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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
4 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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Will I be able to look dharamraj straight in the eye? Sister Jayanti – 26th December
31 December 2020
The lovely song was about the love that Baba has for us. His love is deeper than the ocean and more elevated than the sky and today Baba is speaking about the unlimited property that He has given us. Think of all that Baba has given and you really see that it is unlimited and enough for everyone. No need to fight about my share and your share but it is there to an unlimited extent for all of us.
Normally we would say the inheritance from Shiv Naba is peace, purity and happiness but somehow we forgot about the love in the sense that when we tell others about what it is that we get from God as our inheritance, we talk about truth and love in a different capacity. We talk about peace, purity and happiness as the inheritance from God but definitely it is the power of love and the power of truth that is also our inheritance from Baba now.
Today it is a sakar murli and Baba has mentioned the fact that there is no inheritance from the alokik father. The unlimited property is from the Unlimited Father and for the alokik father, Brahma Baba, Baba is saying that he is also part of the creation and so you don’t get an inheritance from him. Then, of course, you begin to think about it and you see how much we get from Brahma Baba and I will take that up in just a minute but before that the whole idea that you get nothing from Brahma Baba, that Shivbaba tells us about a lot in the murli and also both Shivbaba and Brahma Baba tell us time and again: don’t remember this one, remember that One and I totally understand that it is human nature to remember human beings and so the intellect will always go towards the messenger rather than the message and so Brahma Baba is making sure that we understand the message of soul consciousness and God consciousness and not to get caught up in human beings, as is our habit. But also the fact that Brahma Baba doesn’t want any attachments.
One is where I have attachment to another but the other is when someone is attached to me and so there is a tail that is dangling and maybe it is not just one tail, may be it is 1 ,2 ,3 or 4 tails dangling. Dadi told the story about how she was feeling very happy when she surrendered and could stay with Baba and after a couple of years or so she started feeling a lot of sorrow and couldn’t understand where this sorrow was coming from. She went to Mama and Mama asked her several questions and there was no explanation that Mama could give and so Mama told her to talk to Brahma Baba and Baba said to her that while she was with lokiks she had given them so much happiness that they were all attached to her. He said that today you are not attached to them but they are still very attached to you and so they are pulling you and this is why you are feeling this sorrow that is coming. At this point there is nothing to cause you sorrow but they are missing you and so they are pulling you and it is because you still have not finished the thought that you are Janki. So finish the thought that that is who I am and once you have finished that thought completely then no one can pull you anymore because Janki has finished.
So she shared this story and I am sure many of you will remember it. She then realised that she had to deeply practise soul consciousness to such an extent that she would not have that thought of the past of who she is, who she belonged to in past relationships of this birth. Past relationships of past births thankfully had disappeared just through drama.
So why I was remembering this was because on the one side Brahma Baba wants to make sure that we are soul conscious and God conscious and we don’t get attached to him but on the other side Brahma Baba also doesn’t want to have any tails dangling behind him and so if somebody is attached to me then it is not just their problem it is my problem also and so I have to have that inner awareness of absolutely a new birth, new beginning, new life with Baba so that the lokik feeling of the past that finished not just for me but for others also and so Brahma Baba not accepting at all any credit for himself on any level.
And of course, Brahma Baba’s humility and again, teaching us what it is we have to do in terms of developing humility ourselves and so Brahma Baba, an amazing example and why I say that is, in a sakar murli it will always be remember One, remember One and occasionally Shiv Baba will talk about the lucky chariot and how valuable this chariot is but the avyakt murlis very often tell us about following in the father’s footsteps in a lot of detail.
The 18th of January is coming up and we have had celebrations for Christmas and New Year - different time now, but whatever celebrations go on, but all that finishes and the preparations for 18 January, and planning for the whole year because the time that we get at Rakhi for tapasya and in January for tapasya we don’t get at any other time and so in the blessing that has come today - and the blessings are from the avyakt murlis - Baba has spoken about having a carbon paper of attention so that you can then able to follow the father accurately and so sakar murlis are telling us don’t remember Brahma Baba and avyakt murlis are saying follow the father and there is good reason for Baba telling us don’t remember Brahma Baba and there is very good reason for Baba to tell us to remember Brahma Baba and so what is it that I am remembering? And of course Brahma Baba in the avyakt form and it is much, much easier to just experience the subtlety of Brahma Baba than the physical dependency but then of course we have had to deal with whatever variety of dependency on avyakt Bapdada.
He kept warning us that He would not be around all the time. You are going to have to come to the subtle region to meet me. I am not going to come down to meet you. This was very gradual, it was not a sudden cut off and this was His kindness and after the detailed murlis that we are still reading, then came the period of very short murlis and then instead of every two weeks maybe one two three times a year and again Baba just gently wheening us off those also.
Then Dadi goes to Bombay and we know that she is not going to be around and so then we have to make the effort to go up to the subtle region and so it has been very gentle. Very kind. But Baba has been gradually taking away all our supports. But reflecting on what it is we learn from Brahma Baba and the 18 chapters of the Gita that Shivbaba spoke through Brahma Baba - there is something very lovely that has come from Madhuban that we will take up starting in January but the title is, and gives you an idea, the 18 footsteps in which we follow the father and it is fascinating reading those and just looking at each step that is being described and yes you recognise all of them from the murlis, you will recognise all of them from the stories you have heard about Brahma Baba and so I am not going to take up those 18 steps now, but I am very aware that following in Brahma Baba’s footsteps is really the way to perfection and Baba has made an interesting comment about that.
If you are not able to make yourself complete now because we are all recognising that times have changed so much, not just covid, but all the things that are going on in the world. You can see for yourself that it is not just Shivbaba telling us that the end is nye but our own awareness and understanding of what is going on in the world can absolutely underline for us that not a great deal of time is left. Everything has come to such an extreme state that we are very close now and Baba says this is the time to become complete and if you cannot make yourself complete following Baba with that attention take help so that you are able to do that.
Earlier on we would have said that the Dadi’s are around, take help from them and today yes, whoever it is you can trust - take help from them but I was thinking what is it that comes in the way of being able to take help. And what comes to mind is honesty with the self. To what extent am I genuinely honest with myself so that I can truly identify whatever it is that is not allowing me to move forward with the speed that I would like to move forward with. So it means really stopping my attention going here and there and really just being able to look at myself and say yes I know that it is this and maybe when I start exploring something and if I am linking it with the inheritance from Shivbaba, the inheritance from Brahma Baba, the 18 steps of Brahma Baba, the detail, that is fine but if today I don’t have the full inheritance from Shivbaba of peace, purity and happiness, why not? There is no one that can stop me from claiming my full and complete inheritance. Nobody can stop me and nothing can stop me.
Whatever happens in the Confluence Age I can track it back and see why things are happening the way they are. What is it that I have not been able to give my attention to properly that is preventing me from experiencing that state of total peace, total purity and total happiness? The habit of human beings kicks in and of course when I don’t get what I want, I want to point the finger out there always and say because of this this and this. The honesty with the self that is going to make me remove the blockage is: I accept that Baba has given me all the tools. There is nothing that is secret that Baba gave a handful that allowed them to become the 8 who are worshipworthy. Whatever they received we have also received, especially since we started the revision of the avyakt murlis.
Since the 90s the quality of the murlis changed in the aspect that Baba didn’t take up one deep subject any more. We are still hearing the murlis of the 1980s and each murli has such power and depth in it. Since the mid 90s we used to say Baba is playing to the gallery because then it was 25,000 people and the attention and focus of when it was first a handful and then a few hundred and then a few thousand it was very different to what happened in Shantivan and Baba still continued to give us deep intense points. But Baba has given us the opportunity to revise all these avyakt murlis and so where the majority have not heard those that also has been given, so there is nothing secret. So my point - that the 8 jewels became the 8 jewels through this same knowledge and Mama didn’t hear a single avyakt murli and she became Mama without that. Brahma Baba again did not need the avyakt murlis to do the inner work that he did from sakar murlis. Shivbaba keeps referring back to him in the avyakt muurlis, but he did all that work internally to become karmateet and so he didn’t need the avyakt murli.
