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CONTENTS The highest form of Yoga
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What is Meditation? – Who is the Master? Positive power – negative power
Spiritual healing is prohibited by the Masters Spiritual healing and occult powers
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e. but I cannot rise above this duality. reduce its frequency) and can prolong your life as long as you can. (For example) they are put under ground for days together and they again come back. The word religion means – ‘re’ means back. and this very. So ultimate goal of all yogas is absorption into the Brahm. So you know. So he came to his Guru. the other is conscious Samadhi. Bhakti Yoga. outer form of religions. So the end of all Yogas. then in that case you control your breathing inside (i. in which we can have some experience of God. is ultimate. To bind back our souls to God. there is Prana Yoga. that people have inert Samadhi. you see. There is Bhakti Yoga. I am glad to know you are students of religion. within you. absorption into God. And ‘yoga’ the word also comes from the word ‘yuj’ – that means to unite our self to God. this most important subject. There have been so many yogas – and there is only one task – to know God. There is another kind of Samadhi. In ordinary we take about eight to ten breaths in one minute. They aim at the Samadhi. There are two kinds of Samadhi: one is inert Samadhi. He told him “I see ‘Mother’ all around. who was called Totapuri. Gyhan Yoga (etc.The highest form of Yoga Sant Kirpal Singh I can address you as ‘dear children’. So knowledge is the same for the East and the West – that makes no difference. So he could not rise into the unconditioned state of mind. too. as Shankara puts it. That is not conscious Samadhi. Prana Yoga can prolong your life. There is Hatha Yoga. and the ultimate goal of all yogas is to absorb our self into God – to be one with Him. There are so many yogas.). You’ll find in many cases. If you have recourse to the Prana Yoga. The social bodies came into being only to teach this. That is not ultimate rising into Brahm – unconditioned state of. He saw ‘Mother’ all around – in and out. How can that be possible?” Then Totapuri stuck with some glass here between 5 . that is called ‘conscious Samadhi’. So Hatha Yoga enables us to keep the body fit – each Yoga has its own scope. In that Yoga one man has to form some hypothesis. in which you remain conscious. the Yoga of devotion. how we can contact our self with God – the ultimate goal of all religions. which is a higher form of it. which concerns our own very self. the word religion means that. Paramhansa Ramakrishna was a follower of the Bhakti Yoga – ideal Bhakti Yoga in the East – and worshipped God as ‘Mother’. ‘ligio’ to bind.
So he (Patanjali) came up to that goal. you can be drenched with the all consciousness Samadhi. in which you can say. and they came up. Then comes the Gyan Yoga. So in that case. You find Hatha Yoga. but Ramanuja did not agree with him. We want something which can help us through. This ABC starts from there. a sheath – it is not the ultimate goal. it does not mean staying there all along. that soul can be above body-consciousness. the second thing is. which is the highest form of Yoga. That is why Ramanuja did not appreciate the view of his predecessor. Prana Yoga can only lead us to the certain stage. we can rise into it”. Prana Yoga. He gave out Vasisht Yoga (Advaita). In pranas they have to control their breathing. that it can focus its energies. there the religion starts. though it is a first step – the ABC of the beyond starts when you rise above body-consciousness. Bhakti Yoga and Jnana Yoga are not ultimate release. when you rise above body-consciousness. So for that reason They (the Masters) have given out that we should have some such course. you find in the eastern philosophy. they all point to the (necessity of) rising above body-consciousness. but not unconditioned state of mind. without having recourse to the arduous ways of pranas. Shankara was the one to preach. Patanjali organized all Yogas in a system at degrees. so he rose into Samadhi.the two eyebrows and gave him a boost. In this also you’ll find you cannot have more than dips into the beyond. from the present bondage. This is 6 . ‘Pran-mai-kosh’. I would say. Where the world philosophies end. “it is all unconditioned state of. which is the natural yoga. that even without pranas you can rise above. There are ‘Ana-mai-kosh’. So there comes the Sound current. also called Jnana Yoga. So full realization or true Samadhi is not a matter of transcending the physical body. Ramakrishna and all these. This yoga covers all these problems which other yogas have. not even step by step. He did not appreciate that but gave right to Vasisht (Advaita) Yoga. Jnana Yoga can only give us a dip into the beyond. that we may rise out of this bondage. which says that you can have access to the beyond. So to bring this attention beyond is a very intricate way. there are sheaths. Some people without proper guidance may be lost. you cannot remain there all along. bodies covering the soul. So he ultimately evolved two things from there – one thing is. and ‘vigyan-mai-kosh’ is also a kosh. but not remain there unconditioned always.
though free from attributes in His primeval state.” ‘Saut’ means sound. I am quoting you references. outward aspects. So that is the cause of all creation. It is called Word. and all creation came into being after that”. came into being and is called ‘Shabd’”. the king of all meditations. “in the beginning was the Word”. So that God-into-expression Power is called ‘Word’ and in all other terminologies they have called “Nameless came into being. it is called ‘Kalam-i-Quadim’ in their terminology. Shabd is the direction power. agent of God. God is ‘Music of the spheres’. this is also what others say.most natural and easiest of all yogas. When God wanted. controlling all creation and permeating all creation. So you’ll find that in scriptures. Word was with God and Word was God”. ‘Unstruck fire’. “Word was with God. he heard the commandments of God admidst thunder and flame. So that ‘Nameless One’ or ‘Shabdless One’ – Absolute God. Vibration results in two things: Light and Sound. He said. That power has two aspects: Light and Sound.” Moses. It is called ‘Nada’. that ‘Shabd’ is the cause of all creation. there was vibration. Shabd is the real essential core of all. “The Word was in the beginning. So God is Light and God is Sound Principle. “Wordless came into being. called ‘Naam’”. there was Light. Taoism also speaks of 7 . or ‘Kalam-iQuadim’. you may say – when it came into being. – “and from ‘Saut’ spreads all light. goes back into ‘Shabd’ and again restarts a new creation. ‘I am one and wish to be many’. ‘Naam’ or ‘Shabd’. So this is what Christ said. ‘Saut’ in Arabic word or ‘Word’. All this is manifestation of that Power. “I am one and wish to be many”. “Creation came into being from ‘Saut’. of the God-into-expression Power. So there are two outward expressions of the God-intoexpression Power. that the Absolute God. All Masters say. that came into expression. then further followed by Sound. God is called the ‘Nada’ and the ‘Voice of God’. So all scriptures with us today speak of this – this is natural yoga. here and there: “When God said. Zoroaster spoke of the same thing. cause of all creation. Word was God. which can be exercised by the old. It is called by the Mohammedan Saints as ‘Sultan-ul-Azkar’. So ‘Shabd’ is a power – from ‘Shabd’ the Light was born. which is called ‘Word’. that Godpower. I would say. that is called ‘Word’. So Masters of this yoga teach us. Shamaz Tabrez tells us.” So from Shabd also creation came. This creation comes into being by ‘Shabd’. ‘Sarosha’ to light and sound. it was Word”. “It was ‘Ashabda’. Whole creation came into being after that. projected Himself into forms and is given two primal attributes: Light and Sound. you see. So. as I just submitted. the young and everybody.
