By virtue of absorption in the Divine Source of Being,
the saint is able to exercise a non-coercive,
and hence, beneficient influence
on both individuals, and societies alike.
Because purged of selfness the Divine Reality
is able to utilise the saint, or avatar, as a channel of grace…
The biography of a saint, or avatar, is valuable,
therefore, because it throws light
on the way in which selfness or ‘the-I’ is purged
in order to make way for the ‘not-I’ or non-self of Divine Being.