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SisterJayanti. GCH, London 22.11.2020, am. Experience the subtle transformation when we make Baba our child
27 November 2020
Baba is telling us we require courage and effort. Now is the time to make effort for ‘a high jump’. Whatever I haven’t done since coming to Baba, it is time to do. New ones lose hope because they think they don’t have enough time. Old ones lose hope if they have tried and not succeeded. To keep faith and hope alive, we need to keep Baba’s vision in front of us. Baba is speaking to me and telling me: ‘Yes, you can become Satopradhan’.
Let me go beyond the reactions that are still of the rajopradhan stage. Ram and Sita have the symbol of the bow and arrow. Now there are no more external reactions happening but things are continuing to go on inside. Maybe nothing in words nor in actions or karma. In the Sakar Murli Baba would say that if something comes in the mind it is not a karmic burden. However, since the time He became Avyakt, He started to talk about the impact of the mind. Not just in terms of yoga: Of course, if my mind has been roaming around here and there during the day what is the quality of my yoga going to be like when I sit down? Baba also speaks about how thoughts are also creating karma.
People worship Rama to a huge extent and only second to Krishna, in terms of an image of religious attraction in Bharat. Rama however is still shown fighting. The subtle things that Rama is still fighting with is familiarity, irritation, and the attachment that doesn’t know it is attached - in the sense that there is a subtle, or not so subtle, dependency on others. Also, a sense that alone I am not able to do what I would like to do but need someone’s help.
Service is always about cooperation. I remember being in Pune with Dadi and there were 5 kumaris with her there, in the early 1970s. Dadi started to send kumaris to other Maharastra places and two of us were left with her. When asked there is so much to be done and now there are only two of us. Dadi’s response was that there: You will see Baba’s magic. When it is His task, He will never neglect you and will always ensure there is help for His task. And mother’s started to come, which was new in those days. Dadi’s vision of service and people was very broad and she would encourage the mothers to help, and even read the Murli! So whatever the situation I cannot depend or rely on another human being, and if I am depending, then there is some sort of connection of attachment there. Remember how Dadi would travel alone to so many places for all those years. demonstrating no dependency at all.
Am I still battling with all the subtle aspects of the vices? Ego for example. Do I still want to ‘control’ and if things are not going the way I want does it change my stage? Two or three days ago in the Sakar Muri, Baba was asking us to see how far or close I am to satyug and to see what are my sanskars and what am I manifesting. Baba’s Murli’s are the mirrors, both sakar and avyakt.
With the stage of satopradhan we see images of unshakeability and stability. When Dadi Prakashmani got the news that the Russian President was coming to Red Fort, when we were about to hold an event there, Dadi remained quiet and continued to have yoga and determined that all obstacles would be removed and then in the early morning we got the message from Indira Gandhi that we could continue with the programme. Dadi Janki too remained completely determined and stable with big and little things. She was asked to create a model of Madhuban and she did! She would remind us that Baba’s message has to reach out and was never shaken by other’s opinion, although always interested to consult us. But once she had decided something needed to happen she maintained the determination, the smile, and stability. So the satopradhan stage. Think about Lakshmi and Narayan. The way they look. Their face. Shiel Indra Dadi would see in trance this image of Lakshmi and Narayan and she would tell Mama and the artist. So the minute details of that image would be checked according to what Dadi had seen in trance. What do their faces indicate? Purity, love, strength, power, cheerfulness. Look at their faces and see what happens. Try it to see how close or far am I to this satopradhan stage.
There was a blessing recently stating it is time for collective yoga, and have such determination we throw into the fire the sesame seeds and rice of whatever it is we are holding into, to do this at this moment, as it really feels like it is the last part of the last period.
There has been a question coming up in the Hindi Murli class. What is the difference between duty and responsibility? The example that Baba gives is the difference between a nurse and a mother. The nurse will do her duty and then leave, but a mother cannot say, I have done my duty and now I go. It is day and night. Responsibility is a big term. And the responsibility that Baba is talking about is World Transformation and this is big! Baba is saying each one of you is responsible and the way to make this happen is through personal transformation and then it is not a big burden. But it is a powerful reminder that Drama is waiting for Baba’s children to come to the state of perfection before things change on the external level in a big way. It is beginning and we see the signs but the last bits that we are still carrying in the soul, the defects and weaknesses, we need to put in the fire right now.
When we take responsibility in Baba’s task, then whatever is going on in Baba’s Home is my responsibility. If it is a duty I will claim it is not my duty and turn my back. But with responsibility, I cannot do this.
Think about how when Baba uses the image of all relationships with God and Baba being the child, He is putting the responsibility on us. This is so we can change, not that He needs us for anything. Because Baba wants me to attain the highest fortune, and opportunity, He asks us to try this as a method for transformation. In all other relationships, we are taking: Parent, Guide, Teacher, Guru, even Beloved…..but the one when I realise I have to do something for Baba and give the return it is in this subtle awareness. It is extremely subtle, as Baba is the Almighty and how could He want anything. But it is the subtle transformation in consciousness when I see in this way that I start giving to Baba. We feel responsible for Baba and His task. If I am not ready for this, Baba can find someone else and that is ok. Accepting this responsibility and changing my consciousness will bring a huge fortune. Duties we do, for 2 or 3 hours and we do our bit and forget. But responsibility we don’t forget, the parent is also aware the child needs them through the night. Yes even if it disturbs your sleep sit in yoga. This is the final period so whatever I can do for myself do it now.
There are many examples of how duty and responsibility are so different. With responsibility we complete the task, but with duty, we will look at the clock, do our bit and be gone.
Once someone said that how come in Brahma Kumaris places I am seeing BK’s are ready to serve with a smile. It is because of this, we are not doing a job, we are serving on behalf of Baba. So can I give this finger of cooperation in whatever it is. This relationship of Baba as Child is a way to keep Him in our consciousness all the time and my focus on just Him, in yoga and whatever we are doing.
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Sister Jayanti. GCH, London, Nov. 7th. Keep the flame of gratitude and appreciation burning at all times.
19 November 2020
Om Shanti and good morning. Today’s Murli is about the power of love and how love transforms. About 10 days ago for 3 days running we took part in a programme called ‘Narratives of Love’ – exploring love in the the Judaic traditions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam and then they also decided to invite BK’s and Sikhs. Buddhism was also there so both west and east traditions were represented. It is interesting as love comes up in all the different traditions.
Although souls across the world don’t know God, Baba is saying that even if someone doesn’t know anything about the Sun, yet the rays of warmth and light make them aware there is the Sun. The power of love is like this... whatever the belief is.
The experience of Altruistic and unselfish love comes from Baba and Baba’s children and people can feel this. From this Seed, and this is Baba and all of us. The first two leaves that emerge are pure feelings and good wishes. When we are experiencing Baba’s love as a result we feel nothing but pure feelings. If I am experiencing good feelings for all then I know I am filled with God’s love. If other feelings are coming in then there is a question whether I am feeling Baba’s love or not. And good wishes… which is more difficult for those I am with or people of the whole world? For people of the world there is no problem but with those we are with sanskars get in the way.
In Oct 1997 Baba mentioned two things that showed Baba to the world at that time. Whether knowing Baba before or not, love makes everyone cooperate. From cooperation they become natural yogis. I have seen this in many cases. Someone is constantly receiving love and as a result they give their cooperation and sooner or later they become yogis. Rajniben took 23 years to make Murli Dada a yogi….and yet his cooperation was there from the beginning. I have firsthand experience of this.
There were two projects that were very successful. Million Minutes of Peace asking people to remember God, in prayer or meditation and for those who didn’t believe in God just good wishes and thoughts for peace in the world.
Then in September 1987 there was the gathering of the important Saddhus – the Maha Mandaleshwahs….’Gods of the Whole universe’. These had come to gether in Madhuban. Even to get one to come is a big deal and yet here a whole gathering came. Many had served to make that situation happen when they were ready to come. A characteristic of Madhuban is that no one is put on a pedestal except Baba. In this case the Dadis decided everyone was to be on the same level. That in itself was remarkable. Normally these souls carry their own kitchen staff with them and usually request a separate kitchen. When the staff came to inspect our kitchen, they were happy with the total cleanliness and were ok to carry on with this. The level of attention that had to be given so that everything could happen in the right way was due to everyone experiencing the atmosphere of love. Baba gives attention to the people cutting the vegetables, keeping the place clean, and not so much those giving lectures. Everyone creating the powerful atmosphere of love was what changed these people and created so much cooperation. It was spectacular.
Baba says that the instruments abroad shake Kumbakharna. When someone is in a deep sleep, they stir, open the eyes a little, but then go back to sleep. This image is not just used in Bharat: in all the UN climate change conferences they talked about how since 1972 the scientists have been alerting us to climate change happening but the giant hasn’t woken up. Certainly at the moment no one is taking action to reverse things. The sleeping giant still has to be roused and woken up out in the world but also in terms of Baba’s gyan. The giant still has to be roused and woken up. Baba has talked about in Bharat the big authority is religion and abroad one of the main authorities is the United Nations. Through this love there is cooperation and who knows maybe yogi’s also.