We need them and we have had them and take a huge amount of benefit from them and the avyakt murlis keep reminding us: look at yourself, and so truly taking up the avyakt murli and being honest with myself and Baba says: 1, 2, 3 now see which category you fit into. The language is very royal language. Even though it might be 3 Baba still uses very beautiful words to describe 3 and compared to the world 3rd stage is much, much more elevated than the tamopradhan stage of kalyug and so it is as Baba is saying in a very royal way: you are good but what about this, this and this. If I lose my peace for any reason then why am I losing my peace? What is it that I have not understood about gyan?. Maybe it is drama. Not drama that I have not understood, it is a subject of drama that I have not understood and so what is it that is causing me to lose my peace and so om shanti is a mantra that we are born with and keep hearing but am I really able to be om shanti and if I am not, can I be honest with myself and just find out what are the reasons that make me lose my peace and let me make it a very strong principle that I have to find the cause of losing my peace inside without attaching blame to anyone or anything else.
The Confluence Age is the time when no excuses are permitted and at the end of the Confluence Age we know what Dharamraj is. The state where yes I am in front of Baba and so Baba is there but in Baba’s presence at that moment I cannot give any excuses and so if today I stop giving excuses for whatever is lacking within my own attainment then to that extent I will be able to look Dharamraj straight in the eyes and take that drishti and I will have dealt with the excuses that I am giving now. At that time no excuses and now is the time I can make myself complete and so when taking help from anyone I need honesty and so the first step is honesty with myself and maybe then I don’t need to take help from anyone else except Baba because if I am honest with myself I put that in front of Baba and He is able to give me a signal and whether it comes straight in my head or through someone or a situation, I will get a signal and as a result of that signal I will be able to deal with it and move forward and so be able to see why I am not experiencing all the attainments that Baba has promised me.
The Confluence Age is the time when I know everything about myself, God, the cycle, karma philosophy from Satyug onwards to the time I go home and today Baba said when you go home everything is quiet. The part is completely merged and the way Baba is describing it is very lovely. Nothing exists at that moment. Everything is just silent and so when is it that I get answers to all my questions? When do I take my full inheritance and know that this is my inheritance from God. This is now the time of the Confluence Age and peace is a very easy one to start with.
You can instantly see if your mind is racing and the racing mind is a mind that is peaceless. If my mind can be quiet and still and calm and yes, focused, and attention where it is needed and understanding where it is needed and churning where it is needed. But a racing mind is very different to the churning mind and so when the mind is racing it is going round on a repetitive track and I am not going to find any answers or solution if that is going on.
So can I make my mind om shanti? That is the first thing. Next is purity and the inheritance that Baba gives me of purity when I the soul am connected only with God. When we speak of purity to people out there they ask what we mean by purity. It is very strange for them. A very simple way is to say, when everything is clean and they nod their heads - that is people interviewing you etc. - it happened a little while ago - and if you say: that state of total cleanliness, they can relate to that. No jealousy, negativity, nothing, just completely clean.
The purity that Baba gives us is more than something clean. Think about clean water and yes it is good that it is clean. You are appreciating it but think about water that actually is nourishing, filled with goodness so it is not just that it is clean but there is something else within it. The water of the Golden Age that is filled with the nourishment of the herbs, the plants, as it is moving along and the state of the soul, purity, and that state in which the soul is sparkling, the soul is filled with goodness that has come from God and so when am I going to experience that and know that this is my inheritance from Baba today? The unlimited property that Baba is giving me and it is not just soul consciousness but happens through being God conscious. Om shanti to make my mind quiet it is not just soul conscious but with the power from God.
The third state. The stage of happiness. What is interrupting my experience of happiness and whatever is missing in my experience of these attainments, the missing factor, whatever it is, it is in me. My pattern of thinking, my sanskars. Let me go deeper and deeper within my own story and be able to see whatever it is that is not quite as it should be and be able to pull it out.
Two days running Baba has spoken a very simple sentence about remembrance and this is why I am also aware that my inheritance, my property from God, is very much dependent on my love for Baba, my remembrance of Baba. In one murli Baba spoke about if you fail then the failure is because of remembrance. And it was in the context of the Silver Age and Baba asking the question: why did Rama fail? What happened? And so it wasn’t a general thing that say, instead of 100 marks you get 80 marks, because Rama is still known as one of the big icons in Bharat. Krishna is No.1 and Rama is No.2 and some would put it the other way round. A huge impact on the lives of people and his life and his activity and yet in Baba’s eyes a failure and Baba said it was due tolack of remembrance. And the subject of remembrance is so easy. I am a soul, I am Shiv Baba’s child and then all the other things that Baba gives us connected with all of that.
So failure - lack of remembrance. So focus on soul consciousness and God consciousness and all the attainments will come. Baba has said the essence of all knowledge is remembrance so however deeply I understand gyan, however much attention I have had on following what Baba teaches me, the essence of all that effort, remembrance and Baba makes it easy for us and in a way Baba has described remembrance as very basic, very easy and yes you can go into all sorts of other details but the experience of connection with God is very simple, very easy and so take the unlimited inheritance from Baba, now Shivbaba,, and also learn all the things I need to learn from Brahma Baba by seeing what steps he has taken.
We will take up the 18 steps from 1st. Each one is powerful and beautiful and again and again the attention towards the One.
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18 Steps of Father Brahma - Special Effort for 18th January 2021
30 December 2020
18 Steps of Father Brahma
(Special effort for 18th January 2021 for Father Brahma’s Day of Remembrance)
To beloved Avyakt Mother, Father, BapDada’s deeply beloved instrument teachers, sisters and brothers, ones who have love for solitude and always remain merged in the depth of One, ones who remain lost in the love of One, ones who remain engaged in the service of world transformation with your pure and powerful vibrations, all brothers and sisters of this land and abroad who are the decoration of the Brahmin clan, please accept Godly love-filled sweet remembrance.
Now, the year 2020 is being wound onto the reel of the drama. This year, the Corona virus has taught everyone a lot. While learning the lesson of “suddenly”, maintaining a constant and stable stage in every situation, everyone has specially practised serving through the mind. The New Year is now coming closer. While invoking the New Year, we will share loving greetings of the New Year with one another with a lot of zeal and enthusiasm. Definitely, you must all also be making plans filled with newness for the New Year. First of all, at the beginning of the year, in the month of January which is the special month of remembrance of our beloved Father Brahma, all of us will create our avyakt stage in this avyakt month. Keeping the aim of becoming complete and perfect, the same as Father Brahma, we want to create a very good atmosphere everywhere. For this, let each one keep silence of the mind and of the mouth and especially experience solitude. Along with this, placing your steps in the footsteps of Father Brahma, be a complete Brahma-chari (one who follows the footsteps of Father Brahma), and in order to give the proof of his loving sustenance, we are sending to all of you 18 steps of Father Brahma, and by placing your steps in his footsteps, we have to become equal to him. These can be read in class every morning and everyone can take such steps and create their elevated stage. In the year 2021, make special effort to become an embodiment of peace and power throughout the year. For this, Madhuban will send every month a letter of remembrance “Patra Pushpa” and Avyakt Signals with which to create an elevated stage.
18th Steps of Father Brahma for 18th January.
1) Will everything of yours and become full of will power.
Father Brahma willed everything of his as his first step. First, he fully willed all his weaknesses and defects and then he willed all his physical and subtle wealth. He never thought about what was going to happen in the future or how it would happen. He willed everything at a stroke (“jatku”) and so received will power. In the same way, you children have to follow the Father.
2) The intention to make others even higher than the self.
Father Brahma made the children even higher than himself, and he made every child go first in every aspect and gave them such regard. He put the lesson of “You first” into practice with his attitude, vision, words and actions. He always kept the mothers and sisters in the front. Follow the Father in the same way and you will then become equal to the Father.
