make each thought virtuous and powerful. You must pay attention to not wasting even a single thought. Which power do you need to not have a single waste thought? Baba said, this is the homework. Look at your chart. If any wasteful thought comes, think which virtue or power you need, whether you need love, tolerance or you need to adjust. Then pay a few minutes of attention to that power, so it is emerged in you. This is a matter of very naturally looking at virtues, donating virtues and cooperating with virtues and powers. At this time, you have to serve through sakaash, give rays of light and might. Baba said the subtle energy that is in you, is in your attitude. Keep your attitude so clean and elevated that very powerful rays can quickly reach and give sakaash. So sakaash is not just through thoughts, it’s through the attitude also. It will become very powerful and reach wherever in one second and be able to do the work, whether you are bestowing blessings or whatever you are bestowing. Through the attitude you will be able to do it. So, make sure that it’s clean and elevated. Now more and more this kind of service will be required. Even the words you speak will have that power from your attitude and your thoughts. Brahma Baba’s quality of effort was always consistent. He was always ascending and consistent. There was never a gap. He never stopped, even for a few moments. The children have to keep this aim to be consistent in your efforts. Past is past. Whatever quality of efforts you made was then, but now looking at the time for both your journey and also in the world, it’s very important to be consistent and Baba also said, “unlimited”. Don’t get stopped by your limits. Don’t be limited; be unlimited, very generous. Because this is what souls need at this time. Drishti should be of blessings towards everyone. Through your drishti just keep giving blessings towards everyone. Then Baba said, one important aspect is that you have to be detached. When you are detached you will be loving. It’s very important to be detached from any influence, any energy. For any energy to work, it is important to be detached. Just remain detached and very lovely. Everyone in their center or home should have one special corner or room. Whether you call it Baba’s room or not. Whenever you sit to remember Baba, sit in that place, so the energy in that room or corner becomes full of that power. Whenever you have a few moments, or whenever you want to decide something, to use your power to discern or to find some answer, go to that corner or that room. This is Baba’s advice to the children. You can sit and meditate anywhere while walking around, but it’s important to have at least one place where you sit every time. And during the day when you feel the need of charging yourself, go and sit there. Baba is very happy to see the sincerity of the children. Understanding and capacity is numberwise but love and sincerity is there. Baba is giving lots of love, power and blessings to all the children I said, Baba, everyone had a lot of bhavna. Baba said, yes, everyone’s bhavna, everyone’s love, reaches Baba. Again, Baba opened his arms very wide, extending both arms of protection to the children. When you are in the arms of Baba, you are protected. Then Baba gave love and remembrances.
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Sister Jayanti, 17th January, GCH - The Unlimited Vision of Brahma Father
23 January 2021
Today is an invitation to join the subtle region and, thinking about Brahma Baba, I was remembering one word in particular that Shiv Baba uses a great deal and that is the word: ‘unlimited’. The unlimited Parent, secrets, knowledge, every aspect of the Ocean. The inheritance, the kingdom - many aspects in which Shiv Baba uses the word unlimited and this is true of Brahma Baba too.
When Brahma Baba became avyakt, Shiv Baba said that this is my one and only son and all others are my grandchildren and it can be said ‘grandsons’. We are sons of God but the first one, the pioneer, the one who claimed that title of unlimited was Brahma Baba. Brahma Baba could claim the inheritance from Shiv Baba instantly – a master ocean of knowledge - and so there was no time lag between recognising Shiv Baba, having full renunciation, and taking the full inheritance at the same time. For each one of us - slowly, slowly, numberwise. But for Brahma Baba one moment he is the father of a handful of children and the next moment he opens up his home and people start coming and he is amazed and surprised by the magic that is going on, but he accepts it.
Then he goes away and he comes back and he sees that the satsang has grown even more and the magic continues and he is surprised by what is going on. Then he has to face unlimited defamation and again there had been no indication in his life that he was going to face such a thing. However, it happened and according to drama he was given directions to go to Karachi and he had to again open up his heart and home and say: welcome.
Can you imagine 10 people, 300, 400 people arriving at your doorstep? He didn’t turn anyone away, just provided accommodation for everyone. So right from the very start his heart was unlimited. He had been a generous man in his lifetime. We have heard stories from Dadi Nirmalshanta especially and often Dadi Brijindra. But Dadi Brijindra flew away in 1990 and so maybe not so many of you knew her but she would share many stories of Brahma Baba’s unlimited generosity and kindness. Dadi Nirmalshanta shared many stories of Brahma Baba’s big, big heart and so Brahma Baba instantly had that big heart and then further that unlimited sustenance he gave the children and his unlimited vision.
Just imagine a class of little children around 7 - 11 years old, Dadi Gulzar, Ishu Dadi, Latchu Dadi, Dadi Ratanmohini, and here is Baba saying to them that they are going to serve the world and all of them did. They developed those qualities. These children not only achieved the status of being world servers but some of them still continue. They spare time and share sustenance with everyone That unlimited vision in which there were no boundaries, no limits, Baba seeing the whole world.
At that time Baba travelled to a few places in India but still his world was a small part of the world, but when he surrendered to Shiv Baba it was never this place, it was always the world, and so we hear the Murlis of the 60s and Baba is talking about carrying Baba’s message to the world and so right from the beginning Baba’s vision was for the world. Sitting in Karachi in meditation Baba would be serving the whole world. Finding the children across the world and so many people in the 40s, 50s and 60s have said that they have had experiences of Baba. One person was about to leave the body and saw someone in a white coat who came to help and save her.
So not only helping those in front of him but Shiv Baba was taking Brahma Baba on tours and carrying him here and there and serving. When Dadi Janki was out of action for a whole year in the early 80s, we asked her what she did during the day she said that Baba was taking her somewhere and she didn’t know where, but she did know that Baba was using her for service.
I didn’t ask Brahma Baba, but he must have had the stage that Baba would take him on a tour and make him serve. He would have given visions and come in dreams and so Baba’s service was never on one level His service right from the start was also of granting visions. Very powerful.
I am also remembering the blessing yesterday: If you maintain that stage where you maintain that eternal awareness of the soul then your stage will be such that you are able to give others the stage of that light and might. You are able to give others the vision of who you are but also their own identity as a soul. And meeting Baba as a child I don’t remember anything about soul conscious vision but I do remember the unlimited love and the amazing beauty of his physical form. Just an amazing personality that was shining, so maybe I wasn’t seeing the soul but I was seeing that light and might radiating from that personality. The scene wasn’t through the eyes, the scene was the feeling.
Shiv Baba’s presence is of course a very powerful ingredient and yet I know that Brahma Baba himself must have been practising soul consciousness to such an extent that not only was it his natural nature to practise soul consciousness but someone coming in front of him who isn’t a meditator, Baba would still be able to pull them out of their body consciousness and give them that experience of the soul. Can you imagine how much practise Brahma Baba had but the beautiful thing is that whatever Brahma Baba was doing at that time was what Shiv Baba was instructing.