From the Seed of love then the first two seeds that emerge are good wishes and pure feelings and so is it possible for me through this last phase of Sangamyug is it possible to clean out all other feelings and have nothing but Baba’s love for each and every individual? We often see that something is wrong but even if we see this we mustn’t react and say why and have other feelings about it. Maintain the love and give your cooperation and your support may help them change. It might not happen instantly but what you have done is move forward to your satopradhan stage. If you react you cannot make excuses to Baba that it was due to another. So how far away from our own satopradhan stage are we? To maintain love for all is the manifestation of good feelings.
Baba said recently: do you love Baba and the family. It becomes numberwise but when we maintain good wishes for all will help us progress as then each one will feel our support and this is important. So whatever stage of love I am at with Baba and the family are there ways we can increase the power of love within myself? There are two words that describe the way to have victory:…’preet bhuddi’ and the ‘nishchay bhuddi’…the loving and the faithful intellect that will lead all of us to victory. Is there a way to increase my faith in Baba and then I will be able to increase the quality of love, as they are connected. Think about human relationships: with the child having total faith in their parents. Now is the end of kaliyug and parents don’t always fulfil their responsibility and so there isn’t that faith and trust but until recently there was trust and love both ways. In the initial period it is total and it is only as the child grows older arguments may begin.
When we have understand the initial gyan and through this probably experienced Baba’s love, yet the more I understand and practise His knowledge then the more I see it is working for me and we all have examples and experiences of this. The faith we have makes things happen in our life.
What service has God come to do? To teach most importantly, yet equally He has come to care and look after us. Look back and see how much care Baba has for each one and looked after us and this continues. To that extent our faith and love have grown. Sometimes we don’t remember how much we have learnt from Baba and how much He is taking care for us. Whether we are in Baba’s House, and totally cared for by Baba, or in the lokik house with the intellect surrendered, Baba is looking after us.
If there is a flame we have to keep pouring in the oil to keep the flame bright. Something needs to keep it burning and in the modern sense the battery has to keep charged to keep the light and device functioning. In our case it is awareness and appreciation of how much Baba has done and how much He is doing for me at this moment. This appreciation helps strengthen faith as we remember all the things Baba has done. It is very easy to forget as we get caught up in the mundane. We don’t give ourselves time to reflect on what is important. We tell lokik people to make sure to get their priorities right. Is my priority to see what is going on in my consciousness and what Baba is doing for me? Or am I too caught up in what needs to be done and also the level of when someone has done something or something has happened and my mind is caught up in that space and I am trying to deal with reactions? We can end reactions and continue with tasks we are doing. This will be proof of love and faith in Baba and we will be doing in the right way, not just because we are supposed to do it. The quality of my faith and the way in which I deepen my faith will deepen the experience of love and keep the flame of gratitude and appreciation burning at all times.
Baba has spoken in the Murli recently of what more we need to do to feel deeper and stronger love for Baba and to feel His love more and one aspect is to remove the rust and to what extent am I am able to clean the self. One is the accumulation from the past but the other is if today my thinking is not of the highest calibre, then this is adding more rust. Every reaction and thought that is not according to srimat is accumulating rather than removing rust. Can I be with Baba and make sure no more rust is developing on the soul, but I am dealing with the rust. When there is rust we do not feel the attraction of the Magnet as we are not catching the vibrations and then also we don’t feel close. Can I think of the right things with Baba’s gyan and focus in the mind in the right direction regardless of what we are doing on the external.
Baba said he had to think about many things. Brahma Baba was the architect and also the building supervisor! He supervised everything and trained Chandras Dada. Yet all the responsibility of the Yagya was on his shoulders. Through the years much happened in Madhuban and Baba dealt with all these physical and mundane things. He was not just sitting in an ivory tower saying he would give gyan and meditate...he even checked the kitchen and whether there was enough salt! He thought about everything A-Z yet with his consciousness high and his face always reflected the beauty and shine of God’s love.
So can I do everything and still be in remembrance of Baba? This is possible and what else do we have to do to increase my love for Baba. Through appreciation and also respecting who Baba is and the recognition that it really is God who is on earth. This sounds a stunning statement when we hear it for the first time. But when we hear it every day and it has become diluted for us as it has become normal but if I take a moment to think about it …God has left Paramdhan and come on earth! Today we say He is in the subtle region and He doesn’t come. But we don’t say this as the reality is that God is practically working at the moment, until His task is complete and our transformation is complete. As we experience and experiment with the power of God’s love we will see how easy life becomes and we will experience total transformation and realise that yes, it is Baba who is helping me. We couldn’t have brought about this change on our own.
Think about who is speaking the Murli. Somehow we don’t allow ourselves to be lifted into that higher stage. Just remember the difference in experience of Avyakt Bapdada, sitting in Madhuban in front of us, and receiving His drishti through video. But can I change that for myself and take on that subtle form and make that connection with avyakt Bapdada and have that same experience today as I used to in front of Baba. Just by shifting my consciousness away from the physical dimension and connecting with Bapdada the subtle region and in that love, listen to Baba. To feel close to Brahma Baba we need to change our form the physical form to the shimmering costume that Baba has said is waiting for us in the subtle region. Then we connect with Baba in his avyakt form. I know to connect with Shiv Baba I need to be soul conscious. To meet with Brahma Baba, and have that faith and deep love of Brahma Baba we need to change our attitude and be with him in the subtle region and we will feel in our avyakt form the avyakt meeting.
Many have shared their recent experiences of how the power of good wishes comes through love and really work. The two leaves of pure feelings and good wishes for all manifest quickly with the power of love. Let’s manifest this and make other souls cooperate and possibly yogis. Compassion, kindness, a big heart and generosity is what is needed. As we do we will receive more from Baba and then there will be an abundance of love that continues to be shared. The essence then is only with the power of love can we change.
Three Stages of Purity - Sister Jayanti - 14th October - by Zoom to Australia
29 October 2020
A very interesting murli because Baba is answering questions that many of us have had maybe. I just want to take up a few points from the murli. Firstly I want to take up the concept of sato, rajo, tamo. I think that it is only in Bharat that these stages of purity have been defined so specifically. And the purity refers to everything. Sato can refer to the soul and of course, then there's satopradhan the fullness of that first state of purity, the truth. And then rajo, the middling, the mixed. And so, that also has rajo and rajopradhan the fullness of that middle stage. And then tamo and tamopradhan. And so it can refer to the soul, it can refer to matter, it can refer to food, it can refer to your attitude, it can refer to your drishti. So sato, rajo, tamo, these different levels with such clear definitions. In bhakti and Bharat, they exist but nobody actually connects them with themselves in a practical way. And so, when Baba comes and tells us you're tamopradhan, well we've never heard that. We knew that there's sato, rajo, and tamo, but that I am tamopradhan? It's quite a shock to understand that I'm at that lowest level there, I don't have any purity whatsoever. And yet Baba's saying: it's OK, just realise, and not just realise who you are and what you are today. Realise who you were originally. You were the pure satopradhan soul. And once you realise that and even if for a moment when the mind is quiet and the soul is connected with Baba and Baba gives you a taste of flavour, an experience of that sato and satopradhan stage you say, that’s what I want. A stage which is so clean, so pure, so sweet. That there's only goodness, love, and compassion. and kindness that shines through. Nothing else whatsoever. And so in sangamyug this is what Baba does. From time to time, maybe through Avyakt Baba's drishti for those who had that chance, maybe through Baba's picture, whether in Australia or in Madhuban or maybe through one of the Dadis' drishti. And Australia has been blessed. All the Dadis came to visit Australia. Didi (Manmohini) didn't, she almost came, but she didn't quite make it. But her thoughts of love were always there for you. And of course then when you'd come to Madhuban, Dadi would give a lot of her time and attention to all of you. But my point is that somebody's drishti, maybe one of these pure powerful souls, or maybe Baba's picture of Bapdada and Baba's drishti. So, when we've had that experience of drishti, we've had that experience of the soul letting go of everything and just coming to that original state of purity and getting a glimpse of that through that drishti. So I know that it's real, I know that this is how I used to be and Baba wants me to be that again. Not only wants me, Baba's giving me all the support and all the power to go beyond all these other things and come to my own satopradhan stage once again. And if I can just simply remember that, that it's a journey, it's a journey back from tamopradhan to satopradhan. And so yes, there's going to be lots of encounters with crocodiles and snakes and everything else along the way. But also there'll be the battles that I fight inside. No battles outside, but battles that are going on inside that I'm fighting. And so Baba's message, No! don't fight. Just be absorbed in love. Let yourself experience God's love. Be in that experience of God's love and all the other things will melt and flow away. None of the negativity will remain. The power of God's love is such that it allows everything to dissolve and it's all gone. So let me be able to come to that stage in which now and whatever time remains of sangamyug I intensify my efforts and I become satopradhan.
