A. All the difficulties and obstacles met with in Abhyas (spiritual practices) are the result of Surat’s attachment with mind and body and their tendencies and attributes and with the objects created by them. Surat descended from its Nij Dham (Original Abode) long, long ago. In its descent it has taken over covers or bodies of mind and matter, and associated with the objects created by them, at various stages. By entangling itself in the region of Maya (matter), where ignorance prevails, it has lost memory of its real home, power, position and form. It has developed a liking for mind and matter, and has become extremely attached to material objects.
According as it proceeds fast with greater love in the Holy Feet of its Father Radhasoami day by day, and goes on reducing attachment for material objects and covers, i.e., bodies, after getting initiated in the secrets of the Original Home and the practice of repairing to it, these obstacles will go on disappearing soon and easily. As Surat is very weak and ignorant in its present state, it is necessary that it should start on its homeward journey with the grace of Radhasoami Dayal and the Sant Sat Guru or Sadh Guru, by kindling love in its heart. By their help, all difficulties will be overcome. If the Jive engages in the world to the extent it is necessary, and always adopts the middle course in all matters and does not give rise to unnecessary desires for mundane prosperity and acquisition of worldly objects, then his progress will be sustained and one day he will reach his original home.”
- Rai Saligram. “Nij Updesh Radhasoami”. Pp. 9-11
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