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 God is the subtlest being and in order to realise Him the subtlest means are the only way. This does not mean that for realising God one has to ignore the needs of physical body or empirical world. If perchance we fall upon the means which go on adding grossness we shall definitely remain away from the vision of Absolute Reality. It is an established fact that meditation is a subtle method provided the object of meditation is not concrete. That is why under Sahaj Marg we advise to meditate supposing the presence of Divine Light in the heart. The Upanishads also corroborate this. This practice supported by the transmission of the Divine Effulgence becomes subtler and subtler until it becomes the subtlest.
The job of the Teacher is the component factor in weaving the destiny of man's life. It is a fact beyond doubt that an abhyasi cannot go above by his own effort after a certain level of improvement, because he comes in contact with the subtle force which he cannot cross. In the lower stages also it becomes difficult if he proceeds by his own effort. The human consciousness is there which only he is aware of. He is to go into the Divine Consciousness,

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