From the Mighty Pen of Sanjay The World Renewal UNIVERSALLY ACCEPTABLE CONTENTS Universally Acceptable Methodology METHODOLOGY FOR for Establishment of Peace (From the Mighty Pen of Sanjay) ......... 3 ESTABLISHMENT OF PEACE August, 2019:Month of National W e have heard the names of St. Francis of Assisi Celebrations (Editorial) ............... 4 and Mahatma Gandhi; both of them were men of Remain Ever Unshakeable and Immovable ...................................... 7 peace, who stood firmly in their lifetime for spiritual Getting Spiritual Inspirations from values of non-violence and universal love. Celebration of Raksha Bandhan . 9 In the ancient land of India, there has been our revered Why should One Learn and Practise holy father Prajapita Brahma, whom some of us call Adam Rajyoga? ....................................... 10 and all of us endearingly call Brahma Baba. He, too, was an The Cycle of Creation Repeats .. 13 embodiment of absolute non-violence and was a fountain of My Favourite Life Skills .............. 15 heavenly love. His love was, as of loving spiritual father, for Morning Musings, Night Notions16 the progeny of mankind. He had visions of God, as Arjuna of Inculcate and Practise Values to The Gita-fame had of effulgence of light or Moses of The Old Make Life Worthy ......................... 17 Testament-fame had on the Mount. He also saw visions of the Celebrate Independence Day by forthcoming Golden Age of Peace; and, then, renouncing his Liberating Self from Vices ......... 20 all for the service of mankind, became the corporeal medium Significance of Thoughts ..... 21 of the Incorporeal God Father Shiva. 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Though the monsoon started with a A t the time of including Havans and Shiva few good showers, the penning down Pujas, and by invoking the intensity increased rapidly forthcoming blessings of Ambaji and in a couple of weeks leading events, especially the other goddesses and gods. to flooding levels in parts of festivals, we can simply However, the El Nino effect Bharat: Assam, Bihar, declare the month of August led to unbelievably very Mumbai, Maharashtra, as the Month of high temperatures in Chhattisgarh, Vadodara to Celebrations! The people of summer in many parts of name a few. Bharat love to celebrate Bharat, some rising up to 51 Keeping this fragile every aspect of social life. degrees Celsius! This effect atmosphere, and the future First of all, we offer our spread in not only several environmental needs in salutations to our Supreme parts of Bharat, but many mind, we, the Brahma Lord, God Shiva, for other countries too, where Kumaris, have investigated accepting obeisance and people suffered so much the root cause of such high offerings of the devotees in because of water shortage temperatures, and lack of the cave-shrines of and continually rising rain: the main reason for Amarnath, in Jammu & temperatures. The rising temperatures is Kashmir. Many thanks to formation of red-coloured deforestation/cutting down the will of devotees, and the particles engulfed the entire of trees and abuse of natural protection provided to them globe, which emanated resources. As we have by the Government of India from the Pacific Ocean, and learned, 5 crore rain-pulling for their worry-free brought on horrifying trees have been chopped pilgrimage. Devotees from situations to the people of down to make way for the all over India cherish going Bharat, and countries like widening and laying of new on the Amarnath Pilgrimage France, Germany, the roads; this is a huge number. during these months, Americas, and South Our respected Prime especially the month of Africa. People scrambled Minister Shri Modiji has Shravan. This year the Rain around for water, and were shared his concern with the Gods were invoked, and even willing to pay over 150 people of Bharat and exalted prayed to for good rains rupees for one glass of them to plant maximum with several kinds of rituals water. number of trees. The BKs August, 2019 The World Renewal 5 have planned to plant 40 lac former Chief of Brahma pledge to avoid cutting trees all over Bharat through Kumaris: Rajyogini Dadi trees, and continue to plant our Godly Service Centres, Prakashmani, were more and more rain-pulling and have particularly chosen especially always attuned trees. to plant 6-7 feet tall saplings to nature and encouraged On one hand, we are of Peepal, Banyan, Mango, the plantation of flowers, making spiritual efforts to Neem, Jammun etc. We fruit-trees like grapes, 1) conquer our defects and believe these trees will mangoes and lychees, weaknesses (symbolic of definitely grow under the which are still growing in the sacred Festival of care of our Rajyogi Sisters their original place of Raksha Bandhan where and Brothers, who would residence: Pandav Bhawan, true protection from the look after and nurture them the International HQ of the Supreme is guaranteed with all physical Brahma Kumaris in Mount when we live with purity in requirements, and of course Abu. Trees will always be thought, word and action) yogic vibrations. Let’s hope friends of humanity. So and 2) revive our original each of our spiritual sisters let’s maintain a very deity-like character and and brothers of Bharat friendly, loving attitude virtues of purity, peace, plants at least one tree towards plants, vegetation happiness and love. But sapling, and commits to and trees. alongside, it’s imperative looking after the same for We belong to the highest that we help nature return 2-3 years. Bharat would spiritual parents, to her original perfect form definitely become green, Incorporeal God Shiva and of balance and harmony. beautiful and prosperous. Brahma Baba, and the That alone can accomplish Dedicated Brahma environment/nature has our desire of creating Kumaris Teachers and BK always been friends of heaven on earth where Brothers have also Yogis, Tapasvis, Hermits, health, relationships and embarked upon setting up a Ascetics, Writers, the environment will be Mango Orchard on Tapovan Philosophers, and optimal in every respect Farmland, Abu Road, by Preachers. Let us revert to (symbolic of the glorious planting saplings of a the age-old practices of our Festival of Shri Krishna variety of mangoes from all ancestors, and show the Janamashtami that heralds over India. This is a project regard that they had for the the coming of the Golden- of around 1000 trees on 5- five elements, because Aged Satyugi World). acres of land. after God, it is only nature Wishing everyone a very Our beloved Founder: that is all-giving and all happy and joyous month of Pitashri Brahma Baba, and rejuvenating. So take a August!! 6 The World Renewal August, 2019 INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS We celebrate Independence hear recently that the and honourable. The Day (15 August) with pomp Prime Minister suggested younger MPs will surely and splendour all over organizing a 2-day be appreciative of this Bharat by hoisting the internal workshop for the specialized training and Tiranga (the tri-colour elected BJP Members of guidelines. Indian Flag). Achieving Parliament on the Let’s hope that the independence was not easy procedural knowledge of present Parliament sets a and the freedom fighters representing their great example of sharing had to play their heroic respective Constituencies. their ideas, strategies and role for nearly 200 years. The compulsory ‘Abhyas convictions in an It’s indeed very heartening Varga’ took place on 3rd approachable and friendly for all of us that we - 4th August 2019, where way. These are signs of achieved freedom on 15 MPs were reminded of the good governance, and a August 1947, which is etiquettes and manners in bright future for the country. commemorated every year. sharing their views in Hearty congratulations to our The Honourable Prime Parliament, maintaining beloved Prime Minister, Minister of India hoists the discipline and punctuality, Union Home Minister, flag and addresses the and were familiarized Defence Minister, Finance nation from the ramparts of about their duties and Minister, and Mr. J. P. Nadda, Red Fort, outlining the responsibilities. This Executive President of policies of the Government indeed is a very welcomed BJP!!! for the welfare and well- development as the new As we rejoice and being of our citizens. MPs in particular would celebrate our most The present government naturally seek guidance on valuable independence, let under the leadership of our representing their us become conscious of beloved PM Shri Modiji Constituencies. They have our responsibilities to and his Lieutenants been oriented about the uphold the dignity of (Union Ministers) are most valuable and every citizen of India, and indeed playing a effective ways of unfurl the Tiranga with wonderful role in bringing communication, where soaring sentiments!! about change for the every word of their Om Shanti better. It was wonderful to Speeches would be royal –B.K. Nirwair REMAIN EVER UNSHAKEABLE The World Renewal AND IMMOVABLE IN THE STABLE COMPANIONSHIP OF BABA – Rajyogini Dadi Janki, Chief of Brahma Kumaris, Shantivan O n the path of devotion, Now, this is the Confluence we chanted “Om” and Age. In order to claim the status Keep keen attention while “Rama” and, now, there of the future kingdom and go to making spiritual effort so that is nothing that we need to rhyme. the Soul World, now, we have to you do not face repentance. We Internally, we have recognized have the Karmateet stage, even have received such a Beloved the Supreme God Father; so, by whilst living in this body and Father, the Almighty Authority. knowing Him, our mind and performing actions. Baba gives By becoming merged in intellect become pure. Therefore, us many teachings and the true meditation (yogyukt), we Baba gives us the mantra understanding of how to remain become the masters. Take Manmanabhav and asks us to unshakeable and immovable in power from the unlimited God always remember Him. Even in His stable companionship. Do Father, the Almighty Authority, The Gita, the term you check through practice of meditation. Manmanabhav is repeatedly yourself to Make practice that your body is mentioned. With the see if you are here and the soul is remembrance of the Supreme unshakeable remembering the Father. In the God Father, we become so and soul-conscious stage, the soul powerful that the soul gets freed immovable becomes powerful. When the from instability and becomes under all Father is remembered with an unshakeable. If the mind and situations, no matter what honest heart, there is realization intellect fluctuate a lot, more happens? Whatever is of soul and God, which brings effort is required to become right happening around, there should power. We remember with the again. In The Ramayana, Sita be no questions as to why it mind; but, realization gives deviated from the code of happened - not even for a second, power, which is felt in the heart. conduct, and this deviation gave not even emerging a thought in Real and keen interest in Ravan a chance to abduct and mind. If we have these questions, making spiritual effort comes imprison her. Check the reasons we are not unshakeable and when we don’t have interest in behind your not being immovable. We can benefit anything else. It is, then, that we unshakeable and immovable and ourselves a lot by saving time have the interest to remember get rid of them. Remind yourself and thought-energy; on the the Father. We are very firm that that you are a powerful soul. contrary, we incur a great loss Baba has come to take us back While seeing anything worldly, for ourselves. If we waste even a to our metaphysical Sweet see with detachment; otherwise, second; then, whatever we have Home and that we will go with it will disturb your stability. accumulated is also finished. Him. He has given us this August, 2019 The consciousness of “mine” makes one dirty and keeps one in bondage. 