Kirpal Singh

It is up to us …

False pride of worldly possession or pelf, assumed superiority because of Spiritual Knowledge or intellectual attainments, vanity of earthly things and status may turn astray the mind of the Spiritual Aspirant, yet in course of time all these vanish into thin air.

On the other hand, a heart full of reverential humility is a fit receptacle for His Grace, a receptacle which when filled to overflowing runneth over on its own to others.

For a humble person no sacrifice is too great in the large interests of Spiritual Development; whereas a proud person would endlessly await and even miss the chance when offered. Time and tide wait for no man.

Human birth is a priceless asset granted by Providence in the ascending scale of evolution and its highest object is Spiritual Perfection, for which all of us are here. Fortunate are those who are spotted, singled out and initiated into the Mysteries of the Beyond, and are linked with the Divine Attributes of Holy Light and Celestial Sound.

It is now up to us to make hay while the sun shines. If we take but one step forward, He will come a million steps to receive and to greet us.

The very idea of attaining Spiritual Perfection is a happy augury and a happy prelude to the greatest venture in one’s life.

It is the Divine Mercy which, when stirred, brings about such a sublime thought.

This grand Mystery of Life cannot be resolved by intellectual attainments or by sophisticated reasoning which may bring in knowledge but not wisdom, and which also may induce that pride of learning and leadership making it all the more difficult to enter the Kingdom of God.


Source: ‘Seven Paths to Perfection – Chapter IV: Loving Humility,’ by Kirpal Singh, 1894–1974.