3) Experiencing spirituality in the worldly things.
While doing any work, Father Brahma always maintained his angelic stage. He transformed worldly things into spiritual things. There wasn’t any worldiness visible in his actions or his sanskars. He made his thinking, speaking and doing equal. Follow the Father in the same way. Let every worldly situation be transformed into something spiritual; even in your seeing, hearing and speaking, and thereby, become equal.
4) Loving to everyone and co-operative with everyone.
Father Brahma was loving and co-operative to everyone in every way and in every form. He always remained merged in the love of the one Father. Not a single second or thought was without co-operation. In the same way, all of you children have to be loving to all and give the practical proof of co-operation.
5) Always free from the desire of fruit, ignorant of the knowledge of desire.
Father Brahma did not have any desire for the fruit of any of his actions. Because of always having the awareness of the Father in his every word and action, he didn’t have the slightest desire for any fruit, even in his thoughts. He sustained everyone with an altruistic attitude. Even while having knowledge of the reward of any effort, he didn’t have any attachment to that. In the same way, you children also have to remain beyond the desire of name, respect and honour, be ignorant of the knowledge of desire and then do service. Sustain everyone this way for only then will the moths surrender to the Flame.
6) Qualifications of a constant yogi.
Every thought of Father Brahma was for the service of world benefit. He gave the experience of humility, humbleness and greatness through his every word. In his awareness, on the one hand he was an unlimited master an on the other hand, he was a world server. On the one hand, he had the intoxication of having all rights, and on the other hand, he was respectful to all. He was always a bestower and a bestower of blessings to all souls. Even to a soul who rejected everyone or who defamed others, he gave the feeling of being a benevolent soul. Follow the Father in the same way. While having good wishes on each soul in front of you, be a world benefactor. These are the qualifications of a constantly yogi soul.
7) Free from attachment even in your thoughts and dreams.
While living in the old world, Father Brahma remained free from attachment to any person or possession in his thoughts and even in his dreams. He was always seated on the Trimurti throne, always had awareness of the three aspects of time, he was always aware of the three aspects of time in every action, and he made his every action an elevated action, a pure action. He stayed beyond old sanskars and nature. He always remained seated on the seat of a detached observer. Follow the Father in the same way and become a true Raj Rishi.
8) Keeping balance of maturity and being entertaining.
On Father Brahma’s face, you always saw signs of maturity as well as a smile and Maturity, that is, introversion. The sign of that was that he always remained lost as in the depths of the ocean. One minute his face would show signs of him churning knowledge and the next minute, his face would be smiling and entertaining. We saw both qualities on his face. Let your face be a copy of Father Brahma’s face in the same way. Let Father Brahma be visible through your character and your face. Become a photocopy of Father Brahma in this way.
9) An image that grants visions through the experience of the stage of being lost in love.
In the beginning, people had visions of Father Brahma while they were sitting at home. They all experienced someone personally speaking to them and signalling them. In the same way, this will be experienced at the end through the instrument souls. For this, like Father Brahma, always remain lost in the love of One. This stage of being lost in love will make you into an image that grants visions. Let there not be any type of burden on your intellect. Let your daily schedule be the same as Father Brahma’s for only then will others be able to experience the scenes of the beginning at the end.
10) A master ocean in all virtues.
Father Brahma was a master ocean in all virtues. He experienced the inheritance of all powers in his practical life. Along with this, the elevated and great stage of the soul is: “Completely viceless, complete with all virtues, sixteen celestial degrees complete, follower of the highest code of conduct, completely non- violent.” He put this greatness into his practical life. You children also have to become full of all virtues and all qualities in the same way. While experiencing all powers, become a master ocean of all virtues for only then will you be able to serve as a bestower of blessings and a great donor.
11) Being a true server with the speciality of being an instrument and having humility.
Father Brahma always experienced himself to be an instrument and remained a true server with great humility. He made this his natural nature. The intention of benefitting the world was clearly visible in his every action. All the facilities of happiness and comfort, all his virtues and powers he had attained, he donated all of them for the upliftment of souls and became a great donor. He transformed each one’s defects into virtues, he transformed loss into benefit, he transformed defamation into praise. So, adopt such vision and awareness and become a true server.
12) Number one in both renunciation and fortune.
At the beginning of establishment, Father Brahma became an instrument in the physical form. He received a letter from Alpha (God) and so renounced everything for service. He became number one in his renunciation and also in his fortune. At the end too, in order to uplift the children and make them avyakt, he became a resident of the subtle region. So, while following the Father, both in renunciation and in fortune, make yourself complete and do service and become a resident of the subtle region, the same as Father Brahma.
13) Do the service of spreading elevated vibrations with a powerful mind.
Father Brahma used to stay awake at night and do the service of spreading vibrations. Whoever takes the initiative in this is Arjuna. While doing any service, while making chapattis, while being on guard duty, always stay in the form of powerful remembrance. Serve the world with your mind. A world server doesn’t just do single work, but double work. Let your hands work physically and continue to donate powers with your mind. Serve while being an image of virtues and you will accumulate double.
14) As well as being one who uplifts others, be celibate.
Father Brahma always uplifted others and, together with this, in his life of dying alive, he remained celibate from the beginning to the end. A celibate life means a pure life like that of Brahma. Call it brahmchari (celibate) or Brahma-chari (following the footsteps of Father Brahma), be constant in that from the beginning to the end. Let your purity and cleanliness not be disturbed in any way for only then will you become worthy of worship. This is known as following the Father.
15) Always victorious with the power of transformation.
With the power of transformation, Father Brahma transformed anyone’s words and intentions. He transformed defamation into praise, he transformed insult into praise, disrespect into self-respect, defamation into upliftment, he transformed obstacles of Maya into ways of being absorbed in the Father’s love and was always victorious. Follow the Father in the same way. He wasn’t co-operative just with loving souls. When you make souls in whom there is no hope into souls with great hope, then you can say it is a wonder. This is known as following the Father.
16) Being an embodiment of success by granting a vision of your original form with the mirror of your soul-conscious stage.
With the powerful mirror of his stage of soul consciousness, Father Brahma always gave every soul a glimpse or a vision of their original form in a second. This is known as the stage of a “light and might house”. Just as the Father kept the form of light and might and the Almighty Authority, Father Brahma became the same as Him. In the same way, you children also become complete with all powers, the same as the Father and become embodiments of success. With the jewel on your forehead, give everyone a vision of their original form.
17) Experienced in the reward of the confluence age, merged in love and free from hard work.
The confluence age is the age to be merged in love, it is not the age of hard work. It is the age of meeting. It is the age of the moths merging into the Flame. Children are the crown on the head, the decoration of the home. The children of the Father are the masters. So, always remain experienced in such an elevated stage.
Follow the footsteps in every way – in your thoughts, words, deeds, relationships and connections, continue to place your steps in his footsteps. The reward of the confluence age is to be equal to the Father in your stage and be seated on the heart throne. The stage of perfection is not just for a few moments, it is for life. It is an angelic life, a yogi life. Remain merged in such love and experience a lift that makes you free from hard work.
18) The practice of coming into the subtle (avyakt) from the gross (vyakt).
Though Brahma Baba is subtle, he still comes into the corporeal and carries out some tasks. In the same way, you children have to stay in your avyakt stage and make your physical organs function. Let your drishti, words and thoughts be like those of the Father’s. Just as Father Brahma is the Father of the unlimited, children also have to be the same. To the extent that there is closeness, let there be that much equality. At the end, you children too will become creators of your creation and experience this in a practical way. Just as the Father automatically remembers His form of being a Creator when He sees His creation, you children will also have a similar stage, numberwise.
Special notice for the Day of Remembrance of Father Brahma – 18th January 2021.
1) We are sending from Madhuban, especially for the 18 steps of Father Brahma, which he demonstrated in his practical life. Keeping these in your awareness, all of you should place your steps in Father Brahma’s footsteps and race to make intense effort to become complete and perfect.