And definitely, Dadi Janki and Baba and Drama had a little conversation and they decided the date that Dadi should fly. And so the Thursday the 26th of March, Dadi was well and meeting the people of the hospital, the ones who had been serving her, and was happy, was smiling, not speaking, very silent. And in the night when the storm started and the rain came to clean up the whole planet, Dadi flew away. And of course, then it was lockdown time. Nobody could come. So that's why I say that Baba, Dadi, and Drama planned it that way. But it not only meant that there was total economy so that nobody could fly from here to there or wherever, you were stuck wherever it is you were. But also, lockdown meant that for some there was a chance for more tapasya. I know that for some it's become even busier. But for many, many, not just brahmins but even the people out there, there's been the opportunity of extra time that you can use in whatever is your choice whether it's service, whether it's study, or whether it's yoga. And so for those of us who haven't had that time of the fourteen years bhatti there's a lot of yoga to catch up on. And so how much am I spending my time in Yoga? And yes, Baba also keeps mentioning service, and so that has to continue. But it's a question of eliminating waste thoughts. The more I'm ready to eliminate things that are not useful, first on the external level. You know, when you've been in a routine for a little while, you begin to look at that whole system and say, can I adjust it in some form or another? And so you begin to do that, but not only the external. Yes OK I can adjust my time so that I have a little bit more space, a little bit more time, but can I adjust my thinking so that then my thoughts become pure, positive, powerful? Baba spoke about giving us the strength of happiness, giving us the strength that he knew what was in our hearts, giving us the strength that we're able to draw that light and might and become the master almighty authority like he said a couple of days ago. And so Baba's giving me everything, absolutely everything that I need. I just need to have the faith that yes it's possible and absorb from Baba all that he wants to give. No need to go rushing around here and there anywhere anymore. Earlier we would say that work demands this or conferences are calling, whatever. But of course, now we know that all those are excuses. If I want I can make time, time to work on myself and become satopradhan because this is the only opportunity to do that cleaning. Once we go home, that's it! Whatever condition I'm in, that's the condition I'll come down in again. So Baba's reminding us very sweetly that this is what His task is. He has come to do this task of purification and cleansing. But this is also our task for ourselves. and our task to help remind others so that they too can become the same. So I found that that thread of tamo to sato was going very strongly through this whole murli.
And then of course yes the whole story of Krishna. Some of you will remember Dadi Janki used to say: I want to be there when Krishna takes birth and of course, it wasn’t going to be in this body which was now quite old. But yes I'm sure she'll be around in that palace when Krishna takes birth. So the world completely pure, the world completely clean, no impure souls around at all. Everybody's gone home, everybody who's had to stay behind to be part of that transition and that transfer to the Sun Dynasty, yes some of us will be here. But the important thing is the purity, the cleanliness that's been remembered that when Krishna came into the world the world was filled with light. And so yes metaphorically, filled with light, the light of purity. It's very beautiful how Baba's able to detach - Brahma Baba. Brahma Baba's able to detach himself totally and talk about Krishna as if It's not him. It's really the one who's playing that role and aware of that future role that he has to play. He's detached now and is talking about Krishna in the third person. Nothing to do with me, no but I'm telling you the story of Krishna. Also when Brahma Baba spoke about how when it's picnic time Baba's going to ask me were you in remembrance and did you remind the children to have remembrance? And so Baba mentioning it, but yes of course Shiv Baba wants us to remember Him all the time so that we can be safe from any further accumulation of karma. If this is the only time I have, to settle all my karmic dues, let me do it now, and let me do it as fast as I can. Why? I don't know when time will run out. You know when you look at the sand that's streaming through the timer, then when you can guesstimate this much still remains, so maybe it's a few more minutes left. And then when it comes to the middle part and there's not much left, you also know It's OK. There's still a tiny, tiny bit remaining. So now at this moment if I look at the hourglass, if I look at the sand that's streaming through from the top to the bottom, how many grains of sand remain? Not Many. I'm not going to count them. Somebody could calculate it I'm sure. But no need to count. We know that there's a lot of karma that still remains. And the last thing that I want is to add to that karmic account. If I haven't had the opportunity to settle the things of the past and there's karma floating around, well I can understand that. But now at this moment in the drama, am I still creating more karma, or am I in the business of settling karma? A very very important question to ask myself every single evening. Did I settle karma, or did I create more karma? So certainly that whole story of Krishna and Mama and Baba becoming karmateet, that's going to stay with me as well as the major things from this particular murli.
And again, Baba reminding us very much about the fact that this is the one who comes to teach now. Never again in the whole cycle will we have this opportunity. And the main thing that he comes to teach us is how to become pure. First step is yoga, yoga, yoga, but also how to fill ourselves with all the virtues so that then we can qualify to be called deities and be in that divine world. We could never have imagined that this is what God was going to come and offer us that I'm giving you the opportunity of becoming Kings of Kings. So there are Kings, but Baba's making us into the Kings of the Kings. So the Kings with the single crown who worship the deities, well the single crown ones are here and the double crowned ones are up above. And so here's Baba wanting to make me become a King of Kings. And I say to Baba, Baba now I'm just satisfied being a servant or just doing a little bit here and there and I don't need anything more than that. Well, I don't think that that's quite what Baba means by contentment. Baba's aiming for the highest. Baba wants his children to aim for the highest also. So I know that as we continue to study Baba's murlis and continue to follow the path of yoga and as we share the light with others, so we will reach our destination. Baba's very much in charge, Baba's holding our hand, and Baba's guiding us there. You know I always think about that image of how if somebody's lost and they find someone who's going to show them the way, then the person who's showing them the way comes and it used to happen a lot in England. Now people have their little devices and they don't need to ask anyone. But earlier on this person would look at them very cordially and say yes I can tell you the way. You go down there and you turn to the left and after 5 minutes you turn right. And they'd go on like this for 5 minutes and you'd think, my goodness how am I supposed to remember all that. So you remember the first bits and then have to find somebody else to ask. Now you don't have to do that, you look at your GPS and it'll guide you. But contrast that to the other situation where sometimes you were lost and some kind person would say OK come with me, I'll take you there. And you'd say, but I don't want to take you out of your way. And they say, no, no come, I want to take you there. And they'd walk with you. So Baba doesn't come just to show us the path and say OK here's the path and this is to liberation and this is to liberation in life and make your own way. No, Baba comes and holds our hand and guides us through all the things of the final period of sangamyug and then finally next step settling karma, going home. And then, we know the way to the new world. So Baba doesn't come with us to the new world but Baba'll say I know you'll be fine. When a parent knows that the child has achieved everything and everything which is waiting for the child to experience, then the father is very content and pleased. My job is done. And Baba too, having made us complete, having filled us with all the virtues and powers, all the understanding that God has, Baba has imparted that to all of us. And so today as we look at how much we have been given and to what extent I have absorbed what I have been given, then the next step is surely twofold. Let me demonstrate this in my life. But also that which I have received, let me be an instrument to help others do the same.
So the blessing, you are the light for the world. And so be that image of perfection. Open the eye of perfection and let it be revealed. And then yes, everyone can be in that situation where they have a vision which depends on us. Are we ready to be able to give visions? And a very beautiful slogan: A pure heart so that then you're content, you're happy and you're successful. And so let there be total purity and cleanliness in the heart. Then I can feel God's presence more easily also.
So it's been lovely to be with all of you. Have a very wonderful day filled with the intoxication of you're going to be playing with Krishna. Just stay in that happiness and that face that sparkles with God's light of joy and love. It's going to be the best advertisement for Baba and bring many many souls closer to Baba. Om Shanti.
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Sister Jayanti – 25th October 2019 - GCH The end of Ravan and the burning of Hanuman’s tail…
27 October 2020
The song was about celebrating Vijayadashami. Vijayadashami is the 10th day after the 9 nights of the worship of Shiv Shaktis [Navratri] and then on the 10th day it is the celebration of a victory over Ravan, Dussehra.
And so congratulations and greetings for this holy festival! Some festivals are serious and other festivals have all sorts of activities. The nine nights of worship is usually for fasting and also dancing and so it is the celebration of the Shaktis’ victory over the vices.
Today on the day of Dussehra, it is the burning of Ravan. Usually it is a huge gathering everywhere in Bharat and even in some places abroad, but now we are coming back to the essence; we are coming back to basics. COVID has made us realise that it is not big gatherings that are important but it is the essence that is important. And the essence of Dussehra is actually the real burning of Ravan [the vices]
Today’s murli, in a way is a continuation from the murli last week. Last week Baba also spoke about renunciation, tapasya and seva in a very specific way and today Baba is continuing with that. It is from April 1986. As I look back at that time… one of the questions Baba has raised in this murli is something that I had a question about earlier at that time [In April 1986]
From the murlis of December 31st 1985, Baba had taken up that theme of becoming complete and Baba had emphasised on becoming an angel and settling all your karma.
We had started the preparation in January 1986 and in April we were just about to move into a new phase of the project of The Million Minutes of Peace Appeal. London had taken that on together with all the other Regional Offices and the whole system of Regional Offices developed because there was a need. We needed to communicate very fast with New York, Sydney, Nairobi and everywhere. It wasn’t given that title but that system started at that point. We knew and we were also beginning to become aware of how much work was involved.
And I know that my tapasya during the month of September prior to that was intense but through the month of September most days, there would be public programs here and there and sometimes it was going as far as Bristol and Bath and places like that for programs and we didn’t have centres there. And so we would go in the afternoon and have a picnic supper somewhere in the park or on the beach, wherever, and do program and come back the same night. So we would come back home maybe 1 o’clock or 2 o’clock when it was far away places like that. But even when it was in London, even then it became 11 - 12 o’clock at night and so of course, the whole day was busy. And so we would be asking ourselves a question…here is Baba talking about tapasya and what is happening to all of us!
