'Recognition of the Souls from four Kinds of Creation'
Souls from four kinds: Normally a Soul has to cross all forms of beings in the Wheel of Life before she can be born in the human body. But there are exceptions.
Hazur Sawan Singh says in this context:
When a Sant walks on the ground, the land becomes pure and sacred. When He walks over the grass or in walking crushes any worms or insects, they get a man’s body direct, irrespective of the cyclic order and stages of evolution of creation of life on earth in nature’s science. The fruit trees and plants from which the cereal comes which a Sant uses in His diet also get human bodies directly. The tree, a portion of a branch of which the Sant uses as His datan (toothbrush), and the cows who provide milk for the Sants also get man’s body direct. Similarly the mares, etc., Sants ride, the ants or worms whose bodies touch the flowing water in which a Sant bathes, or any flying bird who happens to see the naked portion of the body of a Sant also get the same advantage.
by Kirpal Singh, 1894–1974
Now, at the end of the Kali Yuga, many Souls are initiated, and Kirpal Singh wished them all to become His ambassadors of Truth. The blessings described here will happen to all Souls who come in contact with an initiate through one or the other kind specified above, but only in the degree, as the disciple is connected with the Truth.
This is one reason why it is so important to do all actions – especially eating and drinking – with Simran or by listening to the Sound Current.
Explain the attributes: The descriptions given here are general, not individual, and there are some overlappings between the different types. Normally no particular individual shows all characteristics.
I will tell you about the egg-born: Such Souls who are lucky enough to be born in a human body directly from lower bodies have not yet learned to make use of the freedom of the human body and, hence, misuse it in many ways.
But because they owe their humanity directly to the Master, they are often drawn to Him and even become His disciples. This explains, why Masters often appeal to 'sinners' – 'Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners?' (St Matthew 9:11) – more than to 'higher types,' and why They are so often confronted with misbehaviour and lack of understanding by Their disciples.
Question to Kirpal Singh:
Is initiation predestined or preordained?
Answer by Kirpal Singh:
Yes, it is predestined and preordained in the framework of the Divine Plan that certain souls are to be accepted and initiated by each Master during His ministry and many a time it so happens that those who are ostensibly unworthy are accepted.
Spiritual Elixir (First Edition, 1967) –
Part I: VII. Initiation,
by Kirpal Singh, 1894–1974
Chauka and coconut: Reference to a symbolic ritual described in the Anurag Sagar.
Crooked turbans: They are shallow. Also turbans with one end hanging down.
He removes the effect: The Grace of the Master can overcome the limitations that are caused by the previous body and so the Soul can be liberated.
Signs of the womb-born: These Souls are born as humans as the result of their natural evolution. The last level before man is not the ape – as is often wrongly supposed. Darwin’s teachings have never been proven and will never be proven because the human body has been created by God.
But even the Souls who have got the human birth will waste it, if they do not get Naam.
It is a great blessing to get the human birth, but it is still a much greater blessing to receive Naam.