7 The World Renewal guarantee. We will go with Baba and the Ever Blissful One. By remained silent. Tuesday is a when our karmic accounts are remembering the Father, our benevolent day. Remember your settled, our karmic bondages are stage should become equal to status every day. Baba’s removed and we experience the that of the Father because the teachings would be given on karmateet stage. Even if there Father is the Truth, the Sentient Tuesday. Mamma’s day was is a little karmic account still Being and the ever Blissful One. Wednesday. Keep her in front of unsettled, we will not be able to By remaining truthful, there is a you and be detached and loving go with Baba. We will go from lot of Godly attraction. The like our divine mother. Thursday here with Baba and come at the person with an honest heart is is the auspicious day of Jupiter beginning of the Golden Age. the one, who can remember and Friday is the day to thank Baba because the Father is Baba. Saturday means if you honest and with Baba’s love, we give away the vices, the vicious also become honest. The One, eclipse will be removed from the who loves us, is the Truth. Baba soul. Whatever vice or mistake loves us and we have to has been committed, realized remember Him. Without and donated in a second, remove remembrance there is no it from inside and don’t take it Therefore, Baba says that if we attainment. Then, Baba will look back again. Then, there is make half effort, we cannot enjoy at our faces and say, “This child Sunday, the day of the Sun of the beginning of the Golden Age; of Mine is not standing on his Knowledge. We are the children so, we always have to pay own two feet and is limping.” If of the Father. To make your attention to the effort that we there is any pain in the mind, we stage elevated, there are many make now. If we leave our body cannot make effort. We have to good methods to imbibe. Even now what status would we become the supporting sticks for on the path of devotion, many claim? If we wish for a high the blind and ignorant. Baba says obtain success. Use the correct status in the Satyuga, we will to us to show the real and method from early and never become careless to waste righteous path to the blind and auspicious morning (Amritvela) time or thoughts. We will value ignorant. to night methodically and whole- time and spend it in churning of In this Confluence Age, we heartedly and you will obtain the Ocean of Knowledge. Baba have spiritual love for our brothers success. Success is our God- wishes us to go into the depth and sisters. Stop worrying about Fatherly birthright. of knowledge. Only by the past. We often worry about Today, Baba said that a yogi considering ourselves as soul, the past and talk about the past life gives teachings to others. we go deep inside and the with one another. Now, we have Baba is our most stable intellect can move up above. to give everyone zeal and Companion and remaining in His External matters should not go enthusiasm and stop worrying Company we are moving along inside me hence, I, the soul, about the past. Every day is the and being taken across. We have should be very much careful day to earn an income. Monday to be detached observers while about myself. is the day of drinking nectar. I playing our part and make Baba On the path of devotion, we used to observe Monday as the our only Companion and move sing the praises of God, who is day of silence. I did a lot of along with Him in order to reach the Incorporeal Being, the Truth service on Mondays but the sacred shore of Satyuga. 8 To remain “Double Light”, always say, “Everything is yours” instead of “mine”. August, 2019 GETTING SPIRITUAL INSPIRATIONS The World Renewal The Pledge of Purity Raksha Bandhan is actually FROM CELEBRATION OF RAKSHA the festival of purity, which is BANDHAN FESTIVAL symbolic of the present Sangamyuga when God ties us –B.K. Viral, in the pledge or oath of purity. Borivali (West), Mumbai Indeed, purity is the biggest W e’ll be celebrating in our thoughts, i.e., let’s pledge protection since it creates a very the wonderful festival to never ever create even a single powerful aura around the self, of Raksha Bandhan negative thought for each other. which repels negative vibrations on 15th of August. Hence, let’s Spiritual Inspirations or impure glance from the understand the spiritual from Rakhi Satanic forces or body- significance of Raksha Bandhan During Raksha Bandhan conscious persons coming and get spiritual inspirations festival, we see different forms towards us. from its celebration! of Rakhi: Many Rakhis contain Many keep the Rakhi tied on Just like we decorate the their hand for months. Hence, Rakhi so beautifully, let’s let’s remember our pledge of decorate our life with divine purity for a lifetime. virtues. Just like we share The Foundation of sweets, let’s speak our words Divinity Raksha Bandhan marks the with full of sweetness. Just like start of the festive season, being we exchange gifts, let’s give the followed by the festivals of gift of good wishes to all. And, Ganesh Chaturthi, for that, first donate the gift of Janmashtami, Navratri, Diwali, forgiving the faults and forgetting gemstones. Let’s always remain etc. Hence, when we inculcate the past matters. in the awareness of being God’s purity, life becomes a We wear new clothes durinig sparkling diamond. Many Rakhis celebration in the following ways: festivals. Similarly, let’s are fancifully designed but its Our intellect starts becoming inculcate newness in our every beauty lies in being simple. golden, i.e., it can easily thought, word and action. Before Hence, rather than just focusing inculcate spiritual wisdom tying Rakhi, a dot (tilak) of on external looks, let’s inculcate like Shree Ganesha. vermilion or sandal paste is simplicity in our every thought, It emerges all the divine applied on the forehead. This just word and action. sanskars like those of Shree denotes the awareness of being God, the Supreme Krishna within us. a soul because the location of Protector Purity is power (Shakti), and soul is the centre of forehead. After being tied Rakhi in his it also conserves a lot of our Raksha Bandhan festival wrist by the sister, the brother energy. celebrates the purity in gives a promise to the sister to We start becoming victorious relationship and highlights that protect her always. But, it is the over all our vices and the relationship of brother and Incorporeal God, the Almighty, weaknesses symbolized by sister is pure or pious. Hence, who can offer all of us the true Ravan. let’s also ensure the same purity protection for ever. (Contd. ..... on page no.27 ) August, 2019 With God as your constant companion, there is nothing difficult to achieve. 9 WHY SHOULD ONE LEARN The World Renewal word nara) in the midst of vani (noises from within and without) AND PRACTISE RAJYOGA? jumping from one thought to another, from past to future and vice versa like a monkey, which jumps from one branch/tree to –B. K. Rose Mary another. This shows that E ckhart Tolle (the globally thing is that Eckhart Tolle had monkeys were named vanars by acclaimed author of control over his mind because of the insightful ones, who worldwide best seller his practice of meditation; perceived more the internal The Power of Now – A Guide to hence, the negative energy that resemblance (rather than Spiritual Enlightenment) was downloaded onto him by his external resemblance) with narrates, thus, his own friend did not affect him. humans. This concept is experience in his book A New The above incident highlights beautifully picturized in the story Earth – Create A Better Life: One an interesting truth: Those, who of ‘Narada Maharishi’. Though day, a friend came to his house practise meditation, remain Narad was known for his great and unloaded all her negativities immune to the negativity of spiritual accomplishments, at onto him by sharing about her others. This realization is one time, when he was sorrows. Feeling drained, he especially beneficial, now, in this distracted towards the physical went to a nearby restaurant to concluding phase of Kaliyuga beauty of Lakshmi, his face refresh himself. One fellow, who when negativity of people keeps seemed like a monkey’s face to was having his food in the on increasing. When one lives others. Thus, monkey is the apt restaurant, picked up fight with in the pains of past or in the symbol of a distracted mind. a waiter, which finally ended up worries of future, he is not really A distracted mind is in in smashing the glass wall of the living like a human being contrast to a spiritual mind, which restaurant. Looking insightfully (manushya), which literally remains soul-conscious. During at the chain of events, the owner means “coming from Manu,” and soul-consciousness, self-talk of of the restaurant said to him: essentially means one in whom the mind is dead as testified by “You are the root cause for all mind rules over bodily organs. A experienced people like Ekhart this mess.” Manu-like person will use his Tolle, who wrote, thus: “To be Mr. Eckhart Tolle correctly reason as follows: ‘I have no awakened means to be recollected the chain of events: control over the past, and future awakened out of the self-talk in He came to the restaurant with happenings are dependent on the head because self-talk is a some negative energy; a many factors and forces, which form of hypnosis - self hypnosis.” customer (who was sorrowful, are also not under my control; ( h t t p s : / / w w w. e c k h a r t t o l l hence, already in negative hence, I must enjoy living in the enow.com/ eckhart-tolle-quotes/ energy) absorbs the negative present, being fully focused on p1/). He further explained: “True energy like a sponge from Ekhart it. But, pain-ruled or worried intelligence is to rise above the Tolle; a minor irritation from the person is living like a nara (a man thought that thinking is the waiter results in fighting and whose mind is controlled by source of all intelligence.” “Most smashing the glass wall of the body, which is more of water or people’s lives are cluttered up restaurant. But, the interesting neer, which is at the root of the with things: material things, 10 With your positive thoughts transmission you can change your enemy into friend. August, 2019 The World Renewal things to do, things to think Rajyoga, he/she may soon himself in his own power.” From about. Their minds are filled up experience even the seed-form such a powerful person, virtues with the clutter of thoughts, one stage. Just like the famous will flow naturally just like from a thought after another.” “Whenever expression ‘falling in love’, which weak person vices such as lust, an answer, a solution or a happens naturally without effort, anger, greed, etc. flow naturally. creative idea is needed, stop you are “falling awake” [in This is a protection when he lives thinking for a moment by contrast to your ‘falling asleep’ amongst the people filled with focusing on your inner energy in body-identification]; and, then, negativity. field. … When you resume you remain alert inside, but the In Iron Age (Kaliyuga), thinking, it will be fresh and body is in deep relaxation – you negativity rules over the lives of creative.” “What a liberation to don’t even realize that you are most of the people because realize that the ‘voice in my in body because you have everyone is of shudra (derived head’ is not really who I am. Who turned within. When energy from shok, sorrow) clan, now; am I, then? The one, who sees turns in, it is like turning or and their predominant nature is that.” I, the soul, is the one, who coming of your energy back to sorrowful. One can be affected witnesses the procession of the source. Mind refers to sound not only by the people around thoughts, emotions, etc. This is or words; but, self refers to him/her but also by the people what becomes obvious when silence. In the state of that whom he/she comes in contact one turns within. “When you silence, you experience oneness with and whom he/she operate from inner self or silence, of your qualities with God’s remembers. For example, during you re-establish ruler-ship over qualities. It is like what happens a joyous day, when I suddenly your bodily kingdom, and your to a magnetized piece of iron. find sadness overcoming me, I life changes for the better. The “You take a piece of iron and immediately introspect to find lack of application of intelligence magnetize it and that piece that it happened after I to emotions makes one lonely, of iron can lift 12 times its remembered someone. When I depressed, angry, unruly, prone weight. You demagnetize that phone that person, I find out that to worry, more impulsive and iron, it will not be able to lift even he/she is in sorrow because of aggressive,” says Daniel a feather,” stated Scot Anderson some problem. It means through Goleman in Emotional in God Wants You Rich: Not my remembering that person, I Intelligence. Poor and Struggling. The more unwittingly paved the way for his Interestingly, God Father you remain in this stage, the negative energy to be Shiva asks the souls, His more you are purified and downloaded onto me. The word spiritual children: “Do you not empowered. Such purity and ‘remember’ is made up of ‘re + have as much wisdom as a power will characterize member,’ which means I become tortoise? It eats grass, etc. for everything you do during rest of a member in the sort of sorrowful its sustenance, withdraws all its the day. Such a person has energy as that person is a physical organs and, then, sits knowledge that he/she is a soul member of such negative down quietly. You children have (Atma) and gains power to bring energy. In this way, we became to stay in remembrance of the about any change, as Seneca connected with each other Father.” (Murli 5.4.2018). As one rightly described, thus: “The partaking from the same negative progresses in practice of most powerful is he, who is energy vibrations; and both of us August, 2019 Sit on the seat of self-respect and respect everyone to earn the respect of all. 11 The World Renewal are experiencing the same unwittingly download onto him psychological hunger gets