Number 10 – Guru Gobind Singh – Radiant Body
The Dharma of number 10 is courage, wholeness, deep listening to the ‘All Is’ and radiance.
The Karma of number 10 is to be feeble and pale, to fade away, to be overwhelmed.
Leap through the ring of zero to be the radiant self.
The zero in the number 10 brings illumination of, or an eclipse to, our natural and original state, which is consciousness.
October contains the equinox and is a twilight month. A special light can be seen at dusk or dawn. It is a time when seasons change and thresholds are crossed. This threshold light is a glimpse (preview) of the ultimate light. At this moment of stillness there the pure sense of transition between states and realms. What was shall not be and what was not shall now be.
10 – The sum totality of all; all light, all bright. It is not the light polarised by darkness. Rather an all – encompassing brilliance from which arises the play of all; light and dark, life and death, male and female. And it on the threshold between these that the absolute light shines without interference; as if through a crack in the veil of Maya. With this light neither winter is too cold nor summer too hot. Absence of the light of life is not necessarily darkness. Rather it is a ghostly existence; as if always about to disappear. Lacking a nucleus from which to shine out. Therefore the significance of the courage to identify one’s self; ‘I am the light’ or ‘I am a being of light’. ‘I come from the light and to the light I return’.
The radiant body is our ultimate identity. Body, Mind and Soul are simply here to serve us till we reach the state of permanent dynamic emanations of our light body. It is a dynamic state in which light constantly flows out from its indescribable centre and spread out in all directions without limit. This centre is in the centre of every existing being but remains dormant till activate by appropriate actions, words and thoughts.
The 10th Guru is Guru Gobind Singh. A radiant being with a fully conscious sovereign identity that knows, and is in command of it’s own domain. The vibration of Guru Gobind Singh is ‘Saibang’; A self-sustaining and self-illuminating being of light. In which all impurities are burnt away. He knew himself as the zero and God’s will was the 1 at his side; in the form of the sword of dharma, truth, justice and discernment. In his commitment to defend others from oppression he lost many great Sikhs (disciples of truth) along with his 4 children and their mother. His whole life was an expression of how one must give up everything and become zero to know, and to serve, the true self. And in his poetry we can sense how, with every breath, he continuously leaped through the ring of zero/shuniya and renewed himself in the light beyond.
Spiritual suggestions for the month:
– Reflect over and over on the paradox of exiting in the non-existence.
– Make this dedication – ‘The light I keep within, guarded in my heart. I release it’s radiance from its confined space and, letting it shine out, I fully entrust myself to its loving care.”
– Remember there is always another level, another dimension. There is always something else beyond your current perception.
– Maintain a sense of the totality beyond normal comprehension and keep listening for the ever new.
– Cultivate (practice) the ultimate state. The state of wonder, awe, stupor, amazement.
– The point of life is to be a point of light. The purpose of life is to serve the awakening to love, light and wonder in all beings.
Shiv Charan Singh is the founding director of the Karam Kriya School and Kriya centre for Kundalini yoga in North London. Scottish by birth, he is an outstanding and authentic spiritual teacher. Karam Kriya means ‘action in spiritual awareness’. Shiv Charan is deeply committed to guiding students in their spiritual growth so they can bring spiritual awareness into their everyday lives and develop their full potential as human beings. He is a skilled counsellor, author of several books on human communication, the mystery of numbers and poetry. He runs training programmes throughout Europe, Russia and the Lebanon.
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