Background information about Unity of Man


 
 
Dear friends,

This is really a great video, not only technically, but also referring to its content.
Be welcome to watch this video and let it sink into your heart.
For you all a happy time.
Didi

 

Unity of Man – Sant Kirpal Singh

The intention of the movement Unity of Man is to inspire man by the ideal set by Sant Kirpal Singh: Be good – Do good – Be one.

It invites all to unite in order to find out about the spiritual base of human nature and to promote a spirit of oneness.

The name Unity of Man carries the core message of Sant Kirpal Singh:
This human birth is our chance to realize the great truth of the oneness of life vibrating in the universe – Unity already exists, we only have forgotten it.

Respect for the whole creation and love and tolerance for each human being regardless of colour, creed, or nationality are the practical shapes of this ideal.

There is one hope for the world, and this hope lies in the spiritual link from man to man and nation to nation. This genuine hope will bring us together.

The problems of the world are not of political, but of spiritual nature, so we have to find the solution on the spiritual level, on the level of consciousness. The change will begin from man’s heart.
Harbhajan Singh

About Kirpal Sagar:
https://www.kirpal-sagar.org/en/
Kirpal Sagar is a place for man-making and man-service and fulfils all conditions in developing man into a real man. Sant Kirpal Singh’s motto, Be Good – Do Good – Be One, is practised here.

Teachings of Sant Kirpal Singh:
https://www.kirpalsingh-teachings.org/index.php/en
This website contains basic information about the universal teaching of Sant Kirpal Singh. It presents a collection of Sant Kirpal Singh’s precious books, lectures, and heart-to-heart talks and a selection of videos and pictures documenting the life and work of Sant Kirpal Singh.

 
 
 

The science of the soul – (Part 2)


 

 

 

Dr. Harbhajan Singh, Sant Kirpal Singh, Biji Surinder Kaur

 

The science of the soul – (Part 2)

The whole text can be read here:

http://spirituality.unity-of-man.org/en/spirituality/god-spirit-and-soul/357-the-science-of-the-soul.html

The Masters, as the true worshippers of life, adore only what is the highest life-principle at the back of all creation – visible and invisible. The Masters do not demand of us to leave our religions which, after all, are the various schools of thought and serve as a training ground for striving after the higher and true aspect of religion, but establish reunion of the soul with the oversoul. Verily, where the world philosophies end, there the religion in its vital aspect starts. We may not get startled at this statement. The various religious orders are like the badges which students wear as distinctive hallmarks indicative of the various institutions or the university to which they belong. Take, for instance, the case of India with a plenitude of perennial river-systems. Here it is considered necessary that one must engage in meditation after a complete bath. Again, take Arabia, a desert-land with an acute dearth of water. There the people worship with just a “wazu” – a simple washing of hands, feet, and face. And in places where no water is available, the people are content with “taummum”– cleaning the hands with desert sand. If you were to think deeply, the basic reason for all these forms of purification is that one should do meditation with an alert mind with no signs of laziness or slothfulness.

Similarly, take the case of congregational prayers in religious places. In temples, mosques, and gurdwaras, it is considered virtuous for devotees to enter the precincts with their heads covered and feet bare, while Christians generally go to their churches with heads bare and shoes on. This is all due to the climatic differences in the East and the West, the object in each case being to observe proper decorum and maintain reverence and sanctity of the house of God. The Masters, therefore, find no fault with the religious orders as such with their traditional social background. But they offer us a higher way up – a way into the Beyond – which is purely a practical subject, wholly uncovered by the so-called religious and social make-up designed solely with the purpose of preliminary training as may help in self-realization and God-realization.

 


Kirpal Sagar

 

There are two types of knowledge – one is exoteric (aparavidya), and the other is esoteric (paravidya). While the former consists in the studying of scriptures, going on pilgrimages, observing fasts and vigils, and performing austerities and the like, all of which, of course, are done on the plane of senses, the latter is a practical way up into spiritual regions. The Masters, on the other hand, always lay stress on rising above body-consciousness, undertaking the spiritual journey into the regions beyond the senses. One may continue to observe and perform religious practices throughout one’s lifetime. These would enable one to get into religiosity, but not into religion in its true aspect that comes by awakening the inner impulse for divine grace bubbling over with life.

A close study of man reveals that he is just a bundle of habits and leads a life of routine make-belief. He has no time to ponder seriously over the problem of problems of his existence and of the soul-entity in him. All his life he runs after shadowy things of no consequence and seeks to find happiness in material things. Just as a musk-deer, not knowing that the perfume is emanating from within him, he runs wild in the ever shadowy mirage until he is completely exhausted. Whatever pleasures man derives are purely sense pleasures and not happiness that comes from serenity within. Even the so-called pleasures are the result of our own concentrated rays of attention falling upon the sense-objects which per se are just like a lean bone with no meat on it.

We are living in a world of constantly changing panorama. Whatever we see, we get attached to it and lend it a momentary charm. We feel the pinch of detachment and disappointment the moment either the scene changes or we are forced to quit the pleasures that we must, sooner or later. The Masters, therefore, lay stress on something of unique and permanent interest in the midst of change. They do not ask of us to leave the world and degenerate into a helpless recluse, but offer us a simple yet practical way to attain the real and eternal happiness right here and now. Mind as we know, like parasitic creatures, has no roots of its own. It derives its sustenance from the soul, and yet keeps its tentacles firmly fixed on our attention, the outward expression of the soul currents within. It is only in the serene moments of complete relaxation that one experiences the harmony of the higher order and unrivalled character when the mind turns back upon itself instead of staying out.

So, I was discussing the spiritual aspect of human life – the most important and mostly ignored. We assemble here from time to time for discussing the science of soul. Usually some composition of a Master-saint is taken as the basis for understanding the higher truths of life, which they have left behind for our guidance. Today we take up a hymn from Guru Nanak, the first Sikh Guru.

The rich waters of life, to partake which you have come into the world, is Amrit; and this may be taken from the living Master.

 

…to be continued.

 

 

 

Sant Kirpal Singh 5 / Religion of Love


My dear blogging friends,

Today I would like to share with you another video about Sant Kirpal Singh.

Wishing you all a good time.
Didi

More information:
 
https://www.unity-of-man.org/en/spirituality/
 
https://www.kirpalsingh-teachings.org/index.php/en
 
 

Right understanding 9 – by Sant Kirpal Singh


 
 

 
 

Manav Kendra – Kirpal Sagar – Sant Kirpal Singh


 

Dear friends,

More about the History of Sant Kirpal Singh, Manav Kendra and Kirpal Sagar

 


 

Have a relaxing time, dear friends and thanks for stopping by 🙂
Didi
 
 

Satsang (meaning) – by Sant Kirpal Singh and Dr. Harbhajan Singh


 

 

Satsang

‘Come like all-flooding rain, come in me and stop

the thought of separation with one drop of this shower!

Without You, the Lord of this creation, I am dry in this world.

When Your clouds come and shower with rain, everything gets green.

With His grace make this shower come so that he who is touched by it

will become fresh and green through it.’

Whenever Satsang is held, there, one can get this water.

 

Satsang – a spiritual school

It is a school where you are not only taught but are given a demonstration of the God within you. If you want to become educated in a particular subject, you have to go to a school or college where that subject is taught. If you want to learn about your physical body, how it is retarded and how it can be renewed, you have to go to a school where the subject of how to have sound health is taught. If you want to engineer, you will have to go to a school where there is some engineer to teach you. So Satsang is a school where “how to meet God” is taught. Satsang is a school where somebody is sitting who knows God, who sees God, and who is competent to give others some demonstration of the God within them, some capital to start with. The word “Satsang” means actually uniting the soul with the all-pervading, all existing God.

“Sat” means “eternal” – which never falls away in dissolution or grand dissolution. That is God himself. God does not die. And “Sang” means “to come in contact with it”. Who has to come in contact with that God-into-expression-power (Naam)? That is our soul.

 

Two kinds of Satsang

The first Satsang you get inside – first class. Another Satsang is coming in contact with suchlike people who have got the first-hand contact with God. What do you want? That’s the point. Do you want God? Or do you want worldly things? This is to be decided. If you have got the true desire, yearning, to know God, then God will make arrangements to bring you in contact somewhere where He is manifest, where He is the mouthpiece of God, and He will enable you to contact God who is within your own self already.

 

The purpose of coming to Satsang

So your purpose of coming to Satsang is to imbibe the love of God, to sit in His sweet remembrance, to unite with Him. All things, past, and future, all irrelevant matters can be dealt within your own place of residence. Come, but come with the very best of intentions. Bring the remembrance of the Lord with you, and take it with you when you leave.

Sant Kirpal Singh

 

“Where more than two sit in my name – there I am”

Christ also said, “where more than two sit in my name – there I am.” Master says that it is beyond praise when people sit in His sweet remembrance. You cannot praise enough a place, where people sit in His name, where they decide about their future, where people decide about their work: to live for others, to forget their old problems, and surrender them to the Master-power. You are given back a heritage here, that had been lost. You regain it. By coming to the Satsang you get everything, provided you detach consciously from the world. You get a boost, a conscious boost in life, that will help you to develop in the worldly way as well as in the spiritual way.

Dr. Harbhajan Singh

 

For information where and when Satsangs can be visited feel free to contact:

mail@unity-of-man.org

 

 

 

 

Library of Kirpal Sagar


Dear friends,

Here some more information about the library of Kirpal Sagar.

I send my greetings from my heart to all of you
Didi

 

 

Library

A person who lives in the world must know who he is, what he needs, where he can get it from, how he can get it and who will give it to him. Reading and analyzing all the Holy Scriptures, one learns something about the higher values of life, that is the meaning of the library.

Dr. Harbhajan Singh

In the library, especially the Holy Scriptures of the religions will be available, as well as biographies of great personalities and philosophical writings. Here you will find exhibitions focusing on spirituality.

Today we are confronted with a multitude of scriptures that have been written in different times and in different languages.

Already in the Upanishades it is said that there is only one truth, although it is described in different ways by the saints and wise men. Ultimately, recognizing it is a matter of inner experience and not of understanding on a purely intellectual level. The writings give valuable clues to this original inner aspect, which is common to all religions, just as we find many similarities in the ethical guidelines.

The external aspect of religion encompasses the doctrines of faith and the external forms of worship, which can be very different. If the inner core falls into oblivion, they gain too much weight. In this lies the danger that through narrow-mindedness and dogmatism religion becomes a bondage for mankind and can even become the cause of war and conflict. The library aims to encourage comparative study of religions and promote an unbiased viewpoint.

One of the exhibitions illustrates the basic unity of all religions through various texts and graphic representations.

 


 

 

 

KIRPAL SAGAR (Ocean of Grace)


 
 

Kirpal Sagar, all religions peacefully under one roof

 

 
 

 
 
 

The science of the soul (part 1)


 

Spirit or soul

What is soul?

The soul is a ray of His (God’s) thought. Soul is a ray of His wish. The soul felt its identity when it was separated from the ocean – the ocean of consciousness, and for that it had to assume different forms. It bears the physical, astral and causal body and is living in the material world, in the material nature.

Who knows, “I am the soul”?

This awakening and right understanding came out of its own self, from the soul, and it could know that it has to go somewhere, but it is tied in the body with mind and matter and cannot get out of it. However, the link is there. No one can separate the link from the origin.

The thought of that power awakens the soul.

You know, as the clouds burst in the skies and it rains on the earth, so does it happen with the soul. When the thought of that power, which is within vibrates, it awakens the soul in the body. The soul is not satisfied in this human body. The greatest help we can give is the help to the soul. It is the greatest selfless service, the service to our own self.

The Masterpower reminds us, “You are the spirit, you are the soul.” Man is the first creation of His thought. Everything else came afterwards.

The ocean lives in the fish

It is our ignorance that we think the fish lives in the ocean. That power is innate in the soul and due to Him we know that we are of the same essence as that of God. So the ocean lives in the fish and not the fish in the ocean. If we know that, we are nearer to the goal.

 

 

Dr. Harbhajan Singh

 

 

The science of the soul – (Part 1)

With due deference to the scientific progress, man has ignored the most vital part of his life – the active life-principle in him, the soul, the very essence of life, or spark from the all-consciousness, an unseen and invisible power at the back of all creation. The Masters of the mystic science have been deeply engaged with the development of this mysterious power called life, and the results of their experiments are recorded in the form of various scriptures of the world. This sacred literature, in spite of the apparent diversities, reveals a marvelous uniformity at the core – a basic unity testifying oneness of the source – the immutable radiance of the divinity.

