A different framework for Brahma Kumaris gyan
As shared yesterday (9/28/12) The framework of Brahma Kumaris gyan is enclosed mostly in Hinduism as it is known at this time. However, unlike Hinduism; there is in Brahma Kumaris knowledge a concise explanation of the nature of human beings while in relationship with the cycle of time (which is finally acknowledged by some Westerners scientists as a feasible theory for the origin of the Universe) which is supported by other philosophical concepts already known by Westerners, such as reincarnation, eternal return (predestination) and even duality; which is expressed in a concept similar to “entropy,” (as used in science ) which is known in Brahma Kumaris “vocabulary” as “numberwise.”
These concepts are not easy to explain to the uninitiated, and even among those who have been in this philosophy for a long time, these concepts are not thoroughly understood.
From a pure spiritual viewpoint, these concepts do not need to be intellectually understood, for what matters in this knowledge is the practical self transformation. This is the objective.
This is the main difference between Brahma Kumaris knowledge and any other philosophy out there and the “trademark” which makes Brahma Kumaris knowledge a “Spiritual” knowledge.
Brahma Kumaris knowledge is 100% practical and that is why, I feel a Westerner have not been able to put this knowledge into “westerner” terms as of yet (for its practical nature does not require further explanations,) but solely rely on Indian traditions and interpretations which at large and with very few exceptions, are based on traditional devotional understanding.
Nothing wrong with this understanding, but it is important to note that by no means that type of understanding is “the true understanding.” Just a different way of looking at a “picture.” That is all.
To put this knowledge in “westerner” terms in a few paragraphs is challenging but my objective here. Although, I can understand that this attempt will not be accurate.
The whole knowledge in Brahma Kumaris is based on self transformation based on the continuous awareness of our true self, which is of spiritual nature; “that who we are” is known by many traditions as the “soul.” We can call it anything we want, it does not matter; what matters is to experience “that,” and for this purpose a tool known as “Raya Yoga meditation” is used. This meditation is unlike any other meditation out there, for it is based on enhancing feelings specially feelings of love and the experience of bliss.
That love is usually centered on that prototype of “purity, benevolence and generosity,” which is known by many religions and traditions with the name of God, the “Supreme Soul.”
This special link with the Divine has the name of “Raja yoga.” In order to better acquaint the self with spiritual energies and spiritual behavior based on the premises of this philosophy, a “code of conduct,” has been outlined which will definitely bring transformation in the self due to its “purifying” properties if followed constantly and in adequate terms.
This is the starting point of a life of spirituality based on knowledge, which is aware of the “intrinsic goodness of human beings” but at the same time recognizes that vicious behaviors of human beings need to be understood and “transformed.” (Self-transformation.)
These vicious behaviors are known as “vices,” by major religions.
The source of this knowledge is Divine in nature, for there is no philosopher nor erudite who could be capable of explaining deep philosophical topics without running into contradicting conflicts. There is no current philosophical thought or current scientific theory who even come close to Brahma Kumaris knowledge’s comprehensive view of human beings in relationship with the world in time, and the Divine.
All of those deep philosophical thoughts which have been scattered around through time by several philosophical currents, have been put together in a very unique way and simplified under the framework of Hinduism. This is in a nutshell what may represent Brahma Kumaris knowledge from a Westerner viewpoint, if this knowledge had been experienced.
Finally, this knowledge is surrounded by deep spiritual experiences by most of the current followers. These experiences are unexplainable glimpses of the Divine. This “feature,” is what makes the Brahma Kumaris experience unique.
Certainly, these “divine experiences” are the motivation for followers to remain in a path of self discovery which is not easy to follow by any means, but paradoxically; fulfilling in its own way.
Very good Thank you so much.