negative or sorrowful feeling. In through their interaction. A fulfilled, spiritual hunger would other words, by remembering a Rajyogi bubbles with greater emerge, which can be fulfilled person of negative energy or positive and spiritual energy effectively through practice of attitude, you are drawing vibrations over which the lesser Rajyoga meditation, the king of negative energy from him. negative and worldly ones don’t all types of meditation. Conversely, when you feel low have control. That is why one A Rajyogi always feels easy and demotivated; and, should learn and practise and relaxed, which means that suddenly, come across or Rajyoga. his mind always remains in the remember a jolly person, you will The insightful ones turn to the ideal Alpha Brain waves, which draw his positive energy. Such life of meditation at the earliest, comes in the middle of five brain positive energy Brahma Kumaris which is possible even while wave patterns such as: Delta (0.5 receive on a daily basis when living with the family. The seers – 4Hz), Theta (4 – 8Hz), ALPHA they remember the Heavenly knew this intuitively; hence, they (8 – 14Hz), Beta (14 – 40Hz) and God Father, Shiva Baba, during used to get up early in the Gama (above 40Hz). Alpha the nectarine time (Amritvela) morning and spend time with waves produced in the brain Rajyoga meditation. God in silence. For example, While performing Rajyoga Jesus did not even wait for his during meditation is 11.7 Hz (very meditation, a Rajyogi comes in family members or disciples to close to 12Hz, which is the join him in meditation; rather, he magnitude when it is produced went alone to do this daily (Mark on earth). It shows that Rajyogis 1:35). It was through meditation are in harmony (yoga) with their that I came to truly realize that I earthly home and also with the am a ‘spiritual being’ in human Supreme Soul (Param Atma), costume (body), and this led to who links them with His qualities. self-realization and my self- Living in Alpha wave frequency actualization. Until then, I used throughout the day is like joining to feel like a fish thrown out of one-way traffic and moving water. Interestingly, self- forward in all sorts of harmony. realization is the last of the five Living a non-meditative or basic needs of a human being, mundane life with all sorts of contact with God, the Supreme which are to be fulfilled in priority, vices like lust, anger, greed, Soul (Param Atma), who is the culminating in self-actualization, attachment, ego, etc. is like Ocean of all qualities and according to famous American shifting into higher brain waves powers. After being fully charged psychologist Abraham Maslow, with positive and divine power or the other four needs being such as Beta or Gama and is energy, a Rajyogi feels full physiological, safety, social, esteem. like travelling in opposite control over what he thinks, (Maslow, 1943, p. 375). In other direction in one-way traffic in speaks and does, and thereby words, when physical hunger which one can never experience doesn’t get affected by the gets fulfilled, psychological or enjoy the real mental peace, negative energy that others may hunger would emerge; when which is the religion of soul. 12 With your regular spiritual study, you can earn the most elevated fortune. August, 2019 From the Melodies of Mateshwari Jagdamba Saraswati The World Renewal and has the intoxication of being first-born, must adopt all THE CYCLE OF CREATION aspects of the code of conduct REPEATS EVER very well. The Brahmin clan has a good name. Our clan is the highest. The children of such a great clan must pay full attention I t is said that the eternal and to their clan and their Father. original Deity Religion (Adi We should attain all that we Sanatan Devi-Devta have to from the Father by Dharma) has almost paying good attention to disappeared. This religion inculcating virtues, to doesn’t exist anymore. performaince of our activities However, the names of a few and to dealing with others with deities remain, there are just royal manners and behaviours. some traces left. The actual This attention must be constant. biography and all other accurate The Supreme Father and aspects of the deities have His Children are Seers of disappeared. The remaining Three Times Mateshwari ji traces are not original either, (Trikaldarshi) they are there just for our elevated fortune, isn’t it? Now, we are on the namesake. This is why the We have the pure intoxication ascending journey.The Father says: “When everything that the unlimited Father is Supreme Father comes and remains only for namesake, I teaching us; it is we, who claim imparts all the knowledge of the come and establish the original a right over the Supreme Father, three aspects of time and the and eternal deity religion.” the Bestower of Divine Fortune. three worlds. This is why the Have the Pure This is the time when the Supreme Father is known as Intoxication of Claiming Supreme Father creates Trikaldarshi and so are we, the the Elevated Fortune Brahmins directly. He is souls, His spiritual children; we The name of Bharat is teaching us and gives us a are no less, are we? We also glorified because all the great right. We, the Brahmins, must become like our Father. tasks have been done here. All have the intoxication of our The term ‘Kaal’ means time. these things must be ‘Brahminhood’. We are clean We need to have the knowledge understood very well. People in and pure; our purity is very of how the Creation or World Bharat believe in clans. We are elevated. Look, the worldly moves or repeats ever in the the fortunate ones, who got Brahmins feel proud that they cycle of time. We, the souls, spiritual knowledge from Baba are superior and important. come from the Incorporeal and gained the elevated fortune. Where from did they get this? World and play our part in this We must experience the From us! We should have the Corporeal World. The Time/ intoxication of knowing that we intoxication that we are God’s World Cycle spins, and the are the ones, who claim the right direct and first-born progeny. souls take maximum 84 births; to elevated attainment. This is One, who is so pure, so royal and, at the end of cycle, they August, 2019 Tighten the loose screw of carelessness with screw-driver of understanding. 13 The World Renewal return to their original Incorporeal or Metaphysical Home. The cycle restarts with TRY BE EASY, NOT BUSY the desent of souls from the Incorporeal We routinely use the usual and common World to the earthly stage of this Corporeal vocabulary - I am very busy...I have no time. This World to repeat their parts once again in mindset doesn’t let us prioritize our works and the Golden Age, Satyuga. manage our time. We, as a result, over-commit and In the beginning, we are incorporeal in under-deliver in every area of life. The turbulent Paramdham. In the middle, there is the energy of the word busy conveys that we are not available to enjoy life’s most precious moments. cycle of birth, death and rebirth; and, then, Busyness makes us stressed about saving time, we come to the end after finishing the cycle. wasting time and constantly being engaged in action. We return to the Incorporeal World from Just by saying busy..busy..busy, even if our schedule where we came. We must come and we permits a few hours of leisure, we won’t utilize it to must go. This is the beginning, middle and care for ourselves or others. We don’t meet people, end of the Cycle of Creation in the context we call. We don’t listen to people, we speak to. We of the parts the souls play during the three don’t connect with them, we just remain in contact. aspects of time. Today, we have more responsibilities, more If you take up the three aspects of time pressures and more expectations. More need not in the context of births, the beginning of the mean busy. We can work 16 hours a day while creation is the Golden Age, when both body remaining calm and happy. Let’s start saying I am and soul are pure. The Incorporeal World easy, I have time for everything. The relaxed energy is the beginning for souls; and the Deity of the word easy keeps us calm, focused and World is the beginning for the Creation. efficient. Then, we, won’t want time; rather, we will The cycle of clans begins from the deities have more time. in Satyuga. In the middle, when We come across professionals or housewives who Dwaparyuga starts, the vices begin to taint work 14 hours a day while remaining easy. We also us, and we change from the stage of purity meet school kids, who say, “I am very busy. Today, to impurity. This is the middle period with the energy of being busy is in the air. When we regard to our births. The end is when we consume and add it to our vocabulary, we radiate a get rid of the vices and return home. This is message of having too much to manage and that we the beginning, middle, and end of the cycle are not available for the benefit and betterment of of our births, deaths and rebirths in past, our own self and other people. Being easy or busy present and future, the three aspects of indicate opposite states of your mind; they have Time. This is known as being trikaaldarshi. nothing to do with the amount of work you do. The Father says: “Sweet Children! I come Replace busy state with easy state and see the and explain to you the knowledge of the difference it makes to your emotional health. You will no longer hurry yourself or other people and creation and the souls; and you children create panic. You will go with the normal flow become master Trikaldarshi as well.” The instead of resisting unexpected situations. You will, Father also gave us this knowledge: then, radiate vibrations of peace to your mind, health “Children! This is your last body, your last to your body, harmony to your relationships and birth: so, forget your body and bodily happiness to your environment. relations and remember Me alone.” 14 Let go of “mine” and remain trustee to be a carefree emperor. August, 2019 MY FAVOURITE The World Renewal No one is as good as I think they are, and no one is as bad as I think they are: Pre- LIFE SKILLS conceptions about people either make us over-judge –B.K. Urvashi, Madhuban them or undermine them; so, let’s save ourselves from D o you know what pulled back, or become too large an building up an unrealistic me to this topic? It obstacle in my life, and on the image or expectation of wasn’t the part of ‘life path to fulfillment. Why should another. It’s okay if they skills’, as that is something most we confine learning to a surprise us once in a while people could spout out based on particular age, gender, stage of by not behaving as they their accomplishments and life or mental capacity? The most ‘should’; we could end up follies. But, being a post- inspiring and transformational learning more from them than millennial myself and interacting experiences come in the least when and what we had with the millennials, I honestly expected forms and colours. imagined about them. believe that the ability ‘to keep Donning this shield of Nurture, strengthen and learning’ is the founding skill with knowing how and what to learn, revitalize not only your which we need to thrive in this I’ve collected a few following physical organs, but the world. Why? With the advent of mind and intellect as well: memorabilia of favourite life skills easy access to technology, we We have to protect the mind that continue to channel me usually put ourselves on auto- and intellect from negative through life. I hope, they work for pilot most hours of the day, just news and gossips, irregular you too: consuming information but not sleep patterns, undisciplined Nothing beats being necessarily deciphering what’s use of technology, and compassionate and useful or otherwise, and rarely especially meals that are not respectful: Be compassionate imbibing it in thoughts, words cooked or eaten in a peaceful to the self, people, nature, and actions. Most people, today, environment. We need to pay living creatures or the whether children, the elderly or attention to the above, and young adults, would say, “we atmosphere. When our these two can become our know it all’, or ‘we know where intentions are clean and best friends. to find out about it’, or ‘how does inclusive, the results are Success stories live on it really matter to me”. always useful. when the ultimate Somewhere along the way, a Know when to speak out, attention is on the number of us have built a and when to keep quiet: intangible: Sure, we can resistance to being open-minded It’s worth checking the pulse measure how successful and patient towards new of the person or situation we we’ve been through tangible experiences or facets of would like to share something achievements; but, real knowledge that could be with, or offer suggestions for progress and success have beneficial to ourselves first and, change. What we have to to mean development, later, to others. I try to check that say may be totally correct but stepping outside our comfort I am not bogged down by this others need to be in the right zone, bringing equal benefits ‘learning lethargy’ because, then, frame of mind and heart to to self and others, and never there is nothing that can hold me digest it. letting doubts or insecurities August, 2019 Change the meaning of word “Impossible” by reading it as “I’m possible”. 