OM SHANTI - The fundamentals
Now let us learn the meaning of 'Om Shanti'. You would have heard that those who are connected with Brahma Kumaris Godly University greet each other by saying - 'Om Shanti'. And it is a simple two-word phrase which means 'I am Peace' or 'My religion is Peace'. Om means 'I or me' and Shanti means 'silence of peace'. This is an ancient slogan in Bharat (India) said during holy gatherings. But the meaning indeed is in respect of the soul, not for the body.
What is the history in relation to Murli?
In relation to Sakar Murlis (murlis spoken by Shiv baba through Sakar/corporeal Prajapita Brahma), the term 'Om Shanti' is fundamental which baba used to speak at the beginning and end of each Murli. You can also hear the original murlis.
Shiv Baba explains - ''I am an ocean of peace. You, my children, are an embodiment of that peace.'' Thus baba reminds us of this before and after every gyan murli.
Avyakt Murli: ''Just as easily you come in sound and speak using words, as easy you can practice to be in silence and convey the message.''
Explanation: We can convey our thought using words. This is called coming in sound. But the soul can also convey the message at thought level by remaining silent. To remain in silence here not only means not speaking out, but also that our inner state is at peace. Intellect is inert and the mind is calm. In such a spiritual stage, if a soul sends a thought to another soul, this adds the power of silence. Love and peace is the language of soul. Thus baba inspires us this so that we become more aware of being a 'Soul' and not a body.
The original religion
More accurately, the phrase 'Om Shanti' is used to remind me the soul that 'peace' is my original religion. That is the nature of my supreme father (god) and I am an embodiment of peace. Knowing that human beings are restless in search of true peace, true love and true happiness, god the father comes and reminds us that these are in fact your innate qualities. The peace for which you are searching outside is indeed within you.