In Murlis, why does God refer to himself in 3rd party pronoun. Why do Murlis use the term BapDada, or Father, or ShivBaba instead of using "me" or "I".
The Murlis are spoken live in front of the children. Therefore there is an immediate relationship connection at the point in time. So the only pronouns needed are I(God) and you (us,, the children), or Me (God) and you (us,, the children).
For example, whilst you are reading this post say on Skype or MSN chat
Then I am thinking
"I am writing this email to you who is reading it whilst I type."
I do not write
"Bansy is writing this email to you who is reading it whilst Bansy types." :?:
Nor do I write
"She is writing this email to you who is reading it whilst She types." :?:
Let's take an extract from the first AM of the 2008/9 season :
If you replace the above bold words "BapDada" with "I, BapDada" or "the Father" with "Me", you will get a closer relationship imho.Today, BapDada is seeing His jewels of contentment who always remain content. Such a beautiful sparkle is sparkling everywhere through the sparkle of each and every jewel of contentment. Each jewel of contentment is loved so much by the Father, loved by everyone and also loved by the self. Everyone loves contentment. Contentment is always full of all attainments because where there is contentment there is nothing unattained. A contented soul has the natural nature of contentment. The power of contentment easily and naturally spreads contentment into the atmosphere everywhere. The face and eyes of such a soul spread the wave of contentment into the atmosphere. Where there is contentment other specialties automatically come. Contentment is the special gift from the Father at the Confluence Age. The stage of contentment is always victorious on an external stage. External situations continue to change but the power of contentment constantly keeps increasing. No matter how many external situations come in front of you, at every moment nature is seen to be like a puppet show in front of a jewel of contentment. They are puppet shows of Maya and nature. Therefore, contented souls never become distressed. The show of external situations is experienced to be like entertainment. In order to experience this entertainment, the seat of your stage should always be that of a detached observer; this will give you the experience of entertainment. No matter how much the scene changes, a contented soul who is stable on the seat of a detached observer is able to change every external situation with the stage of the self by being a detached observer. So, each one of you has to check yourself: Am I always content? Always? Are you always content or only sometimes?
For every power, for happiness and for you to become double-light and fly, BapDada always tells the children: Always remember the word "sada" (always). The word "sometimes" doesn't exist in the dictionary of Brahmin life because contentment means all attainment. Where there is all attainment, the word "sometimes" doesn't exist. So, are you those who always have an experience or are you still making effort? Has each of you asked yourself? Have you checked yourself? Because all of you are the specially beloved, sweet, lovely and co-operative self-transformer children of the Father. You are like that, are you not? Is it like that? Do you experience yourself in the same way as the Father is seeing you? Raise your hands, those who remain content all the time, not just sometimes. You remember the word "sada", do you not? You are raising your hands slowly. Good. Very good. Only a few of you are raising your hands, and you are raising them after careful consideration. However, BapDada has repeatedly drawn your attention: Now, look at both the time and also the self. Check the speed of the time and the speed of the self. You have to pass with honours, do you not? Each one of you should think: I am raj dular(i) (royal specially loved child) of the Father. You do consider yourselves to be royal children, do you not? What love and remembrance does BapDada give you every day? "Beloved children". So, who are the beloved ones? The ones who follow the Father. And it is very, very, very easy to follow. It is not difficult at all. If you follow in just one aspect, you will easily be following in all other aspects. It is just one line that the Father reminds you of every day. You remember that, do you not? Consider yourself to be a soul and remember Me, your Father. It is just one line, is it not? And it is souls who remember it. Those who have received treasures from the Father cannot stay without doing service because they have plentiful attainment and limitless treasures. You are the children of
the Bestower. You cannot stay without giving to others. And what is the title that the majority of you have been given? Double foreigners. So, your title itself is "double". Seeing all of you, BapDada is pleased and always automatically sings the song, "Wah My children! wah!" It is good. In which plane have you come from all the different countries? Physically, you may have come in any plane, but which plane is BapDada seeing? You have all reached your lovely home in the plane of deep love. Today, BapDada is giving every child the blessing: 0 lovely, beloved child, always be a jewel of contentment and spread the light of contentment into the world. Remain content and make others content. Some children say that it is easy to remain content, but to make others content feels a little difficult. BapDada knows that if you want to make each and every soul content, the method for that is very easy....
From : Today, BapDada is seeing His jewels of contentment who always ...
To : Today, I, BapDada is seeing His jewels of contentment who always ...
Fom : BapDada knows that if you want to make each and every soul content ...
To : I know that if you want to make each and every soul content ...
From : Those who have received treasures from the Father cannot stay without doing service because they have plentiful attainment and limitless treasures....
To : Those who have received treasures from Me cannot stay without doing service because they have plentiful attainment and limitless treasures....
Try it and see. Get a Murli. Replace the pronouns from third party pronouns to first party pronouns, and keep remembering that the Murli is being spoken LIVE in front of you.
Now what is the difference you feel ?
The PBK Murlis, God also use this third party pronoun to represent himself.
Imagine if you go to school or college and your Maths teacher Mr Smith standing in front of the blackboard says to you "Mr Smith has to give you homework for the summer", rather than "I have to give you homework for the summer". Which one sounds strange to you whilst you are sitting in the classroom ? Which relationship feels real ?
For me, I like it when God says directly to me : "I love you", or "I, God, love you", rather than "God loves you". The relationship feels real.
I like it when God speaks to me directly, not using indirect third party pronouns. For during meditation, (or Amrit Vela, or your sweet chit-chats if you wish), I am sure most poeple do not use third party pronouns when they are having their sweet conversations with God. So why use third party pronouns during live Murlis ?