there was vibration and vibration results in two things: light and sound. “There is inside light and from there proceeds the sound. as I submitted. If you come in contact with that. “His eyes were as the flaming of fire. by Ingresh Rishi – it is the oldest one. and light and sound are the way back to Absolute God. Guru Nanak said so. it will take you to the ultimate goal from where all this God-into-expression Power came into being. the son of Devaki. Prakash. Everybody is not fit for that. you find it given in the Upanishads. Tao. When God came into expression. the sound coming from above. the macrocosm. And I heard the voice of harpers. you see. So if there is a sheath.” So first step is to rise above bodyconsciousness. So ‘Nada’ it is called. You have to do Kumbakh – and this is not natural. “There is a light within you. it is called ‘Saut’. French or Chinese. you have to have some hypothesis to start with. ‘Naam’. “There is a Sun of Mahabrahmand. Tajall – all mean the same thing: light and sound. but that is a hard work’s way. So many names were given to it: Bang-i-Asmani. it is called ‘Akash Bani’. who rises above body-consciousness. harping with their harps. In the revelation of John you will find. it is called ‘Shabd’. From there proceeds the sound. In the East. “And I heard a voice of many waters. which was given to Krishna. Jyoti. All other yogas have their own scope. from there a sound proceeds. In Jnana Yoga you can only get dips into the Beyond. another Saint.” These are references of those who have experience of the Beyond. Prana system is a way. because Jnana is also a sheath over the coverings of the soul as given by the scriptures. of that power which came into expression. ‘Udgit’. These have been the basic teachings of all (Masters). this is the basic teaching of all. how can there be rising into unconditioned state? So the natural way back to Absolute 8 . And in Bhakti Yoga. as a voice of great thunder. from where it emanates. his voice has the sound of many waters. Those who went within (all said the same). Sarosha. His countenance was as the sun shineth in its strength. whether in central Asia or anywhere. and there are ways and ways for that. too. and this is the yoga which has the ultimate goal – to take you back to the Absolute God.” These are references given to whether Christians or Indians. Who can hear it? Only he who goes into a Samadhi.the same thing ‘Creative Verbum’ and ‘Divine Light’. You catch the ray of the sun.” The same is also said by Paltu. where will you be led? To the sun. the music of the other side. Nida-i-Asmani. and you cannot rise above duality.” This was the secret teaching.
” Now you’ll find why this bell ringing stands in our churches? Why in temples? Why there is light lit in the outer churches. the fall of rain. I mean to say. As spirit is eternal. angels were asked to bow down before the manbody. Upanishads say the same thing. those who pay pilgrimage to Mecca. which ultimately assumed the shape of Gabriel forming itself into Word. whereas in the temples those who enter they ring the bell. why can we be afraid that we will die! So manbody is the true temple of God which is considered to be the highest in all creation. which is called Light and Sound. in which there is no hypothesis. you see. These are symbols standing for God. So there are two powers within us. And churches are long. And this is a golden opportunity that we have got. you know. in which we reside. Socrates. they first go and visit the cave Hira where Prophet Mohammed sat for six years to hear the sound? He began to have messages from the higher (planes) when he was in tune with that Sound Principle and Light. there you light a candle. Prophet Mohammed heard this celestial sound – music. After this the ‘Bhervi’ will be heard intermingled with the sounds of bells and conchs.God.” Plato also referred to it as the ‘Music of the Spheres’. We are now conscious entities.” The only way back to God you can have in manbody only. but he passed all his life in jail. temples and other places of worship? They are raised after the model of manbody. And you know. Whoever enters. said. you see. We are spirit in man. So you know Baha U’llah? You heard his name? He was a mystic. Koran says. It is next to God. “I heard a sound which took me into the new world. “When the manbody was set up. the two aspects of which are light and sound. Pythagoras referred to it as ‘Music of all Harmonies’ and ‘Truth clothed in Light’. And now you will find the difference between the two: in the church the bell is ringing on all along (at certain times). Temples are dome-shaped. and all Masters said as I referred to you. ‘Nad Upanishad’ is purely for this Sound Principle that gives “First a murmuring sound resembling that of wave of the ocean. And the true temple of God is manbody. he rings the bell. no drawing of inferences – it is a direct contact with the God-into-expression Power. Buddhist 9 . He had references to the ‘Flaming Sound’ or the ‘Ringing Radiance’ as the outer expression of the God-into-expression Power. two aspects of the God-into-expression Power. a drop of the ocean of All-Consciousness. the running rivulets. Similarly Zoroaster had the same thing. nose-shaped – there you have also got light and bell ringing going on regular ringing.
and Sound Principle is the guiding principle. two ears. It has got nine doors open. in whom that power is manifest. It is also called Third Eye or Shiv Netra. but our soul. And the outward expression – two aspects of the God-into-expression Power is light and sound. that is identified with the mind. And Masters who come. where to go. When towards his last days Lord Buddha called for all his disciples. In light you see. So these are things lying within us. the outer expression of which is called attention. but the ones whose single eye is not opened within. Manbody is the house we live in. “If thine eye be single. And others who see may be blind!” The word ‘blind’ in the terminology of the Saints means: your inner eye is not opened. That controlling power is the God-into-expression Power called by so many names by different Masters who came in the past. One who is ‘Word-made-flesh’. So. Divya Chakshu. “I have come to make people see who do not see. They are called touchstones. one is the power of seeing and one is of hearing. thy whole body shall be full of light. you see a candle in gloom.” So there is Light and there is the Sound Principle which guides you where to go. in Him that (power) is manifest. That light can be seen. They can give you a contact with that by raising your attention from all outside and the body below. he asked them. two nostrils. First when you enter. where you are. ‘Paras’. He resides in every heart. “Let the coming generation know that the intrinsic hearing is the only way back to Diamond Samadhi”. Some people take up the way of the light only. two eyes. body and world so much so that we have for- 10 . what does He do? That power already exists in us. and They open the single eye to see the light of God. The man who is ‘Word-made-flesh’. those who are ‘Word-made-flesh’. Some power is controlling us in the body. Latent Eye. that is within each one of us. the single eye is not opened to see the light of God. you see the light. you see. “How to attain a Diamond Samadhi?” All referred to the light and sound and ultimately Lord Buddha gave out. There are two (forms). with all these doors open. But we cannot run away out of it. East or West makes no difference. they are environed.say the same thing. the outgoing faculties. There the Sound Principle guides. And Christ said. ‘Blind’ does not mean those who have got no eyes on the forehead. enveloped by all the light and they do not know where to go further. mouth and two underneath. So ‘Word-made-flesh’ can give you a contact to all that. then the sound follows. that eye is within everyone of us.
Gayatri-Mantra means to rise above the body. takes it to the seat of the soul which is at the back of the eyes. All Yogas refer to that. you have got the intellect. you have risen above body-consciousness!” This is the first step. “Those who are initiated into the mysteries of the Beyond. what does He do? Our attention. the outward expression of the soul which is identified with the body and outside world that we cannot differentiate our self. which we are identified with. you have got the outgoing faculties. their soul has the same experience of leaving the body as it has at the time of death. And they tell us. Seeing is above all! And seeing arises when? When you rise above the body-consciousness by self-analysis. So how to come out of this? Masters gave out: “Man know thyself! Who you are. but they also gave them a demonstration of that how to 11 . the most natural Yoga – a child can do it. this manbody is a strange factory which is run by us. Now we cannot differentiate. From here we leave into the Beyond. There is a prayer. It is you enlivening these things. they say ‘reborn’. “Don’t believe in the words of the Master if you don’t see for your own self and you testify to it: “Yes.” So to ‘know’ – generally people take it at the level of feelings or drawing inferences – but they both are subject to error. One birth into this manbody. And manbody is changing every moment of life. As we are identified with this and the two things.” It is the same process. old man can do it. eight. So you know. the ABC of spirituality truly starts when you rise above the body-consciousness. they had a system – they made the children of seven. Now we work at the level of the manbody. In the old days there was a system in the East (in the West also the same. The first thing that a ‘Word-made-flesh’ gives you is: a demonstration of how to rise above body-consciousness. And they gave the Gayatri-Mantra. they have got their own words for that. direct our attention to the sun!” And they gave out this mantra. So this is the most easy. As I told you. you have the body. Young man can do it. those appear to be stationary. the other into the Beyond.gotten our self. nine years old ‘twiceborn’. We cannot differentiate our self. All these outgoing faculties. eyes and everything. catch the ray of sun. It is a grand optical illusion. are changing. The world around us is also changing at the same speed. Plutarch tells us. what you are! Are you the body? No. “Oh God. Where? When a man dies his eyes are upturned. He withdraws our attention from all outside and from the body below. gain strength from us and then they are controlling us. reach the sun itself. “You must be reborn!” as Christ gave out). The Master who is adept in that way.
