On Swaraj and Self-Government—Political and Real

By “Swaraj” what I mean is the gaining of Truth—that Truth which already the property and birthright of everyone. What I mean, in other words is Spiritual Independence.

As for political independence, no doubt India will get it in the future. You need not worry about it.

This political independence is easily won, but real Spiritual Independence—that is achieved only with great difficulty.

Hence, my advice to you all is:

Seek that Truth which will give you everlasting
Bliss and real Knowledge (Jnan), thus enabling you
to raise others as you have been raised and to save
them from the entanglements of the world.

Anything sought in connection with external affairs is mere foolishness from the point of view of realized Persons who have actually seen the Truth and become one with everlasting Existence—as compared with those who have learned merely through reading and hearing.

– “Meher Baba’s Tiffin lectures”, p270
07-October-1926; Meherabad

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