Post 1 (posted on Nov 11, 2011) :
(includes a discussion on dying alive, the surrendered state, Parvati, and the Confluence Aged sacrifices)
There are various types of 'sacrifices'. We can sacrifice ourselves or we can sacrifice something else. We can make the sacrifice as we do it in the Confluence Age, at the end of the Cycle. Or we can makes sacrifices as it is done in bhakti/worship.
The Confluence Aged sacrifice does not require us to die or kill anyone or kill anything for that matter. We only make effort to go into the soul-conscious state so that God can use us (the souls), our corporeal bodies and our possessions for godly service. When we consider ourselves as having sacrificed ourselves (the souls) to God, we have to make sure that we keep making effort to remain in the soul-conscious stage. When consider ourselves as having sacrificed our corporeal bodies to God, we have to take care of the corporeal body and we have to use it for the benefit of the Confluence Aged service. When we sacrifice all our possessions to God, we have to make sure that we use them only for the benefit of the Confluence Aged service and for taking care of our corporeal body so that the corporeal body can be properly used for the Confluence Aged service. We use them, on God's behalf, as a trustee for God.
In the Confluence Age, sacrificing ourselves means that we do not entertain our body-conscious desires. We should only entertain our spiritual desires of wanting to practice the Confluence Aged spiritual knowledge and of wanting to do the Confluence Aged service. We should only entertain the desire to stay linked to God so that God can use us and everything that we have for the Confluence Aged service.
In the Confluence Age, God uses us when:
1. our stage is good and so God's vibrations are absorbed into us and then released into the corporeal world for world transformation,
2. God makes us do something or the other in the corporeal world, through using the corporeal body.
We have to make sure that we remain in the soul-conscious stage so that God can get things done through using us in the corporeal world. God does not have to enter us to get thing done. He can make us move as He wants us to move, without entering our corporeal bodies.
Sacrificing ourselves is dying alive. I have discussed dying alive at:
Part 68 - Aliens, UFOs and Parallel Universes Dying Alive (1 - Spiritual Birth, Spiritual Effort Making, Ghosts)
Part 69 - Aliens, UFOs and Parallel Universes - Dying Alive (2 - Attachment, Spiritual Effort Making; Dying Alive Does Not Mean that We Have to Commit Suicide)
Part 70 - Aliens, UFOs and Parallel Universes - Dying Alive (3 - Purification, Spiritual Effort Making)
When we sacrifice ourselves we go into the surrendered state. More on this can be found at:
Part 71 - Aliens, UFOs and Parallel Universes - Parvati is Elder, Surrendered and Married to God (1)
Part 72 - Aliens, UFOs and Parallel Universes - Parvati is Elder, Surrendered and Married to God (2)
We are using the various subtle deity roles when we are in the surrendered state. We, the souls, also become the wives of God. So, we take care of God's Confluence Aged service as Parvati (God's wife).
The names and links for articles by Pari can be found at:Global Brahma Kumaris - Pari's articles and videos
or at http://brahmakumari.net