In your daily life, just to think about 3.0 am, you may not think other than the midnight time, or the time, when you are in a deep sleep. Here’s the world that starts at 3.0 am. The people in Brahma kumari’s ashram daily gets up at 3.0 am for Raj yoga meditation.
Raj yoga meditation is to make the connection with God. Raj means the kingdom and yoga mean union. Raj yoga means to establish the kingdom of heaven by becoming one with God. In Raj yoga meditation, you realize yourself as a soul and connect with the supreme soul, i.e. god.
I was in Mount Abu in Brahmakumari Shantivan Ashram for two days, and here I am sharing the elevating experience that can serve you to transform your life, and inspire you to move towards the higher perception to experience life.
In Brahma kumaris ashram, the day starts at 3.0 am for Raj-yoga meditation. Before you move for your morning meditation, a tea is served to keep you alert at the time of meditation.
Raj yoga meditation is to realize oneself as a soul and connect with the supreme soul. Supreme soul is another name for god. We all are the soul’s in a human form. So when you see yourself as a soul, it gets easier for you to connect with the supreme soul, i.e. God, as supreme soul too doesn’t have any form.
People do make the image of god, in their own form, so that it helps them to connect with god, but as your understanding gets deeper, you touch the higher dimension of your inner world, that breaks the illusion of god in a human form.
The raj-yoga meditation helps you to touch that inner reality of yourself so that you can experience the truth of life both inside and outside.
The experience of meditation takes place in a subtle world, and so sometimes, it gets hard to express it in words. As love can only be experienced, the soul is more subtle than any feelings or thoughts, and so it gets difficult to bring the experience of soul in words. It can only be experienced beyond the usual functions of mind, heart, and body.
Normally, people relate themselves with the physical body, and its hard to digest the fact, that they are more than the physical, emotional and mental aspect of their personality.
People still rely on their thoughts and feelings of the subtle world and even do act out of it, but when it comes to soul or god they look for the practical explanation of it.
Raj yoga meditation helps you to have the first-hand experience of the soul. Once you realize the soul, out of inner understanding, it gets easier to understand the supreme soul.
Once you experience the soul and understand god for yourself, you face the same difficulty in expressing the ultimate truth in words.
The way the child and mother’s love cannot be measured but can only be felt and experience, in a similar way, raj-yoga meditation can only be savored as an experience for oneself and cannot be proved or measured in a physical world.
The experience of raj-yoga meditation is so strong and powerful, that you lose complete sense of self without any effort. People holds their thoughts, emotions and the personal identity so tight that even when the time comes to drop themselves for their own benefit, it becomes impossible for them to do so.
In Shantivan ashram, the energy and vibrations are so strong that you remain in meditative state effortlessly. Thousands of people meditate every day on god, and their energy and vibrations you can feel every corner of the ashram. In the ashram, you lose complete sense of the self and find yourself in full ecstasy of positive energy and vibrations.
Murli or The Nectar of Wisdom.
The murli class is conducted every morning from 7.0 am to 8.0 am. Murli is the wisdom. Wisdom is the knowledge that comes from the soul.
Bible, Bhagavad-Gita, Quran, the Avesta, are not the ordinary knowledge of the mind, but the wisdom from the soul. The wisdom serves the purpose to create the path for the seekers, that can serve them to realize their soul and further the realization of god.
Murli is the wisdom, that has come through Brahma baba. The wisdom of murli serves the people to create the path that leads to the realization of soul and makes further connection stronger with god.
People have their own ideas about the word wisdom, but in simple terms, to have the wisdom means to have the complete knowledge about oneself and about the life on existence.
Murli or wisdom from Brahma Baba is not only limited, to attain the spiritual heights but also serves the purpose of achieving success and fulfilling obligations and responsibility of the external world. It serves the purpose of fulfilling the obligation of worldly life as well as developing the inner path that can serve to realize the true self.
Wisdom from murli can be applied in your daily life, and you can note the positive changes in your life.
The wisdom connects you with the higher truth of life so that you can analyze and evaluate for yourself, where you stand with life and how much further distance you have to cover to become one with that ultimate.
Once you analyze and evaluate your life by measuring with the wisdom, the path of life gets clear to the mind, and then only one thing remains for you that is to walk on your path.
People suffer because they live far away from the truth. They only believe what they see, and the senses always project half truth in life.
The wisdom from Brahma baba helps you to look at the truth, and raj-yoga meditation fills you with the power to face the truth and live the truth.
People feel heavy all the time, as they carry their past in their mind and heart. With the wisdom and Rajyoga meditation, you learn to drop your past from within and feel light inside.
