Just Uproot the Attention from Here and Plant it There – Kirpal Singh

 

Just Uproot the Attention from Here and Plant it There – Kirpal Singh



“So all true masters say that realizing God is a simple matter — What is there to realizing the Lord? Just uproot the attention from here and plant it there. It is simply a matter of withdrawing and gathering together the scattered attention. The whole thing depends upon your attention, or surat as it is called, which is the outward expression of your soul. Wherever you keep it engaged or attached, those very thoughts will always be reverberating within you.


“We have to make the best use of things of course, but we are not to become attached to them. If we can only attach our soul to something higher within us, we would be alright. But, if our attention is diverted through the outgoing faculties so much so that it becomes identified with the outer things, what is the result? You cannot withdraw your attention from them.


“It is a question of the attention or surat, whether you keep it engaged to the outside things or invert and attach it to your Overself.”


— The Teachings of Kirpal Singh, The Complete Set of Five Books Combined in One Volume



“The Master-Power overhead is always aware of His children’s needs and yearnings, and He acts in their best interests.” (THE TEACHINGS OF KIRPAL SINGH, The Complete Set of Five Books Combined in One Volume)






Baba Somanath Ji, Excerpted from, The State of Sehaj (The Natural Path)

 

Baba Somanath Ji, Excerpted from, The State of Sehaj (The Natural Path)



Image: Baba Somanath, The Satguru of Baba Ram Singh. The Satguru of Baba Somanath was Hazur Baba Sawan Singh


“With their mouths, all the people in the world are repeating his name. They say, ‘Ram, Ram’ or ‘Hari Krishan,’ ‘Gobind, Gobind,’ – these all are names of the Lord, so everyone is repeating these names. But unless you repeat the real Naam of the Lord in your heart, it is impossible to meet the Lord. It is as if you play a record which has bhajans of the Lord on it; it will go on playing and playing but the machine does not know what bhajan it is playing, and it is not going to do any good for you. In the same way no matter how much we say with our mouths it is not going to work; unless our heart is connected with our mouth we cannot achieve anything. Even if we go on repeating the name ‘Ram, Ram,’ for a hundred years, still we are not going to get anything. Rare are those who do the Simran of Naam in their heart. 


“Now those who have manifested Naam within themselves have also achieved liberation. So that is why he says here, ‘Unless you connect yourself within, God Almighty is far away from you.’ (verse from Guru Amardev Ji, Third Sikh Guru) You have a mouth and also a heart, but unless you connect your heart and mouth and do the Simran with your heart you are far away from Him.” (Baba Somanath)


I make my request before the perfect Guru;

Somanath bows down, folding both his hands: “Take the souls beyond the domain of the mind.”

Otherwise, who knows what the mind may do and when it may attack.

In the blink of an eye it soars from the nether worlds to Mount Meru, the peak of Brahmand.

Who can say what byways it may frequent or where it may lure the unwary.


There is only one way to kill the mind; fix your contemplation in Satguru’s lotus feet.

Day and night go on repeating the True Name; take hold of the kernel and cast aside the chaff.

Attach your consciousness to the All-Conscious, Primal Sound Current.


— From the Bhajan (Hymn) of Baba Somanath: Mana Ki Gati Agama Apaaraa


Bhakatana aage binati mori, name Somanaatha dou kar jori

Kisa bele yeha mana kyaa kari; pala me pataala meru shikhari

Kisa raaste bhaagaa, kaune thauraa.


Eka upaaya te mana ko maare; charana dhyaana sataguru ke dhaare

Sata Naama japa nitya uchaare; tat grahana kara chorde asaare

Chitta se cheta lago dhuna saaraa.








Inner Sound Meditation is A Required Course, Not An Elective One, in Sant Mat – Spiritual Awakening Radio Podcast


Inner Sound Meditation is A Required Course, Not An Elective One, in Sant Mat – Spiritual Awakening Radio Podcast



Forget Not the Way of the Sound Current


Initiation In Earlier Times… and Now


Swami Ji Maharaj Opened the Floodgates of Initiation


Thanks to the innovations of Guru Arjan Dev, Sant Dariya Sahib of Bihar, Sant Tulsi Sahib of Hathras, and Soamiji Maharaj of Agra, the Path of Initiation into Inner Light and Sound Meditation (Surat Shabd Yoga) has gradually become progressively more and more available to an ever-growing percentage of humanity. “Satsang shall spread far and wide in future.” (Last Words of Soamiji Maharaj) “After Swami Ji Maharaj, the floodgates of initiation opened up and many people would be able to get the initiation.” (Baba Ram Singh) And the Sant Mat spiritual classic and scripture known as the Anurag Sagar (Kabir’s Ocean of Love) predicts that as this Kali Yuga age continues to unfold, the Path of the Masters will be far more well-known and followed than it is at present. But at every step and in each generation of time, Masters have had to intervene and reboot the Path whenever it begins to go off course, “falls into the mouth of Kal”, the negative power, the gnostic demiurge or false god, in other words, eaten by illusion, eaten by time. Soamiji Maharaj of Agra once said of spiritual paths: “Without Bhakti [love], they are all hollow and sham, outer husks without a kernel.” It is the inner “kernel” or “seed” of Life we’re really after, not developing attachments to institutions or organizations, or going through the motions of holidays, traditions, and rituals, well within the confines of the grinding wheel of fate and transmigration.