2) For the whole month of January, let each one keep the aim to stay in the experience of the double light, angelic stage. While interacting with others and carrying out your activities, as much as possible, pay special attention to being introverted. “Speak less, speak softly and speak sweetly.” Keep this slogan in your awareness, be economical in your thoughts, words and time and increase your account of accumulation. Make effort to remain unshakeable even in upheaval.
3) While seeing or hearing anything, instead of questioning it, put a full stop. Stay beyond the questions “Why? What? How?” and always remain happy. Compare your every thought, word and deed with those of Father Brahma.
4) Especially for the Day of Remembrance, the Murli of beloved BapDada’s sweet teachings which are very deep and entertaining sakar Murli points and also the avyakt elevated versions have been sent to you. On the 18th January, especially listen to this Murli with concentration and put it into practice throughout the day.
5) The 18th January 2021 is a Monday, the day of the memorial of the Father who gives us the nectar to drink, so let this day be celebrated as a “World Peace Day”. Let everyone take leave from their work and, throughout the day, while touring in the subtle region, have special tapasya from amrit vela till the evening. In the evening, let everyone watch and listen with attention the elevated avyakt versions that will be shown on line and experience an avyakt meeting. If any place does not have the internet facilities, they can have a yoga programme.
6) Print articles in magazines etc. and give Brahma Baba’s life story.
7) Have public programmes for the 18th January.
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SisterJayanti, 20th December "Can I focus on Baba’s drishti and take all virtues and powers that I need?"
22 December 2020
The song we have just heard has beautiful lyrics: I have experienced meeting God and had the opportunity of heart to heart conversation with God and experienced the happiness that comes from meeting with God. This applies to everyone here, who has made the effort to come through the rain and dark as we are officially allowed to continue with communal ‘worship’. It is this meeting with God that brings us all together.
Today’s Murli is a powerful one, regarding the authority of Truth. This is not an authority filled with arrogance: in the lokik world even if someone is wearing a basic uniform, they feel a sense of authority. Here, the authority that Brahma Baba demonstrated, and then the Dadis learned and followed in those footsteps, came across with the power of love and humility. Baba has equated authority and greatness with humility.
One particular story about Brahma Baba. The Sakar Murli was always spoken with truth without camouflaging it in any way, and in the early days in Delhi, one individual was asking questions regarding with what authority was this being spoken. He had heard gyan and had understood we were talking about Brahma Baba and Shiv Baba. In those days it was not so easy to understand unless something in the soul was touched. This soul then decided to go to Abu to find out who the personality was that spoke such strong words. He was given permission and Baba met him. After class, he met with Baba and shared how he had realised that when Baba spoke it was with authority but with so much love and he felt it was the truth.
Baba always spoke with a soft, gentle, and loving tone. If there is anything else in the heart, any anger or ego trying to prove that what we are saying is right, then that comes across. We may say ‘I was only telling the truth’…but the tone is what is heard more by the listener. So anger or ego will come across and the person will not be able to accept whatever is being stated. Baba’s attitude, tone, and body language were all with love and there was just the intention to truly just explain what is right and wrong. Whatever anyone wished to take up they then decided for themselves. When truth is filled with the power of love it comes across with much humility and the greatness of that personality comes across too. If I wish to become an instrument to share the truth with others, and definitely this is what Baba wants us to do, it is through the cleansing of the soul. If I want someone to understand what I am saying in the way I mean it, I need to clean out all other motives. Then it is more likely what I speak will be accepted. This applies to simple interaction, in little things when I want to prove that I am right…notice how it comes across!
Today Baba is telling us about the different types of authority He is giving us. Firstly the authority of knowledge. When I first came to Baba this aspect was so incredible. The power and authority of knowledge that came through from the young simple sister who was teaching me, meant whichever way a topic was approached she was able to provide the answers. This power of knowledge was the first authority that I studied. The next authority was the authority of experience. It is wonderful having the knowledge of the soul and all the questions regarding spirituality get answered in the first lesson. But then our own experimentation with soul consciousness becomes such a powerful experience that we then know this is the Truth. At first, there is a sense of wonder at all our questions being answered and then we experiment and the power of our own experience gives us that authority when we know what is being taught is real. If we had experimented and nothing had happened how long would we have carried on following the path. But Baba tells us and we experiment and there is such an amazing feeling we want more and continue.
Step one, the authority of knowledge; step two, the authority of experience. Then on the basis of understanding and experience, we can say Yes, this is the Truth. Step three is the authority of truth that we experience and carry with us and we can be instruments to share this. Whilst there is the beauty of knowledge and answers, others can easily say that we believe it because we have been told it. But when we experiment with it another cannot question as ‘I know because this is my experience’. This is why Baba often says the authority of experience is the highest authority.
Let us experiment with everything we hear, from the basic concepts of soul and God to more experiments with practising the virtues and powers that Baba tells us about. He has told us about contentment, purity, and all so many virtues. Am I experimenting with each one of these? Then not only will I absorb this all within the self, I will experience as I experiment. As this happens not only will it be visible and others will see the transformation; it will bring inner contentment and satisfaction. I am then filling myself with the treasures that Baba offers at the Confluence Age. Not only is there not another opportunity in the Kalpa to understand everything that God is teaching, now is the time to fill the self with all attainments from God. Can I truly say: Yes, I am filling myself with all the virtues God is offering me. What is stopping me? Not anyone else. My laziness, not physical, but the reluctance of the intellect to give this detailed attention so I am focused on something deep within and not anything external. When we have to do something practical and physical it is easy and we get on with it, but if it needs a bit more thought and concentration we procrastinate. When something requires the focus of our intellect we have to really gear ourselves up to do it. Yet with Baba’s virtues and powers, it is an experiment that is ongoing and can happen with whatever else I need to do. I don’t have to wait until I am free. Rather than allowing my intellect to go here and there, as I move along in day to day life I can experiment with my intellect. It needs this sort of alertness and interest. Dadi would talk about her ‘hobby’ in English was to understand deeply what Baba means and then to apply what Baba is saying in life. Ask yourself: What is it that engages my interest?
When I was 14 or 15 years old, I would always have a book, a novel, and I would polish off one a night: three to four hours was all it would take. That was my hobby. But today can I say my hobby is to go into the depth of the knowledge that Baba is giving me and experiment with this and apply it in life. Much more interesting than reading a novel! We discover many things about the self that we really had no idea about. Even today some have been in gyan 10, 20, 30 or 40 years and it is still a question: How well do we know ourselves? And: Do I see myself in the way that Baba sees me?
There are some fortunate souls here who have had personal meetings with Bapdada yet 99% have been in the large gatherings meeting Baba in Madhuban. We were lucky from abroad as we were seated near the front. When I was watching the transmission yesterday I noticed how stunning it was in that hall with a gathering of 25,000. We were always given seats with at most 1,000 in front of me, yet if I looked behind me I would see 24,000 behind me. When Baba gave drishti we could feel Baba reaching the soul. Today, whether we sit in front of Baba with our thoughts or on a physical level in Baba’s room we can feel His love reaching us, touching the soul. Here is Baba offering us the opportunity to take all the treasures. Can I focus and concentrate on Baba’s drishti and take everything I need? Can I make it not just an understanding and theory but an experience and carry the authority of that experience through my dharna…whether purity, honesty, humility, responsibility…the list of virtues goes on. Also with the powers. Baba said recently that if we have experimented with all the powers then, as a result, that power will be available to us whenever we need. There then won’t be any ‘I should have, or shouldn’t have’. Experiencing the powers we will instead capture the awareness and power at the moment of need.
