The basis of world transformation is transformation of the self.
The essence of this Murli is self –transformation. That self transformation is what will bring world transformation. To be “essence-full” is to self transform, for to be “essence-full” as BapDada defines it, is to be spiritual.
This is why, BapDada mentions that we should have the awareness of being incorporeal and corporeal at the same time. Both (teaching of being and non-being) This practice will make the differences between saying something and actually doing it. BapDada calls this sanskara of promising things without fulfilling those promises as “devotional sanskaras.”
BapDada mentions that to be “essence-full,” that is spiritual; means to become a constant fragrant flower. Beauty and color of the flower are characteristics called by BapDada as being “sensible.” That is someone who has sense, who has knowledge but not the practical aspect of it. Also, BapDada distinguishes those flowers who are “essence-full” only while in front of BapDada or the instrument souls but then after that, they become ordinary.
BapDada mentions that a determined thought is important in maintaining this awareness of being incorporeal playing a corporeal part. Self transformation needs to be in place in order for the Drama to change. That is to be detached from the body by considering ourselves to be a “foreigner” actor acting in the stage of the Drama.
BapDada will continue this theme of self transformation in the talk with Didi.
Destruction (establishment) and transformation of the self are related. There is a timing for that. For that reason, rather than concentrating on the date for destruction, BapDada emphasizes that we need to concentrate in a date for self transformation.
BapDada mentions that the easy way to make “intense effort” is to have a determined thought that we are not bodies but souls.
BapDada’s definition of being a knowledgeable soul is to be “constantly happy.”
In the talk to teachers, BapDada mentioned that service takes place through thoughts, words, and actions; all at the same time, in the same second. BapDada would like for instrumental teachers to be engaged in this type of spiritual service.
Only a contented soul can become a special deity for others
In the first avyakt Murli, BapDada points out that this path is about imbibing knowledge. Attaining knowledge has the fruit of being a contented soul.
What is a contented soul? A soul without desires.
This is a stage arrived at through the experience of self realization for as long as there is the consciousness of our physical realm; there will always be desires.
It is in that stage where an embodiment of knowledge becomes a bestower of blessings for all.
Those pure feelings and good wishes have no desires in them. They are pure and for that reason, they are able to touch another being in an uplifting manner.
BapDada mentions that there are souls who are in this path because of experiencing love, cooperation, connection and devotion. Those souls do not have what it takes to imbibe knowledge, thus their status will be accordingly.
Special Importance of 18 January
Original: January 18, 1977
In this Murli BapDada is reminding us the importance of being an embodiment of remembrance, which means the form of power.
To be merged in BapDada’s love means to become equal to the Father. The sign of love is equality.
How do we become equal to the Father? When there is soul consciousness, when we become the embodiment of remembrance; that is the form of power. Again, to love the Father means to be equal to Him. That is being soul conscious. That is our equality.
BapDada gave a list of 3 different levels according to “effort.”
The ones in the crown of the head, who are the embodiments of this knowledge and who are merged in love with the Father, meaning equal to Him. Then, the “garland around his neck” who “do the talk” but not always the walk and haven’t been merged in the love of the Father yet. (Soul conscious= equal to Him.) and finally the “decoration of the arms,” that is those who are cooperative souls.
Then BapDada switched the topic to the one of the 1976 “destruction” by asking if we have become the embodiments of remembrance and conquerors of attachment.
Destruction is a feared word and has been used to “shape up the children to make effort.”
“Make effort now, or destruction will come and you will claim a low status.”
When we have understood knowledge at a deeper level, we can only see transformation. The “3 acts of God” that is creation, sustenance and destruction are a continuous cycle. Creation will come after destruction again and since we are eternal, we cannot die. We cannot be destroyed. Never.
In the childish state of affairs of not having understood that point of Gyan, then fear will be there for there is attachment.
Then we discover that many “effort makers” are holding on to this path as a“life insurance” only. “Better become a BK so we can get a piece of Paradise while available.” “Better buy some property in India to save my life in case of destruction.”
If there is not destruction, then they will go back to their “old” selves. 🙂
This last sentence is what BapDada will refer to in the upcoming Murli paragraphs.
