Spiritual wisdom does not consist in the unquestioning acceptance of the ways of the world. The ways of the world are almost always a collective effect of the actions of materially inclined people.

Worldly people consider something to be right and make it right for persons of similar inclination. Therefore the blind following of convention does not necessarily secure wise action.

The life of the spirit cannot be a life of uncritical imitation; it must have its basis in the true understanding of values.


[Source- Discourses by Meher Baba, volume-I, p-127 (Copyright ©1967 by Adi K. Irani, King’s Rd., Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India]