Written by Sant Kirpal Singh, July 10, 1961 on the Birth Anniversary of Hazur Baba Sawan Singh
Dear children of light,
I convey my love to you all and speak to you from the core of my heart on the auspicious birth anniversary of my Master Sawan Singh Ji Maharaj.
Blessed indeed is the hour when the timeless comes into time, the formless assumes a form and the word-less becomes the word, and the word puts on the mantle of flesh to dwell amongst us. Verily, ye are, essentially and potentially the timeless, the formless, and the word-less. The word is in you and you live in and by the word, though you may for the time being be living on the plane of senses and unaware of your real identity.
A tree is known by the fruit it bears. Lectures, messages, statements and discourses of any kind spiritual or otherwise imparted though utterances or writings is just idle talk, when not acted upon or lived up to.
Live up to the divine word which is the word of words or manifestation of truth. This word is hankered by the soul. It is the eternal song which was sung ages ago and that song produced the phenomena called the universe.
When that song is heard, you will have some glimpses of the Lord and the true Master. Some will have a little, some little more, and some still more. Souls embedded in the Masterpower will be lighted. The more receptive the souls to the Masterpower the more light they will emit.
If you wish to love God truly in the most practical way, it is love our fellow-beings; feel for others in the same way as we feel for our dear ones; instead of seeing faults in others, we look within ourselves; suffer in the sufferings of others and feel happy in the happiness of others, endure all what comes cheerfully accepting as His will, and do not hurt or harm any of His beings. To love God, we must live for God and die for God.
I would like to sow the seed of love in your hearts, so that the feelings of love are brought about amongst all the nations, creeds, sects and castes of the world. All Saints preached the same, "Love and all things shall be added unto you".
"Without love there is no peace here or hereafter." (Kabir)
"Those who do not know love cannot know God." (Christ)
"Hear ye all, I tell you the truth – God cannot be approached without love." (Guru Gobind Singh)
The main purpose of my Master was to awaken the mankind to the truth taught and preached by all Saints who came in the past. His job was to awaken the divinity in every heart and guide each to his or her Goal of life.
Like the great Masters of the past, He drew people of all castes and colours by living examples. He awakened humanity to the fundamental inviolable unity of all life. All mankind is one. The true brotherhood will arise by awakening to the unity already existing in man. Man is an ensouled body – soul is a conscious entity – a drop of the ocean of all-consciousness. Man is the oldest of all – social bodies were made by man for the attainment of God. He did not come to establish a new religion. The religion that He taught is knowledge of the self and the one behind the many, which could be achieved by tapping inside by inversion or reading the great book of one's self where God is revealed – the book of all books, the Bible of all Bibles which holds the key to the mystery of life. The way to truth is simple, the way is to know one self so as to know God. When one is awakened to the self-consciousness, his or her outer attachments are shaken off and God floods his or her soul.
The rules that He gave at all, if any are meditation, pure ethical life and selfless service. He did not say you to cease to be a Christian, a Hindu, a Sikh, a Mohammedan, or a Zoroastrian, but to be a true follower of Christ, Lord Krishna, Guru Nanak, Prophet Mohammed or Zoroaster, that is to do what they said. He did not ask the sceptical man or woman of today to accept any dogma, but in the spirit of humility to obey the God reverberating in the heart of all. He advised men to look the man from the level of the soul and not through the garbs of various religions they are wearing and love all. He did not advocate change of forms, but to look within oneself where they are all one. He did say whatever religion one has, he should lead ethical life. It should transform life. He did not bring Eastern or Western thoughts for us to act upon but helped us to act upon the basic truth what we already have in our religions. He revivified the forgotten truth that is eternal.
An example is better than precept. The teacher that the age wants is a living example of what all may become, the only teacher what we can accept is one who has experienced God. He must be one who had consciously bridged the gulf between time and eternity and can show others how to do likewise. He enables us to discover ourselves. We get through Him a change of hearts, and He has the power to transmit grace, kindle love and bestow contact with the light of God. He is overflowing with the love of God and of all creation and those who come in contact with Him are enkindled with that love and Godpower working through Him awakens God in others.
The books cannot replace teachers. Unless one meets the teacher in the flesh, one cannot unravel the mystery of self. What a man has done another can do, of course with proper guidance and help. You have been put on the path – the path that leads you to the divine in you. You have been blessed with a conscious contact with the holy light and harmony, the life and soul of all that is, and you can develop your initial experience of the living contact to any length you may. It all depends on you. Where there is will there is way. Strive for it ceaselessly. It is the essence of life and the greatest gift on earth. Rear it up with tender care and loving devotion lest you may again lose hold of life-lines in the stormy sea of life.
'Arise, awake, and stop not till the goal is reached' is the time honoured message coming down, as it does from eternity, and I repeat it today with all the emphasis at my command. Make hay while the sun shines. The kingdom of God verily is at hand and the power of God unmistakably beckons you to it. Avail of the golden opportunity that God has given you, for human birth is a rare privilege and thrice blessed is man. Make the most of it, while there is yet time. Let not dissensions creep into your thought and corrode your progress in any way. You are one of the fortunate children of invincible light. Live up to that sacred truth. Masterpower is always with you and will be extending you all love and grace.
If we live up to the teachings, it is a panacea for all ills and evils.
With fondest love to you all, Kirpal Singh