What punishment is meted out to those who break the laws of God?

 

… They reached Visapur railway station, where Baba distributed sweets to the children and then to the teachers and mandali. They went to see the Water Tank which was under construction by the prisoners of the Visapur Central Prison. Watching the hard labors of the convicts, the Master remarked:

“How these prisoners are […]

Maya awaits the opportunity to use your weaknesses

Knowing my love for you, Maya awaits the opportunity to use your weaknesses. The moment you neglect my instructions, Maya’s purpose is served. I have to put up a big fight with Maya – not to destroy it, but to make you aware of its nothingness. The moment you fail to obey me implicitly, […]

Do you value a bicycle more than my words?

On August 24th, Mehera, Mani, Meheru and Rano were to be shifted to Karamchand’s bungalow in Nishat (Shalimar, Kashmir). Before proceeding to Nishat, Baba instructed Krishna to follow in the truck with their luggage and specifically not by bicycle. But after they had loaded everything in the truck, there was no room for the […]

“To obey me is the greatest knowledge”

Earlier in the day, Deshmukh had requested, “Grant me divine knowledge, Baba!”

Baba replied, “I will!”

While they were eating dinner, Baba served Deshmukh and Naoroji a piece of fish, although both were strict vegetarians. Taking it as Baba’s prasad, however, they did full justice to it. Afterwards, Baba prohibited them from […]

“You have done more for yourself than you can ever imagine”

Being in charge of the housekeeping and food, Ruano had been kept in the kitchen constantly, away from Baba. She became sad and jealous, and often wept over this. Nevertheless, she tried to do her job meticulously. Sometimes, while crying by herself in the kitchen, she would feel a gentle pat on the shoulder […]

“Develop the habit of instantaneous obedience”

One night, after conversing with the mandali, the Master ordered all to go to their respective rooms to sleep. All did so except Rustom K. Irani and Faredoon, who went outside to the urinal. Baba accosted them, “Why did you two break my order?” Both men protested that they had not broken […]

“To follow me is to obey me”

When one man taking darshan expressed his desire to follow Baba, in response Baba explained:

You want to follow me? Do you know what it means? It means to leave all and follow me. And do you know what it is to leave all? It is to leave everything, even your self, […]

“The true sign of love is to give everything – to give and give!”

The next step to this love is union. Therefore, love. Give more love, and more and more love. Big hearts always give and give in; small hearts take and take in.

One day, I will explain more about love to you all. Love is not understood properly. Every emotional act cannot be counted as […]

“This (Real) Love is higher than both obedience and devotion”

 

At one point, Baba again warned that continually thinking of how to get rid of the ego and how to merge in the Infinite is a hindrance on the path rather than a help. Continuing, Baba emphasized obedience:

You will always find very many who do not obey. They are just devoted. They […]

What is meant by giving up ones life – Part 4 (Final)

Reflecting back on the mechanical aspect, Baba stated:

If you are always conscious of keeping the Master’s will, and the consciousness is not disturbed by the slightest thought, then it is not mechanical. But this is impossible without the grace of the Perfect Master. Even to understand that the Master’s pleasure is your pleasure […]