Spiritual life.

Spiritual life is a matter of perception and not of mechanical conformity to rules, even when these rules are meant to stand for the highest values.

It implies an understanding which goes beyond all words or formulations. All words and formulations have a tendency to limit the Truth.

Therefore those who seek to bring out the spirit underlying these formulations often have to launch upon a searching analysis of the formulated principles, and supplement this analysis by constantly retaining touch with concrete examples taken from life.


[Source- Discourses by Meher Baba, volume-I, p-100 (Copyright ©1967 by Adi K. Irani, King’s Rd., Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India]

State of liberation

In the state of liberation there is neither selfishness nor selflessness in the ordinary sense, but both of these are taken up and merged into the feeling of selfness for all.

Realisation of the unity of all is accompanied by peace and unfathomable bliss. It does not in any way lead either to spiritual stagnation or to the obliteration of relative values.

Selfness for all brings about undisturbed harmony without loss of discrimination, and unshakable peace without indifference to the surroundings.

This selfness for all is not an outcome of merely subjective synthesis. It is a result of an actual attainment of union with the Ultimate Reality which includes all.


[Discourses by Meher Baba, volume-I, p-31 (Copyright ©1967 by Adi K. Irani, King’s Rd., Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India)]