- Only vegetarian food is allowed
- The drinking of liquor is forbidden
- Illicit sex is not allowed.
धन धन सतगुरु तेरा ही आसरा
In Sacha Sauda, Sach means Om, Hari, Allah, Khuda, Rabb, Waheguru, God and Sauda means taking man’s miseries, worries, problems, tensions, pains and giving him Allah, Waheguru, Ram, God’s Name in return. Sacha Sauda is the place where oneness of God is taught. It is the confluence of all religions. There is no inferior or superior here; no high or low castes. Whoever comes here, sings the praises of Allah, Malik, and eats the bread earned through hard work. The individuals who walk on this path, on them God bestows His grace. As he keeps doing this Sacha Sauda, he reaches that Sacha Sauda from where the road that leads to God begins. This is between one’s eyes, which in different religions are named the tenth door, the eye of knowledge, the point of very deep sleep, and Mehrab, and this point has been called Sacha Sauda by Shah Mastana Ji. As soon as you reach this point, you will find your Malik, Satguru, Ram waiting for you since ages wondering when you will awaken, when you will practice devotion, and when you will get liberated. As soon as the soul reaches the Sacha Sauda by taking the Name of Malik, the Name of Prabhu, it achieves liberation from repeated births; all miseries and difficulties go away; and the soul becomes filled with the happiness of God. Those souls are fortunate that have the longing as to when it will find God, when it will end its repeated births, and when it will find that happiness that is millions of times greater than any other happiness and that which is eternal and not momentary. To be able to experience this happiness you should practice remembrance and do selfless service.
You should focus your attention on the tenth door and meditate diligently. During meditation you will see a point of light. Focus all your attention, all your thoughts on that one point. As soon as your concentration comes to that one point, the soul will extricate itself from the body and reach there. The signs of this are that the light will change into a sweet feeling, a kind of attraction. As soon as your soul leaves your body, your body will become numb. It will be as if there is no life in the body, but your heart, brain, pulse all will keep working, and your body will find that comfort and relief which cannot be gotten through any other means. As soon as the soul reaches there, that which will be visible there will be beyond words. After that, the soul will ascend and descend, because there are such paths there where Kaal-Mahaakaal has his kingdoms. In that plane you will find very beautiful men and women dancing. You will find musical instruments, which are thousands of times better than the ones of this world, being played there. You will find such sweet waves; golden lakes, the water of which would look like gold flowing. There will be diamonds and other precious stones on trees. Those souls that are not led by the Perfect Guru, they reach there and limit themselves to that place and think that that is everything and they get trapped there. This is the delusional play of Mahakaal. But the soul of the Perfect Guru latches on to the voice of its Satguru and, seeing these things, keeps moving and reaches that place which is smaller than the head of a needle. As soon as the soul enters through that, it sees the spiritual plane of the Paarbrahm, where there are heights and depths greater than lakhs of kilometers. The soul enters this plane. When the soul falls here it feels as if it is falling for lakhs and crores of kilometers, but the voice of the Satguru keeps guiding it and giving it company. Then, when the souls reach Sachkhand, Nijdhaam, the scenery there would be beyond narration.
So, this journey begins at the tenth door. During this journey one sees those souls that are suffering, that are stuck in spiritual planes, and Kaal keeps tormenting them. Heavens and hells are visible; the three gods, Mahadev, all are visible. Only after these does the individual soul enter the Paarbrahm plane.
All these things are a secret, but these can be seen and experienced if you practice meditation. After the tenth door, there are many visions. Even Kaal-Mahakaal gives out light, which deludes the soul because it would never have seen such brilliant light, and the soul thinks this is God. But the brilliance of the light of God is different. In one pore of His body there is the light of hundreds of suns. You cannot look directly at the sun, but when you look at God’s light, you will not feel like turning away from it.
What has been described so far is like showing a lamp to the sun. This is only a glimpse. The whole scenery is something else. But those whose attention has been focused, those who have gone inside, only they can understand these. The meditator is not scared even of death. He becomes carefree.
There are Satsangis who mislead other Satsangis. If one boasts to you about the way his soul is climbing and the visions he is having, know that he is hungry for fame. There are people who lie about these things; so you have to be careful. It does not happen that God enters someone and gives him orders. These are means that people use to rob others. It never happens in spirituality that the Guru-Satguru appears inside someone and asks him to create a lot of noise. Second, even if the Guru-Satguru says something it would be only for the benefit of that person and his family. It would not be that the Satguru appears inside someone and orders others to buy him a car or other such things. And if this is happening, then know that it is a lie and all rubbish. In this terrible age you will find many such people who rob others. When someone says to you that through meditation he is doing this and doing that, then tell him, “Brother, be silent. If you meditate, it is for yourself, your family, and for you to behold God. What have we got to do with it?” And that will put him in his place. But if you come under his spell, then he will rob you of your things and go away. This is why you must not fall for pretences. When the Satguru reveals Himself, he does it openly and says that I am in this body. Like Murshid-e-Kamil Shah Satnam Ji, who said that he will come as a young person.
