The Master’s American Tour

Southwick, Sussex, England, 9th October 1955

The last report of the tour was sent up to 20th September, 1955, so to continue from there, Maharaj Ji, the Esteemed and Beloved Master of all, sends His blessings and Divine Love to you and to all His loved ones. Every day brings Him nearer to you. On the 2nd October the American tour was finished and He left that day for England. On the 15th He will leave England for Germany and so by the beginning of November, He will be amidst you all – that indeed will be the blessed day for India, though some might know it or not, but it will be so.

21st September. Maharaj Ji gave no meditation sittings this morning and spent the day sorting out and sending replies to the letters, which had accumulated since His absence from Washington, D.C.

In the evening there was no formal talk, but the initiates in Washington gathered together in the living room of 1516 Spring Place NW where Master was staying, and waited impatiently for Him to put in appearance. When He came, it can only be said He had come, for no word can express the joy and uplifting of the spirits when you are in front of Him – it can only be experienced. After He had seated Himself all surrounded Him. Everyone as usual wanted to sit the closest to Him. In whichever face you looked you saw Love pouring out. If there is any Kingdom of God then it must be like this with He sitting with all His loved ones around Him and everyone feeling like an overjoyed King.

For did not the Lord look at Him, saying He was the only one He loved?

So each and everyone feels and gets all that he wants and more when in His presence. What must be the state of those who are constantly with His True Self in the Inner World?

22nd September. Again the Master spent most of His time with finishing up the pile of letters and with giving interviews. In the evening He gave an explanatory talk on the Hymn of Kabir.

23rd September. In the morning meditation today an old man, who has been in search for a long time, came from Nashville. He had a wonderful experience and saw the Master in Light. In the evening talk Master took Guru Nanak’s hymn and explained each and every word so beautifully that it left a lasting impression on all the hearers.

24th September. Many came for morning meditation and all had experience. This evening the Master was invited by the head of the Theosophical Society to give a talk at their place. Master explained the two vidyas – Para and Apara –, and gave a talk in detail on them.

25th September. A fairly big hall was reserved for the Master at the Unitarian Church, 16th Harvard Street N.W. to address the ‘comparative religions class’ from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. He gave a talk on ‘How to realise God’. He said it was impossible to grasp the Truth, which we call God by the organs of the sense or by intellect. God, He said, can only be realised after you realised yourself and that can only be done by coming above this illusive body in all consciousness through opening of the Inner Eye and getting contact with the beyond. It was of course the most beautiful talk ever heard. What else when the Master speaks? The church goers had never heard the like before and so were deeply impressed.

Though the Director in charge was overjoyed to have had the good fortune of hearing the Master, but he went on apologising for not foreseeing that such a large crowd would come to hear the Master for the hall was packed. Some were squeezed in shoulder to shoulder and many even had to stand in the lobby to hear Him.

After the talk the Director expressed his thanks and wanted to know if the Master had some literature on the subject. He was given ‘Man, know thyself’. He took several more copies. He said many members of the class are in search of the Truth. They come from various countries and he would like to give a copy to each one.

In the evening Maharaj Ji gave a talk on the social religions and the Inner Aspect of religions, which when brought down to the basic facts, is one to all mankind, matters not if they come from East or West. This talk He gave from the pulpit of the Clarendon Methodist Church, 6th and North Irving Streets, Arlington, Virginia. The Church, realising the honour the Master was going to bestow on them by speaking there, has given out beautiful printed bulletins announcing the date and time for the Master’s talk and on the cover they had printed ‘A rare Chance to hear a Rare Man’ and they gave His name as ‘Singh Ji Maharaj from India’. It is a big church with a very big hall but it did not seem so very big seats were taken, for the minister had a full hall for a change.

After the talk the Master was led to another room where lots of people were waiting Him, so He had a talk with them there for an hour and answered many searching questions which even ministers of the churches could not reply to from the Bible, but for Master it was like child’s play and it did not take Him long to answer and satisfy them one by one.

