In the Beginning was the Word

From a talk by Sant Kirpal Singh, Vancouver Nov 9th, 1972

The Absolute God, who did not come into expression, nobody has seen so far in life. That is only a question that blocks you within your own self. When God wanted: ”I am One and wish to be many,” that Power came into expression, that is called Word or Naam or Shabd, which is the maker of all creation. So the Wordless and Nameless, when it came into expression, is called Word or Naam or Shabd or Kalma, which is the cause of creation of all the universe.

As He wanted: ”I am One and wish to be many,” there was vibration. Vibration results in two things: light and sound. God is Light. God is ”Music of the Spheres.” He is Nada. So all Masters expressed that God is Light. ”The Word is a lamp unto my feet and light on the way,” and Guru Nanak also says the same thing, all others say it. Mohammedan Saints tell: ”He is all Light, Noor!” Kabir says: ”From one light, all this creation came into being.” Guru Nanak says: ”If we come in contact with that Power, we see light comparing to billions and trillions of suns rising together.”

So this is the awakening that the Masters have at the very outset, in the beginning. They come as made. What for? Just to bring the children of God home, you see. So the primal manifestation of God is called Word or Naam, which is the cause of all creation. The Bible says: ”In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by Him, and without Him was not anything made that was made.” This God-into-expression Power, when He manifested, there was vibration, which resulted in two things: Light and Sound. So the two aspects of the God-into-expression Power are Light and Sound.

Saints and Sages have given millions of names to express this God-into-expression Power. Some say He is Soami. Soami means ‘Lord’. Some say they are Anaam. Anaam means ‘Nameless’. Some say It is Agam and Alakh, incomprehensible and ineffable. Some say It is the Sat Purusha, the eternal reality, and there are many qualitative names, hundreds and thousands are there to have sweet remembrance of God.


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