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Murli Notes, September 4, 2018, Sister Denise
Baba is talking about the balance of the fire of yoga which destroys the sins and the arrows of knowledge which shoot down negative ideas that are also the origin of many of the sins.
There are two types of sins one is the kind that you are quite aware about. It is sin to harm other people. There is a second type of sin. It is also a sin to propagate incorrect ideas which cause people to apply flawed moral logic that results in assuming a wrong action to be right. This applies particularly to descriptions and definitions of God, souls and karma. This also explains why, no matter how moral people may be, due to insufficient knowledge, they are unable to become free from sin.
Baba connects the balance of the fire of yoga and clear knowledge, with the creation of a high status and that too for many births in your future. Baba takes us back to the basic essentials. The original dharma of the soul. Note that dharma does not always mean religion, but what you actually are. A soul begins as still, silent, at peace, and then receives physical organs, the instrument of the body, through which to perform karma. Thus, the body is secondary and the soul is primary. Baba clarifies how we souls take the support of the body so that we can understand better how Shiv Baba, the bodiless Supreme Soul, takes the support of the body of Brahma Baba in order to speak to us.
Baba explains that we forget Baba is because we do not have sufficient practice. It is necessary to spend a lot of time sitting practicing to detach from the body, practicing to connect with Shiv Baba in order for it to remain stable, steady and permanent, whilst you are doing other activities. In each Murli, Baba gives us the basics and reminds us: “I have told you who I am, I told you who you are, and I have told you the beginning the middle and the end of the world.” This is a completely different way of understanding what humanity is and how the world proceeds, in comparison with what we receive from the scriptures or from regular education.
You will see in the Murli the word ‘infinite’ which is the translation of the word béant. However, I would not use the word ‘infinite’, I would say a better translation is ‘indefinable.’ This is because the English expression for this tends to be that God is indefinable. They say further that if you try to define God, no matter what definition you give, it will be wrong because God is indefinable. Baba says this is not true. Maybe you cannot define Me, but I can define Myself, and then explain Myself to you.
The English translation also says that the creation is ‘infinite’; infinite in the sense that it is never ending. The Hindi word béant, means that it does not have an end in time or space. Also, because of the cyclical nature of creation, it doesn’t cease to exist. When a person defines something physical, they delimit it. It is difficult for people of linear thinking to define something which is non-linear. Baba clarifies that, because people think God is indefinable, consequently He must be everywhere. However, that is faulty logic. Baba points that out, which becomes an additional proof that He is not omnipresent. The foundation of the concept of omnipresence is faulty logic.
Baba takes up the praise of God: Ek Onkar Satnam Karta Purush, which comes from the Guru Granth Sahib the religious scripture of the Sikh religion. You will find many quotes from the Guru Granth Sahib. The community of Sindhis that Brahma Baba and the original Bks came from would be familiar with quotes from both the Gita and from the Sikh scripture. Brahma Baba belonged to the Valabhacharee sect, that was a combination of Sikhism and Hinduism, where they believe in Vishnu, Krishna, and Lakshmi and Narayan as well as the Gita and the Guru Granth Sahib.
The expression “washes the dirty clothes” also comes from the Sikh scripture. Baba takes up the expression ugly and beautiful: Shyam Sundar, which refers more accurately to the brightness of the soul when there is no eclipse of body consciousness, and the darkness or shadow of the vices that dims the brightness of the soul. It is not so much a question of beauty and ugliness but of brightness and darkness or dimness.
Shiv Baba specifies the time of His coming. it is only possible for Him to come when the path of devotion is at maximum, has reached its completion, and has finished everything that it had to do. The time of Baba’s coming cannot be in the middle of the cycle, as many of the Hindu concepts present. Rather, it can only be at the convergence of the end and the beginning. Both the creation and the destruction occur at the time when God comes. He can only come at the time when it is possible for there to be destruction and creation. This can only take place at the end of one cycle and the beginning of another. If He is here, it means we are at that time of destruction and new creation.
