“It is really great to obey me when not knowing my True Self” – Part 1

 

Ravikant Rawal of Surat described how he had once witnessed a lover succeed in invoking rain by taking Meher Baba’s name at a particular place during a drought. In response, Baba commented:

We need not doubt what he says, he has seen it with his own eyes; but the fact remains, I did not know about it and I did nothing in that connection.

Nozar Dadachanji loved me. His family loves me; they did not grieve when he died but obeyed my will.

You all somehow feel that I am someone really great, but you have no conscious experience. There will not be greatness in your obedience after knowing me. But it is really great to obey me when not knowing my True Self. Mind will revolt against such obedience.

Kaikobad Dastur has some experiences and derives anand (bliss). He says he knows who I am. If I tell him to cut his family to pieces, he will do it cheerfully because he knows Baba is something. But obedience without consciously knowing me will make you greater than me. Whatever I say, I say in all sincerity. It is impossible to obey me literally. Were I in your place, it would be difficult for me to obey. So, what should I say about obeying me without knowing my Real State?

If obedience is impossible, then there is another way – purifying the heart. There are three ways:

the first is obedience;

the second is purifying the heart;

and the third is selfless service (seva).

–Date and place: May 1955; Meherabad
Lord Meher (First Ed), p4666
www.lordmeher.org (Revised 2014), p3735

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“Our very life should be such as to be God’s message of Truth in the world. If, in our everyday life, we manifest love, service and honesty, renunciation is achieved without renouncing the world.” (LM online, p4482)

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