Written by Sant Kirpal Singh
For twenty-four short, beautiful, inspiring years, it was my blessing to be under the love, guidance, and protection of a Godman, Supreme Master Hazur Baba Sawan Singh Ji Maharaj.
Introducing the zealous seeker after truth to a Godman is answering the perennial queries:
What is God?
How can His creation know Him?
It is my privilege to relate the mission of a Godman: Commissioned from above to give free to suffering humanity the gift of Naam (Shabd) the effulgent melody – the symphonic radiance which leads the jiva (embodied soul) back to his Father's home.
If only the atman (soul) could be contacted with the Shabd this "string from the Nameless Lord" would lead to His door. But the spiritual faculties are so fogged and cloaked with cross coverings of mind and maya (illusion), that even though Shabd is reverberating within and around, the soul cannot hear its music nor see its glory. How can man once again revive his link with his Maker?
Dhur Khasme Ka Hukam Paya; Bin Satguru Chaitya Na Jai.
(Such is the Will of the Lord: He cannot be known except through a living Satguru).
Var Bihagra 556
Without the enlivening touch from the living Satguru, the soul cannot awaken from its slumber and get attuned to Naam.
We are familiar with:
In the beginning was the Word…….
And the Word was God.
Word was made flesh and dwelt among us.
So, Godman is the Word, the Logos, the Naam (Shabd), the Kalma, the Akash-Bani, the Sarosha, and the Udgit of the various religions of the world.
To the lovers of the scriptures, the explanation is given of scriptural limitations. To those who adore past Saints, historical evidence is given on their just immortality.
It is impossible to reduce to bare statement a Godman's words of wisdom, of peace, of consolation, of reassurance, of encouragement, of loving reprimand, which He utters as He moves among His disciples. His acts of selfless kindness and superhuman love bring home to those around Him the unquestioning conviction of the truth that He teaches.
But His life, conduct, influence, and blessings are indelibly recorded on those who earned this gift of association. His controlling power and solicitude inspire the jiva to surrender at His feet to be forever guided by His word.
May the indefatigable seeker after the mystery of life find eternal rest in His Naam.