26th September. In the morning initiation was given to four. All had good experience. One saw the Master in Radiant Form. Today is a sad day for all His loved ones. When they gathered in the living room all were trying hard not to let the tears come out. Then the Master came and many could not control themselves, so burst out crying, by the time the Master finished His farewell talk all had handkerchiefs out and were blowing their noses – even the Master had tears in the eyes for it was hard for Him to see the suffering of the oncoming loneliness which was showing so plainly on everyone’s face. While closing the eyes Mr Emil saw Master Sawan Singh hugging the Master and saying that He had done excellent work in the USA.

27th September. Left Washington by Eastern Air Lines at 7:15 a.m. Nearly all initiates in Washington came to see Him off.

Seeing their tears Master in all seeming innocence says

This is a pathetic scene.

What else could it be? He had, as if cut their hearts out with a blunt knife and was taking their hearts away with Him. The pain of the separation and the bewildering emptiness awaiting them after His departure was ‘pathetic’. Landed at Boston Airport at 1:30 p.m. where Baron Frery von Blomberg and Mrs Hickie were waiting to receive Him. The Baron took the Master in car and the rest of the party followed in another car to Brunswick Hotel where a suite of rooms were taken for the Master and separate rooms for the party. A Paul Twitchell and Annie Trussel, new initiates, had accompanied the Master from Washington.

At 3 p.m. a reception was given to the Master at the Baron’s House where several heads of important movements and many officials, consulates of Germany, Sweden and other countries, heads of business centres and many other important people were present. There were three representatives of leading papers, photographs were taken by press reporters. Here were over one hundred different groups formed in Boston all striving to realise the Truth, nearly fifty or more heads of these sort of groups were present with many other seekers after the Truth at the Metaphysical Club, 739 Boylston Street to hear the Master at 7:30 p.m.

Master gave a lovely talk on ‘Self-Realisation.’ He also said that as each and every one of us are striving to reach the same goal, that is God, so because of that we should learn to sit together on a common ground and work for the cause of God by becoming one in His name. The President of the Club, Mos W. Lynde, introduced the Master in glowing terms.

28th September. The Baron had mad arrangements for the Master to be on the television, so this morning the Master appeared on the TV and looked beautiful. After coming back from the TV station Master gave initiation to the Baron and Mrs Hickie in His room. The Baron saw strong Light and Mrs Hickie blue sky and yellow Light and both of them heard the Sound of bells.

In the evening the Master gave a talk in a large hall in a hotel. Many heads of the Spiritual Groups came again to hear Him. Master said that there are many false masters in the world. The world is full of them, so beware of them. Then He told them how even He, Himself as a seeker, was afraid of coming under the influence of an ‘Imposter’. He said He used to pray to God with tears to lead Him to Someone Who was a Real and True Master and with eyes shining and His Beloved and Beautiful Face glowing with pride for His Sawan, He said, I was led to such a One! Then He told how Baba Sawan Singh Ji used to come to Him seven years before He actually came face to face with Him physically. Then He gave a brief talk on how you can come above the body consciousness.

After the talk Mrs Hickie took the Master to her room – where she gives lectures to her group – where nearly forty people were waiting to see the Master, so the next hour was spent by Maharaj Ji answering questions. He amazed everyone by His simpleness and guilelessness. Even without pausing to think He started giving answers to their questions and to their entire satisfaction. This really woke them up.

29th September. In the morning 33 out of those who had questioned Him last night came up for meditation. All had experience except two who were doing breathing exercises. Six saw the Master within. In the afternoon Master visited the Editor of the Atlantic Monthly Magazine, a Mr Edward Weeks, in his office. Master’s talk was so convincing that Mr Weeks straightway wanted some material for publication in his magazine. He was given ‘Man, know thyself’ and ‘Message of the Great Master and His Ashram’. This evening He gave a talk on ‘The Higher Values of Life.’

