If we want to express how the Drama works in simple words, then we need to “remember” that those words are to forget and to remember.
These 2 words express the teaching about duality and also our persistent idea that things have to be either “good” or “bad.”
Is remembering “good”? It depends. It is good to remember God. It is wasteful to remember the past.
Is forgetting “good”? It depends. It is good to forget the past. It is wasteful to forget the self, the soul.
Similarly all duality embraces this type of teaching. On the other hand, our “petty” morality only knows of written laws and commandments which are unbendable, inflexible and therefore, easily written in a piece of paper to be worshiped and called the “truth.”
Balance, harmony consists in looking at these dual values and use them at the “right time.”
Paradoxically, this is not something which has to be decided as when we “decide,” to take a course in business law rather than ethics; this decision is made by the Drama already and all we have to do is “observe and align.” That is to flow with it.
The above requires awareness. It requires being awake. It requires a higher degree of intelligence than merely repeating words or information.
Intellectual understanding is not the highest form of “knowing,” it is the most rudimentary, for it only supports description, taxonomy, labels. Intuition on the other hand, is a higher way of knowing, which does not require understanding which could be conveyed into words. That “knowing,” is direct, full according to time and therefore, complete.
The Golden age is an example of this type of intelligence. There is neither remembrance nor forgetfulness. It is a state of knowing without written codes or laws. We need those codes as reminders for we forget, but those codes are not in itself the destination.
In the world of duality, the remedy for forgetfulness is remembrance. In this way, remembrance is an individual matter; because only us know what we are forgetting after knowing gyan, that is what we are forgetting after experiencing something spiritual.
We cannot make “effort” to forget. We can only make effort to remember.
We cannot make effort to forget the past. It comes automatically when we are in acceptance of the present, in amicable terms with our present; that is in contentment.
BapDada described this yesterday when He gave His definition of what a Brahmin soul is: “To be a Brahmin means that your speaking and doing; your thinking and speaking, your listening and putting into practice would be the same.” (AM 11-11-12)
Otherwise, we are not in alignment, for our thoughts do not match our feelings and our feelings do not match our words. That chaotic stage pulls our intellect in different directions.
By remembering and experiencing the soul, our present becomes a fulfilling reality. In that fulfillment there is no need to draw a “personality” which comes from the past.
Similarly when we “forgive,” we basically forget. That forgetting to be true, has no trace or label of the past.
To do this, we need to be fully in the present. That is to experience contentment.