SCRIPTURES AROUND THE WORLD ATTEMPTING TO DESCRIBE
THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD WITHIN
There is something that people need, something that they require. Everybody knows it, every single man. Maybe he is Indian, maybe he is American, Japanese, Russian, Chinese, but he requires something and he understands this. What it is he requires, he has never understood. He knows very well that, yes, we all want something very badly. But what? He wants to know the Holy Name. No one has told him, so he doesn't know. He can't even guess about this knowledge.
If you have known this Word, then it is your first and foremost duty to spread this Word, to tell people that, yes, they really have to be elevated and they must know it. Craziness is prevailing in every man. There is no problem. Just have such a firm faith, such a firm foundation that nothing, can shake you.
There is a Divine Light within, but unknowingly man wanders about foolishly outside. O, aspirants listen, that light is our true country. With constant practise the perfect light is realized and complete enlightenment is achieved. The one who realizes it enters into the kingdom of heaven or liberation. Without the grace of a living master, no one can understand this mystery even if one makes countless efforts by himself.
JESUS - JOHN 1:5
God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
JESUS - MATT 6:22
If thine eye be single thy body shall be full of light.
For thou will light my candle: the lord will enlighten my darkness.
God is the lord, which has showed us light.
But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shines more and more unto the perfect day.
After 6 days Jesus took Peter, James and John and brought them up into a high mountain apart and he transfigured. Before them: his face shone, and his rainment was ???? as the light.
LUKE 1: 78-79
Through the tender mercy of our lord: He hath visited us, to give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet in the way of peace.
There is a light that shines beyond all things on earth, beyond the heavens. This is the light that shines in our hearts.
Allah is the light of Heaven and earth, His light shines as a candle niche though no flame has touched its light. Allah guides his light to whom he will. I have seen the light of the lord. He who sees this light, even in dreams will be saved.
Know this pure immortal light; know in truth this pure immortal Light.
Let our meditation be on the glorious light of God. May this light illuminate our minds.
There is a light within all which is the light of all lights. Through this light all living beings have life and the world is illumined.
That is my country where there is neither sunlight or moonlight; without any external light there is always shining the inner light. After reaching that stage, the individual self cannot be born back into the wheel of birth and death. Shall I flail with words, when love has made the space inside me full of light?
In every man there is an eye of the soul, more precious far than ten thousand bodily eyes, for by it truth alone is seen.
There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. The same came to witness about the light, he was not the light, but was sent to bear witness of that light.
And the day of pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled them where they were sitting. And there appeared unto each of them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.
In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehendeth it not. That was the true light, which lighteth every man that comes into the world.
While ye have the light, believe in the light that ye may be children of the light.
BHAGAVAD GITA 13:17
He is the light of all lights which shines beyond the darkness which is dwelling in the heart of all Human Beings, and which can be attained by the Knowledge.
Meditation will fill a man with such a light that the three passions of lust, anger, and ignorance which darken the soul will be extinguished.
There the sun shines not, nor the moon, nor the stars, lightening shines not there and much less earthly fire. From His light all these give light, and His radiance illumines all creation.
I enter unto the secret chamber of my soul, for thou are my helper. And I beheld with the eye of my soul the light unchangeable, above my intelligence. Not the common light which all flesh may see, nor a greater of the same kind; he who knows the truth knows that light, and he who knows that light knows eternity.
A ZEN MASTER
Look within, see your inner being, see your true nature. The light reveals the heart which permeates the cosmos.
THE TIBETAN BOOK OF THE DEAD
This light is thine own consciousness, shining, void, and inseparable from the great body of radiance.
By meditation upon light and upon radiance, knowledge of the spirit can be reached and thus peace can be achieved.
When the divine sight is opened, all appear as equal and one, and there remains no distinction of good and bad, high and low.
SRI GURU GRANTH SAHIB
The light of the lord's name is permeating all. Let us serve the venerable Lord, the Inner Knower, whose light is diffused in all hearts. He who continually hears and believes, see the Lord's light.
HATHA YOGA PRADIPIKA
Direct your inner gaze upon the light within. Some confuse themselves by the alluring promises of the shastras and tantras, others by the Vedic karmas, and still others by logic. None of them recognizes the real value of the technique, by the aid oof which one can cross the ocean of existence.
BAHA 'U ' LLAH
Deprive yourselves not of the unfading and resplendent light that shineth within the lamp of divine glory. Let the flame of the love of God burn brightly within your radiant hearts.
