Illustration to
'The Creation of the Lower Worlds'

Five elements:

The first downward projection of the Spiritual Current, as it emanated from God, brought into manifestation, ether – akash –, which is the most subtle of the elements and spreads everywhere in space. This has two aspects. The one that of the spirit or soul remaining unmanifest in the ether, and the other, that of the manifest ether, wherein the two forces, positive and negative, which are inherent in it, further combined and brought into manifestation air – vayu – and exactly in the same way the manifest air gave birth to fire – agni – and the manifest fire produced water – jal – and the manifest water led to the formation of earth – prithvi –, while the spirit of each element which is essentially the same remained unmanifest throughout.

The Crown of Life (First Edition, 1961) – Part I,
Chapter I: II. Soul and Oversoul,
by Kirpal Singh, 1894–1974

His own essence: Kirpal Singh wrote to a disciple in New York, that in the semen of the man there is God and in a letter to another disciple He referred to sexuality as a Holy Instinct.

The world was created:

[…] Creation itself is the product of two principles, the positive and the negative: 'Sat' and 'Sato' in the purely Spiritual World, 'Purush' and 'Prakriti' at the higher reaches of Brahmand, 'Brahma' and 'Shakti' in mid-Brahmand, 'Kal' and 'Maya' still lower and 'Jyoti' and 'Niranjan' at the bottom of the Brahmand.

It is the union of these, whatever the stage, that brings about various forms into manifestation, from the minutest atom to the largest universe. […]

The Crown of Life (First Edition, 1961) – Part I,
Chapter III: X. Yoga of Mysticism,
by Kirpal Singh, 1894–1974

Brahma – Vishnu – Shiva (Mahesh): After her mother Adhya – who is also called Durga or Maya (compare the illustration 'Create the universe' in the next subchapter 'Adhya orders her three Sons to create the Universe') –, these three are the main Hindu gods. Worshipped by many humans in India – and as a consequence of the popularity of yoga nowadays even in the western countries – these gods are nothing else but sons of Kal and Adhya and, consequently, they are not immortal. So they are not able to grant Souls immortality, or liberation; far from it, in fact they aid Kal to bind them.

(See also the subsection 'Three Gods' in the illustration to 'In the Beginning.')

Three gunas: The three gunas or qualities – sato or satva, rajas and tamas – are the abstractions of the three gods: satva is the quality of pureness, rajas of activity, and tamas of inertia. The lower creation is formed by Kal using the influence of the three gunas on the five tattwas or elements – and since all these will not last forever, even the three worlds will not last forever – they will perish when their time is up. Eternal is the 'seed of life' – the Souls – they will not perish.

Secret of my existence: If no one knows about the existence of the Negative Power, his actions will be ascribed to the Positive Power, as indeed they are. The whole framework of good and bad deeds, as people generally understand them, are only a part of the particular social-moral context and have been created by Kal. So even the good deeds that people try to do are a part of Kal’s system. The most efficient way for him to prevent the worship of Sat Purush is to pre-empt them for himself. He allows people to think he was Sat Purush, and to follow the religious and moral systems that are created by him, without that they know of anything higher.

Will have my darshan: The term 'darshan' in the sense of 'glimpse' is used here and will be used many a time in the Anurag Sagar in connection with Kal and other persons. However, this is not the real Darshan which goes along with a Spiritual Blessing. See the subsection 'Darshan' in the illustration to 'Hymn of God’s Grace.'

Cave of void consciousness:  This Void is also called 'Great Silence' or 'Maha Sunn' by the Masters of Sant Mat. On her journey the soul is also guided through this plane – Maha Sunn – until she reaches Sach Khand, the fifth plane. (For further information, please see the book 'The Mystery of Death – III. Life in Fullness,' by Kirpal Singh, 1894–1974.)

Once Kirpal Singh explained analogously that the realm of Great Silence is usually not mentioned in the scriptures, however, it is a realm, which each soul has to traverse.

In the book 'The Soul’s Journey' the way of the Soul through this realm is described as follows:

In this depressive region, Maha Kal, the highest form of the Negative – binding – Power, has put a billion deterrent obstacles in the way of the seeking soul. Only that soul which has once crossed this black emptiness with the assistance of an Adept of Mysticism can pass Maha Sunn freely from then onwards. Countless souls, each one shining with the brightness of twelve suns, live in this region, but they are not capable of liberating themselves from this bond, for, though the soul possesses such a brightness, it is overpowered by this infernal darkness and it cannot penetrate this black emptiness without the kind Mercy and protection of an Adept of Mysticism of the Highest Order.
The Soul’s Journey – Part II,
The Way through the super causal Regions
Just as fish is drawn with the fishing hook so is soul taken through Maha Sunn – by the force of Satguru’s own attention.
Tulsi Sahib

When the soul reacheth Maha Sunn – the Satguru is there to accompany thee – and take thee across.

Swami Ji

Maha Sunn is a plane of 'unbelievable darkness', which engulfs all Light. The soul can only get through it savely, when she connects herself with the True Master, Shabd Dhun. If the soul relies upon herself and upon her achievements and does not
completeley rely upon the True Master, she will, as explained above, get lost in this plane.

Churn the ocean: Bhav Sagar, the ocean of this world which has not yet come into existence; churning the ocean brings forth the lower creation out of its latency.