And so in the murli Baba is giving a very lovely indication of how tapasya and service is not different. The definition of tapasya in today’s murli is to have a determined faith and with that determination to be able to fulfil a task.
And so yes, for sure we were all very determined and we definitely had faith because when you start an international project with zero resources…we did not know which people would get involved - we didn’t know where would be our base, our office be - we didn’t even have a desk at that point, never mind an office and so how would it all happen! We didn’t even get into any logistics, we just knew that it was the UN International Year of Peace and we had to do something. Somehow Baba had a plan and it just happened!
And then in the murli Baba is speaking to the people from Punjab. At that time in 1986 it was a time of a very intense separatist movement of Khalistan. They wanted to create a separate state for the Sikhs and so lots of things were going on in India. Punjab was basically in lockdown because if you got outside, you didn’t know which side was going to be firing at you! It was that bad.
And Baba said to the Shaktis, the teacher who had come for the Teacher’s Meeting that “you are all messengers of peace”.
When I read this murli in April 86 I would never have thought about it any other way except that Baba is talking to these souls from Punjab.
Today when I looked back, it only came to my attention when I was reading today’s murli. In October 1986, Brahma Kumaris received 7 Peace Messenger Awards and in April 86, when Baba was speaking to the teacher from Punjab Baba was telling them: “you are the messengers of peace”
The UN hadn’t even coined that same exact expression yet; they were just beginning to see how the Year of Peace was going to work, which NGO’s want to be involved etc. it was all experiment. And then they created peace studies unit and then somewhere along the line somebody must have said let us create a Peace Messenger Award. And Baba spoke about it in April!
I don’t think any of us remembered even in October that same year  when Dadi Prakashmani received the award on behalf of the Brahma kumaris and then others were there on behalf of all the other countries including the UK, who received the award. Madhuban received the International one and then we received national ones; 6 countries.
And so that was Baba’s foresight –of course we know it is God! But that Baba should pick up that precise term was fascinating for me reading the murli today.
It is very much in which Baba is saying that don’t separate tapasya from service. Baba also talked about the mansa seva last week and even today, but Baba is pointing out that your love for God isn’t in one compartment, your love for God and love for service and your tapasya is together.
And if the renunciation, tapasya and the service isn’t together then it is not really service and it is not going to be successful; it is only going to be very limited.
So the definition for tapasya is to have that determined faith in God and apply it to a task for Baba.
The definition for renunciation, in one word, is humility. So what am I renouncing? It is not a question of renunciation of: ok I change my diet or I change my timetable; I don’t have to leave my family and I don’t have to leave my job, but what humility means is it is renunciation of the ego.
And today it is the day of burning of Ravan; it is the end of Ravan!
And so Ravan’s biggest weakness is arrogance; ego.
So the burning of Ravan and the burning of Hanuman’s tail… they say that Ravan was burnt but Lanka, the capital of Ravan’s kingdom still remained. And so then there was the question, how could Lanka be burnt.
Hanuman the monkey god, had a long tail and it was set on fire and so he was jumping around from one roof of the building to another roof thumping his tail trying to get rid of the fire from his tail but instead of the fire being put out, the fire spread from one place to another. His intention was to finish the fire on his tail but what he did was just spread the fire everywhere throughout the whole city of Lanka.
But Baba’s interpretation of that is that others can see the tail, but you don’t see it and what is it? It is your ego. And so the burning of Ravan’s kingdom finally happens with the ego being finished. Ego finishes, Lanka finishes, Ravan’s kingdom finishes!
Baba spoke this murli in April 86, Baba didn’t know we would be reading this revision course murli today, on the day of Vijayadashami. Again it is interesting how things fit together!
One is the ego of I, where there is arrogance and the gross visible form of ego is definitely Ravan, the arrogance that “I am the one who is the ruler”; “I can do anything I want”. They show all the elements tied to the posts of the bed… (Like the old fashioned bed with the four bedposts)… so each of the elements was tied to Ravan’s bedposts. Meaning Ravan was trying to control all the elements; “I am in charge of the elements, they are tied to my bed, I can do as I wish”.
We see the state of the world today, trying to control all the elements and people think that yes, we have conquered matter; we have conquered nature, but in fact, it is not conquer, it is a defeat. And so the arrogance of humanity- not one individual but humanity together.
So one state of arrogance is the consciousness of I, I am in charge; I can control; I can do everything. It is the ‘I’, of arrogance is the superiority complex.
Another state of ego is very different, it is the inferiority complex.It is difficult to think about inferiority as ego, because we tend to think about ego as the strong one, but yet when we look at it then we are able to see how it is that state of body consciousness in which I feel a victim. And I feel I am hard done by; I feel nobody wants me; nobody loves me; I can’t do what I would like to do; it is not possible and so I feel a victim.
And so that inferiority is also that state of body consciousness where I have not realised that I, the soul am the one who is in charge and I have a choice. At this point in the Kalpa we have many, many choices for everything. We have too many choices! One of the definition of stress is “you have too much choice, but not enough wisdom with which to make your choice”. I heard that definition way back in the 80’s! I just feel how correct that is! You go to buy some yogurt in the supermarket, how much variety do you have? It is simple thing as that! And then the real state is where I really feel downtrodden.
But what Baba is saying is that you the soul can take power from God and make the choice that you know is right.
The definition of freedom that Dadi had once given was: nobody can force me to do something that is wrong and nobody can stop me from doing what I know to be right. It is a very different definition of freedom from Ravan. So this state where I feel that I am under the pressure of this one or that one or the other one – whatever it is –my circumstances or my situations - but equally there is also that ego.
The middle state is where it is neither superior nor inferior but it is reality, the truth that I am a soul and with Baba’s knowledge I have to understand what is going on and I have to then make my own choices.
And so killing Ravan is actually killing the ego.
And of course we know all the gyan; we know how it is from body consciousness that all the other vices spring This is why when Baba gave us that final mantra in the sakar murli the word egoless and viceless both of them come.
Incorporeal- nirakaari; but also nirahankaari, egoless; ahankaar, the ego, the arrogance on its own is a big one. But then also nirvikaari, [viceless] and within that also comes body-consciousness and ego .It is mentioned twice in that particular mantra that Baba has given us.
And so today let me to be able to look at the self very deeply and see, which are the manifestations of the very externalised form of Ravan and that ego.
But also looking at the deeper aspects that sometimes come in, in which we don’t value ourselves, in which we don’t recognise who Baba is… because if I recognise Baba, I know I am Baba’s child then I can have value for who I am also and I know what it is that I need to do now in sangamyug.
And so today we are looking at killing Ravan and burning the Hanuman’s tail.
But Baba has also given us very powerful definitions renunciation, the humility; and of tapasya: to have a determined faith and fulfil the task with that determination.
Baba has also given a very interesting definition of service, “the purpose of service is to make others content so that they are able to take from God whatever it is that they need.
But also service has to be such that it makes me content. If it is not making me content and I am not able to give contentment to others then Baba is saying take time off!
There is always some form of service that I can do that brings me contentment. If I step away from service okay I can step away from one department and go to another department but if I step away from service totally, then what happens to my fortune? And the days of sangamyug are going by very quickly! So the purpose of service is to make others content and make me content.
Today’s murli has very powerful definitions of the things that we need to be doing now at this moment.
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Sister Jayanti – 18th October - GCH: Keep giving and your treasure store will multiply
19 October 2020
Sister Jayanti – 18 October 2020 - GCH
Keep giving and your treasure store will multiply
Today we have the first avyakt meeting in Madhuban and we are looking forward to hearing what Bapdada has to say this afternoon. Yesterday Navratri started. The nine nights of the worship of the shaktis continues until 25 October. Usually there would be celebrations taking place but this year everything is calm, quiet and different. It is a reminder that at this time of darkness that the world is now going through, those who took God’s power and shared that power with the world were able to bring about transformation, and so the role of the shaktis was to finish the darkness, awaken souls but also to destroy all negativity. It was not just Shankar who was remembered as the destroyer of evil. Shaktis are remembered for the same task.
Kali, the destroyer of death, Durga the destroyer of all negativity etc All these names of the shaktis are connected with Shiva, Brahma Baba or their virtues and so a big signal that this all takes place at the Confluence Age through our connection with Bapdada and also the role that these souls have played.
Last Sunday we heard a very detailed murli about Mother Amba and Lakshmi and the role these two souls play. Amba and Lakshmi are of course the same soul. When Amba is doing her work, then many, many others are with her. Not just one shakti but many shaktis. It is quite amazing how the memorial continues 2,500 years later but is it an indication that there is something very deep within the soul that emerges at that time of Bhakti? Nine shaktis have been remembered at this time of year before Dashera and nine are remembered in March/ April, just before the birth of Rama.
Eighteen special souls have been remembered. Eight is always a special figure but eighteen have actually been remembered and so this is the memorial of whatever happens today and souls take benefit.
Baba gives us so much understanding that we are able to conquer death, Kali – remove all our weaknesses and all our negativity, Durga, but also taking in all the virtues, Saraswati, the knowledge, and contentment, Santoshi.
