(by Dr Harbhajan Singh, from “Sayings of Sant Kirpal Singh” edition 1997-1)
To understand the purpose of our life we must understand the Mission of the Master. All Masters lived in the world for a special purpose – to bring the awakening in men and help them to live with the truth and go (back) with the truth. They taught us the very life that is needed for it, as they knew what is there for us in the beyond and what is here in the world. So they had the power of discrimination which we have never had.
We have forgotten that place (our true home), and we have only one thing with us, and that is the physical body and the physical world. Thus we cannot discriminate. We have not seen that place and therefore we cannot discriminate. It is His Mission to bring awakening and discrimination into the world. His Mission is the contact between the disciple and the Master.
Mission means the purpose for which He came into the world or for which all Masters have ever come into the world. That purpose has never changed. The Teaching remained one and the same but the commandment of the Masters differed from time to time in accordance with the prevalent condition of the time.
Every Master comes with a definite purpose and He has to do a special work in a special time. Though He is not time-bound, He still has to honour the time because of our feelings and emotions in the world. As the child is dear to the mother, so is the Mission to the Master. His Mission is the life of Master’s life. He has been commissioned by God and His only concern is to do that special work for which He has been blessed (by God).