Category: Readers remarks
Reader remark: End of year summary experience
“First of all thank Avyakt7 for this wonderful experience in my journey….I just wanted to share some of my own understanding from a year-end summary perspective.
° Oneness- When I wrote about the Dandiya Nite experience- the subtle suggestion “that next time around observe your internal chatter of the mind”- I did that and it was a beautiful experience to observe how easily we can become like puppies who have that biscuit- going deeper I found that was only scratch of the surface.
° Knowing God- God Knowing you is great… but how much do I know myself- mantra- Observe- Observe and Observe yourself.
° Don’t Label- even putting it on Karma is an easy escape- I used to think that was acceptance lol-
Oh yeah another gem- How do I know that I am now becoming a young adult in spirituality- When I stop needing the Father’s hand in this journey- He is there has given me enough tools- thank you father- its time to test those tools for myself and observe how it works for me-
Happy Holidays to all- Enjoy all the Tolis whichever you can lay your hands on.
Wish everyone a blissful and great end of the year.”
Thank you for sharing your new understanding.
Happy to know that there are some “points” to remember and to consider… That is the task of a “good intellect…”
The task of a “good heart,” is to feel those things continually without remembering what is in the mind. That means that those points are part of you when truly assimilated, and they will change, evolve and fit your own life experience.
The mind will show us only our individuality. The things that we can understand to share with language. The heart and feelings, will express our oneness, our unity in the “movie” of life.
Nevertheless, when the mind and the heart are united, in harmony, then we can appreciate life from the perspective of that unity. That is, we could appreciate the different shades of colors in life. Today is this, tomorrow is that. He is like this; She is like that. All is great as part of the movie. When we separate a particular movie shot and make a still picture, and remember that picture over everything and lose the perspective of a continuous movie, then suffering sets in along with the sense of separation. The mind keeps the picture and our feelings (which when healthy allow us to feel unity with all,) become trapped in our own experience, that is called self absorption.
AS LONG AS WE ARE SELF ABSORBED, THE “POINTS” UNDERSTOOD BY THE MIND CANNOT BECOME PRACTICAL IN OUR LIVES.
No matter what we do. No matter what we believe in. No matter who we know.
My deepest appreciation to all readers and supporters of this blog. Wish everyone of you, depth and beauty in your life. Depth of understanding and beauty in your heart.
Depth is beautiful…but beauty touches deeply…
Til next year…
Reader comment and another reader question
I wanted to share something that happened to me in terms of shift in consciousness. Its festival time in India and lots of celebrations take place like any other geography at this time of the year.
The OLD Me: When I used to observe people who dance either during the Ganesh festival or during Garba Ras (navrathri) was all “These people are in body consciousness and they do not have a clue of why they are dancing etc.. Again no fault of people who have expressed their feelings from the BK world.
The New Me : These people are all my fellow beings who are just having a great time celebrating and being joyful- Can i not soak in to their joy and feel great about it? If I knew dancing I would have been glad to go and dance along with them. Once this shift in consciousness happened internally, experienced a never before feeling of oneness and world family.
A small step nevertheless but for me a significant one. It gave me a lot of joy just being there and observing myself go ” AHA”…
I just wanted to share this because without this blog I don’t think that this would have been possible. I just have a different understanding of what Bapdada has been trying to tell through the murli’s.
Many Many thanks for helping me understand the self better.”
Thank you for sharing your experience. Glad to know that you feel the improvement! Learning some dancing moves could enhance your joy! 🙂
Perhaps next time you could observe the inner chattering in yourself (which you have described.) Perhaps, your mind dialogue will not be there with opinions. Perhaps next time just joy for the sake of it will be in your consciousness so the external joy harmonizes with the internal. That would be joy without words… 🙂
Dear reader, please keep in mind that this blog is about spirituality and that spirituality is the same but only explained with different words by different teachers.
What you understood from BapDada before was due to your state of consciousness. What you can understand now is also due to your state of consciousness. Some may see things that you don’t; others may not see what you see. That is the game.
Thank you for your continuous support and my best wishes for that spiritual progress.
Q: “I would like to know who is in charge of this blog. May I know it or it has to be incognito? I thank you in advance for your answer.”
Sure, you can. It is “me.” “Me” is a nobody.
Best wishes! 🙂
Clarification by Brahma Kumaris reader from India
The reason why I post this message is to show the issues that may come due to language barriers, understandings and preconceptions.
Just to clarify: Avyakt7 welcomes questions. Avyakt7 learns from them and can share them. If Avyakt7 does not know, Avyakt7 will say so. It has been mentioned that this blog was about “Spiritual knowledge” for all.
Please keep that in mind when asking questions.
I am glad to know that you are able to grasp some of the sharings here. Very happy in fact. 🙂
Thank you! Your current understanding about self transformation is all that matters. In fact, to know the self by experiencing its different facets, is all there is for in that, we will know everything else.
