Guidelines to become a Brahma Kumari or Brahma Kumar
Upon Godly permissions, we present you the official guidelines given by the most beloved, the Almighty Supreme Soul Shiv baba (our spiritual father) to take the inheritance (varsa) of heaven (golden age) by becoming pure in this last birth and learning the supreme knowledge of RajYog aka Raja Yoga meditation through which one becomes master of the self.
Here are the four steps to become a BK or join Brahma Kumaris organisation.
Step 1: Take the 7 days course
The 7 days Raja Yog course is a foundation and the essence of the entire spiritual knowledge taught and practised at Brahma Kumaris Spiritual University. And this will be considered the first step in becoming a BK student. You can take this course at any nearby BK centre (Rajyoga center) or even while staying at Home (via our Online Course section)
What is this Course?
Raja Yoga course captures the essence of the entire knowledge shared at Brahma Kumaris. The 7 days course as we say, explains the existence of Soul (Who am I?), the Supreme Soul (God), the World drama & its cycle of 5000 years, knowing the story of the downfall and upliftment of humanity, insight to the universal law of Karma, and at last, you will learn the method and practice of RajYog or Rajyoga meditation, which is a connection with the almighty supreme soul. This course is the foundation of further understanding and thus the first step is essential.
Step 2: Study Murli and vow of Purity
When you have cleared the first stage (course), then you will also understand what is murli.
It is said that the milk of a lioness only stays in a golden bowl (meaning: Divine knowledge only stays in a pure intellect). So now, one must follow the first advice of God, which is to 'become pure'. In common words - complete celibacy or brahmacharya. Purity is the mother of all virtues. And without such purity (in thoughts, words, actions), one cannot be called a Brahman (BK). For many, purity in thoughts is difficult. But with time following other directions in the murli, the stage of our inner purity also improves.
The easy way of bringing purity deeply in our life, is to film that "We all are brothers and sisters, the children of one spiritual father (Supreme soul /ParamAtma)"
Now you are ready to taste the eternal nectar.
What is Murli?
We daily listen to Shiv baba's Gyan Murli. These are the loving words of knowledge and directions by God through his corporeal medium Brahma (those murlis are known as Sakar Murli). God's murli covers the entire knowledge of creation and the creator, and our own story of 84 births. This is food for the soul. The soul imbibes the food of knowledge and becomes powerful. When we churns this knowledge, it becomes our wisdom.
Murli is read at all BK centres in morning and evening classes. You can access murli in pdf, htm and audio format online also. At babamurli.net, madhubanmurli.org and here.
Step 3: Surrender your Intellect
Many ask us: How can I join and be one among you? How can I surrender in the Yagya?
So it is important to know that 'surrender' doesn't mean living at a centre. In fact, it is Baba's Shrimat that you should remain pure and do spiritual effort (purusharth) while living at your homes (with your loukik family)
''I will listen to only you, I will walk, eat, sit and sleep only with you (in your remembrance) - this is the promise you children have made to me'' - Shiv baba (Murli, 1967)
Surrender your mind to God. This means, to follow his given advice (shrimat).
What is Shrimat?
Shrimat is the Murli which we daily study (listen/read). Murli will be divided into 4 subjects (knowledge, yog, dharna and service) out of which, the third subject (धारणा or imbibing the knowledge) is considered as the advice of God i.e.: how one shall inculcate the spiritual values and virtues in practical life and remove the 5 vices (lust, anger, greed, ego, attachment) and other subtle weaknesses.
Realise that it is God himself who is speaking the Murli and teaching us children to make us equal to himself. When you realise this, it is a matter of time to surrender your mind to God and listen/follow his elevated directions/advice. This surrender is of intellect (बुद्धि) and not merely staying at a BK centre. Thus you can become a BK while staying with your family; studying this spiritual knowledge and connecting Yog with Shiv Baba.
The one who follows the advice (shrimat) given in Murli, is the one whom we call - a surrendered Soul, a BK. This is called as a surrender of the mind. Know about such great souls on our Biography page.
Step 4: Surrender Letter (optional)
According to the guidelines given by God in the Murlis, you will be considered a Brahman (BK) when you have followed first 3 given steps. Now if you wish to give your name and other details to us in the Godly record, you can do this by filing the Surrender Letter (send the signed letter to your local centre), or via our online Register as a BK form.
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