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Readers’s remarks: On fear

From: http://bkgyan.com/2012/08/12/question-how-to-get-rid-of-the-fear-for-the-unknown-and-to-work-to-the-best-of-ones-abilities/

Reader:
“I do not ‘fear’ death but the ‘suffering’ before death.. For example prolonged illness, caught under the rubbles after an earthquake/miners trapped in a collapsed mine.

I know many BKs have this fear of who is going to look after me when I am sick? I know the Yagya cannot look after each and; every soul. Souls should not take advantage of the Yagya. BKs have to look after themselves…….save for rainy day, take out insurance etc, etc

Most of the time it is the lokiks whom they end up with. Although we are supposed to forget our body and; bodily relations it is the bodily relations who end up looking after us. Paradox!”

Avyakt7 responds:

The mind can imagine many things and once the “thing” appears, we could realize that we had the capacity to confront it. One of the things that we need to understand is that any test in life is for a particular soul to experience and that soul has the capacity to go through it. We have experienced many types of sufferings and we are still here. 🙂

Also, we know about the law of karma and the Sakar murli has mentioned: “If you give sorrow, you will die in sorrow.” Therefore, it is not a matter of being afraid but a matter of “settling those accounts” and improving our current and next life. This is spiritual “save for a rainy day.” 🙂

As far as being “taken care of.” One of the things the Murli pointed out today (SM 8-13-12) is” We belong to God, so why should be afraid of anything.” Is this just another talk? or you really feel that?
I hope that we do not see the Brahma Kumaris organization as the only “place to be.” You are a Brahmin soul, the Drama will provide at this time. “Your horoscope have changed.”
All we need is an open mind. Not everyone is meant to live at a center or to dress in white wearing a badge as a nun or a monk. That is not what a spiritual life is all about.

It is not for me. I have no expectations on anyone to take care of me, but if i end up with my “lokiks,” let it be, that is not the only possibility. I see more than just “lokiks” or the “BK organization.” It is a matter of vision. Have faith that the best will happen to you.

The Sakar murli taught us “separation,” to make a distinction between “black and white.” the Avyakt Murlis are teaching us that we cannot have preferences. We have to embrace both sides, lokiks and alokiks. That is spirituality.

The issue is that many BKs remain in the “separation” part and believe that to be “accurate.” Spirituality is meant to embrace. We cannot do that if we make differences.
One more thing: Faith in God means faith in the Drama, and that means, faith in the self. It is all in one. When we have courage, the Father helps…Paradox! 🙂

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Comments on Avyakt Murli 7-22-12

1) Contentment is a sign of perfection (2-7-75)
2) A stable stage while seated in the seat of faith. (2-8-75)

Both Murlis today are completely related. Packed with many points of gyan ready to be churned and imbibed. 🙂 This churning today will be a bit deeper.

Interestingly, both Murlis go along with the points shared yesterday about “Do you know if you know?” 🙂 (We are in the same page!)

The goal in this Murli as a sign of perfection is the experience of “Contentment.” The theme then, perfection.
In the second Murli Baba clarifies that we need to burn all of our weaknesses in the fire of deep love. Therefore, contentment is a “virtue” in progress. As weaknesses are being burnt away, so our contentment increases.
Easily we could see that “dying alive” is nothing else but burning those weaknesses, the old sankaras which are trapping us. As Baba mentioned in the first Murli, we should realize that sanskaras are changing automatically in time. We should be able to observe that in ourselves.

However, through our awaraness we are “expediting” and focusing on that process according to time. The Paradox being that “nothing could be expedited, for everything happens according to time.” :-)This is a deep point to churn for those who would like to figure out what is the Drama all about. It is related with the point: “Pay attention and do not be in tension.”

Therefore to be content, we need to be “empty” first of those “tamo” (degraded) sankaras. This is dying alive. It is a process of feeling contentment while burning away the old things.

Baba also mentioned about the path of “knowing” to reach that contentment. There is knowledge which needs to be experienced at the practical level (point #2 out of the 4, in the second Murli) as well as the movement of sanskaras changing in time (mentioned in the first Murli.)

That goes along with “faith.” (Second Murli) which has the support of knowledge. It is not blind faith. BapDada mentioned that we need to accept the Father as He presents to us in His current form in time. This has a different meaning according to our experience. That is our recognition is different from soul to soul (numberwise.)
Also, to see that knowledge is experiential. It is not meant to be mechanical repetition of points. To recognize ourselves inside this knowledge, our roles and our behavior according to time (form.) The fourth point was about the recognition of this special time. Therefore, when there is recognition of all of those points, we have faith in the intellect.

Recognize the Father, experience of gyan, recognize the self, recognize time.

Once gyan is experienced, we can move into understanding what is “going on,” that is our vision needs to change. Baba mentioned in the first Murli as having “the eyes filled with love, cooperation and pure feelings of mercy” for discontented souls. This happens when there is understanding of why there are discontented souls through the experience of knowledge. Again, this process does not happen at the intellectual level but as weaknesses are burnt, a “new light” starts to sparkle in the soul. A new understanding, a realization.

Another example about changing vision through understanding is explained in the second Murli: Do we move because the instruments of destruction move, or are we; the instruments of establishment “running the show”? That change in vision will make me see that I have a task to perform, a purpose at this time and I need to focus on that task which will be instrumental for the other side of the coin to come along as well. There cannot be one side without the other. Both come together. Both are required. Baba wants us to take “charge” in our task of establishment.

Once our vision has been changed through understanding, then we are ready to “learn” a new way, or form; which Baba mentions in the first Murli as the main method to keep everyone content. We need to “mould” our sankaras according to time. That is the form, the method, which shows us that we have learned. We need to be like gold, malleable, ductile, changing to be in tune with others according to time and situation.

Our contentment is related with others as well. It is a relationship, thus Baba urges us to have “unlimited” relationships with othe souls, to experience practically how our inner contentment is able to influence others as well. This is not about theory only.

Another example of changing “form” through learning is to check ourselves. As we become closer to perfection, those little “stains” or weaknesses will be obvious and they will become “brighter” to others. Checking is learning; that is the form, the method.

That is to know.

This is what knowledge brings, thus the slogan supports this journey:
“Imbibe the power of knowledge and the obstacles will accept defeat instead of waging war on you.”