Are There Any Realized Persons Still Living In India?
Yes, the country of India has been a country of spirituality.
For centuries, the sacred land has borne countless saints, Satpurush, seekers of the truth and Gnani Purush, and also the Vasudevas, Balrams, Chakravarti Kings and Tirthankars, who are perfect embodiments of Omniscience. These divine beings have not only attained their own salvation, they have become instrumental in the salvation of others too.
They have shown people the essence of real religion through the support of the knowledge they have acquired. They have given people the experience of liberation despite the existing bondage of the physical body, and have pointed out the right path for all to follow.
And yes, we can find such realized persons in India even today!
These Enlightened Souls are in no ways different from the realized Souls of the past; for the enlightened Pure Soul within them or the great Souls that existed in the past are of the same quality. In that sense, they are all one!
However, a realized person or the Enlightened One, who is living today holds a special and the greatest significance in our life, as He is our Spiritual Master who can lead us all to liberation.
Importance of the Living Spiritual Master
Only a realized person who is living and present for us can take us to liberation because He is there to guide us and show us the right path.
We often make mistakes that we are not even aware of. In such a situation, the One who is present can give us direct directives and instructions (aadesh) and also, He can give us direct knowledge (updesh) to pull us out of those mistakes. The Living Enlightened One is the guiding light with the help of whom we are not only able to realize our mistakes, but can also understand them in depth and rightly persevere to bring an end to each of the mistakes. Therefore, for us, He is a living Spiritual Master, being our primary instrument to attain permanent freedom!
The Soul is completely manifested within him, and therefore, the inner veils of ignorance hindering our Soul start collapsing just by a mere look in his eyes! The divine spiritual powers within him help us tread on the spiritual path much more easily, without any difficulty!
Like how a lit candle can light other candles, an Enlightened One can enlighten others’ Souls and put us on the path to eternal freedom! Such is the wonder of the Living Enlightened One, a Living Spiritual Master.
So come, let’s know who this Living Spiritual Master is…
Who is the Living Enlightened One?
His name is Pujya Deepakbhai Desai!
He attained Self-Realization in 1971. Ever since, following his relentless and sincere spiritual efforts, he has crossed several milestones on the spiritual path and his experience of the Soul has greatly sharpened.
Today, He’s the epitome of purity, sincerity and pure love!
He’s free from all worldly physical and mental conflicts that entail sufferings to a common person. Externally, he’s seen to be conducting a normal worldly life, however a constant awareness of the Pure Self reigns within. He treats every circumstance with equanimity. His primary goal in this life is to help everyone progress on the path to liberation and attain the state of eternal happiness that he has attained.
Under the shelter and guidance of this living Enlightened One, thousands of spiritual seekers today have experienced the following:
they have realized the Self (attained Self-Realization),
their awareness of the Self has increased,
their inner weaknesses of anger, greed, pride and deceit have started reducing,
their ego and intellect have begun to wane off,
their mind, body and speech have become more and more natural,
day after day, their experience of the Self keeps increasing, and
they are steadily progressing on the path of salvation.
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