Unravel The Fourteen Inner Levels Within You – Sant Tulsi Sahab

"Repeat the Name of your Beloved, day and night, again and again. With care in thought, word and deed, you will cross to the other shore." — Sant Dadu

English rendering of Hindi translation, by Maharshi Santsewi ji Paramhans, of a verse composed by Sant Tulsi Sahab of Hathras, founder of Modern Lineage of Santmat, excerpted from the October 2004 edition of the Hindi Monthly "Shanti Sandesh" (Message of Peace) published from Maharshi Mehi Ashram, Kuppa Ghat, Bhagalpur, Bihar, India -812 003.

– English Translation by Pravesh K. Singh

Once a Muslim gentleman, named Taki, called on Sant Tulsi Sahab. He submitted to his (Tulsi Sahab’s) kind attention, "You are the Guru to Hindus and Pir to Muslims. I have come to you to learn some divine secrets from you. It would be a great favour, if you could enlighten me." Sant Tulsi Sahab said, "Ask! What’s it you want to know?" Taki asked, "Where does Khuda [God] live? What is the way to find Him?" What Sant Tulsi Sahab said in reply in verse form is presented below:

Original Verse:

"Sun ay Taki na jaaio jinahaar dekhanaa |
Apane mein aap jalawaye diladaar dekhanaa ||
Putalee mein til hai til mein bharaa raaj kul kaa kul |
Is paradaye siyah ke jaraa paar dekhanaa ||
Chaudah tabak kaa haal ayaan ho tujhe zaroor |
Gaafil na ho khayaal se hushiyaar dekhana ||
Sun laamakaan pay panhuch ke teree pukaar hai |
Hai aa rahee sadaa se sadaa yaar dekhanaa ||
Milanaa to yaar kaa naheen mushkil magar Taki |
Dushawaar to ye hai ki dushawaar dekhanaa ||
Tulsi binaa karam kisee murshad raseedaa ke |
Raahe nizaat door hai us paar dekhanaa ||


O Taki! Listen! Never look or search outside to find God |
He is within you; behold His Light which is illuminating your inside (the Inner Sky) ||

All the secrets of God–Realisation are hidden inside the black `til’ (Point) that is located within your pupils |
However, those secrets will be revealed to you only if you learnt to see beyond the dark curtain (that is, beyond the empire of darkness that is seen on closing our eyes) ||

Rigorous practice of inner meditation would unravel the fourteen levels (including the seven levels of `pind’ or body and the seven levels of `brahmaand’ or the macro-cosmos (namely, ajnaa chakra, sahasradal kamal, shoonya, mahashoonya, bhanwar gufaa and sat lok) |
But for that to happen, you will have to alertly focus your attention at the place prescribed by the Guru ||

On reaching into the `shoonya’ or void, you would listen to the Sound or Word… |
…The sound (primeval or Quintessential Sound) through which God has been calling you right since you separated from Him ||

It is not difficult to find the dearest (God), but O Taki…|
…it is difficult to look beyond that difficult curtain of darkness ||

Tulsi Sahab says, but for the merciful grace of an accomplished Guru… |
It is almost impossible to find the way out beyond the three coverings or veils of darkness, Light and Sound, and to meet the Supreme Lord! ||