On His last Punjab-tour in October 1973, Sant Kirpal Singh visited the Agriculture Farm located near Nawanshar. There was one room made of mud and one Pacca-room beside a little room for the water-pump. Master stayed there nearly for fifteen minutes. He took water from the water-pump and a grain of rice. Then He blessed Kirpal Sagar which now has been built beside the Farm.
With due permission of the Master, the name Manav Kendra was changed to Kirpal Sagar before Sant Kirpal Singh left His physical body. Kirpal means ‘Grace’, Sagar means ‘Ocean’ – thus the name Kirpal Sagar means ‘Ocean of Grace’.
Master wants from heart that everyone should do the work (selfless service): Everyone should put his head and heart to do that work. It is His earnest desire, a desire from His heart, because He loves each child and wants to develop everyone. He is not having any connection with us on the physical level, but His contact is direct with the soul.
So blessed are those who are chosen for this purpose; they are very fortunate. Master always laid stress upon this subject (the importance of selfless service). Because in the lives of all competent Masters and their devotees, there was only one way: To live and to do for Him! And this is the ultimate goal. If the disciple is obliged to the Master, he says, “I have to do whatever my Master would tell me, it is my highest duty to obey His order.”
Background of Kirpal Sagar
The place which Sant Kirpal Singh has chosen for Kirpal Sagar has also a background which first was not known to us. When we started the construction work, people from the surroundings came to us, and one of them told that an old person had been living there whose name was Chattar Singh; he was considered to be mad. To that place the cows were taken for grazing, and he used to sit along with the boys there. He never would return to his home, he stayed overnight in the forest, which was full of snakes. There was also a certain animal which always attacks man. It is not injurious, but its teeth are very sharp. One time, when taking rest, he was bitten by this animal and his nose was bleeding. Those boys wanted to take him to the doctor nearby for dressing the wound, but he said, “No, there is a hospital, I have got it dressed over there.”
Sometimes the boys used to say, “Old man, you are smelling, you should take a bath.” He would reply, “Yes, here is a Sarovar, a holy tank, I’m always taking a bath there.” When they offered him to share their food, he answered, “No, there is a big common kitchen here, I always take the food from here.” All the time he used to tell such things, and he even said, “There is a big temple, a house of God.” So all people called him a mad person, who is seeing things where other people don’t see anything. Now those persons from the neighbourhood believe that he was a holy man.
So, holy places are already fixed by the Masterpower. Kings, premiers, and rich persons can create cities, but holy places are built only by the Masters, they are built in the omnipresence of the Masterpower. The guidance of the Master continues every moment, and in spite of many problems in the beginning the commissioned Manav Kendra could be constructed.
It belongs to all human beings of the world
Kirpal Sagar is a common ground for all people to get together, irrespective of caste, colour, creed, religion or country. It belongs to all human beings of the world. In Kirpal Sagar no religion but the basic teaching of all religions is taught, which is one and the same and has been written with one opinion.
To keep the various outer rituals and rites of the different religions with their basic signification is no bar to true religion. Every religion teaches the universal teaching of the universal link among all human beings – the Brotherhood of Men under the Fatherhood of God. Religion is a very smooth pattern and a way to realize one’s self, if one rises above the shackles of the religion.
Kirpal Sagar is neither being built in the memory of Sant Kirpal Singh, nor is it a personal wish. It was the wish of Sant Kirpal Singh which is being fulfilled by all devoted disciples of Him.
Moreover, who learns and yearns or who wants to learn and yearn can also work in Kirpal Sagar, as it is the work of God, done by man but inspired by God. This is the highest but the rarest chance that ever comes in the life of a human being.
More details about Kirpal Sagar:
Suffering needs help, understanding, empathy
Who still passes by quietly, untouched?
Who still shows carelessness, indifference?
Who still is hiding behind excuses?
Who still thinks just of him/herself now?
People are divided in opinions
Thoughtlessly and thoughtfully
Some are caring, others easygoing
Some are warm-hearted, some cold-hearted
Pandemic needs masks, protection
People who understand human service
Not only to protect themselves,
But first of all to protect others
Suffering needs help, understanding, compassion
Today I would like to present the Charitable Hospital of Kirpal Sagar.
May God bless you all
Kirpal Charitable Hospital
No one can be said to have been born for himself alone, for none can be an island unto himself.
To serve the needy, sick and starving, is also a sideline, more effective than mere preaching.
Sant Kirpal Singh
Since it was the wish of Sant Kirpal Singh to help the needy with medical care, the Kirpal Charitable Hospital was the first facility within the project which took up its function in 1983.