30th September. This morning 35 came for meditation. All had first-hand wonderful experiences. At 9 a.m. Master and His party left for Endicott Junior College, where He was asked to give a talk to the girl students there. It was a beautiful sight 45 or more girls, sitting cross-legged or with legs folded under them, on the ground and many teachers of the College and many others sitting on chairs around them, and the Master. He was standing in front of them, looking down at each one of them and smiling, His wonderful smile which melts the icicles around dead hearts and brings them back to the warmth of life. He told them that they were the budding hopes of the future. On them, He said, depended the morality and greatness of Love which should come now to the world to uplift it from the immorality which is spreading like a fire and consuming all that is good and pure. He gave a beautiful talk on Love.

Then He said,

I will tell you some ways which if practised and adopted will enable you to achieve wonderful progress in your educational attainments.

The first is – be cautious like a crow, always on the watch, train your eyes and senses to be so sensitively alive that even before a bad thought or company is thrust upon you, you should sense it like crow who flies away to safety even before the hand is lifted to throw the stone at him – so should you be sub-consciously ever on your guard to fly away before any harm is done to you.

The second is, be like a king-fisher, so trained that seemingly passing your time in all affairs of life, but always dexterously prepared to pick up all the good that comes in your way before it is too late and slips past you. Be as quick as the king-fisher who seems to be the laziest bird, but yet is so alert that the fish who comes to take a breath of air, does not get time to even open its mouth, before it is swallowed by the bird.

The third is sleep like a dog.

This remark brought spontaneous laughter from the girl students, and Master with a twinkle in His eye laughed softly with them. Then repeated

Yes, have sleep like a dog, always wide awake like him even in sleep, train your body to sleep and rest whilst you are wide-awake, so that you may get up and be active for any kind of work straightaway and not snore away your valuable time in quiet oblivion.

Fourth is, you should be careful about your diet and take only that which is necessary for your system, for food is made for man to make the best use of it and remember always that man was not made for eating only. Whatever food is digested gives strength and the surplus, not digested, creates disease and makes you dull and lethargic.

Fifth is to be of good character, have a clean and chaste life in word, deed and thought, for chastity is life and sexuality is death. Those qualifications will ensure success as a student.

After the talk all the students brought out paper and pens for Master’s autographs. All seemed very excited and thrilled to see and hear a Living Master. After that the Master was taken to the Baron’s Summer House, 75 miles from Boston to escort the Master up to New Hampshire. At the Baron’s house more than a hundred came to pay their respects to the Master, the Governor of New Hampshire and the Ex-Governor and many heads of departments and churches and the topmost gentry of Boston were all present there. The Master spoke a few words to them and then the press people came and took a lot of photographs and a television man came too who took a movie film of the Master to be shown on the TV. The Master could not stay very long there for He was to talk at the hall in Brunswick at 7.30 p.m. so left the Baron’s house at 6 p.m. In the evening He gave a talk on the temple of God which He said is the man-body itself, a True Temple is not that which is built of stone and mortar, but a True Temple is this in which God resides and you reside. Then He spoke of the Kingdom of God and of the opening of the Inner Eye.

He said

You should learn to die whilst living, then only can you say your coming to this world in a human form has been of some value to you yourself.

1st October. 60 people came for meditation and all had wonderful experiences. In the afternoon Governor of East Germany came to see the Master and the representative of the Pope in USA, a Roman Catholic Bishop came over too. The former wanted to know the programme of the Master in Germany. This evening the farewell talk which Master gave was too touching and cannot be put in words. It can only be experienced, but you all in India have been through it, so can understand, but for you all the thought that He will be back in five of six months was a thought of great consolation in itself.

But for these poor people when Master said

Might be soon or might be in a few years, if God be willing I might come again to America.

