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Meher Baba

Baba asked one of His lovers, "Have you read Stay With God ?" The lover had an excuse of 'no time.'

Baba said, "Is it really so? Are you honest in your answers? Hypocrisy is the worst thing — in every walk of life it consciously or unconsciously persists."

Then the lover put forth another excuse of 'pending work.'

Baba continued, "It is good to be frank and honest in all matters, whether most ordinary or important. Do not let hypocrisy persist, and strive for this with every breath."

And there was one more excuse, "I have no interest in philosophy."

Baba said, "There is no philosophy in the book. A simple thing made difficult is philosophy. The book contains food for the brain and a feast for the heart."

Someone interrupted saying, "Expounding of a certain principle is philosophy."

Baba: "Statement of facts and philosophy are not the same. Can you call Gita philosophy?"

The reply was, "It can be called so."

Baba continued, "Then here is My philosophy: I am in everything — I am everything — I am beyond everything. To know Me as I am, you must lose your all in Me. I am the Ancient One. Also, remember well that this is not mere philosophy, but a statement of fact based on Experience."


DARSHAN HOURS, pp. 15-16, ed Eruch Jessawala and Rick Chapman
1971 © Meher Baba Information


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