A Present-Tense Access to the Heavens Instead of the Future-Access-Only Doctrine of Conventional Religions
“In this life, the concept of salvation all describe;
To meet the Lord by dying while living*, none discloses.
They all speak of the goal of salvation after death;
How to attain it while living, no one says.
Were they to reveal the method of achieving release while living,
Then alone would Tulsi be convinced of their words.
Who speaks, after seeing with their own eyes, and teach the method of salvation during life,
They are of the stage and stature of Saints, for they reveal the quintessence of the soul.”
— Saint Tulsi Sahib
* NOTE: “die while living” or “death before dying”: a popular saying used by Sants and Sufi poets espousing the view that rising above body-consciousness or soul travel during meditation practice is a preparation or rehearsal for the afterlife. Hazrat Sultan Bahu: “Let us die before dying, O Bahu, only then is the Lord attained.”