15 The World Renewal govern our decisions. Know which battles to fight for: Let’s conserve our energy, Morning Musings and thinking power for issues & Night Notions that matter more, and leave a permanent impact. Otherwise, fighting every little battle will drain us of our inner resources little by little and side-track us from “Enlightenment means waking up to what you truly our immediate and ultimate are and then being that.” – Adyashanti goals. Help others as much as they “Your sacred space is where you can find yourself over and over again.” – Joseph Campbell wish to be helped: It is great to be caring and offer support “Let what comes come. Let what goes go. Find out what remains.” – Ramana Maharshi that can be a beacon of light for others at the time of need; but, “Anything that makes weak physically, intellectually we also need to tread very and Spiritually, reject it as poison.” – Swami Vivekananda carefully and determine how far to stretch ourselves. We can’t “Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance.” – Francis of Assisi force our help on anyone or expect results that we wish to “Everything that has a beginning has an ending. Make your peace with that and all will be well.” see; let’s accept that people will – Jack Kornfield use our guidance as they wish. It’s more gratifying to make “You can read books without ever stepping into a library; and practise spirituality without ever going to others strong and independent, a temple.” – Anthony de Mello rather than making them “The path of awakening is not about becoming who dependent on us. Let us allow you are. Rather, it is about unbecoming who you are the baby birds to grow and fly not.” – Albert Schweitzer away to create their own Observing desire without acting on it enlarges our destiny, without being agitated freedom to choose how we live.” – Tara Brach about the consequences of our “Sweet children! The knowledge of the Creator and of ‘letting them go’ or of our thinking beginning, middle and end of the Creation are not in ‘they are not yet ready’. human beings. It is said that the ancient saints and Similarly, the way to ensure that sages also do not know this. Satyuga and Tretayuga all of us move ahead is for the are the most ancient; and then and there were no tracks of our lives to move saints and sages.” - God Father Shiva parallel, side-by-side. I conclude the topic with my all- time favorite mindset: “Everything is perfect, and there is always room for improvement,” stated by Shunryu Suzuki. 16 Avoid all attractions of side scenes to reach your sole destination. August, 2019 The World Renewal question of inner self-realization. INCULCATE AND PRACTISE When you realize your inner self/ soul and inculcate the values or VALUES TO MAKE LIFE qualities of soul, you will feel WORTHY AND MEANINGFUL that you have enough and you are really very rich being inriched by values or qualities. –Prof.(Dr.) Raveendra Kurup, Be happy with the knowledge Madhav University, Abu Road of who and what you are T he term ‘Value’ comes set into position by several internally and what you have and from the Latin word workers to construct a building. be generous with both; then, ‘Valere’, which means to In the same way, the values you won’t have to hunt for be strong. As per the dictionary, inherited from family, society, outward or material happiness. ‘value’ has the following environment, culture and other In the third category of people, meanings: relative worth, utility influencing factors, if and when no problem is anticipated. In or importance, degree of rightly placed, raise up human these people, you can see that excellence, quality, intrinsically values that build up the knowledge, understanding, valuable. ‘Value’ literary means personality of a man. The relationship, etc. are intact in something that has a price, positive values set up the them. Therefore, people are very something precious, dear and standard of what an individual happy in this category. Most of worthwhile. Values are set of should be. We have to face many us belong to the second principles or standard behaviours ups and downs in life. A person category. We have to shift our that are regarded as desirable, with positive values does not get mindset from being of the important and held in high disheartened even during bad second category to that of the esteem by the society. They are times. It is because of the third one. based on the moral norms or positive values like ‘patience’ and Further, the whole universe standards. We value money and ‘hope’ one sees the rays of light consists of four orders. The first jewellery, so we keep them under and hope even in darkness of life. order is material order. It covers lock. Values reflect personal The entire world consists of all the materials of the world. The attitudes and judgments, the three types of people: In the second order is pranic order, decision and choices, first category, you can see the which covers all plants. The third behaviours and relationships, suffering people because they order is animal order, which dreams and visions. They give don’t even have the basic covers the entire animals of the rise to beliefs, thoughts, feelings facilities: for example, food, world. The fourth one is the and actions. Values guide us to clothes and shelter. So, they human order. This order is a do the right things and, hence, struggle and suffer. People of the debatable order. The human make us morally sound. The second category have enough of order is the most egoistic and basis of values are morals. these things; but, still they suffer selfish order. The human being Values are the essence of life. because of lack of right is always in the habit of They are like building blocks, understanding and relationship, encroaching upon the world of which are used to form a firm which come through knowledge Nature and also he thinks that structure. The building blocks are and ralization of self. It is a he is supreme. All the problems, August, 2019 To become equal like the Father, make your thoughts, words and deeds equal. 17 The World Renewal which the humans face today, practice of values that sustain murderous, damned Dane! Drink are man-made. The question of and direct our lives. The ultimate off this poison. Is thy union here? universal harmony is a big goal of the values-based human Follow my mother.” (5.2:315-7) question before the humanity and life is to give and receive Let us take an example from this can be solved only through maximum love and happiness in Vth Act of the play Macbeth. The the mutual or reciprocal mutual exchange mong the hero Macbeth just heard about existence and innate relationship human beings. Human value is his wife’s death and befitting the between these four orders. This like a lamp; when kept on a situation he burst out, thus: mutual existence means co- mount, it illuminates the area, “To-morrow and tomorrow and existence of all four orders whereas when kept in a pit, it tomorrow/Creeps in the petty simultaneously. seems as if it is not there. pace from day to day / To the In today’s world, right In The Mahabharata, we last syllable of recorded time; / understanding and relationship observe a number of instances And all our yesterdays are are also alarmingly deteriorating. where war was fought on the lighted fools/ The way to dusty Excess knowledge without basis of the prevailing value death/ Out, out, brief candles/ inculcation of values makes the system. Despite the fact that the Life’s but a walking shadow a human being devil. In this then society and culture were poor player/ That struts and frets juncture, it is worthwhile to different from those of today, even his hour upon the stage/ And then mention here that the easiest then human values like trust, is heard no more. It is a tale/ Told thing in this world is to give honesty, integrity were practically by an idiot, full of sound and advice and the most difficult essential and indispensable for furry/ Signifying nothing.” things are to ‘Know thyself’, life. Values are constructed over ‘Who am I?’ and ‘What I want to Further, the Shakespearean a lifetime. We all have be’? These questions can be tragedies such as Hamlet, King experienced that good behaviour answered through self Lear, Othello and Macbeth have is rewarded and bad bahaviour exploration with the tools of presented excellent clashes is punished. Only when a ‘natural acceptance’ and between the ideologies and person realizes the importance ‘experimental validation’. And, value systems of that period. of values, he/she tries to ultimately, this will bring about a Shakespeare had mechanically implement them in practice. thorough change in ourselves and analyzed the inner recess of What are the human values? can ascertain our effective role human psyche; and that is why How are they deteriorating? in the betterment of Family, he is universal and known for ‘all What can we do to restore Society, Nature, etc. the ages’. The dilemma ‘To be them? These are some of the Mere knowledqe can not or not to be’ in the prince and favourite topics on which various make a man schooled by itself hero Hamlet in the play Hamlet Workshops, Seminars and alone. It has to be accompanied still remains as a question of Conferences are being held by values. If a knowledgeable value before the humanity. In nowadays. But, the irony is that person lacks the values of Hamlet, the prince of Denmark deep within, we know what to do; ‘punctuality’ and ‘regularity’, his Hamlet killed Claudius, the but, when it comes to action we knowledge cannot be fully villain, uttering these worlds: hold ourselves back. So, values utilized. It is the inculcation and “Here, thou incestuous are given only lip service; they 18 Do not complain about the “causes” of the problem, but find out its “solution.” August, 2019 The World Renewal remain only in mere talk without being implemented or RAJAYOGA translated into practical action in our day-to-day life. One of the major reasons for the present crisis of MEDITATION value situation is that we have given more importance Rajyoga Meditation is the journey inwards, a journey of self-discovery or, in to the materials than to values. Every person has an fact, re-discovery. It requires that the inherent desire to enrich his or her life. Those, who people should take some time for quiet have higher per capita income, are labelled as reflection and silence, away from the prosperous today. However, enrichment has two hustle and bustle of daily living. Taking aspects - outer and inner. To enrich our outer life, we time out enables us to come back to a require a lot of effort, materials and money. But, to enrich centred place of being. In our modern our inner life, we need to inculcate and practise values. world, the pace of life is growing ever Inner enrichment is the real richness without which life faster and we are losing touch with the is worthless and meaningless. real source of our true inner peace and Without the values or virtues like love, compassion power. When we no longer feel grounded, and honesty, sustenance of soul or self with money we can experience ourselves pushed and and materials cannot last long and be effective at all. pulled in many different directions. It is There is a proverb, which justifies this fact: “Money can at this point that we start to experience purchase a good bed but not sleep, money can purchase stress and a feeling of being trapped. costly and nutritious food but not apetite, money can Gradually, over time, this feeling leads to purchase everything except character and happiness.” illness and disease, as our mental, Thus, the purpose of life is not to be simply happy emotional and physical health is thrown and prosperous; but, it is to be useful, to be honourable out of balance. and to be compassionate by inculcating such values. Rajayoga meditation is a form of Those, who possess such values, can be assured that meditation that is accessible to people of they have lived well. Further, values are the basis of all backgrounds. It is a meditation without sustainable development, including growth and holistic rituals or mantras and can be practised perspective in the day-to-day achievements in life. anywhere at any time. Rajayoga It is Values are the foundation stone of intellectual practised with ‘open eyes’, which makes humility, which make human beings great. Therefore, this method of meditation versatile, simple let us hereby pledge to inculcate and practise the values and easy to practise. It is a state of being in our life in order to preserve harmony, lead a life of co- in that place just beyond every day existence and make the life worthy and meaningful. consciousness, which is where spiritual Yesterday is history, tomorrow is mystery, but empowerment begins. Spiritual present is the gift of God; that is why we call it as awareness gives us the power to choose ‘present’. Only present is in our hands. Let us make good and positive thoughts over those, our life at present fragrant by adding the fragrance of which are negative and wasteful. We start values like love, trust, sympathy, empathy, honesty and to respond to situations, rather than just integrity. reacting to them. We begin to live with harmony, we create better and happier, Hereby I conclude the topic, with the following lines: healthier relationships and change our lives “The little deed of kindness/A little word of love/Make in the most positive way. the earth an Eden/Like the Heaven above.” August, 2019 Change the meaning of “re-tired” by changing its spelling as “re-tyred”. 