Today’s Inspirational Quote:


“Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.”

— John Lennon

Good keeps your hands free


To speak well is good, to think well is better, and above all to live well is best.

Being good is good binding. You must either be good or bad. Bad is like bound wrists. Good is like bound feet.

Kabir writes beautifully about this; Good keeps your hands free, so that you can ever unbind your feet.

——-AVATAR MEHER BABA

[From- LESSONS FOR SPIRITUAL ASPIRANTS, Complied by: BIRENDRA KUMAR]
[Copyright © Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Public Charitable Trust Ahmednagar (M.S.) India]

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To come to me


“Remember Me Constantly And Wholeheartedly” —-


“To come to me” means experiencing me as I am. No more bondage of births and deaths. But it does not mean the state of a Perfect Master, of Perfection. That is only to be attained in the gross body. So if you are not blessed with this state of perfection, at least you can have liberation.


Baba declared, “ If you just take My Name at the moment of dropping your body, you will come to me.Yes anyone. It is not easy to do this. So do not wait for the last moment.


Remember Me constantly and wholeheartedly all the time and you will not fail to remember Me in your last moment and you will surely come to Me.”


THE GOD-MAN, p. 337, C. B. Purdom

1971 © Meher Spiritual Center, Inc.

Stages of love


THE STAGES OF LOVE

Meher Baba


“When lust goes love appears; and out the love comes longing. In love there can never be satisfaction, for longing increases till it becomes an agony which ceases only in Union. Nothing but union with the Beloved can satisfy the lover.


The Way of Love is a continual sacrifice; and what gets sacrificed are the lover’s thoughts of “I”, until at last comes the time when the lover says, “O Beloved! will I ever become one with you and so lose myself forever? But let this be only if it is your Will.” This is the stage of love enlightened by obedience.


Now the lover continuously witnesses the glory of the Beloved’s Will; and in the witnessing does not even think of union. He willingly surrenders his entire being to the Beloved, and has no thought of self left. This is the stage when love is illumined by surrender.


Out of millions, only one loves God; and out of millions of lovers, only one succeeds in obeying, and finally, in surrendering his whole being to God the Beloved.”


THE EVERYTHING AND THE NOTHING, p. 4

1963 © Meher House Publications, Beacon Hill, Australia

photo: I have taken this image from the recently discovered Baba footage of Elizabeth Patterson of Meher Baba in Santa Margharita, Italy, 1933

from the video “You Are Born To Love the Living God”, Mischa Rutenburg

by kind permission of Sufism Reoriented

Real happiness


Real happiness lies in making others happy.


The real desire is that which leads you to become perfect in order to make others become perfect.


The real aim is that which aims to make others become God by first attaining Godhood yourself. 

 


THE PATH OF LOVE, p. 13  

1986 © Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Public Charitable Trust

Art Courtesy: Cherie Plumlee 

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Love and lust


Whether a person happens to be good or bad at any point of time depends upon the operation of his sanskaras. 


The sinner and saint are what they are by necessity and have the same beginning and end.


——-AVATAR MEHER BABA


[From- LESSONS FOR SPIRITUAL ASPIRANTS, Complied by:  BIRENDRA KUMAR]

[Copyright © Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Public Charitable Trust Ahmednagar (M.S.) India]

Sanskaras


Whether a person happens to be good or bad at any point of time depends upon the operation of his sanskaras. 


The sinner and saint are what they are by necessity and have the same beginning and end.


——-AVATAR MEHER BABA


[From- LESSONS FOR SPIRITUAL ASPIRANTS, Complied by:  BIRENDRA KUMAR]

[Copyright © Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Public Charitable Trust Ahmednagar (M.S.) India]

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