1967 Birthday Message
In my Heart I have a Vision
Dear Children of Light
I send my hearty Love and blessings to you – one and all on this my seventy fourth physical birthday.
I am a man (ensouled body) like each one of you. All are men first bearing the badges of one or the other religion. All mankind is one with the same privileges from God – viz. born the same way, having the same construction of their bodies – outer and inner and the same conscious entity (a drop of the Ocean of All-Consciousness) enlivening the body. To be born in a temple is good as it works as casing of the kernel of Truth alive, but to die while concealed in the casing and forgetting the kernel of Truth within, is debarring one from the Truth which is a heinous sin.
In my heart I have a vision of fraternity of spirit. Organized religion, with too much emphasis on outer forms and rituals, become fortified compartments of egoistic power more than instruments of service or aids of self-realization. These inevitably result in quarrels with one another.
We need a simple movement of the spirit, with harmony and brotherhood of humanity and Love for man, bird and beast. I take the religion as a Yoga of life with Love – Yoga means the control of mind and subdue of desires vitiated with egoism. This will lead to real happiness if we renounce the fruits of our actions and work as instruments or puppets of the Lord. Let our actions be an offering to the Lord. Mind that spirituality is non-egoism. May our selfless work for spreading this Message of the Master, which is God’s work draw many unto Thee, oh Lord and may our name be forgotten.
Let us belong to the Kingdom of the Master – the Word-made-flesh – and dedicate our life to the service of the Master, who is the beauty of the simple life and selfless service.
Let us follow the Master and make His noble teachings as a part and parcel of our lives and attune ourselves with Jyoti and Music of all harmonies reverberating in all creation, which will open our inner eye and will leave no room on our hearts for spite or hatred for others. We will be brothers and sisters who are united on unbreakable bonds of spirit by the Master.
Your heart will be filled with Love and compassion for all that live, sentient or insentient viz. man, beast, bird and all nature. We should lead and teach a life of compassion and Love to all beings on earth.
He really knoweth who loveth and serveth all,
is the Message of the wise ones of Humanity like Buddha, Christ and Nanak. It is the Message our daily life and modern world so piteously need.
I wish you to progress spiritually and to lead a life of righteousness, viz. good thoughts, good words and good actions.
With all Love,
21 January 1967