Shadows of our Selves

How much is real about us?
How much is copied, taken over?

How much is in us
That our mind demands?

How much is in us
That makes up our soul?

We follow our ego
Have selfish goals

We are deaf and blind
Repress our innermost

We wear different masks
Depending on the event and occasion

We are not
What we really are

We are only shadows of our own selves….

When being aware of it, then…

DidiArtist, 18.09.2021

Wishes of the five elements

We direct our attention
To the high waves of life
Watching for auspicious wishes
Burning with desire
Building castles in the air
Finally stranding at our destination
Caught in the magic of such wishes
In short-lived ectasy
Only to release the anchor again
In the ether of time
On the waves of hope and happiness
Focusing on new lands
Where milk and honey flow

Wishes are like footprints on the seashore
They fade in the waves of coming and going
They keep forcing new wishes upon us
Just to catch a little happiness

This is not the immaculate happiness of life
Our soul searches for, for lasting happiness

Our mind copies the longing of the soul
For that eternal happiness
It chases from wish to wish
Remains trapped in the outside

Blessed are those who are desireless….

DidiArtist, 12.09.2021

Impotent Consciousness

We think, feel corporeally
The heart of the body beats
But not of the soul

We see, hear corporeally
Attached to the forms
Bound to external noise

We are in the grip of the senses
With impotent consciousness
Playing the game of the world

Seeking truth on the outside
However, it is already there – within…

DidiArtist, 03.04.2021

What is consciousness?

Is consciousness perception?
Total range of our senses?
Knowledge of ourselves?
“Reality” at the level of the mind?

Is consciousness a flow in time and space?
Soul within a collective consciousness?
Stream of self in being and becoming?
Powerhouse of self-consciousness?

Is consciousness flowing life?
A mirror of itself?

Is consciousness light and love without words?
Bridge in the breach of duality?

Cogito ergo sum…

DidiArtist, 08.08.2021

Body, mind, and soul – by Sant Kirpal Singh

 
 

 
Man consists of three parts: the body, the mind, and the soul. In spirituality, mind is defined not only as emotions and feelings but also consists of intellect, the self-assertive ego, our imaginations, and wishes, as well as the stored karmic impressions of this life and all previous lives.

The whole world is in the grip and mercy of the mind. Mind is made of matter, it takes the energy from the soul and has acquired astral form in the body and works with four different phases:

It absorbs the attention (the attention is the outer expression of the soul, the soul is working outside through the attention) The result of the attention i.e. its activities. It differentiates through the intellect and affects the intellect in its own way, draws inferences out of differentiation
The mind keeps the man busy through reading, writing, feeling, emotion, drawing inferences on its own way. It also creates desires and identifies itself through the senses and sense organs. Temporarily it has made the soul blind and the soul does not discriminate since the procedure, the mind has developed, is very tedious and uneven.

Sant Kirpal Singh

 
 

Possessed by Possession

Thousands of people sit
On their money and possessions
They do not know
That their possessions possess them

They are slaves to their greed
Sharing only with a few
Giving alms
To ease their conscience
To deceive themselves

They are the rich ones
Those who feed on the poor
Who suck the blood from them
Who know no shame

Their souls are bound by it
Their hearts have lost sight…

DidiArtist, 16.08.2021

From soul to soul

We are so busy with ourselves
That we do not see and hear others
This is the occupation of one’s own ego

We should be so busy with ourselves
That we can see and hear ourselves (self-analysis)
This is the understanding of the soul

Let us see and hear with the soul
Then we see and hear others
From soul to soul

DidiArtist, 22.07.2021

Rising above body-consciousness… – Quote by Sant Kirpal Singh

 

 
A realized man is one who has already solved the mystery of this life. He can give you a demonstration about how to rise above body-consciousness and how to silence the senses, mind, and intellect. When these sensory powers are put to rest, the soul is able to rise up and with the grace of the Guru, she gets united with the Over-Soul. If you recognize yourselves, your entire angle will change as well as your attitude to life, you then will recognize who your lifelong comrade really is and who controls the machine of the body – the same power that controls the entire creation.

Sant Kirpal Singh Ji

 
 

Embodied soul

We are only a willing instrument
Of our body and mind
But our spirit, our soul
Is much more than that…

Let’s find out…

DidiArtist, 01.07.2021

“Man! Know Thyself” – by Sant Kirpal Singh – Part 4

Dear friends,

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

Click to access Man_know_thyself_ENGL.pdf

Peace and harmony in your heart
Didi

Life Beyond Death

Saints say that nature has designed man to leave his physical body at will, transcend to higher planes, and then return to the body. They help each aspirant personally and each receives a practical experience, however little it may be, during the very first sitting at the time of Initiation. A person who is competent to give a man this personal experience of withdrawal or separation (temporary) from the body, and who can thus put him on the way back to God, is a genuine Master, Saint, or Satguru. The heads of different religious organizations were intended to do just this, but we may judge for ourselves their efficacy today.

