We are so much convinced of our lies
Until we believe them to be true
In the hall of back-doors
Seeds are sown
To secure oneself
Of being not alone
When a door closes
Replacements are there
To compensate the loss
For getting a bit attention
Eyes turning around
Harvest the fruit
Of what was prepared
Between old and new
Words appear as shining gold
Baits to catch the fish
To open a door
That will close in time
A door to another attachment…
Those who use the mistakes of others
To gain an advantage
Have a heart of dust and ice
They take these mistakes of an individual
To eliminate the opposing forces
To generalise it as a mistake
To make themselves look great
They burn in the fire of their greed for power
They will do everything to maintain this power
They are slaves of their own ego, mind
They are hungry for power, see only themselves
Others are only means to an end
Others are their versals, their servants
Who is there brave enough
To stand up against such malice?
Who is there who can still distinguish?
Who is there who sees the truth?
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
When it comes to politics
Lies are accepted
When only the party remains in power
Truth and honour fail…
And those who support these practices
Fall into the same pit
The truth is not the most important thing
Not justice or order
Only the victory of the party counts
In this way honour and hearts are lost
Where are the people who still distinguish
Who don’t go down with this ship…?
A certain country has become really poor…
He, as a political leader, never lies
He always speaks the truth
He never points his finger at others
He does not make fun of others
He radiates peace and serenity
He insults nobody and is always polite
He does not seek the faults of others
He never twists the words
He is reliable and predictable
He is a living example for everyone
He never shows weaknesses
He is very educated, shares his knowledge with others
He is always humble and modest
He never speaks nonsense
He regularly pays a lot of taxes
He never praises himself, the others do
He promises many things and keeps his word
He is there for everyone and is unselfish for himself
He never exaggerates, underestimates
How nice that we have such leaders
Our world will definitely become better as a result
When do we stop
Looking for advantages
When do we stop
Comparing us with others
When do we stop
When do we stop
Finding mistakes in others
When do we stop
When do we stop
Separating us from others
When do we stop
When do we stop
Making a show
When do we stop ourselves
From being “ourselves”…
When do we learn
To love and live
And share and give???
One can deceive oneself
Hide from others
Believe in his own fairy tales
Convince others to tell the truth
But the truth cannot be deceived
It is there like the sun
Even if clouds are blocking its light
The light of truth always shines
Penetrates all corners
No matter how dark it may be there…
How many sell their honour because of power and money?
Thus tell lies to maintain their egoistic advantages…
One cannot run away from the truth
Sooner or later it will catch up with you…
When laws are broken by several people
One speaks of accomplices
Can an entire party be considered as accomplices?
Sad, but true, if members prevent real justice
If they decide as majority
What is right and what is wrong…
Then there must be something wrong in the system
Leaving them a backdoor open to sustain their power
To prevent the truth to come on the table…
To cultivate and develop the five cardinal virtues which constitute the bedrock of spirituality.
1. Ahimsa or Non-injury to all living creatures, and more so to fellow beings, by thoughts, words and deeds the injunction in this behalf being: Injure not a human heart for it is the seat of God. We must have respect for others feelings and tolerance for others opinions.
2. Satayam or Truthfulness: As God is Truth, we must practice Truth in all our dealings. If Truth resides in every heart, it must manifest itself in life and action. Be true to thyself and it must follow as night the day, thou canst not be false to any man. We must therefore avoid falsehood at all costs. It includes, besides downright lies, hypocrisy and dishonesty, suppresso veri [suppression of truth], and suggestio falsi [suggestions of false ideas].
3. Brahmcharya or life of Chastity: It includes continence in thoughts, words and deed-houghts within, for Chastity is life and sexuality is death. If we want to tread the Path of Life Eternal, we must be chaste and clean both within and without.
4. Prem or love for all living creatures and more so for all human beings. Let there be hatred for none. The entire manifestation is the handiwork of God and must therefore be loved and respected. He who does not know love, cannot know God.
5. Nishkam Seva or Selfless Service to all living creatures in sorrow and distress. If one limb of the body is in torture, the other limbs can have no rest. Service before self should therefore be our motto in life.
