“Jivatma and Surat are other names for the soul. It has descended into the body from the highest planes of Sat Nam and Radha Soami. But it has become entangled here by the three gunas (attributes), five tattwas, then Indriyas (sense organs), the mind, etc., and has developed such strong ties with the body and the things related to it that it finds it most difficult to free itself from those bondages. Freedom from these bondages is called liberation. The sense organs, the tattwas, the mind, etc., are the inner bonds, while worldly things, the family and other relationships constitute the external bonds. The jivatma (soul) is so inextricably caught by these bonds that it now has no recollection of its real Home. It finds itself so far away from that Home that it is very difficult to return to it without the grace of a perfect Sat Guru.
“What man should do now, is to take the Surat back to its source and real treasure house, Sat Nam and Radha Soami. Till this is done, one is not free from the pains and pleasures of this world.”