Written by Sant Kirpal Singh, 1962
Dear Ones in the Lord:
On this Christmas day, I send you my hearty wishes for your progress on your way back to the sweet Home of our Father.
Entire self-surrender to God is the secret of a true lover of God. Therefore, he should be a man of purity, humility and meekness. The main thing one should do is devotion to the Name of God and see the Light and hear the Voice of God – the Sound Principle reverberating in all. For this, he should devote regular time to meditation and conquer the passions through communion with the Master. He should sing of God the Beloved, and enter into the 'Super-conscious' through intoxication of His sweet remembrance. In such intoxication of love, one wishes to kiss the very ground, love all creation and all mankind and breathe peace unto all the world over. My work is to reveal to you the Unity already existing through all and would ask you to turn away from sectarian strifes to the Path of Love. This will be achieved by one who will be intoxicated with love.
God is love and our souls are of the same essence as that of God. Love is inherent in our souls and the way back to God is only through love: "love and all things shall be added unto you."
You may read libraries of books. Of what avail are they? You may have many meritorious acts. What avail are they? Far are you from the Beloved if there be not the longing in your heart. Consume hundreds of books in the fire. Let your heart blossom forth with the sweet remembrance of the Lord. Be absorbed in the white radiance of the Beloved. Be absorbed and you will know that the Master is but One with God. He appears in every picture. In every race and religion, every prophet and saint, every scripture and song, is the shining 'One' revealed. Let your inner-self be overflowing with the love of the Master so much so that all thoughts of yourself be lost in Him. Saint Paul said: "It is I, not now I, but Christ lives in me."
Be not imprisoned in the jail of 'I' and 'me'. He who hath transcended self, he verily hath attained to the Highest. He hath become Perfect. Such a one knows no difference between the Hindu, the Muslim, the Sikh the Christian. the Jew, the Buddhist or the Zoroastrian, for God is the Lord of all and in all shines the one picture Divine; we are worshippers of the same Lord. The One is within thee, outside thee, in me, in him and in every place. That One alone doeth speak in all.
I wish you awake, awake.
Awake this very day of Christ.
Awake in the Kingdom of God which is shining within you.
Be not in love with passions.
Think no evil of any one.
Strive not for greatness, wealth and applause.
Strive for truth, purity and humility.
Awake in the brotherhood of God.
Inculcate love for one and all.
See them all in the One – the shining One.