Like the season returns
Within the wheel of time
Life and death are reborn
Like the echo in the mountain
Mirrors back to our self
So our words and deeds resound
Unless we are really aware
Of the inner light and truth
Our sharing increases confusion
If we share without real knowledge
Our thoughts, experience, opinions
Are a contagious disease from mind to mind
If our motives are of good nature
And our deeds are a leaf in the wind
The credit goes to the street of darkness
May we fear of what we give and take
And turn our little “we” into His Will
To live divine knowledge, His sharing
Then we will understand
That nothing we can give from “ourselves”
So ultimately become His humble servant…
But sometimes we pretend to be humble
Not knowing that we cheat us, bear a mask
Just another way of the colour of mind
Seeing is believing…
Today I want to share with the story how Sant Kirpal Singh met His Master.
Thank you for your attention.
Love and Oneness
Sant Kirpal Singh reports from His own life:
I used to pray: “Oh God, I’m convinced that without one who knows You, nobody can reach You.” It is a practical matter of self-analysis. God cannot be known by the outgoing faculties, by the vital airs or by the intellect. It is a matter of seeing: whoever sees can make you see. “I know there’s a need – definitely: all scriptures say so. I’m quite convinced, but where am I to go? Suppose I go to somebody who has not met You – what will be my fate?” I used to pray like that. “If You could reveal Yourself to the old Saints” – sometimes there are stories like that – “why can’t You do it in my case? I am convinced, I’ve great regard for that need, but there are so many Masters – whom shall I select?” With this, my Master (Baba Sawan Singh) began to appear to me when I sat in meditation or when I was doing something. I thought perhaps it was Guru Nanak. He used to talk to me. In those days there was the First Great War, and my brother was on the Indian front along the Persian side. I used to traverse along with Him and went to those places, here, there and everywhere.
The Guru appears when the disciple is ready.
I was very fond of rivers, ponds, water. Even in my young life, I used to go and sit by the waterside or some river, the whole night through, in a calm and quiet place. The running water helps a little to concentrate. So this went on for some time. In the meantime, I was first at Peshawar, and then I was transferred to Nowshera station: a river runs by there. I used to sit by that riverside for hours. Then I came to Jhelum’s side. That is also by the riverside, and I sat there for hours on end. I was very fond of swimming, too. (Just enter the river: if you’re not afraid, nothing will happen; it’s only fear that kills you. If you simply shake your foot a little or move your hands a little, you won’t drown.)
In the meantime I was transferred to Lahore: that was also by the riverside. I passed my days there. There was also the river Beas: “Let me have a look at that!” One Sunday morning I left by train and detrained at Beas station. There was an old man there; he was the station master. I asked him which side the river flows. He was (Bua Das), a devotee of the Master: “Do you want to see the Master?” – “Does a Master live here?” – “Yes!” “Where?” – “On the riverside.” I told him, “I have two things now. I’ll enjoy the river scenery and also see the Master at the same time.” Then he directed me there. Master was sitting upstairs; He was taking His meal inside. I went out and sat outside. After half an hour or so, He came out. I was wonder-struck: He was the same man who had been appearing to me for seven years before, from 1917 to 1924. I paid homage to Him: “Why so late?” He said, “That was the most opportune time that you are to come.”
So this is how I met the Master. “The Guru appears when the chela (disciple) is ready” – even to the most skeptical mind. Perhaps none of you has been so skeptical as I was; I was afraid, you see, lest I go to somebody who had not met God; and my life would be spoiled.
When I went to Him, then – once or twice, every Sunday I used to go – He looked after me like a father looks after his son coming: “All right, arrange this room, bring this bedding”, this and that thing. I requested, “Well, Master, don’t You worry, I’m here, at Your feet.” – “All right, now, you’ll have to look after this Dera (Ashram); go on with it. Those who come, you’ll look after them.” These were the words He expressed, the very first time.
The next time there was initiation – this was early February – and all were sitting in initiation. Master said, “You sit inside.” I will come. He gave initiation there; I was inside, sitting in His room. This is how I was initiated! I was waiting for Him; perhaps He will call me. I was sitting inside. Then He returned. I asked Him, “Will you kindly initiate me?” – “Oh yes, surely.” What the mystery of life is – what is a man, what is a soul – was solved in little or no time.
A qualification of a Master is given as one who can give you some experience. Some say, “All right, go here; here are maps to show you the way; go by this road, or turn right, then left; this or that.” Sometimes you have to hunt for hours, and you do not find the way. But a Master is one who gives you some experience to start with, who can appear and remove the dark veil by giving a sitting; and you can testify that it is so. You are not to wait until after death or until after many years. He does not tell you, “All right, go on; you’ll have it in due course.” You’ll find that it is so with most of the teachers: “All right, do some regular meditation; some reaction from the past might help you.” But the competency of the Master lies in the fact that He is able and competent to give experience to the learned or the unlearned, to a man off the street.
