Essence: Sweet children, the Purifier Father has come to purify you and give you your inheritance of the pure world. Only those who become pure will receive salvation.
Question: What is the main basis of transforming a bhogi life (a life of sensual pleasures) into a yogi life?
Answer: Faith. Until you have faith that the One who is teaching you is the unlimited Father Himself,
neither will you be able to have yoga nor will you be able to study; you will remain a bhogi. Some children come to class but they don’t have faith in the One who is teaching them. They understand that there is some power here, but they wonder how it could be possible for incorporeal Shiv Baba to teach them. This is something new. Children who have such stone intellects cannot be transformed.
Song: Salutations to Shiva.
Essence for dharna:
1. Don’t become trapped in the name and form of any bodily being. Don’t become trapped in even your own body. You have to remain very cautious about this.
2. On the path of knowledge you definitely have to become a conqueror of sin. Obey the directions of purity and create methods to make others pure.
Blessing: May you be a jewel of contentment and claim the three certificates of contentment through your elevated actions and yogi life.
The sign of elevated actions is that you yourself are content and others also remain content. It should not be that you remain content and it doesn’t matter whether others are content or not. Those who have a yogi life naturally influence others. If someone is discontented with the self, or others are discontent with you, then understand that something is lacking in your being yogyukt. A yogi life brings you three certificates – to be content with the self, for the Father to be content with you and for the lokik and alokik family to be content. When you receive these three certificates, you would then be said to be a jewel of contentment.
Slogan: To remain constantly busy in remembrance and service is the greatest fortune of happiness.
Today the Murli theme was about having faith that God is teaching us. Without this faith we will not have yoga nor be able to study fully.
For many that faith is made strong when an experience with Baba has been experienced. As a matter of fact, those experiences have been that catalyst for 99% of Brahmin souls to “have faith.” In the beginning of the yagya, it was even a stronger experience. Even though those experiences are what “got us in,” it is just a “taste of a candy,” for afterwards we are supposed to obtain sustenance through gyan and yoga.
Until we have not learnt to do this, any fluctuation or “test paper,” will have a tremendous influence in our stage.
As we become stronger in gyan and yoga; tests can be stronger in a more subtle way. It is about recurrent thoughts, feelings of any kind which will limit our experience of yoga and little by little, take us away from the path.
In this way, knowledge is meant to give us a “warning” that these things will be experienced and should expected, but the numberwise issue comes in our courage to remain.
The other main point was related with service again. The picture of the “trimurti Shiv Jayanti,” was praised as one of the main pictures where knowledge could be obtained.
This picture without the Hindu religious background in it, basically is showing us the forces of nature and the forces of life.
It is one energy which could be divided into 3 due to how changes are observed. When something does not exist but comes out as “new” from something else; that is what is known as “creation” paradoxically it is just a continuation from “destruction” of another thing. Therefore, there is destruction in creation as there is creation in destruction. However our minds are used to separate things and see things as 3 different stages when it is a unity, a force. And what is sustenance? It is the time period between creation and destruction.
The trimurti basically explains that what exists will be destroyed to be recreated and this process is eternal. It is a cycle. That happens with everything in this Drama.
In devotional Hinduism, we can add names of deities to those stages, such as Brahma , Vishnu and Shankar; and say that God Shiva is “acting” through them; but as explained above; we can see the same knowledge without those devotional aspects which basically separate beliefs systems; for in another religion the names of Brahma, Vishnu and Shankar are meaningless; but nevertheless, the understanding of creation in destruction and destruction in creation is universal.
I liked the blessing about getting a “certificate” of contentment from everyone and the self.