Body, mind, and soul – by Sant Kirpal Singh

 
 

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

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

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

Sant Kirpal Singh

 
 

Detached Life

We are like a vessel
That enriches, fills
With dripping life
Branded in body and spirit

Every drop that falls
Is a moment of time
Accumulated life
Perpetuated memory

Drop by drop
Filling the vessel
Spirit and body
Between life and death

The last drop falls
Detaches the spirit from the body
Makes it ready for new worlds
As a phoenix rising from the ashes…

Who moves from life to life

DidiArtist 19.07.2021

Transience and Eternity

The body travels
Through time and space
Changes in the shadow
Of the light
While the soul remains
Observer, prisoner
Of the mind
Between transition and eternity

DidiArtist, 03.07.2021

Embodied soul

We are only a willing instrument
Of our body and mind
But our spirit, our soul
Is much more than that…

Let’s find out…

DidiArtist, 01.07.2021

“Man! Know Thyself” – by Sant Kirpal Singh – Part 4

Dear friends,

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

Click to access Man_know_thyself_ENGL.pdf

Peace and harmony in your heart
Didi

Life Beyond Death

Saints say that nature has designed man to leave his physical body at will, transcend to higher planes, and then return to the body. They help each aspirant personally and each receives a practical experience, however little it may be, during the very first sitting at the time of Initiation. A person who is competent to give a man this personal experience of withdrawal or separation (temporary) from the body, and who can thus put him on the way back to God, is a genuine Master, Saint, or Satguru. The heads of different religious organizations were intended to do just this, but we may judge for ourselves their efficacy today.

The first-hand experience we receive, through the kindness of a real Saint, is in itself the solution to the problem of death. According to the Bible, “Unless you are born anew, you cannot enter into the Kingdom of God.” So to be born anew is to leave one’s body and enter into the beyond – a transition from the physical to the astral plane. Some day we have to leave this temporary structure which, like a building of bricks and mortar, deteriorates with time. There is no appeal to the laws of nature against the “death sentence.” We fear death because of the agony and suffering which it brings, and also because of the uncertainty that lies ahead in the beyond. We fear illness because it brings us near death’s door; so we struggle to live though we know that our end is certain. No soothing words from doctors, friends, relatives or priests can bring peace and comfort to our minds at the time that nature’s destructive process commences. This is the natural course of things and we cannot deceive nature.

What then is the remedy? There is only one way out of this abyss of despair: to adopt and accustom ourselves, during our lifetime, to nature’s process of the withdrawal of the spirit current from the body, while still in a conscious state. This may be done with the help of a Master, and may be accomplished without any suffering or trouble whatever. This is not only a possibility but is a remarkable fact. Our joy will know no bounds when we come into possession of the secret that has baffled man for so many centuries. We become supermen, having possession of a key to peace and heaven, the life of which we had till then only read about in sacred scriptures. Arise, therefore, and awake! before it is too late to put this science into practice. If we observe closely the process of death in a dying man, we see the pupils of his eyes turn upwards a little (afterwards they may return to normal) and then he becomes senseless. But when they draw upwards too much, he dies. Life ebbs out via the root of the eyes and becomes disconnected from the ties of the physical body and the sense organs. Knowledge of this process and the method by which we may travel this way during our very lifetime is the solution to the problem of death. No physical exercises are necessary; there are no drugs to swallow and no blind faith to cultivate. The mystery of life and death is solved easily with the help of a Master Saint, who will give you an experience of the process and put you on the highway to the inner realms. Even when acting indirectly through an authorized agent, He still remains the responsible Power. Distance is immaterial to the Masters.

What is there to be gained by this process? This cannot be described in words. At the time of Initiation, the aspirant sees the real light within him, whereas normally the inner eye is covered by a thick veil of darkness. He then realizes that the tradition of the lighted candle found in churches and temples is to remind him of the Divine Light of Heaven within. This light grows to the radiance of several suns put together as he advances on the way. He understands that the unceasing internal sound he contacts within is the divine link called “Word” by Christ, Kalma and Nida-i-Asmani in the Koran, Nad in the Vedas, Udgit in the Upanishads, Sarosha by the Zoroastrians, and Naam and Shabd by the Saints and Masters. In time, he meets the Master within, talks to Him face to face, and is henceforth certain of His grace, guidance and protection wherever he may go, even to the other end of the world. With such evident proofs before him, he is now confident of himself and of the science. Only then can he be called a theist in the true sense of the word, and can smile at those who talk of religion as a fool’s paradise, a phantom conjured up by crafty priests, and the opium of the masses. He has found a sure ingress through the doorway of heaven in this life, and is on the threshold of viewing, both internally and externally, the secrets of nature. He is truly “knocking at the door of heaven” or “tapping inside.” Words of opposition cannot shake his faith in the science as the Master guides him onward. Death becomes a voluntary process. Past, present and future merge into one, and he grasps the incontestable truth, the essence of being, in the palm of his hand. Liberated from the body, which now appears as a husk without the kernel, he knows that he is soul, an inseparable part of the Eternal Spirit, and so he presses onward to his original source. The world appears as a dream to him, but under the instructions from his Master, he returns to his mundane life, wise and fearless in the discharge of his duties.

 

 

Sant Kirpal Singh spoke to Bhaji after He has already left the body

 

 

Bhaji said: “When Master left His body, I felt His pulse with my hand, but He answered my prayer.” “Do not be sad, I am not leaving you. I am in you.” “What Master said could not be heard outside, it was inside, and inside my body it could be heard like (the words of) a holy scripture”, Bhaji said.

