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 have to come to Meherabad. I am coming on the 25th whether you have finished or not!”

Pendu looked somewhat worried and Baba urged him, “Be brave! Don’t feel dejected or despondent with difficulties and inconveniences. Face it all — that’s manliness, that’s heroism.

“I don’t like things to go smoothly or easily,” Baba continued. “There is no credit in doing things easily. One must experience resistance, difficulties, and pass through awkward situations. These are real tests and bring out the best and worst in men. The more opposition you have from maya, the more you should resist and face it with fierce determination. Don’t feel anxious. Do your best.”

* The work is the construction of Baba’s Samadhi and Meher Retreat.

-www.lordmeher.org, 1934
Aug, 1938; Meherabad

 “My work is your opportunity.” – Meher Baba

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