The Master-souls have come time and time again to grace this earth for humanity’s spiritual enlightenment. They have left behind for our guidance the precious records of what they experienced within.

Ever since the first flicker of life on earth, man has been mightily engaged in search of happiness. He has made tremendous progress in all walks of life. Take, for example, physical research. Many wonderful sciences have come to light: The Unani system of medicine, Ayurvedic system of cure, Allopathy, Homeopathy, Naturopathy, and the like. All of them aim at the smooth working of the physical body. Surgery has progressed to an extent unknown before – the finest organ of the human body can now be replaced or transplanted from one to another. Similarly, man has taken long strides in the field of intellect. Man has not only conquered the forces of nature but has pressed them into his service. You can hear and see a person from thousands of miles afar with the aid of a wireless set and a television. Man is now trying to probe into the mysteries of space and establish interplanetary relations. All these are the miracles of the scientific mind.

With due deference to the scientific progress, man has ignored the most vital part of his life – the active life-principle in him, the soul, the very essence of life, or spark from the all-consciousness, an unseen and invisible power at the back of all creation. The Masters of the mystic science have been deeply engaged with the development of this mysterious power called life, and the results of their experiments are recorded in the form of various scriptures of the world. This sacred literature, in spite of the apparent diversities, reveals a marvelous uniformity at the core – a basic unity testifying oneness of the source – the immutable radiance of the divinity. It is due to the lack of practical persons well versed in Paravidya, or the science of the beyond, that we are offered shadowy rites and rituals, symbolic of the great truth bubbling with life. So many faiths and isms fail to offer us a perfect solution of the problem of life. The maximum that priest craft can offer is a certain belief in the goodness to come in the distant future. Thus, most of the people devoted to the so-called spiritual enlightenment remain in their water-tight compartments, make-belief of religious affiliations, following a code of set principles with the hope that all this will ultimately lead to liberation.

All the established religious orders have their origin in some Master in the past, who in his own good time guided the people to a higher purpose of life – the spiritual perfection. Every flow is followed by an ebb in the affairs of man. To err is human and people generally relax into ignorance with the passage of time. The merciful providence, however, in the fullness of time, provides the world with the means of regeneration. Another prophet, a new messiah, comes on the scene to fan into flames the dying embers and tries to knit all his children into silken bonds of world fellowship.

What is God, and how can we know Him? (last part 6) – by Sant Kirpal Singh


 

My dear friends

Continuing talk by Sant Kirpal Singh: “What is God, and how we can know Him”

 

Have a good time in reading and digesting

All good wishes
Didi

 

 

What is God, and how can we know Him? (last part 6)

 

Whenever Masters came, they never touched the outer forms, but simply said: Remain where you are. By changing your outer forms, rituals, this and that, you will not be able to have a first-hand experience of God. Those are only helping factors on the way, paving the road to spirituality. Make the best use of them.

Real religion starts where world philosophies end. All these outer forms of the social religions are limited only to the man’s material existence. The Kingdom of God, if you know yourself and know God, will open of itself when you rise above body-consciousness. There the alphabet of the teachings of the Masters begins. The true religion starts from there. That is transcendental. That is above the organs of sense. When you come above, you will rise above the senses. It requires practical self-analysis, to know yourself, and to know God.

This is the goal before us. The subjective side of all religions is the same. On the objective side, you will find some slight differences in non-essentials, but you will find their purpose is the same.

The question remains the same for all humanity – to know our Self and to know God. We have said so much about the outer things, the outer holy places of worship. God made man after His own image, and man made all these holy places of worship after the image of man. Churches are either nose-shaped or dome-shaped. And so are temples of other religions. In mosques, we find places of worship in the form of semi-circular arches whose shape resembles the human forehead.

The true temple of God is the man’s body and that you have. We just have to tap inside. When you transcend the body, there the ABC of true religion starts. That is the one destiny for all humanity. It has never been different.

The Masters, whenever they came, taught two things: ethical life of clean and chaste living with love for all men and all creation. Be chaste; don’t think evil of others even in thought, word or deed. Be truthful and love all humanity – hatred for none and selfless service for all. This is the first part which they take up for all mankind, irrespective of whether they belong to one religion or another.

No religion commends hatred for anybody. The question was put to Christ: “How should we behave with others?” He inquired: “What did Moses say to you?” He was told: “A tooth for a tooth and a nail for a nail.” He said: “That was only because of your hard-heartedness.” They asked: “What do you say, Rabbi?” Christ answered: “Moses also said, love thy neighbor as thyself.” They further asked him: “What about those who are our enemies?” And what did he say? He said: “Love thine enemies.”

Now, we all are embodied souls. The lover of God has love for all souls. The soul is a conscious entity of the same essence as of God. In fact, we form a true brotherhood. We are one with God, one ill God, and those who are lovers of God, naturally will have love for all humanity. Outward things will not matter. When you know yourself and know God, you come in contact with God, and then you will find Him immanent in every form, and naturally, you will have love for all. That is the permanent rock, I would say, on which humanity should stand, never to fall. The outer self sometimes gives way and we fall into the error that we preach against. There have been two great wars so far. Fought by whom? By those who were in name the followers of the same Savior and followed the same religion. Then, it comes to this, that they were not living up to what the scriptures of the Masters say. They simply say: “I profess this religion or that.”

If we but live up to what the scriptures say, irrespective of country or religion, we will get ready to see God. After all, man is man. All religions are comprised of men, and men are the same everywhere. This is just like being students in any school or college. Why do you study? For the sake of gaining knowledge. You may join this college or that, that makes no difference. When you get your degree, you are seldom asked from which college you got your degree. They call you a graduate.

Similarly, all the social religions were made to turn out perfect men believing in the oneness of God. The word university simply means having one purpose in view. And the purpose to have in view is to understand man: who he is, what he is, and what is his relation to God. But this goal has been lost sight of. The means have become the end, and outer knowledge, instead of leading us to inner knowledge, is being studied for its own sake.

The preaching done by paid men in all religions has made matters worse. Otherwise, the men of realization say: “The true temple, if any, is man’s body itself.” All the scriptures bear this out. All is holy where devotion kneels. Wherever you have devotion, sit down in sweet remembrance of the Lord and say your prayers.

My Master used to emphasize the need for a common ground where seekers of Truth, irrespective of their faiths, could gather together. There should be no social forms or rituals, there should be no temples or anything of the sort. Let them remain in their own social religions. The purpose of a man’s life and the ultimate goal of social religions is to know oneself and to know God. How to analyze yourself from the body, open your inner eye, and enter the Kingdom of God. Those subjects should be dealt with there.

In India, we have an Ashram in Delhi, and we have no temple there. People come to me and ask: “Well, what particular temple have you raised?” I always tell them: “Man’s body is the true temple of God. I have love for all temples of the social religions, but here I have none.” And for the other temple, the whole world is the temple of God, the earth below and the sky overhead. We have a grassy ground over there where we can accommodate 25 to 30 thousand people. Of course, we have a long shed to give us protection from rain or sun, if necessary. We have all the scriptures over there, for the reason that they speak of the same valuable experiences which the Masters had in their lives.

Men come there. They are seeking Truth. To follow certain outward observances is not the be-all or the end-all. They are only the means to an end. Make the best use of them.

But until you rise above body-consciousness and know yourself and know God, there is no liberation, no return to the True Home of the Father.

These are the elementary steps we take. That is all right. But take a step further from where you are. Rise above the body consciousness, open the inner eye and see the Light of God within and enter the Kingdom of God, reach your True Home, the home of your Father. This is the ultimate goal of all religions.

But there are wrong ways of preaching, I would tell you. Instead of uniting man to man, they are separating man from man; since the ministers themselves have no first-hand experience of that Reality, they must tell their people that man is man and God is God.

All men are equal for God, and the same God is worshipped by us all. Naturally, we have love for one another. But we find that social religion is like a golden watch, studded with gems and jewels, which does not give us any time whatsoever. We have our social religions. Each social religion has the work before it to turn out perfect men: Be ye perfect even as thy Father which is in heaven is perfect. But instead of turning out perfect men, they are simply strengthening their own folds. Naturally, when you say this fold is higher than the other, there is a clash between class and class, and we sec no true progress.

My point is, we have one God, the same God. Each religion does not have its own God. The same God is worshipped by all of us. Let us embrace each other and sit in amity, love, and accord, to sing praise of the Lord as one family. Since we are lovers of God, we have to love all Godmen, Masters who came in the past or who may come in the future. Our respect goes out to all of them. We have love for all the scriptures because they speak of the same God and record the experiences that the Masters had with themselves and with God. And we have love for all holy places of worship because they are meant for singing praises of the Lord.

So all mankind is one, and we are worshippers of the same God. We have different forms, outer forms, we belong to different religions outwardly, but our Beloved is the same. If we only keep that in view before us, we will be at peace, we will have peace on earth and goodwill among men. There will be no danger of war or anything of that sort.

Today’s subject was “God and Man.” I have put it before you briefly. Next we will see that ultimately we have to know God. But until we know ourselves, how can we know God?

It is the soul that has to have experience of God, because God is All Consciousness, and our souls are also conscious entities. It is the soul that has to experience God, and for that purpose, we will have to know the inner man, who we are, what we are. “Know thyself” has been the motto set forth by all sages. They never said, “Know others.” First, if you know yourself, only then will you be able to know the Overself.

That will be the next subject and along with it, we will compare the higher values of life – physical, intellectual, and spiritual. Next, we will take up the Kingdom of God: where it is, how we can reach that Kingdom, and how to open the inner eye to see. The sages say that God is Light. How can we see God, see the Light of God? That will be the subject of our third talk. After that, we will determine which is the most natural way for having that experience: what other Godmen said, how the scriptures speak of the Godmen, that will be the subject of our last talk.

 

 

 

The purpose of human life


A talk given by Sant Kirpal Singh at Sawan Ashram, New Delhi, India

The purpose of human life

Man is in search of happiness but has no peace of mind. Even if he succeeds in achieving his objectives, he remains dissatisfied. His search for peace and happiness, therefore, never ends. Saint Augustine says that God gave us the senses for using them properly, but we misuse them by indulging in sensual pleasures; whereas the bliss for which we should have striven remains enshrined in scriptures only.

Man is an ensouled entity gifted with body, mind, and intellect. He takes good care of his body for the sake of his domestic, social, and political well-being. Intellectually, he has made strident advances. He has successfully explored the earth, oceans, and space and has made atomic bombs. A single atom bomb can destroy millions. Strangely enough, with all his achievements he remains ignorant about the prime source of energy from which his body and mind derive their strength – soul – his true self. He has so much identified himself with the body that he is unable to distinguish his soul from the body.

Soul is a conscious entity. Just as any essence has its basic source, soul too has an ultimate source – the Oversoul – a vast ocean of All-Consciousness. The entire universe is His manifestation. The soul is identified with the material body by constant association with the senses. Man does not know that he can have true happiness only when he is able to disfranchise the self in him from the outer vestures. He is so much entangled with the mind and body that he ever remains unhappy and restless. Soul being conscious and body being material, these cannot coexist amiably.
We pretend to be religious by reading the scriptures without knowing their true import and by offering ceremonial prayers at the places of worship. All that we worship is physical health and worldly riches. We aspire for material well-being and not for God-realization. It is said that once Majnu, a legendary lover, was told that God wished to see him. Majnu replied if that was so, God must come in the form of Lila, his beloved. Most of us offer our prayers to God only because we want to fulfil our worldly ambitions. We seek God‘s blessings to become physical and intellectual giants. Thus, to us, God is only a means to worldly ends. Consequently, we get only that we crave for; i.e., the material world and not God.

To know God we must first know ourselves. From time immemorial many have tried to define God philosophically. But He remains undefined as ever. God cannot be realized by the body or intellect or senses. He can only be experienced by the soul. Unless we know ourselves, the question of knowing God does not arise. Thus, the first step in this direction is self-knowledge which precedes God-knowledge. „Know thyself “ has been the call of Saints and sages. Guru Nanak was once asked by a Muslim holy man to define His faith. The Guru replied that He neither claimed to be a Hindu nor a Muslim in the ordinary sense. He explained that His body was Composed of five elements – ether, earth, fire, water, and air – and the God Power was pulsating in Him.
Hazur (Baba Sawan Singh Ji)was once asked as to which religion He belonged. He replied: ‚If God is Hindu, I am a Hindu; if He is Sikh, I am a Sikh; if He is Muslim, I am a Muslim; if He is a Christian, then I am a Christian.“
All religions are man-made. God has not put a stamp of religion on anyone. To know the Controlling Power of the universe, it is inevitable and essential to „know thyself,“ as Christ has put it. Guru Nanak has also said: „Until and unless one analyses one‘s self, it is not possible to shed delusion and realize the Reality.“ Unless your Third Eye is opened, you cannot realize God.

