Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae
|Original term||Sufi Equivalent||Common term|
|God – Merged||Majoob – Allah||Majoob|
|God – Intoxicated||Mast – Allah||Mast|
|God – Absorbed||Mashgul – Allah||Salik – like pilgrim|
|God – Communed||Ma – Allah||Salik – like pilgrim|
|God – Mad||Divana – e – Allah||Divana – e Haq|
A wali, for example, may be on the fifth, sixth or seventh plane and he may be God-merged, God-intoxicated. The term wali is only applicable to the God-communed in the rare instance, when he is on the fifth or sixth plane.
Now a Mast, although he is never truly God-absorbed like a salik-like pilgrim, and never truly God-merged like a majoob, may taken on certain of the characteristics of a salik-like pilgrim or a majoob.
A salik-like Mast, although his salient characteristic is God-intoxication, has the attribute of a salik, that he is conscious to a certain extent of his physical environment, and to a certain extent of the spiritual plane on which he is situated.
A majzoob like a Mast who, incidentally is, a rare type has the salient characteristic of God-intoxication, and has also the attribute of the true majoob of the seventh plane that he is to a greater or lesser extent merged in God, according to the degree of his advancement.
A true majoob, a God merged soul in the seventh plane, is, as we have already seen, a wali; and also, in the sense that he enjoys the blissful intoxication of God-united soul, he is also a mast.
These rather like the case of one who, being a master of arts is automatically also a matriculate. A majoob, however, although he is automatically both a wali and a mast, is never a salik.