We asked everyone the same question: "How do you understand the concept of Destruction in the context of BK teachings?"

Editors' Note: Our posting on the topic of Destruction generated many comments and questions. We want to provide an opportunity to explore both the socio-cultural and religious history of this idea as well as the distinguishing features of BK teachings and the relevance to the modern world. What differentiates the Brahma Kumaris is the understanding of entropy and cyclic time. It is widely acknowledged that the world is already experiencing the demolition of dysfunctional patterns and systems, and that the pace of this change is accelerating. The problem is that most people do not know what to do about this. The Brahma Kumaris have emphasized the importance of an individual response to these global crises. In this sense, time is invaluable as it gives each person the opportunity and space to learn, to change, to prepare, to cooperate, to engender a new heritage. The primary focus therefore, is not on the disintegration but on the renewal of the world. We invite you to consider these ideas as the conversation continues......


March 16, 2014 | Comment

Renaud Russeil (France)

The Hindi word vinash in the teachings of Brahma Kumaris is translated as destruction in Western languages. It is at the centre of many comments and interpretations from members of the organization, friends and critical observers. As ...

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Millenarianism and the Age of Transition 

March 3, 2014 | Comment

Neville Hodgkinson (Global Retreat Centre, UK)

When I first met the BKs, in 1981, I was attracted by what seemed to me to be a rare generosity of spirit. I felt this had become depleted in myself, after years of ...

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Sister Jayanti’s Experience 

October 13, 2013 | Comment

EYE WITNESS – History told through a personal ‘real time’ experience of B.K. Jayanti Kirpalani

Before Mama left the body, it must have been in 1962 or 1963, the BKs had been able to purchase land in Rajourie Gardens in ...

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Time and Transformation 

May 5, 2013 | 8 Comments

Anthony Strano
Director of Brahma Kumaris, Greece
Author, “Seeking Silence:  Exploring and Practicing the Spirituality of Silence”
Contributor, The Huffington Post

We are living in a time of transition: on one hand an ascending energy that is fueled by a ...

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Frank Whaling on Destruction 

January 1, 2013 | Comment
Frank Whaling is Emeritus Professor of the study of religion, University of Edinburgh

Question: How would you explain the Brahma Kumaris' views on time and an end to the world?

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