On His way back to India Sant Kirpal Singh stopped in Berlin and Bonn where He gave several talks. On 5 November, 1955 Sant Kirpal Singh returned to Delhi after completing His First World Tour.
During my First World Tour, on the way back to India, I agreed to pay an unarranged impromptu visit to Germany. Someone who was accompanying me remarked, "But how will those people recognize you, for they have never seen you? In the other countries at least the programme was prepared. Even if they recognize you by your clothes, how will You know them?" I replied, "He who is sending me there will make all the arrangements – why should I worry? He Himself will arrange all to receive me."
When the plane landed in Germany there was a small crowd awaiting me, and each person had a rose in his hand. I said, "You see, there is my reception." They came running toward us, asking about the luggage and telling us that the cars were ready and waiting. So He Himself does His own work. The commission comes from the Lord and He works through whomsoever He chooses, be it one or thousands.
Sant Kirpal Singh
Extract of the report of the First World Tour – Germany as related by members of the touring group, Sat Sandesh, December 1955
16 October: Sant Kirpal Singh left London by air early in the morning, landed in Berlin at 2 p.m. where some disciples awaited Sant Kirpal Singh and they greeted Him with flowers at the airport. In the evening a reception was held at Mrs. Hahn's house where many heads and representatives of various groups were gathered to hear the Master. Sant Kirpal Singh gave a talk on the highest purpose of man's life, after this short talk many questions were asked and answered by Him. A head of a spiritual league of Berlin got very excited and tried to involve Master in a discussion on spirituality, but as a father humours an ignorant child who thinks he knows everything, so did the Master. He just went on smiling at him and in a few minutes the head of the spiritual league was agreeing to all that the Master said in His calm and sweet way. Master gave a short talk again and explained His mission. In the night the Master was invited to hear a lecture by a renowned spiritual healing leader, he spoke in German but the interpreter M. Moyat was translating all that the spiritual leader said to the Master.
17 October: In the afternoon an 84 year old man by the name of Nicolai Schimmorman came over to see the Master, he came from Sweden and 50 years back he was a great friend of Tolstoy of Russia and was doing the reforming work of the villages in those days. He met Inayat Khan the great Sufi leader and was initiated by him but as he got no experience and the search of higher knowledge was great in him he heard of Swami Shiva Nanda and got initiation from him too, but to no avail but Schimmorman did not give up hope, went on searching and waiting patiently for God's will, so that by the great grace of the All-knowing he was today led at last at the feet of Him, who is all. At 84 years of age, this old man who came and went in into the Master's room came out after two hours a changed man with heart uplifted with hope again. At 4 p.m. many gathered to hear the Master and Nicolai Schimmorman was the one who questioned the Master most.
18 October: During the day Master spent most of the time sorting out the mail and sending replies to some and got seats reserved by air from Bonn. In the evening at 5 p.m. many newcomers came to hear the Master, lots of questions were put to Him and as usual answered to their entire satisfaction.
19 October: This evening a series of talks started in a big hall hired for the purpose. It was a beautiful hall, there were 500 seats, each of them was taken. He was dressed in all white from top to bottom but a heavy overcoat of dark blue nearly black, outstanding against the white made the picture perfect. Master gave all the talk standing up on the stage with the interpreter beside Him. Master tonight dealt on all outer religions and their purpose.
Sant Kirpal Singh said, "God gave equal privileges to all, the outer form and the inner mechanism of all mankind is the same and works in the same way. There is no question of the people in the East being able to realise God and not the West, and as all social religions were made by man so it is up to the man himself to come above the bondage he himself has placed himself in and embrace the true import of it, which is, love God and love all humanity. If we can only do this then all other things to bring you nearer God will follow by themselves. God, the all knowing, sees all and everything and if the searcher of God is even a little sincere in his search God, lays down plans through which either he is taken up to His representative which we call a Master or sends the Master to him. So all that is needed today is sincerity and truthfulness and the rest should be left in the hands of the All-knowing. To study this Science of spirituality so that we can realise God, we should go direct under the care of a practical man who has realised himself and realised God. It is dangerously harmful to learn this science from a man who himself knows not anything about if from the practical side of it. Most of the teachers are only paid servants. They can only teach you what they have been told to teach. They dare not do otherwise for fear of losing the means of earning their bread. There are few who sincerely teach what is written in the holy scriptures, but these too cannot help you much, because for this science a realised soul is required, which they are not." "We should, first of all learn to sit on one common ground", the Master said, "while living in our own social religions we can learn spirituality through a Master of that science. Masters come to unite man to man and not separate, if we can only learn to do this, then Kingdom of God will surely come to earth."
