Dharam Rai tries to deceive Gyani – later Kabir – and gets a Part of the secret Knowledge
Dharam Rai said:
"Oh Gyani, tell me the sign of union so that I may recognise the Souls who bear it. I will not come near those who will show me that sign. So give me the sign of Naam, oh Lord. Shower this grace on me."
"If I tell you this sign, you will become the means of suffering for the Souls. I have understood your deception, Kal: you can’t play this trick. Dharam Rai, I am telling you clearly: I have kept the Glory of Naam hidden within me! Go away; leave those who take my Naam. If you try to stop such Souls, oh Kal, you won’t survive!"
Dharam Rai said,
"Go to the world and bring the Souls back with the support of Naam. I won’t come near the Souls who sing your praise. Putting their foot on my head, those who take refuge in you will cross the ocean of life. I was obstinate towards you. Understanding you as my father, I behaved like a child: even if a child makes ten million mistakes, still the father does not take even one mistake to his heart. If the father turns out the son, then who will protect me?"
Dharam Rai got up and bowed, and Gyani came to this world.
Kabir said to Dharam Das:
When I saw that Dharam Rai was afraid I left that place.
Oh wise Dharam Das, then I came to this world.
Gyani meets Brahma
I met the wise one. I told him about the Shabd. He listened with attention and asked many questions about recognising Sat Purush.
Then Niranjan thought,
"My eldest son Brahma is leaving me!"
Niranjan resides in the mind within, so he changed Brahma’s intellect.
"God is formless without any qualities and cannot be restricted. He is in the form of light and lives in the void. The Vedas describe him as the 'Sat Purush' and I accept the Vedas."
Gyani reaches Vishnu
When I saw Brahma firmly believing in Kal, then from there I came to Vishnu. I told the teachings of Sat Purush to Vishnu but, being controlled by Kal, he couldn’t receive my message.
"Who is like me? I have four substances with me: Kama, Artha, Dharma, Moksha; I can give these to anyone I like!"
"Oh Vishnu, listen! Where do you have the Moksha with you? Moksha is beyond the Akshar. When you yourself are not stable, how can you make others stable? Why are you lying and singing your own praise?"
Kabir said to Dharam Das:
Hearing my fearless speech, Vishnu was embarrassed, and in his heart he became afraid for his own self.
Then I went to the world of snakes and I told Shesh Nag this:
"Nobody knows the secret of Sat Purush; everyone has taken refuge in Kal."
Then Shesh Nag said,
"Oh brother, recognise the 'saviour'. He is the only one who will save you from Yama. Whom Brahma, Vishnu and Rudra remember, even the Vedas sing his praise. That 'Purush' is my protector. And only he will protect you as well."
I told him,
"There is another protector. If you believe in me, I can make you meet Him."
But because of his poison, Shesh Nag had a sharp nature. He didn’t take my words to his heart.
Listen, oh lucky wise Dharam Das: then I came into the world. When I came to the mortal world I didn’t see any Jiva of Sat Purush. As all were wearing the garments of Yama, to whom could I have given the teachings? They were believing in him who was ruinous, and no one accepted the words of the Protector. He whom they were remembering was eating them up! Then I remembered the Shabd. Being controlled by attachment, the Jivas did not recognise me. In my heart this thought came:
Finishing the illusion of Kal I should show the real Kal to people. Saving the Souls from Yama I should send them to the Plane of Immortality.
For this reason I am wandering in this world, but no one recognises me. All the Jivas have fallen in the control of Kal and, leaving the Nectar, are taking the poison.
Then I thought, this is not the order of Sat Purush. His orders are,
"Bring back only him who recognises and holds the Shabd with determination."
Oh Dharam Das, what happened afterwards? To you I am describing all that. Brahma, Vishnu, Shambu, Sanak, all of them went in the Void Samadhi.
Then they said to Niranjan,
"Oh Creator, which name should we repeat and on which name should we meditate?"
Everybody is contemplating in the void plane in the same way that the oyster shell contemplates on the raindrop.
Then Niranjan thought of this solution, and from the void cave he spoke in this way:
"Many times the Ra ra was uttered, and ma from the word 'maya.' "
Both words were united, and the name Rama was given to them as they had desired:
All the world was thus involved in the name of Rama, and nobody understood the trap of Kal. In this way the name of Rama was created, Dharam Das: understand this.
