What God Teaches

 Brahma Kumaris Spiritual University
From: Eternal Drama of Souls, Matter and God
By:
 Raja Yogi B.K. Jagdish Chander; 1983

 

Chapter: CAN LIFE BE CREATED IN A TEST TUBE?
“Besides the body, there is an entity that has consciousness as its essential nature.  This conscient entity uses its “living” body as an assemblage of instruments of perception and action.  It experiences pleasure and pain also through the medium of the “living” body. This is called “soul”.  The body “lives” and dies but the soul lives forever.  Know yourself as a soul and your living body as a wonderful medium for manifestation.”
   - God Shiva


Chapter: THINGS, MADE OF MATTER ARE NOT MADE FOR THEMSELVES
“In this self-luminous minute point – the Soul – lie the impressions of all the incarnate existence of the self and from this point emerge all thoughts and in this occurs the feeling.  The purification of this self is the key to peace.”
   - God Shiva


Chapter: INCIDENTS OF RE-BIRTH PROVE THE EXISTENCE OF THE SOUL
“If one is unable to reap the fruits of one’s actions in this life, one reaps them in the next.  Thus, the law of action remains inviolable.  Therefore, never must you indulge into bad action, for action goes with the soul wherever it goes.”
   - God Shiva


Chapter: OUT-OF-THE BODY EXPERIENCE
“The soul is like a bird and the body is like a nest or a cage.  The body may also be compared to a five-horse carriage or a motor car and the soul to a driver.  The soul can move and act even without the body as a bird can fly out of a nest or a cage, or a man can walk out of his house, or even as a driver can move out of his vehicle.  Remember that the body is like a caravan safari which the soul will leave one day.  Therefore, let there be no attachment with the body.”
   - God Shiva


Chapter: THE REAL STORY OF AN ANIMAL REBORN AS AN ANIMAL
“A human soul re-incarnates in human species, and a soul of the animal kind reincarnates in the animal species.  Souls of one kind differ from the souls of the other kind in respect of their innate abilities and potentialities – their mind and their Sanskaras or predispositions.  Each one reaps the fruits of its past actions in its own kind.  Being of human kind, a man ought, therefore, to have behaviour and qualities far above the animalistic one.
   - God Shiva


Chapter: BODY AND MIND OR CONSCIOUSNESS
“The body is constituted of elements of Matter.  Consciousness or Thought is neither an attribute of these elements nor of any combination of them.  Consciousness is an attribute or manifestation of a non-physical or a spiritual entity called soul.”
   - God Shiva


Chapter: THE THOUGHT AND THE THINKER – both are Metaphysical
“Thought is the basis of all actions and it is the soul which thinks through the mechanism of the brain.  Good thoughts bring one peace and evil thoughts result in mental tension and peacelessness.  One should, therefore, know the self – the Thinker – and should purify the thoughts so as to be in peace and to spread vibrations of peace.”
   - God Shiva


Chapter: IS MAN A BUNDLE OF THOUGHTS OR AN EPIPHENOMENON OF THE BRAIN?
“Thoughts and perceptions successively and consistently make their appearance and they pass, repass and glide away because soul, the conscient entity is constantly there.  The constant appearance of thoughts in a succession or a chain does not show the Mind is a process but that the Mind or soul constantly processes the stimuli or the sensory messages and perceives and reacts to them.  So consider yourself not a process or a bundle of successive thoughts but as one who observes this process and succession and is a subject and object of these.”
   - God Shiva


Chapter: What is Mind and Where do Thoughts come From?
“You are not a body made of matter nor are your thoughts the electrical impulses of your brain.  You are a super-physical entity, called the Soul, whose thoughts and actions have a moral dimension.”
   - God Shiva


Chapter: MAN IS NEITHER A MACHINE NOR A GENE
“Link your mind to Me and have full faith in Me and I will shower divine peace and bliss on you”
   - God Shiva  


Chapter: WHERE IN THE BODY IS SOUL LOCATED?
“You are a shining Point-of-Conscient Light, seated on the throne in the centre of the place between the two eye-brows.”
   - God Shiva


