Opinion Op Ed 23 Jan 2019 Living in a land of ...
Sant Rajinder Singhji, head of Sawan Kirpal Ruhani Mission, works towards promoting inner and outer peace. He can be contacted at www.sos.org

Living in a land of love

Published Jan 23, 2019, 2:57 am IST
Updated Jan 23, 2019, 2:57 am IST
If we want to be in the land of love, we should derive maximum benefit from our time with a spiritual master.
The inner journey begins with the inner light. The spiritual master serves as our guide to take us on the inner journey to the eternal home in the land of love. (Photo: Pixabay)
 The inner journey begins with the inner light. The spiritual master serves as our guide to take us on the inner journey to the eternal home in the land of love. (Photo: Pixabay)

Sant Darshan Singh Ji Maharaj wrote the following verse:
I am seeking a land of love
Where there is
only talk of peace and kindness.

This verse describes how a spiritual disciple seeks a land of love. The disciple has lived a life of suffering and has seen the pain that one can undergo in the world. He or she is sick of gossip and hearing the complaints of others, exhausted from arguments, and fed up with violence and hatred. The disciple is tired of being in a land of ego fights, power struggles and territorial battles and wants to live in a land of love.

 

The disciple seeks a place in which the talk is of peace and kindness. The disciple wants to speak and hear sweet and loving words and to enjoy the company of others in a harmonious state. The disciple wonders, “Is there such a place and where can it be found?”

Such a place the disciple is not finding in worldly company. There seems to be nothing but talk of problems.

The disciple wants the company of someone filled with peace. He or she can find that in the company of a spiritual master who has realised God. Such a saint is filled with love, being merged with the source of all love, with God. Thus, in such company only talk about the love of God is taking place. In such company, only kindness is exhibited.

When one comes to a gathering with the master, one only wants to experience a land of love.

There are many opportunities or moments in which one can be transported to this land.

If we want to be in the land of love, we should derive maximum benefit from our time with a spiritual master. We need to come as empty cups ready to receive a sip of love. Think of the time with the spiritual master as moments in which we enter the temple within. If we clear our mind of thoughts of the past or future or of the world and be in a state of loving receptivity, we would be open to receive the grace pouring out. Instead of being critical, complaining, and filled with anger, greed, violence, and ego, we can act with non-violence, kindness, and selflessness. If we become the empty cup waiting to be filled, in a receptive state, we could swim in divine bliss.

The disciple knows there is nothing in the world that will satisfy him or her. There is nothing else in the world that brings lasting intoxication. The disciple has scoured the earth looking for happiness but finds it not and knows that the only lasting joy is in divine love.

The disciple then seeks out the company of the master. That is where one sees glimpses of hope and finds relief from the sufferings of the world. The disciple also knows the importance of going within through meditation.

The inner journey begins with the inner light. The spiritual master serves as our guide to take us on the inner journey to the eternal home in the land of love.

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