THE VEIL MUST BE RIPPED OFF
But the veil must be ripped off. Though this veil is thin, at the same time it is very strong. It cannot be slit easily, but it can be rent in an instant by a Perfect Master. If it is torn, the consciousness of the soul at once enters the first plane. When a parrot escapes from its cage, it flies straight into the air without looking back.
But progress comes to a halt at the first plane if the rent in the veil is made through one's own efforts or with the help of a yogi or saint an imperfect guru. Seekers advance on their own, but it is ultimately useless, as they inevitably become entrapped. If a Perfect Master is there to help, he would not tear the veil unless the aspirant is fully ready; then the Master would take him straight to the goal.
LORD MEHER, 1st ed, Vol. 4, pp. 1213-1214, Bhau Kalchuri
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