Don't Let A single Day in Your Life Pass Without Meditation - Baba Devi Sahab
- Don't Let A Single Day of Your Life Pass Without Meditation - Entry for October 17, 2007
Sayings of Baba Devi Sahab Part IV
[Following is an English rendering of sayings of Baba Devi Sahab of Muradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India as published in Part II of the book (in Hindi) titled "Satsanga Yog" written by Maharshi Mehi Paramhans ji Maharaj, one of the all time greatest exponents of Santmat. Baba Devi Sahab was the Guru of Maharshi Mehi Paramhans ji Maharaj
Translated by Pravesh K. Singh]
contd. From Part-III
From the Preface to "Baal Kaa Aadi Aur Uttar Kaa Ant" of Sant Tulsi Sahab:
Sages and sants adopt the straight & simple way of living and preach us to meditate with surat (concentrated or focussed, alert attention); this meditation can be practised in any posture sitting or reclining, and by anyone whether a follower of Vedic Religion, Islam or Christianity whatever. What is important is not to live a single day in life without practising meditation, all the experiences of pains & pleasures of the world, one has to go through, notwithstanding.
They (these sages & sants) have the briefest or the shortest principle one which is not found in any of the languages such as Sanskrit, Arabic, Persian, Jewish etc., and which has not seen the light of any printing press, but the one whose copy is found inside all human beings and which is written about in fourteen pages (meaning "found in the fourteen planes of creations" as described earlier in Part II). Unless and until one practises (meditation) within or inside (oneself), one would not be able to learn even the ABC or the alphabets or to read this (principle).
The common message that all the sants have to give is that whatever inside or outside can be seen (comes into sight gross or subtle), and as far as there is "roop" (form or shape), all is illusory and impermanent; beyond this (roop) is a realm which has never been born and will never die or be destroyed. That alone is truth. It is indestructible. It has no colour, no shape/form, and no particular name; but it is something which can be perceived or understood and, therefore, is entitled to be described or explained with the help of a (symbolic) name. Jiv is a part (inseparable part) of it, because jiv, too, is indestructible. Merging this (jiv) into that (God) is known as internal satsang and where (in the outside world) spiritual people gather together to discuss (this principle) is called external satsang. Those persons who live and practise in accordance with this tradition and principle are called sadhu (sages), and those who have reached or raised themselves into that realm, where the truth alone exists, are called sant (the English word `saint', though close and the nearest match, is not an exact translation of the Hindi or Sanskrit word `sant').
There are only two, not many, means for practice (of meditation) among sants one is `drishti' (sight or vision) and the other is `shabd' (sound or word).
The loftiest or the highest outcome of adopting and following the ways of these (sants) is that it takes one beyond `aawaagaman' (the repetitive cycles of birth & death)
... to be contd.