This ‘might’ that He put in His promise of coming back to them dealt a mighty knock on their poor hearts and senses. Master’s followers from all over America had come by air or road to be with Him till the last minute of His stay in the States, and all were there at the meeting all with tears streaming down their cheeks. And what can be written of the Master tonight. He looked so beautiful that radiation of His greatness shone tonight like blinding Light. So much Love did He show as if He was taking everyone into His embrace and squeezing the very life out and leaving the body numb and forgotten.

Mr and Mrs T.S. Khanna had also come from Washington. This was the only time when they could not accompany the Master on the tour and was due to not getting any further leave. Their Love and devotion to the Master and the cause was really great. Mr Khanna used to work from morning till late in the night, many used to get retired and go off home to sleep, but Khanna was always by the side of the Master and always smiling. His faith in the Master is great too. Many have insulted him and been very rude to him, but he with his usual smile used to just say

This is a test, but my Master is great and all Love. He will not let any harm come near me.

So it is, so it always will be for his Master is really great. Here I take the liberty of thanking him from the people of India and all over the world for his Great Love and Faith, and for his selfless devotion and the way he worked tirelessly by the side of the Master day by day and night by night, making the Master’s stay comfortable and taking most of the work off His hands.

2nd October. 19 were initiated today. All had experience. One saw Christ, one saw Buddha and six saw the Master in Radiant Form. At 3 p.m. the Master and large number of followers left for the airport. Baron von Blomberg also came to see Him off. At 5 p.m. Master’s plane – He flew in a Pan American Airways plane – took off. The last that was seen of the real America was the tears that flowed down for the Love of God, and the last sounds were the sobs which came out of the True Seekers’ hearts. May He be with them in this, their greatest plight in misery.

But as once the Master said,

A Master is like a potter who moulds and turns and slaps down his hands on the clay, and then turns it round and round to bring it to shape, but always does he keep one hand under the pot he is making, so that it should not crack, so it is with them.

3rd October. Reached London at 10 a.m. where Joseph Busby, Mrs Eleanor Upton and many others came to receive the Master at the airport. From the airport Master went straight to Sussex to Mrs Upton’s house where He is putting up for His stay in England. In the evening some of Mr Busby’s group came up to see the Master. Joseph Busby is the Editor of the widely known paper, ‘The Voice’.

4th October. In the morning initiation was given to Joseph Busby, Eleanor Upton and the wife of Sumpuren Chib. Three people from Birmingham came up and sat for meditation too. Mr Busby has fixed two times for interviews, one at 3:30 p.m. and the other at 7:30 p.m. Both the times Master gave talks on the Inner Path and explained the positive and negative powers and their workings.

5th October. This morning some people from the press came to interview the Master and took some photographs. Then Master spent some time sorting letters. At 3 p.m. a Bishop came to see the Master and a few others. He answered many questions and explained the difference between an ecstasy feeling and actually seeing, and how prayer is done and how effective it is when we can pray in the right way – that is why even the Masters Who are Conscious Co-Workers pray to God for the good of the people under His will.

Then He explained how bad can be the psychic influence and how different is the first-hand experience of the beyond and what are the conscious contacts.

He gave another talk at 8 p.m. on the ‘Love of God and Love of Man’ and threw light on the outer aspects of social religions and the Ultimate Goal of them being God. Various searching questions were answered by the Master.

Berlin-Wilmersdorf (Germany) 18th October 1955.

The last report of Maharaj Ji’s tour was sent on the 6th October 1955, giving you news up to the 5th but as will be seen from the above address He is today in Germany, but to go back to Sussex, England, where He was staying at 8, Walting Road, Southwick.

6th. This morning at the meditation Mrs Upton had a wonderful experience, she saw the Master and His Master, Baba Sawan Singh together and both, she said, were looking at each other and laughing.

At 3:30 p.m. He gave a talk in the sitting room, on Karma Philosophy. In the evening at 7:30 p.m. the Master gave another talk on the work of the Masters and the Values of Life.

