Illustration to 'Kal traps the Jivas'

Pandits and kadis: Pandits in the traditional use of the term are Indian religious scholars who are well versed in the theoretical knowledge of the Vedas. Kadis – also written Qadis – are Islamic judges which have studied the Islamic scriptures and especially the Sharia, the Islamic law, and on this basis exercise jurisdiction.

The four together: Adhya or Maya, Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva, as explained above.

Fourteen Yamas: Dark angels of death. (See the subsection 'Yamraj' in the illustration to 'The Narration of Queen Indra Mati.')

Onkar is Niranjan: Onkar means 'the form of Om.'

When the aspirant ascends to this region of Trikuti he hears a sublime melody that is very similar to a tonal expression of the word 'Om.' It is a lingering, roaring sound reminiscent of the thunder of storm clouds on earth, but full of unworldly sweetness and harmony. This sound comes from the middle of the rolling sound of the thunder of clouds. Here we have the four-petalled lotus. The light is red like that of the early dawn.

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

Regarded from the 'normal' human point of view, this sound may be high. The state of consciousness on the top of the causal plane is the highest possible in the three worlds and a kind of point of rest, just as the eye of the hurricane. But without initiation through a Competent Master a Soul is not able to transcend this point and since the ruler of this plane – Onkar – is Niranjan, she, the Soul, will ultimately find herself back in the cycle of births and rebirths.

The residents of the causal regions are unspeakably happy, but after a long stay in Brahmand they are still subject to the final rebirth into the physical universe. Hence, they are not immortal as the liberated souls in the purely Spiritual Regions are, but they live in an immeasurable longer scale of time than the beings in the astral and physical universes. […]

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

It is a part of Maya, that yogis and many others believe that Om is Sat Purush.

Smritis, Shastras and Puranas: Hindu scriptures, all perpetuating the basic error referred to above.

Rishis: Rishi is a word from Sanskrit and means 'seer.'

Sixty-eight places of pilgrimage: Those places which are considered to be the most important places of pilgrimage for a Hindu.

Kartik and Magh: Months of the Hindu calendar, as well as of calendars related to this. The month of Kartik – also written Kartika or Katik – lasts from about mid-October to mid-November, the month of Magh – also written Maagh or Maagha – lasts about from mid-January to mid-February. The dates shift yearly since they are calculated according to the moon. Furthermore, at regional levels, there are some different calendars as well as a national calendar that has fixed dates.

For the Hindus the month of Kartik that starts with the light festival Diwali symbolises the victory of good over evil or the victory of light over darkness. In this month many Hindus adjourn to the Ganges or to other rivers to practise Puja rituals and to bathe in the river because they believe that this washes away their sins and their bad karma. The month of Magh is also considered as a month in which sins can be eradicated. – It is said that 'agh' means sin and 'magh' eradicates the sins. In this month the Hindu Shivaratri festival takes place – though in this respect there are regional differences too – that is dedicated to Shiva and is one of the most important Hindu festivals.

However as Kabir explains at this point all these practices are only illusions and are of no benefit for the Soul.

Few can understand this play of Kal: Even heads of religious communities – as their followers – are brought to busy themselves with outwardnesses.

Once Kirpal Singh told the following:

[…] I met the head of the … community who is now president of all … here. I asked him, 'You are the head of the … community. Tell me, what have you done?' He said, 'I’ve made ten temples.' I asked, 'Have you made any man?' So, to make temples is easier. To make man is difficult. 'How many men have you turned out?' There is a vast difference between the angle of vision. People are stuck fast in the other way of viewing. […]

The Light of Kirpal (Third Edition, 1991) –
73. Wait, Satan, Wait,
by Kirpal Singh, 1894–1974

So it happens, that when a Temple of God made of stone is demolished, many people are outraged; it may even lead to a war between the religious groups. Their members regard each other as enemies and slay one another. However, who cares about the demolition of a True Temple of God? – Not those, who wage the war.

The human body is a True Temple of God, in which God resides. The body is the True Temple of God. All Masters say so. If the body is the True Temple of God, how then can we destroy or kill it?

Satsang – God and Man,

held in Philadelphia, Pa., 1955,

by Kirpal Singh, 1894–1974

All religious wars, crusades and demolitions, which are performed in the name of the respective God of a religious community – Who is in fact only One for all – had been and are initiated by Kal.

On the contrary, the True Crusade, Jihad or 'Holy War' is not external, but the fight against the own lower tendencies.

