Written by Sant Kirpal Singh, 1960
Once again we are nearing a milestone on the path of spirituality. We must pause awhile to make survey of what we have achieved, and what yet lies ahead of us. Everyone has to reckon his stock-in-trade and to plan things for the better. Those who live by the Master's word will surely come by many a thing to their advantage. The Master-Power flows out alike and in abundance to all, but individual share in the bounty depends on one's receptivity and practice of the Word above everything else. "Be ye the doers of the Word and not hearers alone" was emphasized by the Master Christian Jesus. He, like Buddha before him, lived and died for the love of the Word, and so did Nanak after him. Their Gospel has been of universal love – love that is divinely inspired for all living creatures, the living manifestations of the one life principle pervading everywhere. 'Pure love' and 'selfless service' are the two wings wherewith one can fly heavenwards. 'By love serve one another,' is, therefore, the master-key that opens the way to the kingdom of heaven.
The Master's work, as you know already, is expanding rapidly from day to day. All are lovingly invited to take their share in the spiritual field. Let each one do his or her very best for the great cause – cause that needs great hearts – hearts, brave and strong and bubbling over with superb love – love that flows freely, uncontaminated by petty considerations of the world and all that is worldly. We must learn to ignore the shortcomings, in others, for not one under heaven is yet perfect. Judge not, lest ye be judged and found wanting. All considerations on human level are but the offsprings of petty mindedness, not worthy of seekers after truth. Everyone has perforce, to work under human limitations, according to one's lights while the great light shines on unconcerned. This then should be the attitude of each who stands for the cause, unmindful of what others think, do or speak.
With these few words, I extend to all my children, here and abroad, a loving and merry Christmas and a happy New Year full of prosperity and plenty in all that is holy and divine.