Written by Sant Kirpal Singh, December, 1968
I send you all my love and best wishes for your spiritual progress on this auspicious occasion of Christmas and New Year Day.
Christmas is a festival of joy and jubilation celebrated all the world over to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ – the Prince of Peace. The fact that the Word (manifested at the human pole of Jesus) was made flesh and dwelt amongst us for the guidance of the bewildered humanity. He said, "I am the Way, the Truth and the Life." "No man cometh to the Father, but by me" is the truth that applies to the followers of all true Masters who visited the earth from time to time. They do not only point the Way of Life Everlasting, but enable those who come to them to start living that life full of supreme bliss here and now. "We were in the lap of God, before we came to the world." They come to bring us back to Him Who is life (vibration), Light and Love and can be seen with the Single Eye and can be audible.
There is always in the world a Master – 'As He speaks by the mouth of his holy prophets, which have been since the world began' (Luke 1-70). The scriptures are the fine records of the experience of the past Masters with self and God and to have the right interpretation thereof we need someone who has had the same experience as also can give the demonstration thereof. So long as their experiences do not become our own experiences, we cannot be convinced. There is food for the hungry and water for the thirsty. They are the Light of the World as long as they are in the world. And it is they who select the disciples and put them on the Way under the Will of the Father. Those who come in their contact never walk in darkness.
When they leave the world the Christ Power, God Power or Guru Power working at these human-poles never leaves those who come in contact with them in their lifetime till the end of the world.
They advise to be still physically and mentally, in meditation and in that stillness one becomes aware of self by rising above body-consciousness, which precedes God-knowledge. When a Master, Word-made-flesh, is found, you come nearer the Word – God-into-expression Power – who is manifested in Him.
To celebrate the birthday, people at large make extra efforts to cleanse their homes of all filth, white-wash and paint them and lights are lit. Lighting of houses is a common feature both in the East and the West. In this the Masters have a message for the spiritual benefit of humanity.
You are the living temples of God in which the Light of God is effulgent to enable you to contact Him. This Light and Sound principle is reverberating in the temple of your body. You are to cleanse the body by keeping strict vegetarian diet, avoiding all intoxicants and by right conduct of good living. The various human elements which distract the spirit from God way are: lust, anger, greed, attachment and ego which are washed away by coming in contact with the Light and Sound principle by the grace of the Master. I would reiterate the wise counsel of Jesus Christ, 'Take heed therefore, that the light which is in thee be not darkness.'
I wish you all to live such a disciplined and regulated life which may prove as a beacon light for others. It will not only accelerate your spiritual progress but will earn rich dividends for you by guiding the footsteps of other sincere seekers struggling for spiritual progress. You are the chosen few who have been spotted, singled out and accepted for initiation into the Mysteries of the Beyond. You have to review your out-going year and start anew with renewed zeal and enthusiasm to march ahead on the holy Path in the ensuing year. Let your light so shine that men may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
With all love and best wishes,
Your affectionately, Kirpal Singh