which cannot be taken away by anyone except by the hands of the ‘Word-made-flesh Master’. very wonderful talk. Suppose a lamp is there. “Truth is above all. So ultimate goal of all Saints has been beyond all these physical planes. Because They are All-Attention.rise above body-consciousness and how to open the single eye to see the light of God. If you have attachments. Outer models are made only for the beginners to make them understand that suchlike light is within you and suchlike sound is reverberating within you. Some of the Hindus give them the same Gayatri-Mantra. You know. and that is showing that suchlike light and suchlike sound is within you. So all Masters referred to the light within that grows more and more as you rise above physical. four.” Ethical life is the stepping stone to spirituality. you see. So the light is within each one of us. And you with- 12 . So many sheaths: physical. and they are said to be ‘twice-born’. causal – you have just something to start with (to get rid of these sheaths). it is covered by one sheath. it appears (as if) no light is there. that we may testify what is what by our own self? And the second thing is: True living. “Take heed that the light within you is not darkness!” So this light is covered with sheaths. Now in all our places of holy worship we have got those symbols of light and sound. And so long as there were practical people they gave the demonstration of that – and they gave out: “Don’t believe in the words of a Master unless you testify that it is so. So this is one thing. To five-years-old-children even! Even nowadays that custom still prevails. three. one requirement: Who can give us a demonstration. When you take off one cover. in the spiritual planes. astral. how can you withdraw your attention from that? The Masters give you little way up. causal and supercausal plane. And Christ said. you are given up to outer enjoyments. full light (will be there). you can see some light. and true living is still above truth. when you take off all covers. how to see the light of God. They also had that knowledge – for want of practical people however you have forgotten. two. one covering. but for want of practical people they do not give the demonstration how to rise above body-consciousness. that he was caught in the third plane. But we poor fellows have no money – what shall we do? So Masters use to give something to start with – a seed which cannot be perished.” Suppose people come and give us a talk on business principles. When you take off the other cover. in one of the books (of the Bible) it is referred about John. still more light (is there). maybe more or less. astral.
they can get quicker results. they had direct knowledge. When they left. that has some coverings over that. So it is a very regular way as two and two make four. two or four did not see. they don’t touch the outer forms.” Background – those who have got background. most welcome. for them a necessity is: pure life. “Blessed are the pure in heart. full of lusty and other thoughts. maybe less or more.” You cannot expect a king to enter a filthy room. Can you expect God will manifest in a heart which is filthy. “The different lights – do You remember. light is there. Those who met them there. Master. when they come. when you rise above different planes as I told you – light is there – the lamp is burning. Masters again come to revive this wisdom. Then. So there are only a few who did not (see). outer labels that we are carrying of different religions. That’s on the way. Those who meet with that thing.draw from outside. all others had it (an experience). when it sits. experience. did you see light? No? Others they saw! “Yes!” So many – only I think. you have little light. there appears to be no light. knowing God. For want of practical people the same formations result in stagnation and stagnation results in deterioration. yes! Question about light-experience. When you shake off one. three – more. demonstration of it. These religions came into being only recently after the Masters had left the scene. like that it goes on the way. do you? Even a dog – I mean – the lowest of the creatures. then take off two. when all coverings are there. for they shall see God” You see? So Tulsi Sahib says. Only want somebody who knows the practical way. it cleans the ground underneath with its tail. As long as there were practical people they had the benefit of that. You attend your meditation hour. So Masters. no intoxicants. to the best I know. Moreover some outer requirements are there: to be on strict vegetarian diet. They have something to start with… 13 . “May I interrupt you and ask a few questions?” Yes. these schools of thought came into being. to keep their teachings alive. all others out of three hundred people over there (did see). evil thoughts for others? So that is the first step. You said this morning that some people brought more with them from the past lives. “Clean the chamber of thy heart so that thy lover may enter. more light. from the body below and you see for your own self.
is there any mention of Christ speaking about reincarnation or previous lives?” Christ has given some reference. We don’t know full history. you see. Wordless State. a demonstration of that. Such ones. you see. why should they return and have reincarnation again? This is only for those who such Master – ‘Word-made-flesh’ – have not met. Question that is not understandable. “May I ask a question?” No reservation. why they should think of reincarnation? They won’t come back again to the world. ultimate goal from where the light and sound proceeds. Who sees. they do not come as prisoners. they come up.not all. they have not to return. even the children see it. I have been student like you. And to proceed further with proper guidance and help. there is light within – so it is in each man. yes. you can reach the goal.” Masters don’t touch outer labels. but they want further guidance. you see! I am also a student of life. and that is the Absolute God. some capital to start with. As long as there are practical people. you see. They come only. Still I continue as a student. so you may see yourself? So there should be something. You mentioned also that one should stay in his own religion because Christ taught this same method of reaching God. Where the world philosophies end. There should be some boost given. As I join others. Yes. there the 14 . For want of practical people. that’s all. But those who met a Master. It is only made that many people can derive benefit. but some. as I told you. They heard the sound and began to treat their ears by the doctors. But they do not know how to proceed further. I have seen suchlike men who saw light. you see. Some people do have background. You people have to take my place – our places – you are the budding hopes of the coming generations! “If Christ taught the same thing. where to go further. – how many are there who can give you a boost like that. They began to treat their eyes in the eye-clinic. Man learns and unlearns all through life. all people derive the benefit. who can take a man home. “Master. are sent only to guide the child humanity. too. when they go back home. He gave references here and there.
That school is better which turns out many successful students. we respect Him. you see. he passed through the life and had that experience.religion starts.. They have again that very thing which we have forgotten. Physical bodies or outer labels do not form religions. you testify to it. that’s the pity. is it not? All these schools of thoughts are schools and we have joined to know God. we have. Where it is manifest. So all Masters who came. you see. for want of practical people. Word is the Guru manifest – He resides in every heart. For want of practical people. I tell you. Jesus also appeared in the man form. When Word is made flesh. Thank to God and you specially who has managed (this talk) over here! (Chicago – 19 Nov. All Masters. I think. Masters again come from time to time to revive that forgotten lesson. all others. Teacher of man is a man. we respect. You see. So teacher of a man is a man who is according to your own level. and can also communicate the same thing. those are schools of thought. 1972) For further explanations see “The Crown of Life” by Sant Kirpal Singh. truly speaking. forgotten that lesson and Masters come from time to time to give them again. . all credit goes to them. God indeed (works) through Master. they were all in the human form. I would say. Question that is not understandable. Basic teachings have been the same almost and all Masters – only we have forgotten. ‘Word-made-flesh’. not voice which comes from the heaven. these are social bodies. He is Word. man could be a teacher. And if they turned out men like that to know God. Prophet Mohammed. and others. I think. we respect Him. It shows we have joined this particular school of thought to know oneself and to know God.
Sant Kirpal Singh 16 . This sublime principle differentiates the holy Path from all other schools of thought.The holy Path of the Masters offers a direct conscious contact with the Divinity within after rising above body-consciousness.
