A letter from the Great Master to his disciple
You have expressed your inner feelings so clearly. You ask, “Why did you ever accept such an individual?” Dear soul, the Master makes no mistakes in selecting persons for initiation. Only they receive the initiation whom their Maker wishes to bring back to him. He reveals the secret of the sound current to his chosen few.
The number one sign of his being merciful to anyone is that He creates in him dissatisfaction with the worldly routine and a longing to seek the truth. The second sign is that he brings him in touch with a Master. The third sign is that the Master imparts to him the secret of the sound current. The fourth sign is that the initiate works diligently and faithfully on the sound current and starts his spiritual journey. In the presence of these signs, where is the room for feeling self-disgusted?
The world is a thick forest, thickly populated, where all have lost their way and are ceaselessly and aimlessly running about, life after life, harassed by the great dacoits: lust, greed, anger, attachment and pride. The remarkable thing about these dacoits is that people associate with them joyfully and, knowing that the result of their association is suffering, have not the courage to dissociate themselves from them. They eat the poison, cry, and eat the poison again. Lucky is he who begins to understand the game of these dacoits; luckier is he who tries to dissociate himself from them; and luckiest is he who meets a master-guide and is put by him on the path of the sound current that leads him out of this wilderness to his eternal home of peace and bliss in Sach Khand.
By and by, with the increase of time in simran and the hearing of the sound current, the scattered attention will vacate the body and come in concentration in the eye centre.
So with love and faith, continue your practices; and watch that, when in practice, the mind stays inside and does not run out, and if it runs out, put it back in simran or the sound current as the case may be. Everything will turn out all right. When you notice the coming of anger, begin the repetition of the names. As your meditation will improve, the anger and ego will also disappear.
You are right when you say that the intellectual side of the science is far less important than the meditation. The whole secret – the knowledge, the substance and the cherished treasure – lies inside, and without going inside it cannot be had, and the eye that is to see it is also inside.
Reading of scriptures, discussion of philosophies, and recitation of prayers is like churning of water from which nothing but foam comes out. Going within and rising on the sound current is the churning of milk from which butter comes out. The primary effort of man, therefore, should be to vacate the body below the eyes and sit inside, in the eye centre, and dig up the hidden treasure.
The Master, from the time of initiation, is within you and watches you and gives necessary guidance, all of which you do not see. When you will go with him and cross the stars, the sun, and the moon, and meet the Radiant Form of the Master, he will talk to you as we talk to each other outside, and he will be with you always and answer all your enquiries.
Maharaj Sawan Singh, Spiritual Gems