So whatever is the greatest need at that particular time that is remembered as a memorial because souls have received that and if there is one particular condition of humanity it is their state of discontent at the present time. Too much money and you want more. If it is hot they want it to be cold and if it is cold they want it to be hot. Discontentment You live in the countryside and you feel that you don’t have enough facilities. If you live in the city, you want to live in the country. Go through everything people complain about and in every situation there is discontentmentInstead we can think: ok according to drama this is where I am, this is where I am meant to be so let me enjoy it and take benefit from it and whatever opportunities come I can take benefit from.
Thirty years ago we had not heard of Santoshi. She has become more popular over the last 10 years because people need contentment now. They are not experiencing it.
In this morning’s murli there are three words we always hear and if we look at the story of the Yagya, the history of the Yagya, it can be put into these three words: tiag - renunciation, tapasya and service, and this is exactly how it was. There was total renunciation of everything at the beginning and fourteen years of tapasya and after that was the period of service. When we come to Baba, and it may not be fourteen years of tapasya in the same way, but the same three patterns exist for all of us also.
The first story, if I am not willing to recognize the difference between what Baba is giving me and what the world can give me there is no sense of renunciation. Why should I renounce if I am content and happy with what I have? There would not be the motivation, the incentive, to make that switch and become a BK. But Baba is offering me something more and so because I see that what I really want is what God is offering me, then I am willing to let go. If I didn’t see that and there are plenty of people who don’t see that – they still think that the world can offer them whatever they want – it is fine, but those who recognise that Baba is giving them something more than whatever is the renunciation that is needed - and on one level it is not a huge amount of renunciation. You still stay at home with your family, you still carry on comfortably, so it is not renunciation like the Jain monks and nuns or sadhus who leave everything and go.
So still in the same situation, but you recognise that where there is a change of diet, change of timetable, whatever there may be, there is something more that Baba is waiting to give you. So the renunciation happens to the extent that there is the letting go. To that extent there is tapasya. Without letting go your head is caught up totally with everything that is around you and you don’t have the space for tayasya. Tapasya really means being able to let go and then I can remember the One and to whatever extent you experienced what Baba is giving you through tapasya - knowledge is wonderful, it is beautiful, but it is through yoga that you are actually able to get the love, the power, the joy and that is the motivation to serve others. Without that experience of Baba’s love what are you going to tell people? It is just theory and this is where Baba says that it is your experience that is the foundation to be able to bring other souls to Baba and so tiag, tapasya, service is part of our journey. Everyone’s journey also.
Then there is one little thing that comes in and that is that there is this thought of taking. I have been able to let go of whatever it was I had before in terms of not letting my mind stay attached to all of that and I am ready for tapasya and I have begun my tapasya, but Maya is omnipresent. God is not omnipresent but Maya definitely is and there is no one who is free from Maya at this point. Those who became free have moved on and Baba has kept some here as an example and I think Baba is keeping them here to be the embodiment of the love that we saw in Baba, Mama and the other Dadis. The wisdom. The power of silence.
Everybody else is still making effort and different things happen but the big thing that comes is the thought that I should get this or that. Whether it is facilities that I think I need, whether it is respect and love that I think others should give me, whether it is appreciation and regard... On the one side I have let go of so much and it is OK. It was because of Baba’s love that I was able to let go and yet these thoughts come into my mind. All of this then means that my renunciation is spoiled but equally my tapasya is spoiled and so what is going to be the quality of my service? My service would not be truly a giving to others but more I have my vision focused on what I need to receive and so it is a word that is connected with another word in Hindi. You have heard the word devta the deity and so there are the deity souls of satyug but devta translates as the one who gives and the other side is levta, the one who takes and so what is it that I am doing. Am I here to become a devta and start that process today of giving, giving, giving or are there still thoughts that I have of receiving from Baba and receiving from the family.
I don’t even need to have thoughts of receiving from Baba because Baba says take as much as you want.This aspect of the desire to receive, to take - Baba has described it in many murlis. If I wait for someone else to give me respect and only then do I give them respect then that is a business. It is not giving and the same if I say they don’t show me any love so how can I give them love.
One person was telling Dadi that they were not very happy because it felt as if they were not loved and Dadi said tomorrow try giving love and then tell me tomorrow night what you felt and that soul really took it to heart and did that and the next day she was giving time to people they were smiling, she was listening and so it was truly a giving and she told Dadi how she was sharing and giving to others and it made her so happy.
So the reality is that if I am asking for something then I may get it and I may not. It depends on the other person and it means I am not free. I am dependent. But if I can start giving without thinking about receiving anything in return then in that moment of being the one who gives, the happiness comes back to me. But of course that love also comes back to me. So give whatever you feel you need.
In India it is a policy that they give in donation whatever they think they need and that comes back to them multiplied and it’s a fact. If I want love let me share it, give it and it will come back in abundance. There is going to be no shortage whatsoever and Baba reminds us that if you want to have renunciation so that you can have tapasya so that your tapasya can prepare you and fill you so that you can then serve, then make sure that there is not the slightest thought of taking and always the thought of giving. Within the giving Baba has talked about having an open door.
In the Sikh religion in particular there is a tradition that the kitchen, the bandara, of every temple being open all the time and there is constantly food being prepared so that whoever comes is able to have something. It is a beautiful tradition and it has continued wherever the Sikhs have gone in the world and in lockdown all the gurdwaras everywhere were cooking and people came and were being fed.
Keep the door totally open so that whoever comes is given something to nourish the soul and you are personally able to constantly keep giving, giving. How much have you received from Baba. You have received all the treasures of knowledge, happiness, power, a huge amount of love and so all the virtues you have received from Baba and so whoever you meet give them something from that treasure store otherwise you are keeping all of that for yourself and you have not served anyone.
So keep giving something from your treasure store and then you will be the children of the one who is the bestower and you will be a master bestower of fortune for others also.
Sometimes Baba has told us to be careful that we are using everything that He has given to us in the right way and I am thinking especially about the powers because it is Navratri, the worship of the goddesses.
Baba gives us spiritual powers and I need them for myself and my own journey so the power to discern is for me, the power to pack up, the power to accommodate, some of these are very much for me. But also I am looking at the contrast between the power to tolerate and the power to face. I am thinking how if there is someone I love then I tolerate a huge amount. It is ok and yet if there is someone I don’t get on with so well a little thing they do is a source of irritation and there can become a huge amount of conflict.
Can I use the power of tolerance not just in one or two cases or one or two relationships but can I use the capacity to tolerate with whoever it is I happen to be with?
The other day Baba’s murli was very strong. A sakar murli and Baba was talking about the military and Baba said that in the military if you are asked to do something or asked to go somewhere there is no margin for discussion. Either you do it and you stay or you don’t do it and you are out. No margin. Baba is saying that he is the commander and this is the spiritual military and so I cannot say to Baba that I can’t get on with this individual and so I want to leave here and go somewhere else.
So instead of using the power to tolerate I use the power to face and I am facing them and opposing them. It is actually two opposites. If I need to oppose something it is not because of differences of opinions it is where I am being challenged on my principles. A basic thing in brahmin life. If I am being challenged for purity then have I taken enough power from Baba that I am actually able to stand up for myself and have the power to face this situation and so that is one classic example that keeps coming up in BK life for new ones who come.
My diet. Do I have the power to absolutely stand up for myself and say no I will not have anything that is not satvic. If I say well what can I do because of this because of that? It doesn’t apply to anyone here. All of you are following all of Baba’s systems but just an example of where it is that I have to stand up for something.
If something is false and comes up in your workplace or a social gathering where it is that I need to be very clear about what is truth and what it is I want to stand up for then I have to have the courage and the power, the faith to say no I will not allow myself to do that.
Dadi said no one should be able to stop me from doing what I know is right and no one should be able to put such pressure on me that I do something that I know is wrong. And so I need the power to face that and do what I need to do but if they put pressure on me to do something wrong I need power so that I don’t get into that trap and say because of this one or that one and so a conflict of sanskars. Your opinion is this. Their opinion is that and that is Ok and even if I tolerate 10 times and this is not just from Baba but it comes from all the traditions because the basic things that Baba has taught us are found in all the traditions.
Also, I have tolerance once, twice, sometimes eight times and then on the tenth time I snap. How much tolerance do I have? What is Baba going to say? So I can’t say I tolerate a lot and it is too much. Am I tolerating one person’s behaviour? It is OK.
I remember someone had come to London and they kept wanting to do things that were really not very comfortable with me and fortunately Dadi was here and she was my mentor and I told her that I didn’t want to engage with this individual again and Dadi said this person is involved in this particular area of service and so if you don’t engage with her whose loss will it be, hers or yours and I had to acknowledge that it would be my loss. They would find someone else to engage with in that particular service and so it was an important lesson.
Baba says don’t misuse the treasures Baba has given you. Don’t waste time or thoughts and Baba also says don’t waste the powers, the virtues that Baba has given you.
My likes and my dislikes get in the way of me using the powers and virtues that Baba has given me. So take whatever Baba gives but also to be able to completely give freely and without discrimination all the treasure that Baba is giving. I share happiness with one and I can’t share happiness with another? That would not be keeping the door open and being able to share and just give freely and generously.
