By Mrs. Biji Surinder Kaur
(Published in “Sayings of Sant Kirpal Singh”, edition 96-2)
All the disciple needs he can get just by surrendering fully at the feet of the Master. When the disciple surrenders to Him, Master is happy, for He sees:
“My child who was sent into the world
with many promises and got lost
in the fair of the world,
has now returned to me.”
Then, full of joy, the Master Power takes the child to the place where His work (mission) is done so that the child may get further lessons. That is called Satsang. Through His word and blessing He dyes the soul in His own colour so that it may never leave Him again, for Master wants to keep His child close to Him. The soul then knows,
“My Father is highest in the whole universe,
no one is equal to Him!”
When the soul gets these blessings, the disciple prays,
“Oh Master, take away from me lust, anger, greed,
attachment, and ego and give me the real life.
I want to live at Your feet forever!”
Inside, reaching at the gate to His throne, the soul recognizes Master’s abode as the treasure of Naam.
Seeing Him distributing this treasure, the soul says,
“Master generously distributes this unique treasure of Naam.
I need this blessing from Him to cross the ocean of life.”
Weeping the soul begs,
“Oh Master, do not leave me!
If You are with me, all troubles and sorrows are gone
and all attachments to the world are cut off.
Under Your shelter and protection alone I can live,
otherwise I am in the grip of the five thieves.
When You are with me, the five thieves run away.
Keep my face always turned to You!
You have granted me Your help again and again,
so I can overcome all those problems.”
The soul further cries,
“How great a burden You took on Your shoulders,
how great the power You give us to cross the barriers!
Without Your help we could hardly ever reach Your heart.
Grant me the grace to sit under the shade of that tree
(of Your grace) or plant this tree in front of my house.
Branches and leaves of this tree should be made of truth,
so that I may relish its fruits.
I am crying before You on behalf of myself,
beseeching You not to send me into the wheel of life again.”
A doctor can only be called who knows about the patient’s suffering. The soul says,
“Take away from me lust, anger, greed, attachment, and ego,
and give me the knowledge of Brahm
(which cannot be gained unless one lives a pure life)
and Bhakti (devotion to the Master).
All that lies in Your hand.”
The soul knows, that if the disciple has attained this knowledge and gets Master’s attention, even the gods and goddesses bow down before him. The soul says,
“Oh God, Your attention reaches far and wide, everywhere.
Millions of souls are longing for Your blessing —
they are standing at Your door to get Your Naam.
But You give Naam only to those
who love God from the core of their heart.”