The question of “my fortune” or “making my own effort,” usually comes up in souls who have thought a bit about the concept of predestination.
Question: If everything is predestined, how is it possible then to be “my effort?” that is the million rupees question! 🙂
Then the “typical” politically correct answers will say something like:” You don’t know what you did in the last cycle, so you have to make effort.” But then we hear something like: “What Baba can do, if that is in the child’s fortune!”
Then, my favor politically correct answer, arrives: “It is your responsibility/effort before something happens. After that something has happened, then it is Drama/predestination.”
Sounds good huh? 🙂
At the same time, that answer proves that what is truly important is not the “before” or “after,” but the “NOW.”
Neither what happened yesterday nor my golden age status, but “now.”
Now that we have a better handle on duality, then we can understand something else; we can really grasp the concepts of “being and non-being.”
Those words weren’t my invention. Quantum physics talks about it as well as some scriptures.
Since predestination (Drama) is the opposite of “Free will,” /”my effort.” Then… we can see that both concepts are complementary of each other, just like day and night. That is duality….
So… it is “my effort” or it is “my fortune”?
Both at the same time… 🙂
Any rational, logical analysts out there who cannot understand that concept of “unity of opposites”?
Of course, all this rationality is just to display the illusion of “power of words.” In reality those concepts are just a description… just information… words… their utility resides in making us “think.” 🙂 and keep the mind busy with knowledge…
The experience of living life is beyond those things. That is why the key is to experience the “being,” the self first… so then, we are ready for “non-being.” 🙂
Wait a minute… Baba hasn’t mentioned those words… that is your Buddhist, Taoist, Sufi, New Age “manmat”! 🙂
Being is the awareness of our existence. The physical world. Non-being is the soul world. Seet? 🙂
Spirituality is beyond religions…
Many times when explaining knowledge we may try to convince others that it is “good” to go to the Golden age, the “true heaven,” and if you go at the beginning of it, then you will get “VIP seating” so you can watch the Golden show while in the company of no one else but Narayan and his beautiful wife, Lakshmi. Then you will enjoy 2500 years of “commercial free” bliss and peace, drinking mango juice, singing and dancing along the river Jamuna in the “unlimited party” for the next 20 births…
Then you wonder why the Drama didn’t create a “theater” big enough to house more than 900,000 souls at the beginning of the Golden age. Why is the Drama so “elitist” and at least provide additional seating for others at a “convenient early-bird fee.” (extra purification through Dharamraj, comes to mind for those willing to watch the show no matter what.)
If you are not a BK or a scientist (Scientist sanskaras as always in demand, even in Paradise) chances to get into the Golden club are null. I mean it is easier to get into the USA through the immigration lottery than what it is to get into the Golden age without being a BK first.
Therefore, how do we rationalize the fact, that John Doe didn’t have in his Drama to understand BK gyan, even though he was considered a good guy, who spent every Sunday watching his kids play baseball at the nearby park. He was a “family guy,” God fearing person, donating his time into “big brothers and big sisters,” but he didn’t get to understand Gyan. He wasn’t ready to accept some foreigner story about a Heaven that didn’t look like what he was taught in the holy Bible, “his religion.”
It wasn’t in his fortune. Sorry. Try harder next time. 🙂
The issue is that there is no “next time.”
What we forget many times is that every soul has a different capacity to experience. The happiness which John Doe will experience in his first couple of births sometime in the middle of the copper age, that will be enough. That is his capacity. Likewise, there is no much sorrow for him. He is a nice guy who likes to watch TV like everyone else, but making sure that his kids become “someone” in life. John works for for his family and he is an advocate for “Green Earth,” and “Save the Koala” among others.
Will John Doe miss the show of watching Narayan in day 1? Not a bit. That is something that John Doe is not “wired” to understand. That is out of his programming “chip.”
Yeah, but John will be sitting around idle in the soul world for a good 3500 years, while a BK soul is “living life in the big city” on Earth…. And partying “like it was 1999…” 🙂
It is not quite like that. There is no perception of time in the soul world. It is the same sensation when we go to bed and sleep. It appears that only a couple of hours have gone by, but we slept 8 hours instead. In the meantime, for a BK soul their part of bliss and peace had changed into “half and half,” so when Joe awakens, he will be full of pep and ready to “conquer the world,” while Mr. BK will be a bit sluggish and fearful after that little destruction episode at the end of the Silver age.
