Tagged: intellect

Question: I know that the intellect is used to focus the mind and to analyse the thoughts which come from the mind. Therfore, I don’t understand precisely what is the signification of this point from the murlis : “All the knowledge is in your intellect children…” It means that the intellect is able to store information like a memory…? Thank you in advance for your help.

Thank you for your question!
Dear soul,

We can get easily carried away by words… “intellect focus the mind and anlyzes thoughts” sounds good. Those words could make you look like an erudite, a scientist, a psychologist, etc. According to Raja Yoga gyan, we know that knowledge is one of the characteristics of a soul (along with peace, bliss, etc.)

It was mentioned here before: “We do not learn, we remember.” Therefore, “knowledge is already in the intellect of the children” in a numberwise manner. The only reason why a BK soul “accepts” this knowledge is because it has experienced what Gyan proposes. A Bk soul has that experience because gyan is already “recorded” in the role of that soul. The chicken or the egg dilemma. What is first Gyan or the experience of what gyan proposes? ๐Ÿ™‚

We have learned through “school” that we “learn” stuff and accumulate that info in our memory. That is not true, although it “appears to be.” We cannot “learn” something “new.” We cannot add something “new.” Otherwise, roles wouldn’t exist and then we will go back into the discusion of “free will vs. predestination,” which only add a layer of confusion if we have not realized Ego. Once we realize Ego at some level, the confusion is gone and those 2 “bad words,” (predestination and free will) will be out of our vocabulary and only left for those who are unaware of Ego.

That is why, when we try to interpret this “new” knowledge based on what “school” and society has told us before, we will not be able to experience the “newness” of Gyan unless we put aside what we think we know. That information becomes a handicap for a new experience. Paradoxically, to learn means to unlearn. ๐Ÿ™‚

Best wishes!

Question: Wonderful website… the nice thing is that this one wants to remain anonymous. In the recent revised Avayakt Murli guessing its 1975 batch which was read on 10th February 2013 want your thoughts on the following “Give yourself (Kadha) severe Punishment so that you do not have to face it in the end” What could this be.. I know it depends on what your action is.. but wanted to understand what baba was trying to communicate here

Thank you for your kind words and for your question.

Dear soul,

It was explained in the “Comments” for that avyakt Murli in a very vague way. I will be ore specific now.
First, Baba’s children have different types of intellects, just as when a teacher has many types of students.
Baba’s teachings from the beginning has been geared towards the ones who do not have / do not need an intellectual grasp of Gyan.
Therefore, the simplicity in language is extreme; although, if we take that simplicity at “face value” we will run into many issues.

The idea of “self punishment,” is an extreme view. This idea has been used by Christianity as well, however in this case BapDada was bringing our attention to a particular behavior without being specific about it, in my understanding.

It appears that in the setting in 1975, some children were making “mistakes” with “purity,” and they were “OK” with it; hiding it. It appears to me through the context that onanism was going on. That is not celibacy. That is why BapDada was emphasizing to “punish yourself, to avoid further punishment.”

Best wishes!

Question: dear brother, shivani ben says its the thots we create that cause feelings and then so on but u insist on feelings more, so is it that feelings bring thoughts?

Thank you for your question!

Dear soul,

Who is first, the chicken or the egg? ๐Ÿ™‚
You say that Sis. Shivani thinks is the chicken. You say that I insist that it is the egg. ๐Ÿ™‚
Actually none of them are first, none of them originates the other. It is a circle with no beginning.
Thoughts originate feelings and feelings originates thoughts… See?

Who is first a sanskara, the mind or the intellect?

Who is first, being or non-being?
๐Ÿ™‚

Best wishes!