Baba has asked the question in today’s Murli, that people are saying all of this is good, but when will they say it is the truth? This was 1987! Many people by then had heard about the Brahma Kumaris and a lot of information had got around. Especially in Bharat people were saying whatever these people are saying is good (even if it did challenge the scriptures!), but they didn’t actually say that this must be the truth, which is a very different step. Reflecting on this, we can tell people this is God’s knowledge and I know it is the truth but what is it that will help another individual accept. Yes it can be their part in drama too. There were many times when many were carried away by Dadi’s presence and power but it didn’t mean they carried the feeling that this is the truth, yet they carried away something. So it is partly what is the recorded within the soul. But to move from ‘this is good’ people need to see what is demonstrated in our lives. The authority of our experience needs to be visible. If I have experienced God’s love, my heart is big and generous and I am able to be an instrument to allow that love to flow and reach another. If not why not? It means I haven’t sufficiently experienced that it makes a difference in my state of being and transformation. Then I will need to do more about that. Baba says first a soul comes into contact, then we need to keep that soul coming closer so they develop a relationship with God and through their own relationship and experience, they then become an instrument to share with others also.
For the self, there is understanding and experiencing knowledge then the reality of the dharna follows and I can say, yes this is the truth. Truth on its own is very strong; it requires humility and a lot of love and these will make the difference so that people accept.
One story at the Parliament of Religions in Barcelona in early 2000’s, was involving a guru who interviewed Dadi for what was scheduled for a half hour, but ended up an hour and a half! In which Dad shared the full 7-day course! I was translating for Dadi and I had to be so detached as I wondered whether the soul was understanding as he was not indicating, although he continued to ask and Dadi continued to answer. After, I asked him if he understood what Dadi shared, he replied: ‘no, but I could feel this was Dadi’s truth and I know there will be people who want to hear it’. This was such a lesson for me to stay detached during translation and not to edit what Dadi was saying…thinking someone wouldn’t understand, but trust it is right for this particular scene in Drama. Being the instrument to share The Truth is not just repeating words. If I have experienced it and on this basis, I share what I have understood then the feeling of the space I am coming from will reach another.
Two more aspects Baba talked about today: How truth and fearlessness go together. The Sikhs refer to God as the One who is free from fear and animosity. We can see the connection between these and the truth. When there is animosity in my heart I am far from truth and it will bring fear. Falsehood is not part of the original state of the soul. As I am able to clean these things then there will be no fear and the truth of the soul is going to shine. Look deep down inside and see what is going on in terms of feelings. It is a world with huge fear and animosity and this is why there is fear. To be able to clean all of that out and come back to pure love - the truth of the soul - will make me fearless, strong, and safe. Truth will then protect me. Baba also mentions the happiness that emerges with truth. When there is confusion there won’t be truth. My happiness doesn’t depend on anyone else; it just depends on my inner state of being, when I have removed everything else. There is the expression Sat, Chit, Anand: The Truth, The Living Being, and The Embodiment of Bliss (that state where there is no opposite, no contrast, the final state). Can I maintain a state of happiness, instead of fluctuating from sorrow to joy, pleasure to pain? Can I move in the direction of the state of bliss that no one else can touch or take away from me? Today’s Murli is one of those absolute classics and very powerful.
Have a beautiful experience over Christmas experiencing the solitude with Baba instead of the parties and big gatherings this year!
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Sister Jayanti (London), 6th December – Compassion, kindness, and love...
13 December 2020
Sister Jayanti – 6th December 2020 – from London
Compassion, kindness and love ...
Baba tells us not to look at what others are doing and don’t think about this is their part. I cannot change their part. So, we need to keep respect and good wishes for them; they are deity souls. There were 60 kumaris staying together in Kunj Bhavan in Karachi. Can you imagine 60 young kumaris staying together? Even for 5 sisters to stay together is quite an achievement but Baba was able to take care of 60 sisters. After that, he was able to hold the group of 350 people together with harmony. It’s amazing. So how was this possible? If there was any lack of harmony at any point Mama used to ask if the person was thinking negatively about the deity soul they had worshipped in bhakti. So, if I see a soul in their original state at the start of the cycle then would my relationship with them be like? If that is what I do through the day then when I sit in amrit vela or at any other time to send thoughts to the world then my thoughts will be very powerful. However, if I have had other types of thoughts – why, how, etc. – then I am not building up that stage of power to be able to service the world in the way Baba is asking me to.
Baba has told us to be knowledgeful in our words. Am I repeating ‘third party’ stuff to others? Am I listening to things about others and talking about them myself? If so, I will behave like that with that person. Baba asks us if we see others with thoughts of their past behaviour. According to how we see them we will behave with them in that way and it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy – well I knew they would speak like that or I knew they would behave like this… Well, I myself created that vibration so of course, that happened. So, what I need to do is to go back into myself and see if my thoughts are based on truth, or is my imagination taking over, or am I being influenced by what others are saying? I may not know the story of someone with another or what sort of history they have together but I don’t need to know that. I just need to know that I must base my thoughts on the truth that Baba speaks; what is Baba asking of me and can I go back to that? So, I need to base my words on knowledge. Dadi Janki was always Gyan first; she would speak Gyan for 20 minutes and then speak business for 5 minutes. With Gyan, the intellect was kept clean and then the business only took five minutes. She gave very clear guidance and answers. Dadi Prakashmani would use silence, she would hear your story and then give the answer using the power of silence. Both of them were able to deal with business matters very quickly. Dadi Gulzar? Total silence and then maybe two or three words at the end – just the direction you need to go in. So, all three used knowledge through the power of silence. Then whatever is said is going to be the right thing at the right moment, in the right way with the right tone. Sometimes what we say is right but it’s not in the right tone – it may not be respectful. So first I need to go within and then say whatever I need to with respect. So, check; is it imagination, is it influence, or is it true?
Then Baba spoke about actions; are my actions expressing the love that Baba wants me to feel and share? Powerful, knowledgeful, loveful. In terms of actions, how do I express love? To be able to express kindness; to have care and concern for another. To be able to put myself in their shoes and ask; what do I need to do here? So, kindness and compassion – these are the expressions of being loveful. To what extent am I self-centered and concerned about my own comfort? Or am I truly concerned about serving others with love, kindness, and compassion? Am I willing to give up my comfort and time to serve another? Whatever was the need, Dadiji and Dadi Janki would not look at the time but would just give and give and give… They would not think of their own physical needs but would meet whoever would come. This is kindness. This is love. This is compassion.
Today Baba is asking us if we have anyone we remember before Baba. If we remember someone other than Baba first and they are my number one then how can I expect to be Baba’s number one? So, check; is Baba number one for me? The one I connect with at all times… Or do others come in the way? Even if it is circumstances that get in between me and Baba then how will the circumstances change. If I remember Baba first then the circumstances will change and amazing things can happen. So, check the line of your remembrance. Is it straight and clear or is it crooked or even broken? Then the second thing is purity; purity is not just celibacy. Bramacharaya: following in the footsteps of Brahma. This is not just celibacy… Following in the footsteps of my teacher… We know Brahma Baba’s life story. Did you know the original building which existed when they got Pandav Bhavan was stables? Baba lived there and Mama lived there. It was bitterly cold. Baba stayed in the old building even when History Hall and other buildings had been constructed. The walls were very thin but Baba said that the new buildings were for the children. Baba was in his 80’s by then… He did not accept anything for himself. He would always say that Shiv Baba was telling us everything. He was drawing everyone’s attention away from himself – the chariot – to the One. Even Shiv Baba said yesterday that He doesn’t do anything but it is His part in drama. Of course, most human beings want recognition when they do something. They want thanks and respect. So, am I following in the footsteps of Brahma the father and the teacher? So purity to that extent…
The third subject is service. Baba used the word altruistic – no concern for return. No intention of doing something for any type of return – for what I can receive… To know that the opportunity came because of Baba. The gifts that I have been blessed with in order to do that service are because of Baba. To be able to share whatever I have, skills, talents, experience… whatever. It’s a gift I have so can I use it to serve others without any expectation whatsoever. We know there will be the return… there will be happiness today because I have done what needed to be done but I also know that the destiny of that was fixed in the drama and there will be a return. So, what gets in the way of being altruistic?