That seems to be the circumstance back in 1977 that I gather from what BapDada is telling us in the Murli.
Then of course, the issue about getting married arises or buying property.
As far as marriage, let me repeat the point again, that back then is not the same as today.
If you are a single BK who is not living at a center, then the question arises:
who is going to take care of you as you get older? Who is going to take care of you as you experience diseases? Sure, it is Baba through others.
Shall I let my “lokiks” take care of me? Shall I give them that extra “bondage” or “burden”? 🙂
The option to live at a center or to “center” our life around the center only; is not the only alternative now and that is something that in my opinion the BK organization will have to deal with.
Legally, marriage is the “accepted way” of society to provide for those issues.
There is a difference between lust and attachment and marriage. Marriage does not mean lust or attachment for someone who has worked on the self. We are numberwise, so to draw a line for everyone to follow the same things, is sure a way to bring issues.
Nevertheless, the Drama provides with the right method according to time. That right “method” maybe different for different individuals according to time and circumstance; just as BapDada’s teachings are. (As He has mentioned in the avyakt Murli of February 24, 2013. – Teachings are according to time and circumstances.)
There is a difference between 1977 and 2013. 36 years have gone by.
The worry about getting others married (sons-daughters,) is a typical Indian tradition, which again is changing as Indian youth absorbs Western traditions. The decision is not only with the parents anymore.
Teachings are according to time.
The childish game of destruction forecast needs to end. We don’t know when we are going to leave our own bodies, but we know that it will happen in our “life time.” 🙂
That is a certain destruction which is truly not… A paradox. 🙂
1. As the aim so the qualifications
2. A vision of the 3 aspects of time of those who are master and child at the confluence age.
Original: 1-10-77 /1-12-77
Both Murlis today have a relationship. Both of them deal with our aim and objective in this Spiritual life.
In the first Murli, it is about becoming an Angel. However, being a figure of a 99% “effort maker” rank, is something which is not achieved by many. Please note that in the simplicity of this explanation, there is something unfathomable, which takes to experience that if there is no ego, then those 3 things will be equal automatically.
Effort is needed when there is ego. That effort is to be able to recognize it, so ego does not take charge of our lives. BapDada’s teachings is aimed so our love for Him will be the “easy method” to become ego-less.
BapDada ’s teachings have the characteristic to be quite simple for uncomplicated minds for love is not something to churn about, but to “churn” or realize this knowledge, we will need to go a step further; otherwise, we will become just those who repeat “key words” without the experience which brings a different understanding than the intellectual one.
The difference then is those who feel real love for BapDada do not need any other ingredient. But those who do not and are just faking it, their dishonesty will be taking them to a life of frustration. That is why, spirituality starts with honesty. Love is numberwise, and so are the methods to become ego-less.
On the second Murli, BapDada talks about becoming a ”perfect image;” and the aim is to be an embodiment of knowledge. That is someone who is egoless, someone who at the same time does not have devotee sanskaras.
Even though greater knowledge now means to have been a great devotee in the past, at this time; to be a devotee is part of the “house cleaning” to be performed. Asking for special favors to God, imploring, being dependent of others, to be lost into rituals; all of that belongs to devotion.
Note how in the first Murli, BapDada talks about being an “master almighty authority” and how childish things get into the way of actually becoming that. BapDada brings into our awareness of that which we already are but we cannot realize yet. The importance of having a Brahmin birth.
On the second Murli, BapDada mentions about the importance of time. Note how in Sakar Murlis everything is about the “future.” Make effort now and the reward will be in the future, the Golden age.
However, in avyakt Murlis it is clear, that whatever we have to become we need to display that NOW. As a matter of fact, BapDada even mentions that maids are the ones who decorate the King and Queen there, but here it is BapDada Himself decorating us through the jewels of knowledge.
BapDada is asking us to “do things” out of love and not out of compulsion. BapDada is asking us to sacrifice as the proof of love.
That sacrifice is nothing else but to sacrifice our own weaknesses, in other words; the vices which start with the consciousness of “I,” – ego.
If there was no “I” there wouldn’t be any vices.