Truth Always Wins
Param Sant Param Dayal Faqir Chand Ji Maharaj
This book entitled
Satyameva Jayate is a book of its own type that covers almost every detail this
golden maxim "Truth Always Wins." His holiness Param Sant Param Dayal
Faqir Chand Ji Maharaj delivered a series of discourses Satyameva-Jayate on the
auspicious occasion of Baisakhi (April 1974). This book is the compilation of
these very discourses. By the grace of my Master, I was lucky enough to listen
to all these discourses in person at Manavta Mandir Hoshiarpur. I beseeched my
compassionate guide to approve the idea of giving these sermons the form of a
book in English, so that the frank, bold and lofty ideas of His Holiness might
reach the millions, who are badly in need of the sagacious, profound and
practical words of His Holiness. My humble request was accepted my His
The book is replete with a highly practical and sound philosophy of life. Perhaps it is for the first time in the history of mankind that a true saint of the time has raised a voice against the exploitation by the present Gurus in the name of religion. I hope that the learned readers of this book will appreciate the frankness and boldness of His Holiness and will give him due credit for opening the secret doors of spirituality of one and all in the world of stresses and strains. The topic regarding the illusive nature of this world has also been covered in these sermons in detail. The way to understand this truth and to liberate oneself from this phantasmagoria is also explained without any reservations.
Bhagat Ram Kamal Department of History, Govt. College Bilaspur (H.P.)
Dated August 18, 1974
Chapter One: Truth Always Wins
One the basis of my personal experiences and observations, I am expressing my views on the golden maxim "Only the Truth Wins" for the benefit of the common man. I do not claim that whatever I say is final. I have followed the path of Truth in order to reach a destination, a destination without any end.
The most important thing that is required in
Practical Life is how to attain contentment, peace and bliss while living. I
have spent my whole life in this very search. Now at this age of 87 I am
expressing my own experiences. I do not quote scriptures. I explain my
personal experiences of physical, mental and spiritual realms in simple
language. What is that truth by which we can attain happiness, prosperity,
solace, courage and peaceful living? Man is constituted of three things: body,
mind, and soul. Body represents gross nature, mind subtle nature, and soul the
causal nature. Human mind is most restive and it never remains calm. It
constantly originates multifarious thoughts causing joy and sorrow. The entire
creation both "Maya" (mental creation) and "Chhaya"
(physical creation) is in fact the creation of the human mind. Until one does
go beyond the mental regions, one cannot attain freedom from the duality of
good or bad, sin or virtue, joy or sorrow, happiness or grief. Now the
question is how to attain mental tranquility? In my view the company of a
realized man who has himself won over his mind is indispensable. His company
and his words can work wonder for you provided you have faith in him. From his
company you can to a great extent free yourself from wrong notions, bad
thoughts and destructive impressions. As your practical life is a by-product of
your mental creations, the purity of thought and mind is the first and foremost
necessity for a happy and blissful living. I may make it very clear here, that
until a man realizes the truth and attains true knowledge; he may enjoy
temporary Anand [Supreme Bliss] from Sat Sang. But such a man is likely to face
a miserable downfall due to his destructive thinking and uncontrolled mind. So
the second truth is the purity of thought and mind to attain the Supreme State
Only the Guru knows what a particular thought a particular man should entertain in his mind after having the experience of thoughtlessness (Nirvikalapa). By attaining this stage, the aspirant's mind becomes tranquil. And if he practices Sadhana without any aim, he is likely to fall and commit blunders due to external influences of his surroundings. Sadhana is not an end in itself. It is a mean to attain ultimate peace, solace, Bliss and the knowledge of the "Self." Those who do not undertake Sadhana with an aim of self-realization face a miserable downfall sooner or later. He who meditates on the center of "Om" must make further efforts to attain this state of thoughtlessness. In worldly life, too, if parents are wise, they must be obeyed for gaining happiness in this world. And for undertaking Sadhana of mental regions obedience to the Guru is most essential.
