What is meant by giving up ones life – Part 2

Baba asked Nilu what his reactions would be under these three circumstances. Nilu replied, “I will accept being a king in Persia and a sweeper in Africa, but I would not like to beg.”

“Have you any responsibility left?” Baba asked him, and emphasized, “It is not love if you have not relinquished all […]

What is meant by giving up ones life – Part 1

 

Baba repeated a verse from Hafiz about giving up life for the sake of the Beloved, explaining:

By saying so, Hafiz never meant giving up life itself, for instance, by cutting one’s throat. He was referring to giving up one’s will, which is one hundred percent impossible. He who gives it up realizes […]

20130618 – Surrender is better than love on the spiritual path

 

Continuing, Baba explained about the path:

Love and self-surrender both lead one to the Goal. But generally in the path of love, one drops his body after reaching the final destination. Whereas the one who treads the path of surrender, besides becoming conscious of God, also becomes conscious of the three […]

20130412 – Nothing is obtainable without the grace of the Master

Giving other examples to the mandali, Baba continued to write on his slate:

Take this building we are sitting in as the house of God-Realization. There are pots, pans, beds, trunks, furniture and other things in it. Now, if you had no idea what these things were, how could you find out about them? […]

20121208 – An attitude of surrender to the Master is essential to reach God

Baba scolded another of the mandali that same day but the man spoke back to him instead of keeping quiet. This caused Baba to explain to all the mandali:

Why do you get angry so often? You frequently break my orders. Then if I have anything to say about it, you […]

09 Aug 2012 – Unless one surrenders to Guru, a disciple gains nothing

A WANDERING SANYASI, who was a recluse and an ascetic, once showed up at Meherabad during this period. He had heard of Meher Baba and wanted the Master’s darshan. He was dressed in an ochre-colored robe, with long matted hair and a beard, and his whole body was smeared with ashes. Meher Baba asked him, […]