Written by Sant Kirpal Singh, February 2, 1966

 

Sant Kirpal SinghOn February sixth, I enter the seventy third year of my earthly pilgrimage. I love and respect all communities, all countries, all religions, and all races. I am a servant of the poor, the lowly, and the lost. I still continue to labor in the vineyard of the Lord. In all humility, I lay before you the one program of life:

1. Simplicity;
2. Love of humanity;
3. Service of the poor.

Learn to offer all your work unto God and grow in humility. Such banks of worshipers are needed for the service of mankind. What is needed is not numbers, but quality and character of the workers. I want group Satsangs of individuals who become centers of life – the new life of the spirit and not organization of power which imprisons the fundamental values and stifles the living inspiration. Be ye lamps to yourself, and reform yourself in order to serve the people.

I wish you to lead a life of absolute unselfishness, simplicity, true judgement, and love of the poor and needy; for love is the root – love is the fruit of the tree of life.

Guru Nanak says:
"O, man, love God as the fish loves water.
The more water, the more joyous is the fish.
As without water, the fish liveth not for a moment.
God knoweth its heartaches.
May I be a fish, and living in the water know the secret of love."

Yours affectionately, Kirpal Singh