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The world of Ideals is the world of the mind

Just as Justice is an ideal, a pretty word, a political correct term, a word worshipped by all  “who are seeking  freedom, peace and harmony in the world”… Similarly, freedom, peace and harmony are more ideals to strive, to achieve, concepts to define… food for the busy mind.

Is man a free being?
“Well, we just celebrated 4th of July, the day of American independence. Of course, those living in America are free men since 1776.”
What about black men? Weren’t they slaves even after “independence”?
What about homosexuals? Do they have the same rights as “free” men?

Any other label to divide?
The ideal is there. We could celebrate it, but reality is something different.
Observe the limits of freedom: Gender, race, nationality, etc, etc. The definition of what “men” are is feeble and so is the ideal.

In the consciousness of most, to be “free” means to roam around as a wireless signal. That is the extent of freedom most people are aware of.

There is also freedom from the known. That is for the few.
That is the freedom from beliefs, traditions, isms, dogmas, etc.
You could be confined, but still free.

There is also the freedom of not BEING. That is to BE the unexpected, the unusual, the formless like the waters of the Ocean.
That type of freedom is known by even fewer.

Are you free to select your type of freedom?
For most, as long as you can roam around, everything is OK. Most care less if they are slaves of the TV, the religion, the office routine, the entertainment, junk food, the drug industry, the marketing for the masses. Paradoxically, those same individuals are proud of their “freedom.”

What about Peace?  Same ideal.
No wars equal peace for most. Even though most don’t say “hello” to a stranger anymore for fear. Is fear a conduit for Peace?
Is the ideal of peace something to attain? Something to work on? Something to teach to others?
We are teaching fear, we watch fear as entertainment through all forms of violence. Fear is taking away our freedom.

As long as there is fear, there cannot be peace nor freedom.
What fear? Fear of thy neighbor. Fear of death. Fear of being alone. Fear of god. Fear of not being good enough. Fear of not fitting in… Fear of living day by day.

Fear is not an ideal. It is a reality. If we do not face that reality in ourselves then freedom, peace and harmony can only be pretty words to talk about.

Yes, I could repeat to myself: ” I am a peaceful being,” but until “I” face the reality by being AWARE of it…we will smell fear, the “reality” behind our ideals.

Spiritual Efforts: “You have to remain very firm in the disciplines, and also be fully independent.”

This is another Avyakt Murli which is self-explanatory when we have experienced gyan in our lives.

I understand this one, because I have experienced this Murli in my own life. The code of conduct is what keep us in the “race” in a numberwise manner. To learn to be “by yourself” and at “ease with yourself,” is something learned in this knowledge as well. The world doesn’t know about this, as a matter of fact, many individuals without the experience of “detachment,” will think that “detachment” is “bad, unhealthy, crazy, etc.” when for all practical purposes, detachment is part of love. Part of understanding our eternal journey of continuity, of moving, of flowing. Not to understand this fact of life and to try to “possess,” to cling to something is truly unhealthy…but under our society “norms and expectations,” is considered “normal.” 🙂

Note that Baba is explaining the meaning of being independent. There is independence within a relationship. There is no independence without a relationship. That is called “isolation.”

Nice, sweet and short avyakt Murli.

Avyakt Murli, April 24, 1969
Are all of you happy and content? Is there any need to ask about your well-being? BapDada thinks that there should be no need to ask this any more, because all the children have now grown up. Each of you has now put on the crown of responsibility for changing hell into heaven. One who wears a crown asks others about their well-being. When you become the kings of satyug you will ask your subjects about their well-being. So you have to be filled with that sanskar here. The sanskars that you fill yourself with now will continue for many births. And within those, the main sanskar is that of being independent. Being independent does not mean that you do not depend on the disciplines of the divine relationships. You have to remain very firm in the disciplines, and also be fully independent.
To the extent that you keep yourself tied by the code of conduct of the Brahmin clan, accordingly you will remain loving and detached. The main code of conduct is to follow shrimat, and everything is included in that. If you let go of the code of conduct, you move yourself away from the clan, and there isn’t the intoxication of being a Brahmin. Shrimat is only one word, but it has very great significance. Shrimat tells you what thoughts you should have, how you should see, how you should speak, with what consciousness you have to perform actions, how you have to eat food. Shrimat even tells about how you should sleep; you have to be in remembrance first and then fall asleep. It is the code of conduct of shrimat to check your chart and then go to sleep. You know what the code of conduct is even in terms of thoughts. everything is included in that. So check every action. What is your attitude, vision, and consciousness? Every aspect should be within the code of conduct. In some cases you have to set yourself free, and in some cases you have to tie yourself. This temporary, sweet bondage liberates you from many other bondages. Look at your daily chart, check it, and move forward. All of you are going to look after kingdoms in the future. So can those who are going to look after others not look after themselves? If you cannot look after your chart, how will you look after a kingdom?