If we remember those things we can never be misled in our life. And to go back we have to follow exactly what is written in the holy scriptures. All of you know that we are the same essence as that of God – man is next to God. So the mystery of life or the riddle of life always remains unsolved. Harbhajan Singh All of you know very well that the purpose of human life is to meet good end and for that purpose we have to live in the world with higher values of life. sects and isms. now there are faiths after faiths. Higher values of life concern us to know the very cause of life. It is not so easy to determine the purpose of human life.What is Meditation? – Who is the Master? Dr.” Today we will know the very important things. Two things are very much needed: what is meditation. Knowledge about the higher values of life lies in man but unless until he doesn’t rise above the plane of senses and the shackles of the mind he cannot know the real cause of this life. and those differ from the basic teaching. he cannot know the cause and the effect of the world. above the causal body. And how can one know the reality by coming in contact with those people? So never any competent Master so far advised us. Where the world’s philosophies end there the religion starts! According to the teaching of the competent Master our real life starts only when we tap inside. “The experience of the competent Master must become our experience. The teaching remained one and the same or it is written with one opinion by all competent Masters of the world. Unless until one doesn’t rise above the causal mind. We will never be deluded in the world. for that purpose we must have the ruling passion in life. Because now the 17 . If once we know the very cause of our life then we can know more and more towards this. Whether they came in the East or West. Competent Masters see the very root-cause of this life and they tell us about the higher values of life. and who is the Master. religions after religions. You know. this one opinion exists in the holy scriptures as well. So Masters tell us. at different places and at different times.
and now this power came as Sant Kirpal Singh. either one or two. their experiences are there. “I am the Master”. those competent Masters stressed upon the experience that one must get. it is as definite as two and two make four. Just to understand this point is not difficult. From here it withdraws at the time of death and just below there is the mind and just little more below there is the intellect. – this is also a subject: this is the Divine science of the soul and we are thought just to learn that very subject. how to meditate. The upper part is the true temple of God and below it is the three-(fold) world (physical. some time this power came as Kabir. So. during that very time. So today we will try to understand the most important subjects – meditation and who is the Master. But Masters tell us. that those who claim themselves as Master. Because all competent Masters went through the same way. maybe one in a billion. some time as Ravidas. You can come above the body-consciousness but you cannot withdraw it. If somebody says. some time in the form of Guru Nanak.purpose of human life is told everywhere in the world. And further there is said that there is none in a million. They are all one! So search out of the holy scriptures. Guru Nanak. because they never know what is meditation. astral and causal world) we are living in. Some time this power came in the form of Jesus Christ. they can never be the Master. not more than that. 18 . how many came along with them? They were few. then we should know that in the holy scriptures it is said. between the soul and the mind there is an ‘iron door’ that separates the lower body from the upper body. Religion. Gods and goddesses live there and with the lower body we can transcend to those barriers by various ways (but not beyond). What happens? Now you see everywhere in the world people are meditating. they are no bar to spirituality. Now. different faiths. Kabir. Where they are meditating. outer rituals and rites. Spirituality means you have to learn something. Just like in schools and colleges we learn one subject. Guru Gobind Singh and all other competent Masters came into the world. There were already hundred thousand such so-called masters who also appeared now. They are all one. When Christ. The seat of the soul in the body is between and behind the two eyebrows. But where is man misled? When he meditates or in selecting the Master! Most of the people are misled on these two points. All positive powers are one. It is a science. where the world’s philosophies end there the religion starts. The second thing is that they also do not know who is the Master. because you cannot withdraw from the body-consciousness. countries.
As for example. we may try our level best – some people may suffer – but they cannot rise above body-consciousness.how they are meditating. Whereas the experience of all competent Masters is one and the same. they remain happy but this is not the practical experience. the way back to God – they are all doing with their own systems. Whereas it (a true experience) is the same experience as it happens at the time of death. Anybody who went in any chakra and told about that one. Except the way of the Light.and Sound principle. unless this ‘iron door’ is opened. People may meditate by some so-called masters. they could not get out of it. which are revealed by different so-called masters or those who are competent of various other Yogas. that is not the positive experience. where will they go? They will go where the mind takes them. They have not withdrawn from the body but they are meditating. We cannot do that. which have nothing to do with the reality. And when they are meditating. And what will be the result of it? Rishis and Munis spent their whole life in this meditation. their mind and intellect are working. They became a skeleton of bone. people meditate. So there are many. their experience also differs. Because ways are open for the negative power as well as for the positive power. When people meditate without entering through the Third Eye or the same experience which happens at the time of death. So that experience is only possible when you are able to withdraw from the body-consciousness. that’s the subject. it is impossible. so mind will take them through the tentacles anywhere and when we are stressing forcibly on certain points it is called Hatha Yoga. Because of this iron door which is only opened by the help of the Masterpower. There you can experience light that – if somebody wants to come out of it – he cannot do it. So now for your right understanding. many ways. So to go back into the body you can go with many. they see the light. Now you know that those so-called masters who give experience. But to rise above the body-consciousness there 19 . This separates the body from the upper part which is called the true temple of God. with spirituality. that does not differ at all. So when the mind is active while people are meditating and their intellect is working. other went into another and he told the glory of the other – their experience in the astral plane differ from one another. but they could not get rid of it. it is the same experience as when people stress and they go to the same place. They are meditating in the presence of the mind. the mind overinfluences and takes the soul into the chakras or into the astral plane. many ways.
but the light is so excessive. who is doing such type of meditation. Hell and heaven. they could not get rid of the mind. one time they were in heaven and then they were in the hell. They can go into the hell and the heaven – but it is not that heaven where we have to go. till they are helped by a competent Master – and it is a big fortune if someone meets such a Master. So those avataras. You can enter into it.is only one way. that the soul cannot come out of it. So there is no way for anybody who is engaged in this work. they both are in the first plane. those who are meditating on the level of the mind and their intellect will be taken care of by the positive power or by the negative power? Certainly it will be understood. Something has to be remembered and should be recorded in our daily life: that the experiences that lead through the astral plane with the mind are very charming. Their life is worse than that of a man. they settle in the heaven. so you cannot be helped there in any way. Light without sound is stationary. Those who go this way are all the time caught by the negative power and cannot get free from it. “The weed is growing on their heads. Because gods and goddesses. They have illusionary nature. the same problem is with them. but they go for a very long journey. They lose their life – not only in this birth. Avataras also live in the heavens and enjoy their life through the senses. everything can be written on it. Where will he ultimately go? Into the domain of gods and goddesses. into the domain of the negative power. They are working as instruments of the negative power. What will happen then. And that was the result of their meditations and the result of their karmas and that was the cause of their wishes. that tells us the higher values of life. They will remain in the domain of the negative power and there is no way for them to come out. So this teaching. There can be excess of light. taught and practised by all competent Masters – this is our purpose. Once they have selected their ways it is very difficult for them to come out of it. avataras. it is even worse than the hell. They are meditating for the negative power and they will be caught by the negative power. That heaven which is explained. – What is the fate of a man who is only meditating on them? Kabir says. but it is a trap. Those with good karmas.” Do you think. But the person who has started like this. Whatever problem is within man. we will tell later on. whose names are very popular in the world. there is no hope 20 . they cannot see the water of life. Ordinary man is like a white paper.
