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One road may be steep, another full of pot holes, the third torn with raging rivers; similarly, one man may walk best, another may be a good runner, the third a fine swimmer, yet in each case, the things that should really count are the destination and the actual progress that each individual makes. Why should one who can run like a hare come in the way of another who is more likely to succeed only with the speed of a snail?

 

•   The fact is, that God alone is real, and everything is in God. We all are one with Him, but owing to our ignorance, we feel ourselves separate from God. We always were. What was before us? We. Before "we"? We, We, We! Only when we get Knowledge, we know what this means. Then instantly, everything is absolutely clear in the twinkling of an eye; but such a "Flash of Being" is even quicker than the twinkling of an eye!

 

There is no question therefore of becoming God, since we are already God; and so, on the other hand, we have to cease to be God, since we are already God. In order to do that, we have to get more and more away from God through prayers, fasting, etc., as otherwise what can God do for God?

 

That is why Knowledge cannot come to one and all individuals, because we all are God, and God being in every one, who is to give and to whom? Only when God is perfectly individualized as Most Perfect Dnyani or Most Perfect A'riff, can He impart Knowledge to other individuals.

 

 

•   The duty of the master is first of all to release and free you from the venomous clutches of maya and then to give you the experience (Realization.)

 

 

Once you have surrendered yourself to the Master He has to do His duty to you. He cannot escape that. It is only your unbounded love and unswerving faith that is required thereafter, and that will encourage Him in His duties towards you. So, take your Master to be your God, and with as much love and faith, surrender and serve Him, and you will be saved.

 

 

•   Three curtains—the gross, the subtle, and the mind—intervene between man and the Real Truth or Paramatman. When you remove the subtle curtain you act through the mind alone; when you are free of the mind curtain you become One with the Paramatman.

 

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