How various Saints have solved the mystery of life is the subject for today. The fact is that Truth is one, but the ways of expression may be different. Our ideal is Truth. Let us see what Swami Ji has to say on the subject: „Link your soul with Naam.“ We are advised to connect our soul with the Word. It implies that our attention is presently linked with something other than the Word. What is meant by attention? It is consciousness, a state of awakening or awareness. We may call it attention, spirit, or soul. It is this life current emanating from our self (soul) which acts as a driving force within us. Swami Ji asks us to link this current with the Word. Now, where is the source of these currents? It is at the seat of the soul between the two eyebrows. What happens at the time of death? Life withdraws from the feet and rises to the back of the eyes. The power which is concentrated behind the eyes is our real self. After that power is withdrawn, the body is of no significance. This is the most important and mostly ignored subject. In order to probe further into this subject, one has to realize that soul is an entity distinct from the body. We have to learn and practice to withdraw the soul currents from lower centres of the body to the eye focus. This process is similar to the one undergone by the soul at the time of one‘s physical death. We have to rise above body-consciousness. The theoretical knowledge of this process is not enough. The practice is far more important. An ounce of practice is more than tons of theory.
So we have to link our soul with the Word. Let us now consider what the Word (Naam) signifies. The Word has two aspects. One is an epithet and the other is that ultimate Power to which the epithet refers. For example, water itself is one thing, but it is referred to by many names; e.g., water, aqua, H20, etc. Similarly, Truth is one; but sages have described it in various ways. Guru Nanak says: „I want to sacrifice myself on all Thy Names, 0 Lord.“ Guru Gobind Singh (the tenth Sikh Guru) compiled hundreds of Names of God in His work „Jaap Sahib.“ These Names are in addition to those already mentioned in the various scriptures. Despite hundreds of Names, God is one. Similarly, there are many religions; but their goal is one.
We have to understand the God Power with the help of spoken Names. This is our first step. Though the name is not different from the Named, yet it seems so until the Named is actually contacted. A person tastes a mango and declares that it is sweet. But one who has neither seen a mango nor tasted sugar, cannot know how sweet it is. Thus, to realize God is of utmost importance. We have to make a beginning with spoken Names. It is unfortunate that people quarrel over the different Names of God as given by the founders of the various religions. All the Names refer to the supreme Lord; and, as such, They all deserve our respect. The real thing is the Power-of-God to which these Names refer. That Power is eternal Truth. It is One, will ever remain One, and is called Naam or the Word.
The Word is the source of the entire creation and can be experienced only with the help of a Satguru (true Master). Guru Nanak has explained this point lucidly in the Jap Ji: „Whatever has come into being is the creation of the Word.“ The Word is the Power that exists in the minutest speck in the universe. That is the Divine Link that connects the body with the soul. When this Link breaks, it brings about physical death. It is the same Link which sustains the universe and higher spiritual planes. When this Divine Link is withdrawn, there is total dissolution.

Now, the question arises, if we are connected with the Divine Link, which is the point in the body at which the two meet? Guru Nanak tells us that the Word can be contacted after one transcends the six chakras (ganglionic centres) and has reached the Agyay chakra (behind and between the two eyebrows). The Divine link can be established only there and not anywhere else in the body. Rishi Patanjali as also other past Saints have explained this process. When one reaches the Agyay chakra after rising above the six lower chakras, one is connected with the celestial Sound Current, the Anhat sound, and merges into Sahasrar, the first spiritual plane. The Anhat sound is the Divine Link; it is the Word, or the Divine Power, which is manifested in every human being. This is the primary source of all existence. Naam (the Word), says Gurbani, is invisible, unfathomable, limitless, and sweet beyond description. It has an everlasting divine intoxication and bliss. Whosoever experiences it forgets all worldly pleasures. The soul is a drop of the Ocean of All-Consciousness but is covered by numerous sheaths of body, mind, and senses. So long as a man is engrossed in the material world, he remains unaware of the Divine Naam within him.
What does the Naam signify? According to Gurbani, communion with Naam opens within a grand vista of Divine Light – the Light of God. Naam also refers to the Sound Principle – the Sound of unabounding joy. Thus, there are two expressions of Naam – the God Power – Light and Sound. In the Vedas, Naam has been described as Udgeet or Naad – the music of the Beyond. According to the Vedas, Naad has created fourteen spheres.
Muslim sages call it the Kalma. They also believe that the Kalma has created fourteen tabaks (spheres). Maulana Rumi once prayed: „0 God, lead me to the place where the conversation goes on without words.“ Christ says: „In the beginning was the Word, Word was with God and Word was God.“ The Gurbani says: „Naam has created the earth and the heaven. All light has emanated from Naam. All creation has come into being from Naam which is resounding in all human beings.“
The Word was there even before the universe came into being. The Word is thus the source of all creation.

Saints of all the religions have expressed parallel thoughts on the subject: “The Word has been the source of salvation to human beings during all the four Yugas.” Gurbani God is Wordless, Nameless, and beyond description. When He came into being, it was called Naam, the Word. the Light-Sound Principle. One who communes with Naam is able to establish contact with God. Hafiz Sahib, a great Persian mystic poet, says: „No one knows the abode of the Beloved, but it is certain that sound of bells comes from there.“ If you follow the strain of sound, you will reach its source. Thus, the Word – Light and Sound – is the safest means to the end – the way back to God. To get in contact with the Divine Light, one has to rise above body-consciousness by self-analysis. Only then a contact with the Divine Sound is possible. By contacting Naam one gets peace and eternal bliss. „Blessed are they who are linked with the Word, 0 Nanak! Whosoever listens to the eternal music attains salvation.“ Gurbani
People generally get lost in various Names of God. The whole world talks of Naam, but there are only a few who know the real significance of Naam. It is a practical subject. Unless we realize ourselves by rising above body-consciousness, the soul cannot establish contact with the Oversoul. We have, therefore, to link our soul with Naam: „Those who have communed with the Word, their toils shall end; Not only shall they have salvation, O Nanak, but many more shall find freedom with them.“ The Jap Ji
Again we have in Gurbani: „A Gurumukh (beloved of the Master) can liberate millions of souls by imparting just a particle of His life impulse.“ Gurbani
Emerson says: „The keynote to success is one‘s own thoughts.“ To make a mark in any walk of life, you have to concentrate your attention on that particular aspect. Similarly, if you concentrate your attention on Overself, you will become spiritually great. Bulleh Shah, a Muslim Saint, inquired from His spiritual guide as to how one could find God? The guide replied: „It is as easy as withdrawing the attention from here (world) and connecting it there (the Word). Our ‚very self ‘ is our attention. We are soul and not the body, but we are engrossed in our bodies. Swami Ji tells us: „Let any one of us connect his attention with the Word. This body and wealth will not be of any help when confronted with the negative power.“

The human body is the soul‘s first companion. It comes first with the soul when the child is born. But even this companion leaves us at the time of death, not to mention other worldly associations acquired by us. Our own being, having constant attachment with the physical world, has fallen to the latter‘s level. As a result, we have to come to this mortal world again and again. Gurbani says: „Soul goes where there is attachment.“
If we are able to analyze the self in our lifetime and learn to rise above body-consciousness by getting a higher contact with Naam, we experience such a bliss as to forget all worldly pleasures and attachments: „Worldly pleasures are nowhere before the Divide Bliss.“ Gurbani
That is why Saints have taught: “O friend, give up the insipid sensual pleasures, and drink the sweet elixir of Naam.“ Gurbani

When one gets a taste of the real bliss, the pleasures become insipid. The real bliss is either within our inner being or in Naam – God-into-action Power – since the soul is its essence. The soul is a spark of the Divine Essence. It is bliss in itself, and it is a conscious entity. It is the soul which is the source of all bliss and not the body and worldly things. Saints have warned us that worldly objects, in which our attention is engrossed, are not going to be of real help to us. Not only that all these worldly objects will stay back at the time of death, but their constant attachment will bring the soul back again and again to this world. „What does it profit a man to gain possession of the whole world and to lose one‘s own soul.“ The soul resides in this house (body). it has to go out of this mortal frame leaving everything behind. When the time comes to vacate this body, one is greatly distressed because of man‘s attachment to the body. Repenting then is of no avail. If during one‘s lifetime the soul establishes a contact with the Beyond, it attains perfect peace. But, we never think of the world beyond. We generally follow the maxim: „Eat, drink, and be merry.“ If someone reminds us of death, we just ignore it by saying that we will face it when it comes. This is not a wise approach. If a pigeon closes its eyes at the sight of a cat, the cat is not going to spare it. Everyone has to leave the body. There is no exception to the rule.

„Emperors or kings, rich or poor, All have but to go in their turn.“ Gurbani

We all have to go, but we do not know when. We should be prepared for the change. Are we? „Everyone is scared of death and wishes to live till eternity; With Guru‘s Grace, if one learns to die while alive, one can become a conscious co-worker of the Lord. Whosoever so dies, gets salvation.“ Gurbani
If you learn to die by rising above body-consciousness, you will attain life everlasting. All Saints tell us that God has bestowed us with three forms: physical, astral, and supra mental or causal. We are already active at the physical plane (Pind) through the senses. After leaving the physical body, the soul acquires the astral form. With the astral senses, it can traverse the astral plane (And). Similarly, after attaining supra mental form the soul can enter into the causal plane (Brahmand). It is beyond these three planes that the soul gets self-knowledge. It is only at that stage that you will be able to know who you really are. Swami Ji says: „This is the most opportune time to attain peaceful bliss by avoiding the fire of ceaseless desires.“ The world is being consumed by invisible flames of fire. Guru Nanak has prayed: „This is the fire of desires that has spread all over.“ Although we are its victims, we are unable to perceive it. Only Saints know the real magnitude of this fire. Yet only human life is capable of getting away from this blazing furnace. That is why human life is considered to be the crown of creation. But without sincere effort in the right direction, there can be no salvation. For instance, if we have to avoid scorching heat, we have to find shelter in an air-conditioned room. In our context, the air-conditioned room is within us. We shall have to withdraw from outside and enter into it to find blissful solace from all the miseries of the world. This is high time that we introvert ourselves. If we miss this God-given opportunity, we are no better than beasts. The human body has a worth so long as the soul dwells in it. We should make the most of it while it lasts.