Chapter: MIND OR SOUL IS ESSENTIAL FOR PERFORMANCE OF BRAIN
                FUNCTIONS
“Seated in the brain, it is the soul which receives information and understands it and perceives objects through the senses.  It is the soul which makes judgement and takes action through the appropriate mechanism of the brain and the body.  So, as a soul, you should judge between right and wrong and do only righteous actions.”
   - God Shiva  


Chapter: MEDITATION, ALTERTED STATES OF CONSCIOUSNESS AND STRESS ALSO INDICATE THE EXISTENCE OF THE SOUL
”Meditate lovefully if you aspire for deep bliss and lasting peace and a state of higher consciousness.”
   - God Shiva


Chapter: SLEEP AND DREAM ALSO INDICATE THE EXISTENCE OF THE SOUL.
“Give up the slumber of ignorance and the somnolence of body-consciousness!  Arise and march towards your goal with zest and zeal for it is now Amrit Vela – the Time to wake-up and drink the nectar of Godly knowledge.”
   - God Shiva


Chapter: IS THERE A METAPHYSICAL MIND OR SOUL IN THE BRAIN?
“It is the soul that has the interest, the choice and the conscious will.  It is the soul that evaluates its own thoughts and appreciates and enjoys.  Knowing this, enjoy the bliss, appreciate the virtues, have strong will to root out evil and choose to be a yogi and thus will you be emancipated.”
   - God Shiva  


Chapter: BRAIN MEMORY AND SOUL
“It is the soul which remembers through the mechanism of the brain.  If one’s memory is associated with good and happy events, one gradually becomes of good and happy nature and if, on the other hand, one recollects again and again events that are associated with evil or sorrow, one becomes irritable, short tempered and despondent by nature.  One should, therefore, have only a short memory of such events and should better not hold these in one’s brain.”
   - God Shiva 


Chapter: SOUL AND THE CASES OF LOSS OF MEMORY
“The soul, because of a certain kind of amnesia, one cause of which is Māyā, has forgotten its true identity and also the Soul World from where it has come.  That memory is now being re-awakened.  Now, know thy self and have fresh memories of the self. the Supreme and of the sweet Home.”
   - God Shiva 


Chapter: PERMANENT MEMORY PROVES THE EXISTENCE OF THE SOUL
“It is the soul which has the conscient memory which is also associated with emotions. Every recollection stirs up or brings with it emotions and some experience.  One should, therefore, have constant memory of the Supreme Father and His Divine Acts and of the paradise, for these will give him a state of purity, peace and happiness.”
   - God Shiva  


Chapter: GENETIC SYSTEM AND RE-INCARNATION OF SOUL
“A soul gets a particular body in a particular family, in particular socio-economic, natural environment on the basis of its Karma and sanaskars (tendencies)” It can acquire new traits and alter the old tendencies by its efforts.  If you make these efforts based on Godly education, you can elevate yourself into an angelic state.
   - God Shiva


Chapter: YOU ARE A SOUL WHO CAN EXPERIENCE PEACE AND BLISS
“It is the soul which experiences Peace or Bliss and it is the soul and not the brain which has the emotions of rage or anxiety. The brain and the body are the mere mechanism of exteriorisation or arousal of emotions. You are a soul who can get elevated by sublimation and redirection of your emotions.”
   - God Shiva
  


Chapter: THE FORM OF ETERNAL SOUL, GOD AND THE THREE WORLDS
"The soul is an eternal and infinitesimal point of conscient and non-material light. It has a subtle aura or an oval-shaped effulgence — an orb — round it. It is like the minutest elliptical 'Light ball" which is subtler than Matter is, even at its subatomic level. When seen in a divine vision, it looks as a star appears from the earth. The soul is immortal. Its energy is inexhaustible. Know yourself as an immortal soul."
   - God Shiva


Chapter: SOULS COME FROM THE SOUL WORLD - far beyond the sun and the stars
"Beyond the sun and the stars, there is a Subtle World of Angels. Beyond that is another world where souls abide in the incorporeal, actionless, thoughtless and calm state. That world is the Soul World. All souls have come on earth from that world. That world is the souls' Sweet Home. The earth is a stage where souls play their part, taking body as a costume."
   - God Shiva


