I hope that this post is on-topic. The gist of what I will say is based on a sequence from the Sakar Murli provided by the BKWSU on the 25th May 2007 and my hope is that it (this post) will not be seen as too obscure. I say upfront that none of what i will write below gets in the way of my studying/appreciating the Murli. Neither is it intended to disturb anyone else from doing the same (except if you WANT it to that is :wink : ). The Murli quote follows:
"...This body that belongs to Baba, is very lovely, yet it coughs; this too is the suffering of karma. Baba says: These organs of yours have become old. This is why there is difficulty. You should not have any expectation that Baba will help in this."
It may be argued (or considered a moot point!) that when studying the Murli a student ought to be able to discern when the different entities are speaking. Those entities being Dada Lekhraj, Brahma Baba, Shiv Baba and BapDada. I observe that in the quoted section the BKWSU has capitalised the word Baba in every instance. Can this lead to confusion unless one is really clued-in? Why? Because I wonder which of the Baba's is GOD (Shiv Baba)?
Looking at the first question, is it telling us that since Dada Lekhraj's body has become the host for God, therefore being a completely surrendered soul, the body of Dada Lekhraj now belongs completely to God? And who is telling us this; Lekhraj, BapDada or Brahma Baba?
In the second sentence which Baba is telling us that, "these organs of yours have become old"? And whose organs ... Dada Lekhraj's and/or is it a general point that we too ought to bear in mind about ourselves? Does this second sentence convey to us a 'point' that Shiv Baba was making to Dada Lekhraj in their own personal conversation between each other? (Which Murli points ought to be considered reported or direct speech?)
And in the last sentence, is the Baba being referred to GOD? And if so, is GOD reminding Dada Lekhraj that he (Dada Lekhraj) ought not to expect GOD to do anything about whatever ailment Dada Lekhraj was beset by at that particular time?
Of course, by throwing Dada Lekhraj into the mix I have stirred things up a bit but my intent is not malicious, just to get the intellect working a little. So, if we wish we can exclude Mr. Lekhraj from the mix altogether and work on the basis that when discussing the Murli there is no more Dada Lekhraj but instead Brahma Baba (all the time).
Considering all of this, can we see some of the reasons why in the early days they may have thought that Brahma was God? In other words, did those students have to pay very close attention to developing the discernment power to distinguish just who it was that was speaking in the Murli from one moment to the next.
And nowadays, are the students tutored in the development of these skills? Or does it all come naturally? Maybe it does not make a jot of a difference! In which case I apologise for revealing my ignorance on this topic.
P.S. Does the BKWSU Murli translation team give regard to all these nuances when translating from the Hindi? Are these matters non-issues in Hindi Murli's?