if you do not meditate on them. It is not only that you can simply overpower them. if you do not obey their orders. And this is the time when these powers have started to multiply in the world. take you through the Third Eye and lead you this way through the darkness – he takes you a straight and very narrow way within. Today I am telling you what is going on everywhere and how to get rid of the effect of these things. You should have the outlook to know what is going on in the world and what is good for you and what is bad for you. there is a definite way to overcome all these forces. “Here is the Master. All worldly problems are created by those powers. yes. Whatever Kabir has written that is beyond explanation. For that purpose. he is God himself. he is a very good Master. these are created by the antiforces in the whole atmosphere. but there are very few positive forces who are on the defensive side. spiritual healing and lots of miraculous things are the offshoot of these meditations. He must forget that very negative experience – only then there is the possibility.” What is the proof with you that he is a Master. you come. There are hundred thousand forces which are working there. If you want initiation. Somebody tells you. that he is a God? You must have a proof also. He will first withdraw you from the body-consciousness. And there is a way to come back. you can go everywhere in the world (and try to get it). Black magic.for him. I tell you. but then it is open. Whatever negativity is prevailing in the world that is only due to these powers. there is no hope for such people. When one starts to work as doer and starts to give miraculous promises. suicide. What do they tell us? A competent Master will give you a very different experience. and there one is caught. with the Riddhis and Siddhis. What is the crite- 21 . I am telling you the truth now. With these negative forces hundred thousand human beings are misled from their ways and their houses are spoiled. He can only be helped by the grace of a competent Master who transcends him above the body-consciousness and gives him the fresh positive experience. you can (also) help a lot of people to overcome these problems. If you meditate on them they will spare you. if you do not trust those words. Murder. Such people become the doers of those wishes. One can fulfil lots of wishes and help others to fulfil their wishes. They have the power to deceive man at any stage and at any time. they will create problems in your house. miraculous things and all those antiforces which are increasing in the world day by day. at least go back to your holy scriptures. accident. In this time they will start to create very attractive design of their power. please remember it.
“while sitting in Satsang. Last time when I was here. “Then who are you?” I said. When in the holy scriptures it is said that Rishis and Munis became a skeleton of the bones. he said. but the consequences are very bad.. There you are caught and you will never be let free. take me through the darkness and show me the door.. Even if he tried his level best until death. So this is the biggest criteria which Master has laid down before you. though he went to his Master lots of times and each time he gave a fresh initiation and every time his problem grew more and more.” This is the help from the Master. and that is in the body. that duty I am doing. They could not control their mind. but who is the real Master? The radiant form of the Master is our Master. There is no sign of any problem here. “Are you a Master?” I said.” And he was affected with this problem (which I described above): he had been initiated by some person but his body started to burn. they could not solve the riddle of life – after all. so where did they go? Where they meditated! They are caught all the time in the net of transmigration and there is no hope for them. And we have seen many. It was an awful life for him. Whereas.” He will withdraw you into the sky. “No”. “Our Master is the best”. Everyone says. It is very easy to jump into such meditation. Ask that "Master". Whatever duty He has given. one person asked me. this problem went away and I feel refreshed. the heaven within. what to say of their 22 . if you are doing these outer Yogas. and when this serpentine power (kundalini). He was very receptive.ria to prove (if you can get a true experience there)? You are here – here is the seat of the soul. you withdraw me through the Third Eye. it is a death trap for you. Here we withdraw from the body-consciousness. day and night he was restless. I am doing my duties. from the root of the spinal cord starts. and receptivity (but wrong meditation) took him to a lot of problems. The outer effect of this meditation is only to go into the trap of the negative power. You are caught there for all the times. transcending all the chakras and opens over here (the Purush in Sahasrar). I am telling all those things very openly because here people are misled. “I am doing the work of my Master! What do you want to tell me? I am the borrowed servant of my Master. this power would not leave him. For four years he could not get rid of these problems. They are knowing each and everything but when they come over here (at the Third Eye) – here they are misled (by so-called masters). “What happened with you?” He said. many persons who are suffering from this disease and there is no way (out). “You withdraw me from here. where did they go? Did they go to the Godpower? They had not solved the mystery of death. Masterpower could get rid of his problem which he could never do (out of himself). “But today”. Then I asked him.
But we became the slave of the senses and the negativity therein. your mind will be stilled. The teaching of competent Masters is very simple. Mind becomes more active while doing this Yoga. It will create more and more problems. Once this power starts to take work from them. easy to digest and easy to get. they cannot get rid of this power. they are empty from within. because there is oneness in this path. So you cannot solve the problem through your mind. only when this door is opened to you – then the effect will be positive for the soul. those who are meditating over here at the level of the mind. avataras – these negative forces. because mind itself is the problem. I mean to say.passions. The way back to God is full of vibration. With the Word of the Master you can transcend all the barriers and come back. They are caught. but they do not have the practical life. it will start to burn. Man is next to God. So this is why I tell you: those who meditate on this very subject they will speak much. Now. Only when you withdraw from the body-consciousness you will come to the level of the soul. Then one is able to overcome his short-comings and is not afraid of any consequences of the world. Gods and goddesses. And also easy to overcome all other problems of the worldly things. When you go to such persons. just for self-realization you believe the teaching of Christ with very few words. He only awakens this power (in us) and negative power cannot come. So easy it can withdraw from the body-consciousness. Those who speak too much. If it wants to stay with it. your intellect will not move at all and you do not know what is going on in the body below. Each step you are getting the new life within. Negative power cannot stand. You will forget the body. easy to understand. They are caught by the negative power. The fate of man is just like that if he cuts his throat with his own knife. You are getting more and more vibration within and in the worldly way souls gets strength. but they will keep you there where they are. When one is initiated by the Masterpower. they are the servants of the holy body. he doesn’t get anything new – it is already there in man. So with all those 23 . it will not leave them. The fear is withdrawn from the soul. This is the positive experience and Masterpower will withdraw your attention as you can remove the hair from the butter. love and harmony. “You cannot enter the kingdom of God unless you are born anew!” When you shut the ten doors of this temple you can see the heavenly light within. There is no second way. they will talk a lot of things. So directly or indirectly man is giving food to the negative power through the senses and is miserably misled day after day.
where there is the seat of the soul – what a great difference. then there is no problem. So Masterpower helps you both the ways – outside and inside. that is the big difference (to all other Yogas). it is your work! You have neglected your work so far. The teachings of all Masters say one and the same thing: you need the help of somebody who can shut the ten doors of this temple. You do not obey the order of your Father. That leads you to the thoughts. mouth and touch. If you do not solve it (the riddle of life) now. ears. This means that you are withdrawn from the seat of the soul in the body. If you are withdrawn from outside and the inward expression of the soul starts to work. it is very potent. Thoughts are very potent. You understand now? If you understand that very secret. these are the five senses – stop working.Yogas neither you are reborn nor are you able to shut the ten doors of this temple. no way out. nose. Try to understand – it is very easy to understand. Do it right today! Don’t delay it. Who will do that? Nobody can help you. You cannot get rid of it. we would like to ask You if You are in accordance with the opinion of Pope Paul? Master: What is his opinion? Commentator: That the devil is the cause of all the ills and badness in the world. There are two aspects: one 24 . you are taken back (again) to the seat of the soul so that all your five senses – eyes. You take these two words: “It is our turn to meet God. You are very lazy. He transcends you on that very place from where you came down into the body. This is the outward expression of the soul and there is also the inward expression of the soul. And from there He withdraws you above. You have to help yourself! (Extract from a tape dated 18 October. Master: The truth remains that God made the universe. Your work is pending. when will you solve it? All Masters say that all others are side-issues. 1989) Positive power – negative power Television Interview with Sant Kirpal Singh Commentator: Master. Inside He overcomes your thoughts.” Everyone needs it.