Brahma Baba and Mama never heard an avyakt Murli so how did they reach that stage? All the information is contained in the sakar Murlis. Sakar Murlis not only tell us the stage He wants us to attain but how to attain it. Let others experience light and might from you; the shining star in the forehead, and Brahma Baba is telling us that the way to do it is soul consciousness. Brahma Baba and Mama attained this.
When Baba became avyakt, Bapdada had to spell it out for us – this is what Brahma Baba was doing and this is why you experienced what you did experience through Brahma Baba. Brahma Baba didn’t need the detailed explanation. Shiv Baba told Brahma Baba something through his mouth and he understood and immediately applied it. Baba would ask: what is the proof of your love. If you love then you obey what your Parent, Teacher, Satguru is saying and so the proof of my love today is when I follow in Baba’s footsteps and move into that unlimited stage.
Of course, the one who literally became bapsaman - and not just at the end when he became karmateet, but continuously bapsaman right from the very start was Brahma Baba and so the first step of following in the father’s footsteps is, I think, the stage of soul consciousness.
If you read the sakar Murlis Baba will say He wants you to become like the Father and He is speaking about both the Fathers and so become like the Father- how – first experience that just as God is incorporeal, Brahma Baba was able to set aside the context of body and bodily relations and everyone here and again be detached and soul conscious and so become like the Father just in one very simple thing. The beauty of Baba’s knowledge is that He wants all of us to become like Him.
When Brahma Baba left no one took the gaddi because when a father goes you don’t elect someone to take his place but the elder brothers and sisters look after the family. And so this is not a gurudham, it is a family. And then within the family it is not one it is several. It is many and so Baba not only created the 8 jewels but he created the 108 and we can guess the names of the 8 jewels but the 108 - no. They are scattered all over the world. But there are examples of those following in Baba’s footsteps and coming to that victory. Right from the beginning Baba’s intention was to create many others.
Brahma ignored the divisions of gender right from the start. He had a vision of equality. In Pakistan today in Karachi many parents would not allow their daughters to wear shorts in public and yet this was the uniform for everyone on the beach for exercise in the late 30s. He did not allow any division to be made in the capacity of the women. So, the women will be the teachers. The young girls will be the trustees of all my assets. They knew nothing about banking or accounts but they will be able to learn and will become my trustees.
And of course, until the end of Dadi Ji’s life, she was one of those young girls selected to be one of the trustees of the Foundation. And then there was a period in Abu when she was a treasurer. Different people play different roles and Dadiji was the second treasurer and right until the very end Dadi knew the cost of everything because Brahma Baba had taught her. Brahma Baba knew where it was available from the farm. He knew everything on a lokik level. Brahma Baba was the one who taught the Dadi’s and Mama everything they knew about management. Baba would give instructions and Mama would implement it. But Baba was the one with the farsighted vision.
Spending years with Didi from 1965– 69, Didi knew all the intricacies of the Yagya because Brahma Baba was already planning succession. Baba knew that she was the one who was going to take care of the Yagya. Then when it was nearly time for him to leave, in October time he sent her away on tour. And the tour went on and on and every time she phoned Brahma Baba would send her to another place until she was far away and she didn’t return to Madhuban until 21 January 1969 and in that space of time Baba was training the next successor, Dadiji and Baba told her all the secrets of the Yagya, the finances of the Yagya. She would share the stories with us. And then of course finally giving her the final drishti before flying away and so Baba’s unlimited intellect, farsighted planning and not just for the next year.
Many of the systems that Baba speaks about come from planning for the return journey home and the period just before then when there is going to be total chaos. The training that they had in Karachi. They didn’t know that there was going to be a partition war and lokik people were all in denial. Shiv Baba giving the signal and Brahma Baba implementing it with an unlimited vision and saying to the children: Prepare. Prepare with silence.
Brahma Baba helping them prepare so that then when a war was actually going on nobody knew that there was anyone inside. There was such silence and the silence was such that it was not only that they were quiet but it created a fortress around Kunj Bhawan
60 young kumaris living together and nobody was touched. Nothing happened. The power of silence, but Baba had started training them with his unlimited vision and unlimited consciousness and today we are receiving all the signals, but to what extent am I using them.
Baba is training us for something that is going to be scary for other people but not for Baba’s children. Many BKs have said that they are fine because Baba is with them. Those who have been practising what is in the sakar and avyakt Murlis are feeling the benefit of that.
So today at the start of the year all the messages we are getting from the trance messengers are about silence, silence, silence so can I experiment with that knowing that Trikaldarshi Baba is giving me the signal. I don’t know what is going to happen this year but I know that it is not going to be easy and maybe it is going to be easy for Baba’s children because Baba is taking such good care of us. But is it possible for us to have that stage where we can serve the world and help them come out of that fear.
It is going to be the power of silence that is going to help you and so the training, 5 days silence, a week of silence, a month of silence. Total silence. Not just silence with words but silence of the mind. And so for all of us, some people will be enjoying long periods of silence in lockdown but maybe just today and tomorrow can we have silence in words which is important but silence around the house and when we need to speak everything can be reduced. What you would usually say in 15 minutes can be said in 5 minutes. But also silence in the mind.
Whatever happened in the 40s was a small rehearsal but the power of silence helped them. And now it is going to be total upheaval and chaos. When - I don’t know, but over the next period of time, and so this has been a rehearsal and so now, like Brahma Baba, I have to keep my vision beyond. Not just what is going on here but Baba told us in the sakar Murlis, Brahma Baba practised two things in particular. The practise of soul consciousness and the practise of unlimited vision. That my vision should not be restricted here or by anything external and physical. My vision far beyond - able to see the journey back home very soon. Able to see the future world just ahead. Brahma Baba could see the trees of satyug in front of him and he could see and feel that the next step was going to be Krishna and he could be dancing when he was 92 years old, dancing alone in the History Hall.
So, the more I keep my vision up above the easier it is going to be for me to be totally safe inside so that my internal state isn’t shaken but also it will be the state that can give visions to others and serve others and so the word that describes Shiv Baba is unlimited, and the same word describes Brahma Baba. Unlimited in absolutely everything and so if I catch myself thinking in a limited way let me see Baba in front of me and get pulled into the unlimited stage.
The last thing I wanted to say: Brahma Baba followed Shiv Baba in everything. He is Shiv Baba’s s one son. He is the one who is able to be out of the cycle for any length of time and be there up above supporting and helping everyone across the globe. So since 1969 Brahma Baba hasn’t been in retirement but Brahma Baba has been very active. World service started after that in a visible way. Everything that has happened in India, in Madhuban. The expansion in India. All that happened after Brahma Baba became avyakt.
Also, the change in atmosphere in how people saw the BKs There were no centres abroad in 1969. One or two years later, one centre, two centres, and then they all mushroomed everywhere and now nearly the whole world is covered and this is because Angel Brahma Baba has been available for service all the time. We are not going to be free from the cycle for 50 plus years but the more we practise the angelic stage the more we are going to be able to help Baba in serving whatever remains of the world to serve. In terms of countries just a few, but in terms of population many - maybe 1% of the world has been served. Maybe point one percent. - 1 million, but our angelic stage like Brahma Baba’s can help serve. So, I am keeping this word: unlimited in front of me?