It so happened that there was some controversy when our Master became a Master – I mean, took up the role of the Master. (He was a Master, but He took up the role of the Master.) When others asked, “Why, how can you become a Master?” He was very polite and very humble. He never liked to get into a controversy. After they kept pushing the point, He said, “All right. Catch some five or six people off the street, make them sit, and give them some experience. I will also catch some, and then we’ll see who can carry it out!” That’s all: to give the ultimate goal and what to do to reach it. So this is how I met my Master.
Generally, when people ask me, “What is Your date of birth?” I tell them, “I have three birthdays: first when I was born in the flesh; second when I met Him inside seven years before; and third when I met Him physically.”
These are the gifts of God. I was very afraid because generally, you’ll find that Masters simply tell you, “Go on reading scriptures.” That is right; that is the first step. But you cannot have the right import of the scriptures unless you meet somebody who has that experience: he alone is able to give you an experience, to give you the right understanding and the right import of the scriptures. Because, what are the scriptures? They are the fine records of the experiences that the Masters had in their lives. Then, perform one ritual or the other; that’s all right for the preparation of the ground. But seeing is something else: it only arises when you analyse yourself when you rise above body-consciousness and you testify that there is Light. A Master is also defined as one who can make the Music of the Spheres audible. Who can give you Light and Music of the Spheres? What are these two? These are the two aspects of the God-into-expression Power. God has no equal, no father, no mother – nothing of the sort. Only He who is Word personified can give you the experience of that Power, the very first day. Even the blind man has that inner eye, called the single eye. Scriptures tell us, “If thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light … If you shut the doors of the temple of the body, you’ll see the light of heaven.” That is called the third eye or shiv netra; there are so many names for it. These are the basic teachings that give you the ultimate contact with that reality. Philosophies deal with theories. This is what is called mysticism: it gives you contact with reality – that reality which came into expression. Psychology works at the level of the intellect. This does not work at the level of the intellect; it works only when you are intellectually stilled. In psychology and philosophy, you have two: a subject and an object. And in mysticism, there is no duality: you have direct contact with the God-into-expression Power. The more you are unattached from outside, the more you have an ethical way of living, the more you come in contact with that Power; and, like an electric lift, it will take you to the place from where it emanated.
God came into expression from the wordless state as Light and Sound: “The Word was made flesh and dwelt amongst us.” That Power which manifests in some human pole is called the God-power or the Master-power or the Gurupower: Christ lived before Jesus, mind that, and lives forever. This is what St. John said. But we only ruminate over the scriptures, we don’t follow what is what. Once a man starts with the wrong thing, others follow him blindly. How many are there who can give you a first-hand experience? They may say, “All right, go on meditating,” and some may get an experience, but others may not. This is where the competency lies: because of the God in Him, not the son of man.
Someone asked our Master, “How should we address you?” He said, “Take me as your brother, as your father, as your friend, as your teacher. Just act up to what I say. When you rise above the body and you find Him inside, too, and there He is also competent to guide you, then you will call me by any name you like.”
In the labyrinth of life
Dead ends are entered
With pride as a drive
False sights ensnared
In the light of others
Trap for sisters, brothers
A barb in the heart
To spread illusion
Mind of the art
Black blood infusion
Houses built on sandy grounds
With bricks of charming words
That leave the truth in wounds
To raise illusive worlds
Flattered ways prepared
Where feet are lost
With filth besmeared
The light in frost
Dressed in uniforms
Following the cross
Of worn out norms
In ignorance and loss
A chorus of praise
Along the sky
A costly price
When many people do the same
It is not the guaranty
That this is the right thing
What they are doing
Truth cannot be backed
By a large amount of people
Based on quantities
But founded on qualities
In this way many are mislead
Inspite of their argument:
Many cannot be mistaken…
Blessed are those with right understanding…
Depending on what lawyer you have
How much money you have
A matter of sympathy and antipathy?
Lawyers who are able to neutralize sins
To turn lies into truth
Culprits into innocent people
Lawyers who twist the right
If only the money speaks loudly enough
Within hidden corruption
Judges who allow sentences
In the niches of laws
Even if the case is clear
Judges who are themselves dependent
Which parties, opinions they belong too
Fall victims to cunning arguments
Judges and lawyers who have forgotten to judge themselves…
Justice degraded to money, reputation, self-interest…