ONE WEEK OF MEDITATION TALKS
Salutations unto the Feet of Supreme Fathers, Almighty Lords Sawan and Kirpal, Who have showered Their grace upon us, Who had mercy on our souls, Who gave us the opportunity to do the devotion and also have allowed us to do the devotion.
The Holy Feet which are craved even by the gods and goddesses, the Holy and Blessed Feet which cut our birth and death - in India, the living Master is considered more blessed and more holy than the sixty-eight places of pilgrimage -so such blessed feet, Almighty Kirpal's holy feet were cast upon this place where we are sitting. After the Masters leave a place where They have been, that becomes like a place of pilgrimage for the disciples, because going to that place we make our life, we mold our lives according to the instructions and the teachings of the Master and we make our life blessed and holy.
Guru Ramdas Ji Maharaj has said, "The place where my Beloved goes and sits becomes the most precious place. It is the most beautiful place and going over there and getting the dust of that place and putting it on my forehead, I become the blessed one."
I pray to my Beloved Lord, Supreme Father Almighty Kirpal, that He may give us the good intellect, the wisdom, so that we can understand the love which He has given to us and can understand the teachings which He has given to us.
This time which we have been given by God Almighty Kirpal is very precious and graciously He has given us this time. So I hope that all the dear ones will realize the purpose for which we all have come here and that they will always remember this: they will always maintain the remembrance and do the work for which they have come here.
Some dear ones asked Guru Arnardev Ji Maharaj, "Master, what should we do early in the morning? What Naam should we meditate upon?" Guru Amardev Ji Maharaj said, "Great is the Naam of Lord Almighty, because by doing the meditation of it, we break all the barriers and we go to Him." The dear ones had asked Guru Alnardev what kind of meditation they should do and what Naam they should get attached to. Guru Amardev Ji Maharaj replied, "The Naam of God Almighty is the greatest of all and only by doing the devotion, only by meditatingupon the Naam of God, can we break all the barriers, all the attachments, and go back to Him."
As I have always said, in all the programs, before we sit in the meditation, first of all we should stop all the thoughts, fantasies, and other things which are going on in our mind, we should stop all of them. Then the Five Sacred Names which we have been given, we should repeat them in our mind so that we can make sure that we remember them. And then we should go on repeating those five sacred names silendy in our within. Never understand it as a burden; do it lovingly.
All of you please close your eyes and start doing your Simran.
Salutations unto the Feet of Supreme Fathers, Lords Almighty Sawan and Kirpal, Who have had mercy on the poor souls, Who gave us the gift of Their devotion and also the opportunities to do Their devotion.
I always remind you of these few lines: that the devotion of God Almighty is the precious wealth in this world. If there is anything worth taking with us from this world, it is the gift, it is the wealth, of devotion to God Almighty. The devotion of God Almighty is the only wealth which is the giver of true respect and true honor in the court of Lord. There is nothing else which we can bring to God Almighty except for His devotion, and only through the devotion of God Almighty do we get the true respect and honor in His court. The jewels and diamonds can be priced and they can be bought - the price paid with the money, but the devotion of God Almighty is priceless. We cannot obtain it by any other means; we can receive it only by going to the sadhus, the Beloveds of God.
The five opposing powers which are working within us - lust, anger, greed, attachment, and egoism - some Mahatmas have called them the thieves; some have called them the dacoits. So these five opposing powers which are working within us, when we gather the devotion of God Almighty, when we collect the wealth of the devotion of God Almighty, they also become quiet and they also become our friend.
