The treasure of Naam
The Absolute God is Wordless, Imageless and Nameless. When it came into being, it was called Word or Naam.
“Naam” is nothing more nor less than Godhood of God; one may call it what one may like – the Holy Spirit, the Comforter, etc. It is the primal manifestation of God, responsible for the entire creation. It is the primeval form of God.
St. John speaks of it thus: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God. The same was at the beginning with God. All things were made by Him, and without Him was not anything made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of man. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehendeth it not.”
In these memorable words, St. John has tried to give us some idea of the marvelous nature of the Word or Naam, as it is also called. It combines in it the triple principle of Creation, Sustenance, and Destruction-the Trimurti of the Hindu mythology of Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva-the Creator, the Preserver, and the Destroyer respectively, all the three deriving their motor power from Godhood or God-in-action, Naam or Word.
Hazrat Moieen-ud-Din Chishti, in this context, says, Name and the Named are but one, Light of Name witnesseth His glory. All that is, is of and from Naam, for it pervades everywhere. It is the life principle of the entire creation. He in whom this Word or Naam becomes personified is called a saint for it is said that “Word was made flesh and dwelt among us.” Such a one has reached the summum bonum of life and gained the El Dorado of human existence. For him, there is nothing more to wish for and aspire for.
Sant Kirpal Singh
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1 Grace all to understand each other.
2 Grace all to solve the riddle of life.
3 Grace all to understand the unique value of life.
4 Grace all to live truthfully.
5 Grace all to help them to find their faith within.
6 Grace all to rise above duality and forgetfulness.
7 Grace all to know the priceless heritage of love.
8 Grace all to settle their problems themselves.
9 Grace all to feel the oneness that exists already.
10 Grace all to understand Your competency, o Lord.
Dr. Harbhajan Singh
My dear friends
Continuing talk by Sant Kirpal Singh: “What is God, and how we can know Him”
Have a good time in reading and digesting
All good wishes
What is God, and how can we know Him? (Part 4)
So on these two commandments hang all other commandments. The Sermon on the Mount, the Eightfold Path of the Buddha, the Niyama Yama and Sadachar of the Hindus all speak of the same thing, in their own languages and, of course, in their own ways.
If we live up to what the scriptures say, there will be peace on earth, and the Kingdom of God will surely come on earth. Then there will be no danger of any war. What a pity: these things are given in our holy scriptures, but we follow, if at all, the letter of the law at the cost of the spirit. That is the cause of discord.
All Masters came to unite men, not to separate man from man. They were the lovers of God, and they taught men how to love all humanity. You will see, this is one side of the thing that we have before us. We are to love all humanity because God resides in every heart.
The holy scriptures, with all the rest of the sayings about the various aspects of God, have not been able exactly to say what God is. Some phase of it, some part of it they did express, out of loving devotion. But from there we can only deduce some idea of God.
Man’s highest thought of God never has and never can measure the Eternal, but it constitutes self-revelation. Your highest thought of God is not the measure of God, but the measure of our own hitherto unknown propensities. Each Master has been saying the same thing: When I attempt to speak of the highest, I cannot. I become as one dumb. How then can we express it? Even out of the love and intoxication they have of Reality, they give out something, but it still remains as unsaid as ever.
This is what the scriptures lay down. I told you this is the outer aspect of religion – social religions. When you think that God resides in every heart, you will not kill anyone. You will respect each man when you know for certain that God resides in every heart.
When we live up to what the scriptures say, we should all love God. Naturally, we will have respect for all others, for all living things.
The human body is a true temple of God, in which God resides. The body is the true temple of God. All Masters say so. If the body is the true temple of God, how then can we destroy or kill it?
Wrong preachings are given by ministers of the various religions instead of giving out the truths which are already in our scriptures. They have been simply proclaiming that their religion, their fold, is the highest and others are in the wrong. The result is a division between man and man and, of course, clashes between class and class. They will be ready, excuse me, just to destroy so many true temples of God-human bodies – for the outer temples which we raise with our own hands.
God resides in temples not made with hands. He resides in the true temple of the body that you are carrying. Of course, we are to maintain our outer temples (bodies) and keep them clean and chaste. These bodies are the temples of God. If the right preaching is given you will see love between man and man. Paid services, in almost all religions, I would say, have gone to make matters worse.
Now, some people think that they have special privileges. Well, God gave equal privileges to all. You see the outer form. Each has two eyes, two nostrils, two ears, a mouth, two arms, two feet and two legs. The outer construction is the same, and the inner construction is also the same. Each man has lungs, stomach, brain. God has given equal privileges to all. They are born the same way; they die the same way.
