"Water flows from a higher level to the lower.
God's Grace too flows down to those who
are bent with Humility." Sathya Sai Baba
And the day came when the fear to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
True Spirituality is humility; one returns to the state of being nothing and nobody. This nothing is open like a sky - it is pure understanding.
"I have come to light the lamp of Love in your hearts, to see that it shines day by day with added luster. I have not come on any mission or publicity for any sect or creed or cause nor have I come to collect followers for any doctrine. I have no plans to attract disciples or devotees into my fold or any fold. I have come to tell you of the Universal, Unitary Faith, this Path of Love, this Duty of Love, this Obligation to Love." Sri Sathya Sai Baba, 4 July 1968
The relationship between Radha and Krishna is the example of the highest and purest love, an indissoluble union of the highest intermingling and completion. Krishna represents the private life of the Absolute. In this relationship Love reigns supreme as Krishna surrenders to Radha. Krishna is lovestruck while Radha has taken over control. He has surrendered to the Power of Love. The supreme object of devotion, Krishna, worships the highest devotion, Radha. The zenith of Radha and Krishna's love affair is the circular dance of love which points to the highest potential of the soul.
Most people want spiritual development the way that teenage girls want to have babies. The reality is that it is about giving up or having taken from you everything you thought was precious and necessary, leaving you for years in a burning desert until your bones are bleached white.
You have to be told that the false is false. The Master has to say to you: "this is false, that is false". He has to go on pointing out to you whatsoever is false first, because when you have known all that is false, suddenly a transformation happens in your consciousness. When you have become aware of the false, you start becoming aware of the true.
You cannot be taught what is Truth, but you can certainly be taught what is not Truth. You have been conditioned, you can be unconditioned. The function of a master is to dehypnotise you... then you will be able to see the Truth. The Truth need not be taught.
Buddha says: look into your heart. Follow your nature. He is not saying to follow scriptures. He is not saying to follow him. He is not teaching you any morality. He is not trying to create a certain character aroung you, because all characters are beautiful prison cells. He is not giving you a certain way of life. Rather he is giving you courage, to follow your own nature. He wants you to be brave enough to listen to your own heart and go accordingly.
"Follow your nature" means flow with Yourself. You are the scripture... and hidden deep down within you is a still, small voice. If you become silent you will be guided from there. The master has only to make you aware of your inner master. Then his mission is fulfilled. Then he can leave you to Yourself. A master is not to enslave the disciple; a master is to free him, to give him total freedom. If all the conditioning that has been put around you by society is removed, suddenly you will discover your nature. Your nature is to attain godliness. Less than that won't satisfy you, less than that is of no use. You can have all the money in the world, all the power and prestige possible, and still you will remain empty - unless your divine nature flowers, unless you become a thousand-petalled lotus, unless your divinity is revealed to you, you can never be content.
We are told to remain satisfied whatever be the case. A true master creates discontent in you - and such a discontent that nothing in this world can ever satisfy you. He creates pain in your heart, he creates anguish... because life is slipping by every moment, and each moment gone is gone forever, and you have not attained godliness yet, and one day is over.
He creates such a deep longing in you, such pain in the heart. He creates tears in your eyes, because only through such divine discontent will you move, will you take the quantum leap, the ultimate jump into the unknown. Follow your own nature. Your nature is consciousness.