We are all lovers, devotees of a higher power, thousands of lovers, but the Beloved is one for all. He whom we desire is the beloved of the whole world and is the one God for all men, not specifically for Muslims only, or for Hindus only, or for Christians only.
          Sant Kirpal Singh

Christmas Message 1959

Written by Sant Kirpal Singh, 1959

Sant Kirpal SinghDear ones,
I send you my heartiest greetings on this auspicious day of Christmas.

Let us see where we stand. The clouds of destruction are overhanging with their arsenals full to be let loose on humanity at any time. The great potentialities of atom bomb destructions witnessed at Hiroshima and Nagasaki are being out passed by still severe weapons of destruction of war that have since been finalized. One wrong more brings about the complete wiping away of all civilization that the mortal human nature has built up through all its ages.

Serious and well-meaning efforts of great personalities of the world are visible towards stemming the great tidal wave of destruction. We mean them well and wish them success. Let us put our might as well in this great work and play an important role to bring peace to ourselves, to our neighbours and to the world.

There is suffering in the world, and men and women wander in darkness. In such a world, let us go about giving love and compassion to all. Let us serve the poor and broken ones, serve our brothers and sisters, serve birds and beasts and all creation in whom is the breath of life. Let us not waste energy in questions and controversies. Let us light a few candles at the altar of suffering humanity. This will be achieved by having right understanding, viz., all mankind is one. The soul in man is the essence of God. We are members of the same family of God. We are all brothers in God. When we learn that God resides in every heart, we should have respect and love for all. This realization must dawn on mankind.

You have been put on the way to God, which is the most natural and easiest of all. Do not be led away from the path. Transcend the body to have a flight in the higher regions to know thyself and see that you are a drop of the great ocean of consciousness. Radiate love to all creation. The grace of the Master-Power is working over your head bountifully. Let us breathe out through every pore of our body: 'love and peace be unto all the world over'. Let this bomb of peace and good-will overcome the bombs of destruction. 'Love, and all things shall be added unto you.'

Each action has a reaction. As you sow, so shall you reap. Let your physical sojourn be sweetly ethical, loving, co-operative and tolerant. Without these, the great spiritual flights evade you. Be watchful. We are on the way to perfection. We are not perfect. There may be failures on your part and misunderstandings amongst yourselves. The former should be met with by the motto of forgive and forget, and the latter by reconciling them by mutual loving contacts. There may be a lot of dross and imitation displayed in colourful and charming fashion to deflect you. All movements which sanction you to sensual life cannot take you beyond the senses. Let not their catchwords waylay you. Be steadfast and careful. Feelings, emotions, visualizations and inferences are all subject to error. You know because you see something beyond the emotions and feelings. Let not your faith give way to your detriment. With faith in the Master-Power overhead, proceed on from day to day.

You are protected by the Master-Power working overhead. Depend on Him. You will have all the necessary inner help. The Master is waiting for His dear children to come to Him within. With all love and good wishes to you for your successful career in the years to come.