7th. The whole of the morning and afternoon Master spent opening letters and writing replies to them. 3 p.m. this afternoon Joseph Busby invited a selected group of people to hear the Master, He gave them a talk on the ‘Kingdom of God’ and the ‘Inner Man’ and the True Life which should be realised and lived.

The evening talk at 7.30 p.m. was given as to how an initiated person ends his birth and death on this earth, after that various searching, important and intricate questions were put to the Master, which only a Master could answer, and He did, to their entire satisfaction.

8th October. The morning was spent by the Master with the correspondence and giving interviews. At 3 p.m. a talk was given on all Holy Scriptures. Master said that all searchers of the Truth and all Realised Souls have put down in these Holy Books that the Highest Aim of Life is to see God. If all have said that, then there is no doubt that this must be and is the highest of all aims. But to achieve this first and foremost thing is to meet a Master of this great science – a man Who has realised Himself and realised God.

He explained the use of the past Masters as well as the present ones. The scriptures left by the past Masters contain the experiences They had with themselves and with God. Reading these books creates an interest in man for Spirituality and so they are great helping factors. But the need of the present Master is more important, for without a Living Master you cannot learn the art of transcending the body. He is the only One Who can give you a first-hand experience. There are Masters and masters, most of them can tell you only how to perform certain rituals and ceremonies and how to say your prayers, they can only give you what they have been able to master through the outward observations but the Kingdom of God cannot be reached by these sort of observations and ceremonies, for that lies within you. The teaching of the Master of the science of the soul starts when He brings His disciple up and above the body consciousness and by opening of the Inner Eye and the Inner Ear to see the Light of God and to hear the Sound of God. He connects him with the lowest link of Light and the Voice of God through which the lost soul finds his way back to the True Home of his Father. He is a True Master Who from the very first day initiates you to the beyond and then step by step helps you and guides you up and does not leave you till He has taken you to the True Home.

9th October. – Sixteen men and women were initiated by the Gracious Master this morning and all had experience, two saw the Master and His Master, one asked Maharaj Ji why He looked so very happy when he saw Him inside?

Maharaj Ji looked surprised, He said,

Need you ask why? Well, did not you see me standing with my Master? – that is why.

At 2 p.m. the Master left for London, which is 53 miles from Sussex and gave a talk, a very impressive one, at a Mr Ahluwalia’s house, these three hymns were explained: 1) ‘Jag piari kahe ko sowey,’ 2) ‘Soch samajh abhimani,’ 3) ‘Hansni chhano doodh aur pani.’

10th October. – The Master’s power is great, though outwardly was not a single man in England initiated by Him to spread His message to the people in England, but just by reading about Him through the ‘Voice’, people have started coming in to see Him from hundreds of miles and for initiation, so Master has been busy giving interviews to those who have travelled far to see Him.

This afternoon at 3 p.m. the Master gave a beautiful talk on Love. He said it is written in the Bible and in all other Holy Books too, to

love thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul and with all thy mind,

this He said could only arise when you can receive a spark of Love radiated to you from somebody who is a lover of God, here Master explained that a True Lover of God is he who has seen God and through Love realised Him and loved Him so completely that he became One with Him – God is, He said, Love, the soul is also Love but a Godman is Love personified being in contact with God, so to be able to love God one has to love a Godman first, with all his heart, mind and soul, this is the only and the nearest approach to God a man can have on this planet, if you become One with I, the Godman, then it is as if you had become One with God, as St Paul said,

It is I, not now I, but Christ lives in me.

When you become One with Godman then naturally God reflects in you. For the Love of God we love all Holy Scriptures as these contain the words of wisdom given out by the Godmen, certain places They visited or lived in became holy and we started worshipping them, we build temples in remembrances of Them, for these temples, because of Their Love of God, became the Holy Temples of God; these temples places and books are in memory of the past Masters and hold the works of Them, should have our Love and respect for always, but it is of no use to be just blind fanatics and worship the valuable works of the realised souls, which are in book form, bowing in front of them but not reading them, so that you could know something of that which is the Truth and then after careful study of the scriptures to adopt the ways of Them Who wrote them.