The alienation in the religions also occurs because Christs for example claim Jesus to be the last Living Master and the Bible to be the true leader now. In Islam one refers to Allah, Mohammed and the Qur'an and in Judaism to Jehova, Moses and the Torah. (See also the explanation 'Guru Gobind Singh' in the subchapter 'Persons mentioned in the Illustrations and other Texts closely related to Sant Mat' at the end of the book.)

Even today’s priest Margot Käßmann said on the German Protestant Church Congress in Dresden 2011:

We do not love the Almighty but the innocent child […].

This 'innocent child', Jesus Christ, was only the outer sheath. The Christ-Power or God-Power that is eternal vibrated in Him.

How else could Jesus have said:

I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.

St Matthew 28:20

(See the pamphlet 'God-Power – Christ-Power – Master-Power,' by Kirpal Singh, 1894–1974). But it belongs to Kal’s paths to distract from the Almighty and to conceal His existence. As a result even people who describe themselves as religious do not realise the Truth behind outward appearances and proclaim suchlike absurdities with deep conviction. (See also the section about Margot Käßmann in the subsection 'All people eat meat' in the illustration to 'In the Kali Yuga: The Embodiment as Kabir.')

Another trick, performed by Kal, is the following one:

When a man accomplishes a special work or a good deed and when he is honoured for it (for example by receiving an award), the religious community, that the man belongs to, normally claims his achievement for itself (he/she is Christian, Muslim, Jew, etc.).

In reality, it is a matter of the play between the respective Soul and the Almighty. The Soul is allowed to shine by the Light that is granted to her.

Religious communities, however, use suchlike cases, in order to compete against each other. The reason for this is, that the leaders and members often want to regard their own community as superiour to other communities.

Wrong preachings are given by ministers of the various religions instead of giving out the truths which are already in our scriptures. They have been simply proclaiming that their religion, their fold, is the highest and others are in the wrong. The result is, division between man and man and, of course, clashes between class and class. They will be ready, excuse me, just to destroy so many True Temples of God – human bodies – for the outer temples which we raise with our own hands.

Satsang – God and Man,

held in Philadelphia, Pa., 1955,

by Kirpal Singh, 1894–1974

The True Way, however, is completely different from this. Kirpal Singh wrote in a circular letter:

Loving and selfless service to humanity is the cornerstone of all religious philosophies and no man can make any progress on the Spiritual Path without cultivating Love within him. The seed of Spirituality that the Master so lovingly sows in the arid soil of our hearts, has to be nurtured with the waters of Love, if quick results are desired. We must so mould our life and conduct that all our acts bespeak His Love. We must transform the desert of our heart into a veritable garden of Love full of lovely blossoms and luscious fruits. From our heart should spring an Eternal Fountain of Love, so that whosoever comes in contact with it is drenched with Love to the very core of his heart.

Circular Letter No 1 –
II. The Importance of Love,
by Kirpal Singh, 1894–1974

In addition He wrote:

The cause of the Master is the cause of God. It is no religion in the commonly accepted sense of the word and yet it is the Highest Religion based on Love alone. We cannot keep the illimitable God in watertight limited compartments.

God Himself has declared,

I neither live on the high heavens nor on the earth below, yet the wonder of wonders is that I live in the heart of a Momin or Godman.

Again, Spiritual Teaching and Training is a living and practical subject, quite different from secular and sectarian dogmas and so many creeds that we have today. Life, Light and Love coming from a Living Master well out spontaneously from the heart and not from any books on theology. No doubt everything has its own value, but in a world of relativity, the values are all relative. A positive contact with the Life-Principles of Living God is something unique. It stands on a footing which is entirely different.

Circular Letter No 1 –
III. Spirituality – A Divine Cause,
by Kirpal Singh, 1894–1974

Lakh: Indian numeral. See the illustration 'Lakh' in the subchapter 'How Vishnu turned black.'

I was called: Kabir now takes an increasing more important position as the Father of Spirituality, the Guru of the ages, coming at the beginning of every age to constitute the line of the Gurumukh Gurus. This refers to the Masters of the fifth plane. Independent of these incidents, Master-Powers from Alakh, Agam and Anami can be embodied, too.

The Word of Sat Purush: Sat Purush does not break His own rules. But for all Souls initiated by Kirpal Singh (1894–1974) during or after His physical embodiment the following applies: since at the end of Kali Yuga the Almighty Kirpal-Power is directly working, the Souls initiated by this Power are not connected to Sat Purush, but to Kirpal. Their goal is not Sach Khand, but Anami. (See also the paragraph about Guru Nanak in the subsection 'By using my name' in the illustration to 'The Attributes of the four Messengers.')

Kirpal Singh once said:

Everyone wants my body but who wants me?

Kirpal, the Almighty Himself, is able to grant such a Grace which exceeds the limitations of the game of Sat Purush.

