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BECOME AN ANT

Bhau Kalchuri

 
Last night I was thinking about the Amartithi celebrations and could not sleep. I have been appointed Chief Organizer, but really speaking, I am a very Cheap Organizer! Though I am the Chairman of the Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Public Charitable Trust, I am Chairman without a chair. Such thoughts were coming to me, and then I felt something, as if Beloved Baba were telling me the following:

"To think of becoming an elephant is no good, because an elephant eats the branches of trees. Become an ant, and you will get sugar candy!

"In the world, everyone wants to become an elephant. Greed for power, selfishness, jealousy, hatred, ambition, pride, different desires, take the shape of an elephant. You want to become big, you want respect, you want people to praise you, go after you, etc.

"You feel very happy.
"But what do you achieve?
"Nothing.

"Whatever you achieve is just binding you. But if you crush your desires, and become like an ant, you will get sugar candy. That means you will have Divine Love, which is pure, and you will become pure. You will be free from all desires, like an ant that is free from pride."

 

AWAKENINGS, pp. 387-388
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