Thought for the day – Exploring Silence

Human beings often think about things that don’t concern them and about other people.

When you think a lot you will use the word ‘why’.

To become silent means to emerge wisdom from within. To move into dead silence means to go beyond the consciousness of the physical body.

This is a very wonderful experience for the soul, it empowers and refreshes the soul.

 

Source: Brahma Kumaris

Thought for the day – Purity

A powerful, yet often misunderstood, aim of spiritual study is purity. Purity of the soul means to return to its original divine qualities.

The soul has become so polluted with less than divine qualities, it can hardly enjoy being alive. Purifying the soul puts the higher self back in charge – useless and negative thoughts are removed and annoying habits finish. A pure soul cannot be touched by sorrow; indeed the power of purity is such, it serves to remove the sorrow of the whole world. Purity restores happiness – even bliss. All you need to do, in order to re-establish your purity, is want it. But you need to want it intensely, to the exclusion of everything else. The one thought, “I must become completely pure”. sparks a fire of love between you and God. This fire melts away all the pollution, and your purity becomes such a power that it frees you from all battles for ever.

Source: Brahma Kumaris

Beautiful Explanation on the Presence of God in Our Midst

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It’s a conversation between a barber and his customer on the presence of God and suffering on earth.

View on : https://www.facebook.com/imsoblesseddaily/videos/550691035095025/

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VIRTUE #3 – CLEANLINESS

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This virtue (cleanliness) is an important one for it is the basis of leading a spiritual life. One needs to feel and realize the presence of the dirt, chaos, disintegration of moral values around to feel the need to be clean or cleansed.

Literal definition: the property of being cleanly, or habitually clean, good hygiene; free of dirt or impurities or protuberances.

Spiritual definition: The most dangerous person and the one who causes a lot of damage is the one who has one form internally and another form externally. Cleanliness is closely linked to honesty. Honesty means to speak only that which you do; to speak only that which you think. There shouldn’t be any artificial form. There has to be honesty in your thoughts, words and actions. Internally, there shouldn’t be any rubbish of sins. There shouldn’t be any rubbish of one’s nature, feelings or old impressions (sanskars) either. Those who have such cleanliness will be honest. (Avyakt Murli, 28.09.69)

To constantly be without a flaw in body, mind and heart means to have cleanliness. No matter how clean and pure some may in physically (externally), but if one is not clean and pure in mind then it would be to fool oneself. First of all, keep the mind clean. The Lord is pleased with those who have a clean heart and mind, and together with that, fulfills all the desires of those with a clean heart.

The cleanliness of the body means to keep your body clean by considering and have the consciousness of your body being a temple of the soul. We are all trustees of our ‘temples’. We have been given the responsibility to take care of it and then when time comes, we need to let it go and move out for we are souls ( a divine point of light residing in the forehead between the eyes). We only use the sense organs to act what the soul decides to do in collaboration with the intellect, mind and past impressions (sanskars).

Whenever there is cleanliness, divine virtues are imbibed very quickly. The method of imbibing virtues is to invoke them (Avyakt Murli 2802/88). The proof of cleanliness is visible in one’s activities. Whatever actions you perform should be instrumental in the service of theories. Check your thoughts, words and actions.

A clean intellect is a sign of a yogi soul. (Avyakt Murli 4/12/95). Some souls are still impure because of living in body consciousness and because they have no remembrance of the their True Parent- the one who eliminates all bad past karma (sins) and who can empower a soul within seconds. Generally, the intellect is engaged in many different tasks, but if the intellect is impure and weak, one will not be able to take accurate decisions.

To be clean is to be like that calm pond. Glancing into which, you can see not only your own reflection but also the vast sky and stars above. Reflect what you are inside on the outside. If you find it lacks goodness, then this is your call to transform the world because this is the time that you will embark on a journey of self-transformation.

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VIRTUE #2 -BENEFACTOR

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Today’s virtue for internal churning and usage in daily situations is that of being a Benefactor.

 

Literal definition: a person who gives money or help to another person or cause.

Spiritual definition: Everyone knows how to get on well with those who get on well with them. However, transform those who have the attitude of causing harm with your attitude of bringing benefit, that is, forgive them. You are the master oceans of forgiveness. Your forgiveness will become a teaching for that soul. Nowadays, no one learns when you give them verbal teachings. Do this and it will become a teaching for them. Forgiveness means to give them blessings of good wishes, to give them co-operation. Give love, respect, forgive them and have good wishes. (Avyakt Murli, 13/2/91).

Having good wishes for others is an important aspect of becoming a benefactor soul. The souls who have good wishes for others are the ones who finish waste thoughts of others, and also finish the waste thoughts that they have about others. (Avyakt Murli, 10/11/87). When a soul has a strong stage of giving good wishes, no matter what, others experience hope. This helps in restoring faith in humanity (seeing the chaotic way the word is dwindling into).

