Friday, August 19, 2011

Attain Self Realization & Experience Higher State of Consciousness !

One aspect of practical spirituality is the practice of values such as tolerance, patience, flexibility, humility (egolessness) etc. Another is for the meditator actually to experience the highest level of consciousness. It is said that when this highest level of consciousness is experienced, there is the strength to practice those values that create well-being. How can we go beyond the stages of information, knowledge and even wisdom to experience the original state of being, that is, truth? 

One way to describe the above process is to compare it to the game of the pole-vaulter. The pole-vaulter has a long pole to help jump over the barrier. The athlete runs for a short distance, and then quickly fixes the pole into the ground, enabling the body to be lifted up. When the athlete reaches a certain point in the air, the very pole that was used to get to that point is discarded; if the athlete fails to let go of the pole, then the body will be propelled backwards and it will be impossible to accomplish the task of jumping over the barrier. 

The   same   mechanism  of   the  pole-vaulter  is  involved  when   a  person  wishes  to  attain realization  of  the  self  and  an experience of  a  higher  state  of consciousness. To experience realization, we have to  run some distance, collecting  the necessary information. Then we use the pole of knowledge and wisdom to lift us off the ground  of ordinary  consciousness. But, we must then let go of the very pole of knowledge that we used  to elevate our minds and  take  a jump  of  faith,  flying  over  the  barrier  of  'ordinary consciousness' to  experience  a new and higher level of consciousness. If there is no faith, then there is not enough trust to let go of the pole and jump. 

Many people do not let go of the pole of knowledge and, as a result, fall into the spinning of speculation and the habit of analysis and discussion – the experience of spiritual consciousness eludes them. The pull of the ego draws the consciousness back to the ground. The irony is that they think they have jumped over the barrier and regard themselves as being in the privileged position of knowing. Then they think that from this privileged position they are in the position of judging and being better than those who 'know' in a different way or in other words those who are truly spiritually enlightened. 

The ones who have let go of the pole can be characterized by their wider, creative perspective and their benevolent strength. 

~ Brahma Kumaris, Mt Abu.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Our failures in human relations !

Most of Our Failures in Human Relations are due to “misunderstandings”.

We expect other people to react and respond and come to the same conclusions as we do from a given set of “facts” or “circumstances.”

No one responds or reacts to “things as they are,” but to his own mental images.  Most of the time, a person “understands” and interprets the situation differently from us. He is merely responding appropriately to what – to him – seems to be the truth about the situation.

Ask yourself:

“How does this appear to him?”
“How does he interpret this situation?”
“How does he feel about it?”

Try to understand why he might “act the way he does”

In dealing with other people try to see the situation from their point of view as well as your own.

Source : K.N.RAJAN

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Move Ahead With Blessings !

Become the one who flies forward with blessings from everyone. 

Throughout the day check if you are moving forward with ease in whatever you do. Also check if you are performing any activity that enables you to get blessings from others. Each day take a thought right in the morning to work in such a way that automatically gets you blessings from others. Remind yourself of this at least thrice a day and you will find your own progress easy. 

~ Brahma Kumaris, Mt Abu.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Focus Brings In Positive Thoughts !!

The Law of Focus and Attention 

Wherever we focus our attention is where our thoughts are directed with most frequency and interest. Thus energy is produced in this direction, whether positive and beneficial energy or negative and harmful energy.

If we have a complicated mind, which thinks too much about certain things unnecessarily, our attention may be led towards the obstacles, problems, upsets and the things we worry about from a critical and negative viewpoint. By paying more attention to difficulties and problems, we feed these types of thoughts with our attention, so that we end up attracting these situations towards us. Finally, the problems and obstacles absorb us due to the amount of energy we have invested in them, turning what was perhaps a molehill into a mountain.

The situation does not necessarily change immediately on changing our attitude. With this inner change, however, we will have more energy, clarity and determination to face up to and change the situation. When we focus on seeking solutions to problems and difficulties with a positive and enthusiastic attitude, we attract positive energy towards us, and this helps us transform mountains into molehills.

~ Brahma Kumaris, Mt Abu.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Get Some Time - Work Smarter !!


Sometimes no matter how hard and fast you work, you still miss a deadline. Is it the end of the world if a deadline is missed, especially if the deadline is self-imposed?

Maybe, the next time there's little chance in meeting a deadline, ask for an extension and re-schedule the deadline. Give yourself permission to relax and lower your stress levels. Then you'll have more energy to get back to working harder and faster.

~ Brahma Kumaris, Mt Abu.