A seeker goes to a Master to learn. He learns and takes every word of the Master as a valuable tool of guidance in the path. The seeker has an opinion gained over the years through the help of family, friends, colleagues and society and then the same opinion is super-imposed over the valuable tool of guidance given by the Master, without even moving a single finger or even putting in an effort to implement the guidance, he seeks blessings for the attempts.
The reason for not attempting to work upon the guidance is that each valuable tool of guidance is painful; for; it works on the path of removal of the conditions within the self and furthermore, slowly removes the conditions of the society.
The differences between the opinion of the seeker and guidance of Master remain. And this is similar to all species of animals, plants and all of the creation. It is not important to notice the distinctions but then the diversity in the world has to be accepted in its fullness and then see the unity within the diversity. The self within remains the same universally, though superficially there are differences and once the deeper aspects are known, then the differences vanish showing unity and then only bliss remains.
This unification of diversity happens only when the bliss and joy is seen through a process of following the guidance with full faith without superimposing the superficial opinion and thought process. Once the path is followed with pure faith and devotion then the self which is no different from the universal self is realized and then the process of true awakening happens.
Till the time the difference in opinions remains, concept of inferiority and superiority exposes itself, this complex nature makes the person more and more depressed. Only when the complexity is removed, transformation will happen. This transformation cannot be forced on one; for, it is purely based on one’s own efforts. Once the transformation happens then the external differences get obligated. External efforts to transformation will never succeed and the more efforts are there to work upon the external sources and resources, more and more classes and sub-varieties of external forces come into effect.
The oneness within and the realization of oneness helps one to know his own true nature and this shall expedite the process of realization in the purest manner.
Random Thoughts, 2009