Man since birth makes an ardent effort to keep himself hale and hearty. On his journey, he goes an extra mile to bring a sense of fulfilment in his life. The most common endeavour adopted by him is directed towards a life of pelf and plenty. Does it really guarantee a fulfilling life? Despite all cosmetic embellishments, fame and riches, he continues to lead a miserable life. Inspite of a life of abundance, spiritual impoverishment is his lot. A sense of fulfillment continues to elude him.
How can we finally bring about a sense of completion in this hollow self? This feeling will only arise when we search within for the secrets to the kingdom of heaven. Today, many people think the kingdom of God is somewhere up in the sky or some higher realm. But, the Bible states: 'the kingdom of God is within you' and 'this body is a living temple of God.' In order to reach that kingdom, we have to become introverts. We have to worship that light of God, which is within us: also known as the spirit. The Bible clearly states, 'The worship of the spirit is the worship of the Father, no other worship pleases the Father.'
When we turn to this worship, we come to the realisation that the kingdom of God dwells in us all. In it lies all the beauties and wonders that exist in the outside world. The universe is a projection of what lies within us, which is why all beatific experiences that we behold with the physical eyes indicate to us to go within and see the real face of reality.
When we initiate ourselves into the worship of the spirit, we become aware of many divine experiences. Why and what type of experiences? - this we can understand in the following manner: When we enter any holy place of worship, such as a church, we find some major divine signs that are indicative of various elemental forms of God. One form is the Divine Light, which is represented by the candle in the church. Another is the Holy Name, which is represented by the placement of the Bible in the church. The Name of God is a primordial vibration that controls all life. It is the unwritten law and unspoken language. This Word existed before existence itself, which the Bible refers to as, 'In the beginning was the word, the word was with God, and the word was God. All things were made by Him'. Another form is the Inner Music, which is represented by the 'bell' at the top of the church. And another is the divine ambrosia, represented by the 'Holy Water' given in the church. This ambrosia, as Jesus called it, is 'the living water, which once someone drinks, his thirst is quenched forever.'
Now, plausibly, as the human body is the true temple of God (as is written in all holy texts), there must exist the same signs and proofs of His existence inside it and that too in their real form! So, the next question is, how can we enter this kingdom of God, where we can perceive and treasure all these divine visions and experiences eternally and not just for the day we attend a sermon at the church. The Bible tells us 'I tell you the truth that no man can see the kingdom of God unless and until he is born again.' Here the birth of our spirit is being spoken of. Our first birth was the birth of the body, given to us by our parents. The second birth is the birth of our soul, which is given to us by a Saint, a Perfect Master. The end of the birth given by our parents is the graveyard or cremation ground, but the self renewed by the saint knows no death. 'Though our outward man perishes, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.' (2 Corinthians 4:16) Once the soul is reborn, we are essentially on the path to eternity, the kingdom of God.
Finally, what is the identification of a true saint who can give our soul a second birth, a key to enter the kingdom of God? It is indeed true that there are many false saints and self-proclaimed prophets in the world today. But, the Bible tells us how we can distinguish a true saint from a false one. It says as you recognise a good tree from the quality of its fruit, similarly you recognise a true saint or prophet from the knowledge (essentially, the practical realisation of God) that He imparts. Moreover, it is important to comprehend that the knowledge (i.e., Divine Knowledge or Brahm Gyan) bestowed upon by the Perfect Spiritual Master remains the same in all ages and at all times. With time, it is only the outer appearance of the Master that changes but not the knowledge He bestows. Jesus assured, 'I will pray to my Father and He will send you another messenger, and who will remind you of the work I have done before you'.
So, it is clear that the true saint will do exactly what Jesus and all Perfect Masters of the past ages did. Such a saint of the present time would prove to be the 'door through which you shall enter.' He would bring people from the darkness to light, from untruth to truth, and from death to immortality. He would show them the path of salvation and take them to liberation. So, it is also to be made clear that 'no man can enter that kingdom, no man can enter the door without the help of the Son'. The idea is clearly expressed through the trinity. If the Father exists and the Holy Spirit exists, the Son also has to exist; because it is He (the Son: the Perfect Guru of the time) alone who can re-unite the spirit within us to the Almighty Father (God). He will bestow upon us the practical Divine Knowledge (Brahm Gyan), by obtaining which we can rest in celestial peace.