“I order – fire!” Different expressions – although both at heart know that they have got this power from God. The other power is positive. which is the cause of all expression in the universe. The power going into expression is called by some as Satan or devil. Our own actions and reactions bring on these things. the other is receding back. it is the king who has given them power. This will go to the world population. they say. I tell you. The power is the same. The commander-in-chief knows fully well that he has been given power by the king: he destroys. But he never says. The two work for the sake of the king. This is called negative. they are the Saints. they hand it back to the civil. their job is just to punish the wicked. but it has two expressions: one going into expression. Further. there would have been no world whatsoever. But their work is different. And this is done only to have the ‘Word’ into expression – otherwise there would have been no world. save hundreds of the righteous. he kills. Those who come like the commander-in-chief. “I convey you the orders of the king”. all the troubles. so shall you reap.” That Brahm power is very just. which brings back souls to God. etc. I will just give an example: The king is the appointing authority of the commander-in-chief. The word ‘Brahm’ is used to mean the power going into expression. That Brahm has the law. There are some things further to be explained. he is also the appointing authority of the viceroy. Naturally the incarnations of Brahm. the civil officers hand it over to the military. when they come into the world. you see. (The television commentator tries to move on to the next question) Master: This is not the end-all. if you want full. What do they do? They punish the wicked. a few words more. it is up to you. This matter is very intricate. Now we are responsible. “As you sow. These are two powers made by God just as electricity somewhere burns fire and somewhere congeals water into ice. if you want half reply.is going into expression. and set the world going. the other receding back. Had there been no power going into expression called Brahm. When a city is in trouble. killings. It is the incarnations of the positive power who say like that. When it is in order. It is called by the Rishis as ‘Brahm’. this 25 . fire and kill some. uphold the righteous.
Negative power does not spare even its incarnations. Yet righteous people will also come up now – the Golden Age arises from the Iron Age – that won’t fall down from heaven all at once. sometimes plagues are there. The world does not end. to go on. and that is going on. in the East and West both. The other day in my talk I said that there should be no revolution of the body – not the body. to save – at large. you see. And Krishna said: “No. He came to Krishna and said. This power does not spare even the incarnations. but of the evil propensities of the mind – that which takes man away from God. from Kali Yuga. all these things. People have thought that they are fed up with all these things. I have done wrong”. I told you in my talk the other day that a spiritual revolu- 26 . in the East and West. the Iron Age to Golden Age. you see. Then Rama came in the incarnation of Lord Krishna. I will give you an example: Rama killed the brother of Brahma. These are functions of theirs (negative powers) first. So awakening is there.and that. So naturally punishment is there. We are souls under the control of the negative power. So the day of judgement is individual and also as a whole – as a class… Commentator: What is the meaning of ‘Science of the Soul?’ Master: The Science of the Soul is God’s work. no. There should be a spiritual revolution. Its work is always to keep you away from God – to keep you away in the world. It goes on changing. wars are there. The incarnations of the positive power or Saints look after the souls to go back to God. They also punish the negative. Awakening is going on all around. That brother who was killed came as dacoit in the wilderness and there he killed him (Krishna). It is a probation. I replied to this question in my talk the day before yesterday: everybody is now getting such an experience openly. I killed you (before)”. but to get it to continue. they want a way out – the other way (of the positive power) is what is wanted. killing is there. and the Science of the Soul is for that. That means the Golden Age is arising from the Iron Age. And the positive power works – takes our soul back to God. Negative power goes on punishing to set the world right and let it go on – not to depopulate. “Well. So incarnations of the positive power come to save and bring them back to God. Mind is the negative power working within each man.
Mind is the slave of the negative power. 11 December. Had there been no negative power. (Mexico-City.tion is going on now. but of the evil propensities of the mind. 1972) Spiritual healing is prohibited by the Masters 27 . there would have been no world whatsoever. The righteous will find that this is not the revolution of the body.
which may include even mental agonies such as nervous breakdown etc. which ordinarily people ignore. The inexorable Law of Karma is supreme and demands adjustment of each farthing. The soul in man being the essence of God Himself has the same attributes as those of God. is exchanged for spiritual dissipation. but brings in more mental agony and wretchedness in multiplied form added with interest. conducting this service takes the karma on his head. and the debt remains standing. being the reaction of past Karma. Now the sufferings demanding spiritual healing fall mainly in the domain of physical troubles. Soul in its present state is gravely enmeshed by body and bodily attachments.From a letter of Sant Kirpal Singh to an initiate It has reasons and deeper significance behind it. It not only invites mal-practices. and adds strong fetters over the soul. must demand adjustment and as such are to be borne by the victim. Physical body is material but the soul is spiritual. which it has been contracting all through up to the present incarnation. The human body is the highest rung in creation granted by Providence for the spiritual perfection of soul during this incarnation. This is a causal postponement of payment for a future date. Besides. but when reaction of karma occurs the man is bound to suffer pain and pleasure. which are more or less the reaction of past Karma. The healer. . to be borne by him at a later stage. whoever he may be. awaiting adjustment at a later stage. What can ordinarily be cured by undergoing a bit of suffering and medicine. Again. The present earth life is passing phase in the long journey of the soul from the lower categories of creation on to the True Home of the Father. which usually fall a prey to their sentiments. These. Moreover. but having been environed by mind and matter has lost its true heritage. is dissipated in such gestures of a miracle healing. this process of healing is administered on weaker minds. the bit of spiritual attainment he has attained in silencing his mind. this sort of healing becomes professional and at times encourages corruption and misery. considering the face value of the profits accrued and attributing it as service to the suffering humanity.
some suffering due to the evolutions of past Karma comes. or a needle prick for the gallows. as termed colloquially in the Bible. Sat Sandesh Vol. which would result in spiritual dissipation and bankruptcy. you become so spiritual that even thinking of a person or those touching the hem of your garment will get healed. and lose your identity. like a penny for a pound. (From the Engl. therefore. August 1970. however. as when you merge in the cosmic awareness. is retarded by engaging herself in lower pursuits. 3. which is the highest goal of earth life. It will add strong fetters over the soul and karmic debt will be very heavy to be repaid. and the sincere initiates do not indulge in these things and rather aspire incessantly for the attainment of their spiritual perfection. The initiates are. clean. and the disciplined child disciple comes out unscathed with the grace of the Master. chaste life thereby pursuing a spiritual goal under the protective guidance. it is the faith which cures. The soul which has to go far higher to merge into the Oversoul. The healing which is said to have been administered by Jesus or others was of higher quality. A disciplined devotee of the Master is advised to lead a pure. truthful life leads to happiness and joy. Yet above all. its severity and duration is much toned down by the intervention of the gracious Masterpower. You have not to exert on your part to heal others. No. the Masters advocate right living and right thinking.Contrarily. If. warned not to administer this spiritual healing in their own larger interests. 8) 29 . The implicit obedience of the dietary regulations and leading a simple.
Sant Kirpal Singh 30 . for these are positive hindrances on the Path.Miracles. fortune-telling. psychic phenomena. spiritual healings. akashic records and worldly desires are to be left aside. The entire energy is to be conserved for the internal progress.
Spiritual healing and occult powers by Sant Kirpal Singh “Master. If you love God – soul is of the same essence as that of God and He resides in every heart – naturally you will have love for everybody. they send good thoughts. as by radiation the others will have it. You may pray to God. well and good. Otherwise you will become bankrupt. you need not even direct your attention. what will happen? It is a good idea to have sympathy. The higher form of healing is always good. If you have 1000 Dollar and you give checks away for 2000 Dollar. If you have become very much charged. You remember. That is why I always say that I don’t advocate healing. you have no money in your bank or in your hand and you issue checks. who may even think of a Master can be healed. “Oh God. can we affect others in meditation if we are in a group meditation? For example in sending thoughts of love to each one. exert. The people who are doing healing. Or by radiation the others will have it. help 31 . They feel depleted. will they be affected?” Do you have enough to spare to be distributed to the others? If you have. during Christ’s life one lady touched the hem of His garment and was healed? (He felt and said. then it’s all right. then they have to recoup. They send love. But if you love God – God resides in them – naturally your love will go to them. By exerting you’ll feel bankrupt and quit vacant. They become bankrupt and exert in that way. healing thoughts. “Who has touched me?”) If you have money in your bank. Those.
