Answering the Call
We have embarked upon the most important and arduous undertaking of our whole existence – the most difficult challenge we have ever faced since coming down into the creation. We have been called to follow this path.
One sometimes wonders why: How did this come about? What did we ever do to merit this? What method of selection turned up our names? There can be no explanation other than unfathomable grace, through which we have been selected, and to which we have responded with a sense of joyous recognition. It can only be by grace that we’ve been drawn to undertake this incredibly difficult and frightening, seemingly impossible venture: the work of taming the mind. Because that is what we have to achieve if we want to succeed with this, the greatest of all undertakings.
But this task – demanding and seemingly impossible – is also the most glorious, wonderful, miraculous and awesome venture of our entire existence. Never before have we attempted anything remotely like it.
The ultimate reward is something so precious and huge and noble that we can only consider it with awe. We are going to find out what love is. We are going to merge into the vastness of love that is God.We are going to become love.
Most certainly we must have earned this immense grace in previous lives. We’ve done it all, the Masters tell us. Over eons of time we have had one life after another. We’ve known countless successes and failures in different bodies, and we’ve lived through countless chapters of destiny. We must have often worked hard to achieve certain goals, and even achieved them.
But nothing – no past experience, no grand quest that we ever embarked upon – could even begin to compare with what we are now trying to do; nothing has ever been this difficult. And nothing has ever promised a greater reward.
And the wonder of it is that once the call comes, we know that we simply must go. It is beyond understanding – an inexplicable knowingness, for want of a better word. The Master has called us and we are going. It’s not negotiable and never was. If a soul is marked, that soul will be drawn to him.
This great goal would be utterly beyond our reach if we did not have him, the one who called us, to help us. If we did not have our Master we would not even know about it and life would be empty and futile, a never ending cycle of births and deaths.
But we have him, we have a Master. Let those words never be spoken lightly. Few other sentences could ever be so deep or profound. We are blessed beyond comprehension.
We know what to do. It has been explained to us over and over. So let us gird our loins, straighten our shoulders and stiffen our spines, and let us get down to work.
From the day that a Satguru initiates a person he internally contrives in such a way that while the person undergoes the pralabdh or fate karma, arrangements for his reaching Sach Khand are going on side by side.
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