The Relationship with the Master in Spiritual Life – Internal eye

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In infinite ways, the Sadguru tries to draw the aspirant into his own being so that the aspirant may get disentangled from the mazes of the universe and come to desire God. This longing for God is present in the aspirant from the very beginning, but the Master makes this primary longing more intense and articulate by opening the internal eye of the aspirant. When the internal eye is opened, God who is the object of search and longing is actually sighted. As the gaze of the soul is turned inward and fixed upon the supreme Reality, the desire to establish union with it becomes much more ardent than when the soul is groping for God through mere speculation or imagination. When the time is ripe, the Master can open this internal eye in an instant.

-Discourses 7th Ed., p190

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