Written by Sant Kirpal Singh, January 1, 1974
God made man and man made religions. Religions came into being after the Masters left the physical vesture so as to keep their teachings alive.
We are men first, then the various labels that we bear on the body, viz., Hindus, Sikhs, Muslims, Christians, Buddhists, Jains, etc. We can be truly called as such only when the principles of the God-into-expression Power, viz.; Light and Sound, become manifest in us.
To be born in a temple is a blessing but not to rise above body consciousness (i.e., to know self and God) is sinful. While remaining in our respective faiths we must rise above them and should become followers of true faith, love God, and love all His creation. We can know God only in the man-body. Keep the body fit. If it passes away without achieving this aim, we lose a golden opportunity; for "What does it profit a man if he gains the possessions of the whole world and loses his own soul?"
Let man's physical body be in full blossom and his soul be full of glory, intoxicated with the ringing radiance of God, radiating love all around to the whole creation and wish, 'Peace be unto all the world over under Thy will, O Lord.'
O hidden Sound, vibrant in every atom;
O hidden Light, shining in every creature;
O hidden Love, embracing all, knitting in oneness.