So remember, your master is not necessarily everyone’s master. The master is an individual experience. It is not necessary that what suits you will be suitable for everybody. For someone the emptiness of Buddha will suit, for someone else Shankara’s fullness will suit. But one thing is certain: when you find the master who is suitable for you, at that very moment you will merge. Both a master and a disciple cannot be found together. As long as there are two then the master has not yet been found. When the master is met then suddenly the disciple also disappears – and then the master is found within yourself.
If you have seen your master in me, then soon you will find that I am speaking within you. Though I am speaking on the outside, still you will find that I am speaking that which is unspoken within you. I am awakening that which is asleep in you. You will suddenly feel that you could have found this within yourself but you had no way to search for it. I have shown you what you would have seen within yourself if you had clear eyes. I am not teaching you something new, I am simply reminding you of something that you have forgotten. This is the only work of the master.
So don’t ask why Sahajo talks about worship of the master and then starts talking about the inward journey. If worship of the master has happened then the inner journey has started, because actually the master is within. That’s why the Hindus have been singing: The master is Brahma – the creator. The master is Vishnu – the preserver. The master is Mahesha – the destroyer. He is the ultimate, he is the end, he is the divine.
So Sahajo is saying, “I can abandon God, but I would not forsake my master” – because God was a closed book and it is the master who has opened it. God was hidden within, but who would have awakened her, who would have informed her?
It is the master who has awakened you and made you aware. The master is giving you back your self. That is why it is an inner journey.
Don’t become entangled in words like devotion and meditation. Don’t get entangled in words at all. One has to wake up from words, one has to experience the wordless. So you may use words, but don’t make chains out of them. And always remember that in the world of religion the words which appear to be contradictory are in fact not contradictory, they are complementary to each other.
If love goes well, if devotion goes well, meditation will be the attainment. If meditation goes well, samadhi, the superconscious state, then love and devotion will be attained. They are two sides of the same coin.
The third question:
You said yesterday that if you know that you are contented, that you are happy, then know that as yet there is no contentment and happiness. Sahajo herself is a sage, so how can she say that a sage alone is blissful?