Life only brings episodes to our own lives which are a consequence of previous deeds, of previous “choosing.”
What “I” make happen is what happens to “me.”
Life is a continuous choice. That is a perspective on life. The perspective of “I” the “doer.”
Even when we choose not to do anything, we are choosing. No action is a form of action.
In some spiritual circles, there may be the idea that we “should not open any more karmic accounts. That we should settle all karmic accounts at this time.”
Please see that “choosing” to close something, which is the consequence of our previous deeds, has no meaning. It is plain rejection of our own consequences. There is no settlement there, just postponing.
For example, life may bring a person to us. Perhaps we met that person “randomly.” If we have the thought that “I need to close doors” for that person may open a “karmic account,” in all truth; that action of rejection will open further karmic accounts.
We are continuously choosing under this “reality.”
Every “actor” in life has something to teach us, something to make us aware of our own selves., when we are looking, observing. When we have this perspective of learning and wanting to know more about ourselves, we need to be open, we need to let “actors play their parts. In the movie of life.”
We also need to clearly know, when our own “part” in life starts.
Ben felt lonely. He desired to meet a female companion in his life. Anne, was another lonely person wishing to meet her “other” half.
Life brought those two desires together and both people got to know each other by “mistake.”
Ben accepted the opportunity to meet Anne. Ben wanted to take things slowly, one step at a time. Ben had a previous rejection in a relationship. Ben loved that other person, but she left.
Ben needed time to know Anne. Time to forget and forgive. Time to heal.
Anne on the other hand, had other plans in her life. Even though her desire to meet that person was there; her ideas of pursuing “better things” in the future were overwhelming. She had an idea in mind about how things “ought to happen.”
Anne experienced an internal fight within herself. Her emotions started to break down.
Anne rejected Ben at first; later Anne succumbed to her own desires. After sometime, her desires built up and they were out of control. Anne missed the opportunity to observe her own “weaknesses” in action. Her need for company and affection were very strong.
If Anne would have acknowledged her strong desire for company, things could have been easier on her. That lack of sincerity with herself was the cause of further issues.
Things turned around. Anne pursued Ben endlessly. Anne thought that she loved him like she has never loved anyone else. She thought about that “anguish like” sensation of not being close to Ben, to be true love.
Anne went too fast for Ben. She was almost running over his comfort zone. Ben finished that relationship.
Anne was devastated.
In the reality of “I,” there is continually a choice in life. Because there is choosing, there are consequences which will be felt by that “I.”
Note that Ben gave the opportunity, the chance for life to unfold. He accepted life and “acted” when life showed him the “raw” portrait of Anne. Ben did not act out of beliefs, but out of knowing what life brought to him at different times.
Every act has a timing, which needs to be respected.
Knowing ourselves first, brings the chance to know the illusion of the “I” as ego.
Without that ego, there are no more choices.
There is no one choosing. No effects, because there is no one “acting.”
This is a different perspective on life, a different experience, a different consciousness.
Om Shanti. Dear Brother, As I’m a new Brahmin Soul, I got this doubt. How come the supreme soul can clear our karmic accounts when we are in his remembrance. May be we can receive the fruit of remembrance in an other way rather than clearing our karmic accounts. If his remembrance is clearing our accounts means, the Law of Karma is not applied here because what we have to get the return for what we have done in the past 2500 years. How can we get 2 benefits( clearing past account as well as bright future) at a time? My other doubt is : Is supreme soul is also bound by the drama i.e Drama is more powerful than supreme soul? Another doubt : I know that still I’m in body consciousness and I have to make effort to reach soul consciousness state. My view of Supreme soul (shiva baba) as a male (in a subtle way or subconsciously) is obstructing my progress? What are the signs when we reach soul consciousness stage. I feel that not becoming angry (in any situation) or no lustful thoughts etc. are not the signs of soul consciousness state. we can experience something more when we reach the soul consciousness state. What is your view on this?
Thank you for your great questions!
Karmic accounts will always work as supposed. Remembrance allow us to experience a soul conscious stage by submerging older sanskaras (vices.) Let us say that you fall in love with a sister at the center. That is a karmic account. You cannot feel the same feeling for anyone else. Karmic account. Your love is not reciprocal. That is suffering. A Karmic account. Let us say that in that suffering you engage yourself in remembrance, little by little that attraction goes away because the account is being settled. There is still suffering but it is “less than before.” A point will come when that attraction will go away. The karmic account is over. The interchange of suffering with remembrance allow us to settle a karmic account. That have “cleared our karmic account” with that person in this particular item. At the same time, with less karmic accounts to deal with, then soul consciousness will appear naturally. Let us remember that we are not soul conscious totally until karmic accounts are settled. that is what experiencing “punishment” means (Dharamraj) it means that some karmic accounts are remaining. Less Karmic accounts to settle, means greater soul consciousness. On that basis, the “status” is given; that is the “return.” (bright future as you mentioned.)
On your second item; the words “more powerful,” are not accurate. God belongs into the Drama. This is not a question of who is more powerful? (Usually we can see this in the Q/A of a Sakar Murli) for the Drama is not “someone,” like God. There are many comments in Sakar Murlis in this blog, where it is pointed out that the “praise” of the Drama should be given rather than God’s alone; but then; remembrance is not about the Drama; but to remember God (His nature) so we can remember ourselves.
On your last question, less vices means more soul consciousness. Many times we try to “act” virtuous. That is artificial. Paradoxically, the way to emerge those virtues, is through remembrance. Therefore, more remembrance, greater soul consciousness. Thta is why, this knowledge is about soul consciousness, that is remembrance, that is about settling karmic accounts. We settle those accounts by suffering (experience) or by yoga (remembrance) usually it is a combination of both.
Thank you for your question!
The Brahmin code of conduct is not to have financial dealings among the spiritual family. It is better to go to a bank and pay their interest on a loan and resolve any financial issues that way than to ask someone privately.
I would suggest to follow the BK code of conduct when dealing with individuals who are not Brahmin souls. The reason is that you are opening yourself to deal with the popular: “You scratch my back, I will scratch your back.” Meaning that people may not ask you for money back, but they may “demand” for you to return the favor. That will put you in a bad spot.
There may be some exceptions to the above, but that is on a “case by case” scenario and according to your own “karma.”
In my experience, as we become more engaged into spirituality, material needs are reduced. You will not be “lured” by material gifts. You may accept them if they are something small in value as appreciation and to keep someone happy and then give it to someone else. The important point is that no one should fulfill a “need” in you.
If you “donate money,” please make sure that your donation gets to the cause that you want. Many times specially in this day and age, writing a check is an easy way to support an unknowing crime. It is your responsibility to follow up and make sure that those funds are being used properly; otherwise, there is a karmic return from that.
Thank you for your great question. 🙂
Usually in the Murli, Baba refers as “passing with honor” to transitioning from the corporeal world into the subtle region without the experience of suffering also known as “punishment” (by those enticed with ’emotional blackmail,’) but accurately described as “settlement.”
Baba in the Sakar Murli, brings our awareness to completing our ’84 births’ and “go back home,” without experiencing “punishment.” That is what he calls “passing with honors.”
However, according to Sakar Murlis, there are only “8 who will pass with honor.” the rest will experience “punishment in a numberwise way.”
Once we ‘depure’ our understanding, we can see that there will be “settlement” of our unsettled karmic accounts, which are the only factor that will pull us into the corporeal and thus, bring suffering.
How to proceed to “pass with honor”? 🙂 soul consciousness, which also means to “settle all of our karmic accounts.”
Both concepts are related.