BABA IS THE OCEAN
Vedantism, which is based on unity and assertion, finds its goal in the Aham Brahmasmi, "I am God," state. Buddhism, which is based on good living, finds its goal in nirvana. Zoroastrianism, which is based on pure thoughts, pure words and pure deeds, has its goal in Ahuramazda. Christianity, which is based especially on Christian mysticism, has its goal in becoming one with the Father. And Sufism, which is based on love, ends in fana and baqa, the annihilation and the becoming. And the different yogas, bhakti yoga, dnyan yoga, karma yoga and raja yoga, have their endings in nirvikalpa samadhi.
All these ends mean becoming One with God, and living the life of God in short, deification.
But, as I say, time is such that these rivers have gone dry and so the Ocean itself has to go out and flood these rivers. So it is now time for me to reorient these different "isms" which end in One God.
HOW A MASTER WORKS, p. 125, Ivy O. Duce
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