Analogy of a water-diviner
Source: AvatarMeher.org, AMB Hyderabad Center
Giving an analogy of a water-diviner (a person who locates where a well should be dug), Baba said:
There are five types of men:
- those who are water-diviners,
- those who know the water-diviners,
- those who use a machine to test for water,
- those who begin digging a well, and
- those who, in order to drink water, go to a well.
The water-diviners are the Perfect Masters and God-realized beings; they know that water (love) will be found in a particular area and they lead others to the spot.
Those who know the water-diviners are their disciples and lovers, and they eventually find water by following the instructions of the water-diviners whose knowledge is sure.
There are others who rely on machines (their minds) to try to find water.
Still others begin digging a well with no test at all — first in one place and then in another — following one Master and then another from place to place.
Still others do not even begin to search for water. They only drink water wen they find it in a well; in other words, they don’t even try to look for it.
Therefore, to be sure to strike water (gain true love and knowledge), find the water-diviner who is certain to lead you to it, and stick to him.
Aug, 1929; Dhulia