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Proving the "abnormal" to the "normal" mind—what would it prove? Replacing blue-colored glasses with green-colored glasses (to use a simile) would not bring man nearer to his object, which, from the truly spiritual point of view is to see with the factual vision of his own naked eyes. Admittedly, the former is more spectacular, hence the pull towards it. A yogi, on the lower planes, performing a `miracle,' will soon draw crowds; whereas a Perfect Master, supreme in His Godhood, will gather a few receptive souls who are brave enough to plunge into the self-denying life of complete surrender and obedience to Him. The miracle of the yogi will attract, but the love for a Perfect Master will benefit. Kabir says:

 

"One second,—half a second—spent in the company of a Perfect Master will abolish crores of sanskaras that bind you to illusion."

 

The Avatars work and manifest according to the trend and receptiveness of the people of the age during which they manifest. Christ performed miracles because it was the best means suited for the people of that time, and because His physical life in manifestation was short. Avatars and Perfect Masters never perform miracles for the satisfaction of our thirst or curiosity for a miracle in itself—doing so would encourage in man a deceptively important value and attachment to it, which would be yet another binding in the vast illusion of creation. On the contrary, Perfect Masters warn us of the unimportant attachment and false values of miracles, for they wish to "free" us from any and all illusions.

 

Baba tells us miracles are as a toy given to a wayward child when needed, to coax it towards a more pliable response for its guidance in doing a difficult thing; but surely, in our enlightened age, we are ready for more than "toys," ready through the hard way, to attain to the realization of the Self! The daily "miracle" we see Baba performing is the change in the lives of so many who love Him, and such inner transformation and awaking that we witness cannot be reached or surpassed by an outward “phenomenal demonstration.”

 

Baba says: "I perform no miracles and will perform none; until I manifest on breaking My outward silence. Then I will perform the One and Only Miracle, whose greatness and glory you can not even imagine, and which will benefit not only those around Me, but the whole world —each and every being in consciousness." ...and, "The moment I break My silence and utter that original Word, the first and last miracle

 

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