WHEN THE EGO DIES TRUTH IS EXPERIENCED….
On one occasion, when I had lost my temper on someone and Eruch noticed, he came up to us and lovingly tried to resolve the fight. Eruch did it in such a tactful way that the issue was resolved immediately. I was impressed as I had not expected the issue to be settled, which is why I had lost my temper.
I was sitting quietly with Eruch and my heart prompted me to ask him the following, “Eruch, I am sorry about losing my temper, but tell me, isn’t taking a stand against injustice, against something that is wrong, isn’t that what Baba would want us to do? Doesn’t Baba want us to take a stand on righteousness?”
“No,” Eruch replied. “He wants us to take a stand on Truth and not on righteousness.”
“What’s the difference?” I asked.
“When you take a stand on righteousness, your ego asserts itself and you get bound in the falseness of illusion. But when you take a stand on the Truth, you have to be prepared to undergo all kinds of humiliations without reacting. If you can do that, the ego will diminish and gradually die out. When the ego dies completely, you experience the Truth.”
I was trying to take in this profound message that Eruch was conveying with loving compassion and yet something within me was resisting.
I said, “How do you deal with injustice?”
Eruch said, “Use injustice as an opportunity sent by Baba to undergo humiliation and to increase your dependence on Him.”
I protested, “What would happen to the world if everyone followed your advice and refused to fight injustice?”
“It is not for everyone,” Eruch explained, “to take a stand on Truth. It is meant only for those few who are prepared for total destruction – for those who dare to love and want Baba.”
The Real Treasure II, pp.88-90
By Rustom Falahati