Satsang, one of the three pillars of spirituality (part 5)


 

 

 

(Full text can be read here):
http://www.kirpalsingh-teachings.org/index.php/en/talks/third-world-tour/480-satsang-one-of-the-three-pillars-of-spirituality28.html
 

By Sant Kirpal Singh, in Oakton, Virginia, USA, 29 September, 1972

 
 
Further Soamiji says, “What is the whole creation? It is the expression of God. It all came out of Him. There is no place where He is not.”

The world, you see, is His expression only. The Masters give us an example: there is a tree that is a perfumed tree. When you rub a piece of the wood of that tree, it gives you perfume. Sandal, sandalwood, it is called. Soamiji says, “The whole world is a sandalwood tree.” It is said that the poisonous snakes are in contact with the sandalwood tree, lying around the tree – to give them some peace, or some satisfaction, you might say, or some cooling effect. When these snakes bite or sting somebody, the man who is stung feels like fire in that place, he gets a burning pain. Those snakes remain attached to the tree. Soamiji says, “If you want to have the juice of that tree, how will you have it? The only way is to cut the snakes with your sword and have the juice of the tree.” This is an example to show that this whole universe is the sandalwood tree – it is all God’s expression; but this delusion, the snake of delusion, is all around the tree. So what is the way out? How to rise above, come out of the delusion?

Soamiji says, “With the sword of ‘Gyan'”. What then is “Gyan”? “Knowledge”. “Gyan” is not just literary findings, but it is just rising above body-consciousness and coming in contact with the God-into-expression-Power and see Him. This is the true meaning of the word “Gyan”.

He says, “Take the sword of ‘Gyan'” – that is, rise above body-consciousness, – “and you will see. You will have that enjoyment of God within you.”

All Masters tell us how to come out of this delusion by rising above body-consciousness, which is the source of all delusion, because you are identified with the body, which is changing every moment of life; and the world around us, being made of matter, is also changing at the same rate as our body is changing. Because we are identified with this (body), the world appears to be stationary. If you come out of that delusion, you will find that your inner eye is open; you will see that it is all an expression of God outside. So, this is the way.

What will happen if you come in contact (with God), have a conscious, beatific vision of God? The result will be that all your sins which you have committed in the past up to this date, ever since you left the Father’s Home (Sach Khand), will be washed away.

He (Soamiji) gives an example: there are great stores of wood and if you just put a little fire in them, they will burn down to ashes. Similarly, you have got innumerable sins ever since you left the House of the Father. If you take a little bit of the light that the Master gives you, all of these sins will be burned away with it. The reason is that when you become a conscious co-worker of the divine plan, the ego is lost, who will suffer? In all other actions, good or bad, we are the doer: “As we sow, so shall we reap.” If you see that it is that Power which is working, not we, we are mere puppets in His hands, naturally there is nobody to bear the fruit of it. “As you sow, so shall you reap.” There is nobody to reap it because you have become a conscious co-worker of the divine plan. So, you can get that light from the Master. By coming in contact with that God-into-expression-Power, the two aspects of which are light and sound, you will burn away all your sins, accumulated ever since you have left the Father’s Home.

Masters always say, “Please, whatever you have been given, just stick to it like anything.” Now, Guru Ram Das says, “This is what the Master gives you.” And the Master – what is He? He is “Word made flesh.” He is light personified, He is sound personified. When you come near Him, that very thing which He personifies – the “Word made flesh” in its two aspects of light and sound – that radiates from the body of the Saint, the Master. If you just sit in that field or area and you become receptive, you will have that radiation. As is the case with perfumed flowers, if you sit by them – near them – you will get perfume, isn’t it so? Without touching them! If there is a room and you keep some perfumed flowers in it, the whole room will be perfumed. They say, “What to do? Just sit in the company, have a Satsang in the company of such Saints who are ‘Word made flesh’, and be receptive to them” not being like the man sitting in the church and thinking of the play-ground!

