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Master M. on Incarnation of "God" and the Radhasoami Gurus

Nov 10, 2002 06:46 AM
by Daniel H. Caldwell

Mahatma Letter No. 40

. . . Suby Ram [Rai Salig Ram] -- a truly good man -- yet a devotee 
of another error. Not his guru's voice -- his own. The voice of a 
pure, unselfish, earnest soul, absorbed in misguided, misdirected 
mysticism. Add to it a chronic disorder in that portion of the brain 
which responds to clear vision and the secret is soon told: that 
disorder was developed by forced visions; by hatha yog and prolonged 
asceticism. S. Ram is the chief medium and at same time the principal 
magnetic factor, who spreads his disease by infection -- 
unconsciously to himself; who innoculates with his vision all the 
other disciples. There is one general law of vision (physical and 
mental or spiritual) but there is a qualifying special law proving 
that all vision must be determined by the quality or grade of man's 
spirit and soul, and also by the ability to translate divers 
qualities of waves of astral light into consciousness. There is but 
one general law of life, but innumerable laws qualify and determine 
the myriads of forms perceived and of sounds heard. There are those 
who are willingly and others who are unwillingly -- blind. Mediums 
belong to the former, sensitives to the latter. Unless regularly 
initiated and trained -- concerning the spiritual insight of things 
and the supposed revelations made unto man in all ages from Socrates 
down to Swedenborg and "Fern" -- no self-tutored seer or clairaudient 
ever saw or heard quite correctly. 

No harm and much instruction may come to you by joining his 
[Radhasoami] Society. Go on until he demands what you will be obliged 
to refuse. Learn and study. You are right: they [Salig Ram and his 
devotees] say and affirm that the one and only God of the Universe 
was incarnated in their guru [Shiv Dayal Singh, the acknowledged 
founder of Radhasoami], and were such an individual to exist he would 
certainly be higher than any "planetary." But they are idolators, my 
friend. Their guru was no initiate only a man of extraordinary purity 
of life and powers of endurance. He had never consented to give up 
his notions of a personal god and even gods though offered more than 
once. He was born an orthodox Hindu and died a self-reformed Hindu, 
something like Kechub-Ch-Sen but higher purer and with no ambition to 
taint his bright soul. Many of us have regretted his self-delusion 
but he was too good to be forcibly interfered with. Join them and 
learn -- but remember your sacred promise to K.H. . . . M.

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