Three Types Seekers

There are three types of seekers.

The first type says that God is within him and he has to see God within. “I must see Him at any cost and so I’ll continue my efforts.” In his efforts, he must face innumerable hardships and difficulties. But this type of seeker has not that amount of courage and daring which the second type displays. It takes him ages and ages to reach his goal, and the way is full of suffering and obstacles.

The second type says God is within him. He has no need of a Master. At any cost, he must seek and search for Him. He has the daring to take a headlong plunge and get himself drowned.

The third type believes that God is within him and he also has the daring. What is daring? The daring is that he is prepared to blindfoldedly obey the Master. He has so much daring that he has no thought for himself.

Walking between the two groups seated in the hall on opposite sides, Baba continued:

Take this as a very narrow canal in which there is surging, boiling water flowing. The seeker has to cross from one side to another. The first type has no courage. He walks the whole long, long distance of his bank and keeps on moving. After ages, when he reaches the opposite bank he finds that from his side to the side he has reached, there is practically no distance to cover, except the surging, boiling water of the narrow canal.

This is literally true.

The second type is not the type to take pains to go all the long distance done by the first. He takes a headlong plunge into the troubled waters and completely dissolves himself.

The third type has great courage. He also knows how to swim. The Master from the opposite bank stretches out his hand, asking him to take it so that he can drag him to his side. Because of the courage and confidence he has in the Master, he blindfoldedly accepts the Master’s help and crosses over.

-www.lordmeher.org, p3884
Nov, 1955; Meherabad

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“The path through the God-Man is available only to those fortunate ones who approach him in complete surrender and unswerving faith.” (www.lordmeher.org, p3201)

 

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