I appreciate your input and your willingness to read this blog despite the language barrier. Please send my heartfelt thank you to the person translating for you. Not a small thing…. I apologize for any misunderstanding.
When there is that true willingness to learn, the information comes. When there is a willingness to maintain “status quo,” nothing happens…New things can only enter through the doors of our heart and mind, when the doors are open…
🙂 To keep the doors open is the “effort.”
Best wishes and my profuse gratefulness to you! 🙂
Related to post [Who is God? (from SM 3-16-12)] I asked you that question because most of the time I think by my heart. You can say that I am highly Emotional and Sensitive person. I am not saying that this is my special quality but I am like this, I have never done any work by seeing the logic behind it. I did it because my heart said so. That why I thing many times, hey man why does not my mind work or thinks like this. See them how they calculate , estimate, how intelligent they are , so good is their thinking process. Any work that I have done be it professional one, I have done it like a mother who raises and take care of her own child, by doing so one doesn’t need brain or use it. Since I have come in the ‘Gyan’ the thinking process has increased. I have also read your articles but I would like to state that even I have my fears and confusion what we call it in Hindu philosophy ‘sanskar’ or what you call upbringing. Decision making not good, self confidence was not that much which I have now however still there is an entry for fear. n not expressive also…inferiority complex. etc etc etc 🙂 You can say that I am a fool 🙂 but becoming more Budha (enlightened) day by day. 🙂 That’s why when I understand something properly like your 1st article (realms of consciousness) I commented that I am understand what u r trying to say….I get surprised on my own self that I can even think to this level. (Not this particular one article) That’s why when I read something new which is beyond my grasp, more quickly doubt, fear and confusion come to me. No doubt there is lot of difference between your conscious and mine. Hence when I read this article I got confused. Before asking this question in between I was giving myself this answer that in whatever way God has given this ‘Knowledge’…. my work is to do self transformation.. to know thy self..and experience it. It’s been only a year since I have come in this ‘Gyan’ and whatever I have understood is because of your articles and Sister Shivani’s Programmes. No one makes you understand this knowledge here at the local level centre like what you write. This is my perception. I understand all you sayings but they have not come in my experience as of yet. From your articles and Sister Shivani’s Programmes the fear which I had regarding GOD has gone and has been substituted with love towards Almighty. But sometimes the element of fear does creeps in. In the local center here they don’t make you understand things much , they make you understand like in Sakar Murli. I don’t say that this is wrong but when there is something more to understand than this what an individual can do. In these circumstances I got your blog. I understood a lot though my experience which you wrote about is yet to come. Things that I understand whether little or more, if any experience happens I comment on it ( awesome, wonderful , like that etc etc). I am not able to write as I don’t have a very good English and a quick one. Hence my comments are short otherwise I have so much to say to you. But what i’ll do the person who translates will get annoyed with me :-). Thus I ask only very important question. I know that I have to work maximum on my fear, confusion as they dislodge me from the understanding of true knowledge. That’s why I asked you as it was creating doubts in me. I could not understand this paragraph(God is needed at this time. That is why, He becomes known through this knowledge. I cannot even say “His” knowledge but this knowledge which we have forgotten about and which is already in us, because we have experienced “before.” Things happen according to the Drama. God’s “entrance” or awareness in this Drama happens when needed in the Drama, however, there has been always some “remembrance of Him,” except in the Golden and Silver ages. We didn’t need God there. You wonder where is that “love for God” and how come that sanskara hasn’t appeared in the Golden age.) And in my mind this also came that their was a difference between the level of your consciousness during that time and in the current present time. Than even I asked you the question I am sorry for that. 🙂 Thanks for your reply. 🙂 Hope with time I understand or I get some experience. Om Shanti
Comment by reader on Duality and non-duality
Who is “the one” who is beyond duality, and experiences “non duality”? It is too a “separate thing/consciousness” isn’t it, or just a role? Check it… A “thing” that is conscious or not conscious of himself, that says or does not say “I”, is still of a separate discrete existence. Try biting your tongue, and experience how that extreme pain “is just a role”, playing through you. You will see how much you exist…even though to experience that pain is – “just a role after all” 🙂
Thank you for your comment. Avyakt7 wanted to put your comment here for the “benefit of all.”
Non duality is not an “experience” as when you “experience” duality.
In your understanding of non-duality, you are coming from your intellectual mind, your mental reasoning to get to certain conclusions. With that “tool” all there will be left are just concepts to mentally “understand.” If avyakt7 could put this issue in different words to be understood, “I “ would.
This is about observing it in “yourself.”
Try tickling your feet. Would this experience show you “how much you exist”? Why this pleasurable experience should be different from biting your tongue?
