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retaining at the same time full God-Consciousness. He is then the God-Man, the Perfect Master, Sadguru or Qutub.

 

Where there is light, darkness is no more. Where there is Knowledge, ignorance is absent. And, as the folds, the Veil, and the valley of separation are all in the domain of ignorance, a Perfect Master—Who is the "Sun" of all Knowledge—can, in the twinkling of an eye, impart God-Realization to any one He chooses.

 

God alone is Real. And as we are permanently lodged in the Divine Beloved, we are all One.

 

 

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 EXISTENCE IS SUBSTANCE
AND
LIFE IS SHADOW
 

Existence is Eternal, whereas Life is perishable.

 

Comparatively, Existence is what his body is to man, and Life is as the cloth that covers the body. The same body changes clothes according to the seasons, time and circumstances, just as the One and Eternal Existence is always there throughout the countless and varied aspects of Life.

 

Shrouded beyond recognition by the cloak of Life with its multifarious folds and colours, is Existence Unchangeable. It is the garb of Life with its veils of mind, energy and gross forms that "shadows" and superimposes on Existence, presenting the eternal, indivisible and unchangeable Existence as transient, varied and ever-changing.

 

Existence is all-pervading, and is the underlying essence of all things, whether animate or inanimate, real or unreal, varied in species or uniform in forms, collective or individual, abstract or substantial.

 

In the Eternity of Existence there is no Time. There is no Past and no Future; only the everlasting Present. In Eternity nothing has ever happened and nothing will ever happen. Everything is happening in the unending NOW.

 

Existence is God; whereas, Life is illusion.

 

Existence is Reality; whereas, Life is imagination.

 

Existence is Everlasting; whereas, Life is ephemeral.

 

 

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