VALSAYN – WE recharge our cellphones every day, but do we recharge our inner battery?
That was the question posed by the European Director of the Brahma Kumaris Sister BK Jayanti Kirpalani to an audience at function recently in Valsayn, Trinidad and Tobago.
Noting that people took time to take care of their bodies, Sister Jayanti asked, “I am talking about serving the self, answering to the Divine. Do I take time to regenerate my own inner power and capacity.”
She added, “Talking a walk once a week. Going on holiday once a year. Doesn’t work like that.”
The Sister Jayanti, who is also the Brahma Kumaris representative to the United Nations in Geneva, said that everyone charged his/her cellphone every day.
She said, “I would image every single individual has one in (your) bag or pocket.
“And if you don’t charge it on a daily basis it is going to run dry in the moment you need it the most. We don’t forget it. It has become part of our routine and daily life.”
Sister Jayanti added, “So when last did I recharge my inner battery.
“When did I last have a dialogue with myself- the inner being. Have I ever had a dialogue with myself?
“I need to be able to do this every single day. I need to give time to myself on a daily basis.
“What do I do?
“I need to be able to look deep inside and connect with myself.
“And connect with my own inner core values. And in one level each one is a unique human being but we share certain values which are fundamental to life.”
She said the five essential qualities and values of every human irrespective of race or creed or culture were peace, love, truth, joy and purity.
Sister Jayanti said, “Purity does not rank highly in my list of values. You talk about pure water, pure air, pristine forests and things like this but it is actually one of the original qualities of the human spirit.
“So take time every single day to reconnect with those qualities which are absolutely my own and when I don’t do this I don’t get a moment of peace.”
She said while people’s lives were busy and in a constant state of restlessness and upheaval, this needed to be managed.
Sister Jayanti said, “But if I spent a little time connecting with the inner peace which is my own inner treasure… because I am experiencing peace on a daily basis.
“If I am connecting with myself experiencing that inner state of love, I am not in a needy position in which I say nobody is giving me love. I need love.
“I am connecting with the original quality, the essence of who I am and that is enough.
“And I won’t be demanding it, I won’t be wanting it or needing it. I would be an instrument able to share it and give it.”
About Brahma Kumaris
The name translates to the “People of Brahma.”
Wikipedia stated that the organisation is affiliated with the United Nations and was known for the prominent role that women play in the movement.
It teaches a form of meditation that focuses on identity as souls, as opposed to bodies.
They believe that all souls are intrinsically good and that God is the source of all goodness.
The organisation teaches to transcend labels associated with the body, such as race, nationality, religion, and gender, and it aspires to establish a global culture based on what it calls “soul-consciousness.”
In 2008, the movement claimed to have more than 825,000 regular students, with over 8,500 centres in 100 countries, Wikipedia noted.