Man is enveloped by flames of passionate desires, anger, greed, attachment, and vanity. One can escape himself from delusion only by contacting the Word within. The most important task before us, therefore, is to withdraw our attention from outside and get attuned with the Divine Melody within. Then comes eternal peace in the form of the Word. Whosoever has accomplished this essential task is really successful in life. Otherwise, any amount of learning, name, and fame have no real meaning. It is high time that we learn to rise above body-consciousness and know the real self in us.
„Contemplate the form of Satguru, and serve Him true, and He shall lead thee away from all harm.“ Swami Ji Swami Ji now tells us how to link the soul with the Naam Power. He says that three steps should be taken to rise above body-consciousness. First is Simran (contemplation) – continuous remembrance of the Almighty. Second, service to the Master. Third, control of all desires. We are always busy in contemplating worldly affairs. If we have to establish contact with the Word of God, we must first constantly remember Him by any Name of our choice. This should be our first and foremost ideal by inculcating the habit of His contemplation every moment of our life. We have to replace worldly thoughts by contemplating the Word.
Contemplate on Him alone ceaselessly; so much so that you begin to feel the pangs of His separation. Thus, the first step is His remembrance. Remembrance leads to love which, in turn, results in pangs of separation. This creates a strong urge for the Beloved. „Only One to remember and to sigh for; sing ceaselessly His praise alone. Meditate on Him with all the love in thee.“ Gurbani

Simran should be undertaken with an intense love for God. Love brings concentration. One forgets the whole world while contemplating one‘s beloved. Another purpose of Simran is to identify the soul with its real form. Yet another aim of Simran is to enable the self to know itself. As it is, the soul is completely identified with the physical body. It has to be withdrawn from the body and concentrated at its seat in the centre of the eyebrows. In the Gita, Lord Krishna says that Great Ones traverse into the cave starting from a place above the nose. There are various methods of doing Simran – with the help of a rosary, or with tongue, or in throat and heart. However, Saints do not advise these methods as these are apt to become mechanical and allow the mind to wander away. Thus, concentration of attention through those methods may not be possible. Saints have, therefore, advised the practice of Simran with the tongue of thought. All Saints, including Maulana Rumi, Guru Arjan, and Swami Ji, have indicated this Spiritual Path. Guru Arjan prayed: „O Saints, take pity on us; we have yet to learn to serve our souls. „

We are working on the mental and sensual planes. Until we learn to rise above body-consciousness, our plight remains unchanged. Yogis tried to control breathing through Kumbhak to achieve concentration of attention. It is a difficult process and everyone cannot practice it. Saints, therefore, do not interfere with the breathing function. They concentrate Their attention at the seat of the soul, behind and in the center of the two eyes, by means of Simran with the tongue of thought. If it is done with rapt attention, the soul will cease to flow out through the body pores. The body will then become senseless. It is only then that the concentrated soul gets the contact of God.
However, Simran with the tongue of thought is not as easy as it appears to be. It can be accomplished successfully only through the blessings of a competent Master. Now, there is a difference between practicing Simran by repeating the Names given by a competent Master and the name or names taken out of scripture of one‘s religious belief. The Names given by a competent living Master at the time of initiation are charged with His thought transference and have tremendous force in them. This type of Simran, therefore, is above all other forms of Simran. The Vedas and other scriptures have stated that in order to seek God, one must seek the guidance of a true Master. Besides giving the charged Names, the Master also gives a practical contact with the Divine Power. Now, the question is how to get that competent guidance?
Swami Ji tells us to serve the Master; One can serve the Master in many ways – physically, financially, intellectually, and spiritually. One should lead a chaste and clean life. Keep the body ever engaged in selfless service. This is a physical service. As for monetary service, spend a part of your income for charity. After fulfilling your family requirements, you must keep aside a part of your earnings in the name of God. This is a duty one must not neglect. Service by heart and mind means love for all, hated for none, and observance of Truth. The service of the soul is of the highest order. To do this one has to rise above body-consciousness and to open the inner eye. Hazur used to say that a Master may keep a servant or two to serve Him. He does not need our services in the normal sense. If we only obey His commandments, keep our lives chaste and pure, we not only serve the Master but also our own „self.“ The Master loves them most who serve their own souls and lead a pious life. So, Swami Ji exhorts us to imbibe the feeling of service and to refrain from sensual desires. All desires are included in sensuality. The observance of celibacy is most important. Just as light and darkness cannot stay together, the Word and sensual desires are not compatible. Therefore, we must observe celibacy. Married people need not despair. They ought to live a disciplined life in accordance with the scriptures where marital relations are permitted only for procreation. Grihastashram (family system) is a great institution. Most Saints or great souls (mahatmas) were householders and fulfilled their family obligations. Hazur has said that those who wish to bring up their children pure and chaste should themselves become so. Children tend to emulate their parents. Swami Ji thus asks us to take three steps if we want to rise above body-consciousness and to get in contact with Naam: to practice Simran, to serve Satguru, and to lead a chaste life. Swami Ji says that you can have a taste of the Divine Nectar with the help of a true Master only after you have brought your mind and sensual desires under control. At present, the soul is flowing out through the senses. Discipline your senses and keep your mind steady. You will then know who you are. When you have realized yourself, only then the question of realizing the Overself will arise. Those who have disciplined their senses can free themselves from the influence of enemies like lust, anger, greed, attachment, and vanity. These five deadly enemies attack us through the five senses. You can escape their fatal attacks if you rise above body-consciousness.

The Upanishads state: „The soul is riding a chariot of the body driven by horses of the senses with the mind as its reins and the intellect as its driver in the field of sensual pleasures.“ Swami Ji, therefore, stresses the need to discipline the senses and the mind. When this is done and the soul rises above body-consciousness, the Master is there inside to offer the Divine Elixir of Naam. Now, are these teachings meant for any particular sect? The teachings of all great souls are meant for the entire humanity and not for the followers of any particular religion.
Hazur used to say: „Go to the door where Satguru, full of compassion and mercy, is waiting to receive you.“ Which is that door? This door is in the center and behind your two eyebrows. Once the soul gets in opportunity of testing [an opportunity of tasting ?] the elixir of Naam, it has a starting point for its spiritual journey to the ultimate destination. Moreover, this will bring about freedom from the dragnet of the mind.

Mind is a tremendous hurdle on the Spiritual Path. The world at large has always been its victim. Even Mahatmas and Rishis (great souls) in the past who tried various methods to control the mind often succumbed at some stage to its powerful impact. So, we have to control the mind. How can it be done? The mind cannot be controlled by outer pursuits like learning or studying the scriptures. Even if it is under check for a while, it again goes out of control, for it is always after sensual pleasures. There are mainly two types of attractions for the mind – beautiful things to look at and sweet melodies to hear. Just now, if you happen to hear melodious music, your attention will be diverted to it. The only way to keep it under control is to link it with Naam that has both these attractions. At various spiritual planes within, you have wonderful visions to see and also enchanting melodies to hear. When the mind has a more fascinating experience within than it has outside, it is automatically subdued.
Thus, only by establishing contact with Naam one becomes desireless. According to a parable, once Lord Krishna plunged into the river Yamuna where a thousand-headed cobra used to live. Lord Krishna performed a dance on the cobra‘s head to the tune of His favorite flute and subdued the deadly snake. What does the parable signify? The thousand-headed cobra is the mind itself. The mind poisons us in innumerable ways. By attuning to the Celestial Sound Current within, mind can be subdued. There is no other remedy. A Muslim mystic has said that if you have firmly resolved to reach God, put one step on your mind and your second step will be in God‘s court.
Swami Ji now advises us to give up procrastination and to start meditation without delay. Sehaj Yoga, the path shown by Saints, has three aspects: Simran, meditation, and catching the Celestial Sound Current. Simran lifts the soul above body consciousness. Once this is done, meditation or contemplation with rapt attention provides a resting place for its stay there until it catches and listens to the Celestial Sound Current.

Shamas-e Tabrez says: „Every moment a Divine Sound is calling my soul to come to the Lord.“ Tulsi Sahib also says: „Listen with rapt attention at the archway of the real Kaaba (body) and you win hear a call from the Beyond.“ This body is the temple of God and the forehead is the archway of the temple as described by Tulsi Sahib. Procrastination is the thief of time. We tend to postpone meditation on one pretext or the other. Start meditation forthwith so that we may come out of the mortal body which is the domain of negative power. After all, this body has to be left behind. If we learn to leave it while alive, death will not perturb us. You will then be carefree. Swami Ji says that only the Satguru is capable of pulling the soul above body-consciousness. Therefore, pray with every breath for the Grace of a true Master. I have already discussed the functions of Simran; i.e., it brings the soul above body-consciousness. Another equally important point is that the soul is attached to the body; and unless a competent Master helps with His thought transference through personal attention, the soul cannot be separated and lifted above body-consciousness. Here lies the greatness and importance of the Satguru. As a matter of fact, the real test of a Guru is that He is capable of pulling the soul to its own seat. We must, therefore, pray for His Grace and help. All great souls have prayed likewise. Maulana Rumi testifies it by asking: „Who is capable of saving humanity from this mysterious box (world)? Only either a prophet or a Master commissioned to do that.“ We have thus to seek the help of a Realized Soul, but He must really be a Realized Soul. When a so-called Master cannot lift his own soul above body-consciousness, how can he help others? The responsibility of a competent Master is great indeed. Not only He guides and helps us in this world, but He is also a torchbearer in our journey within. Swami Ji, therefore, emphasizes that the only way out is to pray to a competent Master. Out of compassion, He will give you an experience of super-consciousness. Thereafter, follow His commandments, remember Him constantly with all your heart, and ever remain eager to serve Him.
Tulsi Sahib also asks us to look through the veil of darkness behind the pupil of the eyes. How to do it? He tells us to go to a God-realized Soul. Such a Master will give you some inner experience, pull you above body-consciousness, and tell you how to see through the darkness within. Your inner eye will thus be opened. All Saints agree on this point. Swami Ji has advised us to seek the company of a true Master with love. Go there with devotion, leaving behind all worldly ideas. You should then have only one thought – the thought of your Master. Sit there with solitude and listen with full attention to what the Master has to say.

Swami Ji now explains the importance of Satsang. He says: „Attend Satsang in all seriousness.“ We have to solve the mystery of life and death. Grasp and imbibe what is taught there. We are fortunate if we get in touch with a true Master and get inner experience through His Grace. If we do not act on His commandments, our spiritual progress will be retarded. That is why so much emphasis is laid on doing away with unnecessary worldly things. This way one‘s spiritual experience will continue to grow until a luminous form of the Master appears within. He will talk to you and guide you. On getting proper guidance from the Master, devote adequate time to meditation and mold your life according to the Master‘s teachings. We must have tenacity of purpose as we cannot afford to slacken our efforts in our present state when we have yet to rise above body-consciousness. Finally, Swami Ji explains what is Naam (the Word), what is the destination, and what is our ideal? He says that our aim is to merge our soul with Sat Naam (true Word), the Eternal Nameless God Power. We have first to rise above body-consciousness and get the lowest link. After gradually traversing the various higher planes, the soul will finally reach where there is nothing but All-Truth. The three regions – primal, subtle, and causal are destructible. Beyond these three regions is Satlok or Sachkhand which is the abode of the Almighty. This is our goal and we must achieve it. Jesus Christ a the time of leaving His immortal frame, instructed His disciples first to accomplish what He had taught them. The human birth has given you a golden opportunity. Make the best use of it.

A talk given by Sant Kirpal Singh at Sawan Ashram, New Delhi, India
 
 

Quote: “Love unites” – by Sant Kirpal Singh


 

 

 

 

“When you strike a sword anywhere

that will cut any thing into two.

But the sword of love is one

which, when struck, it makes two into one;

it unifies. This unification is the ultimate result of Love.”

 

 

For more information on the teaching of Sant Kirpal Singh, I would like to refer you here:

https://www.kirpalsingh-teachings.org/index.php/en

 

 

SANT KIRPAL SINGH 3


My dear friends,

Today I would like to present this kind of video from Kirpal Sagar with the practical aspect of UNITY OF MAN. It includes a Hospital, Academy, Common Kitchen, Home for the elderly, Spiritual Center, and more…
For more information please contact:

https://www.kirpal-sagar.org/

Thank you very much!
A good time for everyone.
Didi

 

Kirpal Sagar


 

Dear friends,

Please, feel free to have a look around the page of Kirpal Sagar and enjoy the information stated therein.
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Thank you very much for your attention and stopping by.

Warm regards to everyone
Didi
 

Welcome

 
 

Impressions of Kirpal Sagar


Dear friends,

Some more impressions of Kirpal Sagar (translated: Ocean of Grace), India.

Have peace in your heart and progress on your spiritual path.

With heartfelt greetings.
Didi

 
 


Sant Kirpal Singh started the project Kirpal Sagar…

 


…and commissioned Dr. Harbhajan Singh and…


…his wife Biji Surinder Kaur to build up this beautiful place Kirpal Sagar, where all wordl-religions are peacefully under one roof, where poor people are helped, where man can feel the “aura” of Kirpal Sagar, where spirituality, moral and ethic is taught and lived practically, where man can become a real human being, where respect, love and Oneness are lived in service to man, mankind, God and to one’s own soul.
 

 

 

 

Medical help is given to poor people as there is a hospital too and even doctors are coming from Europe to help voluntarily.
 

This is the first hand-equipment for poor people who normally cannot marry, however, Kirpal Sagar helps them and arranges their wedding celebration.

 

The students of the Kirpal Sagar Academy perform plays and dances when there are days of celebrations.
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

What is God, and how can we know Him? (Part 5) – by Sant Kirpal Singh


 

My dear friends

Continuing talk by Sant Kirpal Singh: “What is God, and how we can know Him”

Have a good time in reading and digesting

All good wishes
Didi

 

 

What is God, and how can we know Him? (Part 5)

Of course, we have to lead an ethical life. An ethical life is a stepping-stone to spirituality. These are the teachings of all Masters who came in the past.

As lovers of God, we should love all humanity. Having been born in any religion, it is a blessing to remain in it. Nevertheless, we should rise above so that we become lovers of God, and then all mankind will have one religion.

