What is the aim of life? It is to see God and become One with God. If God is, then we must see Him! That is our sole aim. There are different ways of seeing God, called yogas. Some try to see God through meditation and concentration on the Absolute within. That too is a very long process. And this process of concentration does not help you to rip open the veil that separates you from the Beloved and allow you to see God within.
There are many yogis all over the world. Many of them try to gain bliss through extraneous means and become drug addicts. Many of them become addicted to smoking hashish. After one or two puffs they get a feeling of elation; then gradually the effect wears off. Different types of yogis try to see God through different means, and naturally they get different experiences. But these are in fact only different kinds of hallucinations.
There are many fakes who dupe people and advertise their so-called experiences, although they are nothing but hallucinations. People flock around them to have some experience also, and thus they have their own circle of followers. They pass around a pipe of drugged [hashish or opium] tobacco, and when their followers smoke the pipe, they also begin to have [drug- induced] “experiences.”
One in a million, through intense concentration, does see God within himself. Then for him nothing exists any more; he sits absorbed within. Even a yogi who is genuine and who gets absorbed in this real experience cannot reach the Goal, the aim of his life, unaided by the Perfect Master. It is all made so complicated, and books on yoga have made it still more complicated.
No amount of reading and understanding can lead to God-Realization. You must be made to see God. When you get that conviction through sight by the grace of a Perfect Master, you are ready for Union with God.
He asked Anita, “Do you want to be one with God?”
Anita replied, “I just want to see you!”
Smilingly, Baba chided her, “How can you have two things – see me here, and see me as I really am?” He continued:
How very complicated a simple thing has been made! I am giving you a hint. The easiest way to achieve the Goal of life is to leave all and follow me through love. I do not mean that you should leave your house and family and come here! Don’t do that! [People laughed.] I mean that you be in your house and with your family, but love me as I want you to love me – love me above all. That is the simplest way.
Another hint. A still more simple way to attain God is to obey me. Obey me implicitly. Is it possible? That is simpler than the simplest thing! Try. If you try, I will help you.
It is because of love that I have drawn you all to me. If I did not love you, you would not come to me or care for me. It is not your love that has brought you to me; it is my love that has drawn you to me. . .
Lord Meher, American ed., Bhau Kalchuri, Vol. 18, pp. 5979 – 5980.