The first-hand experience we receive, through the kindness of a real Saint, is in itself the solution to the problem of death. According to the Bible, “Unless you are born anew, you cannot enter into the Kingdom of God.” So to be born anew is to leave one’s body and enter into the beyond – a transition from the physical to the astral plane. Some day we have to leave this temporary structure which, like a building of bricks and mortar, deteriorates with time. There is no appeal to the laws of nature against the “death sentence.” We fear death because of the agony and suffering which it brings, and also because of the uncertainty that lies ahead in the beyond. We fear illness because it brings us near death’s door; so we struggle to live though we know that our end is certain. No soothing words from doctors, friends, relatives or priests can bring peace and comfort to our minds at the time that nature’s destructive process commences. This is the natural course of things and we cannot deceive nature.

What then is the remedy? There is only one way out of this abyss of despair: to adopt and accustom ourselves, during our lifetime, to nature’s process of the withdrawal of the spirit current from the body, while still in a conscious state. This may be done with the help of a Master, and may be accomplished without any suffering or trouble whatever. This is not only a possibility but is a remarkable fact. Our joy will know no bounds when we come into possession of the secret that has baffled man for so many centuries. We become supermen, having possession of a key to peace and heaven, the life of which we had till then only read about in sacred scriptures. Arise, therefore, and awake! before it is too late to put this science into practice. If we observe closely the process of death in a dying man, we see the pupils of his eyes turn upwards a little (afterwards they may return to normal) and then he becomes senseless. But when they draw upwards too much, he dies. Life ebbs out via the root of the eyes and becomes disconnected from the ties of the physical body and the sense organs. Knowledge of this process and the method by which we may travel this way during our very lifetime is the solution to the problem of death. No physical exercises are necessary; there are no drugs to swallow and no blind faith to cultivate. The mystery of life and death is solved easily with the help of a Master Saint, who will give you an experience of the process and put you on the highway to the inner realms. Even when acting indirectly through an authorized agent, He still remains the responsible Power. Distance is immaterial to the Masters.

What is there to be gained by this process? This cannot be described in words. At the time of Initiation, the aspirant sees the real light within him, whereas normally the inner eye is covered by a thick veil of darkness. He then realizes that the tradition of the lighted candle found in churches and temples is to remind him of the Divine Light of Heaven within. This light grows to the radiance of several suns put together as he advances on the way. He understands that the unceasing internal sound he contacts within is the divine link called “Word” by Christ, Kalma and Nida-i-Asmani in the Koran, Nad in the Vedas, Udgit in the Upanishads, Sarosha by the Zoroastrians, and Naam and Shabd by the Saints and Masters. In time, he meets the Master within, talks to Him face to face, and is henceforth certain of His grace, guidance and protection wherever he may go, even to the other end of the world. With such evident proofs before him, he is now confident of himself and of the science. Only then can he be called a theist in the true sense of the word, and can smile at those who talk of religion as a fool’s paradise, a phantom conjured up by crafty priests, and the opium of the masses. He has found a sure ingress through the doorway of heaven in this life, and is on the threshold of viewing, both internally and externally, the secrets of nature. He is truly “knocking at the door of heaven” or “tapping inside.” Words of opposition cannot shake his faith in the science as the Master guides him onward. Death becomes a voluntary process. Past, present and future merge into one, and he grasps the incontestable truth, the essence of being, in the palm of his hand. Liberated from the body, which now appears as a husk without the kernel, he knows that he is soul, an inseparable part of the Eternal Spirit, and so he presses onward to his original source. The world appears as a dream to him, but under the instructions from his Master, he returns to his mundane life, wise and fearless in the discharge of his duties.

 

 

Eternal happiness

Our substitute for true happiness
Is the flight into wishes
Which is only a flash
Of eternal happiness

We seek it on the outside
But it rests latent within.

DidiArtist, 30.05.2021

“Knock at the 10th gate and it will be opened to you…”

9 gates lead to the outside
1 gate leads to the inside:

Christ speaks:
“If thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be light.”

This access has many names in different religions (from Sant Kirpal Singh):
Single Eye, Third Eye, Shiv Netra, Divya Chakshu, Tisra Til, Brahmrendra, Triambka, Trilochana Nukta-i-Sweda, Koh-i-Toor, figuratively called the Still Point, the Mount of Transfiguration etc.

Through a pure heart, God opens this gate when the attention rests at the seat of the soul.

Putting our hands in our lap will certainly not lead us to this seat.

We are prisoners of our external senses and our mind, which are only oriented outwardly. The one who surrenders himself completely to God will overcome these barriers and God will help him to see the “Inner Light” and hear the “Inner Sound”, the “music of the spheres”.