As all Holy Scriptures as you cannot take a step back to God without the help of Those Who know the Way back, so go in search of that One Who had traversed His Way back to God and knows how to lead you there too. But today, unfortunately, we have placed these very Holy Books and places before that on Whose remembrances they were made, they were set up in sweet remembrance of the Lord, but today we have completely forgotten Him and lay more value on the stone, mortar, bricks and paper made by the hand of the man, these were made to remember Him but to Him we have forgotten, God does not reside in the temples etc. made by the hand of man, He resides in the body, the True Temple of God.

What is better of the two,

the Master asked,

a lot of stone, mortar and bricks piled together, which we call a temple, or a Godman in Whom God is apparent?

A Mohammedan Saint tells us that all temples of the Hindus and Muslims are the same and a Godman in Whom God is of course effulgent is better of the two. Master explained in detail how Love is like a fire which consumes all else and only the Beloved remains Who with outstretched arms is waiting for you to take you in His arms and make you One with Him. The main idea behind all religious ceremonies etc. was to create Love in man but they are performing them as gymnastics to bring them nearer to money than God. These sort of ceremonies will lead you nowhere in your search of God.

A Reverend Stubbs, a minister of a Parish, eighty miles from Sussex, drove down with his wife and his daughter to hear the Master and many other seekers of the Truth came over too. One was the representative of the President of the Vegetarian Movement of the World – the next World Conference of this movement is going to be held in Bombay in 1956. Another was a representative of Swami Shiva Nanda, these two had a long interview with the Master, Who explained to them how God can be realised without any imagination, presuppositions or visualisation, through the most natural Sehaj Yoga. One of them asked the Master what is the philosophy of karma and how the effects of karma can be evaded? Master explained that karmas can only be evaded if one becomes selfless and that can only be with the help of a Master Who alone is competent to wind up the whole karmic accounts of the past and teach you how to become selfless by becoming Conscious Co-Worker with the Divine Plan.

He further explained how Masters are made, They are not self made, but are selected as such by God, they are commissioned by God. On further questioning He explained the different functions of the Masters of the positive and negative powers. Showed them the different working of spiritualism and Spirituality, and why spiritualism should be discarded.

At 8 p.m. a talk was given on various yogas and the Master told the audience why Sehaj Yoga is most effective and the most suited for the present age. Upon being asked He took up the subject of the different functions of the masters of the positive and negative power – He gave a talk in detail giving out the difference of the two powers. He said just as a King appoints two high officials and gives them the rank of a viceroy and commander-in-chief, both derive power from the King and are under the King and both represent him, but both have different ways of issuing orders of the King, the viceroy says, ‘In the name of the king, I order ...’ but the commander-in-chief has an entirely different way, he says, ‘I order, that ...’, so it is with the Masters or the Positive Power, the Realised Soul can see God working through them in All-Consciousness, so Their way of working is not only seeing in All-Consciousness, and then working but making others, whoever come to Them, see like They do and step by step making them more and more conscious till they are One with All-Consciousness.

But Master of the Negative Power, though at heart are conscious of deriving power from God, but their functions of working are different, viz. they come to punish the wicked and uphold the righteous and keep the world agoing, they assert in that way. The Master further explained that their way of working does in its own way a lot of good to the world at large, but they would not let the people go out of their pale.

Then He explained how those initiated to the beyond by the Masters of the Positive Power rise above all karma and darkness into freedom and Light, just like, He said, if you have a passport from a civil officer, the military officers in charge will not stop you to go out of the area, so it is with a Master, when He initiates, through that initiation He gives that passport by which no one on the way can question you or stop you on your Way back to God.

