FAITH IN THE MASTER —
I am the eternal Beloved, drawing the infinite number of
lovers to Myself in infinite ways. So they have experiences of
innumerable types; they have to pass through endless stages.
However, for the sake of intellectual understanding, these can be broadly divided into the following three stages:
The first is the stone stage. One feels unconsciously drawn
toward God or the God-Man. Here, the initiative is entirely
with me. One feels attracted to me as a particle of iron to
The second is the worm stage. Herein the mind constantly
wriggles like a worm. The person worships me, yet sometimes disbelieves me. He adores me; he distrust me! Doubts and devotion go together. The pull of love, however, prevails in the end. In this phase, various types of impressions are executed.
The third is the dog stage. The dog has absolute faith in the
master. He just moves with his master here, there, anywhere.
In a sense, he has no will of his own. He only knows to follow
the master without ifs and buts. Once a lover arrives at this
stage, he is blessed.
GLIMPSES OF THE GOD-MAN, Vol. 1, p. 304,
By Bal Natu
Copyright 1977 Bal Natu
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