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Brahma Baba–The great grand "Paterfamilias' of the world
20 January 2021
Article by BK Jagadish Chandra
Not only Brahma Baba uplifted the spiritually fallen ones to new heights of spirituality but he applied on them that alchemy which transmuted them so much that they became instruments of ShivBaba, the Holiest of the holy. He gave them such a life-style which is of special class, kind and quality. He gave them to follow a special code of life, a special philosophy of social, ethical and spiritual relations and simple but most valuable solutions to human problems and, above all, the realization of profound spiritual truths. He gave them the realization that forms the bedrock of the wisdom, one small part of which is that: “Hatred breeds hatred; covetedness and violence inevitably lead to ruin; anger is the arch-enemy of the soul; sex-lust is the leader of all evils; attachment is the bane of spirituality; pride does the worst harm to man. So, the real war is the war against these. The real conquest is in the battle against these enemies.”
The Sanjivini that he had
Brahma Baba had wheedled out of ShivBaba the secret about the Sanjivini–the mythical herb that can raise a dead person into life. So, those who came to seek spiritual knowledge under his tutelage, he raised them from their state of being fallen, dead spirits, into new, vigorous, divine beings. With the help of the Kalpa Tree, the World Wheel and Trimurti – the three basic pictures he used to explain God’s knowledge – he told them the grandest of sagas or what he called 'the wonderous story' of Satya Narayana. By relating this eternal story or amar katha to the present, he inspired a great many to do heroic spiritual deeds and enabled the humble to face boldly and valiantly, and with faith and fortitude, the trials and tribulations that block one’s spiritual path. By these teachings, he enabled many to resolve and also to fulfil their vow of unbroken chastity.
He recycled the worst into the best
Brahma Baba, in his corporeal form, was unique in many ways. By his own high character, not only did he mould the character of those who came in touch with him but his character moulded a new civilization out of the present degenerated one. Nowadays, people talk of recycling the waste material so that it can be used again. Brahma Baba recycled this waste that is left of the worn out society into the best that can be and that once was. And though he did this creative act, for which he is known as Brahma, the Creator (or Master Creator), one did not quite notice that high drama which one generally sees when anyone does a big difficult task. One did not feel from Baba’s face that it was, for him, a strenuous work. He didn’t ever express the view that he was doing the impossible or that he had done something which was the highest a human being could do.
Ali, the world-famous boxer, had once said, as was reported in a newspaper, “I am the mightiest.” He said so because, in boxing bouts, he had defeated a great many by his sheer physical strength and boxing tricks. But Baba never gave one the feeling that he ever thought of having done something as high as is the sun or the moon -- even though, he, in fact, had done that high because the seers and sages and the erudite scholars of the yore had said in explicit terms that to secure a decisive and final victory over all the many forces of Maya was humanly impossible. Baba never took any credit of doing this greatest spiritual miracle–if it be called a miracle. Brahma Baba always said: It is ShivBaba’s work. It is He who is doing it. I am only His long boot! I was only a rustic boy and it is ShivBaba who transmutes an ordinary stone into the ‘Paras’ or valuable and sacred touchstone which, according to mythology, changes iron into gold.
A universal man
When we mention the birth place of Brahma Baba, we say that he had his physical birth in Sindh. But, his personality and character were such that he belonged to the world and not only to India or ‘Sindh’. He was a ‘universal man’. No doubt he loved and praised India of the ancient times but his life-style, his understanding and his sympathies reflected his global concerns and his teachings were an unfailing and perennial source of spiritual strength to all– whether they be Sindhis, Indians or foreigners. It is said, in the scriptures, that a teacher who imparts spiritual wisdom to the ignorant is a father and a preceptor as well. Brahma Baba was all these three in one. But since all had taken their spiritual birth from the knowledge which ShivBaba gave by oration through Brahma Baba’s lotus mouth, Brahma Baba was also the mother of all. He was truly Prajamata and Prajapita Brahma–the great grand 'Paterfamilias' honoured by all mankind.
He forgave and forgot he forgave and forgot
Not only did Brahma Baba not claim any credit for his great work but, on the contrary, some ill-informed people wrongly blamed him for nothing. Some ignorant and ill-mannered persons cast aspersions and affronts on him. “Fie on him”, they said, “Why does this old man teach absolute purity or total abstinence from vices?” The poor fellows did not understand or recognize the fact that it was ShivBaba who taught and ordained absolute purity through this old man, or Brahma Baba, and that he was not to be blamed for God’s own Act. But whatever anyone did to him, never did anyone see him ablaze with anger. On the other hand, he forgave them, forgot their evil acts and blessed them too with his spiritual inheritance.
It is these and a thousand and eight great qualities of his that come to our minds again and again, especially on the 18th of January – the date in the year 1969, when he gave up his mortal coil to work at the subtle level and in an angelic form, called Avyakt Brahma.
Sudesh Didi. GCH, London 10.01.2021 - Spiritual Effort, Ruhani Purusharth
15 January 2021
Om shanti. Om shanti. Om shanti. In the month of January, every day is the day of love, power, blessings, fortune, inspiration and realisation. Each day is the day of freedom and self-respect.
We are following the footsteps of Brahma Baba especially in this month. We make natural effort with natural intoxication, faith and love. It was natural for Brahma Baba.
According to the points on the 18 Steps of Brahma, these footsteps are about how Brahma moved in the spiritual path with consistent movement, vision, attitude and deep relationship with Shiv Baba. It is about heart, head and hand (practical actions). Baba says the effort of some children is of ten nails, and they have to labour to make effort. But Brahma Baba’s effort was so natural. We hear Baba’s stories about facing challenges as a natural yogi, an easy yogi and a raja yogi. It was natural.
In this gathering, with ordinary vision, we see everyone as an effort maker. In today’s murli, Baba is watching how His children make effort with great love, He is inspiring us with the true consciousness of making effort. The English word ‘effort’ feels intense. In fact, in the word purusharth, purush means the soul. So the soul is paying attention to bring the energy for the self. Brahma Baba held the consciousness of the self with attention, taking care of all three, thoughts words and actions. Arth means meaning, wealth, intention and for the sake of. With the meaning and intention of consciousness of the soul, one does the work of the soul and for the soul, making the soul meaning-full. So the soul is doing for itself, with the consciousness of what is innate in me.
When we are soul conscious, we are conscious of what is in the soul. When we are body conscious, we want what we do not have. When I am soul conscious, then I am what I am; when I am body conscious, then I look at what others are. In soul consciousness, my attention is on checking myself. So by looking at the state of your own mind, you will understand how your intellect thinks, understands and analyses. So this is the difference between soul-conscious vision and body-conscious vision.
In soul-conscious vision, we always see the qualities within the souls in others. When we begin to see these qualities, we begin to fill the qualities of others within ourselves, and become all virtuous. Virtues are not just a list. Every thought and every action can be connected with a virtue. We can pick up virtues in everyone in every situation. This is Brahma Baba’s title as Dattatrey, which means one with many gurus. Brahma Baba always kept respect for everyone and learned from everyone. Baba says we should step away for our body as if it is a snake. It shreds its skin easily, yet it is poisonous.