When men suffer from fever, irrespective of whether they belong to one religion or another or one country or another, they suffer the same way, and there is the same remedy to cure their fever. When you go to a doctor, an adept in medicine, and tell him that you have a fever, he gives you some medicine. He will give the same treatment to anyone else for the same trouble.
I mean that the outer expression, the outer privileges, are the same for each man, as given by God. The inner privileges are also the same. We are souls. God is a limitless Ocean of All-Consciousness. We are conscious entities, drops of the Ocean of Life. Of course, our conscious self is hemmed in by mind and matter. It is given over so much to the organs of sense and identified with the body that we cannot now differentiate ourselves from the body.
The inner disease is also the same. Masters are physicians of the souls which have been given over to the influences of mind and matter. They tell us how to analyze the soul from the outgoing faculties, from the organs of sense, and rise above body-consciousness to know oneself, enter into the Kingdom of God and know God. All mankind suffers from the same disease.
Well, for God there is no East or West, no North or South. All creation is one. God is One.
Where do we stand now? We are all one. All Masters, all the holy scriptures say that we are the children of God. Prophet Mohammed says that we are members of the same family of God. The Sikh Masters also say that we are all brothers and God is our Father. The Christian scriptures and all others say the same thing.
Mankind is one, and God is One. We are worshippers of the same God. When we are worshippers of the same God the archers may be many, but the target is the same then, naturally, we should have love for one another. You will find that two drunkards will embrace each other irrespective of whether they are of the east or the west, or belong to one religion or the other. But do you find that among those who profess to be lovers of God – between followers of one religion and those of another? They are lovers so far as their own faith is concerned. If they are lovers of God, they all should sit together and love one another.
The heads of the various religions are supposed to have contact with God. Whether they reach Him or not, that is another question altogether. But they are supposed by their followers to have seen God and to be one with God. They also profess that they are Godmen themselves. If so, why should they not love and embrace each other? There is one God overhead. It is all one humanity. We all are the same soul-conscious entity.
Man made social religions for the uplift of man. We have to make the best use of them. The best we call have out of the social religions is to know ourselves and to know God. Of course, we have to lead an ethical life. An ethical life is a stepping-stone to spirituality. These are the teachings of all Masters who came in the past.
As lovers of God, we should love all humanity. Having been born in any religion, it is a blessing to remain in it. Nevertheless, we should rise above so that we become lovers of God, and then all mankind will have one religion.
Guru Nanak was once asked: “What is the highest form of religion in your opinion?” He replied: “Well, look here. I take all humanity, all men, as reading in the same class, seeking God. We are all classmates and I consider men the world over as classmates for the same ultimate goal.” We should love one another.
The tenth Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh, was asked: “What do you think about man?” He replied: “All mankind is one – I tell you the whole truth – whether he is wearing a hat or a turban or is a recluse in a yellow or a black gown.” That makes no difference. These are the outer forms.
Excuse me if I ask you: What is the religion of God? He is all-consciousness. He made all men equal. Did He stamp anybody that he was such and such? No. When you know yourself, you will analyze yourself from the body and discover who you are. When you rise above body-consciousness then you will find out. Religions pertain only to the outer forms of our life. We have to make the best use of them.
I have love for all social religions. That is all right. But the point is these social religions should go to help us on the way, to love God and to love all humanity. This is our ultimate goal. And further, to know ourselves and to know God, and have a first-hand experience of that Reality. Although that Reality cannot be expressed in words, still it can be experienced.
True religion is the first-hand experience of oneself, with his own Self and with God. That is the only true religion you have before you. There is the outer religion, and here is the inner religion. When you think everyone is all equal, then you will have love for all.
Our ultimate goal is to have love of God. Those persons or human beings whose souls came in contact with God, became the mouthpiece of God. They spoke as inspired by God. They are called Masters, or Godmen. We love them also for the sake of our love for God.
What did Christ say? He said:
No man knoweth the Son, but the Father;
Neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son,
And he to whomsoever the Son will reveal Him.
That is why your love goes to them especially. They have had a first-hand experience and they are competent to give us a first-hand experience of that Reality within. They tell us how to rise above body-consciousness, to know ourselves, and to know God.
