Essence: Sweet children, you have to celebrate the festival of Shiv Jayanti with a lot of pomp and splendour.
This is a day of great happiness for you. Give everyone the Father’s introduction.
Question: Which children cause great harm to themselves? When do they incur a loss?
Answer: The children who stop studying while moving along cause themselves great harm. Every day Baba gives so many diamonds and jewels and tells you so many deep points. If you don’t study regularly, you incur a loss. You would fail, lose your elevated sovereignty of heaven and destroy your status.
Song: O traveller of the night, do not become weary! The destination of dawn is not far off.
Essence for dharna:
1. Don’t decorate that old body. Live simply and make preparations to go to your new home.
2. Bathe in knowledge every day. Never miss the study.
Blessing: May you be powerful and healthy by eating instant and fresh fruit every day of the confluence age.
The speciality of the confluence age alone is that you receive multimillionfold return of one and you also receive instant and visible fruit. The minute you do service, you immediately receive the fruit of that in the form of happiness. Those who eat instant, that is, fresh fruit are powerful and healthy; no weaknesses can come to them. Weaknesses come when you become careless and sleep in the sleep of Kumbhakarna. Remain alert and all the powers will remain with you and you will remain constantly healthy.
Slogan: Follow Father Brahma alone and imbibe virtues from everyone else.
This Murli is about continuing to study. Baba is showing us that without getting those “jewels” every day when hearing the Murli, then our intellects will be distracted, we will become careless as the blessing today mentioned, and that means to “step away” from the Father.
“The children who stop studying while moving along cause themselves great harm. Every day Baba gives so many diamonds and jewels and tells you so many deep points. If you don’t study regularly, you incur a loss. You would fail, lose your elevated sovereignty of heaven and destroy your status.”
Gyan is to be imbibed. However, to churn gyan will take our minds away from the mundane and we will be able to recognize many new points which will improve our understanding. Therefore, our “devotional” knowledge will diminish and with that the opportunity to explain gyan under a more “universal” light will be available to us.
This knowledge is truly amazing, but if we are stuck in a particular religious background to explain it, other souls belonging to other faiths, will be reluctant to open up.
“This night and day is for human beings. There isn’t night and day for Shiv Baba.” “I come when it is the night of Brahma.” “You have now begun to start moving towards the morning.”
God does not experience duality. Only human beings experience that.
“The old world changes and becomes new. The iron age is the old age and the golden age is the new age. Then the silver age is 25% old and the copper age is 50% old. The name of the age also changes. Everyone would call the iron age the old world.”
In this explanation, we can see that nothing remains the same. It is like the 4 seasons. To explain the knowledge of “entropy” or “celestial degrees” diminishing with the labels of “new” and “old” represents a problem. We automatically think “New = good,” “old=bad.”
On the other hand, if we use the 4 seasons to explain that process, we will not be caught up with an absolute value such as to say : “Everyone would call the iron age the old world.” For that is not the case. For a “new” soul, the iron age is not the “old world.” However, the “winter time,” of the cycle, is good for those who like cold weather, and it is not that good for those who like it warmer; but when using the 4 seasons we do not use absolute values like “good and bad” to make a point.
Little children understand absolute values. Grown up children should be able to see something else.
“ The Father is called Ishwar (God).”
That is yet another name for God.
“You are about to go to your in-laws’ home in the new world.”
“When it was your in- laws’ house, there were palaces studded with diamonds and jewels; there were a lot of riches.”
In both items, Baba uses the figure of marriage to explain that we will go to the “Golden age.” Note that palaces and riches is the “attraction” of the day. However, in a place where everyone has riches and jewels; the “value” of those things is not the same as our perception right now.
“Only Brahma is remembered as Prajapita.”
In Christianity and other religions that will be Adam.
“ The Father has explained that this is a cycle of 5000 years. When you children hold an exhibition, also write this in it: We showed you this exhibition 5000 years ago and also explained to you how you can claim your inheritance of heaven from the unlimited Father. We are once again celebrating Trimurti Shiva Jayanti exactly as we did 5000 years ago. You definitely have to write these words.”
This is a categorical statement. The cycle of time in what our roles perceive to be the Drama, lasts 5000 years. Baba is not considering in that time frame a Galaxy out there which scientists think exists 100 light years away from us. This knowledge is about the perception that is already in the roles of souls. Some people choose to believe in science and their theories of millions of years and hundreds of light years, without realizing that a fish cannot have a map of the ocean. Without realizing that for a fish, a seagull is a monster, and evil monster. It is all about perceptions and all about roles. To accept the cycle of time takes more than “scientific proof;” it takes an experience and at the same time realization through the other aspects of knowledge.
5000 years for a cycle of time in this world, the Earth, is not just a belief once the experience is there to go with it. Otherwise, doubts will arise. It is easier to believe in those things which do not imply change of self or our behaviors, specially if they come endorsed by people who our society deem to be knowledgeable.
“God is the Highest on High in the drama. Then there are Brahma, Vishnu and Shankar. We can tell you the occupation of all these three and what their parts are.”
“The occupation of the 3.” As mentioned many times Vishnu and Shankar are merely representations. Those labels do not identify a being.
“There is natural beauty there. That is the land established by God.
Now it is the devilish land.”
Again, we go into the “good and bad” extremes. Beauty is a perception.
“If some don’t come to a centre, they are causing themselves a loss. If some don’t come to study, you should write to them: You are not studying and through this there will be great loss for you. Day by day, many deep points emerge. These are diamonds and jewels. If you don’t study you will fail. You will lose the sovereignty of such an elevated heaven. You should hear the murli every day. If you leave such a Father, remember that you will fail and then cry a great deal.”
Good point to remember. Nowadays it may not mean necessarily to “go to a center,” but to hear the Murli and even better than that, to imbibe it and churn it.
“ Those who don’t come should be cautioned. Shrimat says: If you don’t study, your status will be destroyed. There will be a loss. Write to them in this way, because only then will you be able to uplift your school very well.”
A note on tact here. The above may apply to some but not to others. Not to be taken literally. Caution is advised.
“ Let it not be that if someone doesn’t come, you just forget about him. A teacher would be concerned that if many of his students don’t pass, he would lose his honour. Baba writes that there isn’t very much service happening at your centre. Perhaps you just continue to sleep all the time.”
Basically, external “service” is of no use unless the students attending a particular center receive some sort of sustenance from the center. However, the aim should be to help develop self-sustaining souls who are not dependent on anything or anyone to “survive” as a Brahmin soul.