On the one side, we can see others with many defects, many weaknesses, on the other side, there are holy swans who, from the many weaknesses, pick up good qualities and virtues. We can develop virtues by picking up the virtues of others. When we become all virtuous, we will become so powerful that the vices of others cannot attack us. Virtues protect us against the vices of others. We become viceless as well as vice-proof. For example, we have patience. When an angry person comes in front of us, with lightness, we have a loveful and merciful vision for the other person. We become detached from the other person’s behaviour, and eventually situation is transformed without any negative effect on the self. We become a destroyer of obstacles just by taking this first step of picking up virtues. This means to have the pure heart of a holy happy swan, and never to be disturbed by how others think and behave. This is one kind of effort.
We make effort, but in purusharth, I am really in the “meaning of the self’. I am a soul, being a soul, and am seeing a soul. So, when I become a soul, and am conscious that I am a pure soul, a peaceful, loveful, blissful soul, I am then ‘meanging-full’. I understand the meaning of me. In body consciousness, I understand the meaning of me as a body, such as a husband, a mother, a male or a female, and we identify the self with that because our understanding is human being as human. But when I am a being, I become a ‘meaning-full’ being. This is called purusharth. It is not just the word effort, but the consciousness of performing actions with a good intention, a good aim, good feelings and a pure vision. And this is known as spiritual effort, ruhani purusharth. Baba says this is a spiritual university, and the Spiritual Father has come to teach the spiritual children. Have you understood the meaning of this?
What is spirituality? Spirituality is the reality of my existence, as a spirit. When I am soul conscious, a soul living in this body, in the bodiless stage, the incorporeal stage, the seed stage, that spirit means the angel of light. It is the point of light, the body of the soul. The body of the soul is light, the mind of the soul will be also light. What is in the point of light? The soul, the point of light, also has the organs to function. As a soul, I am expressing, experiencing through these sense organs of the body. As a soul, I also use my spiritual organs, and they are my mind, my intellect and my sanskaras. When I am soul conscious, how will my organs be used? How will I think? They will be pure, positive, powerful and loving thoughts, naturally expressed through my words. The intellect is clear, clean and divine, paras and satopradhan. This reality is real and at the highest level. This reality is purity. Spirituality becomes reality when it reaches its complete stage. Otherwise, it is at the state of becoming. With the effort of becoming, or the state of being, being complete. That is sambandh and sampooran, that is, completion is being accomplished. The intellect is filled with understanding. With the eye of the mind, with the light of knowledge, I see the self as a soul, the light. I will not see darkness. Spirituality becomes reality when I become pure. Purity is truth, and that is what we are seeing in soul consciousness. This pure consciousness will only see divinity. Divinity only sees truth. What is wrong and weak does not belong to me. It would only think with the light, and would make the wrong into right. A body conscious person will continue to say this is wrong, but will not make it right. In soul consciousness, instead of correction, comparison and criticism, the internal divinity only gives as a bestower, and their vision is always divine.
Spirituality is reality; reality is purity; purity is divinity; divinity (deity) is royalty. The moment the soul reaches divinity and royalty with spiritual consciousness, we call it the soul conscious actions and expressions of the soul. This means the mind, the intellect and the sanskars, all three, are divine. So with the reality that you are not the body, you express naturally as a soul. You believe, you see, you think and behave as a soul. Because the soul is light and pure, it always sees divinity as a holy swan, picking up only virtues. A holy swan only recognises virtues. Just as the foot does not hear anything, or with my hand is big and my eye is so small, it is the eyes that can see, and not the body. The body does not have the reality of seeing anything. The soul only sees light. God, the Supreme Being, sees only the qualities of the soul, the purity of the soul, the beauty and sparkle of the soul. His royalty sees only royalty. He wants to uplift those who do not have, and shower upon them with blessings and pure power. He wants to encourage them to remember their self-respect. If I want to make effort to be soul conscious, and sit on the throne of soul consciousness, spirituality will make it reality.
Reality means truth, with pure consciousness, truth is purity. Purity becomes divinity, and we care as a detached observer. In body consciousness, we are concerned with worries and false intention and attitude. Then that care becomes a defect. As a soul, we are concerned with self-respect. So natural effort with easy nature is the true meaning of effort. It is not to struggle, not to fight, not begging, but true as I am. A pure soul does not mix with matter. It does not matter if there is defamation, blame and disrespect. Body-conscious-matter matters everything. A body conscious way of thinking leads to upset. In body conscious, I mind it. In soul conscious, I mend it. In divinity, we give what we have, not what we borrow from others. What do we have? Godly inheritance, the natural sanskar that I am the child of God, a sun-dynasty soul. We have this self-respect, and respect what is in me. Self-respect does not mean I want respect, it means I protect what is in me. I value, care, honour and have pure pride of what is innate in me. This is the gift and inheritance from God. Baba says, “I have come as a Teacher to teach you, and to make you from human being into a deity.” From human, we become being; from being, we become divine. Then I am not a human being anymore, but a deity, a divine being. The intellect which was once a stone has become paras, sparkles with divinity. I become a bestower with divine virtues, giving cooperation, time, attention and care. It becomes natural to experience inner happiness and to give happiness. Giving becomes the sankar of action and interaction. This is the reality that Baba is reminding us and bringing into our awareness. And with pure consciousness, there is no other impure intention. At present time, we should not still struggle with whether I have or not because Baba says there is no time. The time for labouring has now passed. This is the time for blessing and for emerging the qualities which are naturally in us. When we are natural, as it comes into the environment, anything that is latent in the soul flourishes, And Confluence Age is the time. This season Baba showers us with powers and blessings. Therefore, think of your fortune, the inheritance that Baba has given us already, you will experience yourself as a divine being. This is not a struggle, but a fortune of being a pususharthi, being ‘meaning-full’. Spirituality is reality of soul consciousness, of divine light. When I am divine, I am seated on the throne, with my crown, with my tilak of awareness, with my personality of divinity. This divinity is royalty. This is the dignified diamond life of a Brahmin as a gift from God. This is new awareness of the new age without struggle. Every kalpa, we become divine being. I was and I will become that. Time is finishing. It is time to become complete. Time is also becoming complete. The advanced stage is waiting for us to be complete with all virtues like Brahma Baba, viceless and 16 celestial degrees complete. The discipline is that whatever action I perform, should be in soul consciousness. This is the first discipline. Then we become purushartham, and there will be no need to do prursharath. In today’s murli, you will hear the details of Brahma Baba’s footsteps in becoming 16 celestial degrees complete.
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Sudesh Didi. GCH, London 07.01 evening class. Master Class on Surrender
15 January 2021
Master Class on Surrender
We will explore the significance, the meaning and the practical achievement of “Surrender”. This expression is not a new word. Since the middle ages; from the time when warriors and kings were fighting, the kings, who were victorious, forced those who were defeated to surrender. In politics, there is physical surrender. There is surrender on the path on ordinary life where the older generations, out of love, surrendered physically to their children. In lokik relationships, when marriage takes place, there is a promise to surrender as a sign of loyalty to each other. Apart from the physical surrender, there is also devotional surrender, where devotees surrender themselves as a sacrifice to God.
