ISTAuk

The International Spiritual Truth Association

~ Serving Humanity Through Spirituality ~

ISTAuk

The International Spiritual Truth Association

~ Serving Humanity Through Spirituality ~

Holy Masters

Holy Masters, Perfect Saints or Divine Prophets have always visited humanity in order to help sincere seekers of the Holy Truth find salvation from human suffering and the cycle of births & deaths, that trap human beings in karmic Creation. They include many famous or well-known names, such as Jesus Christ, The Buddha, Lord Krishna, the Sikh Gurus, Prophet Mohammad, Sant Kabir Sahib, Mahavira, Lao Tzu, Prophet Zoroaster, Prophet Moses, Great Master of Sant Mat, Haidakhan Baba Ji, Baba Ji of Beas, Sant Ishwar Puri Ji, Supreme Master Ching Hai, and many more…

Historically, Holy Masters often appeared in different societies, at the same time, and gave Their sacred teachings according to the peoples they served. Thus… it is the same today as it was in the past – with the five Holy Masters we support (though three are more accessible) – currently performing the same role, worldwide… So click on each to find out more…

 

The Mangalacharan Prelude

(Hymn of Praise)

The Mangalacharan literally means a prayer for benediction (blessing). It is used to bless the success of any holy venture and is a tradition among Perfect Saints, Holy Masters and others – recited before one undergoes a special journey, venture, mission or teaching, etc. It is an offering of what one is about to do, in the service of the Lord, to the Lord Itself for blessing. Hence, we have included it here to invoke the Lord’s blessings upon our Holy Mission. It is a recognition & praise of the Holy Truth of the Supreme Lord, and the Holy Masters.

So here it is, in best translation (taken from the original Sanskrit):

To the Holy Masters, and the Lord, do I pay great homage;

By Whose grace have many awoken.

Again and again do I bow my head;

In recognition that the Satguru (Holy Master) is the true Lord Himself.

From the beginning of Creation, from the start of the Ages,

Is He the great Anami Purush (the nameless highest Lord, or Supreme

   Being of the Kingdom of God).

Leaving His own realm, in the form of a Holy Master, does He come

   here for us, in every Age.

And into His boat has He taken (helped) many souls - just like us,

To cross the ocean of the world, in the company of the Lord;

And the Shabd (Holy Spirit) does He firmly fix in our being;

And the truth about the Surat (soul) does He graciously tell us.

Indeed, from the sea of suffering (karmas & retribution) does He

   truly save us.

Thus, what words can I say in praise of Him? My tongue knows none.

Millions of times do I bow to the Holy Master,

And hundreds of millions of times do I pay my homage to Him;

For the true Lord resides within Him,

And the fountain of devotion does He awaken within our hearts.

Only the highest truth, does He teach –

That which neither the Vedas (holy texts) nor the scriptures

even know of.

Indeed, beyond the realms of illusion does He mercifully take us;

And shows us the land of the freed souls (3rd realm).

He tells us of Sat Purush (the true Lord of the 4th realm),

Who resides at the gateway to the Kingdom of God,

Where Saints and souls ever enjoy great bliss;

Where the veena (violin) plays wondrous tunes,

And the souls all chant in praise and joy.

Further on is the abode of Alakh Purush (the Invisible Lord of the

   5th realm, Sat Lok),

Where the saved souls, alone, behold the real essence.

Beyond that is the breath-taking Agam Lok (the Inaccessible Region),

Where disciples of the Holy Masters alone find access.

From there is seen the eternal tower of Anami Lok (Radha Soami);

And most bewitching is that wondrous palace.

Where souls behold the darshan (beauty) of the Supreme Lord.

Thus... in profound rapture does the soul advance,

To merge in the Anami Purush (the nameless Supreme Being);

Never to suffer again - all this does the Holy Master ensure for us!

To the Holy Masters, and the Lord, do I pay great homage;

By Whose grace have many awoken.

Again and again do I bow my head;

In recognition that the Satguru (Holy Master) is the true Lord Himself.

From the beginning of Creation, from the start of the Ages,

Is He the great Anami Purush (the nameless highest Lord, or Supreme

    Being of the Kingdom of God).