Guru Nanak was once asked: “What is the highest form of religion in your opinion?” He replied: “Well, look here. I take all humanity, all men, as reading in the same class, seeking God. We are all classmates and I consider men the world over as classmates for the same ultimate goal.” We should love one another.

The tenth Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh, was asked: “What do you think about man?” He replied: “All mankind is one – I tell you the whole truth – whether he is wearing a hat or a turban or is a recluse in a yellow or a black gown.” That makes no difference. These are the outer forms.

Excuse me if I ask you: What is the religion of God? He is all-consciousness. He made all men equal. Did He stamp anybody that he was such and such? No. When you know yourself, you will analyze yourself from the body and discover who you are. When you rise above body-consciousness then you will find out. Religions pertain only to the outer forms of our life. We have to make the best use of them.

I have love for all social religions. That is all right. But the point is these social religions should go to help us on the way, to love God and to love all humanity. This is our ultimate goal. And further, to know ourselves and to know God, and have a first-hand experience of that Reality. Although that Reality cannot be expressed in words, still it can be experienced.

True religion is the first-hand experience of oneself, with his own Self and with God. That is the only true religion you have before you. There is the outer religion, and here is the inner religion. When you think everyone is all equal, then you will have love for all.

Our ultimate goal is to have love of God. Those persons or human beings whose souls came in contact with God became the mouthpiece of God. They spoke as inspired by God. They are called Masters, or Godmen. We love them also for the sake of our love for God.
What did Christ say? He said:

No man knoweth the Son, but the Father;
Neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son,
And he to whomsoever the Son will reveal Him.

That is why your love goes to them especially. They have had a first-hand experience and they are competent to give us a first-hand experience of that Reality within. They tell us how to rise above body-consciousness, to know ourselves, and to know God.

Then we see with our eyes, no testimony is required. That is why we love all Masters who came in the past – whether they came here or anywhere else. You have to love God “with all thy heart, with all thy soul, with all thy mind.” Those who have loved God that way have merged their will in the Divine Will; they become the mouthpiece or conscious co-workers of the Divine Plan. Therefore, we love all Masters who came in the past.

Further, we revere all scriptures. What are these scriptures after all and what is their value to us? They are the recorded experiences of the past Masters, the experiences that they had in knowing themselves, and those they had of God within themselves. They also revealed to us the things that helped them on the way and things that retarded their progress. In short, they gave us an account of their journey Godward. A description of all that formed the subject of all the holy scriptures. All saints deal with their pilgrimage to God. They tell us of the Godway, the halting stations, the various regions they passed through, and what they found there; their pilgrimage on the way and their first-hand experiences at each place. They have thus left for us a fine record for our guidance.

All holy books from ages past are but footprints on the sands of time for the love-borne seekers after God. Those who are lovers of God naturally have love for all the scriptures. Kabir, the great Saint of the East, tells us: Say not that the scriptures are false, for he who does not see Truth in them is in the wrong. It is a pity that though we can read the scriptures, we cannot follow their true import until we see for ourselves what those Masters experienced within themselves, or until these are explained to us by one who has had that first-hand experience with himself and with God as those Masters had. Only then will we be following the true import of the holy scriptures. Otherwise, reading of the scriptures from morn till night, without following what the scriptures say, will lead us nowhere.

That does not mean that you should not read the holy scriptures. Read them by all means, but try to understand them rightly. When you have understood them, try to have those experiences in your own self. Only then will you be fully convinced of what they say. They may be likened to records of different persons visiting the same place – say Washington or Philadelphia – and describing it, each in his own language and in his own peculiar way.

We can read all these holy scriptures, but we cannot follow their true import until we seek the help of someone who has seen and had the experience these describe.

I would say that today in the twentieth century, we are rather fortunate. Why? We have all the fine records of the experiences of the Masters who came in the past. Had we come five hundred years ago, the holy scriptures of the Sikhs would not have been with us. Had we come, say 1500 years earlier, the holy Koran would not have been with us. And if we had come before 2000 years, the Bible would not have been with us. If we had come before the time of Zoroaster or the Buddha, or anyone else, their scriptures would not have been with us. What I mean is that today we are fortunate in having with us these valuable records of the Masters who came in the past. They tell us what they experienced with themselves and God. The only thing needed now is to have someone who has had that experience which is given in those holy scriptures. He will be able to tell us the true import of things, and also he will be able to give us a first-hand experience of these things.

So for the love of God, we love all Godmen. For the love of God, we love all the holy scriptures. There are so many pages of the book of God that have been written to guide the erring humanity. Many more may be written whenever any Master comes.

Further, we love all holy places of worship. Why? Because there people gather together to sing the praises of the one and the same God – in their own ways, of course. If we love somebody and someone happens to be praising him, we stand and hear how he describes him. So we have love for all holy places of worship for the love of God. Also, we love all places of pilgrimage, for they are the spots where once lived some Master, some Godman, who was one with God, who became the mouthpiece of God. It is for that alone that we have respect for all holy places where such Masters lived.

We love God first; God resides in every heart; therefore we love all humanity. For the same reasons, we love all Godmen, for they have known God. We love all holy scriptures because they speak of Him and are valuable records of the experiences of the past Masters. Again, for the same reason, we love all holy places of worship, whether temples or mosques, churches, or synagogues. They are meant for chanting the praises of the Lord.

You remember, when Christ came, he entered the Temple in Jerusalem and turned out those who misused or defiled it. He told them: “You have made the house of my Father a business house.” Such a man, who is a lover of God, what will he say’? He will say what the Vedas say. The Yajur Veda says: Well, O people, let us all sit together and sing the praises of the Lord and worship the same God. But there are false ways of preaching that separate man from man. There is no common place where we can all sit together and worship the same God.

Again the Rig Veda says: Gather ye in thousands, and worship God and chant His praises. We are all lovers of the same Reality. We are all for the same Truth. There are thousands of lovers, but the Beloved is only one. We may call Him God, or by any name we like. We are lovers of the same Reality. Outwardly speaking, we have different social religions. Blessed you are. Remain where you are. To live in some social religion is a blessing. That is a helping factor. As with a midwife who helps at the birth of a child, so with social religions which help us in that way towards spirituality, in knowing ourselves and in knowing God.

 

SANT KIRPAL SINGH 4 – His competency


 
 
Dear friends

Part 4 deals about the competency of Sant Kirpal Singh by Dr.Harbhajan Singh


 
Further information about Sant Kirpal Singh under:

https://www.kirpalsingh-teachings.org
 
https://www.sant-kirpal-singh.org/en/
 
I wish you all peace and balance in your heart
Didi
 
 

Grace all


grace all

 

1 Grace all to understand each other.
2 Grace all to solve the riddle of life.
3 Grace all to understand the unique value of life.
4 Grace all to live truthfully.
5 Grace all to help them to find their faith within.
6 Grace all to rise above duality and forgetfulness.
7 Grace all to know the priceless heritage of love.
8 Grace all to settle their problems themselves.
9 Grace all to feel the oneness that exists already.
10 Grace all to understand Your competency, o Lord.

Dr. Harbhajan Singh

 

What is God, and how can we know Him? (Part 4) – by Sant Kirpal Singh


 

My dear friends

Continuing talk by Sant Kirpal Singh: “What is God, and how we can know Him”

Have a good time in reading and digesting

All good wishes
Didi

 

 

What is God, and how can we know Him? (Part 4)

So on these two commandments hang all other commandments. The Sermon on the Mount, the Eightfold Path of the Buddha, the Niyama Yama and Sadachar of the Hindus all speak of the same thing, in their own languages and, of course, in their own ways.

If we live up to what the scriptures say, there will be peace on earth, and the Kingdom of God will surely come on earth. Then there will be no danger of any war. What a pity: these things are given in our holy scriptures, but we follow, if at all, the letter of the law at the cost of the spirit. That is the cause of discord.

All Masters came to unite men, not to separate man from man. They were the lovers of God, and they taught men how to love all humanity. You will see, this is one side of the thing that we have before us. We are to love all humanity because God resides in every heart.

The holy scriptures, with all the rest of the sayings about the various aspects of God, have not been able exactly to say what God is. Some phase of it, some part of it they did express, out of loving devotion. But from there we can only deduce some idea of God.

Man’s highest thought of God never has and never can measure the Eternal, but it constitutes self-revelation. Your highest thought of God is not the measure of God, but the measure of our own hitherto unknown propensities. Each Master has been saying the same thing: When I attempt to speak of the highest, I cannot. I become as one dumb. How then can we express it? Even out of the love and intoxication they have of Reality, they give out something, but it still remains as unsaid as ever.

This is what the scriptures lay down. I told you this is the outer aspect of religion – social religions. When you think that God resides in every heart, you will not kill anyone. You will respect each man when you know for certain that God resides in every heart.

When we live up to what the scriptures say, we should all love God. Naturally, we will have respect for all others, for all living things.

The human body is a true temple of God, in which God resides. The body is the true temple of God. All Masters say so. If the body is the true temple of God, how then can we destroy or kill it?

Wrong preachings are given by ministers of the various religions instead of giving out the truths which are already in our scriptures. They have been simply proclaiming that their religion, their fold, is the highest and others are in the wrong. The result is a division between man and man and, of course, clashes between class and class. They will be ready, excuse me, just to destroy so many true temples of God-human bodies – for the outer temples which we raise with our own hands.

God resides in temples not made with hands. He resides in the true temple of the body that you are carrying. Of course, we are to maintain our outer temples (bodies) and keep them clean and chaste. These bodies are the temples of God. If the right preaching is given you will see love between man and man. Paid services, in almost all religions, I would say, have gone to make matters worse.

Now, some people think that they have special privileges. Well, God gave equal privileges to all. You see the outer form. Each has two eyes, two nostrils, two ears, a mouth, two arms, two feet and two legs. The outer construction is the same, and the inner construction is also the same. Each man has lungs, stomach, brain. God has given equal privileges to all. They are born the same way; they die the same way.

When men suffer from fever, irrespective of whether they belong to one religion or another or one country or another, they suffer the same way, and there is the same remedy to cure their fever. When you go to a doctor, an adept in medicine, and tell him that you have a fever, he gives you some medicine. He will give the same treatment to anyone else for the same trouble.

I mean that the outer expression, the outer privileges, are the same for each man, as given by God. The inner privileges are also the same. We are souls. God is a limitless Ocean of All-Consciousness. We are conscious entities, drops of the Ocean of Life. Of course, our conscious self is hemmed in by mind and matter. It is given over so much to the organs of sense and identified with the body that we cannot now differentiate ourselves from the body.

The inner disease is also the same. Masters are physicians of the souls which have been given over to the influences of mind and matter. They tell us how to analyze the soul from the outgoing faculties, from the organs of sense, and rise above body-consciousness to know oneself, enter into the Kingdom of God and know God. All mankind suffers from the same disease.

Well, for God there is no East or West, no North or South. All creation is one. God is One.

Where do we stand now? We are all one. All Masters, all the holy scriptures say that we are the children of God. Prophet Mohammed says that we are members of the same family of God. The Sikh Masters also say that we are all brothers and God is our Father. The Christian scriptures and all others say the same thing.

Mankind is one, and God is One. We are worshippers of the same God. When we are worshippers of the same God the archers may be many, but the target is the same then, naturally, we should have love for one another. You will find that two drunkards will embrace each other irrespective of whether they are of the east or the west, or belong to one religion or the other. But do you find that among those who profess to be lovers of God – between followers of one religion and those of another? They are lovers so far as their own faith is concerned. If they are lovers of God, they all should sit together and love one another.

The heads of the various religions are supposed to have contact with God. Whether they reach Him or not, that is another question altogether. But they are supposed by their followers to have seen God and to be one with God. They also profess that they are Godmen themselves. If so, why should they not love and embrace each other? There is one God overhead. It is all one humanity. We all are the same soul-conscious entity.

Man made social religions for the uplift of man. We have to make the best use of them. The best we call have out of the social religions is to know ourselves and to know God. Of course, we have to lead an ethical life. An ethical life is a stepping-stone to spirituality. These are the teachings of all Masters who came in the past.

As lovers of God, we should love all humanity. Having been born in any religion, it is a blessing to remain in it. Nevertheless, we should rise above so that we become lovers of God, and then all mankind will have one religion.

Guru Nanak was once asked: “What is the highest form of religion in your opinion?” He replied: “Well, look here. I take all humanity, all men, as reading in the same class, seeking God. We are all classmates and I consider men the world over as classmates for the same ultimate goal.” We should love one another.