Chapter: SOULS CAN MOVE AT SPEED FASTER THAN LIGHT
"Soul can fly to any place in an infinitesimally short time. When a soul leaves its body in one country, it can fly to another country in almost no time. Soul has also the wings of Thought. With the wings of Thoughts and Love you can mentally fly to the Soul World in no time. This flight is called the voyage to God on the spaceship of remembrance. Wish you this happy journey! Bon Voyage!"
   - God Shiva
 


Chapter: EXPERIENCE OF SOUL AS A SEPARATE ENTITY
"The soul is an entity, who has existence separate from the body. But, it has committed the error of identifying itself with the body. If however, a person acquires the rational knowledge of the soul and practices soul-consciousness, he can experience withdrawal from the body and also his separate existence."
   - God Shiva


Chapter: SOUL- CONSCIOUSNESS IS THE KEY TO HAPPINESS
"Man's many diseases are due to his emotional turmoil or his mental disturbance. Emotional upheaval is caused by one of the vices, or evils, called sex-lust, anger, ego, etc. which spoils his relationship with others and create a spurt or surge of disturbance in his mind. So, know that vices are cause of peacelessness and disease. If you stabilize in the self and attain swasthiti, you will have swasthya — health."
   - God Shiva


Chapter: MIND-BODY INTER-ACTION AND THE QUESTION OF HAPPINESS AND HEALTH
"Body-consciousness leads to fear, anger, tension and unsteady state of Mind. It leads to vices and peacelessness. Know that you are a soul. Soul-consciousness and peace will enable the soul to be righteous and to have positive thoughts which will give it peace."
   - God Shiva

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Comment by James Germiquet on February 24, 2012 at 2:12pm

No I do not do much self sensoring, I find others are much  better qualified to do that because as you say Kernel, others see things in us that we often do not see in ourselves. And proof reading is better done by someone other than the author who might keep missing the same error he has made.

Thank you for all the work you do proof reading my messages for me.

And yet you pointed out originally that I did ask a number of questions.

Sometimes you might not think of them as questions because I do not put a question mark there. Sometimes I simply present a report from someone that contradicts something you have said, to me that is asking you to CLARIFY your own position in regards to that contradictory report. It does not mean I "support" that report, it only means I would like you to ANSWER TO the contradictory evidence supplied in that report. That way I get your side part of the story in regards to the evidence in that report. You have the opporunity to clarify how   and why the BKs may have ben misreprented in that report.

Every misrepresentation is an OPPORTUNITY TO CLARIFY!

 

Comment by Robert DeFord on February 24, 2012 at 2:33pm


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Kernal what questions do you want answered?

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I betcha I have answered all of your questions, each  many times already but I will  not tolerate what you call "incoherent".

Have you considered the possibility you are incapable of thinking outside your dogmas learned at the franchise?  Too many "Whoppers" can certainly upset the stomach of a strict vegetarian..right?  You are a BK vegetarian I assume.

Your soul is asleep Kernal and the BK nonsense (drivel) has poisoned your thoughts and your ideas about "spiritual reality, but go ahead and ask me for the one hundredth time what I mean when I say you are asleep (to your True Self.

I have explained that many many many time already but take sections of it that you cannot understand..one point at a time and i will answer them again..point by point...slowly..slowly.

James you "apparently have not yet experienced the "born again" encounter with Jesus Himself?

Comment by Robert DeFord on February 24, 2012 at 2:34pm

Kernal..how accurate is this overview of the BK menu?

http://www.brahmakumaris.info/forum/faq.php?mode=forum#f6r2

Comment by James Germiquet on February 24, 2012 at 2:42pm

Robert

I have experienced it, but turned my focus toward the cares of this world far too much. Yes much of my understanding of God is intellectually based, but I do feel the presence of the  Holy Spirit if not the entire infilling of it. I have been in need of a spiritual revival for a long time, but have not yet discovered the time and place for it. But I am sure God  is working in my life and preparing me for it even as I type these words.

Comment by Robert DeFord on February 24, 2012 at 3:00pm

James surmises that everybody is OK and everything they believe about " "God" is just fine and dandy.  Jesus says that many have a father (god) that is Satan in disguise creating thousands of mindsets, religions, philosophies, beliefs, and belief systems that cloud up the X factor..the TRUTH factor Himself..that being Jesus...not Christianity and it abundance of doctrines, dogmas, plantations (denominations), seminaries (cemetery's), book by the millions (outside the one book that tells the entire truth about Jesus..the Holy Bible), and every other religion left to study.    Jesus Hi self James and you "must" be born again!