GURU GOVIND SINGH
The dawn of Heaven's Light makes one a worshipper of Truth alone. The blossoming of loving devotion makes one forget lifeless objects of adoration. The knowledge of Him shows the futility of all rites and rituals. The manifestation of the holy light within, distinguishes the pure from the impure.
THE AQUARIAN GOSPEL OF JESUS THE CHRIST 75:24-26
God did not send his son to judge the world; he sent him forth to save the world; to bring men to the light. But men love not the light, for light reveals their wickedness; men love the dark. Now, every one who loves the truth comes to the light; he does not fear to have his works made manifest.
The sun is bright by day, the moon shines by night, the warrior is bright in his armour, the Bramana is bright in his meditation; but BUDDA the awakened one is bright with splendor day and night. This Noble Truth was not among the doctrines handed down … but there arose the eye within me, there arose the knowledge within me. There arose the understanding, there arose the light. - from a sermon at Benares, India.
In every heart there is light:
In the light art thou.
By the Light that is of God himself is every soul illumined: But this divine light becomes manifest only by the Guru's Grace.
GURU MAHARAJ JI
Though all of us read the scriptures and recite them to others, if we do not try to see during our lifetimes the Light which the scriptures instructed us to know, what then is the benefit of such reading or reciting to others?
The wise saint listens to the Divine Music. Meditating on the subtle sound vibrations and realizing the heavenly harmony. O saints, the sound of heavenly harmony is very sweet and melodious. By my own experience the mind completely merges into pure consciousness.
And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps.
ST JOHN OF THE CROSS
In that knowledge of the Divine Light, the soul is able to hear a harmony of sublimest music, surpassing all concerts and melodies of the world.
The devotee catches strains if the simple one's celestial music, and his mind is lit up with knowledge divine.
SAM VEDA 15:3
The whole universe is resounding with the sound and thou has only to open the door of your ears. If you do this you will hear the Perpetual and unending sound. It is infinite and has no beginning and no end. Without this eternal sound the world could not have come into existence. Hold communion with the melodious sound, the expression of the infinite, and lose yourself in it. The Supreme rests in your heart. There is a glorious music within you.
Have you not heard the tune which the unstruck music is playing? In the midst of the chamber of the harp of joy is gently and sweetly played, and where is the need of going without to hear it? This is the music from the strings no one touches.
A ZEN MASTER
Hear the inner music, bathe in the center of sound, hear their composite central sound thus experience omnipresence.
Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O Lord in the Light of thy countenance. In thy name shall they rejoice all the day: and in thy righteousness shall they be exalted.
Behold their sitting down, and their rising up; I am their music.
BAHA 'U' LLAH
Stop thine ears that thou mayest harken unto the sweet melody.
Perhaps you only know the music of man and not that of earth. Even if you have heard of the music of earth you have not heard the music of heaven.
IMITATION OF CHRIST
Blessed are their eyes that gladly hear the pulse of Divine whisper.
BUDDHIST SURANGAMA SUTRA
Thy do you not learn from your own self by listening to the sound of the natural law within you?
If you want the truth, I'll tell you the truth: Listen to the secret sound, the real sound, which is inside you. The one no-one talks of speaks the secret sound to himself, and He has made it all. The harmony played at thy door, becomes manifest in my heart.
TIBETAN BOOK OF THE DEAD
From the midst of that radiance, the natural sound of Reality, reverberating like a thousand thunders simultaneously sounding, will come. That is the natural sound of thine own real self.
The rosary of the Divine name moves within you constantly day and night. With every moment meditate on this holy word unceasingly and forsake all attachments to worldly objects. Brahmanand says by remembering this holy word one attains the supreme abode and becomes free from birth and death. The word is spoken without tongue, without teeth, and does not stop for a moment while awake or in sleep. The moment there is a sincere aspiration in a devotee to know, its secret can be revealed by a true master.
By the word of the Lord were the heavens made.
UNI = ONE
VERSE = WORD
JESUS - JOHN 1:1-4
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God.
