The Message of Love
Published in August, 1976 Sant
Dear brothers and sisters in the West:
I send you Namaste and Love. Previously also I sent a message in the
form of a tape recording, and it was that all brothers and sisters
should be one and should meditate. Our Satguru, Maharaj Kirpal Singh
Ji, came into this world with the message of love, and He taught us to
love. And even now we should work according to His message and
Everybody should have love for all and should meditate. We can see Him
and receive His love even now, if we go in. He is all pervading -- He
residing in everybody. Unless we have more love for Him, and a keen
desire to meet Him, we can't go in and see Him.
How can one love God if he or she is not loving His creation? One Saint
says, "When a disciple meets a fellow disciple, both are happy and both
bow down at each other's feet." This only is the Path of the bhaktas or
devotees and this only is the true discipleship. But the Path is very
sharp and smaller even than the size of a hair.
The Guru will not manifest where disciples do not respect each other.
Saints say that the Guru will never be with those who do not have love
and respect for others. So all we gurubhais [brothers and sisters in
our Master] should love each other, and whenever we meet any initiate
of our Master Kirpal we should be very happy to see him and should
understand him as our own brother. If we are treating others badly,
Master will never help us and He will never manifest within us, because
our Satguru has taught us to love. Our Master Kirpal Singh Ji brought
many communities and religions together on one level and one platform;
can't we brothers all sit together?
Why are we lacking in all this? Because we are not doing meditation and
we have forgotten the Master's message. Even now, those who are
meditating are accepting the Master's message and will. And they see
Him. What was the Master's message? First of all, to "know thyself." We
can know ourselves only when we rise above the influence of mind and
Maya; then only will we realize for ourselves who we are. We are one
ray of God. Our soul is of the essence of the Oversoul. And when we
experience this within us -- that we are all souls and of the essence
the Oversoul -- we see soul in everybody and we love everybody,
understanding him as a soul and not the body. It doesn't matter whether
he is good or bad in nature -- we have to love him, knowing that he is
soul, and of the essence of the Oversoul, and that Master Kirpal is
sitting in him.
It has come in my experience about Master Kirpal that He is the owner
of all creation -- that He is all pervading. In water there is Kirpal;
on earth there is Kirpal. It was Kirpal, it will be Kirpal, it is
Kirpal. Here is Kirpal; there is also Kirpal -- that Kirpal Who gave
salvation to our soul; that Kirpal Who has united us with our
long-separated God, and even now Who is all pervading.
Those who are meditating can go and meet Him even today. And that
Kirpal was never born; never died: and He was never in the cycle of
birth and death. As long as there was Hukam [God's Will], He worked
while staying in the body, and only with Hukam He left the body. He
comes in the body with Hukam and leaves it with Hukam. He disappears
for those people who are not doing meditations, but He never disappears
for those who are doing meditations and who are contacting Him.
Why do I always praise Master Kirpal -- and why am I so grateful to
Consider, that if one man loses some gold, and somebody helps him to
get back the gold, with which he makes many buildings and does other
things -- whom do you think he will thank? Will he thank the gold? --
that man who helped him to get back his gold? In the same way, Master
Kirpal Singh Ji united us back with the long-separated God; so I am
always grateful to Him that He has united me and us with our
long-separated God Who resides within. That is the reason why I am
always grateful to Him. He is the King of Kings -- He is the donor --
is full of mercy, and He came down to be kind to us and to love us.
Even now He is showering mercy and blessings and grace while residing
in Sach Khand. He is merciful to everybody. There are no differences --
He is above the pairs of opposites.
We should also try to become beggars for His mercy and blessings, and
we should become claimants of His mercy and blessings. How can we do
that? We can do that when we obey Him, when we work according to His
message and teachings, and when we do the practices regularly which He
taught us when He initiated us.
Hazur used to say to leave a hundred urgent works for attending
Satsang, and a thousand urgent works for meditating. He used to say
that as our body needs food in order to work properly, in the same way
our soul, which is hungry from ages and ages, also needs food. And
meditation is the food of our soul. He used to say that unless you give
food to your soul first, never give food to your body. First of all it
is meditation. Miss the worldly affairs; but never miss meditation. So
meditation is a necessity, and it is the first thing; it is most
important. If we will not meditate, we will forget the message and
teachings of our Master, we will be divided into parties, we will
forget meditations, and we will forget Master's theme. And then lust,
anger, greed, attachment and egoism will conquer us.
Swami Ji says that those who are not meditating are suffering. Sleep
and laziness trouble them, and they fall in illusions. So those who do
not meditate become lazy and spiritually poor, and they fall in the
great illusion. What is the great illusion? The great illusion is, that
what we see according to our own level -- that this is my community,
this is my religion, I am a learned man, I am intelligent, etc. is
reality; but Saints see this world according to the other level, and
they warn us that nothing will accompany you after you die, not your
wealth, not your health, not your sons, not your daughters, no skill
will accompany you, not your intelligence -- nothing will go with you.