The tenth Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh, was asked: “What do you think about man?” He replied: “All mankind is one – I tell you the whole truth – whether he is wearing a hat or a turban or is a recluse in a yellow or a black gown.” That makes no difference. These are the outer forms.

Excuse me if I ask you: What is the religion of God? He is all-consciousness. He made all men equal. Did He stamp anybody that he was such and such? No. When you know yourself, you will analyze yourself from the body and discover who you are. When you rise above body-consciousness then you will find out. Religions pertain only to the outer forms of our life. We have to make the best use of them.

I have love for all social religions. That is all right. But the point is these social religions should go to help us on the way, to love God and to love all humanity. This is our ultimate goal. And further, to know ourselves and to know God, and have a first-hand experience of that Reality. Although that Reality cannot be expressed in words, still it can be experienced.

True religion is the first-hand experience of oneself, with his own Self and with God. That is the only true religion you have before you. There is the outer religion, and here is the inner religion. When you think everyone is all equal, then you will have love for all.

Our ultimate goal is to have love of God. Those persons or human beings whose souls came in contact with God, became the mouthpiece of God. They spoke as inspired by God. They are called Masters, or Godmen. We love them also for the sake of our love for God.
What did Christ say? He said:

No man knoweth the Son, but the Father;
Neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son,
And he to whomsoever the Son will reveal Him.

That is why your love goes to them especially. They have had a first-hand experience and they are competent to give us a first-hand experience of that Reality within. They tell us how to rise above body-consciousness, to know ourselves, and to know God.

We all sit in the same boat – solutions to our life


Dear friends, I invite you to see this really important documentary video about how we can all come together peacefully and in harmony to make our world better and to give a real sense to our life as it concerns us all. It deals with the Mission of Sant Kirpal Singh who said that we are all ONE – but we have forgotten…

So I recommend this documentary with all my heart to you, my dear blogging friends

From heart to heart
Didi

 

May God bless you all
and my warm greetings to all of you
Sincerely yours Didi

Sant Kirpal Singh Part 2


Dear friends,

In this video, you will get some more information by Dr.Harbhajan Singh (Founder of Kirpal Sagar) about the competency of Sant Kirpal Singh and His Mission.

More information can be obtained from here:

https://www.sant-kirpal-singh.org/en/

https://www.kirpalsingh-teachings.org/index.php/en

Thanks for your attention and interest.
All the best
Didi

 

What is meditation?


 

 

What is meditation, where to meditate, how to meditate, and who helps us to meditate?
It is said that the seat of the soul is here between and behind the eyebrows. But how can we transcend there?

The lecture was given by Dr. Harbhajan Singh

 

My dear brothers and sisters,

I have the privilege to see all of you. Today’s subject is very beautiful. Spirituality really is not occultism! If we understand the subject which will be given today, I assure you that your angle of vision will be changed. Once you know the very purpose of your human life as taught by Christ and all other competent Masters in the world, I assure you, you will not be deluded because the purpose of human life is very definite indeed.

But we are not conscious of it. If we select the wrong way, not the right way, we are misguided once for all. So for that purpose, we have to discriminate: We have to discriminate between the Creator and the creation. We have to discriminate between the outer man and the inner man. We have to discriminate what are the functions of gods, goddesses, and avatars, and the negative powers, against the teaching of the Christ and all other competent Masters of the world. Besides this, we have to discriminate between the body and the indweller of the body. We have to know about the astral, causal, and this physical plane, and we have to know also where the world’s philosophies end because our way will start from there.

Today’s subject is: “What is meditation?”. If you hear it and live with it, you will have a wonderful life and you will not be bewildered in the world, and you will not be deluded by anybody. Meditation or you may say, the real purpose of human life, or the development of this consciousness within, or you may speak of the development of the soul – that is our subject because we have direct and independent contact with God. To discuss this – what is meditation – we have to discriminate a lot of things. This subject is a very long one but if you understand fully, you will have a gift of life within you.

The first question arises: Why should we meditate? How to meditate, where to meditate?

The answers to all these things will reveal to you the truth. Some people meditate to fulfil their wishes, some meditate for peace of mind. Some people meditate to acquire supernatural powers, some meditate to influence others, and some people meditate for salvation. Only a few people meditate out of yearning and love for God. Rabia Basri was asked, how she meditated, if God came first or whether she meditated first? She said: “No, I do not meditate first. It is my inner Beloved which comes first and then I meditate.” She explained the signs of the appearance of the inner Beloved. You know, if you really see the beautiful vision of your inner Beloved, which is called the Christ-power, you will leave all other kinds of meditation. There are a thousand ways of meditation, which are merely a heap of dust, they would not take you anywhere.

So today we have to differentiate and you have to discriminate, what you need. (You must know) how you prepare your life and how you have to meditate. For that reason, I will not tell you about any sect or “ism”, but I will verify those negative facts with the positive facts. I must discriminate what are the negative facts and what are the positive facts. If you know the positive facts of life, naturally you will discard all the negative facts of life and you will have the higher values of life. The purpose of human life is to meet a good end, and to meet a good end, everybody needs to have the higher values of life. Only with the higher values of life, with higher consciousness, you can meditate. Otherwise, meditation is mere itching.

I take you back to the very original criteria, to the very original path taught by Christ, Guru Nanak, and Kabir. And that is your subject. If you do it, well and good, if you do not do it, then nobody can help you, only you have to do it. And this is a reality, I tell you the truth.

Just to begin with it, I will tell you on whom to meditate, who is the Master, who is the Christ-power in the world. People all over the world are bewildered. I will tell you what is the play of the mind, what is going on, where it is going on, how it is doing, and regarding the astral and the causal plane. All these things we will discuss today, and you will certainly come to a conclusion.

This teaching which I tell you is not from me, that is from the holy scriptures and that is the experience of all the competent Masters who solved the mystery of life. They practiced it and they preached this very truth. And their experience must become our experience. If you be very attentive and listen to everything, you will get something, that is for sure. Your soul will get some food today.

“I shall never leave thee, nor forsake thee till the end of the world.” These are the words of Christ and not of Jesus. Christ lived before Jesus. Who is Christ? Christ is the Power, God-into-action-Power, who has created the whole creation and has created this holy body. And we have direct and independent contact with that Power, and that will never leave us. Our contact with Him – God – is unbreakable and ever fresh and it gives us everlasting life. We leave the body, but that Power does not leave us.

So before we come to the subject we must know why to meditate, on what ground we can meditate, and what are the pre-conditions for meditation.

Who is the Master of the whole creation? There is only one Master! It is from all competent Masters that the Christpower, Master-power, Godpower, God-into-action-Power is our Master. That is also called the radiant form of the Master. It is called Guru Dev by Kabir. He is our Master. He is the Master of all human beings. But there are a hundred thousand other “masters”, and I will certainly tell you what they are, who they are, what their function is. All these things we have to verify. Those who claim themselves as Master, those who pose themselves as Master – as per holy scripture and as per all competent Masters – they can never be the Master. Because there can be no doer in the world. God is the doer, Christpower is the doer. No son of man can be the doer. So those who came, those who were commissioned from above, they said, they are the slaves of God. They are the borrowed servants of the Christpower, the Godpower. They never claimed themselves as Masters, because if at one time they claimed themselves as Masters, their contact with God would be broken all the times. They cannot claim this because they see that Power working everywhere. They see this Power working in themselves, outside and inside. So they love all human beings because they love that Power and they see that Power in all human beings.

Take it for granted – it is from the holy scriptures – those who claim themselves as Masters and pose themselves as Masters can never be the Masters; and nobody should believe them. Who is Christ? His teaching is the Christ, and if you follow that teaching by learning and yearning, you will get more in contact with that Power, because that Power is innate in the soul, and you have to learn it within – not outside. Whatever you hear today – if you live with it, you will have the yearning. When you have the yearning, you will develop a ruling passion in your life, and that Power which is very close, will detach you from the body, that will detach you from the world and the worldly attachments. Thus you will begin to live unattached in the world of attachments. Your angle of vision will be changed. So far your angle of vision is not changed, there is no meditation (possible) and you cannot find your own Self with-in the body. When the house is burning, you cannot make a house in the house. (Before we can explain what meditation is) we have to discuss so many things, that are very important. This is why in the beginning I told you if you follow what you hear today and live with it, in a month or so your angle of vision will be changed. I assure you for that because I tell you from my practical life, and I tell you from the experiences of the competent Masters.

It is from the holy scriptures: There is no Master in a million, maybe one in a billion. When Christ came, how many came along with him? Many, many came along with him who claimed themselves to be a Master. Jesus was crucified by those who followed the religious teachers of that time. Kabir came and He was also given lots of punishments because He told us that there is only one doer. You know who Kabir was? Kabir said of Himself: He came in all the four ages, as Sat Sukrat, Muninder, Karunamae, and then as Kabir – in Golden, Silver, Copper, and Iron Age. Kabir was asked when He became a devotee. He said: “There was no moon, no sun, no earth, no gods and goddesses, there was nothing in the world, then I was to meditate.” He was asked to work for It (the Godpower). So this is the Power that is called the Christ-power. They are not two, they are all one. We say: “Christ is different than Guru Nanak or Kabir.” No, they are all one. It is like that – now there are so many bulbs (in this room) – our attention is in the light and not in the glass. They (the Masters) are all one, they are all positive, though they come with different dressings. So all the competent Masters – whether they came in the East or West, came at different places and different times – they taught the very same truth with one opinion.

If you go back to your holy scriptures, this one opinion is there. So all the competent Masters had one opinion, and they spoke with one opinion. Whereas those hundred thousand masters who so far came in the world, their experiences do not agree with each other, because their ways are different. Their way was within the world, in the astral plane or in the causal plane. Physical, astral and causal world, however, they are all matter. These regions belong to the negative power. The so-called masters work for that power which is the controller of the astral and causal planes. So all those who meditated on the astral and causal plane, Kabir says that they are the evildoers. He said: “Don’t sit by an evildoer, because sin will cling to your soul and your soul will fall down like the petal of the flowers.”

So who are the evildoers, what they did in the world, and what they are still doing that is open for everybody? If you read the holy scriptures very minutely, you can find everything there. The problem is only that we neither go back to our holy scriptures nor do we search the consciousness in this man-body and so we remain ignorant. The question is within – the answer is also within. The disease is within – the remedy is also within. This man-body is the true church. It is the true Bible, it is the two-paged Bible. Open it and the whole teaching is there. The macrocosm is in the microcosm. What-ever exists in the physical plane, in the astral plane or in the causal plane, that all exists in this body. There is nothing that is not in the body. Whatever God has created, that exists in the main-body. This is why it is said: “Man is the prototype of the whole creation.” These are basic things.
Along with it we must know so many things about what else there is in the body; to start with the subject, there are so many things that cannot be explained in one day. The teaching which will be told to you today is only a little compared to that which you have to learn. There is no end to the competency of our Father and there is no end to our learning. One has to learn and live with it up to the last breath because one has to live with one’s Father for all the times to come, one has to live an eternal life with one’s Father. So this teaching is not only that teaching which is written in the holy scriptures, because that is very little. It is said: “Whatever is written in the holy scriptures that exists in the main-body, but whatever exists in the main-body that does not exist in all the holy scriptures of the world.” So this is why Christ and all Masters said: “Tap inside, go into this holy body.” It is a wonderful house we live in!

It is said that here at the eye-center is the seat of the soul (between and behind the two eye-brows). All people say: “Here is the seat of the soul – meditate over here!” But where is the seat of the soul?

It is a big problem – nobody really knows where the seat of the soul is. But we must know it. If we know where the seat of the soul is, then there is no problem. Do you know what happens at the time of death? We transcend from the lower extremities and transcending the throat ganglion, our attention, the spirit or consciousness goes to the root of the two eye-brows. From there it takes upward-trend, then it takes inward-trend, and here is the seat of the soul. It is said, “Here is the seat of the soul.” But to reach there and to locate there is very difficult because just very close to the seat of the soul there is the mind and there is the intellect. This body is not five-fold, it is eight-fold. Five folds have to finish with it when we leave the body, and three folds will never leave us: intellect, mind, and ego. Those three are also matter and they reach up to the causal plane. Physical, astral, and causal plane are all matter. There is no reality in them, these are the barriers for the spirit to go up.