Saints and Mahatmas do not come into this world becoming the equals to God Almighty, nor do they compete with God Almighty. The people who are involved with the ridhis and sidhis, those who acquire the supernatural powers, they tell people: "Come to us and we will give you sons. If you have any problems with your business, we will give you some powers through which you can do your business well and things will be better for you." Unlike them, Saints and Mahatmas do not perform any miracles. The biggest miracle that the Saint or Mahatma can perform is that, when He gives us the Initiation, He makes us sit in the boat of Naam. And then He prays to God Almighty, "I have put all these souls in Your Name, in Your boat. Now You kindiy make them do the devotion; You kindiy take them across." They do not become the equals of God; They do not perform any miracles. You know that a dear child, a dear son can make his fi~ther do whatever he wants to... this is the work the Saints always make God do for Their children, Their initiates. So Guru Nanak also says, "0 Lord, in Your Name and having within You, I have connected all these souls with You and I have put them in Your boat. Now You kindiy make them devoted to Your Feet; make them do Your meditation and take them back home."
Bhagat Namdev Ji says, "Saints and Mahatmas make God Almighty do whatever They want to, and once They take anyone to the door of God Almighty, that soul never comes back." So this is the only thing the Saints and Mahatmas make God Almighty do for Them and for Their children. Master also used to say that those who go to the perfect Masters are taken back to God Almighty. But there is only one condition: the devotees, the initiates, should never lose faith in the Master; they should never think that the Master is a human being like us. And they should always understand that the Master is God Almighty. So this is the only condition which the devotee has to fulfill. But once he goes to the perfect Master, the Master makes him reach the True Home, and once one goes back to his True Home, he does not have to come back.
So Dear Ones, the work which our beloved Lord Kirpal has given to us to do is the devotion, the meditation, and the love. This is a very good time over here, and this one hour is very precious. At this time you should not be thinking anything of this world. You should become detached from all the worldiy things and you should attach yourself to the devotion. Without paying any attention to anything outside, you should connect yourself to the devotion. All of you please close your eyes and start doing the Simran.
Salutations unto the Feet of Supreme Fathers, Lords Almighty Sawan and Kirpal, Who have had mercy on the poor souls, Who gave the gift of Their devotion and also the opportunities to do the devotion.
Sufi Saint Farid Sahib said that Saints and Mahatmas came into this world and They shouted aloud, They yelled and They screamed and They explained to everyone that we cannot be freed without doing the devotion of God Almighty. Those who have been separated by Satan, those whose minds have been diverted by Satan, no matter what you tell them, how much you explain to them, they don't want to hear and they don't do the devotion.
Screaming and yelling every day, the Masters give us Their teachings, but those who have been deluded by Satan, they don't listen or pay any attention to Them.
What do the Masters explain to us? They make us understand, as Farid Sahib says, "0 Farid, wake up early in the morning and clean the mosque. What kind of devotion is this, that your Beloved is awake and you are still sleeping?"
We go to the temples which we have made with our own hands every day, and we clean that temple, we clean that mosque, and we even burn incense over there. But this temple, this true church, this true mosque which God Almighty Himself has created and in which God Almighty Himself is residing, we don't pay any attention to the cleaning of this real temple of God Almighty. Whereas outside temples are cleaned, and we pay a lot of attention to that. What kind of trash is there in this temple which is made by God Almighty? We have trash, we have the dirt of lust, anger and all the other passions, and all the other worldiy things.
So that is why Farid Sahib says, "What should you do? Wake up early in the morning and make the efforts. Go within this mosque, this true temple, this true church and clean it. Use the broom." What kind of broom is he saying that we should use to clean this mosque? He says, "Do the Simran; use the broom of the Simran to remove the trash of all the worldiy pleasures, passions and everything else." So Farid Sahib says, "Wake up early in the morning. Make the efforts. Go within your true church, your true temple, your mosque, and clean it with the broom of Simran."
So like every day, close your eyes and all of you sit, doing the Simran.
Salutations unto the Feet of Supreme Fathers, Lords Almighty Sawan and Kirpal, Who, having mercy on the poor souls, have given the gift of Their devotion and also allowed us to do the devotion.
The dear ones were singing the bhajan which was very good, ftlll of yearning. It said that this is the opportunity of doing the devotion. All the Saints have said this; They all have said aloud, that human birth is a precious opportunity, the only time, the only opportunity of doing the devotion of Lord Almighty. The man who will get up and do the devotion of Lord Almighty is the best. So let us all wake up and come together and do the meditation.