The mantra from today’s murli: don’t be a taker but be a giver and constantly keep giving and your treasure store will multiply. Again everyone has had that experience. You give something to another and the contentment and happiness that comes from that is the treasure that you get today. Never mind Satyug and what happens then. But the treasures are today. These three words definitely go together, renunciation, tapasya and service.
Just a little more about tapasya. The word tapasya - the heat, the power, and so not just a little bit of meditation, remembrance, but being able to create that consciousness that is truly just me and Baba and the power and the force of that and I know that it is this that is melting my sanskaras that I want to change. I don’t know which sanskars I want to change so let me take time for introspection so that I can see which ones are not the deity sanskars. Baba said that if you emerge those sanskars of giving you become a benefactor for yourself and others then in that giving others sanskaras will go away. Use the sanskar of giving and the other sanskars will gradually become subdued and fade away and not appear for the rest of the cycle – the end of kalyug.
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Sister Jayanti - 3rd October - Never Forget the One
9 October 2020
Hold Baba’s hand, follow shrimat, and be non-attached and you will have no need to be afraid of anyone or anything. Drama will support you and carry you in the right direction.
Am I ready to drop my attachments now because it is attachments that cause pain? This is an internal change and not an external one. Can I see them as souls? Can I see them as Baba’s children? So that there is no thought of “I” and “mine” that comes in?
These are the practises from each day’s murli that I am experimenting with. Then in the final moments, I know that I will be with Baba and Baba’s help will be with me and I won’t be afraid and therefore will be able to support others around me too.
There was a good question asked on Sunday: Baba talked about staying in the awareness of the point and he asked if there were creative ways of thinking about the self as a point of light as it gets very slippery and the mind goes here and there. Take something from the murli every day. For example, in today’s murli Baba said that the only way to get power and to recharge the battery is to have a direct connection with One. Experiment with it and that is going to help you, especially in this practise of being a point. So you are not just thinking bindu, bindu, bindu. You are thinking: what did Baba say today about this? And so I keep my mind on track and then when it is time for traffic control, maybe more often, but at least at traffic control, it is easy to be a dot and to know that that power is going to come from Baba – within a moment. It doesn’t take long for that electricity to flow.
If I am still thinking about this and that, then it is going to take forever but if I have practised just the point and connected, then Baba is going to give me that power and I am going to be able to maintain that. So let me practise creatively this point that Baba has talked about.
Dadi used to tell us to take any three points from Baba’s murli so as to keep the mind on track. But at this moment I am thinking of taking one point to help to stay focused and stay connected with One. And if you can do it – that is it. It is not a difficult exam that Baba has given us. Baba says that it is a very easy exam. Baba has told you the question and Baba has prepared you already. And so the only thing left is this practise and if I can do this that is fine.
I don’t need to be worried about whether I have dealt with this, whether I have dealt with that. Only you know what you have to deal with now, but keep that practise going so that you know for sure. You don’t have any questions about yourself. You know for sure that in those final moments it will be only one Baba.
Dadi had prepared herself for that final moment for a very long time. She would say that in her final moment she wanted to just be with Baba and she didn't want her mind to go anywhere else. And we would see this in her practise and we are fortunate that we have had that opportunity and all of you have had the opportunity of being with her so closely because many never got that opportunity and whoever got it, that is drama and anyone coming now has no possibility of having that.
So just practise the things you saw Dadi practise and it will help in this moment especially but also as time goes on you will be the instruments to help others too. To go beyond fear I need to be stable and fearless. Not stupid, doing silly things and saying I am fearless, no. There is an Arabic expression that says: God will help but I have to tether my camel. So I have to do what I have to do and God will help. I can’t not do anything and expect God to help me. No question about it.
This is the time when we need to do mansa seva for the world and that means being able to share the power of peace and the power of God’s love. The power of peace means that this is not just for me but it can create an atmosphere of peace where maybe earlier there wasn’t. That power of peace is then able to not only reach those here but it is able to reach those out there and impact others too.
If I am experiencing the power of that love myself and filling with that love then I am able to share God’s love with the world and through vibrations is fine but am I able to share love with whoever it is I am meeting, because if my thoughts are filled with other things about them I won’t have that pure bhavna to be able to help them.
There was a very lovely blessing a couple of days ago in which Baba said: Every thought that Baba has is that of giving benefit. Every word that Baba speaks, every action that Baba performs is only to give benefit to all. So if you want to follow in the Father’s footsteps, think about the quality of your thoughts, the quality of your words and the quality of your actions.
Are my thoughts filled with nothing but good wishes for all with no exceptions? Then that is the clean stage in which Baba’s love can pass through and touch another; otherwise it cannot do that. My own thoughts and feelings will get in the way. But pure thoughts, good wishes for all, then yes, I am following in Baba’s footsteps so then my words are going to be helpful – not of criticism or judgment but encouragement, support, and positivity.
So if I want to follow in Baba’s footsteps, and if I want to do mansa seva then I have to do a lot of cleaning inside and then that pure love can reach out. Baba’s pure vibrations of peace can reach out and there will be benefit for all. It is now the time to practise different things for myself.
When I heard the murli yesterday and also Sunday’s murli from the week before, Baba said: If I have experienced something and I have given another an experience of something then that will not be forgotten. They are used to hearing very clever talks and they are used to hearing very entertaining talks, but the experience… If I can give them an experience of Baba’s qualities and even Baba directly, they will never forget that and they will want to be with you and around you and come closer to Baba through you.
So now is the time for me to experiment and do all the things I have been hearing about for many years.
Sister Jayanti - 4th October 2020 - GCH : The call of the time is stability…
5 October 2020
How many thoughts do we have in the space of an hour? In one day? Especially in day’s world where there are so many types of stimulation for the mind. So, are my thoughts powerful or not? Sometimes we have powerful good thoughts and wonder why they don’t materialise. Maybe it is not the right time or maybe something else was mixed in it; it wasn’t completely altruistic – not completely for the benefit of others. Maybe it was something I personally wanted to happen so in effect, it was my desire rather than a pure thought. If there is some motive filled for the self then that isn’t a pure or powerful thought.
Purity and power are closely connected. When we have pure thoughts we can feel the power. My thoughts are my foundation of my link with God. So, ask yourself is, it possible to have pure thoughts after yoga? Most of the day we are in action rather than yoga. Our thoughts are connected with what is going on here. So, is it possible for me to raise my consciousness to another level? So, my thoughts are not only connected with what is going on here. If my thoughts are only connected with what is going on here then most of the time I am just reacting and my thoughts are not pure and powerful. So, can I maintain my activity and keep my thoughts up above – on another level? Of course, Baba tells us that we should keep our mind linked to the One above whilst performing actions.
Yoga is my thoughts and then it becomes more than thoughts – it becomes my bond with God. However, at first it is my thoughts. So, whilst I am in action can I keep the quality of my thoughts so elevated that I can feel the presence of God? When I am sitting in yoga then the fire of yoga can burn but whilst I am in activity, if I keep my thoughts with God, I will definitely have a difference type of response to everything that is going on around.
Baba uses three words together to teach us how to keep our thoughts. One is trinetri; instead of looking with these two eyes can I see from soul consciousness – keeping my third eye open. Experiment with this. You will then see the huge difference between thinking in an ordinary way and thinking when using my third eye. My responses will then be different. My response won’t be one of lust or anger… If someone drives past you at a crazy speed then you won’t react; you won’t question why they are driving so fast. There won’t be waste thoughts. You will think; there must be a problem somewhere and you will be able to send good wishes.
I will never know the result of those good wishes because good wishes are incognito. It’s a good way to make us detached from a visible outcome. Looking whilst using my third eye will mean that anger does not come. Otherwise, in ordinary thinking, anger comes and I try to stop it. There is upheaval. Someone told me that if there is a car accident, even if the body is not hurt, but the trauma caused to the body during that situation is like the body had been in a severe accident. The point is that, at that moment, even if there is a near miss, nearly an accident, then the body goes through the same trauma as if the accident had actually happened. So, there is scientific evidence that our thoughts and feelings are connected but they also have a huge impact on the body itself.
Our thoughts and feelings are communicated to others without us having to say a word. We can catch things from body language and vibrations. So, a whole world is created through our thoughts. As are my thoughts so is my world. So, what am I doing? Am I creating the type of world in which I can maintain my own happiness and stability? Or am I caught up in external stories.
The whole story of COVID is, how am I coping with everything – what are my thoughts? If I think; well, it’s a huge nuisance and I hope it doesn’t happen to me – then it may be valid but there is also fear. It can happen to me so I need to follow all the regulations. The different approach; my fear will lower my immunity and my own thoughts of hope and positivity will increase my immune system. So, can I make sure that in every situation can I keep looking at things with my third eye and seeing the deeper significance – beyond everything superficial.
Baba also uses the word ‘trikaldarshi’ – seeing the three aspects of time. In a Murli of a few weeks ago, Baba said that it’s important to see past, present and future… Nothing happens by chance; there is a reason why I am in my situation in the here and now. If I have the question of why I am in this situation, there is a type of exasperation. We don’t know what we did in our past births. There are so many accounts I have to settle. So, we cannot ask ‘why’. I know there is a reason. We don’t know who else was involved with us in that situation. We don’t know if it was the long-term past or the recent past. ‘What, why, if, but’… these create a huge storm of confusion. In a state of confusion, I don’t know what I have to do now. In a state of confusion, I am deprived of being able to think clearly and know what steps to take.