The only thing which will accompany you and help you is God -- Satguru,
Who has initiated you and taken responsibility for you -- and Whom we
are not loving today.
So Saints say that if you will not meditate, then these things will put
pressure on you because lust, anger, greed, attachment, egoism, all lie
within. Nothing comes from outside. If we manifest Naam within us, then
"where there is Naam there will be no kam." Kam means "lust" -- and
where there is lust, you can't manifest Naam within you. As day and
night cannot exist at one time in one place, similarly Naam and kam
cannot exist at one time in one place. When the eagle of love comes,
there is no place for the small birds of sins. So everybody has to
meditate; meditation is the first thing. When we will meditate, love
will be manifested automatically within us. And if love is manifested
within us, since God is the form of love, God is manifested within us.
Guru Gobind Singh said, "I am telling you a true thing -- a true
formula. Listen very carefully: Only those who love can know God."
So the first thing is meditation and the second thing is love for all.
If we will meditate, love will start manifesting in us. Meditation and
love go side by side. So as I told you first, when a disciple meets a
fellow disciple, both should be happy seeing each other, and be
respectful, and have love. And they should understand each other better
than themselves. That only is bhakti or devotion. But the path of
devotion is sharper than the razor's edge. We have to prepare ourselves
to walk on that path. Moreover, that Path is thinner than the thickness
of a hair. So we have to walk on that; we are supposed to walk on that;
we have to prepare ourselves to walk on that Path. Where disciples do
not have respect and love for fellow disciples, the Guru will not come.
The five dacoits will find no place where the Guru's love is there.
There will be no party propaganda, and there will be no other evil
things. So we have to do meditation as our Master has taught us. We
should be responsible for our own selves, and we should remember that
our Satguru has told us to meditate; and we should meditate. Generally
what do we do? We do not meditate, but start finding fault and
commenting on others and abusing others. We do not save our own house
which is being burnt by the fire of lust, anger, greed, attachment and
egoism, but we are carrying water for others. So Kabir says that those
who do not meditate but teach others will get sand in their mouths. One
who is not worried about his own farm but is only concerned about
others' courtyards -- what will happen to him? His farm will be
So what do we have to do? We should think as to whether we are
protecting ourselves from all of these bad deeds or not. Are we being
looted by them? -- or are we protecting ourselves from them? Because
power of destruction is residing within us, and so is the power of
survival. Badness is within us, and so is goodness. We have to select
the path, either good or bad. If we want to meet the Satguru within, we
have to choose the good path.
When Hazur Maharaj Baba Sawan Singh Ji left the body, people celebrated
the "death" anniversary on the 2nd of April. But Mastana Ji -- an
advanced disciple of Baba Sawan Singh Ji (I had many chances to be with
him and listen to his Satsangs) -- what did he do? He celebrated the
birthday of Baba Sawan Singh Ji, and he always used to say that Master
never dies. Guru Nanak also said, â€œMy Satguru is ever and ever.
never comes; He never goes. He is immortal; He is all pervading; He
never dies.â€ Mastana Ji had manifested Sawan Singh in him, and
why he could say that Master never dies. He had manifested the truth
within him. And when people celebrated the death anniversary, he
celebrated the birthday. He used to say, â€œWhy did you have a
is subjected to death and birth?" So now, as to those who are saying
that Satguru Kirpal Singh has left, I truly say about them that they
have never smelled the fragrance and were not aware of Master's power.
Master Kirpal -- Who is the Master of all creation and Who was never in
the cycle of birth and death -- is even now residing in the higher
planes. Those who are approaching Him are receiving His message and
seeing Him. But those who are not approaching Him are wandering here
and there and asking others. This is not a matter of asking; it is a
matter of experience. Those who go to higher planes are aware of every
Satsangi's position in meditation. One who is standing on a high place
sees everything. There is no necessity for asking a wrestler,
stronger than me?" Wrestlers know the wrestlers; Saints know the
Saints. One who reaches Sach Khand knows how far the other goes; but
those who are not going in, how can they know who has attained what
position? If by asking they believe somebody for a while, then after a
few days they do not believe because of the mind. Mind is there for
deceiving. That is why Saints say, "Go in and look within, Manifest the
Shabd Naam within you -- that Shabd which you can't describe in words.
It is a matter of experience and seeing, so go in."
Kabir says that Shabd is not body; it is bodiless; it cannot be
described in words. Go in and see that Shabd working in your body. That
is why Saints and Masters give us Simran, so that we can rise above our
body and reach up to that bodiless Shabd. Unless one rises above this
body, and Master's body, he can never progress because neither the
Guru's body is going to live forever, nor the disciple's body is going
to live forever.
