not the repetition of the temporal past in the context of a new setting. It is the doing of something that can never be one as a result of the experience of duality. It is a creation of the utterly new, a descent of the Truth into the false. Hence its Creativity is unlimited and infinite. The redeeming act of the Perfect Master is a flash of the Eternal in the midst of what is otherwise nothing but rigidly determined causation. This is the mystery of Divine Grace descending through the Perfect Master.
If you want to go to a distant place and have no intention of getting off in between you will naturally take the quickest train to that destination. The masses who follow rites and rituals to attain God as Truth are, as it were, on the freight train, which is indefinitely detained at various stations. Those who sincerely take some name of God with devotion and dedicate their life to the service of humanity are, as it were, in an ordinary train, which stops at every station according to the scheduled timetable. But those who seek the company of the Truth-realized Master and carry out his orders in full surrender-once and faith are, as it were, in a special train, which will take the aspirant to the Goal in the shortest possible time without any halts at the intermediate stations.
God is the eternal fountain of life and power. Different souls in the world share this life and power in varying degrees according to their spiritual proximity to God. The nearer one is to God or Truth, the less separated does one feel, and the greater is one's life and power. Those who become one with God are the infinite reservoir of all power, life, wisdom and bliss. But others also share all these in a limited degree, according to their station in the universe. If the God-realized Master is compared to the main power-house, where electricity is generated, other souls may be compared to sub-power houses or storage batteries, which receive and conserve a limited degree of electricity and also can use it within the limits of their respective capacities.
The mind cannot be turned to the Truth by sheer force. In the beginning it has to be coaxed and won over from its usual rambles, just in the same way as it is necessary to coax children in order to induce them to give up their play and take to study. The Master wins over the aspirant to the Truth with infinite dexterity. When the mind is won over to the Truth, all the senses automatically follow. If the senses are like soldiers, the mind is like their commander. When the senses retire from their distracting activities, it is easy for the ego-mind to consume itself in the blazing fire of Divine Love.
One of the ways by which the Master takes the aspirant to this goal is initiating him into spiritually enlightened service. The type of service which