Essence: Sweet children, don’t spend your invaluable time in wasteful matters. Become prosperous through having remembrance of the Father.
Question: What advice do both Bap and Dada give the children with humility for their benefit?
Answer: Children, always be aware that Shiv Baba is teaching you. Although Brahma Baba also teaches you, you only benefit from having remembrance of Shiv Baba. That is why this Dada is egoless and says: I do not teach you; only the one Father teaches you, so remember Him alone. Only by remembering Him, not me, will you become conquerors of sinful actions and your sins be absolved.
Essence for dharna:
1. In order to claim a high status, remain busy with your studies. Don’t listen to wasteful things. Do not waste your time.
2. Give knowledge and bring benefit to one another. Do not perform any sinful actions through the sense organs under the influence of the storms in the mind.
Blessing: May you be a constant embodiment of success and give and receive blessings with a balance of attention to the self and to service.
Just as you are moving ahead a lot in service, in the same way, let there be full attention to self-progress. Those who know how to keep this balance constantly give and receive blessings. The attainment of this balance is a blessing. It is not possible that those who have balance do not receive blessings. Constantly continue to move forward with the blessings of the Mother, Father and the family. These blessings are your sustenance. Simply continue to take blessings and continue to give blessings to everyone and you will easily become an embodiment of success.
Slogan: To become an image of virtues and to make everyone an image of virtues is a very great donation.
This Murli is based on the theme of remembrance. As a matter of fact, that has been the theme in the last week.
Brahma Baba is reminding us that we receive teachings from ShivBaba. If we explore that, we could realize many things:
1) 1. Is it possible for a pure soul to experience or to know suffering? Then, Is God able to know what suffering on Earth is all about?
2) 2. Does God have a “personality”?
I urge every BK out there to ponder on those questions. Then we will see the importance of recognizing sanskaras.
Baba is also giving us advice on certain behaviors: Do not engage in gossip. Maintain the mind clean from waste. Do not see evil, Don’t hear evil, don’t talk evil. Very straight forward, moral values to go by. Don’t engage in wasteful matters, means to transform that which we have perceived as ‘wasteful’ in our lives. For that to occur awareness is the first ingredient. More awareness means greater transformation.
Baba also emphasized service as a means to maintain our enthusiasm in BK life. He called that “to be intoxicated.”
Every being is always looking to gain balance. Life at this time is a balancing act. Therefore, the blessing today assure us that a balance between working on self-progress and “doing service” should be kept. The reward of that is to receive blessings. A life where giving blessings and receiving blessings is experienced is a balanced life.
Another point to churn here is to see that self-progress and service are related. When we progress spiritually speaking, we ‘do service’ automatically.
Therefore, a deeper churning is to see that to be in balance means not to “see 2 different things “ which need to be juggled between them, but just to see one thing and how that thing is connected with everything else. Self-progress brings world progress.
Giving blessings means to receive them.