Initiation – Recording of Inner Experiences

Last but not least, I may add that the human memory is very short-lived and in moments of weakness one, under the pressure of ever-assertive ego, is prone to forget the invaluable boon the Master confers, and perhaps begins to think that the Spiritual Results achieved are of one’s own doing, or due to over-zealousness and over-active imagination. At times one, for lack of practice, either does not make progress or, in the mighty and irresistible whirl of the world, loses contact with the Word and begins to forget the great benefit conferred upon him or her at the time of initiation. To guard against all such lapses, it is considered necessary that, in the future, each of the initiates should, at the time of initiation, be required to record in his or her own hand, the actual Inner Experience gained, both as to Light and Sound Principles. The manifestation from within of these principles, by helping the individual spirit to rise above body consciousness, is the task of the Master; and it is the paramount duty of the disciples to develop the same by day to day practice – the injunction in this behalf being, 

Take heed therefore that the Light which is in thee be not darkness!

The disciples should therefore be encouraged to wholeheartedly devote some time to the practice of Spiritual Disciplines; maintain regular diaries for introspection, showing lapses in daily life and conduct, the endeavours made and the results gained thereby; and they should be sent regularly, after every three months, for the inspection of the Master so that He may extend all feasible help and guide us on the Path. If an initiate has any difficulty or doubts, he or she should refer them directly to the Master, as and when needed, instead of discussing with others who are as ignorant as he or she is, and making the confusion worse confounded.

Standing at the crossroads of time, we must make a firm resolve to do better from day to day; at least from the New Year’s Day that beckons us on with a promise of rosy dawn. As there are landmarks on earth, so there are landmarks in time. The past and future are like sealed books to us: the one is in the limbo of oblivion, while the other is in the womb of uncertainty. It is only the living present that is ours, and we must make the best use of it, ere it slips away through the fingers and is lost forever. Human birth is a great privilege and offers us a golden opportunity. It is for us to make or mar the same, for it is given to each individual to forge his or her own destiny as best he may. 

With lots of Love and hearty best wishes to you all for a bright and Happy New Year.

Kirpal Singh