We wear the dress
Of a woman or a man
Our characters may differ
The colours of our skin
The language we use
The country we live in
The label of our religions
The faith we belong to
But we all laugh and cry
Are born the same way
All have to leave this world
Have feelings and emotions
Are all directed by our mind
Have a human shape
Are all of the same kind
With life in every heart
So let’s not see
The difference that separates us
But let us see
What all unites us:
We all are Human Beings
From this common denominator
We can treat us humanely.
From man to man…
Time for the curtain to fall
Of seeing us – “differently”…
We are all ONE
Made of the same essence…
Kirpal Sagar – all World-Religions peacefully under one roof
There is no truth
Just for one religion
For one group or nation
Or for a few persons
Real truth includes all
Is not separated
Is not changeable
Is love for all
Real religion respects all religions
Is the higher religion for man
With right understanding
One in Oneness
Love is the connecting link
The all-embracing religion
Religion of unity
Religion of Oneness, of love
Separation causes aversion
Resentment and envy
When excluding others
We see “separated, conditioned love”
Unity connects all hearts
In love and respect
Is divine beauty
Oneness without comparation
Let us practise love
In service to man
In service to our land
In service to God
This will bring us together
From man to man
From Nation to nation
From religion to religion
We all are one family
All in One
What makes us feel that we are?
Awareness – I am?
This I-being in the very moment?
Only a result of flashing thoughts?
Knowledge of oneself
As a whole, undivided being:
Cogito ergo sum
Separated in ego-shells, coated separation
Part of the unique Oneness
Overall being of a permanent change:
That breaks apart at the abyss
Of space and time
To create itself newly
In the river of moving time
The wheel of all consciousness – stands still
From eternity to eternity (timelessness)
Connecting all life
Experiences itself – always itself as being
Without a beginning, without an end
Uniqueness and yet –
Network of consciousness
In the dance of life and death…
The water is running
From top of the mountain
And so is God’s grace
From heaven to earth
Separating love is
No love, is limited
Do we build houses to put
The foundation stone at last?
Do we start loving a few like
Family, friends, spouses
And forget the rest?
When we start loving God
It is the foundation stone
For the home of love
Offering space for everyone
There is one religion
It grows within
The religion of love
Is beauty of a flower
Spreading its perfume
From man to man
This love connects
Unites planets and univerves
Is essence of life
Lives in the hearts of every man
Religion of love
On the level of man…
In the photo: Sant Kirpal Singh Ji
Unity of Man / Sant Kirpal Singh:
Teachings of Sant Kirpal Singh:
More information about Unity of Man:
Books I recommend from Kabir:
“Anorak Sagar” and “Dialogues of Kabir“
If there was trust among peoples
If there was respect among them
If there was tolerance between religions
If there was honesty in every heart
If there was compassion for those who suffer
If there was understanding among leaders
If there was fair sharing in the world
If there was no poor and rich people
If there was no violence any longer in the heads
If there was an ideal of high values within the society
If there was help and service to man
If there was spiritual development in our lives
We would not see weapons in the world
We would meet us with love and harmony
We would no longer use our earth as a trashbin
We would turn our ego into sunshine
We would understand the meaning of oneness:
We all sit in the same boat
We all are one as brothers and sisters
May each of us take this responsibility
For a better and safer world
May this dream come true…
All is faith, belief
In different things
From different roots
Different points of views
Many believe in God
Others in chaos, chance
To deny God means
To claim to know everything
All causes and effects
To be “God himself ”
To be the “Whole One”
Even infinitiv “Whole One”
To say: There is no God…
– Is just another kind of belief
We believe in our intellect, mind
But is it really so trustworthy
As it likes to appear?
When it often changes its colours…
To become aware
That even our senses
Are kept in relativity
Is intellect the ABC
To explain everything?
But it fails to explain
What really life and death is
Utmost we can describe the world
And its functions
Do we describe an illusion
A cosmic dream?
Within the borders of names given?
We can deny everything
But we can also deny the denial…
We cannot explain everything…
So everyting is under the roof
Of believing, even non-believing
Trust in God gives us sense to our life
Otherwise leaves us in a state of Chaos
With no sense in it…
A logical way does make sense in a certain frame
But to explain the Chaos
With the logical Interllect
Which is reasoning on a “sense-line”
To deny there is a sense of life
To talk with a sense against the sense…
Is in contradiction to it.
To use the tool of sense
Against sense giving subjects
The only way out of this interllectual dilemma
Is – Spirituality: “Man know thyself”…
To dive into the depth of the Unknown
Wordless realms, into the Non-explainable
To realize one’s own Self…