Whereof you are attached: This is the law of mystic love: 'As you think so you become' and 'Ask, and it shall be given to you.' Originally this arose out of the generosity of Sat Purush. He wanted, that His children would receive all they needed. But if Souls – influenced by mind – have selfish wishes and desires they can fall deeply under the influence of this law.

Kirpal Singh said:

It is a dangerous law, a most dangerous law.

On the other hand this also means:

Whereof you think, there you will go,

and this, used in the right manner, opens up the chance to go Home: when a Soul really longs for the Almighty, she will be led to Him, that is, she will get the initiation and then, when she furthermore puts her attention to Him, she no longer has to return to the cycle of births and deaths.

(See also the book 'Morning Talks,' by Kirpal Singh, particularly the chapters VII and VIII 'What is True Love – Part I and II' as well as chapters XII and XXXV 'Whom should we Love – Part I and II.')

In Christianity this law is also known as 'As you sow so shall you reap.' At bottom the whole creation is only the fulfilment of mystic love.

Kal Niranjan as Dharam Rai – the lord of law and justice – is the governor of this law.

Crores: Indian numeral. (See the illustration 'Crores' in the subchapter 'How Vishnu turned black.')

Five Nectars: Punch Amrit, esoteric reference to the five levels of the Sound Current; it defines 'the bodiless Naam' – that which is latent – the True Emancipation-Giver.

One more generation: Sat Purush is guaranteeing that for each soul who is liberated by Kabir one more of the folloing generation will be lieberated – thus He insures the continuity of the Path.

When parents are initiated and follow the Path of Sant Mat honestly their children usually also turn towards the Path.

Sukhdev Ji: Well-known story in the Hindu tradition; only a small part of it is told here. In the common repetitions, however, the crucial part is left out: namely that king Janakar, who once was initiated into the Shabd by Rishi Ashtavakra, on his part connected Sukhdev with the Shabd.

Usually this story, as well as others, is related to the commonly known yoga ways, which are created by Kal. Today – at the beginning of the 21st century – in Germany, Volker B. under the name of 'Sukadev' – a variation of the above name – imparts yoga for payment and has founded an institution; although his adopted name suggests a connection or similarity to the previous sage, this is not the case, and so in the school founded by him people are led with Kal’s yoga ways.

Similar to Rambh Doot Volker B. claims that there is nothing to reach because man is already one with the Absolute. (See the subsection 'Rambh Doot' in the illustration to 'The Attributes of the four Messengers.')

Volker B. followed Swami Vishnu-Devananda who was a follower of Swami Sivananda, a so-called spiritual teacher from Rishikesh. Swami Sivananda combined several of Kal’s yoga ways to a system that was taken to the West by some of his followers.

Kirpal Himself reported on a meeting with Swami Sivananda during His sojourn at Rishikesh and in this context He stated:

[…] I met everybody. All were intellectual wrestlers; debating clubs; all performing this elementary step: how to say prayers, how to perform certain rites and certain rituals. And most of them were doing Hatha yoga practices. Of course, with due deference to it, it makes the body fit – that’s all right.

How I met my Master –
Talk given by Kirpal Singh (1894–1974),
Washington, D.C., 24 January 1964

Only one old yogi and future disciple of Kirpal named Raguvacharya, was able to rise above body-consciousness and to reach the first Inner Plane – Sahasdal Kanwal.

Yogishwar: Yogi who has reached the second or causal plane. This plane is the highest which is described in most yoga ways, and in their teachings, to reach Trikuti is seen as the highest goal and is equated with ultimate liberation. But that is not true. (Compare the subsection 'Onkar is Niranjan' in this illustration above.)

Krishna was a yogishwar. He is the prince of the yogis, too.

How did you come here: Krishna, the incarnation of Vishnu, also had to accept a Master (Rishi Ingres).

Munivars: Muni means 'sage,' Munivar means 'the best of the sages.'

Bhirangi: See the subsection 'Bhirangi' in the illustration to 'Death while being alive.'

Who goes to the Fourth:  He Who goes to the fourth plane – Bhanwar Gupha –, by leaving the three worlds behind him. After He has transcended Trikuti, first of all He reaches Daswan Dwar and becomes Trigunatit. (See the subsection 'Sadhu' in the illustration to 'Death while being alive.') From now on being a Sadh, He rises and reaches Bhanwar Gupha or Sohang – I and my Father are One.

The five and the three: The five elements and the three gunas, through which Kal reigns the body.

He is seen bodiless in the body: A reference to the Guru Dev or Radiant Form of the Master, Which the real disciple can see within and with Whom he can speak.