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Hidden errors in routines


 

Normal routines
Often contain
Hidden errors
Thats why they
Cannot be found
So easily
And become
Our automatism

DidiArtist, 17.06.2014

 

Spiritual Talk – by Sant Kirpal Singh and Biji Surinder Kaur (part 6)


 
 
Spiritual Talk – by Sant Kirpal Singh and Biji Surinder Kaur (part 1)
Spiritual Talk – by Sant Kirpal Singh and Biji Surinder Kaur (part 2)
Spiritual Talk – by Sant Kirpal Singh and Biji Surinder Kaur (part 3)
Spiritual Talk – by Sant Kirpal Singh and Biji Surinder Kaur (part 4)
Spiritual Talk – by Sant Kirpal Singh and Biji Surinder Kaur (part 5)
 
 
When we make our Atman, our soul, happy, then God is happy. And when God is happy, we can also eat the fruit in this world. Day and night the colour of Master is within us. And when the soul enters inside and recognizes the Father or the inner Husband, then the soul has no more attachments to this body.

Then God says to the soul, “You have been fully identified with the outer form of the body but once you had been a hansa (swan) in the Sarovar.” Kabir Sahib said, “O hansa, make your inside clean.” And further, “(O soul), once you were travelling with the pure hansas, but when you came into this world, you came in contact with dust and dirt.” Master resides in us, and when our soul gets stable within, one can feel it. And this Kaaba (the body), where He resides, is far better than thousands of outer Kaabas. He sees us all the time and He is developing us.

When we go inside, He is with us, while we are in the body, He becomes our friend. This is the stream (of grace) that comes from the competent Master. And by His grace, we get the colour now.

Seeing His grace, tears come out of our eyes. For a long time, our Beloved has been waiting for us within. And He, who alone has made friendship with you, has not turned towards others.

When the soul enters His home inside, it prays, “O Master, I am the passenger who has come from very far, don’t send me from Your door without giving anything! Since I went into the world of Maya, I have forgotten You. Today You have met me, and I don’t want ever to be separated from You again.”

Why did Master explain so much about this body? The body is not an outer machine (of attachment and lust). Master often used to tell how the Master-power created and prepared this body.

We cannot realize Bhakti or devotion by speaking about it – we have to go within to attain and to know it. And for this, we need the company of and the contact with the competent Master, so that our eye, with which the Master-power has blessed us, can be opened – the eye, where Master Himself resides. And with this eye, He sent us into the world so that we can see. But where should we go? We must go to the place of the inner bhakti, we have to enter there. Then one forgets the body, and then there is nothing but the soul and Him.

By Mrs. Biji Surinder Kaur, St. Gilgen, Austria, 30 July, 2000

Spiritual Talk – by Sant Kirpal Singh and Biji Surinder Kaur (part 4)


Spiritual Talk – by Sant Kirpal Singh and Biji Surinder Kaur (part 1)
Spiritual Talk – by Sant Kirpal Singh and Biji Surinder Kaur (part 2)
Spiritual Talk – by Sant Kirpal Singh and Biji Surinder Kaur (part 3)

The whole world was created by Him, and for him who understands, it is not difficult to attain Him. And those people, who have a bad destiny and who cannot attain Him, they only weep in this world. The root of consciousness of the competent Master is in this world and He gives consciousness to everybody. And we all who are sitting here are part of His light. And the light of a Bhakta, a devotee, is of no use if Master’s light does not shine through him. There is no place where His light does not shine. No low power can approach one in whom the light of God has been lit.

Where is He to be found? We can only find Him in us, and there we have to search for Him. For ages and ages, man has been suffering but was unable to search for God in his own self.

God, who has blessed you with this body, who has created it, He made your heart His temple. He gave it to you as a present to live in it for a short time. And Master said, “In the same way as He had cleaned this body, which had been built by God, so you should also clean your heart.” We should not remain in the dirt forever, one time we have to reach our eternal Father. As long as the soul does not meet the Father again, He cannot be happy. This is the food of our life, which we can only get from our Father. This is the shining temple which is in us, and when you want to see Him, you can see Him there at any time. There is the flame of truth, and Master says, “O soul, you do not care for this temple where the flame is burning day and night. You are so busy with (outer) devotion and caring for the beauty of the gurdwara, mosque or church, but you do not see the inner temple. The human body, in which the Godpower resides all the time, is the highest in the creation.”

