The Lord’s Very Good Son
Maharaj Charan Singh once narrated in satsang an incident concerning the Great Master which was quite an eye-opener for us. One day, the Great Master called Maharaj Ji and his brother (Shoti), and put a question to both of them, asking, “What would you like to become – a son, a bad son, or a good son?”
Maharaj Ji replied that he did not fully understand the question.
The Great Master explained that a ‘son’ is the son who inherits from his father all the land, wealth, reputation and goodwill of the family, and keeps it intact, neither increasing it nor squandering it. A ‘bad son’ is the son who squanders the inheritance he had received from his father and loses it, while a ‘good son’ is the son who increases his father’s inheritance and wealth, raising the name and fame of his father and the family.
The Great Master again asked, “What would you like to be?” Maharaj Ji’s brother kept quiet, while Maharaj Ji replied, “Hazur, of course I would like to be a ‘good son’, but everything is in your hands.” The Great Master said, “The Lord will make you a very good son.”
The Master is a man who has made himself one with the supreme Father, and the Shabd is the supreme Spirit in process of manifestation throughout the universe. The Master is now the representative and the spokesman of the supreme Father on this earth plane. He is the real son of God. All Masters are real sons of God. In fact, all men are, but the Master is a perfected son. There is not the slightest philosophical difficulty in this concept. It is a sublime reality.
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