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either consciously or unconsciously give immense help to others in the subtle and gross spheres.

 

Further progress un one's own is now, with rare exceptions, impossible. It is only by the help or grace of a Perfect Master that one is able to remove the "Veil" entirely and thereby arrive on the Sixth Plane, the highest plane of the Mental Sphere, the plane of "Divine Sight," the entrance to Divinity (as represented by the forehead), where one is actually able to see God, face to face, everywhere and in everything. This is known as conviction by Sight.

 

There are four kinds of conviction: conviction by faith (Yakeen) ; conviction by intellectual knowledge (Ilmul-yakeen); conviction by sight (A'inul-yakeen) ; and conviction by actual experience Haqkul-yakeen).

 

Those on the gross sphere who believe in the existence of God, have their conviction based on their faith and belief. Those on the Path, up to the Fifth Plane, know there is God, with a definite intellectual certainty; their conviction is based on sure knowledge. Those on the Sixth Plane, see God everywhere ; theirs is the conviction by actual sight. And those on the Seventh Plane, having become One with God, have conviction by actual experience.

 

The highly advanced pilgrim on the Sixth Plane is still within the domain of duality. Although face to face with God, the "See-er" and the "Seen" remain separated by a deep fathomless valley which can be spanned only by the touch of a Perfect Master.

 

Whereas the first five achievements are possible for man to obtain inde­pendently, the removal of the actual "Veil" on the Fifth Plane is usually accomplished by the grace of a Perfect Master's guidance. The jump from the illusion on the Sixth Plane to the Reality on the Seventh Plane is, however, impossible on one's own and is entirely dependent upon the direct touch of a Perfect Master.

 

On the Seventh Plane, the Plane of Infinite Knowledge, Power and Bliss, the individual merges into God and becomes God, a Perfect One for all time and beyond all time. It is then immaterial whether the physical body remains or drops. As a rule, the gross shell falls within a short time after Realization, but in some cases the physical body holds on for a long time. These God-Realized Ones are known as Majzoobs or Brahmi) Bhoot.

 

Again, by the direct and personal help of a Perfect Master, does one from amongst these God-Realized Ones return to the level of ordinary man, regaining consciousness of all the spheres (gross, subtle and mental), yet

 

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