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NOT TO LEARN BUT TO BE AWAKENED

Mani Irani

 
Some of the God-fire in your heart must have rubbed off on your letter I received last evening. I read it to Baba and the look on His face was very deep. His message for you is that you are very fortunate to experience this Love and that you should, "Plunge in, unafraid."

It immediately brought to my mind something Baba told us one evening just before the accident and made us repeat it a few times. It is the lines of an Urdu couplet by a mystic poet: "Understand well this Love is no joke; it is an Ocean of Fire in which you have to plunge deep and drown yourself."

The road of the mind is narrow, and for a dnyani (seeker) it is a long journey. The road of the heart, however, has no limits and it's the most direct to God. For the dnyani there are a thousand questions to all of which the bhakti (lover) has one answer — and it is all-sufficient and satisfying.

Baba says, "I have come not to teach but to awaken;" but unfortunately only a few can say, "Baba, I have come not to learn but to be awakened."
 

LETTERS FROM THE MANDALI, Vol. II, p. 73, ed. Jimmy Mistry
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