Cycles of the Soul
Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj
All life forms one perfect tapestry. The life cycle in nature is an example of perfect interconnectedness. Water from the seas evaporates and turns to water vapor. In this process, impurities and minerals are left behind. Vapor forms into clouds, and as clouds meet cool air, water condenses into droplets, which pour down as rain or snow to nourish life.
For countless ages this cycle has brought water from the abundant oceans to the land so that animals and people can have fresh water to drink and so that plants needed to provide food can grow. Green plants convert sunlight, carbon dioxide, and water into food and oxygen so that the earth receives a fresh supply of oxygen, necessary for life, and an inexhaustible store of food. There is a perfect design in nature. Even death brings life. When plants and animals die, their decomposed bodies provide essential minerals for crops.
The soul’s journey to its Source
Like nature’s cycles, there is also a cycle of the soul. The soul’s journey began with the creation of the Universe and has been in motion ever since. As a spark of God, it is the enlivening force behind all life forms. Our soul has, however, forgotten its true nature and forgotten that it yearns to return to its Source, to complete the cycle that God intended for it. The knowledge of our true self lies buried in the deepest recesses of our innermost soul, like a diamond buried deep within the earth. We need to tap into it to uncover our greatest resource, and we can do so through meditation.
In this video clip, Sant Rajinder Singh Ji says that having the human body is an opportunity to recognize our true selves. We have the ability to discriminate truth from untruth. He explains how we can make the best use of this time on our spiritual journey.