Baba tells us that we know we have been through the cycle – the story of many births - and that now we are in charge of our own futures. We have to decide what we need to do and that is the future we will create. So pure thoughts… can I be aligned with the universe and the way things are moving? Can I understand that I may not know the detail or the reasons but I do understand deep in my heart that whatever is going on is the direct result of what I have been involved with, what I have done?
So now I need to keep my mind very quiet. I have to do what I need to do on an external level but on an inner level I need to keep my mind so quiet that I can hear God’s signals and understand the signals of the drama. This is the call of the time. Are my thoughts aligned with the call of the time? What is it that time is calling me to do at this moment? Am I reacting to things on a mundane level? What is it that I need and would like to do? If I can catch that signal then not only would that signal be fulfilled but it would also make me very happy because if I am aligned with the way drama is going then that will be what is right for me.
Who could have predicted COVID? Not everyone can come to the centre. There is no logic. We cannot plan for the future as we simply don’t know what is going to happen. But if I listen to the call of the time then we will see that things are happening suddenly. The call of the time is telling us that now ‘I need to be stable’. Stable in my own faith, understanding and connection. If I have that stability, I will make sure that I am connected. From a spiritual perspective we do know what we need to do now.
As climate change gets crazier less scientists are in denial. In 1953 when smoking was found to be a danger to health, a number of tobacco companies wanted to pay some scientists to say it wasn’t dangerous. The same thing has happened with climate change… Some scientists were paid to say that climate is natural and is not caused by human beings.
We know that everything that is going on is leading to chaos. So, what is time saying? It is to prepare the self on an inner level so that what is going on around us doesn’t shake us; it’s a time of transitions. Even the transition of seasons creates a type of upheaval. People understand that they need to take care of their health and be careful. So now there is a huge transition and there is more to come – we haven’t seen the end of it. Seeing things through the third eye and understand the three aspects of time then we can see the reasons for upheaval.
We can also see what we need to do and how a better world can come through the power of our thoughts. I need to understand that my response has to be on a higher level… not of greed, ego, anger, lust or attachment. So, trinetri, trikaldarshi and trilokinath. Trilokinath – the master of the three worlds. Can I move from looking at the situation here to being up above? Looking at the world from up above? What would my response be? While I am down ‘here’ I am absolutely entangled. Not just engaged but really entangled and there is no possibility of creating distance and being detached. I don’t have to step back but I have to step ‘up’. I know that I can then look at things from the subtle dimension.
I can look also look at things from an even higher place – from the world of silence and peace. The astronauts saw things from up above and they could identify with the whole planet. It took them 9 minutes to thinking where their home towns were to being able to see themselves as part of a global family and that the whole planet was their home. They felt that the Earth was like a blue pearl in the ocean of darkness. The water gave the impression of a blue pearl and they were aware of how precious this blue pearl is. So, when I identify with one place, person, and role I am trapped, and my security is trapped like a bird in a cage. No freedom to think in a different way. When I move up above, I think differently. There is no attachment and I know what it is I have to do.
Baba has given us all these ideas but it is up to us to play and practice them so that our thinking begins to change. Then I am on track to have a spiritual experience when I sit down to have a link with Baba. How can I keep my mind in a higher state? Each Murli has different methods. Today we spoke of three – trinetri, trikaldarshi, and trilokinath… Try to remember one sentence. Yes, one sentence from the Murli and play with it! Just like sometimes there is a line from a song that stays in your mind and won’t go away – let Baba’s words be ‘stuck’ in your awareness and they will help you to see things very differently.
Sharing by Sis Jayanti Thursday 10th September GCH – with Sindhi group
5 October 2020
Sharing by Sis Jayanti Thursday 10th September GCH – with Sindhi group
Welcome to Baba’s House. It has been many months since you were here. Normally you would be travelling here and there but this time everyone is at home. Some have just returned from India. Lovely that you are all here.
This is the first session after Dadiji flew away. Dadiji chose to go during lockdown. Hansa and I was saying in Madhuban, that she must have had a conversation with Baba and Dadi to arrange it so that she could fly at a quiet time when no one could come, as she didn’t want anyone extra to come nor did she want flowers, and she just had flowers from the garden. It indicates that where ever there is a powerful thought Baba makes it happen.
Let’s take up the Murli of Sunday. The current Avyakt ones are revised from 1986 and this one from March. There was possibly a thousand there and it was spoken in Om Shanti Bhavan. Baba is talking about ‘Ruhani Drill’. When something happens unexpectedly, how long does it take to get our thinking back into balance, so that incident is not overtaking the mind. How long? A minute, a day, a month, a year? It can depend on how serious the situation is. At some point we will reconcile ourselves with whatever has happened and try not to have waste thoughts about it and see the positive side. However it takes time. Baba wants us to practise that it takes less than a second. Why because something may happen in front of me – perhaps I will be in the middle of an earthquake or a flood: I won’t have time to have waste thoughts about this one or that one, for if I do I will lose the moment I need to take support from Baba. He is asking the question: How long does it take us? We give the example of ‘jeenvanmukti in a second’. Yet it is taking most of us years!
When we think about what is not useful we miss the opportunity to connect with Baba and receive His signals. None of us have a guarantee when the final moment will be. So what is interfering:
1) Prakhati – nature, maybe the physical body is pulling me. Baba says it will exert maximum force. Or maybe it is nature itself. I read an article about the Californian fires and how they are coming closer to homes and have become merged and huge. And many are moving themselves and there possessions out. One botanist had to collect all his plants into two carloads and he had to keep moving from one place to another. Then he had to make the decision out of the 50 plants which was most precious to keep. He was describing in the article the feeling of fear. California used to be a very comfortable place to live, yet again now it is being hard hit with fires and that are getting more intense. So earth, fire, water, ether. We don’t know what is going to happen and so how are we preparing….. in the final moments it won’t be the physical preparations that count but whether I have practised making my thoughts stable and unshakeable in God’s remembrance. When in a second I can be in soul consciousness and stable in that awareness, when old sanskars are not playing up and are appropriate to the moment. So the practise needs to be today so sanskars of the last period don’t pull me. The practise is applying a full stop to anything out there – the body and nature.
2) Maya – my own memories, what I am still attached to. What are the internal things that I am struggling with today. Can I put a full stop and really connect with Baba. Listening to the Sakar Murli’s recently He has been talking about the power and strength that we can receive from Him. Today it was the charge and discharge of the battery.
What can I tolerate? If I am still at the point of tolerating someone’s sanskars or habits and there are reactions and waste thoughts about others, then I am still far away from success with the final test that I will have. It is always said that tests will strike us at our weakest point, our Achilles heel. Am I ready for whatever may come? I need power and the only way is to directly connect and draw that within. How long does it take to connect? Baba is patient and He says ‘I have told us all’. Baba has been helping us prepare for the question. We don’t know how long the Drama is going to carry on. I can sense how more and more souls are thinking this is all getting too difficult. Yet there are many things lying ahead for us. Not just Covid, but I am thinking of the economy across the world. Can I face everything that is going to come? Many are thinking when is this going to end and how will it all finish and as it all gets more challenging this silent question will be put into words. If we at that time are stable and unshakeable we can help and our help at that time will be through our stage…
At this moment many are not convinced but the more they see us stable and unshakeable by the circumstances outside the more they will want to understand what we are doing. But if we are unstable with too many thoughts….it won’t help at that moment. Today we know all this is about to happen.
One thought. I am a soul, I connect with God, He gives me the power I need and that ‘s the preparation. I don’t need to do more. The doors of our heart and homes will be open. Today we need to keep revising this lesson. I am the point of light and I am connected to Baba.
When Dadi would say Om Shanti, Om Shanti, Om Shanti for many years she would come up with creative understandings of this each time. But do I practise these? In 1982 for six months Dadi gave a different interpretation of Om Shanti every day. She also said she reminds herself of Om Shanti at least 100 times a day…how often do we? My first thought is Om Shanti, so I can see and not see, hear but not hear. Have this awareness of Om Shanti by reminding the self many times now that the world is a little quiet and there is still time to practise. Baba and Drama are very compassionate in the sense they keep providing small rehearsals so we can practise. This practise will then help us at the time of need. So both Dadi’s departure and Covid 19 have been rehearsals and we keep practising.
Baba reminds us that we are souls, our original stage is of silence, our eternal stage is in silence and our Home is Silent. Or is it that the habits of the physical senses pull us. The habit of speaking for example. So let’s use the opportunities that we have now to practise silence. Everything is moving cautiously at the moment. Practising Om Shanti means that I can just check what is it that is pulling my mind, the waste thoughts and where there is a pull towards human beings and care and concern about them. Maybe it is just about their safety, our near and dear ones. But Baba is teaching us to have yes concern for everyone’s safety, so we are sending the power of His light to everyone, not just to this or that one.