My desires create all sorts of intentions that are not clean. Baba spoke of that state of absolute cleanliness but our desires get in the way of that and that is when things become unclear and unclean. So, what will be the outcome of that service? Where do obstacles come in service? The game of sanskaras. If because of sanskaras I say that I will escape into solitude and just do meditation then ok but what happens to my destiny? Baba once gave a message which said that when we are playing a game sometimes the bat hits the ball but sometimes the ball hits your ankles. However, you don’t’ stop playing the game because the ball hits you. If the ball hits your ankles and you keep playing it reveals how resilient you are. In the same way, don’t worry in service when the ball hits your legs. Just keep on playing… work together…
Today Baba has told us to make our stage like Shiv Baba’s but our life like Brahma Baba’s. This is a very powerful homework for all of us…
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Sister Jayanti –30th November – Question and Answer
6 December 2020
Q: Recently Baba said that we have to salvage those who are now in the depths of hell. We need to have mercy. So how do we cultivate that feeling of mercy so that it becomes natural and we are able to maintain that level of service during the day while performing our duties?
A: When I think about how much mercy Baba and the Dadis have had for me in which they have really forgotten my mistakes and they have given me whatever instructions I needed and helped me move forward, I think now surely it’s my turn to have the same attitude of mercy for others.
In the Brahmin family irritations get in the way of our interactions with each other and Baba’s murli reminds us that there is a lot of suffering in the world which we are not always aware of and there is something we can do about it. We don’t have to be helpless. We know that vibrations work. We have had stories in the last few weeks about how vibrations reached someone - good wishes helped them. There is that feeling of mercy. Baba asked us not long ago to dedicate a few minutes of our time in yoga to people we don’t know across the world. People I know I am having mercy for but I can do that for those I don’t know.
There was a lovely suggestion just last week that instead of 2 minutes for Traffic Control can we increase that time of Traffic Control and that would then mean that some of the time I am stabilising myself and some of the times I am serving the world. I haven’t increased my Traffic Control time but that is a possibility.
Q: You mentioned good wishes. Baba said let there be no disagreements with each other during service. So if you pay attention to this but then bad feelings are still created, what stops the good wishes that are being created from working and in the BK context, do we think that the other bk is going through their stuff? How do we finish being affected by the behaviour that happens in our interactions and how to make good wishes work?
A: If I am getting tired of sending good wishes and say that it is not working let me turn the spotlight here and ask myself if I have been able to make all the changes I have wanted to do for myself and if I haven’t had enough yoga power to become satopradhan yet and I haven’t and none of us have, and it is going to take me time and everyone else time and so my good wishes are really to keep my heart very clean and then it is their effort and their connection with Baba that is going to help them change. I can’t make them change. So can I open up my heart and be generous hearted enough to accept them as they are without expecting them to change. I can give them good wishes and that is important but it is for me rather than for them because if I am carrying any other feelings in my heart I will feel heavy and I will not be able to feel that closeness with Baba and love from Baba and so it is an interference for me if I have bad wishes or not good feelings, so it is important for me to have good wishes in my heart for my sake and yes I am sending those good wishes out but I cannot expect someone else to change until the point when I have had enough yoga power to change myself.
Q: I remember someone sharing a story about Dadi Janki and they said there was one particular soul there were many complaints about at one centre and for 15 years Dadi just had good wishes and a very powerful vision for that individual and eventually that soul after all that positive energy, changed, and so is there anyone you have had good vision for for many years and there was a positive outcome?.
A: I am thinking of Rajniben and my father, Murli Dada. She came into gyan in1976 and he came into gyan in 1980. For 23 years she had nothing but good wishes for that soul for that whole period and she was helped because Dadi Janki had a lot of good wishes for that soul also but at some point I would have thought he is never going to change. He is the way he is and that is ok because he was always very co-operative but to actually to become a brahmin? For the first few years I found it difficult to believe. I would have a few conversations with him and then I would be convinced. So yes it does work.
Q Where do you see the family at present in regard to being merciful in general with each other during the month of seva for the world?
A: I think we all have that quality of mercy but for the majority we forget that from time to time because we get irritated and if there is even a little irritation or if my ego gets in the way and I think: “But I am right, why don’t they understand” this leads to irritation but also it is the ego that is coming in and so the more I deal with my ego on all the subtle levels and I get rid of it to that extent, I am going to be able to have real compassion for others.
Q: There was a beautiful murli during the week where Baba said: “past is past and don’t look back. Why are you looking back? You have left the shore”. We react to each other’s sanskars and this is like looking back and there are many examples. You did say ego, and it is definitely there, but I feel there is still a lot of fear around our own sanskars and the sanskars of others and so what subtle efforts do we need to make to stop the fear of our reactions. Sometimes we have fear of how we are going to respond in certain situations?
A: I think there are a few separate questions. One is fear of our own sanskars and the other is looking back.
We have got into so many different habits that we don’t always realise that looking back is one of our habits and I think that if I really want to get rid of this habit I have to learn to put a full stop and really train my mind not to look back and to go there but to say it is finished, it is done, can I move on and I think that because paying attention to soul consciousness is subtle and we don’t give it enough attention, so that slips away and as I have often said, if you really were to every hour on the hour write for yourself to what extent you have been able to be soul conscious, I think it would be a surprise because we are not very soul conscious and this is why Baba has to tell us 10 times in the murli, every day and we are still not soul conscious. So I think that body consciousness and that habit of looking to the past. If I am not soul conscious how can I be aware of giving attention to the quality of my thinking and so my thoughts go back to the past and before I know it, the whole history has emerged. If I could catch it before it runs, then I can change it, but I don’t catch it.
Then the other thinkg - we are afraid of our own sanskars and reactions and I think that is also because we have not spent enough time in being able to clean our sanskars. One is through tapasya and the other is to manage my sanskars where I am not allowing reactions to happen and so if I am checking before I speak or even think before I think; If I can check the quality of my thoughts before I react, I think I could start changing my reactions - managing my sanskars, and then at least I am not adding more karma on to myself. Otherwise it is not just settling but settling and adding, and that is why it is taking so long. If we were all just settling and moving forward we would all be karmateet very quickly but we are settling but also reacting also reacting so the reactions are adding up all the time. So I have to stop reacting so it is not then more addition. Then I can start working and finishing.
Q: You shared about increasing our practise of soul consciousness. Maybe to go back to basics - What is it we do then because when you are in meditation you can have the experience of being bodiless in that sense. But when you are engaged like right now, how many of us are really soul conscious right now in this moment? So to break it down step by step - How do we make it natural? So that we are all sitting here having a conversation, listening, how do we become aware of the dot and not this person is here and that one there?
A: It is practise. Because we are talking about it, it is much easier of course but it is a feeling, a subtle consciousness that I am here and that I am operating from there rather than here because very often we are just listening and then reacting or seeing and reacting. Can I be here and just let that do the work? That subtle feeling that I am here is a very different stage to sitting in yoga and being detached from the body. I think it is this that is missing. When we sit for yoga we become aware of the steps we need to take and what we need to do. We know that feeling that we are now soul conscious and detached from the body and can connect with Baba.
I remember being very struck that Baba said if you want to pass with honour just be soul conscious and I thought to myself this is easy. It sounds easy and in a way it is easy but we don’t manage to do it and it makes total sense that the difference between Iron Age and Golden Age is that the deities are totally soul conscious and that is the effort we have to make today.
Q: In the slogan yesterday Baba said surrender even your thoughts and all your weaknesses will automatically go away. Can you explain a bit more and also how do we surrender our thoughts? And someone has asked: If I always say” haji” to Baba can I say I am surrendered to Baba?
