What is Shrimat of Shiv Baba? - Here is an essence of guide book to understand. To access Hindi version, visit Shiv Baba ki 108 Shrimat.
Soul is the master of 5 senses (eyes, mouth, ears, nose and hands). It is Baba's shrimat to control these senses - this is RajYog (Yog with ParamAtma/Supreme soul, through which a soul become a master of all its senses)
Baba always says, “Children, follow Shrimat.” So what is the Shrimat (advice of Godfather Shiv)?
Shrimat is not a set of rules but a system or way of living in the world without any type of violence. There are 2 types of violence:
1. Physical violence: Hurting someone's body with a stick or so.
2. Lust violence: Hurting the soul with the vice of lust/impurity.
''Lust is your greatest enemy'' - God says. This vice took away your kingdom, took away peace from life. Hence the first shrimat of Shiv baba is: ''Become Pure''. Brahmacharya means only physical celibacy. But Baba teahes ''complete celibacy.''
Please refer: Celibacy - A way of life
Shrimat is advice of Shiv baba. 'Shri' itself means 'best or most elevated'.
It takes a lot of wisdom to be able to do this. It also keeps us from creating more karmic debts. Deep knowledge and Yoga is for settling our debts, which is what we really want. This is why Brahma Baba’s life was so incredible. Each and every action had wisdom behind it. His life teaches us how to live, how to dance the beauty of life.
Through the study of Raja Yoga Meditation we souls become familiar with 'matt'(some directions) matters that is -
1. MANMAT - The dictates/directions of one's own mind
2. PARMAT - The dictates/directions of someone else's mind
3. SHRIMAT - The elevated directions of God.
The Benefits of Shrimat
The sanskaras of this alokik(new birth considered after god finds you) birth are pulling us towards the land of peace. Be an observer of the self and see how, peaceful and cool you are. If you are cool you automatically have love for God. When water. boils steam comes out. When the thoughts boil and bubble out of the mind, what state would the soul be in and what atmosphere would it create? Baba is creating heaven, but we need to help by spreading peace throughout the whole world through the power of remembrance. People these days are afraid of dying a violent death. We shouldn’t live in fear, but we should have caution not to make mistakes or create misunderstandings. Be cautious and sensible.
This is Baba’s shrimat.
Live peacefully by remembering Baba. Sit and write down what is shrimat and what is the benefit of it. WHEN YOU FOLLOW SHRIMAT BABA IS RESPONSIBLE FOR EVERYTHING YOU DO. BABA WILL THEN PUT RIGHT LITTLE ERRORS, WHICH THE SOUL WOULDN’T NORMALLY DO.
If you are always following manmat, how can Baba help? He helps those who are honest and faithful. If you only give to support to those you are attached to, and don’t bother with anyone else, thenhow can Baba give you support ?
YOU MUSTN’T BE DEPENDENT ON ANY BODILY BEINGS.
When the soul becomes light through knowledge and yoga, you are able to fly. Seeing one bird fly, all the birds begin to fly, THEY PICK UP THE VIBRATION. Everything is dependent on the vibrations we are creating. Have vibrations filled with the power of love. Seeing me fly, others will have the desire to fly also. Shrimat makes us very light, so that we don’t need to think about anything. We don’t have to do anything else. When Baba makes us instruments, then the whole task is already accomplished. He makes us instruments so that we can create our fortune. If you make your illness an excuse, you make it a mountain by thinking about it. Let your thoughts be pure and elevated. Baba fills power in such thoughts. Everything will be dependent on those thoughts. Our attitude has to be very pure and clean.
Cleanse your sanskaras. WHATEVER YOU THINK AGAIN AND AGAIN CREATES YOUR SANSKARAS.
If your sanskaras are those of a child of God and you live to do his service, then you feel that this is your godly family. No matter how much you are engaged in service or yoga, you won’t be successful if you don’t feel that this is your godly family. They are all part of this family, all are equal to God. If you don’t do this work for Baba, of maintaining a pure vision and attitude, then you are no use to Baba. Even if someone is thinking ill of you, by giving good vibrations, you finish whatever was in souls towards you. If you can’t spread peace in a small gathering, how can you be called a peaceful soul? Sit and make your self peaceful, cool and sweet. Your tone should always be very sweet and lovely. Drink nectar and give it to others. People live in fear, but we live in comfort with no fear and no grudges towards anyone. A feeling of having a grudge won’t allow you to have love for God, to belong to God or to feel that He is your companion.
Shiv Baba's Shrimat makes us BK souls pass with honors all the exam papers of life easily.
If i really want to ' Pass with Honors ' let me concentrate on all the 4 subjects -* My personal study - GYAN,* My obedience to inculcation - DHARNA,* My surrendered intellect for service - SEVA,* And above all my constant attention on Baba's sweet remembrance - YAAD .
None but ONE Shivbaba! One support, One faith, One trust in BABA alone - Ek BABA Doosra Na Koi !!
~~~ Useful links ~~~
108 points of Shrimat (Hindi)
What is Murli in BrahmaKumaris?
Four Subjects of BK
About BrahmaKumaris - Introduction