The Need for a Spiritual Master
Today, Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj spoke of the need for a spiritual Master as we tread the path Godward. If we are to succeed in any new endeavor in life, we require the guidance of an expert in the field who has achieved mastery of the subject. Such mastery requires many years of diligence, hard work, sacrifice, and painstaking determination. Whether in the arena of medicine, sports, engineering, or any other field, an expert can help guide us and show us the way forward. Spirituality, he said, is no different.
To excel in the spiritual arena, we need to find an expert who has already unraveled the mysteries of life, has completed the spiritual journey and can guide us step by step through the vastness of the inner regions. Such an expert is known as a spiritual Master, one who has achieved mastery of the subject of spirituality.
A spiritual Master helps us understand the purpose of our lives and reminds us of the soul’s long journey and separation from God. They teach us the meditation technique, the process by which we learn to withdraw our attention from the outer physical world and focus it on the third eye, the gateway to the inner spiritual worlds. The inner spiritual worlds occur concurrently with our physical region, and we can only experience them as we transcend the physical senses. We embark on this journey and awaken to our true nature as soul through meditation. With continued guidance from a spiritual Master, we then gradually advance toward the soul’s ultimate destination—God’s Abode.
If we are to fulfill the supreme purpose of our lives, it is imperative that we seek the guidance of a spiritual Master.