Sufi Saint Farid Sahib says, "Today I did not make the connection with my Beloved Lord, the Shabd within, and my body feels as though it is breaking up. I am asking those unfortunate souls who have never made any contact with the inner Shabd how they are able to spend the nights of this life." "Tonight I have not slept with my Beloved, and my body feels like it is breaking up. Let me go and ask those unfortunate souls how are you able to sleep."
From the life of Guru Nanak also we come to know how much the beloveds of God had love for God Almighty and how much they were attached to doing the devotion. He says, "Just like an addict lives on his addiction, in the same way, the devotees of God Almighty live when they do the meditation."
So like every day, this is the time for doing the devotion. All of you close your eyes and start doing your Simran.
Salutations unto the Feet of Supreme Fathers, Lords Almighty Sawan and Kirpal, Who have had mercy on the poor souls, Who have given us the gift of devotion, and also given the opportunities to do Their devotion.
Some people who used to do the outer rites and rituals and the practices came to Guru Arjan Dev Ji Maharaj, and they asked Him, "Is there any practice by doing which we can be saved from the beating of yama? Is there any place of pilgrimage by visiting which one can be saved from the beating of the yama? Or is there any holy book by reading which one can be free from the terror of the beating of the yama?"
Guru Arjan Dev Ji Maharaj lovingly told them that there is no place of pilgrimage going where you can be saved from the beating of the yama, because he is not afraid of any place of pilgrimage. There is no outer rite and ritual; there is no outer practice, by doing which you can be saved from the beating of the yama. And there is no reading, no holy scripture by reading which you can be saved from the beating of yama. There is only one way that you can be saved from the terrors of the beating of the yama and that is, if you meet some Perfect Master Who gives you the Naam. By meditating on that Naam, you can be saved from the beating of the yama. There is no other way.
Guru Arjan Dev Ji Maharaj says that the yama and the Negative Power do not say anything to you, [if you are] doing the meditation of the Naam of the Lord.
Nanak says that by doing the meditation of the Shabd Naam the mind and body become happy, and in the end we get God Almighty.
He does not acknowledge anything except the meditation of the Naam. By doing the meditation of the Naam, all the burning, all the heat, of lust, anger, greed, attachment and egoism - which is consuming us - that also cools down. Alid by doing the meditation of the Naam, God Almighty, Who is all-pervading, Who is everywhere, He also comes and manifests within us.
So the Naam which is glorified by the Saints so much, and the Naam by doing whose devotion we can get the liberation - there is no other way, there is no other thing, which is accepted and acknowledged by God Almighty except the meditation of the Naam. Our Beloved Satgurus have been very gracious and They have given us the secret of that Naam which the Saints have glorified.
So, let us all sit together, close our eyes and do the meditation of that Naam; do the Simran of the Naam.
Salutations unto the Feet of Supreme Fathers, Lords Almighty Sawan and Kirpal, Who have had mercy on the poor souls, Who gave us the gift of Their devotion and also allowed the opportunities to do Their devotion.
The dear one was singing a very loving bhajan that said, "Gracious Sawan has caused the rain to shower." This happens in India also, when we celebrate Master Sawan Singh's birthday: a little or more, always there is some rain. Alid in this way Master Sawan Singh tells us about the importance of His name. In the same way, Master Kirpal Singh also told us about the importance of His name: Kirpal means, the one who is gracious. So the glory of the Naam, the glory of the shower of the Naam which They have caused to happen, which They have caused to shower upon us, cannot be described in words.
Guru Nanak Sahib says, "If Sant Kirpal, if the gracious Saint, showers His grace, along with the admirers, along with the devotees, even the critics go across.
Every day before we sit in the meditation, I always say that before you start doing the meditation, make sure that you have the Five Sacred Names with you and you remember them, whether you meditate here or back in your home. Always do your meditations lovingly, and never understand the meditation as a burden.
All of you please close your eyes and start doing the Simran.