19 CELEBRATE INDEPENDENCE DAY The World Renewal sense of the term. We have got only the political freedom or BY LIBERATING liberation from the foreigners, but SELF FROM VICES we have to get spiritual freedom from the clutches of vices. We –B.K. Dr. Swapan Rudra, are in a strong bondage of five Durgapur (West Bengal) vices viz. lust, anger, greed, ego W e, the Indians, have been souls. Losing inner values and attachment. We think that celebrating our glorious makes a country weak and it is very difficult to conquer these Independence Day on August vulnerable to invasion by external vicious enemies as we have 15 th with many colorful forces. India started getting never tried to confront them due ceremonies throughout the degraded gradually since the to our strong mental slavery to country since 1947, after being commencement of the Copper them. When one gets the taste geographically and Age (Dwaparyuga) approximately of the viceless life, he/she no administratively free from the 2500 years ago, due to the sole longer gets afflicted with vicious British rule. But, still we are in cause of emergence of body- negative desires and emotions. the bondages of poverty, consciousness. Majority of the Now, the Incorporeal God unemployment, insecurity, people are unaware of the fact Father Shiva Himself has addictions, cross-border that Bharat was heaven for a descended on this earth to terrorism, infiltration, etc. The period of 2500 years during liberate us, the souls, from all Indian history of freedom Satyuga and Tretayuga, on the the vicious bondages by movement still glitters in our basis of soul consciousness. All connecting our mind and intellect minds, reminding us of the the events in the drama are to Him. This process of dedication and sacrifice by predestined and they come in a connection is known as Rajyoga thousands of patriots, from the series, being linked with one meditation. The present time is period of ‘The Sepoy Mutiny’ in another. The human souls play a transitional period, known as 1857 to ‘The Freedom their respective roles, changing the Confluence Age, which is in Movement of Indian National costumes (bodies) throughout between the Kaliyuga and Army’ led by Netaji Subhas the cycle of 5000 years in a Satyuga and the same is bringing Chandra Bose in 1945. But, Kalpa. about the transformation of hell even in the period of 72 years We have forgotten the original history and geography of India. into heaven. So, now, we must after getting independence, we have not progressed up to the Though it’s our obligation and adopt the process of repair and mark as desired and dreamed enjoyment to celebrate the redemption of our mind and by Mahatma Gandhi and Netaji. Independence Day to give honor intellect and sanskars, which We, now independently, live to all the patriots and the martyrs are the three faculties of the soul, in a sovereign, secular, socialist, but, at the same time, we must with the help of Godly knowledge democratic and republican know how to clear our vices off and practice of Rajyoga country, which is not yet without in order to liberate ourselves from meditation, taught at all the chaos and social turbulence. We their domination and bondages. Brahmakumaris Centres have got freedom from the Until and unless we give up our throughout the world. To locate Britishers; but, we have not got vicious nature, we cannot the nearest Centre, please visit liberation from our own vices, celebrate and enjoy the true the websites: www.bkwsu.org which are dominating over our freedom or independence in true and www.brahmakumaris.com. 20 No matter what happens, always remember: “Victory is my birthright”. August, 2019 SIGNIFICANCE OF The World Renewal someone, the vices of anger and excitement might consume him OUR THOUGHTS to the point where he/she can’t think about anything good. Or, when one is stressed out about something, he/she may find it – B.K. Surendran, Bengaluru hard to actually do anything T he thoughts have vehicles. It is the speediest of because he/she is paralyzed by ultimate rule and all rockets. We can reach any his/her negative thoughts, thus, domination over this place, feel the presence of any limiting his/her responses. In world. The greatest power is the person sitting at a far off place, each case, the brain closes off power of the mind, the power of even without moving from our from the outside world and the thoughts. If we develop the place. The habits are formed out focuses on the negative thoughts untapped resources of this of our thoughts. Thus, the and emotions of fear, anger and hidden treasure, we can attain thoughts are the building-blocks stress. Negative thoughts and our desires and goals. The of our life. emotions prevent the brain from purpose of a thought is to create, If our thoughts are pure and seeing the other positive options to affect a change and to powerful, they will not only bring and choices that surround us. produce a meaningful reality. We happiness and success in life but Researchers tested the generate a large number will also make this world a better impact of positive thoughts on thoughts per day, we are place to live in. On the contrary, the brain through an experiment. blessed with an abundant if our thoughts are impure, During this experiment, research resource; but, a few of us live in unstable vicious and fickle, they subjects were divided into five this awareness as we are too make our life miserable and, groups and each group was caught up in physical hence, will not yield the desired showed different film clips. surroundings. As a result, most results. Wasteful and negative The first two groups were of our thought energy and the thoughts reduce an individual to shown clips that created positive freedom to choose and create is a state of sloth and slumber, with thoughts and emotions. Group simply wasted. no zeal and enthusiasm, no 1 saw images that created Our greatest treasure is our hopes and expectations and feelings of joy. Group 2 saw thoughts. This treasure is the produce almost a seemingly images that created feelings of most powerful. The power of dead person even though there contentment. Group 3 was the money can be measured, the is life in him/her. For those, who control group. They saw images power of our physical strength live in negative thinking, for them that were neutral and produced can be gauged, but the power of life means living in fear, sadness no significant thought or thoughts is immeasurable. We or anger, most of the time. emotion. The last two groups can send one person to the Adverse Effect of were shown clips that created gallows in one second, we can Wasteful and Negative negative thoughts and emotions. also release him from the Thoughts Group 4 saw images that created gallows in one second. Our Negative thoughts narrow thoughts of fear. Group 5 saw thoughts are the speediest of all down one’s mind. For example, images that created thoughts of land-borne and air-borne when one is in a fight with anger. August, 2019 A merciful soul gives love, co-operation and sympathy to the needy souls. 21 The World Renewal Afterward, each participant How can we avoid wasteful and Incorporeal God, our One was asked to imagine negative thoughts? How can we Constant Companion. Ask themselves in a situation where add to the account of elevated yourself the questions: Who similar thoughts and feelings thoughts? The following ways is Ever-Pure? Who is the would arise and were asked to can be considered useful to stop True Altruist? Who is the real write down their reactions. Each wasteful thoughts and increase source of Protection? Who is participant was handed over a the accumulated treasure of the Most Perfect and piece of paper with 20 blank lines powerful thoughts: Beautiful Being? You’ll find that started with the phrase, “I Watch the thoughts for at the answer: only God. Then, would like to...” least half an hour everyday feel His presence as a The participants, who saw the so as to discipline the mind Friend, Guide, Teacher, Guru, images of fear and anger, wrote to behave the way you want Father and Mother as the down the fewest responses. it to. The key is your time demands. If we allow the Meanwhile, the participants, who awareness of your own thought of being a human saw the images of joy and thoughts; then, you can being to persist in our mind, contentment, wrote down a decide which type of many merits and demerits significantly higher number of thoughts you want to focus will come out of it, which will reactions that they would take, on. result in the stream of even when compared to the Always think that you are an wasteful thoughts . The neutral group. instrument of God. Whatever thought of God only adds to In other words, when you are is seen through these the treasure of elevated experiencing positive thoughts physical eyes, is transitory thoughts. and emotions like joy, and subject to change. See yourself as an contentment and love, you will Nothing is static here. It embodiment of qualities. If see more possibilities in your life. moves. God is our true well- you are in a gloomy state, These findings suggested that wisher, who is always with repeat humaning to yourself: positive thoughts and emotions us. He is simply a thought ‘I am a cheerful soul, I am a broaden the sense of possibility away. This will develop blissful being’. If there is a and open our mind up to more detachment. Be an actor and feeling of anger, emerge your options. One is more proactive spectator in the ever- loveful stage. If there is and looks at people and unfolding drama of life. hatred and resentment, think situations with a different and Be soul-conscious by moving of compassion and mercy. If positive perspective. in the awareness of your true there are thoughts of impurity, Ways to Preserve spiritual identity and think of yourself as a pure Powerful Thoughts identifying and seeing others being. If there is dishonesty, Thoughts are our unseen as pure souls as well. think of integrity. If there is costliest treasure that cannot be We know the limitations of pride, think of humility. If looted, stolen or destroyed by human beings. When the there is jealousy, think of thieves or dacoits nor it is thought of a human being nobility and magnanimity. If perishable. It can be saved and haunts us, we should divert there is timidity, think of accumulated by its owner only. our thoughts towards the courage and so on. 22 Be like a holy swan, who takes the jewels and leaves the muds and pebbles. August, 2019 The World Renewal You can also emerge some of the THE ENERGY OF wonderful and pleasant experiences you had in your life, THOUGHT AND FEELING which will elevate your state of Like so many other energies such as sound energy, being immediately. By being in light energy, electrical energy, etc., which are primarily that experience for some time, you invisible forms of energy and come under the realm of can stop wasteful thoughts matter or the five elements of Nature, the energy of quickly. List out the various thought and feeling is also a form of invisible spiritual or attainments – invaluable peace, psychic energy. The only difference is that it is an energy, happiness, value inculcation, which transcends the limits of matter or the five elements greater discipline and so on that and is metaphysical or non-physical and extremely subtle you have achieved after being a in nature. It is a living or conscient energy, which Godly student. List out your originates from the conscient soul, as compared to the qualities. Count your blessings other energies, which are non-living or non-conscient in and tell yourself how lucky you are nature. But, at the same time, it is important not to forget when compared to many others, that it is closely connected with the physical body and since God has selected us as one can only express itself through a physical body. The other of his instruments for the noble energies cannot express themselves since they are non- service of world-transformation. living. Also, we perceive this energy only when we are Have well-wishes for all. Have good inside the physical body. intentions and thoughts for others’ It is an energy, which has kept going and going for as benevolence and wellbeing. long as we have lived, life after life, in many wrong Observe silence of speech and, directions a lot of time. It is this energy, which we need then, move on to the silence of the to learn to channelize, control, manage, discipline, etc., mind. By silencing the mind, we because by doing that we experience our original virtues will know what to think and when of peace, love, joy and power, which is our only and to think, what to do and when to only desire, for which we use various different methods, do. Observe silence (moun) for a few hours in the morning and in but many times it is not fulfilled, because we forget this the evening so as to reinforce the basic and most important method. This is something, inner strength. which we have not been able to do since a long time, Our thoughts have the power to and also something, which a lot of people have desired materialize. They create the to achieve since thousands of years. The technique of environment and return back. If we meditation is the only one technique, which helps us in have positive and elevated thoughts doing that. The channelization of this energy will also like mercy, compassion and good improve the state of our physical body as it has a positive wishes, they help those suffering from effect on the various body systems, the quality of all tension, stress and depression. Thus, roles that we play and the success we achieve while we can eradicate sorrow from this playing them and very importantly our relationships, not world and invoke a world of peace, only with others but with our self and God, the Supreme love, happiness and purity. Being also. August, 2019 A yogi and knowledgeful soul has the ruling and controlling power. 