DIGNITY AND VALUE OF A PIR
Our Saint said a true and sincere disciple is one who regards the spiritual Pir’s place as free from blemishes. He also said, “Whoever has no spiritual guide, he has no faith”. A disciple’s success depends on his guide’s favour.
A disciple who has mere devotion towards his guide than his beliefs, his guide protects him in absence. A disciple should desire that, for which his guide has give a signal. A disciple is like a bedridden sick person, and the guide is his doctor.
It is obvious that a sick person who abides by his doctor’s instructions is cured soon. A disciple is one who regards a guide’s services more than his father’s. A guide is one who should be more affectionate to his heart’s children and than his own children. A disciple should make his guide the centre of his affection and submission, if he swerves from it he would suffer and would not be successful. A disciple who makes his guide the object of his desire would be successful.
The first condition of a disciple is he should not over step the boundaries fixed by his guide. A true disciple is one who forgets everything in the presence of his guide. A disciple should meet his spiritual guide like a drop joins an ocean, if he does not join, tell then he is a mere drop but one he merges he becomes an ocean.
GOD APPEARS IN THE FACE OF A SPIRITUAL GUIDE
A disciple’s intention and sincerity if in accordance with the guide, he is merged with his spiritual guide.
The above mentioned collective sayings may be regarded as rules of procedure for disciples and the later sayings are comprehensive benefits for the devotees. Our Saint in simple words has referred to that sublime issue which is the moral code of mystics in the most exalted attitude which is specially the name and highest goal of lovers. Amongst mystics complete isolation from the world and mergence with Truth (God) is called FANA (Annihilation).
DISCUSSION ABOUT THE DIFFERENT STAGES OF ANNIHILATION BETWEEN SARKAR WARIS AND BABA AUGHA T SHAH
Once, Haji Aughat Shah Sahib stated before our Saint that from the mystic sayings and from their unanimous opinion that annihilation is divided into three stages. First a stage is with their Pir, second with the Prophet and third with God. Every stage is superior to the proceeding one. The mystics complete one after the other and the last stage they regard as complete and final. It is apparent that the literal meaning of annihilation is completeobliteration, so how is it possible for him to accomplish other stages when his self if merged in spiritual Saint’s existence.
Our Saint smilingly said that one the disciple merges with the Pir and with the same face the Pir he crosses the second and the third stage. The annihilation is riot a physical death. The Mystics assume conventional terms i.e. it is an unconscious state.
The disciple is so absorbed in carrying our instructions of his Pir that he forgets the worldly ties, their connections and forgets his very existence.