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Om SathGuru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae

THE TRUE DISCIPLE’S SPIRITUAL ARDOUR


As for as my work is concerned, it is finished. I am here just for you. I do all that I can do, and you do all that you can do, to prevent it. It is a tug of war. It is a conflict between master and the disciple. Remember that it is a conflict. The disciple remains contradictory in his desire.

He wants to become enlightened as he is. He does not want to change that. This is the contradiction. You would like to go to heaven, but as you are. That is impossible.

I understand the question and desire. Yes, you would like to become enlightened very cheaply, without going through any pain, any suffering. Growth comes through suffering. It comes through great pain, it is arduous. One has to pay for it. And the payment is not in money, the payment is very deep. The payment is your innermost sacrifice.

The disciple has to disappear. You must cooperate a little. And I know that sometimes you cooperate, but your cooperation is also only cooperation in appearance. Deep down you remain resistant.

Even while you surrender, you go on watching from the corner of your eyes- how far to go? – And you go only so far, and you go with absolute control that if it is needed you can go back. Your surrender is not a journey of any return.

And unless it is a journey of no return, it is impossible for me to help you. I do not make any condition for you. The cloud is so full that it wants to rain; it does not mater whether it is a desert, or it is a wasteland, or it is a fertile soil- it does not matter.

Enlightenment is possible. If it is possible for me, it is possible for you. If it has happened to one human being, it is everybody’s potentiality.

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Surrender

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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Om Sathguru Shri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae

Sayings of Avathar Meher Baba

  • The beginning of real love is obedience, and the highest aspect of this love which surpasses that of love itself is the aspect which culminates into the perfect obedience or supreme resignation to the will and wish of the Beloved. In this love are embodied all yogas known to saints and seekers.

  • To those whose hearts are pure and simple, true love comes as a gift through the activating grace of a Perfect Master, and this Divine Love will perform the supreme miracle of bringing God into the hearts of men.

  • It is said the Perfect Master appears when one is ready. But how can one be ready for Perfection, and all its ways? Therefore Perfection, in the guise of the Master, must come down to the level of our imperfection, and help us to be the true disciple. That is why at times, the Master often plays the role of the disciple. He shows, not tells, us how to behave, – especially in relation to him.

  • Thus it is that God (Lord of Universe) as man, proclaiming Himself as the Avathar, suffers Himself to be prosecuted and tortured, to be humiliated and condemned by humanity for whose sake His Infinite Love has made him stoop so low, in order that humanity, by its very act God’s manifestation in the form of Avathar should, however, indirectly, assert the existence of God in His Infinite Eternal state.

  • This Eternal One and the Same Avathar repeats His manifestation from time to time, in different cycles, adopting different human forms and different names, in different places, to reveal Truth in different garbs and different languages, in order to raise humanity from the pit of ignorance and help free it from the bondage of delusions.

  • God’s Imagination begets Universal Mind, Universal Energy, and Universal Body in which are contained the individual Minds, individual energies and individual bodies of every thing and being in Creation.

  • The masses who try to attain the Truth by following rites and rituals are, as it were, in the goods train which is detained indefinitely at various stations.

  • Those who sincerely and devotedly meditate on God or dedicate their lives to the service of humanity are, as it were in the ordinary train which stops at every station according to the time-table.

  • But those who seek the company of the Truth-Realized Master and carry out HIS orders in full surrender and faith are, as it were in a special train, which will take them to the goal in the shortest possible time, without halts at intermediate stations.

  • God’s TRUTH can’t be ignored. Because men do ignore it, a tremendous adverse reaction is produced and the world finds itself in a cauldron of suffering through hate and conflicting ideologies. Ultimately, when the tide of suffering is at its flood, GOD manifests anew in human form (Avathar) to guide mankind to the destruction of its self created evil and re-establish it on the way to TRUTH.

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