It is all relative. No one gains more than anyone else. It is just different experiences according to capacity.
No one loses anything, no one gains anything; our capacity will be fulfilled both ways, going up and going down. That is the beauty of predestination in the game of duality.
Relax and let it happen. “Get out of the way,” that is get the ego out and things will flow where they need to. It couldn’t be easier than this or more beneficial. It is guaranteed… or your “money back.”
Note: For those not familiar with BK knowledge, there are 3 terms that need to be understood at the intellectual level and at the practical level as well. Sanskaras, karma and Drama.
In brief, sanskaras are our tendencies in life: likes and dislikes, ways of being, etc.
Karma are activities that we perform which have a consequence. It means: “action.”
The “Drama” is how life goes. Bill Gates dropped out of College, however; he made a software empire.
Bob Simpleton, dropped out of college and now he is flipping burgers at McDonald’s. What made the difference? Is intelligence/drive/luck something that we can alter at will or it is “fortune”? That is Drama.
1. The soul has sanskaras: Good and Bad
2. Karma is neutral, sinful or just actions. Then you have “elevated actions.”
3. The Drama is beneficial.
Are those 3 lines above familiar ? Yes, those lines belong to the Raja Yoga course 101; also known as the “7 day course.”
Let us go a bit into the depth of those 3 lines.
If in fact the Drama is beneficial, then no matter what activities are performed through having a sanskara (good or bad,) that activity will still be beneficial. No matter what kind of Karma is performed, there is benefit in that. Otherwise, if there is not benefit, then the Drama cannot be called beneficial. 🙂
When we are learning the introduction to Raja Yoga, it is good to “separate” those 3 concepts:
The soul has sanskaras. We perform actions (Karma.) The Drama is predestined. Then, we can add some “morality” to those concepts : Good and Bad sanskaras, good and bad karma and “unfortunate/fortunate Drama,” in that way, we could strive to “shape up” and to be on the line of “good” and God.
The interesting point is that Sanskaras come already with the soul and they will play according to time. This is what the popular saying in BK circles refer to as: “The thought came in my mind…”
Please be aware of this. We are going deep here. This is not elementary Raja yoga.
We have been in the cycle of time going in “automatic pilot” for the last 4,900 years. Then, all of the sudden, we finally get this knowledge which tells us that we need to “elevate ourselves,” that is the call according to time.
As we were experiencing “entropy” or going “down the ladder,” the “bad sanskaras” entered on the “Unlimited stage.” Not all of the sudden, but increasing little by little. Is this good or bad? Is this sinful or blessed?
It is just necessary. Part of the play, the Drama. There is no need to add “morality” to something which is necessary and will repeat again. Please let us keep this point in mind, if you have been following this so far.
Now, we realize that we need to change, to transform. We hear: “transform your actions,” is it really “our actions” which need to be transformed? NO… That is a categorical NO.
We need to emerge Sanskaras according to time. Golden aged ones which are closer to the original qualities of the soul. (therefore, the fire of love towards Baba or transformation through gyan, love or a relationship as Baba mentioned in the Avyakt Murli from 7-8-12)
We cannot perform sinful actions unless we have sinful sanskaras as well. In other words, sinful sanskaras means, sinful actions (karma.) That Karma becomes the Drama of that individual or group of individuals. Note that I am using the word “sinful” for illustrative purposes only, not to add “morality” to it.
Therefore, Karma are really sanskaras. It is the same “flea just in a different dog.” When that flea jumps into several dogs in time, we call that “hobbie” as Drama.
Let us remember then the importance of a sanskara.
Our minds have been trained to just see 2 states: “On or off,” “good or bad, ” scientific or non-scientific.” That is a very limited view of something which is “unlimited;” Real life according to gyan.
A sanskara produces a thought which then manifests in the physical realm into an action. That action is not “individual” It is meshed together with other reactions and potential actions. Even in the Golden age, actions are neutral (no give and take as we usually say) but, there is degradation of that activity. In other words, little by little there will be give and take, just as a day changes into night. This is neither good nor bad. Just necessary. Part of the “3D-movie,” with surround sound and panoramic screen. 🙂
Now, we can see how sanskaras are related with karma and Drama. They cannot be separated for it is the “seed” expanding into a fruit. The fruit is in the seed already.