Dada Acharya Chidrupananda Avadhuta
-: THE SADGURU IS A FLAME:-
Ánanda Váńii: the Spiritual Messages of Shrii Shrii Ánandamúrtiji (nº 49)
“The flame of a lamp lights up countless lamps. The touch of a great personality wakes up innumerable sleeping hearts. In the same way, the eternal glow of the boundless élan vital of Cosmic Consciousness has been illuminating the life-lamp of universal humanism since time immemorial, is illuminating it, and in future will do so even more intensely. That is why I say, the future of the human race is not dark, rather it is strikingly resplendent. So proceed on, ignoring the frowns of darkness.”
1 January 1978
***The Sadguru is not a lamp, He is a flame, a light. He is always there to transfer His energy to the disciples. A disciple is a womb — who ready to receive the truth, ready to receive the Master (Sadguru), ready to receive His energy. Unseen by you, untouched by you, a constant shower of energy is happening. If you are receptive you will be utterly satisfied by it. Your thirst will disappear. But if you are only listening to the words, reading the words and collecting the words, gathering the information and proving, disproving, agreeing, disagreeing — then you are not receptive at all…your very being is absent, and your mind is functioning only. You may be physically meditating, following rules and regulations, but you are not psychologically receptive, not spiritually receptive at all.
The Master (Sadguru) is the Universal Consciousness.
One day when you come really close to a Master, when you are receptive enough, something jumps from the Master into you — a flame jumps. Just as it happens when you bring an unlit lamp very close to a flaming lamp… Just a moment before, the unlit lamp was unlit and the lit lamp was lit. And just a moment afterwards, at a certain distance the flame jumps and both the lamps are lit. That’s how millions of disciples can become lit through a single Master.
It known as “The transmission of the flame”... It is a beautiful expression. The Master simply allows you to have His fire, to make your dark house also light. He loses nothing, but you gain tremendously, enormously. Hence the great gratitude that has been felt by the disciples for the Master, because you cannot repay him — there is no way. What He has given to you is invaluable. All that you can do is feel a heartfelt gratitude. This gratitude is the only authentic connection between the disciple and the Master. And out of that gratitude the disciple bow down & put her/his head on the dust of Guru’s lotus feet.