04/09/95 Om Shanti Avyakt BapDada Madhuban 02/02/75
One who has thoughts of the original self, pure thoughts for others and is a world transformer.
Today, BapDada was looking at the result of the present time of the entire army. He especially saw three stages in the result. Just as you have the four main subjects, in the same way, BapDada saw the result of all four subjects in three stages. What are those three stages?
First stage: To what extent you have become one who has thoughts of the original self. Second stage: To what extentyou have positive and pure thoughts for those who are in close relationship and connection with you. Third stage: Interms of world service, to what extent you have become a world transformer. To what extent there is the stage and towhat percentage the transformation is clearly visible. Through the result of these three stages, the result of all foursubjects becomes very clear.
Baba especially checked the first stage: to what extent have you become one who has thoughts of the original self?The result of all three subjects is based on this. Check how long you maintained thoughts of the original selfthroughout the day. Because of being a world transformer, you continue to make plans for world transformation, andyou also fix a time. By using the right method, you also continually have different thoughts and plans for expansion.So too, do you become one who has thoughts of your own original self and think every day about new ways and newyuktis of how to become perfect? According to the result, you create more plans for the third stage. You sometimeshave zeal and enthusiasm for creating plans for the first stage. Or, sometimes, time pulls your attention or somecircumstance or the result of a particular subject pulls your attention. However, this attention remains intense only fora temporary period.
In the result of the second stage, there is a slightly greater percentage of those who have pure and positive thoughtsfor others than of those who have thoughts of the original self. However, there cannot be success or completion of thetask or the perfection of one’s stage until the speed of the first stage has accelerated. For this, create plans for the self. Of course there is temporary progress through programmes, but the method to have permanent progress is to becomeone who has thoughts of the original self.
At the present time, the speed of your effort should be in the form of concern for effort rather than just thinking aboutmaking that effort. Of course you create special programmes for service, and day and night you are concerned as tohow to make it successful and in this you make your day and night equal. However, this concern is a concern thattakes the form of happiness; it is a concern that finishes all other concerns. Just as you tie yourself in one purebondage in order to free yourself from all other relationships, and although it is called a bondage, it makes you freefrom bondage, in the same way, although you may call this a concern, in fact, it brings you the attainment of theinheritance from the Father. Similarly, through this concern, you are easily able to create the stage of beingconstantly content, cheerful and like a lotus flower.
At present, you have the thought of how it should be and you even think that it isn’t according to what it should be.Your thinking is in the form of, “It should be like this; I should do this; this is how I should do it; I should do this”.However, you have to become and live the form of your concern; you have to become this and make others this also.To say, “It should be like this”, is not the form your concern should take. Unless you adopt a special method foryourself, you will not be able to have that form of concern. Do you know what the special method for this is?Because of having adopted the right method, what new things will you do through which you will be able to seesuccess? By following the old methods, even the form of that old method no longer remains, but what else remainsinstead?
Why is there carelessness some time after you start to do something? The main reason is that, even now, the intellectdoesn’t have complete faith in the completion of time. Because of not having this fixed, you remain carefree. Just asyou stop being carefree about your service plans from the moment you fix a time, in the same way, if you fixed a timefor your own progress, you would experience a special result from that also, would you not? When you fixed aspecial month for staying on the pilgrimage of remembrance, you saw the practical fruit of success of the accuratemethod resulting in the special atmosphere. In the same way, how will you become an embodiment of success unlessyou fix a time for your own progress? That is, by suchandsuch a time, you should become embodiment of successin terms of these specialities, or that according to the time, you definitely have to become one who maintains thoughtsof the original self and who also has positive thoughts for others. So, unless you become your own teacher and tieyourself in this bondage, you will not be able to free other souls from all their bondages. Do you understand?
What will you do now? Just as for service, you have special weeks or months for different topics, in the same way,together with service, also fix a time for your own self on the basis of using different yuktis. This year is for makingsuch special effort. Of course, time is getting shorter, but, as you progress further, you will have even less time foryour own self. What will you do then? People today say that previously, at least they used to have time, but that theydon’t have even that time now. In the same way, you should not complain about yourself like this later on, saying thatyou did not do whatever you had to do for your own self, because the closer the time comes, the more your time willbe used in distributing the prasad (holy food) of the great donation and blessings to all souls of the world. This is whythere is not a lot of time left for being one who maintains thoughts of the original self. Achcha.
