Excerpts from Bábá’s Discourses:
In the life of humans, there comes a certain period, when one earnestly seeks spiritual tranquility (Prashanti) in life or wants to come face to face with the Supreme Entity by elevating one’s Human Existence.
However, this degree of proximity varies from man to man depending on their respective Sam’skaras.
This spiritual realization is divided into certain stages –
This attainment of these spiritual realizations depends on Guru krpá.
However, behind all those aspirations, there lies an aspirant’s basic urge to know the right path.
Hence, the need of a reliable guide who will show the path; hold on a light of torch before the aspirant.
Now, when the sincere desire for spiritual emancipation arises on one’s mind, SHUDDHA’ MA’YA’ or VIS’N’U MA’YA’ or PARA PRAKRTI brings the aspirant in contact with a GURU.
This desire is called SAM’VIT.
Guru shows the path of Spirituality, teaches the art of PURASHCARAN’A, holds the torch-light (DIIPANI) & illumines the path of onward movement (MANTRA CAETANYA).
At this time, what the aspirant gets in first contact with the GURU is called DIIKS’A’ ……. Initiality ……..
Starting from the Initial Stage or Initiation.
“Diipa jinánaḿ yato dadyát kuryát pápakśayam tatah;
Tasmátdiikśeti sá proktá sarvatantrasya sammatá”.
This is also called GURU KARAN’A in TANTRA.
One invariable specialty of GURU KARAN’A is that the initiated disciple must completely surrender to I’STA & ADARSHA (called ABHISEKA in TANTRA)
From seminar notes: second phase june 1993.