So Master said. We’re all brothers and sisters in God.” Do you follow me? Such-like radiation is all right. I told you the other day. But by radiation that Power helps (without you being the doer) and doesn’t make you bankrupt.” It did happen so and people complained to my Master that I am showing miracles. But don’t exert. he gets refilled with new power afterwards. Pray to God to give peace to all.” You cannot influence one who is stronger than you. loving thoughts. By exertion naturally you can do good to others. in my Master’s time. oh God” is the best way. everybody will get it.” He did not exert Himself. By radiation let everybody be helped. Guru Nanak. He tried with all 32 . oh God.” Once you have become the doer. Those who thought of Him were healed. “Sometimes a healer says when he’s exhausted. I will heal you from here. First they feel wanting. Those who were not initiated made a show of those people.” And I explained why: “A weaker man will be affected by you. prayed. naturally you’ll exert using what you have. still further. then they refill.” I told him. You follow me? How can you affect the man who is stronger than you? You may influence the weaker. “You cannot do it. “When he comes. Pray for them. the sick will be relieved. To have good thoughts for everybody is a good idea. that’s another thing.” Only when they feel bankrupt. It is the radiation that people get. That’s the safer way. not before. Once someone wrote to me from France. that’s all right. “Peace be unto all the world under Thy Will. If you have enough perfume within you. not a stronger man. After that you’ll feel exhausted. do you want to distribute it in that way? Do you follow what I am saying? It is a good idea to have good sympathies. who is considered to be Word-made-flesh. “Under Thy Will.others”. that’s all right. “No. then? The Masters used to heal by radiation always. A higher form of healing is wanted. but don’t be the doer. “Peace be unto all the world over under Thy Will. regard for others. I used to go visiting sick people. And if they do not refill. That’s something else. he does not show miracles. So have good wishes for all. And moreover. So I wrote to him that he would not be able to do it. “I hear you are not in good health. So I’m not against good wishes for all the people over. You may heal others who are weaker in will than you. You may have good thoughts for all. without your wishing for it. oh God. With the little money with you or little water in your tank. exerting your own shoulders with the little water you have.
so I’m sorry. “All right. You’ll retard your progress. It can be done. He could speak.” We went. All lights were turned off. A magician came to a morning meditation sitting in Chicago during my first worldtour. Moreover. Spirituality involves no spiritism. Once I was travelling on a train. On the way many powers will come up. but could not. (This was long. two. I was also sitting in that compartment on the train. “I failed today. You can say. He said.” He tried. These supernatural powers came up by concentration. himself. long before I met my Master. then again he sighed and after about half an hour or so. but nothing could be done. All the same. to know oneself and to know God. It is purely a matter of self-analysis.) But he insisted and others also insisted that I keep something in my mind so that he could read it. “All right”. nothing happened. giving them all the money they wanted to sit at midnight in the outer open places to do harm to me (through their thoughts). I told him. We’ll pay. He told me to keep something in my mind and he would read it. So he used to speak himself. “Do it. but there is more black marketing in religious circles. but to engage in them is a heinous crime. Five pounds was the cost of the admission ticket. They act and pose. “Oh Master. There was one man in London who could call the spirits.” So the stronger man can affect others. and no mesmerism. but if you are engaged in them. no spiritualism. That is not spirituality. this is no spirituality. What was the trick? Now I will tell you.That’s another thing. Ultimately he said. It once happened in my life that some people – I need not mention who – engaged certain people. He was a first class magician from Europe.his powers but could do nothing. three. On the weaker you can have some effect. He wanted to exert. I have found that there is black marketing outside. It was about nine or ten at night. surely. People do every sort of thing. this cannot be done now. oh God. and a man came up who was reading others’ thoughts. the weaker man cannot. especially invited to America with . help!” . First he sighed. and then they would talk. very like a child. no hypnotism. but their efforts did not affect me. the karmic law is very inexorable. You will have to suffer for it some day. It was pitch dark. He read one. four. “Well. “You cannot do it”. rising above body-consciousness. your higher power is stopped. I agreed. let us go and see.” He did not charge us a fee. and people considered it to be a spirit. Someone said. the atmosphere is not good. It (talking with spirits) can happen.
If you engage your attention thus. “Well. My Master was with me. that is exactly what I want. He was sitting at the side. then that wave will permeate. exerting all his work against me.” She then asked. They had to revive him in my arms. especially engaged for that purpose. My Master told me to take leave for four or five days and just give time to attend to her. I told her to look at me for two or three minutes and then I asked if she could say other than what I wanted her to say. The very first question she asked me was. “That is why – your Guru has influenced you. That is the safest way. You could not say anything other than what he wanted you to say. am I permitted to sit?” “Yes. It once happened that a homeopathic physician came to India with his wife. little contact with the higher soul.” Reaction was there. giving him medicine. I am nothing. He said. reading this and that thing and influencing others? What is there – some contact with the lower grovelling souls who have left the body. headlong down. Then he said to the whole gathering over there. That is His Grace. “My previous Guru used to influence me and I was affected by him”. unconscious. What I was being told was all wrong. so that he would be all right. free will and pleas- 34 . If there is sand there. I asked her husband to be present when I spoke to her. never mind. she said.” He passed away. “Oh. So as a reaction. but he in return fell down. He requested me kindly to do something so that his wife might also be initiated. he fell down unconscious. Nothing happened. That Power – Godpower – is with me. The spiritual people don’t want all of these things. of course. He was initiated by our Master (Baba Sawan Singh). Don’t worry. This is only one side of the show. “No”.the purpose to make me fail. “I have seen for the first time the love of Christ. “Why is it that your Master does not appeal to me?” This was a very direct question. I don’t do anything. your further progress is retarded. “What brought you here to the Master?” So I explained to her for about ten minutes why I had come. She was a follower of a Guru from Europe. “You are going to give me a sitting. His wife sends me letters even now. if He leaves me. come on. What is the joy of reading your minds. I treated him. When a wave comes and hits a stone wall. she continued. People tried to influence his wife to become initiated.” I gave a sitting. So I have encountered all these things in India and outside of India. My Master does not influence anybody. put him into bed and solace him. the wave will recede. you will be all right. Nothing happened. He was a follower of the other party. He leaves it to your good will. but she would not agree.