So you must not fall a prey to pretentious people and lose your earnings of devotion and God’s grace and blessings. Focus on selfless service and meditation so that you can receive the happiness of God.
Excerpts from Majlis 1st Oct.
Dhan-Dhan Satguru Tera Hi Aasra
Guruji during his discourse said that in this age of degeneration it is a big thing that Ram Naam is being discussed. Guruji discussed the different religions of the world and said that one must not hurt others by one’s actions and that one must definitely spend a portion of one’s earnings for the benefit of the poor and ailing. He said that today man has become very selfish. When he is sad he remembers God, but in happiness he does not remember Him. If man remembers Him even in happiness, then he will not face any problems at all. Man finds time to eat, drink, sleep, do business, attend to children, and do other worldly things, but he does not have time for God.
Guruji said that if man spends even 15 minutes in the remembrance of God, God accepts it, but the focus of his attention should be only Him during the whole time. Guruji said that if man remembers God in a focused manner, he can change his destiny. Devotion to God should be done with a true heart because God looks for true devotion and not material offerings.
Calling upon man to become a Karma Yogi and a Gyan Yogi at the same time, Guruji gave the examples of Sri Ram and Sri Krishna-Sudama. He said that action without knowledge could go wrong. Quoting saints who have talked about bribery, corruption, and earning one’s living through cruelty to others, Guruji said that by doing these things man brings upon himself mountains of miseries. By earning one’s living through hard work there is peace and happiness in one’s home. One must spend a portion of one’s earnings in the service of the ailing, in food for the poor, or in the service of animals and birds. But in this age of degeneration there is more selfishness than selflessness. Because of selfishness, today man has become the enemy of man. In today’s age, humaneness is coming to an end. If man meditates on the Ram Naam then his most dangerous of karmas can come to an end. To realize God, man must listen to the Satsang. The Name of Ram is a remedy for all ailments. The Name of God helps one get rid of bad habits and intoxicants.
People Take Oath Against Intoxicants
Guruji warned people against using intoxicants. He said that the intoxication of worldly substances does not last long and wears off in hours, but the intoxication of Ram Naam lasts for a lifetime and even spills over into the next world. Informing the people present on the ill effects of intoxicants, Guruji said that intoxicants are dirty and because of it man falls a victim to many an incurable illness and there is no peace or happiness in the family. On the invitation of Guruji, large numbers of people among the gathering raised both their hands and vowed to stay away from intoxicants. They took out beedis, cigarettes, tobacco, and other such intoxicants from their person and threw them away and these were collected by volunteers and burnt.
Female Foeticide: A Grave Sin
Guruji termed female foeticide as a grave sin. He said that people are killing foetuses using injections and scissors and even taking the aid of computers for this. Later the remains of the foetuses are thrown into garbage bins and dogs feed upon these. The father who allows this to happen is not man enough, the mother who does this is nothing less than a witch, and the doctor who takes the life of the child can be compared to an executioner. If female foeticide continues then there will be unruliness in the country and the society will suffer. Guruji requested everyone to allow the girl child to be born and to take good care of it, and if they are unable to do so, to give the child to him so that he could bring them up at the ashram.
Guruji gave statistics on the large number of foetuses that are being killed in India everyday and every year; on the number of mothers who die of infection during abortions in a year; and also the number of foetuses killed in the country in the past century. Guruji also gave instances of cannibalism in today’s age where people are feeding on foetuses.
During the Satsang Guruji answered questions asked by intellectuals and reporters who were present at the function. These questions were mainly about ghosts and spirits; pretences in the name of religion; the sources of income of the ashram; the saints Dhanna Bhagat and Ravidas; God being in every particle; the method of meditation and fasting; the signs of God realization; which soul was born first during creation; the necessity for security for saints; on the desire for salvation; unique methods of devotion; penance and knowledge; why the Gurumantra is secret; the secret of life; the lack of peace of mind; why man is becoming cruel; whether the Ram Setu is imaginary or real; etc. Guruji answered these questions to the satisfaction of the questioners.