La mise en pratique de la spiritualité au vrai sens du terme consiste à différencier les facteurs spécifiques qui nous aident dans le processus de la connaissance de soi, de ceux qui ne favorisent pas notre épanouissement spirituel, en ayant recours à un examen approfondi de soi même qui permet de distinguer le soi intérieur de l’intellect et des sens extérieurs.

Sant Kirpal Singh


Written by Sant Kirpal Singh, Houston, 1963

­Dear ­Ones,

On ­this Christ­mas ­Day of 1963, I am near­ing ­the ­end of a ­world ­tour ­which ­has ­taken me ­through ­Europe, ­Asia ­Minor, Brit­ain, Ire­land, Can­ada, ­the ­United ­States ­and is ­still to con­tinue to Pan­ama ­and ­South Amer­ica.

­There is a tra­di­tion ­which ­tells us ­that Christ­mas sym­bol­izes ­the ­birth of ­the ­Christ ­child in ­the ­human ­heart. To be ­truly ­Christ-­like, ­the dis­ci­ple ­must ­become a lit­tle ­child, a ­pure ­and unsul­lied ves­sel, receiv­ing ­the nec­tar of ­the ­holy ­spirit as an ­upturned chal­ice. "If ye ­love me, ­keep my com­mand­ments".

Truth is above all, but true living is still above truth. This requires leading a life of continence, humility, truthfulness, love and devotion to God and all creation. To become a mouthpiece of Master, expressing Master's Will and purpose, you must surrender all to Master. This does not mean the giving up to employment, home, possessions, family and friends. It means simply – let the will of the Master work in and through you, let your whole life be dedicated to the service of the Master. Like a flute, be all vacant from within so that the Master may make sweet music of your life.

This is the Christ-like way: the true message, meaning and purpose of Christmas. Master brought the Christ child to birth in your heart. You, in turn, must 'become as a little child' and surrender yourselves to the ever loving and merciful Father who watches over you, guides you, and cares for you. I wish you all a joyful Christmas and a happy new year. My love goes to you all.

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­Yours affec­tion­ately,
Kir­pal ­Singh