The Final Chapter
Maharaj Charan Singh used to say: “Don’t curse the darkness, light the candle.” So instead of concentrating on our weaknesses and failings, why not focus our attention on our Master and the goal of meeting his Radiant Form within? Since we use this mind to create the complicated crazy chaos we call our daily life, why can’t we use it to create a new life that is drenched in the love, peace, and living presence of our Master?
Our Master has taught us how to live and how to achieve our goal. We have to saturate our minds with simran in order to transform our restless, worldly thoughts and change our destination in life. Simran is the only train of thought that can actually transport us out of this physical world, lead us into the Shabd, and carry us beyond the peaks and valleys of the mind to the stars of the inner sky where we long to go.
The events of our future are brighter than we could ever dream! As we journey on, veil after veil will be torn away, revealing more and more light within ourselves. On and on we will travel, drawn deeper and deeper within by the magnetic ringing radiance of the Shabd, until we meet the Radiant Form of our Master. From then on, we will walk with him through the inner realms until we enter the gates of Sach Khand, the realm of light and love from which we came so long ago.
If we could rise up and look down at our millions upon millions of lifetimes in the creation as if on the pages of a huge book, we would see that the story of our life is almost over. All the wild escapades and lost loves, new births and painful deaths in the long novel of our lifetimes, must come to an end. Our protagonist soul has gone through the pits of hell, struggled and suffered in the drama of creation, but in the end, has received the brightest and best of all fates, that of finding a Master.
When we look down at these last few pages of the book of our life, we see that the pages are shining, glowing brighter and brighter the nearer we get to the end. Then we turn the last page and reach the most wondrous, thrilling, happy ending imaginable. We turn to the last page and find that we have won the ultimate prize: a one- way ticket home to the ocean of light, a permanent residence in a realm brighter than billions of suns – where the lover merges into the Beloved, the endless sea of resplendence and bliss. This is the final result of meeting a living Master, falling in love with him, and living his teachings. No greater destiny can befall a soul.
With your inner eye see him,
With your inner ear hear him,
Contemplate on him with your whole mind….
Realize him in his totality,
Let him permeate your entire being –
Let this, O Nama, be the consummation of all your effort.