Good morning. On the blessed occasion of the birthday of Lord Sawan, millions of felicitations and congratulations to all the dear sangat.
Guru Nanak Dev Ji said, "Blessed is the family in which such a great soul takes the birth. Blessed are the parents who get the opportunity to hold the hand, to hold the finger, of such a form of God Almighty, and play with Him."
Blessed is that great, brave Satguru Who, kicking away or rejecting the worldiy pleasures and the passions, did the devotion of the Naam, the devotion of God Almighty. He is great; He is the brave one, because He did not get involved in the worldly things. He did the devotion of God Almighty. Only He can be called as the brave one Who protects those who take reflige in Him. So He Who did the devotion of God Almighty, rejecting all the worldly pleasures; He Who gave the Naam to everyone; He Who liberated everyone in this world; He is really great. Blessed is the family; blessed is the mother who has given birth to the Master. Blessed is the Satguru, Who Himself has done the meditation of the Naam. Alid all those who have seen Him, He makes them free. He makes them the liberated ones.
You know that, for centuries people respect the families in which the Masters have taken birth. Guru Nanak Sahib was born in the Bedi family. Guru Gobind Singh was born in the Sodhi family, and you know that even now we respect so much those families. Beloved Lord Sawan Singh, in Whose remembrance we are sitting here today, we all know He was born in the Grewal family, and we have much respect and appreciation for the Grewal family in our heart.
In the bhajan, Dear Ones, you read that even now I am not able to forget that beautiftil form of Master Sawan Singh. I could not forget how He used to smile. So those fortunate ones who had the good fortune of seeing Him smiling, they have not been able to forget His beautiflil form. After Master Sawan Singh, He came in the form of Lord Kirpal, and those who had the good fortune to go near Him, for them it was not difficult to recognize Beloved Sawan Singh in Master Kirpal.
He was very jolly in nature, and whenever He would talk to anyone, laughing, it would seem that His whole body was laughing. There is a great secret in the laughter of the Saints. In another bhajan you read that, "Laughing and smiling, He gave us the gift of the Immortal Kirpal."
Dear Ones, Kirpal is always immortal. He was in the beginning; He is now; He will be there in the fliture. In the water He is there; in the sky He is there; everywhere Kirpal is. So the Immortal Kirpal is His gift. He is protecting us here, and in the Beyond also He is the One Who will protect us.
How can I describe His glory? Even hundreds and thousands of scriptures cannot describe His glory enough. Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj says, "With which mouth can we praise the Master? He is omnipotent; He is the all-doer. He is capable of doing everything."
Dear Ones, vacating the nine openings of our body, when we reach behind the two eyebrows and get ourselves connected with the Shabd, when we rise above the physical, astral, and causal covers and take our soul to Par Brahm and become one with our Beloved Master, only then do we realize how great our Master is and only then do we realize our shortcomings and mistakes. Then we realize: "The Master was very great; how much grace He showered on me; how poor and how wicked I was; and how many mistakes and shortcomings I had."
So we are very fortunate ones that we have been given the opportunity to sit in His remembrance. The remembrance of the Master cuts millions of our karmas, cuts millions of our sins. Alid those dear ones, those who get the opportunity to sit at the feet of the Living Master and be in the remembrance of God Almighty, they are the most fortunate ones. Rarely do we find such an opportunity.
Guru Arjan Dev Ji Maharaj said, "By seeing Whom all our bad qualities, all our bad intellect goes away, They are our true friends." Nanak says, "I am looking for such dear ones, such friends, all over the world, but I find very few of them."
Guru Arjan Dev Ji Maharaj says that the worldly rites and rituals, the outer practices do not have any value. Those who have seen such a Master with their own eyes, a Master Who goes beyond the limit of the mind and the intellect and within Whom the Light of the Truth is manifested, Guru Arjan Dev Ji Maharaj says, "Those who are able to have the darshan of such a Master, they make their birth worthwhile; they make their lives successftil."
So, like every day, close your eyes and start doing your Simran.