Book "Godman", written by Sant Kirpal Singh – Chapter 14
Master Souls come into the world out of sheer compassion for suffering humanity.
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28)
They have of necessity to put on the physical raiment, full of impurity as it is, because they have to work on the physical plane among human beings.
God clothed Himself in vile man’s flesh, that so He might be weak enough to suffer woe. (John Donne)
The way in which they come into and go out of the world is, however, quite different from ours. They come and go of their own free will; while we do so under the irresistible force of karmic pressure, just as a prisoner would enter a prison under a sentence of penal servitude. They come for the benefit of mankind – to grant the life impulse to such embodied souls as yearn for (true) life. Disembodied and eternally free, they come as saviours of souls.
They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. (Mark 2:17)
Birth and death affect them not, for they come as saviours for the sinners. By transmitting their own life energy, they transform the disciples into Saints.
A Master Soul is the greatest benefactor on earth. His work is of the highest order. He comes to liberate the souls from the vast prison-house of mind and matter, so that he may take the exiles back to their glorious home and restore them to their rich heritage. A kindly soul may direct the prison warden to provide delicious food for the prisoners under his charge. Another may grant the boon of delicacies to them. A third may order for them clothing and lodging and so on. Each of them no doubt may do something to ameliorate their lot for the time being.
But if someone were to throw open the prison gate and ask them to escape the squalor and misery of the jail, his work would naturally be counted as one far excelling the works of others.
This is exactly the nature of the work of a Master Soul. He reveals to us the lost kingdom, and restores us to paradise from which Adam and, through him, his progeny were driven out for the original disobedience to God’s commandment.
Man had an ignoble fall from the Garden of Eden, and none could restore him to the good grace of the Father and bring about reconciliation except the Son of Man. He takes upon himself the vicarious responsibility for the sins of man, purifies him of all ignominy and by transfusion of his own life impulse makes him arise into cosmic awareness and gain everlasting life.
He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life. (John 3:36)