I am in my home, and am I a trustee? This idea of ‘I and my’ is the cause of Maya coming in very strongly. Baba calls it ‘the door opening to a lot of waste developing. So what is happening in yoga? Baba made an interesting comment today that the power we are taking today, the recharging is to make us Satopradhan. The proof is the soul moving towards its satopradhan stage in life, so it is completely clean and pure and there is no effect of anything outside. Think about pure gold. It is soft and flexible and it is no impacted by the elements. Silver is different it becomes dark with the elements. The quality of the satopradhan soul is flexible and able to adjust….as there is not hidden agenda and no I and mine. I am easy and ok. Also whatever is going on outside is not impacting the state of the soul, it remains pure and clean. Am I impacted by what is going on outside? The atmosphere is becoming more fearful in the world. I need to use my inner compass to keep in touch with what is Truth and what is not, as I hear all the stories of the world.
I need to develop my inner power so I am not afraid. What brings fear? Ignorance, uncertainty and there are many aspects to both these. Ignorance can be thinking I can help someone else. I can show the road but beyond that there is nothing I can do. Fear for them is useless. Fear for our own safety?
I just need to do what I can. Attend Murli and give help where I can. So we use zoom where we can and we have class together. The seeds of gyan and yoga we sow are what we do today. So we do not need to be concerned about our future. We will be ok. If I am holding Baba’s hand and following srimat Drama is always going to support me and take me in the right direction. It is attachments that are going to cause pain. Am I ready to drop attachments now? This is not an external change but an internal change. Can I see them as souls and as Baba’s children, so there is no thought of ‘I and my ‘coming in.
These are the practices from each day’s Murli I am experimenting with and then when the time comes I will not be afraid and will be able to support others around me. What are creative ways to play with the understanding of being the point? To take something from the Murli each day. Today’s Murli Baba says the only way to take power and recharge the battery is the connection with One. Each day the experiment that Baba gives me, keeps the mind on track and in the moments of Traffic Control we can easily connect and feel the electricity flowing from Baba. If we are still thinking of this and that it could take forever. But with practise I will have the power to maintain soul consciousness. Dadi would say take any three things that you like; yet at this moment even if we take one point it will help us to stay focused and connected with One. It is not a difficult exam that Baba is giving us. He says He has told us the questions and prepared us already. It will all be fine. We can deal with what is necessary. We also know for sure that in the final moments it will be only one Baba. Dadiji had prepared herself with Baba for a long time and had said that in those moments she just wished to be with Baba and the mind would not go anywhere else. We witnessed that happen practically. So just practise the things Dadi practised and it will help. And as time goes on you will be instruments to help others too. To go beyond fear we need to be fearless. Not in a reckless way. ‘God will help, but I have to tether the camel’.
We also need to do MansaSeva. The world needs it. To share the power of peace and God’s love. How much power do I feel from God’s love and peace? The power of peace creates an atmosphere of peace. It is able to reach and impact many. The power of love that I experience and fill with, and then share this with the world. Am I able to do this with whoever it is I am meeting. Instead of my mind being filled with all the things I know about which won’t be able to help them.
Baba said the other day, is every thought to give benefit? If we want to follow in the Father’s footsteps is the quality of our thoughts and actions filled with nothing but good wishes for all. The clean stage is when Baba’s energy can pass through and reach another. Then I am following in Baba’s footsteps and my words will be helpful – they will be encouraging, supportive and filled with positivity. I have to do a lot of cleaning inside so Baba’s pure vibrations of peace can reach out and there will be benefit for all. Now is the time to practise this.
When I have experienced something and given someone the experience too they will not forget this. If I can give them the experience of His qualities, or Him directly they won’t forget this and will wish to come closer. Now is the time to do and experiment with all that we have been hearing about for many years.
News of Dadi Prakashmaniji's 13th Anniversary and bhog message
8 September 2020
13th Anniversary of Dadi Prakashmaniji (day’s schedule and bhog message) – 25/8/2020
Most beloved, respected Dadi Prakashmaniji, former Administrative Head of Brahma Kumaris, loved by one and all, one who ruled the hearts of all – we celebrated her 13th anniversary, Day of Remembrance, on 25th August 2020 with simplicity and deep bhavna. Because of Corona virus, only a few selected brothers and sisters arrived in Shantivan on 24th evening. This time, the brothers of Shantivan had decorated Prakash Stambh with flower-garlands with great simplicity and royalty. From early morning, a fine drizzle of rain was welcoming everyone. Along with this, sweet songs of the many specialities of Dadiji were being played softly. After morning murli class, all senior brothers and Dadis and all those who had come from other places, gathered together at Prakash Stambh. Because of the rains, a waterproof tent had been put up in the garden of Prakash Stambh. While observing social distancing, all were seated in chairs placed at an appropriate distance. For everyone’s safety, all were wearing masks too. First of all, all offered their tribute in a yogyukt stage with the power of yoga in silence. After that, Madhur Vani group sang beautiful songs of memories of Dadiji. Then, in a line, everyone came to offer their tribute with flowers. Some brothers and sisters also went to Dadiji’s room in Dadi’s cottage. After that, from 10.30am to 12.30pm, Nirwairbhai and Amirchandbhai shared their beautiful experiences with Dadiji. Then, Shashiben offered bhog to beloved BapDada and our sweet Dadiji. (The essence of the bhog message is attached). Afterwards, Munniben presented all the brothers and sisters who had come with a gift from the yagya. Then everyone had Brahma bhojan. In the evening, there was a special yoga bhatthi and sharing of experiences with Dadiji. In this way, the beautiful memorial of this day became wound in the reel of the drama.
Bhog Message via Shashben for Dadi Prakashmani – 25 August 2020
Today, on the occasion of our lovely Dadiji’s anniversary, carrying love and remembrance of all brothers and sisters, I reached the subtle region and as soon as I arrived there, I saw that the subtle region was decorated with garlands of many small lights, and very lovely soft music was being played from the garlands. Very beautiful rays were emerging from those garlands and, like a laser show, they were creating beautiful designs. After some time, Baba appeared in the front, and with a smile, said: Look where Dadi is. Just then, I saw that there was a very beautiful star there, and in that, sometimes, I saw Baba in it and sometimes, I saw both Baba and Dadiji. Dadiji’s form was sometimes that of a mother, sometimes that of an emperor and sometimes, in the form of power. Baba was also watching this scene and smiling and then said: Just look at the child’s form. Referring to this, Dadiji said: Baba, all of these are Your forms. You have taught me, You have enabled me to move forward. Baba smiled and said: When children merge Baba in their hearts, then the children are also always present in the Father’s heart. Then Dadi said: When everyone has sat Baba in their hearts, there cannot be any other thoughts of anyone else in their minds, can there? I was just standing there quietly. Dadiji said: Dadi knows that they have placed Baba in their hearts, but sometimes, other matters also come into the heart, due to which children then complain to the Father, and there is also a little slackness in their efforts.
Then Dadi said: Look at what the time is showing us! Always keep just Baba alone in your heart and also remain happy and share that happiness. Then Baba said: Look how Dadi is giving so much love to everyone. Then Baba took Dadiji on a tour of all the departments of Madhuban. A picture of all the departments was appearing on the screen, one by one, and seeing these Dadi was smiling a lot. Dadi said: It is a wonder of Baba that He has made all the children so worthy and given them such big responsibilities in service and everyone is fulfilling their responsibilities and moving along holding Baba’s hand.
Then Dadi related how, from time to time, Baba takes her on a tour of all the centres in this land and abroad. Baba shows me how the children are making effort. Seeing each one’s service and their efforts, Dadi says: Each one is performing very good wonders, but some children become a little careless in taking Baba’s sustenance and then giving the return of it. I asked: What is the return that Baba wants from the children? Then Dadi said: Baba wants:
1) All of you to become companions of one another, to follow one direction and spread a wave of such good wishes in the gathering that you become an example in front of the world. This form of the gathering will make the task of world transformation easy.
2) The characters and qualifications of the new world that is to come have to be visible in each one now. The divine virtues of the deities have to be visible in our lives now. Until now, Dadiji sees that every now and then, because of carelessness, there is a little slackness in the mind and so, now let the sanskars of the new world become emerged.
Then, swaying in happiness, Dadi caught hold of each one’s hand and made everyone dance and was saying: always remain happy in this way and continue to share this happiness. Always remain seated on the heart- throne. After that, I said to Dadi: Today, everyone has sent lots of remembrance to you, and I have also brought bhog for you today. Baba then said: Today, Baba will first feed the daughter. Dadi said: No, I will feed Baba with my hands first. First, Baba fed Dadi and then Dadi fed Baba. Then, taking the bhog in her hands, Dadi said: Come, all of you, Baba’s beloved children, come. Children, seated on Baba’s heart-throne, come! Giving everyone beautiful toli and blessings, she said: remain Baba’s companion and continue to reveal the Father through your face and your activity. Then Baba said: Children now have to imbibe lightness in themselves, and with the blessings you have received from the Father, spread the rays of light everywhere because at this time, everyone in the world is asking for blessings and wants God to do something so that everyone’s sorrow is removed. So, you children have to carry out this task. You children have to reveal the Father through the Godly attainments you have received. Saying this, Baba and Dadi gave everyone a lot of love and remembrance and I came back to the corporeal world. Om shanti.