Then there is Godly divine surrender. What is the difference? This spiritual surrender is a wonder. On the one hand, it is the surrender of becoming totally empty. On the other hand, it is the wonder of all achievements.
One type of bodily surrender is when you are in bondage, and are put in a prison. Godly surrender eventually makes us an angel, bringing us freedom. It is a question of consciousness in the surrender. In our Brahmin family, we use the expression of surrender a lot. Some of you would have seen surrender ceremonies, where gifts are received, responsibilities are given. It is an achievement of joy because you have offered yourself to Baba. Anniversaries of surrender are also celebrated with great joy. It is a pure feeling of belonging to God. And the wonder is that even God surrenders to us. When the consciousness of surrender comes, we not only belong, but our lives natural become more and more on the level of elevated thoughts. Something which is yours is not yours anymore. To become Brahma Kumars and Brahma Kumaris, is one aspect of belonging. To become Baba’s heir child and receive all the inheritance from Baba, that’s true belonging.
There is one aspect with offering where devotees offer their devotion, their love, their faith and their money. The other aspect is giving with joy, which is also called donation. After giving, it is not yours. People give presents to each other, that is a pleasant feeling of cooperation. But offering of limited things such as donations and presents, are not considered as surrender. Baba teaches about limited surrender and unlimited surrender. It starts with physical surrender, moving towards unlimited surrender which is pure, selfless and invisible. I remember when Mama asked who would like to surrender to Kali. Of course, it does not mean physical sacrifice of cutting your throat! So what does it mean? It is not sacrifice. It is a will, a wish which is to will everything to God in the task of world transformation. This is the practical example of Brahma Baba. He willed everything, his body, mind, wealth, and his lokik family also surrendered with him. By willing everything in God’s name, he received will power. This surrender is an exchange. To become an instrument for God’s task, this is called spiritual surrender; a surrender which enhances our spiritual ability. It opens our hearts, makes us generous. The more the generosity, the more royalty and divinity emerge within. In spiritual surrender, on one side is giving, and on the other side is receiving. It is a blessing ceremony, to be blessed with the will and determination to give everything.
The first step to surrender is to die alive, to get a new birth. There is a difference between surrendered Brahmins and cooperative serviceable Brahmins. BKs who are cooperative, who are a yogi, who are serviceable, who are samples give their lives for service. But in total surrender, one gives the self totally of time, energy, skills with a pure heart. There is the feeling of coming home, and this is family. As students we feel close, but when we live in a centre, our time is now not our time. Your body, mind, thoughts, and every second is for Godly service. Then you cannot say you also need time for yourself. Recently, someone said to me that they were given a job which they spent four hours on, and did not get time for the self. It was the task of creating a programme of a panel discussion. When I asked who these hours were spent for, she said it was the sister who gave the task. I reminded her that where we use time, we also need to use our thoughts and intellect. In that way, we are gaining time, as that is time for self-benefit. For whom is this task prepared for, it is for ourselves. It is not for the sister who gave a task, it was a blessing and time for the self.
In Godly surrender, it is not a burden, it is a blessing because that giving is gaining. It is like planting seeds. God is not poor, we are not giving or donating to God. These seeds we plant are growing deep in the pure golden land of the yagya, for Godly service, for the upliftment of mankind, for the establishment of the new world. Whatever Godly task we are given, the reward for the self is unlimited. So to surrender is not to bow down. It means we are under shrimat. Dadi used to say put yourselves under canopy of protection by keeping the self under shrimat. Then we follow with discipline the maryadas from morning till evening, and feel we have come into our family, adopting all the systems. This spiritual surrender changes our consciousness. Not only the body, but the Manmanabhav mantra is about tying the mind with God, the task with Baba’s qualities, it is yoga while doing karma in Baba’s yagya. This surrender brings us maturity in performing actions purposefully with the right consciousness. Others see and will also follow. So yoga is with Baba, actions performed are surrendered for others to follow. Body, mind, wealth, time, cooperation are for the yagya. There is great joy to belong to God. As we surrender, the yagya is responsible for us. We offer yagya with great love, and yagya also offers with great love. We eat Brahma Bhojan every day. As we carry out Baba’s task, internally we feel blessed that our time is used in a worthwhile way. As sevadharis, our blessings are multiplied because a surrendered life is ongoing, not just for one day. Some have been serving for many years, and are able to be responsible for a department and train others. The intellect becomes blessed. This is giving and receiving. Baba also checks in with the tasks we do, so it is not just enthusiasm, but it is complete dedication at the same time. There is more introspection, inner inspection. Baba then says, “OK, check if you have surrendered your thoughts.” We check on the subtle level of renouncing any waste and unnecessary thoughts, and any weaknesses and defects.
Surrender is not about just living in the centre. It is possible to surrender at this level whilst living at home. Baba encourages us to stay at home and be a trustee. The real surrender is that after giving something, the ‘I’ consciousness does not remain. “I have done this.” “It should be the way I want.” is not real surrender. The consciousness that after I have given, this still belongs to me is not a surrendered intellect. You have surrendered to Baba. You have given, so you do not have the right to it. So ‘I and mine’ consciousness need to go. What has been given now belongs to God’s House. Of course, as we are responsible, we are naturally careful that nothing is misused. Maturity and responsibility are increasing, but at the same time, patience increases. Being at the centre does not mean I am in charge now, and that everything has to be controlled by me, and be done my way. I have to check: I am responsible, as an instrument. When I say I am in charge, I have switched off the charger because the spiritual energy of love for others need to be maintained. Surrendering even the subtle traits of possessiveness, attachment, ego make one a yogi soul, a karma yogi.
Brahma Baba surrendered his body, and only God could use this surrendered body. He used the eyes to see, but whatever he was seeing, he was seeing with God’s eyes. He used his ears to hear as a trustee, as Baba’s instrument. This detachment of letting God works through you is Brahma Baba’s level of surrender. This is called a Brahmin becoming an angel, freedom from the bondage of karma. There is attention on my actions, performing only karma which is divine and elevated. The percentage of surrender, with liking and disliking, with preference, with favouring and rejection, these are the subtle sanskars of the ‘I’ ‘me’ and ‘myself’. Total surrender means ‘me’ the soul, and that is known as unlimited surrender. Limited surrender is easy. Real surrender is in fact a very subtle philosophy because this is God’s task, so this is not giving but receiving. So my mind cannot be mischievous. When we surrender our heart, we enable others to experience Godly love. When jealousy comes when someone is given more attention: given this or that task, it means I have not surrendered my mind and my intellect. My joy and appreciation that others are receiving means my heart, that has been given to God, is also as beautiful as on His throne.
