“Man! Know Thyself” – by Sant Kirpal Singh – Part 6


Dear friends,

This is the sixth smaller part of the very important subject: “Man know thyself!” – by Sant Kirpal Singh
which can be read also here:

Click to access Man_know_thyself_ENGL.pdf

Peace and harmony in your heart
Didi

 

 

Spirituality

Perhaps it will not be out of place to explain here the meaning of the term “spirituality,” which is often confused with blind faith in sacred books, a display of miracles, psychic phenomena, or yogic powers. Spirituality is an inner experience and its alphabet begins where all philosophy and yoga practices end. It is the experience of the soul. When one says, “I am the body,” it is a feeling based on the intellect and is defined as ignorance. When he says, “I am not the body, I am an awakened soul,” it is learnt knowledge or theory only; but when he gets an actual experience of the soul by self-analysis and contacts the Overself, it is called spirituality. The first practical lesson commences when there is a complete withdrawal from the physical body through the kindness of a practical Master. No one can withdraw and separate himself from the physical body unaided. If anyone claims otherwise and thinks that he can, he but deceives himself. All attempts without the assistance of a Master, who alone is qualified to impart this experience, will end in failure. Masters come to distribute this treasure of spiritual blessings to seekers after truth.

Spirituality cannot be bought or taught, but it can be caught by contact with spiritual people. Moreover, nature’s gifts such as air, water, light, etc., are free. Spirituality is also nature’s gift and is also given free by the Masters. Likewise, spirituality cannot be acquired from books, which is a fact all sacred scriptures uphold. Books are a valuable record of the inner experiences of others in spirituality. They fill up gaps in history and contain messages from past Masters, which help us to verify the facts revealed by a living Master, thus confirming our faith in the science. Man is confused by the various translations, interpretations and expositions, each different from the other, which instead of relieving his mind, tend rather to bewilder and confuse him. His egoism too has created hundreds of religious circles, whose aim is aloofness and narrow orthodoxy instead of love, and insularity instead of integration. Torn between conflicting emotions, men develop hatred and think of war.

For an understanding of the science of the Masters, we attend Satsang, where the majority of our doubts are cleared. Direct answers from the Master will help to remove any remaining doubts. All questions receive the same calm consideration and no arguments are offered. Rich or poor, high or low, all receive equal attention in the same manner as a doctor should attend to the sick. A true Master views a man’s rights and wrongs as clearly as one sees the contents of a glass jar, but He reveals nothing. Sitting before Him, even those who do not understand His language are benefited, just as one in a perfumer’s shop enjoys the smell of sweet scents. The Master showers blessings through His looks, which the eager ones catch. His eyes are a wonderful spray of love.

On a larger as well as on a smaller scale


Nations fight nations
Towns in rivalry
Hate arises
Violence at the horizon

Villages set boundaries
Sports atrophied into enemies
Exciting the minds
Polluting hearts

Families fight families
Blood-filled hatred
Tear the right
Trample on respect, human values

Bothers and sister
Clashing minds
Radiate their ego:
Envy and competion

Where lies this evil?
In our own mind
Root of good and evil
Changing in the wind

Time to get down
To the root of our troubles
Time to understand
Who we really are…

Man know thyself…

DidiArtist, 27.01.2018

Marble cake – thanks to Anshu


Dear blogging friends,

Anshu has made a very nice egg-less marble cake and as I am a lacto-vegetarian I wanted to try her easy recipe too. I think I managed quite well.

Here is Anshus recipe:

https://easycooking247blog.wordpress.com/2017/08/03/eggless-marble-loaf-cake/comment-page-1/#comment-882

Thank you so much, dear Anshu – great recipe!

And voilà here is my cake:

A happy time to all of you!
Didi

Touched by Eternity


 

 

In deep silence
Space opens up
Feels like a dream
It pulls me out of my body
And I understand:
I am not the body

In deep silence
My spirit leaves this world
Moves upwards
Into a new world
Where God composes life
Let me live as a music note

In deep silence
Awakened from a dream
In a new dimension
Where eternity is my home
Love hugs me
Touched by light and bliss

In deep silence
Gently kidnapped
Into divine music
I present to you
My God, my heart
Give back what is Yours

Rise in divine light and sound…

DidiArtist, 01.06.2019

 
 

Body, mind, and soul – by Sant Kirpal Singh


 
 

 
Man consists of three parts: the body, the mind, and the soul. In spirituality, mind is defined not only as emotions and feelings but also consists of intellect, the self-assertive ego, our imaginations, and wishes, as well as the stored karmic impressions of this life and all previous lives.

The whole world is in the grip and mercy of the mind. Mind is made of matter, it takes the energy from the soul and has acquired astral form in the body and works with four different phases:

It absorbs the attention (the attention is the outer expression of the soul, the soul is working outside through the attention) The result of the attention i.e. its activities. It differentiates through the intellect and affects the intellect in its own way, draws inferences out of differentiation
The mind keeps the man busy through reading, writing, feeling, emotion, drawing inferences on its own way. It also creates desires and identifies itself through the senses and sense organs. Temporarily it has made the soul blind and the soul does not discriminate since the procedure, the mind has developed, is very tedious and uneven.

Sant Kirpal Singh