THE REAL "HEADACHE"
The real "headache" lies in the fact that we really have to become what we really are, and therefore in order to gain God, we must first lose Him. Suppose I am God; then first I have to lose myself in order to be able to find myself.
Complete loss of God means, wants are not there, desires are not there, likes or dislikes are not there, you are not there, God is not there; in short, nothing is there: and this is Real fana or the Divine Vacuum. The moment this fana takes place, at that very moment, God comes into His own full glory of the everlasting baqa. This is not according to the Western conception of Realization of "this inside" or "that outside" but is discovery of God, by God, for God.
Even when God is lost and found, the life of God is not there.
The life of God can be led by regaining ordinary human sobriety
and, at the same time, retaining one's Divinity Individualized. For
example, [The Perfect Master, Sai Baba of Shirdi] Sai Baba's
Individuality is eternal, although his work in
the different planes and spheres of existence is no longer there.
Only those who were then in the respective planes of consciousness
know about Sai Baba's work in those particular planes; and all the
work of Sai Baba in all the planes at one and the same time was
known only to him and his contemporaries.
THE PATH OF LOVE, pp. 45-46
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