Written by Sant Kirpal Singh, Houston, 1963
On this Christmas Day of 1963, I am nearing the end of a world tour which has taken me through Europe, Asia Minor, Britain, Ireland, Canada, the United States and is still to continue to Panama and South America.
There is a tradition which tells us that Christmas symbolizes the birth of the Christ child in the human heart. To be truly Christ-like, the disciple must become a little child, a pure and unsullied vessel, receiving the nectar of the holy spirit as an upturned chalice. "If ye love me, keep my commandments".
Truth is above all, but true living is still above truth. This requires leading a life of continence, humility, truthfulness, love and devotion to God and all creation. To become a mouthpiece of Master, expressing Master's Will and purpose, you must surrender all to Master. This does not mean the giving up to employment, home, possessions, family and friends. It means simply – let the will of the Master work in and through you, let your whole life be dedicated to the service of the Master. Like a flute, be all vacant from within so that the Master may make sweet music of your life.
This is the Christ-like way: the true message, meaning and purpose of Christmas. Master brought the Christ child to birth in your heart. You, in turn, must 'become as a little child' and surrender yourselves to the ever loving and merciful Father who watches over you, guides you, and cares for you. I wish you all a joyful Christmas and a happy new year. My love goes to you all.