Mind is the king in the body, mind is the king in the physical, astral, and causal. All rishis and munis, all gods and goddesses, they became prey to this mind, and could not get rid of the tentacles of the mind. They could not get out of the attachment, lust, ego, everything is still there. So what is there in the astral and causal plane? Everything that is here in the physical form, that is also in the astral form, and everything is above in the causal plane. It is all matter there.

So, what do most people do, when they meditate? How do they meditate? First, they have to overcome the intellect. Well, maybe they can overcome this, but they cannot overcome the mind. You know, when you create a wish, your mind at once identifies with it. Mind in this physical body is astral. Everyone has wishes upon wishes, and our mind identifies with them – so mind always remains astral. So when we create a wish to see something, at once our mind identifies with this and it will give you the light over here. If you stress more, it will take you to the astral plane, it will take you to the chakras. Mind will show you the light at once. Whereas the experience taught by Christ and all the competent Masters, that starts from the darkness – but that we will treat later on. First, we have to tell all these things about the mind because the activity of the mind is very large, very vast, and wide. To know the mind and its activity is the foremost thing before meditation. Mind, matter, Maya, negative power, they are all one. Everybody wants to be happy in the world. He creates a wish to be happy. Man has to create a wish in order to be happy in the world. Without a wish, nobody can remain happy in the world. He has to create his happiness. But when we create wishes, we also create sin, attachment, ego, we tell lies, so many things we create. Every wish, when it is fulfilled, brings us attachment and with attachment it brings ego. So after some time the same wish, that has been fulfilled, becomes fake and void and we have no interest in it. And so everyone has to create another wish just to be happy again in the world. Thus throughout life man goes on creating wishes upon wishes and he loses his life. That is the way of the negative power or the mind.

Now those who stress too much over here (between and behind the eye-brows) and who try to meditate by themselves, they go into the chakras and into the astral plane. Or they go down and their Kundalini-power is opened and it comes from behind to the top of the head and that sound* begins from that place. What is in the astral plane? There are the gods and goddesses and avatars. There are the cities of gods and goddesses, and they are controlling their own cities. There are ‘riddhis’ and ‘siddhis’ – supernatural powers – miracles and there is excessive light. When the soul goes there, it is just like a pitcher: you enter into it, but it is very vast and wide (and you are caught there). There are constant ups and downs because mind takes you there. It is the astral mind which takes you there. Do you know what the mind is? Mind is called a snake. Anyone who – by the blessing of the Master – was shown his mind, he always saw a snake. The mind in the body is a snake. The outlook of the mind is always uneven. You know, a snake always goes very fast on the ground with ups and downs, it cannot move on a very soft and even place. So throughout life the mind creates ups and downs in the life of man because its purpose is to take him back to the negative power. It won’t let you go, because even in the beginning (when you start following the right way) it will try to convince you that the way you are following is wrong. It does so many things (to keep you off the way). It is called ‘thousand-headed cobra’. We cannot control one head of a cobra – mind is a thousand-headed cobra. The whole world is controlled by the mind. We do not differentiate whether we are mind or we are soul. Just to differentiate I give you an example: If my mind tells me, “Gentleman, what is going on behind you? Look at it!” I say, “If you have the power, you can look yourself – I do not look!” I will not obey, because I am not the mind. Why should I obey the mind? So mind, matter, negative power – they are all one. And what happens? We create wishes, and who fulfills our wishes? All holy scriptures tell us: “Be desireless!” So far you do not become desireless, so far you do not remain unattached in the world of attachment, your purpose cannot be solved, because when you have to leave this world, you have also to leave your attention from this world. If your attention will remain in the world, you have to come back again into this world. So we created wishes and negative power, mind helped us to fulfill it. Thus we strengthened the hand of the negative power.

In the beginning, there was no hell and there was no heaven because the contact of man was direct with the Godpower. Who created this hell and heaven in the astral plane? There is hell, there is heaven in the astral plane and there is another high heaven that is still in the causal plane. This is called Baikunth and it was made by the negative power. Master asked the negative power, “You have been sent into the world with man to serve the man – how could you create such barriers for man?” He said, “He created wishes and by that he strengthened my hand, now he has to give me back. He has to pay me much.” So this negative power created hell for the sinners and heaven for the pious egoist. Both are living there and they will come down again into the world and they will go into the transmigration of souls. I tell you, no salvation is there. When there was no sin, there was no prison. The prison was made later on – sin came first. So of this hell and heaven, all people say, “Let us show you the light, let us show you this heaven!” But this is not that heaven which was preached by Christ. Christ told, “Where the world’s philosophies end, there the religion starts!” So the world’s philosophies do not end with the astral or the causal regions. You have to rise above the astral and then to the causal. From there you see down and you can see the cause and effect of the world. When you see the cause and effect of the world, you are awakened. Then you can rise into the true Heaven.

So there is a big illusion inside which we are confronted with in the astral plane. There are the “riddhis” and “siddhis”, which are called miracles. They are scattered on the floor like so many flowers, very attractive flowers. You need not even pick them up, if you only look at them, you will be affected. Then you will come out from the astral plane with these miracles. And those who meditated in the astral plane, what have they brought from the astral plane? – They brought the black magic, spiritual healing, they brought mesmerism, hypnotism, they did Kundalini-Yoga, they did lots of things, just to influence others. What are the negative facts of life? These are all created by the so-called people who got in touch only with the astral plane because the astral plane is fully controlled by the negative power and it is open for everybody. If you want to go to the astral plane, then you do not need a Master, because mind itself will take you there. It is said in the holy scriptures that there was one Saint and his disciple. Both were sitting in meditation to enter into the astral plane. The disciple was more receptive and he went more quickly than his master. It is open for everybody, but it is a death-trap. Once you enter there, you cannot come out of it. Now there are the references (in the scriptures). You read some scriptures from various rishis and munis, who meditated for a long, long period. It is said that they meditated for a thousand years. They became the skeleton of bone, but they could not solve the riddle of life, because they could not come out of this region. They lost their whole life. What did they do? They lengthened their life by Prana-Yoga. To control the breath-system, this is Prana-Yoga. In short: In a minute we normally breathe nearly six to eight times. But if you control it, you can come down to even two or three, to four or five a day. So much they could control their breath. As our life is based on the number of breaths, and they could control the breath, they could meditate for a considerable long time. However, they could not solve the mystery of death.

What are those miracles? Miracles are only illusions. There you see something, and you are influenced by it. Whereas the holy scriptures tell us that this holy light does not appear or never so far appeared on the world or the sea. It will always appear when you enter into Heaven, taught by Christ. So these miracles, all these things are purely negative. What is there? Only the astral light, the astral dust, appears on the physical dust. We call him (who shows miracles): “He is a holy person!” He is not a holy person. Kabir says, he is an evildoer; he has come to mislead you, he has come to misguide you. What is there? You know you play with fireworks. What is there in the fireworks? You see very beautiful sceneries, but these sceneries are illusions because they have no essence in them and within a moment they will become dust, a heap of dust. If you really want to see the sceneries, you go to the garden, there are beautiful sceneries, but these fireworks are just like an illusion. So the same thing is when the astral dust mixes into the physical dust and we think he is a holy person. He has shown a miracle, and those who take it to the heart, they are affected, they come into the clutch of the negative power. Those who are not affected, they cannot come into the clutch of the negative power. So this is what is going on in the world – it is all negative facts. To know the truth, to know the right subject, you must learn and yearn. And for that purpose, this is a very beautiful subject today. Now we have to know, what this man-body is and what our relationship with the world is. All these things – it is a very big subject and I am going to cut it short, otherwise, it will not be complete in itself. For that purpose, you have to remain in touch (with us). And you have to learn it throughout life. There is no end to the learning, I tell you.

Once some man came to Kabir and said, “There is some master who maintains that Christ can be seen, that this or that power can be seen – and he shows it to every-one. You, however, say that self-analysis and self-knowledge are necessary in order to gain God-knowledge and that learning and yearning is a must.” Kabir replied, “Bring this person here.” So Kabir met him and He told him, “That subject, which you are telling to all, by this you are misguiding and misleading all people. Please do not tell things like that.” So he compromised with Kabir to a certain extent. Kabir said, “It is your mind which plays a double-role. It will let you see something within, and it will show you the same thing outside also.” The man said that Lord Krishna also appears to him. Kabir advised him, “When you sit in meditation and he appears, then catch hold of his hand and don’t let him go!”

This was spoken by a competent Master. When he sat in meditation, Lord Krishna appeared and he got hold of his hand. And while he was struggling, his eyes were opened and he saw that he was holding his own hand. This is the way of the negative power, I tell you. To know the mind, to know the negative power, is very difficult. How to get rid of it? For that purpose you must have the consciousness, you must have the awakening – you must know what is what. If you know, what is what, then you belong to Him. It is not so difficult, it only deals with your right understanding. There is only one very precious thing in the world, it is a priceless thing in the world – that is the right understanding. When one leaves the body, these our eyes do not work. We leave this world. Now as our Third Eye is not opened, it is said that there is utter darkness. One cannot move inside, one cannot even see one’s feet. And so one is taken back by the negative power. One does not know where to go, because at the seat of the soul it is utter darkness there. But when you transcend from the astral and the causal plane, there this Third Eye is opened. How? – It is very practical. Now I will tell you, where the Third Eye is and how it is opened. If you know it, then you may go everywhere in the world and ask those “masters”, “Yes, here is the seat of the soul, please take me directly from this place above!” And you will never be misguided in the world. If you stay at this place, you will have the right understanding, you will have the awakening, you will become the conscious co-worker of the divine plan. But to reach there, you have lots of things to learn. Today I will give you a gift of life, a priceless heritage, and if you know it, you will never be bewildered in the world, and you will never be misguided by any “master” in the world. You have a direct and independent contact with Godpower. It is your subject, and you have to solve it. You need only guidance. Those (true Masters) who came in the world, they were attached with that Power, they were sent by that Power. And what did they do? They did not attach any person with themselves. They helped others to attach with Him – God. It is from the holy scriptures. So we are all reading in one and the same class, though we are wearing different badges of different religions, but our subject is one. Like in a classroom, like in the college, like in the university. The subject for all human beings is one and the same. So now we will come up to the very subject: What is meditation, where to meditate, how to meditate, and who helps us to meditate?
It is said that the seat of the soul is here between and behind the eyebrows. But how can we transcend there? It is said that there are three Nadis in the body – one is called Ida, Pingala, and Sushmana. Ida and Pingala are the physical Nadis, because they only enter into the astral and causal plane, so they are physical, material, whereas the Sushmana, that is invisible (and reaches above the region of matter). Our soul has to transcend from the central nerves. There is an opening. Where does that lead to? That transcends above the astral and the causal regions. On the right side, there are the moon and the stars and on the left side, there is the sun and the creations. So when you meditate and you have a wish, at once your mind identifies with this and it will take you either to the left side or to the right side; both are governed by the negative power. There are the creations, and these are the barriers (for the soul). What will happen? You will see the light, you will get emotional and you will dropdown. That is what is going on with every type of these meditations. Whereas the Third Eye is a little opening, a very fine opening. It is said, it is just like one-tenth of the mustard-seed. But it is this opening that is the gate to the (real) Heaven. So all Masters tell us that it is a very slippery way, even an ant cannot climb. Kabir says, “Even the feet of the ant can slip from that place.” Whereas we go like loaded bullocks – how is it possible? So what happens? When our soul transcends with the help of a competent Master, He takes us directly to that place. And there is utter darkness. So the teaching or the meditation prescribed by Christ and all other competent Masters, that starts from the darkness and not from the light.

You know, Alexander the Great, whose master was Quazi Kidr. He wanted that he should not shed tyranny and murder in the world. He wanted to show him the Truth. He wanted to give him the Bread and the Water of Life. So Alexander was listening, but not fully cooperating. Forcibly Quazi Kidr took him to the seat of the soul – and it is said in the scriptures, that there was utter darkness and he could not drink the Water of Life there. And he came back, and he started with what had been his intention.

So when it is said, “If your eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light” – that means, when our attention transcends from the lower extremities and from the astral and from the causal region, it is not going this way or that way. First, it transcends direct above the causal plane and there is an opening – and this is the gateway to Heaven, taught by Christ. And what is there? There is the Bread of Life and the Water of Life. There is a serene vibration, there is the music of the spheres. Once you come in contact with it, you will be reborn. It is the same experience that happens at the time of death. Then you are twice-born. Once you are twice-born, why you come into the world again? When you take the Bread of Life, you will never feel hungry to come back into the world. You take the Water of Life, and you will never feel thirsty.