A: If truly I am saying “haji” to Baba all the time that means my mind is also surrendered to Baba and haji to Baba with my mind means that my mind is connected with Baba because that is the whole story of King Janak and I think most people on webcast know this story but the crux of the story is that this crippled man said to the king: I can teach you how to have jeevanmukti. To be here and fulfil your responsibilites and still be liberated and he said he would do whatever the crippled man told him to do because this is really what he wanted. He was taken to the courtyard by the crippled person who says to the king: now I want you to go to the furthest point in your kingdom. And so, as was his habit, the king pulled his horse across and was about to get on it and ride off. The crippled man stops him and said: you surrendered everything you had so how can you take hold of this horse without my permission. And that was the point. That if I have surrendered everything to Baba it is first with my mind that I have to surrender and I can’t use my mind without Baba’s permission and can I do that? That is surrender. To use my mind in the way that Baba wants me to use it.
Yesterday Baba said: Surrender your mind to Baba. That is it. What other weaknesses do I have? My ego, my anger. Everything gets dealt with in this. Baba is putting it in a simple way but it is not easy to achieve, and this the reality. This is what Baba is asking of me. Just surrender my thoughts, surrender my mind and if my thoughts are obedient to Baba then what is the quality of my thinking. It is exactly as Baba wants it to be. I am constantly spinning the cycle, I am constantly in the stage of swardarshanchakradhari awareness, of the third eye open and aware of being the master of the three worlds. It is the way Baba wants it to be. So where are the weaknesses? They don’t exist.
Q: Someone asked: How can we detach our mind and intellect from service in such a way that it doesn’t come into our thinking and influence our relationships or dreams? The result is that we keep thinking of service even in yoga and then our connection with Baba is compromised. It is good to think of service if I am planning something but why do we over think, almost. What is happening there?
A: We are so used to thinking about everything we need to do, and overthinking about it. It carries on in BK life when we come to Baba and then it comes into our yoga and that is when we realise that it has taken over because when we want to have yoga instead of being able to take what I need from Baba and then my mind is able to actually serve through vibrations if my yoga is of that quality that I am simply receiving from Baba and the next step sending out those vibrations everywhere then service and yoga are not separate but it is service happening with the power of yoga. Those vibrations reaching out and to get to that stage I have to learn to be detached from everything.
I have a service project and it is for Baba and if I am keeping Baba in mind then that service project is going to be that much more powerful and effective but if as my habit was before and I am just thinking about it all the time it is not going to be as successful as it would be able to be otherwise. I think we don’t put a compartment to service and so it is there buzzing around and what should be buzzing around in my head is gyan rather than service.
We talk about waste thoughts and people think service is service - it is good, it is not waste, but if I need to focus on service let me first keep my mind very clean and clear and then let me give my attention to whatever is service and within that space of time get things sorted out and then full stop. And then again let me connect with Baba and do whatever I need to do next, but service takes over everything and then there is no time left to think about gyan and this is a complaint that everyone has. I don’t have time to churn. But we had an amazing example with Dadi. She was just churning gyan all the time and the service would appear in front of her and she would do the service because she had the creativity of gyan. Whatever she was doing you would ask her the same question and she would have a different answer each time and it wasn’t that one answer was right and one answer was wrong it was that she was looking at it from so many different perspectives.
There is an expression that comes up in the avyakt murlis and it is something like: have a plain intellect and then make your plans. A clean sheet, and then it is just Baba rather than populated with service and people. Service is so much in the context of other people rather than just me alone that when I start thinking about service inevitably I will start thinking about people and you can see how my mind gets so far away from Baba in yoga and it is probably got caught up with people and thinking about their sanskars and how my relationship with them can work out and Baba is left behind somewhere very far away and I have really got caught up with humans again. We don’t realise that the power for service is going to come only if I have that connection with Baba absolutely clean and clear and if I don’t this is where service becomes a mess and complicated with people and sanskars and clashes and all of that. But if there is real yoga - no clash. Never mind even good wishes for anyone else but simply the power of yoga means I will have the capacity to adjust rather than expecting them to adjust with me. I will have the power to be able to adjust.
Q: Question from a new student about family life: how do we balance family life with purity especially if the husband is not in Baba’s knowledge and does not understand the need for celibacy? What are the qualities that we need to develop in us and what sort of yoga do we need to have with Baba that will help in this situation?
A: Family life. Rajniben was 25 years old when she came to Baba and my father had been away from India for a few years and he came back and she was a Brahmin and because of love and respect for each other he accepted that there should be celibacy; so I have seen it happen. Probably one of the reasons that he decided to bring the family to London was that the nearest centre would be 5,000 miles away. So the only sustenance she had was murli and her yoga and of course Baba’s love carried her through whatever were the challenges.
What I have found is that if there isn’t love and respect in a relationship then it goes through rocks when it comes to the subject of purity but if there is a strong foundation of love and respect there isn’t a problem and usually it is also possible to say can we try it for a few months and see how that works.
In other families that I have seen in all these years it is still the same, where there is love and respect it carries on and usually if a relationship breaks down it is not because of celibacy but because there hasn’t been that solid foundation of that respect and love.
So my answer to this person is that Baba is not saying don’t have love but if there is yoga then that yoga power will help the person themselves but also it will create the right atmosphere at home that can give support to this. Amrit vela is very, very important. It was her attention on amrit vela that gave her that power.
Q: A few questions about religious soul: Why is Judaism never mentioned in the murlis? Baba says all the religious souls, Jesus, Abraham and Buddha will come and know God so does it mean that they will come in heaven? I am asking this because Baba says that any soul that recognises me comes to heaven. So will you clarify this?
A: My understanding from Baba’s murli is that these souls will come to Baba and recognise God and the role of Brahma Baba and they will have that love and respect for Brahma Baba and for what he has done but they don’t want to come to heaven. They want to be able to take that power from God and then their own calling will be to share their particular message with people from that branch of the Tree. It is not only that drama is fixed by itself. It is very connected with what is in my heart and so it is the seed and the tree and which comes first but it is connected. If my deep desire is to come to heaven then my recognition of Baba will bring me to heaven but where I think more important than heaven is a place of peace, a place of silence and also just to share that message of God and that God is love - Christ’s message - I think this is what will then determine their role.
No one plays a role without having that calling and that connection with what is in the soul itself. Baba had a vision of Vishnu, Narayan. It was his calling. This is what I want to be and when we see a picture of Narayan and we say ok - interesting. But we don’t feel the connection from the heart with that image it is very unlikely that I will be Narayan but if there are other things of satyug that I love then it is a sign that that soul is of that particular era and every soul is connected with Baba to a certain extent, but I feel these souls are connected with God very deeply and they take a lot of power from God and they then are able to come with that power of purity to establish their own religion.
Q: When they meet God before they go back, in that way, would they realise that they are the Christ soul, that they are the seed of that religion?
A: I don’t think they would see it in that way. I think they would feel a very powerful love for God and know that this is the relationship they had been seeking because through their bhakti they would also have been seeking that relationship.
Yesterday was Guru Nanak’s birthday and that soul had so much love for God. And 550 years is a short time ago compared to other traditions. This soul had such deep love for God and he gave such a clear message of the introduction of God and because that message was more recent it didn’t get corrupted. By then the printing press was there and so the message has remained quite clear and so I am sure that that soul coming to Baba would feel that sense of fulfilment that this is who I have been searching for for so many years and that connection would be of deep love but not this is who I am going to be.
Q: Would the meeting have that happened already?
A: Certainly for the Christ soul I feel that one has met Baba and I haven’t thought about the others so deeply. Everyone has been looking out for the Christ soul and I don t think we can say who it is. The only guarantee we have is Baba and Mama. We don’t even know who the second Lakshmi and Narayan are for sure and so we don’t know for any other soul what their role in the drama is.
I am sure that that soul will have had that opportunity to meet Baba in the sakar. Avyakt Bapdada at least maybe not sakar.
The Judaism story, Maureen and I were with Dadi Gulzar in Israel and it is always a sticky issue for Jews when they come to Baba: how come Baba doesn’t mention us, and so we knew that this question was going to come up and we had a long wait at the airport and so we asked Dadi Gulzar that question and it was very difficult for Dadi. She knows the Hindi word for Jew and we hoped that either from her memory of times with sakar Baba or a question to Avyakt Bapdada maybe in the subtle region and my hope was that if she couldn’t answer us she could carry the question to Baba and bring back an answer and it didn’t happen and so that question never got sorted out there.