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One issue with the old Sant Panths of past centuries has been, they divided initiation (deeskha) into two parts: the first initiation into Simran of Sacred Names and Light, the second into the Sound Current. All well and good if practiced, but… if most never get to apply for the Sound initiation, that’s a problem. That’s a spiritual crisis, if almost nobody receives the initiation into the Sound Current. Eventually, over the course of time, the Way of the Sound Current becomes only the experience of a handful of devotees. In some paths, knowledge of the Sound Current, the Word, the Logos, has been lost altogether. The Masters have always taught that the Path of the Sound Current, the Audible Life Stream, the Shabda, the Naam, is intended for all the true disciples, is a required practice for all, and not an elective practice only for some small minority. Maharshi Mehi said: “Surat Shabda Yoga is the practice of transcending the mind and entering the level beyond the mind, that is, the level of Oneness. The vehicle for this inward journey is Sound. The way to employ Sound and to understand its use is the practical application of Surat Shabda Yoga. This is also known as Nadanusandhana. Surat Shabda Yoga as a means to attain the Unbounded State is an integral and indispensable aspect of the Sant Mat tradition. Any tradition devoid of this essential aspect is not true Sant Mat.” (Philosophy of Liberation) So Satgurus such as Sant Tulsi Sahib, Soamiji Maharaj, and Sant Darya Sahib of Bihar would incarnate and reboot the spiritual Path here in this material realm (Pinda Desh), the Ocean of Samsara (World of Changes), so that souls would continue to make spiritual progress following a Living Path of Moksha (liberation, salvation) free of the outer husks of rites, rituals, and earthbound traditions dominated by maya (illusion). “As long as the discipline of the Sound Current is preserved unadulterated, the line of succession will truly continue. But when it is mixed with outer rituals and display of external garbs, My Sound Current will part company. My Divine essence will depart, and the souls will go into the mouth of Kal. I shall then come to this world, and shall proclaim the teaching of the Sound Current again. Proclaiming the teaching, I shall found the line of succession. And emancipating the souls, I shall take them to my Abode. For aeons I have been coming, and imparting the teaching of the true Sound Current.” (Sant Dariya Sahib, sounding here more like the cosmic figure of Kabir, Adi Guru of Sant Mat)


“I will make the souls firm in the Shabda of the Gracious Forgiver, Sat Purush. Such souls will be Sahaj [on a natural Path]: pure and content. They will do the devotion of the soul, and they will be the abode of pure qualities. By doing the Simran of Sat Purush they will sing the praise of the Immovable Naam. I will send the souls to Sat Lok… Spreading the Nectar of Naam I will awaken the souls. O Dharam Rai [negative power], listen carefully. I will humble your arrogance. By doing the practice of devotion, they will get the passport and I will connect them with the Naam of Sat Purush. The Negative Power can’t come near such a soul, and he will bow down to them when he sees their union with Sat Purush.” (Anurag Sagar, Kabir’s Ocean of Love)


In Divine Light and Sound, Sat Naam Saheb,

James Bean

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Only the LIVING PRESENT is Ours – The Teachings of Sant Kirpal Singh – Podcast

 


Only the LIVING PRESENT is Ours – The Teachings of Sant Kirpal Singh



“As there are landmarks on earth, so there are landmarks in Time. The past and future are like sealed books to us: the one is in the limbo of oblivion, while the other is in the womb of uncertainty. It is only the LIVING PRESENT that is ours, and we must make the best use of it, ere it slips away through the fingers and is lost forever. Human birth is a great privilege and offers us a golden opportunity. It is for us to make or mar the same, for it is given to each individual to forge his or her own destiny as best he may.” (Kirpal Singh, Standing at the Crossroads of Time)


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Kirpal Singh was a spiritual master, prolific writer, publishing scores of books over the years, quoting from most every world scripture, mystic, poet, philosopher, and great master that has ever existed spanning the centuries, very much embodying this same curiosity and inclusive universal spirituality we find present in the teachings of the masters of each generation, of each century.


For those spiritual seekers desiring to be introduced to an advanced school of mysticism and spirituality like Sant Mat, the numerous writings of Sant Kirpal Singh that have been published in English will be extremely helpful.


“Human birth is the highest rung of all creation. It is really a rare blessing which you have got. This has been given to you for attaining Divine Realization and spiritual Perfection. It is a supreme opportunity for striving and obtaining a sublime experience of All-Consciousness. It is to be utilized for this great purpose. The various religions and faiths are so many methods evolved for fulfilling this great purpose of human life. This is the one common basis of all religions. You have been put on the way and given a conscious contact with God-Power residing within you. You have to develop it by regular practice from day to day. To attain this Goal purify your nature by living a good life. Manifest truth, purity, love, selflessness and righteousness in your life and activity. Give up all hatred, eradicate egoism and anger. Eschew violence, pledge yourself to love, sincerity, humility, forgiveness and non-violence. Abandon war. Abandon lust for Power. Fill thy heart with compassion, mercy and universal love. Let the Law of Love prevail amongst you, which should be radiated to all nations and races. Let true religion of heart be the ruling factor of your lives. Love God, Love all, serve all and have respect for all as God is immanent in every form. Preach the Gospel of Oneness. Spread the message of Oneness and live a life of Oneness. There will be peace on earth. This is the mission of my life and I pray it may be fulfilled.” (Kirpal Singh)


Today on this Sant Mat Satsang Podcast edition of Spiritual Awakening Radio, the wisdom, writings, and meditation instructions of Sant Kirpal Singh.


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James Bean

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