The Supreme Perfection – Part 1

[The following message was delivered at Shivananda’s ashram, Rishikesh]

We should once and for all understand that no amount of learning, reading, teaching, reasoning and preaching can give us Liberation (Mukti). Vedantic expressions, Sufi talks, mystical words and philosophical statements take us nowhere spiritually. Religious conferences, spiritual societies and the so-called universal brotherhood are apt to bind the soul, rather than free it.

Only when we transcend intellect and enter the domain of love can we aspire for liberation. When love for God reaches its zenith, we lose ourselves in the Beloved God and attain Eternal Liberation. Liberated ones are ever free from all illusory attachments. Good and bad, virtue and vice, cannot pollute the Ocean of Divine Truth.

Perfection does not merely mean escaping from the Mayavic law. Man becoming God is perfection. But when man, after consciously becoming God, returns to gross consciousness as man, he has achieved the Supreme Perfection. Such a Perfect One is not only God, but lives the life of God as man. He is in Maya and simultaneously beyond it. He is amidst the law of karma but not bound by it. Whatever his actions, they are non-actions, for the actions which bind ordinary man are not only non-binding when performed by a Perfect One, but are channels for his universal spiritual work of liberating mankind from the ignorance of Maya. The Perfect Ones are free from freedom itself, and so are free even from the non-actions that they perform for their Universal work.

To those who love me and naturally wish to know about my activities I can only say that, as far as my inner life and internal activities are concerned, only God and those who are one with God can know and understand. As far as my external activities are concerned regarding my work with the God-intoxicated (masts), saints, sadhus and the poor, of contacting them, working with them, serving them and bowing down to them in wholehearted devotion, they have all been recorded by a disciple of mine in The Wayfarers.

I enjoy games, chiefly cricket, playing marbles, flying kites and also listening to music, which I have on rare occasions enjoyed. From time immemorial to this day, I have been playing with the Mayavic universe, and this enjoyment of playing still persists.

–Lord Meher (First Ed), p4075

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