A few days ago this question was put to me. I don’t think that Dada Lekraj grew up with the awareness of Judaism because I don’t think there were any Jews at that time in Sindh. There were Jews in Calcutta and Bombay and Dada Lekraj was in both places.
But I began to think of how in the sakar murli you have Shiv Baba and Shiv Baba giving very clear information about who is God, what He does, how He comes what He comes to do and it is very direct language. “I” is said, it is not in the third person. Two days ago in the murli there is a whole passage of “I “and it is God speaking to us very directly and then there are other things Baba talks about the cycle and the soul and also that information was information that Brahma Baba had. Baba says: I tell him the story of his 84 births. He didn’t know it. The murl is Shiv Baba and also Brahma Baba. Brahma Baba shares a lot of his experience and in many cases he is saying that this was my experience, especially of going to temples, going to Amaranath and things but there are a lot of other things too which are very much to do the Hindu culture and again I think that this is more Brahma Baba rather than Shiv Baba. I don’t think it is very useful to go through the murli and say line by line this is Brahma Baba and this is Shiv Baba. It would jumble your head and not so useful but I do think it is Bapdada speaking the murli and sometimes Baba says in the murli do you think it is only Shiv Baba speaking? This one has also studied so much and knows so much. You can give gyan can Brahma Baba not also give gyan?
So we know they are together. That picture of the tree came through trance but I don’t think that the detail for the writing would have come through trance which is why in the murli Baba is correcting the picture, telling us what to write on the picture. So here is Brahma Baba churning and reflecting and then sharing and so that picture of the tree definitely didn’t come from Brahma baba’s head it came from Shiv Baba but I think some of that detail would have come maybe from Brahma Baba and so I think this is where instead of Judaism there is Abraham and then of course Abraham is the founder of all three not just one but the word Islam is then put there after Christ and the next branch is Mohamed and the muslims and so you can see there is something missing there and this is why I say, and I don’t think this is blasphemy, but it it’s the way in which it begins to make sense to me.
Q: The qualities of the soul are peace, love, happiness and purity. Also, peace is the religion of the soul. Baba says we get an inheritance of peace and happiness from the Father. Is it that the treasure of peace in the soul gets drained and so it is the inheritance of peace that fills the soul again. It is our religion so why does it need to be?
A: It is both things, the qualities of the soul, peace, love, truth, purity and joy, the 5 qualities are there in the soul but at the end of kalyug everything has been so merged with everything else that we don’t have a moment of peace and certainly there is no truth and we are seeing it more and more in the world outside.
Everyone is so aware of fake news. We hear or see something and ask if it is for real and someone has to check to see whether it is or not and for the soul itself it is so difficult to know where is truth, what is truth so it is my connection with Baba that allows that cleansing to happen in which peace, love, truth, joy and purity again become natural for me.
Where did it come from? It came from God but it also triggered what was there in the soul but if it had not have come to me from God it would still have been buried under a heap of other stuff. Yes my inheritance from Baba is there but it needs God’s love to trigger it and emerge it again.
Connected with that, one time Waddy was walking with Dadi Janki in oxford. Waddy is not a Hindi speaker and Dadi understands quite a lot of English and speaks some English but they would have profound conversations and after this particular conversation Waddy came back to share what had happened.
She had said to Dadi: you came to Baba with a lot of good qualities already there because she knew of Dadi’s compassion and love for people and from childhood Dadi had been doing service in one form or another and also her love for God.
Dadi said that it wasn’t her quality, it was from Baba. Waddy said: but you had these qualities already and this is why Baba found you and made you belong to Him. Dadi said no and explained that the things that she had taken from Baba last kalpa were so powerful that they stayed with her through the whole cycle and were still there at the end of the cycle and so she could still say it was not her qualities, it was from Baba.
So it is the original state of the soul in the Confluence Age and Baba comes and give us everything. Have you taken such a stock of happiness from Baba that it is going to stay with you through the whole cycle and if not you going to come on later on in the cycle. So that answer from Dadi on one level it is her humility which is coming from the fact that she has recognised that on my own I would not be able to have this but it had come from Baba and stayed right to the end of the kalpa.
A long time ago I asked Dadi: how do you know that this is a deity soul. Are there certain qualities by the end of kalyug where a soul comes and you can say that this is probably a deity soul because how many souls have purity at the end of the Iron Age. Even Brahmin souls; so it is something you develop. She said compassion. When the soul has compassion now even before knowing Baba then you know that this is the sign of a deity soul and this has always stayed with me.
Q: In a recent avyakt murli Baba spoke of the last effort and He said each one of us has a sanskar of body consciousness which is getting in the way - referred to as nature. One of those vices is predominant in us. How can we begin to identify that one sanskar and all its traces so that we can be commited to imbibe Baba’s sanskars and help the family too? Is it that some have more anger than others and others have more ego? Is this how it works?
A: Usually there is one particular aspect that I need to be dealing with and if I pay attention to that because I have been able to manage most of the other things but there is something there still and I need to be able to identify it and Baba’s point is always be so soul conscious so that you can truly be a detached observer for yourself. You know this expression detached observer; so detached but observer of myself so that I can see what it is that is a block that is not allowing me to move forward to take what I need from Baba and to be able to settle everything from the past and I think that state of detachment and in detachment being able to observe myself and I will be able to find what that is.
That in itself is such a big thing. In what way am I still not fully detached from this identity because the detachment is firstly just this and so why is it that I am not soul conscious enough, detached enough to be able to see? Again it gives you an idea that although we think we are practicing soul consciousness there is just not enough time given to that and then we don’t see our blind spots. It means that I have to practise more and more deep soul consciousness to be so detached that I can observe myself and see what is happening.
Q: That must be the one we are most scared off because it is so deep?
A: I think what I am most scared of is seeing something that I see recurring in me because I try to deal with it and it keeps coming back and the roots must be so deep, and that is the fear I have that I am trying to deal with it and I am not dealing with it very well and it keeps coming back again and again and I think the fear is that.
The other is such a blind spot that I am not afraid of it because I have not identified it and I need to do that. One is powerful yoga to eradicate what keeps occurring and the other is detachment so I can see.
I think the one that Baba is talking about is a blind spot - something that is just not visible to me. Others are seeing it and it is connected with ego because it is always ego that is invisible.
Q: Next year we will be celebrating 50 years of service in the UK. Golden Jubilee. There is so much expansion and growth that has happened in those years and so what would you like to see happen in say the next 3 years. Today Baba spoke of the power of unity in relationships and so is this part of your vision that we will become one family?
A: I think that is the vision. I think it is difficult to know about 3 years’ time because even one year is not so easy at the moment. People ask if there will be a Madhuban season and I don’t know and I don’t think anyone else knows either. You can guess but no one really knows.
To have love and harmony in the family is the vision and I see that that is how Baba will be revealed because people will see the love of the family and they are going to say it must be God’s work because you don’t find a combination of all cultures and all races in many places. You go to a church and you find a certain group of people, you go to a temple, a mosque, and you find a few but you won’t see a real mix of people anywhere except in Baba’s home and I think this is very fascinating for people. They wonder how is it happening, how is it working? It is Baba and it is true.
People come to Madhuban and see in Gyan Serovar a combination of everyone - it is stunning, and I think that although it is here and it is not just the division of language or culture but even within the same culture and language it is rubbing off each other and if we all change into sandalwood then every time we rub against each other there will be fragrance. There will not be sparks that fly. So I have to become fragrant sandalwood and you will also have to become the same. Then it is ok if we rub against each other, it will be fine. Yes, that is the transformation and when this family is truly a united family and you can see Satyug here then you know that Satyug is not so far away and Baba’s revelation will have happened.