Only a reflection

The outer light
Is only the shadow
Of the inner light

The outer music
Is only an imitation
Of the inner music

The whole outer world
Is only a reflection
A dead reflection

Light and sound
Is an expression of the power of God
Love, life consciousness

Dwells in every heart
Beneath the rubble
Of ego and mind

Is indivisible One
One in the One
Eternal Being, Oneness

DidiArtist, 07.08.2021

Oneness lies in the heart

The heart of every human being
Is not yellow, red, black or white
It transcends all the boundaries of the world
Is a religion of love
A language of understanding
That unites all hearts
Into one unity, oneness

So let our hearts speak…

DidiArtist, 07.09.2021

God Is

God is Life
God is Light
God is Love
God is One
God is All-Consciousness
God is Eternity
God is Mercyful
God is the Nameless One
God is All and Everything
God is Unity

God is the Father of all of us
We are all One in Him
One in the One

DidiArtist, 02.09.2021

Divine Connection

What holds each drop of the ocean together?
Every single drop
The water of life
Light, love, consciousness
Woven fabric of Oneness

DidiArtist, 18.07.2021

Fight for names

We entrench ourselves behind names
defend them with claws and teeth
In all areas
Do we not know
Truth bears all names and none?

Therein lies innocence and unity, Oneness
For names bear the quality of duality….

DidiArtist, 28.07.2021

“Man! Know Thyself” – by Sant Kirpal Singh – Part 3

Dear friends,

This is the third 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

The Teachings of the Masters (Man-making)

A man, according to the Science of Para-Vidya, is not entitled to be called a man in the true sense of the word, unless he has full knowledge, both theoretical and practical, of his distinguished position in Creation, his several component parts – body, mind and soul – in order of comparative importance, and of his relationship to the Unseen Power, called God, which is to be achieved while he is living on this earth. He who does not understand this much has not even been introduced to the first lesson and is yet to begin the Alphabet of Man The Saints, therefore, impress upon us the need for ‘Man-making’.

Satsang

When scientifically observed facts drawn from practice and experiment are explained verbally to a gathering by a Master Saint, it is called Satsang (external). This Satsang constitutes the theoretical side of the teachings; whereas the actual demonstration given to develop and achieve inner advancement is the practical part, called meditation or Satsang (internal). Conscientious practice brings fruit within days or weeks and it is not necessary to wait years for results, though progress also depends to some extent on one’s past background. A true Master gives a first-hand inner experience at the very first sitting. When the practical side is neglected due to lack of firmness or determination, carelessness or pressure of circumstances, scholars of many religious schools dwell more and more upon theory alone. The decline of the science then commences and man finds no solace. This is usually the case when a master leaves the body. Adequate provision however is made for the revival of this science in every age, when both the positive and negative powers commence their rounds again: the former through the agency of Master-souls, while the latter works through persons – so-called masters – who lack practical experience or are lost in theoretical disputations. Master-souls, though quite ordinary men in appearance, are a great deal more. Just as it is difficult for us to judge a scientist, a doctor or an engineer until they speak out or display their skill and knowledge, so too we cannot recognize the knowledge and authority of a Master until we have experienced the Divine Power working through Him.

In this science there is no secrecy or mystery. The objective is constructive and beneficial to all, and so the Saints have torn aside the curtain of secrecy which usually covers mystic teachings to make them available to each and every one who calls. There is an Unseen Power working through the Saints. Why this Power prefers to remain concealed from the human eye is a question to be asked directly by contacting the human pole through whom this Power is working. This is the only medium of approach to this Power. If we wish to use electric energy we must go to a switch or pole which will put us in contact with the powerhouse. The Unseen Power may be called a Sea of Love. When we wish to bathe in the sea, we go to the edge where the shallow waters begin and then say that we have bathed in the sea. Thus, to experience this Power and to derive benefit from it, we must go to the only source of contact – a Master Saint.

“Man! Know Thyself” – by Sant Kirpal Singh – Part 2

Dear friends,

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

http://spirituality.unity-of-man.org/en/spirituality/know-yourself-know-god.html

Peace and harmony in your heart
Didi

 

Present Fate of Various Beliefs and Faiths

The dictionary defines mat as wisdom; but the colloquial meaning of the term is a sect or faith, a group of people holding certain opinions or beliefs in common. Such beliefs and opinions, however, based on stray knowledge and teachings, are not sufficient without the support of personal experience; and therefore the seeker is led astray by mere empty words. Many societies, faiths, and other religious circles have only a legacy of books, beliefs and theories to offer those who thirst after spirituality. They conceal their shortcomings and deficiencies behind a screen of warm welcome, an outpouring of technique and terminology, and the liberal use of sayings and quotations from the enormous mass of literature on the market today. Propaganda and acting and posing have taken the place of practical spirituality, with the result that the deluded public is being repelled from sacred books and thoughts of God. Atheism therefore is on the increase.

