On the "Crazy Wise" Dance of Guru and Devotee
As Avatar Adi Da Samraj has said (and as the greatest Spiritual Realizers throughout history have also indicated), Spiritual Instruction is necessarily a disorienting paradox for the disciple. In the mode of Instructing His devotee, the Master dances Alone in undifferentiated Ecstasy, as there is Only God, Only the non-separate Real, in which He has absolutely no separate identity. And at the same time, the yet unenlightened devotee is only dancing (except in Gracefully illuminated moments) with himself or herself, locked into the mistaken presumption of his or her separateness, living in the resulting illusions of projected mind.
Below are some examples from the traditions
of interactions between Master and disciple. These examples illustrate how the
Master does not (and must not) take the devotee's conventional and limited perspective
too seriously. Equally important, they illustrate how the disciple must realize
that it is almost impossible to judge the Master's behavior because of his or
her own conventional limits. Some of the stories also give examples of the devotee's
understanding that since he or she is interested in great Realization, he or she
must be prepared to pass through rigorous trials, and even adopt the unconventional
disposition of welcoming them.