Dharam Das said:
Oh Perfect Satguru, by Your sun of knowledge my darkness has gone away. Maya and attachment are dense darkness, from which the Jivas cannot come out. Since You have manifested knowledge to me, recognising the Shabd, my attachment has gone. I am a fortunate one to have You. You have awakened me, the low one. Tell me further: whom did You liberate in Sat Yuga?
So he changed Brahma’s intellect:
If you refuse to understand, then nothing can be done. You will just have to continue paying up for your mistakes. Even the Saints are defeated at this point and say, If you will not listen, what can we do?
On your head, the Negative Power’s orders; that’s why the mind does not obey.
The hand of the Negative Power on your head will not allow the mind to obey you. He will go on increasing the duality to make it more and more difficult and confusing. The negative will not help you to overcome this duality – only the positive can do that. It is a marked difference between the Powers.
One thing I have discovered, my brother; you are dishonourable.
In the end, what can one do if no one wishes to listen and obey? Honour is a noble virtue – what kind of man is this, that has no virtue in him?
Constantly keep the Guru’s company; perhaps one day the mind will agree.
Change your Habits now,
by Kirpal Singh, 1894–1974
(For a more detailed reading of this topic, it is recommended to read the Satsangs 'Oh Mind, listen for once' and 'The Mind replies to the Soul,' which were held by Kirpal Singh and are based on a hymn by Swami Ji.)
Kama, Artha, Dharma, Moksha: The four purusharthas or aims of life in Hindu tradition. It is supposed that one or the other is every man’s goal. Kama means sensual desire and pleasure; Artha means wealth and power; Dharma means living a life according to religion or law; Moksha means ultimate spiritual liberation. As Kabir points out, Vishnu has jurisdiction over the first three, but has not anything to do with Moksha.
Baba Garib Das tells us that the yogins regard Til as 'Kshar,' Sahasdal Kanwal or Sahasrar as 'Akshar' and Trikuti as 'Neh Akshar.' The yogishwars go a step further and starting from Sahasrar, they go into Daswan Dwar while the Saints’ nomenclature in this respect is Trikuti for 'Khsar,' Daswan Dwar for 'Akshar' and Bhanwar Gupha for 'Neh Akshar,' and then the beyond, i.e. Sat Lok. […]
The Crown of Life (First Edition, 1961) –
Part I, Chapter III: II. Hatha Yoga,
by Kirpal Singh, 1894–1974
'Purush': The word 'Purush' is used, but it is Kal, who is meant.
Any Jiva of Sat Purush: Every Jiva-Sohang originates from Sat Purush. But due to the causality of their actions the Souls were so covered that no receptive Jiva was present.
Sanak: Also called Sanaka. Sanak(a), Sanandana, Sanaatana and Sanatkumaara are the four sons of Brahma who wanted them to procreate in the world. They, however, preferred to dwell in devotion. Often, Sanak is mentioned as representative for all four sons of Brahma.
Rama: Ra means 'beyond'; the mantra of Rama is very popular even in 2012. It is supposed to take its votary beyond Maya. But it cannot because it was not created beyond Maya. – It was created by Kal.
The word Rama is also related to a word that means 'vibration' in Sanskrit and is applied to the Sound Current. Of course, the mantra cannot substitute the Sound Current; giving this mantra rather is an alienation in order to divert from the Truth, and so it is one of the tricks of Kal.
Worship of the name of Rama, as it is meant here, furthermore antedates the worship of the avatar Rama, who was an incarnation of Vishnu in the second or Silver Age.
There are three kinds of Ram.
1. The Rama mantra, as Niranjan created it;
2. Lord Rama, the avatar, an incarnation of Vishnu; and
3. Ram Naam, the True Ram, the Sound Principle.
Only the third Ram is adorable and It is indeed adored by the Masters. On the contrary most people in the world generally venerate the first two kinds of Ram.
Kabir goes further and says:
There are four Rams in this world. Three of them pertain to the world; the fourth Ram is the Real One. Dwell upon Him. One Ram lived in the house of Dashrath, one Ram dwells in every heart. One Ram is the creator of this universe. One Ram is distinct from the three attributes.
The first Ram, known as Ram Chandra, was the son of King Dashratha. The second Ram is the mind, which abides in every heart. The third Ram is Kal, the Negative Power, who has created the three worlds or the three attributes. The fourth Ram is different from these and is free from the three attributes. Everyone contemplates on the three worlds, but never does anyone discover the secret of the fourth One.
Gurumat Sidhant – Part II, Chapter I:
Ram Rai – The Lord God or Sat Purush
by Kirpal Singh, 1894 –1974