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Sister Jayanti . Sister Jayanti is an accomplished speaker on the Brahma Kumaris circuit, and has an easy nature in interviews, though
avoids discussing the more controversial aspects of BK life, in keeping with leadership culture. The astute Rajiv Mehrotra invited her on to his prime time program ‘In Conversation’,
on the Doordarshan News Channel .
Referencing the experiences (visions) of BK founder Lekraj Kripalani in the 1930’s Rajiv queried: ‘There
is this notion in the revelations that there will be this brimstone and fire, and there will be a new beginning, and people's actions,karmas will catch up with them . Is this a fair assumption?’
Jayanti responded that one of Dada’s visions was of ‘God as a a being of Light, the Supreme, he had to connect with. He understood that a new world was possible but only with
a transformation of the human heart’.
However,In truth, we now know that Dada had no such vision.In the murlis (God's revelations) read on 27/03/99,
19/07/00, and 06/10/00 it is made clear that the three visions/experiences were of himself as Vishnu, the 'destruction' of the world. and the 'creation' of a new world. Lekhraj didn't understand the implication at the time, nor did Dada have a vision of God
as Light : for some 30 years he and his followres believed that he was God : some still do.
Rajiv went on : "Are you the chosen to lead this process of the transformation of the human heart?’
Jayanti responded: 'The image I hold in my mind is the image of the Tree, and how every single branch of the Tree is important and relevant. I would say all the traditions are part of the beautiful Tree of Humanity.”
Well the concept of all religions, including BKs, as branches of the Tree of Humanity is appealing, particularly so as presented in BK interfaith programs. But what Sister Jayanti avoided saying was that BK’s do not
see themselves as a branch, but as the roots and the trunk of the tree of humanity (Tree of Religions), from which all other religions spring. That is to say, BK’s believe they are the foundation of all the
religions that come to pass in the new Cycle of Time.
BK’s believe they are 'the chosen', because
they alone experience God as he really is, and so they alone can transform their hearts and become the Superpure Souls who usher in the coming Heaven on Earth.
But we wonder Is this sort of 'In Conversation'
spin again getting airplay in the West?
On her 2013 Australian tour BK Jayanti had an interview on the Channel 10TV morning show. The interviewer said directly to her: 'Sr Jayanti you have worked with some incredible people over the years, President Obama, the Pope...' and in her intro: 'Sr Jayanti has worked with Popes and Presidents
helping them to relax...'
Sr Jayanti did not refute these service initiatives which do seem rather far fetched, involving as they do such world luminaries. So we approached BK
leadership for clarification, but received no reply. Privately we are told that they never happened.