20 October: Master spent the afternoon attending to the correspondence. In the evening again the hall was full. This evening He gave a talk on the higher values of life and of man know thyself. There were various questions from the audience. The Master brought home to the people the importance of self-knowledge, as that is the foremost thing or God-knowledge and explained he comparative values of physical, intellectual and spiritual life.
21 October: In the evening, Master gave a talk on the "Kingdom of God", the "Single Eye" and on "Surat Shabd Yoga" which is the natural yoga, in detail. There was not a single seat vacant in the hall. After the talk the people thanked the Master and said for the first time they have realised the true import of the Bible, then over one hundred pamphlets were handed over to the Maser by the admirers for autograph. These pamphlets were the ones which were distributed to the public, all had Master's picture on it.
22 October: During the day the correspondence was attended to. In the night Mr. and Mrs. Kaul came and thanked the Master for blessing their house by staying in it. Master said, He had not come to this house as to a stranger's house but as to His own children's home taking it as His own and not as a stranger's. Then they discussed the future plans to carry on the work. They asked permission to have the "Man! Know Thyself" translated in Swedish and Nicolai asked if he could carry on the Master's work in Sweden. Master, the beloved Lord, as is always the humblest of all humbles, said this is how Hazur's grace works.
23 October: At 4 p.m. all gathered in the sitting room and Master gave a farewell talk. All were feeling much this parting from the Master's physical form. At 8 p.m. left for Bonn by air and landed at Düsseldorf at 10 p.m.
24 October: In the afternoon some people came to pay their respects, a professor Roy of a University here came for interview. In the evening a talk was given in a hall of a German School arranged by Mr. Siddiqui, the President of the Indian Association here, about a hundred specially invited people came over. There were professors of Theology and other colleges. Master gave a talk on "The Fatherhood of God, brotherhood of man and how to enter the Kingdom of God".
25 October: This evening in honour of Sant Kirpal Singh, Mr. and Mrs. O.P. Malhotra threw a tea party in which the Indian Ambassador and all the Indian Embassy staff were invited; all came and had a long talk with the Master for nearly two hours on the science of the soul. The Master suggested to the Ambassador to have a contact with all Indian students in Germany and keep them informed of the various important developments and ask them to lead a life of exemplary character for the good name of their country. Accordingly a meeting of all of them has been arranged.
26 October: This evening a German came who had been in search for years and has spent 25 years in doing meditations, but has not been able to get much results. After talking to the Master, he was thoroughly convinced that the way of the natural Sahaj Yoga is the best.
27 - 30 October: Each day people came in the morning for meditation.
31 October: The whole of the morning Sant Kirpal Singh spent attending to the correspondence. In the evening he gave a farewell talk to all initiates who had gathered together to have the last message He had to give personally before leaving Germany for India.
He told them that now that they have been blessed with the great blessing of being put on way back to God, they should from now onward do their best to keep on putting more and more time in their daily practices and with each step they take the Masterpower will help them on a thousand steps forward, then the Master said that they observe chastity of thought, word and deed and forgive all and forget it with love, if you want to punish anyone for the harm done to you then punish him with love. Love is the strongest weapon you can arm yourself with. Love can even shatter the strong barriers of hate. So you should have love for all and hatred for none. Master always says, "Hate the sin but not the sinner. If all these things were observed most of the difficulties on the way back to God will be removed the inner darkness will turn into all light."
1 November: Sant Kirpal Singh has to wait at the airport for 2 ½ hours for the plane was late due to bad weather. Some disciples came up to the airport and stood on still till the plane took off.
