Hypocrisy is a million-headed cobra

Their first stop was the bungalow of the district judge, Krishna Rao Naidu, where Baba gave this message on honesty:

I have lately been laying stress on honesty. If we love God honestly, we become one with Him. Never before have dishonesty and hypocrisy prevailed in the world as today. If the least hypocrisy […]

Self-delusion and hypocrisy

Later that afternoon of February 9th, Baba explained about hypocrisy and delusion. He asked the Westerners, “What is self-delusion? We say that so-and-so is self-deluded. What is meant by that?”

Someone answered, “A person who imagines himself what he is not,” to which Baba replied:

But this imagination is so strong that the self-deluded […]

20130527 – Better not to believe in God than be a hypocrite!

On May 12th, Dr. Vinod from New York, who knew the Winterfeldts, saw Baba at 8:15 A.M. He was a Hindu and part of his lengthy and poignant interview is reproduced herein:

“I am writing a book on the psychological condition of the world in relation to war and peace,” he said. “I […]

201300420 – True wisdom is not being hypocritical

To a highly educated group of his lovers, Baba stated …:

It is better to deny God than to make a show of devotion. You may be extraordinarily clever, but in the eyes of God your intelligence has no value if you indulge in hypocrisy. On the other hand, if you are the most […]

10 Oct 2012 – [Honesty] Hypocrisy spoils Baba’s work

ON MAY 17th, about two hundred people from Andhra arrived in Poona to spend the weekend in Poona and absorb the presence of Baba. The first day a discussion took place in Guruprasad as to how work in Meher Baba’s name should be done at the many Centers in Andhra. Adi Sr. was also present […]

09 Oct 2012 – [Honesty] Do not pose

 

The following day, Baba informed some visitors, “Let your heart be pure. Do not act outwardly what you are not inwardly.

“Be absolutely honest. God is infinite honesty. Do not pose as being pious, because God is everywhere. God cannot be fooled – so why pose as something you […]

08 Oct 2012 – [Honesty] How can I be honest?

 

 

“How can I be honest?” one of the visitors asked.

First, become honest with yourself. There should not be the slightest tinge of hypocrisy in your actions and behavior. Act according to your conscience. If you don’t listen to the voice of your heart, it would be hypocrisy. If you […]

05 Oct 2012 – [Honesty] The only sin which God does not forgive is hypocrisy

 

… Baba commented, “The only sin which God does not forgive is hypocrisy. The hypocrite deceives himself and others too.

“These days the hypocritical saints have increased in such numbers that, though I am the Ocean of Compassion, it has become nauseating even to me!”

He also stated, “It is no […]

02 Oct 2012 – [Honesty] Live what you preach

ON MAY 17th, about two hundred people from Andhra arrived in Poona to spend the weekend in Poona and absorb the presence of Baba. The first day a discussion took place in Guruprasad as to how work in Meher Baba’s name should be done at the many Centers in Andhra. Adi Sr. was also present […]

13 Sep 2012 – Cured of leprosy by Baba’s grace

Baba then cited the instance of Vibhuti, who came to him in 1925, before Baba began observing silence. Vibhuti stayed here, did nam-japa [repetition of God’s name], fasted, as were my orders. After a while, he, on his own, went back to Nasik from where he had come. He started telling people there he was […]