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Rustom and Sohrab behind Baba

One day, Baba emphasized to Rustom and Sohrab, “I joke with you, make fun at your expense, play cards with you and for my amusement make you act out some scene. I do all this on your level, but never forget for a moment that I am God in human form.”

On 2 May 1959, Baba sent this message to the principal of Saint Vincent’s Catholic High School, where the boys attended school: “My nephews Rustom and Sohrab should learn to

  • think well of others,
  • see good in others,
  • make others happy,
  • tell the truth,
  • shun all hypocrisy and
  • learn to love God.

This is true education. All other education is of little use. Those who educate themselves in this manner are my real relatives.”

-www.lordmeher.org, p4533
May, 1959; Guruprasad

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“Every moment, I respond to the whole creation. My response, being a divine response,  is wholly and entirely one of love.”
(www.lordmeher.org, p4555)

“Not only do I dispense justice, but I also forgive”

I have come and taken this body for other purposes. I am the Ocean of Mercy, Compassion and Love.

“We know there are judges in courts of law, and their duty is to pass judgment after a trial. The worldly judges do give justice. Either a person is convicted and punished, or acquitted and released according to their judgment.

I am the Universal Judge and as such I do dispense justice. But one thing is unique. Not only do I dispense justice, but I also forgive, whether you are found guilty or not.”

-www.lordmeher.org, p4302
Feb, 1958; 1958 Sahavas, Meherabad

The highest practice of Yoga

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Meher Baba once told His disciples, making objective use of a dispute which occurred between two persons:

All the meditations, yogas, concentrations do not teach what Baba teaches you through everyday living. That is, to be kind to those who ill-treat you, and to love those you dislike. This is the highest practice of yoga.

When Christ was mocked, spat upon and beaten, he did not use his powers, but he retaliated with love.

You should be glad of an opportunity to be mistreated by others. You should thank them for the opportunity of suffering and loving.

The purpose of your being with Baba is to eliminate the ego.

-Treasures (Ed. Jane Haynes), p94

” Do not pose…The importance lies in knowing and expressing exactly what you yourself think”

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[Continued from the previous post – http://avatarmeher.org/if-you-want-to-alter-anything-start-with-actions/]

A second point [that] is most important. Do not pose. For example, when you return, and someone asks you about Baba, if you think I am the Avatar, say it; if you don’t, say so. And if you vary — thinking perhaps he could be but I’m not sure, one day I think so, one day I don’t — then say that. It is no better to think one thing than another. The importance lies in knowing and expressing exactly what you yourself think. And apply this principle to everything. Just don’t pose.

-www.lordmeher.org, p3941
Feb, 1956; Ashiana, Bombay

“If you want to alter anything, start with actions”

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The next morning, February 7th, Baba called the two Australian ladies(Ena Lemmon and Clarice Adams)  to Ashiana, where he explained to them:

Be happy in any conditions and don’t worry about anything. If the whole world rocks, don’t rock with it!

And particularly don’t worry about thoughts. If you want to alter anything, start with actions. Why? Because thoughts belong to the mental world, and you have no control over them unless you are established on the mental plane. But you can control your actions.

 

-www.lordmeher.org, p3941
Feb, 1956; Ashiana, Bombay

 

God and Love : “If you lose hold of the mantle of this Guide, there is only despair in store for you”

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If you lose hold of the mantle of this Guide, there is only despair in store for you; the heart without Love is entombed in unending darkness and suffering; but the heart which is restless with Love is on the way to realization of the Unfading Light on the Unfathomable Sweetness of Life Divine.

Human love should not be despised even when it is fraught with limitations. It is bound to break through all these limitations and initiate the aspirant to the Eternal Life in the Truth so that the Lover loses his separate and false self and gets united with God who is the one matchless and indivisible Ocean of Unsurpassable Love.

The gateway to this highest state of being one with God is firmly closed for all who do not have the courage to lose their separate existence in the restless fire of Divine Love. I give my blessings to all who are thirsting for the full realization of divinity, for they shall be the pillars of the coming era of Truth and Love.

-“MESSAGES OF MEHER BABA Delivered in the East and West”, Compiled by Adi K. Irani, p69
Nov, 1944; Nagpur

God and Love: “If there is one thing which is most necessary for safe and sure arrival at the top, it is love”

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The spiritual Path is like climbing up to the mountain-top through hills and dales and thorny woods, and along steep and dangerous precipices. But on this Path there can be no going back or halting. Everyone must get to the top, which is the direct realization of the supreme Godhead. All hesitation or sidetracking or resting in the halfway houses is but postponement of the day of true and final fulfillment.

You cannot be too alert on this Path. Even the slightest of lingering in the false world of shadows is necessarily an invitation to some suffering which could have been avoided if the eyes had been steadily fixed on the supreme goal of life.

If there is one thing which is most necessary for safe and sure arrival at the top, it is love. All other qualifications which are essential for the aspirants of the highest can and must come to them if they faithfully follow the whispers of the unerring guide of love, who speaks from within their own hearts and sheds light on the Path.

-“MESSAGES OF MEHER BABA Delivered in the East and West”, Compiled by Adi K. Irani, p69
Nov, 1944; Nagpur

“All that is expected of us is this honesty and our attempt to make others happy and to be happy”

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Elizabeth had told Baba about Harry’s* chicken farm. “I like sheep better than chickens,” Baba remarked. Harry said he had many sheep and lambs also.Baba liked him and spelled out to him,

“Harry, I like humor and you have a good sense of humor. One must always try to be happy and make others happy; otherwise, life will be a bore. Honest living is also very important – whereby we know we are not deceiving God, others, ourselves, and the world. All that is expected of us is this honesty and our attempt to make others happy and to be happy.”

-www.lordmeher.org, p3060
May, 1952; Myrtle Beach

 

* Elizabeth’s nephew Harry Hartshorne

“The real remedy lies in remaining in Maya, but not being of it”

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If the Avatar or a Sadguru wishes his disciples to renounce something, he resorts to one of two methods. One way is that he snatches the thing away from him or has it stolen. Another is that he gives it such an importance that the person himself becomes fed up and gives it up.

I have activated Maya’s machine for a definite purpose. I permit humanity to have a thousand and one experiences by passing through various acts. The masses will come out of it all in the end. When they are capable of perceiving it, they will find that all this was a part of a great play, which God, in His unbounded cleverness, had staged with the objective of extricating humanity from Maya, through Maya.

The generally accepted idea of renunciation or detachment is an illusory way of getting away from Maya, because you miss the main point by running away. The inner reaction to such renunciation is that the mind soon goes out of control, leaving the person concerned in a morass, which only creates more complications. To overcome these new complications is still more difficult. The real remedy lies in remaining in Maya, but not being of it.

-www.lordmeher.org, p2080
Feb, 1940; Bangalore

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About a missed appointment – Keeping it is for our own good

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Baba had asked another visitor, Govind Joshi, a learned lecturer in a college, to come on a certain date, which Govind had missed. He came to see Baba a few weeks later (on 19 May), and Baba also asked him if he had read his books. Joshi replied, “Yes, Baba. They are truly a blessing to the whole world.”

Baba inquired, “But what about you? What have you digested by reading? Had you read the books as they should have been read, you would have left the work at hand to keep the previous appointment with me. It was for your own good. My love is impersonal and unconditional, too. In spite of your failure to keep the previous appointment, I love you nonetheless.”

-www.lordmeher.org, p4678
May, 1960; Guruprasad

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“Petty things take up all your energy, thoughts and time. No more of that. Love and forget. This is the only thing that matters. Love, always try to love.”
(www.lordmeher.org, p1819)