To believe in a thing or fact without troubling to investigate it does not in any way do credit to an intelligent man. On the contrary, it reflects adversely on his ignorance or credulity. Any belief not based on personal experience and verification of the facts has little value. The modern man wants a well-defined, clear cut science, capable of verification by his own experience and giving concrete results. We should therefore try to see and hear with our own eyes and ears rather than with the eyes and ears of others.

Self-Analysis

Man is composed of body, mind (intellect) and soul. We are extremely careful to develop ourselves physically and mentally, but understand very little about the soul, which is the power ruling both the body and the mind. Physical joys are not lasting, and there are limitations of body and mind that we cannot ignore; so we must search for the perennial source of joy and peace within ourselves. Self-analysis is the first step in this direction. Many doubts assail our minds at this stage. There is an Omnipotent Power called God, believed in, worshiped and talked about by most people. Can we know more about Him? Can we see Him and talk to Him? There is a definite and clear reply to these questions; the Master in a few brief words explains, “Yes, we can see and speak to Him; that is, if we become as exalted as He is said to be.” Masters say “Yes,” and we do not have to wait until death comes, but we can experience it right now. This is in consonance with laws of nature of which we have as yet no knowledge worth the name. All around us we see and feel that everything from the tiny atom to the mighty universe is governed by a law of nature. So, to the profound thinker, there is nothing chaotic, haphazard or uncertain about this universe and the laws which govern it. To gain any objective, there is a law of nature, a principle and method involved for checking, testing and weighing the result of our endeavours. So it is too in this science of nature, and similar methods can be traced in all religious scriptures by any careful student, though expressed in different words and various languages. We wish to enter the Kingdom of God; “but how?” we ask ourselves. “With the help and guidance of one who has himself entered and can guide us there,” is the simple reply from the Masters. “Is it possible?” “It is a knowledge which is as exact and sure as two and two make four,” is again their reply. It is not enough to be content with Holy Books and the singing of praises and hymns. We must strive for the same degree of advancement as the authors of the talks and knowledge recorded in these books achieved. Their experience must become our experience, for “what a man has done, a man can do”; of course, with proper help and guidance. We should stop at nothing short of this.

“We have hardly a dim spark of love for Him; will it help to cherish a hope?” is another question asked, to which the Saints reply, “It is sufficient to make you eligible for the Highest science of approach to Him.” This is a pleasing ray of hope. Oh! if this small spark could be kindled into a flame! Again, we say, “Jesus and other great Masters spoke so lovingly of Him, but we are sinners and there may not be much hope for us in this age.” The Masters’ soothing reply is, “No matter if you are the worst of sinners, stop where you are. There is hope for everybody, even in this crucial age.” Ages ago, nature provided for us materially and spiritually. Today the same unchangeable law is operating and will continue to do so in the future. There is food for the hungry and water for the thirsty. Nature’s inexorable and eternal law of demand and supply always works. It is only through a living Master that we can contact the Almighty God within us. In Sant Mat, contemplation of objects or images is not advised, as this is harmful to progress. Photographs of the Masters are for remembrance and recognition only, and on no account should we become attached to such external practices.

 

 

“Man! Know Thyself” – by Sant Kirpal Singh – Part 1

Dear friends,

In the coming days I am going to share with you in many smaller parts a very important subject: “Man know thyself!” – by Sant Kirpal Singh
which can be read also here:

http://spirituality.unity-of-man.org/en/spirituality/know-yourself-know-god.html

May you all be blessed and happy.
Didi

M A N !   K N O W   T H Y S E L F

What ist the greatest study of man? Is it theology? I would say no. Is it knowing the law of Blackstone and other great men who came in the past? Even then the answer will be no. Is it the study of works of men like Shakespeare, Miltion, Dickens, Burns? No. Is it occultism or Buddhism or Christianity or Sikhism or any other social religion that we may study? Are such works the greatest aim of man’s study? Again I would say that the answer is no. Why?

