When Fruit Is Ripe
A letter from Baba Jaimal Singh Ji to his disciple Sawan Singh:
Hazur Din Dayal is always with you in the form of Shabd Dhun. He is doing what he wants to do. You should not argue or put in your point of view. You should remain within the instructions of the Satguru and also attend to worldly work. When the fruit is ripe, it drops of itself from the tree, without causing any harm or pain either to itself or to the tree.… But if the fruit is plucked while it is still immature, it shrinks and dies. And the branch of the tree or the stem of the creeper from which it is plucked by force, begins to water, and the fruit cannot be used.
If you come across a perfect Master while you are in the human body, then you have achieved everything. This is the fruit. To obey the words of the Master is like the ripening of the fruit. To attend to bhajan and simran every day to the best of one’s capacity is like watering the fruit. To become one with or to be merged in the Shabd Dhun is the falling of the fruit after maturity. Then nobody suffers.…
The world, the family, parents, wife, wealth, property, worldly glory, all these constitute the tree. The love and attachment of the mind and the surat is the fruit attached to this tree. When the mind will obey the commands of the Satguru and not transgress his words (bachan), then it will love the Shabd Dhun, [and] the surat will take on the form of the Shabd Dhun.… Then the ripened fruit will fall of itself.… Listen every day to the Shabd Dhun as long as you can. One day you will reach Sach Khand.