In a moment when we feel rested and fully awake; If we sit down with our spine straight and with our head relaxed, eyes semi-closed as if we were aiming to look at the tip of our nose but still seeing straight ahead…then we breathe comfortably becoming aware on how our breath expands our stomach and then it automatically deflates itself… It is in the awareness of something which happens automatically, without our “doing” something; how we could understand the mystery of life for it is happening in us. The heart pumps blood automatically. The lungs breathe automatically; even while sleeping. The magic of life continuous on, without our conscious awareness.
Go deeper now. The perception of our senses is not real. The thoughts in our mind are not real, for they are based on the senses…. No thoughts, no mind, no senses, but still there is the consciousness of “something” observing, being aware of “things.”
Let us not call that consciousness “I.” It is something without a label. When we label, we think; when we think, we miss the experience of what “is.” Go into it, experience it; get acquainted with it.
That is what we need to be aware of. Now try that awareness while the noise outside and inside is going on, while the “craziness” out there is happening… Now, we are into something… 🙂
That space, that center brings its own peace and stillness.
In that awareness, there is no time, for all the outside things which bring time into our awareness are no longer part of “me.”
The timeless awareness of “I” brings a different perspective of life. A different “reality.”
This is the “exercise” to find the tranquil “Ocean of life” without ripples or waves coming and going. Here, we find the totality of all that exists in the horizon, without going away someplace to look for it.
This is to settle into the a-temporal state of being.
At that point, change; transformation of awareness happens; for when we discover more and more about ourselves, we cannot take the illusion of being “someone” anymore… that is, as long as we are aware.
I have been reviewing some Avyakt Murlis from 1969. They have so MUCH WEALTH OF PRACTICAL KNOWLEDGE.
i will be commenting on some avyakt Murlis which I feel have the potential to guide me through the practical experience of Brahma Baba.
If I had to select only one Murli out of the many, it will be this one from April 17, 1969.
Note that devotional language is out. Everything is to the point and giving practical advise which must be experienced to be understood.
Today I will comment about this avyakt Murli.
Here i go:
When you make others sit in yoga, do you have a vision of the stage of the other soul? You should be able to because you are also called trikaldarshi (‘knower of the three aspects of time’).
When you Brothers sit in yoga, when you stabilize yourself in the see seed stage, there is no need to churn the ocean of knowledge. You can churn the ocean of knowledge even whilst walking, moving, bathing and eating. The time for a heart-to-heart conversation is fixed for amrit vela. When you first sit you should spend time stabilizing yourself in the awareness of the point, and then have a heart-to-heart conversation. When you find you are not able to stabilize yourself for a long time in the awareness of the point, then catch hold of the second stage (heart-to-heart conversation). It is easy to have a subtle heart-to-heart conversation and to churn the knowledge, but difficult to stabilize yourself in the awareness of the point, but it is essential to have that stage.
COMMENT:Please see that “effort” is to learn to be stable, concentrated in what Baba calls the “awareness of the point,” which to me is a single pointed concentrated energy to feel the self. This is no “visualization of the point.” There is no experience unless we are that experience. Sure, the “heart to heart deal” is nice, sweet; BUT I want the first stage.:-)
Whatever it is that you are practicing, you will not be able to achieve it until you first firmly make yourself stable in the awareness of the point. This is why the maharathis, and especially those who are going to become the eight deities, should pay special attention. Only eight will cross the land of Dharamraj without experiencing punishment. This is the method for not experiencing punishment. The more you stay in the awareness of the point, the greater will be the change visible in your sanskars.
COMMENT: The “awareness of the point.” Another names for it are “the awareness of the soul,” the “experience of being a-temporal,” the experience of being timeless,” or simply “being.” Here BapDada is giving his “recipe” for success, for passing with honors. This is the easy way to change sanskaras. Note: It is not by “doing stuff” or by buying CDs or by “acting elevated.” It is simply in the experience of the self, the point, a-temporal; however you want to name it; you will know once you have experienced it.
