The Path of the Masters — The Way of Inner Light and Sound
“The real message of man’s life is ‘Be Man’. The question is, how to follow this principle and what should we do to adopt this principle and formula for finding a way to God, which is nothing but salvation.
“The only way is to surrender oneself at the lotus feet of a spiritual master. After this surrender, the disciple and master become one, because a true surrender makes a man free from the bondage of senses, dilution, affection, etc, etc… So far as we are under the control of worldly desires, the surrender is not possible. So the first step is to be free from worldly desires. But that does not mean that the needs for earthly life should not be fulfilled. In fact, needs should be fulfilled, and not the desires. If we have taken birth as a human being, some food (energy) is necessary for the body to work, but it is not necessary that we always aspire for multi-course meals. It is necessary to put on some cloths to cover the body, but not necessary that silk linen is put on. It is necessary that there is a small shelter for living, but not necessary that a marble fitted house is something to be attached to.
“As a human being we have to survive in this world without caring for ourselves much, without looking to the ills of others. Rather, by looking towards the ills of ourselves, purifying ourselves first, we then can do something for the purification of others. This is the life of a “lotus” on a pond, and this is why Saraswati, the Goddess of knowledge, wisdom and intellect, sits on the lotus. The lotus flower blossoms in a muddy pond, but any one looking at the flower exclaims, ‘Wow! How beautiful this flower is!’ The whole world is a muddy pond and we have to survive in the midst of mud like a lotus flower, which does not care for mud but it blossoms for the pleasure and happiness of others. Every morning with sunrise, the lotus blossoms. This is what we should also follow. The divine Power and Light emanated by the spiritual master makes us to blossom like the lotus flower, provided we have full trust and faith in our spiritual master.
“Sant Mat does not look at the race, cast, sect or any other identification for a person. Rather, it looks to the true sense of service, sacrifice, surrender, devotion, determination, trust, and belief of a person towards the master. Those who have such characteristics may belong to any cast, race, country, or direction. Those of any identification can join this Yoga. But for this a true spiritual master is a must. I don’t know whether you have adopted some spiritual master or you are under the shelter of someone as a spiritual master. If so, please do surrender yourself to him or her for all what you desire to attain and achieve. The spiritual master is not the body. Rather, it is the Divine Light, the Divine Sound, and your own wisdom, your own conscious, and your own perception, which is selfless and without any expectation from anyone on this earth.”
Yours in Him,