For BK followers, the channeled messages through the mediums of Lekhraj Kripalani or Hirday Mohini are considered to be God speaking to humanity. Lekhraj Kripalani is known as “The Father of Humanity”. Called Murlis, these are the key to not just BKs’ lives but their eternal salvation ... or damnation ... and daily relationship with God.
Every week BrahmaKumaris.Info, the only independent and ecumenical website supporting the entire BK “Brahmin Family”, receives requests from individual BK Raja Yoga practitioners for copies of these messages. Each week, there is consistent discussion about the system of secrecy, control and revision that has been instituted by the leadership of the BKWSU over these spiritual teachings.
Individuals are refused copies. BKWSU followers are forbidden to send copies by emails. So-called BK “students” are told that they can only read copies if they come to the BKWSU center and sometimes even only in specific areas. A complex, security encoded website exists to serve the chosen few which ever versions it has been decided should be circulated. Old copies are coveted by students whereas in the middle period the organization was using them to wrap up and send out homemade sweeties to followers. This despite the fact that ‘God’ in the Murlis themselves says they ought be read “7 or 8 times”.
What has the BKWSU, an organization that flaunts its United Nations relationship and it adherence to the Declaration of Human Rights, to hide?
What exclusive rights do the leadership of the BKWSU consider they have over what are said to be “God’s Words”?
The situation is even more concerning. Individuals bound to centers where they do not wish to be for their supply and banished from those centers where they do wish to be, merely due to investigating alternative understandings of the Murlis. Individuals in the armed forces abroad. The elderly, infirm and dependent, unsupported by relatives, unable to attended distant centers. Individuals wishing to exercise plain, simple personal choice to study further on their own and discuss with others. Those victims of abuse or personality clashes with dominant individuals within local centers run as personal fiefdoms. And what fate for the rest of the world with no centers at all?United Nations wrote:Article 18
Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.
Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.
The BKWSU insists on its one size fits all mentality despite the advances of technology and the benefits it can bring. Policies decreed on the personal whim, or prejudices, of a center or zone-in-charge and yet called “Shrimat”, or God’s Will?
The monopoly of information, the BKWSU leaderships ‘commission’ on the direct relationship between an individual and their god, the unaccounted and unaccountable re-editing is surely a system of control and censorship that benefits the BKWSU leadership first. As do similar events and policies relating to finances.
What do they have to hide? Only the open, public disclosure of the original un-edited and un-revised version of the Murli channeled messages and earlier Divine Decrees will perhaps answer that. Or perhaps it is merely a way of ensuring the position of an incumbent elite and their interpretation of God’s message within their status quo.
Of the outside world it is said, that the intellects of non-BKs are too impure to understand the meaning of the Murlis, that individuals must go through a lengthy process of initiation before they are ready to read the holiest of messages. Could this be true? Are the leadership underestimating the rest of humanity? Or is the spiritual evolution of both the BK Family and humankind being held back by such practises?
- Our Father in Heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in Heaven.
Give us today our daily Murli ...
Extracts from the Sakar Murlis published by BKs
Avyakt Murli Summaries
Q&A published by BKs in Sakar Murlis
Q&A published by BKs in Avyakt Murlis