“Cults and religions have no importance – Love holds the key”

Just a week before, on 9 May, Baba had told another person:

Many people of the world say that God is. Every religion and religious book states that God is. God IS. People believe it. You, too, believe in His existence. Despite all this, only rarely does one resolve firmly to see God. Rare is the one who says: “I will see God at any cost,” even at the expense of renouncing his home, family and all else.

When one becomes like a fish living out of water in order to see God — thirsting with all his heart for His darshan — then one surely attains it. And he sees God with far more clarity than you see one another here.

Darshan has no connection whatsoever with rites, rituals, dogmas and daily religious routine. Zoroaster has shown that with good thoughts, good words and good deeds anyone can become like Zoroaster. And what is the state of affairs now? Zoroaster laid stress on good thoughts, good words and good deeds, but today his followers lay stress on wearing the kusti. They get annoyed if some fail to perform the ritual of kusti each morning. They do not bother much about the precious precepts Zoroaster gave. If once they forget to perform the kusti, they grieve over it, but they do not grieve while telling lies!

Thus, as long as such falsehoods like unclean thoughts, words and deeds are not given up, then no matter with what zeal you do kusti — however energetically you whisk it about early in the morning muttering prayers — there is not the least progress toward the Path. Study as many religious books as you can, they will not gain you God’s sight! Even the worms destroy books! So create within you the sincere longing for the sight of God.

Cults and religions have no importance. Love holds the key. Do your duty but have the thought at the back of your mind that all this is maya, and Baba is the only Truth.

-www.lordmeher.org, p4683
May, 1960; Guruprasad

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