Then the soul replies, “O Beloved, how can I thank You with my words. You have created the whole world, so many bodies, and in everybody You reside. O my God, how great You are that You always think of this temple. You have given us the true heart, a place called Harki Pauri, where one can make the holy round-walk (the Parkarma).” What is Harki Pauri? When the soul goes back, it first takes a bath there. Harki Pauri is in us. When we close the eyes, we can see Him at this place. “A heart where You could take residence is better than thousands of holy places. If You had not blessed me with this body, You could not live in my heart.” He gave us the way of our life and made in us a place where He Himself can hide. Why is our temple a thousand times more colourful (than any outer temple)? Because He, the giver of Naam, is within us and He is giving this colour to us. He gives us Naam. This temple has not been built by our hand but by Master’s hand. Therein our Beloved gave us the water of His blessing, of His grace, and with the grace of His Naam, He made it strong like concrete. With the hardship (in the meditation) of His Naam, the light always shines in this temple. This is the temple of our competent Father, the treasure of His intoxication is always there! There is only one Sakhi (cupbearer), one Satguru, and one pot from where He distributes it. He made this pot out of His hardship. And when the soul has been dyed in this colour, one can see the soul shining in this temple. There the soul bows down and cries, “O God, You have always been residing in me, and I was only wandering around in the whole world. Without Your grace, nobody can find You!” The soul further says, “You have sent us into this world, You fill (the pot with Your colour) and You reside in us, but You keep the key in Your hand. … I know only one place where I can bow down: where day and night the hidden inner melody is going on in us.”

With Master’s sound-current the soul rises above and then it says, “Today I could see that there is only one place where I can bow down my head, one place for the devotion to Him, where Your inner light always shines. If You do not bless and guide us – with the outer ways we cannot go and reach inside. Only with Your grace can we rise above our body.” This world is like a jungle, and when we rise above the body, we cross thousands of moons, stars, and suns.

When Master takes us to the seat of the soul, He takes the burden of His soul. If a Master is not able to take the burden of the soul, He is not competent. When the Master takes over the burden, the soul becomes very light and can go within. As long as we do not get the second birth from Master, the initiation, He cannot take our burden. Only with the power of Naam, with the initiation is the soul’s burden removed. Only with His power can we go on the inner journey. Only when He gives His full grace does the door to the inner knowledge open.

 
 
Spiritual Talk – by Sant Kirpal Singh and Biji Surinder Kaur (part 5)
Spiritual Talk – by Sant Kirpal Singh and Biji Surinder Kaur (part 6)
 
 

Spiritual Talk – by Sant Kirpal Singh and Biji Surinder Kaur (part 3)


 
 
Spiritual Talk – by Sant Kirpal Singh and Biji Surinder Kaur (part 1)
Spiritual Talk – by Sant Kirpal Singh and Biji Surinder Kaur (part 2)
 

Naam is a crest jewel

“His grace, Naam, or you may say His love – it is one and the same. It is a crest-jewel, and Master comes as a jeweler in the world. He also comes in the market to sell that very crest-jewel. A lot of people come, but no one dares to buy that crest- jewel, because it is priceless. So, the whole world is full of artificial diamonds also. They say, ‘Yes, it is good – it appears like diamonds, so it is good.’”

The whole world is dealing in such affairs and no one is true to himself – what to say of others! How can one be true to the Master? How can we buy that crest-jewel? It is very difficult.+

Naam is within us

“Where is He (God) to be found? We can only find Him in us, and there we have to search for Him. For ages and ages, man has been suffering but was unable to search for God in his own self.

