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Reader remark: Sharing a song

Brother, one of the songs I have always liked ‘A Whole New World’ from Alladin, re-read the lyrics again recently and it perfectly described how I was feeling, understood it in a new light. However, just today read Dadi Janki’s ‘No One Should Pull My Intellect’ dated 24.5.2013 where DJ states: Baba spoke about the stories of God, the Friend, of Hatamtai (putting a bead in the mouth -don’t say anything) and Allah-Avaldin (Aladdin), God the One who creates the kingdom. So was inspired to read the symbolic meaning of the genie and lamp and share the link and lyrics of the song. http://suite101.com/article/aladdin-and-the-magic-lamp—meaning-and-symbolism-a344878 A Whole New World – From Alladin I can show you the world Shining, shimmering, splendid Tell me, princess, now when did You last let your heart decide? I can open your eyes Take you wonder by wonder Over, sideways and under On a magic carpet ride A whole new world A new fantastic point of view No one to tell us no Or where to go Or say we’re only dreaming A whole new world A dazzling place I never knew But when I’m way up here It’s crystal clear That now I’m in a whole new world with you Now I’m in a whole new world with you Unbelievable sights Indescribable feeling Soaring, tumbling, freewheeling Through an endless diamond sky A whole new world Don’t you dare close your eyes A hundred thousand things to see Hold your breath – it gets better I’m like a shooting star I’ve come so far I can’t go back to where I used to be A whole new world Every turn a surprise With new horizons to pursue Every moment red-letter I’ll chase them anywhere There’s time to spare Let me share this whole new world with you A whole new world That’s where we’ll be A thrilling chase A wondrous place For you and me.

Dear soul,

Thank you for sharing that song… I am sure many sisters and even perhaps some brothers will feel inspired by it… 🙂
The romantic feeling to “fall in love” is great, specially if the beloved one is God. There you have the image of Brahma Baba to put a male body to God and there you have a love story … 🙂

As far as I am concerned, God is beyond genders and even though we are trapped in that duality, in this world we need to learn to balance those 2 energies (male and female) and live as complements of each other.

To fall in love is an indescribable feeling, but to depend on another for our own happiness is to be trapped in dependencies, it is a dream where only those who wake up will know.

Godly, divine knowledge is meant to emerge the qualities in us of a master of the self. That means not to be dependent on anyone, not even in God… now, that is the God that I know of; completely altruistic and not looking for “dependents,” but emerging the “master almighty authorities” in us.

Of course, there is a time when a child needs a Father to grow and a teenager a boyfriend to feel self-respect; but there is a time where adulthood comes and then things change. Your friend are the divine energies- God- knowledge and the Drama. That is the time when we have to do things “ourselves,” as a master of the self. No one can take the steps for us.

Such is life. Such is spiritual life as well.

Best wishes!

Question: Once my friend’s senior complained the higher authorities about his official performance. When my friend came to know about it, he tried to know the exact reasons/grounds for the same complaint from his senior. But that senior, never gave any reason for it despite a lot efforts made by my friend. My friend genuinely tried to get the feedback of his senior so that conflicts/misunderstanding can be resolved to enhance team as well as individual performance. I could not understand, why my friend’s senior did not talk to him personally, fairly and clearly? Why did he spread bad words about my friend’s personal and professional life in office in his absence. Why did that senior keep on changing his statements every time my friend tried to resolve the issue? I believe Honesty is the best policy, even if it hurts. My friend is hurt. Kindly explain the both parties’ stand in relation to honesty. Thanks a lot.

Thank you for your question!

Honesty is one of those words that we like to throw at someone so we can feel “right” about things.
In Gyan, we know that everything is “cause and effect.” There is a “cause” for your friend to feel and experience what he is experiencing. Likewise, whatever his “senior” is doing, will have a consequence. That is the way it works. There are no “victims;” therefore, to take sides is not advisable.

At the same time, everyone has their own perception of what they are willing to “fight for.” That is in their roles. Your friend may fight for something that his “senior” will avoid and defend.

Honesty is related with a congruence of thoughts, words, actions and feelings. When they are the same, we are being honest. When there is a discrepancy on any of those, we are “acting.”

In other words, if you want to be “bad”…be bad 100%. Don’t hold back. You’ll pay the price of your activities, but you will be “honest” with what you feel, think,talk and act.

The same applies if we want to be “good.” The unfortunate state of affairs is that we are “mixed,” that means that we are not truly honest as you can appreciate in the story that you just shared.

Best wishes!