Excerpts from Letters to Initiates by Huzur Maharaj Rai Saligram

 
 
Excerpts from Letters to Initiates by Huzur Maharaj
 
 
Go on regularly with your [meditation] practice, keeping your mind and senses undisturbed as far as possible; and trust in the mercy of the Supreme Father to grant you strength gradually as you advance. You will progress inward daily.
 
Merciful Radhasoami [The Lord of the Soul] was also pleased to declare that whenever anybody is initiated into the Surat Shabd Marga, his contact is immediately established with Sat Purusha Radhasoami. Hence, Sat Purusha Merciful Radhasoami would continue to shower his grace on everyone who would sincerely perform the practices to some extent with feelings of love and would not indulge in the evil tendencies of his mind as far as possible, i.e. He would gradually make the mind and the spirit of such a devotee ascend higher and higher internally and would protect him from the obstacles put by Maya and Kal.
 
The morning time will be the best for you to practice Bhajan [meditation upon the Sound Current].
 
Go on with your practice as much as you can and the Supreme Father, through His mercy, will gradually help you in the purification of the mind; and the devotional practice will then become easy and pleasant; but this cannot be accomplished soon and therefore patience and trust should be adhered to.
 
If you remember the Supreme Father by practising devotion and by sometimes repeating the Holy Name you will find that Grace won’t forsake you, but on the other hand will always extend its protection to you in all matters.
 
The Supreme Being Radhasoami is our true guide. He is always with us, within us, sees us doing every little bit of internal and external work and helps us in everything good.
 
Faith, worth the name, must be living. It must consist in acquiring an affection, or rather an intense love, for the Supreme Being and an intense desire to approach Him; and this latter we can do in the interior of the body, for the path is within us.
 
Everything depends upon the purity of heart, or in other words, upon the degree of affection each one has for Supreme Father and the extent to which he has cleared his mind of all other affections, or to be more clear, the extent to which one has waived away other or worldly affections and given preference to the most holy love of the Supreme Father.
 
You are quite right in saying that true and sincere love and Bhakti [devotion] are what is required of a practitioner like yourself. It is a stupendous idea and only idea by which true redemption can be effected, but it cannot be the work of a day or a month or a year. For a very long time, i. e, for ages and ages, the mind has, in a manner, become the slave of the senses. Unless the direction of the mind or rather the downward currents emanating from the mind, be taken upward through the mercy and grace of the Sant Sat Guru Radhasoami, it would not be possible to create Bhakti or assimilate Surat with Shabd [the soul’s attention being absorbed with the Sound Current]. You need not be disappointed and you should not lose heart and further, you should bear in mind that when you have been initiated in the Sublime Faith and when you have gone within at the third eye center, be rest assured that you are under the protection of the Supreme Father.
 
— Huzur Maharaj Rai Saligram
 
 
From the Prem Bani Radhasoami of Huzur Maharaj
 
Receive initiation from the Guru in the true secrets of Shabd.
 
Practise the modes of Surat Shabd Yoga with love and affection.
 
Regularly practice Surat Shabd Yoga. Contemplate the Guru’s form.
Behold beautiful scenes and spectacles within.
 
When Radhaswami Dayal [the Merciful Lord of the Soul] is pleased to shower His grace, He will elevate your soul along the Current of Shabd. You will then ascend to your True Home.
 
Listen to the reverberations of Anhad Shabd within you.
 
Radhasoami in His grace and mercy will take you across.
 
Make His holy feet your prop and support.
 
My Beloved Himself is the most munificent Radhaswami. 
I sacrifice myself at His holy feet.
 
Radhasoami, in His grace, has taken me in His arms. 
He has extricated me from Kal’s net.
 
Imparting to me the knowledge of Shabd, 
He has elevated my Surat to higher regions.
 
I heard the sounds of the Bell and the Conch.
 
I saw the Red Sun and then beheld the Moon. 
I heard the melodious sounds of the Flute and the Harp. 
I was delighted to touch the Holy Feet of Radhasoami. 
I have now reached the Highest Abode.
 
Always utter ‘RADHASOAMI’,
the Name of the Merciful Supreme Being.
Then only will mind and Kal become powerless against you.
 
Radhaswami is my most Beloved Lord.
None other than Him comes to mind.
 
I sing praises of Radhasoami again and again
and shall remain at His holy feet ever alert and vigilant.
 
I discard all the evil tendencies of the mind
and enshrine RADHASOAMI Naam in my heart.
 
I sing ‘RADHASOAMI’, ‘RADHASOAMI’,……every moment.
 
 
Perfection Can Only Be Found Within
 
If man takes inspiration from the lives of Saints and knowers of essence and introduces their teachings in his daily life, a phenomenal change will take place in him. He will feel that it is futile to search for perfection in the outer world. Supreme Wisdom, Supreme Bliss will appear within him and the Creator of the Universe will be with Him, yet he will live like an ordinary man. He will be in communion with the Celestial Sound. He will distribute the fruits of his knowledge to all, regardless of caste and creed. You must practice repetition of the Holy Name ‘Radhasoami’ which is the creator and Sustainer of the Universe. When this Name appears within you, the Knowledge of Death and life after Death will be attained by you. The benefits of this higher Knowledge will be immeasurable but there will be no outer manifestation of this. This was the lifestyle of all Saints. This will hold true for all times as long as humanity lasts. Instead of looking for ‘the best of man’ in the outer world, you must practice the spiritual exercises prescribed by the Radhasoami Faith with the aid of the Living Spiritual Master and you will attain perfection within.
 
— A Spiritual Seekers Guide, by Dayal Sahab (Dayalpuri Satsang)

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