Difficulties and challenges have to be faced like a hero

Baba’s Samadhi under construction in 1938

The next morning, Baba called Pendu and said in a very serious tone, “I am giving you two more weeks to complete the work*. It must be finished by August 25. I will have no place to stay. I am being evicted from the P.W.D.! So we […]

“Love annihilates the lower self and expresses the higher Self.”

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“Hectic search for exhilarating experiences should not be mistaken for love. They are the forerunners of grim, relentless penalties and intense suffering.

“Love from its lowest to its highest expression has its ups and downs. Love suffers the pangs of separation, the stings of jealousy; and all the little […]

“Love Me for Love itself”

Baba clapped His hands and we came running. Then, in the course of His talk with us, He spelled out on the board the different ways in which each loved Him. He turned to me and said, “And you love Me for Love itself.” It was not clear what Baba meant, but His words […]

The beginning of real love is obedience

To realize God, we must love Him, losing ourselves in His Infinite Self. We can love God by surrendering to the Perfect Master who is God’s personal Manifestation. We can also love God by loving our fellow-beings, by giving them happiness at the cost of our own happiness, by rendering them service at sacrifice […]

God only listens to the language of the heart

God does not listen to the language of the tongue which constitutes Japs (mental repetitions), Mantras (verbal repetitions), Zikra (either kind of repetition), and devotional songs. He does not listen to the language of the mind which constitutes meditation, concentration and thoughts about God. He listens only to the language of the […]

Divine Love

Divine Love is qualitatively different from human love. Human love is for the many in the one and Divine Love is for the One in the many. Human love leads to innumerable complications and tangles; but Divine Love leads to integration and freedom. Human love in its personal and impersonal aspects is limited; but […]

True Love

True love is very different from an evanescent outburst of indulgent emotionalism or the enervating stupor of a slumbering heart. It can never come to those whose heart is darkened by selfish cravings or weakened by constant reliance upon the lures and stimulations of the passing objects of sense.

Even when one truly loves […]

Gradations of love

Like every great virtue, love, the mainspring of all life, can also be misapplied. It may lead to the height of God-intoxication or to the depths of despair. No better example can be given of the two polarities of love and their effects than that of Mary Magdalene before and after meeting Jesus.

Between […]

Love and sacrifice go hand in hand

The light of love is not free from its fire of sacrifice. Like heat and light, love and sacrifice go hand in hand. The true spirit of sacrifice that springs spontaneously does not and cannot reserve itself for particular objects and special occasions.

Love and coercion can never go together. Love has to spring […]

Love brings about universal leveling of human beings all over the world

Love for God, love for fellow-beings, love for service and love of sacrifices; in short, love in any shape and form is the finest “give and take” in the world. Ultimately, it is love that will bring about the much-desired universal leveling of human beings all over the world, without necessarily disturbing the inherent […]