In these living temples we have to attune our souls with God and live in closer communion with Him.3 The Master sets before us the goal. beyond all miseries of the troubled ocean of life. The Kingdom of God is within us. He was very attractive. very beautiful. just simply look at Him. “Thou hast got a human birth and this is thy chances to contact God. But alas.” She sat in on the talk and in the evening I asked her.” By radiation these things are effected not by directing your will. nothing more. If I hypnotize you people then you’ll go and you will feel bankrupt. And then let me know what you find. sweetly. she was French speaking. which is to attain complete oneness with the Lord – the One Being.and God-realization. to be able to draw the attention towards those things. attentively. the goal of all goals. We have to recognize the Inner Man (the spirit or soul) as the image of God.” She did not know English. that are helpful and useful on the path with the ultimate goal of self. and regain our permanent abode in the Home of our Father.ure to find what is what. “Well.”4 So the disciple or seeker of God should take heed. “All right. which are not of higher kind and in no way useful for attaining higher consciousness until one merges with the Infinite. thou art engaged in fruitless and bewildering things of life! The night (of earthly life) is nearing its end. how did you find my Master?” “Oh. the physical body as the temple of God. but there’s more black market within. We should develop receptivity for God and not for certain psychic powers. I told her that was why my Master did not influence her. Guru Nanak tells us. if you don’t follow the talk given by my Master. Then? So that is why I say there is black market outside.2 Man must have a sincere and ceaseless yearning for the end of all ends. Even if one can attain supernatural or superhuman powers. We can reunite with the Source from which we once emanated. You may have something for a few minutes. but then you would be bankrupt.1 So it is necessary to understand the higher values of life and (through that) develop (enough) power of distinction. not content with a mere mastery of his physical and mental powers. as help or even as aim on the way of self-analysis and God-realization. in which the Lord makes His appearance. which can come up through dif- 35 . where joy and peace reign supreme beyond the reach of annihilation and ignorance. which can come up through different Yoga practices or concentration exercises. He leaves everybody to his own free will and pleasure. not to take certain supernatural powers.
as spirituality is quite different from both of them. The Masters of spirituality. maybe a planchette for planchette writing. therefore. a table for table rapping.and Godrealization. At times. All this will not bring us the favour of God. The advocates of spiritualism very often hold seances for getting into communication with so-called spirits. This relationship generally works between just the physical or earth plane and the lowest sub-astral planes known as magnetic fields. It is a belief in the survival of the human personality after physical death and the possibility of communication between the living and the dead. Even if one can attain supernatural powers in practising certain Yoga practices and one starts to practise with these secret forces and gets deep into them. Spiritualism goes one step further than spiritism. and for the fulfilment of long cherished but unfulfilled desire.5 So we have to learn to distinguish spirituality from spiritism and spiritualism. That is why one should know about their existence. But none of the Master’s disciples need bother about them. So these forces become hindrances on the way to self. or even as angels or good spirits in the lower astral regions. The results that follow from such communications are very limited in scope. without which everything else is useless. Their contact and intercourse with the spiritual regions right to the mansion of the Lord (Sach Khand) are direct and they come and go at their sweet will and pleasure. and those who dabble in the Black Art claim and profess to exercise power over them through magical incantations. their mode of action and the risks they bring. strongly condemn the practice of spiritualism. who suffers a terrible loss at times by deprivation of his intelligence. as no evil influence can come near one who is in communion with the holy Word. one should never think that they are helpful or even the final aim of the way of self-realization and God-realization. Spiritism inculcates a belief in the existence of disembodied spirits apart from matter. Their modus operandi is by mediumship. mostly unreliable and extremely harmful to the medium. or even a human being who is rendered unconscious so that the spirit called may make use of his body and communicate through it. which are believed by those who believe in spiritism to haunt either the nether regions as ghosts or evil spirits. for they work through some sort of medium. one will forget the real aim. try to seek gratification by all sort of tricks.ferent Yoga practices or concentration exercises. they even become interested in the individual human affairs. without any let or hindrance and independent of the subjective process 36 .
– to transport oneself to any place in the world. on the contrary. – to know one’s previous births and have foreknowledge of death. – to know the secret and subtle things from afar. Spiritualism. in both of which a person with a stronger willpower tries to influence those with weaker stamina by means of passes of hand or gestures coupled with a riveted attention on the subject. it deals with all aspects of the soul. its relationship with the body and with the mind. adds little to our experience and offers nothing of substance in the way of spirituality. apart from the knowledge of survival of spirits after death. direct. or the supernatural powers that one. and teaches how it can be achieved by means of Surat Shabd Yoga or the Path of the Sound Current. and constructive. tells us that the ultimate goal is self-realization and God-realization. how it seemingly acts and reacts through and on the senses. complexion. its real nature. the spiritual powers and possibilities and their intrinsic worth.g. – to foretell future events. It is necessary here to give a word of caution regarding ‘riddhis’ and ‘siddhis’. the spiritualist on the other hand works subjectively. e. as they are pos- 37 . They are to be scrupulously avoided. is the science of the soul. Spirituality discloses what the holy Word is and how to commune with it.of mediumship.6 There are many subsidiary attainments which one gets by the simple process of selfcontrol and concentration. – to heal by touch. and how it can be separated from all its finessing adjuncts. It describes the spiritual journey with its wealth of spiritual planes and sub-planes. While their approach is quite normal. natural. and mediately through a process which is fraught with dangers and risks both to himself and to the medium. very often comes to acquire in the practice of yoga sadhana or yogic discipline. The above remarks apply equally hypnosis and mesmerism. – to gain bodily perfection in form. steadiness and physical charm etc. – to read the innermost thoughts of others. Spirituality.: – To understand the language of birds and beasts. where it resides in the human body. and consequently. strength and fortitude. indirectly. like the planets and the stars. or the union of the soul with the Oversoul.
so as to enable one to rise above body-consciousness into higher cosmic and super-cosmic consciousness. in ‘The Religions of Man’. so as to defy disease. content merely with the acquisition of physical or magical powers. and fritter away their energy in its pursuit. eat snake heads and rodents. swallow glass-pieces or metal blades.8 which are often employed for winning public applause and wealth. mudras. They confine themselves to the physical culture aspect of yoga. their mastery makes for pride and so is inimical to spiritual progress. has put the matter roundly: “Incredible things can be done with the body if this is what interests you and you are willing to give your life to it. or allow themselves to be run over even by trucks or elephants. which aims at self-realization and God-realization. Huston Smith. But for lack of proper teachers. All of these are but means to the higher purpose of yoga and should only be practised as such. making them the sole aim of all their endeavours.) and are preoccupied with body building processes and muscular development. with knowledge which is not static. too difficult to understand and still more difficult to practise. But these things have little to do with enlightenment. The goal of yoga is self-realization by a regular process of self-analysis and withdrawal. it has become a burdensome thing and an intricate affair. In fact. It should be readily intelligible and easy to practise. and as such hardly make any headway on the Path of yoga proper. but a living possibility whose re- 38 . do not get further than yogic postures (asanas. they grow out of desire to show off. senility and an early death. well-versed in the theory and practice of yoga. Those who do go ahead a little. and bandhas. which are the aim and end of the yoga system.itive obstacles in the way of true spiritual progress and the attainment of self-realization and God-realization. hold back running cars. but has developed as men have moved from lower to higher forms of yoga – he will realize that mergence with the Supreme Lord is no mere daydream or hypothetical postulate of a monistic school of philosophy.7 Most of the students devote themselves wholly and solely to the strict observance of ‘yamas’ and ‘niyamas’ only.” 9 Who bestows upon spirituality – which is a timeless and inner science with its own unchanging laws and varying modes of operation. It is not for nothing that the common man associates this yoga with men who walk on burning char-coals. True yoga is a natural process with no artifice in it. The result is that aspirants begin to mistake this or that branch of yoga as the ultimate.
p. irrespec- tive of age.10 1 from “Light of Kirpal” by Sant Kirpal Singh. p.18 39 . 298–301 2 free rendering of a saying of Sant Kirpal Singh 3 from “The Crown of Life” by Sant Kirpal Singh. 18 4 from “Jap Ji” by Sant Kirpal Singh. p. p. given the right guidance. p. sex. p. 96–97 10 from “The Crown of Life” by Sant Kirpal Singh. p. 108–109 5 free rendering of a saying of Sant Kirpal Singh 6 from “The Crown of Life” by Sant Kirpal Singh. race or creed. lies within the reach of all. 61 9 from “The Crown of Life” by Sant Kirpal Singh. p. the right method and the right effort.alization is the true end of human existence and whose attainment. 233–235 7 from “The Crown of Life” by Sant Kirpal Singh. 60 8 from “The Crown of Life” by Sant Kirpal Singh.