Comments on Sakar Murli- February 19, 2013

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In this Murli Baba brings the essence of this knowledge, which is to transform the self from an ordinary man into “Narayan.”
In this knowledge a deep transformation needs to take place. That transformation is beyond a simple change of habits or ways of behavior.

Renunciation is one of those words where Indian culture is very fond of. There is renunciation of everything in the “old world,” for it will be destroyed.

Perhaps a deeper view of this “renunciation business,” will show us that we need to renounce renunciation in order to grow beyond a reactionary vision. We are not “rejecting” the old world and what that represents, but we are experiencing losing interest in what the “normal” world deems to be important.

In renunciation there is no understanding. It is a compulsive behavior based on a “black or white” view of the world.
When there is understanding there is no need for renunciation, no need to reject or to suppress. It is there like everything else, but our interest is not quite the same.

Similarly, the issue with “civil eyes,” is not a matter of blinding ourselves or not to look at anything or renouncing seeing, but it is a “losing interest” based on a greater understanding.
There are different levels of understandings in spirituality, but repression is no longer suitable for those who have gone beyond it.

Below some points to churn.

“The Supreme Father means God. Only you children are able to understand these things. 5000 years ago, too, it was only all of you children who heard this knowledge. You know that a soul is very tiny, extremely subtle; it cannot be seen with these eyes. There isn’t a human being who would have seen a soul. Yes, it is possible to see it, but only with divine vision, and that, too, according to the drama plan. On the path of devotion, too, they don’t have visions through these eyes. They receive a divine vision in which they see as though in the living form. Divine vision means to see in the living form. The soul receives the eye of knowledge. The Father has explained: When someone performs a lot of devotion, it is called intense devotion.”

“Seeing” has different meanings. We do not only see through physical eyes, but some of us can see beyond that. “Divine visions” are part of seeing. These visions will give a glimpse into another reality and they are mean to give us additional “help” and faith in our path. Notice that visions are in direct relationship with intense devotion. In other words, our own “wanting” will manifest into a vision through the law of karma.

At the same time, visions do not constitute the way to pursue spirituality, for visions are based on our own desires; but Baba has been clear in saying that knowledge is important as a source of guidance in our spiritual life.

“This is the Godfatherly World University. What is your aim and objective! To change human beings into deities. You children have the faith that you have to become this. Would those who don’t have faith sit in school! If you have faith, you would study with a barrister or a surgeon. If they don’t even know the aim and objective, they won’t come. You children understand that you are changing from human beings into deities, from ordinary man into Narayan. This is the true story of becoming true Narayan from ordinary man. Why is it called a religious story? Because 5000 years ago, too, you studied this knowledge. That which is the past is called a story. “

This is a school for reformation of the self. Notice that reformation comes through the experience of 2 main subjects: Gyan and Yoga. We could alter this school through different external activities, devotional ideas, etc; but the bottom line is to go deeper into Gyan and the experience of yoga in our life. That is where “faith” comes, for there is a personal experience which is undeniable.

If we are happy in external devotional practices, we could “talk the talk,” but we will never “walk the talk.” That is a big difference and what makes this “numberwise” game interesting. This religious story is really our story of spiritual awakening.

“Baba has also explained about the sannyasis: One is limited renunciation and the other is unlimited renunciation. Those people say that they have renounced their homes and families and everything. However, nowadays, look how they are sitting around as millionaires! Renunciation means to renounce that happiness. You children have unlimited renunciation because you understand that this old world is to end. This is why you have disinterest in it. Those people renounced their homes and families and then went back to the cities. They don’t now live in caves on the mountains. Even when they do build their huts, they spend so much on them! In fact, huts don’t incur any expense. They build and live in big palaces. Nowadays, everyone is tamopradhan. It is now the iron age. “

The only thing that we need to renounce are the vices, and that is not even a “renunciation,” but a consequence of self-transformation. Renunciation is a source of ego. It is the way to “show” to the self or others that “I am no longer accepting this or that” for the sake of spiritual advancement.

Sanyassis renounced their homes, it is actually good way to escape from responsibilities. Granted, for some people the experience of being away from others could be helpful, but think about the karmic return from escaping from family related tasks. It is different when someone is by themselves.

The same thought comes to mind as “renouncing” everything to be with God, as if God was some sort of human being waiting to live “only with us.” Basically our “freedom” to be is traded with the convenience of having no responsibilities in life other than simple activities. Nothing wrong with that, but to give our life away to a religious institution in the name of God, is something to think about. If someone wants to live a simple life, do it by all means. Do it by yourself. No external shows. No one will know you as a guru or a “renunciate” due to the clothes some proudly wear. It is not about putting up a religious show.

“What is omnipresent? Someone should tell us, at least! You children know that the Father of you souls is the Supreme Father, the Supreme Soul. Souls cannot be called the Supreme Soul. In English, atma is called soul. Not a single human being knows the parlokik Father. That Father is the Ocean of Knowledge. He has the knowledge to change human beings into deities. The Father says: I tell you deep things every day. The main thing is remembrance. It is this remembrance that you forget. Baba tells you every day: Consider yourself to be a soul and remember the Father. “

Remembrance and knowledge of ourselves as souls is the essence which Baba repeats in many ways in different Murlis. The word “omnipresence” means: ubiquity: the state of being everywhere at once (or seeming to be everywhere at once. This characteristic is most commonly used in a religious context, as most doctrines bestow the trait of omnipresence onto a superior, usually a deity commonly referred to as God by monotheists, as with God in Christianity. This idea differs from Pantheism, which identifies the universe and divinity; in divine omnipresence, the divine and universe are separate, but the divine is present everywhere; see pantheism for a third variant.

Accordingly it has been mentioned many times that the correct translation is not that “God is not omnipresent,” but that “God is not pantheist.”
Actually omnipresence is a trait of being incorporeal, for God is available to all at the same time. It is not that God is in every particle in the Universe, but that His presence could be known at any time.

“You are children of the one Father, brothers and sisters. There cannot be criminal vision for anyone. You have to make effort at this time. The eyes are the most criminal of all. They are criminal for half the cycle and civil for half the cycle. In the golden age, the eyes of the deities are civil. Here, the eyes are criminal.”

With those same eyes we can see so many things, but not have “divine visions.” The issue is not what we see but the vision that we have of what we see. If sex lust hasn’t been worked, our vision will be lustful. Therefore, it doesn’t matter any external shows that we could come up with (brothers on one side, sister on the other, covering yourself, etc.) a lustful vision is the product of having the vice in us. The eyes are meant to see, but our intellect is meant to discern. We will see beauty when our inner world has beauty as well.

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