11th Oct. Initiation was given today to 15 people, including Reverend Stubbs and his family, and a Bishop from London, all had first-hand experience. In the afternoon at 3 p.m. talk, questions of various nature were put to the Master by the Bishop and others as to what is the fate of those who are initiated, and those not initiated, will those who are initiated ever come back like the non-initiates and many other questions were answered and in so beautiful and simple way that every one felt more than satisfied.

A question on which Master dwelt at length was ‘What is an Immaculate Conception?’ The Master here gave Jesus Christ, Namdev, Rama, Krishna and a few others as good examples who, He said,

is not generally the law of nature, but we will not enter into that at this time. If one can be born that way others can also be born in the same way as has been claimed body the followers of certain Masters.

An immaculate conception may be taken as that when devout and righteous parents live a chaste life for as long as the child is in womb, not only in deed but in thought too, for thoughts of parents effect the child, when in the womb, more than deeds done passionlessly. Such fortunate children when born have a pure, clear and well balanced mind.

Here Master referred to His younger days that when a child was born, He and His brothers and sisters never could fathom out where from had the baby come, but they used to be easily satisfied when told that the midwife had left the baby as a present.

He said,

even up to my own marriage day I never knew what actually marriage meant.

Today people have and are taking up marriage as a machinery of enjoyment, whereas this marriage, in the true sense, is a Holy and Sacred Mission in life where two souls unite together to help each other to realise the higher self and make this marriage bind them together in Truth and


He said,

one of the duties of the parents is also to beget children.

So if married life is lived as is written in the Holy Scriptures, such a married life is no bar to Spirituality.

Another question was put, ‘How are Masters made and how They can be recognised?’ Maharaj Ji said that all Masters are commissioned by God for His great work on this earth, to recognise a Master is not difficult They being Conscious Co-Workers are naturally not after worldly show, as They see that God works through Them They are truly very humble, They live very simple life and on Their own earnings. Though They look like ordinary people They are Kings of all Kings within, as Shamas-i-Tabrez says,

Do not look to the outer appearance, how we look, what we wear, look within us, see what great riches we have got, what great beings we are!

The seekers after Truth are led to His door by God and the Master usually never refuses any of them who are in search in all sincerity. Just like a washerman who generally accepts all the dirty clothes, knowing it is his profession to wash away all dirt and bring out the whiteness of the linen similarly Masters look at the souls within, as it is Their profession to liberate the soul from the bondage of the mind and matter, They too generally never refuse to wash away all the sins for They can see, like a washerman, that the soul is something different to what it appears to be, so They start their washing on it too, till They have brought it to its true colour.

The Masters are all along conscious of God,

Maharaj Ji said,

working or sleeping, They are always conscious of God.

Another man asked ‘Who made God?’ – Master very beautifully put a question to that man,

Can a child ever know how his father was born himself?

He said the wisest thing to do if you want to save yourself is to get out of the house which is being consumed by fire, if when in a burning house you start questioning and investigation as to the cause of the fire, the result will be you with the house will be consumed in that fire even before getting any enlightenment as to your Whats and Hows.

So, He said,

get out of the burning house and then inquire.

To the question as to why we do not remember our past lives and how we can know about it, the Master explained that is was possible only when we can come up to the causal body, there have been instances, He said, where many children have remembered their past lives.

Someone else asked he Master if there was a possibility of One World Religion – He said, because of not really seeing the Truth and having different temperaments it is very nearly impossible that the world can ever have one religion, but it is not only possible, it is a surety that we can have it, only by the opening of the Inner Eye and seeing the Truth with your own eyes we can see we are One in His name. The world is today struggling hard to shake off the delusion it is going in and is trying hard to awaken itself to the Truth and men are coming up feeling the necessity of Unity.

To the statement made by one that the world is awaiting the coming of Messiah – Master said,

Awaiting? But did not Christ say that He will never leave the world even to the end of the world?