If you become conversant with all the scriptures left by the Masters, what do they speak of? “Man, know thyself.” So, knowing man, both his outer and inner aspects, is the greatest study for us. The greatest study of man is man.

Sant Kirpal Singh

Since the beginning of creation, when the first flicker of self-awakening dawned on man, his attention has been more and more concerned with the problem of his own worldly existence and the investigation into the cause and source of all creation. For ages he has probed and queried in vain; but now at last his increasing thirst for knowledge is turning him to study the results achieved by others in the field. Ancient and modern sages asked, “What is that, the knowledge of which makes everything else known?” and in the same breath replied, “Knowledge of the higher self – the true man.” So the supreme knowledge is that which deals both in theory and practice with man’s true nature and his relation to God. It is in fact a natural science without hypothesis, subject neither to change nor time.

In ancient India it was called “Para Vidya” (science of realized truth or science of the beyond), and different denominations sprang up to interpret this knowledge. The term “Apra Vidya,” standing for preparation for achieving the knowledge of Para Vidya, was then introduced. This preparation consists of following an ethical and moral life, and the practice of concentration or meditation (in so many ways), both being indispensable for spiritual development. Man is constantly changing or introducing new names and terminologies to describe this science. The Masters were called “Sant,” and the nature of knowledge “Mat,” thus giving us the term “Sant Mat,” which is at present mostly used to name the Path of the Masters. Other terms, such as Shabd Yoga, Surat Shabd Yoga, Sehaj Yoga, are also used to describe the same science. In the Sanskrit language, the word “Sant” means a Master of the Highest Order; and “Mat” is a confirmed opinion or statement made by an adept after personal experience. The foundation of this science therefore is the result of critical study, minute investigation, and the life-long personal verification of facts based on practical experience of the Self in man. This experience of the Self is something that a competent Master is prepared to give to each individual who approaches him. Sant Mat, therefore, is the teaching, system, and path of the Saints.

The Masters do not attach any importance to names, designations, or the fact that many religious sects, groups and circles have claimed this science as their own and named it after their leaders or founders. They look upon these groups as schools where man – the noblest being in creation – can study with other men as children of one and the same Almighty Father. A Master (also called Sant Satguru) has complete mastery of both theory and practice, and is competent to impart both knowledge and experience to all sincere seekers after truth, without any distinction whatever of colour, caste or creed. Any man or woman, whether rich or poor, young or old, sage or sinner, learned or unlearned, who is able to grasp the theory of the science has a right to acquire this knowledge.

To be continued…

 

Kirpal Sagar, a place for the whole mankind

Kirpal Sagar, a unique place in the world

More information about Kirpal Sagar, a place for the whole mankind, for all world-religions (peacefully under one roof), a place of service to man, to help the poor and needy people, a place to become a real man, to develop spiritually.

Kirpal Sagar:
https://www.kirpal-sagar.org/en/

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

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

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

Unity of Man

 

 

Blind people do not judge people
By the colour of their skin

Wise men do not take sides
For one religion

They see all religions
Under the roof of God

But we entrench ourselves
Behind words and idiologies

Arguing for right
Holding our own flag high

We kill in the name of God
Throwing stones at those who are different

Is this love
Love for God and man?

It is small-minded thinking
Behind which man hides

It is the seed of separation
Not of unity…

DidiArtist, 14.05.2021

 
 

Qualities of Light

 

 

Instead of hating
We should love

Instead of nagging
We should be grateful

Instead of taking and accumulating
We should give

Instead of thinking of ourselves
We should think of others

Instead of staying in anger
We should show generosity

Instead of controlling
We should practice tolerance

Instead of demanding
We should be wishless

Instead of resenting
We should be kind

Instead of profiting
We should share

Instead of lying
We should be honest

Instead of punishing
We should forgive and forget

Instead of ignorance and foolishness
We should develop right understanding

Instead of seeking pleasure
We should help each other

Instead of bowing to the mind
We should surrender to God

Instead of seeking differences
We should find common ground

Instead of deceiving
We should be true to ourselves

Instead of comparing ourselves
We should see our own faults

Instead of seeking greed and lust
We should live modestly and etically

Instead of fighting each other
We should reconcile

Instead of separating
We should unite

Instead of being attached to the world
We should live and die in God

Instead of wasting our life senselessly
We should start to lead it in the right way…

DidiArtist, 29.04.2021

 
 

Kirpal Sagar – all Religions peacefully together under one roof

Dear friends,

In 2007 there was a World Conference on Unity of Man and it was the first time in mankind’s history that symbols of truth of all religions side by side were revealed in Kirpal Sagar during this unique celebration.

