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Meher Baba

The reason of my coming here all the way from one end of the country to the other to participate personally in your celebrations [Meher Baba's fortieth birthday, Saidapeth, Madras, February, 1934] is your Love that has irresistibly drawn me to you.

Love is a mighty force. It not only enables one to put the ideal of selfless service into practice, but would transform one into God. With Love one can follow any of the Yogas most suitable to his or her temperament. It will enable an aspirant to follow the rigid principles underlying the spiritual path, and where and when necessary makes him turn his back to the worldly pleasures for the sake of union with the Beloved.

Where there is Love there is Oneness, and there can be no question of any particular religion or caste or system, superiority or inferiority, and touchability or untouchability. That these distinctions are not real has been proved in a way by the recent earthquake tragedy. The earthquake in Bihar was simply a manifestation of one of the laws of nature. And that disaster spared none, rich or poor, high or low, belonging to this religion or that. It was not divine wrath. It is an eye-opener to the fact that where God and His laws are concerned there is no question of caste, creed or country.

But to realize this natural equality permanently one has to submit to the greatest law of God, which is Love. It holds the key to all problems in as much as under this law the Infinite is realized completely for all times in every walk of life, be it science, art, religion, or beauty. May the world realize this highest aspect of Divinity more and more.


MEHER BABA ON LOVE, pp. 79-80, ed. K. K. Ramakrishnan
1978 © Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Public Charitable Trust


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