Poor and needy people are getting free medical treatment and medicine. Homeopathic, allopathic and naturopathic therapies are applied by doctors from India and Germany. Furthermore, ambulances reach out to remote villages at central gathering points, such as schools to provide medical care for people.
From time to time eye specialists from the Indian Government come to Kirpal Sagar to perform eye operations. A dentist’s practice at the hospital provides dental care for the people of the neighbouring area and also for the students of the Kirpal Sagar Academy.
Also preparations for a Medical College are in progress. Students of this Medical College will perform their practical training within the hospital.
I would like to express my gratitude to all those people who, in these difficult times, are doing their utmost to save lives, to provide food and medicine, to all those who, in one way or another, make their contribution to humanity. In particular, I would like to thank all doctors, nurses, and carers, carers of those who are sick and needy, all emergency services! – You are doing a truly great job! The whole world is looking at you, you are the true heroes of this pandemic.
My heart beats for you, my respect is with you! Thank you for your presence!
You are also the hope of the world thereafter: For you show with your courage, your humanity, that the differences from person to person can be overcome, only through your self-sacrificing help. If we all orient ourselves towards such help, then it is possible to build a new world that is no longer oriented towards ego and selfishness, but that provides for the service of man, unconditionally, selflessly. Then we can finally understand that we are all in the same boat…
Thank you so much!
Be all warmly embraced
In Kirpal Sagar, we have also started to build an Old People’s Home (about 24 years ago) that possibly will be the biggest in whole India giving accommodation for about 1000 elderly people in the future. So the social aspect plays also an important role besides the spiritual aspect in Kirpal Sagar where a man can develop as a real man to practice service to man, service to the land, and service to one’s own soul.
To you all greetings from my heart
Old people’s home
The old people’s home was opened in 1994 during the World Conference on Human Unity held in Kirpal Sagar.
Due to the prevailing poverty, many elderly people in India, although they are loved by their families, do not have a pleasant life. The elderly people with their life experience will be able to give their advice and help each other. They have also learned certain professions. If they are able to guide others, they can be of invaluable help for unskilled people working on the project.
It will be possible for them to deal with the meaning of human life, and even in old age, they will be able to understand what they have not yet understood. In this way, their lives can come to a peaceful and gentle end.
Those who want to serve selflessly have the opportunity to do so here. You can choose from the various activities of the project to find a job that suits you. In this way, they can find fulfilment in the service to their fellow man and can live in a carefree manner, in an atmosphere that is entirely focused on their physical and spiritual well-being.
The world itself is not bad
Man makes her bad
He has too little respect
Exploits the earth selfishly
Defends with claws and teeth
What belongs to the world, belongs to all of us
He does not know fair distribution, sharing
All he knows is: that’s what I want, that’s mine…
His selfishness will bring him down to his knees
Will he learn before it’s too late?…
Tears fill the sky
Of millions of crying hearts
Each of them walking
Through dark times
Oceans full of bloody tears
Lose their voice in storms
Lost fates, drowned screams
In the ocean of life
Such voices whisper in my heart
Need someone to listen
A ray of sunshine
To warm their broken hearts
With the prayer of my heart
May all who suffer in deep pain
Detach from darkness, tormenting states
To take a bath in light
My tears accompany you
With showers of hope
Rain of good wishes
To wash away your pain
You are not alone, my friend
Your pain is felt
Your voice heard
In the depth of my heart
My answer, dear brother, sister:
Love and light to you
Rise above agony
Seize courage, a new beginning…
May the ray of my love
Reach your heart
Give some solace
And be a lamp in the night…
My dear friends all over the world
Life is a roller-coaster
We smile and are happy in good times
And we mourn and cry in bad times
When misfortune knocks at our door
Lets remember to be a beacon
For all lost ships in darkness
In doing so we overcome our own pain
Service and help are the features of light
To give and share unconditionally
To fight poverty and desparation
To bring people on their feet again
Words of hope can encourage
Deeds may reach lost hearts
Enlight their sad fate
To regain forgotten smiles
Let us put our heads and hearts together
Our hands in mutual service and help
To bring courage and strength
To those who suffer
Noone is foreign to us
We are all brothers and sister in Him
We all are one family – human beings…
If we humans face trouble
Merit great suffering
Our humanity awakes
Then we help each other
With open heart
Not asking from where we come
What colour, religion we have
We are then one in distress
Standing together from man to man
Back in our everyday life we fall asleep again
In anonymity, distance, old habits
Foreign people who lay in their arms
Now avoid eye contact
So let us keep this humanity alive
Not just in bad times, but also in good times
Let us be aware of this deep happiness
Of this unique unity – as we are all One
With selfless help any time…