Commentary on the Anurag Sagar (Kabir’s Ocean of Love)

“Closing the eyes, you see the scenes inside with the inner eye. Closing the outer ears, you hear the inner Sound. Without the help of the outer feet, you have to retrace the consciousness from the feet to behind the eyes.* Without the hands of the physical body, you do many tasks on the inner world. Only a rare person can accomplish all this by surrendering to Sat Guru. Following the method given by Sat Guru, this rare disciple becomes consciously dead before death** and reaches the final stage ‘Anami Desh’ [Nameless Realm] after traversing the inner path with the help of the Sound Current [inner Sound Meditation, Surat Shabd Yoga]. There is only happiness there.” (Baba Kehar Singh’s commentary on the Anurag Sagar, volume one)

* The Third Eye Center, seat of the soul.

* This sentence reminds me of saying 17 of the Gospel of Thomas: “I will give you what no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, what no hand has touched, what has not occurred to the human mind”, as well as a verse of mystic poetry from Guru Nanak:

“We speak without tongue,
we see without eyes,
we hear without ears,
we walk without feet, and
we work without hands.”

** “Consciously dead before death” in other words means, rising above body-consciousness during meditation practice and experiencing the beyond. “Die while living” and “death before dying” are popular expressions 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.”

Baba Kehar Singh: “Shabad (‘Word’) is the Creator of the whole world. It is also its operator. It is this very Word which produces Sound behind our eyes. When we get the initiation from a Saint, practice Naam simaran to retrace our consciousness from toes to a spot behind the eyes, only then something is accomplished.”



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