Survival of That Influence
Avatar Adi Da Samraj
is an excerpt from the essay, "The Translation of the Whole Body into Light
is the Destiny of Man", in The Enlightenment
of the Whole Body.
Spiritual Master Himself always only lives in Truth and at last He only vanishes
in Truth, returning His personal Influence to apparent invisibility, leaving behind
the Teaching of the Way and His Absolute or Transcendental Influence, made alive
through the vehicle of the Church of His devotees. Therefore, if the Church of
devotees fails to come into being or to survive the death of the Spiritual Master,
the Work of the Spiritual Master comes to an end. The Teaching may remain, but
the Influence that quickens it ceases to be fully available to the devotional
sacrifices of mankind, unless a Spiritual Master [of His Nature] incarnates again.
Therefore, His devotees, through the whole life of spiritual sacrifice, must continue
to maintain their own Community as an Agency for the survival of that Influence.