Dying alive is about living full and free through emptying the old inside. This is yog-yukt bandhan-mukt. Yog-yukt is saturated with yoga. The intellect is becoming divine. Past accounts are settled and the yoga of the intellect continues to create income through accurate knowledge. This is why it is bandhan-mukt, free from bondage of body consciousness, mind, relationship, opinion, thinking of others. As we perform elevated actions, whereby others can also receive blessings, their blessings store extra blessings for us. In this way, we are blessed souls who follow Baba’s footsteps, and are becoming all virtuous, completely viceless. So surrender all vices, in return, receive all virtues. As others are satisfied, we become praiseworthy, we receive God’s gifts of happiness, peace and love. We give service with great love. Baba, Karankaranvanhar. is making it happen. Then we are passing the fruit onto others and become Ganesh. We are totally detached but an active actor.
Situations will definitely come. One time, Brahma Baba was praising Shiv Baba, “You are doing everything. You are Karankaranvanhar. If it was not you, who would call me Prajapita Brahma?” And Shiv Baba answered, “If you were not there, who would call me the Supreme Father Supreme Soul”. Eventually both said that drama was great. So our final surrender is to surrender to drama. If anything does not happen even with our good wishes and pure feelings, then surrender to mother drama. In that way, we are free angels, flying beyond. This is called double-trustee, detached and honest.
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Bhog Message of 7 January 2021 brought by Sr Mohini
15 January 2021
To all of Baba’s elevated instrument children from around the world,
Greetings of love from Madhuban in this month of love and power. We are sending another bhog message, brought by Sister Mohini on 7 January, to support the special efforts we are all making during this month. The RCs request that the message be read aloud in class and that it be made available to students to support their spiritual efforts this month.
In Baba’s sweet yaad,
BK Nirmala on behalf of the Regional Coordinators
January 7, 2021–Bhog Message brought by BK Mohini
Today in the subtle regions, Baba’s drishti was beautifully expanding and taking the shape of a big canopy with very beautiful rays. It looked so beautiful - seeing Baba’s drishti as rays of love and light for all of us in the form of a big canopy. We were very happy when we saw this beautiful golden colored canopy above us. Then Baba personally shared drishti with me, gave drishti to the bhog, and accepted it with a lot of love.
Baba said, “Baba is World Benefactor, and the children also are master world benefactors.” Baba said, “Tell all the children, ‘You are world benefactors. Even if some might not have the thought that I have to serve the world, but actually everyone does this because of their love for Baba.”
Baba said there are two special powers that children have: one is the power of purity. This power is in every child and is bringing benefit to the world. Of course, the power of purity is important in preparing for the new world, but even now this power of purity is bringing benefit to the world. Every thought gets accomplished when it comes from a pure heart and pure feelings. No thought can be wasted. So, use the power of purity, and as your nature becomes pure, then every thought is a pure thought and will get accomplished. Second, you have the power of yoga, soul-conscious remembrance of Baba. The power of yoga keeps you free from obstacles. So, both powers are bringing benefit to the world. And Baba is very pleased to see that each child is making good efforts.
Then I said, “Baba we are also doing homework for 31 days to follow the footsteps of Brahma Baba”. Baba was smiling, looking at all of us and Baba said, “Yes, children want to be like Brahma Baba, so they want to follow. Some are making effort to be bapsamaan and are becoming that. But some still think, ‘will it be possible for me to be bapsamaan?’ They want to remain close to Baba but still don’t think that they can be like Baba. But because of their relationship with Baba, they do receive blessings. Baba definitely gives blessings to every child.”
Baba said that Baba had the authority of knowledge. He was very detached and lovely. You children also have all knowledge, and when you change knowledge and apply it in your practical lives, then this authority becomes natural. Then you will also become detached and lovely. Always remember that because of being children of the World Benefactor, every scene of drama brings some benefit to you. Baba said that you can experience those benefits, and you should write those benefits.
Before many children thought they had to run around and go out, even for class. But now Baba has given you time. So, use that time for your study, for preparing yourself. Of course, all the children have love for service. Everyone wants to do service. Baba said, “Continue to do service in whatever way you think is best and using whatever methods you all have. The children are actually preparing themselves to be worthy and to be Bapsamaan.”
As you all know it is through avyakt BapDada that the meeting takes place in the subtle regions, and Brahma Baba is there. It was very interesting how Baba opened his arms and said, "Children, each one of you is always safe in Baba’s arms. You are very cooperative souls. You are always thinking about Baba’s task. So, Baba wants to give you not only blessings but congratulations. Always remember to keep courage and to be consistent. When you have courage and are consistent, you will find that you are very near accomplishing your aim of becoming like Baba."
Baba said to give love and remembrances and blessings to everyone and tell them that when you think of Baba, or think of offering bhog to Baba, your thought reaches Baba.
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Sister Jayanti, 3rd January - Harmony is the reality of the proof of contentment
14 January 2021
Om Shanti. Good morning and Happy New Year.
For Baba’s children every year is filled with blessings, and on this New Year’s Eve Baba gave us a very special blessing for contentment. It is unusual to have two Avyakt Murlis that take up the same theme as the main subject, there will always be references, but again today the Murli we are going to hear is about contentment! Does this tell us something? If a teacher decides to give children the same lesson, two days running…it is giving a big signal. It is telling us that it is very important, but also perhaps some have not quite understood and it needs more clarifying as it needs our attention.
I have noticed for a long time now that where there is discontentment it leads to all the multiplication of negativity that the soul is carrying. When there is contentment we start to deal with this. When we come to Baba everyone is tamopradhan full stop! But from that moment on when we give attention to something Baba is asking us to do, we move forward and if we don’t we get stuck. Then we wonder why we get stuck. It is simply because we are not giving attention to what Baba is giving us signals for. These two Murlis are a powerful signal regarding contentment.
A few questions have come up about contentment from different souls, and I think these two Murlis will answer them. In the month of January it is the time when Brahma Baba becomes the focus of our attention. Baba often tells us to ‘follow the Father’ yet also today there is one particular aspect of our relationship with Brahma Baba that gets highlighted, and that is as Brahma Baba as the mother. There is a very sweet exchange between Father Brahma talking to Shiv Baba, and although he uses the term Father Brahma, it is very much the Mother speaking. Baba is talking about 3 different categories and Brahma Baba is saying what can I do to help souls move from the second category to the first category. Do you recognise this quality of a mother, to want the child to move forward in the best way possible? The Father too wishes the best but is a little more detached. Brahma Baba has this thought of how do I help the child go from number 2 to number 1. Yet If Baba kept this thought it would disturb his peace right? If I have a thought and see it is not happening it would be easy to be peaceless and get agitated. But the next thought that Brahma Baba shares is ‘OK, Shiv Baba will help them, and I don’t need to think about it anymore’.
When someone asked me the question ‘How do you practically use contentment in life, with other people’s sanskars and situations that are difficult?’. In the New Year’s Eve Murli, Baba said when we use the power of contentment we become the embodiment of solutions and we don’t have any problems. If I am discontent there will always be some problem or another, as that is what I will see. That is my own upheaval that makes me see in that way. Baba sees something, but immediately then is content. Shiv Baba is there to help them and I don’t need to think about it anymore. So the Mother steps back and puts it in the Father’s hands. The heart to heart conversation that happens between Brahma Baba and Shiv Baba is always fascinating. There is always that thread that runs through it where the mother has a special connection with the children. Incorporeal God is loving and detached forever and eternally. But Brahma Baba has given his time, energy and breath in a very practical and physical way to solve all the problems of the children and create solutions for them, from the very beginning, with his own power of contentment.
