Whilst they come to us as fellow human beings, the Masters are human in such a perfect way that we are naturally drawn towards them. In their humility they always describe themselves as average – but we find them far from average. When we experience the way they answer all our questions with such great patience, we cannot help but realize how unique they are. The Masters’ combination of magnetism and humanity has a profound and deep effect on us, leading to a life-long adventure of love.
A perfect living Master is a role model for his disciples. As we are fortunate enough to come into contact with such a Master, we should try our hardest to make the most of such a rare privilege. A living example, the Master demonstrates that we can perform all our worldly duties and have fun without forgetting our primary objective – spirituality. No one could claim to have a busier schedule than his. Despite being constantly on the move, performing duties at the Dera and travelling across the globe to interact with countless disciples, the Master undertakes spiritual responsibilities which we cannot even begin to understand, at the same time as being a good family man. As our mentor, he helps us realize how much can be attained in this very life. However, just as we have to work hard to achieve material success, we have to make an effort to attain our spiritual goal. We cannot just sit back and hope the Master will do all the work for us. Nor can we use the excuse that we are too busy. The Master proves that it is possible to balance personal and spiritual responsibilities.
Leaving behind the heavenly abode of Sach Khand, saints descend to our level for our sake, to take us back home. Given our limited understanding, we fail to realize the true significance of who they are. Nor are we able to comprehend their unconditional love for us. The Master shows us the way to return to our long lost home but, for some reason, we find ourselves delaying the journey. Yet, how different we are with the material goods in our lives. Notice how we rush to make sure we don’t lose out on retailers’ time-limited, bargain basement offers. How ironic it is then, that when it comes to taking advantage of the biggest offer of our lives – and one that is given freely – we procrastinate. Is this because we don’t believe in our good fortune or in our ability to make use of the gift of Nam? Question and Answer sessions are often laden with people asking the Master for his grace. As he emphasizes, we have already been given all the grace we need – now the ball is in our court. We must make room for more grace by doing as he has instructed, meditation and living in his will.
How blessed we are to have come into contact with a perfect living Master. Clearly, if we do not seize this opportunity, we will lose out. The good news is that, having taken us into his fold, the Master will not let us go astray; let us not take advantage of his graciousness. Instead, let us fulfil our promise without further delay. We have a guide – let’s learn from him, set our priorities straight and reprogramme our minds. Let’s restructure our routines, get rid of all the excuses and habits that take us away from our daily meditation, for that’s all that really matters.
We have been taken into the care of a perfect living Master and given the glorious chance to return to our true home, reasons enough to be happy and celebrate life. The Bible tells us that God is love and on the physical plane, the Master is the epitome of love.