Tue, May 24 2011 04:16pm MHT 1
Between 1981-1985, I was working in a school in a remote place in Malaysia. Since I had a lot of free time, I decided to spend my time trying to get information through my dreams, visions and experiences so that I could know of what was going to happen to me in the future and so that I could understand the Truth.
So, among other things, I started learning the hatha yogic practices of asking for visions while in meditation. Since even our thoughts and Maya (based on our desires, views etc) can give or influence the visions, the Hatha Yogic 'Neti Neti' practices says that when one has thoughts and sees visions (based on the thoughts etc), one should push it away saying 'Neti Neti' which means “Not this, Not this”. Then, one should request for a vision that is based on the Truth. As we keep getting thoughts or visions (based on our Maya etc) we are supposed to keep saying 'Neti Neti' and we are supposed to keep asking for visions that consists of only the Truth. One is supposed to keep doing this to make sure that one is getting a vision that involves only the Truth. The reason why this is done is because we may get visions through the influence of the corporeal, vices etc. So to make sure that we do not get influenced by the Maya etc when we get visions, we are supposed to keep rejecting it and keep asking for visions that involves only the Truth. This practice trains us to get visions that involves only the Truth, without the influence of body consciousness etc.
I was asking for the visions (through using the Neti Neti meditation
techniques), usually, I would not see anything. But later, when I was
silently contemplating on something or the other, I would have
visions and experiences based on what was happening to me at that
time. But I never understood all these visions and experiences until
more than 10 years after because they were connected to the future
Confluence Aged time, when I would understand them.
example, between 1981 and 1980, I would often take my friends'
children for a walk (as a form of entertainment). Usually, I take
them for a walk along the routes where the settlers lived. But one
day, I decided to take a different route, which would take us
through an isolated area. As soon as we began taking that route, a
guy ('X' hereafter), who was working with me, had come running to
accompany us. He was jogging along that path with us until we came
into safer grounds. Then, he advised me to not take that route again
because it goes through an isolated area. He advised me to keep to
the roads where the settlers were staying.
years, I would travel back home during every week-end and holidays. I
would ask one of my friends to inform one of the local taxis to come
and take me to the nearest town, from where I would take a taxi or
bus back home. Once, this guy (X) was in the taxi which had come to
fetch me. So, we started talking and we got to know that we traveled
along the same route until almost the end of the journey home. From
that time onwards, he (X) tried to accompany me during my journeys
back home. I was a woman traveling alone and he tried to accompany me
to make sure that I was safe during the journey back. Through
that we became close but we were not in love with each other. He was
very very sweet and always smiling.
Then, I came back to the consciousness
of being in the corporeal body again. I noticed that this guy had
bent to look into my eyes. His face was right in front of mine while
he was just looking into my eyes. When he saw me looking at him, he
looked like as if he was over-joyed to see me looking at him. His
smile looked like as if it stretched from one side of his face to the
other because he was so happy to see me back to normal. I did not ask
him if he saw what I had seen. I also did not talk about the
experience to him because he was a Muslim (who had Arab blood in
If one did not have the BK spiritual knowledge, it can sometimes be difficult to understand one's experiences which are based on the Truth. Since I was a little girl, I had always felt that God was guiding me and providing me with whatever I needed. Whatever I needed would just come my way. So, there may be a possibility that when I was asking for visions and experiences based on the Truth, God gave them to me. But these visions and experiences were to later help me to play my roles for the end well. This may have been why no other spiritual knowledge had given me any information (clarification) that could have explained those visions and experiences. Though I was not asking for any clarification, I was given the clarification through the BK knowledge and experiences after I came into the Brahma Kumaris. All this suggests that I was being prepared to get this understanding only in the Brahma Kumaris so as to enable me to accept the BK knowledge.
In the sakar murlis (which are God's messages) of the Brahma Kumaris, it has been said that when hatha yogis say “Neti Neti” (during the hatha yogic practices) they are supposed to be saying 'I don't know, I don't know'. When I heard this, I could not understand it because I had used those practices and I knew that Neti Neti meant 'Not this, Not this'. It was with time that I realised that, before receiving BK knowledge, we really do not know the Truth because the religious knowledge have been confused up by the ancient people. Since there are so many opposing religious views, it would be very difficult for one to know what the Truth is. So, we ask for visions as to what is the Truth. If we knew the Truth, we would not ask for such visions. In fact, even though I got experiences based on the Truth at that time itself, I did not even know of what was meant by those visions and experiences because I was in a “I don't know” state.
should be noted that by the time the scriptures had got put into
writing, the people were already going into a confused state because
of the weaker spiritual strength and because of different religious
views. The people who knew the Truth were those who had walked out of
the divine world and they had provided for confusion in the religious
teachings because it was supposed to be like that. More
on this can be found at:
Despite different religious views that were getting placed into the various religious scriptures, those people who were involved with the writing of the religious scriptures knew that, at the end, Truth will be revealed. So, they knew that whatever is in the scriptures was also 'Neti Neti - Not this, Not this' that was going to be revealed at the end. The words Neti Neti has been used many times in the Hindu scriptures while trying to explain various aspects of the religious knowledge.
The Neti Neti method of meditation is being used by people to try to know or understand the Truth. But do they know the Truth so as to understand it. How will they know of what the Truth is when the ancient people have made sure that the religious knowledge has got confused up with various religious views. Which is the Truth?
God has also been described in different ways. And sages also say that He is not exactly like this or like any other description. All these basically means that people no longer know as to which is the Truth. But the ancient people have revealed through their messages, that have been brought down, that the Truth will be revealed at the end. I know that this Truth can be understood through using the BK knowledge. I know that the BK knowledge provides for clarification so that we can undo our wrongs of having confused people up............................
Tue, May 31 2011 01:34pm MHT 2
More on this topic can be found in the first post at:
Alexander the Great & Iskandar Zulkarnain
The names and links for articles by Pari can be found at:
Global Brahma Kumaris - Pari's articles and videos