23 TECHNIQUETheAND World Renewal relationships, enhancement of inner powers and complete self- BENEFITS OF RAJYOGA realization. Early morning hours are the best time for practice of MEDITATION meditation since during that time there is lesser noise in the –B.K. Manjula Baijal, atmosphere. Also, meditating in Begur, Bengaluru the morning sets our mood well P eople with unstable up a pathway to experience true for the rest of the day. minds can become peace of mind and a natural state Firstly, we should find a reckless. Burning of happiness. peaceful spot in the house or we tempers, mood swings and Rajyoga meditation is a can go outdoors into the indecisive actions sap their technique mentioned in The greenery to find a suitable place energy as a result of which Bhagavad Gita, and it was to meditate. We should feel keeping them calm becomes a popularized by Swami comfortable and relaxed at the daunting task. So, what is the Vivekananda in the 19th century. place we choose. To get us into way out of this mental Since then, it has gained a reflective mode, we can play turbulence? popularity and is widely taught some soft music in the Rajyoga m editation is a around the world to maintain background. Sitting in the lotus practice in which an individual stability and sanity of mind. This position works well. Even the uses a technique – such as meditation or yoga is prefixed Vajrasana is fine. If these sitting mindfulness, or focusing their with the term ‘Raja’ because the positions make us mind on the self and the practice of it aims to impart king- uncomfortable, we can shift or Supreme Self/Being in order to like qualities of confidence, change to a more comfortable train attention and awareness awareness and independence. one. We should make sure that and thereby achieve an This technique is a spiritual we feel stable in the sitting emotionally calm and stable process to know the self, and it position. Let us keep the state of mind. uses the power of the mind to shoulders down, open up the Rajyoga is an control the body and its sense chest and keep the back a n c i e n t organs. It awakens the positive naturally straight, and gently system of qualities merged within us, and place our palms on our knees. meditation teaches the importance of For a few moments, let us reflect and spiritual silence and introspection. on our original spiritual identity - understanding. Technique of Rajyoga soul, a point of light - which is It enables us Meditation: How To located in the middle of the to return to a state of inner Practise it? forehead, and also on our core peace, personal power and self- Rajyoga meditation can easily qualities and values. worth through re-kindling the fit in our daily regimen. Daily We should keep our eyes soul’s original qualities, powers practice of this meditation can open, visualize and gently focus and virtues. It provides many provide us lifetime benefits, on the soul/self, a point of light, answers to age-old questions including reduced stress, shining like a star in the middle relating to our real identity and lessened attachment to material of the forehead. As we practise purpose of life and also opens objects and physical this, our mind will have a range 24 Bapdada looks at a time the past, present and future stages of His children. August, 2019 The World Renewal of thoughts passing through. Let us not try to BUILD SELF - CONFIDENCE avoid them; rather, we should gently accept them and try to return to the present moment by THROUGH HEALTHY MIND - TALK getting back to the point of our focus. Then, we – Farha Sayed, Mumbai S need to create a powerful thought like this: “I elf-confidence is all about being strong from am a peaceful soul, I am a peaceful being and inside. Are you strong enough? What comes peace is my original nature.” While thinking like to your mind when you think of strength? Being this, we should try to experience the feeling and rich or physically strong? Real strength comes beauty of it. Gradually, we should visualize the from within - the belief in the self, belief in our rays of light, peace, love and power emerging skills, qualities and powers. Confidence is that from the soul at centre of forehead and radiating unique and palpable sense of absolute conviction all around. Our understanding and experience that cannot be affected by external or internal of these feeling and light will combine to produce fluctuations. It is being absolutely sure and a profound sense of self-realization. When the fearless. Self-confidence is a very intrinsic quality practice of meditation is over, we need to try to of a person that comes from within. Using hold on to the inner peace as we go about doing external methods like dressing smart or walking our daily tasks. faster may help to some extent, but the real self- The Benefits of Rajyoga Meditation confidence comes from within and does not The followinig are the benefits of Rajyoga require any external attire for its boosting. meditation: It is not a real confidence that comes from Rajyoga meditation gives peace of mind and fear, overwhelming arrogance, the puny ego, or relaxes our body. ethnocentric pride. It is not a real confidence It helps us in developing a positive attitude to that comes from a desire for power and an respond to the situations in a better way. aspiration to dominate. But, the real a confidence It helps in developing positive relationships. is being true to the self in the very middle of the It improves concentration and increases life-processes, even in all its chaos and clarity. complexities. To know our inherent goodness is It develops a broad sense of self-worth. to know, understand and realize who we really It enables to find purpose in life and to work are. When one knows, understands and realizes towards achieving it. It also enables us to feel contented and remain the true self, there are no limits, no doubts, no stable. fear and no expectations, but only love, stability, With its regular practice, we will experience courage and perfection. peace and there will be an improvement in The only way to tap into the wisdom of inner our mental as well as physical health too. self is to meditate. This is the tool that opens up It is always helpful if we have the proper our heart and mind. Through practice of Rajyoga guidance of some able and experienced teacher. meditation, we understand life in true sense of One can visit any of the Brahma Kumaris the term and this helps us build our real self- Centres to learn Rajyoga meditation, which is confidence. taught freely there by experienced Rajyoga To build self-confidence, the need is to have teachers, and thereby experience the power of a simple thought or healthy mind-talk or self-talk, spiritual and meditative vibrations of the centres which will take you to great heights with a and also take the benefits of this meditation. peaceful mind. August, 2019 Now is the only time to accumulate fortunes for the whole Time Cycle. 25 DEAR GOD! LETTheME BE A World Renewal full. For mankind at present, this bench has become their BETTER PERSON TODAY home, their pride and joy, their bedroom, kitchen and a place they can sleep in ignorance –B.K. David, Paington, UK and get cheap pleasures whilst on it. D ear God! Let me be negative ways of thinking, and O Dear God! let me feel the tireless and have the take with me the sense of coolness of Your hand on my commitment and p e a c e , p u r i t y, l o v e a n d head and stop me from sitting dedication to serve like Brahma contentment. I can feel His on the bench of Maya and from Baba. Let me have the wisdom presence if I stay true and being unworthy. I need Your and shrewdness of Gandhi. Let obedient to Him and His noble care and warmth of love all the me have the compassion and spiritual teachings. time. care that mother Teresa The Bench of Maya No Effort, No Luck: nurtured and shared with the Who can put their hand up Make your own Spiritual world. Let me be like Buddha, and say they do not need to Effort who sat under the tree be often pushed by God in the A spiritual path should not be detached whilst performing right direction? Are you so a spiritual roundabout of worldly elevated Karma. Let me be like obedient, accurate and good amusement. Many tread a the Guru, who has renounced that you walk each minute the spiritual path that sooner or all things worldly and all things road that leads to heaven? Do later develops into a circular harmful. Let me be more like you never change direction and road that takes them nowhere You, who is full of Peace and walk the road of laziness and and only fatigues them. Do you Benevolence. Let me be a unhappiness that causes you ever get bored and step on to better person today so that to stop and rest on the bench the motorbike of entertainment, tomorrow I can be the person o f M a y a? I s y o u r b e n c h daring and cheap thrills? This that I desperately want to be. comfortable for you? If so, you motorbike only serves to speed Dear God! Next to You, let can spend months on it up your mind and takes away perfection be my best friend. relaxing, just thinking, doing your energy. Do you crave to be a better nothing spiritual or Today, everyone has a T shirt person? If so, and if you truly constructive. which they wear even in the want to be a happy you Everyone, at some point, winter with its saying visible on tomorrow, you need to act sits on the bench of Maya. both front and back: NO today, right now, this minute. This bench for the spiritually EFFORT, NO LUCK. How I wish I could feel God’s minded is taboo. This bench This T shirt will remind the hand on my head every day? is to be avoided at all costs wearer and also anyone looking But, Am I worthy of such a as it will rob you completely at it, to make effort. The person regular Godly Hand of Divinity? of all your inner wealth. Yet, seeing someone with such a T I can become worthy of God’s for a mundane man, who shirt could remind the wearer continuous company if I leave represents most of the of what it says, especially if behind my vices, bad habits, humanity, this bench is always they are being careless in the 26 The Benevolent God Father is always pleased to bless His worthy children. August, 2019 The World Renewal department of making effort. your clean and bright T shirt by such falsehood but live with So, make your own spiritual every day and remind yourself of only truth in my life. Make me effort. ‘Effort’ is on the ground the effort you need to make so so true that I become worthy of floor of any spiritual building and that you can be sure you reach Your Love. Give me the ability it’s from there that you can take the rooftop garden that gives an and power to be able to walk the Godly Elevator and move up incredible view. By your climbing away from falsehood and turn quickly through the floors to the and getting near the rooftop, my back on ignorance. top floor of this Spiritual others will notice what you are Department Store. wearing. (.....Contd. from page no. 9) Without performing the right Dear God! let me break my It acts as the basis for effort, many end up having to body-consciousness and bringing the New World walk up the endless stairs and endless desires. Dear God! Do (Diwali and New Year), it’s this kind of effort, which not let me get weighed down by called Satyuga once eventually makes the aspiring man’s degraded lifestyle