Quote: “No license to walk the wrong path…” – by Lord Krishna


 
 

 
 

“Man! Know Thyself” – by Sant Kirpal Singh – Part 8


Dear friends,

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

http://spirituality.unity-of-man.org/images/Man_know_thyself_ENGL.pdf

Peace and harmony in your heart
Didi

The Science

In the physical body, two main currents are working that control life: one a motor current (breathing or prana) and the other a sensory current, which may also be called attention or surat. The Masters ignore the former so that the breathing is not interfered with and the life process goes on. The sensory current ramifies throughout the entire body, but its main centre lies between and behind the two eyebrows, along with the mind. We have to withdraw the sensory current or spirit to its centre.

 

Initiation

The mind will not allow man to have knowledge of the soul. Its nature is to seek pleasure and its constant fluctuations are difficult to subdue. Attuning one’s self with the internal sound current is the best way to calm the mind and practice concentration. It does not matter what school of thought or society a man may belong to. He has not to convert himself and can remain where he is. There are no hard and fast rules, no rituals, no ceremonies, no pomp and show, no offering of gifts, not even of flowers. All that a disciple has to do is to enter inside and henceforth consider the body as his laboratory. With regard to the theory, he has to understand the following, which is briefly the pith of what he will hear at Satsangs:

1) The Master is not the body, He is the Power functioning through the body and uses it to teach and guide man in much the same way as a spirit uses a medium. Only in bodily form will the disciple be able to recognize his Master in the higher regions and here on earth.

2) The Master is Shabd, Word, Nad, etc., all of which refer to the God-into-expression Power of light and sound principle. By having contact with this Power, man is led back to his true home.

3) For the sake of those who are disillusioned with life, and who yearn for permanent happiness and peace away from the world and its worries, the Word assumes a body to afford them solace. The Bible says, “Word was made flesh and dwelt amongst us.” Once a disciple contacts this Word (which is done at the time of Initiation by the Master), the audible form of this Word resides within him every moment of the day and night and never leaves him – not even after the end of man’s physical existence on earth. It will go with him and stay with him until he achieves the final goal. The Word is also known as the voice of God or the sound current, and is the Life impulse given by the Master at the time of Initiation. It may be heard as a sound coming from a distance and gradually develops into such sweetness that no music on earth can excel it. It is the Water of Life, the Spring of Immortality, the Elixir of Life, the Nectar of Spirituality, etc., that is spoken of in Holy Books.

4) Man has an inner eye with which he can see within himself all the higher regions when the veil is rent asunder by a competent living Master. In this state he remains perfectly conscious and undergoes amazing experiences. To ascend into the higher regions without a competent Master is fraught with dangers.

 

Simran

The repetition of the Holy Names is given to the disciple at the time of Initiation as a guard against all dangers. It acts also as a password to all spiritual planes, gives strength and sustenance to the body and mind during trouble and afflictions, brings the soul nearer to the Master, is instrumental in achieving concentration, and imparts many other diverse powers. Simran taught by a so-called master is just a bunch of words. But these very words become electrified when charged with the attention and grace of a real Master.

Initiation commences with the explanation and description of inner spiritual regions and the way in which the path is to be pursued. The opening of the inner vision to see the inner regions, with their distinct heavenly lights, together with the contact with the divine link or sound current, constitutes the practical side of Initiation. Daily practice of these, combined with Simran, is meditation. In addition to this, the Master gives instructions on pure and simple living, the need of devoting regular time to the practices, and other words of sound advice. The whole ceremony takes from two to three hours. Diaries of one’s spiritual progress must be kept and the mistakes of old and new disciples are corrected from time to time to insure progress.

 

 

Man – like a chameleon


 

What colours do we adopt?

The colour of pride?
Of happiness?
Of love?
Of hate?
Of humbleness?
Of egotism?
Of peace?
Of anger?
Of compassion?
Of sexual desires?
Of unattachment?
Of dependence?
Of greed?
Of independence?
Of darkness?
The colour of light?

