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Date Posted: 11:20
Subject: Re: Kirpal Singhs views
In reply to:
's message, "Kirpal Singhs views" on 11:18
Brahman is a great power, too great for the human mind to conceive, and of the Beyond, none but the Saints know of and can speak with authority - not the formally canonized saints as we know of but Saints of the status of Sant-Satguru, authorised and commissioned by Truth - the Truth that was in the beginning, the Truth that now is, and the Truth that shall remain hereafter - to teach mankind and initiate such aspiring souls into the mysteries of the Beyond and beyond the Beyond state; as may be ripe for the purpose of understanding correctly and properly the Causeless Cause of all the causes that operate down below, in each of the worlds; and are ready to live the life of the spirit as jivan muktas or liberated beings while yet in flesh: "A jivan mukta," says Nanak, "is one who knows and practises the art of 'death-in-life' and when he finally quits the stage, he quits it for good, never to return again." This is what Pra Vidya or the knowledge of the Beyond teaches.
Apart from this, there are many categories of teachers of Brahma Vidya which is 'Apra' in character and paves the way for the 'Pra,' and all of them teach people in the ways of Brahman, each according to his own capabilities. The Prophets and the Messiahs generally prophesy the coming of great events, train mankind to live a godly life and bring to them the tidings and messages of God (Brahman). The Avtaras are incarnations of the various powers of Brahman and their function is to keep the world agoing in a balanced and orderly manner, holding the balance of the social order aright between righteousness and unrighteousness. The yogis and yogishwars remain within the sphere of their yog-maya (mind-force) and lead their initiates up to the highest point within their yogic powers.
The Brahm Lok has many sub-loks called Puris, Bhavans, Tabaqs or Divisions, each allotted to one or other of the powers of Brahman like Brahma Puri, Vishnu Puri, Shiv Puri, Indra Puri, etc., to each of which the souls of the worshippers of these powers collectively called Brahman are irresistibly attracted and drawn in course of time, each to his own destination in the place to which he belongs.
The ancient Greeks speak of this three-fold aspect of Divinity as the 'Three Sisters of the Spinning Wheel' - one engaged in spinning the thread of life for each, the other in adorning and embellishing the thread of life and the third in cutting the said thread of life when the allotted time comes to an end. Similarly, in the Christian theology we have first Logos, the creative principle in nature, the second Logos and the third Logos, who carry on similar duties of their own. This is the famous Doctrine of Trinity: the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost.
Where all the philosophies of the world end, there the true religion begins. It is only after soul, the 'dweller in the body,' sheds its dross personality comprising as it does, the three vestures or vehicles of body, mind and intellect, and becomes an entity in its pristine simplicity, an undivided whole, the great immortal tree, evergreen and ever fresh in its native essence, in spite of the ever-changing panorama of life around; it can break through the magic hall of multi-coloured mirrors and transcend the trigunatmac egg of Brahmand and escape into the Beyond. One has to be born anew like a new-born phoenix, arising out of the ashes of its own previous self with renewed youth and vigour, so as to be able to live through the life of the spirit that lies ahead.
To cross the mental world is not so easy as it may seem to the untrained in the mysteries of the Beyond. It is the most delusive world where even the Mahatmas and the Rishis with all their learning and tapas, fail to hold on to their own ground. What is there in that vast universe which Brahman would not like to offer to those earnest souls who try to escape through his domains and reach the true Home of their Father! At every step, be it in the physical world, the astral or the mental, he tries to block the way of the aspiring souls. The great Prophets and Messiahs and all others have given their experiences of the fierce encounters that they had with Satan, Mara, Ahirman; the evil spirits, - Asuras, Demons and their agents in countless ways, fair or foul, whereby they try to obstruct the way, to win over the seekers after Truth by assurances of worldly kingdoms and principalities; and if they do not succumb to these temptations, then by threats of violence by fire, thunder, earthquakes, heaven-splittings, cloud-bursts, lightenings and what have you. It is in predicaments like these that one can only stand these trials and tribulations when one has by his side, his Guru or Murshid, for the Guru-power then draws and absorbs the disciple soul into Himself and takes him along the path of 'Ringing Radiance.' For each soul the Brahman stakes his all, and does not yield, unless he is convinced that the seeker clings to the protection of the Master-power (Akal or the Timeless ). Do we not see even in the material world that the rulers and governments of one state seal their borders to prevent unauthorised emigration of their subjects, and devise laws to control such outflow ?
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