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Om SathGuru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae


When the Spiritual Master (Sathguru) climbs down, he does not lose anything because he knows that at the next moment he will be able to climb up again. Suppose a child at the foot of the tree says: “Please give me a fruit; please give me a most delicious mango.” Immediately the Master will bring one down and then he will climb up again. And if nobody else asks for a mango, he will sit on the branch and wait. Here on earth, if one human being has something to offer and the other person does not take it, then the first person gets furious. He says “You fool! It is for your own good that I am giving it.” He will scold the other person and be very displeased if his offering is not accepted. In the case of a spiritual Master,….

(Spiritual Masters are those rare beings who have realised there oneness with the Supreme, – the highest transcendental Consciousness. Spiritual Masters have not only realised their true self but also work selflessly to inspire humanity to seek the divinity within themselves.

A real spiritual Master is able to expedite the progress of his/her disciples through their close connection to God and the grace of God.

Spiritual Masters have taught the timeless spiritual truths in a variety of ways, Their teachings reflecting the environment and period in which they live.

Great Spiritual Masters like Sri Krishna, Buddha , Jesus Christ, Sri Rama, Sri Seshadri Swamigal , Shirdi Sai Baba etc., are avathars (Incarnation of God). Each spiritual master has offered their own unique path towards the highest Truth. However although the outer forms may differ the ultimate realisation is the same.This is a selection of Spiritual Masters who can be of service to aspiring seekers.)

….it is different. He will come with his wealth, but if humanity does not accept it, he will not curse humanity. Even if humanity insults him and speaks ill of him, he will not lodge a complaint against humanity to God. With his boundless patience he will say, “All right, today you are sleeping. Perhaps tomorrow you will get up and see what I have to offer. I will wait for you.” If you are fast asleep and someone pinches you and shouts, “Get up! Get up!” he is not doing you a favour. You will be annoyed. But the spiritual Master will not bother you; he will not ask you to get up. He will stay beside your bed and wait until you get up, and the moment you get up he will ask you to look at the sun.

If he is a real spiritual Master, he will not lose anything if earth rejects what he has, because he is well established in his inner life, in his inner consciousness. Again, if humanity accepts what he offers, he does not lose anything, either. The more he gives, the more he gets from the Source. Just as in the ordinary life the more knowledge we offer to others, the more we get, in the spiritual life also it is the same. A spiritual Master will never run short of Peace, Light and Bliss, because he is connected with the infinite Source of all.

Ordinary aspirants or the so-called Masters have limited capacity. If they give away something, they cannot replace it. But when one is in touch with unlimited capacity in the inner world, his source is like an ocean. One cannot empty the infinite inner ocean. The real Master wants to give everything to his devoted students, but their power of receptivity is limited. So he tries to widen their vessels and make them as big as possible so that the students can receive the Peace, Light and Bliss that he brings for them. But he cannot force an aspirant to receive more than he has the capacity to hold. If he does, then the vessel will give way. So a Master can only pour and pour and pour his infinite Light into his students, but once the limit of their receptivity is reached, it will all be wasted on them.

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Om SathGuru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae

Spiritual Masters does not believe in explanations. If you go to a Master he starts giving you methods, not doctrines. They give you a method. They say, “WORK ON THE METHOD”. When the method goes deeper, it changes your heart, opens your being, and then you would know.

They will not give you a single doctrine, a single principle-they have none. They have only methodology. They give you the taste. It is hard work.

It is very difficult to find a spiritual master, and he may be living just in your neighbourhood. He may be doing such an ordinary thing you cannot believe it. He may be a weaver, or he may be a shoemaker, or he may be running a hotel, or any kind of work. You cannot even suspect that a spiritual master lives just around the corner – you may come across him every day and you will not have any idea who this man is – UNLESS YOU A SEEKER.

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Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae

Spiritual Masters doesn’t argue. They don’t try to convince; they demonstrate. They say; come with me, I know a window from where you Can look into the open sky. Remaining closed in this dark room, how can I convince that there is open sky- infinite?

The Spiritual Masters are very, very particular about words – if they do use them, they use them very telegraphically.

This is what the man of the world has always said to the mystic: “Don’t talk nonsense. Be practical and talk the language that we understand”. Spiritual Masters says, “This is the way to know. We can’t explain it to you. It is so mysterious that it will be almost a profanity to bring it to your level. TRUTH can’t be brought to your level; the only way possible, the only way left, is that you can be brought to the level of TRUTH.

Remember, before you reach to the Real Master, to the authentic Master, to the SathGuru, you will come across many false Masters. So don’t get hooked. A Real Master dead is more potent than an unreal master alive. If you have been following a Real Master and the Master is no more, then it is the responsibility of the Master to send you to another Real Master so that your growth can continue. No Master can help you faster. This speed mania has to be dropped. There is no need. EACH STEP HAS TO BE ENJOYED AND CELEBRATED.

If a tree has to grow a hundred feet into the sky, it has to grow a hundred feet underneath the earth. Those roots take time. You don’t see the roots; roots are not visible. When you come to a Master, the Master sees your roots. He sees how many roots you have. If you suddenly grow too fast and the roots are not ready to hold you that big, you will fall down, you will topple down. You will not be able to grow at all. And once you have fallen down it is very difficult to get rooted again.

Spiritual Masters always demonstrate; they are very practical and scientific people. Scientific truth can be learned. You can go to a school; you can learn from a teacher. Religious truth can’t be learned. It has to be created, not learned. You cannot go to a teacher. It can’t be taught, there is no way to teach it. You will have to go to a Master not to a teacher.

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Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae

No Spiritual Master is comparable to any other master. Each Spiritual Master is so unique that he is incomparable. If you start comparing, you will miss the whole point; you will miss their reality. That reality is unique. Spiritual masters cannot be compared.

You just look into him, and then you will be surprised. Masters are unique in their manifestation and they are one in their innermost core. Each Master is unique, and yet represents the universal.

The Master lives in the present. To live in the present, the basic need is to withdraw yourself from the past, to withdraw yourself from the future. Then there comes a concentration of energies (Universal energy – Divine Energy); then this small moment becomes luminous, you pour your total energy into it. Then there is joy and benediction.

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Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae

When the Master says, “surrender to me”, he does not mean subservience to him. He simply means, “whatsoever you are right now is not the real you. Put aside this whole false idea of yourself. Give it to me. Give this poison to me”. By surrendering your false, you become the real. And the real can never be surrendered so the Master is not worried about the real. Only the unreal can be surrendered.

A Master will not be able to function if you are not surrendered. You will not open up. You will not allow him passage, you will protect yourself even against him, you will be defensive even against him, you will keep a distance, and you will not allow him too close an approach to you, then there is no possibility. What is surrender? Surrender is only a trust that you are going to open your heart to the Master. It is a risk, who knows what the Master will do to you? Certainly it is a risk.

Surrender is possible only if you are very strong. To surrender needs great strength, great courage, and great risk. Weak people cannot surrender. They cannot trust themselves so much and they can’t be courageous enough to open their hearts before somebody else.

Jesus says, “Unless you are like a child you will not enter into the Kingdom of God.”

The child understands in a different way. First the child has no knowledge, when you know that you don’t know, there is opening. When you know you know, you are closed.

When the question is out of knowledge it is impossible to answer it. When you already think you know, you are in conflict with anything that is going to be said to you. You have something at stake-your knowledge, your past, your belief, and your doctrine. A child has none of these hindrances.

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