We adopt just this colour
According to the reaction of our mind…

However, we are not mind and body
We are a collective consciousness
Drop of the Ocean beyond beginning and end
Connected to each other in this “higher Self”

Colour of life and light

DidiArtist, 22.06.2014

 

High time


 

 

Let us bury the fear of each other
Let us find each other
Let us build trust and confidence
Let love take a seat in our hearts and minds
Let us help each other
Let us overcome differences, all problems
Let us create thoughts of a positive nature
Let us stretch out our hands
Let us build a world of peace and happiness
Let us open our hearts:
Policy of love
Religion of love
Justice of love
Togetherness of love
Oneness of love
Humanity of love

Let our children say:
We have made it…

DidiArtist, 09.06.2019

 
 

Unequal Perspectives


 

 

Only who experiences the same
Or things similar
Is able to understand
Able to know

How many mistakes, misunderstandings arise
from the inequality of experiences?
How many prejudices are fired off
Without a common foundation?

Inner experiences
Cannot be shared
Nor discussed or transferred
They must be lived through…

DidiArtist, 05.05.2019

 
 

Dictated foe image


 

Grown up with foe images
To stoke up hate and violence
Competition of good and bad
Of mutual menaces

Lies and propaganda
In the name of justice
Protecting people and country
To stir up conflicts

Who has an interest
To sow hostilities
That humans fight
Against each other?

Creating a devision
In one’s own head
A battlefield of oneself
A fire of the mind

Battles carried outside
Not knowing
That our biggest enemy
Lies inside in ourselves

Who or what obtains an advantage
Of this human weakness?

DidiArtist, 28.11.2013

 

Outer and inner knowledge


 

 

Outer knowledge fills us
With learnt and book knowledge
Is empty knowledge
Of no use for the soul

Outer knowledge and longing for God
May be the bridge to the shore soul
Once entered this knowledge turns
Loses, fades into emptiness

Inner knowledge empties us from us
Allows God to sit in us
In an empty vessel
The true knowledge of the soul

I or ego disappears
Transcendents, rises beyond
Mind and borders
Takes “shape” in All and Nothing

Inner knowledge is Oneness
Outer knowledge – separation
Outside overloaded
Inside empty…

Nothing is All
And All is Nothing…

DidiArtist, 18.07.2018

 

My world I dream of


 

Nations with no borders
Harmony between them
Religions come together
United in God
Brothers and sisters
In one voice
Interchanging help

Wappons burried
No more worried
Sun of unity
Speaking hearts
Hand in hand
Light in words
Truth in deeds

Happiness in every eye
Anchored humanity
In all hearts
Free from violence
From hate and anger
Lust and ego
Detached from wishes

Hand in hand
Bondage of love
Between nations, peoples
Cultures and people
No more wars
Not in words
Not in deeds
But lovely thoughts

United – One
Brotherhood
Humanity
Living truth
Living love
In every house

DidiArtist, 01.07.2017

 

 

Do not think evil of others – by Sant Kirpal Singh


 

An excerpt from the book: “Morning Talks” – by Sant Kirpal Singh

 

 

Once Akbar, who was a great Emperor of India, was told by his minister that thoughts were very potent and that great care should be taken in what we think of others. Akbar asked his minister how he knew this. The minister said, “All right, I will give you a concrete example. Let us go outside.” So both of them went outside and they saw one man coming towards them at a distance of a few furlongs. The minister said to the king, “Look here, just think something about this man in your mind and when he comes near, you might ask him what crossed his mind at that time. You are only to look and think.” The king thought in his mind that this man should be shot. The man approached the king and the king asked him, “When you saw my face, what thoughts crossed your mind?” The man said, “Emperor, excuse me, but I thought that I should beat you with my fists and break your head.” So thoughts are very potent. If you think evil of others, the other man will react. You should be careful how you speak to people. If you speak ill to another and say “You are a fool” and things like that, or if somebody calls you a name and you react in the same way, what is the result? There will be a flare-up. A man calls you once, twice and that results in a fight. This is by words, their very root is the thought. A man speaks out of the abundance of his heart. Whatever is lying there, those things take the form of words, then words lead to fighting. So don’t hurt the feelings of others, in thought, word or deed.

 

 

Selfless Service – by Sant Kirpal Singh


An excerpt from the book: “Morning Talks” by Sant Kirpal Singh

 

 

Selfless service is done in two ways. The first way is physical service. If somebody is sick, go and serve him. Shall I see somebody in need, hungry, naked, poor fellow? The Masters have always been for the poor, for the needy, to console them, to raise them up to the level of every man. If we do that, if everyone would share with others, there would be no poor in the world. Why are men so needy and hungry? Because we don’t share. So by sharing with others, our self expands. At the very moment of giving you feel a little joy within. That is the compensation you get, direct. But whenever you give, don’t give with the hope that you will have a return. Give for the sake of sharing with others. Sometimes we give for the reward that we will get in heaven. This is not the way, selfless giving is what is needed. This is one of the qualifications for one who would like to progress on the Spiritual way. So he is a man, who lives for others, who shares with others, with the needy, with the hungry, with those who are in very poor circumstances and cannot go on. What do we do? We feed our children very richly, while the children of our neighbours die of hunger. This is not what is wanted.

