What is real spirituality

 

On January 27, during darshan at the Links, a new visitor asked Baba, “What is real spirituality?”

Baba dictated this answer:

Spirituality is a thing to be experienced and lived. It makes you firm like a rock. Neither worldly sorrows nor pleasures upset you. You attain the state where no desires remain and you want nothing. When you do not want anything, you have everything. Look at this mast, Chatti Baba. He is so innocent, so loving, so happy always – for the simple reason that he wants nothing; and strange as it may sound, he has everything – happiness, contentment and eternal peace of mind.

The state of desirelessness, or of wanting nothing, is a faculty that is latent in everyone. It is within you and you must discover it. I have found it and continually experience it. I know that this faculty is in everyone but, being latent, it has to be found and experienced. The difference between you and me is, although both of us have this faculty, I actually experience and feel it, while you have yet to do so. I see myself in you all, as you see all these material things with your eyes. It is a fact for me.

With your gross eyes, you see everything external. Behind this external aspect, there is not merely a spaceless void, but also pure nothingness. When you experience this pure nothingness, you will see how it has come out of the Everything – and this Everything is within you. When this experience is gained, the faculty of wanting nothing is developed and you begin to experience it.

Remember that the first step in spirituality is not to speak ill of others. All human beings have weaknesses and faults. Yet they are all God in their being. Until they become Realized, they have their imperfections. Therefore, before trying to find faults in others and speaking ill of them, try to find your own weaknesses and correct those.

–www.lordmeher.org, p2506

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