NO INSTANT REALISATION BY AVATAR AND SADGURU
Above discourse of Perfect Master Ghaus Ali Shah Qalandar was quoted by Meher Baba in reply to above question and also narrated the following anecdote:
A certain man, having two vessels encrusted with the rust and dirt, decided to have them cleaned. He gave one vessel to a professional who promised to cleanse it in forty days, and the other to a man who undertook to do the job in a single day. The professional man began to work at his vessel scientifically. He subjected it to many processes over a period of forty days, and he made the vessel not only spick and span but also a thing for use.
The second man, who had promised to finish the job in one day, adopted the very drastic procedure of burning the vessel in a huge fire. This cleansed the vessel quickly and completely, but made it brittle and worthless. it can be seen, therefore , that although both the vessels were made clean, only that which underwent the lengthy process was of any use.
The Master went on to say that it was for this reason that a Perfect Master seldom gave realisation to an aspirant instantaneously, but led him to it slowly so that he might become a robust, useful vessel for God’s work.
In this connection, Meher Baba remarked to His disciples, “Realisation can be imparted to anyone in a second. It will then be for one’s own self only with no profit to others. The period austerity, self denial and hardship which one undergoes with a Master, engenders power and gives authority to use realisation, when achieved, for the spiritual awakening of others.
One essentially need God’s grace for God-realisation but one has to earn it by himself going through lots of labour of love and develop longing for union with God like fish out of water. God appears before deserving soul and bestows His grace of God realisation instantly.