The wisdom from Brahma baba,
” Give away your life, but don’t give your inner happiness for anything.”
” Remembrance of the God, helps you to wash away the past impressions from your mind.”
” You develop powers by following the right path.”
Break-Fast, Lunch, snacks & Dinner.
In your daily life, you don’t give much importance to food habits, but when you visit the ashram you will have an eye-opening experience when it comes to what you intake in terms of food.
You don’t give much importance to your thoughts, emotions, energy, and vibrations, but in Brahmakumari’s ashram, the food is cooked and served in the remembrance of god, so that pure energy and vibrations gets to the food and then to the person, whosoever eats that food.
Everyone in the ashram is highly conscious at the time of preparing the meal and at the time of serving the meal so that even the daily food can serve the purpose of spiritual growth in everyone’s life. In the ashram, everything is lined up with a minute detail so that everything serves the purpose for the spiritual growth.
Your daily food habits change the chemical reaction of your body either positively or negatively according to your food habits.
There are farmers, who are part of the Brahma kumari’s community. All the vegetables and rice are sown on the field keeping in mind the tradition of the organization and thus you feel charged up with every meal, at the ashram. Every meal carries with itself the positive vibes.
Lectures from different Masters.
The one who has attained wisdom for himself in Brahmakumari’s community renders their wisdom on various topics to the seekers. Everyone is a student in Brahmakumari’s community, from the highest order to the lowest order. Each person in the community is learning every day and evolving every day with life.
Every month, the conference is conducted on different aspects of life, where the higher faculty of Brahma kumaris share their light on different topics of life.
There are Dadi’s, senior brothers and sisters, who have attained enlightenment, under the guidance & teachings from murli and raj-yoga meditation, share their wisdom with the seekers.
Each teacher has his own expertise and everyone holds the experience of not less than forty years. Each member of the community is an enlightened being, and they all serve from one platform. They have surrendered themselves in godly service to share what they have with the world.
Brahma Baba is the creator of the BrahmaKumari’s Organization. Brahma baba himself has shared his light on different issues of life. The Murli or wisdom is hand-written by the Brahma baba himself. It’s been said that the supreme soul himself guided the wisdom through Brahma Baba to share with the world.
Every lecture from the senior brothers and sisters are worth to cherish for. You can have the vast pull of wisdom from each lecture, that otherwise, you may not find even after reading hundreds of books.
Daily Activities that Empowers the Soul.
In Brahma kumari ashram, there are small-small rituals that can help you to empower your soul. There are systematic ways to do everything. Everything single activity in the ashram is carried out in proper order.
Disciplined life, traffic control (meditation for two minutes 5 times a day), morning, and evening meditation, healthy food habits, moving to bed as early as eleven, afternoon rest, no work load, surrendering the act to the supreme soul are the few rituals followed on a daily basis.
Everything in the ashram is meticulously planned, considering all the different facets of life.
“Your life is not made up of just one great act, but your daily actions in part makes one great life”.
In the ashram, every act works as an empowerment of the soul, be it the traffic control, where 5 times a day, you hold yourself for 2 minutes in the remembrance of god, or the disciplinary life where each work is rightly conducted.
People don’t over do themselves at Brahma kumari’s and work in a shift. The daily working hours never exceed more than six hours unless in some special case.
The purpose or primary goal of life is to realize the soul and establish the kingdom of heaven. All the other activities are the by-product to the primary goal.
These thoughts are given the prime importance in the ashram and everyone is more inclined to the self-growth, while in the process work takes place effortlessly through them.
Everyone is silent and peaceful in Brahma kumari’s ashram and in the ashram you will find more work and less talk. When you compare the outside world with the life of the ashram it seems completely opposite.
The daily activities of people at the ashram are more inclined towards the self-empowerment. Each one meditates, gains knowledge, applies to their life, work for six to seven hours of the day, and follows the rituals developed out of an experience and not beliefs, that leads to their further growth and personal empowerment.
“The discipline develops power into the act, says Brahma Baba.”
There are literature departments, full of spiritual and religious books. Library too is the center of attraction, where you find the world’s literature.
Every corner of the ashram, you find the inspirational quotes to lift you up, and keeps you highly motivated all the time. You are never out of the purpose, as each act leads you to the purpose and helps you to fulfill your higher goals with life.
Experience the Ashram for yourself.
To experience the ashram’s life, and to imbibe the same culture in your daily life, I will highly suggest you visit the ashram.
You can visit the link below if you choose to visit the ashram.