Another aspect is Baba has categorically stated The Bestower is giving the same blessings to everyone and all attainments are available for everyone. So why does it become ‘numberwise’? Baba has used the term ‘awareness’ and when there is a lack of awareness we slip back to body-consciousness, but where there is awareness we change our attitude, vision, behaviour, and the world. Today Baba’s answer is a question of awareness. He also shares two more aspects: 1) We can only be content when we are altruistic. 2) We can only be content if we have no desires. With desires, there is always interference. Baba is offering us unlimited attainments but instead of taking this and staying in the unlimited and seeing the bigger picture, I become focused in a narrow way on what it is ‘I want’. Due to this, service is not going to be fruitful and the limited desire I have is unlikely to be fulfilled and even if it is, it will be temporary because it is limited. So because I have put a limitation on what I want to receive from Baba, it will be temporary and problems arise. In order to truly become an embodiment of solutions, I need to be free from desire and altruistic.
This reminded me of a story from when London service started. It was a group of Bharatwassis who started it. When Dadi Ratanmohini arrived the first Brahmins in London took gyan and then when Dadi Janki arrived many westerners took spiritual birth. Within this initial group, it was a troupe of brothers. Truly a pandav army of western brothers. This was around 1980. We were still having Sunday mornings at Kilburn Square. World Meditation Hour had started and that would be in the afternoon so it was synchronised across the world. We intentionally set a specific time. We had had meditation hour, Brahma Bhojan, and then we would have meetings, often regarding service. Sometimes there would be disagreements and we wouldn’t get very far. I would say ok. Let’s stop here and have Amrit Vela and Murli tomorrow and then we will meet and see further. Immediately after Murli the next morning the 5 or 6 brothers came to me and let me know that they had met after Amrit Vela and agreed on a plan. I immediately agreed and they said that I would have said yes to whatever they had come up with! I replied yes because it is the harmony and unity behind something, that will bring results. If together we can come to a state of harmony it is the reality of the proof of contentment. Then we have no motives or impure desires. If I have a motive it is not going to be realised, as that is not what Sangamyug is about, and if so for a short time, but not the eternal attainment Baba would like me to have. When there is contentment there is happiness, then there are no more questions.
In Hindi the connection is sweet - it is prashna (question) and prasana (without happiness). If we don’t have questions then there is happiness (prasan). I am not thinking of the questions that seek clarity of understanding in a deeper way, but the little questions that come up and create a disturbance within the mind…the how, why, if, and but.
Another question that was asked was about developing silence inside. The silence in the mind. I see a connection here and Baba’s Murlis always have the answer. If I can keep my mind content and free of the little questions. Then in that consciousness, I will be able to slow down my thinking, be in the state of Om Shanti and have peace inside Then when I sit in remembrance I am going to be able to experience the state of silence. If my mind has been restless through the day with these little questions the mind will race, round and round, with no exit or answer! When I understand and create the state of contentment, the wasteful questions stop and in that silence, I can come close to Baba. These are very valuable lessons for the month of January.
Baba has talked about when we have a desire and there isn’t altruism. The connection between desires and discontent is logical and clear. But Baba today goes further and gives us deeper insights and explains another reason for discontent is blame. Maybe I am blaming myself, my lack of effort, and story. I will say ‘ I don’t have fortune, it’s my part in drama it is like this’. Then probably I will blame Baba, the Bestower of Fortune, and say "How come I didn’t get as much fortune as the next one?" This opened up a new awareness for me. When I am not taking responsibility for myself in taking up what Baba is asking me to do, due to carelessness and laziness, then the finger is out there. I am blaming. Sometimes Drama, Baba, others, even my own body. Blaming here and there. In that state of blame how can I be content…So there is a connection between being outward facing and putting the blame out there. Then we don’t have time or space to look within. When I accept responsibility and go within, sort it out internally and create awareness, I can be content. Then I will be able to achieve my goal as I am enabling myself to move forward. Discontentment means I lose out on the treasures of Sangamyug.
Once I was in Madhuban in the early '80s, and there was a Bharat teachers' meeting in the Meditation Hall. There was much toing and froing going on. Baba sees the scenes from above and could see there was a lot going on. He said ok, for three months the main teacher from each centre is to move to a different place and after three months you are to return and tell the Dadi’s what has happened. Knowing that wherever we go we carry our baggage of sanskars with us. When they did meet after 3 months, Baba sent everyone back to there original centres, as wherever they went their sanskars were creating the issues…not the people, the centre or facilities. This was a big lesson in a practical way for the main teachers in Bharat at that time.
When I accept, there is the possibility of looking, changing, and creating contentment with my eye on the destination. This is where I need to go. Then I can see the distance and the gap. When I am blaming I don’t see how far I am from where I need to arrive at. So a very powerful and beautiful Murli today. Put both Murlis together, from New Year’s Eve and today and many questions will be answered very powerfully and there will be insights into what we need to do.
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December 31 2020 – Bhog Message brought by Sr Mohini
4 January 2021
Baba with a lot of love accepted bhog and was sharing drishti with each one of us. Each one of us was communicating through drishti, saying something to Baba, and Baba was also talking personally with each one because it is through drishti that Baba communicates. Baba’s language is the language of silence, so everything works through drishti. I also shared drishti with Baba, and I felt how Baba not only loves us but was giving a lot of assurance that everything is good and will be better and better.
Baba then said, “The children are making a lot of effort.” I said, “Baba, everyone is thinking that they need to reach the final stage, the stage of perfection.” Baba said, “Yes, time is also giving signals to all of you to be prepared, to reach your own final and perfect stage for your own benefit and also because that stage of perfection is the stage from which you will serve. When you have that stage, even if you are slightly less, whatever thoughts you have, whatever words you speak, and whatever actions you do reach many souls. It’s not that you have to make a conscious effort to do mansa seva: every thought is serving.
You children are the roots of the tree, so whatever thoughts you have will reach the whole tree. It’s not just a question of feeling you are responsible, because that might make you feel heavy. Actually, every thought reaches the world. In this way, you are constant servers. It’s only by paying a little attention that every thought will become elevated, full of pure feelings and good wishes. That’s what all souls want -- to experience pure thoughts and good wishes. You all do this naturally, but once in a while, you get caught up in your own little situations and sanskars.
From now, it’s important to always remember, “I am an unlimited world server”. As soon as you realize that your thoughts are going in a direction that is not necessary, you will immediately remove the unnecessary thoughts and remind yourself, “I am an unlimited world server”. Every child has this thought. Baba said you are world servers. You sow the seed from your thoughts and then whatever you speak and whatever action you perform benefits the whole world. This is how you are all unlimited servers.
