“I have noticed the change in the naming of the site and the move away from the BK. Just a few observations/comments: 1. BK teachings is for the childhood phase of spirituality- I find that the teachings are subtle and keeps changing as and when we move to the next phase- To write it off as something that is meant for the childhood phase is a little premature. 2. Belief systems: They may seem ritualistic and have issues related to what if that belief system fails- I can say from personal experience that I lacked understanding of what was being communicated. If belief systems need to be questioned then even the words spoken in the Avayakt Murli’s need to be then re-visited- who is actually coming and speaking these murli’s etc.. the list goes on. How does one then use these support systems of the BK’s if there is no belief?”
Thank you for your very good questions!
One of the things that we should notice as well, is that every single question posted by readers, have been placed here and answered here at the same time.
Hopefully it was noticed that the realizations on Brahma Kumaris knowledge posted here, have benefited many Brahma Kumaris followers as they themselves have expressed that. Obviously, there will be others who do not feel the same. That is just life.
Finally, it is important to say that this blog has changed to reflect the changes in Avyakt7. There needs to be transparency and congruence. Avyakt7 is not here to make money, sell you something or to “self promote” (for what?) or to defend a particular belief system. Avyakt7 is sharing here for the “common good,” realizations and experiences in the spiritual path. The common good, dear reader; implies that divisions are out. This is BK, this is not BK..is out. “My religion is the truth” is out. There cannot be a sense of world family while at the same time we make any sort of divisions.
On your questions:
1. BK teachings is for the childhood phase of spirituality- I find that the teachings are subtle and keeps changing as and when we move to the next phase- To write it off as something that is meant for the childhood phase is a little premature.
I’d like to apologize if what I have mentioned as “Bk teachings is for the childhood stage of Spirituality” has been taken as “lower than” by many. I have acknowledged my deep appreciation and gratefulness to the BK path as well.
Which stage of human development is “greater”? Adulthood, childhood, teen, old?
The label of “childhood” denotes, the “beginning,” the phase where support from the Father is needed.
Many do not understand the role of BapDada as a Father to provide that needed support. Dear reader, God or the Divine has many “facets,” roles…We cannot define “God” by just a particular “role” that He is playing with particular human beings.
BapDada is the first one showing changes as time goes by.
Nevertheless, dear reader let me share this with you. A spiritual walker does not depend on any group to spiritually flourish. A spiritual walker, is not dependent on anything. However, without completing that stage of “childhood” in my experience, it would be very hard to go onto the next step.
In my experience, completing the childhood stage means to conquer “sex-lust,” and to have openness to life. To move on with gratitude and thanks to life for that invaluable experience of childhood. This is the difference between an Ex- follower and someone who is still walking spirituality.
2.Belief systems: They may seem ritualistic and have issues related to what if that belief system fails- I can say from personal experience that I lacked understanding of what was being communicated. If belief systems need to be questioned then even the words spoken in the Avayakt Murli’s need to be then re-visited- who is actually coming and speaking these murli’s etc.. the list goes on. How does one then use these support systems of the BK’s if there is no belief?
Dear reader, belief systems have the tendency to be ritualistic when in a religious context. However, a ritual is not what will make someone move to another step or level. As mentioned, a spiritual walker cannot depend on anything not even on rituals. If you depend on a ritual to “be good” and elevated, your change is not “real.” Hope you could see this point.
There is nothing which needs to be “revised” in the words of Avyakt BapDada. It is just that we need to understand his role, that is all. As mentioned in a previous article, when we realize about our own immortality, there is no need for a belief. However, when we do not have that realization, a belief system is that initial protection to grow, just like a planted seed, needs to be taken care of by the gardener until it grows. That is when a belief becomes necessary.
As a spiritual walker, you need to go through the changes in life and become stronger and vital so you can be “like the Father.” This does not mean “dependent on the Father.” Obviously, all of us, spiritual walkers; are in different stages.
Every person has to look at themselves with great honesty and see the call of time and their own destiny.
I appreciate your question and hope that this time, I have clarified those items that you mentioned.
Dear reader, wish you all the best in your particular path.
With deep gratitude for your role in life.
Thank you for your great question!
There is a difference between “spirituality” and “religion” or to practice “religious rituals” and/ or to be associated with a particular faith.
Spirituality is not a ritual neither a religion. It is simply “self transformation.”
You live with your father. He is your family. Similarly, a BK soul that you get to meet, has been your “family” for many births. Visit your family as well….. don’t deny the opportunity to settle your karmic accounts…:-)
To be by yourself without the company of BK souls is basically denying yourself the opportunity to learn by looking at your own “mirror.” That is your choice. It is not necessary to be with them, as it appears you have made up your mind and describe yourself as “not needing that.”
In Spirituality, it is not compulsory to be affiliated to a BK center nor to go to class. You are getting all that material on the net, but you are not experiencing your “unlimited relatives.” 🙂 “Live.” BapDada will give you blessings. We are “children of God” whether we attend the BK center or not.
Spiritual growth is not meant to “separate” BKs from non-BKs. It appears to me that “your significant reasons” are more important than to visit your “unlimited family” and say hello once in a while… 🙂
If you HAVE NO INTENTION for married life, I hope that you have “significant reasons” as well for that… 🙂 There is a difference between marriage and vice as you know, and you will not be able to live with your father all the time.
In the world of “significant reasons,” we hurt ourselves due to ego. If you have pure feelings and good wishes for all, then you will be alright if those “significant reasons” are beyond your control.
Please consider if ego is not part of that reasoning.
All the best to you!
Thank you for your question!
Knowledge teaches us to be self reliant as much as possible. I learned to “cook,” pay my bills and to live alone. For that, I need a job to sustain “my body.” The quality of that job depends on your studies as you know. There are many ways to serve the “yagya” if that is your concern. It doesn’t have to be by following 1950s patterns and traditions.
If you are still at home and living with your parents, I would recommend that it is necessary to respect the rules of the house.
As you mentioned, you are practicing the “code of conduct” and that is great. That is your own practice and it seems that your relatives respect that. Great!
Please do not put yourself in a situation that you may regret. It is very important to keep good relationship with your “lokiks” (relatives) and at the same time to respect your own values. That is a balancing act when you live with others.
A spiritual life style is to live in harmony.
If you do not want to get married, that is your choice. To obligate you to do so is violence. If you can hear the Murli through internet, that is good news! It seems like life is teaching you to be self reliant, to learn to protect and respect your chosen spiritual life style. You are doing good! 🙂
Your spiritual responsibility is for yourself. If other BKs feel different or have different opinions about your doings, that is their issue. Baba’s teaching is:”Don’t look at others.”
Be patient, have tolerance and wait for the right moment to move on. Don’t do anything out of compulsion or sudden emotions of the day. Being with God, is not to be in a physical place. It is a state of consciousness.
Every day is different and we feel different, but you will know that this (Brahmin life) is your “true” call in life when despite the obstacles you have been able to “survive.” Life will offer you avenues, be alert to see them and courageous to take them at the right time.