The ‘Seekers’ do not seem to have learned the meaning of humility, which is the foremost virtue of a sadhaka. For the mind turned bright by its own purity cannot but rightly assess the difficulties of the task ahead and the relentless fight to be put up in the ups and downs of the long and arduous road. A pure seeker allows no outward appearance to cloud his judgement, but gratefully seeks the help of senior and more experienced sadhakas.
. One day, I remember, there was a talk in the darshan hall about the potencies of the avatara-hood, the special incarnation of God, when Sri Bhagavan remarked, without a vestige of self-glorification, that an avatara was only a partial manifestation of Iswara, the Creator, whereas the jnani, the Self-realised man was Brahman Itself.