Your mind as Niranjan: Usually Kal does not manifest in the lower worlds except as individual mind. He himself can be recognised by those Souls who are coming from above – his area of the three worlds – but not by those who have not yet risen above this area. In the individual he is present in the form of mind.

Kal troubles the Jivas: Kal causes the action – through the mind – but he enjoins the consequences on the Soul: the mind is the sower, the Soul the reaper. This is the supreme trick of Kal, the essence of illusion of Maya: mind appears to the individual as its most integral part, but in fact it is not a part of the individual at all. It is only a companion on the journey. Even the intuition, which is so esteemed by many people, is nothing more than the sum of all impressions that the Soul made in the course of her different births, and as such it is fallible.

Even practices which shall lead to a so-called 'Holistic* Cognition', that founds on intuition, cannot lead through the illusion.

*'Holistic' means 'integral.' The philosophy of Holism that forms the basic of this term acts on the assumption that systems cannot be conceived completely by regarding its components. Aristoteles expresses it that way: The whole is more than the sum of its parts.

Niranjan practised yoga: In contrast to the original Yoga – Surat Shabd Yoga – the other yoga ways and practices come from Kal. (For further information on the yoga ways, as well as on the one True and original Yoga – the Surat Shabd Yoga – see 'The Crown of Life,' by Kirpal Singh, 1894–1974. See also the subsection 'Seventeenth Shabda – Yoga and the Saints' in the illustration to 'In the Beginning.')

Wind: Not physical wind, but a mental force which brings into manifestation that what is latent.

Vedas: The Vedas, the most holy scriptures of Hinduism, are the crystallisation of the whole idea of religion as an expression of law – dharma – and were created by Dharam Rai. Their teachings deal with managing and forming the daily routine, for instance through various methods of sacrifice or manipulation of the gods in order to get what one wants or to keep this or that god from being angry with us. It is a great mistake to assume that the Vedas were Spiritual Documents – they are not at all. At a later date under the influence of the spiritual teachers of that time, the writings known as the Upanishads were added to the Vedas as a kind of spiritual appendix, but that is not what is referred to here. All Indian Spiritual Teachers and Masters from Buddha onward have agreed about the point: that the Vedas should be ignored and transcended.

Onkar created god Brahm, Onkar doth he adore, Onkar created yugas (cycles of time), Onkar revealed the Vedas.

Guru Nanak

A True Disciple is not afraid of the jackals of the oracle.

This sound occurred: It concerns 'Aum', mostly written as 'Om'. This sound – in Hinduism considered as the most holy syllable – can be heard when the Soul upraises to Trikuti.

The name 'Onkar', as one of Kal’s names, relates to the fact that Om is linked with him as the ruler of Trikuti.

This principle is referred to as 'Aum,' a term which suggests the three phases of human experience: 'A' referring to the waking state – jagrat; 'U' the dream state – swapna; and 'M' the deep sleep state – sushupti. The ultimate reality includes all three planes, and the three states of human experience, yet goes beyond them; and the silence that follows each recitation of the word suggests the state of 'Turiya' or absolute being, which is the indescribable source and end of everything. It is the Brahman, the all-transcending one, whose prime attribute is the effulgence, but who is in himself even beyond this effulgence. Hence the mantra in its original Rig Veda form has another line added to it which is given out only to sanyasins and chosen disciples – 'Paro Rajasal Savad Aum': He who transcends the effulgence is this Aum.

The Crown of Life (First Edition, 1961) –
Part II,
Chapter II: I. / (i) Hinduism,
by Kirpal Singh, 1894–1974

First, second and third churning: Each churning brings forth one of the lower planes: the first one the causal, the second the astral and the third one the physical plane. The causal plane, closest to the essence of Kal and Adhya’s original 'creation,' did not require further division of male and female; the lower planes do. Each churning brings forth a more compact aspect of creation-stuff, and the various things mentioned here are used in order to determine the form of creation.

The fourteen jewels, for example, are the specific implements which are used in order to bring into being the physical plane.

The physical self of the soul is endowed with ten instruments: five karam indriyas or motor powers, and five jnana indriyas or powers of perception, all of which help the body in its worldly dealings. The mind has been gifted with four facets: mana – mind-stuff; chit – consciousness; buddhi – intellect; and ahankar – ego; all of which operate in the world of senses and help the psyche in thinking and discrimination in the light of reason. […]

Spirituality / What it is (First Edition, 1959) –
VIII. The Origin of Religion,
by Kirpal Singh, 1894–1974

The five karam indriyas are: the organs of speaking – rather the faculty of speaking; hands – rather the faculty of taking something; feet – rather the faculty of movement; genital organs – rather the faculty of reproduction; and anus – rather the faculty of excretion. The five jnana indriyas are: eyes – rather the faculty of seeing; ears – rather the faculty of hearing; nose – rather the faculty of smelling; skin – rather the faculty of touching; and tongue – rather the faculty of tasting.

Indulged in lust: In the astral realm the most beautiful women and men appear to the seekers after Truth to debauch them.

[…] Immediately before the aspirant reaches the atrium to the causal realms the soul encounters indescribably handsome men and beautiful women in the higher astral regions who offer incredible temptations to prevent the soul from its further ascent.

The protecting Shabd-Power of the Adept of Mysticism will make these tempting astral entities invisible to the aspirant. No negative power can approach the charisma of Shabd – the Sound Current – which was given by a Perfect Adept of Mysticism.

The Soul’s Journey – Part II,
The Way through the causal Realms