Written by Sant Kirpal Singh, July 12, 1958 on the Birth Anniversary of Hazur Baba Sawan Singh
Dear brothers, sisters and darlings, may the grace of my Master be on you.
I am speaking to you on the auspicious occasion of Centenary of my Master Hazur Baba Sawan Singh Ji Maharaj. First of all I have to tell you that such personalities appear on the scene to guide the child humanity back to the True Home of Their Father. They are children of Light. When They come, They give Light to all, irrespective of the creeds and colours to which They belong. They profess that They have physical bodies made up of the five elements, but they speak as inspired by God. They are, as it were, the mouthpiece of God the unborn with no beginning and no end. They are not subject to the wheel of birth and death like all others, having identified themselves with God – the Son and the Father have both become 'partner in life' and become one – the two in one. Christ also said, "I and my Father are one". They come in the world, just as a health officer visits the prison, to look to the physical welfare of the prisoners, and he can send out sick prisoners out of jail to be served in hospitals. They work as redeemers and liberate the souls from the bondage of mind and matter. They are not subject to the wheel of birth and death. They are sent with a commission to set the humanity free, irrespective of any caste, creed or colour.
I remember, one night, late Doctor Johnson and I both were sitting by the side of Hazur Baba Sawan Singh Ji Maharaj. He uttered of His own accord, "When we come, we bring our own staff to work with us, when we have become victorious in one place, we are sent to the other side". These words contain the sum total of what He was, and the purpose of His life, and how such Divines manage the work of Their Mission.
This clearly shows, He was sent by God with a commission, and it is not the first time He was sent here, and that He always succeeded in the Mission. He was sent for, as also He always brought with Him the staff to carry on His work. Blessed are they who had the good fortune of sitting at His holy feet and following His wake – as also those who follow Him and His teachings – the Word-personified as He was – will succeed in achieving the object of man's life to be attuned with God. Moreover, those who are working for His noble cause are his chosen few to carry on the work. His work has not stopped, is going on and is flourishing. He has sown the seeds, grown the plants and His 'vineyard' has been passed on to flourish from day to day, in the shape of Ruhani Satsang, of which you are all members – labourers as it were in the vineyard of God.
Blessed are they who have devoted their lives, heart and soul for the propagation of His noble Mission as well as those who are co-operating with them to bring forth fresh ones. Mind that a tree is known by the fruit it bears. A Prophet is known by the followers who have developed into his perfection. I appreciate the loving selfless services rendered by you all. Let me congratulate each one of you for the work you are doing and wish you all, leaving all thought of personalities and egoistic self, to co-operate in promoting the cause set by Him.
The true celebration of a Master's Birthday is to live up to what His ideal is viz., an ethical and chaste life, love for God and love for all creation and rising into God-consciousness in life and write the same practically in own lives.
Once one devoted follower was asked to write the life of his Master. Years rolled by, and the people asked him when the writing of the life history entrusted to him was to be completed, to which he replied, "I am writing hard day and night to give the ideals of His life a practical shape in my own life." Of course, the telling or writing of the true life story of my Master Sawan Singh Ji lies in practically living up to what He laid before us. Pray God that I may be able to narrate and complete the true story of His life before my sojourn ends on the earth, and would advise you to follow the example being set up before you.
God Master sees all and showers grace on all who do the will of His Father.
My best wishes are always with you all, Kirpal Singh.