Everyone of us whether on a spiritual path or a worldly path, knows the importance of defining our own identity. Baba explains again in lucid terms, importance of it.
In our search for Guru also, we come across many who imitate others, who after a few months or years of following a Master, think that they can guide others.
A banyan tree takes many years to grow. It develops strong roots that grow deep into the soil. When it grows into a tree spreading its branches across the vast areas; it does not give invitation to others to come and rest in its shade. Tired travelers seek it to rest in its shade and cool ambiance.
Similarly, a true Master does not need publicity. Tired travelers of life, are attracted to Him (or Her), come seek solace from their struggling lives to revive and revitalize their spirit.
Imitation in any sphere of life is disastrous. Over a period of time, as an imitator one loses one’s own identity. Baba says be ever vigilant on this aspect in life.