God knows

Overview

The debate about God has lingered for centuries. Some people debunk all notion of a God. Some remain devout till death and, every so often, someone may remark, "Who cares?" Insurance companies still refer to ‘acts of God' in the context of catastrophes, war, abuse and discrimination. But is a ‘God' really to be held responsible for human doings? And human mistakes?

By now, your mind may have a firm view about the supernatural, the Divine and the coincidental events in our lives. In reality, whatever others say and do, each of us has the freedom to consider ‘God' in a personal and unique way, or refute the existence of a supreme being all together.

This section focuses on a divine entity and places the Divine absolutely separate from and above the human game, allowing seekers to take a fresh look at the ‘God' factor.

Open-mindedness and bravery will allow your mind, gently and clearly, to sift through alternative ideas.

Below are a selection of experiments for you to try. You may like to make notes after each experiment.

Experiments for you to try:

 

Implications for life

Manmanabhav is the Sanskrit mantra that disciplines the mind. Manmanabhav means to focus your mind on only One Supreme. It is the essence of knowledge and remembrance and is the life-giving nectar. Manmanabhav is the method to recognise the Supreme, to belong to that soul and to love that soul.

In silence, there need only be you and the Supreme. In silence, the soul connects to the Supreme and draws spiritual power. This current of light and power is transmitted directly from the Supreme to the soul and the ‘battery' of the soul is recharged.

The power of purity accumulated over a period of time gives strength and support to the world. You accumulate purity through the power of silence.

From The Story of Immortality by Mohini Panjabi, BKIS Publications, 2008
 

 

 

                                             

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The Original Relationship

A meditation that will bring closeness to God.

 
Dadi janki
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…Finally, I mention Dadi Janki, the spiritual leader of the Brahma Kumaris, based on Mount Abu in Rajasthan, who, 20 years ago, when I was in my 50s and she was in her 80s—she is now 103—began showing me, through her love and compassion, that I, like everyone else, had spirit within me. When we act from that connection, it is good for each of us and for all of us. The vision that Dadi shares has inspired values-based educational programmes around the world in schools, with young leaders, and in the Brahma Kumaris institution."

Lord Stone speaking about Dadi Janki in the UK Parliament (House of Lords), responding to the report by the Commission on Religious Education Religion and Worldviews: the way forward, published in September.

Hansard, Monday 17th December, 6.55 pm