Have a powerful brake. When a car has weak brakes, an accident takes place. Therefore the brake should be powerful. The point of the drama should be very firm in your every task. When you stabilize yourself in the awareness of the point, a sparkle will be visible on your forehead.
By staying in this stage, you will automatically become introverted. And solitude will pull you even when you are not especially practicing it. Even while you are performing actions, there will be the experience that solitude is pulling you. You can experience this stage even whilst talking. However, unless you have the practice of sitting in solitude, you will not be able to experience this stage whilst performing actions. When you used to go in front of the corporeal form, there was the feeling of being drawn by solitude and introversion. You even relate that sometimes it seemed as though there was nothing but light. Even whilst talking there was only light visible everywhere. This is the impact of the awareness of the point. When others have this experience through you, your life will be seen as unique, alokik. Knowledge becomes merged internally when you remain stable in the awareness of the point, just as for the deities you say that they do not have knowledge in an emerged form, that is, there will not be any expansion. Expansion is merged within the seed, and so the awareness of the point means the awareness of the seed stage. Everything is merged in the seed, and when the seed is sown in the earth, everything emerges. In the same way, all knowledge is merged in the awareness of the point. It emerges when you come down. When you have the awareness of the point, your stage remains full.
COMMENT: BapDada is describing what it feels like. Once you have reached that stage, this is what you will feel. Note that being in solitude is essential. Practice of sitting in solitude,with no distractions outside or inside- Put the “feely music away.” Put the “passing by thoughts in the pocket of your concentration.” Experience utter solitude in and out. Be comfortable with it.
Then, this practice could be put in movement. While walking and moving around.
There is a difference between the awareness of the point and being stable in the embodiment of love. The awareness of the point is more powerful. The nil stage of samadhi is different. They do not have any knowledge, so their stage is a blank. This is not like being a blank, this is being the embodiment of knowledge. There is no aim in that (samadhi), whereas here you have attainment. There is also the experience of happiness, coolness and being complete with all virtues. This is the stage of being full. A seed is full, it is not empty.
Your old sanskars have to be changed totally. This is the special effort you have to make to become one of the eight special deities. They will not experience any punishment. A life is changed only through changing sanskars.
COMMENT:Love is good but the experience of the “point” has love merged in it… and here is the difference between “super Gurus” and a Brahmin soul. Without knowledge there is no attainment and that attainment is simply those sanskaras which are Golden aged which are “recorded in the Brahmin soul.” The experience in this state of being a “seed” is based on the experiences we had in the cycle of time (expansion.) A Brahmin soul has 2500 years of non-dual experience. That is the “attainment” which is experienced.
(Will there be eight couples?) There will be eight who sit on the throne. There are eight deities in terms of the thrones. Those who become females have a different part. However eight will sit on the throne. It is said “Narayan the first, Narayan the second..”. There are eight deities who rule the kingdom. The status of a king is higher; the stage of a female is second. The eight special deities are not on account of being couples, but on account of their effort. Both males and females can come within that. There are eight who become the special ones who will claim the throne. This doesn’t mean that whoever becomes Lakshmi will not claim the throne. If not in the first birth, then in some other birth, she will definitely claim it. She will not be left out. Achcha.
Do all of you stay in super sensuous joy? What is the meaning of super sensuous joy? It means to stay in the avyakt stage and experience Godly happiness.
There is a time to be a stork, then a donkey and a monkey
There is a time to be Bapsaman and then to be a holy swan…
The roller coaster of life brings emotions as we come down,
feelings arrive however, as soon as the wagon goes up.
When I remember the past, I see my future
When I forget my future, I am stuck in the past
Stable in the present which is neither slow nor fast
It is the eternal second healing this intense suture
Happiness brings sorrow like a shadow reveals its light
time for the soul to appear as long as I dress in white
This is the eternal story of a timeless man
Who meets the One to become gentle and spunky
There is a time to be a donkey and then a monkey
There is a time to be Bapsaman, then a swan