To such great donors and the bestowers of all blessings; to those who maintain thoughts of the original self and whohave pure and positive thoughts for others; to those who are constantly merciful towards all the souls of the world; tothe master oceans of all powers; to the souls who are instruments to bring benefit to the world through their everythought and word; to such victorious souls, BapDada’s love, remembrance and namaste.
Personal meeting with a group.
Those who are close become equal. Just as you are physically close, in the same way, are you those who reside onBapDada’s heartthrone by having deep love for Him? Just as you are physically close, in the same way, are youclose in your mind? Just as the foreigners are physically far away, and yet are constantly close in their mind, and areconstant companions of BapDada, that is, they are constant companions of BapDada and experience His company atevery moment, in the same way, do you experience constantly being a detached observer and fulfilling yourresponsibility of that relationship? Just as the gopikas in bondage are constantly lost in Baba’s remembrace saying,”Baba, Baba”, in their every breath and every thought, and just as those outside have the eagerness to celebrate ameeting, in the same way, do you constantly have that pull to stay in remembrance at every moment or do youmaintain an ordinary awareness? You haven’t just become content with the thoughts, “I belong to Baba anyway. Iam close to Baba anyway. I have surrendered to Baba already and mine is one Baba alone”, have you?
Do you experience fire in your love for Baba? Is it such a fire of deep love that you are able to burn your own pastsanskars and nature and also burn the sorrowful sanskars and nature of others? Of course you transform sanskarsthrough knowledge or through love or connection, but that takes time. A sanskar that is just terminated can emergeagain.
However, now is the time to burn them in the fire of that deep love so that no name or trace of those sanskars remain.
What is the yukti for this liberation? What is the yukti or match with which you can create this fire of deep love?You ignite a fire with a match. So what is the match with which to light this fire? What is the one word? It is thedetermined thought that even if you die, you are definitely going to do this. “I should do this, it should happen likethis, I am doing my best, it will happen anyway, of course I have attention and I even realise this”. To think in thisway is like using a match that has already been used. You make effort again and again and you even take a lot oftime, but still the fire doesn’t become intense. The reason for this is that the seed of your thought is not filled with thestrength of determination, that is, it is empty. Because of this, the reward you desire or whatever you expect of thefuture isn’t fulfilled, and as you move along, you have to make a lot of effort and when you see very little success,you become disheartened and so become careless. This is when you say, “I am doing it, but I can’t see any success,and so what can I do if my part is like that?” These are thoughts of disheartenment and carelessness and they arefruitless.
What do you tell everyone is the speciality of the confluence age? You tell everyone that the confluence age is theage for making the impossible possible. This is the age for making possible what the entire world considersimpossible. A determined thought is to make possible in one second whatever you yourself found difficult orimpossible. To make something that is easy or possible happen practically is not a big thing, but to make theimpossible possible with determined thought is a sign of passing with honour. Now bring about this newness. Thenyou will be given marks for this newness. Students look at their total marks to see what percentage they attained ineach subject. In the same way, you have to check your own result as to which aspect you were in the ascending stage,and on the basis of what effort you had the ascending stage or in which subject you were weak. You have to look atyour total result. BapDada constantly congratulates you because this is the greatest day in the world. Nature is yourservant, but do not become a servant of the servant, for the sign of becoming a servant is to experience sorrow. It iswhen you become a servant to one or another sanskar or nature that you become unhappy.
2) Day by day, you are seeing greater success in a shorter time and this is the sign of moving forward. You arecoming close to the stage where it is easy as well as much less hard work for greater success, are you not? The closeryou are able to see your aim, the more you automatically experience intoxication. Intoxication means happiness.This is the practical, instant fruit. So now is the time for receiving instant fruit. Not fruit in the future, but now.
(BapDada was given news of a sister’s health.) By being cheerful, you have to settle the suffering of karma withkarma yoga. Don’t think that you are not doing any service. Some may do service through words, but the result ofthis practical service is a thousandfold greater than whatever would be the result of just one lecture. By thinking inthis way, if you settle your karmic accounts as a detached observer, a lot of service can take place. For one who isserviceable anyway, physical illness becomes a means for settling karmic accounts, but there is service merged in thatalso. This is not just rest for you, but a chance to do a different type of service. If you remain busy in service whilethinking in this way, you will receive double the fruit. Achcha.