It is not advisable for every individual to follow the same path. To make the mind, its stages and its creations favorable, the greatest essential Truth is the Sat Sang of a realized man, love for him, faith in him and above all, obedience to his words. His guidance for attaining the state of thoughtlessness must be followed with determination, devotion and with regular Sadhana (Practice).Entertain noble, virtuous and positive thoughts as initiated by the Guru. I had a keen desire to know the truth. Data Dayal Ji (Faqir Chand's Guru) led me through practical Sadhana in order to make me realize the Truth. Today, by His Grace and due to my own experiences and experiences of the Satsangis I have been able to realize that "truth always wins.
"PEACE TO ALL
It was at a tender age that a keen
desire developed in me to know, who am I? Who is my Master? Where does He live?
What is my source of life? This desire for the Truth left me the Hallowed Feet
of Hazur Data Dayal Jim through a vision. Neither I did know Hazur Data Ji nor
did I go to his Holy Feet. He led me through a practical life, keeping in view
of my love and devotion. Data Dayal Ji had asked me to change the teachings
before leaving this physical frame. I am doing this work in obedience to Hazur
Data Dayal Ji.
He whose earnings are not honest cannot achieve this supreme Truth. He who is honest and sincere, nature helps him. I am being helped from time to time and I do not face any problem, and that is the secret of my success. When you have an earnest source of livelihood, take care of your conduct and health.
When I was at Sunam railway station as a station master, I made an experiment to see what happens to man after death. I sat and entered into trance. When I descended from the state of ecstasy, my heart was rapidly palpitating. I got up and went to a nearby shop to purchase some grapes. The fruit seller had just put a bunch of grapes in his balance, when I fell unconscious. After some time, when I regained consciousness, my parents were carrying me home and I was feeling giddy. I requested them not to carry me home in that condition because my children and wife would weep. My parents thus sat under a Neem tree where I again entered into trance. I saw within three stages, i.e., of darkness, light and the vision of Hazur Data Dayal Ji. I do not know how long I remained in this stage. But when I regained consciousness, it was 5 P.M.
The civil surgeon was sitting on a chair by my
side. My private doctor was standing, my father was fanning me and two persons
were massaging my feet. Civil Surgeon very politely enquired of me,
"Pandit Ji! What has happened?" I replied that I wanted to see what
happens after death. What did I experience? "Silence in the beginning and
silence in the end." If you are convinced that this world is merely
an illusion, you need not even undertake Sadhana (discipline). Live a happy and
contented life, believing that there is an Absolute Supreme Power. There is
vibration in the Supreme Power which produces life. This life plays its role in
different forms and ends. This is the Truth. Understanding and realization of
this Truth is known as Jeevanmukta state ["Living at His will"
state]. But this state cannot be easily attained, because we are very much dominated
by worldly desires and cravings. To those who are too much with the world,
Sadhana does not prove very useful.
People think that I am against Gurudom. No, I do not denounce it. The radiations of the Guru influence the deserving aspirants. Importance of the Guru is unquestioned. But Guru should himself be self-realized. The present Gurus of different centers have their own part to play for the betterment of humanity. But those who simply work for their name and fame cannot speak the Truth to their followers. They are a big pious fraud. They themselves are the victims of this illusionary world. Their followers may possible gain something in life due to their faith and belief, and may attain liberation as well. But these selfish Gurus cannot attain it, because they do not follow the dictum "Truth Always Wins."
PEACE TO ALL
Yesterday a thought flashed through my mind about the "Real Truth" in this world. In this world duality prevails. Truth and falsehood both play their role. If we accept this worldly truth and falsehood as the Real Truth or Real Falsehood, then observations and experiences prove that many times speaking of truth has proved very harmful whereas by speaking falsehood or telling lies, people have gained and enjoyed all mental pleasures. Those who speak truth are looked down upon and they are made to suffer. So I have come to the conclusion that neither this is the real truth or the real falsehood. The scriptures and the religious people stress so that others should not be hurt. But on the other side, if you speak the truth it does hurt others. This observation and the practical life, compels you to find out the real truth. What is "Satyam" or the truth in this world? Whatever you do in the state of your waking, you must reap its fruit. But if you tell a lie to the life of an innocent man, it is not a sin for you because your intentions are pure and unselfish.
