Pushpa, the medium for Piu, seated above Baba and Mama on a special little stage.
Hello again dear friends, its high time that The Mystery of Piu,was addressed. We shall do so as best we may.
NOTE: Since posting the information below, we have been given
another view from a highly credible source. Apparently Piu came only over a one year period, about 1944, and spoke only through Pushpa (Pushmamani). We note that another 'entity' spoke through other sisters, as mentioned below, but with this information we
wonder who it could be? Shiva incognito? A wanderer? Clarification in February we hope, unless a reader has more to add, if so plesase do. 🙂
In the background of historical research and discussions with old BKs has been ‘Piu’, an entity that spoke through the
medium of various followers, beginning in the 1940’s.Piu means father( beloved?) in Sindhi. Piu informed Bhai Lekraj that he was ‘ Prajapati God Brahma’ we understand, and Piu came as a voice and personality from time
to time over a twenty year period giving advice, clarifications and the occasional Big Surprise. Piu is not mentioned in ‘Adi Dev’+ADI DEV : WHAT ? or any of the printed historical material, and the Piu tale is slowly being gathered through conversations
with brothers and sisters who joined BKWSU in the 1950’s, when Piu was still active.
Piu spoke through a number of sisters in a characteristic ‘whispering
voice’, though primarily Piu spoke through Sister Pushpa, pictured above with Dada and Mama. Pushpa used to be richly dressed for the occasion as you can see, and was given a central position on a little stage.
Apparently, after some time Pushpa thought she should be given more special, even worshipful, treatment. Dada and Mama felt this was not appropriate, as she was just a ‘medium’ after all. So Pushpa
felt inclined to leave the group, so she did, taking with her other members of The Golden Circle, which included Dadi Janki’s sister.
Piu continued speaking through other
‘mediums ‘ from time to time. We are told there was some factional preferences between those who favoured the Brahma classes, and those who preferred the Piu classes: Piu Vanis. As a result Piu stayed away for a period.
Eventually, and this was in the time of Brother Jagdish, the late 1950’s even early 1960's, Piu, we are told, became recognised as Shiva, the One True God of all
Religions, and that was that. A few more clarifications and the philosphy was complete, so official murlis via BapDada began in 1964, continuing till Brahma's passing in 1969.
spoke through Brahma Baba in a whisper. But senior brothers make clear that when listening to live murlis, there was a subtle difference when Brahma spoke, and when Shiva spoke, or perhaps inspired Brahma Baba.
Otherwise, I have just returned from Madhuban , the grand and primary ashram of the Brahma Kumaris. One thing it was good to experience was the gentle and prolonged hugging
that now has quietly become part of BK culture. It reminded me of Dada Anand Kishore’s wonderful old translations of murlis pre 1980 : they contained the word ‘affection’ from time to time, a word that does not appear in the current
versions, and as I recall, the importance of having feelings of ‘affection’ among the BK family was made clear by The Speaker.
I will be at the ashram again in February, and hope to discover more
amazing Piu tales from the BKWSU crypt.