At Geneva airport Master had tea. Then an announcement was made saying due to engine trouble the plane was going to be delayed, up to the time of announcement He was walking up and down waiting impatiently for one lady who was supposed to come to the airport to see Him. She is an old Satsangi of Baba Sawan Singh. After announcement all passengers were taken to hotel for the night.
2 November: Left the hotel at 6:45 a.m. and took off at 8 a.m. Had lunch at Cairo airport and after two hours stay took off again for India. As Sant Kirpal Singh stepped into the plane He said, "They ought to change the plane for the engine is worn out." But I trying to be knowing and clever said, "No Maharaj Ji, every bit of machinery is thoroughly checked before taking off." He turned his face towards me and with expressionless face and eyes made as innocent as a babe, said, "Is that so?" What utter fools we turn ourselves into when we try to be even a little clever in front of him who knows all, as will be seen from what happened in the next hour.
Before the plane took off, everyone as usual were told to fasten the belts, all took up straps and fastened it around the waist. Now Maharaj did a very peculiar thing, which when asked, He first laughs in reply with those beautifully living eyes twinkling like two bright stars, the answer you get out of Him is – "Isn’t it enough that Hazur has saved everyone?" But to go to that day when everyone strapped their bodies Sant Kirpal Singh quickly tied both His knees with the straps, when asked He said He had pain in the legs, then strapping His knees as tight as possible He sat very quiet, then all of sudden He said, "We should remember the name of Lord" and smilingly said, "so that we should reach safely India."
The plane had flown about 15 minutes when the pilot ran for the air hostess and when she came out of the cockpit she had a very worried look, by which could be seen that she was scared of something. Then the announcement was made that due to the engine trouble the plane was returning. We were then 150 miles from the landing ground.
After about 10 minutes Maharaj Ji did a strange thing – accidentally the belt loosened around the Master's knees and Maharaj Ji gave such a start this action was just like a driver's who at steering wheel of a fast-going vehicle goes day dreaming and then with a start wakes up when seeing himself driving straight in to something ahead and the start he gives when he sees that if he did not turn the wheel quick then there is death waiting in that crash, it was exactly the same way that the Master with a sudden involuntary movement and in such a hurried way caught hold of both the ends of the belt and tightened them tight around the legs. Again at that time His muscles on the face had grown taut, seeing the tensiveness in His body, though it lasted only for a few seconds, made me feel very strange and set me a thinking, then all of a sudden the realisation that if the Master had not been on the board there would have been without any question a gruesome accident in which all passengers would have lost their lives. Then all lights went off, and the plane was in pitch darkness. All passengers and crews were in great tension. After few minutes one engine completely failed. The second was going out, so the plane glided down, the landing in which condition is most difficult, so now a wonder miracle (I ask you and everyone forgiveness for calling it miracle for even if you know a little of the power of the Master you would of course jump on poor me saying, "You call this little thing miracle? After being near the lord for all these days.") But no other suitable word occurs to me at the present moment, anyway whatever it was today I am so overwhelmingly grateful to the great Lord for being so merciful to the whole world for saving that plane in which He was traveling. Just five minutes before touching land the second engine also almost went out. All of a sudden the first started roaring with life again and the pilot was successful in making a beautiful landing.
After landing again at Cairo, Sant Kirpal Singh got very impatient when told that He will have to spend the night in Cairo and will not be able to get any plane until the next day. With impatience in His voice he told the captain, "I must reach India by tomorrow," so the man said we will try to get you seats on the T.W.A. which takes off at 3 p.m. but he advised that it would be better if Master spent the night in a hotel and got some rest, for it was the second day of continuous flying, and every one was very tired. Sant Kirpal Singh said, "Rest for me, when my beloved Sangat is restlessly counting the minutes and is waiting with so much impatience in India." So the whole night He sat up on a chair or walked up and down while all other passengers slept in comfortable beds. That night seeing His great love of the people brought out our unworthiness glaringly out.
5 November: Return to Delhi after completing His First World Tour.