I, being a Faqir,
think where is the goodness and virtue in this world? I have come to this
conclusion after a long research that sentiments and feelings of other should
never be hurt for selfish pleasures. If any young boy intentionally troubles
any lady, girl or his parents and relatives, it is not an act of virtue. It is
not "Satyamev Jayate." Data Dayal Ji had asked me to do this
work for the redemption of the world. What more can I do except speak the truth?
Nowadays, except for a few, everybody is adopting corrupt methods to achieve
his or her selfish end. Nobody bothers about the loss and harm done to others.
Government servants do not perform their duties sincerely. The shopkeepers
charge higher prices for less weight and for adulterated things. Every day
there are strikes by Government servants, doctors or teachers or railway men.
Do you think that all this is "Satyamev Jayate"? No, therefore
humanity would definitely face calamities and troubles. Often, I think, what can
I do for the mankind and my country? I cannot change the situation through a
miracle. I impart true "Nama" and true knowledge. I show you the
right path for having a happy and contented life; if you do not follow it, it
is not my fault. Nobody can save you from the reaction of your good and bad
deeds. I am explaining the truth in very simple words because I am cautious
Before advising others I ask my own self,
"O Faqir, for what have you created this web?" I was emotional in my
early life. I had a keen desire to have communion with God or to attain
liberation and Eternal peace. His Will or my deeds and Samskara took me to the
hallowed feet of Hazur Data Dayal Ji. He most compassionately initiated me to
Santmat and directed me to follow certain principles. I have spent my
life to become a Faqir. Hazus Data Dayal Ji told me in a general Sat Sang at
Sunam, "Faqir! Time shall change, religious thinking shall change, people
would not like even my way of teaching, so you should change teachings before
leaving your physical frame." But His Holiness did not tell me how to
change the teachings. I invite your attention to the experiences on the basis
of which I have modified the teachings. You sleep and enter the state of
dreams. You become furious in your dream and you beat somebody. In such a
state, your body and hands move as if you are actually beating somebody. Many
people walk in their sleep. You enjoy sex with a lady in your dream, and your
semen gets discharged. Now you think it over. Actually there was none whom you
were beating in your dream nor was there any lady, but simply your thoughts and
Samskars caused the movements in your body which resulted in the discharge.
This is the most important point to be understood. If your unknown Samskaras
and unintentional thoughts can have this much effect on your body, what would
be the result of your intentional and voluntary thoughts? You have come
here from far off places. I do feel my responsibility towards you. The
afflicted people come to me. I have all sympathies for them. I cannot remove
your sorrows and grief with any miracle. None can do it. All these so-called
miracle-makers are big cheaters. It is not a miracle of any Guru, but your
faith that works. An ailing man came to see me and requested me, "Baba Ji!
Either treat me or kill me." He implored me again and again. In order to
console him so that he might not trouble me again, I said, "You shall die
within seven days." He believed it as final saying and died
PEACE TO ALL
While looking at the
miserable plight of mankind, I had decided to speak on Satyamev Jayate (Truth
Always Wins) or on those principles by following which we can lead a peaceful
and happy life in the present circumstances. Grief-stricken people come to me.
Couples with strained relations and complaints against each other come for my
blessings. Some are widows and others are widowers. Childless people want children.
