37-HOW TO RECOGNIZE PERFECT MASTER OR THE AVATAR.
These Realised personalities are of two kinds: Saliks or Sadgurus, and Majzoobs or (Brahmi- Bhoots). Both are realised and enjoy perfect bliss. But outwardly there is a vast difference between these two types. The Majzoobs though God-realised, go about in rags or are completely naked. They remain in dirty surroundings, and are oblivious of the world and of people, to whom they appear to be crazed beggars. On the other hand, Saliks and Sadgurus, though fully God-realised, act just like ordinary mortals. They eat, drink, sleep, talk and appear to suffer like any other ordinary man.
But how can you recognise them? Among a hundred thousand so-called saints, there may be only one who is real. What is the test? The best test is his company. Maintain your connection with him, stay with him. Then you can know him, and even, in your own limited way, judge him by your standards, understanding him to some degree. For example, there are two glasses full of water. One glass contains a little salt in it. But how can you know which is which? For that, you have to taste the water, and only then are you able to know the difference. Similarly, by keeping the close company of a so-called saint or Master, you will come to know who is real and who is false.
Kabir said -When you meet a true Guru, He will awaken your heart; He will reveal you the secret of love and detachment and then you will know indeed that He transcends His universe.
He is real Guru, who reveals the form of the formless to the vision of these eyes, who teaches the simple way of attaining Him that is other than rites and ceremonies; who does not make you close the doors, and hold the breath, and renounce the world: who makes to perceive the Supreme spirit wherever the mind attaches itself; Who teaches you to be still in the midst of all your activities: ever immersed in bliss, having no fear in His mind, He keeps the spirit of union in the midst of all enjoyments.
A true guru does not belong to any class or caste. A true visionary, guide or guru has no caste or creed –
Naa hoye varg na hoye varan saancha guru soyee.
He is not a Brahmin, Kshatriya, Vaishya or Shudra. He is not a Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh or Muslim. He does not belong to any group or class. A true guru is simply a superb human who has soul power (aatmbali) and is soulful (aatmvaan). A soulful human with soul power is the one who can lead the masses, whose gyan-dhyan (true wisdom and contemplation) flows towards the deserving and his actions (karms) are always directed through union with the supreme Consciousness for the supreme goal and is forever dedicated to the supreme consciousness.
A true guru is a mass of two attributes – one is soul power (aatmikta) and the other is oneness, sense of belonging (aatmiyata) and both are eternal, divine, beyond mind (para) qualities. Soulfulness, full of attributes of the soul and aatmiyata – replete with an unselfish feel of oneness, sense of belonging and spontaneous, effortless sprouting of affection. Both these words are such that they never lose their significance, meaning and essence. Their truth always remains the same, does not alter under any circumstance, condition or direction. A person who has imbibed these qualities reflects divinity.
The true guru is inside you, if you cannot hear him, it is because of your own incapacity. But the Supreme Consciousness is extremely benevolent. If you start working upon yourself with full determination and absolute faith, it will automatically and effortlessly send a medium in the form of a guru and also provide conducive situations. This is the secret of astonishing miracles that can be realised by only the one who is established in his truth (satyanishth). So come, let us justify human life by manifesting a truthful soul in ourselves by walking on the Mana Marg of truth, love and karm.