I told Baba that in our lokik world, our physical world, we are entering a new year. Baba said that in the subtle region there is no old year or new year. Baba knows the children are preparing to end the old and start the new. Baba wants to give congratulations because you children were very brave, very stable. The aim was to be consistent and the children did very well in this year. Next year you will be better. You will think of new and different things. Baba is giving good wishes and encourages the children to use all the blessings.
You have a full treasure store of blessings with you. Now is the time to think based on those blessings. Speak and share those blessings and use those blessings for the success of what you do. It’s not only a new year but you are moving towards a new age also. Baba gave lots of good wishes. Baba said you are stars of success and will always be successful.
It's a question of creating the awareness that I am a successful star, and you will be successful.
Baba gave love and remembrances to everyone.
Sister Jayanti, 28th December, Baba’s gift is to sit on the heart throne and be carefree…
8 January 2021
In English there is the long stick of the ‘I’; representing the body, and then there is the dot is at the top of this, the little ‘I’, representing the soul. In today’s Sakar Murli Baba is speaking about the awareness of the benefits of soul consciousness and the dangers of not being soul-consciousness. A simple lesson to keep reminding the self of this effort and attention.
The Avyakt Murlis have a huge amount within each one and I will take up yesterday’s. In terms of ‘wearing a crown’ and being ‘seated on the throne’, others are able to see and feel this state. Baba’s definition of wearing a crown is twofold: He spoke about the light that radiates the purity within, and also the light that is free from weight so the ‘crown of light’. It is true that waste thoughts create heaviness.
Throughout one Madhuban season, Baba took up the subject of waste in great detail and how to eliminate waste thoughts. One of the questions was ‘What is the cause of waste thoughts? Of course, it can be thousands of different things that we can feel, as the mind starts racing and we feel heavy. When we don’t have waste we are able to put a full stop and the soul immediately feels light. The trick is to not experience the light on and off, but when there is an accumulation of waste it takes a lot of time to deal with. The main aspect that came out as the cause are the 5 vices: lust, anger, greed, ego, and attachment. It is true that the 5 vices don’t just lead to negativity and wrong words and actions; in particular, they lead to a huge amount of wasteful thinking and heaviness.
Baba was seeing it in a beautiful way in which in the gathering of the Confluence Age each child has the crown of light, of purity, the halo but also the stage in which the soul is able to fly easily and is light. If I wish to experience these I need to remove the wasteful thinking.
Baba also said that the benefits of being seated on the throne is intoxication and a carefree stage. There is a connection between faith and intoxication. Baba was saying here that when we are seated on the heart throne we are completely carefree. The Avyakt Murlis have given great detail and many signs of how I feel when seated on the heart throne and what I need to do to be on the heart throne. In particular, there are two big things that give us the possibility of being surrounded and cared for by Baba’s love and experience this seat. Firstly there is my love and honesty with and for Baba so I can experience His love. Secondly, there is the extent to which I am following shrimat. When we make a mistake, knowing there will be a consequence of that mistake, we will feel heavy. In Sangamyug this return is not over births. We have a waste thought and feel heavy immediately. On the basis of a stage where there is honesty, love, and shrimat what is there to worry about? Nothing. Whatever is happening in Baba’s task is going to be created by Baba. It is Baba’s responsibility and I can be carefree. So no need to worry about the past, present,to or future, He has taken care of all three. Remaining carefree, without any worry, will reflect on my face; worrying also reflects on the face!
Baba’s gift yesterday for the New Year is to just sit on the heart throne and be carefree. It is fixed in the drama and it will work out in the way Baba wants it beautifully, (not how I want!). If I have the experience of God’s love and I feel my sustenance is with His love and this love is carrying me forward and taking care of me there is a very different consciousness of not just faith but also intoxication. When I am surrounded by His love and I know that He is going to take care of everything, there is a very powerful intoxication in which I don’t need to allow myself to come down for any reason: whether it be trouble with my sanskars or the behaviour of another. With intoxication, even my sanskars of the copper and iron age will begin to disappear. These are beautiful expressions that Baba was using…just keep your crown and your throne.
Another expression Baba used whilst talking to the teachers: ‘teachers are the mirror through which others can see God’. So the image of God is seen through you mirrors. This is powerful and beautiful yet also a huge responsibility. My behaviour is going to give others the vision of who God is. It is not heavy but a big responsibility. As if I am an instrument to share God’s knowledge with others, or if I am doing anything in God’s task, my behaviour is the mirror through which others will see to what extent God is truly the Ocean of Love, the Benefactor, the One who is constantly giving and able to satisfy everyone’s needs. Baba often spoke of Boli Dadi as being a Dadi. Boli Dadi’s role from the time I knew her, (in her older days to when she left), would be seated in one corner of the kitchen and she would be just available for anyone to ask for anything and all she would just say yes, give the signals and get the cogs moving. Whatever it is I am doing am I able to be a mirror that reflects the image of God? Being an instrument is a big responsibility but we also receive amazing blessings.
Baba was speaking to the teachers further and said: This year keep two things in mind: unity and contentment. When I think about the main lesson that Dadi Janki taught us in her last few years was with the fingers on one hand. When she put up her hand we would know what she meant! To see specialities and be able to work together in harmony, recognising that each one is playing their own role and that if there is a finger or a thumb missing there will be a gap! Each one is unique, valuable, and serviceable, and doing whatever it is they can for Baba.
‘My stage is my responsibility’ is an important lesson in today’s Sakar Murli. Whatever anyone else is doing is their responsibility. I am responsible for my feelings, thinking, attitude, and perception. With my aim to reach the destination of becoming a deity, it really doesn’t matter what anyone else is doing. Baba has used this expression: keep the self safe, so that you do not get provoked into a reaction in which your thoughts, feelings, and attitude change. Someone else’s connection is with God and they are responsible and accountable to God. I am responsible for the self. Let me have the awareness of what I need to do in terms of following Baba’s instructions and then the harmony of sanskars will happen. As one changes there is an impact on those around them too.
It feels that Baba is preparing us with these Murlis for the days of January coming up…to go into deep silence, attention and introspection so we are able to move towards the aim of Bapsaman.
This year we have seen Dadi’s departure. It is also a year in which the search for the word ‘prayer’ on google, I am told has gone up by 50%. So imagine this very secular world of northern Europe and yet now a sudden interest in prayer. Baba did say that as time moves on people will want to hear about spirituality and God. That time is now. For sustenance too there is such a menu available on the internet and on zoom – it is non-stop. Murli is available throughout the day and that is just in English!
Another indication of time are the Dadi’s; Dadi Ratanmohini and Ishu Dadi are both now not so active. Yet we are getting the messages through Mohiniben, Vedantiben, and Shashiben and that is lovely as Baba is still giving us close guidance. If I look at the messages from June onwards they are about silence.
At this moment we need attention on the self through silence and introspection. Unity happens when I am looking inside and not outside and I am following Baba’s directions. If I then think about the one quality Baba consistently speaks about in the Avyakt Murlis and the blessings it is contentment. I know for a fact that if there is gratitude for what Baba is giving me now and gratitude for the fortune of what I have already received from Baba, then there is total contentment.
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