Unity

A mystic bond of brotherhood makes all men one.

Thomas Carlyle

 

The various countries of the world are just like chambers in the House of God, housing different nations. Distinguished from one another by geographic, climatic and historical conditions, facial contours and complexions, languages and dialects, diet and apparel and modes of worship, all people conditioned by these divergent factors form the great organic whole called humanity.

 

Unity already exists

With all these seeming differences and distinctions of colour, creed, and caste, and these diversities in his modes of living and thinking, man essentially and basically remains man in outer appearance and inner make-up.

Unity already exists in the human form, since each one is born the same way with the same outer and inner construction, and each one has a soul which is of the same essence as that of God.

We are drops of the Ocean of All Consciousness, Whom we worship as the same God, calling Him by different names. Holy men say that the human body is the true temple of God, and that He resides in the temple made by Him in the womb of the mother, and not in temples made by human hands, and that the human form provides us with a golden opportunity to realize Him.

 

What is needed is a change in man's heart

Man has three aspects: physical body, intellect, and a conscious entity. He has progressed physically, intellectually and mechanically; but despite this, he is unhappy and has not developed spiritually.

He has developed his head and not his heart, and his scientific knowledge is misdirected to fiendish malevolence. It has created a spiritual vacuum.

We stand in the middle of a two-fold crisis: a state cult of militarism, euphemistically called "patriotism" on one hand, and an apathy to spiritual development through knowledge of the True Self on the other. In the absence of any positive thinking on both these levels we are morally regressing, and in this sad predicament we cannot have lasting peace. Guru Nanak therefore prayed, "0 God, the world is aflame and has passed beyond our care. Save it by the means You consider best."

The problem before us is how to bring about a change in man's heart and effect his inner conversion so that he can see truly and clearly and learn to discriminate between truth and untruth. Since this lies beyond the scope of body and intellect, it can only come about through an inward illumination of divine wisdom in the sanctuary of the soul.

This is the individual aspect of the matter. We also have to forge abiding bonds of kinship among the nations of the world so that they will treat each other with genuine courtesy based on inward love and friendliness, and seek the welfare of all members of the human family, transcending their political ideologies which create rivalries and international tensions.

 

How can peace be cemented

During my last foreign tour I (Sant Kirpal Singh) was asked on television in the United States,

"How can peace be cemented?" I told them, "Peace can be cemented only when men rise above 'isms' and Presidents and Kings rise above countries."

To remain in any "ism" is a blessing, if we keep in mind the ideal for which we have joined it and rise into universalism; but if we stick obdurately to the "ism," the result is again narrow-mindedness and selfishness.

Similarly, if Kings nourish their gardens well and keep them blooming in all respects, they should let all other countries bloom the same way and further the cause of human happiness; otherwise there will be conflicts and wars.

Sant Kirpal Singh

 

 

Be conscious

  1. Be conscious – God made man and man made religons. 
  2. Be conscious – all countries are the different chambers of the house of the Lord.
  3. Be conscious – we are all brothers and sisters in God.
  4. Be conscious – our purpose is one and the same, man-making and man-service.
  5. Be conscious – to live beyond necessity is a sin.
  6. Be conscious – living for the poor and needy is a living unto God.
  7. Be conscious – selfless service exceeds all virtues.

Harbhajan Singh

 

 

"Unity already exists in the human form, since each one is born the same way with the same outer and inner construction, and each one has a soul which is of the same essence as that of God. We are drops of the Ocean of All Consciousness, whom we worship as the same God, calling Him by different names. Holy men say that the human body is the true temple of God, and that He resides in the temple made by Him in the womb of the mother, and not in temples made by human hands, and that the human form provides us with the golden opportunity to realize Him."

"Let the Law of Love prevail amongst you, which should be radiated to all nations and races. Let true religions of heart be ruling factor of your lives. Love God, Love all, serve all and have respect for all as God is immanent in every form. Preach the Gospel of oneness. Spread the message of oneness and live a life of oneness. There will be peace on earth."

Sant Kirpal Singhjs birthday Message of 1959

All Masters who came said the same thing, “God is Light and we are all children of Light.” The same Light enlivens all creation. Just as bulbs having electric connection give light when the switch is pressed, the same way the Power of God enlivens all creation. When that Power withdraws from the body we have to leave this body. So you see we are children of Light, which is one and not two, the one Power that is our source and sustenance, called God, who is Light. Kabir has explained why we cannot see God. He says, “So long as we are identified with the Indriyas, the outgoing sense-faculties, we cannot see Him. When we rise above them, only then we can see God.” All Masters say the same thing.

May justice prevail all over the world, and may joy shine like a ray of the sun,
each heart may be filled with light. Wrath and hate shall leave us.

We are all one. This we should recognize. We are the symbols of oneness.
Due to our weakness we have divided mankind in classes and different faiths,
so we lost ourselves and forgot the unity.

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