This is not the subject which is being taught everywhere. Some people tell us, “Yes, I am also initiated by a competent Master.” There are so many groups! After one competent Master (has left the physical body) many people stand up and say, “Yes, Master appointed me as a spiritual successor.” That is what is going on. What they are telling (about themselves giving the experiences), you can experience yourself. You can enter there (in the astral plane) without the help of anybody. If you stress over here (on the forehead), you can have that experience, but it is all negative. You must be reborn, I tell you. You need the help of somebody who can guide you so that you can transcend over here. And once you enter there, then the purpose of your life is solved. There you can meditate. Who can meditate there (on that plane of which) Christ said, “I and my Father are one”? It is only, I tell you, to do it! To come over here, it is very difficult. But sometimes you come here and you do not know it, you forget it. Perhaps in your life, you came to this place many times, but you could not find it through it. Nobody helped you, but you came over there. As for example, you have been to a certain country, there you were given a very warm welcome, there they loved you very much, they served you very good food. They helped you to see different places. Now you are back home. You are cooking the food, you are serving the food, you are talking with your friends, but your attention is going there. So far your attention is going there, your whole work is going on, but you are disconnected from the place.

Or somebody just passes by you and I ask you, “Well friend, have you seen this person who just passed by you?” You say, “No, my attention was somewhere else.” Your eyes were open, but you could not see that person. What is that due to? Because here (between and behind the eye-brows) we die, here is the seat of the soul. And from here our five doors are opened to the outside. This is called the five outside faculties of the soul. Those five faculties are the ears, eyes, nose, throat, mouth, and touch below – five senses. These are the five doors. When they are opened, we are getting reactions. Whether it is good or bad, we are getting the effects. But when these doors are shut from outside, then they open to the inside. You know the example of Newton? He was solving his mathematical problem when some drum-beaters passed by him. He however said, “No one has passed.” He could not even listen with his ear, because his attention was fully focused on his problem. His thoughts have become thoughtless. So when these five doors close from outside, and they open inside, it is called inversion. These are the inner five doors. So Christ tells us, “If you shut the ten doors of this temple, you can see the heavenly light within.” In order to shut the ten doors of this temple, you must rise above the intellect and the mind and above all what is going on in the world. It is the same experience that happens at the time of death. So try to understand.

There is no concession – teaching itself is the concession. If you follow that teaching, then there is the law of sympathy and compassion that plays the biggest role in the life of the disciple. To the root of every hair, the skin is one. So with this subject, you can solve all your miseries and attachments to the world. In this body, in the astral body, and in the causal body, our soul is mind-ridden, it cannot get free from the mind. But when it rises above the causal plane, then the soul is pure. When the Third Eye is opened, when it enters into Heaven, then it is free from the mind. When it is free from the mind, at once it gets the Water of Life and the Bread of Life. It is a law. When you one time get the beautiful vision of your inner Beloved, you will be lost there. You will have a ruling passion in your life. It is so easy a subject, but people are bewildered due to ignorance. They are taught something, but they are given something else. Everybody will say, “Yes, this is this, this is this,” but they will not be able to give you this experience, because it is a gift from Him (God). Nobody in the world says that He (God) alone gives it to you. If you know the competency of your Master and you learn and yearn, He will give it to you. You know if you have a worldly love, you give your heart. Where you give the heart, you also give the head. What does it mean to give the head? You give your intellect and mind also. You are wavering in the world, I tell you. It is constant learning and yearning. There is nothing that is to be put inside you from outside; everything is already there. This serene love is there, it is wavering inside, but we do not go to that place. Nobody can help you to go to that place, because this is your subject which you must learn. Otherwise, there is no way out.

Better not to meditate than to meditate (in the wrong way). If you meditate only with the help of mind, if you meditate to fulfil wishes, this is a death-trap.

Kabir says, “There are ten avatars and many gods and goddesses who have come into the world. But they are of no use to you, since the weed is growing on their heads and they cannot see the Water of Life.” When they cannot see the Water of Life, how can they give the Water of Life? So man is the highest rung in the whole creation. He is supreme in this creation – he is the first image of God. The child is loveable to the Father and human birth is the right criteria to go back home. If this opportunity is lost, who will save you? Our life in the world is very short, very short. All Masters tell us, it is but for four days. Some Masters tell us, it is only as short as one breath, as compared to the eternal life that we have to live with our Father inside. We are leading this life for only one breath, it is so short, and in so short a time we have to do a lot of work. Masters tell us, “Yearn for it, try to live with it, there are only two things to learn from the lives of Masters: Live and do for Him! If really you live and do for Him, your whole purpose is solved. You know, when Masters come into the world, they live hundred percent for others. Their purpose is different. At least we must live for our Self. We only will prefer to live for our Self if really we live for others. We create tentacles on others and then we say, “We are living for ourselves!” – No, this is attachment. This leads to a further subject about our home and home-affairs, how we can set our homes, how we can develop our children. This all leads to a very big subject, I tell you. It is not a little subject – only a little is told to you. This subject is so wide and that you have to learn throughout your life. Every time it becomes more and more bright. When you become the conscious co-worker of the divine plan, you will learn each and everything by yourself. Because you will read that very Bible which is within. Everything came from inside. The question is within, the answer is within. Suppose, you put me one question that is very important for you, and if I give you the wrong answer, you would never compromise with me, since you have the right answer within you. So far you do not get the right answer from me, you would never compromise with me. Because the right answer is within you. Everything is within – not outside.

So please, all these things, which are coming out of various kinds of meditation, this is not in your interest but connects you with the negative aspect of life, rather Masters tell us, “It is a death-trap”. Go back to your holy scripture! If you follow the teaching of Christ, you are true Christians. To be a true Christian, a true Sikh, to be a true Hindu, it is one and the same – these are the (outer) labels. We all have to become human beings. He, who is a human being, he is a true Christian. Never so far in the world, any competent Master created a religion in the world. Rather religion came into being only after the physical departure of those competent Masters but by the so-called followers of the faith. So God made man and man-made religion.

I am not going to bind you in any religion, in any sect or “ism”; remain, but become a true Christian. If you become a true Christian, you are a living example in the world – you are a  human being.

*(This sound, that starts from there, is negative and has nothing to do with the sound-experience given by the competent Master.)

Extracts from lectures held by Dr. Harbhajan Singh, in Graz, July 10, 1991, and in Landshut, September 17, 1991

Impressions from Kirpal Sagar (part 3)


 

Dear friends,

I want to share with you some photos of this wonderful place, Kirpal Sagar.
Much love to all of you.
Didi

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

God is a being and this being is you (video 2 minutes)


 
Dear friends,

I herewith would like to share a wonderful video with you.
 

 

Be warmly greeted from Kirpal Sagar

Didi

 
 

We are all ONE – video (5 minutes)


 

Dear friends,

I would like to share a video of Kirpal Sagar to emphasize the essence of spirituality: Oneness and love. Sant Kirpal Singh brought this place to life to remind us that the drop is merged with the Ocean, that nothing is separated.

 

 

Thanks for your attention and stopping by, dear friends 🙂
From heart to heart
Didi

 

 

So-called masters


 

 

So-called masters

What a mire the world is lost in! It doesn’t know a Saint from a charlatan!
O my brother, just because someone has collected a group of followers, does that make him a holy man?

Kabir

It matters what we want to attain

Sant Kirpal Singh describes it as follows: There are Masters and masters, with due deference to all. It is for us to see what we get. Those who are after worldly things or supernatural powers or mind-reading or perhaps healing are really not after God. These are side issues. They get that thing and that is all, but they do not get God.

Why is gurudom in disrepute today?

Modern gurus are generally political at heart. They have an axe to grind – to make money and get honour and respect. They are not concerned with the well-being of the people. Their object is to impress the people by their hypocrisy, deceit, and falsehood. You may be taken in by these methods.

What did Christ say: “Beware of the false prophets who come in sheep’s clothing but are ravening wolves.” They appear to be very polite. The only criterion can be one who can give you a lift, open the inner eyes so that you see there is light there; not tell you that you’ll get it in due course. What another criterion can there be, tell me? Their propaganda? No! There is no dearth of propaganda anywhere. Money can buy anything. Propaganda can be paid for. But what is the criterion? Can he open the inner eye, remove the darkness from within for you to see? There you say, “God is Light”.

Sant Kirpal Singh

 

So-called masters

“Tricky people create confusion and the confused follow them as their Master and out of confusion they do not leave. To create confusion in one’s heart is the act of “so-called poles” (who claim to be a Master or a competent teacher but do not have any competency). Directly or indirectly they are connected with the negative power. They themselves do not know the consequences of that play and cannot explain it to others. Preacher and followers are under illusion, which they think to be an act of God.”

“Miracles, which are a play of the astral powers, affect such people and bring them into the fold of the negative power. Those who enjoy the miraculous powers are devoid of the positive and the higher values of life, (they cannot regain them) till they really find the way to an awakened person.”

The miracles shown by those confused people are the outbursts of the astral effects in the physical world and bring them lots of diseases of the mind. Thus the diseases of the mind are due to the astral effects on the mind. In other words, mental diseases or the diseases of the mind are astral diseases. Most of the people wish to gain peace of the mind, and they can be easily misled by the negative power and the astral effects upon them.

Very rare are such people who have no desires and whose wishes are fulfilled without having any desire. They are the blessed ones to whom God reveals all they need. All others are thus (due to their wishes) bound in giving and taking since there is no (possibility of getting) free out of grace without the gracious Master. Thus all such people lose their capital, and their interests are increasing till they have lost the whole capital and also the positive vision.

Its likings in an always finer and more subtle way, and there is no end to this desire. Thus one feels even happier when one sees something in the astral vision. But he is ignorant and does not know this play which is mere smoke and dust. The miracles which appear due to one’s wishes, affect one’s mind and the thoughts remain involved.

The fruit of life is within the belief of the Master

One may outwardly pose like a Master, one may create oneself to be a holy person and start proving a great holy personality with the help of bookish knowledge, but the inner life is not changed. For how long will such acting and posing continue? At last, the cat will be out of the bag. For how long will people trust?

One may put a silken cloth on dirt, the bad smell will be emitted from there. Acting and posing have taken the place of true living. Those who act well are taken into good books. When people have bitter experiences for want of their demand, they call names (him who was not able to give them something). They should (complain) since they had given their head and heart. So Master says, “Believe only when you see yourself.” Without seeing, sometimes belief becomes a mystery, and to solve it may take one’s whole life.

Master tells us: “Reading, writing, feelings, emotions. drawing inferences are all subject to error, seeing is above all.”

All worldly disputation is fake and futile.

There are two pieces of knowledge – one of the heart and the other relating to bookish knowledge. The knowledge of the heart is light and full of intoxication. It is easy to carry either during life or after life. Whereas the bookish knowledge is a burden of many sighs and is difficult to carry.

Saints have respect for the bookish knowledge provided one moves further to attain it in practical form. Otherwise, this theoretical knowledge is liable to forget. In the scriptures, there is written about God, but God is not there. Without practical knowledge, there can be strains of various degrees, which leads to illusion and delusion.

The “so-called saints” in the world are devoid of that practical knowledge but are well versed with the theoretical aspect of life which they have grasped from the experience of others. They advise others (in spite of) their fake and suspicious conduct. They preach the truth but they act the other way. There is a difference between day and night between their inner and outer life. It is the highest time to rely on the experience of our past competent Masters, which are in accordance with the holy scriptures, and to develop the sincere wish to have those experiences ourselves. And this very same experience we should demand (from a Master). One should create a ruling passion to get the highest gift of life and never remain (contented) in those experiences limited to one’s intellect and mind. Where the world’s philosophies end, there the religion starts. The physical, astral, and causal regions are the worlds made by physical, astral, and causal matter, and they have no importance for us and have nothing to provide. Whatever exists there is not the heritage of the soul but is rather the food and heritage of mind and intellect. What the soul wants is the longing (for God) and the reunification with Him.

Written by Dr. Harbhajan Singh

 

 
 
 

Impressions of Kirpal Sagar (part 2)


 
 
My dear friends, I had a good arrival to India, Kirpal Sagar, Ocean of Grace, a place full of harmony and under an atmosphere of high vibration – what a beautiful place to dive into love and peace. Now I would like to share with you some more photos of this place of Unity and Oneness for man and mankind:

 
Enjoy and have a good time 🙂

With love and warm regards to all of you.
Didi