Astral Travel

Kuldip Singh
4 min readOct 11, 2021
Saint Scholar Giani Naranjan Singh Ji with a participant at the Council of the World’s Religions in Germany 1986

Astral travel means the ability to go to God’s domain for an audience with the Almighty.

Those who have achieved this ability will do everything to deny that they have achieved astral travel. These people are extremely humble and have eschewed ego. Hence, there is hardly any information available on astral travel.

From the Sikh Scriptures — “ O Nanak, one who understands His Command, does not speak in ego.”

I have been very fortunate to have had the honour to serve Saint Scholar Giani Naranjan Singh Ji, Shiromani Kathakar ( Chief Exponent of the Sikh Scriptures) as his personal attendant.

One of the biggest benefits of being the personal attendant of a Spiritual Master — whatever questions you have in your mind will get answered.

On the questions of astral travel, these questions were answered either intuitively or by thought transfer. There was never any discussion on this subject.

Yes, astral travel is possible. Astral travel is the highest form of Spirituality. And at any one time only a handful of highly evolved Spiritual Masters have attained the ability to travel astrally.

Astral travel is only possible by the opening of the Tenth Door. And this tenth door is only opened by the Grace of God.

The human body has ten openings — the two eye sockets, two ears, two nostrils, one mouth, two excretory openings and the Tenth Door.

The first nine, every human have these naturally occurring openings.

The tenth opening or The Tenth Door can only be opened by the Grace of God.

Every action of ours, whether by word, thought or deed is karma.

From the Sikh Scriptures, “ Do not harbour evil intentions against others in your mind.”

Only those who are in the Law of Grace will be able to achieve astral travel.

Please note that astral travel is totally different from astral projection.

In astral travel, the breath is stored in the Tenth Door when the Spiritual Master travels to God’s domain.

In astral travel, the soul travels to God’s domain at the speed of thought. Thought travels in virtually no time. Literally, you think and you are there.

When God created the universe, according to the Sikh faith, He ordained two laws, viz. -

The Law of Grace and The Law of Karma.

  1. The Law of Grace. Under this law, there is no karma, hence no payback for your actions. All Spiritual Masters are under this Law.

From the Sikh Scriptures — “ Those who meditate on God attain salvation. For them, the cycle of birth and death is eliminated.”

Grace is very important in all religions.

Mary, because she was full of Grace, was able to be a Virgin Mother.

From Sikhi Wiki Chitra Gupta ( pronounced as Chitr Gupt — the ‘a’ is silent ) page, quoting the Sikh Scriptures -

“Meditating at the door of the Unknowable and Incomprehensible Lord, one attains the Permanent Seat, where there is neither birth nor death nor transmigration, where the illusion and suffering ceases, where the script of Chitragupta is torn and the messengers of Yama do not have any power.”

( Chitragupta is the scribe or registrar of Yama, the deity of death. When the messengers of Yama take the soul to the abode of Yama, they are confronted with Chitragupta, by whom their good and bad actions are recorded. Yama calls upon Chitragupta to read the accounts of their deeds.

However, the devotees of God, meaning the Spiritual Masters are not harassed.)

2. The Law of Karma. Under this Law, as you sow, so shall you reap. Also explained by Newton’s Third Law — For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.

The law of Karma originated in the Vedic system of religion, otherwise known as Hinduism or Sanatan Dharma (perennial faith). As a term, it can at the latest be traced back to the early Upanishads, around 1500 BC. ( From Religion Wiki)

From the Sikh Scriptures -

“The Word of the Guru’s Shabad eradicates the karma of millions of past actions.”

In the above quote, Guru refers to God. Shabad refers to the mantra upon which you meditate.

“ This human body has been given to you

This is your chance to meet God

All other works are of no use

Join the holy congregation and meditate only on the Name of God.”

“Sing the Praises of God, O Saints, O friends,

With full attention and concentration of mind.”

“No one is my enemy, and no one is a stranger.

I get along with everyone.”

“ The egg of superstition has burst; the mind is illuminated.

The Guru has cut the fetters off the feet and freed the captive.”

In the above quote, Guru refers to God.

Guru Gobind Singh Ji, the Tenth Guru of the Sikhs said -

“ All human beings are the reflection of the one and same Lord.

Recognise the entire human race as one.”

How do you attain Grace? This is the subject of the next post which should be published next Monday, 18th October, 2021

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Kuldip Singh

I serve in Guru Nanak Ashram in Patiala, Punjab, India. This Ashram is a centre for Spiritual retreat and learning.