First, there is a need to bring benefit to the self and then bring benefit to others. You do not get affected by the influence of the atmosphere, do you? The atmosphere of the world is of causing harm and loss, whereas the atmosphere that you create is of bringing benefit. The latter is definitely most powerful that than the atmosphere of loss and vice. Now matter how impure the atmosphere is, you are the companions of the Almighty Authority Father. Where there is God, there is victory. (Avyakt Murli, 2/12/93)

Hence, it is important that those who wish to climb the spiritual ladder to check each time whether or not they are being a benefactor in thoughts (good,pure wishes), words (forgiving and blessing), and action (showing the right way by being the beacon of hope).

 

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VIRTUE #1- ACCURACY

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When learning the Raja Yoga meditation, there are four main practices that a soul needs to learn to master with time:

  1. Meditation (Yoga)
  2. Knowledge (Gyana)
  3. Inculcation of divine virtues (Dharna)
  4. Godly service (Seva)

 

All of these four practices/pillars are inter-connected and help in achieving the main aim- perfection (inner and outer).

The third practice which is the inculcation of divine virtues is often the toughest one because inculcation of good virtues also means elimination of vices. The five major vices are- Lust, anger, greed, attachment, ego. Unfortunately, with the passage of time, people have started normalizing the vices saying that it is only ‘human’ to be angry or to crave for some sex or to need more and more of something. No one even sees it as wrong or immoral anymore. Souls however fail to take notice that one vice usually gives birth to other vices that often act in subtle forms; for example lust leads to addiction, aggression or ego leads to conceit or boastfulness and so on.

Inculcation of divine virtues is hence an important job to undertake if one sincerely wants to transform oneself from an ordinary human being into an extraordinary one. We, after all consider ourselves to be the Children of God, so let’s question ourselves: IS GOD, OUR PARENT AS VICIOUS AS WE ARE TODAY?. Of course the answer is NO. God is the Ocean of all the virtues that we can ever imagine: forgiveness, purity, love, peace, bliss, knowledge, courage, patience, stability, simplicity…

I have therefore decided to involve you in my daily practice of self-transformation by elaborating on at least one virtue per day so that by the end of this year (2016), we can all change into someone much much better than last year. Self-transformation is usually a slow and steady process, this is the magic of perfection. Most of the information about the virtues will be taken from Murlis (verses of God) who explains to us with much love and patience how to go about in this chaotic world, and how to transform ourselves and the world.

 

ACCURACY

Literal definition: the quality or state of being correct or precise.

Spiritual definition: (Avyakt Murli, 17/10/87) Accuracy is a virtue which is directly linked with the mother virtue of ‘Purity’. It also means a clear line that cuts across all hemispheres of the being: the thoughts, words, actions and dreams. The method to be accurate is first to be full of knowledge- the knowledge of who we are, why are we here on earth, what is our aim, who is God and what is God’s aim? Each of our thoughts should be linked to this knowledge, for example lack of accuracy or lack of significance in any situation will yield to results like ” It just happened, I didn’t mean to do that..”, or ” I thought of X act but I ended up doing Y”. This shows lack of accuracy in thoughts, words, and deed. Now the mention of ‘dreams’ was also made above. It could be that a soul externally acts very peacefully and smiles through all daily issues and situations, but at night, that soul has fitful dreams about punishing others or taking revenge or getting so irritated that they start punching or grit their teeth while sleeping. So this shows lack of accuracy in dreams. What they projected outside is just a fake appearance because the subconscious is throwing out all the stifled realities inside and they manifest in the dreams.

Accuracy hence implies a mirroring of thoughts into words into actions into dreams.

Lack of accuracy leads to carelessness, lack of steadiness, laziness and carefree attitude which is the wrong method for spiritual elevation.

Accurate faith is : I now belong to the Father, the Supreme Soul, and I recognize, accept and move along considering myself to be a soul, and know the Father as He is. This is accurate faith. (Avyakt Murli, 4/12/95).

 

Om Shanti.

Brahma Kumaris Official Website – New Year Message 2016

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Dadi Janki is the chief sister of the international organization – the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University. Here’s a meaningful new year message for all those who aspire to climb the spiritual ladder.

Happy New Year 2016 to all readers.

Source: Brahma Kumaris Official Website – New Year Message 2016

Thought for the day – Good Relationships

In order to create good relationships… – with your mind, think about what you have to learn from others, – with your eyes, look into good qualities of others, – with your words, recognise, value and appreciate their accomplishments, – with your actions, cooperate and do something for others.

Source: Brahma Kumaris

Thought for the day – Oasis of Peace

Deep inside our consciousness is an oasis of peace. This is the molten core of the soul, but it is not hot, it is cool. Not passive, but a source of inner power to fuel our mind and intellect, so that we can create powerful thoughts and make accurate decisions.

If you can learn to go to this centre, peace will be your companion, positivity your partner, and you will be able to chill out in one second, anywhere, anytime.

Source: Brahma Kumaris