JESUS - LUKE 8
The Kingdom of heaven is like the mustard seed. And the seed is the Word of God. The sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some seed fell by the wayside and was trodden under foot, and the birds of the air ate it up. And other seed fell upon rock, and as soon as it had sprung up it withered away, because it had no moisture. And other seed fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up with it and choked it. And other seed fell upon good ground, and sprang, up and yielded fruit a hundredfold. (His disciples asked. the meaning of the parable and He said…) Now the parable is this: the seed is the word of God. And those by the wayside are they who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the Word from their heart, that they may not believe and be saved. Now those upon the rock are those who when they have heard, receive the Word with joy; end these have no root, but believe for a while, but then in time of temptation fall away. And that which fell among thorns, these are they who have heard, and as they go their way are choked by the cares and riches and pleasures of life, and their fruit does not ripen. But that upon good ground, these are they who, with a right and good heart, having heard the Word, hold it fast, and bear fruit with patience.
For our heart shall rejoice in Him, because we have trusted in His Holy Name. Mine eyes prevent the night watches, that I might meditate on Thy Word.
But He said, Yea, rather blessed are they that hear the word of God and keep it.
JESUS - JOHN 8
If you live in my Word,
Then you are my disciples,
And you shall know the truth,
And the truth shall set you free.
Put whoso keepeth his Word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: whereby we know that we are in Him. He that saith he abideth in Him ought himself to live even as He lived.
The word is very near to thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it.
THE BHAGAVAD GITA
Oh Arjuna, my name is unspeakable and that is supremely Divine substance which does not Perish.
ST JOHN OF THE CROSS
The sweet word of God, which is full of blessing and glory and of the delicate love of God for the soul. The father uttered one Word; that word is His Son, and He utters Him forever in everlasting silence; and in silence the soul has to hear it.
RABBI PHINEAS BEN JAIR
In this age, the prayer of Israel is not heard, because they do not know the unpronounceable word. But in the age to come, God will reveal it to them.
"Chants and rites are not worth a single dime so says Kabir. Don't waste your time unless you know God's Word. Without his silent Word you will never get across the seas of death. By communion with the name of God, a man can manifest supernatural power, he can understand the mysteries of the heaven and the earth, and the earthly regions and higher worlds are revealed by communion with the Name, man can escape the clutches of death, O Nanak. The Perfect Master's devotees live in perpetual ecstacy, for the name washes away all sin and sorrow.
The name and the object named, though similar in significance, are allied as master and servant one to the other. The Lord appears in person at the very mention of His name. Name and form are the two attributes of God; both of them are ineffable and beginningless and can be rightly understood only by means of experience and good intelligence. It is presumptuous on one's part to declare as to which is inferior or superior. Hearing the distinctive merits of both, pious souls will judge for themselves. Forms are found to be subordinate to the name; without the name you cannot come to the knowledge of form. Typical forms cannot be identified, even if they be in your hand, without knowing their name. And if the name is remembered even without seeing the form, the latter flashes on the mind with a special liking for it. The mystery of name and form is a tale which cannot be described in words; though delightful to comprehend. Between the unqualified absolute and qualified Divinity, the name is a good intermediary; it is a clever interpreter revealing the truth of both.
Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.
Let us praise the name of the Lord: for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above the heaven and earth.
And he said unto them, when you pray, say, Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, an earth as it is in heaven…
JESUS - JOHN 17
Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. And I have declared. unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love that thou has loved me with may be in them, and I in them.
Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, be the word of God, which lives and abideth forever. For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withers and the flower falls away: But the word of the lord endures forever.
The Word is everlasting Brahman; the Word is the highest and when that sacred Word is known, longings are fulfilled.
TAO the CHING
The name that can be named is not the constant name. The nameless was the beginning of heaven and earth. The named was the mother of the myriad. creatures.
CONFESSION OF ST. AUGUSTINE - BOOK X
I Love thee Lord, thou has stricken my heart with thy word.
MARPA THE TRANSLATOR
The secret of the body, of the word and heart of God, his innermost word is the steed of the Bodhisattvas.
Its name is formless. Its name is soundless. Its name is bodiless.
All the names of God are tongue touched, but the Shadb-Brahm (holy name of God) has never been touched by the tongue of any man.
HADITH OF THE PROPHET
There is a means of polishing all things, whereby rust may be removed. The means of polishing the heart is the name of Allah.
It is better to be possessed by the name, than to possess the name. All things are of one spirit. It is the name already realized by all the Buddhas.
GURU MAHARAJ JI 1967 aged 9
It is said, "My form is such that even the brilliance of one thousand suns can never equal it." If His form is so magnificent and if we have such a desire to know it, what's the trouble? Know him. Know His Name. Even though God is one, He pervades everywhere, so what is His real form? If you want to know His true name (word) and see His true form, then take refuge in Guru Maharaj Ji. When you have this Knowledge you will not need to know anything else. You will know why this body has been given to you. God is in your heart. Look into it and you will find him. And how to look into it, this is the Knowledge. True meditation is like concentration. You take your whole self and merge it into one point, that perfect vibration of pure energy inside you. 'Then you do that, that finite thing, which is you, changes over to infinite.
