K. How I Became a Teacher in 1981

In 1978, many of my close school friends had applied to become a government-trained school teacher. Since they had applied for this, I had also done it. I had not wanted to become a teacher though I had made the application.

To be eligible to make this application, there was a requirement that the applicant should have a credit in Bahasa Malaysia (Malay Language) in our MCE / SPM (equivalent of the British O-level) results. Bahasa Malaysia was the national language in Malaysia. My friends had all got a credit in Bahasa Malaysia but, at that time, I did not have a credit. At that time, I only had a 'pass' mark for Bahasa Malaysia though I had got a Division 1 for my MCE (since I had done very well in all my other subjects).

Since I could play a few musical instruments, I had included all that into the application for Teachers' Training. My friends and I were called for an interview, for consideration of the application.

At the interview, the interviewer had asked me some questions in Bahasa Malaysia. My proficiency in the Malay language is very good now since I had been teaching, and talking in Malay for so many years from 1981 to 1990. And I also got the credit in Bahasa Malaysia, after I began teaching in schools. However, at the time of the interview / application to become a government teacher, my proficiency in the Malay language was very bad because I was only used to talking in English (in school and at home). So, when the interviewer asked me questions in the Malay language, I could not answer or speak. The interviewer finally asked me very very simple questions which even a kid could answer. But because I could not answer the earlier difficult questions, I froze. So, later, I could not even answer the simple questions. So, I answered non of the questions. The interviewer told me that I could go. As I was about to open the door to move out of the room, the interviewer asked me if I was offered the position of a music teacher, whether I would accept it. I said that I would. He indicated that the session was over and so I walked out of the room. This interview had taken place on my birthday, on 28th June, 1978. I was wondering if it was supposed to be a birthday gift but the interview went badly. So I was not sure if it was going to be a birthday gift.

None of my friends got approved to be given the training to become a government school teacher, (after which we become government school teachers) but I had got it. I was offered a place in the Specialist Teachers' Training College (MPIK), in K.L, to be given training to become a music teacher in government schools. And I was given a form to fill and hand over to MPIK along with my medical reports, photos etc. Since I had made the application because my friends were making the application, I had not bothered to fill the forms to hand over to MPIK.

After I had finished my schooling for HSC (equivalent to A-level), I was wondering what to do next. My friends asked me to study law with them. I had told them that 'Law' was the last thing I would do on earth because I did not have a good opinion of lawyers.

Then, one day, I took the Teachers' Training Application forms to read what it was saying. I could not understand it well because it was written in the Malay language. So, I asked a brother of mine, who was good in the Malay language, to read and explain it to me. He told me that the closing date to hand over the application form was the next day. I began to panic. I asked him to help me with the application. The next day we were in the MPIK handing over the forms but I did not have the medical reports etc which was required for the application. The college Pengetua (Head) told me that he will take it that the application has already been submitted on time but that I was to bring the medical reports as soon as possible because the applications cannot be accepted without the medical reports. He gave me some time to bring the reports and I made sure that the medical reports were handed over to him as soon as possible.

It was after this that I began to contemplate on what I had just done. I had no intention of becoming a teacher and yet, with haste, I had made the application because I did not know of what else to do.

In the MPIK college, I had lived in the MPIK hostel but not all the students lived there. So, I would invite those girls who did not have a room to come to my room during their free times in the college. So many girls would accumulate in my room. Then, others, who had a room in the hostel, would also come to gather in my room so as to chat because so many girls were there.
Through the conversations that was taking place, when we had gathered in my room, my friends and I noticed that I was the only one who did not have the required credit in Bahasa Malaysia for the application. Despite that I had come into MPIK in the first batch of students. There was a second batch of students who were offered a place because people in the first batch had not accepted the offer. There was also a third batch of intake which consisted of those who were offered a place because those in the second batch did not accept the offer. Those in the second and third batches were all having a credit in Bahasa Malaysia and some of them were teaching music privately too (which meant that they had additional experiences). I had never taught music privately though people had asked me to teach them and the group which they organised. I was never eager to make money, I was only eager to learn as much as I possibly could. And I was also busy collecting certificates through studying music etc.
Everyone were curious as to how I was offered the course, to come in as the first batch of students, when it should not have happened (since I did not have the required credit in Bahasa Malaysia). We started making an analysis as to what extra knowledge etc that I might have had which the others did not have. We noticed that all the others had certificates for Theory of Music and had certificates showing that they could play the piano. Or they could play one musical instrument only. Whereas, I had certificates for playing the piano and violin, and for the Theory of Music. Further, I could also play other musical instruments.

