God cannot be known by the outgoing faculties, by the intellect or the vital airs called the pranas. He can be known only by the soul: like alone can know the like. When is the soul liberated? When it is analysed from mind and the outgoing faculties.
Light of Kirpal: When We Are In Control There Is No WorldQuestion: Where does the will of God originate?
Sant Kirpal Singh: Where? It is better you should ask God. Don't you see? It is better to go to Him and ask Him, because there was nothing before. All became only after Him. His Will only after He wished it. Just ask Him.
Question: What does it work through, Master?
Sant Kirpal Singh: It is His pleasure – why He has done it – we should go and ask Him, I tell you. There is no other reply – all Masters have said like that. Why He did it? One thing: The house is on fire, and we are hemmed in that house. What should we do? Should we find out who the man is who put the house on fire? It is better to get out and then ask. Ultimately, all Masters have said, "It is His Will." Why He created it? Kabir says, "He is just like a juggler. He sustains all His things." It is all His play. Why did He want it? There's no question of why He did not want it. All these questions cease when the intellect ceases to work. We rise in our own consciousness then, but that's only a drop of water in the ocean. It's a play and can only be given by God Himself, is it not? All Masters spoke like that. When a child stands up by his mother, "Mother, I know you." Well, what can a child, a small child know about his mother? You see? Why did she give birth to him? It is something like that. So there's something – these things go on like a mystery circle: was there first the egg or the hen? Which was first, the egg or the hen? Were you first? The seed or the tree? How? He's something going complete in Himself. He put in something – action – all complete in Itself. Nobody knows whether anybody else is at the back of it or if that goes on just of itself: that inner Way. In Jap Ji perhaps you have read, "Once He created It, It is going on of itself, automatically." And why did He keep it? This a man cannot understand. The more you go in, the more you are absorbed, these things are seen. Try to know yourself. Rise above body consciousness. ABC will start from there. ABC will start from there. Where the world philosophies end, there the word 'religion' starts. Philosophies deal with theories, but mysticism is direct contact with the God-into-Expression Power.
Question: How can we develop hunger for God in others?
Light of Kirpal: Hunger After GodSant Kirpal Singh: Develop hunger in others? All are not ready, or don't want God. Do you remember what Christ said in that parable of the farmer: he threw seeds; some fell on the road, others fell in the thistle, the one fell on quite ready ground. Those who are ready, your duty is to tell, give them a hint. Those who are ready will grasp. Your duty is to tell them from the housetops: "This is the Truth," like that. But everybody won't accept. Only those will accept who are ready. Some people will take up, just like the grains on the road side, which are eaten up by the sparrows. Those sown in the bushes will not grow any further. Those involved in the formalities of the world will say, "What will people say?" What fell on bare ground, very set, bore fruit. So first: example is better than precept. Even by radiation, you will be of help to others. How can we develop hunger in others? If we are hungry, (for God) our words will be charged, you see. They will go to the heart of others. But only those who are ready will receive. That is why Christ said, "Don't throw pearls before swine." Live it. Example is better than precept. Live it yourself... Wanted: reformers not of others but of themselves. An example is better than precept. If you are really hungry, people will come in touch by radiation. I tell you, when I was in office... I was a superintendent, in one section many long years ago. And there were so many other sections. One superintendent came to me, "Look here . . . In your section we find everything going on quite calmly, very sweetly, no discussions, no quarrels. Why is it?" I told him, "Well, please concentrate within your own self." I told him what to do: "All right, go on, concentrate, start." This was long before I went to my Master. He was a practical man. After two months he came to me: "I sit, but I hear all the things going on around me." "All right, put in more single-minded attention." Then after two more months, "Now in the beginning I hear the sounds of outside; then I don't hear them." After two months again he came, "Now do you hear?" He replied, "While I am sitting there's no noise." Regularity pays; regularity pays. You are not regular. Sometimes you run. Sometimes you lie down, sometimes you sleep. Regularity pays--at a tortoise rate of speed: regular. Sometimes you go ahead of a hare that runs, then sleeps. So life affects, you see. If you see a wrestler, then? Are you not affected by seeing? Naturally you receive radiation. If you are really hungry, have hunger after God, naturally by radiation, others will come up.
Question: All are not ready.
Sant Kirpal Singh: Then you can't do anything. Those who are not ready, then what can you do? If you want the seed to sprout forth, that must take time. We are in the make. Those who are ready, they can have it.
Question: I see. Will everybody be ready?
Sant Kirpal Singh: In due course. But that will be quickened by a Master. If the fruit-laden tree is left to itself, it will take seven years, six, seven years. If by good fortune, he comes in contact with other scientific means, then they will give fruit in two or three years. So society, company radiates to all. That is why, true prayer should be as the Sikhs do: "O God let us meet a Man who is really hungering after You."
(From the book "Light of Kirpal", Chapter 18)
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Light of Kirpal: Sin and ReligionQuestion: Why was creation made? Why did we lose our Godhead?
Sant Kirpal Singh: Let me explain to you: God plus desires is man. Why did He make it? I think you should go to Him and then ask. When I go to the United States, I have to abide by the laws there, do I not? Whether I am Indian, Christian, or Chinese, or Japanese. So when you came down to this earth plane, you have to abide by the laws here. Why He made it? I think it is not wise when you're in a house which is on fire to enquire while sitting inside, "Why was a fire started in this house? Who started it? What was the reason?" Just get out! I think you will find the answer. Get out, rise above, enter within, then you'll know yourself. When you come out, you will know so many things.
Or better still, since God made all these things, why do you not go to Him directly and ask Him, "Why did You make all of this?" All Masters say it was His Wish. He wanted to, that's all. Why do we beget children? Because we wish to, is it not? So it was His Will. So first get out of this house you are in, enter within, then ask. There are so many walls within walls. There is the physical wall, there is the astral wall, there is the causal wall. First at least get out of this physical body. Then you may know something, maybe not fully, but something. We're very much stuck fast in walls within walls. We're imprisoned in walls within walls, and walls within walls. Shake off this physical body and you'll come to know your True Self, and then you can know your Overself.
(From the book "Light of Kirpal", Chapter 46)
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