This is an example that all religions can live together in co-existence in harmony – as there is only One God for all – we all are His children. God created man but man created religions. They all are a help for us to think of God, remember Him and it is not meant to fight against each other (one religion against another). Only ego says: this is better, this is higher – we are all in the same school of life, and aren’t we living on the same planet?…

May we all open our hearts
Didi

 

By chance or intelligent design?

 

 

If life came into being
Just because by chance
Then all that is connected
With that chance
Is also connected by chance?
A row of millions of chances?

If spirit/consciousness came into being
Just because by chance
A reasoning falling together
In cause and effect
Without chain reactions?
A chance of the chaos?

Intellect, a product by chance?
Building ideas
Of thoughts and words
Linking them together
A flow of actions, reactions
Divine linkage

Every why has a reason
Every question a linking chain
So we want to find an answer:
Chaos by chance?
Or nothing is possible – by chance?…
But place our questions – on reasons…

Can, therefore, our questions about chaos and chance
Be put down without reasons – chaotically?…

When all is connected – there cannot be chaos…

DidiArtist, 26.04.2019

 
 

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

 

 

Kirpal Sagar – a paradise on earth

 

Dear friends,

I herewith would like to introduce to you another photo of Kirpal Sagar, showing its beautiful parks
and its centre, the Sarovar with the marble ship (crossing the ocean of life) surrounded by water with the symbols of all religions  on the top of this ship-house.

Wishing you all a relaxing time
Didi

 

Beautiful parks, Sarovar and farm around

 

Do Good Be Good and Be One

 

All religions peacefully under one roof in Kirpal Sagar

 
 

Break in time and space

 

 

Seeing, living, hearing, feeling
Thought-wrapping, thought-peeling
To experience awareness of ourselves
In the middle between you and me
Division and opening
Dual, fragmented being
Consciousness, I-awareness
Cleavage of consciousness
Of time and space
Here and now
Dripping life
Wandering metamorphosis
A separate understanding
A look into the abyss of life:

Play of Illusion
In the dream of Oneness…

DidiArtist, 12.09.2019

 

New world

 

 

New rays of sunlight
Hope along the horizon
The morning is spreading
A change in the heart

Calls of seagulls
Announce the new day
Colour of unity
Golden beams of love

Old animosities vanish
In smiling open hearts
Turn into understanding
Handshaking sighs

Fights of differences
Learn to unite
Overcome old wounds
Space for a new world

A world of caring and sharing
With humans living peacefully
Together hand in hand
Under one roof:

One world
One universe
One Love
One God for all

DidiArtist, 07.03.2013

 
 

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

 

 

Dawn of mankind

 

 

Let us stand together
As humans, to live
Unity of man
Overcome hostilities

Let us lay down the weapons
Thoughts of violence
Like ulcers in our heads
Overcome what separate us

Let us treat as humans
As brothers and sister
Remove selfishness
Overcome conflicts

Let us be an inter-net
Of Love and brotherhood
Bond of service, mutual help
Overcome hate and greed

Let us widen our hearts
Welcome all people
As part of ourselves
Overcome better and worse

Let us simply be humans
Helping each other
In good and bad times
In the light of humanity

Let us begin to bear responsibility
Each one of us – today
To see a better world tomorrow
A mankind of love and peace

DidiArtist, 06.09.2018

 

 

Quote: God is always with you

 

In the photo: Sant Kirpal Singh Ji

 

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

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

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

 
 

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

 
 
 

The science of the soul – (Part 3)

 

 

 

Dr. Harbhajan Singh, Sant Kirpal Singh, Biji Surinder Kaur

 

The science of the soul – (Part 3)

The whole text can be read here:

http://spirituality.unity-of-man.org/en/spirituality/god-spirit-and-soul/357-the-science-of-the-soul.html

