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Meher Baba

Spiritual effort demands not only physical endurance and courage, but also unshrinking forbearance and unassailable moral courage. The world is caught up in Maya and is addicted to false values. Therefore the ways of the world run counter to the standards which the aspirant has set for himself.

If he runs away from the world, that does not help him. He will again have to come back to the world to develop that quality which would enable him to face and accept the world as it is. Very often his Path lies through the world which he has to serve in spite of not liking its ways.

If the aspirant is to love and serve the world which does not understand him or even is intolerant towards him, he must develop infinite forbearance.


DISCOURSES, 6th ed, vol 3, p. 119
1953-1954 © Avatar Meher Baba Perspetual Public Charitable Trust


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