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The Temple of God

December 2010 Studio News Blog by O.M.Braida –

Dear Friends:

A busy year has brought us to December.  The month’s whiz by with hardly enough time to grasp our lives with both hands.  I am grateful to the many students and Academy Instructors and supporters who have blessed my year with their contribution of time, effort and love.  I especially want to thank the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens for their untiring support of my work and assistance to my many students.  I am grateful to have you all in my life.  I wish you all: old and new friends, and friends yet to be, a new year filled with wonderful possibilities and the miracle of God’s unfolding grace.

By way of a holiday gift to you, I am including an excerpt of a much longer talk given by Param Sant Kirpal Singh Ji at Sawan Ashram in India which was published in the March 1970 issue of Sat Sandesh.  Param Sant Kirpal Singh Ji Maharaj (6 February 1894 to 21 August 1974) was a spiritual teacher born in India. He wrote an extensive collection of books on the general subject of spirituality. He taught the unity of all religions and the birthright of man to attain self-knowledge and God-knowledge. He expressed no interest in creating a new religion. His self-stated intention was to “revive the original knowledge, which is to be found in the core of all religions, and gave an experience of the true nature of man whose aim it is to return to his Source – God. ”

His Mission was “to fill the human heart with compassion, mercy and universal love, which should radiate to all countries, nations and peoples of the world. To make a true religion of the heart as the ruling factor in one’s life. To enable each one to love God, love all, serve all, and have respect for all, as God is immanent in all forms. My goal is that of oneness. I spread the message of oneness in life and living. This is the way to peace on earth. This is the mission of my life, and I pray that it may be fulfilled.”

You may want to visit the following link for the full transcript of the talk given below

http://www.ruhanisatsangusa.org/SatSandesh.htm

Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, Happy Winter Solstice, and Happy New Year!!!

God Bless, OM

The Temple of God

“People whose eyes have been opened by the realization of the Truth, view the world differently from others. Realized men often form the question “What is this world?” God said, “From One I will become many”; so it is all His manifestation, from inert matter to consciousness. You may take water from a stream, freeze it and it becomes ice, but both are the same substance from the same stream. So from inert matter up to consciousness is all His manifestation. The whole world is the temple of God, and there is no place where He is not. This is how all realized souls regard the creation.

…It is said that with one ray of Light the world was created. When God said, “I want to manifest myself,” there was Light…The Masters say that with the same Light the whole world was created, so who is good and who is bad? The physical body is a miniature Brahmand,* or you can say it is a tiny world in itself. (*Brahmand consists of the three divisions of creation- physical, astral and causal) It is said that he who searches within this miniature Brahmand will find the Truth. Each individual is consciousness, or has his own personal consciousness.

All outer images were made to help people to understand the Truth: that the Light is shining within man. It is the life of the soul, this Light. The body which we carry around is the temple of God.  These two brothers are living together: the soul and God. What a great misfortune! They live together but do not talk to each other. The reason? He, who has to realize the other, is tossing about outwardly from place to place. He does not know that he has to withdraw and rise above the senses to realize who he is. If he did that, he would see who is sitting beside him. Those who became realized all have said that the body is a living temple of God.

…When we look at the human form it seems just five or six feet of physical body, but inside is a very big world. The whole of Brahmand is residing within; go inside and see… Go into deep meditation and then hear it. He who sees, knows the same thing. The truth is that this body is a temple of God-and the whole world is a temple of God…First, we should know this small temple of ours, the physical form. This in itself will give us some awakening as to what the greater form is – the Brahmand….Go into the folds of the holy books and see what is given there.

…This body is a temple of God, which has been given with a great blessing. ..The true Light shines in the human form. Is an image better than the true form? I would say that the true form is infinitely better…Our inner eye cannot be opened until we withdraw from outer things, leave the senses, and concentrate behind the eyes, where the soul goes at the time of death. The God-realized man takes our scattered attention from outside and brings it to a point behind the eyes. Then that Light, that radiance, bursts forth.

God’s expression has two aspects, Light and Sound. He who has the power to withdraw you from the outer things and give you a little demonstration of the Truth inside, he is the Guru (Teacher). Search the world and see how many Gurus like that you can find. The child who has true yearning in him will gain the grace of God, who is residing in each being. When God sees that the child is full of anguish and is anxious to meet Him, He makes the arrangement so that the child reaches the right source in one way or another.  Remain in your own religions and keep the same rituals. You do not have to change anything. With a great blessing you have got the human form in which God is also residing. Realize Him…

“The Sound of the bell is ringing. Hurry up and pack your things, and

let us go home to that place from whence the Sound is coming.”

Bhai Nandlal Ji Persian Mystic

This is the Voice of God calling us…For many lives, and the present one also, man has been in search of God; wandering in the outer environments. So the true temple of God is the physical form, in which the jewel of knowledge shines. Knowledge is not gained just by reading and writing. Knowledge comes through experience. To see the inner Light and hear the inner Sound is real knowledge…

Dear people, this human form is a true temple, wherein God resides. Withdraw yourselves from outer things and realize Him. You can only do this while you have a human life.  The more frequently one enjoys the Divine contact..the more beautiful will one become inside. As the inner beauty develops, the fragrant radiance from within will shine forth, making a temple truly fit for God to dwell in.

THE LIGHT OF LIFE is in you, nay, you live by that very Light whether you know it or not is a different question… The whole creation came into being by the same Light an that very Light is shining in every heart.  All are Divine in nature; and religion is the expression of Divinity already existing in man.”

Kirpal Singh (1896-1974)

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