Guru Nanak has extended a loving invitation to all. The Master tells us that we have a purpose in life. Have we ever cared to think why we have been granted this physical existence? Human birth is really a great blessing. Man is the roof and crown of all the creation. Man is a rational being, and this is what differentiates man from the rest of the creation. He has been gifted practically with the faculty of discrimination to distinguish between right and wrong. It is for him to make the best use of his intellect and develop in him consciousness of the soul, which is lying dormant at present. Guru Nanak, therefore, reminds us that to attain Amrit, the divine nectar or the water of life, we should go to a living Master, who has access to the spiritual fountainhead and is competent to lead us to it. The living Master enjoys a supreme status. He is the very life and light of humanity. “Son knows the Father and those whom the Son reveals,” says Christ. The Master-souls are the children of light and come to diffuse the holy light among those who come to them. The Vedas pose a pertinent question: What is that thing having attained which one is fully satisfied and desires nothing else? And then go on to explain that the crown of life is the realization of God, attaining which one enjoys perpetual bliss and harmony. Soul is a conscious entity. It is a drop of the ocean of all-consciousness. It is gifted with all the attributes of the Lord. Kabir tells us that it is of the same essence as that of God. Muslim divines regard it as Amar-i-Rabbi, or the essence of God. It is due to the misdirected attitude of mind that it is overtaken by wild passions. So, when the soul is analyzed from the body and liberated from the meshes of the mind and matter, it can, once again, wing its way to the elixir of life within. It is the holy Naam – the holy Shabd or the audible life stream that the Master reveals to those who come to Him. It is the central theme of His teachings.

You may better understand it through a parable. Criminals are sent to the prison to serve their allotted sentence. A dignitary goes there and finds that the prisoners do not have adequate living quarters. He sanctions a large amount for the construction of good ventilated rooms for them. Another one goes there and discovers that the food for the prisoners is no good. He allots more funds for this purpose and the inmates are served with good food. Both of them have done a good deed, each in their own way. Another man – the master of the prison – goes there with the prison keys in his hand. Out of compassion he opens the prison gate and allows the prisoners to escape if they like. You will agree that the last man has done a magnificent service by providing the prisoners an opportunity to be free again. The world is a large prison-house where each one of us is serving his term, the allotted span of life. We are mightily engaged in the various pursuits of life with no knowledge of the free life beyond the prison walls. The Master has the key into the realms beyond; and when He comes, He throws open the door of the prison-house and invites us to take our chance of breathing the free air outside. Those who take the chance are blessed indeed. In the succeeding verses, we will know of various factors that qualify a person to gain liberation for the soul.

Leave off artificiality, all outer forms and thy wit, for in duality and uncertainty you cannot get any spiritual benefit.

The Master tries to pull us out of our deep slumber. In compassion, He shows us the way to freedom. He asks us to simplify our life. It is a blessing to be born in a temple, but a sin to die in it. Just as discussed earlier, it is necessary to remain in the religion to which one belongs; but while remaining there, one must learn to rise above all religious and social barriers, expand the self so that it embraces the entire humanity, nay all the creation, and realize the principle of the fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man. Once a person rises above body and bodily limitations, blinkers fall from his eyes and he sees his Self in all and all in his Self. All the narrowing prejudices of nationality, race, and tribe sink far below, for now he belongs to the one great family of man. We take up certain religious beliefs with the purpose of spiritual enlightenment; but after some time, we find to our regret that we are bypassing the very purpose of life and are caught up in a vicious circle of forms and formalities. One must be cautious to see which way the wind blows and how he is faring. Again, I want to emphasize that the basic concept of all religions – spiritual enlightenment – should never be lost sight of. We must keep the bull’s eye constantly before us if we are out to be a good marksman. A lover of the Lord must, therefore, love God with all his soul, with all his mind, and with all his might. Too much of formalisms and formalities will necessarily bring in doubt, suspicion, and duality. There is a world of difference between an intellectual and a spiritual man. The two are poles apart. A philosopher deals with theories, while a mystic deals with the reality alone. Hence the need for disenfranchising the self from all limiting adjuncts that keep the soul smothered under the dead weight of rites and rituals.

O mind, be thou still and not run into the wilderness.

It is in the stillness of the mind that one can see the face of divinity. A close study of the subject will show that the mind is generally in the grip of the senses and the latter are helplessly rushing out into the fields of sense-pleasures. In the Hindu mythology, soul is described as riding a chariot of the body with intellect as its driver, the mind as reigns, and the senses as powerful steeds which are whirling it restlessly into sensual enjoyments. So the first step for a spiritual aspirant is to control his senses and save himself from falling unwittingly as prey to the temptations. It is said that we receive 83 percent of our impressions through the eyes, 14 percent through the ears, and rest of the three percent through other organs. Just see how needlessly we are rushing head long into the wild drama of life! The Master not only guides us on how to free ourselves from this captivity, but actually offers a better substitute to the mind in the form of inner light and sound current or the music of the spheres.

To be continued…