How Niranjan – Dharam Rai – got what he needed to develop his Universe
What Sat Purush had told to Sahaj, he conveyed to Niranjan.
Hearing the words of Sahaj, Dharam Rai was pleased; he was happy and a little surprised.
Dharam Rai said,
"Listen, dear Sahaj, how do I create the universe? The Gracious Lord has given me this kingdom, but I don’t know the way to develop it! I know nothing about the Inconceivable! – Please shower Grace on me and tell me its secret; please convey my request to Sat Purush, oh my brother, I sacrifice myself on you: how do I create nine universes, as I have been ordered by Him? Oh my God! Give me what I need to develop the universe."
Then Sahaj went to Sach Khand, where he bowed to Sat Purush again and again.
Sat Purush said to Sahaj:
"Oh Sahaj, tell me why you have come; tell me in detail everything that happened."
Kabir said to Dharam Das:
Then Sahaj told Sat Purush what Dharam Rai had said; he conveyed to Him the requests that he had made.
Then Sat Purush ordered this:
"Listen to my words, oh Sahaj. All that is needed for creation are within Kurma; taking them from him, Dharam Rai should do his work. He should go to him and, bowing his head, should ask him for what he needs."
Sahaj again journeys to Dharam Rai
Again Sahaj went to Dharam Rai and conveyed to him the orders of Sat Purush:
"Go to Kurma and ask him for what you need, bowing your head to him. When you bow down to Kurma and when he showers grace on you, then only will you get what you need."
Dharam Rai – Kal – goes to Kurma
Kabir said to Dharam Das:
Dharam Rai approached Kurma with happiness in his heart and pride in his mind. He went and stood before Kurma, but didn’t greet him or salute him. But Kurma is like nectar and is happiness-giving. He didn’t have any anger in him. He was cool and devoid of passion. Swollen with pride, Kal saw that Kurma was very patient and mighty. The body of Kurma was twelve units and the mighty Dharam Rai’s body was six units. Dharam Rai walked around Kurma in anger, considering how to get the materials of creation from him.
Kal attacked the heads of Kurma with his nails, and breaking his stomach, air came out. From the three heads of Kurma the dynasty of Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh came out. Five elements came out, including the sky with the moon, sun and stars; they all came out of him. Matsya, Shesh Nag, Varah, and the pillars to support the earth came out, and in this way the creation of earth started. When Kal pulled the head of Kurma, sweat came out. When that drop of sweat spread, the earth started floating on it. As the cream lives on milk, in the same way the earth rested on water; the earth is supported on the teeth of Varah and in the physical earth furious winds blow. Recognise the sky as an egg in which consider the existence of the earth.
From the stomach of Kurma, his son Kurma was born – on whom Shesh Nag and Varah were erected. Recognise the head of Shesh Nag as the earth, below whom the son Kurma resides. The created son of Kurma is in the egg, while the original Kurma lives separately in Sach Khand, where he meditates on Sat Purush as before.
Kurma said to Sat Purush:
"Nirankar came at me with full force and manifesting his character climbed on my body: he tore my stomach and didn’t obey Your orders."
Then Sat Purush said this to Kurma:
"He is your younger brother. This is the way of the older ones: they should not pay attention to the bad characteristics of the younger, and they should love them."
Kabir said to Dharam Das:
Hearing the words of Sat Purush, Kurma was pleased. He was the form of nectar, and remained forever in happiness. Again Niranjan remembered Sat Purush and again for many yugas he did the devotion. But he did devotion for his self-desire, and after making the creation, he repented it:
Dharam Rai thought,
"How do I develop these worlds? Without the seed, what do I do with the heavenly world, the mortal world, and the world below? With what do I think? How do I make the body? So, again doing devotion, I will ask for that which can put life into my three worlds."
He determined to get life for the worlds, and began remembering Sat Purush. He did devotion for sixty-four yugas – standing on one foot.
Sat Purush once more sends Sahaj to Niranjan
Sat Purush, the Abode of Grace, was pleased with his seva.
He told Sahaj,
"What new thing does he ask for now? Sahaj, go to Niranjan and give him whatever he wants. Tell him to create the universe, leaving all deceptions."
When Sat Purush ordered, Sahaj went to Kal, bowing his head to him; he arrived where Kal was standing, doing his devotion. Looking at Sahaj, Dharam Rai became happy and was convinced that Sat Purush was pleased with him.
"Listen, oh Dharam Rai! Now why are you doing devotion?"
Bowing his head, Dharam Rai said,
"Give me some place where I can dwell."
Then Sahaj said,
"Listen, Dharam Rai! Sat Purush has given you everything. Whatever came out from Kurma’s stomach, Sat Purush has ordered to give to you. You have been given the kingdom of the three worlds! Now, without any fear, create the universe."
Then Niranjan said,
"How do I develop the universe? Please tell Sat Purush, folding your hands, this: 'I am Your servant and not a strange one.' Tell Sat Purush I beg Him to give me the seed for the field of my creation. I am His servant and do not rely on anyone else. Daily I remember Him. Go and tell this to Sat Purush: 'Please give me the seed, the sign of immortality.' "
Kabir said to Dharam Das:
Again Sahaj returned to Sat Purush and told Him Niranjan’s request. Then, as Sat Purush ordered, Sahaj returned home to Sach Khand, which is full of happiness. The gracious Sat Purush doesn’t look at good or bad deeds – He is controlled by service.
Will you get: Children should be educated to become receivers. Example: 'Taking chocolate from the grandmother when she gives it' should be replaced by 'Receiving chocolate from the grandmother when she hands it.'
Egg: The term refers to the egg-shaped form of the lower universe with its three worlds. The terms And and Brahmand used by the Masters of Sant Mat mean 'egg' and 'egg of Brahm' respectively. (See also the illustration 'Sar Shabd' in the subchapter 'Precaution.')
Son Kurma: One of the incarnations of Vishnu, as is Varah. Kabir distinguishes carefully between the son, a lesser god who is only a lower reflection of the second Shabda, and the true Kurma, his father, the second Shabda of Sat Purush. When the potentiality of the lower creation was forced out of the original Kurma, it included a potential reflection of himself existing on a lower level. Actually, according to the Masters, the entire lower universe is a reflection of the higher, and many of the most imposing phenomena of the astral and causal planes are only diminished reflections of the reality of Sach Khand.
Seed: The essence of life or the Soul, later called root seed. This comes only from Sat Purush. Kal’s 'creating' is confined to shaping or developing into various forms that which proceeds from the seed; if he does not have the seed, he does not have anything to work with and cannot 'create.'
Whenever a Soul goes Home voluntarily, Kal has one seed less. The whole game centres on how many Souls do this. After four yugas, when one cycle comes to the end and the next one begins, the Almighty Himself comes to collect all Souls – that have been initiated by the previous Masters.
* In the glossary of 'Godman' the present age is described as follows:
Kali Yuga – (Iron Age) The fourth cycle of time which is followed by Pralay or dissolution; the age in which we live now.
Godman (First Edition, 1967) –
by Kirpal Singh, 1894–1974
He is controlled by service: See the illustration 'Seva' in the subchapter 'The Devotion of Niranjan – His Acquisition of Mansarovar and the Void.'