CONSIDER HOLY NAME
BE WITHIN IT'S EMBRACE.
SEE, IT IS SO HUMBLE,
THE SERVANTS OF THE LORD.
IT ALONE IS THE TRUE SERVANT,
NEVER GIVING THOUGHT TO REWARD
IT ALONE DOES NOT HESITATE
FROM FEAR OF REJECTION
HERE IT IS ALWAYS READY TO
TEACH YOU THE LESSON OF PURE
GURU MAHARAJ JI
O saints, now hear me on the mystery of the technique of drinking nectar. This technique is very important. It is the mother of yogis. He who practises this regularly will cross the ocean of birth and death. Meditate on the nectar within drink nectar, you will forget your external existence and merge into the Supreme being.
Drink waters out of thine own cistern, and waters out of thine on well.
JOHN 4: 13-14
Jesus answered and said to her, whosoever drinks of this water shall thirst again: But whosoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.
ST JOHN OF THE CROSS
This awakening is a movement of the word in the depth of the soul, of such intimate sweetness, that it seems to the soul that all the balms and perfumed spices and flowers in the world are mingled and shaken and revolved together to give that sweetness. In this Divine union the soul tastes a marvellous sweetness and spiritual delight, and finds true rest and Divine Light.
THE BHAVAGAD GITA
Those who fully partake of this nectar are extremely dear to me.
You will enter gardens watered by running streams in which you shall abide forever; that is the supreme triumph.
Nectar when tasted is a speedy antidote to all poison. He who drinketh it shall became intoxicated . Let the mouth remain closed to idle conversation. If you have not drunk of the nectar of that one love, what deliverance if though should purge yourselves of all stains.
It is only by the grace of the guru that one is filled with the love of god and one tastes the sweet nectar and is absorbed in the Lord. Tasting sweet nectar the soul is filled with bliss.
PAUL - CORINTHIANS 10
And all did drink the same spiritual drink; for they drank of that spiritual rock that followed them: and that rock was Christ.
SHRI MAD BHAGVAT
He who has quenched his thirst with nectar craves no other drink.
Drink the sweet honey that steeps the petals of the lotus of the heart.
There is a water that flows down from heaven, to cleanse the world of sin by grace divine.
BUDDA, SUTRA OF THE GOLDEN LIGHT
I have fully revealed the vessal of nectar juice.
SHRI GURU GRANTH SAHIB
The thirsty man has obtained God's water, the Divine Nectar, and all his thirst is quenched.
TIBETAN BOOK OF THE GREAT LIBERATION
Drink ye deeply of the nectar of the stream of consciousness.
You know, I tell you different things, but really what I want you to do is try to experience Knowledge by yourselves. Realize it for yourselves because this Knowledge is completely universal. Its within every human being. The only problem is to dig it out. It's like, there is water underground, but you have to dig it out of yourselves. And it's just so beautiful, it's just so fantastic. Its really incredible when the whole thing gets into a flow. You can't go into much explanation about that, because there isn't much explanation. It's a practical experience. And something which is a practical experience has to be practically realized. You originated from that point, and you have to go back there. That is where completeness is. This is where you always wanted to be, and this is where you are going to be. Like, you're part of it. Here is a huge river just flowing along so fast. But when it merges with the ocean, that's it. It all just merges into one big beautiful thing. This is how the saints describe it, something within inside of us wants to go and meet it, to be one with it. There where we want to merge, its all love. This is what we want to reach, premies. So, same old story, goes back to you. Completely up to you. Thank you very much.
Guru Maharaj Ji 8/24/74 L. A. aged 16
This is the Kingdom of Heaven, when this peace and harmony become one to the hearts when there is incredible love- so much, so much love that it is completely indescribable. You might be surprised that this Knowledge is free of charge. Just try to understand. A man can live without gold, but cannot live without food. Yet food is much cheaper than gold. He can live without food for a few days, but he cannot live without water as long. Yet water is cheaper than food. He can live without water for a day or two but he cannot live as long without air which is free. This Knowledge is the most valuable. Because you must practice Knowledge. Because ou must know this Knowledge, it has been made absolutely free for you.
Guru Maharaj Ji
So … before it becomes too late
And you will really Illuminate!