God Shiva is wonderful and the part of all of us in the world drama, is wonderful too. One must see the self as someone who has a very special part and is multi-million fold fortunate. One gets a unique experience in Madhuban because even the environment contributes to creating spirituality. Positive vibrations emanate from the atmosphere. Environment, atmosphere, vibrations. Vibrations travel–they go out far and wide into the world.
So what is my environment, where am I? I am with Shiv Baba. Wherever I look, I see only Him. As soon as we take Shiv Baba’s name, many tasks get accomplished. It is God’s task that He carries out but we are the ones who get the prize for it. Why? Because the ‘I’ and ‘my’ are removed. Sometimes when we are challenged or insulted, as per Baba’s directions we stay quiet and just work on maintaining a powerful and positive stage. There are, however, instances when we are actually using that quietness to subtly avoid facing something. Are there times when we should face or say something rather than be quiet? Any type of facing means I have come into feeling at some level. Rather I have to stay unshakable and immovable and still. This should become my nature. It’s the sign of a delicate nature to feel ‘I need to face something’.
Things and situations confront all of us. All are facing circumstances but we should do away with this. A Mahavir or a Maharathi doesn’t need to face. If one becomes a detached observer of his own self, he would see that he is bound in some or the other limitation. When, for instance, one insults the other, the latter’s anger or irritation becomes visible on his face. However, there should not be the slightest feeling inside us. No two souls can have the same part. Each one has his or her own part–the knowledge of the drama is very deep.
Didi Manmohini came to Baba’s hut once and told him about a particular sister who was being disruptive. Baba said, “Why has your face become upset?” Sometimes the feeling of what another person does, goes inside us so deep that it becomes visible on our face. Another time when I was in Baba’s hut, Baba said, “Your yoga is not accurate”. I said in my heart, though not in words that I pay a lot of attention on yoga. Baba said these words and became deeply silent, and in that instant, I became completely bodiless. What Baba wanted to indicate was that I didn’t pay the kind of attention whereby I could become completely bodiless in a second. No two parts can become the same, but we can become equal when it comes to being bodiless and far away from the consciousness of ‘I’ and ‘mine’. If that were to spread into the atmosphere, no matter where you are, all will be seen as one, bodiless. We need to keep our line of intellect clear at a very subtle level. We need to look at our own stage. What changes do we have to bring in the self? It should not be that my eyes are in one place and my ears somewhere else. Brahma Baba used to note such things, if there was anything that made our stage go up and down.
Our ears do service and also dis-service. Knowledge goes in through the ears and starts working deeply, but sometimes it goes in through one ear and out from the other. If one gets good food but is not able to digest it, something is not working well in the stomach, that’s why it’s not getting digested. So one should be the observer of oneself, say to oneself, ‘What is it that is stopping me from becoming complete?’ We must have the realisation about the thing that is preventing us from becoming complete. I have to stay in good thoughts for the self and have good wishes for others. Others should experience the positive vibrations of our company, no matter how far away we may be from them.
When we hear new things (in Madhuban), the vibrations of that should reach them too. Brahma Baba too stays in the subtle region and there is the movie there. In the soul world there is silence. In the physical world there is talkie but subtle and silent vibrations of Shiv Baba and Brahma Baba can reach us. When carrying out activities, be in the subtle region where the vibrations are extremely pure. Then wherever you will go, even your presence will create a good atmosphere there. There are some people who never get tired. Whatever service we have, we have to do it with happiness; then we don’t feel any sort of burden while doing service. So, all of us must rehearse that also. It is mischievousness of the ‘I’ that prevents us from becoming easy yogis.
What is yoga? What is the intellect? Our intellect should not go to our connections or relations. Yoga means be patient, everyone will become complete. Once when I was in Brahma Baba’s room, he called me to sit next to him on the gaddi and I started to feel a current and experienced a deep feeling of love. It carried on for a long while. Didi came in and said to Baba that there was a queue of people outside. Baba said, “Right now the Satya-Narayan Katha is taking place”. Baba was not saying anything as such but whatever he was saying was internal. Whenever I used to come to or go from Madubhan, I would always stopover in Mumbai. Baba told me ‘This time tell them you have come with the awareness of being Satya-Narayan Swami. It is such wonderful thing that should be filled in our awareness, attitude and drishti. I can become Narayan from an ordinary man and Lakshmi from an ordinary woman. We need to have a deep level of respect for one another. We need to give and receive respect. Even now no one will speak to me in a rough manner. If however, I have the slightest feeling that someone will speak to me in a rough manner, he/she will definitely speak to me like that. It should be remembered that it is reality and royalty that will reveal God.
Wherever one goes as an instrument, one has to give sustenance in that place. Sustenance means that it should emerge from the hearts of everyone that your mind, body, wealth, everything is being used in a worthwhile way. ‘I belong to yagya’. Everything is being used for yagya; there is nothing of mine. First it is mind, then body, then wealth. As soon as some contribution comes into my hand, let it instantly go into the yagya. Let my thoughts, words, actions all be towards serving the yagya. Then after that what else is left? Just our breath. Let every breath be filled with God’s remembrance. Follow the Father in that respect. We are all doing local service anyway, using our breath, thoughts, and time. However, I should also pay attention to serving the bigger yagya (Madhuban). Everything should be used in the best way possible. At the present time, this is the means to create a stage that would not fluctuate.
By Rajyogini Dadi Janki
The Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University (BKWSU) is an international non-governmental organisation, which intends to help individuals re-discover and strengthen their inherent worth by encouraging and facilitating a process of spiritual awakening.