Also Christ said: “I shall never leave thee nor forsake thee till the end of the world.”…

 
 

Spirit and Matter

 
power and control
 

What controls the body?
The body controls the body?
The car controls the car?
Or does the spirit
Inside the body controls the body?
The driver controls the car?

When we are spirit
Then we are not body
Body is not life
Because when life withdraws
From the body
Then it is dead, rudderless

Spirit is life
Mind: A mixture
Of spirit and body
Embodied spirit
Illusion, Maya
Punched wine

Sunbeam wants to return
To the sun
Spirit to spirit
Dust to dust…

DidiArtist, 02.11.2020

 
 

Borrowed Happiness

 

 

Every possession only possesses us…
Embedded in our ego, mind
Imprisons, steals our attention
In the focus of worldly pleasures
To make us believe
We are the owner
Own, possessing things
Identified with them
Distracted for one reason…

Who is the real owner?…

DidiArtist, 17.03.2020

 
 
 

Eternity, transitoriness

 

 

The body is transitory
Like a wave in time
Which changes constantly

The power that dwells within
Is mysterious silence, sound
Light and eternity

Outside everything changes
Inside rests the eternal now
Timeless ocean, golden love…

DidiArtist, 08.03.2020

 

Forgotten what we are

 
 

 

Disembodied is our Home
There is some power in the body
That controls it
But we think
We are bodies
Are identified
With matter and dust
Buy dust and material
Through wishes, money
Matter to matter
Dust to dust
Purchased happiness
Accumulated power

Disembodied is our Home
As we are spirit and light
Conscious beings
Prisoners in the fog
Of mind and ego
With distracted attention
Have forgotten who we are
Lost our purpose of life
Are blind, outside and inside
Have eyes only for illusion
Are chess pieces on the battlefield
Of positive and negative forces

Are fighting against each other
And do not see the brotherhood
The light in every heart
The source of sunlight
Forgotten that we are one
Separated from light through darkness
May we become a lighthouse
For searchers of the truth
Out there on the dark sea
Showing the way to light with light

Consciousness, fire of right understanding
Torchbearers, igniting the light within the hearts…

DidiArtist, 28.09.2020

 
 
 

Meeting inside

 

The body separates us
From each other
We see, feel, hear, taste and think
Through these clashing walls
Borders of the spirit
Touch locked-in prisions

Inside we open the doors
Gates of united unities
Are one in all
All in One
Free of matter
Being in being

The key lies
In our heart
Language of love
Sunshine, beams
Communicate
Living light

Drop in the Ocean
Ocean in the drop…

DidiArtist, 12.06.2018

 

Excretion of Matter and Spirit

 

 

The body eats, digests
A process of absorbing energy
Excrects redundant material

The soul nourishes itself, digests
A process to tank energy
Excretes dreams

Body and soul utilize
Matter to matter
Spirit to spirit

Both are changing
Become newborn substances
Event horizon: of matter and spirit

Dreams made of stardust…

DidiArtist, 25.07.2020

 
 

Voyage of Life

 

 

Every living creature has a helmsman inside
Who determines the direction,
Which function is used
Who controls the body

It is the mind that guides us
Has intentions, fulfils wishes
A ship swaying
On the ocean of life

The soul watches the goings-on
The voyage past cliffs and coasts
Through storms and shallow waters
How the ship conquers islands

When the journey ends along the horizon
Breaks the sail, the ship sinks
The helmsman plunges into the unknown
The soul, the captain, leaves the ship last

Becomes captain on a new ship
Again with a helmsman on board
A new journey begins
In the air a voice: Land in sight…

DidiArtist, 23.07.2020

 

Body and spirit

 

 

Years go by
One after another
Body wilted
Split into
Folds and wrinkles
While beauty arises
A flower of wisdom
Inner grandeur
Garlands around your heart

Aged eyes full of love
Spreading light around
Reveal intensive life
Experienced in ups and downs
Express a winning smile
Timeless sunshine
Rays that say Yes
To the very moment

Body in the wake of time
Blossoms from outside
To inside
Gives birth
To many children:
Happiness, contentment
Embracing love, witty wisdom
Flowing in the veins of your spirit

Sharing love unconditionally
Love that has no age…

DidiArtist, 04.06.2019

 
 

Touched by Eternity

 

 

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

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

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

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

Rise in divine light and sound…

DidiArtist, 01.06.2019

 
 

Dream within the light

 

 

Virtual world slips in me
A body of three dimension
Travels through this world
Dream of reality

Equipped with senses
A world of holographies
Artificial intelligence
Programmed touches

Same recognizes same
Interactive communications
Receiver and sender
Information in exchange

I feel this dream as real
Touch it with fingers
Watch it with eyes
Listen its magic sounds

Taste information on the tongue of my being
Feeling a mixture of light and shadow
Weaving my dream I live in
As living pieces of a puzzle

This world is just a dream
Time to wake up
To see that I am light
To pass this drunken night

DidiArtis, 03.10.2018

 

Food for the soul

 

Soul recipe

Faith in God,
Harmony and light
Love and no fight
Respect – a lot
Share and care
To be always fair

Language of the heart
Never be apart
Compassion spiced
Spreading like Christ
Scent of unity
Within community

Egofree life
Without selfish styles
Self-made strife
But heartful smiles
Odour of pure heart
Inner food, divine art

DidiArtist, 10.05.2018