Through which glasses do we see the world?


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If our glasses are pink
All we see is pink

If our glasses are smoke-coloured
The whole world appears as smoke

What kind of glasses we bear
Is a reflection of our condition…

Is a facet of decption, illusion
From the well: clouded gaze

However, if we do not wear glasses
We are beyond good and evil…

Let us rise
Above these worlds…

We are in this world
But not from this world…

DidiArtist, 05.03.2017

 

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Old people’s home in Kirpal Sagar


Dear friends

In Kirpal Sagar we have also started to built an Old People’s Home (about 24 years ago) that possibly will be the biggest in whole India giving accomodation for about 1000 elderly people in future. So the social aspect plays also an import role beside the spiritual aspect in Kirpal Sagar where man can develop as a real man to practise service to man, service to the land and service to one’s own soul.

To you all greetings from my heart
Didi

Old people’s home

The old people’s home was opened in 1994 during the World Conference on Human Unity held in Kirpal Sagar.

Due to the prevailing poverty, many elderly people in India, although they are loved by their families, do not have a pleasant life. The elderly people with their life experience will be able to give their advice and help each other. They have also learned certain professions. If they are able to guide others, they can be of invaluable help for unskilled people working on the project.

It will be possible for them to deal with the meaning of human life, and even in old age they will be able to understand what they have not yet understood. In this way, their lives can come to a peaceful and gentle end.

Those who want to serve selflessly have the opportunity to do so here. You can choose from the various activities of the project to find a job that suits you. In this way, they can find fulfilment in the service to their fellow man and can live in a carefree manner, in an atmosphere that is entirely focused on their physical and spiritual well-being.

New world


 

New rays of sunlight
Hope along the horizon
The morning is spreading
A change in the heart

Calls of seagulls
Announce the new day
Colour of unity
Golden beams of love

Old animosities vanish
In smiling open hearts
Turn into understanding
Handshaking sighs

Fights of differences
Learn to unite
Overcome old wounds
Space for a new world

A world of caring and sharing
With humans living peacefully
Together hand in hand
Under one roof:

One world
One universe
One Love
One God for all

DidiArtist, 07.03.2013

 

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes


Life, a living sculptor
Engraves seconds in the heart
Nothing lost
Sometimes scars remain
Mirror a rainbow
Of beautiful hours
Past life
Lost in presence
Like sand running
Through fingers
Leaving hands empty

Looking back
For happiness
That once was alive, vibrating
While time marches on
Modulating the image
We cannot decipher yet
Our own image
With wind, sunshine and rain
Smoothing, polishing it

But when life has chiselled
The inner stone
As art of life
It turns into something beautiful:
A living diamond
Pulsating in the heart
In the light of love
Spreading sent of humanity
Radiating greatness
Rising like a phoenix
From the ashes
As a treasure of life
Born from hardship
A new-born human being…

DidiArtist, 25.06.2018

Satsang, one of the three pillars of spirituality (part 4)


 

 

 

(Full text can be read here):
http://www.kirpalsingh-teachings.org/index.php/en/talks/third-world-tour/480-satsang-one-of-the-three-pillars-of-spirituality28.html
 

By Sant Kirpal Singh, in Oakton, Virginia, USA, 29 September, 1972

 
 
Now … that is why they are just under delusion and always receiving impressions from outside. The man whose fate is like that, how can he escape from receiving impressions from outside, through the outgoing faculties? Whoever is in that state of affairs, naturally he is affected by outside life – all these impressions from outside. He has already become unclean or black-sooted, you see. In a house where there is black soot all around him, naturally he will have that very black colour. Those who do not yearn for God – why is it so? Because, on account of that, first, they are under a grand delusion; and moreover, from day-to-day, they are gathering impressions from outside. They are already black, and more black is being added. So they cannot even recognize the Masters, too, as I told you before. But those whose inner eye is opened see God working in all creation. We are waylaid by the outer changes of the world, as I told you yesterday. And all at once somebody passes away: “What is all that?” Such people (whose single eye is open) see this changing panorama – the body is also changing and we have to leave this body some day – but they are not affected. They are in the world: their boat is in the water, but water is not in the boat. (Do you see) the reason why? The boat has so many holes in it; if they are all closed, then the water won’t enter the boat, and the man sitting in the boat won’t be drowned. If there are holes, then the water will enter, and the boat will sink; and along with that, the man also sinks.

This man-body is the boat given to us to cross over the ocean of life. If there are other outlets from outside, which are our outgoing faculties, through which all impressions can come within us. As I told you the other day, about eighty percent of the impressions are received through the eyes. Fourteen percent from the ears, and the other from other senses. So, naturally, every day, from day-to-day, from hour-to-hour, he (the average person) is just under delusion, more delusion, and (still) more delusion. But those who rise above these outgoing faculties, with the grace of God or with the grace of the God-in-man, don’t receive impressions from outside. They use these outgoing faculties at their will and pleasure, whereas the average man is being dragged away by these outgoing faculties. Outward enjoyments drag the outgoing faculties, and the outgoing faculties drag the mind. Mind is dragging our soul. The Masters, when they come, give the right way out: they give you a first-hand demonstration of how to rise above body-consciousness and all of your outgoing faculties. When you have a permanent seat here (behind the physical eyes), then outward impressions do not affect you: there are no holes in the boat to drown you. The boat may fill with the water of impressions from outside. So the Masters are in the world – they appear to be in the world – but they are not of it. This is what you get from the society, from the Satsang, from the company of the Saints. This is what they give you. They also give you higher contact with the nectar, the water of life, by raising you above these outgoing faculties at the back of the (physical) eyes. That (contact with the water of life within) has more taste; and when mind gets more taste within, all of the other enjoyments leave; he is not affected by the outer enjoy­ments. This is the blessing that you have at the feet of the Master, from the Satsang.

Satsang does not mean your bodies are sitting by Him and your minds are wandering outside. I give you an example of two friends. They were going out, and one had a strong mind to attend church. The other friend said, “I want to go to the play-ground.” Each had his own way. One went to the church; the other went to the play-ground. Now, the man sitting in the church was thinking, “My friend must be kicking the football.” His body was there, but his mind was elsewhere. The man in the play-ground was thinking, “He must be saying his prayers now.” So who is the better of the two? To sit by the Master just like that does not give you an effect. You don’t even receive the radiation because you are not receptive. So, Master defines how to attend a Satsang.

Soamiji says, “Hold a Satsang, attend some Satsang meeting.” How? “When you go there, forget the world outside. When you sit there, forget all environment – who is sitting by you. When you sit there, you forget your body, too. Your whole attention should be absorbed! Eyes are the windows of the soul!” Masters define how to attend a Satsang! Instead, when attending so many Satsangs, why do we not derive full benefit? Because our bodies are there, of course, but we are not there: our attention is outside – in the play-ground. So, Soamiji says the right way to attend the Satsang is just like that (with full, absorbed attention). To be at a Satsang (physically) is not sufficient; your mind may be wandering outside, while your body is there. Another man sits there – whole-hearted, with whole attention: “The eyes are the windows of the soul” – (and absorbs) by radiation. If you are receptive, you will be affected (by radiation). So, Soamiji says, this is how we can derive full benefit from the company of the Satsang.