Satsang, one of the three pillars of spirituality (part 1)


 

 

 

(Full text can be read here):
https://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

 
There are so many yogas – different kinds of yoga. Each has its own scope. Hatha Yoga is there to keep your body fit. Prana Yoga is there to prolong your life. In Bhakti Yoga you have to make a hypothesis before you reach the ultimate goal. And in Gyan Yoga you have to draw an inference – not direct contact. That’s the work of very intellectual giants – not for everybody.

But the yoga that you have been put on is the most natural, quickest way of reaching the ultimate goal – God. So, in this yoga there are three pillars. First: the God-Himself-into-expression-Power, which is to be reached. The natural yoga, called Surat Shabd Yoga, which you are following is the direct way back to God. If you just catch the ray of the sun, that will take you – where? To the sun from which it emanates. So in the Surat Shabd Yoga you have to catch the God-into-expression-Power, which has two phases: light and sound. When you have a contact with that, that is called Satsang. As I told you, there are three pillars: Sat Naam, Satsang, and Satguru.

So, we will talk all about the Satsang today. What is called “Satsang”? “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”. So, who has to come in contact with that God-into-expression-Power? That is our own soul. That cannot be contacted by outgoing faculties or mind or intellect. So it is we who have to contact God – not the Absolute, but the God-into-expression-Power. That is the Creator of all the world over – all universes. That Power is controlling all this creation – and also controls us in the body.

So to contact Him, first we will have to know our selves. Do you know who we are? We have got the man-body, we have got the intellect; but we are conscious entities. God is All-Consciousness, and our soul is a drop of the Ocean of All-Consciousness. This – our consciousness – is identified with mind, outgoing faculties, and all the world outside. We are identified with them so much so that we have forgotten our self. So, the first thing to have a contact with the God-into-expression-Power is to know our self. Knowing our self is at two levels: at the level of feelings, or drawing inferences. Feelings and drawing inferences are both subject to error. Seeing is above all. Seeing will arise – to whom? Your self. And you will first find your self or know your self. So it is a matter of pure self-analysis.

We say, “It is my body”, “It is my handkerchief”, “they are my spectacles”. Now, it is a quite different thing to say, “It is my handkerchief”, or “spectacles”, or “coat” and “my body”. Those three things we can take off. But can you “take off” your body? It is our body … my body … my outgoing faculties. So it is a matter of self-analysis. All Masters who came in the past – that first thing that they gave out was to know one’s self. Philosophers of the West or the East all say (the same) in their own languages. So a demonstration (is necessary) of how to analyse our selves from the outgoing faculties, mind, or intellect. That’s a matter of demonstration, which can be given by one who rises above body-consciousness daily, who has realized God, who has become the mouthpiece of God, who speaks as inspired by God. So, the first thing is that attainment, when you know your self – when you know (by first-hand experience within).

As I told you just now, our soul is under the control of the mind; mind is under the control of the outgoing faculties. And the outgoing faculties are absorbed in outer things. The first thing will be: “How to rise above body-consciousness”.

It is we who give strength to all these outgoing faculties and body. When the indweller, soul, just leaves the body (at the time of death), the body lies intact as it is but it cannot work. So all Masters have said, “Please man, know thy self.” When you know your self – you also reside in this very man-body. You cannot run away out of it, although there are eyes, ears, nose, mouth, and other things. Some Power controls us in the body. That Power is called “God-into-expression-Power”. That very Power controls all the universe over. We reside in this man-body, and that Power whom we have to contact also resides in this very body. Those who go out to find Him, they are never successful. Those who come to a Master, He tells them, “All right, please, tap inside! (The One) whom you are after, He is within you already. Why are you going on wandering outside?”

So when you sit at the feet of the Master, He gives you some first-hand experience how to rise above body-consciousness: withdraw from outside, withdraw from the body below, and come to the tenth door of the body which is at the back of the eyes – which is the seat of the soul in the body – from where it (the soul) plunges, it is ushered into the beyond. Then you know you are soul. When you know it, then you find that that Power is controlling you. The first, the highest class of Satsang is to know your self and come into contact with the God-into-expression-Power.

Now, so long as we do not come in contact, by rising above body-consciousness, with that Power which is controlling us in the body, (we need) the company of those who are in contact with that Power, conscious contact; they may be learned or unlearned. In their company they can teach us how to rise above body-consciousness and come in contact with that Power which is already within us. The company of the Saints, those who are the mouthpiece of God, who are conscious of that Power within them all the time, is also called Satsang. They are competent to give us first to know our selves by withdrawing us from outside and from the body below; they drag us up, and open the inner eye. We see the light of God, we see God, come in contact with God.

So, it is said, there are two such Satsangs: first class, when you have a contact with It; or (second class) sit in the company of somebody who has got that contact and can give you a contact. Do you follow? This (Satsang) is one of the pillars of the Surat Shabd Yoga. Each (pillar) has its own work: Sat Naam, Satguru, and Satsang.

