K. How I Became a Teacher in 1981
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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