COMMENTS on Avyakt Murli- January 27, 2013
In This Murli, BapDada is mentioning many aspects to imbibe as a Gyani soul.
One of them is the concept of detachment. BapDada mentions that detachment “is being like a lotus flower in the water.” The flower is in the water but detached from the water.
The significance is that there is no detachment if we “close doors,” or “separate from.” Even though the translation when referring to behaving in the context of a family; mentions to be “while having a family to be isolated from the family,” the word ”isolation,” does not describe being detached from the family as a “Lotus flower is detached from water.”
It requires a lot of spiritual capacity to be “in the game,” but not to be affected by it. That is detachment. Certainly, we can then understand why love and detachment are 2 complementary virtues; for without being affected in a “good way” or a “bad way,” we can have the stability of “true” love.
Love is not related with duality, with feeling attracted or repulsed by something.
BapDada mentioned that we have that attachment (feeling affected) when there is the consciousness of “mine.”
It is important to see that “mine” does not only mean the feeling of possession of something, but also to neglect something as when we say :”I don’t care.” In that statement there is consciousness of “mine” as well.
Duality brings consciousness of “mine” in either direction, that is why we cannot feel conquerors of attachment if our actions are influenced by the forces of duality.
BapDada will bring the point of “Charity begins at home,” when referring to the starting point of unlimited service and any type of spirituality, which is to transform the self. That is the “first household” to be responsible with. The task is to “clean any impurity or uncleanliness” of the self.
BapDada mentions that this important task of self transformation has 3 levels as well: Those who completely surrender the self, the ones who are bartering with the Father as how to get power from Him to transform the self (devotees) and those who say one thing and do the opposite.
Saying “ I need to transform the self,” is not the same as actually doing it. This is what creates the 3 levels.
BapDada also explained the significance of fear. When there is “fear of Maya,” our weaknesses emerge. The awareness of knowing that we are merely repeating the same part again, should bring the confidence that we will finish any weakness, any fear in “Maya.”
Finally, BapDada mentions about the importance of our awareness in being a “server” to finish karmic accounts through the role of being a “trustee.” Note that to be a “trustee” is to finish the consciousness of possessing something. Then, when there is no ego in possessing, we are free from attachment.
BapDada is suggesting that we need to “stabilize in the point form” for the Father to be there; for when there I no ego, meaning no consciousness of “mine,” we are with the Father (meaning experiencing soul consciousness.)
The aim is to become a “detached observer” (which brings the ideas of detachment as a lotus flower) for in that stage, there is soul consciousness and that means to be “with the Father.”
Note that BapDada is using the concept of “ being a companion of another soul rather of being a companion of the Father,” when we are affected by emerging waste thoughts about an incident then; we cannot be “companions of the Father.” Obviously this subtle explanation of how waste due to attachment originates, will be taken in a more literal way by many souls, when thinking that being a “companion of God,” means not to be in relationship with any other soul, rejecting anyone who comes in their life to “be only with the ONE.”
The teachings are the same for everyone, but our understanding is not.
The blessing and slogan, confirm the teachings of detachment as being “liberated” or “true tapaswi souls.” Several words are used to explain the concept of detachment, which has been misunderstood by those who are interested in intellectual understanding of concepts rather than experiencing the teachings which life brings.