Adhya orders her three Sons to create
The four Kinds of created Beings
Then their mother said this:
"All three of you: create the universe!"
She created the egg-born, Brahma created the womb-born, Vishnu created the moisture-born, and Shiva developed the seed-born; eighty-four lakhs of species were created, and the earth was made half water, half land. In the seed-born is one element; the moisture-born has two; the egg-born has three elements and the womb-born four. In the human beings are five elements, and the three gunas beautify them.
Brahma comes to know about the Formless by reading the Vedas
Then Brahma read the Vedas, and reading them, he felt love.
The Vedas say,
"There is but one 'Sat Purush', he is Nirankar and doesn’t have any form. He is seen in the form of light in the plane of void consciousness, and he cannot be seen with the physical body. His head is in the heavens and his feet lie in the world below."
Finding this out, Brahma got intoxicated.
He told Vishnu:
"The Vedas have told me about the 'Original Person.' "
Then he told Shiva that the gist of the Vedas is that there is one 'Sat Purush,'
– "The Vedas say, there is one 'Sat Purush,' but we don’t know his secret."
Kabir said to Dharam Das:
Then Brahma came to his mother. Saluting her, he touched her feet.
"Oh mother, the Vedas have told me that there is another creator!"
"Listen, my mother! Tell me – who is your husband? Shower grace on me and don’t hide this from me: where is our father?"
His mother said,
"Listen Brahma, you don’t have any father; everything is created from me; I have nourished the whole creation."
"Mother, listen carefully: the Vedas have reached the conclusion that there is one 'Purush' who is in hidden form."
"Listen, my son Brahma: there is no other creator but me. I have created the three worlds, and I alone have created the seven oceans.
Brahma said to Adhya:
"I believe you, that you have done all this: but why did you hide this before? The Vedas say that there is one Alakh Niranjan 'Sat Purush' – if you are the creator, why didn’t you think of this before? – You made the Vedas: why did you mention the Alakh Niranjan in them as the creator?
– If you created everything by yourself, then, mother, why didn’t you write that in the Vedas? Don’t play tricks with me, tell me the truth."
When Brahma showed his stubbornness, Adhya considered what to do.
Kabir continued and said to Dharam Das:
"How do I make him understand? He doesn’t believe me. If I tell him about Niranjan, how is he going to accept it? Moreover Niranjan has told me that no one can have his darshan. If I tell him he is invisible, how do I make him see him?"
Thinking carefully, she told her son,
"Alakh Niranjan doesn’t give his darshan."
"Tell me where he is, and don’t worry about pros and cons. I don’t believe your words; I don’t like this business. First you want to delude me, now you say, 'He doesn’t give darshan, so you won’t have darshan.' Don’t say useless things like this. Give me his darshan right now. I no longer rely on you. Clear up my doubts – don’t delay for a moment."
His mother said,
"Listen Brahma! I am telling you the truth. His head is in the seventh heaven and his feet are in the seventh world below. If you desire his darshan, take a flower in your hand and go bow your head to him."
Hearing this Brahma turned towards the earth, with his head down.
His mother thought,
"He doesn’t obey me – the Vedas have taught him this, but he won’t be able to have his darshan."
"Listen, my child: Alakh Niranjan is your father. But dear son, you will never have his darshan; I say this with full understanding."
Hearing this, Brahma was disturbed. In his mind dwelt the determination to have his father’s darshan. Bowing his head to his mother, he decided that only after having the darshan of his father would he return. At once he started moving towards the north, rapidly. Vishnu headed for the world below; he also wanted the darshan of his father. But Mahesh didn’t let his attention waver. He didn’t utter a word; he just kept serving his mother. Shiva Ji didn’t worry. He kept his attention on his mother’s service. Many days passed while the mother worried about her children.
Vishnu’s return from his unsuccessful Search
First Vishnu returned to his mother and told her his story:
"I didn’t see my father’s feet. With the fire of Shesh Nag’s poison my body became black. I became upset over this and came back. I didn’t have my father’s darshan."
Hearing this, Adhya was very pleased. Lovingly she called Vishnu near her and caressed him.
She kissed him and keeping her hand on his head in blessing, she said,
"My son, you have told me the truth."
Dharam Das said to Kabir:
My doubt has been cleared; oh my Lord, tell me now about Brahma. Did he have the darshan of his father’s head or did he also come back disappointed?
– You have told me the story of the day when Brahma went to see his father. Did he meet his father or not? Did he have his darshan or not? Oh my Satguru, tell me all this, explaining them one by one to me. Understanding me as Your servant, throw light on this matter. Don’t hide anything from me. My Lord, I am Your servant, please make my birth successful: tell me what happened afterwards.
Create the universe: Now that Kal has disappeared, Adhya, worshipped by the Hindus as Kali, Durga or Maya – and often called the 'divine mother' –, is responsible for the further creation which begins now, but is not finished for aeons; the following events take place during the creation process.
Eighty-four lakhs of species: Lakh is an Indian numeral and equals 100,000. (See the illustration 'Lakh' in the subchapter 'How Vishnu turned black.') Thus eighty-four lakhs equal 8,400,000. This is the number of species available for the Soul to incarnate in.
In 2011 American and British scientists of the international project 'Census of Marine Life' found out there must be 8,7 million species worldwide. That was reported in the scientific journal 'PloS Biology.' By a new method of pedigree analysis former appraisals could be constricted by the scientists. It still remains an appraisal deviating from the actual number by 300,000. Nevertheless scientists are approaching Truth.
The actual number of 8,400,000 also includes several astral or non-physical entities. This is the origin of the famous expression 'The Wheel of Eighty-Four.' The Soul rises up through the entire series of possibilities from minerals and plants to the body of a human being; if she misuses her human birth, she will begin the descent back down to the bottom, from which she may rise again.
The 8,400,000 species have been created, because man did not accept Shabd. (See the heading 'Why the eighty-four Lakhs Births were made?' in the subchapter 'Recognition of the Souls from four Kinds of Creation.') Religions often explain the opposite. They allege that these 8,400,000 species – in the sense of a gradual rise – were made in order to bring the Soul forward. However, this is only true from the point of view of the fallen Soul because in the beginning, the Souls had had the human form. Not until they were fallen, they had to incarnate into the non-human life-forms which have been created especially for this purpose.
In this connection the lower forms of life do only serve the purpose of reducing the created karma from the storehouse of Sanchit Karma. Therefore, animals cannot create any new karma. Even when for instance a cat eats a mouse she does not create new karma. She merely reduces – as well as the mouse – her present karma.
Man, however, usally can not live without creating new karma – Kriyaman. Only he who has received Naam can escape this snare. For this, the Spiritual Diary is meant.
See also 'The Mystery of Death' and 'The Wheel of Life,' by Kirpal Singh, 1894–1974.
Sat Purush: Indeed it is the name of 'Sat Purush' which is used, but it is Kal who is meant here; in the Vedas, this is described in that way with the intention of concealing the True Sat Purush, and therefore it is a part of the illusion created by Kal.
His head is in the heavens: In the Old Testament, God says:
Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool.
Alakh Niranjan: 'The invisible Niranjan.' Here used as a name for Kal in his invisible form of existence. Alakh means: that which is not seen.
Kirpal Singh once mentioned that Kal comes to Him every day complaining about the grievances induced by men. As He was asked, in which form Kal appears, He replied analogously:
It is no form, but a power.
Mahesh: Shiva – the archangel Dschibril – Gabriel in the Islamic, Christian and Jewish tradition. (See also the subsection 'Mahesh' in the illustration to 'In the Beginning.')