ONE SHOULD NOT EVEN DESIRE FOR GOD-REALIZATION- IT IS DESTINED
There can be no better simile of man (false self, small i-ego) and God (Real Self, big I) with the appearance of a snake in the rope in darkness. Just like snake, (false self-small i) is also nothing but illusion. Hence biting of snake or getting killed by snake is meaningless, since snake being illusion, cannot bite, kill, or can be killed.
Similarly, the liberation of the false self (small i-ego) is also meaningless, since false self (small i-ego) is itself an illusion like snake for rope. The Real Self (big I) has never been bound with anything and so does not need liberation.
In fact, our false self (small i-ego), which falsely identifies itself as a snake instead of rope has to consciously know that its Real Self is rope (God-big I) which is already liberated. Real Self (God-big -I) is the supreme soul and enjoys infinite power, infinite knowledge and infinite bliss.
False self (small i-ego), sooner or later is bound to gain the conscious knowledge that it is not the snake but the rope (Real Self-big-I) which is the state of God realization and comes at appropriate and predestined time only with the help of a Perfect Master or Avatar. Anyone (false self i) cannot ask or demand for God realization in lieu of any austerities/practices/services except by love, obedience and surrenderence to a Perfect Master or Avatar.
Thus, it can be concluded that one should not desire even for God realization or liberation because everyone is already destined for it at appointed time. One should only aspire and long for the sublimation of one’s ego (false self, i) so that one’s Real Self (Big I) can be recognized and it is possible only by loving God more and more for descent of His grace.
N.B. Synthesized by Dr. J. Kumar, Rohini, Delhi- based on teachings of Vedanta & discourses of Meher Baba.