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|By COUNTESS NADINE TOLSTOY|
EHER BABA … is not only a Teacher. He is the Awakener, and not a theoretician or a philosopher. He is the very spiritual Guide on the spiritual Path towards truth and perfection. He can take the full responsibility of your soul and bring it to the ultimate end, to God-realization itself.
He is not a thinker. He is beyond this stage. He is the very fulfilled example in the state of perfection. And that state is the expression of attained Godhood, of actual, permanent Union with GOD or Supreme Soul (Oversoul) . . . Paramatman.
He is therefore free from desires, passions and imperfections of any kind which are characteristic of ordinary man and of the highest human genius as well.
He is Free .
As it is not the intellect or mind that gains GOD, as BABA says, but the actual spiritual experience . . . he helps us to experience the actual change in consciousness. He guides the aspirant toward selflessness, toward freedom from egoism, bringing about the final surrender of the ego, of the selfish lower self or the limited, personal "I".
He does not encourage the isolation from life and life's personal duties and occupations. Life itself offers all opportunities for overcoming men's selfish inclinations. The Master uses these life experiences to awaken a clear spiritual vision and understanding of the goal of life as realization of oneness, of unity of all life. He guides and wins the soul with his divine pure love. His infinite love awakens the experience of the heart. It opens the heart. It awakens the pure joy, an experience free from attachments and personal limitations. It leads to the union of the head and the heart, to the balance indispensable for spiritual progress along the spiritual Path. His all-knowing and infinite power gives him the true authority in the guidance of men.