1) Contentment is a sign of perfection (2-7-75)
2) A stable stage while seated in the seat of faith. (2-8-75)
Both Murlis today are completely related. Packed with many points of gyan ready to be churned and imbibed. 🙂 This churning today will be a bit deeper.
Interestingly, both Murlis go along with the points shared yesterday about “Do you know if you know?” 🙂 (We are in the same page!)
The goal in this Murli as a sign of perfection is the experience of “Contentment.” The theme then, perfection.
In the second Murli Baba clarifies that we need to burn all of our weaknesses in the fire of deep love. Therefore, contentment is a “virtue” in progress. As weaknesses are being burnt away, so our contentment increases.
Easily we could see that “dying alive” is nothing else but burning those weaknesses, the old sankaras which are trapping us. As Baba mentioned in the first Murli, we should realize that sanskaras are changing automatically in time. We should be able to observe that in ourselves.
However, through our awaraness we are “expediting” and focusing on that process according to time. The Paradox being that “nothing could be expedited, for everything happens according to time.” :-)This is a deep point to churn for those who would like to figure out what is the Drama all about. It is related with the point: “Pay attention and do not be in tension.”
Therefore to be content, we need to be “empty” first of those “tamo” (degraded) sankaras. This is dying alive. It is a process of feeling contentment while burning away the old things.
Baba also mentioned about the path of “knowing” to reach that contentment. There is knowledge which needs to be experienced at the practical level (point #2 out of the 4, in the second Murli) as well as the movement of sanskaras changing in time (mentioned in the first Murli.)
That goes along with “faith.” (Second Murli) which has the support of knowledge. It is not blind faith. BapDada mentioned that we need to accept the Father as He presents to us in His current form in time. This has a different meaning according to our experience. That is our recognition is different from soul to soul (numberwise.)
Also, to see that knowledge is experiential. It is not meant to be mechanical repetition of points. To recognize ourselves inside this knowledge, our roles and our behavior according to time (form.) The fourth point was about the recognition of this special time. Therefore, when there is recognition of all of those points, we have faith in the intellect.
Recognize the Father, experience of gyan, recognize the self, recognize time.
Once gyan is experienced, we can move into understanding what is “going on,” that is our vision needs to change. Baba mentioned in the first Murli as having “the eyes filled with love, cooperation and pure feelings of mercy” for discontented souls. This happens when there is understanding of why there are discontented souls through the experience of knowledge. Again, this process does not happen at the intellectual level but as weaknesses are burnt, a “new light” starts to sparkle in the soul. A new understanding, a realization.
Another example about changing vision through understanding is explained in the second Murli: Do we move because the instruments of destruction move, or are we; the instruments of establishment “running the show”? That change in vision will make me see that I have a task to perform, a purpose at this time and I need to focus on that task which will be instrumental for the other side of the coin to come along as well. There cannot be one side without the other. Both come together. Both are required. Baba wants us to take “charge” in our task of establishment.
Once our vision has been changed through understanding, then we are ready to “learn” a new way, or form; which Baba mentions in the first Murli as the main method to keep everyone content. We need to “mould” our sankaras according to time. That is the form, the method, which shows us that we have learned. We need to be like gold, malleable, ductile, changing to be in tune with others according to time and situation.
Our contentment is related with others as well. It is a relationship, thus Baba urges us to have “unlimited” relationships with othe souls, to experience practically how our inner contentment is able to influence others as well. This is not about theory only.
Another example of changing “form” through learning is to check ourselves. As we become closer to perfection, those little “stains” or weaknesses will be obvious and they will become “brighter” to others. Checking is learning; that is the form, the method.
That is to know.
This is what knowledge brings, thus the slogan supports this journey:
“Imbibe the power of knowledge and the obstacles will accept defeat instead of waging war on you.”