SAINTS OR MEDIATORS
As the name of Lokman, the Great Physician and Philosopher, or a perusal of Materia Medica cannot cure a patient unless he seeks the physician of his time, the chronic disease with which the Soul is suffering cannot also be cured without a living Spiritual Physician called the Mediator, Murshid, Satguru or Saint.
A Perfect Saint is one, who by force of love and meditation, has crossed all the spiritual regions and is blessed with the privilege of attending the Supreme Court. His soul, in union with the Almighty, assumes the NAME of God. But this NAME does not hold the Heavens or the Universe. On the contrary it does the work of a ship for the true Souls who wish to reach the Almighty either from this earth or the intervening Heavens. Such a Saint is the best Mediator.
He will take charge of the Nirat connection of the Soul from the First Spiritual Lord and hand it over to the 2nd, 3rd or 4th Lord and will open the door for spiritual blessings upon the Soul. He will further square up the account of accumulated actions (hereafter called General Account) and introduce the Soul to higher Lords and will grace the Soul with his company where the soul cannot pass unaided. If a Mediator or Perfect Saint, after once taking charge of the Soul and giving verbal instructions, leaves the body and expires, he will do all that is necessary for the disciple' Soul from the Heavens.
A disciple who has been instructed by a Perfect Saint does not stand in need of any other Mediator as far as the salvation of his Soul is concerned. But if no Perfect Saint has taken charge of the Soul and given instructions, a living Mediator is necessary for that Soul. The reason is this: A deceased Saint's Soul can come from the highest Heaven down to the place of the Second Spiritual Lord, but cannot come down to the First Lord (the lowest) to take charge of the Nirat of a new Soul. A new Soul, therefore, must have a new Mediator.
Taking charge of the Soul's Nirat from the First Lord is an important matter and only a living and Perfect Saint can do it. Everything from then on can be done from the higher heavens once the Nirat has been transferred there.
A True Saint remains engaged in devotion to the Almighty and in distributing Heaven's bliss to his disciples and in saving them from dangers. He never hankers after worldly powers, riches or reputation and prefers a simple and quiet life. He is the embodiment of goodness, grace, kindness and mercy.
The Saint must have access to the 2nd and 3rd great Lords at least, otherwise he will not help his disciples to their blessings internally.
A true worshipper should never be disrespectful to any Saint of any grade. The Almighty Father and the Spiritual Lords, although they are oceans of toleration and forgiveness, cannot tolerate disrespect of a loving and advanced Soul.
If a Saint or a good Mediator is found, it has always been considered a good fortune to serve Him. But we should learn to discriminate between a real Saint and a professional beggar. The former deserves wholehearted service and attention, while the latter a little charity. This discrimination is very necessary as most people posing as Mahatmas and Mediators turn out to be cheats and rascals. God will certainly give you something but it will be what you deserve. Even the Mediator you get is according to your previous actions and attainments. A sincere desire to meet a real Saint for salvation at the time of death saves that Soul from degradation and such a soul directly assumes a human form and meets a Saint.
Without the aid of a Perfect Saint, the Soul sometimes enters such spiritual chambers which are closed from above or such regions where Souls come to fight and obstruct the path, and where all further progress is stopped. All Heavens are closed and well-guarded and without a Mediator, no Soul can have access into them.
"O Arjuna, those who have found the Truth will impart this Knowledge to you if you will very humble and repeatedly ask them and serve them." Gita 4-34