Those who have issues are troubled by them. Many are destitute. Here the wicked
are rewarded whereas the noble and virtuous are punished. Under such
circumstances, what is that principle which can bring peace to the suffering of
humanity? Many great saints have been in this world. They too have suffered in
their old age, though they have spent their life in Sumiran, Dhyan or Bhajan. A
child of one year suffers from some disease, becomes an invalid and suffers
throughout his life. Why? What is his sin? One has to accept that it is all the
result of one's own deeds. If you do not believe in the philosophy of Karma
(deeds) then you have to agree that the creator of this world is relentless. Let
us see the cause of these sorrows and agonies. There is only one solution to
our sorrows, and that is to remain grateful to Him and live with patience. Live
at His will. Do not sit idle. Make your efforts. But when your efforts are
exhausted, you cannot do anything. You will have to surrender to His
PEACE TO ALL
Whatever we think while in awakened state makes our life. This is the secret; this is the mystery that I am unfolding to you. His Holineess Data Dayal Ji (Hazur Data Dayal Ji, Faqir Chand's guru) deputed me this duty, so that I may understand this mystery. If you remained attached to the body of your Guru or to his manifested form, you cannot free yourself from the cycle of transmigration. I have very solid proofs in this regard. My father was very short tempered and he had little control on his tongue. My mother was a very devoted lady and she used to say, "I pray not to be born as a woman again." I knew her feelings. Before she died she said, "I wish both my sons be blessed with two sons each." I wrote a letter to my brother [Rai Sahib Surinder Nath] that mother shall take birth in his home as his son [Shivinder] who has a great attachment with me and Rai Sahib. Similarly, my late daughter, Prem Piari, remembered her husband before her death and then named Sarla Devi with her last breath. Sarla Devi is a daughter of my close friend. When my friend came to me for condolence, I predicted that Prem Piari would be born to Sarla Devi as her daughter and that she will not enjoy happiness at hands of her husband. Why did I say so? For, I knew the life of my late daughter. Her married life was most unhappy. Her mother-in-law always mistreated her and ultimately she poisoned Prem Piari. According to my readings, Sarla Devi was blessed with a daughter. She was married at a young age. Her husband died as per my readings after ten years, leaving her as widow. These are my experiences. On the basis of my experiences I say that solution to all our worldly afflictions is beyond the mental realms. Go even beyond the state of thoughtlessness. Spirituality begins from thoughtlessness or the state of Mahasunna. I am indebted to those who consider me as Guru. They helped me to go beyond the mental realms. Now my Sadhana is of the Surat and not of the mind. But you cannot reach this stage so easily because you have the desires for name, fame, and wealth. Therefore, the teachings of the saints are not for the public in general. Do you think that the present method for initiation adopted by the Gurus is for the well-being of mankind? Not the least. These Gurus are doing this all for their own name, fame, and centers. This method of initiation would ruin those who get it because they are not aware of the thoughts of their subconscious mind. They do not know thepower and the secret of their thoughts. O man, your own mind itself is your guru and the follower. Understand this secret from the Sat Sang of the realized man. Entertain noble and constructive thoughts and make your life. None can help you. Even a saint who dwells in light and sound cannot do anything for you. I dwell in light and sound, but I cannot do anything for you. After a long struggle, I have reached the stage of complete surrender to Him. It is all your faith. Try to be practical in your life. I know it is a very difficult task. Oscillation of your mind is the greatest hurdle. Even at this age of 87, my mind at times thinks things which I do not like. I wrote three registered letters to a Mahatma about my dreams and requested him to let me know if he too had similar dreams. But he did not reply at all. I know all these Mahatmas and Gurus do have good and bad dreams; good and evil thoughts do occur in their minds but they never disclose. Be a watchman of your mind. Move on slowly and never feel discouraged. When soap is applied to dirty clothes, they appear dirtier but later get clean. Let all the dirt of your mind be cleaned with the broom of Sadhana. Let your enthusiasm be calmed. Follow the advice of a true Guru who wishes to see you happy and who tells you how to live a happy life. He is not a Guru who is interested in the expansion of his center or increasing his following. My form has been manifesting to Sant Tara Chand. I told him many times that it is not me that manifests in him. But he did not believe me. Now when his form has manifested in his followers, he understood the reality. Many of the present Gurus admit that they are not aware of manifestations seen by their followers, but they do not speak it publicly. All manifestations are the creations of your faith and mind. Have faith in one and entertain always noble thoughts, and your life shall automatically become happy.
PEACE TO ALL
He who thinks himself different from Guru is in duality. Therefore, I lay stress time and again on this fact that if you remain attached to the physical existence of any Guru, you shall not get liberation.