Then Master explained that Christ was no particular body, it was That Which was working in Him that made Jesus a Christ and is still in this world, It appears at different poles to give enlightenment to the world.

To ‘Christ came as a World Saviour’, Master said, all Masters come as World Saviours not as saviours of one religion or the other or this country or the other, but They come to save the souls of all the world race.

To the question ‘Can a woman ever become a Saint?’ Master said, this is the science of the soul and souls have no sex, they can come up to realise God just as Indra Mati, etc., did in India. But woman, He said being less externalised go up quicker in the beginning whereas men having many irons in the fire have a difficult time in the beginning to concentrate but later on it is easier for them than woman.

At 8 p.m. meeting, a follower of Yogananda put a question to the Master by which Master had to give a talk on various yogas and explained why Surat Shabd Yoga is the best and easiest for this age.

To the question as to why is it that new people are drawn like iron to the magnet – from hundreds of miles and yet some people living nearby are not even interested. Master said this thing can be explained away easily, say that there is a hen and a duck’s egg is placed under her with lots of other eggs of hen, when the eggs are hatched and the chickens one day go near the pond of water, naturally seeing the water the duck plunges into it. Seeing this the chickens cry out in alarm saying you will drown, so it is when the seekers of the Truth are shown a glimpse of the Truth they leave everything else and plunge headlong into it, whilst the family and friends mostly seekers of the worldly pleasure cry out in sympathy. Moreover, pieces of iron besmeared with mud are not drawn by a magnet, these are drawn only when the mud is, or to be more appropriate, the dust and rust is cleansed away.

12th October. – At 3 p.m. a talk was given and light thrown on many intricate questions. 8 p.m. more questions on the Holy Ghost, God, on ethical life, on cosmic rays and what happens to the initiate when they transcend and go up to higher plane. Master gave a beautiful talk on all these questions and clarified their doubts to their satisfaction, but Master also said that intellectual inferences, feelings and emotions are dangerous things for they are seldom right, so as seeing is considered above all, every seeker of Truth should see for himself if he wants to succeed in reaching God, rather than depend on another person’s version.

Blessed are they whose eyes are opened by a Master.

13th October. – All day Master attended to the correspondence. In the evening He gave a farewell talk to a large gathering, mostly all initiates were present. He told them, that the priceless treasure of experience they had on initiation should be safeguarded and increased day by day till they had reached back to God, He said chastity of not only deed but through thought and word should be kept and Love for all, all anger for the ills done to you should be forgotten and forgiven, for ill feelings against people keep our soul from going upward and our attentions is expanded. If Love and goodwill towards everyone and chastity of thought was adopted then they would be great helping factors to the progress on the way up and regular devotion of time and self discipline will ensure progress. He told them that those who have the commandments and keep up to them, they are really and truly the true ones who really love the Master, these are the ones whom the Father also loves. They have the Master’s Love and He manifests Himself to them so becomes their companion forever consciously. He asked each of them to live up to what they have been told and carry the message far and wide so that the seekers after Truth should again be regenerated with hope that Spirituality or the Kingdom of God can be contacted within.

It is no mere rigmarole but hard and true facts.

Maharaj Ji said that the awakening of the search is coming up, it can be seen in the forms of conferences and religious congresses, but they do not know where to turn to, so it was the duty of all to help others to bring them nearer the Path of the Masters for until life was enthused into them there can be no cementing them to this high task they have taken up for one common cause.

Mr Busby and Mrs Upton as Editor and Manageress of the widely known spiritual paper ‘Voice’ have done great work in their own way; but the time has come when the Master’s work in its true form should be made known to the True Seekers all over the world so He asked Mr Busby and Mrs Upton specially to do their best for all humanity.

Then He looked at the faces around Him so full of sorrow at the idea of bidding their Lord farewell and said that the Master-Power never leaves the initiate it will always be with them, will never leave them.

14th October. – Correspondence attended to nearly the whole day. Master had no talks this evening.