Received inspiration from my Master Sant Kirpal Singh Ji

Shadows of the soul

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 Thoughts and feelings
Are only symptoms
Expression of the intellect
Of the mind and the ego

The soul is free
From such symptoms…

DidiArtist, 22.04.2021

Spirit and Matter

 
power and control
 

What controls the body?
The body controls the body?
The car controls the car?
Or does the spirit
Inside the body controls the body?
The driver controls the car?

When we are spirit
Then we are not body
Body is not life
Because when life withdraws
From the body
Then it is dead, rudderless

Spirit is life
Mind: A mixture
Of spirit and body
Embodied spirit
Illusion, Maya
Punched wine

Sunbeam wants to return
To the sun
Spirit to spirit
Dust to dust…

DidiArtist, 02.11.2020

 
 

Greed for power

 


 

Up to the highest echelons
Bargaining for power
Power struggles, corruptions
Maintaining power, expanding power
At any price
Paid with lives
Play God and the world
They do not know that they are lost

Have lost their souls…

DidiArtist, 10.04.2021

 
 

The way back…

My dear friends all over the world,

Thank you very much for your patience, for your kind words and compassion that have accompanied me during the process of restoring my health. I am now much better. However, this pause also gave me good opportunities to have my attention not just in front of the pc but also focused on other things as well regarding my real life.

So thank you all and all that is good for you all, my dear friends 🙂

Big hugs
Didi

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 5)

 
 
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)
 
 
Why do we come to this place? We come here in order to get His knowledge. This (outer) knowledge takes us only to the (inner) door, but the inner knowledge is within us.

This world is very small compared to the inner world. He created this world and the inner worlds. But how can we go inside and enter the inner worlds? Only with His light- and sound-principle. When the soul enters the place where Master’s treasure lies, He gives the fruit of His treasure to the soul. We can cross the inner place only with the help of that Power, which comes directly from Sat Lok.

As Tulsi Sahib says, “O soul, this world is full of sadness, as long as we do not enter the house of our Father, we cannot rise above.” And Guru Nanak Dev Ji said, “If the internal husband is not with you, you are in a condition as if you were burning in fire.” Do not be devoted to the body but be devoted to Him, who has created this body and who resides in it. If you are not aware of that, then you should obey your soul so that you may meet Him and your devotion will be perfect. It is very hard for you if you are not able to search for Him in your own house, in your body. This body is the house for the soul, it was made for the soul and for God. And when you clean it inside, you start searching, get Naam, when you do the hardship (of the meditation) of His Naam, you can become one with Him.

He has given so much power into this pot (this body) and the root of this house came directly from the place of Sat Lok and this is the reason why we are alive. And we should realize why the indweller of this house (the soul) is hungry and thirsty. How can we get power, if our soul is hungry and thirsty? Master says, “You have to care for your soul while you are alive. He who has built this house, is already inside of it. And you can only understand the purpose of your life while you are alive. But if you never give food to your soul, you can never get this power.”

If our soul remains hungry, we will not get any benefit. The soul has to stand inside before Master and declare how it has been cared for (in this body). And how do we have to care for this body? From inside as well as from outside you care for a vehicle or for other things. If you care for it and clean it, you can easily travel with it.

How great is this house – we can see Master’s colour and smell His fragrance in it! But this body is only of value as long as Atman, the soul, is within it. And only due to this you are powerful and strong and get the highest bliss from within.

Guru Nanak Dev Ji also spoke about this body and said, “O Nanak, who could praise You while he was in this world?” When one has become a Gurmukh, He gives the shower of His blessing. And if there had been no Gurmukh, nobody could have shown the competency of Guru Nanak. In the Gurmukh, there is also the soul and that gives the colour to him (the Gurmukh).
 
 
Spiritual Talk – by Sant Kirpal Singh and Biji Surinder Kaur (part 6)
 
 

Good and Evil

 

Devine play

 

Evil lives in our mind
Good in our soul
Soul in God

Mind controls the soul
Shows its colours in a wide range
From good to evil…

DidiArtist, 20.11.2020

 
 

Singing heart

 

 

Song of the heart
Ripples of happines
Dance of emotions
Birth of a smile

Music through the eyes
Light of the heart
Touching, moving
Embracing, uniting

Windows of the soul
Outpouring love
Sound of silence
Flowing divinity

Bliss in the voice
Of Magic and charm
Sheding tears of light
Singing compassion

Illumination of the universe

DidiArtist, 18.12.2018

 
 

Touching thankfulness

 

 

Thankfulness in my heart
We walk together
Here and beyond
Oh, Lord in my heart

Thankfulness in every pore
Of my spirit and body
Living in the ink
Of your pen, writing my life
Oh Lord in my heart

Thankfulness in my breath
Heartbeat follows your will
Colours my thought
Along sandy streets
Oh Lord in my heart

Thankfulness in my soul
Sunshine in each step
Because you are everywhere
And I – a borrowed lifetime
Oh Lord, Life of my life

DidiArtist, 24.06.2018

 

 

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