Will any God be happy to see his children like this? Will a father be happy to see his child suffer like this?” asks B. K Hemlata, Chief Zonal Coordinator of Brahma Kumaris, Indore Zone, talking about the Burari deaths in Delhi. According to news reports, 11 members of a family were found dead in their home in North Delhi. Neither murder nor suicide is being ruled out. The story goes that the Bhatia family was superstitious and perhaps followed certain cultish practices that might have led to the deaths.
B. K Hemlata says,”The Parmatman doesn’t inspire humans to do this. Parmatman gives us bliss, joy and energy; when one realises the Self, one can’t even think of taking one’s life.”She adds that today, people suffer from stress, insecurity and depression; they feel that they are lacking something. They become isolated and retreat into a shell. There are many reasons why people are driven to the extreme step of taking their own lives. BK Hemlata says that the Atman is always striving to merge with Parmatman and if such a merging happens, then it is so blissful that one can’t even think of suicide.
About the Bhatia family, she says the family must have been under some kind of stress. Their own wish must have been that of Parmatman Milan, merging with the Supreme and for that, they might have taken this extreme step. Is there a way to know that we are walking on the right spiritual path and that what we are doing is the right thing to do? “One way to know that the Jnana that we get from a Guru or from any other medium, is to know how that person is – who is giving us wisdom – and whether the wisdom he imparts is practical or not. Our attempt should be to test the practicality of that wisdom and then to see its effects,” says BK Hemlata.
She urges us to adopt qualities that enhance our lives. We should strive towards developing Daviya Sanskar, divine qualities and then our life will become blissful. To know something is not enough, we should be practical in spirituality.”A man should develop such qualities that he becomes Sri Narayana and women should develop qualities that she should be perceived as Sri Lakshmi,” explains B K Hemlata, speaking about achieving perfection by cultivating the right values.
She emphasises that we should first develop control over our mind; we have to adopt qualities such as compassion; we must speak sweetly to everybody. We should not discriminate between people. She says that if we see people only as physical beings, then, there will be discrimination on the basis of religion and caste. But if we perceive them as Atman and as children of Paramatman, then we realise that they are our family. There is no discrimination at all; when we adopt this perspective, then we become pure. According to B K Hemlata, the root cause of all problems in this world are the five vices: Kaam, krodh, lobh, madh, moha – desire, anger, greed, passion and attachment. We have to make ourselves beautiful by doing Raja Yoga, she says.
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