that again. student tired and causes him to sees him shackled by the hand The word bandhan actually lose hope and forget about the wearing his gold watch and means bondage, but Raksha high climb. When the student around his neck, which he is Bandhan is a very sweet bond gets tired, it becomes all too chocking to death as being of protection. Hence, let’s tie easy for him to turn around and strangled by his heavy gold ourselves in the following self- start walking back down the chain of greed for money. Man’s chosen disciplines: staircase. gold chain is as endless as is I will devote time for Does the earthquake of vice listening to Godly his sorrow. knowledge. easily and suddenly shake your Thoughts and Actions are I will meditate for at least Spiritual Building which you’re Linked 15 minutes daily in the climbing? Do you optimistically Everything is linked and morning and evening. enter through the doors of connected. Man’s thoughts and I’ll not spend more than 15 progress and into the foyer of actions are linked to him and are minutes on social media effort each day? If your the cause of his sorrows, and at a stretch . foundation under your building is this acts as the links to his gold Many send Rakhi by post. not mixed with the concrete of chain around his neck and Similarly, let’s visualize as if selfless love, courage, dedication these links that add up and God Himself has sent us a to service, wisdom and become heavy and cause him Rakhi from above, and is compassion, the foundation of sorrow. tying this bond of purity and your spiritual building with its Many get trapped by love. Indeed, we heartily wish staircase will easily shake, falsehood and become unable you a very happy Raksha shatter and collapse with you to free themselves so as to walk Bandhan and invite you to inside it. on the land of truth. Dear God! come and tie Rakhi at your Make sure you are wearing a give me the strength that I need nearest Brahma Kumaris bright T shirt today. So, put on so that I may not get trapped Centre. August, 2019 If you cannot always keep hold of God’s hand, put your hand in God’s hold. 27 Contd. from July, 2019 Issue DEIFIED AND GLORIFIED BRAHMA The World Renewal KUMARIS: THE SPIRITUALLY EMPOWERED WOMEN OF THE WORLD – Dr. Brahma Kumar Yudhishthir, Ph.D., Shantivan, Associate Editor B rahma Kumaris are the Brahma Kumaris, who are born the ways of spiritual pioneers of the new as the spiritual off-springs of transformation of life. heavenly world, which Prajapita Brahma through his Brahma Kumaris – The will follow the present old Kaliyugi lotus mouth, received the rays Path-Breakers of the hellish world. In this sense they of spiritual light of divine Society are called God’s chosen divine knowledge of Incorporeal God The materialistic and representatives for ushering in Father Shiva, the westernized society of the old- that world by transmitting the Almighty age world was quite prone to blind teachings of His spiritual Knowledgeful beliefs, dogmas, dilemmas, knowledge and training of Lord of the three superstitions, etc. in which Rajyoga meditation to all worlds people were completely decadent and impure human (Trilokinath). In this way, Brahma segregated from God, souls of this world, and therebyKumaris became God’s sole spirituality, values, virtues, transforming them from their instruments of bearing the morality, ethicality, irreligiosity present human stage to their spiritual torches for guiding the as they ignorantly forthcoming divine stage. They ignorant and floundering human considered and teach all men, women and souls of the humanity to a new treated children by their practical direction leading to God-guided themselves and examples of spiritual and values- spiritual path of heavenly life. others as outer based lifestyles, which attract By listening to such spiritual bodies instead of them to follow and emulate theirknowledge and leading a spiritual souls – the spiritual beings/ lifestyles in order to live anewpath, the crestfallen human entities – in their mistaken, with elevated thoughts (Vichar),souls heave a sigh of relief by narrow and unproven with intake of vegetarian foods getting a new lease of pure and mechanistic worldview. In the and drinks (Ahar); with divine and divine life, which is quite different current scientific and spiritual conduct (Achar); and from their earlier life of impurity, technological worldview, they with dignified behaviour sensuality and perversity. considered themselves and the (Vyvahar) . Brahma Kumaris Organization world as machines and worked Brahma Kumaris - The (BKO) is “the spiritual light and as material machines being Spiritual Torch Bearers might house” of the world, and quite oblivious of their original, for the World Brahma Kumaris showed and essential and real spiritual When the whole world is “justified the ways of God to identity and spiritual worldview. enveloped in the deep spiritual men” in the words of John Milton, Brahma Kumaris as the path- darkness of the Kaliyugi night, the English poet, by pointing out breakers of the society give the 28 The easy effort-maker keeps all relationships with only One God Father. August, 2019 The World Renewal people their new spiritual identity In this way, they are justifying and Brahma Kumars, his and the new spiritual worldview and implementing practically the progenies, the instruments of with new outlooks, attitudes, oft-quoted saying: “Service to doling out His holy grace to all. temperaments, moral and ethical mankind is service to God.” By Brahma Kumaris taught all choices for taking a strong going through their disciplined human souls the practice of decision to break away from the routine life of regular spiritual Rajyoga meditation and through dogmatic, superstitious, studies, they are at their level their powerful mistaken and narrow ways, best to elevate themselves in meditation which had strayed them from order to attain their subtle angelic commentary the God-led, values-driven and stage with a view to becoming transport them to spiritually-oriented tracks of real, the true divine and holy angels the metaphysical peaceful and happy life. They (Farishte) even while making Soul World, and give a new direction to the people speedier spiritual efforts and thereby enable them to connect and society and lead them to a remaining in their present gross their souls with the Incorporeal spiritual and divinized way of life, bodies. In reality, the descent of God, the Supreme Soul, who is which is characterized by peace, Incorporeal God Father in human the ever flowing Fountain of Holy purity, prosperity, health, wealth body is meant to transform the Grace. Just like the thirsty and happiness on the basis of human souls/beings from their partridge birds very earnestly God’s Commandments. present Shudra stage to seek to drink the first drops of Brahma Kumaris - The True Brahmin stage; then, from rain after the scorching heat of Divine and Holy Angels Brahmin stage to angelic stage summer season, these human Unlike the body-conscious and, then, finally to the deity souls, who are scorched by the human beings of this physical, stage. Brahma Kumaris and fiery and burning fire of vices like elemental and material world, the Kumars are also set to achieve sex-lust, anger, greed, angels are subtle beings of this subtle angelic and deity attachment, ego, indolence and transparent light states in very near future. jealousy, seek to pacify their bodies with their Brahma Kumaris Dole out spiritual thirst by gulping the soul-conscious God’s Holy Grace holy grace of God through their state, who serve It is rightly said that the holy inner link with Him through the human grace of God is flowing freely like meditation that allows His grace beings as the fountains. But, God is, in fact, to flow freely into their parched divine messengers of Incorporeal Immortal, Incorporeal, Almighty and thirsty souls. God Father with their pure and and Invisible to the human souls/ Brahma & Brahma positive thought vibrations. beings. How can, then, the Kumaris - The True Brahma Kumaris all over the mortal, corporeal, weak, visible Followers of Incorporeal world in over 140 countries are and human beings get His holy God Shiva, the Real doing such subtle, spiritual grace? In order to enable such Founder of Shaivism services of the human souls of human beings to get His holy The character and position of the vast humanity through pure, grace, the most Gracious God God Rudra, called Shiva, “the positive and good wishes and Father Shiva has made Prajapita Auspicious One,” who is the thoughts of their mind. Brahma and Brahma Kumaris Creator of the Hindu Trinity - August, 2019 Transform anything waste to best to claim the number one status. 29 The World Renewal Brahma, Vishnu and Shankar - cultures; it shows an enlightened which means the One, who came to dominate in Hinduism. view of man’s place in the takes away all with Him; Lord God Shiva is held by devotees universe and a profound system of all Lords, which means that to be the Conscient Seed of of temple mysticism and even Lord Vishnu, Krishna and entire Universe, and is Rajyoga, often called Siddha Rama worshipped Him; the Lord worshipped as Shiva Lingam in Yoga, the practice of which of Yoga, Yogeshwar, which various significant names in renders to the devoted and means that He alone teaches Shiva temples throughout the committed practitioners all types Rajyoga to all decadent souls; world due to His benevolent of wish-fulfilment (Siddhi) in life. Incorporeal (Nirakar), which acts. Shaivism is the world’s It provides knowledge of man’s means that He does not have or most ancient religion, which is evolution from God and of the like any decorations with jewels otherwise called Deity Religion human soul’s spiritual and materialistic ornaments like (Adi Sanatan Devi Devta awakening, enfoldment, uplift other corporeal gods and Dharma). Worshiping and elevation from human stage goddesses when worshipped. Incorporeal God Shiva, the Most to deity stage. During the cult of When lesser gods like Brahma, Compassionate One, known as devotion (Bhakti Marga), its Vishnu and Shankar are Sarvodaya, who shows majority followers were devout worshipped, the devotees utter compassion families, guided by enlightened “Devtaya Namah” whereas when or mercy on sages and hundreds of orders God Shiva is worshipped they all souls, of swamis and sadhus, who utter “Shiva Paramatmaya stresses on followed it with a view to attaining Namah.” Brahma and Brahma p o t e n t liberation. The Vedas state, “By Kumaris practically transform disciplines, knowing Shiva, the Auspicious their lives according to His high spiritual philosophy and One and the One Embracer of Directions and, hence, are called the centrality of the Supreme the whole Universe, and by the true followers of Incorporeal Spirit as Supreme Father, realizing Him, one is released God Shiva, the Real Founder of Supreme Teacher and Supreme from all fetters.” Shaivism. Preceptor (Satguru) leading to Among His various names, Brahma Kumaris - The souls’ oneness with Him. the most famous are: Bholenath, Heralders of the Heaven Shaivism is the most ancient which means the innocent God; These Brahma Kumaris along in the sense that it is truly Rudra, which means the with the Brahma Kumars are the ageless, for it has no beginning. destroyer of evils and sorrows; heralders of the forthcoming It is the precursor of the many- Sadashiva, which means always Heaven - Shivalaya – in the faceted religion, which is, now, the Doer of Good and His sense that due to their termed as Hinduism. Scholars existence is timeless and committed spiritual efforts in trace the roots of Shiva worship ageless; Trinetri and acquiring the spiritual knowledge, back to 5,000 years. But, sacred Trikaldarshi, which mean Seer expertise in Rajyoga meditation, writings state that there never of three phases of Time Cycle - inculcating divine values and was a time when Shaivism did past, present and future virtues in their practical lives, not exist. Shaivism’s grandeur simultaneously with the power rendering dedicated spiritual and beauty are found in practical of His Divine Vision; Mahakal, services for the uplift of the fallen 30 Perform every action being combined in God to reap easy success. August, 2019 The World Renewal souls and contributions to God rendering selfless spiritual the deity stage by the cataclysmic Shiva’s noble task of world- service to the ignorant, unaware power of His spiritual knowledge transformation, they become and strayed human brethren. of World/Time Cycle and Rajyoga deities in future in Satyuga, and God, the sole Bestower of meditation practice. are, then, called true Vaishnavas Divine Properties, makes will of From their practical, positive, under the suzerainty of the His properties to the deserving effective and values-based spiritual Presiding Deity Vishnu, who is souls like Brahma Kumaris and lifestyles, manners, divine symbolically represented as the Brahma Kumars as the conduct, combined form of Shree Lakshmi inheritors, who surrender