Non duality is not about not feeling pain or pleasure. It is about going beyond those dualities by fully accepting them as what they are: “experiences” without the labeling in our minds.
The issue is the mind. When we feel pleasure we would like to experience that again, we look forward to that experience again and in that selection, we reject experiencing pain. This is not intellectual. See it in yourself.
On the other hand when there is pain, we typically reject it. This does not mean that I don’t have to do anything to lessen it, such as taking medicine. We reject it in our minds as undesirable, then we create a psychological trauma on that experience which will increase into further rejection, fear.
Look at a 5-year-old baby. He can cry at one moment and laugh 2 minutes later with the same intensity. The baby is not thinking about the “painful experience,” or “holding grudges” against someone; otherwise he wouldn’t be able to laugh right away. He is not thinking about a “role” being played. That is to live in non-duality.
If the baby could reason about all the moments he already fell off while trying to walk, he wouldn’t be able to walk quickly for fear of crying when he hits the ground over and over in his attempt to walk… Being reasonable about the “future” of trying to learn to walk would be detrimental.
According to the interpretation of the Bible by some, Jesus/Christ knew beforehand that he was going to be crucified.
However, he lived life until that experience happened. He knew that Judas Iscariot was going to betray him; nevertheless; Jesus/ Christ lived life without grudges against him. He suffered when the time came and not in anticipation of knowing something. He was living in the moment, in non-duality.
Reader Sharing: Alan Watts on Natural Awareness
“Somehow wanted to really share this with u. All his videos are amazing but this one today really really resonated”
Avyakt7 responds: Thank you! 🙂
Alan Watts is a well-known philosopher. His reasonings and ideas in books and talks about Eastern thought for the Western minds, have been very popular.
He is well-known for his talks on Taoism and Zen Buddhism.
There are good videos about him in YouTube, for those of you interested in his philosophical ideas.
Reader comment about the blog
“Brother, thanking you immensely for everything. I would like to share my experience to express my gratitude. An example of what you are stating about knowing your truth, embracing change and experiencing it. Not being a writer it’s a bit hard to express and also being a very private person who has never shared such things it has taken a lot of courage but somehow felt now is the right time to share this with you especially with the changes that you have made with the blog I felt that you too took a courageous step and not that you need any encouragement but this is a token of appreciation of how you are benefiting this soul. What I am experiencing would certainly not be unique and must be many others experience as well. Your explanations have had a profound impact for which I am ever grateful.
Coming from a Science/inquiring background and seeing the path of my life and how chance encounters, people and messages were leading me, I had been documenting the same without much thought. It’s only now when I re-read it I realize I have always had an innate need to know ‘Who I am’ and how Choice and Chance create Destiny from a very early age. I did feel different and a misfit but did not know why and it had never bothered me. I had had some realizations but somehow got lost in between. I had succumbed to your blog earlier as well but somehow since I did not understand the BK language, I did not attempt to explore any further.
I had always wanted to study ancient scriptures at a university but never got around it but that’s how I found out about the BKWSU but never pursued it. I have never been a devotional religious person but having lived in a country where religion is deep rooted and certain rituals being followed in every family (mine included) I have never disrespected others beliefs and participated in them but had too many questions which were disturbing me and have never been a true follower. A few months back, challenging circumstances and some questions led me to visit the BKWSU website and write a mail; a BK soul emailed me the correspondence course in Raj Yoga Meditation and some doubts led me to discover your blog again.
Simultaneously, the same question of Choice and Chance led me to attend a BK event in my city, which I knew would not be able to answer my question; however, that very same day someone else had asked a similar question on your blog. So it led me to explore your explanations in depth along with following certain practices which had been evolving gradually over the past few years. What I felt getting to know what you describe as pure gyan is indescribable, for the first time in my life I felt I could understand myself better. Obviously, I am too new and taking baby steps, even after ‘getting it’ intellectually, I still had my doubts; however, they are being resolved. I am a contented, hopeful work in progress.
You have an instrumental role in it and I am ever so grateful for that. Strangely, even just thinking of something you seem to answer it for someone else or write about it. If I shall write down the instances, it may come as a surprise to you or maybe not. The first initial times it was way unreal for me. Just as an example, I shall write a few instances. I had come across the ‘Dr Quantum’ video on YouTube however; I could not comprehend what exactly was meant by the observer that they had shown – i.e. what was making the particle behave like matter and was sincerely contemplating on it, the very next day you wrote about it and my doubts were clarified. My aunt visited and was talking nonstop about Akshavatra Geeta and asked my brother to get a Hindi version for her and an English version for me to read. The English version was not available that didn’t matter much to me but I had the assurance that I would read it if and when I am meant to. A day later you posted a readers link to the same, to be honest not that I understood the whole thing but got the gist that you explained. Too many occurrences and changes I have been observing happening in my life for a while and since yesterday, I have been contemplating about intuition and you wrote about it. I would probably not be able to grasp these ideas had it not been for your crisp explanation. So have no ways to thank you and all the higher energies and influences enabling you to do the service that you are doing.