Leaving His own realm, in the form of a Holy Master, does He come

here for us, in every Age.

And into His boat has He taken (helped) many souls – just like us,

To cross the ocean of the world, in the company of the Lord;

And the Shabd (Holy Spirit) does He firmly fix in our being;

And the truth about the Surat (soul) does He graciously tell us.

Indeed, from the sea of suffering (karmas & retribution) does He

    truly save us.

Thus, what words can I say in praise of Him? My tongue knows none.

Millions of times do I bow to the Holy Master,

And hundreds of millions of times do I pay my homage to Him;

For the true Lord resides within Him,

And the fountain of devotion does He awaken within our hearts.

Only the highest truth, does He teach –

That which neither the Vedas (holy texts) nor the scriptures

    even know of.

Indeed, beyond the realms of illusion does He mercifully take us;

And shows us the land of the freed souls (3rd realm).

He tells us of Sat Purush (the true Lord of the 4th realm),

Who resides at the gateway to the Kingdom of God,

Where Saints and souls ever enjoy great bliss;

Where the veena (violin) plays wondrous tunes,

And the souls all chant in praise and joy.

Further on is the abode of Alakh Purush (the Invisible Lord of the

    5th realm, Sat Lok),

Where the saved souls, alone, behold the real essence.

Beyond that is the breath-taking Agam Lok (the Inaccessible Region),

Where disciples of the Holy Masters alone find access.

From there is seen the eternal tower of Anami Lok (Radha Soami);

And most bewitching is that wondrous palace.

Where souls behold the darshan (beauty) of the Supreme Lord.

Thus… in profound rapture does the soul advance,

To merge in the Anami Purush (the nameless Supreme Being);

Never to suffer again – all this does the Holy Master ensure for us!

The Monk With No Name

(Brief Biography)

Born in London, England in c.1969 to a wealthy noble family of mixed ethnicity, “The Monk” as he is now known grew up in Harrow, North London and was a quiet withdrawn child from birth – sensitive and studious. His parents were both spiritual and scientific in their approach to life, with no connection with other relatives due to the political climate of the time, as both were refugees from political unrest in their respective countries. Hence, they lived a quiet life in England, completely isolated from other relatives, as post war UK citizens, among other diplomatic friends. “The Monk’s” mother was a nurse & homemaker, and his father a businessman, scholar and pilot. Thus… coming from both a religious and a scientific background, “The Monk”embraced both.

As a reclusive child, he spent most of his time in his large attic room studying or contemplating spiritual, philosophical and scientific matters – looking for answers to life’s perplexing problems, such as “why do some human beings enjoy inflicting pain upon others – even innocent others – in the name of power, anger, pride or greed, etc. without feeling bad about it? How do they justify that and then sleep well at night, even boasting of their immoral actions? And how is it that the materially successful can enjoy their life of privilege & wealth while happily seeing those who struggle to even eat every day, due to the unjust poverty system of ‘materially-centred economics’ – where human exploitation (modern slavery) for mere profit is acceptable in modern “civilised” societies, instead of a fair distribution of wealth, resources and opportunities. It’s as if some humans were somehow looked upon as less human than those others who happen to be in privileged positions?” At other times he would seek answers to “why are we ‘alive’ and ‘conscious’ when most of the universe appears to be mere non-living unconscious matter?” And similarly, “what happens after death? Were the past Holy Masters, Saints and Prophets right about their teachings, philosophies, etc.?”

You can imagine how a young child, consumed with these queries, while his peers were out playing games, dancing at discos/parties, and chasing girls or boys, must have looked to his peers. Yet, despite being considered strange at best, or weird at worst, he was still liked for being handsome, kind and helpful, while also exhibiting calm, great intelligence and quiet confidence. Though mostly alone or alienated, with few friends, if that, he was not deterred from his serious quest for answers and so associated with much older citizens, from both lay and professional backgrounds, to better understand life, while enjoying all learning activities, puzzles, poetry, music, nature and athletics in preference to socialising. This shaped the boy who was to become “The Monk With No Name”.