One should have such an eye that can see Him so that He can take us where He is. Our inner husband resides at this place, and our eye should become one with Him. Then our soul says, “I have nothing to do with the world, I only need Your eyes.” When we rise above the body and come on this path, the Master-power, the Godpower, who resides behind the two eyes, takes the child in His lap. And when after so many ages the soul meets God, there is no limit to the inner happiness. Then there is no more difference between soul and Master – it becomes one with Him. When all the coverings have been removed, one does not differentiate any longer; you love everybody as your own self. Then there are no enmities and no ill feelings against anyone.”

We all have gathered here to have the darshan (sight) of the competent One. By His darshan our destiny can be changed, our luck can be changed. He is not far, He resides in our heart. He even quenches the thirst of those who wish to see Him physically. Such a competent Master is in us, not outside. Whoever has attained Him, has only attained Him within this body.

The outer love and attachment is only very short, and therefore we suffer. The Satguru opens the inner way according to the background of His disciple. And He brings us to the Satsang only to raise us above this physical world. With the power of His colour, by His Naam, we are able to rise to the higher spiritual regions and to see the radiant form of the Master. A Master who gives such a fragrance to us always remains with us.

First, we should know our purpose and should know the meaning of the religion into which we were born. We should not be bound to the outer religion (dharma) and thus get entangled in this world. The Mahapurushas come into this world to raise us above with their inner light. The competent Master has made a place in our heart. How can we get it (the highest bliss)? The problem is that we have gone far away from the highest bliss that we have to get from Him. We have separated from the highest Power and have taken a different way, and now our boat is drifting in the Bhav Sagar (the terrible ocean of the three worlds).

Nobody knows where He has come from and where He will go. Whoever has got Him, could get Him in the physical world, in the physical body. The human body that we have got, is the highest in the whole creation. When someone could get in contact with God, then only while being in this physical body.

Master says, “O soul, the time to meet Him is not far.” The ocean of His love is overbrimming in the heart of the Master, and only with His full power can we attain Him.
 
 
Spiritual Talk – by Sant Kirpal Singh and Biji Surinder Kaur (part 4)
Spiritual Talk – by Sant Kirpal Singh and Biji Surinder Kaur (part 5)
Spiritual Talk – by Sant Kirpal Singh and Biji Surinder Kaur (part 6)
 
 

Walker between worlds


 

Climbing mountain
Vibrant ups and downs
Collecting wisdom, truth
Stowing them into the backpack
Of the heart

Pathes become familar
Traps and dangers known
Inner worlds visible
Experiences practical

How to share them?
Only those who know
Have eyes to see
And ears to hear

Others ogle with the mind
Cannot hear the truth
Of higher worlds above
But need their time, their way

Seeing is believing
Is knowing practically
Has no race with others
But humbleness and grace

Lonesome are the ways
The walks between the worlds
And those who know the land
Confirm, others not…

DidiArtist, 17.06.2017

 

Dreaming spirit


 

 

The spirit travels
Through the fairway
Of happenings, events
Temporal movements, currents
Of cause and effect
Parallel time travels
In a timeless continuum

Dreaming echos
Reflect the past
Keep memories alive
Roll like waves
Along with the spirit
Leading and seducing
In the game of time sequences

Yesterday will be tomorrow
Tomorrow today
And today yesterday
Possibilities flow
Walk, always renewing itself
Bear the reality
In the moment of eternal changes

Lead decisions
Draw our streets
Our life that passes by
Like a white sail
On the cosmic horizon
Let us dive
Into waves of worlds
Of millions of navigable waters

It’s not us who live –
We are lived
It’s not us who do –
We are done
The spirit dives into an awoken silence
Into the sea of endless possibilities…

DidiArtist, 12.09.2019

 

 

Everything repeats


 

 

The day, the night
Brightness and darkness
Morning and evening
Joy and sorrow
Problems and solutions
Separation, unification
Love and hatred
Destruction and hope
Events and situations
Habits and detachments
Give and take

Life and death
In the circle of repetition…

DidiArtist, 24.04.2019

 
 

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes


Life, a living sculptor
Engraves seconds in the heart
Nothing lost
Sometimes scars remain
Mirror a rainbow
Of beautiful hours
Past life
Lost in presence
Like sand running
Through fingers
Leaving hands empty