COMMENTS: Shrimat is the sweet bondage that liberate us from other bondages. That Shrimat is represented by a code of conduct which starts in our thoughts, vision, attitude and actions. Checking the self is not “normal,” in a society when checking others is preferred. This “new” knowledge requires that we unlearn many aspects and that takes time. Note how the emphasis is on transforming sasnkaras. However, this is not a process that occurs through “learning,” for we already have those sanskaras in us. It is about emerging them by….remembrance.

Comment: Greeting s of Love and Peace. It is requested to provide at the earliest (if possible), some articles in Hindi related to Independence day for doing Baba’s service, at local level. Thank You

Thank you for your request.
Fortunately, there is an article which i wrote sometime ago which is here and which will be reproduced below and it is related to the Upcoming “Indian Independence” from British rule. All in the context of Karma.
I am sorry, but I do not know Hindi, but you could use the “translation feature” in this site to translate it into Hindi and feel free to modify it; however, if it is in a language other than English, it cannot be said that “I” wrote it; for in translation the meaning is lost unless, I do it myself. 🙂

I would like to add that this role typically do not write “articles upon request.” Inspiration drives me as well as some magical touchings from “up above,” i hope… 🙂

Let me go deeper into these concepts of karma by giving the example of Mohandas Gandhi’s life.
Had the opportunity to watch the film “Gandhi” (1982) on my trip back from Madhuban. I truly recommend this film, specially for “double foreigners.”

Taking for granted that this film gave a fair account on his life, I could say that from a gyani perspective, to be murdered is a sign of having done something to deserve that end in life.

Let us forget about the title: “Mahatma.” If you consider titles, degrees and all of that stuff, our learning will be biased. “Gandhi was a great man. Look what he has done. He gave India his independence from the Englishmen.”

“Independence” is a nice word which hides slaughter, when in politics. There are many of such men who have given “independence” to other countries. It was the war of the “white, christian European man” against everyone else. What was unique in Gandhi’s way, was his so called : “ahimsa.” or “total non-violence.”

When we understand karma and gyan, we can see that Gandhi employed violence. Resistance, although without fighting back, is violence. In gyan we learn this lesson all the time. If I resist something, that will build up until it will overcome me and I will indulge into it, or it will make me “die” through fear or through a physical disease. Understanding is usually the right method.

Gandhi’s approach was to resist the violence inflicted in them . That is a way of self violence. Not only that, but the goal of 100% “non physical violence” usually failed. There were many people murdered due to this resistance. Many lives lost in this “utopia” type of pursue.

At the end, the Englishmen left India. Victory? No. Muslims and Hindus started their own fight for supremacy within India. The goal of reaching non violence with violent individuals is just not possible.
If we overcome this, then we have the Indian caste system and the reason why many Hindus convert into Christianity (for Christianity every man is equal under the eyes of God.) In the western world division is made by the way you look. In India, by the “Dharma” that you profess.

Then, Gandhi fasted. More self violence, so others will stop their violence of fighting against each other. Gandhi put himself to the point of abusing his own body’s health.

From the spiritual perspective, there is nothing honorable and good that can happen out of violence. It is not possible ( We conquer the world through the power of yoga and not through violence.) However, from the Drama point of view, all of these sequences of violence were necessary. All of that bloodshed was needed, for changes happened through that suffering. The Drama is “benevolent,” the means are devoid of moral standards.

Most of those souls who were “fighters” for freedom, were assassinated.
Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy, etc, etc…and lesser known individuals. That “freedom” is not real “freedom.” Politics is not the way to become spiritual, but in the tamopradhan world, politics is the way to “enlightenment.”

Perhaps some souls here who admired Gandhi will feel a bit upset by these comments. Gandi had lots of will power, lots of desires to help his “own” people and had a lot of inner wisdom… He just didn’t have spiritual knowledge, for if he would have had that, he wouldn’t attempt to pursue “fake freedom” instead of real freedom, which is, freedom from the vices. A violent man cannot be free.

The law of karma gives a return. It is not meant to praise some individuals according to people’s perceived greatness. The title “Mahatma” is not something giving by the Drama or Baba, it is given by violent human beings, who perceive violence only when “giving” but are unable to see violence on the “taking.” For a spiritual aware individual, to “give” is to “take.” Same thing different form.