In reality, what is the form of the disciple? The soul is the real
disciple -- not the body -- and Shabd is the only Guru. The Guru is not
the body; moreover, the disciple is not the body. Our soul is the
disciple of the Shabd which is working in the Saints, and that is our
real Guru. When seers and sages asked Guru Nanak, "Who is your Guru?",
Guru Nanak replied, "My Guru is Shabd. My soul is the disciple of the
Dhun [Sound] which is coming from Sach Khand." When our soul wakes up
and Shabd is manifested -- at that time every problem is settled
and there are no questions whether our Guru is Shabd or Naam, or
whether our Guru is body, or whether the Power which is never involved
in birth and death is our Guru.
Kabir says that we have the body of the Guru, but we have not realized
the real Shabd Guru. We are attached to the body, and as long as that
body remains in front of us we say, "Yes, Sir, Yes, Sir -- Our Master,
our Master," but as soon as that body goes away from us we wander here
and there and go astray. What was required at that time? As long as
that body was in front of us we should have taken His help to improve
ourselves, to remove our shortcomings; but at that time we were never
worried about meditation and progressing. And now when that body has
left -- that body has gone away -- we go astray of the Path which was
shown by Him. During this time also we are not seeking somebody's help
to benefit ourselves. Even now those who have manifested Kirpal in them
advise us to love each other and manifest the Truth in ourselves. Even
now we can progress on the Path which was shown by our Master. Even now
we can reach the goal if we seek somebody's help who is perfect.
Perfect Saints who have earned their meditation will never say, "I am
your Guru," but on the contrary they will fill us with the love of
Master Kirpal. They are here only to help us remember and to fill us
with Master Kirpal's love. When Baba Sawan Singh Ji left his body --
this is a well-known fact you may be aware of -- when he left his body,
at that time those who loved and came to Kirpal Singh received the same
love and were benefited by Him because He was a true disciple -- a
perfect Saint. He had love for and was always praising His Master, Baba
Sawan Singh. Accordingly, those who went to Mastana Ji also received
love and were also benefited. So Kabir says, "The Guru says to respect
the Saints, and Saints say to worship the Guru. Living in the company
of the Saints you can go up to Agam" (the plane above Sach Khand; the
unreachable plane). A Saint says this because he has experienced that
and has manifested his Guru within. He says that this is his personal
experience, and we should also try and go ahead. He inspires us. We can
understand him as our brother, friend, or whatever relation you feel
like giving him; but he will never become your Guru.
No Saint up to now has come into this world saying that he is a Guru.
Perfect Saints will never say, "I am your Guru, or Master, or Pir." Our
Hazur, Master Kirpal Singh Ji Maharaj, always used to say, "Understand
me as your brother, your friend" -- but He never said, "I am the Guru."
So now we should take benefit from any perfect Saint who has earned
meditation and who is immersed in the love of Kirpal. He is intoxicated
with Kirpal's love, and we can also gain something from him: we can
also take a drop of love from him. The only thing is that we are not to
understand him as our Guru. And moreover he will never become your
Guru, but he is your true servant. He is the server of the Sangat.
Hazur told me, "You have to understand yourself as a server of the
Sangat -- a shoe-wiper of the Sangat." He told me that if we will
more humble, then Master will shower more grace on us, because water
will always flow down to the lowest place; it will never remain on the
high place. Guru Nanak also said, "Those who will become humble will
get more and will carry more. The branch of a tree which carries the
most fruit bows down." In the same way a perfect Saint will never
understand himself as great, but shows himself as a servant -- and
is no doubt that he is the true sevadar. He helps us as a true sevadar,
and helps us to remember the love which we have forgotten.
So we should take benefit of his company. All of us should sit together
and love each other and remember our Master Satguru Kirpal Who is
waiting even now to receive us in Sach Khand. And I tell you truly that
even now, even today, if any disciple vacates the nine openings and
rises above the outgoing faculties and reaches behind and between the
two eyebrows, he will see how Hazur is working there -- how Hazur is
If we say that we will not go to school and that the teacher should do
our work -- how is that possible? It is the student's duty to go to
school, and after that it is the schoolmaster's duty to teach him.
Master will never come in the nine openings, so you have to vacate the
nine openings and reach the place which you are shown by the Master --
behind and between the two eyebrows. So it is the duty of the disciple
to reach that place behind the two eyebrows after controlling the
outgoing faculties. There you will see how Master is working.
So everybody has to meditate and they should earn their meditation --
Shabd Naam -- and always feel Master Kirpal's presence at every place.
See Him in all; He is sitting in all.