Balancing of Sanskaras – “Real freedom can only be obtained when you give up all desires”


On Sunday, 13 October 1940, he explained some more points about sanskaras, after his second typed article had been read out:

Sanskaras must balance perfectly. This cannot be done by a mathematical process, or it would be easy.

Good and bad sanskaras are both bindings. If you have good sanskaras, you may take birth as a great, rich man; with bad sanskaras, you may be born as a miserable leper, and so on. But you cannot get freedom without a Master. You do not know how many bad sanskaras you have, and how many good ones you need. But the Perfect Master knows, and he will work with you to balance them.

Once, when Buddha was not yet realized [unveiled, God-conscious], after he had renounced his kingdom, wife and child, and had gone into the forest, where he remained doing penance and fasting, he encountered an old woman who was advanced on the Path. She told him that he was bound more than ever before! Before, they were fetters of iron, now they were of gold, but both were binding, all the same. Then, she told him the secret.  

Good and bad are mere terms. Hitler sincerely thinks he is doing good, and the world thinks he is doing bad! What is good for him is bad for the world. Good and bad are just man-made expressions. Real freedom can only be obtained when you give up all desires. You have to renounce them all to attain freedom., p2158
Oct, 1940; Meherabad

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