James says...Scientology, Mormons, Buddhists, Witches, BK's Christians, Jews, represent the blind men who can only see the elephant of god through their own experience. I prefer to consider that they are all correct and God is all of these things and I also  refuse to give any one of those blind men, even the BK blind man any preference to be what god/elephant really is in totality.

I guess you do  not yet have the realization that Satan fancies jhimself god and creates a wide swath of illusionary constructs to keep  mankiknd asleep and away from Jesus,  the only "earthly" citizen that is GOD in Himself...in His person, in His being?

Seek him with a whole heart James and you will discover Him and then you will know Truth from error.

Comment by James Germiquet on February 24, 2012 at 3:16pm

 

Robert

Hardly an unbiased view of the BKU. But of course Kernel represnts the opposite extreme.

But why would kernel be an advocate of such an organization as bkwinfo portrays unless he is totally ignorant of such practices or he considers them lies and misrepresentations.

Why should I believe BKINFO over Kernel, or vice versa?

Is it possible for this organization to possess the properties of both these extreme representations of it?

One really cannot know unless one chooses to join the group and then experiences the reported effects of either or both of its proponents or dissidents.

 

Comment by Kernel John on February 24, 2012 at 3:20pm

James, if you are neither pleased or displeased with your contributions here, how can you possibly improve upon them. Are you saying you lack the ability to be self-critical or simply don't think this faculty is important? 

No need to reply.

Comment by Kernel John on February 24, 2012 at 3:26pm

Ok James, I will accept that you are consistently impulsive.  But what's you point.  You keep pulling the discussion into more obscure areas of discussion.  The point is, are you content with reacting (consistently) to the external stimuli in the world around you or would you prefer to to not react but rather create the results in your life you would like.  When you're ready to elevate discussion at notch or two, let me know.

Comment by Kernel John on February 24, 2012 at 3:36pm

Robert, here are the questions I would like you to address.

1/ What qualifies you to assume that I am asleep.

2/ What exactly do you mean by asleep.

3/ Do you consider yourself to be awake?

4/ How do you know you are awake and I am asleep?

5/ What qualifies you to make these determinations?

6/ Are these determination simply you personal opinion or objective reality?

7/ Do you think God loves you more than She loves me?

8/ Do you think She provides more access to you than I and if so, for what reason?

9/ The Roman Empire has always claimed that God walked on earth.  Originally is printed coins claiming that Caesar is the Son of God.  Later, the Roman Church claimed Jesus was the Son of God.  Do you think God walked on earth in the form of a hu-man?

Comment by James Germiquet on February 24, 2012 at 3:49pm

Robert

\Satan IS the God of this world, else how could he offer it to Jesus ?

Jesus said My kingdom is not of this world.

Jesus said judge and you shall be judged.

I am only responsible for what I believe

I am simply doing unto others as I would have done unto me

Respecting their right to their own beliefs and practices just as God does.

All have the opportunity to stop and listen for the voice of God and all have the opportunity to ask Jesus, the holy spirit, god the spirit of truth and righteousness to speak to them.

I have my own perception of god, and I would have no one listen to me .. after all i certainly do not want anyone to go astray because they listened to me.

So all must answer to their own perception of God.God WILL speak to all who ask, whether or not all will listen depends on their faith. Their ability to  overcome their fears and their pride and belive what that the voice they hear is god and the courage  to  do  what that voice tells them is the TRUE and RIGHT thing to do.\

Jesus said if I be lifted up "I" will draw all men nigh unto me.

So I say do whatever the spirit of truth and righteousness aka Jesus tells you to do.

Do not listen to Jesus disciples or followers .... they are not Jesus... for the demons will say\..

I know Paul (jesus follower) and I know Jesus , but who are you. And  the demons will overcome  you.

I am only a grade 12 graduate, I am not a scholar of religion, not even christianity. I can only rely on the promise of Jesus  to not worry  what I say when I am brought before the council for the spirit will give me utterance. All I can do is cast my self upon the mercy of that spirit and believe His love will guide  me.

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