it is just the same for a Majzoob or Paramhamsa to have or have not a gross body which exists only for those who see it; it is not at all existing for the Majzoob himself. But such is not the case with a Kutub or Sadguru. In God-Realization both are the same, i. e., a Sadguru
is enjoying the Infinite Existence, Knowledge and Bliss as perfectly as a Majzoob; but in addition to this superconsciousness he has also complete mental, subtle and gross consciousness, and thus is able use his gross and subtle bodies, unlike a Majzoob, for the salvation of others. As with Paramhamsas, so with Sadgurus — the presence or absence of their gross bodies makes no difference in their consciousness of being God. The difference comes in regard to the work for the upliftment of the individual egos. When a Sadguru leaves the gross body, the superconsciousness, i.e., "I am God," remains the same just as that of a Majzoob, and will remain for eternity, but the mental, the subtle and the gross consciousness disappear and with that, his mission in this phantom world comes to an end. To sum it up, in essence and in reality, the end of the second and the third Journey is one and the same, yet from the viewpoint of individual egos, there is a world of difference.
There may be one thousand Gnostics experiencing one thousand and one different experiences, but there are no two Gnoses or Gnosticisms. Gnosis (Tarikat or Adhyatm Marg) has a standard of its own; just as there are millions of human beings with millions of different faces and faculties, yet all have the same standard figure and the same inherent power (which may be developed or undeveloped) of reasoning and knowing. Gnosis is the internal but actual Pathway more in the literal than in the figurative sense of the word; for though it is not exactly like a material road, yet it is distinctly perceptible to the internal eye of a real mystic or Gnostic who actually feels himself traveling along it. It is this journey of the soul along the Path that is called "Sair" by the Sufis.