Let Your Radiant Body Shield You

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Excerpted from a lecture given by the Siri Singh Sahib ji on February 25, 1998. 

What we are going to talk about is the basic salient features on which your life depends. Life is technically like a piano—which note do you press?  Do not live the life; do not fantasize the life; do not imagine the life.  Play the life.  And play it like a piano. Play it like a guitar. Play it like a violin. But remember, if you don’t play your life, nobody will play it.

And if the notes are not harmonious and rhythmic, you are out of tune. There is no fun to be angry. There is no fun to be yelling and screaming. There is no fun to be expecting from somebody anything. It’s all not required.  Sometimes you get very miserable.  You get entangled with people who do not have caliber.  This is what prospect in life is.

Life is a perpetual growth. Life is musical notes. Life is a symphony in which everybody, drum plays a role; violins play a role; piano plays a role. Everybody plays a role. The problem which you have is that you are very single. You do not have support music; you do not have personal music; and you do not have perpetual music…

Your personality, if is not dependable to the projected elements, and you are in a position not to deliver, the profile; whether it is of life, or it is spiritual, or it’s mental, or it’s social, or it’s psychological, or it is economic, you will be miserable. It will hurt you. And the only chance we have is goodness.  Chance of life is that nobody wants to be hurt. If you are a violinist and you play the tune, you also know that you are playing a rhythm. You will acknowledge it. And when you are not within the flow of the rhythm, you will know that you are not playing proper notes. You will never know you are right or wrong until you have the habit or capacity to understand what the notes are. It is no use going and testing and talking to other people. It’s always wonderful if you talk to yourself. And you should know. We can develop that contact within us. We can.

We may know whether the sound of our notes is reaching out like the fragrance of a rose. We can know whether we are reaching out to people, that we can be trusted. We can know that we have the capacity to reach out to learn, to tune our violin. We can also write the music of our own life.  We can also write our songs.  

Our strength is in our smiles and in our songs—not in the baggage of the past or the present or the future baggage you carry. This is non-practical living. It consumes more energy than anybody can understand. It is absolutely unconscious suicide…

Desire is a like the wood you keep putting on a fire and it will keep burning higher and higher until it consumes you. Therefore, the system says become desirable. Do not desire.  Become desirable so things will come to you. You can have personal pressures. You can have personal desires. You can have lot of personal stuff. Nobody can stop you from that. But one thing is, will people buy that?

This is how spirituality works. This is a cup of water and world is thirsty. Everybody wants a communion. People want to be served with grace; with personal dignity; with personal strength. Still among us there are people who are talking of certain things, which we cannot even understand. They are not from this age anymore. There is a lot of past with us. Lot of past. Thousands years of past. Thousands years of greed.

“Eh so Mann ko janam, janam ki Mal lagi kala hoyasya.”

This mind has taken lifetimes and lifetimes darkness and it has become black like a coal and when a mirror becomes totally black with soot, you cannot see through it. It’s not your habit today.  It’s not your habit tomorrow.  It’s not your essence today.  It’s not your essence today, for any reason.  It is that, what you are not doing.  You are not playing the music of your own life.

I saw a person today and I was very shocked when I asked the question, I said, “This happened to you?”

And the person said, “Yes.”

I said, “May I ask you a very personal question?”


I said, “When did you do your Sadhana last?”

He said, “I am not doing it for three, four, five years.”

I said, “Then what do you expect? There was no shield of protection. You got into it.”

After all, you are a human being and your sensory system is powerful. When your sensory system is not powerful, you insult all those who love you and who you love.  That’s a first sign the sensory system has gone weak.  They call it radiant body.

It is not that guns can protect you or bulletproof can protect you. It is the sensory system, which can give you the signs of you not being in the reality of things.  And you need that. And there is a way in our life to develop that. There is a very competent way. But unfortunately, you can’t practice it.  All it takes is you and time and your perpetual projection. The problem comes to that only.

Are we constantly projecting ourself?

Is your success right now, is a success or it’s a failure? If your success, lot of people tell me and I am very sick of those people, I can tell you today. “Oh I am overworked. I couldn’t do this because…” there are one hundred and sixty-eight million “because”. Because excuse is nothing but a self-abuse. And they have everything. You talk to them, you will feel that this man is carrying an elephant on his shoulders. They don’t enjoy life on the Earth. They have made this Earth and worldly things so heavy on them, and nothing. It’s just nothing. Nobody is getting slaughtered; nobody is getting killed. All energy is being wasted on certain things which are not to be wasted on.  That’s the energy we need to enjoy life.

You have to understand you have X-amount of energy, which this body is constituted to build. And that energy you have to use to have a creative diagonal strength, so you can walk through it to the height in the shortest possible time.

It is your salient feature that you look at your life as an instrument of music. It is your salient feature that play your notes. If you are a drummer, play your drum very well. If you are a guitarist, play your guitar all right. If you are a pianist, play your piano okay. Whatever you are. First find it out which instrument you like…

Everybody is not fully matured. But one thing we all can do—we can play the music of life, and we need the energy for it and I am asking you to do this exercise honestly, so that there should be so much understanding between you and your body and being that you can really enjoy the benefit.


Life is an instrument.  Play the tune.  Hear your own tune and reach perfection.

Fundamental rule of thumb is that life is an instrument and it must play its music, and we must awaken every soul through the notes of it. All of you are trying to manipulate… this is all personal insecurity. Because you are unable to play the music of life. You are unable to understand the rhythm… You have a radiant body but it’s not shining.

So what do you do to shine? Make schemes, make talk, fight or pick a fight. It’s just aggressive playing of drums. Some people are so battered, until they are not abused they don’t understand whether they have to move or not. And some people love abusiveness, because that’s a part of their sensitivity has gone so down, until they are not thoroughly abused they do not understand life is worth anything. It’s the numbness, which we are suffering with…

…Being a Pisces believer you will not fit into the new age. You have to make up your mind. I am not important, you are not important, but the music we are playing as a symphony is important. Our presence is important. We walk, we talk, that’s important. It’s not the plant, it’s not the branches, not the leaves, it is not even the rose. It’s the fragrance. Clear off your fragrance. Let your radiance prove to other people. Let your radiant body shield you. Let you understand you are a living light.

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