Looking back
For happiness
That once was alive, vibrating
While time marches on
Modulating the image
We cannot decipher yet
Our own image
With wind, sunshine and rain
Smoothing, polishing it

But when life has chiselled
The inner stone
As art of life
It turns into something beautiful:
A living diamond
Pulsating in the heart
In the light of love
Spreading sent of humanity
Radiating greatness
Rising like a phoenix
From the ashes
As a treasure of life
Born from hardship
A new-born human being…

DidiArtist, 25.06.2018

Quote: God is always with you


In the photo: Sant Kirpal Singh Ji

 

Sant Kirpal Singh – His life and mission:
http://www.sant-kirpal-singh.org/en/

Teachings of Sant Kirpal Singh:
http://www.kirpalsingh-teachings.org/index.php/en/welcome-53.html

More information about Unity of Man:
http://unity-of-man.org/en/

Prison and freedom


Own road under construction

How can we be free
When we block ourselves
With roads under constructions
Yet covered by doubts
With rocks of laziness
Placed among unwillingness
Keeping us away
From our right way
In search for freedom

Bars around us
Barbed-wired borders
Prevent us to enter
Ways of light and truth

We sit in a prison
With our mind – self-created
Believe there is no other way
Remain in stolen hopes

We search for truth outwardly
Rely on illusive senses
In separation, divided objects
Open other doors of the jail

Stumble in those rooms
Declaring them as clean
Yet breathe imprisoned air
Dust taking seat in our thoughts

Living roads pave the path
Open inner doors, ways
Along sincerity, honesty
Hansa-bird – leaving the cage…

With love in its beak
Building the eternal nest
Change-proved devotion
Flight of etnerity

DidiArtist, 25.06.2018

Ready for eternity?


 

 

The bridge from pleasures of the world
To become a tool in the hands of God
Is a way of making decisions
To live for Him, with Him eternally

Wishes and pleasures are tempting
Draw attention in all direction
Are not focused, absorbed in Him
Prevent full concentration

With stops and go indecisions are made
Preferred to bath in pleasures
To push off the ultimate decision
To enter into Oneness

As long as mind is besmeared with dust and matter
The soul cannot be ready for her last step
To live without ego in His light
To become one with the One

This bridge, a way from ourselves to “our” Selves
From our being to His Being…

DidiArtist, 22.04.2019

 
 

Ocean of Life and Being


 

We all are one
Millions and millions
Of drops, living consciousness
We are unity of man
Not separated from each other

When this understanding
Dawns in our heart
– Then we really know:
We are all brothers and sisters
In the Ocean of life
Forming the higher Self
– Collective Consciousness
Oneness – God

Then we will begin
To have real respect and love
For everyone – in the connection:
Brotherhood in Fatherhood…
All in One
And One in All

DidiArtist, 06.05.2017

Conversation with God


When we understand that this Oneness is God, real love, life and light, perfectly in Itself, with no ending and beginning, then we understand that mind and ego are illusions. What is ego? Ego is the separation of God, is duality. May we all wake up from our ego-life, from our duality, from I-ness, from I and mine and bow down to God in all humbleness – as we all are still in a deep sleep, in the dream of I and mine…

Poetry by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

 

Dream of life and death


 

 

 

Time draws the border
Between past and now
To welcome the moment
Fountain of life

Memorized pictures like clouds
Drifting into the past
Turning into dreams – fade
Lose in the abyss of time

Myriads of loaded information
Like perls on a string
Trickle through the hand
That tries to grasp lost moments

In the moment the moment dies
In the moment the moment arises
The spirit stands still
On the bridge between death and life

In front of the inner eye
Moments sail, pass by
Swallow the outer world
In the pulse of aging

Untouched by the change
Eyes watch the movement
Storm of transformation
Beat of life

Time and space close their doors
Leave a spirit behind
That slowly awakes
From a long night

Gently touched in morning light…

DidiArtist, 05.09.2018

 
 

Learnt knowledge versus experienced knowledge


 

 

How many things do we learn, copy
Without thinking, checking

We are loaded like a donkey
With knowledge that is not our knowledge

The more we follow this automatic process
The more we live a life that is not our life

Thousands of books cannot give us
What own experiences provide

In adopted outside knowledge there we meet death
While experienced knowledge fills us with life

However, sometimes we need to be “dead”
To strand at the shore of life…

DidiArtist, 04.12.2018

 
 

Journey into our mind – part 4 (video: 4 min.)