In his teens he began a more earnest enquiry about true spirituality, following an incident in which he experienced inner vision and wisdom. He used to worship every morning at a shrine he built in his bedroom to honour all the past holy teachers and religions that he knew of, paying homage and thanks to each one in turn, as well as pleading with each for the ultimate truth. It was during one of his morning worships that a profound experience, that sent him on a mission of high truth-seeking, happened, around the age of 18.

From then on – while studying a degree in medicine, and doing home study in physics, he began an earnest mission to find the ultimate Truth for himself, by visiting each Holy Temple, Mosque, Church, Gurdwara, etc. in London to question the senior preachers for answers. This continued for over two years till all known places were visited, but no satisfactory answers were found. Instead, their lack of answers alienated him from these cultural religions or institutions.

Then one day, while sitting on the edge of his bed crying for the truth, with eyes closed but facing his home-made shrine, that a spectacular answer came before him, in the form of a powerful vision in which all the holy figures he had been worshipping appeared before him, as dazzling light forms, which then suddenly came together as one powerful light with the words “All is one” echoing inside his head, followed by the telepathic words of “look to the right”, which he did. Nothing obvious was there to his right except some spiritual books that he was yet to read. The topmost book became obvious as he cleared his eyes of tears and it was titled, “Liberation of the Soul”, a ‘Sant Mat’ book of the ‘Science of the Soul’ following, also known as ‘Radha Soami Mat’. He then picked up the book and started reading. Almost immediately he felt a strange sensation of peace and resonating agreement in his heart, which spurred him on to read more. As he read on, he found a deep & natural recognition in his heart that what was being explained there was the highest truth, embracing all true faiths and teachings.

From then on he sought out the group that were quietly following a Perfect Living Master of the time and visited them in an old large house where followers would discretely meet up for spiritual talks and listening to recorded lectures by the living Holy Master of the time. Impressed by their simplicity, morality and high-level unbiased teaching, he pursued the Path of Sant Mat (Path of the Saints) himself. After around a year or so, the newly affirmed Holy Master was to visit England, and so “The Monk” made arrangements to see Him in a lecture hall in Birmingham, where the Master was due to speak to the crowd. Upon seeing the Master for the first time, a miracle connection occurred and “The Monk” asked the Master, through telepathy, if He was to be his saviour and guide back to the ‘Kingdom of God’, to which the Master replied with a confirmatory nod.

A year later “The Monk” was Initiated (Baptized or Spiritually Awakened) into the Holy Path of Sant Mat (Path of the Saints) and then taught how to meditate on the Lord within, so as to find all the answers within oneself, as well as to see the Holy Masters of the past and the current power and glory of the current Holy Master. After this, the practice of bakthi (devotional) meditation on the high spiritual truth of Surat Shabd Yoga (meditation upon the light & sound of self & God) became the mainstay of his life, to this day – with great advances in spiritual progress and enlightenment. “The Monk” saw for himself the true ‘oneness’ of all true Holy Masters, Perfect Saints and Divine Prophets, yet each with Their own mission to perform for individual communities on Earth, thus accounting for the variations of the Holy Scriptures found today. Yet all ultimately originate from the same source – the highest Kingdom of God in the 5th Spiritual Realm of existence, or the top of accessible Creation.

The rest of his life till recently was a mirroring of this understanding, through travel and enquiry, whereby he eventually met all five current Holy Masters, and was accepted as a disciple by the three noblest Ones in order to pass on Their holy message. Thus he practices diligently today, whilst working to heal others using natural therapies & spiritual counselling, when free – though today he spends most of his time in isolation and meditation, while writing the series of spiritual books that the Supreme Lord has requested him to do.

Currently then, he lives a charmed life, where the Supreme Lord takes care of his every need. At present, he is unavailable for meetings or worldly communications, and seeks no recognition or reward for his service to humanity. He only seeks to serve the Lord and witness humanity progressing towards its noblest truth. “The Monk With No Name” declares this: “When the truth of the Supreme Lord (spirituality) – or the individual spiritual connection of souls with their originator Lord – becomes a religion of the masses, of ritual & ceremony, and of popular culture, then that faith becomes the domain of the Negative Power! That is why ‘religion’ creates divisions among the people, while ‘spiritual truth’ unites them…”

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