Another instance that I would like to share, coming back to the pure gyan and the 5000 year question. Since, the gyan and the blog were truly helping me in a manner for which I shall always be grateful. I never questioned the ‘5000 year’ time frame but sincerely asked for a concrete sign for me to know that it is the truth for me and I wasn’t going crazy (I am being honest).
What happened is an AHA moment for me. I happened to watch the video on your blog which talks about planetary alignments and the details of the Pyramids in Egypt, found it super interesting as I love astronomy, ancient architecture; however it confused me as well. I immediately asked a question pertaining that to you. After writing it down, I went to check on my brother, who had met with an accident and was resting at home. He was watching a movie; I normally do not watch movies during the day more so, mid way. Since, he was watching a movie with one of my favorite actors ‘Angelina Jolie’, and the movie was also about talking about some planetary movements I decided to sit for a bit. Within a few minutes of it, a scene came where Angeline Jolie mentions to the protagonist that he must give her a missing triangle piece so that she could solve the puzzle, else they would have to wait for 5000 years for the same planetary alignment and things to repeat. For me, that was my sign of the truth. The movie I am talking about is Tomb Raiders, it released in early 2000’s, is pure fiction, they could have said any number of years. However, I end up watching it in April 2013 and immediately after having asked the question.
Moreover, I would not have understood what she was talking about had I not watched the video on Pyramids which you had linked.
So this entire write up is just to thank you ever so much for being one of the agents of profound change in my life. Wishing you the best today and always!
Also a request, like I mentioned the pure gyan has truly helped me however being new to reading about such concepts and applying them in my life, find it hard to understand ‘Avyakt Murlis’ as is, I enjoy your explanations to the ‘Avyakt Murlis’ as that’s what this soul currently understands. I believe a new season of Avyakt Murlis would begin. If it is possible would you please do the churnings for those ‘Avyakt Murlis’ maybe as a separate blog? I understand the change in direction that the blog has taken and truly respect your decision and whatever you may take.
Also, if you would feel appropriate to share what is the story behind choosing the name ‘Avyakt7’. Many thanks.”
I am very grateful to you as it is good to hear such feedback once in a while.. 🙂
I thank you for letting me post your personal note.
As we can see there is a “plan,” in life. Some may call it, “Godly plan,” others “Divine plan,” yet others, “Drama,” “Tao,” or simply life. Choose the name you like, but please do not become trapped in it. Otherwise that will become another concept to defend and to make divisions among human beings.
I had a similar beginning than you. Many things started to “synchronize,” as far as getting answers to questions. For me the truth was everything.
Just like yourself, the knowledge that I learned through the Brahma Kumaris was understood by me in a way that it is not typical.
The real practical aspect of this knowledge nevertheless, is appreciated when we recognize the importance of “NOW.” When we come to appreciate life as it is and people for what they are. When we behave and deeply understand that things are as they have to be…and all is “good.” This understanding will bring the need to change “NOW.”
If I am not happy… the time to be happy is “NOW,” not tomorrow in the Golden age, but “NOW.”
Interestingly enough this is the teaching of philosophies and religions where God is not considered as a “pivotal” view such as Buddhism, Zen and Taoism. All of them go into the “NOW,” and offer different tools to help us change our current state of consciousness. Because self transformation is not about worshiping the messenger, but to understand the message of the need of time… and Be it! (Not do it 🙂 ) that is how we can see that every religious path, has something to teach us and our own spiritual path will move us into something else when the teaching has been learned. Nothing is static. Everything moves like a leaf moving on top of the river of destiny, and everyone has different timing to grow.
We just need to respect that.
The role of avyakt7 is about the common good. Avyakt7 is not interested in defending a religion or a philosophy, neither interested in debating about ideas or opinions anymore. Avyakt7 is interested in the common benefit, the common good. That is all.
The name avyakt7 came to me early in my path when I started with the Brahma Kumaris. I cannot tell you what it means, other than it felt “alright” to use it as a “pen” name in the internet.
As you requested, this role may comment on avyakt murlis of the season as part of sharing spiritual knowledge to all, but this role will not be caught up in a “box” of “duties,” for the goal is for you, dear reader; to be able to understand spiritual teachings out of your own experience. Please do not become dependent on anything, even on this blog.
Finally, all of this is happening with a purpose which is beyond my thoughts. Divine help has been there in my spiritual upbringing. I am very thankful of that; but at the same time there is the sense of responsibility towards myself which means, the world… the common good.
Avyakt7 will not forget that; and readers like you only remind me of that.
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