We decided that it must be because I could play more musical instruments that I must have got chosen, despite the requirement for a credit in Bahasa Malaysia.

There was one girl who had done her Diploma in Music but had only come in through the second or third batch. This girl was of the opinion that it was most unfair that she was only accepted because someone had not accepted an application; whereas I got in without a credit in Bahasa Malaysia. She felt that she should have got what I had got because she had a Diploma in Music whereas I only had Grade 8 (which was one step lower than her's). Since she lived outside, she was often in my room and she became a close friend of mine, always moving around with me and the same circle of friends; and so, I would often hear her complain because I got the place which she felt, should have gone to her. I would just smile when she does that. I had never asked her what she got for her MCE (O-level) since we were only comparing our musical education. My MCE results were quite good and I could have gone for further studies with that (as per the normal trend) but instead, I ended up in the Teachers' Training College because I was 'lost' as to what to do next.
Anyway, at that time, I was noticing that whatever I needed would just come my way. I did not have to go in search of it. And I felt that this Teachers' Training College education was also one of those things that had come my way. I felt that this was why I had got it even though I did not have the basic requirement to get it. I felt that this was also why it had come so easily without any or much efforts on my part. It was like as if the 'application process' was telling me “Use me. I am here for you”.

When I came into the Brahma Kumaris, I began to understand that one of the reasons why I was given the training to become a music teacher was to give me the training to become a teacher and to become an entertainer because I needed these to play my roles well 'for the end'. In the MPIK, they had trained me to perform and to teach my students to perform.

Now, it is my view that my teaching experiences, and training, is helping me to explain the myths, translations of the Sumerian Tablets etc very well. The training to become a teacher is helping me to play my spiritual role as Ganga, very well too. Ganga is the Confluence Aged subtle role who is used to explain the Confluence Aged spiritual knowledge very well, through the link to God. The subtle role of Ganga is used by an instrument of God (or Confluence Aged spiritual teacher), on earth. So the subtle gets connected to the corporeal through this usage.

More on Ganga can be found at:

Part 25 - Aliens, UFOs and Parallel Universes - The Alien Ganga

Part 26 -
Aliens, UFOs and Parallel Universes - 60,000 Sons of Sagar (1)

Part 27 -
Aliens, UFOs and Parallel Universes - 60,000 Sons of Sagar (2)

Part 28 -
Aliens, UFOs and Parallel Universes - Sons of Sagar (3)

Part 29 -
Aliens, UFOs and Parallel Universes - Sons of Sagar, Ganga

Part 30 -
Aliens, UFOs and Parallel Universes - Bhagirath, Vyasa, Ganesha, Skanda

Part 31 -
Aliens, UFOs and Parallel Universes - The Roles of Brahma & Bhagirath

Part 32 -
Aliens, UFOs and Parallel Universes - Shiva's Hold on Ganga (1)

Part 33 -
Aliens, UFOs and Parallel Universes - Shiva's Hold on Ganga (2 - Purification)

Part 34 -
Aliens, UFOs and Parallel Universes - Ganga Ma (1)

Part 35 -
Aliens, UFOs and Parallel Universes - Ganga Ma (2)

Part 36 -
Aliens, UFOs and Parallel Universes - Subtle Ganga

Part 37 -
Aliens, UFOs and Parallel Universes - Ganga, Lakshmi, Brain Hemispheres

Part 60 - Aliens, UFOs and Parallel Universes - World Mothers

Part 61 -
Aliens, UFOs and Parallel Universes - World Mothers are Entangled with God (1 Entangled Through Love etc)

Part 62 -
Aliens, UFOs and Parallel Universes - World Mothers are Entangled with God (2-Entangle with God and not anything else)

Part 63 -
Aliens, UFOs and Parallel Universes - World Mothers are Entangled with God (3- Insturments of God)

Part 64 -
Aliens, UFOs and Parallel Universes - Descent of World Mothers, Sumerian Kur

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