Our mind is within and our thoughts are also within. The questioner within is the disciple, and he who answers within is the Guru. When the questioner gets satisfactory answers to all his queries, he becomes silent. When your mind does not have any more questions or when your mind has no desire to know anything, it becomes silent. This state of silence is known as the union of Guru and Disciple. Adoption of truth is not the worship of Baba Faqir Ji or his manifested form. The truth is your own "self." I am emancipated from duality and thus I want to see you emancipated. I wish that you could understand the truth and save yourself from the exploitation of Mahatmas and so-called Gurus. Be grateful to a true preceptor. One who forgets the good done to him is a thankless being. I am not ungrateful. I have gained this knowledge from you and now in return I serve you with my sermons and money. You enjoy an inexpressible bliss by merging in your own form. There is always brightness shining on the face of the saints. They can speak about the inner feelings of the visitors to them. I do not know what the other saints gained by merging in their real form. But I know my experience. When I dwell in my own "Self," I enjoy the feelings of fearlessness, happiness, peace and ecstasy. Man becomes peaceful after gaining the true knowledge of self. This is the truth. I have heard the agents of religious centers visit the householders and compel them to part with1/10th of their hard-earned money for the Guru. I proclaim, I am saint of the time. Beware your donations would not liberate you. Those who understand my words and adopt them in their lives are my disciple. This life is a bubble of consciousness. This bubble is the creation of His will and it will vanish at Hiswill. I am nothing, but still, I am everything. I have been a son, a brother, a husband, and father, but I do not ensnare myself in this world of attachments. This is the essence of all the religions, but none tries to understand it. What is to happen must happen, so why make hue and cry? Saints live in the state of forgetfulness. For me, the spontaneous form is that I am a bubble of consciousness. I do not claim that I am a God. He who claims himself as Brahma is not a practical man. He may be intelligent and well-read. If someone is really Brahma, let him do some good to the suffering humanity, or at least save himself from sorrows and pain. None can do it. All harvest the fruit of deeds. I am not a hypocrite. I have done my duty as an honest disciple. If I also face some unbearable disease in my life, I shall say, "O man, do not live an honest life." If you are to suffer even after living an honest and virtuous life, then why be noble and virtuous? But I understand, you cannot avoid the fruit of your previous deeds.
PEACE TO ALL
I know that the Guru is one's Supreme Ideal. However, many innocent women simply follow the bad example of Gurus who manipulate them. They touch the feet of Gurus who (in turn) exploit them (sexually). A woman Guru at least will not exploit their chastity. Once, I was giving a discourse in a village near Hoshiarpur. I was speaking on "Ashta Padi" and I noticed one gentleman and a lady weeping. When the discourse ended that gentleman came to me and said "Baba Ji, I was weeping over my own deeds." I asked about his deeds. He narrated his story in these words, "Baba Ji, I used to sit by the side of a Guru and sing hymns. Foolish ladies used to bow at my feet as well as those of the Guru's. . . I have deprived many young girls of their chastity." O my dear daughters, sisters, and mothers, I am very careful (and concerned) about you. Never go to any Sadhu to touch his feet. Do not touch his feet; do not touch their feet even if God Himself comes in the form of a man. My wife never touched the feet of my own Guru, Huzur Data Dayal (Maharishi Shiv Brat Lal), whom I worshipped believing Him to be God Incarnate. She used to bow to him from a distance. Then I asked that lady why she was weeping in Satsang. She had scars on her hands and neck. I asked what had happened to her. She said, "My husband hurts me with a knife." I asked, "Why?" "Because I go to Beas to attend Satsang," she replied. "Why do you go there without the permission of your husband?" I asked her. She replied, "Baba Ji [this could mean either Sawan Singh or Charan Singh--the context is not clear] calls me." Then I asked her whether she receives any letters from Baba Ji. She said, "No, Baba Ji appears within and directs me to attend Satsang at Beas. My husband does not allow me to go, and thus I go stealthily. When I return, he injures me with a knife." I told her that she should have written to her Baba Ji and asked if he invites her to attend his Satsang." All this is due to sheer ignorance. Many families have been ruined due to such ignorance. You offer all your earnings to such Gurus whose forms you yourself visualize within you. Many visions are simply the manifestation of your own mind.