One of the Mohammedan saints, who happened to be a lady, once prepared to go to Mecca on pilgrimage. Mecca is a place of pilgrimage for Mohammedans and is located in Arabia. She had some money for the journey and as she was about start, she noticed some poor, hungry fellow in the neighbourhood. She gave away everything to him and so was not able to go to the place of pilgrimage. What was the result? An angel appeared to her and said that her pilgrimage had been accepted. You follow what is meant? The man who lives on his own earnings, earned by the sweat of his brow, honestly, and who shares with others, such a man only is fit to progress on the Spiritual way. Give not for the sake of compensation or return. Give for the sake of sharing with others. That is your duty towards your brothers and sisters.

A mother, whose children are hungry, will take out a morsel from her own mouth and give it to the children. She does not care for any return. So help others with that angle of vision, with that spirit. We give sometimes for show. That is only for name and fame. That charity is no charity. Christ said, “If one hand gives, the other hand should not know”. If one hand gives something, let not your other hand know about it. So this is what is meant by charity.

 

 

Believe in the heart


 

Tears in my heart,
Reflecting in the sun,
Smoothly carry life.
Flowers in the air,
Coloured in the breath.

You, the light ,
The path in moments,
Hand in hand,
To follow heart,
A rose of my life,
A dance of souls

Fountain of my happiness,
Life in my life,
How quickly a man can fall
On the edge of a mountain
With the wrong choice
That mind has suggested

Tears in my heart,
Listen to it,
And truth reveals;
For mind is blind,
Lost in the moment.

Listen to your heart
And feel the true colours
The rainbow touching you
Believe in the heart
Not in the mind
A fool of black and white

DidiArtist, 20.04.2010

 

Spoilt world


 

 

Power dictates what is good
What is bad
What is in fashion
What meaning one should have

Manipulation throughout the world
With money ruling along
Tailored egos, minds
Smell of egoistic ideals

Baits attract the mind
Packed in wishes
To bind attention
Injection of deceptive dreams

Confused people – victims of the system
Walk about with greedy eyes
Coloured in blood-red
Lustfully gaze through eyes hypnotized

Pink sky filled with endless wishes
Screaming market – ecstasy
Of more and more
Better and higher

Lost ideals sink in these clouds
Swamp of decadence
Battle between winners and losers
Heads falling down like leaves

Listen searcher of the truth
Keep your ideals high
And lead a life in light
Be a beacon in the night…

DidiArtist, 26.01.2019

 
 

Inner journey


 

The source of sunbeams
Is the sun
Divided rivers
Of attention
Flow in all directions
Of the world – source:
Ocean of consciousness

When jamming all the waters
From all rivers
Leaving this source
Flowing outside
Attention remains
Self-centered
Changing the direction
From out to in

Concentrated
As one attention
Inward journey
Through astral,
Causal, super-causal worlds
To the plane
Of pure consciousness
Nacked reality

Putting off the dresses
Of physical, astral,
Causal, super-causal bodies
While the inner journey continues

From there the real journey begins
To one’s eternal home – to the Absolute God…

DidiArtist, 09.04.2017

 

Story: Buddha rejects present


 

An Excerpt of the book “Morning Talks” by Sant Kirpal Singh

 

 

A man once went to Lord Buddha and began to insult Him like anything. He went on in this way for one, two, three hours, until it got dark. When night fell, he wanted to go away. So Lord Buddha said, “Well dear friend, just tell me one thing.” The man asked what Buddha wanted to know, to which Buddha replied, “If anybody brings some present to somebody and if that person does not accept it, with whom is it left?” The man replied, “With the person who brings that present.” “Well,” said Buddha, “the present you have brought, I don’t accept it.”

 

 

 

 

 

A projected world


 

 

The visible and invisible world
Is something becoming in being
A being in the becoming

Our perception realizes
The being, the reality
A reversed projection…

DidiArtist, 02.11.2019