The Key to Unlock the Inner Door of Spirituality
There has always been a Living Mystic Path of the Masters operating in the world across the many centuries, across the ages of humanity. The Path of the Masters or Way of the Saints is in possession of the key that unlocks the inner door of spirituality: the embodied wisdom of qualified teachers, competent masters, that guide souls into developing their own meditation practice to successfully explore inner space, the path that ascends back to the Supreme Being in the Ocean of Love and Spirit. Here and there, from time to time since the beginning of time schools of spirituality have appeared as Lights in the darkness. Eventually they fade away, or sometimes get commandeered and transformed into more conventional earthly materialistic religions, with their sacred texts edited and their original saints declared to be heretics. As old branches of the mystic tree of life fall to the ground and turn to dust they are replaced with new living branches. “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” (Seneca) Such has been the history of the irrepressible saints and mystics on planet earth, this world of changes (samsara).
Bawa Harnam Singh once asked Hazur Baba Sawan Singh, “‘What difference is there between your faith and Guru Nanak’s teachings?’
“‘None at all’, the Great Master replied. Nanak, Kabir, Dadu, Paltu, Tulsidas, Jagjiwan, Shams Tabriz, Maulana Rumi, Khwaja Hafiz, Mansur, Baba Farid, Mujaddid Al Sani, and all other Saints to whatever country, clime or religion they belonged, preached the same truth. The principles, the method, the teachings always remain the same, though the ‘key’ is transferred from one house to another after some time. It is said that ‘God fulfills Himself in many ways lest one good old custom should corrupt the world’. At one time the ‘key’ to unlock the Inner Door was in the house of Kabir. Then it shifted to Guru Nanak, where it remained for ten generations. Then it went to Tulsi Sahib, from where it came to Swami Ji (Seth Shiv Dayal Ji). This is the law of nature. Change becomes essential after a certain period. You will find that the followers of such great Masters have totally forgotten their real teachings, though it has been only a few centuries since They departed from the world. The method of spiritual exercises, which was the essence of their faith during the time of the previous Masters, is quite unknown to their followers of today.
“‘Now coming back to Sant Mat, it is not a new Path. It is as old as the world, and was born with man. There is one and the same Path for God realization for all times and for all countries and races. Saints have been coming to all countries and in all ages. Their way of life may differ, according to the customs, climate, characteristics and conditions of the country to which they belonged or the time in which they came, but their teachings, whether given in Sanskrit, Persian, Hebrew, Chinese or Arabic, always remain the same.’”