God in Human Form
No great master or realized soul has ever claimed to be god in human form. They just state that they are carrying out the duty assigned to them by their master. They are the disciples who makes this claim about them. They do this because of the fact that by being accepted and following the teachings of their master, they have come to realize the unique status of their master. In other words, they come to realize that god is within their very own self and that the true master is also within themselves. If we have not had that experience, master is only a concept, the testimonial of the experience of some one else which we are free to believe or not.
Sages, masters and mystics of all countries and times state that God has appeared in human form throughout history and continues to appear today in every generation . In Christianity, He is referred to as the Word made flesh. In Buddhism,he is the Buddha Nature who incarnates as a Boddhisattva. The Granth Sahib, which is a collection of the writings of dozens of masters of the Sikhs, call him Vah Guru. Kabir, and mystics of Islam such as Maulana Rum, Hafiz, Bulleh Shah, Sultan Bahu have described the path of the masters for the seekers of their respective times.
We have no difficulty in accepting the concept of God in Human form when it comes to past masters but when we approach a Living Perfect Master of our time there is a problem the mind rebels. All of the past masters including Jesus and Buddha were perfect Living Masters of their time. They were God in Human Form. Jesus was the Son of the Trinity and his worship forms the basis of Christianity.
These past masters were not recognized or accepted by every one for they lived like ordinary mortals. Many of them were not only rejected but were crucified. In Matthew it says that Jesus came eating and drinking and was a friend of publicans and sinners. This is also a complaint made by some initiates of the living, perfect master of our time. They say, "If he is god in human form, why doesn't he................? The living perfect master is as inscrutable as god himself and cannot be discovered by our intellect and reason. As Paltu Sahid says, "Love alone counts in the Court of the Lord."
Matthew 11:19 King James Version (KJV)
The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. But wisdom is justified of her children.
Even some of his disciples did not recognize his divinity.
13When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?
14And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.
15He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?
16And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
17And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.
18And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
19And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
20Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Jesus the Christ.
Peter went so far as to deny him.
Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.
And Peter remembered the
word of Jesus, which said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt
deny me thrice. And he went out, and wept bitterly.
The description of a journey from beginning to end can be described within a few hours by reading a travel brochure, but the trip around the world will take its own time. The same holds true for the description of the spiritual journey from duality to oneness.
It can be read within a few hours, but may take several lifetimes to complete.
Kabir Sahib has gone into great detail “See the Beloved Lord in Your Body". Soami Ji has also described the inner journey. The difficulties and problems the spiritual traveler faces are dealt with in great detail. A mention of this hidden path is given in the Bible .
1 Corinthians 2:9
(On the path of love and devotion mind is the only obstacle. RSSB is a path of love and devotion. It states, Do not expect improved health, wealth or worldly advantage to ensue. It is for self and god realization only. Also, the literature states that it can be the work of four lifetimes. The real master is within in the form of Light and Sound. The outer master simply points the way, guides and helps. He does not do the work. Every disciple must to do that for himself. If a man has not, through his own experience, realized that the living perfect master is God in Human Form, he should look upon the master only as a friend, a teacher of meditation, or elder brother. The experience of others is not his and since the relationship of Guru-Disciple is strictly personal with no one coming in between. He cannot compare his experience with others. Also, he should not believe that the organization is the path for it is not. The organization exists because thousands of people come to the same venue at the same time to see the Master and logistical problems such as parking, traffic, sanitation etc. must be arranged.
Refer to Matthew 6:6)
But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou
hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in
secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall
reward thee openly.