Baba describes the path of Bhakti as a maze. You can neither find your way out of it, nor untangle it. Shiv Baba is the only one who can show you the way to come out, and give you a perspective that is distant enough for you to see the whole thing, and go beyond it.
Baba prepares the Brahmin community for Brahma Baba becoming avyakt. Now the avyakt role is completed. It is no longer happening and so we have the complete role of Sakar Baba and now the complete role of Avyakt Babdada. He defines the avyakt form as that of a deity so the soul of Brahma Baba has temporarily come out of the cycle, he did not reincarnate. He is the only soul who has that specialty so he has become equal to God and he has now effectively been functioning as a deity for nearly 50 years. We have experienced that very extraordinary phenomenon.
Baba gives importance to the study and ability to communicate the information to others. Your status is also based on your ability to work with the knowledge. The symbolism of the double crown of the deities means that one is the crown of light referring to purity, and the other is the crown of jewels, referring to the absorption of the jewels of knowledge. Purity combined with the wisdom makes you fit to claim the status of a king.
Baba takes up the concept of dreams. Anything that has gone into the past is experienced the way you experience a dream. It is also said in gyan that your dreams are created by events of the past that come in to your mind during sleep. Since that is the case, it must also be possible to have dreams of the future. Due to the nature of the cycle of time, the future is the same as the distant past.
Baba specifies that calling him omnipresent is defamation. How is it defamation? Because the concept of omnipresence causes people to be unfocused, it prevents people from connecting with God, it causes people to become materialistic and to lose the power of discernment or discrimination. That implies that it destroys your intelligence, therefore Baba presents it as an extremely negative concept.
Baba also warns that Maya will trouble us, but we should not be concerned, and just get on with our practice. Baba connects the practice of spinning the cycle, rotating the cycle of the 84 births, and going through all the stages of sato rajo tamo, as the instrument to escape death. Therefore it is important to consider the cycle as the key to achieving the awareness of immortality. This is the key that enables you to leave the body without being taken by the claws of death.
Baba talks about the Third Eye as a form of intelligence by which one is able to comprehend matters that are so deep and so subtle that only God knows about them. Only God can communicate such concepts to a human being, and that human being also has to be pure in order to absorb that information. There is the deep secret of the Third Eye. We have been given the Third Eye and we take care of it by maintaining our purity.
Baba says that people find it difficult to deal with the point of information that the flames of destruction emerge from this sacrificial fire of the knowledge of Rudra. The destruction is ignited by the sacrificial fire of knowledge and yoga, because the yoga provokes absolute polarization of purity and impurity. There is clarity about truth when there is perfect yoga and this causes everything negative to erupt, to burst and ultimately the effect is global causing generalized destruction. When everything negative has reached its extreme, and the process of purification reaches its extreme, then there is generalized eruption. Baba calls the destruction a task, something which is achieved through the power of purity, so the pure fire of yoga of the yagya of Rudra spits out everything that is negative which is an explosive process, akin to a chemical reaction.
On a smaller scale when anything extremely negative takes place in Baba’s yagya, Madhuban, a time comes when that gets spat out. Baba has predicted that a time will come when Madhuban and the Brahmin world as a whole goes through intense purification. Anything that is not pure or anyone there who is not practicing purity will not be able to stay there. They will be spat out by that fire, like water spits when it hits a hot griddle.
In the blessing, Baba speaks about charity which is Punya not really charity as such, but the extremely pure karma that also finishes off negativity. The highest pilgrimage place is Abu, the place where God had come, and where Brahma Baba had done tapasya. Abu is the place of purest atmosphere, and when you come there, that atmosphere makes everything that pulls you down evaporate, and you swing in the swing of happiness and peace. Coming to this land is also great fortune.
In the slogan, to enjoy the reality of what Baba is giving, you need to be knowledgeable and experienced. Do not worry about anything that you think might be bad or negative. It is there simply to make us strong and experienced. Being just a theoretical Bk is insufficient.