and behaviours and Shree Narayan, the divine dedicate themselves to the noble and spouse, who reigned there as cause or task of self- deportment the First Empress and First transformation and world- in their Emperor of the New World transformation. Only those, who interaction respectively. transform their selves, can easily with fellow Brahma Kumaris - The and surely transform the world. beings and Inheritors of the Golden- Brahma Kumaris – The others, Aged Paradise Exemplary Models of Brahma According to God’s Divine “Nari Tu Narayani” Kumaris, who are the glorious Directions/Versions (Shreemat), There is a powerful and embodiment of divine values, Brahma Kumaris are building the appropriate saying, “Let man virtues, powers and qualities, foundation of the approaching (Nar) does such action (Karma) show the emulative examples of Golden-aged Paradise by that he becomes Narayan; and women being practically let woman (Nari) do such action transformed into goddess, thereby (Karma) that she becomes becoming the exemplary models Narayani.” This saying is of “Nari Tu Narayani” for all women practically and effectively in the world at large. implemented into result-oriented A very outward look/glance at action through Brahma Kumaris the flock of Brahma Kumaris will Organization by none other than give anyone the feeling, changing themselves and their the Incorporeal Supreme God experience and realization of their lives first and also putting in their Father Shiva, whose ultimate aim divine womanhood, outlook, best efforts to change others is to transform every man into a attitude and nature of divinity in accordingly. They are casting veritable living god (Narayan) and them, which is reflected in the themselves and others in God’s woman into a living goddess purified and spiritual glaze of their divine mould and finishing their (Narayani). Brahma Kumars and meditative, charming and and others’ life to perfection in Kumaris are the first and attractive faces and features. the ultimate ways as God foremost such group of men and In nutshell, Brahma Kumaris wishes them to be the inheritors women, who are specially are the self-realized, God- of the Golden-Aged Paradise. “chosen” by Him to go through the guided, deified, and Spiritually Because, the gates of heaven will self-transformative process of Empowered Women of the be open to those, who are turning from their human stage to World (SEWW). (Concluded) August, 2019 To save yourself from labour is to remain lost in God’s remembrance. 31 The World Renewal (.....Contd. from page no. 3) be holy, to observe chastity Purity is the Mother of In all democratic countries, we and to refrain from these Peace have a legislative body, which vices. The Incorporeal God Father frames and passes laws; and We read in the biographical Shiva has explained to us there is a judiciary, which details of St. Francis of Assisi through his human medium, adjudges the cases of its that when he was asked by his Brahma Baba, that the main violation; and there are police friends whether he would cause of peace-lessness is that and jail departments, which m a r r y, h e r e p l i e d t h a t h e man’s love has taken a carry out the work of would marry Lady Poverty, perverted form. It has either penalising those, who are which means utmost acquired the form of love for adjudged as criminals. But, if Simplicity, which, he said, is sex, love for money or status, we analyse these legal the most beautiful of all ladies. or love only for one’s self or systems, we will find that they, Mahatma Gandhi also took up physical relatives. If any of generally, take cognizance of Brahmcharya, i.e., continence these forms of love is not the five well-known evils viz. and regarded his wife as his satisfied, he becomes angry or sex-lust, anger, attachment, m o t h e r. Buddha also begins to hate or commit greed and anger. These legal renounced sex and took to violence. But, if man’s love laws are related to various Brahmcharya; and Brahma becomes universal and divine, we will have peace on this forms of Greed such as Baba, as we observed in our planet. The new world order will bribery, tax-evasion, etc.; to own lifetime, not only himself have Purity as a basic law, various forms of Anger such observed it as a foremost which every human being will as violence, murder, etc.; to principle; but, today, millions follow as naturally as he any of the other vices such as of people, by drawing breathes. God Shiva and Sex-lust, which takes the inspirations from him, observe Brahma Baba have said that form of m o l e s ta t i o n , it religiously in their lives. Purity is the Mother of Peace. abduction, rape, etc.; and Those, who observe it, are not Without purity, there cannot be also to various forms of p r i e s ts o r f r i a r s b u t a r e peace in the world. Attachment and Ego. householders, who lead a Purity and Universal Love go Because of crime and sin or family life and are carrying on together. Purification or unrighteous actions, there is their professional duties as sublimation of physical love to peace-lessness in this world. anyone else. Chastity was the spiritual love roots out all the So, if we want a peaceful basic virtue of men and problems. St. Francis, planet, the foundation or the women in paradise. The fall of Mahatma Gandhi and Buddha basis or the primary code of Adam and Eve, as described had love for fellow human human conduct has to be to in The Bible, the Christian beings, for animals, birds and abstain from these five evils Scripture, was due to their all. This universal love or vices. Every faith, be it having committed this original eliminated from their minds the C h r i s t i a n i t y, Buddhism, sin. If this vice is renounced, tendencies of hate, anger or Sufism or ancient Deity- the world will again be a holy violence. St. Francis had first Religion in India, asks man to land of heavenly peace. loved and kissed a leper, whom 32 Always follow Shreemat to experience the hand of God upon your head. August, 2019 The World Renewal he once hated. He had, now, and teaching. The editor was nothing but stressed on giving love for those beggars he would also told that as souls we all are up the bad habits, which were hate them earlier when they brothers and, therefore, Baba the main reasons of our and asked for some charity while he considered him, too, his brother. others’ peace-lessness. was working at his father’s St. Francis had given up his We learn from the biography shop. He loved animals and ambition of Knighthood for love of St. Francis that when Mount birds as, his biographer says, of God. His inner voice called of La Verna was given to him by he loved even the wolf and had him to give up his love for the great Knight of Orlando of been able to turn it into a non- chivalry and to be a General not Chuisi, St. Francis dedicated its violent creature or being. He of the army, which was to fight outstanding peak to St. Michael, had spoken to larks and had, on the side of the Pope against who, as you all know, is through his love, asked them to King Fredrick II but to be the considered to be the sworn be silent while he was praying. General of the forces for Peace enemy of Satan or Evil and is Buddha loved the bird, which and Amity. It was for love of the regarded as the leader of the had been shot at with an arrow Lord that he had given up his heavenly hosts. He had by his cousin, Debdutta. He had everything, even his belt, shoes dedicated it to St. Michael, for said that the right to save life and his father’s property. He had he was not a mere hermit but was more sacred than the right given up his attachment for his sought to liberate man from the to kill any creature for food, or father and the costly costumes enemy giants of avarice, lust for game or in self-defence. and paraphernalia of the and hatred. Mahatma Gandhi, too, loved knighthood for love of the poor Now, there at the Mount of La Hindus, Muslims and and the whole mankind. It was Verna, St. Francis resolved to Christians alike and was because of having loved even keep a forty days’ fast in against violence and killing. He the poor and having renounced preparation for the feast of St. had asked his people to wage his all that he was known as Michael by spending his time in a non-violent fight against the Poverello - the poor little fellow. prayer with his best-loved Britishers for freedom. Brahma Baba also loved us brethren Leo, Masseo, Angels Brahma Baba was bitterly all so much that everyone was and Alluminate, in August, 1224. criticised and castigated by able to transform the self without In one of these special prayers, those, who were against the much difficulty. “Sweet children”, St. Francis said “I entreat you principle of purity; but, he did “beloved children”, “long-lost Lord, to give me two graces”. not cease to love them. He and newly found children” - this One of these was “That I feel in stated that he was God’s is how he addressed all of us. my heart, as far as possible, that instrument for the His love was able to bring great excess of love by which you, a establishment of the kingdom reform, because, for love’s son of God, was inflamed to of universal love. Once, the sake, one can easily mould undertake so cruel a suffering editor of a newspaper criticised oneself. Baba won our hearts by for us sinners.” And you know Baba for his preaching of means of extraordinary love that on October 3rd in the year complete purity. Baba sent him and, then, every one of us was 1225, which was his last day of a letter, thanking him for telling willing to sacrifice anything and life, after he had caused bread people what he was preaching everything. Baba demanded to be brought and broken into August, 2019 Before performing any task, first think and check its possible consequences. 33 The World Renewal pieces and to be distributed to friars, he gave his last THE INVISIBLE IMPRESSIONS THAT commandment that they should SHAPE ME love one another. The mind and intellect are two faculties of the soul, which Mahatma Gandhi also said at play their role on the surface of our consciousness. At a deeper his regular evening public level, hidden beneath these two faculties, there lies a third prayers that God or Rama was faculty, commonly called the sanskara. The sanskara is not the purifier of the sinful and that only a store house of personality traits, as we commonly know we should be pure and loving. it to be, but a store house of millions and millions of Sufism, as we all know, is also impressions or imprints. Such a large number of impressions based on universal love and has are created by millions of experiences that I go through my purity as one of its main sense organs not only in this life but in all my lifetimes. principles. Everything that I hear, see, touch, taste, etc. I process or analyze Brahma Baba also practically or summarize in my own unique way; basically, I give the demonstrated for us his experiences a unique form depending on my personality, before profound love for mankind and this form gets stored in the form of impressions inside me. I even process my subtle experiences, which are in the form of his strong will to eradicate evil thoughts and feelings. wherever it is. He often said that This process of experiencing and processing takes place ours is a non-violent army, during each and every second of my life including the time I fighting against Satan or sleep, when my mind may not be experiencing a lot but it is Ravana and that God is the busy in processing the physical and subtle experiences of the Ocean of Love and we all, like day that has gone by and storing the processed information in his faithful children, should have the form of impressions. From this, one can get an idea of the lots of love for one another. His magnitude of the database of impressions stored within my last direction that he gave in his self, the spiritual being. These impressions or imprints, which discourse on 18th January, are unique to me, make up my sanskaras, and shape up my 1969 was: “We should regard unique personality in a cyclic process. My personality shapes even our worst critic as our what type of impressions are created out of my experiences friend.” He also said that we and the impressions, in turn, shape my personality, my should be completely viceless thoughts, words and actions. For example, if I constantly keep and egoless by giving up our the company of people who gossip, a large number of identification with our bodies. respective impressions based on the experience of gossiping Inculcation of Purity, Love and keep getting stored inside me, which, in turn, influence my Non-violence in our life is, personality. The personality characteristic gets stronger and therefore, the universal over a period of time I do not find anything wrong with it and methodology for establishment I indulge in it more and more. As a result, more such impressions get stored. Thus, it is a cyclic process. of Peace on the planet Earth. Edited and published by B.K. 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