This birthday message is also printed in Spiritual Elixir.
I cross this day into sixty-seventh year of my earthly pilgrimage. I am moving on to the Goal of my life, just a puppet in the hands of the Almighty — My Guru. My life has been woven in this one thought that there is no East and no West, the whole creation is the House of our Father. The various countries are so many rooms therein. The aeroplanes having annihilated all distance, all the so called East and West are brothers and are children of the same Father. We are members of one World-Brotherhood, of one Cosmic community. The whole creation is sustained by God who is not a distant Deity but closer is He than anything else.
The Naam, the Sat Naam, the Eternal Word is immanent in every form. He is in the poor, the rich and the outcast. We are all brothers-in-God. World-brotherhood is the crying need of the day. True Religion is the expression of Divinity already existing in man. It is not rites or ceremonies, creeds or forms. It is Life. It is the mingling of the soul with the Great Life. It is not shut up in the temples, but in love for all. Love knows service and sacrifice. There is no place where God is not. You will not find Him in gorgeous temples made of marble and stone. You will find Him in the tears of the poor and the lost. True happiness lies in giving to others, not in self-seeking. We should not be worships of the God of conventions. We should raise our moral aspirations to the highest extent and realise in our own self — God, who pervades throughout the universe, by transcending limitation of the senses. Try to study the Book of Life — our very self. Let us be careful not to confound religions with creeds and forms. We should realise that the things which are seen are temporal but the things which are unseen are eternal and that is the underlying unity of all religions.
I see the waking ones are not awake. They are asleep inside on account of the outgoing faculties.
With open eyes, are many blind. They have eyes and see not the Light of God which ever shines, which filleth all, in the Heavens, earth, the waters and the air — the source and strength of all that is. If thou develop the power of seeing, be one-eyed, lose the sight of the senses . . .
If thine eye be single
thy whole body shall be full of Light.
— Matthew 6:22
They have ears but hear not, the enchanting sweet Melody of Life reverberating throughout all creation. If thou grow in power of hearing then be deaf to the world. You will hear when thine ear is closed to the noises of the world, thou will hear the Music of the Spheres — the Flute of the Lord.
If thou would like to have True Knowledge, transcend the sense-knowledge. Enter the inner silence and the same will become vocal.
With longing in thine eyes enter thou within from without. It is in truth the central Message of every True Master. In thy own House you will see Him.
Therefore, I would request you to gaze and gaze with longing in your heart, with silence in your soul and with no thought of this world or the next. The grace of God will descend on you and the gaze will grow into a glimpse and He will reveal Himself to you and you will find, nay see Him within yourself.
O Thou, the Immaculate Naam
Thou Illuminateth my life and
Thy love overfloweth my frail Physical life.
May Thou accept me.
The Mission of my life is to help others
to rise above body-consciousness
and have a glimpse of the Lord,
with the grace of my Master.
Those who have been put on the Way, should go on in all earnestness to reach their Goal and others who will be led by God to come up to me will be put on the Way.
With all the love and best wishes to each one of you.
February 6, 1961