Become egoless

Baba says, ‘When a child here has ego or there are bad omens, it is as though rubbish is being thrown into the sacrificial fire of Rudra.’

This is the sacrificial fire of knowledge. God Himself comes at this auspicious confluence age to teach His children, the souls, Raja Yoga. It is only through this study that human beings transform into deities; that is, they transform from those with iron aged devilish qualities into those with golden aged divine virtues.

This is the aim of every Brahmin soul but there is one special aspect that usually gets in the way of my attaining this aim, observes Baba. And that one aspect is ego. Before I can become a deity, I have to first become an angel and the very definition, or the main basis for becoming an angel is to become egoless. There are many types of ego; when speaking, there is one word that is used and that is ‘body consciousness’ but the expansion of body consciousness is huge. Most children, Baba says, have have gone beyond the gross form of body consciousness which is attraction to my own body or to that of another’s. But when it comes to arrogance or attachment, that is a different question, He says. ‘I have special sanskars’, ‘I have a special intellect’, ‘I have special virtues’, ‘I have special talents’, or ‘I have special powers’: the ego of those, that is, the arrogance, intoxication and bossiness are the subtle arrogance of the body. Out of all those subtle types of arrogance, if there is even one type of arrogance, then, Baba explains, neither can I naturally and constantly become a subtle angel nor can I become incorporeal; subtle angels do not have any body consciousness, they are constantly double light.

There is usually zeal and enthusiasm, Baba notes, to reach my aim of becoming an angel but, He says, along with enthusiasm, there also needs to be attention. Check, He teaches: does any type of ego or arrogance change my natural form of an angel into the form of an effort-maker who is battling inside? Is there a subtle form of ego that still remains that emerges during service or at certain times? It may only be a trace, Baba explains, but it is what deceives me at the appropriate time.

As I move along, even though I don’t make a specific mistake on a particular day, I do sometimes experience that there isn’t that happiness that should be there. I don’t know why but there is that feeling of loneliness, hopelessness or suddenly a storm of waste thoughts. I had amrit vela, I attended murli, I did my job and so why is this happening? I reflect on the day so far and I find that I haven’t really made any mistakes, per se, but there is that trace of the subtle form of arrogance. This is why I am unable to focus my heart on any task. There is only disinterest and I just feel sad. I then either wish to move away from the family and be by myself for a while or I am so physically tired that I want to go to sleep. Sometimes, it gets to the point where I have thoughts such as: ‘is this going to be my life? is this going to be my timetable daily? there has to be some change.’ I arrive at this stage even against my own wish.

The door for arrogance to enter, Baba teaches, is one word. That word is ‘I’. When used correctly, the word ‘I’ liberates and when used wrongly, it binds. When I ask myself the question: ‘Who am I?’ is the answer that ‘I am a soul, a child of God’ or is it ‘I am such-and-such’? So check this, says Baba. Instill the habit of making the soul conscious ‘I’ natural. As soon as I think ‘I’, the incorporeal form should enter the awareness. In fact, the word ‘I’ is very helpful in my effort to become soul conscious because I use this word many times during any given day: ‘I did this’, ‘I will do this’, ‘I think this’, ‘I said this..’ and so every time I use this word, immediately, the incorporeal form should come in front of me. Then, Baba says, my qualifications are certain to match my aim. ‘Simply adopt this east method to become egoless and see’, offers Baba.

The Father says, ‘This ‘I’ of the arrogance of the body should finish. It is as though rubbish is being thrown into the sacrificial fire of Rudra. ‘ It is the word “I” that brings me into the arrogance of the body and when used correctly, it is also what takes me beyond the arrogance of the body. So practice the right awareness of ‘I’ throughout the day, He instructs. When I practice so many times each day, then it will make me incorporeal. ‘Become incorporeal, become a subtle angel, carry out your task and then become incorporeal once again‘, He teaches. Come into relationship with other souls and the task using the right awareness of ‘I’, He says, otherwise, I create karmic bondages. There is a difference between taking the support of the body to perform a task and coming under the influence of the body. An angel always comes into relationship with the body, with other souls and the task, they never create bondages. So check this, He says.

Finally, Baba says, humility easily makes me egoless. Humility brings greatness, it enables me to attain blessings from the hearts of everyone. A soul with humility is easily given a place of love in everyone’s heart. Humility automatically makes me worthy of praise. The special sign of becoming egoless is humility. There should be humility in my attitude, in my drishti, in my words and in my connections and relationships. It should not be that I say: ‘It wasn’t in my attitude, but the words just emerged.” No, says Baba. Whatever is my attitude, so will be my drishti; whatever is my drishti, my words will be according to that and whatever are my words will also be in my connections and relationships. ‘There has to be humility in all four‘, says Baba. If there is humility in three but not in one, then there is margin for allowing arrogance. So pay attention, He says.

Both the children and BapDada want the same thing- for the children to become angels. Now, He says, let your qualifications match the aim.

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