Guard the Treasure of Naam
Six Meditation Talks from the S.K.A. Retreat
Sant Ajaib Singh Ji
IS is a very good, sweet, and loving message which the dear ones were singing just now. If we will continue doing the Simran, Satguru Kirpal has been very gracious upon us and He has put us on this express trunk road which goes straight to our Home. We should do the Simran fearlessly. If we will think about anything then our attention will drop down, it will spread all over the world. So like our Satguru Kirpal has given us this beautiful message, we should do the Simran without stopping, without thinking of anything of this world. If we will do the Simran constantly and fearlessly we will easily get back to our Home. So all of you should do the Simran wholeheartedly.
afternoon of November 1, 1995
GOOD morning. Salutations unto the Feet of Supreme Fathers, Lords Almighty Sawan and Kirpal Who have had mercy on this poor soul and giving the gift of Their devotion have allowed him to do the devotion.
In the Satsang it is always told that as long as a child is sleeping the mother is worryless. She is involved in doing her work, but as soon as the child wakes up and starts crying for the mother she runs to the child, leaving all the things which she was doing; and she comes and attends to the needs of the child. This is because she has the love for, she has the pain and sympathy for the child.
Right now we are sleeping the sweet sleep of the passions and the pleasures, the attachment and the maya of this world. We are awake in this world but we are sleeping in respect to God. But when we go to the Perfect Master, in His presence our attention to, or our attachment for, the worldly things is broken and we are awakened in Him.
Master Kirpal Singh Ji used to say that in the heart of the Perfect Master there is the love of thousands of worldly parents put together. So when we also, after breaking our attachment to the world, go to the feet of the Master, when we are awakened in Him, He also comes and He gives us all His love and care and attention. When we get awakened in Him and we devote ourselves to Him, then we only ask for His darshan. He says, "O Lord, give me Your darshan because Your darshan is the only thing which will liberate me."
In the company of the Sadhu, in the company of the Saint, the sleeping mind is awakened. Nanak says that then God Almighty seems very sweet.
So it is a very pleasant ambrosial hour and we should take advantage of it. We should always take advantage of the ambrosial hour, whether we are here or back in our home. We should always give the priority to doing the devotion, to doing the Bhajan and Simran. Master Kirpal Singh Ji used to say that we should give up hundreds of important works to attend the Satsang and thousands of important works to sit for the meditation.
morning of November 3, 1995
GOOD morning. Salutations unto the Feet of Supreme Fathers, Lords Almighty Sawan and Kirpal Who have had mercy on this poor soul, gave him the gift of the devotion and allowed him the opportunities to do Their devotion.
Indeed when the true yearning gets created within the disciple, he sends the messages through his thoughts, through the wind. He calls for the Master and says, "O Master, at least for once You come and dwell in my heart." Kabir Sahib also said, "If You come in my eyes for once I will capture You in my eyes. I will not look at anyone else and I won't allow You to look at anyone else."
If we truly understand ourselves as standing on the verge of bankruptcy in the Spirituality _ because all the riches, all the wealth of this world which we have are not going to go with us; not even one cent of all what we have collected here will accompany us. The only thing which will accompany us or which will go with us is the wealth which our Beloved Satguru has given to us. So unless we understand ourselves as the bankrupt and poor one in the Spirituality and ask the Master to give us the wealth of Naam, we cannot go within. Unless we request Him with all our humility and sincerity to give us the wealth of Naam we cannot progress.
Kabir Sahib says, "He who does not have the Naam in his heart, he alone is the poor one."
Graciously our Beloved Satguru has given us the inheritance of the wealth of the treasure of Naam. It is our responsibility to guard that treasure of Naam which He has graciously given to us, because Naam is the only thing which protects us, which nourishes us, and Naam is supporting every single thing of this creation.
Without eyes the face doesn't look good. The fish doesn't have any life unless she is in the deep waters. The temple doesn't have any glory if there is no light there. In the same way, without the Naam we do not look good, we do not have any glory.
morning of November 4, 1995
SALUTATIONS unto the Feet of Supreme Fathers, Lords Almighty Sawan and Kirpal Who had mercy on this poor soul, gave him the gift of Their devotion and also gave the opportunity to do Their devotion.
Guru Arjan Dev Ji Maharaj says those who do the meditation of Naam, and who become one with the Naam, the home where they go and reside, that home is worth worshipping.
Human birth is a precious opportunity which God Almighty has given to us to do His devotion. It is such a precious opportunity that once we lose it without doing the thing for which it has been given to us, we do not get it again. So he who does the meditation of the Shabd Naam fulfills the reality of this golden opportunity, this precious opportunity which God Almighty has given.
O Dear Ones, by doing the meditation of Naam you get all the materials, all the things, of this world and you become successful.
Nanak says, "Maintain such a religion, and in that way your abode will become holy."
afternoon of November 5, 1995
GOOD morning. I bow down at the Feet of Supreme Fathers, Lords Almighty Sawan and Kirpal Who have had mercy on this soul, gave the gift of Their devotion and allowed the opportunities to do Their devotion.
All the Saints have laid great emphasis on doing the Simran _ because our every single breath, our every single moment, is counted.
Guru Arjan Dev Ji Maharaj said, "Do your Simran with your every single breath. Your soul will become clean and all your worries will come to an end." He says, "Remember Gobind with your every single breath, so that all the worries of your mind may go away."
So closing your eyes you should do the Simran. It is a very precious time.
morning of November 6, 1995
SALUTATIONS unto the Feet of Supreme Fathers, Almighty Lords Sawan and Kirpal Who have had mercy on this soul, Who showered Their grace upon this soul, gave him the gift of Their devotion, and also allowed him to do Their devotion.
When we have to take a long trip, like suppose we have to go to America or Canada or to Columbia, or if we have to come to India from [one of] those countries, when we go and buy the ticket then we become sure: "Now when we have the ticket in our hand we will be able to reach our destination." After that when we go to the airport and get on the airplane, then we become very sure that we will definitely reach our destination _ because once we have the ticket and we are in the airplane then it becomes the responsibility of the pilot or the airline company to make us reach our destination. In the same way, Kabir Sahib says that when we start doing the devotion of God Almighty, we become very sure that now we will reach our destination, we will get back to our Real Home.
Those who do the devotion are sure to reach their destination, but those who do not do the devotion -- suppose you buy the ticket and do not go the airport, if you don't go and sit in the airplane: how will you get to your destination? So those who do not meditate, those who do not do their devotion, they get kicked and knocked in this world. They suffer a great deal and it is hard for them to get to their destination. Even if you have a ticket in your hand, if you are lazy you cannot make it to your destination.
Kabir Sahib says that doing the devotion is like a sign of receiving the liberation. By being in the company of the Saint one climbs to his destination. But those who are involved in, who indulge in, the laziness repent in the end.
Now close your eyes and start doing your Simran.
afternoon of November 6, 1995