 
 
My dear friends,

This is now the fourth part of the video serie “Journey into our mind”.
My expression for this subject is done in form of poems, aphorisms and digital art.

Thank you for your attention and enjoy your time
Heartfelt greetings
Didi
 


 
 

I see God in all


Today my heart is overflowing
With love and tears for everyone
I feel the deep connection
From man to man
From heart to heart
A music of the spheres
Between God and man
Between Creator and creation

Today my heart is overflowing
A symphony of love
A flow of tears
Golden water pearls running
Down from my cheeks
Feeling one with all
Embracing the universe
A divine kiss into my heart

My heart is dancing…

© DidiArtist, 15.04.2019

 

Silent prayer


 

Mouth is quick
But heart not able
To follow
To put tongue
In hand

Oh my Creator
Let my thoughts be water
And words be sun
To be flower of life
In Your garden

Not a reflection
From a reflection
But living truth
True life

Let my mouth be silent
And voices rinse from heart
That all flows along
Your will, Your love…

© DidiArtist, 20.07.09

 

Sense of life: – A merry-go-round?


 

Is it the sense and purpose of life
To be after money and wealth
To fulfil “all” wishes?

Is it the sense and purpose of life
To start founding a family
Which in turn starts founding a family?

Is it the sense and purpose of life
To strive for power and prestige
As a legacy for posterity?

Or is it the sense and purpose of life
To develop as human being
To step out of this copied circle?

Is it the sense and purpose of life
To build one’s house on transient sand
To call this house home?

Or is it the sense and purpose of life
No longer to be the “Doer”
But to be a tool in God’s hands?

Our true home is timeless
It is the temple in each of us
Lets build upon it – as human being…

Everything is subject to time up to timelessness
Our real home in God…

The sun-beam coming home
To its source…

DidiArtist, 25.01.2017

 

Dreaming together


 

 

World appears
My dream begins
Sailing on waves
Up and down

White sails – everywhere
In search for each other
Signalizing light codes:
Here I am

Sea gulls gliding
Through the air
Interchanging messages
Accompany the boats

Sunlight breaks
Through clouds
Touching foaming waves
In a ryhtmic dance

Eyes looking
For land to strand
Islands of dreams
To anchor peace

Awoken from this world
Dream of illusions
As separated boats
Floating through eternity

To see us sitting
All in One boat
Sailing through empty spaces
Timelessly connected

With One Captain on board
Bringing us ashore
Residence of bliss
Home in light

Name of this dream: – Life!
Name of this awoken dream: – ONENESS

DidiArtist, 07.12.2018

 
 

A happy soul is…


 

Dear friends,

My friend Kamal has inspired me to write some lines of a happy soul.
Please, check out her great blog-site, full of wisdom and spiritual richness.
 

https://boundlessblessingsblog.wordpress.com/2018/12/04/happy-souls-are-we/
 

Indeed we are soul, love and light – however, our mind stands often between our inner happiness and covers it with its own permanent changing colour.

Thank you, my dear friend, Kamal 🙂
 
 

 
 

Here is what I have added to her lovely post:

A happy soul is who has seen with inner eyes the everlasting happiness in Him…

A happy soul is who is detached from all worldly affairs, who is in this world but not from this world

A happy soul is who lives Oneness

A happy soul is who combines Self-realisation with God realisation

A happy soul is who has reached emptiness from oneself, to enter One Self

DidiArtist, 06.12.2018
 
 
Radiation of love may reach all hearts
Didi