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The Work of the God-Man

 

God-realization is the endless end of creation, and the timeless consummation and fructification of intelligent and unbinding Karma. If the soul takes an incarnation, after God-realization, it is not as an ego-mind, but as the embodiment of the universal mind; he is not, like the reincarnating ego-mind, subject to the bondage of Karma. Ordinary man takes an incarnation under the irresistible impulse of creating; but the God-man comes back by a free and spontaneous surging of compassion for those, who are still in the world of illusion and bondage. The descent of a God-realized soul is fundamentally different from the incarnation of the souls which are in bondage.

 

The souls who have not realized God are still in the domain of duality; and their dealings of mutual give and take in different fields create the chains of karmic debts and dues, from which there is no escape. But the God-man dwells in the consciousness of Unity; and all that he does, not only does not bind him, but contributes towards the emancipation of others, who are still in ignorance. For the God-man, there is no one who is excluded from his own being; he sees himself in every one; and, since all that he does springs from the consciousness of non-duality, he can freely give and freely take without creating a binding for himself or others.

 

If a person accepts, without reserve, from the bounty which the God-man showers, he creates a link which will stand by him until he attains the goal of freedom and God-realization: and if a person serves the God-man, offering all his life and possessions, in his service, he creates a link, which will augment his spiritual progress, by inviting upon himself the grace and the help of the God-man. In fact , even opposition to the work of the God-man, often turns out to be a beginning of a development, which imperceptibly leads a person Godward, because while opposing the work of the God-man, the soul is establishing a link and a contact with him. Thus, every one who voluntarily or involuntarily comes into the orbit of his activities, becomes, in some way, the recipient of a spiritual push.

 

The work of the God-man in the universe is fundamentally different from that on which most priests set their hearts. Most of the priests of established religions attach too much importance to external forms, rituals and conformity; and since they are not themselves free from selfishness,

 

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