So Masters tell us, they pray, they tell us how to pray, that’s the point. They have that contact, but still they tell us something so that we may know how to pray and what to pray. Guru Ram Das, the fourth Guru of the Sikhs, prayed, “O God, bring me in contact with the Guru who works like a philosopher’s stone.” The quality of a philosopher’s stone is given that whenever it comes in contact with any metal, that is turned into gold – any kind of metal. So He prayed, “O God, let me meet such a Guru who, like a philosopher’s stone, would turn me to gold.” He said, “I did pray, and my prayers were heard.”

 
 

To be continued…

 
 

Heart vibration


 


 

When the heart sings
It warms people
Wraps them in singing light
Then it speaks a language
That reaches every heart
Which is melting ice
Touches our innermost core
Takes us to paradise

When the heart sings
All clocks stand still
Time itself listens
The sound of love
Eyes look up
Feel harmony
Vibrating happiness
That silences the mind

Let us sing this song together…
Divine vibration…

DidiArtist, 15.04.2019

 
 
 

Positivity and Negativity


 

 

Positivity: Implosion
Negativity: Explosion

Positivity: Way from many to One
Negativity: Way from one to many

Positivity: Unity
Negativity: Separation

Positivity: Unconditional love
Negativity: Conditioned “love”

Positivity: Consciousness, light
Negativity: Ignorance, darkness

Let us become the torchbearer
A beacon in this dark world…

DidiArtist, 21.8.2019

 

Gravity of Love


 
 

 
 

In one opinion


 

 

1000 people read one book
Creating 1000 different interpretations

1000 people read their inner book
Creating one understanding

The treasure inside connects us all
Ocean of consciousness…

DidiArtist, 15.03.2020

 

Between Tears and Smiles


 
 

 
 

Sowing and Reaping


 
 

 
 

Inner Fight


 
 

 
 

Worldly and divine love


 

 

We long for love
Want love, be loved
Share her with few
Yet divided love separates
Includes some, excludes many

Mind makes promises of love
Often breaks words and deeds
Chooses aversion, affection
Divides the heart
Into fragments

Time merges us, together again
What distant days have forged
Are served with open bills
Cosmically steered, presented
Where minds blindly meet in love

Love that stays in the body
Remains mind in ups and downs
Love, beyond ego
Loves Everything as Oneness
Is undivided love

This love will not be less
The more she gives
It grows in consciousness:
That all is one
So She loves the One and All…

As a whole she loves the Whole
Goes over the bridge: from the body to the soul
From the soul to the Over-soul…

DidiArtist, 04.12.2018

 
 

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


 
 

 
 

Be Good, Do Good, and Be One


 
 

 
 

God, an Ocean of All-Consciousness


 

 

God is described as the one supreme being, the unmanifest-manifested, the eternal verity, the conscious spirit pervading all forms that emanate from Him – He upholding all creation, but is immanent in every form.

God is nameless, absolute, but when He wished to become from one to many, His power came into expression. That power is known as Naam in the terms of the Masters. It is also known as Shabd, as Kalma, as Word, and other names. That power is the creator of all things, it is controlling all things.

God is an ocean of all consciousness. We are of the same essence as that of God: a drop of the ocean of all consciousness.

Sant Kirpal Singh

 
 

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

One in All


 

 

If “mine and thine” is cast off
You and I are one

If I is given up, reality begins
Drop in the Ocean

If I is lost
YOU are found

If ego has gone
You have come, the ONE

If I is dissolved
All is borderless

Nameless

Formless

Thoughtless

Wordless

Timeless

*

* ONENESS *

*

DidiArtist, 11.04.2018

 
 
 

Qualities of Love


 

 

Selfless service
Unconditional giving and sharing
Deep sincerity
Yearning to be One
In the garden of love

Thinking of the Beloved
Heart-filling, permanently
With true devotion
Rays of sunlight
Turning into sunshine

Two hearts become one
Adopt the colour of unity
Smell of roses and jasmine
Timeless togetherness
Life in love

In thankfulness to God
My love to Him
As He resides
In all and everything
To love God in everyone…

DidiArtist, 03.03.2020

 

Beyond senses


 

 

Ego is the separation of Oneness
Is a life in duality
Shadow of eternity
Illusion, misguiding Maya

Ego is the doer of the shadow-world…

The only Doer is the Doer of the Ocean
The One of the great Oneness…

DidiArtist, 04.10.2020

 
 
 

Solidary Lies


 

 

Belonging to a party
Should not be a free ticket
For joining a concert of lies

Not the lie from your mouth
Should speak, should rise
Just to show solidarity
Truth and warning conscience
Should be your driving force…

DidiArtist, 02.10.2020

 
 
 

Equal Rights


 

 

A virus does not ask
Whether someone is young or old
Is rich or poor
Is male or female
What skin color one wears
Which religion one belongs to
What state one comes from

It treats everyone equally
Like the sun gives light to all of us
Breathing all the same air

Can we do that too…?

DidiArtist, 02.10.2020