For sure! Our trust i.e. our faith in a master, a Spiritual Master, helps us overcome any difficulties in the way of spirituality.
But does one have to keep faith and trust or does it come naturally?

Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan, the Enlightened being, explains:
No. Faith does not have to be kept; it has to come naturally. It is wrong to keep faith. Keeping faith does not work. A stamp will stick only if there is glue on it, right? Will it stick without glue?

When I was twenty-five years old, I had gone to a certain Master. He told me, ‘You will understand all this if you keep faith in me.’ So I asked, ‘For how long?’ He replied, ‘For six months.’ I said to him, “Sir, it does not come even now! Apply such glue so that my stamp will stick. Here I am trying to stick it; I am trying to make my faith stick but it keeps falling off. Now tell me something that will make my faith come upon you.”

You need glue to make it stick immediately and not have it come off ever again. The paper will tear, but it will not come off. If he (Master) tells you that your glue is not enough, then you should tell him, “No, the stamp is mine, but you have to apply the glue. If you do not apply the glue, the stamp comes off even before he stamps it, and I end up paying the penalty. Paste the glue on the stamp.”

On what basis does faith arise?
Param Pujya Dadashri says:
“Real faith will be established when the Master’s speech, conduct and humility ‘steal your mind and win your heart.’

When he (Master) starts to speak, faith will come to you that very moment, and you will feel, ‘Oh! He says such wonderful things!’ Your work is done if your faith is established on his words. He is so awe-inspiring that the mere sight of him will make you feel at peace. (Also) if Gnan (the knowledge he serves) is attractive, it will produce faith.

Even if the worldly Master does not know how to speak and you feel at peace, you should know that it is worth having faith in him. Every time you are agitated and you go to him and feel at peace, you should know that it is worth having faith in him. If the atmosphere is pure, know that this man is pure, and that it is here that faith will develop.”

A seeker’s unshakeable faith and trust in a master
Faith should be so firmly established that it will not go away, no matter how hard someone tries to remove it. Faith that is forced upon you will go away, and faith that you have lost has to be forced back onto you. This is what happens everywhere in this world. People’s faith remains for six months in one place, two years in another place, and five years some other place, but it will go away again. Therefore, do not keep faith on any Master whosoever in this world. You will be trapped when you do so. Remain with a Master only if faith comes on its own.

If once your faith has been established and it does not go away even if your Master were to yell abuses at you or beat you; that is what we call ‘unshakable faith’. Is this possible? There is no moksha (which is the end goal of all meditation or spirituality) without having this kind of faith. I guarantee you this. It can never be called faith if you go away from the Master because you found it inconvenient to be with him. In that case, are you looking for your own convenience or moksha? If you go away because you find it to be inconvenient, can you call that faith? What do you think? Faith means to surrender everything.”

How does trust in a Spiritual master help you overcome difficulties on the path of spirituality?
Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan suggests, “A true, experienced guide (Master) will immediately show you the way. Nothing will be pending; you will see instant results... So find yourself a true, experienced guide who can show you the station (your goal). If not, one will make you wander around aimlessly.”
Gnani Purush i.e. the Enlightened Spiritual Master is an experienced spiritual guide. He has known the path that we are treading on and He has a full experience of it. He has successfully surpassed the obstacles we are facing, and has overcome all difficulties before reaching at this high level of spirituality. So, he knows how these obstacles arise and also he knows what to do to overcome the difficulties.

He can see that which we cannot. Therefore, he can show us the present mistakes that are obstructing our progress and can caution us regarding the dangers, difficulties and obstacles we could get trapped in along the path. Hence, our trust in such a helping guide would surely ensure our spiritual development and our oneness with Him would help us attain salvation. By constantly coming to his spiritual discourses, eagerly listening to His speech, and trying to understand what he is trying to convey, the seeker can complete the spiritual path.

This is the place where faith arises spontaneously...
Gnani Purush is such that the moment you set eyes on him, faith will come to you. He is the idol of faith (shraddha ni murti). and faith will come without fail. Even in the most worthless person, faith will arise immediately when he looks at Gnani Purush’s face. The moment he looks upon this idol of faith, his entire inner intentions and state will turn around. Therefore, He is called shraddheya (one in whom the faith becomes established naturally).

Just upon seeing him, our heads will bow down in reverence. That is the definition of a Master. If one is a Master, then he must be such that he dissolves our ego. Only then can we attain liberation, not otherwise!!!

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Author's Bio: 

Ambalal M. Patel was a civil contractor by profession. In June 1958, spontaneous Self-Realization occurred within Ambalal M. Patel. From this point on, Ambalal became a Gnani Purush, and the Lord that manifest within him became known as Dada Bhagwan. A Gnani Purush is One who has realized the Self and is able help others do the same. Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan used to go from town to town and country-to-country to give satsang (spiritual discourse) and impart the knowledge of the Self, as well as knowledge of harmonious worldly interactions to everyone who came to meet him. This spiritual science, known as Akram Vignan, is the step-less path to Self-realization.