The ultimate God, the Ancient one or the Paratpara Parabramha is the nonmanifested
aspect of God and the non‐realised aspect of Divinity by anyone. The
manifested aspect of God, known as Prakriti continuously goes through the triune
cycle of creation, sustenance and destruction. Although, the three aspects are the
parts of the same Divine cycle of time, yet due to functional division as conceived by
the limited human intelligence, they are characterised as separate divine
personalities called Brahma, Vishnu, Maheswar. As far as I understand the same
generative energy of divinity called Brahma changes to Vishnu to sustain His own
creation and also later, as Shiva or Rudra to bring it back to its primordial substance,
from where again to regenerate as Brahma. This is called the “Beyond State of God”,
whereas the Paratpara Parabramha is called the “Beyond Beyond State of God”.
Human beings, a very few of them, in the path of spiritual evolution spread
over hundreds of lives, reach the “Beyond State of God”. Having reached that state,
a few of them, as a player in the Divine game come to the earth in human
embodiment. Some such souls, known as Shivatmas remain in the God state or the
Parambramha state, with all the attributes of God i.e. unlimited power, unlimited
knowledge and unlimited love. It is this attribute of unlimited love or kindness that
forces some of them to comedown to earth in human form and ameliorate the misery
of life‐forms on earth. Such a soul is known as a ‘Sadguru’. When the Sadguru leaves
His body, the same Divine “love aspect” operates through another body, ready for
the purpose. Someone may ask as to where does the soul of Sadguru go after he
leaves his body. The soul of Sadguru is eternal, all pervading and always in the state
of Parabramha or Almighty. All Sadgurus are the same spirit and are within each
other as much as they are within God or in a state of God. There are five Sadgurus
guiding the affairs of the Universe at any point even today and at all points of time
to come. For example, if an ant were to move on the body of one Sadguru, the
sensation will be felt by the other Sadgurus. Their personalities may seem to be
different but their egos are one – the ego of the Oversoul or God. Being in God state
whatever they say becomes the command of God for that time as also for all times to
While thinking of Sri Shirdi Sai, in the context of His Mahasamadhi day, we
must remember that:
Sri Sai, as the Param Sadguru is God, is in God and will always remain as God.
He had embodied Himself by the love aspect of God for the suffering lot, and
that His kindness is unfathomable.
His job is to carry out the functions of God - creation, sustenance and
destruction, and to lead souls in their spiritual journey towards Divinity. After
leaving the body He is there in his God state, as a cosmic reality.
Hi is looking after His devotees and children as much today as He used to
when He was at Shirdi.
His devotees may go on taking birth life after life, but Sri Sai will be there
always to help and guide them towards happiness and spiritual evolution.
We must, therefore, make Him our mainstay of life and pray to Him with our
heart and soul.